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Title: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 13 June 2018, 18:04:35
I am genuinely excited (again). I come out of hiding for the Euros and the World Cup and then spend two years recovering.

I think our team have a good chance. Young, full of energy, no great egos.

My Spanish friend is quite downbeat about Spain's chances but rates them higher than England. He thinks France versus Argentina for the final.

Who do you think will win?
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Auto Addict on 13 June 2018, 18:08:11
Is the World Cup on again, terribly sorry old boy, I am a little tired....
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 13 June 2018, 18:24:13
I doubt we will win it but I'm glad we are  ayoung team instead of the experienced but well past their best players we usually take.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 13 June 2018, 19:36:08
World Cup Thread?,  this is probably going to last all but 4 Matches before there flying Home again.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 13 June 2018, 21:36:08
The Spanish sacked their manager today!  :o

It's getting eventful already!  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 13 June 2018, 21:51:56
Yes I saw that. He had signed to be Madrids manager s they felt obliged to sack him.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: ronnyd on 13 June 2018, 22:11:51
Isn,t it not until the tournament has ended? :-\
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Allenm on 14 June 2018, 09:28:44
I am also looking forward to it, but I like football.

So long as we (England) play like we care, I will be happy.  We are too young and inexperienced to win it, but if we get out of  the group - which we should - every game is a final and anything can happen - Greece won the Euros against all expectation.

I get that not everyone likes football, but really don't get why there is so much hatred towards the team  :-\
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 14 June 2018, 10:58:01
Exactly. We should be patriotic. However we aren't very as a nation.

No self respecting Spaniard would do other than support Spain in the football, Alonso/Sainz in F1.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 14 June 2018, 12:10:31
I am also looking forward to it, but I like football.

So long as we (England) play like we care, I will be happy.  We are too young and inexperienced to win it, but if we get out of  the group - which we should - every game is a final and anything can happen - Greece won the Euros against all expectation.

I get that not everyone likes football, but really don't get why there is so much hatred towards the team  :-\
Put simply, they don't play with the conviction that the position demands.

Oh, and they aren't a team, they are a selection of people in the same place that happen to be wearing the same clothes.  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: deviator on 14 June 2018, 12:32:37
On the plus side, catch up TV is going to be getting a hammering in my house. I'm not a football fan, if I'm unlucky, I might catch a game.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 14 June 2018, 13:09:17
I am genuinely excited (again). I come out of hiding for the Euros and the World Cup and then spend two years recovering.

I think our team have a good chance. Young, full of energy, no great egos.

My Spanish friend is quite downbeat about Spain's chances but rates them higher than England. He thinks France versus Argentina for the final.

Who do you think will win?

Varche, there will be loads of negative posts on this thread from the footie haters  . . . but one or two on here are football followers, myself included  . . .so will be following carefully  :y

We already know England probably wont go that far . . .but stranger things have happened .

We already know a lot of the oofers who detest footie  . . .so asking  in a polite manner, it would be sensible for those who have no interest ,not to post on a thread that you have no knowledge in or know nothing about   :-X :-X

Will be following England . . . but France , Germany, Brazil etc. will always have a major chance along with IMO Belgium who have a very strong side on paper  :-\

Be great if the arabs can get a result against Russia  today  ;D ;D ;D

Very strange decision to sack the Spanish manager as the tournament starts  :o :o :o

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 14 June 2018, 13:42:20
Actually, anyone can have, and voice, their opinion on anything here. Within reason.

When they come home after four games, I will say I told you so. Loudly and often.

Howevever, if they actually achieve anything, then I will be suitably gracious ;)

Will I follow it? Possibly, from a distance. Will I watch it, probably not unless the results suggest it worthwhile.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Nick W on 14 June 2018, 13:45:49
I am also looking forward to it, but I like football.

So long as we (England) play like we care, I will be happy.  We are too young and inexperienced to win it, but if we get out of  the group - which we should - every game is a final and anything can happen - Greece won the Euros against all expectation.

I get that not everyone likes football, but really don't get why there is so much hatred towards the team  :-\


It's not hatred. Being English we crave disappointment, and all of the national teams are happy to provide it.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 14 June 2018, 13:52:58
Actually, anyone can have, and voice, their opinion on anything here. Within reason.

When they come home after four games, I will say I told you so. Loudly and often.

Howevever, if they actually achieve anything, then I will be suitably gracious ;)

Will I follow it? Possibly, from a distance. Will I watch it, probably not unless the results suggest it worthwhile.

After being on here , albeit under different guises, for 9 years I do know that .

My point was that  . .why post on a thread  & give an opinion on a subject that you have no knowledge of or no interest in . Different of course if poster is asking advice or seeking to better his/her knowledge of the said subject  ;)

Anyway  . . .get up to the bar & get yourself another pint  . . .your on holiday  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 14 June 2018, 13:57:38
Lol, I was planning to, but Tropical has just run out...  :'(

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 14 June 2018, 14:07:46
Lol, I was planning to, but Tropical has just run out...  :'(

Dorada then  . . . not much between them IMO.   you all inclusive ?
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 14 June 2018, 14:09:20

We already know a lot of the oofers who detest footie  . . .so asking  in a polite manner, it would be sensible for those who have no interest ,not to post on a thread that you have no knowledge in or know nothing about   :-X :-X

Thats a bit strong, isnt it, telling people to butt out that have no interest in the Game and that they have no Knowledge or know nothing about it.

