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* “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”—Prime Minister Winston Churchill following the Battle of Britain, 1940

* “Never have I seen so many drink so much in such little time.”—Nuremberg barman Herrmann Murr following the invasion of his city by English soccer fans, 2006


Posted by Tim B. on 06/29/2006 at 01:45 AM
    1. Just as well for the Poms that Australians think soccer is a bit gay, and mostly ignore it – they’d get beaten yet again.

      Posted by Habib on 2006 06 29 at 02:44 AM • permalink


    1. “Never have I seen so many drink so much in such little time.”

      Them’s fighting words – Aussie honour at stake.

      Posted by spyder on 2006 06 29 at 03:29 AM • permalink


    1. 2# Liver at stake

      Posted by Howzat on 2006 06 29 at 03:39 AM • permalink


    1. I’d drink to stupefaction too if I was a supporter of the English soccer side.

      Posted by MarshallD on 2006 06 29 at 03:41 AM • permalink


    1. At last, something the English are good at.

      Posted by Nic on 2006 06 29 at 04:14 AM • permalink


    1. The Poms are week as piss
      The French are queer
      The Germans are wankers
      But they make good beer

      Dave Warner telling it like it is Convict Streak

      Posted by Hanyu on 2006 06 29 at 05:10 AM • permalink


    1. ummm … that would be “weak as piss”, and in Convict Streak…

      Must be all those Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs gigs I attended at Sunday arvo sessions at the Charles…

      Posted by Hanyu on 2006 06 29 at 05:13 AM • permalink


    1. we shall drink heavily on the beaches

      and on the autobahns

      and in the laundromats

      and in the loos
      we shall never stop drinking!

      Posted by jimmy quest on 2006 06 29 at 05:29 AM • permalink


    1. God help us all we’re a nation of haircuts
      How can you ever stand tall in a nation of haircuts
      We don’t make ships and we don’t make cars
      But we look real good hangin’ out in bars

      (Roger Taylor)

      Posted by Nic on 2006 06 29 at 07:16 AM • permalink


    1. Tim-

      Did you lift my post from here yesterday???

      Never mind, I guess it was a pretty obvious joke.

      Posted by WingDynasty on 2006 06 29 at 12:43 PM • permalink


    1. I predicted that about one goal per 30 minutes would be scored in the first round of 48 games.
      It turned out to be one in about 38 minutes, less than 2.4 per game.
      And quite a few of these were bogus ..Borrring…

      “Never in the field of human sport conflict has so much energy been expended for so few results.”

      Posted by Barrie on 2006 06 29 at 06:21 PM • permalink


    1. #11:

      I congratulate you on your daring prediction. Who could have ever seen this coming besides you, it being soccer and all?

      Posted by PW on 2006 06 29 at 07:06 PM • permalink


    1. After the USA were shown the door, I was cheering for the ‘Roos, Australia being my second favorite country.  But since they got screwed straight out of the tournament (New World Cup officials’ motto:  “We make NBA refs look competent!”) I’m reduced to supporting England, the blighted isles my ancestors couldn’t depart fast enough.  The only positive here is that every time England wins, another German city is laid waste.  England’s footballers may not be the best in the world, but her hooligans are second to none.

      Posted by WingDynasty on 2006 06 29 at 07:31 PM • permalink


    1. Here’s a kind of companion piece to this story:

      Record Levels of Alcohol Illness

      Admissions for alcoholic poisoning increased to 21,700 from 13,600 over the same 10-year period.

      You think?

      Posted by Keith on 2006 06 30 at 04:37 PM • permalink


    1. And Professor Gilmore is not surprised to be shocked:

      “Whilst today’s figures are shocking they are not really surprising.”

      Posted by Keith on 2006 06 30 at 04:40 PM • permalink


    1. Well the English will get theirs tonight- or maybe next week.
      But what an eye opener last night’s Germany v Argentina match was.
      It all started with a banner which was obviously meant for the drunken taunting Poms-
      “Say no to racism!” Surely it wasn’t meant for all those innocent looking well fed Nordics in the stand.

      Wow!!!!  FIFA have hit the political trail.
      Can we now expect more meaningful banners for the remaining games – like-
      “Say no to corrupt and dishonest refereeing.”
      “Say not to dishonest Latino play acting and feigning injury and penalties.”
      Too late now for Australia if a new found political zeal infects FIFA. We got the raw end of the deal all round.
      Italy will get theirs like Argentina got theirs – both teams of play actors and prima donnas.
      One will presume the Germans will do the Spags and their Pizza loving Referees in- even though one lone German striker did a good imitation of a play acted penalty himself- cynical bugger that he was.
      Might I say that the political banner waving by FIFA reminds me of a recent Uni graduation ceremony I went to.
      It was QUT held at Southbank.
      The Chancellor, a former Governor (can’t say Governess) of the State of Queensland prefaced her opening address by:
      “Let’s pay homage to the traditional owners of the land upon which this University now stands,”
      like a ritual matra of the Left, notwithstanding that no Jiggera Jiggera survive or have done so for decades.
      As a meaningless mantra repeated by all Left Leaning intellectuals and wackers, it would bear more credibility if there were actually some traditional occupants of the land during Palaeozoic or Archaeic history, rather than a more recent splat in epochal time.

      Said Governor then forgot completely what day of the week it was- gave an address on ethics and integrity- to a pack of graduating nurses and health students- to whom flagging commitment, pitiful remuneration and unrecognised goodwill would be more important issues than ethics and integrity- patently she was using the same speech she gave to graduating law students the week before, they who are just starting on their life of white collar crime. But I digress.

      Can we await with baited breath FIFA’s new found political zeal.
      Maybe a minute’s silence to commemorate Attila the Hun before the start of Germany’s next game- against the Spags- and let’s hope for a similar slaughter that Attila and his Horde inflicted on the northern Italian plains, to avenge the insult that was dealt Australia in the last few minutes of the game.

      Posted by MarshallD on 2006 07 01 at 01:12 AM • permalink


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