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Greece vs. South Korea
I am actually offended by Greece's performance. If you show up at the World Cup and you take away that chance from other teams who would give anything to be there, and then you don't even fucking try? That offends me. I am legitimately angry about that awful display of ugly, unispired, lazy football. The only bright side is that, of course, South Korea were fantastic. They aren't perfect, but they showed a lot of creativity going forward. Plus they were super adorable! I find myself really, really liking them. MINI PICSPAM TIME. Sorry for the little arrows on the side. I was too lazy to figure out the way you can find the base image outside of the photo gallery. Anyone remember how we did it during the Euros?













Argentina vs. Nigeria
So, I'm not gonna lie, guys. Right before this game started, I got my dad to make me an omelette, and once I was finished eating it and saw the goal go in, I may or may not have fallen asleep. I'm not used to getting up at 7 in the morning! And it was so fucking boring. I was hoping it would be more interesting with Messi there to work his magic, but then I remembered it was Argentina and not Barcelona, and promptly nodded off.

USA vs. England
Wow, what was that? IDEK. I was happy that we managed to get a point from that, but we didn't play as well as we could have. I'm hoping they'll lose some nerves and loosen up a bit in the games against Algeria and Slovenia. If they can keep it together, they've got a very good chance of moving on. England, on the other hand, were utterly terrible. If they play like that against a big team (and I say that with all love to the US), they'll be destroyed. And I don't just mean because of goalkeeping. I was happy for Stevie G, though. I thought he did very well. (Carra, on the other hand...) The goalkeeping situation is interesting too, because England have such a huge problem with penalty shootouts, and in all likelihood they'll end up in one if they progress very far. Add to that goalkeepers with no confidence, and, wow, England is fucked. They're like a jigsaw puzzle of the Premier League, and that does not equal a strong, unified team.

Also: TIM HOWARD. It makes me feel weird to love you because you play for Everton, but you are so awesome that you overcome even that.

Anyway, you really need only one picture from this matchup:



David Beckham's face condemns your general failure.

Serbia vs. Ghana
Okay, none of those two are worrying me incredibly as opponents for Germany, but I don't want to jinx us. Still, I was very happy for Ghana when they scored, mostly because THEY were so happy.

Also the Serbian fans had a giant sign that said SEX MACHINES on it. For Vidic, at least, I have to agree.

I have yet to see any team play very impressive football. Mostly it's been unorganized, blunt, and ugly. Not entirely unexpected when not only is everyone having first-game nerves, they're also poorly matched to the skill level of their opponent. I'm hoping the next round of games will provide some more interesting stuff. But I think more African teams should score more goals, because they have AWESOME goal celebrations.

Day 02 — Your favorite retired footballer


Mia Hamm is the reason I love football. Yes, it was Germany that got me to really delve into the sport and educate myself and find a club team. But it was Mia Hamm and that amazing US women's national team that first instilled that love for me, brought tears to my eyes, and made me so proud. THANK YOU.

Day 03 — Your favorite national team



Of course I support the United States, but my heart belongs to Deutschland.

Day 01 — Your favorite active footballer
Day 02 — Your favorite retired footballer
Day 03 — Your favorite national team

Day 04 — Your favorite club team
Day 05 — Your favorite domestic league
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — Your favorite football kit
Day 08 — A video of a great goal
Day 09 — A football-related photo that makes you happy
Day 10 — Your favorite football rivalry
Day 11 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 12 — A football-related photo that you took
Day 13 — Transfer that made you the saddest
Day 14 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 15 — Your favorite manager
Day 16 — A football-related comedy skit/joke/whatever
Day 17 — A picture of the footballer you think is the hottest
Day 18 — Match that made you the saddest
Day 19 — Match that made you the happiest
Day 20 — Your favorite football-related piece of fiction (movie, book, fanfic, whatever)
Day 21 — A football-related photo that makes you sad
Day 22 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 23 — A football-related song
Day 24 — A football-related photo that makes you laugh
Day 25 — A football-related .gif
Day 26 — A football-related item you've bought
Day 27 — A picture of your favorite bromance/ship
Day 28 — Your favorite team of all time (i.e., specific players at a certain point in time)
Day 29 — Your favorite football-related quote
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

And now, decked out in my sadly obsolete Frings jersey, I will begin to prepare myself for the Germany game. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. OMG KLINSI IS ON MY TV! ♥_♥

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Date: 2010-06-13 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolkenfuehlen.livejournal.com
If you show up at the World Cup and you take away that chance from other teams who would give anything to be there, and then you don't even fucking try? That offends me.
THIS. That has always been my problem with Greece, tbh, because they were just as bad/unmotivated during the Euro, if I remember correctly. -.-

MANNSCHAFT! ♥ I am so so giddy omg! Need to put on my Frings jersey and get ready to watch the game :D :D

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Date: 2010-06-13 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
I can't stand Greece. I'm still pissed they knocked out Ukraine.

