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The Amazing Dale Watkins

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  1. I agree with the OP. Sounds to me like you're sacrificing a better user experience because of the way the internal mechanics work. If that's how auto-saves work then it seems to me that they should work differently, rather than adding an extra hoop for the user to jump through. I'd also get rid of the mandatory save and trigger the auto-save some other way, and either give them a generic name if no save exists, or prompt the user for a name the first time it auto-saves.
  2. They must be on to something big if they're putting out this ridiculous Klinsmann smoke screen.
  3. Yeah, I'm not bitter, but I just didn't see the game that way at all. I'd agree that possession is overrated and that sitting back and counter attacking is a valid strategy, but France is no Atlético. They were absolutely terrible when they did have the ball (excluding the first ten minutes). They didn't hit Germany on the break, because they immediately lost the ball with inaccurate passes.
  4. Well, I'd agree that a team "deserves" to win if they score two and their opponent can't finish even once. I do not think that France were the better team overall, far from it. I think that's the first time I saw anybody claiming so. They played well the first ten minutes, that was it. Germany was clearly "better", but still can lose to a team at that level. That's why we all love the game, isn't it.
  5. Probably all been said already, but IMHO Germany was the better team, France the better finishers. The script couldn't have been written much worse for Germany, well maybe except Neuer getting a Red. I will cheer for France in the final.
  6. I don't know if it's the mark of a good or a bad referee to judge a situation squarely by what the rule book allows, isolated from the overall situation. For example, I thought the penalty call against Schweinsteiger was quite harsh even if replays show the call to be technically correct. I would have preferred the ref to show greater situational awareness, but that's how I frequently feel on unintentional hand balls. Overall, the refereeing has been of pretty good quality this tournament, but there are definitely inconsistencies in the level of strictness.
  7. Of course there was an enormous amount of luck to get there, but if they manage to win the final then who cares.
  8. If the current forum software had an upvote/karma feature I'd have used that a hundred times, now I'm just quoting you to express my strong agreement with this.
  9. Just as Germans were pleased to see him gone. He is pretty good at motivating players but his tactical understanding of the game is pitiful, though he does seem to be learning.
  10. While it's amusing to see someone defending Pepe, wasn't this thread supposed to be about who we want to win? It's pretty simple: the Portuguese want Portugal to win, and almost everybody else wants them to go out as quickly and painfully as possible.
  11. Wednesday 6th July 2016 Portugal 2-1 Wales 20:00 Thursday 7th July 2016 Germany 1-1 France 20:00
  12. Thursday 30th June 2016 Poland 0-1 Portugal 20:00 Friday 1st July 2016 Wales 1-2 Belgium 20:00 Saturday 2nd July 2016 Germany 1-1 Italy 20:00 Sunday 3rd July 2016 France 2-1 Iceland 20:00
  13. Switzerland 1-0 Poland (Saturday 14:00) Wales 2-0 Northern Ireland (Saturday 17:00) Croatia 1-1 Portugal (Saturday 20:00) France 2-0 Republic of Ireland (Sunday 14:00) Germany 2-0 Slovakia (Sunday 17:00) Hungary 1-2 Belgium (Sunday 20:00) Italy 0-0 Spain (Monday 17:00) England 1-0 Iceland (Monday 20:00)
  14. Sunday 19th June 2016 Romania 1-0 Albania Group A 20:00 Switzerland 1-1 France Group A 20:00 Monday 20th June 2016 Russia 0-1 Wales Group B 20:00 Slovakia 0-2 England Group B 20:00 Tuesday 21st June 2016 Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany Group C 17:00 Ukraine 1-2 Poland Group C 17:00 Croatia 1-2 Spain Group D 20:00 Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey Group D 20:00 Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Hungary 0-2 Portugal Group F 17:00 Iceland 0-1 Austria Group F 17:00 Italy 1-1 Republic of Ireland Group E 20:00 Sweden 0-2 Belgium Group E 20:00
  15. Wednesday 15th June 2016 Russia 1-1 Slovaki Group B 14:00 Romania 1-0 Switzerland Group A 17:00 France 3-0 Albania Group A 20:00 Thursday 16th June 2016 England 2-1 Wales Group B 14:00 Ukraine 2-0 Northern Ireland Group C 17:00 Germany 1-1 Poland Group C 20:00 Friday 17th June 2016 Italy 1-1 Sweden Group E 14:00 Czech Republic 0-2 Croatia Group D 17:00 Spain 2-1 Turkey Group D 20:00 Saturday 18th June 2016 Belgium 2-0 Republic of Ireland Group E 14:00 Iceland 0-0 Hungary Group F 17:00 Portugal 2-0 Austria Group F 20:00
  16. Accidentally signed the wrong Romanian player, Stancu instead of Stanciu, but luckily he goes on to score a goal
  17. Friday 10th June 2016 France 1-0 Romania Group A 20:00 Saturday 11th June 2016 Albania 0-1 Switzerland Group A 14:00 Wales 0-0 Slovakia Group B 17:00 England 2-1 Russia Group B 20:00 Sunday 12th June 2016 Turkey 1-1 Croatia Group D 14:00 Poland 2-0 Northern Ireland Group C 17:00 Germany 2-1 Ukraine Group C 20:00 Monday 13th June 2016 Spain 1-0 Czech Republic Group D 14:00 Republic of Ireland 0-1 Sweden Group E 17:00 Belgium 1-1 Italy Group E 20:00 Tuesday 14th June 2016 Austria 2-0 Hungary Group F 17:00 Portugal 3-0 Iceland Group F 20:00
  18. I'd have a tenner to burn if you want to give a spot to me.
  19. I just noticed the World Cup format is a bit random, too. I can add proper seeding for the group and knockout stages.
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