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Old 02-20-2002, 08:51 AM   #1
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Taking early bets on the Football World Cup....

Okay peoples...

Well, we are in yet another World Cup year. All is in readiness...

But who will win? Will France be back-to-back champs? Will Argentina live up to all the media hype? Will Sven's young England team take the honours?

I have to go with my heart and say England here but I honestly think they will do well.

So...your bets...

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Old 02-21-2002, 10:18 AM   #2
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I filled in a full score prediction sheet the other day for the whole tournament and came out with Spain beating France 1-0 in the Final. Gonna have to stick with that!
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Old 02-23-2002, 01:37 AM   #3
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Hm... I think France will win again, or may be Ireland...

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Old 02-23-2002, 02:27 AM   #4
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england to lose on penalties at some stage of the cup.
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Old 02-23-2002, 03:49 AM   #5
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Italy or Portugal (crosses fingers)
(Ireland? well we can dream)
Anyone except England really, or France, thats getting boring...

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england to lose on penalties at some stage of the cup.
the sad truth...

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Well they've had 4 bloody years to improve on that, so let's hope not!!!

Who do I think? France or Argentina....

Who do I want? England or France....

Anyone BUT Argentina really!
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Old 02-23-2002, 01:53 PM   #8
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Will Sven's young England team take the honours?
well, the dutch suck so I'm probably not the right person to laugh about this, but
bwahahahahahahahahahaha yeah right


Argentina or Brazil
European teams won't win in those conditions

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Old 02-23-2002, 02:53 PM   #9
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My favourites, obviously France, Argentina and Spain.

Outsiders, Portugal and Italy.

Who is gonna win it, Ireland of course!

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes........, damn arthiritis!

Better question, anyone actually GOING to this bloomin world cup?? So expensive!!! I'm still tryin, best we've seen is e3500 and that doesn't include match tickets!!

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Old 02-24-2002, 08:36 AM   #10
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France

But I hope ofcourse that Sweden, Ireland and England will go far in the tournament.

Anyway I hope it will be a European team

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The Netherlands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(taking a very early bet on the 2006 WC in Germany)

As for 2002: Argentina.

Outsider: Portugal

Why? France are a bunch of arrogant assholes who'll really overestimate themselves big time this year.

Spain NEVER performs well on big tournaments and ALWAYS performs well in qualification and pre-tournament matches....

England: Beckham has a nice kick but will probably see red and also too little scoring ability. The fact that only 4 of the top 10 topscorers in the permier league says enough. Highest is Shearer at #4 with 15 goals out of which 5 are from penalties.

Germany: On their way back, but not already world-class

Italy: For the love of the game catenaccio football should never win.

Brazil: Not good enough

Argentina: Probably the best team around.

Portugal: Also a very very fine team, but I don't think they can keep the high level all the way through the tournament.

Also, looking back over the past 40 years it is only statistically logical that a south-american team will win this year:

1962 South America (Brazil)
1966 Europe (England)
1970 SA (Brazil)
1974 Europe (Germany)
1978 SA (Argentina)
1982 Europe (Italy)
1986 SA (Argentina)
1990 Europe (Germany)
1994 SA (Brazil)
1998 Europe (France)
2002 SA?

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The world cup is rigged to keep out oceania members so who cares.
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Croatia will beat em all
Well, for Football's sake it would have been great if former Yugoslavia had stayed together, but then again, football isn't that important....



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Well, for Football's sake it would have been great if former Yugoslavia had stayed together, but then again, football isn't that important....


I'm a football fanatic, but I would rather have my football in the lowest league in the world than to be in Yugoslavia - you are right football is nowhere near as important as that!!!


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