We are down to the last 16 in what has been a fairly fantastic World Cup so far with plenty of shocks, surprises, upsets and even a little nibble along the way. It was an underwhelming tournament from reigning champions Spain, going out before they even got going, and of course we all saw the likes of England, Portugal and other big names were eliminated whereas the likes of Costa Rica and Algeria impressively qualified for the final 16. It's going to be a fantastic bracket of matches with many big names still going towards the final - will Messi push Argentina to the top with a continuation of his impressive goals so far? Can the USA keep up an impressive run of form? And will Uruguay be able to react to the loss of star man Suarez? Let's hope they don't get caught snacking...

1571 responses

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 15:30

    Knockout time now, every game matters!

    Almost time for Brazil vs Chile, Columbia vs Uruguay is at 9pm too.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 16:00

    Whoop, football time already :D

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:03

    Hi all

    Anyone knew arriving at /comments will be very confused. The last three comments are on football, tennis and Glastonbury. Looks like a weird conversation

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 16:07

    today is the kind of day when two telly's aren't enough.

    i think five might be about the right number.

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 16:08

    today is the kind of day when two telly's aren't enough.

    http://mrschristine.com/content/images/2014/Jun/space-center-mission-control-screens.jpg

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 16:08

    The football is underway, which means it must be past beer-o'clock.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 16:09
  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 16:09

    The football is underway, which means it must be past beer-o'clock.

    sold.

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:11

    mrschristine.com/…ntrol-screens.jpg

    Wonder if it is available for hire for races

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:17

    Great job of holding the ball up by Neymar

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:19

    GOAL

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:19

    David Luiz scores for Brazil

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:21

    Oh blimy, I somehow fell asleep?!!!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:22

    Oh blimy, I somehow fell asleep?!!!

    Sensory overload

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 16:23

    David Luiz accidently puts the ball in the correct goal (for once).

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:27

    Poor shot from Neymar

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:27

    "Son of mine, did ye plow the fields and score yerself a goal?!"

    "Ney, mar"

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:32

    I'm amazed no one has a card yet

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:33

    Oooooooooooh 1-1!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 16:33

    1-1

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:37

    Neymar unlucky to not make it 2-

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:37

    *2-1

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 16:39

    1-1, and just heating up nicely...

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 16:49

    HT 1-1

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 16:52

    Cracking first half that (when I woke up)

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:15

    Gooooal! Just about...

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:15

    Goal Hulk

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:15

    Or not!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:15

    No goal

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:15

    This match, bloody hell

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 17:18

    Why was it disallowed? Just switched over.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:18

    Why was it disallowed? Just switched over.

    He handballed it to control the ball, says the ref

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 17:19

    He handballed it to control the ball, says the ref

    I see. Unlike Howard baldy-ref to be controversial.

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:22

    I see. Unlike Howard baldy-ref to be controversial.

    It was the linesman who made the call

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 17:22

    It was the linesman who made the call

    could he overrule that?

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:23

    could he overrule that?

    The linesman told him what he saw but only the ref can make the decision

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:24

    I thought Brazil would have scored another 2 by now

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 17:24

    Fred's off for Jo. Hehehe.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:29

    Fred's off for Jo. Hehehe.

    geoff's getting the bbq warmed up

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 17:38

    If there's 13 more minutes without a goal, then there'll be 30 minutes of free football :D

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:41

    That coud've won it!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 17:42

    Brazil trying to walk it in almost

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:43

    What a save!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:44

    Great play by Hulk

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 17:45

    If there's 13 more minutes without a goal, then there'll be 30 minutes of free football :D

    really should go to penalties. if you can't win it in 90 minutes, tough.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:51

    They're just running into each other now

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 17:51

    One of you!!!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:54

    Extra time it is

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:54

    This better be good. I am supposed to be leaving for Goodwood. Haven't ironed a shirt or packed a bag yet

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 17:55

    you're wearing a shirt to goodwood?

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:56

    you're wearing a shirt to goodwood?

    Well I am not going topless

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 17:56

    Well I am not going topless

    Damn that's my plan out the window

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 17:56

    Well I am not going topless

    :)

    just seems more of a casual event. especially in the rain and the mud.

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 17:57

    just seems more of a casual event. especially in the rain and the mud.

    So you think the cuff links may be OTT

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 17:58

    So you think the cuff links may be OTT

    are you presenting an award? if no, then yes.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:02

    Won't it be a MASSIVE drive for you to get to Goodwood?

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:03

    Won't it be a MASSIVE drive for you to get to Goodwood?

    Shorter than normal. I am in Devon.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:04

    Shorter than normal. I am in Devon.

    Ahha. I was imagining somewhere much much further north.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:05

    Shorter than normal. I am in Devon.

    those roads aren't much fun. although maybe on a nice day, if you're not a hurry.

    you could drop in on pat :)

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:06

    those roads aren't much fun. although maybe on a nice day, if you're not a hurry.

    I am going to Bournemouth tonight then driving from there in the morning

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:08

    I am going to Bournemouth tonight then driving from there in the morning

    ah-ha. much better!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:15

    Hulk deserves a goal

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:30

    Booof - blasted that one into next week

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:37

    Fwow - Chile almost scored at the death, hit the bar!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:37

    Chile almost won it

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:39

    Penalties - Speed sporting

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:40

    Whoop - I love penalties (when England aren't involved)

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 18:41

    Ahhh, I have coping issues with penalties. The pressure!

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:42

    Penalties - Speed sporting

    finally!

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 18:45

    It doesn't really count as speed sporting when you've had to sit through two hours to get here though!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:46

    Crying or praying?

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:47

    It doesn't really count as speed sporting when you've had to sit through two hours to get here though!

    oh

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:48

    David Luiz - I can't look

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:48

    sideshow bob scores!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:48

    Wow, felt sure he'd bottle that

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:48

    That was a really long run up for a penalty

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:48

    That was a really long run up for a penalty

    defender

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:48

    saaave!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:49

    He was not confident whatsowver

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:49

    now THIS is sport :)

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:49

    WHAT?!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:49

    oh my word!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:49

    WHAT THE!?

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 18:49

    Oops.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:49

    went the other way, still missed.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:50

    If you can't get it on target...

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:50

    SAVE

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:50

    Another save

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 18:50

    That's a pretty good goalkeeper.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:51

    keeper got a hand to it!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:51

    Brazil are in the driving seat

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:51

    keeper got a hand to it!

    Went down too early

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:51

    BULLET

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:51

    wow

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:52

    BULLET

    wow

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:52

    That is a good penalty

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:52

    HULK SMASH (it)

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:52

    HULK SMASH

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:52

    damn

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:52

    Hulk misses

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:52

    SAAAAAVE

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:52

    damn

    teehee

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:53

    teehee

    points to you ;)

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:53

    quick, kick it whilst the keepers behind the line

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:53

    goooooal

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:53

    GOAL phew

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:54

    2-2 after 4 kicks each. Sudden death.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:54

    neymar!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:54

    Neymar... no pressure

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:54

    cheeky

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:54

    easy really ;)

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:54

    Stutter steps were banned years ago.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:55

    The tension!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:55

    Odds on this one going over the bar

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:55

    He's a free agent

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 18:55

    Stutter steps were banned years ago.

    I was just asking that out loud, I thought I remembered someone getting in trouble for stopping in the run up.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:55

    OH MY

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:55

    POST

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:55

    Hit the post. Brazil win

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 18:55

    What does GLT say?!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:55

    poor chile :(

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 18:55

    he thought it was in!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:55

    What does GLT say?!

    WHICH PENALTY DO WE BELIEVE?!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:56

    someone should tell naymar this isn't the final

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 18:56

    I was just asking that out loud, I thought I remembered someone getting in trouble for stopping in the run up.

    Players are not even allow to vary their run but as usual in football as soon as a rule is put in place referees start backing away from it.

    Great penalty from Neymar nonetheless. So cool and only 22

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 18:57

    Aww i feel bad for chile now.

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 18:58

    Don't know why I found that so stressful, I don't even care who goes through!

  • Steven Roy28/06/2014 at 19:02

    Juninho calls him Hoolk

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 19:03

    Juninho calls him Hoolk

    Hoolk smoosh

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 19:09

    Just realised for Christine with Suarez out there is a chance of Forlan later

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:20

    Just realised for Christine with Suarez out there is a chance of Forlan later

    Today?

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 19:23

    Today?

    Yep, starts at 9 :)

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:24

    Yep, starts at 9 :)

    I'm there!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 19:24

    I'm there!

    Uruguay: Muslera, Godin (c), Pereira, Rodriguez, Forlan, Gimenez, Pereira, Arevalo, Gonzalez, Cavani, Caceres

    He starts!

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:25

    *faints*

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 19:32

    Uruguay / Colombia... who to support?

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 19:33

    Uruguay / Colombia... who to support?

    Columbia for me.

    #sorrychristine

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:34

    Columbia for me.

    Whhaaaat! Banned.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 19:34

    Whhaaaat! Banned.

    #naughtystep

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:35

    Whhaaaat! Banned.

    Actually, seeing as you wrote the thread, I can't really ban you :)

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 19:35

    #naughtystep

    I feel awfully forlarn on this step

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:35

    I feel awfully forlarn on this step

    Hehe!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 19:47

    Columbia for me.

    We know 1 more Colombian than Uruguayans, so it's Los Cafeteros for us as well.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 19:48

    #sorrychristine *settles down on the naughty step*

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 19:52

    Traitors, the lot of ya :)

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 19:53

    Traitors, the lot of ya :)

    I hope uruguay have a very nice day

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 19:53

    Traitors, the lot of ya :)

    they clearly haven't seen him with his shirt off.

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 20:08

    There he is!!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 20:09

    Another physical game on the cards

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:10

    That chap has a red and a blue boot on.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 20:11

    That chap has a red and a blue boot on.

    I think it's a Nike thing

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 20:11

    bearded forlan?

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 20:14

    bearded forlan?

    It's not grey yet.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:14

    quick, we;re on tv, go crazy!

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 20:26

    Quiet game so far.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 20:28

    GOAL !!!

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 20:28

    Noooooo!

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:28

    Quiet game so far.

    Good work!

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 20:28

    Quiet game so far.

    your fault.

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 20:28

    your fault.

    WHEN WILL I LEARN?

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 20:29

    Beautiful technique¬

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:29

    Great goal

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:33

    Forlan needs to do more football.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:37

    he's not happy!

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 20:37

    Ooh, rowdy Forlan.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 20:38

    Forlan getting a bit shirty, unlike his actual shirt...

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:38

    Diego Foulan.

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 20:41

    Dan Roan ‏@danroan 17m

    Police confirm England fan had a portion of his ear bitten off by another England fan during Uruguay match in São Paulo

    ?!??!!!?!?!

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 21:07

    MORE GOALS

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 21:07

    g.o.a.l

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 21:07

    Football sux.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 21:07

    just be grateful forlan doesn't have to take penalties.

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 21:08

    just be grateful forlan doesn't have to take penalties.

    Eeeek! No I like it better this way.

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 21:10

    If URG don't score soon he be looking less Diego Forlan and more Diego Forlorn.

  • Christine28/06/2014 at 21:11

    Humph, Forlán is subbed. My World Cup is done.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 21:11

    heheheh

  • Lukeh28/06/2014 at 21:11

    Humph, Forlán is subbed. My World Cup is done.

    They told him Metallica have just come on

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 21:35

    Ref booked someone on the bench

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 21:36

    This was after a COL player was "in the way" of the free kick being taken, so a URG player viciously kicked the ball and the man.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 21:46

    Ref booked someone on the bench

    eh?

  • Will^28/06/2014 at 21:50

    eh?

    The URG captain (injured) was obviously giving him grief/abuse, so got a yellow - will now miss the next game.

  • Mr C28/06/2014 at 21:50

    The URG captain (injured) was obviously giving him grief/abuse, so got a yellow - will now miss the next game.

    ha

  • Pat W28/06/2014 at 22:31

    you could drop in on pat :)

    I was busy getting drunk in a field in Dorset

  • Pat W28/06/2014 at 22:32

    Shorter than normal. I am in Devon.

    Although we do need to coordinate where in Devon you are because as of next week I am in Axminster

  • Pat W28/06/2014 at 22:33

    Looks like I missed some good games.

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 15:54

    Time for Holland!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 16:17

    Mexico almost went 1-0 up. They've started well

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 16:17

    Hello - today's 1st game will have a drinks break at 30 minutes into each half.

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 16:28

    The Mexicans are doing a good job of pressing the Dutch.

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 16:31

    Cooling break!

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 16:33

    They should be playing Vanilla Ice over the stadium PA... Ice Ice Baby!

  • Christine29/06/2014 at 16:34

    What's a cooling break?

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 16:36

    What's a cooling break?

    A few minutes in the 1st and 2nd half where they all stop for a drink

  • Christine29/06/2014 at 16:37

    A few minutes in the 1st and 2nd half where they all stop for a drink

    Ahh, cool! Literally!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 16:39

    Ahh, cool! Literally!

    Obviously by a drink I mean they have some water or energy drink, they don't all stop for a quick pint :)

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 16:47

    Robben goes down, clutching his leg, doesn't get any attention and instantly shouts in protest as if nothing was wrong. Sigh.

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:08

    Mexico score!!!

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 17:08

    Mexi-goal

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:18

    how did that not go in?!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:36

    it's time for their pint

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:44

    unbelievable save!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:47

    NETHERLANDS SCORE!! with 3 minutes left!!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:51

    OH MY WORD A PENALTY TO NETHERLANDS

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:52

    Robben made the most of that. Awful.

  • Mr C29/06/2014 at 17:53

    scores

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:53

    2-1 to Netherlands. Unbelievable.

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:54

    This damn World Cup!

  • Mr C29/06/2014 at 17:54

    This damn World Cup!

    best ever. so don't have time for so much brilliant football. but what ya gonna do?!

  • Christine29/06/2014 at 17:57

    6 extra minutes seems like a lot.

