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Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Robbie Williams is starting to look old. Saudi Arabia's shirts look quite cheap and nasty. The ref, who looks like he has been teleported from the 1940s, missed a foul when Russia went ahead (so too, presumably, did VAR). The linesman then missed a "plain as day" offside. Putin made a speech then shook hands with some Arab guy (possibly their king - I have the sound turned down). The Saudis don't look too good.

Still 1-0 after half an hour.
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Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 4:44 pm

This linesman misses another offside that was so obvious that the Russian player stopped anyway.

Saudi Arabia at sixes and sevens as Russia score a second.
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Postby Exile 1976 » June 14th, 2018, 4:55 pm

JonD wrote:Robbie Williams is starting to look old. Saudi Arabia's shirts look quite cheap and nasty. The ref, who looks like he has been teleported from the 1940s, missed a foul when Russia went ahead (so too, presumably, did VAR). The linesman then missed a "plain as day" offside. Putin made a speech then shook hands with some Arab guy (possibly their king - I have the sound turned down). The Saudis don't look too good.

Still 1-0 after half an hour.



No foul there muc. Saudi player fell over his own legs.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 4:55 pm

Yeah. True.
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Postby Exile 1976 » June 14th, 2018, 4:58 pm

JonD wrote:Yeah. True.



Lino is awful though. A couple of really poor decisions
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Postby whoareya » June 14th, 2018, 5:00 pm

Mark Clattenburg is proving the consensus that referees are totally devoid of personality.
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Postby whoareya » June 14th, 2018, 5:04 pm

JonD wrote: Saudi Arabia at sixes and sevens as Russia score a second.


Are you saying that in a David Coleman voice, whilst pretending to speak into a box microphone ?!
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Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Mark Clattenburg has a nice tan.

ITV’s panel spend far too much of half-time debating a penalty yes/no decision even though they all seemed happy with the ref’s call. But they went on and on about it anyway.

Second half underway.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 5:07 pm

whoareya wrote:
JonD wrote: Saudi Arabia at sixes and sevens as Russia score a second.


Are you saying that in a David Coleman voice, whilst pretending to speak into a box microphone ?!


LOL. Rumbled.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 5:18 pm

Great chance for the Saudis to get back into this match but their striker attacks the low cross like Graham Norton grabbing the shitty end of a stick.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby pembsexile » June 14th, 2018, 5:28 pm

Got to say - two poor teams and a poor game. Missus just asked if we could turn over as I didn't seem bothered, given up on this game.
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Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 5:33 pm

Big, scary Russian substitute lumbers onto pitch and immediately heads a goal. The perceptive ITV commentator says that it looks like Russia will win.
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Postby whoareya » June 14th, 2018, 5:41 pm

JonD wrote:Mark Clattenburg has a nice tan.


He is head of refereeing at the Saudi FA - must be on a fortune out there and all the sheep's eyes you can eat.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 5:54 pm

Ah, yes, I recall hearing he was in the ME somewhere. Goodness knows why they need him, but I suppose they can afford it.

Cherishev hits an agricultural shot past the Saudi keeper for 4-0. Then a free-kick in the last minute makes it five.
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Re: Apparently there's a football tournament in Russia

Postby JonD » June 14th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Tim Lovejoy? Nah, time to switch off.
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