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Title: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2018, 07:42:31 am
Australia vs France tonight.... as much as I want the Aussies to win, I can't see it.

But, you never know! Ghana beat Japan while I was in Tokyo!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 16, 2018, 08:47:47 am
Good luck today. Unfortunately, I have to work later this morning. It's at 11 am here and I won't finish til 1  :(.

My local has a few Aussies working there so would have been nice to pop in for a cheeky livener and cheer them on.

As you said, you never know. Egypt were unlucky to not draw against Uruguay.

Enjoy the game.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2018, 08:49:16 am
Thanks, mate!  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 16, 2018, 09:02:34 am
Shame Bailey Wright wasnít selected for your squad.
But good luck anyway.
Itís been a good start overall to the tournament I think.
Football...infected leg......antibiotics....no beer......Grrrrrrr
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2018, 09:09:30 am
 :laughabovepost: Thanks!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 16, 2018, 09:16:41 am
Hi Martin,

Sorry about your leg and sorry i didn't say so on your thread so sorry about your leg.

Can you not take a day off the antibiotics for Monday night? Remember it's England. As you know I'm a Pompey fan and either way, win or lose, I don't think I could cope watching them or England completely sober.

Cup of Tea, weave.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 16, 2018, 11:48:13 am
The two oldest Bealettes in an Adelaide pub tonight....

Wonder who they are barracacking for.....  ?  ;)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/255-160618114239.jpeg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lawrence on June 16, 2018, 08:01:05 pm
We had a sweep at work, 3 teams each, I managed to pick Peru, Costa Rica and Oz. That was £3 well spent  ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Pete @ EGLM on June 16, 2018, 11:26:01 pm
On hols in Croatia at the mo.  We watched Croatia v Nigeria in a bar.  Iíve got to admire the Croatian people- they are so enthusiastic- nearly everybody in red and white, all the bar staff in replica shirts.  Really good evening and the right result.

Pete @ EGLM
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 17, 2018, 12:01:45 am
Ah well, Aussies went down 2-1, but they put in a respectable performance, I feel.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 17, 2018, 02:04:33 am
Since the stupid American team didn't make it, I'm going for Iceland and Belgium.

Portugal/Spain - Incredible match!

Peru/Denmark - Really exciting match!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: The Q on June 17, 2018, 06:30:43 am
Well the world cup finished a few days ago,  sadly dominated by France, GB came 7th and 15th
 http://www.sailing.org/worldcu/results/index.phpp (http://www.sailing.org/worldcu/results/index.phpp)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 17, 2018, 06:53:33 am
There's a lot of world cups, then.  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 17, 2018, 08:11:49 am
Another major distraction for me delaying progress on Deadwood. We just finished the ice hockey finals (Stanley Cup) two weeks ago which was good for me wasting 2 hours a day and along comes the World Cup which is good for me also wasting a couple of hours a day. I'm loving it. Not normally much of a fan of soccer, but the World Cup really is something special to watch. Like Scott, I thought the Spain-Portugal match was terrific.

The Oz-France match result was disappointing, but expected even though I think a draw would have been a fairer result considering how the game went. The Mexico-Germany tomorrow morning our time should be a ripper.

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 17, 2018, 08:44:54 am
Itís a huge distraction for me.
Four games yesterday and the cricket as well.
Too much sitting in front of the box here.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 17, 2018, 09:02:55 am
Oh heck... forgot about the cricket!

Then there's Tour de France, Wimbledon.....

You lot are supposed to be outdoors at this time of year! An Aussie mate of mine is in the UK for eight weeks, and by the look of the pics he sends, you've been having some good weather.

Anyway, back to Russia.... I saw the Peru-Denmark game today and found it very entertaining. Australia are up against Denmark next week.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 17, 2018, 09:58:28 am
Arrrgh! Yegads, the Tour de France as well in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: kirky on June 17, 2018, 11:05:11 am
You lot are supposed to be outdoors at this time of year! An Aussie mate of mine is in the UK for eight weeks, and by the look of the pics he sends, you've been having some good weather.
He obviously hasn't visited Teesside.  :rain:

Back to the World Cup - I've got Serbia in the sweep at school. Another wasted gamble.

Cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 17, 2018, 11:24:00 am
Since the stupid American team didn't make it, I'm going for Iceland and Belgium.

Portugal/Spain - Incredible match!

Peru/Denmark - Really exciting match!

Morning scottmitchell74,

Now I'm not a moderator but think that they can dish out yellow cards. Rooting for Belgium you say. Potential forum membership renewal maybe discussed a week on Thursday  :D

Seriously, great result for Iceland. Never met one but they seem like lovely people so I'm going for them too (and England obviously).

Enjoy the games. Keeps the mind off the Orioles. The Giants have hit a big pile of whatever recently as well.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 17, 2018, 11:28:31 am
Thank you! Just watching a replay.

In the words of my old location,

We was (possibly) robbed!  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 17, 2018, 12:12:58 pm
Really pleased for Iceland (especially as Hordur Magnusson was playing - he of Bristol City).
Re the battle of the giants - Ronaldo v Messi, it was a No contest.
Loving it so far.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Philip. on June 17, 2018, 01:06:40 pm
is it finished yet?  :'( :'( :'( :'( :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 17, 2018, 05:56:25 pm
Mein gott.

Didn't watch it as given overdue chores to do.

 I've finished now so might have a Tequila  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mr. Germanman on June 17, 2018, 06:33:39 pm
 8)   I donīt want to talk about that :veryangry:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 17, 2018, 06:40:51 pm
8)   I donīt want to talk about that :veryangry:

But sadly for you the many many England fans more than gleefully do!!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 17, 2018, 06:49:26 pm
Well done Mexico
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 17, 2018, 08:16:06 pm
Blimey,

Might have some chocolate with my tequila.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 17, 2018, 08:20:11 pm
Glad Switzerland have equalised as it might make Brazil shift up a gear from 'turgid' ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 17, 2018, 08:20:42 pm
Sorry if jinxed it  :doh:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 17, 2018, 10:09:05 pm
Is England as ready as our Swiss?

(Would make them better as the Germans as well  :D )
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 17, 2018, 10:14:35 pm
I guess most would say England should win against Tunisia but, as the Germans and Brazilians have discovered, nothing can be taken for granted :no:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Malc on June 18, 2018, 10:23:01 am
I drew Mexico in the sweepstake, so looking for a big payout.😁😁😁
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 18, 2018, 06:59:00 pm
Well here we go!!!

0 - 0 or worse bitter disappointment, it's the English way  :D  :no:   :worried:  :doh:  ;)  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 18, 2018, 07:52:50 pm
Half Time 1-1 but weíll be ok.
Another glass of alcohol free beer  :beers:   :(

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 18, 2018, 07:57:45 pm
Well, well...Tunisia hanging in there. I think England will wear them down, though. The first 33' was all England.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 18, 2018, 08:56:44 pm
All of England thanking the heavens for Harry Kane.


Spurs!!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 18, 2018, 08:59:51 pm
Phew!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on June 18, 2018, 09:03:41 pm
Isn't it amazing though? Somebody scores a goal, (any match), he slides on his knees for a few yards, 7 or 8 team mates pile on top of him and then they all get up without anybody being injured! If a player gets a foot or an arm round an opposing player, the opposing player immediately falls to the ground clutching his leg/head, in need of immediate medical attention.  ???  Still, well done England.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 18, 2018, 09:08:52 pm
Medical attention for players? My heart will give out one day if they keep doing that.

 :claphappy:

We're off and running, well, stumbling a bit  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 18, 2018, 09:19:55 pm
A few things to admire but still too many nail biting moments, and if they fail to put away the chances they created it will be their undoing. Professional footie players being paid what they're paid shouldn't be miscuing or scuffing shots. Poor Harry Kane must have thought he was in a WWF match not a football match!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: thebrighton on June 18, 2018, 09:21:00 pm
Kane's winner helped paper over the usual cracks :(
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Jon898 on June 18, 2018, 09:27:53 pm
Isn't it amazing though? Somebody scores a goal, (any match), he slides on his knees for a few yards, 7 or 8 team mates pile on top of him and then they all get up without anybody being injured! If a player gets a foot or an arm round an opposing player, the opposing player immediately falls to the ground clutching his leg/head, in need of immediate medical attention.  ???  Still, well done England.

Like this?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7tFH9R1kE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7tFH9R1kE)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 18, 2018, 09:28:05 pm
Isn't it amazing though? Somebody scores a goal, (any match), he slides on his knees for a few yards, 7 or 8 team mates pile on top of him and then they all get up without anybody being injured! If a player gets a foot or an arm round an opposing player, the opposing player immediately falls to the ground clutching his leg/head, in need of immediate medical attention.  ???  Still, well done England.

My hand to God, my wife said almost verbatim the same thing you just wrote after Kane scored. Amazing!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: joe cassidy on June 18, 2018, 09:35:33 pm
Can the England players be given GPSs with the coordinates of the opponent's goal?

Is that allowed under the rules of football ?

I nevertheless had a good evening watching the match in a Charles Wells pub in Paris with my kids.

Best regards,


Joe
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on June 18, 2018, 10:11:42 pm


Like this?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7tFH9R1kE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7tFH9R1kE)

You have just made my wife cry - with laughter.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 19, 2018, 11:05:26 pm
Dare ga omatta no? Think that's who'd of thought in Japanese.

Also Senegal, who'd of thought, google translate doesn't do Senegalese  :D.

What a wonderful and weird World Cup it is.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 20, 2018, 12:45:01 am
Well it has been in the first few games, the question is when will normal more predictable service resume?

if normal service is like northern or gova and not in sight then I actually think we stand a chance of doing OK (semis would be the realistic max), but looking at the first games its between Portugal, Spain and Belgium. As anything though time will tell I mean look at Greece in 2004 and that had the bookies payout out some wedge!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2018, 05:37:53 am
Aussies put in another respectable performance last night against Denmark, one all draw. Although there were no goals in the second half, Australia were the better team, I feel.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 22, 2018, 06:38:30 am
Hi Bealman,

Didn't get to see it as was 1pm here and had to work  :(. Would have been good to watch it in the local with our Aussie bar staff. Good bunch of guys and gals.

They've got a chance though. The next game is Tuesday at 3pm here so as I'm self employed I have allowed all of my staff (ie. me) permission to finish early that day. Beat Peru, France beat Denmark, few amber nectars in the sun, should be good. One of many mini 'works dos' planned in the next few weeks  :) (hopefully  :worried:).

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 22, 2018, 06:54:18 am
If you're bored, thought this was interesting if France beat Denmark 2 - 1 and Australia beat Peru 1 - 0.

It explains how they decide further down the article......

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-22/world-cup-how-does-australia-qualify-for-round-of-16/9896578 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-22/world-cup-how-does-australia-qualify-for-round-of-16/9896578)

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2018, 07:17:07 am
Your plan for Tuesday sounds good to me, buddy!  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 22, 2018, 07:31:40 am
Hi again,

Am always rubbish at the time difference thing but think it would be a midnight kick off for you over there so was just wondering if pubs in Australia can be open then and if so are you going?

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2018, 07:41:26 am
They will be, but I won't be in 'em! I'll be watching at Chez Bealman. :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 22, 2018, 08:07:39 am
Itís an interesting group so we will await with interest.
And well done ro Croatia last evening. Argentina were woeful.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2018, 08:15:28 am
Just watched second half replay. Agree.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 22, 2018, 10:59:09 am
If you're bored, thought this was interesting if France beat Denmark 2 - 1 and Australia beat Peru 1 - 0.

