World Cup 2018 Match Thread

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:52 pm

Good first half, Spain 1-2 Ronaldo.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Hjl » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Why don't we ever have a Ronaldo :(

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:11 pm

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Why don't we ever have a Ronaldo :(
Stick him in any top 8 side in the world and they probably win the world cup.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:12 pm

2-2, dirty dog Diego.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Hjl » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Blještav Benny wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Hjl wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Why don't we ever have a Ronaldo :(
Stick him in any top 8 side in the world and they probably win the world cup.
Every game he plays he reminds me of that Zidane vs Brazil match from 8 years ago. He totally dominates.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Screamer!!
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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Hjl » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Christ, that was some shot...

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Post by Chappy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:24 pm

Great goal
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Post by Hjl » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:47 pm

Well he had to score one sooner or later...

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:59 pm

Cracking game!
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Post by Chappy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Best so far easy
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Post by ALF » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:34 pm

Great game, Ronaldo will get the headlines but Isco was sensational.

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Post by Blue & Maroon » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 pm

Excellent performance from Ronaldo, spoiled by what looked like a dive for his pen. Looking for contact.

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Post by Colly » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Blatant pen though. Why should he have to battle through the foul to stay on his feet? There's no incentive to do so, and if he is impeded it's a foul.

I always take it back to that Gerrard v Stoke one where he hurdled the foul, won the pen, then the ref was utterly slated for correctly giving it. Stay on your feet and you don't get a penalty.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:04 pm

Was definitely a pen for me.
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Post by jpg » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:04 pm

A classic!

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Post by CIH » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:02 am

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A classic!
I enjoy your new name. Also, I personally don't think it's a penalty, but people who know much more about football say different. Either way, it was a bloody brilliant game.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Blue & Maroon » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:27 am

I really don't like it when players go looking for contact, he was going down as soon as the defender stuck out his leg even slightly, whether contact was made or not, made sure his foot made contact with the defender.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Colly » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:15 am

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I really don't like it when players go looking for contact, he was going down as soon as the defender stuck out his leg even slightly, whether contact was made or not, made sure his foot made contact with the defender.
I can't agree with that, the defender had stuck his foot in, missed the ball, and was clearly in Ronaldo's path. He's in on goal. I can't grasp how the defender had time to hold his hands up as if to say "not fouling him" even as he fouled him. Pull your foot back you div.

Actually surprised at how much discussion this is getting, it was one of the more obvious penalties you see and outside of twitter ("Where the idiots play") I've not seen it mentioned.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by jpg » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 am

FWIW, I found it refreshing how the ref didn't stop the game for Pepe going down clutching his face before Costa's goal. I wish more refs would allow that aggressive physicality and let matches flow better.

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