Any Soccer fans in here?

Discussion in 'Sports and Entertainment Center' started by Johnny G, May 12, 2018.

  1. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    What a game, not sure who I think wins to get to the finals
     
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  2. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Thinking about it, France Belgium in my mind is a toss up, England I think would be favored over Croatia depending on the extent of Crotias injuries which nearly cost them today.
     
  3. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    That was one of the most bizarre penalty shootouts I have ever seen.
    Russia however remains the biggest upset in this year's world cup. Most people thought they'd finish last in the group stage.
     
  4. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    The Russia match was awesome, I'm not a big fan of soccer, but I've watched quite a bit in the past 2 weeks. I think England will take it.
     
  5. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Wow, just wow. I never thought Croatia would make it to the final.
    England was just dead after the first half.
     
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  6. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Yeah you dont clear the ball bad stuff will happen
     
  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    That's one hell of an England way to go out. I absolutely love it.

    Now deflated Belgium and England get to rematch for 3rd. That's gotta suck.
     
  8. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Well I thought England would win but happy for Croatia, they are grinders...hoping they take it all.
     
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  9. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Interesting game yesterday. Early on it felt as though England was in total control but for all the possession they had they finished the game with the 1 single shot on target.

    Croatia become the first team in world cup history to come from behind to win a round of 16, quarter final and semi final.

    England are only the 2nd team to ever lose a semi final when leading at half time (Italy 1990)

    Croatia truly are a team of grinders. They've played 3 games in 10 days. 2 going to extra time. I cant help but feel it's finally gonna catch up to them in the final. they'll need a HUGE performance to defeat France.
     
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  10. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    A scintillating tournament, and it comes down to a David vs. Goliath finale. I'm not a big soccer fan, but the World Cup is always compelling. I've been pulling for "Le Bleu" from the start, but in the final game I might root for a Croatian fairy tale ending.

    I think soccer fans would tend to appreciate the grace and beauty and skill of Nascar on the 1.5 mile tracks, while those who need the more overt action and frequent scoring of American football would cry out for "more short tracks."

    If the English national team were to adopt a nickname - like the New York Jets or the Detroit Lions - I would suggest the England Ground Hogs... because they are constantly flopping down and rolling on the ground. Seriously, soccer needs an anti-flopping rule. In this age of high definition TV and slow motion replays, it is ridiculous and it is a bad look for the sport. JMO.
     
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  11. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Its funny I've loved the tournament. It's been a great one. But I'm kinda disappointed in the matchup for the final. I might be wrong and it could be a great game but I wish it was someone other than Croatia. You always picture the World Cup Final being a matchup of 2 of the big football nations. I usually love a good underdog story.

    I must add in no way am I saying Croatia don't deserve to be there. They do. 100%
     
  12. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    I think it's a good matchup, Croatia has had some time to heal up, I think they win by 2 goals.
     
  13. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    I think France walk it. 3-0.
     
  14. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Is there money involved with finishing 3rd over 4th? Because a third place game seems pointless otherwise
     
  15. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Pretty sure there's no money involved. It's used as a filler match really. An extra game to sell tickets/merch/refreshments etc.
    But yeah it's hard to get excited for. I'm pretty hardcore (final tomorrow will be my 45th game I've watched of the 64) and I skipped it.
     
  16. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

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  17. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    It ends today.....
     
  18. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    Was cheering for England,but now hopeful Croatia can pull it off.
     
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  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Epic dive by Griezmann.
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Excellent equalizer. Croatia have come out stronger than I expected.
     
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  21. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Croatia seemed to be a little better in the first half.
    Just tons of bad luck for them.
     
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  22. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    Fans running out on the field in Russia,definitely not smart
     
  23. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    That's the killer right there 3 goals down with 25 minutes left. Congrats France.
     
  24. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    And that was massively stupid, what was the French keeper thinking
     
  25. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    Congrats to France,my wife said that makes up for the race she watched with me last night.
     
  26. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The final was one of the best matches of this year's tournament.
    Congrats to France!
     
  27. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I got to say I'm impressed by the US getting through without losing any games.



    :lol2:


    I've decided to follow the Premier league for the first time this season and am looking forward to that starting in a few weeks. I've picked Man City and Cardiff City as the teams I'm rooting for.
     
  28. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Last year on a sightseeing tour in New York, the guide said:
    "And there on the right, you see some kids doing the sport that everyone in the world calls football, only we call it soccer. And we'll win that World Cup next year!":rolleyes:
     
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  29. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Another tournament over. France deserving winners. The 1930 Uruaguay team is still the only one to win the tournament when trailing at half time in the final. I've seen each world cup since 1994 and this one might have been the best.
    I loved every minute of it. Managed to watch 45 of the 64 matches. PVR is a wonderful thing.

    Interesting choices. The defending champions and a newly promoted team. Welcome though. I've been following the Premier League for 12 years now.
     
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  30. kkfan91

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    My great grandmother was born in Cardiff, but I wanted a team that has a chance too...
     
  31. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    I had a feeling you might of had a connection to Wales when I read it.
     
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