General Discussion: World Cup 2010 Thread


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smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

14 Oct 2009 12:53
My current England strikers ranking (based on club form and England form):
1. Rooney
2. Defoe
3. Bent (entirely based on club form though)
4. Crouch
5. Heskey
6. C. Cole
7. Agbonlahor

And if Owen gets picked for the world cup because he scores a few goals come the end of the season, it would be unfair on those that helped us get there. Can't see Capello calling him up to be fair though.

Anyone know how many strikers we can take to the World Cup?
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

14 Oct 2009 13:23
smith wrote: Anyone know how many strikers we can take to the World Cup?
Same as last time: 6 holding midfielders, 1 8ft Giant, 2 injured strikers and the best player from the under 12s Smiling
AAA
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10013 posts since 15/12/02

14 Oct 2009 13:35
1.Rooney
2.Bent
3.Defoe
After that everyone is average at best

None of them are world beaters though


smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

14 Oct 2009 13:52
A top club team would spank a top International team. They don't have to be proven world beaters, just flying at their club, high on confidence, and the rest will take care of itself. If Bent is the top English Prem goalscorer by the end of the season he should go to the World Cup and be in the starting 11 FACT None of this "good at holding the ball up" Heskey type player bollocks.

I love what Capello has done so far but he is still traditionally very defensive, and hope he doesn't do a Sven with the striker situation.
AAA
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10013 posts since 15/12/02

14 Oct 2009 18:35
smith wrote: A top club team would spank a top International team. They don't have to be proven world beaters, just flying at their club, high on confidence, and the rest will take care of itself. If Bent is the top English Prem goalscorer by the end of the season he should go to the World Cup and be in the starting 11 FACT None of this "good at holding the ball up" Heskey type player bollocks.

I love what Capello has done so far but he is still traditionally very defensive, and hope he doesn't do a Sven with the striker situation.


When Bent was at Charlton he was th top scoring English striker. (Maybe even twice)

Still didnt get a call up.
smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

14 Oct 2009 22:21
Please could a mod or ruben edit the first post to Switzerland and Slovakia through. Also add South Africa to Africa.

Playoff teams:
Portugal
Greece
Slovenia
Russia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ukraine
France
Republic of Ireland

Could be some good play offs Smiling
Davinho
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2459 posts since 2/12/08

14 Oct 2009 22:25
Aren't the playoffs being seeded this time? Bit shit, would've loved to have seen a France v Portugal fight to the death.
DW
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4256 posts since 24/5/06

14 Oct 2009 22:31
yeah i think they are fifa changed it when it looked like france and portugal were heading for them
smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

14 Oct 2009 22:35
From FIFA Website:
Teams will be seeded on the basis of the next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which will be published on 16 October. A draw will also be conducted to determine the home teams for the first legs.

The play-offs will be played over two legs on 14 and 18 November 2009. The draw for these matches will be conducted on Monday 19 October 2009 in the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

Sad

So will top 4 ranked teams be drawn randomly against the rest??

Still could see Ireland V France or Portugal?
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

14 Oct 2009 22:36
how come only one oceania country gets to go to the world cup?
Bahrain FTW.
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

14 Oct 2009 22:40
eliotness wrote: how come only one oceania country gets to go to the world cup?

Cos their shit
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

14 Oct 2009 22:48
FLG wrote:
eliotness wrote: how come only one oceania country gets to go to the world cup?

Cos they are the shit

Innit.
saint nicholegs
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4355 posts since 13/10/08

14 Oct 2009 22:49
Because they're shit.
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

14 Oct 2009 22:51
COS THEY'RE REALLY FUCKING SHIT!!!
eliotness
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14 Oct 2009 22:52
olegs wrote: Because they're the shit.
innit.
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

14 Oct 2009 22:53
FLG wrote: COS THEY'RE FUCKING SHIT HOT!!!
innit.
smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

14 Oct 2009 22:55
Would love to see an x factor stylee boot camp of Capello and Pearce choosing their final World Cup squad and breaking the news on the sofa to those that haven't made it.

Smiling Capello: "I'm sorry David, you haven't made it through"

TV GOLD!!!
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

14 Oct 2009 23:21
Uruguay Vs Argentina away to kick off on Sky Sports 1. Pic quality is dire Sad
MoB
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37358 posts since 31/8/04

14 Oct 2009 23:55
AAA wrote:
smith wrote: A top club team would spank a top International team. They don't have to be proven world beaters, just flying at their club, high on confidence, and the rest will take care of itself. If Bent is the top English Prem goalscorer by the end of the season he should go to the World Cup and be in the starting 11 FACT None of this "good at holding the ball up" Heskey type player bollocks.

I love what Capello has done so far but he is still traditionally very defensive, and hope he doesn't do a Sven with the striker situation.


When Bent was at Charlton he was th top scoring English striker. (Maybe even twice)

Still didnt get a call up.

Didn't score against a top 4 team, thats why
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

15 Oct 2009 01:19
Argentina through, bloke in the flat above me is going mental - sounds like he might come through the ceiling.