2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

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Who do you think will be 2018 World Champions? (limited to 23 top ranks + Hosts)

Poll ended at Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:23 am

Germany
4
33%
Brazil
3
25%
Belgium
0
No votes
Portugal
0
No votes
Argentina
1
8%
Switzerland
0
No votes
France
1
8%
Poland
0
No votes
Spain
1
8%
Peru
0
No votes
Denmark
0
No votes
England
1
8%
Uruguay
0
No votes
Mexico
0
No votes
Columbia
0
No votes
Mexico
0
No votes
Columbia
0
No votes
Croatia
0
No votes
Sweden
0
No votes
Senegal
0
No votes
Serbia
0
No votes
Australia
0
No votes
Iran
0
No votes
Russia
1
8%
Other (please name in thread)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

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Re: Premier League 2017-2018

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:55 am

No Brish refs or assistants for the WC--- guess that goes along with Brexit.

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Post by arcadianagain » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:56 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:55 am
No Brish refs or assistants for the WC--- guess that goes along with Brexit.
I presume you`re being a little bit provoking when the answer is they`re really not good enough

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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Fri May 11, 2018 5:50 am

The prediction pool is now open. Invitations have been sent automatically to those who participated in the 2014 World Cup Pool. For others wanting to join see below. Pete :cheers:

https://www.superbru.com/worldcup_predi ... p=11841133

Pool name: HHAD

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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Wed May 30, 2018 2:23 am

I take no responsibility for mental breakdowns or any other mishaps caused by using this prediction calculator. :shock: :laugh: Pete :cheers:

http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rn ... index.html
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:30 pm

Was just looking at the match up's for round #1 starting on Thursday. It's really blind throwing of darts IMO. You can read articles until you turn blue, but at this stage it's just luck to pick a winner, except concerning a handful of well known teams. :banghead: :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:40 am

1) Is Russia really that good?

2) Is Saudi really that bad?

3) Was it fixed by Putin magic so the host won the opener?

In this day and age I lean towards believing #3. :shock: Pete :cheers:
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:18 am

I am no football fan, but a review of the 'experts' seem to narrow it to just 4-- Germany, Spain, France, Brazil

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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:55 am

It was definitely a case of Saudi being that bad.

Why don't you add a poll Pete, to gauge how members feel about the outcome of the tournament?

[Edit] I'll add it.
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Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:23 am

Poll added, and will run for 5 days.
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:29 am

HaHa, I voted with my heart, not my brain. I see Brazil are early leaders in the poll, which is in line with what the TV pundits were saying yesterday.
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by caller » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 pm

I thought yesterday was a game between two poor sides. Some nice goals, but generally a poor standard. Maybe both teams were drugged? One with uppers and one with downers! :D

I can't choose a winner of the tournament at this stage, it seems very open. But I suspect Spain and Argentina will be there or thereabouts.
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:14 pm

Spain has no coach. Will they rally, or will they dissolve? Will be interesting to watch. Pete :cheers:
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:19 pm

caller wrote:
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I thought yesterday was a game between two poor sides.
I don't think anybody will disagree with that, but 5 good goals in what is traditionally the most drab game of the tournament was a huge bonus and made the game palatable.
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:21 pm

Going back to the prediction league, have you seen the huge list of people who incredibly got the score spot on?
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Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Blacky » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:28 pm

The game was as poor as the opening ceremony...really Robbie Williams?!? On another sad note I was way off with my prediction and really thought KSA would put up more of a fight....lesson learned :tsk:

Tonight some good games, Uruguay vs. Egypt (with Mo starting) and the highlight Portugal vs. Spain at 1am :cry:

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