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December 02, 2017, 05:38:05 PM
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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.
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March 30, 2018, 05:09:18 PM
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Bluedylan


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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

May 16, 2018, 09:54:36 PM
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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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.


May 23, 2018, 09:55:04 PM
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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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

May 29, 2018, 04:07:17 PM
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Bluedylan


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.
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June 15, 2018, 06:25:32 PM
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Bluedylan


Listening out for the first reference to the Pyramids/Sphinx on commentary. Within the first 10 minutes, I'd say.
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June 15, 2018, 07:15:23 PM
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Bluedylan


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.
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June 15, 2018, 07:17:53 PM
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Started impressively Egypt. Well organised with a good high press at selective moments.
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June 15, 2018, 07:30:53 PM
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Bluedylan


Just sad isn't it. Fat old men and their stereotyping with clichés. 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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

June 15, 2018, 07:44:56 PM
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Bluedylan


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.
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June 15, 2018, 07:56:16 PM
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Bluedylan


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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

June 15, 2018, 08:40:13 PM
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Bluedylan


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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

June 15, 2018, 09:59:28 PM
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Bluedylan


Big Iran fan here cos me best mate's Iranian and love all his family too.
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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

June 15, 2018, 10:16:12 PM
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Bluedylan


Morocco look a good side.
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Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.

June 16, 2018, 03:20:04 AM
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Bluedylan


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.
''In the words of the prophet, today you sell your ring, tomorrow your watch, next week your chain and in 77 days, you won't have eyes to cry with''

Accattone - Pier Paolo Pasolini.