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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Joga Bonito

Aus v Jap
What a great game with Australia vs Japan. Australia deserved the victory with much of the posession and the most enterprising play. I did a lap of my parent's lounge room after each of Australia's goals as if I'd scored the goal! I think I even beat Aloisi in pulling my shirt over my head!! After all of Japan's criticism of Australia and their dirty tactics, Japan were pretty dodgy. Cahill's first goal was 'right place right time' (which happens often for Cahill. His second goal was a cracker... and Aloisi's goal was an uber-finish to the match.

The Balls
Every world cup (at least since '94) the commentators keep saying how the new ball design will be a nightmare for keepers... I've heard it 3o4 4 times already... but I think they're overstating their point.

USA v CZE
I've just watched this game. It's been really good. Quite fast and some great goals from the Czechs. They just won 3-0. The Czechs will be strong contenders... you heard it here first!

Aus players
I've played in the same teams as the following Socceroos: Mile Sterjovski, Brett Emerton & Luke Wilkshire. I've played against the following Socceross: Jason Cullina. Played at the same tournament but not against each other: Vince Grella. Has seen me play: Mark Schwarzer. Have met: Zeljko Kalac.

Haircuts
The 2002 World Cup was known for all the crazy haircuts. That doesn't seem to be the case this year... althought Japan are still pulling out the fancy styles!

Sold out
Yesterday (Sunday arvo) I took photos of the t-shirts in a number of shots and then went and showed them to Row who was having lunch with a friend. I didn't have time to go and buy on Sunday so went to go and buy one on Monday. But... they were sold out of the t-shirt I was going to get!! Stax of t-shirts and supporters gear sold out in a short period of time. So I ended up getting a cheap looking Australia jersey from Lowes for only $9.95.

Websites
I remember that during the 98 world cup there was 1 really good world cup site... but for FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 there are many. Here's some: smh, fifa, sbs.

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  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:37:00 am  

    Name dropper!

    Yes, was an exciting win. I stayed up, despite every sick bone in my body telling me to go to bed! top

  • Blogger Adam says so:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:50:00 am  

    what a game! cool post dave, interesting commentary - i'm thinking our boys need some crazy hair action! top

  • Anonymous The Audio Brothers says so:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 10:38:00 pm  

    I like how the SBS commentator continued to slam the referee after every decision he made all because of japans controversial goal.Funny people those commentators.Although there were some dodgy decisions about offsides that were in actual fact onsides....

    Thems the breaks,we won anyway.

    Aussie , Aussie , Aussie top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:11:00 pm  

    andy - hope you're feeling okay!

    adam - i reckon we could maybe sculpt a nice gillespie style mullet on josh kennedy!

    tab - i reckon the ref did have a pretty first half... but thought it was good of him to apologise. top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:20:00 am  

    Thanks. Not feeling too bad. Have been on-and-off sick for nearly 3 weeks now and looking forward to it being over. But hasn't been so bad that I've needed days off work, though yesterday I came close! top

  • Anonymous steve says so:
    Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:57:00 pm  

    joga bonito...
    stuff history!
    how funnni is tha ad! top