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  1. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    I would prefer twelve four team groups with the top two advancing where the top eight first place finishers get a bye to the Ro16 while the bottom four and all second place teams have to play a game earlier. It would actually improve the final group stage game because Denmark would not have been content with a draw while France would have more to play for knowing a win guarantees a bye. The amount of bids CONCACAF, AFC, and CAF were allocated is crazy. I just peaked at the ELO system they are using for the rankings now. Ecuador just fell from 20th to 28th in the World. They finished eighth in CONMEBOL so still would no get in. Yet the eighth or ninth best teams from Asia and Africa will? Is Uzbekistan making the World Cup at Ecuador’s expense really in the interest of the competition?
  2. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    As I understand it... -Bids per confederation: UEFA (16), CAF (9.5), AFC (8.5), COMNEBOL (6.5), CONCACAF (6.5), OFC (1.5) -There is no slot reserved for the host anymore, the host(s) slot will be taken from their confederation’s allocation -There will be a six team playoff to determine the final two slots. The competitors will be the highest non-qualified team from each confederation (outside of UEFA) along with the next highest non-qualified team from the host confederation -Sixteen three team groups (each group will obviously have a UEFA team) -Only two group stage games per team with top two teams advancing to the all new Round of 32 -Rest of the tournament proceeds like normal I like the playoff idea and the fact that the host confederation does not automatically get an extra bid but outside of that I am not a fan. For one thing, all that drama in the Iran/Portugal and Spain/Morocco dueling games are now eliminated because there are only three teams per group. Those are usually the best games when other results matter. Now we will have more games like today’s France/Denmark game where the two teams went out and bleeped around while those that paid good money for the tickets got screwed.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    One of the supposed upsides to the forty-eight team World Cup is that AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF would get more teams. With half the groups completed I fail to see the appeal. So far we have: Group A: CONMEBOL and UEFA (AFC and CAF eliminated) Group B: UEFA and UEFA qualify (AFC and CAF eliminated) Group C: UEFA and UEFA qualify (CONMEBOL and AFC eliminated) Group D: UEFA and CONMEBOL qualify (CAF and UEFA eliminated) Of the four remaining groups we have: Group E: CONMEBOL/UEFA/UEFA still alive (CONCACAF eliminated) Group F: CONCACAF/UEFA/UEFA/AFC all still alive (likely CONCACAF and UEFA advancing) Group G: UEFA and UEFA qualify (CAF and CONCACAF eliminated) Group H: CAF/AFC/CONMEBOL still alive (UEFA eliminated) Should Mexico lose tomorrow there is a very really possibility that UEFA and CONMEBOL have fifteen of the sixteen teams with Group H being the outlier thanks to Poland gaming the system to get seeded and not having a second UEFA team out there. These confederations are already filler, why would we want more?
  4. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    I see Uruguay granting your wish this weekend.
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    The Walking Dead season 8

    Agreed, while I still watched for a small time after the dumpster, I basically gave up caring the moment he returned. The way the network ruined this show so they could stretch things out and milk the product is only surpassed but what Showtime did to Dexter. Luckily I learned from my experience watching that until the end and was able to get out of this crap when I did.
  6. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Panamanian penalties have endangered my Lukaku-most goals bet.
  7. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    TOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!
  8. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    This would go down as the biggest embarrassment in the history of sports.
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    Westworld Season 2

    I had a feeling William was a host, however I thought the big reveal was also going to be a reveal to him that he is one and this final game was his journey to that discovery.
  10. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Well my Russia and Uruguay to advance from Group A bet is looking good.
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    Hereditary- new horror movie

    I agree, the acting was superb...expect for the son’s crying, that was bad.
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    Hereditary- new horror movie

    I enjoyed Get Out but also thought it was very overrated. I really loved Hereditary for the most part however the last two or three minutes really took me out of the film and I did not like. I feel like they had an excellent moment to end the film and the moment it came I thought “that is perfect.” Then they decided to add that last scene, maybe it was just me but I did not feel it was needed. Thankfully in the day and a half since seeing it and thinking about it I have definitely decided the good stuff far outweighed it for me and I do want to see it again. Now I just find it mildly annoying but it definitely took me out of the film in a way I think was unintended.
  13. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Hypothetical... -Mexico manages four more points to top the group. -Portugal does enough goals to finish ahead of Spain. -Croatia gets a result against Argentina to top the group. All of a sudden one side of the bracket has Uruguay, Spain, France, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, and Belgium. Meanwhile teams like Croatia are sitting on the other side like "holy poo!"
  14. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Switzerland could eventually be the hidden winner here if this leads to Germany finishing second in the group allowing them to get Mexico in Ro16
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    World Cup General Discussion

    That is being kind
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    World Cup General Discussion

    I was really concerned in the lead up to this tournament with how they were playing. This is embarrassing
  17. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    I do not disagree with that. My feelings are specific to that Euro because third place teams advancing is a joke and their ninety minute record was a win and six draws. That does not impress me.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Serbia beats Costa Rica and my unbeaten string is done. Serves me right for breaking my “if the tournament is in Europe pick the UEFA team unless the gulf in talent is absurd” rule.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    That Euro Cup means to me. The team finished third in group and only made it out because of the stupid “third place teams advance” crap. That should never happen from four team groups. In seven matches only once were they up through ninety minutes. If Portugal wins this WC then yes, that would be impressive as hell. Could say the same thing for Argentina. Neither will happen though. Unless Portugal lucks out and gets Russia/Egypt then I honestly do not expect either in the QF. Side note...Messi, Ronaldo, and Mexico all out in Groups and/or Ro16 would just make things worse for FOX, which would make me laugh.
  20. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Costa Rica, Germany, and Brazil today (hopefully wrong on that last one)
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    World Cup General Discussion

    I have predicted every game correctly except for having Spain winning
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Buddy that loves Messi gave me 5-1 on Croatia to win the group so...I was not (and he is an idiot, even if I lose it is great value bet for me and he could have gotten better odds...anywhere)
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    World Cup General Discussion

    France and Argentina (although I expected it with them) joined Uruguay and Spain with slow starts from teams supposed to go far, although two of them did manage an ugly three points.
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    World Cup General Discussion

    Russia and Iran are to of their groups...who had that one? Haha
  25. Goondal

    World Cup General Discussion

    Well to be fair, when the host is guaranteed a seed, any weak host will always have an easy group
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