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    This has been a very forgettable game
    Worst one of the tournament possibly. Not sure if these games are worse, or if the clear mismatches in the first round of the quarters were worse.
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    Glad to see the Portuguese bow out. I missed the match today but after reading the reports I don't think that is a bad thing.

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    If Ronaldo is the best in the world, how does he not get a turn at a PK? What exactly were they saving him for?
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    Ronaldo is the 2nd best in the world. But your point is valid. I was wondering what they were thinking. Many teams have their strongest guy go first. It was dumb to save him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Ronaldo is the 2nd best in the world. But your point is valid. I was wondering what they were thinking. Many teams have their strongest guy go first. It was dumb to save him.
    I tuned on to watch the PK's and thought to my self I am either putting Ronaldo 1st or last. You put him first and he misses and it may demoralize the team. You put him last and it may give the team a psychological boost knowing they have the best in the world still to come.

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    I tuned on to watch the PK's and thought to my self I am either putting Ronaldo 1st or last. You put him first and he misses and it may demoralize the team. You put him last and it may give the team a psychological boost knowing they have the best in the world still to come.
    I'm putting him no later than 3rd. He has to kick in a spot that matters. You can't lose a shootout with your best player never taking a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I tuned on to watch the PK's and thought to my self I am either putting Ronaldo 1st or last. You put him first and he misses and it may demoralize the team. You put him last and it may give the team a psychological boost knowing they have the best in the world still to come.
    When you have one of the world's best players, you don't make decisions in a situation like that based on what will happen if he fails.
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    When the goalkeeper from Portugal stopped the first shot, I felt sure the Portuguese coach would have his best players kicking from first to last. Being up one goal in a five- goal shootout seems huge to me.
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    The Spain v. Portugal game was just pathetic. What an awful semi.

    I could be wrong, but it honestly looked to me like Cristiano made the decision himself to switch out with another kicker. Need to hunt down some interviews of the manager and Ronaldo after the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    When you have one of the world's best players, you don't make decisions in a situation like that based on what will happen if he fails.
    PK's in the end boil down to nerves and confidence don't they? If you can make a move to boost the confidence of the 4 other kickers won't you do that?

    Its kinda ironic of the similarities of the Italy/England and Spain/Portugal PK's. The first team to kick won both games after missing the first kick. Then the kicks seemed to change on a kicker going up there with confidence and kick the ball lightly where the goalie was standing.

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    Its kinda ironic of the similarities of the Italy/England and Spain/Portugal PK's. The first team to kick won both games after missing the first kick. Then the kicks seemed to change on a kicker going up there with confidence and kick the ball lightly where the goalie was standing.
    I'm pretty sure England made their first two kicks. And England sent their best first, in Gerrard. They sent their next player, Rooney, to go next.
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    Let's hope today is better than yesterday.
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    Damn
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    Great goal.
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    I don't think Italy can play prevent defense for 70 minutes.
    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David


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