World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

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World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by Johnny Carwash » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:33 am

Argentina's coach not gunning for any best-dressed lists apparently.
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Post by rass » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:33 am

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Tony Meola sounds too much like Troy Aikman for me to enjoy his games. I keep waiting for Joe buck to chime in.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:18 am

Holy Hell... This game is bonkers.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:20 am

Goals in this tournament are either penalties or screamers
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Post by brian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:22 am

Whatever the record is for lead changes in a World Cup game is this has to be close.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:23 am

Great play, but that's a soft goal.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by brian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:27 am

This Argentine defending is so bad.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:28 am

And there you have it. 6 passes to flay the ARG defense.

Beautiful goal. But holy balls, the ARG D is just a sieve.
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Post by Rex » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:31 am

It's gonna suck when Portugal or Uruguay drag this team into a 0-0 slugfest and win on penalties

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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by Joe K » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:34 am

Rex wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:31 am
It's gonna suck when Portugal or Uruguay drag this team into a 0-0 slugfest and win on penalties
Yeah, I’d like to see France or Belgium make the final and it’s gonna be a bummer when they lose in brutal 0-0 or 1-0 games.

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Post by mister d » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:40 am

That Pavard goal was perfect. Looked beautiful and redemption for him.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:52 am

What a bunch of idiots.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by sancarlos » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:24 am

rass wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:33 am
Rams Fanny wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Tony Meola sounds too much like Troy Aikman for me to enjoy his games. I keep waiting for Joe buck to chime in.
Not sure if I would have made this exact connection on my own but it’s all I’ve been able to think about every time I’ve heard him since.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:44 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:52 am
What a bunch of idiots.
The Argentines?

Absolutely. 90 seconds left and they start scuffling?
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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:18 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:44 am
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:52 am
What a bunch of idiots.
The Argentines?

Absolutely. 90 seconds left and they start scuffling?
Yeah, sorry, annoying real time posting without context.

Ref might have given them the benefit of the doubt. I was glad he didn't add on additional time, because that was what I think they were trying to do. Not at first, that was just seeing red. But it started to look a little cynical.

Then again, we're talking about Argentinians. Not the most subdued bunch (says a hot-headed Irishman.)
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:21 pm

Well, neutral soccer fans are getting an absolutely amazing day.

Uruguay are probably the most effective "frustration as a deliberate tactic" team as I've ever seen. Maybe some of the Italian teams?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:16 pm

I hope we don't come to find out the double thumb suck is some horrible political statement or something.

What a header. Almost like a volleyball play, where the first guy jumping threw off the keeper a little. Bangarang.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:18 pm

I don't like it when announcers get too caught up in the refs performance like this. It's a chippy game between two pretty cynical/roll around on the ground on EVERY play... Not an easy task. Not saying he shouldn't throw some cards around to get them to cut the shit, but sometimes you try to that and you get in a loop of carding half the guys on the field.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:19 pm

oro y carbon tat...

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:21 pm

FUCK!

What a goal.

Fucking Uruguay, man.
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Post by rass » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:22 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:21 pm
FUCK!

What a goal.

Fucking Uruguay, man.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:22 pm

That, my swamping friends, is THE definition of a team scoring against the run of play.

Holy balls, man.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:23 pm

I know there are like a billion Wikipedia pages, but I bet Suarez's is the only one that includes the phrase "third biting incident."
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Re: World Cup 2018 Knock Out Rounds

Post by rass » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:25 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:24 am
rass wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:33 am
Rams Fanny wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Tony Meola sounds too much like Troy Aikman for me to enjoy his games. I keep waiting for Joe buck to chime in.
Not sure if I would have made this exact connection on my own but it’s all I’ve been able to think about every time I’ve heard him since.
I made that point a week and a half ago. Now, I feel like George Constanza at the meeting.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:27 pm

This is turning into an amazing World Cup
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:29 pm

What's crazy about URU, and I alluded to it earlier, they are insanely dangerous on the counter. So, you get all frustrated that they are bunkering, but then they score two absolutely world class goals out of that style.

That's the massive difference between them and all these Concacaf and Asian teams that bunker... They fucking FINISH, man. It's unbelievable. That's a lot of commitment to a system that SUCKS to play. But I guess it's easy to stick with it when you're successful.

All of that said, you really have to think POR have another in them tonight.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:33 pm

degenerasian wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:27 pm
This is turning into an amazing World Cup
If you had told me yesterday that I was going to wake up and watch 2 knockout games with a total of 10 goals scored, I would have had a tough time sleeping.

This is incredible.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:37 pm

URU also play with a passion and desperation unmatched by anyone else.

Everytime they take the field they are protecting their two world cup titles and their history.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:43 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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URU also play with a passion and desperation unmatched by anyone else.

Everytime they take the field they are protecting their two world cup titles and their history.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:05 pm

Goalkeeping note:

I have now watched Cavani's second goal a dozen times now. Rui Patricio is out of position on that shot by about 2 yards. Maybe a little less. But he is way too close to his nearpost, especially given how far out the play was from his goal. He was positioned like that shot was coming for 12 yards, not 20.

That's a really good example of positioning fucking up a goalie's chance of making a save. I'm not sure he gets there in the right position, but a shot like that, from the inside of the boot, it's not like it was an absolute rocket, it was a placement shot. If he's off his line a little more and a step or two more to his left?

Fucking amazing shot, just wanted to say I bet in Portugal they're gonna spend some time breaking that down.
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Post by Rams Fanny » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:23 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
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I know there are like a billion Wikipedia pages, but I bet Suarez's is the only one that includes the phrase "third biting incident."
Marv Albert's?
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Suarez is great, but he is a diver, a weasel and a truly hateful player.

Which would make him maybe the 5th worst sportsman on Portugal. God I hate that team.

Uruguay is a tough, tough bunch of players. That Laxalt and Torreira played amazingly. The game with France should be a classic.
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Rams Fanny wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:23 pm
I know there are like a billion Wikipedia pages, but I bet Suarez's is the only one that includes the phrase "third biting incident."
Marv Albert's?
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Post by brian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:13 am

What are the odds the guy who just had the own goal for Russia just now isn’t assassinated by Putin?
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Post by brian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:24 am

I bet the over 2.5 on this game fully expecting a sketchy penalty in favor of Russia and I still maintain that happens.
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Post by degenerasian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:35 am

Russia have to get the ball first.

A Spain 1-0 lead just kills this game.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:36 am

Well, they've got to get near the box to make that bet pay off.

Russia just look like they're biding time to start pressing. Don't want to get down 2-0 early, so they're just sitting back. They'll come out either right out of the half or around minute 50 and start putting the hammer down.

Tl:dr - This shit is boring, wait for it.

Well, shit, as I'm typing that, they finally put something dangerous together.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:39 am

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Post by A_B » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:40 am

brian wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:24 am
I bet the over 2.5 on this game fully expecting a sketchy penalty in favor of Russia and I still maintain that happens.
Not very sketchy.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

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