It explains how they decide further down the article......

[url]http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-22/world-cup-how-does-australia-qualify-for-round-of-16/9896578[/url] ([url]http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-22/world-cup-how-does-australia-qualify-for-round-of-16/9896578[/url])

Cheers weave  :beers:


I just love that if they can't be split by the system they have in place points, goals, fair play etc, they they draw lots of as the article puts it draws straws. So FIFA the worlds governing body (apparently) could knock a team out through what you can only describe as playground methods!

I won't lie I want the socceroos to go through but at the same time my sometimes harsh humour would have me crying if they were knocked out by that method sorry @Bealman (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255) but as it says there is a lot of things that come first, just got to hammer Peru and hope France don't sit back knowing they are already through!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 22, 2018, 12:15:37 pm
Thank you. :thumbsup: :beers:

But to be honest, I don't lose sleep over the politics of the World Cup.

I watch the games for the enjoyment they give me.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 22, 2018, 12:34:45 pm
I think the drawing of lots (straws) has been in place for many years.
Maybe they should do what we used to do at school many years ago. If a cup game was drawn, the team having won most corners won. Simple.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: MinZaPint on June 22, 2018, 01:09:32 pm
Listening to the radio this morning and they played "Don't cry for me, Argentina"! how have the mighty fallen  :'(
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 22, 2018, 01:42:53 pm
Listening to the radio this morning and they played "Don't cry for me, Argentina"! how have the mighty fallen  :'(

Well can't discount them just yet they could still scrape through they just need the hand of god, oh wait he's retired!  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: broadsword on June 22, 2018, 02:02:54 pm
Argentina were rank rotten, a bunch of foulers, strange to see Maradona, he looked
like an old drag queen from the Benidorm program.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 22, 2018, 03:26:08 pm
Felt very sad for Costa Rica today who, I think, played out of their skins against Brazil.
Highly entertaining match........referee v Neymar, and the ref won :D
I'm sick and tired of some footie players who believe they are gods and he's one of 'em. Ronaldo is another but, sadly for me, he's hitting the headlines for all the right reasons.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 22, 2018, 06:11:05 pm
I think the drawing of lots (straws) has been in place for many years.
Maybe they should do what we used to do at school many years ago. If a cup game was drawn, the team having won most corners won. Simple.

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 22, 2018, 06:12:38 pm
Denmark v Australia,

Bacon Sandwich eating competition. No worries  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 22, 2018, 06:14:36 pm
Big chickened that up but you get the gist.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 22, 2018, 08:56:56 pm
Tragic (pronounced trajitch)
Serbia were incredible in the first half and Switzerland barely got a look in. Final result a secret just in case some haven't seen it yet.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 22, 2018, 08:59:49 pm
Tragic (pronounced trajitch)
Serbia were incredible in the first half and Switzerland barely got a look in. Final result a secret just in case some haven't seen it yet.
Iíve just watched it and enjoyed it.
Great goal at the end but Iím not letting on.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 22, 2018, 09:05:10 pm
Great match, but Serbia got hosed on that one non-call. Should have been a PK with two fellas dragging him to the ground.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Caz on June 22, 2018, 09:17:22 pm
O, how I'd love to lock this topic, the :censored: World Cup has taken over me TV and now trying to take over the forum.   :veryangry:   :veryangry:   :veryangry:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: marco neri on June 22, 2018, 09:21:03 pm
Suisse has many top players than Serbia team .....they can solve the match in every moment...first Suisse goal was a ďbombĒ from long distance very difficult to see for goalkeeper....
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 22, 2018, 10:07:51 pm
O, how I'd love to lock this topic, the :censored: World Cup has taken over me TV and now trying to take over the forum.   :veryangry:   :veryangry:   :veryangry:

I'd hardly call one thread 'trying to take over the forum' :no: It's the one time every 4 years when I do watch football. What are you doing in a thread called "World Cup 2018" if you don't like it anyway? :P (followed by sound of Phantom Raspberry Blower of Olde London Town)
At least you have a half decent team in the competition :envy:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on June 23, 2018, 12:22:11 am
How times have changed...  for the 1970 world cup the England team had sponsorship by Ford and the players were all given a new Ford Cortina 1600E, well almost. After one year they either had to hand them back or take advantage of a generous option to buy the car outright for a reduced fee.

(https://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/England-1970-World-Cup-Squad-with-their-Cortina-1600Es.jpg)

(https://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/press-release.jpg)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 23, 2018, 12:42:45 am
Some names and faces there that bring back memories!!

Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 23, 2018, 07:07:46 am
Morning football lovers,

Am going to the pub to watch Belgium v Tunisia later and was just wondering what the best result would be for England?

A draw maybe ???

Lots of if they did that and we did this.

 Maybe a Belgium win and get Tunisia out of the equation.

I dunno  :confused1:

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 23, 2018, 08:17:47 am
Unlike for Bealman the kick-off time for even the earliest of the day's games is past my bedtime (in Oz). I'm well and truly in the Land of Nod while all these great games are happening. So I record them and make believe I'm watching them in real time the following morning. Time is relative after all.

I like this thread but daren't open it till our afternoon so that the beans have not been spilled. After the Australia-Denmark game I decided I wasn't going to look at the sports pages in our local Canberra Times before I watched the game, but there the result was on the first page. Damn it!

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 23, 2018, 08:23:58 am
At least you know how to record it. I don't know how to work our fancy TV!  :-[
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 23, 2018, 08:29:52 am
George, the trick may be not have a fancy TV.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 23, 2018, 08:35:31 am
O, how I'd love to lock this topic, the :censored: World Cup has taken over me TV and now trying to take over the forum.   :veryangry:   :veryangry:   :veryangry:

I'd hardly call one thread 'trying to take over the forum' :no: It's the one time every 4 years when I do watch football. What are you doing in a thread called "World Cup 2018" if you don't like it anyway? :P (followed by sound of Phantom Raspberry Blower of Olde London Town)
At least you have a half decent team in the competition :envy:

Maybe he is angry, because so far their only decent player in this cup is a brazilian  :bounce: :dunce:   8)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 23, 2018, 08:37:01 am
 Ian... I could work VHS..... anyway, England game 10pm tomorrow night, so with the State of Origin league, I'm gonna have red square eyes  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 23, 2018, 08:43:17 am
And a ruined liver? You're not watching Oz play Ireland in rugby tonight?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 23, 2018, 08:50:42 am
Possibly... but I'm getting total overload after 3 weeks in Japan!  ;)

That games coming from Sydney, is it?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 23, 2018, 09:04:43 am
Yup. Kick-off at 8 pm in Sydney so should follow on nicely with the Belgium-Tunisia game at 10 pm.

For those fans of rugby in the forum, Australia and Ireland have met twice so far in this 3-game test series and have won one game each so this game will decide the winner.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 23, 2018, 09:07:58 am
Looks like a long night then.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 23, 2018, 10:27:30 am
Not a great rugby fan but having grandparents from Cork and a brother in law from Waterford I'll be siding with the Emerald Isle.

Don't think I can get away with an 11am pub start to watch it anyway  :no:.

Enjoy the game.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 23, 2018, 10:36:34 am
Why? It'll be Sunday  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 23, 2018, 11:15:23 am
 :smiley-laughing:

Don't please. Have been watching my baseball team, San Francisco Giants, and although the time thing is pretty simple really, the sites of start times are all different and some are in UK time, some local time, mainly Eastern Time (US), you're 12 hours ahead, they're 8 hours back, a few wines and I don't know what day it is.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 23, 2018, 08:01:04 pm
Come on Sweden!!!!
Just a draw will do, Germany out and maybe followed by Argentina. If that happens and England get to the Quarter finals that will suit me nicely.
Be the best world cup in a long time for me!!  :D

Before anyone says anything BALLS!!
 >:(
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 23, 2018, 08:56:48 pm
Aaaaaaagh.
Just when we thought Sweden had done it.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 23, 2018, 09:00:11 pm
What a way to win!

What a way to lose!

Camera man kept focusing on gorgeous Swedes in despair.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 23, 2018, 09:05:21 pm
Nearing half time the ITV commentator couldn't stop relating all sorts of statistics about Germany and how they would exit the World Cup. In fact, he could hardly keep the glee out of his voice ::)
Somewhat unprofessional I thought for someone in his position.
Stunning winning goal, though.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 23, 2018, 09:09:01 pm
A great game for a neutral, of which I am not!!

But if South Korea can hold Germany to a draw and Mexico gift Sweden a win then its still on!!

I won't lie @Newportnobby (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264) I was full of glee so hearin the commentry jist made me happier. Although I would just love to see Germany knocked out by a South Korean penalty  :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 23, 2018, 09:27:48 pm
What a way to win!

What a way to lose!

Camera man kept focusing on gorgeous Swedes in despair.

That's it, I'm off to Russia to console the poor dears.

Blimey, don't know what to say about the result. Could get in trouble with a moderator on here or if my wife sees the sentence above, well trouble aint the word  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 23, 2018, 09:40:03 pm
Not being a footie person (I only watch the World Cup) I really don't care who wins providing it's not a team containing one of those who think they have god-like status. That immediately rules out Brazil and Portugal >:D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 24, 2018, 12:34:13 pm
Come on England!
We completed our beach walk early today so that we could be home in time to tune in.  A beautiful day here as you can see.
Looking forward to 6-0!

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Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 24, 2018, 12:49:49 pm
Is that where you live?

Awesome!  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 24, 2018, 02:02:07 pm
Is that where you live?

Awesome!  :beers:
Unfortunately we are inland. Our nearest beach is 10 mins away. Thatís Holywell Bay which is about a 20 minute drive and was beautifully quiet at 9-15 today. Those who follow Poldark on TV may recognise it.
Iíll revise my 6-0 to 8-0!

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 24, 2018, 02:02:59 pm
Ok I know its not Brazil or Belgium but 5-0 at half time now this is a statement of intent!!
Lets get some more and make it a game to remember
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 24, 2018, 02:37:00 pm
Is it me or is that a weird amount of happiness to still be down 6-1? Maybe just relief at not being shut out?

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on June 24, 2018, 03:03:01 pm
Well its's their first world cup goal so they have to celebrate something!!

The only downer for me was Pickford not getting a clean sheet
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on June 24, 2018, 03:05:38 pm
Thatís only the second football match Iíve watched and thats only because I was looking for my son in the dugout ,whatever heís cooking for the team itís obviosly giving them the energy to win ,a team wins on its stomach so they say.
And as  their chef heís still part of the team .
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 24, 2018, 03:29:12 pm
I was more pleased to see a referee clamping down on the 'wrestling' in the penalty area. To my mind, the standard of adjudication has left a lot to be desired and some players have been allowed to dive all over the place, cause obstruction, put an elbow in the face, stick a leg out to trip etc etc. The TV cameras seem to pick it up OK so why don't the back up refs in the VAR box? I'd like to see a lot more yellow cards when we get to the last 16 as it will actually make players think twice about some of their appalling acting :veryangry: :veryangry:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on June 24, 2018, 07:47:46 pm
Seconded  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 24, 2018, 08:00:18 pm
Thirded.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: thebrighton on June 24, 2018, 08:29:26 pm
My concern is the quality of the referees. This is the world cup so should have the best referees and although I'm sure the representatives from Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Gambia, Zambia, Tahiti etc know the rules and are the top refs in their respective countries are they really up to officiating at this level? Our refs get a regular knocking but we don't have a single representative at the World Cup, surely we've got a dozen that are better qualified.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 24, 2018, 09:24:00 pm
Our refs get a regular knocking but we don't have a single representative at the World Cup, surely we've got a dozen that are better qualified.

