Review: German National Team News & Discussion Thread - WC 2014 & Beyond

Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by Kirsten19, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Overall good performance and I was really impressed with Özil in the pirlo role for us. He really opened up the play and started a few dangerous counters.
     
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  2. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    So you mean better diving and time wasting?
     
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  3. Dage

    Dage Member+

    Jun 4, 2008
    Berlin
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    This match back then meant nothing and the renaissance of German footy started 2004 at latest. ;) but nice story poorvi.
     
  4. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Just like this match doesn't mean anything. Nice to beat Italy but things will be different in a competitive match.
     
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  5. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Kroos is better than Gündogan. You got to be good when you are a starter at Real. But at DM, he doesnt provide any defensive tackle/conquering of the ball. That's not his way of thinking. Even Özil looks better there and that means something. When Kroos at DM then only if the other options are worse.
     
  6. icebreaker

    icebreaker Member+

    Mar 22, 2011
    Club:
    FC Nürnberg
    Nice game, but as others have said it means little.

    Still, interesting to see how Hummels staying on the pitch for the whole game made a huge difference defensively.
     
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  7. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'd love to see Gundogan, Oezil and Khedira in midfield together.
     
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  8. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It'd make for a very mobile and dynamic midfield, no doubt.
     
  9. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Can looks to be the natural heir to khedira. Mobile, technical and can run all day.

    I really enjoyed the experiment with Özil in a deep playmaking role. Really suited him.
     
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  10. timh19

    timh19 Member+

    Jul 26, 2011
    Barzagli, Chiellini, Pirlo, Verratti, and Marchisio were missing today.
     
  11. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I never saw Özil as a deep playmaker. Interesting that he performed well there. I'll watch for it when I get around to watching the game.
     
  12. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It's a friendly so the result isnt important. Italy certainly has less depth than Germany.
     
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  13. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I see you read my pre-match posts!:thumbsup:
     
  14. timh19

    timh19 Member+

    Jul 26, 2011
    Friendly or not, it feels great to beat Italy to be honest :) This win is also very important for the confidence of the players.
     
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  15. White/Blue_since1860

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

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    whats teh 12?
     
  17. Lahmfan

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    i <3 this stadium
     
  18. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    12ter Mann, I guess
     
  19. Lahmfan

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    oh
     
  20. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Poooooorvi....where have you been?


    Anyway, I recommend reading Das Reboot by Raphael Honigstein. Great stuff for you to brush up on some of your German NT History, plus it has stats - I know you like those. But no pics of the different uniforms throughout the eras... :oops:
     
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  21. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Özil as a deep playmaker? Are we really playing a 3-4-3? I am on the 20th minute and trying to figure out the formation.

    I thought you weren't really a fan of any of those guys?
     
  22. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  23. Der Müllerschaft

    Jun 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Is it just me, or has Buffon given up, like, 8 goals in this stadium this month?!?

    I think that's more than Neuer has given up here all season.

    And some people compare the two goalkeepers. HA!
     
  24. timh19

    timh19 Member+

    Jul 26, 2011
    Yes, he has.

    Was he at fault for any of the goals in this match ? I don't think so.
     
  25. White/Blue_since1860

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

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