Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

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the flying pig
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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby the flying pig » Thu May 17, 2018 10:21 pm

the flying pig wrote:
Mr Reality wrote:This is what you call strength in depth.

France players NOT selected for the 2018 World Cup squad:

❌ Karim Benzema
❌ Dimitri Payet
❌ Anthony Martial
❌ Alexandre Lacazette
❌ Aymeric Laporte
❌ Kingsley Coman
❌ Andre-Pierre Gignac
❌ Adrien Rabiot
❌ Wissam Ben Yedder


:shock:

Bit odd though... Surely at least a couple of those guys must be up to it? Who's in who's so much better?


Hmm, yeah, maybe. Surely say payet & martial, though???

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby FredFlintstone » Thu May 17, 2018 10:41 pm

Payet perhaps attitude/character, Martial recent game time? But yeah, you look at the list of who isn't in the squad and it's pretty good. Then you look at who Southgate has to choose from and realise just what a tough job being England manager is...

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Blackwhite » Fri May 18, 2018 6:05 am

Alphonse Areola is a bit of a tit.
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Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Still Hates Gordon Watson » Fri May 18, 2018 11:19 am

Payet was an injury doubt for the Europa League final, played, but then only lasted half an hour before coming off well and truly crocked. I think he would’ve been selected otherwise.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri May 18, 2018 12:43 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Alphonse Areola is a bit of a tit.


Didn't they have Rod Fanni in a recent squad? Maybe they have a comedy name quotient.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Mr Reality » Fri May 18, 2018 5:57 pm

the flying pig wrote:
Mr Reality wrote:This is what you call strength in depth.

France players NOT selected for the 2018 World Cup squad:

❌ Karim Benzema
❌ Dimitri Payet
❌ Anthony Martial
❌ Alexandre Lacazette
❌ Aymeric Laporte
❌ Kingsley Coman
❌ Andre-Pierre Gignac
❌ Adrien Rabiot
❌ Wissam Ben Yedder


:shock:

Bit odd though... Surely at least a couple of those guys must be up to it? Who's in who's so much better?


I think it's just the luxury of having so much quality.

Could probably list another 10 you could make a case for.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Mustafaster » Fri May 18, 2018 6:41 pm

Spain squad leaked, apparently.
Not sure it's exactly right, especially the forwards, but it'll be very close.
Read it and weep.
Defence and m/f just outstanding.
Reckon Isco could be the standout player of the tournament.


Spain 23 Men Squad World Cup 2018




PLAYER CLUB POSITION
1 David de Gea Manchester United GK
2 Pepe Reina Napoli GK
3 Sergio Rico Sevilla GK
4 Gerard Piqué Barcelona Defender
6 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Defender
7 Jordi Alba Barcelona Defender
8 Marc Bartra Betis Defender
9 Nacho Real Madrid Defender
10 Dani Carvajal Real Madrid Defender
11 César Azpilicueta Chelsea Defender
12 Javi Martínez Bayern Munich Defender
13 Sergio Busquets Barcelona Midfielder
14 Andrés Iniesta Barcelona Midfielder
15 Thiago Alcantara Bayern Munich Midfielder
16 David Silva Manchester City Midfielder
17 Marco Asensio Real Madrid Midfielder
18 Isco Real Madrid Midfielder
19 Koke Atlético Madrid Midfielder
20 Lucas Vazquez Real Madrid Forward
21 Iago Aspas Forward
22 Rodrigo Moreno Valencia Forward
23 Diego Costa Atletico Madrid Forward
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Mr Reality » Fri May 18, 2018 6:47 pm

That midfield is just ridiculous wouldn't be averse to seeing iniesta getting a second winners medal.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby jackos » Fri May 18, 2018 7:54 pm

Supporting England is a lot like supporting Leeds isn’t it, you don’t even get past the keeper. Butland or de Gea.. fuck me.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby the flying pig » Sat May 19, 2018 5:02 pm

Watching the cup final, bodes well for the WC grp game to see hazard running occasional rings round so many England squad members.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby dirty leeds » Sat May 19, 2018 6:12 pm

Shit final.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby jackos » Sat May 19, 2018 7:31 pm

dirty leeds wrote:Shit final.


Was just going to post exactly the same two words, Jones didn't even get injured so we have to put up with him in Russia as well :(

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Mustafaster » Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 am

jackos wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:Shit final.


Was just going to post exactly the same two words, Jones didn't even get injured so we have to put up with him in Russia as well :(

Aye. Shocking match, almost no football on display apart from Hazard and Fabregas.
Chelsea pack the midfield and defence, lump the ball up to Hazard or Giroud, and fuck all else..
Scum utterly devoid of any creativity or pace, huffing and puffing, blowing like a steam engine.
A number of England players on the pitch, not one would get near the French , German or Spanish squads.
Honestly expected much better, at least a bit of footie, but no.
Ref and linesmen were the best people on the park
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby dirty leeds » Tue May 22, 2018 9:43 am


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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Mustafaster » Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am

dirty leeds wrote:It's Captain 'Arry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44208841

Let slip the dogs of war!
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby the flying pig » Tue May 22, 2018 1:44 pm

i've nothing really against kane being skipper. he's arguably the only player who's 100% nailed on for selection, & seems a sensible enough chap, if not perhaps a traditionally vocal english football captain type.

i was always quite intrigued by glen hoddle's reasons for making alan shearer captain rather than, notably, tony adams, he reckoned at the time that the armband made it easier for shearer to appeal for & win refereeing decisions for fouls against him. the same might apply here?

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby dirty leeds » Tue May 22, 2018 2:19 pm

Yeah, it's a good point. Why miss the trick? In any case, Henderson will still play the way he plays whether captain or not. If he's the only midfield anchor and we have Sterling and, say, Loftus-Cheek running ahead of him, that might work OK, especially considering the mediocre opposition we'll be up against in the first three or four games. [Yes, I know Belgium are the exception, but looking at the likely next round opponents, you'd expect us to reach the quarters, whereupon it gets really difficult: Brazil or Germany likely.]

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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Blackwhite » Tue May 22, 2018 4:53 pm

The sun's out, I've had some good data and the ladies around here are divesting rapidly.


Now you cunts are getting me excited about the WCup. Stop it.
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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby FER » Wed May 23, 2018 11:28 am

dirty leeds wrote:looking at the likely next round opponents, you'd expect us to reach the quarters, whereupon it gets really difficult: Brazil or Germany likely.]


Has anyone done a 'most likely route to the final' for England? Tried to look the other day but nothing immediately came up (and I don't have a wallchart these days).
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Re: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018

Postby Ponte » Wed May 23, 2018 11:33 am

Blackwhite wrote:The sun's out, I've had some good data and the ladies around here are divesting rapidly.


Now you cunts are getting me excited about the WCup. Stop it.


Yeah, I'm at the can't wait stage now.
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