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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:01:04 PM »
Thought Perisic was the pick of the players on the pitch

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:40:37 PM »
Sterling is completely useless

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:51:45 PM »
A lot of people wanted to believe Croatia were an excellent team.

They really f**king aren’t. Shane McGowan has more teeth up front.
Yes, very poor from Croatia. Again England dominate without doing anything spectacular

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:18:59 PM »
Croats look flat and leggy.  Modric and Rakitic look like they'd rather be elsewhere

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:07:30 PM »
We'll see if Croatia have anything now

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:41:28 PM »
I don’t get people saying they only score from set pieces. Set pieces are a huge part of the f**king game, massive. England have obviously done a tonne of work on them and it’s paying off. Comparing it to Kane taking the corners at the euros, it’s night and day.
I also think it’s very hard to counteract that strength on the bounce. Teams take months or years to get the right structure defending corners. It’s not like saying we’ll double mark Modric or we’ll push up on Mansuckic.

Fair play to England

'We'll'😂 England have as much chance of winning World Cup as Mayo have of winning Sam😎

Well there's only three teams who can win it and one of them is England.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 02:20:44 PM »
I fancy England for this.  Croatia haven't impressed in the knockout stages, they're mentally (and defensively) a bit flaky.  They weren't able to beat pretty ordinary Danish or Russian teams even with extra time.  England aren't a great side and it's true they haven't really been tested yet, but they're confident and have a bit of momentum and it's obvious you don't have to have a great team to win this World Cup, you just need to be the best of a bad bunch.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Fermanagh v Kildare
« on: July 04, 2018, 10:22:12 AM »
I think Fermanagh have a chance here.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 10:20:41 AM »
don't worry they won't let us down... it'll end in England tears and the laughter of our children

Will it though QF is mission accomplished for them. Sweden are pretty average. England are a better team than Sweden so SF and maybe beyond in play. England were crap in Italia 90 too yet people remember it as some massive success.

I remember at the quarter final stage the press and pundits were saying they'd stuff Cameroon.  Took a dive from Lineker to keep them in it when Cameroon were 2-1 up with 7 mins to go.  But yes, echoes of 1990 here when a poor England team got to pens in the semi final.  Mind you, Arg got to the final!  For all the Irish exploits, quality wise it was very poor football.

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General discussion / Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:24:18 AM »
Bump.  Round of 16 was not kind to me :(

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:20:13 AM »
Sweden sound like they're quaking in their boots:

"We heard from Sweden coach Janne Andersson, but how are his players feeling about the prospect of facing England for a place in the semis? Needless to say, they’re confident. Why wouldn’t they be?

“Bring them on,” said striker Marcus Berg. “Most of them have respect for us and we feel secure regardless of who we meet.”

Last night’s goalscorer Emil Forsberg said: “We have had nightmare opponents wherever we went, and no matter who we get they’ll have to work hard to win. We believe in what we’re doing and believe we can do something great, and that we can achieve something fantastic.”

And midfielder Gustav Svensson said: “I don’t think their players want to meet us. We have shown time and again that we are a team that no-one wants to meet, a team that allows very few goal chances. If you ask their players, I don’t think any of them will want to meet us.”

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:09:16 AM »
I thought England just about shaded what was a very poor game.  The incident with Henderson was a red card and penalty all day long though Henderson play acted and some England played were trying to get the Colombian sent off (both of which I thought England didn't do ;)).  Eng created precious little and bar penalties and the odd corner look to have very little attacking threat.  I think that will catch up with them at some stage.  Of the four teams in the bottom of the draw I'd have Croatia well ahead of the other three who are much of a muchness, who could beat each other on any given day.  I think Croatia will beat Russia if they go back to their attacking game which they didn't seem to do against Denmark.  I fancy Eng Swe to go to pens.  Swe are an "English" type side, strong (mentally as well), well organised but with little cutting edge, though they did hump Mex 3-0.  Eng might get to the semi final but I'd think Croatia at 100% will take them apart, against Russia on the other hand they'd have a good chance.  You need to attack the English centre halves and move the ball quickly to expose Eng's lack of pace.  Also despite their first XI having a good long rest, they looked out on their feet at 75 mins.  I still think the overall winner will come from the other half of the draw but one thing about this World Cup is that it has been unpredictable.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:21:14 AM »
Problems for Dearest Arlene if there is substance to Penny Mordaunt’s comments on the Today programme re NI abortion

What did she say??

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:23:28 PM »
How Carrasco gets to play in the World Cup is a mystery. He wouldn’t get a game for Antrim. His attitude is awful too.

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