SO EXCITED! :D

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Date: 2010-06-13 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nicolasechs.livejournal.com
I thought that Argentina was pretty impressive, actually, Veron and Higuaín aside. Messi could have had 2 or 3 goals but for Nigeria's amazing keeper.

But yeah, it hasn't exactly been a goalfest so far. It's all seemed a bit downhill after the opening South Africa-Mexico game. I demand more happy Bafana Bafana-like goal dances!

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Date: 2010-06-13 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
To be fair, I fell asleep halfway through so I'm not a very good judge.

I need more goals, dammit! I think a lot of it is nerves though, and weird matchups. I'm hoping for better stuff next round.

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Date: 2010-06-13 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowstranger.livejournal.com
I'm sitting here in my Neuville jersey. ;)

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
I miss Oliver!

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Date: 2010-06-13 07:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aurora
Germany!!

Beckham's face is oh so very fitting for many occasions. But especially for the gameplay of most teams so far.

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
Well, up until the Germany game of course! ;)

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Date: 2010-06-13 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] muthine.livejournal.com
D'aww, I missed South Korea's game *pouts* I need me some adorable players to root for, especially if they're somewhat underdogs :)

Still, I was very happy for Ghana when they scored, mostly because THEY were so happy.

Eeee they were sah happy. And deserving too, they had various scoring opportunities and a real knack for stealing the ball and really trying during the counters. I'm also super psyched that an African team finally got a win! ^^
Algeria could have won too, but their football wasn't nearly dynamic/aggressive enough. And now I'm afraid that Slovenia will play boring defensive football (they know how to play that all right) against the US and England to get a nil, and secure themselves a winning spot with ugly football :/

David Beckham's face condemns your general failure.
Lol, Becks should go be an actor already, it'd make Posh happy, and he's already got the Botox injections ca~red for x)

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
I don't think Slovenia will manage to win against either the US or England. Neither team was much to write home about in their opener, but they're both good enough to beat Slovenia, I think. I hope!

Becks will probably become an actor after he retires. Or just hang around with Zizou doing commercials.

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Date: 2010-06-13 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penguinparity.livejournal.com
The goalkeeping situation is interesting too, because England have such a huge problem with penalty shootouts, and in all likelihood they'll end up in one if they progress very far. Add to that goalkeepers with no confidence, and, wow, England is fucked.

Yeah, pretty much. Everytime someone talks about penalty shootouts and England I always think of this song:

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Date: 2010-06-13 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorairo-laina.livejournal.com
THIS made my day. Oh England, your former colonies mock you mercilessly.

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penguinparity.livejournal.com
Mitch Benn is from Liverpool actually. Some of the harshest critics of the English NT have been from their own country, lol.

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Date: 2010-06-14 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorairo-laina.livejournal.com
Well. Yes. No argument there XD I simply meant that after the match yesterday....well....goal fail was an epic fail. XD;;

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
Hahahaha. Harsh, but true!

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Date: 2010-06-13 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samuelvimes.livejournal.com

I have yet to see any team play very impressive football. Mostly it's been unorganized, blunt, and ugly


well, until now. That was some match.

lol at Australia

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
I have never been so glad to have spoken too soon!

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Date: 2010-06-13 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samuelvimes.livejournal.com
also, Mia Hamm. :D

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
She's fantastic. :)

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Date: 2010-06-13 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vertrauen.livejournal.com
I was happy for Stevie G, though. I thought he did very well. (Carra, on the other hand...)

OH GOD YES. I mean, I live with the idea that Carra is the Homo sapien version of a bull in a china shop, but can you at least keep a yellow card off your back for a game, at least? Christ.

That being said, BYE BYE KLINSI. BE BACK SOON!!!!

(and what is this African-infused version of Get On Your Boots? I think I might like that better than the original!)

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarkastic.livejournal.com
I mean, with England's defensive problems you know they were desperate. But I'm starting to think calling him up was a bit of a mistake. England already aren't much of a team in the sense of being unified, adding someone who hasn't played with them for 3 years probably isn't going to help anything.

I dunno, although I might get annoyed with all the U2 before the tournament is over. I can only take so much.

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Date: 2010-06-15 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pennyplainknits.livejournal.com
I have absolutely no sympathy for Robert Green as he shouldn't have been playing anyway. Joe Hart is the in form goalkeeper, the keeper of the year and he set a club record for clean sheets. The only reason I can see for him not being picked is a) his youth (which is crap as Casilias was playing for Spain at 23) or, more likely b) that he played the last season for Blues, who are an unfashionable team.

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