Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Lord Camomile, Dec 11, 2013.
I may have even walked over that bridge the other week
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!
A FIFA policy I'm wholehartedly down with
Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back sustained in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia!
Silva suspended for the Germany game too. Gonna be hard for them to make the final.
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:
Ray Whelan is on the run!! Last seen leaving the hotel via a service door
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.
Meanwhile, FIFA get tough on one of the issues that have blighted this World Cup.
Thank god for that. I was apoplectic about this.
Beckenbauer gets tough on Fifa - by boycotting the final:
these emoticons are much better than ours. Where are they from?
Alan Hansen is retiring!!!
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
167 goals scored so far
Current highest is is 171 in 1998
So need 4 more in the last two games
Farewell Captain Black
My highlight of the World Cup
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.
The three most common English words used to describe the teams during the tournament.
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.
And Portugal had "ego". I wonder to whom that applies...
Yes, I liked that one too!
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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.
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.
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