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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #100 on: June 17, 2010, 05:52:34 PM »
Luggy my dear friend, :friends:

What part of this isn't clear?

If ENG def. GER and NED is 3P, you win. In other words, root for Germany because based on everyone else's picks, if your dream final should take place and you nailed NED, then you win. Forgettabout what you submitted by mistake, you actually got exactly what you want.

Champion England
Rup Germany
3P NED
>> Luggy wins

Don't worry about Brazil, mate :drinks:

Ok fair enough. I see that's the bright side of things :drinks:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #101 on: June 19, 2010, 04:33:20 PM »
Projected (not official, but extremely likely)

With their 1-0 victory over Japan today, the Netherlands join Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico as teams through to 2R.

Cameroon is out!, falling again 1-2 to Denmark, joining France and RSA. With these three failing to advance, here are the points we've forfeited up to this stage of the WC.

Point system

pick   pts poss/pick
2R   1
QF   3
SF   8
3P   14
F   23
C   35
*most 1R winners   3 point bonus

Bazcovic (NED)   -1
Borovnia (ESP)   -1
Chris (ENG)   -1
Babble (USA)   -2
conchita (ESP)   -4
falcon (IND)   -4
Brad (USA)   -4
kicker (ENG)   -5
Luggy (SRB)   -8 (France SF)
BGT (USA)   -27 (France Rup)
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #102 on: June 20, 2010, 03:00:44 AM »
-27 WOW the Frenchies are costing you BGT  :scared:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #103 on: June 20, 2010, 04:34:43 PM »
Let's punch the ticket for:

Netherlands
Argentina
Uruguay
Mexico
Brazil



These teams are surely out

Cameroon
France
RSA
Nigeria
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #104 on: June 21, 2010, 12:32:32 AM »
actually Frenchies are not out yet...

* If Uruguay def. Mexico, France will need at least 3 or more goals in def RSA..
*If Mexico def Uruguay,   France will need at least 4 or more goals ........
* If Mexico and Uruguay settle a draw, France will be out....

How many France need goals to go through to the 2nd phase  , it all depends on Mexico or Uruguay's win...
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« Reply #105 on: June 21, 2010, 05:30:09 AM »
actually Frenchies are not out yet...

* If Uruguay def. Mexico, France will need at least 3 or more goals in def RSA..
*If Mexico def Uruguay,   France will need at least 4 or more goals ........
* If Mexico and Uruguay settle a draw, France will be out....

How many France need goals to go through to the 2nd phase  , it all depends on Mexico or Uruguay's win...

Yeah, these are projected. I think Cameroon and Nigeria might be the only teams officially out.  :)~
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« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2010, 08:48:54 AM »
actually Frenchies are not out yet...

* If Uruguay def. Mexico, France will need at least 3 or more goals in def RSA..
*If Mexico def Uruguay,   France will need at least 4 or more goals ........
* If Mexico and Uruguay settle a draw, France will be out....

How many France need goals to go through to the 2nd phase  , it all depends on Mexico or Uruguay's win...

Yeah, these are projected. I think Cameroon and Nigeria might be the only teams officially out.  :)~

Yeah, and Eto said before WC started, that this is the right year for some African nation to win the WC.  :rofl_2:
And by the looks of it, it is very likely that none of them will qualify for the 2nd phase  :rofl_2:
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« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2010, 09:14:40 AM »
actually Frenchies are not out yet...

* If Uruguay def. Mexico, France will need at least 3 or more goals in def RSA..
*If Mexico def Uruguay,   France will need at least 4 or more goals ........
* If Mexico and Uruguay settle a draw, France will be out....

How many France need goals to go through to the 2nd phase  , it all depends on Mexico or Uruguay's win...

Yeah, these are projected. I think Cameroon and Nigeria might be the only teams officially out.  :)~

Yeah, and Eto said before WC started, that this is the right year for some African nation to win the WC.  :rofl_2:
And by the looks of it, it is very likely that none of them will qualify for the 2nd phase  :rofl_2:

Come to think of it, RSA may be out, too. I think they said IC and Algeria aren't out yet, but Ghana is the only Aftrican nation with a legit shot at moving on.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #108 on: June 21, 2010, 09:29:41 AM »
From all you mentioned I really don't care,except I hope Ghana won't be through. Because after all we saw, I think we deserve that second place, good performance against Ghana and that lousy penalty. Having said that, only Ghana did this WC so far were those two penalties. We beating Australia, and Germany smashing Ghana is what I'm looking forward to see :cheer:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #109 on: June 21, 2010, 09:34:15 AM »
From all you mentioned I really don't care,except I hope Ghana won't be through. Because after all we saw, I think we deserve that second place, good performance against Ghana and that lousy penalty. Having said that, only Ghana did this WC so far were those two penalties. We beating Australia, and Germany smashing Ghana is what I'm looking forward to see :cheer:

I hope so, Luggy. I have a Serbian friend who will crap herself if Serbia gets through.


