Official Hexagonal schedule x 2005

Discussion in 'CONCACAF' started by gohb, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    I noticed that every country plays their opponents in Games 1 and 6, 2 and 7, 3 and 8, 4 and 9, or 5 and 10 with no countries playing each other twice during the first five games or last five games (assuming no postponements like one of the semifinal groups had). The CONCACAF semifinals were not done this way.
     
  2. LostintheBarrens

    LostintheBarrens New Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    I substituted Costa Rica for Canada...and we finished second, with a heroic performance at the Azteca and the best part we held our American cousins to a draw in both matches, plus revenge victories over Guatemala and Trinidad away! Wow, that was fun, Deutschland here we come!

    -Cold blast of reality-

    Nothing but the gloating of our bloated neighbours to look forward to...and a playoff between Guatemala and North Korea.

    Now is the winter of Canada's discontent.
     
  3. paul51

    paul51 New Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Wow, first week and we already have some graet games, i predict a CR win over Mexico at the always unpredictable Saprissa stadium..........
     
  4. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    But it is how the Hex was done last time...
     
  5. Pottermaniac

    Pottermaniac New Member

    Nov 28, 2004
    RGV, texas
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Mexico will impose himself in the first two games, after beating Costa Rica and USA, we can sit back and relax the rest of the teams are loosers. we already beat guatemala 2-0
     
  6. MoRado

    MoRado New Member

    Feb 6, 2004
    San José. Costa Rica
    Club:
    Deportivo Saprissa
    Nat'l Team:
    Costa Rica
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    oh yeah...
     
  7. MoRado

    MoRado New Member

    Feb 6, 2004
    San José. Costa Rica
    Club:
    Deportivo Saprissa
    Nat'l Team:
    Costa Rica
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Mex @ CostaRica on the first matchday....i like it...
     
  8. Tecos

    Tecos Member+

    Apr 8, 2003
    Chicago
    Club:
    Tecos UA de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Care for a little wager moradita? winner picks the others avatar for a week?
     
  9. Eliezar

    Eliezar Member+

    Jan 27, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Last time Canada went out in the Hex they won the next Gold Cup. 8)

    Canada needs to work on getting a top flight professional program in place and then the national team will follow.
     
  10. Delsocfan

    Delsocfan New Member

    Oct 23, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    The game against the USA is going to be nothing like the game against Guatemala, St. Kitts, St Vincent or any of the othe opponents they've played lately . If Mexico plays the way they did in some of those game (like the second St Vincent game) then the US will win 4-0.
     
  11. MoRado

    MoRado New Member

    Feb 6, 2004
    San José. Costa Rica
    Club:
    Deportivo Saprissa
    Nat'l Team:
    Costa Rica
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    if you haven't noticed, i don't have an avatar, maybe cause i dont pay for BS.com...
    but anyway, i could get one just for you...
    Just remind this to me next year.... adios mexicanito
     
  12. Tecos

    Tecos Member+

    Apr 8, 2003
    Chicago
    Club:
    Tecos UA de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Hey its up to you...if you have that much faith in the Costa Rican Shemale nat'l team go ahead and get a avatar...either way I'll remind you next year...
     
  13. guategol

    guategol New Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    vancouver
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    i predict a 2-2 draw for Panama and Guatemala in Panama, a 3-1 win for the ticos in Costa Rica, and a 2-1 win for Trinidad and Tobago in Trinidad in Tobago(T&T wins with a last minute goal)
     
  14. efernandez9

    efernandez9 Member

    Jun 6, 1999
    Joe Pool Lake
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    morado --- sounds like a good deal, will :D you take it?

    is only 14.99 (paypal), if mexico wins you buy an avatar, if CR wins you tell him what avatar to carry for a Week.
     
  15. gohb

    gohb Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    By the way, conspiracy theorists might note that for the second straight cycle, T&T gets to end the Hexagonal at home against a team that figures to have qualified already (2002 USA, 2006 Mexico).
     
  16. Kick The Ball

    Kick The Ball Member

    Jun 13, 2001
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Stop being so dam bias, you write articles on planet football and speak of one thing then you come here and speak of another....

    Weak strong, weak strong....

    What about GUA, they have to play CRC last... (at home).

    What about PAN, they have to play USA last....

    T&T play Mexico last....

    CRC, USA and MEX all "might" by that time qualify allready.....so whats your dam point.
     
  17. gohb

    gohb Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    One very clear advantage in a draw is getting your last-round game against a team that will probably already have qualified. (I'd argue that it's the biggest single advantage you can get in a draw.) Panama and T&T got the major advantage this time. T&T's advantage is slightly greater than Panama's, since Mexico will have played one more home game than the USA, and will thus have a slightly better chance of having qualified. T&T got a similar advantage in the previous Hexagonal draw.

    There are lots of people who believe that T&T gets the advantage in the CONCACAF draws. Those people are "conspiracy theorists," as I said, and the coincidence that T&T got the major last-round advantage in two straight draws will give them ammunition. The fact that the draw was deliberately conducted behind closed doors will give them more ammunition.

    How the draw was conducted, I don't know. This discussion has been had before: some people think Jack Warner influences things, some people don't. Personally, I'm undecided (and by the way, I did NOT think the semifinal round draw was deliberately arranged, as many thought). Admittedly, it's all speculation, and maybe I shouldn't have brought it up, since the discussion can't really lead anywhere. But I'm a statistics freak, and I notice those kinds of things.

    None of this has anything to do with bias against T&T. I've always liked T&T, and I support them as I support all CONCACAF teams. I hope they do well in the Hexagonal. It will be a great story if they qualify.
     
  18. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Mexico with its two toughest games right at the start. A cold blast of reality. Are any of the typical qualifying venues reasonably chilly in late March?
     
  19. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official Hexagonal schedule

    Never mind me.

    I'm an idiot that doesn't know how to read.

    We're in Mexico for game 2.

    Still, Mexico gets a good test right at the top.
     
  20. johno

    johno Member+

    Jul 15, 2003
    in the wind
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Yup, this draw really favors T&T we get to face the U.S. first... hooray...
     
  21. MoRado

    MoRado New Member

    Feb 6, 2004
    San José. Costa Rica
    Club:
    Deportivo Saprissa
    Nat'l Team:
    Costa Rica
    it wasn´t deliberately arranged, it was just a "private meeting"....yeah right!
     
  22. guategol

    guategol New Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    vancouver
    I just hope that Guatemala get a draw when they visit Panama for the first match.
     
  23. BorrachoNJ

    BorrachoNJ New Member

    Apr 8, 2001
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
    what kind of attitude is that? guatemala 2-0
     
  24. SetPeace

    SetPeace Member+

    Jun 22, 2004
    SC Illinois
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When all is said and done, the teams that qualify for Germany will have earned it on the pitch over a series of 8 months. Injuries, officiating, and weather are all factors as much as the strategies employed by the six head coaches in this final phase. On top of that, player availability and the execution of a team's game plan will go a long way in determining the top 3 and the last-gasp 4th place finisher. Throw in a dash of luck, and voila! You've got your CONCACAF representatives for 2006! If this region is as tough as people on this site say, February could be the start of wild heart palpitations from Port of Spain to Pacific Palisades. The only "fix" I see in the course of the schedule is if a team rolls over and dies in the late stages rather than put up a good fight--even if they are not guaranteed a berth in 2006. Bruce Arena says he thinks the final spots will be determined on the last match day, and he could well be right.
     

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