The Quarters Loom: thoughts and feelings

First up, some great news. Non fans of M. Didit are in for a treat as he’s b*ggering off to the Continent for four or five days. Good news for him is that he’ll be stationed in La Belle France, so will inevitably be able to find a huge telly in some some picturesque village square to capture first hand some Gallic hospitality and bonhomie.

Anyhow, here we are with a few days away from the action and a chance to take stock.

Four epic looking encounters this weekend, with a most surprising cast remaining. I think we can expect more surprises and with what has happened so far, few would be heading to the bookies with any degree of confidence.

As for England? Well, they don’t impress me overly, but of course neither did Greece when they went on to lift The European trophy a few years ago. Shit has already happened, so who knows, although it’s hard not to imagine a Modric (or similar) unlocking our defence, while at the other hand, I’m not confident we have the lock pickers to unlock robust opposition defences either. Hey ho, we’ll see.

Talkies so far:

VAR…I’m warming to the drama

Pickford….THAT save

Arsenal targets…..Lucas “set for a medical” Torreira leading the way

The Superstars…Messi and Ronaldo gone home, Neymar? Mmmm.

Stars born?  Mbappe?

Over to you. What are your highlights and what are you most looking forward to?

Personally? I’m hoping to enjoy a France win this weekend, as in traditional French fashion during times of heightened excitement, all French women automatically remove all their clothing. That’s what they do. Fact.

Written by M.Didit89

30 Responses to The Quarters Loom: thoughts and feelings

  1. chas says:

  2. chas says:

    Cheers, Micky.

    Really looking forward to all the French women spontaneously disrobing – should be good.

    Can’t stand VAR.

    Neymar is a disgrace.

    Mbappe is electric.

    With the lesser teams doing quite well in the earlier part of this World Cup, I wonder if the Premier League might become more open. Nah.

  3. chas says:

  4. mickydidit89 says:

    Great pics, thanks Chas

    I found a youtube of THAT save. Unreal.

  5. Eddie says:

    great stuff micky 🙂
    I think shearer and you are right – they can do it. Greece were far worse than England are now and their belief is awesome. And that Pickford save, wow! Cortouis should apologise now for his comments

    About French women – at the allotment everybody knows that summer is coming when Francoise starts removing her clothing. Francoise must be 75 now

  6. Eddie says:

    oi Didit – the french game is on Friday, 3pm, not weekend

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    Weekend’ish Eddie 🙂

  8. Eddie says:

    it’s France not bloody Spain you are going to

  9. mickydidit89 says:

    Love that village pic of Chas’. Plane trees, fountain, naked women, and a Catalan flag, so Pyrenees area I reckon

  10. mickydidit89 says:

    Ah ha, we both spotted it 🙂

  11. Eddie says:

    no micky, i didn’t study the pic in any detail, I was just referring to a weekend starting on a Friday afternoon. That’s normal in spain and Greece I think.

    mind you, in the City of london we used to start drinking Friday lunch, good old days

  12. mickydidit89 says:

    I’ve just been back over the end of yesterday’s comments and seen Chas’ work on our new Greek defender.

    He’s got proper “don’t even think about it” eyes. Good news he’s played for Dortmund and gets on with Auba and Mhiki.

    Transfer business already addressing what I reckon was the biggest single weakness ie leadership, as we’ve also signed a complete bastard at Right Back. Great stuff. God help the first player to jog back when we’re on the wrong end of a counter.

  13. chas says:

    Doesn’t it say Sud de France in the village pic?

  14. Eddie says:

    ..and the cafe is called ‘Traitor’ 🙂

    listen chas, you can see french names in polish villages too, it doesn’t make them Mediterranean resorts, does it

  15. Eddie says:

    ok, dogs calling. poor chubby HATES the heat, like the owner

  16. chas says:

    The bar is called Surrender Monkeys, doesn’t make it Polish. ☺

  17. chas says:

    Calling Raven. Calling Raven.
    Device planted and primed.
    Awaiting detonation after canine excursion..

  18. Eddie says:

    chubby in his cooling coat

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha, despite not having a clue what you’re on about

  20. RC78 says:

    I believe:
    – Uruguay and Brazil will go through on one side
    – Croatia and England on the other

    My ideal scenario would be France, Belgium, Croatia and England but I think the South American teams have that extra vice necessary to make it through

    As for French ladies taking clothes off while celebrating, no comment…

  21. chas says:

    Chubby looks skinny in that coat.

  22. RC78 says:

    I hope you beat Sweden and that you have a quality epic showdown with Croatia in the semis.

  23. Eddie says:

    chubby is skinny, he has lost 30% of his weight 😦

  24. RA says:

    I saw no disrobed French ladies — où sont-elles?

    Figment of Chas’s imagination, peut être? 😀

  25. Eddie says:

    or your lack of imagination RA? how is your head, fixed?

  26. RA says:


    Yes, I bought a new one — stuck a couple of bits of coal in for my eyes, a carrot for my nose and one of Chas’s old corn cob pipes in my mouth, and all I have to do now is take the old one off – put the new improved one back in its place, with an Arsenal scarf around my neck, to hide the scarf — and no one would ever know!!

    Voila! C’est fini. 😀

  27. RA says:

    Attention, Eddie et mes amis,

    Je suis un idiot — scarf — insert “scar” pfft!! 😀

  28. RA says:

    OK. I have to admit it — I am saving myself for my wedding day — once I have found a suitable patsy – so like Chas I have to rely on my imagination — so I googled ‘naked lady’ out of curiosity and it returned;

    — ‘ A naked lady is a plant of the genus Amaryllis known as a belladonna lily, or a Jersey lily.’

    And to think I have been lusting after a naked lady all this time. I will have to leave all those plants to Chas! Sheesh!

  29. Eddie says:

    judging by your jolly mood you have either completely lost the plot or the tumor is gone. Both excellent outcomes.

  30. chas says:


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