Mbj-11 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 386 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 622 times:
Hey Racko, be careful what you say about England's penalty. There are a lot of touchy people here who take offence to any criticism of "Brittania's" victory, albeit by a very 55:45 penalty call. This cup definitely doesn't have a clear favourite as it stands now, to be honest, Brazil doesn't really look good.
I expect England to succumb to either Nigeria or in the second round, the rest............your guess is as good as mine.
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4851 posts, RR: 20 Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 618 times:
when I wrote my post it was 1-0 for Brasil and they didn't dominate like they did later in the game. That's why I wrote so far.
"and foot up contact in the box is automatically a penalty."
Then we would have many penalties in every game...
The english players had 2 more chances, the shot by Owen was close, Sheringhams shot wasn't. 3 chances in a game is not that much, is it ? They defended their 1-0 and didn't really try to score their second goal.
"What about Spain?"
Spain has always prooved to be absolutely harmless in World Cups, their league is strong, their national team isn't.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 36 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 608 times:
I´m thinking pretty much the same, Racko. Add Portugal to that list who always seem to be a dark horse with their "golden generation".
I don´t really know what to think of it. Italy was not that bad, they had two regular (as far as I could see) goals disallowed.
RE: Brazil - even with 4-0, that was average at best. China were completely harmless. Against such a team, anything less than 8-0 is embarrassing