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Straggler
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Message 211 of 291 (566660)
06-25-2010 4:00 PM
Reply to: Message 210 by onifre
06-25-2010 3:48 PM


Re: Soccer at its best
Personally a "soccer" match isn't worth watching unless I have my tutu on and am allowed to do the sugar plum fairy dance around the pub for the duration of the national anthems.

You too?!

You tootoo?

(sad pun intended)

You didn't miss much. The guys on the cheerleading squad just got to hang out with the hottest girls in the school, grab them and toss them around, lift them up by their crotch and stare up their skirts all day.

Yeeeurrrrgh! Poor bastards.

How gay!

(**Straggler minces over to the guys in the cheerleading team and pirouettes provocatively in his pink frilly tutu before undertaking the Englich national anthem***)

"God save our gracious queen........"

FART.


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onifre
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Message 212 of 291 (566669)
06-25-2010 4:55 PM
Reply to: Message 207 by Straggler
06-25-2010 12:24 PM


Re: Nail Biter
Sunday will be massive.

Who do you favor with Argentina/Mexico? Mexico has been playing very well.

Oni's dream results:

US beats Ghana, Uruguay beats S. Korea, US beats Uruguay and faces Brasil in the Semi-finals.

Spain beats Portugal, Paraguay beats Japan, Spain beats Paraguay and faces Argentina in the Semi-finals.

Reality kicks in at this point and Brasil beats US, Spain beats Argentina, Spain faces Brasil in the finals. Argentina beats US for 3rd place. Spain wins the whole fuckin' thing! Ole!

- Oni


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Straggler
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Message 213 of 291 (566673)
06-25-2010 6:15 PM
Reply to: Message 212 by onifre
06-25-2010 4:55 PM


Re: Nail Biter
Who do you favor with Argentina/Mexico?

Argentina.

Mexico has been playing very well.

Once you get to knockout stages group form goes out the window.

Reality kicks in at this point and Brasil beats US, Spain beats Argentina, Spain faces Brasil in the finals. Argentina beats US for 3rd place. Spain wins the whole fuckin' thing! Ole!

Obvioulsy wrong. England after beating Germany and Argentina stuff Spain on penalties in the semis and then frustrate Brazil into submission in the final.

INGERLAAAND INGERRLANNND INNNGGGGEEERRLLLLAAAAAAAAND


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Jumped Up Chimpanzee
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Message 214 of 291 (566726)
06-26-2010 9:20 AM
Reply to: Message 207 by Straggler
06-25-2010 12:24 PM


Re: Nail Biter
The tension mounts........ (I have no finger-nails left as it is and cannot see them growing back by Sunday)

Have no fear. Enjoy the game. All will be good.


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cavediver
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Message 215 of 291 (566748)
06-26-2010 3:50 PM
Reply to: Message 212 by onifre
06-25-2010 4:55 PM


Re: Nail Biter
Great penalty Now just make the next 16 minutes count!!!

ABE: sorry guys - don't know what happened to you in the first half of extra-time. It was a good come-back in the 2nd, but too late I'm afraid...

Edited by cavediver, : No reason given.


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Huntard
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Posts: 2870
From: Limburg, The Netherlands
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Message 216 of 291 (566752)
06-26-2010 5:01 PM


Yanks...
Yer out!

You fought for it, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Ghana goes through to the next round!


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Taz
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Message 217 of 291 (566769)
06-27-2010 1:07 AM
Reply to: Message 216 by Huntard
06-26-2010 5:01 PM


Re: Yanks...
I heard that Ghana has illegally developed nuclear weapons. The best course of action right now for us is a full preemptive strike against this evil threat against freedom. We need to save the world from Ghana's evil by wiping it off the face of the Earth.
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Huntard
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Message 218 of 291 (566779)
06-27-2010 10:49 AM


So far so good
That was an entertaining first hlaf.

I thought Ingerland was going to get thoroughly pwned by Ze Germans, but they really came back into the game.

Shame of the second goal for England, this is why we should get electronic aides.

Anyway, I hope the second half will be just as exciting.


