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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:52:02 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:50 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: dude is soccer always this boring?

only when those fuckers want to tie.
FUCK PORTUGAL YOU DUMB ASSHOLES.
AND YOU, RONALDO, BREAK YOUR FUCKING LEGS.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:53:45 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:50 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: dude is soccer always this boring?

Noone is forcing you to watch.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:55:04 Reply

Alright I have a question if no one scores who advances and who won I couldn't tell was it brazil or portugal
and who won in the other game with Korea?


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:56:30 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:55 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: Alright I have a question if no one scores who advances and who won I couldn't tell was it brazil or portugal
and who won in the other game with Korea?

Ivory Coast won, but Portugal and Brazil made it.
that's also why the horrible game: Portugal was playing to FUCKING TIE. in a World Cup, you DON'T PLAY TO MOTHERFUCKING TIE.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:58:30 Reply

so portugal decided to bitch out?


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:58:47 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:55 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: Alright I have a question if no one scores who advances and who won I couldn't tell was it brazil or portugal
and who won in the other game with Korea?

Brazil and Portugal advance into the second round despite the match being a 0-0 draw. Brazil won two of their three games. Ivory Coast beat North Korea 3-0 today, but they needed to beat them by ten goals (I believe, whatever) in order to beat Portugal's goal difference, since they had the same number of points. Portugal's goal difference was high since they beat North Korea 7-0.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 11:58:58 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:55 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: Alright I have a question if no one scores who advances and who won I couldn't tell was it brazil or portugal
and who won in the other game with Korea?

Brazil will continue to be no 1 in it's group and Portugal in 2nd, so Brazil didn't have to win.
And Ivory Coast won 3-0 against North Korea.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 12:21:25 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:58 AM, MiroDK wrote: Brazil will continue to be no 1 in it's group and Portugal in 2nd, so Brazil didn't have to win.
And Ivory Coast won 3-0 against North Korea.

thanks North Korea is doing shit when they get back Kim Jong ill is probbably going to have them tortured.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 12:21:41 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:39 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: well you have to remember France and Italy are both Shit holes.and we shouldn't have high expectations from them.

Least we're famous for more than 2-cent beer and a movie featuring Vin Diesel and Celeborn. A.k.a. culture.

Anyhow, not sure what the French are up to, but the Italian politicians (being honest about the fact that they love soccer) said that the national team's complete and utter failure at the Cup is a clear sign that the Serie A and other high-tier Italian soccer competitions are wasting way too much time and money on foreign talent, when they SHOULD be training perfectly good young players from their own backyard.

2006's team was kinda getting on in years as it was. 2010? Old players are OLD, new players have no clue what the fuck they're supposed to do, etc.

Then some idiots added something about FEMALE Italian soccer, but who gives a flying fuck about what chicks do in sports unless it's mud-wrestling, amirite?


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 12:34:53 Reply

At 6/25/10 12:21 PM, LinkSilvermane wrote: Least we're famous for more than 2-cent beer and a movie featuring Vin Diesel and Celeborn. A.k.a. culture.

ahh gutter beer and a b- list actor thats perfect culture!

Anyhow, not sure what the French are up to, but the Italian politicians (being honest about the fact that they love soccer) said that the national team's complete and utter failure at the Cup is a clear sign that the Serie A and other high-tier Italian soccer competitions are wasting way too much time and money on foreign talent, when they SHOULD be training perfectly good young players from their own backyard.

I bet wasting money on foreign when they can setup up programs scouting the youth of the home country then just training them and teaching them is far more cost effective

Then some idiots added something about FEMALE Italian soccer, but who gives a flying fuck about what chicks do in sports unless it's mud-wrestling, amirite?

damn straight that or jello wrestling.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 13:21:15 Reply

I wonder where Roanldo was rushing off to after the Portugal Brazil game?Was he late for his role in some commercial that is sporting the newest man fragrances,and luxury carfrom Mercedez?

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 13:39:19 Reply

Brazil Portugal on paper should be a great match. But I guess it was foreseeable that neither would take any chances considering the match was essentially irrelevant in terms of both teams qualifying. 7

But lets hold a minutes silence to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea squad who are being shipped back home as we speak where they will be met at the airport by a Firing Squad for bringing shame to the great leader.

How dare they bring shame on the Leader!


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 13:41:32 Reply

At 6/25/10 01:39 PM, DingoTheDog wrote: But lets hold a minutes silence to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea squad who are being shipped back home as we speak where they will be met at the airport by a Firing Squad for bringing shame to the great leader.

How dare they bring shame on the Leader!

you think there asses are really on the line?


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 13:43:17 Reply

knowing north korea they will probably put the players in labor camps.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 13:45:12 Reply

At 6/25/10 01:41 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
At 6/25/10 01:39 PM, DingoTheDog wrote: But lets hold a minutes silence to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea squad who are being shipped back home as we speak where they will be met at the airport by a Firing Squad for bringing shame to the great leader.

How dare they bring shame on the Leader!
you think there asses are really on the line?

The North Korean regime never fail to astound me with their actions. If you give birth to twins they are taken out back and shot. So yeah, failed football team is small fry. I believe they let some 4 million folks die during a famine a few years ago, a necessary loss seems to be how they see such things.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 13:58:34 Reply

At 6/24/10 07:12 PM, HeavyTank wrote:
At 6/24/10 06:30 PM, jonthomson wrote: meaningless game that'll probably be a draw. spain/chile where it's at obv
No chance in hell this is going to be a draw...

Famous last words...
Seriously, what kind of match was that?There were some chances here and there, but hell, it sucks so much when both teams want the draw..
Ronaldo was trying too hard, and the rest of Portual was just good, but nothing special..Brazil wanted to score more than Portugal, but in the end they didn't try hard enough..
Bah.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:06:32 Reply

At 6/25/10 01:43 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: knowing north korea they will probably put the players in labor camps.

