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Football 2010 Winner speculation

 
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Rizvan Asgarov wrote:All of them are men (males) which played in the football. So why you decided to post woman photos here?

Because they're much better to look at.
 
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Congrats from your neighbors, Holland! See you on sunday
 
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Who will be other one?
Germany or Spain
 
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What a question, Sandeep
It's Germany's 12th semi final at a World Cup. We won 7 of them in the past.
In the last 52 years only Italy has been able to stop us at this stage. Two times ('70 and '06).
And each time Germany was at a semi for the third time in a row they won the World Cup.
66, 70, 74*
82, 86, 90*
02, 06, 10*

Time to fly the flag


Revenge for Vienna 2008!
Go Germany!
 
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Why the crap do they keep on winning?!
God I hate football...
 
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Chris,
Even though I support Holland but I know Germany has high chance of winning this world cup and they really deserve to win looking at how they played last two matches.
 
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Chris Baron wrote:Revenge for Vienna 2008!
Go Germany!

Can The Netherlands then get revenge for Munchen 1974?
 
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Errrm.... revenge in sport means "challenging somebody to a return game" or does it not?
 
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Isn't this the same thing? You remember Munchen 1974? Germany won from NL with 2-1 thanks to Gerd Muller. We want revenge!
 
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Well Germany has Thomas Müller this time.
I hope Germany plays NL in the finals. It would be a real treat.

Actually I had thought Brasil would play Germany in the finals, Brasil to win.
The next two world cups would then be dominated by Germany, considering the youth and skill set the team has.
I was rooting for Brasil this time for sentimental reasons.

<tangent>
What's the connection between NL, Holland and Dutch?
I mean Germany->German.
Or is it like Hindustan, Bharat and Indian?
</tangent>
 
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Jelle Klap wrote:Why the crap do they keep on winning?!
God I hate football...


Ever heard of a remote?
 
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Rob Prime wrote:We want revenge!

Now that's a clear statement
 
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Can Germany take revenge for their defeat in Euro 2008 final? My heart says yes.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:<tangent>
What's the connection between NL, Holland and Dutch?
I mean Germany->German.
Or is it like Hindustan, Bharat and Indian?
</tangent>

Actually, the official name of the country is The Netherlands (including The, yes). We have two provinces called (roughly translated) North Holland and South Holland. We were also known as (again roughly translated) the Kingdom of Hollands. I guess our country started in those two provinces, and the name stuck (since it's also so much shorter).

No idea about the Dutch. We translate the country and language to Nederland (no De here...) and Nederlands, so these match. I think the "Dutch" comes from "Diets" which is how our languages were called back in the days (until 1550 or so).
 
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The words Diets, Dutch (in English), Duits (in Dutch) and Deutsch (in German) basically mean the same.
The word is much older than the nations in their todays border. It's how the speakers of the germanic languages called their own language.

Germany as a nation was founded very late (1871) and it was named after the language (Deutschland) its people where speaking.
The English didn't bother to wait so long had named us Germany and Germans before while the Dutch kept their name because their nation was formed earlier.
 
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Paul Octopus picks Spain over Germany
It was wrong only once so far.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:
Jelle Klap wrote:Why the crap do they keep on winning?!
God I hate football...


Ever heard of a remote?


Sadly, I don't have one of those magical remotes that allows me to switch people's state of mind from "batshit insane" to "normal everyday run-of-the-mill dysfunctional".
 
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Did you just call us all "batshit insane" and "dysfunctional"?
That's not nice.
 
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If someone do not like some sport ( hate ) and expect everyone to hate it, he should be insane first.
 
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Chris Baron wrote:Did you just call us all "batshit insane" and "dysfunctional"?
That's not nice.


No, I didn't.
 
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Rob Prime wrote:No idea about the Dutch.

Don't worry, nobody does :-)

I wonder how much longer until EU regulations require the use of "Netherlandians" and "Germaniacs"
 
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Octopus speculates...
 
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srinivas chary wrote:Octopus speculates...


It had also speculated that the last game between Germany and Argentina would be a tight one and we saw how it turned out
 
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Jaikiran Pai wrote:
srinivas chary wrote:Octopus speculates...


