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"Everything flows", says Heraclitus, and so does this thread :awww: Rafachat vol 58

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Betty
06-18-2010, 01:21 PM
no:p the commit should finish sunday:p

follow me:aplot:

gago show yr balls open u it;)

acionescu
06-18-2010, 01:22 PM
No JG, we don't know his jinxing powers :scared:

Action Jackson
06-18-2010, 01:24 PM
Funny match and good that the Serbs won.

Betty
06-18-2010, 01:26 PM
andreea:p
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=10056265#post10056265

acionescu
06-18-2010, 01:28 PM
Serbia :woohoo: :woohoo:

star
06-18-2010, 01:28 PM
PKgaw4gtxFw

:worship: :worship: I can't believe that he danced through the whole song and even had a finish. I think he should have his own tv show. :lol:

:lol: They'll be done a week after Wimbledon, no worries. :hug: :hug:



Awwwww, I cannot wait for the post-Wimbledon beach photos. :lol:
And he looks so serious there, wonder if he was worrying about more practice on grass courts and the London weather during Wimbledon. :awww:

Maybe worried his girl was disturbed by the photogs

L'Equipe: front page: "Les Imposteurs" :rolls:

They talk about their own team?

Oh, well I'll be at Wimbledon again on Saturday :sad:

Poor you. :tears: :lol:

Minn, do Canadians cheer for US sports teams to lose as often as as quickly as possible (the way you could see a mexican wave going through Belgium yesterday?)

They are probably happy when we win and laugh when we lose. U.S.ians usually like to see Canada win if we can't. I think we are the most like siblings. We love to make fun of one another and act superior to one another. It's not only the USians who make fun of Canada. Canadians like to make fun of the U.S. just as much. :lol:


gago show yr balls open u it;)

:scared: Can he just open the thread without showing his balls?

Betty
06-18-2010, 01:31 PM
well star
it means:be a man
not really showing them:devil::scared::bolt:

;)are u surviving at footy talk:p

Saumon
06-18-2010, 01:37 PM
They talk about their own team?

Why wouldn't they? :confused:
Bashing the national team is their number 1 occupation. It's even higher on their priority list than proving that Armstrong is a doper. :p

acionescu
06-18-2010, 01:41 PM
How is French press aujourd'hui, Gab? :p

Bibberz
06-18-2010, 01:50 PM
1. Rafa's draw sucks. :(

2.

http://kilburnhall.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/obama_yes_we_can.jpg

star
06-18-2010, 02:01 PM
well star
it means:be a man
not really showing them:devil::scared::bolt:

;)are u surviving at footy talk:p

I know, but saying things like that to Jolan is like showing the red cape to the bull. :lol:

Why wouldn't they? :confused:
Bashing the national team is their number 1 occupation. It's even higher on their priority list than proving that Armstrong is a doper. :p

:rolls: :rolls: A definite crusade then.

1. Rafa's draw sucks. :(

2.

http://kilburnhall.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/obama_yes_we_can.jpg

BamaRama looks kinda pin-up girly there.

Saumon
06-18-2010, 02:10 PM
How is French press aujourd'hui, Gab? :p

I don't read the press but from what I heard they got bashed as they deserved to be. A couple of newspaper called it "la pelle du 17 juin" (we celebrate the 70th anniversary of "l'Appel du 18 juin" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_of_18_June) today). It's also the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo so there must have been some references to that. :o

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 02:43 PM
scorer of Mexico's 1st goal last nigt was signed up by Man U a few weeks ago :cool:

Bibberz
06-18-2010, 02:48 PM
http://banki.ir/blogs/eco/files/2009/04/obama-sad.jpg

JolánGagó
06-18-2010, 02:54 PM
JG and AJ! :wavey: How's life? Watching footie?

Hi MariaV :wavey: well watching the little bit circumstances allow :rolleyes:

JolánGagó
06-18-2010, 03:01 PM
gago show yr balls open u it;)

I would with pleasure but Im on the road, I really have little time to maintain it as our Rafito deserves :dance:

No JG, we don't know his jinxing powers :scared:

Huge.

I have a conflict of interest with Murray at this slam:D. So I'd rather not do it.

:mad: traditor

I've laughed so much at Germany and France :haha: Im almost over Switzerland already :spit:

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 03:16 PM
Jankovic v Laura Robson
Sharapova v Serena R16 :drool:
Clijsters v Henin R16
Bartoli v Baltacha r2

Smoke944
06-18-2010, 03:17 PM
great draw fixing by the AELTC, giving Fed and Murray sections with all challenger players, too good :worship:

Metis
06-18-2010, 03:19 PM
Someone should go ahead and open the thread already before I do it. :scared:

My suggestion is the person who opened the Wimbledon 2008 thread, whoever that was.

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 03:20 PM
great draw fixing by the AELTC, giving Fed and Murray sections with all challenger players, too good :worship:
:toothy:

A-Rod v Rampras :worship:

acionescu
06-18-2010, 03:20 PM
Hilde?

Smoke944
06-18-2010, 03:26 PM
:toothy:

A-Rod v Rampras :worship:

Watch Rampras all of a sudden play well again :lol:

Metis
06-18-2010, 03:26 PM
Actually it was Hema.

Metis
06-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Hema also opened the RG 2008 thread. :eek:

Hmmm... if we want the RG-W double again, it has to be Adam.


At least that is the scientific conclusion. :shrug: :lol:

tennizen
06-18-2010, 03:33 PM
Hilde?

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Actually it was Hema.

Hema also opened the RG 2008 thread. :eek:



You people have such short memories:sad:

Hmmm... if we want the RG-W double again, it has to be Adam.

At least that is the scientific conclusion. :shrug: :lol:

But where the hell is he? His thread starting won't work if he doesn't put his heart and soul into it.

acionescu
06-18-2010, 03:44 PM
Since I started watching US scored three goals :mad:

Bibberz
06-18-2010, 03:55 PM
Since I started watching US scored three goals :mad:

Only two, apparently. :rolleyes: That was fucked up.

Still, we'll take the one point and GTFO.

http://eastasiaforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/barack-obama-2008040309294309hg2.jpg

acionescu
06-18-2010, 03:57 PM
What happened? :unsure: I hope not the football....

acionescu
06-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Only two, apparently. :rolleyes: That was fucked up.



Thank God :sigh:

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 04:28 PM
Since I started watching US scored three goals :mad::lol:

JolánGagó
06-18-2010, 04:34 PM
nite :wavey:

Bibberz
06-18-2010, 04:35 PM
JM's post and one of my posts were deleted. :(

Hogshit.

JolánGagó
06-18-2010, 04:37 PM
JM's post and one of my posts were deleted. :(

Hogshit.

:speakles:

posted here? what about?

acionescu
06-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Lurkers :rolleyes:

Who the hell still takes you and JM seriously at this point? :cuckoo:

Bibberz
06-18-2010, 04:47 PM
:speakles:

posted here? what about?

JM said he was so mad/distraught that he could kill someone. I posted a picture of the incompetent referee from the USA-SVN match and suggested JM start with him.

Both posts were deleted.

Who the hell still takes you and JM seriously at this point? :cuckoo:

:shrug:

Action Jackson
06-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Hmmm

Getta
06-18-2010, 05:04 PM
fuck them all.

acionescu
06-18-2010, 05:09 PM
bad results? :scared: :scared:

Getta
06-18-2010, 05:11 PM
nah hehe

adee-gee
06-18-2010, 05:32 PM
:lol: :hug: :D

1) I'll tell you next week ;)
2) In Hotel Prince Charles, don't know where it is though, somewhere in London
3) Still not, but I hope we'll have. You told me you had days off, right? So how about hanging out at Wimbledon on Friday, then hit the town Friday night and settle for tennis/golf/PS3/whatever on Satruday? :cool: tell me how you see it ;)
4) No clue :o would be too heartbreaking, won't happen though anyway :angel: :p
1) *excited* :yippee:
2) Is it in Soho? :scratch: and btw, we always put Hotel after the name of it here, unlike you Frenchies :ras:
3) Yeah I'm off on Friday and Saturday. I like your plan :cool:
4) Cop out answer :(
Maybe Princess does, I'm not au fait with the hetero scene, but dinner and a few drinks sounds like fun :)
:sport:
Yeah right. If I hit on you, you'd run a fucking mile, so don't even start with me :)
Only one way to find out :D






Hard luck on the USA Bibby, that goal getting disallowed was a joke. You should beat Algeria and qualify anyway. Why did you just like me becoming friends with my friend's dance group on facebook btw? :lol:

acionescu
06-18-2010, 06:15 PM
Go open that thread, Adam and The Force be with you :rocker2:

Betty
06-18-2010, 07:39 PM
england 0-0 again
this world cup is so:tape:
argentina should take already the cup:o

bokehlicious
06-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Vamos Algeria, go for the upset!

acionescu
06-18-2010, 07:42 PM
I'm about to have a nervous breakdown here :o

Betty
06-18-2010, 07:43 PM
why andy?

acionescu
06-18-2010, 07:49 PM
England sucks

Castafiore
06-18-2010, 07:52 PM
1. Rafa's draw sucks. :(

2.

http://kilburnhall.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/obama_yes_we_can.jpg
1. It does indeed. :sad:

2. :lol:

They are probably happy when we win and laugh when we lose. U.S.ians usually like to see Canada win if we can't. I think we are the most like siblings. We love to make fun of one another and act superior to one another. It's not only the USians who make fun of Canada. Canadians like to make fun of the U.S. just as much. :lol:
Ah, not the same vibe as Belgium - France.

