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Postby Carlos J » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:41 pm

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Maybe just me and drink has been taken, but Zico (second right on the bottom) looks a bit like long haired Messi there. :?
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Re: World Cup General Stuff

Postby Carlos J » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:51 pm

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Bad Blue 2000 wrote:WC 1990.
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Italia ‘90 seems to be universally held up as THE ultimately memorable World Cup finals (if you take away 1966 which many of us weren’t around for). I happen to have really enjoyed it too but I don’t know why this is. Was it World In Motion, real household greats like Gullit, Van Basten, Gazza, Klinsmann and Maradona, the aitslian game which was the best in the world or anything else? I’ve watched all the World Cups since 1978 and they’ve all been memorable in their own way?

On the subject of these finals, I’ve not really looked forward to it as I have the previous ones. The novelty isn’t really there nor the build up. Could be a host of reasons such as age, wall to wall coverage not just on TS but other news networks, the fact that football has long ceased being the ‘peoples’ game’, the astronomical wages or that there are no real global superstars other than Messi and Ronnie.

I think it's a part nostalgia thing and because England got to the semis. England though stank through an awful group, Platty last minute v Belgium, two pens from the boy Lineacre v Cameroon and actually played well in parts v West Germany.

The rest of the tournament wasn't much better and an awful final. Aside the choppping of Cannigia by Massing RIP, Cameroon's win over the Argies, Costa Rica beating Scotland, Higuita fucking up to allow Milla to score and Schillaci's efforts there wasn't much memorable about it.

Paolo was there and Pete Davies' 'All Played Out' is an excellent read.

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Massing taking out Caniggia was probably the most memorable foul of any World Cup finals I can remember, probably with the exception of Klismnann’s treble back somersault by Monzon in the final of the same tournament. That two of Massing’s team mates tried unsuccessfully to break the marauding solo by the long haired Argentinian striker only exacerbated the scandalous chest high assault. He lost a boot in the process and the French ref gave him only a yellow!

He was shown a red later though but yes, aside from a few nuggets like England vs Germany, conclusion of Belgium, quarter final vs Cameroon and even the third place play off against Italy, as well as the incendiary Holland vs Germany knock out match, the football was generally forgettable. The Ireland matches were good though.

On fouls or not, don't forget another 1982 highlight/lowlight, Schumacher on Battiston. :) Always felt sorry for Romanian keeper Silviu Lung in the penalties v Oirland. Seemed a decent chap, nowhere near any though:

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Re: World Cup General Stuff

Postby kancutlawns » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:56 pm

Schumacher was a proper cunt who revelled in the notoriety of his act against the Frenchman years later. An unreconstructed cunt a lá Big Ron and Ben Johnson.

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Postby Basualdo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Scottish send their infamous midges to Russia to plague England match.


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Postby The End » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:08 pm

delboy1983 wrote:Monique 1998 say no more,nudge nudge,wink wink

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Postby The End » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:11 pm

Basualdo wrote:Scottish send their infamous midges to Russia to plague England match.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44519710

I can vouch for how annoying they are.
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Postby Basualdo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:16 pm

The Scottish?
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Postby The End » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Basualdo wrote:The Scottish?

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Postby kancutlawns » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:24 pm

The midges are bigger.

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Postby AlcoholBrazil » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:18 pm

Bad Blue 2000 wrote:WC 1990.
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Is there a version with the Barnes rap edited out ?
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Postby subsub » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Basualdo wrote:The Scottish?

:lol: :lol:
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Postby JimmyDee » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:22 am

I see the ITV highlights show has adopted that stupid BBC affectation of showing the teams with the goalie at the top, so that the right back is on the left and the left back is on the right. The official footage from Russia always does it properly, but no doubt they'll be doing it upside down before long.
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Re: World Cup General Stuff

Postby The End » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 am

If the First Round groups finished as they currently stand, the Second Round would be:

Russia v Portugal
Iran v Uruguay
France v Iceland
Croatia v Denmark
Serbia v Mexico
Sweden v Brazil
Belgium v Senegal
Japan v England

Then, if according to form:

Portugal v France
Mexico v Belgium
Uruguay v Croatia
Brazil v England

Then:

France v Belgium
Croatia v Brazil

Then:

France v Brazil

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Re: World Cup General Stuff

Postby kancutlawns » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:17 am

I beg to differ with the "on form" argument that Portugal would beat Russia on the following basis:
1. Russia have played twice and Portugal just once.
2. Russia have won their first two group matches which has not been done since Germany in 2006.
3. Russia have scored eight goals and conceded just one in their first two matches which is the best opening record in WCF history.
4. Portugal have drawn their only match so far, regardless of the qualification.
5. Portugal are clearly a one man team whilst Russia have scored goals from different sources.
6. Russia were roundly ridiculed and written off by all and sundry and are a very low ranked side.
7. Arsene Wenger is to blame.

Sorry End-o, I'm not being awkward but feel I have strong grounds to counter your argument. Let's get some debate! :)

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Re: World Cup General Stuff

Postby Bad Blue 2000 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:21 am

kancutlawns wrote:Schumacher was a proper cunt who revelled in the notoriety of his act against the Frenchman years later. An unreconstructed cunt a lá Big Ron and Ben Johnson.


I remember reading his autobiography when I was about 11 or 12.
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