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    The Football World Cup

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    Since there isnt a thread that I could find ill start one.

    Anybody fans of the beautifull game?

    Think australia will do better than 4 years ago?

    Scores so far in the friendlies....

    2-1 over NZ
    1-0 over denmark
    3-1 loss to USA

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    I personally dont think we will advance out of the group stage.
    We dont seem to be playing anywhere near as well as we were under Gus Hiddinks guidance.
    The midfield dont seem very creative going forward.
    I for one hope something clicks soon.

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    Huge fan of the beautiful game, but I think well struggle to better our 2006 effort.

    I tend to agree with you Shawty. Well need everybody on the park and well need a bit of luck to progress beyond groups.

    History has shown that you need to score, and without creativity (Kewell) or opportunity (Cahill), added with a little good fortune it could be a struggle. :(

    It wont stop me barracking like a drug crazed fool tho. :D
    4:30am will ensure elevated caffiene levels. ;D

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    Confidence is key :D

    I think if everything clicks and there heads are in the right spot we can advance but if they dont get their aim right :(

    Lucky i have taken 3 weeks off as there will be a few late nights and early mornings and lucky that monday is a public holiday.... well if you live in qld anyway 8-)

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    This reply will make me about as popular as a fox in the chook house >:(
    Im already sick to death of hearing about the world cup and it hasnt even started, as far as Im concerned the sooner its done and dusted the better. >:(

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    Good to see that you keep the tradition of "haveing to much to say about nothing" alive on every forum :P

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    The world cup has offically commenced :) :) :)

    Opening party is on now and the opening ceramony starts at 10pm and the first game starts at midnight... The host nation takes on Mexico.

    The SA people look so happy and proud. Its the best thing thats happened to them for quite some time.

    Heres hopeing that we win the 2022 bid :)

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    I agree. Cant see Australia getting past the group stage this year. And if we do, we wont go much further. They seemed to be a lot more focused 4 years ago, and even though they were friendlies, they were a long way from impressive. If we can score a draw against Germany, it might just give the team the confidence to keep going, but itll be a tough slog. Looking forward to seeing the first kick-off. Should be in about 2 minutes or so!!!

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    6 30 - watching USA and England 1-1 , 15 members logged on are we all watching football?

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    Heres hoping Australias 4-0 loss to Germany is our bad game out of the way. Pretty comprehensive demolishing :(


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    4-0 loss to Germany

    Overall I didnt think we played too badly.

    Garcia seemed a good inclusion up front.

    Sadly we are just not in the same class are the German side.
    They are a very good side.

    The Tim Cahill sent off was a joke. OK it was a tackle from behind but no studs up and bent knees. Seen much worse in previous games, some even without a yellow card. Should have been a yellow card though.

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    Got cheated out of that penalty, and Cahill shouldnt have gotten red. Germans loves their diving.

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    Yep we were outplayed by a better team.

    All of the little cracks in the team came to surface.
    Harry is not right.

    Craig Moore is too slow and lets people get by him too easily these days, causing the defence to collapse to his side of the park.

    Tim Cahill needs to stop double legged tackles from behind (Yes he tried to pull out but it was a dumb thing to do and has become a habit.)

    Without a decent striker if we get behind we are stuffed as we dont have the game to play catch up, not all Pims fault, sometimes you just dont have the cattle.


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    Also with the Red card. Fifa have tried cracking down on the reckless/careless/dangerous tackles, if the Ref didnt send him off, he would have been sent home. It was very careless to hit him like from behind and late, I mean its unfortunate he got sent off, but the referee was just doing his job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6732213A540 link=1276008887/13#13 date=1276492329
    Also with the Red card. Fifa have tried cracking down on the reckless/careless/dangerous tackles, if the Ref didnt send him off, he would have been sent home. It was very careless to hit him like from behind and late, I mean its unfortunate he got sent off, but the referee was just doing his job.
    But youre forgetting one thing, the refs decision was not in our teams favor, so hes blind/wrong/crooked/bias. *:P

    Just something Ive picked up from listening to my brother & mother speak about the AFL...and the cricket....and the basketball.... *;D

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    Im blind, Im deaf, I want to be ref, referee, referee.

    I am sure the Germans think he is a wonderful referee.

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    The Germans must have a newfound love for fajitas. All 3 officials were Mexican.

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    I think a few of the referees (and the some of the Australian players) have been into some of the local Cane hooch Mampoer at 70% alcohol it will make you blind and uncoordinated on the fumes alone, think the old style duplicator fluid for bouquet *;D


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    Im surprised no one has mentioned those blasted trumpets. >:(

    Having only watched one game in its entirety, Im pretty sure Ive already developed tinnitus.


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    I agree Den, no world cup in the bedroom, the trumpets keep the wife awake!

    PS. I know I just opened myself up boys, but no puns please

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    Sad to see Tim get a red for what should have been a yellow at most the "experts" may disagree though ::).

    Good to see NZ come away with a draw.

    Here hoping they dont play as lousy against ghana as they did against germany!!

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    Add to that, Lucas Neil is the most over rated player we have.

    All referees are different but as a player you get to know which ones are card happy frustrated security guards. As ridiculous as Cahills challenge was awarded a straight red, young Timmy would have known the ref holds the record for the highest amount of cards shown in a World Cup (2 reds & 9 yellows) :o. Im sure hell be thinking of that as he watches the boys not score against Ghana. :-[

    As for those bloody vuvu horns, it really takes away from the normally great atmosphere of songs, chants and drums. :(

    Guess what the most popular free app for iPhones is at the moment? yes you guessed it, the vuvu horn app that allows you to blow into your iPhone to have your own pocket vuvu. :D

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    From a local paper:

    How to drown out the sound of the vuvuzela

    You can enjoy todays game without the vuvuzelas incessant buzz

    Heres how to minimize it:

    For basic televisions: Turn down the treble setting as far as it will go. That tones down the highest, most annoying frequencies the horn hits.

    For TVs with equalizer sound controls: Play around with the settings that adjust soundwave frequencies to see if you can minimize the horns and maximize the voices. The Watchdog has noticed that numerous websites, including http://lifehacker.com, have specific advice on this approach. At http://isophonics.net, the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London has come up with a "devuvuzelator" for those watching the games on their computers, along with an explanation of how it works.

    For a surround-sound system: Turn down the volume on any speakers that carry the crowd noise and turn up the volume of any speakers that carry voices.

    For anybody: Turn the sound off completely.

    Consumer Reports also tested the "Anti-Vuvuzela Filter" thats being sold for $3.50 but concluded it only makes the problem worse.

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    The Australian World Cup players visited an orphanage in South Africa this morning: "Its so good to put a smile on the faces of people constantly struggling and facing the impossible", said Jamal Umboto aged 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4063617A7D74717C78130 link=1276008887/23#23 date=1276857209
    The Australian World Cup players visited an orphanage in South Africa this morning: "Its so good to put a smile on the faces of people constantly struggling and facing the impossible", said Jamal Umboto aged 6.
    I had a laugh I heard that on the Guardian World Cup Daily Podcast (a must if you like football) except swap Australia with England.

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    Japan :D :D

    haha.

    and, im going to be slaughtered for this next comment.. but

    the azzurri is looking abit.. uhh... blue *;D

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    Poor Italy I feel so sorry for the bunch of diving divas *;D Karma ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4740444B43495C4C4B42250 link=1276008887/26#26 date=1277440526
    I feel so sorry for the bunch of diving divas *
    Some are proposing the use of video replay.

    I have another proposal: as well as the yellow and red card, they shoulde introduce the pink card (aka the "Cissy card") for poor diving performances.
    The penalty is immediate send-off and no more visits to any hair-stylists for at least a .... month *:(

    EDIT: Wouldnt that rot your socks. It has already been thought of.

    http://out.rageo.us/view/11/soccer-pink-card/

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    My suggestion would be that a player diving in the penalty area in order to milk a penalty, is given a red card and a penalty is also given; at the other end of the field.

    This would leave the actors side down one player and probably also down one goal.

    I think this idea would stamp out dives immediately.

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    I saw a program about this very subject some time ago
    This show described how a player deceives a ref
    It also describes how a cheater player does it in slow and fast motion and the signs to watch for in body language or displays of acting

    I also agree with TG Where is the sportsmanship Its a joke and in a way its a crime of theft to coax a favourable decision by deception that results in a goal

    A referees decision needs to have a sting in the tail if acting is proven

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    I havent played for many many years.
    My father was friends with Rale Rasic, our World Cup coach back in the 70s.
    My father went on to coach the junior team of a well known Sydney side.
    Most of those boys went on to the senior level and some played internationally.

    So I have a football pedigree.

    In my day we played hard but fair.

    If someone genuinely fouled me, Id rather get up and glare in his face asking him if that was all he had rather than milk a penalty.

    If I got the deserved penalty then the ref was doing his job, if I didnt, I hoped to intimidate the opponent (I still do the same in karate).

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    while diving IS a huge issue, its far more disappointing to me when i see a player cop a blow to the shoulder whilst jostling for the ball with a competitor (all part of the game i might add..) and then goes down, holding his/her face in seemingly sheer agony. *and then as soon as the ref blows the whistle is somehow able to stand up and kick a perfect penalty complete with a victory lap in celebration.

    or, i seem to remember someone being stretchered off the other night, for a bleeding nose.
    these boys wouldnt last 10 mins in the NRL.

    im affraid IMO soccer is getting softer and softer every year. *:(

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30342F3A29345B0 link=1276008887/31#31 date=1277471783
    while diving IS a huge issue, its far more disappointing to me when i see a player cop a blow to the shoulder whilst jostling for the ball with a competitor (all part of the game i might add..) and then goes down, holding his/her face in seemingly sheer agony.
    I class that as a dive also.

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    I did, see the other week a bad tackle, but the player had soft legs.

    Referee calls both players over, and shows them both a yellow.
    One for the Tackle
    The other for the dive.

    I didnt see another dive in that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 427E6378727364717972160 link=1276008887/32#32 date=1277473737
    Quote Originally Posted by 30342F3A29345B0 link=1276008887/31#31 date=1277471783
    while diving IS a huge issue, its far more disappointing to me when i see a player cop a blow to the shoulder whilst jostling for the ball with a competitor (all part of the game i might add..) and then goes down, holding his/her face in seemingly sheer agony. *
    I class that as a dive also.
    I guess youre right.
    still disappoints me.

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    I watched the latest UFC the other night (my sport viewing rather than football). The winner of the match finished with a broken arm!

    When questioned he said "What?? Let a broken arm stop me coming out (and competing)?? Not a chance!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 013423211129342B272A22460 link=1276008887/35#35 date=1277604670
    I watched the latest UFC the other night (my sport viewing rather than football). The winner of the match finished with a broken arm!

    When questioned he said "What?? Let a broken arm stop me coming out (and competing)?? Not a chance!"

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    SOOOOOO much better than Pro Wrestling (WWE, RAW etc..)
    .. they actually fight, ive seen teeth flying, dislocated limbs, an assortment of broken bones, double K.Os.
    ..its great :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D786F6D5D6578676B666E0A0 link=1276008887/35#35 date=1277604670
    When questioned he said "What?? Let a broken arm stop me coming out (and competing)?? Not a chance!"
    I played goalkeeper with a broken wrist.
    They bred them tougher in my day.

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    Had to happen

    iPhone app: Ask the octopus

    Sheesh!

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    AAaargh, no way! Not s s ss soccer. Everytime i turned on a channel that has the world cup, it went..BAAAAAARRRRPP, turned it off. Next day, turned on TV and it happened to have a gam on...same...BBAAAAAAAAARRRPPPP. Flamin Voovoozebras or what ever u call them. Ill have aussie rules anytime, even if my beloved West Coast Eagles are at the bottom of the table. :P



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