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Tunisia vs England

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I think England will win 3-1.

 

 

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18th Jun 2018 17:16

1-1. Late England goal to equalise.

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18th Jun 2018 17:19

2-0 to England Welbeck to score 1

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By Jholm
18th Jun 2018 17:29

0-0 until 89 mins.
Then a substitution....guest appearance from Giles Mooney.
Rooney off for Mooney.
Mooney smashes one deep into the top corner.

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By Tornado
18th Jun 2018 21:09

I predict that England will win 2-1 with a goal in extra time.

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to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 09:21

Sorry Tornado, that's the least likely outcome!

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to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 10:18

Tornado wrote:

I predict that England will win 2-1 with a goal in extra time.

There is no extra time in the group stages, only in the knockout rounds.

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By Tornado
to Tim Vane
19th Jun 2018 10:35

The extra time would be for injuries I guess.

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to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 12:20

Tornado wrote:

The extra time would be for injuries I guess.

That's injury time, or more technically "time added on" to normal time. Completely different to extra time, which is when a game is extended by a pre-determined period when the aggregate scores are level at the end of normal time.

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to Tim Vane
19th Jun 2018 10:38

Touché

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By Tornado
to Lone_Wolf
19th Jun 2018 11:18

To be fair, my knowledge of Football is pretty poor. It was only recently that I discovered the difference between the Champions League and the Championship League.

Like many people I can be inspired by a fast moving, skilful and adventurous game of Football but these seem to be quite rare these days.

I though England were a bit pedestrian in their game with Tunisia, and possibly only won because the Tunisian team were not that good either. Poor marking, for example, which allowed Kane to get that last goal in.

I can see, however, that the England Team have a number of very good players and whilst they are playing the Southgate way (slow and steady) which actually got a result, I think they still need a bit more of the reckless schoolboy approach tempered by their experience & skills.

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to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 11:48

Tornado wrote:

To be fair, my knowledge of Football is pretty poor. .

That is blindingly obvious.

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By DJKL
to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 12:08

Tornado wrote:

Like many people I can be inspired by a fast moving, skilful and adventurous game of Football but these seem to be quite rare these days.

I can see, however, that the England Team have a number of very good players and whilst they are playing the Southgate way (slow and steady) which actually got a result, I think they still need a bit more of the reckless schoolboy approach tempered by their experience & skills.

There have been a couple, liked Peru and Mexico games (albeit Mexico cost me a bit of money)

Not sure Southgate actually wants them to play slow and steady, England teams just have this very nasty habit of drifting into that mode and then can't seem to get themselves out of it, last night was a touch just in time.

There is a decent (not great) team lurking within England but they just do not show it that often, however they are a young and relatively inexperienced international side so maybe they can improve- my slight concern is there are not more leaders on the pitch, Kane leads well by example/effort but they need others to be far more vocal with their fellow players when the tempo lags, and it does lag at times, the decision making is at times very slow which is a real shame as they are a team with decent pace.

Still, a decent start so I ought not to be that critical.

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to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 12:25

Tornado wrote:

I predict that England will win 2-1 with a goal in extra time.

Apart from the re-definition of extra time, uncannily accurate.

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By DJKL
to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 12:44

However if one looks at the time of the post...........

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By Tornado
to DJKL
19th Jun 2018 13:38

DJKL wrote:

However if one looks at the time of the post...........

Not quite so uncannily accurate.

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By DJKL
to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 13:49

More cannily accurate .

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19th Jun 2018 12:24

I know very little about soccer but, for the hell of it, I'm in a prediction league.

My strategy is to predict one side or the other to win 2-1.

Surprisingly, I'm currently leading.

Which probably shows how random soccer can be.

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to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 12:33

I too know little about soccer except, I believe, it is played in the USA.

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to andy.partridge
19th Jun 2018 12:44

No - worldwide. Soccer is a word coined by the English Victorian upper class gentry who ran the game in its early days.

An abbreviation of "Association", apparently.

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By DJKL
to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 13:56

Also used in that "wonderful" board game, Soccerama, one I remembered from my childhood and bought for my
adult (in size not responsibility) children who played it only once. Having myself experienced that more grown up playing experience I must now admit I had sympathy with their scorn for its gameplay.

I think it must have rained much heavier in the early 1970s , either that or the alternatives were even more dire.

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to DJKL
19th Jun 2018 16:12

Their was an equally fabulous board game called 'Soccerboss'. I had to use my felt tips on that one too.

Not forgetting the wonderful Casdon Soccer, a game for two, where each player twisted left and right hand knobs to pass a ball bearing from one figurine to another before shooting. A classic.

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to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 15:00

Neither of us are Victorian, one of us is interested in dictionary derivations and the other is referring to the sport played today.

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to andy.partridge
19th Jun 2018 15:35

andy.partridge wrote:

Neither of us are Victorian, one of us is interested in dictionary derivations and the other is referring to the sport played today.

Not a question of dictionaries. More that soccer seems to believe, somewhat arrogantly, it has the rights to the word "football", even in countries where soccer is not the dominant code.

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By DJKL
to andy.partridge
19th Jun 2018 12:46

Presumably also in Australia given their nickname.

https://www.socceroos.com.au/

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to DJKL
19th Jun 2018 15:26

I'm sure the Australians can teach us a great deal about Soccer, in the same way they can about barbies and Sheilas, but I'm disinclined to feel bonzer about it.

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to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 16:23

You are not wrong.

You would have to be seriously interested in the game to bother but this is explored in 'The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer (sic) Is Wrong' by Chris Anderson.

Actually, you have to be more interested in numbers so this might be more relevant to members than I first thought.

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to andy.partridge
19th Jun 2018 16:38

The whole question of how the various codes developed from a common ancestor is very interesting. The Webb Ellis story is absolute nonsense. Handled the ball ? Everybody was handling the ball back in 1823 !!

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to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 16:52

lionofludesch wrote:

Everybody was handling the ball back in 1823 !!

Still doing it in Colombia judging by today's game.
I was referring to the randomness of football - luck is a large influence on the result. They reckon around 35% if I recall. There, you don't need to read it now.

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By mrme89
19th Jun 2018 14:12

A deserved win, I felt.

Tunisia niggled us throughout the second half which meant we couldn’t get into a stride. A decent ref would have put a stop to their antics by dishing out a couple of yellows. Two penalty shouts for us that weren’t awarded too.

Rashford must start. He runs at defenders, and you actually feel like we are dangerous when he is on the ball and attacking.

Sterling is still a bit of a headless chicken. His success at Man City must be down to the players around him (*cough cough* Kevin De Bruyne).

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By DJKL
to mrme89
19th Jun 2018 15:29

One of them I thought was reminiscent of a sack on a quarterback, I think the Tunisian player drove Kane back about 3 metres and is now in line for a career in the NFL.

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By Tornado
19th Jun 2018 17:03

Moving on a bit, I have been looking at the next match with Panama and I (in my ignorant of football (but getting better) way) think England have a very good chance of winning this.

I am leaning towards as much as 3-0, but that might be a bit optimistic.

I will definitely go for an England WIN and think the score will be 2 - 0

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By DJKL
to Tornado
19th Jun 2018 17:18

If you get another one correct we shall start viewing you as Paul the Octopus.

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to DJKL
19th Jun 2018 17:32

Which, coincidentally, was what the girls used to call him at school.

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