Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

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by NathStPaul » 02 Sep 2021 11:06

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Sanguine Ridiculous isn't he. Beginning to think the money United are spending on his transfer and wages will look like a bargain in a few months time.

He quite literally played against Ireland on his own for 95 minutes, Portugal were utter garbage as a team and had Ireland won the game they would have more than deserved it.

I don't want to go over the tired old Messi v Ronaldo debate but for me last night is a clear example why Ronaldo is the better overall player. He has that ability to drag those around him to victory and lead by example. Messi on the other hand is technically brilliant but lacks that killer instinct and leadership quality.

Think I am right in saying he has never scored against England.


Might be because he has never played against England. :wink:

Ronaldo? He most definitely has.


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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Hendo » 02 Sep 2021 11:07

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NathStPaul He quite literally played against Ireland on his own for 95 minutes, Portugal were utter garbage as a team and had Ireland won the game they would have more than deserved it.

I don't want to go over the tired old Messi v Ronaldo debate but for me last night is a clear example why Ronaldo is the better overall player. He has that ability to drag those around him to victory and lead by example. Messi on the other hand is technically brilliant but lacks that killer instinct and leadership quality.

Think I am right in saying he has never scored against England.


Might be because he has never played against England. :wink:

Ronaldo? He most definitely has.



Oh, I thought you were talking about Messi!

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by NathStPaul » 02 Sep 2021 11:11

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Might be because he has never played against England. :wink:

Ronaldo? He most definitely has.



Oh, I thought you were talking about Messi!

No, I knew we hadn't played against an Argentina side with Messi in it. Was a bit surprising to see Ronaldo hadn't scored against us, assumed he had scored against every top team. Here are his numbers:


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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Hendo » 02 Sep 2021 11:14

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Oh, I thought you were talking about Messi!

No, I knew we hadn't played against an Argentina side with Messi in it. Was a bit surprising to see Ronaldo hadn't scored against us, assumed he had scored against every top team. Here are his numbers:



That is a bit surprising. Did he score a penalty in the shootout(s), I guess that doesn't count in the official stats though?

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by LUX » 02 Sep 2021 11:35

Six against Lux :x

On a side note, Lux inaugurated its new national stadium last night…… with a win. Six points now.

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by NathStPaul » 02 Sep 2021 11:45

LUX Six against Lux :x

On a side note, Lux inaugurated its new national stadium last night…… with a win. Six points now.

See ya in Qatar.

There has been definite improvement with them in the last few years. What is it down to? Good youth system?

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Sanguine » 02 Sep 2021 13:33

Startling first-half heatmap for Scotland in Copenhagen last night. Simply got nowhere near the Danish penalty area with the ball, appalling stuff. Awful timing that performance for Steve Clarke, having just signed a new deal.


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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Sutekh » 02 Sep 2021 13:46

Sanguine Startling first-half heatmap for Scotland in Copenhagen last night. Simply got nowhere near the Danish penalty area with the ball, appalling stuff. Awful timing that performance for Steve Clarke, having just signed a new deal.



Haven’t seen anything like that since the last time Reading played.

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Silver Fox » 02 Sep 2021 14:54

Woeful performance tbf, couple of must wins coming up


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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by LUX » 02 Sep 2021 15:25

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LUX Six against Lux :x

On a side note, Lux inaugurated its new national stadium last night…… with a win. Six points now.

See ya in Qatar.

There has been definite improvement with them in the last few years. What is it down to? Good youth system?


they have had some fantastic results recently (eg winning in Dublin in this campaign. That is a seriously good result for Lux.) But they are capable of screwing up terribly. A couple of years ago they drew with France (in a qualifying match) and three days later conceded 8 against Sweden.

They are no longer mugs, and teams like Portugal have only beaten them by the odd goal recently (having gone behind). Pretty sure both goals were scored by Ronaldo......

Of course, they will never qualify for a tournament. This time around they are in a Group with Portugal and Serbia, which is too tough. Away to Serbia on Saturday, so we'll see.

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Sanguine » 22 Sep 2021 16:23

Sky Sports reporting that the PL has agreed a break in the 2022/23 season from 13th November, resuming on Boxing Day. Yet to be confirmed how the time will be made up, but I'd expect an early August start and late May finish, with a few extra midweeks thrown in and the EFL Cup being decimated.

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Re: Qatar Hero - The World Cup 2022 thread

by Green » 22 Sep 2021 21:27

Sanguine Sky Sports reporting that the PL has agreed a break in the 2022/23 season from 13th November, resuming on Boxing Day. Yet to be confirmed how the time will be made up, but I'd expect an early August start and late May finish, with a few extra midweeks thrown in and the EFL Cup being decimated.

Makes you (well, me) wonder if the championship will have to follow suit - or perhaps just allow games to be cancelled on a fixture by fixture basis.

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