Lakenheath Old Boys

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

World Cup Semi Final #1.. BRAZIL vs GERMANY

So gentleman, we are now at the Semi Final stage. Both matches are South America vs Europe
Will one continent get the bragging rights over the other or will it be a draw? I predicted an All- South American final but I am rooting for an All- European.
Today's match has a wounded Brazil vs a healthy Germany
I will be around for the first half but then I have to go to my college… bummer
Join me

UWS… the old one… well not as old as Steve, Bob…and many others

95 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - thanks for the post. We had originally expected to head up to Lewiston for a Boston concert this afternoon and were going to DVR the proceedings. But they are calling for massive thunderstorms this afternoons, so we may stay put.

9:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There are three changes for Brazil, with Bernard getting the nod to replace Neymar.

Brazil: Julio Cesar, David Luiz (c), Fernandinho, Marcelo, Hulk, Fred, Oscar, Dante, Luiz Gustavo, Bernard, Maicon

Germany are unchanged - Miroslav Klose starts up front.
Germany: Neuer, Hoewedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Muller, Lahm (c), Kroos, Boateng

3:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Comparing the teams
Semi Final appearances
Brazil 10
Germany 12

Semi Final wins
Brazil 7
Germany7

World Cup Wins
Brazil 5
Germany 4

World Rankings
Brazil 3
Germany 2

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

FINALLY
Brazil are wearing BLUE SHORTS!!

Germany wearing Black… like normal!!

3:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now i'm worried they won't be wearing yellow!!!

3:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lots of hugging between the two teams in the tunnel

3:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They have only played once against each other even though they have played over 200 World Cup matches

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here the teams come

3:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

David Luiz holding up Neymar's shirt… get over it!!

3:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Both anthems are done

I hope this game is a good one

3:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany aren't wearing their white but the black and red they wore against the USA

3:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I will only be here for the first half

Taking forever to kick off… finally...Away we go

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This ref is card happy apparently

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ian Darke calling in the World Cup Final… well done boy
Mike Terico keeps saying Finals!!

The whole tourney is the Finals


Brazil with an early corner

Cleared

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not good to see a Brazilian team without a number ten


Marcello with a shot.. should have done better

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany haven't been outside their half

4:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England are last team to win in Germany!
The John 'score one goal against Brazil in the team all the time' Barnes match

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany gets some possession and the crowd is continually boong

4:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ozil should have shot but passed it and a shot was blocked

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Poring with rain on the Copacabana Beach

4:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...


A storm is engulfing the Copacabana in Rio where an estimated 70,000 fans have gathered to watch tonight's match in a Fifa fanzone.

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany break with two players running next to the ball… they fail to get the cross over
Corner… first to the Germans… Muller is wide open in the middle of the gaol… 8 yards out… volleyed in… ONE NIL GERMANY!!!

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

11 minutes gone
I can't believe how wide open Mueller was… they just let him go!!!

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, UWS - that's #5 for Mueller. Good news for AZ Kicker who picked him as GBB.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shocking defending from the Brazilians.

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

David Luiz breaks forward and finds Hulk… useless from the GREEN ONE

4:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Bob
Where have you been?
I figured you were at the concert when you weren't around

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brazil are just kadumphing it forward!!!

4:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Again.. a wold cup player fails to get cross past his defender
Maicon this time


4:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Marcelo tries to dive for pen..German players not happy with it… handbags
It was a great tackle

4:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ridiculous corner by Brazil… the ball went back to half way in two touches!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ref doing well so far… not falling for the diving

4:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sean in Lincoln via 81111: "Brazil won't score tonight, in this tournament, they only score against countries starting with the letter C."
Brazil's goals inside 90 minutes in the tournament have come against Croatia, Cameroon, Chile and Colombia.

4:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany starting to look dangerous… Brazil looking clueless



GOAL… KLOSE SCORES!!! A SECOND BITE OF THE CHERRY AND BURIES IT

BRAZIL SLCED APART

4:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Klose overtakes Ronaldo for the most goals in World Cup History… #16

4:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THREE NIL!!!!!!
KROOS!!


WAIT A MINUTE IT IS FOUR!!!

4:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kroos scores a second in two minutes

FOUR NIL… THE CROWD IN TEARS!!!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

OMG!!!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FOUR NIL DOWN..26 minutes!!!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't believe it!

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Terrible defending!!

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In and out.

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hulk with a dive…. Ian and Steve think it is a foul…. never!!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is a shocker. What are Brazil playing at?

4:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FIVE NIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5 goals down in 29 minutes

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I guess I don't have to leave at half time….. this is already over
I'lll just leave at the normal time

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THIS IS STUNNING!!!!!

Kroos almost with his hat-trick goal

Brazil have stopped playing
Germany look like they are going to score EVERY TIME they go forward

4:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What is David Luiz complaining about … it was a foul

Just defender better!!


4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany have SO MUCH time and space… EVERY TIME THEY GO FORWARD!!

