2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

From cricket to motor sports to wrestling and anything in between

Moderator: GH Moderators

User avatar
Raider47
David Furner
Posts: 3225
Joined: April 15, 2009, 10:38 am
Favourite Player: Ruben Wiki
Location: Canberra

2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Raider47 » June 3, 2014, 8:33 am

Biggest event on the planet deserves its own thread. Only days away... :thumbsup

I'm leaving on Monday for Sao Paulo where I'm following Australia around. Hoping for some surprises from the Socceroos. Young team, who will hopefully cause some havoc in the coming years.

Nonetheless a football feast over the next 6 weeks. :D
"It's always been Canberra, I love playing for the Raiders"- Jarrod Croker
"We’re all really excited about what’s going on here at the Raiders"- Blake Austin
"I’m very happy to have signed this extension and I love playing footy in Canberra"- Jack Wighton
"I’ve been in Canberra for a while now and it’s become a home for me"- Josh Papalii
"“The ultimate goal is to win a premiership and get Canberra back on the pedestal they belong."- Sia Soliola
"The club was eager for me to stay and I was eager to stay as well because I love it here in Canberra."- Josh Hodgson

User avatar
Toviii
Laurie Daley
Posts: 10405
Joined: March 10, 2012, 8:11 am
Favourite Player: Rapana

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Toviii » June 3, 2014, 8:42 am

****? Biggest event on the planet - did you not see the rugby league World Cup?

I'm kidding, I can't wait for it. The first few days overlap with exams but after that I'm pretty well free to catch as much of it as I can. Have fun in Brazil!
'I've got 17 blokes in that dressing room that are hurting'

User avatar
Please
Gary Belcher
Posts: 6827
Joined: June 26, 2012, 11:43 am
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Canberra

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Please » June 3, 2014, 8:45 am

Pretty sure GE will come in here and call the Rugby League WC better.
Well, at least Jack got paid.

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 8:48 am

Pretty sure GE will just argue that the TV viewer-ship is greater.

Mungo's prefer to stay in and watch league, rather than purchasing tickets, going to the game, being active supporters and buying memberships and all those other things that supporters do for every other code of football worldwide.

#greatestgameonearth
Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

User avatar
Raider47
David Furner
Posts: 3225
Joined: April 15, 2009, 10:38 am
Favourite Player: Ruben Wiki
Location: Canberra

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Raider47 » June 3, 2014, 9:05 am

I eagerly await his arrival :lol:
"It's always been Canberra, I love playing for the Raiders"- Jarrod Croker
"We’re all really excited about what’s going on here at the Raiders"- Blake Austin
"I’m very happy to have signed this extension and I love playing footy in Canberra"- Jack Wighton
"I’ve been in Canberra for a while now and it’s become a home for me"- Josh Papalii
"“The ultimate goal is to win a premiership and get Canberra back on the pedestal they belong."- Sia Soliola
"The club was eager for me to stay and I was eager to stay as well because I love it here in Canberra."- Josh Hodgson

DJ89
Ricky Stuart
Posts: 9069
Joined: March 31, 2009, 2:14 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Sydney

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by DJ89 » June 3, 2014, 9:06 am

I don't follow soccer, but I admit I jump on the bandwagon in a big way every time the WC rolls around. John Aloisi's penalty against Uruguay is my favorite sporting moment and the penalty Italy got against Australia is my worst.

Easily the best competition on earth with so many competitive teams.

Shame the times aren't that great, but I'll try watch as many games as possible.

User avatar
Raidersrawesome
Mal Meninga
Posts: 47786
Joined: February 24, 2008, 7:47 am
Favourite Player: Captain Croker
Location: Gold Coast

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Raidersrawesome » June 3, 2014, 9:11 am

I enjoy watching the Aussies play , I played the game for 20 odd years but Im not a huge fan of it as a spectator . Plus on the local scene I don't support a team.

Anyway I'll watch and cheer the Aussies on.

When and what time are the games on?
Image

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 9:14 am

Sat June 14 0730

Aust v chile

Thurs June 19 0130

Aust v Netherlands

Tues June 24 0130

Aust v Spain
Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

User avatar
Raidersrawesome
Mal Meninga
Posts: 47786
Joined: February 24, 2008, 7:47 am
Favourite Player: Captain Croker
Location: Gold Coast

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Raidersrawesome » June 3, 2014, 9:17 am

Thanks Worm
Image

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 9:22 am

No worries..

