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Who do you think will win?

Blog Posted:7/10/2014 3:23:00 PM

Who do you think will win?


Oooops! Wrong blog topic.


I'll try again. On Sunday, July 13th, 2014, who do you think will win the big match?

And for those of you who are even interested, are any of you brave enough to add a score prediction too?




May the best team win!



And on a side-note, always remember:



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  1. Date: 7/16/2014 4:48:00 PM
    The Black Eagle is basking in the rays of the Golden Sun. Welcome to the 4th Cup/Reich.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That black eagle is just like icarus ... and the golden rays will face it again in four years. : D Don't metaphor me! : D
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    #7 Schweinsteiger, is an Aryan Beast! He just won't go down -- keeps getting right back up!
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 4:46:00 PM
    Argentina is usually one of my favourite teams to cheer for(Canada doesn't have a FIFA World Cup contending team). But I will take a break from cheering for Argentina, after the cry-baby reactions by Argentine fans, and also Messi's post-game reactions. Too bad, Messi is usually a solid ambassador of the sport. Instead of opting for future commercials with Messi, FIFA should have awarded the Golden Ball to a player who would have appreciated it. But business is business, and a player who was not the Tournament's best, won the award .... even Maradona agrees.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Messi was not "the" best but he was "one of the" best players. He deserved it. Regarding his reaction, what do you expect? It's not the same ... to win the golden ball instead of winning the World Cup ...
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What's wrong with crying? It's too much sadness! : D Every team has a "defeated" crying at the end of the game. It's part of the passion, of the emotion ... of the impotence (kicking butts is not allowed in international contests).
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would like to say something about the cry-baby reaction by the Argentine fans but ... sniff ... not now ... : D
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The Pope's prayers for his home team were ignored by Go(d)tze, as he scored between the posts of wanton waste and gluttony.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Congratulations to everyone who predicted Germany to win, and an extra congratulations to those of you who also predicted the score!

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Love you, Craig!!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I empathize with any issues concerning the neighbour's dog.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/16/2014 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Christopher, a relatively old dog like me is hard to teach anything LOL But I must say that I appreciate anyone's passion for whatever!! Even birdwatchers as long as the bird don't poop in my yard----never mind they can---it's the neighbors dog that I'll have to poison----SILENCE!!, I would never do that!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe there will come a time when Craig accepts 'real' football as being superior to American football :P
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 4:35:00 PM
    Congratulations to Germany! Congratulations to Argentina for making it to the final! (But I do not offer congratulations to any of the whiny Argentine fans. I offer my congratulations to the sportsmanlike Argentine fans).

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 4:23:00 PM
    Almost ... almost ... : D!!

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Or about how superior futbol is compared to American football?
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe Ruben could write about the plight of the poor, bullied, extreme Jihadists posing as Palestinians in Gaza?
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/16/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And Ruben, you don't write anymore--that's sad because you got the gift boy!!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/16/2014 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I miss you Ruben!!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Refs are being blamed again by some fans.
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 3:01:00 AM
    Craig ,Whilst I'm not a great fan of the current chesslike form of football clearly you did not watch the HollandvSpan/ Germanyv Portugal/Germany v Brazil/USAvBelgium games, these were all more representative of what is 'the' most popular worldwide sport.Happily it is becoming more popular in your fair land and you guys will learn to appreciate its finer points (as Roy says below) just as I did for American Football when it first appeared here on Tv 25 years ago.(Although I can still only cope with the one hour highlights! and not the 5 hour advert interrupted marathon).Rgds Brian

