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« Reply #500 on: June 17, 2012, 04:28:14 pm »
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Yes, the Danes can at least walk out with their heads held high. Unlike some other teams...
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« Reply #501 on: June 17, 2012, 05:32:01 pm »
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Happy with the end result, still say it was a poor German performance, though.
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« Reply #502 on: June 17, 2012, 05:36:18 pm »
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Yeah, I keep thinking none of these German performances are that great, but on the other hand they have beaten three teams that are either very strong on paper (Holland) or have been among the best performers in the tournament (Portugal, Denmark).
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« Reply #503 on: June 17, 2012, 06:03:18 pm »
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Yeah, I keep thinking none of these German performances are that great, but on the other hand they have beaten three teams that are either very strong on paper (Holland) or have been among the best performers in the tournament (Portugal, Denmark).

That's the old German way. Smuggle your way through somehow without playing very well. Think we got too used to 2010 style German football. Smiley
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« Reply #504 on: June 18, 2012, 08:39:40 am »
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Today just isn't meant to be. You know what today is the tenth anniversary of?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2waODO-kvc
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« Reply #505 on: June 18, 2012, 09:19:56 am »
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Today just isn't meant to be. You know what today is the tenth anniversary of?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2waODO-kvc

There's also the fact that Ireland have played Italy on 18 June before.

It is, unfortunately, nearly impossible to see how we could produce anything similar again tonight.
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« Reply #506 on: June 18, 2012, 09:43:11 am »
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Today just isn't meant to be. You know what today is the tenth anniversary of?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2waODO-kvc

There's also the fact that Ireland have played Italy on 18 June before.

It is, unfortunately, nearly impossible to see how we could produce anything similar again tonight.

Yeah, I knew that. Tongue
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« Reply #507 on: June 18, 2012, 02:03:04 pm »
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An interesting coincidence:
Yesterday, a Spanish referee greatly helped the German team by not giving a deserved penalty which if converted would have left Germany a goal down with 15 minutes to go.
Today, the decisive Spanish match is being refereed by a German referee...
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« Reply #508 on: June 18, 2012, 02:14:27 pm »
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Prophetic post, Mantis!

That ought to have been an obvious penalty just now.
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« Reply #509 on: June 18, 2012, 02:23:13 pm »
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It's over the line!
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« Reply #510 on: June 18, 2012, 02:23:39 pm »
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We are such a stupid football team.
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« Reply #511 on: June 18, 2012, 02:24:06 pm »
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As of right now, Italy are on top of the group, right?
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« Reply #512 on: June 18, 2012, 02:27:02 pm »
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As of right now, Italy are on top of the group, right?

I'm not answering this. Nope. Not touching it.
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« Reply #513 on: June 18, 2012, 03:15:38 pm »
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I think it's time to admit that this game won't end 2-2.
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« Reply #514 on: June 18, 2012, 03:24:35 pm »
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I think it's time to admit that this game won't end 2-2.
There is still a chance of a 1-1. Which would also eliminate Italy (under the current score) Wink
Incidentally, I don't the Croatians are still playing defense. Even if they concede a goal, they could still advance if they score just once.
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« Reply #515 on: June 18, 2012, 03:26:01 pm »
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I think it's time to admit that this game won't end 2-2.
There is still a chance of a 1-1. Which would also eliminate Italy (under the current score).
Right. True.
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« Reply #516 on: June 18, 2012, 03:31:42 pm »
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The referee has been a disaster for the Ireland-Italy game. Fall down and you receive a free kick, every time. Not to mention the wall antics.
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« Reply #517 on: June 18, 2012, 03:34:06 pm »
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That is a spectacular goal.
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« Reply #518 on: June 18, 2012, 03:34:25 pm »
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Finally from Balotelli.
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« Reply #519 on: June 18, 2012, 03:34:50 pm »
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That's it, pool over. What was the second yellow for Andrews for?
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« Reply #520 on: June 18, 2012, 03:37:00 pm »
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That is a spectacular goal.
Though offside.
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« Reply #521 on: June 18, 2012, 03:38:36 pm »
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That is a spectacular goal.
Though offside.

Ah well, you can't have everything.
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« Reply #522 on: June 18, 2012, 03:41:06 pm »
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So if Spain had not been awarded this off-side goal, they would have finished second and if they had reached the semifinal, they would have likely faced Germany. Again, "interesting" decision by the referee...
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« Reply #523 on: June 18, 2012, 03:42:37 pm »
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I can finally breath again.  Smiley
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« Reply #524 on: June 18, 2012, 03:44:55 pm »
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Ah, I was just wondering "Balotelli was offside? I've really seen it from just one angle, so it's possible, but it's different to imagine how." But he meant Spain. That "passive offside" stuff contains certain gray areas that won't ever go away, and this was slap bang in the middle of it really. (It was also on the very borders of handgame by Iniesta. Not to mention the clear-as-day penalty and a mild-but-constant pro-Spanish bias in the refereeing throughout. But that's what you get with the DFB's best-rated refs, to a man.)
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