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Old June 13 2014, 08:16 PM   #61
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

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It's going to be a great world cup for referees
Two games in, three major referee fails - I hope this trend doesn't continue.
I was going to say that I hope that it will change especially for Brasil but arrrgh...mixed feeling : I like the Brasilian defense for obvious reasons
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Old June 13 2014, 09:37 PM   #62
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Old June 13 2014, 09:39 PM   #63
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Well, that's starting to turn from tough to brutal for Spain...

Will Casillas still be their goalie in the next game?
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Old June 13 2014, 09:43 PM   #64
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Holland have utterly redeemed themselves in my eyes for their behaviour in the previous final.

Absolutely outstanding...
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Old June 13 2014, 09:45 PM   #65
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Will the Spanish defense survive ?

I'm enjoying that
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Old June 13 2014, 09:51 PM   #66
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If I'm not mistaken this is the first competitive game Spain has lost since the qualification to the Euro 2008...
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Old June 13 2014, 09:57 PM   #67
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wow! I did not expect that! The Netherlands sure got their revenge on Spain. I still think Spain can qualify to the next round but they better shape up. The Netherlands made them look like a high school team in the last part of the 2nd half.
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Old June 13 2014, 10:34 PM   #68
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If I'm not mistaken this is the first competitive game Spain has lost since the qualification to the Euro 2008...
They also lost their first game of the 2010 World Cup but not like that.

Well, I didn't expect that, obviously. Some beautiful goals by the Dutch. I like their style of playing which I think lends itself well to livelier games. With a morale boost like this they'll be hard to stop.
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Old June 13 2014, 10:45 PM   #69
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Well, I didn't expect that, obviously. Some beautiful goals by the Dutch. I like their style of playing which I think lends itself well to livelier games. With a morale boost like this they'll be hard to stop.
I don't know about that. Netherlands have a knack for delivering stellar performances early in the tournament only to choke in the elimination round.

Spain has had it with winning titles, by the looks of it.
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Old June 13 2014, 11:15 PM   #70
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Well, time will tell.

Poor Australians. The second goal by Chile was sweet, though.
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Old June 14 2014, 06:30 AM   #71
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Well, that went a lot better than I'd expected. Weird thing to say after a 3-1 loss but given our limitations and inexperience - and how useless we were in the first 15-20 minutes - I wouldn't have been surprised if there'd been a blowout. Having said that, our set pieces were terrible and the second goal was just embarrassing - three blokes standing around admiring their opponents instead of actually defending harked back to the bad old days when we'd play the likes of Argentina and some star-struck "professional" would gibber about hoping to get some of Maradona's sweat on him. Chile probably deserved the win but (even though I'm obviously biased) I reckon 2-1 would have been fair enough and 2-2 would have worked, too. Football isn't fair, though, and the third goal was just cruel.

Thank God for Tim Cahill. The bloke is brilliant. We'll be screwed when he retires.

Missed the Mexico-Cameroon game but Spain-Holland was a bit of an eye-opener. Not having seen either side play since the last World Cup I wasn't sure what to expect but seeing Spain basically fall apart was remarkable. Maybe if Silva had gone for a percentage play instead of the smart-arse effort he attempted and Spain had gone 2-0 up, it might have been different. As it was, van Persie's bit of brilliance and some remarkably inept defending and keeping made the result almost inevitable. Given the performances of both teams I'm not really looking forward to our matches against them. It's hard to imagine that Spain could be that appalling again and Holland could destroy us.
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Old June 14 2014, 10:15 AM   #72
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Spain Holland, blimey I didn't expect that. Be interesting to see how Spain come back from that.
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Old June 14 2014, 10:38 AM   #73
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Ooph...

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Old June 14 2014, 10:49 AM   #74
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The Netherlands are ready too early
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Old June 14 2014, 10:54 AM   #75
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For obvious reasons, I certainly hope so.
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