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  1. no its purely on manager who could not change his tactics with change in personnel . any other team and i would agree with your theory but this is germany and majority of players are from single club ( bayern ) or maybe 2 clubs max so they know how to play with each other as core of the team the defence and midfiled is bayern or players like kroos who has played with them in past and they had plenty of games to prepare and still showed same issues. also one of biggest issue is muller who they cannot drop but who also has been total crap for few years now..replace him with sane and its different attack..mind you still nothing close to best in world but they would have went through this group specially with better tactics which was just keep ball and push fullbacks high and plan b was to just cross after cross with no good target man inside box.
  2. meh I think issue was mostly tactical with fullbacks staying very very high this current midfield just could not cope. kroos is world class but he still needs Casemiro at club level. form of players like muller who scored so much before but has regressed rapidly since pep left Bayern is also big issue as if he does not score he is pretty much useless as attacker (not really good at anything else ) I think they did end up having rifts in squad but they played plenty of tough games before World Cup without ever looking convincing and this was gonna happen cos as a team they were simply not good enough and to make matters worse they leave amazing talent like sane at home who can change games with his pace and can finish for change unlike others...but they just keep crossing in box hoping for best..sane would have allowed them to play balls over the top and go more direct .
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    yes been on this site for few years now....
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    this joke was as terrible as Indian football team.
  5. nice to see Sachin giving more opinions specially his comments about two new balls started very much needed discussion. also agree with his views on attack as this attack can bowl anywhere specially if shami was fit and in form.
  6. you should see one of his counterattack last season...he made premier league midfiled look like joke.
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    SIXes of the tournament

    love the fact that indian players like kl and pant are easily able to hammer quicks. i hope pandya improves at it too and we can have very gun finishers in future ( if rahul bats at 4 )
  8. yes its much easier to keep if ball does not go up and down and pitch isnt two paced. also unlike in england ball does not move a lot after passing batsman..even kl rahul for example looked decent here but he will struggle a lot in more difficult conditions as keeper.
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    an outsider's appreciation for CSK fans

    you deserve it for team RISS
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    an outsider's appreciation for CSK fans

    RACISM! after batting at 8
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    Save the farce and just give the cup to CSK

    yes the grunt work of site.
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    an outsider's appreciation for CSK fans

    should be site banner :D
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    Save the farce and just give the cup to CSK

    any example of cheating ?
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    Cricinfo's IPL team of the year 2018

    but he is performing and has almost scored 300 runs and got 18 wickets. even for india imo his bowling won 2 odis in south africa and he already performed before on flatter tracks..i dont know what more people expect from number6 or 7 in batting line up but he does his job well enough and for mumbai was most important player overall. more consistency will come with age but he is already a matchwinner and he is so valuable cos of that.
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    Cricinfo's IPL team of the year 2018

    this is another guy who gets hate cos of how he behaves rather than how he performs also mumbai hate.
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    Cricinfo's IPL team of the year 2018

    pandya over one of karthik and dhoni as it makes no sense to have 3 keepers and both of them do same job with bat so pick one you prefer. i think current karthik is better player than current dhoni so i will pick him otherwise very good side.
  17. stop saying kl rahul as he is makeshift keeper and it would hurt him long term if this continues as batsman. he should make team as batsman in top order.
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    Why do Dhoni fans hate Pant?

    most experts calling him mr360 now and comparing with abdv. just a slap on faces on icf experts to end league phase of ipl. i hope i never have to read this crap on this site again.
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    Why do Dhoni fans hate Pant?

    there is nothing left to say just see his first boundary and it was well timed drive on offside. stupidity on this site really has gotten out of hand.
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    BCCI selectors got brutally exposed in this IPL

    he clearly had lot of hunger for sure as his career nosedived as his weight increased.
  21. maniac stop jinxing!
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    Chinnaswamy chinna stadium !!!

    lock the thread OP ...you have been slain.
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    THIS IS PUNJAB's YEAR. You read it here first: 2018

    Just put the infinity sign in the thread title already
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    KL Rahul's batting is absolute treat to watch

    Samson is my favourite (elegance wise ) from this new generation.
  25. you sound like rick and morty fan

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