The World Cup Thread

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  1. Earlsdon_Skyblue1

    Earlsdon_Skyblue1 Well-Known Member

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time.

    World Cup draw takes place today at 15:00. Who do you want? How far do you think we can go? Who should and shouldn't be on the plane?

    I noticed the squad are staying in Repino, which might as well be in Finland! Looks kind of like some of the nice suburbs I saw in Latvia by the coast. That region I find is really fascinating.

    Here's putting my neck on the line, I actually think we can do quite well in this tournament... Quarter Finals.

    What's everyone's thoughts?
     
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    Yeah, scrape through to the quarter finals without at all being convincing.

    The fact it is Southgate in charge convinces me we won't pull up any trees and will be cautious.
     
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    I think quarter finals only if the draw is kind to us. I actually think our squad is much better than most people believe but unfortunately we have a coach who is out of his depth.
     
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    I think our only hope is if he has very, very minor nose reconstruction surgery.

    That would keep him out of action for about three and a half years.
     
  5. CJ_covblaze

    CJ_covblaze Well-Known Member

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    Argentina, Iran and Panama would probably be the easiest group we could have. Oddly I’d rather face more of the sides in Pot 1 than those in ours’. First of all though A2 is the one I want to avoid more than anything. If that happens I’ll breathe a sign of relief, as will my travel insurance company.
     
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    out in the first knockout game..fimish 2nd.in group. then we play a real team. we have no decent defenders. which means a real team will.paste us. quarters-no chance
     
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    For a start ground useless Joe Hart.
     
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    Must get thru 1st phase. After that depends on who we get. Like others I feel we may fall at the first knockout game.


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    Sadly since the Kishorn yard dry dock in Wester Ross was decommissioned there are no facilities suitable in the UK.
     
  10. Earlsdon_Skyblue1

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    Absolutely. He should not be number 1.

    Forster, Butland, and Pickford are all good. I think one of them should be given a go.
     
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    Portugal v Spain 1st game group B. Tasty.


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    We start with


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    England games

    Tunisia Monday 18th 7pm
    Panama Sunday 24th 1pm
    Belgium Thursday 28th 7pm
     
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    Not bad Belgium, Tunisia, Panama and England. Couldn’t really ask for better. If we mess up (again) we will only have ourselves to blame.


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    Zzzz, I'd rather see us get dumped out of a more interesting group.
     
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    We are going to win it!!!!! (The PAnama game maybe)
     
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    Good thing is that Belgium is last and England might already be through by the time they play that game.
     
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    Gulp!!! Anyone seen the potential routes for England?

    IF we were to win our group it could pan out as:


    COLOMBIA knock out

    Then

    BRAZIL in the quarter final

    FRANCE in the semi final

    GERMANY in the final



    Runner up could pan out as:


    POLAND knock out

    Then

    GERMANY in the quarter final

    SPAIN in the semi final

    BRAZIL in the final
     
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    deffo 2nd to Belgium. Then a humiliation thrashing in knockout. Forget this tournament. Euro's should see new talent coming in Hopefully some decent defenders. In this country we seemed to have forgotten the art of defending. All about the fast running wingbacks, getting forward. None of present squad would get into the English defence from the latter part of last century. So until we find some defenders forget tournaments and enjoy the qualifying games against piss poor teams. Rant over
     
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    Even we should be able to make it out of that group. First knockout game should be winnable as well. From then it gets a lot harder, would be very surprised if we get further.
     
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    Not going to beat Belgium. So not winning group
     
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    Well I wouldn't hold your breath
     
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    Something sounds very familiar about the stadium for Englands first game.
     
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    You have just wasted 15 minutes figuring that out, we'll never get THAT far!
     
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    Beat Belgium after woefully conceding late to one of the other teams and therefore needing a result to go through. Pony on it, monster monster
     
  29. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Pundits on Radio 5 making out Russia had been given an easy group. Are they definitely better than Uruguay (Suarez, Cavani) and Egypt (Salah)?
     
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    They've been given a favourable opener, but I could see them being battered by the other sides. I also really, really want it to happen.
     
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    Think we would win either of the knockout games, then it's the proper teams, and to be fair you can't hope/expect easy games at that stage. I'm going for an optimistic semi final appearance based on the positivity needed to be a CCFC fan!
     
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    Yet Wales beat Belgium.
     
  33. Otis

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    Err, took me about 30 seconds typing it down off my TV screen. Beeb put it up. Didn't take me 15 mins at all.
     
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    Flying out on Saturday 16th. Anyone else going? Very happy with the opponents and location of games in the group, along with the possible 2nd round opponents. It could be very interesting in the final group game if both sides have 6 points. With both teams through both should be going for it. We've actually looked quite good when that has been the case. They're the second best side in it and would obviously be favourites to win that game but you never know given that situation.
     
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    Let us know if you want any advice, CJ. As I mentioned on another thread, my missus is from Volgograd and all her family live there. Her sister speaks excellent English.
     

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