Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Brasil 2014 Predictions Game!

With merely eight days left to the beginning of Brasil 2014 (can you smell the excitement?!), it's time to get started on our predictions game for the upcoming World Cup. If you could email me your predictions for the following categories by the start of tournament a week Thursday, I'll add you to the mix for brand new LOB Cup.
 
* The top two in each of the groups (you'll receive two points for each
correct team plus an extra point if you get them in the correct
order)
* The winners of each of the eight Round of Sixteen matches (3 points
per team)
* The winners of each of the four Quarterfinal matches (4 points per
team)
* The winners of each of the two Semifinals (6 points per team)
* Champions! (10 points)
* The scorer of first goal scored in the tournament (2 points)

* The first match to go to a penalty shoot-out (2 points)

* The player who scores the winning goal in the Final (if there is one)
(2 points)
* The first player sent off (either straight red or two yellows) (2 points)

* The first manager to be sacked (2 points)
* The Golden Boot winner (top scorer) (8 points)

* FIFA Tournament MVP (8 points)

By the way, if you haven't caught them, I've been posting previews of all 32 teams here at the LOB.

Roll on June 12th!

13 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Right - I'll get us rolling. Here are my predictions:

Group A: Brazil, Mexico
Group B: Netherlands, Spain
Group C: Columbia. Ivory Coast
Group D: Italy, England
Group E: France, Ecuador
Group F: Argentina, Nigeria
Group G: Germany, Portugal
Group H: Belgium, South Korea

Round of 16 winners – France, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy

Quarter-final winners – Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Netherlands

Semi-final winners – Brazil and Netherlands

Champions – Brazil

First goalscorer – David Luiz

First shoot-out match – Belgium v. Portugal

Winning goalscorer in final – Neymar

First player sent off – Alex Song

First manager sacked – Jurgen Klinsmann

Golden Boot Winner – Neymar

FIFA Tournament MVP – Arjen Robben

11:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And here are Red Devil FCK1's picks:

Group A: Brazil, Mexico
Group B: Spain, Netherlands
Group C: Columbia. Ivory Coast
Group D: Italy, Uruguay
Group E: France, Ecuador
Group F: Argentina, Nigeria
Group G: Germany, Portugal
Group H: Belgium, Russia

16: Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Portugal

Quarters: Brazil, France, Spain, Argentina

Semis: Brazil, Argentina

Champs: Brazil

First goal: Marcelo

First shootout champ: Colombia

Winning goalscorer: Oscar

First sent off: Gary Medel

First sacked manager: Loew

Golden boot: Messi

MVP: Messi

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

AZ Kicker's picks:


A: Brazil

Mexico



B: Spain

Dutch



C: Columbia

Japan



D: England

Italy



E: Swiss

Ecuador



F: Argentina

Bosnia



G: Germany

Portugal



H: Belgium

Algeria


Round of 16:
Brazil

Spain

Italy

England

Swiss

Argentina

Portugal

Germany


Quarters:
Brazil

Italy

Germany

England


Semis:
Germany

England (cor!)



Champions: England!


First Goal Neymar

First Shoot out – Portugal Belgium

First Red – Moses Nigeria

Winning goal – Rooney

Boot and MVP - Mueller

First sacked manager -?? Do these happen before the end of the tournament?

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yellows' picks:

A 1. Brazil 2. Croatia

B 1. Spain 2. Chile

C 1. Columbia 2. Greece

D 1. Uruguay 2. England

E 1. Switzerland 2. France

F 1. Argentina 2. Bosnia and Herzegovina

G 1. Germany 2. USA

H.1. Belguim 2. Russia

* The winners of each of the eight Round of Sixteen matches (3 points

per team)

A1 v B2 - Brazil

C1 V D2 - England

E1 V F2 - Switzerland

G1 V H2 - Germany

B1 V A2 - Spain

D1 V C2 - Uraguay

F1 V E2 - Argentina

H1 V G2 - USA


Quarterfinals
Q1 - Brazil Q2 - Germany Q3 - Spain Q4 - Argentina


Semis:

S1 - Brazil S2- Spain


Champions! (10 points)

Brazil


* The scorer of first goal scored in the tournament (2 points)

Neymar


* The first match to go to a penalty shoot-out (2 points)

R16 - England v Columbia (and England finally wins one!)


