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someotherguy



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,12:42   

USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,12:46   

You should check the John Oliver segment of yesterday's Daily Show...

EDIT: linky

And France will suck, as always!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,13:09   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 12 2010,12:46)
You should check the John Oliver segment of yesterday's Daily Show...

EDIT: linky

And France will suck, as always!

oh god, that was brilliant!  Thanks!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,14:23   

Is "worldcup" that the game where little men in shorts run back and forth alot without ever doing anything interesting?

The one with the drunks puking in the stands and then killing someone?

I have heard about it.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,14:35   

I've got no patriotism for you, but I can manage childish taunts.

Soccer is a game for 22 or so overpaid bottom dwelling scumbags who think that kicking an inflated bladder about a field somehow entitles them to the entirely unwarranted adulation that the simpering hoardes of fuckwitted slatterns and slackjaws bestow upon them.

In other words, it's not a real sport like rugby. So fuck them, and all who sail in them.

However, we will not be talking about the rugby because some upstart nation of abo bothering convicts has tucked up dear old England again. The fuckers.

Good thing I'm not bitter.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,16:05   

Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour. To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience! :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,16:06   

Quote (tsig @ June 12 2010,22:05)
Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour. To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience! :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe  if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,16:11   

Quote (Louis @ June 12 2010,22:06)
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour. To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience! :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,17:07   

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Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour. To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience! :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

No, you beat us in the rugby recently. Your punishment is to stay until at least the semi finals.

And you have to watch the matches. All of them. Even the obscure ones.

Louis

ETA: Anyway, your lot won the damn thing in 1998, which is at least in recent memory. The last time our shower of overrated cockends managed to lift the trophy was 1966 and they still won't shut up about 44 years later.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,17:35   

Quote (Louis @ June 12 2010,23:07)
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Quote (Louis @ June 12 2010,22:06)
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour. To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience! :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

No, you beat us in the rugby recently. Your punishment is to stay until at least the semi finals.

And you have to watch the matches. All of them. Even the obscure ones.

Louis

I can understand you guys. If I were French or British I wouldn't enjoy watching the world cup, either.






How's that for a childish taunt?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,17:43   

Speaking as a newly-naturalized Yankee colonist I have to say do find it hard to open the eyes of the locals - brought up on a diet of Armored Rugby and rounders - to the finer points of the Beautiful Game.

Rugby itself, of course, is a sort of brawl concocted by a bunch of public school yahoos who were too inbred to be able kick a ball and run with it at the same time. "Oh, I say!  Just pick up the dashed thing!  Haw, haw, haw!"

Under the circs, a one-all draw is a result even if the keeper gifted the Yanks a goal.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:22   

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After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.


Not to mention the English goalkeeper ...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:23   

And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:43   

BWA HA HA! :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:44   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

"Teh ball was wet and slippery." (Oops. Should be setting an example here...) :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,20:19   

Quote (Kristine @ June 12 2010,18:44)
Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

"Teh ball was wet and slippery." (Oops. Should be setting an example here...) :p

But it's hard to drop a post...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,20:27   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

So you're saying that Rugby players - armored or otherwise - are wankers but soccer players aren't? :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,20:30   

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After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.


Not to mention the English goalkeeper ...

Hey!  What are you complaining about?  He's the reason the Yanks have a goal.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,02:13   

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USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour. To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience! :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

No, you beat us in the rugby recently. Your punishment is to stay until at least the semi finals.

And you have to watch the matches. All of them. Even the obscure ones.

Louis

I can understand you guys. If I were French or British I wouldn't enjoy watching the world cup, either.






How's that for a childish taunt?

Spot on you win one internet and a go on Arden.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,02:15   

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BWA HA HA! :p

Made me laugh too.

Fingers crossed we lose a couple and get booted out at the group stages. I can't abide the chirpy delusional optimism that infects the nation at World Cup time. It's positively unBritish.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,02:31   

Quote (1of63 @ June 13 2010,02:27)
Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

So you're saying that Rugby players - armored or otherwise - are wankers but soccer players aren't? :p

Yes. I mean no. I mean....

....Sod it. I'm off to the pub.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,04:29   

Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy4mK0my04E

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,04:48   

Quote (1of63 @ June 12 2010,17:43)
Speaking as a newly-naturalized Yankee colonist I have to say do find it hard to open the eyes of the locals - brought up on a diet of Armored Rugby and rounders - to the finer points of the Beautiful Game.

Rugby itself, of course, is a sort of brawl concocted by a bunch of public school yahoos who were too inbred to be able kick a ball and run with it at the same time. "Oh, I say! Just pick up the dashed thing! Haw, haw, haw!"

Under the circs, a one-all draw is a result even if the keeper gifted the Yanks a goal.

I wisely ignore all the other comments and declare that 1of63 accurately catches the essence of the Rugby vs. Football controversy. Carrying an oblong, unkickable object around, football?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,04:56   

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[SNIP]

Rugby itself, of course, is a sort of brawl concocted by a bunch of public school yahoos who were too inbred to be able kick a ball and run with it at the same time. "Oh, I say! Just pick up the dashed thing! Haw, haw, haw!"

[SNIP]

I missed this earlier.

I beg to differ. We're not inbred. Other than that...carry on.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,06:44   

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Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

Oh, we're aware of it. It even made the Daily Show, as SD mentioned above.

Soccer/Football is just not high on our sports hierarchy. It has gained some popularity, but it still ranks down on the list. If a miracle occurred and the US team made the finals I think it would generate a lot of excitement.

Right now we are in the midst of the NBA finals. My Celtics are playing the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in game 5.

BEAT LA! BEAT LA! BEAT LA!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,06:57   

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Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

True story. Four years ago, I was managing the transfer of several production lines out of a factory in Monterrey, Mexico. I had a status conference call scheduled to overlap with one of the Mexican team's World Cup games. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that the call needed to end early. No ifs, ands, or buts. It did and I even watched a little of the game.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,06:57   

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[SNIP]

Soccer/Football is just not high on our sports hierarchy. It has gained some popularity, but it still ranks down on the list.

[SNIP]

One thing the Americans have got spectacularly right.

Louis

ETA: My ranking runs thusly: ....scrofula, soccer, scabes....

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,07:01   

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[SNIP]

...I even watched a little of the game.

Your pain. I feels it.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,07:38   

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I even watched a little of the game


Really, you lot need educating about the beautiful game, you really do.

although we did'ne qualify this time, we've had our fair share of triumphs. 1982 in particular when we beat the mighty Spain and eventually got to the quarter finals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1085nzrIeIU

We've even beaten England on the odd occasion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpD5SlNs2Ac&feature=related


and Norn Iron did produce one of the best footballers (not saccer players) of all time:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4380332.stm

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Best, who was admitted eight weeks ago with flu-like symptoms, died at 1255 GMT. London's Cromwell Hospital said it ended "a long and very valiant fight".

Son Calum, 24, who had kept a bedside vigil, said: "Not only have I lost my Dad... we've all lost a wonderful man."

The ex-Manchester United and Northern Ireland star is to be buried in Belfast beside his mother, Ann, late next week.

Best's father Dickie, 87, who was among relatives at his bedside overnight, asked for the family to be left to grieve in peace.


He died far too young:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAaNUVKWBmM&NR=1

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,08:02   

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I even watched a little of the game


Really, you lot need educating about the beautiful game, you really do.

I actually played youth soccer back in the early to mid-1970s, right when it was starting up in earnest here in the United States.  I wasn't very good at it and, after 6 years, switched over to Little League baseball.....only to find out I wasn't very good at that either.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,08:38   

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and Norn Iron did produce one of the best footballers (not saccer players) of all time:

No question.  One of the best ever and one of the few British players who was just exciting and beautiful to watch.  Gazza was another at his best.

