Argentina Flounder Before German Unity

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. ejh says:

    If today’s newspapers have one theme running through them, that theme is that Germany are currently the best football team in the world and that, to a point, it would be a travesty if they didn’t win the competition.

    That’s as maybe, but at the time of posting (just after noon UK time) if there’s one theme running through the bookies’ odds it’s that the betting market considers Spain very marginal favourites to win their semi.

  2. maliniok says:

    Good article as usual, however can’t help the feeling that you’re trying to be too smart with your criticism of the press. You said: “All of this is somewhat odd, since it is effectively an admission that they got their predictions wrong before the start of the tournament”.

    There’s nothing odd with admitting that you were wrong, in fact, it’s much better than blindly holding on to your initial wrong opinions. Can you imagine anyone still staying that Brazil are favourites? ;) This would be ODD.

  1. July 5, 2010

    […] Argentina Flounder Before German Unity “Out of the chaos of the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup has come some degree of consensus. If today’s newspapers have one theme running through them, that theme is that Germany are currently the best football team in the world and that, to a point, it would be a travesty if they didn’t win the competition. All of this is somewhat odd, since it is effectively an admission that they got their predictions wrong before the start of the tournament (there weren’t many in the mainstream press that didn’t predict Brazil or Spain), but this groundswell of opinion has been building for the last few days.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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