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Post by A_Fan on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:28 am

I know the first game has already started, but what are your predictions for this round?

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Re: WWC Knockout round predictionsI

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:54 am

France. ✔

Germany
Australia

The other game depends on who shows up.

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Re: WWC Knockout round predictionsI

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:52 pm

This is the commentary we are subjected to..

Ian Darke: Japan have 67% of possession, Germany have 33%

Julie Foudy: yeah, and Japan is keeping the ball pretty well, too!

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Post by DaTruRochin on Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:04 pm

So, I'll bet the value of secondary market semi-finals tickets just crashed....

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Re: WWC Knockout round predictionsI

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:14 pm

Interesting tidbit.

If Sweden wins tomorrow Germany misses the Olympics as well. UEFA are using the WWC as the qualifiers.

Great Britain is in as host. France earned a spot with the win over England. I'm not sure what happens if Sweden loses- playoff, I think.

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Re: WWC Knockout round predictionsI

Post by A_Fan on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:57 pm

Japan really outplayed the Germans. Quite a game.

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Re: WWC Knockout round predictionsI

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:21 pm

Purplegeezer wrote:This is the commentary we are subjected to..

Ian Darke: Japan have 67% of possession, Germany have 33%

Julie Foudy: yeah, and Japan is keeping the ball pretty well, too!

Swiped and adapted from someone's Tweet:

Take a swig of Pliny every time DiCicco interrupts and/or contradicts Chastain.

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Post by A_Fan on Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:56 am

Thankfully they have Chastain in the studio so we don't have to listen to her for a full 90 minutes.

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Post by purple haze on Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:31 pm

I like Ian Darke. Julie Foudy is not doing it for me. Much of the in-game and studio commentary lacks much in the way of insight about the players. For instance there is almost no mention of where they played college ball, which I think matters even if they have been in the pros a while. When Stephanie Cox was subbed into the Sweden game for more attacking, no one noted that she was playing on the same flank as Megan, her long-time college teammate, with whom she had vast experience playing a possession-style game. I'd like to hear more about how the North Carolina heritage of players such as Heather O. affects the US strategy. OK, so my pro-college bias is showing, but these types of insights could make the game more involving for me.

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Post by Backside Defender on Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:05 pm

It also got tiring after multiple times of them not being able to correctly identify the amount of time remaining in the game.

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Re: WWC Knockout round predictionsI

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:24 pm

Maybe they don't teach simple math at Stanford?

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Backside Defender wrote:It also got tiring after multiple times of them not being able to correctly identify the amount of time remaining in the game.

So true. Apparently, to be an ESPN commentator you don't need to know that extra time goes until 120'.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:01 pm

HA! The whole time they were talking about "this being the last chance" at 115 mins I was like man, that's a bold prediction with 5 mins left.... Or did they chance the 2nd half of overtime to 10 mins when I wasn't looking??

Hahaha who was more incompetent: the officials, or the commentators?

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:08 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Hahaha who was more incompetent: the officials, or the commentators?

Do not get me started on that one... Beating a Dead Horse

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