Too many British strikers seem to find themselves in front of goal and get over-excited.  They take a wild swing at the ball and it either soars harmlessly over the bar or, if they manage to keep it low, drive it straight into the arms of the keeper.  This is unlike Continental or South American players who seem to be able to rifle in shots with pinpoint accuracy from any angle or distance with effortless ease.  The bastards!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,10:31   

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I even watched a little of the game
Really, you lot need educating about the beautiful game, you really do.
I actually played youth soccer back in the early to mid-1970s, right when it was starting up in earnest here in the United States. I wasn't very good at it and, after 6 years, switched over to Little League baseball.....only to find out I wasn't very good at that either.
I tried it too, save that I spouted off how some players, that was the first time I ever played soccer/futball/whatever, got special treatment. They're the ones who'd been playing it all their lives and could sprint much faster than I.

I told the coach, an English transplant, to his face and in front of other parents that he did play favorites. I was off the team for being "too disruptive". I guess that was the "AYSO" way of finding a way around the "everyone plays" BS of the time.

Hated "soccer" ever since.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,13:01   

Any Germans or Australians here who want to get in a little pre-game trash-talking?  

Also, all you haters can go suck it.  I don't even like sports that much but the World Cup is just fucking awesome!   :D

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,14:53   

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Quote (Peter Henderson @ June 13 2010,05:29)
Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

Oh, we're aware of it. It even made the Daily Show, as SD mentioned above.

Soccer/Football is just not high on our sports hierarchy. It has gained some popularity, but it still ranks down on the list. If a miracle occurred and the US team made the finals I think it would generate a lot of excitement.

Right now we are in the midst of the NBA finals. My Celtics are playing the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in game 5.

BEAT LA! BEAT LA! BEAT LA!

Speaking of, who's the first knob who decided to pronounce it "Seltiks", anyway?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,15:16   

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Any Germans or Australians here who want to get in a little pre-game trash-talking?

Also, all you haters can go suck it. I don't even like sports that much but the World Cup is just fucking awesome! :D

Do we actually have to suck it? Or can we merely acknowledge that this is intersportfan banter?

And that soccer is a crap game watched and supported by people who deserve to be on the wrong end of a genocide, obviously.*

Louis

*Any and all hyperbole is for the sake of comedy only. Actual genocide my not be as shown.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,15:35   

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And that soccer is a crap game watched and supported by people who deserve to be on the wrong end of a genocide, obviously.*

Louis

*Any and all hyperbole is for the sake of comedy only. Actual genocide my not be as shown.
Genocide is too good for them.

They'll be forced to watch Sarah Palin answer science critics without the assistance of cards, written answers on her hand or a tele-prompter while in the company of rabid Tea Party voters.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,18:06   

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And that soccer is a crap game watched and supported by people who deserve to be on the wrong end of a genocide, obviously.*

Louis

*Any and all hyperbole is for the sake of comedy only. Actual genocide my not be as shown.
Genocide is too good for them.

They'll be forced to watch Sarah Palin answer science critics without the assistance of cards, written answers on her hand or a tele-prompter while in the company of rabid Tea Party voters.

Oh now that's just too cruel. Especially if you made them wear a Dembski sweater and kiss Denyse O'Leary whilst being lectured by Dave Scot.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,18:35   

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Quote (FrankH @ June 13 2010,21:35)
Quote (Louis @ June 13 2010,15:16)
And that soccer is a crap game watched and supported by people who deserve to be on the wrong end of a genocide, obviously.*

Louis

*Any and all hyperbole is for the sake of comedy only. Actual genocide my not be as shown.
Genocide is too good for them.

They'll be forced to watch Sarah Palin answer science critics without the assistance of cards, written answers on her hand or a tele-prompter while in the company of rabid Tea Party voters.

Oh now that's just too cruel. Especially if you made them wear a Dembski sweater and kiss Denyse O'Leary whilst being lectured by Dave Scot.

Louis

Or worse, they could be forced to watch an American football game.

Shudder.


BTW, Germany - Australia 4:0
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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,18:50   

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Or worse, they could be forced to watch an American football game.

Always struck me as a good metaphor for punk-eek: bursts of rapid activity interspersed with long periods of not much happening at all.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,19:50   

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Under the circs, a one-all draw is a result even if the keeper gifted the Yanks a goal.


I felt the wind came out of the sails a bit when Milner got booked and Capello inserted Shaun Wright-Phillips. I have no ill will toward SWP (except that he's a shadow of the threat Lennon poses on the other side), but that forced Gerrard back into the holding midfield spot instead of attacking (which would have given that American defense fits, as I had hoped the goal in the fourth minute was merely a preview). Lampard had one flash of quality, but was otherwise dismal (that free kick was wretched), and I think he'd fare better with Stevie moving up anyway. Here's hoping Barry is fit soon.

The back line is a bit spotty. Johnson did well pushing up the wing, Terry was solid, but though I'm biased as a 'Pool supporter*-- Carragher just doesn't have the pace to keep up with some of the strikers England will face beyond the group stage.

Rooney wasn't awful, but apart from him, they don't look terribly frightening in the attacking third.

The goalkeeping was obviously dreadful. Fuck Everton-- that goes without saying-- but Howard is miles better than anything England could put in goal. It's a miracle West Ham didn't drop if that's any indication of Green's true quality.

Nonetheless, should be an easy six from Slovenia and Algeria, and it'll depend on who they draw in the next round. If they play like they did on Saturday, they won't beat anyone else.

*Yes, I'm an American, but fuck US Soccer. YNWA.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,21:24   

Quote (SoonerintheBluegrass @ June 13 2010,19:50)
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Under the circs, a one-all draw is a result even if the keeper gifted the Yanks a goal.


I felt the wind came out of the sails a bit when Milner got booked and Capello inserted Shaun Wright-Phillips. I have no ill will toward SWP (except that he's a shadow of the threat Lennon poses on the other side), but that forced Gerrard back into the holding midfield spot instead of attacking (which would have given that American defense fits, as I had hoped the goal in the fourth minute was merely a preview). Lampard had one flash of quality, but was otherwise dismal (that free kick was wretched), and I think he'd fare better with Stevie moving up anyway. Here's hoping Barry is fit soon.

The back line is a bit spotty. Johnson did well pushing up the wing, Terry was solid, but though I'm biased as a 'Pool supporter*-- Carragher just doesn't have the pace to keep up with some of the strikers England will face beyond the group stage.

Rooney wasn't awful, but apart from him, they don't look terribly frightening in the attacking third.

The goalkeeping was obviously dreadful. Fuck Everton-- that goes without saying-- but Howard is miles better than anything England could put in goal. It's a miracle West Ham didn't drop if that's any indication of Green's true quality.

Nonetheless, should be an easy six from Slovenia and Algeria, and it'll depend on who they draw in the next round. If they play like they did on Saturday, they won't beat anyone else.

*Yes, I'm an American, but fuck US Soccer. YNWA.

when you walk, through a storm...

YNWA.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,21:28   

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Speaking of, who's the first knob who decided to pronounce it "Seltiks", anyway?

Beats the hell outta me. I just live here. Don't ask me to explain this crazy place. :D

I was living in Germany in 1990 when they won the World Cup.
I admit I did come down with a bit of World Cup Fever.
I got better though.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,01:21   

I have to say that I've never understood the appeal of football.... but this explains quite a lot.
:D

I'm grateful to now be living in Australia where the coverage isn't as excessive (and inevitably whingy) as the UK (shudder).

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,10:40   

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Or worse, they could be forced to watch an American football game.


Well, I can't understand American football at all. I've been told it's something similar to Rugby League but all that padding ??????

Still, it was quite popular over here a while ago.

We've a good Ice Hockey team now:

http://www.belfastgiants.com/

But they're mostly American. It's strange listening to Americans with semi belfast accents, though not the same as Graham McDowell.

http://www.graememcdowell.com/index.p....emid=96

It's not quite the same the other way around.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,11:51   

This is just too good - replays of the goals in Lego.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,12:42   

CBS's take on the England-USA match:
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.