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:57

    6 extra minutes seems like a lot.

    4 minutes of that was for the pint

  • Christine29/06/2014 at 17:57

    4 minutes of that was for the pint

    Ah right, cider break.

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 17:57

    Ah right, cider break.

    :)

    I find it odd they let the time continue in those breaks

  • John C29/06/2014 at 18:02

    OH MY WORD A PENALTY TO NETHERLANDS

    Dutch commentator says " with the necessary theatricals - but who cares"

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 18:02

    Dutch commentator says " with the necessary theatricals - but who cares"

    It was very typicala for Robben

  • John C29/06/2014 at 18:04

    Think I annoyed the neighbours as 5live was about 4 secs ahead of Dutch TV

  • Mr C29/06/2014 at 18:05

    Think I annoyed the neighbours as 5live was about 4 secs ahead of Dutch TV

    hehehehe

  • Mr C29/06/2014 at 18:05

    betting dutch tv was in HD. always a problem.

  • John C29/06/2014 at 18:07

    No problem for me. I could look at the tv to see the goals when required

  • Mr C29/06/2014 at 18:09

    :)

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 19:58

    Costa Rica - Greece, starting soon

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 21:12

    Costa Rica score!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 21:50

    Just turned from the indy car to see greece equalise in the 90th minute!

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 21:51

    GREECE EQUALISE _ EXTRA TIME BECKONS!

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 21:52

    What a crazy tournament

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 21:53

    Greece almost won it there!

  • Steven Roy29/06/2014 at 21:54

    Had no idea football was still happening

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 21:55

    Extra time

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 21:56

    Damn! I was going to get an 'early' night.

  • Mr C29/06/2014 at 22:04

    Damn! I was going to get an 'early' night.

    speed sporting. it's the future.

  • Steven Roy29/06/2014 at 22:10

    I was surprised to hear Ian Wright during the break. I thought he flew home for personal reasons

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:10

    speed sporting. it's the future.

    :)

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 22:15

    I was surprised to hear Ian Wright during the break. I thought he flew home for personal reasons

    yup, flew bck out

  • Steven Roy29/06/2014 at 22:23

    yup, flew bck out

    Thanks

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:47

    Penalties are here

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:49

    After 1: CR 1-1 GR

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:50

    After 2: CR 2-2 GR

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 22:52

    Mypoor tired head wants someone to win

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:52

    After 3: CR 3-3 GR

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:54

    After 4: CR 4-3 GR

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 22:54

    Saaaaave!

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:54

    Was not confident about him

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 22:54

    Costa Rica can score to go through....

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:54

    CR for the win...

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 22:55

    yeeeees!

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:55

    CR will be good value going forward :)

  • Lukeh29/06/2014 at 22:56

    right, finally, sleep!

  • Will^29/06/2014 at 22:58

    right, finally, sleep!

    excatly! See you for the late game tomorrow

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 16:19

    Nigeria just scored but it was offside. Promising start for Nigeria though!

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 16:22

    Great save from the Nigeria keeper from Pogba's volley.

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 16:43

    Hi all. err Lukeh

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:23

    Hi all. err Lukeh

    *waves*

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:27

    Shoulda been a goal for France.

    Hi Mr C

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:29

    Hi Mr C

    between football and tennis at the moment. i'm quite confused.

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:31

    between football and tennis at the moment. i'm quite confused.

    I am just doing football

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:32

    I am just doing football

    football on ipad, tennis on telly. much sporting.

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:34

    That looks like on for goal line technology

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:35

    wow. bit behind, but gotta have a replay?

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:35

    wow. bit behind, but gotta have a replay?

    Was a lot further out than it looked from the first angle

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:37

    Goal France.

    THe goal is a bit overdue

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:37

    lovely header

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:49

    Nice winner. Terrible marking by Nigeria

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:49

    that fell apart quickly.

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 17:53

    France through to the quarter finals

  • Mr C30/06/2014 at 17:53

    France through to the quarter finals

    what a turnaround in four years

  • Christine30/06/2014 at 17:54

    France through to the quarter finals

    Hurrah! C'est fantastique!

  • Christine30/06/2014 at 18:08

    This is what I should have said, via Jules Bianchi: "Allez les bleus !!!"

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:00

    Germany-Algeria just kicked off

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:01

    Evening all!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:03

    Germany with white shorts is just wrong

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:04

    Not sure they are allowed to mix dark and light colours on the same kit - some FIFA nonsense.

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:08

    Great tackle by Neuer but what was he doing out there

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:09

    German keeper made a HUGE error of judgement in coming out and not getting there!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:10

    Not sure they are allowed to mix dark and light colours on the same kit - some FIFA nonsense.

    I heard something about that at the start of the tournament. Utter nonsense. We coped generally without problems when we had small black and white TVs now we have vastly clearer pictures we need this?

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:11

    I also heard them say one team has to wear its light strip and the other its dark strip. These too look light to me

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:13

    I also heard them say one team has to wear its light strip and the other its dark strip. These too look light to me

    I agree there... It's supposed to be for the referees mainly (IIRC)

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:13

    Great shot by Schweinsteiger

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:14

    I agree there... It's supposed to be for the referees mainly (IIRC)

    In that case I would have thought banning a green that blends into the pitch would be a start

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:15

    In that case I would have thought banning a green that blends into the pitch would be a start

    Who said FIFA were logical?

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:16

    Who said FIFA were logical?

    All people who run major sports are equally incompetent it would appear

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:16

    offisde

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 20:18

    Nigeria are getting closer and closer!

    (whereas Germany aren't even getting Klose)

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:20

    Al Ni geria are getting closer and closer!

    Germany are suffering right now.

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 20:40

    great save!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 20:40

    How did he not score?

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 20:56

    Neuer - less keeper, more sweeper: https://twitter.com/markchapman/status/483713354889195520

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 20:57

    Neuer - less keeper, more sweeper: https://twitter.c…83713354889195520

    Blimey!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 21:00

    Totally missed it but according to several tweets Hoddle called Algeria Al Jazeera. OOPS

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:11

    Germany almost scored there

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:11

    This match could, amazingly, go either way

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:12

    This match could, amazingly, go either way

    Well, those are the only 2 possible outcomes ;)

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:13

    Well, those are the only 2 possible outcomes ;)

    shhhhh :)

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:20

    shhhhh :)

    Teehee, sorry :D

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:25

    German subst

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:28

    Another touch outside his box - this time Neuer heads it clear

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:28

    I've never seen a keeper come out so much...

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:31

    Nigeria on it again!

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:36

    How did that not go in?!!!

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:36

    Germany. Close. Twice

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:37

    missed!!!!

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:38

    My favourite thing in the world cup so far:

    http://t.co/sOTnfyY6Zv

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:44

    free kick fail :)

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:44

    What happened there?!

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:45

    bloody neuer!

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:45

    another big save!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 21:45

    Neuer has to get man of the match. I think if I was the German manager I would put my number 2 keeper in for the next game and play Neuer at sweeper

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:46

    Keepers at both ends are performing well tonight

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:50

    Extra tiiiiiime

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:51

    Whoooop!!, But I so wanted a dose of speed-sporting tonight!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 21:52

    At the start of this game there is no way I would have said that Germany would need extra time

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 21:58

    They finally score!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 21:58

    Goal Schürrle

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:58

    GERMANY GOAL

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 21:59

    At least it came now, we've still got 28 minutes more football to go :D #freefootball

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:07

    SO CLOSE

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:08

    Close, not to be confused with the other Klose.

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:22

    Are they singing 7 Nation Army?

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:22

    Are they singing 7 Nation Army?

    Common football chant in germany, for some reason

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:23

    Common football chant in germany, for some reason

    Sounds much nicer than when the England band murder it for the whole 90 minutes.

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:27

    Germany looking for that killer goal

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:27

    Wowwww - close again

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:27

    Great defending

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:29

    awwwwww

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:29

    ONE OF YOUR SCORE ALREADY!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 22:29

    Germany made hard work of scoring that

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 22:31

    2-1

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:31

    WOW, come on e ALG

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:31

    NOW THEY SCORW

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:32

    !!

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:32

    .......

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:32

    aww poor algeria!

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:32

    woah, so close

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:32

    this world cup is unreal.

  • Will^30/06/2014 at 22:33

    this world cup is unreal.

    Best. World. Cup. Ever!

  • Steven Roy30/06/2014 at 22:33

    this world cup is unreal.

    It is very strange that teams you expect to sail through to the quarters or semis are struggling to get a result

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:34

    It is very strange that teams you expect to sail through to the quarters or semis are struggling to get a result

    I can't remember a world cup where both (most of) the 'good' teams are playing well and the 'poor' teams are matching them every step of the way. It's brilliant!

  • Lukeh30/06/2014 at 22:36

    Aww, I feel for Algeria.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 15:56

    Afternoon: Argentina - Switzerland starting now(ish)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 16:16

    Hello

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 16:31

    The early KOs on a weekday are a novelty for me :)

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 16:38

    Wow, Switzerland were 1 on 1 with the keeper and they fluffed it

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 16:39

    Wow, Switzerland were 1 on 1 with the keeper and they fluffed it

    I hear the sound of breaking glass. His bottle went

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 16:41

    Very poor shot when it came to it.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 17:00

    Second half kicking off

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 17:06

    ARGy keeper made a meal of that one, drop/fumble+accidental kick, then having to fall on it

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 17:34

    Argy bargy in the Swiss penalty area, SWI keeper injured, ARG want (but don't get) a penalty.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 17:42

    Messi getting messy.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 17:46

    Surely not extra time and penalties again

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 17:46

    Surely not extra time and penalties again

    spee...

    ahh doesn't matter :)

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 17:48

    ahh doesn't matter :)

    :) Better extra time in this one, than later tonight ;)

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 17:49

    :) Better extra time in this one, than later tonight ;)

    agreed. mainly cause i'm watching that one :)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 17:49

    ahh doesn't matter :)

    I think we need a term for the opposite of speed sporting

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 17:51

    I think we need a term for the opposite of speed sporting

    football.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 17:51

    football.

    wait.

    golf.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 17:53

    golf.

    International cricket can be longer = 5 days...

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 17:55

    International cricket can be longer = 5 days...

    wow, okay that wins.

    (presumably, who'd ever know)

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 17:57

    So far in the last-16 games: Brazil, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Germany, possibly France and now these 2 have all struggled to establish themselves, where as Colombia seem to be the only team on a hot streak.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:11

    15 minutes gone, 15 minutes left before penalties

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:27

    ARGY GOAL

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:27

    Great goal

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:27

    That was really Messi

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:28

    Messi had drawn the 4 defenders, then slid the ball off - very nice work

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:28

    That tackle was mid-shin height and Messi carried on like there was no tackle. Utterly incredible

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:30

    Hit the post

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:30

    Keeper had stayed up...

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:30

    Sooooo close!!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:32

    Keeper was no good at the fine control aspect of the game

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:32

    Free kick on the edge of the box - last action forsure

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:33

    DIVE

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:33

    Total dive

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:34

    COME ON!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:34

    Argentina win

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 18:34

    They made hard work of that one

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 18:35

    The final is going to be played at walking pace if all these games keep going to extra time

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:00

    BEL-USA is under-way

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 20:01

    Torn now, cos Belgians speak French so I support them. But also the USA are doing so well!

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:03

    yo yo!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:03

    yo yo!

    Evening

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:03

    Torn now, cos Belgians speak French so I support them. But also the USA are doing so well!

    The bit that doesn't speak French is trying to get independence so there could be a whole French speaking country soon

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:04

    The bit that doesn't speak French is trying to get independence so there could be a whole French speaking country soon

    getting independence is the new black

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:05

    getting independence is the new black

    Seems to be. Only found out last week that Catalonia is voting in November so maybe the Barcelona race will be the Catalan GP soon

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:06

    Seems to be. Only found out last week that Catalonia is voting in November so maybe the Barcelona race will be the Catalan GP soon

    they literally renamed the circuit this year to circuit de barcelona-catalunya.

    some people.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:12

    they literally renamed the circuit this year to circuit de barcelona-catalunya.

    Missed that. Wonder why they added Barcelona

    http://circuitcat.com/en/

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:13

    Missed that. Wonder why they added Barcelona

    can't be a coincidence.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:14

    can't be a coincidence.

    I could have understood adding Catalunya if it had always been called Barcelona but I don't see the political point in adding Barcelona. Almost certainly not a co-incidence though. Probably all sorts of things being renamed

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:20

    That touch was just too heavy, BEL could've been in

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:22

    wasted chance.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:22

    End to end stuff :)

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:24

    Finally home, phew!

    I really want usa to win this.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:25

    Belgium look good

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:25

    clearance!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:25

    Great defending - felt that was going in one way or another for sure

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:30

    Not sure he'll be continuing - bad news for the USA.

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 20:31

    Evening.

    Saw the extra time of the earlier game. ARG got in just in time.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:32

    Saw the extra time of the earlier game. ARG got in just in time.

    You saved yourself 90 minutes :)

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:33

    https://twitter.com/AamerISmad/status/484069020308471809

    Woweee, crowds watching in a stadium!

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:33

    Woweee, crowds watching in a stadium!

    flippin heck.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:33

    Woweee, crowds watching in a stadium!

    Da Bears

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 20:35

    You saved yourself 90 minutes :)

    it felt like I wasted 27, it felt longer :)

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:38

    Unlucky!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:41

    Ohhhh he scuffed it...

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:41

    What was that?

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:43

    How can it be half time already?

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:49

    How can it be half time already?

    great half. you have to convince christine to stay up for the rest (cause i can't).

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:50

    great half. you have to convince christine to stay up for the rest (cause i can't).

    belgium is near france so... yay?

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:51

    great half. you have to convince christine to stay up for the rest (cause i can't).

    This is probably the best last-16 game I've seen so far (COL-URG was up there), but mainly because #sport!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:51

    big screen football

    https://twitter.com/AllyCannon/status/484072044611375104

    and I mean big...

