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san Guine started the topic in Monday, 4 Oct 2021 at 7:59pm

Probably not big with the SN crew, but this guy is the real deal. With UK 1.5 Billion pounds on the pitch (Liverpool v City, great game also) he totally shone

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2021/oct/03/phil-foden-manches...

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truebluebasher Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 12:05am

YouTube come good ... saves the shame of forgetting yer Enigma code ABC Fox sign in...
Wanted to share the background to the Coach's last minute Socceroo Switcheroo!
It's less wot the World thinks...not just about the Grey Wiggle Dance...that's there to distract them.

Purists already Le Poo Poo the Aussies...Wacky Waving Sideshow Alley Clown
Unclownslike behaviour! (Career Clowns & Car Yard dealers will object to Goalies Clowning around!)

World Cup Goalies draw the line about 40 times thru tournament...Rapping to a Vuvuzela Dance Off.
Is the world ready for this! Some rightly argue if Strikers can wiggle about, then why not Goalies!
Any forward put on the spot would come to blows with the clown...like in the Oscars!
FIFA insurance can't afford to make fools of their pet $ 40billion strike Force!

World Cup Clown routine hides the real genius behind the last minute switch!
Coach says the real secret was passed down to him from former Oz Coach Guus Hiddink...(No Spoiler!)
Leigh was very wise to evoke Sir Spin King...Coach agrees! You got that right!
tbb can't reveal...crew must learn this secret for themselves from our Ancient Masters...
Can share the thought process behind this trick is old school strategic & rock solid!

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Roadkill Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 8:22am
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Just reading how, just prior to the shootout, Redmayne spotted the Peru goalkeeper's water bottle had notes on the aussie penalty shooters, so he casually walks over, picks it up and throws it out of the playing field, denying the Peru goalie his inside knowledge on which way to jump.
The guy is a legend.

Imagine if their goalie chucked our goalie’s bottle away. The crying and finger pointing and calls about unsportsmanlike behaviour would be going on for the next few years.

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truebluebasher Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 5:25pm

Adriano de Souza called upon as a super sub Sockeroo Spot Kick Taker...
https://www.facebook.com/WSL/videos/no-noise-complaints-here/34444400364...

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quadzilla Saturday, 25 Jun 2022 at 9:16am
Roadkill wrote:
adam12 wrote:

Just reading how, just prior to the shootout, Redmayne spotted the Peru goalkeeper's water bottle had notes on the aussie penalty shooters, so he casually walks over, picks it up and throws it out of the playing field, denying the Peru goalie his inside knowledge on which way to jump.
The guy is a legend.

Imagine if their goalie chucked our goalie’s bottle away. The crying and finger pointing and calls about unsportsmanlike behaviour would be going on for the next few years.

Redders is an average keeper in the A league who has an unusual style in a penalty shootout.A WigglyGOOSE is an apt description.

I'm more than happy that the SoccerRoos are in the WC,but not happy that they got there with an act of thievery which gained an advantage(CHEATery) in full view of the world.

Australian sportsPeople mostly are great competitors and good sports.

SandPapergate resulted in new coach, captain and 3 suspensions.

SportsBottlegate and Redders is regarded as a national hero(that PensAve was regulation btw).

I'd like to see Redders,his GK coach and the team coach outed so they miss the WC.

No one can unhappen such a low act,If the same thing happened in a reverse way then YES.We would never hear the end of it.

GA,btw,is a crap coach at international level.He has been found out at A league level a few times too.Even though hes won plenty of trophies(6in total).

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truebluebasher Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 8:11pm

Man U ... 0 (vs) Melbourne Victory ... 1 @ MCG
(Now Streaming Live & free on Channel Ten...)
Match just begun... Melbourne Scored ...4mins in.)
Fantastic Goal.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 12:17am

Go Australia!
Socceroos
https://www.socceroos.com.au/match/france-v-australia-world-cup-22-11-20...
SBS World Game
https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/fifa-world-cup-2022
YouTube

We don't think! We know Australia will sink France to trigger WWIII.
Amidst a Sea of Green in Our Yellow Submarine...Viva La Socceroos!

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yvdreh Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 6:15am

The throughball for Goodwin's goal was a thing of pure fucking beauty, wow.

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Craig Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 7:00am

Incredible eh.

