The inevitable has happened- As I write this, Brazil kicked into overdrive late, putting two goals past Belgium, to book the "big" match on Friday at 7.30am BST.
the Belgians put on a very brave show and missed several chances, and kept out Ronaldo & co. for much of the match. But, alas, it was not to be.
So, my American pals, get some sleep on Thursday afternoon, put the Buds in the fridge and make it a late night. This match may very well decide the outcome of the tournament a nine days before the final.
P.S. I predict England will win 2-1.
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Sephiroth Junior's Final Thought: "and remember, lads: your woman DOESN'T think you're boring; she suffers from Narcolepsy, right?"
This should be one for the ages ... not that I'm getting high expectations or anything.
I'm not sold on England as a great team, but if Brazil plays the same game as against Belgium, England will dismantle them. Belgium was robbed of a goal in the first half by a horrible call by the ref, and they had six or seven other good scoring opportunities that they declined to convert. If it's Owen or Beckham or Sheringham in that situation, the ball is in the back of the net.
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Brazil's attack is a tihng of beauty to behold, but their defence is piss-poor. If we (meaning my glorious land of England) can keep our defence nice and tight-knit and Owen, Becks and Sheringham get frisky then we can pull it out. The only real nasty factor is the time the match is taking place; we were an embarrassment in the afternoon heat against Nigeria last week. Hopefully we can avoid that kind of lazy-ass performance this time around.
Oh, and if we get past Brazil (and yes, that's a big "if"0, then I promise you we'll go home with the Cup. We put down Argentina, we put down Brazil (in this scenario), and nothing else wouls stand in our way. With the swell of confidence over here and the seeming explosion of talent on our team I really think we could do it.
Old School's Film Quote O' The Week-"We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes"-Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, Psycho; Skeet Ulrich as Billy Loomis, Scream. Oddly fitting this week, I thought.
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Dan Reeves had enough pride to quit instead of being a lame duck, but I guess Fassel doesn't have that same problem. I dunno if I see Fassel in Oakland, simply because he doesn't seem like an Al Davis type of guy. Maybe San Francisco or Buffalo.