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1 Posted 16/06/2021 at 14:48:01
2 Posted 16/06/2021 at 14:50:53
I'm looking forward to the Italian national anthem later, but have to admit the Russian one is stirring.
3 Posted 16/06/2021 at 14:54:01
That's funny. I downloaded both on Itunes last week. Lol. I've no connection to either nation but the music is very rousing
4 Posted 16/06/2021 at 14:54:43
5 Posted 16/06/2021 at 15:30:54
6 Posted 16/06/2021 at 16:01:51
Come on Wales...3 points please.
7 Posted 16/06/2021 at 17:43:14
8 Posted 16/06/2021 at 17:44:52
It was Bergkampesque. He has real quality, just terrible luck with injuries.
9 Posted 16/06/2021 at 17:49:47
Keep it going lads!!!.
10 Posted 16/06/2021 at 17:53:31
Two out of three pundits with Everton connections! What the fuck!!!
11 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:00:36
12 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:05:25
That may have been a great ball from Bale, but what a take from Ramsey.
13 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:20:24
That's a close decision. If the defender catches the other leg is it a free kick? One leg in the box one outside?
Come on Wales.
Bale does a Chris Waddle.
14 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:20:40
15 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:22:46
16 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:24:59
17 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:26:07
18 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:33:19
19 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:39:34
Alonso, Torres Mascherano Crouch Bellamy Barry, this chap knows the wheat from the chaff. We are in safe fat hands
20 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:46:02
I think these floater balls they use now have ruined it. When I was a kid with a proper leather ball, you had to hit it very precisely to get spin or curve. On these balls you can just toe punt it as hard as you can and it spins and swerves all over the place.
A while back I was having a kickaround and we put an obstacle to the left of the goal and kept moving it further and further to the side just to see how often a toe punt would spin Roberto Carlo style around the cone into the net. There was nothing skillful about it but there's no way you could do that with the proper old balls.
21 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:51:14
22 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:53:07
Get in Wales.
23 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:53:29
24 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:54:35
25 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:55:14
26 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:56:38
27 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:58:57
28 Posted 16/06/2021 at 18:59:56
cymru am byth
29 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:01:27
Always fucking hated taking the ball into the corners to waste time,why not go on to SCORE!!!.
Morrell MOTM for me,ran his bollocks off (our Midfield should take note).
Very Happy and now to watch,for me are the best team in the tournament...Italy.
30 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:08:50
31 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:11:49
32 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:12:52
33 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:13:12
Says it all really!.
34 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:14:14
Thoroughly enjoyable performance. There were times when Ramsey and Bale seemed to be using telepathy in that first half
35 Posted 16/06/2021 at 19:21:37
37 Posted 16/06/2021 at 20:29:10
Great forward running by the player to tap that in.
Italy are looking good.
38 Posted 16/06/2021 at 20:50:26
39 Posted 16/06/2021 at 20:56:35
And, Yes - Italy looking tight.
40 Posted 16/06/2021 at 22:28:00
41 Posted 16/06/2021 at 22:35:02
Normally the Italians would be clamouring about how great we are but people are celebrating the goals and the result but not taking anything for granted. Lets see how we get on against a France, a Belgium or a Portugal though Switzerland are no.13 on the FIFA rankings.
The nice thing about this team is that they really are a team, everybody plays for everybody else (look at their celebrations). Tonight the nicest thing was how Locatelli and Berardi linked up for the first goal. These are lads who have played together through the youth team and first team at Sassuolo, which is a bit like two lads from say Bournemouth playing their skins out for England. I also like Spinazzola of Roma who is possibly the best left back in the competition good defender but an excellent attacking option on the left, reminds me of Fabio Grosso who was a sensation at the 2006 WC.
42 Posted 17/06/2021 at 07:47:26
Cheering on the Azzuri and the Germans, but I still back France to win it.
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