UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by Adhoc » December 27, 2017, 11:44 pm

BobHelm wrote:
December 27, 2017, 9:04 am
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Thailand is 7 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.
I presume by this you mean GMT, Bob. :D
What the hell is 'Coordinated Universal Time' (CUT) or UTC, or however you want to re-arrange the letters? :lol: :lol:

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by BobHelm » December 28, 2017, 7:31 am

Sorry Adhoc the rest of the world no longer use GMT - probably as it implies that London is the centre of the world.. :D
While that was undoubtedly true during Queen Victoria's time it is certainly no longer the case :shock:
As the pieces I copied quoted UTC I thought that it might be a little confusing to say GMT... :D

Apart from that though.....you are correct.. :D

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by goodison » December 28, 2017, 7:44 am

If you look at it Longitudinally GMT = 0 DEG. Anything away from that is either EAST or WEST So I'd say London is STILL Fairly CENTRAL. GMT = UT = Universal Time. UNIVERSAL, MEANS?

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by goodison » December 28, 2017, 7:47 am

Astronomically away from this thread "Heading?"

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by stattointhailand » December 28, 2017, 5:59 pm

If they want to play these silly tournaments in out of the way places, they should be reminded that ALL matches must kick off at 15:00 SFT (Standard Footy Time) UK, viz a viz 9pm Udon Thani. If that means a 02:00 hrs local time kick off then so be it. =; If they want to play OUR game, they play it by OUR rules or else we will take our ball home .... so there :evil:

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by stattointhailand » December 28, 2017, 6:20 pm

"The official abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time is UTC. It came about as a compromise between English and French speakers. Coordinated Universal Time in English would normally be abbreviated CUT. Temps Universel Coordonné in French would normally be abbreviated TUC."

If it's got anything to do with CUTs and the TUC I bet Maggie Bl**dy Thatcher had something to do with it :evil:

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by mathusalah80 » May 16, 2018, 12:25 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
December 3, 2017, 10:57 am
Drunk Monkey wrote:
December 3, 2017, 9:09 am
""EXPERT"" PREDICTIONS for the winners of the FIFA 2018 World Cup so far ..... feel free for UMs football gurus to add their choices .
DM .......Belgium
Statts ... Spain
Adhoc ... Spain

expect mats prediction when and only when he knows EXACTLY who is in every squad and what their form is during the pre tourney friendlies.

To me. the standout team, (squad) is obviously BELGIUM; although I DON'T expect them to win!!! :-s . Brazil would be my second choice. Given the venue, and political backdrop, I will be amazed if the event proves to be without at least one major controversy, adversely affecting a West European team, and pleasantly surprised, if a West European team is 'allowed' to win the cup.
...........
Referencing Statts above comment, may I remind both he, and friend Zid, that, as expected, they both opted out of my challenge,( following their criticism of Southgate), to name THEIR choices for the English squad, AHEAD of Southgate's selection; such challenge to pre-empt their being able to 'second guess' him, AFTER he named his squad! [-X .
The second part of the challenge still remains to take up; if either of you fancy jumping off that fence, upon which you are perched. :lol: From Southgate's squad, post YOUR suggested starting formation, starting eleven and the seven substitutes you would have on the bench, for England's first group match, BEFORE Southgate announces his selection.
I wish all three of you the best of luck in your endeavours, but most particularly Southgate. Honestly, with the exception of three, maybe even four, players, I wouldn't have the faintest idea of whom to pick from what I consider a somewhat mediocre squad of players. :? :roll:
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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by Zidane » May 16, 2018, 1:29 pm

Zidane wrote:
December 3, 2017, 12:16 pm
For the winners you have to look no further than the current world champions,GERMANY,unfortunately.
With the tournament being played in Europe I think you can discount the South American teams.
Belgium have a very strong squad,with around 11 Premiership regulars,and it would be nice to see them win but I think they will fall just short,along with Spain who seem to lack firepower upfront in the main tournaments nowadays.
Just sayin' ;)
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Barney,Germany
panmotor,Brazil
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by stattointhailand » May 16, 2018, 5:27 pm

Not got the faintest who he will "select"

Just as long as he DOESN'T pick any of the following .......

Hart
Stones
Young
Lallana
Wilshire
Livermore
Henderson

Just hope he holds the prev "gun" to James Milners head and gets him out of retirement [-o<

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by BobHelm » May 16, 2018, 8:13 pm

England announce 23-man World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young.

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.

Stand-by: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livemore and Adam Lallana.

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by stattointhailand » May 16, 2018, 9:05 pm

Might as well have left Harry Kane, Vardy & Welbeck at home ......... there's nobody in midfield capable of seeing them and then finding them with an accurate pass [-X

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by Zidane » May 17, 2018, 2:26 pm

Considering the dearth of decent players at his disposal,I think Southgate has done pretty well with his selections.
Very pleased that he hasn't picked Hart and Wilshere and great to see that he has found a place for Loftus-Cheek,who I think could play an important role in an otherwise dour looking midfield.
The only two I'm surprised he hasn't picked are Lewis Cook and Bertrand.
Realistically you have to say its a side that wont feature in the later stages of the tournament but if they get out of the group stages who knows ?
Overall I am more impressed with the choosing of Englands football team than that of the England cricket team to play Pakistan in the First Test where I am struggling to find any real positives.
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by BobHelm » May 18, 2018, 8:05 am

France have announced their world cup squad..
France squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)
Nice mixture from across the European leagues.
No place for Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
In the case of Martial it is hardly surprising given the amount of football he has played. A number of reports that he will be a 'make weight in a United summer transfer & so they will be disappointed that he has no chance to impress on the world stage.
Lacazette started for Arsenal like a rocket but an injury then kept him out of the game until March. I think that he might feel a little disappointed that he isn't in the full squad...

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by stattointhailand » May 18, 2018, 5:19 pm

Is it just a coincidence that the list ends on 28 Jun ??????

At least England players will have from 29 Jun to prepare for the start of next season :roll:

England's key World Cup dates
2 June v Nigeria (friendly)
7 June v Costa Rica (friendly)
12 June Squad leaves for Russia
18 June v Tunisia (opening group game)
24 June v Panama (second group game)
28 June v Belgium (final group game)

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Re: UEFA Football World Cup Qualifying Russia 2018

Post by mathusalah80 » May 18, 2018, 7:29 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
May 16, 2018, 5:27 pm
Not got the faintest who he will "select"
Now, now Statts! The challenge was that YOU name the starting eleven and substitutes YOU would select NOT who Southgate will select!! There you go, ducking again! [-X

Just as long as he DOESN'T pick any of the following .......

Hart \:D/
Stones :cry:
Young :cry:
Lallana \:D/
Wilshire \:D/
Livermore \:D/
Henderson :cry: :cry:
Personally I would add Welbeck to this list

hope he holds the proverbial "gun" to James Milner's head and gets him out of retirement [-o< [/quote
You will never know how much it hurts me to admit it Statts, but I agree with you. :shock: [/I An even bigger shock for you and, I suspect Zid, is that I would have included Shelvey in the squad. I think he had an incredible 2017-18 season; superior in terms of vision, tackling, leadership and fighting qualities, to both Henderson & Dier.oi
Also, you are spot on Statts, that England are totally bereft of a 'playmaker' and, for this reason alone, I cannot see the team progressing beyond it's usual pinnacle of a first round exit.

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