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san Guine Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 12:58pm

Australia started really well, but France had obvious superior quality all over the pitch and were in the ascendancy from 15 minutes onwards.

We had no answer for Dembele, Griezmann nor Mbappe. Also, as Kewell pointed out during the broadcast we lacked incisive runners and balls in the final third were non existent (our goal excluded). Considering France were also without Kante and Benzema, it could have been a slaughter.

Compare our set up with the Saudi's in their game against Argentina. The Saudis were really brave, physical and technical, high back line and high press and it paid dividends.

We didn't press for fear of being turned over.

Behind us now, focus on the next game.

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flollo Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 4:46pm

You can't just wake up one morning and start playing gegenpress. As with any other tactical philosophy, this one needs a lot of training. First, the selected coach needs to have experience with this approach, and second, the selected players need to fit that tactical style. I don't actually follow the Socceroos or the A league and I don't know anything about this coach or the players on the team. Never heard of any of them and I highly doubt they would be capable of playing high-quality gegenpress.

Also, the Saudis played anti-soccer against Argentina and Argentina could've easily won with a different tactical approach. They pushed the flanks too much and insisted on playing with 2 fairly defensive midfielders against this weak opponent. I didn't really understand that. A creative midfield playmaker could easily break Saudis in that high line. Like this Argentina did way too many mistakes and mistimed passes/runs leading to high wastage. And you can't just expect Messi to play a forward, winger, a 10, and an 8 in the same game, it's ridiculous.

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san Guine Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 8:01pm

flollo,
A team of the calibre of the Argentines' should be able to swat the Saudis aside, but Argentina were profligate and lacked cohesion. Messi is one of the all time greats but his work rate is waning and he doesn't track back.
Didn't think the Saudis were 'anti-football', they just out thought Argentina tactically and realised they could cover Argentinas runners by playing a high line. Argentina were actually very vulnerable on the counter.

As for Australia, I think Arnolds doing the best he can with a poor squad, however, sitting back and waiting for the French (with their quality across the park) was a very poor decision. Not enough pressure on the ball (gegenpress or not) but I think (hope) Australia will be more competitive in the next 2 matches

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Distracted Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022 at 8:26pm
san Guine wrote:

flollo,
A team of the calibre of the Argentines' should be able to swat the Saudis aside, but Argentina were profligate and lacked cohesion. Messi is one of the all time greats but his work rate is waning and he doesn't track back.
Didn't think the Saudis were 'anti-football', they just out thought Argentina tactically and realised they could cover Argentinas runners by playing a high line. Argentina were actually very vulnerable on the counter.

As for Australia, I think Arnolds doing the best he can with a poor squad, however, sitting back and waiting for the French (with their quality across the park) was a very poor decision. Not enough pressure on the ball (gegenpress or not) but I think (hope) Australia will be more competitive in the next 2 matches

I don’t get why the Aussies could press for 30 min then sit behind the half way line the rest of the game. They looked unfit.

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dawnperiscope Thursday, 24 Nov 2022 at 2:27pm

I reckon you nailed it.. there a bunch of players returning from injury and I think some don't get full minutes at club level... not fit enough. Such a shame when the only aspect of the game the socceroos have a chance to win is fitness.

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flollo Thursday, 24 Nov 2022 at 4:06pm

Players need to be in top physical and mental condition to sustain high press for 90mins. If the coach wants to play like that he should only select players who are currently in form and no one else. And don’t forget, there are teams who prefer opponent pressing them so they can push the ball behind the line for fast paced runners. Real Madrid comes to mind with Vini Jr. Catch him if you can kind of thing. I believe the Socceroos had a fear of this happening. Knowing the pace of Mbappe and Dembele on the wing they would be terrified of them running away. There’s no way to catch them if they get a ball behind the defence line.

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 24 Nov 2022 at 4:08pm

meanwhile the other visually pleasing round ball game gets a go in Torquay:

https://beachvolleyfest.com.au/

The foreshore grass in front of Gilbert St has been... developed!

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wally Thursday, 24 Nov 2022 at 6:26pm

I guess Graham Arnold was worried about goal difference. It might be key to advancement. He didn’t want it to blow out to 7-1.

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blackers Friday, 25 Nov 2022 at 7:14am

Brazil pressing hard. Was interesting to see Neymar’s form at the start of the 2nd half, everyone had to wait for him coz he’s special.

