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Fri Dec 6, 2013, 12:29 PM

Group G

Germany, Ghana, Portugal, USA...

WTF? did we forget to give someone baksheesh??

At least the expectation bar will be low.

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Reply Group G (Original post)
sarisataka Dec 2013 OP
Metatron Dec 2013 #1
joshcryer Dec 2013 #4
tkmorris Dec 2013 #2
VWolf Dec 2013 #6
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2013 #11
sarisataka Dec 2013 #7
Aquavit Dec 2013 #10
joshcryer Dec 2013 #3
jakeXT Dec 2013 #5
sarisataka Dec 2013 #8
Aquavit Dec 2013 #9

Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 12:41 PM

1. I am as sad about the US and our group of death

as many of the England supporters are about their group (Eng., Uruguay, Costa Rica, Italy).

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Response to Metatron (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 02:12 PM

4. At least England can benefit from Italy's travel time.

According to this D3 is half the travel time of D4: http://soccer.si.com/2013/12/03/travel-considerations-world-cup/

The US does sort of benefit as well, but not with nearly the advantage as England. Since Ghana is in G3 the US will be able to use its "experience" with long travel time and adapt while Ghana will be experiencing it for the first time, so that gives us hope we can get rid of the bad Ghana luck.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 12:43 PM

2. Yeah, I thought the same. You know what though?

If the USMNT wants to earn the world's respect they need to feel like they can beat teams like these. Germany obviously is a dominating squad right now but why do they need to fear Portugal? Portugal should fear US, not the other way round. Furthermore Ghana has beaten us twice now, but if we are confident we should WANT the chance to show we are better than they are. If you can't beat Ghana you don't deserve to advance anyway.

It's time to get busy.

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Response to tkmorris (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 04:44 PM

6. I was watching the draw live

and I was PISSED as Group G developed.

Now, a few hours later .... eff it. BRING IT ON!

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Response to VWolf (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 12:19 PM

11. Exactly!

 

First I was like:


Then I was all:


We can do this. We're due for a win against Ghana. We have our best team ever and they're not what they were three years ago. Portugal are damn near a one man show. Sure, that one man is the best player in the world right now, but we match up very well (and are flat out better at the goalkeeper position, all the way down the depth chart). Germany may not need the game agaisnt us (we play them last), so at least a point isn't completely unrealistic.

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Response to tkmorris (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 05:42 PM

7. No doubt

these will be good games.
Maybe being in a tough group will take off the pressure of expecting to advance and lossen the team up to pull off a win or two. I could just imagine the world's collective shock of US/Klinsman downing Germany...

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 12:48 AM

10. Not gonna happen.

Jogi Loew isn't my favorite coach of all time, but he's light years ahead of Klinsman. Germany play the possession game to an extreme and have so much quality all over the pitch that I just don't see them having any trouble with the USA team. Could see 2x 5:0 results for the Germans to be honest.

But then again, I have die mannschaft going undefeated in the group and winning the whole tournament...

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 12:52 PM

3. Was halfway through my fancy table when I saw this post.

Yeah, it's a tough one. At least the Brits are equally screwed.

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 02:19 PM

5. Kevin Prince Boateng vs. Jerome Boateng ; Klinsmann vs. Germany

Kevin-Prince Boateng excited by brother reunion as Ghana paired with Germany in 2014 World Cup

Kevin and Jerome will come face to face on the pitch for the second straight World cup

Despite a tough draw for Ghana in the 2014 World Cup, Kevin-Prince Boateng seems delighted to be facing his German brother Jerome Boateng in the group stage for the second consecutive tournament.

“Brother it’s time again…that’s how beautiful life is!! Can’t wait…love [you] bro!!!,” he tweeted right after the draw was made.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/6/54/88453/Sports/Africa/KevinPrince-Boateng-excited-by-brother-reunion-as-.aspx

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 05:44 PM

8. A former co-worker and good friend

is from Ghana. I would love to have lunch on his tab this time...

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 12:35 AM

9. I am so stoked about the World Cup!

die mannschaft are going to have their hands full with Cristiano Ronaldo and his hair, and the Ghana matches will be difficult as well. That said, I cannot wait to see Thomas Müller and friends blast Tim Howard out of the water!

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