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Offline anniebc

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World cup
« on: June 11, 2010, 07:25:20 PM »
I'm  great soccer fan and have just finished watching the South Africa and Mexico game (I had to record it because of the ridiculous time it's on here).

South Africa did themselves proud and played a great game, Khune got the best save of the match and SA scored the first goal of the World cup, so they have to be happy with that.

I actually have Mexico down for the Quarter Finals...but time will tell.

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Re: World cup
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 09:19:31 PM »
Good luck to your team Jan, hope we get to see some good matches.  When I was in England and they had elimination matches, Emma and others were very much into it.  So many folks worldwide are such fans and almost none of those folks care a lick about baseball, that's for sure.  :)  But Jan did get to see her first ball game last August!

Have fun all you soccer balls. ;)

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Offline Cliff

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Re: World cup
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010, 09:04:02 AM »
Watched a rerun of RSA/Mex.  Good match.  Am watching South Korea and Greece now....Greece is atrocious.  Will venture down to a pub that's been rented out by Americans to watch USA v England!!!  Should be a good one.  Though I dread going back to work on Monday.

I can see how productivity drops significantly during WC.

I drew Australia in one of my pools....so I'm going for USA, England and Australia (in that order!).

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Re: World cup
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 01:38:35 PM »
I can see how productivity drops significantly during WC.

Here in Brazil, most offices close during games.  Our first game is tuesday, 15:30 local time, and my office is closing 15:00.  Every pub, bar and restaurant have already set up big TVs and projectors.  We love it!

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Re: World cup
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2010, 04:51:28 PM »
Well I just watched more soccer than I ever saw.  Now, I'm a guy who thinks football is kicking at the beginning of the game or for field goals or punts...But anyway, I guess it was a good thing for the USA that they somehow got a tie with England but of course I feel bad for Emma and my new British pals.  For Cliff I guess a tie is good for him???, folks in England are probably a bit down right now considering it was not long ago the U.S. could lose to Kazhakastan or the Ivory Coast already.  And there are so many soccer rivalries, love and knowledge of the game and of course betting worldwide, let's face it...I feel bad for the English goaltender Green, sometimes an athelete never lives down a gaffe,what with the gift give away goal he gave up. People, while many can be kind and sympathetic, can be tough on the poor guys, like the pitcher who gave up a pennant winning homer in the botom of the 9th inning.  The thing I didn't understand is they got to like 94:13 or so and stopped the game...I had no idea why the game ended, was it like a ref deciding no one would ever score again or a boxing ref figuring someone was too banged up to continue or is 94:13 a magic number, like 666 or something? ;D  I think they had the clock going in the wrong direction anyhow ;)...Oh well if the poor guys played overtime the game might go 24 hours or more! :D )


Be well all, go safe and enjoy your football, er soccer.

And good luck to Jan's New Zealand team!!!

Jody :)
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Re: World cup
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010, 07:50:11 PM »
Well, 94:13 was the total playing time. According to the rules, it's just 90:00 (= 45:00 minutes per half). Then, if someone is injured and has to be carried off the field, or if there is some other sort of delay, the ref gives extra playing time to compensate for the time lost. In this case, there were some 4 odd minutes extra to play.  ;D

Of the games I've watched, I liked Argentina the most. Quite energetic and heading straight to the goal. England was disappointing. I hope Rooney wakes up soon.

What I find really annoying with this World Cup is the incredible noise of the vuvuzela things. It sounds like the game is set in a huge bee hive. No songs, no chants, no breath taking silence, just the continuous buzz. Must be difficult for the players and the refs to understand their own words.
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Re: World cup
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2010, 08:10:10 PM »
Thanks C - I need to learn quite a bit more about the game, too many different colored uniforms on the filed and I don't know what's what, and I am glad you brought up that incesant noise, those horns that went off all game, it was awful and I kept having to lower the volume.  If that continues it will cut my viewing time. 

Anyway good luck to your team!

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Re: World cup
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010, 04:33:09 AM »
Hi

This is how it's going to be played out (in my mind at least ..  ;D)

Quater Final...England v Argentina......Brazil v Italy

Semi Finals.....England v Brazil......Italy v Argentina

FINAL....Brazil v Argentina.

