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Belgium - Algeria
Brazil - Mexico
Russia - South Korea
Let's have it.
Must. Go. To. Bed. Earlier.
Argentina vs Bosnia on Sunday night was a proper killer the next day.
Russia v South Korea
Cameroon v Croatia
Japan v Greece
Honduras v Ecuador
Nigeria v Bosnia
USA v Portugal
Utterly bricking it.
All the early games coming this week look really good, perhaps I won't fall asleep at my desk after all.
woke up before my alarm. Can't fathom it.
Otherwise you'll end up dead like that Chinese guy
After a good ten to fifteen minute chat and stuff about the hockey and world cup, he asks me "so tell me, when does Scotland's games start?"
and i actually burst out laughing.
will be greeted by mass IT'S A FIX! ranting.
Always nice to see one of those strikers who looks like they shouldn't really score loads of goals yet somehow bag a load. Not many footballers like that around anymore really, are there? It's all about breaking from midfield, selling a few defenders a cheap dummy then scoring from the edge of the area.
Reminded me of the glory days of knowing that Shearer or Lineker up front would give you a good chance of a scrappy England goal. It's why I'm a bit worried about Suarez being back for Thursday, as he seems good as scoring those types of easy goals too.
maybe they forget that you need to be really good at kicking the ball into the goal at the end of it
Belgium vs Algerian OR Brazil vs Mexico
(I'm definitely not staying up to watch Russia, adopted team or not)
Someone's not taking this seriously enough.
Off work on Friday so might treat myself to one on Thursday, but I've got things to do the rest of the time ffs
I drunkenly wrote a rude response to him in yesterday's thread but got distracted and didn't post it, so I'm feeling shamefaced and affectionate toward him today. None of you other cunts better try anything though.
I wasn't fighting people off to adopt Russia though tbf
You're supporting Russia.
You can't miss Chungy's first game.
Portugal - lol
Pepe - lol
Iran/Nigeria - yeah it was shit but was bound to get one of those eventually
USA/Ghana - not an especially good game but it got exciting in the last ten minutes at least. Ivory Coast will probably be the only African side to make it to round two at this rate
was the lack of witch doctor action.
Should've had him on the sidelines, boiling up spells and casting curses.
With those two stinkers either side.
Also, I saw a French truck yesterday, with little tricolores stuck on his cab windows.
I thought that nonsense was an exclusively English pastime
no country is safe from tat
Germany destroy a weeping, pleading Portugal thanks to a bullet header from Mats Hummels and the most businesslike hat trick you'll ever see from Little Tommy Müller. The villainous Pepe sees red for some stroking and nuzzling. Nani does his best Rumpelstiltskin.
Iran and Nigeria treat us all to a footballing masterclass, possibly this World Cup's first bona fide #humdinger. 50 yard pot shots? Running the ball straight out of play? Ladies Love Cool Carlos and his gold chain? You bet.
USA beat Ghana and Ghana only have themselves to blame. A first minute goal from The Rap God and the winner scored by a German ringer leaves the Black Stars needing points from their two harder fixtures. Americans commence caring about the World Cup for five minutes, as is customary.
I want to watch it because i find americans talking about football funny.
And it's a touchdown in the first 30 seconds of the 1st quarter! Outstanding start to the World Soccer Series as Clint Dempsey advances into the end zone before rifling the soccerball between the sticks! Go USA!
Still funny every World Cup though.
Is pretty damn good at the American commentary.
Diving head kick, soccerball, danger zone box, etc.
Robbie Savage shows the world that a boring man is far less annoying than a talkative nutter. Pearce levels of absolute gibberish.
America workmanlike, doing what they needed to when they needed to. Don't really know why the football world wants America to get into SOCCER so badly, think it'd break my heart if they actually got anywhere in an international tournament/MLS became a respected league.
Sunderland needing a new striker up until Christmas then!
instead of running around lioke a loony, just coiling up on the floor.
Clearly in a tricky group such as theirs they decided that taking points from the weakest team is tantamount to cheating and that they'd have none of it. So noble.
Some utterly woeful crossing though. Just atrocious.
Awful in the final third.
before Russia and South Korea have had their first game.
still v. excited though
otherwise algeria will be playing for a point even worse than #TeamMelli
time to resurrect the No Points For Nil Nil campaign?
hopefully playing de bruyne through the middle will sort of solve that. think the side has a pretty good temperament so if they struggle it'll be down to tactical imbalance rather than bottling it.
