Third Place Play Off

DB
07:53, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Does anyone actually watch this one? You'll have to forgive me, I'm post Italia 90 so this is new to me. To me, it sounds like a complete load of balls and I'll probably give it a miss but if it's the done thing then I'll stand corrected...
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ZLAMMER replying to DB
07:54, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
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lost that as well
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DB replying to ZLAMMER
08:06, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
God you're insufferable. When's the next Welsh defeat? Or in other words, when's the next Welsh international?
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The Hurricane replying to ZLAMMER
08:07, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Personally I think it should be scrapped....it is a non event in all honesty

It's heartache enough for any nation to lose the semi, I'm sure the players, coaches, backroom staff etc would probably all like to get home ASAP

The only one I ever watched in whole was our 1990 loss to Italy

Ironically Belgium again Saturday and I'm sure he'll give a chance to all the players who were not involved so far, Butland is one of them with Pope replacing him at some point , Loftus Cheek, Alexander Arnold, Welbeck and Cahill should get another shot

I think he will stick with Kane for the Golden Boot final run-in

Harry Kane leads Lukaku by 2 goals but if either of them don't play or score , both Griezmann and Mbappe could tie with a hat trick for France in the Final


The boot isn't Harry's just yet
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Ribeye replying to DB
08:11, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Pointless game. I'll go the pub as i usually do on a saturday and hope all the divs that have been clogging the bar up for the England games stay at home.
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DES replying to Ribeye
08:16, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Ribeye
Pointless game. I'll go the pub as i usually do on a saturday and hope all the divs that have been clogging the bar up for the England games stay at home.
Think you mean all the ordinary folk who have been enjoying themselves don’t stop a grumpy git from drinking on his own!
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Sir Heisenberg replying to DB
08:21, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
DB
God you're insufferable. When's the next Welsh defeat? Or in other words, when's the next Welsh international?
Take no notice of his childish wind-ups Deebs.

To answer your original question, I can’t imagine many real football fans giving a toss about the play-off. Sure the Johnny-come-latelys who get all excited once every 20 odd years when we do OK in a tournament will be organising Play-Off BBQs and tthe like for Saturday afternoon, but I bet the players and the backroom staff wish they were on the first flight out of Russia this morning..

I remember Blues playing in a 3rd/4th Place Play-Off in the FA Cup in 1972. We beat Stoke on penalties after a boring 0-0. Don’t think it was done before (certainly not four years earlier in 68) nor ever again (definitively not three years later in 75, although they may have given it another go in 73). Basically it was just a glorified pre-season friendly, and the only reason there was a decent crowd was that we were starting our first season back in Div 1 the following Saturday and everyone was pumped up about that.

I’ll be on a ferry back from Roscoff to Plymouth on Saturday afternoon, and won’t be able to drink because of having to drive when we get back, so if they’ve got it on the telly it’ll help to pass a couple of hours, but I might just go and have a kip in the cabin instead.

To sum up ...

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WorcsAzul replying to DB
08:24, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Utterly pointless game. I hope and expect it will be the Belgian reserves against the English reserves again and don’t care about the result.
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to DB
08:27, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
DB
God you're insufferable. When's the next Welsh defeat? Or in other words, when's the next Welsh international?

Once Bale gets a little older you won't see Wales at a tournament for another 50 odd years.

England not qualifying for a tournament will always be more relevant than Wales qualifying for one.
We deserve our club back

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The Hurricane replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
08:28, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Who manages Wales these days ??


Seriously, I have no clue
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ZLAMMER replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
08:29, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
both Semi finalists pal
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to The Hurricane
08:33, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Is it Craig Bellamy? It's an ex player.

Might be Giggs.
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to ZLAMMER
08:34, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
ZLAMMER
both Semi finalists pal

We are, I'm completely 100% right though and you know it.
We deserve our club back

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ZLAMMER replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
08:36, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
maybe :)

meanwhile Croatia 2-1 England

gotta hurt.
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to ZLAMMER
09:01, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
It's not the result that hurts, they're a very good and experienced side.

It's the feeling of loss that such an amazing summer feels over. The country pulling together and uniting behind the most likeable team in decades.

