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Old 06-25-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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hard to believe so many news outlets are using the word "allegedly" over the Suarez bite----no allegedly about it.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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lol I´m dying....

Btw, Netherlands vs Mexico ... So excited about this one!
Vazquez out due to yellow card accumulation is a huge blow for the team. Hope they can still win it!.
Yeah, huge blow. Only two options there:

- Salcido as contention, but under Herrera's scheme that calls out for huge physical effor and he is old now.

- Move Héctor Herrera back a bit as contention, put Peña in Herrera's current spot. The problem with this one is that Herrera didn't look that good as contention in preparation games, but I have seen him doing it decently with Porto. Peña is pretty good so I don't think the team would lose depth.

I would probably go with a mixture, do option 1 for the first half, if match still calls for same setup in the second, bring Peña in for Salcido, and move Herrera back.

We'll see... This team can keep it up with anyone, but odds are against us.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Somewhere
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hard to believe so many news outlets are using the word "allegedly" over the Suarez bite----no allegedly about it.
It's funny because some try to be political correct but others don't try as hard:

McDonald’s Invites Chomping Soccer Player Luis Suarez for a Bite - CMO Today - WSJ

McDonald's Uruguay to Suarez:
“Hello @luis16suarez, if you are still hungry come to have a bite of a big Mac"

We should get an answer from FIFA later this week, the charges are official:
FIFA charges Uruguay
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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It's funny because some try to be political correct but others don't try as hard:

McDonald’s Invites Chomping Soccer Player Luis Suarez for a Bite - CMO Today - WSJ

McDonald's Uruguay to Suarez:
“Hello @luis16suarez, if you are still hungry come to have a bite of a big Mac"

We should get an answer from FIFA later this week, the charges are official:
FIFA charges Uruguay
The "bite" was no big deal for me. On set pieces players are constantly getting elbowed, held and pushed, usually not called even though an advantage has been gained. This bite was nothing like the Ivanovic bite.

And Chiellini looked like a pu$$y showing his unharmed shoulder off at length.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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This bite was nothing like the Ivanovic bite.
As one poster noted it'll be interesting to see how FIFA handles this. He's causing physical harm but does that differ from two legged smashes into other players' tibias? That's 'harm' too. Will FIFA have to put in a rule say 'NO BITING OF PLAYERS! and make it much harsher? Another thing is will the English FA get in on this? Yikes if it does.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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Everyone is making way too big of a deal with the bite. Two match ban seems sufficient.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Messi!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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Everyone is making way too big of a deal with the bite. Two match ban seems sufficient.
It's disgusting to watch a professional athlete resort to less-than professional tactics to gain advanage. Worse yet is to hear/read those who would defend such pitiful and dishonourable behaviour.

Would it have been any better if Suarez had purposely and wilfully nail-scratched Chiellini? Will this be Suarez' forthcoming tactic? Suarez, the biter; the scratcher?

Global sporting events, such as The World Cup, are moments in which a country's best athletes showcase their talents, thus elevating and promoting the sport which others - especially children - will someday emulate.

Dishonourable moments like this might possibly tarnish a sport and a team's repport. But it will most definitely degenerate the guilty athlete's lustre, career, and legacy.

Hopefully Suarez will have his day before FIFA's court. Hopefully he will be found guilty, fined, and banned for the remainder of World Cup 2014. Maybe then he will redeem himself from this shameful incident.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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It's his third time doing it. He was out for 7 games the first time, 10 games the second time - this bite should be longer than 10 games, in my opinion. And he definitely shouldn't be allowed to play anymore in this WC. He needs to learn to control himself. Seriously, does he have the mind of a three year-old? What's the matter with him? And I really mean that - something is obviously wrong, as children will grow out of the biting phase, usually by the time they're five. Maybe he needs some mental evaluations.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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How can you make too big a deal of a guy biting another guy ... for the third time ? He has some major anger and impulse issues. Maybe he just cracks under pressure, he was a different player this year for Liverpool.

The Argentina game is good so far, their defence leaks like a sieve though. If Messi has a bad game Argentina will struggle.
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