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World Cup Germany 2006
Posted: 17 June 2006 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 301 ]
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Just from the BBC live text and this thread the U.S. seems a lot more aggressive on offense than they were versus the Czech Republic…

Posted: 17 June 2006 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 302 ]
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Good save Keller!!

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 303 ]
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That’s the first save keller’s had all cup i think.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 304 ]
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Btw, some people here think I am making excuses because I support Italians. This is nonsense. I am generally an England supporter, and in this game I am supporting USA, both by adoption, and because they’re the underdogs.

Great save by Keller there. And Donovan looks OK too.

Posted: 17 June 2006 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 305 ]
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CFiJ - 17 June 2006 08:29 PM

Just from the BBC live text and this thread the U.S. seems a lot more aggressive on offense than they were versus the Czech Republic…

They are playing wider, and the Italians are giving them more space between the old NASL ‘neutral-zone line’ and the box than the Czechs did.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 306 ]
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I think the Italians are looking more dangerous now than they did in the last 15 minutes. Watch out, USA.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 307 ]
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I like Cherundolo. And said so days ago.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 308 ]
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Wasn’t that obstruction?

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 309 ]
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When’s Arena going to bring on his third sub? He’s going to need fresh legs.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 310 ]
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Don’t we have a sub left? Why aren’t we using it?

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 311 ]
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onyewu’s pissed. Why haven’t we subbed?!

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 312 ]
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I’m not happy about this. Italy could luck into a goal like Germany.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 313 ]
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WHERE IS OUR THIRD SUB BRUCE?

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 314 ]
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What a failure. How could arena not sub? He’s asleep on the bench,.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 315 ]
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Well done USA. I answered my own question about adopted vs native. Blood is thicker than football club loyalties.

However, I don’t think this game was the best advertisement for the sport.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 316 ]
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Someone let me know what the story about the ref abc is about to show us is. I gotta run down the street to this festival.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 317 ]
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I’m surprised at how European commentators still seem astonished at how well USA plays.

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Posted: 17 June 2006 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 318 ]
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Why wasn’t this game a good advert for the sport? I thought it was very very exciting.

This was a magnificent performance by the USA. The Italians were very poor, but the Americans still had to hang in there, down a man, and they did it. More about team spirit and fitness than skill, but it’s all good.

And I believe they can beat Ghana. Ghana have big weaknesses at the back, particularly from set pieces. The USA should have nothing to fear.

Posted: 17 June 2006 09:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 319 ]
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I was pleasantly surprised to see the US create multiple scoring opportunities while down a man against a superior team.  I was expecting them to dig trenches.

Posted: 17 June 2006 09:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 320 ]
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I AM LASHICUS (TwoAlous) - 17 June 2006 09:04 PM

Why wasn’t this game a good advert for the sport?

The refereeing was very strict, yet ineffectual. There was still a lot of shirt-tugging and falling over.

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Posted: 18 June 2006 01:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 321 ]
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So did noone watch the postgame thing about the ref?

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Posted: 18 June 2006 05:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 322 ]
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Socceroos vs. brazil in 11 hours. Aussie aussie, oy oy, or whatever.

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Posted: 18 June 2006 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 323 ]
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Holland has been krap and won two games.

That midfield looks WEAK right now. Cocu isnt’ doign jack, Van Bommel looks tentative… VdV doesn’t look fit.

The bakline is krap too

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Posted: 18 June 2006 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 324 ]
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Can’t believe no-one’s commented on today’s games yet.

The first match was incredible. Japan and Croatia both showed incredible fitness and heart to keep going like that in sweltering conditions. Croatia were playing a 3-5-2 and their wing-backs must have covered a ridiculous amount of ground. For Japan, Nakata and Alex in particular were phenomenal. Miyamoto was terrible in defense, though. Most exciting 0-0 draw you’re ever likely to see.

Brazil have just scored an undeserved, but rather inevitable, goal against Australia. If they want to come back they need infinitely more from Mark Viduka. Both number 9s in this match look, fat, lazy and disinterested.

Posted: 18 June 2006 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 325 ]

Australia has Brazil right where they want them. Look for three goals in the last 10 minutes.

Bresciano needs to do better than that.

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