Although Belgians often make fun of the French (and vice versa) but if we see an American or Aussie,... mock the French, we often tend to defend the Frenchies (no idea if that goes both ways, though). Really odd dynamics.

-

One of my colleagues today -->
:woohoo::bigclap: The French lost!
* pulls serious face and tells me * not that I have anything against the French, mind you. Just stating facts.
:woohoo: :bigclap: The French are going home.


Jean-Marie Pfaff said on Dutch tv somewhere that the entire Flanders is firmly behind the Dutch team. :scratch: Weird, I didn't get that note.

Betty
06-18-2010, 07:56 PM
i imagined it andy:ovs algeria:o:o:o

castina:lol:

acionescu
06-18-2010, 08:18 PM
:bigcry:

bokehlicious
06-18-2010, 08:20 PM
:lol:

Betty
06-18-2010, 08:21 PM
:speakles:

bokehlicious
06-18-2010, 08:24 PM
love this wc so far, almost only good results for me :D

acionescu
06-18-2010, 08:25 PM
It's official, this WC sucks :mad:

acionescu
06-18-2010, 08:25 PM
:rolls:

Betty
06-18-2010, 08:26 PM
so now what is the situation for england^?

Betty
06-18-2010, 08:26 PM
yes JM,fed wins wimby and Swizz wc:hug:

acionescu
06-18-2010, 08:27 PM
They need to beat Slovenia :scared: :unsure:

bokehlicious
06-18-2010, 08:28 PM
yes JM,fed wins wimby and Swizz wc:hug:

As long as it's not a Spain/Rafa double I'm fine :o ;)

scoobs
06-18-2010, 08:30 PM
Deep LAWL at England :haha:

Betty
06-18-2010, 08:32 PM
They need to beat Slovenia :scared: :unsure:

US is already pass the round right?:p

jm u know rafa wont win wimby:ras:

star
06-18-2010, 08:34 PM
Ok. Explain it to me very slowly. England played a game against Algeria and neither side scored a goal? And then what happens? Do each of them get a point? Do they have to play the game again?

bokehlicious
06-18-2010, 08:34 PM
No Betty, I think Rafa has a better chance to win Wimby than Spain to win the world cup :o

Minn
06-18-2010, 08:38 PM
:rolleyes:

World's largest countries:

1. Russia
2 Canada
3. China
4. USA

139. Belgium

World's largest countries by population:
1. China
2. India
3. USA
36. Canada
76. Belgium

World's largest countries by population density:
1. Macao
2. Monaco
3. Singapore
34. Belgium
178. USA
228. Canada

Source: Wikipedia



i prefer this dancing baby. he even got the hands in the air action happening.
Both are cute. :lol:

Man, it takes some doing if a huge country like Canada sometimes acts like an underdog but whenever I see somebody talk about Canada on a US tv show, they're often making fun of the country for one reason or the other so is there an underdog vs superiority complex game going on there? Maybe I have a skewed view on the matter. We are huge geographically, no doubt about it. But are we huge in a cultural sense? In a political sense?

(By the way, Toronto hosts the G20 economic summit next week.)

Lumberjacks?!? Fucking :retard:ed Dutchie, his team better go back to eating speculos and choke big time when it matters as always... :cuckoo: :o :p Usually my country is the one getting called a nation of lumberjacks. :lol:

Pau won? :bounce: :woohoo:
Celtics :bigcry:

We like to make fun of Canada because it's 97.5% ice, and we like to make fun of Canadians because they are curiously well-meaning simpletons.
http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/mad/mad0244.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/mad/mad0244.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/mad/mad0244.gif

However, Minn is not a simpleton. Good save, BD.

Minn, do Canadians cheer for US sports teams to lose as often as as quickly as possible (the way you could see a mexican wave going through Belgium yesterday?) No, we're mostly quite happy when they win, unless they beat us. Then it's awful. I think we'd be much more likely to cheer for them than for most other countries.

[B]They are probably happy when we win and laugh when we lose. U.S.ians usually like to see Canada win if we can't. I think we are the most like siblings. We love to make fun of one another and act superior to one another. It's not only the USians who make fun of Canada. Canadians like to make fun of the U.S. just as much. :lol:
:lol: at the bolded sentence. I think you've hit the nail on the head.

The sibling comparison is very good. The US would be the big brother who sometimes tries to pressure us into doing things we don't want to do (like set up missiles in the Arctic). Sometimes we fight. But we mostly support each other.

I just saw the replay of the disallowed goal by the USA. It seems to me it should have been allowed.

England is wrecking my World Cup bracket. France is too. And I kind of wish Germany had beat Serbia today. :(

acionescu
06-18-2010, 08:40 PM
us need to beat algeria

adee-gee
06-18-2010, 08:41 PM
Ok. Explain it to me very slowly. England played a game against Algeria and neither side scored a goal? And then what happens? Do each of them get a point? Do they have to play the game again?
:rolls:

star
06-18-2010, 08:42 PM
World's largest countries by population:
1. China
2. India
3. USA
36. Canada
76. Belgium

World's largest countries by population density:
1. Macao
2. Monaco
3. Singapore
34. Belgium
178. USA
228. Canada

Source: Wikipedia


See there? You are ENORMOUS. Plus you have a low population density. Even better. You have HUGE natural resources and few people to make demands on those resources. Sounds good to me.

Betty
06-18-2010, 08:43 PM
us need to beat algeria

not so hard:o
this is what u n eed to know star,us should pass the round and get into the 1/8 of THE REAL FOOTY if beat algeria

England needs to win too next match vs slovenia

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 08:46 PM
Eng will more than likely still go through, but they are living on borrowed time because that team will struggle to last the KO stages

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 08:48 PM
terrible fantasy golf tournie for me!!

i will pick Vijay :o

star
06-18-2010, 09:00 PM
not so hard:o
this is what u n eed to know star,us should pass the round and get into the 1/8 of THE REAL FOOTY if beat algeria

England needs to win too next match vs slovenia

So you get the same points for scoring no goals as you do for scoring 2 goals -- I mean if the other side scores an equal number. A tied no goal game is as good as a 6 goal tied game?

scoobs
06-18-2010, 09:01 PM
So you get the same points for scoring no goals as you do for scoring 2 goals -- I mean if the other side scores an equal number. A tied no goal game is as good as a 6 goal tied game?
yeah. pointless isn't it.

Betty
06-18-2010, 09:01 PM
So you get the same points for scoring no goals as you do for scoring 2 goals -- I mean if the other side scores an equal number. A tied no goal game is as good as a 6 goal tied game?

at 6 goal tied they play the TB






















yes it is the same;)

Minn
06-18-2010, 09:03 PM
See there? You are ENORMOUS. Plus you have a low population density. Even better. You have HUGE natural resources and few people to make demands on those resources. Sounds good to me. Is this an example of the big brother trying to boost the little brother's self-esteem? ;) No, I know what you mean. I think for the most part we're quite happy with where we stand in the world.

terrible fantasy golf tournie for me!!

i will pick Vijay :o Who's the MTFer in first, Mike, do you know?

Betty
06-18-2010, 09:05 PM
wait but if all the 4 teams are tied then it need to see the number of goals one team did respect the other
but it is rarely happen this thing
or if 2 teams are tied at the second place pass the winner of the direct match if it was tied it needs to see the number of goals

well i dont know how say it in english somebody else will do better:p

Minn
06-18-2010, 09:09 PM
wait but if all the 4 teams are tied then it need to see the number of goals one team did respect the other
but it is rarely happen this thing
or if 2 teams are tied at the second place pass the winner of the direct match if it was tied it needs to see the number of goals

well i dont know how say it in english somebody else will do better:p

Let me try.

If all 4 teams are tied, you use number of goals scored(against each other) to see who advances. This rarely happens.

If 2 teams are tied, you first use the head-to-head result of those 2 teams. If that's a tie, you use number of goals scored to see who advances.

acionescu
06-18-2010, 09:14 PM
yes, star, you get 3 points if you win and 1 point for a draw. the number of goals become important if two teams are tied on points

Betty
06-18-2010, 09:14 PM
:worship: to andy and mel

it is clear i meant thos both things:o
:lol:

edit
andy the h t h is not more important then the tot goals scored also in WC?

Minn
06-18-2010, 09:17 PM
:lol: It is clear you meant that, Betty. :hug: I understood you just fine.

adee-gee
06-18-2010, 09:20 PM
This is why women should stick to cooking and cleaning, eh JM? :D

acionescu
06-18-2010, 09:21 PM
maybe American women :p

Betty
06-18-2010, 09:21 PM
:ras: i say in ita and then u go to cook:p

Betty
06-18-2010, 09:28 PM
star:kiss:
now all will be clear for u:p

Passano al turno successivo (fase ad eliminazione diretta, ottavi di finale) le prime due squadre di ciascun girone. In caso di paritŕ tra due o piů squadre vengono presi in considerazione i seguenti criteri: if tied:

1-migliore differenza reti =best diff of the goals
2-maggior numero di reti segnate = more goals scored
3.maggior numero di punti negli scontri diretti = best points into the h t h
4-migliore differenza reti negli scontri diretti =best diff of the goals in the h th
5-maggior numero di reti segnate negli scontri diretti= more goals scored in the h t h
6-sorteggio effettuato dal comitato FIFA

:o

bokehlicious
06-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Nah Adam, I won't make any misogynistic joke anymore :o :angel: I have to be a better guy :o :p

:secret: that'll be a different story when we'll hit London next Friday night :sport: :D

scoobs
06-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Well I won't stop you.

