Pre-match: PRE - WC 2018 Discussion, fanboying and schwere Angsting

Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by BorisG, May 16, 2018.

  1. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    According to a Technical University Dortmund paper Germany will have a hard path, especially the Ro16 could prove tricky. There's a fair chance Brazil will be waiting. Could be a great game but let's see how Germany perform in the group first.

    That's right, we'll find out soon enough if it was a questionable call to only bring Rudy. P.Max is another. He can be used as a wingback (that is if you actually want the option to play with wingbacks). Not only did Max end the season with the 2nd highest assists tally, he also broke Lahm's record I hear. Max is now the defender with the most assists ever in the Bundesliga. Hector OTOH was relegated and Plattenhardt, who even is this guy? Also, #GomezOut.
     
  2. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Id rather have us playing Brazil in the R16 than in the later stages
     
  3. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    T-4 WC song mood

     
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  4. Rosebud

    Rosebud Member+

    Aug 5, 2012
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    #779 Rosebud, Jun 13, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
    Meh, I like coming into the tourney with some people doubting us because they are over-reacting to these friendlies. I can deal with how angsty it makes some folks around here lol

    I don't think we lost anyone as significant as Gerd since 2014. And the questions about their collective harmony are all speculative or from outside the squad. For all we know Mesut & Ilkay being so under-fire could be bringing the team even closer together than we were 4 years ago *shrug*

    I'm not complaining about the help lol. If the french wanted to implode as well, the table would really be setting itself up for us to beat Brazil 5-2 in the final after denying Messi again in the semis.
     
  5. Rosebud

    Rosebud Member+

    Aug 5, 2012
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    #780 Rosebud, Jun 13, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
    I know Geiger's hurt...which is why I've said repeatedly that Weigl should've been brought as Kroos' back up, despite Stöger & Bosz' incompetence...but I was arguing with your general logic that simply doesn't hold up when one actually looks at the history of the World Cup and how many countless "inexperienced" players made names for themselves with great performances in tournaments past.

    And fair enough, I understand that it's a lot easier to act smug than to defend as silly a suggestion as Lars Bender for the NT :whistling:

    Bender & Max, good god. You don't watch much Bundesliga do you? Stats without an understanding of their context are a great way to be misled.

    I dunno, I think the extra pressure they'd feel to avenge 7-1 in a final would make them even more like to fall apart if we can score early...versus if we met them in a QF and they hadn't had as deep of a run behind them in which to get cocky.

    Either way, I think it's wishful thinking that they don't top their group, they should roll into the SFs before they face a significant challenge.
     
  6. poorvi

    poorvi Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Bombay
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The 94 team didn't play too bad. It was a decent world cup, with one 'off' day versus the Bulgarians. There are still happy memories from the tournament. Klinsi wundertor against the Koreans. The game against Belgium was fun too. I don't find the similarity with the current side, which I find a lot more talented.

    If anything 98 campaign was poor. Can't say Germany played well in any game there.Probably only against Croatia till the Woerns red card.
     
  7. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    it's worth remembering that the 94 world cup was the last tourney featuring a very high standard of play compared to the laughably weak tourneys in 02. 06 for example. Lot's of quality teams and players
     
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  8. Rosebud

    Rosebud Member+

    Aug 5, 2012
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    98 was pretty incredible as well.
     
  9. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Dont know how to feel about all those WC tourists pouring in
     
  10. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    May 21, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    [​IMG]


    tradition countious
     
  11. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The standard of play is only going to decline with the expansion to 48 teams.
     
  12. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  13. Rosebud

    Rosebud Member+

    Aug 5, 2012
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The quality, but I think that the games might oddly enough be more interesting. As having more weak teams in the tourney could mean that mid-tier nations won't just go to the WC to bunker for three games, and we could see a lot more positive football to compensate for the lessened quality of the lowest seeds. And the easier qualification should encourage more middle-powers to play more positively.

    ...I hope...

    like I thoroughly enjoyed today's match. The Saudi's were obviously outclassed, but they didn't just bunker & limit the damage, they played with courage and tried to string some passes together to maybe even score a memorable goal. And that's what I want to see more of from the smaller nations...
     
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  14. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  15. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    #790 The Jitty Slitter, Jun 16, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2018
    Due to multiple requests - this thread is for football and tourney news aspects only please

    We can discuss how Merkel and Gundawg ruined germany elsewhere

    Repeat Off Topic posts will be deleted.
     
  16. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    There is no difference between sports and politics when it comes to the NT. It's one and the same thing contrary to club football. Dage is trying to make one artificial difference up in order to avoid talking about this inconvenient under-topic.

    I mean why am I not calling for creating another thread for talking kicker lineups since they are also so far detached from reality and anything that is actually happening around the NT?
     
  17. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    May 21, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Low says something like "Draxler will start tomorrow"
     
  18. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Yeah my thoughts exactly but how was it again? If a player comes to the press conference does he start for certain or 100% not? Damn there was this rule....
     
  19. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Multiple posters have asked that this thread be for football.

    So as a question of posting etiquette, i'd be grateful if we keep this thread on topic.
     
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  20. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Im absolutely on topic. The said newfag posters have always had the freedom to use to ignore function
     
  21. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
     
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  22. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    You're worse than Susan
     
  23. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    T-1 WC mood



    Ive come across this WC song thats more Deutschrap than the usual Malle anthem stuff
     
  24. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Unconvincing starts from some of the big names

    Al eyes on Germany tomorrow then!
     
  25. poorvi

    poorvi Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Bombay
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    ZDF doesn't play gems like these any more?



    Watching Voeller nod his head in an attempt to dance makes me laugh even to this day. Marginally better than his goal celebrations still.
     
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