Author Topic: World Cup 2022 Thread  (Read 2617 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Aussie Baggie

  • Reserve Baggie

  • Offline
  • ****

  • 1061
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2022, 04:42:53 AM »
I was cheering after 9 mins this morning with our opening goal against France. But for the rest of the match I was very quiet indeed!

tuamigos

  • WBA Manager

  • Offline
  • *******

  • 12663
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2022, 08:32:24 AM »
I was cheering after 9 mins this morning with our opening goal against France. But for the rest of the match I was very quiet indeed!

No shame in that mate, France look a quality side.
My old man always said 'You can't educate pork!'

kc56wba

  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • ******

  • 5451
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2022, 10:19:22 AM »
Watching  most of the games so far but one thing that gets me is the fans, great support dont get me wrong but how the hell do they afford it.
IT'S MORE THAN A CLUB, IT'S OUR CULTURE

Albionic

  • Site Donator
  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 7298
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2022, 11:59:51 AM »
Watching  most of the games so far but one thing that gets me is the fans, great support dont get me wrong but how the hell do they afford it.

There will be a lot of ex-pats in there Saudi / Dubai / Bahrain / Kuwait / Qatar .....  then there are the nutters who drove  :o (about 5 of them).

You are right though out of the reach of "normal" folks. However, I struggle understand why there is such an outcry about no Budweiser, absolutely nothing beer that is !
赖国传, 滚出我们的俱乐部

LiamTheBaggie

  • Administrator
  • WBA Manager

  • Offline
  • *****
  • @westbromcom

  • 14819
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2022, 12:17:20 PM »
There will be a lot of ex-pats in there Saudi / Dubai / Bahrain / Kuwait / Qatar .....  then there are the nutters who drove  :o (about 5 of them).

You are right though out of the reach of "normal" folks. However, I struggle understand why there is such an outcry about no Budweiser, absolutely nothing beer that is !

I think the outcry has been towards the contract they hold with FIFA.

There is plenty of beer in Qatar though - some chaps I know have gone over and they're having a bloomin' good time.
Dexy : LiamTheBaggie : MarkW : OldburyWBA
Adder : Hull Baggie : lewisant : Political Cake : tommcneill

Follow WestBrom.com on twitter - https://twitter.com/WestBromcom

gazberg

  • WBA Manager

  • Online
  • *******

  • 12685
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2022, 12:42:24 PM »
Matt Law
@Matt_Law_DT
England optimistic Harry Kane has not suffered ankle damage after scan. FA yet to provide official confirmation. More on @TeleFootball

swad35

  • Youth Baggie

  • Offline
  • ***

  • 512
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2022, 01:34:56 PM »
I think the outcry has been towards the contract they hold with FIFA.

There is plenty of beer in Qatar though - some chaps I know have gone over and they're having a bloomin' good time.

Having lived in Saudi Arabia and parts of the Middle East I know alcohol is available and lots of it, they just don’t like it flaunted about especially in front of children. I also have to say that some of the press about Qatar has been xenophobic to say the least. I certainly don’t agree with how Qatar was chosen but pleased a middle eastern country has the opportunity. I was welcomed everywhere I worked and travelled there and my kids treated with so much kindness and respect.

gazberg

  • WBA Manager

  • Online
  • *******

  • 12685
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2022, 02:45:53 PM »
Japan on fire. Came back from losing 1-0 against Germany to going 2-1 up with 7 mins to go.

Go on Japan!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2022, 02:49:21 PM by gazberg »

gazberg

  • WBA Manager

  • Online
  • *******

  • 12685
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2022, 03:01:08 PM »
Japan win, another upset.  ;D

gerry m

  • Senior Baggie

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 3123
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2022, 03:15:50 PM »
Japan win, another upset.  ;D

Just got in from work. Wonder what odds you could have got from that :o/

gazberg

  • WBA Manager

  • Online
  • *******

  • 12685
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2022, 03:18:49 PM »
Just got in from work. Wonder what odds you could have got from that :o/

They were losing 1-0 in the 74th minute so must have been 20-1 at the very least.

leeiswba

  • Senior Baggie

  • Online
  • *****

  • 3075
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2022, 03:48:21 PM »
I really do think football just isn’t as good as was 15-20 years ago.

Look at the squads from this World Cup compared to 2006 World Cup and I’d be fairly certain most countries were a load better in 2006 & I think that’s why we are seeing these upsets. Really because teams just aren’t that good.

