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I didn't even know it was today
Obviously they do. Idk, I just find them too embarrassing to persist.
Would be great to play them at their home WC. I want Australia as well.
but brazil and two other good teams. we play better against good teams, plus we wont have to watch teams like algeria.
we're not going to win anyway, might as well play some top teams and get really excited.
We don't play better against good teams. Good teams knock us out.
against lesser opponents and it can easily result in surprise defeats or even worse, turgid draws. i'd rather watch us go all out against germany or brazil than shank it into the stands a dozen times against iran.
i realise past fixtures might not 100% back this up, but you can't tell me how to feel, mum
and you can't get knocked out in the first two games anyway.
like joe says, i'd rather watch us lose to brazil, germany and er japan, than beating finland, drawing with new zealand and lesotho before losing on pens to mexico.
The draw bit of the draw. I wouldn't mind watching that but I'd rather miss the bit where two local TV presenters with false American accents stumble over the auto cue, distracted by Blatter shuffling malevolently towards them.
lasts 90 mins
Fuck it, I'll just check the internet before I go to bed
That'll heighten the tension
so you can find out which country is going to unexpectedly dent the nation's hopes
for Brazil, Italy/Netherlands, USA, England
I mean in that it would be a thoroughly entertaining group for a neutral, obviously
you'll get Belgium, Ecuador and Honduras and still only scrape it (which might be funnier?)
doesn't matter who we play really, we'll make them look as awful as us. That's the England touch. You're better off hoping we get stuck with all the other dullards. Switzerland, Nigeria, Mexico, England- perfectly possible.
Also, for all my bants it turns out the same suggestion was made up there^ in all seriousness
nigeria: really strong bullies with shit forwards
on there not being a single goal scored in that group if it came true
England go through on the strength of coming first in the alphabet, cautiously approving articles written on Woy's steely pragmatism
Jack Wilshere would get kicked off the park by their beasts.
At least let us have that.
This lad who I’m friends with on facebook isn’t the most worldly wise fella in the world. He only ever posts about Arsenal. Borderline unintelligible banter about Arsenal. Normally posting photos of Mezut Ozil or saying shit like `gunners m8` at 4.45 on a Saturday.
This morning, he posted this picture: http://p.twimg.com/AyGCErhCIAEr-T2.jpg:large
of Remi Garde meeting Desmond Tutu.
Not sure if this was to be ringfenced as the bespoke World Cup draw thread that we were all hoping for, but I took a risk and threw some general footie bants in.
I've never seen Gunnersaurus and Tony Adams in the same place at the same time...
third round fa cup draw might be second. and that's on sunday! what a weekend.
looking forward to this.
any bets on who they're gonna wheel out to do the draw? or do we know already? inevitable Pele at some point obviously.
Fucking love Pele. Shame Socrates didn't make it.
Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthäus, Zinedine Zidane and Sir Geoff Hurst.
You've got to have a local supermodel too.
usually someone of that ilk stumbling over an autocue.
Perhaps that transexual that Justin Beiber slept with too.
all smiles as usual.
probably Alcides Ghiggia and Fernando Hierro too.
"The personnel in charge of this afternoon's draw
Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke will conduct the draw and will be joined by a number of distinguished "assistants": Uruguay's Alcides Ghiggia, England's Geoff Hurst, former Brazil captain Cafu, Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro, Argentina’s Mario Kempes, Spain’s Fernando Hierro, France's Zinedine Zidane and fun German Lothar Matthaus."
(Not unlike my hangman skillz)
incase he gave brazil a shit group
I'm sure he's happy he was privileged enough to meet the great man.
I think England will get Germany, Ecuador and Japan.
which english team hasn't finished as high as the top 6 of any league they have been in since 1972?
are they the team that are perennially in league one?
you can finish 7th in league two and still be promoted
apparently they have finished in 6th place or above some time before that.
it's simply sixth
just the say you said "dunno when they finished 6th or above" suggested they were sort of the answer
i meant "they finished 6th or above at some point but i don't know when"
or someone who loves getting relegated.
i'll go for:
scarborough always seem to be in league 2 actually
Gills went up to division one (champtionship) a few years ago
can't remember them being mentioned about anything ever.
does anyone want a clue?
