who,s gonna win the world cup

Started by: fishy123 (inactive)


Started: 15th Jun 2006 at 03:29

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

i have no idea and i dont like footy so i dont care!

Replied: 15th Jun 2006 at 10:15

Posted by: getwom (inactive)


Replied: 15th Jun 2006 at 16:33
Last edited by getwom: 8th Aug 2010 at 22:26:02

Posted by: ann442 (210)

what cup :-)
ahh you mean a cupa tea

Replied: 15th Jun 2006 at 20:15

Posted by: brian (838)

Germany or Brazil - I can't see England beating these teams, but I hope I'm proved wrong as usual.

Replied: 15th Jun 2006 at 21:39

Posted by: keily (306) 

Lets not rule out Spain, i think theirs is the best performance so far, any way nice to see crouch & gerrard keep our hopes alive today, well i would say that im a Liverpool fan plus thanx to fishy for starting this thread, i gotta feeling its gonna draw a lot of interest, pro & anti

Replied: 15th Jun 2006 at 23:24

Posted by: dave© (3507)

Personally, I don't give a kcuf who wins the world cup, the action caused by this event is causing the television schedules to be disrupted in the U.K. How do other countries cope? Why do the powers that be think everyone is interested in football? If there was an international world tiddly winks championship, would tv viewing be interuppted by this, I think not.

Replied: 16th Jun 2006 at 01:35

Posted by: ann442 (210)

no what you mean dave :(
same here hubbie likes the watching it
its been the same thing with somthing called the stanley cup in canada
i think its hocky not seen corrie street
for weeks on a week night

Replied: 16th Jun 2006 at 03:33

Posted by: billy (26053) 

brazil are struggling to get the ball in the net. germany will go out in the next round.england have got to get interested, or they can join the wags and have a ball.
just what does it take to fire up these overpaid bling pratts, and get it together for their country???

Replied: 18th Jun 2006 at 19:15

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

i agree with dave. why should none football fans suffer? i dont mind people liking it! but it shouldnt be pushed upon people all the time! you cant get away from football this and world cup that! we even had a guy knocking on door trying to sell us 'england' hats for the kids. so i live in england i gotta like footy right?? i am patriotic and do love england but i dont like footy i dont see how football sums up sport in a particular country especially when half the team aint even english!

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 02:27

Posted by: billy (26053) 

like???dislike???thats the name of the game on our tv screens isnt it??i dont like all the fantasy soaps, but they are there on my screen night after night.the world cup comes around once every four years for g**s sake.seing as how we all pay our TV licences, live and let live. you will soon have your soaps back night after night fairly soon.
PS roll on the next world cup.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 10:07

Posted by: billy (26053) 

brazil will most certainly NOT win the world cup. i stick to my forcast which is ARGENTINA.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 10:09

Posted by: keily (306) 

I appreciate everyones freedom of speech & of choice, now 15 years ago i think most people might of been justified in saying it`s on too much, but we now live in a digital age were we have sky & cable & freeview etc, so most things that aren`t on the usual channel will pop up on another channel, and there is far more choice now, take coronation st, how many times is that repeated over 7 days, it`d be hard to miss it if you tried, they took men & motors off freeview to screen yet another load of repetetive quiz rubbish, now theres room for complaint (in my opinion). There are lots of people who don`t like footy but for the world cup they make an exeption, i bet secretly deep down even the non footy fans were happy to see England notch up 2 wins, we can`t help but to want our team to win, we are English & that`s the way we are (just my opinion)& as far as half the English team not being English, well that puzzled me, i can think of only one (Owen Hargreaves)

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 11:09

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

I agree with Dave and Twigginer. I thought Channel 5 had been invented for sporting events such as these. I hate football with a vengence. HATE, HATE, HATE but, not only do we have to suffer all the regular programmes being re-scheduled, but they've even introduced football into nearly every advert as well. I always mute the adverts, but there they bloody well are with flags flying and stupidly styled hair on stupidly styled people, kids playing footie AD NAUSEUM. Have I come across as being a little p****d off? Oh goody.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 11:18

Posted by: brian (838)

I've changed my prediction, Germany or Argentina.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 12:01

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Yes i know theres lots of channels but even ones not showing football have usually some football related thing on! even cbeebies have a football competition we just cant get away from it! and the news!!! if i cared about the footy i would watch it! and dont even get me started on big brother! i'm getting very tempted to sell my tv! football should stay on sky sports!!!

