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Old 2nd July 2010, 04:11 PM   #541 (permalink)
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The only way I can get anywhere near your points total is to choose different results and I had assumed you'd by tipping Brazil to win and thus I ought to predict a Dutch win (the only way of getting gaining four points on you in this match).
I tried a similar logic and wouldn't exactly say it worked

Of course, the dutch just scored as I write and will probably win now. Or Brazil score one more and I'm happy.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 04:13 PM   #542 (permalink)
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Or rather, Brazil just scored again...and will hopefully get a third
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Old 2nd July 2010, 04:29 PM   #543 (permalink)
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Um, no they didn't! Netherlands are UP somehow!??!

It's a great game!
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Old 2nd July 2010, 04:34 PM   #544 (permalink)
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Great game and a red card for Brazil...

*bows to Ursa's superior bear-logic*

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Old 2nd July 2010, 04:54 PM   #545 (permalink)
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And Cul gets another point and I get another no point.

Is there any point in me continuing...?


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Um, no they didn't!
Oh yes they did: but in their own net.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 04:58 PM   #546 (permalink)
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Re: FIFA WC Tipping comp

Amazing...Brazil out of the World Cup...who would have thought it.

Netherlands 2 - Brazil 1

Brazil basically imploded after scores went level in the second half.

Well done to Cul, the only one I think who picked the Netherlands to win.

Hopefully Argentina can stay in being my pick for the event. Spain look pretty darn good too though.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:01 PM   #547 (permalink)
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Unfreakingbelievable.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:02 PM   #548 (permalink)
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Well, losing a point to Cul means I could really use a perfect result tonight, now. (And I need some kind of result to avoid having my first ever zero points day.)


Congrats to the Dutch, though. I'm delighted they're through -- I just didn't think they'd beat Brazil, who have looked so solid. But today, Brazil imploded. Terrible mistake by the keeper for the first, awful defending from the corner for the second, and an idiotic, needless foul by Felipe Melo that left them a man down.


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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:02 PM   #549 (permalink)
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A good result for the competition in one way I guess.

Would be good to see the Netherlands or Spain win the WC, to have a fresh faced winner so to speak; Argentina my pick notwithstanding.
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A great result for the competition, IMO. A Brazil win would have been the most boring option possible.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:04 PM   #551 (permalink)
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....But today, Brazil imploded...
Hoi! Stop pinching my words!....

Amazing result all the same though...

EDIT: Oi no. 2 I also said it was a good result for the comp. Man....there must be an echo in here Helloooo...Helloooo. Hellooo.....

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Heh. Hey, I didn't see your post 'til I'd posted mine, I'll have you know.


(Interesting that you said 'hoi', though. That's Dutch, don't you know? ;p)




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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:07 PM   #553 (permalink)
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Heh. Hey, I didn't see your post 'til I'd posted mine, I'll have you know.


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Yeh I know..... I'm going crazy over this result. Never thought it would happen at this stage to be honest.

No, I didn't know that was Dutch, albeit I speak German, which is obviously similar.

Cheers and night....
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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:10 PM   #554 (permalink)
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When I said it was a great result for the comp, I was actually agreeing with you. I did see that post.



Anyway, me too -- I had a horrid feeling Brazil might bore their way to another title, so I'm glad they're out.
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Well at least I'm part Dutch (which takes a tiny bit of the point-dropping pain away).


And it should be good for the competition. While the Dutch played (and play) really well, they don't take that aura of incincibility into a game in the way that Brazil often does.

It should make for an interesting final.


And a run of success has ended: I think I'm right in saying that whenever the World Cup Final is held outside of Europe and Latin America**, Brazil has won: in both the US** and Japan. But not in South Africa.



** - On the basis that the US is not yet in Latin America.
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