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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,15:30   

Quote (keiths @ June 14 2010,18:42)
CBS's take on the England-USA match:
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,15:36   

Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:30)
Quote (keiths @ June 14 2010,18:42)
CBS's take on the England-USA match:
 
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

I thought we were talking about football/soccer?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,15:48   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 14 2010,21:36)
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Quote (keiths @ June 14 2010,18:42)
CBS's take on the England-USA match:
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

I thought we were talking about football/soccer?

We were.

If it were parliament it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,16:45   

Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:48)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 14 2010,21:36)
 
Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:30)
Quote (keiths @ June 14 2010,18:42)
CBS's take on the England-USA match:
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

I thought we were talking about football/soccer?

We were.

If it were parliament it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

Louis

Because Science knows no boundaries, and because we here is all about Internationalism, and in the interest of International harmony and relations,

I Fixed That For You...

If it were parliament and or the U.S. Congress, it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,16:53   

Quote (JLT @ June 14 2010,00:35)
Or worse, they could be forced to watch an American football game.

I guess I'm showing my juropeean ignorance here, but when you say american football, do you mean handegg?



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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,17:40   

No allusions to Terry Pratchett's latest book yet?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,17:46   

Quote (dnmlthr @ June 14 2010,22:53)
 
Quote (JLT @ June 14 2010,00:35)
Or worse, they could be forced to watch an American football game.

I guess I'm showing my juropeean ignorance here, but when you say american football, do you mean handegg?


LOL. Clearly, I meant to say American handegg, sorry.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,18:14   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 14 2010,17:45)
Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:48)
 
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 14 2010,21:36)
Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:30)
 
Quote (keiths @ June 14 2010,18:42)
CBS's take on the England-USA match:
 
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

I thought we were talking about football/soccer?

We were.

If it were parliament it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

Louis

Because Science knows no boundaries, and because we here is all about Internationalism, and in the interest of International harmony and relations,

I Fixed That For You...

If it were parliament and or the U.S. Congress, it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

I don't think there are any testicles to kick in the US Congress, on either side of the aisle.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,19:28   

Quote (ppb @ June 14 2010,18:14)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 14 2010,17:45)
Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:48)
Quote (carlsonjok @ June 14 2010,21:36)
 
Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:30)
Quote (keiths @ June 14 2010,18:42)
CBS's take on the England-USA match:
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

I thought we were talking about football/soccer?

We were.

If it were parliament it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

Louis

Because Science knows no boundaries, and because we here is all about Internationalism, and in the interest of International harmony and relations,

I Fixed That For You...

If it were parliament and or the U.S. Congress, it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

I don't think there are any testicles to kick in the US Congress, on either side of the aisle.

damn good point!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,19:50   

har.

testicles 1, united snakes congress 0


the problem with the currently running "athletic" event, The Girl Cup, is that in the United Snakes, for decades, it was only played by high school girls.  

and there's not enough scoring.  

both my chirrens played soccer and some of us more enlightened (from georgia?) parents decided that you could add some serious excitement and high scoring if you simply eliminated that damn "off sides" thingee.

introduce a fast break, the long bomb, the homerun kinda excitement to a dull, boring, furrin game.

we want to see some: UKwimps 19, USnakes 21,
kinda scores.  

1 to 0 victories are like baseball.  might be amusing to play in the game but watching that crap is mind numbing.

and as for those of you who sneer at amerikan football, it's guarant-damn-teed that a foot will touch a ball at least twice a game.  at the beginning of each half.

you should also remember that the game was changed in the early part of the 20th century because it killed too many people with the manner it was played back then.

now where did i leave my beer....

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 14 2010,20:01   

From Headline News*:

Soccer announces that it is officially gay

Soccer Is Officially Gay



* Headline news at The Onion

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,01:33   

Quote (Dr.GH @ June 14 2010,23:40)
No allusions to Terry Pratchett's latest book yet?

Unseen Academicals?

At first I was a bit apprehensive about Pratchett writing a book on football, but it turned out to be very enjoyable (especialy since the Ankh-Morpork version of football is somewhere between rugby and a game of soule).

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,05:28   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 15 2010,01:28)
Quote (ppb @ June 14 2010,18:14)
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Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:48)
 
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Quote (Louis @ June 14 2010,15:30)
 
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CBS's take on the England-USA match:
 
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The England soccer team has always enjoyed a special relationship between its face and a covering of yolk.

Or between its behind and someone else's hobnailed boot.

I thought we were talking about football/soccer?

We were.

If it were parliament it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

Louis

Because Science knows no boundaries, and because we here is all about Internationalism, and in the interest of International harmony and relations,

I Fixed That For You...

If it were parliament and or the U.S. Congress, it would be between the hobnailed boot and their testicles.

I don't think there are any testicles to kick in the US Congress, on either side of the aisle.

damn good point!

Indeed it is. When I said testicles and hobnailed boot however, I wasn't refering to the metaphorical testicles of decisiveness, courage and action, all of which are lacking in parliament too. I meant the real testicles of some members of parliament who like to have the crushed under he hobnailed boot of a well paid prostitute during a session of sadomasochistic cock and ball torture.

You can say what you like about our politicians' principles but they are undeniably capable of a good sex scandal. Some of them even have wide stances too....or better, secret partners getting their rent paid. Some of them even go looking for badgers. Gawd bless 'em.

ENGERLUND ENGERLUND ENGERLUND.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,06:34   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....ure=sub

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,07:46   

John Oliver and Jon Stewart discuss the U S - England tie.*

Also, you can check out alternate endings.

US - England Tie


* I apologize in advance for the advert at the beginning - I didn't know how to cut it out.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,09:00   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 15 2010,13:46)
John Oliver and Jon Stewart discuss the U S - England tie.*

Also, you can check out alternate endings.

US - England Tie


* I apologize in advance for the advert at the beginning - I didn't know how to cut it out.

Don't apologize, you can't skip it. In France, though, we don't have the commercial. But when I'm in the UK with Alicja, I'm not even allowed to watch the clips.

And since 2 days ago (and my new laptop), I get an error #2046 when trying to see videos on the daily show website.

I'm on windows 7 (64bits), using Firefox and the ever-crappy Adobe Flash plugin.

Anyone got any idea how it could be fixed? I need my Daily Show and Colbert Report!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,15:33   

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you should also remember that the game was changed in the early part of the 20th century because it killed too many people with the manner it was played back then.


They only did it because President Teddy Roosevelt threatened to outlaw the game if it weren't made safer.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,16:52   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 15 2010,09:00)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 15 2010,13:46)
John Oliver and Jon Stewart discuss the U S - England tie.*

Also, you can check out alternate endings.

US - England Tie


* I apologize in advance for the advert at the beginning - I didn't know how to cut it out.

Don't apologize, you can't skip it. In France, though, we don't have the commercial. But when I'm in the UK with Alicja, I'm not even allowed to watch the clips.

And since 2 days ago (and my new laptop), I get an error #2046 when trying to see videos on the daily show website.

I'm on windows 7 (64bits), using Firefox and the ever-crappy Adobe Flash plugin.

Anyone got any idea how it could be fixed? I need my Daily Show and Colbert Report!

Ouch! Wish i could help... pm richardthughes, he's both a soccer wank and a computer boffin. On the downside, he is English. (but okay despite that)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,18:22   

Also, American Football is actually a Canadian import ...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2010,18:49   

Soccer officially announces it is gay

ET remove pointless block quote.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,01:58   

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Also, American Football is actually a Canadian import ...

then enwimpened: smaller field and an extra down.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,09:40   

OKAY SHUT UP AND LISTEN CAUSE IM TALKIN

5 THINGS THAT MAKE TEH WORLD CUP RUBBISH

1. VUVUZULEA
2. JUBILANI
3. 4-5-1 SNOOZE FESTS
5. INABILITY OF OFFICIALS TO CORRECTLY COUNT EXTRA TIEM MINUTES.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,10:28   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 16 2010,09:40)
OKAY SHUT UP AND LISTEN CAUSE IM TALKIN

5 THINGS THAT MAKE TEH WORLD CUP RUBBISH

1. VUVUZULEA
2. JUBILANI
3. 4-5-1 SNOOZE FESTS
5. INABILITY OF OFFICIALS TO CORRECTLY COUNT EXTRA TIEM MINUTES.

6.  SOCCER PLAYERZ FAKING BROKEN LEGS, THEN RUNNING AROUND 5 MINUTES LATER.

FTFY!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,11:13   

LOL, Switzerland beats favourite Spain. Who'd've thunk?

