>>Now that those pesky balls are ready for Ms Klum's hands to grasp, it's
>>time to dream a little dream of who you want to play.
>>Here's who I want in my Group.
>>1) England (tho' Brazil would also be nice).
> That sounds fun.
>>And why them
>>A) Guaranteed wall-to-wall press coverage here, pissing off those other
>>football codes in the middle of their season.
> That would probably mean slighltly above-average coverage here as well.
> Well, perhaps not 'much' more coverage, but it would be a field day for
> some media circles.
>>B) Good games to watch, memories for a lifetime.
> Most definitely, although you do realize we'd both be in a dogfight to
> qualify for the second round.
The funny thing is - it seems so hard for Australia to get to the World
Cup, anything from here on doesn't seem so daunting. I do those "mock
draw" programs and generally see our group and think - "Well, it would
be hard - but it's doable".
>>C) Frankly, if we get hammered, no real harm done - after all we don't
>>stand a chance in hell.
>>D) If we do get out of this group - don't think I will EVER, EVER, EVER,
>>EVER let you people forget about it. EVER. Future posts from you -
>>"Liverpool look like throwing it all away this year". My reply "But
>>Australia made it out of that group of death. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA".
> After reading these about what Bruce Arena apparently said here, I'm
> interested even more. What were his 'exact' words?
Maybe he tried to say one thing and it came out a bit wrong, and then he
tried to downplay it and it didn't sort of work either.
I don't think it was an attempt at an insult - he just picked the two
interconfed play-off winners (who could be argued are the 31st and 32nd
qualifiers). If he had said (say) Togo and Australia, then he would
have been guilty of more than he was. It's really only annoying because
that play-off was our *ONLY* way into the thing (unlike everybody else)
so, to us, it's a bit like we're being regarded (yet again) as a bit of
an afterthought. And no-one likes that.
However, he did say
"The last time around [in the World Cup], the easy games were China and
Saudi Arabia. This time around you'd probably say Australia and Trinidad
& Tobago are the weak ones."
That's not really very nice as stated now is it.
> Neighborhood Superstar, still the same;
> Devin Tregre
> "I brought a knife to a gun fight...and I still won!"
The noise the gates, distortion phase. Count compression, short delay.
Amen, cries a sound descending.