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  Reply # 1086896 11-Jul-2014 08:08
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Haha I think I am as ocd as you'd get without needing medication or psychotherapy!

I got so annoyed when the commentator said Jew-lio caesar! It's hoo lio isn't it




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  Reply # 1086897 11-Jul-2014 08:10
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ScuL:
floydbloke:
joker97: ..

by the way, LVG (pronounced van Haa?L?) ...

LOL (off topic) I have yet to hear a native Enlgish speaker pronounce a G like it should be in Dutch.  There is some variation between provinces, but it is definitely not a 'huh' sound.  I suppose tit's is as close as an English equivalent as it gets but really you need to try and find a nice gutteral, throat-clearing , phlegmy, 'ggrrr' sound.




Try and say Loch Ness.
The 'G' in Gaal is similar to the 'ch' in Loch

(That is, when spoken with an authentic British/Scottish tongue)


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  Reply # 1087956 13-Jul-2014 08:39
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we really should award Oscar an Oscar. I wonder if he's trying to get a Dutch player sent off to make it easier for them ... let's see :D




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  Reply # 1087963 13-Jul-2014 09:28
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even the referee got fooled by Oscar - when there was a real penalty, Oscar got booked for diving!




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I’m proud to be a Dutchman today. Commendable 3rd place and didn’t lose a game, beating Spain by 4 and Brazil by 3 in the process. Expectations from the Dutch public in general were certainly a lot lower. I salute van Gaal, some fantastic decisions, even subbing Vorm on in the last three minutes so that all 23 players in the squad got to play in the WC. Man U fans should be pleased.

I do feel very sorry for the Brazilian public though, what a disappointment for them.




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  Reply # 1088000 13-Jul-2014 10:38
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Didn't watch the game - sleeping is better. Steve Biddle told me on Twitter "4 more years boys, 4 more years. :)" but more like 50 years since winning a world cup at home didn't happen this time - and didn't happen the time the games were there before...






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  Reply # 1088011 13-Jul-2014 11:15
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After the previous two matches, this game was back to another episode of the world grass diving championships. And Arjen Roben must be the finest proponent of it I have seen. Not the one that lead to the penalty in the third minute, for which Silva should have been red carded, because Roben was clearly impeded, but for any number of others that followed.

The two open field goals that the Dutch scored one again demonstrating the fragility of the Brazilian defense.

I hope the final tomorrow is a good game but I fear it will be a dull affair with both teams trying not to lose. I have my fingers crossed for a clear winner in regulation time.




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  Reply # 1088012 13-Jul-2014 11:17
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I feel very sorry for the Brazilian team. They played their hearts out, but in the last two games I think emotions got the better of them. In professional sport it takes very little to look very bad. Someone in f1 once said, if you perform at 99% of the other guy, you will be lapped.




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  Reply # 1088014 13-Jul-2014 11:22
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Dingbatt: After the previous two matches, this game was back to another episode of the world grass diving championships. And Arjen Roben must be the finest proponent of it I have seen. Not the one that lead to the penalty in the third minute, for which Silva should have been red carded, because Roben was clearly impeded, but for any number of others that followed.

The two open field goals that the Dutch scored one again demonstrating the fragility of the Brazilian defense.

I hope the final tomorrow is a good game but I fear it will be a dull affair with both teams trying not to lose. I have my fingers crossed for a clear winner in regulation time.


I don't entirely blame the defense. In the second and third goal the midfielder lost the ball and didn't bother chasing. The first goal should in theory have been a yellow card and a free kick. Maybe red, but the with cover defender being so close most referees wouldn't have given red. Cynical yes, but what else would you do. That was a free kick regardless.

And oscar would have had a penalty but for starting to fall before making contact.




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  Reply # 1088039 13-Jul-2014 12:29
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And oscar would have had a penalty but for starting to fall before making contact.


Blind actually got a very small touch of the ball. It wasn't a penalty. To me, it wasn't necessarily a clear dive either.

Good job this pack of losers masquerading as the Brazilian team lost again. This tournament has certainly enhanced certain people's reputations without them even needing to be there. Jose Mourinho looks like a genius for offloading Idiot Luiz to PSG for a huge sum of money. What a stupid showboating fool this guy is -- for a period he was actually playing as a number 10 instead of defending. And the way some of the Brazilians basically set about kicking the Dutch off the pitch in the latter stages was disgraceful.

van Gaal has certainly been the coach of the tournament, even if he did blow the tactics in the game versus the Argies somewhat. Now if the Germans will slaughter the Argies tomorrow, I am going to be happy.



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  Reply # 1088364 14-Jul-2014 10:00
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Nice game. Well done Germany. Could of gone either way. Argentina played different a style IMHO, but very effective. Winning goal was a classic.

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  Reply # 1088369 14-Jul-2014 10:10
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Apparently all of you are watching the wrong game.

North Korea is on track to win, according to their media. See here.

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  Reply # 1088374 14-Jul-2014 10:33
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If you look at the overall performance over the tournament Germany deserved the cup. Argentina had been toothless throughout.

But looking at a single game, it could have been anybody's. But if you don't score you don't win, and Germany scored.




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  Reply # 1088379 14-Jul-2014 10:39
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Hang on ... they've given the player of the tournament aka golden ball to the guy who did nothing over 7 hours of knockout footy ... Surely a political gesture




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