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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Colly » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 pm

Sess for me lyk.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Acid Hippo » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:48 pm

Also France '98. Whenever I hear Tubthumping by Chumbawamba I just think of World Cup 98 on PS1 <awe>

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by overseasTOON » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:15 pm

Spain 82 for me.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by PTAO? » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:58 pm

France 98 for me.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Micky Quim » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Mexico 86

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by UlversToon » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:04 pm

Hate to say this but the first World Cup I remember as a kid was back in 1966 and that was some competition.

My dad saw Pele kicked off the pitch at Goodison Park.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Heisen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:56 pm

First World Cup memory is Beckham's free kick vs Colombia in '98 and my Dad going ballistic (my Dad is Scottish) and turning the TV off in a huff <laugh>

Now I feel disgustingly old <grim>

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:52 pm

TBC wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 am


Yeah, agree with that. Better than 2014 and 2010, can't really remember 2006. Japan and South Korea in 2002 was quite good from memory.
There’s an 18 y/o apprentice at work who’s first memories of WC football is 2010, how fkn old does that make you feel! 😩
2010 <laugh>

USA 94 for me (vague memory of), Euro 96 / France 98 moreso.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by TBC » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 am
Japan Papa Goku wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 am
Football wasn't the greatest but I would say it's been the most entertaining World Cup that I can remember. France had been the most consistent team throughout and were worthy winners.
Yeah, agree with that. Better than 2014 and 2010, can't really remember 2006. Japan and South Korea in 2002 was quite good from memory.
There’s an 18 y/o apprentice at work who’s first memories of WC football is 2010, how fkn old does that make you feel! 😩

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by lassassinblanc » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:50 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Changed my name back now that it's over...
Yeah changed mine back, instinctively putting in lassassinblanc to have to change it to lblancsson was getting a pain in the hoop.

If only I'd been France I wouldn't have had to change anything <fist>

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Changed my name back now that it's over...

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Leo Still » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:01 pm

It was an interesting World Cup, I was rooting for France. Very pleased with the result. <dotheameobi> 777score

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 am

lblancsson wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:21 am
France were worthy winners the game against Argentina being the highlight for me.

Great final too one of the best I can remember
Definitely the most entertaining and open final that I can remember.

One of my highlights was Spain 3-3 Portugal. My favorite goal was the Belgian counter-attack v Japan to win the match with the last kick of the game. Team goal (keeper to midfielder to winger, great dummy from Lukaku and Chadli there to slot home) and sealed a great comeback win.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by lassassinblanc » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:21 am

France were worthy winners the game against Argentina being the highlight for me.

Great final too one of the best I can remember

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 am

Japan Papa Goku wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 am
Football wasn't the greatest but I would say it's been the most entertaining World Cup that I can remember. France had been the most consistent team throughout and were worthy winners.
Yeah, agree with that. Better than 2014 and 2010, can't really remember 2006. Japan and South Korea in 2002 was quite good from memory.

France or Belgium were the two who most deserved to win it IMO, as well as Croatia did I think Belgium were better.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by jpg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 am

Football wasn't the greatest but I would say it's been the most entertaining World Cup that I can remember. France had been the most consistent team throughout and were worthy winners.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Heisen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:19 am

CIH wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Edison Heisen wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 pm


Neuer is only 32, he'll easily play for another 5 or 6 years at a top level.
Not sure about easily, but fair play on that one. Erroneously thought he was considerably older than that. Would you say he's still in the top 3 keepers in the world? Not saying outright he's not, genuinely curious. He's no doubt one of, if not the best, in the last decade or so.
Maybe top 5, but not top 3, not anymore. On his day he was an outstanding goalkeeper but he's far too injury prone for a keeper now. Not to say he isn't a fantastic goalkeeper, but you are right that he is probably starting to wind down now.

De Gea, Ter Stegen and Oblak all ahead of him for me. Maybe even Courtois and Alisson aswell.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by CIH » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:47 pm

Edison Heisen wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 pm
CIH wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Oblak, De Gea, Cortouis - potentially Allisson and Ederson. Neuer obviously, although he's towards the end of his career now, same with Buffon. Ter Stegan as well maybe? There's some class keepers around now, but Lloris is definitely in the conversation for me. Was a bad error, not the worst we've seen recently, but the fact it was in the world cup final highlights it more - same with Karius in the CL. The fact that in this case it wasn't all that costly probably doesn't make it as bad overall.
Neuer is only 32, he'll easily play for another 5 or 6 years at a top level.
Not sure about easily, but fair play on that one. Erroneously thought he was considerably older than that. Would you say he's still in the top 3 keepers in the world? Not saying outright he's not, genuinely curious. He's no doubt one of, if not the best, in the last decade or so.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by Heisen » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 pm

CIH wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Oblak, De Gea, Cortouis - potentially Allisson and Ederson. Neuer obviously, although he's towards the end of his career now, same with Buffon. Ter Stegan as well maybe? There's some class keepers around now, but Lloris is definitely in the conversation for me. Was a bad error, not the worst we've seen recently, but the fact it was in the world cup final highlights it more - same with Karius in the CL. The fact that in this case it wasn't all that costly probably doesn't make it as bad overall.
Neuer is only 32, he'll easily play for another 5 or 6 years at a top level.

Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

by TJR » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:09 pm

Fair play to France. They were deserved winners in the end.

However VAR was a f***ing joke. Horrendous decision to refer that to VAR nevermind show slow motion replay. Never in a million years a pen. That was a truly awful decision and changed the game.

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