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Just now, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Nigeria only had themselves to blame. You can defend your own half for a good while, you can defend the penalty area for maybe 20 minutes. But you can't defend your own 6 yard area for 20 minutes. How many times have you seen teams get pushed back further and further until they're defending a tiny area and the ball breaks for the opposition. Then you've lost the initiative and you can't get back into the game.

Conceding most of the pitch to a team with Messi in it is tantamount to committing football suicide.

Yep. You knew it was coming, every time Argentina attacked in the last 15 minutes it looked like they were going to score. It was Germany/Sweden all over again. All too reminiscent of watching bigger club/smaller club in the Premier League. I watch the world cup to get away from that, not see more of it.

Nigeria also missed two or three golden opportunities to make it 2-1. They really do only have themselves to blame. Amazing that an Argentina side that got hammered 3-0 by Croatia and drew 1-1 with what has turned out to be a pretty poor Iceland side still came second with a point to spare. 

If you ain't good enough you ain't good enough, and Nigeria and Iceland just weren't good enough. Somehow Argentina were, but I think their luck will probably run out in the next round. There are still a lot of problems there.

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He has a couple of lines through the rest of the article On Alf Ramsay: ’He didn’t know the players like Walter Winterbottom, he was a bit naive at first. To be honest, the lads took the pis

Great piece in The Times today talking to England players from 1954 until 2014. Bryan Douglas talks about ‘58 and ‘62. It’s probably behind a paywall, so:      

Bullshit. They were nasty and tried every dirty trick in the book. Got what they deserved - out. 

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Just now, DE. said:

Yep. You knew it was coming, every time Argentina attacked in the last 15 minutes it looked like they were going to score. It was Germany/Sweden all over again. All too reminiscent of watching bigger club/smaller club in the Premier League. I watch the world cup to get away from that, not see more of it.

Nigeria also missed two or three golden opportunities to make it 2-1. They really do only have themselves to blame. Amazing that an Argentina side that got hammered 3-0 by Croatia and drew 1-1 with what has turned out to be a pretty poor Iceland side still came second with a point to spare. 

If you ain't good enough you ain't good enough, and Nigeria and Iceland just weren't good enough. Somehow Argentina were, but I think their luck will probably run out in the next round. There are still a lot of problems there.

I agree with all that, Argentina have been terrible. Mascharano is a complete liability. France will beat them even if they dont get out of second gear. 

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Tough on Nigeria, who didn't deserve to go out. Worst sight of the World Cup so far was Maradona making gestures to some people near him after the winning goal. 

I would like to join the general consensus in agreeing that it would be very pleasant to see Argentina get stuffed in the next round

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Just now, roverandout said:

Home advantage...maradonna..even the argies admitted that without him they wouldnt have won it

What is wrong with having the best player in the world? How does that diminish the value of winning a tournament?

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Just now, Blow-in said:

What is wrong with having the best player in the world? How does that diminish the value of winning a tournament?

Also England won the world cup at home, it hardly diminishes the achievement.

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Just now, ben_the_beast said:

Pleased to see them progress. Don't understand the irrational hatred of Argentina. I want to see the greatest player of all time perform and create moments to remember.

Pele retired years ago

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Just now, jim mk2 said:

Tough on Nigeria, who didn't deserve to go out. Worst sight of the World Cup so far was Maradona making gestures to some people near him after the winning goal. 

I would like to join the general consensus in agreeing that it would be very pleasant to see Argentina get stuffed in the next round

They did deserve to go out Jim as far as I'm concerned anyway. Any team that tries to defend the way they did once they'd got the equaliser doesn't deserve any sympathy. They stopped doing what had got them right back into the game and just played really negatively.

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Just now, ben_the_beast said:

Pleased to see them progress. Don't understand the irrational hatred of Argentina. I want to see the greatest player of all time perform and create moments to remember.

Would be lovely to see him match Maradona by single handedly winning a wold cup by himself. Also who do you want to watch play France Nigeria or Iceland or Argentina though I fear I already know the answer to that.

