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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: World cup cliches... Reply with quote

Lets exorcise a few...

Brazil - play to the rhythm of the samba
Holland - the nearly men who tend to fall apart from within
Germany - not the team they once were
England - time for the big name players to make their mark
Spain - always start poorly
Italy - cynical
France - romantic
Costa Rica - unfancied plucky little underdogs
Belgium - great team on paper
Colombia - dark horses
Argentina - will we see the real Messi at last
Uruguay - for a country with only 3.5 million inhabitants....

..etc.. etc... sleepy2
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: World cup cliches... Reply with quote

thad wrote:
Lets exorcise a few...

Brazil - play to the rhythm of the samba
Holland - the nearly men who tend to fall apart from within
Germany - not the team they once were
England - time for the big name players to make their mark
Spain - always start poorly
Italy - cynical
France - romantic
Costa Rica - unfancied plucky little underdogs
Belgium - great team on paper
Colombia - dark horses
Argentina - will we see the real Messi at last
Uruguay - for a country with only 3.5 million inhabitants....

..etc.. etc... sleepy2


Home before the postcards .......??????
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linekers view on Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QiKwzuZYg&feature=youtube_gdata
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astral Voyager wrote:
Linekers view on Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QiKwzuZYg&feature=youtube_gdata

They do tend to get down the line well it must be said.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr.T. wrote:
Astral Voyager wrote:
Linekers view on Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QiKwzuZYg&feature=youtube_gdata

They do tend to get down the line well it must be said.

They can smoke out a crack in the opposition defence too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thad wrote:
Mr.T. wrote:
Astral Voyager wrote:
Linekers view on Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QiKwzuZYg&feature=youtube_gdata

They do tend to get down the line well it must be said.

They can smoke out a crack in the opposition defence too.


They do tend to hold a high line......
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil T wrote:
thad wrote:
Mr.T. wrote:
Astral Voyager wrote:
Linekers view on Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QiKwzuZYg&feature=youtube_gdata

They do tend to get down the line well it must be said.

They can smoke out a crack in the opposition defence too.


They do tend to hold a high line......


I snorted out loud when I read that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course... any match in Brazil is not complete without the obligatory crowd shot....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thad wrote:
Mr.T. wrote:
Astral Voyager wrote:
Linekers view on Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QiKwzuZYg&feature=youtube_gdata

They do tend to get down the line well it must be said.

They can smoke out a crack in the opposition defence too.


They won't get a sniff if Ivory Coast hit form

Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: World cup cliches... Reply with quote

thad wrote:
Uruguay - for a country with only 3.5 million inhabitants....

Bang on cue both channels managed to slip it into their commentaries, my curiosity prompted a spot of academic research and I found the results quite interesting, notably some of the names in the last dozen:

Population (in millions) Country FIFA Ranking (as of Nov. 2013)
317.174 USA 14
201.033 Brazil 10
173.615 Nigeria 36
143.6 Russia 22
127.29 Japan 48
118.395 Mexico 20
80.548 Germany 2
77.029 Iran 45
65.834 France 19
59.86 Italy 7
53.012 England 13
50.22 Korea 54
47.352 Colombia 4
46.704 Spain 1
40.117 Argentina 3
37.9 Algeria 26
24.659 Ghana 24
23.266 Australia 59
23.202 Ivoiry Coast 17
20.387 Cameroon 51
16.809 Netherlands 9
16.635 Chile 15
15.627 Ecuador 23
11.176 Belgium 11
10.815 Greece 12
10.562 Portugal 5
8.555 Honduras 41
8.085 Switzerland 8
4.667 Costa Rica 31
4.291 Croatia 16
3.791 Bosnia 21
3.286 Uruguay 6
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