And the winner is…

And the winner is…

• • • CONGUFFULATIONS TOM RALSTON • • •
The final table
Sorted first by points and then by nearness to time of first goal in final
1 Tom Ralston 104
2 Dan McGrath 103
3 ITS ME dAVEY C 101
4 Paul Weigh 99
5 Keith Pringle 98
6 Darren Hanson 98
7 Nik Goodman 97
8 Dean Robson 96
9 Kels 96
10 simon andrews 95
11 Alejandro 95
12 Starrman 95
13 Bob Steadman 94
14 Tony power 94
15 Jason Nicholas 93
16 Gordon 93
17 Simon V 93
18 Carl 93
19 Martin Borrett 93
20 Andy Young 92
21 Eddie 91
22 Gary Jackson 91
23 Paul Dewey 91
24 James W 91
25 Nick Townend 91
26 Dan Jamieson 90
27 Tim Fiddies 90
28 Darren Gavigan 90
29 Eamonn Newell 90
30 John Timmins 90
31 Offical worldguff wife® 90
32 Rory 89
33 Caspar 89
34 –I AM GUFFBOT– 88
35 Andrew Hartland 87
36 Stevie A 87
37 Joe Williams 87
38 The white Goat (Claude) 87
39 Tom Borrett 86
40 Paul Shaw 86
41 Luca Townend 85
42 Chris Riddle 85
43 Matt Brooke-Smith 84
44 The Yank 84
45 Andrew Robb 84
46 Leanne Patterson 84
47 Terry Runham 84
48 Harvey Crook 83
49 James Freedman 82
50 Jon D 81
51 Barnesy 81
52 Johnny T 81
53 Paul Harrington 81
54 Victor Cabrera 81
55 DK 80
56 David Hickson 79
57 Paul Revy 79
58 Jake Clarkson 78
59 Neil Pringle 77
60 David Patterson 77
61 Chrissieboy 76
62 Chris Vallow 75
63 Matthew Woodeson 75
64 Tim Blythe 75
65 Guy Warley 75
66 jim chambers 72
67 Paul 72
68 Fliss 72
69 Brian Roberts 71
70 Johnno Nolan 68
71 Steve Day 67
72 Kate Williamson 66
73 Jeremy Crisp 66
74 Gary Taylor 64
75 Cephas 63
76 Julie 62
Excel-lent
Some nosey parker has submitted a Freedom of Guff Information request, so we here at the usually secretive WorldGuff Towers are pulling back our data curtains. See all the entries here
That's all folks
See you in two years

Final weekend preview

Final weekend preview

Poor old Brazil
If only there was a German word for enjoying someone else's misfortune

Argentina injury worries
Zalabeta are you better, are you well, well, well?
Standings
#worldguff industries have teasing and suspense as core corporate values, so we are concealing the points. But these are the top 10 guffers, in rank order, going into the final game…
Guffer Points
Dan McGrath ???
ITS ME dAVEY C ???
Tom Ralston ???
Keith Pringle ???
Dean Robson ???
Paul Weigh ???
Alejandro ???
Darren Hanson ???
Nik Goodman ???
Tony power ???
That German Midfield, yesterday
We answer the BIG questions
Semi-famous

Semi-famous

Everyone loves a semi 
But who will prevail? Who has the strength and ruthless streak to win this brutal Guff of Thrones?

Today we look at some of the GUFF ELITE. These hard-boiled guerrillas of guff are sitting cockily in the finely upholstered, dodo-skinned seats at the worldguff top table.
Wipe your feet and watch your mouth, for we are in the presence of greatness. Who are these people? What are their secrets? And no, you can't touch them. 
The contenders
Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of guff
Yorkshire Special: guest edited by Geoff Boycott

