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May 22, 2012, 07:20:02 AM
Reply #150


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ILB wasn't a neutral.  ;)

Good point.

Watching football from a neutral's point of view is a bit like watching porn from a neutral's point of view.

To me, any game of football can be a great game of football if you know what to watch. It's like food: yes, you might have a favourite food but any type of food can be good if cooked well. And if it's cooked badly, it will be rotten, no matter what it was supposed to be.

ILB's perspective is that he loves cake. Therefore he wants cake. All the time. Nothing but cake. Even when normal people are throwing up frothy heaps of whipped cream, ILB still wants cake. He loves cake. Cake is the best. Cake is what food really is about.

Do you think he likes cake?

Tbh, if we're involved and it's crap, I'm immensely frustrated. I do, however, watch 4 - 5 matches a week on average, and even in the "bad" games, I find something to enjoy.

I just enjoy watching football.

I'm at the point where I only enjoy watching us play now. I don't get a buzz watching other teams much because I generally don't care who wins. I used to watch a lot when I was younger though.
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May 22, 2012, 12:29:27 PM
Reply #151


Ain't so young :-)

Just don't have any kids, so more free time!
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May 22, 2012, 03:44:59 PM
Reply #152


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When I said younger, I meant 25 and below.
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May 22, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
Reply #153


Those halcyon days :-)
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May 22, 2012, 07:30:40 PM
Reply #154


Farming Karma like the Dalai Llama

May 23, 2012, 08:54:59 PM
Reply #155


That is indeed funny.
Robben is (still) desolate, he has said he wants to go to an uninhabitated island...
But that's going to be diffcult with the impending Euro's.
He's expected to join the Dutch squad in Lausanne tomorrow.

Talk about bizarre, the next match Bayern play is a warm up match for the Dutch national team.
It'll take place in Munich, and is tomorrow.
Arjen Robben will be a substitute for the Dutch team.
The Allianz Arena will not be full, only more than 20.000 tickets have been sold.
No doubt it would have been sold out had Bayern won on sarurday.

To illustrate that the Germans are no longer superior with penalties.
The Dutch U17's won the Euro's last week (for the second time in a row), beating the Germans on penalties, after extra-time.

Not only did he miss the pen he missed a one-on-one with Casillas late in the World Cup final.

May 23, 2012, 11:05:56 PM
Reply #156

fast lane

Not only did he miss the pen he missed a one-on-one with Casillas late in the World Cup final.

That he did, otherwise we would have been World Champions.

His penalty miss for Bayern, was only his second, after missing in the German Cup Final against Borussia D.
Before that he had scored 13 times in row. I think most players would be pretty pleased with 13 out of 15.
Which isn't so bad, unless you're Franz Beckenbauer, who is back on his old ways...
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May 23, 2012, 11:54:58 PM
Reply #157

fast lane

Last night was the friendly Bayern Munich - Dutch national team.

Pretty bizarre just before the Euro's, when the German and Dutch national teams are drawn to play each other in the group's stages.
This was a compromise after the row over Arjen Robben's injury after the World Cup.
The Dutch FA didn't feel to be in the wrong, when Bayern's doctor claimed he had torn another muscle, when a scan showed he only had bruising.

The profit was all Bayern's (33.000 spectators), maybe too much of a compromise.
But this way the Germans would be kept quiet, as they just would not stop rowing.
That's the way they are.
We should know as they are our noisy neighbours.

More cake for ILB, as Bayern beat Holland 3-2.
The first half had a more traditional Dutch side, though shoe in's like Robin van Persie, John Heitinga and Mark van Bommel played no part at all in the match.
The Dutch scored two good goals with debutant Luciano Narsingh showing no fear and lobbing the keeper.
Dirk Kuyt passed a great through ball to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The German top scorer finally scored against the Munich side, cooly in the near narrow corner.
Half time, it was 2-2.

The second half, the Dutch substituted 8 players.
Some showing they were among the ones to make the final selection (from 27 to 23), others showing that they were clearly not.

With 15 minutes to go Arjen Robben was brought on, this was contractually obliged.
The Munich crowd showed their class, by booing their own player.
Not even those at analfield would stoop so low.
And why? Well apparantly he had missed a penalty..

The German side brought on Ribery and Gomez, and stepped up a gear against the second rate Dutch players on the pitch.
A Ribery-Gomez combination brought the winner after 87 minutes, with the latter scoring the winner.

We are back to poor friendlies and warm up's, though this match should not be taken too seriously.
Good news was that the 18 year old Adam Maher has chosen for the Dutch national team, above the Moroccan one.
He played pretty well in the second half, when he was brought on, nearly scoring once with a good shot, but also nearly giving a goal away too.
He may well get selected, as he has apparantly done well in training, showing no fear.

The Dutch national coach, Bert van Marwijk, did think it being disgraceful, the way the German fans treated their own player.
Wesley Sneijder even went as far as saying Robben should leave (even when he has signed a new contract..).

Saturday is the next warm up, against Bulgaria (if I remember correctly)

Last news is that Bayern have publicly apologized for their fans.
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May 24, 2012, 01:25:17 AM
Reply #158


Thanks for the info! It's good to know!

Not great behaviour from the Bayern fans. I'd be tempted to leave if I was Robben too.
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