Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski win World Cup


Three Arsenal players are celebrating tonight as Germany won the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Argentina.

Mesut Ozil started the game and played 119 minutes before being replaced by team mate Per Mertesacker who came on and won a massive header. Ozil created two brilliant chances for the Germans but the finishes on both occasions were poor.

However, he had a good game overall and could never be accused of nicking a living unless, of course, the journalist in question was a hyper-mega-global-twat. Which is certainly possible.

Lukas Podolski didn’t play in the final but was first on the pitch at the final whistle, second to lift the trophy after Phillip Lahm and posted the quickest ever World Cup winning selfie.

Well done to the lads, let’s hope they enjoy tonight, get some nice rest on their well deserved holidays and get back in time for the new season which starts in just over a month.


    • Personally I think the reason they won the World Cup is that Poldi, Ozil & Per were buzzing from winning the FA Cup and were fired up which translated to the rest of the German Squad. Haha.

      But in all seriousness…….really happy for the Germans, thouroghly deserved, there are parallels to Arsenal, long term planning to reach their goal, theirs came to fruition, ours is coming too. The Arsenal guys will come back buzzing!

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    • Arsenal win the World Cup, that miserable Per-hating sweaty scouser retires from MotD, and everybody in the Maracana boos Blatter when his ugly mug appears on the screens. Great night.

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      • It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

        Now, to follow it up, let’s unveil Debuchy, sign Ospina, sign one of Khedira, Bender, or Schneiderlin, re-sign Vermaelen, then go 38-0-0 and win a quadruple this season.

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      • No i mean iv had enough of everyone always sucking on messi’s cock….

        Im sure hes world class but theres a football match here.. the camera’s wouldn’t stop focusing on him at every opportunity…

        All these Maradona comparisons as welll…. puts me to sleep!

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    • To be fair, I can understand where you’re coming from. Mark Lawrenson decided in his infinite wisdom decided that if anybody is allowed to “lazily come back from an offside position”, then that anybody is Messi. One rule for Messi, another for everybody else; yeah Lawro, that makes perfect sense.

      On a brighter note, we have 3 World Cup winners in our squad! And potentially adding another soon! Exciting times ahead!

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  2. Vorsprung Durch Technik! Fantastiche! Well done lads! More Germans for Arsenal please – Müller, Reus, Bender, I’m so happy I can wish for anything. Congratulations to Özil, Merteswagger and Poldi! Hoewedes is a very hard working player would love him at Arsenal too,we need a versatile defender. COYG!

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    • I’ve been thinking much in recent days about the sufferings of Abramovich. For years he’s been buying every flash Spanish and Brazilian player he can get his hands on while we’ve had to content ourselves with those inferior Germans, of which we now have about nine.

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  3. Brilliant performance from Ozil, the set up for Kross to the edge of the box was perfect.
    Whereas most players would of tossed it in the box, he somehow seen Kroos coming to the edge of the box.
    Well done lads, and hopefully there’s a couple of teammates to join the Arsenal

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  4. Arseblog as always, digging out the news from the deepest, darkest recesses of the internet and bringing it to us first.

    Also, how good was Ozil today? Willing to take the ball even late on in extra time, recycled it well and created chances. His best showing of the tournament. So much for not showing up for the big games.

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      • I sometimes wonder what constitutes a ‘good game’ for Ozil in some peoples’ minds and what type of player they picture him to be.

        He created more chances this tournament than anyone else on that squad. 3 on a platter today, two totally wasted by Kroos. Trusted by Low, some of the team’s highest stats, making attacking runs, there for link up play, right through to 119′ when they threw the BFG on for headers.

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      • Did he lose the ball once? Did he misplace a pass once? I’m not sure he did. You used to say the same for Denilson except he passed sideways after about 5 touches and never more than a 10 yard pass. Ozil is the perfect possession player with a fantastic eye for a pass too.

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        • I think he had an absolutely fantastic game until the late stages of regulation time, but in fairness I think errors crept in with tiredness during extra time – a couple of stray passes, unsuccessful dribbles, and a tendency to play the ball in dead ends. Anyway, I don’t think it’s reasonable to argue that he had anything but a great final.