*tries not to remember Chelsea 0 - 0 West Ham. Or Norwich 0 - 0 Chelsea.*
& hasn't always been that great.
when I said proper #10 I meant someone who can control the pace of the attack and thread it through for attackers rather than the manic free role thing hazard does
Sofiane Feghouli hat trick. Honestly confident. Belgium aren't all that.
Playing for a draw? Going for the jugular more like.
imaperv v boxtoboxelder
Jordan_229_2 v Steved
[UNALLOCATED] v Verbal
Going to ride a bear into these boards each morning if I do get them
Giovani Dos Santos definitely has the requisite mediocrity to make David Luiz do something daft.
I'd love it.
and a pair of these instead of boots
Easily my most prized possession right now.
Not a single country ending with (Disputed Zone) at the tournament - FIFA's big tent indeed
Was fading in and out of sleep for the late game. The 12am KOs are killing me but could not miss my adopted team's first game even with an early morning flight to catch.
My guy on the street in NYC says there was a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation for the game and why wouldn't there be...it's the bloody World Cup.
John Brooks 86th minute headed winner sets up a huge game with Portugal on Sunday. Portugal looked a bit hopeless...Ronaldo smacking a free kick into a one man wall, Nani and Contreau gettng in each others way, Pepe being Pepe....I'm starting to get pretty optimistic.
bet his team mates love that
getting some chump to take a picture of him and javier mascherano
better luggage than that.
What the hell has happened to Kevin Prince Boateng? He looks like some sort of actual Prince from a Hollywood film. He's also rubbish. Why were the commentary team bigging him up so much?
of only rating players that you've heard of and dismissing anyone else.
probably 20 attempts but half of them ten yards over the bar. Dunno how the manager wasn't screaming at them to have a bit more patience instead of trying 30 yarders when they had loads of players forward.
MOVING celebration for the winner.
they didn't even look remotely close til he came on
Watched Germany - Greece two years ago in a pub in Bloomsbury. Every time Merkel came on screen the whole pub booed her.
Watched the Germany - Portugal game in the same pub last night and she was affectionately cheered. Weird.
and seems to have some sort of alarm clock so that every 7 minutes he makes some sort of (non-insightful) tactical comment on the game to make him sound more intelligent. When he shoots from the hip it's just bile.
Just wanna see some normal camera-up-in-the-gods-panning-where-the-ball-goes stuff, not high contrast, action-cam, crappily soundtracked 'WELCOME TO XXXX FC!' YouTube compliations.
and their good/bad/funny or whatever it is thing at the end. Yikes.
Funny: the Ghanaian team dancing. HA HA HA?
But know exactly what you mean.
'Enjoy watching the goals from a camera on the floor behind the net!'
you see the goals properly.
Not sure if they've put the highlights shows on the iplayer tho.
On a side note, have any of this year's animal oracles actually proven to be any cop? I liked the look of Big Head the Brazilian Psychic Turtle, but he's only had one go - predicting that Brazil would beat Croatia. Which doesn't require psychic abilities to predict anyway.
I for one cannot wait to see what the the dark horses of the Red Devil golden generation have in store for us. Let's hope they make a statement.
Annoying they merked themselves shortly after it
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium/Chelsea) to Juventus
Mario Balotelli (Italy/AC Milan) to Arsenal, Napoli or Monaco
Juan Cuadrado (Colombia/Fiorentina) to Man Utd, Juventus, Barcelona or Bayern München
Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland/Wolfsburg) to Liverpool
Alessio Cerci (Italy/Torino) to Everton, Arsenal or Man Utd
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina/Napoli) to Chelsea or Man Utd
Marcos Rojo (Argentina/Sporting Lisbon) to Liverpool
Nani (Portugal/Man Utd) to Arsenal
Daley Blind (Holland/Ajax) to Liverpool or Borussia Dortmund
Adnan Januzaj (Belgium/Man Utd) to Real Madrid
Sami Khedira (Germany/Real Madrid) to Man Utd
Ivan Perisic (Croatia/Wolfsburg) to Everton
I'm having an absolute howler. i didn't bet on friday/ saturday, but I have for the last two days - to no avail- and euromillions jackpot tonight aside, obviously, I'm a bit concerned how I'm going to pay the mortgage this month.
