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7969



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:52 am    Post subject: EURO 2012 Reply with quote

Any predictions?

I predict England, Greece, Ukraine, Poland, Ireland, Croatia, Czech Rep. and Sweden won't win.

It all starts tonight. Break out the vulvazellas !
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was that a Freudian slip 7969?
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vulvazellas


This sounds like a gynaecological instrument !!!!

I guess you meant VUVUZELAS
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tttompatz



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a replacement for the Euro 1999 version () ?

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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I predict a constant and probing media focus on racism...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18363736
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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd rather watch football.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I predict rip-off price hikes on all services in the Ukraine. So does the BBC, so it must be true!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/9726706.stm

And if people think this is bad, just wait until the Winter Olympics in Sochi...
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this some series of pagan religious ceremonies where 22 grown men kick a piece of leather around ?

I am pleased to say that I hanever been initiated into the mysteries of this weird cult.


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bulgogiboy



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dedicated wrote:
scot 47,

Do you really think so? According to the very recent YouGov/Labour Party survey, only 33% of voters in Scotland want independence; 57% are opposed. Nearly half (47%) said they thought Scotland would be financially worse off after separation. Only 27% said it would be richer.


Quite right too. I only hope those sensible voters, the ones who don't suffer too badly from the "infantile disease" of nationalism, aren't manipulated into changing their minds by the whipping up of utterly-abhorrent and despicable nationalistic "pride" (shiver).
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whipping up nationalistic pride? As in the Jubilee celebration for the anachronistic monarch who is also the head of the state religion?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/08/permission-to-be-proud-jubilee-was-for-many-a-celebration-of-what-it-means-to-be-british/
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are we still on the EURO 2012 thread?
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, we are, but at a deeper level. Sport has always been victim of whipped-up nationalism - especially in the UK. Celebrating the continued reign of a monarch with flag-waving, and skinhead football hooligans' racism have a lot more in common than is comfortable for most people to contemplate...



Hic! Come on Russia! Kick the ball!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to these strange religious rituals involving 22 young men and thousands of spectators. In their belief system, what is the end-result of these ceremonies ?
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