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:52

    great half. you have to convince christine to stay up for the rest (cause i can't).

    Belgium has a lot of really good young players. You really should watch this game

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:52

    and I mean big...

    flip

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 20:53

    great half. you have to convince christine to stay up for the rest (cause i can't).

    Thing is, you can sell it at 45 more minutes. But can you guarantee that's all it will be? Nope!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:53

    and I mean big...

    That is the biggest HDTV in the world. There is another identical one behind it. 50 yards long

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:53

    and I mean big...

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the process of getting an even bigger one, like 1.5x the size or something.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 20:53

    Thing is, you can sell it at 45 more minutes. But can you guarantee that's all it will be? Nope!

    sadly not.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:53

    Thing is, you can sell it at 45 more minutes. But can you guarantee that's all it will be? Nope!

    This game absolutely will not go to extra time. Promise

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:54

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the process of getting an even bigger one, like 1.5x the size or something.

    Wonder how long before a team has a TV the full length of the field

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 20:54

    This game absolutely will not go to extra time. Promise

    I like the confidence :)

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 20:55

    Wonder how long before a team has a TV the full length of the field

    Or a screen that wraps the entire top of the stadium?

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 20:55

    Or a screen that wraps the entire top of the stadium?

    I hope they put it in Argos

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 20:55

    I like the confidence :)

    I am absolutely confident that this will be over after 90 minutes. OK maybe 93ish

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:04

    here we go, come on usa

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 21:05

    That is the biggest HDTV in the world. There is another identical one behind it. 50 yards long

    66 meters

    http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/offbeat/20140331/120330-39big-hoss-tv39-the-world39s-largest-hd-screen.html

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:06

    I swear usa are playing a 35-0-0 formation

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 21:07

    *metres, sorry I was reading Texan and comparing electricity prices

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:07

    66 meters

    Jerry Jones will be most upset. He will probably build another Cowboys stadium just to get a bigger TV in

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:07

    Mertens hasn't had a great game

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:11

    I forgot that I was going to get ice cream at half time. Need a drink break so I can get some

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:11

    Jag's screen measures in at >360ft: https://twitter.com/jpshadrick/status/481483513753923584

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:12

    so close!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:12

    Jag's screen measures in at >360ft: https://twitter.c…81483513753923584

    So full length of the pitch including both end zones

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:12

    How did he not connect ata ll?

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:14

    So full length of the pitch including both end zones

    Yeah, must do. That's what this advert of theirs says: https://twitter.com/ojleo3/status/483811438884974593

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:14

    Watching the match at COTA

    https://twitter.com/circuitamericas/status/484082361416445952

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 21:14

    Goalkeeper ends up hugging the post.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:15

    that would've been a stunner

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:15

    There has to be a goal soon, and BEL feel most likely to get it (atm).

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:16

    Watching the match at COTA

    Is it a circuit again yet, rather than a skatepark?

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 21:17

    That was soooo close.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:18

    Another close one

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:19

    USA need The Boss to come inspire them or something

    Sccooore for the USSAAAAA

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:19

    It is not a nice dummy if there are three defenders between him and a team mate

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:21

    belgium want to score from 20 yards all the time. Pass it around and create an opening

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:25

    belgium's 20 shots to usa's 3. yeesh

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:26

    USA seem tired now

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:27

    Belgium look like a cat toying with a mouse...

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:29

    save!!

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 21:29

    This goalkeeper deserves a medal.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:29

    This goalkeeper deserves a medal.

    tim 'superman' howard!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:30

    San Jose Earthquakes.

    I hope there is a Washington Volcanos and a Minneapolis Unfortunately Timed Shower

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:30

    This game is flying in

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:32

    unlucky from dempsey!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:33

    Can we give USA a FanBoost?

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:33

    Can we give USA a FanBoost?

    need!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:33

    need!

    12th man vote!

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:33

    hope you've all voted for montagny btw...

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:33

    what a save again!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:33

    savw

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:34

    *save

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:34

    Should have scored there

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:34

    I always felt it harsh that he never really got his chance at man utd. Such a good goalkeeper.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:34

    That was as big a chance as you'd like/need

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:35

    Ouch

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:35

    owwwwww

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:35

    That will be a bit nippy

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:36

    someone get the bag of peas..

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 21:36

    Ow i felt that

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:37

    Magic spray will sort it. Magic spray sorts everything

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:37

    unbelievable.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:37

    I was sure Hazard had put that inside the far post

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:37

    The standard of goal-keeping in this tournament...!!!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:37

    end to end!

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 21:38

    Someone needs to score soon or Steven will have some explaining to do.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:39

    Someone needs to score soon or Steven will have some explaining to do.

    It will happen.

    Of course another 30 minutes of this would be great

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:39

    Someone needs to score soon or Steven will have some explaining to do.

    I'll get the #blamesteven hashtag ready

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:41
  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:41

    heh

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:42
  • Christine01/07/2014 at 21:42
  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:42

    Don't worry Christine, this is vacant tonight

    I have been there for about four years

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:42

    They may as well just vote Tim as President now

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:43

    What CPU-skill-level is Howard set on?

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:43

    What CPU-skill-level is Howard set on?

    they overclocked their keeper :)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:44

    They may as well just vote Tim as President now

    https://twitter.com/thevowel/status/484089826916843521

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:44

    What CPU-skill-level is Howard set on?

    Konami Code Howard

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:46

    On a digital contribution to the game, Origi has been OK. Not as good as his competitor Stea and the World Cup's lead player Appl Stor

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:46

    usa are exhausted. belgium are fairing much better.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:47

    Can't they give Belgium waffles? I just imagine they'd work like spinach and popeye

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:47

    On a digital contribution to the game, Origi has been OK. Not as good as his competitor Stea and the World Cup's lead player Appl Stor

    :)

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:47

    TIM!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:47

    Too many balls that are just too heavy

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:47

    how'd he save that?!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:47

    HOW THE DID THAT NOT GET KICKED BETTER

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:47

    That was a horrible pass into Kompany. No composure

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 21:48

    Wonder if Bedoya makes the sound of his name by flicking a ruler on a table

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:48

    :)

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:48

    Watch, I bet a late goal happens again!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:48

    IF USA lose, Howard should still be MOTM.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:49

    someone score.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:49

    they need the secret spray to keep people walking to far for a throw in.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:50

    NOOOOO!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:50

    OMG

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:50

    Tim dollars

    https://twitter.com/GeniusFootball/status/484084703318646784

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:50

    hit the damn target!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:50

    Absolute sitter

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:50

    fluffed it. gah.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:51

    balls

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:51

    #blamesteven

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:51

    WHOOOP 30 minutes more - thank you!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:52

    #blamesteven

    OOPS

    I have no idea how they didn't score. Great entertainment

  • Christine01/07/2014 at 21:53

    Okay, I stuck out the game, but I'm off now. Good luck anyone getting anything past that crazy robot goalkeeper.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:53

    Okay, I stuck out the game, but I'm off now. Good luck anyone getting anything past that crazy robot goalkeeper.

    I hope he's added to the next Avengers film

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:53

    Okay, I stuck out the game, but I'm off now. Good luck anyone getting anything past that crazy robot goalkeeper.

    Good night Christine.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:53

    Okay, I stuck out the game, but I'm off now. Good luck anyone getting anything past that crazy robot goalkeeper.

    Maybe wise :)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:55

    Okay, I stuck out the game, but I'm off now. Good luck anyone getting anything past that crazy robot goalkeeper.

    At least there is no golden goal in this. In Canada we were watching the Stanley Cup final and Lou finally gave up and went to bed. 10 seconds later a goal was scored and the game was over. I tweeted what had happened and I could hear swearing in the next room

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:55

    Dempsey looks like: "aww man, do we have to do more?"

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:56

    Lukaku on

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:57

    here we go!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:58

    Tim Howard scored a goal this year I remember. And seeing as it's wimbledon...

    COME ON TIM

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:58

    At least there is no golden goal in this. In Canada we were watching the Stanley Cup final and Lou finally gave up and went to bed. 10 seconds later a goal was scored and the game was over. I tweeted what had happened and I could hear swearing in the next room

    :) :)

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:59

    Hey girls. Hey boys. Superstar DJs

    here we go!

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:59

    goal

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:59

    nooooooooooooooooooo

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 21:59

    GOAL

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 21:59

    2 minutes tooo late.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 21:59

    Fresh legs on the right

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 21:59

    Damnit Tim

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 21:59

    Lukaku on

    immediately makes the difference

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:00

    Fresh legs on the right

    Lukaku was struggling on the right because he is so left-footed. Looks like his right foot is only for standing on

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:00

    USA need a sudden touchdown! Push forward to the top line!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:01

    Shame for Christine that they didn't score two minutes earlier

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:02

    too long

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:03

    Belgium need to learn to make decisions

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:03

    Klinnsman should bring himself on

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:03

    USA defence looked like statues

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:05

    A Tim Howard goal from a few years ago: https://twitter.com/icecolbeveridge/status/484095219110268928

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:05

    Tim Howard's goal this seaosn

    https://twitter.com/CTWolstenholme/status/484092201027518465

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:06

    Tim Howard's goal this seaosn

    oops, that's muse's bassist.

    This is the goal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4SbJpQPA40

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:07

    jermain jones looks knackered.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:09

    ouch

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:09

    That looked nasty

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:09

    ball to the face

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:11

    Good save again

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:11

    2-0

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:11

    that's it

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:11

    game ove

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:11

    2-0

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:12

    Lukaku made all the difference

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 22:12

    Nice. Shame for USA though.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:13

    usa are shattered :(

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:14

    ref, let usa have a nap

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:14

    Half time in ET

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:17

    wowzer

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:17

    WHAT A GOAL

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:17

    WHA!!!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:17

    What a great goal

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:17

    COME ON USA

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:17

    I knew all they needed was a nap

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:17

    fANTASTIC gOAL

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 22:17

    Ohh!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:18

    This flipping World Cup.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:18

    ooof

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:18

    OMG

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 22:19

    Usa just woke up!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:19

    come on usa!!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:20

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:21

    jaysus

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:21

    Unbeflippinglievable

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:21

    just give the world cup to tim

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:21

    They are taking Edin Hazard off??? That is insane

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:22

    They are taking Edin Hazard off??? That is insane

    I guess.. you could say... they don't want to take a risk with hazard...

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:22

    They are taking Edin Hazard off??? That is insane

    The Belgian attack has instantly become less dangerous

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:22

    tripped over it

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:24

    ARGH

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:24

    wow!!

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:24

    brilliant plan

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:24

    Incredible set piece!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:24

    PASSS ITTTTTTTTTT

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:25

    I am exhausted

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:27

    *&^%&

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:27

    This is absurd football

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:27

    Great low ball from Yedlin

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:28

    Nooooo Jones

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:28

    Maybe another 5 minutes remain.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:29

    usa! usa!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:30

    noooo

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:31

    1 minute....

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:31

    just 1 minute?!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:31

    Klinsmann not happy with just one extram minute

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:31

    Jurgen the German is not very happy with "nur ein Minuten?!"

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:31

    Get tim up there!!!

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:31

    Awwwwwwww

  • Steven Roy01/07/2014 at 22:32

    Great game

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:32

    done. what a game.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:32

    Unlucky usa. Unbelievable football.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:32

    Excellent football

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:32

    best football

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:33

    After all these games going to extra time, this has to be the best value WC that there's been for a while

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:33

    After all these games going to extra time, this has to be the best value WC that there's been for a while

    Normal football is going to be so dull after this

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:33

    After all these games going to extra time, this has to be the best value WC that there's been for a while

    you couldn't ask for more.

  • Mr C01/07/2014 at 22:36

    highest tally of saves in a world cup match since records began.

  • Will^01/07/2014 at 22:37

    all 8 group winners into the 1/4s :) that is pleasing

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:38

    highest tally of saves in a world cup match since records began.

    Tim Howard, record breaker, human wall, all round legendary guy

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:38

    all 8 group winners into the 1/4s :) that is pleasing

    first time ever!

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 22:39

    Really enjoyed that game especially 2nd half of ET. Suddenly back into it, great stuff.

    Brilliant World Cup.

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:42

    Brilliant World Cup.

    It is the most unpredictable tournament I can ever remember. No idea who is going to win it. It's so out there even Wales might still nab it. Maybe.

  • Pat W01/07/2014 at 22:47

    After Argentina struggled earlier maybe Belgium could get a shock result..

  • Lukeh01/07/2014 at 22:52

    This is genius. Mt. Howard.

    http://t.co/eaqF2Whkxq

  • Will^04/07/2014 at 15:57

    1/4 finals are here: France-Germany up first.

  • Will^04/07/2014 at 16:15

    GER goal

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:16

    wha? i haven't got the telly on yet.

  • Will^04/07/2014 at 16:18

    wha? i haven't got the telly on yet.

    OIld fashioned freekick and a header: GER 1 up, now at 15 mins gone

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:21

    Phew, rough end to the week. Hope the return of football is worth it!

    I opened the door to get home and just as i turned tv on there was a goal

  • Will^04/07/2014 at 16:22

    Evening #Lukeh.

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:23

    hey squire.

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:27

    Phew, rough end to the week. Hope the return of football is worth it!

    i got up an hour early than i needed to, to watch a driver manage just four laps in free practice before pulling to a halt. i shall join you in that hope :)

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:27

    i got up an hour early than i needed to, to watch a driver manage just four laps in free practice before pulling to a halt. i shall join you in that hope :)

    stoopid mercedes. I saw the clip of when they told susie and she looked crushed :(

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:28

    Germany look good coming forward

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:28

    Also I really like France's world cup kit. Reminds me of williams' testing liveryu

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:32

    top half does. terrible red socks clashing with yellow boots are a whole other matter.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:32

    top half does. terrible red socks clashing with yellow boots are a whole other matter.

    this is true!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:36

    close for france!

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:44

    what's with pit box markings just off to the south of the pitch?

