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  1. 17 Oct '09 04:41
    all being well.
  2. 17 Oct '09 04:58
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    all being well.
    You're not serious? Argentina sucks!
  3. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    17 Oct '09 06:12
    To be precise: Maradona blows.

    And the substance he blows is known to everybody.

    ...

    Gee, what a lousy coach Pelusa is.
  4. 17 Oct '09 11:04
    the last great English manager, Brian Clough (note i did not say manager of England, he was far too honest for that), stated that it was players that won matches, therefore irrespective of what Deigo likes to snort, i think the Argies have the players. Even Cloughie himself, was given to a 'few', beers and even encouraged his players to do the same, before major matches, in order to make them feel relaxed, controversial i know, but who can argue with success?
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    17 Oct '09 11:32
    Ironically enough, the best 'English' coach is... Fabio Capello! Dang!

    ...

    Argentina has an awesome generation of players: Messi, Di Maria,
    Higuaín, Tévez, Agüero, etc. would be stars in any team in the whole
    world.

    In really tough, tight, and even matches, how the coach envisions the
    game and how the set pieces are performed/defended, makes the
    difference.

    If you are speaking about matches Argentina vs. Luxembourg, though,
    you are absolutely right. The coach could be an action figure of Austin
    Powers and the outcome would be the same.
  6. 17 Oct '09 12:55
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Ironically enough, the best 'English' coach is... Fabio Capello! Dang!

    ...

    Argentina has an awesome generation of players: Messi, Di Maria,
    Higuaín, Tévez, Agüero, etc. would be stars in any team in the whole
    world.

    In really tough, tight, and even matches, how the coach envisions the
    game and how the set pieces are performed/defended, makes ...[text shortened]... ght. The coach could be an action figure of Austin
    Powers and the outcome would be the same.
    hhmm i was thinking about this the other day.. are the argentine players really that good? they've got someone playing at newcastle in their team, NEWCASTLE. and palermo recalled after 10 years? please, the guys only good at missing pens.

    i'm not going to go man for man down the team but other than messi there isn't another player there who would walk into the brazil side. i'm not saying they're a bad group of players i'm just saying that like england if they had a good coach who knew wft he was doing they would have a chance, they don't and they don't. last 16 if lucky, goodnight argentina.

    england will find another way to mess up in the quarters or maybe semis, holland the same. spain/brazil final for me but possibly germany and italy in there as well just because they know how to win.
  7. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    17 Oct '09 13:08
    Originally posted by trev33
    hhmm i was thinking about this the other day.. are the argentine players really that good? they've got someone playing at newcastle in their team, NEWCASTLE. and palermo recalled after 10 years? please, the guys only good at missing pens.

    i'm not going to go man for man down the team but other than messi there isn't another player there who would walk int ...[text shortened]... or me but possibly germany and italy in there as well just because they know how to win.
    You know what they say, bro: footie is a sport invented by the English,
    and in which the Germans always win.

  8. 17 Oct '09 17:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    You know what they say, bro: footie is a sport invented by the English,
    and in which the Germans always win.

    ah yes, Germany, Brazil, Chech Republic, Portugal or Spain, i dont care who it is, but i am petitioning the Scottish parliament to have them erect a statue in Maradonas honour, alongside other Scottish folk heroes, like William Wallace, Robert Bruce, Bonn Scott of AC/DC and James MacFadden.
  9. 17 Oct '09 18:19
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Chech Republic,.
    i see you've been paying attention

    as long as you need a goalkeeper in soccer england hasn't got a chance.
  10. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    17 Oct '09 19:56
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    ah yes, Germany, Brazil, Chech Republic, Portugal or Spain, i dont care who it is, but i am petitioning the Scottish parliament to have them erect a statue in Maradonas honour, alongside other Scottish folk heroes, like William Wallace, Robert Bruce, Bonn Scott of AC/DC and James MacFadden.
    What about Sean Connery?
  11. 17 Oct '09 20:07
    South Africa is going to win! YAAY!


    *snigger snigger*
  12. 17 Oct '09 22:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    ah yes, Germany, Brazil, Chech Republic, Portugal or Spain, i dont care who it is, but i am petitioning the Scottish parliament to have them erect a statue in Maradonas honour, alongside other Scottish folk heroes, like William Wallace, Robert Bruce, Bonn Scott of AC/DC and James MacFadden.
    Robbie , i can remember when you jocko,s had a good side when the old first division in England was full of Scottish footballers , but those days have gone !
    William Wallace got chopped up , Robert the Bruce was an English man .
    You can saviour the world cup because you can support all the teams playing against England , but its a bit like tossing your self off over your best mates girl friend [ if your from Edingburgh ...his boy friend .
    I dont even get the chance to laugh at Scotland in a major tournament anymore , its not fair . Ouch eye the Noooo Jimmy !!!!
  13. 17 Oct '09 22:10
    Originally posted by Seitse
    You know what they say, bro: footie is a sport invented by the English,
    and in which the Germans always win.

    I would like to disagree with you there !!!! Ok maybe not :'(:'(:'(:'(:'(
  14. 17 Oct '09 23:01
    Originally posted by Seitse
    What about Sean Connery?
    Lol, nah, hes from Edinburgh, its practically England.
  15. 17 Oct '09 23:06
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    all being well.
    Have you ever been south of Inverness?