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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by matadorpoeta, May 15, 2006.

  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Well-Known Member

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    I used to like Barthez (and I'm a former Parisian), but his spitting on a Moroccan referee completely spoiled it for me. Besides, I think he's done.
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I used to like Barthez (and I'm a former Parisian), but his spitting on a Moroccan referee completely spoiled it for me. Besides, I think he's done.

    [​IMG]

    What a tosser
     
  3. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    england versus hungary right now on fox sports. 0-0 at halftime. becks looks sharp but the team lacks chemistry. they're playing 5 midfilders with carragher as an anchor and gerrard and lampard on at the same time. lampard missed a penalty which england should not have been awarded anyway.
     
  4. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    d'oh! just saw the final score! nevermind...[​IMG]
     
  5. Luc-Emmanuel

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    England didn't impress me. It's been almost 60 years since Hungary been a top football nation, plus england was playing at home and scored twice on freekicks with lose hungarian defence.

    !luc
     
  6. rdawson808

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    But you have to give Crouch pops for that turn. For such a tall guy it turns out he can use his feet pretty well.

    That PK attempt was pitiful. Couldn't have hit it worse. But I did think it was justified--little to no contact, but the defender went in with two feet with clear intentions.

    My luck with this game was that I went upstairs to check my email (hey, it was 0-0) and when I got back down it was 2-1. Nice.

    Is Italy playing any friendlies this week? I can't remember if I saw any scores from them, but would like to see how they are playing.

    bob
     
  7. romafan

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    Yes - the Azzurri will play two fellow qualifiers, Switzerland & the Ukraine, this week. Francesco returns against the Swiss....[​IMG]
     
  8. countdemoney

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    Yes - the Azzurri will play two fellow qualifiers, Switzerland & the Ukraine, this week. Francesco returns against the Swiss....[​IMG]

    No offense, but I was bad and bet my boss (italian descent) that the Azzurri would not make it out of their group.

    I think the match fixing scandal will distract them and take away from an otherwise fine team.
     
  9. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    Come on people, how did this thread die?

    England have Rooney back from his scan. Fit and ready to go.

    France lost Cisse in a warm-up match yesterday (Wed). Surgery was required.

    Thoughts? Does it change anything?

    bob
     
  10. romafan

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    Come on people, how did this thread die?

    England have Rooney back from his scan. Fit and ready to go.

    France lost Cisse in a warm-up match yesterday (Wed). Surgery was required.

    Thoughts? Does it change anything?

    bob


    Yes, Rooney's back, but I wouldn't say he's fit and ready to go - he hasn't played for six weeks, and I imagine his training has been very light. I'd be surprised if he plays in the opening round unless England looses their first game to Paraguay...

    Cisse is a big loss for France. Italy has seen a rash of injuries to the defense and midfield, most likely necessitating the inclusion of that brute, Materazzi, in their starting lineup. A number of other teams are pullng up lame as well - Ballack will miss Germany's opener....
     
  11. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    Italy has seen a rash of injuries to the defense and midfield, most likely necessitating the inclusion of that brute, Materazzi, in their starting lineup.


    And nothing could make me happier. Thankfully the USA is looking okay. No real injury problems (yet).

    bob
     
  12. rdawson808

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    Oh and now it's reported (maybe yesterday actually) that Nedved had to leave training after a knee problem after a collission with a teammate. Good lord, if the US goes into its group with Italy and the Czech Rep plagued by injuries, we could come out on top. And that would surely mean us avoiding Brazil in the second round. Brazil, Croaia, Australia, and Japan? Who takes second in that group?


    bob
     
  13. romafan

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    Oh and now it's reported (maybe yesterday actually) that Nedved had to leave training after a knee problem after a collission with a teammate. Good lord, if the US goes into its group with Italy and the Czech Rep plagued by injuries, we could come out on top. And that would surely mean us avoiding Brazil in the second round. Brazil, Croaia, Australia, and Japan? Who takes second in that group?


    bob


    Croatia
     
  14. romafan

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    And nothing could make me happier. Thankfully the USA is looking okay. No real injury problems (yet).

    bob


    Are you a fan of Marco Materazzi, or just happy for U.S. b/c he sucks? [​IMG]
     
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    Are you a fan of Marco Materazzi, or just happy for U.S. b/c he sucks? [​IMG]

    I don't know him at all. I'm just happy that their are injuries amongst the squads we are facing. [​IMG]

    bob
     
  16. javyn

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    I'm not a fan of soccer (or any sport), but I do want to see the world cup to watch how the self proclaimed sophisticated, morally superior Europeans in the stands treat the black players on the field, and show their true colors (no pun intended). I caught a glimpse of the behavior on Bryant Gumble's show last year, and have to say, it was sickening.
     
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    I'm not a fan of soccer (or any sport), but I do want to see the world cup to watch how the self proclaimed sophisticated, morally superior Europeans in the stands treat the black players on the field, and show their true colors (no pun intended). I caught a glimpse of the behavior on Bryant Gumble's show last year, and have to say, it was sickening.

    Oh, Neo-Nazi's here they come!

    Jon.

    I saw the special as well...sigh, WTF is wrong with people?
     
  18. romafan

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    I'm not a fan of soccer (or any sport), but I do want to see the world cup to watch how the self proclaimed sophisticated, morally superior Europeans in the stands treat the black players on the field, and show their true colors (no pun intended). I caught a glimpse of the behavior on Bryant Gumble's show last year, and have to say, it was sickening.

    Who are these self proclaimed sophisticated, morally superior Europeans? Are you saying the people you saw on BG's show claimed to be sophisticated and morally superior? Or are you making a ridiculous generalization about the population of an entire continent of diverse peoples and then ascribing the actions of some rascist cretins to them? Either way, have fun![​IMG]
     
  19. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    ridiculous generalization from a fat american pig.


    btw Image, the nationalist movement in Europe is picking up steam very quickly.

    the neo-nazis are now actively recruiting at the matches, and are making terrorist threats about bombing the stadiums if they keep letting blacks play.
     
  20. waldo pepper

    waldo pepper Well-Known Member

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    ridiculous generalization from a fat american pig.


    btw Image, the nationalist movement in Europe is picking up steam very quickly.

    the neo-nazis are now actively recruiting at the matches, and are making terrorist threats about bombing the stadiums if they keep letting blacks play.


    I don't know how you can paint all Europeans with the same brush.I am English and I don't feel European at all.It shows how ignorant you are if you think a Pole is the same culturally as a Swede,or an Italian like a Ukranian,or a Finn like a Portuguese.
    As for far right factions,its a bit rich coming from someone who has that right wing numb nuts as leader!
     

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