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No, Oceania is far far weaker than that.Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
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They get three and a half spots.Originally Posted by marc71178
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.
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?Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
No Steds it's only supposed to work one way...
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.Originally Posted by steds
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.
Last edited by Great Birtannia; 04-05-2006 at 12:02 AM.
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
Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men
might as well add Guily, Pires, Zanetti, Yakin, Baraja, Morientes to these squads since they wont be going to the WC.
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...Originally Posted by steds
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 HoijdonkOriginally Posted by luckyeddie
Awesome hair, though.Originally Posted by gio
Edit: And I never get to see what he says to the press. No one cares south of the border.
Last edited by steds; 21-05-2006 at 08:07 AM.
Slight change of direction for the thread, but still kinda connected. The list comes from this month's Observer Sport Monthly. Full Article here:
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
Maybe it's my Arsenal bias, but I think Chippy Brady is a bit unlucky to miss out too.
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