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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by bonehead » July 12, 2018, 9:10 am

Pigman wrote:Deadspin headline:

England are coming home, not bringing football with them

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**** England forever and always and also a little cheeky minor **** you to any australian's with some vague 2nd,3rd or 4th generation connection to the motherland and was cheering them on. Shame on the lot of you traitorous bastards.
I am REVEALING in english misery today.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » July 12, 2018, 9:29 am

ha ha everyone wants to beat England. It would not surprise me one iota if England football team sparked the most interest of any sporting team on the planet, a lot of that interest being to see them get beat but it seems everything stops when they play. Pretty gutted but i'm sure i'll be alright.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RTW » July 12, 2018, 9:47 am

It’s not coming home
It’s not coming home
In 4 more years still won’t come home.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » July 12, 2018, 9:49 am

Not that i'd back them in but England should be in a good spot in 4 years. They took the 3rd youngest squad to the tournament with the least amount of international caps between them of any nation.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Pigman » July 12, 2018, 10:13 am

Woodgers wrote:
July 12, 2018, 9:29 am
ha ha everyone wants to beat England. It would not surprise me one iota if England football team sparked the most interest of any sporting team on the planet, a lot of that interest being to see them get beat but it seems everything stops when they play. Pretty gutted but i'm sure i'll be alright.

Nice fishing Pigman.
:D
It’ll be a snowy old day in hell when I stop engaging in schadenfreude over English sporting failure

Haha, those daft **** put every ounce of sporting talent on the First Fleet :D

It’s coming home, my old friend!
It’s coming home!
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Pigman » July 12, 2018, 10:22 am

There is about half a dozen dreary eyed, sad looking poms at my work

Can you even imagine the level of **** I’m engaging in?
I’ve got hourly emails going out reminding them it’s not coming home
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » July 12, 2018, 10:28 am

I'm not in the business of going for England over Australia in anything, so I would normally be on board with your First Fleet comment....and then I look at the Raiders line up....

As for your 2nd email, you're lucky it is work because you'd probably cop a slap off someone down the pub for that kind of carry on. That's the one area of the WC England normally shines mate!
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Pigman » July 12, 2018, 10:56 am

You know, Woody.
This is really on the English fans themselves...

The English football team's only purpose is to break their supporters hearts. Had the English stayed cynical and dismissive of this run as they were early in the tourny, they may well have not believed their way to WC glory... but they didnt!

After that Penalty shootout, the english, almost to a man, flipped! They all started to believe.
The team cant break your heart if you never had hope. But the fans feel into the trap!

I saw on twitter last night before bed an article about how England had already decided to close stores down for the final. And they were debating a bank holiday if they won the cup... THEY HADN'T EVEN QUALIFIED FOR THE FINAL YET! haha

And when i saw that, i showed my wife and said "English fans believe again, it's over, Croatia just punched their ticket to the final"
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Pigman » July 12, 2018, 11:16 am

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » July 12, 2018, 11:28 am

I can't talk for an entire nation, I don't even live there so it would be incorrect for me to try gauge that but most the English fans I know actually know something about the game so had repressed that feeling of belief and were realistic. But it's like any sporting team, once they make it to the back end of the competition of course the excitement goes up - that happens with everyone so I don't understand why people apply different standards to England fans. I saw this the other week, someone was saying the English were getting too excited etc, but all the English fans were doing was enjoying the tournament in Russia like 31 other countries where everyone says what a great atmosphere and festival they're having, yet people seem to take offence and want to ruin it for the English fans when they do the exact same thing.

You know what though, England might have missed out with the football but i've read a few things this morning and sure they didn't win it, but for a few weeks it united a nation which has been somewhat divided due to Brexit and other matters, so in the end it did a lot more good than harm.

