World Cup: Maraotter: I am a football Jedi

Last updated 09:39 21/06/2014
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Diego Maraotter and his WAG predict the winner of the Switzerland vs France World Cup match.

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Maraotter, Maraotter, Maraotter...

The chant went up around Wellington Zoo this morning as our leading football pundit claimed another win, following France's demolition of Switzerland.

A tiny, clenched paw was raised in recognition;  a knowing glance given to supporters.

Yes, football writers Tony Smith and Sam Worthington also plumped for France but Diego Maraotter now leads them 6-5 in our picks competition.

That's 6 from 9 and with the play offs in mind Maraotter today said he was calling a temporary halt to the competition.

Strategic brilliance or bravado gone mad? 

Maraotter said it was definitely the former.

"I have got those two just where I want them - losing.

"But it is now time to focus on the squeaky bum part of the competition."

Maraotter said he would spend the next week watching and re-watching matches 24/7 to make sure his mind was as sharp as his teeth.

"Come the playoffs they will see the full force of my powers. I am the Jedi of football.

"It will be a winter of discontent for them..."

Smith and Worthington couldn't be reached for comment this morning.

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