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oleada
06-19-2010, 07:34 AM
The one thing going for Germany right now is goal differential. Those 4 goals in their first game could help them out a lot, if they beat Ghana.

Zokko!
06-19-2010, 09:07 AM
Despite the huge disappointment yesterday I still believe in the boys. In opposite to many further German teams pre 2006 they've potential, are likeable, passionate plus actually being able to p l a y watch-able football. They've desperately tried everything to turn this unfortunate match (in opposite to France the day before, at least it wasn't visible), they are just too young and inexperienced, not cool enough yet. Maybe this years World Cup comes too early for them, but I'm still sure they'll make it to the Quarter-finals at least. :cool:


PS: Bon voyage, France! Ciao, Italia! These are MY "anyone-but"-teams! :barrel

Buzz
06-19-2010, 02:42 PM
Netherlands beat Japan 1-0. The first half was very slow but the second half was much better.

alexikeguchi
06-19-2010, 03:22 PM
Australia 1-0!!! This group is getting very interesting.

Buzz
06-19-2010, 03:28 PM
1-1 and Harry Kewell gets a red card and they were doing so well. A real stroke of bad luck because it looks to me that the ball hit his arm by accident. There have been a lot of red cards in this tournament.

alexikeguchi
06-19-2010, 03:32 PM
What bad luck there. It seems like that's been a popular call this tournament.

allezfred
06-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Why the right still considers soccer an un-American activity (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2010/0619/1224272854252.html)


But, while it’s true that football has an increasing number of players and viewers in the US, there is still a widespread resistance to the game there. And, now more than ever, that resistance is vocally lead by prominent US conservatives.

Leading the tirades this time around is Fox News conspiracist-in-chief Glenn Beck, who didn’t exactly celebrate the opening of the World Cup last week. Demonstrating his rare gift for nonsensical analogies, he compared the tournament to Barack Obama’s policies: “It doesn’t matter how you try to sell it to us, it doesn’t matter how many celebrities you get, it doesn’t matter how many bars open early, it doesn’t matter how many beer commercials they run, we don’t want the World Cup, we don’t like the World Cup, we don’t like soccer, we want nothing to do with it . . . The rest of the world likes Barack Obama’s policies, we do not.”

Then Matthew Philbin, writing for the conservative website NewsBusters, sounded off: “As healthcare reform and stimulus spending have underscored, if Europe jumped off a cliff, the American left would be right behind it. So it makes sense that the media’s main argument for accepting soccer is that ‘everybody’s doing it’.”

Perhaps most tellingly of all, former Richard Nixon henchman G Gordon Liddy said on his radio show: “This game, I think, originated with the South American Indians and, instead of a ball, they used to use the head, the decapitated head, of an enemy warrior.”


Umm, really? :eek: :eek:

Ituriel
06-19-2010, 04:23 PM
Southamerican Indians?:rofl::rofl: wow, it sounds primitive!!!

The game was originated in England, and "everybody" knows it

Buzz
06-19-2010, 04:46 PM
This is one exciting game so far! WOW!

Buzz
06-19-2010, 04:49 PM
Panstil is bleeding from his nose. Hopefully it is nothing more than a bloody nose. :(

hirshey girl
06-19-2010, 05:25 PM
Why the right still considers soccer an un-American activity (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2010/0619/1224272854252.html)



Umm, really? :eek: :eek:



Well, I consider the source. :rolleyes: My daughter plays soccer here in the "bible belt" (southeastern U.S.). Judging by the number of kids that I see playing, I guess my conservative neighbors have not gotten the memo that soccer is "un-American". :D

Jackie Sparrow
06-19-2010, 05:30 PM
if Europe jumped off a cliff, the American left would be right behind it. They'll be in great company then :D

reckless
06-19-2010, 05:46 PM
This is one exciting game so far! WOW!
I thought it was terrible. Ghana played awful.

MR-FAN
06-19-2010, 05:48 PM
I thought it was terrible. Ghana played awful.

yeah, they shot themselves in the foot. All they needed was to win this and tie Germany to lead the group.

deedeelocks
06-19-2010, 06:02 PM
wheeee!!! 3 points again for Holland :cheer2: :40beers: