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#3451 crangs

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:18 PM

England will come very strong in 2022 if they keep this same squad adding on only above average young players.

They need to keep this coach just like I think my boys need to keep Tite so they can give sequence to the project.

Changing coaches now is not the answer for England, Brazil, Belgium, etc (teams that made it to the quarter finals).

smh, failure to qualify confirmed :(

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:18 PM

m8, I'm too scared to go back through this thread for a hot take. I might never make it back out of that rabbit hole :lol:

I believed in England more than Bubba and nocake did m8.

 

Im too scared to go back too lol


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:18 PM

smh, failure to qualify confirmed :(

LOL come on crangsGOAT

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:19 PM

LOL come on crangsGOAT

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can you just do me a favour and say Liverpool will win a trophy next season. Thanks in advance :lol:
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

lol. Roy Keane is a barrel of fun

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:21 PM

Question, seus latas:

 

Regardless of who made it or not .. who do you think were the top 3 teams on this WC ? Im talking about winning or losing, who did better in your opinion ?

 

Mine:

 

1. Belgium

2. France

3. Uruguay


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

can you just do me a favour and say Liverpool will win a trophy next season. Thanks in advance :lol:

My Predictions for the England teams:

 

Liverpool is gonna make it to the Champions League Final again (Im being serious).

 

City will win the League again


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

Question, seus latas:

Regardless of who made it or not .. who do you think were the top 3 teams on this WC ? Im talking about winning or losing, who did better in your opinion ?

Mine:

1. Belgium
2. France
3. Uruguay


1]Brazil
2]Germany
3]Spain
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:27 PM

the consensus worst showing of the WC

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:29 PM

Question, seus latas:

 

Regardless of who made it or not .. who do you think were the top 3 teams on this WC ? Im talking about winning or losing, who did better in your opinion ?

 

Mine:

 

1. Belgium

2. France

3. Uruguay

1. France

2. Croatia

3. Belgium

 

I'm a results oriented guy


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:31 PM

1. France

2. Croatia

3. Belgium

 

I'm a results oriented guy

 

Belgium didn't pass the eye test for me but I think the England rematch will tell us a lot about both sides.

 

Brazil and France are 1A and 1B imo. 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:32 PM

1. France

2. Croatia

3. Belgium

 

I'm a results oriented guy

Get out of my sub thread then Mauro Lata


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:32 PM

Belgium didn't pass the eye test for me but I think the England rematch will tell us a lot about both sides.

 

Brazil and France are 1A and 1B imo. 

Oh yeah I totally forgot about England vs Belgium for the 3rd place


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:44 PM

Belgium didn't pass the eye test for me but I think the England rematch will tell us a lot about both sides.

 

Brazil and France are 1A and 1B imo. 

I suspect that it will tell us that both sides thought they could make the final and are still demoralised.

 

Expect a dull game.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:46 PM

One thing is for sure tho.

 

The EuroCopa will be lit.

 

The majority of the teams will have the same squad and you might add Holland and Italy to it


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

One thing is for sure tho.

 

The EuroCopa will be lit.

 

The majority of the teams will have the same squad and you might add Holland and Italy to it

 

i look forward to seeing Italy get cream pied per tradition 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Belgium didn't pass the eye test for me but I think the England rematch will tell us a lot about both sides.

 

Brazil and France are 1A and 1B imo. 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:59 PM

I suspect that it will tell us that both sides thought they could make the final and are still demoralised.

 

Expect a dull game.

 

like the wife, I will have a selective memory and pretend this is the final.

 

until my best mate starts crying again, in which case i'll turn it off and put mike bassett or escape to glory on


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:01 PM

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I would love to discredit Brazil but saying you're basing your opinion solely "on results" is poppycok, and Brazil vs Belgium is a prime example. The wrong kid died that game. 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:08 PM

I need to get this off my chest while it's still raw.

This may be quite long.....

 

My first international football memory is WC '86.  England started slowly, but got steadily better until they ultimately went out to the hand of God.  I was proud of the team, but of course it was tinged with sadness and regret of what might have been.

On to Italia '90.  Another slow start, then David Platt does a 360 in extra time against Belgium and we begin to look like world-beaters.  With dear old Bobby at the helm, Gazza, Waddle, Linekar up front we look unstoppable...until we lose to Germany on penalties after a freak OG in ET.  Again, I'm proud of the boys but....what might have been.

