Category Archives: Talking Points

Talking Points: Chile 1-0 Switzerland

Chile chipped away at a dogged Swiss defense until Mark Gonzalez found the break through with the only goal of the game. An enthralling match with chances and cards aplenty, there was no shortage of Talking Points as Kevyn Doran … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Honduras 0-1 Chile

1. That’s More Like It A tremendous display of relentless attacking football from Chile was just the breath of fresh air this tournament has needed. We’ve raved about Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics on BackPageFootball, which he slightly altered today. Instead of … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

1. Too much, Too soon Kudos to North Korea, they have won themselves millions of fans the world over with their performance against Brazil tonight. They defended with the steely discipline you expect from the Germans and Italians, against one … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Italy 1-1 Paraguay

1. Wish you were here… How bad do Italy miss Francesco Totti? Not just Totti, but how bad do they miss Alessandro Del Piero and Robert Baggio? The age of the trequartista seems to be over in Italy with the … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Holland 2-0 Denmark

1. Time for Plan….A? I wasn’t overly impressed with Holland today. Granted, they were missing their star man in Arjen Robben, but their lack of a contingency plan in his absence puzzled me more than anything. Rafael Van Der Vaart … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Germany 4-0 Australia

1. Özil Rules The tabloid headlines tomorrow will be full of Oz puns, but they won’t be referring to Australia. Mesut Özil delivered upon the hype that has surrounded him in South Africa following a stellar season for Werder Bremen. … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Serbia 0-1 Ghana

1. Nil A lot of people were predicting this game to be the first goal-fest of the 2010 World Cup, but look at Ghana’s recent competitive record, and you’ll find this result popping up a lot. In the 17 matches … Continue reading

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