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2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:40 pm

Who do you want to draw on Sunday?
I personally would be happy with England, even though Sweden had problems with N.I in the Euro qualifications.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:28 pm

Give us Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Andorra, Austria, Montenegro and San Marino and we'll do great. Big grin
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:13 pm

I want England for Romania. We can kick their asses (as can the rest of the euro teams). But since that's not possible, give me Greece or the Czechs from the first pot and I don't care about the rest.
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:16 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 1):
Give us Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Andorra, Austria, Montenegro and San Marino and we'll do great

I take it you're talking for Germany. If so, that wouldn't surprise me, as they always seem to get the easiest groups  duck  What's that holy flag doing next to your name anyway? Big grin

As for us, I don't care really, anyone will do, except for Turkey  Wink
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:23 pm



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3):
I take it you're talking for Germany.

Of course I am.  Wink

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3):
If so, that wouldn't surprise me, as they always seem to get the easiest groups

Well, how about Switzerland joining us. After all, of all teams we've played against, we've been the most successful against die Schweiz.  stirthepot 

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3):
What's that holy flag doing next to your name anyway?

It's just in anticipation for the draw in Luzern. Maybe I'll keep it until Germany plays Switzerland again, which should be early next year.  Wink

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3):
As for us, I don't care really, anyone will do, except for Turkey

How about Austria instead? Big grin
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:34 pm



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 2):
I want England for Romania.



Quoting Alessandro (Thread starter):
I personally would be happy with England

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Why? Despite their recent balls up, England have every possibility of being a horribly difficult side to face if they get it right (I admit, the evidence of them doing so recently is *ahem* limited). Why would you want to face a side that could quite easily prevent you qualifying?
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:37 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
Why would you want to face a side that could quite easily prevent you qualifying?

Just being controversial for the sake of it. As with...

Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 2):
We can kick their asses (as can the rest of the euro teams).

England have been pretty poor recently admittedly but have a reasonable record for a small country.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:45 pm



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3):
I don't care really, anyone will do, except for Turkey Wink

You should not exaggerate. It just was an emotional problem, but is not necessarily a permanent problem.
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
Switzerland joining us.

Switzerland joining WHOOOOM ? alright, never say never. Nobody believed that German guy who in about 1970 on the terrace at ZRH said that Lufthansa would in the end purchase Swissair. But civil aviation is economics and football is emotions, which means a difference.
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:47 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
Why would you want to face a side that could quite easily prevent you qualifying?

Because everybody can beat England in Wembley perhaps?  stirthepot 
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:49 pm



Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 7):
Switzerland joining WHOOOOM ?

No, Switzerland joining our GROUP. When did I say CH should file for unification with Germany under article 23 of our Constitution?  Confused
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:51 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):
Because everybody can beat England in Wembley perhaps?

Windups don't work when everyone here is already absolutely furious with the team. It's not like we're going to defend them, is it?

Just seems odd that people would want to face a team that could, if they got it right, be lethally dangerous. I wouldn't want to.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:31 pm



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 2):
I want England for Romania. We can kick their asses (as can the rest of the euro teams). But since that's not possible, give me Greece or the Czechs from the first pot and I don't care about the rest.

You DO realize that this thread is about the 2010 WORLD CUP qualifiers, do you?

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 7):

You should not exaggerate. It just was an emotional problem, but is not necessarily a permanent problem.

Dude, I have my opinion, you have yours.

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
Just seems odd that people would want to face a team that could, if they got it right, be lethally dangerous. I wouldn't want to.

Funny thing is that, in recent interviews, a lot of Swiss national side players named Germany as their favorite opponent in the Euro2008 group stage. Germany isn't exactly one of the weakest teams out there either.
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:38 pm



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3):
As for us, I don't care really, anyone will do, except for Turkey Wink

That makes two of us... especially after what happened two years ago, and how the case was handled (by FIFA)  Wink

Either way, in order of making it to South Africa '10, Switzerland will have to put on some great performances, because I can see the team ending up in an even more challenging group than last time.

Who knows, maybe we'll end up in a group with Germany and do a Croatia and leave the Deutscheländers at home  Wink
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:08 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 9):
joining our GROUP

sory, misunderstanding then !
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Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 12):
how the case was handled (by FIFA)

those at FIFA tried their very best to be salomonic and correct
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:19 pm



Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 12):
Who knows, maybe we'll end up in a group with Germany and do a Croatia and leave the Deutscheländers at home

Dream on. Nobody will do a Croatia on us. In fact, this time we want to make Austria pay for the Schmach von Córdoba.  mischievous 
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:25 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14):

Dream on. Nobody will do a Croatia on us. In fact, this time we want to make Austria pay for the Schmach von Córdoba.

