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General Chat Thread, World Cup! in General; Originally Posted by Tesla coz he played for chelsea, which is generally a much less respected club than Liverpool. Its ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    coz he played for chelsea, which is generally a much less respected club than Liverpool.

    Its pretty close these days. Liverpool lost a lot of respect over the handling of the whole Suarez affair....

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    Why is it, that for the last week everyone has been talking about the world cup. And yet today, the only day when I want to talk about the world cup no-one is interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    How many English managers have won the EPL? (none)
    How many English managers have won the Champions League? (none)
    You do know that football existed before 1991 don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    Why is it, that for the last week everyone has been talking about the world cup. And yet today, the only day when I want to talk about the world cup no-one is interested?
    They're all in mourning.

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    I know. Their slapped bum faces has set me right up for the weekend

    It does seam strange though as they were quite convincing with their enthusiasm last week on why I should like and follow football.
    How can I help them ? Even my right fist in the air salute saying "England" is not having any effect, in fact I think its making it worse.

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    Well after bringing the entire 'The Works' shop to a mute, shocked stanstill last Saturday when my daughter asked for an England Mask and I replied to her (not knowning I was that loud) "No as they will be home in about a week so you won't get to wear it for long" and everyone and I mean EVERYONE stopped with a gasp and stared at me... so I rapidly and embarrased sucurried out of the shop as they were telling me I had no faith in the team, and no english spirit. I feel bad now...oops! But maybe what I said may have been true!


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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    You do know that football existed before 1991 don't you?
    Says something when you have to go back to 1991 and 1984 since the last time an English manager won something of importance in football, does it not?

    Think you might be missing the bigger picture with the quality of English Managers and players.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hefferzzzz View Post
    You have to go a long way back for English CL winning managers
    Wasn't the CL then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Says something when you have to go back to 1991 and 1984 since the last time an English manager won something of importance in football, does it not?

    Think you might be missing the bigger picture with the quality of English Managers and players.
    I am looking at the bigger picture - you know, the one that includes the time before Murdoch started killing football.

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    Only just found out that England are out of the World Cup. That makes the front cover of the current edition of Private Eye even funnier.

    World Cup!-1368_big.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieM View Post
    Only just found out that England are out of the World Cup. That makes the front cover of the current edition of Private Eye even funnier.

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    They aren't out... yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I am looking at the bigger picture - you know, the one that includes the time before Murdoch started killing football.
    English managers have won nothing in the modern game. Looking back with misty eyes to football from 23 years ago isn't going to help now.

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    I think its all related to money, we need to pay them more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HC_Netman View Post
    They aren't out... yet!
    Sorry. Someone told me that they were. My bad.

    (Still funny, though!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieM View Post
    Sorry. Someone told me that they were. My bad.

    (Still funny, though!)
    We're not out (yet) but us staying in is now dependent on the results from the rest of the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconAlley_Sam View Post
    We're not out (yet) but us staying in is now dependent on the results from the rest of the group.
    From BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: England boss Roy Hodgson 'not resigning'
    England need Italy to win their remaining group games against Costa Rica and Uruguay to stay in the tournament.Roy Hodgson's side then need to beat Costa Rica in their final group game.
    England, Uruguay and Costa Rica would then each be on three points and qualification would be decided on goal difference.
    But the statistics are not on England's side as no team has ever lost their opening two games at a World Cup and progressed from the group.
    If we qualify I'll eat my hat.

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