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 12:38

Posted by: billy (26053) 

hey molly m,just as well you dont like footy, cos you appear to have a temper???anyone stood next to you on the terraces, would get sorted out if their team scored.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 14:20

Posted by: billy (26053) 

germany has no chance brian. i will go with argentina on the showing of their game so for england, we jst might see a diff team when weve got away from the spoilers. i hope so anyway, would be a shame on the sincere english patriots, for them to go out with a wimp.
cant savvy erricson allowing the team so much family time???none of the other coaches give the same licence to their players.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 14:26

Posted by: zoe24 (2272) 

the way argentina played looks like they cud

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 15:34

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

Hi Billy. No, I'm pretty even tempered really. I have to be in the job I do but don't you worry yourself now lad, you won't find me on any terraces, you'll be pleased to hear.

Replied: 19th Jun 2006 at 16:19
Last edited by mollie m: 19th Jun 2006 at 16:21:14

Posted by: billy (26053) 

phewww, good news lads...molly"s been banned from the more need for the tin helmets.

Replied: 20th Jun 2006 at 17:38

Posted by: tonker (24614) 

I wish they'd hurry up and win it, then it would be over and done with. I'd sooner watch Songs of Praise.

Replied: 20th Jun 2006 at 19:41

Posted by: ann442 (210)

lol tonker not me sooner watch
the news

Replied: 20th Jun 2006 at 23:36

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

You know what Tonker. All things being equal I'd sooner watch Sons of Praise as well, but I think I'd slit me own throat before I got that desperate!

Replied: 21st Jun 2006 at 15:32

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

C'mon you people,the comp has only just begun.I have watched a few games,either via the VCR or the edited highlights and while I think England could have put more zest into their matches,they've done enough to get the results and like I've said elsewhere if they peak too early they could have an early exit.At the moment,like most other teams in the competition they have a team of stars but not yet a star team.Here in Oz it's top news,they're just lapping up the hipe,even our sports tragic PM is joining in,people who have never watched a game of football in their lives are getting in on the act,at the moment everything else is paling into insignificance,but then again it is Australia's first World cup appearance for 32 years and their loving it.My wife is for the green and gold(Aussie) but I still cheer for the old country,so come on get behind your team,our team,and cheer them on to victory.

Replied: 23rd Jun 2006 at 10:49

Posted by: ann442 (210)

i dont care who wins
just get it over with :)

Replied: 23rd Jun 2006 at 22:07

Posted by: bentlegs (4740)


Replied: 25th Jun 2006 at 18:52

Posted by: billy (26053) 

argentina friday night.
watch the germans fall about all over the place to win free kicks or/and penalties.
what i cant figure out is why an argentinan ref has been chosen for the england portugal match???beckham has been sent off by this guy, and he has short shrift for the english style of play, especialy the tackling.i would think this latino is going to favour another latino side. should be interesting.
2-1 for the argies against the gers.

Replied: 29th Jun 2006 at 09:33

Posted by: billy (26053) 

aussie roy, i agree with you. strangely its an english thing to attack their own teams in whatever sport.i believe we can start playing now in the manner in which we are acustomed. we ahall be able to judge on tonights play against portugal.portugal have key players missing, so should make for an interesting game. like ive said before, i cant understand a latin ref for this game???the ref could win it for the portugese.

Replied: 30th Jun 2006 at 10:13

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

I still don't care who wins. I'm patriotic but it doesn't mean I have to cheer for a football team. It's only a flippin' game kicking a ball about after all. Can anyone please tell me when will it all finish? Serious question, I'd just like to know. Ta muchly.

Replied: 30th Jun 2006 at 11:32

Posted by: ann442 (210)

yeh ill be glad to when its done mollie :)
its not so mutch the game that bothers me
its the the background with all them
cheers and it sounds like a bee hive

Replied: 30th Jun 2006 at 12:46

Posted by: bentlegs (4740)

It wont be England.

Replied: 1st Jul 2006 at 19:56

Posted by: trish (716) 

With their luck ......... Portugal!

Replied: 1st Jul 2006 at 22:31

Posted by: marken (373)

It wasn't luck that lost them the game. They have some good indivdual players who didn't play to there potential and certainly don't play as a team.

Replied: 1st Jul 2006 at 23:58

Posted by: dave© (3507)

Now that this football stuff is out of the way and England have lost, can we get back to the normal television viewing pattern? I really can't see why one sport should dominate the tv, quite a lot of people have no interest in football, myself included. Try as I might have, watching people running about and kicking a ball hasn't brought on any spur of interest to me, of course, on learning what the players were paid, I could be persuaded. One wonders if a world tiddly winks game is held every few years, will the media be there to support it?

