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Postby Kalah » May 19 2012, 21:34

DAAAAAAAAMN!!! :flame:

I'm losing it ... With Chelsea's win, Tottenham lose their well-deserved place in next year's Champions League ... :cry:

*starts spewing out profanities ...*
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Postby Kalah » May 25 2012, 15:09

The Norwegian idea of Handshake for Peace (by the Nobel Peace Center) will be used by FIFA in coming matches. Note that after every match, you will see team captains shaking hands once again:

With this new protocol, the referee and team captains will now not only shake hands before the match starts, but meet again at the same place on the pitch directly after the final whistle, closing the game with the ‘Handshake for Peace’.
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Postby Koni » May 25 2012, 15:43

But I doubt that the hardcore fans will wait for this handshake, before they storm the fields to embrace their winners (or kick their loosers into the ass) ... or to steal the grass with the penalty spot, as seen in the relegation playoff Düsseldorf vs Berlin 2 weeks ago. ;| 8|

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Postby Kalah » Mar 4 2013, 23:14

As Tottenham crushed Arsenal, I am dancing every time I see my Gooner-fan colleague at work this week. :D
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 11 2013, 14:16

Kalah wrote: With Chelsea's win,


You can feel better now, Chelsea's been punished... :devil:


But man, we really need someone that can kick the ball half as good as Hagi... whenever our side kicked from afar the ball looked limp and lifeless...
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Postby Secret_Holder » Apr 2 2013, 0:33

I'm absolutely delighted that Leeds have finally sacked Neil Warnock, albeit two months too late.
But after one year of his treatment, it'll be tough to fight for promotion next year.

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Postby Kalah » Apr 28 2013, 22:18

Baaaaale! :hail:

PL team of the Year:

GK: David De Gea (Manchester United)
DEF: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
DEF: Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
DEF: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
DEF: Leighton Baines (Everton)
MID: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
MID: Juan Mata (Chelsea)
MID: Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
MID: Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
ST: Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
ST: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
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Postby Kalah » May 18 2013, 20:01

Tomorrow's the decider ... a way towards growth and glory... or another year of losing players and fighting the odds ...

Spurs must win. And Arsenal must not. Go Spurs! Go mapgpies! :beg:
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Postby FourArmedOctopus » May 24 2013, 21:58

Up the Liverpool!!!

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Postby Koni » May 25 2013, 7:36

what a wonderful day for all German soccer fans: :proud:

Bayern München vs. Borussia Dortmund

in the CL-Final in Wembley.

My heart goes for Yellow-black, but finally the Reds will win the cup.

my tipp is 4 - 2

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Postby Kalah » May 25 2013, 10:56

Both theams have strong defences, so I think fewer goals. 2-1, maybe, with the possibility of another goal home as the away team pushes forwards to equalize, leaving room for counter-attacks.
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Postby Koni » May 25 2013, 15:12

Kalah wrote:maybe, with the possibility of another goal home as the away team pushes forwards to equalize, leaving room for counter-attacks.


it' s a final, so without another possibility for a home game ;)

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Postby Kalah » May 25 2013, 20:37

Heh, I knew it. 2-1. ;)
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Postby Gaidal Cain » May 25 2013, 23:06

Yes, yes. You continue to try to cover up the fact that you obviously don't know anything about CL finals...
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Postby Kalah » May 26 2013, 11:47

Rubbish. You know, despite being played on neutral ground, there is still such a thing as a home and away team! :tongue:

I wasn't talking about first/second legs, I was talking about one team leading 2-1 and that the other would push forward, leaving room for the leading team to possibly score another on a counter-attack.
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Postby Kalah » Jul 1 2013, 22:54

Paulinho goes to Tottenham after a brilliant Conferedations Cup, says Corinthians and the player himself. Not confirmed by Spurs yet.

A good signing, showing that we're serious about next season. :)
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Postby TheUndeadKing » Oct 19 2013, 23:55

Just dropping by to share this beautiful goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd3uYeZtEOc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNBFvkNol7I

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Postby Kalah » Nov 10 2013, 18:59

This city's team, Strømsgodset, just won a dramatic last round of the season to conclude with their first Norwegian Premier division gold medal in 43 years. Lots of fun for the locals, beating the usual winners and favourites Rosenborg by just 1 point.
I'm not really that into Norwegian football anymore, paying closer attention to the Premier League, but it does mean closer competition and lots of local enthusiasm. Good for recruitment.
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Postby Kalah » Nov 20 2013, 11:41

Great match between Portugal and Sweden last night. The Swedes needed a goal and the task seemed impossible when the Portuguese went 1-0 up. With their away goal in the bag, the hosts needed 3 to qualify for the championship.

I was thinking: 'they could actually still do it if they get a goal in the next few minutes'.

Then it happened. Sweden scored. Then, a few minutes later, they scored again. With quite some time left on the clock, the atmosphere was electric as the home fans thought it was actually possible. The match heated up, it was certainly great for us neutrals. :)

Then, of course, as the Swedes were pushing men forwards (as they had to), Ronaldo scored two in quick succession on quickfire counter-attacks.

Good fun to watch. :)
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Postby Panda Tar » Jun 3 2014, 13:37

Some teams will have a tough time playing in the heat in this World Cup. I was reading that USA and Croatia will have long journeys going to and fro for their matches (+- 5,5k Km each) and also will play in the Northern cities, which are pretty much hot (all year round).

Belgium, however, will travel no more than 700 Km during the first matches, staying Southeast all the time.

Some of the games will be around the corner of where I live (so to speak), in Curitiba (300 km from here) and Porto Alegre (400 Km). I hope some foreign beautiful chicks come over. :-D
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