Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

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Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Post by Alex79uk » June 15th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Might as well have a thread, right?

I've only managed to catch one game so far because of work, but Spain Vs Portugal - what a game!! That was one or the best games of football I've seen in years.

I tell you what, I wouldn't bet against Portugal going far this year.

I love the World Cup! Makes me wish I had a football game to play. Might go up CEX tomorrow and get FIFA 17 or something for a couple of quid :D

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by countstex » June 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm

PES 2018 is in GamePass and FIFA 18 is free for all MS Gold members right now.. if you have a One.

But yes, that was a jolly good kick about. Looked like Spain would walk all over them for a while, but they kept on fighting. Good game.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by ratsoalbion » June 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Absolute belter tonight!

I'm too busy to watch all of every game like I used to do in my teens, 20s and 30s, but looking forward to dipping in and out of the *seven* matches over the weekend!
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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Suits » June 15th, 2018, 8:09 pm

I'm certainly surprised to see such a thread show up on here, however - I'm more than encouraged to see read such a conversation.

Yeah, great game tonight.

So far, the only minutes I've missed are the ones in the car during the commute from work to home.

C Ronaldo continues to ever build his credentials for the greatest player of all time.

The man just doesn't seem to stop topping what he has already achieved in football.

He's the epitome of world class, he does things that are expected of him and things that are not expected of him, time and time again.

I'm not a Ronaldo fanboy (for want of a better phrase) but I always welcome the conversation regards who has done more for his club and nation, constantly, at such a high level more than this footballing athlete.

The guy is insane. A true football legend.


Anyway, yes, the 2018 WC.

My money is on a good showing from Belgium, I've pulled Brazil from the sweepstake in work (nice) and my chosen nation to follow and cheer on this year is Sweden.

Lets hope the host nation refrain from too much off field nonsense, the officials pull their socks up, ITV don't mess the coverage up and England do fcuk all.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Alex79uk » June 16th, 2018, 5:33 am

Speaking of sweepstakes, I pulled Tunisia and Switzerland >_<

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Stanshall » June 16th, 2018, 6:51 am

I've softened and warmed to Ronaldo throughout his career. I used to loathe him, but I'd say he's now perhaps my favourite international footballer and one of few players I personally look up to - believe me, I never imagined I would say this. Obviously, he's a naturally very gifted athlete and an excellent footballer, but it's his relentless drive and determination and self-belief which blows me away. The absolute stones on the guy to hit that free kick with such a decisive but delicate touch. There are few people on Earth with the composure and confidence to do that, never mind the skill. Blown away. Amazing start to the tournament, aside from every other game which has been cack.

My best mate is an Aussie and I'm an Evertonian so I'll be rooting for Timmy and the boys this time around, as my alt. I'm not confident about England but I would love to see us play with confidence and expression instead of the usual crippling fear. Maybe, maybe.

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Post by ratsoalbion » June 16th, 2018, 8:17 am

Brighton’s Maty Ryan in action for the Socceroos too!

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Suits » June 16th, 2018, 8:32 am

Massive day of football today, so I’m going to clean all my dusty PS2 games from the loft and sort them the out while this mornings game is on.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Flabyo » June 16th, 2018, 10:09 am

I pulled Portugal, Serbia and Denmark in the office sweepstake. Outside chance of a win there...

(The boss got Germany and Brazil, which went down well)

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by ratsoalbion » June 16th, 2018, 10:25 am

I have Iran and Nigeria.
Ho hum.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by DomsBeard » June 16th, 2018, 6:14 pm

I have Uruguay in my sweepstake.

Managed to catch every game so far (perks of being self employed). Apart from Spain v Portugal I really enjoyed Peru v Denmark tonight, gutted for Peru they should have won it.

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Post by countstex » June 16th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Kom så Danmark! :P

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Post by nickturner13 » June 17th, 2018, 9:07 pm

Wonderful stuff from Mexico! Then and Peru my highlights of the cup so far.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Suits » June 18th, 2018, 2:49 pm

I might give the old PSVR a go for the England game tonight.

Apparently you can use the functions on the BBC iPlayer to watch it from the stadium, with a VR headset (as well as 4K now) - as such.

Not my ideal preferred way to watch football I must admit but well worth a go I should think.

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Post by ratsoalbion » June 18th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Apparently the iPlayer on PS4 has been upgraded to 4K too.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by DomsBeard » June 18th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Tried the VR the other day, it is really good!.

It is coming home.....

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Stanshall » June 19th, 2018, 2:59 am

You've bought a PSVR?

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Suits » June 19th, 2018, 6:15 am

Gutted.

I thought Tunisia were going to hold out last night.

On another note, I hope this VAR doesn't make it into the English league. We'll have penalties at every corner otherwise.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by ratsoalbion » June 19th, 2018, 6:48 am

Suits wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 6:15 am
Gutted.

I thought Tunisia were going to hold out last night.

On another note, I hope this VAR doesn't make it into the English league. We'll have penalties at every corner otherwise.
Oi! Be nice!
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Premier League clubs have voted against VAR for the coming season, and I think the tech makes it impossible for most football league grounds to use it.

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Re: The World Cup 2018

Post by Suits » June 19th, 2018, 7:02 am

ratsoalbion wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 6:48 am
Premier League clubs have voted against VAR for the coming season, and I think the tech makes it impossible for most football league grounds to use it.
Yes, there is that. Although, It could literally be installed overnight in the Premier League just like GLT.

Generally I go back and forth on the VAR side of things. I was keen to see how it would be implemented and genuinely looked forward to the benefit it would bring.

I'm just concerned how frequent it's being used thus far and how clinical it is.

I didn't realise how much I enjoyed the "Phew, we got away with that then !" feeling :lol: . Potentially, every coming together could be viewed as a foul, if looked at enough.

Like I said, I go back and forth on it, at this current moment, where I agree it works in spotting things - I'm concerned.

Anyway, more games today :P :P .

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