PORTUGAL VS MOROCCO 2018 FIFA World Cup Group Stage [R]

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  1. Caldo Verde

    Caldo Verde New Member

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    Portugal
    Feb 3, 2018
    How did Neves not get picked ahead of this heap of mediocre crap we pass off as a midfield?

    The fullbacks were also garbage today. I'll give Guerreiro a pass but Cedric is an average player and for him to have the starting RB position locked down, there's something wrong there. Ricardo makes one mistake in a friendly and everyone dismisses his ability as a starter despite the fact the past couple of years prove he's easily the better player. Not to mention, he can play LB as well. He should be the back up to Guerreiro and Semedo should have taken Mario Rui's spot and probably be starting.

    It's hard to enjoy that win today. If there was anything positive I wouldn't care because it's the World Cup and a win is a win, but ******** me that was difficult to watch.
     
  2. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Apparently he gave the side 6/10 for the first game I think we would give 3/10 for this one.
     
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  3. Chop thug

    Chop thug Red Card

    Toronto FC / Santa Clara / benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Calm down bros

    We got the win and that's what matters

    Tournaments aren't won in the group stage don't y'all remember 2016?

    I agree Sanchez should have been called but hey

    Morocco is a tuff team and we got an early goal, took our foot off the past

    I think we will have a easier time with Iran

    Andre silva and my boy Quaresma need to start next game
     
  4. Chop thug

    Chop thug Red Card

    Toronto FC / Santa Clara / benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    What team is impressing right now ?

    None maybe Russia that's it
     
  5. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Quaresma starting might be just the thing, he hás 0 minutes so far, and our attacking midfielders have been shocking, so why not?
     
  6. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    Quaresma played the final 26 minutes (including added time) against Spain. I too think he might deserve a start against Iran, though. He'd put pressure on the defense, he has a good work rate, he's got killer delivery into the box (huge when Iran is pinned back) and (most importantly) Bernardo has played poorly.
     
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  7. parkben1

    parkben1 Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    brooklyn
    Agree, Renata Sanches even in bad form could have been useful on this team.
     
  8. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Forgot about that, been watching so many games it is becoming a blurr :confused:

    One thing is for certain I wont be watching a repeat of todays game ever.

    We know Quaresma often does finds Ronaldo for a goal, Iran Will need two goals then, but with our defense and midfield at the moment, conceding two goals against Iran is not far fetched, still a bit improbable IMO.
     
  9. Jonathan Pimentel

    Aug 29, 2013
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Not gonna lie.. i am a bit worried about this midfield moving forward.

    If our wingers were playing better ,this wouldnt be such an issue.. even if one of them was playing well.. but man.. both have been horrible.

    In the case of B.Silva, i legit think its a matter of nerves being in the WC..

    if you follow him on instagram.. ederson.. the rest of the man city boys.. he really seems to get picked on.. and though its all in good fun.. he never really puts up a fight.. just accepts in..

    looks the same on the field.. hes the small friend we all pick on cuz we know he wont fight back and its all in good fun..
     
  10. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Someone doesn't remember 2016 alright, we dominated play and chances all 3 games, here we have been pushed around and lucky as hell to have 4 points.

    SancheS was horrible at the U21 euro and was a joke for Swansea. He didn't play and was injured for a time before being sent home early and you want him at the World cup?

    We didn't take our foot off any pedal, we were out played out ran and out chanced. Iran will be a night mare based on how they played vs Spain (I'm guessing you skipped that game)

    Andre Silva should start and Quaresma saved for the last half hour and I hope to hell we don't need him as Iran's defense is no joke and if we need to score that late the odds are we are going home way sooner than expected.
     
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  11. jec1

    jec1 Member

    Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Portugal
    Aug 27, 2004
    Los Angeles ATM
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Why are we surprised? Iran/Morocco play structured defence... Its gonna be even harder against Iran.
     
  12. jec1

    jec1 Member

    Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Portugal
    Aug 27, 2004
    Los Angeles ATM
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    People are saying that the "inexperience" is what's hurting Portugal... I tend to agree but make no mistake both Iran/Morocco are known for sturdy D, these games are ugly but we have to grind out wins.
     
