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World Cup 2010

Postby Muninn » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:18 am

Remember, football isn't a matter of life and death to some, it's much more important than that.

Personally it's just another sport to me, but hey, maybe we'll get some discussion out of it.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Æron » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:12 am

I enjoyed Google's easter egg when you search "world cup".

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Tom_Radigan » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:21 am

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Rooster » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:49 pm

Great, England draw against a country that doesn't even sodding care it's playing.

In case some of you yanks and canuks didn't see the absolute howler of an American goal during yesterday's footingball game against England United;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bshuwUxt5KQ

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Ibun » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:24 am

Don't be such a sour puss Brit boy.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Muninn » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:11 pm

After match press conference with the Argentine coach Maradona, some reporter asked him whether he had a close relationship with his team. Maradona just looked bewildered and stared at him for a moment before saying that he prefered women. Translation error or Maradona being his usual self against the press again I wonder.

Elsewhere very interesting match between Brazil and North Korea, mainly because of how well North Korea defended against a team that are usually very good, even if they lost 2-1 in the end. That was the only game I watched so far.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby nickspoon » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:07 pm

I saw the end of the Spain-Switzerland game. Switzerland played very well (as far as I could tell) even if they were very aggressive.

There are reports (from Xinhua, the Chinese news agency) that North Korea has recruited Chinese fans to cheer for their team at their games, because very few North Koreans can actually afford to leave the country (if they're allowed to at all).

With regards to vuvuzelas, the BBC are considering offering an alternative audio stream with the vuvuzela noise filtered out. New Scientist published an article on why they're so annoying.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Tom_Radigan » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:56 am

Great, England draw against a country that doesn't even sodding care it's playing.

In case some of you yanks and canuks didn't see the absolute howler of an American goal during yesterday's footingball game against England United;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bshuwUxt5KQ

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Arloest » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:38 am

The French lost to Mexico today - GOOD. That's what those bastards get for cheating Ireland out of the World Cup.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Ibun » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:52 pm

Officials sure are card happy today. Good lawd.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Muninn » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:07 pm

You think? From what I've seen all teams seem to have made an agreement that they'll continously go after specific players.

Upset for the hopeful German team, and for the US apparently. Seems they had a goal disallowed or some such which would have enabled them to win.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Ibun » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:54 pm

Words cannot describe the rage boiling inside of me. Now granted if the US hadn't put themselves in a 2-0 hole to begin with this wouldn't be an issue; but my god what a terrible call.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Arloest » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:01 pm

It's because the rest of the world still hates America.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Cactus Jack » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:14 pm

Thats what we get for electing Bush.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Tom_Radigan » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:54 pm

Thats what we get for electing Bush.
The world doesn't hate us for electing Bush. The world hates us because we're Americans. Just as people hate blacks or Jews.


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