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I genuinely enjoyed watching Tahiti. They played with a lot of heart, looked far more effective going forward on the counter than you'd have expected from pre-tournament

Yeah, they aren't top class players, they arguably had a very naive tactical approach, & they made mistakes, but they added far more to the Confed Cup with their presence than New Zealand shitfesting their way to 1-0 or 0-0.
Agreed, of all the teams I enjoyed them the most, probably helped by the fact that the opponent didn't take them seriously, but who cares
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Tahiti were better off staying home. Before they arrived no one heard about them, now they put their country on the map thanks to being the worst team ever to participate in a FIFA tournament proper.

When Inter's defence look silly/commit mistakes I'll compare us to Tahiti. If we get destroyed I'll say we got Tahiti'd.

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Tahiti were better off staying home. Before they arrived no one heard about them, now they put their country on the map thanks to being the worst team ever to participate in a FIFA tournament proper.

When Inter's defence look silly/commit mistakes I'll compare us to Tahiti. If we get destroyed I'll say we got Tahiti'd.
This is not a proper tournament. This is the NT equivalent of the Club World Cup. No one cares about it (or at least they shouldn't).

Tahiti are great though, making Oceania proud.

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Tahiti were better off staying home. Before they arrived no one heard about them, now they put their country on the map thanks to being the worst team ever to participate in a FIFA tournament proper.

When Inter's defence look silly/commit mistakes I'll compare us to Tahiti. If we get destroyed I'll say we got Tahiti'd.
You know who got Tahiti'd? Your mum
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Tahiti were better off staying home. Before they arrived no one heard about them, now they put their country on the map thanks to being the worst team ever to participate in a FIFA tournament proper.

When Inter's defence look silly/commit mistakes I'll compare us to Tahiti. If we get destroyed I'll say we got Tahiti'd.
Still more likely to get to the WC than Egypt

Anyway, do you really think Tahiti's players regret attending, thinking they should have stayed at home? **** off, they had the time of their lives, particularly as they may never get to play on such a big stage again, in the Maracana, against the World champions.

As cam said, they were enjoyable to watch. They were probably the first "new" team to really gain popular support since Croatia in Euro 96 and WC 98. Obviously Croatia were way more competent than Tahiti, but with the increasing globalisation and media coverage of football then there are no new sides to discover any more, or so it felt. You may not know an entire side, but if you follow football quite closely you'll know a few players at least. Even Zambia's success in 2012 was not entirely surprising after TP Mazembe's success with 6 Zambian players.

What's wrong with enjoying a team who play naively? I don't think anyone was laughing at them, they just enjoyed a side playing in such spirit. Many sides who have recently debuted in a big tournament have performed very cynically. I'm guessing many people found Tahiti's attitude refreshing. I personally enjoyed Greece's 2004 European Championship, but many did not due to their style. Tahiti were determined not only to enjoy themselves, but resisted the temptation to spoil others' enjoyment of their games. Similarly look at lesser nations in European Qualification. Andorra are a bunch of cynical cheats (must be something to do with the Iberian Peninsula). The Faroes get a lot more respect because they try to play, same as Liechtenstein. Guess which minnows also get better results?

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Cam is a Zeman and Tahiti fanboy.

What do they have in common... I wonder.

Mind you I like Zeman for an obvious reason and it's not related to his coaching.
My love of Zeman is in a large part because of what he's said about everybodys least favourite Italian convicted cheats, of course. But yeah, I'm a sucker for teams who just say "fuck it" & know they'll concede 3 or 4 so at least try to score 5 I can absolutely appreciate good defensive football too, but give the choice between the two, yeah, I'll take the naivety & excitement every time.

I can't imagine the Tahiti players will have regretted the experience. They did better than expected. They scored a goal.

I particularly enjoyed Steevy Chong Hue, & I really hope he gets a chance to go full time because he certainly looks capable enough of playing in the lower leagues in England for example. And full-time training will help the lad develop.

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Damn - didn't expect to trigger a reaction like this. You utter fanboys.

I understand sympathy for those who have cancer or can't walk or suffer from blindness, not a ****ing shit football team. alm: :rollani:

If a minor football team causes an upset that's great and admirable, like Bradford in the Carling Cup last season for instance. Or when that amateur French club made the French cup final (Callais? sp?) or the FA Cup upsets throughout the years..

I also loved Greece winning Euro 2004 :thmbup:

Iraq whilst a big name in Asia, but winning the Asian Cup during the US bombing was pretty amazing. That's something I find praise worthy.

Tahiti winning the Oceania or whatever tournament isn't much of an achievement to begin with.

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Tahiti are great though, making Oceania proud.
Ok?

doesn't matter if you or me or others care or not, it's an official FIFA tournament regardless.

Tahiti made Gargano look like Xavi (if you saw the game)

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Still more likely to get to the WC than Egypt

Anyway, do you really think Tahiti's players regret attending, thinking they should have stayed at home? **** off, they had the time of their lives, particularly as they may never get to play on such a big stage again, in the Maracana, against the World champions.

As cam said, they were enjoyable to watch. They were probably the first "new" team to really gain popular support since Croatia in Euro 96 and WC 98. Obviously Croatia were way more competent than Tahiti, but with the increasing globalisation and media coverage of football then there are no new sides to discover any more, or so it felt. You may not know an entire side, but if you follow football quite closely you'll know a few players at least. Even Zambia's success in 2012 was not entirely surprising after TP Mazembe's success with 6 Zambian players.

