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Quarterfinals - The Battle of Juan de Salazar de Espinosa


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#1 URI


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:42 AM

Spain rules. Paraguay sucks.

With some luck, we could have an All-Guay final though.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

‘Oh Cesc Fabregas, you are the love of my life, oh Cesc Fabregas, I’ll let you shag my wife, oh Cesc Fabregas, you’re [Spain] through and through’.

#3 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

Will that pussy del bosque come out with two holding midfielders again?

#4 nolasoxfan

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

Reason enough to start rooting for Paraguay?

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:36 PM

Paraguay v Spain line-ups:

Paraguay: 1-Justo Villar; 2-Dario Veron, 14-Paulo Da Silva, 21-Antolin Alcaraz, 3-Claudio Morel, 8-Edgar Barreto, 11-Jonathan Santana, 15-Victor Caceres, 16-Cristian Riveros, 18-Nelson Valdez, 7-Oscar Cardozo.

Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 11-Joan Capdevila; 14-Xabi Alonso, 8-Xavi, 6-Andres Iniesta, 16-Sergio Busquets; 9-Fernando Torres, 7-David Villa.

Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala).


#6 URI


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:38 PM

Eh, I mean shes surely attractive and all, but I think I've reached the point in my life where I just want to see an awesome World Cup final. To reach that end, I'll be damned if Paraguay is in that equation.

I mean, there has to be Spanish women who are as attractive and that don't look like Fernando Torres, right?

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:40 PM

Yup, Xabi Alanso and Sergio Busquets.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup, Xabi Alanso and Sergio Busquets.

/kicks a puppy

#9 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup, Xabi Alanso and Sergio Busquets.


But... but... they will blow Del Bosque first. laugh.gif

#10 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:52 PM

Japanese coach is pumped for this match.



#11 Zomp


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:20 PM

Am I reading this right?

Paraguay made 6! changes!?

#12 cjdmadcow

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE (ZompFoShomp @ Jul 3 2010, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I reading this right?

Paraguay made 6! changes!?


Yup. None of their strikers have scored a goal yet so two of them have been benched.

I don't expect to see much ambition from Paraguay, to be honest. Any early Spanish goal is absolutely vital if we want to see a decent game.

#13 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:26 PM

Of course considering del Bosque doesn't seem to fucking get it - he's started Torres, Iniesta and Xabi Alonso again - we might not get an early goal.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but Where's Waldo would be awfully tough to pick out if he was on the field with the Paraguay team.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (Spacemans Bong @ Jul 3 2010, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of course considering del Bosque doesn't seem to fucking get it - he's started Torres, Iniesta and Xabi Alonso again - we might not get an early goal.


Maybe he has stock in the company that provides their walkers between games?

#16 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE (mahky bellhorn @ Jul 3 2010, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but Where's Waldo would be awfully tough to pick out if he was on the field with the Paraguay team.

Or England.




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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

Just once in my life I want someone to call me 'The Danger Man'

#18 Vinho Tinto

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

By calling Valdez offside, a child has been cured of cleft palate.

#19 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

That was a goal I think.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe he has stock in the company that provides their walkers between games?

Old friend Sach suggests that not playing Cesc is a ploy to keep his transfer price down for Barca

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#21 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 3 2010, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Old friend Sach suggests that not playing Cesc is a ploy to keep his transfer price down for Barca

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I would hope Cesc is sitting on the bench and understanding that this is his future.

They want him because the twats think they have a right to all half-decent Catalan players, not because they'd actually play him.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 3 2010, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Old friend Sach suggests that not playing Cesc is a ploy to keep his transfer price down for Barca

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Spain would be up 43-0 right now if he played, so that's a fair conspiracy theory. del Bosque is a Real Madrid man though...he would want Cesc to cost Barca so many Euro that the Catalan economy collapses, presumably.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spain would be up 43-0 right now if he played, so that's a fair conspiracy theory. del Bosque is a Real Madrid man though...he would want Cesc to cost Barca so many Euro that the Barcelona economy collapses, presumably.


Spain's problem isn't yet another creative midfielder. They need a left winger and Torres or another striker to play up to par.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 08:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spain would be up 43-0 right now if he played, so that's a fair conspiracy theory. del Bosque is a Real Madrid man though...he would want Cesc to cost Barca so many Euro that the Catalan economy collapses, presumably.

43? You underrate him.

443-0 maybe.

And then Cesc would gangbang that Paraguayan model...all by himself.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:21 PM

QUOTE (Nick Kaufman @ Jul 3 2010, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spain's problem isn't yet another creative midfielder. They need a left winger and Torres or another striker to play up to par.

