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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    It is Concacaf that needs to lose a place or two. The US and Mexico get a free ride into the world cup with a two place cushion, I wish we could qualify through there. Oceania is about as competitive as that and FIFA took our promised direct qualifying spot away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    No, Oceania is far far weaker than that.
    They get three and a half spots.

    Take out Mexico and the USA and they have 1.5 spots for Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Canada and a whole heap of other fodder.

    Australia would wipe the floor with those sides and I would fancy us against both Mexico, who we defeated at the last attempt, and the US. Infact, we defeated Jamaica 5-0 not that long ago. We only beat the Solomon Islands 7-1 on aggregrate. It's a farce they get that many spots, it should be 2.5 max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    Australia would wipe the floor with those sides and I would fancy us against both Mexico, who we defeated at the last attempt, and the US.
    So what? The rest of Oceania would get whooped by most of the countries you named in that post, so why give them a spot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    So what? The rest of Oceania would get whooped by most of the countries you named in that post, so why give them a spot?
    Which countries? You can't say Jamaica (who by the way now refuse to call up any English born players with Jamaican heritage e.g. Damien Francis) who's best player is Claude Davis, Canada and T&T once Yorke retire are any better than NZ. They are all equally inept. Costa Rica I conceed although Deportivo Saprissa had 9 internationals and were outplayed by Sydney, a team thrown together in a couple of months, before scoring a flukey goal and winning 1-0 at the club world championships.

    The major point was Concacaf don't deserve 3.5 spots. It doesn't matter now Australia are qualifying through Asia and T&T and Costa Rica will get humbled at the world cup.
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    Well, seeing as there are two threads started by the same guy almost worded identically and covering precisely the same subject - and started six minutes apart (obviously becoming a Derbyshire supporter - "wick in t' ead"), even though it's a few years too late I should like to nominate one or the other of the Andy Gorams
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    might as well add Guily, Pires, Zanetti, Yakin, Baraja, Morientes to these squads since they wont be going to the WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    No James McFadden or Steven Pressley? I'm hurt.
    Feck Steven Pressley. Completely overrated and a blinkered fool when it comes to speaking in the press. Now if you'd said Kris Boyd, Chris Burke, or Barry Ferguson then you'd have a point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Well, seeing as there are two threads started by the same guy almost worded identically and covering precisely the same subject - and started six minutes apart (obviously becoming a Derbyshire supporter - "wick in t' ead"), even though it's a few years too late I should like to nominate one or the other of the Andy Gorams
    Brilliant call. Andy Goram was an unbelievable 'keeper. For someone so fat and un-athletic, he pulled off saves to rival and better any others. Some of his saves for us against Spetic were simply unbeleivable, especially when facing Pierre Van Hoijdonk

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    Quote Originally Posted by gio
    Feck Steven Pressley. Completely overrated and a blinkered fool when it comes to speaking in the press.
    Awesome hair, though.

    Edit: And I never get to see what he says to the press. No one cares south of the border.
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    Ten Best Players Never to Play in a World Cup

    Slight change of direction for the thread, but still kinda connected. The list comes from this month's Observer Sport Monthly. Full Article here:

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/s...786654,00.html

    Some illustrious names there:

    1. George Best
    2. Bernd Schuster
    3. Ladislao Kubala
    4. George Weah
    5. Tommy Lawton
    6. Ryan Giggs
    7. Alberto Spencer
    8. Alfredo Di Stefano
    9. Eric Cantona
    10. Abedi Pele


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    Who's in goal?

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    Get Ryan Nelson in there.

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