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I barely know who is in what group this time round. I do know I drew Oz in the work sweepstake, so that's £2 I'll never see again.:lol:

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New Aussie coach is paying for some of his staff out of his own pocket cause he wanted people around him that already knew him, with such a short amount of prep time he had.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/football/socceroos-coach-paying-assistants-out-of-his-own-pocket/news-story/57a7566582e9c82f30dced0876ef7786

Hope it works for them.

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In other football news, the Nigerian national team is so embarrassed by their performance in their 2-1 loss in last weekend's friendly against England that they are offering to reimburse fans for their tickets, travel expenses, etc. 

All they have to do is send in their banking details and PIN numbers...

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On 08/06/2018 at 1:36 AM, IronJimbo said:

In other football news, the Nigerian national team is so embarrassed by their performance in their 2-1 loss in last weekend's friendly against England that they are offering to reimburse fans for their tickets, travel expenses, etc. 

All they have to do is send in their banking details and PIN numbers...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/08/ghana-to-dissolve-football-association-over-bribery-allegations

Some of the best footage of officials taking bribes, sorry "facilitation payments" ever .... worth a look!!! 

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4 hours ago, The Customer said:

My best hope in my office sweep is Iceland 😳

Why not Scotland?  oh yeah.....:whistling:

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13 minutes ago, The Customer said:

Because Millennial girl picked all the teams for the whole office sweep.

I ended up with Saudi, Egypt, Peru and Iceland. Ouch.

How do you each have so many teams, is there only 4 people in the office?

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35 minutes ago, The Customer said:

8 people in our Dept. 8x4 = 32 teams

We were only allowed one pick :(

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19 hours ago, FatPom said:

Why not Scotland?  oh yeah.....:whistling:

Ok its been a long time, and the state of football in Scotland is beyond diabolical. I think England could win

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I don't even know which group Eng is in  (they won't be in it for long!)

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They were talking about WC wallcharts on the radio this morning. One of the national papers has included a very flimsy one and the DJ remarked it wouldn't last a week, then went on to hint that it probably doesn't need to last any longer. :lol:

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And Spain have sacked their manager. He signed with Real Madrid, they announced it, he didn’t tell the Spanish FA, so they sacked him.

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1 hour ago, Parkside said:

Brave prediction:

Italy won’t proceed past group stage

Australia will

Well that depends. is Graham Poll involved? :whistling:

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14 hours ago, FatPom said:

Well that depends. is Graham Poll involved? :whistling:

Not likley, Russia (woops, sorry I mean FIFA) rejected every single one of the English FA's suggestions for match officials.

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2 hours ago, FatPom said:

Spain v Portugal was a cracker.

Thought the Video assitant might have over turned the pen

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Just now, FatPom said:

Aussies up in 30 mins

Union - aust v irl 

afl - hawks crows 

League - sharks broncs 

Motogp

and soccer. Big night. Might need new remote batteries tomorrow 

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One day cricket aus eng. but I don’t give a shit about cricket. 

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Big decision do I watch Australia lose the cricket or lose the soccer. 😉

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2 minutes ago, Ironnerd said:

Big decision do I watch Australia lose the cricket or lose the soccer. 😉

Or union 

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0-0 in the football so far. Aussie fans cheering every time they pass the ball. :lol:

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Bloody hell, Oz nearly scored!

Then completely squandered a corner :(

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18 minutes ago, FatPom said:

Surrender monkeys are diving already 👎

I believe Gerard Depardieu was on the coaching team! 

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2 minutes ago, roxii said:

I believe Gerard Depardieu was on the coaching team! 

:lol:

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5 mins before half time is danger zone. c'mon Aussies, hang on.  

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all square at half time. Milligan and Sainsbury have done brilliantly.

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French, talented, lacked imagination and edge. Australia losing ball in the middle when should have been doing better. Overall game is better for Australia as they are a chance at getting a set piece or counter. Pogba as usual poor so far

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5 minutes ago, FatPom said:

all square at half time. Milligan and Sainsbury have done brilliantly.

I went to school with Milligan’s parents. 

He was conceived a little surprisingly while they were both still in high school.

His dad was that kid at school who was good at everything. 

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There was an interesting intro on BBC regarding the French team. A French woman was saying every WC, they either get a 'hot' team or a 'cold' team and she was wondering which team was going to turn up.

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Well that was shit!!

now comes our big problem, actually scoring goals.

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almost glad my calf is buggered. I'm meant to be swimming :lol:

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Suppose he touched him, is it enough for a penalty? Football frustrates as there a re fouls all the time in the box that don't get called, then they call that

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2 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Suppose he touched him, is it enough for a penalty? Football frustrates as there a re fouls all the time in the box that don't get called, then they call that

It was a consequence of following through from getting to the ball first. The time taken to go to VAR was the worrying bit.

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