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Strangeways • View topic - The World Cup

The World Cup

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Postby Grim O'Grady » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:11 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:24 pm

Terribly sad that Zinedine Zidane, after such an impressive career, has to finish with a punch as last on-field action :( Apparently (not confirmed by anyone involved) Materazzi shouted "arab terrorist" and "your sister is a whore"... Well, in theory one needs to always stay professional, but I can understand Zidane's reaction somewhat if that's true. Those things can really hurt, and if it is true then it's very low of Materazzi to do that at such a moment. It's sad that people now will always refer to this incident when looking back on Zidane's career. But the man's a human with human emotions, and some things just hurt. We cannot say it's okay to react this way, but I also find it hard to really judge it.

As for the world cup title: I happily admit Italy deserves it. Apart from two games (USA and Australia) they were really playing well, not defensive as some people expected, they chose to play really attacking football and had some of the best players of the tournament (Pirlo, Buffon, Materazzi, Cannavaro, Grosso, Zambrotta, ...) so deserved victory for Italy. The atmosphere in the pub (with a mixed crowd 40% Italian and 40% French and the rest were Irish neutrals) was as well very good, and to some of the Italian girls in the crowd I can only say: BELLISSIMA :D

All in all, well-deserved victory for Italy. I rather saw Germany win TBH, but I can only say congrats to Italy for a very good tournament. I just hope that Juventus now won't get away with it because some of their players did well for the nation (luckily the Minister of Sports is against the idea) as corruption should be punished regardless of what happens in the national team. No doubt that the Juventino's in the selection will find a new top club to play for with ease.

By the way: how can Portugal be elected best team?? :blink: They played boring and really agressive football...
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Postby Shakespeare's Sister » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:55 am

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:06 pm

Materazzi admitted today that he insulted Zidane, but says he was provocated as well. He denies that he called him a terrorist. When he was confrontated with the assumption that he called Zidane's sister a 'whore', Materazzi replied "those are things everyone sometimes says"... Well, he must live in a very strange society though, as I have never heard people in the street yelling that at random passengers :huh:
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Postby Bref » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:14 pm

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Postby Grim O'Grady » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:01 am

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:50 pm

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Postby Truman Capote » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:18 pm

It is normal! There's no need to make such a big deal about that, come on.
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:15 pm

Sorry, disagree on that one. What is this world going to if we normalise insulting each other? Society's bad enough these days as it is, but what would you say if someone called your mother a whore? Believe me, most people won't say "it's a game, so it's normal, so same friends as before"
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Postby Truman Capote » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:57 pm

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Postby Grim O'Grady » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:23 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:20 pm

In the margins... Cristiano Ronaldo is already trying to make friends again with Rooney. Would Sir Alex have asked him THIS?


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Postby Bref » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:39 pm

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