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African Cup of Nations
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Hung S.J.
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01-07-2022, 10:38 AM -
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Some extra fitba' over the winter break. Quite Good

Will support Malawi since we have some weird post-colonial partnership that i'm never sure how to feel about.

Mon the Malawaiwiaians Jj zing
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01-07-2022, 10:44 AM -
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Are there any ex-Hearts boys involved? Rais Mbolhi still kicking a ball maybe?

I saw some guy who plays for Alloa has been called up Laugh
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01-07-2022, 10:53 AM -
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Under 2.5 is usually a good bet in the group stages.
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01-07-2022, 10:53 AM -
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Yeah he's going. Algerian have some players like.
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01-07-2022, 10:54 AM -
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Goalkeepers: Rais M'Bolhi (Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (Metz, France), Moustapha Zeghba (Damac, Saudi Arabia).
Defenders: Djameleddine Benlamri (Qatar SC, Qatar), Aissa Mandi (Villareal, Spain), Mohamed Amine Tougai, Ilyes Chetti, Abdelkader Bedrane (all Esperance, Tunisia), Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany), Youcef Atal (Nice, France), Houcine Benayada (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Mohamed Reda Halaimia (Beerschot, Belgium), Mehdi Tahrat (Al Gharafa, Qatar)
Midfielders: Ismael Bennacer (AC Milan, Italy), Ramiz Zerrouki (FC Twente, Netherlands), Adem Zorgane (Charleroi, Belgium), Haris Belkebla (Brest, France), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, Turkey), Sofiane Bendebka (Al Fateh, Saudi Arabia).
Forwards: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, England), Adam Ounas (Napoli, Italy), Youcef Belaïli (Unattached), Said Benrahma (West Ham United, England), Yacine Brahimi (Al Rayyan, Qatar), Farid Boulaya (Metz, France), Islam Slimani (Lyon, France), Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd, Qatar), Mohamed Amine Amoura (Lugano, Switzerland).
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01-07-2022, 10:57 AM -
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Are there any covid restrictions with crowds? I'm sure the last ACON had terrible attendances.
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01-07-2022, 11:12 AM -
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AFCON always has a few teams on paper that look class but hardly ever actually deliver. 

Will be making my decision on who to support based on their kits as usual when it comes to this one though.
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01-07-2022, 11:13 AM -
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(01-07-2022, 11:12 AM)Charlie Kelly Wrote: AFCON always has a few teams on paper that look class but hardly ever actually deliver. 

Will be making my decision on who to support based on their kits as usual when it comes to this one though.

You can’t really lay that accusation at Algeria though
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01-07-2022, 11:17 AM -
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(01-07-2022, 11:13 AM)Hung S.J. Wrote: You can’t really lay that accusation at Algeria though

Didn’t realise they won it last time :Laugh 

There is usually a team or two with a few high profile players flopping out the group stages though.
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01-07-2022, 03:07 PM -
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(01-07-2022, 10:54 AM)Hung S.J. Wrote: Goalkeepers: Rais M'Bolhi (Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (Metz, France), Moustapha Zeghba (Damac, Saudi Arabia).
Defenders: Djameleddine Benlamri (Qatar SC, Qatar), Aissa Mandi (Villareal, Spain), Mohamed Amine Tougai, Ilyes Chetti, Abdelkader Bedrane (all Esperance, Tunisia), Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany), Youcef Atal (Nice, France), Houcine Benayada (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Mohamed Reda Halaimia (Beerschot, Belgium), Mehdi Tahrat (Al Gharafa, Qatar)
Midfielders: Ismael Bennacer (AC Milan, Italy), Ramiz Zerrouki (FC Twente, Netherlands), Adem Zorgane (Charleroi, Belgium), Haris Belkebla (Brest, France), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, Turkey), Sofiane Bendebka (Al Fateh, Saudi Arabia).
Forwards: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, England), Adam Ounas (Napoli, Italy), Youcef Belaïli (Unattached), Said Benrahma (West Ham United, England), Yacine Brahimi (Al Rayyan, Qatar), Farid Boulaya (Metz, France), Islam Slimani (Lyon, France), Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd, Qatar), Mohamed Amine Amoura (Lugano, Switzerland).

