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Skin Up
31-05-2002, 01:50 PM
GO SEN-EG-AL

Thought i'll start a thread about the opening game today.

What montrosity will the opening ceremony resemble?

Will the French strugle being Zidaneless?

First shock of the tormanent today?

What pub will you be watching it in?

GO SEN-EG-AL

Jimbo ?
31-05-2002, 01:53 PM
go the frogs!!!

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 01:55 PM
Knowing the Japs, it'll be something high tech, probably involving a lot of small people with cameras.

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 02:02 PM
I've just checked the Radio Times, ITV start coverage at 11am.

I wonder what Desmond Lynam's opening line will be?

Answers on a Postcard to:

Desmond Lynam goes "Hello there"
ITV
Mt Hiroshima
Japan
PO Box 11111

sydney eagle
31-05-2002, 02:04 PM
Ooooooh i'm starting to get excited now,I thought the world cup was never going to start.

come on Senegal:p

maybe the thief in the team Khalilou Fadiga can nick a goal or two:D ;)

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 02:10 PM
Two hours 23 minutes to go!!!

Boris the charltonhater
31-05-2002, 02:18 PM
France 2-1 Senegal

Trezeguet (2), Desailly O.G.
Attendence 45,000

:o

hong_kong_hg
31-05-2002, 02:20 PM
No no no, GO FRANCE! I've got a bet on them so they'd better win. :cool:

John Smith
31-05-2002, 02:21 PM
It could be quite a tight game. Senegal are good at defending and are likely to stick men behind the ball and hope to nick one at some point. Of course, an early goal for France would change all this.

Some intersting facts about Senegal courtesy of the beeb

Senegal are unbeaten in their last eight competitive matches

In competitive matches, Senegal have only conceded seven goals in 21 matches since the CAF African Cup of Nations 2000. No team has scored more than one goal against the Senegalese in these games.

Nigeria were the last team to score more than one goal against Senegal in a competitive match when they beat them 2-1 in the CAF African Cup of Nations 2000. The date was 7 February 2000.

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 02:27 PM
Early Predictions are,

When/If France score no-matter what the goal was like the commentators will make a sarky comment about "Naive African defending"

The 7 Senegal fans will outsing the couple of thousand French fans.

The phrase "the've made a lot of friends today" will be heard about Senegal as France go 3-0 up.

The opening ceremony will somehow involve Sumo Wrestlers, Orgami, Sony Walkmans and everyother racial sterotype that the Japanese can unintentionaly ridicule themselves with.

Andy Townsend will critisise players who have won more in a season than he has thoughout his career whilst keeping a straight face.

There will be one fit female French fan who the cameras will focus on at every oportunity.

Jim Cannons Moustache
31-05-2002, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Skin Up
Early Predictions are,

When/If France score no-matter what the goal was like the commentators will make a sarky comment about "Naive African defending"



Guarenteed, also a prize goes to to the first television pundit to "wonder if the African Nations have what it takes tactically":rolleyes:

Twyford Bee
31-05-2002, 02:38 PM
France will win 2-0 but it'll be 0-0 at half time.

sydney eagle
31-05-2002, 02:59 PM
Craig Foster was just on Aussie Tv saying Nigeria will go through at the expense of England:clown: :clown: :clown:

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 03:00 PM
It's about to start, I'm so excited!!!!

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by GUCCI Eagle
It's about to start, I'm so excited!!!!

What was Lynams opening line?

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 03:06 PM
I wish I wasn't at work:(

Only one hour twenty seven minutes to go :)

It wasn't me!
31-05-2002, 03:23 PM
I want France to win!

(nothing to do with the fact i have a soft spot for Henry)

johanncryuff
31-05-2002, 03:29 PM
1-1 draw. And the commentators have latched onto the fact the the African teams are no longer tactically naive. More of the Senegal team play in Le Championnat than the French team, they have an astute manager, and the passions to succeed over their former "occupiers" will carry them through to a creditable draw against a team without Zizou, and with a not fully fit Henry.

