General Chat Thread, World Cup! in General; Will the Dutch finally step up to the mark? Best team never to have won it.
My usual thing is ...
9th June 2014, 11:46 AM #61
Will the Dutch finally step up to the mark? Best team never to have won it.
My usual thing is pick a team to support alongside England, for when England inevitably disappoint! Avid fan until the last but also a realist!
9th June 2014, 11:46 AM #62
And now you're telling me Politician's don't tell the truth! this is outrageous!
Originally Posted by nephilim
9th June 2014, 11:55 AM #63
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I think as usual the dutch will self implode, a lot of talented players but no real teamwork.... I used to love them but after their performance in the 2010 final I've gone off them a bit. I'd love to see a European team win it as it seems that everyone has written anyon who's not south american off (including me as I'm predicting Argentina).
Originally Posted by GREED
9th June 2014, 12:02 PM #64
I'd be happy with Argentina winning it, they've flown under the radar a bit in recent tournaments.
9th June 2014, 12:25 PM #65
Watching the game Saturday night was infuriating. Then again, it's England. Ah.
9th June 2014, 12:26 PM #66
Hoping Iran win, as my team in our sweepstake!
9th June 2014, 12:37 PM #67
Link: World Cup kits through the ages [The Guardian- World Cup kits through the ages – interactive guide]
Explore the history of the World Cup with our graphic guide to every kit worn by this year's 32 competing teams since the competition began in 1930.
9th June 2014, 12:41 PM #68
I actually found myself wanting England not to concede because of the big man. Bit torn when Izzy went up the pitch and had a shot.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
Interesting England stat: Since the EPL began only 3 players that play outside of England have ever been selected: Beckham, Hargreeves and Forster. 6 players in the Spanish squad all play outside Spain, in this years squad.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 9th June 2014 at 01:26 PM.
9th June 2014, 01:14 PM #69
Did Mcmanaman or Owen not get selected when playing for Real Madrid? Interesting!!
9th June 2014, 01:20 PM #70
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owen was only a Madrid for a year 04-05 so there wasn't a world cup at the time and Mcmanaman was there from 99-03 and wasn't selected for the 02 world cup.... Wikipedia
Originally Posted by tudorcrisp
9th June 2014, 01:21 PM #71
Is it me or does Pele make ridiculous statements about England every World Cup: BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: England and Brazil's chances equal - Pele
9th June 2014, 01:25 PM #72
His most accurate is on Mike Bassett.
Originally Posted by sparkeh
9th June 2014, 01:34 PM #73
I'm running the sweepstake for my work, i just picked out Chile, so definitely not a fix, and the first person to draw a team picked Brazil!!
9th June 2014, 01:56 PM #74
I just looked at our 2010 squad for kicks. Effing hell we were awful.
9th June 2014, 02:01 PM #75
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Same will be said when we go into the next world cup if we struggle in this one.... The issue was that there were nowhere near as many young players coming through as we do now. It could still be a big risk taking as many kids as we have, difficult to keep your cool when you're out in that heat (Beckham '98)
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