World Cup 2018

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Hoboh » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:41 pm

Got to watch the nights other game if I can stay sober enough :D

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Magical result. Could easily have been the banana skin game. Started a bit shakily and grew into it. Two really good goals and a few possibles. Pickford was amazing in the nets and the whole team played professionally and well. Still think Danny Rose, is a better option than Ashley Young on the left and Sterling still isn't quite 100 % on the mark, but it's easy to find faults. I thought the ref was fair, but he missed a few sly shoves on Kane. Harry McGuire...he's the man. What a header. a well deserved win. Well done lads. :pray:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Prufrock » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:52 pm

That was disturbingly competent.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by nicholaldo » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:16 pm

Right, Croatia it is.

I'm ashamed to say that I'm already beginning to experience the early symptoms of panic-fanny-itis.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:17 pm

V Croatia. I think I'd prefer it to have been Russia, but they blew their chance with two shockingly bad penalties. Coatia will believe they can beat us, and this time we have to go in believing the same. In and win; we're good enough and we have the players. We'll never have a better chance....COME ON.... :oyea:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Hoboh » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:20 am

As long as we nail that little girl, Moderich, we'll be reet.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 am

Hoboh wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:20 am
As long as we nail that little girl, Moderich, we'll be reet.
Terrific footballer in fairness and worked really hard yesterday. We'll keep him quiet. If we score our goal and defend well it matters not what he does. I think it'll be a tough scrap.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:56 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 am
Hoboh wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:20 am
As long as we nail that little girl, Moderich, we'll be reet.
Terrific footballer in fairness and worked really hard yesterday. We'll keep him quiet. If we score our goal and defend well it matters not what he does. I think it'll be a tough scrap.
Not the best penalty taker however....
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:55 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:56 pm
TANGODANCER wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 am
Hoboh wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:20 am
As long as we nail that little girl, Moderich, we'll be reet.
Terrific footballer in fairness and worked really hard yesterday. We'll keep him quiet. If we score our goal and defend well it matters not what he does. I think it'll be a tough scrap.
Not the best penalty taker however....
Oh, I wouldn't bet on him missing twice Monty, but luckily I hope we won't need penalties.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by BWFC_Insane » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 am

Neither Croatia nor England could ever have dreamed of facing a weaker opponent in a semi final. It's a dream chance for both countries really.

England the better team so far, Croatia have the better individuals.

Bring it on.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:32 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 am
Neither Croatia nor England could ever have dreamed of facing a weaker opponent in a semi final. It's a dream chance for both countries really.

England the better team so far, Croatia have the better individuals. Bring it on.
I know you're only expressing opinions, but sometimes they baffle the shxt out of me mate. :wink:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Hoboh » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:22 pm

Keep girly quiet and use pace to get past a slow Croatian backline, don't give away to many set pieces, has to be the plan.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm

Forget France, beat Croatia. Nothing else matters right now. I'm rather glad France won though because Belgium played really well. Hazard and DeBruyne are a lethal combination.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:22 am

TANGODANCER wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forget France, beat Croatia. Nothing else matters right now. I'm rather glad France won though because Belgium played really well. Hazard and DeBruyne are a lethal combination.
France were miles better than Belgium and a stronger team all round.

The tournament is France's to lose. They are good in all departments and in Mbappe have the "X Factor" that can make a difference.

England would (if we get through) give them a game though. Lets get through and see what happens.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Prufrock » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:40 am

They weren't miles better. It was a close game decided by a set-piece, again.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:21 am

Prufrock wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:40 am
They weren't miles better. It was a close game decided by a set-piece, again.
I thought they looked a lot stronger. Especially after the first 20 minutes.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:41 am

Prufrock wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:40 am
They weren't miles better. It was a close game decided by a set-piece, again.
This. If it were played again I wouldn't bet on the result. Scorewise one Fellaine very closely missed header was a decider.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Hoboh » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:21 am
Prufrock wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:40 am
They weren't miles better. It was a close game decided by a set-piece, again.
I thought they looked a lot stronger. Especially after the first 20 minutes.
Come on! If the Belgian work in the first half had resulted in a goal Macaroni would have been crying on his mummies shoulder.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Any road up, best of luck to the lads; they've done us proud so far... :oyea:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:04 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
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Any road up, best of luck to the lads; they've done us proud so far... :oyea:
I'm holding onto that thought. A bunch of young honest players performing well above expectations and eclipsing the pitiful efforts of Rooney, Beckham, Hart and the other collection of publicity hungry whores
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