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    Portugal look ****ing abject. Ronnie not looking overly interested either.

    Love the US and/or Ghana to eliminate them. IIRC yer Seppos beat them in 2002, so there is precedent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Nonsense

    Guy went down like he was shot when barely a hand was laid upon him

    Muller should be embarrassed bur he wont be as he scored the next goal
    That's not why the red card was given though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I'm surprised people are getting so outraged about Muller, I must say. Sure, he went down easily, perhaps, but you see worse instances of this sort of thing in nearly every single game. That doesn't make it right, but you'd have thought that a seasoned pro like Pepe would have the intelligence not to react to it in the stupidest way imaginable.

    I don't think Muller "went down easy", he got an accidental flick on the cheek and acted like he'd been smashed across the face with the sole intent of getting another player sent off. It was pretty low. That said, it wasn't even awarded as a free kick initially so absolutely nothing came of it and Pepe is a huge idiot for reacting the way we did. If he hadn't gone and headbutted him, people would just be talking about Muller being a scumbag and Pepe would still be on the pitch.

    Not that in really matters in terms of the result either way. Ronaldo looks like he doesn't give the slightest **** about this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I'm surprised people are getting so outraged about Muller, I must say. Sure, he went down easily, perhaps, but you see worse instances of this sort of thing in nearly every single game. That doesn't make it right, but you'd have thought that a seasoned pro like Pepe would have the intelligence not to react to it in the stupidest way imaginable.

    If Pepe had been shown a red card for the arm in the face that'd be a different story perhaps, but as far as I can tell he was shown it for the headbutt (if you can call it that), which he
    Precisely this. Pepe was a dumb ****, deserved to be sent off anyway regardless of theatrics. Most footballers make a meal out of an arm to the face tbh


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    Watching the cricket but just saw Ronaldo going mental in the corner of my eye, even better because it was on mute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I'm surprised people are getting so outraged about Muller, I must say. Sure, he went down easily, perhaps, but you see worse instances of this sort of thing in nearly every single game. That doesn't make it right, but you'd have thought that a seasoned pro like Pepe would have the intelligence not to react to it in the stupidest way imaginable.

    If Pepe had been shown a red card for the arm in the face that'd be a different story perhaps, but as far as I can tell he was shown it for the headbutt (if you can call it that), which he completely deserved and for which he has nobody to blame but himself. Knowing what a **** he is, if I were lining up against him I would do all I could to provoke him into doing something stupid, seems like Germany were of the same disposition and he took the bait. Guy's a ****.

    This whole "the game's gone soft" thing is just so tedious as well. Everybody knows what football is ffs. Like it or lump it.
    Not about the game going soft

    It is soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Not about the game going soft

    It is soft
    How do you not get this?

    It has nothing to do with being soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    How do you not get this?

    It has nothing to do with being soft.
    Indeed so, it's being "cute", "clever" or, if one prefers, a cheating fecker.

    Muller was hit, however slight, and in the current climate of course he's going down. Especially as Pepe is a renowned red in waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Not about the game going soft

    It is soft
    Hahaha. Yeah I'm now convinced you're not actually reading the posts as you are still responding to the point you wish was being made rather than the one that is actually being made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Indeed so, it's being "cute", "clever" or, if one prefers, a cheating fecker.

    Muller was hit, however slight, and in the current climate of course he's going down. Especially as Pepe is a renowned red in waiting.
    This is precisely it. Knowing how refs deal with this sort of thing, why would you not go down when caught across the face? Don't hate the player, hate the game etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    Hahaha. Yeah I'm now convinced you're not actually reading the posts as you are still responding to the point you wish was being made rather than the one that is actually being made.
    For a change.

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    Football is just too competitive for a player not to make a meal out of any contact. Deal with it.

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    It wouldn't be the World Cup without people whinging about the sport on CW

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    Hey social, if you don't like football then **** off and leave this subbie to people who do love the game.

    The rolling around in football is no different to players milking contact etc at the ruck in League in an attempt to win penalties. Happens in all sports - if there's an opportunity to grab an advantage, people will do so.

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