Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Weekly poll results: Assuming Brazil win Group F who will come second?

Time to finish up with the first poll of the blog and start up another.

The question if you've forgotton was:

"Assuming Brazil win Group F who will come second"

All up we had 32 votes and I'm sad to say that by a small margin Croatia is favourite to come second in group F.

The results:

Croatia 18 (55 percent)
Australia 14 (42 percent)
Japan 1 (3 percent)

My thoughts?

Zagreb Kanka started e-mailing her friends to jump onto the site to vote which could well have influenced the vote but at the same time I put a post on a Genclerbirligi website forum about Sir Eski Kanka being in Sabah newspaper (point being that plenty of Turkish Gencler supporters then came to our blog and as the Aussie midfielder Josip Skoko is revered by these guys and girls I wouldn't be surprised if they all voted for Australia.

In other words, I don't have a clue how to interpret the results. Lets just say that in the end it was probably very much like the survey a few years ago when Time Magazine asked its online readers to vote for "person of the century". There were various catagories and the Turks, ingenious as they are, managed to get Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish Republic, on to the top of all the catagories.

Ataturk was a great man, he certainly buggered up us ANZACs at Gallipoli, but was he really "the best singer of the 20th century"?

But who cares whether internet polls are accurate or not. Lets have another. I'm hoping to make this a weekly event and any suggestions for questions are more than welcome (although not from you Sir Eski or Angara).

This week's poll, keeping with the theme of the World Cup:

If there was one team you would like to add to the World Cup which one would it be?

Papua New Guinea


  1. Well, ahem, so, OK, I told you last time I was voting for the Mighty Croatia.

    However, Eski Kanka is not as stupid as he, I am not going to tell you which team I am voting for this time. Hee hee hee, it is my secret !!!

    All the best from Wise Eski Kanka Jim

  2. Anonymous8:01 pm

    Hi there :-)
    I told you that we will win. :-)

    Greetings from Zagreb

  3. Hey! Who has joined me by voting for PNG?