Netherlands v Argentina (Semi Final) Wednesday 9th July 2014

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Badgers, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    six rounds mate:cool:
     
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  2. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Messi is really deep in some of these games.
     
  3. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Neither team has the personnel to play any different to this...
     
  4. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    If only Aguero was even vaguely fit...
     
  5. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    Penalties then ?
     
  6. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Sweet cross
     
  7. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Play this and Dirk will score.....



    I can feel it coming:cool: aint gonna be no rematch:thumbs:
     
  8. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Look, it's Masch telling them again.
     
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  9. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Van Gaal's hair looked like a Karl Lagerfeld creation in that shot.
     
  10. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Quite. But only Germany would fancy their chances of winning consecutive games on penalties - but that's not a concern for them this time.

    Has any team every won through 2 rounds on penalties in a major tournament? I can't think of one, but it might have happened.
     
  11. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    He went down like a tin of corn beef off the side of a dutch barge :cool:
     
  12. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    You can find the stats on the distances covered. Midfielders, who usually cover the most groung, average about 10-11kms IIRC
    A single player doesent have to sprint long distances as often as you may think. Most of the distace covered is done at a light jog -especially when going up for and returning from corners a lot.
    Good stamina is the key attribute. Not long legs ;-)
     
  13. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    that seems quite long enough to me! ((mylittleshortlegs))
     
  14. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    I never understand why teams continue to be this conservative in extra time. Your chance if you go for it is surely no worse than the 50-50 chance you have of winning a shoot out
     
  15. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    I remember in 2006 when the real Ronaldo distance stat came up on the screen and all the other players on the pitch had run between 9 and 12 km. Ronaldo had done 2.6.
     
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Total speculation, but I suppose with penalties there's the idea that "ah well, it's mostly luck", whereas if you go for it and then concede you're perceived as having made a mistake, you got your tactics wrong and paid the price.
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I guess it's the fear of being the chump that made the mistake that let the other team score.
     
  18. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    I thought this was 'Teh Best World Cup Eva' ® ?
     
  19. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Most folk who run 10K are doing it a constant-ish pace and all in the same direction. And no-ones taking their legs from under them. The twist, turn, sprint, jog, turn, sprint, clatter thing must wear at the joints.
     
  20. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    If you're bored look at @thepoke on Twitter. Loads of pictures of Messi awkwardly modelling underwear. God knows where they've come from. God knows how I will ever sleep again.
     
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  21. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    If anyone ever asks me to compare myself to a footballer I will say Ronaldo. This is totally what I would do. :thumbs:
     
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Argentina have the best manager in the competition :cool: the way he marched back to his chair there was pure class
     
  23. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Palacio's doctor getting a diazepam prescription ready. A lifetime of poor nights sleep ahead.
     
  24. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Shaped up for a classic moment there didn't it. Great stuff by gravity's Leo Messi. Maxi fluffed it after shaping up gorgeously.
     
  25. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Worry if your hair's in place?
    ;-)
     
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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yes :(

    Last DLR home is 00:32, so shouldn't have to night bus it. Thank God I'm on the late shift again tomorrow :facepalm:
     
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  28. Favelado

    Favelado Oh you've got green eyes.

    Toilet.
     
  29. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    God. I just want to go to bed.
     
  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i bet you didnt catch that one with the mute button ed
     

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