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

Post by Animavore » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm

France V England for the finals. France to win.
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Post by Jason » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Animavore wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm
France V England for the finals. France to win.
Sounds good to me. :cheers:

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Post by Seabass » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:23 pm

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Post by Svartalf » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:29 pm

I'm not, that match was not good at all
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Post by Jason » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:39 pm

Svartalf wrote:
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I'm not, that match was not good at all
I picked France to win before the round of 16 started, but I had some qualms about this match. Pavard and Mbappe have both performed really well, and though Belgium seemed to dominate in possession and shots taken in the first half, France struck home and then held off the Belgians for the remainder of the match. I thought it was well done.

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Post by Svartalf » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 pm

I've wanted France to lose since the start, because it winning provoques unsufferable manifestations of stupid joy from countless noisy yahoos. Although Belgium dminated the match, they dreadfully failed in what they were supposed to do, which is, win the match, even though they ware suposed to have the best offensive array of all the competition. now, I'll have to suffer from france going to the finalls and possibly winning, that is not acceptable. I should sue Belgium for the pretium doloris of my having to suffer from people's unwelcome enthusiasm.e
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Post by Animavore » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm

The French are no where near as insufferable as the English who are incredibly sore losers and, as a corollary, sore winners.

I'd rather the French win any day.
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Post by Animavore » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:59 pm

The English also have the added layer of nationalistic Brexiters treating a win like some sort of victory against Europe.
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Post by Svartalf » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:05 pm

well, the english still have to go through croatia, who just might humiliate them nastily...... which I hope as I really don't see myself rooting for the brits in the finals.
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Post by Rum » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 pm

Animavore wrote:
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The English also have the added layer of nationalistic Brexiters treating a win like some sort of victory against Europe.
Well the nation is behind them - brexiteers and just ordinary people who aren't normally into footy - and footy fans of course. It would be nice to think this sort of enthusiastic communal energy is a harmless form of nationalism but it does seem to bring out a nasty element. Comments about the 800 year old 'rivalry' between France and England...and all the rest of it. It is almost like proxy war.

Still proxy war is better than real war and maybe that is how we should regard it.

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Post by PsychoSerenity » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 am

If we could win the football and get to call off Brexit, I'd take that deal.
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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Svartalf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:38 am

winning the cup still is a possibility, if you can walk all over the Croatians and the the French... as for the other, forget it, it's been called, and it's gonna happen whether or not England changes its mind... and it's going to be a hard brexit because, up to now most of the British plans and proposals have been unreasonable, and we're going to make you pay for spitting in the soup and making Europe a hell for the other members all the time you were in.
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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:04 am

Croatia is going to give France a good game in the final.
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Post by Svartalf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 am

I don't doubt it, I'm still wondering how France has managed to reach the finals with the lackluster performance they have given all along.
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Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Scot Dutchy » 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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