I've said it a million times before and I used to get some retorts but now pretty much any football person I know agrees - it's unlikely England will ever win a World Cup again. They might go close but I doubt they'll win it and the reason is simply this: Pretty much every single nation on earth would prefer to beat England than any other nation. They either hate them for whatever reason along the historical line, or it's their 'big show'. Their time when the entire world is watching them. England have to play 7 finals before they get to the final and I have maintained that will always be too difficult to overcome.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by 1992 » July 13, 2018, 12:14 am

Croatia to beat France?
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » July 13, 2018, 9:07 am

Won't get close I wouldn't imagine.

To be honest the Socceroos gave everyone the blueprint to beat them, we just lacked the technical quality to finish it off and got a fair bit of bad luck in that match as well to lose. Press them hard off the ball, bully them, batter them and watch them buckle. The French aren't known for taking the knocks without meekly submitting. Uruguay tried it in the quarters and gave them a good run. That's Croatia's best chance.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Pigman » July 13, 2018, 10:13 am

Hi guys,

Just here to remind you all, that if you're having a bit of a **** morning, remember this:

It's not coming home.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RTW » July 13, 2018, 11:06 am

Pigman wrote:Hi guys,

Just here to remind you all, that if you're having a bit of a **** morning, remember this:

It's not coming home.

Regards,
Pigman
Haha thanks I just used that to wind a few mates up!

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by kiwi raider » July 14, 2018, 11:07 am

Pigman wrote:
July 12, 2018, 10:13 am
Woodgers wrote:
July 12, 2018, 9:29 am
ha ha everyone wants to beat England. It would not surprise me one iota if England football team sparked the most interest of any sporting team on the planet, a lot of that interest being to see them get beat but it seems everything stops when they play. Pretty gutted but i'm sure i'll be alright.

Nice fishing Pigman.
:D
It’ll be a snowy old day in hell when I stop engaging in schadenfreude over English sporting failure

Haha, those daft **** put every ounce of sporting talent on the First Fleet :D

It’s coming home, my old friend!
It’s coming home!
Hell of a coincidence that any one with sporting talent was also a convict!

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Pigman » July 16, 2018, 9:55 am

And with that comes the end of the WC.
Everyone heads home now... except Football, which is going to France.
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The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Sid » July 16, 2018, 6:43 pm

Congratulations to FIFA’s World Cup Golden Ball winner Billy Slater
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Post by Dusty » July 17, 2018, 7:40 am

Usain Bolt to sign with the Central Coast Mariners


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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » July 18, 2018, 8:24 pm

Sid wrote:
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Congratulations to FIFA’s World Cup Golden Ball winner Billy Slater Image
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Congratulations to France and bad luck with that own goal to Croatia. The added pressure of trying to get that back seemed to take the sting out of them in the second half. But for such a small nation in terms of population, it was an outstanding effort from them.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » July 20, 2018, 11:10 am

Dusty wrote:
July 17, 2018, 7:40 am
Usain Bolt to sign with the Central Coast Mariners


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The CEO stating it is just a 6 week trial if it goes ahead, so they're not signing him. This would be extraordinary publicity for the Mariners if it goes ahead as they have no reason to commit to him at all (unless they want even more publicity!).
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Schifty » July 21, 2018, 9:04 am

"Highlights" from when Bolt had a run against the Norway under 18 team..



Doesn't look too flash, but at the end of the day he is just a faster and stronger version of Matt Simon so he might actually get the contract.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -TW- » August 12, 2018, 11:01 pm

The EPL comes back at the perfect time for me to stop giving a **** about the Raiders for the year

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by BJ » August 12, 2018, 11:31 pm

Yep. Was a magical moment to watch the Wolverhampton Wanderers run out after 6 and a half years in the lower divisions.

The crowd and even commentator reaction was spine tingling. The commentator said the cheers were so loud he felt like Wolves had won the Premier League, not just simply returned to it.

BTW after being the least spending and clearly the weakest club in the EPL last time, Wolves now have rich Chinese owners and a connection to a powerful (some say dodgy) player manager.

Mmmmm Raiders have the Chinese Huawei connection, just need the player managers to come to the party.

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