Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by planetgeli, Jul 14, 2018.
Oh god don't do that
Better second half. Nice to see some changes, Loftus-Cheek had a good game. Belgium just had that much more quality, esp Hazard and De Bruyne. Ah well, it was fun whilst it lasted...
Fuck off Gary.
Terf on turf 4 the win!
So, Wembley in 2 years
My team drew 6-6 in a pre-season friendly against a NL South side. Possibly two sides trying "none at the back"?
Every time I hear 'Hazard' pronounced with the stress on the 'ard' (hazárd) I'm reminded of Trevor and Simon the barbers in 'Going Live', when a rat in the hair cupboard was called a 'health hazard' repeatedly, with the stress on the 'ard'.
I expect it's only me.
You realise he is taking the piss Rebelda ? And also commenting on the absolute meaningless nature of this game?
I have a duty to my avatar
Even the joke has run its course
When france scored early, sat back and then attacked on the break (as they have done all through a tournamnet they may well win) Courtois and Hazard moaned like fuck (Courtois even called it 'anti-football' before Griezmann hit back by asking did he think he played Barcelona type football for Conte's Chelsea?).
Wonder what they will call it today?
So England beat two poor teams, two decent ones... and lost every time they played a team with genuine quality (England Reserves also lost to Belgium reserves)
On the bright side...
Looking for some decent sport to watch (I flipped between a pretty one-sided Al-Ireland Hurling quarter final between Clare and Wexford and this dross) I chanced upon a brilliant finish to the (Red-hot favourites) Kerry V (unfancied, even though they beat Dublin well last week) Kildare u-20 Football semi-final on TG4 (the Irish language broadcaster). Kildare hung on for victory by a point and will face Mayo in the Final.
A genuinely great team will still get goals past an opposition that's parked the bus. If you're going to piss and moan every time a team plays defensively then perhaps football is not the game for you.
Is that directed at me or Hazard & Courtois SpookyFrank ?
Cos I am fully cognisant of the 'beauty' of this french team's style and they were the ones crying about it.
Until they adopted it themselves today of course. Mind you, they were not playing against real quality opposition and were never put under any real pressure today.
Directed at the Belgians.
England are shit. Practiced at set pieces, can't score (or defend) in open play. Look firward to these hyped ''heroes' going out early in 2020/22
They got lucky with the group draw and proved - twice - that they simply haven't got enough skill to defeat a decent team. That said, they made the most of their luck and finishing 'fourth' in the World Cup is not something to be sniffed at. And I still like Southgate.
What a disater for Belgian football! Courtois and Hazard announce their immediate retirements after realising (Courtesy of SpookyFrank) that 'football is not the game' for them.
Shame Southgate never gave you a call before today's arse slapping.
Ok mate calm the fuck down.
Or seen another way: beat everyone they came up against but lost to 2 of the top 3 teams in the world.
Innit, was there even a right answer there?
Mean spirited post: assuming he gets it, Kane's golden boot will be the softest ever. 3 (?) very well taken pens, 1 deflection. Bit gripey I know, but he's probably been England's least effective player over his last 3 games. Suppose Lineker had a few pens when he got it... must check... maybe others did too... So, what the fuck am I on about.
Bloody hell, you're still about. You've had quiet tournement by your standards.
It started so promisingt with the obligatory patronising lecture about the English national anthem in the opening game, then telling us how we'd "never learn" after the Tunesia equaliser, gloating prediction of a 1-1 draw with Panama.
Then you just seemed to fade away for a while.
But right on queue you reappeared, giving it the large after columbia scored their last minute equaliser. That didn't work out either did it
I was looking forward to you comments in the ABE thread too. Your absence (while ddraig took all the flak) was duely noted.
Don't you think Colombia are a decent team? Sweden?
Surely thats the case every time, when did losing semi finalists not have reasonable hopes of reaching the final?
Golden boots which score penalties and deflected goals rather than well created goals. Not so much gold as weathered copper.
To be fair Belgium have been a very good team over the last 5 years. Any team who could manage 2 wins against them in that time would have to be pretty special.
Belgium are 3rd, Croatia are 20th!
I don't either team were particularly good. Did you?
I think it's the manager being limited tactically thats hindered them. The players can perform in the prem and champions league. Southgate had no answer when Croatia took hold of the game, apart from a bit of hoof. Team spirit and being nice will only get you so far.
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