 

We then put a turnip in charge of the team and did diddly squat at Euro '92. Didn't even make it to WC '94, but then came Euro '96.  El Tel is in charge and we have our first decent football anthem since '66.  30 years of hurt never stopped me dreaming.  We start off with a draw, scrape past Scotland thanks to Gazza and Uri Geller before battering the Dutch and banishing the ghosts of '90 as an emotional Stuart Pearce scores a redemption penalty in the shootout win over Spain.  But then the SF...the Germans again...we're 1-0 up in no time before getting pegged back.  Then in GG ET, Gazza's on the end of a cross for a tap in...but he stops running, misses the ball by inches.  It's penalties again, and this time poor Southgate misses.  Tremendous team, great performances, Shearer on fire...so proud, but...what might have been.

 

WC '98 is in France. Practically at home.  Another slow start, another nice bit of momentum as a young lad called Beckahm scores on WC debut with a stupendous free kick.  In the KO phases, an even younger lad bursts onto the scene with a goal from his own half as Michael Owen takes on half the Argentine defence.  Then tragedy; Beckham gets sent off, Campbell has a goal disallowed and we lose on penalties. Again.  I'm proud though, so proud....but...what might have been.

 

The theme repeats.  We play well in 2002, knocking out Argentina but then lose to a freak goal from Ronaldinho.  Nicky Butt is player of the tournament.  I'm proud, but....that was a great Brazillian team and we were 1-0 up. What might have been.  Euro 2004.  Another young lad, this one a fat lad called Wayne takes the game by storm.  We power through the groups, look unstoppable.  Then Rooney hobbles off injured.  We score a dramatic equaliser in ET against Portugal...and then lose on penalties.  I'm proud...we have a golden generation coming through.  What might have been though.  2006 and we lose on penalties to Portugal again.  Rooney doesn't finish the match; this time because a young lad called Cristiano gets him sent off.  What might have been....

 

We don't make it to Euro 2008.  Fast forward to 2010.  South Africa.  The golden generation at their peak.  But something's not quite right.  We draw with America. We qualify by scraping past Serbia 1-0 before getting outclassed by Germany.  Euro 2012 comes and goes with a whimper.  WC 2014 is even worse - we're the first team to get knocked out after a mere 2 games.  Some folks haven't even arrived for the party and we're going home for an early night.  Our only point is against Costa Rica who have already qualified.  There is no pride.  No passion. Nothing but embarrasment and anger, emotions repeated at Euro 2016 when we lose to a country with the population of Coventry.

 

WC 2018 promised more of the same.  An inexperienced squad.  A lacklustre campaign.  A manager who wouldn't get a job in the Premier League.  Despite an easy group, memories of WC 2014 were too strong and I expected nothing but further embarrassment and anger.

But instead we took advantage of a competition that opened up for us.  We played with composure not seen since the Hoddle days.  We had players who actually played better for their country than their club, a manager who brought calm and a little bit of hope.  We banished the penalty hoodoo, the Scandanavian hoodoo and the ITV hoodoo in the space of two weeks until tonight, when the talented Croatians outplayed us for all but the first 45 minutes to end the dream that football was coming home.  I'm proud of the lads, proud but sad....what might have been?

 

I spent my first 16 years as an England fan feeling proud but sad.  For the last 8 years it's been embarrassment and anger.  Southgate and the boys may have brought back the sadness, but they brought back the pride as well.  I'd rather be proud and sad than embarrassed and angry.

 

Being a football fan absolutely sucks sometimes.  My club team lost the CL final in a weird way, and my international team went out of the WC when they had the best chance in 50 years of winning the damm thing.  But i wouldn't change it for the world.

 

It's been emotional folks.  Pleasure sharing the ride with you all.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

I would love to discredit Brazil but saying you're basing your opinion solely "on results" is poppycok, and Brazil vs Belgium is a prime example. The wrong kid died that game. 

This guy ^^ knows his chit!!!

 

Mauro is talking about results and that was not the intent of my 'sub thread'.

 

Also, in soccer you can play better than your opponent and still lose.

