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.
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Thread: Speaking of Fatal Flaws - Euro
03-12-2007, 06:39 #1
Speaking of Fatal Flaws - Euro
03-12-2007, 07:03 #2
how would you seed teams that don't play a season?
03-12-2007, 07:12 #3
There are world ranking are there not? If not, qualifying results? Something for christ sakes.
03-12-2007, 07:14 #4
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.
03-12-2007, 07:23 #5
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??
03-12-2007, 08:57 #6
03-12-2007, 15:48 #7
I thought you were going to bash our currency.
France and Italy, huh. Bummer.
03-12-2007, 15:54 #8
Better than not getting into a group.
<-- Bummed out England supporter.
03-12-2007, 15:59 #9
I wouldn't worry too much about the Dutch team. They're a traditionally strong national team. Sneijder, Robben, and Van Nistelroy are a solid lineup too.
I'm pleased with Spain's group. Greece has a strong team, and is the reigning world champion, but the Spanish team has been playing well.
03-12-2007, 16:36 #10
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Why do we always have to be in the group with Germany? Since early 990-s I think... that's a WAY too long in my humble opinion!
On the topic, I like the Dutch team. They're rough diamond