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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. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    You forgot to mention the discussion about the hot players! :D
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Did I? Where? I didn't really notice any (although I was watching a match earlier today that I'd recorded and I think there was quite a cute Chilean :D)
     
  4. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    I think its fair to say Messi's the best of his generation, a very skillful individual. But the Maradona comparisons needs to end. Apart from the level of talent, I think the biggest difference between them is Maradona brought a sense of leadership to the pitch. He'd always been captain at every club he'd been at. As we saw tonight, Messi doesnt have that same make up.
     
  5. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Musn't. Argue. Back..........

    Night mate x
     
  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Don't forget Messi is only 27. He's got another 5 years in him yet (probably). Plenty of time to prove he's greater than Maradonna.
     
  7. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

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  8. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    Really? So is he going to sign for Newcastle and win the Premier League in that time?

    For me hes not as great as Ronaldo or Zidane, nor in terms of talent.

    Maradona in a different league altogether.
     
  9. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Merkel gets in on the party.
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  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

  11. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Ahhhh I can't help myself! That Napoli team was really really good! Don't believe the standard version.
     
  12. Maggot

    Maggot MES missing message

    Well done to Goetze for finding an opening!
     
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  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    A classic name :D
     
  14. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit


    ronaldo is no Zidane
     
  15. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    He made them really good. Since "El Diego" left Naples, the club has spent much of its time in Serie B and has gone without a trophy.Indeed, it had one or two good players (Ferrara, Bagni etc) but as they say themselves, he made them a really good team and they won Serie A during its Golden era. They've never had a period like that in their history, before or after (hence the Newcastle comparison) whether Messi has always played for Barcelona and entered the side already the best in the league and Champions League winners the next season. Again, the comparison is laughable.
     
  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Interested to see who is the Barcelona top striker/scorer next season :hmm:
     
  17. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    And Zidane is no Ronaldo. Two different players playing different positions. But I thought Ronaldo 95-98 for pace, power and precision was as phenonomal a talent as ive ever seen.
     
  18. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    Can't help feeling that Argentina missed having the option Tevez would have brought them.
     
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  19. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    meh zidane was more of a talisman player..

    what we were looking for from messi today...
     
  20. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    Well quite. Messi plays in a day and age when all of the best players are concentrated in a few sides. Is Cristiano Ronaldo up there with Pele or Maradona for the goals hes massed?
     
  21. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Swine flu gave me a decidedly green palor.

    Argentinian fb friend status (translated by bing even though I'm on chrome...)

    We had opportunities, not to develop, German goal! We fight until the end and play the best. Congratulations to the argentina team! Today is full moon, and the glare illuminates more Germans.

    :hmm:
     
  22. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Where would you rate Frank Lampard? (Ballon d'Or runner up 2005)
     
  23. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Mascherano?
     
  24. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    the best Argentinian of the tournament, for sure. Probably should have been Rodriguez or Neuer tho
     
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  25. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

  26. Wilf

    Wilf Well-Known Member

    Bit sad for the auld Argies. As the telly blokes said, Germany were the best team in the tournament, but not on the night. I've had Argentina as my second team since the Falklands and taking a perverse pleasure in supporting them amid the xenophobia at the 82 world cup (from the UK press). On a spectacularly shallow level I've always liked their strip - and actually detested the various abominations the Germans wore in the 80s and 90s (they'd have been okay if they stuck with the 1966 classic). Anyway, can't really complain after what Germany did to Brazil. What amazed me was how little of it was flashy, apart from the last goal. Just good passing and crossing, followed by efficient shooting - the absolute basics.
     
  27. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Pulled that defence wide apart
     
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  28. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    WHY AYE MAN!
     
  29. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

    A great match, but in the beer garden where I was watching it, a disgruntled Argentinian fan let off a firework in the last minute of extra time. No harm done, though.
     
  30. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the Arás

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