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someotherguy



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,12:42   

USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,12:46   

You should check the John Oliver segment of yesterday's Daily Show...

EDIT: linky

And France will suck, as always!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,13:09   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 12 2010,12:46)
You should check the John Oliver segment of yesterday's Daily Show...

EDIT: linky

And France will suck, as always!

oh god, that was brilliant!  Thanks!

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,14:23   

Is "worldcup" that the game where little men in shorts run back and forth alot without ever doing anything interesting?

The one with the drunks puking in the stands and then killing someone?

I have heard about it.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,14:35   

I've got no patriotism for you, but I can manage childish taunts.

Soccer is a game for 22 or so overpaid bottom dwelling scumbags who think that kicking an inflated bladder about a field somehow entitles them to the entirely unwarranted adulation that the simpering hoardes of fuckwitted slatterns and slackjaws bestow upon them.

In other words, it's not a real sport like rugby. So fuck them, and all who sail in them.

However, we will not be talking about the rugby because some upstart nation of abo bothering convicts has tucked up dear old England again. The fuckers.

Good thing I'm not bitter.

Louis

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tsig



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,16:05   

Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,16:06   

Quote (tsig @ June 12 2010,22:05)
Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe  if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,16:11   

Quote (Louis @ June 12 2010,22:06)
Quote (tsig @ June 12 2010,22:05)
Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe  if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,17:07   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ June 12 2010,22:11)
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Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe  if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

No, you beat us in the rugby recently. Your punishment is to stay until at least the semi finals.

And you have to watch the matches. All of them. Even the obscure ones.

Louis

ETA: Anyway, your lot won the damn thing in 1998, which is at least in recent memory. The last time our shower of overrated cockends managed to lift the trophy was 1966 and they still won't shut up about 44 years later.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,17:35   

Quote (Louis @ June 12 2010,23:07)
 
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Quote (Louis @ June 12 2010,22:06)
   
Quote (tsig @ June 12 2010,22:05)
     
Quote (someotherguy @ June 12 2010,12:42)
USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe  if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

No, you beat us in the rugby recently. Your punishment is to stay until at least the semi finals.

And you have to watch the matches. All of them. Even the obscure ones.

Louis

I can understand you guys. If I were French or British I wouldn't enjoy watching the world cup, either.






How's that for a childish taunt?

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1of63



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,17:43   

Speaking as a newly-naturalized Yankee colonist I have to say do find it hard to open the eyes of the locals - brought up on a diet of Armored Rugby and rounders - to the finer points of the Beautiful Game.

Rugby itself, of course, is a sort of brawl concocted by a bunch of public school yahoos who were too inbred to be able kick a ball and run with it at the same time. "Oh, I say!  Just pick up the dashed thing!  Haw, haw, haw!"

Under the circs, a one-all draw is a result even if the keeper gifted the Yanks a goal.

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dhogaza



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:22   

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After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.


Not to mention the English goalkeeper ...

  
dhogaza



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:23   

And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

  
Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:43   

BWA HA HA! :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,18:44   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

"Teh ball was wet and slippery." (Oops. Should be setting an example here...) :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,20:19   

Quote (Kristine @ June 12 2010,18:44)
Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

"Teh ball was wet and slippery." (Oops. Should be setting an example here...) :p

But it's hard to drop a post...

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1of63



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,20:27   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

So you're saying that Rugby players - armored or otherwise - are wankers but soccer players aren't?  :p

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1of63



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(Permalink) Posted: June 12 2010,20:30   

Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:22)
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After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.


Not to mention the English goalkeeper ...

Hey!  What are you complaining about?  He's the reason the Yanks have a goal.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,02:13   

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USA vs. England is set to start in less than hour.  To all of you Anglo-Saxons out there, allow me, an up-jumped Yankee colonist, to apologize for the brutal, humiliating defeat you are about to experience!   :p

A 1 to 1 tie.

After watching most of the game I now know why soccer(football) fans are drunks.

A draw? Good. Maybe  if we can get knocked out early the entire nation can shut the fuck up about the loathesome, overrated nonsense that is soccer.

Louis

Hear, hear!

Can't France just drop it off as well?

No, you beat us in the rugby recently. Your punishment is to stay until at least the semi finals.

And you have to watch the matches. All of them. Even the obscure ones.

Louis

I can understand you guys. If I were French or British I wouldn't enjoy watching the world cup, either.






How's that for a childish taunt?

Spot on you win one internet and a go on Arden.

Louis

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,02:15   

Quote (Kristine @ June 13 2010,00:43)
BWA HA HA! :p

Made me laugh too.

Fingers crossed we lose a couple and get booted out at the group stages. I can't abide the chirpy delusional optimism that infects the nation at World Cup time. It's positively unBritish.

