Mate reading this i remembered the Maicon dive in Chile game...very visible dive..Now what gerd, Albi and general Brazil 'haters'? (I know you are not haters but I cant think of a proper word).
Somethings were clear for you today,
There isnt a referees conspiracy like suggested.
There are divers and scumbags everywhere in every nation in every club, its our reality.
Robben was such a diving lady today, yet he is an amazing player, and this is what matters, the quality of football, of course not being a diver give you extra points,
Sneijder and Kuyt come to my mind. Kuyt is such a fighter and at the same time hes one of the most fair players around, what a guy! He and Sneijder are the reason I'll support them now, I don't care if van Bommel is a scumbag, or Heitinga and Ooijer, I live my life by picking the good things point of view.
Hope Holland can win for their first time now, like I said in the pool thread, I'd like to see some fresh champions, maybe a final between the Oranje and La Furia would be nice for me.
That was precisely the clear example of a Robben dive. Michel Bastos didn't make contact there. In fact, he shouldn't have been booked in the 1st half to begin with. Robben spent 80% on the ground.I think you are lucky to end it with ten, because one of your players(forgot who) had a yellow already and fouled harshly again(without getting another card, which have meant a loss of one man for the team) before getting subbed.
I hope Mick Jagger is a great fan of Messi. Go support Argentina now!Who was talking about the Confederations Cup Curse? I can't find it now,
Anyway, more like the Mick Jagger curse Who is he gonna support now, 3 down already.
He did not hit him, but IF HE HAD there would have been a major injury and he calculated this. And doing this is a foul and at least a yellow, if not a red card, because you are thinking you can badly harm your opponent. Bastos(the name I was missing) did exactly this and I can understand Robben. I am sure you and me would have jumped too. And there were several of this situations. Tactic reminded me a bit of "Hack-a-Shaq"....That was precisely the clear example of a Robben dive. Michel Bastos didn't make contact there. In fact, he shouldn't have been booked in the 1st half to begin with. Robben spent 80% on the ground.
Robben and Van Bommel were pulling the strings for a weak and absent referee. Both of them learned well the "dark arts" of football. Please don't come telling us now that South Americans are the ones playing dirty out there.
Anyway, these aren't excuses for such defeat. Everybody knew that Felipe Melo was a ticking bomb ready to go off. It was also fault of the players who couldn't keep their cool and Dunga, who was too passive.
I gotta agree with that...Brazil didn't lose because of Felipe Melo. EVERYONE was nervous.
And that's true, Dunga ended the game with one substitution left. How come???????
Grat post, couldnt agree more.... imo one loss cant hide the good job he made over these past 3 years.See while I think Dunga definitely deserves part of the blame as well and made some bad decisions, for me he's far superior to Maradonna.
And really if it wasn't for Julio Cesar suddenly making that mistake or rash stomp of Felipe Melo, would Dunga be out of the job right now and getting so much blame? I don't think so. Brazil could've and probalby would've qualified and maybe go on to win it.
Where as Argentina were simply outclassed, Brazil lost a tight match against a very good team with a couple individual mistakes.
Thats where ure wrong imo.. we have plenty of new talents coming up(Paulo Henrique Ganso, Neymar, Sandro, Coutinho, Guilherme, etc etc etc etc)Kaka and Robinho are over-rated anyways. Without new promising talent i don't see Brasil winning in near future, Kaka is no where near Rivaldo and Robinho is dreaming to be Ronaldo.