Which country will win the World Cup?

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Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#1 » by RealGM Polls » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:45 pm

1. USA
2. Serbia
3. Greece
4. Spain
5. France
6. Canada
7. Australia
8. Other
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#2 » by Trailbreaker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:24 pm

The bias is strong in this one.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#3 » by Starks » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:42 pm

France massively slept on
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#4 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:53 am

Trailbreaker wrote:The bias is strong in this one.

I don't know... the results look pretty accurate. I mean, if we were talking soccer I would expect the US to come in under 2%.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#5 » by Trailbreaker » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:01 pm

Pickled Prunes wrote:
Trailbreaker wrote:The bias is strong in this one.

I don't know... the results look pretty accurate. I mean, if we were talking soccer I would expect the US to come in under 2%.

If the US roster was more vets I'd believe it, but many have dropped out. I really think people are overestimating how good this US team is.
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Post#6 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:41 pm

Trailbreaker wrote:
Pickled Prunes wrote:
Trailbreaker wrote:The bias is strong in this one.

I don't know... the results look pretty accurate. I mean, if we were talking soccer I would expect the US to come in under 2%.

If the US roster was more vets I'd believe it, but many have dropped out. I really think people are overestimating how good this US team is.

Other countries may have a better #1 or #2, but this US team is better at positions #3-12 than any other squad.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#7 » by Trailbreaker » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:59 pm

Pickled Prunes wrote:Other countries may have a better #1 or #2, but this US team is better at positions #3-12 than any other squad.

Do you watch a lot of Euroleague?
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#8 » by luss54321 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:00 am

Trailbreaker wrote:
Pickled Prunes wrote:
Trailbreaker wrote:The bias is strong in this one.

I don't know... the results look pretty accurate. I mean, if we were talking soccer I would expect the US to come in under 2%.

If the US roster was more vets I'd believe it, but many have dropped out. I really think people are overestimating how good this US team is.


C'mon man...

Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum would ALL be the BEST player on any one of those other countries.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#9 » by Trailbreaker » Sun Sep 1, 2019 12:52 am

luss54321 wrote:
Trailbreaker wrote:
Pickled Prunes wrote:I don't know... the results look pretty accurate. I mean, if we were talking soccer I would expect the US to come in under 2%.

If the US roster was more vets I'd believe it, but many have dropped out. I really think people are overestimating how good this US team is.


C'mon man...

Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum would ALL be the BEST player on any one of those other countries.

Do you watch a lot of Euroleague ball?
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#10 » by Pickled Prunes » Sun Sep 1, 2019 4:48 pm

Trailbreaker wrote:
luss54321 wrote:
Trailbreaker wrote:If the US roster was more vets I'd believe it, but many have dropped out. I really think people are overestimating how good this US team is.


C'mon man...

Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum would ALL be the BEST player on any one of those other countries.

Do you watch a lot of Euroleague ball?

I've watched a few Eurolegue MVP's not be able to start in the NBA... but no, I admittedly don't watch Eurolegue.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#11 » by Pickled Prunes » Sun Sep 1, 2019 4:51 pm

luss54321 wrote:
Trailbreaker wrote:
Pickled Prunes wrote:I don't know... the results look pretty accurate. I mean, if we were talking soccer I would expect the US to come in under 2%.

If the US roster was more vets I'd believe it, but many have dropped out. I really think people are overestimating how good this US team is.


C'mon man...

Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum would ALL be the BEST player on any one of those other countries.

I wouldn't go that far.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#12 » by AK47MVP » Tue Sep 3, 2019 11:58 pm

This USA team may be worse than 2002 team which failed to win any medal on home soil or 2004 team which lost 3 games and somehow squeezed bronze medal in Olympics. They should not be rated as clear favorites at all. Some USA teams would outtalent other teams but this one clearly is not the case.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#13 » by AK47MVP » Wed Sep 4, 2019 12:00 am

luss54321 wrote:
C'mon man...

Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum would ALL be the BEST player on any one of those other countries.


Pure ignorance. Tatum? Middleton? Dude we are not talking Curry, Leonard or Harden here...
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#14 » by tsirigoj » Fri Sep 6, 2019 1:16 pm

AK47MVP wrote:
luss54321 wrote:
C'mon man...

Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum would ALL be the BEST player on any one of those other countries.


Pure ignorance. Tatum? Middleton? Dude we are not talking Curry, Leonard or Harden here...


Also, you do realize that last season''s MVP is on Greece, right?
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#15 » by valrond1 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:11 pm

I guess that 22% of Serbia is now quite pointless. Out in QF.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#16 » by jk31 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 pm

AK47MVP wrote:This USA team may be worse than 2002 team which failed to win any medal on home soil or 2004 team which lost 3 games and somehow squeezed bronze medal in Olympics. They should not be rated as clear favorites at all. Some USA teams would outtalent other teams but this one clearly is not the case.



That is why they have a coaching staff now that develops a gameplan and put in effort in preparing the team for the world cup. Those early 2000 teams just met close to ne tournament without great preparation and that is why they failed. Of course this US squad is not as talented as previous US squads. But you can overcome a lot of talent deficits by fighting, playing as a team, and preparing the right way, just look at Argentina.
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Re: Which country will win the World Cup? 

Post#17 » by AK47MVP » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:21 pm

jk31 wrote:
AK47MVP wrote:This USA team may be worse than 2002 team which failed to win any medal on home soil or 2004 team which lost 3 games and somehow squeezed bronze medal in Olympics. They should not be rated as clear favorites at all. Some USA teams would outtalent other teams but this one clearly is not the case.



That is why they have a coaching staff now that develops a gameplan and put in effort in preparing the team for the world cup. Those early 2000 teams just met close to ne tournament without great preparation and that is why they failed. Of course this US squad is not as talented as previous US squads. But you can overcome a lot of talent deficits by fighting, playing as a team, and preparing the right way, just look at Argentina.


And loss to France just proved my point. Now all is needed to lose to Serbia and end up lower than 2002 team :lol:

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