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Post by Bellabong on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:14 pm

Where's the gif.

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Post by lenear1030 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:34 pm

im hoping someone out there dvr's postgame analysis analysis on ESPN so we can have this brilliant gif


if not, we need the ballack head smiley and just start up a "Not impressed" meme here

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Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:47 pm

here is the vid

give me a few secs and i will try

http://espnfc.com/us/en/videos/1095892

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Post by RED on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Ballack coming across as a huge hater. Don't know what his problem is. England matched and played really well against a superior team. Hodgson got his tactics good.

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Post by VivaStPauli on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:08 pm

Don't know what your problem is. England played really defensively against a superior team. Nobody wants to watch a team park the bus. Obviously they can't do much else, so I don't blame them, but why would he be impressed? Mad

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Post by Bellabong on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:20 pm

Ballack was trolling hard.

I also predict fisticuffs in that studio by the end of the tournament.

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Post by RED on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:20 pm

@VivaStPauli wrote:Don't know what your problem is. England played really defensively against a superior team. Nobody wants to watch a team park the bus. Obviously they can't do much else, so I don't blame them, but why would he be impressed? Mad

It's not only his opinion, it's his general snobbish attitude in his analysis. It's pretty obvious this current England team is incapable of playing technical attacking football, and against a great team like France, it's obvious they are gonna play with caution- being that it bis their first match in the group.

I think they will play much better against Sweden and Ukraine. I thought sopmeone like Ballack would understand that rather than just going on about "park 3 buses" blah blah .............

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Post by Doc on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:21 pm

England did what they needed to do but what they did wasn't impressive. I'm glad they showed real fight and maybe they could get stronger as the tournament goes along but Ballack didn't speak some alien talk, he actually has a point.

It wasn't impressive...

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Post by Adit on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:30 pm

No body want to watch a bus parked game. England had 1 shot on target and that was the goal.Worst game of the Euro so far.

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Post by MarkForrest17 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:43 pm

If they are going to play like that they should have gotten Carroll in there.. At the very least he is taller than Welbeck so those longballs actually had a chance of connecting him. Welbeck got nothing done.
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Post by The Messiah on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 am

I'm disappointed as well, was expecting England to attack

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Post by Sushi Master on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:40 am



Ovebro wasn't impressed, either banana
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Post by spanky on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:57 am

ROFL

DRAWING IS THE NEW WINNING

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Post by LeBéninois on Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:04 am

spanky489 wrote:ROFL

DRAWING IS THE NEW WINNING

Barca / Pep guardiola's Legacy :bow:

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Post by Ganso on Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:07 am

ballack successfully trolled that guy...you could see he was like "y u disagree with me"



i agree with him though,england played their game.there is no right or wrong way to play football.park dat bus
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Post by vizkosity on Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:22 am

@Sushi Master wrote:

Ovebro wasn't impressed, either banana

It's a *bleep* disgrace!
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Post by donttreadonred on Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:49 am

Lol.

Roy's a tactical genius... right up until he sets up in the same negative formation at home to Stoke City.

Oh, wait... Sorry, I had a flashback there. Luckily, England don't play Stoke in the Euros, so they should be fine.

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Post by Be/\/ceCALI on Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:50 am

@MarkForrest17 wrote:If they are going to play like that they should have gotten Carroll in there.. At the very least he is taller than Welbeck so those longballs actually had a chance of connecting him. Welbeck got nothing done.

agreed, Carroll should've been brought in.. he would've been a threat

@donttreadonred wrote:Lol.

Roy's a tactical genius... right up until he sets up in the same negative formation at home to Stoke City.

Oh, wait... Sorry, I had a flashback there. Luckily, England don't play Stoke in the Euros, so they should be fine.

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Post by rwo power on Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:56 am

RED 80s. wrote:Ballack coming across as a huge hater. Don't know what his problem is. England matched and played really well against a superior team. Hodgson got his tactics good.
Well, his point was that it is not enjoyable to watch for the fans (especially when there isn't even a win that might justify the means), and there he is 100% right.

This was so far the only game where I totally didn't feel entertained. Okay, Germany-Portugal was a borefest, too, but at least we got a win out of it. ^^

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Post by Babun on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:26 pm

@II Capitano wrote:Ballack reacted in an inappropriate manner, he acted like he knows it all, when he clearly doesn't. The problem I have with his comments is that he thinks there's one brand of playing football, just like a lot of fans do, which is absurd. If you're truly a football fan, then you are going to accept diversity in the current game, regardless of what happens on the field. The funny thing is, those who are backing Ballack up, your team(s) have played defensive before, so it's contradictory and hypocritical to start slating England.
Your comment sounds like sour grapes of a butthurt fan.

England was right to set up a defensive formation vs. France but there was no gameplan forward beside defending. You guys managed one shot on target only. Some days it'll be enough most of the time it won't.

Wingers just ran down the wings in an erratic manner then crossed for Wellback who isn't known to be the king of the second floor. Even the crosses weren't precise.

In short, I didn't see any kind of gameplan in Englands game rather than hope for the best. Even counter attacks needs a scheme to be successful.

From a neutral point of view, it was the most boring game in Eruos 2012 so far.

In conclusion, I agree with everything Ballack said. Try to look at the matters from his point of view ( neutral) then you'll get what he meant.

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Post by VivaStPauli on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:41 pm

Also let's not forget he was reacting to an almost extatic pundit, who was visibly impressed by the England performance for no good reason.

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Post by Le Samourai on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:46 pm

“But Chelsea know their strengths and know their quality. They've had a difficult season but in the last few weeks have showed what they can do. They play exactly how they know they have to in order to win and they still have unbelievable quality.”

hmm

The tactics are ore suited to the knockout stages, but if they scrape through the groups, these tactics are the best way to squeeze every ounce you can out of half decent squad.

If they don't make it out of the groups, it's just sad.

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Post by rwo power on Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Here's the not-so impressed Ballack on YouTube:



(Just wanted to link it as I'm not at home atm. And that scene is just too much fun anyway)

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Post by Swanhends on Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:30 pm

This is Ballack's "Are you for real bro?" Face.



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Post by donttreadonred on Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:33 pm

Does anyone else want to strike Alexi Lalas anytime he opens his mouth?

I'm just curious. I know that I nearly threw my shoe at the television when he started praising Roy for his negative tactics against France. I was so happy that Ballack stepped in with support for positive, attractive football.

I wasn't terribly impressed with Ballack in the first few match analyses, but he's really grown on me. A great addition to the ESPN coverage team.

I'm not-so-secretly hoping Ballack goes over the table at Lalas by the end of the tournament. If Germany make the final and Lalas says something utterly inappropriate (which is almost guaranteed), Ballack might do it.

Alexi wouldn't like it if he was angry...



(Btw, I'm going to use the "Ballack is not impressed" as my sig. That's wonderful)

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