* The player who scores the winning goal in the Final (if there is one)

(2 points)
Neymar


* The first player sent off (either straight red or two yellows) (2 points)

Stephane Mbia - Cameroon


* The first manager to be sacked (2 points)
Didier Deschamps


* The Golden Boot winner (top scorer) (8 points)

Luis Suarez - Uruguary 5


* FIFA Tournament MVP (8 points

Neymar

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Simon - our current PPP champion - has picked these:

A1 Brazil
A2 Croatia

B1 Spain
B2 Chile

C1 Ivory Coast
C2 Colombia

D1 italy
D2 england

E1 Ecuador
E2 France

F1 Argentina
F2 Bosnia

G1 germany
G2 Portugal

H1 Belgium
H2 Russia

8 winners
Brazil
England
Spain
Italy
Ecuador
Germany
Argentina
Portugal

Quarter final winners

Brazil

Germany

Spain

Argentina


Semi Final winners

Germany

Argentina


Winners:
Argentina.


First goal:

FRED

Penalty shootout.

Italy v Colombia

FINAL GOAL WINNER:

Higuain

Red card:
Anyone from Honduras. But I'll go for Ballotelli.

Sacked:
No-one will be sacked during the tournament I suspect. Whoever runs mexico is my guess.

Golden Boot:

Higuain

MVP:

Messi

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are Swansong's picks:

A1. Brazil
A2. Croatia
B1. Spain
B2. Chile
C1. Colombia
C2. Ivory Coast
D1. Italy
D2. Uruguay
E1. France
E2. Swiss
F1. Argentina
F2. Bosnia/Herz
G1. Germany
G2. Portugal
H1. Belgium
H2. Russia

ROUND of 16 winners:
1 AvB: Brazil
2 CvD: Uruguay
3 BvA: Spain
4 DvC: Italy
5 EvF: Bosnia/Herz
6 GvH: Germany
7 FvE: Argentina
8 HvG: Belgium

QUARTERFINALS winners:
1 5v6: Germany
2 1v2: Brazil
3 7v8: Argentina
4 3v4: Spain

SEMIFINALS winners:
1v2: Brazil
3v4: Spain

TITLE winner: Brazil

First goal: Neymar

Penalty Shootout: Columbia v Uruguay (R16)

Final goal winner: Oscar

Red card: Mile Jedinak

Manager sacked: Miguel Herrera

Golden boot: Diego Costa

MVP: Neymar

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are MUR's picks:

Here are my picks:

A1 Brazil
A2 Mexico
B1 Spain
B2 The Netherlands
C1 Colombia
C2 Ivory Coast
D1 Italy
D2 England
E1 France
E2 Switzerland
F1 Argentina
F2 Bosnia
G1 Germany
G2 Portugal
H1 Belgium
H2 Russia

Round of Sixteen winners
Brazil
Spain
Colombia
Italy
Bosnia
Argentina
Germany
Belgium

Quarterfinal Winners

Brazil
Germany
Spain
Argentina

Semifinal Winners
Brazil
Argentina

Winners : Brazil

First Goal : Neymar

First penalty shootout : France vs Bosnia

Winning goal in the Final : Oscar

First Sending Off: Mile Jedinak

First Manager Sacked : Stephen
Keshi

Golden Boot Winner: Neymar

Tournament MVP: Neymar

7:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are Someone Said's picks:

Group A) Brazil, Croatia

Group B)Spain, Netherlands

Group C) Ivory Coast, Greece

Group D) Uruguay, Englans

Group E) France, Switzerland

Group F) Argentina, Bosnia

Group G) Germany, United States

Group H) Belgium, South Korea


Round of sixteen

Brazil, Ivory Coast, Bosnia, Germany, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Belgium

Quarterfinals

Brazil, Bosnia, Uruguay, Belgium

Semis

Brazil, Uruguay


Champions - Uruguay


First goal - Neymar


No penalty shootouts


Winning goal - Suarez


Sent off - Machereno


Sacked - Paulo Bento


Golden Boot and MVP - Suarez

10:24 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Here are the Gooner's picks

Group A - 1st Brazil, 2nd Holland
Group B - 1st Mexico, 2nd Chile
Group C - 1st Colombia, 2nd Greece
Group D - 1st Italy, 2nd England
Group E - 1st France, 2nd Ecuador
Group F - 1st Agentina, 2nd Bosnia
Group G - 1st Germany, 2nd Portugal
Group H - 1st Belgium, 2nd Russia

In the RO16,

Brazil beats Chile
England beats Colombia
Holland beats Mexico
Italy beats Greece
France beats Bosnia
German beats Russia
Ecuador beats Argentina
Portugal beats Belgium

In the Quarters

Brazil beats England
Holland beats Italy
Germany beats France
Portugal beats Ecuador

