Player of the Tournament - Nominations.

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

  1. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    You can nominate upto 3 players in a single post, or multiple posts now, or after the final.

    I start with Pavard. In the shadow of others he has been utterly brilliant.
  2. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

  3. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

  4. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

  5. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

  6. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

  7. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

    All depends on Sunday, but I would imagine it is a straight choice between Modric and Mbappe.

    Bit rough on Hazard, Varane and Kante but it always seems to go to a flair player*(ruling out Kante and Varane) and usually to someone who plays in the final (ruling out Hazard).

    *with the exception of the baldy Italian maestro Cannavaro. What a player he was, dragging Italy through game after game.
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  8. not-bono-ever

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

    Modric seems to be the star that has dragged a middling croat team to the final ime
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  9. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees


    Unlucky on Pickford & Pavard who were also rather brilliant
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  10. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

  11. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure anyone's stood out as defining the tournament for me. That could change tomorrow, of course.
  12. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger


    What happened with the golden boot?
  13. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    I'd give Mbappe best young player of the tournament but unless he produces a man of the match performance in the final Modric for me has been far more influential and consistent as has Hazard who imo had Belgium reached the final would have walked it .
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  14. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Anyone formulated a fantasy XI for the tournament? Here's my go:

    Varane, Godín, Vertonghen
    Trippier, Modric, Kanté, Laxalt
    Mbappé, Lukaku, Hazard

    Am I overlooking anyone obvious? Lukaku wasn't great throughout, for example. Cavani instead? Kane?
  15. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Kane won the golden boot so I'd say you missed someone obvious :)
  16. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Thanks for my £125 winnings Luka :thumbs: (£5 @ 25/1)
  17. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I'd have had Kane after the group stage. In the semi and play-off he looked somewhat off the pace though, perhaps carrying a knock.

    Plus beneath that stat were three penalties and the fluky back-heal.
  18. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls


    but in terms of establishing themselves at this tournament:

  19. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    It's not a stat. It's a GOLDEN boot :)
  20. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    back of the net
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  21. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Mbappe for me was so exiting to watch.
    Hazard was brilliant but I've seen his disappearing act enough times too.
    Trippier proved himself a great player in this tournament.
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  22. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    That team would win on goals in open play so no need of a penalty taker to win games.
  23. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    I've watched the final 3 times now - it was worth it. A great final, but still no real super star, which is no bad thing.

    Someone with mote web time than myself needs to collate the nominees and create a voting thread for U75's player of the tournament.

    I am sticking with Pavard.
  24. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I watched the Colombia game today on the iplayer, as I'd missed it live, and I reckon Kane would get in as the CF. He was weaker against Croatia and Belgium, but his hold-up play was excellent against the very good pairing of Mina and Sanchez.
  25. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    That scouser

    Speith good on the wing too

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