Cricket Player Manager
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Germany

  1. #1
    International Debutant Salamuddin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Lakemba, Sydney
    Posts
    2,155

    2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Germany

    Anyone interested in field hockey here ?

    Who's your tip to win the wc in Germany in Sepetember ?

    Here is how I see the final standings:

    1. Spain
    2. Australia
    3. Germany
    4. Pakistan
    5. Holland
    6. India
    7. Argentina
    8. Korea
    9. New Zealand
    10. England
    11. Japan
    12. South Africa

  2. #2
    Cricketer Of The Year Mr Casson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    9,652
    ...

    ...

    I'll put a post in here just to keep you company.
    'Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, 'farewell! Every happiness and prosperity! If, in the progress of revolving years, I could persuade myself that my blighted destiny had been a warning to you, I should feel that I had not occupied another man's place in existence altogether in vain.
    - Wilkins Micawber

  3. #3
    Cricketer Of The Year Robertinho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Testing Forums into the Sunset
    Posts
    8,440
    IMO, though Spain can always pull something spectacular out of the bag, Australia will just be too good. I'd predict that Australia's overlapping would completely overwhelm the Spanish defence. Also think Spain have trouble defending short corners - arguably one of Australia's biggest strengths.
    "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever."

  4. #4
    Cricket Spectator
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Ludhiana
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinho
    IMO, though Spain can always pull something spectacular out of the bag, Australia will just be too good. I'd predict that Australia's overlapping would completely overwhelm the Spanish defence. Also think Spain have trouble defending short corners - arguably one of Australia's biggest strengths.

    I'd have the Aussies as favourites but I feel Spain can beat Australia.
    Luke Doerner and Troy Elder are very good but Spain have excellent penalty corner takers themselves in Santiago Freixia and Xavi Ribas.

    Spain's midfield is probably better than Austalia's but as you said correctly, Sapin have always been vulnerable on the counterattack, which Australia are excellent at.

    Germany at home will be very tough and of course the Dutch are perennial contenders.
    Look for Argentina to pull of a surprise.

    If India can pick a full strength squad (with Gagan, Deepak and Bimal Lakra), they can finish in the top six - Bhaskaran is probably the best Indian coach after Kaushik so they may attain fifth or sixth which is decent given the rubbish results before.

    Pakistan also at best will finish fifth or sixth - given they have just as many problems as India. NZ are another dark horse IMO.


  5. #5
    Cricketer Of The Year Robertinho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Testing Forums into the Sunset
    Posts
    8,440
    I'll be honest with you, I made all that up.

  6. #6
    Cricket Spectator
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Ludhiana
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinho
    I'll be honest with you, I made all that up.

    lol...but you were spot on about Spain's traditional weakness and Australia's strength in the short corners....

  7. #7
    Hall of Fame Member age_master's Avatar
    Plasmanaut on Fire Champion!
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    15,777
    Australia have been in pretty good form over the last little while i think i heard and i reakon the kookaburra's will win easily.
    Member of CW Green
    Kerry O'Keefe - Worlds funniest Commentator

  8. #8
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,229
    I'm a fan of field hockey, it's a great game!

    Nathan Eglington (current Australian player) went to my school...taught him everything he knows
    "What is this what is this who is this guy shouting what is this going on in here?" - CP. (re: psxpro)

    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

    R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi

    Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath

    "How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.

  9. #9
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,157
    Salamuddin Janissar to star for Pakistan in the midfield.
    Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universe
    Come and Paint Turtle
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Kohli. Do something in test cricket for once please.

    Thanks.

  10. #10
    Hall of Fame Member steds's Avatar
    Breakout Champion!
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ****ing cold and ****ing wet
    Posts
    17,201
    I can personally see Argentina going a long way. I think their brand of hockey is perfectly suited to grinding out the results needed in this sort of tournament.


    Holland, on the other hand, are all flair and no efficiency.

