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Postby clem on Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:42 pm

I'm disgusted :cry:

What a match though. I can't believe Argentina was a 3rd seed. One of the best team I've seen in a long time. A well deserved victory for them and fair play to France, although favorite in this match, for defending so well against them.

The score gap is not too bad. France will now need to hammer Ireland and hope Argentina wins all their games.

For the best, a tough match against the All Blacks right after the 1st round.

Chances for France to win the World Cup were greatly diminished tonight...

Note: Heymans needs to be replaced. Congrats to Chabal for an exceptional performance.

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this is sports at its best... and yet such a disappointment.
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Postby kcirick on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:03 pm

I am rooting for Japan, because that is where I was born and raised in.

Their match against Australia was expected, but the final score was a little overwhelming. That was really a big gap

Japan only has a chance against Canada. I really want them to win against Canada because they have never won at RWC.
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Postby bigdee on Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:21 pm

The performance of the present WORLD CHAMPIONS today was truly depressing. They will not be champions for much longer I fear. :cry:
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Postby Kladiator on Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:40 pm

Clem, I don't understand one thing: isn't still possible for France to top the pool with a victory (with bonus point) over Ireland and a defeat for Argentina against
the Irish team?
And I have another question for you: I have read somewhere the the opening game in Saint-Denis has been watched by 14 million people in France but how does this figure compare with the audience for soccer games in your (former?) country?
And what about the interest for the RWC in Ireland, where rugby, despite the massive support for Munster, is not the main sport?
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Postby clem on Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:00 am

Rugby is big in Ireland and in France, especially now with this World Cup. Interest is high in France also due to the fact that the World Cup is organized at home and that France won the soccer World Cup in 1998 the last time this happened, so there are a lot of expectations.

To qualify France will need to win against Ireland and hope that Ireland wins against Argentina... this would bring the 3 teams on an equal number of wins and France could hope to take the lead thanks to bonus points, number of points difference or even number of tries... another scenario would be to see Argentina win over Ireland, this would give France a second place and have it qualified.. but they would immediately face the All Blacks in the 1/4 then... :)

It's too soon to make predictions I guess. Let's wait until Friday and see what France does against Ireland.

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Postby AlsaPhil on Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:01 pm

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They did it!!! Great match!
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Postby Kladiator on Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:44 am

Hi Phil,

I watched the game on TV5 Europe yesterday (unfortunately I don't understand French at all) and it was a battle of rare intensity, but I wouldn't describe it as great IMHO.
The '99 semifinal at Twickenham, that was a great game!

Anyway I hope France can stun the All Blacks once again in the quarter finals, although I fear that New Zealand (or should it be called simply Oceania, given the number of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji players they poach?) this time is almost unbeatable.
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Postby solar1951 on Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:06 pm

England 12 Australia 10 - bye bye skippy :P

England Vs France in semi-final in Paris ?????
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Postby clem on Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:12 pm

England Vs France in semi-final in Paris ?????


Oui monsieur ! :)
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Postby clem on Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:14 pm

Ok, it wasn't exactly like in 1999 but hey.. they won and that's what matters :)
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Postby AlsaPhil on Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:33 am

WAOUOUOUOU!!! They did it!!!

and in the soccer French Championship, METZ - STRASBOURG 1 - 2

Oh guys, the good night I had :D
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Postby solar1951 on Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:37 am

clem wrote:
England Vs France in semi-final in Paris ?????


Oui monsieur ! :)


I enjoy Linux Mint but as an Englishman living in France not as much as England beating France in Paris in a World Cup semi-final :D

Lets hope for a memorable game - Northern hemisphere Rugby is not dead :!:
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Postby clem on Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:28 pm

ah ah :)

I keep thinking France is going to meet Argentina again :) Will it be in the final or in the 3rd place final?

France will be favorite against England, but France-England has often been bad news for us... bitter defeats and people in white jerseys telling us "good game" in the end of the match....

This is going to be cruel for one of us :)
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Postby hairy_Palms on Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:56 pm

Lets hope for a memorable game - Northern hemisphere Rugby is not dead Exclamation

i think that was already proved in the last round :) if we can beat the aussies were good to go against anyone :)

C'MON ENGLAND!!!!
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Postby clem on Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:28 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

This is just so typical isn't it? Beating the World favorite and doing miserably the match after that... I just knew it, I should have put money on these two games...

Well done England, good luck in the final.

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Postby solar1951 on Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:48 pm

Merci Clem,
The French played well but..... not well enough !

I am so pleased and surprised that we are still WORLD CHAMPIONS !

For England, Harry and St George !

Bring it ON !!!!!!
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Postby hairy_Palms on Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:30 am

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Postby civint on Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:22 pm

wow, that was a waste of eyesight.......

I really really really dislike that flag. no particular reason. Just big and OTT imo. :roll:

I much prefer our union flag...........
lol.

Also, I bet we lose vs South Africa...........


---edit---

And it's
GOD for england blah blah blah.
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