Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

THE WORLD CUP FINAL!!!!

So… after a month of games we are down to the LAST one.
The 20th World Cup Final… sort of.. 1950 had no final!
A Final that we have seen before. A repeat of the 1986 and 1990 Finals. Both teams each got a win in those two, who will get the tie-breaker?
Germany have impressed many during the tournament… no more so than their opening game thumping of Portugal and their crushing of the hosts in the semi. Can they continue this form?
Argentina won all their group games and two knockout games but all by one goal and snuck thru on penalties in their semi.  They have not looked impressive at all… will that change?
Will Argentina really rub it in to all the Brazilians and win it on their own turf or will Germany become the first European nation to win the World Cup in South America

Of course, there is the small matter of the Lancer Cup… it looks like a Battle of the Brothers. I would think Bob is my corner… it costs $15 to send a box of stuffing across the Atlantic! How much will it cost to send the Cup… Good luck having Tony pony up the money in two years to send it back!!!!! May the best man win!!!

Join me

UWS

504 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning everyone I hope this is a good final. It should be tasty as Pasta Rizzoli is the ref.

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, chaps - I'm excited about the final, too. Thanks to UWS for a splendid graphic and opening discussion. I've got a small gathering coming over to watch the match later.

Make sure to tune in for the two-hour (yes, two-hour!) preview on ESPN starting at 1pm today. Of course, I wish Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise would stop by the studio for a few corny jokes (maybe sneezing while shouting "HOLLAND!?") followed by the goals of the tournament competition. But still - two hours or pre-match! Unthinkable a few years ago. Enjoy it, lads!

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good afternoon boys
I just noticed that the pre-game and Final are on both ESPN 2 and ABC simultaneously!!!

12:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How about those Germans!!
Germany have now made the World Cup Final in SEVEN straight decades!!

1954
1966
1974
1982 and 1986
1990… that's bloody three in a row
2002
2014

12:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the BBC

Golden Boot chase

The Golden Boot - awarded to the tournament's top scorer - will also be decided tonight and Germany's Thomas Muller knows a goal will almost certainly secure the award.
A single strike would put him level with Colombia's James Rodriguez on six goals, but if it is a tie, with more assists, Muller would become the first player to win the honour at two successive World Cups.
Lionel Messi also has hope on four goals.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello chaps. Great post,UWS. Thank you, Bob. I have taken a break from household chores to watch the pre-match show.

1:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ABC/ESPN Pre-game has started
Watching a team bus along the street

1:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct, UWS. Mueller would win the tie breaker if he scores. Messi needs a hat-trick or two goals and two assists to become GBB. Toni Kroos tied for first with assists with Cuadrado of Colombia.

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

They say Di Maria will start

1:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Settling in to watch the pre-match coverage on ABC now. Bob Ley, Lexi and Bollocks in the studio.

1:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We are having an indoor picnic later in the afternoon since we all had a big breakfast.

1:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought Solari would be in the studio since the Argies are in the final.

1:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Di Maria would be a great signing for Man United.

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

The panel thinks they shouldn't start him

Matt made the point that LVG blew it in the semis starting De Jong and RVP and had to replace both of them…. and no subs for Krul at the end

1:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My mistake. Solari is in the studio with TT , Gilberto, and Alejandro Moreno.

1:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with Matt on that point. LVG didn't use the subs as well as he should have.

1:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with the panel. I expect the Argies to play cautiously. It will be up to Germany to break them down.

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

We have a two hour pre game… BBC only has one


WHY OH WHY DID ESPN LOSE THE RIGHTS FOR 2018

1:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon the Germans will try to hit them quickly. That will help the match.

1:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Maybe Fox will get a clue from this stuff and the NBC coverage of the Prem?

1:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It should be like a home match for Germany as Brazil would hate to see their arch rivals win the World Cup in their own country.

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

Mario Kempes being interviewed by Julie Foudy now. He doesn't speak English? Foudy doesn't speak Spanish?

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I sure hope so, Bob. The answer to UWS'S question is money.

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

WEll, they didn't do that well with the FA Cup !!

1:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well stated by Kempes, but the translator was probably off camera.

1:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

True, UWS. They have the rights to the next two World Cups.

1:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They've got four years to sort it out, right?

1:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will anyone be eating Pasta Rizzoli during the match? Bob could feed that to his small gathering.

1:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't think they get it.

1:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What channels will they show it on?
A lot of the channel are still extra pay

1:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

AI know of ABC, but I am not aware of any other channels.

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

Any comments about the cost of postage overseas?
Tony will keep it forever!!!!

1:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was thinking about it. I was going to ask you how you feel about the Lancer Cup heading to Blighty.

1:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Any special events planned for the World Cup in Glendale?

1:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The usual US Soccer hagiography now. Video with Jeffry Wright narrating. Crikey!

1:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No problems with the Lancer Cup. May the best man win. If Tony wins it, I'll bear the cost of sending it both ways. That's the responsibility that I took on when I started all of this nonsense. And it's worth every penny.

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

Here's a link for the BBC for their coverage starting at the top of the hour


http://livetvcafe.net/video/X6R47664W52Y/BBC-ONE

1:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And the numpties like Lexi and TT criticizing Jurgen. They didn't exactly perform at the level Jurgen did. The U.S. would have been eliminated in the group stage if an American had been in charge. At least Casey Keller had the foresight to realize that.

1:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well stated , Bob. Does that mean Tony has already won it , LOL?

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

The Argies have arrived
So have the Germans

1:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am pleased to see the great Carlos Santana performing at the Maracana.

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2690606/Leeds-United-players-forced-play-against-pre-season-friendly-Viitorul-Constanta-called-Romanian-fail-turn-up.html

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

Both sets of players want to get on the pitch…still all the closing ceremony crap sill on it

1:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No - as UWS explained well in the intro to this thread, it all comes down to today's match - as it should! Chelskilad picked Germany to win this afternoon and UWS picked Argentina. They're both on 70 points at present.

Interesting wrinkle, though. UWS picked Messi for both Golden Boot and MVP, so Lionel scored, say, a hat-trick and the match ended a thrilling Germany 4-3 win (with Mueller scoring none of them) UWS would top his brother 86 to 80 points, as Chelskilad picked none of the supplementary categories.

1:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Crikey - that's a ridiculous story about the LUFC. And that's just days after we beat an Italian semi-pro side 16-0!

1:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YIKES! Bob will not be pleased. Leeds basically had a training session instead of some much needed match practice.

1:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There hasn't been more than two goals in a World Cup Final since 1998 and more than three since 1986. Time for that to change!

1:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct Bob.If Mueller doesn't score than Messi will be GBB if he scores a hat-trick or if he scores two goals and has two assists.An interesting scenario.

1:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looking at the World Cup wins
They do really well in years that end in 4 except 1994
Won it in 54, 74…14?

1:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Klose became the first player to play in four World Cup semis , but the goal against Brazil was his first in any round past the quarters.

1:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think so. I expect Germany to win and that interesting pattern confirms it.

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

Before the 1990 Final…. EVERY Team had scored in a Final…but in 1994… NO team scored!!!
1998 Brazil failed to score
2002 Germany failed to score
200 each team scored but one was a pen
2010 Holland failed to score


NOT A GOOD TREND!!!

2:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BBC's show starting… not liking the music!
Remember the 78 and 82 music well

2:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

DiMaria does not start…according to Matt and twitter

2:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am glad that they are showing the Rio that people don't see. It's about time that people realize that Rio has a high rate of poverty, crime, and pollution.

2:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

News

Germany v Argentina (20:00 BST)
Posted at 19:00
The teams are in - and both teams are unchanged from their semi-final wins over Brazil and the Netherlands.


Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Muller, Lahm (c), Kroos, Boateng


Argentina: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Biglia, Perez, Higuain, Messi (c), Mascherano, Demichelis, Rojo, Lavezzi

2:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Do you think both teams will score. If the Germans can prevent Messi from controlling the match then I believe they can stop the Argies from scoring.

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

Germany trying to become World Champions for the very first time

WEST Germany won the last three!!

2:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I had expected unchanged lineups.

2:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

True. That is a good point. I had not thought about that.

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

Glad to see the BBC presenters… for the whole tourney…they have been dressed down… I guess that is the style BUT for the Final they are all in suit and ties
Gary L, Alan S, Alan H and Rio

Alan Hansen making his Final appearance for the BBC

2:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW! I would imagine the BEEB pre-match show is better than ABC's.Alan Hansen has been with the BEEB for many years. Do you know anything about his future plans?

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

no idea

2:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't think that Argentina side is good enough to beat the Germans.

2:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with the ABC panel that if Germany score first then it will be a more open match because Argentina will have to chase the match.

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

I'm guessing the Argies will wear traditional shirts white shorts
Germany will wear their black

2:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree Bob. They will play very cautiously and hope to catch the Germans on the break. I hope it's not going to be like the 1990 Final.

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

Thanks for the link, mate. I'm watching it now.

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

HAHAHA

Beeb looking back at the tourney

Talking about Suarez

CHewy Louie!!

2:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That sounds about right. It's strange seeing Germany in red and black hoops.

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

The BBBC?

2:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM. Nice Louie joke.

2:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is the third consecutive World Cup these teams are meeting. The last two were in the quarters with Germany winning on penalties in 2006 and it wasn't even KLOSE as the Germans won 4-0 last World Cup.

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

Germany coming out to warm up
They are wearing white shorts
So, are they all white or black with white
I think they will be all white
Argentina to change?

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

Becks now on the Beeb

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

Glad that there are no players banned from the Final because of cards

A smart decision by FIFA to erase them before the semi

2:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A warm reception for the Germans and jeers for the Argentines.

2:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. It makes for a better final. I hope there is quality.

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

Loving the BBC coverage!!!

2:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will go on to that link.

2:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you know that all but one of Klose's World Cup goals have come in the quarters or earlier. In matches played past the quarterfinal round he has one goal in six matches. I don't think that will hurt Germany today as they have plenty of other players that can score.

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

argentina have dark shorts and socks

Will they wear blue shirts
BBC showing the German line up wearing white

2:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half an hour to go gentlemen

2:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, MUR - Germany have loads of weapons.

2:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am going to keep the BBC coverage during the match but hide the screen and mute it but will have it for half time and full time

2:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unfortunately, I could not get into the BBC sight. I think it's something with my computer

2:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw Messi warming up in a white shirt. I hope both teams don't wear their change kit.

2:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am blogging alone. Elizabeth and the pets are napping . Jacquelyn is cleaning up her bedroom and the bathroom.

2:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think they will be in Blue shirts ala 90 Final

2:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have Tom and Matt here watching
I am sure Kathy will be here of KO

2:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds great . Other than the telly it's kind of quiet in our house.

2:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Match of the Day team have chosen the following six goals
Robin van Persie v Spain
Tim Cahill v Netherlands
Lionel Messi v Iran
Jermaine Jones v Portugal
James Rodriguez v Uruguay
David Luiz v Colombia
Andre Schurrle v Brazil

Your choice?

2:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wish one of the teams would wear their home kit. I don;t see why that isn't possible.

2:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tough choice. I'm going with J Rod vs Uruguay. I would pick Cahill as the runner up and Messi vs Iran in third place.

2:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think Germany are wearing their white shirts

I think they wear all white these days


Puyol brings out the WORLD CUP TROPHY IN A BOX

2:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I heard that J Rod signed for Real. Did he or he or is he getting ready to?

2:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BBC's line up shows the Argies in their reg shirts too

Not sure which colors are going to be worn
I would guess white for Germany and blue for Argnetina

They both won't be wearing their reg

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Puyol could have at least had a trim before his presentation. He looks like a roadie for Spinal Tap!

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glad to hear that about Germany. I was hoping they wouldn't be wearing the red and black hoops.

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boys say not yet for J Rod


Talk of LVG wanting Hummels and Ruess to OT to play for the new Vanchester United

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice on Bob

Hello Cleveland

2:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Bob. Glad to hear that, UWS.

2:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd have J Rod's against Uruguay. Classic volley.

2:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

86 Arg wore normal Germany wore green
90 Ger wore normal Arg wore blue

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice one, UWS. The Vanchester United era starts tomorrow and will start their U.S. tour Friday. Those would be great signings. Did Di Maria already sign for United?

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is that a subliminal message, UWS?

2:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I would pick J Rod's goal followed by Cahill's and then RVP

2:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams in the tunnel

2:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina are wearing blue

2:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I predicted that United's placing in the Prem this coming season would be the same as Holland's this World Cup? Does that sound reasonable?

2:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The BBC link is slightly behind ESPN

2:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We ll picked J Rod?

2:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Matt said that Khdeira out after being injured in warm ups

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As Gary Lineker once said: "A prediction; The final will be played by 22 men kicking a ball about for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans will win."

2:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS predicting a German win?

2:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Classic by Garry

2:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

yes

2:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice one, Lineker. Classic!

2:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too.

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here they come… passing the Cup… some of the Germans smiling at it

2:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A mouth watering final ahead of us as Pasta Rizzoli leads out the officiating crew.

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great shot of the team with the Cup in front of them

2:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams out on the pitch now. The World Cup gleaming in the foreground. Marvelous. Anthems now.

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argie fans boing somewhat… don't get the Germans mad!!!

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Trophy is in front of the players while the National Anthems are being played.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More than a hundred comments between the three of us and the match hasn't even started yet! Well done, everyone. Manuel get the trolley....

2:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sepp sitting way back… can't get a front row seat… along with the Chan of Germ

2:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brilliant BOYS

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, UWS. It will also stir up the local fans , who will be cheering for Germany. Poor conduct from the Argie fans.

2:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My guests haven't arrived yet. Bloody Americans! I should lock the door and close the blinds, right?

