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Author Topic: 2022 World Cup Thread  (Read 12268 times)

The Sultan of Semantics

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2022, 05:44:07 PM »
They'll make it out of the group.  Tunisia and Australia aren't very good.  But yeah it certainly diminishes their repeat chances.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2022, 06:38:46 PM »
They'll make it out of the group.  Tunisia and Australia aren't very good.  But yeah it certainly diminishes their repeat chances.

Australia is trash, Tunisia is a bit feisty, and these huge tournaments France seems either to get bounced early or make a serious run, and don’t see them making a run now with both Pogba and Benzema out.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2022, 08:19:39 PM »
Australia is trash, Tunisia is a bit feisty, and these huge tournaments France seems either to get bounced early or make a serious run, and don’t see them making a run now with both Pogba and Benzema out.

Nkunku out too. And kante.

They still have depth, but lost a lot of horses.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2022, 10:14:40 PM »
3 of the top 5 in the Ballon D’Or won’t be in the tournament with Mane and Benzema injured, and Mane and Senegal knocking out Egypt.  Brutal

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2022, 09:43:21 AM »
Yuk. Fox coverage just glossing over everything unseemly about this. Looks like I’ll be tuning into the games but that’s about it.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2022, 11:59:38 AM »
Yuk. Fox coverage just glossing over everything unseemly about this. Looks like I’ll be tuning into the games but that’s about it.

Be more specific Fluffy.  Do you mean the Qatari government prejudices?  I haven't really followed. 
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2022, 12:08:14 PM »
Be more specific Fluffy.  Do you mean the Qatari government prejudices?  I haven't really followed. 

Seriously?  Look it up.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2022, 12:23:31 PM »
Seriously?  Look it up.

They' pretty much suck when it comes to basic human rights in Qatar.  They said nothing about this? 

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2022, 12:28:18 PM »
It was known.  The proper contribution was made to FIFA.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2022, 12:32:16 PM »
It was known.  The proper contribution was made to FIFA.

Yep.  I thought this was common knowledge. 

I'm also guessing it's more like 10K migrants dead in 10 years.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2022, 01:50:24 PM »
Yuk. Fox coverage just glossing over everything unseemly about this. Looks like I’ll be tuning into the games but that’s about it.

If you had expectation of anyone, including fox, calling out anything in Qatar, well, I don't know what to tell you.

I'm sure the qataris were explicit in their expectations of coverage for anyone allowed in the country

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2022, 02:26:08 PM »
If you had expectation of anyone, including fox, calling out anything in Qatar, well, I don't know what to tell you.

I'm sure the qataris were explicit in their expectations of coverage for anyone allowed in the country

I stand somewhat corrected:

https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1594365031654662144?t=RwLcvzCdhbKyJpO_MRa6eg&s=19

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2022, 03:23:54 PM »
Yuk. Fox coverage just glossing over everything unseemly about this. Looks like I’ll be tuning into the games but that’s about it.

https://twitter.com/benjstrauss/status/1593617340914143234?t=GiNTIay9QAQMnDP-o3g9bQ&s=19

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2022, 10:08:52 PM »
Time to get psyched...

Landon's goal in 2010 (where were you?): https://youtu.be/k29wBfLmNP0

Fans' reaction: https://youtu.be/jbn3rOPmR9w

Let's go USA!

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2022, 12:01:09 PM »
Fox's online coverage sucks out loud.  Remember when ESPN had the broadcast rights, and they would embed highlights in the gamecast timeline like, moments after the play?  Those were the days.  Fox just has some sort of disorganized fake twitter feed from hell.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2022, 02:12:55 PM »
Opening US goal was absolutely gorgeous.  Perfect run from Weah, beautiful slip ball from Pulisic, brilliant composed finish from Weah.  Well deserved after the US was the clear aggressor dominating possession and chances all first half.

Referee is terrible.  I don't think he's screwing the US, but he's just awful and out of his depth.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2022, 02:31:47 PM »
Opening US goal was absolutely gorgeous.  Perfect run from Weah, beautiful slip ball from Pulisic, brilliant composed finish from Weah.  Well deserved after the US was the clear aggressor dominating possession and chances all first half.

Referee is terrible.  I don't think he's screwing the US, but he's just awful and out of his depth.

Who even talks like this?  Gorgeous, beautiful, perfect, and brilliant all to describe a single possession?  Deserving a result because style of play?

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2022, 02:32:17 PM »
Who even talks like this?  Gorgeous, beautiful, perfect, and brilliant all to describe a single possession?  Deserving a result because style of play?

Huh?
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2022, 02:42:01 PM »
Correct call.

Goal differential now to get out of the pool.
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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 21, 2022, 03:02:53 PM »
Felt like we used to much gas in the first half, were never going to be able to keep up that intensity the entire game. 

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2022, 03:04:25 PM »
Who even talks like this?  Gorgeous, beautiful, perfect, and brilliant all to describe a single possession?  Deserving a result because style of play?

What are you even talking about.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2022, 03:05:51 PM »
Pulisic poor. Mckennie very poor. Zimmerman all time bad challenge. Jordan Morris before gio Reyna = GGG bonehead.

Terrible let down after a great first half and wonderful team goal.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2022, 03:07:30 PM »
Pulisic poor. Mckennie very poor. Zimmerman all time bad challenge. Jordan Morris before gio Reyna = GGG bonehead.

Terrible let down after a great first half and wonderful team goal.

Pulisic was really not good in the second half.  He had a great motor all match but needed to be better.  Jordan Morris coming on basically signaled they were fine with a draw.

Penalty was the correct call, that was beyond stupid by Zimmerman.  But holy SH** was that referee awful and worse as the match progressed.  Inconsistent, no clue what constitutes a yellow, stopping play for cramps.  Give me a break dude. 

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2022, 03:10:47 PM »
Great first half, terrible 2nd half. USMNT showing their best and worst in the same game.

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Re: 2022 World Cup Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 21, 2022, 03:19:25 PM »
I'm not sure if greggggg made any adjustments once Wales started pressing and playing direct.

If he did, they were terrible (or players couldn't/didn't execute).

The amount of ball watching/standing in place by the US when in possession was kind of incredible.

 

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