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Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
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I think either Ivory Coast or Nigeria will win it.

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The skill gap between the top 5 teams in Africa and the so called minnow teams is very small, even teams like Comoros are competing very well.
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visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
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Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
That wasn"t cheating, na robbery be dat.
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Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
Was that cheating or just pure incompetence?
I didn’t see the match so it’s a genuine question.
Did one side gain an advantage by the decision?
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vancity eagle wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:42 pm I think either Ivory Coast or Nigeria will win it.

You heard it here.
They haven't even played a game yet. What"s your obsession with CIV? You get too high with names on paper dude. calm down.
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Damunk wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
Was that cheating or just pure incompetence?
I didn’t see the match so it’s a genuine question.
Did one side gain an advantage by the decision?
incompetence
like someone mentioned earlier, they had a water break so maybe he forgot to stop his watch
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sheer incompetence from the referee.
It was not malicious but unfortunately it hurt Tunisia.
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visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
You meant 2021 AFCON? :)
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Damunk wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
Was that cheating or just pure incompetence?
I didn’t see the match so it’s a genuine question.
Did one side gain an advantage by the decision?
It wasn't cheating for sure. It was massive incompetence on the part of the referee
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visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
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Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
I think it had more to do with incompetence. In the sense that the ref forgot to pause his watch during VARs and water breaks, injuries etc.
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oboy this AFCON hard ooo, seems most of the teams so far are very disciplined defensively after match day 1
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Got to be the toughest afcon so far, even the so called minnows have looked defensively solid and compact so far, Equatorial Guinea just matched Ivory Coast in all departments of the game and would feel hard done by the 1 nil loss.
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Bamenda Boy...Happy new year...long long time.

I am really impressed how these African teams have evolved.
The defense has been solid.
It takes sheer genius or free kick, corner or penalty to score... no easy goals.
The CIV goal was the best.
Ihanaecho's goal was a beauty too.

I still think CIV will take it.

Cameroon won all its 5 trophies away from home.
Cameroon will likely not win this one even with home advantage

Nigeria has a chance but I will not put my money there
I would bet CIV or Morocco
Morocco is a very very good team..
I fear CIV and Morrocco
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Damunk wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
Was that cheating or just pure incompetence?
I didn’t see the match so it’s a genuine question.
Did one side gain an advantage by the decision?
Did one side gain an advantage by the referee ending the game early? Seriously bro?

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The YeyeMan wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:20 am
Damunk wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Flex Swift wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm
visieC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:34 pm Gentlemen:

1. So far no team has won with a goal difference of more than one goal.

2. There are truly no minors anymore because teams are leaning football is a team sport not a collective of individuals entertaining the fans.

3. Notice neither Cameroon, Nigeria or even Ivory Coast is listed among the favs

4. There is no longer cheating with the introduction of VAR...no more refs cheating.

5. If Algeria cannot beat Sierra Leone and they say it's the weather.. laughable...the majority of players in this AFCON except for say Sudan, Ethiopia play in Africa. this argument is not compelling.

6. The knock out stages will be fun.

7. My prediction is that Ivory Coast will win the cup. p.s. I am from Cam not Ivorian...so unbiased.
No cheating???? What do you call what the ref did in today match blowing full time on the 84 min and after protests played a further 4mins still short of 90minutes
Was that cheating or just pure incompetence?
I didn’t see the match so it’s a genuine question.
Did one side gain an advantage by the decision?
Did one side gain an advantage by the referee ending the game early? Seriously bro?
Seriously bro……did you not see me state I didn’t watch the match - not that I even know which match it was.
And I still don’t know the score either.
So I take it it wasn’t a draw, right?
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Damunk:

Mali won 1-0
However, I think Tunisia was cheated in a way because, Mali was playing a man down from the 84 th minute or so. Had there been 5 additional minutes, who knows what would have happened?
The fans also got cheated because the game would have been really interesting.

I hope that ref is banned for the rest of the tournament and he should go get FIFA refresher training

The games have really been exciting.
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Tobi17 wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:07 pm The skill gap between the top 5 teams in Africa and the so called minnow teams is very small, even teams like Comoros are competing very well.
Totally agree.
20 years ago, one could comfortably predict results.
Now, not so easy.
I actually expected Egypt to beat Nigeria...I was sooooo wrong.
Not only did Naija dominate, Egypt was nonexistent.
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Wasn't 2002 very defensive minded? It's only the first round of games anyway we'll see.
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visieC wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:00 am Bamenda Boy...Happy new year...long long time.

I am really impressed how these African teams have evolved.
The defense has been solid.
It takes sheer genius or free kick, corner or penalty to score... no easy goals.
The CIV goal was the best.
Ihanaecho's goal was a beauty too.

I still think CIV will take it.

Cameroon won all its 5 trophies away from home.
Cameroon will likely not win this one even with home advantage

Nigeria has a chance but I will not put my money there
I would bet CIV or Morocco
Morocco is a very very good team..
I fear CIV and Morrocco
Did you see Morocco's last game?
i had high hopes in them until I watched the game.
They might get better and even win it but based on their green grass display, they are not a good team.
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Kabalega wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:12 am
visieC wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:00 am Bamenda Boy...Happy new year...long long time.

I am really impressed how these African teams have evolved.
The defense has been solid.
It takes sheer genius or free kick, corner or penalty to score... no easy goals.
The CIV goal was the best.
Ihanaecho's goal was a beauty too.

I still think CIV will take it.

Cameroon won all its 5 trophies away from home.
Cameroon will likely not win this one even with home advantage

Nigeria has a chance but I will not put my money there
I would bet CIV or Morocco
Morocco is a very very good team..
I fear CIV and Morrocco
Did you see Morocco's last game?
i had high hopes in them until I watched the game.
They might get better and even win it but based on their green grass display, they are not a good team.

They may improve.
They really play as a team and they have the quality.
Let;s see how the tournament progresses.

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