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  5. “Lukas Podolski didn’t play in the final but was second to lift the trophy after Phillip Lahm”

    lmao, you’ve got to love Lukas.

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  6. 3 soon to be 4 (hopefully) Germans winning the World Cup can only be a good thing when they return to the mighty Arsenal. WELL DONE BOYS. WELL DESERVED

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  7. congratulations and well done on your well deserved victory in your world cup campagne. PER MESUT AND LUCASO AND OUR NEW BOY SAMI .enjoy your victory.live the moment ,have fun ,then con back home to the arsenal,and help us do the treble this year .

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  8. How must it feel for players like Bender and Reus? Mixed emotions for sure. Glad Germany won. I don’t think we’ve seen Germany at their best. More to come from them

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  9. “Per Mertesacker, congratulations on winning the World Cup. How come Germany only scored one goal today?”

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  10. The other night I dreamt we signed Thomas muller and then loaned him out to Celta Vigo.

    So pleased for for Per, that guy is a hero. Congratz ze Deutsch

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    • If you’re having Celta Vigo loan dreams, then you’re watching too much football.

      This is even true of people who live in Vigo.

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  11. Delighted that Mesut played well. A little gutted for Poldi wish he had played at some stage. Glad he gave big Per a run out. When you consider that Reus, Gundagun and Lars Bender were missing through injury then low might be right Germany really could dominate for years!

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    • I don’t know he deserved it either. Probably just Septic Bladder doing everything possible to avoid headlines turning back to him and the outstanding job he continues to do now it’s all over.

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  12. Lehman supported Özil, he even said “technically he is the best player in the German squad”

    Özil created 17 chances this tournament, more than any other German player.

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  13. Özil was fantastic today. By far his best game of all the WC-games and what a time to pull it out! Hopefully this will shut up some self-appointed “experts” for a while.

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  14. 3 world cup winners in the squad. Brilliant! When they announced that Sanchez was wearing the number 17 shirt it was a double bonus for me knowing that our Lukas podolski 9 is sticking around too! Coyg!

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  15. Congrats to the Arsenal trio. Now we have world beaters in our squad. Let’s win BPL! P.s HTF did Messi win Golden boot (player of tournament) ahead of James Rodriguez? He did fuck all.

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  16. Now fellas, go on a well deserved holiday and come back recharged and refreshed for our assault on the league title and champions league. More trophies to lift this year

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  17. i was on à look out for ozil célébration and didnt see much of him as comparéd to other players like poldi. i didnt see much in our fa cup triumph either and got à bit worried. i guess he is à guy who doesnt show too much émotion so we should give him à break and stop reading meaning into his body language and demeanour. Thats who he is and that is what makes him the great ozil.

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    • The best part of this is, once Alexis was confirmed by Arsenal, Phil Thompson then came out again saying “Sanchez has made a huge mistake joining Arsenal, now he will never get to experience the passion of the Kop or what it means to be playing for liverpool”

      Bahahahaha maybe he took a look at who will be providing him passes and thought hmmm. The welsh Jesus/Mesut Ozil/Tomas Rosicky/Arteta/Wilshire/Cazorla ORRRR will it be Gerrard/Henderson/Joe Allen & Lucas Leiva.

      Tough Choice Phil, i’m sure he’s going to be regretting that choice!!

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  18. Arsenal have now had quite a few World Cup winners, more than anyone else over the last decade or so?
    Thierry, viera, pires, Cesc, Cazorla, per, podolski, Özil any others?

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    • Arsenal have had 7, Eastham, Petit, Vieira, Fabregas & the 3 Germans.

      Henry, Pires. & Cazorla were not Arsenal players when they won World Cup

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      • To be fair, neither Podolski nor Metersecker were heavily involved.

        Ozil OTOH had a through outing and was effective for the team out at LW even if he wasn’t at his best.