Im a great fan of England, in fact thats the only footie I watch, so once every 2 tears for me, WC and EC, for the few weeks before they get kicked out, as for my knowledge of England Football Team, Well I know this, last time England won a World Cup was 52 Years ago, and as for the Euro Cup, Dont Bother, some Record for a Country that invented the Game, and you wonder why people are so negative about the Team.



Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 14 June 2018, 14:15:27
Lol, I was planning to, but Tropical has just run out...  :'(

Dorada then  . . . not much between them IMO.   you all inclusive ?
Tropical or nothing... Looks like I am stuck with sex on the beach for the afternoon  :D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 14 June 2018, 14:21:39

We already know a lot of the oofers who detest footie  . . .so asking  in a polite manner, it would be sensible for those who have no interest ,not to post on a thread that you have no knowledge in or know nothing about   :-X :-X

Thats a bit strong, isnt it, telling people to butt out that have no interest in the Game and that they have no Knowledge or know nothing about it.

Im a great fan of England, in fact thats the only footie I watch, so once every 2 tears for me, WC and EC, for the few weeks before they get kicked out, as for my knowledge of England Football Team, Well I know this last time England won a World Cup was 52 Years ago, and as for the Euro Cup, Dont Bother, some Record for a Country that invented the Game, and you wonder why people are so negative about the Team.

Don't recall " telling people to butt out"  :o :o      but  . .yer love a good "wind up"  me    ;D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 14 June 2018, 14:42:33

We already know a lot of the oofers who detest footie  . . .so asking  in a polite manner, it would be sensible for those who have no interest ,not to post on a thread that you have no knowledge in or know nothing about   :-X :-X

Thats a bit strong, isnt it, telling people to butt out that have no interest in the Game and that they have no Knowledge or know nothing about it.

Im a great fan of England, in fact thats the only footie I watch, so once every 2 tears for me, WC and EC, for the few weeks before they get kicked out, as for my knowledge of England Football Team, Well I know this, last time England won a World Cup was 52 Years ago, and as for the Euro Cup, Dont Bother, some Record for a Country that invented the Game, and you wonder why people are so negative about the Team.

If that wasn't a Freudian slip, it was very apt. Me to a tee. I have little interest in football until the Euros and the World Cup. Then I cheer on England/Wales/Scotland until they are either victorious or knocked out . Then I shed a tear and go back to my normal life for another two years.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 14 June 2018, 14:51:06

We already know a lot of the oofers who detest footie  . . .so asking  in a polite manner, it would be sensible for those who have no interest ,not to post on a thread that you have no knowledge in or know nothing about   :-X :-X

Thats a bit strong, isnt it, telling people to butt out that have no interest in the Game and that they have no Knowledge or know nothing about it.

Im a great fan of England, in fact thats the only footie I watch, so once every 2 tears for me, WC and EC, for the few weeks before they get kicked out, as for my knowledge of England Football Team, Well I know this, last time England won a World Cup was 52 Years ago, and as for the Euro Cup, Dont Bother, some Record for a Country that invented the Game, and you wonder why people are so negative about the Team.

If that wasn't a Freudian slip, it was very apt. Me to a tee. I have little interest in football until the Euros and the World Cup. Then I cheer on England/Wales/Scotland until they are either victorious or knocked out . Then I shed a tear and go back to my normal life for another two years.
Yea it was a typo, should have been Years, but as you say, kinda suits the message.  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: redelitev6 on 14 June 2018, 18:15:32
They actually cancelled Tipping Point and put the football on instead , that ruined my afternoon no end  >:(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 15 June 2018, 20:56:29
Portugal 3 - Spain 3  Great game!  :y

Although the Portugeezers (especially Ronaldo!) were dropping like flies at the slightest touch!  ::)  IMO both Ronaldo's pen and free kick goals were the result of a soft foul/dive!  >:(

Still a cracking match though! :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 15 June 2018, 21:10:18
Out and about it certainly sounded like a good game... Thought Spain had just about done it  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 15 June 2018, 23:28:49
Really enjoyed the Spain v Ronaldo match. :y

Rollon Monday.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 18 June 2018, 20:52:13
That will do . Well done Ingerlund.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 18 June 2018, 20:57:10
That will do . Well done Ingerlund.
Hmm, they were lucky this time, typical England Football though score a Goal in the First Half then become complacent, give away a Foul, Free Kick or Penalty and then spend the rest of the match trying to catch up again, as said this time they were lucky.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Andy B on 18 June 2018, 21:04:01
I discovered today that Kieran Trippier was in the year below my daughter at school  :)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 18 June 2018, 21:38:22
Credit where it's due, 3 games to go :D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 18 June 2018, 22:24:04
They are flattering to deceive again. Everyone will get their hopes up, and then they will crash out of the tournament, just like they always do.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: BazaJT on 19 June 2018, 07:55:57
From what I've seen on TV news this morning I don't know whether the other lot were footballers,rugby players or wrestlers half the time :D,and England just managed to scrape it  still a win is a win.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 19 June 2018, 09:30:24
There didn't seem to be much passion going on... The shouts from the bar could have been counted on one hand with a couple of fingers left over, the groans might have needed an extra thumb :D

The Spain/Portugal game, by comparison, was pretty much a constant stream of noise from start to finish...
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 19 June 2018, 17:32:15
Oh Dear, looks like Poland haven't quiet got the hang of this Football malarkey,

First Goal in there Net was by one of there own Defenders, second in the Net and there is no Polish Goal Keeper, he's half way down the Field having a Tea Break.

