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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Apparently his back was ****ed.
    Pretty much a metaphor for Australia's chances right there.

    But perhaps the strategy is is to sneak into the next round by virtue of 3 points from 3 x Nil-all draws and a goal difference of 0.

    Could work if Spain thrashes Holland and Chile by a huge margin, and Holland thrash Chile by not such a huge margin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Pretty much a metaphor for Australia's chances right there.

    But perhaps the strategy is is to sneak into the next round by virtue of 3 points from 3 x Nil-all draws and a goal difference of 0.

    Could work if Spain thrashes Holland and Chile by a huge margin, and Holland thrash Chile by not such a huge margin.
    Spain 7
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    What about if Holland & Chile draw Nil-all?

    Surely we're not expected to win something in order to advance to knockout phase?
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    Chile could draw with the Dutch and all the other scenarios you mention happen, for us to progress. Spain wouldn't even need to thrash the other teams for it to finish 7-3-2-2.

    If either Australia or Chile win their opening match, they are going to put pressure on the last world cup finalists. It's why I think Uruguay are a big chance of progressing in there group, as I'm confident they'll beat Costa Rica which will put pressure on the loser of England and Italy (or both if they draw). I still can't believe Netherlands didn't get a seeding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I still can't believe Netherlands didn't get a seeding.
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    Carn CHile. Please thump Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamuddin View Post
    Carn CHile. Please thump Australia.
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    Nah, best thing about Australia is the ability to cheer against it. Freedom etc. Salamuddin has good cause to dislike Australia, he lives in Lakemba. Much like everyone in England has good reason to hate England. They live in England.
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    The shunt could always move, tbf.
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    Yeah he could but why should he. Id much prefer living in a country I despise that employs me and support other nations I've never been too then actually moving from the country I despise that pays me.
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    Yeah that's a fair point.

    I don't really begrudge people having animosity towards the joint, God knows there are times I think it's **** too. It's just it seems these days Sala only really pops on to post that kind of thing.

    Anyway, to each their own and all that.

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    Yeah me either. I generally think we arent that great after coming back from holidays. Then a riot or gun massacre breaks out and I realise things aren't that bad.

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