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

See tweets tagged #worldguff https://twitter.com/hashtag/worldguff?src=hash

That game messed with more emotions than Facebook

That game messed with more emotions than Facebook

The new Secretary of Defense
Despite the best American goalkeeping display since Escape to Victory, the dollar finally fell against the Euro.
Tip for the FA
For the next manager – let’s get a German.
Standings going into the Quarters
1 Dan McGrath 103
2 ITS ME dAVEY C 101
3 Tom Ralston 98
4 Keith Pringle 95
5 Tony power 94
6 Paul Weigh 93
7 Darren Hanson 92
8 Dean Robson 90
9= Alejandro 89
9= Andy Young 89
Blah Nik Goodman 88
Blah Paul Dewey 88
Blah Carl 87
Blah Jason Nicholas 87
Blah Martin Borrett 87
Blah Offical worldguff wife® 87
Blah Simon V 87
Blah Caspar 86
Blah Rory 86
Blah simon andrews 86
Blah –I AM GUFFBOT– 85
Blah Bob Steadman 85
Blah Eddie 85
Blah James W 85
Blah Nick Townend 85
Blah Andrew Hartland 84
Blah Eamonn Newell 84
Blah Gordon 84
Blah Joe Williams 84
Blah The white Goat (Claude) 84
Blah Starrman 83
Blah Chris Riddle 82
Blah Gary Jackson 82
Blah Dan Jamieson 81
Blah Darren Gavigan 81
Blah John Timmins 81
Blah Johnny T 81
Blah Jon D 81
Blah Kels 81
Blah Leanne Patterson 81
Blah Stevie A 81
Blah Terry Runham 81
Blah Tim Fiddies 81
Blah Harvey Crook 80
Blah Tom Borrett 80
Blah James Freedman 79
Blah Paul Revy 79
Blah Paul Shaw 77
Blah Andrew Robb 75
Blah Barnesy 75
Blah Jake Clarkson 75
Blah Matt Brooke-Smith 75
Blah Matthew Woodeson 75
Blah Paul Harrington 75
Blah The Yank 75
Blah Tim Blythe 75
Blah David Patterson 74
Blah DK 74
Blah Neil Pringle 74
Blah David Hickson 73
Blah Luca Townend 73
Blah Chris Vallow 72
Blah Fliss 72
Blah jim chambers 72
Blah Victor Cabrera 72
Blah Brian Roberts 71
Blah Chrissieboy 70
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
Umm… Julie 56
Pitch Invader
We do not condone the man who ran onto the pitch. People – the vote is over!
Drawn and quartered

Drawn and quartered

So The Germans meet The French in the last eight
BREAKING
WorldGuff 2014: Cameroon investigates guff-fixing claims
Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of WorldGuffers were involved in prediction-fixing at #WorldGuff.
The African country's guffball federation has instructed its ethics committee to look at allegations of "fraud" in their three group games at Brazil 2014 by "seven bad guffs".
Today's games – how many points?

To get an idea of how many points are up for grabs, here's how many #worldguffers think each team will go out at this stage
 • 5pm Argentina (4) v Switzerland (32)
 • 9pm Belgium(32) v USA (10)
Band Standings
FIRST ITS ME dAVEY C 98
2 Dan McGrath 97
3= Keith Pringle 95
3= Tom Ralston 95
5 Paul Weigh 93
6 Tony power 91
7= Alejandro 89
7= Andy Young 89
7= Darren Hanson 89
10 Nik Goodman 88
BLAH Dean Robson 87
BLAH Jason Nicholas 87
BLAH Offical worldguff wife® 87
BLAH Simon V 87
BLAH Rory 86
BLAH simon andrews 86
BLAH –I AM GUFFBOT– 85
BLAH Paul Dewey 85
BLAH Andrew Hartland 84
BLAH Carl 84
BLAH Eamonn Newell 84
BLAH Joe Williams 84
BLAH Martin Borrett 84
BLAH The white Goat (Claude) 84
BLAH Caspar 83
BLAH Bob Steadman 82
BLAH James W 82
BLAH Nick Townend 82
BLAH Gordon 81
BLAH Stevie A 81
BLAH Terry Runham 81
BLAH Tim Fiddies 81
BLAH Starrman 80
BLAH Tom Borrett 80
BLAH Chris Riddle 79
BLAH Eddie 79
BLAH Gary Jackson 79
BLAH Darren Gavigan 78
BLAH John Timmins 78
BLAH Johnny T 78
BLAH Jon D 78
BLAH Kels 78
BLAH Leanne Patterson 78
BLAH Harvey Crook 77
BLAH Paul Shaw 77
BLAH James Freedman 76
BLAH Paul Revy 76
BLAH Andrew Robb 75
BLAH Barnesy 75
BLAH Dan Jamieson 75
BLAH Jake Clarkson 75
BLAH The Yank 75
BLAH Tim Blythe 75
BLAH David Patterson 74
BLAH DK 74
BLAH Neil Pringle 74
BLAH Chris Vallow 72
BLAH Fliss 72
BLAH Matt Brooke-Smith 72
BLAH Matthew Woodeson 72
BLAH Paul Harrington 72
BLAH Victor Cabrera 72
BLAH Brian Roberts 71
BLAH David Hickson 70
BLAH Luca Townend 70
BLAH jim chambers 69
BLAH Paul 69
BLAH Chrissieboy 67
BLAH Steve Day 64
BLAH Guy Warley 63
BLAH Jeremy Crisp 63
BLAH Kate Williamson 63
BLAH Johnno Nolan 62
BLAH Gary Taylor 61
BLAH Cephas 60
76 Julie 53

You can stop with the pleading emails now

Football, bloody Hellas

Football, bloody Hellas

Greece is not the word

Oh. My. Dog.
Note, the Official WorldGuff Dog® called both games on Sunday. We're open to offers from betting syndicates.

