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Old 2012-06-16, 23:41   #12
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Pity Russia didn't make it after playing some of the most exhilarating football we've seen/heard so far.

Time for a thread amalgamation Serge?
Title "Euro2012"

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Old 2012-06-17, 01:09   #13
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Your opinion is held only by a tiny minority. Most external observers appear to believe that Greece's troubles began when they borrowed too much money instead of earning it, whether through efficient business (the citizenry in general) or through efficient taxation (the government).
My ex wife was half Greek (Cypriot) and I have lived in poverty ever since our divorce 20 years ago.

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And the time is good: 11-30am till 1-ish.
I'm usually asleep at that time.
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My ex wife was half Greek (Cypriot) and I have lived in poverty ever since our divorce 20 years ago.

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I was not living in Greece, but I can guess how it was in Greece.
People were living in Greece quite well, nobody could imagine that it could be otherwise. As in every nation there were some of them, who could predict incoming events. But they were in a tiny minority ridiculed by press, radio and tv. It became more and more evident that this tiny minority was right. Then there was Olympics in Athens. If somebody started to think that tiny minority was right, nobody cared about it, since all Greeks were preoccupied with sport events. Additionally, Greeks had unprecedented successes in soccer. Never before and never after a short period. People were in amok, sport was the only thing they were discussing.
There was not a happy ending and there could not be a happy ending. Everything was according to a scheme, which was used many times, always with a success. A greed was an engine for everything.
This is my story and I believe it is a true story.

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Old 2012-06-17, 04:24   #16
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As in every nation there were some of them, who could predict incoming events.
Where is the successor to Paul the Octopus?

Does your polyhedral avatar depict anything special?

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Does your polyhedral avatar depict anything special?

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It is a central cross section of a regular 4-dimensional polytope with 24 cells. There is a free program written by me about cross sections of regular polytopes. See "www.literka.addr.com/rchelp/crosssections.apk". This program is for cellular phones Android compatible.
Touch one of icons to see appropriate cross sections. Nothing special, but it can provide some fun.

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Old 2012-06-17, 06:19   #18
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The successor of Paul the Octopus is some huge pig as far as I heard.

I wonder how did the know that Paul was Paul? /looked up wikipedia/ ...ugh. I was a better person without that knowledge.
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Let's hope The Netherlands pulls their s**t together tomorrow.
I blame it on the clampdown on "coffee" shops
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The successor of Paul the Octopus is some huge pig as far as I heard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek_9R...eature=related
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Old 2012-06-17, 13:14   #21
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Default Best goal ever?

For me it is Dennis Bergkamp v Argentina.

The Dutch needed a goal to go through.
Two minutes to go in the match.
Team mate punts an optimistic ball from wide on the halfway line.

Dennis runs at full speed to collect it.
Catches it with his right foot.
Tosses it to his left and blasts it into the net.

YouTube welcome!

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Found one.
The pass was from way behind the halfway line!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhOalcQW9fI

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Old 2012-06-17, 14:12   #22
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For me it is Dennis Bergkamp v Argentina.
I remember that goal very well. Amazingly he has done another goal very similar, except not quite as long pass:
2:17-2:30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drScL8q956o



Being Danish I also remember this goal very well in the same 1998 World Cup involving Michael Laudrup:
2:08-2:38: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQCuplnQPPU
That pass by Michael Laudrup in slow motion at 2:25-2:30 is just amazing, and the goal by Ebbe Sand is also very good.

That game sent Denmark to the quarter finals the furthest "we" ever got in the World Cup, where "we" lost narrowly 2-3 to Brazil. A match where "we" actually had the lead but Rivaldo beat "us" with 2 goals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb08U25FI9I
Also a sad match since it was the last match for both Michael and Brian Laudrup on the Danish national team :(

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