anselmo wrote:Zed wrote:I can't back Spain as I'm still bitter at Iniesta for the WC final goal v NED.
really - Netherland in the WC were abominable - everything that was bad about their game was on show (yes Van Bommel I'm talking about you)
I can't back Spain because they've become a cliche of themselves
I have a lot of Oranje blood. I've watched some excellent Dutch squads underachieve, lose leads in seemingly arrogant fashion, and get knocked out of tourneys before their time over the decades. BTW don't forget De Jong. He's a goon a la hockey.
Zed wrote:I can't back Germany on principal.
anselmo wrote:I can't back Germany because they've gone back to being uber-efficient and quite dull (Ozil aside) Where has Klinsmanns crazy gang mentality gone
See above. Klinsmann's a yank, now, haven't you heard. lol
Zed wrote:I can't back the Italians because they play like Italians.
anselmo wrote:Ditto, except Pirlo
I 'spose. The pk was quite "cheeky".
Zed wrote:I can't back POR because of that Ronaldo thing.
anselmo wrote:Ditto, if he gets closed out or injured Portugal are goners. I haven't seen such a one player team since Argentina circa 1986
I think he and Torres (SPA) have let way too much go to their head. Ronaldo at least has kept his form on the pitch.
Zed wrote:Other than all that it's been a good tourney. I guess I'll have to just enjoy the footy at face value in the semis. We'll miss it when its gone.
anselmo wrote:EPL will be back within 6 weeks
At least no-one to support means no cares about who wins
Its funny to dislike all the teams left and have no genuine underdogs
That should leave us with a good last matches. Or, it could leave us w/ more like the last. 0-0 through 120min.
dru wrote:If ever there was a fan base that was entitled to expect better, it is English football fans.
You know the "media" in the UK is all in everyone's business. It's has always seemed to me like UK players get an inordinate amount of scandal. Terry is playing through all sorts of shit with his infidelity, and his big mouth, and Ashley's affair was and is still relevant. It just seems like it always comes to light in the UK, where, in Spain or Italy the spin on the story might be different. Not saying Terry or Cole aren't idiots.
dru wrote:Pox on this useless over-rated bunch. (buy me a beer and I'll tell you what I really think.)
I would love to catch a few beers and an A League match. We actually get 1-2 a week over here. I actually prefer A League to MLS, any day. I can't find the talent over here. After watching the competition in the EPL/CL watching MLS is like watching the USWNT, and they're GOOD.
I have followed Messi as he came up. That guy is a star. I would pay to watch him play no matter who they were up against. Although if it's Barca I'd be cheering against. But millionario, I would think that whole Falkland thing would be enough. Cheating bastards.
anselmo wrote:I can't imagine anyone playing THAT crap
Ireland is another underachiever. They have the well-known names out there. They got the raw deal going to the WC '10, though. Pinche Henry!