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      Diego LFC
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #210 : Mar 26, 2011 03:56:17 pm »
      Muslera is sh*t, but he's still a lot better than Castillo, who is not only 100% crap but also very small, I'll never understand how he ever became a professional goalkeeper, I'm serious in saying he's the worst keeper I've ever seen at the top level, he played for Botafogo here in Brazil.
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      Reply #211 : Mar 26, 2011 04:38:23 pm »
      For those who haven't seen it yet..

      Estonia vs. Uruguay 2:0 - March 25, 2011

      :lmao: :lmao:

      He's so embarrassing!
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      Reply #212 : Mar 26, 2011 07:11:37 pm »
      WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ! :D

      That was a nice one. On Tuesday we gonna beat Serbia too ;) We beated them 1-3 away last time and now we gonna repeat that result :P

      Come on Estonia !
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      Reply #213 : Mar 26, 2011 07:47:46 pm »
      Muslera is sh*t, but he's still a lot better than Castillo, who is not only 100% crap but also very small, I'll never understand how he ever became a professional goalkeeper, I'm serious in saying he's the worst keeper I've ever seen at the top level, he played for Botafogo here in Brazil.
      I agree his is complete sh*t but are you serious on the height issue??
      Best keeper of all time, maybe tied with Yashin was Ladislao Mazurkiewicz. Really small.You can name tons of great keepers that compensate height with agility.
      Not the case with castillo. sadly!
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      Reply #214 : Mar 26, 2011 07:54:06 pm »
      Football has changed though, physical attributes like height and athleticism have become much more important compared to the early days. The sport has become alot more professional.
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      Reply #215 : Mar 26, 2011 08:00:00 pm »
      Football has changed though, physical attributes like height and athleticism have become much more important compared to the early days. The sport has become alot more professional.
      True, but still agility and reflexes can compensate height for a keeper IMO
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      Reply #216 : Mar 26, 2011 08:03:00 pm »
      Best keeper of all time, maybe tied with Yashin was Ladislao Mazurkiewicz.

      Just on this point, I'd throw Gordon Banks in with them two.
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      Reply #217 : Mar 26, 2011 08:10:10 pm »
      True, but still agility and reflexes can compensate height for a keeper IMO
      Maybe to an extend, but never fully obviously. Like I said, the sport has become alot more professional and competitive. The good tall keepers have good reflexes and agility aswell. Not that I consider Mazurkiewicz to have been that short for that time. Campos for instance was alot shorter. But these days keepers like Akinfeev and Cesar are considered short.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #218 : Mar 26, 2011 08:20:33 pm »
      I never said small keepers are necessarily crap. But height obviously help for his position, doesn't it? So, being crap AND small only makes Castillo even worse. He's a total joke of a player. The same could be said for center backs, for example. Still, Fabio Cannavaro is 'only' 1.75m and was a fantastic player. They're exceptions though.


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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #219 : Mar 26, 2011 10:37:18 pm »
      Scotland team:

      McGregor,
      Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Crainey,
      Adam,
      Morrison, Brown, McArthur, Whittaker,
      Miller

       :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

      Folk withdrawing....it's Brazil!

      Still as long as Harry Potter doesn't wait until the 90th min for Danny to enter. Get Caldwell to Wigan!  :f_steam: :f_steam:
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #220 : Mar 27, 2011 12:26:02 am »
      Hadn't realized that this US v. Argentina was being played only a few miles from home. I would have gone if I'd known.  >:(
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #221 : Mar 27, 2011 12:41:48 am »
      Anyone saw that wonderful ball by Johnson to Young?
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      Reply #222 : Mar 27, 2011 12:43:14 am »
      The USA vs Argentina game is level at 1 each.
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      Reply #223 : Mar 27, 2011 02:30:19 am »
      The USA vs Argentina game is level at 1 each.
      That's the final.

      I only saw the last 20 minutes. Pretty entertaining. The US held its own. They were surrounding Messi anytime he got the ball. Apparently the 1st half was dominated by Argentina. Then a nice 2nd half goal by 18 year old Juan Agudelo tied it up for the Americans.