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 7/16/2014 2:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's very true Craig,based on this year's showing though the US will become a growing force in international football,playing as they do in a relatively weak FIFA zone,and with the growing number of US pros in Europe,and the increasing popularity at grass roots level.Have a good day.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/15/2014 2:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Brian, I think what it boils down to is the eye of the beholder like all else and what you we're brought up watching with friends and family and what sports we actually played. It is very difficult to enjoy anything you don't understand like those who don't understand some of our poetry while to other poets it's no problem.
  1. Date: 7/14/2014 6:38:00 AM
    Ha, I was correct on the 1-0 overtime win. If American football games were won by a field goal in overtime no one would watch! Who's drinking the Kool-Aid. The only reason the world watches is that they have nothing else to do. Soccer competes with baseball in the boring category.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Fussbol is much more exciting for me to watch than baseball and American football. But I really enjoy playing baseball.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/16/2014 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Booooooo! Craig! ..."nothing else to do"??? Boring category??? Did you ever wonder why I never talk about meter and rhyme? It's just because I don't talk of things I don't fully understand. : D ... Silence is gold, my friend ... and it's always better to breathe with our mouth closed. : D
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/14/2014 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's an opinion Harry, that's all, I think the same about NASCAR as well and there are millions here that love it. It is not an insult so get over yourself because if conflict results it's because of the manic soccer fans that crush people at their games--they are the problems.
    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 7/14/2014 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Soccer is about the play as much as the scoring. That's why it's known as "the beautiful game". Most shots on goal are saved, and that's savored as well. However, you are correct about Merican sports fans wanting a lot of scoring. Part of the general overstimulation/overconsumption national character, I guess.
    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 7/14/2014 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    that is an insult to more than a billion people on the planet craig, then one wonders why there is conflict in the world today with opinion's like that, I have plenty to do in my life, and being a soccer fan is one of those....
  1. Date: 7/14/2014 1:54:00 AM
    German team ethic won the day.Best all round team in the tournament ,so worthy winners,they had one great chance and scored,Argentina had three and did not ,twas ever thus in this great game which is now evidentially 'the' world sport.Wunderbar.

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  1. Date: 7/13/2014 1:32:00 AM
    Germany win: 1:0

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 7/14/2014 1:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love it when I am right. :-) " 8 hours ago Germany has scored against Argentina in the Soccer World Cup final in extra time Germany 1-0 Argentina."
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 3:23:00 PM
    A European team has never won a World Cup hosted in Latin America.. That all changes on Sunday as Germany will defeat Argentina 3-1

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  1. Date: 7/12/2014 9:13:00 AM
    There will be no peace until the people involved want it... The Arabs will not stop fighting until they are over run... Then they will regroup and go at it again... There is no love for humanity in the middle east in many political groups... or they would stop fighting... Tho I know many are wishing for it to stop... They are pushed aside and prosecuted by their own. Love of life itself would help end the wars there... Politics rule instead... I expect Germany will win in soccer... tho I don't follow it... I still respect the game and it's followers.

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    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman Date: 7/12/2014 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS. I expect politics are not one of the greatest subjects for PoetrySoup. At least not for the blogs.
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 5:06:00 PM
    To your first question, insanity is humans fighting over land no one owns, that piece of earth will be there long after humans have disappeared from the face of the earth....second I don't care much for soccer..but sinced you asked germany 3 to 1

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 4:55:00 PM
    As far as Israel and Palestine go--what does win mean? What does win mean between the Shia and Sunni? Until we find the answer to your final question we will never know, religion which all claim is love and peace has always been an excuse for war and if there is one supreme spirit he must be growing very weary of our insolence! Anyhow, back to the games---I don't give a crap because I think soccer is the most boring game ever invented----but Germany in a 1 zip win after 50,000 minutes over overtime bullcrap! But have fun!NOT lol love ya!

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 10:47:00 AM
    With Ageura back for Argentine and with Messi they have the best player ie someone who dribbles with the ball at the defence and Higauin as their striker they are a very dangerous proposition.So despite Germany's comprehensive defeat of Brazil I take Argentine to win . For those who remember England's 1966 victory Argentine had the best defender in the tournament,ie Rattin and now with the Man city defender players inc Demichelis they are a different proposition to Brazil and are much more solid at the back.My hope for TV audience is someone scores in the first quarter so that it is not a game of chesslike possession.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 10:06:00 AM
    As for the conflict there is always winners, unfortunately they are not on either side...