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Huntard
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Message 219 of 291 (566788)
06-27-2010 11:50 AM


The second half was also enjoyable to watch.

England got thoroughly pwned afterall.

Final score Germany 4 - 1 England.

Germany is on to the next round!

Tomorrow, it's time for the Dutch again.


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cavediver
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Message 220 of 291 (566789)
06-27-2010 11:52 AM
Reply to: Message 218 by Huntard
06-27-2010 10:49 AM


Re: So far so good
We were completely outclassed by Germany - they had the lesser possession but did so much with it at the critical moments. Our attack wasn't bad, but it lacked the speed and power that was required. Defense was... well, what defense?

Well done Germany - no need to mention the you-know-what of the first half, it doesn't affect things, thankfully...


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Dr Adequate
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Message 221 of 291 (566795)
06-27-2010 1:50 PM
Reply to: Message 207 by Straggler
06-25-2010 12:24 PM


Re: Nail Biter
My heart says 2-1 England, My head says 1-0 Germany.

You should have listened to your liver.


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Jumped Up Chimpanzee
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Message 222 of 291 (566829)
06-28-2010 4:18 AM
Reply to: Message 207 by Straggler
06-25-2010 12:24 PM


Re: Nail Biter
A young, enthusiastic, naive JUC said:
Have no fear. Enjoy the game. All will be good.

An old, grey, wizened JUC says: "Fuck."


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Jumped Up Chimpanzee
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Message 223 of 291 (566831)
06-28-2010 4:28 AM
Reply to: Message 219 by Huntard
06-27-2010 11:50 AM


Go Dutch!
Good luck to your team. I'd like to see Holland do well. You've started well without attracting too much attention. Dark horses.

I suppose this is as good an opportunity as any to ask, but I've never known why you have 2 completely different names for your country, neither of which seem to relate to the word Dutch. (I don't even know if "Dutch" is a Dutch word or an English one.)

Please cure my ignorance.


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caffeine
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Message 224 of 291 (566832)
06-28-2010 5:14 AM
Reply to: Message 223 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee
06-28-2010 4:28 AM


Re: Go Dutch!
Good luck to your team. I'd like to see Holland do well. You've started well without attracting too much attention. Dark horses.

They haven't drawn much attention because they've been balls. Winning an easy group by playing not quite as bad as your opposition doesn't amount to 'starting well'. They won't face any serious opposition till the quarter finals though, so they have plenty of time to raise their game.

I'm so happy not to live in England now. Just imagining the endless chorus of self-pitying lamentations about the disallowed goal, as if it mattered in the face of how totally outclassed we were, sends shivers down my spine.


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Huntard
Member (Idle past 191 days)
Posts: 2870
From: Limburg, The Netherlands
Joined: 09-02-2008


Message 225 of 291 (566833)
06-28-2010 5:16 AM
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06-28-2010 4:28 AM


Re: Go Dutch!
Jumped Up Chimpanzee writes:

Good luck to your team. I'd like to see Holland do well. You've started well without attracting too much attention. Dark horses.


Thank you. Although in recent years, they do have the tendency to fuck up when it really matters, ah well, we'll see.

I suppose this is as good an opportunity as any to ask, but I've never known why you have 2 completely different names for your country, neither of which seem to relate to the word Dutch. (I don't even know if "Dutch" is a Dutch word or an English one.)

Please cure my ignorance.


The word "Dutch" is derived from the language "Diets" (pronounced a bit like deeds in English). "Diets" was the language spoken around these parts during the middle ages. I guess it just kinda stuck in your language. We refer to ourselves as "The Netherlands", or sometimes, those damned northerners will just call it "Holland", which technically is just the name of two provinces (North and south), but since these two were the most powerful back when our country became kinda one nation, and during the "golden age" of our country (when we whooped your navy's butt), that kinda stuck too. As far as I know, non-English speaking nation refer to us as "The Netherlands", but in their own language of course. In German it's "Die Niederlande" (I think you can see the resemblance), in French it's "Pays-bas" (meaning "low country").

Hope that helped a bit. Anything else you'd like to know?


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