I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that they went through a ridiculously long spell of not even finishing in the top half of a league they've been in.
of any of the four divisions who hasn't finished in the top 6 in an other season since.
but not until after brentford's FA cup match on Saturday, despite having talks today. also won manager of the month. also got our new stadium plans approved by the council. busy times.
absolutely no idea who we'd get in to replace rosler. would quite like someone up and coming rather than a has been style appointment like john gregory at Crawley or wherever he went.
they all want Ian holloway. somehow doubt that is going to happen.
as long as the England Brass Band aren't there.
Friday q: who is the most indistinct player in the Premier League?
Has to be someone who has regularly played (no weird Richard Wright oddities), possibly for years, but the average fan couldn't tell you a single thing they'd ever, ever done. And if they're particularly invisible, not even be 100% sure what position they play.
Can anyone beat Aaron Hughes at Fulham?
Also, doesn't he have 1 cap for England? Try again
the guys played like 500 games for everton. i've watched everton more than i have arsenal in the last 10 years thanks to a friend, and the guy is even anonymous in live games. he's probably never even scored.
but his career total is only 259 - Aaron Hughes has 448 PL appearances dating back to 1997. And the loser hasn't ever been sent off in any of those, according to Wikipedia. Damn his heart of neutrality
he also owns a carp fishery
who's indistinct now?!?!!
Sounds pretty indistinct to me.
Unsurprisingly, it's Paul Pogba.
Anderson won it in 2008! Anderson!
Anderson was superb in his first season. Still dining on it now
Their group is likely to be the most soporific.
The rest of the draw - bring it on!
Teams in green are the worst (perhaps?)
load of rubbish I've ever read.
because we're not good enough to make it one.
looks pretty immense I recall
but national teams are allowed i think, e.g. cameroon, mexico
Is Pele there? .... has he got an erection?
I'm pretty sure the old boy is fairly taut in his undercarriage
On my grainy screen at work, she looks like a bodybuilder.
All the kits of USA '94:
the year I fell in love <3
suddenly feel old
Norway home or Spain home are probably my favourites.
Can anyone guess which one?
it's so bad
posts tweets (since deleted) saying he's never even met moyes' daughter and he's not being picked for 'footballing reasons'. Moyes' daughter publically calls him out then says he's blocked her.
:DDD teenagers are great
BRAZIL IN GROUP A!
Glad that's settled.
it's still all up for grabs.
good luck against us now minnows.
B for Bloody difficult
where's the slow mo montages?
why aren't they pausing?
that's literally never not happened. Split them up.
we should still get out of that.
are uruguay even that good? not really.
they're not germany, brazil, argentina or spain.
but it's sadness for Roy!
Should be fun seeing Suarez terrorize England.
Spain group looks fun.
Argentina have got the kindest draw of the big guns. Belgium should have no trouble in their group either.
everyone in my company goes straight to the office after a 12 hour flight. it's not a big deal.
all they're doing is going to work.
sleep on the flight for fucks sake.
This is where your Ryan Shawcross' Steven N'Zonzi's and Lee Cattermole's have to do their bit for the country. You've got six months to get hacking at Suarez
For some reason thought he was English. He can help out though.
Sounds like a short lived Nickelodeon cartoon from the 90s.
england's group (n)
Still, there's always Iran.
I'm of quite the same opinion, but after seeing you post that suddenly I want England to do a Chelsea and fluke the whole thing just to see you cry yourself to sleep.
shame (for you).
you must be well pleased
stop it fifa
Italy will humiliate us but the games against the other two will be fun.
Seeing the Ozzies getting shanked over and over again is something to look forward to as well.
uruguay are not the best either. 3 fairly equal teams if you ask me.
of letting us go 1-0 up, getting 2 goals and then not letting us anywhere near their goal for the last 30 minutes.
Unremarkable 1-1 draw with Uruguay.
Solid 2-0 over Costa Rica.
Undeserved win over Ivory Coast in the second round.
Brazil in the quarters, out on pens.
You can take this to the bank.
their supporters are so hilariously delusional it's unreal.
so people here won't actually see England's first harrowing defeat of the tournament.
A tournament without Shane Smeltz is nothing to watch so it is not worthwhile to wait for the World Cup
Uruguay, Italy and England are all about as good/bad as eachother. Dunno if Portugal & Mexico, or Switzerland & Ecuador, or Ivory Coast & Colombia, or Spain & Chile would've been much of an easier draw (using the initial pots, as i've not seen the updated ones). Would expect 5 or 6 points from 9.
It's not a terrible draw.
Enjoying the suggestions that England are as good as a team that won the last Copa America and a team that got to the finals of the Euros one year ago.
Italy blow hot and cold. In 2010 they managed to play even worse than England did.