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Old 02 May 2018, 02:50 PM   #1  
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Cool World Cup 2018

I thought i'd start a thread for the World Cup. I'm counting down to next month already as I love the WC not for England playing but just for the wall to wall football for a month

But what will make the headlines, the football or the hooliganism with it being in Russia? There is no question there will be violence and i'm gobsmacked Fifa have even allowed them to host the premiere football competition.

Hopefully there will be better headlines like who comes out as the competition's surprise team and upsets a few of the big teams and who the next star player will be who emerges from this Summer.
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Old 03 May 2018, 09:57 AM   #2  
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I'm NEVER gobsmacked about anything FIFA do.

Money will have changed hands.
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Old 03 May 2018, 12:02 PM   #3  
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Like you I love the wall to wall footy

But on this occasion I am really looking forward to seeing how ENG get on, I like what Southgate is doing in respect to selecting the starting XI, he's not following every previous ENG manager and picking the team based on who they play for or how famous they are, he's trying to pick a team that can gel together and act as a team rather than a group of individuals.

I believe I've seen positive signs of late but don't want to get ahead of myself

I just can't see this being as shambolic as the previous WC and Euro's, not saying we'll win it but we should be pushing on now.

My only concern is Harry Kane looks shattered again just as he did prior to the Euro's but at least we have Vardy who fits into what Southgate is trying to achieve nicely.


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Old 03 May 2018, 12:06 PM   #4  
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i'd like to think you are right but i've been let down so many times in the big games that you just give up any hope of England actually doing well when it counts!

I agree the teams he picks are much better although I will never understand how Henderson ever gets in the England team he's ****!
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I'd have more faith in Southgate if his teams didn't continue the tippy-tappy triangles in their own half, then pass back to goalie.

Even the women's team don't do that sh!te.
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Old 07 June 2018, 09:57 PM   #6  
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Am i the only one to have found the 2 friendlies to have been absolutely dire? If that's all the team can manage they don't deserve to get out the group stages of the WC

Hoddle sits there saying what a good performance it's been no it ******* hasn't it's been ****. No flair, no pace going forward no sign of attacking football whatsoever. Yes Rashford's goal was good but it was a long shot that came off. The majority of the players play for the top premiership teams yet they don't play the same for England like they do for their clubs. That's down to the manager and style of football in my opinion and comes back to the argument of English managers being crap and lacking attacking flair compared to their European counterparts.

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England will get destroyed as normal
Any trouble from the tramp fans in Russia let’s see if they are brave enough
The Russians don’t **** around
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Old 08 June 2018, 08:43 AM   #8  
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Great goal by Rashford last night
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Frankie Boyle was good
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Old 09 June 2018, 08:14 AM   #10  
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England will get destroyed as normal
Any trouble from the tramp fans in Russia letís see if they are brave enough
The Russians donít **** around
What team you going to follow Raggy not Ireland because there not going
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Old 09 June 2018, 08:15 AM   #11  
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F*** THE Russian. ,,,,,,,
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Old 09 June 2018, 10:04 AM   #12  
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Old 10 June 2018, 10:16 PM   #13  
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I love the World Cup. Bloody ace
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Old 11 June 2018, 01:19 PM   #14  
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Yep i've been looking forward to Thursday for so long Only downside is the cost, my beer consumption goes through the roof during the WC
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Old 11 June 2018, 01:22 PM   #15  
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question is not will there be violence, its will anyone die or not?

and i don't mean that in a jokey fashion either, im expecting serious serious trouble and fifa have no one to blame but themselves for allowing such a corrupt bidding process to stand.
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Old 11 June 2018, 01:30 PM   #16  
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question is not will there be violence, its will anyone die or not?

and i don't mean that in a jokey fashion either, im expecting serious serious trouble and fifa have no one to blame but themselves for allowing such a corrupt bidding process to stand.
I've being saying it since the trouble at the Euros was just a hint of what was to come at the WC. I think it's going to be the worst there's been at a major tournament, I just hope i'm wrong.
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I've being saying it since the trouble at the Euros was just a hint of what was to come at the WC. I think it's going to be the worst there's been at a major tournament, I just hope i'm wrong.
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is this ruski deaths ? at the hands fsb
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Old 12 June 2018, 10:37 AM   #19  
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But FIFA will do their best to punish England if any of OUR fans are remotely involved, while ignoring the antics of others.


Look at the violence levels in Turkey: have THEY ever had bans???? And the stabbed Liverpool fan? Ban for Roma then????
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Spain v Portugal Friday. That's my evening sorted

Not going to be sidetracked by fan/police nonsense
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not wishing to rain on anyones parade, but i think england have more chance of picking a t u r d up by the clean end than they have of winning
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Old 13 June 2018, 06:30 PM   #22  
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We have known that since 1966.lol

Its just about watching great football with great countries and great teams and upsets and amazing victories for whoever

One of the greatest tournaments the world really has
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Old 13 June 2018, 06:32 PM   #23  
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in fact the greatest world tournament!

C'mon Panama! lol
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What team you going to follow Raggy not Ireland because there not going

True story bro
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1/4 final potential , lol
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We have known that since 1966.lol

Its just about watching great football with great countries and great teams and upsets and amazing victories for whoever

One of the greatest tournaments the world really has
Spot on Loz

1/4 Finals for ENG, to be beaten by eventual winners BRZ
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Old 13 June 2018, 09:31 PM   #27  
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I can't wait for tomorrow's kick off but Friday is when it starts properly with 3 matches then 4 matches Saturday
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I reckon Eng will get out of the group in 2nd. But no further.
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Old 14 June 2018, 04:02 PM   #29  
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And we're off
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Old 15 June 2018, 08:54 PM   #30  
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Wooo! What a cracker Spain Portugal
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