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always shaken wrote:

Yes Sir Miles I totally agree about the penalty . There was no doubt about it , but as the pundits said after the game , they only had them selves to blame , the ref thought "oh here we go again another claim for a non existent penalty ,only got them selves to blame

That argument just doesn’t make any sense though...VAR clearly showed it was a penalty - as all the pundits pointed out...so why are they having to blame themselves...? ajb007/confused ...it was the fault of VAR and of the referee - that’s 100% clear...
Having said that, I can’t stand all the ‘theatrics’...VAR should be used to clamp down on this too.

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Neymar cried wolf so many times that its hard to have sympathy for Brazil when one was finally valid. 

I know they are all at it these days but Neymar has been on a different level this World Cup and should be ashamed of himself.   Reminds me of the famous Rivaldo hit in the face by a ball / gunned down act when the ball hit him on the knee  ajb007/lol

The referees have been hounded in many matches to a crazy extent.   A red card would quickly put a stop to that.   One game was delayed for donkeys the other day whilst the ref was being surrounded / hassled / grabbed.  Disgraceful behavior but FIFA no doubt wont let the ref act on it at a World Cup game.

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Number24 wrote:

Here we have an expression used about the very smartest football players:"He knows were the goal is."
Is that praise or something simular used in other countries?

Not in Australia that I know of.  In the 70's in particular soccer players here were referred to as 'Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters' which was the title of a biography written by the late Johnny Warren about soccer in Australia.  Fortunately those expressions are rarely heard these days and soccer is one of the biggest participating and followed sports in the country.  Political correctness has also helped in this regard and if you do get heard using similar disparaging comments you are a chance of being ejected from the ground, having your membership torn up or even worse be forced to listen to Justin Bieber non stop for a week. ajb007/wink

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It's the simplest thing to cause more pain than a man can possibly endure.

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As someone who was 10 in 1966 I think this is the best World Cup ever for entertaining matches.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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welshboy78 wrote:

Neymar cried wolf so many times that its hard to have sympathy for Brazil when one was finally valid.

But the foul wasn’t on Neymar ajb007/confused unless you feel it’s valid to punish his teammates because of him?

welshboy78 wrote:

I know they are all at it these days but Neymar has been on a different level this World Cup and should be ashamed of himself.   Reminds me of the famous Rivaldo hit in the face by a ball / gunned down act when the ball hit him on the knee  ajb007/lol

I agree 100%
He should have been yellow carded for some of them, as should other players.

welshboy78 wrote:

The referees have been hounded in many matches to a crazy extent.   A red card would quickly put a stop to that.   One game was delayed for donkeys the other day whilst the ref was being surrounded / hassled / grabbed.  Disgraceful behavior but FIFA no doubt wont let the ref act on it at a World Cup game.

They way the Colombian players harassed the referee after he gave the penalty in the England match was disgraceful...he should have booked some of them or at least FIFA should hand out retrospective fines. Not that I have any faith in FIFA  ajb007/rolleyes  they fined a team £50,000 because a player wore ‘trusox’ but only fined another £22,000 for their fans racist chants  ajb007/amazed

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I've just seen a clip of the great Gordon Banks famous off the line save against Brazil in 1970 (I was 11) now that was a save ,and Brazil , that was a team , but I think Pickfords penalty save will go on to be a great , now as cheeky 11 year olds we would go into the local sweet shop and ask the man if he had World Cup willy .For those of you not old enough to remember WCW was the England Lion mascot , oh how we laughed then ,

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It's surprising to see players surround the referee.

After all, more than one person in a protest in Russia and you can get arrested.

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Hope for a good final tomorrow.  France to just edge it I think.

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Number24 wrote:

I have a stupid question: when does it end?  ajb007/shifty

They think it’s all over..........it is now.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.