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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by reptar » June 17, 2018, 3:49 pm

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by PigRickman » June 17, 2018, 9:46 pm

Haha glad i stumbled across this... I dont know **** about soccer, i love the world cup though. I'm watching as much of it as i can

hand on heart, that looked like a clumsy mistimed challenge and worthy of a penalty. One replay gave the impression he got a piece of the ball, the other two looked as though he missed it.
Getting near enough to 50% of possession and losing 2-1 to France is a pretty great result for us, i honestly thought they'd pump us by 3+ goals. I knew more of the french players by name than the aussies!
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The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RTW » June 17, 2018, 10:00 pm

**** Pigman has found the football thread. Time to pack it up boys...

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » June 17, 2018, 11:51 pm

Optus are the biggest pack of ****s in Australia.

They should try save some face and just hand back the rights to sbs to show it on free to air.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » June 18, 2018, 12:02 am

From what I saw (which was at most a quarter of the match thanks to Optus) Serbia should have ended that game a lot earlier..

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by reptar » June 18, 2018, 7:48 am

Pigman wrote:
June 17, 2018, 9:46 pm
Haha glad i stumbled across this... I dont know **** about soccer, i love the world cup though. I'm watching as much of it as i can

hand on heart, that looked like a clumsy mistimed challenge and worthy of a penalty. One replay gave the impression he got a piece of the ball, the other two looked as though he missed it.
Getting near enough to 50% of possession and losing 2-1 to France is a pretty great result for us, i honestly thought they'd pump us by 3+ goals. I knew more of the french players by name than the aussies!
In all replays, though, the ball changed it spin when going past his foot. I'm okay with it being a penalty, but it irritated me commentators saying he missed the ball completely. They played well despite starting the game nervously. Hopefully they can take this into the subsequent games.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RTW » June 18, 2018, 9:25 am

Schifty wrote:From what I saw (which was at most a quarter of the match thanks to Optus) Serbia should have ended that game a lot earlier..

I hear you loud and clear. Optus chat got some attention from me last night and this morning. Deadset amateur hour!

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -TW- » June 18, 2018, 10:51 am

Works fine through the SBS app.. ironically enough

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by PigRickman » June 18, 2018, 3:26 pm

-TW- wrote:
June 18, 2018, 10:51 am
Works fine through the SBS app.. ironically enough
Ive heard that
i got up this morning for BRA-SUI and the feed cut out a few times, i lost audio, optus sport just crashed every 10 minutes
it was a disaster.

Ive downloaded SBS app and will give it a whirl tomorrow. Fingers crossed
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » June 18, 2018, 4:40 pm

RTW wrote:
June 18, 2018, 9:25 am
Schifty wrote:From what I saw (which was at most a quarter of the match thanks to Optus) Serbia should have ended that game a lot earlier..

I hear you loud and clear. Optus chat got some attention from me last night and this morning. Deadset amateur hour!
I may have sent a few (many) tweets to Optus in the last 24 hours..

People shouldn't have to watch the world's biggest tournament on a phone screen, and also via an app that isn't made by the people meant to telecast the whole thing.

Anyway Malcolm Turnbull has come out and said he has spoken to the optus CEO who assures everything will be ok tonight.

I think EVERYONE knows how this story will end.

Also lets be honest, Costa Rica vs Serbia isn't going to draw the highest amount of traffic/data.. Unless angrier fans means more bandwidth in which I would then understand why it crashed..

Serbia had a player almost start an all in brawl with the opposition coach for time wasting with his side UP 1-0 in the 91st minute....

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Dibbers » June 18, 2018, 7:29 pm

Sbs have the rights for the next 48 hours while optus try and sort it out.

Ive got fetch tv on adsl (nbn not available yet) and haven't had a drama yet... from what im hearing, its the optus app on thinfs like apple tv and phones that are playing up...

Not defending them, just saying

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by PigRickman » June 18, 2018, 8:18 pm

Schifty wrote:
June 18, 2018, 4:40 pm
RTW wrote:
June 18, 2018, 9:25 am
Schifty wrote:From what I saw (which was at most a quarter of the match thanks to Optus) Serbia should have ended that game a lot earlier..

