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USAGunner
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Post #31
Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:11pm

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Original post from TheTruth

Can you believe how easy that group is? Holy shit. If I were a betting man I would say that Wales will qualify this time.


Yep. I hope they do. Getting to watch Bale, Ramsey, etc on the big international stage
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MSantoine
Post #32
Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:36pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from TheTruth

Just posing a question to the group. You can never answer satisfactorily it, of course. Suffice it to say, I disagree w/ some others in this forum on what the answer truly is.

So, I'm curious, why do you think UEFA should lose a couple of slots? Meritocracy? There are a couple of other better teams in other regions that are better than the last to UEFA teams that make it? Or do you go for the "world" cup argument? Something else?


The world cup is supposed to crown the best country in the world. If you cant finish in the top ten in UEFA then you cant stake claim to being the best in the world. Its the college hoops arguement. Id rather see a 29-4 mid major team that lost its conference tourney then an 18-14 ACC team that finished 8th.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #33
Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:05pm

Joined Jul 2013
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MSantoine,

I see where you are going with that logic. Makes sense. I just can't get over the competition aspect.

If that 18-14 team has a chance at beating other teams in the tournament and the 29-4 team doesn't. Then give me the 18-14 team ALL DAY.

Sure New Zealand won the OFC, but I'd much rather see Slovakia give Italy a run for their money than watch New Zealand lose 7-1...
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TheTruth
Post #34
Thursday April 23, 2015 3:47am

Joined Dec 2013
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+ that shit, yo.

TheTruth
Post #35
Thursday April 23, 2015 3:55am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
There's some resolution to the argument in basketball that you don't get in soccer. If the 7th best team in the ACC has an RPI 20 spots higher than Ass University from the Horizon league then it's tough to argue Ass U. is a better team. Again, if you're stated goal IS NOT a meritocracy then fine, send Ass U. to the big dance.

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