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World Cup 2014 news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Lord Camomile, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

  2. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

  3. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I noticed on the back of my ticket something which may explain the welcome lack of those annoying dicks playing 'The Great Escape' during the England games - no musical instruments!

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    A FIFA policy I'm wholehartedly down with :cool:
     
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  4. Utopia

    Utopia "Jackanackanory"

  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  6. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Something I just noticed about photography and the age we live in now, when watching a clip of the 2002 final. You don't get that epic moment of hundreds of camera flashes going off during a kick off or anything. Undoubtedly many more photos are being taken with smartphones now so don't use flash by default. Watch this (skip to about 0:46) and you'll see what I mean:

     
  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Ray Whelan is on the run!! Last seen leaving the hotel via a service door
     
  8. smmudge

    smmudge It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

    That's the second time today I've seen that style of emoticon... we're obviously getting taken over by some other software's smilies. Some people are going to be very unhappy about that.
     
  9. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

  10. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

  11. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Beckenbauer gets tough on Fifa - by boycotting the final:
    http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/w...log-und-nachrichten-in-echtzeit-a-979290.html
    :facepalm::facepalm:
     
  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

     
  13. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

     
  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  15. smmudge

    smmudge It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

    these emoticons are much better than ours. Where are they from?
     
  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

     
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  17. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Alan Hansen is retiring!!!
     
  18. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

     
  19. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    Thank goodness for that !! 22 years of him waffling on about "how dreadful the defence was for that goal" was 22 years too much :) :) I can't stand Alan Hansen
     
  20. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    167 goals scored so far
    Current highest is is 171 in 1998
    So need 4 more in the last two games
     
  21. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Farewell Captain Black
     
  22. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    My highlight of the World Cup
     
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  23. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    I think average goals per match is a more relevant statistic.

    It's currently 2.69 which is the highest since 1994 (2.71). Since the 1970 World Cup, this has had the third highest average. The highest since then was 1982 with 2.81. 1954 is the highest ever with 5.38 goals per game.

    We need 13 more goals to overtake 1982. 7 to overtake 1994.
     
  24. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    The three most common English words used to describe the teams during the tournament.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28247716

    England were most described as exciting, inexperienced and disappointing. Not really sure how the first one applies.

    Uruguay's were bite, disgrace and do-or-die - most applying to just one player.

    South Korea were called woeful, failure and embarrassing.
     
  25. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    And Portugal had "ego". I wonder to whom that applies...



    :D
     
  26. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Yes, I liked that one too!
     
  27. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    Casa Rebelde
    2 mins ·
    Can't wait for tomorrows North Korea V Portugal world cup final.
    North Korea’s state controlled media is brazenly telling the country’s football fans that the national team have reached the World Cup final in Brazil…

    We’ve known for a long time now that supreme leader Kim Jong-un controls the flow of information to his people, with the television channels only reporting positive stuff about the country.

    But in a report posted on YouTube, the media have been caught broadcasting that North Korea are on course to win the biggest prize in football, despite not actually qualifying for the World Cup.The report says North Korea’s brave side crushed Japan 7-0, USA 4-0 and China 2-0 in the group stages, before going on to reach the final… against Portugal.

     
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  28. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

  29. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    2 more needed in the final to surpass most goals in a 64 game tournament.

    I think it could happen but at the least they will hopefully tie the record. I think 4 goals to break 1994's average is pushing it.
     
  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Scolari out
     

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