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Fun on the eve of FIFA 2006 start

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by satya, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. satya Moderator

    http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6687/managers.html<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6687/keggy.html>http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6687/keggy.html</a><br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6687/comment.html>http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6687/comment.html</a><br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.gazzettaonline.co.uk/football_funnies.htm>http://www.gazzettaonline.co.uk/football_funnies.htm</a><br /><br />... all you Soccer fans enjoy the games and have fun [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />].
  2. Madhivanan Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  4. ranjitjain New Member

    It's Time to Rock[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]
  5. Luis Martin Moderator

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  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    4:2 against Costa Rica. I've just seen the summary on TV. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  7. Luis Martin Moderator

    Yes, good begining.


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  8. mmarovic Active Member

    Congrats Frank [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  9. Luis Martin Moderator

    England 1 Paraguay 0.


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  10. satya Moderator

    The goal to England has been given by Paraguay, so nothing gr8 about England performance though.

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  11. Luis Martin Moderator

    Argentina 2 CM 1

    Could be better.

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  12. mmarovic Active Member

    Good start, anyway.
  13. dineshasanka Moderator

    Seems to be high scoring world cup

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  14. ranjitjain New Member

    Not really,<br />Yesturday, portugal found it hard to score against angola and managed with 1-0<br /><br />Only Germany match was high scoring as yet.<br />But Mexico managed to scrore 3-1 against Iran.<br /><br />I really liked the Germany match but I was amazed when i saw the argentina v Ivory Coast.<br /><br />It was the match of experience vs Passion.<br />Coasta de Ivory are not good finishers.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by dineshasanka</i><br /><br />Seems to be high scoring world cup<br /><br />----------------------------------------<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/>http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/</a><br /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
  15. Adriaan New Member

    What - no comments on the Netherlands v. Serbia & Montenegro?

    Well, one might argue that the state of Serbia & Montenegro no longer exists, so it was only logical that they could not score.

    Other than that, it's always good to win the first game of the group phase!
  16. ranjitjain New Member

    Congrats Adriaan,
    Its really a good feeling to start on the series on winning note.
    Robbenno played superbly.

    But this world cup will be at high pressure when it will arrive to knock out stages really.
  17. Luis Martin Moderator

    quote:Originally posted by Adriaan

    What - no comments on the Netherlands v. Serbia & Montenegro?

    Well, one might argue that the state of Serbia & Montenegro no longer exists, so it was only logical that they could not score.

    Other than that, it's always good to win the first game of the group phase!

    And good for us, because the last game in group C is Argentina - Netherlands so both have good chances to clasify.


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  18. Adriaan New Member

    It will be a match to remember ...

    We had our revenge for the 74 final against Germany in the European Championships of 88 - and I vividly remember there was a much bigger euphoria for that semi-final win in 88 than the joy of winning the final against Russia.

    So perhaps now it is time to get our revenge for the 78 final ...

    ... but I'm probably forgetting an earlier revenge match somewhere down the line!
  19. mmarovic Active Member

    quote:Originally posted by Adriaan

    What - no comments on the Netherlands v. Serbia & Montenegro?

    Well, one might argue that the state of Serbia & Montenegro no longer exists, so it was only logical that they could not score.

    Other than that, it's always good to win the first game of the group phase!
    Congratulations Adriaan. The country I am citizen of got smaller again. Now, I may become citizen of both parts (and Czech too) because of my Montenegrian roots.

    Anyway, I am not happy with the loss, but I kind of expected it.
  20. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mmarovic</i><br /><br />Congrats Frank [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Hey, I didn't win that game. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  21. dineshasanka Moderator

    Croatia nearly made an upset

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  22. Madhivanan Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mmarovic</i><br /><br />Congrats Frank [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Hey, I didn't win that game. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />But you can be proud [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  23. mmarovic Active Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mmarovic</i><br /><br />Congrats Frank [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Hey, I didn't win that game. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />You are not big football fan, are you? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  24. FrankKalis Moderator

    Not really...[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  25. dineshasanka Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br />You are not big football fan, are you? <br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />It is not easy to find a German who is not a big footbal fan [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />----------------------------------------<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/>http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/</a><br />
  26. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, seems to be a quite common virus here. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  27. ranjitjain New Member

    Germany vs Poland Today<br /><br />All the Best Germany[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  28. dineshasanka Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br /><br />Germany vs Poland Today<br />All the Best Germany[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Frank, would be a happy man now<br /><br />----------------------------------------<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/>http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/</a><br />
  29. Adriaan New Member

    I don't think Frank will be too happy.

