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View Poll Results :World cup winner?
Greece 0 0%
Spain 0 0%
Brazil 5 41.67%
Argentina 0 0%
Holland 1 8.33%
Chez Rep 1 8.33%
Portugal 0 0%
France 0 0%
Nigeria 0 0%
South Korea 1 8.33%
England 0 0%
Ireland 2 16.67%
Germany 1 8.33%
Sweden (famous for girls good tome porno, great country, lovely people and landscape, but most importantly Hendric Larrson!! I salute you.) 1 8.33%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

 
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November 14th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I'm a huge fan.
I think Brazil will win it again because quite frankly they're just better than the lot of us.
Germany's doing pretty well under Klinsmann and there's high hopes for youngster Thomas Hitzlsperger.
I hope South Korea does well but right now we don't have any decent manager and everything's going down the toilet.
Greece will probably continue to suffer the Overachiever's hangover and may not even qualify for 2006.
Ireland I think can make it into the quarter or semi-finals but I think that's about the end of the road for them.
England... well as long as they got Eriksson they will do marvelously in the beginning then meet a giant in the knock out stages where Eriksson will go all Italian and mess it up. And England go home packing in the Quarter or Semi finals.
Russia... will be lucky to qualify.
Holland. Should be alright. Though I don't think they have the great players they used to have like Dennis Bergkamp who could really turn the game with one moment of brilliance. Also Philip Cocu's too old for the Oranje now. But the blokes like Bouma, Robben and Van Nistelrooy and Makaay should be good enough to give them a decent tournament.
November 14th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Its going to be Berkhamps World cup!!

Ive got a great song about Errkson song by 'David Beckham'.

Brazil havent a chance. Not a scrach on what they use to be. I reckon Portugal or Italy and Underdogs Ireland, Greece and maybe South Korea (Mightnt be any good with out thier home support!!)
November 14th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
drilldown wrote:

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Was it a specific team?

Yes, the Russian national team...

As to the winner, id like to say Germany, or anthing but Brazil, but they are just gonna win again, so whats the point...
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November 14th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
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Originally Posted by Darkmb101
im not a big soccer fan, but i say the USA even though they're probably gonna lose.
Will they posible get in. You wouldnt be a great gambiler would you?
actually im a great gambler, i know exactly when and when not to place bets
November 15th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
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Yes, the Russian national team...

As to the winner, id like to say Germany, or anthing but Brazil, but they are just gonna win again, so whats the point...
I wouldnt even rate Germany
November 15th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Germany's bounced back from the dead actually. Time to start taking them seriously again.
Also Dennis Bergkamp retired from International footie a long time ago.
November 15th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Thats because he could not comit to traveling and with the form hes in at Arsnel and the group thier in, in europe. Come back is on the way!!

Germany are dead beat still. Theyve proven it so far. Cant compete with big guns. Theyve a long time to prove me wrong though
November 15th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Germany's not quite dead. No they're not up to the caliber of the biggest teams, but they're still good enough to beat a lot of decent teams. Under Klinsmann, things are falling into place again and they're starting to discover their youth talents which are actually worth something. Ballack is also looking more secure and is getting used to the levels of expectations demanded of him in the Germany shirt.

Bergkamp... I don't think he's coming back. He was thinking of retiring from football at the end of the previous season if Arsenal didn't extend his contract so I doubt he'll play for Holland again.
November 16th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
I think we could be forgetting Argentina
November 16th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Argies... the fake Italians. lol.
Not quite the team they used to be.
No Batistuta, no Ariel Ortega (on his best form), M. Pellegrino and Roberto Ayala aging like mad, though the latter is still quality.
Saviola been loaned out by Barcelona... Tevez not being called up for some reason. Pallermo didn't make it in Europe either.
I think they're 2nd by a good margin to Brazil.
Remember the Copa America final was between Argentina and 2nd/3rd string Brazil and Brazil won anyway.