In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Svartalf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:40 am

well, judging by perormance, the Belgians ought to have won... and I still don't get how the French managed to piece the Uruguayan defence twice while not taking a goal in ... GrANTED, aRGENTINA WAS NOT WHAT IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF Maradonna, and the pool matches were against severely weaker teams... but fact is, France is not what it was 20 years ago, and has not been putting on too good a show this tim, yet, it reaches the finals.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:41 am

They have been like the English lucky.
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Post by Svartalf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:55 am

Definitely... and there's only one match left to see if their luck holds.
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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Hermit » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:29 pm

Hermit wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:40 am
pErvinalia wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:35 am
I'm sure you'll whinge about it extra hard if England win..
If England wins "[Insert country name of losing team here] was robbed!"
And here it is:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 am
When? If anyone has been lacklustre and bloody lucky it is the English. They should not be where they are if it was judged on performance.

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Post by Rum » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:34 pm

The miserable old Dutch Scotsman can't spoil the mood.

They have plans to close the road - the 'drag' where most of our nightlife is here in Carlisle this evening. I doubt a car would get up it if we win anyway but the place will be gated.

If we lose -sadly there will be tempers I suspect.

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:35 pm

Smash another ambulance or two.
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Post by Rum » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:36 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Smash another ambulance or two.
Why bother with an ambulance? There'll be lots of windows to smash up.

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Post by Forty Two » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Rum wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:34 pm
The miserable old Dutch Scotsman can't spoil the mood.

They have plans to close the road - the 'drag' where most of our nightlife is here in Carlisle this evening. I doubt a car would get up it if we win anyway but the place will be gated.

If we lose -sadly there will be tempers I suspect.
It's that's Anglo-Saxon minset rearing its ugly head again....
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar

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Post by Rum » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Forty Two wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Rum wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:34 pm
The miserable old Dutch Scotsman can't spoil the mood.

They have plans to close the road - the 'drag' where most of our nightlife is here in Carlisle this evening. I doubt a car would get up it if we win anyway but the place will be gated.

If we lose -sadly there will be tempers I suspect.
It's that's Anglo-Saxon minset rearing its ugly head again....
A bit of harmless fun.

Actually it is inexcusable but it does seem to be human nature.

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Post by Forty Two » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:16 pm

The Dutch celebrate victories far more appropriately. It's only when it is appropriate to riot that they will riot, like when Feyenoord loses the Dutch football championship.... then, obviously, it makes sense to riot - but, when they riot, they riot better than English rioters, that's for sure.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar

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Post by Rum » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm

We do urban riots better than anyone other than the Mericans.

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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Jason » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:28 pm

England enters Wednesday's semifinal at +135 on the money line, meaning you'd need to bet $100 on an English victory to win $135. Croatia enters this must-win 2018 World Cup match at +230, while a draw in regulation is +220. The over-under on total goals scored is 2.
Looks like it'll be riots in Croatia tonight then.

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Post by Forty Two » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:35 pm

Croatia has the more experienced team.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar

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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Jason » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 pm

From Tweeter:

If #ENG win tonight:
Don't smash up bus stops.
Don't get into a fight.
Don't jump on cars or emergency vehicles.
Don't be a dick

If #ENG lose tonight:
Don't smash up bus stops.
Don't get into a fight.
Don't jump on cars or emergency vehicles.
Don't be a dick

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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by laklak » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 pm

I predict a riot.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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