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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by AzzurroMark » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:01 pm

Nearly a "Macauley Bonne" moment at the death for Ghana. If their player hadn't slipped at the crucial moment, who knows we could've been looking at a 3-3 draw!

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Post by marko69 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:17 pm

Only France v Oz has been better…… decent game. 👍

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Post by Mariner67 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:42 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:01 pm
Nearly a "Macauley Bonne" moment at the death for Ghana. If their player hadn't slipped at the crucial moment, who knows we could've been looking at a 3-3 draw!
Yes Ronaldo's face was priceless, Thought Ghana deserved a draw.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:53 pm

Mariner67 wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:42 pm
AzzurroMark wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:01 pm
Nearly a "Macauley Bonne" moment at the death for Ghana. If their player hadn't slipped at the crucial moment, who knows we could've been looking at a 3-3 draw!
Yes Ronaldo's face was priceless, Thought Ghana deserved a draw.
Ronaldo is the one & only reason I would've loved to have seen Ghana equalise!

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Post by marko69 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:15 pm

Mariner67 wrote:
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Thought Ghana deserved a draw.
Yep, they definitely did

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:43 pm

At last a proper football team, and what a goal.

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Post by hallamblue » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:14 pm

Can’t see past Brazil as overall winners ….

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Post by arana peligrosa » Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:02 am

Didn't see what they got up to, caught score of a Portugal win although maybe they made hard work of it. Wish for the big names to get a victory in the Group Stages. With Italy already not part of it, going to be mighty sh*t if say Germany and Argentina both fail to progress to second round stage/s. Don't want no France vs Japan final or anything like it. It's got to be two of the biggest names the game can provide, or nothing.

Spain kept any interest alive, should have won Euro 2020 in the UK but here at least you feel there's a real opportunity ahead to make it this time.

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Post by rossi » Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:28 am

hallamblue wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:14 pm
Can’t see past Brazil as overall winners ….
I'm not so sure - Brazil undoubtably look comfortable on the ball, move the ball around at pace, and look just as good defensively as they do going forward. But with the latin temperamant, games are won and lost in their heads, and too many of them last night looked disinterested to me.

Having watched all of the first round of group matches, France have impressed me the most.

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Post by marko69 » Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:05 am

rossi wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:28 am
hallamblue wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:14 pm
Can’t see past Brazil as overall winners ….
I'm not so sure - Brazil undoubtably look comfortable on the ball, move the ball around at pace, and look just as good defensively as they do going forward. But with the latin temperamant, games are won and lost in their heads, and too many of them last night looked disinterested to me.

Having watched all of the first round of group matches, France have impressed me the most.
I agree that France have looked better (on the eye anyway)…… only thing id add is Serbia are no pushovers and Brazil just had wave after wave of attack.
Australia aren’t really on the same level as the Serbs.
Very interested in seeing France v a more challenging opposition. Thinking they’ll get stronger as the tournament progresses.

After last night, a team will need to produce something special to ease past Brazil.

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Post by marko69 » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:21 pm

Oh dear to Gwen in Oswestry…… Welsh Hibernian supporter, poor girl. But funny girl.
This morning, posted…..: “what do you call a scotsman at the Qatar WC?” A referee! :lol:
BOOM BOOM! Funny, Gwen! 👌👍👍👏👏👏👏

But……… suck it up, daaaaawling!! :lol:

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Post by Dazzz67 » Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:29 pm

Just watched Wales Vs Iran, hate to say it but the best team won by far, Wales were never really in it and we're second best most of the game, 2 - 0, could of been far worse.

Hennessey is a total bellend, just what you need when under pressure, a totally needless challenge. I'm hoping we now beat USA or could get nasty in last game when everybody will in with a chance to go through. But with Wales second choice goalie in we should win comfortably.

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Post by valleyroad » Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:09 pm

rossi wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:28 am
hallamblue wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:14 pm
Can’t see past Brazil as overall winners ….
I'm not so sure - Brazil undoubtably look comfortable on the ball, move the ball around at pace, and look just as good defensively as they do going forward. But with the latin temperamant, games are won and lost in their heads, and too many of them last night looked disinterested to me.

Having watched all of the first round of group matches, France have impressed me the most.
England were more impressive than France. For me Brazil will hose either of them

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Post by Ohiotractorboy » Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:08 pm

It is difficult to get into this WC. Personally, I think it is because they had to play it now rather than in the summer because of the retched decision to play it in Qatar.

Oh well, hoping for a draw here in about an hour

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Post by Dazzz67 » Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:12 pm

England are about as exciting as wet weekend in Swindon, what a dire game and performance.

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:44 pm

I'm just pleased that I had decided not to watch any of this world cup but admit I was tempted tonight, I'm so pleased I didn't.

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:46 pm

Surely not a 0-0 draw, whatever next.

Thankfully I went out for a lovely Indian meal.

This must be the most boring World Cup ever so far.

