Match 7 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Post-Match Thread [R]

Discussion in 'GROUP D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana' started by soccernutter, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. nonameisacat

    nonameisacat New Member

    May 29, 2010
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Sounds like you have an axe to grind.
     
  2. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    You guys were awesome, better than Argentina even. Let's see how things turn out when we meet each other.
     
  3. Loyalty

    Loyalty Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Australia
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    It would nearly make them fav's for the 2014 edition.
     
  4. zhuangzi

    zhuangzi Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    :confused:
    What was Scott McDonald going to do about our ageing central defense?
     
  5. motty

    motty New Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Well done to Germany - you totally destroyed our defence. Yeah sure, our ageing defence was woeful, but credit to Germany for some beautifully fluid passing and great goals. I had them at #2 for this WC and haven't changed my opinion.

    I could have salvaged some good from the game because contrary to expectations, Australia actually made some nice moves forward and created some chances. I was scared that Australia would play all 3 games in their own penalty area, but that wasn't the case here.

    But Cahill's red has left a very bitter taste in my mouth.

    Having said that, Australia were creative enough up front to give me some hope for the Serbia and Ghana games.
     
  6. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    16 goals scored in their last three opening games at the WC... lol at people who say that Germany are slow starters....
     
  7. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    So I guess then that Nigeria would be Team Shell Corp/ITT/BP/anyone else who wants to rape our resources/graft and corruption in govt. ******** that, we won't even have a team we'll just sell off our players to other countries for a hefty price.
     
  8. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    I give Germany these odds for 2010

    quarterfinals - 90%
    semifinals - 65%
    finals - 30%
    winning it all - 10%
     
  9. BSGuy321

    BSGuy321 Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Every tournament, same thing always happens, a team plays their opening match well and people start making a stink. Argentina in '06, Netherlands in Euro '08.

    It's not how you start, it's how you finish.

    Long way to go folks. We'll see if Germany is the real deal. Way to early to tell.
     
  10. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Sadly while it's a harsh assessment of Australia I don't think it's unreasonable based on what was seen today from all 4 teams. I certainly hope they make a better account of themselves though.
     
  11. Tori Maximus

    Tori Maximus Member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Europe
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Germany was on fire - looked tight throughout, in my opinion. Much deserved win.
     
  12. mich-3

    mich-3 New Member

    Jan 6, 2010
    Athens
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    graphite is black lead...
     
  13. Loyalty

    Loyalty Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Australia
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    MacDonald has never scored for Aust. Doesn't change anything.

    *Good luck to Ireland:D
     
  14. no1ninja

    no1ninja New Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]


    What should come first? A want to live in a country? Or a want to be on a national team?


    Some of these players if they knew for certain they will not make the squad would probably not go through the steps involved.


    So I think the whole charade with nationality should just be extinguished and national teams should be allowed to field the best they can attract. In some ways this is happening already under the guise of citizenship.
     
  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    No, that's Italy. They grow as the tournament advances.

    Germany is a bit the opposite.
     
  16. deleted

    deleted Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Well it's a shame you can't have the real big guns in the same groups, but australia is a team with serious hopes of making the next round, so this was definiteley a step or two up from saudi arabia or costa rica.
     
  17. Soccerfever

    Soccerfever Member

    Aug 30, 2001
    Laval(Canada)
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    I agree with you absolutely.
     
  18. pinzon

    pinzon New Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    You should try to sell players to China. They're just looking to get started in football now.
     
  19. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    This is very true. And let's also keep in mind who they were playing. I'd say that of the top contenders, they had the softest opponent.
     
  20. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    bit of Karma for Cahill who should have gotten a straight red against NZ in a pre wc friendly

    he got away with murder in that instance(as did Grella), not so much this time

    and the aussie coach even said they wouldnt get away with that in a wc, guess he didnt pay attention
     
  21. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Purged by RvN
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Taken some pressure off your defence by holding onto the ball further forward.
     
  22. pinzon

    pinzon New Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]


    That pretty much defeats the spirit of the World Cup. Might as well stick to club football if that's what you want.
     
  23. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Oh by then we'll have probably sold the entire country to them so it won't matter.
     
  24. deleted

    deleted Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    at least wait to see how "bad" australia are by how they finish the group against serbia and ghana. Same goes for the big teams and their opponents. the only fair way ;)
     
  25. Cirdan

    Cirdan Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jena (Germany)
    Re: Match 8 | Germany vs. Australia | June 13th | Match Thread [R]

    Actually, you're kind of wrong there... back in '98, the rules were bent almost to the breaking point for Paulo Rink. He has a German great grandfather, I believe, but I bet that he'd never have gotten a German passport if he was no pro player ;)

    But what ninja doesnt appear to believe: Özil was born in Germany, Marins family left Bosnia because of the war when he was 4 years old, Podolski and Klose are 2 of nearly 2 mio so called "Aussiedler" from Poland, people in Eastern Europe with German descent that moved to Germany. Everyone of them is a pretty typical immigrant. What is true is that there's an unusual ammount of players with foreign or mixed decent in the nt. However I blame that on the conditions of living - rich, fat German middle class kids like me don't develope the drive and dedication that's needed to become a pro player as often as kids from a less well-off background. We can see the same in France ;)
     

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