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Old July 5 2014, 11:17 AM   #646
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I'm a bit tired of seeing some South American teams hacking and slaying their way through the tournament without the referees intervening. As much as I liked Chile their style was very physical and apparently the other South American teams saw that as an example. Brazil and Columbia were very intense tonight basically trying to murder the more skilled players (Neymar and James). What an ugly football.

Scholl was right in his post-match analysis saying that the referees allow this to happen and if this continues we'll see a return to the 1980s when being a small, agile player meant you got mutilated by the likes of Jürgen Kohler. Scholl said Germany might as well bench a player like Özil if the referees can't be arsed to protect this kind of creative player. You could tell he was very frustrated and pissed off because he was one of those creative and physically rather weak players back in the days himself.

At this point I'm hoping for a Germany vs. Argentina final. Argentina is playing decent football, so is Germany. I wish the German offense would find their ways of 2010 and 2012 again but they still look solid enough.

And I just can't stand the Netherlands. Robben is one of the most unlikeable players in the world.
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Old July 5 2014, 11:45 AM   #647
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Neymar suffered a fractured vertebra, he's been ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
Hopefully that will prevent a rather disappointing and certinly undeserving Brazillian team winning the competition.
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Old July 5 2014, 12:05 PM   #648
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Yeah, I'm wavering (to say the very least) on my "I hope Brazil wins" stance. Neymar was pretty much the only player out there who in any way even slightly resembled the great names of the past that made watching them play so enjoyable. Now he's out we're left with...well, players like Hulk and Fred. Good grief.

And I agree that Robben is too much of a grub to even contemplate supporting Holland. A different sort of grub to de Jong, but every bit as detestable.

My options are becoming very limited at this stage.
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Old July 5 2014, 05:59 PM   #649
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Robbens reminds me of Zidane ze headbuttair...
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Old July 5 2014, 11:26 PM   #650
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This Netherlands-Costa Rica game sure is a cure for insomnia, for some reason I think it's going to be a Germany-Argentina final this year.
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Old July 5 2014, 11:36 PM   #651
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Penalties...
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Old July 5 2014, 11:39 PM   #652
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Subbing the goalie - what the f... ?
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Old July 5 2014, 11:47 PM   #653
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O.K. !
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Old July 5 2014, 11:50 PM   #654
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Subbing the goalie - what the f... ?
Frsh goalie for the shootout, and it worked...
Holland is through...
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Old July 5 2014, 11:52 PM   #655
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Subbing the goalie - what the f... ?
He simply has a better penalty quota than the one playing.
Not really an "inspired" decision by Van Gaal as people are saying. Any coach would have done the same in that situation.

Great, now i have to root for Argentina. Ugh...
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Old July 5 2014, 11:52 PM   #656
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The Dutch should have taken it 2 or 3 to zip during the game with those crossbar bounces... the better team won, obviously.
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Old July 5 2014, 11:53 PM   #657
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The Netherlands are such an unlikeable side. And it's not just Robben. The goalie acted like a jerk during the penalty shootout.

Trash talking the opponent ahead of a penalty? What is this? Boxing?

I guess I'll be rooting for whoever faces the Netherlands.
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Old July 5 2014, 11:56 PM   #658
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Any coach would have done the same in that situation
Give me a break, never seen that done ever in football never mind a WORLD CUP Last 8 match. Van Gaal has HUGE melon size balls to make that change. Well done Holland but Costa Rica hold your heads high.
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Old July 5 2014, 11:56 PM   #659
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Subbing the goalie - what the f... ?
He simply has a better penalty quota than the one playing.
Not really an "inspired" decision by Van Gaal as people are saying. Any coach would have done the same in that situation.

Great, now i have to root for Argentina. Ugh...
No, you really don't.
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Old July 5 2014, 11:56 PM   #660
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Any coach would have done the same in that situation
Give me a break, never seen that done ever in football never mind a WORLD CUP Last 8 match. Van Gaal has HUGE melon size balls to make that change. Well done Holland but Costa Rica hold your heads high.
His balls are almost as big as his ego I guess.
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