Well they need someone who isn't a 5'6" pussy to actually shoot the ball every now and then and make supporting runs instead of starting a circle jerk outside the box.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (Spacemans Bong @ Jul 3 2010, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well they need someone who isn't a 5'6" pussy to actually shoot the ball every now and then and make supporting runs instead of starting a circle jerk outside the box.


Ironic that there was some calls for an Arsenal man in this game, no?

Spain need a left winger that can actually move, which isn't Xabi Alosno right now. Fuck it, I'd try something odd like playing Javi Martinez right now just to combat the redundancy that runs all the way down Spain's lineup.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ironic that there was some calls for an Arsenal man in this game, no?

Spain need a left winger that can actually move, which isn't Xabi Alosno right now. Fuck it, I'd try something odd like playing Javi Martinez right now just to combat the redundancy that runs all the way down Spain's lineup.

Stick Iniesta out there, take off Alonso for God (or Navas), put Llorente on for Torres.


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE (Spacemans Bong @ Jul 3 2010, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stick Iniesta out there, take off Alonso for God (or Navas), put Llorente on for Torres.


This would be ideal, but keeping Iniesta on and bringing on Cesc doesn't fix the whole Smurf Circle Jerk problem, though Paraguay would likely not see the ball again.

Torres should not be on the pitch right now, I'm wincing watching him move...Llorente should have started.



#29 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:35 PM

David Silva plays on the left right?

#30 URI


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (Nick Kaufman @ Jul 3 2010, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
David Silva plays on the left right?


Yes, and puts the average height of a Spainish midfielder at 4'2". Just because the Smurfs could get the best of Gargamel doesn't mean that the Spainish should implement it as a midfield strategy to unlock the Paraguayan defense.

#31 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (URI @ Jul 3 2010, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This would be ideal, but keeping Iniesta on and bringing on Cesc doesn't fix the whole Smurf Circle Jerk problem, though Paraguay would likely not see the ball again.

Torres should not be on the pitch right now, I'm wincing watching him move...Llorente should have started I think.

Torres has never been the player who plays well hurt, and he's on one knee and can't really move. He got burned by the Paraguayan CB on a through ball that he probably wins if he's fit.

Arguably the biggest thing God brings to this team is the ability to shoot from outside the box. Alonso can do it but he's just not getting far enough up the pitch.

Navas doesn't do it either, but at least him crossing from deep stretches out the Paraguayans. We just had Capdevila overlap on the left.. I wonder if we see more of this in the second half.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

Spain is not passing crisply enough. Too many heavy touches, too many passes a foot ahead of the receiver. To an aggressive, opportunistic defense, that's not all that different from a loose ball. The secret to defense in any sport is the marriage of hustle and concentration. So far the Paraguayans have run all over the field, never overcommitted themselves, and rarely found themselves in trouble where there wasn't a red shirt nearby to help.

The question is: when will the Paraguayans run out of gas? If they can outrun the SPANIARDS for two hours, they can win this. Maybe they can win without having to go that long.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

CESC SIGHTING!

#34 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

I am fully erect.

#35 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

That might be a good move. At least Villa will now move to the striker position.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 3 2010, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Old friend Sach suggests that not playing Cesc is a ploy to keep his transfer price down for Barca

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Why doesn't Sach post anymore? Was he banned?

#37 URI


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

That's because Xabi can't move either...he's been a step slow for the last couple games, which means he is essentially Mike Lowell right now.*

Would Cesc shoot though? The last few games, the whole Spanish offense seems to be 34 passes around the box trying to funnel to David Villa being awesome or Fernando Torres to shoot the ball 5' wide of whatever woodwork he wasn't aiming at. Cesc would be good if only because Xabi and Torres can't effectively move around right now and they are inaccurate with their passing.

As I type this...Cesc for Torres. del Bosque still needs to open this game up but first he will blow me.

*Hyperbole, obviously. Mike Lowell is actually calcified right now.

#38 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

WOW.

#39 Maalox


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

OMG PK

#40 Ahriman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Oh shit. Please let Paraguay win.

#41 URI


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Nils is pissed that Cardozo fouled Pique there.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Guayness Pique.

#43 URI


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Iker is awesome.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Choke.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Saved it with zero rebound. Wow.

#46 Ahriman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Stupid best keeper in the world. What a disaster.

#47 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

*head explodes*

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Well, can we call that save the Cesc Effect?

edit: Okay, this is just funny.

Edited by MiracleOfO2704, 03 July 2010 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

Gyanesque!

#50 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

The Spaniards are playing with their willies for three games in a row now and they yet to be punished.

Come on SPain, show us something!