Author Topic: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home  (Read 48446 times)

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2520 on: July 17, 2018, 03:45:44 PM »
In the absence of a real CaB fantasy football league (McDonald's), I set one up with the migrant orphans from the refugee camp I volunteer in. 45 participants in total. I won the fucker by 6 points, overtook little Khaled in the final as he had Modric as captain and I Griezmann. Most of them didn't understand how to use the substitutes and captain effectively, but a win's a win. I took a screenshot of the league to show them when I'm next in.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2521 on: July 17, 2018, 04:28:53 PM »
I think FIFA and UEFA should act to have stars above badges removed.  I think they miss the point, re. the cooperative spirit of international football.   The arguably better team on Sunday had no stars above its badge.  The old World Cup winners didn't need stars.  At least make teams beg for them, if they honestly want one.  On the podium. "Can we have a star please, Sir?  Can we have a star please, Miss?"  Let's get back to less bling on shirts.  Less is Pele.  Less is Moore.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2522 on: July 17, 2018, 06:22:09 PM »
I think FIFA and UEFA should act to have stars above badges removed. 

Nothing wrong with a display of heritage but at least have a qualifying threshold, 3 wins before you can start adding stars. That lonely single star on the England/Spain/not France anymore looks pitiful.

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2523 on: July 17, 2018, 06:26:11 PM »
I hope Spain win in Qatar, I liked the pre 1998 days where we were the only team to have won it once.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2524 on: July 17, 2018, 06:31:38 PM »
I think FIFA and UEFA should act to have stars above badges removed.  I think they miss the point, re. the cooperative spirit of international football.   The arguably better team on Sunday had no stars above its badge.  The old World Cup winners didn't need stars.  At least make teams beg for them, if they honestly want one.  On the podium. "Can we have a star please, Sir?  Can we have a star please, Miss?"  Let's get back to less bling on shirts.  Less is Pele.  Less is Moore.

Used to think the same.

Not now.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2525 on: July 17, 2018, 08:26:36 PM »
Nothing wrong with a display of heritage but at least have a qualifying threshold, 3 wins before you can start adding stars.

Perhaps.  Or allow one star for every two wins (I'd be happy for England to lose theirs on this basis), or indicate using numerals instead (if Germany win it next time, having to accommodate five stars isn't half going to clutter up their badge, given the way they array them across the top).  But I still think it would be a great gesture for all winners to wipe out the stars; to pare things back to something more egalitarian and elemental.

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2526 on: July 17, 2018, 08:36:43 PM »
CASE CLOSED

because it's true and you would be all over it if it was England fans?

Would I? What have I posted that makes you say that?

Get over it cunt the racially pure team lost.


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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2527 on: July 17, 2018, 08:46:06 PM »
Anyone else feel like the Croatians were actually a massive bunch of cunts? Mostly off the pitch but they sound like absolute helmets.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2528 on: July 17, 2018, 08:53:59 PM »
Anyone else feel like the Croatians were actually a massive bunch of cunts? Mostly off the pitch but they sound like absolute helmets.

Lovren doesn't seem really bright indeed.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2529 on: July 17, 2018, 09:20:41 PM »
Yeovil Town once put 3 stars on their shirt to mark the fact they'd spent 15 years in the Football League. 1 star = 5 seasons. Why more clubs haven't adopted this is a mystery.

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/truth-behind-three-stars-yeovil-85868

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2530 on: July 17, 2018, 10:48:37 PM »
Anyone else feel like the Croatians were actually a massive bunch of cunts? Mostly off the pitch but they sound like absolute helmets.

Yeah. Started off the tournament rooting for them but found pieces of evidence here and there to suggest that as a people they're largely humourless wankers; no single incident by itself but taking it all as a whole. Really quite happy they lost in the end.

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2531 on: July 19, 2018, 11:23:06 PM »
Final Table For That Football Competition Malarkey


BlodwynPig 416
Depressed Beyond Tables 383
Asids 380
slicesofjim 324
lebowksibukowski 305
finnquark 266
Sgt. Duckie 247
Danger Man 245
Drummers are deaf 234
DrGreggles 222
HZJ 221
The Lurker 217
Deanjam 215
Rolf Lundgren 205
chveik 192
Captain Z 184
i'm barry bethel 154
Vodka Margarine 140
Crabwalk 140
mash 81
notjosh 40

Really, I am the winner as I was the only one out of the 21 of us who chose France.

As an aside (and the reason the update is so late) the man who runs the actual 'proper' version of this sweepstake thingy has emailed me their final table. They had 165 entrants and if our Blodders had entered that (and paid the £10), he'd have finished 5th and won a cool hundred pounds. Depressed Beyond Tables would have finished 11, just missing out on a tepid £25 prize money. notjosh would have finished 164th. If this has piqued your interest, the same man does one of these for the English leagues, and you have to choose 10 teams from the 92. Let me know and I can forward you the entry form when he emails them through.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2532 on: July 20, 2018, 09:06:17 AM »
notjosh would have finished 164th.


Mate...

Was there any need...?

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2533 on: July 20, 2018, 10:29:04 AM »
Yes, there was. You didn't finish bottom of their league. I was geeing you up. Honest.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2534 on: July 20, 2018, 03:16:03 PM »
What's my reward? This is the first thing I've ever "won", apart from that class-made totem pole in primary school.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2535 on: July 20, 2018, 03:50:47 PM »
Pussy Riot, who ended up being awarded Olivier Giroud's confiscated second star on the basis that they'd had a greater impact on the outcome of last Sunday's final that he did, have generously agreed to donate it as a prize.  Voila..


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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2536 on: July 20, 2018, 04:12:15 PM »

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2538 on: July 20, 2018, 07:11:14 PM »
Haha. Nice.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2539 on: July 20, 2018, 07:39:32 PM »
Thankyou for the comp and scores HZJ.

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2540 on: July 20, 2018, 07:40:33 PM »
Why the fuck is this thread still active?

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2541 on: July 20, 2018, 07:47:29 PM »
Why the fuck is this thread still active?

IT'S COMING HOME
IT'S COMING HOME
IT'S COMING
FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2542 on: July 20, 2018, 07:48:11 PM »
Yeah it's making me a bit depressed to see it knowing there will be no more world cup.

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2543 on: July 20, 2018, 07:55:46 PM »
Bit pessimistic. You never know.

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2544 on: July 20, 2018, 08:13:35 PM »
I intend to keep it alive for 2 years... parading my 1 star to an enrapt audience of none

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2546 on: July 20, 2018, 09:31:48 PM »

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Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2547 on: July 20, 2018, 09:39:03 PM »

Would, would, wouldn’t, wouldn’t, would.

Re: World Cup 2018 #4 - Football's coming for to carry me home
« Reply #2548 on: July 20, 2018, 09:47:19 PM »
IT'S COMING HOME
IT'S COMING HOME
IT'S COMING
FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME

Champions League:

Celtic 6-0 Alashkert (agg)

Europa League:

Rangers 2-0 Shkupi (agg)
Hibernian 12-5 NSI Runavik (agg)

The European cups are coming home to Scotland.