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  • The-Bodybuilder 11 Jan 2010 23:22:11 14,069 posts
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    CAF are such bastards.
  • LFMartins 12 Jan 2010 15:58:55 5,704 posts
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  • LFMartins 12 Jan 2010 15:58:57 5,704 posts
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    Nigeria x Egypt is starting now, could be a great match.

    Edit: stupid duble post.
  • Deleted user 12 January 2010 16:00:38
    wot chanuw
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Jan 2010 16:07:04 3,193 posts
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    Eurosport.
  • Deleted user 12 January 2010 16:08:58
    Oh.

    I don't have that channel.
  • LFMartins 12 Jan 2010 16:14:36 5,704 posts
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    Great goal from Obasi, Nigeria lead 1-0.
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Jan 2010 16:19:38 3,193 posts
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    Fuck, the stadium is very empty. Is this related to the shooting incident?
  • dunts 12 Jan 2010 16:22:16 4,154 posts
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    It's possible, there was vitrually no one in the stadium for the Malawi-Algeria game.

    Edit - I think even if there hadn't been a shooting the stadiums wouldn't be that full.
  • LFMartins 12 Jan 2010 16:29:09 5,704 posts
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    I doubt it. Malawi - Algeria was in Luanda, the capital of Angola and probably the safer stadium in the ACN.
  • dunts 12 Jan 2010 16:34:04 4,154 posts
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    Yeah i just seen that there, attendances wont be great either way untill the later rounds.
  • dunts 12 Jan 2010 16:41:23 4,154 posts
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    Cheeky equalizer for Egypt, 1-1. Second half could be good.
  • LFMartins 12 Jan 2010 17:15:11 5,704 posts
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    What a strike from Hassan. 2-1 for Egypt.
  • dunts 12 Jan 2010 17:55:20 4,154 posts
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    That was some goal, good win for Egypt 3-1.
  • The-Bodybuilder 12 Jan 2010 20:57:35 14,069 posts
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    Stupid Nigeria.
    I swear, we should just play our Jnr Eagles squad. Won the olympics, the jnr world cup some 3 times, were finalist of the jnr world cup last year (loosing to switzerland) and finalist of the last olympics.

    Why they keep playing these over-the-will 24/42 year olds is beyond me. And I hate chelsea for ruining obi mikel.
  • freedumb 12 Jan 2010 21:20:15 1,110 posts
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    Nigeria usually don't have any discipline. Very good attacking wise but tactically and defensively naive. They don't know how to defend as a team, close a game out, or kill teams off without showboating, fancy flicks and tricks. They usually play as individuals instead of as a team and they need a manager who will teach them how to perform in a disciplined and professional manner. This applies to the senior team mainly and to a lesser extent the youth teams.
  • jellyhead 12 Jan 2010 21:31:30 24,350 posts
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    If freedumb managed Nigeria :)

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  • The-Bodybuilder 12 Jan 2010 21:41:43 14,069 posts
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    freedumb wrote:
    Nigeria usually don't have any discipline. Very good attacking wise but tactically and defensively naive. They don't know how to defend as a team, close a game out, or kill teams off without showboating, fancy flicks and tricks. They usually play as individuals instead of as a team and they need a manager who will teach them how to perform in a disciplined and professional manner. This applies to the senior team mainly and to a lesser extent the youth teams.

    So true.
    But will we ever get a manger to do the job? will we ever.
  • The-Bodybuilder 12 Jan 2010 21:42:13 14,069 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    The Bodybuilder wrote:
    And I hate chelsea for ruining obi mikel.
    He was your best player along with Edu

    Being the best of of the worst doesn't make you good.
  • freedumb 13 Jan 2010 15:48:24 1,110 posts
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    The Bodybuilder wrote:
    freedumb wrote:
    Nigeria usually don't have any discipline. Very good attacking wise but tactically and defensively naive. They don't know how to defend as a team, close a game out, or kill teams off without showboating, fancy flicks and tricks. They usually play as individuals instead of as a team and they need a manager who will teach them how to perform in a disciplined and professional manner. This applies to the senior team mainly and to a lesser extent the youth teams.

    So true.
    But will we ever get a manger to do the job? will we ever.

    It's a big job to be fair and a quality manager would ensure that Nigeria would be major contenders on the world stage, they always have so much talent and young players coming through. But the financial infrastructure, management, politics and corruption of the NFA make it difficult as well.
  • LFMartins 13 Jan 2010 15:53:39 5,704 posts
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    Cameroon x Gabon is starting now. This should be an easy game for Cameroon.
  • kalel 13 Jan 2010 16:04:28 86,372 posts
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    The Bodybuilder wrote:
    freedumb wrote:
    Nigeria usually don't have any discipline. Very good attacking wise but tactically and defensively naive. They don't know how to defend as a team, close a game out, or kill teams off without showboating, fancy flicks and tricks. They usually play as individuals instead of as a team and they need a manager who will teach them how to perform in a disciplined and professional manner. This applies to the senior team mainly and to a lesser extent the youth teams.

    So true.
    But will we ever get a manger to do the job? will we ever.

    Isn’t this traditionally the consensus on why an African team can’t compete on the world stage full stop? Teams like Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana have got the kind of world class players which win tournaments, but the theory is that it’s tactics where they’ll fall down against the likes of Italy and Germany.

    Have to say, I think there’s more than a hint of racism in that traditional view, although probably a bit of truth in it also. Still, Brazil hardly go into tournaments with tactical master plans, yet they seem to do pretty well.
  • LFMartins 13 Jan 2010 16:21:11 5,704 posts
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    Gabon is leading 1-0. Hull City´s Daniel Cousin was the scorer.
  • Stickman 13 Jan 2010 16:43:00 29,657 posts
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    God awful match.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • freedumb 13 Jan 2010 16:43:58 1,110 posts
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    I think good coaching would iron this problem out, at least for Nigeria. The talent is there for them (and some other top African nations) to progress and become world heavyweights, as long as the standard of coaching is high. There's also something about Brazil from a pure footballing sense that just transcends tactics and at times blows everyone else away.
  • LFMartins 13 Jan 2010 17:59:41 5,704 posts
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    Gabon won!!! I´m loving this tournament so far.
  • dunts 13 Jan 2010 18:10:41 4,154 posts
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    Sore one for Cameroon.
  • askew 13 Jan 2010 18:27:21 12,032 posts
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    Come home Song.
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