  11. #11
    Cricket Web XI Moderator lord_of_darkness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Auckland , New Zealand
    Posts
    13,252
    the only world cup to talk about in 2006 is soccer..
    Don L-o-d , Legion Of Doom

    Lords Lounge, Off Topic, The Happening Place in CW and OT.

    Co Chairman CWBCC - Cricketweb XI - CW Green | Manager of Hampshire CC - Wccc | Chairman of the Muralitharan Supporters Club ~MSC~ |

    Current Stats:
    2* - 17-4-35-3 - Season Ends..

    Current Record
    Batting - RHB: M:48 Inns:43 Runs:457 H/S:33* Ave:15.5 N.O:10
    Bowling - Off Spin: O:280 M:40 Runs:975 Wickets:104 Ave:9.3 S.R:15.6

  12. #12
    State Vice-Captain Sir Redman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1,406
    Quote Originally Posted by Salamuddin
    Anyone interested in field hockey here ?

    Who's your tip to win the wc in Germany in Sepetember ?

    Here is how I see the final standings:

    1. Spain
    2. Australia
    3. Germany
    4. Pakistan
    5. Holland
    6. India
    7. Argentina
    8. Korea
    9. New Zealand
    10. England
    11. Japan
    12. South Africa
    I'd be pretty disappointed if NZ only finish 9th. We should be able to beat Korea, and IIRC we have beaten India quite regularly in recent times. Our biggest problem is that Simon Towns and Dion Gosling have recently retired, which leaves a massive gap at centre half and fullback. Ryan Archibald has fallen back into the centre half position, but IMO isn't as effective there as he was when he played up front.

    I'd imagine Australia will win, with Spain, Holland and Germany fighting it out for 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Pakistan probably 5th. 6th to 10th could probably go in any order, the teams are fairly even and it could just come down to who has the best game on the day. Japan and SA will most likely take 11th and 12th.

    And yeah. Hockey's awesome. People who haven't played it - you don't know what you're missing.
    Last edited by Sir Redman; 21-05-2006 at 05:45 AM.
    He’s thrown a kettle over a pub, what have you done?

    - Gareth Keenan from "The Office"

    *****Winner***** of the 2006 FIFA World Cup predictions thread...see you in four years' time?

  13. #13
    International Coach biased indian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    office
    Posts
    11,029
    No FootBall
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    RIP Craigos

  14. #14
    Global Moderator vic_orthdox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    25,548
    So is the World Cup given greater prominence than the Champion's Trophy?

  15. #15
    International Coach biased indian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    office
    Posts
    11,029
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Redman
    I'd be pretty disappointed if NZ only finish 9th. We should be able to beat Korea, and IIRC we have beaten India quite regularly in recent times. Our biggest problem is that Simon Towns and Dion Gosling have recently retired, which leaves a massive gap at centre half and fullback. Ryan Archibald has fallen back into the centre half position, but IMO isn't as effective there as he was when he played up front.

    I'd imagine Australia will win, with Spain, Holland and Germany fighting it out for 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Pakistan probably 5th. 6th to 10th could probably go in any order, the teams are farely even and it could just come down to who has the best game on the day. Japan and SA will most likely take 11th and 12th.

    And yeah. Hockey's awesome. People who haven't played it - you don't know what your missing.
    you will be playing England for 9-10 and should win it

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. You dream world cup final
    By Wasimullah in forum 2006 Football World Cup - Germany
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 14-06-2006, 05:29 AM
  2. World Cup squads announced
    By Craig in forum 2006 Football World Cup - Germany
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 21-05-2006, 05:25 AM
  3. Two Twenty20 World Cups on the way
    By James in forum Twenty20 World Cup
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 01-05-2006, 06:57 AM
  4. Observer Issue #003. April 2006
    By OBSERVER 1 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-04-2006, 03:21 AM
  5. OBSERVER ISSUE #002 March 2006
    By OBSERVER 1 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-03-2006, 11:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •