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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #285 on: November 23, 2022, 11:38:21 AM »
Anyhow some context why football isn’t “perfect” and trying to achieve that state, causes more problems than it solves.

Watching Spurs recently. Can’t remember which game, but it was about 7-8 minutes to go and Spurs are trailing by a goal. A Spurs attacker gets cleaned out 25m from goal.

As is the “football way”, he rolled around for 30 secs to see if he could influence a booking. Then he spent at least a minute with the physio, to prove to everyone how hurt he was. It’s only after he’s up in his feet that the referee gets things going again, and the opposition start setting up their wall. The really odd thing is that it’s only then that Spurs’ dead ball specialists gather together to decide who’s hitting it. Then there’s 30 seconds of the anointed one placing the ball, taking the required number of steps, and a completely unnecessary number of deep breaths.

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Anyone who follows Spurs knows that they score about one direct free kick every three seasons.

Yet the team still spent over half the remaining time on this “chance”. When if they had even a titter of wit, they’d have as quickly as possible used this opportunity to try to force a corner (which Spurs are good at).

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This isn’t a story about Spurs. It’s a story about football.

Every team wastes their own time, both knowingly and unknowingly, throughout a match.

Adding on a bundle more time isn’t a solution. It’s just another stick to beat the referee with.

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #286 on: November 23, 2022, 02:40:05 PM »
Germany just about hanging on here.

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« Reply #287 on: November 23, 2022, 02:44:51 PM »
Germany just about hanging on here.

Down 2-1 now. It was coming.

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« Reply #288 on: November 23, 2022, 02:46:34 PM »
Germany just about hanging on here.

Down 2-1 now. It was coming.

That was some touch & finish

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« Reply #289 on: November 23, 2022, 02:47:04 PM »
Germany just about hanging on here.

Was doing a bit of work, watched a bit and it was 2-0? flicked on now and its 2-1 Japan !!
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #290 on: November 23, 2022, 02:47:17 PM »
Wow

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« Reply #291 on: November 23, 2022, 02:50:13 PM »
Germany just about hanging on here.

Was doing a bit of work, watched a bit and it was 2-0? flicked on now and its 2-1 Japan !!

Don't kid a kidder MR2

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« Reply #292 on: November 23, 2022, 03:26:35 PM »
So far the majority of the games seem to be boring as watching paint dry nil nils and David taking down Goliath
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« Reply #293 on: November 23, 2022, 03:28:36 PM »
Japan would have always been a fairly decent side would they not? And Germany not the team they were as seen by England beating them at the euros. Still a surprise but not a massive shock.

Early days yet of course

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #294 on: November 23, 2022, 03:53:07 PM »


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« Reply #295 on: November 23, 2022, 04:54:10 PM »
Germany a bit like Argentina paid the price for not converting dominance into goals.  Having said that, Germany look an average enough side, they've no decent strikers.  They're up shit creek now with Spain in that group.

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« Reply #296 on: November 23, 2022, 04:57:50 PM »



Did the Germans get a premonition about the final score?

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« Reply #297 on: November 23, 2022, 05:37:16 PM »
Spain looking good, a shame for them England already have it won according to the experts on here.

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« Reply #298 on: November 23, 2022, 05:48:02 PM »
Germany will  have to beat spain then hope other teams do them favours may even come to goal difference so germany may have to try and get a lot of goals against costa rica.

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« Reply #299 on: November 23, 2022, 06:04:14 PM »
Germany will  have to beat spain then hope other teams do them favours may even come to goal difference so germany may have to try and get a lot of goals against costa rica.
if they beat Spain and other games go as expected then it’ll go down to goal difference if Japan, Spain and ze Germans all have 2 wins each.