France or Croatia?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by Spymaster, Jul 12, 2018.


Who do you want to win?

  1. France

  2. Croatia

  3. Je m'en fiche

  1. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Who do you want to win the WC?


    Kylian Mbappé
    Clémence Poésy

    Croatia struggle a bit on the famous people front. Luca Modric I suppose, but other than that ... Even Nikola Tesla is claimed by Serbia but they do have Dubrovnik and an awesome Adriatic coastline. I also have a tenner on Croatia to win the tournament from ages ago at 17/1 so that nails it for me.
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  2. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I suspect it might be a bit of a thrashing, tbh. Would also have said that if England had been in the final. I can't see Croatia containing Mbappe, Pogba and Griesman when they don't have the ball, and I can't see their midfield getting much past Kante when they do.

    I probably want France to win as well because they have been the best team in the tournament. Events during the match might change that, though. I may end up cheering on Croatia. I don't know.
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  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    I'm still pretty sure I haven't seen any of the France games in this cup.

    I want Croatia to win. I have a soft spot for Croatia and France has bare football trophies.
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert


    1) They have never won it before
    2) We'll have been beaten by the World Cup winners
    3) They're not France

  5. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Normally this would be my logic. This time, though, a part of me wants France to walk it just to confirm my suspicion that England didn't really stand a chance even if they'd beaten Croatia.
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  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    But that's not how football works :)
  7. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Fuck France.

    Shearer and Owen to score.
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  8. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    France. I suspect we haven't seen their best football yet and I hope we see it in the final.
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  9. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    It's how the inside of my head works, though, and that's what counts here. :D I am still convinced England would have beaten Argentina in the final in 1990. It would be better for me if this were not the case.
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  10. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    vs Argentina? That was exhilarating to watch at at times.
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  11. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    France are our eternal enemy :mad:
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  12. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    France because not bothered much either way but can think of a few racists it would piss off.
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  13. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    Allez les blues! :D

    France or Germany were always my preferred teams, but below is a pic of my grandson in Turkey last night.

  14. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    France is our oldest ally. :)
  15. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Excellent. A proud Scot.;) :thumbs:
  16. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    They were sat with some Turkish people watching the match, the Turks couldn't quite work out why Ben wasn't supporting England. :)
  17. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    It should be a good game. Hopefully also a clean game.

    tempers were more than a tad frayed last night.
  18. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    That would be Portugal, no?
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  19. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Wasn't a dirty game though. I can forgive them for getting a bit emotional as they got knackered. The final won't be dirty either. tbh I'm very glad the dirty teams haven't prospered in this WC. Maybe Brazil might have a look at themselves and how they carry on and change it next time - they only ended up hurting themselves in the end.
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  20. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    An ex-boss of mine was keen on playing battle re-enactment games - not the real life versions, but the board games using dice etc, but on boards that were scale replicas of battlefields and real landscapes with the little tin soldiers.

    I asked him who did he like to play against, who was the enemy? He replied - 'France....are always the enemy'.
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  21. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Portugal more an ally of England, France and Scotland had the Auld Alliance against us. Auld Alliance - Wikipedia
  22. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei


    Adore croatia the country ( yes I know about its recent and not so recent past). Decent wine and food. Lots of urbex to explore

    France has virtually everything you want in one country and they have le routiers rather than west Cornwall pasty companies at their service stations

    Croatia then - they have an empty trophy cabinet. Fuck it
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  23. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I'm fairly indifferent on this, I'm partly Croatia cos they haven't won it before and I'm not sure I want the French having the upper hand in number of WC trophies. It's bad enough Argentina have two.

    But then, they have some fairly dis-likeable players so.. France? :(
  24. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Support France?

    As if.
  25. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    One of the best meals I had in Croatia was at a motorway service station. Absolutely outstanding!
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  26. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Croatia, because they beat Russia. Not that I am going to watch it anyway, since I am boycotting the whole thing.
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  27. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    That's what I said.

    Sasaferrato said our oldest ally was France. It's not, it's Portugal :)
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  28. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    Yours is, ours isn't. :)
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  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Ah, I see what you mean.

    But, technically it is, now! The UK honors the alliance made when the Kingdoms were independent, and your Auld Alliance is no more, so....
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  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    portugal i think you'll find, being as scotland's been at war with france. d'you not recall the nine years war or the war of the spanish succession? the auld alliance? perfidious alba liked to romanticise it more than honour it.

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