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Galway V Kerry And World Cup Final

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I can see Croatia vs France in that game so it will not be that much of a distraction, will watch the gaelic, Gaillimh Abu

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 802 - 10/07/2018 12:38:02    2120344

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Replying To ballydalane:  "I have a vague recollection of the 86 final, I know Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 so it must have been ok but was too young to really take it in. I do recall the following: 1990 West Germany 1 Argentina 0, Brehme penalty (sh1te match); 1994 Brazil beat Italy on penalties after a 0-0 borefest; 1998 France 3 Brazil 0, no contest; 2002 Brazil 2 Germany 0, handy win for Brazil; 2006 Italy beat France on penalties after 1-1 draw, only thing remembered from that match is Zidane's headbutt; 2010 Spain 1 Netherlands 0, horrific match; 2014 Germany 1 Argentina 0, another boring match.

I don't dislike soccer but the World Cup final, specifically, is consistently the biggest anti-climax in world sport. 10 goals in the last 7 finals, three or four of which went to extra time so really it's more like 10 goals in 8 matches."
I like soccer. You're right about the finals. The first I saw was England v West Germany, but I was a young lad and have no memories of the game. The World Cup is a month long competition, every four years, featuring countries from all around the world, who wouldn't normally play each other competitively. It's not just the matches, it's the fans, the colour and of course the host country that make it a spectacle. Some of the matches are brilliant, others not so. I will be watching Sunday's final. Then again, I don't like Gaelic football.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 612 - 10/07/2018 13:01:31    2120358

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Replying To galwayted:  "Not a big soccer fan but love the world cup looks like we are going to have to choose between them on Sunday week it's madness of gaa putting on a match same time it's real backward stuff I think."
I think the world cup final should move.
There will be massive interest in this game among the neutrals

gormdubhgorm (Dublin) - Posts: 934 - 10/07/2018 14:09:09    2120390

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "I can see Croatia vs France in that game so it will not be that much of a distraction, will watch the gaelic, Gaillimh Abu"
You are exactky right , would you know the score? Not a distraction to Gaelic

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1046 - 12/07/2018 12:45:36    2120975

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "You are exactky right , would you know the score? Not a distraction to Gaelic"
not a huge interest in the soccer but I suppose France will win 3-1, up Croatia

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 802 - 14/07/2018 11:13:56    2121527

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Double screening at home for me I think.

Might knock in for the Mon/Kildare game if they've the hill open and then pop home for the WC Final/Gal v Kerry.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12020 - 14/07/2018 14:44:33    2121574

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Not many of them French lads would make it playing ball or hurling here. Some of them Croats though are hardy bucks. Yer man Vida could probably be a Francie Bellew type of full back. Manzukic would be a great target man, tough as nails and what he'd like in pace due to old sge he'd make up with some dark arts. Hon Croatia!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4764 - 14/07/2018 15:16:25    2121582

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