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by englishchief
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Pele, Maradonna, Eusebio, Di Stefano, Charlton, Best, Puskas, Beckenbauer, Moore. Cannavaro was a better player than C.Ronaldo is. Ronaldo is nowhere near to being a GOAT. He and Messi are just trumpeted by Asian football fans who invariably support Barcelona or Real Madrid as 'the best ever' since ...
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Im supporting England now. My two teams are gone Germany and Argentina. Supporting Croatia now. Still going with my tip France to win it outright. Don't fancy supporting your neighbours (who would support Ireland if they ever got to a World Cup)? Yep that's how it works. If the Scotland and Wales w...
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

iarmhiman wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Im supporting England now.

My two teams are gone Germany and Argentina.

Supporting Croatia now. Still going with my tip France to win it outright.
Don't fancy supporting your neighbours (who would support Ireland if they ever got to a World Cup)?
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IVF treatment
Replies: 88
Views: 4609

Re: IVF treatment

It's coming out of taxes that would be reduced if the orphans had adopted parents...
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Hope Uruguay beat France. Germany, Argentina, Portugal and France would all be out :thumbup:
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban
Replies: 161
Views: 4691

Re: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban

That was... enjoyable. Sharks on the up, Lions in freefall.
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

You can't judge England (or Belgium) for the dull game between their 2nd XI's, both teams were drastically weakened.

It's also really funny when 'England fans' are grouped as a single entity :lol: that has set opinions that every England fan follows and believes
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban
Replies: 161
Views: 4691

Re: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban

TheSmurf wrote:
englishchief wrote:
TheSmurf wrote:Say what you like about him, Jantjies takes the hits and keeps getting up. Respect.
Can't get a head injury if you don't have a brain :smug:
So you're basically unbreakable then?
Some might say that. Maybe I'm a distant relation to Elton?
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban
Replies: 161
Views: 4691

Re: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban

TheSmurf wrote:Say what you like about him, Jantjies takes the hits and keeps getting up. Respect.
Can't get a head injury if you don't have a brain :smug:
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crossword - Saturday
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Crossword - Saturday

26, Across
Spoiler: show
nine
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Uruguay vs Portugal may break a record for the maximum time the ball isn't in play, in my opinion. Referees generally don't add time for anything except injuries where the medical team attends to the player, or 30 seconds per substitution.
by englishchief
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban
Replies: 161
Views: 4691

Re: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban

Really looking forward to this. SA bragging rights at stake.
by englishchief
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women are the same as men #46,712
Replies: 118
Views: 8165

Re: Women are the same as men #46,712

They're going after ring girls in boxing next
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Bayern wrote:Very little diving in that match so that was refreshing...
Northern Europeans :thumbup:
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Nice to see so many British Isles lads supporting England... All I'll say is: England now have a better chance of reaching a semi-final. England now have a lower chance of reaching a quarter-final. And the fact that only 2-4 of the players playing today would be in the starting XI means that Englan...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Nice to see so many British Isles lads supporting England... All I'll say is: England now have a better chance of reaching a semi-final. England now have a lower chance of reaching a quarter-final. And the fact that only 2-4 of the players playing today would be in the starting XI means that Englan...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Yep... I said before the tournament, 2nd Rd or Qtr Final and I'd be elated. Anything but group stage humiliation would be fine. I've got that now. Anything more is a brucey bonus. France still my favourites... Just. Yep. Building for 2020 and 2022. But that's the first time these words actually mea...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban
Replies: 161
Views: 4691

Re: Sharks v Lions - 30 June, Durban

Hope Cameron can show Rassie what he is missing...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Nice to see so many British Isles lads supporting England... All I'll say is: England now have a better chance of reaching a semi-final. England now have a lower chance of reaching a quarter-final. And the fact that only 2-4 of the players playing today would be in the starting XI means that England...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gay men demand £450 pm treatment to not use a condom
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Gay men demand £450 pm treatment to not use a condom

