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Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on December 01, 2017, 10:01:25 PM
With the draw being made I thought it would be okay to start a thread for this?  Image attached below of the draw.

To say its a little lacklustre is an understatement.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Polledreng on December 01, 2017, 10:05:56 PM
Nice draw for Denmark. Group F looking like the group of death
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on December 01, 2017, 10:07:07 PM
Nice draw for Denmark. Group F looking like the group of death

 :wag: please dont
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on December 01, 2017, 10:10:10 PM
IF England get through, second round is someone from Group H which is a positive....

Germany or Brazil in the QFs though!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MrWhite on December 02, 2017, 03:35:28 AM
On the plus side, canít meet Iceland until at least the semis!

Whatís wrong with naming a group of death? Admittedly itís quite mild, but most groups are quite tough except A. Uruguay must be made up with theirs..
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on December 02, 2017, 04:36:39 AM
If England can't get out of that group, they truly are hopeless.

In fact, all the groups look pretty straight forward for the big countries. Maybe group F is the trickiest.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MrWhite on December 02, 2017, 04:58:19 AM
If England can't get out of that group, they truly are hopeless.

In fact, all the groups look pretty straight forward for the big countries. Maybe group F is the trickiest.
Quite a setup. One team with a manager who doesnít think about defending, another team that just canít defend in tournaments.

As an English Evertonian seems fairly safe bet that weíll be knocked out by Martinez and Lukaku.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on December 02, 2017, 05:06:19 AM
To think the World Cup literally used to be the thing I was most excited about in life.

The state of it now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on December 02, 2017, 05:07:11 AM
So it's KŲnigsberg, Nizhny Novgorod and Stalingrad for England.

The Germans already failed once on that route.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: ally2 on December 02, 2017, 06:26:55 AM
Only group H stands out for me as a proper old school world cup group to look forward to - Poland, Japan, Senegal, Columbia.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MrWhite on December 02, 2017, 06:41:35 AM
So it's KŲnigsberg, Nizhny Novgorod and Stalingrad for England.

The Germans already failed once on that route.
Maybe, but we wonít be sending half the squad while the other half plays in Western Europe so it might be ok
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on December 02, 2017, 03:10:38 PM
Nice draw for Denmark. Group F looking like the group of death
No worry on the roof as BjŲrn Borg once said.
Its in the group of death we excel ourselves...

Its in shitty groups, like 2006, we dont do well... 😝

Cant handle expectations in Sweden
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on December 02, 2017, 05:38:05 PM
Really looking forward to this. Thought it was an interesting draw. Always wanted to visit Russia, and very interested to see how the tournament goes.

Portugal were my tip but they've defo got a tough draw.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Mayor Farnum on December 03, 2017, 09:44:52 PM
Anyone know what UK times the games will kick off?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on December 03, 2017, 10:16:24 PM
Anyone know what UK times the games will kick off?

Variously scattered between 11am and 8pm I think.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on December 03, 2017, 10:19:30 PM
So it's KŲnigsberg, Nizhny Novgorod and Stalingrad for England.

The Germans already failed once on that route.


I love a good enclave.

There's a crazy Belgian/Dutch one, and also a Spanish one surrounded by France.


Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on December 04, 2017, 03:33:47 AM
More violence than any other world cup ...guaranteed ...who's going ?.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on December 04, 2017, 04:01:34 AM
More violence than any other world cup ...guaranteed ...who's going ?.

Nah, there will be absolutely nothing of the sort. There will be complete peace, enforced with an iron fist.

Everything will be squeaky clean, civilised and friendly, just like the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MrWhite on December 04, 2017, 06:26:45 AM
Nah, there will be absolutely nothing of the sort. There will be complete peace, enforced with an iron fist.

Everything will be squeaky clean, civilised and friendly, just like the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Is that before or after the banana throwing starts?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on February 17, 2018, 03:09:31 AM
https://twitter.com/TheSportsman/status/964595366002864128
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on February 17, 2018, 06:19:09 AM
How many of our squad will be going??

Pickford, Siggy, Niasse, Gueye, maybe Vlasic?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on February 17, 2018, 02:14:37 PM
How many of our squad will be going??

Pickford, Siggy, Niasse, Gueye, maybe Vlasic?
Keane ,Walcott,
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on February 18, 2018, 07:19:09 PM
https://twitter.com/TheSportsman/status/964595366002864128

French team pisses over that imo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on March 08, 2018, 02:59:05 AM
https://twitter.com/OfficialPanini/status/970696921873637376?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on March 08, 2018, 04:46:54 PM
Keane ,Walcott,
DCL bizarrely in with a shout now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on March 11, 2018, 12:30:18 AM
Still reckon Southgate is going to choose Hart as his number one.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 11, 2018, 12:42:29 AM
Still reckon Southgate is going to choose Hart as his number one.
Course he is
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on March 11, 2018, 01:43:21 AM
Who does Hart play for these days?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on March 11, 2018, 01:45:20 AM
Who does Hart play for these days?

West Ham - was recalled for today's game and that did not work out well for his chances of going to Russia.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on March 11, 2018, 01:48:43 AM
Who does Hart play for these days?

West Ham, the only thing he saved today was a fan from getting a hiding off Mark Noble. :)

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on March 11, 2018, 01:59:19 AM
haha that was almost Nyarkoesque.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on March 11, 2018, 02:02:05 AM
West Ham, the only thing he saved today was a fan from getting a hiding off Mark Noble. :)



Watching those stewards chase the idiot was like the ending to a Benny Hill show.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on March 11, 2018, 02:03:37 AM
Watching those stewards chase the idiot was like the ending to a Benny Hill show.


Apparently the stewarding was terrible and there wasn't a policeman to be seen either.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on March 11, 2018, 02:06:59 AM
Apparently the stewarding was terrible and there wasn't a policeman to be seen either.

Was listening to 606 and the West Ham fans that phoned in said there are no police inside the ground for any of their games - think they said there is a dispute about the financing of it. The only police they see is at the tube station.

They also said that this idiot got back into the stands, as the stewards gave up but he was dealt with by the fans.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on March 11, 2018, 02:19:58 AM
Was listening to 606 and the West Ham fans that phoned in said there are no police inside the ground for any of their games - think they said there is a dispute about the financing of it. The only police they see is at the tube station.

They also said that this idiot got back into the stands, as the stewards gave up but he was dealt with by the fans.

Yeah, I think that's right about the police. Something to do with who had to pay for it, you'd think they could afford it, they're paying next to fuck all else for the ground.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on March 11, 2018, 02:24:37 AM
Yeah, I think that's right about the police. Something to do with who had to pay for it, you'd think they could afford it, they're paying next to fuck all else for the ground.

Think they will now either have to make the decision themselves and/or the FA will insist that they sort it out as a way to avoid more severe punishment.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bacon sarnie on March 11, 2018, 02:42:00 AM
Apparently the stewarding was terrible and there wasn't a policeman to be seen either.

Heard the stewards were warned to stand down. Moyes must have thought he'd seen it all with the grim reaper!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bacon sarnie on March 14, 2018, 07:44:59 PM
On the news here that England is boycotting the world cup due to the Russian incident.

True or wha'?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on March 14, 2018, 08:26:14 PM
On the news here that England is boycotting the world cup due to the Russian incident.

True or wha'?

Nah, just the Royal family not going
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bacon sarnie on March 14, 2018, 10:49:36 PM
Nah, just the Royal family not going

Aha, would have been a good excuse though  ;D
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on March 14, 2018, 10:58:04 PM
Quote
He tried again. "Going to watch the match this afternoon then?"

Ford glanced round at him.

"No, no point," he said, and looked back out the window.

"What's that, foregone conclusion then, you reckon sir?" said the barman. "Arsenal without a chance?"

"No no," said Ford, "it's just that the world's about to end."

"Oh yes, sir, so you said," said the barman, looking over his glasses this time at Arthur. "Lucky escape for Arsenal if it did."
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: 74Blue on March 15, 2018, 12:20:30 AM
Was listening to 606 and the West Ham fans that phoned in said there are no police inside the ground for any of their games - think they said there is a dispute about the financing of it. The only police they see is at the tube station.

They also said that this idiot got back into the stands, as the stewards gave up but he was dealt with by the fans.
I'm pretty sure the issue with policing at the Olympic Stadium is down to a requirement to install some electonic gadgetry to facilitate the use of Police radio inside the ground, as their radios don't work properly in there. West Ham's owners have flatly refused to pay for it, saying that it's either down to the police to get their own radios working in there or down to the landlords to stump up the cash to have the required cabling installed.
IIRC, the row is all over something like £100k for the work to be done, which is pocket change for a premier league club, especially one that has had a brand new stadium almost gifted to them for pennies.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on March 15, 2018, 12:29:16 AM
So if you plan to commit a crime, you know where to do it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on March 16, 2018, 01:11:56 AM
I'm pretty sure the issue with policing at the Olympic Stadium is down to a requirement to install some electonic gadgetry to facilitate the use of Police radio inside the ground, as their radios don't work properly in there. West Ham's owners have flatly refused to pay for it, saying that it's either down to the police to get their own radios working in there or down to the landlords to stump up the cash to have the required cabling installed.
IIRC, the row is all over something like £100k for the work to be done, which is pocket change for a premier league club, especially one that has had a brand new stadium almost gifted to them for pennies.

Shows you where they are as a club. Pretty ridiculous.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on March 16, 2018, 01:13:20 AM
Good to see Welbeck gets a deserved call up:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43344416
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on March 16, 2018, 02:17:29 AM
Good to see Welbeck gets a deserved call up:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43344416

That squad is shite, but theres no one not picked who you automatically think would improve it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on March 16, 2018, 02:27:37 AM
How is Hart still getting called up lolol lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on March 16, 2018, 06:22:45 AM
How is Hart still getting called up lolol lolol

Never mind called up, he'll probably still start games even though he's become West Ham's cup goalie. He needs put out to graze, he's just an accident waiting to happen.

Typically strange England squad, they try and justify leaving players like Gary Cahill out because he's not playing every week yet pick keepers like Hart who's not playing every week.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on March 16, 2018, 06:24:45 AM
Never mind called up, he'll probably still start games even though he's become West Ham's cup goalie. He needs put out to graze, he's just an accident waiting to happen.

He made an absolute howler against Burnley. He's good for 1 a game these days, at least.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on March 16, 2018, 06:48:44 AM
That squad is ridiculous, how in god's name do Henderson and Lallanna get called up when neither are really contributing to the Shite at present yet Theo has had a great run of form for us and doesn't get a look in. If Hart starts either or both games over Pickford or Butland then Southgate has lost the plot
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on March 17, 2018, 02:35:40 AM
VAR will be used.... can't wait for the refs to use it every 5mins to make sure they got a corner/goal kick right
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on March 17, 2018, 03:28:56 AM
VAR will be used.... can't wait for the refs to use it every 5mins to make sure they got a corner/goal kick right
Var used that's Ally's world cup fucked ... banned first game for diving guaranteed as he's dodged it all year when we all wanted it ....now it's England it's nailed on he's bang to rights easily .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on March 22, 2018, 08:36:39 PM
Panini can shove their stickers up their greedy arses at 80p per pack
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on March 22, 2018, 11:35:09 PM
Panini can shove their stickers up their greedy arses at 80p per pack

10p a pack in my day, used to spend my pocket money on them and buy 10 packs
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on March 23, 2018, 03:10:25 AM
Panini can shove their stickers up their greedy arses at 80p per pack

Think I'll give it a miss this year. What do you reckon..?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on March 23, 2018, 03:29:29 AM
Think I'll give it a miss this year. What do you reckon..?

Even if you miraculously only bought exactly enough packs to get enough stickers to complete the album you're still looking at over £106.  For something aimed primarily at kids thats a disgrace, and i'm having no part of it.

I'm going to put the money towards something sensible and worthwhile, like Infinity War Lego sets...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on March 23, 2018, 08:18:40 PM
Rekon this entire world cup will be marred by racism violence and police brutality ......bit like the 70's 80's .. ..only way worse.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on March 23, 2018, 08:39:18 PM
Add to that the fact that you would have to be mad to travel there to support England given the current climate, Boris saying itís like Hitlers Olympics will cause English casualties at the hands of Putins thugs.
Seriously donít see the point in risking it for the sake of a team of bottlers who wonít even reach the Knock out stage, Foreign Office should offer to reimburse anyone who has booked but no longer wishes to travel in light of how Boris Johnsonís comments have inflamed the situation.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2018, 08:42:09 PM
It'll be fine.

As always, the media are scaremongering.

It's a footy tournament not world war 3.

They'll be the usual scraps between the ultras but other than that it'll be fine.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on March 23, 2018, 09:13:48 PM
It'll be fine.

As always, the media are scaremongering.

It's a footy tournament not world war 3.

They'll be the usual scraps between the ultras but other than that it'll be fine.
Good luck to anyone going there without a Kevlar stabvest....truly hope I'm wrong but it's nailed on to be dangerous .imho....nothing to do with media or the recent Russia may or may not have poisoned people shite .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2018, 09:20:17 PM
Good luck to anyone going there without a Kevlar stabvest....truly hope I'm wrong but it's nailed on to be dangerous .imho....nothing to do with media or the recent Russia may or may not have poisoned people shite .

Good luck to anyone going on a night out in Liverpool without a stab vest.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on March 23, 2018, 10:05:23 PM
Good luck to anyone going on a night out in Liverpool without a stab vest.
Hahaha it's a kiddies play area in comparison. ....we will revisit this disagreement after the tournament and see .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on March 29, 2018, 12:09:35 AM
Even if you miraculously only bought exactly enough packs to get enough stickers to complete the album you're still looking at over £106.  For something aimed primarily at kids thats a disgrace, and i'm having no part of it.

I'm going to put the money towards something sensible and worthwhile, like Infinity War Lego sets...

Some boffin has worked out the full cost of completing the album.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43566749
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on March 29, 2018, 12:24:18 AM
Some boffin has worked out the full cost of completing the album.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43566749

I worked it out for the Brasil 2014 one, and the probability of filling it without swaps was ridiculous.  You effectively couldnt guarantee ever doing it.  Thats why it works for kids at school where everyone is doing it, but unless i'm massively out of touch on how much pocket money kids get then they simply won't be able to afford it.

Panini have blamed the increase on licensing costs from individual associations, which given i didnt think the last one had official branding and logos for all teams surprised me as to why they felt it neccesary to pay this time.

Just another example of football disappearing up its own arse.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on March 29, 2018, 06:17:59 AM
I worked it out for the Brasil 2014 one, and the probability of filling it without swaps was ridiculous.  You effectively couldnt guarantee ever doing it.  Thats why it works for kids at school where everyone is doing it, but unless i'm massively out of touch on how much pocket money kids get then they simply won't be able to afford it.

Panini have blamed the increase on licensing costs from individual associations, which given i didnt think the last one had official branding and logos for all teams surprised me as to why they felt it neccesary to pay this time.

Just another example of football disappearing up its own arse.

The Brazil one did if I remember right, apart from England as another company were doing an England one, was only for the Euros in 2016 that Panini got an official license for the FA
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on March 29, 2018, 05:29:35 PM
Most of the new World Cup kits are on IOffer now, just bought France home, Argentina and Belguim away for my youngest lad, all for £37
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 29, 2018, 06:39:09 PM
Most of the new World Cup kits are on IOffer now, just bought France home, Argentina and Belguim away for my youngest lad, all for £37

Blag or legit?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 29, 2018, 06:58:03 PM
Blag or legit?
Nowt legit on ioffer
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on March 29, 2018, 07:16:02 PM
Blag or legit?

Blag but quality, I've bought loads off there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 29, 2018, 07:32:50 PM
Blag but quality, I've bought loads off there

Got a link?

Fancy getting a new WC top for playing footy in but I'm not forking out 50 odd nicker.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on March 29, 2018, 07:37:57 PM
Got a link?

Fancy getting a new WC top for playing footy in but I'm not forking out 50 odd nicker.

http://www.ioffer.com/search/items/WORLD+CUP+KITS
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KevtheRat on March 29, 2018, 08:33:39 PM
http://www.ioffer.com/search/items/WORLD+CUP+KITS

Whats the delivery time from that site mate? I have used another one called DH Gate before but it took about a month to arrive.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on March 29, 2018, 08:59:58 PM
Whats the delivery time from that site mate? I have used another one called DH Gate before but it took about a month to arrive.

I've used that site as well, it's pretty much the same, between 3 and 4 weeks, the seller normally gives you a tracking number once its been shipped.

Reckon I've bought at least a dozen kits and training trackies from there and I've never had any problems, they've all been spot on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on March 30, 2018, 11:28:16 AM
No British referees picked for the world cup pretty much sums up the standard we're subjected too each week.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on March 30, 2018, 05:09:18 PM
There's a Russian guy in our hostel (formerly homeless), who was in the Soviet Army in Afghanistan and he's a serious fella, but he's endlessly fascinating. I'm constantly asking about his life and experiences.

His opinion is that the World Cup will be absolutely fine, as long as people going to Russia are respectful and clued up. His basic advice is, never, ever fuck with any police or 'officials', under any circumstances. And then in terms of the normal Russian populace, he stresses that people are very proud and very keen to entertain guests. So the hospitality will be excellent, but that visitors need to be respectful of their hosts. Anyone that comes into the country with the typical 'I'm gonna get fucked up and fuck shit up' attitude will be in for a rude awakening.

I'd fucking love to go to Russia personally, but won't be able to afford it this summer. Definitely on the to-do list eventually.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on March 30, 2018, 05:36:29 PM
No British referees picked for the world cup pretty much sums up the standard we're subjected too each week.

This was already decided in 2016..... usual media trying to make sensationalist headlines out of nothing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on March 30, 2018, 06:49:33 PM
This was already decided in 2016..... usual media trying to make sensationalist headlines out of nothing

Just goes to show how long the poor standard has been going then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on March 30, 2018, 07:00:51 PM
There's a Russian guy in our hostel (formerly homeless), who was in the Soviet Army in Afghanistan and he's a serious fella, but he's endlessly fascinating. I'm constantly asking about his life and experiences.

His opinion is that the World Cup will be absolutely fine, as long as people going to Russia are respectful and clued up. His basic advice is, never, ever fuck with any police or 'officials', under any circumstances. And then in terms of the normal Russian populace, he stresses that people are very proud and very keen to entertain guests. So the hospitality will be excellent, but that visitors need to be respectful of their hosts. Anyone that comes into the country with the typical 'I'm gonna get fucked up and fuck shit up' attitude will be in for a rude awakening.

I'd fucking love to go to Russia personally, but won't be able to afford it this summer. Definitely on the to-do list eventually.

Oh, absolutely. I know all nations love to be proud of their own but Russian hospitality is genuinely a thing.

And yeah, don't fuck with the police. Though they'll probably get extra training to soften them up a bit, but old habits die hard.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ridge on March 30, 2018, 08:17:09 PM
It's the youngsters who have been doing MMA training that I'd be worried about.

Would expect most countries won't have many issues, but no way would I be going as an England fan.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Big Nev on March 30, 2018, 10:07:05 PM
I agree with Bluedylan's mate. I've been to Russia a few times for swimming.
They love visitors, provided you behave yourself.
They're always ready to help if you're in the street trying to read a map for instance. You'd have no end of people trying to help.

When dealing with authority, e.g at passport control at the airport, just have a smile on your face and don't get pissed off if something seems to take ages.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bacon sarnie on March 30, 2018, 11:04:28 PM
I agree with Bluedylan's mate. I've been to Russia a few times for swimming.
They love visitors, provided you behave yourself.
They're always ready to help if you're in the street trying to read a map for instance. You'd have no end of people trying to help.

When dealing with authority, e.g at passport control at the airport, just have a smile on your face and don't get pissed off if something seems to take ages.

Same in the Caribbean. Soon come etc. I work with Russians and most of the time they keep to themselves and have a great sense of humour if they like you. Wouldn't be seen dead at the world cup with union jack clobber etc etc.

Note: Russian women are hot except for her in the Mike Myers movie.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ridge on March 31, 2018, 01:12:11 AM
They love some bureaucracy and I've always liked every Russian I've ever met.

A bit like Americans, those who travel tend to be the more decent ones.

But I fully expect England fans to get an absolute pasting, hope no families or decent people travel.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: dangermouse on April 01, 2018, 03:38:41 PM
Not entirely off topic but.....Does anyone know where I can get a hardcover  Russia 2018 Panini sticker album?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on April 16, 2018, 11:27:53 PM
They're crazy enough to do this in the World Cup, you know.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on April 17, 2018, 03:54:24 AM
They're crazy enough to do this in the World Cup, you know.


That's horrible.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on April 17, 2018, 03:55:52 AM
yeah awful :(
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on April 17, 2018, 04:46:34 AM
It's just a guy in a suit....





 :whistle:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on April 17, 2018, 02:32:56 PM
It was Chelsea
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on May 10, 2018, 03:09:05 AM
Don't think I've ever been as unexcited by a World Cup as this one. Really weird.

Suppose we should savour it as after this one and the next they'll be increasing it from 32 to 48 teams, and then the tournament is truly fucked.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on May 16, 2018, 09:52:56 PM
Don't think I've ever been as unexcited by a World Cup as this one. Really weird.

Well, there is Qatar up next. So..........
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on May 16, 2018, 09:54:36 PM
Can't wait for the World Cup personally. Always wanted to go to Russia, so really curious about that side of things. Hopefully we can have the 1pm games on at work.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on May 18, 2018, 01:26:26 AM
Clattenburg's obviously been trying to show him the ropes.

World Cup 2018: Referee Fahad Al Mirdasi 'banned over match-fixing attempt in Saudi Arabia' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44136512
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on May 18, 2018, 04:58:43 PM
Are we having a World Cup sweep?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on May 18, 2018, 06:53:24 PM
Don't think I've ever been as unexcited by a World Cup as this one. Really weird.

Suppose we should savour it as after this one and the next they'll be increasing it from 32 to 48 teams, and then the tournament is truly fucked.
Look on the bright side, if we are still around, it'll be a bigger sweep with bigger prizes.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on May 18, 2018, 07:10:49 PM
First fixture is Russia V Saudi Arabia, what a game that will be
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 18, 2018, 07:16:24 PM
First fixture is Russia V Saudi Arabia, what a game that will be

Will be a thriller! Can't wait to see Fahd Al-Muwalad in action.....






*may have had to google Saudi Arabia squad
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 18, 2018, 07:56:43 PM
Salah top scorer 45/1.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 18, 2018, 08:20:23 PM
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Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 19, 2018, 02:19:25 AM
I see that Manuel Fernandes has made the Portuguese squad.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 19, 2018, 06:52:32 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/nrUTT8/1526661860991.jpg)

Looks pretty accurate to me... Surprised England are so high up

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 19, 2018, 06:56:56 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/nrUTT8/1526661860991.jpg)

Looks pretty accurate to me... Surprised England are so high up

What bullshit is this based on? Something meaningless like results in qualifiers?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 19, 2018, 06:58:49 PM
 :Sick:Fifa simulations... ( i guess its the latest fifa game being simulated 10,000 times)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on May 19, 2018, 07:10:29 PM
Stay classy FIFA...

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44170578

"A little trickery" was employed for the 1998 World Cup draw to ensure France and Brazil did not meet until the final, disgraced former Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed.

"If we finished first in the group and Brazil finished first, we could not meet before the final."

He laughed as he went on: "We did not spend six years organising the World Cup to not do some little shenanigans. Do you think other World Cup hosts did not?"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 19, 2018, 07:13:33 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/nrUTT8/1526661860991.jpg)

Looks pretty accurate to me... Surprised England are so high up
France look pretty strong to me, stronger than England that's for sure. Do they have a tough draw?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 19, 2018, 07:46:06 PM
Stay classy FIFA...

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44170578

"A little trickery" was employed for the 1998 World Cup draw to ensure France and Brazil did not meet until the final, disgraced former Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed.

"If we finished first in the group and Brazil finished first, we could not meet before the final."

He laughed as he went on: "We did not spend six years organising the World Cup to not do some little shenanigans. Do you think other World Cup hosts did not?"

i read that on teletext this morning.. i've thought similar at previous world cups, where the holders and they favorites are drawn on different sides of the draw.. should do the balls in the bowls routine live, during the world cup.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 19, 2018, 07:48:09 PM
France look pretty strong to me, stronger than England that's for sure. Do they have a tough draw?

I pretty much agree, I feel Belgium have a better chance than England also.. but its based on FIFA simulations,, where the premier league is the best league in the world... shame it dont translate to players in the real world.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on May 20, 2018, 08:08:19 AM
France look pretty strong to me, stronger than England that's for sure. Do they have a tough draw?
France play Australia first then games against Denmark and Peru to finish off their group C games
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 20, 2018, 04:24:52 PM
France play Australia first then games against Denmark and Peru to finish off their group C games
No, what I mean is if they qualify do they face someone like Brazil, Germany etc before the final
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on May 20, 2018, 04:30:43 PM
No, what I mean is if they qualify do they face someone like Brazil, Germany etc before the final

They are in Group C and if they win the group (which they should do) they will face the runners up in group D, which has Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia in that group. If they finish second they will face the winners of that group, which you would assume is Argentina.

Spain or Portugal might meet them in quarter finals, if they progress.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 20, 2018, 04:33:42 PM
They are in Group C and if they win the group (which they should do) they will face the runners up in group D, which has Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia in that group. If they finish second they will face the winners of that group, which you would assume is Argentina.

Spain or Portugal might meet them in quarter finals, if they progress.
Cheers pal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on May 20, 2018, 04:55:09 PM
Fancy Colombia as dark horses ,   
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on May 20, 2018, 05:02:31 PM
Fancy Colombia as dark horses ,
Me to, they have a shit load of young energy with bags of pace.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Big Nev on May 20, 2018, 06:24:24 PM
I usually watch the WC, but I'm going to USA on the Sunday after it starts and not back until Round of 16, as they call it.
I very much doubt that games will be shown in the middle of Arizona, especially with an 11 hour time difference.
Might be a blessing in disguise.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 20, 2018, 09:38:19 PM
Cant wait myself, just happy there is footy on during the summer!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on May 21, 2018, 01:03:59 AM
I usually watch the WC, but I'm going to USA on the Sunday after it starts and not back until Round of 16, as they call it.
I very much doubt that games will be shown in the middle of Arizona, especially with an 11 hour time difference.
Might be a blessing in disguise.
I saw tons of games the last two world cups over here. Itíll be shown even if the us isnít in it this time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 21, 2018, 02:06:06 AM
Well reckon Saudi Arabia have slipped a brown envelope to be in the first game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 21, 2018, 05:22:58 PM
Well reckon Saudi Arabia have slipped a brown envelope to be in the first game.

it's either that or threaten Russia with Wahhabists.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 21, 2018, 05:24:26 PM
I saw tons of games the last two world cups over here. Itíll be shown even if the us isnít in it this time.

I was over there during the 2002 world cup... all the games where on back then.. i only watched the England Argentina match tho.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 21, 2018, 07:21:29 PM
Kev's missed out on the Belgium squad

Some bizarre choices from Roberto, Benteke and Chadli surely won't make the final 23
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on May 21, 2018, 07:22:50 PM
Some big players left out of the Spanish squad, Mata, Morata, Fabregas, Alonso, Roberto
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 21, 2018, 07:25:03 PM
I'm getting the buzz.

Can't bloody wait
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 21, 2018, 07:44:29 PM
Nainggolan left out. Baffling
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 21, 2018, 07:50:54 PM
Nainggolan left out. Baffling
And retired
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on May 21, 2018, 09:37:03 PM
Nainggolan left out. Baffling

Think it's personal, haven't him and Martinez have fallen out. The fans are raging apparently, might be the first nail in his coffin a bit like when he called out Baines, it never works well to turn on a popular, senior member of a squad.

Could go either way, they could win it or fail to get out the group, they've had a few poor showings at major tournaments and that was before they had that clown in charge.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on May 21, 2018, 09:48:46 PM
Think it's personal, haven't him and Martinez have fallen out. The fans are raging apparently, might be the first nail in his coffin a bit like when he called out Baines, it never works well to turn on a popular, senior member of a squad.

Could go either way, they could win it or fail to get out the group, they've had a few poor showings at major tournaments and that was before they had that clown in charge.

Signed a new contract last week as well didn't he, it's all very familiar, does well at first, gets a new improved contract, things turn shit....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 22, 2018, 12:28:58 AM
What i've thought of all the World cups.


1990
>Pavarotti. (i actually cried when Argentina lost v  W Germany.. i was only 12 tho)
>1994
Cocaine
>1998
Good
>2002
literally rigged
>2006
Good
>2010
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (those silly south African noise things)
>2014
GOAT
>2018
WW3 possibly starts
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 22, 2018, 12:51:32 AM
No icardi for Argentina
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on May 22, 2018, 12:52:28 AM
What i've thought of all the World cups.


1990
>Pavarotti. (i actually cried when Argentina lost v  W Germany.. i was only 12 tho)
>1994
Cocaine
>1998
Good
>2002
literally rigged
>2006
Good
>2010
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (those silly south African noise things)
>2014
GOAT
>2018
WW3 possibly starts
86 is my first memory
Brilliant tournament bar the Maradona incident which even with a hand ball Shilton should have won and cleaned him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 22, 2018, 01:21:09 AM
Italia '90 was brilliant. So many memories of that one.

Pavarotti, Schilachi
Roger Milla
Cameroon beating Argentina in the opening game
Higuita the crazy Colombian goalkeeper who used to dribble out of his box, and Carlos Valderama.
Insanely talented Yugoslavian side.
Some absolute legends playing for Holland and Germany.

94 and 98 were decent too. Favoutite memories of those were the Romanian and Bulgarian sides.
The Nigerian 94 side with Yekini, Amokachi, Okacha and a few others were great to watch.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 22, 2018, 01:44:42 AM
86 is my first memory
Brilliant tournament bar the Maradona incident which even with a hand ball Shilton should have won and cleaned him

I cant recall 86..not even sure if I watched any of it..i've watched the highlights of the games..wish i got to see Maradona in his prime, he did ok in 90, all that stands out for me is the dribble he did to set Cannigia up for the goal against Brazil, other than that, nothing.

2014 was the best, well the group stages where pretty fantastic.  the Germany 7-1 was also pretty amazing.. Argentina should have won that one tho, they squandered too many chances.
Italia '90 was brilliant. So many memories of that one.

Pavarotti, Schilachi
Roger Milla
Cameroon beating Argentina in the opening game
Higuita the crazy Colombian goalkeeper who used to dribble out of his box, and Carlos Valderama.
Insanely talented Yugoslavian side.
Some absolute legends playing for Holland and Germany.

94 and 98 were decent too. Favoutite memories of those were the Romanian and Bulgarian sides.
The Nigerian 94 side with Yekini, Amokachi, Okacha and a few others were great to watch.


that Yugoslavia team had some amazing players, myfave team of all time,  the year after,, i got to saw the best club team play.. that was the Red Star Belgrade team that played against Marseille,shame that match went to penalties.. but they still won :D but it was basically the Yugoslavia team.. shame nato decided to kill the country.

I've always enjoyed watching Nigeria play too, lol at  Cameroon beating Argentina with 9 men.. that was a classic dirty match, i love upsets and underdogs.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 22, 2018, 01:52:00 AM

that Yugoslavia team had some amazing players, myfave team of all time,  the year after,, i got to saw the best club team play.. that was the Red Star Belgrade team that played against Marseille,shame that match went to penalties.. but they still won :D but it was basically the Yugoslavia team.. shame nato decided to kill the country.


The attacking talent in that side was ridiculous.

Stojkovic
Prosinecki
Pancev
Saveicevic
Boksic
Suker
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 22, 2018, 01:58:12 AM
The attacking talent in that side was ridiculous.

Stojkovic
Prosinecki
Pancev
Saveicevic
Boksic
Suker

they also had Mihajlovic  who hit amazing freekicks,
Savic, and the combative Jugovic
Prosinecki was amazing, Pancev was a great striker... that was a proper team, they all played for each other.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 22, 2018, 02:08:34 AM
they also had Mihajlovic  who hit amazing freekicks,
Savic, and the combative Jugovic
Prosinecki was amazing, Pancev was a great striker... that was a proper team, they all played for each other.

I was talking about the Yugoslavian team, but yeah the Red Star side had most of them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on May 22, 2018, 02:32:09 AM
Valderama... on of my favourite all time nothing players. Loved him but he did nothing but stroll about the midfield and make 5 yard passes.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on May 22, 2018, 04:15:16 AM
Italia 90 was the one I loved USA 94 as well
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on May 22, 2018, 06:26:13 AM
78 in Argentina was a classic for me watching Luke and Kempas for the hosts, Cruyf for the Dutch and the ever lively Archie Gemmill with one of the best goals Iíve ever seen against Holland, and Of course the Argentinian melody was the best of all theme tunes ever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 22, 2018, 06:38:55 AM
I was talking about the Yugoslavian team, but yeah the Red Star side had most of them.

was almost the same team!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on May 22, 2018, 09:17:24 AM
Nainggolan left out. Baffling

Great player, but his unprofessionalism off the field has cost him dearly, and that's what Martinez takes issue with.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on May 22, 2018, 05:23:25 PM
Kane confirmed as England captain
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 22, 2018, 06:27:08 PM
Anyone off to the Brazil vs Croatia friendly at Anfield on the 3rd of June?

I'm going, sitting in the kop.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 23, 2018, 01:25:37 AM
Anyone off to the Brazil vs Croatia friendly at Anfield on the 3rd of June?

I'm going, sitting in the kop.
I remember going to Anfield to watch England vs Finland. They booed Beckham but cheered Hypiia, i thought never again.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 23, 2018, 01:33:53 AM
I remember going to Anfield to watch England vs Finland. They booed Beckham but cheered Hypiia, i thought never again.

They're bringing out the champions league trophy at half time aren't they.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 23, 2018, 02:07:36 AM
lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 23, 2018, 03:49:01 AM
Anyone off to the Brazil vs Croatia friendly at Anfield on the 3rd of June?

I'm going, shitting in the kop.

Fixed
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 23, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
Seen the alternative England squad  lolol they just need to be playing football still.... screw youth and optimism, experience is where it's at:

GK: Hart, Foster, Forster

DEF: A.Cole, Baines, Clynne, Johnson, Jagielka, Terry, Lescott, Shawcross

MID: Wilshere, Shelvey, Milner, Barry, J.Cole, Carrick, Downing, Lennon

ATT: Rooney, Crouch, Defoe, Walcott
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on May 23, 2018, 07:11:38 PM
Seen the alternative England squad  lolol they just need to be playing football still.... screw youth and optimism, experience is where it's at:

GK: Hart, Foster, Forster

DEF: A.Cole, Baines, Clynne, Johnson, Jagielka, Terry, Lescott, Shawcross

MID: Wilshere, Shelvey, Milner, Barry, J.Cole, Carrick, Downing, Lennon

ATT: Rooney, Crouch, Defoe, Walcott

Probably still give the current squad a game as well.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on May 23, 2018, 09:16:04 PM
Probably still give the current squad a game as well.

Hart
Clyne Jagielka Terry Baines
Wilshere Shelley Milner
Lennon Defoe Walcott

Be sound that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 23, 2018, 09:52:39 PM
Walcott was the last England player to score a Hattrick in a competitive fixture.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on May 23, 2018, 09:55:04 PM
The current England team would annihilate that team. I don't really get the relentless negativity tbh. Southgate's done a good job, stuck with his ideas and principles and has picked a good squad.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 23, 2018, 10:21:32 PM
Theo Walcott has never played a single minute at a world cup.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 23, 2018, 10:24:09 PM
The current England team would annihilate that team. I don't really get the relentless negativity tbh. Southgate's done a good job, stuck with his ideas and principles and has picked a good squad.

Try and do with him what Germany have done with Lowe
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 25, 2018, 02:17:15 AM
Theo Walcott has never played a single minute at a world cup.

your correct,,, by competative tie i meant, something other than a friendly.. he scored a hattrick in a world cup qualifying match.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on May 25, 2018, 02:55:01 AM
your correct,,, by competative tie i meant, something other than a friendly.. he scored a hattrick in a world cup qualifying match.


It wasn't aimed at you, or anyone in fact.

Just a little surprising stat.

Crazy to think he went as a 17 year old, although didn't actually play.

Not picked for 2010 and injured for 2014.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cassius on May 25, 2018, 02:33:44 PM
Theo has the highest win ratio of any England player ever. It's something like 70% - and he got almost 50 caps.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 25, 2018, 08:48:57 PM
Oh my god ive got World Cup fever already.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on May 25, 2018, 09:00:10 PM
Oh my god ive got World Cup fever already.

I've been watching the clips on bbc sport, they're doing a world cup countdown and showing a classic clip from past world cups everyday, some belter's in there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 25, 2018, 09:03:30 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/myBYO8/f9af4e7a_f346_4297_9ca8_06d22937de91.jpg)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 25, 2018, 09:11:20 PM
I've been watching the clips on bbc sport, they're doing a world cup countdown and showing a classic clip from past world cups everyday, some belter's in there.

I've just watched the Grosso goal in the semi for 06 and it's set me off.

Getting the all day sessions sorted with the lads now.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on May 25, 2018, 09:31:42 PM
I lashed a tenner on Spain to win it a few weeks ago @ 8/1.

France look really strong though, so do Brazil
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 25, 2018, 11:53:41 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/myBYO8/f9af4e7a_f346_4297_9ca8_06d22937de91.jpg)

pretty sure you got England and the  USA the wrong way round bud..

:|
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on May 26, 2018, 12:41:25 AM
I've just watched the Grosso goal in the semi for 06 and it's set me off.

Getting the all day sessions sorted with the lads now.



What a game for atmosphere and tension.

Sensational ending too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on May 27, 2018, 03:06:50 AM
I did my first draft of predictions comp at work this week and came out with Germany winning, beating France in the final.

I think they've gone full circle from looking at the squad and thinking it's not all that but they're the Germans so they'll win, to having an amazing squad which you think is the best around anyway, back to them being not so strong but still the Germans.  If that makes sense.

Doing the Panini album with the boy too.  He has a weird obsession with Japan and we got another Japanese player today so he's made up with it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on May 27, 2018, 02:08:21 PM
You know what guys, I can't fucking wait for the World Cup now.  My faith in football has been restored.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on May 27, 2018, 03:10:40 PM
It's OK that I have a panini sticker album right?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 29, 2018, 01:19:00 AM
They're bringing out the champions league trophy at half time aren't they.

Nope
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on May 29, 2018, 01:22:32 AM
Nope

Well, unless its like on Bullseye...'Here's what you could have won...'
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on May 29, 2018, 04:04:41 AM
Nope

This quote brought me so much joy.

Is right bobby sac
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on May 29, 2018, 06:05:25 AM
It's OK that I have a panini sticker album right?

Too right it is, have one myself, just haven't bought any additional packs yet
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on May 29, 2018, 04:07:17 PM
Genuinely can't wait for this now. Entered a competition at work where you have to pick all the 1st and 2nd places in the groups, the quarter finalists, semi finalists, finalists, golden boot and top England goalscorer, so had to properly go through all the groups and have a think about it.