 

It is normal lol


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:13 PM

thanks bub

I wish I had the inclination to type what I feel, but you do it for me

god bless ya mucker


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

thanks bub

I wish I had the inclination to type what I feel, but you do it for me

god bless ya mucker

Cheers Stanley.  You too mate.  Writing has always been cathartic for me.  It's the only way something innocent and inanimate doesn't get kicked tonight.

Take it easy pal.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:17 PM

@Bubba statement:

 

It sucks, m8. I can imagine how you feel.

 

Still .. be proud!


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:18 PM

My international fora friends upset over their teams showing, meanwhile on the USA sidelines....

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

Is this chit over yet?



















I mean altogether, not just for England.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:23 PM

Try being a Stan of a sport in a country with uncultured swine like Grape Drank where your favorite sport is at risk of being eclipsed in popularity by E sports like Fortnite. Dark times. 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

This goes to myself, Bubba, Mauro and everyone who is rustled.

 

If you think about it, the WC is not really a big deal and Im not saying that to make anyone feel better!

 

The WC is just a big show in which 32 countries show what they accomplished in 4 years but that does not mean they are necessarily the best or the worst. What to say about Germany and Argentina who were the finalists in 2014 ? They did basically nothing in the last 4 years.

 

I think the most important thing is (and that is what I want for Brazil) is to reign the next 4 years by coming up with a new game, exciting young players, winning the Copa America, winning every friendly match, Olympic Games and qualifying to the next 'show' with no troubles.

 

England, more than ever, has a future to look for. Im sure this WC 'frustration' will also be a fuel for the England national squad.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:28 PM

My international fora friends upset over their teams showing, meanwhile on the USA sidelines....

 

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USA will do good this next 4 years.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

This guy ^^ knows his chit!!!

 

Mauro is talking about results and that was not the intent of my 'sub thread'.

 

Also, in soccer you can play better than your opponent and still lose.

 

It is normal lol

Agree 100% with the bold but I don't think Brazil was better than Belgium in that game


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

Is this chit over yet?



I mean altogether, not just for England.

One more week m8.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:30 PM

Agree 100% with the bold but I don't think Brazil was better than Belgium in that game

Belgium was better than Brazil period.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:02 AM

Come on Croatia in the final now


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:08 AM

for f*ck sakes. sorry for u bubba, that wasnt really the end outcome i was hoping for.  but it was a good run. and u guys got to send a bunch of teams and all of their olympic divers home, so that was good.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:35 AM

i wasnt able to watch any of the game, but im fairly certain that croatia cheated. and their players might have dived a little.   but this is neither here nor there so dont take my word for it.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:14 AM

The real world cup final was France v Belgium FIGHT ME


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:44 AM

That game winner in the Philly/Chi game last night lead to a lot of questions.

 

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  • Scoring the game winner at the 4.5 minute mark in stoppage time of 3 minutes of stoppage time.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:38 AM

UK friends, if you're reading this, I. Am. Sorry.

 

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#3491 Bubba_Sparks

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:05 AM

You're right. I don't like it at all.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:20 AM

I need to get this off my chest while it's still raw.

This may be quite long.....

 

My first international football memory is WC '86.  England started slowly, but got steadily better until they ultimately went out to the hand of God.  I was proud of the team, but of course it was tinged with sadness and regret of what might have been.

On to Italia '90.  Another slow start, then David Platt does a 360 in extra time against Belgium and we begin to look like world-beaters.  With dear old Bobby at the helm, Gazza, Waddle, Linekar up front we look unstoppable...until we lose to Germany on penalties after a freak OG in ET.  Again, I'm proud of the boys but....what might have been.

 

We then put a turnip in charge of the team and did diddly squat at Euro '92. Didn't even make it to WC '94, but then came Euro '96.  El Tel is in charge and we have our first decent football anthem since '66.  30 years of hurt never stopped me dreaming.  We start off with a draw, scrape past Scotland thanks to Gazza and Uri Geller before battering the Dutch and banishing the ghosts of '90 as an emotional Stuart Pearce scores a redemption penalty in the shootout win over Spain.  But then the SF...the Germans again...we're 1-0 up in no time before getting pegged back.  Then in GG ET, Gazza's on the end of a cross for a tap in...but he stops running, misses the ball by inches.  It's penalties again, and this time poor Southgate misses.  Tremendous team, great performances, Shearer on fire...so proud, but...what might have been.

