BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

Latest Site News
15 Pages V  « < 13 14 15  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> World Cup Qualifying
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
Rooney
post Nov 14 2017, 11:58 PM
Post #281
WINTER IS COMING
*******
Group: Global Mod
Posts: 39,320
Member No.: 88
Joined: 7-March 06
 


Thought England played OK against Brazil. Think it's clear the 3-5-2 helps a lot better - I think it is a simpler system, but not sure it best suits our better players e.g. how do you play Lallana, Kane, Sterling & Alli all together at the same time. Definitely do not want to see Sterling as a wing-back...

Henderson gets a lot of stick for England, but Dier was absolutely dire tonight. Midfield just got bypassed time and time again because nobody could control it or pick a pass.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
D0bz
post Nov 15 2017, 09:03 AM
Post #282
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 15,471
Member No.: 20,053
Joined: 4-November 13
   No Gallery Pics
 


Re: Republic of Ireland - OUCH. Although I suppose if you're gonna lose, lose it in style & not get robbed like their northern brothers...

So England's answer to being the biggest joke in football is to become the biggest bore in football? Well, it's an improvement.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Houdini
post Nov 15 2017, 11:31 AM
Post #283
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Members
Posts: 3,831
Member No.: 21,725
Joined: 4-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


QUOTE(D0bz @ Nov 15 2017, 09:03 AM) *
Re: Republic of Ireland - OUCH. Although I suppose if you're gonna lose, lose it in style & not get robbed like their northern brothers...

So England's answer to being the biggest joke in football is to become the biggest bore in football? Well, it's an improvement.

lol laugh.gif

I didn't even bother to watch that match or the match against Germany. I can't be bothered with international football when it comes to England, they symbolise all of the worst aspects of international breaks.


I'm not surprised Republic Of Ireland got knocked out of the play offs by Denmark but I didn't think they would get thrashed like that!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Nov 15 2017, 01:26 PM
Post #284
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


The United States are in the early stages of forming a mini-tournament among all the major countries that missed the World Cup. They plan to invite Netherlands, Italy, Ghana, and Chile maybe Ivory Coast as well to a small tournament in 2018. It may just be a string of friendlies against all those teams or an unofficial tournament, which is yet to be determined.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Nov 15 2017, 03:36 PM
Post #285
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


Also here's how the pots will look on December 1st when they draw the groups for the tournament:

Pot 1: Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Portugal, France, Belgium, Poland, Russia (automatically in Group A)
Pot 2: Spain, England, Croatia, Colombia, Mexico, Switzerland, Peru*, Uruguay
Pot 3: Iran, Egypt, Senegal, Denmark*, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Iceland
Pot 4: Japan, Morocco, Australia, Serbia*, Nigeria, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia

* - If New Zealand pull off the upset tonight in Lima, then they would be in Pot 4, Serbia would move to 3, and Denmark would move to 2.

Spain has the potential to be drawn into a group with Brazil, Germany, Portugal, France, or Argentina. Madness.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Houdini
post Nov 16 2017, 01:06 PM
Post #286
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Members
Posts: 3,831
Member No.: 21,725
Joined: 4-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


Peru are the 32nd and final team to qualify for the World Cup after beating New Zealand 2-0 in the second leg of the play off match.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Nov 16 2017, 01:15 PM
Post #287
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


We should do little contest for fun if we can 8 people to participate, or 16, but nothing inbetween.

If we had 8 people, then I would randomly give everyone four teams after the groups have been drawn -- I would draw one team from each of the pots above and be sure to not draw two teams from the same group.

Everytime one of your teams gets points, you get the points too. Simple as that.


This post has been edited by DJHazey: Nov 16 2017, 01:16 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Houdini
post Nov 16 2017, 01:46 PM
Post #288
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Members
Posts: 3,831
Member No.: 21,725
Joined: 4-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


QUOTE(DJHazey @ Nov 16 2017, 01:15 PM) *
We should do little contest for fun if we can 8 people to participate, or 16, but nothing inbetween.

If we had 8 people, then I would randomly give everyone four teams after the groups have been drawn -- I would draw one team from each of the pots above and be sure to not draw two teams from the same group.

Everytime one of your teams gets points, you get the points too. Simple as that.

Would that be during the tournament next year?


There will most likely be a sweepstake here on Buzzjack when the main tournament takes place next year, there was one for Euro 2016.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Nov 16 2017, 02:10 PM
Post #289
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


QUOTE(Houdini @ Nov 16 2017, 08:46 AM) *
Would that be during the tournament next year?
There will most likely be a sweepstake here on Buzzjack when the main tournament takes place next year, there was one for Euro 2016.


