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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Bluemike » Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:11 pm

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Great goal for Korea . They deserved that tbh because they’ve kept playing

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I’m not even excited about beating Senegal. GS will play defensive against France and we will lose. If we do win, we’ll go out in the semis. Hey if we do win the WC, I’ll be the first to raise my hand. I’ll even post a pic of my bare bottom! We’ve choked so many times, it’s almost written in stone. Three Lions fail to win a major tournament since 1966, the year I was born! :lol:

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Post by marko69 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:38 am

Dont give me MORE reasons to 🙏 England are humped.
Keep that a$$ in yer skants, 9!

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I’m not even excited about beating Senegal. GS will play defensive against France and we will lose. If we do win, we’ll go out in the semis. Hey if we do win the WC, I’ll be the first to raise my hand. I’ll even post a pic of my bare bottom! We’ve choked so many times, it’s almost written in stone. Three Lions fail to win a major tournament since 1966, the year I was born! :lol:
Even a dumb dumb can see that GS got his tactics absolutely spot on right against Senegal and there’s no reason why he can’t do it again against France. Of course the challenge next Saturday will be different and we’ll need to stop Mbappe from winning the game on his own but there’s no reason why that can’t be masterminded. For those of us who follow the National team and are interested in the World Cup, we all know that any progress beyond the QF’s would exceed most peoples expectations.

My bet is they’re as worried about us as we are them which is why the match winning odds of France 7/5 and England 6/4 are so close.

This could definitely go either way albeit France are the edgy favourites.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

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Charnwood wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:50 pm
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I’m not even excited about beating Senegal. GS will play defensive against France and we will lose. If we do win, we’ll go out in the semis. Hey if we do win the WC, I’ll be the first to raise my hand. I’ll even post a pic of my bare bottom! We’ve choked so many times, it’s almost written in stone. Three Lions fail to win a major tournament since 1966, the year I was born! :lol:
Even a dumb dumb can see that GS got his tactics absolutely spot on right against Senegal and there’s no reason why he can’t do it again against France. Of course the challenge next Saturday will be different and we’ll need to stop Mbappe from winning the game on his own but there’s no reason why that can’t be masterminded. For those of us who follow the National team and are interested in the World Cup, we all know that any progress beyond the QF’s would exceed most peoples expectations.

My bet is they’re as worried about us as we are them which is why the match winning odds of France 7/5 and England 6/4 are so close.

This could definitely go either way albeit France are the edgy favourites.
The tactics may have been right, but it would have been 1-0 Senegal early if it wasn't for Pickford's great save. Also Mane is injured...I'm not sure the result would have been the same if he played. Sure England have had a great record under GS, but we still haven't won anything. The Euro final was a perfect opportunity to get rid of the losing hoodoo, especially with Shaw's goal after 2 minutes! GS should have set the team up to attack-attack-attack...but no, he had the players slow the game down and p*ss about with possession when the Italians were vulnerable.

I've followed the England national team my entire life, and I hope I'm wrong. I'd love for us to lift the trophy. We shouldn't be happy though with only progressing beyond the QF's...we should expect to win.

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Bluemike wrote:
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Cracks are starting to appear
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Post by Charnwood » Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:15 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:20 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:50 pm
number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:25 am
I’m not even excited about beating Senegal. GS will play defensive against France and we will lose. If we do win, we’ll go out in the semis. Hey if we do win the WC, I’ll be the first to raise my hand. I’ll even post a pic of my bare bottom! We’ve choked so many times, it’s almost written in stone. Three Lions fail to win a major tournament since 1966, the year I was born! :lol:
Even a dumb dumb can see that GS got his tactics absolutely spot on right against Senegal and there’s no reason why he can’t do it again against France. Of course the challenge next Saturday will be different and we’ll need to stop Mbappe from winning the game on his own but there’s no reason why that can’t be masterminded. For those of us who follow the National team and are interested in the World Cup, we all know that any progress beyond the QF’s would exceed most peoples expectations.

My bet is they’re as worried about us as we are them which is why the match winning odds of France 7/5 and England 6/4 are so close.

This could definitely go either way albeit France are the edgy favourites.
The tactics may have been right, but it would have been 1-0 Senegal early if it wasn't for Pickford's great save. Also Mane is injured...I'm not sure the result would have been the same if he played. Sure England have had a great record under GS, but we still haven't won anything. The Euro final was a perfect opportunity to get rid of the losing hoodoo, especially with Shaw's goal after 2 minutes! GS should have set the team up to attack-attack-attack...but no, he had the players slow the game down and p*ss about with possession when the Italians were vulnerable.

I've followed the England national team my entire life, and I hope I'm wrong. I'd love for us to lift the trophy. We shouldn't be happy though with only progressing beyond the QF's...we should expect to win.

Why should we expect to win ? ….

To win we need to be the best team in the world and tbh No9 we’re not.

As for Pickfords save that kept us level v Senegal, if it wasn’t for Hugo Lloris’s save from Poland's Piotr Zielinski from the centre of the penalty area Poland too could have easily taken a first half lead.

I’m far from confident about our chances of making it through to the Semis and if we do it will most likely be beyond 90 mins and if we do there’s no reason on earth why we shouldn’t expect to do well against either Spain in transition or Morocco.

