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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Ideas that involve extrapolating from Poland usually are.
    Ideas which involve invading Poland arenít all that great either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Ah yes, Poland, that well known Asian/African nation.
    Erm what.. if you say weakest Asian or African country which qualified makes a point, the point is moot when there is a weak European team too.

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    You do realise that Poland qualified by winning their group and coming ahead of Denmark and are a top seed and ranked fairly highly don't you? Just because they've been dire in 2 games doesn't make them as poor as you're making out.
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    Neither Poland nor Denmark are doing well, to be fair. Probably the weakest European performances this world cup.


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    Yeah but the mere fact they're Euro Trash doesn't mean they're any better than other outfits from around the world. You can say team X from wherever topped their qualifying group and have been trash for two games but are otherwise a good side. Instead what we invariably hear from the Euro ponces on here is those sides are completely ****. The fact a side is from Europe is meant to give them some ****ing mystical quality over and above sides from elsewhere. It doesn't ffs. For every **** North American, African or Asian outfit which teams go past to qualify from their confederation, there's a Faroe islands , an Israel or a Cyprus.

    Basically, footballing Europhiles need to get off their high horses and realise their **** does stink. If they want extra places they can **** off and have their own tourney (which they get every four years now anyway).
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    That was Brumby tbf.
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    And fwiw (**** all), I think the amount of Euro teams there atm is probably about right, given South America is the other powerhouse and has so few countries, as noted earlier. I'm not really sold on the idea of expanding the WC to more teams, I think the number they have now is probably enough. I'd give Oceania a direct qualification spot, maybe take half a spot each away from two other confederations. It's meant to be a WC. Utterly bizarre that an entire confederation doesn't get automatically represented.

    Basically, anything to keep India out of it will do me.
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    India has no chance of getting to a world cup even if it is expanded to 72 teams.

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    Good.
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    Imagine a WC where a team gets a dodgy penalty given against them and walks off the park, threatening to go home.

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    Haha. India has done this time and again. Gavaskar, then in the test series in SA and then in Australia. Consistently dire. At least we don't cheat like Aussies though, tbf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Imagine a WC where a team gets a dodgy penalty given against them and walks off the park, threatening to go home.
    They've already done this when they weren't allowed to play barefoot back in 1950

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    Do India even have a football team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Imagine a WC where a team gets a dodgy penalty given against them and walks off the park, threatening to go home.
    It must have happened at some stage, even if not about a dodgy penalty.

    France vs Kuwait in 1982 springs to mind, although I'm not 100% sure that the Kuwaitis actually walked off.

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    Argentina vs England in 1966 is a much better example. Their manager took them off after Rattin had been sent off.
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