Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Jul 5, 2015.
I must be on drugs.
the world rankers are certainly on something
Full top 10 (according to a tweet from an ESPN guy ):
Well done Wales.
Sepp wants a holiday home, no doubt.
He's been seen in St David's looking in estate agent windows
England 9th even more ridiculous than Wales 10th.
Can't disagree with that, we should be much higher.
Yes, England simply haven't stopped winning competitions recently.
It's not about winning competitions, it's about consistency.
Look at flash-in-the-pan Spain, winning everything not so long ago but now not even in the top 10. I think the facts speak for themselves.
Indeed they do. And England, like Wales, are really pushing their luck by being in the top ten.
Those rankings are often a bit weird. I remember Czech Republic being 2nd for quite a while and England have often been in the top 4. Colombia in the top ten but Chile aren't, no Spain in the top ten. It's all a bit daft.
As an aside, I reckon Wales would stand a good chance of beating England right now. And it's been a long time since I've been able to honestly think that
Quick! Bring back the Home Internationals!
Don't think Blatter will be setting up home in the UK any time soon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK–US_extradition_treaty_of_2003/
That's a fair point actually, how'd that happen
Were Chile's points in the Copa America too late to be included in this round? Wouldn't make a whole lot of sense as they weren't published until after, presumably for the very reason that they could then take that into account.
Colombia did better in the WC, going further and winning more group games, so maybe that's it.
Cor, there's only two points twixt Wales and England!
It's FIFA! How much does it cost to be in the rankings?
Reposted for the LOLz.
Crushed by Wales
Copy America final was the last result included I these stats and the reason they were announced on Monday. Had Chile won over 90 minutes they would have gone above Wales into top 10. As the win was only penalties the result actually counted as a draw for the rankings.
Right, so Wales (and England) are better than the likes of Italy, Spain, Uruguay, and France. uh-huh...
That said, these things are actually calculated on some kind of actual method - not just some fantasist's opinion. A few good games here and there vs a mediocre/poor spell from the generally accepted crème de la crème and that's what happens. So fair play Wales
Funny how people are saying the rankings are shit cos Wales are top ten. When Wales were screaming they were bollocks when we were 124th in the world or whatever it is we were told stats don't lie and suck it up!
The ELO rankings are seen are more accurate aren't they?
Where your God now, Wales?
Oh, bollocks...! Every time they are released and England are higher than, say, 10th, people come on here jumping around saying "it's ridiculous, it's all a load of rubbish!". They're a statistical curio but I do think many people, on here at least, give any more weight to them than that
How things change...
When you only take account of the 2015 points, apparently Wales are the best team in the world right now.
I thought I'd show restraint and not bring that up
Though to be fair, it hasn't really been suggested on this thread that the rankings are particularly trustworthy...
No room for restraint in these things
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