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    I've been a fan of the german team and FC BAYERN MUNICH since I was 7 or something...really looking forward to this World Cup, and likely coming to see a match or two if I can have my summer holiday then...

    I also wish all the best for the swedish team...swedish are better than us finns in just about every sport there is...
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    Originally posted by Jérôme Frenchise

    But I will be more sadistic: do you think that Argentina deserved to win in, er... 1986 (?) with a goal that was scored the way cameras showed it was?
    I mean, as soccer is the LAST sport that doesn't use video to clarify doubts on the field, would you go as far as asserting that winners always deserve their victories?
    God will never accept video decisions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Originally posted by Golden AWe
    I've been a fan of FC BAYERN MUNICH since I was 7 or something...
    I will now and forever hate you !


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    Originally posted by Golden AWe
    I've been a fan of the german team and FC BAYERN MUNICH since I was 7 or something...
    And I gave you 5 stars!! Gimme back!!
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    Originally posted by Golden AWe
    I also wish all the best for the swedish team...swedish are better than us finns in just about every sport there is...
    Though he played for Ajax (which I hate more then anything in the world) jari litmanen was a great player!

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    Bayern Munich is more fun to hate !

    Makkay is a cunt, so is the whole team !!

    lmao

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    Originally posted by Wawazat
    Bayern Munich is more fun to hate !

    Makkay is a cunt, so is the whole team !!

    lmao
    Makkay is not a cunt!! he scored three times against Ajax last year! The man is a hero!

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    Originally posted by jero
    Makkay is not a cunt!! he scored three times against Ajax last year! The man is a hero!
    if you see it that way, hm ok agree.

    more or less a cunt.

    You hating Ajax, me hating Bayern, gets us nowhere.

    Let´s find someone we both hate

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    Originally posted by Wawazat
    if you see it that way, hm ok agree.

    more or less a cunt.

    You hating Ajax, me hating Bayern, gets us nowhere.

    Let´s find someone we both hate
    We both hate Sammy Hagar, but we allready knew that!
    Let's think of something else then

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    Originally posted by jero
    Though he played for Ajax (which I hate more then anything in the world) jari litmanen was a great player!
    Indeed...he's still playing, but the injuries have totally slowed him down during the last 5-8 years...

    BTW, a funny thing about the german team has been that Bastian Schweinsteger has been more important to the national team than he's been to FC Bayern...well, now he's important to both teams...

    I enjoy the offensive style they have now that Klinsmann is the coach...the last Confederations cup was GRATE football earlier this year...for all the great teams involved...

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    Offensive style? The can't do any better. They want to attack but don't have enough quality!

    The next post will be from DLN :-)))

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    Originally posted by Golden AWe
    ...the last Confederations cup was GRATE football earlier this year...for all the great teams involved...
    Agree, and the best team won !

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    We might have a chance to win it all this year.
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    and we deserved it... [/B]
    You NEVER deserved it! Thats the problem. But Linecker is right about it!

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    Originally posted by DavidLeeNatra
    1982 was really a pain in the ass that those fucking italians who played the most horrible football won the cup...getting into the second round without any victory...the semi final was a real classic and we won it because of our fighting spirit, and a french team shitting their pants when rummenigge came on the field...fuck schumacher for his foul on battiston...
    Ahem! The French led by 3:1, and could have killed the match with Battiston if Schumacher hadn't knocked him down (4 broken teeth, etc)... Everybody saw it, safe the referree.
    Anyway, the French would have been defeated by the Italian team in the final as well.

    1986 argentina...we were too exhausted again...and schumacher had a "blackout"...
    Schumacher was a dirty bloke.
    They may have been exhausted, but do you remember how Maradona scored?

    winners ALWAYS deserve their victories...as long as they're germans
    You fortunately let a few nations win now and then... Thanks for the leftovers!
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    so we are three here to hate bayern münchen...

    and GA...you come close to berlin this summer, we'll meet! :bottle:
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    Originally posted by Jérôme Frenchise
    Ahem! The French led by 3:1, and could have killed the match with Battiston if Schumacher hadn't knocked him down (4 broken teeth, etc)...
    hey jérôme, you get nothing for "could's" and "if's" in life...and especially not in football...ask our dutch neighbour....he simply knows ALL about THAT...

