In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

For (slightly) serious discussion of things involving balls and a lot of effort (that aren't sex!)
Post Reply
User avatar
rainbow
Posts: 8003
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 am
About me: Pre-Modernist
Location: Africa
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by rainbow » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:46 am

Image
Äitisi nai poroja!

User avatar
Forty Two
Posts: 11682
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:01 pm
About me: I identify as sexually arousing to women.
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Forty Two » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:17 am

Rum wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forty Two wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:45 pm
Belgium has the capacity to beat England, for sure. It could go either way. The Belgian team really has a good attacking game.

I just got done explaining to folks earlier today that England just always disappoints, and they manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It's so sad because every world cup, I find myself wishing England would win, and saying "maybe this could be the year..." -- I am an England fan, for no reason I can explain. But, they are just that sad-sack team now -- oughta-win -- it's their turn -- it's their game -- but, they just choke.
It does appear that England always seems to 'disappoint', but in context of course every country that doesn't win is a massive disappointment to its fans. By definition most fans are on the losing side of most matches.

Unfortunately for England, its teams are hugely well known all over the world and clubs like Manchester United have fans in pretty much every country in the world. England and football are linked historically and culturally and people have huge expectations of them as a result. Those expectations have not been met in the past but getting to the semi finals ain't bad really - and I think this group and this manager will do well in the future.

There's no doubt Croatia were the better team this evening though.

/footypundit/
Well, of course. Getting to the semi-finals is a great achievement. And, you are right, with England, it's all about the expectations. It's similar to Canada, if they disappoint in hockey.
If you ever feel sad, remember that somewhere in the world there is a fat kid dropping his favorite ice cream cone.

I'm not Steve Bannon. I'm not trying to suck my own c**k. - Anthony Scaramucci.

User avatar
Rum
Absent Minded Processor
Posts: 34208
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: South of the border..though not down Mexico way..
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Rum » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:46 am

Arguably the best football here is club football. Mrs Rum is from near Sunderland and a huge footy fan - it is almost in their genes over there! She's an enthusiastic supporter and follows the progress of the season keenly. I watch the occasional important match and that's about it.

Shortly after we met she took me to the one and only ever professional game I've been to see live. I had a camper van at the time. We parked that near the Stadium of Light which was handy when the thousands came streaming out at the end of the game.

I have never felt an atmosphere like it. It was really quite moving.

User avatar
Śiva
Destroyer of words
Posts: 16061
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 pm
About me: Pseudounipolar
Location: Nodes of Ranvier
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Śiva » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:59 pm

DRSB wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:22 am
Śiva wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Holy mountain of shit, Croatia GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

2-1 !!!
Yes, Sonuvabič scored and took the better team to the finals while the lesser team goes to face the musič of Engsit.
:{D
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Lord Cut-Glass sigh before the dawn that is about to be and dream of..

User avatar
Tyrannical
Posts: 6156
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:59 am
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Tyrannical » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 pm

Is this silly ting over yet? Drags on longer than the Olympics.

I can run fast and kick the ball good!
Fine for a child, embarrassing for an adult.
A rational skeptic should be able to discuss and debate anything, no matter how much they may personally disagree with that point of view. Discussing a subject is not agreeing with it, but understanding it.

User avatar
pErvinalia
Off his meds
Posts: 45056
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:08 pm
About me: Now with 50% less ranting!
Location: dystopia
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:54 pm

Says the guy who supports the man-child Trump. :hehe:
Sent from my penis using wankertalk.
"The Western world is fucking awesome because of mostly white men" - DaveDodo007.
"Socialized medicine is just exactly as morally defensible as gassing and cooking Jews" - Seth. Yes, he really did say that..
"Seth you are a boon to this community" - Cunt.
"You know you blokes didn't criticize Obama. You're lying. - Forty Two. Umm - http://rationalia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=42144

User avatar
rainbow
Posts: 8003
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 am
About me: Pre-Modernist
Location: Africa
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by rainbow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:21 am

Tyrannical wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Is this silly ting over yet? Drags on longer than the Olympics.

I can run fast and kick the ball good!
Fine for a child, embarrassing for an adult.
Crow hate ya.
Äitisi nai poroja!

User avatar
Śiva
Destroyer of words
Posts: 16061
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 pm
About me: Pseudounipolar
Location: Nodes of Ranvier
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Śiva » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:15 pm

1-Nil Belgium already!

Looks like England can't even bring home 3rd. :read:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Lord Cut-Glass sigh before the dawn that is about to be and dream of..

User avatar
Svartalf
Offensive Grail Keeper
Posts: 31200
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Location: Paris France
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Svartalf » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:46 pm

still a full helf time and the stops for the brits to bring back a victory, now, if they should win, I'll pray for a big meteorite (tunguska size) to fall on the stadium during the match.
Embrace the Darkness, it needs a hug

PC stands for "Patronizing Cocksucker" Randy Ping

User avatar
Animavore
Nasty Hombre
Posts: 36460
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:26 am
Location: Ire Land.
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Animavore » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:56 pm

RTÉ are treating the third place play off like it's nothing. No pundits or anything. Just an Aprés Match segment.
Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor. Traitor.

User avatar
Svartalf
Offensive Grail Keeper
Posts: 31200
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Location: Paris France
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Svartalf » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:14 pm

maybe they are right... given that the Irish weren't even in the cup, I'm surprised it developed any interest on the whole russian propaganda op.
Embrace the Darkness, it needs a hug

PC stands for "Patronizing Cocksucker" Randy Ping

User avatar
Rum
Absent Minded Processor
Posts: 34208
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:25 pm
Location: South of the border..though not down Mexico way..
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Rum » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:21 pm

I’m puzzled by the anti England sentiment is is the England football team you hate or all English people?

User avatar
Śiva
Destroyer of words
Posts: 16061
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 pm
About me: Pseudounipolar
Location: Nodes of Ranvier
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Śiva » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:25 pm

I didn't mean to be anti English, I'm sorry if I came across that way. Just a little friendly ribbing I thought.

I'm cheering for the French half of my ancestry this World Cup though, so that does(did) sort of put us at odds. :thinks:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Lord Cut-Glass sigh before the dawn that is about to be and dream of..

User avatar
Śiva
Destroyer of words
Posts: 16061
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 pm
About me: Pseudounipolar
Location: Nodes of Ranvier
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Śiva » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:39 pm

2-nil! That's it then. England clearly didn't have what it takes to bring it home, I'm sorry to say.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Lord Cut-Glass sigh before the dawn that is about to be and dream of..

User avatar
Śiva
Destroyer of words
Posts: 16061
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 pm
About me: Pseudounipolar
Location: Nodes of Ranvier
Contact:

Re: In Putin's Russia, World Cup plays you.

Post by Śiva » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:58 pm

France beat Belgium 1-0 to make the 2018 World Cup final, while Croatia upset England 2-1 in extra time. France enters the 2018 World Cup finals as -110 money line favorites, meaning you'd need to wager $110 on a French victory to win $100. Croatia is going off at +360 World Cup odds (risk $100 to win $360), while a draw in regulation returns +230.
Vive la France! I've learned to sing the Marseillaise in anticipation. :cheer:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Lord Cut-Glass sigh before the dawn that is about to be and dream of..

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests