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skangles
DC
Post #91
Friday December 6, 2013 5:42am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,974
Original post from dunlopp9987

You guys, please. Let's stop this argument right here. Jonathan Bornstein is the greatest soccer player of all-time.


You must be Honduran!

admsghs27
Post #92
Friday December 6, 2013 6:10am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,192
@ Dolcem No doubt defenses were much much tougher than now. Teams now these days are more attractive to attacking and and offense. No defense what so ever. Even defenders want to go up and attack, score goals now. Back in the day it was extremely tough to score goals, from 70s-90s. 2000s more offensive. Look at italy 4 world cups no fancy soccer what so ever but the greatest defenses in the history of soccer. Italia defends first then attacks. as a quote that has been said for yrs.. " Defense wins championships" And its very true.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #93
Friday December 6, 2013 9:27am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 297
For our group I'm going with Germany, Portugal, USA and the Ivory Coast.

I'm not overly concerned with the big teams, because when they play each other they are loathe to lose, which results in a lot of ties. The groups are generally very tight, going down to the last game and goal differential to decide who goes on between the current 2nd and 3rd place teams. Once the draw is determined every nation will have banks of number crunchers figuring out every conceivable scenario to advance out of the group...for the big teams usually with the least amount of effort expended. There can be a big disparity in competitiveness in the last game for the 1st place team that is already through. I've always felt that there are opportunities for the first place teams to either help or hinder other nations, strange alliances.

I'm of the same mindset as 2tone. I don't care who we face, it will come down to the last group game like it always does, but I think we rise to the occasion.

JK in his recent interview regarding WC prep stated that sometimes it is good to have "surprising elements" to your team that others teams haven't seen yet. Through all the friendlies and the Hex we never really saw the full side in action. I really believe JK has something up his sleeve...I think we're going to see some very good stuff and get through the group stage.

skangles
DC
Post #94
Friday December 6, 2013 2:07pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,974
11:30 cannot get here fast enough

Jzaval01
Post #95
Friday December 6, 2013 2:22pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,575
Original post from skangles

11:30 cannot get here fast enough

i know right!
"May the odds be ever in your favor"
or in this case "all our favors"

krdonnel
Post #96
Friday December 6, 2013 2:59pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 41
2 1/2 hours to go! I bet theres probably gonna be a lot of crap before the actual draw (music, guest speakers, etc)

skangles
DC
Post #97
Friday December 6, 2013 3:12pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,974
Yeah The ceremony starts at 11 and is due to go 90 minutes. Most networks including ESPN2 start their coverage at 11:30.

I suspect we'll get the european draw into pot 2 fairly early on and then the group draws around noon. This is my hunch, don't base your tune in time on it.

hamsamwich
Post #98
Friday December 6, 2013 3:12pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 534
Switzerland, Cameroon, USA, Portugal.

its Brazil, so the will have plenty of eye candy as part of that "crap" krdonnel

krdonnel
Post #99
Friday December 6, 2013 3:18pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 41
If i thought i was gonna be a bikini yoga contest id watch the whole thing.. i jst dont care for the rest of it

krdonnel
Post #100
Friday December 6, 2013 5:10pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 41
20 minutes!

hamsamwich
Post #101
Friday December 6, 2013 5:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 534
coming up on five minutes. I'm starting to feel like 2tone asking for Brazil lol

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #102
Friday December 6, 2013 5:31pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 426
Chillbumps

tylercocinas
Post #103
Friday December 6, 2013 6:09pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 760
I wanted us to be in Group E so badly ha

MSantoine
Post #104
Friday December 6, 2013 6:10pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,190
ghana and germany. Whoa!!!

snipes87
Cleveland, Ohio
Post #105
Friday December 6, 2013 6:11pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 276
well we're toast
If you don't love it, leave it, USA #1
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