They would have scored more points by not Playing, Bless
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 19 June 2018, 19:58:31
Nie za dobzre :'(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 21 June 2018, 00:55:34
Reports are coming in that Poland fans have gone on the rampage!  :-\

Apparently so far 375 cars have had a full valet!  :)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 21 June 2018, 16:27:24
Reports are coming in that Poland fans have gone on the rampage!  :-\

Apparently so far 375 cars have had a full valet!  :)
Just hope they remember to close the Roof before it starts Raining again.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Andy B on 21 June 2018, 20:57:41
I don't usually do football but ....

Argentina 0 - 3 Croatia  :y :y :y :y :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 21 June 2018, 21:28:30
Most of the Argy team should have been sent off. Tried to kick their way to victory. Cheating bustards got what they deserved.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: ronnyd on 21 June 2018, 23:12:08
Both teams were guilty of some dubious tackling to be fair.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 22 June 2018, 21:31:12
The Icelandic guy failing at the penalty kick today!  :o
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 23 June 2018, 20:07:32
looks like Germany are about to get knocked out tonight, Shame. ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 23 June 2018, 20:10:08
Ah, hold that thought, theve just scored a Goal.  ::) me and my big mouth.  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 23 June 2018, 20:46:44
Ah, hold that thought, theve just scored a Goal.  ::) me and my big mouth.  ;D
But there down to 10 Men now.

"They think its all Over"
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 23 June 2018, 20:55:34
Ah, hold that thought, theve just scored a Goal.  ::) me and my big mouth.  ;D
But there down to 10 Men now.

"They think its all Over"

"And its not" Germany scored there second and recovery Match Goal in there last 30 Seconds of the Game.         
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: ronnyd on 23 June 2018, 22:55:09
Never, ever write off ze Germans. :P
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 24 June 2018, 13:57:23
England: Panama
OMG ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Lizzie Zoom on 24 June 2018, 14:03:02
England winning 5-0 at half time!! :o :o :o

Never seen that before in my lifetime.  I have a 7 year old grandson who has suddenly found his love for foorball :D :D :D ;)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 24 June 2018, 14:09:22
England winning 5-0 at half time!! :o :o :o
Yea, what ever,      ....now, about this German Team  ;D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 24 June 2018, 14:20:50
zirk - go out and put your ten euros on Germany. Mine is on Ingerlund. ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 24 June 2018, 14:23:47
zirk - go out and put your ten euros on Germany. Mine is on Ingerlund. ;D
;D ;D ;D :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 24 June 2018, 14:25:12
These Panamanians play like ghetto footballers. I am no expert but why aren't they getting red cards for their antics.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 24 June 2018, 14:31:58
These Panamanians play like ghetto footballers. I am no expert but why aren't they getting red cards for their antics.
Theve still got the Hump, they never did wana build that Canal so Our Ships could get through in the first place.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 24 June 2018, 14:46:56
These Panamanians play like ghetto footballers. I am no expert but why aren't they getting red cards for their antics.

95% are drug addicts the other 5% are drug dealers. :)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 24 June 2018, 14:51:30
Does this mean we're gonna winnit now then?  ???  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: LFF64 on 24 June 2018, 17:44:28
Now I know nothing about football and have no interest in it 
I just picked up my iPad and saw the  headline alerts (news) there is an item from the independent saying the BBC  commentor (Danny something or other ) was biased towards England with his commentary .   
 What the hell is happening to the world we are in England watching English TV on the BBC why the bloody hell would we not be biased towards the English team    :D >:(
 
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 24 June 2018, 18:10:04
Got to have fair play and all that, might offend a Panamanian. Just over 4 million Panamanians. I wonder if their national TV coverage was "unbiased". I guess not if it is vaguely like Spanish TV. Their reporting on sports events is very nationalistic. The F1 for example you would think that Alonso and Sainz were the only two cars on the track. ;D ;D ;D

We are our own worst enemies. :o
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Lizzie Zoom on 24 June 2018, 18:11:51
Got to have fair play and all that, might offend a Panamanian. Just over 4 million Panamanians. I wonder if their national TV coverage was "unbiased". I guess not if it is vaguely like Spanish TV. Their reporting on sports events is very nationalistic. The F1 for example you would think that Alonso and Sainz were the only two cars on the track. ;D ;D ;D

We are our own worst enemies. :o

I was watching the game on a Panasonic TV.  Does that count as being fair? ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 24 June 2018, 18:50:54
Got to have fair play and all that, might offend a Panamanian. Just over 4 million Panamanians. I wonder if their national TV coverage was "unbiased". I guess not if it is vaguely like Spanish TV. Their reporting on sports events is very nationalistic. The F1 for example you would think that Alonso and Sainz were the only two cars on the track. ;D ;D ;D

We are our own worst enemies. :o

I was watching the game on a Panasonic TV.  Does that count as being fair? ;D ;D ;D ;)

I am shocked. Would have thought you would have had Cello (Ferguson).  ;D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Lizzie Zoom on 24 June 2018, 19:04:26
Got to have fair play and all that, might offend a Panamanian. Just over 4 million Panamanians. I wonder if their national TV coverage was "unbiased". I guess not if it is vaguely like Spanish TV. Their reporting on sports events is very nationalistic. The F1 for example you would think that Alonso and Sainz were the only two cars on the track. ;D ;D ;D

We are our own worst enemies. :o

I was watching the game on a Panasonic TV.  Does that count as being fair? ;D ;D ;D ;)

I am shocked. Would have thought you would have had Cello (Ferguson).  ;D ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 28 June 2018, 19:49:50
Well...