I didn't know that. What a shocking state of affairs :o

I think Poland got what they deserved tonight and will probably be glad to be going home. They just didn't seem happy to even be there, let alone play some football ::)
I reckon Senegal V Columbia could be a game to watch :hmmm:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: lil chris on June 24, 2018, 09:33:44 pm
I reckon England V Belgum will be a game to watch, we will be up against some decent opposition. It should sort the men from the boys......
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 25, 2018, 08:57:26 pm
Oh dear. The much vaunted teams of Portugal and Spain have been shown up by much lesser teams tonight and could only manage draws against Iran and Morocco respectively. I thought Morocco themselves played so well.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: bridgiesimon on June 25, 2018, 11:42:40 pm
I think that the biggest frustration this evening was the appalling behavior/acting of certain players and the nonsense with the replays and the ref going off to see stuff, maybe watching episodes of Eastenders or somet during the Portugal/Iran game!

Roll on tomorrows matches, here's hoping for an Argentina exit!!

Simon
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on June 26, 2018, 12:32:52 am
Come on England!
We completed our beach walk early today so that we could be home in time to tune in.  A beautiful day here as you can see.
Looking forward to 6-0!

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Very pretty!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 26, 2018, 09:58:11 am
Oh dear. The much vaunted teams of Portugal and Spain have been shown up by much lesser teams tonight and could only manage draws against Iran and Morocco respectively. I thought Morocco themselves played so well.
In the office our portuguese youngster showed up late, still showing signs of a near heart attack...  :bounce:

I think the two favorites (Portugal and Spain) would have deserved to loose yesterday.

Now let's see whether Island can succeed.
And whether tomorrow the Germans play black-red-mustard or black-red-gold.

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Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 26, 2018, 07:52:12 pm
That was some goal by Messi.
Maybe not spectacular but his two touches were absolutely sublime.
Stunning control.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 26, 2018, 07:53:47 pm
The pass, his control, and the shot made for quite a gorgeous sequence. Thought it was fantastic!

Glad to see Argentina playing with more pep today. That Croatia match was weird.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 26, 2018, 08:32:08 pm
Good to see Nigeria equalise although the decision was a bit harsh I thought. Ref should have booked several Argentinian players for dissent/argument/offputting tactics >:D

Great to see the look on Mr Blobby's face :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on June 26, 2018, 09:10:17 pm
Great to see the look on Mr Blobby's face :D

Why the need for name calling on this friendly forum?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 26, 2018, 09:16:14 pm
 :laughabovepost: Do you mean Maradona? If so...funny!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: bridgiesimon on June 26, 2018, 11:06:12 pm
Yeah, mr hand of god himself!!.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 26, 2018, 11:53:57 pm
Not a good result for the Aussies this morning  :(
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 27, 2018, 01:43:04 am
No good results yesterday. Watched the Aussie game in the local with my friends behind the bar from Down Under. Twas a shame. Two of them are going back to Perth after 8 months today so was sad to say goodbye as well  :(.

Didn't see the later games but not the results I wanted.

Never did like Tuesdays. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Come on South Korea  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:









Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 27, 2018, 08:59:51 am
I too was disappointed that Oz did not do better in the game against Peru. The truth is that we don't have any players who can score goals. All very fine to have the majority of the possession, but if you don't have a shooter who's capable of hitting the target, you're sunk. I watched the Australia-Peru game, and if I remember rightly, the Peru keeper did not have to make any saves. Our guys had a number of shots, but they were wide or over the goal - not good enough! The only 2 goals our Socceroos have scored in the WC have been off penalty shots.

The upside of being eliminated is that we here can enjoy the next games for their own sakes without having a heart-attack causing stake in whoever wins.

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 27, 2018, 09:17:45 am
 :laughabovepost:

Basically I felt that they were not playing as a team. I reffed high school soccer for most of my working career, and while I wouldn't say Australia were that bad, high school kids all thought they were the hero and wouldn't play as a team.

I just got that feeling from that game.

Anyway, all over now  :(
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 27, 2018, 11:30:02 am
One of the girls behind the bar (who shall remain nameless  ;)) said 'I think I might support England now'.

MIGHT!

 Considering we were all supporting Australia I thought that was a pretty bad show.

Emma from Adelaide, you should be ashamed.

Actually, she was after the gentle abuse she got and is now a fully fledged England fan (whether she means it, we'll probably never know).

Once again, a shame for the Socceroos but hope you enjoy the rest of it.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on June 27, 2018, 04:56:17 pm
Germany out. That's a shame  :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 27, 2018, 05:00:44 pm
Weirdest scene ever. Mexico gets demolished...yet they're delirious with joy because Germany loses!! What a morning!!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 27, 2018, 05:05:23 pm
Germany out. That's a shame  :D

They way they played it is well earned that the Germans go home!
Southkoreans swarmed all over them.

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Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 27, 2018, 05:07:20 pm
Well,well,well.
Just a shame S Korea didnít do better in the first two games.
Anyway.....bye bye Germany.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 27, 2018, 05:11:13 pm
And if Serbia wins high enough (at least 3 goals difference) and Switzerland also wins ... they can send Brazil home
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: marco neri on June 27, 2018, 06:00:32 pm

Neuer!....where are you going??
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 27, 2018, 07:03:42 pm
Weirdest scene ever. Mexico gets demolished...yet they're delirious with joy because Germany loses!! What a morning!!

I think Mexico were just delirious because they've gone through to the next stage :hmmm:
Germany have been lacklustre throughout, making constant team changes and moaning about their site/facilities evidently. They are usually very well prepared.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 27, 2018, 07:37:45 pm
Weirdest scene ever. Mexico gets demolished...yet they're delirious with joy because Germany loses!! What a morning!!

I think Mexico were just delirious because they've gone through to the next stage :hmmm:
Germany have been lacklustre throughout, making constant team changes and moaning about their site/facilities evidently. They are usually very well prepared.
Jogi LŲw had to make the changes because he had no team that played. He had to search for it during this first phase. And he admitted that the way they had performed would not have justified to advance to the second phase of the cup.

I consider the German problem the same as the Italian one: they were expecting to be as good and successfull as always. They thought their level was granted to be at the top.

The difference between the two: the Italians did already fail in the qualifications, the Germans made it to the cup.
The positive side for the two teams (in Italy that has already begun) is that they realize now the need to  take care of their teams and to constantly verify that their team is performing well. And the need to integrate new younger players constantly...

A early bet for the final of the world cup 2022 could be Italy vs. Germany
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 28, 2018, 10:57:07 am
Hi all,

Sort of forgetting Germany's day of mourning as I do have 2 German friends, who used to be neighbours, but went
 back to live in Frankfurt.

 Have tried to contact them, not to gloat  :no:  ;) but no replies. Hope they're OK. Maybe too soon. Curtains drawn but lots of empty bottles outside for their very efficient re-cycling system. Some full of tears perhaps.

Moving on, do we want to come second to avoid a Brazil side in the future that might not get through against Mexico anyway?

I think Gareth Southgate and the team will go out for a win and quite right so.

Shall be interesting to see who we can meet next at about 4.45pm.

Enjoy the games everyone.

Cheers weave  :beers:



Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 28, 2018, 12:54:11 pm
What are we going to do when it's all over? We'll have to talk about........................................................trains :worried:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 28, 2018, 03:23:41 pm
Anyway, while it's still on..............if the ref gives a penalty for someone being tackled and brought down and subsequently (via the VAR) decides it's not a penalty, why does the one going down like they've been pole-axed not get booked for diving? (Or have I missed such an occurrence?)
There would have been several bookings so far for such poor acting.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Fardap on June 28, 2018, 03:34:03 pm
I think on the whole the disallowed penalties from tackles there was contact of a fashion but it was ball first and not taking the man out... however, totally agree that if there is one where the player has 'simulated' then that should be a yellow against him, as per the law already in place for simulation... can't see it happening though!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 28, 2018, 04:54:08 pm
This was one of the hammiest I think I've ever seen..............

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: class37025 on June 28, 2018, 05:16:44 pm
great acting though  :D

remember when I played football at prep school, and rugby later, if you got tackled hard you got up, played on, and got your revenge later  :-[

the only reason you stayed down was if you were waiting for a ride in an ambulance.

nowadays it seems the slightest thing leads to some serious acting  :veryangry:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 28, 2018, 07:56:31 pm
Quite tedious between England and Belgium so far, with both teams practising how many passes they can put together but you always worry England aren't quite up to it and will give the ball away. A lack of inventiveness from both teams IMO :sleep: :sleep:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on June 28, 2018, 08:12:42 pm
I think England are being very gentlemanly - they keep giving the ball to the other lot!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 28, 2018, 08:14:15 pm
and now.. the Belgians are 1:0 ahead
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 28, 2018, 08:54:50 pm
Both teams just want to move one to the Round of 16...lackluster.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on June 28, 2018, 09:10:48 pm
So.....maybe our first eleven are ok.
Our second string......hmmmmm.
Anyway, Iím looking forward to Tuesday.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mr Sprue on June 28, 2018, 09:28:14 pm
No point in letting cobwebs form on the players who are not in your first 11  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on June 29, 2018, 12:32:43 am
I didn't watch it at the time it was on here, but what I've seen of it this morning confirms what has been said above.

Pretty ordinary.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on June 29, 2018, 08:43:01 am
I didn't watch the game - was put off by our commentators before the game who suggested that both teams might want to lose as the loser would face an easier set of teams to play in the final 16. I watched the Tunisia-Panama game instead. At least both teams played with passion as they didn't want to finish at the bottom of the group.

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 29, 2018, 09:07:01 am
Problem is, if England overcome Colombia (and that's not a given) they might fetch up against Sweden, and they tend to be a bogey team for England :worried:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 29, 2018, 11:05:26 am
Problem is, if England overcome Colombia (and that's not a given) they might fetch up against Sweden, and they tend to be a bogey team for England :worried:
Then you have to hope that the second Sw... team (the Swiss) wins the match.
But, at least at the club level the British teams have often problems with the Swiss teams...

PS: Sw... team, because in some regions of the world people think that Sweden and Switzerland are the same  :laugh3:

Switzerland - England in the quarters? A nice idea. The place to look that match would be the Irish pub here, where lots of England fans like to watch football. And drink some of that fine cider.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on June 29, 2018, 07:15:18 pm
Hi Alexander,

Not sure about watching England in an Irish pub anywhere in the World, although I have enough Irish blood in me to talk me way out of any problems :D

I'd rather play the Swiss than the Swedes so lets hope the teams meet later next week.

France v Argentina tomorrow. I think most don't like both but as I model France and have a few friends there, vive La France. I think a lot of people's preconceptions of the French is because they've only been to Paris and everyone in France hates anyone from Paris.

Back to football, I think Croatia are the ones to be scared of.

You never know.

 I'm enjoying the whole thing anyhow.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 29, 2018, 07:36:09 pm
Good call, Croatia does look scary. Other scary ones, depending;

Columbia - very fast! Lot's of youthful energy.

Argentina - IF! Messi (and others) is "himself" (which he was closer to last match). This is a "duh" but still bears mentioning.