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    Originally posted by DavidLeeNatra
    hey jérôme, you get nothing for "could's" and "if's" in life...and especially not in football...ask our dutch neighbour....he simply knows ALL about THAT...
    LMAO!

    Jérôme the ref in that game was Dutch And you're right

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    Originally posted by DavidLeeNatra
    you get nothing for "could's" and "if's" in life...and especially not in football...ask our dutch neighbour....he simply knows ALL about THAT...
    Originally posted by jero
    the ref in that game was Dutch And you're right
    OK. I admit it, DLN, you won't ever change "history", but as Jero visibly saw the same match - just as you did, but with "German eyes" - I guess many observers remember about that incredible theft that was the Manschaft's victory over the "Blue" in the rotten 1982 semi-final. Sure it was Germany who played against Italy a few days later, but I don't think that it's all that counts.
    I mean, I happen to be French, but I'm not speaking as a French man - which would be silly, and I'm really no chauvinist. It's just because I remember how it happened, plus the numerous replays I've seen ever since (French journalists are so masochist! ): to a neutral observer, it's obvious the German didn't deserve to get through.
    It's that old opposition between the letter and the spirit, isn't it?
    The letter: Germany qualified 3:3 (what's the score after "penalties"?).
    The spirit: the German goal-keeper was allowed by the referee to act like a mad wrestler on the field, he was not excluded, etc.
    So, certain results really look like thefts, though they are official... That's where soccer particularly stinks.

    I also remember a tennis semi-final in Rome, in 1986 or 88, I'm not sure... Yannick Noah was serving a match point (one set all, 6:5, 40:15). Yann served an ace right on the intersection of the middle and serve lines. A good dozen replays, Noah getting mad, Lendl knowing it so well that the serve had hit the line, but both the line and chair referees never changed their fucked up minds. So, the official result was Lendl d. Noah, but the fucking truth was exactly the opposite.
    That was not as important as a World Cup semi-final, but I think both injustices are basically similar. Some sports results are to be taken carefully.
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    Originally posted by DavidLeeNatra
    so we are three here to hate bayern münchen...

    and GA...you come close to berlin this summer, we'll meet! :bottle:
    That's a deal!

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    Originally posted by Golden AWe
    That's a deal!
    Don't forget to wear your Bayern Munich shirt Golden Awe!

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    Originally posted by Golden AWe
    That's a deal!
    I know some good table dance bars down here

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    Originally posted by Wawazat
    Good luck anyway, i would really like to see Australia survive the first round along with Brazil.

    An outsider going strong, hey you never know
    Our main priority has got to be Japan in the first game. A win against them will set us up for entry into the 2nd round. Keeping Brazil scoreless almost like how the Yanks did in 1994 World Cup will be a tremendous achievement...but I'm just proud our boys will be playing them on the world stage. A showdown with Croatia will be awesome! We really got nothing lose.
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    Originally posted by Grant
    Our main priority has got to be Japan in the first game. A win against them will set us up for entry into the 2nd round. Keeping Brazil scoreless almost like how the Yanks did in 1994 World Cup will be a tremendous achievement...but I'm just proud our boys will be playing them on the world stage. A showdown with Croatia will be awesome! We really got nothing lose.
    No worries Grant, with a coach like yours you will survive the first round!
    is that grant Fisher???

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    Originally posted by jero
    No worries Grant, with a coach like yours you will survive the first round!
    is that grant Fisher???
    Thanks jero! Guus is pretty much a hero to us for coming on to take the job as coach in only a few months leading up the qualifier and gaining the trust of the players and the nation to knock the Uruguayians out. After the 2nd leg match when we got through, the crowd chanted his name from afar. He is confident we can do well next year.
    Nah, no this is not the Grant Fisher. That's always caused problems for me here lol.

