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Title: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on December 19, 2005, 06:45:45 PM
I just wanted to tell how excited I am. I just pre-ordered 3 tickets (for myself and my two youngest sons) to the match between Sweden and England on June 20:th . The match is in Cologne.
Pre-order means that I will have tickets if there are any available.Answer will arrive within 48 hours .  :thumbsup:

Anyone else going to the WC ?

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Paddy on December 19, 2005, 06:56:53 PM
No Ireland fail to qualify so i guss me going to be supporting Sweden  ... :thumbsup:

numbnuts.. :tease:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on December 19, 2005, 06:57:17 PM
 Die Hard,
 that means that  (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsmilies.sofrayt.com%2F%255E%2Fi%2Fsanta2.gif&hash=2ff13e3420816e30f6162c4770d108c3) will be bringing them cool.

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on December 19, 2005, 07:19:03 PM
Die Hard,
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Anyone else going to the WC ?
Well that depends on the amount of drink consumed  as WC over here in the UK =(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg180.imageshack.us%2Fimg180%2F5786%2Ftoilet12cn.gif&hash=9796836e94867d351893b50a85ca96c7) (Water Closit)

All so you may need to get your selve one of these
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg180.imageshack.us%2Fimg180%2F399%2Ftoot5qi.gif&hash=597f0089d5fe238588bb323755a4ab8b) for the footie match (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsmilies.sofrayt.com%2Ffsc%2Fthumbs-up.gif&hash=0e5e136ec9b9c706382b5817a7f1243b)
GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on December 19, 2005, 07:50:25 PM
GR@PH;<'S   :)

Remember we Swedes have a foible about WC:s . Eurovision song contest confirms that with two of the winning contributions.  First came ABBA with Water-loo, then came Herreys with Dig a loo .

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on December 19, 2005, 07:53:20 PM
Die Hard,
 :hysterical:

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on January 20, 2006, 11:03:13 AM
I´m crossing my fingers, to be one of the lucky ones;

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The third sales period for tickets for the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM came to an end on the evening of 15 January 2006. A ballot will be made of all applications received, regardless of when they were submitted, on 31 January.
Clients whose applications were successful in the ballot of 31 January 2006, will be informed at the beginning of February.

Information on the fourth sales period, scheduled to start on 15 February, will be published here in advance.
 

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on January 20, 2006, 11:16:25 AM
No Ireland fail to qualify so i guss me going to be supporting Sweden  ... :thumbsup:

numbnuts.. :tease:

That´s great :)
We could need any support available.
Just tell me and I can send you this beautiful viking hood, so there´s no doubt what team you support  :hysterical:

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi18.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb123%2FDieHard53%2Fvikingamssa.jpg&hash=704b7aab13ebb4f99fa34e45d78b6bda)

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Paddy on January 20, 2006, 12:56:57 PM
We get to play each other in a friendly ….so you hold on to that hat for the moment .. :tease:
Want to wager a small bet has to whos going to win… :beg:
numbnuts..  :lol:

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Rep. of Ireland v Sweden,
Lansdowne Road Dublin 



Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on January 20, 2006, 03:40:16 PM
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Lansdowne Road Dublin

Nice familliar name  :P :D


And I do think Sweden wins, despite the poor performance in Saudi-Arabia.
Because........there is only one Zlatan Ibrahimovic
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juventus.com%2Ffe_images%2Ffotogallery%2F060118-chijuv%2Fzoom%2F01.jpg&hash=bae7e1361550be197e0cbffc00383d95)

http://www.juventus.com/uk/news/fotogallery/index.aspx?lml_language_id=0&trs_id=1371000

Die Hard :)

Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on January 20, 2006, 04:01:35 PM
Die Hard,
 :hysterical: are you on that Swedish Vodka again as every time i relook at this topic it seems to have been reedited

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on January 20, 2006, 04:13:40 PM
GR@PH;<'S   :)

I almost had to strengthen me with vodka out of pure desperation . I couldn´t upload the pic despite many attempts. Finally I put it on Photbucket.  :P :P

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on January 20, 2006, 04:17:46 PM
 Die Hard,
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsmilies.sofrayt.com%2Ffsc%2Fthumbs-up.gif&hash=0e5e136ec9b9c706382b5817a7f1243b)

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Paddy on February 24, 2006, 02:34:09 PM
I  think IRELAND 

Because theres is only one Robbie Keane...

