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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2009, 12:27 Thread Starter
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Opening Game: South Africa vs Iraq

Iraq have had shithouse preparations for this tournament, new coach or coaches ive lost track really, and players who are piss poor. fighting between the government and the FA, no friendly matches prepared, just awful really.

last tournament was the Gulf cup which was a disaster exiting from teh group stages. a poor world cup qualification campaign which saw them exit before the next round.

1st choice goalie noor sabri is in a world of his own. injuries to key defenders. poor players called up because the coach before this guy whos coaching now wanted to put his own mark on the team, hes iraqi. so some of those players were kept and that coach is either assistant or in administration with the FA now.

hopefully a draw.

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What's up with South Africans booing one of their own players? (a white defender)

EDIT: His name is Matthew Booth
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His name is Booth, which they stretch into Boooooooth, whenever he touches the ball, I guess it's so he doesn't feel left out.

But c'mon Parker, got one shot in already!
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Why does it sound like there is a massive swarm of wasps flying above the stadium?
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Why does it sound like there is a massive swarm of wasps flying above the stadium?
yeah fvck thats annoying. or those small engine propeller type of planes.

speaking of awful, the game is pretty shit. south africa are not good at all, and malitunovic(spl) has iraq playing some convoluted formation thats never been done in football. its 3-4-3 but not really. hawar not starting is a shame. karrar is a retard, hes really not good enough and too much of a diving cheat to even be liked.

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this is so boring right now, no tempo, slow build up and bad shooting.

Only the player no. 6 for South Africa shows some kind of excitment.

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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2009, 16:11
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horrendous game so far
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2009, 16:16
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i was looking forward to this tournament for quite some time but first 20 minutes of this game killed all my enthusiasm, meh :depress:
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HAhahahahha own player blocks the ball going into goal

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i'm catastrophed by what i read here.
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South Africa doesn't want to win...

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this match is just incredibly bad

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BTW how come Pienaar wasn't in the starting lineup and was subbed in so late

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Iraq is having problems stringing passes together
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Iraq has been shockingly bad really

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I hope this wasn't a prequel as what to expect of the World Cup next year.

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Iraq sucked way more, hardly had any of the ball at all, but South africa despite having all of the ball, fail at basic off the ball movement or passing, to the point their attacking weapon is goalie kicking it to their attackers.

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Well, the last 15 mins were not that bad, South Africa even had two chances to win it.

Wow, Parker as a last man defending for Iraq.

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I hope no one is allowed to go in with horns in any of the other games, it was ANNOYING how they were constantly blowing those frigging horns

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Really bad game only decent thing about it was hearing the commentator say muhammad ali.
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2009, 17:13
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I hope no one is allowed to go in with horns in any of the other games, it was ANNOYING how they were constantly blowing those frigging horns
Welcome to South African football. You should be thankful, there are these little whistle-type things that are said to be 5x louder than the vuvuzela (horns), but mercifully they've been banned.

Anyway, I blame Santana for this. What kind of idiot starts with 3 DMs at home against Iraq? A half-fit Pienaar is miles better than Benson Mhlongo. Actually, a mortally wounded Pienaar would still be an upgrade.
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