Very funny how we are suppossed to be classless, bitter, cheats, etc, but the thread with the most "happy to see your face gone" posts is ours! First of all, as i've said in the game thread, congratulations to the Germans, which beat us fair and square. They proved to know how to take advantage of playing with the lead better than anyone else (against England and us). Too many tactical mistakes, which I thought would be addressed for this game, since it was against a much more challenging opposition than the previous games, were ignored. Can't put the blame for this on anyone other than our country as a whole. Diego, instead of employing a system, really put the more publicly well-liked players (minus Heinze) ahead of anyone else, and went down gunning with a team that tactically had no chance of winning. Most of the guys I've discussed the game with, thought he put the right players and they just didn't play well and could handle the early goal. As always, it's not everything black or white and there may be some truth to it, but I thought Mascherano as a single holding midfielder against the whole batch of Germans was crazy. Final score will say we were outclassed, and its the truth. Still I thought we had a chance to equalize (probably undeserved cause the first half should have been 2 or 3 - 0) in the start of the second half during our only brief spell of ball domination. Also, I much rather loose trying to make up the goal deficit than the mediocre substitutions other coaches made (like Dunga against Holland, which I though were his biggest mistakes in his 4 very successfull years as coach). Can't really be too depressed about this, since our young players like Pastore and Di María are world class, and Messi, Tevez and Higuaín are still young. We just need a coach that knows how to NOT play them all together at the same time and put the best suited for each game and balance the rest of the team.