Anyone keen on a World Cup tipping comp?

I can set it up and post deets..

It's broken up into rounds (first three rounds of group stage, rd 16, QF, SF, F and 3rd Play off.

Is anyone keen?
Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

User avatar
Toviii
Laurie Daley
Posts: 10405
Joined: March 10, 2012, 8:11 am
Favourite Player: Rapana

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Toviii » June 3, 2014, 9:24 am

Yeh, I'd be up for that
'I've got 17 blokes in that dressing room that are hurting'

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 9:36 am

http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/The_G ... pping_Comp

Password - realmenwearorange

(Can someone put it in the title of the thread that we have the tipping comp in here too - thank you)
Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 11:44 am

Just a little bump - Can we please have the title changed Mods?
Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30535
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by -TW- » June 3, 2014, 12:50 pm

Done

PrimetimeRaider
Jason Croker
Posts: 4787
Joined: September 15, 2010, 10:53 am
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by PrimetimeRaider » June 3, 2014, 1:44 pm

Cant wait! Has anyone found a full draw with Australian kickoff times? And I'm guessing/hoping Fox will be showing every game live?

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 1:52 pm

All games on SBS. And the Aust kick off times are above.

Image

Zoom in on that if on iPhone.
Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

PrimetimeRaider
Jason Croker
Posts: 4787
Joined: September 15, 2010, 10:53 am
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by PrimetimeRaider » June 3, 2014, 2:11 pm

Oh dumb is SBS an HD channel? Where'd you get that pic from? Newspaper? I tried to print one off foxsports.com.au and it was disgustingly bad. So cluttered.

This site lets ya change it to your timezone so I'll probably use this on my phone http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html

User avatar
Lucy
Laurie Daley
Posts: 13591
Joined: August 4, 2009, 10:14 am
Favourite Player: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Location: The Club

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Lucy » June 3, 2014, 2:24 pm

Avatar Bet - bleedgreen99 - Raiders to make (BG99)/miss(Lucy) the 8. Avatar from last round of regular season 2015 until GF 2016.
Signature Bet - Raider85 - Raiders to get(Lucy)/miss(R85) the wooden spoon. Signature for entire offseason.
Bottle of something to the value of $70 - Matthew Borewood to not see (Lucy)/to see (Piggles) a first grade game in 2015 for the Warriors.
The Name Change Bet - Regarding the three bets above;
I win all three I keep my name.
I win one I become "the Punish"
I lose all I become "Chicken Little"

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127284
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Post by greeneyed » June 3, 2014, 3:28 pm

Please wrote:Pretty sure GE will come in here and call the Rugby League WC better.
The Rugby League World Cup is better.
Image

User avatar
SubLime Green
Jason Croker
Posts: 4952
Joined: August 5, 2008, 2:59 pm
Favourite Player: Jack Wighton
Location: Cairns

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by SubLime Green » June 3, 2014, 5:50 pm

Joined the tipping comp.

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30535
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by -TW- » June 3, 2014, 6:36 pm

greeneyed wrote:
Please wrote:Pretty sure GE will come in here and call the Rugby League WC better.
The Rugby League World Cup is better.
Oh please..

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 127284
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by greeneyed » June 3, 2014, 6:59 pm

Tim W wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
Please wrote:Pretty sure GE will come in here and call the Rugby League WC better.
The Rugby League World Cup is better.
Oh please..
Please is so hard to please.
Image

User avatar
Schifty
Laurie Daley
Posts: 16310
Joined: March 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Schifty » June 3, 2014, 9:01 pm

Wow Josh Kennedy cut from the final squad.

Did not see that coming at all.

User avatar
Raidersrawesome
Mal Meninga
Posts: 47786
Joined: February 24, 2008, 7:47 am
Favourite Player: Captain Croker
Location: Gold Coast

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Raidersrawesome » June 4, 2014, 12:35 pm

Josh Kennedy and Tom Rogic miss Socceroos' World Cup squad

Socceroo veteran Josh Kennedy and promising young midfielder Tom Rogic have lost their battle with ongoing injury problems and been axed from the squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as coach Ange Postecoglou listened to the dictates of prudence and pragmatism rather than imagination and sentiment.

Young goalkeeper Mark Birighitti and another Socceroo veteran (like Kennedy) of the 2006 and 2010 World Cup campaigns, Luke Wilkshire, are the other two players left out.

Postecoglou has had to make the toughest call of his short international coaching career in deciding who to leave out of the final 23-man party. He has opted for to look to the future rather than concern himself with idealism and sentiment, especially in the case of Rogic, who many believe to be the most promising player of his generation.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/fifa-world-cup-20 ... z33dNEgfZj
Image

User avatar
Woodgers
Bradley Clyde
Posts: 8221
Joined: February 1, 2005, 10:34 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Woodgers » June 4, 2014, 12:57 pm

I heard from someone in the know that Rogic actually made the call himself. It doesn't seem to be reported that way so far.

We're in deep, deep ****.

I'll tell you one thing i'm absolutely certain of. I'd prefer my country is represented at the World Cup than not. I've read a lot of commentary from people over the past few months absolutely slamming the Socceroos and how they'll go. That might be the case as we're in a rebuilding phase and have a horrendous draw but people seem to have forgotten that prior to 2006 where we were absolutely spoiled, it was a dream just to go. Now we've got that and football fans in this country that were rejoicing 8 years ago at having a place in Germany are now almost laughing at them and trying to get the uppercut in early rather than getting around them. I'm going to enjoy it and get right behind them as usual. When they walk out against Chile in that yellow shirt and they line up for the anthem the goosebumps will be there, as they were in 1997 at the MCG when I saw them go out by away goals rule to Iran, or Uruguay 4 years later, and of course Uruguay in Sydney 4 years after that. This is the biggest sporting event on earth, virtually every country in the world tries to make it. To be 1 of 32 is an achievement in itself, and when the whistle blows on the 14th of June it is game on regardless of who's on the pitch. C'mon boys.
We continue to **** about with blokes that are part of some fraternity. It's infuriating.

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30535
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by -TW- » June 4, 2014, 1:39 pm

I think the socceroos are the only team I expect less than the raiders from.. I honestly don't see us scoring a goal let alone winning a game

User avatar
BrisbaneRaider
John Ferguson
Posts: 2497
Joined: July 6, 2010, 1:06 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Brisbane

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by BrisbaneRaider » June 6, 2014, 10:08 am

God damn it. I just compared the Socceroos schedule to my exam timetable for the first time. I have an exam at the same time as their first game. Their second game is on the morning of another exam (I also have an exam the next day on my birthday). And their last game is on the morning of my last exam. So there's a good chance I won't get to watch any of their games live.
Image

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30535
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by -TW- » June 6, 2014, 10:34 pm

You have 8am exams as well? That was introduced at UC this year and it caused a huge uproar

User avatar
Toviii
Laurie Daley
Posts: 10405
Joined: March 10, 2012, 8:11 am
Favourite Player: Rapana

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Toviii » June 6, 2014, 10:51 pm

I've had 8am exams in the past. 8am-anything is the worst let alone an 8am exam.
'I've got 17 blokes in that dressing room that are hurting'

User avatar
Schifty
Laurie Daley
Posts: 16310
Joined: March 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Schifty » June 7, 2014, 9:44 am

Australia definitely doing better than they did against South Africa.

Matt Ryan is really taking the playing out from the back to a new level, he was at the halfway line for one corner :lol:

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30535
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by -TW- » June 12, 2014, 5:26 pm

I'm not a huge soccer fan, but i'm actually excited for this..

Considering getting up at 5.30 for the game in the morning

User avatar
Baywatch
John Ferguson
Posts: 2748
Joined: April 7, 2013, 9:43 pm
Favourite Player: Shaun Fensom
Location: Coogee

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Baywatch » June 13, 2014, 7:34 pm

We should be losing by our closest margin tomorrow morning.
Raiders4life!

Image

Anti-The Club

User avatar
Schifty
Laurie Daley
Posts: 16310
Joined: March 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Schifty » June 13, 2014, 9:15 pm

I still believe we can win tomorrow :cool:

yes it is pure blind optimism but I don't care.

This is the one true sporting tournament in the world. Nothing else matters :woot:

User avatar
Schifty
Laurie Daley
Posts: 16310
Joined: March 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by Schifty » June 14, 2014, 8:15 am

fml.

DJ89
Ricky Stuart
Posts: 9069
Joined: March 31, 2009, 2:14 pm
Favourite Player: Jarrod Croker
Location: Sydney

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup *tipping comp now open*

Post by DJ89 » June 14, 2014, 8:16 am

What a disaster.

Post Reply