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:44

    what's with pit box markings just off to the south of the pitch?

    none of the subs/staff are allowed out of the box during the match

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:45

    none of the subs/staff are allowed out of the box during the match

    oh. have they been there for all matches? i'm very observant.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:45

    oh. have they been there for all matches? i'm very observant.

    yep! they have :)

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 16:46

    oops

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 16:49

    HT 1-0 to Germany

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:07

    Dara Ó Briain @daraobriain

    It must be awful for Mark Lawrenson, held, against his will, watching sports events he disdains so much. #prayforMark

    :) :) :)

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:09

    That was odd, german defence just stood still!

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:14

    It must be awful for Mark Lawrenson, held, against his will, watching sports events he disdains so much. #prayforMark

    heheheheheeee!

    how did he get the job again after last time?

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:34

    This is a hard match to watch mostly because the BBC commentary is horrendous

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:37

    Hey hey peoples. It looks suspiciously like France are losing.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:37

    Hey hey peoples. It looks suspiciously like France are losing.

    It's all Mark Lawrenson's fault for being a terrible commentator!

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:38

    top half does. terrible red socks clashing with yellow boots are a whole other matter.

    Like... red wing mirrors??

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:39

    This is a hard match to watch mostly because the BBC commentary is horrendous

    someone called lukeh had a suggestion a while back.

    https://sidepodcast.com/event/2010-fifa-world-cup-day-10#comment-817376

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:40

    someone called lukeh had a suggestion a while back.

    4 years and nothing has changed. Good idea, me.

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:40

    someone called lukeh had a suggestion a while back.

    Woah, time travel.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:41

    Good save!

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:43

    Totally just recognised Ozil, presumably from last year.

    Couldn't tell you anyone in the English team, but random Germans I've got learnt.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:43

    Couldn't tell you anyone in the English team, but random Germans I've got learnt.

    Not even Mr Rooney? The man's been in several major Hollywood films!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:45

    They pronounce Matuidi 'Matweedy'. I feel like they should have another player called pie or cat or something.

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:45

    tawt i saw a french team heading home?

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:46

    right to the chest!

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:47

    Not even Mr Rooney? The man's been in several major Hollywood films!

    Hehehe. England players I could pick out of a line up: Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard. Bad football fan.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:48

    I feel like Lawrenson just wants someone to give him a hug

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:49

    4 minutes of added time

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:50

    i wonder if we switched the british football team with the british commentary team, we might be better at football and hear better commentary.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:51

    i wonder if we switched the british football team with the british commentary team, we might be better at football and hear better commentary.

    jonathan legard does football commentary. Imagine those matches!

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:51

    heeeeh!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:51

    although in his defence at least he has different levels of tone to his voice...

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:53

    what was he doing?!

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:53

    what was he doing?!

    playing football. nutter

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:53

    what a chance.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:54

    playing football. nutter

    "We're going out anyways, so I'm gonna do some skillz"

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:54

    Stoopid idea having goalkeepers, if you ask me.

  • Mr C04/07/2014 at 17:54

    wasn't a classic. bye bye france.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:54

    Hope columbia vs brazil is better!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 17:55

    Hopefully there's a spare seat on the plane for mark lawrenson

  • Christine04/07/2014 at 17:56

    Awww, look at the little French man crying his eyes out. Cuteness.

  • Will^04/07/2014 at 18:09

    Had to disappear - leaving do tonight (not mine) at Jamie's Italian. I might be back for extra time of the next game :)

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 19:46

    Columbia vs Brazil in 15 mins. I'd put good money on this being a good one!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 19:57

    I love brazil's anthem :)

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 20:05

    come on columbia! (but also come on brazil)

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 20:08

    GOOOOOOAL!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 20:12

    almost 1-1, phew!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 20:19

    Brazil still 1-0 up but hectic start!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 20:29

    Good save by the columbia keeper.

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 20:49

    Half time 1-0. Should be more!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:15

    Bit more rough this half, no real flow to the game so far since they came back out...

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:22

    How has no one got a yellow card in this match?!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:28

    What a goal from Brazil!!!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:28

    Ironically from a free kick that shouldn't have been awarded... the ref is having a terriblle match

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:37

    Penalty to Columbia!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:37

    Also Julio Cesar shoud've been off... only a yellow.

  • Steven Roy04/07/2014 at 21:39

    This could be interesting

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:39

    2-1!

  • Steven Roy04/07/2014 at 21:39

    Looks like the stutter step is back to stay

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:39

    These last 10 minutes are going to be fascinating even though Brazil should be down to 10 men

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:44

    Silly mistakes columbia, watch your runs!

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:50

    5 minutes of injury time

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:54

    That should be it..

  • Lukeh04/07/2014 at 21:55

    Brazil played a very cynical match but if it sees you through...

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 15:52

    Time for Argentina vs Begium.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 15:54

    I hate all the speechifying. Let the players get on with playing

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 16:08

    GOAL

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 16:08

    Higuian!!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 16:28

    What an unbelievable pass

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 16:38

    Took 3 men to tackle messi

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 16:40

    Unlucky with the free kick..

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 16:41

    close form belgium!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 16:47

    Half time 1-0 to Argentina

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 17:07

    Evening all.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 17:11

    Hi Will^

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 17:19

    The Belgians seem to be doing a lot of bullying.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 17:51

    What a poor finish by Messi

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 17:51

    wow, messi missed 1 on 1

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 17:52

    woowww... how did they not manage to score?

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 17:52

    someone KICK IT

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 17:53

    brilliant last 10 minutes.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 17:53

    Argentina go through to the semis

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 17:53

    Argentina go through to the semis

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 17:53

    Points to Lukeh

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 17:59

    Great last few minutes of action! Looking forward to tonight's game :D should be free-flowing!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 20:01

    Last 1/4-final, NED-CRC, starting now.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 20:03

    come on costa rica :)

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 20:03

    come on costa rica :)

    Come on good football! :D

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 20:21

    Good save!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 20:22

    Dutch should have scored

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 20:27

    Danny Murphy sounds suspiciously like Lawrenson...

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 20:28

    Danny Murphy sounds suspiciously like Lawrenson...

    Lawro-lite

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 20:37

    Danny Murphy sounds suspiciously like Lawrenson...

    Probably from the same part of Ireland

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 20:39

    What a great save!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 20:39

    Great kick, great save

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 20:39

    Great free kick by Schneijder

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 20:39

    wehay#!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 20:39

    wehay#!

    Completely fooled the Costa Ricans

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 20:47

    Suprised that the Dutch couldn't manage to score in the first half

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:01

    Alfredo di Stefano is in a coma. Very sad but then he is 88. Scored in 5 successive European Cup (Champions League) finals

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:09

    Oooo ouch - crunching tackle

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:10

    Nice try

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:10

    Deary me

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:15

    This is starting to look like extra time and penalties again

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:16

    This is starting to look like extra time and penalties again

    They both look close to scoring, but neither get close enough.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:33

    For their talent netherlands should really be better than this

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:37

    Good save, kurt was offside though

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:37

    *kuyt

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:38

    Free kick, but was that inside? Maybe no quite.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:39

    Danny Murphy just said Tim Howard didn't have much to do against Belgium.

    Uhhh...

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:39

    .So close!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:39

    Off the post!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:39

    So close

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:41

    This suddenly got very on the edge

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:41

    They all know that 1 goal now will all but win this for sure.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:45

    How, Van Persie?!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:45

    How could he miss that

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:46

    Did he even make contact?!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:46

    Did he even make contact?!

    No

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:48

    No

    Back to his MU form then?

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:48

    Second yellow here?

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:48

    Ref bottled that

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:48

    Robben did make the most of it but there was contact.

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:49

    Defender is gone at his next infringement - that is for sure.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:50

    WHAT

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:50

    GLT GLT?!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 21:50

    What is going on?

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:50

    unbelievable!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:50

    DEFENDING¬

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:52

    Extra time it is!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:52

    Free football!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 21:52

    I still can't believe that didn't go in

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 21:53

    Dutch in cooling jackets?

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:01

    SAve

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:01

    Another great save

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:02

    How did it not go in?!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:02

    Thought that was in

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:03

    If he's injured, that the game, right there.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:05

    Phew, 12k ran by that dude

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:05

    Running 12.4km?!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:05

    Ooooooh!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:06

    I've seen them given for less

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:08

    Ben Affleck isn't putting in a very good performance tonight, in this role as a Dutch striker.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:10

    Robben is so greedy

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:10

    Really?! That was the back of the shoulder.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:12

    Oh my word, if the weight of that pass was spot on..

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:13

    Oh my word, if the weight of that pass was spot on..

    The never work on FIFA either

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:13

    *They

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:14

    The never work on FIFA either

    I too blamed the game ;)

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:16

    This will be crazy if this goes to penalties and Netherlands end up going out..

    Huntelaar coming on.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:19

    It is frustrating watching Robben play.

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:23

    evening! i has stella, a pork pie and football.

    i am oh so cultured tonight.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:24

    i am oh so cultured tonight.

    someone get this man a season ticket to a team

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:24

    naughty from huntelaar.

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:24

    someone get this man a season ticket to a team

    :)

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:25

    tim krul warming up to be brought on in goals for netherlands?!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:25

    tim krul warming up to be brought on in goals for netherlands?!

    Just for the pens? Really?!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:26

    oh my word!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:26

    Just for the pens? Really?!

    Really odd..

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:26

    Almost in there CRC

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:26

    Offside but the keeper was there again. Amazing.

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:27

    don't mind ET today, i gets to see some football.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:28

    corner to costa rica!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:28

    poor corner :(

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:29

    SAVE!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:29

    OMG!! So close!1

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:29

    Should have scored

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:29

    whaaaaaa

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:30

    This is crazy!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:30

    Words are failing me at all these desperate chances!

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:30

    is football always like this??

    i mean i could watch every game if it was this exciting.

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:31

    is football always like this??

    Nope, unfortunately not :(

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:31

    is football always like this??

    the premier league is going to be so dull in comparison :(

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:31

    JESUS

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:31

    ....!!

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:31

    C'MON!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:32

    Words are failing me at all these desperate chances!

    Yes.

    Twice Dutch shots have been blocked by their own players

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:33

    Dutch seriously want to change their keeper?

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:33

    What an utterly bizarre decision.

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:34

    Krul must be great at pens!

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:34

    What an utterly bizarre decision.

    is there something wrong with the main keeper? was he injured today?

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:34

    is there something wrong with the main keeper? was he injured today?

    Nope, did absolutely nothing wrong.

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:35

    fk yeah speed sporting :)

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:35

    This is like American football now. Bringing on a specialist player.

    Not sure I would choose a keeper who had sat on the bench for two hours to save penalties

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:35

    I feel awful for the dutch no. 1!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:35

    @GaryLineker: Only Van Gaal would change his keeper for penalties. All part of the master plan. Does he know Krul's only saved 2 of 20 at NUFC in PL.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:36

    @GaryLineker: Only Van Gaal would change his keeper for penalties. All part of the master plan. Does he know Krul's only saved 2 of 20 at NUFC in PL.

    i don't even

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:36

    @GaryLineker: Only Van Gaal would change his keeper for penalties. All part of the master plan. Does he know Krul's only saved 2 of 20 at NUFC in PL.

    hahah.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:36

    @GaryLineker: Only Van Gaal would change his keeper for penalties. All part of the master plan. Does he know Krul's only saved 2 of 20 at NUFC in PL.

    Shearer just repeated that

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:37

    Bring on Tim Howard

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:37

    The Dutch need to get Kluivert out of that suit!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:37

    Dan Walker @mrdanwalker

    Southend brought on sub-keeper Daniel Bentley for a shoot-out v Oxford in the JPT... and won! #Krul #NED #CRC History repeated?

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:37

    did gary lineker really just say that

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:39

    Dan Walker @mrdanwalker

    Don't forget... last 9 WC penalty shoot-outs have been won by the team going first #Toss #NED #CRC

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:39

    I can't believe Costa Rica might just eliminate Netherlands. What an upset it would be!

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:40

    In other news, Juan Pablo Montoya on pole for tomorrow's Indy Car race!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:40

    Apparently :" Cillessen has never saved a penalty :)"

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:41

    goooooal

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:41

    Went under Krul

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:41

    RVP will miss

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:41

    PRESSURE

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:41

    close!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:42

    1-1

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:42

    save!!!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:42

    SAVew

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:42

    Krul saves it

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:42

    van Gaal is currently a genius

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:42

    Why make the guy with bad cramp take a penalty?

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:43

    argh

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:43

    Great penalty

    2-1 Netherlands

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:43

    Crazy mindgames from Krul

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:43

    Krul belongs in a ring

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:44

    yes!

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:44

    What was the Costa Rican keeper doing during that kick

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:44

    What was the Costa Rican keeper doing during that kick

    Praying I think

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:44

    3-2 Netherlands

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:45

    Good penalties so far from Netherlands

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:45

    Krul thinks he is the boss

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:45

    Praying I think

    Looked like he was getting a message from the big giant head in 3rd Rock from the Sun

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:45

    Great penalty

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:45

    Krul nearly got that

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:46

    I think Kuyt will miss

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:46

    damnit

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:46

    Kuyt is a cool customer

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:46

    4-3 Netherlands

    If Costa Rica miss it is game over

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:46

    Argh the tension!

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:47

    And Costa Rica's Krul fate is sealed.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:47

    Nooooooooooooooo

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:47

    SAAAAAVE

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:47

    Krul stopped it again

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:47

    Gutted :(

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:47

    Looked like it might hit the post anyway

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:48

    Now Krul will have a reputation as a penalty saving specialist

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:50

    Crazy brave call. But I can't help but feel penalties are such pot luck that it wasn't as 'genius' as the media will make it out.

    That sad, it worked...

  • Will^05/07/2014 at 22:50

    Don't forget... last 9 WC penalty shoot-outs have been won by the team going first #Toss #NED #CRC

    That total now stands at 0.