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blackers Friday, 25 Nov 2022 at 8:25am

Wow, that was a good game, Brazil look strong. Maybe Stojković should have been a little more circumspect.

https://www.slobodenpecat.mk/en/stojkovikj-ne-se-plashime-od-brazil-oche...

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Supafreak Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 at 10:56am
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truebluebasher Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 at 9:04pm

C'mon Aussies! (Playing Live Now!)
Spinning the Round Ball stats...
0 Goals = 14/32 Teams
1 Goal = 7/32 Teams ( Aussies scored 1 Early Goal vs France 0 ) = Oz in top 12 teams for 25 mins!
2 Goals = 7/32 Teams
3/4/6/7 Goals = 4/32 Teams

On paper > Oz has the goods to push on thru to World Cup Glory!
[ Group factcheck ]
Asian Group...are playing well.
1 Saudi Arabia 2 were trailing Argentina (Half Time Tactics) 2nd Half Saudi's Sub scored -Momentum won!
2 Japan 2 were trailing Germany 1 (Half time Tactics) 2nd Half Japan's Sub scored -Momentum won!
3 Australia 1 were leading (25 mins) France 4 (Oz invited a 65 min world class counter attack)
Fans know that 2 French goals came from Oz Goal Keeper / Defender clear out giveaways.

Australia only need to 'continue current form' of Pre Cup 5 wins in a row to reach Cup Final (Correct!)
On Paper...Oz only needs to hold their game plan.
Note if Oz beat Tunisia & Draw 'again' with Denmark who could lose to France ( Oz is thru..)

All 3 Asian Group Nations took the game to 3x World Cup Giants...(Correct!) And will do so again!

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blackers Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 at 11:05pm

Yes! Those last 10 minutes were hard going but well done Socceroos.

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bluediamond Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 at 11:09pm

Brings a tear to yer eye! (so does realizing youve seen every one of Australias world cup winning games!!)

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san Guine Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 at 11:17pm

Brilliant, well played Australia, rock solid defence (Souttar was excellent) and calculated press. Bring on the Danes! And nice goal from Duke

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bluediamond Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 at 11:17pm

Tomorrow's heaflines? 'The Duke of headers' 'Australia Duke it out on the big stage ' Great win soccerroos. Bring on those bloody Danes.
Go France!!

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quadzilla Sunday, 27 Nov 2022 at 9:56am

I'm surprised, the effort was the best Ive seen from this group.

Well done Socceroos and the Danes loss to France means they have to win but a draw takes Aussies out of the group providing Tunisia dont get 3 against France( not likely).

Best game Ive seen from Matt Ryan,maybe not spectacular saves but his commitment was 110%.

The field players gave all, nothing left in the tank.

This team can break the 4 point barrier with a win over Denmark,that would be nice.I hope I'm awake.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 27 Nov 2022 at 12:17pm

No Bad Blood ?
2018 Aussies extremely wild & controversial pet VAR shirtfronts The Vikings in front of Mother Russia.
https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/world-cup/teams/australia/world-cu...

2018 Australia invades Russia & the rest is history...massive apology to Sister Europe...our bad!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5872609/Australian-fans-clash-s...

Danes claim they could rule the World if not for Aussie's pesky VAR.

World knows Aussies don't need VAR to demolish Vikings...Game on > bring it!

https://www.ftbl.com.au/news/kennedy-fries-danish-bacon-213642

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blackers Monday, 28 Nov 2022 at 9:25am

Some quality sub work in this headline. Bring on the glitter.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/27/lionel-messi-angel-di-m...

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san Guine Monday, 28 Nov 2022 at 9:36am

Haha blackers, Messi did have an excellent game in what was a very tense and disjointed match, he was unplayable at times

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Jono Monday, 28 Nov 2022 at 9:43am

I watched that unfold blackers and was thinking how the hell did they leave Messi alone at the top of the arc - amazing that he saw the opportunity and planned it

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truebluebasher Monday, 28 Nov 2022 at 4:30pm

Le Qatar Nuclear Meltdown.

Just one World Cup match > (Oz vs France) yielded reciprocal Goals in First half...(Why is that?)
Only one team ...again (France)..has advanced to the World Cup Knock out Phase (Why is that?)

