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Old 06-12-2006, 01:21 PM   #196
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No, I really believe they're significantly more solid. And they have a lot of experience playing competitively against the top ranked teams (ask the Dutch how the Czechs are) whereas the Americans are stuck in shitty CONCAF that will always hurt them the way it's hurt Mexico.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:29 PM   #197
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You are definitely right about CONCACAF being awful. It certainly doesn't help the US - perhaps some more time spent playing friendlies against European teams would help them.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:30 PM   #198
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Yeah, I think so but then again so many times in these friendlies, the teams pull their better players because of injury concerns so you're playing their B team. CONCACAF is really awful, though.

All in all, 2-0 isn't so bad, could easily be 4-0 right now. Those last 2 misses for the Czechs were pretty much sure goals were it not for bad luck.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:33 PM   #199
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Game over. 3-0 now. USA looks weaker than I expected.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:34 PM   #200
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It's a really scary stat that ESPN keeps mentioning - the US have never won a world cup match in Europe. I guess we need to hope that Italy pulls another choke job or that the US has just had a really bad day.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:35 PM   #201
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But my friend the thing is , US is in a situation like Japan today , losing this is like saying goodbye . Though Today Czech is slightly better as a team than Italy , the game with Italy is gonna be trash . If you guys lose this game , its practically goodbye , unless Italy does screw up , which I dont believe .

Well, the USA definitely isn't winning this game. But still, I think you can't write off any team after one match. There's still two more to go. A lot can still happen. A Italy-Ghana tie would help the USA a lot.

Eddie Johnson has showed that he can create some offense. (Usually his biggest talents are running fast and going offside.) He better be starting up top with Brian McBride next game.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:39 PM   #202
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I'm not ready to hit the panic button quite yet, but lets look at the US's performance in recent big team tournaments:

2004 Mens Bball - bust (bronze)
2006 Mens hockey - craptastic
2006 World Baseball classic - pitiful

Not too stellar.
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The Czechs simply overpowered USA. They played excellent.

It doesn't look good for the USA advancing.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:55 PM   #204
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Yup now things get 'funnier' and 'funnier' . There was this line , which was around a lot , says that in this cup , Brazil is fighting against "everything and everyone" . Never this made more sense , now I go and read that italian prosecuters want the prision of Cafu , coz of some probs with his italian nationality . Anyway the thing is , even if there's some really prob , that would 'demand' order of prision , to make this call one day before , exactly one day before Brazil's Start ? It's curious to not say other thing.......

A lot of you been reading probably stuff like this already in the newspapers , like victory of Brazil will be bad , that everyone is against brazil all this stuff , which is normal and all , but last days come something a bit more 'serious' a declaration of Blatter saying that "Brazil's victory will be 'UNHEALTHY' for Football. " , I leave you this one to think about it . I'm not yet saying nothing , just asking u to pay a bit of attention on brazil's games referees.

But this one coming from Italy........ And I've heard now somethin about economists , and which win would be interesting for them ....... tomorrow I make more comments , but it seems that there's a sort of already 'prepared' final.
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That US game!
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man what a great game-----

Anyway I'm pulling for Brazil tomorrow and hope they win another cup
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The Czechs simply overpowered USA. They played excellent.
yep, very good performance.


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man what a great game-----
yeah

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slightly better perhaps, but way better is an overestimate.
not really.

they dominated all over the pitch.


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who gives a shit?
Me.

That said well played Australia. We sat back too much and didn't take our chances when we could have. Takahara, unfortunately, is the best we've got at the moment up front but he was unfortunately not up to the mark today. The two on one where he misplaced the pass to Yanagisawa, when Schwarzer headed the ball to him, the numerous occasions he found himself in space, all wasted.

Naka's goal to me was legitimate though.

Anyway it will be difficult against Croatia and of course Brazil but I'll still be keeping the faith. It always bloody hurts to lose a match in the last six minutes though, especially one that was pretty even until Cahill's first.
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:52 PM   #210
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slightly better perhaps, but way better is an overestimate.
The Czechs are a very skillful as well as a very strong side, I really enjoy watching them play and personally I rank them very highly, on their day they will cause major problems for any team....they are a dark horse team...in that I wouldn't be surprised if I saw them make it into the quarters and who knows maybe even the semis....
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