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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Round of 16… Match #7

So, we are almost done with the second round with two big matches today!
We open with a South America v Europe clash followed by Europe vs North America
Join me for the first match of the day.. I will have to be absent for the second half of the US game because of bloody college!

UWS

108 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Can Messi catch James Rod in the Golden Boot standings today?
I sure hope so for my sake
I picked him as Golden Boot and Argentina for the Golden Trophy so you know what corner I will be in

10:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you know that the Argentine manager is Alejandro Sabella.
He was was 'the other Argentine" to come over
We all remember Ardilles and Villa going to Spurs but Sabella played for Sheffield United. I remember him playing at Bramall Lane.

From the Beeb
"The story goes that Haslam got Sabella from River Plate for £160,000 after refusing to pay an extra £40,000 for Maradona - but it later emerged that Argentinos Juniors had wanted £600,000 for the still unproven 17-year-old"

So, it was Sabella that came over and played in the Second Division. After his time in Sheffield, he spent a season at Elland Road!
Do you remember him in the white?

11:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSkF1tBMsRM

11:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Line Ups


Argentina: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Gago, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi (capt), Mascherano, Rojo, Fernandez, Lavezzi.

Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler (capt), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri.

11:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN's pre-game begins

11:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The first match takes place in Sao Paulo

Of course, it is the B-team for this match

11:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The first six entrants into the Quarter Finals are the group winners!
Will it continue today?

11:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just noticed that Aguero isn't starting

11:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looks like the Argies are wearing white shorts again
When are Brazil and Argentina going to wear their full strip

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lots of hugging and kissing going on between the two sides in the tunnel

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nadal down 4-0 in first set tie-breaker against a power serving Aussie

11:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not many of the Argies singing the anthem

11:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

now it is 3-4 in tie break

11:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Set point for the Aussie Kyrgios

ACE
Nadal a set down

11:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Enough from SW 19
Now back to Sao Paulo….not sure of the postal code

We are off

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Slow start tot he match
five minutes in and not much happening

12:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Swiss get a man to the by-line but a weak cross but the Swiss get the first corner of the game

12:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A bloody short one ends with a shot that was high wide and orrible

12:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina have created nowt


NO BETTER THAN ENGLAND

12:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pele in the stands

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

If the Argies fail to go thru today and Messi fails to score…. my hopes of the Lancer Cup will over!

12:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless cross by Zabaletta

12:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

zzzzzzzzz

12:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why oh why can't England be here
These players and teams are no better!!!

12:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Matt's SportsCenter says that DeJong has a tear in his groin muscle and is out of the WC

OUCH

12:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Swiss corner actually hits the ground in the six yard box but cleared
Another corner is short and the Swiss have a guilt edge chance…saved… another shot saved

12:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A chance for Levezzi but a weak effort


My pick for the Final first scorer, Di Maria, is a having a stinker!

He does take a decent corner but a header inside the six misses a head

12:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chances are starting to come
half an hour in

12:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Di Maria seems to have forgotten the law of Physics
One object cannot pass thru another object

He has tried to just kick the ball thru a defender about five times so far

12:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Swiss had a golden chance but the bloke tries a dink!!

PLONKER

12:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Only five seconds added to the end of the first half
Nil nil at half

Switzerland are just as good as the Argies

12:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Off to shave cuz of my class tonight

12:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back in London
Nadal finally breaks the Aussies serve in the 12th game of the second set win it 7-5
All square

12:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off in the second half
Please get better

1:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent attack goes down the Argentine left.
Low cross goes out for a corner

Of course, a useless corner follows but they get another one

1:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

short one by Messi
Messi puts in another hopeless cross

1:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentine keeper almost makes a hash of a free kick but drags it in just before it goes out of the box

1:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Di Maria really has to go back to Physics class… he up to his old tricks again!

1:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rubbish cross by Mashcerano… these are professional… correct?
WHERE'S THE QUALITY!!!

This has been a good World Cup with a lot of goals BUT I don't think there has been much quality on show

1:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another pisspoor attempt of a cross by an Argentine!!

1:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ruddy Norah…. absolutely rubbish crossing

1:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arg going down the left
Messi finds a teammate but Rojo has a tame shot-cross

1:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Oh my Giddy Aunt
Di Maria runs down the right to the by-line but instead of crossing with his right he tries to cross with his left scissor kick behind the right

I'd YANK HIM OFF

TERRIBLE

1:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That just stunned me

RIDICULOUS!!!

1:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This is the WORLD CUP… TRY


DiMaria again tries to go thru a player…. he is PANTS

1:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Header by Higuan saved well by keeper

1:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Following corner fails to beat first man!

of course

1:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is NO QUALITY OUT THERE AT ALL

1:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Over an hour gone and my Golden Boot kick hasn't had a shot on goal!!!

1:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

DiMaria fails to get the ball passed the guy that is marking him

1:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Even though they are my pick and Messi is my GB pick… I don't want him to score a great goal and everyone start drooling about him again

1:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, Dave. I'm in and out today, busy with some errands. None of these big sides have impressed me yet. Bring back England!

1:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He has been hopeless… but not as bad as Di Maria though

1:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Bob

I am completely disgusted

1:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just 20 minutes of 90 left

WHERE'S THE QUALITY

1:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

If the US do get thru, nothing to scare you here!!

1:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina makes a change
Palacio on for Levezzi

1:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent cross by Messi but Palacio heads it wide from six yards out

1:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back at Wimpleton
It is going to a third set tie-breaker

1:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another ATROCIOUS cross by Di Maria

1:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under 15 to go

1:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I can't believe Di Maria is still out there!

1:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Messi with a chance…. saved

I thought that was going to be a winner

1:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He may have taken too much time to shoot

1:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Messi's shot nutmegged two players on the way to goal… he should have gotten some height

1:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Di Maria takes a corner and kicks the ball straight out of play before curling back in… PATHETIC

1:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Messi tries to run at the goal but is crowded out by three players

1:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Swiss have not been a threat at all
Argentina haven't been great but the ball has been down this end

1:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ENGLAND ARE NO WORSE THAN ANYTHING I HAVE SEEN !!!!!

Why couldn't we have a lucky goal here or there

1:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under ten to go

1:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nadal just lost the third set tie-breaker
He is 2 sets to 1 down

1:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nadal is two one down in sets but has failed to lose his serve@

Kyrgios has lost his once!

1:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The passing has been atrocious… no quality

Under two to go

"Best Player in the World" doesn't have a right foot… has to pass with his left

1:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rojo in the book for a foul.. tried to pretend he is hurt but still gets a card… out of the next match

The 90 minutes are thru

3 added minutes

1:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance for the Swiss… floated in… there was a chance there for a header but missed the target

1:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under a minute to go… there is more footy to come
Out of the first seven matches in this round FOUR of them have gone to extra time!!! A fifth was won by Holland after the 90th minute!

It is done

1:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Utter rubbish. Where is the quality?

1:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off again

Of course, my american friends are starting to complain about the nil nil scoreline

1:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent corner… just knocked away for another one

1:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nadal down a break!!!

1:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Bob
I've been disgusted

1:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not much happening entering the 100 minute mark

2:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nadal 5-2 down in the fourth

2:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The crowd ole ing as the Swiss keep possession

2:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina look clueless

2:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nadal two points from going out
Make that one

2:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ACE… of course… Nadal is out

2:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina with a break an Di Maria fails to make the right pass

USELESS

Half time of extra time

2:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stop talking about Messi's moment

He had 105 MOMENTS to make a difference already!

2:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Away we go

2:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Di Maria with his first decent moment in the match
A decent hit saved

2:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

But he follows it up with a hopeless corner… fails to beat the first man…sigh

2:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

More uselessness by DiMaria

2:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the Beeb
Di Maria has lost possession 37 times in the first 90 minutes

2:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the Beeb

Alexander Plumb:
Belgium and USA are rubbing their hands at playing either the Swiss or Argentina in the quarter-finals.

Ryan Konkolewski:
The worst match I've ever seen and I used to referee Sunday League.

Charlotte Horne:
This match is painful.

2:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Goal
Messi sets up Di Maria

The worst player on the field scores!

2:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

SO LUCKY TO BE GOING THRU

2:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ONLY ONE MINUTE TO GO AS THEY KICK OFF

2:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The ball hit the net at 117:24

2:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Corner to the Swiss into three added minutes
Keeper is up

2:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Keeper tries a bicycle kick
Ball comes back in…. OFF THE POST FROM THREE YARDS AND THEN MISS THE REBOUND!

WOW

2:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Keeper up again… ball finds him but he fails to shoot

Just like Hockey.. empty net try… missed

2:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Swiss have another chance
NOW A LAST SECOND FREE KICK INSIDE THE D

2:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Last kick of the game here...

2:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Dramatic finish to an awful match

2:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Off the wall and it is over!!

Argentina are lucky lucky lucky

2:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A great finish to an awful match

2:44 PM  

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