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2010 FIFA World Cup

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram, Jun 30, 2009.

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  1. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Anno, way to early but discuss The Road to.. and the final rounds in here.

    (so now we at least have a topic about it :)
     
  2. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    I already know that these instruments the South Africans use (no idea what it's called, you know, it's these bright, incredibly disturbing instruments, something like 'vuvuzela' or so) after the Confed Cup :D
     
  3. Maurice Hurkmans

    Maurice Hurkmans
    RD Travel Expert

    Vuvuzuelas ftw :D

    Love the buzzzzzz in the stadiums which those instruments produce :)
     
  4. Republic Ireland to win it beating South Africa with England not even getting past the group stage:thinking:More
     
  5. England and Capello ftc :rainbow:
     
  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I fear our national squad had too little resistance in the preliminaries resulting in the team to be a little overconfident at the moment.

    Although Holland has a great group of strikers, the problem is our defense and especially the goalkeeper position now Van der Sar retired as international (Edwin please come back one more time, only during the final stages)
     
  7. I don't think our team is overconfident at the moment, and I think the only problem we'll have is the goal keeper on the world cup.

    Our midfield and strikers are of world class. But I think in 2010 we'll have a good defense as well:
    I forsee a team of:

    -----------------------Vorm----------------
    Van der Wiel----Heitinga----Marcellis----Braafheid
    -----------Van Bommel----De Jong----------
    Van Persie--------Van der Vaart-------Robben
    --------------------Huntelaar----------------

    I know the defense is young, but finally we'll have a true right back and left back again. Heitinga is better than Ooijer and Marcellis is easily better than Mathijsen.

    Our midfield is no question, except maybe Sneijder/Van der Vaart..
    And strikers.. I'm afraid van Nistelrooij won't fully heal from his knee injury. So I think it's best to have Huntelaar at that position.

    And goal keeper.. I'm not too fond of Stekelenburg, I rpefer Vorm and Velthuizen, where I prefer Vorm above..


    The full squad for wc 2010:
    1. Vorm
    2. Van der Wiel
    3. Heitinga
    4. Marcellis
    5. Braafheid
    6. Van Bommel
    7. Van Persie
    8. De Jong
    9. Huntelaar
    10. Sneijder - for vd Vaart
    11. Robben
    12. Velthuizen (GK)
    13. Boulahrouz - can play RCB and RB
    14. Mathijsen - LCB
    15. Van Bronckhorst - LB and Def Left Mid
    16. De Zeeuw - Def mid
    17. Schaars - AMF
    18. Emanuelson - LB, LM, LF
    19. Van Nistelrooij - FW
    20. Kuyt - RW, FW
    21. Elia - LW
    22. Stekelenburg -GK
    23. Van der Vaart
     
  8. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Dont ever count out Northern Ireland:




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    :D
     
  9. If any European country is going to win it, then it has to Holland.

    Mighty impressed with them in our games home and away and their fans are just as nuts as us.
     
  10. I think.. England.. Next time round, (if Capello stays, I hope he does) Germany...Semi's..

    And Spain probably the finals
     
  11. Groep A:
    South Africa
    Mexico
    Uruguay
    France

    Groep B:
    Argentina
    Nigeria
    South Korea
    Greece

    Groep C
    Engeland
    USA
    Algeria
    Slovenia

    Groep D
    Germany
    Australia
    Serbia
    Ghana

    Groep E
    Netherlands
    Denmark
    Japan
    Cameroon


    Groep F
    Italy
    Paraguay
    New Zealand
    Slovakia

    Groep G
    Brazil
    North-Korea
    Cote D'Ivor
    Portugal

    Groep H
    Spain
    Swiss
    Honduras
    Chile
     
  12. Group G is awesome!
    Engeland has a easy group aswel for Netherlands and Spain i think.
     
  13. the hardest group is E and B
     
  14. I think it shouldn't be too hard for the Netherlands to get through group E.
    I personally agree with Ivo that group G is the hardest group.
     
  15. I wouldn't underestimate them
     
  16. Maurice Hurkmans

    Maurice Hurkmans
    RD Travel Expert

    Group E for Oranje isn't easy but as Nr. 3 team of the world they need to get through this group. Advantage is that Denmark and Japan are 2 teams which like to play the game and attack, which suits our style.

    Group D and G (thank god we didn't draw Portugal :D) are imo the hardest pools to be in. South Africa has a really tough job with France, Uruguay and Mexico in their pool and things are not looking good for them as the hosting country.
     
  17. Thank god for England :)

    We can breeze our way into the quarters barring upsets
     
  18. Maurice Hurkmans

    Maurice Hurkmans
    RD Travel Expert

    dunno bout breezing Matthew :angel2:

    England are looking good, but you shouldn't underestimate Uncle Sam and Slovenia (who beat Russia in the playoffs and did only conceded 5 goals in the whole qualifying streak). Algeria is the darkhorse here and seems the weakest in this group.
     
  19. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Yeah Slovenia beat Northern Ireland twice (Who remember beat England :D) So I would count your chickens yet!
     
  20. Group G will be pretty easy for Brazil tbh.
     
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