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Post by Charnwood » Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:50 pm

Well I’m stuck at home with health issues and have plenty of time to watch but still can’t get into this World Cup even having originally planned to be there to fulfil a football fan dream. Whilst I was horrified when FIFA awarded the Tournament to Qatar which was a totally inappropriate choice I’d got my head round it and accepted that as wrong as it was, professional footballers had little choice but to go along with it given their limited chances to fulfil their own ambitions to play at their professions most prestigious tournament. I’m sick to death of all the politics which in my opinion should be kept separate from Sport and even worse sick with FIFA which is such a corrupt Association it has to be overthrown by its Global Members and replaced by an alternative governing body.

As for Englands performance tonight, what a shocker after all the hype and excitement following the opening 6-2 win against Iran. I guess it’s yet another example of what happens when not losing is more important than winning, as is the case in most opening games of any Tournament with Group Stages involving teams with such a wide range of ability and resources.
Hopefully when we get to the Round of 16 onwards the football will improve dramatically and we can sit back and enjoy watching the worlds very best teams going head to head to win footballs biggest global prize.

Maybe after this World Cup is over and the dust has settled whoever the new organisers are they can put a little more thought into the consequences of their decisions and think more about players and fans than lining their own greedy pockets. If this doesn’t happen I fear it will go the same way as other sports and we’ll see a breakaway Tournament or an International Super Cup which would not be the right thing to do. The World Cup should be preserved but not in the hands of FIFA.

Apologies for the ramble, I’ll blame my medication.

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Post by rossi » Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:46 am

Absolutely fuming at the England performance tonight.

Trippier, Stones, McGuire, Shaw, Rice, Sterling, Masonturbator Mount, and Harry no goals Kane were an absolute disgrace, as was Southgate for his sterile and negative tactics.

In a different country - a few years ago - they would have been lined up against a wall and shot.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:35 am

I wouldn't guarantee we'll beat Wales, yes they were poor too but when the chips are down they show far more passion.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:48 am

Neville was spot on in the studio……. USA dominant in midfield (for entire 90) and Southgate couldn't reshape it all or adjust.
Subs were poor as well. Blind man and his dog knew the game was screaming out for Foden. Putting on Grealish was “hoping” something would happen.
All very good players, (as you all know) but you’ve got the English equivalent of Craig Levein in charge.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:29 am

marko69 wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:48 am
Neville was spot on in the studio……. USA dominant in midfield (for entire 90) and Southgate couldn't reshape it all or adjust.
Subs were poor as well. Blind man and his dog knew the game was screaming out for Foden. Putting on Grealish was “hoping” something would happen.
All very good players, (as you all know) but you’ve got the English equivalent of Craig Levein in charge.
I was thinking of Mick McCarthy but then I remembered we scored 6 on Monday 🤣🤣🤣

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Post by Shed on tour » Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:51 am

Thanks Gareth that's the best couple of hours sleep I've had in ages.

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Post by rossi » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:08 am

Bluemike wrote:
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I wouldn't guarantee we'll beat Wales, yes they were poor too but when the chips are down they show far more passion.
They certainly do. I, too, would not be surprised if they beat us, but we need to lose by 4 goals to prevent us progressing and I don't think that will happen and we will undeservedly go into round 2.

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:45 am

So, we have two more games then home then , lol 👍

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Post by rossi » Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:36 am

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:45 am
So, we have two more games then home then , lol 👍
yeah I reckon. In the 2nd round it looks like we'll play either Ecuador or Senegal (I'm thinking Netherlands will win the group) and I don't fancy our chances against either

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Post by marko69 » Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:00 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63766703

Check THAT eye opening report out.

Apparently if you cheat ---->>>>>> you are a genius.

Get praying in your Chapel, Christian!

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Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:08 pm
It is difficult to get into this WC. Personally, I think it is because they had to play it now rather than in the summer because of the retched decision to play it in Qatar.

Oh well, hoping for a draw here in about an hour
Granted the time of event and location to hold it is questionable, in fact it's not above scandal, sacrilege and horseshit, but you got to take a certain pride in the team getting a draw / point against those. Personally thought we'd get beat by some big score and kept away. Lo and behold the team could and should have won. That we didn't is regrettable, the English by all account were poor and while it's frustrating to miss out on another famous win you got to take any positives from it.

All the team needs do now is get a result from the last remaining Iran game and we've got ourselves a Second Round place. English may be good, they may be sh*t, but it's pity Wales have really failed to perform thus far and after all these years of wait, they've let a whole nation down so to speak. If they could play like they can or could, there could have been a real chance of them qualifying from these groups and having the English miss out altogether.

All said a good score yesterday , surprising one for sure but frustrations and some regret the team were unable to get the win. Pity, but you accept it and move on. We did ourselves proud, there can be little dispute.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:19 pm

Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:08 pm
It is difficult to get into this WC.
Used to have this problem myself, Ohio......, but started the Keto diet......., all sorted now.

Oh, you mean the World Cup?!

Yes....., so far....., it is largely forgettable.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:15 pm

I’ve chosen to watch Kings Lynn v Stevenage and Forest Green Rovers v Alvechurch in the FA Cup rather than more World Cup boredom. I’ll go back to that when there’s nothing else.

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