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Old 06-12-2006, 07:38 PM   #226
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A 'dark horse' is a person or team in a competition who people know are a good side, but they aren't considered a favourite to win, but there is always the possibility that they could string a couple of really amazing performances together and just sneak the cup from everyone else.
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Yeah Czech together with Portugal and Holland I would say.
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Dude just one thing 1st - I'm not japanese for that matter 2nd - I made out my opinions , dont take this personal , like I said I respected all australians here , but I couldnt be shut up about the attitude of this australian team , it's true they didnt do it the whole game , but the 1st half and specially that game against Holland they made clear their speciality . And for the record I'm not pointing out nothing againsta anything of Australia , its just I dont like this thing of players going for the leg instead of the ball . Thats not football . 3rd - This referee Essam Abd El Fatah
The Croats will kick back, and beat them. This is not good for anyone interested in watching skillful play. Bunch of hacks.
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Yeah Czech together with Portugal and Holland I would say.

Ukraine or Spain
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The Croats will kick back, and beat them. This is not good for anyone interested in watching skillful play. Bunch of hacks.
I saw the Australia-Japan game just now. Australians play like animals, honestly. What an ugly way to play - and the referee was completely useless.

ETA: Normally I don't like Italian style play but they were good today. Kept attacking even in the end. Ghana is solid, though. Definitely way better than Angola.

Ivory Coast is clearly the class of the African field.
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Yeah it's true though spain I would say it's like , its something u cant really trust , coz it is a great team , but when u think they got it , they just disappoint u ............ besides their 98 and 2002 team was better , plus this year Morientes is out , and they arent with their GK

About Ukraine , if they got one more Schev , I would say so..... but this way not so sure....
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The Croats will kick back, and beat them. This is not good for anyone interested in watching skillful play. Bunch of hacks.
yeah Australia must be a team of hacks, thats why EPL clubs ply Viduka, Kewell, Schwartzer and others millions to play for them
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It seems like the American media, along with members of the U.S. team, are trying too hard to convince people that the team has a legitimate shot to do well. Makes me wonder who they're trying to convince...
Yeah, really! The hype was getting on my nerves. Over the weekend, they probably announced the US game like 76754675 times. Granted, it was to get the attention of the generally disinterested public but it was still annoying. Couldn't watch the match cos I was at work but I did see the highlights on the website. Poor Reyna almost got a really good shot on goal. But the speed and accuracy of the Czechs was unfuckinbelievable! When did these guys become world #2? Because I don't remember them even being on the map last time.
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yeah Australia must be a team of hacks, thats why EPL clubs ply Viduka, Kewell, Schwartzer and others millions to play for them
They have little depth compared to the elite teams, and the tactis they are employing is making them look like a bunch of Sunday morning amateurs, they are anti-skill and I hope they get knocked out early if this is thei rlong term plan.

Since they were already working on this approach during their last friendly by all accounts, they will not be missed by the neutral viewer, or the biased viewer wanting to see skilled players at the top of their game

Where have we been ? guarding our shins
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Czech game was sooooo funny, I watched it in a toy store and I enjoyed it so much, almost like I enjoyed the game of Mexico
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that australia game was great. If half those fouls wern't dives from the japanese i don't know what were. We won 3 - 1 and thats all that matters though. We were no where near as rough or violent as some of you are making out. I dont get why the majority of european fan think we don't deserve to be there we have a decent team and although we do lack depth we're not hacks by any measure the boys really dug deep today and got the result and its great for football in australia
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It still ****ing hurts. Six minutes.
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They have little depth compared to the elite teams, and the tactis they are employing is making them look like a bunch of Sunday morning amateurs, they are anti-skill and I hope they get knocked out early if this is thei rlong term plan.

Since they were already working on this approach during their last friendly by all accounts, they will not be missed by the neutral viewer, or the biased viewer wanting to see skilled players at the top of their game

Where have we been ? guarding our shins
Oh, yes. Clearly and obviously orchestrated. Back in the Frank Farina days, he had shit fits with the overseas league clubs as our players were under contractual restraints which prevented us from ever learning how to play as a good strong team on skill as our players couldn't get back here to train. With the Dutch friendly, I suspect that it was a great deal of unrestrained push which resulted in us going too strong and not focusing enough on natural talent. You don't all sit here and pick us as thugs when we're playing in our league games, so back off with the quick fire criticisms and retorting that this is lame justification. If we dont play like this in league games, then if we do now, ask why. I'm not criticising the league managers. That's where the money is. It's the bread and butter for our guys, particularly. I suppose it's the same for others, too. With a competition like this, it's a different kettle of fish and our team is how they are due to not having the best manager til now, and geography and contractual restraints not allowing us to train like many others.

Did we play dirty? Yep. I reckon we probably did.
Did the Japanese take too many dives? Yep, I reckon they probably did.
What was the biggest reason we played like this? Politics. We've got fantstic skill in our players. We just aren't a very good team.



Sorry, turtle, btw. I hope you weren't offended.
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Nah. It was an even game, your lot took your chances and we didn't.

Besides, most of the challenges were fair anyway, and those that weren't (from both sides) were duly punished. The only one that I honestly didn't like was Cahill's horrendous two-footer. And as I said before, Naka's goal was good; Craig Moore just dumped Yanagisawa straight into Schwarzer's path.

But in the end it all ended up for nowt, really gutted, but congrats Aussies.
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I only watched the second half, and not even all of it. I do think too, we just went in too hard. You know how you psych yourself up for something and then end up being too forceful? I cant imagine what the pressure is like for any of these guys. On any team.

I hope you win your next games. Truly. You're too much of a good sport, yert

*apologies for the incoherent above post, too. I think I'm getting a migraine.
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I had predicted 3-1 to Australia...and it was 3-1 to Aussies


If I put everything I ever had on 3-1 score...I would have quit my day job today :-)

and would have gone to Germany to watch the remaining matches
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