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December 02, 2017, 05:07:11 AM
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So it's Königsberg, Nizhny Novgorod and Stalingrad for England.

The Germans already failed once on that route.

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December 04, 2017, 04:01:34 AM
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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.

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March 14, 2018, 10:58:04 PM
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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."
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March 15, 2018, 12:29:16 AM
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So if you plan to commit a crime, you know where to do it.
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March 30, 2018, 07:00:51 PM
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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.
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April 16, 2018, 11:27:53 PM
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They're crazy enough to do this in the World Cup, you know.

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June 13, 2018, 05:28:42 PM
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They've already found a replacement with an impeccable winning record at managing a top national team.

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June 15, 2018, 12:49:16 AM
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Like a bit of Slaven Bilic. He talks a good game.

Aye, he's a very enjoyable pundit. As was Martinez, to be fair.
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June 16, 2018, 02:46:15 AM
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June 17, 2018, 12:35:17 AM
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VAR is cancer.
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June 18, 2018, 03:03:25 AM
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Boss Southgate isn’t 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.
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June 19, 2018, 11:55:16 PM
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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.
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June 21, 2018, 08:10:22 PM
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July 11, 2018, 03:01:41 AM
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A Martinez team losing from a corner.
Lukaku anonymous.

Show me something I haven't seen yet.
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July 11, 2018, 03:12:53 AM
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There’s a Greta amount of shadenfraude in seeing Martinez lose to a goal conceded from a corner.

Potentially a great manager, but until he becomes more pragmatic he’ll always fail

No Schadenfreude from me, I really wanted them to win this game., it's just that I've seen this play out so many times.
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