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Pat Nevin's thing has actual people on it now! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27719078
Brazil (Jordan_229_2), Croatia (Smee), Mexico (Steved), Cameroon (svenrokk)
Spain (gonad), Netherlands (Foley), Chile (Jamienaz), Australia (hanshotfirst)
Columbia (Royter-Hatfood), Greece (RFWare), Ivory Coast (umplat_hamsterstand), Japan (ohgood)
Uruguay (breakfast_t_england), England (aboynamedgoo), Italy (ElthamsmateOwen), Costa Rica (SenorDingDong)
Switzerland (meths), Ecuador (Jeremys_Iron), France (harru), Honduras (AntpocalypseNow)
Argentina (wilykit), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Mattshaped_), Iran (Lucien), Nigeria (jontosh2001)
Germany (Severed799), Portugal (badmanreturns), Ghana (colossalhorse), USA (NikMak)
Belgium (imaperv), Algeria (boxtoboxelder), Russia (DanielKelly), South Korea (Verbal)
but in other news, Lee Chung Yong is in the #galaxy11, so swings and roundabouts.
plus they got a witch doctor to injure Ronaldo apparently. If he could just do the same with the entire German first XI we'll be all set.
Defence is mostly fine but goals are a problem. #HerreraOUT
Imagine being paid to score goals and not wanting to take the 8th penalty in a shoot-out.
Have absolutely no idea if it's genuine or not.
in which Giancarlo Gonzalez was sent off for elbowing Kevin Doyle, causing him to need stitches.
Uruguay next, feeling positive about this.
so a lot riding on this, gonna get the grueß weiß biers in
a lot of cabbies wanted a high-five
in a charity match at Parkhead in September. Will be nice to see McStay again, the first match I ever went to was his testimonial.
Him and tommy burns were the first two celtic players i took note of
given that nothing is happening now and it's two days until world cup, we will read anything related to football even if it's written on the back of a bottle of bleach in the downstairs toilet. This is your chance.
just so you're aware, they call diving 'flopping' in that article.
"If this isn’t complicated enough, every once in a while a team will basically play without a striker. If Spain does this at the World Cup, as it has on occasion, feel free to throw your hands up in frustration and scream at the heavens about the absurdity of positional definitions in the modern era."
'because all us Yanks will do is take away its beauty, what with our “stats” and “analysis”' SHUT UP YOU KNOW FUCK ALL
really hope it doesnt get much more popular over there, they're gonna ruin it for us.
As far as I can tell, Alan Shearer thinks that because expectations for England aren't high, they can reach the semi-finals.
we could go all the way!
Seems like the 90s. English players moving between mostly average clubs for low fees. Boring.
PS Any manager who still thinks Joe Cole has "something to offer" doesn't belong in the Premier League.
Fernando Gago = meths
If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it.
As they do in rugby
Like two hitmen on a business trip.
so am I.
was trying to make a joke about Fernando Gago and Salas Masajes having rooms to themselves before I realised:
a) 23 man squad
b) google informs me Salas Masajes means 'massage room'
behind the front 3
Shame all the times are Aussie. Oh well, will have to change!
and thinking of Ronaldo as King Joffrey from Game of Thrones
what an idiot
Kick that soccer ball!
* - not official
Where are we going to watch these games on Friday 20th? Pub nominations: open
about Argentina ultras potentially targeting English hooligans:
Should we have a seperate thread for some #kingtipping?
Stuck a couple of bones on Brazil to win outright with Aguero top goalscorer - 66/1
The teams in that group are going to ship goals against their front 4. Could see Higuain bagging 4 or 5 against Iran.
safer bet that they'll be the highest scoring team for sure
Also got Spain to win outright and Aguero top goalscorer at 125/1 and Spain top European team at 3/1. Hoping that Germany don't turn up.
"name seven World Cup winners since 1990 who have played for at least two English clubs?"
(I don't know the answers at the moment)
dunno the rest
who's the last one?
i'd totally forgotten the guy existed.
given 1990 and 1994 are included...
rather than any player who is foreign.
i'm just guessing now
4 years before he made his debut for France.
He would have been 17 years old.
Don't lash out childishly. Just accept it and move on.
Djenuinely though he was part of the Brazil 02 squad. Oooooof.
Completely did myself :(
20 mins in a group game and nowt else, shit.
such as the Metro, Caughtoffside and Sportsvibe are running with it.
More disaster in Japan's camp yesterday. Birthday boy, Yoshito Ōkubo, ran himself a bath to reduce his fatigue but - oh no! - he forgot about it and flooded his hotel room.
His foolishness has increased the squad's shame coefficient, which is now at dangerously high levels.
Honda has dyed his hair gold - effect on shame level: no change
mad hyped tbh
that significant funds are going to come in? Will the Hillsborough development plans get taken forward?
I'm not a Wednesday fan but live in Hillsborough and it'd be great if the stadium development happened because I think it'd be a big positive boost for the area with the community plans they were talking about.
It seems like Milan was just desperate to sell, but is Mammadov a better option?
hopefully there will be some form of redevelopment. the community centre sounded like a great idea and hopefully the new ownership will take those plans forward.
certainly there will be funds to help improve the first team, which will be much needed. sadly don't hold out much hope for stuart gray, a good coach and a good egg but I sense mammadov will want his own manager in.
for the stick that mandaric has had from a small minority he has helped us out of our rut and saved us from oblivion. things are much better all around than they were before he came in.
Agree about Mandaric. Hopefully he's held out for the right buyer.
If we miraculously get out of our group, we SHOULD get past the last 16 (Japan or Ivory Coast or Colombia or Greece) and then get dicked in the quarters.
Can you imagine.
It's got 0-0, penalty shoot-out written all over it
Probably more than one red card too
"And Lampard misses with a wild shot! Disaster! Now it all lies in the hands of Karagounis..."
Greece are kings of the 1-0, no penalties needed!
They should be able to beat the rest of those Group C teams though
just thinking for fantasy football, cos he's cheap, alright and Argentina shouldn't concede that many/smash everyone in their group
Good guy, terrible season. Should never have left Caley.
doing an earoy start late finish tomorrow in exchange for thursday night off. SO EXCITED.
Warning: contains traces of Townsend