Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Nov 13, 2017.
There's no fire within their souls
Watched the second half. Reminded me of Wales v Ireland - not enough guile to break down an ordinary team putting a shift in. Poor Italy team at the moment on that evidence.
They’re not the only ones but Italians (and Argentinians) do tend to roll around on the floor feigning agony after the slightest of physical contact. Perhaps it’ll be nice to have a bit less of that this time.
Always loved Italy, likely because of 82, the first world cup I saw, and then such moments as beating Germany in 06 and players like Baggio, Schillachi, Pirlo, Baresi, Zambrotta...etc. And no Buffon at the world cup next year
I've never had quite the same affection for Italy as many others clearly do, perhaps partly because I didn't see '82.
First one I properly watched was '94, when they had the temerity to hold Brazil to a drab 0-0 in the final. Bastards.
I don’t normally blame a ref. But wtf do you need to do to get penalised?
Rossi in 82, also the first WC I properly remember. They were poor tonight but might have improved for the finals. Sweden won't - that's as good as they'll get - so disappointed on that level. I want the big teams there - at least Argentina scraped through.
Also missing Cameroon, current ACON champions.
Almost had no Argentina either.
No Holland, No italy. No Scotland. The WC is broken
Still, Iceland are there
You mean one of all-time great defensive performances (Baresi nullifying Romario)?
Already put in an order for a shirt for my birthday pressie next May
So that's no Holland, no USA, no Italy, and after tomorrow either no Republic of Ireland or Denmark either.
England's to lose, obvs
Reigning African and South American champions not there. Chile are a miss - really enjoyed them last time.
Fuck the Italians.
I've never seen them play exciting football in my entire life. (I'm 35 so I know not of this 82 team you speak of.)
While I may appreciate that now, 10-year old me gave not a fuck about defensive performances and wanted Bebeto to go on a rout.
I think they're making it up
Although I have long harboured a desire to run around the pitch shouting "TARDELLI!!!" after scoring
Defo...there's no way a team can win a world cup then be absolute dirge every other tournament since
I see what you did there, and I'm telling the Queen
Ok there was 1990.
I'm just patiently waiting the "b-b-b-but 1970..." posts
Ah, just 20 years out.
The only team I have seen in the playoffs that looks remotely decent has been Croatia
Italy were brilliant in 1990 and 2006 and very good in 1994.
While England were brilliant in, um, 1990.
Tbf England were really good in 98.
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