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Division D – Full of Chaos and Uncertainty

  1. Australia
  2. Belarus
  3. Botswania
  4. England
  5. Germany
  6. Greece
  7. Indonesia
  8. Jordan
  9. Lebanon
  10. . Lithuania
  11. . Philippines
  12. . Reunion
  13. . Serbia
  14. . Switzerland
  15.   Thailand
  16. . Turkey
  17. . USA
  18. . Venezuela

I think the USA has to be the favourite.  Germany which came third in the European and England should Q.  England did not do very well in the European Championship but this is a different team. Turkey, Indonesia. Australia will be a contender but this team is different from the team that did so well in Shanghai.  So far I have

1. USA 2. Germany

It is time to consult the Oracle if I can drag him away from reading the soccer news.  The Oracle likes England and Australia but he admits his glasses are foggy.

I head over for an I-Ching reading.  I shake the stones 6 times and come up with this hexagram

This it tells means…

It is a difficult time, since the elements involved are not directly under your control.  If you worry about it you will grow inwardly confused and succumb to chaos and fear.

It does sound ominous and since the elements are not under my control anyway I am boldly going to make my own prediction.

1. USA 2. Germany 3. Turkey 4. Australia

I guess I will work on the seniors next.  Watch for the bridgeblogging contest, coming soon.  You will have a chance to pick the winners yourself and compare with our efforts.


Paul GipsonSeptember 22nd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

USA will clearly dominate and the Germans will qualify with ruthless efficiency.

I know that the English team is pleased with the draw and they should qualify as they will beat the weaker teams well – perhaps even in second place. I expect them to struggle from that point on but you never know where confidence will take you.

The final place is probably between Turkey and Australia. I favour the colonials.

Linda LeeSeptember 23rd, 2008 at 6:01 pm

You are onside with the Oracle. He will be pleased.

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BeckySeptember 23rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Contest details are posted:

Shyam SSeptember 30th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Possible qualifiers:

1. USA

2. Germany

3. England

4. Australia

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