Juanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
Don't worry Banco, there is a huge difference between our qualifier systems; we are almos half way down and its really interesting because each team has to play against all the others in the region; from the ten teams in the region 9 have qualified to a world cup.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
England vs Wales is the interesting one, the last time we got to watch a meaningful match between the home nations was England vs Scotland in Euro 96. A repeat scoreline from that day tomorrow will do me fine thanks.
Juanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
Venezuela is the only team that has never been to a WC; Ecuador went in 2002, Bolivia in 1994, Peru way back in 1982, 1978, 1970...Colombia in 1962 and the three world cups in the 90s, as well as the usual representatives Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, and Brasil which I think is the only team that have gone to all the WCs...
Juanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
I wish we could...but it won't happen...perhaps it will be the same that happened four years ago, we were defending with 11th players the whole game and in the last minute they scored; they are dammed lucky. But at least they are not Argentina.....I don't want to start writing nasty things here so I better shut up.
Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4261 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Quote by Juanr #10:
"...we were defending with 11th players the whole game and in the last minute they scored..."
Judging by the semifinal game in Lima, Colombia didn't change tactics much in four years When teams attack Brasil or Argentina, those teams probably will lose. But they MAY also win. Better odds than hanging from the goalposts, then you probably will lose, and not have a chance to win at all.
BTW, you can say all the nasty things you want Juanr, it's not a big deal. I realized many Colombians had strong opinions when I first met some. At first I was really surprised because I didn't undersand it. 'Roces' (because I woudn't call them fights) between Colombians and Venezuelans are easy to figure, but not Colombians with Argentines. When I did understand it better I found it odd since Argentina is far from Colombia, we honestly don't have much daily interaction.
People in Argentina don't have 'serious' (that is, informed) opinions of your country because frankly it's not often in the radar screen. After 1993 people took more notice of Colombia, specially the football players and since then of course many come to play in the Argentine League, but beyond that your country is still rather unknown.
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Md11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Why is Kazakhstan playing in the European Qualifiers at not the Asian? As far as i know, Kazakhstan is a Central Asian country, therefore should play with the likes of Uzbekistan, Thailand, Japan, Saudia Arabia..etc.
Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4261 posts, RR: 12 Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Not anymore, over 10 years. In a ironic twist, this game that for Colombians is very important makes it easier to befriend them, if you self-depricate! My first experience wasn't the best, but in College I met much friendlier Colombians. Two of them are good friends of mine, one a very educated 'Rolo', the other from Medellín.
From what I saw, they are Colombians of middle and upper class whom left for Florida to live, study or for security. Many seemed to know quite a bit about Argentina: they've watched our TV (videomatch, verano eterno, etc), know argentine motion pictures, and listen to Argentine Rock, specially Invasion Rock of the 80s: Soda, Cadillacs, Enanitos, Charly, or even early 70s Acoustic Rock like Sui Generis.
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David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 14 Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
England won 2-0. Did Wales turn up today? Very disappointed in their performance as it allowed England to dominate the game without having to exert themselves. Iy'll be interesting to see whom Fifa give the 1st goal to as the referee has indicated that it is Lampard but the footage shows it taking a big deflection of Owen's heel.
2nd goal by Beckham was outstanding - 25 yard curling shot into the top right hand corner of the goal. ON antoher day, the score could have 4-0 or 5-0 as Rooney played well, causing mayhem for the Welsh defence; he did make 1 mistake in not cutting back to any out of Defoe, Owen or Beckham when the score was 1-0.
Then we had the excellent play by Beckham to get himself booked so that he misses the game against Azerbaijan (no-one seems to have worked out that it's better for England if he misses that game than against better opponents!).
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 50 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
Scotland - Norway 0-1.
A very even match, but Norway got the winning goal after one of the Scotland defenders forgot he wasn't a goalkeeper, and saved what would have been a Goal using his hand. Red card, and penalty for Norway. Former Tottenham and Wolverhampton player Steffen Iversen scored, and that was it.
Scotland produced their share of chances, and came closest after 2 saves off the line in 5 sec. (And I don't care what any scots say, the ball was never over the line.)
Paul Dickov should have been suspended in the first half, but was still Scotlands best player on the field.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
A good performance by England, the defence was solid, Campbell and Ferdinand were rock solid. Up front Rooney was outstanding, Owen looked sharp. Spare a thought for Frank Lampard, he get's better with every England game. And last but not least, Beckham reminded us he is still a world class player, that shot was a blinder. An all round good display by England.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
France held Ireland (I say this because, well.. Ireland played much better than France) in Paris, a great game and unlucky that Ireland couldn't have put a couple past the ever exuberant Barthez. Did anyone see that Slovenia beat Italy? Good thing I say, Italy need a kick up the backside as they are surely at the moment one of the weakest Italian sides ever.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
Do we not have any Portuguese to give us a reaction?
