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john smith



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 am    Post subject: the world cup Reply with quote

not a huge fan of international football, but a lot of what i have seen so far has been really good.

few points i've noted

the referees seem to be excellent so far , maybe it's the Collina effect , i believe he has guided them in the way to act and make decisions?
the var thing is still irritating for me.Maybe it's different if you're actually at the game, but on tv an incident happens and play goes on while the var team review it, and for that period you're in a sort of limbo waiting to see if it will be stopped and reviewed, Confused and players then start asking the ref to go look at the screen ....

also anyone have thoughts on Spain's manager situation?

he announces 3 days before the World cup that he is leaving to join Madrid straight after, the head of the spanish FA is seriously pissed at that and sacks him !!!
that's a very ballsy move Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say that the ref's have been largely anonymous which is exactly what you'd want really. If that's down to Colin then good for him.

I was impressed with the laid back way Serbia played and the amazing counter attacking Mexican side, they were exhausted but that was about as perfect an example of counter attacking football as you'll ever see.

I've enjoyed Slaven Billic's punditry. "I don't really care!" is exactly the response you want to some of the daft questions presenters pose.

I think the Spain manager was just rude, he could easily have waited until the tournament was over, he only signed a new contract about 2 weeks ago. I think the Spanish FA took a stand and were right to do so.

I think Southgate has done a great PR job so far, keeping things light hearted and up beat. I hope it stays the same during the game and the players just enjoy themselves. If they do, the fans will.

Players to catch the eye so far: Milinkovic-Savic and Hirving Lozano

Finally, absolutely delighted for CR7, his lack of goals at WC's has always been used against him, now he can tell them all to fuck off. Best player in the world, best player I've ever seen live and a lovely lad.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always enjoyed the major tournaments, it's the friendlies and the qualifying games that bore me senseless. If you love football then there's a look, sound and feel to a World Cup that is always good.

I've watched most of the games so far, one of the joys of working from home (along with the Ashes!). I thought Spain were actually very good, but were undone by a player in the right mood and in the right form, he was unplayable.

Mexico getting a result against Germany was not a huge surprise, they have a half decent team but Germany will come back strongly.

Brazil and Argentina were also disappointing, but the former will certainly come good with the talent they have, whereas I think the latter may struggle to keep the goals out, their defence is all manner of awful.

England will do what England do, I hope they start well and build some momentum. Alas, the further they get the more the media will start to go overboard. I quite like Southgate as a manager, but he will become like David O'Dreary at Feeder Club FC if England progress, "it's a journey, they are all young, yada yada yada"

So far I've enjoyed it very much.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the world cup/euros but, as chubby as, the friendlies/qualifiers are pretty shite. I'm hoping the new nations league sorts that out.

Watched most games. Over all it's been a good tournament so far. Refereeing has been decent, but VAR is still a bit inconsistent, so pointless IMO.

Finding it difficult to explain to my boy why United players are playing for other teams, but a good opportunity to give him a little geography lesson.

I'd like to think it is wide open this year, and if England get a good win it will boost the feel good factor within the camp... then who knows....












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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really making an effort to watch England
I will wait until we are cruising 3-0 late on in the second half of the semi-final
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neymar was fucking terrible all day earlier. Should have got sent off for diving.

Depressing when even Brazil are dull.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've really enjoyed the tournament so far.

Football has largely been poor, but the drama of the results and the situations that teams are now finding themselves in has made it compelling viewing to be honest.

I don't recall in my viewing lifetime (Mexico 86 onwards) that either the WC or Euros have ever really delivered outstanding football throughout. The knockouts in Germany 2006 were pretty good IIRC but that apart I reckon the best that can ever be hoped for is some drama and evenly matched teams.

By and large we've probably had that.

Added to the fact the games have been on at sociable hours, and we've avoided a summer of United being linked to players that we either shouldn't or couldn't hope to sign...should we really expect anything more?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korea 2 Germany 0 and finish bottom of the group
looks like we may have to beat Brazil to get to .....no I can't say it.
I will be accused of being the board jinx Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Red wrote:
Refereeing has been decent, but VAR is still a bit inconsistent, so pointless IMO.



Don't mention ze VAR!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i also think it's the first tournament i can recall where we haven't had

"England fans in drunken rampage "
"England fans attacked by Russian fans"
"England Fans disgrace the nation "
"England fans smash up local town square"

etc etc etc

maybe our "hooligans "stayed away , maybe the Russian police are more organised and have kept it in check, but it's been a refreshing change not to have our country tarnished by the mindless few.
i hope i havent spoken too soon....


and it will also be nice NOT to lose to Germany on penalties again

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way things are tightly controlled in Russia then all of the above could have happened and we'll never know.

However, Russia was expensive to get to and the vast majority of fans I've seen being interviewed are largely middle-class - not a Burberry cap in sight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chubby wrote:
The way things are tightly controlled in Russia then all of the above could have happened and we'll never know.


The taxi driver incident highlights this, the footage that has been shown in some parts of social media does not look like he simply lost control, it looks like he was aiming.

Chubby wrote:
However, Russia was expensive to get to and the vast majority of fans I've seen being interviewed are largely middle-class - not a Burberry cap in sight.


The 'gentrification' of the game, most of the Burberry mob now go to the races, hence they now have a massive issue of drugs, alcohol and violence.

Not that I miss them of course, the dicks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/24/russia-neo-nazi-football-hooligans-world-cup

This is a good read & may also explain why it’s not kicking off over there.

I’d also say the vicious hiding the Russian lot dished out to England fans at the Euros dissuaded many from travelling. And I can’t blame them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it’s going rather well.

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