This evening's games saw an improved Argentina win their group (who'd have thought after losing to Saudi Arabia?) and Poland scraping into the last 16 in second place. Mexico's job was always going to be too much and credit to Saudi Arabia for scoring a very nice goal after being under the kosh for ...Jump to post
Seriously, is that the moderators go to statement? Boo Hoo, we have a life outside of this website. If you cannot do the job of a moderator of a site this large then give it up and let someone else take it on. I swear if I took a shot every time some moderator stated this i'd be drunk 24-7. If you ...Jump to post
This afternoon's games saw the conclusion of Group D. Tunisia scored an upset against a French team that wasn't a full strength and didn't look too bothered [fx: gallic shrug]. Unfortunately for Tunisia, that was a wasted effort as Australia saw off an stubborn but blunt Denmark team 1-0 to secure t...Jump to post
Intertesting that McConnell and McCarthy appear to have spoken against a future Trump presidency. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-house-republican-leader-says-no-place-anti-semitism-2022-11-29/ I’m pretty shocked the story of the ex President and current frontrunner for 2024 having dinner with ...Jump to post
We're people with families, careers, and commitments, not some mindless bots for you to shout about into the void. Seriously, is that the moderators go to statement? Boo Hoo, we have a life outside of this website. If you cannot do the job of a moderator of a site this large then give it up and let...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:US advances to play the Netherlands ( That's going to be a tough one for the US).
England advances to play Senegal.
The first pair of final group matches were played out this afternoon with Netherlands seeing off hosts Qatar 2-0 while Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1 to secure their place in the last 16, where they'll face the winners of England's group. The group B matches this evening are a potentially epic game betwee...Jump to post
Messi is the world’s most successful player, the most Balon D’or wins. But is he truly the GOAT? One would say he would have to win a World Cup to take that mantle, as his predecessors Pele and Maradona have. This will be his last chance to do it. Mbappe is a good player but Messi is the player of ...Jump to post
Tonight's late kick-off saw Portugal take on Uruguay. While Portugal controlled the first half, Uruguay had the best chance to score but failed. The second half was more even after Uruguay made changes in players and formation. Ronaldo claimed the first goal with a "glancing" header that o...Jump to post
The “lesser” teams served up a couple of tasty treats for the neutral in the earlier games: Cameroon and Serbia served up a seesawing 3-3 draw. South Korea and Ghana then provided another five-goal thriller with the African’s edging it. Sadly, the Brazil vs Switzerland game was rather dour, with Bra...Jump to post
marcelh wrote:Spain-Germany the best match so far. 1-1 but fun to watch. Football as it meant to be instead of the streetfighting yesterday (ARG-MEX).
BA's 77Es had no problem making LHE-EZE (13 hours and 6,000nm). LHR-HNL is about 300nm further, so I suspect the plane is certainly capable, but I honestly don't know how big a deal that extra 300nm is. It would be nearly a polar route so that might have some impact in the winter. going LGW to HNL ...Jump to post
HNL from Europe is trash yields . It’s often cheaper to fly Dub - HNL , than SFO - HNL and it would fail to compete with the Caribbean , the Maldives , Cape Town , Brazil , Thailand etc all of which are much more interesting and accessible than Hawaii Given what I’ve read here about the high cost o...Jump to post
Canada is out but nevertheless was one of the positive surprises this World cup. They Played with heart. Yes, valiant effort by Canada, but like many of the “lesser” teams, a lack of quality and composure in the final third of the pitch. Croatia had far too much quality for them although the scorel...Jump to post
BA's 77Es had no problem making LHE-EZE (13 hours and 6,000nm). LHR-HNL is about 300nm further, so I suspect the plane is certainly capable, but I honestly don't know how big a deal that extra 300nm is. It would be nearly a polar route so that might have some impact in the winter.Jump to post
Mbappe is a good player but Messi is the player of his generation. Mbappe already has a World Cup and is a player for the next Gen, but I think most neutrals would at heart love to see Messi hold the cup, if Argentina made it to the final. Maybe "some" rather than "most". The pr...Jump to post
Nice help for us Germans from Costa Rica. Probably the most rediculous win I have ever seen. Japan played like we did in the first game. Indeed, they really blew their chance to pretty much guarantee their progress (although three teams could have finished with six points). They seemed to lack real...Jump to post
And MESSI!!! Great effort, the world was in tears when he scored. This is why football is the world game, no one outside of the US cares if a Tom Brady or Joe Montana or whoever throws a ball to some guy and he catches it in the end zone. But when Messi puts the ball into the net in his final World...Jump to post
Hey, another mass shooting tonight in Atlanta. Six shot, one dead so far. Yeah ‘Murica!! https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/market-street-17th-street-bridge-atlantic-station-shooting And what could have prevented this shooting exactly?? Obviously the city of ATL should be handing out two free sidearm...Jump to post
Hey, another mass shooting tonight in Atlanta. Six shot, one dead so far. Yeah ‘Murica!! https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/market-street-17th-street-bridge-atlantic-station-shooting And what could have prevented this shooting exactly?? Well, it’s obvious to anyone with a working brain that doing not...Jump to post
He threatens to sue CNN on a weekly basis still. No longer threatening, he filed the $475M suit in October, claiming that the phrase "The Big Lie" has Nazi connotations, and impugns his reputation. When a lie is not a lie, I guess. In 1984 parlance, untruths and doublespeak. Kellyanne Con...Jump to post