Of course I have been known to be wrong in past World Cups.. :D.

We will make a soccer fan of you yet Jody.

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Offline Cliff

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Re: World cup
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 07:39:46 AM »
You just might be right, Jan!  We'll see.  England needs to step up though. 

And C is absolutely right about those fucking vuvuzelas.  It is really annoying.  I can't watch the tv at a decent volume, as its starts to sound like a fucking fly is flying around my ear.  Uuuuurrrrrgggg.

Watching Slovenia v Algeria....I guess whoever wins will be top of our group! 

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Re: World cup
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 08:02:46 AM »
I forgot all about the England v. US match. My bf turned up not long after half-time and asked me why I didn't have the match on. Match? What match? ;D He was not impressed.

Neither was I, to tell the truth. 1-1 draw? Colour me disappointed.
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Re: World cup
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2010, 05:25:30 PM »
Germany beats Australia 4-0 ... let teh games begin!   ;D



Meanwhile, some eye candy...
« Last Edit: June 13, 2010, 05:30:29 PM by Cerrid »
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Re: World cup
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 05:32:32 PM »
Have tickets to US v Algeria! Which given Slovenia's win today could be the difference of moving on or not for the US. I figured we'd lose to the Eng but the tie is great. The US is still undefeated in World Cup play against their old colonial oppressors. ;)
 
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Re: World cup
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 06:29:51 PM »
Germany beats Australia 4-0 ... let teh games begin!   ;D



Meanwhile, some eye candy...

Oy. Defeated by the Hun. In South fucking Africa of all places.  >:(

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Re: World cup
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2010, 06:32:50 PM »
I agree about England Cliff..bet you took a bit of ribbing about that game. ;)

The buzzing can be very annoying, I just try and focus on the commentry and block out the "Bees" it works for the most part.

Ann...Shame on you, that's all I have to say.


Matty, could it have been any worse?.. :D

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Re: World cup
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2010, 06:36:33 PM »
Matty, could it have been any worse?.. :D

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Considering it happened on the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, I think not.

Is this what our proud troops died for? ;)

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Re: World cup
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2010, 08:49:07 PM »
FINAL....Brazil v Argentina.

Oh my, that would be a total nightmare.  ERs would flood with heart attack patients here in Brazil.  We might declare war if we lost :-)  But, given our performance today, I doubt we'll make it to the finals.
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Offline anniebc

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Re: World cup
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2010, 11:13:48 PM »
Oh my, that would be a total nightmare.  ERs would flood with heart attack patients here in Brazil.  We might declare war if we lost :-)  But, given our performance today, I doubt we'll make it to the finals.

Oh dear, well I've made my choice so I'm sticking with it..but I think Brazil are just warming up.. ;)

We got throug last night by the skin of our teeth, NZ did not do as well as I had hoped~~sigh~~

I think Aussie and EnZed are doomed.

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Re: World cup
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2010, 12:23:07 AM »
Oy. Defeated by the Hun. In South fucking Africa of all places.  >:(

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Re: World cup
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2010, 12:25:19 AM »
BRAZIL BEAT N. KOREA 2-1



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Re: World cup
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2010, 01:48:59 AM »
Damn, a zero too.    Maybe if Rommel was the goalie you guys would have won.... or maybe if you guys had a goalie it could have been closer.

It's not really the sport that's the issue, Australia isn't a soccer nation. It's more about being beaten by the Bosch as a point of principle.

In South Africa.

The Socceroos needn't bother coming home. Hopefully the Federal Government will cancel their passports or something. >:(

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Re: World cup
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2010, 09:24:56 AM »
Soccer is the one game you CAN play with your hands firmly gripped around your own throat.  Spain didn't even do that very well.

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Re: World cup
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2010, 10:52:50 PM »
E AI O CARAI! Os brasileiros somos o melhor ne!

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Re: World cup
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2010, 09:59:55 AM »
Well it's 1.55am and I'm all rugged up in front of the fire, New Zealand and Italy are just getting ready to Kick off...so unless you are italian I would like you all to barrack for EnZed...go the 'All Whites".. ;D.

2 minutes and we are off.

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Re: World cup
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2010, 12:05:05 PM »
From the BBC website:

New Zealand achieve the greatest result in their history by holding defending World Cup champions Italy to a 1-1 draw.

I'm loving some of the unexpected results!

Jan, are you doing the happy dance?
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Re: World cup
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2010, 12:15:06 PM »
From the BBC website:

New Zealand achieve the greatest result in their history by holding defending World Cup champions Italy to a 1-1 draw.

I'm loving some of the unexpected results!

Jan, are you doing the happy dance?

O.K., I know virtually nothing about soccer.  So how can a 1 - 1draw be considered "greatest result in history"?

Doesn't it mean they tied?  How does that work?  Neither team won?  Again how does that work?

Shouldn't they just go into overtime or something until someone gets ahead?

RAB

BTW Jan isn't it way past your bedtime?

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Re: World cup
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2010, 12:43:45 PM »
O.K., I know virtually nothing about soccer.  So how can a 1 - 1draw be considered "greatest result in history"?

Doesn't it mean they tied?  How does that work?  Neither team won?  Again how does that work?

Shouldn't they just go into overtime or something until someone gets ahead?

RAB

BTW Jan isn't it way past your bedtime?

Italy was heavily favored to win, so by not losing NZ performed better than expected.

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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2010, 01:12:40 PM »
They don't do overtime in the first round. A win = 3 points, a draw = 1 point and a lose = 0 points. If two teams in a group have the same amount of points, they go by goal difference to determine who is ahead.

For example, group C looks like this so far:

Group C teams     W     D     L     GD     PTS
Slovenia             1      1      0       1       4
USA                   0      2      0       0       2
England             0      2      0       0       2
Algeria             0      1      1      -1       1

All group C teams have one more match. England needs to beat Slovenia and the US needs to beat Algeria - and hopefully, England will make at least one more goal than the US. :)

You can see all the groups at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/default.stm
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Re: World cup
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 03:00:24 PM »
Well it's 1.55am and I'm all rugged up in front of the fire, New Zealand and Italy are just getting ready to Kick off...so unless you are italian I would like you all to barrack for EnZed...go the 'All Whites".. ;D.

2 minutes and we are off.

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Re: World cup
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2010, 06:06:44 PM »
Congrats on your tie Jan, for NZ it was quite an achievement...We'll teach that Rab guy soccer yet!!!

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Re: World cup
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2010, 06:29:47 PM »
Hi guys

Well it's 10.09am and I crawled out of bed 10 minutes ago read my email and then logged on.

The first 20 minutes saw NZ score the first goal and take control of the game, then they gave away a penalty to Italy, they scored their first goal of course, we pretty much lost control of the ball at that point..so the best we could do was to keep the Reigning Champs to a draw, and we did..so I'm happpy with that, we can split hairs and say they got their only goal on a penalty shot and not through skill alone, but it wasn't for the want of trying, but NZ's defence was a good one.

Ann..did the happy dance  before going back to bed..and thank you for explaining it to RAB..honestly some peopel just can't grasp the simpl things in life can they.. :D

Jody..do you think we can teach an old dog new tricks... ;)

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Re: World cup
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2010, 09:46:31 PM »
OK people, it's not soccer, it's FOOTBALL.

If the rest of the world can refer to "American football", why can't Americans refer to "international football"? The football played on this side of the pond is the older form, and it's proper name should take precedence. I mean jeeze, not this shit again ...er... American football isn't a ballgame restricted to the use of feet like proper football is. ::)

Jan, I typed  v e r y   s l o w l y   so RAB would understand. ;)
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« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2010, 10:58:11 PM »
OK...I'll try to get used to calling it by its rightful name of football...As long as I don't have to call baseball cricket !!! ;)

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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2010, 01:57:14 AM »
Nossa amor, voce falar Portugues!
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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2010, 03:54:15 AM »

Claro q falo português q sou Brasileiro ne!

I hope you're not saying anything naughty! :o
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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2010, 04:15:25 PM »
I think he's saying there's only one Wayne Rooney.  :D
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Re: World cup
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2010, 06:39:44 PM »
OK people, it's not soccer, it's FOOTBALL.

