View Full Version : Here we discuss football (and the world cup) [+lotsa pictures]

June 23rd, 2010, 10:22 AM
Why Brazil has the best football players ever. (Pelé)

Why Brazil doesn't have the best football players ever. (Rivaldo)

No, I mean really, Brazil has the best football players ever. (idk who)

A common football game in Brazil.

Why Argentina sucks.

Why Argentina really sucks. (Maradona, he's now Argentina's coach)

Don't cry for me Argentina...

OMG Cristiano Ronaldo!


LOL FAIL XD ...or not...

Failness into coolness.

How to successfully complain to the referee if the other guy fell by himself.

How to ignore a troll.



Top that.

or top THAT.

Jabulani lol. (Jabulani is the name of the ball used on the South African World Cup and it is made of EVIL)

http://mypix.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/drogba-emputecido.gif (Drogba)

NEW SERIES: Footblol


Also, Brazil won't win this world cup. We will won the next one, here in Brazil.

June 23rd, 2010, 11:30 AM
Heh, those are some pretty good gifs.

Also, I am sorry to say but in the West Maradona is usually regarded the best football player. :uglything:

Don't Cry For Me Argentina is about fascists (Peronists), Maradona is not a fascist, he is Castro's and Chavez's buddy.

inb4 savages calling it soccer (everything points that football is the proper name for this game)

June 23rd, 2010, 01:00 PM
Garrincha was better than both of them.

June 23rd, 2010, 06:29 PM

Mongo no like vuvuzelas

IMO Pelé actually was a better football player than Maradona, however nowadays he's just doing some stupid advertisements while Maradona actually is doing a good job with Argentina in this world cup

I was looking for a gif of that awesome dive that Maradona did after winning against Peru, but I couldn't find it, so I'll give you guys this


EDIT: And Gedz, that's probably Falcão in the third gif

EDIT 2: Also, Mortal Kombat - Luis Fabiano edition

June 24th, 2010, 05:52 AM

That is more awesome than any dive.

The Hand of God... not so much.

June 24th, 2010, 06:01 AM

June 24th, 2010, 05:10 PM
I seriously hope that the vuvuzelas lose popularity after the world cup ends, they're so freaking annoying.

And I don't want to see Maradona naked if Argentina wins

June 25th, 2010, 01:24 AM
They should be invariably banned over here.

They should have been banned everywhere in Europe right away, actually.

June 27th, 2010, 09:50 AM
Seriously, that goal was in. I'm no expert on the matter, and I'm not really that much of a football fan, but still, that was a goal and it should bloody well be 2-2.
The ref must be blind. Either that or inattentive, or just thick.

June 27th, 2010, 10:05 AM
What match are you talking of, bright dragon?

I didn't see it, but maybe the attacker was positioned behind the final defender when receiving the ball (that is, if he got the ball in a pass, again, I didn't see the match). :v If that is the case, the goal would not be valid.

June 27th, 2010, 10:58 AM
It doesn't matter because we were slaughtered 4-1 by the Jerries.

June 27th, 2010, 11:22 AM
I lol'd so much.

My entire street was cheering, and then all of a sudden there was just groaning.

I was like 'lol, england's goal got disallowed.

June 27th, 2010, 11:34 AM

June 27th, 2010, 08:05 PM

What are you guys talking about it


I'm not sure if this article is actually serious

June 28th, 2010, 05:59 AM
It probably is serious, but the New York Post is one of Murdoch's worthless toilet papers anyway.


Reading that paper won't make you any better and all that comes from it seems without the slightest use.

So don't mind it, it is nothing good anyway.

June 28th, 2010, 03:51 PM
If that front page is true, then the New York Times must suck so unbelievably much.

2-1 victory for us. Woohoo.
Should've been 2-0 though. Just what the hell was the point of a penalty after the last frikking minute? As usual, only the referee sees a point in this.

June 28th, 2010, 04:02 PM
The New York Times are completely different to the New York Post. The latter seems terrible.

After all, it is owned by "Howling Mad" Rupie.

June 28th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Woops, my mistake.

Howling Mad, eh? Sure it ain't 'Downright Stupid'? Really, 'we lost so it sucks' is childish when said by a 7 year old. And this is on the front page of a frikking newspaper. And don't even get me started on the Central Park Tragedy.
People actually buy this?

