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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:37 am 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:40 am 
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Okay, I'm getting quite excited about this.

As usual Bafana not good enough to qualify, so I have adopted Senegal. :smug:


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Argentina to win.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 am 
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On the basis of distant ancestry, I am backing ze Germans.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 am 
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Argentina to win.

France are very talented on paper.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 am 
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Brazil's form has been amazing for the past 3 years. I think they may go all the way.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 am 
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Beaver_Shark wrote:
Okay, I'm getting quite excited about this.

As usual Bafana not good enough to qualify, so I have adopted Senegal. :smug:


Hmm - usually I cheer for the Dutch... so I'm gonna need a new team.

Senegal are on my shortlist - along with Egypt, and South Korea.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:56 am 
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My knowledge of soccer is based on playing FIFA on the PS3/PS4.

As such, I will go for either Belgium, Argentina or Spain.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:02 am 
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As I always say in these tournaments: FORZA ITA....shit


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:04 am 
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Strong-looking squad here. Neymar also reported to be back in training.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:04 am 
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Willie Falloon wrote:
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Argentina to win.

France are very talented on paper.


So are Belgium.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:08 am 
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Strong-looking squad here. Neymar also reported to be back in training.

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Fred at a WC - what can go wrong?


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:01 am 
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It's coming home....


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:07 am 
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for some reason I can't get too excited for this, maybe because it's in fascist russia x(

brazil is the obvious candidate, with germany, spain, france and argentina in the mix as always

england to provide the schadenfreude, italy and netherlands will be missed

egypt, croatia, switzerland possible bolters


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:13 am 
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Akkerman wrote:
for some reason I can't get too excited for this, maybe because it's in fascist russia x(


I've not been excited for a Football World Cup for many years now.


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I don't expect either to progress that far, but I'm backing Nigeria and Denmark. I'll need to dig out my Nigeria top from the 98 WC.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:57 am 
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It stings when other countries are announcing their squads and your team hasn't qualified.

I will be throwing my half-hearted support behind the Polish and German lads in that order.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:58 am 
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I hope Peru gets reamed in every game. :x


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:04 am 
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It stings when other countries are announcing their squads and your team hasn't qualified.

I will be throwing my half-hearted support behind the Polish and German lads in that order.

We would have been an embarrassment. I'm almost happy we're not there tbh.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:05 am 
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Far too many shitty middle eastern oil bribed teams there, at the expense of decent euro and South American teams. Am sad there is no Scotland or ireland
Am really not that confident in England’s chances post 2nd round


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:05 am 
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I hope Peru gets reamed in every game. :x

I have always loved their kit, it would be a pleasure to watch it progress all the way to the final.


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Tschussie wrote:
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I hope Peru gets reamed in every game. :x

I have always loved their kit, it would be a pleasure to watch it progress all the way to the final.

Good thing there's zero chance of that happening.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am 
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Andalu wrote:
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I hope Peru gets reamed in every game. :x

I have always loved their kit, it would be a pleasure to watch it progress all the way to the final.

Good thing there's zero chance of that happening.

I have also always loved teams with three different colours on their kit - 1 shirt, 2 shorts, 3 socks. So if not Peru then fingers crossed for one of those countries instead.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:11 am 
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Tschussie wrote:
Andalu wrote:
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I hope Peru gets reamed in every game. :x

I have always loved their kit, it would be a pleasure to watch it progress all the way to the final.

Good thing there's zero chance of that happening.

I have also always loved teams with three different colours on their kit - 1 shirt, 2 shorts, 3 socks. So if not Peru then fingers crossed for one of those countries instead.

I like teams that are exciting to watch but each to their own.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 am 
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I like teams that are exciting to watch but each to their own.

Agree to disagree. :nod:

I have always enjoyed the German away kit when coupled with the captain's armband. I prefer the long sleeve combination but couldn't find an image.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:27 am 
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I'm only here for the girls 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:37 am 
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I think France will win. They have a hell of a side now.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:38 am 
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Iceland to fudge Australias shit up...

Playoff styles


Here, first.... :nod:


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 am 
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Iceland to fudge Australias shit up...

Playoff styles


Here, first.... :nod:

Australia to qualify from their group?
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Yes :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am 
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There are some tough groups to call.

Which two teams come out of Group H?

Who gets the 2nd spot in Groups A, C, D, E?


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am 
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I hope both Colombia and Germany do well.

I've a few Argentinian friends so maybe Argentina too.


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Iceland will be my second team (it truly is amazing given their population, and they don't poach like rugby nations!).


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Iceland will be my second team (it truly is amazing given their population, and they don't poach like rugby nations!).

I was talking to an Icelandic guy recently and it seemed like nearly every adult male in the country is a qualified coach.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:03 am 
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Tschussie wrote:
It stings when other countries are announcing their squads and your team hasn't qualified.

I will be throwing my half-hearted support behind the Polish and German lads in that order.


It's always a shame the Irish never get behind England, because in the reverse most English and English media will support Ireland.


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Tschussie wrote:
It stings when other countries are announcing their squads and your team hasn't qualified.

I will be throwing my half-hearted support behind the Polish and German lads in that order.


It's always a shame the Irish never get behind England, because in the reverse most English and English media will support Ireland.


That's true but many countries don't cheer on their neighbours. It is easier to support those teams who you won't have to witness celebrating up close (looking over the fence) should they win a tournament. I appreciate the English support for Ireland but we have also never threatened to win a tournament.

One time I can remember supporting England to win the tournament was during Euro 96.


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Willie Falloon wrote:
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Argentina to win.

France are very talented on paper.

Will they get out of the group before imploding and in-fighting?


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eldanielfire wrote:
Tschussie wrote:
It stings when other countries are announcing their squads and your team hasn't qualified.

I will be throwing my half-hearted support behind the Polish and German lads in that order.


It's always a shame the Irish never get behind England, because in the reverse most English and English media will support Ireland.


That's only because we're supporting the England 'B' team.


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Anyone but the krauts or ethpania or Peru


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