Currently £50 down. If Belgium, Brazil and Holland win I'll be £50 up.
Also got £30 each on England and Colombia to win their next games still to be settled. Should break even, hopefully. It's been a barren few days though.
I've seriously lost my mojo.
He is dull as sihwater, but who the hell takes the time to actually make a complaint about stuff like this. Poor Phil :'(
he was so bloodless he makes even Lawro sound like a man who didn't wish he was dead.
bit of a shame, but he was atrocious
You ain't seen nothing yet.
I'm worried it's going to slip by and then next summer I'll be ready for it but it'll be three years away.
Fwiw I'm still blaming my footballing depression on the retention of Allardyce a few weeks back.
Took loads of time off for the last World Cup and it was shit. This time I can watch maybe half the games if I'm lucky and it's apparently all brilliant.
after being thoroughly bored with it all season.
The world cup has rekindled my enthusiasm. Hooray!
I CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER YEAR
Don't send me back
for 'When a man is tired of Football, he is tired of life; for there is in Football all that life can afford'.
The World Cup is like a glorious distraction from the daily embarrassment of being a Newcastle fan. Something I can enjoy without considering the off-field implications (ironic considering the political situation I know).
I spend all season carefully trying not to jinx Huddersfield, refusing to make predictions, and dealing purely in grade A antibants. The World Cup feels like the shackles have been removed, and I can cheerfully enjoy the football.
- muller doing the most pepe-ish manoeuvre to get him sent off. 10/10
- ronaldo failing to beat a one man wall
- DEMPSEY. USA in general. A point from Portugal should be enough now, never would've expected that
- Robbie Savage just occasionally going a bit mental and screaming at the game before it even got into gear. just a pause and "we get the picture" from guy mowbray
Efficient, technically brilliant, does loads of jobs but you're not sure what exactly, excellent teachers-pet style cheater...all thiswith an arrogance that shows no bounds.
I love/hate him.
people don't really rate him as a striker but then he's got 8 WC goals...
Top, top lad.
somehow ending up with everyone on 4 points
and everyone else on 3.
Has to be Mowbray for the main guy. Probably Lawrenson for the sidekick, although I don't mind Kilbane fwiw.
after meths pointed out you have to pretend his taking the piss the whole time. And maybe I'm having a brainmelt but Townsend is the best of the sidekicks so far.
Better the devil you know.
Why do you hate football\the world so much?
At least he's occasionally amusing and sometimes says relevant things. Compare him to Savage last night, who was relentlessly negative combined with talking complete shite. Horrific.
And really, there aren't any good ones to choose from. Royter just suggested Townsend ffs.
but at least he doesn’t make being paid real money to watch football in Brazil sound less enjoyable than a 22-hour shift down a coalmine a la Lawrenson.
I prefer someone with an occasional bit of insight doing co-comms – Pat Nevin or Jim Beglin are good at that – but neither the BBC or ITV seem to have anyone capable of it so far this World Cup.
but at least he seems to genuinely enjoy himself while doing the best job in the world
Kevin Kilbane is just Phil Neville with better enunciation, and Lawro has hit self-parody now.
Plus, Townsend just feels RIGHT with Tyldsley.
it's like some kind of low-level drug that you don't enjoy but can just comfortably relax into and ignore when it starts
I was shouting at the telly during France - Honduras, but by the end I was giggling like mental patient.
Pat Nevin has been on the red button a couple of times.
Don't want to run the risk of listening to Alan Green - the only man alive who hates football more than Lawrenson and colonel_getafe.
and pat nevin is good, thankfully not heard alan green who put me off listening to the radio altogether about 3 years ago.
I quite like his commentary.
He's been good as a pundit so far.
you'll soon tire.
whenever someone scores he builds up in volUME AND MAKES THE LAST WORD TAKE FOREVEEEEEEEEEEEER!
AND THEN SAYS SOMETHING HE'S SCRIPTED FOR THAT EXACT MOMENT.
let's describe the way commentators commentate in their own style.
When a team are going on a break he startstoshortenthegaps in his words and geTS SLIGHTLY LOUDER AND THEN THEY PASS IT QUCIKLY BETWEEN PLAYERS WHO HE JUST. NAMES. AND NAMES. AND ADJECTIVES.
