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Roland Garros

Lizan
05-20-2004, 09:21 PM
I sooooo hope he has a good draw!! We'll see tomorrow.. :scared:

Marine
05-21-2004, 07:59 AM
It's stressful to wait for the draw...it's this morning I think. *praying*

Interview yesterday:



"Je suis impatient »

Plus que quelques jours pour Sébastien Grosjean. Le numéro 1 français, qui s’apprête à disputer les Internationaux de France, peaufine actuellement sa préparation et aborde le tournoi de Roland-Garrros sans pression mais avec un grosse motivation.

Comment abordez-vous les Internationaux de France qui débutent dans quelques jours ?
Sereinement. Ça fait 10 jours que je ne rejoue pas trop mal. J’ai eu un mois et demi assez difficile avec un virus, avec des compétitions où j’arrivais en cours de préparation parce que je n’avais pas vraiment la condition physique pour me préparer et puis là, ça va un petit mieux. Je passe plus de temps sur le terrain, ce qui est bon signe, et je suis impatient de commencer le tournoi.


Nourrissez-vous des objectifs particuliers ?
Non. Je n’ai pas vraiment de but. Je veux utiliser ces trois jours qu’il me reste de la meilleure façon, je vais essayer de bien me préparer pour donner le maximum. Les ambitions viendront au fil des matches.

Pour un joueur français, Roland-Garros est un tournoi particulier. Le ressentez-vous ?
Oui, mais ce n‘est pas de la pression, plus de la motivation et du bonheur de pouvoir disputer Roland-Garros devant le public français. Il n’y a aucune pression, plus une envie de bien faire.

N’est-ce pas difficile de débuter Roland-Garros avec peu de repères sur terre battue ?
C’est vrai mais j’ai déjà bien joué à Roland-Garros sans avoir disputer énormément de matches sur terre battue avant. La motivation est là, l’envie de bien faire également. Après, on verra lors des premiers tours. Avec la confiance accumulée avec quelques matches gagnés, on peut espérer un peu mieux.

Les joueurs français, en général, ont, derrière eux, peu de tournoi sur terre avant d’aborder Roland-Garros. Comment expliquez-vous cela ?
Il y a plusieurs raisons, la première et que nous ne disputons pas beaucoup de tournoi. Moi, tous les ans, j’en joue trois, les trois Masters Series. Dans ces tournois, il y a les meilleurs, ce qui fait que l’on peut arriver à Roland-Garros en ayant fait de bons matches mais sans en avoir fait beaucoup. On ne joue pas non plus toute l’année sur cette surface. La préparation hivernale, on la fait sur dur, contrairement aux Espagnols qui privilégient peut-être plus la terre battue et puis, il y a très peu de joueurs français qui vont sur terre battue en Amérique du sud. Pour bien préparer Roland-Garros, il faut jouer les meilleurs joueurs sur terre battue, il faut donc jouer les Masters au mois de mai, après il faut continuer à s’entraîner.

Comment se déroule cette dernière semaine ?
Cette dernière semaine est importante parce qu’on se règle, on peut faire des sets d’entraînement avec tous les joueurs qui ne jouent pas cette semaine. C‘est un test, même s’il n’est pas officiel. Et puis, on sent l’ambiance, la bonne pression arriver, les gens viennent pour assister aux qualifications. C’est important de bien peaufiner cette semaine.

wilma
05-21-2004, 09:18 AM
I hope he manages to hold on to that motivation he's talking about (I think), and stays focussed. I hope he will make it at least to 4th round!

Marine
05-21-2004, 11:02 AM
last minute...horrible draw ...(listened to radio):

first round: qualif
1/16: safin !!!
1/8: nalbandian !!
1/4: federer...
:bigcry:

Marine
05-21-2004, 11:50 AM
...and it's him who drew lots !!! :eek:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/h_h0521_tirage.jpg

wilma
05-21-2004, 01:24 PM
Ah, I thought that was him! Cute! Well, let's see if he can get to the 3rd round first, and then we'll worry about Safin :rolleyes: :)

Marine
05-21-2004, 03:05 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20040521/sge.shf49.210504112952.photo00.default-384x298.jpg

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_h0521_tirage2.jpg

Marine
05-21-2004, 03:09 PM
http://cache.****************/comp/50881794.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=B84D4F1548A4F56E020AD202018A014CA9C30E9B9B11 4CE8
http://cache.****************/comp/50881793.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=B84D4F1548A4F56E354B8DF8BCF0C7EEA9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

Alison
05-22-2004, 11:10 AM
Thanks for the pictures Marine,shame I can't see the links though :sad:

