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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Tomous » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm

Moggy wrote:Who did Germany beat in 1990? Who did Argentina beat in 1986?


England and England.

And also each other, as the finals were the same.

No idea who else though.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Hime » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm

Preezy wrote:I think more than anything, England just didn't look all that threatening in open-play.

They dominated Croatia in the first half and should have been at least 2-0 up. They weren't amazing but I don't think we'd have seen anything like the Germany and Iceland performances had we played Spain, France, Argentina, etc.

Didn't we play France in a friendly not long ago?

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Moggy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:11 pm

Tomous wrote:
Moggy wrote:Who did Germany beat in 1990? Who did Argentina beat in 1986?


England and England.

And also each other, as the finals were the same.

No idea who else though.


Exactly, we remember the finals, but nobody really remembers all the teams they played on the way to the final.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Moggy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:12 pm

Hime wrote:
Preezy wrote:I think more than anything, England just didn't look all that threatening in open-play.

They dominated Croatia in the first half and should have been at least 2-0 up. They weren't amazing but I don't think we'd have seen anything like the Germany and Iceland performances had we played Spain, France, Argentina, etc.

Didn't we play France in a friendly not long ago?


We lost 3-2 last year.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Hime » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hime wrote:
Preezy wrote:I think more than anything, England just didn't look all that threatening in open-play.

They dominated Croatia in the first half and should have been at least 2-0 up. They weren't amazing but I don't think we'd have seen anything like the Germany and Iceland performances had we played Spain, France, Argentina, etc.

Didn't we play France in a friendly not long ago?


We lost 3-2 last year.

Obviously it's totally different playing in the world cup final but that would suggest we would have at least given them a game.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Moggy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Hime wrote:
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Hime wrote:
Preezy wrote:I think more than anything, England just didn't look all that threatening in open-play.

They dominated Croatia in the first half and should have been at least 2-0 up. They weren't amazing but I don't think we'd have seen anything like the Germany and Iceland performances had we played Spain, France, Argentina, etc.

Didn't we play France in a friendly not long ago?


We lost 3-2 last year.

Obviously it's totally different playing in the world cup final but that would suggest we would have at least given them a game.


I think we’d have been similar to Croatia, a brave show but ultimately not quite good enough. I don’t think England would have been horribly smashed.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Denster » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:04 pm

I agree. When they turned it on - France were a cut above everyone else. When they had to they produced the goods. Time and again.
England narrowly lost to Croatia and for a little bit more experience and composure should have won. They can be very proud of how they did in this tournament.
Instead of denigrating England and trying to cheapen France’s achievement - it’s the usual suspects who should be getting criticism.
Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain Brazil, Argentina,Portugal.

Either didn’t qualify or were poor at the tournament. It’s not England or France’s fault that these teams didn’t qualify or turn up.
Brazil, Spain and Germany especially were abysmal. Given the players at their disposal.
The teams that did turn up did themselves proud. Russia and Japan especially. It’s been a great World Cup and the most open that I can remember.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:45 pm

I still maintain we would have been absolutely steamrolled if we'd made it to the final. Would have been bloody marvellous to be there, though, just as it was bloody marvellous to make it to the semis :wub:.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Moggy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:08 am

I just checked my works World Cup predictor league.

I finished third and won £6. 8-)

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Hyperion » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:48 am

Completed my sticker album :datass:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Preezy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:54 am

Hyperion wrote:Completed my sticker album :datass:

I'm up to 84% on the app, so many swapsies :roll:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Hyperion » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:04 am

Preezy wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Completed my sticker album :datass:

I'm up to 84% on the app, so many swapsies :roll:

You can have all mine

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:39 am

Moggy wrote:I just checked my works World Cup predictor league.

I finished third and won £6. 8-)


I won my friends predictor and took home about £10 :lol:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Moggy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:44 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Moggy wrote:I just checked my works World Cup predictor league.

I finished third and won £6. 8-)


I won my friends predictor and took home about £10 :lol:


:lol:

We allowed ex-employees and friends to enter ours, first and second place was taken by people that don’t even work here.

I think that is a moral victory for me, I am the best score predictor in the company.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Vermilion » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:46 am

Hyperion wrote:Completed my sticker album :datass:


Lucky bastard.

I still need hundreds of stickers, I don't even have Harry Kane. :cry:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Moggy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:55 am

Four members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have been jailed for 15 days for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.

They were accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and wearing police uniforms illegally.

They were also banned from attending sports events for three years.

Pussy Riot said it was a protest against human rights abuses in Russia. Stewards hauled the four off the pitch.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44846446


Assuming no “accidents” happen to them inside, that is a far more lenient sentence than I thought they’d get.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Tomous » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 am

Moggy wrote:
Four members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have been jailed for 15 days for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.

They were accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and wearing police uniforms illegally.

They were also banned from attending sports events for three years.

Pussy Riot said it was a protest against human rights abuses in Russia. Stewards hauled the four off the pitch.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44846446


Assuming no “accidents” happen to them inside, that is a far more lenient sentence than I thought they’d get.


It’s an appropriate sentence which probably means Russia are lying because the world is watching.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Spindash » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:01 pm

Preezy wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Completed my sticker album :datass:

I'm up to 84% on the app, so many swapsies :roll:


An app for a sticker album.

Dystopia.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Preezy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:09 pm

Spindash wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Completed my sticker album :datass:

I'm up to 84% on the app, so many swapsies :roll:


An app for a sticker album.

Dystopia.

I wish I'd had it for the Euros, would have saved myself £70 :lol:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018 - FRA-CRO
by Jenuall » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Still got a long way to go on our sticker book. :dread:

There's no way I would have spent any money on it if it was just me doing it, but my son has really got into football and the world cup this year so the fact that he's getting a lot of fun out of completing the book means I've probably put a fair whack of cash into it now!

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