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#1 OFFLINE   Grays Babylon 1875

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

Cannae see a thread for this, which probably is an indicator of how apathetic we have become to our, at times pathetic national team.  
 
Just noticed that tiny little shitehouses Belgium have become the first European team to qualify for the big one next year.
 
What did they do right?   Will we get there?
 
http://www.bbc.com/s...otball/41143442

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

   Will we get there?
 
http://www.bbc.com/s...otball/41143442

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

 No.

I notice that other minnow shitehouses like N Ireland, Montenegro and Iceland have great shouts at getting there.  Hell, Switzerland are practically there.  Switzerland !!  

 

Most happy to see Wales floundering this time around though.   Imagine another big tournament with nae us and all the other UK slags there, including those RUGBY hoors.  


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:40 PM

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hahahaha. 
 
Nor do I, but there's part of me that does a wee bit.  
 
I still remember Mexico 86, Italia 90, USA 94 and France 98......
 
Good times man. 
 
Has everyone given up?

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

Would imagine Scotland will win V Malta and England will beat Slovakia, so should set up the last two games for Scotland to fuck up as normal.

 

Switzerland as someone said have all but qualified, Japan there already too.  Be interesting to see the size of crowds in Russia, will folk travel?


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:45 PM

I notice that other minnow shitehouses like N Ireland, Montenegro and Iceland have great shouts at getting there.  Hell, Switzerland are practically there.  Switzerland !!  

 

Most happy to see Wales floundering this time around though.   Imagine another big tournament with nae us and all the other UK slags there, including those RUGBY hoors.  

Switzerland almost always qualify.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

Switzerland almost always qualify.

They were at Brazil 2014, but before that I don't remember seeing them at many tournaments........  Similar to us, Belgium, Norway, Denmark....

 

Croatia are the one that pisses me off!!  How do they do it all the time?   Fucking horrible table cloth shirt wearing shit monkeys.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

You reckon if, and it's a massive IF, we were to qualify the old Ruskis would give Scotland fans aggro as much as they do to the English. I think you'd be mad if you were English going over to that, you'd have a target on your back for the roided up squaddie hooligans.

 

After watching that documentary about Russian fans a few months back, I think I'd have second thoughts about going over there myself.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:02 PM

They were at Brazil 2014, but before that I don't remember seeing them at many tournaments........  Similar to us, Belgium, Norway, Denmark....

 

Croatia are the one that pisses me off!!  How do they do it all the time?   Fucking horrible table cloth shirt wearing shit monkeys.

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The only major tournament they haven't qualified for since World Cup 2002 is Euro 2012.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

The tartan clad drunks that follow Scotland would not stand a chance against the Ruskies.

Would be a no from me if I was that way inclined.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

I honestly don't understand the point of international football these days.

 

Years ago it made sense - seeing the national team was like a dream team of all the players that you'd probably ever heard of.

 

These days dream teams are made at the club level and typically consist of players from multiple nationalities.

 

Add to the fact that nationalism even in the most benign sense is now frowned upon as racist - I really don't see the point.

 

Who has done more to help C.Ronaldo - the Portuguese national team or Sporting Lisbon/ Man U?

 

Who did more to develop Messi - The Argie national team or Barca?


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:04 PM

:hysterical:  :hysterical:

 

The only major tournament they haven't qualified for since World Cup 2002 is Euro 2012.

Fuck sake man.  

 

Shows how much attention I have been paying. 

 

They will also now be going on my shitlist with Croatia.  Cheers. 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:04 PM

:hysterical:  :hysterical:

 

The only major tournament they haven't qualified for since World Cup 2002 is Euro 2012.

 

Really annoying country... seem to qualify for every tournament, but do bugger all when they get there!


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

 

Really annoying country... seem to qualify for every tournament, but do bugger all when they get there!

Loads of talent too.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:09 PM

 

Really annoying country... seem to qualify for every tournament, but do bugger all when they get there!

Like we used to be !!   