I hear you loud and clear. Optus chat got some attention from me last night and this morning. Deadset amateur hour!
I may have sent a few (many) tweets to Optus in the last 24 hours..

People shouldn't have to watch the world's biggest tournament on a phone screen, and also via an app that isn't made by the people meant to telecast the whole thing.

Anyway Malcolm Turnbull has come out and said he has spoken to the optus CEO who assures everything will be ok tonight.

I think EVERYONE knows how this story will end.
How did it end?
Sounds your favourite PM got the job done ;)
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » June 18, 2018, 10:22 pm

What is the opposite of damage control?

This.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by 1992 » June 22, 2018, 4:11 pm

Croatia 3

Argentina nothing
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -TW- » June 22, 2018, 6:56 pm

Argentina big chance of going out the back door

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by SubLime Green » June 24, 2018, 10:37 pm

I hate the poms as much as anyone else, but could the SBS commentator sound any less enthusiastic about these English goals against Panama? :lol:

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Dibbers » June 25, 2018, 12:09 pm

SubLime Green wrote:
June 24, 2018, 10:37 pm
I hate the poms as much as anyone else, but could the SBS commentator sound any less enthusiastic about these English goals against Panama? :lol:
Other than the Lingard goal, there wasn't much to get enthused about. To me it feels like England played out a "scratchy" 6-1 win as ridiculous as that sounds.

The cracker from Lingard was world class, but other then that you had 2 Pens, 2 Set Pieces and a horrendously lucky deflection... Only 1 goal from open play.... against a "minnow" team... it wasn't exactly an attacking masterclass...
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Post by SubLime Green » June 25, 2018, 7:02 pm

Dibbers wrote:
June 25, 2018, 12:09 pm
SubLime Green wrote:
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I hate the poms as much as anyone else, but could the SBS commentator sound any less enthusiastic about these English goals against Panama? :lol:
Other than the Lingard goal, there wasn't much to get enthused about. To me it feels like England played out a "scratchy" 6-1 win as ridiculous as that sounds.

The cracker from Lingard was world class, but other then that you had 2 Pens, 2 Set Pieces and a horrendously lucky deflection... Only 1 goal from open play.... against a "minnow" team... it wasn't exactly an attacking masterclass...
I'm not suggesting it was the world's greatest performance, but the commentary yesterday barely got above a normal conversational tone. It's hardly a requirement for a goal/play to be world-class for a commentator to engage the audience with emotion.

Off the top of my head, Diego Costa scored a lucky deflection vs Iran and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a header from a set piece vs Morocco (neither Iran or Morocco being footballing powerhouses), and on both occasions the commentators showed far more emotion than last night.

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Post by SubLime Green » June 25, 2018, 7:09 pm

On another note, the English seem to be hoping to finish second in their group so that they avoid Germany/Brazil in the Quarter Finals. Finishing second would mean they play either Japan/Senegal in the R16 and Mexico/Switzerland (as it stands) in the Quarter Final.

I would love for them to get their wish and then crash out to Senegal/Japan. :lol:

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Post by Dibbers » June 25, 2018, 7:26 pm

SubLime Green wrote:On another note, the English seem to be hoping to finish second in their group so that they avoid Germany/Brazil in the Quarter Finals. Finishing second would mean they play either Japan/Senegal in the R16 and Mexico/Switzerland (as it stands) in the Quarter Final.

I would love for them to get their wish and then crash out to Senegal/Japan. Image
I think the poms have been burned so often by their football team, particularly in the last 20 years. A lot of that is the crazy pressure the press usually puts on them.

I think all the british commentators are reluctant to get over excited based on past experience

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » June 26, 2018, 9:14 am

overall the VAR os ****.

What's the point of it if the referee can still deny a request from the VAR team that his decision should be reviewed?

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Post by Dibbers » June 26, 2018, 9:23 am

Schifty wrote:
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overall the VAR os ****.

What's the point of it if the referee can still deny a request from the VAR team that his decision should be reviewed?
I'm not a fan of any VAR, DRS, Bunker etc. Should be down to what the ref sees on the field. All video reviews do is decrease the quality if refereeing as they know they have a fall back. Look at whats happened to touchies in league? Do they actually do anything anymore?