Edit: Hey Gedz, mind putting all those gifs in links? Not only do they slow each other down, but they also load 1 at a time, cuasing some scrolling issues.

June 28th, 2010, 04:19 PM
So disappointed in England. But not at all surprised, our footballing ills stem from youth level, our technical ability and intelligence on the pitch is miles behind that of the spanish, brazilians, argentinians, dutch, germans...hell nearly everyone, at least we're better than Scotland.

June 29th, 2010, 02:16 AM
The Dutch team will lose the next match though.

That is just a fact.

Also Zant, "Howling Mad" was a reference to the A-team. :uglything:

June 29th, 2010, 07:51 PM
I do believe that Germany will win. Brazil just isn't so good anymore (though I guess it still is sort of good)

and gedz I thought you were better than this

June 29th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Everyone knows this sport is called Soccer So hey, I don't keep up with sports a whole lot, but a bunch of my friends do... does anybody here outside of the USA know about those disallowed goals in two of the USA games that were highly suspicious? I heard they were gonna call an investigation if the US lost that second match.

June 30th, 2010, 09:30 AM
It seems it was not disallowed.


Probably people didn't hear it because of the vuvuzelas.

July 3rd, 2010, 11:04 AM
I'm sure Gedz is very happy right now. Germany-Argentinia 4-0
Also, yay, Brazil kicked the bucket as well. Maybe they should've focusses on playing rather then trying to cripple one of our men, buncha *******s.

July 3rd, 2010, 02:45 PM
The game was just a rough game in general, though. At least that is whast the commenter on the radio said. :v

I can discourage anybody to listen on the radio to a football match. It really plays on your nerves.

Also, my prediction was completely wrong. :)

July 3rd, 2010, 02:57 PM
Oh good, the Argies lost. Now, all we need now is for Germany to crash and the World Cup's good again. :3c

July 3rd, 2010, 03:32 PM
germany are going to win the world cup

July 3rd, 2010, 04:04 PM
He, I wasn't expecting the Netherlands to beat Brazil.

Anyways I do believe I am rooting for Germany now.

*shoots easy goal and hits sidepost*

*recieves rebound and shoots goal and hits sidepost which rebounds onto another sidepost and makes it in*

Yep I just watched the Paraguay vs Spain game a little while ago

July 4th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Those penalties in the middle of the match were weird

And :c Brazil. Oh, well, we were not going to win this world cup anyway

I'm rooting for Spain, since they had a good team quite a few times but never managed to win the world cup.

SUPERtwinky's Ghost
July 4th, 2010, 01:31 PM
[QUOTE=dinosaurshotgun;51458]Everyone knows this sport is called Soccer
Wait! It's not???!!!?!?!?!

July 4th, 2010, 08:41 PM
I do believe that Germany will win. Brazil just isn't so good anymore (though I guess it still is sort of good)

and gedz I thought you were better than this

what makes me a bad person?

also go spain

July 4th, 2010, 11:06 PM
France didn't even get past the group stages and England are out. I'm happy.

Goddamn Henry.

July 6th, 2010, 04:31 AM
I hope the Netherlands will beat Uruguay. Many people are convinced that Uruguay will lose, but I'm not that certain. Uruguay's defence does seem like a mess, though.

Anyway, I don't think what is some sort of recurring joke of the Netherlands never winning the World Cup will be averted. :v

July 6th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Looks like Uruguay made the equalizer. I'm rooting for Netherlands in this one (because of you Vill omg) but I won't be too upset if Uruguay ends up winning.

Germany will hopefully beat Spain.


July 7th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Yup, Uruguay doubtlessly made a good comeback, but so did the Dutch team in the second half. In other words, finally the Dutch team have placed themselves for the World Cup final! Hurrah!

I didn't watch the entire match, I had to go at 89 minutes, so I missed Uruguay's second gaol goal.

I do think Germany will be the other finalist, which would have beautiful symbolic value to the Dutch, but will also likely cause the Dutch team to lose against Germany.

July 7th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Ah, Germany lost, the next World Champion will be a first time anyway.

Discuss or don't. :v

July 7th, 2010, 04:18 PM
It's good that a team who has never won it before will win it this time.

Spain deserved to beat Germany, they were the better team.

I think Spain will beat the netherlands, but anything can happen.

Don't really care who wins, just hope it's an interesting game.

July 8th, 2010, 07:28 PM
germany are going to win the world cup

Wanna bet? :3c

July 9th, 2010, 10:16 AM
germany are going to win the world cup

You should have listened to Paul the Octopus

I think that Spain will win this game, but it's probably going to be pretty boring

I was also thinking that it's weird that Brazil is such a great team however our national teams are mostly unknown

July 9th, 2010, 01:00 PM
No, not Paul the Octopus! D:

Defeated by an octopus!

July 9th, 2010, 01:23 PM
my predictions for this world cup have been atrocious

apart from thinking that england will be awful


spain will win the world cup

July 11th, 2010, 12:35 PM
1 hour, doods.
Cool show by the by. Somehow I doubt 22 men running after a piece-a leather can top that.

July 11th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Aargh, people have been blowing their vuvuzelas quite a lot. I can bear it, but this one was just so out of tone...

So I went to 11 and blasted some power metal.

Anyway, I hope it will be an interesting match, but I doubt it. Both sides will probably plays "like hedgehogs". [/dunglish]

July 11th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Ah, god, ****ing Iniesta. The Spaniards have won the World Cup, just like Paul predicted. Goddamn it.

July 11th, 2010, 04:10 PM
So Spain won.

I'm ok with this since they have the coolest uniform

July 11th, 2010, 04:15 PM
B-B-But orange :<

July 11th, 2010, 04:17 PM
I think that Spain will win this game, but it's probably going to be pretty boring

Oh look I'm Paul II the human, however the game wasn't so boring the attackers were incredibly unlucky, or perhaps the keepers were incredibly lucky

Also the black german shirt or the one from Cote d'Ivoire are cooler

July 11th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Spain won on an invalid goal.

No, I am not being a sore loser, this is just fact. (If you think I am one, you don't know me, but let's show some proof.)




Anyway, Spain would have probably won anyways. I think. Still, it is sore that it was by a goal like this. Many of their missed ones would have been truly desevred. This one wasn't.

Edit: stupid YouTube, why remove it a minute after I posted it?

Direct link
Shot at 0:04 is an offside, very unclear, I can't blame the refereee for not noticing it.

Still, this is rather shameful to FIFA. The World Champion of 2010 won on an offside goal.

July 11th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Even if it wasn't offside it would be invalid, since the goal originated on a goal kick, which was supposed to be a corner since the ball touched a spanish player

This world cup had some pretty lame referees

But Vill, you gotta agree that de Jong deserved a red card for that kick in Xabi Alonso's chest

July 11th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Nah, that's not offside.

Under the old offside rule it would've been, but a few years ago they changed it so they put much more emphasis on interfering with play. You can argue that Iniesta was interfering, but 99% of the time a player doing what Iniesta did would not be considered to be interfering with play.

There's more value in complaining that Elia was fouled or that it should've been a corner kick.

De Jong should've been sent off, Van Bommel probably should've been sent off and Robben could've been sent off for kicking the ball away.

July 12th, 2010, 02:15 AM
Yes, De Jong did a very dangerous action there and was lucky not to get a red card, on the other hand Heitinga didn't deserve being sent off. Why wouldn't I agree on the fault of De Jong's action?

Anyway, this referee just was strict and I think it was for the best of the game.

Okay, so it was not an offside because the ball was not received?

July 12th, 2010, 06:21 AM
I think Webb(the ref) had a decent enough game, with a couple of iffy decisions here and there.

You don't have to touch the ball to be considered to be interfering with play, it's generally given if a player makes an obvious movement towards the ball and/or it effects how others play the ball.

It's very cloudy though, they keep tampering with the offside rule so there's a lot of uncertainty around it. But generally speaking Iniesta wouldn't be considered to be offside because he's not near enough to the ball and isn't obviously trying to go for it.

July 12th, 2010, 06:30 AM
Man, the finals were dispicable. More yellow cards than any other World Cup final ever. They were tied with most within the first - what was it? - twenty minutes? I'm glad Spain won; the Netherlands have been playing dirty and displaying terrible sportsmanship on their way to the finals -- they deserved to lose.