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It wont be long now till we find out .... :tease:

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Rep. of Ireland v Sweden,
Lansdowne Road Dublin 


numbnuts... :lol:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on February 28, 2006, 12:48:19 AM
Brazil is the most successful national football team in the world ... five World Cup victories (including the most recent tournament).  Brazil has qualified for each of the 18 World Cup finals (the only nation to have done so), and has a record 60 wins out of 87 games.

Ronaldo, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Kaká, Adriano, Dida, Cafu, Lúcio, Roberto Carlos ... the list goes on.

The English invented football, the Brazilians perfected it.


Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Skittles on February 28, 2006, 11:47:21 AM
So did ya get the tickets Diehard?  Or did I miss it somewhere?  Usually I fall asleep with just the mere mention of "sports"  hehehehe. ZzzzZzzzZZzzz  huh what? eh eh-hem...there I go again...I hope I didn't snore too loud!  :tease:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Corrine on February 28, 2006, 09:57:17 PM
Ronaldo, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Kaká, Adriano, Dida, Cafu, Lúcio, Roberto Carlos ... the list goes on.

Including my favorite, Palea. 

A college friend (Ukrainian, born in Brazil) was an incredible soccer player.  I loved watching Andrij's sissors kick, but the best ever was watching him completely horizontal to the ground and head the ball into the goal -- especially when it was the winning goal. 
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on February 28, 2006, 11:22:13 PM

Including my favorite, Palea. 

A college friend (Ukrainian, born in Brazil) was an incredible soccer player.  I loved watching Andrij's sissors kick, but the best ever was watching him completely horizontal to the ground and head the ball into the goal -- especially when it was the winning goal. 

Pelé's real name was Edson Arantes Do Nascimento ...  8)

Pelé played in four World Cups with Brazil's National Team.  In 1958, at the age of 17, he scored six goals, including two in the championship game to help Brazil win its first World Cup 5-2 over Sweden. He almost missed the games because of a knee injury.

Wasn't your friend from Argentina?   :tease:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Corrine on February 28, 2006, 11:23:40 PM
Darn -- you posted while I was editing.  Guess I won't bother editing now.  :D

Yes, Andrij was from Argentina and I meant Pelé.  Its hard to get soccer facts straight while eating chocolate.

Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on February 28, 2006, 11:41:22 PM
Eating chocolate, and not sharing?

 :shock:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Corrine on February 28, 2006, 11:49:26 PM
Yup.  It was Niagara Chocolate (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worth1000.com%2Fentries%2F171500%2F171683sxAW_w.jpg&hash=8636629c20c54c84a63a829eb98ed55d)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Paddy on March 01, 2006, 09:52:33 PM
Any one know the result of the Ireland V Sweden game ... :tease:

numbnuts ...  :D
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on March 01, 2006, 10:49:22 PM
Any one know the result of the Ireland V Sweden game ... :tease:

numbnuts ...  :D


Ha ha ha ............. :Win73:

3-0 , it´s a disgrace.None of the Swedish players were at their usual standard, they acted like a bunch of junior players on a training camp.
Best player on the field, with no competition, was Robbie Keane.

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Corrine on March 01, 2006, 11:27:26 PM
Die Hard, after Sweden won the gold medal in the Olympics, what more can Sweden ask for?
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Paddy on March 02, 2006, 10:25:17 AM
Die Hard ..Man of the Match Damien Duff’s first goal well that was a deflection by a Swedish player in to his own net.

The second goal by Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane, captaining the side for the first time it was different just two minutes into the second half with a super right-foot volley following a defence-splitting pass from Ian Harte.

The best, though, was reserved for Leeds United midfielder Liam Miller given time and space in embarking on a run from the halfway line before despatching a clinical right-foot shot from 25-yards beyond the flailing Andreas Isaksson. :lol:

I know Sweden are a good side, I am sure they will be a lot better than this at the World Cup.

So bring on the world cup in Germany in June I for one will be supporting Sweden. :gwave:

Paddy.. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on March 02, 2006, 12:09:22 PM
Die Hard, after Sweden won the gold medal in the Olympics, what more can Sweden ask for?
That was great.The hockey-team came to to Stockholm on monday. There had built a stage on one of the major squares where they recieved the cheers from the people.
I took my two youngest sons and went there to salute them.

