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View Poll Results: Who ya got?
Belgium / Panama 3 9.09%
Belgium / Tunisia 4 12.12%
Belgium / England 24 72.73%
Panama / Tunisia 2 6.06%
Panama / England 0 0%
Tunisia / England 0 0%
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

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Belgium



The "Golden Generation" of Belgian football is once again among the dark horses/favorites for the 2018 World Cup. They qualified comfortably by winning their group undefeated ahead of Greece and Bosnia, with a 43-6 goal difference.Half the squad plays for top Premier League clubs, with the other half playing for other top clubs in Spain/France/Italy/China. Based on the squad depth, Belgium could easily be a semi-finalist, the weak spot is probably sitting on the sidelines - with Roberto Martinez, who is making questionable decisions like trotting out Fellaini at all.

Recent results: Two wins against Saudi Arabia (4-0) and Egypt (3-0) and a 0-0 against Portugal.

Prediction: Advancing from the group and advancing to the quarterfinals should be the minimum this squad can achieve, but the rest is very unclear, and will depend on the opponents they're gonna face.

Panama



One of the two debutants at the World Cup, Panama qualified by finishing 3rd in the CONCACAF Hex - with the help of both the US ****ing up against Trinidad and Tobago and a phantom goal of their own:



The squad is one of the oldest in the tournament, with 8 players over 30 and six having more than 100 caps. Most of the players play in MLS and Latin America, with goalkeeper Jaime Penedo being the only player to play at a notable European club (Dinamo Bucharest). Their form is pretty ****ty as well, with just one goal in 2018 (5 games, 1-1-3, including a 0-6 against Switzerland)

Prediction: Panama should have no realistic shot of reaching the Round of 16.

Tunisia



Much like Iran, they have four previous appearances where they never made it to the Round of 16, and only won a single match in 1978. Despite qualifying comfortably in a group against DR Congo, Guinea and Libya, this is unlikely to be the time where they finally go one step further, as they have to overcome either Belgium or England for their place in the KO rounds.

Most of the squad plays in the Tunisian or French league, with a bunch of them also employed in Saudi Arabia. Mixed recent results with 1-0 wins against Iran and Costa Rica, 2-2 draws against Portugal and Turkey as well as a 0-1 loss to Spain.

Prediction: Tunisia will probably finish 3rd in the group, depending on the direct duel with Panama.

England



It's coming home! England qualified by going undefeated in their respective group, conceding only 3 goals in 10 matches (although their offensive output of 18 goals was sub-par as well). With an average age of 26, the squad is one of the youngest in the tournament, with all 23 players playing in the Premier League. The downfall of Joe Hart from #1 English keeper to not even making the squad was kind of a surprise, but English keepers are generally not that good anyway, so might as well put a certain four-letter poster between the posts.

Hopes are high that the English team will finally have another good tournament after not making the top-4 since 1990. Given the group, it is possible that England will finish 2nd behind Belgium, but all potential opponents for a Round of 16 match in Group H are realistically beatable anyway. So, as long as England can avoid another disaster like in 2014, they should be good for at least a quarter-final here, where they are likely to meet either Germany or Brazil.

Matches (all times CEST / UTC+2)
June 18, 17:00Belgium v Panama
June 18, 20:00Tunisia v England
June 23, 14:00Belgium v Tunisia
June 24, 14:00England v Panama
June 28, 20:00England v Belgium
June 28, 20:00Panama v Tunisia

Odds
 BelgiumEnglandTunisiaPanama
To qualify:1.101.176.0013.00
To win the group:1.832.3826.0051.00
To win the tournament:13.0019.002001.005001.00
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Belgium - 7
Panama - 7
Tunisia - 3
England - 0

England is not advancing, for real.
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:22 PM   #3
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

LÖL Ingerlund
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

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Old 06-11-2018, 02:33 AM   #5
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

These are awesome tx FCR.

ENGLAAAAAND. Lol at not getting out of group. I think they are a lot better than the haterz and make final 4
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

England 1-0 Tunisia
England 3-0 Panama
England 1-0 Belgium

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:02 AM   #7
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England


Last edited by royalblue; 06-12-2018 at 06:04 AM. Reason: why the **** dont these tweet tags ever work?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:06 AM   #8
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

I know you're from the pott, but do you really have to fail at everything?

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:11 AM   #9
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

OK, seriously though.

I don't know what is ****ed up on your end, but the BBCode in your pöst is fine. In fact, I can quote your pöst - as is - and the twatt shows up.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:18 AM   #10
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

something with my firefox it seems... any other browser and the tweet shows up
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:18 AM   #11
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

This is seriously weird, man. It's just text. It shouldn't matter who enters it. If it's entered correctly it show up the way it's intended to.

Paging ChrisV. Do you have any idea as to why such a thing could happen?

This is royal's pöst quoted. as is:

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:20 AM   #12
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

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something with my firefox it seems... any other browser and the tweet shows up
If it were on your end, that would be one thing. The thing is, however, the twatt in your pöst doesn't show up for me either. Yet when I copy YOUR pöst and the tweet BBCode ver-****ing-batim and pöst it myself, it shows up.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:27 AM   #13
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

OK, if I log out (both FF and Chromium), your tweet shows fine.

If I log in (Both browsers) it doesn't.

This is seriously weird.

Did I activate a "No content from Pott pösters" option somewhere?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:37 AM   #14
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Tweet shows up fine for me in Chrome and Microsoft Edge(!) logged in or not

Firefox doesn't show it no matter what

Welp
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:53 AM   #15
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Are you guys performing a next level theaterpiece, capturing the boredom that is this group in some sort of modern internet comment play?
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:01 AM   #16
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

This group does have great lol potencial actually.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:17 AM   #17
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

I like the thread title, it finishes with a great punchline.

Now back to browzers
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:48 AM   #18
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

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I like the thread title, it finishes with a great punchline.

Now back to browzers
Mine be like this:-



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Belgium & Tunisia one Time!!
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:35 AM   #19
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

So it's a thing on my end, then, where royalblue's, and only royalblue's, [ tweet ] [ /tweet ] tags don't show up? WTF is this ****?

I see pösted tweets from everybody, including myself. Not royalblue's though.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:52 AM   #20
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Gonna be honest, only rooting for Panama because I'm going to be in that country for their hypothetical round of 16 match which would probably be quite fun, but lolengland is a very nice side dish.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:42 PM   #21
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Wow. Probably gotta be up there with one of the worst models I've ever seen.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:04 PM   #22
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

aren't most models more like Belgium/England 80%, Tunisia 25%, Panama 15%?
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #23
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

My model has Ingerlund at 0%.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #24
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

The Belgium-England game has gotten a lot of 'Draw' money, in the past week.

Both teams will more than likely have already advanced before their game on the 28th.

Looking forward to seeing possibly 8 Spurs players on the pitch at the same time..
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:57 PM   #25
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

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aren't most models more like Belgium/England 80%, Tunisia 25%, Panama 15%?
Yes. Those are called relatively accurate models as opposed to the opta BS lol
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