England Vs USA World Cup

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Dec 17th, 2009, 04:14 AM
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Ahh, yes, the "smart" player. In the US, this is usually code for "white". What is it code for in Europe?>>>>


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Dec 17th, 2009, 04:48 AM
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And those English soccer 'fans' who once famously chanted en masse "I'd rather be a Paki than a Turk" - that's English soccer in a nutshell
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Dec 17th, 2009, 04:49 AM
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Why don't you just bugger off you tiresome fool.
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Dec 17th, 2009, 04:57 AM
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"You want a tournament? You want tension? You want to see teams leave it all on the floor/field? NOTHING beats March Madness. The World Cup is designed to ensure the favorites advance, and is boring as a result."

Just looked up March Madness. The teams are seeded, exactly as in tennis tournaments. Meant to ensure that the favourites meet only in the final stages of the tournament if they win their games.

It's exactly the same in the world cup, only that a group stage is added to allow the weak teams at least three games before they go home again.
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Dec 17th, 2009, 04:58 AM
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I've had less annoying warts.
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Dec 17th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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Try dabbing the wart with paint.

On a more serious note, I know somebody who was in the US when they (the dear knows why) staged the World Cup.
He said that if you wanted to see it properly, you had to watch a Latino channel.
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Dec 17th, 2009, 06:27 AM
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The only channels not preferring to show the OJ chase instead ...
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Dec 17th, 2009, 07:36 AM
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Dec 18th, 2009, 12:50 AM
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<<>caroline...do you seriously think that italians eg wil not be watching games during a world cup?<

They may very well be but not in decent Scottish Italian restaurants during service. I cant think of an Italian restaurant in Glasgow or Edinburgh that isn't a chippy that even has a telly.>>

I made that mistake during Euro something or other - I went to my favourite little Italian restaurant that I knew would be quiet because the pubs would be full of people watching soccer.

Just as I started eating a member of staff struggled through the door with a TV, just for the night.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 02:54 AM
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Aye, they do actually...

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Dec 18th, 2009, 04:06 AM
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"I made that mistake during Euro something or other -"

I had an identical experience - small Italian run and staffed restaurant that we often visited, but this was the night of a semi final - the only time you could get service was during injury breaks and half time.

I didn't mind - it was part of the charm of the place.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 06:42 AM
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Like whoever it was said, not in *decent* Scottish Italian restaurants
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Dec 18th, 2009, 07:18 AM
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The only decent italian restaurants in Scotchland are in Largs and sell ice cream:

http://www.scotland.org.uk/food/nardini_250101.htm

Now I'm looking forward to people trying to explain to yanks why they should go to Largs.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 08:32 AM
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>Now I'm looking forward to people trying to explain to yanks why they should go to Largs.<

So you can go to Millport obviously!

WIDKT now has a craving for ice cream. Nardini's is about an hours drive. It's almost worth risking the black ice.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 08:33 AM
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cos then they can go to Millport!!
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Dec 18th, 2009, 08:36 AM
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And cycle around Cumbrae on old bikes. In the rain.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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I now have visions of coachloads of yank tourists in tartan trousers wandering around Largs wondering what the hell has happened.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Feck Em! As long as they buy large portions of fish and chips (note to our southern friends, good fish and chips isn't a choice, its just bloody fresh fat haddock) and supplement it with Irn Bru. After that wear appropraite rainwear and piss off to somewhere they'll put up with your whining!

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Dec 19th, 2009, 04:07 AM
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Largs is the new Cote D'Azure.

Cote de Merde?
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Dec 19th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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>Cote de Merde?<

When the wind over the sewage treatment works is blowing inthe right direction then defnitely.
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