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OT-2022 World Cup-first match Sunday 11/20-USA opens 11/21-2 PM (EST)-OT

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  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,591
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,591
    Building up to the big game today.  
    Both teams will see this as their chance to stake a claim for the next round.  Each capable of winning and their last matches did little to shed light upon who's in the best form.
    There's of course the background of pressure and upheaval at home to contend with, and neither team wants to be taking he early flight of shame, even from this World Cup.  
    Plenty of passion and energy from both sides and it'll come down to how much influence the most talented for each team can achieve in a cagey tactical contest. Three goals shared, Wales pinch the win.
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,151
    @CPFC1905 - Two goals in stoppage time at the close of the match.  Now us Yanks gotta win the Battle of the Pond today.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,452
    CPFC1905 said:
    Building up to the big game today.  
    Both teams will see this as their chance to stake a claim for the next round.  Each capable of winning and their last matches did little to shed light upon who's in the best form.
    There's of course the background of pressure and upheaval at home to contend with, and neither team wants to be taking he early flight of shame, even from this World Cup.  
    Plenty of passion and energy from both sides and it'll come down to how much influence the most talented for each team can achieve in a cagey tactical contest. Three goals shared, Wales pinch the win.
    That's cute.  And while it seemed like a good prediction at the time (I would have agreed with it) clearly time has proven it to be wrong.

    As for the US vs England match, I think that the first match for both teams "shed light upon who's in the best form".  However, I'm not so sure that form carries over from game to game the way most people think it does.  I think (hope) there will be a sense of desperation from the Yanks and possibly some complacency from the Brits - so the result might end up similar to that night in Rustenburg, South Africa 12 years ago when I was in attendance.  If only Robert Green were in the goal for the Three Lions...


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  • "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,591
    Foghorn said:

    That's cute.  And while it seemed like a good prediction at the time (I would have agreed with it) clearly time has proven it to be wrong.

    As for the US vs England match, I think that the first match for both teams "shed light upon who's in the best form".  However, I'm not so sure that form carries over from game to game the way most people think it does.  I think (hope) there will be a sense of desperation from the Yanks and possibly some complacency from the Brits - so the result might end up similar to that night in Rustenburg, South Africa 12 years ago when I was in attendance.  If only Robert Green were in the goal for the Three Lions...


    Don't call us Brits,  the minor colonies to the north and west get a little chippy about that. 😁
    US of A will be energetic and could cause problems.  Complacency is less of a fear for us than of old.  Running out of ideas and using the subs too late a greater risk.  TBH we don't want to have to get a result off the Taffy's. 
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay


  • "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,591


    He's a very peculiar creature.
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • Early on the US is leading in number of man-buns on the pitch, two-nil.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • Early on the US is leading in number of man-buns on the pitch, two-nil.
    Any idea on the dental situation 
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,151
    Very clean first half.  I doubt it will end 0-0 as both sides have had their looks.  USA definitely improved their attacking posture as the half progressed.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,591
    Thank the lord that absolute dog of a match is over.  But you guys need a win against Iran who will only need a draw. 
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,591
    Legume said:

    Legume said:

    Kilometres 🤣🤣
    Other girls may try to take me away 
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  • CPFC1905 said:
    Thank the lord that absolute dog of a match is over.  But you guys need a win against Iran who will only need a draw. 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • Greatest victory since Yorktown?
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,151
    Sister kisser-but a point is a point.  Now to take care of business Tuesday.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,452
    Glad to see Messi get a goal and Argentina get 3 points.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,151
    That was a typical Messi strike, powerful and elusive. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 16,406

    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,151
    Great early goal by Canada.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 28,151
    It's win or go home time for USA.  Time to get it done.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,452
    lousubcap said:
    It's win or go home time for USA.  Time to get it done.  
    Yep.  We'll see what we're made of.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • AcnAcn Posts: 4,264
    lousubcap said:
    It's win or go home time for USA.  Time to get it done.  
    The cabbie who drove us to Heathrow was confident in our chances.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,588
    Still rooting for Ecuador here.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • US 1 Iran 0 at the half 
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • US 1 Iran 0, final.  

    Tough win but they pulled it out.  Some near misses by Iran towards the end.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 1,054
    Classic example of "playing to win or not to lose".   We did our best to try and give that game away.   51% possession in first half.. maybe 15% for the last 1/3 of 2nd.
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    Not quite in Austin, TX City Limits
    Just Vote- What if you could choose "none of the above" on an election ballot? Millions of Americans do just that, in effect, by not voting.  The result in 2016: "Nobody" won more counties, more states, and more electoral votes than either candidate for president. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 16,406
    US 1 Iran 0, final.  

    Tough win but they pulled it out.  Some near misses by Iran towards the end.
    I am glad we won, but feel bad for those soon to be executed Iranian families.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
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