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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby MoFattal » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:06 pm

ramsej84 wrote:I have an embarrassing question for everyone of you... in your respective countries do you often see some other countries' flags during World Cup or the cup of nations tournament?


In Lebanon, people lose identity and you see flags every single corner. Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina & Spain are the most popular (in that order). And the biggest rivalry (sometimes leading to fights :shock: ) is that of Brazil-Germany.

In Ghana, well it's only Ghana flags and people going mental on the streets for all the duration of Ghana's participation :D
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby bastos80 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:46 pm

In germany it's mostly german flags obviously but I see a lot of Bosnian flags.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCB general » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:40 pm

bastos80 wrote:In germany it's mostly german flags obviously but I see a lot of Bosnian flags.

Lot of Croatian flags in southern Germany - Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, München, Nürnberg, Augsburg... In all suburbs of the mentioned ie small towns, the Croatian community lives.

Baden-Württenberg and Bavaria are regions where most of Croats live and work in Germany.

Turkish flags are also something usual in Germany, of course... We are talking about most known "gastarbeiters" from Balkan(Croatia, BiH, Turkey, Albania). Greeks and Serbs are there, though.

But the only unique country on this world is Bosnia & Herzegovina! :mrgreen: You'll see flags of Croatia, Serbia, Brasil, Argentina, Paraguay, Vatican, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the black flag of islam...

3 nations(Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks) inside often provoke each other because of the latest war in the region where all three sides were included. Something more linked with nationalism of all three national corps. :D
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Re: General World Cup 2014 Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:57 am

have a look at this [source]

Today I saw a Portuguese flag hoisted on a balcony :lol:

err sorry I've posted this here it should be in the general chat thread
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby Element » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:12 am

Dgro wrote:The San Antonio Spurs are minutes away from winning the NBA championship. They have players from France, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and more. Very unique for an NBA team to have so many international players - I think it's cool.

Just curious, are names like Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili household names for you guys? They are quite famous for basketball players, I'm not sure how much that really means in certain parts of the world though

I uses to Watch NBA but now i only follow results because of the time difference

I am a LA Lakers fan but also very happy that San Antonio won it
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Re: General World Cup 2014 Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:13 am

ramsej84 wrote:
have a look at this [source]

Today I saw a Portuguese flag hoisted on a balcony :lol:

err sorry I've posted this here it should be in the general chat thread

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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby YlonenXabi » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Element wrote:
Dgro wrote:The San Antonio Spurs are minutes away from winning the NBA championship. They have players from France, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and more. Very unique for an NBA team to have so many international players - I think it's cool.

Just curious, are names like Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili household names for you guys? They are quite famous for basketball players, I'm not sure how much that really means in certain parts of the world though

I uses to Watch NBA but now i only follow results because of the time difference

I am a LA Lakers fan but also very happy that San Antonio won it



I don't usually like Spurs, but I hate the HEAT so it's good that they won it.

My fav team is Dallas Mavericks because of Dirk Nowitzki 8)
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby MoFattal » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:13 pm

YlonenXabi wrote:My fav team is Dallas Mavericks because of Dirk Nowitzki


Haha exactly the same.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby Ruht » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Chicago Bulls!
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby Dgro » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:33 pm

Dirk is a truly fantastic player. Or was, he's a bit old now, but still. Legend

I am a Bulls fan as well, but there hasn't been much to get excited about these past 2 years :\
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby Ruht » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:27 am

Dgro wrote:Dirk is a truly fantastic player. Or was, he's a bit old now, but still. Legend

I am a Bulls fan as well, but there hasn't been much to get excited about these past 2 years :\

Sadly. I was really excited when DR came back, but that ended abruptly. For now I'm just hoping he can get back as soon as possible and have an injury-free season. When fit, he is one of the best players in the NBA.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby DerKaiser » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:29 am

Element wrote:
Dgro wrote:The San Antonio Spurs are minutes away from winning the NBA championship. They have players from France, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and more. Very unique for an NBA team to have so many international players - I think it's cool.

Just curious, are names like Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili household names for you guys? They are quite famous for basketball players, I'm not sure how much that really means in certain parts of the world though

I uses to Watch NBA but now i only follow results because of the time difference

I am a LA Lakers fan but also very happy that San Antonio won it



I used to watch NBA until they allowed quicker, stronger and hiher jumping athletes an extra step. They all travel nowadays ....if this keeps up there will be no need for dribbling. Not only are players taking 2 steps but at times 3 steps
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:01 am

a Maltese with an english surname who is a die-hard english fan [source]


My colleague (Italian supporter) just told me that in 1966 Spain were eliminated in the WC group stage, atletico won la liga and RM won the UCL! But I told him but England aren't going to win the WC 8)

Germany were in that final... :?

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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:23 am

ramsej84 wrote:
a Maltese with an english surname who is a die-hard english fan [source]


My colleague (Italian supporter) just told me that in 1966 Spain were eliminated in the WC group stage, atletico won la liga and RM won the UCL! But I told him but England aren't going to win the WC 8)

Germany were in that final... :?

http://292fc373eb1b8428f75b-7f75e5eb51943043279413a54aaa858a.r38.cf3.rackcdn.com/64e9081607d015a52a13585a7b4aa4ef1168442711-1402918684-539ed71c-620x348.jpg

Come on, your answer should have been this: "They have goalline technology this time." :P
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby Rauntšik » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:34 pm

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