No Irish, No Yanks, No Clogs - FIFA World Cup 2018

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So here we go, the floor is open to suggestions as to who may or may not be ready.

VAR VAR Rasputin (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:31 (one month ago) Permalink

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he's ready

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:34 (one month ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/ZlvSdM9.jpg

HE'S READY!

http://i.imgur.com/CClTQ3l.jpg?1

HE'S READY!

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:34 (one month ago) Permalink

https://spynews.ro/uploads/modules/news/0/2016/6/13/105118/falcao1.jpg

he's ready

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:35 (one month ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfZFiFvXkAIbN1I.jpg

he's not quite ready yet but they're ready for him

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:35 (one month ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfeVV7yW0AAqyxw.jpg

he's significantly more ready than he was expecting to be

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.england.football/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/973168.jpg

THEY'RE READY

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

plenty of clogs in the system right?

don't deny the VAR noods

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:43 (one month ago) Permalink

He's never ready...

https://chanceanalytics.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/img_4826.jpg

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink

thats a pretty offensive title imho

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink

lol take it up with the VAR panel

VAR VAR Rasputin (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm offended they used Yanks instead of Jocks.

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

....

:-/

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

are the russian ultra hooligans ready or are they gonna be suppressed by the police

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

they are the police amirite?

VAR VAR Rasputin (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:51 (one month ago) Permalink

https://s22.postimg.cc/p5juu0bq9/image.jpg

He's surprisingly ready under the circumstances.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:53 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.kingfut.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Essam-El-Hadary.jpg

Essam El-Hadary is the oldest player at the WC at 45, but with some extra stretching there's no doubt he'll be ready

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

xp lol

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:57 (one month ago) Permalink

4 the english m8s

https://media.giphy.com/media/QsFISNC1Zb9Di/giphy.gif

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:57 (one month ago) Permalink

been practising my viking chant all week

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a viking clap too

VAR VAR Rasputin (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

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With Peru's first WC appearance in 36 (!) years I don't think this boy can even be ready but bless 'im all the same

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

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These Iranian female football fans will be totally ready, since in Russia at least they don't have to dress up like a man to be able to attend a match

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:01 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-14-2015/lLtN8M.gif

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

what in the fuck, spain?

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:23 (one month ago) Permalink

lop off hierro come

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:29 (one month ago) Permalink

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Mother confirms Sardar is ready.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

aw

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink

i was watching a special on messi the other day and they were saying how his nana was such an important figure in his life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlvz_9OabAA

what is it with nanas being so important in a man's life

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

got a little teary eyed

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Wayne Rooney, for example.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

as the reigning champion I feel it is incumbent on me to offer a WC fantasy football league for anyone who wishes to challenge for this most prestigious title

it's on the fifa/mcdonald's site - https://fantasy.fifa.com/en/home - and the code is: IZXFNJP6

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:14 (one month ago) Permalink

is that eu only

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:18 (one month ago) Permalink

lol! good work on the thread title, RS!

calzino, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

It follows, of course, that Deadspin's feature on the England team today threw in Jordan Pickford in the star player section just so they could show off his butt.

https://deadspin.com/the-campaign-to-make-england-great-again-is-well-underw-1826673632

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:32 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKjKzXPj97M

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

is that eu only

it can't be, there's loads of americans on it

ogmor, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m at work and the site didn’t want to load

I did it on my phone tho

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

joined the league

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Why do the england panini look like paintings

alomar lines, Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:52 (one month ago) Permalink

jesus!

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:09 (four days ago) Permalink

obv I knew you would say that

it might have ended up being a foul, but Griezemann initiated the contact. He got the dive wrong, but he got away with it

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:10 (four days ago) Permalink

coming around to the fact it may have been a pen but it was a clear dive by griezmann imo

. (Michael B), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:12 (four days ago) Permalink

pen, dive

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:23 (four days ago) Permalink

,deflection

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:25 (four days ago) Permalink

talking point: pens should not count towards personal goal counts y/n

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:30 (four days ago) Permalink

if it's Harry Kane, yeah

otherwise not too bothered

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:31 (four days ago) Permalink

^^^^

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:33 (four days ago) Permalink

pen = 0.5 goals

nashwan, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:37 (four days ago) Permalink

not saying its not a dive

its a clear dive

its also a clear foul

this isnt intricate stuff lads

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:43 (four days ago) Permalink

he's jumped in the air before contact has been made. to quote the rulebook directly "fuck him at that point"

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:46 (four days ago) Permalink

the foul never occurred because the dive occurred first. All I can see in that clip is a legitimate attempt to get the ball, which may or may not have resulted in a foul

we have no way of knowing what happened in this alternate timeline where Griezmann didn't dive

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:48 (four days ago) Permalink

how bout the timeline where you arent allowed clatter Baryshnikov himself if he fuckin glides past you swanlike ie this actual reality

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:50 (four days ago) Permalink

isn't Baryshnikov's main skill staying on his feet

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:53 (four days ago) Permalink

sure but where was the marking

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:57 (four days ago) Permalink

anyway, I've never denied something can be a foul and a dive. Happens all the time

but I think if you execute the dive in too obvious a manner you should be punished for it

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:57 (four days ago) Permalink

i could shake yr hand on that lets draw a line ten yards away from under it

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:58 (four days ago) Permalink

obv best outcome in that scenario is foul against tackle and yellow card for dive but PLANK FIFA will not ACCEDE to my VISION

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 16 July 2018 17:59 (four days ago) Permalink

ok but it's an indirect free

even if it's in the box

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 18:01 (four days ago) Permalink

Just dropping in from a busy day to say Darragh is wrong about everything.