And Aliou Cisse will finally be recognised as one of the best defenders in the world - you heard it here first:p

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 03:39 PM
woohooo here we go!!! TV on in the office! bring it on!!!! :D

Tor
31-05-2002, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by sydney eagle
Craig Foster was just on Aussie Tv saying Nigeria will go through at the expense of England:clown: :clown: :clown:

Well, he's probably right, you know.
England = bigger names than qualities...;)

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 04:24 PM
FIVE MINUTES TO GOOOOO

Dave
31-05-2002, 04:31 PM
Come on France lets ******* have it

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 04:32 PM
Bloody crap being stuck in the office whilst footballs on.

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 04:33 PM
1-1 draw, first free-kick of the world cup against the frogs.
That Irish prat is on ESPN2 :veryangry

Gooders
31-05-2002, 04:33 PM
Telly is on in our office. :)

Mind you, soon to be ex-boss is taking me out to lunch so I still won't see the whole game.

:(

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by Skin Up
Bloody crap being stuck in the office whilst footballs on.
tell me about it.

And the trading floors have got tellies, paper-pushing monkeys get to sit on a different floor and do work.

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by King Tubby

tell me about it.

And the trading floors have got tellies, paper-pushing monkeys get to sit on a different floor and do work.

Same here, still 23 minutes till lunch break then I should be able to get down the Castle to watch half hour or so.

Dave
31-05-2002, 04:38 PM
Got 2 tv's on our floor and a giant screen :p

I have bet 50 France to win and 5 Trezeguet to score first

Dave
31-05-2002, 04:39 PM
Early French scare

Del Gland
31-05-2002, 04:47 PM
12:28 : Del gets Sukur for top goalscorer at 40/1...haha!!

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
and a giant screen :p




:grrr:

Gooders
31-05-2002, 04:50 PM
Senegal look pretty good!

g23
31-05-2002, 04:50 PM
Has anyone said 'there are no easy games in international competition these days' yet?

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 04:50 PM
14 mins. First "African stereotype story" - something about a Senegal player visiting his witch doctor. Give me strength.

Ruskin Old Boy
31-05-2002, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by BVB Bob
14 mins. First "African stereotype story" - something about a Senegal player visiting his witch doctor. Give me strength.

Le Pen is mighty than the sword?;)

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
Got 2 tv's on our floor and a giant screen :p



They've got a giant screen downstairs and I can't watch it:grrr: :grrr: :grrr:

Cleon
31-05-2002, 04:54 PM
There are no easy games in international competition these days.

Dave
31-05-2002, 04:55 PM
there are no easy games in international competition these days

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 04:55 PM
Thank god, I thought my lunch break would never arrive, i'm off to the pub now I may be sometime.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 04:56 PM
:eek: off da post

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 04:56 PM
22 mins- Henry & Trezeguet link up. Trez unlucky as hits post.

Dave
31-05-2002, 04:56 PM
My man goes close - hits post

Elephant with mouse gyp
31-05-2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
Got 2 tv's on our floor and a giant screen :p

I have bet 50 France to win and 5 Trezeguet to score first

Nearly came true just then. Bad luck.

Ruskin Old Boy
31-05-2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by King Tubby



paper-pushing monkeys get to sit on a different floor

:D ;)

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by BVB Bob
14 mins. First "African stereotype story" - something about a Senegal player visiting his witch doctor. Give me strength.

Well the player did use it as an excuse for being late back from the Africans nations Cup so me thinks you are just looking for something to get on your high horse about.

And that was a bloody good move by the French just now. Ball hit the woodwork.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
there are no easy games in international competition these days

Is there an echo in 'ere???

Gooders
31-05-2002, 05:00 PM
Is it true that all the Senegal players play in France...and only one of the French players?

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Gooders
Is it true that all the Senegal players play in France...and only one of the French players?

One just signed for the red side of Mersyside????

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 05:01 PM
Nah, my horse ain't high. Just p!sses me off they come out with such trite. They'd never mention that a European player visits a psychologist etc.. It may be just my bugbear but it gets on my nerves.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:02 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS GET IN THERE!!!!!!