Had Brazil getting revenge over Germany in the final, with Neymar top scorer, and England reaching the quarters. My little outside shout for a dark horse is Senegal. Got a few ballers in there with Koulibaly, Gana, Mane and Balde Keita.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 30, 2018, 12:07:52 AM
Colombia have it easy til the quarters....  :whistle:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Zoolander on May 30, 2018, 12:15:34 AM
My outside bets are Uruguay and Croatia - both got pretty good draws. 
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 02, 2018, 12:59:16 PM
The new Nigeria kit sold out in 15 mins after 3 million pre-orders and queues down the road at Nike stores?

That sounds like a lot of shirts to sell to me? How many do the likes of England and Brazil shift?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 02, 2018, 03:01:52 PM
The new Nigeria kit sold out in 15 mins after 3 million pre-orders and queues down the road at Nike stores?

That sounds like a lot of shirts to sell to me? How many do the likes of England and Brazil shift?

Sexy shirts though!

(https://nssdata.s3.amazonaws.com/images/galleries/16593/ezgif-com-webp-to-jpg-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 02, 2018, 05:34:57 PM
fucking gorgeous isnt it!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 02, 2018, 05:36:40 PM
BBC will be showing their games in 4k HDR via the iplayer to 10000 people.  They've also got the games via VR too?

I've not got the facility to utilise either, but sounds cool.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on June 02, 2018, 05:53:56 PM
Brazil are staying at the Hilton in town.

Just seen Marcelo look out of the window.

Exciting stuff
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 02, 2018, 06:15:58 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/29908/11392136/belgium-coach-roberto-martinez-denies-selecting-squad-after-mattress-story

Bobby bullshit doing what he does best
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 02, 2018, 11:38:03 PM
England playing quite well....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 02, 2018, 11:55:54 PM
England playing quite well....

Playing really well.  Need to be taking these chances though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 02, 2018, 11:56:14 PM
Playing really well.  Need to be taking these chances though.

Like that one.  2-0.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 03, 2018, 02:29:11 AM
Brazil are staying at the Hilton in town.

Just seen Marcelo look out of the window.

Exciting stuff

Im going the game.

Sitting in the kop.

Taking a thank you Marcelo banner.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 03, 2018, 03:15:17 AM
Im going the game.

Sitting in the kop.

Taking a thank you Marcelo banner.

Don't forget your full Real kit with Ramos on the back. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 03, 2018, 03:54:49 AM
Don't forget your full Real kit with Ramos on the back. :)

Will be full of full kit wankers with their iPads
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 03, 2018, 03:00:59 PM
Anyone found any decent world cup preview podcasts yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 04, 2018, 05:43:25 AM
Gareth Southgate is brilliant.

Tactically he may get found out, but on a man management level he seems to have it spot on.

Just listened to him speak about how everyone is addicted to their phones these days and how managers need to counter that when it comes to getting information across to players and getting them to bond with eachother.

Always speaks very well about things when it comes to managing players.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 04, 2018, 08:18:02 AM
It's funny, ten years ago England had world class players, world class managers managing them, and everything was so elusive.

Now Gareth Southgate and a bunch of players that are well short of what went before in terms of quality seem more together and more of a team than ever before.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 04, 2018, 09:11:31 AM
appears we're in for a interesting time.


http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/23659183/world-cup-2018-russia-new-school-hooligan-culture
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 04, 2018, 10:05:54 AM
Wouldnít want to be English and going there to be honest
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: DanDan on June 04, 2018, 05:00:30 PM
I see Martinez doesn't like selecting too many defenders


Final squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool).

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompnay (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on June 04, 2018, 05:11:39 PM
yeah dodgy looking defence if Kofitmpany and Alderweireld are not really fit,    and how the fuck chadli gets in    .

on another squad Sane out of Germany's 23     Bizare
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 04, 2018, 05:51:10 PM
Some names on this list, the majority would get into the England squad, except Wilshire, his name should be nowhere the list.

https://twitter.com/Sporf/status/1003586046871920644
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 04, 2018, 06:00:31 PM
Didn't see Barkley on that list, did he  make it after all he did move so he could play for England
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 04, 2018, 06:29:13 PM
I see Martinez doesn't like selecting too many defenders


Final squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool).

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompnay (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).


Does that match the 23 mattresses that were posted on Twitter last week?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 04, 2018, 06:37:09 PM
I see Martinez doesn't like selecting too many defenders


Final squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool).

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompnay (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).


Or forwards for that matter.

Must be playing a 1-9-1 formation.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 04, 2018, 07:08:31 PM
Does that match the 23 mattresses that were posted on Twitter last week?

no
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 04, 2018, 09:28:03 PM
no

 lolol

Almost, after being busted and denying it all they've had to ship out two alternate mattresses
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 05, 2018, 12:38:29 AM
I see Martinez doesn't like selecting too many defenders


Final squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool).

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompnay (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).
Thats a hell of a squad that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 05, 2018, 03:34:09 AM
I see Martinez doesn't like selecting too many defenders


Final squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool).

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompnay (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).

Iím confused, who plays at left back for them?

Looking at that list the only option I can see is Vertonghen, surely they have a better option than an out of position CB?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on June 05, 2018, 04:20:12 AM
Iím confused, who plays at left back for them?

Looking at that list the only option I can see is Vertonghen, surely they have a better option than an out of position CB?

Think they played 3 CBs with Carrasco at LWB in their last game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 05, 2018, 12:35:40 PM
Think they played 3 CBs with Carrasco at LWB in their last game.

Classic Martinez, as good as their squad is, playing a winger at left back is going to leave them exposed at the top level.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 05, 2018, 03:09:56 PM
Didn't realise Timmy made the cut, more ex-Everton than current Everton players at the World Cup then
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 05, 2018, 06:37:01 PM
Have we only got Gana, Pickford and Sigurdsson?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 05, 2018, 06:56:09 PM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/0/world-cup-2018-fixtures-full-schedule-dates-matches/

Just trying to plot what games I'm going to miss.

Loads of 3pm and 1pm games which is a shame, but a few half days for them.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on June 05, 2018, 06:58:42 PM
Have we only got Gana, Pickford and Sigurdsson?

Yes

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 05, 2018, 06:59:09 PM
Weíre in luck here, most games on at 8pm and 10pm, we usually get the shitty end of the stick but not this time
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 05, 2018, 07:23:44 PM
Portugal V Spain on the first Friday night, excellent
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 05, 2018, 07:24:40 PM
When's Scotland's first ga........................... ...............oh.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 05, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
When's Scotland's first ga........................... ...............oh.

I know how you feel, sucks for us in the states too. Can you imagine how they're feeling in Italy right now though?


That being said, GO England, Mexico, and Costa Rica!

In fact these are teams I'd like to see advance by group (not necessarily predictions though).

A Uruguay, Egypt
B NONE
C Peru, Denmark
D Iceland, Argentina
E Costa Rica, Brazil
F Mexico, Sweden
G England, Belgium
H Colombia, Senegal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 05, 2018, 10:11:56 PM
Classic Martinez, as good as their squad is, playing a winger at left back is going to leave them exposed at the top level.

Just like England, Man Utd and Man City then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 06, 2018, 11:50:13 AM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/0/world-cup-2018-fixtures-full-schedule-dates-matches/

Just trying to plot what games I'm going to miss.

Loads of 3pm and 1pm games which is a shame, but a few half days for them.



I'm doing some translation work for the World Cup (it's what I've always wanted to do, so buzzing to be involved) - but it means I have to watch as many matches as possible! 😃
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 06, 2018, 12:45:23 PM
I'm doing some translation work for the World Cup (it's what I've always wanted to do, so buzzing to be involved) - but it means I have to watch as many matches as possible! 😃

Translating to Scouse?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 06, 2018, 02:56:18 PM
The game between Argentina and Israel was cancelled when Lionel Messi refused to go there and said he is a human before a footballer. All the financial losses due to cancellation of game will be accomodated by the Argentine forward Messi. (Radio La Albiceleste)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 06, 2018, 03:27:14 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44273351

I broke my arm that summer and my mum and dad got me the England kit, I was Gary Lineker, loved that World Cup
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 06, 2018, 03:27:18 PM
The game between Argentina and Israel was cancelled when Lionel Messi refused to go there and said he is a human before a footballer. All the financial losses due to cancellation of game will be accomodated by the Argentine forward Messi. (Radio La Albiceleste)

Be nice to see a few players/teams take a similar stance to the World Cup being held in Russia, but it's a huge sacrifice for them to make.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 06, 2018, 03:28:17 PM
Translating to Scouse?

Haha I could add in some Scouse subtitles!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 06, 2018, 03:43:14 PM
Be nice to see a few players/teams take a similar stance to the World Cup being held in Russia, but it's a huge sacrifice for them to make.

Nice of Jack Wilshere to make that stance.... oh wait.....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 06, 2018, 05:33:37 PM
Come on then, who's winning it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 06, 2018, 05:38:05 PM
Come on then, who's winning it?

I won it with Wales on Fifa the other night. Beat England 3-2 in the final AET.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 06, 2018, 06:30:34 PM
I won it with Wales on Fifa the other night. Beat England 3-2 in the final AET.

Bit grim the way the online version starts in the round of 16.

Took me 10 minutes to get to the final because of biffs dis-connecting any time I scored
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 06, 2018, 07:19:56 PM
Bit grim the way the online version starts in the round of 16.

Took me 10 minutes to get to the final because of biffs dis-connecting any time I scored

This happened loads to my lad when he was on it on Sunday, kept disconnecting, he was fuming
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 06, 2018, 07:40:47 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44273351

I broke my arm that summer and my mum and dad got me the England kit, I was Gary Lineker, loved that World Cup

I broke my same arm during the 86 and 90 world cups.

Was much more careful when 94 came around.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 07, 2018, 12:30:04 AM
Just like England, Man Utd and Man City then.

You canít compare Belgium to Man City, theyíre system is vastly different to anything anybody else plays.

Young at United is a better comparison, but he will have been working on that a lot in training, I doubt Carrasco has.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 07, 2018, 04:29:26 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44383950

Seems ridiculous Germany and Belgium are so unfancied.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 07, 2018, 07:30:54 PM
Starting to get excited now lads. Reading lads of previews and just bought a wallchart for my son's bedroom, the countdown properly starts.

I fancy Germany to be honest, they're not the best squad but at the end of the day they're still the Germans.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 08, 2018, 02:12:16 AM
England are far more watchable away from Wembley
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 08, 2018, 02:29:06 AM
England are far more watchable away from Wembley

This.

Enjoying this game more than I thought i would
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 08, 2018, 02:32:33 AM
England are far more watchable away from Wembley
Should be a regular occurence

There is an atmosphere of a game of football for a start
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 08, 2018, 03:00:01 AM
Seem like a good bunch of lads this England lot.

Fully behind them.


Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 08, 2018, 03:05:23 AM
Seem like a good bunch of lads this England lot.

Fully behind them.


Feels a lot like youre watching the u21s, and that to me is a good thing.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 08, 2018, 03:52:08 AM
The big surprise tonight for me was Henderson. Heís always had a good engine on him but he showed some really good forward passing tonight, which is unusual for him.

Based on the last two games, Iíd have him starting over Dier.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on June 08, 2018, 05:38:28 AM
Feels a lot like youre watching the u21s, and that to me is a good thing.

Speaking of which, the current crop of U21s go for a hat trick of Toulon wins on Saturday against a Mexico side they drew 0-0 with in the group phase
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 08, 2018, 05:42:51 AM
That was the most I've enjoyed/been engaged in an England match for a long time, despite Clive Tyldesley giving us the Alexander-Arnold biography every 5 minutes.

Thought Rashford was excellent tonight.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 08, 2018, 06:38:01 PM
Lanzini crocked

West Ham won't be winning the World Cup this year....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 09, 2018, 08:57:44 PM
Ronaldo 12/1 top scorer.

Iran and Morocco in that group (and Spain) so he should notch a few there.
First knockout stage Russia/Egypt/Urguay/Saudi Arabia. Could see him getting a couple there.

Reckon he'll have five in the bank before the QF stage.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 09, 2018, 10:16:20 PM
Just realised Iím going to be in Portugal for the Portugal v Spain game. I need to find a local boozer, that should be a spicy atmosphere
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 09, 2018, 11:04:00 PM
Just realised Iím going to be in Portugal for the Portugal v Spain game. I need to find a local boozer, that should be a spicy atmosphere

Iím there for the second round games and quarter finals so hoping they have a tasty game round that time.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2018, 11:03:38 PM
I was in France for the 2006 world cup. That was my second favorite world cup after 1990. So much atmosphere. Good times. Until Zidane stuffed the final up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KevtheRat on June 11, 2018, 04:40:06 AM
Iím over in Belfast for a wedding for the England v Panama game. Going to have to sneak off somewhere to watch it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 11, 2018, 04:49:59 AM
So when does this all start then?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 11, 2018, 05:11:37 AM
So when does this all start then?

Thursday.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 11, 2018, 10:45:01 PM
Early matches I'm looking forward too are Portugal/Spain, Argentina/Iceland, Costa Rica/Serbia, Germany/Mexico, England/anybody.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 11, 2018, 10:48:58 PM
One of my neighbour's has got loads of England flags hanging from his windows and bunting all over his gutters, lowered the tone of the whole street it has.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 11, 2018, 11:04:08 PM
One of my neighbour's has got loads of England flags hanging from his windows and bunting all over his gutters, lowered the tone of the whole street it has.


Has he got any pannini stickers cos its costing me a fortune 80p a pack
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 11, 2018, 11:20:20 PM
Work have given me Friday off, and I was already booked off on holiday next Tuesday to go to London so I've booked Monday off too.  Not the best of games to take in, but it beats being at my desk!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 11, 2018, 11:46:31 PM
Bit surprised to not see many of those little flags on peoples cars or is that not the done thing anymore? Always thought they looked a bit naff but to each their own.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 12, 2018, 12:42:09 AM
Just proofread and subtitled an interview for Manny Fernandes.

So tempting to drop in a rogue line like 'snubbing Everton was the worst move of my career'!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on June 12, 2018, 02:06:00 PM
Big fat Sam Quote" Draw against Tunisia would not be a bad result"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 12, 2018, 03:25:28 PM
Big fat Sam Quote" Draw against Tunisia would not be a bad result"

 :Sick: if Sam was still in charge.....

v Tunisia - nobody wants to lose the first game, play defensively for the 0-0 and maybe nick a goal

v Panama - statistically the best chance of three points, play safe for 75mins, attack a bit if still 0-0 by then

v Belgium - they're far superior to us so no need to try, play the fringe players with 8 at the back, rest the first choice for the next round if we scrape through
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 12, 2018, 05:15:03 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44431262

Surely "Don't have an idiot for a manager" should come into the equation.

p.s

Did anyone  hear fat sam trying to say "Christiano Ronaldo" on Talkshite this morning?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 13, 2018, 02:48:41 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44459554

Becoming a bit more like rugby? Pretty much a review of every score for infringements unless it's obvious there were none
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 13, 2018, 03:32:42 PM
Absolute scenes in the Spain camp.

Press conference called with rumours theyíre about to sack the manager for taking the Madrid job.

I bloody love football me.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 13, 2018, 03:40:32 PM
Absolute scenes in the Spain camp.

Press conference called with rumours theyíre about to sack the manager for taking the Madrid job.

I bloody love football me.

Yep, apparently he told the Spanish FA that he had accepted the Madrid job 15 minutes before they officially announced it

Del Bosque rumored to be on his was to take over until they find a replacement. Madness
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KevtheRat on June 13, 2018, 05:09:05 PM
Sacked. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 13, 2018, 05:09:08 PM
That's fucking mental.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 13, 2018, 05:15:31 PM
Madness
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 13, 2018, 05:16:31 PM
Unreal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 13, 2018, 05:17:52 PM
Brilliant.

Sacked the day before the World Cup.

Haha
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 13, 2018, 05:24:33 PM
Show's how much attention I've been paying, up until yesterday I thought Del Bosque was still in charge. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 13, 2018, 05:28:42 PM
They've already found a replacement with an impeccable winning record at managing a top national team.

(https://images.performgroup.com/di/library/GOAL/48/69/sam-allardyce-crystal-palace_1xk8ruxz1jsr71vt12c25w16va.jpg?t=472568292&quality=90&w=1280)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 13, 2018, 05:29:14 PM
https://twitter.com/StanCollymore/status/1006843580864958470
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 13, 2018, 05:31:24 PM
https://twitter.com/cesc4official/status/1006842558868344832
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Glory on June 13, 2018, 06:02:58 PM
I see Mexico, USA and Canada will host 2026. Does that mean all host nations automatically qualify?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 13, 2018, 06:03:30 PM
What the fuck did we ever do to Lineker, he never has a good word to say about us or any of our players
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluenose 91 on June 13, 2018, 06:33:52 PM
Of course I had Spain to win it.

Nob heads.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 13, 2018, 07:22:18 PM
Fernando Hierro is taking over during the world cup
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 13, 2018, 07:34:14 PM
Hierro, looks like a less wrinkly version of Rich Hall.

Suppose if they do well he will get the job full time, if he wants it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Outworlder47 on June 14, 2018, 01:06:27 AM
I see Mexico, USA and Canada will host 2026. Does that mean all host nations automatically qualify?

Supposed to be the first tournament under the 48-team format. I would expect Mexico to qualify through traditional means, and you'd expect USA to do the same with expanded qualification. So I'd think I'd give it to Canada, personally.

Would figure based on current allotments (plus or minus one on each):
UEFA - 19
CAF - 9
CONMEBOL - 7
AFC - 7
CONCACAF - 5
OFC - 1
Hosts - 1
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 14, 2018, 02:29:10 PM
Can't wait to hear Robbie Williams later
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 14, 2018, 06:52:14 PM
https://twitter.com/andrewkeh/status/1007015574138957831
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 14, 2018, 07:12:52 PM
Fucking 4 pm ko
Sake
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 14, 2018, 07:36:12 PM
Got a Sky box hooked back up to one of the CCTV screens in our office just.  Its behind me though :/
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 14, 2018, 08:36:54 PM
Not long now, stinker of a game to start with though
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 14, 2018, 09:20:12 PM
Not long now, stinker of a game to start with though

I'm looking forward to seeing that well known Russian full back Mario Fernandes.....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 09:22:37 PM
How far has Russia fallen to be ranked 70th in the world? That really surprised me.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 14, 2018, 09:24:51 PM
How far has Russia fallen to be ranked 70th in the world? That really surprised me.

All went down hill after the dream team of Arshavin and Super Pav
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 09:34:25 PM
All went down hill after the dream team of Arshavin and Super Pav

I didn't think Bily was quite so bad...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 14, 2018, 09:36:04 PM
Could they not have got someone a bit more current than Robbie Williams belting out his handful of hits from ten, fifteen years ago?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 14, 2018, 09:42:27 PM
Could they not have got someone a bit more current than Robbie Williams belting out his handful of hits from ten, fifteen years ago?

Putin's guilty pleasure.... well after a bit international annexation
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 09:43:59 PM
Could they not have got someone a bit more current than Robbie Williams belting out his handful of hits from ten, fifteen years ago?

 :shock:

I thought he died some years ago from an OD.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 14, 2018, 09:44:08 PM
Could they not have got someone a bit more current than Robbie Williams belting out his handful of hits from ten, fifteen years ago?
Nearly 20 for angels
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 09:48:34 PM
Am surprised anyone has even heard of him outside the UK.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: themilkycoffees on June 14, 2018, 09:51:57 PM
A really strange choice for the opening ceremony that like.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 14, 2018, 09:53:27 PM
https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/1007269760025886721
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 09:54:20 PM
Who did they get to translate Putin's speech? He sounds nervous.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 14, 2018, 09:56:35 PM
When I heard Robbie Williams being interviewed before I thought thereíd been a late injury and Garth Southgate had called him up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 14, 2018, 10:00:33 PM
Wish theyíd go back to the holders opening the tournament.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 14, 2018, 10:06:15 PM
Russia kit is wank
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 14, 2018, 10:06:51 PM
Could they not have got someone a bit more current than Robbie Williams belting out his handful of hits from ten, fifteen years ago?


10 to 15 years behind is considered modern in that part of the world :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:10:53 PM
Iím all set. Work has been relegated to the small screen.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:11:30 PM
8 minutes it took before they mentioned stalin during play

How long before they realise Saudi have a player called Osama and make a comment?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 14, 2018, 10:13:44 PM
Goal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 14, 2018, 10:13:58 PM
Have they mentioned the redshite yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:14:25 PM
And Russia's on the board!

lol I've not heard American commentators for ages.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 10:15:48 PM
Iím all set. Work has been relegated to the small screen.

You're working on a whiplash video?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:16:27 PM
13 minutes before commenting about an oil deal between the two nations

Tyldesley is a prick isn't he
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:16:45 PM
This Saudi keeper is terrible
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:17:03 PM
You're working on a whiplash video?

Actually I worked on that last month, but I'm using it as a template for a new video as I need the same settings.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on June 14, 2018, 10:17:49 PM
looked like a foul on the defender for the goal,   nearly scored again , would love to have seen VAR in action  Vs Russia   
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:18:45 PM
looked like a foul on the defender for the goal,   nearly scored again , would love to have seen VAR in action  Vs Russia
Nah definite slip that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:20:35 PM
He made a pretty decent save just then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:22:38 PM
He made a pretty decent save just then.
He flapped and got lucky for me. Made it look very difficult
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 14, 2018, 10:24:45 PM
Dzagoev be out after that. Russia best player too
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:25:25 PM
Dzagoev be out after that. Russia best player too
Be gutted wouldn't you
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 10:26:20 PM
Listening to the FOX stream...eeesh the US commentators are awful. Sounds like they're watching it from a monitor somewhere rather than being there too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 14, 2018, 10:27:08 PM
Be gutted wouldn't you
On home soil as well. Oh yeah, there would be tears
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:28:00 PM
Listening to the FOX stream...eeesh the US commentators are awful. Sounds like they're watching it from a monitor somewhere rather than being there too.
Be like choosing which fella you wanted to watch goose your wife if you were an American watching this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:28:46 PM
Listening to the FOX stream...eeesh the US commentators are awful. Sounds like they're watching it from a monitor somewhere rather than being there too.
It's pretty bad isn't it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 10:34:13 PM
It's pretty bad isn't it?

Awful. I could VPN into the ITV stream but the stream quality would be worse and I couldn't super easily have it on the TV. I'll probably have to do that for the England game at least, can't take this "gone past the end line" or whatever it was nonsense.

In fairness there have been some decent US commentators I've heard in the past who know what they're talking about but these two seem like they've been pulled from a baseball game or something.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:36:39 PM
Awful. I could VPN into the ITV stream but the stream quality would be worse and I couldn't super easily have it on the TV. I'll probably have to do that for the England game at least, can't take this "gone past the end line" or whatever it was nonsense.

In fairness there have been some decent US commentators I've heard in the past who know what they're talking about but these two seem like they've been pulled from a baseball game or something.

Have been spoilt with NBC for premier league games, with English commentators so this is weird even for me. I'm just watching via my Comcast account on the Fox channel. Only have the volume on so I can hear the crowd get excited when something happens and I can look up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:39:16 PM
The game is pretty poor to be honest. Crap commentary would be a bonus as itv are just awful
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 10:42:57 PM
You'd think they'd pick a better match to start a tournament with. Two of the worst teams in the competition isn't a great advert for the game.

Holders should always kick the tournament off.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 10:45:15 PM
Nice to see the Saudi keeper stay out of the way of that shot there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 14, 2018, 10:45:41 PM
Great goal that.

Lovely touch
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 14, 2018, 10:46:39 PM
Saudi are shite.  But that little dink taking the two defenders out for that goal was glorious.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 14, 2018, 10:47:45 PM
Asia have too many spots in the WC
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 14, 2018, 11:04:40 PM
fucking hell, smashing the shit out of that 'penalty' arent they on ITV. get over it you cunts.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 14, 2018, 11:08:32 PM
That panel on ITV and Glen Hoddle would send the dead to sleep.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 11:23:00 PM
Take it the first 16 minutes of the second half weren't worth watching then
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 14, 2018, 11:28:38 PM
They're one of the best teams in Asia? Hate to see the others! Badly shite
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 14, 2018, 11:28:51 PM
Take it the first 16 minutes of the second half weren't worth watching then
Saudi should have scored
Then their keeper made a decent save after his fuck up created a chance

That's it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 14, 2018, 11:33:42 PM
Not seen hardly any of the second half, but that goal had Martinez levels of defending going on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 11:34:16 PM
It's usually good for a tournament for the home team to get off to a decent start. Given the other teams in the group, Russia should probably look to pile on a bit here as goal difference might come into it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 14, 2018, 11:34:29 PM
"Was that his first touch Clive?"

"Yes it was his first touch Glenn"

Fuck off moronic cunts. Apart from the 3-4 touches he had literally 10 seconds before when he won the throw??
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 14, 2018, 11:38:47 PM
Saudi Arabia are complete cack. I'll be surprised if they get a single point. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 11:39:46 PM
Saudi Arabia are complete cack. I'll be surprised if they get a single point. :)
They'll batter Egypt and give Uruguay a much better game. Don't be surprised if they qualify second in the group
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 11:45:27 PM
They'll batter Egypt and give Uruguay a much better game. Don't be surprised if they qualify second in the group

(http://memecrunch.com/meme/5FH/not-sure-if-serious-fry/image.jpg)

Would be amazed.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 11:47:14 PM
(http://memecrunch.com/meme/5FH/not-sure-if-serious-fry/image.jpg)

Would be amazed.
They're a decent team. Much better than this showing. Opening day nerves?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 14, 2018, 11:51:51 PM
They'll batter Egypt and give Uruguay a much better game. Don't be surprised if they qualify second in the group



There's nothing about them though. No drive, no assertiveness and virtually no quality in the final third. I would have thought they were the worst team in the group. Having said that though, I know little about Egypt with the exception of Salah, and Uruguay only sometimes turn up for the World Cup, but do turn up with a decent team on occasions. 4-0 :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 11:52:00 PM
wow.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 14, 2018, 11:52:13 PM
Quality that like
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 14, 2018, 11:52:16 PM
That was a beautiful goal too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 11:52:39 PM
Lovely goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 11:53:17 PM
Is this to go down as one of the most boring 4-0 games ever?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on June 14, 2018, 11:54:56 PM
who got Saudi in the sweep?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 14, 2018, 11:55:52 PM
lol where was the keeper. He dived about a tournament too late.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 14, 2018, 11:55:54 PM
Yeah, I'm going to say Saudi Arabia are out of this on opening day.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 14, 2018, 11:56:16 PM
Some nice goals there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 14, 2018, 11:56:33 PM
Enjoyed that.

Any other host country and the pundits go mad for a 5-0 opening victory.

Saudi Arabia shouldnít be there really.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 14, 2018, 11:56:52 PM
Is this to go down as one of the most boring 4-0 games ever?
One wouldn't think that a 5-0 game could be boring....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 14, 2018, 11:57:11 PM
Missed the 5th goal.  Damn people phoning!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 14, 2018, 11:58:10 PM
Easy £20 for @Cassius (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=2799) coming
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 15, 2018, 12:00:20 AM
One wouldn't think that a 5-0 game could be boring....

You wouldn't think. Although it got entertaining towards the end?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 15, 2018, 12:03:11 AM
About as much as changing a light bulb. Need to be done...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 15, 2018, 12:11:00 AM
Like a bit of Slaven Bilic. He talks a good game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 12:34:39 AM
Like a bit of Slaven Bilic. He talks a good game.

can't manage one though
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 15, 2018, 12:49:16 AM
Like a bit of Slaven Bilic. He talks a good game.

Aye, he's a very enjoyable pundit. As was Martinez, to be fair.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 15, 2018, 12:52:42 AM
Might watch a full game in 2 weeks time
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 15, 2018, 12:55:37 AM
can't manage one though



I chose my words carefully. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 15, 2018, 02:28:36 AM
https://twitter.com/ChatEverton/status/1007312223012839429
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 15, 2018, 04:47:23 AM
How are you jerks keeping up with this?

Old school wall charts? A fancy app? Recording on your sky etc?

Is there anything that I can have as a fixture list that also lets me know which game is on which channel and what time.

Basically I need a World Cup PA.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 15, 2018, 04:49:48 AM
How are you jerks keeping up with this?

Old school wall charts? A fancy app? Recording on your sky etc?

Is there anything that I can have as a fixture list that also lets me know which game is on which channel and what time.

Basically I need a World Cup PA.
Live soccer TV app
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 15, 2018, 07:07:53 AM
Old school wall charts?

This
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 15, 2018, 02:14:17 PM
Looking forward to seeing this 45 year old goalkeeper for Egypt.

Thatís what the World Cup is about.

Mad cunts.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 02:29:04 PM
Looking forward to seeing this 45 year old goalkeeper for Egypt.

That's what the World Cup is about.

Mad cunts.
Wouldnít mind seeing the Saudi keeper replacing Karius
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toddacelli on June 15, 2018, 02:44:53 PM
Love an old-school wall chart, me!

In other news, in our head office, they are having a 'Biscuit World Cup'.

Yesterday, chocolate fingers beat rich tea 3-0 and are currently top of their group with only one game played.

Each country was allocated a biscuit, everyone gets one of each biscuit and everyone votes on which one they prefer. Yesterday, chocolate fingers got 3 more votes than rich tea.

Guys over there are living their best life!
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 02:54:42 PM
Interesting information, if Timmy Cahill scores at this WC he will be just one of four players to score at 4 WC tournaments, thats a remarkable stat.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 15, 2018, 05:42:09 PM
Salah not starting, Ramos effigies being burnt in Cairo right now..... wonder how many times it'll be mentioned that Ramos cost the shite the CL during the commentary, I'm going to go for lots
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 15, 2018, 05:46:49 PM
Love an old-school wall chart, me!

In other news, in our head office, they are having a 'Biscuit World Cup'.

Yesterday, chocolate fingers beat rich tea 3-0 and are currently top of their group with only one game played.

Each country was allocated a biscuit, everyone gets one of each biscuit and everyone votes on which one they prefer. Yesterday, chocolate fingers got 3 more votes than rich tea.

Guys over there are living their best life!

Chocolate fingers was always going to win that. It was really a case of how much by.

I think they'll get to the final only to be beaten 2-1 by the fruit cake.

I got the Bourbon's in the sweep, so will probably only get as far as the quarter finals.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 06:10:01 PM
Couple of shillings on Cavani first goal and 3-1 to Uruguay @ 30/1
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 15, 2018, 06:23:23 PM
Couple of shillings on Cavani first goal and 3-1 to Uruguay @ 30/1

Like it.

Morocco vs iran 0-0 for me today
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 06:25:32 PM
Listening out for the first reference to the Pyramids/Sphinx on commentary. Within the first 10 minutes, I'd say.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 15, 2018, 06:27:06 PM
Anyone else giving this a sneaky watch in work?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluenose 91 on June 15, 2018, 06:28:07 PM
Those two centre halves for Saudi Arabia last night were unbelievably bad.

Suarez and Cavani up against them when they play Uruguay should be a laugh.

Sneaking out of work to watch the first half of the 1pm game on me dinner.

3-0 to Uruguay for me, Clive.   
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 06:35:56 PM
Anyone else giving this a sneaky watch in work?

Yep, its on the BBC Sport website isn't it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 06:58:00 PM
any scraps yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 07:01:33 PM
We need to change our national anthem, its boring and just not funky off these days.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 07:06:37 PM
Size of the end stands in this ground!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 15, 2018, 07:06:37 PM
Anyone else sick of hearing about Salah? I mean, he's had a great season but I've never heard so much hype.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 07:11:19 PM
Only holds 35k this ground. Looks like the old Holt End at each end of the ground!

Feel for Jonathon Pearce though. He's only come to see Salah.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 07:13:13 PM
The temporary stands look horrible, wouldn't want to sat at the top like.

It's the Salah show already isn't it, not even on the pitch and they haven't stopped talking about him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 07:15:23 PM
Anyone else sick of hearing about Salah? I mean, he's had a great season but I've never heard so much hype.

I'm already sick of the English commentators and their tired, tired cliches and references.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 07:17:53 PM
Started impressively Egypt. Well organised with a good high press at selective moments.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 15, 2018, 07:21:36 PM
Started impressively Egypt. Well organised with a good high press at selective moments.

But how would they be doing with Salah playing?! That's all anyone wants to hear about!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 07:21:55 PM
I'm already sick of the English commentators and their tired, tired cliches and references.
Just sad isn't it. Fat old men and their stereotyping with clichťs. And getting paid handsomely for it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 15, 2018, 07:24:59 PM
lolol

Jonathan Pearce is fucking wank.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 07:30:53 PM
Just sad isn't it. Fat old men and their stereotyping with clichťs. And getting paid handsomely for it.

So grim listening to them. Get some journalists on commentary, who've actually watched these teams and players since the last tournament. Listening to Pearce crowbar his lame references in, and his pre-prepared stats is actually quite painful.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 07:31:29 PM
lolol

Jonathan Pearce is fucking wank.
"the referee has disallowed it"

Nope.

He's got a right downer on Suarez hasn't he?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 15, 2018, 07:33:42 PM
Would BBC or ITV win the World Cup of shit commentators?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 15, 2018, 07:33:55 PM
Suarez looks like he is in need of some sustenance, maybe one of the Egyptian players will oblige and allow him to have nibble on their neck.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 07:44:56 PM
Suarez looks like he is in need of some sustenance, maybe one of the Egyptian players will oblige and allow him to have nibble on their neck.

Touch of Jonathan Pearce about that comment.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 07:49:46 PM
lolol

Jonathan Pearce is fucking wank.

To be expected really, the man commentates on Robot Wars ffs, BBC are shite at footy nowadays.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 15, 2018, 07:50:00 PM
Terry butcher has just called Suarez one of the worst players in the world on five live here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 07:50:41 PM
Would BBC or ITV win the World Cup of shit commentators?

Score draw, ITV win on pens.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 15, 2018, 07:51:01 PM
Some miss from Suarez that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 15, 2018, 07:51:13 PM
on a par with austria/germany 82 for exitement
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 07:56:16 PM
Quite enjoyed the game, and seeing Egypt's style of play. Phil Neville was excellent in his HT analysis there, and made Jenas look a bit of a fool.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 15, 2018, 08:03:46 PM
Thinking that taking the day off wasn't the right decision here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 15, 2018, 08:12:10 PM
Suarez looks like he's been on the pies.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 08:30:33 PM
Piss poor
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: kramer0 on June 15, 2018, 08:33:16 PM
I enjoy watching Suarez fail maybe a little too much.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 08:40:13 PM
Massively impressed with Egypt here, even more so given that they haven't eaten or drunk a single thing since the sun rose. Amazing really when you think about it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 15, 2018, 08:50:08 PM
Fucking hell, Uruguay celebrating like they've won the tournament.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 08:52:40 PM
Salah isn't a man for the big occasion is he? He'll bottle this tournament and if the Liv get another big game then hell bottle that too
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 15, 2018, 08:55:22 PM
Fucking state of Suarez there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 15, 2018, 08:56:30 PM
Salah isn't a man for the big occasion is he? He'll bottle this tournament and if the Liv get another big game then hell bottle that too

Hasn't even got on the pitch and the commentators have still managed to mentioned him more than any other player.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 15, 2018, 08:56:48 PM
Love an Egyptian meltdown, well in Uruguay
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 15, 2018, 08:59:31 PM
big game next morocco v iran
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 09:05:05 PM
Why did the camera focus in on Salah when the goal went in? Fuck off with that shit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 09:12:49 PM
https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/1007621872949788673
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 15, 2018, 09:15:02 PM
https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/1007621872949788673

The shitehawks will be fuming
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 15, 2018, 09:26:30 PM
When you're moaning about commentators spare a thought for us watching Australian coverage. They've gone all out for both games so far, employing just the one commentator, so fucking boring!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 15, 2018, 09:31:45 PM
who is it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 15, 2018, 09:47:36 PM
who is it?

Donk from Crocodile Dundee
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 15, 2018, 09:54:22 PM
Donk from Crocodile Dundee

I wish
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 15, 2018, 09:54:36 PM
who is it?

no idea
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 15, 2018, 09:55:19 PM
Not Michael owen at least
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 15, 2018, 09:57:06 PM
3 from 3 with 1 commentator now. Cheapskates.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 15, 2018, 09:57:56 PM
Got a feeling Iím about to watch the worst game of football ever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 09:59:28 PM
Big Iran fan here cos me best mate's Iranian and love all his family too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 15, 2018, 10:04:20 PM
Now this is a first. A female commentator. Who is also American. Sounds very weird.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 15, 2018, 10:11:39 PM
This has started great. Morocco looking handy.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 15, 2018, 10:16:12 PM
Morocco look a good side.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 15, 2018, 10:22:52 PM
First Saudi, now Iran.
Asia is really lightning up this tournament..

Just wait until monday, when South Korea beat Sweden.............
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 10:24:43 PM
Good game this, Morocco look like a very well drilled outfit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 15, 2018, 10:29:45 PM
Better game than I was expecting so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 15, 2018, 10:30:39 PM
Good game way better than the one earlier
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 15, 2018, 10:33:48 PM
RTE gone all out for Hope Solo on the panel here, unfortunately they have the likes of Ray Houghton and Brian Kerr as co commentators

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 10:56:44 PM
Some better strikers and it's 3 each here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 11:10:51 PM
Starting to get a bit scrappy now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 15, 2018, 11:13:47 PM
RTE gone all out for Hope Solo on the panel here, unfortunately they have the likes of Ray Houghton and Brian Kerr as co commentators
i just think shes dead sexy and would be a right dirty bastard
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 15, 2018, 11:14:54 PM
should we be supporting iran ??
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 15, 2018, 11:19:08 PM
vuvuzelas should be renamed clitoris, every cunt seems to have 1 at this game
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 15, 2018, 11:28:56 PM
I believed the posts on here saying that this was a good game and tuned in at half time, itís been terrible since then!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 15, 2018, 11:34:33 PM
Did the ref just try and wave him back on when the fitness staff were restraining him as he'd been knocked out?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 11:34:35 PM
I believed the posts on here saying that this was a good game and tuned in at half time, it's been terrible since then!
It was a great first half, now it has scoreless draw written all over it, both teams need a win though with Spain and Portugal to play next
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 15, 2018, 11:37:43 PM
Have we had any VAR yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 11:38:00 PM
Have we had any VAR yet?
No
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 11:55:35 PM
Well against the run of play
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 15, 2018, 11:56:24 PM
Jeez  SAND  y   brown
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 15, 2018, 11:56:25 PM
Are the commentators not actually there? 

