⚽ ⚽ World Football Cup 2018 - The Prelude (Le Threadoi) ⚽ ⚽


#562

Why don’t they base groups in the same city/region these days? Was it because no city wanted to be lumbered with English fans for three weeks?

I think I prefer the idea of tournaments where they do that.


#563

The videos of rashford and lingard having a laugh together are making me want england to do well for the first time since 1998


#564

Hierro officially spain manager


#565

Can’t get over this Spain thing. Completely bonkers.


#566

Loved Hierro as a kid, into this


#567

goal-line technology: tweet


#568

Why don’t we get centre-halves or defensive midfielders who score loads of goals any more?

Hierro had a 26-goal season at Real, scored 60 over three years. Koeman also hit over 25 one year and averaged 14 a season over a 17-year career. Steve Bruce scored 19 for United in 90/91.

I mean, the answer’s probably because teams are less direct and it’s become more of an individualistic game so they take pens and free-kicks less often, but can we reminisce about defensive players who’s pinged loads in the ONION?


#569

He’s unlikely to post in here so I will on his behalf. @Gert has done a world cup song and video. It’s incredible.

https://youtu.be/6H-WfcOnxnE


#570

love hierro, almost enough to make me want spain to win now


#571

Ramos scores a fuckload in fairness innit.

Sinsa Mihajlović belting in free kicks galore was great.

Irwin/Harte and to a lesser extent Roberto Carlos also.


#572

The libero position has been out of fashion for at least 20 years now.


#573

Steve Bruce libero


#574

I’d argue otherwise. Some of the above players weren’t really sweepers, and some modern sides play, going by the definition, pretty much as a libero.

Let’s not get into debates about wanky position names, though. It’s horrendous bellendry for bedroom webweirds.


#575

Laurent Blanc is Montpellier’s top ever scorer


#576

Just gonna go ahead and post an embedded version so lazy people can watch/listen to it since it’s really good:


#577

Did Celades get sacked too?


#578

Just had an AOB in a meeting to state that a number of weekly meetings will be shifted back from 1400 to 1345 in order to take place during half time of world cup matches rather that missing ten mins of action :smiley:


#579

Apols if posted/seen already, but this sums it up very nicely

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#580

It’s the penalties thing, innit?

Remember when the best penalty taker would be the centre half who could just twat the ball really, really hard?

David Unsworth, Julian Dicks, Bruce, Hierro etc could all give them a good wallop.


#581

bahahahaha