        May give us options to play him at LW (as alternate to Podolski),with Sanchez (or Santi) through the middle, walcott and Chamberlain at RW.

        that would leave us with Giroud and Sanogo up top, unless we are able to load on one more for insurance in the forward holding role (it will have to be an economical buy, maybe a Michu?)

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    • Wenger has been moving toward Spanish and lately German players.

      He was fortunate that his early reign at Arsenal coincided with a great period for french talent and he had market monopoly on it somewhat because of the xenophobic views of the PL back then.

      He has been quick to swicth on to youth development trends and where the talent is coming from these days.

      Where as Newcastle and that numpty Pardew think France is an excellent place for talent, Wenger knows better that Germany is where its at.

      Zelalem and Gnabry (and to some extent Eisfeld) are indicative of this. very interesting to see who else is going to be brought into the Academy with the new staff and set up.

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  19. At first glance, I thought BFG was showing his middle finger;

    “We won!! So shut your holes!! Me and Mesut are best buddies!”

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  20. Good to see the German assistant coach correct some media perceptions about Ozil.

    Clearly not playing at his best but got better toward the end as he familiarized with his LW spot which may hint at possibilities for Arsenal next season.

    Stewart Robson did his dull headed best to have a dig at him and Metersecker’s lack of speed at every opportunity but the German clearly manufactures the most chances for his team even when not playing to the best of abilities.

    Great goal by Goetze who has otherwise been anonymous. Schurrle got better as games progressed.

    Overall, the two finalist were fitting and the best all round team won it.

    Germany deserves this for the effort they have put in over a decade to revitalize their brand of football starting with Klinssman and then Loew.

    Not sure why some would think Brazil would do it. This was one of the poorest teams put out by brasil.

    He likes of Ramires, Paulinho, Luis Gustavo, Fernandhino are similar players with little creativity going forward. Average packaged as world class to mainly the media.

    Fred and Jo were hardly stellar names on the world stage and Brazil paid for the lack of development of such players as Pato, leandro Damiao, Ganso and to some extent the non selection of Lucas Moura.

    Worse of all was the believe that David Luiz was quality.

    So anyone still think Wenger should have signed Luis Gustavo like they thought he should have signed, MVilla or Wanyama?


    Great world cup. Now back to the serious stuff.;)

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    • Brazilian here:

      Not surprising Brazil were favorites considering last year’s Confederation’s Cup. The problem was we had no plan B. Pato, Leandro Damiao and Ganso are duds, and this is from someone who also supports Ganso’s and Pato’s current brazilian club. I think this is their personal fault (Pato squandered his chance in Italy and Ganso suffered from injuries but has also very low work rate). We’re just in a terrible position striker-wise (oh, how aptly Diego Costa would have solved that problem! Alas it was not to be!). Lucas Moura was definitely someone who could shake things up (more than Shakhtar’s bench-warming starlet Bernard) and our best creator Hernanes was hardly used.

      In the end Felipao Scolari payed for not having a plan B to respond to the opposition, not solving the clear and jarring problem of getting the ball out of defense without hoofing it forward (it’s reported the team trained very little) and for putting all his eggs in the Neymar basket.

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      • Yeah, Brazil lack strikers. It would have been great to have had Costa back as a Brazilian in the Selecao.

        Damiao, Ganso and Pato were not well managed at National level and did not fully develop.

        Agree Hernanes is an excellent player that was not fully used.

        Never felt that Brazil have been so thin on top talent. Where there were once 3 or more top class talents in the team, the same cannot be said of the current situation.

        Roping in someone like Willian smacks of mediocrity.

        Something is clearly wrong with the way talent is not only developed but managed on the national level.

        Whilst Scolari cannot be entirely blamed for the talent currently at disposal, did not think he got his tactics right nor used the right players….which is of course plainly obvious…sadly. david Luiz is just an awful Cback.

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  21. Congratulations Germany.
    Happy for our boys out there. Özil had a great game, even chasing down a player (into his own half) to stop a counter attack after a German corner.

    Wonder if the stadium announcer, when reading out the starting 11 before a game, will say “World Cup winner, Mesut Özil!”. “World Cup winner, and Arsenal Captain, Per Mertesacker!”. “World Cup winner, Lukas Hashtag Podolski!”