How come its taking 2 replays for them to realise things like the Suarez miss before and that that was an own goal?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 15, 2018, 11:58:22 PM
Andy Grey special diving header
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 12:31:48 AM
BBC re recorded the Pearce commentary from the Shoo are esh miss before.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 12:40:46 AM
These temp stands are nental
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 16, 2018, 12:46:11 AM
i hope these 2 both go for it and not just try and nullify it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 12:53:11 AM
Hope Ramos scores then pulls off his shirt to expose a T shirt saying get well soon Salah
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 12:53:13 AM
Is Fabregas doing his national service?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 01:03:19 AM
Played for, and got.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 01:03:25 AM
Great start to this already
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 01:05:30 AM

Meant to post this half hour ago,
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 01:06:42 AM
Ronaldo top scorer at 14/1 before the tournament 😎
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 16, 2018, 01:10:03 AM
is the player we are linked with, william, number 14 for portugal ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 01:14:23 AM
This
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 16, 2018, 01:16:37 AM
is the player we are linked with, william, number 14 for portugal ?

Yes mate
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 01:16:42 AM
is the player we are linked with, william, number 14 for portugal ?

Yes
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 01:23:55 AM
Should have been 2-0, 30 seconds later 1-1.  Great game this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 01:24:56 AM
For a guy who likes to play the hardman Pepe's fucking pathetic.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 01:25:00 AM
I thought Pepe was going to die then. Phew.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 01:26:18 AM
Pepe still a massive shithouse.

What a fucking game so far
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 16, 2018, 01:26:27 AM
Yes mate
Moves like a block of flats, will get eaten alive in the prem, big swerve
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 01:26:30 AM
is the player we are linked with, william, number 14 for portugal ?
Iíd be disappointed if we signed this chump
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 16, 2018, 01:27:56 AM
Pepe is the biggest cheat in footy, shithouse
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 01:28:35 AM
That was nacho foul.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 16, 2018, 01:34:21 AM
Would love us to have a proper horrible cunt like Costa .

But fuck that Carvalho off he's shit .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 01:40:49 AM
We've got Gana we dont need hightower there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 01:44:41 AM
De Gea done a Karius
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 01:45:03 AM
Was De Gea concussed?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 16, 2018, 01:46:02 AM
De Gea was concussed...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 01:46:19 AM
All keepers make mistakes
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 01:48:00 AM
Would love us to have a proper horrible cunt like Costa .

But fuck that Carvalho off he's shit .

Doesnít look like heíd thrive in this league and if heís paired with Sigurdsson in a midfield 3 weíll be over run easy I reckon.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 01:48:23 AM
Football is boss
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 16, 2018, 01:53:17 AM
The absolute state of Keith Andrews here,  :shock:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 16, 2018, 02:11:34 AM
I think Iíve fallen in love with the World Cup again
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 02:15:10 AM
Haha fuck off
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 02:15:28 AM
Oh my
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 16, 2018, 02:15:52 AM
Wow
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 02:16:06 AM
He arrowed that.  Brilliant strike.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 02:16:18 AM
Screamer
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 02:16:19 AM
Sensational, football is amazing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 16, 2018, 02:17:37 AM
Absolute belter of a game this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 16, 2018, 02:18:39 AM
Fucking love a good game of tournament footy like this.  Brilliant so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on June 16, 2018, 02:18:48 AM
Fucking loving it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 16, 2018, 02:20:38 AM
Great game and hoping the games over the weekend are just as good.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 16, 2018, 02:22:19 AM
Loving this end to end shit. ..it's boss
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 16, 2018, 02:23:58 AM
Iíve never been one to diss a rumoured signing but my God, Carvalho is total shit ! What the fuck is he doing on the pitch ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 02:24:21 AM
Wow. I go out back to burn some wood and come back and they're losing.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 16, 2018, 02:26:38 AM
Iíve never been one to diss a rumoured signing but my God, Carvalho is total shit ! What the fuck is he doing on the pitch ?

He's toilet isn't he. I've genuinely never seen him have a good game.
Be gutted if we are the mugs who take him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 02:26:57 AM
Not often you see a group game like this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 02:27:32 AM
Not often you see a group game like this.

Especially not a first game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 02:36:13 AM
Carvalho is fucking awful, I'll cry if we sign him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 02:39:02 AM
McDonalds advertising delivery? :o
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 16, 2018, 02:39:34 AM
Isco is fucking amazing .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tony Clifton on June 16, 2018, 02:42:31 AM
Iíve never been one to diss a rumoured signing but my God, Carvalho is total shit ! What the fuck is he doing on the pitch ?

Avoiding the ball as much as possible!  Looks like he's got that mastered.  I hope West Ham get him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 02:45:11 AM
Hahahhahaha - fuck off Danny Murphy.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 02:45:13 AM
Fucking amazing!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 16, 2018, 02:46:15 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 02:46:19 AM
Get the fuck out
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 02:46:21 AM
Stunning
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 16, 2018, 02:46:25 AM
Hes the man.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 16, 2018, 02:46:27 AM
Great free kick but the theatrics to earn it were pathetic.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 02:46:27 AM
Haha, I was just going to post that I don't know why people get excited about a Ronaldo free kick as he only scores about one in fifty. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 16, 2018, 02:46:35 AM
GOAT? Got to be classed as one of the greatest players ever
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: kramer0 on June 16, 2018, 02:46:49 AM
Further perpetuating the myth that Ronaldo is good at free kicks.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 16, 2018, 02:46:56 AM
Ronaldo is an absolute fucking genious , he knew the minute he won that free kick that he was going to score, in a class of his own.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tony Clifton on June 16, 2018, 02:47:28 AM
All downhill now this world cup.  He's an absolute machine that lad.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 02:47:35 AM
Not seen a better game in a world cup for ages
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 02:48:08 AM
GOAT? Got to be classed as one of the greatest players ever

He is the man.  Messi is a great player, but Ronaldo is more reliable when it matters.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 16, 2018, 02:48:31 AM
Lovely watching it fly in over that snide busquets
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 02:49:54 AM
If thereís a better game than this one at this World Cup bring it on!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 16, 2018, 02:53:33 AM
What does this Carvalho do then?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 02:54:17 AM
Absolute belter that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 02:54:26 AM
Me and my lads were jumping around like loons when the free kick went in, my youngest lad shouted "Holy shit!" haha, no idea where he gets it from, honest
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 02:54:45 AM
Ronaldo keeping an eye on the big screen at himself.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 02:56:03 AM
That's what sets Ronaldo apart from the others. Nobody else could do that in that situation.

Four minutes to go

3-2 down against your neighbours

At the world cup

On a hat trick

There is no equal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 16, 2018, 02:56:30 AM
Runs up to an opposition player who is in possession of the ball, gets within a yard then runs away, repeat for 90 mins. If Silva was watching that match, which of course he was, there is no fucking way on earth that we will be signing him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 16, 2018, 02:56:49 AM
Hope we see more games like that .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 02:57:19 AM
That's what sets Ronaldo apart from the others. Nobody else could do that in that situation.

Four minutes to go

3-2 down against your neighbours

At the world cup

On a hat trick

There is no equal

Spot on, everyone new he was gonna score
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 16, 2018, 03:01:28 AM
Maaaaaayte.

The fucking king.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Zoolander on June 16, 2018, 03:03:51 AM
Sweet as
Not often they come in but my little few quid on Ronaldo fgs and 3-3 has come in well and proper

First for a while like but very welcome
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 16, 2018, 03:20:04 AM
That's what sets Ronaldo apart from the others. Nobody else could do that in that situation.

Four minutes to go

3-2 down against your neighbours

At the world cup

On a hat trick

There is no equal

Nah, Messi's better than him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 16, 2018, 03:27:04 AM
Nah, Messi's better than him.

Ronaldo is more effective imo.

Iíd take CR7 over him yno. Itís probably the hardest decision youíd have to make in football though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 03:28:36 AM
https://twitter.com/SportsJOE_UK/status/1007713884902436864
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 16, 2018, 03:38:41 AM
Ronaldo pure world class dragging his country out the shit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 16, 2018, 03:41:35 AM
Some pretty nice football on view in that game. The quarters at least, I should think, depending on the draw of course.  :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 16, 2018, 03:50:01 AM
The group stages were ace in 2014 I think too, things only tightened up in the knock out rounds.

Early days but even the 2 tight games were pretty decent watches, hoping for a cracking month ahead.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 16, 2018, 04:09:28 AM
Thats the best world cup game ive seen since belgium russia 86
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 16, 2018, 04:16:59 AM
Thats the best world cup game ive seen since belgium russia 86

I said the same to my mate
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 04:20:43 AM
Germany 2006 had some good group games too.  And Korea/Japan. 

Nothing close to that tonight though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 04:25:53 AM
It's the best I've seen in a world cup like, just hope it carries on like this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 04:52:03 AM
Danny Murphy in all of his glory

https://twitter.com/Tony_Scott11/status/1007713467523092480
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 16, 2018, 05:02:03 AM
Danny Murphy in all of his glory

https://twitter.com/Tony_Scott11/status/1007713467523092480
He's a fucking potato
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 16, 2018, 05:12:02 AM
Watched that on the big screen in Portugal in Portimao tonight with some Brazilian friends, atmosphere was amazing and when that Ronaldo free kick went in it went mental!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 02:05:47 PM
For the first time I think Ronaldo might just be the best ever.

To do that on such a big stage is quite unbelievable.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 16, 2018, 02:42:39 PM
For the first time I think Ronaldo might just be the best ever.

To do that on such a big stage is quite unbelievable.
Was at a clasico a few years back, it was just the messi and ronaldo show, magically unbelievable it was
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Zoolander on June 16, 2018, 02:51:31 PM
For the first time I think Ronaldo might just be the best ever.

To do that on such a big stage is quite unbelievable.
Heís not exactly likeable
But for me is the best player Iíve seen in my life
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 16, 2018, 02:56:14 PM
Heís not exactly likeable


Really? I absolutely love him!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 03:02:32 PM
I think Messi is a much more rounded player and Iíd put him as my all time number 1. Ronaldo is a great goal scorer but very much an individual where Messi is a team player.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 16, 2018, 04:09:23 PM
Hoping Tim Cahill scores today as that will be 4 tournaments in a row, matching Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 04:14:17 PM
Hoping Tim Cahill scores today as that will be 4 tournaments in a row, matching Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Letís hope so but heíll have to do it off the bench as he is being used as an impact sub being 38 years old now. KO in 45 mins, looking forward to this one but I think the frogs will be to strong
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 16, 2018, 04:18:48 PM
Letís hope so but heíll have to do it off the bench as he is being used as an impact sub being 38 years old now. KO in 45 mins, looking forward to this one but I think the frogs will be to strong

Will be interesting to see how the French do in this tournament as they have a very good team but seem to implode in most tournaments.

A goal similar to the one against the Dutch in the last World Cup, would be a nice way to get the goal he needs.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 04:25:14 PM
Hoping Tim Cahill scores today as that will be 4 tournaments in a row, matching Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It would read like the footballing equivalent of Trotters Independent Traders, London, Paris and Peckham. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 04:39:34 PM
Stop what you're doing and watch this, it's what football the the World Cup is all about

https://twitter.com/Krowd9/status/1007777952992497664
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 05:02:04 PM
Lets see how Mr Happy Mark Lawrenson makes it sound like a hardship to be paid to watch football.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 05:07:36 PM
Bloody hell, the last time Australia kept a clean sheet in a World Cup was 1974!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 05:09:01 PM
Come on Aussie!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 05:09:05 PM
Bloody hell, the last time Australia kept a clean sheet in a World Cup was 1974!

 lolol yeah I don't see that changing today
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 05:09:39 PM
Bloody hell, the last time Australia kept a clean sheet in a World Cup was 1974!
And they never scored a single goal in that tournament either
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 05:10:04 PM
This is the best match for kits so far.  Both of these are great.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 05:11:44 PM
And they never scored a single goal in that tournament either

Cahill's old, but not that old lol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 05:17:59 PM
Great save Lloris there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 05:41:20 PM
Goes without saying really but Lawrenson is just dreadful.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 05:46:17 PM
Goes without saying really but Lawrenson is just dreadful.

He just sucks the joy out of everything, the miserable cunt.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 05:47:15 PM
He just sucks the joy out of everything, the miserable cunt.

I think the French team can hear him, they looked fairly suicidal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 05:56:00 PM
Aussies holding their own here but I think France has another gear
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:04:26 PM
France don't need Kante against teams like Australia when the other two mids are Pogba and Toliso.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:05:45 PM
Aussies holding their own here but I think France has another gear

Cahill to come on and grab the winner.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:09:17 PM
Just lobbed a pound on Australia to win. That should see France home and dry.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:12:34 PM
Just lobbed a pound on Australia to win. That should see France home and dry.

Tit!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:12:51 PM
This VAR thing sucks.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:13:19 PM
Still no way a penalty.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:13:31 PM
I'm with Lawro, think he got the slightest of touches.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:14:00 PM
I think VAR got that right?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 06:14:13 PM
What the fuck? He looks at two shit angles from miles away and makes a decision, after he's run off and given the pen they show the close up where the Aussie touches the ball  :headbang:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 06:14:20 PM
Undeserved
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 16, 2018, 06:14:27 PM
Nice to see the French diving everywhere rolling round holding their faces .....just so we don't miss Italy in this tournament nice touch.


Ref got it wrong after VAR
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:15:14 PM
He went down easier than Niasse did against Palace.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:15:40 PM
He touched the ball, but then its the sexond movement where he brings his foot down and clips his heels - thats a foul and a pen.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 06:16:24 PM
Thatís a pen for me and VAR used correctly.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 06:16:27 PM
Shocking decision he clearly played the ball
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:17:12 PM
Penalty Australia!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:17:34 PM
Shocking decision he clearly played the ball

Playing the ball doesn't mean you can do what you want after though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:18:02 PM
Wtf was that! lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 06:18:24 PM
Ref fixes it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 06:19:54 PM
Think we can all agree on that one.

What is he doing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 06:21:45 PM
Think we can all agree on that one.

What is he doing

Must've felt guilty about the penalty they were given
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 16, 2018, 06:27:02 PM
Here comes that fella the shite signed but then didnít but still might do 
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 16, 2018, 06:28:00 PM
Think Lawrenson is drunk. Can barely get the words out.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 06:28:17 PM
French going for the long ball now with the big man through the middle
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 16, 2018, 06:31:43 PM
Think Ray Houghton has criticised everyone at this stage , atrocious commentating
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 16, 2018, 06:31:48 PM
How is Lawrenson still in a job.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 06:32:56 PM
How is Lawrenson still in a job.
Cause heís from the RS school of commentating bull shit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:37:28 PM
Fucksake!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:38:08 PM
Never a goal that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:38:37 PM
How come we didnt get the goal line technology view?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 06:39:01 PM
Unlucky the Aussies have given the lot
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 06:39:14 PM
Timmy time
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:40:14 PM
How come we didnt get the goal line technology view?

They just have.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:40:31 PM
They just have.

Close that!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:41:08 PM
No Cahill this game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 16, 2018, 06:41:34 PM
Lawro is such a fucking weapon.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:43:03 PM
No Cahill this game.

Reckon he's just making up the numbers. If he doesn't get on with 7 minutes to go and they need a goal he isn't getting on anytime soon. He'll probably get a chance in their last game if there's nothing at stake.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 06:43:59 PM
France have been as lethargic, uninterested and slow as I usually expect England to be
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:44:10 PM
Reckon he's just making up the numbers. If he doesn't get on with 7 minutes to go and they need a goal he isn't getting on anytime soon. He'll probably get a chance in their last game if there's nothing at stake.

Really want to see him get a goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:44:50 PM
France have been as lethargic, uninterested and slow as I usually expect England to be

Doing enough though. Don't want to peak too early.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 06:48:21 PM
Should use VAR for stuff like that, book him for being a twat and holding his head when he wasn't even touched on the head.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 06:50:20 PM
Should use VAR for stuff like that, book him for being a twat and holding his head when he wasn't even touched on the head.

Don't need VAR for it, but it does need to be a retrospective yellow card.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 06:56:40 PM
Honestly donít see the problem people have with VAR in that penalty incident.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 06:57:15 PM
https://twitter.com/SportsJOE_UK/status/1007946207908585474
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 06:57:27 PM
Ooo Sig's on next.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 06:59:27 PM
Thatís a fucking clear pen.

What is phil Neville moaning about.

Fucking crab. Bet he couldnít wait to have a moan about VAR
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 07:00:11 PM
Think tech did just fine there. Commentators/pundits seem to want to find controversy to stoke the VAR use story.

It was a penalty and the ball crossed the line.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 07:00:34 PM
Don't need VAR for it, but it does need to be a retrospective yellow card.

Yeah, I'm not expecting the ref to rush off and watch it but someone should be in the refs ear, it's not really any different to diving.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 07:01:45 PM
Did one of the techs at the BBC have to bring is kids in to work and has let him loose with all the buttons.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 07:02:42 PM
Also you know if VAR wasnít at the World Cup theyíd be replaying that incident saying the referee missed one.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: colin on June 16, 2018, 07:04:38 PM
My only problem with the VAR was that it seemed like play went on too long before they decided to check the camera.  They should stop and review it right away, if a certain amount of time passes it should be too late? Might've just seemed like longer to me because I just woke up (7am here) but seemed like play went on almost a minute before they checked the cameras
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 07:05:12 PM
Has Phil Neville always been an angry pundit or is just the last two days?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 07:07:30 PM
I'm just messing. I did feel the pen was harsh, and yes the ball was clearly over the line.

I'm not a fan of VAR though. I like the controversy. But I get why it's being used now and overall it is fairer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 07:09:07 PM
My only problem with the VAR was that it seemed like play went on too long before they decided to check the camera.  They should stop and review it right away, if a certain amount of time passes it should be too late? Might've just seemed like longer to me because I just woke up (7am here) but seemed like play went on almost a minute before they checked the cameras

I agree with this. If it is to be used, it's to be used right away. All the video guys have to do is tell the ref to stop the game, for him to look.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 07:15:53 PM
Has Phil Neville always been an angry pundit or is just the last two days?

You've got Phil Neville and Mark Lawrenson, we have Hernon Crespo, Gus Hiddink and Alexi Lalas over here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 16, 2018, 07:17:20 PM
Didnít deserve to lose that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 07:21:59 PM
Didnít deserve to lose that.

A couple of inches was the difference.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 16, 2018, 07:36:16 PM
ďLawroĒ has completely jacked it since he was booted off motd. He hasnít put in a single ounce of effort since.

Neville is one of those people who have a fucking stupid opinion on shit just so people know he has an opinion.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 07:45:18 PM
Would love to see Gylfi score
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 07:55:46 PM
Best national anthem so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 07:56:40 PM
Disappointed in Iceland's. They need to change it to the clapping thing they do.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 07:57:49 PM
Stuart Pearce looking younger today than he did when taking pens for England
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 07:57:51 PM
Anyone else expecting the Messi show?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 07:58:56 PM
Anyone else expecting the Messi show?
Absolutely
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 07:59:38 PM
Hope Iceland stuff them. Can't stand Argentina.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 08:00:15 PM
I agree with this. If it is to be used, it's to be used right away. All the video guys have to do is tell the ref to stop the game, for him to look.

Play has to continue until it stops naturally.  You can't stop the game because something *might* have happened.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:02:05 PM
Anyone else expecting the Messi show?

Might win best player of the tournament againn for being decent in the group stages like 2014.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 08:10:19 PM
Had to score then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 16, 2018, 08:10:27 PM
Iceland could surprise a few again
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 08:10:28 PM
Misssssssss
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:11:20 PM
Play has to continue until it stops naturally.  You can't stop the game because something *might* have happened.

True, it just feels so unnatural the way it happened today. Guess it will become normal in due course.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:16:21 PM
Iceland throwing in some tackles here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:19:46 PM
Great goal Aguero
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:19:49 PM
Bugger. Was a nice goal though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 08:22:52 PM
What a player Messi is, everything revolves around him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:23:51 PM
All Gylfi that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:23:58 PM
Get in.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 08:24:27 PM
This is more like it.  Much better game.

1-1 Game on!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 08:24:42 PM
Super game
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 08:24:46 PM
Sigurdsson did the right thing, both times.

Like he always does.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 16, 2018, 08:24:48 PM
Iceland that!
Got to love them!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 08:26:00 PM
Has to be the best WC ever so far
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 08:26:02 PM
Two more quality kits here too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shropshire Blue on June 16, 2018, 08:26:08 PM
Iceland that!
Got to love them!
....... and love that chant.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:26:59 PM
Argentina clearly missing Mori.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 08:27:00 PM
Gylfi will be great for us next season,
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:30:28 PM
Gylfi will be great for us next season,

Hope so.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 08:30:54 PM
Argentina clearly missing Mori.


BWAAAAHAHAHAH!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 08:32:44 PM
So the 2026 World Cup with 48 teams means there'll be an extra 16 games you say?

Thats going to be an epic month.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 16, 2018, 08:33:15 PM
Argentina cant handle the physical side of Iceland so they call in the ref to knock down the icelanders.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 08:33:18 PM
Nice to hear Goodison getting a few mentions at the WC
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:35:14 PM
Argentina should just start 6 attackers and go all out.

Higuain and Dybala on the bench with Icardi sitting at home. wtf.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 16, 2018, 08:35:38 PM
So the 2026 World Cup with 48 teams means there'll be an extra 16 games you say?

Thats going to be an epic month.

6 weeks
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 16, 2018, 08:36:39 PM
6 weeks

Thats going to be an epic 6 weeks then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 16, 2018, 08:37:57 PM
6 weeks
Wife is going to love that........
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:39:25 PM
Wife is going to love that........

She'll have divorced you by then
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:40:39 PM
She'll have divorced you by then

@Bob Sacamano (https://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=47) has some great tips for removing wedding rings.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 08:45:25 PM
Class from Gylfi. Unlucky
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 08:46:08 PM
Lovely by Sigurdsson.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 08:46:24 PM
Fuck, Siggy!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 08:47:00 PM
If Sigurdsson played for one of the top 6 these commentators would be spunking over his contribution so far
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 16, 2018, 08:48:07 PM
She'll have divorced you by then
Cant blame her.
She made her mistake already when she started dating me.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 08:49:53 PM
Didn't realize there were two Sigurdssons in the team. Iceland's naming conventions are great.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:51:09 PM
Didn't realize there were two Sigurdssons in the team. Iceland's naming conventions are great.

It's hard enough with every last name ending with sson, let alone the same names.

Love seeing the underdog showing up the superstars though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 08:54:20 PM
It's hard enough with every last name ending with sson, let alone the same names.

Love seeing the underdog showing up the superstars though.

They even have a "Sigurdarson" on the bench too. I wonder why the variation.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:58:44 PM
They keep replaying the Iceland fans cheering in Iceland. Everywhere else in the world is beautiful sunshine, in Iceland they have their brollies and coats on lol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 08:59:51 PM
They even have a "Sigurdarson" on the bench too. I wonder why the variation.

Isn't it something along the lines of Son of Sigurdar which is why there's so many similar last names? Doing genealogy must be a nightmare there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 16, 2018, 09:03:42 PM
Iceland play some really good football. Nice passing and movement.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 16, 2018, 09:03:44 PM
Isn't it something along the lines of Son of Sigurdar which is why there's so many similar last names? Doing genealogy must be a nightmare there.

Thereís a great app on their App Store that uses NFC and your family name so that you can check if youíre related before banging someone.

Apparently accidental incest was a problem there so itís one of their top apps
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:05:46 PM
Isn't it something along the lines of Son of Sigurdar which is why there's so many similar last names? Doing genealogy must be a nightmare there.
Hugh problems for their doel office
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:08:19 PM
I would have made $750 Ameriquid if Iceland had won the first half.  Siggy misses the open net in the 45th minute.

Everton, that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:09:49 PM
Iceland are a good team.

Donít know why our media are so desperate to demean them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 09:11:19 PM
Hoddle is criticising Sigurdsson whenever he can.

Instead of praising how dangerous heís looking in getting to the byline, heís highlighted that a poor touch contributed to him getting it tangled under his feet.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:11:20 PM
Iceland are a good team.

Donít know why our media are so desperate to demean them.

because the bloody Yanks love 'em? :D
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 16, 2018, 09:13:25 PM
MaraDonna, still sniffing cocaine I see
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 09:13:50 PM
Love the flash to Diego Maradona, funny how he keeps fucking with his nose. Wonder why?  ;)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:14:14 PM
Mara Donna, still sniffing cocaine I see

Remember when he managed Argentina in the World Cup.

Odd that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:14:35 PM
Russia, you would think there's a beak concession stand quite handy?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 09:21:40 PM
Oh poop
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:22:14 PM
well, that was stupid
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 09:22:18 PM
Miss it Messi.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:22:18 PM
Niasse for retrospectively banned for the same thing as that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 09:22:19 PM
Really?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:22:37 PM
Why is he so shit at penalties?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:22:48 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH AHHAHAHA
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 09:22:48 PM
Told ya.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 09:23:26 PM
Wow. Looked a bit of a soft penalty too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Alanvideo on June 16, 2018, 09:23:52 PM
The hand of Cod
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 16, 2018, 09:24:21 PM
Top commentary from Sam Matterface there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 09:24:22 PM
Ronaldo has a big smile on his face right about now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 16, 2018, 09:24:43 PM
Ronaldo 2- Messi 0
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:24:57 PM
From my American (mostly NFL) blog:

"The hand of cod!"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:26:02 PM
The hand of Cod

oh shit, you beat me to it!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 09:26:04 PM
Wow. Looked a bit of a soft penalty too.

It was certainly needless, I don't think he could have got to that ball had he stayed up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:28:26 PM
Ronaldo 2- Messi 0

Not much of a debate anymore, eh?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 16, 2018, 09:28:45 PM
Gylfis energy is second to none, can't wait to have him back again next season, Silvas gonna love him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 09:29:30 PM
Never understand when a player is that good and they take off of the attributes from a penalty that would make it harder for a goalkeeper to save (i.e. hitting it with pace). Players of this level should be able to hit it accurately with power and pace rather than just relying on placing the ball. Always seems to smack of a lack of confidence which is bizarre for players like Messi.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 09:29:49 PM
Why is he so shit at penalties?

That's where Ronaldo just knicks it for me, when he needs to raise it to another level he does and pick his team off the ground, he's a natural leader, Messi isn't. Ronaldo at the Euro's summed it up, even when he wasn't on the pitch he was there kicking every ball and shouting at the players.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:31:21 PM
Messies confidence is shot
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:33:37 PM
Messies confidence is shot

Which is another thing Ronaldo never does - wallow in self-pity.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:33:39 PM
Messies confidence is shot

Trying too hard now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 09:33:54 PM
Ahhhh beautiful Gylfi
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 09:34:50 PM
A lot of players behind the ball for Iceland, I wonder if Siggy has seen that before?  ;)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:34:54 PM
Imagine needing a goal, making two subs and neither of them being Dybala (or Higuain).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 16, 2018, 09:35:29 PM
MaraDonna, still sniffing cocaine I see



Tony Maradonna. Say hello to my little friend! :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:35:38 PM
A lot of players behind the ball for Iceland, I wonder if Siggy has seen that before?  ;)

At least itís against Messi rather than Troy Deeney this time
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:36:23 PM
I can see Iceland nicking this now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 09:36:27 PM
Thatís a penalty all day
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:36:51 PM
That was another penalty
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 09:37:08 PM
Hmm, seemed like more of a penalty than the penalty.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 09:37:18 PM
Thatís a pen.

Surely thatís the whole point of VAR?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 09:37:25 PM
I can see Iceland nicking this now


Shush!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:37:43 PM
That was more of o penalty than the French one
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 16, 2018, 09:40:13 PM
Why does Messi not make the simple pass to one of the most lethal strikers in the world in Aguero? Very strange
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 09:41:26 PM
Fucking sick of hearing about how small Iceland is.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 09:42:48 PM
Iceland have been brilliant from the off, throwing themselves at the ball
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:44:46 PM
Siggy is impenetrable.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 09:45:45 PM
Siggy is impenetrable.

He's certainly no James McFadden that's for sure.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 09:50:52 PM
Cracking up at Maradonna and his cigar.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:51:15 PM
To much unnecessary passing from the Argies and not enough directness when itís on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 09:51:37 PM
Ridiculous to criticise him but Messi is seriously one footed.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 09:52:50 PM
Matterface really just said this result will be embarrassing for Argentina? Tit!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 09:54:59 PM
Ridiculous to criticise him but Messi is seriously one footed.

then straight into the wall, oh the Argie papers will be ridiculous
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 09:55:16 PM
I think the difference between Ronaldo and Messi is that Messi seems to have peaked somewhat. Ronaldo is still doing it to a very high standard. I think Messi has lost some of his edge. And he's 2 years younger too. I preferred peak Messi to peak Ronaldo but Ronaldo has the longevity to eclipse Messi.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 16, 2018, 09:55:25 PM
Seriously, Ronaldo is loving this right now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 16, 2018, 09:55:57 PM
Bed time down under, night night fellas
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 16, 2018, 09:56:02 PM
Matterface really just said this result will be embarrassing for Argentina? Tit!
Thought Iceland showed in Euro 2016 that they have a great taem right now.......
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 16, 2018, 09:57:48 PM
Thought Iceland showed in Euro 2016 that they have a great taem right now.......

Smallest club ever to qualify etc.... How many times do they need to mention that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 16, 2018, 10:03:37 PM
Another great joke I can't take credit for:

Given their history, it makes sense that the Argentinians would go easy on folks that have SS on their uniforms.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 16, 2018, 10:04:17 PM
Clattenberg? Honestly?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 16, 2018, 10:06:03 PM
We already have Sig, who is probably the only expensive player that they have.  I think we should just sell the rest of our squad and buy the Iceland team, adopt the thunderclap and weíll be all set.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 10:09:45 PM
Denmark have a good midfield there

Kvist Eriksen Delaney
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 16, 2018, 10:16:05 PM
I think the difference between Ronaldo and Messi is that Messi seems to have peaked somewhat. Ronaldo is still doing it to a very high standard. I think Messi has lost some of his edge. And he's 2 years younger too. I preferred peak Messi to peak Ronaldo but Ronaldo has the longevity to eclipse Messi.

Messi scored 50 in 58 games in all competitions this season, including 34 goals and 12 assists in 32 La Liga starts, as part of winning the league.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 10:30:35 PM
Messi scored 50 in 58 games in all competitions this season, including 34 goals and 12 assists in 32 La Liga starts, as part of winning the league.



Must be hell for you at the minute :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bwana on June 16, 2018, 10:48:03 PM
Hmmm... Got "Pogba anytime" correct so the day is already profitable. However: I also had 20 riding on "Gylfi 2 or more shots on the target" and now stats show that he only had one on target, meaning that the one shot which the keeper parried and Iceland got the equaliser wasn't on target? I beg to differ.

F**k off OPTA.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 10:52:11 PM
Messi scored 50 in 58 games in all competitions this season, including 34 goals and 12 assists in 32 La Liga starts, as part of winning the league.
And Ronaldo has scored 4 more goals in 5 fewer appearances this year including the hat trick against Spain and being 2.5 years older than Messi. And he won the European cup as well of course.

Weíll see if Messi can still do it to that level in 3 years time. Messi always seems to flatter to deceive in the World Cup too.

Both fantastic players, I just feel Ronaldo edges things at the highest level. And is still going strong at 33 where most players are fading at that age.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 10:59:26 PM
Denmark have a surprisingly very good team.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 11:11:25 PM
Peru are clearly decent
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 16, 2018, 11:14:17 PM
Must be hell for you at the minute :)

Not really. I massively respect Ronaldo, and it's a case of splitting heirs and opinions really. They're two all-timers, and possibly the best two players ever, so I couldn't argue against anyone who prefers Ronaldo.

Obviously a Ronaldo hat-trick and a Messi penalty miss within the space of a day skews it a bit. The majority of players and ex-players lean towards Messi, even people who've played with Ronaldo, like Rio Ferdinand.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 11:14:29 PM
Donít like Poulsen being used as a target man.

Heís not that type of player.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 11:18:25 PM
Peru playing better than Denmark at the moment, although that means nothing unless they score.

Entertaining game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 16, 2018, 11:25:31 PM
Expecting a decent tournament from Peru. Waiting for Paddington to come on after 70 min for a peas of the action
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 16, 2018, 11:32:40 PM
 Could be 0-0 here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 11:44:00 PM
That move deserved a pen
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 11:45:03 PM
Anyone watching this on FS1 or a stream with FS1? Jorge Pťrez-Navarro is commentating. He's awesome. Took me a few minutes to figure out this was the English commentary and that my Comcast box wasn't defaulting to Spanish as it does sometimes.

It's great to hear a Mexican commentator with all his passion and craziness commentating in English so we know what the hell he's screaming about exactly. Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 11:45:16 PM
Clear pen.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 11:45:47 PM
Definate penalty but are refs just not going to give anything and wait on VAR?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 11:45:55 PM
Surely they must have more than one camera view for the ref? He just had to watch the same one over and over, even though it was partially obscured
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 16, 2018, 11:46:14 PM
Shocking!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 16, 2018, 11:46:24 PM
That's a fucking shocker!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 11:46:24 PM
Oh he's skied it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 16, 2018, 11:46:25 PM
Awful oenalty
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 16, 2018, 11:47:11 PM
Definate penalty but are refs just not going to give anything and wait on VAR?

Eventually refs will be replaced by it. Just like McDonald's workers will be replaced by robots.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 16, 2018, 11:47:26 PM
noooooo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 16, 2018, 11:47:45 PM
4 pens today? 2 scored and 2 missed?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 16, 2018, 11:48:36 PM
Awful oenalty
Oh he's skied it.

Good thing he wasn't Columbian!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 16, 2018, 11:55:43 PM
Imagine managing a team at the World Cup with Christian eriksen and playing long ball.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:10:08 AM
This commentator is fantastic.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 12:16:23 AM
All set up for Guerrero this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:17:19 AM
Peru's manager looks like Bill Nighy.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 12:25:53 AM
All set up for Guerrero this

Put £2 on him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 12:32:04 AM
This commentator is fantastic.


First game was dreadful, so my benchmark was pretty low but most of the rest have been decent or at least not super annoying.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 17, 2018, 12:35:17 AM
VAR is cancer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:38:46 AM


First game was dreadful, so my benchmark was pretty low but most of the rest have been decent or at least not super annoying.

You watching FS1? The guy is hilarious.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 12:39:31 AM
Don't know how Peru haven't scored? Oh aye, it's because I put money on both teams to score.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 12:40:03 AM
Pretty unlucky with the back heel.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:40:13 AM
VAR is cancer.

I don't like it at all.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 12:43:12 AM
Just not going in for Peru.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:43:27 AM
Nordic keepers are on fire this world cup. Incredible.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 12:45:41 AM
High stakes stuff this. I'm on the edge of my seat.

Jacqueline, "how much do you win if they both score"? Me, "£3.75". :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:46:12 AM
High stakes stuff this. I'm on the edge of my seat.

Jacqueline, "how much do you win if they both score"? Me, "£3.75". :)

That buys you what? 3/4 of a pint?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 12:46:55 AM
That buys you what? 3/4 of a pint?

A pint and probably change for a bag of cheese XL.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:48:40 AM
A pint and probably change for a bag of cheese XL.

Impressive.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 12:50:31 AM
What a finish that would have been.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 12:51:24 AM
Might stick a pound on Dustin Johnson to win the US Open, then screenshot it and tweet him, he'll fucking shit himself.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 17, 2018, 12:52:59 AM
Is 5 minutes added time a new FIFA directive?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 17, 2018, 12:57:20 AM
:(
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 01:15:32 AM
Missed all that game going to see Jurassic World 2.  No matter how bad a game it might have been, it was the wrong decision.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 01:18:16 AM
Missed all that game going to see Jurassic World 2.  No matter how bad a game it might have been, it was the wrong decision.

I don't doubt it. I'd imagine watching Sam Allardyce's Everton would have been preferable.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 01:22:54 AM
I don't doubt it. I'd imagine watching Sam Allardyce's Everton would have been preferable.


Lets not get crazy, Blarg.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 01:27:48 AM
High stakes stuff this. I'm on the edge of my seat.

Jacqueline, "how much do you win if they both score"? Me, "£3.75". :)
I'm up 71p after Denmark scored. Life changing stuff.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 01:32:06 AM
I'm up 71p after Denmark scored. Life changing stuff.

I had a 70p cash out option and didn't take it, absolutely raging here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 01:37:20 AM
I'm up 71p after Denmark scored. Life changing stuff.

Is that a packet of gum or nice dinner out?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 01:41:25 AM
Is that a packet of gum or nice dinner out?
Both
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 17, 2018, 01:42:41 AM
Allardyce bets from the lads there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 01:48:35 AM
I don't doubt it. I'd imagine watching Sam Allardyce's Everton would have been preferable.

Hmmm, i wouldn't go that far.  I think I'd even rather watch the inevitible Sci-Fi Channel knock off than that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 01:49:47 AM
Allardyce bets from the lads there
Long game mate. Low odds slowly accumulating rather than wild swings
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 17, 2018, 01:54:27 AM
Fingers crossed for some comical nigerian defending
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 17, 2018, 01:57:19 AM
Gutted for Peru, they played really well but their finishing let them down badly. 
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 17, 2018, 01:58:37 AM
Nigeria, are they flying or crashing this year?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 02:00:07 AM
Nigeria, are they flying or crashing this year?

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 02:17:42 AM
Is Kramaric someone we've been linked to in the past?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 02:23:02 AM
Is Kramaric someone we've been linked to in the past?

Had a shit spell at Leicester didnít he
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 02:25:46 AM
Had a shit spell at Leicester didnít he

Can't remember.  I've got recollections of the name so assumed we'd been linked, but it could be if he was at Leicester.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 17, 2018, 02:27:27 AM
Is Kramaric someone we've been linked to in the past?

Can't remember us being linked to him, but think we have been linked to Kalinic at some point?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 02:29:46 AM
Poor this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 02:34:53 AM
Oggy oggy oggy!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 17, 2018, 02:38:07 AM
I've got Croatia to win with both teams scoring at 15/2 in this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 17, 2018, 02:43:45 AM
Play some good football Croatia don't they. Always have done.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 17, 2018, 02:59:25 AM
Robert Prosinecki in the studio on Croatian TV.

 :hail:

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 03:08:36 AM
Roy Keane just spent the entire half time analysis looking like someone getting a bollocking in work that they don't agree with.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 17, 2018, 03:12:55 AM
Roy Keane just spent the entire half time analysis looking like someone getting a bollocking in work that they don't agree with.
Was rather red faced, quite a fume going on there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 17, 2018, 03:19:16 AM
Robert Prosinecki in the studio on Croatian TV.

 :hail:



Class player from a class era.

He looked like Steptoe as well 👍🏼


(https://res.cloudinary.com/jpress/image/fetch/c_fill,f_auto,q_auto:eco/https://inews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GettyImages-959709-e1511521189600.jpg)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 17, 2018, 03:20:29 AM
Class player from a class era.