AND THEN SAYS SOMETHING HE'S SCRIPTED FOR THAT EXACT MOMENT! AND ADJECTIVES.
when he was waiting to take a free kick, with his team 3-0 down, his hair all messed up, facing a chorus of boos and whistles from the crowd.
The moment quickly passed, mind.
after band practice, any pub recommendations?
The mental Arsenal pubs are all by Holloway Road station. And are awful.
other side of it too, looks quite fun though after a brief google.
They seem to change name/ownership about once a season. Not sure who goes to them outside of match days.
no transfers in the group stages. Cant see other peoples teams or scores despite there being no advantage to it. Now its saying the first round is over and ive still got 3 Belgium players to play and it now says their next game is in 5 days.
So you can leave all your Belgies in week one's team and sub the Brazilians in for week two's team.
It's still shit though, automatically subbed Verratti out for me when changing formation and lost all his points without any warning.
instead of switching the empty slot from defence to midfield, as would be sensible, it subbed out Yoshida and created two empty spaces. Ended up only having 2 players in defence in the end.
Looks like the tea boy has made it too. Probably just going to ditch it.
so was furious when i lost 8pts due to their rubbish system. Also screwed up my team massively by having some players who i thought would play and arent and now i cant change them til after the group stages.
Surely that's the whole point of being in a league?! Ridiculously half-arsed. I didn't dare change formation in case I lost random players.
they have a decent enough cartel to counter the brazilian ref bribes so could be close
Webb was meant to be ref but its been changed to someone different at the last minute. Ruh roh...
ah Japes said it better, forget it
- just after fluffing a chance from a good pass, he just stood there staring at the screen until it showed him, and then gave a big thumbs up to his team mate with a patronising "well done" face so that everyone in the stadium could see how magnanimous he is.
- just after a free kick was given in his favour he said to the ref "1st one, 1st one" and then looked at the screen with a look almost out of a cheap sitcom like he was saying to the camera "right kids?"
I'm almost starting to warm to him.
just to see his face.
paddy whelan's or something? Was alright, some very rowdy georgies tho. Where did you go?
We had an area booked in the Kiwibar, was a good laugh. Lots of Italians in there and we were dishing out a lot of cuisine-based #bants to them
of the nil-nil between Iran and Nigeria
The BBC used 5 minutes yesterday to do a 'social media round up' in which pillocks lay on the ground pretending to be Van Persie.
It was a valuable use of their time.
compared to the Winter Olympics, thank god.
What an absolute hero!
after the Pepe/Muller incident. Quite clearly really wanted to murder Patrick Vieria.
regarding the legacy of Lord Sugar's tenure as Spurs chairman.
2. Lord Sugar makes a standard tone deaf money-related reply, calls him "sunny jim" instead of "sonny jim"
3. I piss my pants in delight
Want something to watch over lunch...
in which Pierce understands perfectly what's happening. "...and there's the ball hitting the post - no goal, obviously, but let's allow the computer to complete the full sequence - and there's the ball clearly crossing the line a couple of seconds later - perfect technology!" and then it cuts to Pele looking impressed with Pierce and the exoskeleton gives him a thumbs-up
“Jonathan Pearce described it all perfectly,
No longer will we have disputed scores,
With man and machine in perfect harmony,
The action will be even fiercer, next time out ON ROBOT WARS!!”
also, unless I was mistaken, Charles had turned into a futuristic robot at the end there?
Was much better than ITV tbh tbf.
I think it was Peter Drury on comms and he got almost as confused as Pearce. I couldn't tell if it was out of commentator solidarity or the same stupidity.
'No need for the coach to tell the players, they can hear you from here'
Brooks' reaction to scoring was pretty great. I was sad to see USA win though.
The way Mexico were passing it around the other day suggests that today will be a great match to watch. Fuck Russia South Korea. 2-1 Russia anyway, they don't need to play it.
Easily the least likeable team, who just happen to be playing the favourites for glory!
'Fancy coming to the pub straight from work and we can drink brazilian beer and tequila whilst eating some tacos and watching the brazil game in the sun?!'
Yes, yes i'd love to do that!
They seem to be whenever Brazil play, but walked past last night and they weren't showing the Iran match.
I've got them all on a list now. And none of them are going to be invited to watch Japan vs Greece with me.
