World Cup 2018

Who’s in? Who’s out?

How much/little do you care this time round?

I find myself with a little frisson of excitement building, not specifically about England and our chances, but more that, in amongst a lot of the dross and the boring, safe, tactical games that often plague the thing, there are almost always a few plucky teams who come to enjoy their 15 minutes of World Cup fame. These lot tend to play with a freedom that actually generates some excitement.

Blessed as I am with some form of early onset dementia, or a necessity to remember other stuff, I can rarely recall any information or statistics of the payers and teams who are in the pursuit of the Jules Rimet. Of course, there are some images seared into the psyche, but generally it all ends up being a bit of a blur.

Anyways, how are you approaching this year’s edition of ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’? With fear and loathing? Or with squeals of delight?

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

  • Superspoz πŸ† 14/06/2018 at 9:27 am

    ..with lots of beer.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 14/06/2018 at 9:31 am

    Our first game at the New WHL could be against Liverpool.

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:50 am

      That is now confirmed. Fulham at home will be at Wembley.

      • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 9:52 am

        Yay, Wembley! 20 mins door to door

        • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:53 am

          Yay, I’m getting 1/28th of the Premium seat cost refunded!

          • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 9:56 am


            • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:56 am

              But still have to pay for the Wembley game if I choose to go. πŸ™

          • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 9:56 am

            Only to your e-ticket account. As you already have a ST, when are you likely to purchase a ticket?

            • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 10:01 am

              Ah silly me, FA Cup final..

            • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 10:04 am

              STs are only for league matches.
              Premium seats are for every home game but any credit can be used for the following seasons.

              • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 10:06 am

                But. but, but…

                • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 10:10 am

                  Is that Taff’s bike I hear?

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 9:52 am

      Early schedule:

      β€’ 5 August – Operational test event at new stadium
      β€’ 11 August – Away to Newcastle United
      β€’ 18/19 August – Operational test event at new stadium
      β€’ 18 August – Home (Wembley Stadium) to Fulham
      β€’ 25/26 August – Operational test event at new stadium
      β€’ 25 August – Away to Manchester United
      β€’ 1 September – Away to Watford
      β€’ 1/2 September – Operational test event at new stadium
      β€’ 15 September – HOME to Liverpool – First PL game in our new stadium

  • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 9:45 am


    • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 9:53 am

      That juiced about it?

  • HD 14/06/2018 at 9:53 am

    I prefer squealing. 😳

  • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 10:13 am

    I’ll watch all seven England games.

  • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 10:29 am

    I’m agog with indifference but I’ll probably watch, or at least start to watch, most of the games. Noticed this morning a slight flicker but it quickly died and then I turned on the TV and watched some bloke getting quite excited in the BBC WC studio.

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 10:33 am

    “No matter who ever scores spurs first goal in the new stadium. Harry Kane has already claimed it.”
    rcough, BBC website

    Be still my aching sides.

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 10:36 am

      Extraordinary imagination.

      • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 10:38 am

        If Kane does score the first goal, I think Eriksen should claim it..

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 10:37 am

    The terms “market value” and “happy clappers” betray the site he frequently, er, frequents.

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 10:40 am

      Extraordinary imagination.

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 10:52 am

      Don’t you worry, I’m dealing with it ;-D

    • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 4:25 pm

      If it’s not The Boy himself or his fawning acolyte its certainly a devotee.

      • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 4:28 pm

        Which fawning acolyte?

        • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 4:48 pm

          Gazcrack is my guess.

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 10:46 am

    The Brazil v Germany semi-final in the 2014 World Cup was, without doubt, THE most extraordinary game of football I have ever witnessed in my life. Incredible on-field drama ably supported by crowd shots of crying Brazilian children. Beautiful.

    I confess to being more than a little excited by the tournament this time round. The prospect of sitting down this evening to watch the two worst participating teams lock horns is one I am eagerly looking forward to.

    Quarter-finals at least for England. After that, as the 2014 affair demonstrated, anything can happen.