Hopp Schwiiz!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,17:06   

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then enwimpened: smaller field and an extra down.


The opposite, actually, the Canadian game is more open and tends to favor lighter, quicker linemen in particular.  

Unless by enwimpened you meant something like enfattened :)

Apparently the smaller field arose because Harvard didn't have a rugby field available when the game was first played here.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,17:13   

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LOL, Switzerland beats favourite Spain. Who'd've thunk?


Yeah!  El Pais first led with "Spain crashes against Switzerland".

About an hour ago they had a subhead saying something like "the 'selection' (national team) played for an hour like a team shooting blanks, and paid with anguish before the Swiss".  The story leads something like "an error of conception leaves spain in a state of anguish" - looks like the coach is going to be in for some heavy fire!

My prediction:

Rajoy of the rightish People's Party will say that the Socialist government is to blame, and that the PP will step up efforts to force Zapatero to call an early election.

If the team loses again, the coach will be burned at the stake in Madrid's Plaza Mayor.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,17:29   

There's too much running around and silliness for my taste, but I really enjoy all the sports shows showing vuvuzela concerts.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,17:30   

Among the Mexian soccer fans I know, the hot rumor is that the balls being used are non-standard and that this is why more goals are being scored- the goalies cannot "read" the new ball's spin, or bounce.

Paranoia, or is there some possible basis?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,17:31   

Anyone willing to laugh their ass off: tomorrow is France-Mexico.

Can't wait to see the look on Domenech's face. Maybe he'll finally start learning gardening, instead of pretending to be a "sport" coach...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,17:34   

Quote (Dr.GH @ June 16 2010,23:30)
Among the Mexian soccer fans I know, the hot rumor is that the balls being used are non-standard and that this is why more goals are being scored- the goalies cannot "read" the new ball's spin, or bounce.

Paranoia, or is there some possible basis?

Seems the ball is 400 grams, slick as a post-McDonald floater, and very fast*. They are not the first to complain.






*Not talking about Louis' *balls* here! Move along...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,18:06   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 16 2010,15:34)
Quote (Dr.GH @ June 16 2010,23:30)
Among the Mexian soccer fans I know, the hot rumor is that the balls being used are non-standard and that this is why more goals are being scored- the goalies cannot "read" the new ball's spin, or bounce.

Paranoia, or is there some possible basis?

Seems the ball is 400 grams, slick as a post-McDonald floater, and very fast*. They are not the first to complain.






*Not talking about Louis' *balls* here! Move along...

is 400 grams the same size as a regulation ball? Let's ask Joe G.!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2010,18:47   

BALLZ!

Cameroon a country where for everyone Sunday and soccer are the same, beaten by a bunch of Geishas - bah!

If 'Japon' played there they would be beaten hands down since the ball is made of plastic shopping bags wrapped around a blown up condom played on a field filled with craters, rocks and players with bare feet.

If they don't get some points the CFA will devalue .... hmmmm my love notes might go up..hey might be a win-win.

On a brighter note the frikken Socceroos got at reaming by the bermensch...so guess what?

The Ozzies are patting the Kiwis on the back fr getting a point!

Like we need to reminded that having a tiny dick is a prerequisite to be one.....

Still, we feel their pain.....oh wait....

I'm just underwhelmed by the half hearted antipodean unironicly named 'All Whites'.

Appart from dissing the All Blacks the greatest rugby players in the world its milk toast.

How about the Rampaging KIWIS?

A blind nocturnal, flightless bird with nostrils in the end of its beak that eat's root's shoot's and leave's.

Crikey even the Aussies respect us for that!

Just ask one who's invited us to a barbeque.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2010,15:23   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 16 2010,23:31)
Anyone willing to laugh their ass off: tomorrow is France-Mexico.

Can't wait to see the look on Domenech's face. Maybe he'll finally start learning gardening, instead of pretending to be a "sport" coach...

By now you've probably seen "the look".
But there's still a chance!
If France wins 3:0 against South Africa and Mexico loses 0:2 against Uruguay, you're still in!
Good luck with that...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2010,15:59   

Quote (JLT @ June 17 2010,21:23)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 16 2010,23:31)
Anyone willing to laugh their ass off: tomorrow is France-Mexico.

Can't wait to see the look on Domenech's face. Maybe he'll finally start learning gardening, instead of pretending to be a "sport" coach...

By now you've probably seen "the look".
But there's still a chance!
If France wins 3:0 against South Africa and Mexico loses 0:2 against Uruguay, you're still in!
Good luck with that...

I hope we get our ass kicked just like tonight on the next match. Domenech needs some vacations...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2010,16:24   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 17 2010,13:59)
Quote (JLT @ June 17 2010,21:23)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 16 2010,23:31)
Anyone willing to laugh their ass off: tomorrow is France-Mexico.

Can't wait to see the look on Domenech's face. Maybe he'll finally start learning gardening, instead of pretending to be a "sport" coach...

By now you've probably seen "the look".
But there's still a chance!
If France wins 3:0 against South Africa and Mexico loses 0:2 against Uruguay, you're still in!
Good luck with that...

I hope we get our ass kicked just like tonight on the next match. Domenech needs some vacations...

If Mexico and Uruguay draw, they both go through.  Not that I'm suggesting collusion, but the prospects of free drinks all night whenever they visit Ireland...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2010,19:22   

jesus, is this shit is still going on?

damn near as bad as hockey/basketball playoffs.

win or go home and you homos would be finished before the fourth.

of july.


damn furriners


(i'm a native, all you axehandles are furriners and i don't celebrate the fourth, neither.  except for the get drunk and watch the fireworks part)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2010,19:33   

Quote (rhmc @ June 17 2010,19:22)
jesus, is this shit is still going on?

damn near as bad as hockey/basketball playoffs.

win or go home and you homos would be finished before the fourth.

of july.


damn furriners


(i'm a native, all you axehandles are furriners and i don't celebrate the fourth, neither. except for the get drunk and watch the fireworks part)

This will take your mind off of it!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2010,21:58   

Quote (afarensis @ June 17 2010,17:33)
This will take your mind off of it!

I liked that. Thanks.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,04:40   

All I think about last week's match is this:



I can only hope that this week's match is ripe with equal comedy for us soccer h8rs.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,04:48   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 16 2010,23:34)
[SNIP]

*Not talking about Louis' *balls* here! Move along...



Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,11:46   

I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

This is one American who really wants a few more Americans to get into this game

Of course, I'm offending my relatives in South Africa by saying all this, but I point out that it really would be better as a whole for the sport if more Americans came to enjoy it.




And Louis, I'll by you  beer next time I'm in England just for further annoying you with this.  :)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,11:56   

Friends of ours are heavily involved in youth soccer here. Tyler is a member of the national champ team for his age group. Since he'll be in the tenth grade next year, college recruiters are lining up already. They have visited all the older members of his team.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,12:18   

Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,09:46)
I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

Had to be Slovene to be believed.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,12:35   

Quote (JohnW @ June 18 2010,12:18)

Quote
Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,09:46)
I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

Had to be Slovene to be believed.


(Channeling his best Michael Palin) Stop it stop it! Right! They'll be no more o' that kind of silliness!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,13:07   

Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,10:35)
[quote=JohnW,June 18 2010,12:18][/quote]
Quote
Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,09:46)
I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

Had to be Slovene to be believed.