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  22. To the guy who posted the Phil Thompson thing above…..”Thommo” (as they ridiculously call him on Sky Sports) also said Sanchez made a mistake by choosing Arsenal over Liverpool.
    It was on skysports website if you wanna look it up.

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  23. The last time Arsenal had three world cup winners in the team, was France 98, Viera, Petit and Henri.
    Hopefully, this WC spell the dead for tiki taka and back to the power high speed football we know from the first Arsene era.

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  24. Being a supporter of Arsenal and Germany, I couldn’t be happier (unless of course we sign Khedira). And to think Germany were without Reus, Gomez, Badstuber, Gundogen – what incredible depth. Excited about the upcoming years for Arsenal and Germany.

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    • Incredible.

      We also have Zelalem and Gnabry.

      Very exciting times for German football. Press have yet to switch on to the fact that we have been growing our Spanish and German contingent around our British core and that we really only have 4 french players currently. What a bunch of twits.

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  25. Funny thing is how the numpties on the ESPN site are now having a go at Arsenal and Wenger for buying Sanchez.

    Whilst I do agree it may not resolve our back up requirement for Giroud (leaving us dependent hopefully on Sanogo’s accelerated improvement next season), can’t see how they can colour this as anything but a positive move.

    Instead they decided to lay it on the possibility of us signing Debucchy neglecting the fact that their player of choice Aurier has little PL experience and will need time to adapt nor that we have to be mindful of the organic development of both jenkinson ANd Bellerin.

    They even prattled on about Wenger buying one of his French chums in Debucchy neglecting the fact that we have now more British players than french ( With Sagna gone, we have sans Diaby, 4)and a massively growing contingent of Germans (and Spaniards)which corresponds to the trend in world talent at the moment. What a bunch of plonkers. Thankfully, Andrew is there to correct some of these idiotic red herrings.

    ESPN, world leader in idiotic commentary.

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  26. Have you guys seen what Jack Wilshere has been getting up to. This guy is unprofessional. He is already down the v pecking order and needs to come back and start training if he wants to be involved in the first team. I seriously believe he might end up getting frozen out and leaving, and, if he doesn’t start producing the good this season, I would not be surprised if he is sent out on loan or even sold at the end of the season.

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  27. Colombian keeper David Ospina (25) rumoured for 3m quid.

    Sounds good enough for me.

    Debucchy probably 12m would mean thus far total outlay of 48m

    May still have to add a CBack (likely 12m mark). Don’t think we need to visit the DM issue at this stage.

    That would take it to 60m.

    if there is a striker for 10m, could be a good insurance for Giroud and Sanogo. Michu or the like would give us someone creative but with sufficient size to hold the ball up should Giroud get a knock. Reliance on Sanogo (or the very short Sanchez) at apex seems a folly.

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  28. Had to switch off BBC Lawerenson such a cunt abt Ozil to my surprise Andy Townsend bigged Ozil up all game “Ozil such a talent makes the game look so easy at times sign of a great player” more like the comment Morinho made abt him yhan from AT he would of loved him at chelski so journo’s keep the fuck off the world cup winner Ozil is ours

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    • Clearly Ozil was better when he switched centrally. he played heavily on the RW in this game after Schurle came on but had been deployed LW most of the tournament.

      The thing about the Arsenal line up is with the 4-1-4-1

      It is incredibly fluid with a number of players able to interchange positions like Germany did.

      Santi can play across midfield, Sanchez can play centrally likely as a 4-4-2 or can play RW. Ozil can play across midfield but is better through the middle. Rosicky can play LW or through the middle.

      If you look at how we line up against Germany, there are similarities

      Giroud is similar in what Klose gives Germany.

      Kroos is Germany’s Ramsey

      Schweinsteiger is Arteta, doing the dirty work.

      We have a fantastic support cast in midfield that fills in the rest in Walcott, Sanchez, Santi, Chamberlain (Gnabry to come). Podolski is in many ways the older version of Schurle.