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Just now, Blow-in said:

Would be lovely to see him match Maradona by single handedly winning a wold cup by himself. Also who do you want to watch play France Nigeria or Iceland or Argentina though I fear I already know the answer to that.

Personally, Iceland.

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Because sick of england looking impressive and people talking the team down and yet the argies and germans scabbing their way out the group..you just know it will be a germany argentina final..cant stand either side..blow in my grandparents are irish so its nothing to do with racism

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Just now, Mike E said:

Personally, Iceland.

You must be the only person outside of Iceland who would have wanted to see Iceland progress. It's been a World Cup of fantastic attacking football, the last thing it needed was Iceland going through playing anti football with 10 men behind the ball for the majority of the game. I'm personally delighted to them and their style of football where it belongs, out of the World Cup.

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Just now, roverandout said:

Because sick of england looking impressive and people talking the team down and yet the argies and germans scabbing their way out the group..you just know it will be a germany argentina final..cant stand either side..blow in my grandparents are irish so its nothing to do with racism

Then you should be careful how you phrase things. For what its worth Argentina are as good as gone, literally any team in the last 16 will put them to the sword unless there is a marked improvement. For what its worth I think you are stuck with Germany till the semis

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Just now, Blow-in said:

Would be lovely to see him match Maradona by single handedly winning a wold cup by himself. Also who do you want to watch play France Nigeria or Iceland or Argentina though I fear I already know the answer to that.

Really don't enjoy watching the likes of Iceland play. Sticking everyone behind the ball. Admire the spirit, passion and determination but it's not great to watch

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Just now, ben_the_beast said:

Really don't enjoy watching the likes of Iceland play. Sticking everyone behind the ball. Admire the spirit, passion and determination but it's not great to watch

1 team in the competition is nice to see, but it gets old fast.

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Just now, Ewood Ace said:

You must be the only person outside of Iceland who would have wanted to see Iceland progress. It's been a World Cup of fantastic attacking football, the last thing it needed was Iceland going through playing anti football with 10 men behind the ball for the majority of the game. I'm personally delighted to them and their style of football where it belongs, out of the World Cup.

For the football: None of them.

For the romance: Iceland (fave holiday place) or Nigeria (keep Africa involved).

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Lads and lasses. Just had to hide a number of posts and deal out some action to some pretty poor things said tbh.

Just a reminder, can we not swear or bypass the swear filter please?

P.S- The moderating team also have lives and can’t be on here 24/7. I went to my folks’ for tea and to watch the footy so wasn’t able to get on here for a bit.

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6 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

They did deserve to go out Jim as far as I'm concerned anyway. Any team that tries to defend the way they did once they'd got the equaliser doesn't deserve any sympathy. They stopped doing what had got them right back into the game and just played really negatively.

 

A draw would have seen them through - I don't blame them for that.  Most teams would have done the same - including Argentina. 

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Just now, Husky said:
 

Only Senegal left now. Or it'll be +18 (lol) + another 4 more years before Great Predictor Pele can claim his prize.

 

for reference and context

 

Pele's predictions, always good for a laugh.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/2377/top-10/2009/06/23/1338375/top-10-wrong-pele-predictions

17 minutes ago, Blow-in said:

I agree with all that, Argentina have been terrible. Mascharano is a complete liability. France will beat them even if they dont get out of second gear. 

The thing with Mascherano is that he hasn't played that position in club football for about 7 years & he doesn't have the legs to play in there now. He should be playing in his best position which is centre back & if he did he would be Argentina's best centre back. 

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5 minutes ago, AllRoverAsia said:

A really exciting game and pleased Messi will have more game(s) at this WC. His goal a joy to watch.

The technique involved to score that goal was amazing. To cushion that long ball and still direct it into his stride whilst on the move was jaw dropping . The the little touch to get it into position for the shot, head down over the balluntil contact was made with the ball. An object lesson for any kids watching.

Great pass from the midfield player also.

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