That's 45 minutes I won't get back ::)

That team couldn't recognize initiative of it kicked them in the head ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 28 June 2018, 20:11:39
Looking like 2:0 to Belgium.

Ie joyed my curry anyway..........
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Mister Rog on 28 June 2018, 20:20:16


My money is on Belgium for 2 reasons

1. They want it more

2. Their National Anthem is better !  :D

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 28 June 2018, 20:58:00
Well...

That's 93 minutes I won't get back ::)

That team couldn't recognize initiative of it kicked them in the head ::)
Fixed ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 28 June 2018, 20:59:22
Did we lose deliberately ? If not very poor showing.

In one of the very boring moments, I  googled how many of the squad of 23 are from Yorkshire. Seven. We are still in with a dogs chance when we play our good players on Tuesday.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: TheBoy on 28 June 2018, 21:00:52
Best team (by some margin) won :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 28 June 2018, 21:16:11
Calm down   . . . . obvious ploy to get in the easier part of the knockout draw   8) 8) 8)

Martinez & his side kick Thierry Henry must be gutted   ;D ;D ;D

Decent goal though . . . . our keeper bit of a flapper though  . . . needs to learn how to catch the ball  :-[ :-[

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 28 June 2018, 22:00:54
England second eleven v Belgium second eleven. It meant nothing.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Mister Rog on 28 June 2018, 22:53:30
England second eleven v Belgium second eleven. It meant nothing.

Quite. I I really don't think they wanted to win, well I would hope that's the case  ::) Surely such a lacklustre performance must be deliberate   ???



Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 30 June 2018, 18:08:26
Really good game this aft. Here's hoping Ronaldo's team get beat tonight.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 30 June 2018, 20:58:35
Lovely  :)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: ronnyd on 30 June 2018, 21:25:21
Superstars are dropping like flies. :D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 01 July 2018, 17:56:35
Superstars are dropping like flies. :D
Yep. Well done, Ruskies.  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 01 July 2018, 18:47:42
Crikey.

Come on Ingerlund.  :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 01 July 2018, 21:45:57
Croatia : Denmark !!
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 01 July 2018, 22:02:11
Croatia : Denmark !!

Yes the ref had a cracking combover!  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: ronnyd on 02 July 2018, 22:23:33
Much as i admire Brasil i certainly don,t want them to get any further because of that idiot Neymar. God, what a baby. :'(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: biggriffin on 03 July 2018, 19:36:21
Can't change the fricking channel, wifey is watching the poxy game.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: dave the builder on 03 July 2018, 19:40:17
Can't change the fricking channel, wifey is watching the poxy game.
send her to the kitchen  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 03 July 2018, 20:56:17
England have just got exactly what they deserve. Trying to hang on to a one goal lead against a shower of shite like that, instead of going forward.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Andy B on 03 July 2018, 20:58:43
1 - 1  :o  :o
WTF    >:( >:(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 03 July 2018, 21:04:18
England should have been playing against a team of about 7 men after 60 minutes of the game.
The Colombians are an utter disgrace. Its beyond me how anyone could take any pride from playing and cheating like that even if they do win.  >:(
It will be a travesty if England lose this.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Mister Rog on 03 July 2018, 21:05:05
England have just got exactly what they deserve. Trying to hang on to a one goal lead against a shower of shite like that, instead of going forward.

yep. I'll go with that

But I'm still hiding behind the sofa. Will somebody tell me when it's over  ???
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Mister Rog on 03 July 2018, 21:06:49
England should have been playing against a team of about 7 men after 60 minutes of the game.
The Colombians are an utter disgrace. Its beyond me how anyone could take any pride from playing and cheating like that even if they do win.  >:(
It will be a travesty if England lose this.

Well yes of course. But a win is a win . . . . by whatever means, unfortunately

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 03 July 2018, 21:10:53
Somehow I cant see England players getting away with a yellow card of they start headbutting the other players.   :(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 03 July 2018, 21:35:55
I am thinking it will go to penalties.......
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 03 July 2018, 21:42:44
I am thinking it will go to penalties.......
Psychic, that's what you are.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 03 July 2018, 21:55:50
England have just got exactly what they deserve. Trying to hang on to a one goal lead against a shower of shite like that, instead of going forward.

yep. I'll go with that

But I'm still hiding behind the sofa. Will somebody tell me when it's over  ???
It's over...

But not ALL over :o
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 03 July 2018, 21:58:22
Wow!  :o  :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 03 July 2018, 21:59:22
They never do it the easy way do they ?  ::)  ;D
When England missed the third penalty, I thought "here we go again".  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 03 July 2018, 22:03:28
They never do it the easy way do they ?  ::)  ;D
When England missed the third penalty, I thought "here we go again".  ::)
And every pub landlord in the country thought "What am I gonna do with all that beer"?
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 03 July 2018, 22:12:27
A win is a win.

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Entwood on 03 July 2018, 22:52:57
The people I feel sorry for are all the amateur referees who give up so much time to support "grass roots" football in this country. Their job has been made 1000 times harder by the pitiful refereeing and appalling behaviour of so called "professional" players.

They will now have every useless player who thinks he is the next Ronaldo playacting and pushing/shoving/holding in the penalty area with the idea that if it can be done at the world cup then they can do it .....

Any "strong" referee who actually penalises such activities ... in accordance with the laws ... will also have face the "mobbing" by players and, probably worse, the wrath of parents on the sidelines who think their "little darling" can do no wrong.........

I'm afraid the genii is out of the bottle and it will never get forced back in .... thank the Lord I'm no longer involved at any level, if I still was ... I'd be leaving PDQ.

