General Discussion: World Cup 2018


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Crackajack
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8 Jul 2018 19:28
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Razorlight123
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8 Jul 2018 19:35
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snaye
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8 Jul 2018 20:20
carl lewis wrote: Did you see them against Arg?

Thats the only decent performance from them in the tournament and a distant memory in WC terms. Besides Argentina are broken, any half decent side could take them apart.

Croatia looked average against Denmark, and Russia plus have now played 240 minutes plus pens in last 2 games.

As I said above, nothing to fear imo.
pentonville
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posted 8 Jul 2018 20:37, edited 8 Jul 2018 20:37
I personally don't think England are playing him well, but he does still contribute - just a terrible finisher - which has been his main weakness this season.

The whole tournament he´s had the touch of an iron bar, he´s been caught out of position frequently, and can´t read his teammates. Should´ve been subbed after 15 mins against Colombia and not started against the swedes.
caol87
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8 Jul 2018 21:26
Think the only reason Sterling is staying on so late into games is that he's just a nuisance for the oppositions defence, that is about it i'd say as his finishing has been, well, not great, and he has been like that for City this season also, never really rated him, thought he has always been over-rated
Prospekt
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posted 8 Jul 2018 21:45, edited 8 Jul 2018 21:45
Scored 18 Prem goals last season for City not playing as an out and out striker. Not too shabby is it?
Sheppy
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290 posts since 2/3/08

8 Jul 2018 22:07
His pace and movement is why he's staying on, he scares defenders and he'll scare Lovren and Vida on Wednesday. Croatia might dominate midfield but they'll find it hard to score and I suspect England will continue to dominate with set plays and will make the final.
carl lewis
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8 Jul 2018 22:15
snaye wrote:
carl lewis wrote: Did you see them against Arg?

Thats the only decent performance from them in the tournament and a distant memory in WC terms. Besides Argentina are broken, any half decent side could take them apart.

Croatia looked average against Denmark, and Russia plus have now played 240 minutes plus pens in last 2 games.

As I said above, nothing to fear imo.

Defo a lot fear as they haven reach top gear as yet. Hendo won’t know what’s going on when Mod and Rac start to show their class
TROYBOY
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8 Jul 2018 22:41
Prospekt wrote: Scored 18 Prem goals last season for City not playing as an out and out striker. Not too shabby is it?

All of them tap ins for the best team in the league.
RickRude
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8 Jul 2018 22:54
Rakitic is not nothing special Carl - just a neat and tidy player. Croatia should be light work for England - they have fucking Lovren at the back ffs.
dearTDot
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posted 9 Jul 2018 03:24, edited 9 Jul 2018 03:24
TROYBOY wrote:
Prospekt wrote: Scored 18 Prem goals last season for City not playing as an out and out striker. Not too shabby is it?

All of them tap ins for the best team in the league.

Also the system their playing gives him plenty of space. Ask Messi

Scored 18 but also missed a handful of sitters
Davinho
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2185 posts since 2/12/08

9 Jul 2018 08:51
All the lads going on about sterling, you’re talking absolute bollocks. Probably should’ve scored but he hasn’t had a bad World Cup, he scared the shit out of Sweden’s defence and Croatia will be hoping he’s rested on Wednesday.
snaye
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10595 posts since 24/10/02

9 Jul 2018 08:54
carl lewis wrote:
snaye wrote:
carl lewis wrote: Did you see them against Arg?

Thats the only decent performance from them in the tournament and a distant memory in WC terms. Besides Argentina are broken, any half decent side could take them apart.

Croatia looked average against Denmark, and Russia plus have now played 240 minutes plus pens in last 2 games.

As I said above, nothing to fear imo.

Defo a lot fear as they haven reach top gear as yet. Hendo won’t know what’s going on when Mod and Rac start to show their class

Not reached top gear, so they have decided to play average against Denmark and Russia? It was a tactic to play more football than required for an older team? So now they are going to decide to play top gear against a more organised side in England?

Your'e talking bollocks Carl
Burt
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9 Jul 2018 09:25
Davinho wrote: …he scared the shit out of Sweden’s defence and Croatia will be hoping he’s rested on Wednesday.
^^^This, his pace is frightening. - plus he makes so many unselfish runs off the ball, creating space for others. He's a confidence player and could do with a goal to lift him; probably nip and tuck between him and Rashford to start but he deserves his place after the Sweden game.
MoB
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9 Jul 2018 10:39
Sterling ftw
pentonville
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9 Jul 2018 19:50
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pentonville
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9 Jul 2018 19:52
What’s more annoying than Sterling being so utterly shit is that none of the commenteriat are talking about him trying to trap the ball like an elephant trying to stamp on a mouse. It’s like they’re willingly turning a blind eye. I would fully back him to do something world class in a situation where England lose to Croatia tho.
Davinho
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9 Jul 2018 20:02
Yeah he’s wank, no idea why guardiola and Southgate persist with him. They should listen to a fella that watches ‘top flight football once or twice a season’ and fuck him right off.
pentonville
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316 posts since 12/3/12

9 Jul 2018 20:30
Exactly!
RickRude
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9 Jul 2018 21:16
Davinho wrote: Yeah he’s wank, no idea why guardiola and Southgate persist with him. They should listen to a fella that watches ‘top flight football once or twice a season’ and fuck him right off.

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