From: Bob on
Bob wrote:
> Mark V. wrote:
>> On Jun 10, 7:25 pm, "Bob" <B...(a)Bob.com> wrote:
>>> Mark V. wrote:
>>>> On Jun 10, 3:49 pm, "Bob" <B...(a)Bob.com> wrote:
>>>>> Mehdi wrote:
>>>>>> FRANCE
>>>>>> have rarely convinced under Domenech, they scraped through to the
>>>>>> finals thanks to Henry's cheating
>>>
>>>>> As you ought to know, Given, the Irish keeper cheated ( took
>>>>> Anelka dowen in
>>>>> the box) minutes before Henry handled the
>>>>> ball:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vo8OwMBTs
>>>
>>>>> Time for new glasses for Mehdi ...
>>>
>>>> Oh, jeez.
>>>
>>> do you need glasses too?
>>
>> As a matter of fact, I might. Do you need a new horse? (This is a
>> rhetorical question)
>
> What makes my insistance that Given cheated first any more bothersome
> than other posters (4 references to it jsut today in this forum)
> insisting that France cheated it's way to SA when they have been
> provided with incontrovertible evidence that Given took Anelka down
> in the box minutes before Henry handled the ball:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vo8OwMBTs

btw that wasn't a rhetorical question on my part.


From: Mark V. on
On Jun 10, 7:49 pm, "Bob" <B...(a)Bob.com> wrote:
> Bob wrote:
> > Mark V. wrote:
> >> On Jun 10, 7:25 pm, "Bob" <B...(a)Bob.com> wrote:
> >>> Mark V. wrote:
> >>>> On Jun 10, 3:49 pm, "Bob" <B...(a)Bob.com> wrote:
> >>>>> Mehdi wrote:
> >>>>>> FRANCE
> >>>>>> have rarely convinced under Domenech, they scraped through to the
> >>>>>> finals thanks to Henry's cheating
>
> >>>>> As you ought to know, Given, the Irish keeper cheated ( took
> >>>>> Anelka dowen in
> >>>>> the box) minutes before Henry handled the
> >>>>> ball:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vo8OwMBTs
>
> >>>>> Time for new glasses for Mehdi ...
>
> >>>> Oh, jeez.
>
> >>> do you need glasses too?
>
> >> As a matter of fact, I might. Do you need a new horse? (This is a
> >> rhetorical question)
>
> > What makes my insistance that Given cheated first any more bothersome
> > than other posters (4 references to it jsut today in this forum)
> > insisting that France cheated it's way to SA when they have been
> > provided with incontrovertible evidence that Given took Anelka down
> > in the box minutes before Henry handled the ball:
> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vo8OwMBTs
>
> btw that wasn't a rhetorical question on my part.

What are your thoughts on France's prospects vs. Uruguay tomorrow?
From: Jim Goloboy on
On Jun 10, 10:13 pm, "Mark V." <markvande...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:

> A decent assessment, and I felt you actually kept the kid gloves on
> re: the defense. The US very well may start a pair of central
> defenders who play for Watford and IK Start!

Yes, this is a problem. Surely the worst US defense since 1990. Even
if we were starting AC Milan and Rennes players in central defense and
a Hannover or West Ham player at right back it would still be pretty
poor though.

> I'm not sure how much of a burden Buddle is really carrying, though he could prove to be a
> bright spot. There is a chance he may not even start vs. England.
> Don't be surprised to see a pairing of Altidore and Findley.

If Altidore (whose performance at Hull was extremely underrated) was
healthy there is a 100% chance he would start against England. Maybe
it's better to give his ankle a couple more days though. This team
hasn't had any trouble scoring goals, despite not having prolific
forwards--the real pressure is on Donovan and Dempsey.

Mediocre team, favorable draw. Who knows?
From: Google Beta User on
On Jun 10, 6:37 pm, Mehdi <Be...(a)soccer-europe.com> wrote:

> NIGERIA
>
> When Lars Largerback resigned after failing to take Sweden to the World
> Cup football fans could have been forgiven for thinking they saw the
> last of this tedious man and his tedious, suffocating brand of football.
> That's when the idiots at the Nigerian FA stepped in. Largerback seems
> an incredible choice for a squad with pace and power on the wings and in
> attack but no flair in midfield, no flair was the Largerback trademark.
> Nigeria's second group game against Greece, which could possibly be one
> of the worst World Cup games of all time, may well determine which of
> the two teams, if any, join Argentina in the last 16.

Great charecterization of Sweden, one of the few teams I usually dread
to watch at a World Cup, or that I sleep in for. Won't be missed!

You figure the Nigerians are patient/disciplined enough to break down
what will be a game of attrition by the Greeks?


From: Bruce D. Scott on
Mehdi (Benny(a)soccer-europe.com) wrote:

: ARGENTINA

I think where Dieguito ruined their prospects was by leaving Zanetti and
Cambiasso out. They're a lot of the reason Inter made it to the end.
At least Zanetti is the reason Dieguito's chairmanship got hijacked in
the last desperate qualifier where Zanetti took over as soon as they
were on the field. I guess that's why Dieguito left him out. Such
idiocy will cost them.


: ENGLAND

Quite amusing how you can pick them apart and then pick them for the
last four. :-)

--
ciao,
Bruce

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