Most impressive players so far this tournament

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Post by MUFC1994 » 29 Jun 2010, 17:23

mustahfa14 wrote:Navas has been dangerous, but his crosses have been pretty bad. so half and half
his crosses have been poor, but i haven't seen any great crosses this world cup.
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Post by klc123 » 29 Jun 2010, 17:31

Milner V Solvenia, that was a good cross.

Ball of the tournament, has to be the Germans super goal kick to put England behind.

Don't know about the best player, Klose and Ozil have been magnificent for Germany though.

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Post by Hugh » 29 Jun 2010, 17:32

MUFC1994 wrote:
mustahfa14 wrote:Navas has been dangerous, but his crosses have been pretty bad. so half and half
his crosses have been poor, but i haven't seen any great crosses this world cup.
His crosses have been worse than poor. It's at the stage where just giving Navas the ball and forcing him wide could become a legitimate defensive strategy. He really has been abysmal.

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Post by MUFC1994 » 29 Jun 2010, 17:47

Hugh wrote:
MUFC1994 wrote:
mustahfa14 wrote:Navas has been dangerous, but his crosses have been pretty bad. so half and half
his crosses have been poor, but i haven't seen any great crosses this world cup.
His crosses have been worse than poor. It's at the stage where just giving Navas the ball and forcing him wide could become a legitimate defensive strategy. He really has been abysmal.
It is clearly the Jabulani, not navas. :lol:
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Post by Met » 29 Jun 2010, 19:01

Well, what do you expect if you the reason you in the squad is to be an impact sub? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Fact is if you manage to start, you know if you play bad you are out of the first 11 and you put yourself under more pressure, and you don't play to well. Navas prime example.

Ozil has been impressive and the maturity of Bastian. I still want to see what they do without space and time. Contraeo the Portguese left/right back has been awesome.

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Post by panchester07 » 29 Jun 2010, 19:38

Ozil has been impressive and the maturity of Bastian. I still want to see what they do without space and time. Contraeo the Portguese left/right back has been awesome.
True he's won almost every 1 on 1 vs Torres today and he's been great the first 3 games. He's flirting with Bayern Munchen and might end up signing a contract with em for next season.

Speaking of left full backs I think Michelle Bastos has been really good.
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Post by LiveTheDream » 02 Jul 2010, 05:00

mustahfa14 wrote:Iniesta is the best player in the world along with messi, imo. And xavi has been playing fine, and so has navas. Navas has been dangerous, but his crosses have been pretty bad. so half and half

Honda has been an eye opener.
Veron on argentina, i like his style of play.
Villa- how can we not mention him?
Elia/sneidjer/robben- all have been dangerous and have been playing well
robinho- not the best game the other day, but he was their best player in the group stage. He kept some magic in brazil's play

and then schweinsteiger. quality player he has become
Agreed! Villa's done well this tournament I think (well, except for that Englandesque penalty ;) ), really surprised he hasn't been mentioned much!

Also really liking the look at Ozil - big future ahead for him, make no mistake.

Also, from an NZ perspective, mention HAS to go to Simon Elliott. The guy is 36, doesn't have a club, yet he played amazingly for the All Whites. Shows that passion wins over cash any day - a theme most of you will have probably picked up on especially in the NZ vs Italy game :wink:
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Post by klc123 » 02 Jul 2010, 21:53

I really hope Ozil stays at his club, instead of moving to a team like Real Madrid who will ruin him.

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Post by NewBornProdigy » 02 Jul 2010, 21:57

Forlan. Serious contender for player of the tournament
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Post by klc123 » 02 Jul 2010, 22:55

Serious contender for goal of the tournament too, with that free kick.

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Post by soccer11 » 02 Jul 2010, 23:00

despite Gyan missing that penalty today, I feel he had a really good tournament. He was always in the middle of every Ghana attack all world cup.
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Post by Pichichi » 03 Jul 2010, 16:14

I don't know about you all, but I am still in shock about the Germany game and how fu**ing good Schweinsteiger is. That was a legendary performance by him, amazing

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Post by 2brown347 » 03 Jul 2010, 16:18

Pichichi wrote:I don't know about you all, but I am still in shock about the Germany game and how fu**ing good Schweinsteiger is. That was a legendary performance by him, amazing
Ya, I've always liked Schweinsteiger but I didn't realize how much better he's gotten until the Australia game and he's been solid all the way.

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Post by soccer11 » 03 Jul 2010, 18:20

He's been good all tournament. How about the golden ball for Bastian Sweinsteiger? I can't pinpoint a player who's been more integral to their team than he has.
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Post by 2brown347 » 03 Jul 2010, 20:46

soccer11 wrote:He's been good all tournament. How about the golden ball for Bastian Sweinsteiger? I can't pinpoint a player who's been more integral to their team than he has.
Because his role doesn't have him in the spotlight I doubt it but he's who I'd give it to. I'd say it depends on the winner.

Germany - Muller (shouldn't be but I bet it would) or Klose (also shouldn't be)
Spain - Villa or Iniesta
Netherlands - Sneijder (unless Robben steps up next to games and overshadows him)

but in my book it should be Sweinsteiger no when Germany finish unless someone really steps up their play.

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