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


#602

I won’t sleep tonight


#603

almost certain Hierro got the majority of those goals via free kicks.

agree with the sentiment though. bring back goalkeepers taking free kicks too.


#604

still love this so much


#605

What’s the reaction to this lopetegui stuff been like where you are?

Shitty move but I can’t believe some people are siding with the federation. At least from some stuff I’ve seen


#606


#607

reaction has been pretty mental tbh - everyone I’ve spoken to about it has written us off now. most people side with the federation too, which has been weird considering they’re fairly unpopular.


#608

:world_map: :trophy:


#609

also wouldn’t be surprised if real had a different manager at the beginning of the season.


#610

still backed spain to win it in the predos thread, I laugh in the face of logic


#611

So many of the favourites are putting unecessary pressure on themselves - Spain by sacking Lopetegui, Belgium, Argentina and Germany with player omissions, France seem quite settled but will have a brainfart at some point. Brazil don’t seem to have many issues, but i’m starting to think i might back a couple of outsiders each way, maybe Colombia, or Denmark, or…no…mustn’t say it, but who knows, if Brazil get a big injury or just have an offday…


#612

Flat earth trophy?


#613

can’t see past the costa ricans tbh.


#614

Germany are always the most boring contender aren’t they. Hope it’s pretty much anyone else except Portugal


#615


#616

I understand the idea but they’re backed into a corner and they couldn’t do anything. That they have is just ridiculous grandstanding. Just making it a hundred times worse by this. World Cup >>>>> “integrity” of the federation (who gives a shite)

*Be interesting to see how they actually do. Everyone knows their roles and everyone but the striker picks themselves and that could be enough to see them through but then in-game management could be so important and who the hell knows in tournament football. Be mental if Hierro deviates radically from the starting line up though


#617

yeah, team doesn’t pick itself nowadays, which is frightening.


#618

Fascinating


#619

Last call for the predos thread mates. Currently 19 in for bants and dinger. Any entries before kickoff in the axis of evil derby will be counted


#620

Be amazing bants if he sends some folk home and calls up ayoze perez or that Chelsea clogger last minute


#621

torres on the plane