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Title: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, April 1, 2022, 16:23:31
Who do we want or need to avoid?


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, April 1, 2022, 16:25:41
Jermaine Jenas as host?! How did he get that gig?


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, April 1, 2022, 16:50:09
USA and Iran so far. No excuses for not qualifying from this group.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Stef Troll on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:02:28
England couldn’t have hand picked an easier group if they tried.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:06:23
very nice.

god that draw drags


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:07:21
Quote from: Matchworn Shirts
Jermaine Jenas as host?! How did he get that gig?

I *think* only the balls are on stage with separate link studios for various countries/languages. Quite well done


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: DiV on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:24:44
Getting ahead of ourselves but if England win the group they’d play the runner up of Holland/Senegal/Ecuador/Qatar in the round of 16


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: DiV on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:26:41
…and then winner of winner of group D vs runner up of group C in the quarters which on paper should be France.

Out on the quarters it is


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:37:44
England couldn’t have hand picked an easier group if they tried.

England didn't pick it.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:44:39
Quote from: 4D
England didn't pick it.
they also didn't try to, the predicate which validates the sentence is;)


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: adje on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:45:06
England didn't pick it.
True that! They've earned the right to a fairly easy draw


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:47:16
Gotta feel for Poland. Up against Saudi Arabia.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, April 1, 2022, 17:53:55
Qatar v Ecuador is a mouth watering opener :pint:

Islamic Republic of Iran I didn't realise there were two Irans😀


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, April 1, 2022, 18:28:20
Great draw for us.
Batch, JJ was literally talking to the people drawing the balls; so he must have been the main man. Thought he did really well!
The only thing that puzzles me (as a data nerd) is how they avoided an impossible situation, especially in Pot 4. There were so many combos that couldn't happen; how did they know that, say, half way through Pot 4;  the first 4 were all valid but the 4 left wouldn't fit? I probably need to get a life.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 1, 2022, 20:29:57
you can readily have several people saying the same thing on cue..

if he's genuinly been the world wide man, fair play


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, April 1, 2022, 21:05:27
soapy tit wank. this TV trickery is beyond me. As Jimmy says, Qatar vs Equador must be hands down THE most sh1te WC opening game ever.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 1, 2022, 21:08:33
we need RobertT to let us know if he got Jenas


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, April 1, 2022, 21:16:20
soapy tit wank. this TV trickery is beyond me. As Jimmy says, Qatar vs Equador must be hands down THE most sh1te WC opening game ever.

  :nod: :nod:


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, April 1, 2022, 21:41:24
we need RobertT to let us know if he got Jenas
Hallelujah Brothers & Sisters. I got Jenas.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 1, 2022, 22:44:01
WWJD - what would Jesus do


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: RobertT on Friday, April 1, 2022, 23:28:37
we need RobertT to let us know if he got Jenas

My son has a cold, no Jean's.

Didn't watch to be honest, so I am no help.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 06:09:59
It was one set of presenters for the worldwide broadcast: https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/mens/worldcup/qatar2022/media-releases/two-former-winners-among-illustrious-assistants-for-qatar-2022-final-draw


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:43:57
Great draw for us.
Batch, JJ was literally talking to the people drawing the balls; so he must have been the main man. Thought he did really well!
The only thing that puzzles me (as a data nerd) is how they avoided an impossible situation, especially in Pot 4. There were so many combos that couldn't happen; how did they know that, say, half way through Pot 4;  the first 4 were all valid but the 4 left wouldn't fit? I probably need to get a life.

I think the European rule only counted towards the first four groups, so if they couldn't avoid it then the second four groups would be lumbered with too many European countries.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 09:44:58
wow ok. cheers

how many brown envelopes did Jenus pay to do that!

he did a great job tbh. but of all the footballers in all the world...


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: donkey on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:45:54
wow ok. cheers

how many brown envelopes did Jenus pay to do that!

he did a great job tbh. but of all the footballers in all the world...

Did well, apart from his inability to pronounce the eighth letter of the alphabet properly.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:01:14
Must admit, wasn't a fan of Jenas in his initial co-commentary efforts.
Started off in the thrusting I've got an opinion & I'm going to use it school of punditry, a la the likes of Chris Sutton.

To be fair he has toned it down more recently, maybe the influence of appearing on the Beeb a bit more. Don't know.

Ultimately would much prefer the ditching of all of the cunts in the studio & the endless over analysis in favour of a return to the clipped Queens English approach of a Cholmondley Warner in a Pathe News type delivery.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:10:32
I was surprised to see Jenas but he was pretty good, professional and seemed to understand how things were supposed to go and in what order etc. I thought the draw was going to last for hours so pleasantly surprised at how smooth it went.

As for England, couldn't have picked a more favourable group in my opinion. Caveat that I don't know how good USA or Iran are but you've got to be happy.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:15:22
I was surprised to see Jenas but he was pretty good, professional and seemed to understand how things were supposed to go and in what order etc. I thought the draw was going to last for hours so pleasantly surprised at how smooth it went.

As for England, couldn't have picked a more favourable group in my opinion. Caveat that I don't know how good USA or Iran are but you've got to be happy.

It’s definitely a good group but if results go as expected (and I know they don’t always) we’ll have France and Argentina on our side of the knockouts and would have play one of them on quarters.

