After catchy intro jingle and graphic, as well as a highlight montage...not necessarily in that order, camera pans in at our analysts Safira Fernandez and Kent Davidson, and host Reginald Hodges
Reginald (R): Here we are folks after an exciting day of quidditch, and we are here today to give you a full recap of today's top matches! We had pool play from Pools A and Pool B. With me today are former legends Safira Fernandez and Kent Davidson. Welcome guys!
Safira (S): Great to be on the show! Thanks for having me!
Kent (K): Yes! Truly a pleasure!
R: Glad you're here! So guys, let's start with one of the bigger story lines today, the new nations in the Cup, Russia, Nigeria, and India. What are your guys' thoughts on them?
K: Well looking at Russia, they are a fairly average team in talent, they should hold their own, but with their captain and top player Pavel Ovetchkin at the old age of 32, their future doesn't look to bright, as a youngster might not be as good as him.
S: I agree with you there Kent, Russia looks like they could be competitive against some of the weaker teams, but against a top squad like Northern Ireland, they won't stand a chace, and if you look at that game, Northern Ireland dominated the stat line, and it was only close because it was short. Good technique on the duel from both seekers, but Prowse got the win, and it would have been a suicide snitch anyways.
R: Yes. Let's take a look at the highlights from that match, and move on.
Highlight montage plays
R: Ok. Nigeria is another new team. They also look fairly average, and they played Hungary, and they seemed to do well there.
K: Well they were clearly outclassed in this match, but Igbo Aduku definitely looked like a star seeker out there, tried his hardest and did well in those duels.
S: Igbo Aduku has some great speed and is very alert. At 34 years though, his technique is sloppy for someone with that experience, and I know back when I played I didn't let my technique slide like that. Nigeria will have a new seeker next cup, and I can almost guarantee that!
R: On to the big one, MAJOR CUPSET over defending champs Ireland. For some reason Frederica Johns starts as seeker. That is what lost them the game in my opinion. Johns over Preece, an honor seeker for the Portsmouth Phoenixes, would have won that duel yes?
Kent starts to speak, but Safira cuts him off
S: Preece would have won. Santo is a good seeker, but he isn't at the same level as Preece. Ireland would have won no problem. However, the 6 other players for both teams played well and they definitely kept the game close with some great play.
Highlight montage plays
K: On Ireland yes. Great game from Ireland's beaters, they are looking like the top pair this tourney. Balanced chaser line starts, McIntosh lagging behind the other chasers, but she is young. She will only get better. Keepers were respectable, 50% and 49%, which is about all you can ask of your keeper. Cristóvão Junqueira is the real reason Portugal won. He lead the game in goal % and goals, which takes a lot of skill, and he played extremely well on the defensive side, leading the chasers in interceptions. The beaters and rest of the chasers were sub-par in their performance.
R: Wonder who the next cupsetter will be! France with the big win over Egypt, we all saw that coming
Kent an Safira nod agreement
And the Badg---I mean Spain, and Australia also win. Must be nice chemistry and they all know how to play with each other! They're my favorites to win, but this is the Cup of Nations after all!
Now, for some of the top plays of the day!
Montage with emotional music
Looking ahead now, which group will be the tightest?
S: I think Group A. Northern Ireland, France, and Ireland are all good teams. Ireland looks on form besides a poor manager, but they could take it all.
K: I have to disagree. Group C I think will be tight for that last spot. Good group to watch.
R: Well, we can all agree at least that Group B is clear cut, Spain and Argentina move on for sure. And with that, we will have a word from our sponsors, and the we'll head down to Clarence and Justice for the Pernicio Pregame show for Scotland-Canada! Should be great match, right after this!
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