 

WC '98 is in France. Practically at home.  Another slow start, another nice bit of momentum as a young lad called Beckahm scores on WC debut with a stupendous free kick.  In the KO phases, an even younger lad bursts onto the scene with a goal from his own half as Michael Owen takes on half the Argentine defence.  Then tragedy; Beckham gets sent off, Campbell has a goal disallowed and we lose on penalties. Again.  I'm proud though, so proud....but...what might have been.

 

The theme repeats.  We play well in 2002, knocking out Argentina but then lose to a freak goal from Ronaldinho.  Nicky Butt is player of the tournament.  I'm proud, but....that was a great Brazillian team and we were 1-0 up. What might have been.  Euro 2004.  Another young lad, this one a fat lad called Wayne takes the game by storm.  We power through the groups, look unstoppable.  Then Rooney hobbles off injured.  We score a dramatic equaliser in ET against Portugal...and then lose on penalties.  I'm proud...we have a golden generation coming through.  What might have been though.  2006 and we lose on penalties to Portugal again.  Rooney doesn't finish the match; this time because a young lad called Cristiano gets him sent off.  What might have been....

 

We don't make it to Euro 2008.  Fast forward to 2010.  South Africa.  The golden generation at their peak.  But something's not quite right.  We draw with America. We qualify by scraping past Serbia 1-0 before getting outclassed by Germany.  Euro 2012 comes and goes with a whimper.  WC 2014 is even worse - we're the first team to get knocked out after a mere 2 games.  Some folks haven't even arrived for the party and we're going home for an early night.  Our only point is against Costa Rica who have already qualified.  There is no pride.  No passion. Nothing but embarrasment and anger, emotions repeated at Euro 2016 when we lose to a country with the population of Coventry.

 

WC 2018 promised more of the same.  An inexperienced squad.  A lacklustre campaign.  A manager who wouldn't get a job in the Premier League.  Despite an easy group, memories of WC 2014 were too strong and I expected nothing but further embarrassment and anger.

But instead we took advantage of a competition that opened up for us.  We played with composure not seen since the Hoddle days.  We had players who actually played better for their country than their club, a manager who brought calm and a little bit of hope.  We banished the penalty hoodoo, the Scandanavian hoodoo and the ITV hoodoo in the space of two weeks until tonight, when the talented Croatians outplayed us for all but the first 45 minutes to end the dream that football was coming home.  I'm proud of the lads, proud but sad....what might have been?

 

I spent my first 16 years as an England fan feeling proud but sad.  For the last 8 years it's been embarrassment and anger.  Southgate and the boys may have brought back the sadness, but they brought back the pride as well.  I'd rather be proud and sad than embarrassed and angry.

 

Being a football fan absolutely sucks sometimes.  My club team lost the CL final in a weird way, and my international team went out of the WC when they had the best chance in 50 years of winning the damm thing.  But i wouldn't change it for the world.

 

It's been emotional folks.  Pleasure sharing the ride with you all.

Nice write up. I really feel like England could have put 2 or 3 past Croatia in the first half. That Harry Kane miss (the one that hit the post) is unforgivable.

 

When England conceded they completely fell apart. Huge momentum shift and the Croats looked like they just took a shot of adrenaline.

 

Sports can be cruel but there can be a sense of inevitability. When you are around the top for so long, you might just end up winning, even without your best squad (Portugal 2016). England has the best league in the world and with some adjustments they can win a big tournament.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:31 AM

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

Go Croatia, go!

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:26 PM

Australia were screwed we scored 2 goals to France's 1 and they declare them the winner. Almost as embarrassing as when Anderson wrapped his legs around Chael's head for 3 seconds


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:01 AM

Conte gone.  Probably means player of the tournament Hazzard virtually a cert to go to Real now to fill the Ronaldo shaped gap.

 

Meanwhile Klopp has come out today and said he has no plans to buy a goalkeeper.  I admire his loyalty, but....


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:59 AM

Conte gone.  Probably means player of the tournament Hazzard virtually a cert to go to Real now to fill the Ronaldo shaped gap.

 

Meanwhile Klopp has come out today and said he has no plans to buy a goalkeeper.  I admire his loyalty, but....

Karius had another howler in a friendly lol


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:03 AM

Karius had another howler in a friendly lol


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:17 AM

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