Are you looking forward to the World Cup?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by Maggot, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Whilst I am looking forward to it, it feels very different this year, with none of the usual hype about England's chances. Whilst I am looking forward to the football and some good games, I don't feel as excited as usual.

    This is probably partially because I went to Brazil 4 years ago, so I was incredibly excited then, whereas I wouldn't go to support England in Russia if you paid me.

    Are you excited? Or does it all feel a bit underwhelming?
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    if it doesn't feel underwhelming now, it will once england take the field.
     
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  3. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    So much so we're thinking of buying a telly :D
     
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  4. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I think less people watching normal telly these days :hmm: Also football is a global sport so players like Pele or Roger Muller are everyday rather than a rare glimpse these days. We can almost 100% predict England just progressing from the group stages on goal difference, then being knocked straight out.

    Would rather watch Man City vs Liverpool or Real vs Barca these days :(
     
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  5. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to it but going to pick my games, Portugal v Spain will hopefully be a corker, but don't see why anyone would want to watch Russia v Saudi Arabia.

    All going to be a bit pointless anyway without Wales in it!
     
  6. gosub

    gosub ~#

  7. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Can't say I'm massively excited but I'll probably get into it once it's on. I don't watch much televised football at all these days - I realised when not bothering to watch the Champions League final I didn't watch any of this season's competition - but I'm sure I'll see some of it. I'll watch England even though I expect it to be shit, and it's always fun to go to a few bars where people from a particular country gather to watch their games.
     
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  8. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    I agree Badgers, you can watch the best players in the world anytime. The time when the World Cup gave us the only chance to see outstanding players as long gone. I will be watching because from next Monday I will be off work for three months following an operation so football and the Tour will see me stuck in front of the box. Hoping for some good matches. Not real football like the Championship.:D
     
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  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I will watch of course. Mostly to see the controversy and fail :D
     
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  10. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I also hope to start threads for each individual match, then kick off when someone else starts one with a different thread title format :mad:
     
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  11. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Never felt less excited for this, my tenth World Cup, though I AM looking forward to it. Every tournament manages to provide excitement and drama at some point, and this one will too. I'm one of those people who has measured his life in World Cups as much as anything else - I associate them with lots of other things from that time - so I will be tuning in for as much of it as possible.
     
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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    what's your preferred thread title format?
     
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  13. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Kind of the opposite for me tbh - I've never felt more disconnected from top level club football than I have over the last few years. More money, less exposure on normal telly, more hype, less enjoyment for the casual fan.

    While I've always been a club man over country (Bristol Rovers for me), and I'm just as passionate about Rovers as I've always been, the World Cup provides a welcome distraction from the utter nonsense of top level football across Europe.
     
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  14. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    With an astounding career like that I'm surprised you're not more of a household name!
     
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  15. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Definitely giving less of a shit about this one. My overall enthusiasm peaked at Italia 90 and has been declining ever since.

    Nevertheless will watch the England and Brazil games and probably some of the others.
     
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  16. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    France 98 was peak fandom for me, with a reprise in 04
     
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  17. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Russia vs Saudi Arabia - 14:00 - 08/06/2018

    What do you think?
     
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  18. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Certainly its a bit muted in the UK at the moment, low expectations for England combined with no other home nation or Ireland being there. I don't mind that though, maybe just be able to watch the football without all the hype and over the top crap.
     
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  19. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    For accuracy sake each country should be represented in their own language.
     
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  20. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    And the date format should be yyyy-mm-dd. I'd suggest dispensing with the year as it is superfluous, but then any passing strangers might mistake us for Americans.
     
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    This is one of the things that has the potential to get me most annoyed during any tournament.

    You've got to have standards*.


    *pun intended :cool:
     
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  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Only for file management, surely? For promotion it's better to have it in the recognisable dd-mm-yyyy*?


    *or yy, if you find the 20 superfluous. In this context I probably would, but wouldn't make a fuss because, I mean, goodness, I'm not fussy about these things.
     
  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

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  25. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.


    ISO 8601 or death.
     
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  26. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Also, all times in UTC pls. Kthanxbai.
     
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  27. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    There's a world cup on? I stopped watching footie after the Wal v Por semi at the Euros. It'll never get any better than that tourney for my boys.

    I tell you what though, the world cup is destroying the weekly kickabouts I partake of. Utter devastation. Ruined my life frankly.
     
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  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    grand :cool:

    perhaps in the op to such a game you could have that goal from way back when when the saudi player ran the length of the pitch and scored.
     
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  29. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  30. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    No I fucking well am not. Bad enough having to suffer moronic commentary from the sofa, but the idiot sweetheart has broken his fucking wrist which means he gets to sit in idle comfort, with macho cast examining and injury boasting and all that shit, while I am run ragged doing everything else...such as having to button his fucking flies and tie his twatting shoelaces...the clumsy cunt (and naturally, it was his own fault (fell off a log!)
     

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