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ratherton
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They just said on TV Ronaldo was hoping to be OK for Saturday and I think they are going appeal Deco's red card

We'll see what happens

jthursto
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What are the odds of it being disregarded? it'd be nice to have deco and ronaldo on saturday.

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from bbc, figo's cleared to play and ronaldo's probably making it back. i'm rooting for england but i dnt understand the English...no offense but...if u win ugly, who cares?? a win is a win. wouldnt u rather muscle out an ugly win than play amazing football and lose?

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Of course a win is a win but it's the lack of tactical ability that the manager has displayed for the last 4 years is a huge concern.

It's like being in a car thats about to crash. You know something bad is going to happen and just sitting their waiting for it.

I can't see Deco being cleared. He was on a yellow card and then got another for holding onto the ball (time-wasting). Can't see what grounds he has to appeal. I would have thought it was more likely that Figo would be suspended as well but FIFA have said he is OK to play.

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yea doesnt seem SGE is doing anything about their form, but looking back, he's the most successful england manager ever

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ziem wrote:yea doesnt seem SGE is doing anything about their form, but looking back, he's the most successful england manager ever
You can prove most things with statistics. He's the worst manager I've ever seen.

I don't know of any England fans who think he's any good. Few if any TV pundits think he knows what he's doing. Below is part of an email I got from a German supporter who goes to all their games

I just don´t understand how the swedish guy could let you play with such a defensive formation. Didn´t he watched our game with Ecuador. They were not even Team , could be called offensive...Alltogether to defensive and too much midfield.

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wait, what happened Maradona 1986? I need info!

ratherton
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He punched the ball in the net cos he's a dwarf and couldn't reach it with his head

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soccerchic_06 wrote:wait, what happened Maradona 1986? I need info!
Maradona had a header in the box and he actually hit it with his hand for them to win the match against England. Everyone calls it the Maradona Hand of God. But I'm sure the English call it a steamy load of BS. At least thats what I call it haha.

Here is a little more info on it. Maradona Hand of God

a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God haha....maradona. what a joke.

This is why England and Argentina have such a huge rivalry. It'd be awesome if they played eachother this time around :)
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ratherton wrote: I would have thought it was more likely that Figo would be suspended as well but FIFA have said he is OK to play.
yeah i think they're gonna let him play after all because of van bommel's reputation. after the little head butt van bommel was simulating like a little wimp. i liked him before this world cup but now i see how he plays dirty, fakes, and provokes players and i dont like him anymore.

he provoked figo. figo head butted him. he should have been suspended but because van bommel faked too much they're not gonna take the head butt into account after all.

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he scored argentina's first goal against england with his fist and got away with it

ratherton
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A music group called The Business wrote a little song about it. It's played constantly in my car

http://www.lyricstime.com/the-business- ... yrics.html

http://tractorboys.net/worldcup2006/mus ... ndball.mp3

jthursto
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haha i like the part about the Falklands war...nice little addition to the song

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yea that was hilarious :lol:

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It gets mention by the supporters when we play them :lol:

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