The scrounging buggers can just buy condoms and save themselves and the rest of us money They also forget that the advice to use protection is applicable to everyone, and is based on the idea that protection stops the spread of every STI, not just HIV. The NHS is very negligent in not making this p...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gay men demand £450 pm treatment to not use a condom
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Gay men demand £450 pm treatment to not use a condom

The scrounging buggers can just buy condoms and save themselves and the rest of us money
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women are the same as men #46,712
Replies: 118
Views: 8165

Re: Women are the same as men #46,712

If women want sportswomen to be paid as much as sportsmen it's within their power. Watch Women's sports, read/click articles about sportswomen, attend womens sports events, buy the merchandise of women's sports teams. With enough interest, the sponsorship/advertising money will follow. Stop being s...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Poland to beat Japan, would be the most 2018WC thing to happen. Hence I actually think it's better for us to win. Yeah, I've come round to this way of thinking. As Lineker posted on twitter, we've won 2 knockout games since 1990. 'Planning' our route to the semi-finals is getting ahead of ourselves...
by englishchief
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women are the same as men #46,712
Replies: 118
Views: 8165

Re: Women are the same as men #46,712

The loony left are really scraping the bottom of the barrel here. It's about $250 for Lord's sake :lol:
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

It's just nostalgia for past players. Even Italy 2006 had some average players, like Grosso, Cameronasi, Toni, etc. You need 4-5 world class players and the rest just need to be solid.
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Cheating Costa Rican twat. Something has to be done about this. This is the #1 sport in the world, teh showpiece tournament, littered with cheats. Uterly appalling. Imagine if Switzerland had gone out because of that??? They need to start putting heavy sanctions on these gutless cnuts. What happened?
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Whoever finishes second in England's group has Switzerland or Sweden in the quarter final, assuming they beat the team that finishes top of Japan's group (probably Japan). Tasty.
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Nobody has discussed this but so far by people who has been to Russia I have heard that this's one of the most brilliant Cups in history, amazing stadiums, organization is perfect, hosts are friendly, etc. etc. Yep, what the England fans on the ground are saying too according to YouTube. Seen inter...
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Japan in the R16 and Switzerland in the QF would be very tempting for Eng/Bel to throw the game and finish second. Potentially a smooth ride to a semi. Only recent one I can think of is Italy in 2006 who played Australia in R16 then Ukraine in the QF, which is probably the easiest of all time. Altho...
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

earl the beaver wrote:The curse of champions isn't it?

Performance in subsequent tournaments

1998 France, 2002 out in group
2002 Brazil, 2006 made it through
2006 Italy, 2010 out in group
2010 Spain, 2014 out in group
2014 Germany, 2018 out in group
Suddenly it doesn't seem so bad if England don't win it :D
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Lastly, VAR was excellent today- just shows that it's the referees who make it good/bad, not the idea of VAR itself.
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Speaking of mockers, I think there's potential for the mockers to be called in to action if one of England/Belgium decide to play for 2nd place in the group.
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

LandOTurk wrote:BBC headline - is not Mex and Swe are through, of course
It's the leading headline on the main news page, let alone the sports pages :lol:
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

When you go to Germany, just remember, don't mention the var
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

That was... delicious
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Cartman wrote:Who gets Mex as it stands?
Brazil
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

c'mon germany, 2 goals to take the latinos out 1 goal is enough? Then Germany would have +1 goal difference, Mexico would have 0 if it stays 2-0 to Sweden. Think so. Massive shame if Mexico don't make it. They're a great team Losing 3-0 to Sweden isn't a great team. Mexico only had to draw to finis...
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Akkerman wrote:c'mon germany, 2 goals to take the latinos out
1 goal is enough? Then Germany would have +1 goal difference, Mexico would have 0 if it stays 2-0 to Sweden.
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 141665

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

I don't buy the 'gaining momentum' argument. All the most recent World Cup winners have looked good the whole tournament. Germany beat Portugal 4-0 or 4-1 in the group during 2014, Italy were hard done by in the group in 2006 but looked very solid, same with Spain. The main thing all those teams ha...
by englishchief
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Useless Talents
Replies: 136
Views: 6258

Re: Useless Talents

I can roll a 50p through my fingers very quickly