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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Tbf to Spain, it's not like they totally shut up shop. It struck me that they realised France were just so totally pedestrian that once they scored their goal they didn't need to get out of first gear to see them off. All they had to do was go through the motions and wait for the clock to run out. They didn't park the bus, France were just rubbish.
    Spain rarely park the bus in the traditional sense. They have just perfected the art of keeping posession without trying to do anything substantial with it for large periods.

    Often comparison is made with Barca in this regard, but the Spanish team just takes it to a different level without any direct players.

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    Btw, i am a bit surprised no team so far has tried to do what the Dutch did to Spain in the WC final with relative success. I.e Roughen them up and get at them physically besides playing on the counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Spain rarely park the bus in the traditional sense. They have just perfected the art of keeping posession without trying to do anything substantial with it for large periods.

    Often comparison is made with Barca in this regard, but the Spanish team just takes it to a different level without any direct players.
    Thank you for sharing your insight with us fountain of knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Btw, i am a bit surprised no team so far has tried to do what the Dutch did to Spain in the WC final with relative success. I.e Roughen them up and get at them physically besides playing on the counter.
    Because with a half-decent ref any team taking that approach would quickly find themselves down to 10, 9 or 8 men.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Thank you for sharing your insight with us fountain of knowledge.
    Welcome to the World of Internet Forum's where people share their opinion. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Welcome to the World of Internet Forum's where people share their opinion. Hope you enjoy your stay.
    I'll welcome you to the World of grammatical proficiency once you iron out your bad habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Because with a half-decent ref any team taking that approach would quickly find themselves down to 10, 9 or 8 men.
    Depends how cleverly you do it. Not talking about De Jong style Kung Fu Kicks obviously, but just enough to let them know they are in for a physical contest. Many teams have done it in major tournaments over the years and Referee's are always cautious with sending off's in such Championships, especially for persistent fouling.

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    That's been the only down-side of Germany being in transition over the last 4 years. I would back a typical Germany side to beat Spain. They wouldn't bottle it like the other sides have done. You can get at Spain, just teams don't keep the ball long enough to do it, or when they get the chances they miss. France had numerous promising positions in the earlier stages of the second half, they just messed them up with poor passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I'll welcome you to the World of grammatical proficiency once you iron out your bad habits.
    Well, that's very kind of you, but i am already in that overrated and over emphasized world as far as my first 2 languages are concerned. Can live with having some bad habits wrt the grammar of a 3rd, as long as i get the basic point across.

    And that is part b of your tutorial to Internet forums - Irrelevant/off - topic chat.
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