Because :
Many French - African-Mid East Colonies are competing in several different World Cup Groups.
France / Tunisia / Morocco / Cameroon / Ghana / Senegal / Costa Rica
All Football Nations surrounding Qatar represent a majority up to 90% of Crowds > cheering in French.

Meaning...the Large Le Crowds are cheering on French or Colonial Nations above World Cup Giants.

Usually a World Cup Giant would command 50-80% of Crowd Support of native tongue. (Not here!)
Lead Football Nations are left without rusted on anthematic supporter base.
Much harder for Fav Teams to Score first or mount a spirited comeback without core fan base...Le durr!

This don't affect Aussies (We're immune!) > "Sucked in! Now ya know how we feel fuckers!"
So we see unintimidated Aussies score early against all odds.
Igniting 90% of Arena to mount a French revolution...lopping our bloody heads off!
Oz second match also played in an arena of deafening 90% French / Tunisian Supporters

The other partnering timely reason being the VAR Dragnet is stalling fast decisive attacking thru balls.

Now lets recap...
France is the only Team thru to Knock Out phase...but they have a #1 Diplomatic Incident brewing!
Their #1 Trading partner Tunisia can't progress unless the only safe team France do them a favour?

*None are suggesting France would rest a few Stars + avoid yellow cards in so doing lose to Tunisia.

Only France could imagine #1 Trading Partner Tunisia advancing together in Le Qatar.
Just as well France loves Aussies so much...No international incident on the Radar...(Correct!)
Should Tunisia cause an massive heart attack upset & Oz draw with Denmark then Tunisia Advances!
So! Crew are all good with the new Fifa Le Fair Play Retribution Format...(Cool!)

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garyg1412 Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022 at 11:13am

That's an awfully long bow you've drawn there TBB but one worthy of a Pulitzer if you're correct :) :)

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022 at 12:16am

Cheers for the nomination...garyg1412
tbb was merely suggesting France is retiring most of their A team against their kissing cousins.
Relax! That's unlikely to happen!

[News] Best performing World Cup side dumps over half their team to advance stable mates Tunisia!
https://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2022/les-bleus-to-make-at-least-si...

So! We can rule out anything suss! ... (Cough!) Still! It's healthy to feel wronged again!

Advance to next Level > France & Argentina don't wish to meet in Play Offs!
Oz (vs) Denmark is before (France (vs) Tunisia) then Poland (vs) Argentina then Saudis (vs) Mexico
Meaning France or Argentina can't fix a result to avoid each other by design. (Less of a conspiracy!)
As Groups stand now...(France can change Group D 1/2/3/4 but clock timed out Group C opponents!)

So! France can't choose next opponents & can only advance Tunisia as a diplomatic directive!
Winner Group C (vs) Runner Up Group D + Winner Group D (vs) Runner Up Group C

We could leave this French Affair here but their Coach adds some extra Flare!
tbb feels he must share this bizarre comment that ranks higher than tbb's Sport's Rort!
https://www.sportingnews.com/au/soccer/news/france-tunisia-world-cup-pla...
27 Nov Deschamps :"We have a very high chance of finishing first in Group D because our goal difference is much better than Australia's, so we're in a perfect position!"
Q: Why the hell does he signal out Oz ...the very team he just smashed as being their main rival in Group D?
Bro said it's most likely a front for a betting site but the coach must've said & mean't it...(Correct!)
Our House is perfectly split : Younger bro Denmark (Traitor) > (tbb draw) > Big Bro Oz Victory

Still just the one (Oz -France) match producing dual goals in first half...(Not Joking!)
TV Land has clocked 17 zero scoring first half games after round 2.

Rainbow Warrior has already shot well over the bough...( Vid has a wait time but it is a rare snap! )
https://www.indy100.com/sport/world-cup-pitch-invader-rainbow-flag-portu...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-29/protester-runs-onto-world-cup-fie...

Bonus World Cup Conspiracy that is very real!
Ehteraz World Cup Covid app is Scary as all Hell
https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2022/10/26/23424551/qatar-mandatory-covi...
https://www.nrk.no/sport/everyone-going-to-the-world-cup-must-have-this-...

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san Guine Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022 at 6:19pm

The game tonight will probably be a tense tactical game, #38 v #10 rankings wise. We have to somehow nullify Eriksen and free-up Mooy
Not feeling confident at all.
Go the Socceroos!

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Island Bay Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022 at 6:22pm

Kom så Danmark!

