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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #90 on: July 02, 2014, 15:14 »
That is if England actually get better and the media stop stomping on them.

Really wanted the USA, Howard was absolutely mental.

Looked on Twitter and #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave is brilliant. Don't know who's better, him or Ochoa.

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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #91 on: July 02, 2014, 16:38 »
There's going to be a new meme for Howard now. It's going to be everywhere. We need Howard next World Cup, unless he retires before or someone else becomes better. Still, that was amazing.
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« Reply #92 on: July 02, 2014, 16:52 »
He'll be like, 45 next time around, he'll most likely be retired by then.

Just remembered, Belgium had 39 attempts on goal last night :o
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« Reply #93 on: July 02, 2014, 16:54 »
Which is sad, looks like we'll need some standouts in the MLS or wherever to find a new goalie, but hey, we've got 4 years.
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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2014, 18:00 »
Don't know who's better, him or Ochoa.

Howard; Ochoa's somewhat of a liability.

We need Howard next World Cup, unless he retires before or someone else becomes better. Still, that was amazing.

Guzan's a very good backup, there's no worry if Howard retires.

Which is sad, looks like we'll need some standouts in the MLS or wherever to find a new goalie, but hey, we've got 4 years.

Yedlin and Green (granted he doesn't play in the MLS) should become v good players by then. Plus in general football is growing in the USA, Klinsmann should get a lot of credit for what he's doing.

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« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2014, 19:22 »
^What's wrong with the MLS? I don't know much about it, so please tell me.
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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2014, 22:56 »
There are just more good players in other leagues because the teams have more money.

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« Reply #97 on: July 02, 2014, 23:02 »
^What's wrong with the MLS? I don't know much about it, so please tell me.

I didn't say there was anything wrong with it, I just said that it'll hopefully start to grow and improve. It's already come a long way but there's plenty of work to be done. Plus it doesn't really compare to the major leagues in Europe. It's not just down to money (there are salary caps in MLS I believe though) but the talent levels coming through aren't as good atm because more kids are going to play NFL or basketball or baseball atm. Plus coaching at a junior level in the USA isn't that great yet. That's what Klinsmann's trying to change, he's trying to get children to pick it up quicker and to get better coaching for it. It's admirable really.

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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #98 on: July 03, 2014, 01:46 »
^Ok, thanks for telling me. I've had people tell me i'd be good at soccer if I conditioned myself for it. I played keeper for a bit one day in gym, some of the saves I made we crazy. I hope Klinsmann accomplishes what he's trying to do, it's admirable like you said.
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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #99 on: July 04, 2014, 11:26 »
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Ronaldo should have scored 4 goals v Ghana, shame. At least he can rest up and be fully fit for the next season.

He's carrying that team. At least Argentina have more than just Messi.

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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #100 on: July 04, 2014, 17:48 »
I really hope Columbia wins against Brazil. Their fairy tale run cannot end here.
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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #101 on: July 04, 2014, 18:04 »
He's carrying that team. At least Argentina have more than just Messi.

Yes, there are. Same for the NHL. It's an overall salary cap rather than per player. They don't move players in the same way. They have the trade system so no one gets sold for £85m

He was carrying it whilst injured too and the other good players (Moutinho especially) were so underwhelming.

Yeah all American sports have salary caps as far as I know, wasn't 100% sure on MLS though, need to look into it more

I really hope Columbia wins against Brazil. Their fairy tale run cannot end here.

Colombia doing so well so far isn't really a fairytale, everyone (at least should have) expected them to do well. Costa Rica's the fairytale of this World Cup so far

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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #102 on: July 04, 2014, 18:08 »
^From what i've heard, Brazil has a 72% chance to win, so the odds aren't in Columbia's favor. Then again, it's how you play, not how the odds are.
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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #103 on: July 04, 2014, 18:11 »
^From what i've heard, Brazil has a 72% chance to win, so the odds aren't in Columbia's favor. Then again, it's how you play, not how the odds are.

I'd expect Colombia to win on the basis that they've been the most impressive team in the World Cup so far but home advantage and rising to the occasion could favour Brazil. It's very hard to say which team wins at this point unless there's a clear gap in abilities between the teams due to the pressure involved, it's all about which side teams up the most.

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Re: World Cup 2014
« Reply #104 on: July 04, 2014, 18:16 »
Either way, it's going to be one hell of a game.
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