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Do you think it's obvious which payers and teams will have an impact in the World Cup kicking off today? Perception can really cloud the truth about a situation, particularly in sport. Two seasons ago Chelsea fans would have said French international Florent Malouda got off to a slow start at the club, that he was a weak link …

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IT Angle

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

The problem wiv England is they always try and walk it, dunney?

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What!

Is it Sunday already!

Must lay of the beer.

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Anonymous Coward

Don't forget..

It's a game of two halves, and it only takes a second to score a goal.

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WTF?

Hmmm

I don't know soccer and I'm not English but I think there are a few dodgy premises in those statistics, mainly around the squad selection variables. It's entirely possible some players don't seem to make a difference to the outcome when they're absent because they're only dropped from games where the manager thinks their skills aren't needed.

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ElReg channelling 538

Are you Nate Silver in disguise?

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