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    Thumbs up We're going to the WORLD CUP!!!

    All of Australia is going completely mental tonight, as we've just beaten Uruguay in a penalty shootout to qualify for a place at the Soccer World Cup for the first time in 32 years. Literally the whole damn country is dancing in the streets - it's completely mental The whole country will have a giant hangover tomorrow! WooHoo!!!

    We're Going to the WORLD CUP!!! Bring it on!!!

    We Come from the LAND DOWNUNDER!!!
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    Congratulations!



    Stupid thing ... you can't just type "CONGRATS" any more
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    So how did Cheffie get away with just typing ?????

    How did that make it by the "this message is too short" police?
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    I dont think many here will understand your joy as they dont understand soccer and the world cup. That is unless I missed the national celebration when we qualified by beating Mexico.

    I for one understand, haveing played up till I got married at 25 and still follow the game. Except for MLS, not a very good brand of soccer.

    So CONGRATULATIONS!!! Good luck in Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillPSFB
    All of Australia is going completely mental tonight, as we've just beaten Uruguay in a penalty shootout to qualify for a place at the Soccer World Cup for the first time in 32 years. Literally the whole damn country is dancing in the streets - it's completely mental The whole country will have a giant hangover tomorrow! WooHoo!!!

    We're Going to the WORLD CUP!!! Bring it on!!!

    We Come from the LAND DOWNUNDER!!!
    Isn't it tougher to play the game when you are upside down?

    How do you sort this out? The sane people play soccer and the insane people play Australian Rules Football?

    Will this morning be any different than most any other day?

    Seriously....congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Isn't it tougher to play the game when you are upside down?
    It's tougher for our opponents because being upside down we are experts at the overhead scissor kick - it really confuses them. Plus the ball spins the other way of course being in the Southern hemisphere

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    How do you sort this out? The sane people play soccer and the insane people play Australian Rules Football?.
    Basically that's how we do it, except if you come from Sydney and are really totally insane then you play rugby - sort of like American football without any padding or helmets.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Will this morning be any different than most any other day?.
    Dunno - I didn't awake from my coma until after lunch The whole country has gone nuts with this and apparently less than 30% of our staff had started work one hour after normal start time. Nothing else has rated a mention on the news today. My head still hurts.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Seriously....congrats.
    Thanks George.
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    We're going to Boonidoo
    We're going to Boonidoo
    We're going to Boonidoo
    We're going to Boonidoo
    We're going to Boonidoo...

    Oh wait... We're going to Germany

    I know i woke up with a head full of lead and a mouth full of cotton this morning

    Be good if they went real far in the world cup. Australian soccer needs a real boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattyV
    I know i woke up with a head full of lead and a mouth full of cotton this morning
    I felt like I'd done ten rounds with Mike Tyson and had then been run over by a bus - I felt pretty ordinary this afternoon.

    Quote Originally Posted by PattyV
    Be good if they went real far in the world cup. Australian soccer needs a real boost.
    Last night will be a huge boost in itself. I think they'll do alright - certainly they won't be a disgrace, after all Uraguay are ranked #17 in the world and we've just beaten them. It will all depend on how we fare in the all important draw. It would be just our luck having finally made it to be drawn in the same group as Germany, Brazil and France.
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    At least you have the soccer folks.

    Because your Rugby is CARP at the moment.

    From the country that will host the Rugby World Cup 2011

    Go Kiwi's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillPSFB
    I felt like I'd done ten rounds with Mike Tyson and had then been run over by a bus - I felt pretty ordinary this afternoon.
    Why? Are you missing an ear?

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    ????

    We don't celebrate when England Qualify...we break their balls because they may have lost or drew a match in the Qualifiers and did not come top of their group with straight wins.

    If they win the cup....then we celebrate.

    Great that you got through, My Bro-in-Law is in Melbourne and we spoke about it....another event for 'The Old Country' to beat you at in the coming months!!!!


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    In all seriousness....watch the USA team....they did really well last time. They have won their group this time round and I predict if they have a good tournament this time the US will realise they have a sport that is REALLY a World sport. The Country will get behind them and they will then be a force to be reckoned with...and they will call it by its proper name....'Football'

    All of a sudden we will find that the likes of Beckham, Rooney, Ronaldo et al...will have US roots and off they will go playing for the USA...and good luck to 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi
    At least you have the soccer folks.

    Because your Rugby is CARP at the moment.
    Don't we know it
    (BTW I presume you mean crap rather than carp?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude
    ????

    We don't celebrate when England Qualify...we break their balls because they may have lost or drew a match in the Qualifiers and did not come top of their group with straight wins.

    If they win the cup....then we celebrate.

    Great that you got through, My Bro-in-Law is in Melbourne and we spoke about it....another event for 'The Old Country' to beat you at in the coming months!!!!

    (INCOMING!!!!)
    OK, I'll wear that one, but what happened to your mob in Pakistan the other day?

    We are celebrating down here because it's been 32 years since we last made the World Cup, and every time we've been stopped at the last hurdle by a very tough draw - it's been something we've been waiting a damn long time for and we've finally got it.
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    Ok, I did mean CRAP.

    I was trying to be polite and avoid using words like...

    Abysmal
    Atrocious
    Garbage
    My 18 month old son could do better.
    LOSER


    etc.

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    Get back to us when you have a military force to finish this dispute once and for all.







    We are sssoooooooooooooo scared of your air force kiwi.... oh wait.
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    Patty

    As one of the few Military Dog Handlers this country has produced, I can laugh and feel sad at that statement.

    And the laugh is for the comrades before, when I served, and those that walk now. The times and experiences shared.

    The sad, is for the little people, political of nature, that have decided to be androgenous in their personal and world view. Who have no idea that it takes a beast of war to keep the dogs at bay.

    Or sadly, what that actually means.

    Maybe, that is why I enjoyed my seasons playing Rugby, and those spent as a goalie in soccer. I played with, and for the team to win.

    As ever Patty. The sad fact hides behind the humour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude
    In all seriousness....watch the USA team....they did really well last time. They have won their group this time round and I predict if they have a good tournament this time the US will realise they have a sport that is REALLY a World sport. The Country will get behind them and they will then be a force to be reckoned with...and they will call it by its proper name....'Football'

    All of a sudden we will find that the likes of Beckham, Rooney, Ronaldo et al...will have US roots and off they will go playing for the USA...and good luck to 'em.
    Soccer is a strange game here in the US. It's Saturday ( a day off), it;s 25F outside (about -2 C). In about an hour (0800) I will drive my daughter to a complex where there are 10 fields. I won't be able to park my car, as the place will be packed. Hundreds of kids, ages 6-12, boys and girls, will play soccer games. This is a scene repeated every weekend across the US.

    However, when the World Cup comes around, most Americans will not be able to name one player on the team (including me). It is interesting that Americans didn't start paying attention to Women's Soccer until Brandi Chastain took off her jersey on television.

    As I said, soccer in the US is a strange game.

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