      Sagna was our Philip Lahm so we don’t exactly have the same capability at present but Gibbs offers more speed than Howedes (who had a great game despite lack of pace…as Hummels) Boateng had an excellent game and does a similar job that Koscielny does.

      Riveting game today. Anyone who concentrates merely on scoreline would simply miss the best parts of the game. An excellent contest and in the end, it went to the best team. Fantastic energy from Germany both attacking and defending.

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      • “Kroos is Germany’s Ramsey”?

        It may have sounded fine in your head, but that’s the only place it’ll ever sound fine.

        ‘What the fuck?’ doesn’t even come close.

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  29. Man of the match for the Germans…the Ref. I have been completely unimpressed by the German team and this world cup in general, not many exciting games to watch. Oh…and the refereeing WTF!

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    • That was an excellent final played to high tempo.

      Unlike Brazil, the Argentinians did not disgrace themselves and put up a great effort. But Germany’s dynamic football was breathtaking.

      You have to be pretty blinkered to think this world cup was anything but exciting.

      Ref had a good game BTW.;)

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  30. I think the goal summed up Ozil’s ability to make things happen without seeming to do anything, at least to the untrained eye (the media in general). He was leading the line but spotted the potential run of Gotze, so he came deep and drew Demichelis forward, leaving a hole for Gotze to run into, unmarked, allowing him to finish. Ozil assisted without touching the ball! Such a selfless player. He will be an Arsenal legend!

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  31. And to all those numpties who are fond of repeating red herrings like things do not change ever, Arsenal get the trophy this season just as a European team wins in the Americas.

    Nothing stays static.

    How many seasons since Arsenal won the last trophy again?

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  32. Hulk what drugs have you been taking? How can you not be impressed with Germany trouncing Portugal and Brazil – I suspect some very sour grapes

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    • The dynamism of the German team and technical proficiency of their passing has been brilliant to watch.

      I hope Arsenal will emulate much of these attributes in coming season.

      Simply devastating.

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  33. Anyone heard from Fatgooner? Our arch-predictor sage of an Argentina win, Messi-lover, and Wenger nihilist?


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    • The Argies should have won. They had the three best chances in the game but fluffed them all. If I was Gonzalo Higuian I would still be throwing up, sick and disgusted that I missed that gifted-wrapped chance in the first half. And yet again Messi proved that he doesn’t deserved to be mentioned in the same breath as the great Diego Maradona. I’m sorry but I just don’t buy into this “Germany were great” bollocks. They were the best side in a tournament fairly average teams.

      And good luck to the German Arsenal players, but I’m sorry, I’ll never ever celebrate fucking Germany winning the World Cup (again!). As a true-blue Englishman I just can’t get excited by watching those people celebrating; in fact it gets my back up. The only thing worse would be watching Scotland win the World Cup – but, of course, that will never happen. Coupled with England’s predictably shit display, a German win has ruined this tournament for me.

      The good thing now is that it’s all over, so we can get back to the real football. By the way, I’m not in favour of us signing Khedira; we need a real defensive monster like Pogba to play alongside Ramsey.

      And where’s Debuchey?

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      • So fatgooner i havent heard your opinion on AW pulling off another world class signing in Alexis Sanchez, thoughts?

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        • I’ve said – days ago – that Sanchez was a great signing. But let’s not get too excited: he hasn’t even played yet.

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      • I think the phrase you’re looking for is:

        “Using all the wits at my disposal I gave a considered opinion and got it categorically wrong.”

        The other phrase you’re looking for is:

        “As usually I do.”

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  34. Well done lads! Although the best information is in the last nine words – new season which starts in just over a month.

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  35. I should preface my question with the fact that I love Podolski and wish he had played more but could someone please explain to me how a man who played as little as he did could be in the forefront of the celebration of the win. Did I miss something? I ask honestly.

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    • Look, I can see that people are giving me the thumbs down but Im not being disrespectful to Podolski. I am genuinely interested in knowing his effect on the team, from what was primarily behind the scenes, this World Cup and I thought this would be the best place to ask.

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