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Comment on Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread by StevieBC.

Today’s game should be very interesting – and probably a lot closer than yesterday’s game !

Will we see a free flowing, high tempo, quality game between two footballing heavyweights ?

Or will we see a variation of the Dutch ‘assault the better team’ tactic, as adopted at the last WC Final ?

Just hope the ref is strong and consistent from the outset, and that Messi gets adequate protection.

Come on the Argies !

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Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread
Well for me that was the best WC that I can remember watching, going back to ’82.
Whilst the final game itself was not a classic, it seemed appropriate that the last goal scored at the Brasil WC was of such high quality to win the trophy.
A truly exquisite cross, combined with speed of thought – and consumate skill to finish the move in such a controlled manner.
Well done Germany.


Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread
Initially I wasn’t that bothered about watching the 3rd place match tomorrow.
However, the more I think about it, it could be a rather entertaining game.
Neither team – you would think – would/should be playing defensive tactics, but maybe just going out primarily to enjoy themselves.
But Brasil does have the added pressure to try and salvage some of its reputation – and try to please the local population with a convincing, stylish win against a quality European team.

This is Brasil’s last chance for maybe another 4 years to show the world that they still know how to play the ‘beautiful game’.
Winning ugly won’t endear the Brasil team to the locals or their global supporters.
And if the Dutch hump them, then all hell will break loose…

And I would seriously reconsider the national strategy of kissing Neymar’s butt at every vomit-inducing opportunity. How many professional sportsmen/women have cried at a press conference when talking about an injury they ‘might have suffered’ ? He should be smiling, positive and grateful that the injury was not career threatening. Injury is an occupational hazard for any and all sportsmen/women.
IMO and being controversial: I would drop Neymar in the short term at least, as that might be better overall for the Brasil team in the long run.


Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread
Neymar’s agent has made a wonderful defence of his meal-ticket, by having a cheap shot at the presumably soon to be ex-manager Scolari – and before the 3rd/4th place match.
And he’s just reinforcing that his client really had nothing at all to do with the poor team performances… 🙄

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/world-cup-2014-neymars-agent-launches-scathing-attack-on-brazils-luis-felipe-scolari-labelling-him-an-old-jerk-arrogant-repulsive-conceited-and-ridiculous-9596660.html


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EX LUDO
JUNE 20, 2018 at 09:25

Also listened to Mr McCoist during the Senegal game reminding everyone what a great acquisition El Hadj Djouf was for t’Rangers…
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Back in Sunny Scotland 15 and watching as many WC games as I can.

Got a nasty surprise watching STV coverage with McCoist commentating.  His wee sleekit coupon appears in my head whenever he talks mince.

Absolutely!

No shame from the dog whistler – and poor decision from STV, (ITV).

Games on mute.


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Despite the second half being woeful, genuinely pleased that Engerlund won last night.

I do like Kane, and impressed with the low-key Southgate.
Don’t think they’ll win the trophy but should be thereabouts, IMO.

And WRT StevieG’s first league game: away to Aberdeen.
Ooft!

Has TRFC lodged a complaint yet to the SPFL, that the computer used to generate the fixture list is a biased, ‘Rangers hater’?


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REDLICHTIE
JUNE 18, 2018 at 11:59

JIMBOJUNE 18, 2018 at 10:30Perhaps we should send the SFA to Iceland on a fact finding mission.——————————————————————-JIMBO, You should have stopped at the word ‘Iceland’.
Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.
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I have a mental picture of a group of blazered numpties shuffling around the nearest Iceland store to Hampden…looking more confused / bewildered than usual.

The SFA has nothing to learn from the Iceland FA, because the SFA is stoopid.

20 years of mince national football, and probably another 20 to follow.  Why change?

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Iceland – yet again – showing world football how it can punch way, way above its weight.

Wonder if any of the blazered buffoons at Hampden, (or on a jolly in Russia?), noticed…?


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On the face of it, this Club1872 revelation is nothing particularly new, IMO.

It would appear that King has exploited, (‘duped’ ?), the TRFC fans.
Yet again.
As he has been doing since he took control at Ibrox.

King and the bears simply deserve each other.

It’s yet another weird and wonderful side story of the never ending freak show.


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