What's wrong with enjoying a team who play naively? I don't think anyone was laughing at them, they just enjoyed a side playing in such spirit. Many sides who have recently debuted in a big tournament have performed very cynically. I'm guessing many people found Tahiti's attitude refreshing. I personally enjoyed Greece's 2004 European Championship, but many did not due to their style. Tahiti were determined not only to enjoy themselves, but resisted the temptation to spoil others' enjoyment of their games. Similarly look at lesser nations in European Qualification. Andorra are a bunch of cynical cheats (must be something to do with the Iberian Peninsula). The Faroes get a lot more respect because they try to play, same as Liechtenstein. Guess which minnows also get better results?
All this post to defend the worst team ever to play in a FIFA tournament

Don't really care if Egypt make the WC or not (not really fond of the country atm, kinda sick of it actually) but when Egypt did feature they didn't get demolished like this.

And our players were more or less amateurs in 1990.

Egypt's last Confeds Cup showing was kinda better than Tahiti's..

If you tell me that we'll lose 6-1, 10-0 and 8-0, then I'd rather not qualify to begin with!

anyhow last time you said something similar Inter ended up winning the CL (you said that City are more likely to win the CL before Inter), so your cheap shots have backfired before

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lol hossam lol...i think your the coolest bro one of the few ppl i like in this world

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If you tell me that we'll lose 6-1, 10-0 and 8-0, then I'd rather not qualify to begin with!
Right, but you're from a country with 80m+ people, where football is the most popular sport. Heck, I'd be disappointed if Scotland had results like that too, because we're a nation that's been playing football for longer than any country on earth other than England, we've got 5-6m people, football is the most popular sport by far, & we've got one of the highest per capita top flight average attendances in UEFA. But Tahiti isn't one of us.

It's not really about defending Tahiti so much as putting things in perspective. Of course them winning the OFC is impressive. If Madagascar won the African Nations Cup, it'd be impressive. If Nepal won the Asian Cup, ditto. They are a team made up of amateur players, bar one pro with experience in Ligue 2. Now the modern game is an awful lot about fitness, as I'm sure you are away, & obviously you can spend less time working on your stamina if you can only train 2 times a week because you work 9-5 Monday to Friday. When amateur sides go up against full-time pros in the Scottish Cup for example, it can get ugly. Now extrapolate the gap between Greenock Morton & Spain, Uruguay or Nigeria.

What's great about Tahiti's appearance in the Confed Cup is that it will raise money for the TFF which they can put to good use in player development. It'll also hopefully have allowed a couple of their players (though it's not likely to be that keeper!) to catch the eye of European based scouts so they are able to play football full-time, which will only help them improve further.

Ultimately though, what sort of monster doesn't like a good underdog story?

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Ah nice one.

Don't think there'll be as big a scramble for the keeper

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Right, but you're from a country with 80m+ people, where football is the most popular sport. Heck, I'd be disappointed if Scotland had results like that too, because we're a nation that's been playing football for longer than any country on earth other than England, we've got 5-6m people, football is the most popular sport by far, & we've got one of the highest per capita top flight average attendances in UEFA. But Tahiti isn't one of us.

It's not really about defending Tahiti so much as putting things in perspective. Of course them winning the OFC is impressive. If Madagascar won the African Nations Cup, it'd be impressive. If Nepal won the Asian Cup, ditto. They are a team made up of amateur players, bar one pro with experience in Ligue 2. Now the modern game is an awful lot about fitness, as I'm sure you are away, & obviously you can spend less time working on your stamina if you can only train 2 times a week because you work 9-5 Monday to Friday. When amateur sides go up against full-time pros in the Scottish Cup for example, it can get ugly. Now extrapolate the gap between Greenock Morton & Spain, Uruguay or Nigeria.

What's great about Tahiti's appearance in the Confed Cup is that it will raise money for the TFF which they can put to good use in player development. It'll also hopefully have allowed a couple of their players (though it's not likely to be that keeper!) to catch the eye of European based scouts so they are able to play football full-time, which will only help them improve further.

Ultimately though, what sort of monster doesn't like a good underdog story?
I actually mentioned beforehand that I do fancy good underdog stories. I listed examples. Tahiti isn't a good underdog story though. Au contraire.

They won Oceania Cup, yeah, such a feat made the world stop and take notice.. p

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I'm with N4L. Sorry mate it's British mentality to love a good loser ( don't deny TGO, Cam). At first it was fun but in the end it's just crap that they were in what was quite a competitive tournament otherwise.

Would it be great if my local pub team entered the FA Cup (for whatever stupid reason) and got hammered 20-0 by Man United? So brave of them. Meh.

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Why would I deny it? It's surely one of the less unpleasant parts of the British stereotype?

If your local pub team entered the FA Cup & got hammered by Man Utd that'd be incredible. Why? Not because you lost 20-0 but because they'd have made it past 6 rounds of qualifying & the 1st & 2nd round, which would be a marvellous achievement, seeing as the lowest side to make the 3rd round before was from the 8th tier.

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One tahiti player was caught on Doping during Confederation Cup

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In what has to be the stupidest crime in sports history. I mean at least Lance Armstrong got to win a few Tour de France titles for his cheating. What did this choob get? What player was it anyway?

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I imagine it one of those substances that can found in other product and the guy got it without knowing. Considering it is Tahiti, the idea is viable. The player name still secret.

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