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Born to Runner Up: The 3rd place game: Uruguay v. Germany


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#1 mikeford


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:11 AM

More football is good. I will be sad when this tournament is over on Sunday.



#2 Dummy Hoy


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:14 AM

As much as I agree with the 'sad with no international football' theme...fuck the third place game. They need to do away with it.

#3 Spacemans Bong


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:41 AM

Except it's usually a better game than the final.

I think the Uruguayans win this. The Germans might not care very much, and for Uruguay winning third would be a major achievement, their best since 1950.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:19 AM

QUOTE (Spacemans Bong @ Jul 9 2010, 04:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Germans might not care very much


I think this is something to keep an eye on.

In '06, they were the home nation and gave the fans a final feel good moment; but now they might be dwelling on a missed opportunity to win the big one.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:38 PM

This game is going to consist of everybody on the German side trying to put crosses on platters for Klose so he can tie Ronaldo. That may be the only mildly interesting storyline. Also, Joachim Loew, Philipp Lahm, and Lukas Podolski all have the flu.

Paul the Octopus picked Germany, FWIW.

Edited by twoBshorty, 09 July 2010 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 08:32 AM

I love the third place game. it means more good games that we get to watch. the players, i'm sure, are happy to get paid for another game, the fans are happy to watch. they play these in the olympics for a (bronze) medal, and the difference between "at least we got a medal" and "we got bupkes" should be pretty meaningful to most players. I don't know if there are medal equivalents given out at the World Cup though.

#7 twoBshorty


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:07 AM

Goal.com says Podolski is too ill to play. Can't find anything on Lahm's fitness yet.

#8 Vinho Tinto

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (twoBshorty @ Jul 9 2010, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This game is going to consist of everybody on the German side trying to put crosses on platters for Klose so he can tie Ronaldo. That may be the only mildly interesting storyline. Also, Joachim Loew, Philipp Lahm, and Lukas Podolski all have the flu.

Paul the Octopus picked Germany, FWIW.


Klose is also dealing with a back injury. He definitely wants to play because it's his last world cup match, but a back injury isn't something you can just grit your teeth through.

With Suarez back, Uruguay having greater motivation, and the Germans dealing with the flu- I think the squid is finally wrong.

#9 ossie schreckengost

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

lahm is out with the flu, and klose is out with a bad back.

for klose-but-not-klose-enough it´s cacau, for lahm it´s aogo, who will switch positions with boateng.

we will still win. and i still won´t care.



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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:24 PM

sorry to see Klose not getting the shot to tie/pass that brazillian guy. :/ Back problems will do that, though.....

Hope to see a great match!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:36 PM

Aogo should be gone.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 10 2010, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aogo should be gone.


yup

#13 Vinho Tinto

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

I have to imagine a common conversation in Germany revolves around whether Muller's suspension cost them a spot in the final.

No way anyone else is getting the young player award.

Edited by Vinho Tinto, 10 July 2010 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:00 PM

I would have no qualms if Muller sweeps Best Young Player, Golden Boot, and Golden Ball. (assuming it is technically possible for one player to win the latter two together)

Edited by Hendu's Gait, 10 July 2010 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:05 PM

sweet goal

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:05 PM

Muller wasn't one of the ten nominated for the Golden Ball.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (shawnrbu @ Jul 10 2010, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Muller wasn't one of the ten nominated for the Golden Ball.


WHAT???

They do this before games are over?

F the ref that gave him that yellow.

Edited by Hendu's Gait, 10 July 2010 - 02:07 PM.


#18 mikeford


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

The Golden Ball is going to either David Villa if Spain wins or Sneijder if Holland wins.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Jul 10 2010, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Golden Ball is going to either David Villa if Spain wins or Sneijder if Holland wins.
Forlan has to be in consideration

edit-man, Forlan was that close to an Olympic goal. If that went in . . .

Edited by Infield Infidel, 10 July 2010 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

Platinum boot.

#21 wibi


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

That was a gorgeous goal

#22 ifmanis5


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

Forlan just dominated this tournament.

#23 soxfan121


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

Forlan's goal was very well played.

#24 Ahriman


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:40 PM

Yeah... Just give him the Golden Ball now.

#25 ifmanis5


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

Paul the Octopus on shaky ground right now.

EDIT: or maybe not.

Edited by ifmanis5, 10 July 2010 - 02:44 PM.


#26 soxfan121


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Germany has, for stretches, looked bored & uninterested in winning but that equalizer might have woken them up. Poor decision by the keeper.

And Ian Darke is REALLY upset about the booing of Suarez.

EDIT: This might be most entertaining half of the entire World Cup. Both teams are just counter attacking the shit out of each other.

Edited by soxfan121, 10 July 2010 - 02:50 PM.