 

When I were a lad... 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:13 PM

Hard to believe it could be a minimum 20yr wait to actually qualify for a major international tournament, and we’re only just hanging in there in this one. In all likelihood we’ll fall short again. Our archaic football authorities are the main reason that we’ve failed repeatedly and been surpassed by the smaller nations, refusing to implement a longer-term development strategy or promote its own leagues. It’s almost comical that players in English League 1 and sometimes our own 2nd division are deemed the best we have whilst we (AFC) are overlooked time and time again. There’s no logic to the decision making by our wonderful management team in this regard. That said, I don’t judge a Scotland squad by how many Dons players get selected, nor does it matter so long as those who are picked are genuinely the best available. Our policy seems to be that anyone with a tenuous link to Scottish parentage playing in England gets first look in and we’ll fill it out with Celtic players so it appears our top league is represented. Therein lies another problem, that the average Scottish supporter barely knows half the squad so it’s difficult to get enthused anymore.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:38 PM

I know the ranking are a bit flawed, but Switerland are currrently ranked 4th in the world. 

 

After everyone getting a boner for France V Holland, good to see they were taken down a peg last night V the mighty Luxembourg.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

Is it this one that's being played in Winter? Mental if it is. It's baltic in the Baltics at wintertime.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

I know the ranking are a bit flawed, but Switerland are currrently ranked 4th in the world. 

 

 

 

I see Poland are up there too... like Switzerland, have a good qualification record, but since the turn of the millennium, they've only got one Quarter-final appearance between the both of them.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

 

I see Poland are up there too... like Switzerland, have a good qualification record, but since the turn of the millennium, they've only got one Quarter-final appearance between the both of them.

Poland are going nowhere but the playoffs.  

 

The lovely Danes are gonna overtake them this evening and take that top spot.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:57 PM

Just on the point about security etc I was in Moscow for five days back in July, and honestly never felt unsafe or threatened once. In fact it's one of the cleanest, safest big cities I've been in, no doubt because you probably get chucked in the modern-day equivalent of the gulag if you misbehave. 

 

I ken it'll be different for foreign football fans larking about wearing their countries colours, but equally the Russian authorities won't want the image of the country tarnished by their own football hooligans. I'd imagine that they'll be clamping down on any nonsense with the usual Russian efficiency... 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:35 PM

Fuck wearing any other Fitba tops when yon Russian hooligan firms are patrolling. Especially England.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

Probably the best way to rank nations is just to regionalise the rankings. 

 

That way you don't have shite like Haiti above the likes of Russia. 

 

It's impossible to rank groups  of teams who never play each other, so don't fucking bother. 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:05 PM

Strapon looking like he can't be arsed, as always.. 

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...otland/41142450

 

 

Will be cheering on England and Czech Rep tonight.   

 

Would absolutely destroy my soul to see that lanky Hun streak of Jambo piss Kyle Scafferty play at the World Cup 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:40 PM

Will be cheering on England and Czech Rep tonight.   

 

Would absolutely destroy my soul to see that lanky Hun streak of Jambo piss Kyle Scafferty play at the World Cup 

 

One soul duly destroyed then.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:11 PM

 

One soul duly destroyed then.

Fuck them. 

 

We will take them in the playoffs. 


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

Hats off to Northern Ireland, booking a play off spot. Not the hardest of Groups but probably on a par with our one. Includes teams Scotland have tried and failed against a few times too (Norway, Czechs).


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:14 AM

Strapon looking like he can't be arsed, as always.. 

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...otland/41142450

 

 

Will be cheering on England and Czech Rep tonight.   

 

Would absolutely destroy my soul to see that lanky Hun streak of Jambo piss Kyle Scafferty play at the World Cup 

Is that because he turned your team of no hopers down?


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:19 AM

Hats off to Northern Ireland, booking a play off spot. Not the hardest of Groups but probably on a par with our one. Includes teams Scotland have tried and failed against a few times too (Norway, Czechs).


Agreed.
Their record the past few years is fantastic.
Same with wales, although they do have one standout star.
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