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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:10 am

Your analysis might be correct. It might just be that the South American game has become outmoded. If that is right they will be forced to concentrate on strategy and team work because the 'dark arts' are no longer tolerated. My own view is that the result is a much more enjoyable spectacle.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by PeterC » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 am

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:10 am
Your analysis might be correct. It might just be that the South American game has become outmoded. If that is right they will be forced to concentrate on strategy and team work because the 'dark arts' are no longer tolerated. My own view is that the result is a much more enjoyable spectacle.
It does make for a better game.

The success of Latin American football in recent decades, or relative lack thereof, probably reflects a number of failings in the game, of which this is one. There's also serious institutional corruption in many countries' national leagues, and a lack of resourcing and competence in the management of the national squads. However the competition - the smaller European national squads, some countries in Asia and Africa - are increasingly getting their act together. It was great to see Uruguay being successful again this year after so long out of the spotlight. But the other countries do need to raise their game.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Karma_Yeshe » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 am

PeterC wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 am
It was great to see Uruguay being successful again this year after so long out of the spotlight. But the other countries do need to raise their game.
Uruguay finished 4th in 2010 world cup, too.

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:47 am

Yes I was cheering them on. (Uruguay).
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by conebeckham » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:38 pm

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 am
Actually I did know that Simon. I went to school in Scotland for a term or two, back in the day. The Scots were definitely, and defiantly, not English.

And, as an Aussie, I have at least some understanding of the roundball game now, by dint of having brought up two sons who both started in Under Six teams - and both still play. I wished I had had the chance as a kid, they made me play rugby and I hated it.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Simon E. » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm

But it's not the Beautiful Game, Cone... :smile:
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by conebeckham » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:47 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm
But it's not the Beautiful Game, Cone... :smile:
True, LOL. Rugby's a beautiful mess. :smile:
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རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
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It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Wayfarer » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Regarding Rugby vs Soccer - there’s an English saying, ‘football is a gentleman’s game enjoyed by thugs, and rugby is a thugs’ game enjoyed by gentlemen’ [all due apologies for gender-specific language.]

My compulsory playing of rugby as a school-child was an unfortunate experience [particularly for my long-suffering dad who had been quite good at it] as I had no aptitude for it, and certainly none of the confidence, or aggression, required to compete. The only school sport I enjoyed was called ‘adventure training’ whih was basically a way to get out of cricket - it was cross-country hiking and map-reading.
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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by Kim O'Hara » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:06 pm

Wayfarer wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Regarding Rugby vs Soccer - there’s an English saying, ‘football is a gentleman’s game enjoyed by thugs, and rugby is a thugs’ game enjoyed by gentlemen’ [all due apologies for gender-specific language.]

My compulsory playing of rugby as a school-child was an unfortunate experience [particularly for my long-suffering dad who had been quite good at it] as I had no aptitude for it, and certainly none of the confidence, or aggression, required to compete. The only school sport I enjoyed was called ‘adventure training’ whih was basically a way to get out of cricket - it was cross-country hiking and map-reading.
Rugby - both versions - is brutal compared to both Aussie Rules (which I grew up with) and soccer.

I would have liked soccer better than Aussie Rules, if I had been introduced to it, but in Victoria ... :toilet:

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Re: Football World Cup.

Post by shaunc » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:00 am

Rugby league is the main game played in my part of Australia. All of my 3 boys played it and with the state of origin series over it was great to see a blues win.
One of my nephews is a very good rugby union player and has recently got a run with the brumbies team.

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