First 16 Matches Awards

Discussion in 'Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International' started by HatterDon, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    Well, everybody has played one match. Here’s my review. I’d love to see something similar from the rest of you guys.

    Best Team So Far – Germany – They are quick, fluid, link brilliantly between midfield and strikers, and they’re lethal in front of goal. It’s a shame they all go down easier than a squadron of Arrowsmith groupies.

    Worst Team So Far – Greece – No ideas; no discernable attacking personnel or strategy.

    Biggest Pleasant Surprise (Team) – North Korea

    Biggest Unpleasant Surprise (Team) – Portugal

    Most Surprising Result – Spain 0 Switzerland 1

    Best Player I Hadn’t Heard of Before the Tournament – Itumeleng Khune (South African GK) – In addition to some very good positioning and saves, he had the quickest and most accurate throws and kicks I’ve seen from any keeper in a long while. Runner up: Jong Tae-Se (North Korean striker)

    Most disappointing player(s) – Lionel Messi/Argentina, Kaka/Brazil, Rooney/England

    Goal of the tourney (so far) – Maicon (Brazil) – Like Dempsey v. Juve, the guy looked up, saw the GK’s position, and responded with audacity.

    Best performance by a Fulham player – Dempsey. Honorable mention to John Paintsil

    Performance of Greatest Concern to Fulham Fans – Senderos not lasting 40 minutes against Spain.

    What Am I Doing Here Award (player) – HMS Jamie Carragher

    What Am I Doing Here Award (coach) – Diego Maradona

    I Am Most Pleased About – The quality of the officiating – such an improvement over the last two WCs

    I Am Least Pleased About – All the bitching and moaning about the vuvuzelas. It’s a South African thing; get over it!

    Old Man and the Sea Award – Simon Eliot, New Zealand

    Did Somebody Get the Number of that Truck Award – Mark Schwarzer, Australia

    Bizarre Information of the Tournament So Far – Evidently Kim Jung Illin is so concerned about keeping his citizens away from foreign influences, that the North Korean supporters in South Africa are actually actors hired in China. You can’t make this shit up!

    Looking forward to the 1 o'clock match. Great Tournament so far
  2. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    I mostly agree...

    - Either Maicon is the beneficiary of the most beautiful luck cross of the WC so far.. OR.. he hit it instinctively, the NORMAL flight of the ball off his foot there would have been a curl, instead it had spin to slice the opposite way.

    Whichever .. VERY PRETTY

    Vuvu's - WRONG it AINT really an AFrican culture custom thing.. there's a heated argy on Crew boards with plenty of references and I can pretty much bet that AFTER the WC, the VUVU will be banned in any international Comp and possibly at any South African sporting event.

    Before you loose the 'racist' hound on me... I'm on record: Get over it for this event.
    \Not only that.. ESPN filters out SOME of it... they COULD kill almost all of it.

    And if you have a theatre EQ setup on your TV, you can too.

    Actually hear crowd and whistles.
    Youtube demo

    Any of you guys have audio Equalizers {I dont, but I also dont care} and want a translation, I understand what he saying and how to apply it.. just ask.
  3. Martin-in-Nashville

    Martin-in-Nashville New Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Smyrna TN
    Bit Harsh on Rooney I think HD...he didn't get any kind of service from midfield, so hardly he's fault,totally agree with Messi tho, and Im guessing your picking Dempsey cos he scored a spectacular goal?
  4. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    I think you're making too much of it, Martin.. he did say 'by a FFC player' and poor Mark sure didnt qualify.
    If he'd said by a CURRENT or FORMER FFC player, then even 'Magic Simon' would be there.. as he was on the Crew MB.

    Rooney? Without doubt, on record, the best player on the pitch was rendered ineffective. And mostly by the US midfield which played far better than the US D line which in turn did better than we'd expected.
    - I BELIEVE that was what Don was referring to. He couldnt manage to get available.

    And the only thing that was 'spectacular' about Dempsey's goal.. see my signature line.
  5. Martin-in-Nashville

    Martin-in-Nashville New Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Smyrna TN
    Your right about Mark terrible game, but thought Pants over Dempsey would have been my choice that's why I said what I said about the Goal?
  6. Lyle

    Lyle New Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    I think Lionel Messi was good, the Nigerian stopper just pulled off so awesome saves. So Vincent Enyeama could have been on the unheard of players list.

    I agree with you on Portugal. They look something sorry. Ivory Coast looked disciplined though, which means they might actually go far in the tournament. Portugal is not dead yet, but they've got some battling to do.
  7. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    For best Fulham player performance let's not forget about Dickagoi, his perfect release pass put Bafana Bafana on the board.

    There should be a Howler of the Tournament Award which obviously is Robert Green's with a honorable mention to the Paraguay keeper for gifting the Italians to tying score.
Similar Threads: Matches Awards
Forum Title Date
Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International WC: All but US matches Jun 12, 2010
Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International Those who can't watch matches for one reason or another Apr 2, 2009
Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International Most Exciting, Dramatic, or Best NON-FULHAM Matches Oct 30, 2008
Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International A Reason to Pull for Derby in a Few Matches This Season Aug 9, 2007
Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International 07/08 Fulham Matches on TV Jul 20, 2007

Share This Page