What I don’t understand is your negativity, eg “we will lose against France, if we don’t we’ll go out in the Semi’s”. If you feel that sure about it why even bother to follow it.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by number 9 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:35 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:38 am
Dont give me MORE reasons to 🙏 England are humped.
Keep that a$$ in yer skants, 9!
:lol: Don't worry, "taint gonna happen"! :lol:

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:14 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:35 pm
marko69 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:38 am
Dont give me MORE reasons to 🙏 England are humped.
Keep that a$$ in yer skants, 9!
:lol: Don't worry, "taint gonna happen"! :lol:
🤣🤣 There’s more chance of it happening than Spain winning the WC, that’s for sure.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:47 pm

Gutsy determined performance by Morocco 🇲🇦 …. Well played 👍 …. That’s Spain out lol

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Post by marko69 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:01 pm

That winning pen……. To have the balls to dink that…….. fantastic. 👏👏👏👏👏
🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦

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Post by AzzurroMark » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:02 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:47 pm
Gutsy determined performance by Morocco 🇲🇦 …. Well played 👍 …. That’s Spain out lol
Spain got what they deserved....nothing! Their stats reminded me of Ipswich in ways;
77% possession, 9 shots but only 1 on target, 9 corners to nil. If Spain can't do it then what hope a L1 side!

Spain were guilty of trying to pass around their opponents and the only time I saw someone take defenders on was when Williams came on. Far too pedestrian.
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Post by marko69 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:02 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:47 pm
Gutsy determined performance by Morocco 🇲🇦 …. Well played 👍 …. That’s Spain out lol
Get past France, Hallam, then it’ll be England in the Final. :shock: 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:14 pm

Neither team looked like scoring in open play this afternoon and the longer it went on goalless the more likely Morocco would win.

Spain’s World Cup penalty shoot out record is shocking beyond belief and even the pen specialist they brought on in the 28th minute of Extra Time took the first and missed.

The last and only time Spain have won a WC pen shoot out was 20 years ago over Ireland in the Round of 16 in 2002, but they followed that up with a shootout loss to South Korea in the next round. Since then they’ve lost the rest including a loss to hosts Russia in the last tournament. After today their record is Win 1-4 Lost (20%).

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:42 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:02 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:47 pm
Gutsy determined performance by Morocco 🇲🇦 …. Well played 👍 …. That’s Spain out lol
Get past France, Hallam, then it’ll be England in the Final. :shock: 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

:lol:
First big test coming up marko …. Reckon it’ll be the penalty lottery myself . Don’t think our defence is as good as our attack .

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:44 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:02 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:47 pm
Gutsy determined performance by Morocco 🇲🇦 …. Well played 👍 …. That’s Spain out lol
Spain got what they deserved....nothing! Their stats reminded me of Ipswich in ways;
77% possession, 9 shots but only 1 on target, 9 corners to nil. If Spain can't do it then what hope a L1 side!

Spain were guilty of trying to pass around their opponents and the only time I saw someone take defenders on was when Williams came on. Far too pedestrian.
I noticed the commentator said “ possession stats means nothing” …. It immediately made me think of us ( Town ) lol …. Fingers crossed we bury a very out of form Posh on Saturday .

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Post by number 9 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:50 pm

If only ITFC had a player like Pepe! Fantastic header!!

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:16 pm

I think Ronaldos time is up in favour of Ramos isn’t it .

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Post by marko69 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:27 pm

That 5th Portugal goal……., a striker in January who can do that. 👌👍

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:33 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:50 pm
If only ITFC had a player like Pepe! Fantastic header!!

Can you imagine the uproar if we bought a 39 year old who scores on average 1 goal every 15 games. ☹️

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:35 pm

hallamblue wrote:
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I think Ronaldos time is up in favour of Ramos isn’t it .
I think Ronaldo is doing his level best to alienate himself to all those around him.

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Post by number 9 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:43 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:33 pm
number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:50 pm
If only ITFC had a player like Pepe! Fantastic header!!

Can you imagine the uproar if we bought a 39 year old who scores on average 1 goal every 15 games. ☹️
Haha true. How are you feeling Charny? Got the pillows propped up in the bed…WC on the telly…laptop in your lap? You’ve become quite the statistician, hey? Seriously though, hope you’re feeling better mate.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:56 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:43 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:33 pm
number 9 wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:50 pm
If only ITFC had a player like Pepe! Fantastic header!!

Can you imagine the uproar if we bought a 39 year old who scores on average 1 goal every 15 games. ☹️
Haha true. How are you feeling Charny? Got the pillows propped up in the bed…WC on the telly…laptop in your lap? You’ve become quite the statistician, hey? Seriously though, hope you’re feeling better mate.

Two wives, 50 years married and never had a telly in the bedroom. What a waste of a bed that would be 9. 🤣🤣

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Post by number 9 » Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:43 am

^^^
Well said! I’m not worthy… :lol:

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Post by arana peligrosa » Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:30 am

One too may upsets / shock results for some. Was looking forward to a grand all-Iberian clash in the next round and Morocco throw a fuckin' curve ball. Feel disappointment, resentment maybe. Above all else feels like a missed opportunity. 10 years ago or had they held this "tournament" on another continent or plausible nation, the Spanish would have won this event. Nada mas.

Great start and big win but the Japan game should have provided a warning. Thought before time the team could go a long way this year but to miss out this early in competition, say again can only sense disappointment.

Portugal did very well, hope they can go a long way. Ronaldo deserves to be a World Champion irrespective of how people perceive him or past grudges and resentment etc. Morocco may deserve to win today, they may not, bottom line being for them, any progress ends next round.

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Post by marko69 » Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:29 am

F**k them, Spiderman. They threw the game v Japan to avoid Croatia. Couldn’t be more delighted.
Get your pic changed to your other Argentina profile pic…….. and get on the untidy bandwagon ———>>> the Messi Bandwagon. 🇦🇷

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:54 am

Ronaldo once again being shown up for the has Been he is.

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Post by marko69 » Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:39 pm

Yeah, but has that new guy got his own chapel? Hmmm, 🤔, i am thinking not.

What about his first goal? How can he almost burst the net from that angle?!

FREDDIE………. Forget watching Eng v Fra……. Get watching Portugal & Brazil striker schools on YT.

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