World Cup 2022?!

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by marko69 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:26 pm

Tell you what……. Den v Tuna & Mex v Pol…… if you ain’t watching …… you’re missing feck all.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Mariner67 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:33 pm

You can't beat a bit of Tuna,well Den couldn't :D

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by marko69 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:42 pm

:D They’d have been playing til half 3 in the morning, it’d still end 0-0.

I reckon Argentina regroup, re-access….. and absolutely smash Mexico & Poland.

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Post by Andym » Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:56 pm

I think the time has come for football to follow the basketball example of stopping the clock wherever the ball goes out of play. Restart the clock when the throw in, goal kick, free kick is actually taken. Time wasting would no longer exist. You could probably reduce each half to 35 minutes (as I doubt if the ball is in play for that length of time anyway). So pretending to have cramp or an injury, making late substitutions, taking 5 minutes over a goal kick all cease to be a time wasting problem.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Bluemike » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:12 pm

Two goalless draws, enthralling.

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Post by number 9 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:30 pm

Well there’s always the Italians to spice it up…oh wait. :lol:

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Post by marko69 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:45 pm

Andym wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:56 pm
I think the time has come for football to follow the basketball example of stopping the clock wherever the ball goes out of play. Restart the clock when the throw in, goal kick, free kick is actually taken. Time wasting would no longer exist. You could probably reduce each half to 35 minutes (as I doubt if the ball is in play for that length of time anyway). So pretending to have cramp or an injury, making late substitutions, taking 5 minutes over a goal kick all cease to be a time wasting problem.
Been saying that for double figures amount of years.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:49 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:12 pm
Two goalless draws, enthralling.
In a complete change of events……… VAR (or FARCE) has become the entertaining part of the World Cup.

Palms facing down, shaking hands “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” tv screen charade…… ITS A PEN! WOO HOO……

Yep……. Thats the exciting bit so far

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:47 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:45 pm
Andym wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:56 pm
I think the time has come for football to follow the basketball example of stopping the clock wherever the ball goes out of play. Restart the clock when the throw in, goal kick, free kick is actually taken. Time wasting would no longer exist. You could probably reduce each half to 35 minutes (as I doubt if the ball is in play for that length of time anyway). So pretending to have cramp or an injury, making late substitutions, taking 5 minutes over a goal kick all cease to be a time wasting problem.
Been saying that for double figures amount of years.
It works well in Rugby too.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Charnwood » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:49 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:12 pm
Two goalless draws, enthralling.
I’d have been happy if we could have done that tonight Mike.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:49 pm

Worked in the VFL / AFL since the 70s

And worked in the NFL since its inception.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:50 pm

And there is no play-acting.

Game decent tonight though. Best game so far.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:33 am

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:49 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:12 pm
Two goalless draws, enthralling.
I’d have been happy if we could have done that tonight Mike.
With our Two CB's we'd have no chance.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Bluemike » Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:36 pm

Wow another 0-0

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Post by marko69 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:06 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:36 pm
Wow another 0-0
Your prediction of a shyte WC is slowly coming to fruition.
Im off to slam 100quid on Ipswich going up as Champeeeohnays! :lol:

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Post by arana peligrosa » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:43 pm

As soon as Argentina (somehow) endured a loss to Saudi Arabia, and two or three goals ruled out with it, further interest in this sh*t continued on a downward spiral. The VAR issue seems, or is, causing considerable unrest and holding things back and making a mess out there once again. It's a shame many will insist they ever implemented the f**king thing but some seem to be in favor of it.

France look a good bet to retain the trophy and Germans holding on to a slim advantage over a nation they should really be creaming. Maybe the underdogs or unfancied teams are really digging in and making a fight of it but it'll spoil (considerably) the latter stages of competition if the heavyweights aren't there or not participating. Japan score against Germans and pull level of all things, too many upsets or irregular scores for some liking. Neutrals will salivating like rabid dogs but it's not a scenario for everyone.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:58 pm

France look head and tail above everything else so far.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:59 pm

marko69 wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:06 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:36 pm
Wow another 0-0
Your prediction of a shyte WC is slowly coming to fruition.
Im off to slam 100quid on Ipswich going up as Champeeeohnays! :lol:
You know it makes sense.

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Post by number 9 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:02 pm

Germany 1 v 2 Japan

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Bluemike wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:58 pm
France look head and tail above everything else so far.
Yep

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Post by Shed on tour » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:05 pm

Japan v Saudi Arabia final? :wink:

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Post by AzzurroMark » Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:11 pm

Spain 1-0 up after 10 minutes. They are looking pretty awesome already!

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Post by AzzurroMark » Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:21 pm

2-0 after 20 minutes. :shock:

A goal every 10 minutes? Could be interesting if the duration is as long as England's game! :lol: :lol:

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Post by AzzurroMark » Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:30 pm

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2-0 after 20 minutes. :shock:

A goal every 10 minutes? Could be interesting if the duration is as long as England's game! :lol: :lol:
Penalty Spain! 3-0 in the 30th minute (the ratio is still on! :lol: :lol: )

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Post by AzzurroMark » Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:54 pm

Well that was a real world cup showcase first half!

I have preferred not to get involved with the politics of this tournament in Qatar, concentrating on enjoying the football when I get the chance to watch a match.

So far I have watched one & a half games and seen 11 goals! :shock: There have been an array of shocks, yes, some dull 0-0 games, but solely from a footballing point of view I am enjoying it!

That first half saw Spain in scintillating form, they were toying with their opponents, passing with such accuracy that Costa Rica couldn't get near them, in fact whenever they did the ball was already with the next Spanish player!
Costa Rica have been played off the park so far!

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Post by AzzurroMark » Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:58 pm

Spain 7-0 winners and a scoreline which doesn't flatter them at all! Spain's keeper could have stayed at the team's hotel!

So 15 goals in two games watched, that's entertainment if it's goals you're after!

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Post by marko69 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:29 pm

Had Spain v Costa Rica down for a draw. Close.

Canada look useful

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Post by number 9 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:42 pm

marko69 wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:29 pm
Had Spain v Costa Rica down for a draw. Close.

Canada look useful
Lol! Yeah these WC scores are fixed! Ok, I’ll take Spain v Costa Rica 10:1…hmmm…7-0…!

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Post by marko69 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:24 pm

Can only hope Ronaldo heads to his Chapel and prays for forgiveness for that dive.
He’s got the audacity to point at the sky as well. 🤦‍♂️
His dad is giving it, “Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie tut tut tut, 🤦‍♂️, you STILL cheating?”

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Post by marko69 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:25 pm

Maybe even add a few words for Ally McCoist. Forgive him for talking utter nonsense.

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