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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:11 pm

John in Louisiana wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm
I predicted 3-0 Russia.

After this season following Leeds, I guess I'm used to being reduced to wishing that games were only 85 minutes long.
Saudi Arabia reminded me of Leeds

Lots of tippy-tappy football without creating a shot on goal
Continuously gave the ball away in dangerous areas
Lost count how many times they passed the ball into touch
Weak in the tackle, rarely won a 50/50 ball
Totally disorganised all over the park
Defensively inept especially the two lanky centre-backs

How are this lot rated higher than Russia god only knows although I don't get the rankings at all

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by Gandalf » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:52 pm

Why FIFA should abandon their plans to up the World Cup numbers to 48, summed up in a single game. The Saudi's were absolutely awful, and a team that bad shouldn't be anywhere near a World Cup Finals. Made a mockery of the beautiful game tbh, and Russia should be ashamed that they couldn't put a lot more than 5 past a pub team.
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:54 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Why FIFA should abandon their plans to up the World Cup numbers to 48, summed up in a single game. The Saudi's were absolutely awful, and a team that bad shouldn't be anywhere near a World Cup Finals. Made a mockery of the beautiful game tbh, and Russia should be ashamed that they couldn't put a lot more than 5 past a pub team.
FIFA are upping the numbers to 48 teams for the 2026 World Cup to be staged in the USA/Canada/Mexico :chair:

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 pm

Russia recorded the second biggest victory ever by a host nation in their opening match at a World Cup tournament after Italy thrashed USA 7-1 in 1934.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm

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Two wonderful goals in added-on time for Russia to win 5-0
Only came in late this evening so hadn't seen the result. Certainly wasn't expecting 5-0.

Do you think comrade Putin may have had a word in the dressing room beforehand, geeing the Russian boys up, but also perhaps, highlighting the implications of a poor performance being a life of solitude in the permafrost lands of Eastern Siberia :?:

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by faaip » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Only came in late this evening so hadn't seen the result. Certainly wasn't expecting 5-0.

Do you think comrade Putin may have had a word in the dressing room beforehand, geeing the Russian boys up, but also perhaps, highlighting the implications of a poor performance being a life of solitude in the permafrost lands of Eastern Siberia :?:

More likely he was in the Saudi dressing room threatening an accidental gas leak in their hotel room...
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Only came in late this evening so hadn't seen the result. Certainly wasn't expecting 5-0.

Do you think comrade Putin may have had a word in the dressing room beforehand, geeing the Russian boys up, but also perhaps, highlighting the implications of a poor performance being a life of solitude in the permafrost lands of Eastern Siberia :?:
Lets say I wouldn't wish to be a Russian footballer who falls at the first hurdle :shhh:

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:16 pm

faaip wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 pm
More likely he was in the Saudi dressing room threatening an accidental gas leak in their hotel room...
Putin 5-0 Saudi Arabia

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by John in Louisiana » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:59 pm

faaip wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 pm
More likely he was in the Saudi dressing room threatening an accidental gas leak in their hotel room...
:rol:

Actually, it's not so funny..........

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:53 am

Egypt v Uruguay

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Egypt v Uraguay 1pm

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:11 pm

Uraguay playing in all-white & from a distance their LB looks like Ayling :)

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Egypt v Uraguay 1pm

Post by hector » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Is that because he has a boy bun and is on the opposite side of the pitch to where he should be??
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Egypt v Uraguay 1pm

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:09 pm

hector wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Is that because he has a boy bun and is on the opposite side of the pitch to where he should be??
:rol: :rol:

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Egypt v Uraguay 1pm

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:52 pm

Fantastic header from Ginenez to put Uraguay in the lead with minutes to go, just after Cavani had hit the woodwork with a superb free-kick

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Portugal v Spain. 7pm

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:14 pm

Missing the best match of the day as I have a bowls match tonight

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Portugal v Spain. 7pm

Post by HarryofOz » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:55 pm

1964white wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Missing the best match of the day as I have a bowls match tonight
Excellent first half of football but what a howler from De Gea to gift Portugal a 2-1 half time lead.
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Portugal v Spain. 7pm

Post by HarryofOz » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Nacho chips in with a goal for Spain
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Portugal v Spain. 7pm

Post by gessa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Nacho chips in with a goal for Spain
:roflmao: :roflmao:

Hit it crisp

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Portugal v Spain. 7pm

Post by HarryofOz » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 pm

gessa wrote:
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:roflmao: :roflmao:

Hit it crisp
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm

Post by whiteswan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:44 pm

hector wrote:
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I shall be waiting Ducky........... ;-)
:)
Wait no longer hector....my version is up and posted on the 'hector' thread.... :)

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