View Poll Results: Who's going to win the world cup?

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  • Brazil

    3 5.36%
  • Argentina

    4 7.14%
  • Germany

    14 25.00%
  • France

    13 23.21%
  • Spain

    3 5.36%
  • Belgium

    9 16.07%
  • Uruguay

    3 5.36%
  • Portugal

    2 3.57%
  • England

    2 3.57%
  • Other

    3 5.36%
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  1. #381
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    Quote Originally Posted by theram1975 View Post
    Maradona's in some state tonight.

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    Germany got twice as many votes as any other country on our poll. Obviously a lot of people on this board don't know much about football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    Is qualifying decided by GD or head to head
    Head to head, then goal difference, then (might be goals scored), then fair play, then toss of a coin.
    So if itís a draw between Belgium and England, it will depend on bookings.
    England has two yellows, Belgium has three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    Germany got twice as many votes as any other country on our poll. Obviously a lot of people on this board don't know much about football.
    That will be the pant pishers then

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    There should be more stoppage time

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...ly-inaccurate/

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    Can anyone explain this utter sh1te about the loser of England-Belgium supposedly having the advantage for the rest of the tournament? The argument seems to rest on the fact that the winner will probably play Brazil in the quarters - so phkn what? England can just as easily get horsed aff Colombia next round; Belgium could well beat Brazil. Since when did it become undesirable to win a match? Twitter gimps, honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jormungand View Post
    Can anyone explain this utter sh1te about the loser of England-Belgium supposedly having the advantage for the rest of the tournament? The argument seems to rest on the fact that the winner will probably play Brazil in the quarters - so phkn what? England can just as easily get horsed aff Colombia next round; Belgium could well beat Brazil. Since when did it become undesirable to win a match? Twitter gimps, honestly.
    Who would you rather play in the quarter finals, Brazil or Sweden/Switzerland? That's why it was better to lose tonight.

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    If you think about the draw as four quarters each with four teams trying to make the semi-final then the England quarter is clearly the weakest.

    If you look at the odds for winning the tournament at the moment, for instance, Colombia are the 9th best team and Switzerland are the 11th best team (Sweden 13th). Every other quarter they could have ended up in involves beating a team much better than those three: Brazil (favourites), Spain (second favourites), France (5th favourites).

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    I've been pretty underwhelmed by the overall standard of the football. The standard at Euro 2016 was poor as well. The inflow of money in modern football doesn't seem to correlate with an increase in quality. Perhaps the concentration of resources in a small number of leagues and clubs and the heightened financial stakes of elite club football has resulted in smaller arena for world class talent to develop.

    Compare with France 98 and Euro 2000 - probably the last two tournaments before the Champions League became the be all and end all. There were three or four teams in each of those who would comfortably be favourites in this WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarok View Post
    I've been pretty underwhelmed by the overall standard of the football. The standard at Euro 2016 was poor as well. The inflow of money in modern football doesn't seem to correlate with an increase in quality. Perhaps the concentration of resources in a small number of leagues and clubs and the heightened financial stakes of elite club football has resulted in smaller arena for world class talent to develop.

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    i.e Modern fitba is a bit f@cked these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    Who would you rather play in the quarter finals, Brazil or Sweden/Switzerland? That's why it was better to lose tonight.
    1. It overlooks the next round. Colombia is arguably a harder match than Japan.
    2. It supposes that Brazil will beat Mexico: Brazil are the favourites but hardly improbable to think they might lose that match. Actually, having watched them so far, why in phk would anyone be scared of Brazil right now?
    3. It betrays a complete loser-mentality. Ooh, there's a slightly better team on that side, they give us the fear.
    4. It overlooks the psychological impact a defeat can have. They've already lost to Belgium; why would they believe in themselves against any other decent side?

    So no, it's nae better to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarok View Post
    I've been pretty underwhelmed by the overall standard of the football. The standard at Euro 2016 was poor as well. The inflow of money in modern football doesn't seem to correlate with an increase in quality. Perhaps the concentration of resources in a small number of leagues and clubs and the heightened financial stakes of elite club football has resulted in smaller arena for world class talent to develop.
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    Of course extra money doesn't mean better players, it never did and it never will.

    The "big name" players haven't shone yet, except probably Ronaldo spit spit.

    But overall it's been a very good competition, once England are out I'll be able to enjoy it properly.

    The main difference nowadays with the world cup is the lack of surprise from South America.

    Their top players play in the European leagues now so everybody knows what to expect.

    In days gone by, when Brazil lined up for their first game, there were probably 8-9 unknowns in their team.

    Were they going to be s'hite or did you have to prepare to be dazzled?

    They certainly haven't been that good so far but the groups and the knockout round can be like two different competitions.

    Here's hoping it continues the way it's started.


    As long as England lose their next game then I'll be happy.

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    Oucher Spain oot on pens to Russia

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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack View Post
    Oucher Spain oot on pens to Russia
    Cheated by sh1tebag officials.
    Blatant penalty which VAR didnít review.
    I wonder why?
    Hope Russia get beaten 10-0 in quarter final.

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    Delighted Spain are out & Iíll never have to see Iniesta make a 3 yard pass again. Boring bístards

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    One of Russia, Croatia, Denmark, England, Colombia, Sweden and Switzerland will be in the final.

    Try not to panic yet chaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    One of Russia, Croatia, Denmark, England, Colombia, Sweden and Switzerland will be in the final.

    Try not to panic yet chaps.
    Sorry, but I'm scared...... genuinely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InversneckieDob View Post
    Sorry, but I'm scared...... genuinely.
    Think about it this way, England have only won 5 knockout games in World Cups since 1966. Are they really going to win 4 in a row in 2 weeks?

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    Iím not fussed. Nothing will advance the cause of Scottish independence than an English World Cup win

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarTorphins View Post
    Cheated by sh1tebag officials.
    Blatant penalty which VAR didn’t review.
    I wonder why?
    Hope Russia get beaten 10-0 in quarter final.
    I thought they did review it and decided it wasn't a penalty?

    It probably wouldn't be any different if it was ever introduced in Scotland. Today's var official is Declan-Seamus O'Malley etc etc

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