In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:03 pm

Entirely agree Siva. Rum I am not being anti English but to say they played good would be an over statement. They were very lucky throughout the whole cup competition.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:11 pm

Could never have guessed.
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Post by Svartalf » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Rum wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:21 pm
I’m puzzled by the anti England sentiment is is the England football team you hate or all English people?
I despise the opium of the masses and the people who make it into a religion...
Plus, yeah, I've got some leftover anti English sentiment from English people trying to murder some of my ancestors around 1715 (first Jacobite uprising), and from being born a French speaking Canadian, so a French-English final match would leave me without a team I can root for (I utterly despise the French national team).
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Post by Svartalf » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:22 pm

Śiva wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:58 pm
France beat Belgium 1-0 to make the 2018 World Cup final, while Croatia upset England 2-1 in extra time. France enters the 2018 World Cup finals as -110 money line favorites, meaning you'd need to wager $110 on a French victory to win $100. Croatia is going off at +360 World Cup odds (risk $100 to win $360), while a draw in regulation returns +230.
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Post by Rum » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:29 pm

I wasn't questioning the sentiment I referred to on nationalistic grounds but I was genuinely puzzled given what a bright lot most people are here. I'm sure it was just ribbing as you say - aside form SD, who I don't believe for a moment.

As to France - it is my favourite all time country. I'd have ended up living there if things had worked out just a little differently.

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Post by Jason » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:33 pm

Well I suppose you could take it so seriously as to make it a space to play out international tensions - what you call nationalistic grounds - but for me it's just a bit of sport. I could be criticized, intellectually, on the grounds of my commitment to my team - I'm sure someone could intimate that it is racist, or nationalist (the two are often held to be cousins), but it's just a bit of fun.

Do you not go in for sport much?

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:14 pm

Rum wrote:
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I wasn't questioning the sentiment I referred to on nationalistic grounds but I was genuinely puzzled given what a bright lot most people are here. I'm sure it was just ribbing as you say - aside form SD, who I don't believe for a moment.

As to France - it is my favourite all time country. I'd have ended up living there if things had worked out just a little differently.
Then dont believe it. No skin off my nose. If you cant take anti English sentiment at your age then I am very sorry for you. My name is not SD that is somebody else btw.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:20 pm

England vs Belgium World Cup 2018: Three Lions leave Russia with a whimper to finish fourth after convincing defeat
England 0-2 Belgium: Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard seal third place for Roberto Martinez’s side and condemn England to fourth place and three defeats at the World Cup
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Post by Rum » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Rum wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:29 pm
I wasn't questioning the sentiment I referred to on nationalistic grounds but I was genuinely puzzled given what a bright lot most people are here. I'm sure it was just ribbing as you say - aside form SD, who I don't believe for a moment.

As to France - it is my favourite all time country. I'd have ended up living there if things had worked out just a little differently.
Then dont believe it. No skin off my nose. If you cant take anti English sentiment at your age then I am very sorry for you. My name is not SD that is somebody else btw.
Anti English sentiment doesn't bother me remotely. Unlike your near obsession with your adopted country and hatred of the one you abandoned I have a fairly objective approach to the good and the bad about this country SD.

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Post by DRSB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:24 am

The whole world is rooting for Croatia, except the French.

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Post by Svartalf » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:26 am

and not even alll the French...
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Post by JimC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:51 am

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