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#221 pjbear05

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

We had three outlets broacasting on Directv; Fox, Telemundo, and NBC Sports, who was also carrying the Telemundo feed.  Saw the entire game despite multiple thunderstorms in the area.  Not bad considering the dicey weather

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:07 PM

England beat a bunch of crap teams, Tunisia (just), Colombia (barely), Panama and Sweden. Why did anyone think they were any good? The only difference between this England team and the last few was a lucky draw.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:58 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 11 July 2018 - 04:07 PM, said:

England beat a bunch of crap teams, Tunisia (just), Colombia (barely), Panama and Sweden. Why did anyone think they were any good? The only difference between this England team and the last few was a lucky draw.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:10 PM

View PostTony R, on 11 July 2018 - 04:58 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 July 2018 - 04:07 PM, said:

England beat a bunch of crap teams, Tunisia (just), Colombia (barely), Panama and Sweden. Why did anyone think they were any good? The only difference between this England team and the last few was a lucky draw.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:50 PM

Well done Croatia, the much better team, perhaps 50/50 for the first half but they really wasted England.  It's gonna take some time to build this project, obviously.  I know I'm 1000% behind them for the final.  No to France, no no no!

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

I don't know how much more Croatia has left in the tank, after playing basically one extra game at this event. During the England game, players were telling the coach that they feel fine, and that there's no need to substitute them. And it definitely showed, as they became stronger the longer the match went on. Still, all those overtimes, plus France having one more day of rest, must put Mbappe & Co as favorites on Sunday.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:27 AM

 blackhawkrush, on 14 July 2018 - 08:23 AM, said:

I don't know how much more Croatia has left in the tank, after playing basically one extra game at this event. During the England game, players were telling the coach that they feel fine, and that there's no need to substitute them. And it definitely showed, as they became stronger the longer the match went on. Still, all those overtimes, plus France having one more day of rest, must put Mbappe & Co as favorites on Sunday.
One would think the extra rest may be a factor.  But didn't France have a tougher path to the final, minute for minute?  

I'm rooting for the Croats, as it would be a great story.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:08 AM

View Postgoose, on 14 July 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

View Postblackhawkrush, on 14 July 2018 - 08:23 AM, said:

I don't know how much more Croatia has left in the tank, after playing basically one extra game at this event. During the England game, players were telling the coach that they feel fine, and that there's no need to substitute them. And it definitely showed, as they became stronger the longer the match went on. Still, all those overtimes, plus France having one more day of rest, must put Mbappe & Co as favorites on Sunday.
One would think the extra rest may be a factor.  But didn't France have a tougher path to the final, minute for minute?  

I'm rooting for the Croats, as it would be a great story.
Yes, France had the tougher road, and yet it was Croatia who had to play three overtimes. Also, Croatia is one of the oldest if not the oldest team in the tournament, and that early start tomorrow is not going to help them. The game was originally scheduled for 8pm but was moved up three hours. Not good news for guys that have played soccer for over a decade.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

 blackhawkrush, on 14 July 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

 goose, on 14 July 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

 blackhawkrush, on 14 July 2018 - 08:23 AM, said:

I don't know how much more Croatia has left in the tank, after playing basically one extra game at this event. During the England game, players were telling the coach that they feel fine, and that there's no need to substitute them. And it definitely showed, as they became stronger the longer the match went on. Still, all those overtimes, plus France having one more day of rest, must put Mbappe & Co as favorites on Sunday.
One would think the extra rest may be a factor.  But didn't France have a tougher path to the final, minute for minute?  

I'm rooting for the Croats, as it would be a great story.
Yes, France had the tougher road, and yet it was Croatia who had to play three overtimes. Also, Croatia is one of the oldest if not the oldest team in the tournament, and that early start tomorrow is not going to help them. The game was originally scheduled for 8pm but was moved up three hours. Not good news for guys that have played soccer for over a decade.
That move-up gives the west coast an 8AM start.  :(

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:13 AM

View Postgoose, on 14 July 2018 - 01:36 PM, said:

View Postblackhawkrush, on 14 July 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 14 July 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

View Postblackhawkrush, on 14 July 2018 - 08:23 AM, said:

I don't know how much more Croatia has left in the tank, after playing basically one extra game at this event. During the England game, players were telling the coach that they feel fine, and that there's no need to substitute them. And it definitely showed, as they became stronger the longer the match went on. Still, all those overtimes, plus France having one more day of rest, must put Mbappe & Co as favorites on Sunday.
One would think the extra rest may be a factor.  But didn't France have a tougher path to the final, minute for minute?  

I'm rooting for the Croats, as it would be a great story.
Yes, France had the tougher road, and yet it was Croatia who had to play three overtimes. Also, Croatia is one of the oldest if not the oldest team in the tournament, and that early start tomorrow is not going to help them. The game was originally scheduled for 8pm but was moved up three hours. Not good news for guys that have played soccer for over a decade.
That move-up gives the west coast an 8AM start.  :(
That gives you more time to celebrate, if applicable. :spitwater:

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:53 AM

Somehow it's appropriate the the Fairy Cup was won by the world's biggest fairy nation.

f***in surrender monkeys.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:42 PM

You have to feel sorry for Croatia. Even with all the extra work they had to do in the tournament, they showed a more of a team game look than the French. In the end, they lacked the scoring touch France had. Maybe with a killer-instinct striker, they wouldn't have to go into three overtimes and waste so much energy.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

View Postedhunter, on 15 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Somehow it's appropriate the the Fairy Cup was won by the world's biggest fairy nation.

f***in surrender monkeys.

You are truly an educated, enlightened, classy man.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:36 PM

After all the preliminaries the final two matches were,  IMHO, anticlimactic.  England's offense went non-existent against Belgium-2 losses in the same tournament is downright embarrassing - followed by the Croats completely no showing against the smelly cheese frog eaters. Oh well, guess I'll just chill until August 10 and the Premier League start.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:25 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 15 July 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

the smelly cheese frog eaters.
You'll be hearing from Principled Man. :unsure:

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:53 PM

 Principled Man, on 15 July 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

 edhunter, on 15 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Somehow it's appropriate the the Fairy Cup was won by the world's biggest fairy nation.

f***in surrender monkeys.

You are truly an educated, enlightened, classy man.


What part was wrong?

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:06 PM

View Postedhunter, on 15 July 2018 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 15 July 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 15 July 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Somehow it's appropriate the the Fairy Cup was won by the world's biggest fairy nation.

f***in surrender monkeys.

You are truly an educated, enlightened, classy man.


What part was wrong?
I'm not sure, but I think England and especially Greece would beat France to the Final in this regard. :coy:




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