Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread

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Comment on Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread by StevieBC.

Well for me that was the best WC that I can remember watching, going back to ’82.
Whilst the final game itself was not a classic, it seemed appropriate that the last goal scored at the Brasil WC was of such high quality to win the trophy.
A truly exquisite cross, combined with speed of thought – and consumate skill to finish the move in such a controlled manner.
Well done Germany.

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Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread
Initially I wasn’t that bothered about watching the 3rd place match tomorrow.
However, the more I think about it, it could be a rather entertaining game.
Neither team – you would think – would/should be playing defensive tactics, but maybe just going out primarily to enjoy themselves.
But Brasil does have the added pressure to try and salvage some of its reputation – and try to please the local population with a convincing, stylish win against a quality European team.

This is Brasil’s last chance for maybe another 4 years to show the world that they still know how to play the ‘beautiful game’.
Winning ugly won’t endear the Brasil team to the locals or their global supporters.
And if the Dutch hump them, then all hell will break loose…

And I would seriously reconsider the national strategy of kissing Neymar’s butt at every vomit-inducing opportunity. How many professional sportsmen/women have cried at a press conference when talking about an injury they ‘might have suffered’ ? He should be smiling, positive and grateful that the injury was not career threatening. Injury is an occupational hazard for any and all sportsmen/women.
IMO and being controversial: I would drop Neymar in the short term at least, as that might be better overall for the Brasil team in the long run.


Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread
Neymar’s agent has made a wonderful defence of his meal-ticket, by having a cheap shot at the presumably soon to be ex-manager Scolari – and before the 3rd/4th place match.
And he’s just reinforcing that his client really had nothing at all to do with the poor team performances… 🙄

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/world-cup-2014-neymars-agent-launches-scathing-attack-on-brazils-luis-felipe-scolari-labelling-him-an-old-jerk-arrogant-repulsive-conceited-and-ridiculous-9596660.html


Incorruptible FIFA World Cup Thread
Bam Potter says:
July 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

“And to become a true great of the game – IMO – he needs at least one WC win.”
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I disagree…
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I didn’t say it was fair BP – but I take your points.
Cruyff was at his peak when I was quite young but I can appreciate that he was a great player…but he didn’t win a WC. I couldn’t tell you offhand how many European Cups, League titles etc he won either.

Pele and Maradonna are typically quoted as true greats/the best ever, and folks will quickly quote their performances – and wins – at the World Cup.
Again, I couldn’t tell you what honours either player won in their careers – but I do know the wins 3/1 respectively – and their performances at the WC. I think most fans could quote the same.

In years to come, Messi could be referred to like Cruyff: a great player but didn’t win a WC.

And if e.g. Bale fulfills his potential at Real Madrid, he is possibly never even going to get the chance to perform on the biggest stage – which is a shame and just down to the luck or not of birthplace.
But, fair or not, I do think WC wins helps to support any ‘the greatest player’ arguments.

And being a football discussion, I respect your views but I suspect we’ll probably have to agree to disagree on this one. 😕


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Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09


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Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.


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CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]


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All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…

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Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22


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