Nostradamus never predicted anything. But people can read whatever they want in his ramblings by interpreting them to mean what they want. This is especially easy after the fact, when you can point to things that (when interpreted in some weird way that no sane person would ever come up with) indicate that his writings could possibly have some relevance.
Nostradamus did, however, predict that double post quite clearly in the quatrain:
Fiver sextus growing softly The Cat mews at daybreak Dopple extrus in the palace Balding patch of David Hasselhof
"Fiver sextus" is obviously FIFA World Cup 2006, while "Dopple extrus (extra)" indicates the double post, and of course Java Ranch is "the palace". The "Cat" is a metaphor for France celebrating its victory.
Also, David Hasselhof better be looking into Rogaine.
Spain is out of tournament. That does not mean that you should not believe in Nostradamus' prophecies. He predicted (500 years ago) Spain would win if the final is held in sixth month of sixth year. Damn! FIFA/German organisers changed the finale date to 9th of July (seventh month).
Anyways, Nostradamus' prophecies don't work if you interpret them before the event happens. You have to let the event happen and then quote the prophecy
I'm just pleased I could contribute to a thread about soccer, a topic about which I know essentially nothing. I do like the new "metrosexual" soccer balls though, the pastel gray replacing the stern black, the swishing rings replacing the harsh geometric pattern. Good choices there! Next time I think they should experiment with mauves and purples. Maybe make the whole ball out of cashmere.
Originally posted by Greg Charles: I do like the new "metrosexual" soccer balls though, the pastel gray replacing the stern black, the swishing rings replacing the harsh geometric pattern. Good choices there!
And they changed the shape, too. The old ones had 32 panels and the new ones only have 14, if I understand correctly. I want to get hold of one of the new style to figure out what its symmetry group is.