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    26 Nov '07 20:17
    Group 2 Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg

    what a joke
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    26 Nov '07 20:18
    Originally posted by trevor33
    Group 2 Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg

    what a joke
    It would be a group of death for England 😵
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    26 Nov '07 20:24
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    It would be a group of death for England 😵
    😛

    think englerland did ok with the draw as well.

    if they get a decent coach 😛
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    26 Nov '07 20:25
    Group 6 will be an extremely tough one for Croatia.

    Kazakhstan, Belarus, AND the Ukraine.
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    26 Nov '07 20:35
    Originally posted by trevor33
    😛

    think englerland did ok with the draw as well.

    if they get a decent coach 😛
    I'm hoping the attitude of 'we should be top by rights' has been firmly quashed from the national team psyche now, and with Capello in charge, we could have a passionate man at the helm to give the players a bl**dy good bollocking if need be.
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    26 Nov '07 20:43
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    I'm hoping the attitude of 'we should be top by rights' has been firmly quashed from the national team psyche now, and with Capello in charge, we could have a passionate man at the helm to give the players a bl**dy good bollocking if need be.
    do you think capello would take the job?

    i really think they should give it to o'neil but let him finish the season with villa, think he would take it if they offered that.
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    26 Nov '07 20:45
    what about n.i's group?

    they finally do well enough to get a decent seed and get landed with Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and San Marino

    LOL
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    26 Nov '07 21:24
    Originally posted by trevor33
    do you think capello would take the job?

    i really think they should give it to o'neil but let him finish the season with villa, think he would take it if they offered that.
    I don't know if Capello would get impatient if Brian Barwick (http://www.a-1video.com/Oliver%20Hardy%20c.u..gif) drags the process out - he seems to be interested at the moment. I think he'd be in for a rough ride with the press though - I don't think he's the type to be diplomatic with journos if a bad result comes along, but don't know for sure.
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    26 Nov '07 22:13
    Originally posted by trevor33
    what about n.i's group?

    they finally do well enough to get a decent seed and get landed with Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and San Marino

    LOL
    that is a tough group..hard to call who will go through
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    26 Nov '07 22:29
    Originally posted by spurs73
    that is a tough group..hard to call who will go through
    i can't see past the czechs winning the group
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    26 Nov '07 23:07
    Originally posted by trevor33
    i can't see past the czechs winning the group
    Poland looked pretty solid against us, I wouldn't discount them.
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    27 Nov '07 00:10
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Poland looked pretty solid against us, I wouldn't discount them.
    what did you think of portugal's group?
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    27 Nov '07 03:18
    Originally posted by trevor33
    i can't see past the czechs winning the group
    The czechs are ranked really high right now...I was surprised. What are they 6th?
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    27 Nov '07 08:48
    Originally posted by trevor33
    what did you think of portugal's group?
    I think we'll have to change our attitude and take this group much more seriously than we did the one for the Euro. Sweden's a tough cookie and only one of the teams is insured to go through...
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    27 Nov '07 11:461 edit
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I think we'll have to change our attitude and take this group much more seriously than we did the one for the Euro. Sweden's a tough cookie and only one of the teams is insured to go through...
    When I read yopur post, I was convinced that you were wrong and when I went to check I was amazed to find that you are indeed right, only one team qualifies! The eight best runners-up of the 9 groups enter a two-leg play-off to decide the remaining four qualifying teams.

    This puts a completely different look on the groups to what I first thought (i.e. that the top 2 teams qualified)
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