Which country will win the World Cup?

Which country will win the World Cup?

  • Brazil +251

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • England +797

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Germany +808

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Argentina +840

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Italy +913

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • France +1375

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Netherlands +1484

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Spain +1625

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Portugal +2350

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Czech Republic +3300

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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  • Poll closed .

malakas

Banned
Condoleezza said:
Shevchenko.
Streller.
Hey....what counts is that you will understand me! ;)



I wrote them phonetically and only about secs after the actual penalties were executed..:cool:
 

malakas

Banned
matty p said:
thanx for the sympathy teammate. all i can say is the italians cheat in their local league so i guess we shouldve known that theyd cheat even more against us in the world cup. screw them
hahaha,yeah!:D
They are already experts at cheating.;)
 

matty p

New User
Condoleezza said:
Neil laid himself in Grosso's way to deny him a chance to score. He even raised his right shoulder. Grosso was in full speed on no way could have avoided to stumble. Had he tried to jump spiderman-like over the human barrier Neil had provided he (Grosso) would have fallen anyway. So he dutifully fell over Neil right away. In Germany we call Grosso's behaviour "decision help" for the ref. Doesn't chance anything that the PK was the right decision. Tough for Australia - but right.

Taken everything together the Ozzy team had their big share of luck because of very debatable ref decisions (Cahill foul on Takahashi at 1-1 against Japan, off-side eqalizer against Croatia, Materazzi being sent off). Thank the Lord for being allowed to play in the 2nd round and go home now.

Condi
what youre forgetting is that grosso had already got the ball around neill before he dived over him. he kicked the ball to the left of neill, but then ran straight into him. he couldve easily followed the ball by running around neill, but instead chose the soft option of diving over neill and appealing for a penalty, even though the ball was nowhere near him.

i fail to see how 6.9 billion people can be wrong on this 1, with the only people believing it was a penalty being you and the ref (and grosso but we know that dirty cheats just lying). maybe u think youre smarter than everyone else in this world? are you a genious? can we have your autograph?
 

StraightSets

Semi-Pro
Condoleezza said:
Had he tried to jump spiderman-like over the human barrier Neil had provided he (Grosso) would have fallen anyway. So he dutifully fell over Neil right away.
If he had not decided to show us a gold medal dive, he would have cleared Neill by about a metre. Anyone who argues that fact has problems.
 
mowcopian said:
i do because they have a much stronger team. if both germany and argentina play well. argentina will win.
I don't think they have a "much" stronger team, even on paper.
They don't have a forward as dangerous as Klose.
They don't have a midfielder in the Ballack mould.
And where is the Lahm-type defender?
Granted, the Argentinians don't have crappy players like Friedrich, Metzelder and Mertesacker in their defense.

But don't underestimate the home crowd avantage.
If you follow the big European leagues closely you know that statistically the home team wins 3 times as much matches as the away team.
And this WC is in Germany. Germany has made 7 of the last 13 WC finals ....

I'd say Germany has a 60/40 chance to advance to the semis.

Condi
 
StraightSets said:
If he had not decided to show us a gold medal dive, he would have cleared Neill by about a metre. Anyone who argues that fact has problems.

Anyone who says this has never played soccer. Even if he had tried to clear Neill he would have stumbled. There was no way for him to overcome this human obstacle called Neill. Which is exactly what Neill wanted. Neill didn't even try to play the ball.
The penalty was OK.

Condi
 
matty p said:
what youre forgetting is that grosso had already got the ball around neill before he dived over him. he kicked the ball to the left of neill, but then ran straight into him. he couldve easily followed the ball by running around neill, but instead chose the soft option of diving over neill and appealing for a penalty, even though the ball was nowhere near him.

i fail to see how 6.9 billion people can be wrong on this 1, with the only people believing it was a penalty being you and the ref (and grosso but we know that dirty cheats just lying). maybe u think youre smarter than everyone else in this world? are you a genious? can we have your autograph?