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:50

    Costa Rica did an amazing job, what an effort.

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:51

    That total now stands at 0.

    :)

  • Lukeh05/07/2014 at 22:53

    Next match is now Tuesday night, 9pm - Brazil vs Germany...

  • Mr C05/07/2014 at 22:54

    Next match is now Tuesday night, 9pm - Brazil vs Germany...

    awesome :)

  • Steven Roy05/07/2014 at 22:56

    awesome :)

    Can't miss that

  • john06/07/2014 at 05:27

    a couple of key outs for brazil, but dont worry they still have their best player fee-fah

    ive seen about 15 minutes of this world cup, (still saw three goals).

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:39

    Football!

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:42

    Mertesacker Emptiness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV4CTHUFhig

    Genius.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 19:47

    Evening Lukeh

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:50

    Evening Lukeh

    Yo!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 19:52

    Lothar Matthäus - I can remember choosing him for many custom teams on FIFA97 - 17+ years ago... #old

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:52

    I think Brazil might somehow get this

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:53

    Scolari has got Loew a present, aww.

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:53

    I forgot how the German anthem sounds.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 19:53

    I think Brazil might somehow get this

    I think that the Germans might be the eventual victors

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 19:54

    I forgot how the German anthem sounds.

    Sooo long since a German won a race ;)

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:55

    Sooo long since a German won a race ;)

    :D

    Best anthem now

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 19:57

    Evenings

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 19:57

    Evenings

    Evening

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:58

    #praymar

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 19:59

    This is going to be a Klose game

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 19:59
  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:00

    I am not taking a neutral stance tonight

    I'm sure there's a name for that style of photo-taking, but I can't quite put my finger on it... a "mepic"?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:00

    I'm sure there's a name for that style of photo-taking, but I can't quite put my finger on it... a "mepic"?

    I believe they're called mythings

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:01

    Ball hadn't all gone out

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:03

    I believe they're called mythings

    Or if there are more than one of you, an "us-o-gram"?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:03

    Great attacking intent from Brazil

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:06

    Fabulous selfie

    https://twitter.com/HuffPostSports/status/486598357494689792/photo/1

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:07

    Fabulous selfie

    The entire world is watching

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:08

    Germans look promicing so far - a matched game so far

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:10

    back and forth stuff already

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:10

    goal

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:10

    Goooooal!

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:10

    Goal Muller

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:10

    German goal

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:10

    Poor defending

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:11

    A Muller with number 13. Just like Gerd in the 70s

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:16

    Who is commentating this for us tonight?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:16

    Good challenge!

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:17

    Who is commentating this for us tonight?

    Urm, not sure. Not the bad ones

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:17

    lovely challenge on the replay

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:22

    2-0

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:22

    klose goal

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:22

    the record

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:22

    he did it!!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:24

    3~!

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:24

    3-0

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:24

    oh wow

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:24

    This is crazy

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:24

    The Brazilians are getting Mullered

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:25

    4!

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:25

    WTF

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:25

    4-0

    This is like they are playing against kids

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:25

    Fred looks a tad annoyed

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:27

    This is how I felt watching F1 10 years ago

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:29

    5

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:29

    good lord.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:29

    You can not be serious!?

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:29

    Insane. I have never seen anything like this ever

  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 20:30

    What the ...?

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:31

    What the ...?

    Yup

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:31

    Have Brazil got a bet on or something?

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:31

    What the ...?

    Hi Kathi.

    Even the Germans must be surprised by this

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:32

    Have Brazil got a bet on or something?

    Saw someone tweet something about match fixing. Match fixers would not be this obvious

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:33

    Schaudunfreude? This is a case of scahudanfraud, Brazil are't even here

  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 20:34

    Hi Steven

    Even the Germans must be surprised by this

    Very.

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:34

    Hi Kathi!

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:37

    I have a feeling Brazil haven't changed their settings from Semi Pro

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:38

    Very.

    Germany must be favourites to win now. They have an easy win here and an extra day of rest compared to Netherlands or Argentina

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:41

    Brazil should bring Tim Howard on

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:41

    Brazil should bring Tim Howard on

    At this stage it wouldn't matter if they brought on Jesse James.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:43

    Saw this tweeted before the game. Turned out to be a great prediction

    https://twitter.com/dutchvowels/status/486609459729276928/photo/1

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:44

    https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/486597297824747520

    hahahahahahahaha

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:46

    On the plus side, Brazil haven't conceded for 20 minutes

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:46

    Can't tell if "booo" or "boo-urns"

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:46

    I have no idea what to say about that half. Never seen anything remotely like that before

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:47

    Germany might nick this one

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:48

    Germany might nick this one

    What was that Lukeh? ;) (Kickoff T-7 minutes...)

    I think Brazil might somehow get this

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:49

    What was that Lukeh? ;) (Kickoff T-7 minutes...)

    I've changed my mind

    The real winner will be football

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:49

    The real winner will be football

    That is who I am supporting tonight :)

  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 20:53

    The real winner will be football

    I don't know. They are showing lots of people leaving the stadium.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:54

    I don't know. They are showing lots of people leaving the stadium.

    Football is not the winner tonight.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 20:54

    Football is not the winner tonight.

    But tonight will set up football winning on Sunday.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 20:54

    Imagine being the Brazil manager now. What do you say to that team?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:54

    Football is not the winner tonight.

    I've changed my mind again

    We have Wheetos in the cupboard I didn't know about so now the score is Germany 5 - Brazil 0 - Wheetos 10

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 20:55

    Whilst Loew is going to toilet, Scolari should swap players around in Germany's dressing room into other positions. A winning tactic.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:04

    Happy German watching the game in space

    https://twitter.com/amikokauderer/status/486611982083051520/photo/1

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:06

    Well done by Neuer

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:06

    Neuer on the ball

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:07

    I hate to ask if Vettel is giving the finger to a few Brazilians right now...

    #poorsport

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:07

    almost 5-1!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:08

    Brazil can't even score sitters - nothing is going right on the night.

  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 21:08

    Has anyone checked if there is a magnet in the ball and the goal on that side?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:09

    wow!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:09

    Save! And double save!

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:10

    I don't know. They are showing lots of people leaving the stadium.

    I think I remember something like that happening at a Brazilian GP many years ago when Senna crashed out and and the grandstands of Interlagos was drained of it spectators soon afterwards. And the race wasn't even finished at that point! O.O

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:10

    I'm not sure that this pitch is not on a slant.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:10

    Has anyone checked if there is a magnet in the ball and the goal on that side?

    :)

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:12

    I'm not sure that this pitch is not on a slant.

    https://twitter.com/Lord_Sugar/status/486618189191602177

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:13
  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 21:14
  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:15

    We were clearing stuff up the other day kathi and you may be happy to know I still have my solidified volcano ash!

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:16

    Brazil should bring Tim Howard on

    They didn't make Peyton Manning a honorary Captain, did they?

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:16

    close to 6

  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 21:17

    We were clearing stuff up the other day kathi and you may be happy to know I still have my solidified volcano ash!

    Really? Wow. I distributed my volcano ash evenly over all my stuff during the last move

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:18

    Really? Wow. I distributed my volcano ash evenly over all my stuff during the last move

    Yup, it's in my drawer still with other bits and bobs. It's a nice little bit of history and a cool gift too!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:19

    Christ the Redeemer 2.0 https://twitter.com/tomcmmiller/status/486611708925194241

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:20

    Christ the Redeemer 2.0 https://twitter.c…86611708925194241

    i keep calling her helmut marko on accident which is not a good thing

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:20

    No one's scored for like an hour now

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:23

    Great job by the goalie

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:24

    what in buggeration happened to brazil?!

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:24

    what in buggeration happened to brazil?!

    they turned up in their cricket sportswear

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:24

    what in buggeration happened to brazil?!

    They pushed the Maldonado button

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:24

    6!?

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:24

    Six

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:24

    hey there's a goal!

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:24

    SIX

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:25

    was hoping it'd go to extra time...

    oh

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:25

    what in buggeration happened to brazil?!

    Collapsed like England's cricket team

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:25

    That 6th goal was austria gp 2002

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:26

    is the lower third capable of listing all the scorers :)

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:27

    If they haven't done so, they should have put up a Viewer Discretion Advised label.

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:28

    If they haven't done so, they should have put up a Viewer Discretion Advised label.

    :)

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:30

    When does the 2nd set begin?

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:30

    When does the 2nd set begin?

    heeh. any theories as to why this happened. surely one injured man can't make that much difference?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:31

    heeh. any theories as to why this happened. surely one injured man can't make that much difference?

    brazil have run through the tournament with fairly weak performances, and depending on neymar. Germany have exposed them horrendously for both reasons.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:31

    heeh. any theories as to why this happened. surely one injured man can't make that much difference?

    Main defender is suspended (he has organised the back line in previous games)

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:31

    My tweet from earlier:

    I'm watching the #worldcup #GermanyVSBrazil semifinal and #SB48 broke out. #LAME

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:32

    I'm watching the #worldcup #GermanyVSBrazil semifinal and #SB48 broke out. #LAME

    :)

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:32

    Main defender is suspended (he has organised the back line in previous games)

    ah-ha.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:32

    David Luiz needs a booking

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:33

    brazil kick the ball like i do. swinging legs, little contact.

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:33

    brazil kick the ball like i do. swinging legs, little contact.

    We should start a team (of people that should never play)

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:34

    This is all just a stunning marketing ploy for the Manics' excellent new album, recorded in Berlin with a strong German background to it.

    Bravo, Wire.

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:34

    This is all just a stunning marketing ploy for the Manics' excellent new album, recorded in Berlin with a strong German background to it.

    they're probs watching the golf.

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:34

    wow

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:34

    oh WOW

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:35

    http://sadbrazilians.tumblr.com

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:35

    brazil just turn off your console

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:35

    7?!

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:35

    The kick is up...

    ...and it's good!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:35

    brazil just turn off your console

    Automatic 3-0 defeat?

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:35

    7-0 in a world cup semi Bookies won't have to pay out a penny on this game

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:35

    Automatic 3-0 defeat?

    "PScolari has left the game."

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:36

    I've changed my mind

    The real winner will be football

    Are you sure you are talking about American Football, Lukeh?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:37

    Are you sure you are talking about American Football, Lukeh?

    I've changed my mind again

    Rugby is the winner now. This is a rugby score

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:37

    i for one am glad we went out in the group stages.

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:38

    Rugby is the winner now. This is a rugby score

    I bet there's going to be a lot of rozzing from Rugby clubs in Brazil now...

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:38

    Even the brazlian fans have caved in

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:38

    Are you sure you are talking about American Football, Lukeh?

    One score and a 2 point conversion and Brazil are back in front...

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:39

    It's OK because at the end of the game, neymar will come on as a sub, score 8 goals, look at the camera and go 'Brazinga.'

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:39

    Danny Baker: Incredible. Against all the odds this World Cup will now not be mainly remembered for Luis Suarez biting someone.

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:40

    Would a Argentina win tomorrow create a FIFA World Cup Final from Hell for Brazil?

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:41

    Would a Argentina win tomorrow create a FIFA World Cup Final from Hell for Brazil?

    Dante's Inferno?

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:41

    Would a Argentina win tomorrow create a FIFA World Cup Final from Hell for Brazil?

    Imagine if Argentia were doing this to Brazil

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:42

    Imagine if Argentia were doing this to Brazil

    I'm not in the mood for a war

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:44

    That ended up firther from the goal than it started

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:45

    Wehay!

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:45

    yeesh

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:45

    awwwww

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:45

    really, ozil?!

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:45

    Ooopsy

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:46

    Ozil should be dropped. He did that as if the game was already won

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:46

    yaaaay

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:46

    goooooooooooooooooal!

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:46

    Ozil should be dropped. He did that as if the game was already won

    See

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:46

    BRING ON THE COMEBACK

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:46

    Wow, didn't know if that would happen

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:46

    He meant to shoot it wide, right?

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:46

    He meant to shoot it wide, right?

    heheheh

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:47

    Nice of germany to give them a compensation goal

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:48

    Oscar scores a goal, no one in Brazil gave a flip?

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:48

    only 7 goals? poor

  • Kathi08/07/2014 at 21:48

    Crazy

  • Will^08/07/2014 at 21:48

    Apparently the riots have already started in Sao Paulo

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:48

    7-1

    The German team will wake up tomorrow thinking this was a dream and the game is still to be played

  • CAMikaze08/07/2014 at 21:49

    Apparently the riots have already started in Sao Paulo

    uh oh................

  • Mr C08/07/2014 at 21:51

    Mertesacker Emptiness.

    love it.

  • Lukeh08/07/2014 at 21:55

    david luiz was sold last month for £50million.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 21:56

    david luiz was sold last month for £50million.

    Looks like a good deal for Chelsea.

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 22:02

    Just saw a tweet saying the average distance of the goals was 3.5 yards

  • Steven Roy08/07/2014 at 22:05

    The riot photos are fakes from earlier riots

    https://twitter.com/Hoaxoffame/status/486631831929106432

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 17:51

    This one is real, I believe...

    https://twitter.com/VejaSP/status/486611133340868610/photo/1

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 19:41

    I don't see another self destruction today!

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 19:43

    Evening.

    I don't see another self destruction today!

    2 of the best 3 squads up against each-other tonight.

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 19:48

    2 of the best 3 squads up against each-other tonight.

    wonder if we'll see a mess supershow tonight

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 19:48

    *messi

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 19:50

    wonder if we'll see a messi supershow tonight

    2 more top performances in the right places and he cements himself as the best of his generation .

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 19:55

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_spot/2014/07/09/world_cup_jerk_watch_is_netherlands_winger_arjen_robben_a_jerk_or_does_he.html

    A fair question.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 19:57

    Evening all

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 20:07

    Evening all

    Hi there

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:15

    Good save

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 20:19

    The Argies are getting closer

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:20

    That could've been dangerous

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 20:23

    evening. is the score tracker broken?

