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June 24, 2018, 10:48:57 PM
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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.

June 24, 2018, 10:49:35 PM
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Argentina could probably field all 23 players and still find some way to lose the game.
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June 24, 2018, 10:56:17 PM
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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.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


June 24, 2018, 11:02:13 PM
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fancy Japan in this, they'll keep plugging away and might just snatch a winner

June 24, 2018, 11:06:55 PM
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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.
ďThe best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Donít wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.Ē Barack Obama

June 24, 2018, 11:17:31 PM
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Osako has to score there
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June 24, 2018, 11:35:16 PM
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Shogun

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Has there ever been a decent African goalkeeper?
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June 24, 2018, 11:41:31 PM
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Gash

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Has there ever been a decent African goalkeeper?

Thomas N'Kono.

June 24, 2018, 11:43:42 PM
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velimski


Should have picked Oumar.

Would be the perfect sub for Senegal when needing a goal.

June 24, 2018, 11:47:42 PM
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Bluedylan


Has there ever been a decent African goalkeeper?

Kameni? Enyeama?
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 24, 2018, 11:47:51 PM
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Thornton_19


If Poland vs Columbia is a draw later. Be exciting knowing any of the 4 can qualify from this group.

June 24, 2018, 11:53:07 PM
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Macca77


This is the best World Cup for at least 4 years

June 24, 2018, 11:54:53 PM
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Shogun

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Kameni? Enyeama?

Never rated Enyeama personally.
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June 24, 2018, 11:55:53 PM
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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.

June 24, 2018, 11:59:15 PM
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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.
I have to return some videotapes.

Vamos lŠ Everton!