World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 8, 2021, 1:24 pm

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Great result for the sweaties Tam .. a win is a win even when scoring a solitary goal not in open play but via a dubious penalty with a Dykes slipping it past the keeper nicely... the WC qualification dream is back on for the tartan army ..more tales of the unexpected.

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I was on night shift so, after cleaning the barnacles off my snorkel, I tuned into the live broadcast. I think there was maybe only seven or eight corners in the whole game and Scotland's first one was 18 minutes from the end. One free kick and some rowdy penalty claims from the land of Hitler's birth. There's a massive twerp does BBC Scotland's footie yackover and with the 4 minutes of extra time remaining, he regaled us with some sad story about Scotland coming up short in similar circumstances at some otherwise unforgettable east European venue way back before I had breakfast. Just reading today that last night's win maintains Scotland's 43-year unbeaten run in Vienna. I know, that's not near as impressive as England's 56 year wait for... something or other but maybe a betting man should take note for next time.

That's one MASSIVE game over and since Israel dumped heavily on Austria already, they come to Hampden for Scotland's second MASSIVE game next month. Scotland dumped Israel out of the Nations Cup on penalties earlier so this will be a good one (I know, it doesn't take much).



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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by samster » September 8, 2021, 1:48 pm

tamada wrote:
September 8, 2021, 1:24 pm
Scotland's 43-year unbeaten run in Vienna.
Not so impressive when you understand that that's actually only a 5 game unbeaten stretch (including last night)

Scotland played well but, as always, the Jocks are sticking their heads over the parapets after one result.

The fact is that they wont qualify automatically for the World Cup and, IF, they manage to get runners up spot in the group, they wont get through the 2 play off games against better opposition.

They have a decidedly average team at the moment.

Sorry to prick the balloon.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by Drunk Monkey » September 8, 2021, 2:26 pm

Hey Sam dont wazz on Tug boat Tams haggas ... hes daring to dream , in reality the Jocks wont beat the Mighty Israel or qualify and really the WC needs better quality than the current Jock side which is at best Sunday league.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 8, 2021, 4:13 pm

samster wrote:
September 8, 2021, 1:48 pm
tamada wrote:
September 8, 2021, 1:24 pm
Scotland's 43-year unbeaten run in Vienna.
Not so impressive when you understand that that's actually only a 5 game unbeaten stretch (including last night)

Scotland played well but, as always, the Jocks are sticking their heads over the parapets after one result.

The fact is that they wont qualify automatically for the World Cup and, IF, they manage to get runners up spot in the group, they wont get through the 2 play off games against better opposition.

They have a decidedly average team at the moment.

Sorry to prick the balloon.
Nice cherry prick... er, I mean cherry pick there.

I was talking about their current unbeaten run against Austria in Vienna. Even a prick could see that.

How about the 'years of hurt' and the repeated false dawn of England's rediscovered national football pride. Or do those pricks have a monopoly on that?

Scotland qualifying for Qatar is very, very far from a done deal. Any prick knows that.

Since there's no way of telling who will be their opposition at that time and if that opposition will be as good as they are now, only a prick would say failure is inevitable.

They are the best young talent from a shallow pool with a manager who only got the job 28 months ago. Maybe a prick sees that as bunch of losers already.

BTW, when was that last time that a bunch of losers pricked the English balloon?

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 8, 2021, 4:27 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:
September 8, 2021, 2:26 pm
Hey Sam dont wazz on Tug boat Tams haggas ... hes daring to dream , in reality the Jocks wont beat the Mighty Israel or qualify and really the WC needs better quality than the current Jock side which is at best Sunday league.

DM
The way I see it is the same as their recent run at the Euros where they qualified by every back door invented. It's a chance to make some players and some fans happy. I had a blast watching and following the last Scottish national team that dreamed they could (yes, I am that old). Who cares if they drew with Brazil and then lost to Costa Rica and never got past the knock out rounds? It's not about overachieving and getting above one's station in life, a fatal affliction of successive English teams BTW. It's about being there, being a part of it and when the odd chance comes along to make one of the more favored teams look silly, enjoying THAT moment and NOT thinking we WILL do that again next week.

It's like those heady days of our yoof down in Pattaya back in the 80's when unshowered, unshaven and bladdered, you stumbled into the Marine Bar Disco. You knew you had absolutely no chance pulling any of the 'superstars' but it was great fun watching those flash buggers that thought they could crashing and burning.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by Barney » September 8, 2021, 4:31 pm

There’ll be a team there who regularly make the cup

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 8, 2021, 4:59 pm

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Nice to see the Footballroos getting another stab at it. Japan's been a bit of a spoiler of late though and have qualified for the last six WC's which is narrowly beats Scotland's serial WC appearance record. The Vietnamese are tenacious and stubborn and can just plain run you into the ground... like Scotland.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by samster » September 9, 2021, 2:25 pm

tamada wrote:
September 8, 2021, 4:13 pm
samster wrote:
September 8, 2021, 1:48 pm
tamada wrote:
September 8, 2021, 1:24 pm
Scotland's 43-year unbeaten run in Vienna.
Not so impressive when you understand that that's actually only a 5 game unbeaten stretch (including last night)

Scotland played well but, as always, the Jocks are sticking their heads over the parapets after one result.

The fact is that they wont qualify automatically for the World Cup and, IF, they manage to get runners up spot in the group, they wont get through the 2 play off games against better opposition.

They have a decidedly average team at the moment.

Sorry to prick the balloon.
I was talking about their current unbeaten run against Austria in Vienna. Even a prick could see that.
Erm. This prick was referring to Scotlands 43 year, 5 game unbeaten run in Austria.

Well done to the Aussies, England pretty much qualified now after last nights draw in Poland

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 14, 2021, 8:45 am

Changing times indeed when an 18 year-old girl takes only twenty days to do something that hasn't been done in her sport since 1977 while eleven grown men are still struggling to come close to something that happened one hot summer day before any of them were born.

Maybe it's the climate emergency?

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by Drunk Monkey » September 14, 2021, 8:48 am

tamada wrote:
September 14, 2021, 8:45 am
Changing times indeed when an 18 year-old girl takes only twenty days to do something that hasn't been done in her sport since 1977 while eleven grown men are still struggling to come close to something that happened one hot summer day before any of them were born.

Maybe it's the climate emergency?
You hold on to that famous 0-0 in the Euros Jammy .. :lol:
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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 14, 2021, 9:08 am

Not quite. The famous 0-0 against then world champions Brazil in the 1974 Wold Cup is where our soapscum on the WC bathtub lies. You will note that's only 47 years ago.

Some men in white shirts at Wembilee with a 55 year-old monkey on their back aren't quite in the same league. Never have been actually.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by stattointhailand » September 14, 2021, 12:10 pm

Funny that tam ...... I clearly remember the last time Engerlund drew 0 - 0 with Brazil, and that was only 4 years ago :-k

In fact when God (Sir Bobby) was in charge of the England team we beat Brazil in the Maracana (and that was about 15 years AFTER your wonder 0 - 0 draw) :-"

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 16, 2021, 6:26 am

stattointhailand wrote:
September 14, 2021, 12:10 pm
Funny that tam ...... I clearly remember the last time Engerlund drew 0 - 0 with Brazil, and that was only 4 years ago :-k

In fact when God (Sir Bobby) was in charge of the England team we beat Brazil in the Maracana (and that was about 15 years AFTER your wonder 0 - 0 draw) :-"
Oh look mum! Another "England's done this and England's done that" man!

Can we ask him what hasn't happened since1966 again? Can we mum? Can we?

I'm sure he knows.

Then we'll ask him about Iceland.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by samster » September 16, 2021, 12:55 pm

tamada wrote:
September 16, 2021, 6:26 am

Can we ask him what hasn't happened since1966 again? Can we mum? Can we?
Erm, a few semi finals and a final as well as consistently qualifying. A bit better than the Jocks "soapscum" moment you refer to.

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Re: World Cup 2022 (at the moment)

Post by tamada » September 16, 2021, 5:00 pm

samster wrote:
September 16, 2021, 12:55 pm
tamada wrote:
September 16, 2021, 6:26 am

Can we ask him what hasn't happened since1966 again? Can we mum? Can we?
Erm, a few semi finals and a final as well as consistently qualifying. A bit better than the Jocks "soapscum" moment you refer to.
All this tub thumping while artfully skating around that Iceland moment.

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