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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 05:05:58 PM »
England just pulled off a small miracle, so maybe they will be in the mix after all. Or have I jinxed it?! :)

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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2018, 08:17:31 PM »
I'll be rooting for the Icelandic team. Really.

I understand that.
I'd like to see Belgium perform well, too, because they are our neighbours, and IMHO potentially they have the best squad. The problem with them is that there is always some problem with internal f(r)actions. Their 2nd half against Panama was alright though.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2018, 09:35:08 PM »
I understand that.
I'd like to see Belgium perform well, too, because they are our neighbours, and IMHO potentially they have the best squad. The problem with them is that there is always some problem with internal f(r)actions. Their 2nd half against Panama was alright though.

Belgium are invariably a good side.

A team from their past featured one of my favourite footballer's names:

Julien Cools

Not to mention Jan Ceulemans (in the same Belgian side I think).

Definitely the most trendy names in the History of the World Cup.

 :)

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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2018, 09:38:29 PM »
I think you have grossly over-estimated your influence.  ;)
I agree. There are so many other jinxes that have priority over mine! :)
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2018, 10:50:51 PM »
Belgium are invariably a good side.

A team from their past featured one of my favourite footballer's names:

Julien Cools

Not to mention Jan Ceulemans (in the same Belgian side I think).

Definitely the most trendy names in the History of the World Cup.

 :)

Cools was 1970s and Ceulemans (mainly) 1980s. The latter was certainly one of my favourite players, great skills and fighting spirit.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2018, 11:41:38 PM »
Cools was 1970s and Ceulemans (mainly) 1980s. The latter was certainly one of my favourite players, great skills and fighting spirit.

Thanks!

They were both fine players.
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2018, 12:00:21 AM »
Thanks!

They were both fine players.

I have warm and happy memories of the good ole Belgian squad, also because of the legendary commentator Rik de Saedeleer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1LVA64E2o8
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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2018, 12:12:38 AM »
I have warm and happy memories of the good ole Belgian squad, also because of the legendary commentator Rik de Saedeleer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1LVA64E2o8

Excellent Marc - he seems to have been inspired by South American football commentators:

My own favourite, and that of many English football fans I suspect, remains this one - 'The Voice of Norway', even though England were on the receiving end of it. Norway had just beaten England 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier:

https://youtu.be/PqZTP8-8wIs

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Re: World Cup 2018
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2018, 01:42:53 AM »
Excellent Marc - he seems to have been inspired by South American football commentators:

My own favourite, and that of many English football fans I suspect, remains this one - 'The Voice of Norway', even though England were on the receiving end of it. Norway had just beaten England 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier:

https://youtu.be/PqZTP8-8wIs

'Maggie Thatcher, can you hear me? Maggie Thatcher your boys took a hell of a beating...'

Yeah, De Saedeleer was happy to make likewise comments about the Dutch when the situation was appropriate... well, I didn't mind.
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