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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:18 pm 
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To me it was the best WC since 1994. It had parity, upsets, goals, a variety of star players, and the most entertaining final since 1986.

One of my favourite stats from this tourny is we only had 1 scoreless game which likely would've had goals if France and Denmark had something to play for.

This WC also segues nicely into the next WC since big guns such as Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany had disappointing tourneys (and will use this WC as motivation to improve) and the likes of Italy and Holland will likely be back leading to an even more competitive field.

From a logistical perspective, the WC went without a hitch and every fan I came across was left impressed by Russia. We didn't have logistical nightmares, security issues, racism, etc. I liked the atmosphere in Brazil better but this WC was more organized.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:36 am 
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Best WC ever! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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very successful and I agree with undertaker, best wc ever. The fear mongers(British/American press) failed in their campaign. Putin did his thing :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:29 am 
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The quality of a lot of the matches wasn't great but the entertainment value was. Of the World Cups I'll go France, Russia and Brazil tied, South Africa, Korea/Japan then Germany.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:52 pm 
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Things I liked/noticed:

1) Gap between best and worst teams closed. Only teams that took a pasting were the Saudis and Panama (unsurprising as it is their first world cup).

2) The extraordinary number of goals in the last minute, injury time, and dying minutes of matches.

3) Extraordinary number of goals from set pieces.


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Best WC I've ever seen, not because of the quality of footy (although some games were epic) but because of the intrigue of the VAR, small countries punching above their weight, the Ronaldo V Messi side story and the flipping of football away from the ghastly tiki taka or senseless possession game to a more result oriented and attacking style. :thumbs: :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:38 pm 
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Damn good World Cup if you ask me. Quality and surprise in equal measure :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Best World Cup ever.

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I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:17 pm 
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Best World Cup IMHO.

Parity between the top teams and the rest has diminished. The quality of football was great. VAR VAR VAR. It was a much better outcome and will only get better. Russia surprised me as a host.

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Best World Cup ever , by a country mile!!! No red cards for violent conduct, thanks to VAR, also the refs were not conned into giving penalties or sending people off.

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Best World Cup IMHO.

Parity between the top teams and the rest has diminished. The quality of football was great. VAR VAR VAR. It was a much better outcome and will only get better. Russia surprised me as a host.

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vancity eagle wrote:
I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.


Same here and i said this in another thread. Majority of the games were boring. Big teams out so I didn't bother watching many of the games . there are very moments I will remember from this mundial :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:50 pm 
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Samora Machel wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.


Same here and i said this in another thread. Majority of the games were boring. Big teams out so I didn't bother watching many of the games . there are very moments I will remember from this mundial :cry:



This is one of the main reasons this World Cup is one of the best ever. All the pundits including pastors were all exposed.
The statement is however very powerful and speaks to the mentality / colomentality brainwashing of many people including being interpreted in many negative ways. For example, teams like Nigeria, Mexico, Croatia etc have no business being there, advancing or beating the BIG TEAMS.

FYI : i judge you not. Only referring to the statement


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blueangel wrote:
Samora Machel wrote:
vancity eagle wrote:
I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.


Same here and i said this in another thread. Majority of the games were boring. Big teams out so I didn't bother watching many of the games . there are very moments I will remember from this mundial :cry:



This is one of the main reasons this World Cup is one of the best ever. All the pundits including pastors were all exposed.
The statement is however very powerful and speaks to the mentality / colomentality brainwashing of many people including being interpreted in many negative ways. For example, teams like Nigeria, Mexico, Croatia etc have no business being there, advancing or beating the BIG TEAMS.
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FYI : i judge you not. Only referring to the statement



No chief say Panama are playing Japan. I mean really I have no interest in watching such a game. Traditionally I watch African teams and the big match ups but this time round I didn't watch at least half of the African games because I knew the outcome sadly :sad:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:10 pm 
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vancity eagle wrote:
I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.



Dude, are you ever happy with anything in life? It must suck to be you. Get out and have some fun my friend. Btw, anyone noticed we had just one 0-0 game at this World Cup? France vs. Denmark. Best WC EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So u people think a worldcup that had more goals from penalty kicks and free kicks than in open play os the best world cup ever. You guys are a joke. I think you have poor memories.

There weren't that many inspiring plays at this worldcup.

If you like games decided by set pieces, then this was a great worldcup. For those who would rather see goals from open play, it sucked.


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First game was 5-0 with some stunning goals the final game was 4-2 with great goals and loads of drama and great goals in between.

Plenty of fantastic goals. Cheresev against Saudi and Croatia, Pavard against Argentina, Nacho against Portugal, Musa's brace against Iceland, Ronaldo against Spain,
Chadli against Belgium, De Maria against France, Modric against Argentina, Inui against Belgium, Coutinho against Switzerland and many more. In the final alone there were three
stunning goals -- Perisic, Pogba and Mbappe.

Many compelling games, the best of which was Belgium V Japan and France V Argentina.

Two contenders for the best players of all time, Ronaldo and Messi (although the latter flopped). The host reaching the quarter finals. If you don't like this WC you must not like football.

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I honestly can't remember a World Cup which bored me as much as this one.

The storylines surrounding the games were 10x more intriguing than the games themselves.


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marutimon wrote:
I honestly can't remember a World Cup which bored me as much as this one.

The storylines surrounding the games were 10x more intriguing than the games themselves.


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What I liked was the variety of football played, the tiki taka, the total football of Croatia, the counter attacking one of France and Belgium made it a n great world cup. Moreover team work outshined stars like Ronaldo, Neymar and Messi.


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vancity eagle wrote:
I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.


if anything, the absence of more field goals from open field speaks more to the leveling of the playing field that now exist in international football. Im eagerly looking forward to seeing countries like India, the Philippines in world cup. But it also goes to show that mindset, prejudice and self imprisonment were also significant factors and some nations benefited based on those factors in the history of the game. And it was great to see nations like mexico, south Korea and even Russia shed the old mental imprisonment which unfortunately still afflicts Nigeria via the manger

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Average, Europeans made it a borefest with their negative football and set pieces. But France played entertaining football, that why it is an average grade, not a failure.

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vancity eagle wrote:
I actually think it was the worst WC ever.

Too many Pks, too many own goals, too much VAR controversy. Too many set piece goals, not enough classical team play goals scored from open play.

And frankly not the greatest display of football I have seen.

I'm surprised I seem to be the only one to think this.



You’re seriously not well :roll:

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