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World Cup 2018

Post by Gary » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:16 pm

It's finally started :clap: and the useless ITV missed the kick off :lol: :grr: :roll:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by reheat module » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:46 pm

Well, the opening ceremony wasn't too painful, although the wife insisted in singing along...
Great start for the Home Nation.
Sadly, I fear we may see an extra 10p/litre on fuel in the morning....
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by jem60 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:42 pm

Whilst I wish England all the best, I am not of fan of 'the beautiful game' :S :S :S :S :S :S. Too 'tribal' for me, I'm afraid.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Jaymer15 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:13 pm

Spain 3 Portugal 3. A very entertaining game and some fantastic goals. Let just hope every game ends up being that good. The Morocco and Iran game wasn't to bad either.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Gary » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:07 am

The Portugal / Spain game was a great spectacle and how how the World Cup should be. Four games today, that should help the 12 hour shift I'm on :lol:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by paddyboy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:10 am

Enjoyed that more than any game for quite some time :thumbs:

Grudging admiration for the showroom dummy's hat-trick even :whistle:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by deerhunter » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:37 am

I`m off out with the new camera, should be nice and quiet.
Canon 5D Mk4 plus long lenses, and lots of hope!

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by reheat module » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Next time Mark Clattenburg comes on in terms of VAR discussion, have a look at the huge ingot of gold on his left wrist (disguised as a watch).
Reasonable rate of pay for a Refereeing Head in the Middle East...
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Jaymer15 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:12 pm

That was the first England game I've enjoyed for years. Excellent header from John Stones to allow Harry Kane to follow up and a excellent finish from Kane for the winner. Thought Pickford was unlucky not to save the penalty.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by jem60 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:26 pm

It looked to me [from a non-football fan viewpoint] that England were absolutely determined not to get the ball in the net!!!!!. Their finishing was very poor. They will have to play a lot better than that to progress further!!!.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by eagle driver » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:35 am

Think Mr Gareth Southgate should take his team to a football pitch and show them what a goal actually looks like.
Then when they can recognise a goal see how many can actually find it again .
Joking aside that has to be the worst refereeing i have ever witnessed ,
the ref seemed determined not to award England a penalty no matter what the Tunisian,s did.
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:31 am

It was dismal. As long as we were drawing 1-1 the teams performance was poor or substandard. In extra time they are lucky enough to score another goal and all of a sudden people seem to think the team were great!

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:35 am

"We" - I didn't think Wales were playing :P

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by paddyboy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:41 am

I couldn't make out which of the Tunisians on the touchline was holding the 'Referees' white stick and Labrador :lol:
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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by slogen51 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:08 am

I don't think the expectations were that high but a win in the first match is a great start despite the referee's best efforts.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:38 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:35 am
"We" - I didn't think Wales were playing :P
I'm born and bred in England. Happen to suffer this misfortune of living in Wales.

For the record, from my personal point of view, the sooner England are knocked out the better. For me the best World Cup would be one where neither England, Wales or Scotland are in it.

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:39 pm

Ah OK - apologies if I caused any offence

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Ah OK - apologies if I caused any offence
Not at all :)

I just didnt want you having bad thoughts about me :P

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Re: World Cup 2018

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:10 pm

I'll tell you something else too lol. Watching Rashford being interviewed by the BBC he doesn't half talk a load of crap.

He's trying to imply that the Tunisia match panned out just as it was "planned" lol.

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