Belgium - Loaded, stacked, amazing team. Desperate because they're aging.

England - In my opinion, they should run away with the whole thing IF they get their "flow" going. Are they too loaded? Kane and Vardy striking? Seems like an embarrassment of talent.

That Belgium/England match...Tottenham reunion match. Spurs should have finished higher than they did this year.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 30, 2018, 07:11:12 pm
Great to see the master plan working well today. This afternoon saw the exit of one of the teams I dislike and this evening the other disliked team are a goal down. Can I get 2 out of 2 today? :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 30, 2018, 07:19:40 pm
Great to see the master plan working well today. This afternoon saw the exit of one of the teams I dislike and this evening the other disliked team are a goal down. Can I get 2 out of 2 today? :D
As we both have the same "hopes" ... let's hope...  :laugh3:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 30, 2018, 07:22:00 pm
Trouble is part of my plan was for Luis Suarez to bite a chunk out of Ronaldo, for Ronaldo to retaliate and both be sent off. For some reason, I got very good odds at the bookies on that bit of the plan :hmmm:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on June 30, 2018, 07:54:20 pm
Yes! My wife says I'm' obsessed with Saurez biting people, but it's so odd and I sort of want to see him bite Ronaldo as well, just to see what would happen.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lawrence on June 30, 2018, 08:16:19 pm
 Sings - "Don't cry 4-3 Argentina"


Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Intercity on June 30, 2018, 08:41:26 pm
This ref has to be the worst in these games
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on June 30, 2018, 08:46:55 pm
I don't think he's done too badly for such a highly charged game :hmmm:
He's played the advantage rule quite well and not been fooled by those who fall down in agony if a leg hair is knocked out of place. Mind you, Suarez hammed it up awfully with his 'head wound' when his head hadn't actually been touched at all ::)

Edit:- OK so the sub-plot never came off but overall the master plan was puffick :)
(and 'Yes' that's a smug smiley) ;D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on June 30, 2018, 08:59:37 pm
Great to see the master plan working well today. This afternoon saw the exit of one of the teams I dislike and this evening the other disliked team are a goal down. Can I get 2 out of 2 today? :D
As we both have the same "hopes" ... let's hope...  :laugh3:

So 2 of our wishes have come true...  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Let's hope it's valid for the 3rd one (Switzerland beats Sweden and England beats Columbia) as well
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Intercity on June 30, 2018, 09:00:24 pm
Well done Uruguay, and they did it without Suarez biting anyone
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on July 01, 2018, 06:50:32 pm
Is there anybody still awake?
Just got woken up by the dogs... seems the Spanish team also heads for home... and the Russian have advanced to the quarters
Seems the game was decided in the penalties...
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: class37025 on July 01, 2018, 07:30:54 pm
sorry,

but totally NAFFI re world cup.

IMHO  load of overpaid, over valued idiots, who would never stand up to proper footballers.

seem to spend most of their time honing their acting skills.

wouldn't waste one minute of my life watching them
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: joe cassidy on July 01, 2018, 08:13:34 pm
Can you run at 37 km/h and put the ball in the net without braking ?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 01, 2018, 08:14:24 pm
sorry,

but totally NAFFI re world cup.

IMHO  load of overpaid, over valued idiots, who would never stand up to proper footballers.

seem to spend most of their time honing their acting skills.

wouldn't waste one minute of my life watching them


I don't like cycling but don't clog up the Tour de France thread saying they are a load of drug taking idiots who cause havoc on the roads (not that that is necessarily my opinion) but thanks for your input.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2018, 08:19:25 pm
Well, itís now bye bye Spain.
Iím thoroughly enjoying the World Cup.  Even if it is taking up valuable railway modelling time.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 01, 2018, 08:41:04 pm
Who would have thunk it? Spain gone. Fair play to the Russians - they set their game to go to penalties and it paid off for them.
At this rate the Croatia v Denmark one might go the same :hmmm:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 01, 2018, 08:46:04 pm
Shame about Spain as I like Spain but good for the tournament ie. the hosts still involved and also that I'd rather play them than Spain in any future match.

Come on Denmark at the moment, although the Turkish guy at the kebab shop has got £20 on Croatia at 40-1 and promised me 2 free kebabs if they win  :)

Enjoy, although as Martin says it does get in the way of layout progress. Could be extra time  :doh:

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2018, 08:53:46 pm
Shame about Spain as I like Spain but good for the tournament ie. the hosts still involved and also that I'd rather play them than Spain in any future match.

Come on Denmark at the moment, although the Turkish guy at the kebab shop has got £20 on Croatia at 40-1 and promised me 2 free kebabs if they win  :)

Enjoy, although as Martin says it does get in the way of layout progress. Could be extra time  :doh:

Cheers weave  :beers:
40-1! Thatís good odds.
Oh .....or do you mean win the whole thing?
I havenít eaten a kebab in 15 years. Iíll be up if you get two free ones  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 01, 2018, 08:59:18 pm
Sorry. Meant the whole thing.

They're very good and they do great chips (not sure if they are included) Will find out if Croatia get through to the next round.

Shish or Doner?

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2018, 09:09:19 pm
Doner.....with chilli sauce.......of course.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 01, 2018, 09:30:31 pm

Come on Denmark at the moment, although the Turkish guy at the kebab shop has got £20 on Croatia at 40-1 and promised me 2 free kebabs if they win  :)


Modric is doing his best not to win at the moment. ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2018, 09:49:12 pm
Not the greatest match but well done to Croatia even if I do feel sorry for the Danes.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 01, 2018, 09:51:09 pm
Well, maybe we're not the worst penalty takers in the World!  :claphappy:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 01, 2018, 10:12:44 pm
I consider this to have been a very exciting day of soccer. Man, so many powers leaving the show early.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 02, 2018, 09:07:10 am
Never mind the football ,how about a bit of sympathy for poor old Hamilton  out of the race with a mechanical failure. and after getting pole position as well ,and his team mate as well ,what bad luck .
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on July 02, 2018, 09:15:48 am
Spain pretty lack lustre in attack and Russia playing for a penalty shoot out. Pretty boring game. It's a pity both teams could not be eliminated.

Croatia vs Denmark much better game, but still disappointing that it came down to a shoot-out.

If class37025 doesn't like the World Cup and is not prepared to watch even a minute of it, better for him to not waste his time by making any kind of comment on this thread. 

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2018, 09:22:39 am
 :thumbsup:

Looking forward to Belgium vs Japan.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 02, 2018, 10:27:49 am
:thumbsup:

Looking forward to Belgium vs Japan.

Hi George,

Isn't that 4 am KO for you? Probably got my international time differences wrong again.

Surely Mexico v Brazil is the one to watch. I'll be supporting the Mexicans in the pub at 3pm (UK) if I can get away with it but NO Tequila  :no: . Had a bad experience in Cancun once. I'd tell you about it but don't really remember  :) .

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2018, 10:37:35 am
 :laughabovepost:

Yes indeed, mate. But after my recent Japanese trip, I feel a bit of loyalty to them.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2018, 11:25:39 am
It annoys me, and always has when a 90 minute game goes to penalties.

Why bother with those 90 minutes?

 >:D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 02, 2018, 11:29:21 am
Before anyone gets the you know what, I'm joking. I refereed schoolboy soccer all my life and love the game.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on July 02, 2018, 11:33:13 am
You do have a point though. If the scores are level after 90 minutes, (and extra time?), why not 'sudden death' - first team to score wins. It has been done in the past.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: snitchthebudgie on July 02, 2018, 11:35:21 am
All this football is great - but it's not doing much for my modelling!  :hmmm:

What's the next match??
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: bridgiesimon on July 02, 2018, 01:42:02 pm
IIRC wasnt the  sudden death known as 'Golden Goal and was for the 30 mins extra time only. If still draw then went to penalties anyway.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Fardap on July 02, 2018, 01:50:31 pm
They had Golden Goal and I believe Silver Goal (something about scoring at a certain point or some tosh).
They stopped it as rather than making teams go for a win, many opted to defend and go for the penalties so didn't create the exciting 30 mins it was supposed to...

now if they took a player from each team off every five minutes that might be different...
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: class37025 on July 02, 2018, 02:21:16 pm
"If class37025 doesn't like the World Cup and is not prepared to watch even a minute of it, better for him to not waste his time by making any kind of comment on this thread. "

noted,

I'm gone, but too hot for my coat  :laugh3:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: bridgiesimon on July 02, 2018, 02:58:43 pm
Hehe, great answer!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 02, 2018, 03:10:42 pm
I only watch the England games ,because my son is part of the team although not a player he still is important he is the teams Chef and nutritionist , and thatís quite a big responsibility  to carry on his shoulders. He has put one or two photos on Facebook  with other members of the team .
Bob  Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 02, 2018, 03:25:09 pm
And have you spotted your son yet?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 02, 2018, 03:35:32 pm
Only very briefly in the background behind the dugout ,he is usually too busy in the Hotel kitchen preparing their meals ,but we did see him on the tele when he was with the under twenty team , when they won he was actually holding the cup for a while when they interviewed the team after the match .
He was also the chef for Team G B Rowing when they were in the Olympics.
 Just after the Olympics he was on the tele with the Hairy Bikers where he was filmed cooking a meal for two of the rowing team in his own kitchen ,he also showed me around the rowing club building and the boats .
We are really proud of his achievements even though he is more in the background most of the time.
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 03:59:44 pm
I think this Brazil x Mexico match needs a goal from Mexico to light the fires a bit :sleep:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 02, 2018, 04:05:37 pm
I think this Brazil x Mexico match needs a goal from Mexico to light the fires a bit :sleep:
I tend to agree
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 02, 2018, 05:38:02 pm
Well, Brazil through though they were, to my eyes, unconvincing.
Inte resting game this evening though. I fancy Belgium but I wouldnít rule out Japan at all.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 07:23:56 pm
Not the result I hoped for this afternoon but I was surprised at the lack of urgency from Mexico as the clock wound down.
Once again, Neymar should win the Golden Raspberry Award for rolling in agony on the touchline ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Intercity on July 02, 2018, 07:32:57 pm
Seeing a lot of the play acting this year, itís a real shame a so called professional has to resort to that.

The guys at work asked me about it, the best I could come up with was itís a sad side of the sport and in the players eyes if they waste 4 minutes rolling around and the ref only adds 1 or 2 extra time then they are achieving the time wasting they intended to, in my opinion more cards should be issued for it.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 07:42:13 pm
Totally agree. There are some players (and they are well known for this) who deliberately try to get other players sent off. One is Ronaldo who, having been successful in doing this with Wayne Rooney in 2006, winked most obviously at what I assume was his manager but it was caught on camera for the world to see.

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on July 02, 2018, 07:50:42 pm
Seeing a lot of the play acting this year, itís a real shame a so called professional has to resort to that.

The guys at work asked me about it, the best I could come up with was itís a sad side of the sport and in the players eyes if they waste 4 minutes rolling around and the ref only adds 1 or 2 extra time then they are achieving the time wasting they intended to, in my opinion more cards should be issued for it.

Well, if you are no more than a overvaluated and OVERpayed mediocre player... you resort to what you excell in...
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on July 02, 2018, 07:54:13 pm
Well there seems to be very little middle ground, you can rugby tackle a player down and don't get punished for it, and you can hit the floor like you have been hit by a North Korean Missile for the weakest of touches and again don't get punished for play acting!