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 10:02:00 AM
    will be in Berlin on Sunday, hope to pick up on the atmosphere,, yet although Germany have been the best team there,, no European team have ever won in the Americas' and have a feeling Argentina will win in extra(over}-time 1-0

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry, you were in Berlin on Sunday? Good for you. The energy there must have been very exciting!
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 6:44:00 AM
    In a war nobody wins cause everybody loses somebody..sadly.. But the question is re futbol(soccer)right? I wish for Argentina to win,but wishes aren't always my command,and What I wish for isn't always what I get.Hopefully the match doesn't end with penalties..That would be boring : ).

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If Argentina had been in, and Germany hadn't been, I would have sided with Argentina. I wanted Germany to win. Because of the post-game reactions of Argentine fans and Messi, I will take a break from cheering for Argentina.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/11/2014 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mexico 86- Argentina won against Germany in final/Italia 90-Germany won against Argentina in final..Lets see who wins now : )
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/11/2014 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Who are you siding with Chris? : )
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 3:06:00 AM
    There have been about 440 air strikes since the beginning of the week ... air strikes aimed at civilians!!! 88 deaths so far ... 18 children so far. Who do I think will win? ... not the people, as usual.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The rise of Terrorism parallels the rise of Western Neo-Conservatism, because the two are in bed together.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/16/2014 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am not condoning the actions of the Israeli government. One needs to be careful when buying into the anti-Israeli propaganda though. As people, the Jews and Arabs are even marrying each other(usually having to do so in Syria). Most of the most militant Islamists in Gaza, are not Palestinian. Extreme Jihadists are disgusting people, with their institutionalized pedophilia, their wanting to bring the world back to the Dark Ages, the 'Jihad-rape', of raping girls as "punishment", because the girl happened to be caught without a family chaperon during sunset. Islam is not a race, and extreme Jihadism is a death-cult practiced by backwater, redneck, inbred psychos.
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 2:43:00 AM
    Argentina will face Germany for third time in World Cup Final. In 1986, Argentina won 3-2, and in 1990, Mexico won 1-0 (Yes, Mexico. The Mexican referee Edgardo Codesal imagined, and consequently awarded a penalty shot to Germany in the 85th minute. : D!!). Who do I think will win? I'm not thinking! : D ... Who do I wish? Argentina 3-2.

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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Who will win? Neoguri. Oops. Wrong blog...

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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 8:21:00 PM
    "ours is not to reason why ..."

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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 7:53:00 PM
    Germany has been flawless throughout. Everyone on the same page with an incredible defense. Argentina is good but lacks consistency... I foresee 2-0 Germany.

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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 5:41:00 PM
    3-1 Germany. I like Argentina, but if you shut down Messi, they don't have much left. The German defense is huge and they have several good forwards.

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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 4:24:00 PM
    Since 1978 I've followed Argentina, so my desires are 2 - 1 to the 'Los Gouchos' <8> but I have a gut feeling that Germany will win, and they have been the better team throughout......

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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 3:38:00 PM
    Germany 2 Argentina 1

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Canadian ChrisLimerickon writing and words,peop
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God, SolsticeFree versedeath,faith,religion,
ThE DrUnkeN BuMMMMFree verselife,
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Sing Solitude-Play Soltude-Confetti's SongLyriclovedream,dream,love,
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ONE FALCON FEATHERFree versefreedom,
Seen Through A Half GlassFree verseintrospection,
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CAPTCHA's CrueltyFree verseabsence,abuse,addiction,a
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haiku 5Haikunature,
Chris D AechtnerHaikuabsence
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A Lion Looms ListlessEpiccharacter,
Tanka 1 about Smudged RosesTankaabsence,books,break up,de
O Raintree of SteelTankaenvironment,
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Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity-Carpe Diemallegory,allusion,appreci
Oh Goddess MoonVersemoon,

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