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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Very much so. Column numbers on soccer out-numbering rugby by 2:1 I'd say. But then again, around world cup time paper interest in the round-ball game normally goes up anyway, so I'm not sure whether this is moreso than usual.
    Without having any hard evidence to back me up, I'd say those are valid points - I think the build up to this World Cup in the media here has been far greater than for Germany in 2006 from what I can remember anyway.

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    They will probably go and win it now but looking at the squad Italy look pretty average, lucky they have a fairly easy group.

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    Getting excited about the match against Slovakia tomorrow. A bit nervous too. Seeing Germany slice through Australia again and again is a reminder of what NZ are up against, though obv Slovakia won't be quite as creative or clinical.

    A mixed blessing playing the team we have the best chance against first up - overall I think it's good, however if Slovakia do beat us comprehensively then it's going to make the matches against Italy and Paraguay into solemn viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Getting excited about the match against Slovakia tomorrow. A bit nervous too. Seeing Germany slice through Australia again and again is a reminder of what NZ are up against, though obv Slovakia won't be quite as creative or clinical.

    A mixed blessing playing the team we have the best chance against first up - overall I think it's good, however if Slovakia do beat us comprehensively then it's going to make the matches against Italy and Paraguay into solemn viewing.
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    Desperately want Paraguay to win this game, will throw the group open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen View Post
    Ridiculously un-Italian this.
    Disagree. Adopted their usual cowardly formation of two solid banks of four but just aren't doing it very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Disagree. Adopted their usual cowardly formation of two solid banks of four but just aren't doing it very well.
    Yeah, worst team to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Disagree. Adopted their usual cowardly formation of two solid banks of four but just aren't doing it very well.
    That's what's un-Italian about it. Normally executed to perfection.

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