Obviously again if results go as expected you’ll get tough teams on both sides but I’d fancy our chances more against Spain, Germany, Belgium and Portugal than I do France, Argentina and Brazil


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:19:30
Jenas as a pundit - meh; but I thought as the main presenter he did a brilliant job; just as good as a professional TV presenter. Which is a lot harder than the real pros make it look.
Pundits; most English ex Players seem to be pretty shit tbh. Shearer is the epitome of this; cant remember him ever saying anything that I couldnt have worked out for myself. Good pundits do exist, when you see one you realise just how pointless most of them are. Cases in point: Thierry Henry, Emma Hayes.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:22:23
Claire Baldwin & Gabby Yorath :noway:


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:35:22
It’s definitely a good group but if results go as expected (and I know they don’t always) we’ll have France and Argentina on our side of the knockouts and would have play one of them on quarters.

Obviously again if results go as expected you’ll get tough teams on both sides but I’d fancy our chances more against Spain, Germany, Belgium and Portugal than I do France, Argentina and Brazil

Weirdly enough if you take the world rankings of the teams we are actually in one of the 'harder' groups. Make of that what you will!!

Not going to look much further than the group, I know they say you have to beat the big sides to win things but that wasn't the case for the euros where we managed to negotiate through to the final with a very favourable passage through. I'd be fairly confident with this England team we have enough about us to at least get to the 1/4 finals.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:38:07
Jenas as a pundit - meh; but I thought as the main presenter he did a brilliant job; just as good as a professional TV presenter. Which is a lot harder than the real pros make it look.
Pundits; most English ex Players seem to be pretty shit tbh. Shearer is the epitome of this; cant remember him ever saying anything that I couldnt have worked out for myself. Good pundits do exist, when you see one you realise just how pointless most of them are. Cases in point: Thierry Henry, Emma Hayes.

Football punditry is one of my pet hates. If I'm watching a non STFC game on the TV I'll tune in for kick off, do something at half time away from the box and switch off straight away. No interest in listening what these people have to say, whoever they are. Lineker is the worst, arse licking crisp cunt.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:38:49
I just hope the World Cup is atmospheric unlike South Africa in 2010


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: DiV on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:47:31
Weirdly enough if you take the world rankings of the teams we are actually in one of the 'harder' groups. Make of that what you will!!

Not going to look much further than the group, I know they say you have to beat the big sides to win things but that wasn't the case for the euros where we managed to negotiate through to the final with a very favourable passage through. I'd be fairly confident with this England team we have enough about us to at least get to the 1/4 finals.

World Rankings are based on who countries play and what the results are
Obviously qualifying is all regional and the Continent specific tournaments aren’t all the same time. Seen as the ACON was recent I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of African countries has risen up the rankings based purely on playing competitive fixtures recently.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:47:49
Lineker is the worst, arse licking crisp cunt.
I actually like Lineker; but loving 'Arse Licking Crisp Cunt' as a phrase.  :clap: Best bit - You can put these 4 words in any order and it still works as an insult...


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:55:17
Quote from: DiV
It’s definitely a good group but if results go as expected (and I know they don’t always) we’ll have France and Argentina on our side of the knockouts and would have play one of them on quarters.

I know it's clichéd, but you have to play a good side to win it.

getting to the Euro final with an easy run was brilliant, and a source of pride. So I get where you are coming from.

But it's not enough. Time is running out. we need to win one before I'm pushing up the desired daisies


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: adje on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 14:39:03
Football punditry is one of my pet hates. If I'm watching a non STFC game on the TV I'll tune in for kick off, do something at half time away from the box and switch off straight away. No interest in listening what these people have to say, whoever they are. Lineker is the worst, arse licking crisp cunt.
My 100% feelings. With that smug fucker Shearer not far behind. Degree in the bleeding obvious that bloke has


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 06:43:28
A World Cup only for the rich.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18147159/england-fans-qatar-world-cup/


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, April 3, 2022, 07:56:36
Football punditry is one of my pet hates. If I'm watching a non STFC game on the TV I'll tune in for kick off, do something at half time away from the box and switch off straight away. No interest in listening what these people have to say, whoever they are. Lineker is the worst, arse licking crisp cunt.
Must admit to watching about 10 mins of the last England game, not watching MotD very often (and rarely for more than 10-15 mins) and only parts of the odd game on Sky. Its not just the pundits that put me off, its the entire games too!


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, April 4, 2022, 00:05:26
Qatar v Ecuador is a mouth watering opener :pint:

Islamic Republic of Iran I didn't realise there were two Irans😀

There's an Alsoran but that came 7th in the 3.15 at Catterick Gossiran


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 4, 2022, 07:56:06
Must admit to watching about 10 mins of the last England game, not watching MotD very often (and rarely for more than 10-15 mins) and only parts of the odd game on Sky. Its not just the pundits that put me off, its the entire games too!

I did watch both of the England games, but that was because I was in bed with Covid/flu and was bored out of my head. I haven't watched Motd in ages, the PL is now almost as dull as cricket is to me now.


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Munichred on Friday, June 3, 2022, 16:11:57
Nor really World Cup, but I've got a ticket for next Tuesday's Germany v England game here in Munich. No idea what sort of team England will put out, I thought the players were all on holiday on Ibiza or elsewhere...


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: 4D on Friday, June 3, 2022, 16:23:06
I just hope the World Cup is atmospheric unlike South Africa in 2010

 :yay:


Title: Re: World Cup 2022 Draw
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, June 3, 2022, 16:25:14
:yay:

How can we forget them😀