Well the chances are good, as Austria is looking oh so strong this time  Wink
 
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Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:52 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
England have every possibility of being a horribly difficult side

Sporting Cliche Alert !!!!!

They also have the POSSIBILITY of being Archbishop of Canterbury but I'm not hlding my breath.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:57 pm



Quoting Pacificjourney (Reply 16):
They also have the POSSIBILITY of being Archbishop of Canterbury but I'm not hlding my breath.

Is that like "There's no way the All Blacks will bottle it this time?"  Wink
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Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:47 am



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 11):
You DO realize that this thread is about the 2010 WORLD CUP qualifiers, do you?

Ahem... England is 2nd seed, as is Romania, for WC2010... Thus it's not possible to be drawn together. So, to be laconic, I DO.
 
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Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:02 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 17):
Is that like "There's no way the All Blacks will bottle it this time?"

Could be similar but I'm pretty sure they were at least in the tournament un;like certain other team(s).

No British/Irish teams at all this time so I believe the 'home' internationals are going to be revived for that year. My money on Nth Ireland or Scotland - Wales out the back door.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:13 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
Quoting Alessandro (Thread starter):
I personally would be happy with England



Why? Despite their recent balls up, England have every possibility of being a horribly difficult side to face if they get it right (I admit, the evidence of them doing so recently is *ahem* limited). Why would you want to face a side that could quite easily prevent you qualifying?

No loss since 1968, that indicates something, Sweden usually lose to Germany though.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:25 am

Well, at least we can't get France AND Italy again  Smile
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:50 am

I wouldn't mind Germany, Poland, and (once again) Northern Ireland. Why? Because the Sweden team is in need of a change of generations. We will probably not qualify anyway, or we could use a season free of participation in a championship to make that transition.

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 6):
England have been pretty poor recently admittedly but have a reasonable record for a small country.

They have a disastrous record for a nation who thinks they can win the WC championship every time.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:25 pm

England gets Croatia once again!!! Big grin
 
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:31 pm

Group 1

Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Albania, Malta


Group 2

Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg


Group 3

Czech Republic, Poland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino


Group 4

Germany, Russia, Finland, Wales, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein


Group 5

Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, Estonia


Group 6

Croatia, England, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra


Group 7

France, Romania, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands


Group 8

Italy, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro


Group 9

Holland, Scotland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Iceland
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:42 pm



Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 24):
Group 6

Croatia, England

There is a sweet irony in that  Smile
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:55 pm



Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 24):
Holland, Scotland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Iceland

Scotland get the group of 5  Sad They HAVE to win the group, theres no second place playoff in that group  Sad
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:33 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 26):
They HAVE to win the group, theres no second place playoff in that group

The FIFA explanation doesn't say that, it says the 8 best 2nd place teams from the 9 groups will playoff.
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tour...formation%5feurope%5fe%5f28419.pdf

Unfortunately, since the team finishing 2nd in Group 9 will have played two games fewer, it will be quite tough. However, they would only have to have a better record than one of the teams finishing 2nd in all the other groups.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:02 pm

What's surprising is that there isn't a real group of death like in the Euro qualies. I guess the only groups that come close to it are Group 1, 3 and 6. Surprising though that we're playing against Wales again.
 
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:28 pm

Group 2 is the group of death, are you kidding? Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, [b]Luxembourg[b]  Yeah sure
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:35 pm



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 29):
Group 2 is the group of death, are you kidding? Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, [b]Luxembourg[b]

Group 2 is hardly a group of death. If you're referring to my post, I mentioned 1, 3 and 6 as possible groups of death.
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:40 pm

When is the playing schedule out? Sweden got a fairly good group,Albania, Denmark, Hungary, Malta and Portugal.
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:14 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 26):
Scotland get the group of 5 They HAVE to win the group, theres no second place playoff in that group



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 27):
The FIFA explanation doesn't say that, it says the 8 best 2nd place teams from the 9 groups will playoff.
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tour...formation%5feurope%5fe%5f28419.pdf

Unfortunately, since the team finishing 2nd in Group 9 will have played two games fewer, it will be quite tough. However, they would only have to have a better record than one of the teams finishing 2nd in all the other groups.

According to Wikipedia (yes, I know): "In determining the rank of second-placed teams, only results against those finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th will be counted for consistency between the five and six team groups."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FI...World_Cup_qualification_%28UEFA%29

I take that to mean that Scotland has just as good a chance as everyone else.
 
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RE: 2010 WC Euro Qualifications?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:50 am



Quoting ThreeIfByAir (Reply 32):
I take that to mean that Scotland has just as good a chance as everyone else.

Not with Norway there Big grin

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