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  • soccerball 22/23, the WC hump season
  • PrinceJohn
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    I’m pleased they drew.

    If they’d won they would’ve rested players in the 3rd game, lost momentum, unsettled the team & lost focus.

    This way they have to perform in the final group game.

    brian2
    Free Member

    Commentators and their ability to ruin a game for you.
    Ally McCoist?
    Just shut up 😈

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Argentina going for Oscars rather than the World Cup? I think this may be an interesting game.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    I was thinking about the, ‘ you can’t wear a 🌈 arm band or we will send you off’ FIFA ruling and when I saw a USA player with red white and blue dyed hair I wonder….. Rainbow 🌈 hair! Or even better, the squad each do one colour, so when they line up for the anthems the rainbow is there but individual players can’t get a red card! Am I genius? Let’s start an appeal on social media 🌈🌈😁😂🌈🌈

    bigdaddy
    Full Member

    This game is very much like the England USA game – dull and no end product!

    ransos
    Free Member

    Messi!

    inkster
    Free Member

    “Messi!”

    Tidy!

    Caher
    Full Member

    Love Messi we went to watch Barca in 2012 when he was at his pomp. We were right by the pitch when warming up and he was incredible just jiggling the subs. Along with Maradonna they were the most unstoppable players I ever saw in the flesh.
    I captined my uni team but watching him knew I’d never be quick enough to tackle him.

    vazaha
    Full Member

    Messi mopes around waiting for his team to make him the opportunity to do THAT!

    Kane drops deep to make the opportunities for the people who aren’t there because he should be.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Kane drops deep to make the opportunities for the people who aren’t there because he should be.

    That’s a concise and accurate summation

    argee
    Full Member

    Kane does this for his club and just struggles to be the front man all the time, that’s the biggest difference between him and Haaland, Haaland knows when to come back to help, and when to stay up top and work some space and wait for his team to do their job. Kane just tries too hard and wants to push everything, that can work against you at times though.

    dazh
    Full Member

    Has Gareth Southgate been secretly advising Japan on tactics? They do the hard bit against the Germans then throw it all away with a cowardly performance. Baffling. 🤷‍♂️

    weeksy
    Full Member

    There’s a lot of it though, I was watching Denmark with 4 mins left and 2-1 down passing it across the back line 20 times.

    Caher
    Full Member

    Anyone else watching the BBC UHD versions, it’s pretty good.

    binners
    Full Member

    Well Belgium had that coming. Another team of superstars who’ve looked really poor as a unit. They were lucky against Canada and no way deserved the win

    But to get done with the identical set piece move for a second time…

    dander
    Full Member

    Big names but many past their best…..Hazard, Alderweierld, Witsel, Vertonghen.

    They probably should have won a tournament. But they chose to employ Roberto Martinez?

    binners
    Full Member

    Football… bloody hell! 😳

    dazh
    Full Member

    Really enjoying watching all these so called big teams having their arses handed to them by teams who are supposedly there to make up the numbers. England should take note.

    dazh
    Full Member

    BBC pundits talking about Belgium lazily passing the ball across the back rather than forwards. It really is the curse of the modern game. What this tournament needs is an Ireland circa 1990.

    trailmonkey
    Full Member

    What this tournament needs is an Ireland circa 1990

    Said no one. Ever.

    Imagine having McGrath and Sheedy in your team and playing like that 🙈

    binners
    Full Member

    Surely you mean Camaroon?

    Have you watched the 3 part Italia 90 documentary on Sky? It’s absolutely bloody brilliant!

    MSP
    Full Member

    BBC pundits talking about Belgium lazily passing the ball across the back rather than forwards. It really is the curse of the modern game.

    I think managers look at teams like city who do it, and don’t realise it isn’t about just passing between defenders, it is about the work ethic of the midfield always being on the move to create space and/or a mistake in the opposition press, then a pass out through the lines can quickly move the ball upfield. And even in city’s case when the midfield don’t have the right work rate, they have a bad day.

    IMO there are actually very few managers who really know how to create patterns of play through the training sessions, and a lot who just regurgitate the training they did as players and ask the team to emulate patters they see without understanding the link between them.

    dander
    Full Member

    What baffled me the other night was when Pickford was taking a goal kick, both centre halves stood in the box to the side of him and he repeatedly hoofed it up the park, turning over possession.

    MSP
    Full Member

    That has been an England tactic for a few years now, or make a half arsed attempt to play out from the back, pass back to Pickford to again hoof up field and gamble possession invariably losing it. Again for me it is a problem of players not making options for a pass.

    dander
    Full Member

    I guess as well Pickford looked to his left, saw Maguire, and to his right, saw Stones – row z it is.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    This is a bit more interesting isn’t it 🙂 some dull games lately but the Croatia Canada game is getting entertaining.

    binners
    Full Member

    I guess as well Pickford looked to his left, saw Maguire, and to his right, saw Stones – row z it is.

    I was just going to ask… did you watch Ten Hag’s extremely brief experiment with trying to get Slabhead to play it own from the back?

    It didn’t last long

    Croatia are looking a bit tasty here. Fair play to Canada though. They’re giving them a game!

    wbo
    Free Member

    ‘England should take note.’

    It lookslike they have. They’ve won one, and drawn one against teams who aren’t too shabby, with a team that’s got a lot of youth. Not sure which miracles the various pundits/critics/moaners want really?

    Caher
    Full Member

    Battle of the giants now, pretty even so far, but of a chess match.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Interesting match, both teams going for it

    binners
    Full Member

    It amazes me how many players at this level fire corners in that don’t make it past the first man

    bigdaddy
    Full Member

    Well that was a good goal! Game on!

    Klunk
    Free Member

    It amazes me how many players at this level fire corners in that don’t make it past the first man

    it bemuses me when they try and steal as much as possible when placing the ball then hoofing it over everyone. 🙂

    Caher
    Full Member

    Surprised there’s no football after match programs such as Fantasy Football League etc. Could do with a hilarious critique of this world cup.

    deadlydarcy
    Free Member

    Could do with a hilarious critique of this world cup.

    one might be happy with any critique at all. The Beeb appear to have gone with the “**** it lads, everyone seems to be having fun,” line. There’s oodles of shit going on out there and the meeja are ignoring it.

    Caher
    Full Member

    Playing truent from work: this Cameroon v Serbia game is a humdinger.

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    well, it was until you said and I started to watch, now goals have totally dried up.

    (actually still is, even without goals)

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    The fleeting glimpse of a sprinting pitch invader with a rainbow flag has livened this game up

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    Ronaldo’s claimed that goal but I don’t think he touched it…

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    His massive ego diverted it in (even though it was going in anyway)

    No way did he touch it !

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