    After two wins, Germany is guaranteed to be through to the next round. This means MORE football madness.
  30. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, indeed. I didn't watch the game. However, I knew immediately that Germany scored a goal. The whole neighborhood broke loose and shouted. You know what I really "fear" is that the German team keep on winning.

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  31. Luis Martin Moderator

    I was watching on tv, after the game, a river of beer Frank!!!!

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  32. satya Moderator

    Is that a Superstitious thought that Germany will win if you don't watch the live game [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />], just kidding[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />].<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />Yes, indeed. I didn't watch the game. However, I knew immediately that Germany scored a goal. The whole neighborhood broke loose and shouted. You know what I really "fear" is that the German team keep on winning.<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
  33. Luis Martin Moderator

    What about black cat crossing in from of you?[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All in Love is Fair <br />Stevie Wonder<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />
  34. FrankKalis Moderator

    How will "Mehr Glück als Verstand" probably be translated? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  35. satya Moderator

    More luck than mind --- ofcourse luck will always have major part on top of players performance.

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  36. satya Moderator

    England - Trinidad match was good to watch with last minute crackers.

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  37. Madhivanan Moderator

    Yes last 10 minutes Play was interesting

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  38. Luis Martin Moderator

    Well, I'm very surprised. Argentina 6 SM 0.


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  39. mmarovic Active Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by LuisMartin</i><br />Well, I'm very sorprise. Argentina 6 SM 0.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />I am not very surprised. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br />Congrats!
  40. benwilson New Member

    Gotta throw in my 2 cents too!

    Australia: 3, Japan: 1

    I believe that puts Australia on the top of group F at the moment!!! (after 1 game) Now we just need to find a way to beat Brazil...

    'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  41. Luis Martin Moderator

    Congratulations Ben[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]. Don't be afraid about Brazil. I hope you win this match[}<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All in Love is Fair <br />Stevie Wonder<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />
  42. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by LuisMartin</i><br /><br />Congratulations Ben[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]. Don't be afraid about Brazil. I hope you win this match[}<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Well, didn't really work out right... [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  43. Madhivanan Moderator

    Frank, Which is your favourite game? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  44. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sudoku, Carcasonne, or any other kind of parlour game!!! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />...or did you mean which sport? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  45. Madhivanan Moderator

    Yes I meant sport [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  46. ranjitjain New Member

    Hey Ben,
    Australia could not score against brazil but deserve the victory.
    They really outplayed brazil in all aspect of the game.
    Overall it was a really good game and my all best wishes with aussies team.
    The surprising for me was
    Even Shane Warne has developed lot of interest in football in few weeks time
  47. Adriaan New Member

    Ranitjain,<br /><br />Don't hold your breath for Ronaldinho to develop an interest in cricket, though.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]
  48. Luis Martin Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by LuisMartin</i><br /><br />Congratulations Ben[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]. Don't be afraid about Brazil. I hope you win this match[}<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Well, didn't really work out right... [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Unfortunally.....[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All in Love is Fair <br />Stevie Wonder<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />
  49. benwilson New Member

    Yep, the Aussies fought hard, but were beaten on the day...i think the 2-0 score line was a bit flattering to Brazil, but a draw with Croatia will get us through now!<br /><br />It is really amazing in Australia at the moment...soccer (or football [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]) is played by lots of children, but has never been a very popular spectator sport. Then we make it to the world cup for the first time in 30 years and Australia has gone soccer mad (myself included to some extent)!! I think we just generally love sport! except synchronised swimming...is that really a sport?<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  50. Luis Martin Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />Sudoku, Carcasonne, or any other kind of parlour game!!! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />...or did you mean which sport? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Sudoku, my wife love it[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All in Love is Fair <br />Stevie Wonder<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />
  51. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Madhivanan</i><br /><br />Yes I meant sport [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Well, I really like Martial Arts. And generally all kind of sports where one needs to master his body like high diving or gymnastics.<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  52. thomas New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by benwilson</i><br /><br />Yep, the Aussies fought hard, but were beaten on the day...i think the 2-0 score line was a bit flattering to Brazil, but a draw with Croatia will get us through now!<br /><br />It is really amazing in Australia at the moment...soccer (or football [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]) is played by lots of children, but has never been a very popular spectator sport. Then we make it to the world cup for the first time in 30 years and Australia has gone soccer mad (myself included to some extent)!! I think we just generally love sport! except synchronised swimming...is that really a sport?<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />I think synchronised swimming requires quite a lot of stamina & athleticism (and nauseating fake smiles).<br /><br />You have to remember that over here with our bad weather and long dark winters, snooker and darts are considered to be "sports" by some people.
  53. FrankKalis Moderator