(Channeling his best Michael Palin) Stop it stop it! Right! They'll be no more o' that kind of silliness!

The Colonel was Graham Chapman.  Glad to be of service.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,13:09   

Quote (fnxtr @ June 18 2010,11:07)
Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,10:35)
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Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,09:46)
I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

Had to be Slovene to be believed.


(Channeling his best Michael Palin) Stop it stop it! Right! They'll be no more o' that kind of silliness!

The Colonel was Graham Chapman. Glad to be of service.

'course your right if you're thinking of the King of Swamp Castle. "And NO Singin'!"

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,13:18   

Quote (fnxtr @ June 18 2010,14:09)
Quote (fnxtr @ June 18 2010,11:07)
Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,10:35)
Quote (JohnW @ June 18 2010,12:18)

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Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,09:46)
I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

Had to be Slovene to be believed.


(Channeling his best Michael Palin) Stop it stop it! Right! They'll be no more o' that kind of silliness!

The Colonel was Graham Chapman. Glad to be of service.

'course your right if you're thinking of the King of Swamp Castle. "And NO Singin'!"

Let's not bicker and argue about who tied who...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,15:02   

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'course your right if you're thinking of the King of Swamp Castle. "And NO Singin'!"


That was it. Thought there was one from Flying Circus as well.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 18 2010,15:12   

Quote (Robin @ June 18 2010,17:46)
I know...I know...I shouldn't be saying this, but...

We tied we tied we tied we tied we tied with Slovenia!!!

:D

This is one American who really wants a few more Americans to get into this game

Of course, I'm offending my relatives in South Africa by saying all this, but I point out that it really would be better as a whole for the sport if more Americans came to enjoy it.




And Louis, I'll by you beer next time I'm in England just for further annoying you with this. :)

I'll accept the beer gladly, but I'm honestly not annoyed at all. The best result for me is if England go out early. Go USA sayeth I!

In reality I am more than happy to live and let live, I realise someone has to like soccer. ;-)

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,08:46   

15 minutes until showtime!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,11:06   

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15 minutes until showtime!

America:  FUCK YEAH.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,11:13   

Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,11:06)

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Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,08:46)
15 minutes until showtime!

America:  FUCK YEAH.


Well said! What a game!

And Louis...I'm very sorry that you have to put up with more of this from your own countrymen, but really - you should be proud of their amazing performance.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,11:25   

Hilarious cartoon!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,12:16   

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Hilarious cartoon!


Heh! Very good! Thanks!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,03:39   

Quote (Robin @ June 23 2010,17:13)
[quote=someotherguy,June 23 2010,11:06][/quote]
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,08:46)
15 minutes until showtime!

America: FUCK YEAH.


Well said! What a game!

And Louis...I'm very sorry that you have to put up with more of this from your own countrymen, but really - you should be proud of their amazing performance.

They didn't play too badly did they?

I just want to assure the assembled masses that I was in no way watching any of the match on my office PCon the BBC website with the sound turned off whilst I was meant to be deciding on the best conditions to do a particular ring closing metathesis. That is a vile slandererous lie.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,08:04   

Quote (Louis @ June 24 2010,03:39)
Quote (Robin @ June 23 2010,17:13)
Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,11:06)

 
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,08:46)
15 minutes until showtime!

America: FUCK YEAH.


Well said! What a game!

And Louis...I'm very sorry that you have to put up with more of this from your own countrymen, but really - you should be proud of their amazing performance.

They didn't play too badly did they?

I just want to assure the assembled masses that I was in no way watching any of the match on my office PCon the BBC website with the sound turned off whilst I was meant to be deciding on the best conditions to do a particular ring closing metathesis. That is a vile slandererous lie.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Louis

Louis... So, if you Brits need help against the German National Team (aka The Evil Hun Horde*) - again - just give us a call, and us Yanks will be back over there to pull your chestnuts out of the fire - again - quick as mum's the word.**




* This does NOT including JLT.  

** this suggestion totally 100% stolen from a Jon Stewart-John Oliver Daily Show Soccer Update segment.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,08:34   

Quote (Louis @ June 24 2010,04:39)
Quote (Robin @ June 23 2010,17:13)
Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,11:06)

 
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,08:46)
15 minutes until showtime!

America: FUCK YEAH.


Well said! What a game!

And Louis...I'm very sorry that you have to put up with more of this from your own countrymen, but really - you should be proud of their amazing performance.

They didn't play too badly did they?

I just want to assure the assembled masses that I was in no way watching any of the match on my office PCon the BBC website with the sound turned off whilst I was meant to be deciding on the best conditions to do a particular ring closing metathesis. That is a vile slandererous lie.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Louis

Louis,
I never meant to imply that you were deciding on the best conditions to do a particular ring closing metathesis.

My apologies if it came out that way.

Sorry!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,08:56   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 24 2010,14:04)
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Quote (Robin @ June 23 2010,17:13)
 
Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,11:06)

 
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 23 2010,08:46)
15 minutes until showtime!

America: FUCK YEAH.


Well said! What a game!

And Louis...I'm very sorry that you have to put up with more of this from your own countrymen, but really - you should be proud of their amazing performance.

They didn't play too badly did they?

I just want to assure the assembled masses that I was in no way watching any of the match on my office PCon the BBC website with the sound turned off whilst I was meant to be deciding on the best conditions to do a particular ring closing metathesis. That is a vile slandererous lie.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Louis

Louis... So, if you Brits need help against the German National Team (aka The Evil Hun Horde*) - again - just give us a call, and us Yanks will be back over there to pull your chestnuts out of the fire - again - quick as mum's the word.**




* This does NOT including JLT.

** this suggestion totally 100% stolen from a Jon Stewart-John Oliver Daily Show Soccer Update segment.

I'd make a bad evil hun horde member in any case. I imagine that pillaging and such is only fun the first few times, then it's just work like everything else.

If the USA wins against Ghana then your next opponent is either England or Germany.
It's slightly annoying. I could make a number of jokes that build on this constellation but all would require that I'm confident that Germany wins against England. Which I'm not.
Hnngh.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,09:54   

Germany always beats England on penalties..

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,10:29   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 24 2010,06:04)
Louis... So, if you Brits need help against the German National Team (aka The Evil Hun Horde*) - again - just give us a call, and us Yanks will be back over there to pull your chestnuts out of the fire - again - quick as mum's the word.**




* This does NOT including JLT.

** this suggestion totally 100% stolen from a Jon Stewart-John Oliver Daily Show Soccer Update segment.

Yeah, but you'll not show up until 2013.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,12:53   

[quote=Louis,June 24 2010,03:39][/quote]
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Quote (Robin @ June 23 2010,17:13)


And Louis...I'm very sorry that you have to put up with more of this from your own countrymen, but really - you should be proud of their amazing performance.


They didn't play too badly did they?


No. They did a bang up job against a really strong defense. In fact, they played to form - really smart.

Quote

I just want to assure the assembled masses that I was in no way watching any of the match on my office PCon the BBC website with the sound turned off whilst I was meant to be deciding on the best conditions to do a particular ring closing metathesis. That is a vile slandererous lie.

Glad I could clear that up for you.

Louis



LOL!


Errmm...umm...I mean...me either...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,14:14   

Quote (JLT @ June 24 2010,08:56)
If the USA wins against Ghana then your next opponent is either England or Germany.

That's not correct. The USA-Ghana winner will play the winner of Uruguay-South Korea. England and Germany are in the other bracket - they could only meet up with the US in the final or in the consolation match. See bracket at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup_knockout_stage

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,15:17   

Quote (JohnW @ June 24 2010,16:29)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 24 2010,06:04)
Louis... So, if you Brits need help against the German National Team (aka The Evil Hun Horde*) - again - just give us a call, and us Yanks will be back over there to pull your chestnuts out of the fire - again - quick as mum's the word.**




* This does NOT including JLT.

