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  1. #1621

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    Germany - Brazil ----> Germany
    Argentina - Netherlands ----> Argentina


    (For our friend Walter; no idea what the bookmakers are saying).


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    Germany impressive all the way when you look at history:

    YEAH / Round / Position
    1930 Withdrew
    1934 Third place 3
    1938 1st round 10
    1950 Banned
    1954 Champions 1
    1958 Fourth place 4
    1962 Quarter-finals 7
    1966 Runners-up 2
    1970 Third place 3
    1974 Champions 1
    1978 2nd group stage 6
    1982 Runners-up 2
    1986 Runners-up 2
    1990 Champions 1
    1994 Quarter-finals 5
    1998 Quarter-finals 7
    2002 Runners-up 2
    2006 Third place 3
    2010 Third place 3
    2014 Semi-Finals****

    Last edited by Mat; 07-07-2014 at 10:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    (For our friend Walter; no idea what the bookmakers are saying).
    No need to bring it up again unless you want to look foolish a second time round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketurtles:
    No need to bring it up again unless you want to look foolish a second time round.
    it's not looking foolish it's simply stating my opinion / feelings (as opposed to looking at bookies favorites).

    Just want to make it clear in the event my predictions are the right ones that I did not pick the bookies' favorites but mines.

    As for Brazil:

    Year / Status / Position
    1930 Group stage 6th
    1934 1st round 14th
    1938 Semi-finals 3rd
    1950 Final 2nd
    1954 Quarter-finals 5th
    1958 Champions 1st
    1962 Champions 1st
    1966 Group stage 11th
    1970 Champions 1st
    1974 Semi-finals 4th
    1978 Semi-finals 3rd
    1982 2nd group stage 5th
    1986 Quarter-finals 5th
    1990 Round of 16 9th
    1994 Champions 1st
    1998 Final 2nd
    2002 Champions 1st
    2006 Quarter-finals 5th
    2010 Quarter-finals 6th
    2014 Semi-Finals****
    Last edited by Mat; 07-07-2014 at 11:00 AM.
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    The dutch look v avaerage in comparison (but history isn't a;ways right)

    Year / Round / Position
    1930 Did Not Enter
    1934 Round 1 9th
    1938 Round 1 14th
    1950 Did Not Enter
    1954 Did Not Enter
    1958 Did Not Qualify
    1962 Did Not Qualify
    1966 Did Not Qualify
    1970 Did Not Qualify
    1974 Runners-up 2nd
    1978 Runners-up 2nd
    1982 Did Not Qualify
    1986 Did Not Qualify
    1990 Round of 16 15th
    1994 Quarter-Final 7th
    1998 Fourth Place 4th
    2002 Did Not Qualify
    2006 Round of 16 11th
    2010 Runners-up 2nd
    2014 Semi-Finals****

    Last edited by Mat; 07-07-2014 at 11:05 AM.

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    The reference to bookies was when Walter mentioned who the favourites in the previous round were. "Favourites" in that context clearly connoted reference to bookmakers' odds. I don't think you understood.

    On the other hand, everyone understood you making your predictions based on your own opinions and not simply on who the favourite of each tie to go through was.


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    Germany - Brazil ----> Germany
    Argentina - Netherlands ----> Netherlands

    Its finally getting exciting, I might even make and effort and finally watch a match or use it as an excuse to go out on the pish


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    and Argentina:

    Year / Round Position / 1930
    Runners-up 2
    1934 1st round 9
    1938 Withdrew
    1950 1954 Did not enter
    1958 Group stage 13
    1962 Group stage 10
    1966 Quarter-finals 5
    1970 Did not qualify
    1974 2nd group stage 8
    1978 Champions 1
    1982 2nd group stage 12
    1986 Champions 1
    1990 Runners-up 2
    1994 Round of 16 9
    1998 Quarter-finals 6
    2002 Group stage 18
    2006 Quarter-finals 6
    2010 Quarter-finals 5
    2014 Semi Finals

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  9. #1629
    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    Germany - Brazil ----> Germany
    Argentina - Netherlands ----> Argentina


    (For our friend Walter; no idea what the bookmakers are saying).
    FYI, you are going along with the bookies favorites again. Germany slight favorites against Brazil. Neymar being out has a lot to do with this.

    Argentina favorites against Holland.

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    The Dutch will take Revenge for 1978. LvG makes the different this time :-)


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