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Monday, July 03, 2006

Thoughts on our Distributed England

Some reflections and punditry on the England Team post-World Cup are posted over at Maple Lions.

Oh well, only six weeks until the new Premier League season kicks off!

Paul Canniff

Posted by Paul Canniff on July 3, 2006 in Sports | Permalink


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Imagine a Germany-France final, and all the worn-out cliches from the history of the world wars. Germany will have a Schlieffen plan for getting through the French defences. France will invoke the old saying "Ils ne passeront pas - they shall not pass" from the Battle of Verdun. If England had won, the same things would have happened.

I'm hoping for Italy-France in the finals, with Italy to win it all. They deserve it.

Posted by: Scott | 2006-07-03 9:26:12 AM

Go Portugal !

Posted by: MarkAlta | 2006-07-03 1:04:37 PM




Posted by: Lady | 2006-07-03 3:29:46 PM

United States Military has used "Tribunals" to control and punish those who have committed offences deemed to be critical to national security since the creation of the US Army.The
conspiritors who murdered President Abraham Lincoln, the Spies landed by German submarines in World War II, plus the German SS troops who wore US Army uniforms during the Battle of the Bulge World War II, who were subsequently apprehended, brought before Military Tribunals
judged to be guilty of various offences and subsequently shot as "spies". The legal advice that President Bush received from the Military Justice System in the US regarding the apprehended from Afghanistan was quite correct. The fact is however those released from the Cuban
facility and sent back to Saudi Arabia will be incarcerated, probably tortured and executed, quickly, along with their families i would think.

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2006-07-04 6:36:40 AM

Go Portugal! Smash the French.

Italy over Portugal in the Final!

Too bad Scotland isn't there though...

Posted by: Warwick | 2006-07-04 8:32:44 AM

I hope those cheating and unsportsmanlike Portuguese will lose to France.

Italy will win.

Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2006-07-04 8:40:46 AM


If Portugal was playing anyone else I'd agree with you...

I do hope Italy takes it all. Out of the teams left, how can I hope otherwise?

In a perfect world, Scotland would be the undisputed champions every 4 years (hoping for Canada would be asking too much of miracles.)

Posted by: Warwick | 2006-07-04 11:07:27 AM

Is it just me or is the Italian soccer team the biggest bunch of babies that have ever played the game?

While the Germans soldier on, the Italians fall down writhing with each incidental contact.


Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-04 2:35:57 PM

Are you talking soccer or just in general? lol.

Posted by: Warwick | 2006-07-04 2:43:50 PM

It's not an opinion I dare express while my Italian barber is cutting my hair.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-04 2:52:24 PM

Despite all the diving, a couple of lovely late goals.

On to the fina!

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-04 3:44:35 PM

There was actually very little diving in this semi-final, and not more from Italy than from Germany.

Italy played a perfect Italian game, using their strengths and hiding their weaknesses.
And then striking when necessary, and when Germany was looking forward to penalty kicks.

The right team won, and, I suspect, Italy will also win the final.

Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2006-07-04 10:58:11 PM

Writhing, diving ...

Whenever there was contact between members of the opposing team, it seemed the I-ties got the worst of it. While the Germans bounced back up, medics were called in for the wussy Italians.

That being said, the winning goal was brilliant and the insurance counter-attack goal equally impressive.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-04 11:06:56 PM

Next on the agenda, Portugal whipping the Frogs (cause who wants to see France win anything?) followed by Italy whipping Portugal (cause their team deserves to lose.)

Posted by: Warwick | 2006-07-05 8:31:27 AM

France will beat Portugal, but then Italy will get the gold (e.g. as revenge for Euro2000).

Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2006-07-05 11:30:02 AM

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