Croatia vs England - (SF) - 19:00 - 11/07/2018

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by strung out, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    But you said i'd made an error so you know what the error is
    At least I tell people how they've spelled Colombia wrongly (and only knew from doing it wrong myself and being corrected)
  2. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    I think France will be a tough ask for Croatia. I'd guess 3-1 to France in the final. I'm amazed that there was little violence too, but I guess Putin just decided he wasn't having it, so it never happened.
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  3. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    You're forgetting Spain with their last minute equaliser against Morroco, Japan made Belgium look like idiots for 80mins, Portugal vs Iran again last minute, France weren't exactly convincing against Australia - remember that dodgy VAR penalty, Spain were run ragged by Russia, etc etc etc...
    Selective thinking me thinks. Germany had an easy group ... Spain had the easiest R16 game... Croatia the easiest quaterfinal (got lucky in penalies) ... Easy runs and easy games are evidently easy to fuck up. We didn't...
  4. Humberto

    Humberto the same thing we do every night

    LOOK how offended I am. As I shit up every thread.
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  5. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    2010 World Cup they made the semis. And they've won it twice.
  6. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    Don't you just.

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  7. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    Can’t be arsed with the anti-English, and reciprocal anti-welsh stuff. But I a down with annoying Wallys.
  8. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Ok, I stand corrected but my point still stands. They won it quite a long while back, IIRC.
  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Yes and? (e2a 6 posts in 7 years! )
    I've apparently made and error with "Croatian" it would have taken you less time to correct me that to search, take a screen shot and upload it
    I take your word i've made an error so it would be good if you could let me know what the right spelling is, thanks
  10. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    I've nothing against Wales, or you, really, but I think ddraig winds people up so often we're allowed to give him a bit of a dig back.
  11. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    I'm laughing too fucking hard right now. Sorry x
  12. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    It doesn't really. :D Uruguay have also won the Copa America loads of times, including recently. For such a small country, their record is absolutely amazing.
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  13. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Thanks and understood :D
  14. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    I agree, but I would still say that Wales reaching the semis of a major tournament is a huge achievement for a country of our size with the player resources it has. It won’t be happening again any time soon, that’s for certain.
  15. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I'm not disputing that either. Comparing with Uruguay is a bit unfair given that there are larger nations where football is bigger than it is in Wales that have never got as far as Wales. *cough* Scotland *cough*

    Uruguay are exceptional.
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  16. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Croatia have very respectable handball and basketball teams. They excel at tennis & skiing as far as individual sports go. There's really no way out of this one - as a Welshman you should be rightfully ashamed.
    /ddraig mode
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  17. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Back on the match, England barely had a functioning forward in the last 3 games. Ironically, Keane* will probably get the golden boot, but he was really poor today. Couple of bad choices when he had a chance, but utterly disappeared later in the game. Vardy was hopeless when he came on and though he was better today, Sterling didn't make any telling contributions. Rashford ditto, though when he came on today he was having to cover the left and right. Dele All, not great, Lingard went off the boil last couple of games.

    Day after Edit: Kane, not Keane. :oops:
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  18. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Sterling played very well today, I think. Numerous times he won the ball and England either built an attack or had a corner/attacking throw-in.

    Plus, and this isn't being played up much, he really should have had a penalty when England were still winning.
  19. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Well disappointed with Henderson. His legs were gone at the 40min mark. Hindsight and all, but we really needed fresh legs at half time. Dier, RLC & Rashford (or Delph) for Henderson, Dele & Sterling
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  20. Humberto

    Humberto the same thing we do every night

    The FA are shite though. Hodgson/ Allardyce anyone?
  21. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Yeah, that. Was relentless watching the game turn and England's passing and movement getting worse and worse throughout the game. Easy to say, but Southgate needed to do something to change it.
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  22. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Many! Do as you will. (And harm no-one)

    What Croatian things may you smash up? That is a bit different.
  23. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    That's a pretty good analysis Wilf , but I have no idea whatsoever how you're capable of posting it so soon after such an absolute bloody frustration of a match!! :(
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  24. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    You've got Spain and Croatia in the European Nations League thing - rematch in October
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  25. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Woken after too little sleep to think of what might have beens. One of those chances first half goes in and maybe Croatia wouldn't have got going fast enough. Still surprising ungutted if disappointed.
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  26. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Afternoon all. That was something else, wasn't it? Might find myself watching more England games in future. It was great to see a balanced and capable young team giving it their best.
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  27. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    england threw it way.
    couldn''t keep position after the goal
    wasted chances
    walker too early header attempt for croatia goal was comical
    stupid comments about croatia playing extra time and would be tired in this game was laughable. tired is excuse used by england-always. doesn't seem to affect any other country
  28. fizzerbird

    fizzerbird Always there when I need me...

    I read it as you meant it in keeping it all here stops the real thing happening.

    WTAF is going on with you and a few others on here? :confused:

    By posting it on this post not attaching blame to you but it doesn't even appear to be comprehensive debates.

    To me it appears like male posturing and it's childish and unnecessary from all involved.

    I'd put you all on ignore if I didn't like you all individually but maybe you should all put each other on ignore.

    Some of the comments thrown about are distasteful and quite frankly I'm actually shocked that an otherwise intelligent and eloquent bunch of humans are seemingly resorting to playground politics...for why?

    It saddens me :(
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  29. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Hear hear
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  30. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Yes, the better team won. I've been consistent on here in saying England weren't good enough to realise people's dreams. They got the run of the draw, occasionally played some decent football, and did well to be a losing semi-finalist.

    I have no problem accepting all of that.

    I'm English, not particularly proud of it because of political history. But in sport you follow those you know best don't you. That's why we haven't got thousands of screaming badminton fans on here, but if it was a Malaysian board we would have. I have, however, lived in Wales the last 15 years. That's over a quarter of my life. Consequently, I follow Wales too. Some of the political history isn't as bad as England's, and I feel association with the country by dint of being closer to Welsh people and culture than I otherwise would be if I didn't live here.

    I'm quite pissed with the behaviour of ddraig and others who definitely take anti-Englishness to a level beyond humour and gentle rivalry, spilling over into barely concealed hatred of people like me for having the gall to follow what they know. There was a lot of deliberate provocative behaviour that in other contexts, as someone else said, would see them banned from these boards. Certainly behaviour that would see fights started if the behaviour happened in real life.

    I'll continue to support Wales and England, because it is what I know. And if your life can only get kicks from negativity, hundreds of posts on here of negativity (and yes ddraig I do think the same about others who similarly, shallowly taunt you in other threads and contexts) then may your God help you because your life must be in some parlous dreadful state if that's what makes you feel better.
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