Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 92

Thread: Ok So.....will 2010 be as glorious a year as 1966 ?

  1. #31
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,663
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    The 2-0 win? England had a second XI out there, pretty much.

    I think all objective viewers would have to rate England amongst the favourites. They have a starting XI as strong as anyone in the world and seem to have psychological issues more than anything else. I think Capello solves a lot of those.

    Wouldn't be surprised in the least if they win it. I reckon Brazil, Spain and England are the favourites.
    England are good, don't get me wrong, but I think Spain and Brazil are quite obviously better at the moment.

    They're in a league with Italy, Germany, Netherlands, all unbeaten in their own groups too. And if I'm honest, I wouldn't fancy their chances against any of those teams if they met in the quarter-finals, but it's a close call. Then there are sides like France, Portugal and Argentina, who you wouldn't write off even though they're struggling at the moment. It's not unusual at all for a team that only barely made the finals to come out as champions.

    England are somewhere between third and sixth for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

  2. #32
    BARNES OUT dontcloseyoureyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    WILDCARD, BITCHES
    Posts
    28,358
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    They have a starting XI as strong as anyone in the world
    reactionface.jpg
    The one, the only CW Black
    Code:
    47.3 W Coppinger to Heads 
        Smacked the ball straight into the groin of Iwuajoku who has fallen over, 
        miraculously with the ball still caught in his scrotal area! Out!

  3. #33
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Samuel_Vimes's Avatar
    Defend Your Castle Champion! Monkey Diving Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Bonn, BRD
    Posts
    22,939
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    They were all supposedly favourites last time round as well tbf.
    England were favourites? In which country?

    Oh, right. Carry on.
    Messi scores on the rebound.

    Founder of ESAS - Edgar Schiferli, the best associate bowler
    A follower of the schools of Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett and Benaud
    Member of JMAS, DMAS, FRAS and RTDAS

    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Grünbaum
    Is the conduct approved by the gods right ("pious"), because of properties of its own, or merely because it pleases the gods to value or command it?

  4. #34
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity
    Posts
    31,921
    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    England were favourites? In which country?

    Oh, right. Carry on.
    Just like the time before that, and the time before that...


  5. #35
    Hall of Fame Member grecian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS.
    Posts
    15,490
    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    England are good, don't get me wrong, but I think Spain and Brazil are quite obviously better at the moment.

    They're in a league with Italy, Germany, Netherlands, all unbeaten in their own groups too. And if I'm honest, I wouldn't fancy their chances against any of those teams if they met in the quarter-finals, but it's a close call. Then there are sides like France, Portugal and Argentina, who you wouldn't write off even though they're struggling at the moment. It's not unusual at all for a team that only barely made the finals to come out as champions.

    England are somewhere between third and sixth for me.
    That's about right for me. Don't really know why Scaly rates us so highly considering he's always going on about two of our best players Rooney and particularly Gerrard being over-rated
    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.
    Walt Whitman

  6. #36
    Hall of Fame Member aussie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cricket
    Posts
    16,845
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Just like the time before that, and the time before that...
    England defiantely where one of the form teams going into the WC 06. Especially after that friendly win vs a strong Argentina in Geneva. The media just super overhyped our chances & well the players where horrific expect for J Cole & Hargreaves.

    I presume you are just joking about the ENG being ranked as favourites going into any tournament before that.

  7. #37
    Cricket Web Content Updater roseboy64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Jamaica
    Posts
    18,574
    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    That's about right for me. Don't really know why Scaly rates us so highly considering he's always going on about two of our best players Rooney and particularly Gerrard being over-rated
    Nah he thinks the latter is overrated. He finds faults with how Rooney plays sometimes though.
    Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson = Greatest Ever Manager
    "One from ten leaves zero." - Eric Williams, former T&T PM
    Member of Cricket Web Green
    Member of Northside Power

    R.I.P Fardin Qayyumi

  8. #38
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,555
    They won't win it.

    And if they play Australia, Australia will beat them.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
    "People make me happy.. not places.. people"

    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

  9. #39
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,743
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    They won't win it.

    And if they play Australia, Australia will beat them.
    See ripper's signature
    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    gimh has now surpassed richard as the greatest cw member ever imo

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

  10. #40
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend andyc's Avatar
    Yeti Sports 1.5 Champion!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    23,856
    Does your sig just refer to an actual Aus-Eng game? If Australia manage to progress further than England, does it count?
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

  11. #41
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,743
    Haha well I was just referring to a specific match-up, can't see you going further than us though

  12. #42
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    45,221
    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Haha well I was just referring to a specific match-up, can't see you going further than us though
    Ooo. Wouldn't be so sure, tbh. Would be fairly confident if we actually have to play Oz, but a favourable draw could see them in the quarters and if we slip up early doors...
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "as much a news event as an actual footballer, a worthy stop-start centre forward, but an all-time hyper-galactico when it comes to doing funny things with cars and hats, a player whose signing proves once again that the Premier League is still undoubtedly the best in the world when it comes to doing things with cars and hats."
    - Barney Ronay on Mario Balotelli

  13. #43
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,743
    I don't think we will. I think under Capello we will beat the teams that we should beat, should make the last 8

  14. #44
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    45,221
    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    I don't think we will. I think under Capello we will beat the teams that we should beat, should make the last 8
    At the v least.

    But yeah, I'm not expecting us to slip up, but I reckon Oz going further than us if we don't play them is a possibility. More so than if we do anyway, IMHO.

  15. #45
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    On a trip to the moon
    Posts
    48,743
    Hope we get them in the group stage tbh

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. England Test Matches Next Year
    By kp4captain in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15-07-2009, 03:59 AM
  2. Replies: 98
    Last Post: 11-09-2007, 06:26 PM
  3. 2023 - Weaver's Year (Story)
    By Neil Pickup in forum General
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 31-12-2005, 05:22 AM
  4. Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year
    By Neil Pickup in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 04-05-2003, 03:09 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
  •