Also Croatia may not have stretched themselves as much early in the 2nd half were they not chasing the game. VAR wot won it.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 July 2018 18:02 (four days ago) Permalink

you can complain about diving and refuse to dive. you can also complain about rewards credit cards, refuse to get one, and pay a small portion of the worst humans' vacation flights.

Impossible Burgermeat. Unlikely Seitan. (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 16 July 2018 18:06 (four days ago) Permalink

the world cup is over

gbx, Monday, 16 July 2018 18:10 (four days ago) Permalink

but we have yet to read all the world cup emails on wikileaks

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 16 July 2018 18:13 (four days ago) Permalink

"VAR won it" is nonsense.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 16 July 2018 18:20 (four days ago) Permalink

I know.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 July 2018 18:22 (four days ago) Permalink

But it did have an effect, it's mostly been used well but it came up short in the biggest match. Humans.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 July 2018 18:23 (four days ago) Permalink

i think the Pen was correct

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 16 July 2018 18:24 (four days ago) Permalink

Cool.

The small nation almost always gets robbed (Uruguay got their wcs in time). I know there are a lot of fascists in Croatia but still..

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 July 2018 18:30 (four days ago) Permalink

the world cup is over

And still it's ruined.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Monday, 16 July 2018 18:32 (four days ago) Permalink

Today Pogba led the team in La Marseillaise on the steps of the Élysée. This is one way we beat the fascists.

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 16 July 2018 18:34 (four days ago) Permalink

Unbelievable scenes outside the French presidential palace as Paul Pogba breaks out with the now famous N'Golo Kanté chant, Deschamps giddily joins in: "N'Golo Kanté, he is small, he is nice, he shut down Lionel Messi..." pic.twitter.com/7vAcUerZWD

— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 16, 2018

Number None, Monday, 16 July 2018 19:01 (four days ago) Permalink

omg

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 16 July 2018 21:10 (four days ago) Permalink

love it! The French have all the best songs.

cajunsunday, Monday, 16 July 2018 21:33 (four days ago) Permalink

I guess it rhymes in French

Mark G, Monday, 16 July 2018 22:31 (four days ago) Permalink

Was this mentioned?

I want everyone to know that the #CRO team @HNS_CFF #Vatreni is supporting #FASCISM. As #Croatian media reports, #Thompson, a fascist/Nazi "singer" who glorifies the #Holocaust, is participating in the #WorldCup celebrations in Croatia, following the fucking players' request.

— Denijal Jegić (@denijeg) July 16, 2018

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 July 2018 22:35 (four days ago) Permalink

A little more on all that here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_(band)#Controversy

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 July 2018 22:35 (four days ago) Permalink

Thompson has huge legacy / mainstream status in Croatia. The lead singer is basically a fascist and one of their biggest songs is the one Lovren was singing about killing Serbs during the war but they wouldn’t automatically code as right-wing (vs ‘patriotic’) to a domestic audience necessarily.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 16 July 2018 22:38 (four days ago) Permalink

The fact that fascists code as mainstream instead of right-wing in Croatia is a pretty good reason not to support them, tbf

Frederik B, Monday, 16 July 2018 22:41 (four days ago) Permalink

If a Fascist polls in low single figures in the next French presidential election, as they did in the last Croatian one, I’m sure we will all be surprised and delighted.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 16 July 2018 22:54 (four days ago) Permalink

You don't need a fascist party when fascism is mainstream.

Frederik B, Monday, 16 July 2018 22:56 (four days ago) Permalink

This is the kind of not-particularly-useful reductionism people (correctly) push back on when Ukraine and the Baltic states get called fascist. The history of how the war, the founding myths of the nation, music and football combine is a hugely interesting subject - the academic Catherine Baker covers it brilliantly.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 16 July 2018 23:16 (four days ago) Permalink

False equivalence. Latvians didn't commit genocide in the 90's.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:28 (three days ago) Permalink

Also I don't have a problem if ppl say that fascism is worryingly mainstream in Ukraine and the baltics

Neuer write off the germans (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Politically, I h8 what the Croatia team all too often seems to stand for. Football-wise, I really like them as a team. So I just end up with a kind of neutral shrug lol

Neuer write off the germans (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:47 (three days ago) Permalink

x-post: Neither has ShariVari ever had? This is such a weird conversation.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:48 (three days ago) Permalink

Thought he was calling such talk not-particularly-useful reductionism?

Neuer write off the germans (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:51 (three days ago) Permalink

In conclusion, Croatia is a land of contrasts

Neuer write off the germans (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:51 (three days ago) Permalink

Yeah, but I've definitely seen him write about all the fascists in Ukraine several times.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:52 (three days ago) Permalink

lol xp

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:01 (three days ago) Permalink

“Fascism is mainstream” and “there are fascists in X” are different.

One of the elements that Croatia, Ukraine and the Baltic states share is the gradual rehabilitation of historical fascist-aligned organisations and their incorporation into nation-building mythology (Forest Brothers, Banderites, Ustaše, etc) but this is more complicated than straightforward co-option of Fascism as a political ideology or the mainstreaming of fascist ideas.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:56 (three days ago) Permalink


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