Which team will be the biggest bust at World Cup?

Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by sarabella, May 30, 2006.

  1. sarabella

    sarabella BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 22, 2004
    UK
    Which team will be the biggest bust at World Cup?
     
  2. Benfica4Life

    Benfica4Life Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I think Germany and England
     
  3. Minor*Threat

    Minor*Threat New Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    My house
    my brain says Spain and Germany but american heart says (and hopes) Mexico
     
  4. Minor*Threat

    Minor*Threat New Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    My house
    my brain says Spain and Germany but my american heart says (and hopes) Mexico
     
  5. United1

    United1 Member

    Feb 23, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    England, without question.
     
  6. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez Member+

    Aug 21, 2003
    MEX2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    The U.S., Mexico and Spain.
     
  7. P1brit

    P1brit Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    Novi, MI
    Club:
    Swindon Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Spain they allways are.

    England are usually not a bust. They make sure that they torture me with hope.:(
     
  8. Kerry

    Kerry Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    Dearborn Heights Mi
    I say Italy. They are always under tremendous pressure, and with the scandal growing, they will choke like the Detroit Pistons.:D
     
  9. CLEATS

    CLEATS New Member

    May 2, 2005
    Czech Republic
    England
    Portugal
     
  10. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    2006 Czechs are going to be this Cup's 2002 Portugal, I think.
     
  11. DEAC

    DEAC New Member

    May 25, 2004
    Cincinnati
    Just shows some of the U.S.-hating that goes on here.
    The U.S. is third favorite in its group, from 80-1 to 101-1 to win it depending on which site you check, and it's going to be "the biggest bust." What a crock.
     
  12. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    IMO, the only true busts of the last cup were France, Argentina and to a lesser extent Portugal. First round exits by teams expected to have a good chance at winning the deal.
    So, if that's the criteria, the only teams on that list capable of being big busts (hehehehehe) are Brazil and Holland. I marked Germany because they're hosts, but really no one hear expects much from them (they're thinking the group is so weak they won't be able to avoid the second round, and then they're out, which I tend to agree with, so that's not really a bust, is it). Everyone else has serious questions that would explain a melt down (though england losing out in group would be a bust, I don't see that happening).
    I don't see anyone making the QFs qualifying as a bust, though perhaps that's different in Brazil right now, and for a lot of those sides, making it out of group is pretty nice.
    I don't think we're going to have the same sort of busts this Cup. Though a wild card to deal with, just like the heat of Sk/J is that the weather here is brutal, freezing rain most days (including right now). That might be rough on the warm weather nations.
    If I was gonna vote again, I'd go with Brazil.:confused:
     
  13. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why exactly is the USA on this poll???!!!! Are we now considered a world powerhouse in football. The reality is, considering our group.... anything other than first round elimination would be a surprise. The Czech Rep not getting out of that group would be a bigger bust than the US....

    Mind you, the biggest bust will probably be....

    [​IMG]
     
  14. cpwilson80

    cpwilson80 Member+

    Mar 20, 2001
    Boston
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Team Crouch-Walcott ;)
     
  15. canthisbe23

    canthisbe23 New Member

    May 22, 2006
    2nd Stage – Round of 16:

    Germany vs Sweden
    Argentina vs Mexico
    England vs Poland
    Portugal vs Netherlands
    Italy vs Australia
    France vs Saudi Arabia
    Brazil vs USA
    Spain vs Switzerland
     
  16. USMNT 10

    USMNT 10 New Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    SFCA
    Oh man I hope you're right and the Czechs or Italians are the flops!
     
  17. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Witht the exception of the bold highlights, that's pretty much what I've got too. However, I can see Costa Rica maybe pipping Poland in group A. While the Saudi's are not as bad as their 2002 showing suggests ... I just don't think they're good enough for round 2. Tunisia or Ukraine should take it ahead of them. I hope your right about the USA. ;)
     
  18. fscat

    fscat Member

    May 2, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I think it will be the host, Germany. Their defense has been shown as suspect twice already, by Italy and Japan. Plus, their is immense pressure on them to perform well, since they are a perennial power and because they are at home. I don't see them getting past the Round of 16, the Quarterfinals as best.
     
  19. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    True, but nobody here expects more than a round of 16 performance from them, so if they go out then, are they a bust? I'd think they'd have to crash out in group. and if they make the quarters, they've exceeded expectations. People simply do not believe in this team.
     
  20. Mississippi_Chivas

    Dec 9, 2005
    Choctaw, MS
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I think Brazil will not make it out of the second round.
     
  21. prymetyme

    prymetyme Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Vallendar
    i could have sworn i just a pig fly...
     
  22. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really? I have the Germans down to reach the quarterfinals - provided they avoind England in the second round. Not because I think the team is talented or anything, it's just the way the draw went for them. I can't see Poland, Ecuador, or Costa Rica pipping them to top spot in their group. Should they win their group (as expected), then it will most likely be Sweden or Paraguay in the second round. Sweden are a good team and Paraguay are tight too but you'd have to say that at home, against the five teams mentioned above - Germany would have to be considered favorites. They could come across Argentina - or one of the group C / D teams. Anything less than the quarterfinals I think would be considered a bust for Germany - anything more - it would be quite a success.
     
  23. ITALIA1982

    ITALIA1982 Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I think so too, as the likelihood of an Italy - Brazil R16 is looming...can't wait for it...
     
  24. ITALIA1982

    ITALIA1982 Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    1. England
    2. Brazil
     
  25. AMAPO

    AMAPO Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    Krypton City
    Club:
    Laredo Heat
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    966 voters and only 25 posts, It seems supicious...
     

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