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Tuesday, October 1, 2002

1:56PM - gameday fucking 3

Well if any of you don't know I am a Bayern Munich devoter, I used to live there, go to the tranings and met many of the players.
Their slow and horrible start in the champions league really has no explanation. Every game they lost they should have tied, or even won, especially today against Milan. The last 3 games are going to be fun...Bayern has to win all 3 to go to the next round. It's going to be a challenge, a fucking gigantic one, but they can do it, they better!!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2002


sorry if this gets crossposted

Byron Moreno steals the headlines again

09/10/2002. Up to a couple of months ago, people in Ecuador fiercely defended their fellow countrymnan Byron Moreno, the man who 'helped' Italy bow out of the 2002 WC with a one sided direction in the match against South Korea. But now most of them have changed their minds.

Last Sunday, Moreno made an impressive number of "mistakes" during the Ecuadorian League's big match between Deportivo Liga and Barcelona Guayaquil, and now risks a heavy suspension, possibly a career ending one.

Moreno whistled two inexistent penalties (one per side) in the first half, and allowed a goal in spite of the linesman's offisde signal only to change his mind in front of the remonstrations by his colleague. Furthermore, he didn't eject an already booked Deportivo player who made a terrible foul on Barcelona's Tenorio. But the Italian public enemy's masterpiece was yet to come...

In the 90th minute, with Barcelona leading 3-2, Moreno indicated 6 minutes of added time. But the chubby referee decided to add 6 more minutes without any reason, and this was the outcome: Deportivo Liga scored twice in the 98th and in the 101th, and won the match 4-3!

To make matters worse, in his official report Moreno indicated the scoring minutes of Deportivo's two goals as "89th and 90th". According to Barcelona's chairman Leonardo Bohrer, "this is the evidence of the corruption of that miserable man. He robbed us and now he must pay".

A couple of years ago, Moreno was suspended for 6 rounds following another impressive series of "mistakes" during the match between Portovidejo and Deportivo Cuenca.

yeah and now the italians are the ones that always have excuses for losing ;D

Wednesday, July 31, 2002


made some icons of players from the japanese national team. (hidetoshi nakata, shinji ono, junichi inamoto, etc.) they kind of suck because i whipped them up in a really short time, but if anyone would be interested in using them, they''re welcome to. they're all pretty simple, no impressive CG skills involved. (^^;)

japanese soccer player iconsCollapse )

Monday, July 15, 2002

12:56PM - For all you Carsten Ramelow fans....

carstenramelow is the community for you!

What, might you ask,goes on in this community? Anything pertaining to Carsten, whether it be images, interviews,articles or you professing your lust, er, love for the man.

So go join!


Current mood: busy

Thursday, July 4, 2002

1:03PM - LOL looks liek that italien ref!!!

i forgot his name!!!
this was also posted in soccerfans

Current mood: amused

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

1:05PM - New Carlsberg Ad

"Mick McCarthy doesnt send players home, but if he did, they'd probably be the best players in the world"

Sunday, June 30, 2002

8:36PM - Closing ceremony?

How was the closing ceremony, for those who watched it?

I wanted to watch it, but I couldn't seem to find a channel that was airing it. >_< The same happened when I was trying to watch the opening ceremony...school was still on, so I was up all night surfing the channels to find one that was broadcasting it. Hehe...

And Congrats to the Brazilian team!

Current mood: curious

8:27PM - Thank you Korea and Japan!

I just wanted to post to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the past month. Even though it meant being up at wacky hours and being a zombie at work...it was well worth it. Thanks Korea and Japan for a good showing overall. This morning I woke up at 6 so I could get to the local sports bar (turned breakfast place for the morning) to watch the world cup. I was pretty impressed by the turn out. They were actually turning away people because it was more than they expected (had a buffet). There was a nice distribution of German and Brazilian fans...even in a middle of the nowhere place like State College, PA USA. Great time watching the game even though neither team I care that much for.