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 10:49 am

    I thought the league fixtures were organised so that none of the top six sides played against each other on either the first or last days of the season?

    Or has Arsenal’s stock fallen so low that they are no longer considered one of the Premier League’s elite teams?

  • Ronwol196061 14/06/2018 at 11:41 am

    Met a friend last night I hadnt see for a while,he has seasons at TFC. They were playing the worst team in the division,Washington, a team who looked like RM in the first half…and they jumpsed out to a 3-0 lead.
    Toronto looked like crap but in the 2nd half came out and scored 3 with total possession. Washington got one back and T.O. scored another for a 4-4.
    Toronto have player they have had for a long time now.,Govinco.They bought him from Juve as a young kid. He gets about 8 mil a year. Not sure why he is here though. Amazing footie player.1000 times better than anyone

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 11:48 am

      He looks tasty, sign him up.

      • Ronwol196061 14/06/2018 at 11:53 am

        Yes he is a quality player who came from Juve. REally not sure why he is here. He is def a bit Courtinho

    • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 4:26 pm

      Seasons at Texas Fried Chicken?

  • Ronwol196061 14/06/2018 at 12:55 pm

    I am excited for the World Cup more than I have been in a long time.
    I think the footie is going to be tremendous because I think in todays age with todays systems and fitnesses,no team is a pushover (well not like they were)
    Chile showed in the Copa in South America that you cant take anyone for granted.
    Infact if you go back to the 1966 World Cup it was Alf Ramseys system that was infact the antithesis of the Brazillians and even the Germans.
    We see in the league how the minnow teams have often upset the big boys.
    Now fitness levels are unprecedented and the team with a few good players and the rest, good athletes, can compete.
    So nothing will be easy.
    That gives England an edge with all their younger players and other teams too.
    No team can take games easy. They have to go out and beat the opposition they are playing instead of looking forward to the next round

  • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

    Well I’ve had a good look at the fixtures and I just cannot see any other team that will finish above Tottenham πŸ‘
    Bloody marvellous

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 1:11 pm

      Of course you can’t short arse. Get up that stepladder, you’ll have a better view from there

      • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 2:11 pm

        Hey, who let this Harry Hotspur spy in here?!

        • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 2:13 pm

          I’m coming over from the dark side……
          so much more jovial over here πŸ˜‰

          • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 2:27 pm

            Unk mean’t me, mate. Accusations of spying for Harry, on another Spurs site.

        • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 2:18 pm

          That Felon chap is like Gazcrack with a nasty hangover.

          • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 3:13 pm

            I’d say an amalgam of Gazcrack and Lego v Las. I bet they’re other halves have to keep sharp implements away from them.

      • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 2:12 pm

        Says you at perhaps half an inch taller than me 😜

        • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 2:16 pm

          That’ll be my thick soled shoes.

          • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 2:25 pm

            Where can get a pair of them?
            Proper groovy πŸ˜‚

            • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 2:28 pm

              You’ve got a thing about my footwear, you called my DC trainers “grandma shoes”. I’m not quite over it, yet.

              • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 2:41 pm

                You’ll get there 🀣

  • HD 14/06/2018 at 1:34 pm

    I will watch what I can, when I can. When I am not hauling 1 1/2” buff rock (5 tons) into flower beds, mowing the lawn, refinishing my deck, hauling grand kids around, playing some golf and running misc. errands. So yeah, I’ll watch some. 😱

  • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 1:49 pm

    Have I won the sweep stake yet?

    • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 1:51 pm

      Sweepstake’s just been cancelled.

      Bloody stupid idea, anyway…

      • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 3:16 pm

        Pint of bitter, sir?

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 1:53 pm

    I can’t believe I’m looking forward to Russia v Saudi Arabia as much as I am.

    • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 2:02 pm

      Neither can I..

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 2:06 pm

    Here’s an intelligent, level-headed analysis of why Jack Grealish would be a good fit for our club right now:

  • HD 14/06/2018 at 2:22 pm

    Unk, do you rate him?

    • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 2:33 pm

      Grealish? I rate him very highly indeed. I liked the look of him first time I saw him three years ago but he really seems to have developed as a player and as a man over the last year (helped in no small part, it has to be said, by having John Terry play alongside him).

      If he’s available I’d be really disappointed if he joined anyone but us. He has a swagger about him that makes me think he could develop into just the sort of player we love at the Lane.

      • HD 14/06/2018 at 2:38 pm

        Thanks, I only recall what he was when I saw him prior to Villa being relegated and that was talented but immature. With the Championship getting zero coverage over here, there was no chance to follow him. I will defer to your judgement of him.

      • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 2:44 pm

        You rate him higher than Maddison, but you’ve yet to clarify why…

        • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 2:50 pm

          I think you’ll find what I said was Maddison might be the better player at the moment but (in my opinion) Grealish has the potential to end up being the better player in time. It’s just an opinion.

          As is yours regarding Maddison.

          The proof of the pudding will be where they both are in three or four years’ time.

          • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:03 pm

            I appreciate your view Taff, I’m just trying to understand what you see in him that makes you so convinced about Grealish.

        • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 2:54 pm

          The thing is Cas the Poochmiester rates him higher then Maddison, and that is good enough for me πŸ‘

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 3:01 pm

    Fifty-nine minutes and counting…

  • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:05 pm

    Hello chaps, got this invite thingy. Says I can’t be me or use my own email address though. Anyway, greetings all, wondered where most of us had got to!

    • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:06 pm

      No Gravatar? Perhaps I need to take off the PG rating. πŸ˜€

      • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:07 pm

        Pfft, schoolboy error..

    • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 3:09 pm

      Just in time for the World Cup sweepstake. There’s four teams left: Iran, Serbia Peru and Iceland. As it’s you I’m prepared to forego a draw and let you have whichever two of them you want.

      No rush.


      • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:24 pm

        The one you cancelled?! Looks like I can’t invest, so I’m out.

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:10 pm

      Soooopa, Soopa Mys
      Soooopa, Soopa Mys
      Soooopa, Soopa Mys
      Soopa MysteriousStranger!

      • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:15 pm

        Super FoF! I fear my new image won’t work so well with these round avatar windows…

        • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:15 pm

          Rather, my no image. πŸ˜‚

          • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:17 pm

            I had trouble with Gravatar at first, having to change my name to foeorfruend, but then once I was up and running I could change it back, for some reason.
            Great to hear from you mate, how’s tings?

            • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:32 pm

              Tings are annoying! Bought a new car for the missus (we’ll, two years old) and some bellend put a massive scratch in it which requires a proper paint job to rectify, a week into ownership. Still, it could be a lot worse I suppose. All good with you?

              • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:35 pm

                All good in the Foe camp, thanks.
                Are you all settled into your new job? It’s been bloody ages since we caught up!

                • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:38 pm

                  Good good. Pretty much! Not all smooth sailing but not too bad so far. I’m being kept on for now so must be doing most things right. πŸ˜€

                  • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:41 pm

                    Good man.
                    And health? No setbacks?

                    • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:50 pm

                      That? Not as good as I’d like it to be, and probably have another op to look forward to, unfortunately. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

                    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:52 pm

                      So sorry to hear that mate. As if you haven’t already had enough ops.

    • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:16 pm

      Any technical queries must be given in writing.
      If you don’t hear back from us within 90 days, please write again.

      • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:20 pm

        I’m in, and so’s my new avatar. It doesn’t fit, but whatever. πŸ˜€

        • HD 14/06/2018 at 3:21 pm

          Cheers Mysty!

          • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:43 pm

            Morning HD!

      • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:43 pm

        Reminds me of β€œThank you for holding. All of our agents are currently busy. Your call is very important to us.” which means expect to be on hold for at least 15 minutes before your call will be answered, because your call is oh so important to us. πŸ€”

        • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:44 pm

          You are currently 10242th in the queue.

          • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:46 pm

            Fakky queue jumpers!

            • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 3:51 pm

              Was you with me at the Juve game, when it all kicked off in the queue for half time refreshments?

              • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:59 pm

                It weren’t me guv, and I have witnesses..

              • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 4:00 pm

                Why did it kick off?

                • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 4:07 pm

                  Fakky queue jumpers. It’s a pet hate of mine, speshley as us English are such good queue’ers.

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 3:17 pm

      Good to see you on the good ship Flat Oeurth MS πŸ‘.

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 3:17 pm

      Hello. – Nutty

    • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 3:26 pm

      Same thing happened to me!
      But I sneaked in the back door! Welcome πŸ™

      • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:44 pm

        Not that there’s…

  • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:22 pm

    Good to see you gents. Don’t really check this particular email addy very often so late to the launch party but hello all, and hope we’re all well.

    • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 4:07 pm

      Welcome, Mys, nice to see you here.

      • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 11:01 pm

        Thank you kindly. Sorry, had to do some work earlier. πŸ˜€ Nice place you have here. Appreciate the invite! πŸ‘πŸ»

        • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 2:08 pm

          You’re welcome muchly

  • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:30 pm

    I’m reliably informed this world cup will be a complete VARce (I can’t reveal my source), so let the shenanigans commence…

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 3:30 pm

      Anybody been killed yet?

    • MysteriousStranger 14/06/2018 at 3:33 pm

      Jamie VARdy’s wife?

  • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:40 pm

    Robbie Williams looking suspiciously like a Russian pimp, if I knew what a Russian pimp looked like..

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 3:44 pm

      Jamie Vardy.

      • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:47 pm

        Tee hee. πŸ‘

      • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 4:12 pm

        I don’t think that’s nation-specific.

  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 3:52 pm
    • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 3:57 pm

      Can’t find the link but BBC West Midlands say we haven’t as yet submitted an offer, but are in discussions with Villa.

      • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 4:00 pm

        I wasn’t over fussed about Grealish coming and then I read Taff’s endorsement and I had flash backs of Berahino 😱.

        • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 4:05 pm

          This chap looks promising, he doesn’t put a foot wrong in the entire video…πŸ€”

  • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve just tuned into the WC and there’s some cyber men holding up a piece of cloth?

  • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 4:09 pm

    This pitch is like a carpet….a shag pile from CarpetWorld.

    • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 4:33 pm

      Pah! As if you’ve ever been in CarpetWorld.

      • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 5:29 pm

        Their adverts tell the story.

  • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 4:11 pm

    Glad to see Jerkoff is still playing for the Ruskies.

    • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 4:12 pm

      He’s a spent force, apparently.

      • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 4:13 pm

        Let’s hope he gets the rub of the green, then.

        • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 5:12 pm

          Sarah Green? Rachel Green? Benny Green? Hughie Green?!

          • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 5:23 pm

            Theresa Green.

            • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 5:40 pm

              Leigh Fitout.

  • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 4:44 pm

    My Saudi’s are still in this…..

    • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 4:45 pm

      Your Saudi’s what?

      • Freund or Foe 14/06/2018 at 4:51 pm

        ….will be in the final against Japan.

        • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 4:54 pm

          Not if my Egypos have anything to say about it.

  • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 4:53 pm

    Just got my SRA ‘character and suitability for the legal profession test’ report back.

    I’m in! I’m legit! Ya-hoo! Big step forward taken; just got to nail these last few exams and then … Job Centre here I come!

    • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 5:05 pm

      Fandabidozi! πŸ‘

      • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 5:09 pm

        Fanks. But theres no need to be Krankie!

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 5:10 pm

      Super duper mate, your Bloeug posting mustav helped!

      • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 5:15 pm

        I submitted my application under a made up name: Sue D’Onym.

        • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 5:22 pm


          • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 5:31 pm

            Hayfever looks nasty, Andy have you tried Sue D’Ofed?

            • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 5:35 pm

              When I find out who’s responsible I’m gonna get Fats to Sue Debasterd.

              • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 5:46 pm

                Don’t mention Sue-it to Fats, he’ll be pudding on his best silks and wig.

    • 61SpursNut 14/06/2018 at 5:51 pm


    • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 6:08 pm

      Well done Rumpole

    • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 6:24 pm

      • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 6:40 pm

        Golf shot!!

        • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 6:54 pm

          Fake news πŸ˜„!

          • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 7:03 pm

            How dumb a blonde do you have to be to sit in front of a golfer about to strike a golf ball?

            • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 7:15 pm

              There’s a golfer in the gif?

            • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 7:31 pm

              I don’t think she’s that dumb. I’m guessing trick photography.

              • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 7:53 pm

                You mean in the original clip the girl was naked?

              • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 8:28 pm

                Comments from the site I culled it from suggested there was no fakery involved.

                • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 14/06/2018 at 8:34 pm

                  Impressive if that’s the case. Wonder how many takes it took?

                  • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 8:40 pm

                    100+ when she was sat facing him …

      • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 9:31 pm

        Have you edited the gif? There was a lot more ‘leg’ before – chair leg, table leg, person leg.

      • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 9:33 pm

        You *have* edited it haven’t you, you 21st Century minky.

    • HD 15/06/2018 at 12:17 pm

      Pwoppa future barrister! πŸ‘

      • Fat Bertha 15/06/2018 at 1:19 pm


  • UnkleTaff 14/06/2018 at 6:06 pm

    Forget seeing either of your teams scoring a goal in this tournament, FoFfy — I’m not sure you’ll see so much as a shot on target if that game is anything to go by.

    • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 6:09 pm

      I’ve got Saudi in a sweepstake where a cash prize goes to the worst team of the tournament. Get in!

      • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 6:15 pm

        They’ll take some beating, that’s fosho..

        • Flat Oeuf 14/06/2018 at 6:34 pm

          Hoping Mo’ Salad makes it back for the next one then gets crocked again…..then Aguero and Higuain tear them a 3rd. Nul points and -15 GD should do it.

      • Sexy Beast 14/06/2018 at 6:20 pm

        Roll around in poo and come out smelling of roses?

        • Fat Bertha 14/06/2018 at 6:24 pm

          Turkish Delight.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 14/06/2018 at 7:05 pm

    Excellent move by thfc to play the first game in September.
    Kane doesn’t score in August!

    • Caspurs 14/06/2018 at 7:47 pm

      Ah, it all makes sense now.

  • Freund or Foe 15/06/2018 at 9:24 am

    Fat Bertha
    Just got my SRA β€˜character and suitability for the legal profession test’ report back.
    I’m in! I’m legit! Ya-hoo! Big step forward taken; just got to nail these last few exams and then … Job Centre here I come!

    So bloody pleased for you, massive congrats to Fats!!

    • Fat Bertha 15/06/2018 at 1:21 pm


  • Ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 10:29 am

    Fat Bertha
    Just got my SRA β€˜character and suitability for the legal profession test’ report back.
    I’m in! I’m legit! Ya-hoo! Big step forward taken; just got to nail these last few exams and then … Job Centre here I come!

    A Boy Named Sue!!!!

    Well done Spurts!!!

    • Fat Bertha 15/06/2018 at 1:21 pm


  • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 11:57 am

    Cmon yer lazy fekirs, who’s up next for a bloeug?

    • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 12:00 pm

      I’ve got one brewing, but it won’t be ready for a while yet. Sorry.

      • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 12:02 pm



    • HD 15/06/2018 at 12:42 pm

      Involved in a three day Member/Guest golf tournament with my youngest son, so not much time to write, let alone comment. I will try my hand at authorship in the near future. 😁

      • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 12:43 pm


      • Freund or Foe 15/06/2018 at 12:55 pm

    • Freund or Foe 15/06/2018 at 12:54 pm

      Didn’t rAndy already email you one for use whenever?

