Wales ranked at 10th best team in the world!

Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I must be on drugs.



     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the world rankers are certainly on something
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Full top 10 (according to a tweet from an ESPN guy :oops:):

    1 Argentina
    2 Germany
    3 Belgium
    4 Colombia
    5 Netherlands
    6 Brazil
    7 Portugal
    8 Romania
    9 England
    10 Wales

    Romania? :hmm: :confused:
     
  4. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Well done Wales.

    Sepp wants a holiday home, no doubt.
     
  5. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    He's been seen in St David's looking in estate agent windows
     
  6. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

  7. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    England 9th even more ridiculous than Wales 10th.
     
  8. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Can't disagree with that, we should be much higher.

    Ridiculous, indeed.
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, England simply haven't stopped winning competitions recently.
     
  10. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    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.
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed they do. And England, like Wales, are really pushing their luck by being in the top ten.
     
  12. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    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.
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    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 :D

    Quick! Bring back the Home Internationals!
     
  14. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

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  15. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    That's a fair point actually, how'd that happen :confused:

    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.
     
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  17. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    It's FIFA! How much does it cost to be in the rankings?
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Reposted for the LOLz.

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  19. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Mighty Belgium.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Crushed by Wales :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    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.
     
  22. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    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 :thumbs:
     
  23. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    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!
     
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  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    The ELO rankings are seen are more accurate aren't they?

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    Where your God now, Wales? :mad:
     
  25. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    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 :p
     
  27. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

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  28. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    When you only take account of the 2015 points, apparently Wales are the best team in the world right now. :confused: :rolleyes: :hmm: :cool: :D :thumbs:
     
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  30. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    No room for restraint in these things
     

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