Gooders
31-05-2002, 05:03 PM
1-0. Go Senegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave
31-05-2002, 05:03 PM
****

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 05:03 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL SE-NE-GAL!!!!!!!!!

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Is there an echo in 'ere???

No just the First "European stereotype" and SENEGAL have scored

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 05:04 PM
Now that's funny! Petit forces Barthez into a save & Diop pokes in the rebound.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:04 PM
Lets all have a boogie!!!!

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 05:05 PM
:D :D :D :D :D

Cleon
31-05-2002, 05:05 PM
he he:D

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:07 PM
And our Irishman comes out with his usual comment "Onion Bag", does this prat not realise that he is an onion bag :D :p

Latvian
31-05-2002, 05:08 PM
If Senegal AND Poland WIN there groups I get 12,000 squid

Reps AJ
31-05-2002, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Gooders
1-0. Go Senegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.........:D :D

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 05:08 PM
France as favourites ? My @rse !

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 05:11 PM
A bloke in the office here was on the phone to Paris as Senegal scored:D :D :D

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:13 PM
Looks like one of the linesman may have been at Selhurst and I see that the Frog are still trying to prove that Frigs can dive, as well as hop.

Latvian
31-05-2002, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Mat ov CPFC
France as favourites ? My @rse !

It tends to be teams who start ***** and have a crap build up to world cup who do well in it


but i aint the french so i hope ur right

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:15 PM
also remember France haven't had a competitive game for 2 years now.......

g23
31-05-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Gooders
Is it true that all the Senegal players play in France...and only one of the French players?

Ja. The 'one' is Monsieur Leboeuf of Olympique Marseille.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:21 PM
Half time...........:D

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
also remember France haven't had a competitive game for 2 years now.......

I bet they are hopping mad about as well :D

0-1 at HT ;)

sydney eagle
31-05-2002, 05:23 PM
was anyone else bored to death with that half of football?


By the way "Papa Bouba Diop " wins best name already:p

Come On Senegal:p :p :p

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 05:24 PM
PFIA, how early is it in your neck of the woods ? Bloody hell, puts my moaning about early kicks offs into some sort of perspective :)


And ITV sports coverage is bollox.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by Mat ov CPFC


And ITV sports coverage is bollox.

Whats with the 'squeezed up' screen?? or is that just the TV in our office???

sydney eagle
31-05-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by PalaceFan in Alabama
1-1 draw, first free-kick of the world cup against the frogs.
That Irish prat is on ESPN2 :veryangry Mr Tommy "onion bag" Smyth???

I have sympathy PFIA,the bloke is a c***:clown:

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 05:28 PM
Does Gascoigne actually have a brain in his head?

"Terenceguet"

"I've never heard of Senegal"

OOCO
31-05-2002, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE


Whats with the 'squeezed up' screen?? or is that just the TV in our office???

Nope. Fecking annoying though.

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Mat ov CPFC
PFIA, how early is it in your neck of the woods ? Bloody hell, puts my moaning about early kicks offs into some sort of perspective :)

Was up with me "Porridge" at 6.20am CST. :eek:

Some the game start at 1.30am, boy am I going to be fecked during the period :p

SKATE
31-05-2002, 05:31 PM
There was one Senegalese bloke in the pub just down from work - he was a very happy chappy. Hope to get back there for the end of the game.

west country boy
31-05-2002, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by GUCCI Eagle
Does Gascoigne actually have a brain in his head?

"Terenceguet"

"I've never heard of Senegal"

Is he drunk? (Gascoigne, not Gucci)

Dave
31-05-2002, 05:34 PM
France better win or I will only have 45 left out of my world cup betting budget :sob:

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by west country boy


Is he drunk? (Gascoigne, not Gucci)


I was thinking the same thing. ( Gucci is probably not even out of bed, let alone drinking )

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by sydney eagle
Mr Tommy "onion bag" Smyth???

I have sympathy PFIA,the bloke is a c***:clown:

Would not be so bad, but he says the same thing every fecking game :eek: He just informed America that Keane is the best player in the World. not one of the best! Sh!t he is not even the best player in the 'FL'.