He looked like Steptoe as well 👍🏼


(https://res.cloudinary.com/jpress/image/fetch/c_fill,f_auto,q_auto:eco/https://inews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GettyImages-959709-e1511521189600.jpg)

I liked boban at Milan he was quality
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 03:31:49 AM
Got to be far more subtle when you're dragging someone to the floor really
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 17, 2018, 03:33:04 AM
I liked boban at Milan he was quality

Yep, superb player; add to that Suker, Boksic, Jarni, Stanic, Bilic, Simic, and Vlaovic amongst others, and they had an excellent side at Euro Ď96 and France Ď98
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 17, 2018, 03:35:17 AM
Yep, superb player; add to that Suker, Boksic, Jarni, Stanic, Bilic, Simic, and Vlaovic amongst others, and they had an excellent side at Euro Ď96 and France Ď98

Produce a lot of good players for a country that size
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 03:36:34 AM
Dario Srna is a great right back too
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 17, 2018, 03:38:03 AM
Nigeria are fucking awful
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 03:41:21 AM
Yeah not a great generation of Nigerian players really. Stroll for Croatia without even playing that well themselves.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 03:54:54 AM

Good call, that!

LOL, my apologies to anyone with anything riding on Nigeria.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 04:09:59 AM
Today couldn't really live up to last night, could it?

France looked half arsed
Messi crumbled under pressure from the king
<insert Peru/Denmark comment here>
Nigeria looked just as bad tonight as in the friendly against England

Tomorrow though sees Germany and Brazil kick off their campaigns, so bring on the more football!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 17, 2018, 04:54:03 AM
Produce a lot of good players for a country that size

Yeah, pissed all over our Ďgolden generationí *cringe* 🙄
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 06:14:50 PM
 Big fan of Costa Rica having a player called Ian Smith
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 06:35:22 PM
Big fan of Costa Rica having a player called Ian Smith

Didn't he write Neighbours?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 17, 2018, 06:40:55 PM
Didn't he write Neighbours?
Harold Bishop?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Alanvideo on June 17, 2018, 06:49:24 PM
Harold Bishop?
.......................wasn't he in Coronation St ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 07:03:02 PM
Oh great, here comes Ian Dowie.

The man finds it a struggle to string out the simplest of sentences.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 07:04:40 PM
Harold Bishop?

That's him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 07:05:52 PM
Oh great, here comes Ian Dowie.

The man finds it a struggle to string out the simplest of sentences.



We were entertained with a little argument between Alexi Lalas and Ian Wright on FS1. Lalas won.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 07:08:15 PM
We were entertained with a little argument between Alexi Lalas and Ian Wright on FS1. Lalas won.

Lalas vs Wright.

That is box office.

Weíve got Patrice evra in the studio who canít comprehend that the women pundit actually knows something about football.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 07:16:44 PM
Is Oviedo playing here?

I canít seem to make him out.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 07:17:10 PM
Lalas vs Wright.

That is box office.

Weíve got Patrice evra in the studio who canít comprehend that the women pundit actually knows something about football.



We have women over here hosting the football pundits. Rebecca Lowe hosts all the premier league stuff and Kate Abdo is doing the world cup for Fox. Both English so you've probably heard of them and they're both doing a good job. There's a woman commentating on the Costa Rica match too. Sounds really weird at first, but getting used to it. Feels more like the Olympics or a tennis match. It's good to see. Or hear.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 17, 2018, 08:10:03 PM
Mitrovic seem to do everything right up until the finish 3-4 times now .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 08:13:44 PM
Beautiful goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 08:14:28 PM
Goal of the tournament so far?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 08:24:28 PM
Milinkovic-Savic is really, really good.

Could see him moving for big (75m+) this summer if he has a good tournament
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 08:34:17 PM
Milinkovic-Savic is really, really good.

Could see him moving for big (75m+) this summer if he has a good tournament

£132m was the last price I saw quoted, to Real Madrid.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 08:44:53 PM
Enjoyable game this.

Every game has been apart from the Croatia one last night.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 08:46:09 PM
£132m was the last price I saw quoted, to Real Madrid.

Itís hard to say that anybody is worth that much money but heís a really unique player.

The closest I can think of is Pogba, as anybody else with the skills/pace/passing/dribbling that he has are about 1 foot shorter than him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 08:46:30 PM
Enjoyable game this.

Every game has been apart from the Croatia one last night.

Commentary is much better on ITV imo. They bother to learn a bit about the teams and about a few of the players, even Dowie.

On the BBC it's just people like Lawro moaning for 90 minutes, as though he hates his life.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 08:53:25 PM
First time I've seen 'The Sergeant' Milinkivic-Savic actually play. What a player he already is and is surely going to become. Monsterous but with a silky touch.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 08:55:01 PM
First time I've seen 'The Sergeant' Milinkivic-Savic actually play. What a player he already is and is surely going to become. Monsterous but with a silky touch.

Same here and can safely say heís going to be incredible.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 08:59:45 PM
Same here and can safely say heís going to be incredible.

Don't always like to judge on a one off, but it's just one of them where it's so glaringly obvious that it needs to be said. People literally bouncing off the lad, and he's got the perfectly weighted pass at the end of it. Bangs a few in himself as well, looking at his exploits in Serie A. Better than a goal every 3 games from midfield last season.

Seems like the ultimate Mourinho player, as if he was made in a lab.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 17, 2018, 09:03:23 PM
Am I the only one who thought this game was shit...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 09:14:42 PM
Hirving Lozano up next. Interested to see what the hype is about and how he does against strong opposition.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 09:15:26 PM
Am I the only one who thought this game was shit...

Nope.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 09:17:57 PM
Am I the only one who thought this game was shit...

You don't really like other football, outside of Everton though really, do you Bally? (correct me, if I'm wrong there)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 09:26:31 PM
You don't really like other football, outside of Everton though really, do you Bally? (correct me, if I'm wrong there)

You should have listened to the pod that Si and Bally did last world cup. It was great.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 09:28:51 PM
You should have listened to the pod that Si and Bally did last world cup. It was great.

It wasn't having a pop. Hope it doesn't come across that way. I listened to a few pods of theirs and just remember Bally not being that arsed about other football, but being absolutely mad about Everton.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 09:30:49 PM
Plattenhardt's starting I think. Will be interesting to give him a once over.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 09:35:13 PM
Am I the only one who thought this game was shit...
No I got bored and went and vacuumed the car out.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 09:45:21 PM
Mexico fans making some noise
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:02:04 PM
What a start by Mexico. Love it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 10:04:08 PM
Lozano could've had one there. Nice tackle, perhaps he waited a moment too long to shoot though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 10:05:12 PM
Wonder if Joachim Low will have a cheeky sniff of his baws?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 10:18:46 PM
Much respect to Hernandez for not going down there. Probably could have drawn a pk.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:19:27 PM
Mexico have defo studied Germany's tactics with the very high full-backs Germany use. Got joy in behind Kimmich a few times, and leaving 3 up when defending corners is also very smart and offensive.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 10:19:42 PM
Mexico look decent going forward
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 17, 2018, 10:20:24 PM
You don't really like other football, outside of Everton though really, do you Bally? (correct me, if I'm wrong there)
Nah I love the world Cup just don't like any other team than Everton
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 17, 2018, 10:22:24 PM
Good start to the game, this.  Both sides look decent.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 10:23:17 PM
Any reason Boateng is being booed in Moscow?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 10:23:50 PM
Lozano picked the wrong pass there, Dos Santos was in if he went right
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 10:24:15 PM
Any reason Boateng is being booed in Moscow?

I hope itís not the one that springs to mind...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:26:27 PM
This 3 up at corners thing is great.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 10:26:36 PM
Mexico have got it spot on here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 10:26:40 PM
First thoughts on Lozano;

He likes to cut in a lot.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 10:27:51 PM
Very wasteful on the counter Mexico.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 17, 2018, 10:28:05 PM
Wonder if Joachim Low will have a cheeky sniff of his baws?

I think youíll find he prefers the anus these days
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:35:00 PM
Deserved. Superb performance from the entire team to far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 10:35:02 PM
Mexico look a more balanced team these days.

Good game so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 17, 2018, 10:35:12 PM
He ainít coming to Goodison is he 😁
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 10:35:59 PM
He ainít coming to Goodison is he 😁

Not a chance
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 17, 2018, 10:36:05 PM
YES!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 17, 2018, 10:36:23 PM
He ainít coming to Goodison is he 😁

He looks very good. Been a long while since weíve had a top quality winger
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 10:36:28 PM
He ainít coming to Goodison is he 😁

Yeah, we could've done without that probably :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 10:37:36 PM
Germanyís system is being found out here, so much space in behind Kimmich
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 10:37:45 PM
Why is Phil neville doing that fake commentator voice we used to use when we were pretending to commentate on ourselves in the playground?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:38:35 PM
Mexico coach has totally out-thought LŲw so far here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 10:39:39 PM
Germany are done here lads, I've taken both teams to score.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 17, 2018, 10:39:46 PM
And here is why we've not seen many England flags.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1701725053273453&id=100003079249559
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 17, 2018, 10:41:39 PM
Impressed by Mexico
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:41:40 PM
Not one mention of tactics from Pearce or Neville so far. Just rambling on about Sane. Brainlessness personified.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 17, 2018, 10:43:21 PM
We've seen Germany, France, Spain, Argentina etc...nobody really standing out from the pre-tournament favourites.

We'll see what Brazil has to offer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 17, 2018, 10:45:42 PM
Not one mention of tactics from Pearce or Neville so far. Just rambling on about Sane. Brainlessness personified.
I've been putting notes for the podcast, when we finally get the time to fucking do it like, and I wrote something similar, pair of fucking potatoes
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:46:44 PM
Let's see if the lads in the studio can work out why Mexico are dominating.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 10:47:55 PM
Phil Neville just said "Mexico fully deserve their 1-0 victory at half time". The fucking throbber.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 10:49:05 PM
I worry about Mexico tiring out here, theyíve covered so much ground as theyíre flying forward on the counter
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 10:50:34 PM
Look where Kimmich was for the Mexico goal. Almost the most advanced player on the pitch, when Germany lose the ball. Mezut Ozil ends up being the player tracking Lozano back.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 10:57:39 PM
Boss Southgate isnít he
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 17, 2018, 11:00:05 PM
The glee in the bbc studio at Germany losing is palpable.

I think Lineker might have actually wet himself.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 17, 2018, 11:01:08 PM
The glee in the bbc studio at Germany losing is palpable.

I think Lineker might have actually wet himself.

Does Ferdinand keep referring to Mexico as 'we'?

Like, if they'd made the better decisions in the final third we could be 3 or 4 up
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 11:01:49 PM
Boss Southgate isnít he

Love him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 17, 2018, 11:03:30 PM
Does Ferdinand keep referring to Mexico as 'we'?

Like, if they'd made the better decisions in the final third we could be 3 or 4 up

Yeah I definitely heard that a couple of times.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 17, 2018, 11:13:42 PM
Does Ferdinand keep referring to Mexico as 'we'?

Like, if they'd made the better decisions in the final third we could be 3 or 4 up

Rios Fernando
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 17, 2018, 11:15:34 PM
Hernandez and Vela run a lot, but aren't very good.....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 11:16:30 PM
Great game this. Loving Mexico cutting through the Germans. Would love to see Germany out in the first phase for a change. Great to see these smaller nations having a real go.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 11:19:14 PM
Hernandez and Vela run a lot, but aren't very good.....

Vela had a superb game, I thought.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 17, 2018, 11:22:37 PM
Vela had a superb game, I thought.

He played well, but with better decision making by him Mexico could have been 2 or 3 up
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 11:24:36 PM
Poor from Germany this, just getting it out wide and whipping crosses in.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 17, 2018, 11:24:46 PM
Vela had a superb game, I thought.

Yeah vela played well I thought
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 17, 2018, 11:26:51 PM
Germany score their customary jammy goal yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 11:27:48 PM
Hernandez is so shite.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 11:28:41 PM
Surely a pen? He was dragged back. More of a pen for me than the one the Frenchgot yesterday.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 17, 2018, 11:30:49 PM
Still handsome as ever Marquez
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 17, 2018, 11:31:36 PM
3rd player ever to be in 5 World Cups some achievement that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 11:33:23 PM
3rd player ever to be in 5 World Cups some achievement that.

4th isnít it?

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 17, 2018, 11:36:28 PM
4th isnít it?



Who are the others? Lothar matthaeus is the only one I can think of
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 17, 2018, 11:37:15 PM
Mexico have won this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: cantoffee on June 17, 2018, 11:37:20 PM
German pressure could tell eventually here. The ball will fall to someone in a good spot at some point, Mexicans will have to hope the chance isn't taken.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 11:38:27 PM
Fuck's sake Jiminez. That was atrocious. Game's there to win 2 or 3 nil.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 17, 2018, 11:38:36 PM
Mexico should have wrapped this up by now. Sucker punch if the Germans score now. Opportunities galore.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 17, 2018, 11:38:47 PM
Sorry but Mexico are fucking clueless going forward
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 17, 2018, 11:39:55 PM
if Mexico dont win this.... fuck.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 11:40:30 PM
Don't agree with this being a "huge" shock if Mexico win, they've always been a decent team, it's just Pearce not knowing much outside of European football.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 17, 2018, 11:42:45 PM
Can't watch a game of footie without an RS on the telly, Jim Beglin rolled out for this one
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 11:43:43 PM
Werner going off injured there.

Of course Iíve got him to finish top scorer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 17, 2018, 11:44:39 PM
Don't agree with this being a "huge" shock if Mexico win, they've always been a decent team, it's just Pearce not knowing much outside of European football.

Heís a fucking disgrace.

The commentary and punditry has been pretty awful across both channels.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: cantoffee on June 17, 2018, 11:47:33 PM
Wow that would have been a belter
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 17, 2018, 11:49:48 PM
Lots of pervy cameramen at this world cup too, good stuff
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 17, 2018, 11:50:43 PM
Absolute masterclass from Osorio. Better decisions in the final third and that couldíve been 3 or 4.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 17, 2018, 11:51:33 PM
How do you close an online betting account?  :snigger:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 17, 2018, 11:53:49 PM
Lots of pervy cameramen at this world cup too, good stuff
Not as pervy as rio man they were filthy
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 17, 2018, 11:55:25 PM
I love football.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 17, 2018, 11:55:43 PM
Got a sneaky suspicion that Timo Werner is shite!

Get the feeling Ochoa is a national treasure in Mexico. Very impressed by them there, considering getting their kit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 18, 2018, 12:01:01 AM
Hernandez is so shite.


Don't get the hate for Hernandez, he set up the goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2018, 12:05:19 AM
Don't get the hate for Hernandez, he set up the goal.

When he went through on goal against Hummels he should have been 100% about trying to score. Instead all he was arsed about was winning a pen
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 18, 2018, 12:29:44 AM
Don't agree with this being a "huge" shock if Mexico win, they've always been a decent team, it's just Pearce not knowing much outside of European football.

Probably more about Germany losing being the shock.

Let's be honest they rarely lose to anyone.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 12:31:52 AM
http://www.espn.co.uk/football/club/mexico/203/blog/post/3144150/juan-carlos-osorio-time-in-liverpool-helped-map-out-his-road-into-management

A superb article about the Mexico manager and how he ended up living in Liverpool for two years.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 18, 2018, 12:32:45 AM
Heís a fucking disgrace.

The commentary and punditry has been pretty awful across both channels.

Maybe itís just me but am I really the only one on here that think Shearer and Jenas do a pretty decent job ? Honestly, I think their analysis is pretty enlightening and they are both quite articulate by punter standards, compare them to that embarrassment last night in Keane and Mcleish, also think Pat Nevins pretty good on 5 live, o.k. Iíll get me coat now  :Horse:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 18, 2018, 12:48:06 AM
Probably more about Germany losing being the shock.

Let's be honest they rarely lose to anyone.

Yeah, it's a surprise but Pearce was going on like Saudi Arabia had just done them over. Mexico rarely fail to get out their group.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 18, 2018, 12:50:23 AM
"Earthquake recorded as Mexico City celebrates Lozano's World Cup goal"


http://www.marca.com/en/world-cup/2018/06/17/5b268fde468aeb73158b456d.html
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 18, 2018, 01:04:48 AM
Yeah, it's a surprise but Pearce was going on like Saudi Arabia had just done them over. Mexico rarely fail to get out their group.

Fair enough. I wasn't actually listening/watching it :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 01:17:39 AM
I'm still not having that Neymar will ever get close to being at Messi/Ronaldo levels.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 01:19:37 AM
What a goal that was.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 01:20:08 AM
Lovely goal by Couthinho.

Finally one of my fantasy players does something.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 18, 2018, 01:21:02 AM
Does anybody in the world do that as consistently as Coutinho does?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 18, 2018, 01:21:30 AM
Thatís the best goal so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 01:21:35 AM
fuck me!!!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 18, 2018, 01:21:49 AM
I'm still not having that Neymar will ever get close to being at Messi/Ronaldo levels.

Fun to watch though, I know some hate it but I love a footballer with an ego who can back it up
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 01:22:08 AM
Willian is a fabulous player, such industry and skill.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 18, 2018, 01:22:19 AM
Senderos would've blocked that  ;)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 01:23:41 AM
Quality goal that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 01:29:08 AM
Wonít have a bad word said about Willian
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 01:38:37 AM
Is this Karl Pilkington on co-commentary?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 01:45:06 AM
Is this Karl Pilkington on co-commentary?

No idea who it is but your right about him sounding like Karl pilkington
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 01:49:39 AM
No idea who it is but your right about him sounding like Karl pilkington

Lee Dixon isnt it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 01:51:00 AM
Lee Dixon isnt it?

Heís in the studio ainít he
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 18, 2018, 02:07:21 AM
Itís dull Dixon
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 02:08:34 AM
Paging @Bally (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=19) #Boomheader
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 18, 2018, 02:08:54 AM
Hope Switzerland donít shut up shop now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 02:08:58 AM
Heís in the studio ainít he

Nope, commentating.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 18, 2018, 02:13:50 AM
Haha fuck off Clattenburg, if they review that they might as well review every corner and give a million penalties
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 02:15:29 AM
Haha fuck off Clattenburg, if they review that they might as well review every corner and give a million penalties

Heís a massive weapon is clattenburg
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 18, 2018, 02:39:01 AM
Lee Dixon isnt it?

Youíre right, itís Lee Dixon and he is there with Clive Tyldley.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 18, 2018, 02:48:02 AM
My missus just asked me Ďwhoís that chunk?í
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 02:55:46 AM
This could be a more open World Cup than expected given what we've seen so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 18, 2018, 02:56:43 AM
None of the big boys have massively impressed so far have they?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 18, 2018, 02:59:42 AM
good day for the underdogs!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 18, 2018, 03:03:25 AM
Boss Southgate isnít he

I don't know if he's a good manager or not (and even if he is, whether that amounts to anything, given the dearth of talent in the squad), but he's relaxing to listen to.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 18, 2018, 03:18:56 AM
Paging @Bally (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=19) #Boomheader
Fucking free header
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 03:21:05 AM
Fucking free header

Aye, after he'd pushed the defender a yard away from him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 18, 2018, 03:23:28 AM
Aye, after he'd pushed the defender a yard away from him.

Miranda shouldnít let himself be bullied like that though, heís a big lad.

Might be just me, but I thought that the keeper should be doing better too really. Anything inside the 6 yard box at that height should be his
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 03:34:10 AM
None of the big boys have massively impressed so far have they?

Playing their way into the tournament.

I think the quality of the so called lesser teams is as good as itís ever been.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 18, 2018, 05:35:38 AM
Germany could now finish 2nd in their group, and possibly play Brazil in the last 16, unless of course Brazil also decide to finish 2nd in their group. (conspiracy)
If they do clash in the next round, the runner up in Group G would avoid both if they were to make it to the Q finals.
Group G being the England Belgium group.
Roberto's going to win this, isn't he?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 18, 2018, 05:45:32 AM
Roberto's going to win this, isn't he?

no
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 05:57:24 AM
Year of the underdog
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 18, 2018, 08:41:05 AM
Only France have won out of all the big teams youíd expect to win and that was only by an inch.

Itís great that itís so open at the moment.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 03:34:44 PM
no

I had to tell my mate the same before he got hysterical
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 18, 2018, 03:47:22 PM
Having a shocker in the works prediction league with this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 03:54:05 PM
Having a shocker in the works prediction league with this
Me to, Iím running last out of 10 players
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 18, 2018, 04:19:25 PM
Been no trouble at all between fans since the world cup started, just hope the England fans behave later
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 18, 2018, 04:21:01 PM
Me to, I’m running last out of 10 players
35th out of 44
Hideous
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 04:26:58 PM
Looking forward to England later

God save the Queen.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 04:29:45 PM
Cant wait for the game later, totally getting on the hype....

https://twitter.com/jackwozzaa/status/1008471662298386433
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 18, 2018, 04:40:31 PM
35000 England fans there tonight.

Ive been saying for weeks that I'm not arsed, but I'm totally on board now, can't wait til later, local boozer is doing 2 quid a pint for the 90 mins, be silly of me not to get involved
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 05:00:29 PM
What pub mac ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 07:03:30 PM
Come on the Swedes.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 07:31:32 PM
Weve been linked with 2 south koreans today,  Y Me  and  O No
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 07:34:23 PM
Come on the Swedes.
Tak
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2018, 07:48:50 PM
Granqvist looks about 50!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 07:51:37 PM
Swedes have missed about 3 great chances in the first half, could come back to bite their asses
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 08:09:04 PM
Thats not accidental.  Dirty bastard.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 08:15:33 PM
Swedes have missed about 3 great chances in the first half, could come back to bite their asses
The best chance so far in WC for Berg and he missed it.....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:19:31 PM
Stop-start, how many fouls committed here, lost count
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:20:19 PM
Penalty
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 08:20:33 PM
Stop-start, how many fouls committed here, lost count

There was 20 in the first 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 08:20:55 PM
VAR gives a pen.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 08:22:26 PM
Granqvist looks about 50!

Old calm head when it mattered.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:22:43 PM
Right decision
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 08:23:58 PM
VAR is the best thing ever!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 08:24:06 PM
score draw for me
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 08:24:34 PM
VAR is great for the game.

Few teething problems in how itís implemented but overall itís working.

The drama it adds is boss as well.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 08:25:44 PM
score draw for me
Did you have to pick one of the ugly swedish girls?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 08:27:43 PM
Did you have to pick one of the ugly swedish girls?
Get to specsavers lad
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 08:28:33 PM
Get to specsavers lad
Am swedish
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 08:29:32 PM
VAR is great for the game.

Few teething problems in how itís implemented but overall itís working.

The drama it adds is boss as well.

It won't be perfect, but the more wrong decisions it eradicates the better.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 08:30:51 PM
Am swedish
like saga noren lanskrim malmo ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 08:33:03 PM
Exactly.
With aspberger and all
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:34:33 PM
Swedes really spoiling the game now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 08:35:10 PM
And of course I am blond and cold
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:37:08 PM
Inviting pressure usually only ends in tears
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2018, 08:41:54 PM
Old calm head when it mattered.

Apparently he replaces Roger Milla As the oldest goalscorer at the world cup, at 58 years old

He's the oldest swinger in town!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:44:30 PM
There would have to be about 6 additional mins here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 08:53:22 PM
Sweden made hard work of that, they should have won by 4
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 09:01:49 PM
That smug looking, shithouse,  corrupt cunt, clatenberg. What a wanker
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 09:44:58 PM
With quite a bit of up and downing from both and a hell of a lot of action in and around the box, Belgium to SNATCH it late on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 09:52:10 PM
Would be decent if the punditry team could do a bit of research and tell us some of these Panama players like.

Instead theyíre talking about hazard and KDB and saying everything thatís already been said.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 09:53:15 PM
Unpopular, maybe - but good vibes for Big Rom and Roberto from me.  They gave us their best effort, and especially one very, very special season (that should have seen us qualify for Champions League if not for a fluke of maths).  I think international footy suits RM better, and that Belgium needs a positive type like him.

Also scouting Batshuayi when he gets on the pitch late, of course.  :D

Loving all the Fuck You America! memories from that lovely night when Panama and that teeny island nation knocked the Ugly Americans out.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2018, 09:54:55 PM
Roman Torres is a beast isn't he!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 18, 2018, 09:56:12 PM
Belgium with the ugliest kit at the tournament
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 10:00:12 PM
Come on the panamaniacs!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 10:03:24 PM
Belgium with the ugliest kit at the tournament

quite the fashion risk, looks like one of those US college football end zones from the 1970s
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 10:07:35 PM
Sweden made hard work of that, they should have won by 4

They did make hard work of it but they looked decent enough, korea were shocking though
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 18, 2018, 10:09:58 PM
That Belgium player should've been given a yellow for that dive. Don't know why VAR ref can't tell them to book them in those situations if they're not sure.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 10:10:18 PM
Though if they hadn't missed a wide-open net, Korea still steals a point from it.  Gruesome match.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 10:14:50 PM
one of the FS1 announcers for this sounds just like Phil Collins.  It's surreal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:15:54 PM
How was that a yellow card?

Not biased at all, even though he is one of the three Belgians, I have in my fantasy team.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 18, 2018, 10:15:57 PM
Roman Torres is a beast isn't he!
christian karembou the 2nd
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:16:57 PM
Witsel will probably have a blinding tournament as he will want his next big pay day.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:18:13 PM
christian karembou the 2nd

Was thinking he reminded me of someone but could not remember the name.

Remember now that Karembou's wife is pretty lovely.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 10:24:27 PM
Was thinking he reminded me of someone but could not remember the name.

Remember now that Karembou's wife is pretty lovely.

see also, Witsel's bird
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:26:11 PM
see also, Witsel's bird

I dislike that man even more now - lucky git.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:30:51 PM
Hopefully, this will be the last tournament that we have to endure the sleep inducing co-commentary from that idiot Lawrenson.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:34:20 PM
The Panama manager has the same stupid grin that James Corden has.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 18, 2018, 10:37:35 PM
Would be decent if the punditry team could do a bit of research and tell us some of these Panama players like.

Instead theyíre talking about hazard and KDB and saying everything thatís already been said.



I've had to bin Lawro off, and put the 5 live commentary on the red button.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 10:41:58 PM
I've had to bin Lawro off, and put the 5 live commentary on the red button.

I fucking hate him. Absolutely unreal the misery that he projects.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 18, 2018, 10:43:17 PM
Hes improved his game everyehere allegedly but Lukaku first touch still nowhere ...Belgium have great players but still not a team as such .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 10:45:48 PM
Today has been garbage.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:46:16 PM
Batshyuai, will probably come off the bench and score the winner late on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 18, 2018, 10:49:40 PM
I fucking hate him. Absolutely unreal the misery that he projects.

And then once you leave him, they go to Danny fucking Murphy in the studio.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:49:52 PM
To add insult to injury, they also have the Gollum wannabe Murphy in the studio.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:50:27 PM
And then once you leave him, they go to Danny fucking Murphy in the studio.

Great minds think alike.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:52:20 PM
Fabregas's face there when Murphy was speaking.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 18, 2018, 10:52:31 PM
Great minds think alike.

Seriously the 5 live commentary is better. Dion Dublin's a tad annoying, but they've actually done some research and they don't sound like they hate everything like Lawro does.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2018, 10:53:54 PM
The commentary, co commentary and punditry is typically the worst thing about the world cup
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 18, 2018, 10:55:24 PM
Seriously the 5 live commentary is better. Dion Dublin's a tad annoying, but they've actually done some research and they don't sound like they hate everything like Lawro does.

Switched over as soon as you posted about the red button but switched back to see if they would be showing the goal from the earlier game as I missed it.

Switched back now for the second half.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 18, 2018, 11:04:54 PM
They did make hard work of it but they looked decent enough, korea were shocking though
And the group is wide open with Mexico beating Germany... Bastards, Gemany wont lose points twice in the group stages!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 11:05:46 PM
And the group is wide open with Mexico beating Germany... Bastards, Gemany wont lose points twice in the group stages!

Yeah cant see anything but two wins for the germans now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 18, 2018, 11:07:02 PM
Great goal.

A Martinez team lacking tempo, though, whoída thunk it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 18, 2018, 11:09:14 PM
Great goal.

A Martinez team lacking tempo, though, whoída thunk it?

I really dislike him now. He's still wittering on about never changing his principles, and being stopped in the middle of a big project at Everton. Still delusional, still not accepted any responsibility.

He'll cost them in this tournament at some point, when he comes up against a coach with a tactical brain.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 11:09:45 PM
Think the pitch is very dry.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 18, 2018, 11:18:18 PM
I really dislike him now. He's still wittering on about never changing his principles, and being stopped in the middle of a big project at Everton. Still delusional, still not accepted any responsibility.

He'll cost them in this tournament at some point, when he comes up against a coach with a tactical brain.

Iím with you, homie
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 11:28:25 PM
Big Rom just kept working, good for him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 11:30:00 PM
Still think when he retires, Rom will consider himself an Evertonian first and foremost.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 18, 2018, 11:30:26 PM
Absolutely glorious from De Bruyne.

The guy farts class.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 18, 2018, 11:30:28 PM
Lawrenson there saying how are we to know VAR allowed the goal.

Well the fact the players all lined up for the restart mightíve gave it away.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 18, 2018, 11:31:22 PM
Still think when he retires, Rom will consider himself an Evertonian first and foremost.

He hates our guts!he couldn't wait to get the hell out of here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 18, 2018, 11:31:47 PM
he's such a tit I really do hate the cunt
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 11:33:11 PM
Lawrenson there saying how are we to know VAR allowed the goal.

Well the fact the players all lined up for the restart mightíve gave it away.

And then states that Panama will never have seen good players before.  Fucking hell I hate him.  You can tell his co-commentator fucking hates him too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 18, 2018, 11:34:55 PM
Lethal from Rom.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 18, 2018, 11:35:01 PM
Lukaku
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 11:35:08 PM
+1350 on Lukaku as top scorer seems a real bargain now!  :D
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 18, 2018, 11:36:23 PM
Belgium will lose to the first good team they face (not England, obviously).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 11:36:49 PM
He hates our guts!he couldn't wait to get the hell out of here

Nah, it was just business.  We were in the midst of an internal shitstorm, and he's a world-class player.  Lucky to have had him as long as we did, and that he didn't kick up a Suarez-level fuss.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 18, 2018, 11:40:10 PM
Still think when he retires, Rom will consider himself an Evertonian first and foremost.

I donít think Everton will ever cross his mind again, apart from the times heís playing against us
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 18, 2018, 11:43:22 PM
Flicked over to the bbc, jesus, i thought we had it bad with John Kenny and Ray Houghton on RTE, horrendous commentating there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 11:48:07 PM
I donít think Everton will ever cross his mind again, apart from the times heís playing against us

you are probably right, unrequited love is my specialty

/goes down old Smiths YouTube rabbit hole
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 18, 2018, 11:50:55 PM
Like Panama's spirit, still think they can get a result off England.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 18, 2018, 11:51:22 PM
you are probably right, unrequited love is my specialty

/goes down old Smiths YouTube rabbit hole

Donít listen to that senile, phoney old attention-seeker
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 18, 2018, 11:54:56 PM
Thank you lord for those 2 crucial goals against the mighty Panama
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 18, 2018, 11:58:56 PM
I would love us to have anyone with even half of de Bruynes passing ability .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 19, 2018, 12:20:07 AM
Unpopular, maybe - but good vibes for Big Rom and Roberto from me.  They gave us their best effort, and especially one very, very special season (that should have seen us qualify for Champions League if not for a fluke of maths).

Steady on. We finished 5th and played some decent football along the way. Our expectations are set low if that's what we call a "very, very special season".
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 19, 2018, 12:23:22 AM
Alleged team......according to the fifa app
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 19, 2018, 12:27:03 AM
Make your own mind up, but niether would be left with clean sheets
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 19, 2018, 12:29:08 AM
I'm really not keen on Ashley Young starting ahead of Rose.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 12:36:19 AM
Steady on. We finished 5th and played some decent football along the way. Our expectations are set low if that's what we call a "very, very special season".

c'mon, we set total points records (in a normal Prem season, we finish 3rd) and that season was mostly brilliant.  Remember how it felt at the time.  It was a Prague Spring in a decade of utter misery.  I only wish I had cherished it more.

Though it doesn't mean I don't think we should aim for even better, mind.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 12:37:44 AM
Make your own mind up, but niether would be left with clean sheets

I went with Kenza Fourati for my American daily blog preview.  She's quite the eyefull.  :D
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 19, 2018, 12:44:46 AM
c'mon, we set total points records (in a normal Prem season, we finish 3rd) and that season was mostly brilliant.  Remember how it felt at the time.  It was a Prague Spring in a decade of utter misery.  I only wish I had cherished it more.

Though it doesn't mean I don't think we should aim for even better, mind.

Mate, it was decent, there was nothing "very, very special" about it. A trophy would have made it that, but we didn't even get to the much fabled two semi finals that season. A "normal prem season" is irrelevant as well, we were 5th not 3rd and that's it.

Anyway, enough about that idiot. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 12:50:43 AM
Fair enough!  And the "very, very" was hyperbole, I shall admit that.  Forward we go.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 19, 2018, 01:00:05 AM
Here we go, lads!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 01:01:57 AM
Come on England they donít like it upíem
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 01:03:28 AM
Big miss there. Should have been a simple tap in.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 01:04:52 AM
Sterling is about as lethal as a plastic knife
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 01:06:11 AM
Should be 2 up. 

This isn't England.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 19, 2018, 01:06:22 AM
Concussion that. Expect a howler.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 01:06:49 AM
Concussion that. Expect a howler.

He's shit, he'll have a stormer instead.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 01:07:02 AM
Given that the tournament to date has been full of unusual results, I think we might see a comfortable England victory here!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 01:08:28 AM
RTE red shite update, Ronnie Whelan wheeled out for this one, so that's Whelan, Houghton, Beglin and Hamman on the books so far

More to follow....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 01:11:16 AM
Get in!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 01:12:23 AM
Get the fuck in.  Great header from Stones, and pure predator instinct from Kane.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 01:14:14 AM
This goalie has had enough already, 5 nil this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 01:14:32 AM
Genuinely think weíre getting the semis here.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 01:14:50 AM
VAR makes you delay celebrating now, I found myself waiting for the first replay to see if Kane was offside
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on June 19, 2018, 01:17:14 AM
Players young and not jaded they want this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 01:19:42 AM
I know itís sacrilege but I really rate Henderson. He seems to have come beyond a headless chicken into a player with good technique who can actually pass the ball.

What a twat.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 01:33:15 AM
Oh dear
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 01:34:24 AM
Looks harsh that, come on Jordan
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 19, 2018, 01:34:24 AM
Pickford's got this under control.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 01:35:15 AM
Amazing hair this lad
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 19, 2018, 01:35:19 AM
Maybe not.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 01:35:48 AM
Nearly.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 01:36:53 AM
Good penalty, not right in the corner but struck with real force.

Not sure thatís a penalty though, if your arms are below shoulder height I think thatís fine
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 01:37:14 AM
England should have been 3 up before, flapped it a bit here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 19, 2018, 01:38:03 AM
I wonder whose wedding Southgate is attending after?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 01:39:13 AM
Definite penalty for me that. Brainless Walker.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 01:40:45 AM
Awful from Stones there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 01:42:30 AM
That foul on Kane was worse that the penalty given
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 01:43:24 AM
Played well. Just had a bit of a mad one to concede the pen, but no need to panic. Keep playing the same and we should win this comfortably.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 01:47:11 AM
Ronnie Whelan, england dont look like breaking Tunisia down

Missed 4 or 5 sitters you pleb
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 01:49:53 AM
Playing really well here.  Could/should have had 4/5,  but level due to poor finishing and a mad moment at the back.

These Tunisians are a bunch of shithouses though.  Hapoy to give it out, but going down like they've been shot under minimal contact.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blob on June 19, 2018, 01:50:08 AM
bit disappointing really. tunisia should be out of it by now...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 01:50:30 AM
Done alright, Iíd like to see Rashford on for Sterling myself soon though.

Maybe for Ali if he needs to go off and change the shape a bit.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Alanvideo on June 19, 2018, 01:50:56 AM
Martin Keown - England are going through the compartments  ???
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 19, 2018, 01:54:15 AM
I thought Kyle Walker was in poor form in the run up to this tournament, and was a weak link in the team in those earlier friendlies. I'm not too convinced with Stirling either. We played some decent football earlier on though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 19, 2018, 01:56:27 AM
What's the point in VAR if our pen isn't given?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 19, 2018, 01:59:16 AM
Still think when he retires, Rom will consider himself an Evertonian first and foremost.


Haha why?  I think thatís extremely unlikely and who even cares if he does
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 01:59:18 AM
Maguire has struggled hasnít he
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2018, 02:00:11 AM
I wish weíd signed McGuire instead of Keane, heís causing Tunisia all sorts of problems from set pieces, mom so far
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 02:00:49 AM
BBC and ITV are obsessed with Salah
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 19, 2018, 02:01:34 AM
BBC and ITV are obsessed with Salah

Why, what happened ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 19, 2018, 02:02:48 AM
c'mon, we set total points records (in a normal Prem season, we finish 3rd) and that season was mostly brilliant.  Remember how it felt at the time.  It was a Prague Spring in a decade of utter misery.  I only wish I had cherished it more.

Though it doesn't mean I don't think we should aim for even better, mind.

Whatís this in a normal season weíd have finished third nonsense. In a normal season the lesser teams would have got more points but your statement requires none of them extra points to come from us. Itís a nonsense
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 19, 2018, 02:03:21 AM
No wonder English players and managers get savaged when we fail.

At 1-1 vs Tunisia at half-time, Gabby Logan has said we were playing the best football of the tournament so far, and looked genuinely world class 😳
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:04:13 AM
And Frank Lampard has been the best pundit for either channel so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 02:05:41 AM
I wish weíd signed McGuire instead of Keane, heís causing Tunisia all sorts of problems from set pieces, mom so far

Think he's been awful tbh. He may be a presence from set pieces but he's in the team to defend and has looked ropey every time he's had the ball.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 02:06:03 AM
They showed Ian Wright celebrating England's goal during the half time break. The guy cracks me up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:07:03 AM
People lose their heads with England, both ways. It's either superb or awful in a lot of people's eyes.

If you just take a step back, and try to view it objectively, we've played well, created plenty of chances and would normally be a few up. More of the same, and it should be a formality.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:08:37 AM
They showed Ian Wright celebrating England's goal during the half time break. The guy cracks me up.

Everyone on Fox's panels are a bit strange except for the womenfolk.  It's like they wanted the international footy version(s) of Terry Bradshaw.  No idea why.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 19, 2018, 02:08:47 AM
Come on England, these are shyte.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:10:36 AM
now THAT was a pen
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Alanvideo on June 19, 2018, 02:11:13 AM
Still think when he retires, Rom will consider himself an Evertonian first and foremost.
..............................no chance. He didn't even consider himself an Evertonian when he was here. I'm a big fan of the guy but he made no secret of his desire to move on .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 02:11:13 AM
Everyone on Fox's panels are a bit strange except for the womenfolk.  It's like they wanted the international footy version(s) of Terry Bradshaw.  No idea why.

It's diverse for diverse sake.