** this suggestion totally 100% stolen from a Jon Stewart-John Oliver Daily Show Soccer Update segment.

Yeah, but you'll not show up until 2013.

And then you'll nuke the team furthest away from us and claim the whole world cup was your own work despite the fact that we bloody won it.

Louis

ETA: I wish our lovely Teutonic neighbours the very best of luck. Hopefully you will win before the need for a penalty shoot out arises. If you happen to lose I am, by law and custom, permitted one verse of "two world wars and one world cup, doo dah, doo dah"

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,18:14   

This is, by far, the best thread I've seen on this site in four years!  Bring on 2014!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2010,21:26   

I wouldn't worry JLT. I have obtained secret films of the English team's most recent soccer practice*. I think Germany will be fine.


* I think this is the goalie.

Edit to fix a typo.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2010,03:05   

Quote (ToSeek @ June 24 2010,20:14)
Quote (JLT @ June 24 2010,08:56)
If the USA wins against Ghana then your next opponent is either England or Germany.

That's not correct. The USA-Ghana winner will play the winner of Uruguay-South Korea. England and Germany are in the other bracket - they could only meet up with the US in the final or in the consolation match. See bracket at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup_knockout_stage

You're right, of course. Wishful thinking in action...
I'd much prefer Germany playing against the USA in the quarter finals then against Argentina or Mexico (assuming that Germany wins against England).

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2010,03:21   

Quote (afarensis @ June 25 2010,03:26)
I wouldn't worry JLT. I have obtained secret films of the English team's most recent soccer practice*. I think Germany will be fine.


* I think this is the goalie.

Edit to fix a typo.

Heh. Good point.

Unfortunately, for some reason, Green warmed the bench the last two matches, so he probably won't play against Germany either.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2010,05:17   

Quote (Louis @ June 24 2010,15:17)
 
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Quote (J-Dog @ June 24 2010,06:04)
Louis... So, if you Brits need help against the German National Team (aka The Evil Hun Horde*) - again - just give us a call, and us Yanks will be back over there to pull your chestnuts out of the fire - again - quick as mum's the word.**




* This does NOT including JLT.

** this suggestion totally 100% stolen from a Jon Stewart-John Oliver Daily Show Soccer Update segment.

Yeah, but you'll not show up until 2013.

And then you'll nuke the team furthest away from us and claim the whole world cup was your own work despite the fact that we bloody won it.

Correction: Hollywood will make lots of movies showing how they won it entirely alone.

With Sylvester Stallone playing the goalie.

Oh wait, didn't he already do that?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2010,08:52   

http://www.guardian.co.uk/footbal....ian-sob

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...No-nonsense midfielder Gennaro Gattuso proved himself no more susceptible to messing about with a microphone in his face than with a ball at his feet as he announced his international retirement after the game. "My farewell was shit," he said, labelling the team "cavalieri della vergogna" "knights of shame". "We must look ahead. Four years ago we were heroes. Today, we are bollocks. We are shamed. We failed. It is a debacle."

Crikey, readers. It might take more than a double espresso to put a spring in an Italian step this morning.


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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2010,09:02   

PZ is getting some expert advice to help him bet on the World Cup matches.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2010,12:02   

And there is this link to CalTech testing the new ball...



Personally, I always get nervous when someone wants to do something with my old balls*...


* Does this get a yellow and/or red card and go to The Bathroom Wall?

Caltech New Ball Testing

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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2010,06:32   

One more joke at the expense of the British, then I'll quite, I promise (crosses fingers behind his back):



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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2010,10:54   

Quote (afarensis @ June 26 2010,06:32)
One more joke at the expense of the British, then I'll quite, I promise (crosses fingers behind his back):

Don't get too cocky. Like someone said on another blog, Brits have long memories. The Gulf oil spill wasn't an accident, it was revenge for losing the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2010,15:15   

Quote (1of63 @ June 26 2010,10:54)
Quote (afarensis @ June 26 2010,06:32)
One more joke at the expense of the British, then I'll quite, I promise (crosses fingers behind his back):

Don't get too cocky. Like someone said on another blog, Brits have long memories. The Gulf oil spill wasn't an accident, it was revenge for losing the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

But we burned the White house down. You rebellious colonials.

Still; good luck in the world cup. You have a team that is desperate for victory. England, not so much.

We are alone against the Germans though..........Deja-vu all over again, you late-comers.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2010,16:28   

Looks like the U.S. forgot to watch its back.

Once could be an  accident, but two or three times in one tournament looks like a strategic failure.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2010,17:02   

It's unreal, it's not just been during the tournament.

It's our Pearl Harbor complex.

Ah well, personally I'm happy that Ghana's made it to the last eight.

And there will be a good match tomorrow, Argentina vs. Mexico.

I won't bother watching the other Sunday game.  The outcome's pre-ordained.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2010,17:02   

How long before Sarah Palin blames Obama for the loss?

Obama = Kenyon = Country Of Africa

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Thoughts On Watching Soccer:

1.  What an exciting match.  Tomorrow I will have even MORE fun watching some paint dry.

2.  USA Soccer should consider recruiting more Theater Majors.

3.  WTF???!!! USA Soccer should consider recruiting ONLY materialists... I couldn't even count the times that some player kicked the ball the length of the field, hoping that god would work a miracle and put the ball into the net, right past the entire other club standing and waiting for the ball.  Guess what.  Miracle's aren't happening, and neither I nor whatever god you might worship, care a fig that you are praying for a miracle.

4.  USA Soccer should consider recruiting people with knowledge of geometry.  You can not kick the ball where your team mate is... you must kick the ball where he is going to be.

5.  USA Soccer should consider recruiting people with more intelligence.  Of course, if they had brains, they'd be playing baseball or rugby...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,09:13   

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted... To add to what J-Dog says:

6) the USA should steal the top players from the rest of the world and build a super soccer dream team.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,11:09   

The result of the first game today was ... as I thought ... pre-ordained, and I didn't miss a thing not watching it.

Did England have Green in goal again, or is their other goalie even worse?

Oh, well, just wait 'til next year, you'll lose at the rugby world cup, too ...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,11:50   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 27 2010,11:09)
The result of the first game today was ... as I thought ... pre-ordained, and I didn't miss a thing not watching it.

Did England have Green in goal again, or is their other goalie even worse?

Oh, well, just wait 'til next year, you'll lose at the rugby world cup, too ...


I do not believe that our goaly was to blame. Our attacking was better than Germany's but their defense was incredibly better than ours. Hey-Ho, out we go. At least the team actually tried this time, I can live with that.

I think that every German goal was 1-1 on the keeper, that is the out-players fault, not the goalkeepers IMO. He did make a fair few good saves.

:(

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,12:19   

Yes, James played well. TBH, the Germans did too, but we were denied a goal by the linesman, and their 3rd goal should have been stopped for offside.

Ah well, I sense a clear-out in the England ranks (but possibly not of their oldest player!). We've got a relatively easy group in the qualifiers for the next Euros, so there's time to let new guys find their feet.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,14:15   

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I think that every German goal was 1-1 on the keeper, that is the out-players fault, not the goalkeepers IMO.


Ah, well, not much that a goalie can do under those circumstances.

Meanwhile, Argentina's been awarded a goal with a player terribly offside. Followed by a good goal due to a terrible misplay by a Mexican defender.

Good. No need to watch the second half, Argentina will just play keepaway.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,15:59   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 27 2010,14:15)
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I think that every German goal was 1-1 on the keeper, that is the out-players fault, not the goalkeepers IMO.


Ah, well, not much that a goalie can do under those circumstances.

Meanwhile, Argentina's been awarded a goal with a player terribly offside. Followed by a good goal due to a terrible misplay by a Mexican defender.

Good. No need to watch the second half, Argentina will just play keepaway.

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No need to watch the second half, Argentina will just play keepaway.


