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Modulous
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Message 91 of 101 (327360)
06-29-2006 12:04 AM
Reply to: Message 89 by FliesOnly
06-28-2006 2:46 PM


ref!
but some of the calls were such obvious bullshit, that a blind man would have seen em.

Heh - That's the spirit! This is identical to what everyone in England was saying June 24 2004 when we got knocked out of Euro 2004 by the hosts, Portugal. Its a universal constant - the referees are out to get {insert the team you support here}, and their calls are always biased against them.

Actually, some interesting studies have gone into referee bias. I remember one that suggested refs favour the home team slightly. In an international that might translate to favouring the favourites slightly, or whomever has the loudest crowd.


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BMG
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Message 92 of 101 (327742)
06-30-2006 11:01 AM
Reply to: Message 91 by Modulous
06-29-2006 12:04 AM


Re: ref!
Heh - That's the spirit!

Always the right words for the occasion. A wit that pierces the strongest of skins. :)

Anywho, the quarterfinals are set to begin.

Germany v Argentina is first up
Then Italy v Ukraine (Go Italia!)

Tomorrow, England v Portugal
and Brazil v France, a rematch of the '98 final.

These look incredibly exciting. Oh, no time now, game is on!


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cavediver
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Message 93 of 101 (328023)
07-01-2006 2:23 PM


I think all that needs to be said is...
Arse

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mark24
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Message 94 of 101 (328026)
07-01-2006 2:32 PM
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07-01-2006 2:23 PM


Re: I think all that needs to be said is...
Double & Triple Arse.


There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those that understand binary, & those that don't

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Alan Fox
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Message 95 of 101 (328057)
07-01-2006 4:59 PM
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07-01-2006 2:32 PM


Re: I think all that needs to be said is...
Allez les Bleus, Allez les Bleus, Allez, Allez!

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Message 96 of 101 (328064)
07-01-2006 5:48 PM
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07-01-2006 4:59 PM


Re: I think all that needs to be said is...
I was watching this game with 3 other people. I was the only one that was betting for the French.

And I can't believe England got beaten earlier today, even if it was during the penalties. Seriously, in both games today the teams that nobody thought were going to win won.


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MangyTiger
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Message 97 of 101 (328138)
07-01-2006 9:13 PM
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07-01-2006 2:23 PM


Re: I think all that needs to be said is...
Feck


Oops! Wrong Planet

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BMG
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Message 98 of 101 (328831)
07-04-2006 5:59 PM


Italia! Italia!
Viva Italia! Viva Italia!

Not bad for a bunch of "greasy" and "lazy" Italians, eh? ;)


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RickJB
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Message 99 of 101 (328837)
07-04-2006 6:36 PM
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07-04-2006 5:59 PM


Re: Italia! Italia!
Oooh, those German players are going to be smarting tonight. A harsh way to lose.

Two great Italian goals, though.


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Mammuthus
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Message 100 of 101 (328873)
07-05-2006 4:42 AM
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07-04-2006 6:36 PM


Re: Italia! Italia!
Living in Munich I have to say the fans and general public took the loss in good stride. No major fights and the Italian fans and German fans did not go out and kill each other on the streets after the game. The commentators and the people in my office are a bit subdued today however. I just tell them as a half American half Spaniard my combined team performance sucked :)

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Legend
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Message 101 of 101 (329659)
07-07-2006 5:20 PM
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07-04-2006 6:36 PM


Re: Italia! Italia!
well, back in Message 5 I said:

quote:
watch out for Italy too.

...does that count as a prophecy? ;)


"In life, you have to face that some days you'll be the pigeon and some days you'll be the statue."

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