I wonder what the joke was on the second photo,did someone mention Bill Clinton ? ;)

xuzizhen
05-22-2004, 12:28 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_h0521_tirage.jpg

xuzizhen
05-22-2004, 02:17 PM
round3:

Federer-Kuerten
Schalken-Lopez
Grosjean-Safin
Nalbandian-Ljubicic
Ferrero-Mirnyi
Bjorkman-Novak
Hewitt-Verkerk
Schuettler-Costa


Moya-Hrbaty
Robredo-Massu
Gonzalez-Pavel
Zabaleta-Coria
Agassi-Spadea
Philippoussis-Henman
Srichaphan-Chela
Clément-Roddick

Peta Pan
05-23-2004, 12:15 PM
I get anxious when it's a qualifier first round because you can't be sure who it's going to be... occasionally there are some very good players returning from injury hidden in the quallies and then there is the fear of playing unknown new players.

:)Peta

Lizan
05-23-2004, 02:43 PM
yeah I was thinking the same exact thing.
Seb won't play tomorrow.. Or I overlooked him, but I don think so.
He will play a Kevin Kim from USA.. Never heard of him :confused:

Marine
05-23-2004, 02:47 PM
I won't see him playing wednesday, but if he wins his 2 first matches...I'LL SEE HIM AGAINST SAFIN ON SATURDAY !!!!!!! (crossing fingers)

Lizan
05-23-2004, 02:53 PM
Oh yeah, Marine that will be a good match, Safin - Seb!! Will be good fun!! I hope in Seb's favour!! I really wonder if he's in good shape. I hope he is!

Sammy
05-24-2004, 11:36 PM
Hi Marine!

I hope you get to see Seb beat Safin on Saturday!

Hey guys! I've been around, checking the board every now and then. have followed all Seb's matches. I'm so hoping that he does well with this Open. I know this is the one he wants to win!

Does anyone know how to translate the French interviews? I'd love to be able to know what it is he's thinking.

Take care everyone, and don't forget to cheer! (Even if it's in your head and you're on the other side of the world!)

Sammy

Sammy
05-24-2004, 11:39 PM
And thanks for sharing those photos with us!

*sigh*

He's so beautiful!

Lizan
05-25-2004, 08:12 AM
Translations?? Esther always translates the interviews from his site and the interviews from Roland Garros, u just have to go to the english version of the RG-site..

wilma
05-25-2004, 08:22 AM
I usually use freetranslation.com for the rough work, to get a general idea; Esther's translation is for the much required fine tuning :)

Good luck to Seb today. ALLEZ!!!! :D

esther
05-25-2004, 11:14 AM
I'm impatient

Just a few more days for Sébastien Grosjean. The number one french player will start his Roland Garros campaign without too much pressure, but with a lot of motivation.

How are you feeling about Roland Garros, which is going to start in a few days?
Yeah, alright. Ive been playing pretty well for the past 10 days. I had a virus for a month and half which was prety difficult, with the tournaments i went to and didnt do too well as i hadnt prepared enough. I've spent more time on the court. I'm lookign forward to starting the tournament, which is got to be a good sign.

Do you have any particular goals?
Nah, not really. I want to use these 3 days i have left in the best way possible. I'm goign to try and prepare the best i can. Illl be even more motivated when i actually start playign the matches.

For a French player, Roland-Garros is a special tournament. What do you think?
Yeah, but it's not just about the pressure, its more about the motivation and the fact we can play in front of a french crowd. Theres no pressure, just the desire to play well.

Isnt it difficult to start Roland-Garros without much match practise on clay?
Yeah but the motivation is there to do well. We'll see what happens during the first rounds. If i can get a bit of confidence during the earlier rounds, we can hope for the best.

The French players in general havent played many tournaments on clay before RG. Why do you think that is?
There are several reasons, the first is that we dont play that many tournaments. Personally, every year i play 3, the three master series events. During these tournaments, there are the best players and the players who will do well at RG. We dont play on this surface all year. The winter preparation we play on hardcourt, in contrast to the Spaniards who are able to play on clay. There are few French players who go to South America. To prepare well for RG, you have to play the best clay courters and in order to do that you have to play the TMS clay court events.

How do you think this week will go?
This week is important because we can structure our training specifically with the other players who arent playign this week. Its a test, but its not official. And then we're expreriencing all the anticipation and see all the quallies matches and everything like that which happens before the actual tournament starts.

wilma
05-25-2004, 11:26 AM
Thanks Esther.

Aw I'm very disappointed about Seb's new outfit :(
But he's played some good points up till now and he's very handsome with the longer hair :)

Peta Pan
05-25-2004, 12:10 PM
So far it's going great 6-1, 6-1... fingers crossed for the 3rd set.