Yes, for the final tournament in 2018.

If I remember how that sweepstakes went, that seems a bit unfair, especially if someone ends up with Germany and someone else gets Saudi Arabia.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Klumzee
post Nov 16 2017, 03:14 PM
Post #290
it's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
******
Group: Members
Posts: 12,704
Member No.: 11,421
Joined: 3-July 10
 


QUOTE(DJHazey @ Nov 16 2017, 02:10 PM) *
Yes, for the final tournament in 2018.

If I remember how that sweepstakes went, that seems a bit unfair, especially if someone ends up with Germany and someone else gets Saudi Arabia.


It's the luck of the draw! Not exactly unfair when everyone has equal opportunity to draw one of the big guns! Plus it gets as many people involved as people = more discussion = more fun!

Yay for Peru qualifying - nice to see another fresh face joining the World Cup. NZ will get their chance in the playoff every four years so I'm sure it won't be too long before they're back.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Nov 16 2017, 03:55 PM
Post #291
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


Yeah but it'd be more fair if let's say you had everyone predict all the games and gets points on how many they get correct as far as picking a draw or who wins.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Houdini
post Nov 16 2017, 05:25 PM
Post #292
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Members
Posts: 3,831
Member No.: 21,725
Joined: 4-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


QUOTE(DJHazey @ Nov 16 2017, 03:55 PM) *
Yeah but it'd be more fair if let's say you had everyone predict all the games and gets points on how many they get correct as far as picking a draw or who wins.

I'm sure there will be a prediction competition for the World Cup here as well. I can't remember who ran it (I think it was Mack?) but there was a prediction competition for Euro 2016 and that had less matches in total than the amount of matches that will take place at the World Cup so I'm sure lots of people would take part in that as well.

I wouldn't mind running a prediction competition for this tournament if no one else would be able to.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Nov 16 2017, 06:48 PM
Post #293
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


Okay, I'd totally take part in the prediction one.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Steve201
post Nov 16 2017, 06:58 PM
Post #294
Shakin Stevens
******
Group: Members
Posts: 18,802
Member No.: 5,138
Joined: 29-December 07
   No Gallery Pics
 


Gutted after Tuesday night - had front row seats at landsdown too but it was a horror show!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mack'sXmasSack
post Nov 16 2017, 10:21 PM
Post #295
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 20,271
Member No.: 12,915
Joined: 1-February 11
   No Gallery Pics
 


I do have big plans for the World Cup on this forum with potentially a thread for each group and a main World Cup thread. I don't think I run the 2014 World Cup prediction game.

Liking these ideas though.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DJHazey
post Friday, 01:10 PM
Post #296
BuzzJack Regular
***
Group: Members
Posts: 312
Member No.: 21,783
Joined: 26-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


I'd have no issue running the prediction game.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
RabbitFurCoat
post Friday, 06:26 PM
Post #297
You brought the sun to guide you through
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 22,875
Member No.: 118
Joined: 8-March 06
   No Gallery Pics
 


Whilst I'm not at all convinced that he's anything close to a good manager who will bring success for England, I've been really impressed by what Southgate has done so far in terms of the squad. It's currently lookign far better than it previously has done and I'm glad the younger players are getting a chance, the likes of Walcott, Sturridge, Wilshere, Smalling and Chamberlain must have the best part of 200 caps between them and have achieved very little for England, I'm with him that it's time to give some new players a chance, to see if they can do much more with 20-30 caps instead. Yeah it'd probably be nice to see Henderson, Hart and Cahill included in that too, but be a bit realistic, we probably need to have some experience in there.

Let's face it, if Allardyce had never drunk his pint of wine and blabbed we'd still be raging at Rooney dropping too deep and giving the ball away too often.

If we went to Russia with something close to this squad I'd be absolutely delighted!

Butland, Hart, Pickford
Trippier, Walker, Rose, Young
Maguire, Cahill, Gomez, Jones, Stones
Henderson, Winks, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Delph
Sterling, Alli, Rashford, Vardy, Kane, Lallana

With Heaton, Keane, Bertrand, Chalobah, Welbeck, Abraham and Lingard in reserve to choose from. I'd like Demari Gray too and should probably include Livermore in this list as much as I'd rather he wasn't in the squad.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mack'sXmasSack
post Friday, 08:46 PM
Post #298
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 20,271
Member No.: 12,915
Joined: 1-February 11
   No Gallery Pics
 


Wales will be looking for a new coach as Chris Coleman has left to join.... Sunderland.

What?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


15 Pages V  « < 13 14 15
Reply to this topicStart new topic

2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th November 2017 - 01:06 PM