But I won't approve, either :angel:

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 09:46 PM
i dont know who that guy leading is Melanie

good score he had, overall he's like 2 strokes off leading the main pool.... with the 1,000 or so ppl

edit: he's actually leading now on -20.. cept he didnt enter that one ;)

Minn
06-18-2010, 09:58 PM
star:kiss:
now all will be clear for u:p

Passano al turno successivo (fase ad eliminazione diretta, ottavi di finale) le prime due squadre di ciascun girone. In caso di paritŕ tra due o piů squadre vengono presi in considerazione i seguenti criteri: if tied:

1-migliore differenza reti =best diff of the goals
2-maggior numero di reti segnate = more goals scored
3.maggior numero di punti negli scontri diretti = best points into the h t h
4-migliore differenza reti negli scontri diretti =best diff of the goals in the h th
5-maggior numero di reti segnate negli scontri diretti= more goals scored in the h t h
6-sorteggio effettuato dal comitato FIFA

:o :lol: I'm sure Star will find that perfectly clear. ;)

i dont know who that guy leading is Melanie

good score he had, overall he's like 2 strokes off leading the main pool.... with the 1,000 or so ppl

edit: he's actually leading now on -20.. cept he didnt enter that one ;) His score is that good? :speakles: Nice. You and I will make our moves tomorrow, right? ;)

Bibberz
06-18-2010, 10:09 PM
Hard luck on the USA Bibby, that goal getting disallowed was a joke. You should beat Algeria and qualify anyway.

Yes, I do like our chances. We can and should beat Algeria. :p

Why did you just like me becoming friends with my friend's dance group on facebook btw? :lol:


:D

star:kiss:
now all will be clear for u:p

Passano al turno successivo (fase ad eliminazione diretta, ottavi di finale) le prime due squadre di ciascun girone. In caso di paritŕ tra due o piů squadre vengono presi in considerazione i seguenti criteri: if tied:

1-migliore differenza reti =best diff of the goals
2-maggior numero di reti segnate = more goals scored
3.maggior numero di punti negli scontri diretti = best points into the h t h
4-migliore differenza reti negli scontri diretti =best diff of the goals in the h th
5-maggior numero di reti segnate negli scontri diretti= more goals scored in the h t h
6-sorteggio effettuato dal comitato FIFA

:o

:eek: Betty doing research? :worship:

Smoke944
06-18-2010, 10:12 PM
i dont know who that guy leading is Melanie

good score he had, overall he's like 2 strokes off leading the main pool.... with the 1,000 or so ppl

edit: he's actually leading now on -20.. cept he didnt enter that one ;)

I didn't pick yesterday and my guys today are doing soooooooooooooooooooo badly :lol:

star
06-18-2010, 10:29 PM
star:kiss:
now all will be clear for u:p

Passano al turno successivo (fase ad eliminazione diretta, ottavi di finale) le prime due squadre di ciascun girone. In caso di paritŕ tra due o piů squadre vengono presi in considerazione i seguenti criteri: if tied:

1-migliore differenza reti =best diff of the goals
2-maggior numero di reti segnate = more goals scored
3.maggior numero di punti negli scontri diretti = best points into the h t h
4-migliore differenza reti negli scontri diretti =best diff of the goals in the h th
5-maggior numero di reti segnate negli scontri diretti= more goals scored in the h t h
6-sorteggio effettuato dal comitato FIFA

:o

:yeah: Bravissimo.

Betty
06-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Yes, I do like our chances. We can and should beat Algeria. :p



:D



:eek: Betty doing research? :worship:
:lol:yes i didnt know like say it well in english
then i started to have doubts abt the rules so i googled it:speakles:
:yeah: Bravissimo.

:lol:now u can sleep better;)

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 11:07 PM
Nice. You and I will make our moves tomorrow, right? ;)Yes :yeah: not that i'm making excuses but US Open is not my type of golf.. i'm more British Open type ;) and there was bad light in my room when i was picking

star
06-18-2010, 11:08 PM
Yes, I do like our chances. We can and should beat Algeria. :p



http://www.crossed-flag-pins.com/genimg/flaggen/Algeria-240-animated-flag-gifs.gif

Go Algeria.

Do these teams have mascots? I think some mascots would liven things up. The U.S. could have a guy dressed as a giant eagle.

star
06-18-2010, 11:10 PM
Yes :yeah: not that i'm making excuses but US Open is not my type of golf.. i'm more British Open type ;) and there was bad light in my room when i was picking

:hug: darned bad light.

And that Pebble Beach golf course is :ras:

:lol:

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 11:12 PM
:hug: darned bad light.

And that Pebble Beach golf course is :ras:

:lol:what!? it is a thing of beauty :ras:

Cetics lost the deciding game 7 last night :sad: didnt even see it, wasnt at home in my own bed :p

wildegirl05
06-18-2010, 11:13 PM
england, omg :haha: :haha: :haha:

loving this.


So you get the same points for scoring no goals as you do for scoring 2 goals -- I mean if the other side scores an equal number. A tied no goal game is as good as a 6 goal tied game?

yes, the points depend on win (3), lose (0) or draw (1). it is "as good" qualitatively? probably no :p but quantitatively a draw is a draw is a draw.

This is why women should stick to cooking and cleaning, eh JM? :D

:ras:

what's all this about a JAM w/ a side of scoobsy in london? :inlove: there better be pictures :armed: and if this ends up like a soap opera love triangle, i want deets as the first JAM groupie of record :dance:

i'm mortally offended :tears: i just found out machiavelli compared me to nadalsharapova :bigcry: i might have to rethink my football loves.

wildegirl05
06-18-2010, 11:14 PM
also, bd is back to being the love of my life :hearts:

wildegirl05
06-18-2010, 11:19 PM
i need cat advice. i'm catsitting a couple of kittens/cats (9 months or so) for a friend and one of the cats keeps eating cardboard, paper, plastic, wood etc. it's not just chewing, it is swallowing. i'm feeding it the amount of food she recommended. is this normal? :unsure: bertie never did this.

Betty
06-18-2010, 11:19 PM
what did machi:speakles:
wilde that was a true insult:o

;)

Betty
06-18-2010, 11:20 PM
i need cat advice. i'm catsitting a couple of kittens/cats (9 months or so) for a friend and one of the cats keeps eating cardboard, paper, plastic, wood etc. it's not just chewing, it is swallowing. i'm feeding it the amount of food she recommended. is this normal? :unsure: bertie never did this.

:lol:yes it is normal..she is a baby and..want to play:p..maybe dont let paper,plastic ecc ard:p

wildegirl05
06-18-2010, 11:21 PM
right betty? all because i thought ronaldo shouldn't be called an orangutang :bigcry:

edit: ok, i'm glad it's normal. it chewed the tarp off my bike. it is a menace :(

Corey Feldman
06-18-2010, 11:21 PM
was in a room with a cat today, :lol: should have seen the thing being driven mad trying to catch a fly

backflips, somersaults, all kinds of crashing

Betty
06-18-2010, 11:24 PM
right betty? all because i thought ronaldo shouldn't be called an orangutang :bigcry:

:(

:bolt:that remind me something else;)

machi is again:sad: and desperate..coz our snoo left him in tt:awww:

star
06-18-2010, 11:26 PM
i need cat advice. i'm catsitting a couple of kittens/cats (9 months or so) for a friend and one of the cats keeps eating cardboard, paper, plastic, wood etc. it's not just chewing, it is swallowing. i'm feeding it the amount of food she recommended. is this normal? :unsure: bertie never did this.

It depends on how much it is eating. I would try to store these items out of her reach or spray the items with some bitter apple. It's not good to eat plastic because it can have sharp edges and puncture the intestines.

star
06-18-2010, 11:35 PM
I have no idea what he is doing here.

http://twitpic.com/1xukfh

:lol:

They had it turned the wrong way.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4414885&id=15690358731

wildegirl05
06-18-2010, 11:39 PM
:bolt:that remind me something else;)

machi is again:sad: and desperate..coz our snoo left him in tt:awww:

:lol:

lot of tt partner woes going around :hug:

It depends on how much it is eating. I would try to store these items out of her reach or spray the items with some bitter apple. It's not good to eat plastic because it can have sharp edges and puncture the intestines.

not a lot at all, just a tiny bit. but it's not huge so i image it's not good at all. i only noticed it today and have moved the tarp (well, my bike) out of the house into the landing.

yeah, i've never heard of a cat doing this because i've heard they are generally picky eaters but i've never had an indoor cat so i didn't know.

Betty
06-18-2010, 11:40 PM
ops i forgot to congrat to wilde and andy for the md:yeah:

wildegirl05
06-18-2010, 11:44 PM
it was all andreea's doing :worship: i even messed up the best of 5 matches with sending best of 3 picks :o

Minn
06-19-2010, 04:04 AM
Yes :yeah: not that i'm making excuses but US Open is not my type of golf.. i'm more British Open type ;) and there was bad light in my room when i was picking :lol:

But you don't have mono, do you?

Cetics lost the deciding game 7 last night :sad: didnt even see it, wasnt at home in my own bed :p :tears: for the first part. :aplot: for the second.