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:23

    evening. is the score tracker broken?

    I want my money back, no one's scored 4 goals yet

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 20:24

    evening. is the score tracker broken?

    My 9-2 prediction is not looking good so far

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 20:24

    hehe

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:24

    oooooh!

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 20:24

    Good commitment

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:27

    What happened there?

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 20:27

    Clash of heads?

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:27

    oof, clash of heads

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:30

    I think germany stole all the goals :(

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:33

    Hmmm, not so sure about that decision..

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 20:34

    Not sure about that linesman...

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 20:37

    they've been trying that move for the last 10 minutes. how much warning do HOL need?

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 20:43

    I'm gonna get some weetos.

    When I did that yesterday, 4 goals happened

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 20:44

    rough game.

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 20:48

    wasted chance in injury time for ARG.

    HT.

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 20:48

    Well matched so far

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 20:48

    Nice to have a game that is not finished after 20 minutes

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:04

    So, Cannavaro's punditry seems to be just listing some players that will be out there for the second half.

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:04

    So, Cannavaro's punditry seems to be just listing some players that will be out there for the second half.

    "I, errr, think that... the teams, they, uh, will kick a ball."

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:05

    "I, errr, think that... the teams, they, uh, will kick a ball."

    Woah, he didn't get that far ;)

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:06

    netherlands have patrick kluivert on the bench!

    (in loui's coaching team)

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:07

    when in doubt, boot it out

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:07

    netherlands have patrick kluivert on the bench!

    Yup - I said in the last round that they needed to get him out of a blue shirt and into an orange one

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:08

    Why does robben need to make the most of things? ugh

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:11

    Why does robben need to make the most of things? ugh

    He does make it really hard for anyone to like him

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:12

    Go and check the sidepodpulse for the difference between last night's spectacular, and tonight's game...

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:12

    He does make it really hard for anyone to like him

    its like with that challenge then. Yes it was a foul anyways then he goes and flops around. His petulance is infuriating

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:13

    Go and check the sidepodpulse for the difference between last night's spectacular, and tonight's game...

    heh. heartbeat knows.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:14

    Go and check the sidepodpulse for the difference between last night's spectacular, and tonight's game...

    I haven't noticed the pulse in ages

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:15

    I haven't noticed the pulse in ages

    it's how i get to the comments page.

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:15

    I haven't noticed the pulse in ages

    "Things you don't want your doctor to say"

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:15

    I haven't noticed the pulse in ages

    It was great during the group stages - looked like a real pulse - a beat every 24 hours(ish)

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:16

    heh. heartbeat knows.

    Out of interest, what is the scale on the y-axis?

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:16

    Out of interest, what is the scale on the y-axis?

    heartiness.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:17

    it's how i get to the comments page.

    My comments page is never closed so I don't need a way to get there

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:17

    heartiness.

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:18

    Out of interest, what is the scale on the y-axis?

    zero to the most comments in an hour. recaled every hour. i think.

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:18

    My comments page is never closed so I don't need a way to get there

    Likewise, and if it is closed it's the way that I navigate to sidepodcast :)

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:18

    heartiness.

    haha!

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:18

    i like to think if christine or mr c want to check the pulse they tell each other they're checking me hearties

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:18

    i like to think if christine or mr c want to check the pulse they tell each other they're checking me hearties

    Y-arrrgh

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:19

    i like to think if christine or mr c want to check the pulse they tell each other they're checking me hearties

    :)

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:21

    netherlands used 2 subs now. Guess the other one will be Krul, eh? :)

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:22

    I guess if Netherlands win this match the 3rd/4th place play off will be Brazil and Argentina kicking lumps out of each other

  • Christine09/07/2014 at 21:22

    i like to think if christine or mr c want to check the pulse they tell each other they're checking me hearties

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:24

    Maybe at the end of the game both teams will concede and they'll both be 2nd so they don't have to face Germany

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:24

    zero to the most comments in an hour. recaled every hour. i think.

    :) that's what I thought, but on inspection, the trace shows that the y value for the maximum point yesterday was 62, when I'm pretty sure there were more comments than that. #maths #sorry

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:25

    :) that's what I thought, but on inspection, the trace shows that the y value for the maximum point yesterday was 62, when I'm pretty sure there were more comments than that. #maths #sorry

    It's all sin and cos' fault. Tan had nothing to do with this.

    #rubbishatmaths

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:29

    Hahaha, I see what Mr C means about the scoreboard yesterday now!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsEBVyPIYAEiFaQ.png

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:29
  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:29

    :) that's what I thought, but on inspection, the trace shows that the y value for the maximum point yesterday was 62, when I'm pretty sure there were more comments than that. #maths #sorry

    where'd ya get 62 from? there are two points on the way up.

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:30

    is messi still playing?

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:31

    where'd ya get 62 from? there are two points on the way up.

    I right-clicked, then went Inspect element, then in the list of points the biggest y value that I can see is 62

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:32

    josh homme is not happy on the bench

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:33

    It seems some of the heavy rain in Sao Paulo has made it's way to Reading, PA.

    As for TV Viewship numbers, what were they for yesterday's match and what was the trend during the period of the Goal-pocalypse and the aftermath?

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:34

    GOOONope

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:34

    !!! or not

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:34

    Thought Higuain had scored

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:35

    I right-clicked, then went Inspect element, then in the list of points the biggest y value that I can see is 62

    ahh, that's pixels. counts calculated server-side and converted to w/h before sending to the browser (for performance reasons).

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:35

    GOOONope

    GOOONope

    Andres Cantor does Darth Vader from the deleted scene in Return of the Jedi, shocker...

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:36

    As for the US Overnight viewership numbers...

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2014/07/world-cup-overnights-espn-sets-record-for-semifinal/

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:36

    some shocking qualiy of balls coming into the box for ned.

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:36

    ahh, that's pixels. counts calculated server-side and converted to w/h before sending to the browser (for performance reasons).

    Gotcha - I was wondering whether I was able to retrofit some comments/minute stats

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:40

    Gotcha - I was wondering whether I was able to retrofit some comments/minute stats

    you could if you grabbed the date/time info from everything on /comments page. the graph is just drawing from that. you also have thread data that way. otherwise i could send you something at a quiet point (not ahead of back-to-back race weekends).

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:40

    I'm resorting to poems

    Score

    The crowd just want a goal

    I've got some wheetos from the cupboard

    Crunch, the tackles, not the cereal

    Someone have a shot

    Someone take a pot

    Please, for the love of god

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:41

    :) :)

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:44

    I would like to see NED make the final. They had revenge on ESP for 4 years ago, I would like to see them have a shot at revenge for 40 years ago.

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:46

    I would like to see NED make the final. They had revenge on ESP for 4 years ago, I would like to see them have a shot at revenge against GER for 40 years ago.

    Fixed

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:47

    you could if you grabbed the date/time info from everything on /comments page. the graph is just drawing from that. you also have thread data that way. otherwise i could send you something at a quiet point (not ahead of back-to-back race weekends).

    I wasn't thinking of going that far... but that could be interesting to do - I'll see what grabbing the thread data does :)

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:48

    Where are the goals now? Where have they gone? Have Germany stole their thunder where Brazil's sunshine shone? Lionel's gone quiet in the shadow of Maradona, if he doesn;t pick it up his team will be a goner. Whlist Arjen keeps falling and netherlands have their fire, insert political quote that's inspired Nicky Wire. This is footy, this is the game, this poem is becoming a little lame

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:48

    That one kind of petered off a little

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:48

    Fixed

    Germany's biggest footballing rivalry is with the Dutch

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:49

    Germans agreed at half time not to humiliate Brazil. Think they failed at that

    https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/486990240125845504

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:49

    Germans agreed at half time not to humiliate Brazil. Think they failed at that

    Technically, Semi Final Insult

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 21:49

    Arg

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:50

    Technically, Semi Final Insult

    :)

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:51

    This game seems to have passed very quickly even though it is 0-0

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:51

    Robbenn tried to be Batman in Orange, but Mascherano turned up as The Joker

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:52

    Extra Time...

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:53

    Even Brazil managed to score...

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 21:54

    Even Brazil managed to score...

    haahah

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 21:54

    Germans agreed at half time not to humiliate Brazil. Think they failed at that

    Question to ask is what if Brazil would have caught lightning in a bottle like Germany did in the first half?

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 21:55

    Question to ask is what if Brazil would have caught lightning in a bottle like Germany did in the first half?

    I don't think the Germans backed off that much

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:57

    Just realised how the netherland's top is rocket red. Talk about arrogance!

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 21:59

    every 5 minutes a new ball should be added to the match.

    or 18 inch footballs or something I dunno.

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:00

    every 5 minutes a new ball should be added to the match.

    Every 5 minutes both teams remove a player each.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:00

    every 5 minutes a new ball should be added to the match.

    Sounds like the old multiball overtime

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:00

    Every 5 minutes both teams remove a player each.

    Before extra time the managers should've been allowed to choose a player each one after another from either team

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:01

    Good refereeing

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:04

    no tim krul tonight

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:06

    "We haven't seen Messi move well for about 10 or 15 minutes now"

    7 minutes into extra time

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:10

    Grow up robben!

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:12

    I think both teams decided at the start of the game to not humiliate their opposition

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:12

    heh.

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:12

    I feel like they should replace extra time with the hunger games

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:14

    *intake of breath*

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:22

    fair play, messi's been rubbish tonight

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:22

    someone took a SHOT!

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:27

    oooooh

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:27

    reactions!

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:27

    van Gaal is muttering away to himself, does not look happy and looks like he is about to kick the nearest ankle

    Ideal Fergie replacement.

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:28

    .penalties here we come

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:29

    Great ball by Messi and an awful shot at the end

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:29

    .penalties here we come

    no krul to save the day either!

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:32

    ooooooooof

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:33

    SPEEEEEEEEEED

    SPOOOORTING

    BABY!

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:33

    wish we skipped the 120 mins and went straight to pen!

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:34

    wish we skipped the 120 mins and went straight to pen!

    #affinty

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:34

    No World Cup Semi Final has ever finished 0-0, even after extra time - until now.

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:35

    No World Cup Semi Final has ever finished 0-0, even after extra time - until now.

    Well known Scottish comedian has fears things may get worse

    Andy Cameron @andycameron1940

    What chance the penalty shoot out finishes 0-0 ?

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:37

    Dutch Keeper has never saved a penalty before

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:37

    Dutch Keeper has never saved a penalty before

    why didn't they pull the same keeper trick again?

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:38

    why didn't they pull the same keeper trick again?

    used up all their subs

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:38

    used up all their subs

    bit optimistic.

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:38

    penalties in the rain, extra tricky?

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:39

    Not feeling confident for the dutch with these ones...

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:39

    save

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:39

    SAVE

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:39

    why didn't they pull the same keeper trick again?

    No idea. Maybe to surprise Argentina

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:39

    i bet no one scores!

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:39

    Poor penalty

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:40

    Now he scores

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:41

    van Gaal is going to look really stupid if his keeper doesn't save any of these unless Netherlands had already used all their subs

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:41

    What a pen

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:41

    What a pen

    ROCKET

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:42

    savex

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:42

    Oh my

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:42

    It was almost like he knew where that was going

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:43

    should've saved that.

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:43

    This goalie is rubbish

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:43

    Argie keeper has done his research (the CRC game)

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:43

    If this is missed it is game over

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:43

    Massive run up... perfect placement

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:44

    If Arg score this it is game over

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:44

    Argie goal wins...

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:44

    They should run from the half way line

  • Mr C09/07/2014 at 22:44

    awww, he got a touch

  • Will^09/07/2014 at 22:44

    Got a hand to it

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:44

    Goalie finally saves one

    It still goes in

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:44

    Keeper who had never saved a professional penalty still hasn't

  • Steven Roy09/07/2014 at 22:45

    Imagine what the country of Brazil will be like if Argentina win the world cup in the Maracana

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 22:46

    Coming this weekend, Volta de Domingo

  • Lukeh09/07/2014 at 22:47

    Well, 2 more matches left.

  • CAMikaze09/07/2014 at 22:47

    I have a feeling the Brazilians are either going to scalp their tickets, or tear/burn them up

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 19:28

    Penultimate match in 30 mins :(

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 19:33

    All the mics are not working on itv, mwahah

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 19:38

    and now they may get swept up by the tide coming in

  • Will^ (iPad)12/07/2014 at 19:46

    Evening lukeh - we're yet to turn over to the build up.

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 19:53

    Oooo, soo close. Maybe itv have invited the sea in to give its opinion on the free flowing football that we might well see tonight.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 19:54

    josh homme's final test before he goes with the flow at old trafford.

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 19:59

    If Robben plays like his normal self then I will be supporting Brazil, but if he's less of an idiot (read: cheat) then I'll probably support Holland.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:01

    penalty¬

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:01

    Although robben looked to make the most of that funnily enough

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:02

    Deserved penalty (this time)

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:02

    He actually grabbed him otuside the box!

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:02

    1-0 already!

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:02

    He actually grabbed him otuside the box!

    But it's a little bit of interpretation... but Robben made sure it 'happened' in the box.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:03

    But it's a little bit of interpretation... but Robben made sure it 'happened' in the box.

    He timed the reaction perfectly...

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:03

    From the atmosphere in the stadium it doesn't sound like the Dutch are ahead

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:05

    Oooof close

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:07

    On the plus side, brazil have gone 3 minutes without conceding

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:08

    Hahahahahaha

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:15

    Hahahahahaha

    missed that - grabbing a snack. How have Brazil managed to not concede any while I was out of the room?

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:16

    goalk

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:16

    Oh dear oh dear

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:16

    missed that - grabbing a snack. How have Brazil managed to not concede any while I was out of the room?

    my laughter was at robben getting a yellow card

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:16

    my laughter was at robben getting a yellow card

    Teehee

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:17

    Blind had all day to score that

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:17

    Brazil do realise that this is still a game at the WC don't they? Rather than another behind closed doors, shaming session.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:29

    So much space

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:30

    So much space

    This would be a very appropriate point for Mr Roy to appear.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:30

    PSG might want to find their receipt for Luiz

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:30

    This would be a very appropriate point for Mr Roy to appear.

