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  1. Italy lost 2 : 3 against newcomer Slovakia. What a shame!

    Shame? Why's that? Cheated their way to the World Cup last time. Ask an Australian if you have forgotten.

    Good to see some new blood in the competition too.

    Well, the Italians are not the only winners to cheat in the football WC history...

    1966 - England, the "ghost goal"

    1974 - Germany, Based on Joao Havelange ( former FIFA President from 1974 to 1998 ), the World Cup was fixed so that Germany would win.

    1978 - Argentina - They were the host country and the military dictatorship aided the team's triumph.

    1986 - Argentina - Maradona and the hand of god

    1990 - Germany - Klinsmann's dive against Argentina in the WC final.

    LOL

    Better get your facts straight. The penalty German scored in 1990 was for a foul on Voeller, not Klinsmann.


  2. It looks like a very even match - both have a good chance to progress. Ghana looked quite dangerous against the Germans and were unlucky not too score. They play with a great pace and good technical skills. Slight favourites for me as long as they stay organized.


  3. A bit of a surprise to see Italy crash out because the group did not look too difficult. Then again, during the last World Cup Italy played just one good game against Germany in the semis - all the others they barely survived with a lot of luck and the help of the referee. Their qualifiers for this World Cup were also less then impressive - barely beat Cyprus.


  4. The problems were easily identifiable and the coach will correct them.<snip>

    You mean get rid of Podolski?

    Nope, get rid of Badstuber, put Lahm on the left and probably Boateng on the right. The whole defence is rubbish but Badstuber clearly tops them all.


  5. It is still early in the competition and we've seen a lot of just average or below par performances - but also some pretty good games!

    My memory is not all that good - but do you really think that the first round of matches of the last World Cup were any better?

    It might be that everybody's expectations are set too high - with all the hype around such a big tournament, the best teams in the world etc when in reality all they want to do is just not too loose the first game.

    Can't wait for the knock-out stage - that's when the tournament starts.


  6. I also have high cholesterol (212). I'm quite thin, exercise a lot, work outdoors every day, nearly 60 yrs.

    A lot of the advice within this post appears on the mark. I steer clear of pills as much as possible. My mom sent me some cholesterol pills, I took one, it messed up my BM for a day - tossed the rest of the pills in the wastecan. also recommend avoiding sugar and too-sweet fruits (watermelon comes to mind), and take the skin off chicken, and avoid pastries and sodas. Residing in Thailand makes things somewhat difficult, when trying to stick with a healthy diet. Dearth of avocados, 100% fruit juices a rarity, same for 100% vege juices. In my town, there's just one place which has carrot juice (20 baht). It's funny, when I first came to Thailand, between 10 and 20 years ago, a person could get V-8 juice in any mom and pop store. Now you can't, but instead, everything except water has loads of sugar or fermented sugar. The trend in Thai food and available drinks is away from what's healthy, and steadily downhill toward debilitating items. It's particularly important for anyone who's watching over kids. Get them started on relatively healthy eating/drinking habits. I know it's not easy, as there is such immense pressure from corporations to compel children to eat/drink the worst stuff.

    I don't think that 212 is too high for a person of your age. That is at least what doctors in Europe would tell you. Thai docs might look at it differently but as long as the HDL-LDL ratio is okay, 212 is really nothing to worry about.


  7. i dont usually tend to defend the aussies that much, but that was by no means a red card offence.

    turned the game in my opinion.

    I thought this was an England thread? But - yes, the red card was very harsh but it by no means 'turned' the game! Germany was well and truly in control and should have scored one or two more already before half time.


  8. Muslim suicide bombers in Britain are set to begin a three-day strike on Monday in a dispute over the number of virgins they are entitled to in the afterlife. Emergency talks with Al Qaeda have so far failed to produce an agreement.

    The unrest began last Tuesday when Al Qaeda announced that the number of virgins a suicide bomber would receive after his death will be cut by 25% this February from 72 to only 54. The rationale for the cut was the increase in recent years of the number of suicide bombings and a subsequent shortage of virgins in the afterlife.

    The suicide bombers' union, the British Organization of Occupational Martyrs, (B.O.O.M.), responded with a statement that this was unacceptable to its members and immediately balloted for strike action.

    General Secretary Abdullah Amir told the press, "Our members are literally working themselves to death in the cause of Jihad. We don't ask for much in return, but to be treated like this is like a kick in the teeth."

    Speaking from his shed in Tipton in the West Midlands in which he currently resides, Al Qaeda chief executive Osama bin Laden explained, "We sympathize with our workers' concerns but Al Qaeda is simply not in a position to meet their demands. They are not accepting the realities of modern-day Jihad in a competitive marketplace".

    "Thanks to Western depravity, there is now a chronic shortage of virgins in the afterlife. It's a straight choice between reducing expenditure and laying people off. I don't like cutting pension benefits, but I'd hate to have to tell 3,000 of my staff that they won't be able to blow themselves up."

    Spokespersons for the union in the Northeast of England, Ireland, Wales and the entire Australian continent stated that the strike would not affect their operations as "There are no virgins in our areas anyway".

    A strike may not be necessary, however, as the number of suicide bombings has been decreasing lately. This has been attributed to the emergence of the Scottish singing star, Susan Boyle. Now that Muslims know what a virgin looks like, they are not so keen on going to paradise.


  9. Wow, just stumbled on to this one. I met Karl when we were caught in the start-up of this mess on Friday afternoon in Rangnam. Shared a beer and then made a dash to Soi 14.

    I do hope he is alright. Let me know if you have any up-date.

    We know that he was ok up till Thursday. We're still looking for him.

    I thought you said that he's been missing since Sunday? He was definitely okay on Friday afternoon (around 5:30 pm) when we walked home.

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