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I know what you mean, Ireland is often one of those teams with great cohesion. But it wasn't as if the U.S. players played an unusually large number of friendlies or practiced an extraordinary amount of time.

I think many of these Americans are great athletes who just lack consistency and precision as football players. You have a decent chance when just one great speedy run, a good cross and one good finish can win a game. I'd rather an upset be a bit more difficult.

fairleft

by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 06:30:29 PM EST
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I don't know why anyone would argue for more predictability in sport, surely the fact that you don't know what is going to happen is half the point, If you know what the result is very likely to be before you go, what is the point as a spectator?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 05:45:06 AM EST
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