#27 ifmanis5


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

Paul The Octopus back on track smile.gif

#28 accidentalsuccess

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

all the running = fun to watch + much slower game in the last 20-25 mins

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (Infield Infidel @ Jul 10 2010, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Forlan has to be in consideration

edit-man, Forlan was that close to an Olympic goal. If that went in . . .

Absolutely, without question. I think he has been the player of the tournament. But will they give the Golden Ball to a 4th place player?

#30 cjdmadcow

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:12 PM

No more goals now please, I have 3-2 in the tipping competition.


#31 mikeford


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

What an ending.

#32 Ahriman


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:21 PM

Whoa, that would've been something.

#33 ent5

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:26 PM

The Germans were the most pleasing team to watch, and the future is bright, compared to the French and the Italians, they did great, nobody expected them to compete on this high level.


#34 ossie schreckengost

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

4 years from now - hopefully - there will be no game for 3rd anymore.

the fifa just will abolish it.

tonight´s game has upstood tomorrow´s neocatenaccian snoozefest already. tonight´s game was a game of football, the way the founding fathers meant it to be.

i don´t care all that much about the 3rd place medal for my beloved german nationalmannschaft. but i will love them to death for tonight´s performance-


thanks a lot to jogy and our boys.

yours in love,
carl





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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (ossie schreckengost @ Jul 10 2010, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i don´t care all that much about the 3rd place medal for my beloved german nationalmannschaft. but i will love them to death for tonight´s performance-

Finishing 3rd is nothing to be ashamed of. All in all, Germany was the most enjoyable team to watch this World Cup.

#36 MentalDisabldLst


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:12 PM

tonight's game was pretty damn exciting and well-played on both sides. Germany's team has ridiculous talent at pretty much every position.

Germany didn't deserve to play for the title, though. Spain earned that win about as fair and square as you can ask for.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:19 PM

I agree MDL; about the best you can do is play the "what if ..." game with Muller in the game. And I happen to think it wouldn't have made a difference because Spain's D is formidable and flexible.

I hope FIFA keeps the 3rd place game - both of these teams were pissed and disappointed and determined to just GO! It was entertaining, bullshit-free soccer. No diving. No excessive acting or time wasting. No wonkish traps. Up and down, shot after shot, chance after chance.



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Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE (soxfan121 @ Jul 10 2010, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope FIFA keeps the 3rd place game - both of these teams were pissed and disappointed and determined to just GO! It was entertaining, bullshit-free soccer. No diving. No excessive acting or time wasting. No wonkish traps. Up and down, shot after shot, chance after chance.


it was a gloryfied exhibition game. it was subject, once again (since fifa did lay down the law to its ref-brigasde, after the first round´s referereal atrocities), to a great ref, and 2 sides, who still did believe in football as a contact sport.
and football as a journey of 2 sides testing their mettles on the field of honour. playing the game. attacking and defending. to me 1 one of the greatest games of this tournament (which it would have been if my team had lost ist, regardless).

i´m still drunk and i´m still sad, and i´ve never loved a german team as much as this edition.

since my last title back in ´90 i´ve been subjected to 2 katastrophic squads in ´94 as well as in ´98, been witness to that aberration in ´02, did live through a defeat to an italian squad which was a spitting image to that of ´34; and this time i lost to the spanish neo-catenaccio.

first time in my lifetime (born ´67) my beloved germany are not the "panzerdeutschland" the world are used to see my team. we´re quite the better team towards the media´s darlings, the engerland, and the guardians darling the messi.

but we did not find a way to survive vs spain. and i´m still hurting from that. we didn´t score a single yellow vs the spanish pipi-kaka. so i guess we did deserve to lose. i´m still sad.
.................

tomorrow i´ll hope the spanish will bore the dutch to death. but i know that there are a couple of footballers (in the meaning of the word. footballers), on the dutch side, who will NOT lay down and die.

the dirtiest footballer in the world, mark van bommel, who seems to be sacrosant, who vs the uruguay could have bitten off the refs balls, whithout so much as a yellow.

it will be a boring game, and the dutch will win.

because the football gods are dirty old men, who love a good chuckle.


edit: i thought i had an errr. i still have, but i don´t care anymore

Edited by ossie schreckengost, 10 July 2010 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:14 AM

After seeing Muller's performance against Uruguay, I could only think he would have made a difference against Spain. Maybe Germany still would have lost, and maybe they still would not have scored a goal, but he would have added a little extra something to give the Germans and their fans a bit more hope of winning that match.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (MentalDisabldLst @ Jul 10 2010, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Germany didn't deserve to play for the title, though. Spain earned that win about as fair and square as you can ask for.


absolutely.

that´s why i´m not bitter about this tournament and our 3rd place finish. we were outplayed by a better spanish team. fair and square, as you rightfully say.

this was a happy world cup to me. the happiest since 1990, when we won it all. and this time we did play a way more beautiful football.