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san Guine Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022 at 6:26pm
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Kom så Danmark!

May the better team win.
It will be a good physical game.
Go Socceroos!

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flollo Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022 at 7:30pm

It will be tricky. Denmark will probably dominate in possession but they’re not that convincing in the final third. Deep defending and a fast counterattack is recommended, don’t chase them all over the pitch.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 1:33am

Australia outplay Danes outside of Sister Europe!
South Africa - (Oz Win) + Russia - (Draw)
Qatar cancels out Dane's European advantage & plays out as a better than equal Oz advantage
(2022 Qatar stats read Oz Draw > Win!)
Crew are fine to read tbb's dig as a desperate last minute gasp! > Stay Calm...We got this!
Go the Socceroos!

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Island Bay Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 3:56am

Congratulations to the Socceroos. Damn!

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truebluebasher Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 4:50am

Kommisser Denmark!

World Game News:

Swellnetonian blows up the Internet by calling out France vs Tunisia blatant match rigging.
FIFA : (Cough! Cough! Splutter!) Nothing to see here!

tbb claims Pulitzer Prize + $Gazillion World Cup Bet shared with French Coach Deschamps!
French Coach : "Also Predicted Aussies to equal France on Top Spot with Goal Difference decider!"
[factcheck] see above...Yep! That's true & it's also proof as to why France threw their Tunisia game!

News: Tunisia dominate bed buddies France in hot steamy kissin' cousin's Soiree.
https://theathletic.com/live-blogs/tunisia-france-world-cup-2022-live-sc...

Forcing tbb to up his predicted Aussie draw to > Aussie must Win or go home! (Correct!)
Oz surprisingly defeated Danes to spoil France's sordid soiled soiree!

Oz PM : "We don't think! We know France threw their Match to sink our Yellow Submarine!"

Oz 1 vs Fruity Frunisia (Disqualified for Match Fixing!)
Fifa Fair Play Next World Champs Socceroos Advance...Salute!

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quadzilla Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 5:40am

Well, we were outplayed in many instances except we CAN defend the goal.

AND thats 3 world class goals in 3 matches.

I was sceptical coming into the tournament but hats off to the players and coaching staff.

Bring on Argentina, we can mess with MESSI!

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blackers Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 6:49am

Well that was pleasant news to wake up to. Matt Leckie, into folklore you go!

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Craig Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 6:56am

Yeah what a goal and didn't expect the news on waking this morning.

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flollo Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 7:55am

Like I said - defend deep, give them possession, and counter-attack. You can't outplay them in an open play but they are poor in front of the goal. Denmark is pretty much always a low-scoring affair. One could safely place a bet on < 3 goals in a game like this. This is not a way to win a league but it is a way to get through tournaments like World Cups. Famously, this is how Greece won the Euro Cup in 2004. They played the ugliest defensive football but won 1-0 all the way through quarters, semis, and the finals.

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flollo Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 7:55am

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san Guine Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 10:22am

That was exceptional!!!!
So stoked for this team of minor league players and under-rated journeymen . Defensively rock solid, hard working to a man across the pitch and hit them on the counter. Full credit to Arnold for perfect team selection, tactical astuteness and well timed substitutions

Denmark poor in the final third, dominant in possession but lacking any finishing quality.

Bring on the Albiceleste!

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flollo Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 12:27pm
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Kommisser Denmark!

World Game News:

Swellnetonian blows up the Internet by calling out France vs Tunisia blatant match rigging.
FIFA : (Cough! Cough! Splutter!) Nothing to see here!

tbb claims Pulitzer Prize + $Gazillion World Cup Bet shared with French Coach Deschamps!
French Coach : "Also Predicted Aussies to equal France on Top Spot with Goal Difference decider!"
[factcheck] see above...Yep! That's true & it's also proof as to why France threw their Tunisia game!

News: Tunisia dominate bed buddies France in hot steamy kissin' cousin's Soiree.
https://theathletic.com/live-blogs/tunisia-france-world-cup-2022-live-sc...

Forcing tbb to up his predicted Aussie draw to > Aussie must Win or go home! (Correct!)
Oz surprisingly defeated Danes to spoil France's sordid soiled soiree!

Oz PM : "We don't think! We know France threw their Match to sink our Yellow Submarine!"

