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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Another missed opportunity.


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Deadtigers wrote:
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Winnie wrote:
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Iceland are a tricky physical opponent just ask England.
A draw or better is a result.
It’s hard to play against 11 goalies.

But with the attacking talent they have on display (including the greatest player the world has ever seen © ETB) Argentina should make mincemeat of them


Let’s see how the others do against them.
Messi looks like a one man team.


He has more help than CR7 and against an inferior opponent oh and a missed pen!


Everybody has their days. Still the best player in the world.


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Deadtigers wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Iceland are a tricky physical opponent just ask England.
A draw or better is a result.
It’s hard to play against 11 goalies.

But with the attacking talent they have on display (including the greatest player the world has ever seen © ETB) Argentina should make mincemeat of them

Let’s see how the others do against them.
Messi looks like a one man team.


He has more help than CR7 and against an inferior opponent oh and a missed pen!
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Penalties are 100% luck.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Any reason why a talent like Dybala hasn't featured here?

coach doesn't like him


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Ronaldo would score this


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well done iceland :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:54 pm 
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Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?


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I bet that they'd win, but they've got a draw.

I love watching Iceland. :lol: :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:54 pm 
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julian wrote:
Deadtigers wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Iceland are a tricky physical opponent just ask England.
A draw or better is a result.
It’s hard to play against 11 goalies.

But with the attacking talent they have on display (including the greatest player the world has ever seen © ETB) Argentina should make mincemeat of them

Let’s see how the others do against them.
Messi looks like a one man team.


He has more help than CR7 and against an inferior opponent oh and a missed pen!
.
Penalties are 100% luck.

Nonsense


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:55 pm 
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That's a great result for Iceland.


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Argentina will probably win the cup now.

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earl the beaver wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

:lol:


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Well done Iceland. :thumbup:


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Anyone who has spent any amount of time with Argentinians will know how f**king raging the whole country will be right now :lol: :lol:


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Winnie wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

:lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Now to SA v Eng. at some point today i may get up.


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Jim Lahey wrote:
Winnie wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

:lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Winnie wrote:
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[quote="Flametop"celand are a tricky physical opponent just ask England.
A draw or better is a result.
It’s hard to play against 11 goalies.

But with the attacking talent they have on display (including the greatest player the world has ever seen © ETB) Argentina should make mincemeat of them

Let’s see how the others do against them.
Messi looks like a one man team


Penalties are 100% luck.

Nonsense[/quote]
Bullshit


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iarmhiman wrote:
Jim Lahey wrote:
Winnie wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

:lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Messi's legacy in tatters, Bale up to #2.


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Tireless determination from Iceland.

The Hand of Cod goalie is a hero.


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Tireless determination from Iceland.

The Hand of Cod goalie is a hero.


Very good. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Pens are like Free Throws in basketball. look easy but ain't but practice and ability to deal with pressure make a difference. Great goalscorers have been bad pk takers, however Messi ducked at it.

Flametop, are you Earl2? No help, one man team? again who on Portugal's team makes Argentina's squad! That says all we need to know about who has more help. I mean Dybala is on the bench for the Argies, he would be starting with Portugal.


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There won't be a socially progressive policy passed in Reykjavik tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:35 pm 
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Pens are like Free Throws in basketball. look easy but ain't but practice and ability to deal with pressure make a difference. Great goalscorers have been bad pk takers, however Messi ducked at it.

Flametop, are you Earl2? No help, one man team? again who on Portugal's team makes Argentina's squad! That says all we need to know about who has more help. I mean Dybala is on the bench for the Argies, he would be starting with Portugal.

Obviously Argentina have a load of forwards, they left Icardi at home ffs but Portugal have a better goal keeper, better defenders and better midfielders. Argentina gameplan is genuinely pass it to Messi, and it's only through his ability that they even qualified for the tournament with a hattrick on the final day and when a team stays compact like Iceland and can swarm Messi then they really don't know what to do, it's not really the same as Portugal who are much happier on the break.

You'd imagine that they won't be going into games with 2 holding midfielders like that unless they play against a team who is actually going to have loads of possession, Banega was a real improvement on Biglia and much as I love Mascherano he's a hatchet merchant in midfield these days, either play him at centre back and shift Rojo to the left or bring him on to slow the play down.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm 
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hope denmark smash the cheating plum


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Good so far


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earl the beaver wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

Not at the world cup :smug:

Messi does have the record of being statistically the worst penalty taker at this world cup though :thumbup:


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earl the beaver wrote:
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Pens are like Free Throws in basketball. look easy but ain't but practice and ability to deal with pressure make a difference. Great goalscorers have been bad pk takers, however Messi ducked at it.

Flametop, are you Earl2? No help, one man team? again who on Portugal's team makes Argentina's squad! That says all we need to know about who has more help. I mean Dybala is on the bench for the Argies, he would be starting with Portugal.

Obviously Argentina have a load of forwards, they left Icardi at home ffs but Portugal have a better goal keeper, better defenders and better midfielders. Argentina gameplan is genuinely pass it to Messi, and it's only through his ability that they even qualified for the tournament with a hattrick on the final day and when a team stays compact like Iceland and can swarm Messi then they really don't know what to do, it's not really the same as Portugal who are much happier on the break.

You'd imagine that they won't be going into games with 2 holding midfielders like that unless they play against a team who is actually going to have loads of possession, Banega was a real improvement on Biglia and much as I love Mascherano he's a hatchet merchant in midfield these days, either play him at centre back and shift Rojo to the left or bring him on to slow the play down.


Portugal have a very good right now which Argentina criminally have not had during Messi's time. Portugal also had a good one in their 2002 runner-up Euro run. But to a man, Argie players are all worth more on the transfer market than Portugal players except maybe CR7 and the GK but if that was Romero in goal it might be Different. The key is though Portugal are playing like Iceland except they have a GOAT on their side. They are playing for each other and improving the sum of their parts. The coaching, teamwork, chemistry are what are making them play better. Argues don't have a good coach and limited teamwork and brotherhood. probably because they are so go on their own at clubs.


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chinga tu madre :lol:


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earl the beaver wrote:
Winnie wrote:
Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

Not at the world cup :smug:

Messi does have the record of being statistically the worst penalty taker at this world cup though :thumbup:

Joint worst now :smug:


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Should be Ireland vs New Zealand :(


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This is a good wee game this


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dennmark should have put it away there


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yes :lol: fudge you peru


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taxi drives into the crowd in moscow, a few mexican fans injured, not intentional apparently

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Finally Croatia is up. Lets hope they have a good world cup. Always supported them.


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Decent game with two teams going for it.


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earl the beaver wrote:
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Ronaldo would score this

That would be why Ronaldo has a considerably worse record from free kicks than Messi?

salty


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Nigeria were terrible.

Croatia functional but not much better, although dragged down by an awful nigerian performance.


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