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Old 21st June 2010, 03:11 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Re: FIFA WC Tipping comp

No-one would have picked the final score of 7 - 0 to Portugal.
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Old 21st June 2010, 03:15 PM   #287 (permalink)
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I might've

I said Brazil would beat North Korea 7-0. So close, and yet so completely wrong
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Old 21st June 2010, 03:37 PM   #288 (permalink)
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Behrami off. Dumb of him to swing his arms around at face level, and the over reaction from the Chilean didn't help his case.
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Old 21st June 2010, 05:05 PM   #289 (permalink)
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Behrami had taken one swing at the first Chilean, and then two, one head high, at the second.

Short of begging the referee to send him off, it's hard to see what more he could have done.

What Behrami should have done is stumble under the tackles from behind. (Not dive - late on in the match, a Chilean was yellow carded for simulation - but simply do enough to let the referee know he was being fouled; or he could have asked the referee for the free kick: this tactic worked on other occasions in this match. Either way, the result would have been a free kick in his favour, not a sending off.)


The Chilean goal looked off-side, but I can't feel that sorry for a Swiss team so determined to bore their way to the last sixteen. (And I'd forgotten that 1-0 was my prediction: I'd convinced myself it was 2-1 and was hoping for another goal from each team. )
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Old 21st June 2010, 05:19 PM   #290 (permalink)
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Yet another reason for us to hope Ghana beat Gemany and the Aussies beat Serbia. Entshuldigung Einlanzer aber Australia ist noch Nummer Eins....
Deal, you can have Serbia and we play 1:1 with Ghana or we win if it pleases Aussies
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Old 21st June 2010, 09:44 PM   #291 (permalink)
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This was almost certainly my best day (the three winning teams and two exact scorelines).

Things will go downhill fast for me after this.
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Old 21st June 2010, 10:05 PM   #292 (permalink)
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And another average two-pointer of a day for me. Sigh. If only Spain had had their shooting boots on...my four-nil scoreline would probably have been woefully short.
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Old 21st June 2010, 10:20 PM   #293 (permalink)
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I think 6 or 7 of us picked 2-0 to Spain (which seemed unlikely with 40 mins to play). A good day for me with only my second 4 pointer, but both in recent games.

Time for some inappropriate boasting then - ahahaha! Now I have zeroed in on results, I'm coming for you Cul/Einlanzer/Sephiroth/Ursa (and probably many more...)
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Old 21st June 2010, 10:20 PM   #294 (permalink)
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If David Villa hadn't squandered all of his chances, he could have got his hattrick and me four points...
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Old 21st June 2010, 10:33 PM   #295 (permalink)
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I simply do not know how Spain didn't score more than two goals. While watching, I took it for granted that my 2-0 prediction would look extremely silly.






By the way, although the Hondurans weren't up to much and had formidable opponents (give or take Spain's ability to score from all their chances), they often passed the ball with an assurance rarely matched by England the other day (against Algeria, that is). Bitter food for thought.
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Old 21st June 2010, 11:59 PM   #296 (permalink)
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The new ladder.

congrats to Ursa for his stella performance, up 9 points from yesterday.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 12:10 AM   #297 (permalink)
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Geez, it's getting tight at the top...
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Old 22nd June 2010, 12:42 AM   #298 (permalink)
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I really need things to pick up again. Today was a bad day.



Tue 22nd
Mexico 2 - 1 Uruguay
France 0 - 0 South Africa
Nigeria 1 - 1 South Korea
Greece 0 - 2 Argentina

Wed 23rd
Slovenia 0 - 1 England
USA 1 - 1 Algeria
Ghana 0 - 2 Germany
Australia 0 - 1 Serbia
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Old 22nd June 2010, 02:30 AM   #299 (permalink)
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Yeh, know what you mean mate...

Mind you, a couple of good results and I'll be up with the leading bunch.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 09:32 AM   #300 (permalink)
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Don't forget that 16 points are up for grabs in each of the next few days.


I'm beginning to regret my cynicism about the Mexico-Uruguay game. Mexico may not fancy meeting Argentina in the next round, which they almost certainly would if they draw today's game, and so may make a fight of it.
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