Monday, April 11, 2011

Norway in the Playoffs! - 2011

I think I'm going to make this a recurring column topic for the WCP Cup. Just like in 2010, Norway is in the playoffs again. And hey, while we're at it, Norway is also atop the overall standings for the entire tournament - so there's that too.

Of course, making the playoffs didn't come without a ton of hard work. Gritty wins against England, Serbia, Portugal and Sierra Leone were what enabled the Norwegians to advance, and lucky for fans, the matchup on Sunday against Ireland comes at a time when Norway is peaking as a team.

Not gonna lie, making the playoffs already feels pretty darn good. No other team has the luxury of saying that yet (although Ireland, Laos and Poland are well on their way) and I think it would be a shame if I wasted the opportunity to gloat. For everyone who doubted Norway again this year, that's two straight tournaments starting off 4-0. Not too shabby. I'm already looking forward to the playoffs.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

yesterday, you werent peaking. give me a break. You will lose in the quarters , guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

you were expected to make it and honestly in a nicer fashion than you did, you guys sure didnt make it to easy on yourselves and dominate games that you should and could have, best of luck against real teams!

Anonymous said...

You guys are terrible

Anonymous said...

Norway was gifted an easy pool, but they did what they did to get to the qualifying stages.

The real test will be whether or not they can give ROI a game. If they can hang in there it may help build some momentum heading into the knock out stages.

ROI is a team that will sort out pretendors.

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't think I heard a single person that didn't expect you to make it out of your group...of all 4 groups it is without a doubt the EASIEST to predict the top 2 teams. Don't congratulate yourself too much there Braden...it's not that big of an accomplishment in this pool...you're a good team, but not as good as you think in your own mind there Braden. You guys got the luxury of having your games finish before the rest of the teams which is why you are on top of the standings and clinched a spot. One more win by Laos, Poland, ROI and you're back to second or lower...and after ROI pummels you guys you'll drop even further in the overall standings. Props on beating 2 teams that shouldn't even be in this tournament, and 2 others that are consistantly in the bottom half of the teams. Good luck in the quarter finals...you'll need it.

Anonymous said...

Good luck in the playoffs Braden! Loving the reactions from the other posters. It is quite amusing to be honest.

Anonymous said...

after watchinbg norway play aganist portugal and wow what a bad team norway is, u will lose 8-0to ireland no question about it, your team is a joke, go put your clown suits on and start dancing

Anonymous said...

like kevin durant said about chris bosh "hes a pretend big man"..sorry norway but in this one kevin durant is ROI and you are chris bosh. and for people who don't follow the nba at all that means norway will get demolished on sunday by a predicted score 7-1. im stoked to see braden on the right back covering brett levis. ill give norway one goal seeing has ROI will most likely have 7 players in the opposing end the entire game which might be a tad vulnerable to a counter, but realistically not a big worry.

Anonymous said...

I love it. Well put Braden, I love how you pump up Norway to get all the haters out from under their rocks. Probably mostly guys who don't actually play soccer anymore or just play coed, but I bet they USED to be really good players...lol. Anyways, The organizers should be paying you for hyping up this tournament instead of being little crybabies...Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

no... most of the guys who have commented have common sense and know how much more of a weak team norway is. not crybabies or coed players, just people with common sense.

Anonymous said...

Is making a comment even worth it? Braden just said it all.... HAHA Pathetic

Anonymous said...

norway will be out next round they suck

Anonymous said...

Norway is going to kick some ass against ROI. ROI is going to get a real wakeup call when Norway comes around. Norway 3 ROI 1

Anonymous said...

Norway is by far playing the best soccer at WCP. Easily the most entertaining team!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Entertaining yes but not that good!!!! ROI Nor 5 - 0 ROI And I don't like ROI!!!!

Anonymous said...

Norway is greatest team to ever play the game! Braden should play on Liverpool he is that good!! Keep it up Norway !!!

Anonymous said...

Liverpool is not that good dude!!

Anonymous said...

wow I love the mom/dad/little girl comments, they sure know a lot about the game hahah

Anonymous said...

Liverpool is a sweet team. Adding Carrol and getting rid of Torres was a great move.

Anonymous said...

Getting rid of Carrol and adding Braden would be the best move of all for the reds.