[Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

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The winner of the 2010 World Cup will be:

Poll ended at 11 Jun 2010 14:34

Brazil
1
6%
Germany
2
12%
The Netherlands
2
12%
Spain
1
6%
Argentina
2
12%
France
1
6%
England
3
18%
Italy
1
6%
United States
2
12%
Other
2
12%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby dune stroller » 23 Jun 2010 15:03

First time I've seen Germany wearing black since Escape to Victory. :Adolf:

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 15:04

dune stroller wrote:
nampigai wrote:
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nampigai wrote:yea well group D is actually still completely open. I think Serbia and Germany will win tonight though


That's where my money would go.


germany is under pressure from ghana - Özil missed the change of a life time!


That's why I never gamble. :snooty:


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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby merkin muffley » 25 Jun 2010 11:35

So, Brazil and Portugal play to a scoreless draw in a game where both were guaranteed to get out of their group. They need to change a rule somewhere, because that is lame.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Nekhrun » 25 Jun 2010 11:37

merkin muffley wrote:So, Brazil and Portugal play to a scoreless draw in a game where both were guaranteed to get out of their group. They need to change a rule somewhere, because that is lame.

You mean like get rid of all the fucking ties?
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby TheDukester » 25 Jun 2010 11:39

Nekhrun wrote:You mean like get rid of all the fucking ties?

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jun 2010 11:41

Yeah, ties suck.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby dune stroller » 25 Jun 2010 11:46

Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, ties suck.


That one did, but after tonight every game has to have a winner. :dance:

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jun 2010 11:53

dune stroller wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, ties suck.


That one did, but after tonight every game has to have a winner. :dance:


So, how will they settle a tie when time expires? Some kind of shoot-out?
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby dune stroller » 25 Jun 2010 11:56

Freakzilla wrote:
dune stroller wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, ties suck.


That one did, but after tonight every game has to have a winner. :dance:


So, how will they settle a tie when time expires? Some kind of shoot-out?


Yeah, 30 min extra time and then penalty kicks. That does tend to make good TV.
Can also ruin players lives though, such a shame.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Nekhrun » 25 Jun 2010 13:05

dune stroller wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
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Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, ties suck.


That one did, but after tonight every game has to have a winner. :dance:


So, how will they settle a tie when time expires? Some kind of shoot-out?


Yeah, 30 min extra time and then penalty kicks. That does tend to make good TV.
Can also ruin players lives though, such a shame.

That's the kind of thing that could get people here watching. We love watching people fall from grace.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2010 12:49

USA vs. Ghana 1 hr 10 m...

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 27 Jun 2010 02:52

I'm sorry, USA, I really am.But that's the nature of the game.

Go Ghana!!

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Omphalos » 27 Jun 2010 03:17

Pretty good game. I watched most of it with one of my kids.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jun 2010 07:23

Thus ends my interest. :cry:
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 27 Jun 2010 07:50

Sorry, Freak.

It's quite odd for me, all this World Cup stuff.

I used to follow soccer when I was a child growing up in the UK - well, you just did, that's all - and later, my cousin Bruce played for Liverpool and I still had some interest in the game.

But by now, and in common with most white Seffricans, I mostly ignore it. The hoop-la with the World Cup has quickened my interest again a little bit, but there's much more to see and do in this world than a couple of dozen blokes running around after a ball. So the hectic partying has passed me by. Except for 2 in the morning when I get woken up by a bloody vuvuzela that is.

I'm aware that England is playing Germany tonight, and that it's quite an anticipated match, especially by the police - I might watch it, or I might find a fascinating chocolate cake to bake. :mrgreen:

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jun 2010 15:44

I see Germany handed England their ass.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby chanilover » 27 Jun 2010 17:10

Freakzilla wrote:I see Germany handed England their ass.


We were robbed.
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby chanilover » 27 Jun 2010 17:11

Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Sorry, Freak.

It's quite odd for me, all this World Cup stuff.

I used to follow soccer when I was a child growing up in the UK - well, you just did, that's all - and later, my cousin Bruce played for Liverpool and I still had some interest in the game.



You're Bruce Grobelaar's cousin! That's even more impressive than being Frank Herbert's grandson :D
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby SandRider » 27 Jun 2010 18:53

I just had enough of the why Soccer will/will not "catch on" in the USA horseshit ...

this game is deeply embedded in the American culture, and not just from the "immigrants" ...
we've had what, three generations of kids now grow up playing the game, since Pele in the 70s ...
you can't swing a dead rattlesnake and not hit an American kid under 40 who played the game ....
it may be fashionable for an American to say they don't like soccer and don't get the
offside rule and such ... those people are pretentious pricks ...

what these shitheels mean is "Why Soccer won't pull the Big-Money like the NFL & NBA" ....
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby TheDukester » 27 Jun 2010 19:14

One huge problem, though: those three generations of kids have not grown up to become adult soccer fans. There's almost no correlation whatsoever.

Yes, youth soccer is gigantic in this country (I think it might be our biggest sport in terms of sheer participation). Which is great; I wholeheartedly agree that it is a relatively simple sport that requires little equipment and helps our little video-game addicts get off the couch and into some fresh air. I've got no problem with any of that.

But, typically, they hit high school age and either shift into (or are dragged by desperate coaches) our more traditional team sports or else drift away from soccer altogether. Eight years later (by the time college is over, generally speaking), they have fond memories of playing youth soccer, but zero interest in actually following the sport.
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Postby TheDukester » 27 Jun 2010 19:15

And ...

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3,000. :dance:
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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby SandChigger » 27 Jun 2010 20:22

How's Brazil doing? :P

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jun 2010 21:00

SandChigger wrote:How's Brazil doing? :P


They play Chile tomorrow.
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Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 27 Jun 2010 21:55

chanilover wrote:You're Bruce Grobelaar's cousin! That's even more impressive than being Frank Herbert's grandson :D


Yes, I am. He was a useful cousin to have in Salisbury (now Harare), because you could go into the direst poor quarters and not be mugged. :D

TheDukester wrote:But, typically, they hit high school age and either shift into (or are dragged by desperate coaches) our more traditional team sports or else drift away from soccer altogether. Eight years later (by the time college is over, generally speaking), they have fond memories of playing youth soccer, but zero interest in actually following the sport.


A bit like Rounders, you mean - or Hockey, to make a better parallel. Hockey as played in English girls' schools, I mean. We all played it but dropped it as fast as possible after we left school. Yes, funding seems to rule.

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Re: [Totally OT] World Cup prediction thread

Postby nampigai » 30 Jun 2010 04:24

@Aquila ka-Hecate

give my regards to Bruce - from a liverpool supporter in Denmark. He was one in a million :-)
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