Just won the Arab cup as well. Very good side.
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01-07-2022, 03:13 PM -
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(01-07-2022, 10:53 AM)Hung S.J. Wrote: Algerian have some players like.

(01-07-2022, 10:54 AM)Hung S.J. Wrote: Goalkeepers: Rais M'Bolhi (Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (Metz, France), Moustapha Zeghba (Damac, Saudi Arabia).
Defenders: Djameleddine Benlamri (Qatar SC, Qatar), Aissa Mandi (Villareal, Spain), Mohamed Amine Tougai, Ilyes Chetti, Abdelkader Bedrane (all Esperance, Tunisia), Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany), Youcef Atal (Nice, France), Houcine Benayada (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Mohamed Reda Halaimia (Beerschot, Belgium), Mehdi Tahrat (Al Gharafa, Qatar)
Midfielders: Ismael Bennacer (AC Milan, Italy), Ramiz Zerrouki (FC Twente, Netherlands), Adem Zorgane (Charleroi, Belgium), Haris Belkebla (Brest, France), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, Turkey), Sofiane Bendebka (Al Fateh, Saudi Arabia).
Forwards: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, England), Adam Ounas (Napoli, Italy), Youcef Belaïli (Unattached), Said Benrahma (West Ham United, England), Yacine Brahimi (Al Rayyan, Qatar), Farid Boulaya (Metz, France), Islam Slimani (Lyon, France), Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd, Qatar), Mohamed Amine Amoura (Lugano, Switzerland).

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01-07-2022, 03:15 PM -
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Here’s a question about African football: why is the Hillsborough disaster never referred to as a “stampede”, whereas you regularly hear of folk dying in African stadia due to stampedes? Woy Not Sure
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01-07-2022, 03:20 PM -
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What channel is covering it? Must say I've never enjoyed an AFCON usually tedious games with 500 stoppages a half.
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01-07-2022, 03:22 PM -
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Aye AFCON and COPA are absolute shite tbf.
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01-07-2022, 03:23 PM -
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Split between sky and bbc, think BBC have 10 games.
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01-07-2022, 03:31 PM -
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(01-07-2022, 03:15 PM)Acey Wrote: Here’s a question about African football: why is the Hillsborough disaster never referred to as a “stampede”, whereas you regularly hear of folk dying in African stadia due to stampedes? Woy Not Sure

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01-07-2022, 03:34 PM -
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(01-07-2022, 03:22 PM)Zizou Wrote: Aye AFCON and COPA are absolute shite tbf.

While agree with you on the AFCON, it's chaotic, the Copa America is a great mix of shithousery, brutality and technical brilliance. Not sure how folks can't enjoy football like that. Laugh
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01-07-2022, 03:35 PM -
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Seen a lot of the pundits talking about European football should respect AFCON more.

Don’t think they were meaning from a fans perspective but more clubs and managers trying to resist letting their players go during the season when it’s just as big as the euros for African players.
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01-07-2022, 03:38 PM -
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(01-07-2022, 03:34 PM)pondlife Wrote: While agree with you on the AFCON, it's chaotic, the Copa America is a great mix of shithousery, brutality and technical brilliance.  Not sure how folks can't enjoy football like that. Laugh

Spot on with the Copa America. Sound

I quite like the AFCON due to the madness of it all. Goalies making a cunt of things, shambolic defending at times and outstanding goals.
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01-07-2022, 03:49 PM -
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(01-07-2022, 03:34 PM)pondlife Wrote: While agree with you on the AFCON, it's chaotic, the Copa America is a great mix of shithousery, brutality and technical brilliance.  Not sure how folks can't enjoy football like that. Laugh

Na I can't take to the stop start nature of it and the theatrics.

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