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The "I'm Watching _____" Thread

Discussion in 'Soccer Forum' started by Azrael, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Arnau

    Arnau NGR LVR

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    So, best german u21 players were in Confed Cup and best German players at home but they still won the Euro u21 and the Confed Cup (H)
     
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    France really ripped apart the Oranje towards the end of the match.
     
  4. RobbieD_PL

    RobbieD_PL Unreliable deceiver Staff Member Moderator

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    Group A has somehow become a four horse race...
     
  5. chygry

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    Why even bother with the European qualifiers? Most of them are group favourites numbers 1 against 2, which are interesting, other ones are mostly against San Marinos etc..

    You should watch South American ones.. I watch every Colombian match (nothing to do with that fucking shite if you're wondering), and they're really interesting.. Right now Chile has messed up royally losing two matches in a row. Argentina aren't in a perfect spot either. Basically every match in unpredictable.

    Brazil under Tite has been great, but Colombia really held their own tonight. Outplayed them during most of the match, and were unlucky not to score more, so were Brazil.

    It's really nice to see Falcao scoring important goals at international level again too. :)

    When it comes to European ones, well.. Netherlands are once again fucked. They need to beat Belarus, and then Sweden like 10-0? Why? Because their goal difference is messed up, and Sweden has a match with Luxembourg coming up, +4-6 probably, so it's almost mission impossible. Cannot think of any major teams being in doubt at the moment.

    The thing is, everybody is always complaining about international break being boring and rubbish etc.. But focus on the SA ones, trust me, it's fun.
     
  6. ChungaHungry

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    It's true, most of the usual suspects tend to make it, but there's always a couple of upsets. Look at this latest round of matches where France, with all their stars, couldn't score against Luxembourg, and nearly lost. Things aren't always a formality.

    Speaking of which: Chile (South American Champions) might not make it. Same with Portugal (European Champions), Australia (Asian Champions), and USA (North American Champions). Cameroon (African Champions) are already out.
     
  7. chygry

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    Cameroon is quite bad. Dunno how they managed to win AFCON. When COL played them in a friendly on the 3rd June(?), I actually started wondering if their manager had somehow fielded wrong players. It wasn't even funny.

    Shame about Chile, but not all is lost yet.. They've only got themselves to blame for this.

    Italy under Ventura haven't looked *that* great either, they gotta fight for the 2nd place in their group. Portugal already out? Aren't they second in their group ahead of the 3rd with 6+ points?
     
  8. fender

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    Mane almost decapitated Ederson with his boot. :mambo:
     
  9. chygry

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    Awful attempt from Mané. What was he thinking? Ederson could have a broken jaw and a bad concussion or something. I hope the guy is okay. One of the few City players I like, not that this is a reason for me wishing him well.

    Short clip of the incident

    Also, great defence splitting pass from the back by Matip.
     
  10. RobbieD_PL

    RobbieD_PL Unreliable deceiver Staff Member Moderator

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    @Arnau



    el club del la ciutat del President en la Primera per 2 meses. :P
     
  11. Sir Didier Drogba

    Sir Didier Drogba Head Official Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's a nice feeling when your fantasy captain scores a hattrick and is also the lead striker of the team you support.
     
  12. chygry

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    Great, almost on the verge of qualifying.. 1-0 Falcao - https://streamable.com/20mhc .. Dominating the whole fucking match with Paraguay barely getting a shot on target... Then Ospina does this - https://streamable.com/o88ua , Cardozo shouldn't even be playing anymore..

    Santi Arias goes 3vs2/1 + gk with an empty net after that, decides to go for a shot instead of passing it to Falcao or Teo who were in a much better position and not in offside.. The fucking defender straight in front of him blocks it. .. Then a minute later Yimmy Chara gets a chance... Bluffs it.. A counter and Paraguay score a second 90 + 2. Almost in tears.. So close to qualifying and now Colombia has got to beat Peru away from home.. A draw is only enough should Argentina bottle it against Ecuador (they haven't gotten a result against them in CONMEBOL qualifiers since 2001-03 or something).. Anyway this is bad.. Feels like Robben golazo in 2010, or David Luiz 2014, Nani getting sent off against Real by that Turkish ref etc...

    You're basically qualified and in a few minutes all of it gets taken away from you because of idiotic mistakes.. Should've defended instead of going for a second goal. Wilmar Barrios for Aguilar was a good sub but WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? I'm still lost for words... Sorry for the rant.

    It's just that this is plain stupid.

    Also, anybody who complains about international breaks being pointless, focus your eyes on CONMEBOL qualifiers.. The pace is similar to EPL and it's got similar tactical play to Serie A and La Liga instead of "hoofing the ball upfield EPL".

    Sepak, did you see this one? I',m still lost for words, although I've so many. I gotta wake up like in 5-6 hours, but this just made me drink even more instead of celebrating properly.
     
