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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    The players that would take England to the next level and be genuinely one of the top teams are not of English nationality.
    England did well with the playing resources available to them but would need 2 or 3 real world class types to make a difference-say a Hazard/De Bruyne
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    I'd have to agree with the above. It looked like Trippier was the only one with an idea how to get the ball inside the box. If you had a proper quarterback floating around the centre it'd be a whole different game.

    All in all an excellent result and some good potential. For instance Sterling. Some very nice plays, but all too often he froze when he had the ball in a good position. At the top level you need to react instantly. Think for a second like he did and opportunity is lost. There seems to be some sort of a psychological barrier he needs to break through. When he does he'll be great. Be interesting to see the Euros in two years.

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    Well, that sucks. One goal from a fault that did not exist and then an offside and another from a dubious penalty.

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    France winning but they donít deserve to be?
    Clear dive led to a free kick and surely handball by accident?
    Shame

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    Ok
    Good goal, that one

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    I reckon England could have beaten France

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    I reckon England could have beaten France
    Of course. It is probably why you couldnít defeat Belgium. Twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    I reckon England could have beaten France
    Yeah. In Cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    I reckon England could have beaten France
    Some recreational medicine been consumed? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Yeah. In Cricket.
    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Some recreational medicine been consumed? ;-)
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    Some hope

    Keeper did a Karius!

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    The final this excellent tournament deserved.

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    Cant believe Croatia losing this.

    Their keeper could of done better for sure but they have played the French off the park and the scoreline suggests a hammering

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Some recreational medicine been consumed? ;-)
    he he :))
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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    I reckon England could have beaten France
    Personal meds or prescription?

    However super final and Croatia my full respect.

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    Small teams are not supposed to win. You screw them once, you screw them twice, you make sure that they're broken so that the chosen ones will prevail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    Small teams are not supposed to win. You screw them once, you screw them twice, you make sure that they're broken so that the chosen ones will prevail.
    C'mon, that's crap. We got enough conspiracy shit in the political threads already, please leave it out of here.
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    Putin under an umbrella, while Macron and Grabar-Kitarović are left standing in the pouring rain.
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    Super final
    Penalty decision swung it in France's favour and their quality is such that they don't need gifts like that.
    Croatia can hold their heads so high for such a small nation.
    A good world cup with no real outstanding team for me but I wonder with the physicality of todays game will we ever see a team like Brazil(82) again-I know they didn't win it but will live long in the memory.

    Argentina 1986 another outstanding team for me.

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    Spain 2010 were the best international team I've ever seen.

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    Hard to argue against the final placing of the top four teams.

    France have been entertaining pretty much throughout, Croatia have had a superb World Cup, Belgium looked threatening all the way through, and England played well above expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Spain 2010 were the best international team I've ever seen.
    Agreed but have never found the Tiki-Taka style exciting
    Much preferred Germany's style of play last world cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Hard to argue against the final placing of the top four teams.

    France have been entertaining pretty much throughout, Croatia have had a superb World Cup, Belgium looked threatening all the way through, and England played well above expectations.
    And, just as importantly, the cheating teams with cheating players were eliminated.

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    Well thatís it. Iím so sad and melancholic now itís all over.

    What the fc@k am I going to do with my life now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Well thatís it. Iím so sad and melancholic now itís all over.

    What the fc@k am I going to do with my life now.
    I share your sense of a void!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    Small teams are not supposed to win. You screw them once, you screw them twice, you make sure that they're broken so that the chosen ones will prevail.
    Idiot
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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Well thatís it. Iím so sad and melancholic now itís all over.

    What the fc@k am I going to do with my life now.
    Learn about football?
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    @ noTAGlve - Try left hand?

    Anyhoooo.. Viva la France! Well done guys, wholehearted congrats! Please do not dance on ambulances that's an affliction of people with no class and no manners..
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    Fully European semifinals is good too. Rest assure that if you look at the bigger picture, football has come home. 3 of the last 4 share a border.
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    Glad that's done for another few years.

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    Congrats to France. Better overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    C'mon, that's crap. We got enough conspiracy shit in the political threads already, please leave it out of here.
    Might be (crap, that is). I got really pissed off at how both first goals just 'happened'.

    As for conspiracies, I don't believe there're dark people in dark rooms, etc. But I do believe that, when it could go either way, it usually goes towards the first class citizens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
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    Connard.

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    Monsieur Connard pour toi.
    Et Monsieur Connard est champion du monde.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Monsieur Connard pour toi.
    Et Monsieur Connard est champion du monde.
    Ok, sorry, I surrender! Oh wait, I can't, that would be cultural appropriation...

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    Good to see that the thread has escalated nicely with some name calling.

    In did not watch the game (for that is what it is), but my congratulations to France who really did bring the World Cup home https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA...s_Rimet_Trophy.

    Well done

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    It's only a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDG View Post
    @ noTAGlve - Try left hand?

    Anyhoooo.. Viva la France! Well done guys, wholehearted congrats! Please do not dance on ambulances that's an affliction of people with no class and no manners..
    Paris celebrations turn violent on the Champs Elysees - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44844447

    There's idiots in every country, it doesn't mean they represent the majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchcollector1 View Post
    Paris celebrations turn violent on the Champs Elysees - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44844447

    There's idiots in every country, it doesn't mean they represent the majority.
    Touchť

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    No doubt someone will find this a reason to have a pop at the London's mayor.

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