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December 01, 2017, 10:01:25 PM
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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.

March 08, 2018, 02:59:05 AM
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March 16, 2018, 02:17:29 AM
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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.


March 22, 2018, 08:36:39 PM
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Panini can shove their stickers up their greedy arses at 80p per pack

March 23, 2018, 03:29:29 AM
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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...
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March 29, 2018, 12:24:18 AM
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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.


March 30, 2018, 11:28:16 AM
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No British referees picked for the world cup pretty much sums up the standard we're subjected too each week.

May 27, 2018, 02:08:21 PM
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You know what guys, I can't fucking wait for the World Cup now.  My faith in football has been restored.

May 29, 2018, 01:22:32 AM
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Nope

Well, unless its like on Bullseye...'Here's what you could have won...'

June 02, 2018, 12:59:16 PM
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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?

June 02, 2018, 05:36:40 PM
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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.

June 02, 2018, 11:55:54 PM
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England playing quite well....

Playing really well.  Need to be taking these chances though.

June 02, 2018, 11:56:14 PM
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Playing really well.  Need to be taking these chances though.

Like that one.  2-0.

June 03, 2018, 03:00:59 PM
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Anyone found any decent world cup preview podcasts yet?

June 08, 2018, 03:05:23 AM
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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.