I would love to see a ref who doesn't stop play for an old school challenge where the player is wiped out, and then when the managers kick off and cry the ref give it them straight and say well if your players stop diving and over reacting then maybe I will know what is an actual foul and not their players auditioning for the next action film!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 08:04:15 pm
Sadly a lasting memory of the 2010 World Cup............................. ;)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/45/main_13482.JPG)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 02, 2018, 08:55:17 pm
Well, particularly the second half that was a proper game of football.
I feel sorry for Japan, they gave everything.
Terrific stuff.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 02, 2018, 08:56:08 pm
That's the Match of the tournament so far!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on July 02, 2018, 08:58:38 pm
. One is Ronaldo who, having been successful in doing this with Wayne Rooney in 2006, winked most obviously at what I assume was his manager but it was caught on camera for the world to see.

If you deliberately stamp on another players testicles then you deserve to be sent off. There is no excuses for that (even if the opposition had tried to wind him up).
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 09:08:39 pm
. One is Ronaldo who, having been successful in doing this with Wayne Rooney in 2006, winked most obviously at what I assume was his manager but it was caught on camera for the world to see.

If you deliberately stamp on another players testicles then you deserve to be sent off. There is no excuses for that (even if the opposition had tried to wind him up).

Firstly it was hardly a stamp. Secondly, I agree it should have been a sending off, but by a decision made by the referee and not a cheat from the other side influencing the referees decision.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 09:11:19 pm
Sadly the sun has set on the Land of the Rising Sun in what I believe is the best 45 minutes of football so far in this World Cup. I have my doubts Japanese stamina would have prevailed if extra time had occurred but they were hugely courageous. Belgium V Brazil could be a corker.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on July 02, 2018, 10:02:50 pm
. One is Ronaldo who, having been successful in doing this with Wayne Rooney in 2006, winked most obviously at what I assume was his manager but it was caught on camera for the world to see.

If you deliberately stamp on another players testicles then you deserve to be sent off. There is no excuses for that (even if the opposition had tried to wind him up).

Firstly it was hardly a stamp. Secondly, I agree it should have been a sending off, but by a decision made by the referee and not a cheat from the other side influencing the referees decision.

I didn't see Ronaldo doing anything that is cheating. Players from all teams try to influence the referee.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2018, 10:15:28 pm
. One is Ronaldo who, having been successful in doing this with Wayne Rooney in 2006, winked most obviously at what I assume was his manager but it was caught on camera for the world to see.

If you deliberately stamp on another players testicles then you deserve to be sent off. There is no excuses for that (even if the opposition had tried to wind him up).

Firstly it was hardly a stamp. Secondly, I agree it should have been a sending off, but by a decision made by the referee and not a cheat from the other side influencing the referees decision.

I didn't see Ronaldo doing anything that is cheating. Players from all teams try to influence the referee.

Then we'll just have to agree to disagree. I believe any player who tries to influence a referee to send another player off is cheating just as badly as someone who scores a goal with their hand quite deliberately. Hopefully VAR may help in such instances.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: themadhippy on July 02, 2018, 10:25:02 pm
why cant they all just man up and play to the same rules as the playground,go in for a hacking tackle,expect to get a good kicking back.
On the subject of extra time and  penalties ,after 90 minutes  add an extra ball,still stale mate after extra time remove the goalies.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Intercity on July 02, 2018, 10:50:21 pm
Extra time they should put the entire team on the pitch, all the subs from the bench and the first team together.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 02, 2018, 11:03:10 pm
I'm much more of the mind that they should shed players every 5 minutes. If it gets down to 3-3 with goalies, all the more fun!

Although shootouts can be high drama, to me that's no way to decide a hard-fought match of 120 minutes +.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 03, 2018, 12:54:26 am
Yes, I agree. Sort of makes the 120 previous minutes seem rather pointless.

But the Belgium Japan game was a ripper. As others have said, the best game so far.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 03, 2018, 06:19:16 pm
Hi all,

Everyone ready?

I'd bought the booze yesterday but panicked when I realised SWMBO had eaten all the crisps while watching North by Northwest.

Panic over, been to shop, crisps and peanuts on board, film over and now the TV is 'my precious'.

Not exactly great football punditry but thought I'd get the ball rolling  :)

Fingers and paws in our house crossed.

Enjoy.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 03, 2018, 06:26:21 pm
All ready here in W Cornwall too.
Had our meal but our trip to water at the alltment prior to the match is postponed as, believe it or not, itís absolutely pouring down here.
Come on England.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 03, 2018, 06:42:00 pm
Good luck to y'all! Let's go Harry Kane!! I'm wearing my Tottenham t-shirt today, it's the closest I have to England gear.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on July 03, 2018, 08:45:17 pm
All the best for the three Lions.

Btw the Swedes are beatable. They did not win the game against the Swiss. The Swiss swnt themselves home with an autogoal. And when you attack over your left wing, their defence is weak.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 03, 2018, 08:58:41 pm
England v Columbia is not a pretty game. How the Columbians still have that many players on the pitch I don't know, and the Russian equivalent to the AA needs to put some signs up for England saying "The goal is this way >"
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 03, 2018, 09:00:37 pm
England relying too much on PKs!!



Well, another 30 minutes of tension.

Harry Kane has been getting abused this entire WC.

Those of you who are more savvy/in-tune with the England National Team; why no Vardy?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 03, 2018, 09:00:53 pm
Forum decorum prevents me  :censored:  :censored:  :censored:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 03, 2018, 09:03:46 pm
Itís now can we hold our nerve.
I think Vardy on is a good thing in that maybe, just maybe, his pace will get in behind the kickers, divers, moaners and downright cheats.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 03, 2018, 09:55:29 pm
Congrats, folks. I know that was tense.

Geez, what a way to end.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Dusty_B on July 03, 2018, 10:01:27 pm
 :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:Get in there :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: RailGooner on July 03, 2018, 10:02:47 pm
Man of The Match?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Dusty_B on July 03, 2018, 10:11:12 pm
 :claphappy: :claphappy: get in there  :claphappy: :claphappy:
Well deserved win
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 03, 2018, 10:22:05 pm
For someone like me who doesnít normally watch football ,it seems even the VR man was against our team ,if ever a player deserved a RED CARD  NOT  A YELLOW  one the guy who head butted our player DID .
Added to that I saw my son with the team  at the end when they were all congratulating each other .They deserved to win after all those fouls.
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Dusty_B on July 03, 2018, 10:33:09 pm
I am  with you on that one Bob the fouls tonight where atrocious. I would have red carded two of there team unfortunately the other one was there own manager/coach who hit Sterling with his shoulder while he was walking off after first half.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 03, 2018, 10:41:14 pm
Man of The Match?

Gareth Southgate gets my vote
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 03, 2018, 10:48:03 pm
What can I say.

Have been watching Portsmouth FC and England for so many years now that I thought my body would be used to possible elation but normally impending doom.

Think the heart rate has calmed now.  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

I hope the neighbours were watching it with the TV turned up as our 4 dogs got very, very noisy with my celebrations.

Cheers weave  :beers:  :beers:  :beers:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: kirky on July 03, 2018, 11:25:35 pm
Well I'm not normally a fan of international football. But this tournament has been fantastic. Really enjoyed Japan v Belgium and tonights fest of penalties was just briliant - well the result was the right one - the footballing team won.
And I agree with @Newportnobby (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264) Gareth deserves the man of the match. The worst decision we (the Boro) ever made was to sack Southgate.

all of couse IMHO

Kirky
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: broadsword on July 03, 2018, 11:47:14 pm
i'm part Scotch and part English.Normally support Scotland , but this time have to watch England,
who played well against a bunch of riff raff . Top marks to Gareth Southgate who has conducted
himself with dignity.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 04, 2018, 07:26:00 am
Well done England.
Colombia could play (and play well), they proved that beyond doubt in the 2nd half and the first half of extra time. But they very much got what they deserved for that first half performance.
England held their nerve, took the aggro largely with good grace and for once won the penalty competition.
Roll on the next match (only problem is.....I wonít be able to watch it).
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: keithbythe sea on July 04, 2018, 07:28:08 am
Why canít football be refereed like rugby?
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 04, 2018, 07:54:49 am
Because you'd be watching 10 minutes of video ref from every conceivable angle before the game restarts.

Well that's what happens here with rugby league  ;)

Anyway, well done the Poms!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 04, 2018, 07:57:17 am
Hi Keith,

Because there wouldn't be any players left. I do think a 10 minute sin bin would be a good idea maybe  :hmmm:.

Hi Martin,

Why can't you watch it if that's not too nosey? Poor chap. If it's a wedding I'm sure some of the lads have a cunning plan  ;)

Hi broadsword,

I used to be part scotch but can't drink spirits anymore :no:  :D

Loved the commentary team celebrations and Ian Wright's punditry basically saying I don't care we won!!!  :)

Roll on Saturday.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 04, 2018, 08:11:10 am
Hi Chris (Weave)
Weíll be at the Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham Castle near Exeter showing Bertie our Campervan.
Itís a huge show and weíve been booked for months.
Iím sure my phone will come to out rescue.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: keithbythe sea on July 04, 2018, 08:49:03 am
Point taken George. Although watching 10 mins of var might be more preferable to watching 5 minutes of players surrounding the ref arguing in his face  :hmmm:

Not necessarily advocating a sin bin Weave, but whatís the problem with sending players off if itís the correct decision, (according to the laws of the game)? Behaviour will soon change if that happens. Apart from Neymarís theatricals, multiple rolls after no contact occurs less frequently now, following a change in law ďinterpretationĒ?

However, maybe just one rule transfer from rugby (union) then, only the captain is allowed to speak to the referee, simples?

Itís all down to the cojones (ok mods?) of the governing body. There have been many var examples where the obvious decision has not been taken.

And yes, well done England and particularly Gareth Southgate.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Fardap on July 04, 2018, 09:27:38 am
I believe it is only the captain that is supposed to speak to the Ref, unfortunately until a Ref dishes out some yellows for being surrounded it won't change.

I think a yellow should be a sin bin 7-10 mins as that would really impact the game so players might think twice about it, if there had been a sin bin (or two) regardless of the lack of red it would have changed the game.

A wins a win, pleased we got over the penalty curse and also the ITV curse  :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 04, 2018, 09:48:33 am
To heck with a 'sin bin'. Considering where they are I think anyone sent off should qualify as a winner of a week's holiday in Siberia. Might make the riff raff (great description @broadsword (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5963) )think twice.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 04, 2018, 09:59:30 am
I watch football a lot (having seen Bristol City play well over 1200 times) and have witnessed a general deterioration of player behaviour and respect commensurate with society in general.
It is high time that referees are given power to a) issue a yellow card for any player talking back b) immediately issue a red for continued argument c) an immediate red card for simulation d) sensible bans for red cards and,say, 3 yellow cards.
The football associations and managers must equally take this seriously. Fines and bans for players mustbe realistic.
OK there will be games spoiled by sendings off but players and clubs will very quickly get the message.
Football has be ome soft (Norman Hunter and Chopper Harris wouldnít last two mins these days) and so have the authorities.
Now is the time to act.
Rant over .
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 04, 2018, 10:03:44 am
Put that man in charge of the FA and FIFA!
 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 04, 2018, 10:19:55 am
I watch football a lot (having seen Bristol City play well over 1200 times) and have witnessed a general deterioration of player behaviour and respect commensurate with society in general.
It is high time that referees are given power to a) issue a yellow card for any player talking back b) immediately issue a red for continued argument c) an immediate red card for simulation d) sensible bans for red cards and,say, 3 yellow cards.
The football associations and managers must equally take this seriously. Fines and bans for players mustbe realistic.
OK there will be games spoiled by sendings off but players and clubs will very quickly get the message.
Football has be ome soft (Norman Hunter and Chopper Harris wouldnít last two mins these days) and so have the authorities.
Now is the time to act.
Rant over .