In the Semis

Brazil beats Germany
Holland beats Portugal

In the Final

Brazil beats Holland

Neymar scores the first goal
Brazil survive a penalty shootout against Chile in the RO16
Neymar scores the winning goal in the Final
Chiellini finally gets his due and is red-carded in the quarters
Whoever is the coach of that shower from Cameroon goes as soon as they limp out in the first round
Neymar and Giroud tie for Golden Boot with 7 apiece
Neymar is the MVP


12:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

West Ham Rising's predictions:

Group A: Brazil, Mexico

Group B: Spain, Holland

Group C: Columbia, Greece

Group D: Italy, England

Group E: Ecuador, France

Group F: Argentina, Nigeria

Group G: Germany, USA

Group H: Belgium, Algeria

Round of 16:
Brazil, England, Nigeria, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium

Quarters:
Brazil, Germany, Spain, Belgium

Semis:
Brazil and Spain

Champions - Brazil

First goal: Neymar

Penalty shootout: England v. Columbia (round of 16)

Winning goal: Neymar

Manager sacked: Iran's Manager

Golden Boot: Neymar

MVP: Neymar

3:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are UWS' choices:

UWS

Group A 1 Brazil 2 Mexico

Group B 1 Holland 2 Spain

Group C 1 Ivory Coast 2 Colombia

Group D 1 England 2 Uruguay

Group E 1 France 2 Switzerland

Group F 1 Argentina 2 Nigeria

Group G 1 Germany 2 Portugal

Group H 1 Belgium 2 Russia

Second Round
Brazil beat Spain
Uruguay beat Ivory Coast
France beat Nigeria
Germany beat Russia
Holland beat Mexico
England beat Colombia
Argentina beat Switzerland
Belgium beat Portugal

Quarter Finals
Brazil beat Uruguay
Germany beat France
England beat Holland
Argentina beat Belgium

Semis
Brazil beat Germany
Argentina beat England

Third Place
Germany beat England

Final
Argentina beat Brazil


First Goal of Tournament
David Luiz Brazil

Golden Boot
Lionel Messi

First goal of Final
Angel Di Maria

First Manager to get the Sack
Cesare Prandelli
Italy

First match to go to a shoot-out
Uruguay v Ivory Coast

First Red
Mario Balotelli
Italy

FIFA MVP
Lionel Messi

5:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matt Nocito's picks:

Group A
1 Brazil
2 Croatia

Group B
1 Spain
2 Holland

Group C
1 Columbia
2 Japan

Group D
1 Italy
2 England

Group E
1 France
2 Switzerland

Group F
1 Argentina
2 Bosnia

Group G
1 Germany
2 Portugal

Group H
1 Belgium
2 Russia

Second Round
Brazil beat Holland
England beat Colombia
France beat Bosnia
Germany beat Russia
Spain beat Croatia
Italy beat Japan
Argentina beat Switzerland
Belgium beat Portugal

Quarter Finals
Brazil beat England
Germany beat France
Spain beat Italy
Argentina beat Belgium


Semis
Brazil beat Germany
Spain beat Argentina

Third Place
Germany beat Argentina

Final
Brazil beat Spain


First Goal of Tournament
Neymar
Brazil

Golden Boot
Lionel Messi

First goal of Final
Oscar
Brazil

First Manager to get the Sack
Paulo Bento
Portugal

First match to go to a shoot-out
Italy v Japan

First Red Card
COMPLETELY FOR THE NAME
Azubuike Egwueke

FIFA MVP
Neymar
Brazil

11:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And here are The Red Dragon's picks:

Group A
1 Brazil
2 Croatia

Group B
1 Spain
2 Holland

Group C
1 Ivory Coast
2 Japan

Group D
1 England
2 Italy

Group E
1 France
2 Honduras

Group F
1 Argentina
2 Bosnia

Group G
1 Germany
2 Portugal

Group H
1 Belgium
2 Russia

Second Round
Brazil beat Holland
Ivory Coast beat Italy
France beat Bosnia
Germany beat Russia
Spain beat Croatia
England beat Japan
Argentina beat Honduras
Belgium beat Portugal

Quarter Finals
Brazil beat Ivory Coast
France beat Germany
Spain beat England
Belgium beat Argentina


Semis
Brazil beat France
Spain beat Belgium

Third Place
France beat Belgium

Final
Brazil beat Spain


First Goal of Tournament
Mario Mandzukic

Golden Boot
Neymar
Brazil

First goal of Final
Willian
Brazil

First Manager to get the Sack
Oscar Tabarez
Uruguay

First match to go to a shoot-out
Belgium v Portugal

First Red
Kostas Mitroglou….just for the name!!!
Greece


FIFA MVP
Neymar
Brazil

12:05 AM  

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