Just for your information, he informed America that Senegal is in Africa, having just said that they did well in the Africa Nations Cup :clown:
I can understand the Yank saying it, because they do not know where half of their own country is :eek:

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
France better win or I will only have 45 left out of my world cup betting budget :sob:

David, me thinks this Referee is thinking the same, if they do not score off of one of the many free kicks he gives them I expect a penalty :o

Dave
31-05-2002, 05:47 PM
Jesus wept

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:53 PM
Come on Senegal, i wanna see another boogie...........

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 05:55 PM
Christophe Dugarry my arse.


Oooooh cross bar.

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:55 PM
Off the bar!!!! :eek:

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 05:55 PM
Blimey! That were close.

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 05:56 PM
And so was that...

Dave
31-05-2002, 05:57 PM
come on you *****

CK
31-05-2002, 05:57 PM
Er.... what was????

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 05:57 PM
Something tells me it aint your day Campbell ;)

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
Jesus wept

Thought he was an Italian supporter :D

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by CK
Er.... what was????

France hitting the bar too.............

Dave
31-05-2002, 05:59 PM
you *****

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 06:00 PM
Peeve.

CK
31-05-2002, 06:00 PM
Thanks lads...off to the pub to catch whats left.

Dave
31-05-2002, 06:01 PM
merde

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 06:02 PM
Roger LeMerde?

Del Gland
31-05-2002, 06:02 PM
This thread is almost as exciting as the bit in "The Railway Children" when the train is coming

whoo..whoo!!

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 06:02 PM
Correct goal scorrer and Senegal to win 1-0 was 80-1

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Correct goal scorrer and Senegal to win 1-0 was 80-1

I'll give you 1000-1 that no one put that bet on.

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 06:06 PM
They're going to eqaulise aren't they......

Ruskin Old Boy
31-05-2002, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Correct goal scorrer and Senegal to win 1-0 was 80-1

Colleague has 10 @ 8-1 on Senegal to win which ain't so bad....

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Ruskin Old Boy


Colleague has 10 @ 8-1 on Senegal to win which ain't so bad....

Oh well, at least Dave knows where his 45 has gone :)

Dave
31-05-2002, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Mat ov CPFC


Oh well, at least Dave knows where his 45 has gone :)

no 55 actually Mathew

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 06:21 PM
Good save Sylva!! C'mon...3 mins...

BVB Bob
31-05-2002, 06:24 PM
Now THAT is funny :D :D :D

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
you *****

Senegal 1 France 0, now who is the *****? :D :p

Reps AJ
31-05-2002, 06:25 PM
senegal :love:

LLCOOLSTEVE
31-05-2002, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by BVB Bob
They're going to eqaulise aren't they......

NO...........LOL :D :D

Calder2
31-05-2002, 06:28 PM
ahahahahaah :-D, safe, what a quality start

wedgetail
31-05-2002, 06:28 PM
France lose and the fit Barmaid in the pub had a tight T shirt, what a day!
And tomorrow I am going to France on holiday.

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 06:29 PM
Lets all laugh at France la la la la, Lets all laugh at France la la la la:D :D :D :D :D :D

GUCCI Eagle
31-05-2002, 06:29 PM
Well apart from France losing, that was extremely boring.

SKATE
31-05-2002, 06:30 PM
Great result. Great defending. France just couldnt raise their game up the gear they needed to. Nerve wracking last 5 mins though. Well done Senegal. Tough luck Dave - lets hope your next bet is a winning one!

sydney eagle
31-05-2002, 06:31 PM
What a nice start to the world cup:D

quite impressed with Sylva(sp?) the goalkeeper.:p

SKATE
31-05-2002, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by GUCCI Eagle
Well apart from France losing, that was extremely boring.

Well it beats working!! Found a nice little pub a couple of mins from my office - easy to pop in for half and hour or so :p :p

Del Gland
31-05-2002, 06:34 PM
In the words of the song

"Diop le bleu flop..he's my baby!"

:p

Mat ov CPFC
31-05-2002, 06:34 PM
Just think the Thai lot are now tucking dollar bills into G-strings and watching Ping Pong balls flying all over the place.