      • Fat Bertha 15/06/2018 at 1:21 pm


  • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 1:28 pm

    Flat Oeuf

    Well done Rumpole


  • ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 1:31 pm

    Egypt happy with the draw I think
    If 0-0 at the half they may try to win it

  • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 1:33 pm

    I smell an upset here. Ten-man Uruguay have been pretty abject so far.

    • ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 1:35 pm

      I agree if Rgypt holding well they will put Salah on if he isnt injured

  • ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thought Egypt were great. Steady and sure. Even without their talisman.
    They were not too worried about scoring just played a defence minded but balanced half.

    • ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 1:54 pm

      Very Pochish

  • Sexy Beast 15/06/2018 at 1:54 pm

    Involved in a three day Member/Guest golf tournament with my youngest son, so not much time to write, let alone comment. I will try my hand at authorship in the near future.

    Slow back and follow through πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ

    • Ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 1:58 pm

      Up the irons!

      • Ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 1:58 pm

        Oops wrong club

        • Caspurs 15/06/2018 at 2:01 pm

          A good walk ruined…

          • Freund or Foe 15/06/2018 at 2:33 pm

            Funny, always had you down as a swinger.

            • Caspurs 15/06/2018 at 2:52 pm

              Nah, more of a clubber.

              • McG ⚽⚽ 15/06/2018 at 6:24 pm

                Ron likes his wood.

  • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 3:46 pm


    I smell an upset here. Ten-man Uruguay have been pretty abject so far.


    • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 3:50 pm

      Taff, I’m looking to put my house on Iran or Morocco, but can’t decide which is going to win. Which do you think?

      • Caspurs 15/06/2018 at 3:57 pm

        Is Taff really Paul the Octopus in disguise?

        • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 4:12 pm

          Great minds!

          Taffski the Goat?


        • Freund or Foe 15/06/2018 at 4:14 pm

          Tentakle Taff

          • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 15/06/2018 at 4:29 pm

            Cmon guys that’s a bit harsh on Taff. I mean we all like a bit of banta but likening Taff with an octopus is way out of line.
            Anyway my offering is Tetrapod Taff!

            • Freund or Foe 15/06/2018 at 4:35 pm


              • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 6:08 pm


                End of.

                • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 6:14 pm


                  • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 6:21 pm

                    We’re thinking of names for you as a tipster, not your fabulous alter-ego on a cross-dressing night out in Cardiff.

                    • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 6:29 pm

                      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • Fat Bertha 15/06/2018 at 6:15 pm

            Who’s Fannying around with the delete button?

            • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 6:19 pm

              Might have bum deleted in my pocket while I was multitasking

  • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 4:50 pm

    I can’t see there being so much as a goal in this game — let alone a winner — but if I had to side with one of them it would be Iran.

    • ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 4:54 pm

      Poutine groupie!!!!!!

    • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 5:53 pm

      Morocco late winner then. I’m lumping on large.

      • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 5:55 pm

        Just my luck

        • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 6:08 pm


        • Caspurs 15/06/2018 at 6:21 pm


  • ronwol196061 15/06/2018 at 4:55 pm

    Flat Oeuf
    Taff, I’m looking to put my house on Iran or Morocco, but can’t decide which is going to win. Which do you think?

    Is this Monopoly Teheran style?

    • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 5:54 pm

      Double Jeopardy

  • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 5:55 pm

    Are those vuvuzelas I can hear?

  • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 6:07 pm


    Eat my shorts you mo-fos.

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 15/06/2018 at 6:25 pm

      I never had any doubts, ahem.

  • UnkleTaff 15/06/2018 at 6:29 pm

    Right, seeing how I’m on something of a roll…

    I can’t see Portugal giving Spain any problems at all tonight. I confidently predict a comfortable Spain victory and a good number of close-ups showing an extremely frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo.

    • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 6:33 pm

      β€œA roll” he says πŸ˜‚

  • Flat Oeuf 15/06/2018 at 6:46 pm
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