Today's games – how many points are up for grabs?

Here's how many #worldguffers think each team will go out at this stage
 • 5pm The French (34) v Nigeria (33)
 • 9pm The Germans(3) v Algeria (5)
Handstandings
1 Dan McGrath 97
2= ITS ME dAVEY C 95
2= Tom Ralston 95
4 Keith Pringle 92
5= Andy Young 89
5= Darren Hanson 89
7= Nik Goodman 88
7= Tony power 88
9= Dean Robson 87
9= Jason Nicholas 87
9= Paul Weigh 87
9= Simon V 87
13= Alejandro 86
13= simon andrews 86
15 –I AM GUFFBOT– 85
16= Carl 84
16= Joe Williams 84
16= Offical worldguff wife® 84
16= The white Goat (Claude) 84
20 Rory 83
21= James W 82
21= Paul Dewey 82
23= Andrew Hartland 81
23= Eamonn Newell 81
23= Martin Borrett 81
26 Caspar 80
27= Bob Steadman 79
27= Chris Riddle 79
27= Eddie 79
27= Gary Jackson 79
27= Nick Townend 79
32= Darren Gavigan 78
32= Gordon 78
32= Jon D 78
32= Leanne Patterson 78
32= Stevie A 78
32= Terry Runham 78
32= Tim Fiddies 78
39= Harvey Crook 77
39= Starrman 77
39= Tom Borrett 77
42 James Freedman 76
43= Barnesy 75
43= Dan Jamieson 75
43= Jake Clarkson 75
43= John Timmins 75
43= Johnny T 75
43= Kels 75
49= David Patterson 74
49= Paul Shaw 74
51= Paul Revy 73
51= Andrew Robb 72
51= Chris Vallow 72
51= Fliss 72
51= Matt Brooke-Smith 72
51= Matthew Woodeson 72
51= The Yank 72
51= Tim Blythe 72
59= Brian Roberts 71
59= DK 71
59= Neil Pringle 71
62= jim chambers 69
62= Paul Harrington 69
62= Victor Cabrera 69
65= Chrissieboy 67
65= David Hickson 67
65= Luca Townend 67
68 Paul 66
69 Steve Day 64
70= Guy Warley 63
70= Jeremy Crisp 63
70= Kate Williamson 63
73 Gary Taylor 61
74 Cephas 60
75 Johnno Nolan 59
76 Julie 50
So close
#WOOFGUFF

#WOOFGUFF

What a game yesterday!
And no-one had a better view than #worldguff player Dan’s Guff, who was at the game and had this amazing view (and was sat just behind Lionel Messi too.)


Today’s games
This is how many of you thought today’s teams would go out in the second round:
 – Netherlands 21
 – Mexico 37
 – Costa Rica 3
 – Greece 12
But for a real insight, we invited match predictions from the Official WorldGuff Dog®
NEVVERLANS V MEKSIKO

Standings
1= Keith Pringle 92
1= Tom Ralston 92
3 Dan McGrath 91
4 ITS ME dAVEY C 89
5= Nik Goodman 88
5= Tony power 88
7= Andy Young 86
7= Darren Hanson 86
9= Carl 84
9= Jason Nicholas 84
9= Paul Weigh 84
9= Simon V 84
13 Alejandro 83
14 –I AM GUFFBOT– 82
15= Andrew Hartland 81
15= Dean Robson 81
15= Joe Williams 81
15= Offical worldguff wife® 81
19= Caspar 80
19= Rory 80
19= simon andrews 80
22= Bob Steadman 79
22= James W 79
22= Nick Townend 79
22= Paul Dewey 79
26= Jon D 78
26= Martin Borrett 78
26= The white Goat (Claude) 78
29= Starrman 77
29= Tom Borrett 77
31= Chris Riddle 76
31= Eddie 76
31= Gary Jackson 76
34= Dan Jamieson 75
34= Darren Gavigan 75
34= Eamonn Newell 75
34= Gordon 75
34= Jake Clarkson 75
34= Leanne Patterson 75
34= Stevie A 75
34= Terry Runham 75
34= Tim Fiddies 75
43= David Patterson 74
43= Harvey Crook 74
43= Paul Shaw 74
73= James Freedman 73
73= Paul Revy 73
48= Andrew Robb 72
48= Barnesy 72
48= John Timmins 72
48= Johnny T 72
48= Kels 72
48= The Yank 72
54= Brian Roberts 71
54= DK 71
54= Neil Pringle 71
57= Chris Vallow 69
57= Fliss 69
57= jim chambers 69
57= Matt Brooke-Smith 69
57= Matthew Woodeson 69
57= Paul Harrington 69
57= Tim Blythe 69
64= Chrissieboy 67
64= David Hickson 67
66= Paul 66
66= Victor Cabrera 66
68= Luca Townend 64
68= Steve Day 64
70 Jeremy Crisp 63
61 Gary Taylor 61
72= Cephas 60
72= Guy Warley 60
72= Kate Williamson 60
75 Johnno Nolan 59
76 Julie 50
KOSTA REEKA V GREAS