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The Goon
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#1 Posted on
I mean, they're good for drama and all, but they just don't seem right for deciding a game. I'm not just saying that because Ireland lost just now on kicks. Okay, I am. But still, I'm more in favour of them just playing until someone scores.

The Spain-Ireland match was great, though. Thoroughly exciting through the extra time. I'm guessing Italy will beat Korea to face Spain in the quarter-finals.

Congrats Ireland, on a marvellous world cup run!
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STUPID PENALTY KICKS. >=(



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
they played an extra 30 mins before PKs

that mean that at LEAST 16 out of the 22 men on the field, PLUS ref have been running around for TWO HOURS...

i'm surprised they don't drop dead from exhaustion...

last world cup, i was thinking of 2 other ways to finish the game. every 5 mins, either remove a player, 1 by 1 from each team, until someone scores, or all the players have been removed.

or

same thing, but add players, until it's like 20 vs 20...one team should be able to score...

yeah, both sound crappy...maybe that's why they do PKs

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I like the idea of removing players. It adds a strange level of strategy to the game before it gets down to 1 on 1.



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That was, hands down, the worst penalty performance i have ever seen. From both sides. Good God, is there something in the water out there?






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Well I don't know how the Spanish managed to miss two considering they both sent Given the wrong way. But my main problem lies with Jason McAteer not being brought on in place of Kilbane and having him and Duff swap wings.
I expected a miss from David Connolly to be honest but Mattie Holland and Kilbane surprised me. That was the first game to have ever made me cry. And I was in a pub with a piss load of people hugging me so I'm gonna look like a tool tomorrow.
I am as smooth as a tramps undergarments when it comes to sporting emotions but hey, I care.







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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by Mr. Adam
    Well I don't know how the Spanish managed to miss two considering they both sent Given the wrong way. But my main problem lies with Jason McAteer not being brought on in place of Kilbane and having him and Duff swap wings.
    I expected a miss from David Connolly to be honest but Mattie Holland and Kilbane surprised me. That was the first game to have ever made me cry. And I was in a pub with a piss load of people hugging me so I'm gonna look like a tool tomorrow.
    I am as smooth as a tramps undergarments when it comes to sporting emotions but hey, I care.




hey, we understand...at least you're in a country that doesn't ridule it's team and fanz "Why don't choo watch REAL football..."

*sigh*



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"Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes." Pennsylvania State law
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Do you want to know a really stupid way to decide a game? Sudden death overtime in an American Football game. Team wins coin toss, team gets two first downs, team kicks field goal, team celebrates win. Stupid. At least play a full 15 minute overtime quarter like the good ol' CFL does.

I actually like penalty shots after 120 minutes of play. It is very entertaining and asking teams to play till someone scores would be very boring at the, say 180 minute mark. Exhausted players suffering from heat stroke walking around and desperately shooting from mid-field ... not entertaining. Removing players so that the most coveted prize in sports is won in a game of 5 on 5 sounds a little Mickey Mouse to me also.

The drama and tension of a man stepping up to the spot to take a penalty shot with 200 million people watching worldwide ... that is a moment in sports.






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#9 Posted on
I can't remember who said the quote with regard to penalty shots deciding international hockey tournaments:

"We may as well break out a Scrabble board at centre ice, that's how little penalty shots have to do with hockey."

I do agree with Gavintzu on one point-that penalties are intensely dramatic. I couldn't sit down during the PKs yesterday. So, I suppose it makes for a good spectacle. I'm just uncomfortable with penalties deciding a match between two even teams.
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Believe me, it gets a helluva lot more uncomfortable when you see penalty kicks deciding a match between two uneven teams who just haven't been able to score! We'll probably see that too at some point (we usually do!)



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