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    But whichever of Spain or Netherlands wins, it would be pretty churlish to deny them the title of the "best team". Both have perfect qualifying records, Spain have lost 2 games in 4 years FFS and Netherlands are on a long winning streak. If Brazil self-destruct on the biggest stage, they aren't the best team in any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    10,000 posts in this subforum and not a single one about the 3rd place match yesterday.
    No-one gives a ****, really. Wholly unnecessary game IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    No-one gives a ****, really. Wholly unnecessary game IMHO.
    Yeah, even when England were in it, I couldn't give a monkeys. Loser match, not interested!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    He's right tbf. No one else in the tournament is really as good as Brazil. One bad half doesn't change that. Knockout football hey. The best team hardly ever wins, but the team that does win pretty much always deserves it 100%.
    Really?

    Feel it is Brazil being overated because they are Brazil.

    Sure they are a good side but who did they beat? North Korea, Ivory Cost and Chile.

    Not sure how this makes them the best side in the tournament.

    If Spain had beaten those sides then gone out in the gutless fashion Brazil did then Scaly would leap all over it.

    Spain got the better players on balance as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Really?

    Feel it is Brazil being overated because they are Brazil.

    Sure they are a good side but who did they beat? North Korea, Ivory Cost and Chile.

    Not sure how this makes them the best side in the tournament.

    If Spain had beaten those sides then gone out in the gutless fashion Brazil did then Scaly would leap all over it.

    Spain got the better players on balance as well.
    Agree with this, a mediocre Brazil side if I've ever seen one, and I saw the 1990 vintage.

    Couldn't beat Portugal, Spain did. Fairly good form line I'd of thought. Fabiano and Robinho, Brazilian greats? Nah not for me I'm afraid. Lucius was their best player, a defender, pssh.

    Not going to be a great side win this World Cup, but that's nowt new, they'll be better then last times winner. Whoever wins it I reckon will have deserved it, again unlike last year, and a number of other World Cups I can remember.

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    If Spain win it, they'd deserve it, but it'd be such a sad event. Played aesthetically disgusting possession-defensive football only trying to score off set pieces and counters and just waiting for the opposition to make a mistake.

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    Getting pretty excited for tonight. Not sure the Dutch can do it, but holding out in hope. ffs wish i was in Amsterdam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    AWTA. Hate watching Spain play. They just seem to stifle the game and not let the opposition play by just keeping the ball. Makes the game so boring.
    But apparently a spanish win would be a win for football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    But apparently a spanish win would be a win for football.
    Was saying AWTA to Teja's post, but point still stands

    Yeah, hate it when commentators coo about Spain's beautiful passing game. Would much rather watch Germany or Uraguay play than Spain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    If Spain win it, they'd deserve it, but it'd be such a sad event. Played aesthetically disgusting possession-defensive football only trying to score off set pieces and counters and just waiting for the opposition to make a mistake.
    A.) Oxymoron. B.) Contradiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    A.) Oxymoron.
    Erm, how does that work? If you have the centre-backs and right/left backs just passing the ball between themselves and not progessing anywhere, then that is possesion defensive football...

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    Except Spain do it mostly in the other team's half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Except Spain do it mostly in the other team's half.
    Well I never mentioned Spain. You implied that possesion based football can't be defensive and I gave an example of where it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Was saying AWTA to Teja's post, but point still stands

    Yeah, hate it when commentators coo about Spain's beautiful passing game. Would much rather watch Germany or Uraguay play than Spain.
    Haha I followed. Was agreeing.

    I like watching Spain play, but some of the scribes over here in the UK sound like they reckon it'd be an absolute travesty if the Dutch managed to win. Thats bull**** IMO

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