Well said, Sir.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: RailGooner on July 04, 2018, 11:12:51 am
:NGF: I nearly broke the Thank You button there with so many fine posts to this thread since my last.

I watch football a lot (having seen Bristol City play well over 1200 times) and have witnessed a general deterioration of player behaviour and respect commensurate with society in general.
It is high time that referees are given power to a) issue a yellow card for any player talking back b) immediately issue a red for continued argument c) an immediate red card for simulation d) sensible bans for red cards and,say, 3 yellow cards.
The football associations and managers must equally take this seriously. Fines and bans for players mustbe realistic.
OK there will be games spoiled by sendings off but players and clubs will very quickly get the message.
Football has be ome soft (Norman Hunter and Chopper Harris wouldnít last two mins these days) and so have the authorities.
Now is the time to act.
Rant over .

Agreed. :thumbsup:

Unfortunately though, football today is run by TV and media companies. And they want as few red cards as possible and as few interruptions as possible. IIRC one rule requires a minimum of seven team members on the field - drop to six players and your team forfeit the match. What would the TV companies have done if England had been awarded the match after 45 minutes? Advertisers demanding a refund because they'd paid high expecting their ad (scheduled for full time) to be seen by an audience of millions, but instead seen by a few thousand watching a repeat of Coronation Street!

Oh, and you might have guessed from my new avatar, my MoTM vote goes to Jordan Lee Pickford. :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: kirky on July 04, 2018, 06:49:37 pm
I used to play hockey and I've done a bit of umpiring in my time. The trouble with football is that there arent enough sanctions available to the ref. Certainly a time limited sending off - a sin bin- is worth a try. But I like the advance play ten metres rule. Awward free kick, issue card, dissent fromculprits - then advance play ten metres. If that results in a free kick in the box then that is a penalty kick. It stops dissent quickly and play usually resumes quickly which should keep the advertising and media people happy. Just my 2p.

Cheers
Kirky.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 04, 2018, 07:25:06 pm
I am really a fan of the penalty-box (sin-bin) idea. Playing down a man (or two) because your goofy player(s) can't behave will cause management and ownership to get involved. Kangaroo Court can come into play. Get put in the sin-bin for a stretch, you get fined.

Something has to happen. As an American who came to soccer late (2006) I must say one of the hardest sells to my contemporaries is all of the flopping/flailing/rolling. It makes for a bad visual.

ALSO - the South American and Euro basketballers have brought this nonsense to the NBA! Now massive humans like Lebron James (A player I otherwise love) have learned the power of flopping and go flying across the court like a rhino hit them. Grr!!  :veryangry:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on July 05, 2018, 02:25:05 am
Seems to me that yellow cards are usually issued to the tackling player rather than the tackled player who takes a dive after his legs have been touched. Admittedly, South Americans have poorer balance and much more sensitive legs so it's understandable why they seem to be more affected by errant tackles. The theatrics of the likes of Neymar really do hold the game in disrepute and should be punished by yellow cards or sin bins.

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 05, 2018, 01:42:00 pm
I see a certain non Columbian bloated has-been has gone on record as saying the ref was hopeless and that Columbia were robbed ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 05, 2018, 03:58:28 pm
I see a certain non Columbian bloated has-been has gone on record as saying the ref was hopeless and that Columbia were robbed ::)
Sorry to pick you up on this Mick but I didnít realise that US States were allowed in the World Cup.  :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Jon898 on July 05, 2018, 05:06:48 pm
I see a certain non Columbian bloated has-been has gone on record as saying the ref was hopeless and that Columbia were robbed ::)
Sorry to pick you up on this Mick but I didnít realise that US States were allowed in the World Cup.  :D

 :confusedsign:  No US state called "Columbia"...there's the "District of Columbia" (not a state) and "British Columbia"...which is actually in Canada.  If you were thinking of DC, then I agree that it is bloated and full of hot air which may resemble the gentleman to whom the reference was made.

Jon
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 05, 2018, 05:41:35 pm
Hah!! FIFA have slapped him down................ :claphappy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44729969 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44729969)

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 06, 2018, 10:29:10 pm
Hi all,

No feedback on today's games?  :confused1:

I didn't get to see either as was working and then the TV was hijacked. There was a reason and now have lots of brownie points  :).

Will watch the highlights.

France v Belgium. Would be interesting to watch that in a border town. Not quite sure how it works. Don't really know how it works on the English/Welsh or English/Scottish border.

If you live on the wrong side do you have to watch and support your team on the other side?

Anyway, all great stuff. I did catch a bit on the radio and there was talk of South American shenanigans. Won't comment as didn't see. It's wrong but it happens. There must have been some good football. Let's hope the rest of us can set an example in the next few games.

Am so looking forward to tomorrow  :claphappy:, or am I  :worried:

Cheers weave  :beers:

 
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 06, 2018, 10:34:39 pm
Our posts crossed, Weave.

Well - what a day.
I thought Uruguay held their own quite well until their goalkeeper's nightmare howler and then they reverted to trying to kick the French off the pitch ::) They had no imagination in the French half of the pitch so really deserved to lose.

The Brazil v Belgium game started off thunderingly with Belgium having the upper hand in the first half but they tired slightly in the 2nd half. Try as they could, Brazil could not break down the defence so came away with nothing but another Golden Raspberry Award going to Neymar awarded by the referee instead of a yellow card >:(

No South American teams in the last 4 so all that remains is to see if England can beat Sweden and who comes out top between Russia and Croatia. I suppose as usual the England game will be a nailbiting affair as they swing between great play and poor play :uneasy:

I have to say I am sick and tired of players deliberately obstructing play with their hands held up in the air as if they are doing no wrong. Why the refs have not been told to issue more cards I just don't know ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 06, 2018, 10:54:13 pm
Hi all,

Slight dilemma. Pub or home tomorrow?

Overcrowded pub with people you've never seen before and expensive drinks but with great atmosphere or home with cheap drinks, able to smoke inside and 4 barking dogs who don't understand why daddy is either shouting expletives, jumping up and down or crying in the corner.

Can't decide  :doh:

Cheers weave  :beers:

 
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 06, 2018, 11:12:41 pm
I thought the Belgium/Brazil match was particularly thrilling. Even though I was rooting for Belgium, I respect Brazil's effort. They did NOT give in a bit and came awfully close to equalizing late.

Tomorrow!!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: RailGooner on July 06, 2018, 11:28:28 pm
Had Neymar spent as much time playing football as he did play-acting, Brazil may well have won. His reputation had preceded him into this match and the ref was having none of it. By the time he decided to focus on playing football, despite Belgium tiring, it was too late.

Fair play is coming out on top. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: AlexanderJesse on July 07, 2018, 05:24:20 pm
CONGRATULATIONS.
Now we want to see the 3 Lions bring homr the Cup.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 07, 2018, 08:11:41 pm
The lads got the job done, but I never feel I can relax enough to watch them as they casually knock the ball about between each other. For some reason I always have a feeling of impending doom :uneasy:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lawrence on July 07, 2018, 10:12:33 pm
The lads got the job done, but I never feel I can relax enough to watch them as they casually knock the ball about between each other. For some reason I always have a feeling of impending doom :uneasy:

That'll be next time round v Croatia  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 07, 2018, 10:27:44 pm
Personally i would have preferred to meet Russia as Croatia are far more unorthodox. If, and it's a big 'if', England reach the final against France and beat them, I wouldn't want to be in Chris Froome's shoes in the Tour de France :no: :worried:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on July 07, 2018, 10:34:05 pm
Personally i would have preferred to meet Russia as Croatia are far more unorthodox. If, and it's a big 'if', England reach the final against France and beat them, I wouldn't want to be in Chris Froome's shoes in the Tour de France :no: :worried:

Kenya didn't qualify for the world cup.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 07, 2018, 10:36:36 pm
Personally i would have preferred to meet Russia as Croatia are far more unorthodox. If, and it's a big 'if', England reach the final against France and beat them, I wouldn't want to be in Chris Froome's shoes in the Tour de France :no: :worried:

Kenya didn't qualify for the world cup.

Try telling that to the French
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: bridgiesimon on July 07, 2018, 10:37:58 pm
That is assuming France beat Belgium, not a pushover team!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 07, 2018, 10:39:50 pm
That is assuming France beat Belgium, not a pushover team!

I was only posing a hypothetical possibility not what I believe will actually happen. If I was that good I'd buy lottery tickets ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 08, 2018, 01:19:54 am
 :claphappy:,

Watched it in the pub. So glad I did. Fantastic atmosphere.

It was packed but managed to get a stool on the corner of the dog leg bar which meant I could see both TVs.

 A guy came up next to me to get a drink and while stooping over the bar said 'you've got the best place to sit and watch the game'.

 I said 'not really, there's a tall bloke with a great big head standing right in front of the main telly. He's not there at the moment'.

You've probably guessed but he stood up tall, turned his back on me and said 'recognise this'.  :worried:. As I looked at his tattooed arms as big as my legs he laughed and said 'sorry mate I'll try and move slightly to the right'. Got chatting. Really nice fella. Phewey  :).

Good performance, Pickford fantastic and a great day.

After 1 am now so have just woken up from what I like to call a football siesta  :D.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS Martin (Port Perran), didn't want to kiss of death it but the Turkish guy in the kebab shop, I found out on Friday, also has a bet on an England v Belgium final so now there are more chances for free kebabs  :claphappy:









Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 08, 2018, 01:32:36 am
That's a good story! Could have had a sad ending!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 08, 2018, 09:32:40 am
Yeah. You might have had to rename yourself 'Dodge & Weave' :worried:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on July 08, 2018, 04:24:38 pm
Well what a few games!

Personally yeah of course I want to see us in the final, but I won't be upset of we don't get there to say we were in the semi finals.
But I can see us beating Croatia, and from their point of view they had to go to penalties to get through while England won during normal time. My main concern is what tactics Croatia going to play they like to play rough at times especially when their back is against the wall.

But back to the Sweden game, Pickford just wow the saves he pulled of just amazing and fully deserving of the man of the match! I think Everton may struggle to keep hold of him after the World Cup he really has proven his quality and proven all the doubters totally wrong! I would say keeper of the tournament so far yes he has conceded but when it counted he made the saves!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on July 08, 2018, 04:59:17 pm
There was a lot of 'idiots' celebrating Englands win against Sweden. My opinion this is totally unacceptable

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44756829 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44756829)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 08, 2018, 06:04:27 pm
Sadly there are those who have no regard for others. I wonder how they'd feel if someone (Geoff Capes, for example) danced on top of their car, or someone died because an ambulance was out of action due to their stupidity. Being drunk (if that was the reason) is no excuse for criminal damage but no doubt no arrests were made ::)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: daffy on July 08, 2018, 07:47:44 pm
Hopefully in this digital age where so many post photos and videos online, it will be possible for the local Police to identify and punish those who damage so much in this way. The damage is not just physical, but does untold harm to the image of the Englishman abroad. Not that much assistance in that regard is required following similar displays by so-called fans over the years.
Whether it's booze, adrenalin, euphoria or just mindless stupidity that leads to these sorry scenes, it should be countered heavily and severely until the message becomes clear: "Unacceptable!"
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 08, 2018, 08:00:55 pm
Idiots, as others have said. Have a laugh but don't go mental.