And the linesman in the world cup have been told to keep their flag down if its a close call and let VAR handle it...
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Post by SubLime Green » June 26, 2018, 12:14 pm

Yeah, the VAR has just been frustrating to deal with so far. I thought the second Saudi penalty was ridiculous to be honest. I still don't quite understand how it was given after watching other players get rugby tackled to the ground throughout the tournament. There was about as much contact as Neymar's disallowed penalty and the Saudi player had a clear hold of the Egyptian's shirt.

There seems to be some unanswered questions with the process as well, particularly given there aren't natural stoppages in play immediately after a non-call. What happens if play continues and someone commits a red/yellow card offence? Does the card stand if play is brought back for the penalty? If it's violent conduct, it's cut and dry; but what about professional fouling?

That's not even starting on the long delays in the game or the incessant demands of players and coaches to check the VAR every 5 minutes .

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » June 26, 2018, 4:44 pm

Considering all of our goals have come as a result of VARs, I welcome our new overlords


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Post by RedRaider » June 27, 2018, 2:15 am

All over for Australia. I guess there will always be the question over how the side would have played if the coach, Ange Postecoglou, that got them to the World Cup had decided to stay the course with his team. It's a bit like an NRL coach getting a side to the top 8, then deciding to quit. By the time the next World Cup rolls around Australia will have to find replacements for Cahill, Milligan, Jedinak etc. Hopefully we can develop a player/s who will be more effective in front of goal than the likes of Juric/Kruse/Irvine etc.

I kept switching between the Australia v Peru match (on SBS) and France V Denmark (on Viceland). I think it would be fair to say that in the second match both sides had decided to 'save their legs'.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -TW- » June 28, 2018, 7:36 am

Germany gone.. that's huge

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Post by SubLime Green » June 28, 2018, 2:05 pm

I'm intrigued to see how the England v Belgium game plays out. Win and you get put in the half with France, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Mexico. Lose and you are with Spain, Russia, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland.

I know some of the big teams haven't fired to far, but there isn't much question that the teams in that first group are much more dangerous if they start to click...

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Post by Woodgers » June 29, 2018, 12:35 pm

My Dad's side of the family is English so i've grown up supporting them in all the tournaments so i'm used to the expectations and the failures.

The England vs Belgium game this morning was farcical. It was a blight on football that 2 sides made that many changes and then actively tried to lose the match. I'm not even sure it's a solid tactic at this tournament anyhow, none of the big names have stood out at all so I don't know why a team like England would try to avoid a Quarter final against Brazil when the Round of 16 game against Columbia is probably going to be just as difficult. The danger in doing what England are doing here is they're not following the old cliche of taking it each game at a time and you do that against a side like Columbia at your peril.

England haven't played anyone decent so far but I think their squad and system looks far more balanced than it has in a long time. England should be going for it at this tournament, not because they're an elite side, just because I think they're good enough to mix it with the best that this tournament has had to offer so far, no teams are really standing up as a clear favourite and England in their own right should be just playing each game as it comes to win, they'll have to meet a 'big name' sooner rather than later anyhow.
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Post by 1992 » July 10, 2018, 8:53 pm

Nothing since?

Croatia Vs England

Za dom!!!!
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Post by Woodgers » July 11, 2018, 12:29 pm

Me and me Mum and me Dad and me Gran
We're off to Waterloo
Me and me Mum and me Dad and me Gran
And a bucket of Vindaloo!

I haven't been this nervous about a semi since I watched Brokeback mountain. C'mon England :D
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Post by -TW- » July 11, 2018, 6:51 pm

I dunno if I want England to get beat in the semi, or let them get all excited and crumble in the final

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Post by RedRaider » July 12, 2018, 6:45 am

Well done Croatia. Small nation with a lot of heart in their football team, beats England to make it through to the final of the World Cup. You little ripper. :)

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Post by -TW- » July 12, 2018, 8:11 am

Croatia you beauty

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Post by PigRickman » July 12, 2018, 8:29 am

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England are coming home, not bringing football with them

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