Even the female hockey team was there, celebrating their silver medal:
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressen.se%2Fcontent%2F1%2Fc6%2F53%2F62%2F90%2Fc2f8588f.jpg&hash=682bb33e38c26c98706bb4c60b859196)

Pic from: http://www.expressen.se/expressen/jsp/polopoly.jsp?a=536321

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on March 02, 2006, 01:05:58 PM
Any pictures of the Swedish Bikini Team?   :Yahoo:

(You can Google, if you don't know this was a promotion for Old Milwaukee beer ads in the early '90s)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Corrine on March 02, 2006, 03:00:40 PM
They deserve the tribute, Die Hard -- and what a tribute it appears to have been!  The size of the crowd is fantastic.
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on March 02, 2006, 03:36:21 PM
Any pictures of the Swedish Bikini Team?   :Yahoo:


Is that the common reaction when you see a Swedish girl ?  :muahaha:  :tease:



Ok, here we go :
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.swedishbikiniteam.com%2Fimages%2Fswed.jpg&hash=373bffc7281333d1744b504d8dd2e4d2)

Now that the new official Swedish Bikini Team has emerged from the friendly fiords of Scandinavia, it is time to pay our respects to the original Swedish Bikini Team. May they rest in blissful harmony in permanent exile and may they lead healthy, wealthy, happy lives.

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on March 02, 2006, 03:42:33 PM

Ok, here we go :

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.swedishbikiniteam.com%2Fimages%2Fswed.jpg&hash=373bffc7281333d1744b504d8dd2e4d2)

Die Hard :)



 :shock:

I had this poster on my wall, but I'm replacing with yours:

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teamdarkside.ca%2Fgallery%2F04231140341.jpg&hash=752e49cb58b046708c9a6f57e1afbcf7)

Yeah, yeah ... I know they were on the cover of the Jan '92 Playboy ...  :P
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on March 02, 2006, 03:51:15 PM
Google is amazing ...

There was a 2001 movie entitled "Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0302855/

A "Girl Power" action comedy to rival James Bond and Austin Powers ...  :D
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Die Hard on March 02, 2006, 05:30:08 PM
I have to grab my hands of a copy of this film, the plot sounds amazing and most thrilling:
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NEVER SAY...NEVER MIND, the SWEDISH BIKINI TEAM find themselves in London at BUCKINGHAM PALACE receiving British Orders of Chivalry. But first, they must locate and destroy a copy of the infamous Los Alamos hard drive. Meanwhile, HELGA is missing in action in AMAZONIA and gets her Damehood in absentia. The other TEAM MEMBERS think that their next stop will be a leisurely yacht cruise and an appearance at the International Bikini Team Federation (IBTF) Open, where they will be judging the contest. Little do they know that intrigue, adventure, portable nuclear devices, a mutant yeast strain and danger in high places awaits.

 

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on March 02, 2006, 05:37:32 PM
The mutant yeast strain sounds like quite a test for our heroines ...  :D

"The SBT are trained in close quarters combat, improvised weapons and modern tactical warfare methods by the extremely secretive CSD, the Covert Situations Division of the Swedish Military. They’re certified master divers and also qualified as a UDT, Underwater Demolition Team and have worked in conjunction with the British SAS, Special Airborne Service, and a United States Marine Recon team."

http://www.swedishbikiniteam.com/film.html
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on March 02, 2006, 05:46:21 PM
Ahhhh ... there is a God.

There will be a follow-up movie:  Moonbreaker (Dressed To Thrill)

http://www.swedishbikiniteam.com/index.html

Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Paddy on June 09, 2006, 08:08:30 AM
Ok you lot to-day is the start of the world cup time, Right who you lot think is going to win .. I think Brazil …bring on the samba girls..  :hysterical:       

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3vITgbW7sk      :flowers: 

but I will be supporting Sweden ..  :lol:

So best of luck to who ever you will be supporting ..  :)

Let the fun begin LOL ….. :gwave:

numbnuts .... :wasntme:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on June 09, 2006, 11:43:38 AM
I think Brazil, but daughter #2 says England.  Who am I to argue?
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on June 09, 2006, 07:02:23 PM
numbnuts,
Hmmmm now lets see watch the the footie or watch paint dry Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm looks like watching paint dry is going to win  :hysterical:

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Corrine on June 17, 2006, 03:13:13 PM
Mozilla Feeds Soccer Fans' Passion with New Firefox Add-on (http://www.mozilla.com/press/mozilla-2006-06-14.html)

Mountain View, Calif. – June 14, 2006 – Soccer fans all over the world can now have a Web browser that reflects their passion for the game. Mozilla today announced the release of the Joga.com Companion, a free browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 developed by Mozilla and made available by Google.