Without officials there will be no matches .. and I can see that point coming ...

:(  :(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Rods2 on 03 July 2018, 23:39:02
The people I feel sorry for are all the amateur referees who give up so much time to support "grass roots" football in this country. Their job has been made 1000 times harder by the pitiful refereeing and appalling behaviour of so called "professional" players.

They will now have every useless player who thinks he is the next Ronaldo playacting and pushing/shoving/holding in the penalty area with the idea that if it can be done at the world cup then they can do it .....

Any "strong" referee who actually penalises such activities ... in accordance with the laws ... will also have face the "mobbing" by players and, probably worse, the wrath of parents on the sidelines who think their "little darling" can do no wrong.........

I'm afraid the genii is out of the bottle and it will never get forced back in .... thank the Lord I'm no longer involved at any level, if I still was ... I'd be leaving PDQ.

Without officials there will be no matches .. and I can see that point coming ...

:(  :(

I agree, where a friend of mine is a football referee in local leagues which includes children's matches where parents are already a regular problem. >:( >:( >:(

In South America officials and players being killed is already happening regularly. :o :o :o
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: terbert on 05 July 2018, 10:27:32
I, too, am glad I am out of it. I could not go back into refereeing (if I was able) for all the tea in china. I have watched from a distance, and its all as Entwood describes !! :(

Parents in my days as a ref, were always a problem. Some made blaspheming by adult players sound totally trivial !!!! >:(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: BazaJT on 05 July 2018, 20:07:58
I see Maradonna has criticised the referee and says Colombia were robbed of the victory because of his poor decisions.Pot,kettle black anyone?
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 05 July 2018, 22:10:24
I see Maradonna has criticised the referee and says Colombia were robbed of the victory because of his poor decisions.Pot,kettle black anyone?
Silly, little, fat, cheating coke head. I think that just about covers it.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: BazaJT on 06 July 2018, 08:02:37
Not a fan of his then I take it Stemo? ::) Must say your description sums it up nicely though 8)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 06 July 2018, 08:21:46
Well the big day is tomorrow!  :y

I read yesterday that England have only beaten Sweden twice in 15 games, so what can possibly go wrong?  :D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 06 July 2018, 09:17:03
Well the big day is tomorrow!  :y

I read yesterday that England have only beaten Sweden twice in 15 games, so what can possibly go wrong?  :D

Probably  true  . . ..  but here we go again  .  .negative vibes being whipped up by the media.

No game at this stage is going to be easy  . . .   but no great shame if we do lose as we have done better than most thought .  Sweden are very organised defence wise , but with their system they may struggle to contain the England midfield , where IMo most games are won .

Cannot see why sterling is constantly picked to start, he misses every chance he gets & in my book is just a bit player  . . .better off without him  >:( >:(

England will be confident if it goes to pens though . . .   8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 06 July 2018, 19:55:09
One team of crying, cheating prima donnas gone this aft, and looks like another tonight.  :)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 06 July 2018, 20:54:05
Yes!  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 06 July 2018, 21:12:33
First ever semi finals which don't include either Brazil, Argentina or Germany.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 06 July 2018, 21:16:35
Enjoyed that one  Stemo :y   Brazil  gone . . .& what with  Urugay gone earlier . . only euro teams left  :o

IMO  all the South American teams have let themselves down with blantant diving , feining injury & dirty tricks .   

Any of the remaining teams must have a chance  . . .even us   ::) ::)   

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 06 July 2018, 21:27:11
Belgium v France will be a cracking semi. That's Tuesday evening.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 06 July 2018, 21:59:43
Come on Belgium.  :y :y :y :y :y :y :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: tunnie on 06 July 2018, 22:18:53
Better side won, clean game. Good stuff  :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: terbert on 07 July 2018, 08:40:21
I think Alan Shearer summed it up perfectly last night with his comments about South American football culture is to win at all costs. >:(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Mister Rog on 07 July 2018, 09:48:15


Kind of interesting  ::)  I'd often wondered, but a lot of this article is calculated not actual fact.

However . . .


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44683574
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 07 July 2018, 10:29:34
Well cometh the day and I'm sure the Swedes have been quaking in their saunas at the prospect of facing the mighty 3 Lions!  :P  :)

My prediction is 2-1 Sweden.  England will be winning 1-0 at half time, but will sit back in the second and gift the Swedes a semi final spot.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 07 July 2018, 14:43:59
Hope this isnt an Omen but the Omega wont start, so have borrowed next doors Volvo, need to pop in to Ikea for a quick shop, should be back in time for the Game. 
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 07 July 2018, 15:23:02
Hope this isnt an Omen but the Omega wont start, so have borrowed next doors Volvo, need to pop in to Ikea for a quick shop, should be back in time for the Game.

