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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2010, 02:29:17 PM »

The Netherlands, with Robben, Sneijder (both played Champions League final with Internationale and Bayern Munich, respectively), van Persie (best striker in the world) and v/d Vaart (Real Madrid) - probably the best offense in the world - will reach the final for the third time.

probably the most unlucky team in the world, Germany 74 with the "accident" of Cruyff and Argentina 78 "hitting the post with 10 minutes left". The Netherlands are one of the 3 countries to have played in 2 finals and no wins, the others are Hungary, the unbelievable team of 1954 and Czechoslovakia. Both Hungary and Czechoslovakia suffered the pro Mussolini referees.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2010, 02:44:45 PM »
In the practise matches of last week, Italy played unlike defending world champions, wow they played crap.

Uruguay will be hot!

Argentina, with the lunatic coke-head coach will win the World Cup, unfortunately.

The Netherlands, with Robben, Sneijder (both played Champions League final with Internationale and Bayern Munich, respectively), van Persie (best striker in the world) and v/d Vaart (Real Madrid) - probably the best offense in the world - will reach the final for the third time.

Portugal isn't a unit at all. All balls on Ronaldo ftw? They won't reach the round of 16.

Looking forward to watching Brazil!



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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2010, 06:31:01 PM »
Chris, can you PM me a link to your page? There are a lot of people around the world with your name. :))



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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2010, 06:41:57 PM »
Chris, can you PM me a link to your page? There are a lot of people around the world with your name. :))

^^^That should have been a PM. You know I'm snoopy  :)~  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2010, 02:44:17 AM »
Chris, can you PM me a link to your page? There are a lot of people around the world with your name. :))

Yeah sure Dani, no probs, I'll do it now :) I must have a popular name  :rofl_2:

And Babble yes you are snoopy aren't you  :)~ but anyway I can just add you anyway so it doesn't matter  :)~
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2010, 10:55:27 AM »
In the practise matches of last week, Italy played unlike defending world champions, wow they played crap.

Uruguay will be hot!

Argentina, with the lunatic coke-head coach will win the World Cup, unfortunately.

The Netherlands, with Robben, Sneijder (both played Champions League final with Internationale and Bayern Munich, respectively), van Persie (best striker in the world) and v/d Vaart (Real Madrid) - probably the best offense in the world - will reach the final for the third time.

Portugal isn't a unit at all. All balls on Ronaldo ftw? They won't reach the round of 16.

Looking forward to watching Brazil!




Wow, van Brittle is healthy enough to suit up? Lucky you  :\

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...the World Cup is cursed. No two ways about it. The latest star to (possibly) fall victim to the curse: none other than Mr. Glass Legs himself, Dutch star Arjen Robben. The Netherlands dominated their friendly against Hungary today, sparked by a Robben brace for a 6-1 thrashing of their opponents just hours before they would board the plane for South Africa.

However, in the 86th minute with the victory already well in hand, Robben attacked from the right and attempted to lay off a cheeky backheel pass for the overlapping run, unnaturally planting his vaunted left leg and effectively tripping himself on the way to sustaining a serious hamstring injury. Robben didn't fly out to South Africa after the match with the rest of the squad, as he went straight to the hospital for medical testing.

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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2010, 04:12:55 PM »
Gr-A

Uruguay
South Africa

Gr-B

Argentina
South Korea

Gr-C

USA
England

Gr-D

Germany
Serbia

Gr-E

Netherlands
Denmark

Gr-F

Italy
Paraguay

Gr-G

Brazil
Cote d'Ivoire

Gr-H

Spain
Chile

last 16

Uruguay
USA
Germany
Argentina
Netherlands
Brazil
Italy
Spain

QFs

Netherlands
USA
Argentina
Spain

SFs

Netherlands
Spain

3rd

Argentina

Champion

Spain

R-U


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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2010, 06:32:50 PM »
Nice Borovnia!
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2010, 09:20:47 PM »
Where's your list Chris???


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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2010, 09:27:46 PM »
Where's your list Chris???

Chris likes to look at everyone else's picks first then try to do something different  ..-)
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2010, 10:01:05 PM »
I'm not huge on the World Cup so I'm finding it in me to go through all the teams and make his picks. Also I'm seeing how many more big players are going to miss the competition or possibly miss the competition.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2010, 11:51:03 PM »
I'm not huge on the World Cup so I'm finding it in me to go through all the teams and make his picks. Also I'm seeing how many more big players are going to miss the competition or possibly miss the competition.
Hmm just give it a shot anyway  :)


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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2010, 12:52:14 PM »
The hamstring injury of Robben is a very cute cuddely fluffy injury, he will fly to South Africa in about a week as far as I know.

It is a very super ultra tiny crack in some upperleg muscle. It is not sure if he will be able to play the first match on the 14th of June but whatever.
I'm sure he will be in superduper form in the round of 16 vs Italy   :)~.

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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2010, 01:09:42 PM »
The hamstring injury of Robben is a very cute cuddely fluffy injury, he will fly to South Africa in about a week as far as I know.

It is a very super ultra tiny crack in some upperleg muscle. It is not sure if he will be able to play the first match on the 14th of June but whatever.
I'm sure he will be in superduper form in the round of 16 vs Italy   :)~.

I heard that last night, too.  ;-()





OK Chris, BGT, others, with all the rain in Europe, plenty of time today to do your picks!
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2010, 03:46:59 PM »
At last  :))

Group A
Mexico
France

Group B
Argentina
Nigeria

Group C
England
USA

Group D
Germany
Ghana

Group E
Netherlands
Denmark

Group F
Italy
Paraguay

Group G
Brazil
Portugal

Group H
Spain
Chile

Round 2
Mexico
Argentina
England
Germany
Netherlands
Italy
Brazil
Spain

Quarter Finals
England
Argentina
Brazil
Spain

3rd place
Argentina

Runners up
Spain

Winners
Brazil

A while back I had a different winner to it but I'm going to pick a different team to everybody else and it was a very tough call anyway from quarters onwards with a lot of very even teams.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2010, 04:02:40 PM »

A while back I had a different winner to it but I'm going to pick a different team to everybody else and it was a very tough call anyway from quarters onwards with a lot of very even teams.


Naturally  ..-)  I guess we shouldn't have let you see our picks...  :whistle:
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« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2010, 04:25:02 PM »

A while back I had a different winner to it but I'm going to pick a different team to everybody else and it was a very tough call anyway from quarters onwards with a lot of very even teams.


Naturally  ..-)  I guess we shouldn't have let you see our picks...  :whistle:

Much more interesting if we all pick differently. Not likely to make any difference at all but I always like to make things that bit more interesting. Every other pick is what a completely believe but my final pick really was 50/50 and since that was the case why not pick a different team.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2010, 06:31:09 PM »
^^^^  :rofl_2:

What do you think, kicker?
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« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2010, 07:05:44 PM »
^^^^  :rofl_2:

What do you think, kicker?

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« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2010, 09:04:03 PM »
I edited my post, Bab.