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World Cup 2010
Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:20 AM
Who do you root for?
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:13 PM
South Africa 125-1
Korea Republic 200-1
New Zealand 2000-1
Côte d'Ivoire 33-1
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Edited by senior octobre, 11 June 2010 - 10:20 AM.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:59 AM
Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:27 AM
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:48 AM
When I show up somewhere to view a match, I'm always wavin' the flag of whoever is providing the drinks. I've got one each for Portugal, Spain, South Africa, France - boo, but their wine's good - and Germany.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:11 AM
Oh. Right. Dammit.
Well, I might as well be neutral. GO SWITZERLAND!!
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 01:46 PM
My choice is Argentina.
Edited by Marco, 21 May 2010 - 02:26 PM.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:29 AM
Do we feel your pain or what. If it's any consolation, Pirata sez that his guys are gonna punish the guilty party. Pledge a donation to a worthy cause!
Oh. Right. Dammit.
Edited by Sancho Panza, 22 May 2010 - 08:03 AM.
Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:07 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:36 AM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:10 PM
The World Cup of Soccer is about to start and it will be a good distraction from baseball and the pathetic Mariners.
Who do you root for?
What did you think of Mexico tonight against England? I thought they were very unlucky and were much the better team in the first half. They passed the ball better, they created much better opportunities and yet still went in 2-1 down mainly because 1) Peter Crouch is a giant and 2) the linesman missed a fairly obvious offside decision. Ok the defending wasn't great, but the performance overall was far better than the last time I saw Mexico play (the last time I saw them play was when Sven Goran Eriksson was the manager). Surely if they pass the ball as well as that they should progress from Group A.
Anyway I managed to get some time off work and some flights, so I'm going to go to South Africa and take in a few games. I'll be supporting France, for family reasons. Algeria, Slovenia and the USA have my support as well.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:52 PM
I see them getting out of the first round as long as they don't take Slovenia and Algeria lightly and are ready to play.
I always like to watch Brazil and Argentina play, but the last couple World Cups have been fairly dominated by European teams.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:28 AM
Even to slightly better than even.
What do you think of USA's chances this year?
At least they are better than last time, when our group included a pre Cup dark horse as well as the eventual champion. We played the latter 1:1 yet did not advance.
Edited by Sancho Panza, 25 May 2010 - 04:46 AM.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:30 AM
England's horse is Gascoigne, aka Gazza, a rough, mercurial character who knew every trick, both high and low. Well midway through the second half, Gazza seizes the ball at midfield, and he's off to the races down the left sideline, Brehme breathing down his neck in hot pursuit. Just before Gazza reaches the corner to strike a cross, Brehme pulls the emergency brakes from behind. Bang. Down goes Gazza, hard, like a sack of cement. Gazza immediately leaps to his feet, and - to the astonishment of millions of spectators - with a big grin on his face turns to offer a handshake to the equally astonished Brehme. Gazza, for all his faults, could take it as well as he dished it out. Respect.
Regulation ends, deservedly, 1:1. Second act, overtime, same as the first, so that we arrive at that last, unfair but most dramatic and tragic of them all, the penalty shoot-out. Some poor soul standing alone at the penalty mark with the crushing weight of an entire nation's hopes on his shoulders will eventually misfire, and as fate would have it, it's Pearce and Waddle for England.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:23 PM
“Today we lost to Russia but don't worry ...... on Tuesday we have a very easy match vs. Korea !!” On that Tuesday, July 19 Italy lost again 1:0, the team went back home with the worst infamy of its history, its coach fired and that TV speaker retired after a glorious career.
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Edited by Marco, 25 May 2010 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:50 PM
What I’m most excited about though, is the Opening Match. The whole world will be watching us and I think any country would love to have that opportunity.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:47 AM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 05:20 AM
Given your allegiences, you've got quite a dilemma in group play.
I'll be supporting France, for family reasons. Algeria, Slovenia and the USA have my support as well.
Do I recall correctly something you posted a few years ago that included a family tie with Italy as well? If not, it wouldn't be the first time that my memory failed.
Sancho: Doc, ya gotta do somthing, I'm losing my memory!
Doc: That's terrible. How long has this been going on?
Sancho: How long has what been going on?
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