I don't have any complaints with any of the pundits that have been on though. It's good that there's a big panel of options with different opinions.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:11:27 AM
What's the point of VAR, that's two blatent pens now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:12:48 AM
Need Rose and Rashford on for Young and Alli
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:14:08 AM
McGuire's having a mare here. Needs to wake the fuck up. Been poor on the ball, which is supposed to be his strength.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:14:20 AM
Alli is suffering from what every star attacking mid is suffering from this tourney (clutching and grabbing, not enough cards for it, certainly no reds)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 19, 2018, 02:15:43 AM
Alli is suffering from what every star attacking mid is suffering from this tourney (clutching and grabbing, not enough cards for it, certainly no reds)

Taking a knock?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 02:15:58 AM
Just get Rashford on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:16:32 AM
Taking a knock?

he did?  I must have missed that getting coffee
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 02:16:59 AM
boss this lad  :snigger:

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:17:04 AM
Just get Rashford on

yeah, Rashford's size and directness very much needed/warranted
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 19, 2018, 02:17:48 AM
Alli clearly injured and shouldve stayed in the dressing room 2nd half..

Var is so UEFA have others to blame when the refs blatantly miss stuff like Kanes 2 pen shouts.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:23:24 AM
What is the point of Ashley Young?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:24:24 AM
What is the point of Ashley Young?

He's a veteran who plays for United?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:24:36 AM
What is the point of Ashley Young?

To look like Marlo from the Wire, and to cut back onto his right foot and lose all momentum in a move.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 02:25:33 AM
Everything coming through Henderson.

Hence why itís 1-1 still.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 19, 2018, 02:25:46 AM
People lose their heads with England, both ways. It's either superb or awful in a lot of people's eyes.

If you just take a step back, and try to view it objectively, we've played well, created plenty of chances and would normally be a few up. More of the same, and it should be a formality.

Whenís it ever been superb
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 02:26:45 AM
Everything coming through Henderson.

Hence why it's 1-1 still.

Lingaard, Alli and Sterling are too similar.

All very capable of getting on the end of things but not really capable of dictating play
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 02:27:08 AM
Finally
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:27:28 AM
Sterling?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:28:05 AM
When’s it ever been superb

Start one game decently, and people are saying we're making the semi finals and others are saying it's the best football in the tournament. Stuff like that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:31:25 AM
The crowd seem to think they're at a Coldplay gig with their phone lights on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 02:32:20 AM
Fucking Ashley young.

Why is he not playing at West Ham yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:32:36 AM
Young needs to be dragged off here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 02:32:40 AM
The crowd seem to think they're at a Coldplay gig with their phone lights on.

God people are bellends arenít they.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 02:34:54 AM
Always a good idea when you've lost the ball in the final 3rd to give away a cheap foul so that the opposition can relieve the pressure
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:35:50 AM
Surprised he's not given Vardy a burst, the way Tunisia like to pass the ball out. Made for Vardy's pressing.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:39:10 AM
Don't get these subs like, Vardy should be on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 02:39:13 AM
Surprised he's not given Vardy a burst, the way Tunisia like to pass the ball out. Made for Vardy's pressing.

He wonít take Kane off.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 02:41:10 AM
Ronnie reckons Loftus Creek has come on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 02:42:37 AM
Young has been really dreadful, canít see him starting the next game
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:42:57 AM
Ashley Young has been abysmal on every level. What could possess anyone to take him, over players like Bertrand? It's very odd.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 19, 2018, 02:42:59 AM
No idea why Vardy is getting so underused.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:43:48 AM
You've got to have a left footer on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:45:32 AM
A braver manager would get Vardy on for a defender and go for it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 19, 2018, 02:47:26 AM
These officials are actually shit.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:49:23 AM
Also, Trippier's not been great. In there for his delivery, which has been mostly wank. Alexander Arnold is better than him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:50:10 AM
Get. The fuck. In.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 02:50:18 AM
Get in!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 02:50:39 AM
oh yes
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 19, 2018, 02:50:47 AM
Well played Kane but we've been shite in all honesty ....deserved maybe .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 19, 2018, 02:51:32 AM
Thank fuck for that, was looking a bit fat sam out there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 02:51:39 AM
lol @ Gareth Southgate's waistcoat.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:52:00 AM
Deserved
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:52:34 AM
lol @ Gareth Southgate's waistcoat.

Think he's looking smart.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 02:53:35 AM
Massive goal that for confidence going forward in this tournament
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 19, 2018, 02:54:22 AM
3 points in the bag. Far from convincing though. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 02:54:34 AM
This American degenerate gambler (who thought it would be Rashford, and bet accordingly in the 80th minute) thanks Harry Fuckface Kane! :D
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:54:36 AM
Plenty of positives to take from that.  If we'd got the pens we should have then it would have been comfortable.

Need to bin Young off though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 02:55:05 AM
Think he's looking smart.

It's in Bobby's brown shoes league.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 19, 2018, 02:55:17 AM
lol @ Gareth Southgate's waistcoat.

He's going for a game of Snooker afterwards.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 02:55:22 AM
Young shouldn't start ever again
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 02:55:51 AM
Tunisia were a right bunch of shithouses.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 02:56:23 AM
Also, Trippier's not been great. In there for his delivery, which has been mostly wank. Alexander Arnold is better than him.

I know itís a game of opinions but I couldnít disagree more, I thought that he was by far the best of the back 5 and put Young to shame by comparison
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 02:56:24 AM
Happy with that.

Get rose in for young.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 02:56:37 AM
Whereas all the other top national teams (bar France and Belgium) have all played shit and scrapped draws, England have gone one better and got the win. Who cares how they played. First game down. Beat Panama and it's an easy route out the group stage.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 19, 2018, 02:56:39 AM
FUCKING YES
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 02:56:52 AM
Tunisia were a right bunch of shithouses.

Horrible bunch of bastards.  None of the other teams that have set out defensively so far have such a bunch of cunts as them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 02:58:28 AM
Thought Trippier and Maguire both did well. Made up for Kane getting 2, should give him lots of confidence. Off day for Sterling and Young I thought, but both Rashord and Loftus-Cheek did well when they came on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 02:59:54 AM
Should be Youngís last match
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 19, 2018, 03:04:10 AM
Pickford - Had nothing to do
Trippier - A good outlet
Walker - Solid apart from the pen.  And at this level thats one mistake too many
Stones - Thought he was excellent
Maguire - Was horrible on the ball, and looked a yard off the pace off it.  Massive from set pieces though.
Young - Needs binning off
Henderson - Very Impressive
Lingard - Started well, but ran out of steam.
Alli - Again, started well until he got injured.  Should have been taken off immediately.
Sterling - Wasn't terrible, but wasn't anywhere near his best.
Kane - Got 2 goals despite having someone having off him all game.  Well done Harry!

Rashford - So positive.  Has to start the next game.
Loftus-Cheek - Again, came on and was positive.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 19, 2018, 03:05:12 AM
It's definitely a different England team right now to be able to go on to win that tonight.  In context it's a great performance really.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 03:05:55 AM
Thought Henderson did well today.

Reckon heís under and unfairly rated now actually.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Risky on June 19, 2018, 03:18:23 AM
Thought Henderson did well today.

Reckon heís under and unfairly rated now actually.

I still think he's mostly not very good.  But he did play well tonight.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 19, 2018, 03:23:30 AM
It's definitely a different England team right now to be able to go on to win that tonight.  In context it's a great performance really.

they didn't point fingers nor play like they expected to lose - huge leap forward.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 03:26:28 AM
Should beat Panama quite easily, then the big test against Belgium
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 19, 2018, 03:35:51 AM
Most refs have been alright so far, tonight he was a complete tool, hope he doesn't get anymore games
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 19, 2018, 03:52:47 AM
All the press will be about sterling but alli was poor for me. Lingard very quiet too
You notice sterling cos he was involved, shit but involved
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 04:02:01 AM
Not worth slagging off any of them.

They won, played some decent football but couldnít really sustain it.

What we expect from them really.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 19, 2018, 04:15:29 AM
Lukaku scores twice and thinks I am winning this golden boot thingy for sure. Up pops Harry Kane to ruin it yet again for him. Reckon he hates Harry Kane with a passion.0
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 04:16:52 AM
Lukaku scores twice and thinks I am winning this golden boot thingy for sure. Up pops Harry Kane to ruin it yet again for him. Reckon he hates Harry Kane with a passion.0

reckon the guy with 3 v Spain might have something to say about that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 19, 2018, 04:20:01 AM
Streams?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 04:40:08 AM
Lukaku scores twice and thinks I am winning this golden boot thingy for sure. Up pops Harry Kane to ruin it yet again for him. Reckon he hates Harry Kane with a passion.0

Lukaku talks the talk while Kane walks the walk.

Utd would swap them and give Spurs £50m in a heartbeat I reckon.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 19, 2018, 04:48:57 AM
reckon the guy with 3 v Spain might have something to say about that

For sure, just think Belgium and Engand have the potential to go further.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 19, 2018, 04:50:04 AM
For sure, just think Belgium and Engand have the potential to go further.

really? Recon Portugal may go all the way
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 19, 2018, 04:50:52 AM
really? Recon Portugal may go all the way

Nah, too reliant on one guy is never a good thing.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 19, 2018, 04:52:48 AM
Lukaku talks the talk while Kane walks the walk.

Utd would swap them and give Spurs £50m in a heartbeat I reckon.
Dya reckon?
I don't think there's a lot between them tbh
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 05:07:09 AM
Dya reckon?
I don't think there's a lot between them tbh

Think their goal records in this league say differently most importantly. But so does Kaneís willingness to work hard without the ball (which Mourinho lives), and the simple fact heís Englandís number 9 and starman (which Utd as a brand would love).

Like I say if thereís a straight up choice between the two Utd I reckon Utd would go for Kane every time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 05:10:18 AM
Portugal are my pick for the tournament.

Only problem is the defence but theyíve got plenty of very good players elsewhere surrounded by the ultimate winner.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 19, 2018, 05:11:35 AM
Portugal are my pick for the tournament.

Only problem is the defence but theyíve got plenty of very good players elsewhere surrounded by the ultimate winner.

Agree.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 19, 2018, 05:12:16 AM
Nah, too reliant on one guy is never a good thing.

Think England more reliant on Kane...Portugal very good team
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 19, 2018, 05:20:11 AM
Let's say we beat Panama. Will we go full strength against Belgium or play a second string to keep key players fresh for the knockout?

For me we should go more of less full strength to try keep the momentum going and try get the confidence boost a result against Belgium would provide.

England managers of old though would rest players a number of players I reckon. Southgate I'm not sure what he'll do.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 19, 2018, 05:21:31 AM
I canít believe England actually had a go and created chances, we were actually good tonight
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 05:27:50 AM
Weíll beat Portugal. Our front four would kill their defence.

Itís a tournament too far for Germany could see them going out in the group stage.

France are a team of individuals.

At the moment itís Spain or Brazil for me. As poor as Brazil were i get the feeling theyíre just growing into the tournament and will turn in on in the group stages.

As for England, I think we look the most coherent team so far and thereís a real movement about them at the moment. I can see us getting to the semis with the way itís mapped out for us.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 05:38:08 AM
Let's say we beat Panama. Will we go full strength against Belgium or play a second string to keep key players fresh for the knockout?

For me we should go more of less full strength to try keep the momentum going and try get the confidence boost a result against Belgium would provide.

England managers of old though would rest players a number of players I reckon. Southgate I'm not sure what he'll do.


Could be a big reward for finishing top of this group now.

If you assume Germany finish as group runners up after their defeat to Mexico and Brazil still win their group then one of those will be QF opponents for our group's runner up.

Whilst the winner of our group would face the likes of Mexico, Sweden, Serbia or Switzerland in the QF.

Don't think it really matters immediately for the last 16 because any of Colombia, Senegal, Japan and Poland in the other group could finish in any order for me.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 19, 2018, 06:07:09 AM
really? Recon Portugal may go all the way

They did win Euros with CR7 out for the final, not a bad bet that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 06:53:21 AM
I think we'll go out in the quarters, when we meet a strong side. We're decent but there's a few glaring weaknesses to exploit. The defence being the primary one. Tunisia barely tested it, and every time they did, they got some joy. McGuire-Stones-Walker will get rinsed by quality teams.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 19, 2018, 07:08:19 AM
I think we'll go out in the quarters, when we meet a strong side. We're decent but there's a few glaring weaknesses to exploit. The defence being the primary one. Tunisia barely tested it, and every time they did, they got some joy. McGuire-Stones-Walker will get rinsed by quality teams.

Are you purposely spelling his name wrong because you want Maguire to be Scottish?

I wouldn't be surprised to see us lose in the last 16 to Poland/Colombia if it panned out like that.

Which would be fine because the England setup needed to change and the atmosphere around the team did too. Southgate has gone a long way in doing that but there hasn't been enough time to change everything. 2020 and 2022 and more will be expected.

You never know in tournaments like this though. Most winners get a huge slice of luck at some stage and we might get some at just the right time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 07:17:11 AM
Are you purposely spelling his name wrong because you want Maguire to be Scottish?

I wouldn't be surprised to see us lose in the last 16 to Poland/Colombia if it panned out like that.

Which would be fine because the England setup needed to change and the atmosphere around the team did too. Southgate has gone a long way in doing that but there hasn't been enough time to change everything. 2020 and 2022 and more will be expected.

You never know in tournaments like this though. Most winners get a huge slice of luck at some stage and we might get some at just the right time.

I actually like him, but thought he was shite tonight for most of the game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 19, 2018, 11:40:20 AM
Think a Senegal could cause some upsets. Some very good players and Mane can beat anyone on his day.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 01:21:05 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/shortcuts/2018/jun/18/eni-aluko-alex-scott-stars-world-cup-commentary
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toddacelli on June 19, 2018, 02:18:44 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/shortcuts/2018/jun/18/eni-aluko-alex-scott-stars-world-cup-commentary

Great finish to the article - "The onus is now on broadcasters to look beyond the name and start expecting more from their stars. This is the biggest show on earth and being an ex-professional footballer does not automatically mean you are qualified or mean fans want to listen to you."

But I wonder what we would lose if we stop having ridiculous ex-footballers to laugh/shout at during these things. I love a bit of Kammy! Plus, call me sexist, but I wouldn't feel as comfortable hurling the same abuse I do at the likes of Dixon and Merson at a woman.   :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 19, 2018, 02:21:25 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/shortcuts/2018/jun/18/eni-aluko-alex-scott-stars-world-cup-commentary
Patrice Evra applauding her pissed me off way more than it should of, especially the way he was going on like he'd had 10 pints, the fucking tit.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 04:46:01 PM
I thought Maguire was pretty important to England last night. I mean he looks really clumsy and uncomfortable on the ball but he was always trying to drive forward, even overlapping on the left wing once and took responsibility, he was a constant threat in the air too. I think he plays without fear, too. I find him strangely likeable, even if he does look like a policeman from the 1950s or something

Of course there are plenty of better centre backs at the tournament but he's been given a chance and he's going for it. Fair play to the man
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 19, 2018, 06:15:09 PM
Dya reckon?
I don't think there's a lot between them tbh

You think lukaku is as good as Kane? I donít think itís remotely close. Spurs wouldnít consider for a second lukaku and 50m for Kane
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 06:31:42 PM
You think lukaku is as good as Kane? I donít think itís remotely close. Spurs wouldnít consider for a second lukaku and 50m for Kane

Lukaku is more of a linear striker. Most of his goals are inside the box and quite simple. Kane scores from anywhere. It's like the difference between Lineker and Shearer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 19, 2018, 06:50:31 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/shortcuts/2018/jun/18/eni-aluko-alex-scott-stars-world-cup-commentary

Aluko comes across really knowledgeable of the game and is articulate unlike turds like danny murphy and lawro
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2018, 06:54:51 PM
Nice kit Colombia is wearing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 19, 2018, 06:58:21 PM
I can't believe the Colombian national team nickname is the coffee growers, I thought they were more renown for growing other things
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 06:58:27 PM
Is James on the bench?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2018, 07:00:21 PM
I can't believe the Colombian national team nickname is the coffee growers, I thought they were more renown for growing other things
I think they cook these days instead of grow
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 19, 2018, 07:01:15 PM
Is James on the bench?

Hes shown as on the bench but I think the whole squad can be on the bench
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2018, 07:08:50 PM
Disaster for Columbia here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 07:16:50 PM
Commence Operation Appeal/Go Down at Every Opportunity for Colombia
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 19, 2018, 07:28:24 PM
Dont envy the guy who was sent off , jeez, wouldnt park my car near any diners down town medellin
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 07:30:15 PM
Wasn't a Columbia player murdered for making a mistake which got them knocked out of the World Cup in America?

Edit, yes he was

Quote
Escobar's infamous own goal occurred in a match against the United States on June 22, in the second match for Colombia at the 1994 World Cup. Stretching to block a cross from American midfielder John Harkes, he inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net. The United States won the game, 2Ė1.[15]

After the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Escobar decided to return to Colombia instead of visiting relatives in Las Vegas, Nevada.[11] On the evening of July 1, 1994, five days after the elimination of Colombia from the World Cup, Escobar called his friends, and they went to a bar in the El Poblado neighborhood in MedellŪn. Then they went to a liquor store. Shortly afterwards, they arrived at the El Indio nightclub. His friends split up. At approximately 3:00 the next morning, Escobar was alone in the parking lot of El Indio, in his car, when three men appeared. They began arguing with him. Two of the men took out handguns.[16] Escobar was shot six times with a .38 caliber pistol.[8] It was reported that the killer shouted "°Gol!" ("Goal!") after every shot, once for each time the South American football commentator said it during the broadcast.[17] The group then drove away in a Toyota pickup truck, leaving Escobar to bleed to death. Escobar was rushed to the hospital where he died 45 minutes later.[16][18][19]

Kin hell
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 19, 2018, 07:39:52 PM
Get on the keeper saying no

Mate, it's in
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 19, 2018, 07:40:07 PM
Terrible keeping
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 07:41:04 PM
Never a free-kick. Not for Colombia anyway.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
They deserve to be level
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 07:42:35 PM
Falcao pissing me right off here, get a fucking grip.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 19, 2018, 07:43:44 PM
Terrible keeping

Absolutely shocking matey
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 07:46:14 PM
They deserve to be level

They've looked more dangerous but they're only playing Japan. Hardly been banging on the door though. And the constant theatrics are ridiculous.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 07:47:41 PM
They've looked more dangerous but they're only playing Japan. Hardly been banging on the door though. And the constant theatrics are ridiculous.

Yes, but it's expected, they've been doing it for years
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 07:47:52 PM
Commentators taking the piss out of Isco the other day for asking for VAR when it was goal line technology he wanted. That rectangle symbol just means show me it on a fucking screen mate!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 19, 2018, 07:54:27 PM
Love a free kick going under a wall me.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 07:56:50 PM
Yes, but it's expected, they've been doing it for years

True, doesn't make it any less annoying, though. The free-kick should've been picked up by VAR. It's either a Japan free-kick or 50/50, never in a million years should that go Colombia's way.

What's the point in using VAR if they're going to pick and choose when to apply it? Surely a free-kick on the edge of the box is a 'game-changing incident'.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 08:01:25 PM
Love a free kick going under a wall me.

You don't see that very often these days.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 19, 2018, 08:02:06 PM
True, doesn't make it any less annoying, though. The free-kick should've been picked up by VAR. It's either a Japan free-kick or 50/50, never in a million years should that go Colombia's way.

What's the point in using VAR if they're going to pick and choose when to apply it? Surely a free-kick on the edge of the box is a 'game-changing incident'.
If they went to VAR on every decision needing made the spectacle of the game would be lost
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 19, 2018, 08:09:16 PM
If they went to VAR on every decision needing made the spectacle of the game would be lost

The game had already stopped, though. I'm not saying use it every time, but the brief was for potentially game-changing moments. As with the ludicrous Tunisian defending last night - surely the spectacle can take a slight hit if it means we have the correct decision?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 19, 2018, 08:25:59 PM
Enjoying listening to Leon Osman special comments on radio in Aus (and presumably elsewhere around the world)
10x P Neville
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 19, 2018, 08:27:31 PM
You don't see that very often these days.
Must be harder to hit it sweet and under a wall without scuffing, or maybe just me, haha.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 19, 2018, 08:31:52 PM
Wernt we strongly linked with honda a while back ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 08:32:02 PM
Iím done with betting in this World Cup.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 19, 2018, 08:37:56 PM
I'm done with betting in this World Cup.

I put £20 on Colombia to make the Semis
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 09:01:49 PM
Disappointed with Colombia, well deserved win for Japan
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 09:08:49 PM
Top 2 in Englands group play the top 2 in Japan's group, prediction

Belgium win our group
Japan finish second in theirs so they play eachother

England finish second
Poland win theirs so play eachother
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 09:14:03 PM
Think England will beat Belgium and top the group
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 19, 2018, 09:15:56 PM
Getting a bit bored with all the over focus on Salah, he is not the only player to have ever been injured before a World Cup.

Not his doing and I hope he does play and shows what he can do on the biggest stage.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 19, 2018, 09:25:51 PM
I put £20 on Colombia to make the Semis

A few of their female fans made me semis
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 19, 2018, 09:27:50 PM
Liked the Russian lady who did the segment about the hosts first game - think she was one of the Russian players wife.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 19, 2018, 09:29:19 PM
Getting a bit bored with all the over focus on Salah, he is not the only player to have ever been injured before a World Cup.

Not his doing and I hope he does play and shows what he can do on the biggest stage.

Be a terrible shame if he got injured wouldn't it, I mean If I was the Russia manager I'd be telling my players to test his shoulder out straight away
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 09:39:10 PM
Big Gana up next, growing on me this world cup

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 19, 2018, 09:47:08 PM
Not sure patrice actually means if the striker scores the team know they can cunt on you
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 10:39:44 PM
Go ed laddddddd
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 19, 2018, 10:40:03 PM
There is our goalscoring midfielder
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 10:40:50 PM
Boycotting the whole competition if Gana doesnít get that goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 19, 2018, 10:41:00 PM
Woo hoo woo hoo hoo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 10:43:26 PM
Boycotting the whole competition if Gana doesnít get that goal.

Bye.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 10:43:42 PM
Fuming
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 19, 2018, 10:43:51 PM
Boycotting the whole competition if Gana doesnít get that goal.

Think they've already ruled it an OG. Not sure Gueye's initial shot was even on target, looked to be going wide of the left post. If it was on target they may have given it to him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 10:45:53 PM
Think they've already ruled it an OG. Not sure Gueye's initial shot was even on target, looked to be going wide of the left post. If it was on target they may have given it to him.

Flying in top corner for me Clive.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 19, 2018, 10:46:10 PM
Senegal's manager is a bit of a cool dude
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 19, 2018, 10:48:21 PM
Would be the first African team to win in this World Cup wouldn't it so far if they can hold on?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 19, 2018, 10:49:23 PM
Gueye fancying his chances from anywhere now :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 11:14:34 PM
Some beasts on that Senegal team

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 11:19:24 PM
With Bob Marley their manager, I'm going all in for Senegal here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 19, 2018, 11:21:55 PM
VAR need to check that again for stupidity.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 19, 2018, 11:23:17 PM
Good on Senegal. Really pleased for them. Was also impressed with Japan earlier.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 11:45:41 PM
Poland look crap. Krychowiak has dropped massively since the last euros, was disappointing for West Brom

Also has Lewandowski lost it a bit?

Looks like he's desperately trying to stay young with that haircut
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 19, 2018, 11:46:38 PM
I mean he's obvs great at headers!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 19, 2018, 11:48:42 PM
Think a Senegal could cause some upsets. Some very good players and Mane can beat anyone on his day.

This guy knows what he is talking about
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 19, 2018, 11:55:16 PM
Good on Senegal. Really pleased for them. Was also impressed with Japan earlier.

Was thinking about how when I was a kid, we played a game called "Japanese football", which involved hitting the ball through opponents' legs with your hand.

They've come a very long way since then. True, Japanese companies ploughed a shitload of money into the J-League in the 90s, but unlike in China, it brought tangible result.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 19, 2018, 11:55:45 PM
Remember the days when African nations were so "naive" at this level? Big changes in the past 20 odd years.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 19, 2018, 11:55:53 PM
At least Gueye was sensible enough to just hold it on the sideline near the corner..... the rest of them need to work on game management....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 19, 2018, 11:57:03 PM
Remember the days when African nations were so "naive" at this level? Big changes in the past 20 odd years.

Not sure about big changes, they were still trying to whip it into the box with a minute to go, just hold onto the ball!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 19, 2018, 11:59:33 PM
Nearly gave me a heart attack in the end the bunch of mad bastards
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 20, 2018, 12:02:02 AM
Group of death Group H. 4 really good teams
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 20, 2018, 12:05:39 AM
Big Slaven knocking out an African stereotype there - saying African players don't normally play together as a team. Bit harsh like and not even sure it's in any way true. As opposed to those French and Dutch players, who play for each other so often?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 12:13:05 AM
Some positivity on the punditry front, Michael O'Neill the northern Ireland manager has been decent, he's on here with Richard Dunne and Dunphy, another positive is there's a woman presenting and they've also introduced some current and ex female professional players too on the panel for some games who've been very insightful
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 20, 2018, 12:49:19 AM
Hope Russia send Salah packing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 12:56:36 AM
i'm hoping for lots of Egyptian tears here, have enough of the Salah orgies across all media
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 20, 2018, 01:01:55 AM
10 seconds in and Pearce is already rattling through his fucking 'fact sheet'
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 01:04:18 AM
No red button option, so will watch this with no volume as listening to these two is torture.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 20, 2018, 01:21:34 AM
Kopite on Facebook's changed his profile picture to one of Salah with a World Cup filter on. 39 years old and still lives with his parents as well, bet he's got the posters on the wall, duvet cover, pyjamas, the works.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 20, 2018, 01:26:03 AM
No red button option, so will watch this with no volume as listening to these two is torture.

Stick the radio on in the background
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 20, 2018, 01:31:46 AM
The Salah wank-a-thon is nauseating.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 20, 2018, 01:35:47 AM
Dzyuba with easily the broadest shoulders in world cup history
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 20, 2018, 01:37:58 AM
Dzyuba with easily the broadest shoulders in world cup history
nah, that check fella, 6"9 centre forward with the slaphead
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 20, 2018, 01:38:18 AM
nah, that check fella, 6"9 centre forward with the slaphead

Janker?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 20, 2018, 01:38:55 AM
Jan Koller!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 20, 2018, 01:40:26 AM
Lovely mench for Jan Koller.

Canít beat a big unit up top.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 20, 2018, 01:40:49 AM
Jan Koller!
Scored a header i want to say in the 2004 Euros that nearly blew the net off.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 20, 2018, 01:42:27 AM
I'm looking forward to the whole half time break being dedicated to Mo 'Anonymous' Salah, and how everything he's done has been world class, including not being arsed to defend or track back
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 01:45:43 AM
Looks like Danny Murphy has found another arse to lick, Stevie G will be jealous.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 20, 2018, 01:45:59 AM
Jan Koller!
yep, big unit like
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 20, 2018, 01:46:17 AM
Used to love the czechs, they were always my go to team on the ISS pro games
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 20, 2018, 01:46:47 AM
Janker?
i didnt call you names
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 20, 2018, 01:49:51 AM
Big Jan Koller was fucking class.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: 74Blue on June 20, 2018, 01:53:58 AM
What is with the fucking Salah wankfest. He's done the square root of fuck all in this game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 20, 2018, 02:05:45 AM
What is with the fucking Salah wankfest. He's done the square root of fuck all in this game.

I still he think he does that most games, he just has a great knack of popping up and scoring goals. Maybe that's the sign of a great player?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 02:16:37 AM
Liverpool fans at footy training have decided that if Egypt go out, they will support Senegal, few said Brazil but were talked out of it because that Judas twat Coutihno plays for them
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 20, 2018, 02:17:01 AM
Well it looks like he is going to be well rested for the new season.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 02:17:31 AM
Pearce - what a terrible sadness for Salah

Fuck off!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 20, 2018, 02:17:32 AM
Fuck off Pearce, "what a terrible sadness it would be for Salah after the season he's had". Is it fuck.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 02:18:48 AM
Bye bye Salah
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 02:19:15 AM
Really enjoying this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 20, 2018, 02:19:30 AM
Fucking hell, 8 goals in two games for the apparent worst Russian team ever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 20, 2018, 02:20:31 AM
I love it when the host country does well. Adds to the overall buzz of the tournament.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 20, 2018, 02:21:15 AM
Enjoying the game immensely.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: 74Blue on June 20, 2018, 02:22:12 AM
Anyone ready to start the petition for Egypt to get given the points because Salah is not fully fit and they don't deserve to go out because Salah is the Egyptian king and he suffered a potentially career threatening snapped shoelace and a nasty bruise to his shoulder when Sergio Ramos brutally attacked him in cold blood.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 02:22:24 AM
Good for the host nation to be doing well and to be in the next round.

Also this Mo Salah love in will end tonight hopefully, he has had one fabulous season but is getting more plaudits than genuine legends of the game, Ronaldo and Messi.

Bet the Liverpool fans will blame this on Sergio Ramos being a secret agent for Russia, who was ordered by Putin to injure Salah.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: 74Blue on June 20, 2018, 02:24:09 AM
Just need Salah to do his fucking cruciate with no other player within 10 yards of him and tonight will finish quite nicely.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: MmmblueBernard on June 20, 2018, 02:26:55 AM
I love it when the host country does well. Adds to the overall buzz of the tournament.

Commie bastard.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 20, 2018, 02:30:31 AM
weird cunt.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 02:31:16 AM
Dreamt of this moment all his life

Yeah cos every football player dreams of scoring a penalty when your 3-0 down and almost certainly out of the world cup
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 02:32:21 AM
Hoping Icarus kicks in and sees these Russians through to the end
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 20, 2018, 02:36:58 AM
The cameraman must be a RS fan. Back in the good old days they used to scan the crowd for hotties, not continually home in on Salah.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 20, 2018, 02:51:13 AM
this is actually weirding me out now, the absolute salahfest.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 02:51:38 AM
Give me tears
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 20, 2018, 02:54:29 AM
https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1009158658712891393
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 20, 2018, 03:26:13 AM
https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1009158658712891393

Jesus
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 03:26:41 AM
That's gotta be a wind up
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 20, 2018, 03:28:06 AM
I'm just thinking if he was our player.  lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 03:29:12 AM
Ramos is a bastard

https://twitter.com/OllieHolt22/status/1009154354673221632
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 03:31:12 AM
It is no wonder Mo Salah did not play like he can, as it must be hard having to run around a pitch with the majority of the British sport media up your arse.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 03:40:31 AM
Let it go Holt
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 20, 2018, 03:53:46 AM
The more the British media get up Salahs rectum the more I like Ramos for injuring him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 20, 2018, 05:23:47 AM
https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1009158658712891393
This is fucking nauseating
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on June 20, 2018, 06:15:34 AM
That Maddock is one weird fucker
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 20, 2018, 08:36:46 AM
I love it when the host country does well. Adds to the overall buzz of the tournament.

You and trump too. Just sayin'
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 20, 2018, 09:34:20 AM
https://twitter.com/MaddockMirror/status/1009158658712891393

Turn it in you fucking weapon (not you @Audrey Horne (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=725) )
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 20, 2018, 01:40:04 PM
Pathetic this, they're on about it on BBC Breakfast now. He had a slight shoulder injury that kept him out for 3 weeks not some kind of career threatening injury that he was out for a year with.

He had a shit game with an average team, get over it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 02:21:08 PM
Poor fella had a nasty bruise on his shoulder, he could've died! Egypt would deffo win the World Cup if he was ok
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 20, 2018, 02:54:36 PM
Its bordering on the absurd the amount of media coverage a player with a slight shoulder injury and how its effected his nation who are absolute shite anyway
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 20, 2018, 02:58:05 PM
Thing is, yes itís absolutely ridiculous and cringeworthy and Murphy has just been called out on 5 Live for creaming everytime Salah was in shot but none of this is Salahs fault and I get the impression heís quite a decent bloke.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 03:06:57 PM
Hoping to see another fabulous performance by Ronaldo today. Toyed with the idea of putting him in my fantasy team before the tournament began, but went with a front three of Werner, Lukaku and Neymar, as they looked to have easier first couple of games.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 20, 2018, 03:16:28 PM
Morocco were my dark horses before the tournament so Iím keepon faith with them and think they could frustrate Portugal today.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 20, 2018, 03:47:03 PM
Its bordering on the absurd the amount of media coverage a player with a slight shoulder injury and how its effected his nation who are absolute shite anyway

Hahaha

"Maybe he caught concussion from sitting to close to Karius"

The meltdown that causes  lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 04:31:13 PM
Pathetic this, they're on about it on BBC Breakfast now. He had a slight shoulder injury that kept him out for 3 weeks not some kind of career threatening injury that he was out for a year with.

He had a shit game with an average team, get over it.

Heartless you
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 20, 2018, 07:09:58 PM
Slightly late turning on, and Portugal are already 1-0 :o
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 20, 2018, 07:18:35 PM
Shite that Ronaldo fella isn't he

https://twitter.com/OptaJoe/status/1009407388246577152

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 20, 2018, 07:24:46 PM
Commentator ďCarvalho slow to moveĒ
Known ďhe looks fast asleepĒ

Nur Said !
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 20, 2018, 07:31:10 PM
This ref is terrible.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 07:37:10 PM
Carvalho reminds of the cartoon character Droopy and Witsel is the spit of Rembrandt from The Warriors movie.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 20, 2018, 07:43:51 PM
I hope Portugal win the whole thing. A truly world class player needs to have a world cup trophy in his trophy collection. Especially if he's the one dragging them there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 20, 2018, 07:52:18 PM
Portugal really ainít that good but when you have someone like Ronaldo they can drag you to wins
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 07:54:20 PM
Ronaldo deserves all the plaudits as many who have coached him and played alongside him, all say that no one works harder than him to improve his game. He has been at the top for so many years and maintains such a high level.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 20, 2018, 08:08:09 PM
Carvalho has a bigger turning circle than Gareth Barry
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 20, 2018, 08:10:18 PM
Want to kill myself for doing £30 worth of spread bets and not one of them including Ronaldo top scorer.

Just really fancied morocco to get out this group at Portugalís expense.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 20, 2018, 08:13:30 PM
Carvalho has a bigger turning circle than Gareth Barry
hes got a bigger turning circle than jupiter
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 08:14:54 PM
Great save that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 20, 2018, 08:17:58 PM
Carvalho ambles about like Yaya Toure , thats where the similarities end really

Ziyech looks decent for Morocco

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 08:18:30 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5865123/BBCs-Vicki-Sparks-makes-history-female-World-Cup-commentator.html
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 20, 2018, 08:19:34 PM
Carvalho ambles about like Yaya Toure , thats where the similarities end really

Ziyech looks decent for Morocco



Looked like he was decelerating when he ran foward a moment ago.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 20, 2018, 08:44:09 PM
Such a bellend, Ronaldo. What a pathetic dive. Awful at free kicks as well.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 20, 2018, 08:50:05 PM
Carvalho is absolute garbage
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 20, 2018, 08:52:05 PM
Listening on five live here.

Benatia sounds like heís missing sitters all over the shop.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 20, 2018, 08:58:53 PM
Listening on five live here.

Benatia sounds like heís missing sitters all over the shop.

Not sitters at all. Just shooting chances with about 5 defenders on him in the box. Could've done better but not as bad as being made out.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 20, 2018, 09:03:12 PM
Listening on five live here.

Benatia sounds like he's missing sitters all over the shop.
Nah they weren't sitters like, he was just smashing shit everywhere
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 20, 2018, 09:04:56 PM
Fancy Uruguay to get a bagful of goals here against the Saudi's.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 20, 2018, 09:09:44 PM
Feel a bit sorry for Morocco there. Deserved summat from that game, and were robbed against Iran.

Portugal aren't winning anything based on the two games I've seen. Quite an average side in a lot of ways, and gone backwards since the Euros.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 20, 2018, 10:24:44 PM
Top keeping....  ::)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 20, 2018, 10:25:22 PM
Bit of a weird flight on the ball in the air from that corner for the goal.  Like a Fifa online glitch.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 20, 2018, 10:54:34 PM
Rio's my favourite pundit. Think he's brilliant me.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 20, 2018, 11:58:42 PM
Nah they weren't sitters like, he was just smashing shit everywhere

They were pretty bad. Not saying he should have scored but he should be hitting the target or having them blocked. He blasted every one of them over
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 21, 2018, 12:29:06 AM
Will it be a hat trick of shit games today??
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 21, 2018, 01:36:59 AM
Iran are doing well
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 21, 2018, 01:37:38 AM
Hope Iran win this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 01:38:06 AM
More Iranian women please.

The most beautiful women in the world.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 21, 2018, 01:39:56 AM
Penalties aside, anyone feel like the referees has been extremely lenient this tournament?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 01:44:07 AM
Starting to realise I donít have to watch every game.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 21, 2018, 01:54:11 AM
Starting to realise I donít have to watch every game.



Tomorrow will be decent

Australia v Denmark
France v Peru
Argentina v Croatia
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 01:59:19 AM
Penalties aside, anyone feel like the referees has been extremely lenient this tournament?

Yeah, there's been nowhere near as many bookings as you'd get in the prem.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 21, 2018, 02:14:43 AM
Flukiest goal ever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 02:14:49 AM
Massively harsh on Iran that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 21, 2018, 02:23:42 AM
They all looked offside when it was taken
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 02:24:15 AM
Gutted.

Lino should be spotting that though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 21, 2018, 02:27:09 AM
Love a bit of VAR drama. They need to fuck off surrounding the ref though, it's out of his hands by then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 02:27:28 AM
Gutted.

Lino should be spotting that though.

They've been told not to though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 02:42:04 AM
Danny Baker is a proper arl arse.  He needs to get together for a pint with Lawrenson and they can have a competition to see whos the more miserable.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 21, 2018, 02:42:51 AM
Iran having a real go here. Probably won't amount to anything other than a second for Spain though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 02:44:26 AM
Reckon Iran could do Portugal in the last game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 21, 2018, 02:54:47 AM
Haha wtf was he thinking with that throw
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 21, 2018, 02:58:05 AM
Starting to realise I don't have to watch every game.
I missed Uruguay Saudi today went the gun for half hour, fully zoned in there and saw the last 10 minutes, doesn't seem I missed much.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cassius on June 21, 2018, 02:58:28 AM
Looking forward to hearing Roy Keane's take on the game now, and then watch him ignore the other three pundits with a simmering anger, for being ignorant and unprofessional buffoons.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 21, 2018, 02:59:01 AM
Haha wtf was he thinking with that throw
Fucking knobhead behaviour it was
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 21, 2018, 03:00:19 AM
Reckon Iran could do Portugal in the last game.

Portugal are quite poor. Wouldn't surprise me if iran put them out. Can see them struggling with Russia or Uruguay too
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 03:02:53 AM
Haha wtf was he thinking with that throw

Before: "I'm going to be famous!"
After: "Ah, I made a right cunt of myself."
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 21, 2018, 03:10:16 AM
Ronaldo wonít let Portugal lose to Iran.

