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Who will win the WC?

Italy
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France
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Italy or France..make your selection..
« on: July 06, 2006, 05:11:41 AM »

The DGians for Semis predicted Germany vs France. France was the overwhelming favorite. Let's see if we get this right, too
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 05:19:09 AM »

Italy, for me. I hate this, but I think they are gonna win
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 05:22:16 AM »

gut call, i think italy will pull it off. as much as it hurts to say it
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 05:23:36 AM »

Italy based on what I have in their game against GER. Solid defence.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 05:30:14 AM »

This one is really tough to call because both sides are capable of brilliance - France with skill and Italy with theatrics.

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 06:04:23 AM »

any team that was till recently known as the cocks will never get my approval. any team that beats portugal(yeah for those who are still b***hing about ronalso and his rooney theatrics:insert violent champagne shaking action here, whatever), any team who's average age is 30 years and 190 days, any team whose goal keeper looks like he needs dentures, any team that has their henry, the man who left arsenal in it cannot and will not have my support.
FORZAAAA!
the french remind me of a bunch of geriatrics in white. that they play insanely good footie is thanks to god alone knows what.
but italia italia.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 06:11:10 AM »

Allez France! :)
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006, 06:27:46 AM »

any team that was till recently known as the cocks will never get my approval. any team that beats portugal(yeah for those who are still b***hing about ronalso and his rooney theatrics:insert violent champagne shaking action here, whatever), any team who's average age is 30 years and 190 days, any team whose goal keeper looks like he needs dentures, any team that has their henry, the man who left arsenal in it cannot and will not have my support.
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the french remind me of a bunch of geriatrics in white. that they play insanely good footie is thanks to god alone knows what.
but italia italia.

I honestly don't care who wins. I'll be glad if it is a good game - not like the Italy - Germany game which was ordinary until extra-time when the game suddenly exploded into life. As 123of would say it was a lot like evolution - Nothing for 3.8 billion years an then bang some lifeforms. Apparently, those two extra time periods elevated it to classic status.

Gotta hand it to Lippi, though. German huffed and puffed for 90 minutes while Italians dominated possession in their own half with ingenious 1-2s from center-back to left-back and back...never looking like going forward. Hard work, this game of football.

As for theatrics - hey if that's anyone's  cup of tea, I'll save you guys some trouble. Keep an eye out for Totti, Matterazi, Grosso...but I am sure you knew that.  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 06:29:27 AM »

Don't care who wins - hope for an interesting final.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 06:46:05 AM »

I cannot esaily forget Italy's match against Australia.
Against Germany they played their best no doubt. But I hope, they have peaked too soon. :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2006, 07:04:36 AM »

Blwe,
may your hopes be dashed by a thousad meteors ;D
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2006, 09:36:07 AM »

 :D

Actually, I somehow cannot digest these people whose name ends with the suffix...'otti'......reminds me of 'potti'.
...and my likes and dislikes are mostly based on my personal bias unfortunately. :)
Thats why Luca Toni is an exception. Lets hope ITALY lose, so that I can make up with a better sleep!
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2006, 09:43:53 AM »

For the sake of the game, I hope France scores first. If Italy scores, then that's that. You might as well pack up and go home.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2006, 09:49:34 AM »

For the sake of the game, I hope France scores first. If Italy scores, then that's that. You might as well pack up and go home.

Remember Euro 2000?...France won 2-1 against Italy in the final with both goals scored in the injury time!...Italy were leading all the way.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2006, 09:53:51 AM »

For the sake of the game, I hope France scores first. If Italy scores, then that's that. You might as well pack up and go home.

Remember Euro 2000?...France won 2-1 against Italy in the final with both goals scored in the injury time!...Italy were leading all the way.

I am not saying that cannot happen. But the match as a spectacle would be killed if Italy takes the lead ... they will then just sit back and defend, defend, defend ...
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2006, 10:08:54 AM »

look,
italy is going to win irrespective ofpotti or tony. they are a better, YOUNGER team. if france loses the only person i will feel bad for is Zizou. he deserves another title. too bad he plays for the french team. maybe he should migrate permamnently to india. that might get us to the worldcup in itself.
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2006, 10:32:50 AM »

look,
italy is going to win irrespective ofpotti or tony. they are a better, YOUNGER team. if france loses the only person i will feel bad for is Zizou. he deserves another title. too bad he plays for the french team. maybe he should migrate permamnently to india. that might get us to the worldcup in itself.

yes ..he must migrate to India to improve his chances to win a couple of more WC titles! :)
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2006, 10:38:25 AM »

look,
italy is going to win irrespective ofpotti or tony. they are a better, YOUNGER team. if france loses the only person i will feel bad for is Zizou. he deserves another title. too bad he plays for the french team. maybe he should migrate permamnently to india. that might get us to the worldcup in itself.

k-slice...tu bhi GC jaisa 'young', 'young' kar raha hai!
Spain bhi to young team tha...! :D
It is the teamwork which is paramount.........youth and experience are just adjectives.
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2006, 10:41:19 AM »

blwe
my dislike for the french team comes from the fact that they dont seserve to be in this final. well your next question would be if they dont deserve it how on earth are they there?
my response?
good question
forzaaaa ;D
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2006, 10:42:21 AM »

For the sake of the game, I hope France scores first. If Italy scores, then that's that. You might as well pack up and go home.