And fall down a lot... I'm still laughing at how stupid soccer rules are, as evidenced by the USA - Ghanna match, where a Ghanian player fell down when nobody touched him and pretended that his leg/ back/something was broken. He laid on the ground moaning until he was hauled away on a stretcher. Upon reaching the sidelines, he jumped off the stretcher and was fine.

So, IMHO, soccer will suck until they take care of this type of BS.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,16:31   

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So, IMHO, soccer will suck until they take care of this type of BS.


Oh, I don't know, the NBA survived Bill Laimbeer, whose flopping skills were far better than any soccer player I've seen.

But, yeah, they need to do more.  They do issue yellow cards when the referee sees it.   The basic problem is you have one ref trying to see the entire pitch.  A suggestion I've seen that I like - when they review video of a match, penalize the worst of the divers.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,16:50   

May  I congratulate the German team for playing so well and I feel the referee deserves a special mention for giving football pundits across the nation something to really moan about for months to come. You've made them very, very happy.

To England soccer fans, you have my sympathy. To the patriots, I too feel your pain. Now can we please shut he fuck up about it and get on with a proper sport like rugby.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,16:53   

Quote (afarensis @ June 26 2010,12:32)
One more joke at the expense of the British, then I'll quite, I promise (crosses fingers behind his back):

[SNIMAGE]

Good one. Me likey.

Louis

P.S. So there we were under siege by the Germans, and where were the Yanks? No where. If you bunch of bludgers are going to claim to pull our chestnuts out of the fire all the time then you better do so at important moments like when we go 3-1 down and need a nuclear goal or two to get us to the big penalty shoot out to save Europe. Or something.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,17:01   

Quote (Louis @ June 27 2010,16:50)
Now can we please shut he fuck up about it and get on with a proper sport like rugby.

Louis

We Americans must endure nearly a month until we cleanse our national palate as armored rugby/handegg training camps begin. We can then enjoy 6 months or so of glorious dreams until the Cowboys choke in the playoffs.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,17:26   

Quote (Texas Teach @ June 27 2010,23:01)
Quote (Louis @ June 27 2010,16:50)
Now can we please shut he fuck up about it and get on with a proper sport like rugby.

Louis

We Americans must endure nearly a month until we cleanse our national palate as armored rugby/handegg training camps begin. We can then enjoy 6 months or so of glorious dreams until the Cowboys choke in the playoffs.

I was living in Buffalo at the time the Bills were getting to the Superbowl every year and fluffing their lines. It was terrifying.

I wish the Cowboys the very best. If you chaps and chapesses take futbaw as seriously as your Buffalo counterparts, I'll be keeping quiet.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2010,22:00   

Since i don't understand the continental version of "football", would one of you eurotrash please explain some recent remarks i've recieved from a recent refugee from the eastern lands?

What's the difference between England, its colonies and AIDS?
Tomorrow, AIDS will still be in Africa.  

Did you know that England are replacing the three lions on their shirt with three tampons?
They're going through their worst period in history.

i was under the impression that both were fairly tasteless remarks but i assumed fans of that game would be better equipped to determine the actual flavor.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,00:43   

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Did you know that England are replacing the three lions on their shirt with three tampons?
They're going through their worst period in history.


Me likey this one!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,01:42   

Quote (Texas Teach @ June 27 2010,15:01)
We Americans must endure nearly a month until we cleanse our national palate as armored rugby/handegg training camps begin. We can then enjoy 6 months or so of glorious dreams until the Cowboys choke in the playoffs.

We Americans have had little notice of this minor distraction from baseball. It is merely the intellectually impaired unable to recognize a "hit and run" until well after the out, or extra base scored, that agonize for the obvious play of foot the ball.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,03:42   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 28 2010,06:43)
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Did you know that England are replacing the three lions on their shirt with three tampons?
They're going through their worst period in history.


Me likey this one!

It is full of win!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,08:37   

Quote (midwifetoad @ June 26 2010,16:28)

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Looks like the U.S. forgot to watch its back.

Once could be an  accident, but two or three times in one tournament looks like a strategic failure.


Uggh! We looked awful in the first half. Just ugly. Better in the second, but it was just 2006 all over again. Bahh!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,08:51   

I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole






...Too soon?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,09:04   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole






...Too soon?

Wooottt? IVF for NHS women over 40? Really???

Oh, wait...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,09:13   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole






...Too soon?

We are aware of the Daily Mail. We are aware of Littlejohn. It is a rag for the utterly moronic, he is a moron. Think of him a Britain's answer to Glenn Beck, just without all the hystrionics.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,10:49   

Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,09:13)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole

...Too soon?


We are aware of the Daily Mail. We are aware of Littlejohn. It is a rag for the utterly moronic, he is a moron. Think of him a Britain's answer to Glenn Beck, just without all the hystrionics.

Louis

But.... Wasn't Littlejohn a big help to Robin Hood, when they saved all of Western Civilization from the Wrath Of The Normans?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,11:03   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ June 27 2010,09:50)
Quote (dhogaza @ June 27 2010,11:09)
The result of the first game today was ... as I thought ... pre-ordained, and I didn't miss a thing not watching it.

Did England have Green in goal again, or is their other goalie even worse?

Oh, well, just wait 'til next year, you'll lose at the rugby world cup, too ...


I do not believe that our goaly was to blame. Our attacking was better than Germany's but their defense was incredibly better than ours. Hey-Ho, out we go. At least the team actually tried this time, I can live with that.

I think that every German goal was 1-1 on the keeper, that is the out-players fault, not the goalkeepers IMO. He did make a fair few good saves.

:(

Capello's innovative 0-4-2 formation was a much bigger factor than the keeper.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,12:13   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,16:49)
Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,09:13)
 
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole

...Too soon?


We are aware of the Daily Mail. We are aware of Littlejohn. It is a rag for the utterly moronic, he is a moron. Think of him a Britain's answer to Glenn Beck, just without all the hystrionics.

Louis

But.... Wasn't Littlejohn a big help to Robin Hood, when they saved all of Western Civilization from the Wrath Of The Normans?

Different Little John. This one is a swivel eyed bigot, although of course he denies it, and an official poopy pants of the first order.

Oh yes, I said poopy pants. I'm not afraid to go there. Oh yeah. I went there.*

Louis

*Wait...this very silly colloquialism made it sound like I have been to Richard Littlejohn's poopy pants. I wish to deny this completely and utterly. This is a vile slur on my character. It is untrue and libellous. My wife is standing by me during this difficult time.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,12:41   

Quote (Dr.GH @ June 28 2010,01:42)
Quote (Texas Teach @ June 27 2010,15:01)
We Americans must endure nearly a month until we cleanse our national palate as armored rugby/handegg training camps begin. We can then enjoy 6 months or so of glorious dreams until the Cowboys choke in the playoffs.

We Americans have had little notice of this minor distraction from baseball. It is merely the intellectually impaired unable to recognize a "hit and run" until well after the out, or extra base scored, that agonize for the obvious play of foot the ball.

I'm actually a baseball fan too, having watched the Cardinals while trapped in the frozen tundra that is a Missouri summer during grad school.  I even enjoy hockey, though no one down here even recognizes the word.  Football, though, is what I watched as a kid with my family, so it benefits from an entirely emotional bias.

I do suspect that the lack of distinct plays is a factor in why soccer hasn't caught on here.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,12:55   

Quote (Texas Teach @ June 28 2010,12:41)
Quote (Dr.GH @ June 28 2010,01:42)
Quote (Texas Teach @ June 27 2010,15:01)
We Americans must endure nearly a month until we cleanse our national palate as armored rugby/handegg training camps begin. We can then enjoy 6 months or so of glorious dreams until the Cowboys choke in the playoffs.

We Americans have had little notice of this minor distraction from baseball. It is merely the intellectually impaired unable to recognize a "hit and run" until well after the out, or extra base scored, that agonize for the obvious play of foot the ball.

