The Round of 16 kicks off today with a couple of belting fixtures.
Neither France nor Argentina have hit anything like decent form as yet. Perhaps the do or die nature of the knockouts will inspire them to bring their A game to stage.
Uruguay v Portugal in the evening could be the tie of this round. Therefore it’s a guaranteed nil nil and penalties.
i know who they are!! Griezmann and Suarez
You Croats sure do know your stuff 🙂
It’s hard to imagine a finer looking weekend. Sun, swim, football, pizza, football, cigar
Home made pizza?
Cigars are still on the menu?
Fags? no, never again
Cigars? Are you kidding?
Homemade pizza on a busy day? No way. LIDL pepperoni
i’d imagine, in the sticks, it is faster to make a pizza than to drive to a Lidl. No?
True BUT I had dull yesterday to plan ahead and boy am I ready
Trying to decide who I want to win today’s games
Historically I like Argentina , but, I’m in France from Thurs to Monday next weekend so would be good to have them playing as it’d be on big tellies everywhere
Like Portugal as well as Uruguay about equally, but can’t stand Ronnie, so that could be the deciding factor in that one
Cracking couple of games today. France and Uruguay for me (which is the kiss of death for them).
Never tried a Lidl pizza but if the Gourmet recommends them they must be OK.
Mr & Mrs Raddy are off to Italy tomorrow for our annual tour. Intermittent internet access and therefore less BR AA activity for a few weeks.
I have become a table leg. Deep joy.
enjoy your hols Raddy
I’m having barbecued courgette, sweetcorn and rib eye steak.
Got some meringue so may go for Eton mess for pud.
did you know that mammals don’t digest sweet corn? It comes out the same form it went in. Use baby broad beans, much better for us
what about booze from Booze Galore?
Does that mean no footy while in Italia, BR?
I love that caramelised sweetness you get from charred sweetcorn.
Broad beans on the barbie?
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, no, probably not a good idea. Toms then.
Wow Chas, impressive spread.
Have a great holiday. The only downer on this World Cup is the absence of Italy but hopefully they will still bother showing games
Hopefully there will be a bar somewhere showing the football and with free wifi so I can blog
I predicted the the final would be England vs France. It is still possible.
We will be roasting a wild boar, served with salt herring, and mead. Vegetables are for wimps
My pre tournament chart had Brasil Germany final 🙂
I’d now go for Brasil Spain
Pretty much what I’ll be doing later
Beware exceedingly bad language and banned words….
Thanks chas. Enjoyed that
Superb article Chas
“Pepe and Diego Costa – clashed. It was the irresistible prick meeting the immoveable arsehole, and a tit-for-twat exchange of epic proportions”….amongst many wonderful lines
Re the beware bad language…I think we can move on from those days 🙂
No striker at all for Argentina 🙄
ARGENTINA TEAM NEWS
Team to play France: Armani, Rojo, Otamendi, Pavon, Mercado, Tagliafico, Banega, Perez, Mascherano, Messi, Di Maria.
FRANCE TEAM NEWS
Team to play Argentina: Lloris, Hernandez, Umtiti, Varane, Pavard, Kante, Pogba, Matudi, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
RC was right
Georgeous starts 👠👜
Nah, Argentina for me
Isn’t Benega on Arsenal’s radar?
wow Mbappe is fast
A goal now would be excellent
Mbappe has a sharp turn of speed, doesn’t he?
Wish we had managed to sign Mbappe – he is absolutely the chiens couilles.
We were close.
If we offered 100M for you but only gave you 30 seconds to fly over and complete a medical, I have my doubts the deal would go through 🙂
Surely Argies should have a natural goal poacher on ie Higuain Aguero or Cavani
Lloris should have saved it. Tottenham Twat
Oh dear, not going to plan atm
Unreal strike for that goal
Lloris in disguise? 🙂
Feel sorry for Messi. Diabolical team selection
ah ha, Aguero . At bloody last
5 goals already, are you having kittens mr didit?
Now it is!!
Agueo and Higuian on the bench?