Meanwhile, another straight red card to Swisse! Around 30'
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #110 on: June 22, 2010, 03:24:18 PM »
Uruguay 1-0 Mexico
SoAfrica 2-1 France
Argentina 2-0 Greece
SoKorea 2-2 Nigeria


Knockout Round: Final 16
Uruguay (1A) v. South Korea (2B)
Argentina (1B) v. Mexico (2A)
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« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2010, 03:46:13 AM »
Wow, the level of play is so extremely disappointing.

Italy, THE CURRENT WORLD CHAMP, is not able to crush New Zealand? New Zealand counts 27 professional soccer players.

France? Their level of play was extremely poor.
Ribery is going to earn 10 million euros each year at Bayern Munich, waste of money.

England. Why does Rooney not play on his favourite position. Why does Gerrard not play on his favourite position?
I think it's key that Rooney plays like he does at ManU. I mean, that Heskey guy is a joke, he only troubles Rooney.
Besides, what of a coach (Capello) are you, when you tell your goalkeeper only 2 hours before the match whether he plays or not!?

Spain? Spain is of another league. Their play is so super impressive. Even the match against Swiss, which they lost, they played so absolutely magnificent.
They will definitely win this WC.

Argentina and Germany are also fairly reasonable. However, I find Argentina's defence very weak. Especially Veron and Demicelis. That is why I believe they will face major problems vs. a team with a very good offense (like Brazil, Spain or Netherlands).
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #112 on: June 23, 2010, 03:22:25 PM »
USA 1-0 Algeria
ENG 1-0 Slovenia
GER 1-0 Ghana
AUS 2-1 Serbia

Knockout Round (final 16):

USA (C1) v. Ghana (D2)
ENG (C2) v. GER (D1)
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #113 on: June 23, 2010, 05:37:38 PM »
In case you're wondering who is on track to win the 3 bonus points, here are the favorites:

Chris has lost just 2 teams (Nigeria, France). His bubble teams are:
Denmark
Paraguay
Chile
Italy
Spain  

conchita has lost 3 teams (Nigeria, RSA, Cameroon). Her bubble teams are:
Paraguay
Chile
Italy
Spain  

falcon has lost 3 teams (Australia, Cameroon, France). Her bubble teams are:
Italy
Chile
Paraguay
Spain

Luggy has lost 3 teams (Greece, Serbia, France). His bubble teams are:
Denmark
Slovakia  

Spain  
Switzerland  
Italy

Borovnia has lost 3 teams (Ivory Coast, Serbia, RSA). Her bubble teams are:
Denmark
Paraguay
Chile
Italy
Spain

So Chris and Luggy have the route to steal the 3 pts, but there are scenarios for multiple winners.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #114 on: June 24, 2010, 09:54:17 AM »
I was about to tell BGT the good news that it's looking like I'll be in the cellar in about 45 minutes, but just checked her picks. She has Italy 3rd Place.

WOW! BGT and I are really the only two who will be affected by the potential Italy flop.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #115 on: June 24, 2010, 11:32:25 AM »
Yeah this flop job by Italy has really stuffed your game up Babble and France and Italy have totally screwed BGT up for the time being at least.
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« Reply #116 on: June 24, 2010, 11:34:14 AM »
Yeah this flop job by Italy has really stuffed your game up Babble and France and Italy have totally screwed BGT up for the time being at least.

What's funny is, if someone's champion goes out in 2R, they've only made 1 point on me and BGT  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #117 on: June 24, 2010, 11:36:14 AM »
Yeah this flop job by Italy has really stuffed your game up Babble and France and Italy have totally screwed BGT up for the time being at least.

What's funny is, if someone's champion goes out in 2R, they've only made 1 point on me and BGT  :rofl_2:

 :rofl_2: wow so you guys still right in it then really in this very odd World Cup.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #118 on: June 24, 2010, 05:22:39 PM »
Here's what the brackets look like with one day of group play to go.

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« Reply #119 on: June 25, 2010, 06:58:53 AM »


Borovnia has lost 3 teams (Ivory Coast, Serbia, RSA). Her bubble teams are:


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