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Re: World Cup

Post by Kevrenor » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:59 pm

Marhak wrote:Claire POLKINGHORNE? She HAS to be Cornish! And Penwith Cornish at that!

The surname, Kevrenor, is taken from a place name and there are two of them: Polkinghorne, Madron, and a farm of the same name in Gwinear. It translates as "pool belonging to a man called Kynhorn (a Brythonic personal name from cuno-isarnos, "iron hound"). The family would almost certainly have originated in one of those two places.
Yes indeed. Even our ABC commentators mentioned the name was Cornish, which can only mean the FFA media profile for her carried that information. We are a multicultural enlightened country unlike some others near you.

We used to have a lot more Cornish names in our teams, but the men now only have Holman.

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Re: World Cup

Post by Marhak » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:50 pm

Yes, Aussie seems far more culturally enlightened than the UK, especially when it comes to official treatment of the indigenous Celtic peoples. Free country? Ha!

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Re: World Cup

Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:11 am

Hmm, Brazil don't look like a World Cup winning side, and a more incisive attack line than N. Korea has can tear Brazil's defence to shreds. Portugal weren't impressive, either, although the Ivorians are no one's pushover, with Toure, Eboue, Drogba et al in their side. Not many really watchable games so far but, on the other hand, first games in the group stage tend to be cagey.

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Re: World Cup

Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:47 pm

Oops! So much for my tips. Spain LOST 1-0 to Switzerland. Now there's a shock.

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Re: World Cup

Post by Marhak » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:36 pm

I feel sorry for Cameroon. They played their hearts out tonight and were unlucky not to get a point, which would have kept them in the World Cup. Their effort, passion and talent for giving spectators a good game of football say that they deserve to be there. It took one hell of a late save from Thomas Sorensen to deny them that point.

The same cannot be said of the team last night with 3 lions on their shirts, who wouldn't have scored against a pub side, couldn't be bothered to go beyond half-pace, and couldn't do even the simplest things (apart from David James who played well). For highly paid players to perform like that for their country, - any country - is a disgrace. Not to mention their total disregard for those who had paid a fortune to be there to watch (apart from the two 'royal' parasites who were there at our expense). I also apply this to the French. They may not like their manager, but he is the manager, and they are there to do a job. Neither France nor England deserve to be there. They have ruined this World Cup by their attitude. None of those players should ever be allowed to wear their national shirt ever again. There are plenty of players dying to take their places and put in the effort that the prima-donnas won't do.

What a pity that we will only see Cameroon entertaining us one more game, and I thank them for letting us see them play. Let us hope we only see one more game from England and France then, with any luck, the pair of them can be sent home so that the world does not have to endure any more of their disgusting performances.

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Re: World Cup

Post by Marhak » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:12 am

Poor old North Korea. You do feel sorry for them. SEVEN-nil! And after they'd done so well to keep the score to 1-0 at half-time. Mind you, I don't think Portugal should have taken the piss. Ronaldo didn't really have to balance the ball on the back of his neck before putting it away for number 6.

FIFA are going to have to review 'political correctness' in awarding important games to third world referees who, quite honestly, shouldn't be in charge of a pub league game. The Chile-Switzerland game was ruined by the Saudi ref who was whistle, whistle, whistle from the kick-off and couldn't wait to get his cards out,which he did in the first minute of both halves. Eight yellows and one red. Ridiculous, although about 3 were deserved, as was the red. I think it was the players' frustration with his inept handling which led to the eventual bad temper. He simpy ruined a promising game.

By notable contrast, the Japanese ref in the Spain-Honduras match was superb. I can't say that he got every decision right, but his handling of the game was excellent. He refused to be conned by the actors, ignored them and got on with game, was calm throughout and, rather than wave cards about, he was having quick words in the ears of transgressors as the game progressed. This ref was determined to keep the game flowing as much as he could, and all credit to him for that.

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Re: World Cup

Post by Kevrenor » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:14 am

Marhak wrote:By notable contrast, the Japanese ref in the Spain-Honduras match was superb. I can't say that he got every decision right, but his handling of the game was excellent. He refused to be conned by the actors, ignored them and got on with game, was calm throughout and, rather than wave cards about, he was having quick words in the ears of transgressors as the game progressed. This ref was determined to keep the game flowing as much as he could, and all credit to him for that.
Japanese refs are usually the best in Asia. Urmatov from Uzebekistan has been good.

Ranking is something like: Japan, Singapore, Australia, Uzbekistan, South Korea mostly good; and then very variable after that.

West Asian refs are variable and as with all things FIFA the AFC is impacted by geo-political decisions when selecting refs for these tournaments.

To be fair to the refs, a lot has to do with the instructions they are getting to give a 'black-letter' interpretation of the laws, and their ability to apply commonsense is compromised.

Go Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and USA!

Likely winners? - anything can happen but between Argentina, Brasil, Germany, Spain, Chile and Portugal

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Re: World Cup

Post by Marhak » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:16 am

Then piss off back to your own sewer and leave our Celtic site alone!

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