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Round of 16 - War of the Inquisition: Battle for Iberia


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#1 URI


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

Portugal wins when after 120 minutes of 0-0 soccer, Ronaldo dives on his PK and the entire nation of Spain is red carded for the foul.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (URI @ Jun 29 2010, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Portugal wins when after 120 minutes of 0-0 soccer, Ronaldo dives on his PK and the entire nation of Spain is red carded for the foul.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:54 AM

VAMOS ESPANA!

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jun 29 2010, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Portugal wins when after 120 minutes of 0-0 soccer, Ronaldo dives on his PK and the entire nation of Spain is red carded for the foul.


Over/under on flops - 18.5
Over/under on flops leading to cards - 2.5
O/u on stretchers used - 1.5
O/u on petulant displays by Ronaldo (as judged by Portuguese fans) - .5
O/u on petulant displays by Ronaldo (as judged by everyone else) - 7.5

I really fucking hate Cronaldo - he's just a whiny cunt. He's clearly talented, but he's an egomaniac who wants the glory for himself and not country.

I firmly hope Xavi, Iniesta, Torres, Pique, Puyol, and Villa take him behind the shed.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:05 PM

Forca portugal

Ronaldo is easy to hate. Spain isn't entirely innocent in the diving wars. Hope for a good game and unfortunately i have a ridiculously important meeting booked from 3-5pm which is likely to result in my death

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (Zososoxfan @ Jun 29 2010, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I firmly hope Xavi, Iniesta, Torres, Pique, Puyol, and Villa take him behind the shed.


You're forgetting someone... whistling.gif

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:13 PM



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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (Zososoxfan @ Jun 29 2010, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Over/under on flops - 18.5
Over/under on flops leading to cards - 2.5
O/u on stretchers used - 1.5
O/u on petulant displays by Ronaldo (as judged by Portuguese fans) - .5
O/u on petulant displays by Ronaldo (as judged by everyone else) - 7.5

I really fucking hate Cronaldo - he's just a whiny cunt. He's clearly talented, but he's an egomaniac who wants the glory for himself and not country.

I firmly hope Xavi, Iniesta, Torres, Pique, Puyol, and Villa take him behind the shed.

Let's see, I'll take...

Over
Under
Over
Under
Over

In fact, the only one which made me hesitate was the cards issued for flopping, and that was only because I don't know who the referee is and what his inclinations for booking will be.

I really don't know who to root for. It's like the Jets playing the Colts. Either side I choose, I feel dirty for supporting. But I hate Christiano Ronaldo much more than I strongly dislike Fernando Torres.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (Zososoxfan @ Jun 29 2010, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really fucking hate Cronaldo - he's just a whiny cunt. He's clearly talented, but he's an egomaniac who wants the glory for himself and not country.

Somebody said it before, but I'll repeat it here - he's the Arod of soccer. He's a pretty boy with some talent, but who comes up small when it matters and can't understand why his act doesn't win him the love and adoration of all.

Via Espana!

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:23 PM

Cesc Fabregas will lead Spain to glory.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:24 PM

He hit the clinching penalty kick for Portugal vs. England in 06, and again to win Manchester United the 08 Champions League. His teams have won 3 league championships, and 3 domestic cups.

I wish more players would "come up small when it matters" like him. Ronaldo is very easily hatable, but come on now.

And him being "a pretty boy with some talent" refuses to acknowledge just how much talent he has. If anything, he's more like Kobe Bryant, who is immensely talented that is singularly obsessed with winning because it injects him more into the spotlight. He might be a vain egotist that does things like take 30 shots from 40 yards out depsite open teammates, but he's also one of the best 4-5 players in the world.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:28 PM

I hate metrosexual Ronaldo but I want Lama-Face Pau to cry again.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jun 29 2010, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He hit the clinching penalty kick for Portugal vs. England in 06, and again to win Manchester United the 08 Champions League. His teams have won 3 league championships, and 3 domestic cups.

I wish more players would "come up small when it matters" like him. Ronaldo is very easily hatable, but come on now.

And him being "a pretty boy with some talent" refuses to acknowledge just how much talent he has. If anything, he's more like Kobe Bryant, who is immensely talented that is singularly obsessed with winning because it injects him more into the spotlight. He might be a vain egotist that does things like take 30 shots from 40 yards out depsite open teammates, but he's also one of the best 4-5 players in the world.


What's disgusting about the Portuguese team is that they have so much talent -more than us or Japan who have to play defensively in order to survive- and yet since they lost in 04, they ve adopted a defensive type of play which is completely unattractive.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jun 29 2010, 10:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He hit the clinching penalty kick for Portugal vs. England in 06, and again to win Manchester United the 08 Champions League. His teams have won 3 league championships, and 3 domestic cups.

I wish more players would "come up small when it matters" like him. Ronaldo is very easily hatable, but come on now.

And him being "a pretty boy with some talent" refuses to acknowledge just how much talent he has. If anything, he's more like Kobe Bryant, who is immensely talented that is singularly obsessed with winning because it injects him more into the spotlight. He might be a vain egotist that does things like take 30 shots from 40 yards out depsite open teammates, but he's also one of the best 4-5 players in the world.

He missed his penalty in the 2008 CL Final, and would have been the goat if John Terry's foot didn't slip. But yeah, I agree with your greater point.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

And when I get that feeling
I want Cescual healing
Cescual healing, oh baby!
Makes me feel so fine

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:42 PM

Torres is starting.

