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Posts posted by Pukey

  1. 1 minute ago, gavo01 said:

    Have Brazil just won the World Cup? No, but we've just scored an injury time winner against the mighty Costa Rica. :rolleyes:

    I don't understand the notion that teams can't celebrate important last minute goals, just because it's not as important as the world cup winning goal.

    A draw would have seen them in big trouble, of course they're gonna celebrate the goal especially with it coming last minute ffs 

  2. 7 minutes ago, PMLF said:

    I don't think it makes any difference in practice. The main job of a captain at the Brazilian national team is to lift the trophy in the end. Otherwise one can be a leader without being captain.

    I think we massively overrate the importance of captaincy in this country. As you've said, leaders lead, regardless of the armband. 

  3. 2 minutes ago, Hodgy said:

    Even now Portugal being lauded is ********, they have a mess of a team and people are posting expecting Iran to beat them yet now they have a plan and better players simply to counter Messi's incompetence :thdn:

    Do you think Portugal has less of a cohesive plan that Argentina? Did you just watch Argentina? 

  4. 3 minutes ago, Marc Albrighton said:

    I'm usually pro Ronaldo if anything but there is no way Ronaldo or any other single player could do anything for this Argentina team in its current setup. Its absolutely appalling from front to back.

    Think this sums it up. "Messi simply needed to perform a little bit" ffs :D 

  5. 5 minutes ago, Sid1984 said:

    Look at the **** Ronaldo has to play with, he puts up some imperious superhuman performances to drag the team through.

    If messi put up half the showing ronaldo has this World Cup, his team would qualify with ease.

    Yeah but Portugal are set up with a tactical plan, which is a) set up to defend and b) set up to get the best out of Ronaldo.

    Argentina are just a mix of clowns with seemingly no plan in place. Genuinely couldn't see Argentina doing anything if they had Ronaldo instead of Messi (although tbf Ronaldo probably would have scored the penalty)

  6. 5 minutes ago, Icondacarver said:

    .....on paper the Argentina side is not worse than the Portugal side. Ronaldo just knows how to motivate his guys into above average performances.....the Euros being an example!

    On paper is irrelevant when Portugal have been drilled in a specific way and know exactly what they're doing while Argentina might as well have had names picked out of a hat with no idea what position anyone is playing 

  7. Just now, Icondacarver said:

    Yea because that Portugal side is full of talent 

    See the bit where I mention tactical plan :thup: Portugal may not have a load of world class talent but they're well set up and know exactly what they're doing tactically. Then they have Ronaldo to basically score any chances created.

    Argentina are...I don't even know what the hell they're supposed to be.

  8. Just now, craigcwwe said:

    Nah, that Best player award was total BS. 

    I didn't say he should have been best player, but you're on another planet if you didn't think he at least had one good game ffs :D

    It's absolute revisionism to pretend Messi has never played well for Argentina. This is a dreadful, dreadful team with absolutely zero tactical plan and yes, Ronaldo would look just as anonymous in it as well.

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