Discussion in 'Soccer' started by gary69, Jul 4, 2018.
Uruguay, France or Croatia
France and Uruguay are my 1-2. Looks like my decision will be made Friday lol....
I can’t even imagine what the dinosaurs that hate scoring goals off anything other than headers, would start to say if Sweden won
Anyone but Brazil.
Belguim. They'd be a first time winner and they have an amazing roster.
Brazil or Croatia.
England winning might legitimately be the worst thing that could happen to soccer. Thankfully it's extremely improbable.
And to think, before this tournament started I was glad Italy Ireland and the US weren't in it so we wouldn't need to read a bunch of bandwagoners go on about how great they were. This support for England is much worse.
England winning the tournament would be forgotten by those that hate then after a month.
Rooting for England because it's my team/heritage (grandfather & mother).
That they made the quarter-finals and might even reach the semis is already bad enough.
On the one hand, yes...
But on the other hand, if Brazil doesn’t win then Jogi could stumble into a second WC title that drew us level with them...and then we’d never be rid of him or the complacency he has come to represent.
Plus our local Brazilian, John Pedro, might just be the most chill & likable Brazilian on the planet...so I’m fine with them getting a 6th star before we bumble into our 5th...
TBH that would be Sweden winning. And I hate saying that after how much I defended them prior to the tourney and how many good dudes we have from Sweden on the Avs board. But if they won then the football dinosaurs would never stop roaring about how horrible modern football is & how goals should really only count if they are headed in...
...this is also why I can’t root for Uruguay to win the way they have played, despite how much love I gave their kids before the tourney & how much I praised the style that they played in those matches
At least the lessons an England victory would strengthen would be trusting youth Plus it would be so flukey that watching all of those EPL “experts” talk about how to recreate their success would lead to at least a couple decades of comedy gold...
But smug Brazil winning a 6th wouldn’t be worse?
I can imagine something worse - a World Cup won by a Qatar or UAE team consisting of players who changed nationality for financial gain.
I guess I meant in the realm of reality in the near future. :p
Are you joking? They'll be constantly reminding everyone for the next 50 years.
Russia so I can get drunk
Which would make the next 50 years of English failure funny again...
As likely as not- after 1966 England took great care to draw all the wrong explanations for why they'd won. And the footballing culture as a whole hasn't exactly become smarter since.
How funny it would be if our FA took the "trust the kids" lesson from your triumph while your FA learned "the true value of set-pieces" & clung to this current generation into their mid-30s, might just make it worth it
Having France win now would be incredibly boring. They have plenty of time to win trophies with this generation.
Starting to like the idea of an England-France finals match up. For history's sake
What about Belgium-England in the final?
...if only to see Farage's head explode when a country that doesn't exist knocks off England...
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