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Semi-Final: The glorious and mighty Oranje vs South America's Last Hope


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#51 Infield Infidel


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

SEA LEVEL = good goals from distance today and tomorrow

and then a sucky final at altitude

#52 Seabass177


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

Two great strikes. Forlan got a bit lucky - the keeper had taken a half step to his right just when he struck.

#53 Tartan

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

Forlan has been playing out of his goddamn mind. He's been a joy to watch.

#54 teddykgb

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

pretty weak goal, dutch keeper will really regret that one, great strike though

#55 Harry Hooper


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (Tartan @ Jul 6 2010, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Forlan has been playing out of his goddamn mind. He's been a joy to watch.



Indeed

#56 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

I find myself won by the plucky uruguyans. The Dutch are playing like they re hypnotized and I am sick and tired of their crappy displays they ve put.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:21 PM

So what are the experts' predictions here? Does Uruguay have a chance to pull this out? No doubt many people thought after the first 30 mins that they looked a bit overmatched vs the Dutch defense.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (Nick Kaufman @ Jul 6 2010, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find myself won by the plucky uruguyans. The Dutch are playing like they re hypnotized and I am sick and tired of their crappy displays they ve put.


Uruguyan, not Uruguyans. Aside from Mr. Handball, we'd struggle to remember the mention of a single other player on that team during this tournament.

I wouldn't bet against the Dutch winning this comfortably in the second half, though.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (ifmanis5 @ Jul 6 2010, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great strike but the keeper needs to stop that. Soft goal.

Seriously, that was terrible. I thought I was watching an Arsenal match for a second. WOOF.

#60 Zomp


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

Van der Vaart coming out to play.

#61 Hendu's Gait


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:38 PM

Good awareness by Van Bronck

#62 mikeford


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

Holland looks absolutely SHOOK since the Forlan goal. Not a good sign.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

QUOTE (Chemistry Schmemistry @ Jul 6 2010, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Uruguyan, not Uruguyans. Aside from Mr. Handball, we'd struggle to remember the mention of a single other player on that team during this tournament.

I wouldn't bet against the Dutch winning this comfortably in the second half, though.


Really? They've talked about Lugano and Caceres a lot

#64 Infield Infidel


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

That's up there with worst/best dives of the cup

#65 ifmanis5


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

Robben breaking ankles.

#66 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (Chemistry Schmemistry @ Jul 6 2010, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Uruguyan, not Uruguyans. Aside from Mr. Handball, we'd struggle to remember the mention of a single other player on that team during this tournament.

I wouldn't bet against the Dutch winning this comfortably in the second half, though.


If I didn't know most of the dutch, I would have trouble mentioning most of them as well.

And if you go just by the action on the field, Uruguay, being a severe underdog on paper, is looking the dutch on the eye if not playing better.

PS. Is it my idea or Caceres is playing better than Fucile?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

Uruguay is taking it to Holland.

#68 ifmanis5


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

Perfect bend by Forlan.

#69 Infield Infidel


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE (Nick Kaufman @ Jul 6 2010, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS. Is it my idea or Caceres is playing better than Fucile?
Caceres is fearless, while Fucile played on his heels more.


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 6 2010, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Uruguay is taking it to Holland.

You can really feel the cracks forming and it feels like it's a matter of time before Uruguay scores. This is how it felt in the Confed Cup when Brazil came back against America. Even before Brazil scored the 2nd goal, you could feel it turning.

Edit - wow, blown opportunity for Holland.

Edited by johnmd20, 06 July 2010 - 02:56 PM.


#71 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

Cheap goal.

#72 wibi


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

Interesting no offside call on that goal.

#73 Zomp


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

Without seeing the replay, that may be a bad call. I think Van Persie blocked the keeper's view.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

He's certainly active.

#75 Infield Infidel


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

what a weird goal, he gets in his teammates way and pinballs it in

offsides?

#76 mikeford


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

Offside.

Oh well

2-1!

SNEIJDER!

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (johnmd20 @ Jul 6 2010, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can really feel the cracks forming and it feels like it's a matter of time before Uruguay scores. This is how it felt in the Confed Cup when Brazil came back against America. Even before Brazil scored the 2nd goal, you could feel it turning.

Great analysis, idiot.

#78 Zomp


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

With seeing the replay, I think that *is* a bad call.

If any part of the body is offside, you are offside, correct? If that is the case, RVP was offside and ABSOLUTELY was involved in the play.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (ZompFoShomp @ Jul 6 2010, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Without seeing the replay, that may be a bad call. I think Van Persie blocked the keeper's view.


He wasnt blocking the view of the keeper but he did attempt at the ball from what appeared to be an offside position

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:01 PM

Clockwork

#81 ifmanis5


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:01 PM

Very close but seemed more offside than on. Guess it doesn't matter now.


ORANJE!!

#82 mahky bellhorn

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:01 PM

Dagger.

#83 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (ZompFoShomp @ Jul 6 2010, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With seeing the replay, I think that *is* a bad call.

If any part of the body is offside, you are offside, correct? If that is the case, RVP was offside and ABSOLUTELY was involved in the play.


IF you re in doubt, you favor the offense. There are million other calls that can be wrong.

Tsk tsk tsk. Against the flow of the game, the dutch with two goals.

#84 Vinho Tinto

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

The ball ricocheted off the defender, which removes any issue for offside.

Robben with the clincher?

#85 Hendu's Gait


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

By the way, 3 posts for the Oranje

#86 MiracleOfO2704


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Well, no disputing that last goal...

#87 mikeford


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Party in Amsterdam tonight.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:06 PM

I like the Dutch. They are as folically challenged as the Red Sox.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 6 2010, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Party in Amsterdam tonight.

Truth be told, there's a party in Amsterdam every night.

#90 Zomp


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (Vinho Tinto @ Jul 6 2010, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The ball ricocheted off the defender, which removes any issue for offside.



Really? So say a player is in an offside position, and someone goes to cross to him. If that cross gets deflected but still goes to the player, he isn't offside because an opponent touched it?

I'm honestly asking.



Games over now anyway, Robben decided that.



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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE (Freddy Linn @ Jul 6 2010, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the Dutch. They are as folically challenged as the Red Sox.

Well put.

#92 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (ZompFoShomp @ Jul 6 2010, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? So say a player is in an offside position, and someone goes to cross to him. If that cross gets deflected but still goes to the player, he isn't offside because an opponent touched it?

I'm honestly asking.


I think so yes.

#93 wibi


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Vinho Tinto @ Jul 6 2010, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The ball ricocheted off the defender, which removes any issue for offside.


FIFA rules state that the defender must make a deliberate play on the ball in order for the offside to be ruled a non-issue. Ricochet might be a deliberate attempt on the ball but doesnt appear to be a deliberate play.


#94 wibi


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

How does a world class striker/forward not have a decent right foot?

#95 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:19 PM

Holland's inability on the counter two games in a row only underlines Germany's form/cohesion/effectiveness.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

let's not yank the windmills just yet

#97 wibi


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

That bad offsides call is playing huge now

#98 ifmanis5


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:21 PM

Van Bombel's dumb penalty and Elia asleep at the wheel during the kick costs them a goal. And now it's game on.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

Over a minute into Fergie Time.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

Whoa, that was an awesome finish.