Lucky bastards :)

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 06:35 PM
France really need to win their remaining two games to avoid Argentina in the 2nd round.

Latvian
31-05-2002, 06:36 PM
my bets looking good now!

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 06:41 PM
Dave, I hope you have money on the 2 remaining French games:D :p

Please do not tell me that you have a bet on Ireland :eek:

I would expect you to be betting against England, so we should have a good chance :p :D

OK lets find out who Dave has a bet on and bet against him :D

Dave
31-05-2002, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by PalaceFan in Alabama
Dave, I hope you have money on the 2 remaining French games:D :p

Please do not tell me that you have a bet on Ireland :eek:

I would expect you to be betting against England, so we should have a good chance :p :D

OK lets find out who Dave has a bet on and bet against him :D


A nrew thread is called for . . .

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Mat ov CPFC
Just think the Thai lot are now tucking dollar bills into G-strings and watching Ping Pong balls flying all over the place.

Lucky bastards :)

My son left Wednesday, they are based in Koh Samui :cool: Must be nice :rolleyes:

King Tubby
31-05-2002, 06:45 PM
hahahahahahashhahahahahahahhahaa, saw the second half in the pub and hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaaaaa. Goalie controlled his box well.

Weren't exactly ambitous were they?? seemed to have four defensive midfielders, can't blame em mind.

France - hahahahahah, without Zidane, Dugarry seemed to be their inspiration hahahahahaaa. Fella with bleached hair who came on looked quite good though.

Cristophe Dugarry, the man, the legend.

John Smith
31-05-2002, 06:53 PM
Good news for England is that France are now unlikely to win their group (i expect them still to qualify). As a result a second place in our group would mean we do not have to play them. i would definitely rather play Senegal/Denmark or Uruguay

Skin Up
31-05-2002, 06:54 PM
When the geezer who got the winner goes back home to Senegal he is gonna be such a hero.

Imagine scoring the world cup winner for your country against a side that untill 1960 you were a colony of. He is going have the pick of any woman in Senegal, won't have to ever buy a drink in Senegal again. What a life innit.

AJ
31-05-2002, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by John Smith
Good news for England is that France are now unlikely to win their group (i expect them still to qualify). As a result a second place in our group would mean we do not have to play them. i would definitely rather play Senegal/Denmark or Uruguay

It shows that this World Cup is going to be tough. I am not so sure Senegal is a good pick for England(if we make the second round).

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 07:05 PM
What a shame that Senegal do not play Ireland, we could have a bet on who would be off-side the most :p :D

PalaceFan in Alabama
31-05-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by AJ
It shows that this World Cup is going to be tough. I am not so sure Senegal is a good pick for England(if we make the second round).

AJ, did you enjoy Smyth?

Very few of the teams out there can be considered weak. The outcome will be decided by the team with the best bench.
France proved today that a major part of their team is the wrong side of 30? I expect one of the Africian teams to be in the semi-finals, I will be surprised if England make it out of their group, any other group and they would be a good bet to make it to the quarter-finals.
I expect the Swedes will go after Beckham in the opening 15 mins.

I pick for the world cup is Italy :(

Boris the charltonhater
31-05-2002, 07:40 PM
Was impressed with the Senegalise right back with the bad hair. Cody? Coly? Something like that.

davematt
31-05-2002, 07:49 PM
Well that was a nice little suprise to kick start the competiton. I thought france were very poop for there standards and without zidane they had no shap or rythum. senegal were very good but france should still not be losing to a team of senegals standard. And with this result, the argies have now been made favourites by the bookies to win the competition.

Daniel_Nash
31-05-2002, 08:37 PM
It's made my day! I am so happy to see Senegal win, they are such nice people, so friendly despite the poverty and they deserve the success. Imagine the party!!!

Also, France needed a kick up the arse.

I will be off to the pub shortly to raise a jar to the Wor Senegalese :D wor!

Strathclyde Eagle
31-05-2002, 09:07 PM
Seems they're celebrating in style... :D


And, after the final whistle blew, delirious supporters poured out on to the streets shouting "we're going to eat chicken tonight" - a reference to the French side's cockerel emblem.

