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April 05, 2012, 05:46:54 AM
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Been following the young Blues at the Dallas Cup (Texas) where they have beaten a very strong Brazilian side 1-0 (Coritiba), lost to a decent Japanese side 4-3 (Kasiwa Reysol) and absolutely trounced a Bolivian side 6-0 (Club Bolivar). Ross Barkley has scored in all three games and Hallan Hope has a couple. Anton Forrester scored a hat trick in the 6-0 match and seems to be playing/combining with Hope up front.

Anyway, they finished second in their group behind the Brazilian side and are awaiting the results of the other groups to see if they progress to the semi-finals. The first place team in each of the three groups automatically goes through and then the second placed team with the most points/highest goal differential goes through as the "wildcard" - only in America.

If they do make it to the semis it sounds like you'd be able to watch a live video feed on the Dallas Cup website for those interested.

There are also live updates on the Dallas Cup twitter page and one post says that Barkley has been the player of the tournament so far whilst Man Utd youth have been the best team.

http://www.dallascup.com/standings/XXXIII/38684625.html

https://twitter.com/#!/DallasCupLive

Would hope that Hope and Barkley and maybe even Forrester can break through in the next season or two!

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April 05, 2012, 06:10:27 AM
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Cheers for the report.

Think there was also a World Cup not so long ago (1990 IIRC) when some third-place finishers in the group stage made it through to the knockout stage, and others did not. (And it wasn't the WC held in America. :whistle: )

Was a bit of a mess. But nothing so bad as the NHL playoffs, where eighth-place teams often knockoff first-place teams in the first round.
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April 05, 2012, 06:25:37 AM
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Anyway, they finished second in their group behind the Brazilian side and are awaiting the results of the other groups to see if they progress to the semi-finals. The first place team in each of the three groups automatically goes through and then the second placed team with the most points/highest goal differential goes through as the "wildcard" - only in America.

Everton are almost certainly through to the semifinal as the wildcard. 6 points from 3 games with a +6 goal differential. The runner-up in Bracket B (Mexico U20 or Dallas Texan U18) will be on 4 points, so they're out. (Eintracht Frankfurt can win the group by beating Mexico U20, but cannot finish in second.) ManU win Bracket A with a point against Tigres. Should they lose and FC Dallas U18 win, FCD would need to make up six goals' difference to win the group. But, as United is on +5 GD so far and losing would drop that tally, that wouldn't make a difference. The only way we don't go through is if United get a point, and FCD win by more than 7, or by 7 while scoring 9 or more.

So, yeah, we're through, and we'll play ManU in the semifinal.


April 05, 2012, 06:35:12 AM
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Cheers for the report.

Think there was also a World Cup not so long ago (1990 IIRC) when some third-place finishers in the group stage made it through to the knockout stage, and others did not. (And it wasn't the WC held in America. :whistle: )

Was a bit of a mess. But nothing so bad as the NHL playoffs, where eighth-place teams often knockoff first-place teams in the first round.

That was 1990, in Italy. There were only six groups of four, so the best four third-place finishers from the groups made the knockout stage. One of those four, Argentina, reached the final. They lost to West Germany, fortunately, as they were a terribly negative team and didn't deserve even getting that far.

April 05, 2012, 06:35:20 AM
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Anyway, they finished second in their group behind the Brazilian side and are awaiting the results of the other groups to see if they progress to the semi-finals. The first place team in each of the three groups automatically goes through and then the second placed team with the most points/highest goal differential goes through as the "wildcard" - only in America.

...and all the World Cups between 1982 and 1994.
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April 05, 2012, 05:09:20 PM
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That was 1990, in Italy. There were only six groups of four, so the best four third-place finishers from the groups made the knockout stage. One of those four, Argentina, reached the final. They lost to West Germany, fortunately, as they were a terribly negative team and didn't deserve even getting that far.

They were a wretched, wretched  lot.
Everton forever.


April 05, 2012, 05:09:32 PM
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That was 1990, in Italy. There were only six groups of four, so the best four third-place finishers from the groups made the knockout stage. One of those four, Argentina, reached the final. They lost to West Germany, fortunately, as they were a terribly negative team and didn't deserve even getting that far.

They were a wretched, wretched  lot.
Everton forever.

April 07, 2012, 03:40:39 AM
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Should be a stream for tonight's match with United. Think it's 2am our time

April 07, 2012, 08:42:16 AM
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No stream only a twitter feed  .. losing 1-0

https://twitter.com/#!/traviskvaal
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April 07, 2012, 10:06:35 AM
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Apparently lost 2-0. They scored in the last minute when we had everyone pushing forward but the keeper.
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