It had also speculated that the last game between Germany and Argentina would be a tight one and we saw how it turned out


Can it talk also i think it picks up the box right ?
 
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Sandeep Awasthi wrote:Paul Octopus picks Spain over Germany
It was wrong only once so far.
which one ?
 
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Paul began to predict Germany's results during the euro 2008 tournament, correctly choosing the winner in four of Germany's six matches. He predicted Germany to win every match but was wrong when they lost to Croatia and in the final to Spain. So far at the 2010 World Cup, Paul has correctly predicted the winner of each of Germany's five matches.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2010/7877034/World-Cup-2010-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-Paul-the-psychic-octopus.html
 
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Pradeep bhatt wrote:
Jaikiran Pai wrote:
It had also speculated that the last game between Germany and Argentina would be a tight one and we saw how it turned out


Can it talk also i think it picks up the box right ?


Germany vs Argentina prediction:

Germany vs Argentina: "Paul kept staring at the German glass and only when we wanted to take out both glasses, he finally jumped inside the German one and gulped down the mussel," Munzig said. "All of his behavior indicates that Saturday's game will be very tough and it may even go into extra time and penalty shootout -- but in the end Germany will win."
 
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Can't believe. Octopus prediction is correct again. Spain 1 - 0 Germany
 
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So my initial prediction of Spain having a chance to win the world cup seems to be working out. They really played well against Germany today.
 
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Sandeep Awasthi wrote:Chris,
Even though I support Holland but I know Germany has high chance of winning this world cup and they really deserve to win looking at how they played last two matches.


But I guess they played against a matured tem today than the other ones they faced so far. Just look at the way Spain played... WoW!
 
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Chris Baron wrote:Congrats from your neighbors, Holland! See you on sunday


Should be see you Uruguay on Saturday!
 
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Agree, Spain played really well except two counter attacks where they had sure chance of scoring late in the match but they could not score. But Agree they played really well. They did not give Germany space to attack.
 
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Final Holland vs Spain.

Who will win final.


 
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Congrats Spain!
They had the whole match under control. They didn't allow Germany anything. That's shows what a strong team they are. Why is their name La Furia Roja? El Autocontrol Rojo would be much more appropriate
I'm not sad because the German team has a bright future. That's for sure.

Now i go all for Holland because:
- that was my prediction here
- they beat Brasil
- the football they play is much more nicer to watch than Spain's
- from their historical record Holland is the greatest football nation that never won the title.
- they really really deserve it
 
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I told you the final between Spain and Holland.
The second half was a masterpiece and something to teach for years.
LA FURIA ROJA to infinity and beyond.
 
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Sandeep Awasthi wrote:Can't believe. Octopus prediction is correct again. Spain 1 - 0 Germany


some TV was showing many people want to eat the octopus as Germany failed to make progress
 
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John Todd wrote:The second half was a masterpiece and something to teach for years.

I think that's exaggerated. Germany wasn't bad in holding against. Somehow it speaks for them that of all players Puyol made the goal. Just his third in over 80 matches for the national team. So "exotic" that nobody had him on the list.
All in all and trying to be objective this wasn't attractive football to watch. I hope Spain doen't become a second "Lawn Chess" team like Italy and returns to their Tikka Takka.
 
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Chris Baron wrote:
Now i go all for Holland because:
- that was my prediction here
- they beat Brasil
- the football they play is much more nicer to watch than Spain's
- from their historical record Holland is the greatest football nation that never won the title.
- they really really deserve it


I also support Holland. I want them to win.
 
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A bit disappointed after yesterday's match. Had expected it to be entertaining, especially from Germany. But it turned out to be laborious win for Spain. I hope the final on Sunday is better.
 
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Jaikiran Pai wrote:A bit disappointed after yesterday's match. Had expected it to be entertaining, especially from Germany. But it turned out to be laborious win for Spain. I hope the final on Sunday is better.


Laborious win... noo... Yesterday's was "the" quality football that one would have seen in the entire tournament so far. Spain demonstrated team work. Both Germany and Spain played very decently without even a single yellow card. The biggest mistake what England did during all their corner kicks turned out to be a goal for Germany. This was followed later on by Argentina, but Spain realized that and never attempted any corner kicks other than converting it to a short pass. Good work Spain!
 
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