I keep sayin'...there's a REASON why several players "disappeared" during the tournament.

Sad thing is, I doubt they even had the chance to tell their families that they were planning on running for it, if and when they got the chance. 'cause if they did, the relatives would probably be considered accomplices.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:16:40 Reply

At 6/25/10 02:06 PM, LinkSilvermane wrote:
At 6/25/10 01:43 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: knowing north korea they will probably put the players in labor camps.
I keep sayin'...there's a REASON why several players "disappeared" during the tournament.

true.

Sad thing is, I doubt they even had the chance to tell their families that they were planning on running for it, if and when they got the chance. 'cause if they did, the relatives would probably be considered accomplices.

if your accused and convitcted of something in North Korea not only you but your Whole FAMILY are sent to labor camps.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:23:51 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:24 AM, Auz wrote: I never understood why politicians care so much about football. I heard either in Italy or France the government was actually having discussions about their national teams WC performance. And of course there was that one time where Sarkozy apologized to the prime minister of Ireland about Henry's hand ball. It's quite ridiculous in my opinion.

I can perhaps best explain this by comparing and contrasting with the US.
Imagine that all the importances of the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL were merged into one single sport. Let's call it "Icefootbasketbatball". The US would have one and only one major sport, and all other sports would be, at best, marginally important ('cause you totally know more than 3 tennis players by first and last name, for example). It's quite easy to see how much of an incredibly powerful political tool this one-sport can be in countries that don't quite give a flying fuck about any other sport. In these countries, football moves the masses just about as much as religion does in the US right now.
This becomes visible even in countries with a few other minor sports, like the Commonwealth with cricket and rugby.
Speaking for my own country, the ranking of importance of sports goes:
1) Football;
2) Indoor football;
3) Beach football;
4) all those other things we see on TV.
It also helps a lot that the vast majority of countries on the planet have football as their #1 sport.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:30:57 Reply

At 6/25/10 02:23 PM, C-Hawk wrote: stuff

This. Public interest, multiple tournaments per year, teams owned by prominent politicians (in my case, the president)...

...cash, cash, cash. Approval, approval, approval.

All of this of course can tend to get out of hand (for example, from what I understand, NFL teams have a fixed limit of money they can spend on buying new players. Not so in Italian soccer...so whichever team happens to be owned by a rich tycoon is allowed to spend A FUCKLOAD of cash on all-star players, leaving the rest of the poorer teams well out of their league. Such would be the case of Inter, Milan and Juventus, for example.)


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:51:40 Reply

At 6/25/10 02:30 PM, LinkSilvermane wrote:
At 6/25/10 02:23 PM, C-Hawk wrote: stuff
multiple tournaments per year

Also, this. As far as i know, US sports each have one big "thing", Superbowl, Playoffs, Stanley Cup, """World""" Series, etc.
Football has domestic club league, domestic club cup, domestic club tournament, continental club cup, continental club tournament, world club tournament (finally, after almost a century of wordwide sport), international continental tournament and worldwide tournament.
Each one of these is just as "huge" in importance as a superbowl to whatever clubs\nations are involved.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:54:01 Reply

Wow...epic goal is epic.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:54:11 Reply

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:56:33 Reply

What was the Chilean keeper thinking coming out like that? It cost them big time.


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 14:58:33 Reply

look like Spain might win this...but it could also be a tie tho (most likely)


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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 15:03:29 Reply

Argh, i hate when i just posted and i remember something else to add to my point, so, sorry for triplepost.
Another big thing is that our teams actually represent the place they're from. Ours don't "move". Like the Lakers, in LA where there are no lakes, or the Oilers, who moved to where there is no oil. You can buy a football player, but "Manchester United" will never be "London United", AC Milano will never be AC Roma, L'Olympique Lyonnais will never be L'Olympique Marsellaise. Just about any town with more than a thousand people has a football team to represent them, which you can be 100% sure will never leave. I was born in Praia da Vitória, and i'll always support my Praiense above all other teams. I now live in São Miguel, and have a sweet spot for União Micaelense as well. At a top tier level, i support FC Porto because Porto city has a lot in common with the place where i'm from.
A New Yorker supports the Yankees or the Giants or the Rangers or the Knicks, but who's to say in a few years it won't be the Tokyo Yankees?
A football team represents more than the monetary interests of its owner. It represents a place and a people, and it represents them in a way that is real and transcends the rhetorical speech of a player who's just won and was recently transferred in and is trying to gain the support of the fans by saying "BOSTON FANS ARE THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD! WOO!"
Ask Quaresma who he is and he'll tell you, he's a gypsy and damn proud of it, he'll never forget where he came from. Ask Ronaldo and he'll tell you, he's an islander and damn proud of it, he'll never forget where he came from.
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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 15:06:55 Reply

They didn't get the penalty, but they got the goal..and why is the ref holding a red card?

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At 6/25/10 03:03 PM, C-Hawk wrote

It is not that big of a deal. So what if teams can move it is there right and another team will be fonded and takes its place in the city.


Well we were dumb enough to think it was gonna happen.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 15:09:46 Reply

At 6/25/10 03:06 PM, HeavyTank wrote: They didn't get the penalty, but they got the goal..and why is the ref holding a red card?

because Torres acted like Ronaldo and simulated (badly, mind you) a foul and that got one of Chile's players expelled.
fuck you Torres.

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Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-25 15:09:51 Reply

At 6/25/10 03:06 PM, HeavyTank wrote: They didn't get the penalty, but they got the goal..and why is the ref holding a red card?

The Chilean player was sent off because he got two yellow cards :/