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Offline SydneyonTees  
#1781 Posted : 13 July 2014 23:55:22(UTC)
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I'll tip my hat to the Brazilians for organising a great tournament. Great atmosphere unlike South Africa with those stupid vivivulvas or whatever the feck they were called.


Depressingly, the next two tournaments are likely to be utterly soulless affairs, typified by the nations in which they are being held.




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#1782 Posted : 14 July 2014 01:10:17(UTC)
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Offline bowser  
#1783 Posted : 14 July 2014 06:12:27(UTC)
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Messi gets player of the world cup award - what a joke. I presume he got that to keep the sponsors happy

Absolute joke - the winkfest over Messi has been stopped in its tracks. He has yet to achieve what Pele and Maradona have achieved at the World Cup.
He probably has one tournament left and I think he'll be blubbing after that one because I can see this Germany side repeating tonight's win.
The best team fittingly won this tournament.


Mueller for me. Handful throughout. Neuer has also been outstanding.
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#1784 Posted : 14 July 2014 07:31:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: bowser Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: SEMerc Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: pnepaul Go to Quoted Post
Messi gets player of the world cup award - what a joke. I presume he got that to keep the sponsors happy
Absolute joke - the winkfest over Messi has been stopped in its tracks. He has yet to achieve what Pele and Maradona have achieved at the World Cup. He probably has one tournament left and I think he'll be blubbing after that one because I can see this Germany side repeating tonight's win. The best team fittingly won this tournament.
Mueller for me. Handful throughout. Neuer has also been outstanding.


Rodriguez or Neuer for me.

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#1785 Posted : 14 July 2014 07:32:10(UTC)
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Messy Messi  no goal scored.  Enjoyed the match.. No shoot out to go through. Well done for the German team. 



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#1786 Posted : 14 July 2014 08:45:50(UTC)
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The Gaucho Grill dream dies... Bugger 

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Offline David M Porter  
#1787 Posted : 14 July 2014 09:07:37(UTC)
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Well done to the Germans; they were the best team in the tournament and deserved to win it last night. That said, it could have been a different story if the Argies had taken some of the chances that came their way, especially early on. At least they made a game of it last night, unlike their biggest rivals last Tuesday!

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#1788 Posted : 14 July 2014 09:15:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SEMerc Go to Quoted Post


I'll tip my hat to the Brazilians for organising a great tournament. Great atmosphere unlike South Africa with those stupid vivivulvas or whatever the feck they were called.


Depressingly, the next two tournaments are likely to be utterly soulless affairs, typified by the nations in which they are being held.



I think that sooner or later, FIFA will have to backtrack on Qatar hosting the 2022 tournament. There is no way on earth it can be played in that country in the summertime (far too hot), and moving it to the winter would cause far too much disruption to the domestic season, both in this country and around Europe, not to metion the likes of the Champions League as well.


Personally, I think England should get the 2022 World Cup.

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#1789 Posted : 14 July 2014 09:34:54(UTC)
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A question for those who know more about football than I do.


Is Lional Messi one of those players who is great at club level, but not good enough when it comes to the international stage ??


For what its worth I think he does fall into that category. 

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#1790 Posted : 14 July 2014 10:02:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: bowser Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: SEMerc Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: pnepaul Go to Quoted Post
Messi gets player of the world cup award - what a joke. I presume he got that to keep the sponsors happy
Absolute joke - the winkfest over Messi has been stopped in its tracks. He has yet to achieve what Pele and Maradona have achieved at the World Cup. He probably has one tournament left and I think he'll be blubbing after that one because I can see this Germany side repeating tonight's win. The best team fittingly won this tournament.
Mueller for me. Handful throughout. Neuer has also been outstanding.


Has to be Neuer or Rodriguez.


Rodriguez is going to become a world class player over the next couple of years if he isn't there already.

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#1791 Posted : 14 July 2014 11:10:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pnepaul Go to Quoted Post


A question for those who know more about football than I do.


Is Lional Messi one of those players who is great at club level, but not good enough when it comes to the international stage ??


For what its worth I think he does fall into that category. 



 


Well he's put in some brilliant performances right at the very top club level, so I don't think it's a case of him not being good enough.


I think he's been struggling for months to consistently reach anything like his best form. Is there an underlying injury? Sometimes something relatively trivial can rob a player of that little extra bit of ability that made them special - look at Torres.


And maybe the particular style deployed at Barca is so ingrained in him, he finds it difficult to adapt to a different system, such as that played by Argentina (which, of course, you would expect the very best players to be able to adjust to)

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#1792 Posted : 14 July 2014 11:11:20(UTC)
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To add, one thing is for certain, it's a joke for him to be named player of the world cup.


 

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#1793 Posted : 14 July 2014 11:46:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post


To add, one thing is for certain, it's a joke for him to be named player of the world cup.


 



Agreed. As mentioned, probably to keep the coporate lobby happy


Higuan will forever regret missing that easy chance early in the game. I think he just rushed it.


Glad the Argies didnt win, they would have been the most undeserving  Champions ever


 

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#1794 Posted : 14 July 2014 12:19:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post
To add, one thing is for certain, it's a joke for him to be named player of the world cup.


Farcical. I always laugh at the 'players being out of position' argument. I'm no expert, but I've always thought part of being a great is to be adaptive and to fit in with the style of the team.
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Offline Saint Snow  
#1795 Posted : 14 July 2014 13:03:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brian Gaze Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post
To add, one thing is for certain, it's a joke for him to be named player of the world cup.
Farcical. I always laugh at the 'players being out of position' argument. I'm no expert, but I've always thought part of being a great is to be adaptive and to fit in with the style of the team.


 


Which point I did make.

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Offline David M Porter  
#1796 Posted : 14 July 2014 19:39:17(UTC)
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What did everyone make of the tournament overall? Did you think it was the best, or one of the best ever as claimed by some sections of the media? For me it was the best one since the World Cup was expanded to 32 teams & 64 games for France '98, but I'd only put it as high as equal with 1994 in terms of quality. Mexico '86 is still the best World Cup I've watched.

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#1797 Posted : 14 July 2014 19:41:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post


Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post


To add, one thing is for certain, it's a joke for him to be named player of the world cup.


 



Agreed. As mentioned, probably to keep the coporate lobby happy


Higuan will forever regret missing that easy chance early in the game. I think he just rushed it.


Glad the Argies didnt win, they would have been the most undeserving  Champions ever


 



I agree. They would also have been underserving champions IMO had they won the Italia '90 final against the Germans, even more so than had they won last night.

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#1798 Posted : 14 July 2014 19:58:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: David M Porter Go to Quoted Post


What did everyone make of the tournament overall? Did you think it was the best, or one of the best ever as claimed by some sections of the media? For me it was the best one since the World Cup was expanded to 32 teams & 64 games for France '98, but I'd only put it as high as equal with 1994 in terms of quality. Mexico '86 is still the best World Cup I've watched.



I thoroughly enjoyed the World Cup - great matches especially in the group stage, loads of great goals and plenty of attacking football. I agree in that it's been the best World Cup since USA 94. Hopefully Russia 2018 will be good too. A while to wait yet but I remember thinking that after the World Cup in South Africa, here we are 4 years later and Brazil 2014 is finished!

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#1799 Posted : 14 July 2014 20:46:06(UTC)
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For those of us that missed '66, do you think you will see England ....


a) Host a world cup


b) Win a world cup


c) Win a Euro championship


...during your lifetime?

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#1800 Posted : 14 July 2014 21:02:31(UTC)
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