    :)

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:31

    PSG might want to find their receipt for Luiz

    Chelsea are like: "Nuh-huh, no takesie-backsies!"

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:32

    Ohh dear - he went looking for that - all day.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:37

    how did none of them get that?

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:37

    De Guzman is asking to be booked, again

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:39

    Kuyt's head getting stapled. Standard.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 20:47

    half time 2-0

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 20:47

    HT: 0-2 Holland

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:15

    Ohh get up Robben

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:26

    Card for diving

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:26

    Oscar booked for diving

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:26

    Deary me, he dived before it

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:26

    And yet it injured blind

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:27

    Looked like a heavy impact knee to knee

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:28

    Looks more and more like a penalty with each replay

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:48

    Ah dear

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:48

    GOAL

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:49

    Nice interplay

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:50

    Anothe keeper subst?!

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:51

    Riiiiight.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:51

    Terrible defending again.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:51

    And again almost

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:52

    Vorm was the only man in the squad without an appearance

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:52

    Vorm was the only man in the squad without an appearance

    Ahhhh.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:53

    Well Brazil were rubbish

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:54

    Well Brazil were rubbish

    The Chile (and others) performance looks less impressive now.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 21:56

    Brazil came 4th in the world cup with a goal difference of -3

    That's gotta be a first

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 21:59

    "a lot less brighter"? #ITV

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 22:00

    "a lot less brighter"? #ITV

    itv finally understand the concept of night time

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 22:00

    I find it hilarious David Luiz is worth £50m. Mourinho must seriously be laughing his way to Abromavich's good side

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 22:00

    itv finally understand the concept of night time

    They've not got the hang of tides yet. One step at a time I suppose.

  • Lukeh12/07/2014 at 22:05

    Anyways, time for sleep. See you for the finall tomorrow

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 22:06

    Anyways, time for sleep. See you for the finall tomorrow

    Good plan - both sleep, and the finalll. Night

  • Will^12/07/2014 at 22:55

    Vorm was the only man in the squad without an appearance

    @virtualstatman: I hear the #NED are the first side in history to field all 23 players in the squad in a single World Cup

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:33

    It's almost World Cup final time!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:35

    hey hey!

    hope it's a game worthy of this cup.

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 18:43

    Hello football fans. Do we do predictions?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:44

    we can do, but do you do predictions??

  • Jack G.13/07/2014 at 18:45

    we can do, but do you do predictions??

    Does the Christine curse cross into other sports?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:47

    Hello football fans. Do we do predictions?

    I want Germany to win becayse Argentina annoy me for some reason

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 18:47

    Does the Christine curse cross into other sports?

    Only one way to find out! Germany to win, 4-2.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:47

    wow!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:48

    i say germany too, but 1 - 0.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:48

    of course the new rules the final now states that the loser will be locked in the maracana stadium until the next world cup unless, at the next major tournament, their colleagues can try and get them to unlock the stadium and then go to the crystald next world cuo

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:49

    hehe

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:49

    can they forfeit a goal to get them out?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:50

    can they forfeit a goal to get them out?

    if they have won the world cup previously, they have to give one of them back

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:50

    :)

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 18:53

    Drove 450 miles and made it by 10 minutes. Now I just need to juggle watching, commentingg tweeting and eating the first thing in the freezer that could be microwaved before kick off.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 18:53

    hey sir!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:53

    Last week we got promoted from our 5 a side monday night football league so i'm sure the argentine and german players are almost as nervous as that game was for us

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 18:54

    Last week we got promoted from our 5 a side monday night football league so i'm sure the argentine and german players are almost as nervous as that game was for us

    Did you get promoted to Tuesday night?

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 18:54

    Just can't get away from that German anthem.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:55

    Did you get promoted to Tuesday night?

    :)

    We got promoted from league b to disivion 2.

    Which we feel a bit ripped off over!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:55

    Good drive for Vettel/Rosberg/Hulk in their debut drive for [Argentinian F1 team]

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 18:56

    Which we feel a bit ripped off over!

    So like Premier, championship, league 1 then let's come up with another name that makes it sound like a good league

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:56

    So like Premier, championship, league 1 then let's come up with another name that makes it sound like a good league

    pretty much :)

    the world cup is almost as prestigious. Jokes on the players though, they must not know you can win it on the xbox now

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 18:58

    I wonder which Scottish team could get Guardiola before the next world cup. He needs a proper challenge

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 18:59

    I always feel like there is a cat on Joachim Lowe's head

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:01

    Warning for mr c - BBC has mark lawrenson

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:01

    Evening - we'd not realised that the time was an hour earlier, found it by accident - phew.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:04

    Warning for mr c - BBC has mark lawrenson

    seems at least happy to be there.

    plus i have lots of beer.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:04

    seems at least happy to be there.

    "they're taking my shackles off tonight!"

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:05

    Our BBC seems to be only 1s ahead - that's a pretty good sync between streams :)

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:06

    Fabulous dummy

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:07

    Our BBC seems to be only 1s ahead - that's a pretty good sync between streams :)

    ahead of itv or web?

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:08

    ahead of itv or web?

    Ahead of ITV (on the TV)

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:08

    messi on the move!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:08

    Ahead of ITV (on the TV)

    very good. are you comparing sd or hd?

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:08

    very good. are you comparing sd or hd?

    sd

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:08

    sd

    ta

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:10

    ta

    :) Makes a change from 20s+ from sometimes when we're watching stuffs.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:10

    argentina looking good so far

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:10

    argentina looking good so far

    Germans are missing Khedira

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:10

    :) Makes a change from 20s+ from sometimes when we're watching stuffs.

    only that different when viewing online surely?

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:11

    only that different when viewing online surely?

    It is yes. I was meaning it feels a novelty to have everything so close together, rather than on the occasions when we are spread far and wide.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:12

    It is yes. I was meaning it feels a novelty to have everything so close together, rather than on the occasions when we are spread far and wide.

    ahhh, the rarity of free-to-air sporting :)

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:15

    ahhh, the rarity of free-to-air sporting :)

    Yup. It's hard enough to find 1 option to watch each event, let alone having a choice of 2.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:17

    argentina players shouting at german players to kick it out for a german player. odd.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:17

    massive hit to the head though.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:17

    I don't think the Germans knew how bad a knock it was

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:18

    argentina players shouting at german players to kick it out for a german player. odd.

    Germans had the ball in an attacking area so Argentina prefer to return it to them 80 yards away

  • Jack G.13/07/2014 at 19:18

    Ouch. Shoulder to the face

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:20

    wasted!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:20

    what a miss!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:20

    Germany demonstrating how to defend like Brazil

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:27

    Argentinian from the Tony Schumacher school of goalkeeping

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:28

    Yellow card

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:29

    offside

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:29

    flag?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:29

    oooooh!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:29

    awwwwwww

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:29

    he went celebrating for ages!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:30

    German marking was abysmal. Man left out wide right for ages

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:30

    Yeah, very off.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:30

    poor kramer :(

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:30

    He looks drunk

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:30

    If a player hits his head he should not be allowed back on the field.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:31

    If a player hits his head he should not be allowed back on the field.

    Football needs to start taking concussion seriously

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 19:31

    Why's that line guy talking with a hand across his mouth? Looks well suspicious.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:31

    Football needs to start taking concussion seriously

    Agreed, it's farcical.

  • Jack G.13/07/2014 at 19:32

    Football needs to start taking concussion seriously

    All sports need to.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:33

    All sports need to.

    The other football has a handle on it

  • Pat W13/07/2014 at 19:34

    Hello, just got back from Mum's. Feels weird to say it but I've missed football. How's the game looking so far?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:35

    Hello, just got back from Mum's. Feels weird to say it but I've missed football. How's the game looking so far?

    A few big chances, argentina scored but it was offside. Not dull though as both teams are starting to warm up a bit now!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:35

    Argies almost stopped each other from making the clearance.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:36

    great shot

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:36

    great save!

  • Pat W13/07/2014 at 19:36

    A few big chances, argentina scored but it was offside. Not dull though as both teams are starting to warm up a bit now!

    Ah good timing then

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:36

    Great chance created by Germany

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:37

    Great job of ducking out of the way by Ozil

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:37

    I hope someone tell's the BBC that their experiment of trying to get mark lawrenson to like football has failed.

  • Jack G.13/07/2014 at 19:37

    I think I'm a little behind, but that was a great shot

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:38

    The Germans are starting to get a handle on this game

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:39

    Argentina should be favourites because no team has ever won the world cup outside their own continent other than Brazil who have won it in Europe, Africa and Asia as well as Latin America

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:39

    woah messi

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:39

    how did that not go in!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:43

    Shot was tame

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:43

    So much space for Kroos

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:43

    0:0>7:1

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:43

    0:0>7:1

    totes

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:44

    Cross or shot?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:44

    germany are getting closer!

    [insert pun]

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:44

    Cross or shot?

    Cross. Miroslav should have been Klose to it

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:45

    Cross. Miroslav should have been Klose to it

    No Kroos-ing for the Germans tongiht.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:45

    glad the sun's gone in. goal chances have increased significantly.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:45

    We need ollie to comment again so I can say 'Oliver Kahn help but use the germany puns'

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:45

    :) :)

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:46

    oh my god!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:46

    wha?!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:46

    Incredibly hard header nad it hit the post

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:46

    Bullet header

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:46

    impressive detail form the linesman to notice that

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 19:47

    Looked like he got too high and was coming down to head it. Really Mullered it though

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:47

    Good first half, 0-0

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:47

    fab half.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:48

    heh: https://vine.co/v/MxDbOHxdmP3

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:49

    heh: https://vine.co/v/MxDbOHxdmP3

    reminds me of the linesman in the group stages that saw himself and started chuckllng :)

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:51

    heh: https://vine.co/v/MxDbOHxdmP3

    "Because I'm worth it"

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 19:51

    :)

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 19:51

    heh: https://vine.co/v/MxDbOHxdmP3

    Awwww, bless him!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:52

    Here's the linesman. Bless him

    http://imgur.com/gallery/4mZk3zc

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:57

    Haha, just turned over to see glenn hoddle's horns hair on ITV

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 19:57

    UNEXPECTED DOCTOR WHO

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 19:58

    Here's the linesman. Bless him

    These people are so cute!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 19:58

    UNEXPECTED DOCTOR WHO

    Capaldi looks like he was born to play the role!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:00

    Capaldi looks like he was born to play the role!

    ONE MORE MONTH

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:00

    ONLY ONE MORE MONTH

    fixed

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 20:02

    Beckhams!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:02

    Rio Ferdinand wearing a sponsor's tie on the BBC. Surely breeches advertising rules

    https://twitter.com/rioferdy5/status/488402876478545920

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:03

    Beckhams!

    Wearing Argentina shirts?! Do they not know what happened in '98?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:03

    Wearing Argentina shirts?! Do they not know what happened in '98?

    wasn't he playing then? or was that a different WC?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:04

    wasn't he playing then? or was that a different WC?

    that was his big famous red card moment against the argies

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:04

    wasn't he playing then? or was that a different WC?

    Wasn't that when he got sent of while ENG were playing ARG?

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:04

    Wearing Argentina shirts?! Do they not know what happened in '98?

    I saw that on twitter before the game

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:04

    that was his big famous red card moment against the argies

    Absolutely ridiculous that he got a red card for that

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:04

    Here was glenn hoddle's amazing hair

    http://t.co/ZUf7aof9D6

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:04

    Wasn't that when he got sent of while ENG were playing ARG?

    well there's a lesson in forgiveness right there.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:05

    lots of offsides tonight

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:05

    well there's a lesson in forgiveness right there.

    Germany shirts or Argentina shirts - rocks and hard places.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:05

    Germany shirts or Argentina shirts - rocks and hard places.

    heh. fair point.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:06

    he missed!!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:06

    Lionel Missi

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:06

    messi, what the?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:06

    Lionel Missi

    heheheheeh

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 20:08

    Lionel Missi

    :)

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:08

    bet they are proud of that shot

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:09

    scaffolding really sets off that statue nicely.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:09

    so thats why they built it

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:09

    bet they are proud of that shot

    By next week you will be able to buy lamps like that

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:10

    "It's like a football now, look."

    what

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:11

    "It's like a football now, look."

    Apparently it looks so amazing that it doesn't look real

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:12

    scaffolding really sets off that statue nicely.

    I saw this comment 1 or 2 minutes before seeing on tv, our broadcast delivered at Caterham speeds

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:13

    I still can't believe lawro's analysis is genuinely 'the sun looks like a football'

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:14

    I still can't believe lawro's analysis is genuinely 'the sun looks like a football'

    Spherical thing the same shape as another spherical thing

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:15

    Oh dear..

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:16

    Another head injury.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:16

    Not quite Toni Schumacher levels of violence

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:17

    I saw this comment 1 or 2 minutes before seeing on tv, our broadcast delivered at Caterham speeds

    aww :(

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:21

    gutted

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:23

    Getting a bit scrappy

    On the plus side, I have toast

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:23

    how'd you make toast without missing anything?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:24

    two yellows in two minutes.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:24

    how'd you make toast without missing anything?

    Red Dwarf intelligent toaster

    "Do you want toast?"

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:24

    two yellows in two minutes.

    It's all getting a little IndyCar.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:25

    how'd you make toast without missing anything?

    I did try ringing the ref to ask him to stop for a sec but no answer

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:25

    "Do you want toast?"

    love some, thanks.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:26

    love some, thanks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:29

    20 minutes to go

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:29

    Centre back's cross.

  • Pat W13/07/2014 at 20:30

    It's all getting a little IndyCar.

