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      Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

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      Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Jun 14, 2018 04:40:01 pm
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      Re: Group A games:
      Reply #1: Jun 14, 2018 04:45:28 pm
      2-0 with Cheryshev getting the second, think we were linked to him previously.
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      Reply #2: Jun 14, 2018 04:49:48 pm
      The standard is appalling, League 1 at best.

      Feel for the lad who's hamstring went after about 25mins.

      The crowd is sterile of atmosphere, corporate drones everywhere.
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      Reply #3: Jun 14, 2018 04:56:34 pm
      The standard is appalling, League 1 at best.

      Feel for the lad who's hamstring went after about 25mins.

      The crowd is sterile of atmosphere, corporate drones everywhere.

      Isn't that the World Cup in a nutshell, only really comes to life in the knockout stages.

      Both the Saudi's and Russian's don't look great, but two decent goals have probably won this for the Russians.
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      Reply #4: Jun 14, 2018 04:56:51 pm
      Yeah, pretty poor. Both are very beatable teams.

      KSA put together some good passing which surprised me, and seem to have put more effort into the game.
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      Reply #5: Jun 14, 2018 05:02:36 pm
      The standard is appalling, League 1 at best.

      Feel for the lad who's hamstring went after about 25mins.

      The crowd is sterile of atmosphere, corporate drones everywhere.

      I agree, the quality is absolutely shocking tbh. But don't forget, we have Morocco vs Iran tomorrow which will probably be equally as bad! Argh!
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      Reply #6: Jun 14, 2018 05:04:13 pm
      I agree, the quality is absolutely shocking tbh. But don't forget, we have Morocco vs Iran tomorrow which will probably be equally as bad! Argh!

      Looking forward to that more than spain v portugal
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      Reply #7: Jun 14, 2018 05:07:57 pm
      Isn't that the World Cup in a nutshell, only really comes to life in the knockout stages.

      Both the Saudi's and Russian's don't look great, but two decent goals have probably won this for the Russians.

      But when we're at the KO stage, we'll get the playacting. Never used to be like this... not sure but I feel we've had this conversation before.

      Plus I want David Coleman commentating as well.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #8: Jun 14, 2018 05:26:46 pm
      SA not a great advert for having more teams in the WC.
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      Reply #9: Jun 14, 2018 05:31:06 pm
      SA not a great advert for having more teams in the WC.

      KSA, not SA, but yes, it's all about Money, this Saudi team reminds me of Zaire, and that free kick.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s247cS3-iKQ
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #10: Jun 14, 2018 05:33:24 pm
      Just imagine how many Suarez and Co will score against the Saudi's  :D
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #11: Jun 14, 2018 05:41:12 pm
      KSA looked ok at times, but just making some silly mistakes at bad times. Was really hoping they'd push Russia. Want them to go out as soon as possible.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #12: Jun 14, 2018 05:44:23 pm
      But when we're at the KO stage, we'll get the playacting. Never used to be like this... not sure but I feel we've had this conversation before.

      Plus I want David Coleman commentating as well.

      Probably, but for me that's when the competition comes to life, although you always find a decent game here or there to watch in the group stages.

      Anyway I'd rather watch this than sh*te like Wimbledon!!
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #13: Jun 14, 2018 05:46:20 pm
      KSA looked ok at times, but just making some silly mistakes at bad times. Was really hoping they'd push Russia. Want them to go out as soon as possible.

      The Russians don't look all that anyway, but if they do make it out of this group, once they meet one of the better teams, they'll get knocked out.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #14: Jun 14, 2018 05:55:46 pm
      All that Oil money and they can’t even buy some decent mercenaries!
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #15: Jun 14, 2018 05:57:29 pm
      Call me premature but i have a hunch the saudi's won't win the wc
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #16: Jun 14, 2018 06:00:27 pm
      About as much as expected, host team vs pretty weak side it was always going to be easy win for Russia.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #17: Jun 14, 2018 06:09:13 pm
      Saudi Arabia who are very poor made Russia look like a good team, we will see how good they are when they come up against a decent side 😊
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #18: Jun 14, 2018 07:23:19 pm
      I thought I had the wrong channel for a moment I thought it was walking football it was incredibly slow.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #19: Jun 14, 2018 07:25:43 pm
      Well 5-0 can't be sniffed at, guess you get those in the lower leagues too.

      Dull game for sure, but each of the 5 were top drawer, so fair play to the Russian team.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #20: Jun 14, 2018 07:30:51 pm
      Mo up against gimenez and diego 'kick his granny' godin tomorrow
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #21: Jun 14, 2018 07:33:30 pm
      Easy for Russia
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #22: Jun 14, 2018 08:05:48 pm
      Call me premature but i have a hunch the saudi's won't win the wc

      What do you think this is? The knee jerk thread?!
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #23: Jun 15, 2018 12:38:56 am
      I don't know why people are writing off Russia for FIFA2018 when Putin most likely has the cheat codes.
      Secondly, all World Cups should be held in Mexico, it guarantees quality.
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      Re: Group A games: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
      Reply #24: Jun 15, 2018 09:42:16 am
      Saudi Arabia were terrible but a couple of Russia's goals were taken with some real skill in my opinion.

      Fact is they recorded the biggest opening win of a home nation in the tournaments history and I bet there have been better teams playing worse teams in that opening game.

      Certainly no room now for slip ups from Egypt or Uruguay.  If Russia can draw against one of them then with that goal difference they could find themselves through...

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