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  1. To be fair, the hubris is annoying me somewhat, but how can you not get seduced into looking forward when it's Colombia then Sweden/Switzerland in your path? 2006 we/would've had Ecuador/Portugal/France and 2010 it was Germany/Argentina/Spain. We've never had a path that, on paper, looks so promising. I'm more worried by Sweden than I am by Colombia at the minute, and I think we'll have trouble against them! Pessimism rules in World Cup football for some people. I cannot even begin to imagine the anticipation in the country if we were in a semi final, I have butterflies even imagining it, would be incredible.
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    Pre-season Fixtures 2018/19

    I read Sat 04 August on Twitter for the Lille game?
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    Uruguay v Russia match thread

    Half time in the Russian dressing room
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    England v Panama - Match Thread

    England 5-0 Cavemen FC Panama actually qualified for this World Cup, buzzing for 2026 when teams WORSE THAN PANAMA from CONCACAF qualify.
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    What grinds my gears...

    How did she get the car stereo on? How did she roll down the electric window? Did she have the keys? Why did she have the keys? Why wasn't the man supervising her if she had the keys? Why has she taken her mother with her? Is it because mummy is going to pay for the car? Why hasn't someone already gone over to tell her to turn the music down? Why is she so ignorant not to answer his questions but to simply ignore him? Why hasn't the salesman tried to upsell her to an Insignia or three models up like they always do? These are some of the many questions that run through my head when I see this advert.
  7. I'd get watching this everyone, doesn't look like any journalists will be covering it. Seems like they're too busy ganging up to defend the team leak backlash by quoting Orwell and generally acting like they've broken the Watergate scandal.
  8. World Cup on UK TV quiz Test your knowledge on the history of World Cup on UK television Submitter Footballwipe Type Graded Mode Time 5 minutes Total Questions 10 Category Sport Submitted 22/04/18  
  9. Yes, well, well aware of the protected sports lists. My reference was that it's important this list isn't touched. No noises of it of course but it only takes one and it snowballs, especially if the right wrong Culture, Media & Sport minister comes in with their agenda. This, along with the Euros, really are the crown jewels (Olympics were in 2012 too) and are a uniting force for the country.
  10. Just to note that the TV ratings for this tournament are out of this world. 10.4m for Spain-Portugal, 8m for Russia-Egypt, 9.4m for Spain-Iran and the 21m who watched on TV and online for the England game. I've also not seen a rating below 2m so far for any game. They're absolutely mad figures for such run of the mill games, and goes to not only emphasise the appetite for the World Cup but the importance of keeping these games on terrestrial TV (though I reckon they'll share with BT/Sky come 2026 and the 48-team tournament.)
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    Bumper World Cup Quiz

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    Portugal v Morocco match thread

    Think McCoist is also made by Champion and their brilliant rapport. It's that balance between having a great rapport but not being cliquey and matey. Whilst me might not agree on Wilson I hope we can agree that Sam Matterface has no place as ITV's number two. At all. Ever.
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    Portugal v Morocco match thread

    Vicki Sparks is infinitely better than Robyn Cowan. She's excellent on the radio and worked really well with Terry Butcher yesterday on 5Live, I just find her pauses stunt any momentum in exciting moments. The biggest issue with commentating at this world cup should be Steve Wilson at the BBC and Jon Champion/Ally McCoist at ITV not being their channels number one.
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    UK Cities quiz

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    Germany v Mexico - Match Thread

    Fantastic game, love the atmosphere from the Mexican fans, absolutely superb stuff compared to some of the guff we've been served so far. Also loved the ref booking someone for time wasting. Imagine that in the PL, Mike Dean would point to his watch for the next 60 minutes then bravely book the GK seven minutes into added time...
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    What grinds my gears...

    Stories about animals that can predict the World Cup results. Stop it. Just stop it.
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    Away Tickets 18/19

    Away pre-order scheme has been discontinued, fyi. EDIT: just realised I wrote this completely wrong! P1 pre-order scheme disbanded, not the priority scheme!
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    Russia v Saudi Arabia - Match Thread

    Leaving work at 2pm like millions of others to make the build up and opening game. Anyone not doing the same just doesn't love football. Looking forward to a potential shock, even though the Saudi's are ranked above Russia. A cracking game required to get the tournament off to a flyer!
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    Silly New Rules

    Football is essentially a fantastically simple game, one of the most simple sports to play in the world. We're already battling the interpretations of laws that can complicate the game we love. These suggestions, while a joke I know, do nothing more than seek to overengineer the best sport on the planet. Can we please stop trying to fundamentally change the rules of football?
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    Thorgan Hazard

    I wouldn't be too hard on them for these articles, they probably have the same daily target of articles to write for the clicks as the rest of the news desk.
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    Canada, USA, Mexico or Morocco - 2026 WC

    Not going to lie I'm rooting for Morocco based on my English bitterness of countries hosting the World Cup multiple times ahead of us, and the fact their time zone is much preferable!
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    Russia 2018 - The World Cup thread

    1998 definitely the best TV WC in terms of TV intros from BBC or ITV, both seriously high quality and great in completely different ways. I was only eight (remember listening to Tunisia on the radio in my classroom!) but that whole month must've been utterly epic. Quality intros, quality matches. Peak.
  24. Think 2002 was our best chance, personally. 2004 and 2006 were great, too but 2002 is the only tournament of those I truly believe we'd have gone on to win if we'd not lost when we did. 1998 we'd have faced Holland in the Quarters and Brazil in the Semis... not sure we'd have gone over against those. 2002 was the one. Beat Brazil and it's Turkey and an understrength Germany in the final. One of the best routes we could have asked for, 2002 was on a plate for us. Feel like 2004, as much as a great opportunity as it was, was a pie in the face waiting to happen with Greece. I've said it before though in this section of the forum. For all the talk about opportunities in every tournament mentioned there we had such a zip of optimism, the belief from the nation, the backing with car flags and bunting seemingly everywhere. We were fizzing with confidence and that's exactly what I have such fond memories of. That's what I want back, just that optimism once again.
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    Soccer Aid 2018

    Looks like the groundstaff are ready to rip the pitch up first thing tomorrow morning. What a state!