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    Fascinating to see. Love how the entire team looks like extras from The Godfather too. Fair to say camera work has improve along with pitches tho. My first thought was the "Old Football Was Shyte" feature Baddiel and Skinner used to do on their World Cup Fantasy Football shows.

    The cup caught my eye too; the trophy being help aloft on the lap of honour didn't look like the old Jules Rimet to me...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Well when I'm watching games not involving the US.
    then you will need more than a second team
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Fascinating to see. Love how the entire team looks like extras from The Godfather too. Fair to say camera work has improve along with pitches tho. My first thought was the "Old Football Was Shyte" feature Baddiel and Skinner used to do on their World Cup Fantasy Football shows.

    The cup caught my eye too; the trophy being help aloft on the lap of honour didn't look like the old Jules Rimet to me...?
    You wouldn't mess with them, would you? The other thing that struck me early in the clip was how old some of them looked.

    I know what you mean about the standard - the goalies looked expecially weak to me. Did you ever see a Harry Enfield sketch about 1930's Liverpool vs 1990's Liverpool?

    As for the trophy, I'd be surpirsed if it wasn't Jules Rimet, and I think I've seen stills of them holding that after the game. Or maybe it was the Uruguay peseident holding the JM trophy. Perhaps they didn't trust the players to run around with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    You wouldn't mess with them, would you? The other thing that struck me early in the clip was how old some of them looked.

    I know what you mean about the standard - the goalies looked expecially weak to me. Did you ever see a Harry Enfield sketch about 1930's Liverpool vs 1990's Liverpool?

    As for the trophy, I'd be surpirsed if it wasn't Jules Rimet, and I think I've seen stills of them holding that after the game. Or maybe it was the Uruguay peseident holding the JM trophy. Perhaps they didn't trust the players to run around with it?
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian View Post
    then you will need more than a second team
    Yea, I'll definitely be rooting for England - I do that in Tests anyway (not involving India). I'll actually probably root for any Test playing country, out of familiarity if nothing else.
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    Me too - hadn't seen it in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Yea, I'll definitely be rooting for England
    Who you support in England's group matches will be largely determined by what's best for the yanks though.

    Hopefully by the time it gets to the second round you'll have realised the English football team is inherently evil and must be stopped at all costs.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    It might help if I compare some of the main players to their cricketing equivalents. Any offence caused is entirely deliberate...

    Brazil are like The West Indies from 1975-1996 - i.e. back when they were good. For Calypso Cricket read Samba Soccer; like the Windies the Brazilians play with a style and a rhythm all of their own. Beautiful to watch but they can seriously **** you over too. Everyone's second favourite team.

    Germany are like Australia - Traditional rivals of the English with the rivalry more keenly felt on the English side. Have generally had the better of things v the poms/Englanders (for Australia from 1989-2005 read Germany from 1966-2000) but have suffered a few losses to Albion of late. Don't have the greatest team in their proud history currently but only a fool would write them off.

    The Netherlands are like Pakistan - Produce as many or more lavishly talented players as anyone else, but seem to spend almost as much time fighting themselves as the opposition. Pioneered revolutionary techniques (total football and reverse swing) much copied but other countries, but seldom equalled. Their best team in their histories (for Pakistan in the 1980s see Holland in the 1970s) couldn't quite become the best in the world.

    Portugal are like Sri Lanka - A talented side but the size of their home nation means they'll probably always face an uphill struggle to become #1. Both almost certainly have a player called Da Silva somewhere in their squad. Their star performers talented but divisive figures who spent many years playing their home games at Old Trafford.

    Spain are like India - The sleeping giants possibly finally awakening. Given the talent at their disposal and the passion for the sport in the country it's amazing it's taken this long to mount a serious challenge to the top spot. If things go tits up now the various regions will all blame each other.

    England are like England - Have a long history of underperforming but are slowly being lead back to respectability by wily foreigners after ruinous tenures by hapless native coaches. Have only ever once been briefly the top dogs since WW2 (1966 & 1953) and their star performers are tattooed chavs with daft accents who're under injury clouds currently. Guaranteed to lose gallantly against decent oppostion away from Enlish shores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Who you support in England's group matches will be largely determined by what's best for the yanks though.

    Hopefully by the time it gets to the second round you'll have realised the English football team is inherently evil and must be stopped at all costs.
    Went to an Irish Pub yesterday. The salt content in the beef stew was enough to pay several Roman legions. So now I'm sick and I can't root for them , especially as even in the US we heard about the Thierry Henry handball scandal, and it was hilarious.

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    Just how Irish was this Irish pub though? If you're ever in the same city as me I will make you a glorious Irish stew that will forever turn you against the English football team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Just how Irish was this Irish pub though? If you're ever in the same city as me I will make you a glorious Irish stew that will forever turn you against the English football team.
    Good point. I usually only go there for the Guiness. But I'm a sucker for meat and potatoes so I couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    But I'm a sucker for meat and potatoes

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