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Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Hogg-DEENEY!!!, Nov 12, 2022.

  1. In reality of course he beat Holland (brilliant result and performance) and drew the other two before the lottery of pens. His reputation is entirely built on that one Holland game (plus of course a thoroughly enjoyable win against little old Scotland!).
  2. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    We played awful against Spain, but really should’ve beaten Germany, we had the better chances by far. And that was a Germany who were the real deal.
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  3. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Can’t be arsed to look back at the records, but Spain weren’t that much cop then, were they? I remember much discussion of how a country with such a strong domestic league had such a poor record in international tournaments.
  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Spain were perennial underachievers, much like England, up to the wonder team of the noughties.
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  5. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Wow, Behrami is still staring for Switzerland.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022
  6. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Again true which is why is said it was small sample size. We actually played poorly against Spain if I recall as well. I think the strong performance in semi final also adds to his legacy though. Similar stuff to the 1990 semi.
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  7. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    underachievers I’d say. The world cups that bookmarked 1996 they played pretty well in 1994 and lost late to Italy in quarters and in 1998 were fairly well fancied but imploded in group stage (remember Nigeria beating them 3-2 in a classic)
  8. Yes very true - awful against Spain, unlucky against Germany. As you say, small sample size. Always hated Venables.
  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Ok he’s actually retired, not sure what I heard there!
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  11. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Nkoulou started for Cameroon this morning. Yet another former Watford star playing at the highest level.
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  12. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    World Cup is jammed full of former hornets!
  13. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    5p acca on all the so called underdogs today, £110 if they all win, lets go!!
  14. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    What time did he go off injured?
  15. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Later on ITV1, Team X v Team Y, a really mouthwatering prospect, and tomorrow it's Team U v Team V an even more mouthwatering match, and then later on Team K v Team L, so mouthwatering that you'll be needing to suck on a whole bucket of silica gel. All live and exclusive on ITV1, more mouthwatering than old skool Opal Fruits.
  16. "The player born in Cameroon scores for Switzerland against Cameroon."
    It ain't roight.
  17. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    The entire back line + keeper for South Korea are called Kim, as well as five of the subs.
  18. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    The Vampire returns.

    "His Hunger never dies".

    He wouldn't stake his life on it.
  19. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Put your money on Kim as Korea's MoM
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  20. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Wow only 1 minute of added time at the end of the first half in the Korea v Uruguay game.
  21. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Remember when we were heavily linked with Kim Min-Jae? Now here he is in the WC and one of the best CBs in Serie A this season. Can't remember which bag of ***** we signed instead but good times.
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  22. Quality of commentary/punitry is appalling.
    "not much yet for the goalkeepers to work with"
    "It is important to win your first game but also don't lose it as well...."

    One shot on target in 82 mins so far. The matches seem to either be stunning or dreadful.
  23. Wrong agent.
  24. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    All stemmed from a January transfer window tweet by the ever reliable Leventhal where he claimed we’d made bids for him and Maxwell Cornet and were ‘in talks’.

    Funny reading through the transfer section thread. One familiar player ‘expert’ poster unsurprisingly said that he couldn’t have been any good as we didn’t sign him. Lol.
  25. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    This World Cup is a bit of a joke off the pitch and, with the farcical added time, dodgy VAR and guaranteed penalty every game, is becoming a joke on the pitch.
  26. reids

    reids Squad Player

    There was definite interest from our side, Giraldi confirmed it a few months back (
  27. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Decent end to Portugal v Ghana (currently 3-2). 9 extra minutes. Time enough to really fark off the substituted CR7.
  28. Fernandiiito

    Fernandiiito Academy Graduate

    Portuguese players diving and play acting all game. Really hope Ghana can do it.
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  29. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Arse. Ghana contrive to mess up 9 added minutes with a slew of misplaced passes and unforced errors.
  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    And then mess up a golden chance at the death
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Portugal got away with that in many ways .

    Bit more confidence to get forward earlier by Ghana and composure at the end and Portugal might have been in trouble.
  32. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    Let the media group w@nk over Brazil begin.
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  33. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    Clearly we had our scouting right for one player...

    Starting up front for Brazil in a World Cup is a former Watford player.

    That's pretty insane to say out loud.
  34. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Just thought exactly the same to myself.

    Tim Vickery still couldn’t bear to mention him in his pre-match bit.
  35. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Come on Serbs! Someone kick that twaaat Neymar right up his fascist arse.

    Edit: Good lad Pavlovic! Got 'im!
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022
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