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  1. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Agreed. They will need to get past Portugal or Spain in knockout round. Can't see them doing that.
  2. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Did you see the France v Australia game? They did not play well...or they're highly overrated...or Australia played really well. I think a bit of the first and the last, but I could be biased coz I'm Aussie And no, no African team has won a WC. IIRC no African team has got past the Quarter Finals. Re last night's games - I only watched the Portugal v Morocco match. Morocco hassled and hassled but just couldn't convert their chances and now have a ticket home. Lots of fouls during the game and a bit of simulation but the one that got me the most was when Ronaldo went down in the box, the ref waved away his appeal for penalty and then CR7 pleaded for a VAR. That's taking simulation to a new level and I feel he should've been Yellow carded for simulation. Portugal v Iran should be a cracker of a match as from what I've read Iran were a bit unlucky v Spain. Was a bit surprised the Saudi's restricted Uruguay to only one goal.
  3. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Well, after the first round of games have finished there are a number of questions over some of the favourites. Group A - with Russia's win over Egypt this morning they're basically through to the 2nd round.You'd expect Uruguay to join them by dealing with the Saudi's tonight. Group B - you'd expect Spain and Portugal to go through by both beating Iran & Morocco Group C - France and Denmark are still favoured to go through but France will need to up their game v Peru. Being Aussie I'm hoping for at least a draw v Denmark tomorrow night (my time), a win would be awesome. Group D - Iceland have upset the apple cart here. Argentina could be in trouble if they don't beat Croatia. What a game that is likely to be. One to watch I reckon. You'd have to favour Iceland over NIgeria Group E - Despite Brazil being held by Switzerland I think they'll get through. A good win over Costa Rica should propel them to the top of the group, unless Serbia beat Switzerland, which I don't think will happen. Group F - Germany have some work to do. It is imperative they beat Sweden. Once again a game to watch. I don't see Korea getting over Mexico so they'll be gone. Group G - Both Belgium & England should win their 2nd round matches and go through. Group H - Wow. Who knows what will happen here. This one is wide open. Both favoured teams going in, ie Poland & Columbia, could miss out. Their 2nd round clash will be crucial. Lose and you're basically gone.
  4. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Aussie test cricket match tradition makes it to the World Cup - Beer snake https://thewest.com.au/sport/world-cup-soccer/travelling-aussie-fans-create-epic-standing-beer-snake-in-kazan-after-socceroos-opening-world-cup-game-ng-b88869849z Where would the World Cup be without top Aussie yobbo culture?
  5. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Socceroos did well against the French. Were a bit unlucky. Held them well and gave them a harder game than I think they expected. Given the result i hope Denmark and Peru draw.
  6. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Watch out everyone. Istream will be after you for talking about results before he's watched it
  7. albanyguy

    World Cup

    Dreads I'm with you. If you don't want to know the result of a match before you have watched it then don't go online. Simple. Spain v Portugal kicks off at 2am my time tomorrow morning. I may get up to watch it. If I don't I know one of the first things I'll do when I wake tomorrow is go to SBS World Game page and watch the highlights of the match. I don't need to see the whole match. I simply don't have the time. I will however watch the France v Australia match live. That's at a very watchable time for me with a 6pm kickoff.
  8. albanyguy

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Finally caught up. They finished two hours too early and I missed all the fun Fantastic result for Brunel. And boy what a finish we have lined up for the end of next week. Don't think there will be much sleep going on on any of the boats during the last leg, especially the front three. Might not be much sleep going on for us armchair watchers either. In the meantime the focus shifts to the World Cup. Out of the box result for the Ruski's overnight but there is a thread in GA about that so no thread drift here.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I don't expect them to finish before 6am my time, which is 10am your time, or 2200UTC
  10. albanyguy

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Can't wait to see what the OBR's captured of that battle
  11. albanyguy

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Too late. Brunel are through
  12. albanyguy

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Pass about to happen
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Brunel a BIG dive to leeward. Mapfre followed them down. They are side by side. Edit: Brunel BIG move to windward, Mapfre luffing up.
  14. albanyguy

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Brunel have closed up again and were on windward hip of Mapfre and then dived down to leeward. Edit: Now about 100m dead astern. It's on!!!
  15. albanyguy

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    This is mesmerizing watching on the 3D tracker zoomed in as far as it can go watching Brunel inch up then possibly get into a bit of bad air then Mapfre gains back 50m. Not getting anything done at work!!! Edit: Brunel within 200m now and getting closer