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Author Topic: 2022 World Cup Thread  (Read 6715 times)

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #125 on: November 23, 2022, 11:43:18 AM »
That’s great. FIFA has been exposed heavily

Exposed?  I mean (insert Denny Green rant here).

This is nothing new.  We've known FIFA to be a corrupt, pay to influence joke for decades.  Unexpected twists and new lows can be had, but I don't think this is FIFA being exposed anymore than FIFA being FIFA at its finest

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 23, 2022, 11:53:05 AM »
Exposed?  I mean (insert Denny Green rant here).

This is nothing new.  We've known FIFA to be a corrupt, pay to influence joke for decades.  Unexpected twists and new lows can be had, but I don't think this is FIFA being exposed anymore than FIFA being FIFA at its finest

My reaction was, “wow, they aren’t even trying to hide it anymore.”

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 23, 2022, 12:10:37 PM »
Exposed?  I mean (insert Denny Green rant here).

This is nothing new.  We've known FIFA to be a corrupt, pay to influence joke for decades.  Unexpected twists and new lows can be had, but I don't think this is FIFA being exposed anymore than FIFA being FIFA at its finest

Illinois govenors and presidents of FIFA 🤝 long prison terms for corruption

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 23, 2022, 01:49:01 PM »
Canada has dominated the first half, had a PK, and trails 1-0.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 23, 2022, 02:06:30 PM »
Went 3-0 this morning with Morocco +0.5, Japan +1.25 (wish I'd taken the ML but oh well) and Spain -2.25.

Doubled down on Canada +1. Might have been foolish, Belgium can strike in a flash. But that was a dominant first half.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #130 on: November 23, 2022, 02:13:56 PM »
Of note, the referee in this match is the one who blew the final whistle early, not once but twice, in that disaster AFCON match...and then blew it again early in first half extra time.  Between him and the Qatari ref disaster in the US match, FIFA crushing that aspect of the tourney as well.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #131 on: November 23, 2022, 02:40:20 PM »
Of note, the referee in this match is the one who blew the final whistle early, not once but twice, in that disaster AFCON match...and then blew it again early in first half extra time.  Between him and the Qatari ref disaster in the US match, FIFA crushing that aspect of the tourney as well.

Officiating overall has been pretty good.  But this crew is just bad. (BELCAN)

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #132 on: November 25, 2022, 05:39:23 AM »
Really hoping Iran can find a goal here.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #133 on: November 25, 2022, 05:54:45 AM »
Isn’t a scoreless draw the best outcome?
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #134 on: November 25, 2022, 06:08:35 AM »
No, I wanted 1-0 Iran. Means the US beating Iran virtually guarantees them through. 2-0 is fine. Even if the US loses, they still vault Iran with a win. Hold England to no more than a 1-goal win tonight and Wales would have to beat England by more than USA beats Iran.

Reality is you virtually always have to get at least one win to advance. The Wales draw made beating England or Iran mandatory, and now beating Iran virtually guarantees we're through.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #135 on: November 25, 2022, 08:13:22 AM »
Not sure this World Cup is helping Qatar’s image in any way.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #136 on: November 25, 2022, 08:58:49 AM »
Isn’t a scoreless draw the best outcome?

I was under the impression scoreless draw gave the US more scenarios under which they could advance which meant higher likelihood they would advance.

With Iran win, it's essentially beat Iran and they're through, regardless of England result (assuming Wales doesn't beat England)

That said... I think GGG should sit players with yellows and have defined minutes restrictions for other impact starters. Don't burn yourself out against England

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #137 on: November 25, 2022, 12:01:33 PM »
Not sure this World Cup is helping Qatar’s image in any way.

I never viewed this WC as sportwashing, more just a tribute to ego and Qatar’s wealth.


For the discussion of Germany being weak historically, this Dutch team is resoundingly meh for them.   

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #138 on: November 25, 2022, 12:35:38 PM »
I was under the impression scoreless draw gave the US more scenarios under which they could advance which meant higher likelihood they would advance.

With Iran win, it's essentially beat Iran and they're through, regardless of England result (assuming Wales doesn't beat England)

That said... I think GGG should sit players with yellows and have defined minutes restrictions for other impact starters. Don't burn yourself out against England

Agree a 0-0 draw was the best case scenario. Wales isn’t getting 3 points vs. England regardless of who England throws out there.

Iran winning was fine though. Keeps the US alive even with a loss today.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #139 on: November 25, 2022, 01:23:20 PM »
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it previously, but I loved Stu Holden as a player, and love him as much as a commentator.  He’s still young and developing his voice, but he’s easily the best American color/analyst across Fox and ESPN

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #140 on: November 25, 2022, 01:27:52 PM »
Robinson having a tough go. We should have some confidence, making some good things happen. I like the McKennie movement.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #141 on: November 25, 2022, 01:43:45 PM »
Haji Wright has been excellent, real dynamic up front.  Love Dest’s push forward and activity so far

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #142 on: November 25, 2022, 02:18:53 PM »
Jordan Pickford is exactly the kind of keeper that no one wants to play in front of.  Constantly berating his defenders.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #143 on: November 25, 2022, 02:44:56 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but if it's nil-nil does the USA have to best Iran to advance? 

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #144 on: November 25, 2022, 02:52:41 PM »
WTF was that?

Zero goals in two games, correct??

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #145 on: November 25, 2022, 02:54:30 PM »
Oof, throw it in the mixer on the last free kick. Good work by the boys

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #146 on: November 25, 2022, 02:56:19 PM »
WTF was that?

Zero goals in two games, correct??

They tied 1-1 against Wales.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #147 on: November 25, 2022, 02:56:46 PM »
WTF was that?

Zero goals in two games, correct??

1-1
0-0

A tie is a great result vs England.   Wales was a bad result.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #148 on: November 25, 2022, 02:56:59 PM »
Watched the game. Not enjoyable for me, sorry.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #149 on: November 25, 2022, 02:57:36 PM »
1-1
0-0

A tie is a great result vs England.   Wales was a bad result.

But they have to beat Iran, right?