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  1. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    20 Jun '10 19:48
    it is time to take an unbiased look at the teams of the world and rank them fairly based on their skill today, not 50 years ago.

    1. Brazil
    2. Germany
    3. Netherlands
    4. Argentina
    5. Uruguay
    6. USA
    7. Chile
    8. Serbia
    9. Portugal
    10. Ghana
    11. Switzerland
    12. Croatia
    13 Paraguay
    14. Spain
    15. Slovenia
    16. S. Korea
    17. Mexico
    18. Ivory Coast
    19. England
    20. Japan
  2. Standard member Lundos
    Back to basics
    20 Jun '10 19:52
    Haha, thanks for the good laugh.
  3. 20 Jun '10 19:55
    usa 6th after draws with 19th and 15th. lulz.
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Jun '10 20:04
    More trolling from the usual suspect.
  5. Standard member Lundos
    Back to basics
    20 Jun '10 20:13
    Maybe we should make a list though.

    Top 10 unranked:

    Argentine
    Brazil
    Chile
    Paraguay
    Spain
    Germany
    the Netherlands
    Portugal
    ??
    ??
  6. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    20 Jun '10 20:48
    Originally posted by trev33
    usa 6th after draws with 19th and 15th. lulz.
    You could probably scramble up 5-14 a number of different ways.

    And USA was robbed of at least one of those victories
  7. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    20 Jun '10 21:12
    Originally posted by Red Night
    You could probably scramble up 5-14 a number of different ways.

    And USA was robbed of at least one of those victories
    If a team is REALLY good enough, they'll score so many goals, bad decisions wouldn't matter.

    Just look at the current SA Rugby team for an example of this.
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    20 Jun '10 22:54
    Originally posted by Crowley
    If a team is REALLY good enough, they'll score so many goals, bad decisions wouldn't matter.

    Just look at the current SA Rugby team for an example of this.
    Uh... well... they have the advantage of not having to play a sport in which it is extraordinarily difficult to score.
  9. 20 Jun '10 23:00
    Originally posted by Red Night
    And USA was robbed of at least one of those victories
  10. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    21 Jun '10 01:42
    Originally posted by divegeester
    ummmmmmmmmm....did you watch the game?

    are you familiar with the rules?
  11. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    21 Jun '10 07:01
    Originally posted by sh76
    Uh... well... they have the advantage of not having to play a sport in which it is extraordinarily difficult to score.
    The point, if you missed it, was not a comparison between sports.

    If a team is good enough, they will score enough points against the opposing side to mitigate bad referee calls. No matter what the sport...
  12. 21 Jun '10 07:57
    Originally posted by Red Night
    it is time to take an unbiased look at the teams of the world and rank them fairly based on their skill today, not 50 years ago.

    Define "skill"
  13. 22 Jun '10 01:31
    Originally posted by Crowley
    The point, if you missed it, was not a comparison between sports.

    If a team is good enough, they will score enough points against the opposing side to mitigate bad referee calls. No matter what the sport...
    not always the case is it though. especially in football, look at the germany/serbia match. ref mistakenly sends off germany's best sticker and they lose 1-0. had he been playing he could've scored 3 or 4 with the chances the 10 men were creating.

    most other sport use some sort of technology when it comes to scoring. football has nothing, i've seen it happen when team A should've had a pen or had a shot cross the line but it wasn't given and team B instantly go down and score at the other end. a 2-goal swing just because of a dodgy refereeing decision. that's huge.
  14. Standard member Virtue76
    King of the Ring-er
    22 Jun '10 12:04
    Originally posted by Red Night
    it is time to take an unbiased look at the teams of the world and rank them fairly based on their skill today, not 50 years ago.

    1. Brazil
    2. Germany
    3. Netherlands
    4. Argentina
    5. Uruguay
    6. USA
    7. Chile
    8. Serbia
    9. Portugal
    10. Ghana
    11. Switzerland
    12. Croatia
    13 Paraguay
    14. Spain
    15. Slovenia
    16. S. Korea
    17. Mexico
    18. Ivory Coast
    19. England
    20. Japan
    Uruguay above Chile?

    Hmm, don't think so.
  15. 22 Jun '10 12:26
    Originally posted by Virtue76
    Uruguay above Chile?

    Hmm, don't think so.
    Not many in your top 20 have won or drawn against Italy either, but I suppose you have to put a line in the sand somewhere.

    Line could change by Friday.