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by mate
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Germany should win purely because of English commentary
Replies: 59
Views: 380

Re: Germany should win purely because of English commentary

I enjoyed the game a lot. It was a battle of equals settled by luck, as both teams missed good opportunities, while Kelly got really lucky to get that scrappy 2nd goal off a set piece. The referee was terrible, making bad mistakes against both teams...but really messed up in not ordering VAR review...
by mate
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Germany should win purely because of English commentary
Replies: 59
Views: 380

Re: Germany should win purely because of English commentary

I enjoyed the game a lot. It was a battle of equals settled by luck, as both teams missed good opportunities, while Kelly got really lucky to get that scrappy 2nd goal off a set piece. The referee was terrible, making bad mistakes against both teams...but really messed up in not ordering VAR review...
by mate
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Germany should win purely because of English commentary
Replies: 59
Views: 380

Re: Germany should win purely because of English commentary

I enjoyed the game a lot. It was a battle of equals settled by luck, as both teams missed good opportunities, while Kelly got really lucky to get that scrappy 2nd goal off a set piece. The referee was terrible, making bad mistakes against both teams...but really messed up in not ordering VAR review...
by mate
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Germany should win purely because of English commentary
Replies: 59
Views: 380

Re: Germany should win purely because of English commentary

I enjoyed the game a lot. It was a battle of equals settled by luck, as both teams missed good opportunities, while Kelly got really lucky to get that scrappy 2nd goal off a set piece. The referee was terrible, making bad mistakes against both teams...but really messed up in not ordering VAR review ...
by mate
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

If Morocco is defensive and prefers to stack the midfield with 1 forward, that plays to Croatian strength. Our defense is pretty strong. We have maybe the best midfield in the world. Again, we don't have 1 international class forward but will probably play 1 forward...meaning teams can take a littl...
by mate
Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

If Morocco is defensive and prefers to stack the midfield with 1 forward, that plays to Croatian strength. Our defense is pretty strong. We have maybe the best midfield in the world. Again, we don't have 1 international class forward but will probably play 1 forward...meaning teams can take a little...
by mate
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

Dang. Not many are talking to me about Morocco. It must be a conspiracy! :) Morocco will probably create a lot of chances but they are terrible finishers. I say Croatia takes the game 3-1 or 4-1. A shock result would be a 2-1 Morocco win which is certainly possible. The more I learn, the more I see...
by mate
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

Dang. Not many are talking to me about Morocco. It must be a conspiracy! :) Morocco will probably create a lot of chances but they are terrible finishers. I say Croatia takes the game 3-1 or 4-1. A shock result would be a 2-1 Morocco win which is certainly possible. The more I learn, the more I see...
by mate
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

Dang.

Not many are talking to me about Morocco.

It must be a conspiracy!

:)
by mate
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

As you know, of course I'm rooting for Croatia in Group F. Drawn with Belgium, Morocco, and Canada. I think it is a favorable draw. Belgium is good, but not the most imposing European outfit. I don't fear Canada, their 1st appearance in decades, with hardly any marquee players. The team I am cagy a...
by mate
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

I will be rooting for them, three Sevilla boys in the squad Yassine Bounou Munir Haddadi Youssef En-Nesyri I am not an expert on their team but as an adopted team i feel i can give an opinion... please anyone who knows better correct anything ive said. they play a 4-5-1 with En-Nesyri leading the l...
by mate
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

As you know, of course I'm rooting for Croatia in Group F. Drawn with Belgium, Morocco, and Canada. I think it is a favorable draw. Belgium is good, but not the most imposing European outfit. I don't fear Canada, their 1st appearance in decades, with hardly any marquee players. The team I am cagy ab...
by mate
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)
Replies: 771
Views: 44907

Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)

I still feel hard done by the 2 major officiating calls. Griezmann dove. And no way was that a penalty...as no human could react to intentionally handle. Watch the play in real time, not slow-mo. Perisic was also not in an unnatural position. If that is a penalty, then change to rule that ANY conta...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: What we learnt from Russia 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4157

Re: What we learnt from Russia 2018

I've learned that for many countries, especially Croatia, going outside is a must. Sending players there. As well as recruiting players who might claim citizenship. I'll post another example for Croatia: https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/ante-coric-croatian-maestro-who-keeps-turning-down-big-boys...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Yugoslavia in the 90s: the greatest team there never was?
Replies: 40
Views: 7992

Re: Yugoslavia in the 90s: the greatest team there never was

They are just a Nation of ballers. Imagine they had Dzeko, Ibrahimovich along with Mandujcic? My fantasy. I mentioned in other threads a deepening cultural reach outside of Croatia. We're going to do more to get young kids to play for Croatia from abroad: from those with any Croatian ancestry, but ...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 11105

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Congratulations Mate! You have there a gutsy, talented and streetwise team that played up to and beyond its potential. They have made history and laid down a marker for years to come. The party will now move to Croatia. I don't imagine you will get additional time off to frolic there. Unfortunately...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: What we learnt from Russia 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4157

Re: What we learnt from Russia 2018

Thanks for all the fellowship this WC. As always. With that, here is my summary of what we've learned. I'm pasting this from what I shared with some friends. Thick skin. Here it goes. ----- My observations confirm what I knew since 2010 when Spain won. We all have discussed these things. Western Eur...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Mario Mandzukic - One man pressing crew
Replies: 37
Views: 6699

Re: Mario Mandzukic - One man pressing crew

What I would give to have had a Boksic on this team. That was the missing ingredient. He was to me like Eto: fast, skilled, smart, and tough enough. It's obviously hard to produce these kinds of players. For all the size and resources of Germany and England, they don't have anybody like this. And se...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)
Replies: 771
Views: 44907

Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)

I still feel hard done by the 2 major officiating calls. Griezmann dove. And no way was that a penalty...as no human could react to intentionally handle. Watch the play in real time, not slow-mo. Perisic was also not in an unnatural position. If that is a penalty, then change to rule that ANY contac...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: So Harry Kane...
Replies: 33
Views: 6058

Re: So Harry Kane...

Kane and Salenko don't really belong with the other great golden boot winners. Technicality.
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Paul Labile Pogba - WORLD CHAMPION
Replies: 370
Views: 141155

Re: Arise...Sir Paul Pogba

I also don't think Pogba is great. Very good, yes. And being very good, he played in a very good team that won a WC. Pogba disrupts, is involved, and happened to be in the right place at the right time. I put him in there with Ozil, Khedeira, Kroos. Granted, a lot of variance among these folks. But ...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 11105

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Bouncer I'm counting on Croatia becoming more consistent. Like France. So that we always have a decent team, waiting for players like Modric and Rakitic to emerge to give us deep run ability. I can't complain. Normally I could. We're doing all we can to give our youth a chance...and, our cultural a...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 11105

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Agree Ayo.

I'm just explaining the plan.

I too doubt we'll see another Modric and Rakitic soon, but I will hope.