> >> yeah Korea rules
> Ask the nearest Italian male...
Totti was shown a second yellow and then the red card for diving,
attempting to deceive the referee after Song's far-from-sturdy
Italy were on the wrong end of two bad linesmen's decisions during
their loss against Croatia and the hat-trick was completed when
Tommasi ran from an on-side position to score what would have been the
golden goal winner. For the third time, the flag went up incorrectly.
Italy poured forward and Gennaro Gattuso forced Lee to make a
remarkable save in the 102nd minute. It had to be Italy, even with 10
men, surely? No. In the 116th minute, Young-Pyo Lee's cross from the
left enabled Ahn to get in front of Paolo Maldini and head the ball
Note the British paper said: FOR THE THIRD TIME, the flag went up
Thank goodness the better Brit newspapers agree that Italy was cheated
and they do not gloat over another European team's misfortune. Sadly,
some English fans display their hooligan nature.
Good luck to England but be wary of Korea and Senegal's "thuggish"
play. Maldini got a boot to the head and Korea was not give a foul.
>> >> yeah Korea rules
>> Ask the nearest Italian male...
>The British newspapers agree. Itally was ROBBED!
>Note the British paper said: FOR THE THIRD TIME, the flag went up
I don't think many in England are seriously pleased to see Italy go
out, except for the fact that the more of the "favourites" that are
gone, the less difficult it becomes for us to go all the way - apart
from the shock results, of course.
i wonder what you gotta say for the thuggish plays by the Italians that
gifted a penalty to the Koreans early in the match.
and as for tott's send off; he just received a yellow card, pitty he already
had a yellow.
The italians were pushing, pulling, elbowing, pulling shirts, and diving all
night. The koreans played clean all the way, as the asian coutries always
do, and the italians should have attacked more if they wanted to win. They
just didn't wanted to win the match, so they lost. no surprise.
They have been victims of their own, over-conservative game so many
times - losing on penalties, golden goals or surprise results ump***
times in the last three major tournaments - that I would've thought it
would've sunk in by now. You have to PLAY to win. You have to build a
big enough margin not to be caught out. They never do.
I'm of Italian origin, passionate about most things Italian (Monica
Belucci for instance ;-), and yet I hate their game. Their cynicism
("realism" hah!) reminds me of Ferrari, but without the achievement ;-)
I haven't seen any poetry in Italian football for many years. Individual
talent, yes, but nothing approaching the team poetry that the
Brazilians, or the French from 1998-2000 achieved.
>> I don't think many in England are seriously pleased to see Italy go
>> out, except for the fact that the more of the "favourites" that are
>> gone, the less difficult it becomes for us to go all the way - apart
>> from the shock results, of course.
>Itaky have been playing "realistic" football (meaning boring, closed,
>defensive, do the minimum then defend) for FAR too long. When was the
>last time Italy won 3-0, 4-0 or came fighting back from 2-0 down to win
>They have been victims of their own, over-conservative game so many
>times - losing on penalties, golden goals or surprise results ump***
>times in the last three major tournaments - that I would've thought it
>would've sunk in by now. You have to PLAY to win. You have to build a
>big enough margin not to be caught out. They never do.
>> >Good luck to England but be wary of Korea and Senegal's "thuggish"
>> >play. Maldini got a boot to the head and Korea was not give a foul.
>Interesting - there are only third world countries left now (England,
>USA... ;-) Only kidding, David... I'm rooting for the Lions of Senegal,
>personally. Africa needs a morale-booster. I'd be happy as a pig in sh*t
>if they won, but sadly it looks like it's gonna be either the Brits or
>the Yanks. Arrrrgh. Bush-boys or Sun-readers : what a choice!
> Italy were on the wrong end of two bad linesmen's decisions during
> their loss against Croatia and the hat-trick was completed when
> Tommasi ran from an on-side position to score what would have been the
> golden goal winner. For the third time, the flag went up incorrectly.
" la limite, tant mieux, cela vite aux gens de penser la guerre,
la famine ou la maladie." - Jean Todt, referring to Ferrari's decision
to implement team orders in Austria '02
>Thank goodness the better Brit newspapers agree that Italy was cheated
>and they do not gloat over another European team's misfortune. Sadly,
>some English fans display their hooligan nature.
Senegal and Korea have shown flair, daring and spirit in their game and
deserve to go all the way. Senegal has a good chance to get to the
semis, while Korea will have a tough one with Spain. Spain has a
wonderful front line with Raul and Morientes and a nice midfield. The
only problem is that, just like Italy, they might settle for a small
lead and get surprised by a relentless Korea (happened with the Irish,
who came back after about an hour of being outplayed by a great Spanish
My "expert" predictions:
England d Brazil
The brilliance of Ronaldo and Rivaldo will be for naught as their
defense collapses: for a change, there will be more goals against Brazil
than for Brazil.
Germany d USA
In a battle of the goalies, Kahn wins from Friedel, mainly because
Kahn's defense in front of him is better than Friedel's. Klose will
score once, giving him the Golden Boot.
Senegal d Turkey
Purely on flamboyance and the way every single Senegalese player
possesses incredible technique.
Spain d S. Korea
The dream is over, as Spain manages what all the other Great Nations (in
footie terms) could not: defend a lead against Korea. And they will have
learnt their lesson and defend the lead by continuing to play to win
(i.e. not subbing Morientes out for a midfielder/defender after a lead).
England d Senegal
This is unfortunate, but I fear that Beckham will restore the natural
order of things in footie world. Senegal will be welcomed home as
Spain d Germany
Morientes and Raul are better than Klose. Spain has a midfield. And
Germany cannot win a world cup by relying on the unpassable Kahn.
Spain d England
Spain finally overcomes their reputation of chokers in this crazy World
Cup. England once again fails to fulfill the unrealisticly high
expectations of the English people and sack the man who brought them
this far (Eriksson).
"I thought you were drunk." Tsjok-Wing Man
"I was. Alas, no longer."
Season of Mists,
1. Forza!! Forza!! Forza!! Forza!!
2. Forza BAR, Forza Jacques!!!
3. FORZA FERRARI!! FORZA RUBY!!!
4. FORZA FERRARI!! FORZA BRIDGESTONE!!!
5. FORZA MASSA!! FORZA FERRARI!!!
6. Forza Trulli! Forza Fisichella!
7. FORZA FERRARI! FORZA MASSA!!
11. F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?
12. South Korea Confirmed for 2010