Old 19th June 2006, 06:20   #121
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World cup is soccer. Okay. I thought it was baseball or something

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Old 19th June 2006, 06:22   #122
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No, It's Football.. FOOTBALL!
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Old 19th June 2006, 06:30   #123
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Why don't people know what football is? Thought it was obvious myself. *sigh*
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Old 19th June 2006, 07:31   #124
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Ballack
Ronaldo
Ronaldinho
Adriano
Rooney
Beckham
Crouch
Henry
Raul
Totti
.........all grossly overrated, bloated muppets


Lahm
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............the real superstars of this World Cup so far
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Old 19th June 2006, 07:48   #125
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Old 21st June 2006, 07:46   #126
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What exactly is so hard about beating Sweden?

Next time we'll come to a 'gentleman's agreement', score 2 goals each after kickoff, then just pass the ball around for 85 mins. Which is what happens anyway.

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Old 21st June 2006, 09:20   #127
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Watched the Aussie game at an Australian pub this morning, it meant getting up at 6:30, having maybe 5 hours of sleep. Although they lost, it was a great time at the pub, and thumbs up for the few Brazilians fans that braved coming in.
there's australian pubs elsewhere in the world? that has breakfast beer?

fantastic i love it.

even the young & jackson pub can't be fucked doing that.(chloe is a slut)
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Old 21st June 2006, 22:21   #128
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there's australian pubs elsewhere in the world? that has breakfast beer?
Dunno if they have "breakfast" beers per say, jaz just started drinking. There's a link to the pub's site on his blog. http://www.rshall******hughma/
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Old 21st June 2006, 22:56   #129
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boring stalemate today, really a practice match for the reserves.

Anyway, watch out! The next two days will go right down to the wire & then there's the knockout stage coming up!
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Old 21st June 2006, 23:24   #130
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the good: this being a life or death game for the US has sparked intrest among American "fans"

the bad: American's think that since Ghana is some third world country in Africa we should walk all over them, but this is going to be a tough match

the ugly: a loss to a tiny country in Africa might lose more fans overall than the game itself gains.
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Old 22nd June 2006, 02:57   #131
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the bad: American's think that since Ghana is some third world country in Africa we should walk all over them, but this is going to be a tough match
Not true.
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Old 22nd June 2006, 21:06   #132
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No f*cking comment. Dunno who was a bigger clown, Poll, that idiot Tomas, or FIFA for allowing Kewell to play...

Good job Aussies anyway.
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Old 23rd June 2006, 11:39   #133
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How to make Americans appreciate soccer

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Old 23rd June 2006, 12:15   #134
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Most of those do cement the note that American sports are generally geared more towards the spectator than towards the sport itself. Which is fair enough, but I don't think the average football fan will accept these changes .

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Old 23rd June 2006, 14:27   #135
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Hehehe. I actually prefer soccer.

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Old 23rd June 2006, 14:32   #136
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Hehehe. I actually prefer football.

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Old 23rd June 2006, 14:34   #137
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I quite enjoy watching American Football, and quite frankly I'm not really "into" any team sports in particular. The World Cup is quite entertaining though.

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Old 23rd June 2006, 15:24   #138
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Most of those do cement the note that American sports are generally geared more towards the spectator than towards the sport itself. Which is fair enough, but I don't think the average football fan will accept these changes .
Well, American profesional sports are just that: a business. They tend to make little changes to the game to make them more "watchable" because that's what they're there for: to watch. The more people that watch the greater the return on their investment.
Most of the tweaks then filter down to th e collegiate and prep levels.
How big is collegiate soccer in the UK?


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Old 23rd June 2006, 16:42   #139
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By "collegiate", I assume you mean that sports scholarship thing you guys have over there? I'm not familiar with the term. We don't have that at all -- acceptance is generally on ability for the subject alone.

Also, people who play well enough to be professional at that age don't play for school teams, generally; they play for real teams.

Thing is that football over here is as much a business as American football is over there. Where American football (and so on) will tweak the game to make it easier to watch, football just has a traditional following over here.

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Well, American profesional sports are just that: a business. They tend to make little changes to the game to make them more "watchable" because that's what they're there for: to watch. The more people that watch the greater the return on their investment.
Most of the tweaks then filter down to th e collegiate and prep levels.
How big is collegiate soccer in the UK?
Case in point, the new rules to the NHL, hockey. (which didn't make a bit of difference in the viewers, but still).
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Old 23rd June 2006, 20:38   #141
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No f*cking comment. Dunno who was a bigger clown, Poll, that idiot Tomas, or FIFA for allowing Kewell to play...

Good job Aussies anyway.
It was a great game to watch though. Both teams were playing offensively most of the time.

Poll was quite generous in giving out yellow cards. And the three yellow cards thing was just stupid.

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Old 23rd June 2006, 20:48   #142
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or the NBA's constant tweaking...
Like the charge arc that makes it easier for players to dunk or in 1994–95 and 1995–96 when they moved the 3 pt arc in to the international line.

Or in baseball where they lowered the mound 6 inches in 1968 (making it easier to hit).

or when the NFL moved the Kickoff from the 40 to the 30 to get more returns.

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Thing is that football over here is as much a business as American football is over there. Where American football (and so on) will tweak the game to make it easier to watch, football just has a traditional following over here.
This is the difference between us and Europe in most respects.


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Old 23rd June 2006, 23:39   #143
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We speak normally and have pretty good dentists.

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This is the difference between us and Europe in most respects.


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Old 23rd June 2006, 23:54   #144
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Congrats to France

Now they're gonna face Spain which will turn out to be an absolute cracker of a game!
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Old 24th June 2006, 00:08   #145
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KNOCKOUT ROUND



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Old 24th June 2006, 07:14   #146
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Old 24th June 2006, 07:17   #147
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Old 24th June 2006, 11:28   #148
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Old 24th June 2006, 11:46   #149
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We have pretty good dentists - we just don't go!

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If you made this, it's not "The round of 16", it's the 2nd round.




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If you made this, it's not "The round of 16", it's the 2nd round.
It's from the official site, and "round of 16" is as correct as "second round".

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We have pretty good dentists - we just don't go!
Touche, as the French say when they're not saying "we surrender"
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Old 24th June 2006, 20:32   #153
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Germany in.
Next will be Argentina, Brazil, England.

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Damn, I thought Argentina was going to let me down there for a while.
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Germany in.
Next will be Argentina, Brazil, England.
Brazil?

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Old 24th June 2006, 22:09   #156
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I wouldn't be so sure either.
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Old 24th June 2006, 22:16   #157
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Brazil can beat Ghana, but I'm not sure how they will perform against France or Spain.
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Old 25th June 2006, 00:02   #158
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France hasn't surrendered yet?
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Nope, unlike the US.
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I've been waiting for W to invade Ghana in retaliation.
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