Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Dec 1, 2017.
Quarter finals for England, I reckon. That's a pretty lucky draw.
No luck involved. Planning.
I think it's clear that over the last few tournaments England can be relied upon to perform well under expectations.
And this wc there will be enough time for the commentators use the "It's not really the World Cup until Brazil play their first game" having skipped it last time out.
Still should have been boycotted, of course.
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In that case, I expect them to win. It's the only logical position to take.
Full schedule up now
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After Groups Stage England play either top or second team from Group H which is the weakest of the groups IMO. Win that game and should take us to the QFs. Really good draw for England
Kaliningrad as well. Watch yer selves there - it’s a bit Wild West
Words waiting to come back and haunt.
Just got off the service desk.
It could have been far worse.
Although probably just means our failure to progress will be all the more embarrassing.
Ooh, it's properly on, now
And group games all outside of core work hours
I was just idly looking through the groups, and aside from Spain v Portugal there aren't really any matches that jump out as ones to watch in the group stages.
Maybe Argentina v Iceland, for the potential lols
I still believe
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So, very randomly I found myself moderating a panel in the Arcitc circle last week, as you do...
Anyway, it was in Norway, but very close to the Russian border (for context of who may have been in the audience). At one point I asked people to raise their hand if they usually watch the World Cup, then lower it if they planned to boycott the Russia World Cup, and then again if they planned to boycott the Qatar World Cup. A lot more people seem to be boycotting the latter than the former (out of this scientific study of about 20 people, many of whom might have been Russian ).
Veracity of anecdotal polls aside, does feel like there's more objection to Qatar than Russia, on a number of levels.
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