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    Podcasts and Organizing them

    There’s a new Hardcore History episode out.
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Do you need better than Klavan for 4th/5th choice defender? I wouldn’t have thought so, not for any significant sum of money anyway. I’m dubious.
  3. France have been slightly underwhelming given the resources available to them but they probably were the most talented team at this World Cup so you can't argue with them winning too much.
  4. Heh, and Lloris plays himself out of contention for 'keeper of the tournament. Game back on?
  5. Oh well, Croatia have been good, and France were fortunate with the two goals in the first half, but the quality in the French side has shone through when it's come down to it.
  6. I thought Croatia would dominate possession but get picked off with France’s pace on the break but, credit to them, Croatia have just been comfortably the better team.
  7. He drops his hand onto the ball. Nailed on penalty for me.
  8. Perisic goes from hero to villain in a short space of time.
  9. Er, that’s a penalty.
  10. That’s a goal and a half.
  11. It’s pretty much how France play though, sit back and defend and then hit teams on the counter. For all their attacking talent Deschamps has them playing in a pretty conservative fashion.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    I do actually. Fouling someone to stop a break is worse than restarting the game when your opponents aren't ready (if it's within the rules), it's not your problem if they all want to run off and celebrate at the other end of the pitch.
  13. Schmeichel was also good. It’s been a pretty good tournament for goalkeepers despite, oddly, the two best ‘keepers in the world in Neuer and De Gea having fairly poor World Cups.
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Pulisic doesn’t seem overly interested in leaving Dortmund yet, at least according to his Dad.
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    Kerber in straight sets that’s a bit of a turn up for the books. I haven’t got anything against Serena Williams but it’s a little amusing to see her lose given all the build up was how amazing she is.
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    He must have signed with a clear understanding that he's going to be 3rd choice winger and he's going to spend a reasonable amount of time on the bench. Doesn't seem like there should be too many problems given that but who knows.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Professional sports isn’t really about sportsmanship and fair play, it’s about winning. I bet it wouldn’t be hard to find dozens of examples of unsportsmanlike behaviour from both sides. Off the top of my head Lovren pretty clearly deliberately fouled people to stop breaks at least twice and the set piece moves everyone’s talking up for England are basically designed to subtly obstruct defenders.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Loads of teams have tried to do it this World Cup. There seems to have been some confusion about when teams are allowed to kick off after a goal so a lot of teams seem to think they can kick off whenever they want but none of them have actually been allowed to do it. It's all a bit odd but if you can actually do it why wouldn't you?
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    In the least surprising news of the summer Conte's been officially sacked. On the Liverpool front apparently Shaqiri's currently having a medical to complete a transfer for £13 million or so.
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Newcastle’s probably not a good idea while Mike Ashley remains owner. You’re just setting yourself up for inevitable frustration.
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Apparently Barcelona have bid £53 million for Willian. Ok.
  22. Er, this isn’t a good score at Trent Bridge with the short boundaries. I don’t think it’s going to take India too long to chase England down. ETA: Kuldeep 6 for 25. Bloody hell.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Oh well, you can't really argue with that. Croatia were the better team from halftime on. Still a decent World Cup for England.
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    2018 Semi Finals - FRA vs BEL & ENG vs CRO

    Kane’s missed a couple of really presentable chances; surprise candidate for England’s post World Cup scapegoat?
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