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FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:35 pm

Liz Fraser wrote:
Dave wrote:Ronaldo scored a fantastic free kick. A penalty as standard and a goal that should never have beaten de Gea. I suppose de Gea will be claiming concussion now.

I thought Spain were magnificent at times.

Don't forget the stunning Spanish third.
That was sweet.
Favourite moment though was the objectionable Pepes hystrionics going unrewarded when Costa brushed him off for the first goal.
Great officialdom but unfortunately the likes of Pepe and Ramos have had a career of getting away with such antics.
All in all football at it's best.
Pepe was pathetic. For a player who can dish it out it was very soft.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Messi is dung
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Liz Fraser » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:11 pm

Major tournaments define players and the biggest stage separate the great from the greater.
The much debated Messi v Ronaldo argument could reach a decisive conclusion in people's eyes as to who is the greatest if Messi doesn't pull his finger out in this tournament having witnessed Ronaldos unreal performance last night.
And I suspect they both know that.
Not sure how you quite top scoring a hat trick v Spain.
That puts Ronaldo in the same top bracket as David Healy
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:32 pm

Liz Fraser wrote:Major tournaments define players and the biggest stage separate the great from the greater.
The much debated Messi v Ronaldo argument could reach a decisive conclusion in people's eyes as to who is the greatest if Messi doesn't pull his finger out in this tournament having witnessed Ronaldos unreal performance last night.
And I suspect they both know that.
Not sure how you quite top scoring a hat trick v Spain.
That puts Ronaldo in the same top bracket as David Healy
Agreed Liz. I've never seen Messi play so badly. He's has never been a convincing penalty taker in my view. He has missed plenty for Barca.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:24 pm

Sun June 17: Costa Rica v Serbia (Group E) - Samara, 1pm

Sun June 17: Germany v Mexico (Group F) - Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm

Sun June 17: Brazil v Switzerland (Group E) - Rostov-on-Don, 7pm
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby big mervyn » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am

Dave wrote:
Liz Fraser wrote:Major tournaments define players and the biggest stage separate the great from the greater.
The much debated Messi v Ronaldo argument could reach a decisive conclusion in people's eyes as to who is the greatest if Messi doesn't pull his finger out in this tournament having witnessed Ronaldos unreal performance last night.
And I suspect they both know that.
Not sure how you quite top scoring a hat trick v Spain.
That puts Ronaldo in the same top bracket as David Healy
Agreed Liz. I've never seen Messi play so badly. He's has never been a convincing penalty taker in my view. He has missed plenty for Barca.

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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:26 am

Dave wrote:Messi is dung



He's no Ronaldo.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Shan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:52 am

One thing is that Ronaldo is playing in a better team. Argentina has an awful lot of average players. That being said in this world cup it is Ronaldo 1 Messi 0 at this stage.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby dublane » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:24 pm

Portugal a better side?

Argentina can call on Higuain Dybala Aguero and Di Maria in attack, not to mention Messi .

Portugal make the most of what they have and are better coached.

Argentina are poor defensively and compromise their substancial attacking options to try and patch up what will always be a weak defence.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:27 pm

I wanted to see Dybala off the bench. How many times has he come up with a crucial goal for Juve?
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby dublane » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm

He would start in almost any other team as would higuain
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:51 pm

Well, well, well...

The Jeeerrmins are defeated.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Shan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:31 pm

Yes great for Mexico. Germany not up to normal German standards. Never really looked like scoring.

Brazil winning. Switzerland don't look good enough to get back into it. Wouldn't surprise me if Brazil score another couple.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Dave » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:47 pm

The swiss have improved a bit now. They were chasing shadows early on. It's better to strongarm (fairly) the likes of Neymar than attempt the tackle.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Postby Shan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:09 pm

Shows what I fecking know. Swiss score. 1-1.
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