The vast majority of soccer experts on German and British TV thought the penalty decision was right. But stay in your fantasyland .....

Condi
 

matty p

New User
Condoleezza said:
The vast majority of soccer experts on German and British TV thought the penalty decision was right. But stay in your fantasyland .....

Condi
"Fabio Grosso's theatrics may earn him a spot on Italy's diving team for Beijing 2008"

that news report sums it up.

oh and most of britain thinks it wasnt a penalty, except maybe the 1 channel u watched.
 
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Deleted member 6835

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StraightSets said:
Not when you get grown men getting love-taps on the shins and rolling around as if they have just been run over by a truck.
ya but soccer is the language of the world :) and there aint nothing you can do about it, cuz it certainly aint rugby
 
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Deleted member 6835

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peter said:
How on *Earth* can you keep saying that? Are you not aware of the rules - that the referees have to follow - that explicitly say that if you go into a situation with both feet first and with straight legs (which Materazzi did) then it's an automatic red card? Just because Matthäus apparently doesn't know this rule (which is new for this WC) doesn't make it right.
i agree with you, and i think condeleezza agrees because she hasnt bothered to reply to what you said.

condoleezza, i still disagree with everything your saying. that penalty was undeserved. once the italian player got by the australian, the australian didnt try to trip him, he turned his head. he had already slid, but he didnt stick himself up to trip the guy or stick up a hand. he did NOTHING. the italian, being italian, had the urge to dive, so he tripped over the australian. he couldve got past the australian and got a good chance to score, but he wouldnt do that cuz he probably cant score.

all said and done, the italians suck and were lucky to get through, but their luck will run out when they actually face a good team.

btw i apologize to any italian people on these boards who this may seem racial to :) because its not your fault that your country's soccer team are the best at diving and nothing else. and yes i know all countries and teams dive (like ghana did to get the penalty shot against the US), but the italians do it the MOST, and you CANT deny that

all said and done, time to get ready for ghana to send the brazilians packing
 

diegaa

Hall of Fame
Btw, im f***ing done talking about the rules and "exchanging" ideas about the ref decissions. Im fed up with it.


The latter rule applies untill friday. ;)
 

malakas

Banned
I hope you are!!:mrgreen:
Adriano back playing and Robinhio has a muscle problemand can't play.
Diegaa in Spain is there something in the news about suicidal attempt of Pesoto?
 

matty p

New User
id rather see the spain vs france match but its on at 4.30am here lol.

in brazil vs ghana i think brazil 2-0
 

diegaa

Hall of Fame
malakas said:
I hope you are!!:mrgreen:
Adriano back playing and Robinhio has a muscle problemand can't play.
Diegaa in Spain is there something in the news about suicidal attempt of Pesoto?
who the hell is pesoto???? :confused:
 
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Deleted member 6835

Guest
matty p said:
1-0 brazil. ronaldo breaks the record for most goals in the world cup by any player
such a stupid play by the last defender back from ghana, he was so far back that he screwed up the whole offside trap, and he was closer to the sideline too, so its not like he could stop the play. what the **** was he thinking dammet :(
 

malakas

Banned
JeanLuca Pesoto.Great player of Juve and now athletic manager.He fell from the second floor of juve's offices.They say suicide.
 
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Deleted member 6835

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haha adriano, what an idiot. 2 on 0 after a nice through ball, tries to deke the goalie instead of passing to ronaldo for an easy goal, can't do it, then dives, and gets a yellow card
 

Shabazza

Legend
tennis_nerd22 said:
haha adriano, what an idiot. 2 on 0 after a nice through ball, tries to deke the goalie instead of passing to ronaldo for an easy goal, can't do it, then dives, and gets a yellow card
I hope Robinho comes in for Adriano in the 2nd half!
 

malakas

Banned
Robninhio has a muscle problem.He will rest for today.Won't play at all.
I quess you will have to put up with Adriano for today!;)
 

Shabazza

Legend
malakas said:
Robninhio has a muscle problem.He will rest for today.Won't play at all.
I quess you will have to put up with Adriano for today!;)
Damn, well guess I have to...:( I don't like Adriano and still think he shouldn't be in the starting lineup.
 
