#1 Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia ~ Group A

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#1 Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia ~ Group A

Postby Puff Daddy on Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 am

Or Leeds Utd v Wigan

Russia, just like Leeds, are always under pressure from a huge fanbase to perform, but unlikely to be anywhere near the silverware, whereas Saudi Arabia are playing the role of an FA Cup giant killer in that nobody expects them to win a game here
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Patito on Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 am

I'm enjoying your comparisons to club teams Puff :thup:

On paper, one of the 'worst' opening games ever, will probbaly end up a classic as both teams will see this as their easiest match.
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby James P on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:19 am

It’s a shame they changed it from the holders playing the opening match of the tournament. At least you were guaranteed at least one decent side in the game.
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:54 pm

Russia 12 Saudi 2
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Samba on Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 am

Home win.
However Puff, if Saudi Arabia are like Wigan, maybe an away win & a very dischuffed Putin..
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Samba on Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:52 pm

Robbie F***ing Williams.
Another reason, if needed, to swerve the opening ceremony.
Perhaps he'll eat some nuclear sushi..
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Puff Daddy on Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:20 am

Don't write Russia off. Putin's capable of anything
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:23 am

Samba wrote:Robbie F***ing Williams.
Another reason, if needed, to swerve the opening ceremony.
Perhaps he'll eat some nuclear sushi..


:D
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Sauce! on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Nice to see Super Slav in the ITV studio. He’s looking a lot better than the last time we saw him at “our” place.
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby last.caress on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Robbie bloody Williams?? Is he still a big deal over in Russia, then? Or anywhere?
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby mixture on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:41 pm

Miserable gits, I quite enjoyed that :lol:
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby wolf359 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:44 pm

last.caress wrote:Robbie bloody Williams?? Is he still a big deal over in Russia, then? Or anywhere?

Strange choice, anyone relevant to modern music not available?
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby 61dicksey on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm

The Russian national anthem always stirs me ,, i must be a closet Russian , far better than Gawd save the queeeen dralw bore drawl bore
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby 61dicksey on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 pm

See how Smolov gets on seeing as we were linked with him
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Faithless on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm

James P wrote:It’s a shame they changed it from the holders playing the opening match of the tournament. At least you were guaranteed at least one decent side in the game.

Italia 90? ;) Luckily Cameroon saved that day
61dicksey wrote:See how Smolov gets on seeing as we were linked with him

As we seem to have cooled our interest in him I'm half expecting him to win the golden boot!
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:13 pm

Russia got most of he ball but Saudi bless them are still in it playing some quick footed football , Saudi's naivety may do for them over the 90 minutes , their defender just now tried dribbling out of defence and was tackled by a Russian forward inside the penalty area .
Good game to be fair - Russia just scored as I type . :)
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Faithless on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Clear push my aristotle
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby 61dicksey on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:17 pm

Very naive football from Suadis bit makes for an open game , i am enjoying it
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:18 pm

Faithless wrote:Clear push my aristotle


Followed by a clear offside which the linesman ignores - partizan or wot ? :)
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Re: Russia v Saudi Arabia Match thread ~ Group A

Postby Samba on Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:20 pm

vmixture wrote:Miserable gits, I quite enjoyed that :lol:

Tbf, it wasn't that bad, after all!
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