Yorkshire Special: guest edited by Geoff Boycott

NOW SIT DOWN AND LISTEN TO ME

YOU'VE ALL GONE SOFT. MY OLD MUM COULD GET MORE POINTS THAN YOU LOT. IT'S WHAT I CALL PATHETIC.
YOU'VE JUST GOT TO KEEP BANGIN' IT DOWN THE GUFF OF UNCERTAINTY.
DIG IN!
1 Dan McGrath 103
2 ITS ME dAVEY C 101
3 Keith Pringle 98
4 Tom Ralston 98
5= Dean Robson 96
5= Paul Weigh 96
7 Darren Hanson 95
8= Nik Goodman 94
8= Tony power 94
10 Alejandro 92
11 Paul Dewey 91
12= Carl 90
12= Eamonn Newell 90
12= Gordon 90
12= Jason Nicholas 90
12= Kels 90
12= Martin Borrett 90
12= Offical worldguff wife® 90
12= Simon V 90
20= Andy Young 89
20= Caspar 89
20= Rory 89
20= simon andrews 89
24= Bob Steadman 88
24= Eddie 88
24= James W 88
24= Nick Townend 88
28= Andrew Hartland 87
28= Darren Gavigan 87
28= Joe Williams 87
31= Starrman 86
31= Tom Borrett 86
33= –I AM GUFFBOT– 85
33= Chris Riddle 85
33= Gary Jackson 85
36= Dan Jamieson 84
36= John Timmins 84
36= Leanne Patterson 84
36= Stevie A 84
36= Terry Runham 84
36= The white Goat (Claude) 84
36= Tim Fiddies 84
43= Harvey Crook 83
44 Luca Townend 82
45= Andrew Robb 81
45= Johnny T 81
45= Jon D 81
45= The Yank 81
49 Paul Shaw 80
50= David Hickson 79
50= James Freedman 79
50= Paul Revy 79
53= Barnesy 78
53= Matt Brooke-Smith 78
53= Paul Harrington 78
53= Victor Cabrera 78
57= David Patterson 77
57= DK 77
59= Chris Vallow 75
59= Jake Clarkson 75
59= Matthew Woodeson 75
59= Tim Blythe 75
63 Neil Pringle 74
64 Chrissieboy 73
65= Fliss 72
65= jim chambers 72
65= Paul 72
68 Brian Roberts 71
69 Kate Williamson 66
70 Johnno Nolan 65
71 Steve Day 64
72 Cephas 63
72 Guy Warley 63
72 Jeremy Crisp 63
75 Gary Taylor 61
76 Julie 59
I'VE NEVER LIKED THE DUTCH. VERY SOFT. THEY'RE NO GOOD AT CRICKET, UNSPORTING IN PENALTY SHOOT-OUTS AND THEY'VE NICKED BLACKPOOL'S KIT. 
I DO LIKE THAT KATY PERRY, THOUGH.

Le Grand Départ

Le Grand Départ

Au revoir
The French shuffled out of the tournament with a indifferent shrug of a performance. It did little to dispel images of primates with white flags and camembert.
Track standings
1 Dan McGrath 103
2 ITS ME dAVEY C 101
3= Keith Pringle 98
3= Tom Ralston 98
5 Darren Hanson 95
6 Tony power 94
7= Dean Robson 93
7= Paul Weigh 93
9 Alejandro 92
10 Nik Goodman 91
11= Martin Borrett 90
11= Offical worldguff wife® 90
11= Simon V 90
14= Andy Young 89
14= Caspar 89
14= Rory 89
14= simon andrews 89
blah Bob Steadman 88
blah Eddie 88
blah Nick Townend 88
blah Paul Dewey 88
blah Carl 87
blah Eamonn Newell 87
blah Gordon 87
blah Jason Nicholas 87
blah Joe Williams 87
blah Kels 87
blah –I AM GUFFBOT– 85
blah Chris Riddle 85
blah Gary Jackson 85
blah James W 85
blah Andrew Hartland 84
blah Dan Jamieson 84
blah Darren Gavigan 84
blah Leanne Patterson 84
blah Stevie A 84
blah Terry Runham 84
blah The white Goat (Claude) 84
blah Harvey Crook 83
blah Starrman 83
blah Tom Borrett 83
blah John Timmins 81
blah Johnny T 81
blah Jon D 81
blah Tim Fiddies 81
blah James Freedman 79
blah Luca Townend 79
blah Paul Revy 79
blah Andrew Robb 78
blah Matt Brooke-Smith 78
blah Paul Harrington 78
blah The Yank 78
blah Victor Cabrera 78
blah Paul Shaw 77
blah David Hickson 76
blah Barnesy 75
blah Chris Vallow 75
blah Jake Clarkson 75
blah Matthew Woodeson 75
blah Tim Blythe 75
blah David Patterson 74
blah DK 74
blah Neil Pringle 74
blah Chrissieboy 73
blah Fliss 72
blah jim chambers 72
blah Brian Roberts 71
blah Paul 69
blah Kate Williamson 66
blah Johnno Nolan 65
blah Steve Day 64
blah Cephas 63
blah Guy Warley 63
blah Jeremy Crisp 63
blah Gary Taylor 61
76 Julie 59
Tweet of the night
@paulxharris "Is this World Cup going to be the one where we fell back in love with football but out of love with the Brazil team?"
Invertebrate of the night
Even the locusts were biased against Colombia

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