Looking good :) Very frustrating having to watch it on a scoreboard rather than on TV though - stupid Australian TV networks :(

wilma
05-25-2004, 12:33 PM
Ahh Peta! For once I can see him!!! And on Dutch TV no less. Wonders never cease. He's looking splendid! Is having some concentration problems at the moment, though: makes a lot of silly mistakes.

Peta Pan
05-25-2004, 01:03 PM
YAY he won!!! GO SEB.

Glad to see he sorted through those concentration problems and got his mind back on the job :)

Now I've just got to get Jonas through and I'll be right. Actually, that's not correct because I notice Benneteau, Soderling and Kucera are playing too - I can't believe all my favourites are playing at once!

BTW Wilma, how long is the hair? You mentioned it was longer - but it isn't really long again is it?

wilma
05-25-2004, 01:52 PM
No, don't worry! Somewhere between your avatar and mine :D

Lizan
05-25-2004, 02:02 PM
LOOOL yeah I saw the match too.. I would have never expected that Ned2 would show the match of Seb. He was playing really really well..
If he holds on to this level, maybe he can beat Safin..

Marine
05-25-2004, 02:38 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/interviews/2004-05-25/200405251085494229771.html

little interview, and little video.

wilma
05-25-2004, 07:04 PM
Yuk! Ugly shirt, I think.

Marine
05-25-2004, 07:41 PM
I like it because it looks like to As Monaco's shirt ! :D (a journalist asked to seb in press conference if it was because he supports them! lol)

wilma
05-25-2004, 07:59 PM
Yes, I read it. LOL. Marine, I've been meaning to ask you: Can you translate Clément's quote for me? The one about Federer being like Harry Potter that you have as your signature.

Marine
05-25-2004, 08:23 PM
"Federer, it's Harry Potter. To beat him, we have to swipe his broom(?)"

wilma
05-26-2004, 07:34 AM
Can it mean: we have to STEAL his broom? lol

xuzizhen
05-27-2004, 05:03 AM
schedule:

LENGLEN 11:00 Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[12] v. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)

followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Mary Pierce (FRA)[30] v. Gala Leon Garcia (ESP)

3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[10] v. Potito Starace (ITA)

4. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v. Serena Williams (USA)[2]

wilma
05-27-2004, 02:55 PM
Who is Potito Starace and why is Seb losing to him? :( :confused:

Alison
05-27-2004, 03:02 PM
I have no idea Wilma! :eek: I've just come in and seen the score (see I told you I won't get to see him :rolleyes: )

So Seb's not the only 'invisible man' :p

Alison
05-27-2004, 03:05 PM
16:59 LENGLEN: Grosjean is refusing to hit any backhands. His inside-out forehand shots leave so much empty court that the Italian is passing him for fun!

Just seen the above on 'Eurosport's live score' :eek:

wilma
05-27-2004, 03:10 PM
dear oh dear oh dear!!!!

Alison
05-27-2004, 03:13 PM
I'm sort of glad I can't actually see this match!! :eek:

wilma
05-27-2004, 03:16 PM
Say that again! He's lost his serve yet again! My god, what's wrong with him!!!! I mean, honestly, Potito Starace!!!!! :rolleyes:

Marine
05-27-2004, 04:28 PM
IMPARDONNABLE !!! Seb n'a pas les moyens de ses ambitions, il fera jamais rien et je lui en veux !!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

wilma
05-27-2004, 04:45 PM
I have the feeling that I share your sentiments, Marine, but what does it mean exactly?

cpuisette
05-27-2004, 04:50 PM
Starace is 200th and seb have said that he had done a bad match :sad: It is a pity he lost, for once that I can see a match of seb (I have a tv only for roland garros)

Marine
05-27-2004, 06:10 PM
Imagine ma deception alors, je vais à Roland samedi, j'aurais du voir seb contre safin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Je suis tellement ecoeurée qu'il n'arrive pas (qu'il ne fasse pas tout pour..) à se surpasser dans les grands evenements que j'ai meme pas envie de le dire en anglais.

cpuisette
05-27-2004, 06:32 PM
Oui je comprends ta deception, moi aussi j'aimerais bien voir seb jouer un jour. Je vais a roland garros jeudi prochain pour les demi finales femmes, j'espere qu'il y aura mauresmo a defaut de henin.

Lizan
05-27-2004, 08:58 PM
Marine, I'm so sorry for you.. I know you looked foward to seeing that match..

So I was thinking (yes...) why is Seb loosing against a qualifier in his favourite Slam in the city were he has a house?????? Why? So I think I found the answer.