I'm actually a baseball fan too, having watched the Cardinals while trapped in the frozen tundra that is a Missouri summer during grad school. I even enjoy hockey, though no one down here even recognizes the word. Football, though, is what I watched as a kid with my family, so it benefits from an entirely emotional bias.

I do suspect that the lack of distinct plays is a factor in why soccer hasn't caught on here.

Plus, it is gay.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,13:01   

Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,12:13)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,16:49)
 
Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,09:13)
 
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole

...Too soon?


We are aware of the Daily Mail. We are aware of Littlejohn. It is a rag for the utterly moronic, he is a moron. Think of him a Britain's answer to Glenn Beck, just without all the hystrionics.

Louis

But.... Wasn't Littlejohn a big help to Robin Hood, when they saved all of Western Civilization from the Wrath Of The Normans?

Different Little John. This one is a swivel eyed bigot, although of course he denies it, and an official poopy pants of the first order.

Oh yes, I said poopy pants. I'm not afraid to go there. Oh yeah. I went there.*

Louis

*Wait...this very silly colloquialism made it sound like I have been to Richard Littlejohn's poopy pants. I wish to deny this completely and utterly. This is a vile slur on my character. It is untrue and libellous. My wife is standing by me during this difficult time.

So sorry I got that wrong!

But as I consider the situation, you would think that living in the woods with all the gay "merry" men would have cured Littlejohn of his bigotry.

It must be all that Ted Haggard / right wing rent-boy hypocrisy coming to the forefront, where he that denies it most enjoys it most!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,13:09   

Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,11:42)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 28 2010,06:43)
 
Quote
Did you know that England are replacing the three lions on their shirt with three tampons?
They're going through their worst period in history.


Me likey this one!

It is full of win!

Louis

All pulled out of the Duchess of Cornwall by Prince Charle's teeth presumably

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,13:10   

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...until the Cowboys choke in the playoffs.


Trust me, it won't take that long ...

Quote
I do suspect that the lack of distinct plays is a factor in why soccer hasn't caught on here.


Yes, true, after all the Super Bowl commercials are almost always better than the game ...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2010,19:51   

Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,12:13)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,16:49)
Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,09:13)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole

...Too soon?


We are aware of the Daily Mail. We are aware of Littlejohn. It is a rag for the utterly moronic, he is a moron. Think of him a Britain's answer to Glenn Beck, just without all the hystrionics.

Louis

But.... Wasn't Littlejohn a big help to Robin Hood, when they saved all of Western Civilization from the Wrath Of The Normans?

Different Little John. This one is a swivel eyed bigot, although of course he denies it, and an official poopy pants of the first order.

Oh yes, I said poopy pants. I'm not afraid to go there. Oh yeah. I went there.*

Louis

*Wait...this very silly colloquialism made it sound like I have been to Richard Littlejohn's poopy pants. I wish to deny this completely and utterly. This is a vile slur on my character. It is untrue and libellous. My wife is standing by me during this difficult time.

Piffle. Next thing you know he will be telling us that Richard the Lionhearted wasn't a hunchback and didn't die at Bosworth!

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,02:49   

Quote (afarensis @ June 29 2010,01:51)
Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,12:13)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,16:49)
 
Quote (Louis @ June 28 2010,09:13)
 
Quote (J-Dog @ June 28 2010,14:51)
I thought this might be of interest for all you Englanders out there:

Lesson #1: guten tag gute nacht und gute hyperbole

...Too soon?


We are aware of the Daily Mail. We are aware of Littlejohn. It is a rag for the utterly moronic, he is a moron. Think of him a Britain's answer to Glenn Beck, just without all the hystrionics.

Louis

But.... Wasn't Littlejohn a big help to Robin Hood, when they saved all of Western Civilization from the Wrath Of The Normans?

Different Little John. This one is a swivel eyed bigot, although of course he denies it, and an official poopy pants of the first order.

Oh yes, I said poopy pants. I'm not afraid to go there. Oh yeah. I went there.*

Louis

*Wait...this very silly colloquialism made it sound like I have been to Richard Littlejohn's poopy pants. I wish to deny this completely and utterly. This is a vile slur on my character. It is untrue and libellous. My wife is standing by me during this difficult time.

Piffle. Next thing you know he will be telling us that Richard the Lionhearted wasn't a hunchback and didn't die at Bosworth!

And his real name was Brian.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,06:59   

I didn't expect that...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,07:43   

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I didn't expect that...

There are several things which no one expects. Some of them are distinctly interrogative and Hispanic.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,11:02   

Quote (Louis @ June 29 2010,05:43)
Quote (afarensis @ June 29 2010,12:59)
I didn't expect that...

There are several things which no one expects. Some of them are distinctly interrogative and Hispanic.

Louis

With diverse elements amongst their weaponry.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,12:06   

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Quote (Louis @ June 29 2010,05:43)
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I didn't expect that...

There are several things which no one expects. Some of them are distinctly interrogative and Hispanic.

Louis

With diverse elements amongst their weaponry.

Oh indeed. Some of which, I am lead to believe, involve intimidation to the point of causing foreboding in the victims.

Foreboding and, dare I say a certain sense of amazement.

Foreboding, amazement and a rather keen sense of loyalty to the Pontiff.

I shall re-enter the narrative at a more apropos moment.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,12:44   

Foreboding, amazement and loyalty to the Pontiff are the chief weapons of the Hispanic Inquisition.

England are stuck with Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2010,16:11   

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Foreboding, amazement and loyalty to the Pontiff are the chief weapons of the Hispanic Inquisition.

England are stuck with Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

And Rooney.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2010,10:36   

Brazil vs. The Netherlands reminds me of Behe testifying at Dover:

OWN GOAL BRAZIL!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2010,11:13   

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Brazil vs. The Netherlands reminds me of Behe testifying at Dover:

OWN GOAL BRAZIL!

Only technically.  The ball has only glanced Melo.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2010,11:50   

Man, am I glad that I got out of Brazil a few weeks ago. I imagine that entire country is not going to be doing anything but discussing that game for a few months. Well, that and devising new and fiendish ways to torture and/or eliminate Dunga...

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2010,17:00   

The Uruguay - Ghana match had an unbelievable drama at the end of the additional time.  

Ghana had a real chance to score at the last, 120th minute.  Uruguay managed to repulse the attack, at the cost of a red card and a penalty kick, which Ghana missed.  Uruguay won the shootout.  Ghana dominated the overtime and should have won.  Too bad.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2010,17:08   

Interesting strategy, taking a red card rather than allowing a goal. The goal was certain. Penalty kicks score 84 percent of the time.

The guy who stopped the goal won against the odds and won the game for his team.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2010,17:15   

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Interesting strategy, taking a red card rather than allowing a goal. The goal was certain. Penalty kicks score 84 percent of the time.

The guy who stopped the goal won against the odds and won the game for his team.

I'm sure you meant this, but that was the only play.  Certain defeat avoided for a chance at almost certain defeat.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2010,02:22   

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Interesting strategy, taking a red card rather than allowing a goal. The goal was certain. Penalty kicks score 84 percent of the time.

The guy who stopped the goal won against the odds and won the game for his team.

I'm sure you meant this, but that was the only play. Certain defeat avoided for a chance at almost certain defeat.

You may have decided it was time for a change but I loved that cute avatar you used before.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2010,13:27   

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Only technically.  The ball has only glanced Melo.



Yeah, and barely made it in.  Possibly it might've without the change in direction.

Most importantly, though, Melo screened his goal keeper from the ball, preventing him from knocking or punching it away.  My guess is that the goal keeper won't be buying Melo beer anytime soon.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2010,13:30   

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Man, am I glad that I got out of Brazil a few weeks ago. I imagine that entire country is not going to be doing anything but discussing that game for a few months. Well, that and devising new and fiendish ways to torture and/or eliminate Dunga...


That reminds me ... I have brazilian and argentinian friends that need to be teased and tortured.  Soon!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 07 2010,16:03   

Damn you Spaintards for stealing our revenge on Germany!!!

Hup Holland hup!!!

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