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It is officially World Cup Month

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Still Loves Emma Bunton. Roy McDonough is God!
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Oh ye of little morals. I’ve still not watched a minute or read anything other than a headline about the WC. I may waver if we get to QF but for now I can’t equate our current financial plight to the spectacle over over inflated money hosted in an immoral nation. I’ve lost no sleep and feel I’ve missed out on nothing so far
 

The Big Dady

¡Viva la Kevolución!⭐
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Qatar are the first host country and team ever to be eliminated and knocked out of a World Cup, this is the earliest exit by a host nation in the tournament's 92-year history.
 

Sandbach Shrimper

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Actually Germany still have a decent chance of scraping through. On paper they should beat Costa Rica and Spain should beat Japan. Even if Spain and Japan draw they can still qualify.

England's draw against USA doesn't look that bad now. Quite a lot of teams who have played well in the first game then struggled in the second. Lots of tight groups heading into the final round of games.
 

Tangled up in Blue

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Actually Germany still have a decent chance of scraping through. On paper they should beat Costa Rica and Spain should beat Japan. Even if Spain and Japan draw they can still qualify.

England's draw against USA doesn't look that bad now. Quite a lot of teams who have played well in the first game then struggled in the second. Lots of tight groups heading into the final round of games.
Wouldn't want a bet on it by any chance? Loser pays a tenner to SZ.

Bump. :Winking:
 
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THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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Lots of cheating at this World Cup. Some teams, every time a players arm even goes near an opponents face, they scream out in pain and go down holding their face. Then when you see the slow mo, their face is hardly touched, or in a lot of cases, not at all, Lol.
 

BALDY

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Lots of cheating at this World Cup. Some teams, every time a players arm even goes near an opponents face, they scream out in pain and go down holding their face. Then when you see the slow mo, their face is hardly touched, or in a lot of cases, not at all, Lol.
To quote former Dagenham F C manager Tony Jennings "you won't find a bigger bunch of cheats than footballers"
 
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stewart

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To quote former Dagenham F C manager Tony Jennings "you won't find a bigger bunch of cheats than footballers"
to me if a player is found to be cheating it should be an automatic red card, if a ref or linesman miss it ,then it should be looked at after the match and if found that player cheated by diving play acting and so on ,the powers that be should red card that player. Hate cheats ,hate divers etc .
 
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BALDY

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What annoys me at times.....A bad foul is committed after five minutes and the ref gives the player a ticking off....Not a yellow because it was too early.
 

BALDY

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After "the hand of God" who would have cared if England had cheated--- we would have cheered the ball into the net.
 
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to me if a player is found to be cheating it should be an automatic red card, if a ref or linesman miss it ,then it should be looked at after the match and if found that player cheated by diving play acting and so on ,the powers that be should red card that player. Hate cheats ,hate divers etc .
I’ve always liked the idea that the subsequently identified cheat would get a punishment in line with what they were trying to pin on their opponent. If they feigned what would have led to a three match ban, they can retrospectively enjoy that.

Yes, Rivaldo, I’m looking at you!
 

Rob Noxious

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I think it's been a great World Cup so far. I've been laid low with the dreaded man flu since last Thursday so I've seen many more games than I'd expected as I've not had much energy to do anything else.
 

The Big Dady

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I think it's been a great World Cup so far. I've been laid low with the dreaded man flu since last Thursday so I've seen many more games than I'd expected as I've not had much energy to do anything else.

Great excuse, I know a few people using that, and I can say from first hand experience it actually works.
 

Leigh_Seasider

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After "the hand of God" who would have cared if England had cheated--- we would have cheered the ball into the net.
I’ve always thought, we should’ve hacked Maradona down for the second. Take a booking or a sending off, just stop him. We’re too nice. South Americans don’t give a ****, as long as they win.
 

GNH

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Currently Argies 2-0 Poland + Saudi 0-2 Mexico = Poland/Mexico level on points, GD, goals scored and disciplinary points, so it would go to drawing lots to see who goes through as it stands..........
 
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