Smoke944
06-19-2010, 04:08 AM
Hi Minn :wavey:
Great weather tonight :lol:

bokehlicious
06-19-2010, 09:00 AM
Adam, I'll arrive Thursday at noon, can we have a dinner and a drink at night already or are you busy?

adee-gee
06-19-2010, 09:09 AM
Adam, I'll arrive Thursday at noon, can we have a dinner and a drink at night already or are you busy?
Hmmm....I'm working till 5.30pm on Thursday. A friend sort of gave me an invitation to a dinner party on Thursday night, it's not confirmed yet though. I'll let you know :D

bokehlicious
06-19-2010, 09:12 AM
Ok, let me know ;) Well, if you're busy I'll get to bed early to prepare for Friday :o :angel: :D

scoobs
06-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Ok, let me know ;) Well, if you're busy I'll get to bed early to prepare for Friday :o :angel: :D
I'm around Thursday evening if you're at a loose end JM.

bokehlicious
06-19-2010, 10:37 AM
Oh nice Chris, that would be my pleasure, we could eat something and watch footie in some pub :rocker2: :lol: j/k ;)

scoobs
06-19-2010, 10:38 AM
Oh nice Chris, that would be my pleasure, we could eat something and watch footie in some pub :rocker2: :lol: j/k ;)
We could eat something, go to a pub, you could watch footie while I pour tons of money into pub quiz machines :lol:

<Eve>
06-19-2010, 10:40 AM
We could eat something, go to a pub, you could watch footie while I pour tons of money into pub quiz machines :lol:
you have pub quiz machines?!!? :eek: :hearts:

scoobs
06-19-2010, 10:43 AM
you have pub quiz machines?!!? :eek: :hearts:
in some places, yes.

I try to avoid them, they're very good at enticing me...

<Eve>
06-19-2010, 10:47 AM
in some places, yes.

I try to avoid them, they're very good at enticing me...
I can understand. I have the same with fruitmachines. But i would have this with pub quiz machines as well!!! Good thing i wont go to UK any time soon :angel: although i have been in london a lot, never saw those machines :scratch:

scoobs
06-19-2010, 10:48 AM
I can understand. I have the same with fruitmachines. But i would have this with pub quiz machines as well!!! Good thing i wont go to UK any time soon :angel: although i have been in london a lot, never saw those machines :scratch:
i guess it depends where you go, some pubs don't have them.

<Eve>
06-19-2010, 10:51 AM
i like the zebrano in soho :D but i guess there wont be such a machine.. and prob ive been too much of a tourist to notice these machines :)

Action Jackson
06-19-2010, 10:55 AM
Easy to gamble in the UK.

Bibberz
06-19-2010, 11:02 AM
We could eat something, go to a pub, you could watch footie while I pour tons of money into pub quiz machines :lol:

Remember when I suggested you do a (non-machine) pub quiz with Pumpkin? Do one with JM instead. :yeah:

scoobs
06-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Would have to find a pub quiz on a thursday night...

<Eve>
06-19-2010, 11:08 AM
http://www.pubquizhelp.com/quiz/london.html

scoobs
06-19-2010, 11:13 AM
hmm 2 in north london.

Saumon
06-19-2010, 11:14 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/15ex0tc.jpg

I think no comments are necessary. :tape:

<Eve>
06-19-2010, 11:14 AM
camden's nice

scoobs
06-19-2010, 11:14 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/15ex0tc.jpg

I think no comments are necessary. :tape:
:lol:

subtle.

bokehlicious
06-19-2010, 11:20 AM
:haha: :haha:

Merton
06-19-2010, 12:32 PM
I couldn't resist the tabloid title :D H,i people.

Action Jackson
06-19-2010, 12:34 PM
Had to be done Merton, did you see the Sun's headline about England's group?

Action Jackson
06-19-2010, 12:36 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/941/ohdeart.jpg

Betty
06-19-2010, 12:50 PM
hi

Merton
06-19-2010, 12:50 PM
Love that George, it will be great if they get knocked out from this group.

Minn
06-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Hi Minn :wavey:
Great weather tonight :lol: :lol: I checked to see if there were tornado warnings, Alex, after that conversation we had a few weeks ago. Did you know tornadoes touched down in Ontario and Ohio that night/the next morning? Luckily no one here was killed. I also found out after looking it up last night that the USA and Canada get more tornadoes than any other country in the world.

http://i50.tinypic.com/15ex0tc.jpg

I think no comments are necessary. :tape: :eek: :lol:

Betty
06-19-2010, 01:01 PM
:haha:thk for the quote im so lazy TODAY that i didnt read back:lol:

Action Jackson
06-19-2010, 01:03 PM
Love that George, it will be great if they get knocked out from this group.

I decided to forward to some Slovenian friends and they can send it into their press and jayjay found the pic.

Lot of pessimism around here for the next Aussie match.

Betty
06-19-2010, 01:09 PM
holland is winning
so duncan was right abt his bet on holland for the wc...

Castafiore
06-19-2010, 01:13 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/15ex0tc.jpg

I think no comments are necessary. :tape:
:speakles:

:haha:

-

Did you hear about one rather aggressive England fan who was able to enter the locker room after the match on Friday because he was furious and felt like ranting to the players? :cuckoo:

Also, on the BBC news, they were filming Rooney walking off the pitch while the England "supporters" were booing the hell out of the team.
Rooney (paraphrasing): "It's wonderful when the home crowd supports you, isn't it?"
:lol:

adee-gee
06-19-2010, 01:20 PM
Ok, let me know ;) Well, if you're busy I'll get to bed early to prepare for Friday :o :angel: :D
:lol: I will.
We could eat something, go to a pub, you could watch footie while I pour tons of money into pub quiz machines :lol:
You'd so need me for them.
camden's nice
Camden :inlove:

adee-gee
06-19-2010, 01:22 PM
00:00 | (24) adee-gee (BLR) vs. Blarghman (CAN )
00:00 | maldini (SUI ) vs. lucho_coria (ARG )
00:00 | qczi (HUN ) vs. Bibberz (USA )
00:00 | FiBeR (ARG) vs. (10) keqtqiadv (BRA)

adee-gee vs. Bibberz in R3, what a thriller in store :hearts:

star
06-19-2010, 01:29 PM
:lol: I checked to see if there were tornado warnings, Alex, after that conversation we had a few weeks ago. Did you know tornadoes touched down in Ontario and Ohio that night/the next morning? Luckily no one here was killed. I also found out after looking it up last night that the USA and Canada get more tornadoes than any other country in the world.

:eek: :lol:

I didn't even know other countries had them -- except as maybe off shoots of a typhoon like they occur here with hurricanes. But, not the big ones -- the category 3s and higher.

:speakles:

:
Also, on the BBC news, they were filming Rooney walking off the pitch while the England "supporters" were booing the hell out of the team.
Rooney (paraphrasing): "It's wonderful when the home crowd supports you, isn't it?"
:lol:

Well, ya know, no Philadelphia team better come up with that zero zero crap. The phllie fans are brutal. I don't blame the fans for booing. They paid a fortune to see their team perform and they walk off the field with a zero zero tie and the fans are supposed to clap adoringly and say, well done? phooey on that.

scoobs
06-19-2010, 01:31 PM
You'd so need me for them.


Oh I could probably cope without you, although with you would no doubt be better :)

Betty
06-19-2010, 01:34 PM
did u study yesterday star?now i ll ask u something abt footy:devil:

jk

well when the pubblic is brutal is very upset..when yr team sucks is the moment for show the true fan instinct..
like george knows well,me,as inter fan,lived for long time the "suck"moment;)

star
06-19-2010, 01:53 PM
did u study yesterday star?now i ll ask u something abt footy:devil:

jk

well when the pubblic is brutal is very upset..when yr team sucks is the moment for show the true fan instinct..
like george knows well,me,as inter fan,lived for long time the "suck"moment;)

I suppose it's one thing if your team has played as well as it can. A goose egg tie against Argentina wouldn't be something to boo about, but not if your team is capable of more.

Basebal fans boo. Mostly it's the umps, but they will boo their own team for horrible errors and crap play too.

Betty
06-19-2010, 01:57 PM
yes i see..

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 02:05 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/15ex0tc.jpg

I think no comments are necessary. :tape:what is the headline?



Also, on the BBC news, they were filming Rooney walking off the pitch while the England "supporters" were booing the hell out of the team.
Rooney (paraphrasing): "It's wonderful when the home crowd supports you, isn't it?"
:lol:Yes, big news here... Eng fans are turning on Rooney for saying that - as they deserve to boo

turning against Capello as well.

Saumon
06-19-2010, 02:09 PM
Isn't it pretty transparent? It's so similar to Italian :p At half time, Anelka said "Fuck off, dirty son of a bitch" to Domenech.

According to some sources Anelka got sent home.

Betty
06-19-2010, 02:10 PM
against capello:speakles:
:armed:

Betty
06-19-2010, 02:11 PM
i knew the pronunce of pute not the word:lol:
always learn something of new and..good in mtf gab;)

acionescu
06-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Go f*ck yourself, dirty sob! Mike :D

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 02:12 PM
I am an expert in Italian ;)

Go f*ck yourself, sob! Mike :Dand they print that on the 1st page :eek:

Betty
06-19-2010, 02:13 PM
I am an expert in Italian ;)

specialy,ragazzo and ragazza:palways right

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Andreea enjoyed telling me that just too much, IMO

Minn
06-19-2010, 02:28 PM
I didn't even know other countries had them -- except as maybe off shoots of a typhoon like they occur here with hurricanes. But, not the big ones -- the category 3s and higher. :shrug: Maybe you're right. That didn't come up in my one-minute research.

and they print that on the 1st page :eek: I was thinking the same. That wouldn't be allowed here.

