To expect Brazil to put up a fight?

(184 Posts)
MBT1987 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:27:41

My God. My absolute God. 3 goals in 2 minutes from Germany.

It was like a moment from a ludicrous game of FIFA against my drunk younger brother.

SignYourName Fri 11-Jul-14 20:45:20

Cristiano Ronaldo has had his moments on the pitch but off it he is a genuinely lovely person:

CR's good deeds

BuildYourOwnSnowman Fri 11-Jul-14 20:34:45

He also donates bone marrow

Who knew!

rootypig Fri 11-Jul-14 10:48:01

You can't give blood for a year afterward

anonacfr Fri 11-Jul-14 08:41:53

What is Ronaldo's thing with tattoos?

PhaedraIsMyName Thu 10-Jul-14 22:35:12

Louis van Gaal has said he would rather not have to play it and I assume Scolari would like to avoid it too.

One of the blokes on the music site I post on said it can just be a way of letting the new kids and the old codgers or anyone who didn't get on the pitch get a game in.

BuildYourOwnSnowman Thu 10-Jul-14 21:25:16

I read that the German team discussed what the best thing tondo would be in the second half as they didn't want to humiliate brazil. They decided they should just play as they played in the first half as changing how hey were playing would be patronising.

I think they should get rid of the third place play off. Completely pointless game for two teams who would rather be anywhere else

I did not know that about tattoos and giving blood.
Good on him.

gobbynorthernbird Thu 10-Jul-14 20:13:42

Phaedra, thanks for the soft porn.

AndHarry Thu 10-Jul-14 20:08:18

Yes, me too. It's changed the way I look at him really.

PhaedraIsMyName Thu 10-Jul-14 18:47:35

Yes me too.

BuildYourOwnSnowman Thu 10-Jul-14 18:08:26

I'm not a Ronaldo fan but am quite impressed with his reason for not having a tattoo

PhaedraIsMyName Thu 10-Jul-14 17:45:03

There's interesting stuff on BBC website for those that like this sort of thing.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28208488

rootypig Thu 10-Jul-14 14:24:43

They might rip off their clothes and beat their chests in despair.......?
grin

gobbynorthernbird Thu 10-Jul-14 14:13:26

I bloody hope not, rooty, because then we'd miss out on this...

rootypig Thu 10-Jul-14 14:02:02

From the sublime to the ridiculous. What a boring match last night. We turned it off until the penalties we were sure were coming. Surely Germany is going to cream Argentina?

PhaedraIsMyName Wed 09-Jul-14 22:54:18

I'm rooting for The Netherlands.

Everybody at work today held me personally responsible for last night's result grin

So, what do we fancy for tonight then?

I'm rooting for Argentina - I'd like a South American country to be in the final for Germany then to beat them

PasswordProtected Wed 09-Jul-14 19:42:16

Verdict from German "toyboy":
Ein Wahnsinn!

rachel234 Wed 09-Jul-14 19:14:43

Wetthem, why is it painful to say that Germany played really well smile?

Wetthemogwai Wed 09-Jul-14 14:12:45

Poor David Luiz indeed sad I'd put money on his being top of one of those awful countdown programs 'worst World Cup captain ever' or something.

Germany in the first half were INCREDIBLE (as painful as that is to say!) and I think a team of my 3 year old and her friends would've done better than Brazil did in those first 30 mins.
I'm glad they managed to pull it back a bit in the second half with some halfway to on target shots but still utterly devastating for them!

In light of last night's events, I think what used to be meant by getting a Brazilian will have to change.

It obviously means a "royal humping". grin grin

What were the predictions going into the match? Was anyone predicting a Brazil victory?

HouseBaelish Wed 09-Jul-14 10:45:53

I couldn't care less. It's a group of overpaid people kicking a ball around a field. Yawn

And yet you find the time to open the post about football, get to the end and post to say you couldn't care? Yawn indeed.

I fear it was my fault. I really wanted Brazil to win ergo they lost. I'm thinking of hiring myself out as some sort of sporting witch doctor type - people will book me to support the team they want to lose.

Poor David Luiz sad

Igneococcus Wed 09-Jul-14 07:33:52

I played competitive sport, not football, for many years and I rather have a crushing defeat th than the suspicion that the opponent eased off as to not upset my team too much.

rachel234 Wed 09-Jul-14 07:32:58

Agree - very sportsmanship behaviour throughout by both teams. The Germans had obviously prepared well, worked veryhard and played brilliantly, whilst being sympathetic towards the Brazilian players.
The only unsportsmanlike behaviour was the Brazilian fans booing their team and leaving early!

Go, Scotland, go! <waves pompoms>

I think the behaviour of the players after the match was v sportsmanlike: lots of handshaking and hugging between players of both teams.
I hope the Brazilian lads got some sleep last night.

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