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    Bolstered at the Back, Still lacking up Top

    Absolutely, and I actually think we created a lot of goal scoring opportunities today. Just missed a finishing touch.
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    Bolstered at the Back, Still lacking up Top

    For me improving the defence is the key and though I do like the look of the players we have signed time will tell. I do think we'll be picking up a lot more clean sheets than last season which does mean we can win games 1-0 or 2-0 which we haven't been able to do very often since being promoted. I do think we need another striker at the very least. Despite their good goal tallies last year we have seen that we cannot rely week in and week out on Morelos and Windass. I also think we need someone who can play behind the striker. Tonight, and before, we rely too much on wing play and sometimes you need someone who will make that killer pass through the centre. I do think Ojaria can give is something like that but he seems more of a box to box Pogba type player rather than an a number 10.
  3. Even last night he was an enigma. Missed some absolute brilliant chances but you have to credit him for getting there. This is the issue with him, out with missing a brain, we know he can produce and do good things but only when he wants and when he does he wants us praising him. For me his record at Ibrox compared to playing away shows the mentality of the player. I'm hoping the manager would consider dropping him on Tuesday, putting Candeias back on the right, Murphy behind Morelos and Middleton out left. However, at the same time there is a good chance he could score a couple because it's not at Ibrox.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Genuinely thrilling game once again in this World Cup. England have overachieved in this World Cup (good draw aside). Before the tournament I don't think many would have taken them to get so far and they can be proud of that. Going by the unders tournaments they have a very bright future and if there young guys get a chance at good clubs over the next 5 years there is no reason why England can't win a tournament in the next decade or so. As for Croatia, proper dark horses, who have an outstanding squad with some fantastic talents have combined it with hard work. This is something a generation of Croatians will hold for the rest of their lives and congratulations to them, I hope they enjoy it. I dunno how such a small country keeps producing such talent. I also think the English haters should be looking to Croatia's achievements rather than England's failure. It might actually help this country qualify for something.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    France have been the steadiest team throughtout the tournament. Not once have they looked like losing. Solid at the back, well balanced midfield and two or three world class players to top it off. They'd be worthy winners if they beat Croatia or England.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    It's not something new though is it? Throughout the 32 team era WC there have been many examples of teams who have got to the semi final by not playing some of the major guns. Brazil (1998) beat Scotland, Morocco, Chile & Denmark. Turkey (2002) beat China, Japan & Senegal to get there. Italy (2006) to reach their semi beat Ghana, Czech Rep., Australia & Ukraine. Uruguay (2010) beat South Africa, Mexico, Ghana & South Korea to get to a semi final. Can we really blame England (and Croatia for the matter) for Germany (who they would have faced in the QF) making a complete howling arse of it? Did any one predict that? Also did anyone predict Spain losing out in the last 16 to Russia pre tournament? Most people would have had Germany v Spain as the semi final in this side of the draw regardless of whether Belgium or England finished first or second in that group!
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    New Tops released (official pics included)

    All three kits are really nice. Good job Hummel!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    They went a bit more direct and it paid off!!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    I'm glad the Japs took advantage!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    They concede from pissing about then hit the post cause Hazard decides to shoot.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Belgium come across quite arrogant. Can't put my finger on it but they're playing like a team that are 4-0 up with there pissing about. Just fuckin' shoot!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Spain are so so slow. Pass after pass after pass. Why is nobody willing to just have a fucking pop. Even if they get through this I can't see them winning the whole thing. They're just as bad as Germany. Fair play to Russia who have just kept them at arms length.
  13. Surely it would be like Japan & Korea and you would play your group games (at least) in one country? So groups A-E play in Canada, groups F-K in USA & groups L-P in Mexico? Group P sounds ridiculous by the way.
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    Unpopular Opinions When It Comes To Rangers?

    This. There has definetely been some revisionist history with Ricksen. I liked him as a player but I can think of one superb season he had and that was 04-05. Even when we won 5 trophies in a row under Eck I can't remember him being a standout compared to guys like Ferguson, de Boer, Lovenkrands etc. And I certainly can't remember him standing out (positively) when we were bad.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Totally agree. It's pure jealousy up here in my opinion from the ABE mob. The whole "it was only Panama" stuff is embarressing too. Panama a country who are actually 1 place higher than Scotland in the world rankings, rightly or wrongly. This country would be going wild if they beat San Marino by a 5 goal margain. For me it's an inferiority complex (similar to the celtic with us) it doesn't matter what we (Scotland) do as long as they suffer. It plagues more than just Scottish football. Even the past Six Nations there were fans in my work who were just happy that Scotland beat England rather than actually winning anything and as good Ireland were in that competition Scotland could have won it. Wee tangent there but I'm sick of the constant anti-English stuff as well. Even if it's just the media, they don't need to watch it. Switch off and just watch the games.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Honestly think Uruguay would have been better off getting Spain. In terms of how both play Uruguay could catch them on the counter and defend when needed.
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    * The Generic Laugh at celtc Thread *

    Ignoring the "europe's biggest clubs" pish. Do you think when fannies like Boyd spout this pish that they realise the other team have to travel the same exact distance for their away leg, therefore there is no advantage or disadvantage? Get the excuses in early though Tom.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    And they two (with Brozovic) going up against an old Mascherano and Perez in midfield is a complete mis-match!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Can't believe Argentina were odds on to win this (seen them 10/11) considering who plays for both sides. I get Argentina have Messi, Aguero, Higuian, Dybala and left a guy like Icardi at home but compared to Croatia they are average as fuck every where else. Everyone of Croatia's starting 11 apart from Vida play in a top 5 European league. I couldn't tell you half the players in the Argentina starting 11.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Croatia look so dangerous on the counter
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Really good game this so far, it feels like a big game!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Iran playing for 0-0. Nothing wrong with that,it got us to a Uefa cup final (home legs anyway).
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Despite the score I've been quite impressed with England
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Smashing goal from Mertens!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Looking forward to seeing how Serbia get on today. They have some cracking players in that squad!
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