Hope you didn't forget to bring back some meatballs for the game?  ???  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 07 July 2018, 15:26:14
I think Alan Shearer summed it up perfectly last night with his comments about South American football culture is to win at all costs. >:(
At least they have passion... Even if they lose :-\
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: scimmy_man on 07 July 2018, 15:30:06
just been into town, its like an abduction film, the only people left were females shopping.

and about half a doz blikes.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 07 July 2018, 15:50:24
just been into town, its like an abduction film, the only people left were females shopping.

and about half a doz blikes.
And you were one of them.  :P
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: tidla on 07 July 2018, 16:05:59
Well cometh the day and I'm sure the Swedes have been quaking in their saunas at the prospect of facing the mighty 3 Lions!  :P  :)

My prediction is 2-1 Sweden.  England will be winning 1-0 at half time, but will sit back in the second and gift the Swedes a semi final spot.  ::)

So far, So good..
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 07 July 2018, 16:15:37
Well cometh the day and I'm sure the Swedes have been quaking in their saunas at the prospect of facing the mighty 3 Lions!  :P  :)

My prediction is 2-1 Sweden.  England will be winning 1-0 at half time, but will sit back in the second and gift the Swedes a semi final spot.  ::)
Hard cheese  :P
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 07 July 2018, 16:23:10
Well cometh the day and I'm sure the Swedes have been quaking in their saunas at the prospect of facing the mighty 3 Lions!  :P  :)

My prediction is 2-1 Sweden.  England will be winning 1-0 at half time, but will sit back in the second and gift the Swedes a semi final spot.  ::)
Hard cheese  :P

OK maybe 3-2 Sweden.  ::)

Anyway nothings hard these days, soft cheese, soft boiled eggs, soft brexit.....  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 07 July 2018, 16:37:46
The cameras are picking out lots of beautiful Swedish girls in the crowd.  8)

Not so many English girls.  :-\  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 07 July 2018, 17:23:53
The Gareth Southgate lookalike complete with waistcoat in the crowd!  :y  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: tunnie on 07 July 2018, 17:37:18
In the bag, Sweden had no Ikea.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 07 July 2018, 18:00:08
It's all going rather well. Hamilton on pole and Kyle Edmonds a set up against Djokovic.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Andy B on 07 July 2018, 18:20:45
The cameras are picking out lots of beautiful Swedish girls in the crowd.  8)

Not so many English girls.  :-\  ::)  ;D

https://youtu.be/QbIX43tpatY

From about a minute in .....youre shit but your birds are fit ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: BazaJT on 07 July 2018, 20:23:19
Didn't see it as was car fixing,mind you I wouldn't have watched it anyway,nor the Tennis[another boring dreary sport]nor the F1 qualifying[not been a race for years]but as far as the togger games go I just hope the French get beaten when they play next.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Rods2 on 07 July 2018, 20:30:51
Didn't watch it but a good win by England. :y :y

Albs is very quiet, did he get to Silverstone for the weekend of has he had to settle for watching on tv the Tour de France. :P ::) ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 07 July 2018, 20:41:12
Silverstone tomorrow. Wont have bicycling or anything French on my tv.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 07 July 2018, 22:01:07
Ye gods.

What a day.

The England match

The heroic pole in quali for the F1

The Russia v Croatia match.

I shall be flying during Englands next game . I hope Ryanair have live TV for the flight back to Spain.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 07 July 2018, 22:54:33
It was a great day indeed (Hamilton was immense on that last lap) until the news about William Dunlop came through. It will take some of the shine of tomorrow for me as well.  :(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 08 July 2018, 02:33:01
Ye gods.

What a day.

The England match

The heroic pole in quali for the F1

The Russia v Croatia match.

I shall be flying during Englands next game . I hope Ryanair have live TV for the flight back to Spain.
Flying with that shower of shit, you'll be lucky to get a cushion on your stool :-X
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 08 July 2018, 09:37:36
Well cometh the day and I'm sure the Swedes have been quaking in their saunas at the prospect of facing the mighty 3 Lions!  :P  :)

My prediction is 2-1 Sweden.  England will be winning 1-0 at half time, but will sit back in the second and gift the Swedes a semi final spot.  ::)

Ok  Sir Tig . . . . just make sure your prediction for the next game is 2-1  CROATIA   ;D ;D

Swmbo & me had a great day at the local club  watching both games & a bit of tennis . went out at 1.30  rolled back home at 10.30   ;D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Mister Rog on 08 July 2018, 14:33:26



Hope this posts ok. It made me laugh

https://www.facebook.com/RorysStoriesOfficial/videos/1594830620645533/

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 08 July 2018, 19:39:58
Well cometh the day and I'm sure the Swedes have been quaking in their saunas at the prospect of facing the mighty 3 Lions!  :P  :)

My prediction is 2-1 Sweden.  England will be winning 1-0 at half time, but will sit back in the second and gift the Swedes a semi final spot.  ::)

Ok  Sir Tig . . . . just make sure your prediction for the next game is 2-1  CROATIA   ;D ;D

Swmbo & me had a great day at the local club  watching both games & a bit of tennis . went out at 1.30  rolled back home at 10.30   ;D ;D

Well my prediction was half right.  ::)

So dare we dare to dream yet?  :-\  :-X
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 10 July 2018, 19:36:55
Good game, this.  :y

I think the eventual winner will come from this game.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 11 July 2018, 12:25:18
What I'm most pleased about is that every single one of our pale-skinned cousins from north of Hadrian's wall will be cheering England on as much as any Englishman. :)

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2018, 12:29:25
What I'm most pleased about is that every single one of our pale-skinned cousins from north of Hadrian's wall will be cheering England on as much as any Englishman. :)
As we would support them if they were in the semi final of the World Cup.  :)

Chortle.........
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 11 July 2018, 12:29:59
It will be good to see 'wee Jimmy Krankie' draped in the flag of St George.

It will bring the UK together. :)

Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 11 July 2018, 12:37:57
Good game, this.  :y

I think the eventual winner will come from this game.
Shouldn't rule out France, theve been strong all the way through their matches.