    I remember standing the first time at such a Snooker table. When you're used to Pool billiard it is really, really large. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  54. ranjitjain New Member

    Congrats Frank,
    Congrats Germany for winning all 3 league matches and
    last one 3-0 with Ecuador was brilliant.
  55. FrankKalis Moderator

    I am really suprised. I didn't expect them to play more than 3 games. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  56. Madhivanan Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />I am really suprised. I didn't expect them to play more than 3 games. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />So, indirectly you want them to play more matches [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  57. FrankKalis Moderator

    [] Yes<br />[] No<br />[] Don't know<br />[x] What's this all about anyway<br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  58. satya Moderator

    Aussie vs Crotia was one of the class in this tournament (a mix of rugby) [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided �AS IS� with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  59. ranjitjain New Member

    yes,
    and Ghana vs USA was a surprise to me.
    Ghana has made it to last 16.
    but i think they will not go far as their second round match is with Legendary Brazil.
    Yesturday Ronaldo equalled the record of Muller of 14 goals which is good for Brasil.
  60. dineshasanka Moderator

    I guess Argentina and Brazil final

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  61. Adriaan New Member

    Argentina weren't terribly convincing against the Netherlands.

    Neither were the Netherlands terribly convincing against Argentina, but we more or less expected to lose the game!
  62. ranjitjain New Member

    This is because Argentina had rested most of their class A players on that eve.
    They were not attacking as they were before and also in half time their stars who were playing were substituted.
    But still Argentina will be a good bet though
  63. Adriaan New Member

    The Netherlands too kept a lot of players on the bench ...

    ... because they were already booked once and if they would get a second booking, they would be suspended for the next match - coincidentally the first knock-out round. Whereas players with only one booking in the first round would start the rest of the tournament with a clean slate.

    Riquelme did his best, but didn't same to be able to break through the defence - especially against "2nd choice" defender Boulahrouz.

    Van Nistelrooy, who didn't do well at all in any of the 3 games, appears to have lost his 1st choice status.
  64. Madhivanan Moderator

    Final four may be

    Brazil, Germany, England and Argentina

    Madhivanan

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  65. Luis Martin Moderator

    No way Madhi, Argentina, Germany and England belong to the same drow.


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  66. Luis Martin Moderator

    Well done Frank. 3 games to the finish[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All in Love is Fair <br />Stevie Wonder<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />
  67. ranjitjain New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Madhivanan</i><br /><br />Final four may be<br /><br />Brazil, Germany, England and Argentina<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />I think Brazil, Germany, England and Italy[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  68. Luis Martin Moderator

    That could be.
    But, I think the winner will came from Germany vs. Argentina.


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  69. FrankKalis Moderator

  70. satya Moderator

    If the referee is biased then you need not think about Argentina [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided �AS IS� with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  71. Adriaan New Member

    No Portuguese members here, I guess?

    What a shameful game - on both sides, Portugal and the Netherlands. There have been suggestions in the Dutch press that Portugal should not be allowed into the next round either.
  72. thomas New Member

    The referee was terrible. Some of the performances of the referees have been terrible. Graham Poll (English ref) gave a Croat player 3 yellow cards in the game against Australia.

    Let's hope the English give the Portugese a walloping on behalf of the Netherlands in the QFs.
  73. Adriaan New Member

    Thomas, that would be beyond the call of duty - but all the best to England!
  74. Madhivanan Moderator

    Though Italy scored on last seconds Australia played well than expected

    Madhivanan

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  75. Adriaan New Member

    Italy didn't really score - one of their players did a Schwalbe in the last minute and they were awarded a penalty kick. Big mistake by the referee - he should know well that Italians always go for Schwalben in the dying seconds.
  76. Luis Martin Moderator

    The penalty was a shame.


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  77. benwilson New Member

    that last minute penalty to Italy sure was a shame!! I was sitting up at 3am watching the game and it was such a disappointment!!! But really, Australia should have scored earlier- we had an extra played for 30mins and didnt capitalise...still, i think we should have won the match!

    'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  78. FrankKalis Moderator

    Aah, the first soccer-free day in a long time. What a pleasure! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br />...and guess what they've showed on TV? A German movie about "Das Wunder von Bern" where Germany scored the first WM title in 1954. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  79. dineshasanka Moderator

    quote:

    that last minute penalty to Italy sure was a shame!! I was sitting up at 3am watching the game and it was such a disappointment!!! But really, Australia should have scored earlier- we had an extra played for 30mins and didnt capitalise...still, i think we should have won the match!