Andreea enjoyed telling me that just too much, IMO :lol: Yes, she did.

JolánGagó
06-19-2010, 02:28 PM
Llodra winning another tourney :speakles:

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 02:33 PM
Llodra winning another tourney :speakles:he's a great player on fast courts, Roddick better be thankful Wimbledon is as slow as it is when he plays him in 2R next week

hope his woman is there today

acionescu
06-19-2010, 02:36 PM
Stockholm looks like an awsome city :inlove:

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 02:38 PM
Melanie you and I had D.Love III in our rosters yesterday, i noticed he took 8 on the famous 18th hole!

probably put a few balls in the ocean

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/golf/files/2010/02/pebble18th.jpg

star
06-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Stockholm looks like an awsome city :inlove:

Isn't it though? But, way way too cold. I mean, Swedes sunbathe when I have on a winter coat and am shivering.

All that water is gorgeous in the summer though. I'd love to take a trip though the archipelago. Just cruising around and stopping at small villages.

Minn
06-19-2010, 02:45 PM
Melanie you and I had D.Love III in our rosters yesterday, i noticed he took 8 on the famous 18th hole!

probably put a few balls in the ocean

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/golf/files/2010/02/pebble18th.jpg Nice picture.

I noticed he was 3 over par on that hole. :( I didn't change my guys for today so I hope he does better. :scared:

:wavey:

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Isn't it though? But, way way too cold. I mean, Swedes sunbathe when I have on a winter coat and am shivering.

what kind of a half assed Swede are you!? :p

JolánGagó
06-19-2010, 02:53 PM
Bitch on the left inherited like 30mill dollar from bitch on the right:

http://i45.tinypic.com/iom8sk.jpg

:sobbing:

star
06-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Minn, I checked. Interesting.

Various types of tornadoes include the landspout, multiple vortex tornado, and waterspout. Waterspouts have similar characteristics to tornadoes, characterized by a spiraling funnel-shaped wind current that forms over a body of water, connecting to a large cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud. Waterspouts are generally classified as non-supercellular tornadoes that develop over bodies of water.[4] These spiraling columns of air frequently develop in tropical areas close to the equator, and are less common at high latitudes.[5] Other tornado-like phenomena which exist in nature include the gustnado, dust devil, fire whirls, and steam devil.
Tornadoes have been observed on every continent except Antarctica. However, the vast majority of tornadoes in the world occur in the Tornado Alley region of the United States, although they can occur nearly anywhere in North America.[6] They also occasionally occur in south-central and eastern Asia, the Philippines, east-central South America, Southern Africa, northwestern and southeast Europe, western and southeastern Australia, and New Zealand.[7]
A large portion of these tornadoes form in an area of the central United States known as Tornado Alley.[6] This area extends into Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairie Provinces, although southeast Quebec, interior British Columbia, and western New Brunswick are also tornado-prone.[61] Tornadoes also occur across northeastern Mexico.[3]
The United States averages about 1,200 tornadoes per year. The Netherlands has the highest average number of recorded tornadoes per area of any country (more than 20, or 0.0013 per sq mi (0.00048 per km2), annually), followed by the UK (around 33, or 0.00035 per sq mi (0.00013 per km2), per year),[62][63] but most are small and cause minor damage. In absolute number of events, ignoring area, the UK experiences more tornadoes than any other European country, excluding waterspouts.[59]
Tornadoes kill an average of 179 people per year in Bangladesh, the most in the world. This is due to high population density, poor quality of construction and lack of tornado safety knowledge, as well as other factors.[64][65] Other areas of the world that have frequent tornadoes include South Africa, parts of Argentina, Paraguay, and southern Brazil, as well as portions of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and far eastern Asia.[7][66]

I would make darkness in my pants if I saw this bearing down on me.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Seymour_Texas_Tornado.jpg/250px-Seymour_Texas_Tornado.jpg

star
06-19-2010, 03:02 PM
what kind of a half assed Swede are you!? :p

A sad and sorry thing. :tears:

<Eve>
06-19-2010, 03:03 PM
Bitch on the left inherited like 30mill dollar from bitch on the right:


:sobbing:
dont exaggerate, it was only 3 not 30 ;) :p

JolánGagó
06-19-2010, 04:11 PM
dont exaggerate, it was only 3 not 30 ;) :p

That's not what El Mundo says :scratch: it says she left Conchita, as direct inheritance, the 7mill mansion, plus 25mill in fideicomiso (i don't know what's that in English, trust?) for the house employees to care for her, buy her designers complements, and "walk" in limos :o

Minn
06-19-2010, 06:33 PM
Minn, I checked. Interesting.

I would make darkness in my pants if I saw this bearing down on me.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Seymour_Texas_Tornado.jpg/250px-Seymour_Texas_Tornado.jpg It is interesting. So England and Holland have a lot of tornadoes. I live outside the "official" Tornado Alley but, as the article says Ontario gets a lot. We have a few warnings every summer. I've seen green skies a couple of times and we've had a few touch down in my county. My parents lost shingles from their roof due to a tornado a few years ago but that's it. The horse barn just down the road from them was half destroyed; all the horses were okay though.

That's not what El Mundo says :scratch: it says she left Conchita, as direct inheritance, the 7mill mansion, plus 25mill in fideicomiso (i don't know what's that in English, trust?) for the house employees to care for her, buy her designers complements, and "walk" in limos :o :speakles: Some people are crazy.

-Evita-
06-19-2010, 07:15 PM
evi bad draw for us:bigcry::ras:
when will u post the oop:p

:secret: Linda made the draw so all complaints should go to her :p But I'm sure we won't even play Betty, at best I will lose in the second round against Tytta :sad:

evi:pneed help
in CH 26,which is the one that gives more points?:p

I hope you found the answer yesterday :hug: I have no idea.

what is the headline?

So glad to see another person who doesn't speak French :hug: :p

tennizen
06-19-2010, 08:02 PM
tweet from Soderling:scared:

Played an exhibition match against Ferrer today. Grass court form is pretty good so far.

Betty
06-19-2010, 08:02 PM
evi oop:p

i would like study them now coz im tot:zzz:so maybe i can find some pick that make me win ,,when i study them i always lose:o

star
06-19-2010, 08:11 PM
It is interesting. So England and Holland have a lot of tornadoes. I live outside the "official" Tornado Alley but, as the article says Ontario gets a lot. We have a few warnings every summer. I've seen green skies a couple of times and we've had a few touch down in my county. My parents lost shingles from their roof due to a tornado a few years ago but that's it. The horse barn just down the road from them was half destroyed; all the horses were okay though.



I love those green skies and how the air gets super still and the birds are quiet as the forces combine to produce a funnel. It's eerie and beautiful.

I remember a town where a relative lived was hit by a tornado, and I visited about 6 months to a year after -- when all the debris had been cleared out and it was just this huge path going toward the northeast for about a mile and a few blocks wide with nothing on it. Pretty impressive.

-Evita-
06-19-2010, 08:11 PM
What OOP? They start only on Monday.

Did you hear that Gulbis pulled out of Wimbledon? :sad: It's probably a good decision but I'm sad I won't see him play.

Betty
06-19-2010, 08:13 PM
sorry evi i just opened wimbly webs.and i saw no oop:o
i thought they could put them early coz the draw is done,my hope:o

yes i read abt gulbis:awww::hug:

Betty
06-19-2010, 08:15 PM
denmark is winning:speakles:

this wc surprise me every day..

-Evita-
06-19-2010, 08:15 PM
sorry evi i just opened wimbly webs.and i saw no oop:o
i thought they could put them early coz the draw is done,my hope:o

Well, the top half is playing first so you can study those matches today :)

Betty
06-19-2010, 08:20 PM
true:p hk

so how goes uni?have u exam in program?

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 08:48 PM
look at Duval go in US Open :sport:

Corey Feldman
06-19-2010, 09:01 PM
http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/65500/Unshaved-Ana-Ivanovic--65515.jpg

Betty
06-19-2010, 09:04 PM
damn ita will play at 4 pm i thought was the night match:bigcry:

acionescu
06-19-2010, 09:06 PM
:scared: :cuckoo:

Betty
06-19-2010, 09:09 PM
is he a man:scared:
andy since my last post to evi i did 8 picks or well studing 5 and dont study for fed,melzer and troicky:lol:

Corey Feldman
06-20-2010, 12:59 AM
Tiger is back

and who had him in his fantasy roster today :cool:

star
06-20-2010, 01:45 AM
Tiger is back

and who had him in his fantasy roster today :cool:

Oh, MIkey. You're so smart. :hug: :smooch:

Manute Bol died. :sad: He was only 47. :eek:

Minn
06-20-2010, 06:02 AM
I love those green skies and how the air gets super still and the birds are quiet as the forces combine to produce a funnel. It's eerie and beautiful.

I remember a town where a relative lived was hit by a tornado, and I visited about 6 months to a year after -- when all the debris had been cleared out and it was just this huge path going toward the northeast for about a mile and a few blocks wide with nothing on it. Pretty impressive. Wow. I've never seen one that bad. The closest I've seen is a lot of hurricane damage several months later in the Caribbean.

