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Booey

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7,573 posts

85 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Now we have had a couple of days to get over the fact that the euro's is over, and that England didn't do very well, let's look forward to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil!

Qualifying starts soon. Our first game is on the 7th of September against Moldova.

Our qualifying group is:

Montenegro

Ukraine

Poland

Moldova

San Marino

It looks like a group we should breeze through. Roy will have time to get the team playing his brand of football and we have some fresh meat coming through the ranks who look like they will potentially develop into quality players.

Come on England!!

Joe Hart for captain. Can't see Stevie G having the legs to play and demand a start in 2 years time unfortunately.

mickk

17,744 posts

147 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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You've gone early with this one Booey.

CIE560

14,733 posts

98 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Booey said:
Now we have had a couple of days to get over the fact that the World Cup is over, and that England didn't do very well, let's look forward to the Euros 2016 in France!

Qualifying starts soon.

we should breeze through. Roy will have time to get the team playing his brand of football and we have some fresh meat coming through the ranks who look like they will potentially develop into quality players.

Come on England!!

Joe Hart for captain. Can't see Stevie G having the legs to play and demand a start in 2 years time unfortunately.
Ready made post for after the World Cup.

TwigtheWonderkid

17,693 posts

55 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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England to qualify but do nothing.
What price are Belgium to win it? Fancy a tenner at anything over 80/1.

Blib

31,039 posts

102 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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There's no way that we will win in Brazil.

So, if he was a brave man, Hodgson would pick a qualifying squad full of youngsters and stick with it, whatever the results. Even if we failed to qualify. With a mind to compete strongly come the next Euros in 2016. I believe that many supporters would accept a brave move like that and give the kids a chance to learn. Germany did as much and they're in a much better position now that we are.

However, he would not do that. I'd wager it has barely crossed his mind. So, it will be the same old same old.

I'm depressed already.

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Booey

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7,573 posts

85 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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That's a good shout Twig.

TwigtheWonderkid

17,693 posts

55 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Just checked online, and Belgium are 80/1 with 188Bet. 50-66/1 with most. The history isn't great. Made the semis in 86 but were undone by 2 Maradonna wondergoals. Sticks in my mind as it was the day my grandad died. Which was annoying as we had arranged to watch it together. So when he took ill we both ended up missing it.

Seem to have a decent young team, and will be better in 2 yrs time.

I don't have an online betting account nor do I want one. Might pop down to my local shop and see what odds they're giving.

Edited by TwigtheWonderkid on Tuesday 3rd July 22:08

andyjo1982

4,582 posts

115 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
Just checked online, and Belgium are 80/1 with 188Bet. 50-66/1 with most. The history isn't great. Made the semis in 86 but were undone by 2 Maradonna wondergoals. Sticks in my mind as it was the day my grandad died. Which was annoying as we had arranged to watch it together. So when he took ill we both ended up missing it.

Seem to have a decent young team, and will be better in 2 yrs time.

I don't have an online betting account nor do I want one. Might pop down to my local shop and see what odds they're giving.

Edited by TwigtheWonderkid on Tuesday 3rd July 22:08
80/1 is a fair price, if you can e/w on making the semi's then well worth a punt, but in all honesty, whilst they do have some cracking youngsters coming through, I doubt they'd be good enough to win it. Can see past any one of Spain, Germany, Argentina or Brazil...

London424

8,434 posts

80 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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It's ok everyone. The new FIFA rankings are out...we're dead certs almost to win the thing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competit...

Comedy Gold!!

F1GTRUeno

2,879 posts

123 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
Just checked online, and Belgium are 80/1 with 188Bet. 50-66/1 with most. The history isn't great. Made the semis in 86 but were undone by 2 Maradonna wondergoals. Sticks in my mind as it was the day my grandad died. Which was annoying as we had arranged to watch it together. So when he took ill we both ended up missing it.

Seem to have a decent young team, and will be better in 2 yrs time.

I don't have an online betting account nor do I want one. Might pop down to my local shop and see what odds they're giving.

Edited by TwigtheWonderkid on Tuesday 3rd July 22:08
I wouldn't even bet on them to qualify.

They haven't got a single person to finish off any moves they create, a situation as ridiculous as Portugal's to be honest. Great players all around the park and dogste up front.

Plus they haven't got a coach to actually get them playing cohesively and effectively as a team, until they do, they're just a bunch of talented individuals.

MonzaEvo

234 posts

103 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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F1GTRUeno said:
I wouldn't even bet on them to qualify.

They haven't got a single person to finish off any moves they create, a situation as ridiculous as Portugal's to be honest. Great players all around the park and dogste up front.

Plus they haven't got a coach to actually get them playing cohesively and effectively as a team, until they do, they're just a bunch of talented individuals.
Romelu Lukaku?

Rgds
Jonathan

Haggleburyfinius

4,033 posts

91 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Don't forget...a European team has never won a WC in South America.

deadmau5

3,180 posts

85 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Haggleburyfinius said:
Don't forget...a European team has never won a WC in South America.
A team had also never won 3 major tournaments in a row before Spain beat Italy on Sunday.

Haggleburyfinius

4,033 posts

91 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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deadmau5 said:
Haggleburyfinius said:
Don't forget...a European team has never won a WC in South America.
A team had also never won 3 major tournaments in a row before Spain beat Italy on Sunday.
True!

TwigtheWonderkid

17,693 posts

55 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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F1GTRUeno said:
I wouldn't even bet on them to qualify.
Are you sure? They're in with Serbia & Croatia, so any 2 from those 3. Others in the group are no hopers, Scotland, Wales and FYROM.

They'll qualify easily imho.

F1GTRUeno

2,879 posts

123 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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MonzaEvo said:
Romelu Lukaku?

Rgds
Jonathan
I suspect he'll never make it.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

160 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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London424 said:
It's ok everyone. The new FIFA rankings are out...we're dead certs almost to win the thing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competit...

Comedy Gold!!
Absurd, isn't it?

TwigtheWonderkid

17,693 posts

55 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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TheHeretic said:
London424 said:
It's ok everyone. The new FIFA rankings are out...we're dead certs almost to win the thing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competit...

Comedy Gold!!
Absurd, isn't it?
It would be funnier if these idiots weren't running football.

MonzaEvo

234 posts

103 months

Thursday 5th July 2012
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F1GTRUeno said:
I suspect he'll never make it.

He's only just turned 19.....

Rgds
Jonathan

uk66fastback

11,774 posts

176 months

Thursday 5th July 2012
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Incredible. And Sweden, who for large parts of the game in Euro 2012 against us were better than us and were unfortunate not to get at least a draw are at 17th!

Who makes up these lists?