Writer E Jean Carroll has sued Donald Trump in the US state of New York for allegedly raping her in the 1990s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63736485 Any kind of a problem regarding getting selected as candidate by the Republicans? They'll just adopt their usual stance - "It's fak...Jump to post
Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 with some luck in an eventful 2nd half. And in doing so, very nearly conceded the most embarrassing goal in World Cup history. Talking of history, Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score a goal in five World Cups - an astonishing feat even if you think the penalty wa...Jump to post
What's also clear is that easier access to firearms does not guarantee public safety on a per capita basis. This chart obviously needs to be updated since TX became dramatically less stringent. The chart isn't needed. It is obvious and intuitive that increased firearm possesion among citizens will ...Jump to post
Well actually the US doesn't have a monopoly in gun violence - Countries with the Highest Rates of Violent Gun Death (Homicides) per 100k residents in 2019 https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gun-deaths-by-country El Salvador — 36.78 Venezuela — 33.27 Guatemala — 29.06 Colombia — 26....Jump to post
Belgium wins but won’t be frightening any other teams after that performance. Canada we’re very plucky, but really lacked composure and quality in the box. The penalty miss was a disaster for Canada - it would have been interesting to see Belgium chase the game.Jump to post
Germany team photo after their loss to Japan : https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2F0673a224-6b33-11ed-ac34-105e26648a9c.jpg?crop=3685%2C2073%2C0%2C0&resize=360 Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2F...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Demonstrating a belief is fine, IF it’s acceptable in that country. I don’t believe Qatar has a right to protest for foreigners. Accept their rules.
They talk a good talk, but when was the last time the Russian aviation sector met a target date? Its war and the military also depends on a working civil aviation and other civil industries. Making predictions based on the performance of the pre-war industries isn't giving you the full picture. It ...Jump to post
Neither Mexico or Poland seemed particularly interested in going flat-out for a win which would have put them in control of their group, instead they played out a fairly tame 0-0 with Lewandowski surprisingly missing a penalty. Denmark and Tunisia also played out a 0-0, but at least it was a little ...Jump to post
North Korea has officially made a bid for the 2026 World Cup! ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ss7EsfWNE Never fails to make me laugh. It's even funnier when you realise that this is now pretty much the stock photo of Blatter that gets used every time his name is mentioned: https://media.gq.com...Jump to post
I presume that's me :eek:. You made your position abundantly clear, so not sure why you're surprised it was mentioned. :wink2: I haven't been following it closely tbh, but what I'm taking from this rainbow-hued brouhaha is that this World Cup seems to have morphed into more of an LGBTQ+ rights issu...Jump to post
Be a little patient, please! Just 48 more years to go and all will become clear, according to JRM. ROTFL My bad. :banghead: All this talk in the UK about "going Swiss style after all" right now in order to come to senses over Brexit and make it more or less work for the UK... Has anybody ...Jump to post
Saudi Arabia beat Argentina!
Argentina were poor, to be honest. Saudi Arabia's second goal was a worthy match-winner.
This is right up there with any other big shock in the history of the World Cup. Shocker!
Argentina over 30 matches unbeaten before today.
Anti-Brexit Forum members were unimpressed with the Truss budget and also showed their disdain for the Hunt budget yet he is one of your own but according to you lot everything Brexit failure when its clearly not Was it only "anti-brexiteers" here that showed disdain for the Truss/Kwarten...Jump to post
Government twisting itself in knots trying to make a silk purse from a sows ear.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... er-eu-ties
Shamefully pathetic, despite the views of one here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-63710435 An ex-Wales footballer has described being asked to remove her "rainbow wall" bucket hat as she entered a World Cup stadium in Qatar. Laura McAllister, a gay woman and past Fifa Council candida...Jump to post
Agree, a good idea to keep the football and politics in separate threads. So... Poor start by the hosts, could easily be the first hosts to exit the tournament at the group stages. A reasonable first game by England given recent poor form, sloppy to concede two goals though. Iran can be tricky oppon...Jump to post
It goes without saying I’m not going to start pointing my DSLR up at the sky and frame a shot perfectly. Maybe I was misunderstood, all I wanted to do was a few odd shots discreetly with a phone. Using a phone like "a tourist" really shouldn't be a problem anywhere other than right agains...Jump to post
As reported on ITV’s live coverage of Wales vs USA, fans had rainbow hats confiscated on the basis they were “banned symbols”. What are Qatar and FIFA so scared of? Does the mere sight of a rainbow turn Qatari’s gay?Jump to post
About the most I’ve done is some photos inside the plane while on the ground in Dubai. Eek! Noticed those naughty EK staff taking pictures for people posing in front of the bar on the A380! ;) There are very nearly 10,000 photos on this very site taken at DXB. Admittedly, a number of those will be ...Jump to post
In a spectacular collapse of principles, England and Wales (among other nations) will not wear the "One Love" armbands in support of LBGTQ+ after FIFA threaten sanctions against teams or individual players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/60975930 'We have asked the captains not ...Jump to post