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imtommygunn

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #600 on: June 24, 2018, 02:03:32 PM »
Every corner should pretty much translate to a penalty based on the first half.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #601 on: June 24, 2018, 02:04:06 PM »
Englandís inevitable flop is going to be extra sweet this year.

What do you reckon constitutes a flop for them? I reckon 1/4 final is par. And most of what Iíve read in English media realises that. I wouldnít take the BBC studio as the pulse of their nation. Just like I wouldnít do it for Brexit  :P

Last 16/QF and being well beaten is always a flop for the hype England generate. After these two scoreines and, who knows, maybe a draw against a disinterested Belgian team, the hype will hit maximum overdrive. Which is why losing to a Poland or Columbia will be so deflating. Itís beautiful to watch.

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« Reply #602 on: June 24, 2018, 02:08:31 PM »
Englandís inevitable flop is going to be extra sweet this year.

What do you reckon constitutes a flop for them? I reckon 1/4 final is par. And most of what Iíve read in English media realises that. I wouldnít take the BBC studio as the pulse of their nation. Just like I wouldnít do it for Brexit  :P

Last 16/QF and being well beaten is always a flop for the hype England generate. After these two scoreines and, who knows, maybe a draw against a disinterested Belgian team, the hype will hit maximum overdrive. Which is why losing to a Poland or Columbia will be so deflating. Itís beautiful to watch.

Losing to Poland or Colombia would certainly be a flop, agree with you there. Simply because their quality means they should do better than that. Not so sure a 1/4 final defeat to a top quality team would be though. The players donít generate the hype. Donít see them getting beyond the 1/4. And donít think theyíll get a point off Belgium either.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #603 on: June 24, 2018, 02:37:33 PM »
I'd fancy either Colombia  to beat England tbh. Poland maybe, if they get their act together after the last day.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #604 on: June 24, 2018, 02:53:11 PM »
Well done to Panama drew that 2nd half 1-1 against the World champions elect.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #605 on: June 24, 2018, 02:58:00 PM »
Damo has been pretty good on the panel since he came on board.

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« Reply #606 on: June 24, 2018, 04:26:43 PM »
I hope England win it - mainly to annoy the soccer heads who refer to Man U, Liverpool etc as their team, but where their team mates are playing in white they hate them.  ::)

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« Reply #607 on: June 24, 2018, 04:37:11 PM »
I hope England win it - mainly to annoy the soccer heads who refer to Man U, Liverpool etc as their team, but where their team mates are playing in white they hate them.  ::)

Iím sure youíre a Sligo Rovers season ticket holder yourself alright.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #608 on: June 24, 2018, 05:28:09 PM »
I hope England win it - mainly to annoy the soccer heads who refer to Man U, Liverpool etc as their team, but where their team mates are playing in white they hate them.  ::)

Iím sure youíre a Sligo Rovers season ticket holder yourself alright.

No I don't "support" any soccer team, 90 minutes 0-0 with multi millionaires lying down when someone looks at them is not my idea of a sport!

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #609 on: June 24, 2018, 05:37:14 PM »
This Japanese team are fun to watch.

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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #610 on: June 24, 2018, 06:05:34 PM »
Just switched over to RTE 2. Dietmar Hamann has better and clearer English than Stephanie Roche.

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« Reply #611 on: June 24, 2018, 06:07:03 PM »
Just switched over to RTE 2. Dietmar Hamann has better and clearer English than Stephanie Roche.

Wow. Just wow. She clearly has a dry throat or a cold. Captain Obvious missing the blindingly obvious, managing to be an arse in the process.
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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #612 on: June 24, 2018, 06:10:48 PM »
Just switched over to RTE 2. Dietmar Hamann has better and clearer English than Stephanie Roche.

Wow. Just wow. She clearly has a dry throat or a cold. Captain Obvious missing the blindingly obvious.

You and her needs to...



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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #613 on: June 24, 2018, 06:11:55 PM »
Just switched over to RTE 2. Dietmar Hamann has better and clearer English than Stephanie Roche.

Wow. Just wow. She clearly has a dry throat or a cold. Captain Obvious missing the blindingly obvious.

You and her needs to...




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Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« Reply #614 on: June 24, 2018, 06:33:36 PM »
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