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    GOOD / **** teams of the tournament

    Couple I've found floating around Twitter

    GOOD

    Neuer, Lahm, Gonzalez, Hummels, Blind, Robben, Kroos, Maschereno, Rodriguez, Messi, Muller

    ****

    Casilas, Ramos, David Luiz, Pepe, Baines, Hazard, Gerrard, Song, Cavani, Fred, Diego Costa
    What if all the switches get stuck on 'destroy'?

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    Dirk Kuyt for the latter.
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    Blind wasn't that great apart from one phenomenal game vs Spain.

    And swap Hazard for Kuyt.


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    Teja and OS are idiots. Kuyt played about five different positions, none of which are his, and always did exactly the job that was expected of him in a very effective system. Closer to the good team than to the ****.

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    I've seen a few all-star teams without Messi, which is just reactionary bollocks. (So is most of that **** XI, it'd qualify for the second round in most groups even playing as they did in this tournament.)

    I'd rather have Schweinsteiger in the good XI than Daley Blind, but not sure how to achieve that without messing up the balance. Three centre backs with Mascherano?
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    Good:

    ---------------------------Neuer--------------------------
    --Lahm-------Hummels----Vlaar-----Blind------
    ------------------------------Mascherano---------------
    ----------Schweinsteiger------------------------------
    -Shaqiri-------------Rodriguez----------Muller------
    --------------------------Messi--------------------------

    ****:

    ------------------------Casillas------------------------------
    --Alves------Luiz-----------Pepe---------Marcelo------
    ---------Gerrard-----Song-----Paulinho-------------------
    ----------Fred--------Cavani------Balotelli------------------
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome..its a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Xabi Alonso a glaring omission from the dud-teams so far.

    David Luiz is a funny one. His showing against Germany was as bad a defensive performance as I've ever seen, but there's a good chance they wouldn't have been there without his free kick against Colombia. Would probably give the CB spot to Ramos, whose performances had no redeeming features at all.

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    Nah Luiz has to be in there. Not only was his defending terrible, mentally he completely lost the plot. Rampaging forward at 5-0 and having a wild swipe at Müller where he should have been sent off.

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    Also during the final I was trying to come up with the tournament's best number 9 and landed on Benzema.

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    Shyte team needs more Hondurans, tbh.

    Jagielka has a fair shout too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Nah Luiz has to be in there. Not only was his defending terrible, mentally he completely lost the plot. Rampaging forward at 5-0 and having a wild swipe at Müller where he should have been sent off.
    Not sure how he is being penalised for not giving a **** and rampaging forward at 5-0 down when they were out anyway. Agree with Uppercut, they arguably wouldn't have been there if not for him.

    Agree with Vimes re: **** team being reactionary. I'm no fan of many of those players but no way most of those are the worst for their positions in this WC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    Agree with Vimes re: **** team being reactionary. I'm no fan of many of those players but no way most of those are the worst for their positions in this WC.
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    Agree with Vimes re: **** team being reactionary. I'm no fan of many of those players but no way most of those are the worst for their positions in this WC.
    In terms of their ability level and general expectations, or rather, how much of a disappointment they were, plenty of the names being mentioned probably are deserving of their place imo.

    I mean, quite clearly, Cavani was not one of the worst forwards in the tournament. He'd walk into a side like Korea or Honduras, whose forwards were obviously of far lesser ability. But nobody expected the forwards of Korea or Honduras to do anything.
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    Yeah, more under-performing team of the tournament as opposed to worst, and with that being the case, Luiz should definitely be in the side.

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