I think all is calm in Russia. Apparently, according to British radio, Putin said that if any Russian hooligan caused any trouble whatsoever 'they would never see their family again'.

 Seems to have worked. Nanny state or dictatorship, you decide  ???

Can we go back to football?

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: class37025 on July 08, 2018, 08:02:43 pm
seems that, as usual, so called fans manage to spoil the general joy as usual.

hope the dorset dogs managed to deal with a few of these idiots.

as I was always told
'drunkenness is no excuse for offenses committed'

book 'em Dano, idiocy one  ;D 
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 08, 2018, 08:10:49 pm
A bit of a first.
We were at a very large classic car show at Powderham on Fri/Sat/Sun showing our VW camper Bertie.
So....we listened to the football on the radio. Very strange at the show, really busy Sat morning and today but incredibly quiet on Sat afternoon. One wonders why??

Anyway, gals England won. Ready for the SF on Wednesday.
And Weave...lso...double kebabs all round then  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 08, 2018, 08:21:37 pm
Hi Martin,

Please don't blame my Brittany residents if France 'large chicken' up his Croatia to win it or England/Belgium in the final bets.

Now, do you want salad with it? I don't like cucumber but I do like all the other gubbins.

Can't wait for Wednesday. I'm so lost today I even did a bit of work on the layout although nothing worth reporting.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lawrence on July 08, 2018, 08:32:25 pm
Whilst Gareth Southgate, his backroom squad and the players themselves have displayed dignity, respect and humility, unfortunately the EBC (formally the BBC), BBC & ITV commentators and pundits, and to an extent, the English public themselves have not, yet, seem surprised by the lack of support for a home nation by the rest of the UK  ::)

As a (Scottish) Anglo-Scot, with an English wife, we have visited Croatia several times, we love the people, the country, the food, the whole shabang. It's not going to be an easy semi final to watch, guaranteed one of us will be happier tho  ;)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acook on July 09, 2018, 10:08:32 pm
Now, do you want salad with it? I don't like cucumber but I do like all the other gubbins.

The same here!
Mint sauce and chilli sauce.
Standard Friday night Tucker.

Alan
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 11, 2018, 06:37:37 am
Morning all,

Just seeing if anyone is feeling nervous like me.

I didn't get to watch the game last night but saw a few highlights. Lets hope Pickford can keep up being as good as LLoris and Courtois who made some fantastic saves.

We shall see. Hope you all get to watch and enjoy it.

Come on England!  :claphappy:

Cheers weave  :beers:



Thought talking about it might calm my nerves but no, still a nervous wreck and still got all day to get through  :doh:.

 
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 11, 2018, 07:36:59 am
I thought last nights semi final was a cracker.
Maybe Belgium were unlucky but it could have gone either way.
Iím not nervous about this evening. I donít really get nervous (even when Iím at a live game).
I believe (for the first time ever I think) in this England team and its manager so yrs, I think England will win.
Iíll stick my neck out 3-0!
Come on England.
PS - I stopped taking my antibiotics a week ago so itíll be beers whilst watching the game  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: broadsword on July 11, 2018, 08:06:00 am
My local has a Worls Cup  sweepstake, fiver a go, winner gets £100, runner up £50, third placed £10.
I drew Poland...... :(
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 11, 2018, 08:15:27 am
I thought last nights semi final was a cracker.
Maybe Belgium were unlucky but it could have gone either way.
Iím not nervous about this evening. I donít really get nervous (even when Iím at a live game).
I believe (for the first time ever I think) in this England team and its manager so yrs, I think England will win.
Iíll stick my neck out 3-0!
Come on England.
PS - I stopped taking my antibiotics a week ago so itíll be beers whilst watching the game  :beers:

Glad to hear that.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 11, 2018, 08:54:19 am
Hi Martin,

Glad you can have a few + beers.

With Belgium out, let's hope that there'll be NO free kebabs. I'll pay!!

Nerves are calming. Thinking more positive.

Cheers weave  :beers:



Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 11, 2018, 08:55:26 am
I donít usually watch football but I will be ringing my mates to cancel tonightís running session in the shed for a few reasons.
1 Itís absolutely roasting in the shed .
2 Due to the extreme heat I have an electrical problem with isolating gaps closing up ,due to me NOT useing I R Js .
3 My son is the teams chef so he is over there looking after their meals and we as a family sit and watch the match in case we see him in the background.
This year is the first time in my life that I have ever watched a football match all the way through.My family even recorded the last match for me as I was at the Conway show ,they also recorded the U K Formula one race at Silverstone which I will watch this afternoon .
I have even bought an England car flag to fly on the end of my shed .
Does any one have a Canadian car flag to go the other side as that would remind me of my once in a lifetime holiday abroad .P M me if you have one please.
Bob Tidbury

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 11, 2018, 09:18:51 am
A pub here in my town has recently installed a trailer selling supposedly Canadian hamburgers and has a million of them flying outside!

Anyway, C'mon poms!  :thumbsup: :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 11, 2018, 09:47:47 am
Hi George,

I won't go the obvious route but think you should edit 'them' to 'flags'. Does paint an amusing picture  :D.

By the way, will most aussies support Croatia like the anti England (irish, welsh, scots) brigade? Just wondering.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 11, 2018, 10:29:42 am
Flags it is, then.  :thumbsup:

Yes, Wollongong has a large Croatian contingent, but all is fine.  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on July 11, 2018, 12:24:21 pm
I go for the underdog when I have no skin in the game. I suppose that means Croatia and it meant Belgium in the last match and look what good it did them. Take heart all you Lion Hearts as I usually root for the losing team so England is sure to win.

Webbo
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: sp1 on July 11, 2018, 01:32:27 pm
I go for the underdog when I have no skin in the game. I suppose that means Croatia and it meant Belgium in the last match and look what good it did them. Take heart all you Lion Hearts as I usually root for the losing team so England is sure to win.

Webbo
I hope youíre correct- itís about time England won it again
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 11, 2018, 05:05:40 pm
Flags it is, then.  :thumbsup:


Actually, seeing a million Canadian hamburgers flying outside might be more of a spectacle :-X
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 11, 2018, 05:08:15 pm
Well, now that it's come to this...I'm rooting hard for whoever comes out of the England/Croatia match.

Both are interesting stories. Croatia would be interesting as massive underdogs with a fun style of play (and some insanely good-looking fans...is that wrong to say?) but England is just so stacked with talent. A lot of Tottenham fellas on their side, it's hard not to root for them.

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 11, 2018, 05:27:50 pm
Only a few* hours now and we'll all know who gets to play the French in the final.

* Somewhat off topic but my dear Gran used to teach me a few was 5 and several was 7 :-\
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 11, 2018, 06:49:18 pm
I always thought a few was 3 or 4.

Who cares, 10 minutes to go! :worried:  :no:  :claphappy:

Come on England!!!

Nerves are slightly numbed  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:  :beers:  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 11, 2018, 06:52:18 pm
Iím ready.
The players are ready.
The manager is ready.
Weíre all ready.
Beers open in 5 minutes.
Still sticking to my 3-0 prediction.
So......come on England.
You can do it  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: kirky on July 11, 2018, 06:55:55 pm
Indeed...
Come on England.

cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mr. Germanman on July 11, 2018, 07:00:29 pm



--- Good luck --- :beers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mr. Germanman on July 11, 2018, 07:06:25 pm
 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Well done

 :claphappy:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 11, 2018, 07:57:30 pm
Thank you for your support Mr. Germanman,

Still a bit scary in places but so far so good.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 11, 2018, 08:52:45 pm
I still believe
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 11, 2018, 08:54:47 pm
I'm trying to. Honest.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mr. Germanman on July 11, 2018, 08:56:40 pm

I will believe, England wins the cup.
 :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 11, 2018, 09:40:02 pm
Oh dear, oh dear.
Just not quite good enough I think.
A valiant effort but well done Croatia.
But I believe England can hold their heads high.
A Shame.....but  there it is.
Over and out.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: themadhippy on July 11, 2018, 09:41:26 pm
englands coming home,
there  coming home, there coming
englands coming home
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mr. Germanman on July 11, 2018, 09:45:58 pm
 :'(
Next Sunday i am for the Frenchmen
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 11, 2018, 09:51:54 pm
A few things to admire but still too many nail biting moments, and if they fail to put away the chances they created it will be their undoing.

England should have had it wrapped up in the first half. I can't believe Gareth Southgate said to them at half time "I want you to go out and lose the plot" so why did they? We had the usual heart in the mouth moments due to dumb back passes etc and I don't wonder Clive Tilsley asked why they put their supporters through the wringer. I have to say, overall the better team won and, considering the extra time they'd played before, they showed great stamina.
Oh well, maybe in another 4 years.......................
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: TrevL on July 11, 2018, 09:53:27 pm
They think it's all over, it is now!

Nothing against England, I just hate football.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 11, 2018, 10:28:29 pm
Sorry about that England side. The Croats are just on some sort of amazing run, and I'm pulling for them hard against the French Sunday.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: class37025 on July 11, 2018, 10:55:06 pm
at the risk of another attack,

while I do not follow the overpaid actors who kick a ball around,

I AM VERY PROUD OF THE YOUNG PLAYERS WHO RAISED ENGLAND'S REPUTATION IN THE WORLD CUP !

ok, they didn't win their semi final, but there is still the game for 3rd / 4th place.

and I  would dare to suggest that they have upheld the highest standards on the SPORT.

many people may have argued against the youth of this team, but IMHO  they have totally outshone the so called big names, with their multi million pound contracts.

THESE LADS PLAYED FOOTBALL, THEY GAVE THEIR BEST, AND THEY DID NOT RESORT TO ACTING, AGGRESSION ETC.

THEY ARE AN EXAMPLE TO EVERY YOUNGSTER WHO KICKS A BALL AROUND.

sorry if some do not agree with my views, but if you don't, tough luck.

THEY ARE AN INSPIRATION.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: PeteW on July 12, 2018, 02:13:37 am
THESE LADS PLAYED FOOTBALL, THEY GAVE THEIR BEST, AND THEY DID NOT RESORT TO ACTING, AGGRESSION ETC.

THEY ARE AN EXAMPLE TO EVERY YOUNGSTER WHO KICKS A BALL AROUND.

Quite. And there's another tournament in two years. It might still come home!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on July 12, 2018, 05:08:44 am
I like the look of the French team and their chances in the final, but I'm supporting Croatia (along with Scott) as they will be even greater underdogs for this game than they were against England.

You can call me Webbitch until after the game is played.

Webbic
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 12, 2018, 05:26:27 am
Just watched the replay. Not that it's worth anything, but my assessment is that England had a great first half, but lost the plot in the second.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: keithbythe sea on July 12, 2018, 07:11:01 am
Overall, ďthe lads done goodĒ, a true credit.

