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56 minutes ago, atroi said:

1. I haven´t seen a single second of this tournament , a farce in itself, so far and I won´t watch it no matter which team is on.

2. The German team will lose today against Spain. I´m sure of it. The players knew beforehand that they aren´t that good to win it anyway, so why didn´t have the balls to stand up to DFB and FIFA and play with the one love band risking a yellow card for it (or whatever punishment it would have meant) , and leave Quatar with their head up instead of being ridiculed for a photo where they demonstrate against free speach. 

I am disappointed by them , noit how they played ( which I didn´t see) , but because of their spinelessness against a corrupt system.

Tbf the Germans have a bit of history .........

As do us British

The problem with all this criticism is that the European countries are judging them by our own current standards wilfully forgetting that you don't have to go back too many decades to find homosexuality was illegal, religion had a too dominant impact on lives, that migrants came in to do the shitty jobs. Jeez we had a report only yesterday that the fire service is still racist and misogynistic.

These countries are simply at a different stage of their existence. Perhaps the religious dominance in these countries will never loosen. Perhaps they look at the West and see a society that is liberal and now as arguments about whether 12 year old lads can have gender transition treatment and think fuck having that shit

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1 hour ago, atroi said:

1. I haven´t seen a single second of this tournament , a farce in itself, so far and I won´t watch it no matter which team is on.

2. The German team will lose today against Spain. I´m sure of it. The players knew beforehand that they aren´t that good to win it anyway, so why didn´t have the balls to stand up to DFB and FIFA and play with the one love band risking a yellow card for it (or whatever punishment it would have meant) , and leave Quatar with their head up instead of being ridiculed for a photo where they demonstrate against free speach. 

I am disappointed by them , noit how they played ( which I didn´t see) , but because of their spinelessness against a corrupt system.

Welcome back Atroi. 

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4 hours ago, Andyben said:

                    Pickford

          , Stones, Maguire, Shaw

                Philips, Bellingham

            Foden, Grealish, Rashford

TAA                  Wilson

 

Corrected for you @KrolMong

I like it. In the olden days, that means TAA is playing as an outside right.

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17 minutes ago, KrolMong said:

If he’s playing two sitting midfield players and telling the full backs to play as wingers and give total freedom to the front four, no issues. But… it will be a back 6.

Southgate's shitting himself over Wales 🤣🤣🤣

This game will be like the Scotland game in the last Euros. Game management in order to qualify 

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5 minutes ago, HoylandOwl said:

Well…

Alex Scott said, ‘it’s important for him (Kyle Walker) to use his pace and his attackingness’

ATTACKINGNESS. 

I’m all for people being included in commentary/punditry if they use actual words. Not making it up as they go along 

I read the 'Back Story' of that Nadia Nadim that was on the ITV 'bench' earlier.  As well as having a fine football career - over 100 Danish caps and 38 goals - she not only recently qualified as a doctor but apparently speaks 11 (eleven!) languages. A bit of a contrast!   

It's amazing how random life can be.  The family apparently fled Afghanistan when she was 8 after the Taliban killed her father.  They paid to come here, where they had family: they got dumped in Denmark instead, for unknown reasons.  There just happened to be a girls and boys football training club set-up right next to the fence of their Danish refugee camp where she saw football being played for the first time.  She started to kick a ball about with her sisters.  After a long professional top level football career she's now a U.N. 'Ambassador', helping inspire kids in refugee camps around the world to aspire to learn and better themselves.  Quite an example.

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