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sebsy

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  1. I said at the time it was clearly staged. If one person runs on the pitch, it could easily be they were a bit drunk, or just caught up in the atmosphere and grandeur of the occasion, but when 4 people all invade at the same random time it was clearly something staged. Wonder what will happen to these 4 people who have so openly opposed Putin. Wonder if they just disappear...
  2. Don't think we should have one, personally. Maybe if we'd lost in the final, perhaps, but not for making the Semis. There'll likely be people there to cheer them home off the plane, but definitely shouldn't be anything in way of an organised parade.
  3. Yeah, a penalty for me. Don't think it was deliberate as such, but felt his hand moved unnaturally towards the ball, almost like a reflex thing.
  4. I'm not gay, but I'm livid that MIR is reeling off his favourite male hotties and has completely shunned this sexy bastard
  5. I can't really compare to others because tbh once four years have past I don't really recall how good an overall tournament was, but this World Cup has been pretty great. Only a few poor quality matches but the majority have been really entertaining.
  6. I definitely would. Deserves a chance to win the Golden Boot. Would definitely give Pope and Butland a half each, too, and try and make sure those who have played the least so far get some time, so would give Welbeck a start.
  7. Not been in this thread since the first few games. Picked out my favourites from those posted. In no order, all of these girls are really cute. All of these girls are naturally gorgeous. The 2 Icelandic girls are right up there and the Iranian girl is amazing. Gorgeous brown eyes on the Croatian lass and I appreciate her natural eyebrows with a little hint of bushiness to them. Can't stand the permanent marker drawn on eyebrows look such as Ospina's partner here: She is naturally really pretty, but ruins it with ridiculous looking, awful eyebrows.
  8. So, homophobic abuse and throwing foreign objects is only 60% worse than wearing the wrong socks. Fair enough.
  9. They made a meal out of Denmark and then the same thing against Russia. Didn't perform like they did in the group stages.
  10. After the group stages, I really liked the looks of Belgium, Croatia and Uruguay, more so than the usually fancied sides such as Germany, Spain or France. Croatia have been poor since the groups and been very fortunate to get this far whilst France have done the opposite and played pretty well after struggling a little in the group stage. Belgium have looked consistently good though so I'd like to see them get to the final as they were the team I felt played best in the groups, too. Should be a great match tonight.
  11. I just generally dislike the things players get away with, such as taking a throwin 10 yards up from where it went out. If I was a referee I would brutally enforce that 4th bullet point. There is absolutely no reason for a player, when a throwin, free kick etc... has been given to the opposition for the player to pick the ball up, carry it away 10 yards, and then throw it back. Literally no need to do that, but it is done all the time. I would book any player that takes the ball with them even a yard. Just don't touch it, it is your opponents ball, leave it alone.
  12. Of course I know that wouldn't and couldn't happen I'm just picturing some ridiculous Benny Hill type scenario where they just keep doing it over and over again.
  13. Yeah, that's all I'm saying. I agree that that a yellow was correct with the rules as they are, just that the rules should allow for a red in certain circumstances. Still, when you still have that rule where a goalkeeper kicking a goalkick to a defender and underhitting it, and the defender playing the ball inside the box to get out of jail free, I guess we can't have everything. Actually, I'd love to see a team one day when a goal up, just constantly kick the ball and have the defender play it inside the box resulting in a never ending cycle of retaken goalkicks and coasting to a 1-0 victory...
  14. I know he was very close to making the tackle, and having just watched the incident it was a little further out than I though. However, I still believe the rules should be so that a red card is given in this instance, and no matter how close he was, I don't think he could really have gotten any closer considering he was at full stretch. I always thought any tackle from behind was an illegal challenge. As GunmaN says, and I said before, I believe that in cases where it is a certain goal but for a foul (or complete ineptness from the attacking player), it should be a red card. Denmark actually improved their position by giving away that penalty.
  15. I just don't agree that it should be that simple. He may have been close to making the tackle, but from what I remember the tackle was from behind anyway. He knew what he was doing and that he was never winning the ball.
  16. I know I'm late to the party but kept forgetting to mention it until now. That Denmark player not bening sent off for conceding that penalty is awful. I'm not saying the ref got it wrong, but that the rules as they are are wrong. I don't want to see a player sent off any more than anyone else does, and Im all for the rule change making it a penalty and a yellow card so there isn't a double punishment as such, but I think that in situations like this one there should be room for manoeuvre to give a red card. When the player has gone past the keeper, is in the center of the goal, 4 yards out and literally can't miss but for being brought down from behind it should be a red card imo. Imo Denmark were in no way punished in that situation. They went from being a definite goal down, to only being 50/50 of being a goal down and still with all their players. Croatia obviously went from a definite goal to only a 50/50 chance of scoring. In that instance it has to be a red, so that if the penalty is missed then at least Denmark have actually been punished in some way. Denmark basically gained an advantage by giving away that penalty.
  17. Just finished this game. It was a decent watch in that both teams were going for it, but it really was a match lacking in any kind of quality. So many sloppy passes given away from both sides. Uruguay were clearly the better side, but I don't think they really did enough to deserve to win the game because they were so uninspiring. Egypt did a good job til near the end of keeping them at bay and looking somewhat dangerous on the break, and I feel sorry for Egypt as I think a draw would have been the fairest outcome. No one really stood out, though I thought the Egyptian keeper did himself proud. Came out well to thwart a Suarez chance early in the second half, smothered the ball at his feet later on, and dealt well with Cavani's snapshot and couldn't really do anything about the goal.
  18. Haha, only just seen this. Mental stuff. This can literally only have a negative impact on the squad, what a farce.
  19. Just finished the game. Enjoyable start to the tournament with Russia showing some exciting attacking flair and the match in general being pretty open. Don't feel Saudi Arabia deserved to lose 5-0. I felt 4-0 was a bit harsh tbh. Russia definitely the better team, by a good way, but also don't feel that they showed enough to make me think they will be a threat to the latter stages, but they've done about as well as you could ever expect in their first match. Cracking second goal by Cheryshev, and Golovin looks a decent player - his free kick at the death was beautifully placed, and supplied a couple of nice assists.
  20. Saudi Arabia: Star Player - Nawaf al-Abed. Then he isn't in the list of 23? Can't be that good.
  21. Where can I get some of this cocaine tea? I applaud the sportsmanship aspect of the 3 nations asking for his ban to be temporarily lifted, but don't agree with it at all. He has been banned for taking drugs, and should serve the relevant ban without fail. I also imagine they wouldn't be doing this if it was Argentina in their group and Messi was the player in question.
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