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Deleted member 6835

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man, ghana's pressing and there getting close. its a matter of whether they can finish, get some luck, and hold up in defence
 

matty p

New User
tennis_nerd22 said:
haha adriano, what an idiot. 2 on 0 after a nice through ball, tries to deke the goalie instead of passing to ronaldo for an easy goal, can't do it, then dives, and gets a yellow card
reminds me of 1 italian player by the name of grosso about 24 hours ago, but he got a penalty not a yellow card.
 

matty p

New User
how many times can lucio get injured? by my count he calls for the trainers about 20 times every match. its just so poor
 
matty p said:
reminds me of 1 italian player by the name of grosso about 24 hours ago, but he got a penalty not a yellow card.

The difference was plain to see. Adriano made a clear dive, Grosso not.

Condi
 

Shabazza

Legend
lol lucky Brazilians - it was off-side and totally undeserved, (and Adriano of all :rolleyes: ) this 2nd goal - what a joke and I really feel sad for Ghana!
 
tennis_nerd22 said:
i agree with you, and i think condeleezza agrees because she hasnt bothered to reply to what you said.

condoleezza, i still disagree with everything your saying. that penalty was undeserved. ....
Everybody who says Grosso could have easily jumped over Neill is a moron.

I know, I should not debate with racists ("Italians are cheaters" blabla .... ) and still I do ....

Condi
 
matty p said:
another bad decision by the refs. clear offside by brazil but the goal is awarded

It was offside but not "clear" offside!
And when a ref isn't 100 % sure he is supposed to let the ball roll.

Condi
 

Shabazza

Legend
Condoleezza said:
It was offside but not "clear" offside!
And when a ref isn't 100 % sure he is supposed to let the ball roll.

Condi
lol - other decisions where called off-sides, while they were clearly not off-side e.g. in the first minute with Ronaldo and the ref was sure on that?!
It's just bad "reffing" plain and simple...
 
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Deleted member 6835

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Condoleezza said:
Everybody who says Grosso could have easily jumped over Neill is a moron.

I know, I should not debate with racists ("Italians are cheaters" blabla .... ) and still I do ....

Condi
wow your very annoying, calling people "morons". brilliant!

anyways, i get the idea that your probably related to a ref of the world cup, because you defend them like crazy, when you know your wrong
 
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Deleted member 6835

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Shabazza said:
lol - other decisions where called off-sides, while they were clearly not off-side e.g. in the first minute with Ronaldo and the ref was sure on that?!
It's just bad "reffing" plain and simple...
my poiny exactly (from my above post)
 

matty p

New User
Condoleezza said:
It was offside but not "clear" offside!
And when a ref isn't 100 % sure he is supposed to let the ball roll.

Condi
it shouldnt even have to be clear for the refs to see it. theyre professionals arent they? didnt u say that earlier?
 

matty p

New User
yeah here it is:

"In most cases when you think, wow, now the ref was wrong, the slow motion replays will show that those pro refs were right. With today's fast game officiating is extremely difficult. Taken everything together the ref are doing a remarkably good job."

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106387

so according to u the refs are doing a great job but are excused when they make mistakes

oh and i have nothing against u, or germans, or italians in general. im just arguing a point
 
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diegaa said:
I predict a 3-0 for brazil, scorers: ronaldo, adriano and kaka.


I hope im wrong :mrgreen:
dude want to pick some lottery numbers for me? ill hope your right lol :cool:
 
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Deleted member 6835

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ah well i think ghana's pretty much done... but at least they made it to the round of 16. good for them

hey, 1000th post on this thread, YAY :D lol
 
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