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Thread: WC14 Predictions for player awards

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    You better be bad at predictions.
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    Golden ball (Best player): Messi

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Messi

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): No idea
    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Pogba

    Barcaforum awards

    Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament): Javier Hernandez

    The Poborsky award (a player coming from (relative) obscurity who has a great tournament and gets sold to a European powerhouse for silly money, only to flunk badly there): Aron Jóhannsson (USA)

    Flop of the tournament: No idea

    Betting tips - Higuain scored 9 goals in WCQ without penalties yet he can be had at between 20/1 and 25/1. Messi meanwhile scored 1 more but is at only 8/1. With an easy run to the last 8 one of these 2 have a great chance of picking up the award and Higuain is certainly the value bet.

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    Golden ball (Best player): Ronaldo

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Suarez

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Casillas

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Pogba

    Barcaforum awards

    Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament): Fabregas

    The Poborsky award (a player coming from (relative) obscurity who has a great tournament and gets sold to a European powerhouse for silly money, only to flunk badly there): Bacca

    Flop of the tournament: Diego Costa

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    Golden ball (Best player): LIONEL MESSI

    Golden boot (Top scorer): LIONEL MESSI

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): NEUER

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): POGBA

    Surprise of the tournament: SANCHEZ

    The Poborsky award: SHAQIRI

    Flop of the tournament: RONALDO

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    This list of provisional squads might help folks with this thread:

    http://resources.fifa.com/mm/documen...st_neutral.pdf

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    Golden ball (Best player): Messi

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Higuain

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Casillas

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Pogba

    Surprise of the tournament: Dunno

    The Poborsky award: Dunno

    Flop of the tournament: Ronaldo

    ....Yeah, I suck at this.

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    Golden ball (Best player): Rooney

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Sturridge

    Golden glove (Best goalkeeper): Hart

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Sterling

    Surprise of the tournament: Phil Jones

    The Poborsky award: Phil Jones

    Flop of the tournament: Neymar

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerkeleyBernie View Post
    This list of provisional squads might help folks with this thread:

    http://resources.fifa.com/mm/documen...st_neutral.pdf

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    Golden ball (Best player): Messi
    Golden boot (Top scorer): Messi
    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Neuer
    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Pogba
    Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament): Oxlade, Banega, Cerci
    The Poborsky award: Guarin, Cuadrado
    Flop of the tournament: Ronaldo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursegor View Post
    Golden ball (Best player): Gago

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Fred

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Saint Leaker

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Xavi

    Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament): Messi

    The Poborsky award (a player coming from (relative) obscurity who has a great tournament and gets sold to a European powerhouse for silly money, only to flunk badly there): D. Luiz

    Flop of the tournament: Joachim Löw
    Are you another one of the self-hating Germans?

    Golden ball: Iniesta or Neymar
    Golden boot: Ronaldo
    Golden glove: Does this go to goalie with least goals conceded? If so, Cesar. Else, Buffon.
    Best young player: Varane
    Surprise: Paulinho
    The Poborsky: Paulinho
    Flop: Messi

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    Golden ball (Best player): Lionel Messi

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Gonzalo Higuain

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Iker Cassilas

    Best young player : Thibaut Courtois

    Surprise of the tournament : Jackson Martinez

    The Poborsky award : Maksim Kanunnikov

    Flop of the tournament: Cristiano Ronaldo

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    The official awards

    Golden ball (Best player): D.Luiz

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Skrtel

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Romero

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Thiago Messi

    Barcaforum awards

    Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament): Leo

    The Poborsky award (a player coming from (relative) obscurity who has a great tournament and gets sold to a European powerhouse for silly money, only to flunk badly there): Ronaldo

    Flop of the tournament: Deschampanzee






    The real one:

    The official awards

    Golden ball (Best player): Messi

    Golden boot (Top scorer): Messi

    Gloden glove (Best goalkeeper): Neuer

    Best young player (Under 21 at the beginning of the calender year): Götze

    Barcaforum awards

    Surprise of the tournament (a player that few expected to be one of the stars of the tournament): Rakitic

    The Poborsky award (a player coming from (relative) obscurity who has a great tournament and gets sold to a European powerhouse for silly money, only to flunk badly there): Sardar Azmoon

    Flop of the tournament: Ronaldo
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    Golden ball: Karim Benzema - First World Cup. To me he is no longer Benzemiss and desires to prove himself. I believe he will be extra motivated as well to keep out Remy.
    Golden boot: Karim Benzema
    Golden glove: Neuer - His facial expressions during Bayerns home leg loss to Madrid. Coutois close 2nd even though I don't believe Belguim will go far.
    Best young player: Pogba
    Surprise: Karim Benzema
    The Poborsky: No idea
    Flop: Xavi
    Pass + Passing + Passing
    (16+1+19+19) + (16+1+19+19+ 9+14+7) + (16+1+19+19+9+14+7) = 225
    Xavi + Iniesta + Laudrup
    (24+1+22+9) + (9+14+9+5+19+20+1) + (12+1+21+4+18+21+16) = 226

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    Golden ball: Messi
    Golden boot: Neymar
    Gloden glove: Neuer and I can see Ryan (Australia) amaze many people
    Best young player: Pogba or Lukaku (aren't Courtois, Gotze, Neymar,... all one year too old?)
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    Surprise of the tournament: Witsel
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    where overpaid athletes expect prima donna treatment,
    but there's still something so unifying about sporting in its purest form
    -- when athletes rise above themselves and touch greatness,
    and in doing so remind us all that we all have greatness inside of us.