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    Men's hockey competition

    Who do you think will be the medallists and the finshing order ?

    I say : Gold: Australia
    Silver: Germany
    Bronze: Spain

    4th Holland
    5th Pakistan
    6th India
    7th Argies
    8th Korea
    9th Great Britain
    10th New Zealand
    11th South Africa
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    Pakistan could be a surprise winner (ie. in the top three)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep
    Pakistan could be a surprise winner (ie. in the top three)
    Could be. With Sohail Abbas in their side and the recent rule change favouring penalty corner takers, they are dark horses.
    Argentina with Jorge Lombi could be the surprise packets in the other pool.

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    Didn't GB win a tri-series involving Pakistan a while back?

    We don't get much coverage over here, but I thought that they did?
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    at the commonwealth games New Zealand beat Pakistan 7-1. they°ve been imporving all the time recently and you never known if we can get some things to go our way we might do our selves proud
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    The loss of captain Paul Gaudoin in midfield is going to hurt Australia big time.

    In light of this, I'll revise my original prediction and say that Australia won't win gold -- More likely Germany.

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    I think pretty much anyone could win this on the day. If GB sort themselves out in time they're in with a shot.

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    I think SA have improved a lot lately. All I know is our u/21s are really good. We had a three-game series with Aus this past weekend and drew 1-1 with the last game being a draw. I don't think we'll manage a medal this Olympics though.

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    Speaking of SA Hestra Cloete should have a good chance of winning the high jump. I'm pleased to have my name attached to a possible gold medalist
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    Jacques Freitag, too, if he goes. He had some sort of injury to his ankle and he wasn't sure if he was going to make it or not. Both are IAAF High Jump champions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    I think pretty much anyone could win this on the day. If GB sort themselves out in time they're in with a shot.
    You're the first Briton I know who thinks GB's mens hockey team can win a medal.


    Personally I think a more realistic goal for Great Britain would be a top 6 finish.

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    This should IMo be India's starting lineup for their first game against Holland:
    (3-1-3-3-1) formation.


    Prabjhot Gagan Ajit Singh Adam Sinclair

    Dhanraj Pillay

    Igance Tirkey Rasquinha Vikram Pillay

    Xalco Dileep Tirkey(c) Sandeep Singh

    Chauhan (gk)

    What do you guys think ?


    PS: Some recent results before the Athens Games

    India 3 Germany 3
    Spain 7 NZL 2
    Spain 5 Great Britain 1

    Spain looking in great form.

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    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!

    Congratulations to the Aussie mens Hockey team, and in particular Nathan Eglington who went to good old Kingscliff High School, for winning gold.

    Much deserved after years of near misses.

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    Yes, well done to Australia.
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