Did you hear that Gulbis pulled out of Wimbledon? :sad: It's probably a good decision but I'm sad I won't see him play. :sad:

Tiger is back

and who had him in his fantasy roster today :cool: :) You made your move and you didn't let bad light, mono or anything else get in your way.

Manute Bol died. :sad: He was only 47. :eek: :sad:

Castafiore
06-20-2010, 09:12 AM
Yes, big news here... Eng fans are turning on Rooney for saying that - as they deserve to boo
Well, I don't blame the crowd for being utterly disappointed and the players could hardly expect an applause for those 2 matches but now, I hear that Rooney's had to apologize which I find exaggerated as well. What he said wasn't that bad.

bokehlicious
06-20-2010, 09:31 AM
Love Telefoot today :cool: :D :awww: :lol:

Merton
06-20-2010, 11:34 AM
Tomas Berdych starts 3rd on Court 12. Igor Andreev starts first on Court 10. Did I miss anything else worth of note? :D

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 11:37 AM
Tomas Berdych starts 3rd on Court 12. Igor Andreev starts first on Court 10. Did I miss anything else worth of note? :D

King and Dodig been moved to Norwich.

Merton
06-20-2010, 11:41 AM
King and Dodig been moved to Norwich.

I guess they play on Tuesday. :shrug: Of course it will be the highlight of the day.

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 11:51 AM
I guess they play on Tuesday. :shrug: Of course it will be the highlight of the day.

Of course. Lots of Aussies moaning about the Kewell sending off.

Merton
06-20-2010, 11:57 AM
Of course. Lots of Aussies moaning about the Kewell sending off.

I didn't see it but I guess the Aussies played better than against Germany. The problem is if the sport loses popularity down under after the event.

Merton
06-20-2010, 12:01 PM
This intriguing news got my attention:

http://www.inews.gr/59/tzon-modinos-me-ti-gynaika-mou-kanoume-kathimerina-erota.htm

John Modinos is a retired opera singer, aged > 75, married to a 32 year old lady named Roxana. They reveal that 'We make love every day" :devil:

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 12:02 PM
It has a core market, just a lot of bandwagon fans and Slovakia are getting pumped, at least they have hot women.

Merton
06-20-2010, 12:08 PM
Here is the man :worship:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/vcbK3ObwuCg/0.jpg

His wife is a Romanian opera singer from Costanza, Roxana Chetali. Here she says Modinos is 83 years old but he behaves as if he is 38.

http://e-typos.pblogs.gr/2010/06/639880.html

Minn
06-20-2010, 12:10 PM
Love the movie that this thread title refers to. I've only seen the 1930s version, not the 70s version. I've never read the whole novel. :o Maybe I should add that to my summer reading list.

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 12:10 PM
All the power to him if he can get it up every day at that age without help.

Merton
06-20-2010, 12:33 PM
Love the movie that this thread title refers to. I've only seen the 1930s version, not the 70s version. I've never read the whole novel. :o Maybe I should add that to my summer reading list.

It is a great antiwar novel, suffice it to say it was among the very first that Hitler ordered to burn publicly.

Betty
06-20-2010, 12:39 PM
not easy matches on wimby tomorrow:p

Betty
06-20-2010, 12:45 PM
i think i ll pick falla 3-0...

andreea ard?

star
06-20-2010, 01:23 PM
Bettybettina! Good luck with your team today! :kiss:

Betty
06-20-2010, 01:32 PM
thk:scared:

what a pity i cant watch it:( and the live score:fiery:

star
06-20-2010, 01:36 PM
thk:scared:

what a pity i cant watch it:( and the live score:fiery:

You can't watch it? Are you no longer at the coast?

Betty
06-20-2010, 01:39 PM
no tv here and when fra wakes up..ard 4 pm so when match will star he would not let me listen at the radio the matchů:lol:
he wants play with me go to the beach cc:lol:

star
06-20-2010, 01:47 PM
no tv here and when fra wakes up..ard 4 pm so when match will star he would not let me listen at the radio the matchů:lol:
he wants play with me go to the beach cc:lol:

I suppose drugging him is not an option. :sad:

Today, I am very upset to learn that these new advertisements we are seeing from BP about how they are so :angel: and helping everybody so much and being kind to the "small people" as the chairman of the board calls them costs 50 million dollars :eek: They have so much money to throw around. The 50 million could have been the mortgage payments for gulf coast residents homes. And then Tony goes and races his yacht for the weekend. But, he's sad because he wants his life back. I think every time I see one of those ads I will send a note to the station running it.

10 worst gaffes in the the gull oil spill http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0620/A-yachting-trip-The-10-worst-BP-gaffes-in-Gulf-oil-spill

Of course, "spill" isn't exactly descriptive of what is happening.

Minn
06-20-2010, 02:26 PM
It is a great antiwar novel, suffice it to say it was among the very first that Hitler ordered to burn publicly. Yes. The last scene from the 30s version of the movie is very well done and effective. No wonder Hitler banned the book.

Today, I am very upset to learn that these new advertisements we are seeing from BP about how they are so :angel: and helping everybody so much and being kind to the "small people" as the chairman of the board calls them costs 50 million dollars :eek: They have so much money to throw around. The 50 million could have been the mortgage payments for gulf coast residents homes. And then Tony goes and races his yacht for the weekend. But, he's sad because he wants his life back. I think every time I see one of those ads I will send a note to the station running it. I haven't seen any BP ads but I would probably feel the same.

Edit: Just saw one.

I think the same kind of thoughts when I see/hear all the recent Toyota commercials talking about how important safety is to them after they covered up safety problems for over a year. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Anything to protect their image and make profits, to hell with dead animals and dead people. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

star
06-20-2010, 02:57 PM
Well, BP has it's share of dead people. 11 were killed in the explosion. I don't know how many have been killed in the acceleration incidents. Maybe not even that many.

Here are two of the commercials. Of course, Mr. Tony doesn't know that his accent alone makes one want to punch him. My favorite is when he says "we all feel the impact." :lol:

ZNEByDcERMU

ZF64SPueNtw

And Jimmy Kimmel's suggestd BP commercial

CmrGKgaox1U&feature

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 03:09 PM
what's all this about blue balls in italy, betty? :p

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Mozzarella-gets-the-blues-in-apf-4046341658.html?x=0

edit: france :o this is going from funny to just plain pathetic. now their fitness coach has quit after an argument with domenech. and the team's allegedly refusing to train. fifa should just kick them out and usher in a LL.

acionescu
06-20-2010, 03:22 PM
This intriguing news got my attention:

http://www.inews.gr/59/tzon-modinos-me-ti-gynaika-mou-kanoume-kathimerina-erota.htm

John Modinos is a retired opera singer, aged > 75, married to a 32 year old lady named Roxana. They reveal that 'We make love every day" :devil:

Here is the man :worship:

http://img.youtube.com/vi/vcbK3ObwuCg/0.jpg

His wife is a Romanian opera singer from Costanza, Roxana Chetali. Here she says Modinos is 83 years old but he behaves as if he is 38.

http://e-typos.pblogs.gr/2010/06/639880.html

:eek: Trying to lure the posters back in? :o I was expecting better from you :speakles:

Love the movie that this thread title refers to. I've only seen the 1930s version, not the 70s version. I've never read the whole novel. :o Maybe I should add that to my summer reading list.


You saw the version that counts, one of the best movies ever made. Read the book, though....

i think i ll pick falla 3-0...

andreea ard?

Yep, I have a postive feeling about Falla too.....:D

thk:scared:

what a pity i cant watch it:( and the live score:fiery:

NZ 1-0 :D Oh, wait, Italy fake a foul and got a penalty 1-1 :(

what's all this about blue balls in italy, betty? :p

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Mozzarella-gets-the-blues-in-apf-4046341658.html?x=0

There must be the Italian men's balls turning blue when they were led by New Zealand :shrug: I think that they are about to turn to normal colour still another perfect dive to go :hug:

acionescu
06-20-2010, 03:25 PM
I'm struggling over Fed match too...:scratch:

Thank God I'll probably lose in R1, otherwise I'll have a hard time trying to predict Fed's matches, he has such a trickly draw :awww:

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 03:26 PM
NZ 1-0 :D Oh, wait, Italy fake a foul and got a penalty 1-1 :(

nz need to just keep pressing. that would be something, wouldn't it? :hearts:



There must be the Italian men's balls turning blue when they were led by New Zealand :shrug: I think that they are about to turn to normal colour still another perfect dive to go :hug:

:lol: almost every team has a diving problem these days. plus isn't the italian team pretty geriatric? they don't need to have nz leading them to have these problems :p


ghana :sad: they really miss essien :(

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 03:26 PM
Vlach, thought you'd be watching the athletics from Bergen and getting all steamy watching Thorkildsen.

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 03:26 PM
what matches are you talking about? do we have to send picks already?

acionescu
06-20-2010, 03:31 PM
yep, wilde, it's the 1st day of W TT tomorow :sobbing:

Thanks George, I forgot about Bergen as I didn't watch yesterday being glued to the LS from Stokholm :o

acionescu
06-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Why is a German leading the javelin? :mad: And ugly? :bigcry:

acionescu
06-20-2010, 03:35 PM
I see that Finland is in competition. Didn't :hearts: Tero :hearts: participate?

JolánGagó
06-20-2010, 03:54 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Italy :haha: :haha: :haha:

acionescu
06-20-2010, 03:57 PM
:lol: Italy

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 04:01 PM
Great for the game, some of the Kiwi players aren't even professionals.

star
06-20-2010, 04:01 PM
1-1 tie. :rolleyes:

:hug: Betty

JolánGagó
06-20-2010, 04:05 PM
Kiwis have 10 more years of laughing at Aussies :rolls:

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 04:11 PM
yep, wilde, it's the 1st day of W TT tomorow :sobbing:

Thanks George, I forgot about Bergen as I didn't watch yesterday being glued to the LS from Stokholm :o

damn, i just saw the oop was posted. oh well, not like my picking takes more than 5 minutes :D

1-1 tie. :rolleyes:

:hug: Betty

star, if you prefer high scoring sports you should give cricket a chance :D and to get the best of cricket you should find youtube vids of partnerships between:

azharuddin :drool: and tendulkar
tendulkar and manjrekar :worship:
tendulkar and kambli :inlove:

in that order :D

whatever you do, don't find clips of gavaskar unless you suffer from insomnia.

acionescu
06-20-2010, 04:12 PM
It's a draw :rolleyes:

And NZ won 1-1 :rocker2:

Merton
06-20-2010, 04:15 PM
Andreea, what can I say? My tabloid side took over. :sad: I saw from youtube that there are clips of the Romanian.

star
06-20-2010, 04:18 PM
damn, i just saw the oop was posted. oh well, not like my picking takes more than 5 minutes :D



star, if you prefer high scoring sports you should give cricket a chance :D

Sorry. Soccer is deadly enough for me. No need to look at a sport where a match takes FOREVER to play. I'll stick with U.S. sports and tennis. :hatoff: Oh, yeah, and the tour de france. :)

Actually, I barely follow baseball or basketball anymore and haven't followed football for years and years and years. So maybe it's only tennis, figure skating, cycling, and yeah, maybe gymnastics.

I have a friend who was a gymnast and he's already teaching his baby -- just a year old -- to do summersaults. :) So, cute.

Merton
06-20-2010, 04:19 PM
I suppose drugging him is not an option. :sad:

Today, I am very upset to learn that these new advertisements we are seeing from BP about how they are so :angel: and helping everybody so much and being kind to the "small people" as the chairman of the board calls them costs 50 million dollars :eek: They have so much money to throw around. The 50 million could have been the mortgage payments for gulf coast residents homes. And then Tony goes and races his yacht for the weekend. But, he's sad because he wants his life back. I think every time I see one of those ads I will send a note to the station running it.

10 worst gaffes in the the gull oil spill http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0620/A-yachting-trip-The-10-worst-BP-gaffes-in-Gulf-oil-spill

Of course, "spill" isn't exactly descriptive of what is happening.

Thanks for the article. Astonishing arrogance from BP and a sorry sight of the federal goverment and the regulatory authorities.

star
06-20-2010, 04:19 PM
It's a draw :rolleyes:

And NZ won 1-1 :rocker2:

I know. :)

I just like to be a ditzy yank about soccer. :p

You say draw and I say tie. Tomato, tomato. Let's call the whole thing off.

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 04:21 PM
Sorry. Soccer is deadly enough for me. No need to look at a sport where a match takes FOREVER to play. I'll stick with U.S. sports and tennis. :hatoff: Oh, yeah, and the tour de france. :)

:lol: they've shortened cricket matches considerably. bunch of plebes :( nothing like the drama (and days off from school) of a india-pakistan test match interrupted by rain :inlove:



Actually, I barely follow baseball or basketball anymore and haven't followed football for years and years and years. So maybe it's only tennis, figure skating, cycling, and yeah, maybe gymnastics.

what about f1? that's really exciting. i used to be into it back in the days of star sports.


I have a friend who was a gymnast and he's already teaching his baby -- just a year old -- to do summersaults. :) So, cute.

what do you think about the body image issues that gymnasts and their coaches get accused of?

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 04:24 PM
stfu fabregas :rolleyes: you're just barely fit, don't start mouthing off about not getting selected :retard:

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 04:25 PM
Kiwis have 10 more years of laughing at Aussies :rolls:

Too bad no haka though.


whatever you do, don't find clips of gavaskar unless you suffer from insomnia.

Gavaskar = champion cricketer. Anyone who got 15 centuries against the West Indies when they were lethal and yes he played shots against them.

star
06-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the article. Astonishing arrogance from BP and a sorry sight of the federal goverment and the regulatory authorities.

It's so maddening. Back when offshore drilling was first proposed in the gulf, there were warnings about the sorts of disasters that could occur, but the environmentalists were seen as crack pot doomsayers standing in the way of progress and economic well being for the gulf coast. And for years, of course, everything went all right. I wish it had continued.

The thing that interests me is that Halliburton has really managed to keep a low profile. As I understand it the blow out took place as the well was being mudded. That's a Halliburton job. They had their technicians there for that job. If the mud is put down too fast a blow out can occur. Someone said that there was left over mud -- a sign that the mud has not been put in correctly. This was at the first of the disaster that I read about the mudding, but since then, there's been nothing. Of course, I'm always willing to blame Halliburton. :p

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Too bad no haka though.



Gavaskar = champion cricketer. Anyone who got 15 centuries against the West Indies when they were lethal and yes he played shots against them.

gavaskar :rolleyes: yeah, if he blocked 1000 balls, he was bound to hit a shot off the 1001st. it's just the law of averages.

well, i exaggerate but his selfishness when he got to the 90s was incredibly frustrating. i remember sitting around the tv with a bunch of my family and seriously, an entire meal was sometimes cooked and eaten between his score being 85 and getting to 100. fucking wanker.

Saumon
06-20-2010, 04:27 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

JolánGagó
06-20-2010, 04:30 PM
Gotta luv Schadenfreude running high in here :spit:

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 04:30 PM
andreea, are you done with your picks? i am going to do mine now before i log off mtf.

acionescu
06-20-2010, 04:35 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

That takes some nerve from a French :p :o

star
06-20-2010, 04:35 PM
what about f1? that's really exciting. i used to be into it back in the days of star sports.

I can't get excited about men I can't see. :p



what do you think about the body image issues that gymnasts and their coaches get accused of?

I think that it is healthier to be quite slim than to be overweight. So, when people start in on the idea that someone who is slimmer than the average is somehow going to cause an epidemic of anorexia and bulimia, I don't believe it. Slim people have been idolized for a long time and people keep getting fatter, so can't really see it.

If the athletes themselves are being mistreated or made to follow unhealthy practices, that's a different story.

I think this little girl is going to be interesting. Her father is such a dare devil of a sportsman -- I always tell him that if he's lucky, he'll be killed doing one of his tricks. He's an extreme skier. He does back country skiing -- jumping off cliffs and rotating in the air,, etc.

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 04:36 PM
gavaskar :rolleyes: yeah, if he blocked 1000 balls, he was bound to hit a shot off the 1001st. it's just the law of averages.

well, i exaggerate but his selfishness when he got to the 90s was incredibly frustrating. i remember sitting around the tv with a bunch of my family and seriously, an entire meal was sometimes cooked and eaten between his score being 85 and getting to 100. fucking wanker.

You do know they weren't as attacking back then in general.

Steve Waugh that is a selfish cricketer of the highest order, as for Gavaskar he performed against the meanest and best bowling attack which the Windies were from 1976 to 1990, good enough for me. Lucky Geoff Boycott was Indian.

acionescu
06-20-2010, 04:37 PM
i'm doing them now..................allegedly :o

Merton
06-20-2010, 04:39 PM
It's so maddening. Back when offshore drilling was first proposed in the gulf, there were warnings about the sorts of disasters that could occur, but the environmentalists were seen as crack pot doomsayers standing in the way of progress and economic well being for the gulf coast. And for years, of course, everything went all right. I wish it had continued.

The thing that interests me is that Halliburton has really managed to keep a low profile. As I understand it the blow out took place as the well was being mudded. That's a Halliburton job. They had their technicians there for that job. If the mud is put down too fast a blow out can occur. Someone said that there was left over mud -- a sign that the mud has not been put in correctly. This was at the first of the disaster that I read about the mudding, but since then, there's been nothing. Of course, I'm always willing to blame Halliburton. :p

Halliburton and a certain ex-vice president who happens to be an ex-CEO? :p

As far as I know, BP operates as an "oil bank" so it keeps the cash flows from the oil rings that it leashes but outsources all engineering work to other firms, Halliburton being a prominent one. But those contracts are drafted very carefully, I am pretty sure that BP would have difussed responsibility for the disaster if it could.

You are right about environmentalists warning about off-shore drilling, the problem is that the probability of a disaster is low and the benefits from drilling are certain: Lower gas prices and jobs in the local areas. The incentives are all wrong.

Snoo Foo
06-20-2010, 04:40 PM
france

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/emoticon/rafflelaff.png

acionescu
06-20-2010, 04:46 PM
Pierce Brosnan :inlove:

wildegirl05
06-20-2010, 04:48 PM
I can't get excited about men I can't see. :p





I think that it is healthier to be quite slim than to be overweight. So, when people start in on the idea that someone who is slimmer than the average is somehow going to cause an epidemic of anorexia and bulimia, I don't believe it. Slim people have been idolized for a long time and people keep getting fatter, so can't really see it.

If the athletes themselves are being mistreated or made to follow unhealthy practices, that's a different story.

I think this little girl is going to be interesting. Her father is such a dare devil of a sportsman -- I always tell him that if he's lucky, he'll be killed doing one of his tricks. He's an extreme skier. He does back country skiing -- jumping off cliffs and rotating in the air,, etc.

oh yeah, i wasn't talking about their role in unrealistic body images amongst the general population but the about the alleged high incidence of eating disorders and body morphing issues amongst the kids who take part in gymnastics.

wow. that's pretty cool. is he married? his wife is either a daredevil too or just a nervous wreck :lol:

You do know they weren't as attacking back then in general.

Steve Waugh that is a selfish cricketer of the highest order, as for Gavaskar he performed against the meanest and best bowling attack which the Windies were from 1976 to 1990, good enough for me. Lucky Geoff Boycott was Indian.

nobody was as bad as him on the team. especially in his position as captain. ugh and the politics with the local maharashtra board.

waugh. god, i hate the entire australian team with a passion. my nole and muzza hate doesn't even come close. don't remind me, my blood boils just thinking about them.

fair enough that you think he's great. he'll never be great for me.

i'm doing them now..................allegedly :o

vamos :rocker2: don't laugh at mine :D

Halliburton and a certain ex-vice president who happens to be an ex-CEO? :p

As far as I know, BP operates as an "oil bank" so it keeps the cash flows from the oil rings that it leashes but outsources all engineering work to other firms, Halliburton being a prominent one. But those contracts are drafted very carefully, I am pretty sure that BP would have difussed responsibility for the disaster if it could.

You are right about environmentalists warning about off-shore drilling, the problem is that the probability of a disaster is low and the benefits from drilling are certain: Lower gas prices and jobs in the local areas. The incentives are all wrong.

a couple of my friends are down there, helping with the clean up and they say not a day goes by without some hardcore republican coming up to them and complaining why there weren't more government controls protecting the environment from off-shore drilling. oh, the irony.

:wavey: till later, guys.

star
06-20-2010, 04:48 PM
Halliburton and a certain ex-vice president who happens to be an ex-CEO? :p

As far as I know, BP operates as an "oil bank" so it keeps the cash flows from the oil rings that it leashes but outsources all engineering work to other firms, Halliburton being a prominent one. But those contracts are drafted very carefully, I am pretty sure that BP would have difussed responsibility for the disaster if it could.

You are right about environmentalists warning about off-shore drilling, the problem is that the probability of a disaster is low and the benefits from drilling are certain: Lower gas prices and jobs in the local areas. The incentives are all wrong.


The problem is that no one believed in the disaster scenario even though we know through experience with land drilling that such things occur despite safety measures. So even though the percentage of blow outs is very low, they are quite certain to occur at some point. The problem is that it's sort of like smoking cigarettes -- the pay off is now, and the disaster is a long way in the future.

acionescu
06-20-2010, 04:51 PM
Nice to see the French players showing solidarity on subjects that really matter :yeah:

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 04:53 PM
nobody was as bad as him on the team. especially in his position as captain. ugh and the politics with the local maharashtra board.

waugh. god, i hate the entire australian team with a passion. my nole and muzza hate doesn't even come close. don't remind me, my blood boils just thinking about them.

fair enough that you think he's great. he'll never be great for me.

I never I said I liked the guy, don't have to like them to appreciate outstanding achievements this is no different from any field.

Batsmen have it very easy today, smaller boundaries, flatter pitches and average bowling. I mean Dale Steyn is a gun bowler, the batsmen aren't used to a ball swinging these days and 1 bouncer per over is garbage.

star
06-20-2010, 04:58 PM
oh yeah, i wasn't talking about their role in unrealistic body images amongst the general population but the about the alleged high incidence of eating disorders and body morphing issues amongst the kids who take part in gymnastics.

wow. that's pretty cool. is he married? his wife is either a daredevil too or just a nervous wreck :lol:


I don't know if there is a "high" incidence of eating disorders amongst regular kids who participate in gymnastics. My godchildren were into non-competitive gymnastics for a while and never seemed to suffer from it. The older one was in dance for years (another discipline that gets accused of fostering unrealistic body image) and has never had an eating disorder -- of course, from the time she was tiny -- age three -- she always preferred non-fatty foods, but that was just a preference she had and not anything fostered by her parents or anyone else.

I read an interesting article that linked eating disorders to genetics. There seems to be a familial component to eating disorders.

And my daredevil friend (although he sees himself as being safety conscious) is married. His wife is not a daredevil or an athlete. She doesn't get upset or nervous. She knows he's going to do what he's going to do. She's pregnant again, so maybe having children will slow him down. Age certainly will. He's about 31 now, so I give him 10 more years. :)

Action Jackson
06-20-2010, 05:00 PM
Funny reading, although not the best of sources.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1863/world-cup-2010/2010/06/20/1985870/world-cup-comment-traitors-secrecy-back-stabbing-mutiny


World Cup Comment: Traitors, Secrecy, Back-Stabbing & Mutiny – France’s South African Story
Goal.com's Robin Bairner looks over the dramatic mess that has been les Bleus' World Cup campaign...
By Robin Bairner
Jun 20, 2010 12:17:00 PM


To say the web is tangled would be a gross understatement. France’s trip to the World Cup has descended into something like a plot from a complex thriller, with the team’s on-field implosion against Mexico on Friday evening the catalyst for an off-field explosion over the weekend.

The events of the last 48 hours have dramatically lifted the lid on the France camp to reveal a grubby underside that is still made opaque by claim and counter-claim in the media.

From the time Raymond Domenech’s side arrived at their training base in Knysna, they have been surrounded by a veil of secrecy, very rarely expressing themselves freely to the media. The France team was locked away as tightly as possible for such a high profile squad at an event of such magnitude, but even under such close supervision rumours started to spread in the sportspapers of a distinct unease.

Domenech has never engendered a great love from the players of the national team, so it was little surprise that the media, who have nothing but contempt for a man who has routinely dodged their questions by answering in a ridiculously cryptic fashion over the last few weeks, were quick to smell blood.

Of course they were aided by allegations that Franck Ribery had conducted congress with a teenage prostitute in Paris just weeks before the World Cup.

And then there was William Gallas’ refusal to speak to the media in the build-up to the competition. His curtain of silence prevented the centre-back from explaining his grievance fully, though most pundits agree that it was instigated by Domenech’s decision to select Patrice Evra as captain of the party.

Just 24 hours before les Bleus’ opening game against Uruguay came further, and more serious, hints of trouble. Florent Malouda reportedly had to be held back by Evra from his coach after a training ground disagreement. Domenech believed that ‘Flo’ was acting in too aggressive a manner, leading to the Chelsea player being axed to the bench against Uruguay – a game that was allowed to tamely drift to a scoreless draw and was crying out for the winger's direct running.

Six days passed without obvious incident, but the fixture against el Tri in Polokwane would start to peel away the layers of protection surrounding l’Equipe de France. For 45 minutes against Mexico, les Bleus unsteadily matched their opponents, but after the half-time break there was a distinct change in mood. France’s players suddenly seemed less willing and less concentrated; as if someone had flicked an off button on their performance.

In the wake of the 2-0 loss, which has left France staring at the exit door, reports quickly revealed the events that went on in the bowels of the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Nicolas Anelka, a man not noted for his cool temperament, had a huge fall-out with Domenech.

“Go f*** yourself, you dirty son of a b****,” the media have reported the frustrated Chelsea striker, who later rejected a chance to apologise for the incident, to have said.

Evra has denied that these were the words used by his team-mate, but he has not denied that a “clash” took place. How the media got wind, he only has one explanation. “This comes from someone who is on the team and wants to hurt the team,” he told the media, explicitly using the word “traitor” to describe the unknown anarchist.

Suspicion clearly lingers around the France squad. Like a good murder mystery, many players, perhaps even staff, have motives, but no one will shoulder the blame.

But the Anelka saga is not the only controversy to have arisen from the Mexico match. A band of mutineers (Evra, Gallas, Ribery and Thierry Henry), led by retired ace Zinedine Zidane, who was said to have controlled the dressing room during les Bleus’ run to the 2006 World Cup final, is rumoured to have instructed Domenech to reshuffle his formation, dropping Yoann Gourcuff and Sidney Govou in the process. The coach seemed to be giving the move some thought, but once he learned of ‘Zizou’'s influence, he reverted to his original plan.

Domenech, who gives up his post after the World Cup, disappeared on Saturday when he should have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Evra and was labelled “the Invisible Man” by France Football. The stubborn 58-year-old has finally broken, though that seemed apparent from his countenance as Mexico overran his side on Friday.

While reports of unrest in squads are not uncommon – England are presently having to fend off such claims – the sheer scale of turbulence in the France squad is monumental. And this is not the end; there are more revelations to come, and more ugly twists in les Bleus’ World Cup tale, which isn’t even officially over yet.

Good luck Laurent Blanc, you have a huge job on your hands to rebuild trust amongst this fragmented squad once a coup de grace finally puts France out of their South Africa misery.

Saumon
06-20-2010, 05:03 PM
That takes some nerve from a French :p :o

Oh don't get me wrong, I was laughing at the mess that is our team. (ok, maybe one of those :haha:'s was for Italy)

acionescu
06-20-2010, 05:07 PM
Disgusting behaviour, really. And Anelka is as much as a dignified and unrightfully punished hero as me a Noletard.