Anyway, my main gripe is with stupid American coverage. I wanted to watch the World Cup presentation...and guess what...ABC decided it'd be cute to cut away and go to a church service. Ridiculous.

Anyway, thanks for the posts everyone. I enjoyed reading everyone's opinions and "facts" on the World Cup. My main suggestion for 2006 is doing something about the ref situation. Being that this is a competition with the best players in the world...I think FIFA should look into getting only the best refs...not this must have one from every country thing. I'm not going to get any further into that other than saying this...because every team got screwed by the refs and got a break from the refs. Hopefully 2006 we'll be talking more of the outstanding play like we should...this World Cup no exception. Ronaldo proved he belongs on the spotlight with the show he put on today. And as for 2006, I have no doubt that Kahn will look for redemption...he proved he was hands down the most dominant goalie. As for me, I still root for the good ole' USA...and I have confidence that in 2006 that they will prove this year was no fluke:)

Current mood: sad


now that the world cup is over, i'd like to know what people think. if youre reading this PLEASE answer to my question! lol
who do you think was the hottest player of the tournament? lol, im so shallow. if you have more than one, make a top 3
thanks people =D
if youre a guy... just put who you think was the hottest :x

4:47PM - 5-Star Performance

This was also posted in soccerfans

I thought this was Brazil's most complete performance... I am in Brazil right now...Brasilia in fact...the nation's capital and it has been very exciting being able to see my country win. I was lucky in 94 to actually be at the final...and now I get to be in Brazil to see 170 million people celebrate. As for the game...I'd say the first half was pretty even...despite the fact that Brazil had like 4 very good chances... Germany I think only had one shot...and it wasnt even on goal. Germany enjoyed most of the possession, but they didnt do much with the ball...clearly missed Ballack. Klose showed the world that he is only an average striker and I was actually shocked that Voeller removed him in favor of Bierhoff... You want more strikers on the field... And Kahn...he looked average today and the goalie that really stood out was the other guy...Marcos...who made two excellent saves...the Neuville freekick and I think the Bode redirection...or maybe it was Bierhoff... I was so shocked that Kahn couldnt control a relatively harmless shot...but the 2nd goal made up for it...pure class by one of Brazil's unsung heroes...Kleberson... Rivaldo who was non-existant in the first half but made his presence felt, playing a part in both of the goals... And Ronaldo who everyone counted out in the beginning of the tournament. I knew he would be back...but I didnt expect 8 goals from him. Germany were an average team...that isnt a bad thing though...they were solid in all the positions...and superior at goal-keeping... They played a good game but they just couldnt do much with the ball... I am certain Germany will be back in 2006...they'll be playing at home and host nations always seem to enjoy much success. So...who will be the favorites in 2006? Brazil and Germany of course...but let's not forget Argentina, England, Italy, and even Turkey...their football is on the rise... Can't forget Holland who have a ton of young talent... Of course, I am sure there will be some surprising teams...it will be interesting to see if the US, Korea, Japan, and Senegal can equal their performances in this cup...

Anyways, a poll... I'd really like to choose the final...it was a pretty good game but the officiating just ruined this World Cup... It was nice to see that when you have competent officials...there are no errors...as we saw in the two semis and final. The third place game however...summed up the entire tournament...

How will you remember this World Cup?

Bad officiating.
Early exit for the favorites...
Final between 2 forgotten giants.
Underdogs impress...

