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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: It Might Be Golden Reply with quote

Mexico vs Brazil, men's football final at the Olympics. Very much looking forward to this match.

What happened to all the European teams, particularly Spain?

http://london2012.bbc.co.uk/football/event/men/match=fbm400101/index.html

8 AM start on Saturday...
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Phil_K



Joined: 25 Jan 2007
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Location: A World of my Own

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an Argentine restaurant in Insurgentes giving freebies for every (!) Argentine or Mexican gold medal. Great business sense.

Good thing it's not a British restaurant; they'd be bankrupt! Wink

It'd be OK if it were Canadian, though... Wink Wink
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ow, ouch, ooh...

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Good thing it's not a British restaurant; they'd be bankrupt!


I suppose giving British food away for free is a way to get people to eat it. Wink
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reddevil79



Joined: 19 Jul 2004
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Location: Up in them Mixteca Mountains

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The European teams have been disappointing, but I think the Olympic football tournament is taken much more seriously in Central/South America and other confederations. The tournament always takes place the same year as the European Championships, so the Olympic tournament almost comes as an afterthought. There's also the World Cup and Champions League, both of which are considered more important by most fans in Europe I would say. I think Spain were the last European team to win the Olympics in 92.

Should be a good final, and I think Mexico have a sneaky chance, Brazil's defence has been pretty shocking at times, would be good to see Mexico get a gold medal.

Yes, with all that gold, the UK will be able to replenish its gold reserves which were sold off a few years back! Wink
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I think Mexico has a chance to win. But, I heard last night that Giovanny Dos Santos has a sprained ankle and might now play, which could make a difference. Or not, he is hot and cold.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.centraldeportiva.com/tri/detalle/Gio+no+estará+contra+Brasil+-54280

Confirmed, Dos Santos is out...that will be a factor I think.
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reddevil79



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo Mexico! What a start, and what a nervous finish! I was worried that they had started celebrating too early. A fully deserved victory and well executed game plan. It'll be some fiesta today me thinks... Cool
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It'll be some fiesta today me thinks...


Oh dear, there goes my peaceful weekend...

Meanwhile, in other news, Gold number 26 for GB! Cool
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Isla Guapa



Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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Location: Mexico City o sea La Gran Manzana Mexicana

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reddevil79 wrote:
Bravo Mexico! What a start, and what a nervous finish! I was worried that they had started celebrating too early. A fully deserved victory and well executed game plan. It'll be some fiesta today me thinks... Cool


Yes, indeed! I'm off in a few minutes to see what's happening at El Angel in Mexico City.
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gold is sweet! Mexico has had a lot of success the last two years with some real talent finally.

Looked like a large crowd at the angel...
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a big crowd there, jubilant but not rowdy. This may be because the local convenience stores have signs up saying there will be no alcoholic beverages for sale today. As I was strolling along Reforma, a young man stopped me and asked if I wanted him to decorate my face with red, white and green chalk. I declined but felt pleased that he saw me as just another happy Mexican out celebrating.
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Phil_K



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... don't forget María del Rosario Espinosa. A bronze in the Tae Kwon Do, and that after being felled, boxing-style, in the semis.
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