Brek Shea vs Mike Magee; Group B Real Group of Death
Posted on December 19, 2013 4:49 am
Brek Shea vs Mike Magee on the US Nats & you think the US got screwed with their World Cup group? At least we’re not Australia.
20 Responses to Brek Shea vs Mike Magee; Group B Real Group of Death
but that’s why it isn’t a real “Group of Death”.
A real group of death has 4 teams that can realistically make it out of the group stages – meaning every game will matter and even a small mistake can cost one of the teams.
In Group B, it very well may come down to how many goals each team puts up vs Australia. Not exactly ‘deadly’.
Group B is 3 dominate teams looking to take 2 spots. Group G is more than likely Germany and then 3 teams looking to take the 2nd place spot. There could be some upsets in our group that change that but most people would agree that Germany is going to win the group. So 3 for 2 vs 3 for 1. By this logic ours is the group of death. I will say though, the 3 teams going for the 2 spots in B will leave a team out that COULD beat the 3 teams going for 1 in our group.
Either way they are both tough groups and could very easily produce the Champions of the World.
Spain > Germany
Nethe > Portugal
Chile > Ghana
Austr < USA
Very simple, Group B is group of death.
Spain was> Germany
Spain now Portugal
Chile > Ghana
Austr < USA
fixed if for you, mate.
Well I view it differently and you are still leaving out Netherlands mate.
Just to get it straight Spain is not Portugal hahaha. Spain would smash on Portugal
For chiva-freak, with portuguese love…
Spain vs. Portugal (2W for Spain, 2W for Portugal)
- 2004 (0-1)
- 2010 (1-0)
- 2010 (0-4)
- 2012 (0-0, 4-2 in Penalties)
Netherlands vs. Portugal (3W for Portugal, 1D)
- 2004 (1-2)
- 2006 (1-0)
- 2012 (1-2)
- 2013 (1-1)
CHILE < GHANA
But which one is the group of life?
In 1986, the group of England, Poland, Portugal and Morocco produced two goals in its first four games. The scoring pace picked up a bit in the last two games, but by that time it was already dubbed the Group of Sleep.
Spain now <Germany
Fist of Doom >> Group of Death.
Triple dog dare >>> Fist of Doom
This conversation is pointless. The interesting question would be, in the round of 16, who will the Nos. 1 and 2 from Group G face? Nos. 1 and 2 from Group H is the answer: Belgium, Russia, Algeria or South Korea. Which looks like a relatively easy job compared to getting out of Group G or say playing Brazil in Brazil. So that brings us back to the difficult but do-able task of advancing out of Group G.
I’ve never been a fan of the straight red card podcast. They’re full of hot air. Shea is a good selection for the WC squad. His potential as a super sub is huge. He brings a skill set and physicality that no other player can bring.
I don’t see Shea as especially skilled or exceptionally strong. I don’t think highly of Eddie Johnson’s overall skills, but I think he is clearly a better finisher and far more powerful physically. And Eddie Johnson can play any position Shea could, as a starter. I am not pushing Eddie Johnson. I am just pointing out that Shea’s skills and physicality are not as unique as you seem to think.
I would take a roster with FJ, LD, Zusi, Bedoya, Dempsey, EJ, ahead of Shea and that’s just off the top of my head.
To say it another way, as a centerback defending a corner kick, marking Shea would not worry me. Johnson on the other hand would is a centerback’s nightmare.
The head case that is EJ would scare me, too. Might bite/kick/slap/stab a given defender at any moment. Or just start crying.
I hope U.S. does well but if they get their clocked clean I hope Klinsi says what he said in 2010 about U.S. development.
I think that the main reason that Mike Magee does not get call-ups is because his name is Mike Magee.
Also, he seems a bit humble, which in the Eddy Johnson era, isn’t a respectable trait.
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