The Official 2018 World Cup Thread :( Page 78

  • DanB24 13 Jun 2018 15:38:33 5,943 posts
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    Kay wrote:
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    80 matches in 2026. Good luck to anyone who tries to watch every one.
    Urgh.
    48 teams!

    Both the Euros and WC will never be the same after the expansions. The 16 and 32 team formats were perfect as they were.
    Yup! The bigger Euros last time around where rubbish precisely because of the extra teams and I've no doubt that the World Cup is going to be ruined in exactly the same way.
    FIFA and UEFA couldn't care less of course. They just think more teams is more matches to fleece the broadcasters for and don't give a damn about the quality of the tournament.
  • Reacher 13 Jun 2018 16:55:22 2,724 posts
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    Heh. They are making the VAR refs have to wear a full kit even though they are not at the actual match.

    FULL KIT WANKERS.
  • BillMurray 13 Jun 2018 17:04:48 9,186 posts
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    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    Pretty excited for tomorrow now. I hope Russia get fucking pumped every game and go out bottom of the group.
    There’s a good article on the Guardian website today regarding why the Russian squad is so poor.
  • Jyzzy-Z 13 Jun 2018 17:09:58 3,285 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    Pretty excited for tomorrow now. I hope Russia get fucking pumped every game and go out bottom of the group.
    There’s a good article on the Guardian website today regarding why the Russian squad is so poor.
    Thanks for that. Just read it. Very illuminating. Hopefully they get dicked.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 13 Jun 2018 17:58:21 11,475 posts
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    Third time Mexico hosting in 50 years. Doesn’t really seem fair.
  • Dougs 13 Jun 2018 18:03:37 85,731 posts
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    US twice too. It is quite odd that we can't seem to convince them that the UK should get a chance.
  • Armoured_Bear 13 Jun 2018 18:11:31 22,596 posts
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    The minute the Americans boasted about how many billions they would make FIFA, it was all decided.
  • fontgeeksogood 13 Jun 2018 18:25:43 296 posts
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    Vancouver dropped out as a potential host city a few months back, citing concerns about financial transparency.

    FUCK YEAH! We only accept corruption from the NHL and CFL
  • Frogofdoom 13 Jun 2018 18:53:30 8,520 posts
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    Are Toronto still in, I'm hoping to move there before then so it would be nice :D
  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2018 18:56:12 48,533 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    US twice too. It is quite odd that we can't seem to convince them that the UK should get a chance.
    Its cos of all the racism and crowd trouble
  • fontgeeksogood 13 Jun 2018 18:57:18 296 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Are Toronto still in, I'm hoping to move there before then so it would be nice :D
    Yes.

    Whatever for? It's shite
  • Frogofdoom 13 Jun 2018 19:20:51 8,520 posts
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    Work mostly, not here secondly.
  • THFourteen 13 Jun 2018 20:39:51 48,533 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Work mostly, not here secondly.
    I hear they want to exit the United States of America
  • Dougs 14 Jun 2018 06:19:51 85,731 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Work mostly, not here secondly.
    Not Here is as good a reason as any imo.
  • Frogofdoom 14 Jun 2018 07:10:36 8,520 posts
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    Yeah indeed, it's far from guaranteed at the moment but if it does happen I'm jumping at the chance.
  • THFourteen 14 Jun 2018 08:41:28 48,533 posts
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    WORLD CUP FEVER

    went through the wallchart with my son earlier today.

    "You can watch a bit of Russia vs Saudi Arabia when you get home from nursery"

    "But i want to watch it nowwwwwwwwwwww daddy!!"

    I give him 2minutes before he's bored.
  • nickthegun 14 Jun 2018 08:59:00 74,034 posts
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    I told my daughter the world cup starts today over breakfast and she rather witheringly replied 'i know. It's the only thing that's got the boys in my class to stop taking about fortnite...'
  • RelaxedMikki 14 Jun 2018 09:05:59 2,637 posts
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    Uruguay to win it?

    (Best centre back pairing, best strike partnership, energetic young midfield?)

    I am a horrible tipster. I now fully expect Godin's legs to fall off and Suarez to announce that he has seen the light, given up football, and joined the Moonies.
  • nickthegun 14 Jun 2018 09:07:50 74,034 posts
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    I'm hoping that russia turn out like team evil from shaolin soccer.
  • Dgzter 14 Jun 2018 09:12:13 2,193 posts
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    Getting very excited now, but dear lord it's an uninspiring opening fixture lol I genuinely hadn't realized just how far Russia have slipped since 2008.

    In other news, I also hadn't realized that Southgate is the highest paid manager at the WC by some considerable distance. Not that that's really saying anything, but I was certainly surprised.
  • Dougs 14 Jun 2018 09:14:40 85,731 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    WORLD CUP FEVER

    went through the wallchart with my son earlier today.

    "You can watch a bit of Russia vs Saudi Arabia when you get home from nursery"

    "But i want to watch it nowwwwwwwwwwww daddy!!"

    I give him 2minutes before he's bored.
    Mine just shrugged. He'll be back from football training at the start of the game, that might encourage him somewhat.
  • robc84 14 Jun 2018 09:15:32 12,578 posts
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    Disappointed to be missing the opening fixture, uninspiring as it is. I thought the opening games were usually in the evening?

    First game I'll be able to watch live is Spain v Portugal and I'm looking forward to that one.
  • Jyzzy-Z 14 Jun 2018 09:16:36 3,285 posts
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    I think it could be a hilariously shit match. Can't wait.
  • RelaxedMikki 14 Jun 2018 09:20:45 2,637 posts
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    @nickthegun

    Man, I haven't seen Shaolin Soccer in ages. May dust off the DVD tonight, to help build the hype. 😁
  • Dougs 14 Jun 2018 09:24:14 85,731 posts
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    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    I think it could be a hilariously shit match. Can't wait.
    It's what the group stages are all about imo. Some good, some bad, but football on, all the time. Marvellous.
  • Jyzzy-Z 14 Jun 2018 09:25:02 3,285 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    I think it could be a hilariously shit match. Can't wait.
    It's what the group stages are all about imo. Some good, some bad, but football on, all the time. Marvellous.
    Opening ceremony from half 3. Going to have it on at work.

    Robbie fucking Williams apparently.
  • Dgzter 14 Jun 2018 09:27:04 2,193 posts
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    Partying like a Russian, one presumes?
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Jun 2018 09:29:21 2,756 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    Disappointed to be missing the opening fixture, uninspiring as it is. I thought the opening games were usually in the evening?

    First game I'll be able to watch live is Spain v Portugal and I'm looking forward to that one.
    I kinda think it depends on whose evening :)
  • JamboWayOh 14 Jun 2018 10:23:21 7,700 posts
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    A warning to all you swarthy lotharios going to the world cup.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/14/dont-have-sex-with-men-from-different-race-during-world-cup-warns-russian-politician
  • nickthegun 14 Jun 2018 10:27:52 74,034 posts
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    It's going to be tough. Russian prositutes are, apparently, the best in the world.
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