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Jaymz 2010-06-22 21:28

Re: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
 
The consequences of bad performance by football teams under maniacal dictatorships is not a joke. The Iraqi team during the 80's/90's was run by Saddam Hussein's son, Uday. Let's see how he dealt with bad performance shall we?

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He missed. Two days after the team returned to Baghdad, Zair was summoned to the headquarters of the country's Olympic committee, the lair of Uday Hussein, eldest son of Saddam and the leading personality in Iraqi sport.

He was blindfolded, and taken away to a prison camp for three weeks. He shrugged: "End of story."
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Uday - as chairman of the Iraqi Football Federation - included threats to cut off players' legs. Missing practice sessions, even to attend a sick child or funeral, meant prison. A loss brought flogging with electric cable, or a bath in raw sewage. And always at the back of the players' minds was the knowledge that Uday was watching.
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Star performers, such as captain Habib Jaffar, familiar to an entire generation of children from his picture on packets of chewing gum, were singled out for particular punishment. "I was punished more than anyone else," he said. His multiple incarcerations included the standard beatings with lengths of electric cable while performing press-ups, being made repeatedly to climb a 20-metre ladder and jump into a vat of raw sewage.
source : theage.com.au - The Age

Silly_Savage 2010-06-22 21:50

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Originally Posted by Scot (Post 1372595)

Thought I'd share this with you all as I found it freakin' hilarious.

Scot 2010-06-22 21:51

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Originally Posted by [R-DEV]Jaymz (Post 1372584)
The consequences of bad performance by football teams under maniacal dictatorships is not a joke. The Iraqi team during the 80's/90's was run by Saddam Hussein's son, Uday. Let's see how he dealt with bad performance shall we?







source : theage.com.au - The Age

Death by vuvuzela?


Michael_Denmark 2010-06-22 22:20

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Originally Posted by pfhatoa (Post 1372486)
I would be suprised if. While Nort Korea is maybe the worst and most repressive nation on the earth they are not super duper woooper evil. In the same way as they are fed with propaganda about the bad bad USA we are fed with propaganda about NK. We know to little to be sure they will all be killed (I doubt it though, they might be violent, power hungry and sad, but stupid, not really)

Its always good to be critical minded.

Have you seen the Red Chapel?



Anyway, a bit sad to see the host nation out of the tournament already.

Maybe that will mean less vuvuzela?

Regarding the french team, I think its sad that the entire case blew up as it did. The pressure must be gigantic on those players. I mean, have you tried to play with the pressure on you in the PR tourney...smallest tourney out there. Not like a world cup.

England Slovinia, in not that many hours from now,...interesting match it will be.

May the best team win.

Zimmer 2010-06-22 22:47

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Originally Posted by Michael_Denmark (Post 1372626)
Regarding the french team, I think its sad that the entire case blew up as it did. The pressure must be gigantic on those players. I mean, have you tried to play with the pressure on you in the PR tourney...smallest tourney out there. Not like a world cup.

England Slovinia, in not that many hours from now,...interesting match it will be.

May the best team win.

THough one of the players with the lowest earning on the French team that played gets more money every year then then most people in the PR forum will get in a lifetime. They are paid alot, alot more then many other athletes who trains more and is even more serious and into the sport then they are, the pressure of a penalty I can understand, but a whole match?

Its really no excuse for not atleast get to the knock out rounds when you are france or England. Especially when you are not in the death group, I mean Armenia, Honduras, mexico etc. should not be someone you loose or even tie with in the world cup when you have names like Rooney, Henry, Ribery, Gerrard and so on.

Viper5 2010-06-22 23:59

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All of Dave Hensons World Cup songs are brilliant.

Pantera 2010-06-23 09:13

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come on slovenia! You can do it! If algeria did it so can you!

Jaymz 2010-06-23 11:47

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2 hours until epic lulz part 3? :mrgreen:

sweedensniiperr 2010-06-23 11:55

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yes, and 6 hrs to part 4 :P

Michael_Denmark 2010-06-23 12:03

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Originally Posted by Pantera (Post 1372883)
come on slovenia! You can do it! If algeria did it so can you!

Will Slovenia play offensively or defensively in this match?

What system will the English team deploy?

We got some good football ahead.

**

On note, I havent seen any of the Brazil matches yet, any update on how the masters are doing this cup?


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