Oh dear

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I'm  great soccer fan

My bad Ann.. :D

Edited to add:..... when I lived in Australia and mentioned football lthey all thought I was talking about AFL (Aussie Rules Football) they call what we know as "Football" SOCCER over there, so I got into the habit of calling it Soccer..their National team is called "The Socceroos"...am I forgiven now.. ;)

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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2010, 09:28:59 PM »
I think he's saying there's only one Wayne Rooney.  :D

I'm sure there are two of them.

OK, wait. Maybe it's just me. I was looking at him on the pub's telly. Pub's telly's are well-known to distort the truth.
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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2010, 11:55:02 AM »
Talk about drama...

Just seconds after England had their full-time win against Slovenia (1-0), comes the news that the USA scored an injury time goal to win against Algeria (1-0).

That means both the USA and England are through to the second round!

It's a measure of how emotionally all-over-the-place I am at the minute that I burst into tears when England's game was declared FULL TIME - and I'm still crying now. Sheesh, I've never cried over football in my life.
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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2010, 02:05:59 PM »
Oh dear

My bad Ann.. :D

Edited to add:..... when I lived in Australia and mentioned football lthey all thought I was talking about AFL (Aussie Rules Football) they call what we know as "Football" SOCCER over there, so I got into the habit of calling it Soccer..their National team is called "The Socceroos"...am I forgiven now.. ;)

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It's interesting that the term "soccer" is not of American origin. It originated in England in the 1880's. Even The World Soccer Magazine is published by a British publishing company.

http://national.soccerhall.org/ColinJose/Where%20Did%20the%20Term%20Soccer%20Come%20From.htm

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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2010, 02:54:03 PM »
OK people, it's not soccer, it's FOOTBALL.

American football isn't a ballgame restricted to the use of feet like proper football is. ::)

Jan, I typed  v e r y   s l o w l y   so RAB would understand. ;)

hehe, but when we do kick the ball it's always done with our feet 100% of the time.  Maybe handless ball would be a better name for international play. ;D
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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2010, 03:59:02 PM »
Not only did we win, but we won the group.  Which means England will face Germany and we will face (still unknown, as the matches are being played now) likely Ghana.  I like our chances more with Ghana than against Germany!

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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2010, 04:27:02 PM »
Yay, it's Germany vs England on Sunday!!! Good stuff! Let's see if we get the decision in the penalties, as usual.  ;)

I like our chances more with Ghana than against Germany!

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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2010, 05:47:58 PM »
Not only did we win, but we won the group.  Which means England will face Germany and we will face (still unknown, as the matches are being played now) likely Ghana.  I like our chances more with Ghana than against Germany!

You posting as a yank or a brit?


Talk about drama...

Just seconds after England had their full-time win against Slovenia (1-0), comes the news that the USA scored an injury time goal to win against Algeria (1-0).

That means both the USA and England are through to the second round!

It's a measure of how emotionally all-over-the-place I am at the minute that I burst into tears when England's game was declared FULL TIME - and I'm still crying now. Sheesh, I've never cried over football in my life.

"Full time win" vs "injury time goal"? What the heck do those phrases mean?  You didn't tell me about these technicalities when you gave me your tutorial!

And you have the nerve to be critical of us calling it sockher?

RAB   ;D

BTW, how many fricking "rounds" are there?  Can't they just keep it simple and give the "World Cup" to the USA
cause we're the cutest?

(RAB mumbles to self:  "crazy ass game, doesn't seem to make one lick of sense to me, except for the eye candy and some really amazing legs the whole thing is just bass ackwards if you ask me")

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« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2010, 08:13:33 AM »
Considering it happened on the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, I think not.

Is this what our proud troops died for? ;)

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« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2010, 08:19:27 AM »
Gee Rab, I guess you really can't teach an old dog new tricks, cuz soccer football is one of the easiest to understand games ever. Even I understand it. See what I mean?

When I said full time win, I meant that when the game ended, we'd (England) won. We made our goal at 22 minutes.

