Considering Group F



A profane (you've been warned) take on the final Group F matches - Italy/Slovakia and Paraguay/New Zealand - in the style of a blog roundtable.

Jeremy Spitzberg: anything interesting in group F?
Neal Thurman: SVC up 1 on Italy - PAR/NZL is nil-nil
Neal Thurman: Italians going home?
Jeremy Spitzberg: would it be slv and par?
Neal Thurman: I think so
Jeremy Spitzberg: crazy goal!
Jeremy Spitzberg: toe poke?
Neal Thurman: I didn't see it - just tuned in about 10 min ago
Jeremy Spitzberg: watching the replay on 3
Neal Thurman: nice
Jeremy Spitzberg: he meant to do it but was falling as he hit it
Jeremy Spitzberg: ball going right, he stretched and hit it back to the left
Jeremy Spitzberg: just inside the post
Neal Thurman: and yes, if everything stays the same Paraguay and Slovakia would go through
Jeremy Spitzberg: OFF THE LINE!
Neal Thurman: Skertl
Neal Thurman: the tats did it
Jeremy Spitzberg: whole ball over the line?
Jeremy Spitzberg: we'll never know
Neal Thurman: excellent question
Jeremy Spitzberg: need a reverse angle
Neal Thurman: looks like it was a legit "save"
Jeremy Spitzberg: it does as you can't see the ball ever behind his leg
Jeremy Spitzberg: but a reverse angle would be nice
Neal Thurman: def
Neal Thurman: but in FIFA's best interest not to have one
Jeremy Spitzberg: wow
Jeremy Spitzberg: this game is S T R E T C H E D
Neal Thurman: close
Neal Thurman: looks like USA/Algeria last 15 min or so
Jeremy Spitzberg: SLV take note
Jeremy Spitzberg: love the camera through the net
Neal Thurman: if I had to guess, I'd say that it was an IT goal
Neal Thurman: wow
Neal Thurman: Italy going home
Jeremy Spitzberg: don't bring your old europeans to this tournament any more
Jeremy Spitzberg: alcaraz on the bench?
Jeremy Spitzberg: shit
Jeremy Spitzberg: and i don't have a defensive sub
Jeremy Spitzberg: sigh
Jeremy Spitzberg: hoping elia doesn't play so i can keep ozil's points from the bench
Neal Thurman: lol
Neal Thurman: I'm just happy Italy is goin ghome :-0
Jeremy Spitzberg: crap offsides call
Jeremy Spitzberg: basically if the linesman can see any of you, you're not even
Jeremy Spitzberg: which is bull
Jeremy Spitzberg: i want daylight b/w the attacker as the cue
Jeremy Spitzberg: oooo....
Jeremy Spitzberg: that was pretty
Jeremy Spitzberg: uh oh
Jeremy Spitzberg: what's going on?
Jeremy Spitzberg: fucking italian dive
Jeremy Spitzberg: GO HOME
Neal Thurman: can't wait for them to be home :-)
Jeremy Spitzberg: looking for the shooter in the stands the way he recoiled
Jeremy Spitzberg: shameful
Neal Thurman: has been all tournament
Jeremy Spitzberg: how do you say "stop being a pussy" in italian?
Neal Thurman: die
Neal Thurman: HA
Jeremy Spitzberg: karma
Neal Thurman: yup
Jeremy Spitzberg: but still another lousy call
Jeremy Spitzberg: foul on the keeper?
Neal Thurman: I'd think
Neal Thurman: should be a YC
Jeremy Spitzberg: and that settles it
Neal Thurman: wow
Jeremy Spitzberg: is that the sub that just came on?
Neal Thurman: would love to see a last second NZ goal
Neal Thurman: would be a good story
Neal Thurman: wow - Italy not going away
Jeremy Spitzberg: beautiful goal
Neal Thurman: yup
Neal Thurman: no contraversy there
Neal Thurman: both subs doing well
Jeremy Spitzberg: shame they're such unlikable asses
Neal Thurman: indeed
Neal Thurman: no YC there on IT for beating up the SVK keeper (again)?
Jeremy Spitzberg: arm bar to the throat is okay if you're italian
Jeremy Spitzberg: classy
Neal Thurman: nice
Neal Thurman: good to know for 2014 :-)
Neal Thurman: SVK giving the italians a dose of their own medicine?
Jeremy Spitzberg: even pirlo losing his shit
Neal Thurman: rolling around like on fire
Neal Thurman: wow
Neal Thurman: how did pepe miss that
Jeremy Spitzberg: would they advance with a tie?
Neal Thurman: ?
Neal Thurman: ok, was a tough volley
Neal Thurman: there it is
Jeremy Spitzberg: hug for dad
Jeremy Spitzberg: pity the poor italians
Neal Thurman: and at the same time the American tennis player (Isner) beats the French one 70-68 in the 5th set
Jeremy Spitzberg: FINALLY
Jeremy Spitzberg: damn it...
Jeremy Spitzberg: made the right bet on a PAR defender
Jeremy Spitzberg: HUGE grrrrrr
Neal Thurman: leave him on the bench or didn't have the courage of convictions?
Jeremy Spitzberg: PAR left him on the bench
Jeremy Spitzberg: who rotates central defenders?
Neal Thurman: other than US, England?
Jeremy Spitzberg: grrrr
Jeremy Spitzberg: i'm in no mood for facts and explanations
Neal Thurman: hhe
Neal Thurman: heh