FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa

Ponder you guys have to get pass Spain first. Remember, they are the European champs - and boy they are crafty (dirty - didn't say that). Assuming you are for - Germany?
 

Ponder

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I'm referring to the final of sunday evening, Bill.
The big party starts before and during the world cup final.

No- why should I favor Germany? Both Spain and Germany are very good teams.
 
[...] Both Spain and Germany are very good teams.
I dunno about their teams, but both countries have a great city, where you can easily enjoy yourself: Bamberg and Santander. (of course this doesn't mean, that there might not be other nice cities too.)
Well worth a visit anytime!
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
So, now it's Spain and the Netherlands in the final on Sunday! Who's gonna win, you think?
 
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If Spain controls the middle with those short passes the way they did with Germany, it's going to be a very long night for the Dutch.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
It looks like Spain are the favorites, but you never know what can happen during a game. One thing is for sure, it's gonna be a very exiting game!
 
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Hosh

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I'm sorry to say it for any Dutch supporters out there, but I don't see any way through that Spainish midfield. Especially not with 3 attackers & Kuyt helping out occasionally. Spain's tactics are too solid, I'm afraid. And they'll possess the ball indefinitely, then get 1 goal--like they always do. 2 if they convert a counterattack to salt it away.

However, if the Dutch can convert an early set piece and take the lead it'll be a much better game to watch.

Otherwise the final will be another tense, strangling affair like Spain-Germany was.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
Well, with not much else to do, I watched 99% of that game. I just don't get it? Don't get anything about how that could be considered exciting? I've been to Spain, so I guess somehow I was rooting for them, but dammit, that was sooooooooo boring! I don't get all the extra-time either? They say 2 minutes of extra time, but give them like 4 minutes? I think an entire over haul of the rules could make the game more exciting, but really, for the championship of the world to last nearly 4 hours and end 1-0? Just don't get it. No one would ever say a Superbowl that ended 7-0 was exciting? Or a basketball game that ended 2-0 was exciting? Well, anyway, yay Spain!
 
It's the same here in europe. People wonder what's so exciting about watching men wearing helmets and tight trousers hunting a funny egg and jostle against each other ;)
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
It would've been more exciting if both the Netherlands and Spain had made some goals earlier on, I think, but it does'nt always work that way. At least, the extra time did'nt end in 0-0, because then they would've had to find a winner through a penalty kicks competition, which certainly is a last resort, but not a great way to end a World Championships final.

but really, for the championship of the world to last nearly 4 hours and end 1-0?
4 hours? 2 X 45 min., plus, 2 X 15 min. in extra time, is only 2 hours.
 
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Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
As Spain scored, I'd just finished saying that whoever loses this game, certainly did not go down easy.
I enjoyed it!
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I enjoyed it too! It was a great time for Spain to get their goal just before the game was about to end. There wasn't enough time left for the Netherlands to do anything about it.

They say on TV today, they never saw such a rough final before. The Netherlands were playing a very rough game. The referee was too kind giving out 16-17 yellow cards, when he should have given out some more red cards too, according to the TV commentators, that is.
Anyway, it sure was an exciting game!
 
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nervas

more crickets than friends
It's the same here in europe. People wonder what's so exciting about watching men wearing helmets and tight trousers hunting a funny egg and jostle against each other ;)
Hunting a funny egg? Are you referring to football? Come on, who doesn't want to watch men in tight trousers! Geez!

and sorry Buk, it seemed to last much longer.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
The finals, combined with a case of good beer and salty chips will bring out a little patriotism in anyone. If your team happens to win, whatever is going on, I bet, makes life a little brighter. You put down your undigested suicidal cud for a couple of hours and things seem okay, somewhere... Works sometimes! (wink)
Golf is the only one that numbs me, certain shades of green trouble me somehow.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
Ha, ha, great movie! Everyone at work talked daily about how good this U.S team was, etc. But I still couldn't find a way to root, or get behind them. But I know I'm a lone ranger on this one, I mean it is the most popular sport in the world, so there is obviously an appeal beyond my ability to grasp? I've been dragged to a few L.A. Galaxy games, about 7 over the last few years(yes, yes because of Beckham, but because SHE wanted to go, not me) and as anything, it always seemed more fun in person. I remember going to my first hockey game at the Forum to see the Kings. I came away from it telling anyone who would listen hockey was absolutely the most fascinating and enjoyable sport ever invented. I don't know why, it just had some sort of power live that I could not describe. However, lets put it this way, that must been sometime in the 80's and it was the only hockey game I ever went to in my life! Not sure what my point was there, except that most sports are more enjoyable live, but that's another topic.
 
Lady gaga...? According to American tween - yes. Not the same dude - you have to grow-up and live in Europe or the South America to understand.
 

mjp

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I wasn't comparing them, dude.

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