OT: A friendly World Cup thread?


#121

agree again but I am hoping for France to win…They have been my second fave World Cup team since the 80s


#122

that true , especially this year lots of academy players are flocking mainland.


#123

Anyone here think Harry Kane is way overated? 5 spurs players in side second half. Why not just call us Spurs!


#124

Well, he’s only scored the most of any player in this wc, the third most of any English player in the history of the wc, scored more goals than Messi and ronaldo in the year of 2017, has been the top scorer in the premier league 2 if the 3 last seasons, one goal shy this season - is he overrated? How could he be? :stuck_out_tongue:


#125

Firstly… lololol at the thought of Scotland ever qualifying for a major finals again… and if that were to happen and I were in England having to watch grown men salivating on the tv about how fantastic “we are” (referring to Scotland in the first person) then I’d be annoyed too. Watching the tv in your own country you shouldn’t have to put up with chest beating, flag waving nationalist nonsense from another country rammed down your throat.

As it happens I am in England on my holidays at the minute and the England flags all over the place don’t bother me one bit. Bit of national pride, nothing wrong with that unless it turns racial or nasty.

The England team actually overachieved in this world cup and well done them but their lack of class showed when they came up against a team of relative quality. France will tear Croatia to pieces I think though.


#126

All conjecture - expected of a pretentious company and their equally pretentious crowd


#127

Why? I wouldn’t mind hearing Scots talking about Scotland as ‘we’, why not? Anyway, does anyone actually watch all that boring build up stuff? I tune in at ten to kick off to see the teams come out and the anthems, and then the game… punditry is the second most boring thing about football today, behind people going on about refs and ‘controversial’ decisions. If you don’t like that stuff do what I do - don’t watch it! :slight_smile:


#128

Probably because you don’t have to put up with this rubbish 99% of the time. If we did well it would be exclusively on BBC Scotland or STV and you wouldn’t have to put up with it.

I have no issue with individuals referring to the English as “we” obviously, doing otherwise would be ludicrous. But, “the whole nation is behind you” and all that stuff is just nonsense. One of the nations you are broadcasting to is behind you, the other 3 aren’t.


#129

Aww. I want Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to do well. Never mind! :slight_smile:


#130

Well done Belgium hope you beat Croatia in the final


#131

They’ve got SFA chance of that…


#132

So? What’s goin’ on? How we doin’ ENGLANNNNNNNNNDD?? Goin’ home yet? With maybe maybe a 3rd; you overlooked an older more savvy team, ALL OF YOU, and now yer goin’home! Outside of Argentina the most overconfident and entitled fans on the planet. Go ahead and tell me how “oh the better team lost” and “oh we were tired” How many subs did Croatia use the whole match? 0 ZERO!!! The whole pre-game “oh Croatia are sure to be tired bc they’ve played 2 matches in extra time.” No, it only made them stronger. Watched these guys since Euro '16 and they have the feel of a team just hitting their stride…


#133

Not sure what you mean re. subs…?

Pivaric for Strinic - 95th minute
Kramaric for Rebic - 101st
Corluka for Mandzukic - 115th
Badelj for Modric - 119th

Only looked to be one winner from the start of 2nd half onwards though, with an increasing amount of England players becoming ineffective as they looked more and more tired. Once Modric started seeing more of the ball our forwards looked increasingly isolated. It really highlighted England’s need for a creative midfielder that could do a similar job as lil Luka.

Myself and most other England’s fans I spoke to certainly weren’t over confident however, don’t believe everything you read in the Red Tops.


#134

Eek. So much for this being a friendly World Cup thread ha.


#135

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Blimey! Got his knickers in a right twist.
I hope he’s ok…


#136

Apologies, not my intention to be unfriendly.

Had just been enjoying the fact that despite our press, the tide of memes and the return of ‘that song’ a lot of people seemed to have kept their expectations a little more realistic for this tournament. No offence meant.

Let’s hope for two exciting, high-scoring final games.


#137

I don’t think a single person I’ve spoken to in England this week has said ‘the better team lost.’ In fact everyone seems to accept Croatia were the better team after the first half. Yes, there was some talk of Croatia being potentially tired, but that was just obvious analysis after two very tough games which went to penalties - and they did look out on their feet at the end of the Russia game.

It’s just meant to be a friendly thread on a synth site this, if you want to say things like that and use a provocative tone there a thousand places to do it - I recommend Twitter!


#138

Don’t think they were talking about you … I hope anyway, because you didn’t say anything bad at all!


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#140

talking about england, Belgium just put a goal after 4 minutes in the first half :slight_smile: