How good is this World Cup?

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by brothernero » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 pm

62 of the 64 matches played.

Still only one Goalless draw. That is pretty darn remarkable. :thup:


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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by Clucking Bell » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:00 pm

The goodness (or not) of a World Cup is directly proportional to how well England do in it. Therefore, this was the joint second best one ever.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by SullySpecial » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:20 pm

Crap.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by 61dicksey » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:48 pm

The best i have watched .Brilliant open football from most countries. No mention of any problems , violence , just all about the football.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by brothernero » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:57 pm

I did not think Brazil 2014 would be bettered, but this has done that.

64 games, 169 total goals. 6 goals in the Final. Only one 0-0 and some amazing goals.

Plus we may finally have our England back.

10 out of 10. :thup:

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by Faithless » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm

8 out of ten for me (would be 10 but cheating is still going unpunished too often)

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by brothernero » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:21 pm

Revised now, going to say 9 out of 10 because of all the VAR b*llocks.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by e17 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm

Yeah an 8 for me too. For a modern World Cup that’s pretty amazing

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by pablo jaye » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 pm

A good 8/10 for me - some good matches, the final had two sides trying to score rather than keep a clean sheet, the faith has been restored in England, Southgate has class, VAR wasn’t as annoying as I thought it would be. An England win and no histrionics would have pushed up a couple of points for me.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by vietnammer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:49 pm

Agree with the general :thup: for this competition. Never watched so many games despite being in the same working hours/near home situation for the last two and never had so much interest in non-England games. That was the best final can recall too despite the ref having his head bent by VAR for that penalty. Really felt we were watching the two best teams (Belgium aside). 9/10

On a side note, didn't see anything of Putin till the final (did I miss him at Russia's games?). Possibly he was deliberately 'de-politicising' the event. Fair dos for that I suppose.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by mumbles87 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 pm

Solid 8/10

Would have been 9/10 if Croatia had won today. Felt bit robbed by that first half but blown away in second

10/10 would be England winning ofc

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by steveyrockstar » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:03 pm

Based on my memories of previous World Cups (my first full one being 1990), I'd say this was my favourite World Cup yet. Great matches, tons of goals and England being both entertaining and decent.

Now I'm so sad it's all over.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by DasNutNock » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:28 pm

A GREAT summer tournament.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by WCpete » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 pm

That it was Pussy Riot that invaded the pitch adds to the color of this Cup. I think it was an exciting Cup filled with a lot of drama. The crappy teams weren't nearly as crappy as usual, and the very top sides weren't as good as usual. That meant that there was a fair amount pf parity. From there every team gave everything and we were rewarded with much more entertainment than usual.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by sendô » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:53 pm

One of the best World Cups in years, lots of excellent games, a worthy winner and England finally turning up and making us proud. I might actually watch their next friendly now. :thup:

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by Harry Hound » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am

I loved it and feel a little deflated that it's over and disappointed that France won, though I accept that they were deserved winners and probably the best team in the competition.

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by Patito » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:36 am

DasNutNock wrote:A GREAT summer tournament.
x2 :thup:

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Re: How good is this World Cup?

Post by Patito » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:37 am

Went into this tournament with little expectation. I think it's been the best one since '98, possibly better?

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