World Cup 2006

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Which team is more likely to reach the final?

Korea Republic
1
2%
Argentina
4
7%
England
10
17%
Croatia
0
No votes
USA
0
No votes
Italy
3
5%
Cote d'Ivoire
1
2%
Ukraine
0
No votes
Paraguay
0
No votes
Germany
9
16%
Portugal
3
5%
Spain
0
No votes
Czech Republic
1
2%
Brazil
13
22%
Netherlands
7
12%
Japan
0
No votes
Mexico
0
No votes
Sweden
2
3%
France
0
No votes
Other (please precise which team in a post)
4
7%
 
Total votes: 58

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Post by BunnyS » 15-06-2006 19:08

The_One wrote: You beauty! The last half hour was much more like it. I was getting very worried. Lennon changed the game for me. The T&T defenders couldn't just stand there and head balls away. They actually had to commit defenders, which made space for others. Great ball in for Crouch (thank God he made up for that miss) by Becks (thought he was a bit poor up to that point) and a fantastic strike by Gerrard.


I second all of that o/
I was worried after the first half, but I had always said it wouldn't be an easy win :) Nice to see Rooney on pitch again. Credit due to Terry for saving a goal !? lol , not too familiar with Lennon up until now but I agree, he did exactly what was needed.

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Post by R3L!K » 15-06-2006 20:07

Is it a coincidence that it was the Liverpool players that managed to snatch victory from almost certain embarassment?

Okay, okay, the rest of the team helped too :D

I'm hoping Sven experiments a little with Sweden. I want to see Lennon and Rooney start. Owen alongside Rooney, with Walcott coming on for Rooney later.

Owen deserves 90 minutes and I think Crouch's aerial threat will be pretty well contained by the Swedes.

I wonder if Becks could play as a holding midfielder, he can certainly still supply the forwards from the centre - defensively it is a gamble though.

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Post by R3L!K » 15-06-2006 20:10

Robinson

Terry Ferdinand Cole

Lennon Beckham J. Cole

Gerrard Lampard

Rooney Owen



(LoL never in a million years!)

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Post by The_One » 15-06-2006 21:58

Sweden winning makes it a bit more awkward. Another late goal.

Last time we tried Beckham in a holding role we lost. Not sure it would work out.
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Post by slimshady » 15-06-2006 23:32

England are still playing poorly imo .. they need to improve a lot if they want to reach at least the quarter finals

Lennon should start

Crouch is ugly and STUPID

Anyone noticed the bird ?

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Post by R3L!K » 15-06-2006 23:51

He may be ugly and stupid but he does score.

What puzzles me is before the tournament started, he was described as 'something different' or 'plan B' or 'another option' ie something defenders won't be used to.

But playing him in every game is surely providing future opponents more than enough information on his weaknesses.

What bird? his bird|

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Post by The_One » 16-06-2006 00:44

He might be no oil painting but he doesn't come across as stupid at all. England were poor, again, until the substitutions. We always play poorly against defensive teams. Becks provides no width at all.

You're right R3L!K, future opponents will be making their defenders grow a few inches before they face England.

Without altering the side completely, the change I would make would be to drop Lampard for Carrick/Hargreaves. We must have a holding midfielder. Lampard is keeping Gerrard in shackles.

If we want a bolder change 3-5-2 seems to make sense.

As for up front, Owen HAS to be given 90 minutes against Sweden.
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Post by Messy » 16-06-2006 12:25

That (shot at the) goal from Trinidad/Tobago yesterday that was offside.. (just after they had gotten the extra 3 minutes)

It was so fucking awesome!
The ref should have just given it to them (it wouldn't have won them the game anyway) :( I felt like crying along with the guy when it turned out to be offside.

I'm too emo to watch footy :)

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Post by BunnyS » 16-06-2006 13:15

/me pats Messy :)

It was a tuff call but ofc, I for one wasn't going to argue :D

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Post by meep98324 » 16-06-2006 15:48

poor poor serbia and montanegro...they just went up against a better team. right now it looks like argentina is the best team in the world cup.

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Post by The_One » 16-06-2006 16:19

Serbia and Montenegro were pretty rubbish and I can't see too many other teams giving Argentina so much space but still...they were awesome.

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Post by BunnyS » 16-06-2006 16:26

Best played game from any team I have seen so far, before that I was only really impressed by some of Spains work. If Brazil don't sort it out , and Argentina stay on form they could well be on the way to the cup :o

Only team I have seen so far that really deserve to do well, ofc things will change as we get on to the next rounds :)

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Post by The_One » 16-06-2006 20:51

No team 'deserves' to do well.

So Ivory Coast are out. Shame it was such a tough group. They looked good enough to go through. Tunisia is the best bet for an african nation in the next round now.

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Post by slimshady » 16-06-2006 21:03

Ivory Coast are the most frustrating team i've ever supported, really ..
and they certainly lack creativity

i didn't get to watch the Argentina game, but 6-0! omg ! :O :O

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Post by Cenotaph » 16-06-2006 21:53

Glad to see Angola getting a positive result in the World Cup.

It's nice for these players, some of them without club, others playing in the portuguese secondary league, to enjoy some success.

And they can still hope to get past the group stage, so gg :D

Hope that Portugal does well tomorrow, not only a good result but also an entertaining exhibition like we always love to watch, but if they can get the three points with another 1-0 it's fine. :P
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