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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2017, 11:33:37 PM »
Nobody surprised at Russiaís draw?

In what way?

Handy draw, no?

Uruguay are better than Argentina. Suarez and Cavani up front - literally two best two strikers in world football at the moment. If both bring their club form to Russia they could well make a long run into the knockout stages.

Eygpt with Salah will give top two plenty to think about. Hardly a particularly easy draw.


Suarez is in shocking form, 5 in last 18 games for Barcelona I think it is

And Barca are just running away with La Liga.

I checked his stats in La Liga and itís ten games played, five goals and an assist. Many strikers wish for that to be their bad form.

Stop relating club form to country form Ffs! Messi being prime example

He almost won a WC with them on his back three years ago.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2017, 11:59:55 PM »
He scored 4 goals ya ballon and they were bate!! Almost and did is like saying ROI almost qualified for the finals but didnít, they were bate
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2017, 12:03:34 AM »
They wouldn't even be in Russia if it weren't for him in the last game.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2017, 12:07:42 AM »
He scored 4 goals ya ballon and they were bate!! Almost and did is like saying ROI almost qualified for the finals but didnít, they were bate

Four goals in a WC by a midfielder - how wasnít he dropped!?

Youíre getting a wee bit ahead of yourself here, Aregetina got to the WC final - thatís nothing like saying we almost qualified.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2017, 01:10:00 PM »
He scored 4 goals ya ballon and they were bate!! Almost and did is like saying ROI almost qualified for the finals but didnít, they were bate

Four goals in a WC by a midfielder - how wasnít he dropped!?

Youíre getting a wee bit ahead of yourself here, Aregetina got to the WC final - thatís nothing like saying we almost qualified.

So you donít think that Messi hasn't underperform at the World Cup finals ?
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2017, 04:57:12 PM »
He scored 4 goals ya ballon and they were bate!! Almost and did is like saying ROI almost qualified for the finals but didnít, they were bate

Four goals in a WC by a midfielder - how wasnít he dropped!?

Youíre getting a wee bit ahead of yourself here, Aregetina got to the WC final - thatís nothing like saying we almost qualified.

So you donít think that Messi hasn't underperform at the World Cup finals ?

Not at the one where he dragged Argentina to the final, ffs. I donít know what you're even arguing here.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 11:16:32 PM by Syferus »

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2017, 10:46:43 PM »
The Argentine press have been on his back for years about his form during finals, he retired because of it. Missed his spot kick in the last finals he played in South America, retired and came back.

My point is donít relate club form to finals form heís not really set it on fire (like he did for Barca)
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2018, 10:23:57 PM »
Spain 6 Argentina 1 in tonights challenge game.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2018, 08:47:02 AM »
Currently - zero interest in WC
Early May - I see WC is starting next month must put a bet on
Late May- what no Italy, damn I will just back Germany
Early June - Dips in and out of Group games, hopes England goes well
Late June - Completely hooked, sick of BBC pundits hopes England goes out on penalties to     Germany preferably
July - In France for Final hopes France are in it as the buzz in the camp site will be mighty
#newbridgeornowhere

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2018, 02:29:21 PM »
England final squad announced:

Goalkeepers:
Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)

Defenders:
Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Rose (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester)

Midfielders:
Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham)

Forwards:
Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal)

Edit:  Five players have been placed on standby - Tom Heaton (Burnley), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook - who?? (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (WBA) and Adam Lallana (Liverpool).
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 03:34:50 PM by AQMP »

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2018, 02:38:49 PM »
England final squad announced:

Goalkeepers:
Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)

Defenders:
Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Rose (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester)

Midfielders:
Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham)

Forwards:
Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal)


That's woeful. Especially midfield. Their centre back selection is poor. Smalling is as good as any of the others bar Cahill perhaps. Welbeck very lucky to make that squad.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2018, 02:46:30 PM »
Would look from that squad selection that he would like to go five at the back.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2018, 02:55:12 PM »
England final squad announced:

Goalkeepers:
Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)

Defenders:
Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Rose (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester)

Midfielders:
Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham)

Forwards:
Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal)
The pretty much confirms the best players in the Premier league are Johnny foreigners.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
England final squad announced:

Goalkeepers:
Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)

Defenders:
Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Rose (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester)

Midfielders:
Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham)

Forwards:
Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal)

England's worse squad in my living memory. I expect them to do well. Last 8, if not last 4. Pressure will be off them to a certain extent and they may generate some team spirit that they've been lacking. World Cups are won with workman-like, team efforts. It might just suit them. (Probably lose all 3 games and be first team home now I've said that)
A European winner is almost Guaranteed. France or Germany for me.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2018, 03:05:11 PM »
England final squad announced:

Goalkeepers:
Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)

Defenders:
Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Rose (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester)

Midfielders:
Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham)

Forwards:
Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal)

If all the above were on the transfer list, would there be much interest from the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona?  Kane probably.....