World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by soggy biscuit » 12 Oct 2013 08:09

And what a winner it was too!!

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by Royalclapper » 12 Oct 2013 12:31

Portugal keeper Rui Patricio had an absolute 'mare with this one against Israel last night. Russia look set to win Group F with Portugal in the play offs.

http://youtu.be/RqT8x74S9_Q

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by soggy biscuit » 12 Oct 2013 15:23

Van Persie becomes Netherlands all time top goalscorer

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by soggy biscuit » 12 Oct 2013 15:29

First leg of the African play offs this weekend

Burkina Faso Vs Algeria (4:00pm)
Ivory Coast Vs Senegal (5:00pm)
Ethiopia Vs Nigeria (1:00pm tomorrow)
Tunisia Vs Cameroon (5:00pm tomorrow)
Ghana Vs Egypt (Tuesday)

2nd legs next month

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by soggy biscuit » 12 Oct 2013 20:02

Burkina Faso 3-2 Algeria
Ivory Coast 3-1 Senegal

Drogba & Kalou for Ivory Coast


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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by just some bloke » 12 Oct 2013 20:44

soggy biscuit First leg of the African play offs this weekend

Burkina Faso Vs Algeria (4:00pm)
Ivory Coast Vs Senegal (5:00pm)
Ethiopia Vs Nigeria (1:00pm tomorrow)
Tunisia Vs Cameroon (5:00pm tomorrow)
Ghana Vs Egypt (Tuesday)

2nd legs next month


Always good to see first-timers appear at the World Cup, so it'd be good to see Burkina Faso and Ethiopia in. I see you've noted BF's first leg win too.

Ethiopia's kit is very disappointingly bad. It sort of has the badge on the shoulder:


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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by just some bloke » 12 Oct 2013 20:49

Royalclapper Portugal keeper Rui Patricio had an absolute 'mare with this one against Israel last night. Russia look set to win Group F with Portugal in the play offs.

http://youtu.be/RqT8x74S9_Q


and people give Rob Green and Joe Hart a hard time

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by soggy biscuit » 12 Oct 2013 21:13

Colombia qualified last night.

3rd and 4th in that table qualify and are currently Ecuador & Chile who with one game to go are both 3 points ahead of Uruguay.

Ecuador & Chile playing each other next week where a draw would obviously send them both to the World Cup. Lump on folks! :lol:

Uruguay playing the Argies so probably doesn't matter anyway

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by just some bloke » 12 Oct 2013 21:35

This World Cup is going to be absolutely brilliant. Nobody expects England to win so hopefully we'll see less of that related nonsense and just enjoy watching how far they can go, whilst enjoying all the other teams in the tournament.


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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by Ian Royal » 12 Oct 2013 21:55

just some bloke This World Cup is going to be absolutely brilliant. Nobody expects England to win so hopefully we'll see less of that related nonsense and just enjoy watching how far they can go, whilst enjoying all the other teams in the tournament.

Beat Poland and have six months of some decent performances in the PL from some of the usual suspects and I'm sure the media can whip up a "we might actually win it" frenzy.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by stealthpapes » 12 Oct 2013 22:37

Ethiopia kit is so horrid, it's good.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by tmesis » 12 Oct 2013 22:49

just some bloke This World Cup is going to be absolutely brilliant. Nobody expects England to win so hopefully we'll see less of that related nonsense and just enjoy watching how far they can go, whilst enjoying all the other teams in the tournament.


who the hell have you known who actually thought England were going to win a tournament in the last 20 years?

The media* haven't been saying it for ages. Fans never think England are going to win any more either, so why do so many still talk as if people in England routinely believe we are the best in the world?

About the closest you get is Sky News going into a pub full of England fans and shouting "who's going to win?" and getting them to shout "England!!!!" back.

* I'll exclude Ian Wright, who'd probably tip England to win the superbowl if asked.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by stealthpapes » 12 Oct 2013 22:58

2006, the death of the whole Golden Generation thing. But it was definitely there, then. Believe.


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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by From Despair To Where? » 13 Oct 2013 00:06

Pretty sure England were hyped as realistic potential winners in 1998 and 2002 as well.

Even 2010, whilst people didn't expect them to win, they certainly expected more than the 4 pretty abject performances that were served up.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by just some bloke » 13 Oct 2013 00:39

I watched England in major tournaments in 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 (twice if you include the Olympics) and each and every time the media has hyped up England's chances and I've had friends who entirely expect England to win the whole thing.

2014 really does seem to be different in that nobody expects much at all.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by soggy biscuit » 13 Oct 2013 07:57

98 was probably the most hyped I have known. GoLOLden generation + a near final appearance in 96 had the media convincing people we only had to turn up to win.

98 is probably my favourite WC memories as an England fan anyway. Left work at lunchtime to get to the train station in order to get to my local for the Tunisia game. Town centre at lunchtime was mayhem, queue's outside pubs, people rushing around trying to get to somewhere to watch the game. Just can't imagine that happening again.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by Handsome Man » 13 Oct 2013 10:41

tmesis
just some bloke This World Cup is going to be absolutely brilliant. Nobody expects England to win so hopefully we'll see less of that related nonsense and just enjoy watching how far they can go, whilst enjoying all the other teams in the tournament.


who the hell have you known who actually thought England were going to win a tournament in the last 20 years?

The media* haven't been saying it for ages. Fans never think England are going to win any more either, so why do so many still talk as if people in England routinely believe we are the best in the world?

About the closest you get is Sky News going into a pub full of England fans and shouting "who's going to win?" and getting them to shout "England!!!!" back.

* I'll exclude Ian Wright, who'd probably tip England to win the superbowl if asked.


I watched the Champions League and for two year's solid they told us that Beckham, Joe Cole, Lampard and Beckham was the best midfield in the world and that everybody rated John Terry as a defender, so we were definitely among the favourites. We were just lied to as when it came to the 2006 World Cup, we never had a chance and only Ashley Cole looked a half-decent player.

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by creative_username_1 » 13 Oct 2013 11:38

just some bloke This World Cup is going to be absolutely brilliant. Nobody expects England to win so hopefully we'll see less of that related nonsense and just enjoy watching how far they can go, whilst enjoying all the other teams in the tournament.


I've already got my England are gonna win the World Cup thread scheduled

We're on our way, we're ron's twenty two
hear on the roar, of the red white and blu

this time more than any other time this time
we're gonna find a way find a way to
get away this time getting it all together
to win them all
is what we'll set out to do
we have a dream,
we know you're sharing it too
this time, more than any other time, this time
we're gonna find a way
find a way to get away this time
getting it all together
we'll get it right
this time
we'll get it right
this time
it makes you wonder, it makes you proud
to play for England and here the crowd
as we're marching on towards victory
this time,
this time
We're on our way, we're ron's twenty two
hear on the roar of the red white and blu
this time
more than any other time this time
we're gonna find a way find a way to
get away this time getting it all together
we'll get it righ - t this time
we'll get it right - this time
we'll get it right - this time
we'll get it right - this time
we'll get it right....

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Re: World Cup Qualification - Brazil 2014

by just some bloke » 13 Oct 2013 13:33

That was the best World Cup song ever. Better even than the excellent World in Motion. It deserves a Youtube link at least. Watch this, it's brilliant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO844xT7ivE

I want one of them jerseys

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