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. well done LOBer and LVOBs.

2:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Plonkers!!!

What time does it start…3… I will be three at 305

2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I would.

2:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matt is correct - Kramer in for Khedira.

Arsene Wenger won't be happy - he's in the process of signing Khedira.

2:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brazilian Prez gets to sit next to Blatter… she's having a rotten week!

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Christoph Kramer of Borussia Monchengladbach replaces the injured Khedira. It will be only his fifth German cap.

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is that worse than having to watch Brazil play?

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay - A LUFC shout-out from ian!

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor form by Elizabeth napping during the final.

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Classic… Bond Villain!!


Leeds get a mention at the World Cup Final!!!

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done Ian . Leeds representation in the final.

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

AWAY WE GO BOYS!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Maracana.

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away in the 2014 World Cup Final!

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There's a woman outside my window walking her dog. Doesn't she know the bloody World Cup Final is on!!

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great atmosphere at the Maracana, where Brazil did NOT play this tournament.

3:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well… your guest are in front of a tv either…. what kind of people do you hang out with!!!

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jurgi Loew is definitely the fitter of the two managers. Ian thinks he'd make a good Bond villain. No way - he's the sixth member of Duran Duran!

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor form .Show her the red card.
BLOODY YANK!

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ozil nearly played Mueller in there with a clever flick.

3:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance for the Germans… that was a cynical foul

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Bob. Definitely Duran Duran! Sabella heavier and much balder than during his spell in England. Had long , thick dark hair while playing in Yorkshire.

3:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rojo bundles over Mueller there - welcome to the match kind of challenge. Good range for the free kick. A committee of six or seven consulting.

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany have a plenty of choices to take this

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That was useless.. i think it was blocked by a German heal


Arg break… wide

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In the end it's rubbish from Klose straight into the wall. And Lavezzi breaks and feeds Higuain. Cross shot that was nearly on target.

3:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A training routine gone all wrong as Kroos shoots into the wall then on the counter , Lavezzi shoots across the face of the goal.

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

MUR - that sounds like a folk song: "I Lost My Long Dark Hair in Yorkshire."

3:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mueller had a chance for a cross there… failed to find someone

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - good move from the Germans. Mueller's ball in asked some questions.

And now Messi on the ball.

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! Nice one twos as Ozil passed to Mueller down the right but he got it all wrong.

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There is a good cut and thrust to this match already. Hope it continues.

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ref in the way and give the SAs a throw in

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some kind of disturbance in the crowd. Are they doing the bloody wave already!!?

3:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I thought the crowd would be pro-Arg but they're mostly Brazilian and in the European camp

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mueller still playing wide teases a ball in that Romero picks out.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! Another cross by Mueller , straight into Romero's arms.

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Germans with the heavy possession so far.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The crowd is definitely going to be pro German. They would not want their deadly rivals to win the WC in their country.

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Messi skinned Hummels but then couldn't find the ball in to Higuain.

3:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great run by Messi… fails to find someone


Nice run.. Hummels outpaced by Mes

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Messi skipped past Hummels but couldn't find anyone with the cross.

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like I would have fit into this German back four with my blistering change of pace.

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It has been a great start to the match. More entertainment than the entire last WC Final.

3:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wear was someone to finish of Zab's pass

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - another great move from the Argies but the ball tantalizing ran across the box looking for someone to run on to it.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another promising Argie attack, but Zaba fails to find anyone with the pass.

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Both teams have started well

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Howedes blocks a shot from Biglia for an Argie corner.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is easily headed away.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice one, Bob. You and I would both fit into the German back four.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

By now Germany had scored against Brazil.

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - lovely cross in from Lahm but Klose just was put off by DiMichaelis.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great cross by Lahm and Klose couldn't connect. He should have given Germany the lead.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Masch fouls Klose just outside the box. Nit much in it.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another free kick opportunity for the Germans. Will they do better by this one?

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kroos lobs it in and it's cleared.

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Kroos was headed away.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another teasing cross in from the Pig Climber. Out for a corner. Good pressure from the Germans.

3:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless corner

3:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Di Michelis heads out a cross from former Bayern teammate, Pig Stick, for a cormer. Poor corner from Kroos is easily cleared.

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Argies are definitely trying to hit on the break with pace.

3:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This final has had more action than the entire 1990 and 2010 finals combined!

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lahm finds Klose in the box again but he couldn't control him.

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed - long may it continue, MUR.

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They definitely have the players to do it.

3:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kramer was knocked out there !

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - now Kramer is down with a head injury.

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Herr Kramer is down injured.

3:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TT is going to do his nut in the studio

3:17 PM  

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