Monday, March 2, 2009

News

-The Draw is THIS SATURDAY, march 7, with the actual draw happening at 9:00. So you'll have to get there much earlier than that if you want a decent seat. It should be packed. Every soccer fan should attend, and bring your friends. It's a great time.

-Exhibition games are well underway, with teams like Northern Ireland, Serbia, Ukraine, Laos, Chile, and Nigeria all having exhibition games already or in the coming weeks. Plenty of teams are looking for someone to play, so get your team going and practice up.

-England is apparently not entered in the tournament this year. I included all possible teams in the rankings, so that no one would be left out. But now it seems safe to remove England from the rankings. There is also speculation that the tournament isn't full yet, which would mean at least two other teams from the rankings would not have entered. If anyone knows anything on this topic, please post it in the comments.

-Group Previews will be posted the day after the draw.

-So far the new commenting system seems to be working a lot better. Anyone still have problems with it? Let me know.

-There's also the Team Canada Forum or the Blog Forum for further conversation. Check 'em out. The links are on the side.

-GET PUMPED FOR THE WCP CUP! See you on saturday!

26 comments:

Al Ligator said...

Apparently Austria is in. Poland has tryout info on the RSA website, so seems they're in. Serbia is in. Nigeria is in. Canada is in. Colombia should be in. So teams that aren't in are england... possibly Italy, Greece? Anyone know anything about those teams?

DaShoeLace said...
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DaShoeLace said...

So the actual draw is at 9... When do the doors actually open?

Clock Cleaner said...

The doors actually open at 9, no actual set time for the draw. Sorry for that mistake. See you there.

Curtis-Booker-T-Payne said...

What the Hell! Mike Collins and his Crackhead drunks just ruined the Trophy. I gotta hear more about this. Like How much will this cost? all that BS. Mike Collins reputation is done. But i think it was done like 20 years ago.

Curtis-Booker-T-Payne said...

I saw the trophy. It was off the hook. I started to laugh so hard. And I saw Mikes face, he was shitting in his pants! Now this blog just got back to life with a new topic like this.

better than you said...
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better than you said...

the trophy was a fake. the real one is at mike's house. it was all a set up

The Real Deal said...

The groups and standings portion is up on the canadian website if you want to see the groups again.

Frankitizal said...

Wow
Looks like botswana is going to have another tough year. Last year was Rep. of Irland, and this year its Laos. Damn!!.. And another thing.. Why is that that Botswana and Nigeria always end up in the same pool together? It's been like that for the past 3 years now. It might be a coincedence, but I doubt it. I think it's some kind of conspiracy to get both African teams out in the first Round. lol. It's always nice to Nigeria and Botswana face off, very entertaining, but it would be nice for them to be in different pools to see how they fare. However I do have to say that this years Groups look good and there should be alot of action.

Al Ligator said...

If anything, that would be a conspiracy to HELP them get through.

See, they're so bad that if you put them in the same group, it's statistically more likely that one of them will have a chance to come out.

That damn Group D did it again...

Da_Bomb said...

yes... group d is going to be very exciting.. who do you think will advance?

The Special One said...

Group D for death yet again. Nice to see that Laos avoided a tough group for once. Its hard to say who is going to come out of what group but these are my predictions:

Group A: ROI and Northern Ireland
Group B: Laos and Saudi Arabia
Group C: Germany and Scotland
Group D: Ukraine and France

I think with Greece and Jamaica losing top players Northern Ireland is a proven second team behind ROI. Laos is an obvious pick for the top of B, but the second spot is open. Saudi has the team to put through but will have hard games with Chile Nigeria and Botswana. Germany has added some top players from Saskatoon this year and should control group C. Scotland, Norway and Portugal will all be fighting for that last spot but I think Scotland has the upper hand there. As for D, Ukraine France and ES will be the ones to watch. I dont think ES has the depth at the back or in goalkeeping to put a serious run in this year but its hard to say at this point. Columbia and Serbia are both teams who can put close games in and even Austria will be out to run against the big teams.

Hope to hear your thoughts soon.
Special One signing off

The Real Deal said...

