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AFCON 2022

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:56 am

Not long to wait now and West Ham United have their very own Said Benrahma playing for the defending champions, Algeria.

The organisers have announced that all nations will have to turn out a team provided they have eleven fit players, even if there isn’t a goalkeeper amongst that number. Failure to do so will result in the match being forfeited 2-0.

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AFCON 2022

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:02 am

Not long to wait now.

The defending champions, Algeria, kick off against Sierra Leone on Tuesday and of course they include the diminutive Said Benrahma of the world famous West Ham United.

The event organisers have announced that all nations must play provided they have eleven fit players, even if that doesn’t include a goalkeeper. Failure to do so will result in the match being forfeited 2-0.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by wolf359 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:09 am

Sky has all the games BBC are showing 10 (5 group games and 5 in the later stages)

First games are today (Sunday) by the way. The Covid thing I can see them going the NFL route, no symptoms, no tests, no problem.

Group A (both on Sky Sports)

Cameroon v Burkina Faso 16:00
Ethiopia v Cape Verde 19:00
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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:12 am

wolf359 wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:09 am
First games are today (Sunday) by the way. The Covid thing I can see them going the NFL route, no symptoms, no tests.

Group A (both on Sky Sports)

Cameroon v Burkina Faso 16:00
Ethiopia v Cape Verde 19:00
Cameroon v Burkina Faso is a West African derby if my geography is holding out.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by wolf359 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:41 am

WestHamLyallStyle wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:12 am
Cameroon v Burkina Faso is a West African derby if my geography is holding out.
Speaking of Geography who else had to Google Comoros? Never heard of the place. Sounds like a Cyber protection company, nice story though (if a bit modern in the recruitment of players)

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/08/foot ... index.html

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:14 am

wolf359 wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:41 am
Speaking of Geography who else had to Google Comoros? Never heard of the place. Sounds like a Cyber protection company, nice story though (if a bit modern in the recruitment of players)

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/08/foot ... index.html
I didn’t if I’m being honest as I’m a sad git who likes geography and history 😔

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by kitthehammer » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:58 pm

algeria just kicking off on sky, benrahma on the banch. Feghouli starts though.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by Big George » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:44 pm

kitthehammer wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:58 pm
algeria just kicking off on sky, benrahma on the banch. Feghouli starts though.
That is mad

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by Devils Advocate » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:49 pm

Benny comes on for the last few minutes and promptly scuffs a great chance wide.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by rare as rockinghorse shat » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:55 pm

This tournament is an absolute waste of piss.

About as much poise, technical ability, and footballing intelligence as a chicken drumstick.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by wolf359 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:56 pm

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:55 pm
This tournament is an absolute waste of piss.

About as much poise, technical ability, and footballing intelligence as a chicken drumstick.
Careful Ian Wright will have you.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:29 pm

Algeria now unbeaten in 35 games !

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:56 pm

that was odd.
the tunisia v mali game. The ref finished the match before 90 mins with mali winning 1-0 .
He didn't give any injury time despite a drinks break included, and injuries, subs etc.
The tunisians were livid having a go at the ref on the pitch.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by Tenbury » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:22 pm

The whole tournament is justified by the performance of the Sierra Leonian goalie..... he's hilarious.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:31 pm

they are now playing the remaining minute/s !!!!
about 20mins after the match ended

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by rare as rockinghorse shat » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:32 pm

kitthehammer wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:56 pm
that was odd.
the tunisia v mali game. The ref finished the match before 90 mins with mali winning 1-0 .
He didn't give any injury time despite a drinks break included, and injuries, subs etc.
The tunisians were livid having a go at the ref on the pitch.
Officials barged into the Mali manager's press conference and they're now going to restart the game to play.....3 minutes.
It should have been at least 5 minutes.
8 subs, 2 penalties (including a goal) and a red card, not to mention the drinks break. 3 mins?

Tournament is averaging 1 goal per match.

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:55 pm
This tournament is an absolute waste of piss.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:35 pm

That's got notes in a brown paper bag written all over it.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:41 pm

apparently tunisia refused to play the last few minutes so mali were the only team on the pitch.
Apparently the ref had also tried to stop the match 5 mins early.
Dodgy as ****
not surprised they didn't go onto the pitch.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by rare as rockinghorse shat » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:46 pm

I've been reliably informed also, that this referee has been suspended in the past on corruption allegations.

Cancel the shitshow, get the lads back home to some proper fitbah.

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Re: AFCON 2022

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:35 pm

kitthehammer wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:41 pm
apparently tunisia refused to play the last few minutes so mali were the only team on the pitch.
Apparently the ref had also tried to stop the match 5 mins early.
Dodgy as ****
not surprised they didn't go onto the pitch.
Just reading about this on the BBC Sport website Kit.

Janny Sikazwe appears to be making it up as he goes along. Fantastic. We need to see more of this. Next game he’ll stop the game even earlier if any of his decisions are challenged and promptly walk off with the match ball saying it’s his ball so like it or lump it.

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