Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Stan A. Einstein » June 14th, 2018, 5:58 pm

Paddy Power are running an advertising campaign in Ireland at the moment, donating 10,000 Euro for every goal the Ruskies score in the tournament to a gay rights organization.

Bet they didn't see that one coming. :grin:
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Stan A. Einstein » June 14th, 2018, 6:10 pm

Wonderful line from a pundit.

'Saudi Arabia, it doesn't look good for them.' I guess it's that type of insight which most of us on this board lack.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Exile 1976 » June 14th, 2018, 6:41 pm

Stan A. Einstein wrote:Wonderful line from a pundit.

'Saudi Arabia, it doesn't look good for them.' I guess it's that type of insight which most of us on this board lack.



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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Willthiswork » June 14th, 2018, 6:57 pm

That Saudi 'keeper must have had a bet on 5-0. His attempt to save that free kick was pure comedy.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Corpaboy » June 14th, 2018, 10:28 pm

You can almost guarantee that some sort of oil deal was agreed during that fixture !!!

I've drawn Russia in the sweepstake at work ..
Along with ....... Brazil !!!
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 15th, 2018, 12:58 pm

Game 2. Egypt v Uruguay.

Salah only on the bench.

Hopefully the Egyptians haven’t overdone their Eid celebrations.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 15th, 2018, 1:02 pm

I met Uruguay’s coach once. I say “met” but in truth he walked past me in a hotel lobby. He was with Batistuta, who would’ve been my man crush had he not stunk of BO.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 15th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Plenty of unoccupied seats in Yekaterinburg. Both teams have had efforts on goal. Uruguay, in their away kit for reasons I don’t understand, look better than Egypt in a lackadaisical kind of way. Egypt, despite having all the composure of a golden retriever on a unicycle, seem markedly stronger than the Saudis did yesterday.

0-0 at half-time.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 15th, 2018, 2:49 pm

The ref seems to have either a gumshield or dummy attached to his whistle. He’s done well, though both teams have “played nice”.

89th minute. Uruguay, having got through a bad patch where they may well have conceded against less limited opponents, first rattle the woodwork from a free-kick then score from a corner. 1-0.

Five minutes added time.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 15th, 2018, 2:56 pm

No way back for Egypt. 1-0 final score, though with Russia and Saudi in the group, and Salah still to come into the side, they’ve still a decent chance.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Game 3. Morocco v Iran. St Petersburg looks mighty fine.

Itv’s commentor reckons the Turkish ref is a little bit of a psycho (or, to put it another way, he’s a regular Turkish bloke).

Morocco kick off. The crowd noise is strangely echoey.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Exile 1976 » June 15th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Only 12 mins gone but Morocco strolling it at the moment.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby mad norm » June 15th, 2018, 4:41 pm

JonD wrote:Game 3. Morocco v Iran. St Petersburg looks mighty fine.

Itv’s commentor reckons the Turkish ref is a little bit of a psycho (or, to put it another way, he’s a regular Turkish bloke).

Morocco kick off. The crowd noise is strangely echoey.

All Turkish blokes are bleedin' traditional Barbers if they're not refs :roll:
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Exile 1976 » June 15th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Awful game, two very poor sides.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby Exile 1976 » June 15th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Happy for Hamid though with that goal !! :cheers: Sore head for him tomorrow morning I think ! :lol:
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