Originally Posted by Blaze
New Zealand will never make a world cup in my life time which means I have to choose other teams to support.
The Netherlands have always been the team I support so I will be backing them again along with Australia. I never thought I would see the day where I supported Australia in a sporting event but they are generally useless at football and I would love to see them do well and put football in this part of the world on the map.
Oh and anyone who is playing England!
Who is everyone else supporting that doesn't have a country in the world cup or as a second team and who do you want to see crash out?
It is actually possible (though still very unlikely) that we could fluke our way to the World Cup now that Australia are gone.
However, for that to happen we would need the entire Uruguay/other South American team (including reserves) to break down before the playoff though. Maybe food poisoning?
We'd also need to actually play some games beforehand to get the team together and to figure out which combination of plonkers works the best, because the current trend of one game every 3 years or so is hopeless. Of course, that has its own problems because its next to impossible to get guys like Nelsen and Vicelich released from their club teams and so we inevitably end up with a team of NZ Knights players getting beaten by Vanuatu.
I was actually slightly optimistic about the All Whites a couple of years ago after we beat Australia and drew with Scotland - until we got hammered in the Confederations Cup. We have had two massive problems for almost my entire lifetime -
1) Our defence is prone to letting in last-minute goals
2) We have nobody at all that can convert even straightforward goalscoring chances. Our only method of scoring seems to be from set pieces when we can crowd the box and sneak a header or just bundle the ball in.
If we can sort out one of those problems then there is always the possibility that we could sneak a win over a South American team.
As for this World Cup, I'm not sure who I'll be supporting yet. In some ways I want to see Australia get smashed yet in other ways I want to see them do well