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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2014, 02:22:23 AM »
Still did better than England would have.

That's not really something we can say. I think we could have beaten Ghana, and at least drawn with if not beaten Portugal (especially with them playing like that), but we'll never know.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2014, 02:30:19 AM »
Mike. You guys couldn't beat fucking Costa Rica.

Who the US national team trounced in last years tourney.

Go fuck yourself. The last second goal Portugal pulled was bad god damn luck.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2014, 02:38:28 AM »
Mike. You guys couldn't beat fucking Costa Rica.

Who the US national team trounced in last years tourney.

Erm, actually, we've not played them yet. And, they seem to be playing exceptionally well right now. I'd be surprised if they don't make at least the Quarter Finals, and they could possibly even go further.

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Go fuck yourself. The last second goal Portugal pulled was bad god damn luck.

And, honestly, we were unlucky against Italy, and to some extent also Uruguay. Plus, both Italy and Uruguay were reasonably good against us, and terrible against Costa Rica.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2014, 04:28:52 AM »
Has this become the official national sports team dickwaving thread now?

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2014, 04:41:42 AM »
Has this become the official national sports team dickwaving thread now?

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I think that's kind-of how sports conversations go....

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2014, 12:50:34 PM »
All they needed was draw, righto?

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2014, 05:16:11 PM »
All they needed was draw, righto?
All the US needs are draws.

That last 30 seconds was utterly bullshit in that game though.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2014, 05:42:43 PM »
All they needed was draw, righto?

No, not quite. A win put the US through outright. A draw means they either need a point against Germany, or to hope that the result between Ghana and Portugal goes their way (basically, the US goes through if it's a draw, Ghana wins by 1 goal and the US only loses by one goal or Portugal win without overturning a massive goal difference deficit).

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2014, 07:35:13 PM »
All they needed was draw, righto?

No, not quite. A win put the US through outright. A draw means they either need a point against Germany, or to hope that the result between Ghana and Portugal goes their way (basically, the US goes through if it's a draw, Ghana wins by 1 goal and the US only loses by one goal or Portugal win without overturning a massive goal difference deficit).

The Portugal-Ghana game is likely either going to be a tie or a Portuguese win. The US is still going to be able to go through if they don't lose too badly and Ghana doesn't stomp. Portugal has basically an impossible situation here for them to advance.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2014, 07:45:38 PM »
All they needed was draw, righto?

No, not quite. A win put the US through outright. A draw means they either need a point against Germany, or to hope that the result between Ghana and Portugal goes their way (basically, the US goes through if it's a draw, Ghana wins by 1 goal and the US only loses by one goal or Portugal win without overturning a massive goal difference deficit).

The Portugal-Ghana game is likely either going to be a tie or a Portuguese win. The US is still going to be able to go through if they don't lose too badly and Ghana doesn't stomp. Portugal has basically an impossible situation here for them to advance.

I'm not sure why you think Ghana obviously can't beat Portugal, given that Ghana drew with the Germans whilst Portugal got stomped by them.

And, the US only goes through with a loss and a Ghanian win if you only lose by one goal, Ghana only wins by one goal and Ghana doesn't score more goals than you do. In that case, you'd go through on the head-to-head result. So, whilst it isn't certain that you'd go out if Ghana wins and you lose, there's a good chance.

On the other hand, a draw does put you (and Germany) through, and it is extremely unlikely that Portugal will catch up the goal difference, so anything other than a Ghanian win does pretty much mean you're through, yes.
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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2014, 02:26:07 PM »
On a different note, did you see what Suarez did? Surely he's going to get a long ban for that (especially since it's the third time he's bitten someone). I suspect Liverpool fans will be hoping it's solely an international ban and not a ban from all competitions.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2014, 06:24:02 PM »
He should be put in asylum for long term observation. It's not his first time when he bit someone.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2014, 06:42:18 PM »
Yeah, this is the third time he's done it. I can't see how FIFA can do anything other than throw the book at him here.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2014, 04:52:18 PM »
Go USA! And Portugal.

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Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2014, 06:56:11 PM »
The US advances. England goes home.


Suck it Mike.