Post #16
Monday July 3, 2017 3:44am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,449
I hope they don't kill off the Confederations Cup. I don't watch it with the same level of interest as a World Cup or Euro but I still watch it even if the US isn't participating. What else am I going to do in the summer before a World Cup?

Jermaine Jones must have been going ballistic today. He was red carded for a little tap to the face last summer against Ecuador. Jones' red card was the correct interpretation of the rules and showed a complete lack of discipline but compared to what we saw today it was nothing. Jermaine could have gotten away with murder today, he would have loved it.

I mean this game had multiple hits to the face on Kimmich plus Gonzalo "Macho Man" Jara's flying elbow. A key lesson from VAR is that it can't eradicate poor refereeing.

Post #17
Monday July 3, 2017 3:57am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,449
I forgot to add that John Strong's commentary in the last minute of stoppage team as Chile was gunning for the equalizer was fantastic. Strong and Stu are as good as it gets.

Post #18
Monday July 3, 2017 7:47am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
VAR is awesome I like it but needs some improvements.... I called Germany glad they won some of the best games I seen can't wait for next year's world cup but sadly I doubt chil e will be there heck even Argentina could be out also...

Rey Regicide
Post #19
Monday July 3, 2017 12:28pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Somewhere I said that the game has changed where the opposition WANTS you to hold onto the ball out of the back now.

Playing out of the back, "Barcelona tenets" has been misconstrued in many theaters, even in Barca's present day shape, as taking unnecessary risks on the back-line. This game super highlighted this reality.

Does anyone think, in all honesty, that we're incapable of playing the way Germany did today?

On the back foot, but ready with a lethal counter. Defensive Mayweather style football?

That is an honest, open it to the forum for all to debate.

Culver City, CA
Post #20
Monday July 3, 2017 7:55pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
You won't hear me criticize that.

Also, in the big picture, it's part of what makes the game interesting.

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