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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
I watched ten minutes of this thing on Friday and turned it off. I thought the USA would maybe play less then 6 days later for something to watch during the day, but I guess not. I am already tired of this event and we haven't even gotten to the elimination round. I won't even comment on the sound of a very angry bee swarm coming from my TV when I do put this on. Yeah, its part of South Africa and good for them, but god damn they have to realize how annoying that is for everyone else. I guess its their version of home field advantage which no one should really bitch about since all sports teams tend to do something annoying for their home games. I just don't understand why its in every game unless the fans from the other countries want to be annoying as well. If so, it proves my point that no matter what color, creed, religion or nationality, people are assholes.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
The vuvuzelas bugged me at first, but they kinda blend into the background after a few minutes of the game. I miss the atmosphere you get from the crowds because singing/chanting etc gets drowned out by them more than anything. Personally I'd like to be shot of them, but equally if I had MY way then they wouldn't play blinking music after every damn goal as seems to be the norm in most tournaments in Europe now. So I guess "when in Rome you have to put up with whatever Romans do" or something
is what I'm getting at.

    Originally posted by lotjx
    I just don't understand why its in every game unless the fans from the other countries want to be annoying as well.
Largely because a whole lot of tickets go to locals for every game.

    Originally posted by UnsUwe
    There's little to enjoy here this year.
Are you from somewhere other than the country indicated by your flag? If not, I'd have though there'd be at least four things for you to like about the tournament so far ;)
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I can't believe all the bitching about the vuvuzelas. After all, aren't we the country that brought the world Thundersticks? Gimme a vuvuzela every time.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I can't believe all the bitching about the vuvuzelas. After all, aren't we the country that brought the world Thundersticks? Gimme a vuvuzela every time.

I'm pretty sure everyone grew to hate Thundersticks rather quickly as well.

dMr made a point I agree with. I normally enjoy watching soccer because the fans are the most jubilant sounding and ecstatic of pretty much any sport. The singing and chanting gives major matches an atmosphere unlike any other sport. Instead of getting to hear the fans of each team and their own unique chants and songs from around the world, we get an endless unceasing drone that kills all other noise around it.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.70
Like how the Masters doesn't start until the back nine on Sunday, the World Cup never officially begins until Spain suffers an embarrassing choke.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.74
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Like how the Masters doesn't start until the back nine on Sunday, the World Cup never officially begins until Spain suffers an embarrassing choke.


Hopp Suiss!!

I was in the stands at RFK Stadium in 1994 for the Spain-Switzerland Round of 16 game. All game long, I heard "Hopp Suisse!!" Glad they were finally able to hopp.

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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.23

there's one happy and Very European wrestler this morning.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.34
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I can't believe all the bitching about the vuvuzelas. After all, aren't we the country that brought the world Thundersticks? Gimme a vuvuzela every time.


Nuh-uh, South Korea created the thundersticks. We just took the ball and ran with it, so, yes... our own place among the damned is secure.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.02
We're in the brief spot where every team has played one match, and it'd be easy to say that Germany has looked the best so far.

Certainly the biggest shocker is Spain's defeat earlier today, but it was also surprising how much difficulty Brazil had with North Korea.

Looking forward to some more scoring over the rest of the round robin!
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
I guess you all won't be playing Vuvuzela Hero, eh? (thedailywh.at)



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.71
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    there's one happy and Very European wrestler this morning.


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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.90
And that is why I will always consider Spain to be soccer's equivalent of the Buffalo Bills or Chris Webber. Too much talk about winning championships and not enough effort and/or intelligence to actually come close to winning one.






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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    And that is why I will always consider Spain to be soccer's equivalent of the Buffalo Bills or Chris Webber. Too much talk about winning championships and not enough effort and/or intelligence to actually come close to winning one.

Euro 2008?

Yesterday's result was just down to shitty luck I'd say. They kinda pummelled the Swiss but just couldn't score. Hopefully they can turn it round and win their next two games because the tournament has been painfully devoid of passing teams with a penchant for attacking football so far.
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.90
    Originally posted by dMr

    Euro 2008?

    Yesterday's result was just down to shitty luck I'd say. They kinda pummelled the Swiss but just couldn't score. Hopefully they can turn it round and win their next two games because the tournament has been painfully devoid of passing teams with a penchant for attacking football so far.


I'm just counting the World Cup in this argument because that's the only one most people outside of Europe really watch. I have to point out that only once has Spain even gotten to the final four. And that was back in 1950, when there were far fewer teams to compete against. I just don't get why they're considered the favorites by so many every WC when they continually underperform to expectations from what I've seen (been watching since '94).

I agree it was more of a lucky victory for the Swiss and I still think Spain probably gets out of the group stage. But based on their past, I don't see them getting by a opponent who has won it all like Germany or Brazil. I just don't think they have what it takes to win, whatever 'it' happens to be. They'll be knocked out by the quarter-final stage again.

And good lord, yes we need better attacking football. Though I'm willing to put at least part of the blame on the stupid 'high tech' ball Adias is using. It can't be totally because the players are playing poorly, can it?






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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I'm just counting the World Cup in this argument because that's the only one most people outside of Europe really watch. I have to point out that only once has Spain even gotten to the final four. And that was back in 1950, when there were far fewer teams to compete against.

Their main problem in the past was always that they would look awesome in the group stages then crack under pressure in the knock-out rounds. That, and they never really figured out how to get past a team that would pack the defence against them.

They largely ditched the choker tag by winning the Euros, and that plus Barca's success over the last few years in the Champions League convinced a lot of people they finally found a way to win while playing their pretty football. They've also never had a squad with close to the level of talent they have just now, at least in my life-time, so a combination of all of the above got them elevated to favourites status.

All of the usual contenders also have issues. Italy don't really have a top class striker and they're relying on an aging Cannavaro at the back. Germany lack experience in international tournaments. Brazil have been functional without being spectacular. France look awful. Holland are the new Spain in terms of looking great then flaming out in the later stages. England forgot to pack a goalkeeper before heading to South Africa. Argentina are coached by a man of questionable mental stability.

Honestly, I'd still probably back them over any team apart from Brazil. Of course, that's who they might face in round 2 now, so....

And I took Villa in my fantasy team, something that has proven the kiss of death for many men in years gone by.

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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
Hey Sani Kaita. Thanks for ruining my Nigeria pick over Greece. Dumbass.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.02
Wow, things are looking pretty tough for France right now.
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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.54
Good. France shouldn't even be in the World Cup right now. This is just the universe's way of letting them know as such.




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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.19
I still have Spain picked to win it all - although one thing they could do is not leave their best player on the bench the entire game. Switzerland's a Germany-esque team - not flashy, no real superstars, but effective and underrated.

Spain not only has the sickest team on paper, but is actually a team. They're returning something like 18 players from not only Euro 2008 but also the 2006 World Cup. Their Center Backs play together at the club level, their their strikers have been the starters for 4 years, their creative players know how to play together (and their two main creators play together at club level), and there's just enough new blood (Pedro, Jesus Navas, David Silva) thrown in to keep things interesting.

That game was a fluke. I'm putting $50 on Spain to win right now.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
Group A boils down like this, roughly:

Mexico/Uruguay and/or France/South Africa draw, Mexico and Uruguay are in.

If Mexico or Uruguay win, then they get in and the other will get in unless France/South Africa winner wins by 5 (France) or 6 (South Africa) goals plus the GD in the Mexico/Uruguay game.



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