SWE fans feel ashamed

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  1. Caz

    Caz Hedonist

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    Aftonbladet has received hundreds of comments
    about team SWE's performance today in the match
    agains SVK.

    The comments are quite crushing and a huge majority
    of the fans are ashamed for their team. The pic I
    attached is a poll, with about 20000 replies just 30mins
    after the game ended.

    The question asked was:
    "Do you believe SWE lost on purpose?"

    This is how the Swedish fans replied.
    Whaddaya say?
     
  2. SChan*

    SChan* Guest

    Comon now. The schedule is idiotic. First the teams are playing a bunch of meaningless group games, and then the quarterfinal game is LESS than 24 hours later than the last group match.

    I blame the schedule.
     
  3. SChan*

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    Sweden just don't want to do the same mistake they have done in every past tournment where they have played their best hockey in group play and lost in a quarterfinal. I feel no shame.
     
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    SammyTheBull Registered User

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    No.

    Did Sweden lose to Russia on purpose?
     
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    Who cares. Those people will jump the bandwagon if Sweden wins gold (very real possibility).
     
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    Freudian Clearly deranged

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    I answered yes in that poll and I am not ashamed at all. You get no medals for the group stage.
     
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    I also believe that Sweden throwed the game and I am very proud of them doing so, I didn't think they had it in them to do the tactic choice before the "right" one.

    :clap:
     
  8. SChan*

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    exactly. In the world cup czech rep lost all of their group play matches to knock out sweden 6-1 in the quarterfinal. It's not like we want to repeat the same mistake.
     
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    I've always supported Sweden in international competition and a lot of my favourite players are Swedish (Sundin, Forsberg, Naslund, Steen, Lundqvist etc) but this is a disgrace.
     
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    I think they didn't have the motivation. Heck, I wouldn't have it either, when the defeat brings me a weaker rival for the quarterfinals...
     
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    So the swedes took the dive, to get Switzerland against in QF? Some might say it's all a good tactic, but I don't think I'm alone saying, that's a *****ing disgrace. :shakehead

    Shame on Sweden. :madfire:

    So does the Olympic Comite hand out any dress cloth for Swedes? Maybe they do get something from these games, something they deserve.
     
  12. Leo Naphta

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    Technically, I don't think we lost on purpose. But we clearly didn't give 100%. And anyone who thinks that Sweden should have given 100% in this game is just plain stupid. The game was meaningless and the important thing was to save energy. I'm not ashamed at all. I'm just worried.
     
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    Wow poor game, big suprise! It has been poor games the whole series and this is what happen when the series don't mean a thing just a transport into the finals.
     
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    did sweden lose intentionally? - yes

    i hope the iihf and the ioc can fix the problems in both the mens and womens competition for 2010

    very bush league
     
  15. SChan*

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    first let's stop play meaningless group play matches and then let the teams have atleast one day of rest for the quarterfinal.
     
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    I think the biggest problem is scheduling. To have the quarterfinal the day after the last group match is just asking for it. I think pretty much every team saved some energy today. Sweden, Slovakia and Russia were the most noticable.
     
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    I am so proud over Sweden for doing this, our country is full of morale-preachers, I never thought they would dare, the finals is all that matters, not the groupgames!
     
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    get over it dude you are all over the board crying... finland take epo, we play a bad game. suck it up!
     
  19. SChan*

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    was it neccisery to post this twice? lol.
     
  20. Hockey_Nut99

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    Swden sucks. There. They have no confidence in their ability to play a good team, so they played bad to face a lesser opponent. Pretty sad.

    Some karma would be nice. Imagine if Sweden lost next game..
     
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    Wow a poor game, like we have not seen this before! This is what happens when the series just don't mean a thing but a transport into the finals.
     
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    I'm looking for the "Pride" column in the standings, but don't see it...

    From an objective point of view, taking the easiest available road to winning the tournament is the wisest move. The public backlash is an emotional, subjective response from groups not afforded the opportunity to decide their own fate.

    However, Gustafsson is taking a gamble in hoping that the outcry doesn't psychologically affect his team. After all, these guys are human beings, not machines, so negative talk has to have some impact on their play. It's just hard to say how much.

    He probably would have been wiser to use this tactic without publicly announcing it.
     
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    Actually he has three threads going now with the same topic. :biglaugh:
     
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    I suspect his multiple duplicate threads have more to do with complications with the site as opposed to a deliberate attempt to cause trouble.

    Perhaps a request to simply delete the duplicate threads, without telling Mom that your brother keeps poking you in the back seat, is in order. :)
     
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