Oz 1 vs Fruity Frunisia (Disqualified for Match Fixing!)
Fifa Fair Play Next World Champs Socceroos Advance...Salute!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2uTFF_3MaA

Weirdly, you might actually be onto something. I didn’t watch the game but I just checked the stats etc on Sofascore and I must say that this was a very weird setup by the French. Not a single key player was included and very strange positioning like Camavinga in the left full back (usually a CM/DM player) position (interestingly, best rated player with 8.1). It does raise some questions…

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truebluebasher Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 3:11pm

France (Loves) Tunisia ( Match Review)
France were blasted for dumping 9 players to seemingly progress bed buddies Tunisia.
https://www.elrisala.com/2022/11/30/australia-could-be-dumped-out-of-the...
Coach defends fielding a 2nd or "C" string side...(It's called match Fixing in Football Leagues)
Only Capt Raphael Varane + Aurelien Tchouameni played from his 'A Team' that flogged Aussies.
And both tried their best to lose the game. (Man U fans..."Suspect!")
https://www.thescore.com/worldcup/news/2500055/amp

7 min Free Kick > French Disasi deliberately ducks to allow Ghandri a free header ...Goal! > Offside
34 min Varane clears a perfect direct pass to Tunisian Khazri on edge of box ( Strike! Saved!)
Half Time - 0-0 in both games (No French Changes!)
51 min Commentator : "Not sure why Fofana goes down!"...gifting Laidouni an open shot on goal?
58 min Varane "Rather suspect -Turn's like a Ship" to steer Tunisian Khazri in for a Goal! ( Too Easy! )
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/varane-stinker-france-tunisia...

(60 min Australia Score)
France's pathetic gesture to progress Tunisia has now turned to shit...
Oz goal instantly changes Dynamics...New game plan!
Tunisia take off their Top Player Goal Scorer...Khazri.
France remove counterpart match fixer Varane.
France only now bring on 3 top guns to save face & preserve unbeaten World Cup fav status.
Tunisia remove Danish born League Striker Slimane..(Reluctantly comes off!)
90 min France score! Goal...
Last minute overrule from NZ Ref awards Tunisia their first win over France since 1971.

Kiwi Report claims France fielded a "C" Team )
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/world-cup/300753479/kiwi-referee-...

News :
"France savaged over Pathetic Act that almost cost Socceroos." [ Meaning by Advancing Tunisia! ]
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/fifa-world-cup-2022-france-savaged-pathetic-...
"Match Fixing" Fans Slam France!
https://firstsportz.com/football-news-match-fixing-france-is-nothing-wit...

Nope! Not quite done yet!
About that Full Time French Goal ruled offside...
So Typically French : "France have already bullied FIFA to intervene & overrule the Kiwi Ref!"
That's Right!
Maybe Tunisia have claimed Victory too soon...
French President : We don't think...We know we threw the Match, but we never loose!

Shame on the World for ridiculing Le dumb arse match fixers!

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Roker Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 7:55pm

Classic. Vintage TBB there TBB. Shining light in dark places.

And all that without a sole Tunisian in the French team. Although many natural sympathisers and co conspirators from the Maghreb and beyond.

I think you’re probably right. Quite likely a directive from the Élysée Palace. A politically motivated plot with the goal of at last achieving some societal cohesion in post colonial France. As many were predicting would happen in the aftermath of the heroic efforts of the black blanc beur World Cup winning squad of 98. Heady at the sight of French people of all persuasions celebrating and united as one on the most beautiful avenue in the world.

Throw in the Aukustralians as a common enemy, and it’s a seductive prospect.

Alas, for all the scheming of the Président de La Républuque, the little Eurocentric énarque, he might have first revisited the sage words of the great Lilian Thuram, ‘l’âme des quatre-vingt-dix huitards.’ Whose son Marcus was, somewhat ironically, a participant in last night’s Macronian attempted coup, or at least attempt to undermine FIFA’s inviolate commitment to fair play.

In response to the feverish pronouncements of true égalité being imminent in the République in the wake of Didier Deschamps lifting the trophy, Zidane’s brilliance in the final, and his own two match winning goals against Croatia in the semifinal, the centre half would calmly point out that sport would never affect real societal change, but it was able to show us how things could be.

Carn the Socceroos.

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blackers Friday, 2 Dec 2022 at 7:33am

Japan’s second goal will have the tongues wagging. What’s the goss TBB?