When I said injury time goal, I meant that you Yanks waited until 92 minutes to score a goal. What a freaking heart-stopper. If that goal hadn't been made, then you Yanks would be licking your wounds and going home today. You'd be out, finito benito. Gone, done and dusted, humiliated. So there. :)

A football match lasts 90 minutes, plus how many extra minutes during which play was stopped to attend to an injured player. They don't stop the clock when that happens, they just add the appropriate amount of time at the end of the match. It's usually somewhere between two and five minutes. I think you guys had 3 minutes of injury time and made that friggin goal just in the nick of time. And stole our first place in the group. Bastards. Lucky so-and-so's.

There are six segments of the World Cup.

The first round includes 32 teams. There are eight groups, A through H, and each group has four teams. Each team in a group plays the other three teams in that group. The top two teams in each group after the three games go on to the second round.

The winners of one group play the team that came second in their neighbouring group. The second round is only one match for each team. There are 16 teams in the second round, so there are eight matches.

The winners of the eight matches then play in the quarter finals. Again, each team plays one match, so there are four matches.

The four winners of those matches go on to the semi-finals, and the two winners of those games go on to the final. Just to be clear, the winner of the final is the winner of the World Cup and the loser came in second. 

In between the semi-finals and the final, there is a competition to determine who wins third place, where the two losing teams from the semi-finals have a match.

Clear as mud? I thought so. :D

And no, Rab, you can't have the World Cup just cuz you're "the cutest". You're not. We are. We also play better. :) Hell, all the teams are eye candy when you get right down to it.

I hope we give Germany the kicking the Aussies couldn't manage.
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« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2010, 09:04:46 AM »
OK people, it's not soccer, it's FOOTBALL.

If the rest of the world can refer to "American football", why can't Americans refer to "international football"? The football played on this side of the pond is the older form, and it's proper name should take precedence. I mean jeeze, not this shit again ...er... American football isn't a ballgame restricted to the use of feet like proper football is. ::)

Jan, I typed  v e r y   s l o w l y   so RAB would understand. ;)

For the record, Ann. The rules of soccer were agreed upon by the separate associations only in 1863. The rules of Australian Rules Football aka Australian Rules aka Aussie Rules (aka football to those in Victoria, SA, WA and Tassie) were agreed upon in the 1860. So, just which is the older form?

PS. Go the Allwhites tonight!!! And, how well is the USA going?
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« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2010, 09:44:15 AM »
For the record, Ann. The rules of soccer were agreed upon by the separate associations only in 1863. The rules of Australian Rules Football aka Australian Rules aka Aussie Rules (aka football to those in Victoria, SA, WA and Tassie) were agreed upon in the 1860. So, just which is the older form?

PS. Go the Allwhites tonight!!! And, how well is the USA going?

Ok, I'm furiously knitting my brow now.

Aren't we sorta comparing apples and oranges?

American football and Australian football are closer cousins to Rugby, no?

And football/soccer is not very much like the football games in the rugby family, right? Similar in the fact that all these games involve a bunch of over-paid men all chasing after one ball, but different otherwise.

I just like teasing Yanks. :)
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« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2010, 10:28:30 AM »

PS. Go the Allwhites tonight!!! And, how well is the USA going?


Oops, I was so busy trying to make sense of the other part of your post that I missed this bit.

The Yanks came first in our group, we (England) came second. The Yanks play Ghana on Saturday (should have been us playing Ghana if it weren't for that flaming 92 minute goal) and England plays Germany on Sunday (should have been Slovenia playing the Hun, if it weren't for that damn 92 minute goal. Do I sound bitter? Well spotted!).
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« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2010, 05:54:07 PM »
You posting as a yank or a brit?
Ha!  Always as a Yank!  The weather in London is suppose to be absolutely brilliant this weekend.  Both games (Sat and Sun) should be good ones to watch in a pub.

Damn, just realised I managed to combine talking about the weather with football.  Maybe I am English....nah, the Daily Mail won't let me forget that never will be the case!

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« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2010, 06:31:43 PM »
Well Paraguay kept us (NZ) to a 0-0 draw..not the best game I have ever watched, no great moments to tell our Grandkids about, only a few weak attemts at scoring...and I got up at 2am to watch this~~~sigh~~~

As much as I hate to admit it Paraguay were the better team.

Edited to add:...although I was disappointed about the result of last night's game, and even though NZ are now out of the World Cup, I just wanted to say they played some good fooball, and the Kiwi's are still proud of them..well done lads.

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