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World Cup 2018

Congratulations to France.

Thought Croatia were the better footballing side in the main - and were hard done by - especially by the earlier referee decisions that went against them for France’s first two goals.

Still, France put the ball in the back of the net more times, so…



Fair play to the French lads for doing a Guard Of Honour for the Croatian side…


Respect to the Croatian President - one of the few who didn’t have an umbrella protecting them for that dangerous rain during the handing out of medals etc… (also travels economy class, watches all the games, and prefers to sit with regular match-going fans)


Fans in Paris watching the game…

^ this fan at the ground in Moscow.


Video of French fans celebrating at The Marseillaise - from


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France 4 - 2 Croatia : 4pm KO - UK time : 5pm KO - CET time : 11am KO - US ET time

France team twitter : Croatian team twitter : World Cup Twitter : World Cup Website

FIFA’s World Cup Match Blog / Build-up / Match Report

BBC’s World Cup Match Blog / Build-up / Match Report

The Guardian’s World Cup Match Blog / Build-up / Match Report

EuroSport’s World Cup Match Blog / Build-up / Match Report

ESPN’s World Cup Match Blog / Build-up / Match Report

The game is live in the UK on both BBC1 & ITV1. In the USA, the game is live on Fox Sports and Telemundo.

Other countries around the world showing the match live -

Highlights & Full Match Replays from reddit/footballhighlights

2 minute Highlights -

How France reached The Final…

Group Game 1 vs Australia, 2-1 :
Group Game 2 vs Peru, 1-0 :
Group Game 3 vs Denmark, 0-0 :
Last 16 Game vs Argentina, 4-3 :
Quarter-Final vs Uruguay, 2-0 :
Semi-Final vs Belgium, 1-0 :

Wikipedia page on the French national football team

How Croatia reached The Final…

Group Game 1 vs Nigeria, 2-0 :
Group Game 2 vs Argentina, 3-0 :
Group Game 3 vs Iceland, 2-1 :
Last 16 Game vs Denmark, 1-1 (Cro won 3-2 on pens) :
Quarter-Final vs Russia, 2-2 (Cro won 4-3 on pens) :
Semi-Final vs England, 2-1 (aet) :

Wikipedia page on the Croatian national football team

Wikipedia page for the 2018 World Cup


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Belgian fans gather to welcome home their team…

More likely at &

A video from Hazard on the surrounding crowds from the open-top bus - from r/soccer

Some quality videos of the players & crowds…


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Pens is an abbreviation for penalties, mate 😃

In the knockout stages of a tournament, if the scoreline is tied after 90 minutes there is an extra-time period of 30 minutes to see if one team can triumph. If the scores are still level, penalties are then used to decide the winner.

Each team gets 5 penalties each - whoever scores the most penalties, wins. Each penalty has to be taken by a different player.

However, on occasion, the ties are still level after the 5 penalties are taken… this then results in a further round of 1 penalty each (sometimes referred to as ‘sudden death penalties’) - to be taken by players who have not yet taken a penalty - and it continues until there is a winner.

Sometimes this results in both goalkeepers taking penalties, occasionally against each other - which is quite a rare event, and usually fun/entertaining to watch.

If the scores are still level after everyone has taken a penalty - it just resets back to the players who originally took the set of 5 penalties - and continues until there is a winner…


This video may show / explain it better (a 15-14 win on penalties for Liverpool a couple of years back)…


YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars finds

Thought this intriguing - and worth a re-post, here…

screams in the void said:

have not seen this posted elsewhere , just came across this link on Adywan’s Revisited page on facebook …looks like a neat project …

Hope the project goes well - looking forward to seeing it, upon release 😃

Jedit: Adywan’s facebook page for Star Wars Revisited is - always worth a visit!


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Hopefully something like a 4-4 scoreline, followed by a high-scoring penalty shootout - with goalkeepers taking the deciding pens, will do for me 😃 Good luck to you too, mate.

A couple of quality beers at the ready 😃


‘5 of the Most Spectacular Third Place Playoff Games in World Cup History’:-

^ Here’s hoping it’ll be 6 after today’s game…


a Snoopy / Peanuts / Charlie Brown appreciation thread - especially the 2015 film

LuckyGungan2001 said:

… aside from the 2015 film which I thought was shit.

Mate, this is an appreciation thread (especially re the 2015 film - as per the thread title - yes?)

If you’re going to state you didn’t enjoy or rate it, then at lest say which aspects you found wanting etc, or parts you did enjoy / thought were ok. Just calling something ‘shit’ in a thread like this isn’t on, mate.

This isn’t The Cantina (where lighter moderation is in place). And you’re better than that.

YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars finds

‘Star Wars: How to Make Rey’s Last Jedi Lightsaber for $25 with sounds, clashes, and lights’…

Part One -

Part Two -



and also this…

‘Star Wars: How to Make the Skywalker lightsaber blade - The Last Jedi for $5’ ($30 for the whole 'saber):-


Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

‘12 Russian intelligence officers indicted by US for hacking Democrats emails in 2016 election’…


‘Russians indicted over US election hack’:-



In other news…

‘Aerial view of London anti-Trump protest’:-


‘Trump UK Visit: More Than 100,000 People Reportedly Attend Protests Against US President – Live Updates’:-


‘Anti-Trump protests in the UK – in pictures’:-


‘Trump London protests - LIVE: President immediately commits faux pas after meeting Queen as ‘100,000’ vent rage against US leader at march’:-

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‘The roads to Moscow – a World Cup photo essay’…

A snippet… ‘All roads led to Moscow, with almost all air, rail and road travel between the cities easiest through the capital. This meant Moscow became a fan hub, packed not only with fans awaiting games in the city but those stopping over for a day or two between the football. It was the World Cup of Google Translate and of Tinder, with thousands of friendships and relationships springing up between locals and fans.’

<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>

LordZerome1080 said:

I’m curious if they’ll make a Solo sequel

It’ll be intriguing to see if they continue an arc into the next standalone film - maybe a character or two from Solo popping up, a continuation of The Crimson Dawn or Nefys Nest stories etc - in let’s say… a Fett or Kenobi ‘A Star Wars Story’ film… a mini-trilogy of sorts?

A direct Solo sequel? I hope so - though seemingly not. Books and comics may be the way for any continuance of the characters & events from Solo.