...a bar in glasgow had these scantily clad dancing girls outside giving it all the salsa/samba dancing, i found it cringe inducing and avoided like the plague
I am really torn. if i go out on a STRAUIGHT FAE then I will be dying tomorrow and I'm seriously concerend about my ability to stay up till 10pm tongiht enyway, and I relaly wnat to see the 8pm match.
Sensible thing to do- go homr shortly for a couple of hours of napping.
ARFGH I DON'T WANT TO. I WANT TO DRINK BRAHMA AND TEQUILA.
however, i fucking hate it when they refer to football teams in the singular rather than plural.
Klinsmann said. Nah.
think it's fair to say some of them were going crazy.
from the beach. In Brazil. During the world cup. BASTARDS.
I quite like him. Andros Townsend is there. No idea either.
I need the lowdown on El Arabi Soudani, stat.
How many points does that get me?
Got my choice of big screen that I have to turn round slightly for, small screen that is actually in my eyeline or projector in an adjacent room. Magical.
Are Liverpool having a bad World Cup?
but have been away from my PC during games and have been out during the days though.
but mexican waves are the worst right?
They're not are they? I thought this time it would be different. It's the same old Algeria.
I'm still blaming Iran and Nigeria for this.
was snowed under yesterday. will sort out a preview for their next match.
Go on you Super Eagles!
also if he's playing a defence of four centre backs the manager must think very little of Vermalen given he plays all over defence for Arsenal
when you have to thank god every time.
but I like it when they all do it
They are regarded as clumsy neighbours, endearing but harmless.
god bless the Benelux countries. `
Shaving cream goes all splattery towards the end of the can too
He just kicked it through a big glob of it.
punt it through the foam so it slides under the wall and slips through the keeper's hands. Then ask Joanthan Pearce if it counts as a goal.
dodgy stream is about a second ahead of itv :`)
Feghouli is a class act... I'm having to catch up on 2x speed. Stupid work :(
where you look at the keeper as you kick it and just make sure you go t'other way:
Hazard does it every time. probably other pen takers do to. If you'd done your research as a keeper you'd know that and would just wait for them to hit it.
Starting Chandli against us! Cheeky bastards.
I can't expected to know the name of all their no-marks can I? Crikey.
I think Chandli is nicer anyway.
I'm a racist now father
just remembered this gem from 2009 http://i.imgur.com/DWUuSpb.png (shout out to prof-kitsch).
what the fuck were they on the beach for?
to prove that they're near the beach
I don't know if this is just because of the sheer density of Spuds players on the pitch, but Belgium certainly seem like one of those teams that look a lot better on paper than actually trying to play football.
Someone should have told them golden generations aren't what they're cracked up to be
lovely stuff Algeria
standing still, stomping in a foot and trying to turn away with the ball?
Is it Fellaini's doing?
argentina iran?....hmmmmm, i reckon 2-0.
brazil mexico....stick my neck out. 2-0.
that he can't stop. It must be scary for him.
dunno why moyes didn't tell his man u team to try crossing more often
it's just a law of averages. Cannon enough crosses into the box and eventually one will connect with his stratospheric bonce.
'great tackle by de bruyne there'
now I've seen it all
a real iconic shot of our time
equaliser was the best moment of the tournament by miles.
Please don't start Chadli again
Was surprised by how Witsel could keep going and going. Also by how close de Bruyne looks to fainting most of the time.
hoping Algeria manage to troll the everloving fuck out of Russia.
is as good as diana ross.
She offers Baines protection, a little love and affection, whether that's right or wrong..."
stupid hair, brown envelope transfer, bit annoying.
nb i am on the fence re: dickheadedness
give me a media whitewash or give me death
I've been moderately impressed by the occasional references - would be faintly absurd to ignore them and the alternative is probably yet another 5 mins of Matt Smith asking Stevie G to confirm England really want to do well at the World Cup.
Had to rush my injured cat to the vet came back and saw the scorers. Maaaaan. Done by the big fella. I take it we were valiant in defeat?
Still confident we'll make it. #desertfoxes
:) :) :)
Probably miss the first half now. Not pleased...
