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Message 1014802 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 21:59:43 UTC
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yeah! gg espana! i have to admit, youve played a very good tournament!! but beware of the revenge! cu in four years ;)
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Message 1014823 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 23:01:10 UTC

Chapeau to Spain but also to Lance Armstrong. Ho showed a stiff upper lip against many odds, his age included.
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Message 1014846 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 0:10:24 UTC

Congrats to Spain on their Soccer Team's win.
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Message 1014883 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 3:55:39 UTC

Sadly the Dutch team (whom I was cheering for) didn't quite finish #1; so the wine tastes consoling and not victorious tonight.

Congratulations to all Spaniards on an excellent World Cup team performance. And by all accounts, it sounds like South Africa should be congratulated too on hosting, and pulling off, a great tournie. Notwithstanding those vuvuzelas.

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Message 1014949 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 11:02:27 UTC - in response to Message 1014789.  

If I were that referee, I'd avoid any vacations in Holland for the rest of my life.


Why Robert

The game was very bad tempered throughout, mainly due to the poor and unsporting play by the Dutch team. The 14 yellow cards were testimony to the bad tempers, with the largest portion to the Dutch team (which I think was uncharacteristic of them).

The main thing was the ref was firm, and never lost control of the game (despite the bad temper).

The Dutch play should have had at least 3 red cards and that number of players sent off.
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Message 1014957 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 11:14:33 UTC - in response to Message 1013560.  

Is it all oveR yet? Can I come out now?


Pssssst. It's over ;)
You now have a choice of cycling and cricket to hide from.

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Message 1014965 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 12:24:39 UTC - in response to Message 1014957.  

Is it all oveR yet? Can I come out now?


Pssssst. It's over ;)
You now have a choice of cycling and cricket to hide from.


Probably missed by most of the world, but the Canadian Football League started last week. Hockey can't be far behind.

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Message 1014967 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 12:27:55 UTC - in response to Message 1014965.  

Is it all oveR yet? Can I come out now?


Pssssst. It's over ;)
You now have a choice of cycling and cricket to hide from.


Probably missed by most of the world, but the Canadian Football League started last week. Hockey can't be far behind.

I wonder what Paul says about that.
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Message 1014972 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 12:51:48 UTC
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The Glory of Spain

An article from the Sports Illustrated---> by Joe Posnanski

The best article I have found so far about the match and the performances of the spanish team in English speaking newspapers/magazines.
Very good.

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Message 1014976 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 13:07:13 UTC

I think the real winner is South Africa. Go Mandela!
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Message 1015097 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 19:29:35 UTC - in response to Message 1014976.  
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I think the real winner is South Africa. Go Mandela!
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Message 1015185 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 23:22:27 UTC

Thankfully, its all over now, for another four years. In that time, I doubt that many men will view things in perspective. Besides, I hate football. How men can become so absorbed by such a silly game, is quite beyond me.



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Message 1015251 - Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 3:26:26 UTC

It's a good excuse for having a beer while watching or for having a beer after playing. LOL
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Message 1015253 - Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 3:34:16 UTC - in response to Message 1014949.  

If I were that referee, I'd avoid any vacations in Holland for the rest of my life.


Why Robert

The game was very bad tempered throughout, mainly due to the poor and unsporting play by the Dutch team. The 14 yellow cards were testimony to the bad tempers, with the largest portion to the Dutch team (which I think was uncharacteristic of them).

The main thing was the ref was firm, and never lost control of the game (despite the bad temper).

The Dutch play should have had at least 3 red cards and that number of players sent off.


I didn't see it that way at all. I thought the Dutch played their normal game and were doing nothing differently than they had throughout the tournament.

The majority of yellow cards should have been simply free kicks.
I think the bad tempers started coming from frustration at the number of calls that seemed one sided.

I can't say anything bad about the play of Spain. They deserved a win because of their superior ball control, but I can understand the feeling players get when they think they are under a microscope.

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Message 1015304 - Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 10:07:36 UTC - in response to Message 1015253.  
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If I were that referee, I'd avoid any vacations in Holland for the rest of my life.


Why Robert

The game was very bad tempered throughout, mainly due to the poor and unsporting play by the Dutch team. The 14 yellow cards were testimony to the bad tempers, with the largest portion to the Dutch team (which I think was uncharacteristic of them).

The main thing was the ref was firm, and never lost control of the game (despite the bad temper).

The Dutch play should have had at least 3 red cards and that number of players sent off.


I didn't see it that way at all. I thought the Dutch played their normal game and were doing nothing differently than they had throughout the tournament.

The majority of yellow cards should have been simply free kicks.
I think the bad tempers started coming from frustration at the number of calls that seemed one sided.

I can't say anything bad about the play of Spain. They deserved a win because of their superior ball control, but I can understand the feeling players get when they think they are under a microscope.



I bought some Heineken beer before the match because it is a very good type of beer,
but after this final World Cup (not WC match) match I think I will not drink/buy it again----->la patada tipo Taekwon-do a Xabi Alonso
This Dutch player should have been banned right away for a permaban!
As the german reporter/speaker said, the referee showed him a yellow card because he saw the foul, but it was a foul for a red card.

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Message 1015309 - Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 10:42:05 UTC

As a neutral spectator I would say that the Dutch deserved more red cards.
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Message 1015627 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 18:15:06 UTC

As a football fan, the World Cup as regards good football & sportsmanship, ended after the 2nd round.
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Message 1015665 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 21:45:02 UTC - in response to Message 1015253.  

If I were that referee, I'd avoid any vacations in Holland for the rest of my life.


Why Robert

The game was very bad tempered throughout, mainly due to the poor and unsporting play by the Dutch team. The 14 yellow cards were testimony to the bad tempers, with the largest portion to the Dutch team (which I think was uncharacteristic of them).

The main thing was the ref was firm, and never lost control of the game (despite the bad temper).

The Dutch play should have had at least 3 red cards and that number of players sent off.


I didn't see it that way at all. I thought the Dutch played their normal game and were doing nothing differently than they had throughout the tournament.

The majority of yellow cards should have been simply free kicks.
I think the bad tempers started coming from frustration at the number of calls that seemed one sided.

I can't say anything bad about the play of Spain. They deserved a win because of their superior ball control, but I can understand the feeling players get when they think they are under a microscope.

Well I know the USA was robbed of a goal or two by bad calls by officialdum.
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Message 1015692 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 22:41:51 UTC - in response to Message 1015670.  

Well I know the USA was robbed of a goal or two by bad calls by officialdum.


Modern technology has the ability to allow referees to receive mobile live playback of any match incident within seconds, and from a number of angles. The reason it is not done is that too many millions of dollars are riding on any one match outcome. The truth is not wanted, too many people will lose big money.

International professional footballers are past masters at perpretating outrageous fouls and making sure that the referee doesn't see them. Linesmen can be bought 10 a penny.



Well It would have been nice If the Refs in the World Cup would have used that.
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Message 1015697 - Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 22:50:38 UTC - in response to Message 1015692.  

Well I know the USA was robbed of a goal or two by bad calls by officialdum.


Modern technology has the ability to allow referees to receive mobile live playback of any match incident within seconds, and from a number of angles. The reason it is not done is that too many millions of dollars are riding on any one match outcome. The truth is not wanted, too many people will lose big money.

International professional footballers are past masters at perpretating outrageous fouls and making sure that the referee doesn't see them. Linesmen can be bought 10 a penny.



Well It would have been nice If the Refs in the World Cup would have used that.


Something like the "Hawk eye" in Tennis, for example.
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