World Cup 2018 Match Thread

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Post by Tsi » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:52 pm

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Heisen » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm

It scares me that they're increasing the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 for 2026. If teams like Saudi Arabia are in it now, what sort of crap are we going to have to watch then? Guam vs The Virginia Islands?

Tournaments like these should always be quality over quantity for me. Russia were decent and scored some excellent goals but Saudi Arabia should not be in this competition really.
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Post by Blue & Maroon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:04 pm

Edison Heisen wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm
It scares me that they're increasing the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 for 2026. If teams like Saudi Arabia are in it now, what sort of crap are we going to have to watch then? Guam vs The Virginia Islands?

Tournaments like these should always be quality over quantity for me. Russia were decent and scored some excellent goals but Saudi Arabia should not be in this competition really.
Just looking at the expansion, 16 groups of 3 teams <erk>

Saudi should be there, finished above the Aussies and have had some decent results lately, obviously just not their night and they ahve no experience playing outside of Asia.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Edison Heisen wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm
It scares me that they're increasing the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 for 2026. If teams like Saudi Arabia are in it now, what sort of crap are we going to have to watch then? Guam vs The Virginia Islands?

Tournaments like these should always be quality over quantity for me. Russia were decent and scored some excellent goals but Saudi Arabia should not be in this competition really.
This.
Its already bad enough when around half of the games are boring to watch, its going to get even worse when you get more piss poor teams facing each other, it can easily put people off watching until you get to the knockout stages.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Hjl » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:12 pm

wow, Russia smashed them. Had to watch it in arabian though as there were no good english streams.

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Post by Remember Colo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:21 pm

The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Edison Heisen wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm
It scares me that they're increasing the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 for 2026. If teams like Saudi Arabia are in it now, what sort of crap are we going to have to watch then? Guam vs The Virginia Islands?

Tournaments like these should always be quality over quantity for me. Russia were decent and scored some excellent goals but Saudi Arabia should not be in this competition really.
This.
Its already bad enough when around half of the games are boring to watch, its going to get even worse when you get more piss poor teams facing each other, it can easily put people off watching until you get to the knockout stages.
It really depends where the extra qualifiers come from though. Because there's not a lot separating the near-qualifiers and qualifiers from continents like Europe and South America, so more of those won't compromise things much. I imagine for fans of the countries that can always count on getting out of the group stage it feels like a waste of time adding more countries to the mix, but for those of us who are from the also-ran countries, I appreciate the hope of qualifying.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:33 pm

Edison Heisen wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm
It scares me that they're increasing the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 for 2026. If teams like Saudi Arabia are in it now, what sort of crap are we going to have to watch then? Guam vs The Virginia Islands?

Tournaments like these should always be quality over quantity for me. Russia were decent and scored some excellent goals but Saudi Arabia should not be in this competition really.
You'll get to watch Scotland hopefully.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Heisen » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 pm

OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Edison Heisen wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm
It scares me that they're increasing the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 for 2026. If teams like Saudi Arabia are in it now, what sort of crap are we going to have to watch then? Guam vs The Virginia Islands?

Tournaments like these should always be quality over quantity for me. Russia were decent and scored some excellent goals but Saudi Arabia should not be in this competition really.
You'll get to watch Scotland hopefully.
Let's not go mental
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Post by Ol' Dirty Bas Dost » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 pm

Trust Russia to draw a team bang on the end of Ramadan, in the land of the midnight sun...

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:10 am

Salah on the bench for Egypt.
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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:24 am

Blještav Benny wrote:
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Salah on the bench for Egypt.
I'm expecting the crowd to make a huge noise when he comes on.

A Salah din if you will...

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by UlversToon » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am

Edison Heisen wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 pm
OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:33 pm


You'll get to watch Scotland hopefully.
Let's not go mental
Agreed, it's going to 48 teams not 64!

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Chappy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:51 pm

Suarez has been s*** so far
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Post by Colly » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Chappy Al-Shabab wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Suarez has been s*** so far
Salah's been no better.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by PTAO? » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:25 pm

I'm watching in VR.

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Chappy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:57 pm

Gimenez is in my Dream Team <diva>
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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:59 pm

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Don Sholeone » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:33 pm

At work we have a lad from a local college that comes in on Fridays for work experience, he's from Portugal and we were watching the earlier games and he wasn't happy when lineker said it was Spain Vs Ronaldo, said that's all he ever heard about their national team <laugh>

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Re: World Cup 2018 Match Thread

Post by Hjl » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Ronaldo is pretty good isn't he....

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