Remember Euro 2000?...France won 2-1 against Italy in the final with both goals scored in the injury time!...Italy were leading all the way.

the same thing happened in euro 2004 france vs england too. zidane scored both the goals.. i want france to win only because i think zidane deserves a glorious exit
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2006, 10:42:34 AM »

blwe
my dislike for the french team comes from the fact that they dont seserve to be in this final. well your next question would be if they dont deserve it how on earth are they there?
my response?
good question
forzaaaa ;D

Allez!
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2006, 10:43:28 AM »

Italy, four ke liye hi jayega! :)
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2006, 11:51:50 AM »

here is what people with more brains than us have to say about the french in general:


"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."
- General George S. Patton

"Having to go to war without France is sorta like having to go deer hunting without an accordion."
- H. Ross Perot

"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it."
- Marge Simpson

"As far as France is concerned, you're right."
- Rush Limbaugh

"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee."
- Regis Philbin

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know."
- P.J O'Rourke (1989)

"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it."
- John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French, people!"
- Conan O'Brien

"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn't help us get the Germans out of France!"
- Jay Leno

"The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris under a German flag."
- David Letterman

How many Frenchmen does it take to change a light bulb?
One. He holds the bulb and all of Europe revolves around him.

Next time there's a war in Europe, the loser has to keep France

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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2006, 02:22:40 PM »

george bush : "the french don't have a word for entrepreneur"  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2006, 02:25:51 PM »

blwe
my dislike for the french team comes from the fact that they dont seserve to be in this final. well your next question would be if they dont deserve it how on earth are they there?
my response?
good question
forzaaaa ;D

explain the reason monsieur?
italy didn't deserve to be in round 2 - usa should have won!
germany didn't deserve to be in the semis, argentina should have won

i like this dg philosophy, when it comes to cricket your minnow non minnow crap applies but when it comes to soccer it doesn't  ;D

france all the way, but koi glue chipkao yar france ke goal keeper ke gloves mein
if it goes into penalty kicks italy wins
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2006, 03:43:58 PM »

Among the developed nations...France has the gall to go against the US.
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2006, 03:59:12 PM »

Among the developed nations...France has the gall to go against the US.
What gall? .."to threaten to fight with cheese and wine" or "their plan to not to send their cheese and wine to Iraq"...and going against US, is that a sign of maturity/development of a nation ..hmmm!
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2006, 04:51:57 PM »

Among the developed nations...France has the gall to go against the US.
What gall? .."to threaten to fight with cheese and wine" or "their plan to not to send their cheese and wine to Iraq"...and going against US, is that a sign of maturity/development of a nation ..hmmm!

They have a tradition of being anti-US...not as a policy, but as nature......and that too since time immemorial.
They have an unique way of thinking...an unique pride.
You can't take it away from them.
And they are proud France......USA or not......not some developing nation that USA can use as their service-lane! :)
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2006, 04:54:17 PM »

btw...I realize that while living in USA...it is quite fashionable to cock a snook at a great nation like France!
That makes for a great sense of belonging may be..........but I suggest come out of it.
France is too cultured and matured a country to be trivialized by any Tom , Dick & Harry....No?! :)
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2006, 04:56:58 PM »

Right!very interesting folks!!

But who is going to win the World Cup?
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« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2006, 06:06:08 PM »

I am not too sure myself, but I support France.
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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2006, 06:32:10 PM »

This same France team (pretty much) won in 98, so let's give it to the Italians this time  [god]

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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2006, 06:38:22 PM »

This same France team (pretty much) won in 98, so let's give it to the Italians this time  [god]

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« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2006, 07:00:35 PM »

Among the developed nations...France has the gall to go against the US.
What gall? .."to threaten to fight with cheese and wine" or "their plan to not to send their cheese and wine to Iraq"...and going against US, is that a sign of maturity/development of a nation ..hmmm!

oh sure our renaming french fries was a sign of maturity, so was our president's knowledge of the etymology of the word "entrepreneur" a reflection of how intelligent our nation is
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Well, no gift wraps -- this cup does not come as a retail box item, but as a
"display model" - no box, manuals or wrapping! You (Italy) may have your choice of paper or plastic to carry it [god] [god]

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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2006, 07:05:26 PM »

Among the developed nations...France has the gall to go against the US.
What gall? .."to threaten to fight with cheese and wine" or "their plan to not to send their cheese and wine to Iraq"...and going against US, is that a sign of maturity/development of a nation ..hmmm!

oh sure our renaming french fries was a sign of maturity, so was our president's knowledge of the etymology of the word "entrepreneur" a reflection of how intelligent our nation is

awwww, gussa kyon?
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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2006, 07:05:39 PM »

For all the Francophiles here: Montreal is a must visit. The patisserie and the boulangeries in the old town (in India we call them Floury's  ;D) are very French, very good. And they speak English.

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« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2006, 08:42:27 PM »

Among the developed nations...France has the gall to go against the US.
What gall? .."to threaten to fight with cheese and wine" or "their plan to not to send their cheese and wine to Iraq"...and going against US, is that a sign of maturity/development of a nation ..hmmm!

oh sure our renaming french fries was a sign of maturity, so was our president's knowledge of the etymology of the word "entrepreneur" a reflection of how intelligent our nation is

awwww, gussa kyon?

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« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2006, 08:56:38 PM »

For all the Francophiles here: Montreal is a must visit. The patisserie and the boulangeries in the old town (in India we call them Floury's  ;D) are very French, very good. And they speak English.

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quebec advertises itself as being the french city of america, specifically the ads on the subway read "the more we kissed, the frencher we got". i haven't been to canada, but how bad is the anglo-french divide?
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« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2006, 10:15:14 PM »

For all the Francophiles here: Montreal is a must visit. The patisserie and the boulangeries in the old town (in India we call them Floury's  ;D) are very French, very good. And they speak English.

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quebec advertises itself as being the french city of america, specifically the ads on the subway read "the more we kissed, the frencher we got". i haven't been to canada, but how bad is the anglo-french divide?

Not too bad IMO, but I will defer to DD, Fine etc.
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