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How Excited About the Upcoming World Cup?

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by Aldeth the Foppish Idiot, May 28, 2010.

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Level of Interest on a scale of 1 to 5

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  1. Harbourboy

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    Those Italians are diving and flopping all over the place every 5 minutes. It's not just the penalty - it's constant. I want to see the World Champs beat us with ball skills not spineless crying. It's ruined the whole game for me. This isn't even fun to watch. It's painful.

    I would type more, but an Italian player just dived on my keyboard.
     
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    I don't know if you have noticed but the NZ team play extremely rough. Elbows, pullings, soles, danish heads. They're lucky the ref is this leninent or they'd have at least one red card by now.
     
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    What game are you watching? All the replays I am seeing show Italians falling over before they even reach the player. I've watched plenty of games, including those with NZ, and I've never seen so much screaming and diving as I'm seeing from these Italians. I've seen more backbone in a plate of pasta.

    That guy would never have taken that dive if that cross had been anywhere near it's target - he would have been more focussed on getting his head to it.

    You can see the Italians lie on the floor screaming and then take a sneaky look at the ref to see if he's watching.

    But it's not so much a comment on the Italians as a reminder of my general frustration with this sport. Is there any other sport that rewards drama queening and play acting to the extent that soccer does?
     
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    The Italians are diving little scrotum lickers. Always have been, always will be. The fact that they cheated the last world cup means nothing this time around, they're a team of past-its and old men, who know every little dirty conniving trick there is.

    .. Yes, I know they're still better than England, but still....
     
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    If they had tried playing instead of play-acting, they would have thrashed us. They are 5th and we are 78th in the world. For them to only draw with us is supremely embarrassing for them and an indictment on their terrible game plan. Go the All Whites. Unbeaten!
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    What's a Danish head?
     
  7. Harbourboy

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    Sounds dodgy to me.
     
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    It is the Swedish term for "head butt".

    As for the game I don't think the Italians were overly floppy, seen much worse. What they were was worthless. I do not understand why so many teams have such huge problems getting through hardworking, defensive but poorer teams. No surprise though, been like this for many years now only the very very best teams when they play their best can really beat teams that only try to destroy for their opponent and not create anything on their own.
     
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    I didn't even know that one. :o *makes mental note*
     
  10. Harbourboy

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    Those Italians were floppy than overcooked spaghetti.
     
  11. Master of Nuhn

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    Ah! A Glasgow Kiss. Noted.

    I want fair play. Sometimes a tough player commits a foul. So be it. Can happen. Might be a mistake. It's a game with physical contact after all. But I don't like sneaky stuff like diving/schwalbes (did Klinsmann come up with that name?), asking for cards (looks like Maradona's still doing that) and theatrical auditions (Romeo and Juliet were from Italy, right?).

    Maybe that's the reason why I hardly ever cheer for Southern Europe (Italy, Portugal) and South America.
     
  12. Harbourboy

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    I agree with Master of Nuhn.
     
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    Well, HB, after seeing the last minutes of Ivory Coast - Brazil, I am about to change my mind. :p
    Kaka was being a slight nuisance, I guess, but Keita was being a total d*ck. I was cheering for Ivory Coast, but these last minutes? No way.
     
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    What, cheated the last world cup? Other than the really ugly game against the US where both sides played horrible, would you like to give an example?

    And the penalty against Australia was completely fair, before you bring that up.
     
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