  13. trebaruna

    trebaruna Member

    Jun 13, 2017
    Los Angeles
    I've noticed all the abuse he's been targeted with. Though it is to be "just kidding", I've found it to go a little far
     
  14. jec1

    jec1 Member

    Sporting Clube de Portugal
    Portugal
    Aug 27, 2004
    Los Angeles ATM
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Agreed, chop. Crazy WC, a lot of the favorites are struggling.

    Putin must be onto something BC Russia are on fire, and the big teams are lackluster at best. Would not surprise me if Croatia beats Arg.
     
  15. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    He is too much of a Nice Guy, people are vultures, you have to have the skin of steel, he cares too much about what other people think and he thinks too much about other people, he hás to learn from Pepe, not kidding, and Ronaldo (absolute determination) to get to the top and stay there you have to be ruthless. These guys teasing him are not his friends, true friends are if you are lucky a handful in a lifetime.

    Against Iran, if he starts he Will get more time on the ball as vs Spain and Morocco he and Mário apart from the WC pressure where under close attention, against Iran he Will probably have time for a few touches early in the game to ease himself in, Mário too if he starts. If that happens we Will start to see the Bernardo we know. Remembre he also had quite a few games at the begining for Portugal where he under-performed, but in the WC he is not going to get 10 games to get use to it, step up Bernardo ;)
     
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  16. iggymcfly

    iggymcfly Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    I feel like it's about the same either way. I think Russia's actually slightly better playing at home, but it's no material difference either way. Winning the group could make a big difference for the following rounds though.

    If we win the group
    Projected most likely QF matchup: Croatia or Denmark
    Projected most likely SF matchup: England, Switzerland, or Mexico

    If we finish 2nd
    Projected most likely QF matchup: France or Argentina
    Projected most likely SF matchup: Brazil, Belgium, or Germany
     
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  17. Chop thug

    Chop thug Red Card

    Toronto FC / Santa Clara / benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I do remember 2016 bro

    Can you agree that Marrocco is better than Iceland Austria or Hungary ? I think they are. give them credit , they are beasts in the middle and have Bennatia from juventus.

    relax , and watch your tone in the way you speak to me....
     
  18. trebaruna

    trebaruna Member

    Jun 13, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Bernardo Silva seems to be from a nice family and football in France, and I am assuming in England too is ghettolicious world. When CR7 first moved to Lisboa from Madeira, people would make fun of his accent. But that feeling helped him be stronger to power through all the critics ( and god knows there are) and building a determination that's no ordinary. I hope BS does the same and doesn't let this stuff affect his performance because he is a diamond.
     
  19. trebaruna

    trebaruna Member

    Jun 13, 2017
    Los Angeles
    I'll go with the first one.
     
  20. Chop thug

    Chop thug Red Card

    Toronto FC / Santa Clara / benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    all the doom and gloom comments. nao chorem, rapazes.

    Eu nao vou Chorar

    Forca Portugal
    Sandro G
     
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  21. Chop thug

    Chop thug Red Card

    Toronto FC / Santa Clara / benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    yeah he's just a machine in the field, strong and presence. dude is killer

    my boy and buddy who I played soccer growing up with, Tyreece, plays exactly like him. the Portuguese girls in my neighbourhood love the guy too.
     
  22. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    :thumbsup:
     
  23. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Well my family is not Nice :ROFLMAO: but coming from South África to England I also had to learn the hard way just how cynical people here are, they Will use anything to put you Down even if it does not help them, but it makes them feel good, especially the working class, which I am also part of, as they and most of the footballers do not have education and so everything is psychological. He Will have to toughen up quickly, his time as a footballer is maybe tops another 15 years which sounds plenty but ask any middle age person and they Will tell, where did all the years go, it is almost like the time goês quicker :D
     
  24. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I hoped Z's new sock wouldve be funnier. Still early
     
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  25. Chop thug

    Chop thug Red Card

    Toronto FC / Santa Clara / benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Game giving on tsn again

    Anyone else notice how Moro the morocco anthem sounds ?
     

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