What a fantastic ride.
We deserve our club back

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ZLAMMER replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
09:05, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
thumbs up
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Bluesince62 replying to The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
11:58, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
No feeling of loss here, they did as well as they could, just fetched up short against a better side on the night. Don't get some of the angst.
As for Saturday, looking forward to it. End of the World cup for me really, all my interest goes when we are out so not even that fussed about watching the final, though I probably will.
Still a fantastic summer and world cup.
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
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e17blue replying to Bluesince62
12:09, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
The good thing is that England have had a good run, gone further than expected and blooded some good young players for the future.

In previous years we've struggled to get out of the group stages, but we finally look like we're building into a good set up.

It also means I haven't had to watch or listen to Wimbledon and the preseason friendlies start today for blues.
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brierleyblue replying to e17blue
13:00, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Keep on forgetting this game even exists.

Was wondering why they weren't on the first plane home last night.

Totally pointless.
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Andy replying to WorcsAzul
13:23, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
WorcsAzul
Utterly pointless game. I hope and expect it will be the Belgian reserves against the English reserves again and don’t care about the result.

Personally, I would give the winner of the third place playoff automatic qualification into the next world cup, make it worth playing for.
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number8 replying to Andy
13:31, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
even the winner doesn't get that anymore...
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Predator replying to ZLAMMER
13:42, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
ZLAMMER
maybe :)

meanwhile Croatia 2-1 England

gotta hurt.

Wales are a woeful team, couldn’t even qualify to participate in this tournament. Semi’s in Euro’s don’t compare to semi’s in a World Cup, go attend to you’re sheep ;)
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Oldham replying to Predator
13:44, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
You are sheep?
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Nath replying to ZLAMMER
13:45, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
by definition a semi final in a world cup is a better achievement than a semi final in a European championship
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STD replying to Andy
13:51, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Andy
WorcsAzul
Utterly pointless game. I hope and expect it will be the Belgian reserves against the English reserves again and don’t care about the result.

Personally, I would give the winner of the third place playoff automatic qualification into the next world cup, make it worth playing for.

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davenports replying to brierleyblue
13:54, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Seems like a match that is just a complete waste of time.
With the new season almost here wouldn.t it make more sense for players to get a bit of home time before returning to training ?
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B13blues replying to davenports
14:32, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Agree a total waste of time and probably the last thing the players want after the disappointment of going out.
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The Penguin replying to B13blues
16:23, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
I like Whales
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Sir Digby Chicken Caesar replying to B13blues
16:30, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
I was straight back to Brum from Turin in ‘90. Can’t believe the players would have wanted any part of the game versus Italy.

Only thing riding on this one is Kane solidifying the Golden Boot. Lukaku being a hattrick away from passing Kane pretty much sees Kane getting the accolade. I couldn’t give a monkey’s about the game or the Golden Boot.
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The Hurricane replying to Andy
19:37, Thursday 12 Jul 2018
Andy
WorcsAzul
Utterly pointless game. I hope and expect it will be the Belgian reserves against the English reserves again and don’t care about the result.

Personally, I would give the winner of the third place playoff automatic qualification into the next world cup, make it worth playing for.

That is a quite excellent idea but far too simplified for the simpletons that lead FIFA


For more than 60 years , the winners of the WC always qualified for the following tournament along with the next host nation or co-hosts

France whined about going home early from 2002 because they made the excuse that they had no preparation game time (such as qualifiers) and FIFA amazingly bowed to the pressure....the reality was that the French had just become too big for their boots and simply played cr@p in Korea and Japan

This was a joke decision …...Give a berth at the next one to both the Finalists AND the 3rd place side …..Simples, you then automatically make that existing non event 3rd place match a real carrot worth pursuing for both of the losing semi finalists


For preparation for the next WC , teams can arrange friendlies against high quality opponents and it also helps the domestic League of that nation with less fixture congestion.....the qualifiers these days hardly capture the imagination of the fans as well and the groups also become less congested



Who's gonna start the petition then ??


Plus I don't think this 48 nation format for 2026 is going to be successful , it's going to be a disaster and prime for all kinds of result fixing IMHO
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