Are the ordinary people having football rammed into them, when lots of us don't care who wins, it's only a game.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2006 at 01:51

Posted by: dingerbell (147)

It used to be a game Dave But money and T.V. have changed that it's now win by fair means or foul.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2006 at 03:27
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Posted by: dave marsh (inactive)

It was a great event enjoyed by millions.It's a pity that England can't take defeat in good spirit.Talk about a child denied his lollipop.

Replied: 2nd Jul 2006 at 08:46

Posted by: ann442 (210)

i live out side of the uk but am glad i dint have a english flag .
we could here the cars horns after the game
the other side
when france won no horns :)
i dont care who wins as long as it not italy

Replied: 2nd Jul 2006 at 12:30

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

It was sad that it ended the way it did,the Aussies had a similar experience but there has got to be a winner therefore there has to be a loser and anyway when I was growing up it wasn't whether you won or lost it was how you played the game.I must agree with you Dings,it doesn't seem like sport anymore,regardless of the code,more like business and I've got to admit that I'm not as enthusiastic as I once was.
Anyway I'll go out on a limb and say France.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2006 at 08:35

Posted by: dave marsh (inactive)

My money is on Portugal ausie roy.They certainly kept the pressure on to the bitter end plus many of my friends are Portuguese and I may as well go with the flow.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2006 at 09:39

Posted by: billyj1 (51)

Am I the only person who wanted Germany to win? They were knocked out last night and it cost me £60 !! (cos I'd pulled them in the sweep at work!)
Come on Portugal!

Replied: 5th Jul 2006 at 07:51

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Wrong again Billy.Ask yourself,who knocked out the favourite? Much as it grieves me I still say Le Bleu.

Replied: 6th Jul 2006 at 10:22

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

france are gonna win the world cup..cos ive drawn then in the sweepstake at work

Replied: 6th Jul 2006 at 15:48

Posted by: billy (26053) 

ITALY,the french can be so fickle !!!just depends which french team turns up on sunday, the one weve been treated to skill and purpose, or the one that can be so indifferent. ?? yup, my cash will be on italy.
hope germany wins the third place position, after all the histrionics of portugal. (not long ago germany were the number one divers in the game.)

Replied: 8th Jul 2006 at 11:43

Posted by: billy (26053) 


Replied: 9th Jul 2006 at 15:09

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

You had to get it right eventually Billy.I must admit that Italy were the most creative but should have won without extra time.As for the French,Thierry Who?

Replied: 10th Jul 2006 at 10:24

Posted by: tonker (24614) 

I find it ironic, that every man and his dog are flying St.George flags whilst the world cup is taking place, yet when it is St.Georges Day most of them won't even know about it. Then, along comes St. Patricks Day and there they are again with their shamrock flags, going to the Irish theme night at their local, drinking Guiness (even though they wouldn't touch the stuff normally), with a daft green hat on. Did someone mention sheep? Baaaaaaaaaa !

Replied: 10th Jul 2006 at 10:48

Posted by: (inactive)

It was the same here,people were flying the Australian World cup flag,the "Green & Gold",they were coming out the woodwork even those who had no previous interest in the game or described it as "wogball".It was confusing when the Aussies played Croatia,there was mixed emotions,the choice being to cheer for the home country or that of their adopted home.No matter which country was playing in the last eight,the TV showed masses of their supporters,the exception being England,the only time you see the English flag on display is when England are playing Australia at cricket or Rugby Union and that's usually by the "Barmy Army",must be that English reserve or self depreciation.

Replied: 11th Jul 2006 at 07:22

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Hey Brian,who are you calling "inactive"? I might not be as agile as I once was,maybe because I'm now over 21,but I'm still quite active in a lot of respects considering my mature years. "Inactive" indeed!!!!

Replied: 12th Jul 2006 at 12:22

Posted by: tonker (24614) 

Manchester United. That Bobby Charlton, he's a nice man, he is. EEEEEEh, but that George Best is a rum 'un, he's Irish you know.

Replied: 12th Jul 2006 at 19:04

Posted by: antontrip (240) 

"I think Italy will win the World Cup!"

Replied: 16th Aug 2006 at 20:39

Posted by: brian (838)

lol, digging up owd posts.

Have to say I agree with you though. I reckon England will go out on penalties to Portugal.

Replied: 16th Aug 2006 at 22:40

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Brian,with predictions like these you be rivalling Nostradamus for predicting the past.

Replied: 17th Aug 2006 at 08:52


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