That one judo-kick to the chest should have been a red card! He could've killed the guy! Deliberate fouls left and right. Though I don't think Spain deserved any of the three yellow cards they got; in all three cases, it was clearly an accident. In fact, the one time they did deliberately foul, the ref only gave the oranges a penalty kick; that should've been a yellow card.

It was such a dirty game, I've pondered whether a new rule should be introduced -- if the teams are tied at the end of regulation time, whichever side has fewer yellow cards wins. If they have the same number of yellow cards, whoever has fewer reds. If they have the same number of reds, only then do we go into fifteen minutes each side, and if it's still a tie after that, we look to the cards again. That would be incentive not to deliberately foul.

Because let's face it -- a team intent on playing dirty to win isn't going to be dissuaded from poor sportsmanship by getting yellow cards. The Netherlands proved that last night -- they made sure to strategically only have people who hadn't yet got yellow cards deliberately foul, so they wouldn't get kicked off the pitch (though that one backfired, didn't it?). Taking that to its logical conclusion, a team that has no dignity or shame could make eleven deliberate fouls against their opponent without risking losing a member. That's basically what Netherlands did, and besides being dishonorable, it just wasn't any fun to watch.

I really wish Uruguay had beaten those rotten oranges in the semifinals -- Uruguay/Spain would have been a true spectacle, not the knock-down drag-out brawl that Netherlands/Spain was. Uruguay, like Spain, had fought honorably along the way. With Netherlands in the finals, I literally felt like I was watching a Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Slytherin.

I was glad when Spain took David Villa off the pitch, though. That showoff made terrible goal kicks that were clearly not going to land some five times. If he'd passed instead of trying to score the winning goal himself all the time, the game might not have gone into overtime.

Oh hey, did anybody else get the vibe that everyone was trying way too hard for a header? I think everyone was a bit excitable after Robben got that header against Uruguay. It was pretty funny, actually. Doubly so since Robben looks like Patrick Stewart. Every time he started shouting at the ref, I imagined him talking with Stewarts voice. "Come on, referee, my good sir! Puyol should be sent right off the field for that bit of tomfoolery!"

July 12th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Cool troll, bro.

Spain also did their share of foul play and they certainly deserved some of their yellow cards (not all, but again, at times strict referee, he did keep the game in order). Saying whether it is intentional can be tricky anyway. Though a yellow card for De Jong was mild and it is arguable that red was deserved, saying he might have killed the other person is quite a stretch.

Though I agree that the Netherlands were displaying poor sportsmanship during the finals, this is not true of their way to the finals. Stating that seems more like complete ignorance or trolling. The victory aganst Uruguay was deserved for example, though sometimes the play was rather rough in games, like against Denmark. It is not the case of a single bully nation harassing other teams, though, it is a common mentality in football (at least in Europe).

Your extremely vile views of the Netherlands' team are so myopic it isn't funny anymore.

The finals would not be more interesting with Uruguay in it, it would just be shorter because Spain would have won somewhat easier. Finals are hardly ever interesting.

The running joke has not been averted.

July 13th, 2010, 09:56 AM
I judge things like teams and people like politicians and celebrities according to the best I could expect from myself in the same situation. So like, if a politician has marital troubles and everyone's making a huge deal about it, I'll say give him a break. But a sports team playing dishonorably, I can't write off so easily.

See, I'm the kind of person who plays for the challenge and to better myself. As an example, I'd gladly take on an opponent if I were at a disadvantage, but I'd never, ever want to face someone who was handicapped. By the same token, playing dirty, trying to win by any means necessary, is something I find distasteful. I can't excuse it, and I won't apologize for my ire at the Netherlands World Cup team. I'm sure they're perfectly fine gentlemen off the field, but they played dishonorably and got what they deserved for it. I'm happy they lost. More so than I'm happy that Spain won, because I'm American; I had no vested interest in either team winning. I just really didn't want to see the Netherlands team win after the way they played.

But it is only sports, after all. No reason to get angry at a fellow fan over disagreements about the teams.

As dirty as it was, though, it was a pretty suspenseful match. Even the announcers thought it was gonna go to penalty kicks! I nearly had a heart attack every time one of the teams got near to scoring. I was almost sure the Netherlands team was gonna tie it up right at the end, there, though; Robbens two near-misses alone were so close. I guess it was a pretty good match, dozens of yellow cards notwithstanding. Even the vuvuzelas didn't seem as loud.

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