The second World Cup of Bad Cardinals has reached the quarter-final knockout stage, and we have the following contests to look forward to. Roche v Gregory, McElroy v Cupich, Marx v Parolin, and Maradiaga v Coccopalmerio. Comparing this with the first World Cup, we have promising newcomers Roche, Gregory and McElroy, displacing Kasper (mostly retired from heresy these days), Danneels (dead) and Tobin (nighty, nighty, Joe!). The other five are old lags, and it will be interesting to see how they cope against the new boys. Results to be posted here as we get them. Arthur Roche 69.0 v Wilton Gregory 31.0. Wilt has been as onboxious as possible recently, but Arthur is clearly a class act too. The English supporters are already crying "The trophy's coming home!"
Arthur Roche 66.4 v Reinhard Marx 33.6
Blase Cupich 72.8 v Francesco Coccopalmerio 27.2
THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF.
Reinhard Marx 63.5 v Francesco Coccopalmerio 36.5
The silver medallist in 2019, Rhino Marx, has to settle for the bronze medal. Cocaine Palmerio takes the 4th
place as he did last time.
Arthur Roche 46.4 v Blase Cupich 53.6
After a hard-fought contest, the 2019 champion, Blase Cupich, wins the gold again, and Arthur Roche has
to settle for the silver medal and the "most promising newcomer" award.