МИР В ДВИЖЕНИИ ДЛЯ ФЕСТИВАЛЯ ФУТБОЛА РОССИИ РОССИИ 2018
  • Watching the History Channel's Top 20 World Cup Moments. Fifa's Top 20 was as follows, seems to be some fairly obvious ones missing.:-
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    I'm expecting Phil Jones to join that list somehow
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    Vela wrote:
    What about the Brazilian team in the semi-final last time?
    Yeah, wasn't the best, but Luiz, like Monkey said, and losing Neymar in the Chile game took the heat right out of them.

    Still pretty strong in most of their games until then...
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  • If he played for anyone other than United, he would be nowhere near an England side.
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    Whilst we wait for updates, let's have a debate.

    What's your World Cup? The one that kickstarted your love affair.

    For myself, I do have recollections of watching and getting into USA '94 but I was 7 and could really understand the magnitude of it. Just saw it as exciting football on the telly.

    Fast forward 4 years.

    I'm 11. Rangers had since surged to 9IAR and I worshipped at the altar of Laudrup and McCoist. Us, we, plucky little Scotland were up against Brazil, fucking BRAZIL in the first match. I'd spent the year previous studying R. Carlos' fk against France, watching the airport advert in complete amazement at Ronaldo and his Mecurials, and thought we hadn't a hope in hell. But we were Scotland. I'd seen Braveheart. We could do this.

    The schools got let out early. It was the warmest day. We went to Jonny Roebuck's house across the road and settled in. 4 minutes was all it took..

    Then over the weeks that followed I watched in amazement as Becks did exactly what everyone expected him to, then what they didn't want him to. I used to have a big back garden, and the clothes lines height could be adjusted in the middle to form a kind of wall. All I wanted was a pair of predators. I was convinced they'd make me a better player..

    So Owen dazzled and Becks capitulated. I admired them but I still lolled, rampant lion still running through me.

    Then came the real stars. The players from teams in leagues that seemed a world away. I remember painting my bedroom with my dad as Argentina tried to deal with a long ball from De Boer, and him being in utter disbelief when they showed us the replay of Bergkamp's magic. It was other worldly. How did he do it? How did it look so magical? Is he human? Why are men crying?

    The final. Oh boy. I couldn't understand what was happening with Ronaldo, and I feel it'll forever be a great shame he wasn't 100% in that game, but I don't know if it'd make that much of a difference. There was someone else on the park who just wasn't going to lose that day.

    I'd never seen a player like him, so much taller and more imposing physically than his positional peers, but with a poise and grace on the ball it's almost balletic. He just seemed to be on another planet that day. I remember saying why isn't he smiling like Ronaldo and my dad just gave me something to the effect of "he doesn't need to". I saw how they idolised him alone afterwards, and how he wasn't either a samba star or a long-haired South American with earrings or anything flashy. Just a guy with a focus and an unbelievable talent. Zizou. The true GOAT.

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    g, was Pele really that good in the 1958 world cup?
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  • Olimite wrote:
    If he played for anyone other than United, he would be nowhere near an England side.

    He shouldn't be anywhere near a Man United side.
  • My World Cup:

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    I even got a gold one! Still got it somewhere I think.
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  • g, was Pele really that good in the 1958 world cup?
    Aye, those were the days when he could still get passed a semi without having to resort to Viagra...
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    g, was Pele really that good in the 1958 world cup?

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    edit - Darn it! G answered!
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    g.man wrote:
    g, was Pele really that good in the 1958 world cup?
    Aye, those were the days when he could still get passed a semi without having to resort to Viagra...

    hahaha
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  • Stopharage wrote:
    Watching the History Channel's Top 20 World Cup Moments. Fifa's Top 20 was as follows, seems to be some fairly obvious ones missing.:-
    Pretty much saying the last 3 World Cups have had no great moments. You'd think at least Germany's win over Brazil last time would qualify.
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    I’m not sure that anything that happened within the last 20 years really deserves a place on the history channel, TBF.
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    Germany flattening Brazil was a highlight but nothing else since 2002 stands out.
  • I'm just thankful for a History Channel show without Hitler, Aliens, Sharks or Alien Hitler Sharks.
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    davyK wrote:
    Germany flattening Brazil was a highlight but nothing else since 2002 stands out.

    Holland 5 v 1 Spain was insane
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  • Ghana's run either the last one or the one before was great.

  • The Daddy wrote:
    My World Cup: 2018976_120614153231_271.JPG I even got a gold one! Still got it somewhere I think.

    Nostalgia wallop.
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  • Incidentally I had a bet on Senegal to beat France. We were so pissed that night I puked in the street. Still had a kebab.

    Good times.
  • Definitely ended up behind. But I knew France were bottling bastards.
  • WorKid wrote:
    Incidentally I had a bet on Senegal to beat France. We were so pissed that night I puked in the street. Still had a kebab.

    Good times.
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    Definitely ended up behind. But I knew France were bottling bastards.

    This is exactly what happened to me also!

    See also Greece in every game 2004, especially the final as Portugal are up there with France for bottling it.
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  • I was in Italy for the World Cup in '90, so that has some fond memories.  Was even going to go to the Scotland/Brazil match in the Stadio Delle Alpi but apparently my mum said I was too young to travel for the match, at 8 years old.  My dad and uncle slept overnight in a train station floor, somewhere.  So it was probably for the best but still a missed opportunity.  My dad wouldn't shut up about how amazing the stadium was.

    We were staying in a campsite in Lido Di Jesolo.  It was full of fans from all over the place.  I remember one family were there to go the England games.  They had found out that our lot were Celtic fans so had good fun draping me in a union flag in the bar whenever they could to wind up my dad.  I was too young to even get the joke.  It was all in good humour, though. 

    One guy, there to support Scotland was called Jim.  And he was mental.  I'm assuming he was ex-army as he used to sing this from dawn til dusk.  I liked him.  Thought he was hilarious.  One night he was in the camp bar, on the table, singing his songs when the wee Italian wife that cleaned the place tried to shoo him off at closing time by shouting and hitting him with a broom.  She was trying to get across that people were sleeping in the rooms above the bar.  He pulled the broom off her and started banging it off the ceiling to wake them up.  Looking back, he was clearly a bit of a dick.

    I remember the place was buzzing, though.  Those little mascot things were everywhere and Pavarotti was played non-stop.  

    Good times.
  • Quality stuff, Matt. Italia '90 seems a bit of a watershed moment for football imo. Been watching all of the official World Cup films, and there's definitely a stark contrast pre and post 90 in regards to playacting or diving, or even good old dark arts "gamesmanship". It's like the European teams took note of the South Americans doing it and started copying, badly. Forgot how much of an absolute cunt Jurgen Klinsmann was. Makes Sergio Ramos look like Bill Gates.

    Anyway, hype still building at a good pace. Not had a chance to add squads and misc stuff to the op but I'll get there. Having a time trying to juggle work and studying for my theory driving test. Apologies.
  • I've got Japan and Portugal in the works draw.... not holding out a lot of hope of collecting the jackpot.
    I'm falling apart to songs about hips and hearts...
  • Forgot how much of an absolute cunt Jurgen Klinsmann was. Makes Sergio Ramos look like Bill Gates.
    An even bigger cunt?
  • Anyone interested in a WC Fantasy league if I set one up?
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  • Aye.

    Well hyped for this now.

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