Chuft-Captain wrote:Well, the Dutch tactic was just to get in there and disrupt the Spanish game as much as possible, rather than playing their own game. Unfortunately that made for a very messy and antagonistic game with most of the dutch team yellow-carded, and 1 sent off.
It was a pity because it was NOT a "beautiful game", and I think the Dutch team is better than that. I guess that was their strategy (and it may have got them a result) but in the end, I think the best team won.
Yes, I think the better team won the final which was ruined by a very cynical and maybe understandable approach by the Dutch. Perhaps the fan I quoted was actually refering to his teams playing tactics from their 10 outfield "hatchetmen".
Fenerit wrote:Forlan = World Cup's best player (rightly, imho)
Yes I thought Diego Forlan was outstanding - he was one of very few players to totally master the jabulani, but I thought Thomas Mueller had better all round play, at least he deservedly won the young player of the tournament and the golden boot.
So it's congrats to New Zealand....the real World Cup winners
A few thoughts,
So Paul completed a 100% success rate, but if he can correctly predict the result of a football match, how would he have coped if he had to predict all three of New Zealand's group matches this World Cup?
Does this mean he has the power to eliminate the drawn game entirely from football ?
and one last thought,
There's no doubt that octopus sales will now greatly increase down at the local petstore......
.....so I shall be calling my Octopus....LOTTO!
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