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    Originally posted by Grant
    Thanks jero! Guus is pretty much a hero to us for coming on to take the job as coach in only a few months leading up the qualifier and gaining the trust of the players and the nation to knock the Uruguayians out. After the 2nd leg match when we got through, the crowd chanted his name from afar. He is confident we can do well next year.
    Nah, no this is not the Grant Fisher. That's always caused problems for me here lol.
    I've seen the game on TV here in Holland. It was broadcasted live (because of Guus) and afterwards we had quite a party!

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    Everybody was high on Old Gouda

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    Originally posted by Wawazat
    Everybody was high on Old Gouda
    hell yes man! And Holland is famous for some other things to!

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    Originally posted by jero
    I've seen the game on TV here in Holland. It was broadcasted live (because of Guus) and afterwards we had quite a party!
    Looks like we'll be playing a friendly before the Cup.
    Try and take it easy on us,I don't fancy heading into June without any confidence after taking a battering from you guys.
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    Damnit, it just sucks that I can't go to Germany next year! Like Bon Scott once said: Ain't no fun waitin round to be a millionaire!!!!
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    You will not get tickets anyway, it´s a fookin lottery

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    Originally posted by Wawazat
    You will not get tickets anyway, it´s a fookin lottery
    Yep! No way we can see it live, or pay € 1250 for a ticket on the black market. But I rather invest that in beers and some other stuff and watch it on TV

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    Originally posted by Wawazat
    You will not get tickets anyway, it´s a fookin lottery
    The tickets for us went on sale today. I'd like to go but are more inclined to save my money...unless I get to be amongst those stunning female Brazilian fans.

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    Originally posted by Grant
    The tickets for us went on sale today. I'd like to go but are more inclined to save my money...unless I get to be amongst those stunning female Brazilian fans.
    I know what you mean Grant!

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    Originally posted by Grant
    The tickets for us went on sale today. I'd like to go but are more inclined to save my money...unless I get to be amongst those stunning female Brazilian fans.
    I know what you mean Grant!

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    Jerome,

    It was a couple of French who came up with the WC:

    No other sporting event captures the world's imagination like the FIFA World Cup ™. Ever since the first tentative competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA's flagship has constantly grown in popularity and prestige.


    Jules Rimet
    (Copyright FIFA)
    A group of visionary French football administrators, led in the 1920s by the innovative Jules Rimet, are credited with the original idea of bringing the world's strongest national football teams together to compete for the title of World Champions. The original gold trophy bore Jules Rimet's name and was contested three times in the 1930s, before the Second World War put a 12-year stop to the competition.

    When it resumed, the FIFA World Cup™ rapidly advanced to its undisputed status as the greatest single sporting event of the modern world. Held since 1958 alternately in Europe and the Americas, the World Cup broke new ground with the Executive Committee's decision in May 1996 to select Korea and Japan as co-hosts for the 2002 edition.

    Since 1930, the 16 tournaments have seen only seven different winners. However, the FIFA World Cup™ has also been punctuated by dramatic upsets that have helped create footballing history - the United States defeating England in 1950, North Korea's defeat of Italy in 1966, Cameroon's emergence in the 1980s and their opening match defeat of the Argentinean cup-holders in 1990....

    Today, the FIFA World Cup™ holds the entire global public under its spell. An accumulated audience of over 37 billion people watched the France 98 tournament, including approximately 1.3 billion for the final alone, while over 2.7 million people flocked to watch the 64 matches in the French stadia.

    After all these years and so many changes, however, the main focus of the FIFA World Cup™ remains the same - the glistening golden trophy, which is the embodiment of every footballer's ambition.
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    Originally posted by DavidLeeNatra
    you deserve to win if you do win...did george foreman deserve to win against ali in the rumble of the jungle because he was the harder puncher? football is a simple game...you score...you win...

    or to quote the one and only... "Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end,
    the Germans win." -- Gary Lineker

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    Originally posted by Seshmeister
    No way...

    Especially 2002 you were miserable.
    Don't forget 74!

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    Holland should start practising their penalty kicks 8 hours a day from now!

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    Originally posted by jero
    I know what you mean Grant!
    That hotel the brazilian team choose this year and will be next year for the first round is not far from my home.

    There will be lots of female fans again in 2006 , now am i just lucky


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