  13. RobbieD_PL

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    How the fuck did Colombia fuck that one up? You take the lead with 12 mins to go. Always defend to keep it, otherwise you get fucked in the ass.

    Glorious change for Uruguay to qualify directly for the first time and they drew against already eliminated Venezuela. They have Bolivia at home and only need the 1 pt to make it.

    Argentina host a match against a team who beat them to deny them qualification for the 1970 World Cup (first time they didn't make it) in the same stadium that first non-qualification occurred and they get a result which puts their qualification out of their hands. FFS.

    4 pts difference between 2nd & 7th.

    Uruguay only need a point against Bolivia at home in Montevideo - URU should beat BOL & qualify. If they lose, ARG can catch them for the playoff spot.
    If Chile and Colombia both win - they both qualify. If Argentina and Peru both win and CHI doesn't - both ARG & PER qualify + COL are out.
    Paraguay need to win and overturn a -4 GD against Venezuela. Can qualify directly if Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina don't win. (COL-PER draw)
     
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  14. Hisashi

    Hisashi I bought C.Ronaldo

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    It's so frustrating to watch this Argentina team play. The team is absolutely stacked with the best players in the world yet they fail to make things happen. I mean I understand that their midfield lacks depth but when you have players like Icardi, Dybala, Aguero and Messi, how can you not get results. I feel so bad for Messi. He does these amazing passes, finding his team mates and providing them the perfect pass just for them to bottle it. What a load of shit. What the fuck is Sampaoli even doing? This Argentina team, the same team that reached the finals last World Cup and the country that Messi plays for, might just not qualify. A World Cup without Lionel Messi?
     
  15. chygry

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    They have an okay-ish goalkeeper(s), decent defence, midfield isn't anything to boast about really, that's why Messi drops so deep to playmake, but none of the forwards can finish off what he creates. They've tried everything, Agüero has like 0 goals from 7 or 8 matches, Higuain 1 goal from 9 or 10 matches, Maradona and other coaches have an issue with Icardi (Maxi Lopez & Wanda Nara), so he was called up only during the previous international brake. But since he isn't used to playing with the NT so much yet, you can't expect him to instantly deliver. Di Maria who has been tried out in various positions is shoddy playing for Argentina, and always misses easy chances that Messi puts on the plate for him.

    At some point they even had local Argentine league striker Lucas Pratto (the guy even put one or two I think against Colombia when they last beat them 3-0) from River Plate starting instead of Higuain and Agüero (Icardi wasn't being called up then). But that was Bauza's team. In the last match against Paraguay they had Benedetto from Boca Juniors as a #9 lol.

    Back to midfield - the likes of Biglia, Guido Pizarro, Ever Banega, Mascherano when he plays there (he's in decline anyway) are all great players, but I wouldn't call them absolute world class players. They could use some sort of an improvement in that area as well.

    Another huge problem for them is Dybala. He basically plays in the same position as Messi, likes to occupy the same spaces, so there is just no room to start those two. He isn't a striker. La Joya himself commented as well that it's difficult to play with Messi, not like that they can't stand each other, but because of what I said earlier and them being quite alike in some aspects. He'd jump into every starting XI in the world, but this is why he hasn't started in the last two matches.

    What's Sampaoli even doing? Well he's obviously aware of the fact that there is a problem, and is most likely trying to find some kind of a solution to it, trying out different systems, players etc. The only problem is that they are short on time.
     
  16. RobbieD_PL

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    How the heck did they not score against Peru? At Home? :O

    So you have a situation where if Argentina win - they're only through if Colombia or Chile don't win. A draw may not be good enough if both Paraguay win and Colombia and Chile don't lose.
    Chile and Colombia could even be eliminated if they both lose and Argentina and Paraguay win.

    This is madness? THIS IS CONMEBOL!!!!
     
  17. chygry

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    Exactly!

    Luckily for me I couldn't give a toss about Argentina. A World Cup without Messi would be a shame, though.

    I just want Colombia to beat Peru tonight and qualify. It's going to be difficult, in some scenarios a draw should do, but then it'll depend on other results, which I don't like at all. I don't understand how they couldn't beat Venezuela last time out. Things would be so much different then.

    I even decided to "free" myself from going to work tomorrow just in case, considering the match is taking place at like 2:30 AM, and it's one of those rare cases when I'll be drinking more than usual.
     
  18. fender

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    Goodbye to the Oranje for another major tournament.
     
  19. Back Door Skip

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    I'm kinda hoping Argentina doesn't make it because of reasons.
     
  20. Sepak

    Sepak Cocaine Staff Member Moderator

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    I feel those reasons too. I think we are screwed, in just 5 minutes we lost our chance to be already in the world cup, first time ever we can blame Ospina for the lost. I don't even want to watch the match tomorrow.
     
      

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