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The A2K World Cup 2010 Striker Fantasy Game

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 11:08 am
@failures art,
Quote:
You're an astringent piece of fruit aren't you. What an awful and mean spirited thing to say.


Hear Hear! You've used up all my good will spendi.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 11:20 am
Notice:

I remind all players that goals scored during penalty kick shoot-outs do not count for this game (as they don't for FIFA goalscorer stats).
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Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 12:40 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
I didn't think that England would loose ...

Defeatist traitor!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 01:15 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Smart fellow, the one who bet against you.
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 01:30 pm
I have to agree with this. Anybody else?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 01:31 pm
@fbaezer,
Yes.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 03:57 pm
While Sjaradona strengthens the lead on phase 2, there's a new general leader (seems that CJ recently received "the devil's kiss")


Scoreboard, phase 2:

1. Sjaradona 19 (5 goals)
2. Pantalones 16 (5)
3. fbaezer 14 (4)
3. ossobuco 14 (4)
5. George 13 (4)
6. Francis 12 (3)
7. Mc Gentrix 12 (3, 1 PK)
8. Robert Gentel 11 (5)
9. lmur 11 (3)
10. Calamity Jane 10 (4)
10. Walter Hinteler 10 (4)
12. ehbeth 10 (3)
13. Don Camilo 9 (2)
14. realjohnboy 7 (4)
15. failures art 1 (1)

General scoreboard

1. fbaezer 38 (10 goals)
2. Sjaradona 38 (8 goals)
3. Calamity Jane 37 (13 goals)
4. Robert Gentel 36 (11 goals)
5. Pantalones 33 (10 goals, 1 header)
5. ossobuco 33 (10 goals, 1 header)
7. Francis 30 (11 goals)
8. McGentrix 29 (9 goals)
9. ehbeth 29 (8 goals)
10. George 28 (9 goals)
11. lmur 24 (9 goals)
12. Walter Hinteler 23 (9 goals)
13. Don Camilo 20 (8 goals)
14. Realjohnboy 19 (9 goals)
15. Failures Art 1 (1 goal)
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 04:02 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

Scoreboard, phase 2:

14. realjohnboy 7 (4)
15. failures art 1 (1)


I sure am glad I was able to drag the appropriately name Failure into this thread.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 04:24 pm
@fbaezer,
Thanks to this thread, I'm learning a lot, being somewhat forced to actually look up some football basics from different sources.

Walter, nice look, sans mustache!

Alas, this year, I never did get a chance to wear my Italia cap..
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 04:27 pm
I have learned that they are called "matches" rather then "games." That's about it for me. Who plays tomorrow?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 04:37 pm
@realjohnboy,
Looks like nobody until the Quarterfinals on July 2. (Don't ever trust me)
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lmur
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:14 pm
@realjohnboy,
There's a two day hiatus with the first QF on Friday 2nd July (Brazil v The Netherlands) followed later that evening by Uruguay v Ghana. The early kick-off on Saturday has Argentina squaring up to the Germans followed by Spain v Paraguay. The winners of these games play their respective sem-eye finals on 6th and 7th of July with the final itself on the 11th.

This is the furthest Paraguay has ever gone in the World Cup - special congrats to them!
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lmur
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:18 pm
@fbaezer,
Question for Fbaezer - how has your national media treated the Round of 16 defeat, particularly given that the first goal should not have been allowed to stand?
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:26 pm
@failures art,
Quote:
You're an astringent piece of fruit aren't you. What an awful and mean spirited thing to say.


I'm a football fan. We are like that. We like taunting the opposition. You're supposed to taunt back in the same spirit. Otherwise forget football and take up flower arranging or knitting.
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failures art
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:38 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

fbaezer wrote:

Scoreboard, phase 2:

14. realjohnboy 7 (4)
15. failures art 1 (1)


I sure am glad I was able to drag the appropriately name Failure into this thread.

Germany, Netherlands, and Argentina are still in this! I'm bad luck though. If Brazil wins, I'll take a little credit for the fact that I didn't cheer for them.

A
R
T
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:38 pm
@lmur,
lmur wrote:

Question for Fbaezer - how has your national media treated the Round of 16 defeat, particularly given that the first goal should not have been allowed to stand?


Only yesterday I wrote in my column that Italians have made more of a fuss about the (Italian) referees' mistake than Mexicans. Italians talk about the FIFA Mafia claiming omertà (mafia silence) to the referees.
Part of the mild reaction is, perhaps, because we don't claim that we invented the game, even if the Mayans and Aztecs...
In Mexico, of course, everyone pointed out the mistake, but -since the referee was a foreigner and we really prefer destroying ourselves- a lot of blame was put on the players, for losing concentration after the bad call, and the coach, for sending the wrong players into the field.
The mood here was gloomy even before the match, only 58% thought we'd win. The loss against Uruguay hurt a lot, because we usually defeat them and the coach made some obviously wrong decisions (sending old Cuauhtemoc Blanco as a starter and captain, as a homage to his long career, and ineffective veteran Guille Franco instead of young ace Chicharito Hernandez).
Guille Franco can be thankful of the errors by the Italian referees, the huge mistake by defender Osorio and Aguirre's delusion that Bautista -the "surprise" player against Argentina- could compete at WC level. Franco had been selected, even before the match, as The Scapegoat.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 07:25 pm
@fbaezer,
Your column? Would you mind providing us with a link to your columns?
fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 07:27 pm
@realjohnboy,
I'm afraid you don't read Spanish, RJB.

http://www.cronica.com.mx/nota.php?id_nota=515490
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 07:49 pm
@fbaezer,
I like your title: El feo espejo sudafricano
The ugly S African mirror or looking glass
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 08:00 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

I'm afraid you don't read Spanish, RJB


Never underestimate the Redneck, Fbaezer. I often tell lies.
I look forward to reading your columns.
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