Thread: Footie Anyone?
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And I couldn't agree more, Val!
At least Germany's still in! Boring, dependable, solid old Germany. What will I ever do wihout you?
I write to Germany, I write to Germany
To Germany with love... Germany with love
[Edited on 20/6/2002 by Ungoliant]
Ha! I just saw a statement from FIFA boss Sepp Blatter. He admitted that Italy were robbed - he said that Tommasi's goal was legitimate (so Italy had the Golden Goal) and that Totti shouldn't have been sent off. He admitted that some of the linesmen's decisions during the WC had been 'disastrous', with a concentration of their mistakes on Italy's games.
Well I feel a bit better now. But I'm still not going to watch the WC anymore, unless Germany are playing. *goes off in a sulk, Italian style*
[Edited on 20/6/2002 by Ungoliant]
Don't know if I can stay awake another four hours just to watch Germany trounce my team.
[Edited on 21/6/2002 by StormyPete]
Credit also to your fans in Japan/Korea who have behaved extremely well. That, and the fact that you team is very, very young, must be the great points of England's WC. I suppose the win over the Argies is way up there somewhere too.
As for Germany - well done my luverlies! Agree with stormyPete, they were totally boring, totally lucky and totally German! A grim display as always, and without Kahn the Yanks would have won 6-1. Now try not to trip up in the semis.
I'm now an unofficial Korean. Go Korea!!!!
Now, who cares about how bad and boring the game was? What counts is the result, isn't it? And now we are as far as Brazil is now. And when Senegal kicks Turkey out we're the last remaining team from Europe.
Who thought of that in advance (certanly not me!)?
[Edited on 22/6/2002 by StormyPete]
I've supported Germany since I was a wee girlie. Actually fell seriously ill (due to crying my eyes out) after Italy beat West Germany in Espana '82.
As for Korea...well I'm totally disgusted. What cheats! Spain had 2 goals ruled out...but Korea won, as usual. I'm ashamed to be from the same continent as them.
[Edited on 22/6/2002 by Ungoliant]
Go Korea!!! And Turkey beat Senegal.
[Edited on 24/6/2002 by TomBombadillo]
I love you Germany!
There now! They weren't so boring, were they! Well, maybe just a bit - shades of the old ruthless & efficient German team there. Poor Ballack will miss the final though, but what a heroic sacrifice for the team. Well done!
Credit to Korea though, they ran their hearts out. Maybe I was too harsh on them earlier. Poor things looked so sad when they lost.
Don't be too sad Plastic. It's just as I said before and as I will continue to say: No matter how boring, uncreative or bad a team plays what counts is the results. And those have been quite well. By the way, only one goal against us during the whole tournament till now is quite good, I think.
Now it's just the question Brazil or Turkey. But either way it will be a great game on Sunday for me.
I hope there will be some support here. At least Ungoliant will do that (won't you?).
Final prediction - Germany A vs. Germany B (oops I meant Turkey).
After all that's said about Germany Plastic, you have to at least respect their achievements. They were totally written off before the finals, the team had very low expectations and key players were injured. The fact that they even made it past the group stages even surprised themselves. Teamwork, efficiency, dedication will always have a place in football - hats off to the team for recognising their limitations but still working their butts off to get to where they are today. Attacking, creative, South American or total football is sooo overrated.
Even Ballack has grown up to be a selfless team player. What heroes - him, Kahn (especially), Ramelow, Hamann (why can't Arsenal buy him from Liverpool?), Schneider & others! They're the true underdogs of this tournament, well done to them.
Great World Cup, this.
Come on Plastic, be a bit more enthusiastic... being a finalist is not all made up beacuse of luck.
I'll support anyone that plays against them, and if they win, oh well... I sure hope Turkey will play them. Didn't see the news yet. Has Brazil played them yet?
Well I said Germany B because almost half of the Turkish team are German born. And the Turkish team said that they owe the rise of Turkish football to Germany. If you look at the way the Turkish team play now, they do remind you of the old '80s West German team with Breitner, Littbarski, Briegel etc. Too bad they didn't have a Rummenigge today.
that not the support I meant. And by the way, Brazil played 1-0, too, and it was wuite a bad game. The didn't dominate it as much as they should. Seems, as if Ungoliant is my only support here. I will be happy on Sunday no matter how the game ends. A loss against Barzil is acceptable in any way and of something else I don't want to think now.
Whatever, GO BRAZIL!!!!!
Not sure which team I will root for.
But most probably the final will be boring. They always are. I just hope that Germany can put up a good fight.
It's amazing that Brazil & Germany have never met in the WC, let alone the final. This is Brazil's third successive final while Germany had the three before that.
France '98: Brazil 0 - 3 France
USA '94: Brazil (3)0 - 0(2) Italy (pens)
Italia '90: West Germany 1 - 0 Argentina
Mexico '86: West Germany 2 - 3 Argentina
Espana '82: West Germany 1 - 3 Italy
Argentina '78: Argentina (3)1 - 1(1) Holland (extra-time)
Munich '74: West Germany 2 - 1 Holland
"We should change everyone in the side apart from Oliver Kahn," growled Franz Beckenbauer. "If you put all the players in a sack and punched it, whichever player you hit would deserve it."
I got it in the mail yesterday from a German friend. Bloody Kaiser. T'was funny though.
Oh well, it's Brazil for the cup now for me.
No I don't really care, as long as the final is exciting. Let's hope for a golden goal.
Plus fans like me always get weepy & teary-eyed when watching the losing side afterwards. Remember Italy in Euro 2000? *sob* Or Italy & Sweden in this WC? Waaah!
Penalties are cool though. You only feel sorry for the bloke that misses instead of the entire side.
And how lucky are you Cirdan? In Japan! Wish I was there...
Cant wait for the third place playoff, the Koreans and Japs are preparing to go absolutely nuts!
Well done, good on you!
From all across Europe I can hear the cry, "Wait 'till 2006!"
At least with Brazil you have a proven football champion.
Hear hear! Long live Brazil!
I didn't hear that cry here yet.
Leeds going down? Sounds promising to me, Dirty, dirty Leeds...
My world is caving in. Will Leeds be sinking into the dark pit of oblivion once more
Life's not fair.
Lousy World Cup, glad it's over.
It had to be bloody Brazil, didn't it? The one team that I hate even more than ManYoo.
Looks like we're buying the entire Turkish team. According to the newspapers, we're eyeing Rustu (yum, pony-tailed replacement for Seaman perhaps?), Sas, Emre & Basturk. Well...as long as they get Rustu. Drool... come on the Arsenal!
Still, O'Leary's spent too much money (’60m in 4 years?) & has won nothing. Even that stinkin' nasty Blue outfit sacked Vialli after winning the FA Cup. Mind you, the English are a patient lot...he wouldn't have lasted half a season - let alone 4 years - in Serie A.