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    Clarke Carlisle seems to think this is League 2 and you have to have giant players. Clearly forgot about the whole Spain thing.

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    How to deal with being attacked down the wings: your wide midfielders shouldn't track back.

    Er, what?

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    Matt Smith is so overwhelmingly better than Chiles it isn't funny.
    Last edited by Furball; 13-06-2014 at 04:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Matt Smith is so overwhelmingly better than Chiles it isn't funny.
    Maybe Australia should bring on this Matt Smith chap at half-time.


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    "The first real shock of the tournament" declares Tyldsley, making him the only person in the world who expected Spain to ship 5 goals last night.

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    I think we are blessed here. Not so much for our own games because we have Craig "Ian Healy" Foster, but in general SBS (the ESL broadcaster here, which has been known since it's inception as Soccer, Bloody Soccer) covers sporting events better than just about any network anywhere.

    They cover all the games, devote analysis to all of them from former players, have daily round ups at a decent hour and the whole thing is led by Les Murray, a Hungarian refugee who immigrated here in the late 50s/ early 60s. He's a legend*. They don't do the bull**** the other networks do and record events then show them as though they're live. In other words they don't insult viewers' intelligence.

    They won a Logie award for best coverage for a WC one year and he stood up, plainly pissed, and abused the other networks for being soulless and lacking passion for the sports they cover.

    * he's also a legend because I literally ran ino him on the Central Coast as he walked out of an apartment building with a nubile blonde about 35 years younger than him on his arm. He'd obviously been firing up.

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    Well it's good to know Phil Neville in commentating is the same as he was as a player not half as good as his brother.

    Thierry looks cool though.
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    Neville chatting absolute bollocks here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Maybe Australia should bring on this Matt Smith chap at half-time.
    You know because the surname Chiles reads similar to Australia's opponent Chile... #cmonppl #postneedsalike

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    Zero coverage of the opening ceremony here in the US. Didn't even do a fake live broadcast in primetime like the Olympics.

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    Phil Neville is an absolutely horrible commentator. In the Michael Owen bracket, he's actually that bad.

    Henry the only pundit on the BBC last night who was any good. Shearer just talking bollocks as usual, and Ferdinand is just a dullard.

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    One of the people I was watching the game with yesterday was adamant that it was Michael Owen.

    Think Ferdiand is actually decent though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    One of the people I was watching the game with yesterday was adamant that it was Michael Owen.

    Think Ferdiand is actually decent though.
    For much of yesterday I thought it was Michael Owen as well actually. It was only when his name flashed up on the screen at the beginning of the second half I realised who it was.

    I'm perhaps being a bit harsh on Ferdinand, as I zoned out/turned off the TV for much of the time he was talking. The bits I caught though seemed to involve him spouting the usual "dig deep"-isms.

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    Dire from Chiles there, and he is wearing shorts.

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    Oh dear Clark Carlisle. I don't care if you don't know much about every team or player but don't talk about how you have watched Jackson Martinez 'a lot' this season and then say he is from Ecuador.
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