    I felt sorry for Autralia. They should have benn in the next round.

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  80. ranjitjain New Member

    quote:Originally posted by benwilson

    that last minute penalty to Italy sure was a shame!! I was sitting up at 3am watching the game and it was such a disappointment!!! But really, Australia should have scored earlier- we had an extra played for 30mins and didnt capitalise...still, i think we should have won the match!

    'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage

    I think the major setback for australia was that Herry Quiell was injured and was not playing because rest all players were not good finishers in my opinion.
  81. Madhivanan Moderator

    Who will be happy at the end of Today's Game. Luis or Frank?

    Madhivanan

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  82. ramkumar.mu New Member

    I guess Frank will give us a party on 9 july [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Ram<br /><br />"It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."
  83. ranjitjain New Member

    All The very Best Luis and Frank
    All the best Germany and Argentina
    One thing i'm sure, Germany v Argentina is going to be the best game of this worldcup.
  84. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, and I think, I'm going to turn on the TV and listen to the game while playing in the garden with the kids. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  85. Luis Martin Moderator

    Good luck Frank, and good luck to me.


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  86. Adriaan New Member

    Frank, don't tell me the good old Rundfunk has stopped broadcasting over the radio?
  87. FrankKalis Moderator

    No, of course not. But when TV is running, I can go inside and see what happenes from time to time.<br /><br />Sorry Luis! A penalty shoot-out has not much to do with soccer anymore. It's merely luck. And this time Germany was a bit luckier. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  88. ranjitjain New Member

    Congrats Germany and Frank.
    I think it is really difficult to beat Germany in Penalties.
    Germany knew this fact and thats why even in extra time they were on defensive move.
    Also Penlaty is the Last thing England will want against Germany.
    The way Germany Played their Penalties against Argentina was supereb.
    They were so confident especially borowski and Podolski.
    I liked Borowski's kick. It went like bullet without noise.
    They all were so calm and patient while taking thier kick.
    Cambiasso and payala were really feeling pressure.

    All the above it was a real thrilling game.
  89. Luis Martin Moderator

    "All the above it was a real thrilling game"

    Indeed, but the best game to me was France Brasil, Zidane was super.


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  90. ramkumar.mu New Member

    I feel, Germany was little sloppy in the first half, but turned on the heat in the last minutes of the game. Argentina was little unlucky to have missed the berth to semifinal

    Thanks,
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  91. dineshasanka Moderator

    quote:Originally posted by LuisMartin

    Indeed, but the best game to me was France Brasil, Zidane was super.


    yes, sad to see the exit of brazilians

    I will put money for Germany now

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  92. Adriaan New Member

    Three cheers for Zidane. Thierry Henry finally scored.

    And Brazil were completely underperforming.
  93. Madhivanan Moderator

    France played well though didnt play well as expected in the first round
    Now it seems France fully depends on ZZ

    Madhivanan

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  94. dineshasanka Moderator

    quote:
    Brazil were completely underperforming.


    They were out of sorts after the goal



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  95. smy New Member

    sad to say....brazil got to wait for another 4 more yrs to strike again..
  96. ramkumar.mu New Member

    Seems Germany is clearly ahead of others. Advance wiswes to Germany [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Ram<br /><br />"It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."
  97. dineshasanka Moderator

    My heart is with Italy but brain is with Germany

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  98. ranjitjain New Member

    Well i feel Germany have liftedd their game so well because before the world cup they were not favourates and now they are.
    They are really strong in self belief now.

    But the same is across France.
    They have lifted themselves too much.
    After their two round matches they were struggling to find place in top 16.
  99. dineshasanka Moderator

    yes, Germany may not have been in final 32 if they are not the Hosts. however, they are on rising. Germany did same in 2002. They palyed well when matters

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  100. dineshasanka Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by dineshasanka</i><br /><br />My heart is with Italy but brain is with Germany<br /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Heart won [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />----------------------------------------<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/>http://dineshasanka.blogspot.com/</a><br />
  101. ramkumar.mu New Member

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Ram<br /><br />"It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."
  102. FrankKalis Moderator

    Well, it's over now. And all in all it was a good event. Especially I "liked" this blackout of Zidane in the finale. I really cannot understand how someone could behave that unprofessionally!!! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a>
  103. dineshasanka Moderator

    It was totaly unexpected from experience guy. Sport is all about handling the pressure. In addition, I was supprised to see ZZ was awarded as the best player of tournment.

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