England still have 2 more matches to play, tonight and the weekend, the real question is which day over the weekend, the 3pm on Saturday or the 4pm on Sunday.  :-X
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2018, 13:04:46
Heard something I didn't know yesterday. Gareth Southgate is older than Sir Alf was when England won it in 66.  :o
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Alnico Blue on 11 July 2018, 13:34:53
Heard something I didn't know yesterday. Gareth Southgate is older than Sir Alf was when England won it in 66.  :o

its that waistcoat  . . . must make him look younger .    I thought Sir Alf was "Well Old" in '66 . . . .

But I was only 10   ::) ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2018, 19:06:36
Not a bad start  :)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2018, 19:08:57
Not a bad start  :)
That's gonna make it a long game...
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2018, 19:09:42
Not a bad start  :)
Well, they've turned up...
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 11 July 2018, 19:12:26
Having to watch it in SD, as my HD is about 7 seconds behind SD, so I can hear next door Screaming when they score, it quiet off putting knowing England are about to score a goal in 7 seconds time when your trying concintrate .   >:( >:( :D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2018, 19:13:07
Having to watch it in SD, as my HD is about 7 seconds behind SD, so I can hear next door Screaming when they score, it quiet off putting knowing England are about to score a goal in 7 seconds time when your trying concintrate .   >:( >:( :D ;D
LOL, funny you should say that. I'm in SD as well now :D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2018, 19:17:35
Bloody typical, go to the bog for five minutes and we score :D

And not a peep from next door ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2018, 19:18:46
Bloody typical, go to the bog for five minutes and we score :D

And not a peep from next door ::)
Croatians next door?
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2018, 20:02:38
Can someone explain the beer thing when England score?

Wasted beer is a sin
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: VXL V6 on 11 July 2018, 20:08:45
Most of what's consumed will probably come back out the top end in a few hours anyway...
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 11 July 2018, 20:26:32
Here we go again.  >:(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2018, 20:27:27
Here we go again.  >:(
Was always going to happen, and Croatia deserved it.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 11 July 2018, 20:28:46
England might regret missing those two sitters in the first half.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 11 July 2018, 20:31:04
Here we go again.  >:(
Was always going to happen, and Croatia deserved it.
Yep True, plus same old, complacency always seems to kick in in the second half.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 11 July 2018, 20:45:10
England might regret missing those two sitters in the first half.  ::)
They seem to have lost the will to live now, let alone play football.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 11 July 2018, 21:37:21
England still have 2 more matches to play, tonight and the weekend, the real question is which day over the weekend, the 3pm on Saturday or the 4pm on Sunday.  :-X

Saturday then  >:( :(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 11 July 2018, 21:38:48
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: BazaJT on 11 July 2018, 21:39:35
Croatia have let me down a bit as I've been upsetting all the football types I've spoken to today by saying they'd win 2-0 and when I turned computer on a short while ago it was still playing with a score line of 2-1.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 11 July 2018, 21:47:39
Stones was asleep for the second goal.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 11 July 2018, 21:59:25
England came out in the second half and played like the shit England teams we have all got use to over the last 20 years or so.
Up to then they looked as good as any other team in the tournament. Bizarre.  :-\
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2018, 22:00:22
If you look at our path to the semis, we really didn't play anyone of note. The other semi finalists knocked out teams like Brazil and Uruguay.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Rods2 on 11 July 2018, 22:14:21
After 48 years of many different combinations of monkeys and typewrites we are still no nearer than 1990. :(
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: ronnyd on 11 July 2018, 22:19:04
Will be interesting to see how England perform in the Euros in two years time. The standard of the teams seems to be higher in that tournament. Still, was an exciting ride while it lasted. Well done lads. :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 11 July 2018, 22:33:45
If you look at our path to the semis, we really didn't play anyone of note. The other semi finalists knocked out teams like Brazil and Uruguay.

Tis true.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 11 July 2018, 23:31:15
It seems my prediction for the quarters came true for the semi final.  :'(

However.....

Had I said a month ago that England would reach the Semi Finals of the World Cup, you'd have all laughed like drains.  ;)  So well done England, and to be honest they got beaten by the better team on the night.  :y

At least they didn't get dumped out on penalties!  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: plym ian on 11 July 2018, 23:58:41
Croatia have literally failed to impress me all tournament. Watch them beat france in a boring display of football. On another note well done England for such a vast improvement on previous tournaments of which this was a weird tournement especially with the introduction of VAR
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: jimmy944 on 12 July 2018, 00:06:33
So does this mean it's now come home?  :-\
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 12 July 2018, 08:21:15
The way people are going on this morning on tv. We were unlucky, we were fantastic, incredible.
FFS, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay.....all knocked out in the earlier rounds. But not by England, by the other teams in the latter stages. If we'd won our group (instead of being soundly beaten by Belgium, have we forgotten that one?) we'd have been home long ago.
I'm not knocking the fans, the dreamers, but this is like a party political broadcast, where you just know they're talking shite.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 12 July 2018, 12:07:38
As my flight landed last night someone on board got the game up live on a tablet as England scored. So that was a git. Hate knowing part of the result in advance.

Got home and avoided the result. Watched the bbc replay at 12.15 our time. It was 3 when i got to bed.

Well done England getting as far as they did. Our media need a good slapping using words like crashing out. They didnt just got beaten by a better side. Any other European country and our guys would be heroes.

Aswell as VAR the ref ought to have a taser to use on the many divers and pugilists.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 12 July 2018, 14:09:09
The way people are going on this morning on tv. We were unlucky, we were fantastic, incredible.
FFS, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay.....all knocked out in the earlier rounds. But not by England, by the other teams in the latter stages. If we'd won our group (instead of being soundly beaten by Belgium, have we forgotten that one?) we'd have been home long ago.
I'm not knocking the fans, the dreamers, but this is like a party political broadcast, where you just know they're talking shite.
For once I couldnt agree with you more, as you say, by hook, crook or luck,  the Bigs Boys managed to get themselves knocked out, and we didnt have to play any of them, we would have got slaughtered if we did.

