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Woooo hooooo Socceroos!!!!

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by benwilson, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. benwilson New Member

    Ok, it has absolutely nothing to do with SQL Server, but in case you didnt know, Australia has qualified for the soccer world cup for the first time in my life!!! (31 years since they last qualified and this is only the 2nd time we have qualified i believe!)

    Go the Socceroos!!! Lets see what they can do in Germany next year!!!!

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  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Congratulations Ben, I was watching the match.


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  3. Adriaan New Member

    Hiddink did it again. Last time it he took South Korea to unknown heights, now it's Australia. And Hiddink is doing a terrific daytime job at PSV Eindhoven too (they half-beat AC Milan in the Champion's League).

    ... and then check who's coaching South Korea this time 'round - it's Dick Advocaat. The same person who dared to send in a substitute for Arjen Robben who was on a roll in a critical game during the European Championships (which luckily for Robben didn't stop his move to Chelsea). No, the Netherlands didn't end up as the European Champions in 2004.

    ... other than that, Trinidad & Tobago have also qualified under a Dutch coach, Leo Beenhakker - his surname translates as "leg chopper".

    ... and the fourth Dutch coach in the World Championships is one of the heroes of the 1988 European Championships, along with Bergkamp, Rijkaard and Gullit - Marco van Basten, who has been debuting a long list of new players in the Dutch national team - amongst whom PSV players were by-and-large conspicuous by their absence.
  4. satya Moderator

    .. good to hear that Ben, here WC 2006 is already catching up and most of my mates are off to Germany.. anyway good to see quality play after sometime.

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  5. benwilson New Member

    yep, Hiddink has done an amazing job...we have had some great players for several years now, but I think last night is the first time i have seen them play really well together as a team...The Dutch must breed good coaches!

    Adriaan, i have to ask- what do you mean by 'half-beat'??

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  6. Madhivanan Moderator

    Well. Let us see how it performs. But Still Cricket is more popular in Australia than other sports. What is the national game of Australia?

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  7. benwilson New Member

    hmmm...i dont know what our national game is!!! We are generally a sport loving country and will support anything we do well in! Different sports have different popularity in each states- New South Wales is a rugby league state, Victoria it is Australian Rules football, Queensland is probably Rugby Union...but then every state has cricket teams in the national comp, and there is a new soccer comp this year involving every state (and new zealand)...but like i said- anything Australia is playing is popular!<br /><br />The national sport is probably drinking <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /> and watching sport while drinking<br /><br />Ben<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  8. Madhivanan Moderator

    &gt;&gt;The national sport is probably drinking <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /> and watching sport while drinking<br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
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  10. Adriaan New Member

    Ben,<br /><br />The 'half-beat' was PSV holding AC Milan to a 0-0 draw in Milan. I 'half-forgot' that they actually beat AC Milan 1-0 in the return game. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]
  11. ranjitjain New Member

    Congrats Australia and Australian Team [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />It would be interesting to see The country which is Giant of CRICKET performing in Soccer.<br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]
  12. Adriaan New Member

    Hm, I believe the Ozzies were beaten the last time they came to Europe for cricket - England was all topsy-turvy over the Ashes series.
  13. ranjitjain New Member

    Yes Adriaan,
    English Team had punished them all over the park but still they TOP any corporate Ranking Systems.

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