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Germany v Argentina (Final) Sunday 13th July 2014

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Dandred, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    Messi has been poorly for ages. He's this good when he's ill. 37 goals last season and sick!
     
  2. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    Superb final - i was up for Deutschland, and thrilled with the result! Fantastic game and the Argentinians were also brilliant. Sorry some folks got injured. My German brother in law said in jest, on the phone 'The Argentinians couldnt beat Germany so they beat us up!'
     
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  3. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Spain were the first country to not get their name engraved on the trophy in their own language. I wonder if Germany will suffer the same ignominy, or whether they'll get Deutschland on it.
     
  4. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Enjoyed it. Shame there were not more goals but more evenly matched than expected. I thought if Argentina got an early goal they might nick it. If Germany got an early goal then they would score more.

    As a neutral (sweepstake win aside) I almost wanted penalties rather than the inevitable 1-0 either way that extra time would/did deliver.

    Great tournament regardless. Enjoyed it more than any I have seen in my lifetime.
     
  5. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    Fanta's nicer.
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I'm just back from the pub. They were giving free bottles of lager for goals scored. Pity it wasn't the same as the Brazil match :D
     
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  7. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Noooooooo.... really? I don't know how you ever got that idea.... so late in the tournament!
     
  8. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    I was wracking my brain to find which Latin American country did the fanta dance! Doh! Seriously these americanos have some nice little dance moves!
     
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  9. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    I want to do a thread about Euro 2000. Does everyone remember how brilliant it was? Seems forgotten.
     
  10. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    A tribute to Iniesta and Xavi.
     
  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I did think if it ended in 90 minutes Argentina would be the team to get it. Once extra time Germany seemed to have it. Maybe the extra days rest since their easier semi final? Maybe they have a stronger/fitter squad?
     
  12. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    There's the Messidependencia camp and the Messi-can't-do-it-alone camp. They're both wrong.
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    good point about Germanys route through the tournament

    Group of death:
    vs. Portugal- WON 4-0
    vs. Ghana- DREW 2-2
    vs. USA- WON 1-0

    vs. Algeria- WON 2-1 (Extra-time)
    vs. France- WON 1-0
    vs. Brazil- WON 7-1

    and then Argentina in the final
    unbeaten against the toughest teams, including the two favourites
     
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  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yeah Argentina flagged at 80mins even
     
  15. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    Quite. Theres always more than two positions in an argument. I just think the Messi=Maradona comparisons laughable and always have done.
     
  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i want a thread about this world cup, i already can barely remember any of it
     
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  17. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    Not really. I've watched Messi very cloesly for 7 years now. He's been more than Maradona's equal at club level and has a much better international goal-scoring record. You can make a case for either, and Mexico '86 tips it towards Maradona after last night. The idea comparisons are "laughable" is laughable. They are legitimate and there are all kinds of arguments in favour of Messi.

    He would have done it tonight if he wasn't sick. It's a question of whether he recovers from this chronic illness or not. Think how well he played while ill through this tournament.
     
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  18. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    I watch so much football and then it just evaporates. A lot of my mates retain it all.
     
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  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I wanted a thread about the World Cup but excluding chat about the football but I thought it might upset the people who watch it for the football :oops::D
     
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  20. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

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    Alexander Gerst celebrating in space.
     
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  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    what do you want to talk about Minnie :hmm:
     
  22. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Courtesy of Qatar Airways.
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I like all the stories about the fans travels to get there and what they're up to and all that kind of nonsense. I enjoy watching the crowds, the anthems, the drama, the laughter, the cheers, the tears, watching the fans discover the country, watching fans from different countries meeting etc. All the not exciting stuff unless you're sad like me and like watching people :oops::D
     
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  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    They're not Qatar. I've flown Emirates and I'm 99% sure they're Emirates. I really wanted someone to shove a rocket up their arses to wipe their fake grins off their faces and biscuit uniforms with a cherry on the top
     
  25. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    As a Barcelona follower I've watched Messi since Rijkaard brought him on as a sub in 2004, a talented player groomed from the youth academy blended into a team already stacked with the worlds best players and ive studied Maradonas career at international level, from his humble beginnings to Boca, Barca and the miracles he worked at Napolli. Its like comparing a traffic light to a zebra. Two totally different things from two totally different eras. Maradona was a true "No. 10," a classic Argentine playmaker. Messi is a forward, hence his goal scoring record, who on occasion has played as a playmaker but has never thrived in that role. So I stand by view that comparisons between Messi and Maradona are laughable, as well as the endless excuse making offered when Messi doesn't have all the advantages he gets while playing for Barcelona in La Liga or 'The Champions' League.
     
  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that sounds good but you dont get much of that on tv
     
  27. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    He is certainly one German fan who is literally on top of the world.
     
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  28. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    There's no reconciliation between our two viewpoints. At least they're both fairly argued.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I know :(

    I'm not actually into football, but I reckon I've watched almost every match (although some have been on fast forward) and I missed one or two that time there were 3 on on one day, but I like all the stories going on in the background with the fans :D
     
  30. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    stuff like this
     

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