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Postby Koni » Jul 12 2014, 21:14

And so did Costa Rica: 2 wins/3 remis/0 losses. They haven't lost a single match in 5 games and reached place 8 with finally 9 points.

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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 12 2014, 22:23

Greaaaaaaaaaaaaat! Now, back to my mad libs.
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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 13 2014, 23:17

YYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!! GERMANY IS THE WINNER! :applause:

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Postby ywhtptgtfo » Jul 13 2014, 23:41

But... I thought Germany just stole your hue! ;)

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Postby Kalah » Jul 14 2014, 0:29

And what a great finish by Götze, the kind of goal you shoot without thinking. The guy is 22 and could be Germany's next Miroslav Klose, already having shot die Mannschaft to the gold in the WC and no doubt sementing his place in the squad for future tournaments.
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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 14 2014, 21:32

ywhtptgtfo wrote:But... I thought Germany just stole your hue! ;)


HUE HUE HUE, indeed. :-D
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Postby ywhtptgtfo » Jul 14 2014, 23:37

Kalah wrote:And what a great finish by Götze, the kind of goal you shoot without thinking. The guy is 22 and could be Germany's next Miroslav Klose, already having shot die Mannschaft to the gold in the WC and no doubt sementing his place in the squad for future tournaments.


He's at the right place at the right time.

The reason why Germany won was teamwork rather than relying on individual super stars like Rooney, Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar. It doesn't mean this kid isn't good but that he has a strong team to put him in such a position.

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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 23 2014, 14:42

Good God, now they brought back Dunga as Brazilian's football team coach. :hanged:

I think it's time a foreigner take over this post, so as to try and get some new sauce into the salad. Not that I care that much after all that fiasco, hoho.
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Re: The Football (Soccer) Topic

Postby Kalah » Oct 18 2015, 9:53

The playoff draw for the EURO 2016 championship was just made, minutes ago, and we Norwegians are happy that we got the easiest possible opponent. :)

Sweden and Denmark face each other in what should be a great Scandinavian derby with packed spectator stands. :-D

Play-off 12/13/14 and 15/16/17 November 2015
Ukraine v Slovenia
Sweden v Denmark
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Ireland
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Postby Panda Tar » Oct 18 2015, 10:03

I've heard the Netherlands didn't make it! That was unexpected.
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Re: The Football (Soccer) Topic

Postby Kalah » Oct 18 2015, 14:30

Given their form in the last championship, yes, but given their recent form, it's not really that unexpected. They have been absolute rubbish for most of the qualification and I really think it's time for a generation shift in their national team. Something I'm sure will happen.
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Postby Panda Tar » Oct 18 2015, 14:50

I guess that's true for all teams? ^^
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Postby Kalah » Oct 18 2015, 18:04

Well, not at present. Norway had a generation shift a few years ago, with big players like John Arne Riise and John Carew retiring and young new talents taking their place. So not all teams are in a current state of shift.
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Postby Panda Tar » Oct 18 2015, 18:30

Yeah, Brazilian team is in a current state of shi*, sadly. :lol:
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Re: The Football (Soccer) Topic

Postby Kalah » Oct 18 2015, 18:43

Well, Brazil have an opportunity now to speed up their shift, getting rid of some of the established players and bringing in some new, fresher faces. Although I believe their problems actually lie deeper; since there is no resurgent nationalism in Brazilian football, more a traditional expectation ('we are good because we have a history of being good') and (on a local level) a wish to excel for selfish reasons and personal gain (i.e. the players only want to perform well in order to play for top teams be paid millions), I predict that Brazil will have a struggle actually reaching the next World Cup finals.
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Postby Panda Tar » Oct 18 2015, 19:16

Yes. They started badly already, losing the match against Chile.
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Re: The Football (Soccer) Topic

Postby Kalah » Nov 1 2015, 19:54

Lots of drama today: The penultimate round of the top division had some drama, of course; two teams fighting to avoid relegation and a couple of teams fighting for medals. With the top spot already secured for Rosenborg, though, most of the excitement was in the division below:

In that, this was the last round and all matches played simultaneously. The last five minutes, eight teams changed places more then three times; five teams fighting for promotion and three teams fighting against relegation. One goal at one stadium changed everything and suddenly two completely different teams would be relegated ... then, thirty seconds later, another goal would be scored somewhere else, reversing the situation again. Then, 6 minutes (!) in overtime, the last goal of the season changed the situation again, and suddenly two of the teams that were looking at promotion would not win it, and two teams that thought they were safe, were relegated.

Football. It's passion. It's drama. :)
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Re: The Football (Soccer) Topic

Postby Kalah » Nov 12 2015, 19:46

Playoff first leg is about to start. Norway - Hungary. Great atmosphere on the stadium, I'm watching on TV.

Let's get it on! :-D
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Postby Panda Tar » Nov 12 2015, 20:46

Tonight there's this important game for Brazilian team. I'm not sure but if they lose, they are out of next WC. Which could be a good thing generally speaking.
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Re: The Football (Soccer) Topic

Postby Kalah » Nov 12 2015, 21:44

Well, that sucked. We were terrible in the final third and so didn't manage to score any goals. Even worse, our goalkeeper made a mistake (this has a tendency to happen to us in deciding matches) and so we lost 0-1. The commentators say it's not over, but I think it is. We're out.
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