I favour France in the final but Croatia will not go easily....
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: RailGooner on July 12, 2018, 07:47:55 am
 :'( Our eldest has both France and Croatia in her work's sweepstake, so every cloud etc.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: daffy on July 12, 2018, 08:05:03 am
One of the ITV commentators in the second half kept saying there was nothing between the teams, and it was anyone's game. I'm sure he wasn't watching the same game as me!
Sadly England seemed to lose the plot in the second half, and Croatia were far more proactive and hungry for the ball. England were by far the cleaner team, and I often felt the Ref was wrong in his decisions. England did extremely well to reach the semis, and after the first half I thought they would win through.
A great team of young players, an inspiration for so many, and I look forward to their playoff game against Belgium.

Next time...........
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 12, 2018, 08:19:29 am
Same here.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 12, 2018, 08:53:31 am
I agree with Daffy ,I donít know why but Croatia seemed to me to allways pass the ball and there was a team member there to take it England just didnít seem to be able to do that ,they had some good chances once they did get possession of the ball but there was no team member there to support them.
And my observation is from someone who doesnít follow football ,England were definitely the cleaner players with far less questionable tackles.
Just my penny worth .
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Only Me on July 12, 2018, 08:59:00 am
I have Croatia in the work sweepstake so £30 profit even if they lose to Les Francais!!....

The team looked average last night, Walker, Ali in over their heads, Kane was trying to be a midfielder and forgot he was the striker....shame Lalanna, Gomez, Oxlade Chamberlain, Clyne weren't fit enough to be in the squad, Walker at fault for the first goal and if Gomez had been fit Walker would have been a bench warmer... Almost like what happens to spurs most seasons near the end, they capitulate.....
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: MinZaPint on July 12, 2018, 11:17:09 am
Just watched the replay. Not that it's worth anything, but my assessment is that England had a great first half, but lost the plot in the second.

It hurts! it hurts! and that's just agreeing with Bealman  :-[  :sorrysign: George  :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: scottmitchell74 on July 12, 2018, 01:19:28 pm
I have Croatia in the work sweepstake so £30 profit even if they lose to Les Francais!!....

The team looked average last night, Walker, Ali in over their heads, Kane was trying to be a midfielder and forgot he was the striker....shame Lalanna, Gomez, Oxlade Chamberlain, Clyne weren't fit enough to be in the squad, Walker at fault for the first goal and if Gomez had been fit Walker would have been a bench warmer... Almost like what happens to spurs most seasons near the end, they capitulate.....

Yep!! You nailed it. Nothing to add.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 14, 2018, 05:27:37 pm
A totally lacklustre and uninspired performance from England in the first half. Second half better but they were up against the better side who wanted the game more. I really think some lessons in ball control and how to make crosses that cause defences problems are in order.

On a secondary note, I'm pleased about the way the games have been split between BBC and ITV but am I alone in thinking it's not right both channels should be allowed to show the final tomorrow?
I feel sorry for non-footie viewers whose Sunday afternoon becomes "Which commentary do I prefer?" Even worse if they don't like tennis either!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on July 14, 2018, 06:29:51 pm
A totally lacklustre and uninspired performance from England in the first half. Second half better but they were up against the better side who wanted the game more. I really think some lessons in ball control and how to make crosses that cause defences problems are in order.

On a secondary note, I'm pleased about the way the games have been split between BBC and ITV but am I alone in thinking it's not right both channels should be allowed to show the final tomorrow?
I feel sorry for non-footie viewers whose Sunday afternoon becomes "Which commentary do I prefer?" Even worse if they don't like tennis either!

It was another average performance from England, but that is the level of the team.

Other channels exist? I get 70+ freeview channels. Plenty of choice for those non football fans.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: RailGooner on July 14, 2018, 06:32:32 pm
What's this? There are channels other than Eurosport and ITV4(!)? :tv:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: daffy on July 14, 2018, 06:55:09 pm
Having had a premonition that Belgium would win today I spent a sunny day putting a new roof on one of my sheds. At rest points I kept on eye on the tennis and Tour de France.
Tomorrow, with a Teddy Parachute drop at my Grandkids local church - no, I have no idea what will be happening yet either, but have premonitions (I'm prone to them at the moment) of 5 year olds plummeting to the ground from atop a church tower as teddies gets launched into the wild blue yonder) - sport will once again take a back seat, but I hope to keep an eye on the Wimbledon Men's Final and Le Tour. The latter looks like a fun day as the stage is Arras Citadelle > Roubaix, 156,5 km, involving ascents and cobblestones.

As for the World Cup Final, as Lauren would say, I'm not really bovvered, but good luck to both teams.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 14, 2018, 07:44:47 pm
A spirited 2nd half performance from England offers hope, I think for the future.
We are getting there. In my opinion, Sterling, Lingaard and Ali, although gifted, are a bit too lightweight at the moment and lacking that final pass.
As for Harry Kane, maybe heís just carrying a knock - heís not been at his sharpest since the group stages.
However, if this group can maintain their enthusiasm and are willing to learn and develop then who knows in 2 or 4 years what might happen.
Overall, Iíd have taken 4th back in May but, of course, having got so near we will all think what might have been.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Lindi on July 14, 2018, 08:09:00 pm
As for Harry Kane, maybe heís just carrying a knock - heís not been at his sharpest since the group stages.

I didn't think he was that good on the group stages. He may have scored 6 goals but 3 were from the penalty spot. A deflection that he knew nothing about from a Loftus-Cheek shot (which if it had been a defender would have been credited to Loftus-Cheek) The other two were from set plays. Nothing from open play at all. Any chances he had in open play he missed (mostly off target IIRC)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: acko22 on July 15, 2018, 07:43:12 am
Well I watched it in parts but I have to say the spirit and togetherness has been a massive plus, I never thought the team was world cup winners but 4th is very respectable.
Would I change anything....

Yep Sterling- great at running and making space but unless the balls was perfectly set up for him less striker more ball boy! But who do you replace him with? Rashford a good player but not there yet, Vardy a good player but not what we need, Welbeck well the fact you didnt see him at all enough said!

Then passing and taking risks we did seem to play very careful and not been aggressive enough with the passing to make the gaps instead inviting fouls and hoping set plays would get us through.

But all that been said, I think the team did well and show promise and we should be proud of them, all the people moaning we got easy draws well the simple answer is so did Germany in the group stages and look at how that ended, you can only play the teams that you cross paths with and hope for the best!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Philip. on July 15, 2018, 07:55:43 am
I feel sorry for non-footie viewers whose Sunday afternoon becomes "Which commentary do I prefer?" Even worse if they don't like tennis either!

No need to feel sorry, after the TDF is over this non footie viewer will be outside enjoying the glorious weather again :claphappy: :D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 15, 2018, 09:15:57 am
I think we should be proud of the team for coming fourth ,as a young team they still have a lot to learn ,after all they were playing against seasoned players some of the best football players in the world , and they had never played under such conditions as a team before .
But Iím going to blame my son when he visits us next week ,I told him not to give them so many BERGHERS as commiseration for loosening on Wednesday .
And if he doesent bring me a shirt with the all the teams signatures on I think I will dis own him.
Bob Tidbury
PS   I wonít really I am so very proud that he was actually their chef and helped them get as far as they did ,I think he will be really gutted they only came fourth.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 15, 2018, 09:25:21 am
As an observer from afar, and at the risk of offending folks, I'll make this comment.

The major teams were knocked out early in the piece, and while England put in a brave performance, I don't think an opportunity like that will come along for any time in the near future.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 15, 2018, 09:37:15 am
I feel sorry for non-footie viewers whose Sunday afternoon becomes "Which commentary do I prefer?" Even worse if they don't like tennis either!

No need to feel sorry, after the TDF is over this non footie viewer will be outside enjoying the glorious weather again :claphappy: :D

I dare say by then our 'summer' will be over and it will be back to  :rain: and  :cold:

Welbeck well the fact you didnt see him at all enough said!


A little known fact about Welbeck is his Dad used to be a Bomb Disposal guy.
His name was Stan
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bob Tidbury on July 15, 2018, 09:41:39 am
Trust you to come up with that Mick ,thatís a good one.
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on July 15, 2018, 09:43:34 am

A little known fact about Welbeck is his Dad used to be a Bomb Disposal guy.
His name was Stan

Ha ha!  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 15, 2018, 09:44:52 am
Trust you to come up with that Mick ,thatís a good one.
Bob Tidbury

Can't claim originality, Bob :no:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Webbo on July 15, 2018, 10:59:01 am
Go Croatia!

A long shot I know, but I do live in hope.

Webbic
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 15, 2018, 11:07:52 am
Being a mod, perhaps I shouldn't comment, but I might head back to Canberra  ;) :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: weave on July 15, 2018, 11:47:48 am
Although the residents of Trťmargat St. Croix are Breton, they are still French so Vive La France!...

https://www.passiondutrain.com/2015/07/cc-72030-en-livree-tricolore-chalindrey_14.html (https://www.passiondutrain.com/2015/07/cc-72030-en-livree-tricolore-chalindrey_14.html) ....

and revenge for our English friends.

Santť weave  :beers:
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Philip. on July 15, 2018, 07:10:16 pm
I feel sorry for non-footie viewers whose Sunday afternoon becomes "Which commentary do I prefer?" Even worse if they don't like tennis either!

No need to feel sorry, after the TDF is over this non footie viewer will be outside enjoying the glorious weather again :claphappy: :D

I dare say by then our 'summer' will be over and it will be back to  :rain: and  :cold:

I blame you Newportnobby, no sooner has the world cup finished, the clouds started to roll in, and now it's black as a bag over Penzance  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: dannyboy on July 15, 2018, 07:49:12 pm
I too blame NPN! His comment was made yesterday evening - it rained during the night and has rained virtually non-stop all day. Now I have to agree it has not rained here for nearly 3 weeks and the farmers will welcome the rain, but it will turn my grass green again and make it grow. That means I will have to find the lawnmower  :(. Still, there is one good outcome to all the rain, my car looks a nice shiny maroon again instead of the brown dusty looking thing it has been.  :)
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: port perran on July 15, 2018, 08:03:46 pm
So.....a win for France. Well done to them.
I think the final sums up the whole competition, great football, controversy, goals, unpredictability et al.
A truly magnificent competition, well run and organised. I enjoyed it throughout.
VAR has its critics and its faults and frailties but it worked.
Generally, apart from the odd team, it was a sporting competition with mercifully few red cards.
Well done Russia, well done France, well done Croatia and Well done England for exceeding most peopleís expectations.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mito on July 15, 2018, 08:58:48 pm
Thank goodness that's all over for another 4 years.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: joe cassidy on July 15, 2018, 09:08:16 pm
Don't forget the olympics in 2 years.

Looking forward to the skateboarding !
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Mito on July 15, 2018, 09:21:42 pm
I'll face the Olympics when they come.
My son is a skateboard fanatic, much to the annoyance of his doctor!
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Newportnobby on July 15, 2018, 09:30:30 pm
So.....a win for France. Well done to them.
I think the final sums up the whole competition, great football, controversy, goals, unpredictability et al.
A truly magnificent competition, well run and organised. I enjoyed it throughout.
VAR has its critics and its faults and frailties but it worked.
Generally, apart from the odd team, it was a sporting competition with mercifully few red cards.
Well done Russia, well done France, well done Croatia and Well done England for exceeding most peopleís expectations.

I agree with most of what Martin says about the World Cup, although I think there was far too much diving and not enough yellow/red cards from the refs.
The final was a smashing game, full of excitement and attacking football. Did the best team of the two win? I'd have to say not.
Title: Re: World Cup 2018
Post by: Bealman on July 16, 2018, 12:18:50 am
Having just gotten up, you've got me looking forward to the replay!