¡Vamos El Train!
in a 9pm-er!
controversial, i think we'll be talking about this for a long time.
this is so weird
can't really focus on this match tbh
dreading it for him. knowing that any excitement in his voice is forced
The only people who would are people that don't watch football much. What he was saying was alright, and that's all that matters.
maybe some e too
To do a sketch when they are a referee where they spray that foam stuff on the ball and put a flake in it aren't they? Almost worth doing it now to claim they ripped it off you
brazil are the best
Don't even know why
Only caught the last half of the Belgium game and thought they looked alright, apparantly they were awful in the first half though so I guess it's France's/Colombia's/Holland's to lose
between Friday and Monday...
when the 1st clear goal goes in, one of the commentators will *undoubtedly* say "no doubt or controversy about that one!!!"
who will it be though?
lol @ the cheeky thumbs up
( I suppose it beats Peter Shilton's Boring Bingo)
for a new book: "Crossing the line: the Brazil 14 controversy".
Going through all the investigative journalism that he'll need to clear this matter up, once and for all.
pretty sure he's the one doing the trolling. no one can be that thick.
no idea why Lawrenson was moaning about them using it "just because they have it" there. None of the camera angles they used showed it was partly over the line.
and rambling like a lunatic about linearity and the question of 2 opposing events occuring at once. Proper Goldbluming.
Although they are taking it too far now like you get when you watch Away champions league qualifiers on tv when they do slow motion shots of the assistant managers blinking
it should be a huge rarity to completely miss the goal with a shot. why are they so shit?
but that was right up there with the most mundane.
how many premier league teams would fred get into?
cant be bothered to work it out but i'm guessing maybe 5
for a good 4 or 5 years. The worst
On the one hand I love mezcal and mariachi music
On the other hand... David Luiz
Mexico all day long.
Saying that I forgot about tropicalia. Help me out here guys.
sounds cool when he says it though
...plus Japan v Greece.
would really love to see mexico end the day with 6 points
Results in friendlies have been good and there seems to be a togetherness and understanding there from what I've seen so far.
He gets so excited that he looks like he's about to rip off his suit
about Julio Cesar having played so little club football this season?"
"...not really, no..."
"Yayaya" after that Moreno tackle on Neymar?
He sounded really German.
What is wrong with him?
i want to believe
couple of annoying things about football:
1: missing the target about 90% of the time despite training everyday. even when they're in loads of space with no pressure on them. every footballer in the world is just shit at shooting.
2: if they can't tackle an opponent they'll just foul them instead, hence the rarity of anything exciting ever happening
he's been amazing
do some joga bonito and stuff. this is annoying me
Great organization and defending. But I'm obviously an idiot who hates football.
Silva always looks like he's going to burst into tears.
reckon this brazil team is an exact copy of them though.
Was trying to work out how many managers Chelsea have been through since him, think it's 6 (Hiddink, Ancelotti, Villas Boas, Di Matteo, Benitez, Mourinho).
Rodriguez was an absolute wall at the back, Vasquez never stopped running either, but Ochoa was immense. Pretty much every save was pure reaction.
A draw against Croatia will be enough, so it'd be better for them if Cameroon won tomorrow.
marcelo just went down uselessly though
the star of every one of my 2009 FM games.
Who'da thunk a side featuring David Luiz would be defensively suspect.
They were so poor against Costa Rica it might be their only option
Green sounds even more ridiculous with someone eloquent and knowledgeable working with him.
Green: Now what is the point of that? I ask you. Ludicrous behaviour.
Friedal: *Gives simple and reasonable explanation*
Green: *Swiftly changes topic*
That flat tone of an American twang worn down to nothing by years of living in the UK is very menacing.
You could tell Green wanted to contradict him but he kept his trap shut. I for one am willing to pay a bit extra on my TV licence every year if the BBC pay Friedel to follow him around 24/7.
No idea why TV channels always want ex-footballers as pundits. Get the guys from the Guardian football podcast to go on.
"I - pfft - really don't know."
I feel so immature for laughing at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmWrKkMvZV4
this is brilliant
We'd have lost 20m in WW2 if we'd been marching out to an absolute belter like that.
is it Par-se-phone
dunno whether you're more about understanding telecommunications or mythological figures
it's entirely up to you Loi Tacky. I think most people say par cee fone though.
this is the homeopathic bellwether of world power
than in all the other games put together
first howler of tourney
howlers with feet aren't really howlers. true howlers are handling errors
as kits go
I love it. Is this how other countries feel watching england?
Some shots at Martin Keowns face
if it's pretty crap you're there to try and perk us up mate, not make it even more miserable
Russia have nothing up front. Pretty drab affair.
Still, WORLD CUP. A very good first round of games.