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News EA: Spain will win World Cup

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Jun 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    What an absurd PR exercise. Anyone with an ounce of football knowledge could have dreamed up a fantasy scenario along similar lines. All they've done is a stats analysis with fancy pants graphics on top.
     
  3. javaman

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    Sounds like a reasonable prediction but nothing can account for human element in football. A small team raising their game and causing an upset. Spain have always been great and failed to deliver quite a few times. Like England they tend to peak too soon. Its very open this year, tho depending on the draw i can see Holland being there abouts same with Germany. They always seem to go well when it matters. France and Italy are very weak atm and teams like USA, mexico and some African sides are capable of causing an upset. Im still getting over Egypt not being there considering they clearly the strongest African side in my eyes. After all, you don't win a knock out tournment 3 years in a row based on luck. That takes alot of skill.
     
  4. Hustler

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    England will go out on penalties according to this super computer simulation.....

    Any 5yr old could have told you that......
     
  5. javaman

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    haha xD Interestingly, any penalty shootout ive watched, the first team to miss usually goes on to win. Either Im good at picking shootouts to watch or theres some freaky force at work o_O
     
  6. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    I want to know how New Zealand would have fared!
     
  7. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Looking at the website we will score 1 goal for the whole tournament. WTF.
     
  8. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    No offense to my country (South Africa) but no-one needs to run a simulation to figure out the SA soccer team is going to get mauled. The only reason their even in the show is because we're hosting the tournament (which IMHO is going to be one hell of a mess but I digress)
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Well according to the clever boffins at JP Morgan England will win the world cup.

    The stat analysis behind it makes for some interesting reading, if you're into that kind of thing.
     
  11. javaman

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    England don't score enough and aren't flexable enough. You really need 3-5-2 or some variation that can be flexable in defence and attack. 4-4-2 is alright but at this level, having a full back wander off to aid in attack leaving only 2 center backs is very dangerous. you will need a very very solid midfeild that can read the game very well. England also don't control the pace of the game well and play far too fast making mistakes. It will be interesting to see how the altitude effects them too. Man for man England arestronger than they where 4 years ago. King is great but will get caught out at times, not to mention their goals will have to come from mid field or their ever so reliable strikers. England also have history of going to pieces against the big teams, donno if its pressure, lack of concentration, playing too defensive/offensive, beckham jumping out of tackles or a combination of all the above.
    englands attacking full backs and wingers that like to run will be great against weak sides, but doing that against big sides will get them punished, big time. England have talent, but I wonder if their reliance on their wingers will be their undoing. If a whole team gets behind to defend do England have the tactical skill to break them down or will it constantly be one player running into a wall of players followed by a long ball over the top to crouch? crouch is great IMO, but cause of his height there always is the temptation to play the long/high ball to him rather than pass it round.
     
  12. crazyceo

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    In the words of Mike Bassett "Gentlemen, England will be playing 4 - 4 - f@%&ing - 2!"

    Rooney with Gerrard playing just behind him is the winning formula to England lifting the World Cup. The brief flashes you've seen it happen and they both look 100% comfortable with it. Is that our secret weapon?

    What the hell do EA know? Realists on the street would have said the same, even me after I picked up £200 after they won the Euros two years ago.

    However, in my heart it has to England!

    (Cue The Great Escape theme!!!!.......)
     
  13. CharlO

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    Certainly hope they improve the fking graphics. They should do a lot, otherwise people will stick to PES.
     
  14. CharlO

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    (The results, yeah, PR stunt)
     
  15. Fabou

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    It's pure marketing. If they are right they will get consumer.
     
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    So if they are wrong do we all get to say there game sux and not buy it!?
     
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    Wait, someone was going to buy it?
     
  18. Furymouse

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    USA! USA! USA! :D

    Question: Was a gameshark used at any time during these tests?
     
  19. Akuman

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    "Greece won Euro 2004" Nuff said
     
  20. casey_cole

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    Does their simulation also have the ridiculous phenomena of a goal-keeper running up for a corner in the 88th minute? Probably why Brazil end up losing :p
     
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