Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2012 Preview: Group C

The Contenders: I'm guessing that 2012 will finally be the year that Poland grabs the title. This is a team that has improved significantly over the past few tournaments, has practiced hard and recruited missing pieces and now has arguably the most well-rounded squad. Poland is big, exceptional defensively and now has the goal-scoring ability that should make for easier Group Stage wins than in 2011. The actual competition in Group C will come in every game Poland doesn't play and will be for second place. I'm thinking Nigeria has the best shot to reclaim its playoff position from 2010 and not only because it beat Norway in an exhibition game. The Nigerians are incredibly fast and possess a wide variety of scoring options that a team like Germany can't hope to match.

The Challengers: Germany will make its patented run where it shows it has the skills to compete and then somehow folds and loses big must-win games. Watching Germany is always entertaining because you're never sure who will get mad at who and which player will do something that makes every spectator shake their head in disbelief. Portugal will likely field a young team that tries hard, but really won't stand a chance in this group. Expect the Portuguese to get outmuscled in most of their games but otherwise play not-too-bad.

The Pretenders: Hungary and Vietnam are both new squads and with very few exceptions, new entries to the WCP Cup do not fair well. This group will not offer easy games for either of these teams as Nigeria, Germany and Portugal will be thinking about goal differential when they play them. Hopefully by games 4 and 5 both Hungary and Vietnam will be able to show what they're capable of in 2013.

Predicted Order of Finish
1. Poland
2. Nigeria
3. Germany
4. Portugal
5. Hungary
6. Vietnam

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Germany is not far away from Poland in terms of skilled players and organization defensively so if u think Poland is going to walk over us you wrong, remember the Patterson twins will be around and can do same thing which Bret and jay can do and we have a reliable goal keeper so he can help us stay in any game, I would say we are
Locked with Poland for first place

Playmaker said...

I would say you're living a pipe dream. Poland beat Germany easily in 2011 and Poland had trouble scoring goals last year. Germany isn't even close to the same level defensively as Poland, which I believe is the best defensive team in the tournament.
The Patterson twins are very good players, but I would take Bret and Jay over them any day.

Anonymous said...

The pattersons are overrated

Anonymous said...

You guys are forgetting about Hungary, they have some really good players they could be a surprise team just like Sudan did last year, and the only thing I think Poland is better than Germany is there reliable goal keeping, that guy will save every thing

Anonymous said...

Vietnum could be as good as Laos

Anonymous said...

Poland to the finals and wining it all

Anonymous said...

1. Rumors are speculating that Julio who recently switched teams from ES to ROI is going to get beat by nemerous players who have more skill.

2. Julio has been chirping and telling numerous wcp cup committee members that he will win the golden boot, but what he fails to remember is that he is a nonbody and Collins is only using him to fill the void on defense. Someone has to get made an example of, so why not Julio FOOLIO.

3. Julio claims that he is the best defender in the tournament and has recently went down to CBC NEWS trying to get his name out there only to be laughed at. Julio went home crying. A source within the news station also noticed that Julio had pooped his pants on the way out because the smell coming from him was enough to evacuate the buidling. Some people are hoping Collins gets him a few dipers before he plays on Friday as he might shit himself again and the smell may chase all of the fans away. Other sources have told me that he was wearing white pants which quickly turned brown while he was on his way out of the building.

Keep it classy Regina. More news to follow.

-God of War

Anonymous said...

Germany is not that good. They will get destroyed this year ...

Anonymous said...

Oh forget one more thing ...Germany goaltending is not that good. That Peto guy is cocky and thinks to highly of himself. I hope teams pop in a ton of goals. Go low on him. He might be tall but he useless with the low balls. He's like Joseph from Nigeria. A siv.

Anonymous said...

God of War is Flavio Bravo.
I don't want to say something rude as isn't that guy legal retarded? He can barely spppppeeaakkk

Anonymous said...

LOTS to report from the world of WCP tonight ... earth shattering news ...


1. CBC late night news has announced that a mistake was made about Julio earlier in the day while visiting the news station. Julio was not wearing a white pair on pants, but a white pair of ladies panties which he had taken from his mom. Julio was trying to surprise his male lover Kapila whos favorite color is brown. Julio indeed pooped his pants, but only to change the color for his lover.

2. A rumored strip off between Anibal and Bart has official been cancelled. Reports are saying that Julio is actually taken over for the polish playboi and will now be wearing his BROWN PANTIES when the competition takes place. Kapila has decided to buy Julio a matching bra to go with his underwear. WCP organizers are pissed off because the popular polish playboi will not be featured in the competition, just a weirdo who likes brown ladies panties.

3. Rumors continue to swirl around the Afghan camp. Soheil Summers has signed Julio to a one year deal as the Afghan maskot. The contract has stated that Julio must wear his smelly panties around and try to chase the opposing team off the pitch with his awful stench.

4. A new nike video will be airing featuring Julio in his brown panties. Julio has decided he would like to to a dance for everyone to the barbie girl song.
"Come on barbie lets go party ..."

This is your late night report ... Keep it real Regina.

-God of War

Anonymous said...

This Julio guy is really starting to piss me off. He has done nothing but post ridiculous shit on all the blogs. He mocks people, and he hurts people. The shit he is doing is not friendly by any means. The only thing I feel like doing is punching this idiot. P.S. I am not leaving my name, because I don't want to be mocked by you for the duration of the tournament since you have nothing better to do with your time than blog. Try making some friends dude.

Anonymous said...

Oh and to God of War - It's nice to see someone mock this Julio guy back, but maybe we all should just not pay attention to him. He is an attention junky and ignoring him might be the best option. He will realize soon that he is no more than just a low life idiot.

Anonymous said...

Julio hasn't posted on any other blog than Collins blog.
As for claiming to want to punch the guy and then not leaving your name dude, quite the weak move. Just saying. Aren't you that same guy that posted on Collin's blog whining and complaining? So that means you read every blog right? What was your comment about being on the blog too much and needing to make friends?

Anonymous said...

opening ceremonies habe been changed from 6:30 to 6:00 to accommodate CBC news live feed