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World Cup 2018: That other game

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 11 Jul 2018.

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho Steve Archibald Staff Member

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    Belgium vs England
     
  2. galeforce

    galeforce George Hunt

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    Waste of fudging time
     
  3. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Clint Dempsey

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    Will Southgate select Sterling again ya reckon?
     
  4. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    The most pointless game ever invented. Can't stand it
     
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  5. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Clint Dempsey

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    Will not be watching, or the final either.
     
  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Alf Ramsey

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    Hmmm, so this is what occurred in the Italia 90 third place playoff o_O don’t think I’ll bother watching this one either... although, perhaps Pochettino will be interested to see how his 8 Tottenham boys do...

     
  7. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Dean Austin

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    Agree. Total waste of time.
    I don't see the point in one team, already at a low, having to take another loss when the big prize has already slipped from reach.
    No fans care about it. Why should the players have to?
     
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  8. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Chris Perry

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    I agree, I honestly dont see the point. And I imagine the players are the same. This will just be a repeat of the last group game with all changed line ups and nobody caring.

    Settle it on GD or something and let them all go home.
     
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  9. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Pat van den Hauwe

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    Hopefully Southgate gives the B Team a run out again.
     
  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Les Howe Staff Member

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    I'd imagine Kane would want to play and score a couple to guarantee his golden boot.
     
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  11. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Gerry Armstrong

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    Traditionally the 3rd/4th place match is hated by the teams playing in them especially as they have just lost the semi finals. But these 3rd/4th place matches had been more entertaining than the last few Finals. Belgium and England have never finished in 3rd place. So both should put some effort to try to finish in 3rd place for the first time ever.

    Belgium lost 4-2 to France in the 1986 3rd/4th place match. England lost 2-1 to Italy in the 1990 3rd/4th place match. Italy's Schillaci actually scored his 6th goal in that match to become the top scorer of the 1990 World Cup. Want Kane to play and score at least 1 goal to confirm his place as the top scorer of this World Cup. It will be even better if Kane can score 2 goals and equal the 8 goals scored by Ronaldo in 2002. As for Belgium, just can't see Lukaku scoring any goals as he has been very poor after scoring 4 goals in his first 2 matches of this World Cup. Wish Vertonghen and Alderweireld can play in this match as they might be too old for the next World Cup.

    A total of 161 goals have been scored so far, which is the same as in 2002. But that is still far too behind the 171 goals scored in 1998 and 2014. Can't see many goals scored in the Final. So, hope England and Belgium can entertain us with many goals. A 3-2, 4-3 or 5-4 scoreline will be a welcome treat. Let's hope England and Belgium will turn up with the right team and meteorology for this match.
     
  12. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Dean Austin

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    Just for the refereeing decisions...Check out when we played Italy in 1990 3/4th place play off.

    Berti's header ...offside :)
    Their first allowed goal must of been offside?
    Not sure about the pen either.
     
  13. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Dean Austin

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    Best news of the World Cup so far........Tripps is back up and playing, quality.
     
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  14. galeforce

    galeforce George Hunt

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    Having fudged up the whole teams participation will stones and walker today take the golden boot from Harry too?
     
  15. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf David Ginola

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    Quite surprised at the strength of the 2 teams.Not many changes at all. Now he is playing Harry may as well go and try and wrap up the Golden Boot
     
  16. galeforce

    galeforce George Hunt

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    They’re obviously going for it by starting Lukaku, Southgate had to cover it off.

    Shame for the squad players who have barely featured though, this really should be a throw away game.
     
  17. Legohamster

    Legohamster Gerry Armstrong

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    Danny Rose really has had the brickest of seasons.
     
  18. Rorschach

    Rorschach Gary Stevens

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    Kane should have done better there
     
  19. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Alf Ramsey

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    Yup, not the beast we know and love.

    Hopefully a rest will see the true HuriKane unleashed at start of EPL.
     
  20. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf David Ginola

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    I know its billed as a nothing game,but they are wearing an England shirt, at least some of them could look like they give a sh#t
     

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