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    I normally don't pay much attention, but is the Olympics' football usually this ****house? Better teams look like they CBA and the ****ter teams are, well, ****ter.
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    The teams haven't been training for very long, and its a bunch of players who don't play together all that often, or at all in the case of GB, so it has a very pre-season feel about it. Also I'd imagine the smaller teams do take it more seriously than the footballing regulars so you get teams like UAE and Japan looking reasonably good.

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    They're a hard team to warm to, the Uruguayans. Petulent whining kickers.

    Also irritates me how their occasional Liverpool defender "Coates", despite having a Scottish father who presumably spoke English, has his surname pronounced not as "coats" but "co-ar-tez". **** off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    They're a hard team to warm to, the Uruguayans. Petulent whining kickers.

    Also irritates me how their occasional Liverpool defender "Coates", despite having a Scottish father who presumably spoke English, has his surname pronounced not as "coats" but "co-ar-tez". **** off.
    That's a bit of a stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    That's a bit of a stretch.


    As for Uruguay, they've been this way ever since I started watching the game. tbf tonight's performance was pretty mild compared to the horrors they unleashed in previous generations.

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    I saw my first 5 minutes of the football tonight and Suarez and co were moaning and scrapping for all of it. Not a massive fan of football in Olympics but glad we knocked them and him out. Maybe he can do a turn at Wimbledon tomorrow by eating an apple through Andy Murray's racket.

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    Hmmm chances of us medalling?
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    Only Brazil are actually a better team than us, really, but its basically an England team. Bronze at best but I'd go for fourth place.

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    Ramsay and Bellamy are two of their best players tbf. They play some nice stuff, loving the Allen-Cleverly-Ramsay central midfield. Miles away from England stylistically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Hmmm chances of us medalling?
    South Korea in the quarters, so we're a good shout of the semis and then probably exit against Brazil.

    Winning the group's done us no favours as the bottom half looks a piece of piss. One of Japan, Senegal, Mexico or Egypt is guaranteed a silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Ramsay and Bellamy are two of their best players tbf. They play some nice stuff, loving the Allen-Cleverly-Ramsay central midfield. Miles away from England stylistically.
    Haha meant more mentality and inevitability than style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Ramsay and Bellamy are two of their best players tbf. They play some nice stuff, loving the Allen-Cleverly-Ramsay central midfield. Miles away from England stylistically.
    Substitute Wiltshire for Ramsay and I'd settle for that in Brazil in two years time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Substitute Wiltshire for Ramsay and I'd settle for that in Brazil in two years time.
    Allen is Welsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Allen is Welsh
    Yeah, I said awhile ago, I like the Welsh midfield, much more than the English, for the coming years, with the addition of Bale of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Allen is Welsh
    Ah well, nice thought.

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