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Socc, er, uh, I mean Football!
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Erin



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Socc, er, uh, I mean Football! Reply with quote

Here's a little tidbit of sports history for our friends in the magical land of OZ!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5073832.stm

US was beaten by the Czech team. Shocking.

(note the sarcasm)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go Soca Warriors Go!!
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Zoe



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, at least the US is actually IN the World Cup. The Israeli national team was last observed in an actual world cup match in 1970 (I think). If I remember correctly, they made it past the first round, but back then if elimination games were tied after overtime, they would do a coin toss to decide the winner.

Our guys lost. Sad

(p.s., I really don't like soccer, or football, or futbol, or whatever you wish to call it. But enjoy the games, all you fans out there!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How good was that Oz/Japan game? Well the last 10 minutes.

I was working and kept sneaking in to watch snippets of it on patients' TVs, but gave up when Oz was down 1-nil, then it all happened when I was actually busy doing some work!

Thanks for the link Erin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend did a little dance, and promises/threatens streaking if they go all the way. He is from Taiwan, an American but truely believes he is an Aussie at heart. Needless to say Australia is where we have put all our football hopes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought my husband was going to take off during those last eight minutes (and I was slightly concerned that the joyful yelling would wake the neighbours up, but there again they were probably doing the same thing!!) Mind you, I was hardly quiet as a mouse myself.

Apparently he's never seen me as stressed as during the England game on Friday. Hee. I have to say, I'm thoroughly enjoying the World Cup.

On a food-related World Cup note, we're having several World Cup parties where I'll be serving food from the nations playing (little things - it'll be late at night here!). First up will be the next England game. I'm making mini Yorkshire puddings stuffed with rare roast beef and horseradish mayo, mini cones of fish and chips, mini bubble and squeak patties with crispy bacon, smoked salmon with brown bread and butter, mini scones with jam and cream and also serving some English cheeses.

Yes, everyone has the next day off! I have a few of these coming up so I think I'll be checking back in for some help with ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Vickie, here are a few ideas for when various teams play:

Germany - anything as long as it's a sausage

Poland - Ditto

Ecuador - Guinea Pig

Costa Rica - coffee flavoured anything

England - Jellied eels

Trinidad & Tobago - Chicken and rice with lots of music

Sweden - anything flavoured with herring

Paraguay - see Ecuador

Argentina - Falkland figs

Iran - pass, I can't deal with a fatwah

USA - Sorry, there's nothing left, they've eaten it all

There must be lots of others but I'd better go now, I've insulted enough people! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vickie,
Your menu sounds wonderful!

Man-From-Gard,
Hey, hey now mister, something tells me you're a bit of a tease!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OI! man-from-gard, how about the Aussies??? And don't say 'Anzac biccies', please. And pavlova's not Australian.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judy - I'm shocked...you have to be the first Aussie I've heard who has not INSISTED that pavlova was Australian!!!! Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL - Barbara and her blog have taught me well!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

I was in Brisbane over Christmas/New Years with my family, staying with my Step-dad's family. My brother, sisters and I had heaps of fun sparring with our cousins over how to correctly pronounce words, what was NZ/Aussie etc
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparring over how to correctly pronounce words, what was NZ/Aussie etc

Ah yes, that would almost qualify as a trans-Tasman sport.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Gisele we Aussies claim the lamington as ours.
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