Joga.com is the online community created by Google and Nike under the banner of Joga Bonito – "Play Beautiful" in Portuguese - for anyone who shares a love for soccer, the world's most popular sport. With the Joga.com Companion, Firefox becomes a new resource for soccer fans who are eager to stay up-to-date with their favorite teams and show their support while browsing the Web. Fans can theme their Web browser with national team colors, track the latest scores and headlines, view videos, easily find new communities to join, and receive up-to-the-minute match and goal notifications right in their browser.

"Soccer fans worldwide are passionate about their teams and the sport, and the Web has become the major vehicle to follow these passions and connect with like-minded people," said Christopher Beard, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Mozilla Corp. "The Joga.com Companion is a great way for everyone who loves soccer to join a worldwide community of fans, show pride in their team, follow all the action, and stay connected while online."

The Joga.com Companion is now available as a free download in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese, with additional languages available soon.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mozilla.com/add-ons/jogacompanion

Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on June 22, 2006, 12:17:40 PM
Nude worm tempts World Cup fans

"Football fans are being warned about a malicious worm that uses world Cup themed e-mails to infect Windows PCs."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/technology/5103414.stm
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Jasper The Rasper on June 26, 2006, 08:38:06 PM
All right all you football fans here is a question for you.
Who won the FIRST ever football World Cup?
And please think before you post.
I want the team name and not just the country!!!
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on June 26, 2006, 09:11:14 PM
Uruguay ... Campeonato Mundial Burugua
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Jasper The Rasper on June 26, 2006, 09:14:53 PM
This may surprise you but the answer is no.
I mean the FIRST ever World Cup, it was held a long time before Uruguay won it. When they won, it had been taken over by what I think was FIFA or something similar.
You should have known it would not be that easy. :lol:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on June 26, 2006, 10:40:26 PM
That was before my time ...  :hysterical:

Off I go to research this ...  :breakkie:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on June 26, 2006, 11:12:36 PM
"The Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy was a football (soccer) competition that took place in Turin, Italy in 1909. It is sometimes referred to as The First World Cup.

Italy, Germany and Switzerland sent their most prestigious professional club sides to the competition, but The Football Association of England refused to be associated with it and declined the offer to send a team. Not wishing to have Britain unrepresented in the competition, Lipton invited West Auckland FC, an amateur side from the north-east of England and mostly made up of coal miners, to take part. West Auckland won the tournament and returned to Italy in 1911 to defend their title. In this second competition, West Auckland beat Juventus 6-1 in the final, and were awarded the trophy outright."

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Thomas_Lipton_Trophy

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More thoroughly discussed here:  http://www.rsproductions.co.uk/tv/firstworldcup/
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: Jasper The Rasper on June 27, 2006, 10:35:50 AM
Well done winchester73, that was easy wasn't it!!!.
So next time someone goes on about England only winning it once you can say no they have won it 3 times.  :lol:
Actually that trophy was kept in a cabinet in the local Working Men's Club until it was stolen. I come from that area originally and the story of it is well truly engrained in local folklore lore.
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on June 27, 2006, 11:29:57 AM
I stumbled upon it ... maybe by reading tea leaves?  Lipton tea, of course ...  :gwave:
Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: winchester73 on July 08, 2006, 01:20:25 PM
(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Fsports2%2F16.gif&hash=796216a387b609e6f713b9e01dbb2f2f)

Germany v Portugal play today to decide on third place.  Both teams each receive $17.5 million, according to FIFA.

Italy v France tomorrow for the championship.

The World Cup champion receives $19.9 million, with the runner-up getting $18.25 million.


Title: Re: Football WC
Post by: mitch on July 08, 2006, 02:56:11 PM
geese, for that kind of $ you think they could get qualified refs!!!!
i think they got some of the crew from the NFL reject list of refs !

maybe "instant replay" or 20/20 vision should be required

i can think of a few players that are eligible for a academy award for best acting in action adventure