Twyford Bee
31-05-2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by John Smith
Good news for England is that France are now unlikely to win their group (i expect them still to qualify). As a result a second place in our group would mean we do not have to play them. i would definitely rather play Senegal/Denmark or Uruguay

They will still win the group IMHO, 6 points will be enough to finish top and I can't see lightning striking twice (I can rapidly see myself eating those words but there you go). A lot will depend on whether Uruguay vs Denmark is a draw or not, and whether Senegal have it in them to get any more points. Despite today's result I'd be happy to play Senegal in round 2.

T'would be horrible if we were to go into our game against Nigeria knowing that France came 2nd in their group, and we had got a result against the Argies, and we needed to finish 2nd to avoid the French! Germany threw a game in 1954 to avoid Brazil :)

Celestial Empire
31-05-2002, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by davematt
Well that was a nice little suprise to kick start the competiton. I thought france were very poop for there standards and without zidane they had no shap or rythum. senegal were very good but france should still not be losing to a team of senegals standard.

Not surprising when they play all four strikers at the same time :eek: Henry, Wiltord, DuGarry, Trezuguet(or whatever) and Cisse.

Goal was another clanger from the Manc Maestro.

I stick to my theory that loads are knackered and carrying injuries after a tough season in the Prem. Now they know why England always underperform !

pete eagle
01-06-2002, 02:09 AM
blatantly we'll end up top of our group, France will come second in their group but hit form after this kick up the arse and will proceed to whoop us on their way to the final where they will lose to Spain

Stellavista
01-06-2002, 02:55 AM
Well, the game I watched just seemed to show that it is very unlikely that any European team is going to win this World Cup.

The conditions are going to be the deciding factor here, an adavantage to some, a huge disadvantage to others.

hot, and humid, with relatively long grass, does not suit the northern hemisphere tactics and style.
The Senegal players, though under some pressure, looked reasonably
comfortable with the conditions. The French did not.

My money is still on Argentina or a lacklustre Brazilian side.

pete eagle
01-06-2002, 03:05 AM
Out of all the european sides, italy would be my tip to cope best with the conditions and win it because they have one of the best defences around and can counter attack at ease. Spain might also be worth an outside bet.

But any other european country - no chance - the French are far too vulnerable to pace at the back and can be kept at by with ease without Zidane and he might not be fully fit for a while after he recovers.

OOCO
01-06-2002, 03:09 AM
Totaly agree Pete. Good call with the Italians and the Spanish.

sydney eagle
01-06-2002, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by pete eagle
Spain might also be worth an outside bet.

:eek: Spain choke as bad as Scotland do even though they ALWAYS have p!ss easy groups.

Daniel_Nash
01-06-2002, 06:18 AM
If Wor Spain played wor Scotland (again noticed the small w)... then it would be a draw, with both teams losing it right at the end!

They'd choke so bad.. that they would.. err.. err... just choke i suppose.

Anyone tell i am totally off my face? no? neither could the copper :D or the kebaberie man! or the taxi driver :D

LLCOOLSTEVE
01-06-2002, 07:33 PM
African footballer of the year El Hadgi Diouf has signed for Liverpool, the English premier league club's website said on Saturday.

"We can confirm that El Hadji Diouf has now signed a five-year deal with Liverpool, which is wonderful news for everyone at the club," Ian Cotton, the club's spokesman said.

The 21-year-old Lens striker, who starred in Senegal's shock 1-0 victory over defending champions France on Friday in the World Cup's opening match, was his country's top scorer in the qualifying campaign.

A transfer fee was not disclosed although Lens coach Joel Muller had valued the striker at around 10 million pounds.

"I'm delighted to be joining Liverpool. Liverpool are a club that expects to be one of the best in Europe," Diouf was quoted as saying on Liverpool's website.

"I want to be one of the best players in the world and I'm sure that at Liverpool and with a great coach like Gerard Houllier I can do that."

Jimbo ?
01-06-2002, 08:47 PM
great performance by senagal but i would put money on them to lose both the other 2 games now!!