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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2009, 05:33:52 PM »
I don't think you can really look outside of the top 5 for a winner.  Argentina scraped through qualification, England have some pretty big weaknesses throughout the team, and France... they never seem to actually *want* it, despite their quality. 


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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2009, 06:06:59 PM »
I seen the French goal refered to as "The Hand of Gaul"...... which is pretty funny if you know what that is a take off on.


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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2009, 06:08:26 PM »
I seen the French goal refered to as "The Hand of Gaul"...... which is pretty funny if you know what that is a take off on.

I know what that's a take-off from... *grumble grumble*


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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2009, 06:10:03 PM »
I seen the French goal refered to as "The Hand of Gaul"...... which is pretty funny if you know what that is a take off on.

I know what that's a take-off from... *grumble grumble*

Oh yeah, sorry.

But it does look like a good volleyball set.



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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2009, 06:12:38 PM »
I saw that match when it aired.  Not quite as heartbreaking as the 1990 World Cup Semi-Finals, but still pretty tough to take.


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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2009, 06:52:29 PM »
Henry has owned up giving the usual blame the ref not me.  if only players would play as though the ref could see everything.  I'm glad i didn't like him before hand.

Domenech(france coach) claimed to not see any hand. ::)



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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2009, 08:19:18 PM »
I'm not a football/soccer fan but that play in the Ireland v. France match was just egregious. In my opinion, it's just one more example of why replay needs to be employed in most sports. After yet another season of raging at baseball umpires, I'm really tired of certain sports not implementing replay simply because they have their heads up the ass of some bullshit romantic attachment to "tradition". Sorry, I'm ranting. It's just wrong.

One thing I noticed as I was watching highlights was the huge gap in the level of play between the U.S. and most of the rest of the world. Most of my exposure has been watching a few Galaxy games this past season. The international game is on a completely different level! Seems like a thousand-fold increase in skill, precision and finesse.

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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2009, 10:54:11 PM »
i love the world cup!



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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2009, 11:38:52 PM »


One thing I noticed as I was watching highlights was the huge gap in the level of play between the U.S. and most of the rest of the world. Most of my exposure has been watching a few Galaxy games this past season. The international game is on a completely different level! Seems like a thousand-fold increase in skill, precision and finesse.



It really is a whole different thing.  even though i could be going to quakes games around here i much prefer to watch crappy streams of premier league games on my computer cause it is just a much better game. 
and international games are my favorite (assuming they are actually playing for something i dont watch friendlies) cause the teams want to win so badly.  its like war without the killing (at least on the field in the stands might be a whole different situation).
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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2009, 01:04:27 AM »
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/petition-sign.cgi?97987633

this wont do anything but it feels good to complain :)
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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2009, 05:18:40 AM »
So, is the only way to get any satisfaction is to get a bunch of drunk Irish fans to boat over to France to cause havoc?


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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2009, 07:18:51 PM »
So, is the only way to get any satisfaction is to get a bunch of drunk Irish fans to boat over to France to cause havoc?

that would be quite satisfying...
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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2009, 11:51:24 AM »
heres the draw!

group A
south africa
mexico
france
urugauy

my picks to go through: South Africa and Uruguay

group B
argentina
Nigeria
South Korea
Greece

My picks to go through: Nigeria South Korea

Group C
England
USA
Algeria
Slovenia

my picks: England USA

Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana

My Picks: Germany Australia

Group E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon

my picks: Netherlands Cameroon

Group F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
slovakia

my picks: Italy Slovakia

Group G
Brazil
North Korea
Ivory Coast
Portugal

my picks for group o death: Brazil Ivory Coast

Group H
Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chile

My Picks: Spain Honduras


I'm going dark horse england to win it all!

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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2009, 05:12:53 PM »
Huh.  Well, I think we might make it out of the group stages after all.  :)

I think you're mostly right with your predictions, though I will say that Argentina will definitely step up their game for the finals and Portugal are a really great offensive team, if a little wonky at the back.


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Re: world cup 2010 South Africa!
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2009, 05:22:14 PM »
i like to make some bold predictions especially since me and my bro made this espn competition so i gotta have my upsets to win it!
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feel free to join in password is: COYS
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