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That was a nasty foul three by a Brazilian

4:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ozil with a very weak free kick effort

4:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brazil have been hopeless all tournament but this is RIDICULOUS

4:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The goals were scored in the 11th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, and 29th minutes!!!

4:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The last team to score five goals in a semi final was Brazil in '58

4:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Only 1 added minute
I thought there was supposed to be 30 secs for every goal…well that is 2:30 to start


HALF TIME
Boos all round

4:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I am stunned. I've never seen anything like it.

Our pal Red Devil FCK1 must be dancing himself silly in Tuscany.

4:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN studio shut down from power so they are in the Men with Blazers little closet


4:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who play Germany in the Final?
Repeat of the 74 Final ?
Repeat of the 86 and 90 Final?

I am off to class now

Take care boys

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Screw big Phil. Subbing in Ramires for Hulk? How about an offensive player, to give the fans a bit of a show?

5:10 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Fred should have gotten two pks this game .... if they were playing Croatia.

5:16 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I take back what I said. The Brazilians are still putting on their diving show.

5:18 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Did anyone other than Marcelo even come to play?

5:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, Red Devil. You must be loving all of this. Gooner, Shazad, Kate and I are sitting here watching this at the Cottage thoroughly stunned. I've never seen anything like it.

5:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

6-0. I've never seen such a lop-sided semi-final. Big Phil is toast. Sacked in the morning.

5:28 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

In qualifiers, Sweden had an amazing fightback against Germany, where the German defense crumbled pitifully, but I think they let in only 3 in about 15 minutes. Other than that. No. This is unreal.

5:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

AZ Kicker is now on for eight points with Mueller level on 6 with James Rodriguez as Golden Boot.

5:28 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

With the advent of the flat back 4, supposedly the loss of a single defensive leader (Silva in this case) should not be so detrimental. Frankly, I think that Big Phil has so many defensive midfielders on the pitch that they did not coordinate well on who should be tracking back. In the end, often noone did, and it was only the defenders back there (certainly not Maicon, though).

5:31 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Are you sure? I think he only has 5.

5:33 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I don't believe he has scored since the opening round.

Algeria Schuerrle and Oezil
France Hummels

5:34 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Wow! Great goal!

5:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh my giddy aunt - it's 7!

5:35 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I think that such a drubbing is not a good prep for the Germans. Still, they are probably better than most at not letting something like this go to their heads.

5:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mueller does have six in this tournament. He scored a hat-trick against Portugal in the opener and then one against the US in the third group match. Now two in this one.

5:39 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Bernard is such a little punk.

5:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just seen the scoreline again and FIFA have credited Schurlle with the sixth goal - we thought it was Mueller's goal, so he is still on 5. AZ Kicker will be crushed.

5:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He is; I'm really disappointed in him today because I thought was quite a young talent.

5:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The German fans in the stadium are now shaking their heads; they can't quite believe it.

5:43 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Ah, there is your error. With all these blond guys scoring, you mixed them up. Mueller has only one, then Klose, Khedira, and Kroos and Schuerrle have 2 apiece.

5:44 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Schuerrle stepped right in front of Mueller when he scored his first goal.

5:45 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Maybe Bernard should be playing with a size 4 ball.

5:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - almost eight. Ozil with a disappointing finish.

1-7 - Oscar. Condolences.

5:46 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I had tipped Oscar to score the winning goal of the World Cup. Could I change that to 'last goal by Brazil?'

5:47 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I was disappointed with Boateng on that goal, but maybe he was smart to avoid a red card or something silly.

5:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry - nice try. ;-)

5:48 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I should be around for the second semi-final tomorrow. Let's hope it has half as many goals.

5:49 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Say hello to our friends who are there with you.

5:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it, then. The most shocking semi-final I've ever seen. Wow!

Will you be celebrating all night?

5:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've already done so. They say 'hi' back.

We had planned originally to head up to Boston at ArtPark tonight but it's been cancelled due to thunderstorm warnings. The last vestiges of Tropical Storm Arthur.

5:51 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

No. Everyone else is asleep, so I will work on a revise and resubmit before I hit the sack.

I can't wait to go on the internet tomorrow to download this and have a copy forever.

5:52 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Aw. That's too bad about Boston. However, maybe Dave Rankin will come to one of the other shows with us now.

Did you have tix, or were you looking to buy them there?

5:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We got sold out of the tickets early on and were going to go up and buy them on the strip. We were going to DVR this match and watch it later.

6:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

RUDDY NORAH!!!!

8:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am speechless! Never seen anything like it. The Brazilian Nuts were Muellered and Kroosified. When I go to bed, like Phil the Pill I will be hitting the sack. For punishment, Brazilian players will be watching the silence of the Lahms.

12:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice ones, MUR. The sad thing is that Phil and the Brazilian boys have to run out against today's losers on Saturday for a last tour of the defeated.

12:03 PM  

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