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Discussion in 'Southampton' started by Beef, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Schad

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    Given that it's almost certainly his international swan song, I'd like to see Messi and Argentina win it. Doesn't strike me as exceptionally likely, though.
     
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    I'd like to see England win it...but failing that any team with a Saints player, and failing that any nation that hasn't won it before.
     
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    Nice article on the BBC about your boys @Schad

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60144426
     
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  6. OddRiverOakWizards

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    There was quite a nice piece on Canada in the BBC football section: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60144426
     
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  9. Gregm1988

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    The schedule of those next three games is nuts. Away to Honduras , Home to USA and then Away to El Salvador. Honduras and El Salvador are next to each other!
     
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    Good to see football prioritising the environment and human rights for these World Cup qualifiers...
     
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  11. Schad

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    With the US and Mexico grinding out wins earlier in the day, the stage was set for Canada to play Honduras away, and for Panama to play at Costa Rica. The latter match was an important one: Costa Rica is the only other nation with a realistic shot of getting at least a top four spot (and thus a playoff tie against, presumably, New Zealand), but to keep that shot alive they'd need to win today.

    Canada got off to a good start with an early Honduras own goal produced after Tajon Buchanan danced his way through the box and fired in a cross that was either going to end up in the back of the net courtesy of Cyle Larin or a Honduran defender, and the defender decided to do his part. From there, missing a couple key players, Canada was mostly content to sit back and rely on their weirdly resolute defense, which kept Honduras largely at bay.

    And then, for the hell of it, Jonathan David did this:



    2-0 lead, 2-0 win, job done. Back to the top of the table, having won four in a row.


    That left the Costa Rica - Panama match, where Panama had the majority of the ball, but Costa Rica restricted them to low-percentage chances. Until, midway through the second half, a rebound fell in front of Bryan Ruiz, who I'm pretty sure was 32 in like 2013 (wait? He's two days younger than me?), and he buried it to give Costa Rica a 1-0 lead, which they held through the final whistle.

    So, uh, I don't know where I go with this now. Canada's effectively two wins clear of fourth-placed Panama with five matches remaining, and Panama still has to play Mexico and the US away (in addition to the stage finale against Canada at home). It would take an absolutely unlikely series of events for Canada to fail to qualify. Do I keep doing "update: Canada's still going to the World Cup" posts? Detail Canada's push to get through the whole of the qualifying cycle undefeated? Obsess over whether Canada can improve their world ranking enough to reach Pot 3 in the draw (which is actually plausible all of a sudden)? We went from 'we have a really solid chance to qualify' to 'I guess we basically qualified' rather quickly there.
     
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    Excellent win for us. Johnathan David, (the Saint that got away) with a sublime finish.
     
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    Forgot to even mention what a nice bookend it is to basically qualify away against Honduras, given that it was a quadrennial tradition to have our teeth kicked in away at Honduras to end our qualifying campaigns (at a much earlier point than this).
     
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    I've got a new found respect for Rooney for turning down Everton to stay at Derby.
     
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    If your club is more batshit than Derby, it’s some going.
     
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    Watching Ross County v Rangers (in my acca)....Jake Vokins and Kayne Ramsay are playing as the FBs for Ross.
     
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    Watching the Fulham game. They go off to a flyer and could have been 3 up after8 minutes. They are 1 up, Mitrovic assisted by Carvahlo with a 1 yard tap in, but the Jill up was excellent.
    Both teams currently off the field as a result of another medical emergency in the crowd.
     
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    Another one ?! :emoticon-0101-sadsm
     
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    I don’t know what the issue was but it seems that fans think they will get quicker treatment at a football ground rather than at an A&E. :bandit:
     
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    another 3 today
     
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