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03/11/13: World Cup Match 12 - Scotland v Italy


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Poll: Who will win? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Scotland by 13 points or more (1 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  2. Scotland by 7 to 12 points (3 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Scotland by 1 to 6 points (8 votes [29.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  4. Draw (3 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  5. Italy by 1 to 6 points (5 votes [18.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  6. Italy by 7 to 12 points (2 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  7. Italy by 13 points or more (5 votes [18.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

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#141 YCKonstantine

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

I thought it was just me. Italy were allowed to keep the pressure on for 5 sets courtesy of the ref. And although the guy who was thought to have charged down Brough's drop goal attempt didn't - someone did, but it was ruled he didn't play at it - yeah! I've lost count of the number of forward passes that have been let go by Southern Hemisphere refs, every one worse than the one to Tomkins at Cardiff!

The guy the ball hit was standing still, he didn't play at it, it's clear to see on the replays.

It's time to park the camels.

 

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#142 YCKonstantine

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

It is a bit crazy that Scotland could go unbeaten and not get through which would be a real travesty.

New Zealand were the only unbeaten team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They went out at the group stages as they drew all 3.

It's time to park the camels.

 

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#143 Spidey

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

New Zealand were the only unbeaten team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They went out at the group stages as they drew all 3.


Slight difference. They got 3 points from a possible 9, Scotland could just drop one point and be out which seems a shame

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:51 AM

Attendance confirmed as 9280, wrongly given as 7280 at the ground. That's a fantastic attendance.

Glad to hear it, was very surprised when I head the figure given out considering how jammed (pun intended) the ground was.


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#145 Dave T

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:05 AM

That's sport for you. In the football WC, you can often get a group where 3 teams will win 1 game and draw 2, leaving them all with 5 points. That's the nature if the beast. Just got to make sure those games you win are by as much as possible!

im talking more about the 5 points from 6 - winning 2 of your 3 games. That can't happen in any other major World Cup.

It is a quirk due to the cross group game format.

In football world cups yes you can go out unbeaten but it would mean you havent won the majority of your games.

To drop only 1 point from 6 would appear an extremely harsh way to be knoxked out of tge WC.

#146 Dave T

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:08 AM

Slight difference. They got 3 points from a possible 9, Scotland could just drop one point and be out which seems a shame

yes. Any other WC would see a team that wins two and draws one progress guaranteed.

My other issue with this is that Scotland play on Thursday and they then have 4 days to wait to find out if they are in or out.

Golden Point would have sorted this, then if it was level at the top it could be based on games vs each other.

#147 Jim from Oz

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

Just watched the game (I taped it , as it was on in the middle of the night here, and watched it when i got home from work - didn't look at the internet all day, so i didn't know the score!)

 

Fantastic match: best game of this great tournament so far, just shading NZ v Samoa.



#148 shrek

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

A few photos here from last night



#149 ian38018

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Great pix, Shrek.  Particularly like the "Flower of Scotland" ones.

 

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