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Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?

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It doesn't interest me anyway.

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MegaBonus wrote:mate, that's because its not as embarrassing if England lose to Italy or Holland as opposed to say......'Iceland' or even Australia....

its a 'WORLD' cup....get over it!!!

The more you reply to him, the more his ego grows mate...... let him have his 5 mins of fame
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Wayne Kerr wrote:
MegaBonus wrote:mate, that's because its not as embarrassing if England lose to Italy or Holland as opposed to say......'Iceland' or even Australia....

its a 'WORLD' cup....get over it!!!

The more you reply to him, the more his ego grows mate...... let him have his 5 mins of fame
And replying to a comment from 5 months ago is going to stop that?
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God is an Englishman wrote:
MegaBonus wrote:mate, that's because its not as embarrassing if England lose to Italy or Holland as opposed to say......'Iceland' or even Australia....

its a 'WORLD' cup....get over it!!!
The world cup should have the best teams in the world in it, not teams just making up the numbers.

Pedantic hat on, holland might make the next world cup but I'd think catalonia have more of a chance.
how did England get in then?

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By topping our group. Not by the back door, like some.

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magicfootball1 wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
MegaBonus wrote:mate, that's because its not as embarrassing if England lose to Italy or Holland as opposed to say......'Iceland' or even Australia....

its a 'WORLD' cup....get over it!!!
The world cup should have the best teams in the world in it, not teams just making up the numbers.

Pedantic hat on, holland might make the next world cup but I'd think catalonia have more of a chance.
how did England get in then?
See the answer above. We didn't have to pretend to be asian.
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N5 1BH wrote:Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?
A joke that a football backwater such as Australia can get in automatically via top two (not that they got in this way) yet Italy and Spain are in the same group and only 1 automatically qualifies.

Anyway the World Cup is no longer the pinnacle.
That belongs to EUFA champions league.

World Cup now takes on the appearance of feel-good friendly masters games , where hopeless countries get the chance to participate.
Most real soccer people aren't mugs - they can see a dud.
It's the non-soccer clowns (like many who seem to be running our junior clubs) who get sold so easily.
And the corruption continues at the top...)

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N5 1BH wrote:Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?
No comparison.

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Actually, a good comparison.

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N5 1BH wrote:Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?
Think you will find that there more than 8 entrants at each Olympic games there are such things as Qualifiers, heats, semi final and then the final.

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alfieboy wrote:
N5 1BH wrote:Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?
A joke that a football backwater such as Australia can get in automatically via top two (not that they got in this way) yet Italy and Spain are in the same group and only 1 automatically qualifies.

Anyway the World Cup is no longer the pinnacle.
That belongs to EUFA champions league.

World Cup now takes on the appearance of feel-good friendly masters games , where hopeless countries get the chance to participate.
Most real soccer people aren't mugs - they can see a dud.
It's the non-soccer clowns (like many who seem to be running our junior clubs) who get sold so easily.
And the corruption continues at the top...)
By your logic then only teams from big European football countries should take part in the UEFA champions league .

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ozzie owl wrote:
alfieboy wrote:
N5 1BH wrote:Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?
A joke that a football backwater such as Australia can get in automatically via top two (not that they got in this way) yet Italy and Spain are in the same group and only 1 automatically qualifies.

Anyway the World Cup is no longer the pinnacle.
That belongs to EUFA champions league.

World Cup now takes on the appearance of feel-good friendly masters games , where hopeless countries get the chance to participate.
Most real soccer people aren't mugs - they can see a dud.
It's the non-soccer clowns (like many who seem to be running our junior clubs) who get sold so easily.
And the corruption continues at the top...)
By your logic then only teams from big European football countries should take part in the UEFA champions league .
No, they can qualify the same as any other nations teams. However they should't get a free ride to the final 32 like some nations do.
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God is an Englishman wrote:they should't get a free ride to the final 32 like some nations do.
Well someone has to host the event.

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Save Ferris wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:they should't get a free ride to the final 32 like some nations do.
Well someone has to host the event.
Mind you with expanded WC and Euros a few European sides have cruised through qualifying only to crash out of the tournaments in an embarrassing manner .

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ozzie owl wrote:
Save Ferris wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:they should't get a free ride to the final 32 like some nations do.
Well someone has to host the event.
Mind you with expanded WC and Euros a few European sides have cruised through qualifying only to crash out of the tournaments in an embarrassing manner .
How many European or S american teams make it to the 2nd round in comparison to the minor confederations?
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Save Ferris wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:they should't get a free ride to the final 32 like some nations do.
Well someone has to host the event.
Yes and some teams only have to beat the powerhouses of Macedonia, Slovenia or Israel (for example). Doesn't seem quite right does it.
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ozzie owl wrote:
N5 1BH wrote:Current system is akin to fixing it so two thirds of the Olympic 100 metres finalists are made up of white & Asian people just to be representative. How cabernet would that be?
Think you will find that there more than 8 entrants at each Olympic games there are such things as Qualifiers, heats, semi final and then the final.
Think you will find that there is a minimum standard you have to achieve to even enter. There are such things as grading according to standard, A grade gets 3 entries etc. and seeding to keep the best performers apart, not different confederations. In fact it is not inconceivable that there could be only 3 nations and one race represented in an Olympic 8 person 100m final.

Aren’t the Aussies the highest ranked “Asian” lol side? There are pub teams that would beat them

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God is an Englishman wrote:
Doovde wrote:how do you determine the best teams in the world?
Don't separate qualifying via regions to start with.
Has it ever been done like that?
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ozzie owl wrote:
Save Ferris wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:they should't get a free ride to the final 32 like some nations do.
Well someone has to host the event.
Mind you with expanded WC and Euros a few European sides have cruised through qualifying only to crash out of the tournaments in an embarrassing manner .
Like England in each and every tournament :lol:

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EVERY?

Would love to hear you back that up.
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If you dont think Englands performances at major tournaments for the last 50 years have been anything less than embarrassing then you are delusional. But being an England supporter, that comes with the territory. :lol:

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Nugget wrote:If you dont think Englands performances at major tournaments for the last 50 years have been anything less than embarrassing then you are delusional. But being an England supporter, that comes with the territory. :lol:
EVERY?

Would love to hear you back that up
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Nugget wrote:If you dont think Englands performances at major tournaments for the last 50 years have been anything less than embarrassing then you are delusional. But being an England supporter, that comes with the territory. :lol:
EVERY?

Would love to hear you back that up

I'm with GIAE on this. That is just a nonsense statement, back it up you nugget!!
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Raich Carter wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
Nugget wrote:If you dont think Englands performances at major tournaments for the last 50 years have been anything less than embarrassing then you are delusional. But being an England supporter, that comes with the territory. :lol:
EVERY?

Would love to hear you back that up

I'm with GIAE on this. That is just a nonsense statement, back it up you nugget!!
Definately not every tournament , but overall at Euro's and WC England have seriously under performed since 1966.

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^^^

Yet watch them go very far in Russia....

Surely its time?
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Wayne Kerr wrote:^^^

Yet watch them go very far in Russia....

Surely its time?
You mean " This Time" ? That was the England team song for the 1982 WC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO844xT7ivE

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We left that world cup without getting losing a game.
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God is an Englishman wrote:We left that world cup without getting losing a game.
New Zealand did that too not long ago.
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Bomber wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:We left that world cup without getting losing a game.
New Zealand did that too not long ago.
We won some as well though.
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