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    Team of the Tournament

    Manuel Neuer

    Philip Lahm
    Ron Vlaar
    Ezequiel Garay
    Ricardo Rodriguez

    Javi Mascherano
    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Arjen Robben
    James Rodriquez
    Neymar

    Thomas Muller
    Welsh and Proud.

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    ------------Ochoa------------

    Lahm-----Vlaar----Kompany-----Rodriguez

    ---------Mascherano-------Vidal-----

    ----Robben-----Schweinsteiger---James R

    -------------Messi--------------------

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    That defence sums up how poor the defending was throughout the tournament.

    Made for what was perceived as an exciting World Cup with plenty of goals, would have been a lot more except for some decent keeping.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    I thought Boateng was absolutely amazing in the final.

    I thought Costa Rica, Argentina and Holland were very good in defence.

    Kompany, Euro? Really?

    Although I am one to talk. Up until the Germany game, David Luiz was in my team of the tournament.
    Welsh and Proud.

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    Kompany was solid as usual although he did balls up for Higuain's goal. I wasn't convinced by any Argie defenders as their excellence in that department was virtually wholly down to Mascherano.

    I wanted to include a Chilean defender but couldn't remember any names.
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    Kompany was ordinary, as I think he usually is. He's a spectacular defender, imho, not a good one and this gets him praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bar the Bull View Post
    I thought Boateng was absolutely amazing in the final.
    Best performance I've seen in a while from a central defender, covered Hummels so well from late on in normal time.

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    Most overlooked player in this tourney is Italian wing-back Darmian. No idea who he is or who be plays for, but he was one of the most impressive players (imo) in the Group Stage.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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    Hart
    Zabaleta/Kompany/Demichelis/Sagna
    Milner/Yaya Toure/Fernandinho/Silva
    Dzeko/Aguero
    The older I get the better I was.

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    I didn't know you were a dirty blue archie.

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    Apart from Zabaleta, most had shockers.

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    Yaya Toure played like a 500 an hour hooker who was asked to **** for 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euronymous View Post
    I didn't know you were a dirty blue archie.
    The family team - grandad was from Longsight and dad saw them at Hyde Road. I was born in Hyde and my first (and home town) team is Stockport but I was at uni in Manchester in the late 60s and took full advantage of Friday night football in Edgeley and Maine Road on a Saturday.
    The team of the tournament selection is obviously a joke (although I think they'd probably beat any national side) but, when it comes to making a difference, Yaya was clearly player of the season in the PL.
    Last edited by archie; 18th July 2014 at 8:49 PM.
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    Couldnt give a monkeys about the teams or the football really

    best thing was that WC and BBC coverage reminded me what a brilliant track Stevie Wonder's Another Star is

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    What did you miss most from club football Clive? The absense of sponsors on the tops, the crippling ticket prices or the ugly crowds?

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