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  • localnotail 12 Feb 2012 20:34:16 23,084 posts
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    Zambia started really brightly but they don't seem to want to commit to pushing up on goal. Their manager Fabio seems pretty cross, but I think they've done pretty well to disrupt Ivory Coast.

    Drogba is being a bit of a dick though.
  • localnotail 12 Feb 2012 20:35:52 23,084 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Gervinho's head freaks me right out.
    He looks like a Klingon
  • localnotail 12 Feb 2012 21:01:28 23,084 posts
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    \o/


    Edited by localnotail at 21:03:52 12-02-2012
  • caligari 12 Feb 2012 21:58:43 17,234 posts
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    Good God - this ref blows for everything and anything.
  • caligari 12 Feb 2012 22:00:33 17,234 posts
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    What a fluff from Gradel.
  • caligari 12 Feb 2012 22:05:50 17,234 posts
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    Penalties.

    Come on, Zambia!
  • localnotail 12 Feb 2012 22:10:28 23,084 posts
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    I thought the ref had been pretty anonymous, which is good.

    Come on Kennedy Mweene! You've been awesome so far.
  • Deleted user 12 February 2012 22:17:41
    Hilarious pen.
  • Deleted user 12 February 2012 22:24:16
    Haha epic shootout.
  • El_MUERkO 12 Feb 2012 22:24:53 17,242 posts
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    Cruel stuff!
  • Deleted user 12 February 2012 22:25:33
    Some amazing and dreadful pens here.
  • Deleted user 12 February 2012 22:26:19
    \o/
  • SuperCoolEskimo 12 Feb 2012 22:27:04 10,300 posts
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    Great story for Zambia.
  • El_MUERkO 12 Feb 2012 22:27:34 17,242 posts
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    BraVo Zambia!!!
  • Stickman 12 Feb 2012 22:27:56 29,660 posts
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    Awesome!

    Poor old Bubblehead.

    Edited by Stickman at 22:28:09 12-02-2012
  • El_MUERkO 12 Feb 2012 22:28:14 17,242 posts
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    Boab wrote:
    Some amazing and dreadful pens here.
    The first 7 penalty takers of both teams scored...
  • Deleted user 12 February 2012 22:28:20
    Ivory Coast didn't concede a goal in the whole tourney and still lost. Got future pub quiz question all over it.
  • ecu 12 Feb 2012 22:28:23 77,783 posts
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    They had all clearly practiced to aim for the top corners. As more penalties were taken, the spot got torn up, which makes high aimed penalties a lot more unpredictable.
  • Deleted user 12 February 2012 22:29:06
    El_MUERkO wrote:
    Boab wrote:
    Some amazing and dreadful pens here.
    The first 7 penalty takers of both teams scored...
    Yeah and quite a few were ballooned away to fuck. Gervinho's probably still hasn't landed.
  • THFourteen 12 Feb 2012 22:29:29 36,661 posts
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    Gervinho wtf.
  • localnotail 12 Feb 2012 22:32:30 23,084 posts
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    That was brilliant. Zambia were all so cool under pressure, very impressed. Mweene had a great game, he's like a brave brick shithouse.
  • White_Shadow 12 Feb 2012 22:33:55 2,538 posts
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    Mweene's pen \o/
  • ResidentKnievel 12 Feb 2012 22:49:24 6,375 posts
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    Awesome \o/

    Zambia looked amazing on the counter-attack in every game they played, glad they won.
  • brainbird 12 Feb 2012 22:58:33 2,262 posts
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    Great stuff.
    Happy for Zambia but still feel a bit sad for the 'golden generation' from the Ivory Coast.

    Katongo was great but how can you not award Mweene the man of the match trophy?
  • kentmonkey 12 Feb 2012 22:59:39 21,256 posts
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    Anybody that's watched even one game of Arsenal football this year couldn't have possibly believed Gervinho could have scored from that far out.
  • Syrette 12 Feb 2012 23:34:53 45,449 posts
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    Zambia winning is one of the most positive stories in the history of football if you ask me. I'm delighted for them.
  • El_MUERkO 12 Feb 2012 23:41:31 17,242 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Zambia winning is one of the most positive stories in the history of football if you ask me. I'm delighted for them.
    it's a Disney movie waiting to happen :D
  • faux-C 13 Feb 2012 01:01:12 10,164 posts
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    That was the best thing I've seen for ages. Herve Renard; what a guy!

    Also, Gervinho was blatantly terrified, everyone could see it. Why didn't they get the keeper to take one instead?
  • Syrette 13 Feb 2012 16:13:58 45,449 posts
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    The mere fact that Gervinho was the 9th penalty taker for them said it all. The people who don't want to take the pens aren't going to put their hands up to go first.

    Talking of which, Tiote went first for Ivocy Coast which in the context of what I said above is a positive thing for me personally.
  • THFourteen 13 Feb 2012 16:15:05 36,661 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Anybody that's watched even one game of Arsenal football this year couldn't have possibly believed Gervinho could have scored from that far out.
    exactly what i was thinking at the time. I was literally just waiting for him to take his pen with dread as i knew he'd miss
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