    :)

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:30

    So who's going to win when it goes to penalties? I think they should decide it with a frisbee throwing competition instead. Much fairer.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:32

    Lionel anonyMessi

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:32

    Michael Carlson @Carlsonsports

    the Germans seem a relaxed bunch Bayern large? Did he really mean that?

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 20:32

    So... I was optimistic with my score line. Perhaps that's how the curse manifests itself in football.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:32

    So... I was optimistic with my score line. Perhaps that's how the curse manifests itself in football.

    germany scored 5 goals in 30 minutes last week!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:33

    although brazil are a different beast :)

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:37

    Palacio gets the prize for silliest hair thing

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:38

    Palacio gets the prize for silliest hair thing

    Jedi?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:38

    Jedi?

    more like jedire

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:38

    ooof close again..

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:39

    poor dive

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:40

    more like jedire

    :)

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:40

    200,000 people watching in Berlin

    https://twitter.com/AlexStone7/status/488404570583085058

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:40

    German players warming up behind the goal - as a distraction - whatever it takes.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:40

    another poor finish!!!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:41

    another poor finish!!!

    After a tournament of great finishing, none of it has made it into the final.

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:42

    So this is like a day night race?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:42

    Oh dear. Joey Barton getting a lot of grief on twitter for saying Neuer was doing his best Schumacher impression and a lot of idiots thinking he meant Michael.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:43

    Oh dear. Joey Barton getting a lot of grief on twitter for saying Neuer was doing his best Schumacher impression and a lot of idiots thinking he meant Michael.

    Dear ohh dear.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:45

    This one's going to extra time

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:45

    noooooooooo

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:46

    So this is like a day night race?

    football endurance race :)

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:46

    great tackles from germany.

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:47

    football endurance race :)

    By the time they've decided a winner it will be!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:47

    Miroslav's international career has come to a klose.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:47

    liked the ref shaking klose's hand.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:47

    Surprised they are taking off Klose when they need a goal

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:47

    Surprised they are taking off Klose when they need a goal

    Fresh legs more important?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:52

    extra time

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:52

    More free football

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:53

    More free football

    We seem to have had a lot of free football this summer

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 20:55

    Around the world - in New Zealand people are making the agonizing choice of whether to stop watching or get fired for being late to work. In Australia (that's me) it's toast with Vegemite time.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 20:57

    Around the world - in New Zealand people are making the agonizing choice of whether to stop watching or get fired for being late to work. In Australia (that's me) it's toast with Vegemite time.

    tough choice. imagine missing WC final penalties :(

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:58

    now he's lost his football!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 20:58

    Around the world - in New Zealand people are making the agonizing choice of whether to stop watching or get fired for being late to work. In Australia (that's me) it's toast with Vegemite time.

    Funny how Vegemite is so big in Australia but not anywhere else

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 20:59

    oooohhh

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 20:59

    Whaaaa!/ Soo close

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:00

    tough choice. imagine missing WC final penalties :(

    Mind you, it's not like it's an f1 race or anything. Could be worse.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:00

    Who was in there?

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:04

    Funny how Vegemite is so big in Australia but not anywhere else

    It's pretty big in NZ too but so is marmite. A recent marmite shortage brought the country to a standstill.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:04

    It's pretty big in NZ too but so is marmite. A recent marmite shortage brought the country to a standstill.

    Sounds like that was a rather sticky situation.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:05

    See now if he had a proper hairstyle

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:05

    Hair-raising miss

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:05

    Really really bad technique

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:07

    See now if he had a proper hairstyle

    I'd like to sneak some scissors on to the pitch

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:11

    someone do a goal

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:13

    0-0 is a really poor way to do a World Cup final, can't they tweak the rules in extra time, like remove a player from each team every 5 minutes or something? Penalties is too much heartbreak and it just doesn't seem representative.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:13

    someone do a goal

    We need a good net-hit from someone's goal-shot. Come on ballsport!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:14

    0-0 is a really poor way to do a World Cup final, can't they tweak the rules in extra time, like remove a player from each team every 5 minutes or something? Penalties is too much heartbreak and it just doesn't seem representative.

    I love the removing players idea :D

  • Jack G.13/07/2014 at 21:15

    0-0 is a really poor way to do a World Cup final, can't they tweak the rules in extra time, like remove a player from each team every 5 minutes or something? Penalties is too much heartbreak and it just doesn't seem representative.

    you want goals? just remove the goalies. Boom, lots of goals

  • Pat W13/07/2014 at 21:15

    0-0 is a really poor way to do a World Cup final, can't they tweak the rules in extra time, like remove a player from each team every 5 minutes or something? Penalties is too much heartbreak and it just doesn't seem representative.

    Great idea.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:15

    0-0 is a really poor way to do a World Cup final, can't they tweak the rules in extra time, like remove a player from each team every 5 minutes or something? Penalties is too much heartbreak and it just doesn't seem representative.

    Or you could have the multi-ball overtime

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:16

    Or you could have the multi-ball overtime

    NOW YOU'RE TALKING! Sorry shouted with excitement.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:18

    NOW YOU'RE TALKING! Sorry shouted with excitement.

    That is from an old TV ad but I can't find it on youtube

  • Pat W13/07/2014 at 21:19

    you want goals? just remove the goalies. Boom, lots of goals

    I like that one as well. 10 players, and maybe the 11th player could be an extra they are allowed to bring on for 10 minutes, leave it up to each team to choose when to play him.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:21

    Schweinsteiger is going to be in pain in the morning

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:21

    That is from an old TV ad but I can't find it on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjI-qh37xf0

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:22
  • Jack G.13/07/2014 at 21:23

    How many hits to the head have we had this game? 5? 6?

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:23

    That's the one

    I don't know what you searched for - it was the first 2 results when I typed: "multiball overtime advert" ;)

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:23

    How many hits to the head have we had this game? 5? 6?

    too many.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:24

    I don't know what you searched for - it was the first 2 results when I typed: "multiball overtime advert" ;)

    I tried multiball overtime and didn't get it

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:24

    goal

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:24

    GOOOAAALL

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:24

    Goal Goetze

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:25

    yyeaHH

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:25

    Mario gotze chance to score and he took it

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:25

    These Germans have Goetza great chance of winning this now!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:26

    Never seen so many tweets appear in such a short time

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:26

    Only 5 more goals to go for Christine's prediction

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 21:26

    Only 5 more goals to go for Christine's prediction

    :)

    Lovely goal, that.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:26

    Germans going route one now

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:26

    Only 5 more goals to go for Christine's prediction

    mine is looking good

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:27

    Only 5 more goals to go for Christine's prediction

    6:0???

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:27

    Impressive turnaround time

    http://imgur.com/pmMF2Jp

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:27

    is messi still paying?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:27

    oh there he is.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:28

    Neuer: Give that man a medal!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:28

    is messi still paying?

    They charge him?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:29

    They charge him?

    Fined for not turning up

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:29

    Goethe will be dining out on those 5 seconds for the rest of his life

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:29

    Germany has exploded

    https://t.co/d91cu2GGJz

    Warning: LOUD

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:30

    Goethe will be dining out on those 5 seconds for the rest of his life

    man you auto correct I meant Goetze not the other German

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:31

    no one there!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:32

    mertesacker emptiness coming on

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:33

    big free kick..

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:33

    Messi - time to go big or go home (empty-handed)

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:33

    Send the goalie up

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:35

    oh dear. oh dear oh dear.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:35

    Messi made a mess of that

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:35

    look at the subs,, hah!

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 21:36

    Almost goalkeeper tennis then, I love that.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:36

    thats it!!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:36

    done

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:36

    The referee's blown up!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:36

    Almost goalkeeper tennis then, I love that.

    Football Goalkeeper Volleyball!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:36

    Schweisteiger is probably too battered to go and get his medal

  • Christine13/07/2014 at 21:36

    That's a heck of a bundle. BUNDLEEE.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:36

    "Germany are champions of the World"

  • Kathi13/07/2014 at 21:37

    Judging by the noise outside we've won?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:37

    hahahaha

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:37

    Judging by the noise outside we've won?

    Were you not watching?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:37

    Judging by the noise outside we've won?

    there was a cup and germany won it

  • Pat W13/07/2014 at 21:38

    "Germany are champions of the World"

    Weltmeisters

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:38

    Judging by the noise outside we've won?

    Imagine the noise if you lived here https://twitter.com/AlexStone7/status/488404570583085058

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:38

    Argentina didn't have a shot on target

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:38

    The only team not to be beaten by Germany in the tournament were Ghana, the real finalists!

  • Kathi13/07/2014 at 21:38

    Were you not watching?

    Nope.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:39

    shame no speed sporting to finish, but what a world cup

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:39

    Premier League back in 33 days, btw

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:40

    The German crowd at the German GP this weekend will still be drunk from this.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:41

    The German crowd at the German GP this weekend will still be drunk from this.

    The atmosphere there should be great

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:41

    The German crowd at the German GP this weekend will still be drunk from this.

    Thankfully there's not a german leading the championship like the past 4 years, phheeeww!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:42

    Germany's next match is against Scotland. Not worried at all much

  • Peter13/07/2014 at 21:42

    Thankfully there's not a german leading the championship like the past 4 years, phheeeww!

    Is Rosberg a Monagasque or a Finn then?

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:43

    Is Rosberg a Monagasque or a Finn then?

    He has a German racing licence so he is German

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:43

    Is Rosberg a Monagasque or a Finn then?

    coudn't help myself ;)

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:44

    Lufthansa had their advertising tweet ready

    https://twitter.com/lufthansa/status/488437053131329537

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:45

    Clever: Christ the Redeemer in the colours of the German flag - just wait for Twitter to be flooded with the picture.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:45

    Lufthansa had their advertising tweet ready

    Hope they didn't publish the wrong world champion too early

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:47

    This cements Klose as one of the best ever now. His record as the greatest goalscorer in WC history and now a World Cup winner.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:48

    Must be horrible for the losing team to have to stand there

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:49

    From Twitter: Old Pope 1 New Pope 0

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:50

    Back of the Net ‏@Back_of_the_Net 4m

    I mean, sure Germany have the World Cup. But England have that Raheem Sterling shot we all thought had gone in. So, something to build on.

    :) :) :)

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:51

    Hope they didn't publish the wrong world champion too early

    :)

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:52

    :)

    I don't care how childish it is I will never let him live that down

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:52

    I don't care how childish it is I will never let him live that down

    #affinity

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:53

    I don't care how childish it is I will never let him live that down

    What was that one?

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:53

    What was that one?

    Mr unmentionable on unmentionable site published a pre-written article on (I think it was massa?) winning the world championship then suddenly someone else won it and it had egg on his face and it was glorious

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:54

    Mr unmentionable on unmentionable site published a pre-written article on (I think it was massa?) winning the world championship then suddenly someone else won it and it had egg on his face and it was glorious

    The Hamilton year?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:54

    Mr unmentionable on unmentionable site published a pre-written article on (I think it was massa?) winning the world championship then suddenly someone else won it and it had egg on his face and it was glorious

    claimed alonso was wdc a week before vettel won it, i think :)

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:54

    The Hamilton year?

    I think so. I wana say Alonso though

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:54

    claimed alonso was wdc a week before vettel won it, i think :)

    aha! that was it. I knew I had an Alonso thought in there somewhere.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:55

    The Hamilton year?

    nah. wasn't a minor mistake at all. in an effort to be FIRST, he'd prewritten a post for every possible outcome and hit publish by mistake.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:56

    Traditional presentation, in the stands, love it!

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:56

    Check out my golden hand

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:56

    PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT?!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:56

    PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT?!

    Far from it.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:57

    PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT?!

    i didn't see him foul anyone if that counts?

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 21:57

    I don't think he wanted that trophy

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 21:57

    quick, get natalie pinkham to interview Messi!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 21:57

    quick, get natalie pinkham to interview Messi!

    heeeh!

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 21:57

    It's like watching a toddler sulk their way around the playground.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 22:01

    i don't want the world cup to end :(

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:01

    i don't want the world cup to end :(

    me neither. watched more than i planned to and enjoyed it way more than expected (mainly thanks to knowledgeable comments). great way to spend a month.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 22:01

    I like presentations in the stands. Much better than the orchestrated nonsense on the pitch

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:05

    brilliant

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 22:10

    First European team to win outside Europe

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 22:11

    Initial analysis suggests that the 2 most commented moments in this thread was the Brazilian consolation goal (11 comments/minute) and the Brazilian winning penalty in the shoot out (vChile) (12 comments/minute).

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 22:13

    Well that's me done/ Thanks for a fun month everyone.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:13

    Initial analysis suggests that the 2 most commented moments in this thread was the Brazilian consolation goal (11 comments/minute) and the Brazilian winning penalty in the shoot out (vChile) (12 comments/minute).

    oooh!

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:14

    Well that's me done/ Thanks for a fun month everyone.

    thank you for the threads chap.

  • Lukeh13/07/2014 at 22:14

    thank you for the threads chap.

    you're welcome!

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 22:16

    Really enjoyed the world cup. Not sure what the next major event we can live comment is

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:16

    Really enjoyed the world cup. Not sure what the next major event we can live comment is

    probs not much before superbowl

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 22:17

    Really enjoyed the world cup. Not sure what the next major event we can live comment is

    Commonwealth Games in the summer break?

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:18

    Commonwealth Games in the summer break?

    will have a word with mrs c.

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 22:18

    probs not much before superbowl

    That's 6 months away.

    Commonwealth Games in the summer break?

    I forgot about them. Odd considering I saw a million purple/pink road signs for venues this weekend

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 22:19

    probs not much before superbowl

    That reminds me Mr Roy, I need to invite you into the big-version of the NFL Fantasy Football.

  • Mr C13/07/2014 at 22:20

    *high fives all*

    catch ya back here soon :)

  • Steven Roy13/07/2014 at 22:21

    That reminds me Mr Roy, I need to invite you into the big-version of the NFL Fantasy Football.

    Great idea. Now I wish I had been paying attention to trades and drafts.

  • Will^13/07/2014 at 22:24