View Full Version : The World Cup Final 2014: Germany vs Argentina

July 12th, 2014, 12:55 PM
So hard to call. Germany are favourites but I still fancy Messi to win it for the Argies.

Argentina 3-2.

July 12th, 2014, 2:00 PM
Germany. A great team and it seems a good bunch of lads who play for their team.

July 12th, 2014, 2:08 PM
Germany I reckon.

July 12th, 2014, 2:10 PM

July 13th, 2014, 3:21 PM
Gonzalo, what are you doing?

July 13th, 2014, 4:07 PM
I wish Lawrenson would bugger off with the "funnies." Its the World Cup Final, show some decorum you biff.

Is anyone watching ITV? I reckon even the ITV pundits are watching BBC.

Saw on another forum that Sabella looks like the Dungeon Master from Dungeons and Dragons. He really does.

The Rosk
July 13th, 2014, 4:09 PM
Lawrenson must think he is some kind of national institution with the confidence he has with the constant "witty"remarks. What a cunt.

Seanny One Ball
July 13th, 2014, 4:35 PM
You lot don't realise the comedy gold you have in Lawro.

I will never forget his "greasy Portuguese" insinuation in one of the last majors. Brilliant.

July 13th, 2014, 4:40 PM
Dancing round handbags.

July 13th, 2014, 6:23 PM
Stating the obvious but what a fantastic world cup that was.

July 13th, 2014, 6:25 PM
yup the best since 1998 imo.

July 13th, 2014, 6:30 PM
It had a little bit of everything. Good runs and showings by unfancied nations, some fantastic goals, great games, drama, controversy and big nations imploding. Plus the best team won but it wasnt obvious they would win it at any point. Im gutted its over.

Judas Iscariot
July 14th, 2014, 2:19 AM
Sorry, just saw this.


Judas Iscariot
July 14th, 2014, 2:29 AM
Wonderful World Cup. Absolutely amazing.

Was really pulling for some crazy shit by Colombia or Costa Rica once they got through to the Quarters and shocking the world with insane Cinderella runs to the end, but alas.

Judas Iscariot
July 14th, 2014, 2:47 AM
Seattle v Portland MLS (Cascadia Cup) match tonight drew 62,000.

Judas Iscariot
July 14th, 2014, 2:50 AM




God bless Seattle.

Romford Pele
July 14th, 2014, 2:55 AM
Stating the obvious but what a fantastic world cup that was.


The group stages yeah, but I thought the knock out stages were quite poor aside from the Brazil drubbing. Level of punditry as also been shite. Overpaid wasters like Lawro and Shearer need to go

Judas Iscariot
July 14th, 2014, 3:11 AM
If we could lose Alexi Lalas as a pundit, I wouldn't have a problem with that. And yet somehow he's better than Eric Wynalda.

Judas Iscariot
July 14th, 2014, 3:15 AM
We need to bring in Brian McBride as a pundit. What a man. What an American.

Tommy Smyth is very entertaining, though. The shit that comes out of his mouth is great.

July 14th, 2014, 3:18 AM

The group stages yeah, but I thought the knock out stages were quite poor aside from the Brazil drubbing. Level of punditry as also been shite. Overpaid wasters like Lawro and Shearer need to go

I thought the knockout stages were excellent. I can't think of a game that I didn't enjoy... even the 1-0 or low scoring draws.

July 14th, 2014, 4:59 AM
This has been the World Cup of the fantastic nil-nil...in the knockout stages there were four or five great games that had no goals in 90 minutes, including the final.

Think the right team won in the end - Germany weren't perfect, but they had the least weaknesses and had goals coming from all over the pitch.

Agreed that it was a great tournament. Absolutely breathless in the first couple of weeks, loads of fantastic games and incredible moments, a few players emerging as real superstars, Klose breaking the scoring record...brilliant.

July 14th, 2014, 5:05 AM
Loved it.

July 14th, 2014, 5:12 AM
My one issue with the final is that, in my head, Gotze hasn't earned the right to score the winner in a World Cup final. Other than shootouts, the goals that have won or effectively won the World Cup in my time watching football have been scored by Iniesta, Ronaldo and Zidane...Gotze is in esteemed company. Hopefully now he can kick on and live up to his potential, and ideally stop looking like a fat toddler while he's at it.

July 14th, 2014, 5:19 AM
Jesus just rewatching the highlights as last night got a little hazy, Argentina really should have won it. Restricted Germany to a few half-chances and missed two unbelievable chances, plus one that Messi would expect to score 9 times out of 10.

July 14th, 2014, 5:25 AM
How fucking good was Boateng last night, by the way? Great performance.

July 14th, 2014, 5:53 AM
He was with ease the best player on the park for me. Outstanding performace

July 14th, 2014, 6:05 AM
He was just everywhere. Hummels got a lot of praise this tournament but Boateng should get his fair share too.

I thought Biglia was shite too.

El Capitano Gatisto
July 14th, 2014, 8:00 AM
That's the story of Germany's tournament for me in a nutshell, they have given chances to most teams they have played but no one was able to put them to bed. They aren't the dominant, suffocating force Spain were but just found a way to win games when their opponents couldn't.

Argentina will be kicking themselves, so many of their attacking players under-performed or looked short of fitness. Messi has looked shattered since the Swiss game, which is no surprise really. Di Maria was a huge miss for the final. In hindsight with the injuries it also seems like a mistake having no Tevez as an option, though he probably wouldn't have been a good sub to have around had Higuain and Aguero been fully fit.

July 14th, 2014, 8:01 AM
De Michelis and Garay brilliant as well, both had solid tournaments.

July 18th, 2014, 4:43 AM
So, not really WC related but Lahm has just announced his retirement from international football.

What a way to go out, eh?

July 18th, 2014, 5:51 AM
Think they will miss him a great deal. Even at this tournament the lack of width at full back when he was playing in holding midfield made them look half as good as they were when he was at right back.