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ACN 2008: Raise your hand if you're sick of Egypt

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I'm not. I think they play very good football, have great players and are proving that an African team, full of players based domestically and coached by an African coach can do better than others full of European based stars coached by mediocre European coaches.

Now...having said this, I think the Egyptians have a slight tendency to behave like clowns when ahead in the score.

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But they're too strong for this competition. The whole appeal of the ACN to me was that almost every time there was a new team that would rise up and win, the unpredictability of it was a big enjoyment factor. Now Egypt is wiping the floor with Ivory Coast, last year's finalist, and there's no suspense left.

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But they're too strong for this competition. The whole appeal of the ACN to me was that almost every time there was a new team that would rise up and win, the unpredictability of it was a big enjoyment factor. Now Egypt is wiping the floor with Ivory Coast, last year's finalist, and there's no suspense left.
Let's see what happens in the final...

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I agree with Martin here. I mean it's great for egypt and all egyptfans but as a neutral I was really expecting the unpredictability that the ANC offer. Ive enjoyed most of the games so far though.

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well numerodix.....ill wait untill we take on cameroon in the final n win the cup for our 6th time to raise my hand !!!
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The acn is not for you "neutrals" It's for the african nations first and foremost. If egypt's the best, then so be it.
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You have to hand it to them. To be honest, although the games have been very entertaining (the ACN in general), I haven't been very impressed by the level of play; but rather the 22 physical specimens on the pitch.

Egypt has clearly been the best footballing side in this tournament. But what makes it exciting is that Cameroon could absorb Egypts pressure and skin them on the counter. They are certainly capable of that.

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Egypt don't put enough men forward to be hit on the counter; in fact if I was Egyptian coach I would happily sit back and await the penalty kicks.

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Cameroon won't be able to play the possession game against Egypt.

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No offence but this thread goes beyond the realms of idiocy.

Not even Egyptians gave this team a snowball's chance in hell of reaching the final. We barely managed to make it to the tournament proper (last team to qualify, in fact) eventhough we were drawn in the easiest qualifying group possible. Not to mention the absence of several experienced players and the reservations many had over the backline etc.. and now that Hassan Shehata has silenced his critics it's being deemed as a predictable outcome?

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No offence but this thread goes beyond the realms of idiocy.
When you beat Cameroon in the group stage it was already obvious to me. So yeah, predictable. And the semi final? 4-1? Yeah, very tense indeed.

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Dude, we're in our shittiest form, i didn't expect us to reach the 2nd round actually.

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When you beat Cameroon in the group stage it was already obvious to me. So yeah, predictable. And the semi final? 4-1? Yeah, very tense indeed.
Don't let the big scoreline fool you. El Hadary was in excellent shape and we took 4 of our 6 chances. It's not like we wiped the floor with them..

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To your self deprecating credit the goal against you was the only one that got me out of my seat.

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Yeah, the last two goals we conceded were absolute crackers.

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They arent exciting or such, but they are extremely well built up as a team tactically and covers up for its flaws and strenghtens its strenght with really good teamplay. Plays solid organised football. Not predictable at all, even if they were the champions, and they as a team play much better basic build up play then the others.

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Plays solid organised football.
And that's why they do so well. Opposite to other African nations they stick to their defensive and tactical organisation. Many African defenders tend to make rushes 'till they lose the ball somewhere at the opposite penalty area, which results in a huge space for the opponents to counter. Egypt doesn't. They simply let the attacking minded players to their job. And with a clinical Amr Zaki it turned out great so far.

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post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old February 9th, 2008, 15:10
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im fan of egypt national team they have great player with great coash
i think they will win the cup
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If anything it's good practice for the world cup, when African teams will continually run into Euro teams that rely on organisation and functionality more than flair.

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