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: World Cup. Hee hee.
: Thread Zero 11 June, 2002, 06:23:09 PM
France - au revoir!

scojo with huge grin
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: paulvonscott 11 June, 2002, 06:27:46 PM
They out are they?
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: Fifty 11 June, 2002, 06:28:07 PM
France - bog off frogs!!

Fifty with huge grin
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: Mk13 11 June, 2002, 06:39:21 PM
Not only out, but AFAIK bottom of the group without winning a single game
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: Stu 11 June, 2002, 06:40:15 PM
Or scoring a single goal.
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: Thread Zero 11 June, 2002, 06:41:59 PM
Pvs,

They sure are. World champions no more.

Lost to Denmark.

Denmark 2 France 0.

France lost two matches, drew one. So they are out out out!

Funny thing is a lot of the so called 'experts' considered them the favourite to win the tournament.

Silly moos.

scojo
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: paulvonscott 11 June, 2002, 06:43:22 PM
Hey, don't rub it in for Christophe, he's probably feeling bad enough!
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: Tex Hex 11 June, 2002, 06:49:11 PM
Quel Domage!
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: Buddy 11 June, 2002, 06:52:36 PM
Ireland all the way!!!!
1-0 with 20 mins played

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: christophe 11 June, 2002, 07:11:54 PM
Dear Paul,

thank you for your consideration. I was desolate after the match but then I come here to see "bog off frogs" and I was disappointed more. I wish England and Ireland good luck in the tournament and I do not understand the dislike for France - it is not reciprocated.

May be I will leave the board if this is the most big feeling here.

C.
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: Wood 11 June, 2002, 07:22:39 PM
Hey, I'm a bit disappointed to see the champions knocked out. This is no place for 'bog off frogs' type comments.

Christophe, mate. Stick around.

Remember guys, France gave us Moebius... And Asterix. :)

I went out with a French woman once. She was my housemate's French lecturer (which was fun) and she was a babe. But that was a long time ago. And this has nothing to do with the thread.
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: Wake 11 June, 2002, 07:23:19 PM
Personally, I'm a Francophile. I've studied in Poitiers (for a year), speak French (acceptably)and usually go to Var for my summer holidays (ever since I was 4).

Then again, I'm not a great footie fan. The world cup is about the only time I even pay attention to what's going on.

Wake
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: Tex Hex 11 June, 2002, 07:31:29 PM
Anyhow, if you think that mocking of france was bad, wait till you see what Ive planned for englands demise!

Oh flower o' scotland...
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: Mk13 11 June, 2002, 07:33:41 PM
Nothing against France at all - Germany, on the other hand...
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: Fifty 11 June, 2002, 07:55:47 PM
Hey it's football!!

winding up other countries is what it is all about!

Anyway, the French who have played in England recently have not exactly given your country a great rep you know...

Le Beouf (sp?), Anelka, Petit, Vieira...

All moaning about how they are so great, never cheat, never foul, and then being twice as bad as the people they complain about...

Don't worry though Christophe, I don't post here very often, and even when I do I am very tolerant of France in non-footie threads.

In fact, this is the first footie thread I've seen here.
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: Buddy 11 June, 2002, 08:04:21 PM
2-0
Ireland all the wayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

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: christophe 11 June, 2002, 08:07:20 PM
Dear Fifty,

OK, no bad feeling, may be I was just in a bad mood after the match!

I think Arsenal made a good season, maybe Arsene Wenger will replace Roger Lemerre in future France matches.

Anyway, I don't normally follow football much except international. I prefer the comics!

To all the people who have teams still in the world cup, good luck! (Except Senegal and Denmark of course)

C.

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: JimBob 11 June, 2002, 08:13:10 PM
 Gracious of you Chtistophe, at least you won the 6 nations this year.
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: paulvonscott 11 June, 2002, 08:15:29 PM
Unfortunately the french people I meet always seem to be pleasant, friendly and charming, which makes being a francophobe difficult in practice :)

There is quite a tradition of knocking France in England, I'm not entirely sure if that really has anything to do with the actual French people, or France as a nation today.  More the murky and nebulous tentacles of history, which with Europe being the historically violent place it is, usually means that everyone has had a go at everyone else with stabbing distance at some point in the last thousand years.  

I always assumed that there was a similar sentiment in France about England and well, between an awful lot of countries.  More based on imaginery rivalry than any real emnity. I mean, most of our ancestors were wretched peasants (well mine were) who did whatever the current ruling elite of the land demanded (not like today of course).

It's a bit like Scotland and Ireland.  Most Englanders usually want them to do well (unless they've ever been stuck in an Irish bar during the Olympics), but it doesn't seem to work the other way round :)  For example the sudden love of Argentina that briefly overtook Scotland.  Ah well, all those replica shirts bought and where did it get you?  Still, let's just hope it somehow helped Argentinas economy a little.

To me it's always hard to see where the amusing rivalry starts and the bitter seething hatred that history and Mel Gibson movies provoke.  
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: Buddy 11 June, 2002, 08:21:27 PM
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: SovietSam 11 June, 2002, 10:15:13 PM
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