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Africa Cup of Nations
« on: January 19, 2013, 06:00:17 PM »
Off to an absolute stormer!

South Africa 0-0 Cape Verde Islands


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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 06:55:30 PM »
Opening games of tournaments always pish. Hopefully 2nd game better.

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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 07:50:11 PM »
Okay I lied. 1st half of Morroco v Angola has been pish.

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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 08:16:51 PM »
I've never really found it an inspiring tournament. That was the euros.

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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 09:21:08 PM »
I enjoyed the last two because they had some great attack v pish defence. tbf group A is easily the shittest. Ghana and Ivory Coast are usually watchable.
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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 07:49:18 PM »
it is just. so. shite!

Mali 1-0 up late on after the Niger keeper drops it at the feet of Keita.

Kind of get the feeling African football had a short spell where they produced some real players, but now they're getting old and the younger lot are utter ding.
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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 10:18:55 PM »
Last one I watched was in 2010 and the linesmen didnt know how to do their job.


They just stood on the halfway line looking back towards one of the goals. Almost every counter attack i can recall was flagged offside even if the striker had been stood in his own half when the ball was played.


Why they insist on having it every 2 years is a mystery to me.
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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 12:49:26 PM »
Honking stuff so far. Having said that I can't remember the last major international tournament that wasn't shite.

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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 09:33:03 PM »
Better game tonight between Nigeria and Burkina Faso. 1-1 but decent football from both sides.

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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
That has just gave him another Signature line

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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 07:53:51 PM »
ethiopia are mince but burkina faso have scored a couple very good goals. alain traore looks really good.
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Re: Africa Cup of Nations
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 11:31:22 PM »
Decent game although I have no idea what Ethiopian keeper was thinking for the red card.