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G-Man
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Unless the semis and the final produce some exoplosive football, the tournament will be remembered for some indifferent football and stars that refused to shine. Which is a great pity, because the vibe at the tournament deserved something much better.
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Logan Mountstuart the 3rd
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I think it will be remembered for making Germans happy again, for confirming Zidane's greatness, for Cambiasso's goal, and yes, for getting rid of all that Brazil crap. I'd like to see a new Brazil team in the next tournament, full of 21 year old non - superstars with no commercial contracts.
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I think there's something quite refreshing about how, for the third tournament running, a competition promoted as a chance to see Big Pre-Ordained Celebrities doing their fancy tricks has again come up against the reality that football is a team game. Look at the BBC's opening credits - Ronaldinho balances the ball on his back, Stevie G belts one several hundred yards across the Brandenburg Gate. Where are they now? What did they do?

Ultimately though, the real damage has been done by the elimination of the team that did produce the best combination of individual skill and team technique in the early stages - Argentina, thanks to negative coaching and substitutions. If this tournament sparks a backlash against that (and, hopefully, against play-acting and histrionics) then there may be some good to come out of it.

It's not been bad at all, but it's lacked true greatness and true excitement when it's come to the crunch.

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Rogin the Armchair fan
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Stevie G spent most of this World Cup belting the ball hundreds of yards.
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Started off great, faded badly. The knockout stages have been pony.
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As the first World Cup I made it to, on a personal basis it will always be remembered; on a general level it's been more about what hasn't happened than what has. And that's a pity.
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Joe Public
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I'd slightly amend the Liquidator's post to accomodate my own opinion: Started off okay faded badly. The knockout stages have been pony.

I've found this competition terribly disappointing.

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Don Malhumorado
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Would have been better if England has been knocked out sooner. Or not qualified at all.
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Don Malhumorado
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Or been staged in Mexico.
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Materazzi's exaggerated dive to the floor whilst Zidane was trying to tie his bootlaces
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TV's 'Mr P'
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What G-Man said.
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Grosso's 119th minute goal.
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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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Frei handball at the 93rd minute vs France with Djourou right behind him about to nod the ball in... There won't be any discussion of Zidane being sent off in the final now if he had thought one more second...

A great personnal memory, so glad I went there despite my scepticism. A confirmation that Switz is putting in place something good, let's get working on that offensive play now, please...

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Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
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I think France would have qualified anyway, ahead of Korea on goal difference. Innit.
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Frei handball at the 93rd minute vs France with Djourou right behind him about to nod the ball in... There won't be any discussion of Zidane being sent off in the final now if he had thought one more second...

Instead it'll be taken up with discussion of what a horrible hateful little cheat Frei is, and how he is so focussed on cheating he hurts the team.

The Bastard

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