Only got to look at England, I do believe now that we have a chance of winning it but there is only 1 or 2 at most who would get in an England team 15-20 years ago and they couldn’t get past a quarter final

gerry m

  • Senior Baggie

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 3123
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2022, 05:59:28 PM »
Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 :o

Fritzl Palace

  • Senior Baggie

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 4206
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2022, 06:02:32 PM »
Really enjoyable game to watch. A lot of exciting talent in the Spanish line up, defence looks vulnerable on paper though.

gerry m

  • Senior Baggie

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 3123
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2022, 06:05:13 PM »
Bet the bookies are loving it, A good few bets lost.

gazberg

  • WBA Manager

  • Online
  • *******

  • 12685
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2022, 06:13:25 PM »
Spain won't have an easier game than that. Costa Rica could not be arsed. Nowhere near them most the game.

You expect the poor teams to be physical but nothing.

Baggies

  • WBA Manager

  • Offline
  • *******

  • 19578
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2022, 08:00:25 PM »
Canada so unlucky to be down. They have been all over Belgium.
Boing Boing

johnny Cash

  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • ******

  • 6224
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2022, 08:44:03 PM »
The Canadians and Americans are getting better and better. They both have some really talented individuals now, far better than the days of your Brian McBrides and Landon Donovan’s. Surprised to see Canada are as low as 41st in the rankings.

With the way both nations treat sport, I think we could see both in the top 15 in the next 10 years or so, and possibly one of them going deep in a World Cup at some point.

Baggies

  • WBA Manager

  • Offline
  • *******

  • 19578
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2022, 09:38:02 PM »
There s a huge gap in the Canadian sports market/psyche for a sport to come along and take over. A wealthy nation of 40 million people could very easily be the first from outside Europe/South America to win a world cup one day.

Going a birth further back, Spain bringing through their next generation in Pedri and Gavi again. Are they back? They are due a major tournament win aren't they, this isbwhat we have to strive to be, producing world class teenagers in multiples rather than singles.
Boing Boing

Canmore Baggie

  • Junior Baggie

  • Offline
  • **

  • 182
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2022, 11:03:17 PM »
There s a huge gap in the Canadian sports market/psyche for a sport to come along and take over. A wealthy nation of 40 million people could very easily be the first from outside Europe/South America to win a world cup one day.

Have lived here in Canada for 30 years, and while the built-in multiculturalism of the country has always made it a great place to watch world cups it was bloomin brilliant today to actually sit in a Canadian bar full of Canadians watching Canada play. Still not as much pure passion as those of us who were watching England-Iran in the same bar and enjoying a beer at 6am on Monday mind, but the Canucks will come along - especially as it is here in 2026. Was great to see the 18-20 yr olds watching too.

Team did the country proud - absolutely battered the Belgians, but just no finish. Was somehow reminiscent of watching the Baggies...

zippyandbungle

  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • ******

  • 5436
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2022, 07:49:20 AM »
Having lived in Saudi Arabia and parts of the Middle East I know alcohol is available and lots of it, they just don’t like it flaunted about especially in front of children. I also have to say that some of the press about Qatar has been xenophobic to say the least. I certainly don’t agree with how Qatar was chosen but pleased a middle eastern country has the opportunity. I was welcomed everywhere I worked and travelled there and my kids treated with so much kindness and respect.
Xenophobic??
How would you describe the Qataris then?
If youre going to get told off, get told off for doing something not for doing nothing..

Albionic

  • Site Donator
  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 7298
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2022, 12:29:38 PM »
Xenophobic??
How would you describe the Qataris then?

Swarthy and fond of a scarf and sandals, odd combo that!
赖国传, 滚出我们的俱乐部

SmethDan

  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • ******

  • 7527
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2022, 12:52:34 PM »
Xenophobic??
How would you describe the Qataris then?

People with chesty sounding coughs.
It doesn't matter how many resources you have.
If you don't know how to use them, they will never be enough.
Oh, and always remember to defecate on those Vile chaps in claret and spew.

skyclad99

  • Senior Baggie

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 3692
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2022, 01:45:53 PM »
Someone asked me if I could name three Qatar players, I said Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.....
赖国传, 滚出我们的俱乐部

Albionic

  • Site Donator
  • WBA Coach

  • Offline
  • *****

  • 7298
Re: World Cup 2022 Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2022, 02:22:26 PM »
I suspect if some of the folks on here got together for a beer it could rival Monty Python for silliness !

On Qataris'   

Doh! - ha !   Just saying !!

赖国传, 滚出我们的俱乐部