World Cup Thread 2018

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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Jul 2018, 6:07pm

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Sympathies to all my Limey friends (plus Heston :shifty: ), but congratulations on making it to the semis. Take comfort that all those Croatians will end up on war crime at The Hague soon enough.
Well done Croatia. Brave effort from the young lions. Can't see Croatia beating France. Let's see if we can beat Belgium now for 3rd place.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by Heston » 11 Jul 2018, 6:57pm

Sick as a fucking chip. Not sure the half time team talk was very inspiring.

Good luck to Croatia, I'd love a new name on the trophy.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Jul 2018, 7:05pm

Heston wrote:
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Sick as a fucking chip. Not sure the half time team talk was very inspiring.

Good luck to Croatia, I'd love a new name on the trophy.
I'll chuck my 10p worth in for good measure. I would've played Rashford from the start as Sterling was to greedy to pass. I would've dropped Dele Ali and played Loftus-Cheek.
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Post by Heston » 11 Jul 2018, 7:22pm

Marky Dread wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 7:05pm
Heston wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 6:57pm
Sick as a fucking chip. Not sure the half time team talk was very inspiring.

Good luck to Croatia, I'd love a new name on the trophy.
I'll chuck my 10p worth in for good measure. I would've played Rashford from the start as Sterling was to greedy to pass. I would've dropped Dele Ali and played Loftus-Cheek.
Yeah, Sterling and Alli never seemed on it in this World Cup. Hopefully Gareth will learn a couple of lessons in the long run.

When it all dies down I will look back and be happy with the semis, though I doubt we will ever get a better chance than this for the forseeable future.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by BostonBeaneater » 11 Jul 2018, 10:51pm

I thanked England for its time and asked Croatia not to kill anyone.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by matedog » 12 Jul 2018, 12:56am

England was one of the few non-underdogs I was rooting for. I guess I'm rooting for Croatia now.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by Red Angel » 12 Jul 2018, 4:20am

A world championship with many good teams but no great team. I do not understand why Dier did not play from the beginning. :huh:
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by 101Walterton » 12 Jul 2018, 9:10am

Seems harsh to criticise Southgate when he did such a great job however!!!
Several players looked very tired from the start including Kane. Once England went 1-0 up it looked like they were trying to hang on for 85 mins however you can’t do that with Lingard and Alli in your midfield as England could get or keep the ball. Should have withdrawn at least one of them (if not both) and shored up midfield with Dier and Loftus-Cheek-Cheek.
Agree Rashford should have started for Sterling.

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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by Marky Dread » 12 Jul 2018, 1:19pm

101Walterton wrote:
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Seems harsh to criticise Southgate when he did such a great job however!!!
Several players looked very tired from the start including Kane. Once England went 1-0 up it looked like they were trying to hang on for 85 mins however you can’t do that with Lingard and Alli in your midfield as England could get or keep the ball. Should have withdrawn at least one of them (if not both) and shored up midfield with Dier and Loftus-Cheek-Cheek.
Agree Rashford should have started for Sterling.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by 101Walterton » 12 Jul 2018, 4:59pm

Marky Dread wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 1:19pm
101Walterton wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 9:10am
Seems harsh to criticise Southgate when he did such a great job however!!!
Several players looked very tired from the start including Kane. Once England went 1-0 up it looked like they were trying to hang on for 85 mins however you can’t do that with Lingard and Alli in your midfield as England could get or keep the ball. Should have withdrawn at least one of them (if not both) and shored up midfield with Dier and Loftus-Cheek-Cheek.
Agree Rashford should have started for Sterling.
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by BostonBeaneater » 14 Jul 2018, 12:28am

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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by revbob » 14 Jul 2018, 10:53am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
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I think I need a translator.

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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by Marky Dread » 14 Jul 2018, 2:20pm

revbob wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 10:53am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 4:40pm
I think I need a translator.
Basically ...Emergency England in need of rescue!
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Re: World Cup Thread 2018

Post by 101Walterton » 15 Jul 2018, 6:54am

Il rentre a la maison!!!

Just about to board the Eurostar to Paris. Going to watch the WC final on the big screen under the Eiffel Tower.

Allez les Bleus

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