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Ross90

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  1. Light drizzle for half an hour in Motherwell earlier today, that's only the second time it's rained here in nearly 4 weeks.
  2. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    Has anyone seen the post world cup song by an Ireland fan? Found it quite amusing although possibly best watched when in a better mood.
  3. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    Like i and many others said, they basically played nobody until the semis and lost against the first good team they played.IMO if you compare the 2 starting elevens England are actually slightly better than Croatia so i wouldn't exactly say it's been a big achievement coming through an average group and beating 2 average teams in the knock out rounds only to lose to something like the 10th best international side.
  4. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    To be honest i think Belgium would be a harder final.France rely heavily on Mbappe, Belgium have more attacking options plus nearly all of their players are used to playing with or against English players.
  5. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    They're better than average, on paper they're probably about the 5/6th best European nation which was my whole point about people suggesting they've had a hard run, all they've done so far is beat teams that they should be beating.
  6. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    I don't think anyone is suggesting it would be a hollow achievement if they win it. I'm certainly not but i would agree that it has been a fairly easy run to the semis or final and so far they have achieved absolutely nothing other than beating a couple of fairly average sides.The first time they'll play a top team is in the final and my prediction would be that's where reality will set in and they'll lose probably in a similar fashion to how Liverpool lost the champs league final. If they win then fair play they've had a fantastic tournament but if they lose the final then i would say that's about what should have been expected given the quality of teams they played up until that point.
  7. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    They do, i was actually complimenting England in that they should be beating all those sides who they've played so far.I just don't get everyone trying to build their opposition up as though it's been a tough run to get to where they are.If Belgium had finished second in the group and had the same run everyone would be saying how they've had it easy and haven't played any top teams yet.
  8. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    Do you disagree with any of it?
  9. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    Celebrating yes why not but they have absolutely had it easy and i'd suggest anyone who thinks it's been a hard run to the semis or even the final doesn't have much knowledge about football. The Belgium game barely counts as they were both through and playing their second team so the other 4 teams... Tunisia were rubbish along with all the African nations, Panama were the worst team at the tournament and would struggle to compete in the English lower leagues.Columbia were the second worst south american side after Peru and they were missing their best player and Sweden were a very average side.You can say they beat Germany, Italy etc but that was more down to those side being poor than Sweden being good.Look through their squad and tell me one player who would even get on the England bench? Croatia is more of a 50/50 but once again they only have 2 players in Rakitic and Modric who would get in the England starting 11.England have been favourites to get through all 3 knock out rounds so far, if they hadn't gotten to the final it would've taken a poor result losing to a weaker side somewhere. Fair enough you can only beat who's in front of you but they've had one of the easiest runs to the final that they'll ever get.The first top 10 team in the world that they'll have to play is Belgium or France.
  10. Surely even putting it next to a metal fence could affect readings, are they not supposed to be a certain distance away from any object? Of all the open areas they could put it at strathy putting it next to where the boats are stored where cars and vans frequently go seems like a strange one but maybe they were worried about it being vandalised if it was out in the open. Looks like a top temp of about 23C today and not dropping below 17 tonight today is the 14th consecutive day where the minimum daytime max has been at least 20C here, been a while since that happened.
  11. Not surprised, it was hot yes but that did seem a couple of degrees higher than every other temp in the area so it possibly was inaccurate.
  12. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    Yes any match that's being shown in the UK should be unbiased.There are plenty of people watching the wc games who want at least a semi professional outlook on the games rather than what is more like an England tv channel.Plenty of people who are watching it are not supporting England. I mean c'mon the attempt at defending Maguire by the commentator was just embarrassing.If Neymar had done that against England he'd have been slaughtered by the media here but because it was Maguire it barely got mentioned even though it was one of the most obvious dives of the tournament.That's just one example.
  13. Ross90

    World Cup 2018

    I wish ITV or BBC could have unbiased commentary but that's not going to happen. I have nothing against England, unlike many from the other home nations i don't wish them failure however i really can't stand the cringy commentary which in my opinion is what irritates Scots, Irish and Welsh the most.
  14. I'm still a bit skeptical, Glasgow usually has top temps a degree or two higher than Mwell and their top temp was under 32, it did feel pretty hot and it's maybe hard to tell the difference between say 29 and 33 but i think 29C was a more realistic temp here. It does seem a bit pointless using Drumalbin when the stations in Glasgow are all far closer to Mwell than 23 miles.
  15. Noticed that on the news earlier, according to the met it only got to 28.8C that day although their weather station is drumalbin which is a few miles outside Mwell.Where would they have got the 33.2 from?
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