FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying Thread

Discussion in 'General Football' started by tototoner, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Shadydan

    Shadydan Well-Known Member

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    Why am I still having this argument with my mate regarding Messi, he's saying that he needs to have a massive world cup yo be considered amongst the greats o_O

    lol just fek off
     
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  2. Setzthree

    Setzthree Well-Known Member

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    As a swedish person, I hope we draw Denmark in the play-offs.
    Denmark > Switzerland > Italy > Croatia in that order.
     
  3. L-man

    L-man Pele Alli

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    International football is the worst standard that any top player plays at. I find it bizarre people feel that players need to have good World Cups to be one of the best ever
     
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  4. Shadydan

    Shadydan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, people always need to throw this cavaet in when talking about Messi about doing it in the World Cup not realising that the standard of intl footy is average nowadays. The thing is nostalgia does funny things to people and people who saw him play will never be able to let go of the memories of Maradona. In 20 years time our generation won't be talking about Maradona and Pele rather Messi and Ronaldo because our generation is biased towards what we've witnessed.
     
  5. tototoner

    tototoner SC Supporter

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    Same as Premier League in England
     
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  6. tototoner

    tototoner SC Supporter

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    Piece of trivia -

    Michael O'Neill's full name is Michael Martin O'Neill

    Martin O'Neill's full name is Martin Michael O'Neill.
     
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  7. truebluespur

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    Ange has seriously lost the plot... Something's not right, have a feeling he's lost the players. It's unfortunate because he was doing well, but he has himself to blame, being so idealistic and rigid with his tactics etc...
     
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  8. WorcesterTHFC

    WorcesterTHFC Active Member

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    Almost correct.

    Michael Andrew Martin O'Neill

    and

    Martin Hugh Michael O'Neill
     
  9. Saoirse

    Saoirse Active Member

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    He's just a shit Harry Kane really
     
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  11. mattie g

    mattie g Well-Known Member

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    Twellman rubs some people the wrong way, but he's often on the mark with his analysis of the game in this country. This rant is spectacular, and it says a lot that he's willing to include himself as one of those involved with US Soccer who needs to take a long, hard look at themselves - having been an MLS player and US international and now part of the soccer media. And his comment about how the gloves should have come off years ago in regards to changes needed within the system is absolutely spot on.

    In a really disturbing way, I'm fascinated by what will happen in both the USSF and in the soccer media over the next couple months.
     
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  12. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    We needed this. The warning signs were there. They were ignored.
     
  13. coyspurs18

    coyspurs18 Get in there my Son!

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    Couldn't stomach coming in this thread last night...I agree with you on your points about MLS and player selection. Oddly the one player I think that may have helped last night was Dom Dwyer, I'm still scratching my head at Arena's selections though (not just this round but the entire WCQ). There is just no way to justify that shitty roster...Beasley, Zusi, Wondo, etc. Then to make matters worse Arena spouts this shit after the game "Nothing has to change. To make any kind of crazy changes I think would be foolish. We're building a good system in our professional league. We have players playing abroad of some quality."
    It's sickening and heads need to roll, but it's US Soccer so I'm sure we will just keep fucking things up the way we have been.
     
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  14. LukaMotion

    LukaMotion WHL 1899-2017

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    It's not really fair on the USA though, I mean, making them play Trinidad and Tobago at the same time.
     
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  15. ravenspurs

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    Arena should never have been allowed to leave T&T with any ounce of respect. He should have been fired before the US plane even left the airport tarmac. Gulati should immediately resign. The fact that he hasn’t yet has turned my stomach. If that turd somehow tries to weasel his way through this and win a reelection in February it will be disgusting. If he actually wins US soccer will be done for at least a generation. It will set us back decades.
     
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    Arena is just a shit version of big Sam. I wanted Klinsmann to stay but you could see the squad had already turned on him and it was a lost cause. Pity they're not going to Russia.:(
     
  17. npearl4spurs

    npearl4spurs Believing Member

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    Absolutely embarrassed and disgusted at the USA result last night
     
  18. taidgh

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    Not to hijack USA fans' meltdown, but who saw Ospina score Peru's equaliser on Monday?

    https://t.co/ihNUlVRT3W

    If you weren't already convinced that football is corrupt, Ospina's last two games would really get you thinking. Schoolboys wouldn't get caught out like this.
     
  19. mattie g

    mattie g Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't seen the "Ospina goal" until just now, but it does take me back to one game in high school in which the other team had an indirect free kick about 25 yards out. They lined up to take a direct kick, and as the shot came at me, I just let it go between my legs rather than take a chance at fluffing it. My coach was going absolutely mental and yelling at me about why I would have let the ball go between my legs (mind you I was his captain for two years, as well!). When the ref blew the whistle for a goal kick to us, I shot a wry smile over towards him.Good guy, but not the greatest or most gifted-of-thought coach I've ever had.
     
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  20. mattie g

    mattie g Well-Known Member

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    Oh...and fuck everything right now.
     
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