If he would have won today, he would have to play this Saterday. Now I think that he wants to have a party for once on his birthday which is this saterday!


Nah seriously I don't understand why he's loosing to qualifiers, but okay.. I'm very dissapionted, but i had the worst day today so right now I can take it.. But when today was a bad day, means that tomorrow will be a better day then average.. So yeah.

xuzizhen
05-28-2004, 03:35 AM
Imagine ma deception alors, je vais à Roland samedi, j'aurais du voir seb contre safin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Je suis tellement ecoeurée qu'il n'arrive pas (qu'il ne fasse pas tout pour..) à se surpasser dans les grands evenements que j'ai meme pas envie de le dire en anglais.


I understand. what a week!! Manoco lost first(0-3) ,than it was seb!! also 0-3!!!!!!!!!Now RG2004 is over for me. :hysteric: :hysteric: :crying2: :crying2:

Corredian's_Mind
05-28-2004, 10:02 AM
it's a pity he lost in the second round...seb deserved so much more..:(

esther
05-29-2004, 09:50 AM
Imagine ma deception alors, je vais à Roland samedi, j'aurais du voir seb contre safin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Je suis tellement ecoeurée qu'il n'arrive pas (qu'il ne fasse pas tout pour..) à se surpasser dans les grands evenements que j'ai meme pas envie de le dire en anglais.

MARINE!!!!!!! :hug:
next year!!! we all feel ur pain!! :bigcry:

Peta Pan
05-30-2004, 12:08 PM
I think he lost because he was so dejected about AS Monaco's loss :p

I was also very disappointed with the loss... I really wanted the opportunity to watch the match against Safin on Saturday when I would eventually have Foxtel access, but it never happened :(

Marine
05-30-2004, 10:01 PM
On the official site, there are a seb's video (there are other things too in this video). He answered to fans' questions.
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/i...tive/index.html
(videonews - 6eme)

best friend on the tour ?
"without doubt, arnaud clement", they call each other often etc....

favorite sportman ?
Not a favorite one, he likes sportmen in general, but he likes, for example zidane, thierry henry, tony parker...

the tenniswoman he finds the cutest on the wtatour ?
LOL...he started by saying they don't see the tenniswomen often, only a few times in the year, then.... "well, I'm married so I don't look at the girls anymore ! lol"

what favorite music ?
u2, counting crows, and kyo(heeeeeeee good )

esther
06-01-2004, 07:25 AM
HAHA HE LIKES KYO TOO!!!
:D :D :D :D

Lizan
06-01-2004, 10:38 AM
He likes Counting Crows!! He has good taste! The guy (from CC) looks funny and sings really really good!! He's really nice..

Like Kyo too, didn't expected that he liked him..

Lizan
06-01-2004, 07:50 PM
Is it me or doesn't the link work Marine?? It might be me, coz my ... realplayer doesn't ever work, it so ennoyes me, u don't wanna know.. :mad:

Lizan
06-01-2004, 08:08 PM
Hopefully we see him like this again real soon!!!!!!!!!!

http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_09_grosjean01_getty.jpg

Lizan
06-01-2004, 08:14 PM
Coz I wanna see him in white :p

BTW did u ever see this picture???????? OMGGGG I never saw this one!

http://www.fft.fr/actualites_evenements/wim98/images/grosjean_wim.jpg

He looks really cool! lol

esther
06-02-2004, 09:42 AM
haha thanks for that pic lizanne! nah i hadnt seen that either! its cute...he looks so happy :)

nah well he likes french music...and american rock...so KYO would be the perfect choice for him! heh

Peta Pan
06-02-2004, 11:33 AM
Very nice pics Lizan :D

I love the first one because he looks so focused - although the hair needs to be shorter.

The second one is just so cute :)

ubrunjensen
06-11-2004, 05:00 PM
He's a darling, even if he loses in a painfully embarrassing way to an unknown Italian...and wears what is probably the ugliest tshirt ever in the history of tennis! Come back, old Lacoste thsirts of yore, and please forgive me for ever lashing out at the strictly conservative design! I didn't mean it! I don't care if the new tshirt is partly red, it looks absolutely hideous, and it does zero for him - and he used to look so sexy and cute...

Oh my god! Without internet for a month - and then he loses all the time and models disgusting new clothes!!! No, I'm not happy with the world right now!

Alison
06-11-2004, 09:42 PM
Hey Ulla! :) Good to have you back!!

zyim333
06-12-2004, 01:21 AM
[QUOTE=ubrunjensen]and wears what is probably the ugliest tshirt ever in the history of tennis! Come back, old Lacoste thsirts of yore, and please forgive me for ever lashing out at the strictly conservative design! I didn't mean it! I don't care if the new tshirt is partly red, it looks absolutely hideous, and it does zero for him - and he used to look so sexy and cute...

original ideas from ulla again ;) :lol: :lol:

Peta Pan
06-12-2004, 03:19 PM
LOL I actually liked the red and white shirt!!!

I think he looks good in anything red and I thought it was a nice new design! :p

Marine
06-12-2004, 04:32 PM
..and do you like him in "black and white" ? lol
(I scanned thos pic on RG magazine, Seb posed in the press room, for fun)

zyim333
06-13-2004, 01:05 AM
nice pic !marine.merci!:)

esther
06-13-2004, 04:15 AM
he looks so cheeky :kiss:

Lizan
06-13-2004, 08:49 AM
LOL Marine u got it on here!
I sooo love this picture!

wilma
06-13-2004, 08:50 AM
and wears what is probably the ugliest tshirt ever in the history of tennis!
Oh I agree, Ulla! I thought the shirt very ugly. I guess he feels the same, as he's back with his old shirts again :)

Marine
06-13-2004, 08:55 AM
...and wears what is probably the ugliest tshirt ever in the history of tennis!

I don't agree, his white and blue shirt 2 years ago was ugly too.
In general I don't like lacoste's shorts, too classiccccccc ! :mad:
But i admit, the red and white one looks like the As Monaco's shirt so awwww :cool:

ubrunjensen
06-14-2004, 02:00 PM
Now didn't that make you all wake up??? I guess I stand pretty alone (apart from Wilma) in my opinion on his new tshirt! Good to hear he returned to his old tennis clothes...being all dressed in crispy white for Wimbledon is always becoming - and makes him look - just about good enough to eat!!!

I like the b & w picture very much. Is that a flirty smile? Sweetie!

Alison
06-15-2004, 11:39 AM
being all dressed in crispy white for Wimbledon is always becoming - and makes him look - just about good enough to eat!!!




Totally agree with you! ;) :drool:

ubrunjensen
06-15-2004, 01:59 PM
How do you get the different national flags to show up? I feel I must be a little patriotic and show the red and white of the Danish flag. Especially as they began their European Championships in such great style, against the Italians!

zyim333
06-16-2004, 02:20 AM
How do you get the different national flags to show up? I feel I must be a little patriotic and show the red and white of the Danish flag. Especially as they began their European Championships in such great style, against the Italians!

just to edit your profile ,ulla.
actually ,i stayed up late watching this match.although i support Italia(it's among the three teams i support.that is ,FRANCE ,ITALIA,GERMANY :angel: ) ,when i saw the Danish players running so aggressively on the stadium ,you,ulla , came into my mind coz i thought that you were also watching.obviously,Fabio Cannavaro's new style couldnt save the passive situation .

ubrunjensen
06-16-2004, 12:35 PM
Actually, I'm not terribly patriotic at all! I support Portugal and Spain, but would still like to see Denmark do well, so watching my national team outplay the Italians was quite a pleasant surprise. We all thought they were going to get a humiliating beating, I mean, Italy, for crying out loud - they're supposed to be really good and dangerous! But I really think Denmark cut a good figure, they deserved to win all 3 points, but ok, a draw is also acceptable, especially if they beat Bulgaria and Sweden.

Italy? I really enjoyed their magnificent defensive style four years ago, when they beat Holland in the semis, in quite a miraculous way. But they didn't really look good the other night, did they? And poor Cannavaro: how could he shave his head completely? He used to be quite goodlooking. I actually fancy Zambrotta, the left back, can't really explain why - he's not handsome in the least...or very charming...

But I want Portugal and my beloved Figo to win. Seems to be an uphill fight from now on, as they lost to Greece - the agony - how could they? Now they really have to beat Russia today. I'm rather scared that they won't. Spain - well, I've been in love with Spain since I lived there for a while lots of years ago, so I always support their national team and their tennis players, and I absolutely adore Real Madrid and Raúl. They never do well at big international tournaments (the football team, not the tennis players), but I keep hoping they will, one day soon...

Tell me again: why do you like Germany??? I know you like Bayern Munich, but still...
France I understand - they have a super team - and I never can forget my old love, Platini - Italy is okay, more so-so. Nesta is a very good defender, Buffon quite a spectacular goalie, but Inzaghi? I hate the way he always dives in order to fake a penalty or free kick!

I'd better stop now before I forget that this is a tennis forum dedicated to Grosjean, not a place to discuss obsessions in football!

But it's nice to see that more people than myself also watch the Euro 2004!

zyim333
06-16-2004, 01:09 PM
Italy? I really enjoyed their magnificent defensive style four years ago, when they beat Holland in the semis, in quite a miraculous way. But they didn't really look good the other night, did they? And poor Cannavaro: how could he shave his head completely? He used to be quite goodlooking. I actually fancy Zambrotta, the left back, can't really explain why - he's not handsome in the least...or very charming...
Tell me again: why do you like Germany??? I know you like Bayern Munich, but still...

I'd better stop now before I forget that this is a tennis forum dedicated to Grosjean, not a place to discuss obsessions in football!

But it's nice to see that more people than myself also watch the Euro 2004!


hey, i always find it sooooo intereting to c ur words :D and that's one of the reason why i like u so much .;) :smooch:
i dont know why Cannavaro did that ,i mean ,completely,either.Zambrotta?why not charming ,he is second only to Cannavaro in my heart.
Bayern ? that's bix's favourite.u must be confused ,ulla. ;)
now the whole world are focusing their eyes in EURO including Seb !

ubrunjensen
06-20-2004, 03:40 PM
Bayern ? that's bix's favourite.u must be confused ,ulla. ;)


:o Ouch! I'm so sorry...you're right, of course, I had forgotten...
It's Bix who's the crazy one, supporting Bayern, of all the teams in the world! ;)
Don't mind me, Stella, I'm just getting old and forgetful...

Lizan
06-20-2004, 06:40 PM
And what about the Dutch team guys?? Do you even know them??
They almost beat the Czeck republik (??) yesterday, they had a 2-0 leading..

zyim333
06-21-2004, 01:15 AM
And what about the Dutch team guys?? Do you even know them??
They almost beat the Czeck republik (??) yesterday, they had a 2-0 leading..


sure, Lizan! :wavey: ;) HOLLAND is greaaaaaaat! i always find myself carried away by their aggressive style even though i am not slightest that at all.
take it easy! Lizan,they still have chances .i wish they can go forward!!! :D

Lizan
06-21-2004, 08:05 AM
THANKS YOU stella :bounce: !! lol.. It's actually cool u know them!

wilma
06-21-2004, 06:52 PM
Their chances aren't that great anymore! That's just so typical of the Dutch soccer team: they start fighting when it's almost too late :( But it was a great match against the Czechs, and although I had predicted a 2-1 victory for the Czechs, I was extremely disappointed with the final result (one always hopes, of course).

Lizan
06-23-2004, 01:45 PM
Yeah they still have chances!! I hope the Czechs beat Germany, and Holland beats Latvia.. But Wilma, they started really good juist.. (woops dutch word)

Anyway goodluck tonight dutch team and czechs win pleazzz!!

MissPovaFan
06-23-2004, 01:47 PM
Im hoping for a Germany win against Czech Republic and a Latvia win against Holland.

Lizan
06-23-2004, 02:02 PM
oh that's exactly the other way around.. well bad 4 u ;), lol coz my favs win tonight!!

Marine
06-23-2004, 02:07 PM
Go the Czech Republic and Latvia (because it's a small country, but if Holland wins it's ok too).

Marine
06-23-2004, 03:06 PM
On this site there are good pics taken before RG, in Port Marly, for the charity event.
We can notice seb is cool and relax because he smiles before serving.

http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/thebest-seb/page1.html

http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/thebest-seb/page2.html

(if i have to make a small critic, ...it's a pity that pics are not bigger)

Lizan
06-23-2004, 03:41 PM
Go the Czech Republic and Latvia (because it's a small country, but if Holland wins it's ok too).

LOL thanks Marine.. But if Latvia wins Germany goes to the quarter round..

Marine
06-23-2004, 03:45 PM
Well... so...if I want the Czech to reach the quarter, I have to sacrifice Latvia, right ? :confused:

MissPovaFan
06-23-2004, 03:48 PM
Well... so...if I want the Czech to reach the quarter, I have to sacrifice Latvia, right ? :confused:

Czech Republic are actually already through as they've beaten both Holland and Latvia.

Lizan
06-23-2004, 03:56 PM
yes indeed.. :sad: Holland was actually winning, one stupid mistake to take Robben out, and they loose..

Lizan
06-23-2004, 04:06 PM
So PaulHopkins you'd rather want Germany through then Holland.. Why?? It's okay, it's your opinion but still would like 2 know..

MissPovaFan
06-23-2004, 04:12 PM
So PaulHopkins you'd rather want Germany through then Holland.. Why?? It's okay, it's your opinion but still would like 2 know..

Well Id like to see England win Euro 2004 of course being from Britain. To achieve this Id preferably want the poorer teams to be involved in the latter stages and I think we'd have a much better chance against Germany than Holland. Thats the only reason - nothing against Holland :)

Lizan
06-23-2004, 04:16 PM
LOOL okay cool..
Yeah Beckham, I saw that match against France.. you know normally I'm not this big football fan, but when it comes to national team, I'm all for it.. I think England actually should have won that match. But I didn't really cared who won, France of England, both good..

MissPovaFan
06-23-2004, 04:18 PM
LOOL okay cool..
Yeah Beckham, I saw that match against France.. you know normally I'm not this big football fan, but when it comes to national team, I'm all for it.. I think England actually should have won that match. But I didn't really cared who won, France of England, both good..

Yeah we should have won that I agree - very disappointing end! A lot of the blame has to fall on Emile Heskey for giving away the Zidane free kick in the first place. and obviously the pathetic Steven Gerrard backpass! :mad:

Lizan
06-23-2004, 06:12 PM
yeah, I know it must be frustration when you're team is up, adn they loose at the end, coz what was it the last 15 or 4 minutes??

I know all about it..

wilma
06-24-2004, 06:43 AM
Well, we're (that's the Netherlands) are through! I must admit I hadn't expected it, as the Germans are always lucky and never give up. I'm tipping the Czechs as the next Champions; they're excellent.
Lizan, how can you say the Dutch team started well? That first match against Germany was horrible! They were lucky to equal the score. Or didn't you mean the first match?

zyim333
06-24-2004, 09:30 AM
:worship: great victory!
lizan! i've told u they have chances.hehe am i so lucky? ;)

budikovac
06-24-2004, 09:59 AM
Great for Netherlands, they are my favorite team! :clap2:
I have to ask, do you think that Scandinavian match (2-2) was a set up? :nerner:

Lizan
06-24-2004, 10:05 AM
well bad 4 u ;), lol coz my favs win tonight!!

U see?!! I'm always right!!

Yeah Wilma I meant the match against the Czechs.. Coz they were really good at the start. Yeah I was kind of surprised too.. I think it's sooo nice from the Czechs that they really wanted to win, eventhough they were already through!! They really deserve to win after Holland of course :p

Lol Stella you were right!

budikovac I don't understand your question. Maybe someone else does, my english is not that good..

budikovac
06-24-2004, 10:16 AM
Denmark and Sweden had to play 2-2 and Italian's then would have no chance to pass the group stages!
Do you think they had a secret agreement to play 2-2, cause the Swedish goal for 2-2 was a bit strange (goalkeeper trowing the ball in front of Sweden's player)!

zyim333
06-24-2004, 10:58 AM
Denmark and Sweden had to play 2-2 and Italian's then would have no chance to pass the group stages!
Do you think they had a secret agreement to play 2-2, cause the Swedish goal for 2-2 was a bit strange (goalkeeper trowing the ball in front of Sweden's player)!

okay, even though Italia is my favorite team, i'd say whether or not they had arrived an agreement, it was Italian themselves who created the depressing result coz their states were far from satisfactory in the 1st two matches. i'm sorry to be so direct and so critical, but they have hurted my heart so severely.the only thing i'm sorry for is Cassano's tears.he was so innocent.i kept my eyes widely open during the whole match(den-swe).the result could be strange, but the whole process was more than normal!

budikovac
06-24-2004, 11:15 AM
it was Italian themselves who created the depressing result coz their states were far from satisfactory in the 1st two matches.
the first game against Denmark was really bad performance, but I think they played good against the swedes, just unlucky not to win!

the only thing i'm sorry for is Cassano's tears.he was so innocent.
that's the fastest change from the happiest person in the world to the saddest I ever seen!

i kept my eyes widely open during the whole match(den-swe).the result could be strange, but the whole process was more than normal!
but Sweden's goal for 2-2 was a bit strange, you have to admit it! Sorensen defended his goal so good the entire championship to make such a big mistake on such an "easy" ball!

wilma
06-24-2004, 01:15 PM
I have to ask, do you think that Scandinavian match (2-2) was a set up? :nerner:
I really don't think so.

Lizan
06-24-2004, 04:06 PM
Denmark and Sweden had to play 2-2 and Italian's then would have no chance to pass the group stages!
Do you think they had a secret agreement to play 2-2, cause the Swedish goal for 2-2 was a bit strange (goalkeeper trowing the ball in front of Sweden's player)!

Oh really?? I didn't see the match.. But that's soo sad for Itali then. It's the same situation the Netherlands were in I suppose?
It's too bad, a team who's already through don't HAVE to play good. They should actually have to fight for something, that would make it really fair!!

Lizan
06-27-2004, 09:53 AM
Woohoo Netherlands are in the semies!!!!! Whoohoooooo :bounce:
Let's see if they can win from Portugal!

:woohoo: :woohoo:

ubrunjensen
06-28-2004, 08:50 AM
I have to ask, do you think that Scandinavian match (2-2) was a set up? :nerner:

How pathetic is that! The Italians always seem to think someone else is to blame for their own blunders! Last World Cup it was the ref, of course, and now it's a conspiracy theory...Well, I completely understand if they're disappointed, and of course the score 2-2 must look a bit odd, but even if I am a Dane and naturally supported both Denmark and Sweden, I simply can't believe that any sane person who watched the match in question can seriously think for one moment that the outcome was the result of pre-arranged matters between the two teams!!! And what's so strange about the second Swedish goal? I've often seen our national team play, and believe me, Thomas Sørensen is often at the mercy of his rather unreliable defense and also fully capable of misjudging a ball himself. Sometimes he's brilliant, sometimes he commits the strangest errors...

And no, I'm not in the slightest upset that you guys can think the Scandinavian teams only progressed because of foul play!!! LOL ;)

I actually like the Italians, but honestly, did they really play to their full potential this summer? They looked like zombies in the first match against Denmark (we couldn't believe our luck), and even if they rallied somewhat against the Swedes, they still couldn't get a winner - Sweden??? Yes, they have Henke Larsson and Zlatan, and their goalie is very good, but still...the Italians ought never to have put themselves in such an awkward position! They should have done the job in the first match. But they were just like the Spaniards, awfully disappointing!

zyim333
06-28-2004, 10:09 AM
yes,you are right.ulla.
but... :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Lizan
06-28-2004, 10:53 AM
Since this thread became a football thread, I can ask this question :)
Which countries will be in the final of Euro2004??

ubrunjensen
06-29-2004, 07:44 PM
yes,you are right.ulla.
but... :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Poor Stella! I know the bitterness of watching a beloved team go down...but console yourself: Italy will be back for the World Cup 2006, I'm sure, they'll always be a great football nation. :)

As for Lizan's question: I think Holland and Czech Republic will meet in the final. I love Portugal, but they look shaky to me, and Figo and Rui Costa are getting old. No offense, but then I believe that Pavel Nedved and his troops will win the title in the end. Sorry about that, Holland! ;)

MissPovaFan
06-29-2004, 07:46 PM
As for Lizan's question: I think Holland and Czech Republic will meet in the final.

Yep those are my 2 finalists I think with Czech Republic winning.

wilma
06-29-2004, 08:41 PM
I'm tipping the Czechs as the next Champions; they're excellent.
Yes, I'm quoting myself and I'm still fully behind the Czech team. They have excellent players (Baros :p , Nedved, Koller), and it's a delight to see them play.
I don't think we (i.e. the Netherlands) can win the match against Portugal. So, the final will be Portugal-Czech Republic.

ubrunjensen
07-01-2004, 03:15 PM
Ok, I'll eat my own words - Figo is a golden oldie! Hurrah for Portugal!

Marine
07-01-2004, 03:53 PM
I was for Holland ! :mad:
(and I don't like like Figo, even if I admit he's very good during this Euro)

GO CZECH !!!!!!!

Lizan
07-01-2004, 03:57 PM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2: :crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

But I have to say they were the better ones yesterday.. What's with Ronaldo with the earrings?? OMG, looks awful!!
I'm for the Czechs as well now!! Go Czechs beat Portugal!!

zyim333
07-02-2004, 12:21 AM
portugal---greece!
LOL!!!Ulla, figo has great chances to fulfil his dream now!!! ;)

ubrunjensen
07-03-2004, 09:32 AM
Greece - it's a scandal! But the Czechs played differently - don't know why they suddenly decided to change tactics and be all careful - but it sure backfired for them! Oh, the stupidity of it all - and the cruel blow in silver goal overtime! But the Greeks proved to be the wisest, they played cleverly, and the Czechs did not, so there you are...
Still disappointed, though, about the poor Czechs. Now I really hope, more than ever, that Portugal will win tomorrow.

xuzizhen
07-05-2004, 02:34 AM
fell so sorry for u ,ulla !

Lizan
07-05-2004, 09:33 AM
I'm actually glad how it end up.. Most of the portugals irritated me, coz the won from Holland :p :)

Marine
07-05-2004, 11:00 AM
I'm glad too, not for the same reasons. There are lots Portugueses in France, and when they win, they go celebrate that on the Champs Elysées, it makes me nervous, and they klaxon everywhere all the night, they like argue us... :mad: