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06-09-2012, 03:09 PM
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Wow. Refs just robbed Germany of a goal. Ever heard of continuation you *********?

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06-09-2012, 03:11 PM
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The reffing so far this tournament has been awful. Just awful


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06-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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Te reffing so far this tournament has been awful. Just awful.
Yea. That red card yesterday, don't even get me started, omg. Turns out that ref has given out 18 red cards in 19 La Liga matches. No ****ing surprise. His ass should be fired.

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06-09-2012, 03:21 PM
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Yea. That red card yesterday, don't even get me started, omg. Turns out that ref has given out 18 red cards in 19 La Liga matches. No ****ing surprise. His ass should be fired.
Both red cards were totally wrong imo. Yeah, the goalie fouls the striker, but he's moving away from the goal and does not have full control over the ball.

It's always like this in UEFA and FIFA national team tournaments.

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06-09-2012, 03:30 PM
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Wow what a close one. No goal.

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06-09-2012, 03:45 PM
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These big tournaments are always a let down. The further the tournament goes the worse the games get.

Teams play not to lose rather going for a win.

I picked Germany to win it all.

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06-09-2012, 03:59 PM
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0-0 with 35 min to go. Experience from previous tournaments all say that Germany will get a late goal to win it 1-0 haha

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06-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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Forza Italia!!

I always equate the Euro to the World Cup minus Brazil and Argentina.

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06-09-2012, 04:06 PM
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Forza Italia!!

I always equate the Euro to the World Cup minus Brazil and Argentina.
Yeah, also rooting for the Azzurri. And I think the EC is easially better than the WC, even if a couple of the best teams are missing. Too many low grade teams (like Togo, Iran, North Korea).

In four years the EC will have 24 teams instad of 16, so we'll be seeing a lot of the same for that tournament as well.

By God, this game is boring.

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06-09-2012, 04:16 PM
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And there it is, haha. How typical Germany

"Soccer is a game for 22 people that run around, play the ball, and one referee who makes a slew of mistakes, and in the end Germany always wins." Gary Lineker

Indeed

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06-09-2012, 04:53 PM
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Does it bother anyone that if we were to look at game log from a 20 game season, like 15 would be 1-0? It's not the low score, I just like variety in final scores.

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I prefer close games to blow outs. 1-0 is way more exciting that a 5-0 game.
Goes for hockey also

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06-09-2012, 05:22 PM
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I'm not a soccer fan, but I know when I play FIFA 1-0 games are much more fun than blowouts.

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06-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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And there it is, haha. How typical Germany

"Soccer is a game for 22 people that run around, play the ball, and one referee who makes a slew of mistakes, and in the end Germany always wins." Gary Lineker

Indeed
It's not typical Germany really, it's typical Gomez: Ball deflects 3 times, kills a cat, hits Gomes'z ass/balls/knee/whatever & finds its way in...

This "typical Germany" is because of a tremendous work ethic, these guys just never quit.

Now, Go Kings Go!

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06-09-2012, 06:04 PM
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Does it bother anyone that if we were to look at game log from a 20 game season, like 15 would be 1-0? It's not the low score, I just like variety in final scores.
Actually, 2-1 is the most common score. But anyway, it's usually much more than the score that deems a game good or not.

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I have to add, his header today was quite great. The description above stands for almost every other goal he scores though.

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Actually, 2-1 is the most common score. But anyway, it's usually much more than the score that deems a game good or not.
I've always been interested in stats and scores. I love to look at the scores from dominant teams of past years in the NHL. I just like to see variety. Something that we see less of in hockey. Funny baseball is my least favorite sport and it has a high variation of scoring.


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06-09-2012, 08:59 PM
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I'm not a soccer fan, but I know when I play FIFA 1-0 games are much more fun than blowouts.
Not really when you're on the losing end I throw my controller all over the place. Nothing is worse than losing in Fifa

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06-10-2012, 06:51 AM
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Hope Holland wins but got a hunch Italy comes out on top.

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Hope Holland wins but got a hunch Italy comes out on top.
Italy is playing Spain, not Holland. Holland lost yesterday to Denmark.

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Italy is playing Spain, not Holland. Holland lost yesterday to Denmark.
I think he means the tournament in general.

I have to go with Germany, despite my respect for Spain.

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Did anyone watch the phenominal Messi yesterday, as Argentina beat Brazil in a friendly at the Meadowlands, in front of 82,000 fans. For anyone that is a casual or non soccer fan, they should watch a tape of that game. How soccer is supposed to be played!!! Messi is out of this world. Simply the best!

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Did anyone watch the phenominal Messi yesterday, as Argentina beat Brazil in a friendly at the Meadowlands, in front of 82,000 fans. For anyone that is a casual or non soccer fan, they should watch a tape of that game. How soccer is supposed to be played!!! Messi is out of this world. Simply the best!
3 straight player of the year, he is unbelievable.

Did Neymar play for Brazil? Wait till this kid makes his move to one of the big European clubs, he is going to blow up!!

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