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World Cup Germany 2006
Posted: 05 June 2006 09:16 PM   [ Ignore ]

Alright, until Friday’s kickoff, let’s post all predictions, pools, inquiries, and trash talk here….

I pick Argentina to win it all.

Posted: 06 June 2006 04:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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England still wont’ win though. It’s funny because they THINK They will.

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Posted: 06 June 2006 06:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That robot dance is beyond dumb.

I’ve put my money on Argentina to win it all….

Posted: 06 June 2006 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]

My favourites:

Brazil
Netherlands
Italy

Posted: 06 June 2006 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I just want France to burn a quick death and lose 3 games in the group and leave.

If football was like war, the French would never win.

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Posted: 06 June 2006 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]

Richard, I don’t see your last two picks at all. Do you know something we don’t?

Coorey, do you think the Socceroos will win a game?

Posted: 06 June 2006 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Three things I want to see:
* The USA win it all
* England fail miserably
* Mexico fail miserably

I don’t expect I’ll see any of them.

Posted: 07 June 2006 01:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]

Well, the Dutch had the best record in qualifying, and haven’t started arguing amongst themselves yet like they normally do.  Trust me, they are a good side.

The Italians are solid at the back and if a few things break right for them they may surprise.

I will answer on behalf of Phil and say that Australia will beat Japan, who (the fluke draw with Germany excepted) cannot score goals against half decent teams, and do not like physical teams - and as the Dutch will testify, Australia are very physical.  They might also beat Croatia, if the manager persists in playing his Son - who is truly hopeless - in Central midfield.  I notice the Serbian coach has jettisoned his son from the squad but suspect that the Croat coach is too pig headed to do the same.

Posted: 07 June 2006 04:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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All right, I’ll say it.

Italy won’t make it out of the first round.

That’s right, you heard it here first.

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Posted: 07 June 2006 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Richard - 07 June 2006 01:48 AM

Well, the Dutch had the best record in qualifying, and haven’t started arguing amongst themselves yet like they normally do.  Trust me, they are a good side.

The Italians are solid at the back and if a few things break right for them they may surprise.

I will answer on behalf of Phil and say that Australia will beat Japan, who (the fluke draw with Germany excepted) cannot score goals against half decent teams, and do not like physical teams - and as the Dutch will testify, Australia are very physical.  They might also beat Croatia, if the manager persists in playing his Son - who is truly hopeless - in Central midfield.  I notice the Serbian coach has jettisoned his son from the squad but suspect that the Croat coach is too pig headed to do the same.

The Dutch taem is injured like crazy. VdV, Sneijder, and Cocu are all suspected to be hurt. Robben is acting like he doesn’t give a rats ass

Just frakking lovely.

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Posted: 07 June 2006 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]

So the Croatian kid sucks? The paper here was raving about him, but I was suspicious as he still plays in the Croatian league. Imagine pulling that nonsense at a World Cup. I saw Italy a fair bit in qualifying and was very unimpressed.

Posted: 08 June 2006 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]

The Croatian Daddy’s boy is awful.  I have seen him play in the flesh twice this year (albeit in friendlies) and it looks like a member of the public has wandered onto the pitch.  He plays in his home league because he ain’t good enough to cut it abroad.

Posted: 09 June 2006 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]

Well, we all know Brazil’s going to win, so for my actual prediction I’ll go with something random and silly (but not totally implausible) - Spain!  Why not?  I’d go with the Czechs if they weren’t in USA’s group.

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Posted: 09 June 2006 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]

Dammit, Germany looks like they suck, bu they are steamrolling Costa Rica right now

Posted: 09 June 2006 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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No they’re not. They’re only up 3-2, according to my gamecast.

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Posted: 09 June 2006 05:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]

they just scored the second goal, on a busted offside trap
costa rica has conceded the midfield to the germans, but they aren’t using the space at all

Posted: 09 June 2006 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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The gamecast guy, who I am really appreciating right now, says that wanchope is underutilized because of poor rica midfield play.  Seems a stud though.  Damn I wish I was home watching this game.

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Posted: 09 June 2006 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Is there another discussion of this in gamechatter or something? Probably. If there is, I guess I’ll just go there, though it seems silly to have a gamechatter for the cup when we can’t even get one for regular baseball games half of the time.

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Posted: 09 June 2006 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]

Wanchope is older than the mountains, and really not that great a player, atleast not anymore. But yea, the costa rican midfield sucks

Posted: 09 June 2006 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]

wowza!! crazy shot!

Posted: 09 June 2006 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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INteresting that the gamecast updates have had a goal for a few minutes but the score on the same program still doesn’t.

The guy apparently thinks that the ball is swerving all over the place.

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Posted: 09 June 2006 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]

rb, we’re doing it in here. I was going to create separate posts for each game, but sadly, I don’t think there’s enough interest.
Maybe for the knockout stages.

Go Poland!

Germany can’t defend, BTW.

Posted: 09 June 2006 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Go poland? Really? That bunch of floppers and fakers? Next you’re going to tell me you’re cheering for Italy.

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Posted: 09 June 2006 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]

stupid commentators. the late 60s-early 70s polish team was considered one of the best ever, with 2 all time great players.
it was a disappointment they didn’t win

Posted: 09 June 2006 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
(rb) Brian Mccann?s #1 fan. - 09 June 2006 06:37 PM

Go poland? Really? That bunch of floppers and fakers? Next you’re going to tell me you’re cheering for Italy.

you haven’t seen brazil or argentina play ! for some reason, I always pull for argentina/holland and piggy back on some underdog

Posted: 09 June 2006 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I personally always cheer for crowd shots when holland plays. They have some really hot fans.

In other news, I think the world cup crashed espn.

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