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July 08, 2018, 03:33:17 AM
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Ally McCoist is a really good commentator.
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

July 08, 2018, 03:45:33 AM
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England have done fantastic. I take this opportunity to hold my hands up where Gareth Southgates ability was called into question. "What do I know"?  Everything, he's had to represent well, has been spot on. Bit worried if Martinez becomes the new World Cup winning manager. But nah!  we couldn't take the chance with relegation. Shame. He's a fantastic cup-tie coach. :)
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Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.

July 17, 2018, 03:00:06 AM
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Yeah, you are right, but then so is Brownie.

Mexico ‘86, however, was extremely exciting, with loads of ridiculous long range screamers at high altitude!

Maradona was incredible, Brazil were on fire, and there were great performances throughout from France, Russia, Denmark, Spain to name a few.



Mexico 86 was fantastic. The best I've seen was Mexico 1970. As mentioned the rarified air made the ball do a lot. Iirc, it was the first World Cup with a new light ball, and the Brazilians were in their element. A guy called Jarzinho, was knocking them in from everywhere. Pele was at his best, and that save from Gordon Banks was out of this world. Gerd Mueller was on show for Germany for the first time.  It was also the first time we watched it on a colour tele. :)
Steinbeck's maxim: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”.