The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by davebt » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:22 am

what is all this manipulation, superiority and conspiracy shit? Does no one know football history?

The world cup has now been running for 80 years.
For most of it's lifetime it alternated between two continents, Europe and Sth America (or the Americas for those that are old school and count 5 continents instead of 7, 8 or 6,521)

There is a history and the history suggests this.

In Europe, South American teams fair badly
In South America European teams fair badly.

Anyone who wants to try to read some long term trend into the current world cup is an idiot.

Only once, *once*, in the previous 17 occasions that the WC has been played in Europe or South America (counting Mexico too) has a team from the opposing continent won it. It always goes to the 'home' teams.

7 of the 10 European finals have been all European ties, so of 20 European finalists only 3 have been South American.
Final wise, the Europeans fair slightly better statistically in South America but still haven't been able to win it..

That says something. It says expect Europe to dominate Russia in 2018.

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Kilombo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:39 pm

Good nifty Andy.

I agree with Dave.
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:34 pm

Top Nifty for Andy there and Dave kinda sums the whole thing up...

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Tortilla Slim » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:36 pm

5 for 5 with the cheese eaters win.
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Post by grecian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:40 pm

Tortilla Slim wrote:5 for 5 with the cheese eaters win.


Meaning what, exactly?

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Post by Tortilla Slim » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:55 pm

Meaning I'm a fucking psychic and you're Sad and GAY. Now fuck off and play cricket.
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by VinnyD » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:21 pm

Most of the people who made predictions are still in, I think. Netherlands-Mexico sorted out a few. So will USA-Belgium tomorrow.

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:50 pm

Don't tell me I let you in my PerDICKshun League, Vinny?

If not, what the Fuck are you on about?

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Post by Tortilla Slim » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:04 pm

He's telling you that you have reading comprehension problems.
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Post by grecian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:41 pm

Furry Muff!

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Post by Tortilla Slim » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:51 pm

6 for 6
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Post by grecian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:54 pm

Is that the number of fingers and toes you have?

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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:42 am

grecian wrote:Is that the number of fingers and toes you have?

Formula, I already said that Tortilla is correct in his predictions.

Tomorrow it will be 8 for 8. Buh Bye Belgium.
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Post by Kilombo » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:19 pm

But this WC is full of surprises. Brazil qualified with the chileans being very lucky. The same with the dutch and the mexicans. Germany never expected to be so close to get eliminated by Argelia. After the performance of Costa Rica in the group stages modest Greece made it very difficult for them. Let´s see how the quarters will work out
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Post by polardude1 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:41 pm

I had the chance fo watching the end of 2 games on my way home.

The fnal minutes pf Holland vs Mexico in Istanbul in a pub . The pub had a group fo Dutch fans so shouting out Viva Mexico would not have played well.

Germany vs Algeria whne I got home.

Amazing how both Germany and Holland just out lasted their opponents in the fnial moments of the game.
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Post by Tortilla Slim » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:45 pm

I actually went to cheer for Mexico along with my wife to a bar owned by a Dutch guy with at least 100 people packed in wearing orange (and only one other guy in the entire place wearing a Mexico jersey). They were all very nice and respectful both when Mexico was winning and when they lost. A few even told us they didn't think it was a fair call at the end.
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Post by grecian » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:35 pm

England fans would have trashed the shite bar....

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Tortilla Slim » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:39 pm

If they still had anything to celebrate.

7 for 7
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:40 pm

Me too.

We part company in a couple of hours, though.

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Post by grecian » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:44 pm

Daft Fuckers talking to yourselves...

What does 7 for 7 mean, Slim?...

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Scrubb » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:45 pm

I think my picks were the same as VinnyD's (or maybe his were the same as mine) so I'm also 7 for 7 right now.
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:46 pm

So it's pick the ones to win from the last 16 in the OP!!??

Hhahahahahahahaha!

All the Favorites have won so far so it's hardly a Bookie Breaker, is it!

FFS!

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:34 pm

8/8.

Anyone besides Scrubb and me?

Am I right that the team that finished at the top of the group won every game in this round?

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Tortilla Slim » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:36 pm

Well called, Vinny.
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:38 pm

"Suck my penis, Vinny"

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by davebt » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:40 pm

VinnyD wrote:8/8.

Anyone besides Scrubb and me?

Am I right that the team that finished at the top of the group won every game in this round?



Yes, first time ever I think.

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Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:08 pm

Tortilla Slim wrote:Well called, Vinny.

And Scrubb!

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by steveogolf » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:05 am

Steve-O also picked ALL 8 OF THE WINNERS !
(My prediction post was the 5th post to this thread).
Steve-O knows soccer !
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:36 pm

So that's Steve-0, Scrubb and Vinny...

How many were actually wrong as you three chose the Obvious ones and they were all Odds On!

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Lincoln » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:45 pm

grecian wrote:"Suck my penis, Vinny"



I wouldn't make that offer geeky.... i think the uber-nerd is a woofter.

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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Iolar » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Iolar wrote:Brazil v Chile
Colombia v Uruguay
France v Nigeria
Germany v Algeria
Netherlands v Mexico
Costa Rica v Greece
Argentina v Switzerland
Belgium v USA


Ahem.
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by steveogolf » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:46 pm

grecian wrote:So that's Steve-0, Scrubb and Vinny...

"....................as you three chose the Obvious ones and they were all Odds On!


Well, I didn't set the Rules, and there is no "extra credit" for picking an underdog or a long shot.
If you want more excitement to the game then assign points to each team that is selected and wins, with extra points going to someone who selects an underdog or a longshot that wins a match; then add up all the points at the end.
But if it's "just pick the winner" then you shouldn't denigrate those who selected all of the winners whether they be favorites or underdogs !
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:50 pm

So 4 of you Fuckers chose the Bookie's Favourites and all were right!!

Woooo-Fucking-Do!

Give yourself a slap on the back!

Geesus wept!

Pick some Kunt who's 4 to 1 not fucking 1 to 4 on next time you Dick Wads!

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Post by steveogolf » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:29 pm

grecian wrote:So 4 of you Fuckers chose the Bookie's Favourites and all were right!!

Woooo-Fucking-Do!

Give yourself a slap on the back!

Geesus wept!

Pick some Kunt who's 4 to 1 not fucking 1 to 4 on next time you Dick Wads!


There is NO BENEFIT AND NO EXTRA POINTS in the game for selecting an underdog or a longshot, so if Geeky chooses to be stupid by picking underdog loooooosers then he is free to do so !
We get a slap on the back and Geeky gets shit. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by grecian » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:33 pm

Have a look above - I didn't even bother as I knew the Results already!

Cleaned up at the Bookies...

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Post by steveogolf » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:39 pm

Congratulations !
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Re: The Final 16 - Pick Your Winners

Post by Agent009 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:53 pm

Loook how far pickin the underdog l005ers got me......
One thing thats for certain, one thing thats for sure
The less you want, the more youve got, so dont you cry for more

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Post by steveogolf » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:34 am

If I wanted to pick an underdog or a longshot I'd pick EXCRETIA CITY to win Division 2. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by grecian » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:49 pm

Noted, Steve-0, and you won't be far wrong this next season as we have no Wonga and are playing the youngsters!

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Post by Lincoln » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:02 pm

yes

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Post by Agent009 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:51 pm

Lincoln wrote:yes

I concur!
One thing thats for certain, one thing thats for sure
The less you want, the more youve got, so dont you cry for more

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The Final 16 Pick Your Winners

Post by Ownept » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:41 am

I have dough on this being a complete & utter replay of the italia 90 final

Unless Messi has been holing something a bit special back

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