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First team to cock it up?

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#94 by Ian Ashbee's Japseye
Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:02 pm
See poll.

Personally, I reckon it'll be Holland.

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#97 by Cactus Jack
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:48 pm
With the scandal in Serie A and their world class players ageing, I have a feeling Italy could well shit out of the groups this time around.
#99 by Haltemprice Tiger
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:10 pm
Argies or Holland will shit out in the group stages. I fancy Serbia & Montenegro to go through, and Ivory Coast will also make it difficult for the other teans in that group.
#290 by Jimmy C
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:16 am
Italy or France for me. Italy, although talented have an ageing squad and ditto for France. France are relying too much on Zidane who, despite being one of the best players of all time, is well past his best.
#463 by Hullboy
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:02 pm
I'm going with Holland, but I would love Germany (or Brazil) to depart in the group stages.
#540 by Earle the Winger
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:52 am
Is Klinsmann watching the World Cup on his telly in California and coaching by email, or has he actually turned up?

Never under-estimate the Germans.
#542 by TigerBob
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:55 am
Earle the Winger wrote:Is Klinsmann watching the World Cup on his telly in California and coaching by email, or has he actually turned up?

Never under-estimate the Germans.


I reckon Germany will do well again this time due to it being on home soil. The worse thing we could do is draw them in the second round.

If it was being played anywhere else I reckon Germany would be jenk.....but with it being on home soil I can see them getting to at least the quarter finals. Germany vs Poland will be a good match though.

Looking at upsets, I reckon one will come from Holland and Argentina. The Argies have dropped a lot of their experienced players, and I've got a feeling this could be a learning curve for them. Holland look good but aren't so smart at the back.

A lot of people are saying Italy will do badly because of this match-fixing scandal....I reckon it will make them stronger.
#706 by Villan
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:30 pm
I reckon Holland are certs to be eliminated at the group stage


Ivory Coast will qualify along with Argentina
#758 by Les
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:12 am
For once the Dutch aren't bickering, and nobody is really tipping them, I think they'll do well.

Italy will fuck up big time.
#767 by Cott Tiger
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:38 am
I would just love it (Keegen style) if the Argies don't make it through to the second round.
#950 by Haltemprice Tiger
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:40 pm
Cott Tiger wrote:I would just love it (Keegen style) if the Argies don't make it through to the second round.

So would I, and I can see either them or the Dutch going out in the group stages.

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