I too was very disappointed with Wales on Saturday. We know that England are obviously a much superior side, but the local pride element often reduces that gap somewhat. I always thought England would win, but I really thought Wales would give them a hard time. In reality it was a cruise, a real 2-0 thrashing in that England could easily have had six. I suppose the match in Cardiff might be a bit different.
As for Scotland, it's now gone beyond funny. Since 1998 us English have laughed at their decline into minnows, but am I alone in wincing now every time I hear they've gone behind? It's no fun when they're as bad as this.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
25 PhotoLPPT: Well, I'm not a very big soccer expert but I'll try to give you a feeling of what are the stories here in the sports newspapers. I am very disappointe
26 Airsicknessbag: My country doesn´t need to go through this process, so I just have to cheer the country where I lived for the past three months: Honduras! They´re
27 Banco: I'd keep supporting Honduras, Daniel. They've got a better chance than this current German team. According to the mighty Mr Beckham, he got himself de
28 Andreas: Banco, old friend, so good to see that some things never change in this turbulent world of ours, and that is your unswerving believe in the most "un-d
29 Banco: True enough, Andreas. Though in my unguarded moments I would look at this current side and say it is just starting to look like one of the more accomp
30 Andreas: Maybe it's time to find a job for your girlfriend that enables her to keep a closer eye on you. Lately you seem to have many unguarded moments...actua
31 Banco: I did. As well as the picture of Maier wandering on to the training pitch with a bottle of beer in his hand. Kahn is past it now. He was a very good '
32 Andreas: I strongly suspect that Lehmann is much better than any English keeper , same goes for Kahn. I can assure you there are some extremely good younger ke
33 Banco: I don't doubt you have young keepers coming through - that's what I was asking you, you silly boy! Lehmann better than any English keeper? Hmmm. Diffi
34 Andreas: Actually Klinsmann is a guy that keeps the masses divided: Like him a lot or hate him. I've never understood that, he never seemd to me to be a polari
35 Banco: You've no idea (because you're German and you always win the damn things) how painful it is to watch even repeats of penalty shootouts like that. Near
36 Andreas: But I do know quite well from lots of occasions just how painful it is for you guys to even watch the re-runs It was very funny to listen to some of t
37 Banco: At some point, you know, you are going to lose a penalty shoot-out (well, you will if you ever manage to get past the first round again in future). Sc
38 Andreas: Schadenfreude...yes indeed it is, and maybe someday...in the veeeeery distant future you may get an idea how it feels like in real life, you know...no
39 Banco: I think the Sun has spent most of its time recently laughing at your current economic malaise. Now, that's schadenfreude pretty much defined (naturall
40 Andreas: Ah yes, I don't read that much Sun actually...but it's pretty disgusting to laugh about people that get poorer and poorer (and we do have quite a few
41 Banco: I never said I didn't like the slagging off, you cretinous Teutonic fool, I merely said that from time to time it is interesting to actually ask each
42 Andreas: Sorry can we postpone this until tomorrow, I've got to go right now!! Can you come up with some new exciting insults for me then? I mean REALLY new...
43 Arsenal@LHR: don't think Lehmann is exactly top notch, Top notch enough to play for Arsenal. Kahn is past his shelf life, his career ended against England in the 5
44 Andreas: his career ended against England in the 5-1 thrashing Er...um...Arsenal, right after that he went on to be vice world champion in 2002...can't quite r
45 Banco: I don't think he was past in 2001 or 2002. Kahn was the reason Germany got to that final, that and serendipity removing anyone who could actually play
46 Andreas: Right, can we leave the trivialities behind us now that Arsenal is back at school hopefully and have a serious discussion on football before we start
47 Banco: Well, we'll see, won't we? I don't think there's any way of knowing at this stage. Obviously, that's why he needs to be looked after. I do think that
48 Andreas: Banco you ARE very old and reactionary, trust me! You seem to be repeating what I said above...that his move to ManU was probably the best thing that
49 GKirk: Berti must go! Gord save us! Strachan, Levin, Smith, Graham We want a Scottish manager! Or at least someone who the players can understand!
50 Banco: I think Vogts will go because of his transparent lack of success. Having said that, if you believe that getting a Scottish manager will create some ki
51 GKirk: Banco, ye of foolish nature Rangers HAVE the top youth academy in Britain. (fair enough it was only opened 2 years ago) Celtic have none.