Canít really understand why everyone is writing them off. They beat France in the final two years without Ronaldo so theyíre not a bad team in the slightest.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 21, 2018, 03:12:44 AM
Iran kind of stole a piece of my heart then. Really wanted them to get one at the end
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2018, 03:19:33 AM
Gutted for Iran, think they could do Portugal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Craig_1878 on June 21, 2018, 03:24:54 AM
Nah Portugal will beat them comfortably. Think they could be darkhorses to win the whole thing tbf - if Ronaldo keeps on scoring of course.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 03:24:54 AM
Iran kind of stole a piece of my heart then. Really wanted them to get one at the end

Yeah, if Spain weren't winning 2-0 I wanted Iran to equalise.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2018, 03:26:51 AM
Oh and Spain were awful there. Dunno if people watched Portugal earlier, but they were comfortably outplayed by Morocco.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 21, 2018, 03:32:45 AM
Wasnt impressed with Portugal earlier but I think they were just going through the motions having scored early doors
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 21, 2018, 03:36:51 AM
Not been massively impressed by anyone tbh
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 21, 2018, 03:41:00 AM
Oh and Spain were awful there. Dunno if people watched Portugal earlier, but they were comfortably outplayed by Morocco.

Yeah watched every game and I can concur Portugal were awful and shouldnít of won that match
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 03:45:40 AM
A test will be how England do against Panama and Belgium against Tunisia.  If Belgium rip Tunisia apart then it puts the first half from Monday night in perspective, but so far thats the best 45 minutes i've seen from anyone.

We've not seen Brazil or Argentina in full flight yet, which we might do against teams who maybe more open after the initial 'mustn't lose' first games.

But by the end of the second round of games we should have a better idea of the playing field.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 03:47:09 AM
Phil neville didnít know Uruguay had won the World Cup twice.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 21, 2018, 03:50:12 AM
Phil neville didnít know Uruguay had won the World Cup twice.

That was before football was invented in 1992 though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2018, 05:18:55 AM
Good read:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/20/england-changed-shape-world-cup-2018-steve-holland-tactics
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 21, 2018, 03:03:38 PM
must admit I switched over to RTE when I heard her commentate, just couldn't stand her voice like. Had to put the telly on mute though as Ray Houghton was doing my head in over there, all and all it's been a shocking world cup so far for commentators and co commentators, has it always been this bad or are am I just a contrary fucker?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/world-cup-2018/watch-john-terry-releases-a-video-statement-after-an-instagram-message-sparks-claims-of-sexism-37033565.html
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 21, 2018, 04:19:00 PM
must admit I switched over to RTE when I heard her commentate, just couldn't stand her voice like. Had to put the telly on mute though as Ray Houghton was doing my head in over there, all and all it's been a shocking world cup so far for commentators and co commentators, has it always been this bad or are am I just a contrary fucker?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/world-cup-2018/watch-john-terry-releases-a-video-statement-after-an-instagram-message-sparks-claims-of-sexism-37033565.html
We used to have brian moore, gerald sinstadt, brill they were
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 21, 2018, 06:38:56 PM
Clive Tyldesley, gets on my nerves when he goes high pitched when saying any players name that ends in and I or a Y - I always think that his co-presenter has grabbed his privates at that moment.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2018, 07:07:40 PM
Pyar tekkers from Eriksen there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 21, 2018, 07:17:43 PM
Great finish from Eriksen
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 07:35:44 PM
Leon Osman is really enjoyable on five live.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 21, 2018, 07:44:32 PM
Nah fuck off can you give a pen for that, let alone a yellow card
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Major Clanger on June 21, 2018, 08:10:22 PM
Feels great on the bandwagon. :)

https://gabibocraft.ghost.io/back-in-the-ussr/
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 21, 2018, 08:15:31 PM
Has a referee over ruled VAR yet?  Can they?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 21, 2018, 08:17:44 PM
Has a referee over ruled VAR yet?  Can they?

They can but apparently the ref is only called on to have a look at it if it's clear he was wrong. So it's unlikely he'll stick to the original decision
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 21, 2018, 08:21:39 PM
I'm enjoying this game, end to end
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 21, 2018, 08:25:00 PM
Has a referee over ruled VAR yet?  Can they?

Yeah the ref has the final say on all matters still. He can choose to not look at the VAR, he can overrule the VAR, or go with it.

I think it's working well. You'll still get ones where it's a matter of opinion, even with the replay, like that pen in this game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 21, 2018, 08:33:00 PM
The commentator has just said he should ask Mo Salah about the shoulder injury
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 21, 2018, 08:37:14 PM
Yeah the ref has the final say on all matters still. He can choose to not look at the VAR, he can overrule the VAR, or go with it.

I think it's working well. You'll still get ones where it's a matter of opinion, even with the replay, like that pen in this game.
I just think it's pointless having him watch it. Should just say "we've seen it you're wrong" and save time that way.

I think it's worked well but time is what people are concerned over so take that waste out and just over rule the ref. They gave the assistants and referees head sets so they didn't have to talk face to face which saved time. If the ref is going to go with VAR every time then just get rid of the screen and waste of time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 21, 2018, 08:39:11 PM
The commentator has just said he should ask Mo Salah about the shoulder injury

Salah is now a world renowned expert in the field of shoulder injuries don't you know
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 21, 2018, 09:21:55 PM
france v peru next, another struggle for the big team or a high scoring victory
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 21, 2018, 09:24:29 PM
france v peru next, another struggle for the big team or a high scoring victory
I have to go to bed now, working in the morning, itís fucked when work gets in the way of the footie so Iíll miss the next two games
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 09:34:07 PM
Just finishing work.

Straight the pub for this one.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 21, 2018, 09:35:14 PM
I have to go to bed now, working in the morning, itís fucked when work gets in the way of the footie so Iíll miss the next two games
Agree with that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 21, 2018, 09:36:49 PM
france v peru next, another struggle for the big team or a high scoring victory
hoping Peru win and think itís possible, but not sure thatís the best result for AUS, or if it matters.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 21, 2018, 09:38:39 PM
Nah fuck off can you give a pen for that, let alone a yellow card
Shoulda been red. 😏
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 21, 2018, 09:39:34 PM
Leon Osman is really enjoyable on five live.
He was great the other night. Especially when you compare him to PNeville
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 21, 2018, 11:40:57 PM
Not having this dembele fella.

Never seen him play well.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 22, 2018, 12:03:44 AM
ITV with Evra, Keane and Giggs all sitting there like they couldn't give a fuck and would rather be anywhere else.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 01:03:21 AM
Third night on the bounce Iíve got the co-op meal deal for the World Cup.

Two pizzas and 4 buds for a fiver lads.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 22, 2018, 01:09:05 AM
Third night on the bounce Iíve got the co-op meal deal for the World Cup.

Two pizzas and 4 buds for a fiver lads.

How much is a pint over there normally? E4.60 here for a pint of Guinness
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 22, 2018, 01:24:09 AM
Argentinian defence is a shambles.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 22, 2018, 01:37:43 AM
Maradona looks like Manny out of modern family. 
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 01:47:01 AM
Should have been about ten yellows this half
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 01:54:51 AM
Iím enjoying this game
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 02:09:18 AM
What a player Modric is.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 02:10:40 AM
Argentina absolutely shite
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 02:12:12 AM
That's a nice hit to be fair. Silly, silly though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 02:12:16 AM
hahaha goal of the tournament.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 02:12:34 AM
But he took one hell of a risk with attempting that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 02:13:46 AM
That was brilliant, that. 
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 02:13:49 AM
Dybala not featured this tournament yet.

Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 22, 2018, 02:19:47 AM
Can Messi be more of an enigma  in international teams.

Why the fuck would any sane person take Aguero off when goals are needed.

Come on Croatia ....gutted we won't see Bilic celebrating that goal.
my favourite pundit by miles
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:22:20 AM
Never seen a worse Argentina side
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 22, 2018, 02:26:07 AM
Can't beat a full blown Argentinian meltdown. Players, fans, manager and Maradona all included .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 02:27:29 AM
Think theyíll turn this around you know
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 02:29:35 AM
Modric is putting in the performance of the tournament here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on June 22, 2018, 02:30:15 AM
Think theyíll turn this around you know

Not showing any sign of it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on June 22, 2018, 02:31:03 AM
Modric is putting in the performance of the tournament here

He's superb
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 22, 2018, 02:32:12 AM
Modric is putting in the performance of the tournament here

Never ever seen him give less than 100% in any game ...class to the end
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 02:34:05 AM
The ref has been awful this game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 02:38:09 AM
Quality that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 22, 2018, 02:38:27 AM
Wha a fucking player.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:38:29 AM
Superb
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 02:38:30 AM
What a goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 22, 2018, 02:38:48 AM
Argentina struggled like fuck to qualify, just edged out Peru, I don't know why people are so surprised about them being wank
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 22, 2018, 02:39:08 AM
Watching this in a Croatian bar.

Place just erupted.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:39:30 AM
Argentina struggled like fuck to qualify, just edged out Peru, I don't know why people are so surprised about them being wank

Yep, very very average team
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Silas on June 22, 2018, 02:39:58 AM
Argentina struggled like fuck to qualify, just edged out Peru, I don't know why people are so surprised about them being wank

Theyve got no shape or structure. Even Messi can't fix that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:40:41 AM
Has the Croatian keeper made a save yet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 02:40:42 AM
Incredible from Modric.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 02:40:52 AM
Theyve got no shape or structure. Even Messi can't fix that

The question is... Could Ronaldo?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:41:22 AM
The question is... Could Ronaldo?

Not in this team, no
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 02:41:30 AM
Has the Croatian keeper made a save yet?

He made a good save about 10 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 02:42:37 AM
Cuntish from Otamendi that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 22, 2018, 02:43:01 AM
Would love a Kovacic like player for our Blues ....not getting enough games at Madrid .

Ottemendi shithouse .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 02:43:08 AM
That's gotta be a red.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 02:45:13 AM
Rakitic, what a game he has had tonight too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 22, 2018, 02:45:44 AM
Hate Otamendi. Blag hard man
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 02:49:01 AM
Iceland only really need a win tomorrow after that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:50:24 AM
Quality and well deserved
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 22, 2018, 02:50:58 AM
Zabellta is getting tortured after this the poor bastard.

ďSo what went wrong <snigger snigger>.... how do you rate Englandís chances now <snigger>...did you pack for a few weeks or just an overnight bag?....Ē   
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 02:51:14 AM
Rakitic, what a game he has had tonight too.

What a player.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 02:51:39 AM
Iceland only really need a win tomorrow after that.

Come on Gylfi!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 02:52:01 AM
That has to be a red the dirty bastard.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 02:52:14 AM
Modric and Rakitic though, absolute class
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 22, 2018, 02:55:26 AM
That was beautiful
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 03:00:56 AM
That was as enjoyable as Brazil getting hammered in the semis last time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 22, 2018, 03:06:33 AM
Argentina are embarrassingly bad. Spain are a good team but 6-0. 1 all with Icelandís and now this
People will point the finger at Messi but this team is an utter shambles. Itís truly baffling how they can be so terrible. Theyíre inept
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 03:24:02 AM
Well that was rather enjoyable
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 03:29:21 AM
That was as enjoyable as Brazil getting hammered in the semis last time.

Wasn't it the final?

Edit: It was the semis, you're right.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on June 22, 2018, 03:44:15 AM
would love Marcelo Brozović  ,  awesome tonight
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 22, 2018, 04:27:26 AM
The question is... Could Ronaldo?

Maybe not but at least he'd have given it a go.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 05:03:29 AM
Not in this team, no

Good to know he wouldn't have been able to save our season last year as well then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 05:48:38 AM
Made a few predictions of the knockouts based on how the groups might go.

W = Group Winner
R = Group Runner Up

Last letter is the group theyíre in.

Uruguay (W A) v Portugal (R B)
France (W C) v Iceland (R D)
Brazil (W E) v Germany (R F)
Belgium (W G) v Poland (R H)

Russia (R A) v Spain (W B)
Denmark (R C) v Croatia (W D)
Serbia (R E) v Mexico (W F)
England (R G) v Senegal (W H)

Looks like finishing as runner up to Belgium wouldnít be bad for England.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 06:11:41 AM
Now would be the time to put a fiver on Argentina winning the whole thing. Nigeria will beat Iceland tomorrow. Argentina will smash Nigeria and go on to sweep the rest of the tournament. Be well worth your while.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 22, 2018, 07:55:19 AM
Croatia to win it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 22, 2018, 07:56:47 AM
Now would be the time to put a fiver on Argentina winning the whole thing. Nigeria will beat Iceland tomorrow. Argentina will smash Nigeria and go on to sweep the rest of the tournament. Be well worth your while.

Nah, Argentina are in complete disarray behind the scenes. Colonel Messi has lost it. 
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 12:10:41 PM
Yeah I am hoping Argentina get knocked out. This whole Ronaldo/Messi debate shouldnít even be a debate anymore. Ronaldo killing it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 22, 2018, 01:06:37 PM
Been hearing some reports that Messi is very much the dictator of that side. Picks the team, decides how they play etc. And that off the filed he's a right misery, not getting involved in any social aspects of the camp. It's a bit weird as for years Ronaldo has been criticised for being a massive ego and not a team player, with Messi being just that and not having the ego, whereas what's seemingly coming out of this tournament is quite the opposite. I think it's fair to say Messi hasn't looked like his Barcelona self for some time when playing for Argentina, if ever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 02:10:06 PM
Been hearing some reports that Messi is very much the dictator of that side. Picks the team, decides how they play etc. And that off the filed he's a right misery, not getting involved in any social aspects of the camp. It's a bit weird as for years Ronaldo has been criticised for being a massive ego and not a team player, with Messi being just that and not having the ego, whereas what's seemingly coming out of this tournament is quite the opposite. I think it's fair to say Messi hasn't looked like his Barcelona self for some time when playing for Argentina, if ever.

I don't think there's any chance Messi picked that team and system yesterday that completely nullifies him?  That was Sampaoli's team that started yesterday.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 03:28:21 PM
The argies looked a total shambles, don't think they'll progress
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 22, 2018, 03:35:08 PM
The argies looked a total shambles, don't think they'll progress
Back them to win the tournament, this is the best price youíll ever get them at, one good win in their next game and their back in it, theyíve been a bit unfortunate but their luck could change in a heartbeat, you heard it here first
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 03:47:45 PM
Back them to win the tournament, this is the best price you’ll ever get them at, one good win in their next game and their back in it, they’ve been a bit unfortunate but their luck could change in a heartbeat, you heard it here first

They've not been unlucky though just total shite, something ain't right in that squad
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 22, 2018, 04:04:05 PM
They've not been unlucky though just total shite, something ain't right in that squad
Probably having Maradona there is putting to much pressure on them, heís criticising everything they do.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 04:47:32 PM
The argies looked a total shambles, don't think they'll progress

If Iceland beat Nigeria later then it's out of their hands, they will need to twat Nigeria in their last game and hope Croatia do them a massive favour and twat Iceland.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 06:21:14 PM
Nah, Argentina are in complete disarray behind the scenes. Colonel Messi has lost it. 

Not Messi's fault. It's Sampaoli's fault, along with a pretty bad generation of players. Hasn't found a formation to get all their best players in and minimise their weaknesses. Sampaoli planned for a 4-2-3-1 all pre-tournament, and then completely shat himself and went to a back 3 after 1 game.

Portugal are a much better, more organised team than Argentina. The Messi/Ronaldo comparisons are facile and silly.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 06:22:49 PM
If Iceland beat Nigeria later then it's out of their hands, they will need to twat Nigeria in their last game and hope Croatia do them a massive favour and twat Iceland.

Hope Iceland win today then they can play out a draw with croatia
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 07:50:51 PM
Normally a fan of Willian, but he was garbage in that first half.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 22, 2018, 07:51:28 PM
Pedestrian

Costa Rica really should be 1 up
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 07:52:59 PM
That was shite
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:06:19 PM
Should've scored 3 in the first five minutes on the 2nd half. Some lovely football.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 08:08:27 PM
Just feels like we're awaiting the inevitable now.  Brazil have stepped it up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 08:09:06 PM
brazil turned it on start of the second half
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:14:39 PM
Paulinho's been superb here. Every decision right for about 15 minutes now, and perfect execution.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:18:16 PM
Commentators making this even more exciting than it is.

Great stuff. Come on Costa.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 08:18:43 PM
Paulinho's been superb here. Every decision right for about 15 minutes now, and perfect execution.

Yeah been impressed, isn't he at a Chinese club
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:19:41 PM
Yeah been impressed, isn't he at a Chinese club

Was, but Barca bought him last year I think.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:20:59 PM
Best I've seen a team play against a packed defence in the tournament, that 15 minutes, even with no goals. Really enjoying this game and Costa Rica still have a decent threat on the break.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 22, 2018, 08:27:37 PM
Oviedo having a good game, will be back in the Premier League by the end of the World Cup.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 22, 2018, 08:32:46 PM
This world cup is there for the taking.

Wouldn't be surprised if a team like Croatia even won it.

Or an even worse team like England.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 08:36:00 PM
lolol  Fuck off, Neymar!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:36:13 PM
Great refereeing there for me. Brilliant use of the VAR.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 22, 2018, 08:36:15 PM
Should have booked him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:36:30 PM
Fantastic.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 08:36:32 PM
Wow. Good on the ref and VAR. 100% the sort of stuff I wanted to VAR to begin to address.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 08:37:11 PM
Neymar has to be the most unlikeable footballer out there.

He genuinely isnít even that good.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:37:19 PM
Brazil will now shit it and Costa will grab a winner in injury time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:39:34 PM
Still think Brazil have been excellent in this second half, just without the final touch. Costa Rica have defended like lions. Think Brazil will be extremely difficult to beat in knockout football (if they get there).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 08:40:51 PM
Brazil will now shit it and Costa will grab a winner in injury time.

Brazil have looked pretty good, you can't say they're not dominating this half (missed the first one). They've had plenty of decent chances too.

Maybe Costa Rica will show something last 10 minutes, but they're probably happy to get a point from what they likely consider the toughest game from their group so I'm not expecting them to grow in their ambition all that much.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 22, 2018, 08:41:03 PM
Should have booked him.

Conning the ref to win a penalty? Surely a retrospective one game ban?

 :Niasse:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 08:42:47 PM
Brazil should be winning this, great refereeing for the Neymar dive
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 08:45:05 PM
Back them to win the tournament, this is the best price you'll ever get them at, one good win in their next game and their back in it, they've been a bit unfortunate but their luck could change in a heartbeat, you heard it here first

Check my post a page or so back. You werenít first.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 08:46:34 PM
There's a bank of snipers on the stands taking out these Costa Rica players by the seems of it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:47:21 PM
Pure class
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:47:54 PM
Ah bollocks.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 22, 2018, 08:48:43 PM
Completely deserved goal, but I didn't want it to come despite having Brazil in the sweep.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:49:04 PM
Brazil have looked pretty good, you can't say they're not dominating this half (missed the first one). They've had plenty of decent chances too.

Maybe Costa Rica will show something last 10 minutes, but they're probably happy to get a point from what they likely consider the toughest game from their group so I'm not expecting them to grow in their ambition all that much.

I didn't mean Brazil were shit, they fully deserve to be ahead, but after that pen I was hoping they'd buckle and Costa Rica would nick it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:49:12 PM
Can I just say, I'm not remotely influenced by drawing Brazil in both my work sweepstakes. Purely coincidental.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:49:44 PM
Costa will now shit it and Brazil will grab a winner in injury time.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:51:22 PM
Now would be the time to put a fiver on Argentina winning the whole thing. Nigeria will beat Iceland tomorrow. Argentina will smash Nigeria and go on to sweep the rest of the tournament. Be well worth your while.

Back them to win the tournament, this is the best price youíll ever get them at, one good win in their next game and their back in it, theyíve been a bit unfortunate but their luck could change in a heartbeat, you heard it here first

They're an absolute rabble lads. It'd be more constructive popping a fiver down the drain than backing them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 08:54:44 PM
Gylfi will beat Nigeria later, got a fiver on him to score first goal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 08:55:20 PM
Best half of football I've seen from one team there. Created about 6 clear cut chances against a superb defence. Navas was also superb.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:55:54 PM
Why is Neymar crying? He only won a group game ffs.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 08:56:29 PM
Why is Neymar crying? He only won a group game ffs.

Obviously heard I donít rate him.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 08:57:03 PM
Obviously heard I donít rate him.



Do you rate me?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 08:58:54 PM
Why is Neymar crying? He only won a group game ffs.

Because he is a massive tart
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 09:00:55 PM
Wonder how many times the commentators will mention that "Iceland is the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup"

<does the thunderclap>
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 22, 2018, 09:04:02 PM
Neymar is a massive tit, crying after beating costa rica the fanny
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 22, 2018, 09:05:42 PM
Has anyone mentioned Salahs shoulder injury yet
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 09:06:12 PM
Neymar should play for the shite.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 09:08:19 PM
Think it's probably just more the stress of being Neymar and all that surrounds it, but yeah it's a bit OTT.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 09:18:16 PM
Neymar should play for the shite.

*shudders*

I know what you mean, but no thanks.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 09:21:04 PM
The pundits on Fox just excused his crying because he lost 7-1 in the last world cup and he worked his butt off to be fit for this.

Ok.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 22, 2018, 09:22:48 PM
Think it's probably just more the stress of being Neymar and all that surrounds it, but yeah it's a bit OTT.

Yep, got a lot of weight of those young shoulders hasn't he, the crocodile tears might just deflect some the attention away from his constant diving, the dirty rotten cheater
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 09:30:41 PM
Yep, got a lot of weight of those young shoulders hasn't he, the crocodile tears might just deflect some the attention away from his constant diving, the dirty rotten cheater

He is a prima donna, but he also does get fouled a lot all game long, that doesn't get called. I just think if you watched a documentary of 'life as Neymar', it'd be obvious the massive stresses that he'd be under constantly. Amazing rewards as well like, and I'm not saying he deserves sympathy for that. More the reason than someone in his position would cry out of relief. The weight of Brazil's football heritage on his shoulders, after the pain of 4 years ago. We're mad about football in the UK, but that's a different level of expectation and pressure in Brazil.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 10:11:38 PM
Think people judge others very harshly. Because they wealthy etc. Their level of stress, pressure and responsibility is on another level compared to anything we would have to deal with. That isnít to say that our problems are small or insignificant. Just that everybody is affected by stress and pressure.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 10:17:08 PM
Think people judge others very harshly. Because they wealthy etc. Their level of stress, pressure and responsibility is on another level compared to anything we would have to deal with. That isnít to say that our problems are small or insignificant. Just that everybody is affected by stress and pressure.

They narrowly beat the international equivalent of West Brom in a group game. I remember we all took the piss out of the redshite when they did their bow after securing a late draw against the mighty West Brom at home.

I get what you're saying though. Life is very tough at the top. And can be very lonely too. And haters gonna hate.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 22, 2018, 10:30:50 PM
They narrowly beat the international equivalent of West Brom in a group game. I remember we all took the piss out of the redshite when they did their bow after securing a late draw against the mighty West Brom at home.

I get what you're saying though. Life is very tough at the top. And can be very lonely too. And haters gonna hate.

One's a world cup, every 4 years after drawing their first game, the other is a random Prem game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 10:31:55 PM
Not having the tears myself.

One of the themes of the World Cup has been massive over reactions from players after the final whistle for me.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 10:34:09 PM
One's a world cup, every 4 years after drawing their first game, the other is a random Prem game.

But it's just a group game. I could maybe understand if it was the knockout phase. I don't recall any England player crying in the more tense group of death back in 1990 for example which had much more riding on it than this game. Only in the semis did we see any tears then.

Think it's an overreaction. But hey ho, doesn't really matter much.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 22, 2018, 10:47:51 PM
Great balls-in by Gylfi!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 11:12:15 PM
Been some great goals this World Cup and thatís right up there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 11:13:12 PM
Come on Iceland.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 22, 2018, 11:36:28 PM
Ah well. At least one of our most important players will get a decent rest before starting pre-season with the rest of the lads.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 11:39:34 PM
That should be a penalty.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 11:40:08 PM
Come on Nigeria. Hold on boys.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 11:40:22 PM
VAR to the rescue again.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 11:40:24 PM
Can see him missing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 11:41:40 PM
Oh noooooo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 22, 2018, 11:42:08 PM
That would have been good if he was 10 yards further back.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 11:42:08 PM
Somebody put a fiver on Argentina
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 22, 2018, 11:43:15 PM
Yeah I am hoping Argentina get knocked out. This whole Ronaldo/Messi debate shouldnít even be a debate anymore. Ronaldo killing it.

Itís not even close and Messi is infinitely the better player
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 22, 2018, 11:43:38 PM
Should have let Baines take it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 22, 2018, 11:47:06 PM
It's not even close and Messi is infinitely the better player

HAHAHA!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 22, 2018, 11:49:40 PM
Would be kinda funny if Argentina went through and Portugal got knocked out after the histrionics.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 22, 2018, 11:50:57 PM
Sigurdssonís passing in the final third isnít good enough to be the number 10 everyone wants him to be.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 22, 2018, 11:56:05 PM
So if Argentina and Iceland both win, Argentina go through? How does that work?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 12:23:25 AM
So if Argentina and Iceland both win, Argentina go through? How does that work?

Only if their goal difference is better presumably. But it's more likely Argentina would score 2 or 3 versus Nigeria than Iceland would score more than 1 against Croatia so it's in Argentina's hands (kinda). Unless Croatia field a severely depleted team, it's likely now between Nigeria and Argentina as to who gets through in second.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 23, 2018, 12:29:37 AM
Nigeria will beat Argentina
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 23, 2018, 12:40:08 AM
HAHAHA!!!!!!!

Itís a pretty widely held view.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 23, 2018, 01:03:02 AM
It's a pretty widely held view.

By whom?

Letís look at this.

Left foot- Messi granted

Right foot- Ronaldo by a mile

Headers- Ronaldo by a mile

Speed- Ronaldo

Goal scoring records- pretty much even although I think Ronaldo shades it.

Honours won- Ronaldo

Can play different positions and systems- Ronaldo

BMT- have to say Ronaldo

Longevity: Ronaldo

Taking a penalty for your life: Ronaldo

Free Kicks: Messi

Two players streets ahead of almost anyone previous to them but Ronaldo wins it. Messi is lovely to watch granted but Ronaldo is the more complete, better player.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2018, 01:09:10 AM
Look a really good side, Serbia. Enjoyed watching them in the first game as well. Hoping to develop my mancrush on Milinkovic Savic.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 01:18:44 AM
Look a really good side, Serbia. Enjoyed watching them in the first game as well. Hoping to develop my mancrush on Milinkovic Savic.

Went big on him first goal.

Heís dead to me now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 23, 2018, 01:19:49 AM
Good to watch are Serbia very impressed so far
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 01:23:47 AM
Serbia do look very good.

Another one of those teams that catch you by surprise with how many good players they have.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 23, 2018, 01:27:46 AM
I can't get enough of the ex Yugoslav players.

Always been technically outstanding.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2018, 01:28:52 AM
Zinedine's always good value on commentary.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 23, 2018, 01:30:17 AM
Good save
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 01:42:27 AM
Zinedine's always good value on commentary.

yeah like him a lot.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 23, 2018, 02:10:39 AM
He hit that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 23, 2018, 02:12:49 AM
Good strike but I'm not having the keeper there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 23, 2018, 02:16:21 AM
Good strike but I'm not having the keeper there

It was past him before he had any time to react it was hit that hard.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 23, 2018, 02:19:46 AM
It was past him before he had any time to react it was hit that hard.

Had his feet all wrong, I'm balanced there and I'm tipping it round the post easily, then I'm running straight out to xhaka and calling him a cunt
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 02:38:26 AM
Kosovan born Granit Xhaka scores against Serbia.

Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 02:48:08 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 02:48:30 AM
Oh noooo...don't do the Ronaldo celebration.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 02:48:48 AM
Great game of football.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 02:49:21 AM
woahhhhh
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 02:49:34 AM
Randomly super entertaining games of football is one of the best things about the World Cup.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2018, 02:50:09 AM
Fair play to Switzerland. Didn't see em coming back and winning that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 02:52:15 AM
Fair play to Switzerland. Didn't see em coming back and winning that.

First game in this World Cup I think where a team has turned around a losing position to win.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 23, 2018, 02:55:10 AM
By whom?

Letís look at this.

Left foot- Messi granted

Right foot- Ronaldo by a mile

Headers- Ronaldo by a mile

Speed- Ronaldo

Goal scoring records- pretty much even although I think Ronaldo shades it.

Honours won- Ronaldo

Can play different positions and systems- Ronaldo

BMT- have to say Ronaldo

Longevity: Ronaldo

Taking a penalty for your life: Ronaldo

Free Kicks: Messi

Two players streets ahead of almost anyone previous to them but Ronaldo wins it. Messi is lovely to watch granted but Ronaldo is the more complete, better player.

Iím not sure thatís how football works. Vision?? Creativity? Dribbling? Passing?
Also what roles can the modern Ronaldo play. He plays on the shoulder of the last defender. Honours. Is Phil Neville an infinitely better player than Gerrard?
Longevity? They are both still going how did you even decide this 1.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 02:56:36 AM
loved that game :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 23, 2018, 02:56:53 AM
By whom?

Letís look at this.

Left foot- Messi granted

Right foot- Ronaldo by a mile

Headers- Ronaldo by a mile

Speed- Ronaldo

Goal scoring records- pretty much even although I think Ronaldo shades it.

Honours won- Ronaldo

Can play different positions and systems- Ronaldo

BMT- have to say Ronaldo

Longevity: Ronaldo

Taking a penalty for your life: Ronaldo

Free Kicks: Messi

Two players streets ahead of almost anyone previous to them but Ronaldo wins it. Messi is lovely to watch granted but Ronaldo is the more complete, better player.

Letís just sign Ronaldoís understudy in the Portugal team.... is it the guy who failed at Bolton?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 23, 2018, 02:59:55 AM
Great game that, Serbia are gonna need to get a result against Brazil now, Swiss should win the group
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 23, 2018, 03:00:32 AM
I'm going to be fuming with Shaqiri next season, he's got RS written all over him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 03:01:22 AM
Been a boss World Cup so far this.

So many great goals.

So many late goals

And the standard of refereeing has been spot on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 23, 2018, 03:04:42 AM
Been a boss World Cup so far this.

So many great goals.

So many late goals

And the standard of refereeing has been spot on.

The top teams have been a bit subpar but thatís opened it up to nice shocks for Croatia and Mexico
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 03:16:03 AM
The top teams have been a bit subpar but thatís opened it up to nice shocks for Croatia and Mexico

I look at it the other way and think the so called smaller nations are as good as theyíve ever been.

Wouldnít surprise me to see a shock winner for the first time in this one, although still think France and Brazil are growing into it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 03:22:44 AM
Has anyone changed their mind on VAR?

I was always in the give it a go and see how it goes camp, as I was largely in favour of it. Personally, I think it's brought far more positives than negatives.

I'd not say it's a perfect system, but neither was the current way of doing things.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 23, 2018, 05:43:51 AM
By whom?

Letís look at this.

Left foot- Messi granted

Right foot- Ronaldo by a mile

Headers- Ronaldo by a mile

Speed- Ronaldo

Goal scoring records- pretty much even although I think Ronaldo shades it.

Honours won- Ronaldo

Can play different positions and systems- Ronaldo

BMT- have to say Ronaldo

Longevity: Ronaldo

Taking a penalty for your life: Ronaldo

Free Kicks: Messi

Two players streets ahead of almost anyone previous to them but Ronaldo wins it. Messi is lovely to watch granted but Ronaldo is the more complete, better player.

Is this all from June 2018 Con or balanced over boths career?

Iíd have Messi as the best Iíve ever seen and Iím sure like yourself weíve both seen Maradona, he couldnít head a ball like Ronaldo and his hounours list ainít great either, but he was awesome.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 23, 2018, 06:02:37 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/22/germany-crisis-mesut-ozil
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 23, 2018, 06:40:34 AM
Has anyone changed their mind on VAR?

I was always in the give it a go and see how it goes camp, as I was largely in favour of it. Personally, I think it's brought far more positives than negatives.

I'd not say it's a perfect system, but neither was the current way of doing things.
Think mainly it has been good. Can see that it can cut down on mistakes (Neymar pen) but can also provide the ref a chance to make another mistake (Risdon pen) when the decision was correct on the first place.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 23, 2018, 02:59:48 PM
I don't think there's any chance Messi picked that team and system yesterday that completely nullifies him?  That was Sampaoli's team that started yesterday.

Yea, sorry, should have made that clear. The game against Croatia was the exception to the rule, given that the rule clearly hasn't been working. This didn't work either.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 23, 2018, 03:00:14 PM
The pen they got away with against Serbia, and the clear push for their equaliser against Brazil, suggests that the Swiss may finally be tapping into that stash of nazi gold
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 23, 2018, 03:58:11 PM
The pen they got away with against Serbia, and the clear push for their equaliser against Brazil, suggests that the Swiss may finally be tapping into that stash of nazi gold

Haha 😆 brilliant
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 23, 2018, 06:47:09 PM
Thanks BBC, we wonít here the fucking end of the KDB lifelong red now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 07:03:39 PM
Lukaku putting a shift in here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 23, 2018, 07:14:23 PM
Tunisia are a bunch of moaning, whingey cunts
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 07:16:56 PM
Super finish
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 07:17:24 PM
Lukaku wonít score another goal after this match
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 07:28:16 PM
Louis Saha would have a hat trick by now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 07:33:33 PM
Bobbyís defending deficiencyís starting to poke their heads up
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 07:50:19 PM
Louis Saha would have a hat trick by now.

Nah, he'd have gone off injured by now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 23, 2018, 07:50:31 PM
Lovely finish
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 07:50:32 PM
Lukaku learned that one from Tom Davies
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 07:56:33 PM
do you think we will get battered by Belgium or close affair?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 07:58:13 PM
do you think we will get battered by Belgium or close affair?
Score draw
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 08:00:17 PM
do you think we will get battered by Belgium or close affair?

Well beat them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 23, 2018, 08:00:27 PM
do you think we will get battered by Belgium or close affair?

No chance we will get battered by them.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 08:01:45 PM
Well beat them.

Hope so!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 23, 2018, 08:04:09 PM
Getting done i reckon
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 08:09:23 PM
Getting done i reckon
Belgium look venerable at the back though so I can see some joy there for Kane & Co
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 08:09:39 PM
No chance we will get battered by them.

Theyíre exactly what you expect from a Martinez side.

Youíre not going to get away with Carrasco at RWB against a competent side.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 08:17:12 PM
Just need a point to qualify now from two games.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 23, 2018, 08:33:18 PM
Belgium look venerable at the back though so I can see some joy there for Kane & Co
i reckon england will score ram, but just feel belgium will get a couple more
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on June 23, 2018, 08:42:01 PM
Theyíre exactly what you expect from a Martinez side.

Youíre not going to get away with Carrasco at RWB against a competent side.


Just isnít a defensive player, so heís poor at tackling, hold up play and tracking his runners.

Opponents should be playing down that side nearly all of the time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: AllyBlue14 on June 23, 2018, 08:53:04 PM
Belgium look venerable at the back though so I can see some joy there for Kane & Co

Venerable!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 08:54:19 PM
fucking hell batshuayi with some misses!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 08:56:11 PM
fucking hell batshuayi with some misses!!

Think he has been a bit unlucky. Kinda like him as a player, has potential.

Would take him here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 08:56:53 PM
That game really was Martinez football in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 09:00:08 PM
So 6-0 v Panama and a draw v Belgium sees us top the group
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 23, 2018, 09:01:08 PM
Think he has been a bit unlucky. Kinda like him as a player, has potential.

Would take him here.

Unlucky to miss 4 out of 5 sitters?? Sorry, that's just being not very good
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 09:02:17 PM
I donít think it matters to much who wins the group, I can see both England and Belgium progress past the group of 16
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 23, 2018, 09:04:24 PM
Venerable!
Vulnerable, sorry mate is that ok for you now?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 23, 2018, 09:18:38 PM
Theyíre exactly what you expect from a Martinez side.

Youíre not going to get away with Carrasco at RWB against a competent side.

Thank god our LWB is a natural world class player so we can take advantage.... oh wait....

At least we'll avoid them in the knockout stages!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 09:23:05 PM
Why are games being played out of order? Like Belgium and Tunisia have now played two games and are in group G, yet only game each have been played in group F.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 23, 2018, 09:25:48 PM
Why are games being played out of order? Like Belgium and Tunisia have now played two games and are in group G, yet only game each have been played in group F.

Maybe the time of the match is related to the location in russia.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 09:33:58 PM
Maybe the time of the match is related to the location in russia.

Maybe. Looks like all todays are pretty much in the same time zone give or take an hour.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 09:57:00 PM
Good job these players can make a living out of football, they certainly won't make anything with their singing. Mexico's effort was particularly bad.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on June 23, 2018, 09:59:21 PM
Theyíre exactly what you expect from a Martinez side.

Youíre not going to get away with Carrasco at RWB against a competent side.


It's why Danny Rose should be playing rather than Ashley Young at LWB, got that extra bit of pace to burn a Carrasco type
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 10:05:33 PM
come onnnn MEXICO!!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 23, 2018, 10:17:41 PM
Well beat them.

Are Belgium coming to Goodison? 🤔
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 23, 2018, 10:23:46 PM
come onnnn MEXICO!!!

Vamonos!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 23, 2018, 10:26:12 PM
Keeper needs a slap.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 10:26:28 PM
GET INNNNN
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 10:26:42 PM
Keeper needs a slap.



Yeah what a cunt.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 23, 2018, 10:26:56 PM
Can't remember his name, he works for Sky as well but that commentator's voice always annoys me for some reason.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 23, 2018, 10:29:47 PM
South Korea more of a threat than I thought.

Impressed with the work rate of Lozano.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 23, 2018, 10:31:27 PM


Impressed with the work rate of Lozano.

get used to it  ;)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 10:45:44 PM
Love watching Mexico play purely for the commentator.

He's fucking ace.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 10:49:18 PM
Anytime Vela has been mentioned in both Mexico matches they keep describing him as ďthe Arsenal flopĒ.

From what I remember, he was pretty young at Arsenal and heís gone on to be a genuine success in La Liga with Real Sociedad.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 23, 2018, 11:00:32 PM
Anytime Vela has been mentioned in both Mexico matches they keep describing him as "the Arsenal flopĒ.

From what I remember, he was pretty young at Arsenal and he's gone on to be a genuine success in La Liga with Real Sociedad.

Thatís because most British commentators donít watch any football other than the premier league and champions league.

IMO he looks to good to be moving to the MLS at 28 though, as nice as the lifestyle may be
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 23, 2018, 11:10:00 PM
Hernandez is a good finisher, but heís a poor footballer
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 23, 2018, 11:17:37 PM
Who remembers the little Mexican keeper Campos who used to wear the colourful kits?

I swear he was only about 5'7".
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 11:20:52 PM
Who remembers the little Mexican keeper Campos who used to wear the colourful kits?

