Asian cup failure list of excuses

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by Saudi Bill, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Saudi Bill

    Saudi Bill New Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    What are the "usual" excuses if your team does not win the next asian cup?

    I will try and list the usual excuses made by the saudi press:

    1- Luck...
    2- Bad ref.
    3- star X (who is usualy over his 30s) did not join the team.
    4- The coach sent player X too late in the match.
    5- Lack of consitration by the defense(notice that thay played great... but they some how slept half of the match).
    6- we are in a team buidling stage (new one to be announced after the next Asian Cup).

    The press has a habit of not saying that the other asain team was actually better.
     
  2. Premium Hamatachi redded

    Sep 9, 2002
    "lack of time for preparation" and "that was our b team". you can't miss these two
     
  3. watanabe2k

    watanabe2k Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    Illinois, but Japan
    Club:
    Jubilo Iwata
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    what about "we are obviously the better team, the fact that we lost 3-0 just shows how lucky the other team is"

    or as one of my friends once said "We were robbed to lose 2-1, we deserved to win the game." He said this after the US lost to Brazil U-23 team.......... A game where the Brazilian side dominated the full side. I also love the B-, C+, A team rankings, makes me think these people only give grade to team by the player names and not how well the team itself played as a unit.

    if Japan loses it will be because the prospect of winning everygame 5-0 was so boring we decided to let the other team have a chance at the title. :p
     
  4. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    We weren't robbed. We got beat.

    But...if you say that that side we had out there was our "full side", you are an imbecile.

    Carry on now.
     
  5. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Easy there. That was the US's "full side", as in the US fielded their full senior side, as opposed to the U-23 or U-21.
     
  6. topcow

    topcow New Member

    Nov 23, 2000
    New York
    I'll be using All of the above.
     
  7. Saudi Bill

    Saudi Bill New Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    B team? I dont think we ever had that one in saudi.

    As for we were robbed and such it goes under the ref. and luck kind of excuses.
     
  8. junjunforever

    junjunforever Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    oh man... korea vs usa during the WC. Many US fans think they actually deserved to win because "they scored first." Freak. I dont even know if they even watched the game. alright... maybe i am coming up with a dumb excuse as well... we may have tied, but korea clearly played better in that game. Luck was with USA.
     
  9. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    i hate to pull this one on myself but:

    "we don't care much about the Asian Cup".
     
  10. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    and also: 'our goals were disallowed'
     
  11. junjunforever

    junjunforever Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    this isnt asian cup, but classic european excuse:

    Fifa is plotting against us.
     
  12. Saudi Bill

    Saudi Bill New Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    AFC is blotting against us is something I read alot in this forum.
     
  13. the_13th_redneck

    the_13th_redneck BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 3, 2002
    That's Italian. Usually the rest of Europe has a far more positive attitude.
    The Italians always blame everything except themselves. It's nothing new, it's been going on forever.

     
  14. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    I think that's true for almost every country and every sport. If the press has followed a team closely long enough, they'll believe that the team will win as long as they play to their abilities. So they'll talk in terms of what they have to do to win, and the opposition gets overlooked.
     
  15. Premium Hamatachi redded

    Sep 9, 2002
    lol
     
  16. Gen-Max93

    Gen-Max93 New Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
  17. WuTang2002

    WuTang2002 Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Bundang, Korea
    I hear a lot of this excuse from our own players! Especially when traveling M.E. only to lose to KSA.
     
  18. Ticallista

    Ticallista Member

    Jul 5, 2002
    1. some players broke their curfew the night before. thus didn't get "enough" sleep.

    2. sex was banned by the coach.
     
  19. Deimos

    Deimos Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Louisville, KY, USA
    Lose by 1 goal: "Ref was against us"

    Lose by 2 goals: "That was our 'B' team, tourney is meaningless"

    Lose by 3 goals: "Coach sucks, he picked the wrong players, doesn't understand strategy"

    Lose by 4 goals: "FIFA, AFC was plotting against us"

    Lose by 5 goals: Other team was just better, we suck" (I've never heard that one used)
     
  20. the_13th_redneck

    the_13th_redneck BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 3, 2002
    "Other team was just better, we suck" South Korea on that fateful day against Hiddink's Holland... France 98 :(

     
  21. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    it doesn't have to be 4 goals. I've heard this a lotta times at other boards.
     
  22. Bauvafa

    Bauvafa Red Card

    Oct 12, 2001
    USA
    Here is a good excuse that I have heard in the past:

    "Soccer is not the favorite sport in my country [though we have been playing it for almost a century]" :D
     
  23. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    U.S.
    is this from AFC country?

    I dont' think any AFC country actually played football for a century yet.
     
  24. Saudi Bill

    Saudi Bill New Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sometimes even well before the actual cup starts.


    All in all I think we can come to a conclusion that most of the time, the reactions to failuer are very supportive of the natioanl teams. Unless the guys realy spoil it for them selfs (Saudi in WC2002).
     

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