Louis

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,02:31   

Quote (1of63 @ June 13 2010,02:27)
Quote (dhogaza @ June 12 2010,18:23)
And earlier today, speaking to a friend who was reading about the history of the game ...

Mathchick: "I never realized how much football (soccer) rules are tied up with Victorian terror of masturbation"

Dhogaza: "that's why they can't use their hands?"

So you're saying that Rugby players - armored or otherwise - are wankers but soccer players aren't?  :p

Yes. I mean no. I mean....

....Sod it. I'm off to the pub.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,04:29   

Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy4mK0my04E

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,04:48   

Quote (1of63 @ June 12 2010,17:43)
Speaking as a newly-naturalized Yankee colonist I have to say do find it hard to open the eyes of the locals - brought up on a diet of Armored Rugby and rounders - to the finer points of the Beautiful Game.

Rugby itself, of course, is a sort of brawl concocted by a bunch of public school yahoos who were too inbred to be able kick a ball and run with it at the same time. "Oh, I say!  Just pick up the dashed thing!  Haw, haw, haw!"

Under the circs, a one-all draw is a result even if the keeper gifted the Yanks a goal.

I wisely ignore all the other comments and declare that 1of63 accurately catches the essence of the Rugby vs. Football controversy. Carrying an oblong, unkickable object around, football?

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,04:56   

Quote (1of63 @ June 12 2010,23:43)
[SNIP]

Rugby itself, of course, is a sort of brawl concocted by a bunch of public school yahoos who were too inbred to be able kick a ball and run with it at the same time. "Oh, I say!  Just pick up the dashed thing!  Haw, haw, haw!"

[SNIP]

I missed this earlier.

I beg to differ. We're not inbred. Other than that...carry on.

Louis

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ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,06:44   

Quote (Peter Henderson @ June 13 2010,05:29)
Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

Oh, we're aware of it.  It even made the Daily Show, as SD mentioned above.

Soccer/Football is just not high on our sports hierarchy.  It has gained some popularity, but it still ranks down on the list.  If a miracle occurred and the US team made the finals I think it would generate a lot of excitement.  

Right now we are in the midst of the NBA finals.  My Celtics are playing the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in game 5.

BEAT LA!   BEAT LA!   BEAT LA!

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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,06:57   

Quote (Peter Henderson @ June 13 2010,04:29)
Do the Americans even realise the world cup is taking place ?

True story.  Four years ago, I was managing the transfer of several production lines out of a factory in Monterrey, Mexico. I had a status conference call scheduled to overlap with one of the Mexican team's World Cup games. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that the call needed to end early.  No ifs, ands, or buts. It did and I even watched a little of the game.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,06:57   

Quote (ppb @ June 13 2010,12:44)
[SNIP]

Soccer/Football is just not high on our sports hierarchy.  It has gained some popularity, but it still ranks down on the list.  

[SNIP]

One thing the Americans have got spectacularly right.

Louis

ETA: My ranking runs thusly: ....scrofula, soccer, scabes....

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,07:01   

Quote (carlsonjok @ June 13 2010,12:57)
[SNIP]

...I even watched a little of the game.

Your pain. I feels it.

Louis

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Peter Henderson



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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,07:38   

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I even watched a little of the game


Really, you lot need educating about the beautiful game, you really do.

although we did'ne qualify this time, we've had our fair share of triumphs. 1982 in particular when we beat the mighty Spain and eventually got to the quarter finals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1085nzrIeIU

We've even beaten England on the odd occasion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpD5SlNs2Ac&feature=related


and Norn Iron did produce one of the best footballers (not saccer players) of all time:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4380332.stm

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Former football star George Best has died in hospital at the age of 59 after suffering multiple organ failure.
Best, who was admitted eight weeks ago with flu-like symptoms, died at 1255 GMT. London's Cromwell Hospital said it ended "a long and very valiant fight".

Son Calum, 24, who had kept a bedside vigil, said: "Not only have I lost my Dad... we've all lost a wonderful man."

The ex-Manchester United and Northern Ireland star is to be buried in Belfast beside his mother, Ann, late next week.

Best's father Dickie, 87, who was among relatives at his bedside overnight, asked for the family to be left to grieve in peace.


He died far too young:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAaNUVKWBmM&NR=1

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 13 2010,08:02   

Quote (Peter Henderson @ June 13 2010,07:38)
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I even watched a little of the game


Really, you lot need educating about the beautiful game, you really do.

I actually played youth soccer back in the early to mid-1970s, right when it was starting up in earnest here in the United States.  I wasn't very good at it and, after 6 years, switched over to Little League baseball.....only to find out I wasn't very good at that either.

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