World Cup 2022 and politics (R)

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by superdave, Nov 4, 2022.

  1. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Nvr mind
     
  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why? Your post is still applicable.
     
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  3. Chicago76

    Chicago76 Member+

    Jun 9, 2002
    #2428 Chicago76, Dec 6, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2022
    This really isn’t a half bad strategy though. This is likely his last cup. He’s not the same. He was subbed with 25 + stoppage v Korea and for a few minutes + stoppage the other two matches.

    He can come in at half, which could extend to extra time. They have a decent path to a semi v SUI and MAR. If the goal is to get into a semi where anything can happen in a one off, they need to manage his minutes.
     
  4. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    In 2016, CRonaldo he got lifted with an injury early in the Euro championship match. I expected him to sulk and pout, but he was really into the match from the sideline, and no one was celebrating more when they won the title without him. Kinda surprised me.

    It will be interesting to see how he behaves in this one. You know the camaras are going to be on him.
     
  5. marek

    marek Member+

    Lechia Gdańsk
    Poland
    Jun 27, 2000
    Club:
    OSP Lechia Gdansk
    2 out of the last 3 games went to OT and PKs

    I would start Ronaldo on the bench too and sub him in late
    Make sure he’s still mobile for the OT/PKs, if it gets to that
     
  6. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Christ Almighty, just kick PKs into the air. Keepers dive to the right or left. They have a chance at stopping ground balls. They don't stop fly balls.
     
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  7. Chicago76

    Chicago76 Member+

    Jun 9, 2002
    Imagine the story lines if semis come down to ARG v BRA on one side and POR v either ENG or FRA on the other.
     
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  8. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    And if they win without him, you have a rested Ronaldo for the quarterfinal.

    The more I think about it, the more I think Ronaldo will be okay with this.
     
  9. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    They stop fly balls if they're poorly aimed.
    That's how JM7 gave Seattle a second MLS Cup
     
  10. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    #2435 JohnR, Dec 6, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2022
    And sometimes guys score 3 point baskets on bank shots. But that isn't the way to go. Every shot in the Japan-Croatia and Spain-Morocco shootouts that went more than 1 foot in the air scored. Easily. Without even a play by the keeper.

    At any rate, this isn't just hindsight analysis. I am saying right now that every shootout PK that occurs later in this tournament will score if it is at least one foot off the ground, and only 50% to 70% of shots that are hit in the ground will score.
     
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  11. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Well...Spain got boinked so now I need just 2 more to go belly up to get my trifecta. Brazil and France would be perfect.

    Ps...it must be said.."I'm not enjoying this cup very much"!:(
     
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  12. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire

    Called it. Even before the match started...
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  13. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Oh, and look who netted the goal for Portugal!
     
  14. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've come across a few critiques of CR7/Portugal/Santos that if Ronaldo were not used, they would be able to play a more fluid game. But CR7 has such a hold on the team and Santos goes along with it that it is stifling.
     
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  15. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    This dude Ramos plays 18 minutes, and now he has more goals in the knock-out phase of the world cup than the guy he replaced

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  16. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anybody but him. Even CR7 over him.
     
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  17. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Okay, now I think you put Ronaldo in at half time to rest Ramos for the quarterfinals.
     
  18. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Honestly, I agree, but I think the players fear skying the ball over the bar.
     
  19. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Also not a member of the Pepe fan club? I think you have that in common with over 8 billion people and counting.
     
  20. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Dressed well for the Scottish moors.
     
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  21. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm done with meetings, taking a second to catch up.
    [​IMG]
     
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  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't give Peter Thiel any ideas.
     
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  23. Umar

    Umar Member+

    Sep 13, 2005
    One step ahead
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    On the other hand, you can’t kick a ball under the goal.
     
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  24. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It was started by Riquelme at Boca Juniors. He was having an issue with club president Mauricio Macri (who later became president of Argentina), and when he scored in a superclasico against River Plate he told his teammates not to hug him and he ran straight to face Macri's luxury box with a gesture of opening his ears, like telling Macri to listen to the fans cheering for him.

    When the media asked him to explain his celebration, he said that it was for his daughter, who was a fan of Topo Gigio.

    That celebration has been copied many times as a gesture of defiance towards management by goal scorers all over the world.
     
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  25. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Major T.I L. Rep
     
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