Since I am in Brasilia...I went around and took pictures of the madness that ensued...here are some pics right next to the senate building...Collapse )

Current mood: happy

4:46PM - Poll Results

Who has been the best Goalkeeper of the tournament?
1 Oliver Kahn (Germany) - 12 votes
2 Rüstü Reçber (Turkey) - 2 votes
3= David Seaman (England) - 1 vote
3= Lee Won Jae (South Korea) - 1 vote

Who has been the best Defender of the tournament?
1 Rio Ferdinand (England) - 4 votes
2 Carsten Ramelow (Germany) - 2 votes
3= Alpay Ozalan (Turkey) - 1 vote
3= Gilberto Martinez (Costa Rica) - 1 vote
3= Hong Myung Bo (South Korea) - 1 vote
3= Kim Tae Young (South Korea) - 1 vote
3= Paolo Maldini (Italy) - 1 vote
3= Sol Campbell (England) - 1 vote

Who has been the best Midfielder of the tournament?
1= David Beckham (England) - 3 votes
1= Michael Ballack (Germany) - 3 votes
1= Ronaldinho (Brazil) - 3 votes

2 Rivaldo (Brazil) - 2 votes
3= Junichi Inamoto (Japan) - 1 vote
3= Landon Donovan (USA) - 1 vote

Who has been the best Forward of the tournament?

1 Ronaldo (Brazil) - 6 votes
2 Miroslav Klose (Germany) - 5 votes
3 Michael Owen (England) - 2 votes
4 Christian Vieri (Italy) - 1 vote

Who has been the best all-round player of the tournament?

1 Oliver Kahn (Germany) - 4 votes
2= Rivaldo (Brazil) - 2 votes
2= Ronaldo (Brazil) - 2 votes
3= Ahn Jung Hwan (South Korea) - 1 vote
3= Alvaro Recoba (Uruguay) - 1 vote
3= Cafu (Brazil) - 1 vote
3= David Beckham (England) - 1 vote
3= Dietmar Hamann (Germany) - 1 vote
3= Ronaldinho (Brazil) - 1 vote

Current mood: good

Friday, June 14, 2002


Yeah, i hate brazil, but i have to give them credit because they did an excellent job. Marcos is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and well, brazil surely has the best attackers.
I didnt like this world cup a lot, because of the refereeing mistakes, but great refereeing was shown today, and great playing.
So there, the world cup is over. We'll see everyone in the eurocup 2004 which ITALY will win ;D and in germany 2006, whic ITALY will win too =D
so congratulations brazil and germany who played great football today.

forza azzurri

Sunday, June 30, 2002


BRAZIL WON!!!!!!!!

oh my god!! THAT WAS THE MOST AWESOME GAME!!! i had a party at 6:30am and everyone was at my house, it was crazy!!! such a great game! it was awesome when rivaldo faked an attempt to make a goal and then ronaldo made it!! i felt so bad for kahn but OH MY GOD IT WAS GREAT! haha it was funny when edmílson couldn't get his jersey on...haha it was cute.
i am so haaaaaaaaaaappy! =) BRAZIL WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!

Current mood: ecstatic

2:41PM - Poll

Now is your last chance to vote for your best players of the tournament. Click here to place your vote. Results will be posted at 4pm, (11am EST) so that gives you a little under an hour and a half to vote.

Current mood: optimistic

9:01PM - . OLE! OLE! OLE! OLE! OLEEE!!!

Brasil won!!!!! :D

Current mood: happy


and Ronaldo scored for Brasil!!!!!! :D

Current mood: bouncy

8:29PM - . mwehehehehe .

Edmilson had his shirt on backwards...

Current mood: amused

7:56PM - Halftime!!

Halftime now, and still no one scored. Ah well. =/ I hope it doesn't come down to a penalty shootout or something. *shrug* Brazil have had a lot of chances tho'... too bad nothing came out of it. Oh well. we'll just see how the next half goes... :)

Current mood: restless

5:49PM - It's starting!

Aaah! Finals are starting very soon... =] Lotsa luck to Brazil and Germany... It starts around six [pm] here, so I don't have to get up in the middle of the morning to watch or anything... :) oh well... may the best team win! :D

[[although I personally want Germany to win, but I have nothing against Brazil, so Brazil fans please don't take offense ;) ]]

Current mood: excited

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