Arena "The Beautiful Game" - The Official JCC Football (Soccer) Thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by FORCE_SKIN, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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    I wouldn't go that far. It was good, but there have been a number of quality overhead kicks before.
  2. epic Ex Mod

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    England in actually looking decent shocker. They should be about 4 up with the chances they've had.

    No secret they look better with Carrick in there instead of Lampard.

    Welbeck could do with staying on his damn feet tho.
  3. epic Ex Mod

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    Also, to take a leaf out of E's book, Baines should be starting ahead of Cole. Every game.
  4. epic Ex Mod

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    Lampard on for Carrick. Weird substitution.
  5. epic Ex Mod

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    And that's that. Well done. Quarter finals here we come.

    Leave Lampard at home pls.
  6. Everton Force Ghost

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    WE'RE GONNA WIN THE WORLD CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Right?



    EDIT:
    There's no reason - barring injury to Baines - why Cole should ever start for England again.
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  7. FatBurt Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd rather try Luke Shaw over Cole from now on and Lampards time with the three lions is done
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  8. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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    Lord have mercy on whomever else is in a group with Netherlands and a seeded team ...
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    They've cruised through qualifying each of the past 3-4 cycles, but I think much of that has to do with very favorable draws. I don't think they're much better than the terrible team that went out of last Euro in the group stage.
  11. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    I love it when countries like Honduras qualify for the WC. Population of relatively the state of Virginia, and they make it into a field of 32. Well done.
  12. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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    The Dutch always have a quality team yet never seem to win, I hope that will change sometime soon but I'm not optimistic

    Agreed.
    Frankly, after the World Cup I think guys like Cole, Gerrard, Lampard & Carrick should retire from international football. The way forward should include younger people like Townsend not reliance on 30+ year old players.
  13. halibut Ex-Mod

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. The squad that qualifies should be the squad that goes to the cup.
  14. FatBurt Jedi Grand Master

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    Considering the amount of players used how do you drill that down to the 23 that go?

    Is this to be a FIFA edict as well as going alone on this would be suicidal if it were implemented.

    Personally I'd rather take the best possible players who are in form, if that means dropping a player who played in all the qualifiers but has had a poor league season then so be it.
  15. halibut Ex-Mod

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    No, it wouldn't be an edict. But those who get you there should be the ones to play. Same as in domestic cup runs. If you play your reserve team at the start, then they should play in the final should you get there.

    And with back to back wins - the best run of the qualifiers - you pretty much have your squad
  16. Everton Force Ghost

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    Players move in and out of form over the course of a cup run, or the time between qualifying for a major international tournament and actually participating in one.
  17. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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    I think it would be reasonable to say if you didn't make the squad for any qualifiers, you can't be on the squad for the tournament.
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  18. halibut Ex-Mod

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    An international player should not be dropped based on domestic form, that's just silly. It's a different team with a different manager. Schurrle hasn't been good for Chelsea yet banged in a hat trick for Germany
  19. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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  21. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Germany with Iran, Ghana and England. Not a cake walk, but I could live with it.
  22. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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    I got Germany, Italy, and Ghana with USA. I had a mild panic attack and stopped playing for a bit.
  23. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Second try, Germany with Honduras, Ecuador and Bosnia. I'm sending that to FIFA.
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  24. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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    Maybe, but you pick them for the national team based on domestic form. If someone isn't playing well enough to get selected they won't be on the team.
    Townsend got called up because he did well for Spurs, if he plays badly and another player in his position plays well for their club I see no reason not to select them instead.

    And once the big names retire you'll have to pick from in-form club players. Regardless of how well Lampard & co play for England there comes a point when it isn't progressive to play them anymore. Like Giggs at United. I don't want to see 40 year old players fielded at the 2018 World Cup.
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  25. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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    Feeling pretty good about jumping on the Roma bandwagon early right now.