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There seems to an unprecedented "silence" regarding the Aussies sporting excellence..following the events of Yesterday!!

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Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
What a wonderful performance from the boys.
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I was secretly rooting for the Aussies. Flaiming Pommes!
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Yeah, but the Kangaroos did keep the Rugby League Cup after winning all THREE Games!! and after all though not as popular, That really is The Man's Game.

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It was my birthday yesterday, and so foregoing my annual lie-in to watch England deservedly win was a marvellous present.

I know the pom-bashing build-up was a bit much (no worse, though, than the rubbish in some of OUR papers before important football matches against Germany), I applaud the Aussies for the gracious way they accepted defeat - the stadium remained full for the presentation of the trophy.

Yeah, it's tempting to gloat, but I guess now that we've actually won something, we should endeavour to be good winners. I'm sure it'll come with practice Smile.

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P.S. Why is it that our Association footballers can't kick with both feet?
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As you say Caleb..£100,000 a week and comments such as .." the ball came to him on his wrong foot" or "he is a left-sided player". Such ineptitude and they train every day.
Mind you Caleb..I'd settle now for any of our players (LUFC)to be able to kick with any foot!!

I think I'll have to admit "Vans yer Man"

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Yeah, its been quiet here in NZ for about a wee while now!

Sad to see the Cup leave the Southern Hemisphere! Hasnt happened for a while (Never I think would be more accurate!?)

Congratulations to the English, well played!
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Ok, I give up...Which teams in which league or tournament are you talking about?
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As an aussie who watched it live here in Taiwan, I must say it was a great game. It could have gone either way right to the end. I also thought the Aussies were gracious in defeat, which is a good thing. Jonny Wilkinson is a super player that's for sure.
I guess you have to give the Poms a bit of a hold at the trophies for a while or they'll be wingeing for ever! HA! Just kidding!
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Never mind, I found it...you can tell Rugby isn't one of the sports we play in Texas.
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The english was much better, frankly speaking. they could have finish off the aussies by 80 minutes, but they dig themselves a big hole to cover up by constantly making handling errors, n giving away stupid penalties. but I must said that d aussies really fought till d last moment, kudos 2 d aussies.

but I guess with someone like Jonny Wilkinson in yout team, you do really have 2 fancy your chance right?
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You may be right on a couple of points, but the bottome line is it's a team sport with 15 players each. It takes a team to win big games.
As for the English being able to finish them off in 80 minutes, well I think you don't have a good grasp of the game there my friend. You even mention the very reasons why they couldn't finish them off in 80 minutes. Anyway the English won in the end, but by a team effort.
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Nice to see the Australian press making up for last weeks comments.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_841056.html

An editorial addressed to England fans said: "Regarding your magnificent football team's 20-17 triumph in the Rugby World Cup final on November 22, on behalf of all Australians, we would like to admit the following:

"You were not too old (although we hoped you would be when the game went to extra-time). You were not too slow. You scored as many tries as we did. You kicked no more penalty goals than we did. You ran the ball as much as we did. You entertained as much as we did.

"You did it with one of your own as coach (even though he did spend some formative years playing at Manly). You are better singers than we are (and just quietly, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is growing on us, as is Jonny without an "h").

"You played with class, toughness and grace. You were bloody superior. You are, for the first time in 37 years, winners of a football World Cup. As a result, we believe Twickenham is a most fitting home for Bill (the cup), though we humbly remind you that, unlike the Ashes, you have to hand it over if you don't win next time.

"We will no longer characterise your fans as beer-swilling, pot-bellied louts or knife-wielding hooligans and try to remember the sporting and enthusiastic supporters who did so much to make the final memorable."

Sydney's Daily Telegraph, which printed a voodoo doll of Jonny Wilkinson and issued 'Stop Jonny' T-shirts, also apologised. An editorial said: "Jonny is unstoppable. To ignore his greatness would be unconscionable."
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On 2003-11-24 13:07, JoJo wrote:
You may be right on a couple of points, but the bottome line is it's a team sport with 15 players each. It takes a team to win big games.
As for the English being able to finish them off in 80 minutes, well I think you don't have a good grasp of the game there my friend. You even mention the very reasons why they couldn't finish them off in 80 minutes. Anyway the English won in the end, but by a team effort.
JoJo



in this case, my words n views are being twisted n slapped around, cos I said something that is open to attacks from front n back....hahaha..... each has its own views, it will be foolish for 2 grown men to argue over something which was history.

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I agree with you about the 2 grown men part. Mai yo wen ti! Swan Le! I live in Taiwan and speak Mandarin, do you? If so let me know.
Hsieh Hsieh,
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Hahaha.......yup.....i'm a chinese.......
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Hi there Magical,
Hey do you perform in Chinese or English? I perform mostly in Chinese (Mandarin) with only a little English. What kind of magic do you perform? I mainly do family style of platform magic. As a family we also do clowning, with juggling, and unicycle stuff.
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Did we win?

Just kidding! OK, it's all very nice and everything but it's not much of a world cup that has only eight teams who are any good and four of them are British!

Well done to the team, they have achieved all they could, but do we have to have it on every news bulletin almost a week after the match? And did ITV need to show the whole match three or four times as well as highlights shows?

Over reacting? It couldn't happen here!

Now, can we get back to the real games of soccer and cricket? England might not be the best in the world, but at least I know what's going on. Even the players don't seem to know the rules of rugby.

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On 2003-11-27 07:03, JoJo wrote:
Hi there Magical,
Hey do you perform in Chinese or English? I perform mostly in Chinese (Mandarin) with only a little English. What kind of magic do you perform? I mainly do family style of platform magic. As a family we also do clowning, with juggling, and unicycle stuff.
JoJo



haha...just a hobbist starting out...performing for frends n family only....it takes time but I'm sure I will make it one day...still have much 2 learn from u...

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Rugby Union... the only game where the crowd handle the ball more than the players!!.
How come, if the objective of the game is to score Tries, that most games at International level have nearly all the points scored by penalties..seems there must be some basic flaws in the rules.
why don't they:-
a) get rid of the two "flankers
b) do away with line outs
c) have a set number of tackles before giving the ball to the other side, or then kicking down field.

get my drift?

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