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Xose

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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #120 on: July 07, 2010, 08:33:51 PM »

Congratulations to you as well!! ;)

You are right: neither Spain, nor Nederland won the World Cup. So, this next Sunday another page of the football history will be written down...

Best for all!! ;)

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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #121 on: July 08, 2010, 07:36:49 AM »

Good luck in the final, Xose and Raxo. May the best team win.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #122 on: July 08, 2010, 08:22:54 AM »

Well done Spain. Looking forward to the final. :) It's Torres V Kuyt for me. heheh

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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #123 on: July 08, 2010, 08:26:04 AM »

I see the psychic octopus got the result correct again!

BBC News - German 'psychic' octopus predicts victory for Spain

Do you think I could get him to choose my lotto numbers this week?   ha2ha


Everybody sing along ..... "I'd like to be... under the sea ....."
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #124 on: July 08, 2010, 09:10:30 AM »

Good luck in the final, Xose and Raxo. May the best team win.
The same :) ... the final proves that well played football and Europe has al-ready won this World Cup, whoever won ...

Well done Spain. Looking forward to the final. :) It's Torres V Kuyt for me. heheh

For me it's more Xavi (my MVP of this World Cup) vs Sneijder and/or Villa vs Robben ... ;)
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #125 on: July 08, 2010, 04:03:11 PM »

Just watching my Liverpool players but your right of course. heheh
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #126 on: July 08, 2010, 04:30:59 PM »

So, what's these messages in the Spanish media all about? That Holland is not much more than Sneijder, Robben and an agressive midfielder called Van Bommel? That Holland reaching the final was a matter of pure luck? That Spain is virtually world champion already? That Spain had rather played the final against a "real" team like Brazil?

Self confidence is one thing. Plain arrogance is another.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #127 on: July 08, 2010, 08:41:55 PM »

So, what's these messages in the Spanish media all about? That Holland is not much more than Sneijder, Robben and an agressive midfielder called Van Bommel? That Holland reaching the final was a matter of pure luck? That Spain is virtually world champion already? That Spain had rather played the final against a "real" team like Brazil?

Self confidence is one thing. Plain arrogance is another.

In sports it's always good to be underestimated.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #128 on: July 08, 2010, 09:13:33 PM »

So, what's these messages in the Spanish media all about? That Holland is not much more than Sneijder, Robben and an agressive midfielder called Van Bommel? That Holland reaching the final was a matter of pure luck? That Spain is virtually world champion already? That Spain had rather played the final against a "real" team like Brazil?

Self confidence is one thing. Plain arrogance is another.

I agree.
Actually, of the two teams in the final, I have thought that the Netherlands have looked the best of the two throughout the tournament, not Spain.
To be honest, after watching the group stage I didn't expect either of these teams to reach the final - I thought it might be Germany, or Argentina, or Brazil.
The Netherlands were probably 4th on my list of likely winners.
Until the match against Germany, Spain haven't looked anything special at all to me. Yes, they're definitely in the top ten teams (unlike England!!  roll:)  ) but I don't think they have any cause to be arrogant about playing against the Netherlands.

But having said that, I'm pleased that two teams are in the final who haven't won the World Cup before. And both teams have done really well to get to the final, especially considering that Germany, Argentina and Brazil were all playing so well in the early stages of the tournament.

I'm totally neutral when it comes to these two teams so I just hope it's a great match on Sunday. Good luck to all you Spain and Netherlands supporters.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #129 on: July 09, 2010, 09:35:44 AM »

To be honest, after watching the group stage I didn't expect either of these teams to reach the final - I thought it might be Germany, or Argentina, or Brazil.

If you look at their results in the last few years, this is truely a "clash of the titans" though.

- Spain and The Netherlands are the only two countries that won all their WC qualification matches.
- Since 2007, Spain has won no less than 50 of their 55 matches and they've lost just two.
- The Netherlands won their last ten matches and haven't lost a single match since September 2008.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #130 on: July 09, 2010, 09:48:07 AM »

Yes. And Spain is currently Europe's champion...  ;D

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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #131 on: July 09, 2010, 11:42:42 AM »

Paul the octopus has chosen Spain as the winner:

ESPAÑA gana a HOLANDA segun el Pulpo PAUL el Mundial 2010


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #132 on: July 09, 2010, 12:10:41 PM »

Paul the octopus got 2 of the 6 matches he predicted for Euro 2008 wrong, including the final.

Mani the parakeet on the other hand had all quarter and semi finals of this tournament right and he predicted that The Netherlands will win:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/07/08/VI2010070803784.html

So it's not just Spain vs. The Netherlands this Sunday, it's also the octopus vs. the parakeet.

:)
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #133 on: July 11, 2010, 09:19:57 AM »

Holland 2:1  ;D
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #134 on: July 11, 2010, 12:13:14 PM »

I've been a football fan my whole life, but I've never been nearly as nervous for a match as I am today. Until this week, the concept of The Netherlands in a World Cup final was something from a long time ago, from before I was even born. And my dad to this day still changes the channel whenever footage from the 1974 and 1978 finals comes on. So this is truely a historical day for Dutch football. We can erase the "traumas" from 32 and 36 years ago. The generation Sneijder-Robben-Van Persie can push the legendary Cruijff-Van Hanegem-Neeskens and Van Basten-Gullit-Rijkaard generations to the background forgood.

I'll be a nervous wreck during the match today.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2010, 09:31:08 PM »

Well done Spain!

I thought before the match that the Netherlands would win it, but Spain did brilliantly in the final.

Congratulations to all the Spanish fans.
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #136 on: July 11, 2010, 09:35:06 PM »

Spain played better, if a bit. They seemed to be more active and better in offence.
Congratulations Spain!
The Netherlands has been really great the whole World Cup. Congratulations too!  :)
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #137 on: July 12, 2010, 05:44:06 AM »

ESPAÑA!!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2010, 06:34:15 AM »

Jubilations and commiserations. Well done Espana!  :)
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Re: World Cup 2010
« Reply #139 on: July 12, 2010, 07:15:57 AM »

Congratulations Xose and Raxo.
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