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1 The World Cup so far. on Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:42 pm

Leeds_Trotter

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So far, I don't think there has been a dominant performance from any team. It's actually got me believing England might actually be able to do something.

2 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:27 pm

Growler


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The most impressive performance so far was Ronaldo.Maybe one player can carry a team to glory like Maradona did in 1986.I think they are overpriced at 20-1.

3 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:58 pm

Leeds_Trotter

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Though Ronaldo did do well, that was a soft pen

4 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:51 pm

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Superb tournament so far. Every game has been top notch.

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5 Re: The World Cup so far. on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:38 am

wanderlust

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There have been some fantastic performances and tactical showpieces especially from the less fancied teams and it's been a wake up call for the likes of Germany, France and Brazil. Some great goals, close finishes and there's even the possibility of an upset or two in the group stages. All in all it's shaping up to be a cracker of a WC.
I just hope the England players don't believe their own hype and make the same mistake as that cock Neymar did thinking they're too good to be pocketed - absolutely loved the job Behrami did on him.
Nice to see Bolton youth rejects Mooy and Dzemaili doing well too.

6 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:35 am

Growler


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This is shaping up for Brazil v Germany and France v Argentina in the last 16.

7 Re: The World Cup so far. on Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:06 am

wanderlust

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First couple of groups sorted out now and I think the big surprises were how well Morocco and especially Iran did - both teams a really good watch and a bit unlucky I thought. Egypt were also a bit of a surprise doing so badly.

8 Re: The World Cup so far. on Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:06 pm

wanderlust

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Loving it today. Auf wiedersehen Deutschland.  Shocked

9 Re: The World Cup so far. on Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:13 pm

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Good to see the Germans out! 

10 Re: The World Cup so far. on Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:27 pm

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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karlypants wrote:Good to see the Germans out! 
First time they've gone out at the group stage since 1938. 

I'm just glad to know they're feeling what England fans have had to suffer.

11 Re: The World Cup so far. on Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:30 pm

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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Good to see it happen

12 Re: The World Cup so far. on Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:15 pm

MartinBWFC

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If you meet any Germans don't mention the VAR.

13 Re: The World Cup so far. on Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:00 pm

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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The only shit game so far has been France v Denmark and they were rightly booed off the pitch for not competing. That apart, this is the best WC for a long time IMO, even though (the Germans apart) all the usual suspects seem to have clawed their way out of the very difficult group stages.

14 Re: The World Cup so far. on Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:45 pm

Growler


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Funnily enough this World Cup has been exciting because the 3 big names I received in various sweeps have been well below par (Spain, Germany, Argentina)

The other two big names France and Brazil got through without much excitement.

15 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:11 pm

wanderlust

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France have definitely decided to play now and showed some real class in that thriller with Argentina. What a game! This WC is great.

16 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:15 pm

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Great going forward, a shambles at the back. Like a lot of teams to be honest.

17 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:19 pm

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Spain are out. Using the Norpig training manual was a big mistake.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1013425743647399936

18 Re: The World Cup so far. on Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:03 pm

Angry Dad

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De Gea about as much use as a sack of shit.

19 Re: The World Cup so far. on Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am

wanderlust

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Yesterday's two games didn't match up to the quality of the previous rounds but with twp penalty shootouts, Croatia squeaking through and Spain getting turfed out there was no lack of excitement.

Notable that the top teams that haven't refreshed their lineups with the introduction of younger players - notably Spain and Germany - have gone. That's two of the three pre-tournament favourites including the defending champions which is amazing.

Also notable that despite a well-managed PR campaign from Southgate, England are now being bigged up to win it FFS when in reality simply getting past Columbia would exceed pre-tournament expectations.

Loving this World Cup but I don't want my cautious enthusiam spoiled by excessive hype.

20 Re: The World Cup so far. on Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:09 am

wanderlust

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Japan 2 Belgium 3 was some game. Feel sorry for Japan as their manager had it tactically spot on until Martinez finally worked them out and made the subs with 20 minutes to go. 

Vertonghen's header was pure jam though.

21 Re: The World Cup so far. on Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:33 am

wanderlust

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So France won it (booooo!) but all in all it was the best WC I've seen in ages. Watched every game and only 2 were relatively boring - all the rest had surprises, controversy, great goals, tactical intrigue or some other element of interest and I reckon VAR added a new dimension that may yet impact on how the game is played in future, potentially leading to more goals if it's used to sort out holding and diving.
Well done Putin for keeping a lid on the hooligans - and in the process handing Russia it's best international PR rating in donkey's years. Hopefully England will will work out where we fell short and look for ways to compensate for the lack of world class players and move forward from here to have a really good go at the Euros in a couple of years time.

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