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Old June 14 2014, 03:00 PM   #76
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Ooph...

That was a highly entertaining match to watch.
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Old June 14 2014, 07:41 PM   #77
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Indeed it was. I can´t remember, when I enjoyed the last victory by a dutch team - that´s usually a no-go as a German

@ SPCTRE
Apparently you´re confident for 2014. You think 1990 was just a slip from the 20-year rhythm?
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Old June 14 2014, 07:52 PM   #78
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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
After these referee fails i read that FIFA chooses the refs by nationality and not by experience so to guarantee a diverse group for a worldwide appeal and fairness.

That's a really dumb reason.. this way you get a japanese ref who has no international experience much less on this scale and who would be used in third league or below in the german league until he has got some experience and proven he's capable.

There's being noble reasons vs. effectiveness and i would always choose the latter at such events. It just boggles my mind how amateurish FIFA is operating.. if i did business decisions like these i'd be out of a job sooner or later.
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Old June 14 2014, 10:51 PM   #79
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Well, it's an international organisation and its leaders have to keep all the member associations happy, hence the referees also coming from those various associations. Also, Rizzoli is an internationally experienced ref and still made that mistake. So, that's no guarantee, either. It seems to be a combo of bad luck, high pressure and I suspect match fixing by the betting cartels.

Missed most of Uruguay vs Costa Rica and am now looking forward to England vs Italy. I think it's funny that one of the Italian forwards is called Immobile. Too bad for Buffon, apparently he's injured and can't play. I'm hoping Rooney will finally score.
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Old June 14 2014, 10:57 PM   #80
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Missed most of Uruguay vs Costa Rica
Good news in Paris : Cavani will apparently start the new season in August
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Old June 15 2014, 03:28 AM   #81
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I missed most of Uruguay/Costa Rica and all of Italy/England because of work, which is a shame because I would have loved to watch Costa Rica stunning Uruguay.
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Old June 15 2014, 04:30 AM   #82
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Ivory Coast beating Japan 2:1 was a surprise while Italy beating England was nice because I took a bet on that game and i won.
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Old June 15 2014, 09:15 AM   #83
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Two unexpected results and two that were little or no surprise. Good stuff.
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Old June 15 2014, 11:23 AM   #84
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Italy won. I'm kinda surprised. Well, we still have time to fuck it up.
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Old June 15 2014, 01:13 PM   #85
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Italy won. I'm kinda surprised. Well, we still have time to fuck it up.
Verratti and/or Motta will get a red card and Sirigu will miss something easy.
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Old June 15 2014, 01:28 PM   #86
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Italy won. I'm kinda surprised. Well, we still have time to fuck it up.
We're both not old enough to have witnessed England beating Italy in the past. So I'm not sure why you're surprised.
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Old June 15 2014, 01:42 PM   #87
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Apparently you´re confident for 2014. You think 1990 was just a slip from the 20-year rhythm?
I just enjoy supporting the team and exuding a healthy sense of optimism and confidence.

I dislike people who follow football only when a World Cup rolls around as much as I dislike people following the "public opinion" of the day (which, at the moment, is being overly pessimistic despite all evidence to the contrary. People just repeat what they've heard somewhere).

So, yes, I'm optimistic that we have a chance to go really far, if not all the way.
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Old June 15 2014, 01:51 PM   #88
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I'll be rooting for Germany if (or once) Italy is eliminated. Unless of course the German media annoys me as much as it did in 2012.

It's funny how winning a world cup in recent memory kinda makes you all soft and relaxed when it comes to expectations. The memory of celebrating the world cup win on Piazza Maggiore in Bologna with thousands of others is still fresh for me even though it was 8 years ago.

I won't be crushed if Italy doesn't make it this time. I'd say it's Germany's turn but for some reason I'm enjoying the Germans less now than I did in 2010. I also find Jogi Löw increasingly irritating.

I personally want Spain to go out asap since they've won too much shit in the past years. Not keen on seeing that again. I also think Brazil has won enough world cups already.

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Old June 15 2014, 02:30 PM   #89
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Italy won. I'm kinda surprised. Well, we still have time to fuck it up.
We're both not old enough to have witnessed England beating Italy in the past. So I'm not sure why you're surprised.
Even though we lost (forgone conclusion, really!), I'm glad that we showed even a little bit of fire at times - unlike last time out when we were atrociously awful.
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Old June 15 2014, 02:52 PM   #90
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Italy won. I'm kinda surprised. Well, we still have time to fuck it up.
Really? I thought the win against England was pretty much a sure thing. I would have foreseen more trouble against Uruguay but after yesterday, I'm not so sure about that anymore.

England was much better than I had expected, though. I'm glad to see that they're actually playing good football again. Nice goal. And Stirling is certainly a discovery. I hope they can keep this up and don't let this loss bring them down. Who knows? They might actually make it into the knock-out round.


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I'll be rooting for Germany if (or once) Italy is eliminated. Unless of course the German media annoys me as much as it did in 2012.
Which, of course, it invariably will. And if not them it'll be the fans.

I'm looking forward to Argentina vs Bosnia tonight, weirdly enough. I've heard people praising the Bosnians who might be good for a surprise in this World Cup.
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