Why does Holland always seem to get the group of death?
IIRC that makes for 2 of the last 3 world cups (missed qualifying for the other, grrrr) and now the last 2 Euro tourneys in which the Dutch have found themselves in the "group of death". As yet they have made it out f the first round each time but F me, France and Italy???? Lack of seeding with a random draw is almost as dumb as the BCS..... almost.
Yeah, even if you gave out #1 and #2 seeds, that would help things. The World Cup gives out #1 seeds, but they're pretty horribly skewed. Give seeds (based on international play and world rankings) to all teams that should be #1s and #2s. Then throw everyone else into a goddamn raffle.
I don't care, but anything that doesn't dump the Dutch, Italy, and France in the same group, or the Dutch, Argentina, and Serbia Montenegro in one group.
Need i go on? I don't even know the 4th member of either, but imagine how bloody bummed whoever the farg it is must be/might have been was/is?
I mean christ O mighty that's the last two world champs with a consistent perfomer each and every tourney (excluding the Irish, F the Irish). Van Basten brushed off the second round loss in the last Cup saying he was building for this. wonder how he feels now??