....for a limited time only
has been suspended for their next game, all 23 of themroflroflrofl:rolleyes:
these tuneless horn things the south africans blow throughout the matches are gonna be a right nuisance i reckon, drowning out singing. FIFA say it stays as it is "proper Africa" (the ancient & traditional African orange plastic trumpet!?!?! :love2:). FIFA have also said they will be banned as soon...
The one Englishman who may be in the World Cup final.
Did the Champions League final, the first one that could be referee'd by an Englishman for six years.
Was given one of the higher profile last 16 games and has done it excellently.
I wouldn't be surprised to see him do the final, his...
After a challenge on Saturday by Ghana's (who are in Germany's group) Prince-Boateng
Dont much like Ballack but this is a big blow to the Germans :D
I wasn't that blown away with the tournament myself, a lot of rather forgetful games and the African teams were a disappointment although Tshabalala's strike against Mexico in the first game was one of the best goals. The final was a complete anti climax but at least Spain beat the Dutch thugs with...
Thought i'd start this as now seems a pretty appropriate time...
However i can't contribute much as i ain't bothered watching much!!!
all i've heard is that Portugual's left-back might run Cashley close... have there been any others?!
and Schweinsteiger's gotta be in centre-mid, surely?...
...............as it is screened on both ITV and BBC,which will you watch it on??...........BBC for me.....................
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Isn't this the most pointless game ever?
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No prizes. Especially not for WEB
While we can all agree that, this was shit. I don't really want to argue about the manager, because I think that's a totally different debate, but player wise where do we go from here.
At Fourty I think David James should retire and we should move Joe Hart in.
On top of this I'd like to see...
Turns out the Mandela fmaily have said that FIFA and Sepp Blatter have been hassling Nelson Mandela to attend the final tonight. Baring in mind hes 91 and not in good health and just lost his great granddaughter. Are there no depths Blatter would sink to?
1) We're not French
2) Man City fans finally get to see some of the potential of Robinho before he gets a strop and leaves.
3) The rise in quality of some of the underrated Asian teams
4) The fall in quality of some of the overrated European teams. Maybe the egos will get the message and stop...
Spain for me.
................................at last......................here we go.......................
Struggling to be bothered.
But I'll have to go for the Black Stars, of course.
Absolutely M A D scenes in Accra last night. lol
Seeing as most of the threads on here about the World Cup are full of piss and vinegar, I thought we should have a thread about good things that are happening in this World Cup.
No Banana, Englands poor performance(s) do not classify as good things.
I'll start with some things that have...
Good and bad.....any thoughts?
For starters,I am having trouble following what Emmanuel Adebayor is saying ..
I know the England team get a bit of stick becasue some of them don't sing it, but watching the Germans last night, only one or two were singing theirs. The rest had their mouths well and truly shut.
The Spanish were a bit mixed in the singing of their anthem.
Maybe it is just a...
Me - Its just rofl
According to Alex "loudmouth" Ferguson in yesterday's Guardian, WR was "crushed by the burden of expectation". Then there was " too much pressure...the hard English season.. " on and on the drivel spews from the Loudmouth's gob in defence of his piss poor striker. Read the whole thing at...
What is it with the new ball?
There probably is a certain amount of science put into it, but FFS it is a football.
Can they do much more to it apart from change its shape, add dimples, seams, change the size, make it furry, add a few bows and a different logo?
Lets think of some goodies during the WC.
All Black or All White Italy are shite.
Who can fail to get excited about this one :bound:
I am moist.
Can we limit the intelligent football commentary on here please and just ramp up the jingoism and references to world wars, churchill, dunkirk etc :yes:
Cheating, and rightfully punished, but for those situations in those games a red card surely isn't enough. He probably thought "If I get sent off and they miss then we're still in this."
I know that Gyan should have scored it but the defender he denied a certain goal. Should a penalty goal...
Yes or no.
Who looks good?
Germany, with the help of the most use of the Jabulani ball (they use it in the Bundesliga), have had the most comprehensive win over Australia.
Who has underperformed?
Spain, the favourites losing to Switzerland.
Who surpassed expectations?
Mexico and Uruguay will qualify if they draw
France will qualify if they win and there is a winner between Mexico and Uruguay. France must overhaul a 4 or 5 goal difference respectively.
South Africa will qualify if they win and there is a winner between Mexico and Uruguay. South...
Just been and bought this. Anyone else sad enough to do it and got any swapsies?
This is not the only time England have gone into a World Cup thinking that they could be in the mix for the Cup itself, and then fallen away.
So what is the truth why this happens?
I'll start the debate.
The Premier League PR machine has convinced the majority of people in the country and...
The so called "golden generation" have had their chance at numerous tournaments and failed repeatedly. It's time to start building a team based on the U21s from last year who showed both heart and talent before losing on pens at some sort of ridiculous score (14-13?).
If the so called golden...
Anyone got any tips on how to win on the cup?
I have an idea and my barman mate let me on to his "system" .
My idea is betting on the score for the group of death games - Brazil, Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea. This group will come down to goal average I reckon so poor North Korea will...
Well that was money well spent on the advert that featured Rooney, Cannavaro & Ronaldo.
Discuss the announced squad here please. It is;
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham).
Defenders: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham),...
I have arranged a BBQ (pray its weather like this weekend!) for the first game. About 8 of us and even better the Mrs and kids will be away on hols :beer:
Second game I should be in Bristol with mates at either an outdoor screening or inside the Brizzle 02 venue.
Third game I will have...
Let's get this one started shall we?
No Carragher (suspended) (that was worth picking him :rolleyes:, time to retire again)
Upson or Dawson?
Upson is the more experienced, but Dawson had a better season.
Play Joe Cole out wide on the left.
anyone know if why cappello was at GP just before the WC?
Is anyone else listening to him talking about The World Cup? Pure gold.
Who have you drawn in yours?
I've got Nigeria. :(
Saw John Terry on the TV today facing the press, a bit of honesty and passion. Looks like he is ready to walk through a brick wall.
I think gerrard is an excellent player but he just mumbles out soundbites and cliches. I dont care what terry has done, he should be captain and since he lost the...
This was a very good match. The US seemed out of it when they were two goals behind at half time. However, they mounted a spirited comeback and equalised with a couple of nice goals. Edu scored what should have been the winner but his well taken goal was denied as the ref mysteriously detected an...
Good game this....the ref was a real card.....if you see what I mean....Chile showed how to play against 10 men alright...full speed ahead ..even the commentators joined in the fun...:sorted:
Barry's playing ,so Steveeeeeee Geeeeeeee goes wide left I suppose ?
It seems the petulant garlic eating surrender monkey has been given his marching orders and is on the plane home.
Starting today for NZ. Good luck Tommy.
I know my bedroom habits have ruined my eyesight, but I can't for the life of me see any beer marketing here.
I can't see any here either, but I may be looking in the wrong place.
I had to go to the Daily Mail for the story, but this is their...
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