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love those hard core fans and all those empty seats...yeah, its raining but wtf

Enjoy Africa, you wont see it again

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I'd say two possible "fixes" I have are goalline cameras (The NFL needs the same damn thing) and an extra ref.

Post match reviews giving hefty fines for diving would be nice too.

How about an eye in the sky for offsides? Seems they mess that call up a lot, at least in World Cup.

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Though it's heartbreaking, no shame in losing to a strike like that.

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How about an eye in the sky for offsides? Seems they mess that call up a lot, at least in World Cup.

In doing something like that, you destroy the flow of the game. That makes it a whole other animal. Soccer is a flow game.

A legit complaint I've heard about football is the constant stop/start/stop/stop/start nature. While great for beer commercials and replays, it results in a sport that last 3-4 hours that has literally only about 11 minutes of actual play.

The funny thing is I have plenty of European friends who think of Football as "boring" due to the overabundance of stoppage and hard to keep up with rules and bylaws. For me, I enjoy both sports, warts and all, for what they are.

Honestly soccer is the better to watch live as you see the incredible flow of players. Football is better for TV due to the compact nature of the action leaving plenty of time for armchair stratergy.

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I have to work during the USA/Ghana game. Dammit, I hope we win and nothing miraculous happens. :lol:

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love those hard core fans and all those empty seats...yeah, its raining but wtf

Enjoy Africa, you wont see it again

Should never have had it in the first place.

As for the changes, Del. I'd like a video referee at the game. Failing that I'd like a video panel to go over the footage of each game after the fact. Anyone deemed to be diving should be banned for 4 games.

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In doing something like that, you destroy the flow of the game. That makes it a whole other animal. Soccer is a flow game.

A legit complaint I've heard about football is the constant stop/start/stop/stop/start nature. While great for beer commercials and replays, it results in a sport that last 3-4 hours that has literally only about 11 minutes of actual play.

The funny thing is I have plenty of European friends who think of Football as "boring" due to the overabundance of stoppage and hard to keep up with rules and bylaws. For me, I enjoy both sports, warts and all, for what they are.

Honestly soccer is the better to watch live as you see the incredible flow of players. Football is better for TV due to the compact nature of the action leaving plenty of time for armchair stratergy.

Your point is legitimate, but how would using it for this one call destroy the flow of the game? Instead of some guy on the field blowing his whistle, someone above with a better view of it would be.

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I'm hesitant about video as there are few natural breaks in soccer and I've seen football muck it up. Soccer taken to absurdity is Italians flying untouched through the air like Mercury in the FTD logo and disallowed goals against Slovinians for no good reason. However, absurdity in football is refs spending 10 minutes looking at a possible quarter inch gap between a back's knee and the ground like a dimpled chad in the 2000 elections.

As far as diving, I'm against it, but everybody does it. I say a second ref to wave things off and stiff penalties would help more than a massive supension that basically gives a hydrogen bomb to an already suspect referee.

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No on video. We got screwed out of goals that video would have given us, and we still won our group. We need to be hungry, video help might cause complacency.

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