Canada forum has rankings now

Al Ligator said...

I'd just like to point out how obvious it is that real deal runs, or is an admin for the canada website.

The Special One said...

Real Deal. I think we all know this blog is the better one and if you have to come on this blog and advertise the Canadian blog thats not a good sign. No one likes your blog or your topics and you are a brutal admin. Clock Cleaner is the man.

Special One signing off

Cheezy said...

Specail One, at least the real deal is trying to add to the tournament. All I see from you is trash talking on this site. Why don't you shut your special trap or shove your head up that specail hole.

Al Ligator said...

how is real deal giving plugs to the canadian forum adding to the tournament? everyone already knows about the site, he doesn't need to constantly advertise to us what's happening over there.

you're so very wrong cheezy. Special one made those lists too, and always makes solid comments. you shut your mouth.

Cheezy said...

Team Canada has an up to date web site and maintanes a Forum. That's more then pretty much all the rest of the teams in the tournament do. I gotta give the team a little credit for taking some action to create something. Of course, the blow hards in the crowd would have to trash anyone that is making an attemp to add to discussion of the tournament. Wether it be thought the WCP blog or through their own.
And Ali I'd tell you to shut your mouth but I'm sure you've already got specail ones specail something in yours.

Al Ligator said...

I'm well aware of Canada's website. No one's knocking their website. Try reading my actual comment before you start spouting off random points in your dumb responses.

My comment was about Real Deal, not the website. He doesn't need to advertise his canada site here. That's it.

And this is hilarious. YOU'RE talking about blowhards criticizing people who are adding to the discussion? Special One has contributed the MOST out of everyone in the comments. So that would make YOU a blowhard. You're retarded, aren't you?

Also, it's real funny that you keep using the same joke with Special One's name over and over. Really, it never gets old. Oh! Shut your special trap! Stick your head up your special hole! His special something is in your mouth! HAHAHA! Genius!

Cheezy said...

It's not genius it's Cheesy kind of like my name. Get it yet, or should I... slow... down... for... you... Al...
Cheezy is my name which is close to cheesy meaning simple joke. Get it?
Read? Please... Don't bother to take that holier than though tone. As for retarded, I didn't label myself "Special".

Back to the point, this particular thread was supposed to be about picks, the real deal was informing the readers that there was some picks that they might be interested in seeing on the Canada forum. (the only reference to the Canada forum I've seen in threads) Seems entirely appropriate to me. I realize that the special one has contributed many opinions to this site which is good but bad mouthing someone’s work doesn't count as meaningful contribution. Maybe he has some vested interest in this site or bringing down someone else’s but I highly doubt it. It was just him being a douche bag. Or maybe I should say special bag that a women uses to stop her special spot from stinking like the special one.

Anything else, or is that AL you got. HAHAHA!

Hey and stop using capitals to try and make a point. Are you really yelling those words at me? If SO take a CHILL PILL. Goof!

Da_Bomb said...

Bones... OH sick burn.

Al Ligator said...

Obviously you've never heard of anything being emphasized. It's not yelling, it's emphasizing. Clearly you have no idea what that is, judging from your last sentence. It's just really hilarious that you were calling out someone for not contributing, when they actually contribute the most.
And you try and be a hero and call him out on the one negative comment he makes. Where were you on all the other negative comments on this blog?

You're obviously the blog police, so from now on, anytime someone badmouths someone, I expect you to be there in full force calling them a douchebag and making idiotic jokes about their name.

On that note, it's good to see you're still coming up with "special" jokes. You're a loser.

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Cheezy said...
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Cheezy said...

Whew, whew, whew... It's the blog police! I'm here to arrest Al for having his head up his ass in public"

beepbeep! beepbeep! beepbeep! "News just in from WCP cup Blog, man caught with his head up his ass"

Later that night in a blog jail somewhere, Al doesn't even notice his cell mate sneaking into bed with him.

When you emphasize something you use italic or put it in bold the general rule for blogs/emails/anything else in writing is that capitals mean yelling. Read a book sometime you may learn something.
Later Gator