World Cup Qualifiers + Friendlies | November 2017

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  1. Nov 14, 2017 at 18:59

    poleglass red Full Member

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    important to score also.
    I think we'll need to score twice to go through.
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    Destroyed football :lol: Come on man.

    It wasnt even that bad in the first game, unless you have absurdly high standards. If anything the italians were more negative.

    It's like it is opposite day today, Italians are way worse at destroying football by playing uber defensive without intent to attack, dragging the life out of games than most other teams, including Sweden.

    Put Italy against say Brazil, and you'd see the exact same performance Sweden did
  3. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:04

    poleglass red Full Member

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    right that's me, work done, off to pub, come on Ireland.............
  4. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:04

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    You should criticize the team who failed to score a single goal in 180 minutes, not their opponent who got the job done.
  5. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:07

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    Yeah, if this is the terminology, we destroyed football vs Barcelona in '08.
  6. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:07

    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 Full Member

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    England-Brasil and Germany-France today as well. Wow!
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    Can't see Argentina doing that well at the WC. They have been dire for a while.
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:11

    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 Full Member

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    Lacazette vs. Ozil :D
  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:13

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    Very strange, this. Maradona + a bunch of worker bees made it to two finals in '86 and '90, but since then they've kind of been the all-star team that doesn't quite perform.
  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:15

    Gusjaros New Member

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    Do the same thing for Greece then. Remove their goals scored against Gibraltar (8 goals or 47 %) and they have just 9 goals scored in the entire qualifiers. It is pretty obvious that you were a mile off when you compared Sweden to Greece.
  11. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:18

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    Having seen games from smaller nations that have qualified like Iceland, Serbia, Costa Rica, Croatia all of them establish some kind of play even against tough opposition.

    Sweden did the job, they got the result so they played correctly but I personally don't appreciate that kind of football or want it to get results. I was gutted when Greece won the euros and only because of their football, which reminds me alot of Sweden.

    Don't get me wrong, I loved the 94 Sweden team, they had flair, speed and determination this team is the opposite.
  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:23

    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 Full Member

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    Yeah, maybe because too many stars in a team are a risk.
  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:23

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    Blind starting in midfield for Holland against Romania, Tofu on the bench.

    Martial starting with Lacazette and Mbappe as a front three for France.
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    I think I would have preferred Wales in than either Denmark or Ireland.
  15. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:25

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    Hope Martial does well.
  16. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:26

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    look at Greece play and then Sweden and you'll see alot of similarities, I'm talking about the style of play against technical teams, not goals. Physical, disruptive football, 10 men in the box with clearing long-balls on a single player. The football is successful no arguing that, I just don't like it as a neutral.
  17. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:26

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    England will get destroyed, Southgate thinks he is some modern manager but then fields a midfield with Dier and Livermore, great.
  18. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:28

    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 Full Member

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    Spain beating Russia 2-0 atm. Ramos and Alba. Suso, Rodrigo and Asensio start upfront.
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    Memphis isnt great but he uses his body so well to shield the ball.
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    I don't understand how we can win anything with Southgate in charge. I see he's joined the 5-at-the-back bandwagon. He (or his sides) have no identity. One of the most uninspiring, bland managers around. If he was a beverage he'd be lukewarm water.
  22. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:32

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    Then again, Sweden are building a new team. Only four players (as far as I can see) of the team that wimped out against Austria two years ago were in the starting line-up for the games vs Italy. Iceland, on the other hand, have a core group of players who've been teammates since U-21 (and probably even earlier).
  23. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:32

    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    Where are the teams? You're letting me down Redcafe.
  24. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:33

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy

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    Lingard can't even get a start in one of these two friendlies
  25. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:34

    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    Your second sentence disproves your first.
  26. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:34

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    Funny yet true.
  27. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:34

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    Line ups?
  28. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:34

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    The most common play off result so far have been 1-0 and 0-0. Even Croatia played it safe in Greece despite a 4-1 lead heading into that leg. It's just in the nature of play off matches.
  29. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:34

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    1-4 Brazil.. Come on now
  30. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:36

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    England ; Hart, Walker, Gomez, Stones, Maquire, Bertrand, RLC, Dier, Livermore, Iso-Rashford and Iso-Vardy.
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  32. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:38

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    Argentina 2-4 Nigeria??

    Who all played for Args?
  33. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:39

    Sammyjunn Full Member

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    Braziliƫ : Allison, Alves, Marcelo, Miranda, Marquinhos, Paulinho, Casemiro, Renato Augusto, Neymar, Jesus, Coutinho poor midfield.
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    Sammyjunn Full Member

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    Messi didnt and that says it all really. Poor side.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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  36. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:39

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Looks close to the Brazil X1 that.
  37. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:41

    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    I usually always support the international side with the most Chelsea players but can't today. Come on Ireland!
  38. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:42

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    I think England are going to get a beating tonigh
  39. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:43

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    Come on ireland. Croatia is always cheering for you....
  40. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:43

    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    That is the best team for them. Maybe someone instead of Marquinhos although I think him and Miranda might be the first choice now.
  41. Nov 14, 2017 at 19:44

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    Could improve with Coutinho in midfield, Willian from the right wing, Thiago Silva and Ederson imo.