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Honduras - July 14th Pre-game thread


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1 minute ago, dsqpr said:

If they beat us they will have more points. They got the default win over FG, didn't they?

Not yet - no decision on that has been released so far. At the moment they are in 3rd place with 1 point and a negative goal differential of -1. I'm assuming they will get to argue/plead their case if it is going to a disciplinary committee. When you read the arguments for precedents in the Gold Cup Opponents thread, I actually think a good case could be made - it's just that I think the case should have been made & cleared up before the tourney started

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I want the team to beat them for a hell of a lot more than ranking points.  Hold them down and rub their noses in a 4-0 win.  Lets keep this attitude change going, let the youngsters loose, go for the win.  Forget about a draw is good enough, and then worry about that Malouda situation etc. How many times have we played it safe thinking a draw is enough and it bites us on the ass??   

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Just looking at the bracket, and I'm not liking the look of Martinique on top of their group at the moment. In terms of ranking points it would be annoying to play them in the knockout rounds. I guess if we are to lose to anyone in the knockout rounds, from a ranking points point of view it would be best to lose to Martinique.

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3 minutes ago, Kent said:

Just looking at the bracket, and I'm not liking the look of Martinique on top of their group at the moment. In terms of ranking points it would be annoying to play them in the knockout rounds. I guess if we are to lose to anyone in the knockout rounds, from a ranking points point of view it would be best to lose to Martinique.

Martinique isn't going to last up there.. panama and the USA should both beat them easily

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1 hour ago, Kent said:

Just looking at the bracket, and I'm not liking the look of Martinique on top of their group at the moment. In terms of ranking points it would be annoying to play them in the knockout rounds. I guess if we are to lose to anyone in the knockout rounds, from a ranking points point of view it would be best to lose to Martinique.

Come on. Did you honestly just say you didn't want to face Martinique because of ranking points? I would gladly play them in the quarters if it meant a way better chance of advancing

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1 hour ago, Ruffian said:

What Honduras player got their second yellow card last night? I think I saw that on twitter somewhere.

Edit: looks like Ever Alvarado. I assume he is out for the third game?

Under the circumstances, I don't think we can safely assume anything about how that game impacts things moving forward.

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5 minutes ago, adrenaline11 said:

Have you guys seen their tweet with pictures of them handing in their protest in brown envelopes?

They're practically rubbing it in.

 

Beat them. Beat them hard.

Given that this is CONCACAF, I think we can safely assume the envelopes are actually filled with cash.

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