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Wales World Cup 2018

Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I still like it though.
     
  2. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Draw. Just want a draw, and if they do win, don't want them to win big. It's not impossible that Scotland could dump Wales out again if they win their last two games. That would put them second with 14 points in the playoff table!
     
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  3. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    to better our worst case position if we win our last 2 games,Scotland would have to win their last 2 games with a +7 GD. Ain't gonna happen!
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I thought you just said that goal difference was "completely irrelevant now."

    :D:D
     
  5. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    There is also the Wales getting four points situation to consider. Not out of it by any means with four points but will need some luck.
     
  6. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Within the group yes it is. Please keep up.
     
  7. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    :confused:
    On the wiki link that LBJ provided it states:
    Why is GD irrelevant in the group?
     
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  8. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    For Wales to go through as a best 2nd place we have to win both remaining games. If we win both games we will have beaten Ireland who will be on less points than us so GD won't matter. On the other hand if we lose or draw with Ireland then GD will be irrelevant because even if we finish second in the group it went be good enough to qualify for play offs as one of the best 8 2nd place teams.
     
  9. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Our GD is only relevant when compared to other teams in 2nd place for other groups. What Ireland have is irrelevant. Currently of all the teams in 2nd place we are placed last.
     
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  10. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    OK just seen you was replying to editors post re camparing to ireland in group D.
    Obvs GD is of utmost relevance for the 2nd place table.
     
  11. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Just goes to show the importance of hammering 7 o r8 goals in if your lucky enough to get a minnow state like San Marino or Liechtenstein in your group.
     
  12. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    No it doesnt, as the results against the bottom place team aren't counted in the calculation!
     
  13. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    :facepalm:
    Forgive my ignorance... Following England means this is all new to me.
    Fascinating none the less
     
  14. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

    I see goldenballs is absent for the last two games. Squeaky bum time editor ? :)
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    As a lifelong Wales fan I never have any expectations of success. Disappointment is my theme tune. But if we do well - like we did in the Euros, progressing further than any other home nation - then that's a doubleplusgood bonus.
     
  16. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    General consensus is we will do fine without him cos he contributes little anyway. Ben Woodburn and David Brooks will be ample replacements!
     
  17. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I think Wales are a better team than roi even without Bale. Evens things up mind.

    Got to beat Georgia first, though. I'll take any kind of performance and any kind of win - I suspect if it is a win, it'll be an edgy 1-0.
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  19. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

  20. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Anything other than a win against Georgia and mo day is irrelevant. However, depending on results before Monday a draw may be enough. We have one of the best squads we have ever had to select from with the youngsters like Woodburn, Brooks and Ampadu to select from. Throw em inand see what they can do! We might be on the verge of an even golden generation than the one we have just had. Welsh football is on the up!
     
  21. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    :confused: Gareth Bale's 28.
     
  22. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I know, but his influence in the team hasn't being earth shattering recently! We need to bring g in the next generation. I'm trying to be positive. His absence isn't the end of the world. We have other options. We are not alone man team.
     
  23. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    The one thing I don't understand is why we announced he wasn't hating in either game so early. Should have left it til last moniute. Let Ireland think he was being rested against Georgia and that they would have to face him on Monday? Then when they selected team for Monday reveal he isn't playing and their strategy to retain himgoes out of the window.

    Unless of course he might actually play on Monday!
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You don't think having one of the world's best players in your team is likely to lift the morale and confidence of the Welsh squad?
     
  25. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Just read that the playoffs will be seeded with two groups of four based on world ranking. That's very good news for Wales - means definitely no Italy or Portugal.
     
  26. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

    Georgia are a real decent footballing side. In this campaign, if it wasn't for bad luck they'd have none at all.

    Maybe their luck will change tomorrow?
     
  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    tidy goal!!! :)
     
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  28. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Come on Georgia!
     
  29. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    I think we need to be grateful that Georgia are a bit shit. Wales need to score again and we can breathe.

    Fuck off Maggot
     
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