Cesc is not.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (Nick Kaufman @ Jun 29 2010, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's disgusting about the Portuguese team is that they have so much talent -more than us or Japan who have to play defensively in order to survive- and yet since they lost in 04, they ve adopted a defensive type of play which is completely unattractive.


More than the US or Japan, sure, but most of Portugal's talent at this point is in the back, so it probably makes sense that they play more from the back these days. There hasn't been a good striker in some time, and Ronaldo is obviously incredible, but they're not overflowing with creative types and Deco is just not the player he was. Coentrao has been one of the best players for the team by far playing from the LB.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:52 PM

Viva Espana! As a Liverpool fan, I have a soft spot for the current and former players that play for Spain. Hoping for a good match, need one after a few sleepers lately. OTOH, my lady is torn on who she wants to win. She loves Ronaldo (of course), but likes Torres with short hair, lol. Women and their odd rooting interests.

Here's hoping that Torres shows up. La Furia Roja!

Edited by SoxFanInPdx, 29 June 2010 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

Ronaldo's hair will be perfect. In fact, the most underrated performance of the tournament was Ronaldo's hair in the rain-soaked North Korea match. Not a strand out of place! The gel! The frosted tips! The style!



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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE (SoxFanInCali @ Jun 29 2010, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He missed his penalty in the 2008 CL Final, and would have been the goat if John Terry's foot didn't slip. But yeah, I agree with your greater point.


That's right. I'm a fuckface.

I was really happy about that too.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:18 PM

I predict at least 6 fuckups by Tiago.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:32 PM

I've noticed this all tourney, but the ball dips so much more at sea level

Edited by Infield Infidel, 29 June 2010 - 01:33 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:33 PM

Martin Tyler saying that the loser of this match can console themselves on their countries beautiful beaches as they showed Ronaldo got a nice chuckle out of my office.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (Infield Infidel @ Jun 29 2010, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've noticed this all tourney, but the ball dips so much more at sea level


I'm guessing it's because of the thickness of the air on the ball.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:40 PM

Spain are really pressuring Tiago and Ricardo Costa.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:44 PM

If this was the main board I'd think of something more creative/informative to say but since it's not...


POR-TU-GAL!!!!

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:46 PM

So far this is the polar opposite of the Japan-Paraguay game. Lots of pace, light defense resulting in men on the ground, good passing, and even better hair.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

Jesus, that ball was moving all over the place.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

Casillas playing with fire so far.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

Casillas is leaving way too many loose balls in the Spanish box.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

A movie about the 2010 Spanish World Cup team could be titled: "One Pass Too Many"

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:02 PM

Portugal seems to be adopting the Swiss game plan with 5 players along the back line during that last attack. Chile played Spain wide open and Spain destroyed them. Portugal will be hoping for a goal on a set piece or quick counter.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE (EP Sox Fan @ Jun 29 2010, 11:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A movie about the 2010 Spanish World Cup team could be titled: "One Pass Too Many"


"A Touch Too Far"

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE (EastCoasterOutWest @ Jun 29 2010, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"A Touch Too Far"

Tiki-Taka 2: Second Round and Through.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

Del Bosque tries to solve the problem of width by letting Ramos loose on the right and having Villa hang the line on the left. I think it would be better to have one of Busquets/Alonso sit out and have a genuine winger like Navas-Silva in.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:15 PM

Torres just looks rusty.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:17 PM

Spain collapses around Ronaldo whenever he gets possession, which has opened up a lot of chances for Portugal

---obligatory Casillas slow-mo lip blowing

Edited by Infield Infidel, 29 June 2010 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

Ronaldo lets himself get mentally rattled too easily. I recall two instances of him literally laying on the ground or standing aimless after not getting a foul call.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

Basically, Spain is trying to play her version of Barcelona. But because Del Bosque is afraid he's playing two holding midfielders, which in turn forces the guy who can best imitate Messi to languish on the left wing.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (Mystic Merlin @ Jun 29 2010, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ronaldo lets himself get mentally rattled too easily. I recall two instances of him literally laying on the ground or standing aimless after not getting a foul call.


That's how he's always played. Always looking for a call rather than staying in the play.

To be fair, he does get fouled a lot without a call, but he does nothing in his favor with his petulance at not getting them.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:33 PM

I think I've had enough of the 'South Africa 2010' segway. I have no idea what the (Afrikaans?) shout means.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (Mystic Merlin @ Jun 29 2010, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I've had enough of the 'South Africa 2010' segway. I have no idea what the (Afrikaans?) shout means.
Ke nako, Sotho for "it's time"


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE (Nick Kaufman @ Jun 29 2010, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Del Bosque tries to solve the problem of width by letting Ramos loose on the right and having Villa hang the line on the left. I think it would be better to have one of Busquets/Alonso sit out and have a genuine winger like Navas-Silva in.

Yes. This.

Also playing Cesc behind just Villa instead of playing Torres might help to create more chances wink.gif

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:50 PM

Finally, someone hit a perfect cross.

And then Villa misses by inches.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:51 PM

VILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

That looked almost inevitable.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:53 PM

Fantastic.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:54 PM

7 goals in 7 World Cup games for Villa.

Guy is a machine.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

That rank as one of the toughest goals (to score) that I have seen this world cup

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:57 PM

No dive there