      79,000 in attendance in New Jersey.
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      Reply #224 : Mar 27, 2011 02:32:29 am »
      Looked like they got a good sized crowd there. Glad to see it.
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      Reply #225 : Mar 27, 2011 03:17:29 am »
      The new young talent coming out of the USA National Youth Training Camp is absolutely amazing. Really excited to see Chandler, Ream, Agudelo, all the young guys really making impressions in the MLS and on the National Stage. So pleased to see a steady rise in talent coming from the United States, we are a futbol starved nation sometimes and for far to long we had to settle for mediocre domestic expectations. With the recent success of the MLS though and ESPN's coverage of the World Cup and US Men's National Team the future is looking bright.
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      Reply #226 : Mar 27, 2011 03:22:02 am »
      Watched the World Cup when i was over in the States. Soccer is small change over there on a commercial level, but a lot of the school kid stuff seems to be developing well. Wouldn't mind signing one or two in the not so distant future
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #227 : Mar 27, 2011 03:45:33 am »
      The new young talent coming out of the USA National Youth Training Camp is absolutely amazing. Really excited to see Chandler, Ream, Agudelo, all the young guys really making impressions in the MLS and on the National Stage. So pleased to see a steady rise in talent coming from the United States, we are a futbol starved nation sometimes and for far to long we had to settle for mediocre domestic expectations. With the recent success of the MLS though and ESPN's coverage of the World Cup and US Men's National Team the future is looking bright.

      Think they're all overrated myself.

      I do rate Diskerud and Agudelo (not that much), though.
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      Reply #228 : Mar 27, 2011 03:58:40 am »
      Think they're all overrated myself.

      I do rate Diskerud and Agudelo (not that much), though.
      Overrated compared to whom exactly? The US National Team starting XI outside of Holden, Bradley and Altidore are getting up there in age...
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      Reply #229 : Mar 27, 2011 04:14:38 am »
      Overrated compared to whom exactly? The US National Team starting XI outside of Holden, Bradley and Altidore are getting up there in age...

      Overrated to those who actually rate them. Of course with Bob Bradley as manager is hardly matters, the guy isn't fit to coach at this level.

      Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan will be back for the next 4 years.

      Stuart Holden has shown to be ready to shine, Maurice Edu and Michael Bradley are also good players.

      My team in 4 years:

                          Howard
      Lichaj   Goodson   OGonzalez Spector
                         Bradley
                      Edu  Holden
      Dempsey                       Donovan
                        Altidore

      Young lads I like: Diskeruud, Agbossoumonde, Lleget, Gil, Renken

      Gil is probably the most exciting prospect but he needs to move overseas.
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      Reply #230 : Mar 27, 2011 01:53:15 pm »
      Ronaldo looked like he was waddling then as he left the Emirates pitch!
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      Reply #231 : Mar 27, 2011 02:48:39 pm »
      Anyone watching this football masterclass by brazil,i know its only the sweaty,s but its a joy to watch .
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      Reply #232 : Mar 27, 2011 03:13:10 pm »
      Would like to see Lucas smash one in here :P Might displease Kenny mind :D
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      Reply #233 : Mar 27, 2011 03:15:48 pm »
      Anyone watching this football masterclass by brazil,I know its only the sweaty,s but its a joy to watch .
      I am watching. This is the lad i was telling you guys about, Neymar, who scored the 1-0. He looks very, very promising. He was the star of the U20 SA Championship.
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      Reply #234 : Mar 27, 2011 03:23:10 pm »
      I've said it before somewhere else but IMO Neymar is world class already.
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      Reply #235 : Mar 27, 2011 03:40:10 pm »
      I've said it before somewhere else but IMO Neymar is world class already.
      And he is still playing in Brazil, isnt he? His price tag should not be very high
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      Reply #236 : Mar 27, 2011 03:41:14 pm »
      And he is still playing in Brazil, isnt he? His price tag should not be very high

      £66m buy out clause in his contact apparently.
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      Reply #237 : Mar 27, 2011 03:42:22 pm »
      His pricetag is high, didn't Chelsea offer 30 or 35 million when he rejected them? And read in an article today that his dream is playing in the Serie A.
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      Reply #238 : Mar 27, 2011 03:52:56 pm »
      His pricetag is high, didn't Chelsea offer 30 or 35 million when he rejected them? And read in an article today that his dream is playing in the Serie A.

      That's a lame dream to have
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      Reply #239 : Mar 27, 2011 03:56:08 pm »
      Anyone seen this play by the other Lucas in the Brazilian team? The young lad from São Paulo FC, talked about him the other day. He's brilliant.

      As for Neymar, yeah Santos did reject an offer from Chelsea last year, they know they won't keep him forever but he won't be cheap.

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