Terrific goal in a briliiant game
vegetarian option for manager Sampaoli back in Argentina
loving it Eddie
come on, an Argie goal with 10 mins left and we’d have fireworks
or squeaky bums
Oooooo fireworks in-coming
Classic shithousery. ☺
absolutely brilliant game
fucking idiot of an argentine manager
no strikers for messi to work with. unreal
still, 7 goals
Agree about the Argie manager. Worst since Leopoldo Galtieri
THAT Pavard goal…. for me, best so far
ha ha ha…yeah, he was crap for sure 🙂
Ok, back for more later
Be warned, I now really really detest Ronaldo, and although at some point I wanted Portugal to win the thing, those days are way behind me
Not after Monday
Portugal for me am a big fan of Ronnie.
Never liked the Biter since he turned us down, and it has to be Europe over S. America
I’m going Uruguay. So there 🙂
Me thinks Cavani and Suarez will score more than Ronnie
Eeeks, not terribly confident about that
Thinking of Uraguay and Montevideo, anyone seen the film with the Graf Spee stuck there with british battleships waiting in the Atlantic
How can anyone in their right mind suuport a team with a national anthem like Uruguay? Awful – even worse than Spain.
I miss the Italians – they have the best anthem along with Scotland and ROI
Oh dear, Portugal’s is even worse
Forgot Portugal have the despicable Pepe 😦
I want a draw
Excellent to see a referee dressed in black again
Just noticed Uruguayan flag has same sun on it as Argentinian
Looked it up. Wiki say: “According to the historian Diego Abad de Santillán, the Sun of May is a figurative sun that represents Inti, the sun god of the Inca religion”
Classic shithousery from Suarez
Fingers brush his scalp.
Result – he’s been hit on the head with a baseball bat.
What a banging goal from Cavani.
WHAT A PONCE
Sorry Chas, my poncery comment was re double rolled up shorts from Mr Mince himself
Uruguay = Cynical but I like the cut of our potential new boys jib.
Goals? Please 🙄
I’ve been part-time comparing Torreira and Carvahlo
Kinda weird they do the same job and yet are physically so different
Verdict: Carvahlo is an Elneny (if Mo was told to play that position) whereas Torreira is more Cante-esque
Kante-esque would certainly do.
Not sure France have too much to worry about
Evening all. Great football today
Know what you mean about the Uruguayan amthem. As a National Antthem fantasist I didn’t know what to make of it? At first I contemplated starting a Coup but the thing is to long. By the end I remembered I was a cheap skate Accountant with shit hair so made myself a cup of tea
Cavan i is a strange player. Brilliant, but feigns injury to go off when knackered? Cavani is the type of guy who would leave a loved one for ever if faced with an exceptionally large flight of stairs.
Felt sorry for Messi. It’s a very difficult thing to accept when you are the use to constant adulation to realise that actually, your not all that. This is compounded when one looks up to the stand and spots a fat drunken oaf with high blood pressure and it dawns that he was and still is better than you.
Harry Kane is a creep. It’s a well know fact that men with protruding chins should either be a welder or a 1970s football presenter.
Neymar fascinates me. This is a guy that knows the whole world is watching but yet shows no embarrassment at falling over at every opportunity. He is either a snivelling diving coward or has the bravery to announce in a Northern Mans working club that he is an outrageous homosexual who supports Fulham. Which one is it?
Always good to hear from you Transplant 🙂 🙂
Tense and exciting finale.
Uruguay superb in defence and if we get Terreira we have a fine , if somewhat diminutive, defensive shield
Terry 😀 Neymar? The former
Torreira needs to happen. The player we’ve needed since Flamini left the first time! Looks an absolute talent who could be our Kante. The type of player you can build a fabulous attack minded midfield around. Please get it done!
France vs Argentina was a good game and came close. Uruguay is doing very well and surprised me in the end. I’m looking forward to Brazil vs Mexico!
i”m spending too much time watching 442oons between games
FGG. Who gets dropped or sold for Terreira. I guess Xhaka or we will play 3 at the back and an extra MF, which means Monreal will ride the pine.