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World Cup 2010

Postby Luke » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:18 am

Things are starting to get interesting in World Cup 2010! The Good, The Bad, The Ugly….

Huuuge games tomorrow for the English and U.S. teams. I wish them both luck.

Stateside much has been made of the disallowed goal at the end of U.S. v. Slovenia. My take: good and bad breaks will even out. The U.S. goal to tie England was the Good break. The disallowed goal, the Bad.

The Ugly?

It’s got to be team France. I can’t think of a bigger debacle/embarrassment/disgrace in any sport in recent history .

I feel for their fans. This black eye won’t fade away any time soon. The 2006 Zidane headbutt has now been relegated to the back burner...
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby dyitto » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:29 pm

So what do your streets look like these days?

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby tarek » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:05 pm

I was in Paris today, watched today's matches unfold on the giant screen next to the Eiffel tower. Seeing so many different nationalities wearing their national teams' shirts was just brilliant. Face painting, flags & cheering had a heavy presence obviously :D . There were even few Vuvuzelas, adding to the humming noise coming from the screens :x . This period every 4 years is just beautiful.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby ttt » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:43 pm

hehe...! French & Italy, both that was on the final last WC – 2006, received ticket to... GO HOME. hehe...he... :D

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Luke » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:18 pm

dyitto wrote:So what do your streets look like these days?

Nothing nearly so festive, Evert. Although the bandwagon is starting to fill up a bit, futbol in America remains a second class citizen. There are a lot of "haters" here, too bad for them.

BTW, congrats on the Netherlands dominating your group. With France and Italy already out, you guys are looking good.

Some fantastic matches already. The second half of Italy/Slovakia was amazing today, and yesterday was a miracle on the pitch for U.S.A. Incredible stuff.

Big matches every day: South America is coming on strong, Brazil/Portugal and Chile/Spain tomorrow; Argentina is a force. One of England/Germany soon to be out. Good luck England!

tarek, thanks for the evocative report from the Eiffel Tower. That must be a great scene these days.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Luke » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:15 pm

Netherlands 2-1 over Brazil!

Evert, you guys must be rockin' out over there!
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby dilin1984 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:11 am

After long years wait Spain did it in style, above all they were the team who deserved it. Hope these guys will take next one also to there home.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby 999_Springs » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:37 pm

Luke451 wrote:The Ugly?

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Enough said.

Luke451 wrote:Stateside much has been made of the disallowed goal at the end of U.S. v. Slovenia.

Doesn't compare to that goal Lampard scored against Germany to make it 2-2.

Note: Above member is a spambot. Look at its sig. EXTERMINATE
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re: spammer

Postby Pat » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:56 am

999_Springs wrote:dilin1984 is a spambot. Look at its sig. EXTERMINATE
{edit: URL removed 2010.Dec.5 from dilin1984's post}

and ferb82 is likewise a spammer

    but i've been unable to convince our Administrator---
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby 999_Springs » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:46 pm

If that doesn't convince our administrator I wonder how much time he spends replying to all those spam messages in his inbox.

Likewise these two.

You're a moderator, so you could just delete the posts even though you can't delete accounts?
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re: spam

Postby Pat » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:36 pm

999_Springs wrote:You're a moderator, so you could just delete the posts even though you can't delete accounts?


the new forum is blessed with an active Administrator -- and he's the one who sets policy

    if i start deleting posts which seem to me like spam
    while the Administrator thinks otherwise --
    how long do you suppose i'll still be a Moderator ?
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby 999_Springs » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:37 pm

Back in the days of the old forum, there was a lot of hideous trash popping up in the interactive games section. They all got instantly deleted (not moved), even when they were sudoku-related. I suspect same policy is going on in this board's interactive games section. g.r.emlin is still a mod. I don't see how it can't be extended to other forums.
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