2014 World Cup

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by DerAdlerIstGelandet, Mar 6, 2014.

?

Your favorite to win the tournament.

  1. Spain

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Germany

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. England

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. France

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Argentina

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Brazil

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  7. USA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Nigeria

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ghana

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Belgium

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  11. Netherlands

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  12. Russia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Italy

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  14. Portugal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Other:

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    37,888
    Likes Received:
    1,299
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Congratulations to the Netherlands, bl**dy well done!

    Go Germany!

    Wonder if any of the Argentina players, gonna try for the famous hand of.....well, you know! :lol:
     
  2. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,373
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
    I'm with you,go Germany..It's in my blood also :)
     
  3. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,150
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Argentina the better team in the first half I think. Very enjoyable game sofar.
     
  4. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,373
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
    The Argies should of had at least one as also the Germans at the end of the half,going to be a nail biter.
     
  5. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,150
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Yup, looking forward to it. Adler got a few extra grey hairs now :lol:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    37,888
    Likes Received:
    1,299
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    ......and short of a few nerves! :lol:
     
  7. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,150
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Great game sofar and not the expected walkover for the Germans. I would still say Argentina slightly better. Proves that Argentina is not Brazil.
     
  8. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    37,888
    Likes Received:
    1,299
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Gooooooooaaaaaaaaallllll!!!!!!
     
  9. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,150
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Hmmm, lucky germans again. Applause for Argentina for playing very well. But congrats Germany, a worthy champion.
     
  10. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    12,737
    Likes Received:
    1,402
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Congrats to the German National team and well done Argentina.

    Geo
     
  11. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    43,780
    Likes Received:
    631
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Worthy champions indeed. Messi was anonymous and Schweinsteiger got beat up in extra time.
     
  12. The Basket

    The Basket Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,450
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Boring final.
    yawn
    at least it didnt go to penalties.
    But Germany are worthy winners.
    Mainly because they destroyed Brasil.
     
  13. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,838
    Likes Received:
    743
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Congrats to Germany!
     
  14. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,997
    Likes Received:
    785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    Was not boring if your team was playing. It was far from boring to me!


    So...

    1954
    1974
    1990
    2014

    World Champions!

    Congrats Germany! Well deserved!
     
  15. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,997
    Likes Received:
    785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    I don't think so. Germany had more chances, 67% to 33% ball control and over 50% more completed passes. Argentina was just playing defense and rarely attacked. There were dangerous moments don't take me wrong, but Argentina was far from better.

    The better and deserving team won today.

    Deutschland!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,373
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
    Goetze went from goat to hero in a split second. Congrats Germany. I thought it was a nail biter, the Argies had their chances and blew it....
     
  17. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,997
    Likes Received:
    785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    The thing about Argentina is they played only defense. For the most part they stayed back and let Germany control the ball with the hopes of getting a counter attack goal. You have to play to win, and while Argentina did a great job of keeping Germany from getting into their game, it was Germany that played to win.

    The 4th star is well deserved!
     
  18. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,150
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    which chanel did you watch? I don't think the game was boring at all Argentina had some great chances and so did the Germans.

    Chris, the Argentinians did not play half as defensive as against us. In my eyes they had the best chances for a goal, particulary the first 30 minutes and the first 20 of the second half. Then Germany became better, but did not get many chances. Of course Germany is the better team and rightfully won, but I don't think the difference was that big. Argentina could easily have won and nothing for the Germans to complain about. Lucky for the Germans, the Argentininas are not much of goalgetters.
     
  19. pbehn

    pbehn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,676
    Likes Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    83
    It was a great game which Germany deserved to win though Argentina had their chances. Germany always press high up the park which gives them more chances but they are vulnerable to the counter attack. I don't think its fair to say Argentina didn't play to win they just played differently. In the second half they kept Muller Klose and Ozil fairly quiet. Some of the fouls were brutal but overall a great final, I'm glad it didn't go to penalties.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. stona

    stona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,169
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I don't think Messi, Aguerra and Higuain would agree :)

    A lesson for Brazil is that Germany were without some players, one missing was one of their most influential, but they still won.

    Steve
     
Loading...

Share This Page