Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012 Day 13 Preview - Wed April 11

Two games tonight and they're both for pride only.

Colombia vs Northern Ireland, 8:30 p.m. - On the one hand we have Colombia, which has played its heart out, had some very close results, and looked like a semi-playoff team if in another group. On the other hand we have Northern Ireland, which got a good/lucky result against Jamaica and then has bombed out of its other games with barely any effort. I hope Colombia wins this so that NI gets last in the group like it deserves. Colombia wins 4-1.

Italy vs Greece, 9:30 p.m. - This is a playoff for fourth place, assuming that Greece can even manage a win agaisnt South Korea. Italy started the tournament well and I'm sure they'd like to end it on a positive note. If Italy wins it will actually end up in third because of the improbable El Salvador win. That said, if the Greeks are good at anything, its showing a little pride. These teams played for last place in 2010 and Italy won that game so Greece will be out for revenge! Tie game 0-0.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

pretty easy to get wins (Norway) when you have easy teams in your pool...as bad as you think N.Ireland is, if they were in your pool they would have wins too..and put Norway in other pool...they wouldnt pull out a win either...Norway is not even close to as good as you make them out to be

Playmaker said...

Yep. I hear that every year. Congratulations for saying the same thing to the same playoff team that everyone else has already said. It's always so easy except when it's your team.

Anonymous said...

to the guy defending N. Ireland: Yes its a tough group, but not the group of death we've seen before with 5 teams that could win the tourney and one that will get destroyed. I would love to collect some money to pay for floor time to have N. Ireland take on Norway (who I think are no where near as good as Braden makes them out to be) and see another 7-1 arse kicking. Hell N. Ireland would have a tough time against a lower middle of the pack team like Scotland, Botswana, or Hungary.

Anonymous said...

So you have Italy taking 3rd in your group with a tie or win over Greece? So if thats what you are predicting where do you have your team. 4th?? You know you wont be beating El Salvador, they will have their full team and will be ready to play. I wonder how the rest of your team feels about you putting them in 4th place.....

I'm not sure about the how you do your standing but according to what you just posted as far as tie break ES should be in second due to goals diff. Either way it doesn't matter as ES will beat Norway.

Anonymous said...

ES has to beat Norway! ES is in second right now but two losses and they could slip to 4th!

Anonymous said...

I know for a fact that ES will finish 1st in its group,

Playmaker said...

Hey! Someone was intelligent enough to pick up on that backhanded ES dig. Good job. Unfortunately, you also used the whole ES doesn't have their full squad excuse, which is about the most pathetic thing a team can do. If you can believe it, Norway hasn't had a full squad yet either. Doesn't matter, we still win, even against the mighty Italy. I'm very confident in our ability to take out a weak ES team.

Anonymous said...

Riggs are you going to take that from him?

Anonymous said...

Julio going around telling people that this Josip from Afghan could score 3 times the goals he gets in Saskatoon in the Regina league. Now that is a bunch of garbage. I am actually angered by these remarks. He then goes on to tell people that Saskatoon has more quality. We have some top quality here in Regina and some top keepers are well. Is this guy seriously stupid? Good way to make friends you clown. You need to shake your head and take some responsibility for what you say. I also want to note that he will not appologize for this remarks. What a fool. He should be banned.

Anonymous said...

I forgot one more thing ... Riggs is another guy that should be banned from the wcp as well. Definately way up there on my list with this clown Julio.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand this no excuse for missing players theory. Name a team in the world that would be as good without 4-5 starters. I'm not bragging, but generally I have scored a goal per game my whole life, jerson scores more than I do. Malek is a great defender who is in better shape than 98% of wcp players. Carson and Spencer are the potential starting centre backs for huskies next season. So you take those 5 out of a lineup and replace them with 5 from the bench. Then who takes the bench spots to come in? Either guys that don't play, or nobody at all. Take Stefan out of your lineup alone and you guys could potentially be 0-3 in the tournament.

I am still astounded that we lost to Italy, as our team should be solid enough to win missing any 5. But obviously we are stronger with Our whole squad and from watching France pummel Norway with ease, I can't see us not advancing to 1/4s, but I guess anything can happen with this style of game.

Riggs

Anonymous said...

Riggs, Deep down you know you just want to be a part of team Norway.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:06 & 1:15 your the reason people hate other people on the blog. Stop distorting the facts. I read the same post and I understood the message. You failed to grasp what was being said. Stop crowding all the blogs with your Julio obsession!

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:03 you came on here three times and post obvious knowledge that we already knew. Everyone knew who Julio was except you. Obviously your the GOW.
Your opinions are making everyone else in Regina look like fools so you should just stop. We haven't forgotten your racist remarks!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Anon 1250 I am on Norway. Come check it out Saskatoon world cup may 18-21. A true fan of mine like yourself will surely be at every game. Let me know your size and I'll order you a jersey with my number on it so you can cheer loud and proud from up top!

Riggs

Playmaker said...

Didn't make it to the games tonight. If anyone has the results feel free to post them.

Anonymous said...

Scores from tonight anyone?

Anonymous said...

greece up 2-0 and ,lost 3-2.

Anonymous said...

I think Colombia 3-0 vs n Ireland, ang Italy 3 Greece 2

Playmaker said...

Wow. Excellent for Italy. Suddenly El Salvadors game on Saturday against France is do or die because Italy will finish with the same amount of wins even if ES beats us on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Waita go Italy. EL will lose to France for sure. France is a solid team.

Anonymous said...

Riggs, whos your favorite keeper? Tristan?

Anonymous said...

He's the toughest Regina keeper to score on from what I've seen. But haven't seen a lot of Jonah and a few of the others. Evan is also pretty solid.

Riggs