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Postby Ethric » Jul 11 2010, 22:21

I rooted for the Dutch, but ah well, fair's fair.

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Postby darknessfood » Jul 11 2010, 22:30

Again a match f*cked up by a refferee...
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Postby Kalah » Jul 11 2010, 23:09

What do you mean? Webb was excellent. The only mistake I remember him doing was that the Dutch should have had a corner kick after the free kick near the end. He could also have considered a couple of direct red cards instead of yellows, but both of those concerned Dutch players, so ...
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Postby jeff » Jul 11 2010, 23:24

darknessfood wrote:Again a match f*cked up by a refferee...


From where I was watching and the opinion of the commentators here in the states, the Dutch felt the only way to stop Spain was to foul them. De Jong should have gotten a red card; from the replays I saw most of the ref calls against the Dutch were fair and occasionally lenient. So buck up and remember you still placed better than everyone else.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 12 2010, 6:22

Kalah wrote:What do you mean?


He means his team lost.


But i think the dutch players where saying that they should have gotten a corner kick instead of the spanish goalkeeper getting the ball when the spanish scored.
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Postby darknessfood » Jul 12 2010, 6:46

Kalah wrote:What do you mean? Webb was excellent. The only mistake I remember him doing was that the Dutch should have had a corner kick after the free kick near the end. He could also have considered a couple of direct red cards instead of yellows, but both of those concerned Dutch players, so ...


Agree on the corner kick part.There should have been more cards for Spain as well. Spain fell down pretty easy at some occasions. I even saw one bumping up to someone (dunno who anymore) then he fell down, and the Dutch got a yellow card of course!
De Jong really got out good after the kick in the chest. That should have been red.
True, Spain was better, but I really think we could have won by penalties...
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Postby Sure Valla » Jul 12 2010, 9:57

f*ck this game,


Go holland...
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Postby Zamolxis » Jul 12 2010, 11:46

wimfrits wrote:On the Dutch news, a psychic South African lady said the Netherlands would be world champion. In another interview, a caster of bones-and-shells-and-small-rubbish predicted a 2-0 score for coming Sunday.
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That's what you get for trusting human fortune tellers. Unlike the squid, there's 99% chance a human will be a fraud doing it for personal interest. These psychic/caster losers just wanted a moment of attention, and potentially build some capital in case they turn out to "outsmart" the squid on this one. Turns out they were wrong.

Spain deserved this win. They played more football last night than the Dutch, and were less aggressive. Congratulations! The Netherlands did well in general in this championship. Also got lucky a couple of times, but overall they deserve the 2nd place and I congratulate them for that. But that's it (sorry guys, better luck next time).
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Postby Kalah » Jul 12 2010, 11:54

Fun fact: The only undefeated team in the World Cup 2010 waaaaas ...?

New Zealand.

Beat that.
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Postby Ethric » Jul 12 2010, 13:08

It would be more impressive if they had played more matches ;)
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Postby Kalah » Jul 12 2010, 13:43

Yeah. Still a bit funny. My New Zealander colleague will never let me hear the end of it, of course ...

Another piece of statistic is that Spain is the first team ever to win the World Cup after losing their opening match.
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Postby Lepastur » Jul 12 2010, 19:19

We're champions! A very rough game, but if the match went that way was because Holland heat it up. In fact, if we compare the faults of each team, specially the karate kick, Spain didn't deserve half of yellow cards. IMO, it's a real shame that a team like Holland, which stated "We're gonna play the ball" and such before the match, ended playing that dirty. Anyway, divine justice brought us victory after all! :-D
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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 20 2010, 15:15

Sounds so fishy that Brazil will won the next tournament. :devil:
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Postby Kalah » Jul 21 2010, 20:06

Brazil 2014 is going to be an absolute circus. I'm definitely not going, at least not the bigger cities like Rio.
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