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Just now, Sinn Fein said:

mmm, bappe

I will never not sing that to myself when I hear his name. 

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b.s. yellow on hazard after the fouls he'staken

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11 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

Mbappe worth so much more than Neymar, imo - just based on less baggage alone.

Being 7 years younger doesn't hurt either.

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4 minutes ago, Jaysus said:

b.s. yellow on hazard after the fouls he'staken

It was a waste of a yellow - because it looked like Mertens was going to get the ball anyway.

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P.S. I am a HUGE fan of all of the white boots in this game

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this game needs more :fro: not less :fro: 

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Looked like a foul. 

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The last 18 months or so, when ever a list of the best young field players was listed, it was typically Mbappe, Dembele and Pulisic.

The gap between MBappe and the other two is enormous. 

That does not make the other two bad players obviously, but instead I think we are all watching the heir to Messi and Ronaldo here as the worlds best player.

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1 minute ago, Zow said:

Looked like a foul. 

 

1 minute ago, T-shirt Ninja said:

BS NON CALL

 

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Another foul not called. Wtf. 

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Just now, Zow said:

Another foul not called. Wtf. 

Second one not a foul imo as he clearly won the ball. First should have been whistled. 

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If Matuidi does not have a concussion, concussions don't exist. 

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1 minute ago, The Gator said:

Second one not a foul imo as he clearly won the ball. First should have been whistled. 

General rule is then if the ball is touched first anything essentially goes?

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Just now, Zow said:

General rule is then if the ball is touched first anything essentially goes?

I think if the player goes for the ball, plays the ball and the other guy falls over his extended foot, tough break

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Now we're at the point in the match where the winning team milks every thing possible to try to take time off the clock. THIS is the stuff that is bad for the game of soccer.

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Dear french Chelsea players, stop fouling Hazard.

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1 minute ago, Zow said:

General rule is then if the ball is touched first anything essentially goes?

Eh...kind of. Ref's interpretation will always matter, but in a safe not from behind tackle...if the ball is won first it's not usually a foul.

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How did John Brooks sneak onto the French team?  

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Just now, Jaysus said:

6 minutes, huh?

Probably should be more. And the amount down to the second. 

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BS for that time wasting. 

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3 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Now we're at the point in the match where the winning team milks every thing possible to try to take time off the clock. THIS is the stuff that is bad for the game of soccer.

:shrug:  same as an American football team going to straight dives up the middle to run the clock out.

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it's a good thing Brazil is out of the tourney and absolutely no one else is diving anymore

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Current Odds:

 

France: 8/11

England: 5/2

Croatia: 5/1

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Well at least Belgium dicked around for 65 minutes and did absolutley nothing with their best chance at a World Cup. 

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Such an ugly ending. Time wasting, diving, games, not knowing the time remaining, etc. 

“Rugby is a hooligans’ sport played by gentlemen. Soccer is a gentlemens’ sport played by hooligans.”  

 

 

 

I may or may not have had a financial interest in Belgium. :bag:

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In retrospect, Belgium had a weird MF set up with Chadli, Witzel, :fro: , and Dembele

A lot of bulk, but not enough creativity.

 

And, of course we all knew Lukaku does not score in big matches...:P

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4 minutes ago, Mjolnirs said:

:shrug:  same as an American football team going to straight dives up the middle to run the clock out.

No it isn't.

NFL players used to milk injuries too at the end of games either to milk clock or try to get a clock stoppage. So the NFL stepped in and changed the rules.

FIFA would do well to do something to stop that ridiculousness as well.

The better team won, but the sport really would be better without the diving and milking injuries.

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5 minutes ago, Mjolnirs said:

:shrug:  same as an American football team going to straight dives up the middle to run the clock out.

Terrible analogy. There is a play clock and they’re playing well within the spirit of the rules in doing so. 

Mbappe displayed disgusting sportsmanship. 

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13 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Now we're at the point in the match where the winning team milks every thing possible to try to take time off the clock. THIS is the stuff that is bad for the game of soccer.

Its awful, agree. Basketball has fouls to regain possession, football has runs/timeouts, and soccer has time wasting. They all suck in their own awful way.

