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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2010, 08:03:23 PM »

The Germany -Australia game was entirely predicatable. The excitement of actually making it beyond the group stage last time seems to have queered most Australians' sense of perspective. Cahill was unlucky but he should have realised Schweinsteiger would make a meal of any tackle. Didn't matter anyway, the Socceroos were never going to come back from 2-0 down.Well played Germany.

Apparently Schweinsteiger said he shouldn't have been sent off. It did seem a bit harsh to me, especially as one of the players in the Netherlands-Denmark match today dived in and clattered an opponent with both feet and never even got booked Huh?

Consistency? Oh well  Sad

At least we saw a couple of yellow cards for some comedy diving routines in the Germany match. That nonsense really does annoy me - even more than those ******* vuvuselas  Laugh
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2010, 11:06:40 PM »

I'm not interested in football, so I have no idea what you're all talking about. Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2010, 12:38:54 AM »

Congratulations Italy on holding Paraguay to a 1-1 draw.

Paraguay, the nation best known for regifting BMWs and Mercedes and manufacturing 95% of the continent's Rolex watch requirements meets four times WC champions.

Laughed so much I almost burst (my boss is Italian).
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2010, 02:19:57 AM »

I had to laugh at the commentator on Canadian TV during the England vs USA match.  He described Rooney as 'the Man United stroker', he hastily corrected himself, and I nearly fell off the chair laughing.
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2010, 08:45:26 AM »

Is SS Lazio so named because it was Mussolini's club or because the players like giving fascist salutes to the crowd? Questions I once posed to an ex-girlfriend's father, a Lazio fan, to which I never received an adequate reply... Wink
It stands for Societa Sportiva. And Mussolini didn't like football.

My heart is with the Aussies, its never funny to get trashed by the mean german football machine. It was some poor coaching involved as well.
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2010, 09:07:24 AM »

It stands for Societa Sportiva. And Mussolini didn't like football.

The Beeb begs to differ and so do I for that matter:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4158591.stm

Seems we aren't alone either:

http://www.slate.com/id/115070
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2010, 09:10:21 AM »

Is SS Lazio so named because it was Mussolini's club or because the players like giving fascist salutes to the crowd? Questions I once posed to an ex-girlfriend's father, a Lazio fan, to which I never received an adequate reply... Wink

Carlos SS means Societa' Sportiva like Sport Society-Club, it wasn't Mussolini's team beacuse was founded in 1900; AS Roma was founded in 1927 and gained the Italian Championship during the Mussolini reign, and many here think it gained for him.
yes we have had some players , or just one that sometime has make something that resemble the fascist salute.

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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2010, 09:15:55 AM »


Seems we aren't alone either:

http://www.slate.com/id/115070
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well this article seems pathetic , most invented, Aaron Winter was always considered for his football skills and no for his color.
trash article, but you could think is correct, is up to you.
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2010, 09:24:35 AM »

Well, he's only very young but has great potential and he won't win the golden boot award at this world cup. I think he will be a star in the future and I'm hoping he will do well in the Premier League  Smiley

I'll follow your advice, next year I'll particularly look at him when WBA matches will be broadcasted on Italian TV

You mean the wonderful Roberto Di Matteo?  Not only a truly great player, but a talented coach and he could be Italy's coach in the near future. If he keeps WBA in the Premier, then I expect all sorts of big clubs to try and sign him  Sad
yes DiMatteo was a great player very skilffull one of my favourite.

The way England play, you soon will beat us  Roll Eyes
I think Capello has made a great mistake , not clearly choosing the goalkeeper ; but it seems that at the moment there are not a very good goalkeepers as Banks, Shilton and so on.
don't despair, here most people and journals think as England the potential winner of World Cup. Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2010, 10:23:04 AM »

Carlos SS means Societa' Sportiva like Sport Society-Club, it wasn't Mussolini's team beacuse was founded in 1900; AS Roma was founded in 1927 and gained the Italian Championship during the Mussolini reign, and many here think it gained for him.
yes we have had some players , or just one that sometime has make something that resemble the fascist salute.
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Which is a bit like saying that Chelsea wasn't the chosen team of racists in the 1980s (and arguably still is) because they were founded in 1905. Lazio''s dubious reputation is long standing. Unless there is some unholy conspiracy amongst sports journalists, there seems to be a general consensus about the racism and political leanings of some of its fans.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tv_and_radio/world_football/2400135.stm

http://italy.theoffside.com/serie-a/lazio-fans-again-with-the-racist-chants.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2007/aug/16/championsleague.lazio
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/lazio-pay-the-price-for-fans-racist-banners-683486.html

That's not to tar all their supporters with the same brush, my ex's father was a very decent chap and far from being a closet fascist or racist.  I have no doubt Mussolini used Lazio's success for his own political ends yet some of Lazio's fan base don't seem to have moved with the times. Sad but incontrovertible.
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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2010, 10:58:21 AM »


That's not to tar all their supporters with the same brush, my ex's father was a very decent chap and far from being a closet fascist or racist.  I have no doubt Mussolini used Lazio's success for his own political ends yet some of Lazio's fan base don't seem to have moved with the times. Sad but incontrovertible.
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which success you are talking about? Huh?
Lazio doesn't win nothing until 1958 Laugh

I don't want to say that what the Tv or newspapers reports are generically wrong, many fans of Lazio are of a right area, but this happened to many other teams in Italy;and is notorious that the Independent is on left side.. but this is an arguiment of politic that should not be discussed here.

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« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2010, 12:31:35 PM »

Ok, thanks for your posts but please stay on topic.
This is the WC thread.
Thank you.
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« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2010, 12:50:14 PM »

Ok, thanks for your posts but please stay on topic.
This is the WC thread.
Thank you.

I agree
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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2010, 01:32:30 PM »

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Ok, thanks for your posts but please stay on topic.

Since when did that happen on this forum?   Shocked
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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2010, 02:07:05 PM »

Ok, thanks for your posts but please stay on topic.
This is the WC thread.
Thank you.

Happy to.

And now I'm going to say something I never dreamed I ever would...... I hope New Zealand beats Slovakia, if for no other reason that it will cause another sh#tstorm in the Australian media about the fortunes of the Socceroos.  Cheesy
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