I swear he was only about 5'7".

haha I'd forgotten about him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 23, 2018, 11:23:35 PM
I donít think it matters to much who wins the group, I can see both England and Belgium progress past the group of 16
If they both progress through the last 16, it may matter won wins the group. The winner could meet Germany/Brazil in the quarters, the runner up could meet Mexico/Switzerland.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 23, 2018, 11:24:33 PM
Class from Lozano; glided past a player, carried it well, then laid it off at the perfect time and with the perfect pace of pass 👌🏼
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 23, 2018, 11:26:36 PM
Lozano is proper quality I so wish we could sign him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 23, 2018, 11:26:40 PM
:D
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 23, 2018, 11:34:48 PM
Son feeling the pressure of being his countryís star player and struggling badly with it.

Real shame as heís a class act.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 23, 2018, 11:49:42 PM
Sweden to beat Germany?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 11:50:31 PM
What a goal from Son
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 23, 2018, 11:51:12 PM
Superb, my Son
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 23, 2018, 11:51:50 PM

I expect thereís money in the post from the South Korean embassy now!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 23, 2018, 11:53:29 PM
Sweden to beat Germany?


whisper of a dream.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 23, 2018, 11:53:40 PM
Lol iiiiitttttís ovvvveeeeerrrr.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 23, 2018, 11:57:32 PM
Could be the first 0-0 tonight
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 23, 2018, 11:58:32 PM
So Sweden only really need a draw tonight then?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 12:01:13 AM
So Sweden only really need a draw tonight then?

Maybe.

If it happens then I could see Germany turning around the goal difference against South Korea should Mexico beat Sweden in the last round of fixtures.

Brazil's group is interesting. If they lose against Serbia then they'll be out.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 24, 2018, 12:32:39 AM
Ozil dropped
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 24, 2018, 12:56:15 AM
do you think we will get battered by Belgium or close affair?

Draw 2-2
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 01:10:21 AM
Great start from Germany.

Sweden will have their work cut out here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 24, 2018, 01:14:45 AM
Thatís got to be a penalty
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 01:19:31 AM
VAR  proved useless again there ..  ref can still prove bias overules every time .

What's the actual point of it ....if its not used for exactly that season ?.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 01:20:25 AM
Son feeling the pressure of being his countryís star player and struggling badly with it.

Real shame as heís a class act.

Did he cry at the end of the game?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 01:21:53 AM
VAR  proved useless again there ..  red can still prove bias overules every time .

What's the actual point of it ....if its not used for exactly that season ?.

The humans operating VAR may have proved ďuselessĒ, or unaware of the rules, but that doesnít mitigate the mostly positive contribution of VAR to this World Cup so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 01:27:47 AM
The humans operating VAR may have proved ďuselessĒ, or unaware of the rules, but that doesnít mitigate the mostly positive contribution of VAR to this World Cup so far.

Exactly but if they don't use it what's the point of it ...that perticular scenario was a golden case for it .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 01:32:52 AM
Exactly but if they don't use it what's the point of it ...that perticular scenario was a golden case for it .

Human error will always be in football to an extent. Itís about minimizing the amount. Would be amazed not to see VAR be continued to be used and hopefully honed in future World Cups.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 01:33:04 AM
Lovely finish.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 24, 2018, 01:33:19 AM
Did he cry at the end of the game?

Heís Korean they show no emotions, very serious.


...or is that the Japanese.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 01:33:45 AM
Get in deserved too through the ref being blind to the earlier pen ...come on Sweden .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2018, 01:34:05 AM
Brilliantly taken goal that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 01:34:07 AM
uh oh
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 01:34:19 AM
Actually it was a deflection. Looked nice initially, may still have gone in.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 01:35:52 AM
Fantastic. It would great if the Germans went out in the group stage.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 24, 2018, 01:36:41 AM
Always think Low looks like a fella who stinks of cigarette smoke.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 01:36:47 AM
Big Jogi looks like he's just woke up in a hospital ward, wondering where the fuck he is.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 01:36:54 AM
Seb Larsson seems to be around forever
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 01:37:49 AM
Itís great to see the Germans and argies struggling for a change
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 01:38:00 AM
Always think Low looks like a fella who stinks of cigarette smoke.

He's aged quite a bit since I last saw him.

I last saw him in the Mexico game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 01:38:52 AM
Big Jogi looks like he's just woke up in a hospital ward, wondering where the fuck he is.

Must be wondering where Lahm has gone.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 01:39:04 AM
Itís great to see the Germans and argies struggling for a change

Has that ever happened before? The top 2 in the previous tournament both going out in the group stage in the following tournament.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 01:39:24 AM
Would love it if the Germans went out tonight.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 01:40:18 AM
Human error will always be in football to an extent. Itís about minimizing the amount. Would be amazed not to see VAR be continued to be used and hopefully honed in future World Cups.

Again your bang on... but if they dont use it in that sort of scenario ,its making a mockery of the system that was brought in by the powers that be to stop that exact thing being missed surely ...like in other games ,its fair enough if they check it then dont give it through personal opinion ..like has already happened ...the human error will always remain ...Harry Kane's two shouts in the first game could be the casing point .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 01:43:52 AM
i remember a world cup years ago, they put the club the player played for next to his name when it came up on the screen. used to love looking up in the subuteo catalogue what colours honved, karl ziess yena and river plate played in, brill it was
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 01:45:19 AM
Has that ever happened before? The top 2 in the previous tournament both going out in the group stage in the following tournament.
Argies and france in japan/korea
That was the holders and joint favourites i think
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 01:48:47 AM
Argies and france in japan/korea

Well googled (or remembered).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 01:50:11 AM
Would love it if the Germans went out tonight.

Few sour krauts about if they do 😉
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 24, 2018, 01:54:56 AM
schadenfreude
ˈʃɑːd(ə)nˌfrɔɪdə,German ˈʃɑːdənˌfrɔydə/Submit
noun
pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 01:56:19 AM
schadenfreude
ˈʃɑːd(ə)nˌfrɔɪdə,German ˈʃɑːdənˌfrɔydə/Submit
noun
pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.

Thatís exactly what Iím feeling tonight
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 01:56:24 AM
Fantastic. It would great if the Germans went out in the group stage.
For the first time ever!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 01:57:13 AM
For the first time ever!

Since 1938 they said in commentary
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 02:00:16 AM
I don't mind the Germans anywhere near as much as I used to, in fact I've quite liked them over the last 5 years or so, but it would be bloody hilarious to see them knocked out so early in the competition.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 24, 2018, 02:01:03 AM
Thatís exactly what Iím feeling tonight

You, me and about 95% of the football watching world.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 02:02:38 AM
Since 1938 they said in commentary

uh oh...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:07:00 AM
Going to turn this around.

Could be in for a hell of a second half.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 02:07:31 AM
Since 1938 they said in commentary
They had no group stage that WC.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 02:10:28 AM
Football wasn't even around in 1938...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 02:10:43 AM
Well googled (or remembered).
Argies in englands and denmrks group, senegal put paid to france i think, papa bouba diop ??
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 02:12:07 AM
They had no group stage that WC.

Just what the commentators said dude
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 02:14:10 AM
https://twitter.com/ianherbs/status/1010535844472590338
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 02:17:01 AM
Just what the commentators said dude
Oh sorry.
They didn't mention that in the swedish studio.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:22:53 AM
Germany battering them right now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 02:26:23 AM
Germany battering them right now.

Canít see anything but a Germany win at the minute
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 02:30:51 AM
Maybe.

If it happens then I could see Germany turning around the goal difference against South Korea should Mexico beat Sweden in the last round of fixtures.

Brazil's group is interesting. If they lose against Serbia then they'll be out.


Convenient draw to be played out suited both teams...*

*Sweden/Mexico if this ends a draw.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 02:35:08 AM
Can't see anything but a Germany win at the minute
Neither did the italians.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 02:37:54 AM
An injury time winner for Sweden would be nice.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:39:44 AM
Should have been off there.

Referees have been too lenient.

Oh, he's off now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 02:40:14 AM
Get off lol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:40:19 AM
Should be off.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:40:25 AM
Always thought Boateng came across like a bellend anyway.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:40:41 AM
VAR? Wonder who did that

Guess it was the assistant.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:45:05 AM
The man advantage not helping Sweden right now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 02:45:11 AM
Thomas Muller's been garbage in this tournament.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:45:26 AM
Damn what a save

Straight at him but still.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:48:35 AM
Sweden are the reason Italy and the Netherlands aren't at the world cup and you can see why.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:50:14 AM
Wow
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 02:51:02 AM
Iím going to shit my pants
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:52:20 AM
Neuer equaliser incoming
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:53:05 AM
Thatís a stupid tackle.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:53:06 AM
What a moment
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 02:53:07 AM
Fuck
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:53:33 AM
Dang
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 02:54:13 AM
Piss poor from Sweden that. The whole team. Been awful since the sending off.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:54:43 AM
What a hit mind you
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 02:55:22 AM
Piss poor from Sweden that. The whole team. Been awful since the sending off.

Awful the whole second half.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 02:55:46 AM
heavy that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 02:55:51 AM
we will beat Germany.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2018, 02:56:20 AM
Some goal that but a stupid free kick to give away.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 02:56:25 AM
Scenes when South Korea make it through the group.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 02:56:26 AM
Absolutely stupid defending Iím actually feeling gutted
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 02:57:05 AM
Some goal that but a stupid free kick to give away.

Terrible defender and that wasn't the first time he fouled in that same area.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 02:57:39 AM
Mentally weak. Went into full defence mode with an extra man, gave ridiculous free kicks away, were awful on the break when they could've killed the game. Germany will get credit but Sweden crumbled mentally in quite a pathetic way.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 02:58:06 AM
Fuck it!
Close but no fucking cigar....
Agree with you all. Sweden aren't very great but an upset every now and are we capable of.

And there are two reasons to drink after a game....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2018, 02:58:30 AM
Of the 3 bets I put on Germany winning was the least favourable, all totalled up I'm 10p down, fucking raging!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 02:58:58 AM
That win will really spur them on now to
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 02:59:20 AM
Watch them go on and win the whole bloody thing now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 24, 2018, 02:59:30 AM
Thatís why footballs great I suppose.

The quality to score that goal at that time of the game is just brilliant.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 03:00:35 AM
Nah, papering over the cracks in my opinion.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 03:00:40 AM
can see now why Seb Larsson has that constant frown
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 03:03:49 AM
So if Sweden beat Mexico and Germany beat SK, who goes through?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 03:04:06 AM
Nah, papering over the cracks in my opinion.



we will beat them if we end up playing them. Id prefer to win the group and face them rather than Mexico.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 03:04:23 AM
So if Sweden beat Mexico and Germany beat SK, who goes through?
South Korea?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 03:06:05 AM
South Korea?

SK would be on zero points, the other three on 6 points in my hypothesis.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 03:06:08 AM
So if Sweden beat Mexico and Germany beat SK, who goes through?

Depends on the scorelines.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 03:07:23 AM
So if Sweden beat Mexico and Germany beat SK, who goes through?

Goal difference init
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on June 24, 2018, 03:07:49 AM
Off the 3 bets I put on Germany winning was the least favourable, all totalled up I'm 10p down, fucking raging!

That goal has saved my acca for now, been rolling since the Mexico earlier, one goal off landing game 8 with two games left after 9 to land £75
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 03:09:12 AM
Fuck it!
Close but no fucking cigar....
Agree with you all. Sweden aren't very great but an upset every now and are we capable of.

And there are two reasons to drink after a game....
Men vi var sŚ jšvla nšra!

(But we were so fucking close!)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 03:10:28 AM
SK would be on zero points, the other three on 6 points in my hypothesis.
You are relying to much in mathematics
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 03:10:41 AM
Imagine getting 6 points and not making through to the next round.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 03:11:57 AM
Goal difference init

Wasn't sure if it was results based. GD it is then.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 03:12:27 AM
Imagine getting 6 points and not making through to the next round.
Thats why the 24 team tournament was better.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 03:16:05 AM
Thats why the 24 team tournament was better.

Not a fan of 2nd best placed teams going through.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 04:09:21 AM
you can only admire them, in all they do, that winning mentality, i wish it was instilled here. i love them me
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 04:10:46 AM
id die....

https://twitter.com/popbobbins/status/1010616386702454784
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 24, 2018, 05:09:54 AM
we will beat them if we end up playing them. Id prefer to win the group and face them rather than Mexico.
There's the slight matter of last 16 matches first.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 05:13:00 AM
There's the slight matter of last 16 matches first.

haha shit yeah! forgot about that!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Redartin on June 24, 2018, 06:01:40 AM
So if Sweden beat Mexico and Germany beat SK, who goes through?
If Sweden and Germany each win 1-0 all three teams have six points, scored three, conceded two. But if you remove the games against Sth Korea, and just count how they did against each other, Mexico go out and 1st and 2nd is decided by red and yellow cards issued. I think.
https://en.as.com/en/2018/06/21/football/1529597617_536003.html
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on June 24, 2018, 06:01:45 AM
The Kroos goal became extra sweeter for me as the remaining games came in to land my acca, first win in seemingly a fucking lifetime
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 06:40:20 PM
Interesting listening to Lamps and Ferdinand talking about tactics under Sven, or lack of.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 06:43:21 PM
Interesting listening to Lamps and Ferdinand talking about tactics under Sven, or lack of.

Explains the shite clueless footy we played at the time with the exception of the 5-1 win over Germany
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bally on June 24, 2018, 06:48:09 PM
Interesting listening to Lamps and Ferdinand talking about tactics under Sven, or lack of.
Yeah Rio sounded proper bitter about it, but wanted to Play so got his head sown and done as he was told
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: pjk on June 24, 2018, 06:49:26 PM
Looking forward to this England team getting confidence in their ability. There's a lot of quality on show if, they can manage to get that team ethic impetus going, they could do very well here in Russia. You can never say too much with confidence where the England national team is concerned though, as the disappointment of the World Cup finishing early is always a big downer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 06:54:01 PM
First time I've been remotely interested in England since Euro 96.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 06:54:15 PM
COME ON LADS
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 06:56:02 PM
Who was the guy to the left of Pickford? Really short lad. No neck.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 06:59:46 PM
Who was the guy to the left of Pickford? Really short lad. No neck.

trippier? didnt see but know he is short
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:00:05 PM
trippier? didnt see but know he is short

Yeah, was Trippier.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 07:03:14 PM
Who was the guy to the left of Pickford? Really short lad. No neck.
ram man, has a chippy on stanley rd, opposite north park
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 07:03:53 PM
Naughty that.

Obviously VAR obviously didn't think so.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:08:40 PM
Great header
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:09:09 PM
Great header!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:09:29 PM
trippier? didnt see but know he is short

Yep, that's him. Googled the name.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 07:09:57 PM
Love that weíre going to win the World Cup on Corners
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:10:20 PM
get in !!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 07:10:30 PM
Nice.

Refs need to grow a pair and penalise some of this defending properly.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:10:58 PM
Love that weíre going to win the World Cup on Corners

Be nice if we beat Belgium on corners.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 07:11:12 PM
Haha, even when England score and it has nothing to do with The Shite, they have to mention that the goal was ďGreeted by a roar from Jordan Henderson!Ē 😂
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:11:22 PM
These are another bunch of absolute shithouses.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 07:11:33 PM
Need to try and build on this, not repeat Tunisia mistakes.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 07:16:06 PM
Fell into the trap of slowing the game down instead of trying to kill it off early doors.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:20:05 PM
There's been a lot of penalties this tournament.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 07:21:21 PM
Come on, lad
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:22:19 PM
What a penalty that was!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 07:22:38 PM
Balls of fucking steel!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:22:43 PM
Beautiful pen
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 07:22:49 PM
Unstoppable
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 07:23:04 PM
Thatís how you take a penalty.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 07:23:06 PM
Got absolutely no time for Panama here

Letís embarrass them and show them all kinds of disrespect here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 07:23:39 PM
There's been a lot of penalties this tournament.

Think it might be a record already.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 07:23:52 PM
The through ball for Lingard looked offside
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 07:25:22 PM
Showing Belgium up here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:25:43 PM
The through ball for Lingard looked offside
Lingard looked on, the other player would have been off though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:25:52 PM
The through ball for Lingard looked offside

defo wasnt offside.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:26:06 PM
We are guna win the fucking World Cup guys!!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 24, 2018, 07:26:21 PM
Shithouses these
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:27:18 PM
Haha, even when England score and it has nothing to do with The Shite, they have to mention that the goal was ďGreeted by a roar from Jordan Henderson!Ē 😂
doesn't he squeak?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:28:40 PM
We are guna win the fucking World Cup guys!!!
Steady, commander...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 24, 2018, 07:30:04 PM
Sterling is a waste of space, get Rashford on for second half.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 07:30:37 PM
These first two games have been good confidence builders but I think they have been against the two worst teams in the comp.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:30:41 PM
Steady, commander...

just nice to be able to be excited about an England team.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:30:49 PM
Pickford needs some action here, else I'm going to bed.

Happy for Stones though, he could have had two bullet headers had his effort not been well saved last game...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:31:22 PM
just nice to be able to be excited about an England team.
U19s
U21s
Being a bit greedy? ;)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 07:31:35 PM
Massive bunch of weapons Panama are, disgusting behaviour
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 07:34:27 PM
Not a fan of Hollywood balls and not just because itís Henderson.

Proper Charlie Adam behaviour.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:35:44 PM
boom
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 07:35:54 PM
Stunner
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 07:35:57 PM
That was beautiful
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:36:02 PM
Fuxking brilliant finish!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 07:36:54 PM
Impressive
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:37:04 PM
Boom
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 07:37:12 PM
Excellent finish, cricket score coming up here
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:37:24 PM
what a fucking goal
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:37:49 PM
What odds this game has more goals than the 5-2?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 07:38:39 PM
Fuming that Ireland arnt in this now, shower of shites
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 07:38:41 PM
Great goal that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 24, 2018, 07:39:00 PM
Horrible these like.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 07:39:00 PM
Donít thing Pickford has had a shot to save in both games yet
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:39:54 PM
Striker Stones
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:40:01 PM
hahaha Stones on a hattrick
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 07:40:05 PM
Fuck me 4-0
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:41:01 PM
hahahahahahahah footballs coming home
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 24, 2018, 07:41:06 PM
Easy this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 07:41:11 PM
Headers and volleys ftw! 😂
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 07:41:29 PM
Sterling misses some sitters doesn't he  :snigger:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cassius on June 24, 2018, 07:41:42 PM
Hoping Panama pull something out here. I've got Saudi in the draw and I'm going for biggest defeat.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 07:41:46 PM
Danny murphy is a fucking quilt
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 07:41:50 PM
Is right John Stones.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:42:09 PM
First time England have scored 4 in a world cup game since 1966.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:43:13 PM
Who was scalped to provide Trippier with a barnet?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:43:54 PM
hahaha another pen
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:44:01 PM
Get Stones to take it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:44:16 PM
That should be red, its the second time he's done that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 07:44:26 PM
Fucking joke this lot
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 07:44:37 PM
Since when do England route shitter teams ....well played lads  lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 24, 2018, 07:46:11 PM
boom, fuckoff
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:46:21 PM
Fuxking mental this.  By the time the servers caught up and lets you post about 1 goal we've scored another.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 24, 2018, 07:46:24 PM
Double figures once they go down to 7 men
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:47:01 PM
That was a suspension in WWF
The pen, and that on McGuire
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 07:47:06 PM
get Gomez booked.....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 24, 2018, 07:47:17 PM
Footballs...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 07:47:33 PM
Could be 10 this
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:47:33 PM
Thats twice that dirty cunt Cooper has done that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 07:47:43 PM
Decent half. Something to build on.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: DanDan on June 24, 2018, 07:47:46 PM
Only went and had a massive 50p on Stones to score a header and Lingard to score from outside the box at 230/1
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 24, 2018, 07:48:20 PM
Haha these are funny
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 07:48:24 PM
Panama disgracing themselves here.

If you only get a one game suspension for a red Iíd be wanting one of our guys to throw some digs in.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:48:45 PM
Need NFL officials here:  Holding.  Defence.  Numbers 4, 6, 8, 13, 23, 2, 3.  5 goal penalty.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 07:49:34 PM
Panama disgracing themselves here.

If you only get a one game suspension for a red Iíd be wanting one of our guys to throw some digs in.
Game 3 "rested"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 07:50:11 PM
Not ideal this early kick.off, going to be bladdered by 3
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 07:52:55 PM
Not ideal this early kick.off, going to be bladdered by 3

Aye, bbqs this afternoon are going to get very messy!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 07:54:51 PM
Telling myself Iím not drinking today after not having a break since this World Cup started.

Itís agony.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 24, 2018, 07:55:34 PM
Panama disgracing themselves here.

If you only get a one game suspension for a red Iíd be wanting one of our guys to throw some digs in.

Yeah but leave it untill 85th Minute then let it be Sterling .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:56:07 PM
Not ideal this early kick.off, going to be bladdered by 3

It's only 9am here lol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 07:56:37 PM
I think Harry Kane might become England's all time top scorer after this game lol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 08:01:23 PM
I think Harry Kane John Stones might become England's all time top scorer after this game lol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 24, 2018, 08:01:30 PM
I know it's 5 nil and great but you'd expect us to destroy a team like this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:02:02 PM
I know it's 5 nil and great but you'd expect us to destroy a team like this.

You'd expect Belgium to have done so too, but they only managed 3 goals.
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 08:02:26 PM
I think Harry Kane might become England's all time top scorer after this game lol
All joking aside, he will eventually beat Rooney's record
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:05:17 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/J_CartwrightN0T/status/1010867879854690306
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 08:08:29 PM
Iím pissed already and the ex has just dropped off the kids and sheís a bit disappointed lol 😆
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 08:10:37 PM
Fancy Vardy to get a couple when he comes on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 24, 2018, 08:10:41 PM
I know it's 5 nil and great but you'd expect us to destroy a team like this.
England never do though. Thats why its promising.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 08:10:53 PM
beginning to dislike Godoy more than that snidey prick Neymar
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cods on June 24, 2018, 08:13:22 PM
Night all,
"Caaaaarmon Englund"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:13:32 PM
All joking aside, he will eventually beat Rooney's record

Barring injury, he's on course to smash it. Half way there already and only 24.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 08:13:51 PM
Hate to say it but I think Henderson has been brilliant for us so far.

Using the ball well, dictating the tempo of the game and a range of passing I didnít know he had.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jamokachi on June 24, 2018, 08:14:26 PM
Really disliking Panama being such cunts that I'm rooting for England. Fuck sake.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:20:14 PM
6-0

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 08:21:03 PM
A Kane special.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 24, 2018, 08:23:17 PM
Lukaku must be sick of Harry Kane.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
Most bizarre hattrick completion ever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:26:53 PM
@Confucius (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=196) currently winning the losing sweep.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 08:28:20 PM
Panama must be the worst team ever to play at the WC, they are fucking awful.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 08:29:54 PM
That goal would have to be given to RLC you would think
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:31:18 PM
That goal would have to be given to RLC you would think

Not if it hit Harry Kane last.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:32:38 PM
This second half's boring.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 08:33:30 PM
Not if it hit Harry Kane last.
It was a deflection so it would go to the player having the shot wouldnít it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:34:16 PM
It was a deflection so it would go to the player having the shot wouldnít it

No, that only works in an own goal situation.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 08:35:06 PM
Murphy is a kopite cunt.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 08:35:30 PM
Very disjointed this half
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 08:36:25 PM
State of these celebrating a goal, fuck off
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:36:52 PM
State of these celebrating a goal, fuck off

Its their first ever world cup goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 08:37:06 PM
Come back is on
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Tinga on June 24, 2018, 08:37:16 PM
booooo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:37:26 PM
Where was England's defence?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 08:37:37 PM
embarassing hahahahhahhahahah
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:37:47 PM
Back to 2nd in the group
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 08:38:51 PM
Its their first ever world cup goal.

Oh right, get in there, ave it
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 24, 2018, 08:39:11 PM
Has been coming for the last ten minutes, England getting really sloppy.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 08:39:34 PM
Back to 2nd in the group
 :thumbsup:

On what, yellow cards?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 08:40:23 PM
Don't understand footie do they, bless em
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 08:40:59 PM
Fuck me at 6-0 your bound to get a bit complacent
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 24, 2018, 08:41:28 PM
Stones though he was playing CF when they conceded there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:41:46 PM
On what, yellow cards?

Disciplinary is the same at the minute I think?

Records without the bottom team puts England second on GD.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 08:42:14 PM
Hope when Sterling scores next, he does the Deulofeu gun celebration.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:42:14 PM
Ok, both Belgium and England have the same points, goals scored and goals conceded. Why is England now 2nd?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 24, 2018, 08:43:13 PM
Ok, both Belgium and England have the same points, goals scored and goals conceded. Why is England now 2nd?
Alphabetical order.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 08:43:31 PM
Ok, both Belgium and England have the same points, goals scored and goals conceded. Why is England now 2nd?

alphabetically?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 24, 2018, 08:43:32 PM
Is Danny Murphy one of the worst out there?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:43:54 PM
Alphabetical order.

That simple? Wow.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 08:44:03 PM
Is Danny Murphy one of the worst out there?

Yes heís a cunt
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 08:44:08 PM
I'm wrong.  The 'discount the bottom team' thing isn't relevant this WC. 

Its GD, head-to-head, disciplinary and then tossing a coin.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 08:45:05 PM
Disciplinary is the same at the minute I think?

Records without the bottom team puts England second on GD.

I've got about as much an idea as the commentators.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 08:46:17 PM
Is Danny Murphy one of the worst out there?

Ray Houghton is right up there with him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 08:46:31 PM
Is Danny Murphy one of the worst out there?

Yes.

Heís a real git of a guy.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 24, 2018, 08:46:43 PM
Iím really not into McGuire yno.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 08:47:58 PM
Iím really not into McGuire yno.

He's the Keith Curle of this generation.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 08:49:34 PM
Is Danny Murphy one of the worst out there?

One of the worst people currently walking the earth.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 08:50:07 PM
"Jordan Henderson looks so fit"  :batty:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 24, 2018, 08:50:11 PM
Murphy been up Hendersonís arse he entire game, nauseating !
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 08:50:21 PM
Danny Murphy:

ďJordan Henderson looks soooo fit!Ē 💦🍆💦
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 08:55:17 PM
How did these finish ahead of USA in the qualifying
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 08:56:39 PM
Not the greatest advert for Dele Alli to get his place back either looked more positionally comfortable with RLC in the mid .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 08:57:17 PM
I love Gareth Southgate. What a man.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:01:21 PM
I love Gareth Southgate. What a man.

Heís class
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Alanvideo on June 24, 2018, 09:03:02 PM
Murphy can't forget his RS links ,says he met a Russian fan with a YNWA tattoo. How interesting  :Sick:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:03:51 PM
Got to be proud of that, you can only beat whatís in front of you and we did that big time today
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 09:05:55 PM
Murphy been up Hendersonís arse he entire game, nauseating !

All season . :Sick:
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 09:06:45 PM
Not the greatest advert for Dele Alli to get his place back either looked more positionally comfortable with RLC in the mid .

Think you have Alli or Lingard in, not both. It's like the Gerard / Lampard days. One or the other.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 09:13:27 PM
https://twitter.com/Jamie_ODoherty/status/1010872360604295168
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:19:38 PM
Good to hear Southgate saying heís not happy with the overall performance, he knows what we did wrong
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 24, 2018, 09:19:41 PM
Wasn't overly impressed with RLC, but you canít have both Alli and Lingaard in there against good sides, maybe Delph would be worth a run
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 09:23:42 PM
Think you have Alli or Lingard in, not both. It's like the Gerard / Lampard days. One or the other.

The way Lingard played today I think he should be nailed on as Alli doesn't really turn up for England .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:26:13 PM
The way Lingard played today I think he should be nailed on as Alli doesn't really turn up for England .

Same with rashford over sterling for me
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 09:28:01 PM
Went to the same school as Southgate.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:29:16 PM
Went to the same school as Southgate.

Did you wedgie him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 24, 2018, 09:31:12 PM
Same with rashford over sterling for me

Sterling provides great movement and intelligent lay-offs, and heís playing well bar the finishing and the constant slagging he gets from the racist/red shite press.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 09:32:43 PM
Did you wedgie him

He's about 8 years older than me so not there at the same time. I knew his sister Michelle quite well.

I also remember his parent's house getting vandalised by some bellends after his penalty miss in 96.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:33:52 PM
He's about 8 years older than me so not there at the same time. I knew his sister Michelle quite well.

I also remember his parent's house getting vandalised by some bellends after his penalty miss in 96.

Thatís awful he was a good pro and comes across as a great bloke
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 09:34:08 PM
The way Lingard played today I think he should be nailed on as Alli doesn't really turn up for England .

It's odd as you'd think he'd be on a similar wavelength to Kane.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 09:38:34 PM
Fucking hell, Zabaleta is unreal looking isnt he. Making my insides ache.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:39:44 PM
Fucking hell, Zabaleta is unreal looking isnt he. Making my insides ache.

Mine to 😋
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 09:39:55 PM
Decent win. Will get more enthused if we beat a decent team.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 24, 2018, 09:45:10 PM
It's odd as you'd think he'd be on a similar wavelength to Kane.

Not really proved today again imho ...the other day Alli was nowhere near Kane even before he was laboured with and injury.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 09:46:30 PM
Decent win. Will get more enthused if we beat a decent team.

Oh, get on the hype BD.... !
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 09:48:09 PM
Amazing racks have turned up on this fine Summers day, Guinness doesn't do well in this heat though
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 09:53:35 PM
Decent win. Will get more enthused if we beat a decent team.

The thing is that you can actually get quite far in this tournament without beating decent opposition.

Get a decent round 16 draw, then win your next game on pens and you can easily find yourself in the semi finals without having beaten anyone of note.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 24, 2018, 09:54:49 PM
Fucking hell, Zabaleta is unreal looking isnt he. Making my insides ache.

Iím up for a bum with him
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 09:58:57 PM
Senegal win here for me I think
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 09:59:10 PM
The thing is that you can actually get quite far in this tournament without beating decent opposition.

Get a decent round 16 draw, then win your next game on pens and you can easily find yourself in the semi finals without having beaten anyone of note.

No but there's lots of good, very awkward teams who aren't 'name teams' in there. Teams like Mexico, Croatia, Senegal, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia are capable of beating anyone on a given day.

Panama and Tunisia were awful, let's be fair. Not to take anything away from England, who dealt with them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 10:12:08 PM
Shite keeping that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 10:12:17 PM
No but there's lots of good, very awkward teams who aren't 'name teams' in there. Teams like Mexico, Croatia, Senegal, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia are capable of beating anyone on a given day.

Panama and Tunisia were awful, let's be fair. Not to take anything away from England, who dealt with them.

But let's not forget the most goals England have ever scored in one match in the world cup is 4 goals. That was back in 1966. And one of those goals wasn't even a goal. VAR would have proven that.
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 10:17:27 PM
No but there's lots of good, very awkward teams who aren't 'name teams' in there. Teams like Mexico, Croatia, Senegal, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia are capable of beating anyone on a given day.

Panama and Tunisia were awful, let's be fair. Not to take anything away from England, who dealt with them.
Dont agree with all of that.
So far in my opinion it seems like the teams being capable of winning the WC are  more than ever. Mexico, Croatia, Serbia and maybe some other teams can win it apart from the usual ones.

But we have also seen that from confacaf and asian and in some aspects even african teams struggle more than ever.

Its strange that Italy isnt in the WC but Saudi, Tunisia and Panama are.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 10:19:15 PM
But let's not forget the most goals England have ever scored in one match in the world cup is 4 goals. That was back in 1966. And one of those goals wasn't even a goal. VAR would have proven that.

Yeah it was decent. And they played well. Good on them. Loads of things to like about the team and the manager.

Just not getting carried away until we play and beat a decent team. Same with a team like Belgium.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 24, 2018, 10:22:25 PM
Yeah it was decent. And they played well. Good on them. Loads of things to like about the team and the manager.

Just not getting carried away until we play and beat a decent team. Same with a team like Belgium.

Iím enjoying this World Cup because I have no expectations and Iím just loving each game we win but still keeping my expectations in check
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 24, 2018, 10:26:32 PM
Great skill by Mane
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 10:29:25 PM
Iím enjoying this World Cup because I have no expectations and Iím just loving each game we win but still keeping my expectations in check

Yeah I'm not putting a downer on things. I do think we've been one of the better teams, and we've dealt with the tasks in front of us effectively. We've created chances from open play and set pieces, and we look a threat, no doubt.

Just trying to look at it objectively and thinking, well the two weak teams in the group performed awfully in both games, so this group is a bit top heavy. Some of the other groups and teams are a bit more balanced, and so we've seen good teams tested by other good teams and got a bit more of an idea where they're at. With England and Belgium, I think it's still hard to know how good they are/aren't until they play better teams in a meaningful game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 24, 2018, 10:36:02 PM
That was a nice finish too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 10:37:31 PM
love a blonde Japanese player
Title: Russia 2018
Post by: Nicco on June 24, 2018, 10:42:35 PM
Seen a few tweets that Sampoli has completely list the dressing room.

The players are going to pick the team themselves against Nigeria....
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 10:44:10 PM
Argentina's manager needed to go after poncing around in that tight t shirt
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 10:44:27 PM
Yeah it was decent. And they played well. Good on them. Loads of things to like about the team and the manager.

Just not getting carried away until we play and beat a decent team. Same with a team like Belgium.

It's the world cup. Enjoy the moment. I think it's more about the tournament itself than actually winning it I think (although of course I want my teams to go far).

Will never forget that summer of 2006 in France especially. In terms of atmosphere, that was the best tournament for me because I lived in France then (although 1990 and 86 were better in terms of football and excitement). It's bringing everyone together, especially the smaller teams. Look how many are loving the underdogs upset the big boys.

I'm loving this tournament so far.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 10:48:57 PM
Seen a few tweets that Sampoli has completely list the dressing room.

The players are going to pick the team themselves against Nigeria....

It'll turn into an even bigger shambles. All 23 players will want to start. Who is going to decide on substitutions?

My guess is that Messi will pick the team although I was under the impression that he was doing that already.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 10:49:35 PM
Argentina could probably field all 23 players and still find some way to lose the game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 10:56:17 PM
It's the world cup. Enjoy the moment. I think it's more about the tournament itself than actually winning it I think (although of course I want my teams to go far).

Will never forget that summer of 2006 in France especially. In terms of atmosphere, that was the best tournament for me because I lived in France then (although 1990 and 86 were better in terms of football and excitement). It's bringing everyone together, especially the smaller teams. Look how many are loving the underdogs upset the big boys.

I'm loving this tournament so far.

The tournament's been amazing. I've been on here pretty much every day, saying how much I'm enjoying it when people have been slagging little teams off, or slagging games off that don't have loads of goals in them. It's been a superb start to the tournament from loads of perspectives. Really pleased for the Russian people as well, that it's going off well.

With England, probably like a lot of people, I like them but it's not a massive emotional investment like Everton. I'm pleased if they win, but not distraught if they lose. So it hopefully helps you to be more objective. And as objectively as I can, I'm thinking 'yeah, they've done really well, but they've not been really tested yet'. I don't even mean against the favourites. If we beat a decent team like Belgium, Columbia, Senegal or whoever, and played well, then I'd be extremely optimistic. Like I say, it's not a downer on England. It's not their fault they had the two easy games first, and they've taken full advantage.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 24, 2018, 11:02:13 PM
fancy Japan in this, they'll keep plugging away and might just snatch a winner
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 24, 2018, 11:06:55 PM
The tournament's been amazing. I've been on here pretty much every day, saying how much I'm enjoying it when people have been slagging little teams off, or slagging games off that don't have loads of goals in them. It's been a superb start to the tournament from loads of perspectives. Really pleased for the Russian people as well, that it's going off well.

With England, probably like a lot of people, I like them but it's not a massive emotional investment like Everton. I'm pleased if they win, but not distraught if they lose. So it hopefully helps you to be more objective. And as objectively as I can, I'm thinking 'yeah, they've done really well, but they've not been really tested yet'. I don't even mean against the favourites. If we beat a decent team like Belgium, Columbia, Senegal or whoever, and played well, then I'd be extremely optimistic. Like I say, it's not a downer on England. It's not their fault they had the two easy games first, and they've taken full advantage.

This is the first time I've invested more of me in England since 1996. Probably a mixture of the arrogance of the golden generation, slowly losing my national identity and the fact I (like most on here) find it hard to support an England full of rs players.

It's crazy really, we had far better players a decade ago, with a high profile manager, yet always did poorly when it mattered. Now we have Gareth Southgate, average at best in club football who has come across well in the few times I've seen him interviewed and is doing a very decent job on the international stage and players who don't have the big egos, everything seems down to earth. I even like Harry Kane now. I want him to beat Rooney's record now.

Of course, I'm also not exposed to the same media coverage of the national team either which makes it a lot easier to "come back" as well. I didn't even know there was a media attack on Sterling until I saw the thread on here about him the other day. I don't like Sterling because he's ex rs and not a very good goal scorer.

I feel like I've been out in the wilderness for years regarding the national teams, and while I technically have the four nations (three in this tournament) to get behind, it's really one I can have a true depth of interest in. I can't invest heavily like someone who would support two teams, Everton and Celtic say lol. It's good to see England off to a good start at least as a decade ago Tunisia would have been a draw and Panama perhaps a 2-0 sluggish win.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 11:17:31 PM
Osako has to score there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 11:35:16 PM
Has there ever been a decent African goalkeeper?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 24, 2018, 11:41:31 PM
Has there ever been a decent African goalkeeper?

Thomas N'Kono.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 24, 2018, 11:43:42 PM
Should have picked Oumar.

Would be the perfect sub for Senegal when needing a goal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 24, 2018, 11:47:42 PM
Has there ever been a decent African goalkeeper?

Kameni? Enyeama?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 24, 2018, 11:47:51 PM
If Poland vs Columbia is a draw later. Be exciting knowing any of the 4 can qualify from this group.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 24, 2018, 11:53:07 PM
This is the best World Cup for at least 4 years
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 24, 2018, 11:54:53 PM
Kameni? Enyeama?

Never rated Enyeama personally.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 24, 2018, 11:55:53 PM
Iím seeing people saying this tournament has been shit so far.

Honestly donít know what people want from a football tournament.

Personally think itís been the best I can remember. Quality, goals and drama throughout.

The fact there hasnít been one 0-0 yet tells its own story.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 24, 2018, 11:59:15 PM
Iím seeing people saying this tournament has been shit so far.

Honestly donít know what people want from a football tournament.

Personally think itís been the best I can remember. Quality, goals and drama throughout.

The fact there hasnít been one 0-0 yet tells its own story.

Who has said its shit? Madness.... its been fantastic.

Also starting to get pissed off at people mocking England fans for celebrating. Get a fucking life.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 25, 2018, 12:02:13 AM
If Poland vs Columbia is a draw later. Be exciting knowing any of the 4 can qualify from this group.

And even could finish with all 4 teams on 4 points.

That would be rough for two of those
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 12:05:34 AM
This is the first time I've invested more of me in England since 1996. Probably a mixture of the arrogance of the golden generation, slowly losing my national identity and the fact I (like most on here) find it hard to support an England full of rs players.

It's crazy really, we had far better players a decade ago, with a high profile manager, yet always did poorly when it mattered. Now we have Gareth Southgate, average at best in club football who has come across well in the few times I've seen him interviewed and is doing a very decent job on the international stage and players who don't have the big egos, everything seems down to earth. I even like Harry Kane now. I want him to beat Rooney's record now.

Of course, I'm also not exposed to the same media coverage of the national team either which makes it a lot easier to "come back" as well. I didn't even know there was a media attack on Sterling until I saw the thread on here about him the other day. I don't like Sterling because he's ex rs and not a very good goal scorer.

I feel like I've been out in the wilderness for years regarding the national teams, and while I technically have the four nations (three in this tournament) to get behind, it's really one I can have a true depth of interest in. I can't invest heavily like someone who would support two teams, Everton and Celtic say lol. It's good to see England off to a good start at least as a decade ago Tunisia would have been a draw and Panama perhaps a 2-0 sluggish win.

Yeah, people have their own reasons and national identity is a personal thing in a way. I couldn't be any less bothered about 'Englishness' or whatever that means. Not in a self loathing leftie way, I just don't see it as a big deal either way. We've done good and bad in the world, and it is what it is (to quote Harry Kane). It's an accident of birth where you happen to be born and emerge on the Earth's surface, in my eyes, so I don't attach a massive significance to that.

Probably my main dislike is just England fans, and the kinds of people that it can sometimes attract. Of course there are sound England fans within that. Anyone who wants to talk about empires or insinuate some kind of cultural superiority or whatever would be my issue, and I dare say all national teams have people like that following them. We seem to have quite a lot like that, but maybe I see it more than with other nations.

As for this team, overall it's likeable, it's progressive and the manager has got a brain in his head and has conducted himself immaculately in my opinion, when plenty of England fan morons were slaughtering him without any justification.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 12:17:47 AM
Poland looked old and leggy in the first game, and Columbia did well with 10 men for almost all the game. Think the Columbians might turn up tonight and remind people of their quality. Not a team I'd particularly want England to play.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 12:20:13 AM
Who has said its shit? Madness.... its been fantastic.

Also starting to get pissed off at people mocking England fans for celebrating. Get a fucking life.

Itís ridiculous how we think as fans, itís like we want to be wank cos we prefer to criticise
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 25, 2018, 12:20:50 AM
Yeah, people have their own reasons and national identity is a personal thing in a way. I couldn't be any less bothered about 'Englishness' or whatever that means. Not in a self loathing leftie way, I just don't see it as a big deal either way. We've done good and bad in the world, and it is what it is (to quote Harry Kane). It's an accident of birth where you happen to be born and emerge on the Earth's surface, in my eyes, so I don't attach a massive significance to that.

Probably my main dislike is just England fans, and the kinds of people that it can sometimes attract. Of course there are sound England fans within that. Anyone who wants to talk about empires or insinuate some kind of cultural superiority or whatever would be my issue, and I dare say all national teams have people like that following them. We seem to have quite a lot like that, but maybe I see it more than with other nations.

As for this team, overall it's likeable, it's progressive and the manager has got a brain in his head and has conducted himself immaculately in my opinion, when plenty of England fan morons were slaughtering him without any justification.

Sounds like England rugby fans
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 12:23:01 AM
Iím seeing people saying this tournament has been shit so far.

Honestly donít know what people want from a football tournament.

Personally think itís been the best I can remember. Quality, goals and drama throughout.

The fact there hasnít been one 0-0 yet tells its own story.

Who said this? Tell me and I will hunt them down and end them all
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 12:27:22 AM
Iím seeing people saying this tournament has been shit so far.

Honestly donít know what people want from a football tournament.

Personally think itís been the best I can remember. Quality, goals and drama throughout.

The fact there hasnít been one 0-0 yet tells its own story.

I think that's people who don't actually like watching football. The sort of people, if you watch a game in the pub with them, they talk non stop about other stuff during the game, and then stop for goals and sending offs and then start to give opinions on the game based on that one event, without having actually watched it.

People love all the pageantry and soap opera element, but some people just don't like football all that much and so their default position unless it's 4-3 with two reds will say 'that was a bit shit'. And that's fine for those that don't like it, of course. Just don't pretend you do, and then pontificate about it like you know what you're on about.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 25, 2018, 12:44:55 AM
Think it's been brilliant so far. Haven't taken this much interest in a WC for a while. Loved 1990. This is almost as good.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 12:46:21 AM
Think it's been brilliant so far. Haven't taken this much interest in a WC for a while. Loved 1990. This is almost as good.

86, 90 and 98, been shite since then
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 12:46:45 AM
Who does Senegal's CB who wasn't Koulibaly play for?  He looked decent today.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 12:48:02 AM
Napoli I think
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ross on June 25, 2018, 12:50:08 AM
Who does Senegal's CB who wasn't Koulibaly play for?  He looked decent today.

Remember when we were in for him and ended up with Big Ash!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 12:51:07 AM
It's actually nice the US isn't in the competition this time, because all the coverage I have seen has been very neutral. No over the top bandwagon stuff, in fact most games have a pundit from the country playing representing the analysis. And this is all on Fox of all channels. In fact I wouldn't even know the world cup was on unless I actually tuned in.

For me, that's helping a lot as well, it's a unique position I've never experienced which allows me to form my own opinions and generate my own excitement and interest.

The perception I am seeing is that it's a world cup where nations aren't only competing but people of different nations are coming together as one. Whether that's really happening or not, I don't know, but there's a real unified feeling. Maybe it's a stark contrast of the disunity in the world in general at present.

Now I want Columbia to win this next game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 25, 2018, 12:52:16 AM
Yes! Higuita the crazy bastard.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 12:53:22 AM
Who does Senegal's CB who wasn't Koulibaly play for?  He looked decent today.

Hannover. Looks a decent player.

EDIT: Already agreed to sign for Schalke this summer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 12:55:12 AM
Who does Senegal's CB who wasn't Koulibaly play for?  He looked decent today.

Sorry pal Iím a bit tipsy I didnít see the who isnít koulibaly
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 25, 2018, 01:09:56 AM
Thank god that accidental Lewandowski stamp didnít happen against the RS, Derek Acorah would be challenging him to a spirit world straightener right now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 25, 2018, 01:15:20 AM
86, 90 and 98, been shite since then

98 I missed most of as I was working and the club didn't have a TV in the bar at the time. I did watch the Brazil v Scotland match straight after my English Lit A-Level paper
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 25, 2018, 01:17:03 AM
This World Cup has been great so far, loads of goals, the big boys have not been all conquering and I love the fact that both the Senegalese and Japanese fans cleaned up the stadium after their games.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 25, 2018, 01:20:32 AM
98 I missed most of as I was working and the club didn't have a TV in the bar at the time. I did watch the Brazil v Scotland match straight after my English Lit A-Level paper

Was off work for the first two weeks of that one with Chickenpox, so got to see a lot of the group games.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 25, 2018, 01:44:38 AM
98 I missed most of as I was working and the club didn't have a TV in the bar at the time. I did watch the Brazil v Scotland match straight after my English Lit A-Level paper

I remember us all finishing work early and getting blootered watching it, gave them a good game as well. Ah Scotland, masters of the brave defeat. :)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 25, 2018, 01:46:23 AM
I remember us all finishing work early and getting blootered watching it, gave them a good game as well. Ah Scotland, masters of the brave defeat. :)

The Claude pub, surrounded by student fanny in glorious sunshine.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 01:53:51 AM
https://the18.com/soccer-entertainment/panama-vs-england-cheating-attempt-2018-world-cup?utm_campaign=entertainment&utm_medium=organic-social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=article

haha you gotta give it to them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 25, 2018, 01:55:57 AM
Wasnít 1990 actually a very dull tournament and the only reason itís remembered fondly is because England did well?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 25, 2018, 01:58:29 AM
Wasnít 1990 actually a very dull tournament and the only reason itís remembered fondly is because England did well?

Possibly for English people but for me it was the Cameroon team upsetting the odds, the Caniggia goal to beat Brazil, England doing well and the absolute drama of that penalty shoot out
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:03:20 AM
Don't forget Pavarotti.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 02:05:51 AM
Wasnít 1990 actually a very dull tournament and the only reason itís remembered fondly is because England did well?

I think objectively it probably wasn't the best football, but it was an incredibly evocative, exotic, event-filled tournament. Everyone had long hair and looked like Central American gun runners.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 25, 2018, 02:05:57 AM
Wasnít 1990 actually a very dull tournament and the only reason itís remembered fondly is because England did well?

Apparently it had the fewest overall amount of goals in any world cup, but it had all sorts of other crazy shit going on with teams like Cameroon, Colombia and Argentina.

It also had a lot of genuinely world class players playing for Germany, Yugoslavia and Holland and Italy.

Obviously England getting to the semi's helped. Easily my favourite world cup ever.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 25, 2018, 02:06:15 AM
https://the18.com/soccer-entertainment/panama-vs-england-cheating-attempt-2018-world-cup?utm_campaign=entertainment&utm_medium=organic-social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=article

haha you gotta give it to them.

Isn't this due to some interpretation of the kick off rules that the game can't start until all players are out of the opposition half, the cloudy part being that if they're all off the pitch then in theory they're out of the half so the game can restart? No one's confirmed it yet but it was thought that's why Trippier didn't celebrate one of Kane's goals and also Portugal got a player to stay on the pitch when Ronaldo scored.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:08:53 AM
Isn't this due to some interpretation of the kick off rules that the game can't start until all players are out of the opposition half, the cloudy part being that if they're all off the pitch then in theory they're out of the half so the game can restart? No one's confirmed it yet but it was thought that's why Trippier didn't celebrate one of Kane's goals and also Portugal got a player to stay on the pitch when Ronaldo scored.

I have no idea. But it was a pathetic attempt. Pickford must have been like wtf?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 25, 2018, 02:10:16 AM
https://the18.com/soccer-entertainment/panama-vs-england-cheating-attempt-2018-world-cup?utm_campaign=entertainment&utm_medium=organic-social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=article

haha you gotta give it to them.


Is it against the rules? If all the players are in the right half or completely off the pitch? I think it should be allowed if only cos itís quite amusing
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:29:13 AM
Awesome Columbia.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 25, 2018, 02:32:49 AM
Everton are desperate for a player like Quintero.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 25, 2018, 02:32:53 AM
Made up for falcao after missing out on Brazil.

Also made up to see Columbia at full flow here. They captured my heart in 14 and they still have a hold of it.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 02:34:58 AM
Made up for falcao after missing out on Brazil.

Also made up to see Columbia at full flow here. They captured my heart in 14 and they still have a hold of it.

I'd got them getting to the semi's pre-tournament.

3!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:36:28 AM
That third epitomises the world cup. The move, the anticipation of the finish, and then the finish. And then the mad celebrations. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cozzie on June 25, 2018, 02:37:02 AM
Brilliant from Rodriguez.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Simon Paul on June 25, 2018, 02:37:02 AM
That pass was sex
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 25, 2018, 02:37:03 AM
That pass was amazing.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 02:37:29 AM
No one wants to play Columbia. They've got too much talent, especially if they get some confidence.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 25, 2018, 02:38:13 AM
Itís COLOMBIA NOT COLUMBIA

FUCK SAKE.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 25, 2018, 02:38:48 AM
Best performance of the tournament this.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 02:41:20 AM
Itís COLOMBIA NOT COLUMBIA

FUCK SAKE.

I'm gonna do it on purpose now
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 25, 2018, 02:41:22 AM
They're a very dangerous side. England will want to avoid them.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 25, 2018, 02:41:30 AM
James starting to turn on the style. Really like this Colombia kit as well
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 02:41:51 AM
No one wants to play Columbia. They've got too much talent, especially if they get some confidence.

Good job the weird scheduling of Group H's last games being played before G's means England will know who awaits depending on the 1st/2nd place finish.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:42:55 AM
Itís COLOMBIA NOT COLUMBIA

FUCK SAKE.

You mean it's not this?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Columbia_Pictures_%28logo%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:43:54 AM
That deserved a gual.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 02:45:00 AM
You mean it's not this?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Columbia_Pictures_%28logo%29.jpg)

I've a couple of Columbia coats.

(https://www.retail-loyalty.org/upload/medialibrary/3c7/3c7104723dd8cedd104cf18226cdc3af.jpg)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 02:45:17 AM
That was laughably bad from James.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on June 25, 2018, 02:46:19 AM
Itís COLOMBIA NOT COLUMBIA

FUCK SAKE.

You can spell it with a u in English as it derives from Columbus (it's Colůn in Spanish).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 25, 2018, 02:46:55 AM
Good job the weird scheduling of Group H's last games being played before G's means England will know who awaits depending on the 1st/2nd place finish.

What?  Why are they doing it like this?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 02:50:18 AM
What?  Why are they doing it like this?

Its Russian.  H must come before G in Cyrillic?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:52:27 AM
Good job the weird scheduling of Group H's last games being played before G's means England will know who awaits depending on the 1st/2nd place finish.

Are they doing that thing where the last group games are played at the same time?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 02:53:29 AM
Are they doing that thing where the last group games are played at the same time?

Yeah, 3pm and 7pm kick offs this week, with 2 games at each time.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 02:54:51 AM
Yeah, 3pm and 7pm kick offs this week, with 2 games at each time.

Hate that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 25, 2018, 02:55:12 AM
Some night for Colombia
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on June 25, 2018, 02:57:44 AM
is weird every other grouo is played in order ABCD  etc   still think it will be Columbia and we are going out..............,  read and heared everyone saying we should make the 1/4's   but Colombia my dark horses
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 25, 2018, 02:59:21 AM
is weird every other grouo is played in order ABCD  etc   still think it will be Columbia and we are going out..............,  read and heared everyone saying we should make the 1/4's   but Colombia my dark horses

F play before E too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 25, 2018, 03:12:54 AM
Hate that.
germany austria caused that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 03:18:56 AM
germany austria caused that

Fuckin' Hitler.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 03:39:41 AM
So, we're entering the last round of group games with lots still to play for.

Group A
Russia play Uruguay tomorrow to decide who tops the group.  Russia are top at the minute, so only a Uruguay win changes that. Saudi and Egypt have nothing to play for except the Mo Salah consolation trophy.

Group B
Play after the above, with Portugal knowing a win puts them through as group winners to play 2nd place from Grp A.  If they don't win, then if Spain win then they win the group.  If they lose then they're out and Iran go through. There's also a scenario where Spain lose by 2 and Portugal and Iran draw and Spain go out.

Group C
France are through.  A draw between them and Denmark on Tuesday puts Denmark through in second.  A Denmark win puts them through top.  A France win and an Australia win against Peru with either by 2 goals puts Australia through instead of Denmark.  Peru are out.

Group D
Basically win and you're in for second spot between Argentina and Nigeria.

Group F
Things get weird with Group F playing before Group E.  This group was turned on its head with Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible last kick winner last night.

Mexico are through unless they lose, where if that were to happen and Germany win too then Mexico don't go through even with 6 points.  Don't ask me who wins the group in that scenario though as I've no idea.

Group E
Everything to play for here, with Brazil and Serbia playing out a win and you're in game.  A draw is no good to Serbia without a Switzerland loss, but a draw and a Switzerland win would mean Switzerland win the group.

Group H
Again playing out of order.  Same as the above group, except if Japan win they win the group irrespective of other results.  Either Senegal or Colombia go through with a win.  A draw is no good for Colombia.

Group G
Belgium and England playing off to pick their route  for the latter stages.  Everything else will be mapped out before them before kick off, and with Martinez saying he'll field a sexond string team it'll either be dead exciting or complete rubbish.


Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Brownie on June 25, 2018, 03:41:08 AM
And I was only ten at the time and had really caught the football bug.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: BlueNoseMike on June 25, 2018, 03:55:20 AM

Group B
Play after the above, with Portugal knowing a win puts them through as group winners to play 2nd place from Grp A.  If they don't win, then if Spain win then they win the group.  If they lose then they're out and Iran go through. There's also a scenario where Spain lose by 2 and Portugal and Iran draw and Spain go out.





Spain are currently top so Portugal don't necessarily guarantee top spot with a win at all. Spain currently top due to having less yellow cards. There's potential for a coin toss decide winner (if Spain get one more yellow card than Portugal and both win by same scoreline)
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 03:57:11 AM
Spain are currently top so Portugal don't necessarily guarantee top spot with a win at all. Spain currently top due to having less yellow cards. There's potential for a coin toss decide winner (if Spain get one more yellow card than Portugal and both win by same scoreline)

I wrote it thinking Spain were top and had to change it after seeing this?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: BlueNoseMike on June 25, 2018, 04:03:10 AM
I wrote it thinking Spain were top and had to change it after seeing this?

http://www.marca.com/en/world-cup/2018/06/20/5b2abac122601d8b7f8b45c0.html

Spain top from what I've seen/read. Plus a Portugal win wouldn't have guaranteed top spot if Portugal were top anyway (Spain could outscore them and top it). Hard to call this one as maybe Iran can sneak a win, but you'd also say Morocco have been unlucky and are due a result.

Been a class world cup anyway and thanks for summarising the potential outcomes of all the other groups

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 01:40:46 PM
Iceland play Croatia tonight, if I eland beat them (unlikely) and Argentina beat Nigeria ( unlikely) then Gylfi stays on into the round of 16. Do we want this to happen or would we prefer heís off on his hols without injury and focuses on pre season ?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Gash on June 25, 2018, 02:23:50 PM
It's this hype that starts grinding on people. I liked the way England went quietly about their preperation, then 20 good minutes in the first game and gubbing a poor Panama team, which included two penalties and a big deflection and the nation's gone full kopite.

I'll be happy enough if they do well, I loved some of the English players in the 80's and 90's but you only need to listen to people like Terry Butcher to see that people need to take a deep breath and slow down a bit. It just makes it all the worse when the wheels come off.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 02:33:48 PM
The hype has gone way over the top as usual, we've beat two very poor teams. Thursday will be a good test but, weirdly losing and finishing second will probably give us an easier run of games, when I say easier, we will avoid the likes of Germany and Brazil.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 25, 2018, 02:44:22 PM
https://twitter.com/ManOnToday/status/1010873144561819648

"That's all me that is, I put the foundations in place. I'm the greatest manager ever, isn't that right lads? Lads??"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 25, 2018, 03:44:13 PM
https://twitter.com/ManOnToday/status/1010873144561819648

"That's all me that is, I put the foundations in place. I'm the greatest manager ever, isn't that right lads? Lads??"

He's been on Talksport this morning saying he was there hosting an event, with Robbie Savage - looks pretty sparse to me. He kept on saying that it was a nice burger but that they did not put any ketchup on it for him.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 03:54:06 PM
One can only wonder what the score might have been were Allardyce still England manager, that is if we had even qualified ? Yesterday would have been all about just getting a point that would see us through to the last 16.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 25, 2018, 04:34:52 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44551221

What the actual fuck?!

No one gives a shit that Egypt will be out except for Egyptians

It's been a great World Cup so far, not a fucking one man show
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 25, 2018, 04:53:11 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44551221

What the actual fuck?!

No one gives a shit that Egypt will be out except for Egyptians

It's been a great World Cup so far, not a fucking one man show

That is terrifying
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 25, 2018, 04:54:14 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44551221

What the actual fuck?!

No one gives a shit that Egypt will be out except for Egyptians

It's been a great World Cup so far, not a fucking one man show

fucking hell. I never really minded him, apart from him being a kopite. But the cosying up with the chechnya guy, fuck him. Awful. Sickening.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 25, 2018, 04:57:31 PM
Knew he was a cunt.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 25, 2018, 05:01:06 PM
It's this hype that starts grinding on people. I liked the way England went quietly about their preperation, then 20 good minutes in the first game and gubbing a poor Panama team, which included two penalties and a big deflection and the nation's gone full kopite.

I'll be happy enough if they do well, I loved some of the English players in the 80's and 90's but you only need to listen to people like Terry Butcher to see that people need to take a deep breath and slow down a bit. It just makes it all the worse when the wheels come off.

Havenít really listened to English pundits but from what I can see all the ďIts coming homeĒ stuff is still very tongue and cheek.

Weíre just happy we have been a bitter disappointment for once!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 25, 2018, 05:07:11 PM
Truly heart warming to know it's not just us Everton fans who think Murphy is a kopite bias cunt . lolol
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 05:28:27 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44551221

What the actual fuck?!

No one gives a shit that Egypt will be out except for Egyptians

It's been a great World Cup so far, not a fucking one man show

Could they be any further up his arse, it's actually really embarrassing that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 05:30:04 PM
Truly heart warming to know it's not just us Everton fans who think Murphy is a kopite bias cunt . lolol

Took him just over 60 mins to mention the shite yesterday, gotta be a record for him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 05:33:06 PM
fucking hell. I never really minded him, apart from him being a kopite. But the cosying up with the chechnya guy, fuck him. Awful. Sickening.

Like I said previously, sickening but you canít really blame him for it, he never courts the press and seems like a decent bloke, has done a lot for easing Islamaphobia in certain parts.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 05:37:56 PM
He will win the Ballon D'or this year, more out of sympathy now.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 25, 2018, 05:39:49 PM
Like I said previously, sickening but you canít really blame him for it, he never courts the press and seems like a decent bloke, has done a lot for easing Islamaphobia in certain parts.

To be honest, i can blame him for it. Maybe he isnt such a decent bloke after all. Its unforgivable in my opinion.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 25, 2018, 05:41:19 PM
Why are people trying to say heís a nice bloke.

Just call him a cunt like every other kopite and be done with it.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 05:53:51 PM
One things for certain today, I'll be swerving the Egypt V Saudi match, because he will be playing and the commentators will be sat with their cocks in their hands everytime he touches the ball

2 yard pass

"Ooohhh that's world class from Salah" fap fap fap

"Such a shame he's out of the tournament, he's not himself, you can tell he's in pain" fap fap fap

No, it really isn't a shame, shit fucking happens.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 06:24:47 PM
One things for certain today, I'll be swerving the Egypt V Saudi match, because he will be playing and the commentators will be sat with their cocks in their hands everytime he touches the ball

2 yard pass

"Ooohhh that's world class from Salah" fap fap fap

"Such a shame he's out of the tournament, he's not himself, you can tell he's in pain" fap fap fap

No, it really isn't a shame, shit fucking happens.

Fuck me your right there dude full on salah wankfest in the studio
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ramjam on June 25, 2018, 06:28:11 PM
Well that Ramos fella really doesnít deserve to be playing st this WC after what he did to super Mo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 07:57:43 PM
To be honest, i can blame him for it. Maybe he isnt such a decent bloke after all. Its unforgivable in my opinion.

O.k. So you blame him because the pundits are all over him, fine then if thatís your belief.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 25, 2018, 08:13:18 PM
O.k. So you blame him because the pundits are all over him, fine then if thatís your belief.

eh? whats the pundits got to do with it? My issue is him hanging out with a man who is torturing gay men and killing people left right and centre...
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 08:20:56 PM
Fair does, hadnít seen that, stupid decision of FIFA,Egyptian FA to base them in Chechnya.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 25, 2018, 08:22:23 PM
Fair does, hadnít seen that, stupid decision of FIFA,Egyptian FA to base them in Chechnya.

No worries. Human rights groups tried to get FIFA to not use that area as a base but money talks i guess!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 08:32:08 PM
No worries. Human rights groups tried to get FIFA to not use that area as a base but money talks i guess!!


Its a fucking disgrace
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 09:10:41 PM
That's two free kicks along the ground this world cup. Haven't seen those for ages.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 09:13:07 PM
There was one in the premier league toward the 3nd of last season, forget who but the entire Wall jumped as he took the kick and it went under all of their feet.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 09:13:43 PM
That's two free kicks along the ground this world cup. Haven't seen those for ages.

I'm sure De Bruyne did one last season for City?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 25, 2018, 09:15:12 PM
I'm sure De Bruyne did one last season for City?

Thatís the one !
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 09:19:27 PM
Good to see both teams going for it even though they have both qualified already, hope England and Belgium do the same
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 09:22:44 PM
There was one in the premier league toward the 3nd of last season, forget who but the entire Wall jumped as he took the kick and it went under all of their feet.

Not seen them so much since the Sheedy days.

Guess the pitches were more conducive to them back in the day.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 09:24:39 PM
This is more like it from Uruguay, after two really dull performances.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 25, 2018, 09:25:36 PM
Good to see both teams going for it even though they have both qualified already, hope England and Belgium do the same

Race to lose that game. Talk that Phil Neville might get a start.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 09:26:03 PM
Salah has scored cue massive wankathon
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 25, 2018, 09:30:00 PM
Salah has scored cue massive wankathon

"He's not fully fit, each goal should be worth 5 so he can take home a deserved golden boot, because he's the best thing ever"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 09:40:35 PM
As expected

Quote
Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

Two goals for Mo Salah and he's not even fully fit yet. Well done him.

 :Sick:

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 25, 2018, 09:49:02 PM
That champions league final is still keeping me going, what a beautiful evening that was
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 25, 2018, 09:56:55 PM
I completely missed Russia having a man sent off!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 25, 2018, 09:58:13 PM
How dare they keep giving penalties to Saudi Arabia, super Mo has the right to leave the World Cup with a victory, as no one in the history of football has ever played in the World Cup whilst not being fully fit, especially not a sore shoulder, a true insipiration

In fact FIFA should introduce the Mo Salah Award for Heroic Bravery
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 25, 2018, 10:08:55 PM
Salah will be up for a Nobel Peace Prize award
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 10:16:32 PM
https://twitter.com/sportbible/status/1011221219071455234
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 25, 2018, 10:22:45 PM
https://twitter.com/sportbible/status/1011221219071455234

That's just weird.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 25, 2018, 10:47:37 PM
Gutted that I'm in the minority of people who doesn't think Jimmy Bullard is some sort of comedy genius. Such an attention seeking prick

Samedov and those free kicks - horrendous!

3rd time of asking if anything he should have under hit it just to make sure it didn't go flying out of play again
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 25, 2018, 10:51:08 PM
Nobody told the linesman he's not allowed to flag Salah offside ...ffs mustnt have got the memo.


Uruguay looked decent but the sending off spoilt the game for me ...although credit both sides for actually throwing everything at it ..
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 25, 2018, 10:51:18 PM
Gutted that I'm in the minority of people who doesn't think Jimmy Bullard is some sort of comedy genius. Such an attention seeking prick

Samedov and those free kicks - horrendous!

3rd time of asking if anything he should have under hit it just to make sure it didn't go flying out of play again
Am with you mate, he's a bad bellend
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: boothill on June 25, 2018, 10:54:31 PM
cavarni, just scores, then making tackles at right back, top player that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: bluestevie on June 25, 2018, 10:58:52 PM
Utter disgrace from Saudi, scoring so late to beat that brave soul Mo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 25, 2018, 11:00:12 PM
Utter disgrace from Saudi, scoring so late to beat that brave soul Mo

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Almost enjoyed that goal as much as England's

Now fuck off Salah
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Toffee1 on June 25, 2018, 11:02:01 PM
The media here will play on the fact that he was injured and totally neglect the obvious fact that Egypt aren't very good.

Hope now that the love in will end but there will be some (in the media) who will try ever so hard to mention him, just so they can look good.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 25, 2018, 11:03:16 PM
Am with you mate, he's a bad bellend

Agree, he's a twat
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 25, 2018, 11:03:59 PM
BBC live text.... hahahahahahahhahah fuck off


Jack: You do wonder what might have been for Egypt had Salah been fully fit..
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Omar on June 25, 2018, 11:13:07 PM
No worries. Human rights groups tried to get FIFA to not use that area as a base but money talks i guess!!

No worries. Human rights groups tried to get FIFA to not use that area as a base but money talks i guess!!



Considering whatís going on in Qatar, I donít think FIFA is too concerned with human rights.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 26, 2018, 12:41:31 AM
Tonight's RTE ex RS is Hamman, just describing Carvalho there and he comes out with, he tries to thread the ball through the needle of an eye at times
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blargins on June 26, 2018, 12:47:24 AM
Tonight's RTE ex RS is Hamman, just describing Carvalho there and he comes out with, he tries to thread the ball through the needle of an eye at times

[irishstereotypejokemode] He is in Ireland ;) [/irishstereotypejokemode]
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 26, 2018, 01:10:39 AM
Nasty two footed challenge by Pique ...lucky not to see red .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 26, 2018, 01:20:06 AM
Terrible goal to concede from Spain there.

Enjoying the Portugal match.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blue slug on June 26, 2018, 01:42:42 AM
Iran are giving Portugal a right good test
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 26, 2018, 01:45:25 AM
What a goal that is from the shit Ronaldo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 26, 2018, 01:46:49 AM
So many greats goals this World Cup and thatís right up there.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 26, 2018, 01:47:50 AM
Trademark Quaresma finish.

Absolute quality.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 01:50:19 AM
Have really loved following Iran with my mate and his family. Think they are one of the best coached teams in the tournament. But what a piece of genius to open the scoring. Can't do anything but give credit for that.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 01:52:10 AM
Iran look rubbish, but they've opened up Portugal a couple of times just lack that bit of quality.  Portugal look slow and lacking ideas and relying on bits of magic rather than an actual systematic plan.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 02:03:03 AM
44 mins
Post update
Iran 0-0 Portugal
Oh no, Pepe is down after a little coming together with Mehdi Taremi.

Call an ambulance.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 02:05:33 AM
Iran look rubbish, but they've opened up Portugal a couple of times just lack that bit of quality.  Portugal look slow and lacking ideas and relying on bits of magic rather than an actual systematic plan.


Bit harsh. They deserved a point off Spain, and have only conceded to a random wonder goal here. Clearly a very well drilled team.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 26, 2018, 02:10:44 AM
Not a pen for me.

Ronaldo throws himself into the lad.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Confucius on June 26, 2018, 02:11:17 AM
So Pique should have a red and a yellow for the handball. No VAR for either? FIFA has their favourites.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 02:13:32 AM
Nailed on pen for me.  One of these lads is going to twat the ref here.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 02:14:29 AM

Bit harsh. They deserved a point off Spain, and have only conceded to a random wonder goal here. Clearly a very well drilled team.

They work hard and are organised, but they've no attacking quality whatsoever.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 02:16:02 AM
They work hard and are organised, but they've no attacking quality whatsoever.

Big Sams favourite team
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 02:18:33 AM
Portugal players are shithouses
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 26, 2018, 02:22:13 AM
Portugal players are shithouses

What a shithous Quaresma was there !
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 02:23:36 AM
The refs lost control in the Iran game
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 26, 2018, 02:26:07 AM
Hope Spain get a win and this lot have to play Uruguay !
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 02:29:39 AM
They work hard and are organised, but they've no attacking quality whatsoever.

Created better chances than Spain in their game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 26, 2018, 02:42:36 AM
Ref has been let down by his VAR officials tonight.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 26, 2018, 02:43:25 AM
Hmm. Any player apart from Ronaldo and I reckon that's a red. Ref has completely bottled it giving a yellow - if you think he's tried to elbow him in the face, how can it be anything other than a red?



Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 02:43:39 AM
Ronaldo shat himself there
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 26, 2018, 02:44:40 AM
I'm not saying I don't like VAR, but it's almost like we're watching a different game altogether in the WC compared to say the Prem.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 26, 2018, 02:46:34 AM
Hmm. Any player apart from Ronaldo and I reckon that's a red. Ref has completely bottled it giving a yellow - if you think he's tried to elbow him in the face, how can it be anything other than a red?

Wouldnít have given a yellow myself.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 26, 2018, 02:47:19 AM
Wouldnít have given a yellow myself.

Yeah. I can see the argument for either a red or nothing. But yellow is a complete bottle job and never the right answer.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 26, 2018, 02:49:29 AM
Morocco have been really unfortunate in this World Cup, similar to how Algeria played better than Germany in the last tournament but still got eliminated
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 02:49:36 AM
Nothing in it, but a yellow isn't a decision, it's a bottle job, seems the ref didn't think it was anything but because he had some whispers in his ear decided he had to give something
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 02:50:20 AM
This ref (Portugal v Iran) can't wait for this game to be done.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 26, 2018, 02:50:22 AM
This has probably been the worst ref performance of the competition.

Needless VAR reviews and heís lost complete control of the game.

Iran should be ashamed of themselves though. Spent the whole second half moaning at the ref instead of trying to win the game.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 02:50:34 AM
Hah, wtf, VAR again
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 26, 2018, 02:50:58 AM
LOL. Absolute joke that one.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 02:51:11 AM
What bullshit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 02:51:33 AM
Think that'd be a harsh handball. Right now, I don't think the draw would be enough though even with Spain losing would it?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 26, 2018, 02:51:52 AM
fuck off lawrenson you miserable old cunt. just shut up.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 02:52:31 AM
Ref having a mare here. This is the worst advert for VAR too, as opposed to how well it has been used so far in this tournament (for the most part).
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 02:52:31 AM
Farce that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 02:53:18 AM
Ah Spain scored too.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 26, 2018, 02:53:18 AM
Diabolical decision.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 26, 2018, 02:53:19 AM
Fuck me. How has he not got that on target.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 02:53:47 AM
Absolute mess this game.

Fuck that was close to an Iran winner!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 02:54:08 AM
Oh soooo close
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Ell Capitan on June 26, 2018, 02:57:12 AM
Ref can't even blow the full time whistle properly.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 02:57:27 AM
There was about 2 minutes of added on added on time missed there?
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: sam of the south on June 26, 2018, 02:57:37 AM
I dislike Spain quite a bit
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: stirlingblue on June 26, 2018, 02:58:52 AM
Not sure how I feel about all that.

Great drama, but the cause of it all was the VAR not the football itself
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 02:59:07 AM
Some of them Iranian women though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 02:59:24 AM
Ridiculous that
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 26, 2018, 02:59:28 AM
The thing is, I thought the VAR guys were only to tell the ref to have a look if they think he’s made a big mistake.

That puts a lot of pressure on the ref to change his decision.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 02:59:30 AM
A shame about that chance right at the end, but really it was a never a penalty for handball.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 26, 2018, 02:59:46 AM
what a farce of a game.

Utterly enthralling though.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 26, 2018, 03:00:17 AM
i feel so bad for Iran there actually. The guy who missed the chance at the end, poor guy.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 03:00:29 AM
Some of them Iranian women though.

Literally just said this to my brother, his reply "hairy armpits lad"
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: blueToffee on June 26, 2018, 03:01:03 AM
The thing is, I thought the VAR guys were only to tell the ref to have a look if they think heís made a big mistake.

That puts a lot of pressure on the ref to change his decision.

I think this was the issue this game. I don't think the ref handled it well, as in he lost the game before, but yeah when a group of people are telling you to go look at something at the very least you're going to start doubting yourself if it's a fine margin thing.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Escla on June 26, 2018, 03:01:16 AM
This has probably been the worst ref performance of the competition.

Needless VAR reviews and heís lost complete control of the game.

Iran should be ashamed of themselves though. Spent the whole second half moaning at the ref instead of trying to win the game.

Iran were bad but I donít believe they were any worse than Portugal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 03:02:30 AM
So it's ok to throw the elbow in if your name is Ronaldo
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 03:03:57 AM
i feel so bad for Iran there actually. The guy who missed the chance at the end, poor guy.

Both sides too busy play acting and moaning at the ref to actually try and play some football, wish they both went out
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 03:04:16 AM
Literally just said this to my brother, his reply "hairy armpits lad"

Nah. They're got a big, manicured and waxed middle class, la. Tell your mate he's talking shite.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 03:04:16 AM
Expect that ref to end up in the prem next season.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 26, 2018, 03:04:38 AM
Some of them Iranian women though.

unreal, and the men. who is the one with the beard?!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: velimski on June 26, 2018, 03:04:42 AM
There's going to be some serious shithousery going on in the game between Uruguay and Portugal.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Shogun on June 26, 2018, 03:05:13 AM
We all love a bit of shithousery
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 26, 2018, 03:06:57 AM
Iran were bad but I donít believe they were any worse than Portugal.

Iran needed to win though. They hindered their chances by behaving the way they did.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 03:07:19 AM
We all love a bit of shithousery

Shithousery is good. [Ramos]
Being a cunt is not good. [Pepe]
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 26, 2018, 03:07:42 AM
Suarez vs Pepe.

Thatís going to be glorious.

Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Goaljira on June 26, 2018, 03:08:33 AM
Suarez vs Pepe.

Thatís going to be glorious.

I hope he eats him.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheTone on June 26, 2018, 03:08:41 AM
Emotional people arnt they, cooler heads and they would have made it through
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 26, 2018, 03:11:55 AM
So it's ok to throw the elbow in if your name is Ronaldo

And your allowed to handball and two footed tackle if you play for Spain ... eh Pique .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 03:14:48 AM
Suarez vs Pepe.

Thatís going to be glorious.



Clubba Lang's prediction - Pain!!!
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: GLewis on June 26, 2018, 03:42:21 AM
We all love a bit of shithousery

Loved that Holland Portugal game in 2006.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 04:24:59 AM
https://twitter.com/RookeryMike/status/1011340553915633664
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: gizzblue on June 26, 2018, 05:23:46 AM
It's a great system when it's used but it's pointless when refs and the VAR squad miss two footed tackles handball and elbows ....and that's just in tonight's games .

Maybe time to give each team two shouts at VAR per half(bit like judgement calls in tennis) aside what the ref and VAR squad wants to use it for. its the only way to make it fair ...with this in play Ronaldo and Pique could well be missing the next game .
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 26, 2018, 01:50:24 PM
Use VAR to make sure every players who mime the TV screen when appealing for a foul is booked every time, no exceptions
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: TheRam on June 26, 2018, 02:56:24 PM
Word from Belgium is that Martinez has said he wants to finish 2nd.

Obviously not exactly like that but it is what heís implying.

It does seem the easier route strangely.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 26, 2018, 03:29:22 PM
That England Belgium game could be absolutely terrible

Quite possibly nothing to back this up but I have a feeling when teams do rest players and make big changes to the team that momentum is lost a bit, also that it's been so long since we've won a world cup knockout game that we can't take the 2nd round as a given win and try and work out who we would prefer to play in the quarters and semis

Fairly sure this tournament will end for England on a debatable VAR decision and that the British press will absolutely kick the tits out of it for ages
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 03:37:42 PM
A few random opinions - We'll play to beat Belgium. We have to really. If you try to get second and it ends up backfiring, you'd never live it down. Also, no-one looks unbeatable so just deal with what the draw brings.

VAR's been overwhelmingly positive. Just should've been trialed a bit earlier to iron out the creases.

I made the mistake of turning Talksport on for half an hour while I was waking up earlier, and Ray Parlour and Alan Brazil were mocking another commentator for going to the Ballet while in Moscow. Parlour said he spent the night in the hotel bar. This is everything that's wrong with certain English people.
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Macca77 on June 26, 2018, 03:52:20 PM
Word from Belgium is that Martinez has said he wants to finish 2nd.

Obviously not exactly like that but it is what heís implying.

It does seem the easier route strangely.

The Moose on talksport said something similar last night, he had been in the Belgium training camp and spoke to Martinez who apparently told him that Lukaku, Hazard, KDB and Mertens all have knocks so deffo wont be playing.

Of course this could be bollocks like
Title: Re: Russia 2018
Post by: Bluedylan on June 26, 2018, 03:53:35 PM