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Goals By Club

Barcelona (ESP) - 11

Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) - 11

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) - 10

Real Madrid (ESP) - 10

Atlético Madrid (ESP) - 7

Manchester United (ENG) - 7

Manchester City (ENG) - 5

Villarreal (ESP) - 5

CSKA Moscow (RUS) - 4

Liverpool (ENG) - 4

Arsenal Tula (RUS) - 3

Beşiktaş (TUR) - 3

Borussia Dortmund (GER) - 3

Chelsea (ENG) - 3

Krasnodar (RUS) - 3

Aston Villa (ENG 2) - 2

Eibar (ESP) - 2

Hoffenheim (GER) - 2

Juventus (ITA) - 2

RB Leipzig (GER) - 2

Stade Rennais (FRA) - 2

West Bromwich Albion (ENG) - 2

Al-Ettifaq (KSA) - 1

Al-Hilal (KSA) - 1

Al-Nassr (KSA) - 1

Arsenal (ENG) - 1

Augsburg (GER) - 1

Beijing Sinobo Guoan (CHN) - 1

Bologna (ITA) - 1

Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) - 1

Celta Vigo (ESP) - 1

Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) - 1

Eupen (BEL) - 1

Everton (ENG) - 1

FC Köln (GER) - 1

Fiorentina (ITA) - 1

Flamengo (BRA) - 1

Fortuna Düsseldorf (GER 2) - 1

Fulham (ENG 2) - 1

Gent (BEL) - 1

Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN) - 1

Huddersfield Town (ENG) - 1

Internazionale (ITA) - 1

Leicester City (ENG) - 1

Los Angeles FC (USA) - 1

Málaga (ESP) - 1

Monaco (FRA) - 1

Municipal (GUA) - 1

Napoli (ITA) - 1

Olympiacos (GRE) - 1

Pachuca (MEX) - 1

PSV Eindhoven (NED) - 1

Real Sociedad (ESP) - 1

River Plate (ARG) - 1

Roma (ITA) - 1

Sevilla (ESP) - 1

Southampton (ENG) - 1

Stoke City (ENG) - 1

Stuttgart (GER) - 1

Torino (ITA) - 1

Toulouse (FRA) - 1

Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) - 1

Watford (ENG) - 1

Werder Bremen (GER) - 1

West Ham United (ENG) - 1

Yeni Malatyaspor (TUR) - 1

(OG) Al Ahly (EGY) - 1

(OG) Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) - 1

(OG) Bursaspor (TUR) - 1

(OG) Club América (MEX) - 1

(OG) CS Sfaxien (TUN) - 1

(OG) CSKA Moscow (RUS) - 1

(OG) Las Palmas (ESP) - 1

(OG) Manchester City (ENG) - 1

(OG) S.P.A.L. (ITA) - 1

(OG) St. Pauli (GER 2) - 1

(OG) Villarreal (ESP) - 1

 

Goals By League

Premier League - 40

La Liga - 39

Ligue 1 - 14

Bundesliga - 13

Russian Premier League - 10

Serie A - 8

Turkish Süper Lig - 4

English Championship - 3

Saudi Professional League - 3

Belgian Pro League - 2

Chinese Super League - 2

Major League Soccer - 2

2. Bundesliga - 1

Argentine Primera División - 1

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A - 1

Eredivisie - 1

Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala - 1

LigaMX - 1

Super League Greece - 1

(OG) La Liga - 2

(OG) 2. Bundesliga - 1

(OG) Bundesliga - 1

(OG) Egyptian Premier League - 1

(OG) LigaMX - 1

(OG) Premier League - 1

(OG) Russian Premier League - 1

(OG) Serie A - 1

(OG) Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 - 1

(OG) Turkish Süper Lig - 1

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1 minute ago, GroveDiesel said:

No it isn't.

NFL players used to milk injuries too at the end of games either to milk clock or try to get a clock stoppage. So the NFL stepped in and changed the rules.

FIFA would do well to do something to stop that ridiculousness as well.

The better team won, but the sport really would be better without the diving and milking injuries.

I agree with this.  If you get a yellow card for time-wasting, another full minute should be added to the stoppage time IMO.  You fake an injury, 3 more minutes to the official stoppage time.  That #### would stop real fast.

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1 minute ago, Zow said:

Terrible analogy. There is a play clock and they’re playing well within the spirit of the rules in doing so. 

Mbappe displayed disgusting sportsmanship. 

There is a penalty system in place for his actions. He weighed the risk reward and took a yellow card. You've never seen an intentional delay of game? 

And I'll take those antics over the free throw fest that ends most basketball games any time. 

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2 minutes ago, Zow said:

Mbappe displayed disgusting sportsmanship. 

The golden generation got a golden shower

probably too much

:lmao:

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5 minutes ago, Ramsay Hunt Experience said:

Kante and Pogba were pretty immense. 

I bag on Pogba a lot, he was solid today. Took Fro out of it

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1 minute ago, encaitar said:

I agree with this.  If you get a yellow card for time-wasting, another full minute should be added to the stoppage time IMO.  You fake an injury, 3 more minutes to the official stoppage time.  That #### would stop real fast.

Ok. Now solve kneeling to end a game (the definition of time wasting) and icing the kicker in football. Also take a crack at the basketball fouls. 

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Just now, The Gator said:

I bag on Pogba a lot, he was solid today. Took Fro out of it

Martinez took Fro out of it. Left wing? WTF was that? 

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