Probably best were out now, rather than have to painfully lose in the the Finals, the French would have kicked our arse anyway, France have been playing brilliantly and deserve to be in the Finals.

As for Croatia, they seemed half asleep in the first half but soon woke up to prove they were the better Team, England, well we did what we normally do, wacked one in, then became complacent and played the rest of the match like a Sunday morning kick around.

Sorry to be a downer, but our luck had just run out, and Im afraid thats all it was, we were lucky to get were we did.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 12 July 2018, 15:18:40
The way people are going on this morning on tv. We were unlucky, we were fantastic, incredible.
FFS, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay.....all knocked out in the earlier rounds. But not by England, by the other teams in the latter stages. If we'd won our group (instead of being soundly beaten by Belgium, have we forgotten that one?) we'd have been home long ago.
I'm not knocking the fans, the dreamers, but this is like a party political broadcast, where you just know they're talking shite.
For once I couldnt agree with you more, as you say, by hook, crook or luck,  the Bigs Boys managed to get themselves knocked out, and we didnt have to play any of them, we would have got slaughtered if we did.

Probably best were out now, rather than have to painfully lose in the the Finals, the French would have kicked our arse anyway, France have been playing brilliantly and deserve to be in the Finals.

As for Croatia, they seemed half asleep in the first half but soon woke up to prove they were the better Team, England, well we did what we normally do, wacked one in, then became complacent and played the rest of the match like a Sunday morning kick around.

Sorry to be a downer, but our luck had just run out, and Im afraid thats all it was, we were lucky to get were we did.
Whaddayer mean, for once?  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 12 July 2018, 18:39:52
I won £67.50 on last nights result  :-[ Sorry.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 12 July 2018, 18:59:08
I won £67.50 on last nights result  :-[ Sorry.

You also bet that Liverpool would get their arse kicked and you were right. Bent or crap goalie if memory serves. :)

Not very loyal are you. :P :P
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 14 July 2018, 17:27:48
W4 L3 Average
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 15 July 2018, 08:59:00
That must be the third time in as many weeks that we have been spanked by Brussels...  ::)

Still, at least it's official. When it comes to international football, we're not just second best, or even shite. Oh no, we're really shite.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 15 July 2018, 09:53:31
W4 L3 Average

The 'hype' has gone to our heads unfortunately.

The teams we beat were poor.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 15 July 2018, 10:34:13
Was looking to have a flutter on todays final . But I think France will win and, they are such strong favourites, that it's just not worth it.
So I decided to back Mbappe to score in 90 minutes. He has scored in three of the last four and Sky had boosted the price from 2/1 to 4/1. At least I'll have some interest in the match.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: redelitev6 on 15 July 2018, 10:41:09
Can you imagine if we had won the cup ? our footballers would have gone from arrogant tossers on to the next level of tosserdom , Southgate would become a Sir , everyone else would be MBEs OBEs etc , doesn't bear thinking about  ;)   
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Migv6 on 15 July 2018, 12:28:00
I shall try to avoid the game if I can, but I shall try and take the time for some sincere prayers, that France don't win.  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: zirk on 15 July 2018, 16:21:13
Was looking to have a flutter on todays final . But I think France will win and, they are such strong favourites, that it's just not worth it.
So I decided to back Mbappe to score in 90 minutes. He has scored in three of the last four and Sky had boosted the price from 2/1 to 4/1. At least I'll have some interest in the match.
Yea the odds on France winning are not a good bet. I decided to have a flutter on the final going to penalty shootout, but Croatia will then be down to 4 men, France would have used up all its goalies through injuries and the actual result wouldn't become clear until after the 27th Penalty by which time half the Stadium would be in Flames anyway through the Fans being frustrated..   :)

Bookie gave me some excellent Odds, so decided to have a couple of quid each way, reckon this time in a few of hours I could be a Millionaire.   :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 15 July 2018, 17:00:47
I had no interest in this game. The only way I was ever going to watch it was if I had a tenner riding on it. My man can still score up to the 90th minute, so it will keep me interested.
Idiotic penalty decision btw.
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 15 July 2018, 17:51:51
Was looking to have a flutter on todays final . But I think France will win and, they are such strong favourites, that it's just not worth it.
So I decided to back Mbappe to score in 90 minutes. He has scored in three of the last four and Sky had boosted the price from 2/1 to 4/1. At least I'll have some interest in the match.
Mercí Monsieur Mbappe  :y
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: STEMO on 15 July 2018, 18:22:44
I see Putin and Napoleon were there. Friends again?
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Varche on 15 July 2018, 18:28:06
Well that is that.

Fourth  for England , happy enough with that. Got further than Spain for once.

Hats off to France.

I am off to my box, see you in two years for the Euros  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: Steve B on 15 July 2018, 19:31:14
I won £67.50 on last nights result  :-[ Sorry.
Three of us done a double...£300 went on belgium beating england on sat..Think we got 11/10 then the winning went on france winning today which they did 6/5...so i think betfred oh us around £1150 area..or is that 10/11 and 5/6..dont really do betting
Title: Re: World Cup Thread
Post by: plym ian on 15 July 2018, 20:15:03
I see Putin and Napoleon were there. Friends again?

They looked like the best of friend not!!!!

That Croatian president is a little bit tasty :-* :-*