andz
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Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:56 am

Unbelievable it may seem but Greece are into the final of the Euro 2004 football championships, they scored at the end of the first period of extra time.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
Sabena332
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:59 am

Unbelievable!!! Now they have to play against Portugal in the final, funny is that both teams already played the first game, now they also have to play the last game of the Euro 2004.

Congratulations to the Greeks!

I am looking forward to Sunday!

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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:59 am

That was a very quick post.

Good on them. I had a feeling that the Czechs had peaked too soon.


 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:00 am

Superb! I was supporting Greece (after England were knocked out) as they have done brilliantly well - considering they weren't at first highly rated. I REALLY hope they win, but I bet Portugal will win.
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:03 am

Wow.

What more can one say.
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:03 am

Grrrrrrreat!!! I figure Athens is one big party at the moment!  Big thumbs up

I should really have put some money on them, since Portugal-Greece is the final I had dreamt of since the last group game.  Laugh out loud
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andz
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:03 am

I will be in Prague from Sunday so I was supporting the Czechs and looking forward to watching the final with them in their home country!! Ah well...such is life....
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
EGGD
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:04 am

Fantastic,

I was hoping they'd win today, before this match the only two teams they'd beaten were the only two teams England had lost to... Rather strange eh? Big grin. Greece looked very strong for a team who hadn't won in a major championship before this tournement.

Good Luck Greece for the final!
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:05 am

It was a pretty boring match (Sometimes I thought I was watching Germany vs. Italy  Big grin ) but with a spectacular end.
Congratulations to Greece, they are the winner of the Euro 2004, no matter how they will play in the final.
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:12 am

sweet jesus christ.. i dont believe this...

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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:13 am

I'm a bit disappointed for the Czechs, they have been far and away the best and most entertaining team to watch at these championships and my bet has also gone down the drain.

But you have to take your hats off to the Greek side. They've beaten the hosts and the holders. Every game they have fought hard and never give in despite being outplayed in some off them. It's by no means lucky that their in the final and I'll be cheering them on.

I'm off to get my free Kebab at the 'bab shop, unless of course it's run by Turks.  Big grin
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MD11Engineer
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:13 am

What an outcome! The two underdogs reaching the final! Big grin
Congratualtions, Greece and Portugal!

If Greece will win the championship on sunday I expect I won´t see my (Greek) station manager for one month (2 weeks partying, 2 weeks recovering  Big grin )

Jan
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iakobos
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:23 am

So, here we are.....
Another great performance, solid defence and holding on until the opportunity arises.

The Czechs played like they should have, trying to score in the first half, but they missed the opportunities and lost that class guy Nedved.
Once the pressure was over the Greek team had his chances.

What about King Otto as next trainer for the manschaft ? (Andreas ?)
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:25 am

Lakobos,

I don´t think he´ll come back to Germany. He was treated quite badly in the Bundesliga, so he might have some resentments.
I assume he´ll buy himself a nice house in Greece and he will retire there as a Greek national hero.

Jan
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iakobos
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:29 am

Jan,
Did not know this, but of course he can retire happily here, he has given the Greeks pride of a couple of weeks of joy, that's worth a golden retirement and a statue in every square in this country.

ps: it is iakobos with a "i" (no problem)
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:29 am

Holy shit...I'm half Portuguese and half Greek..I can't beleive this!!!!!!!!

Although I'm half half I'm supporting Greece in the finals.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Rgds  Big thumbs up and go ELATHA!!!!!!
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racko
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:30 am

Hellas!

2 Germans in the final :P
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:32 am

SA006, you Greek half has a weakness...it is ELLADA
 
Dirkou
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:33 am

>The two underdogs reaching the final!

In 4 presences in the Euro Cup Portugal was 2 times on the semi-finals and one on the quarters. This one already on the final. Portuguese Clubs have 4 Euro Champions Cup, 1 UEFA, 1 CWC and more than 15 presences in finals.
Figo was the best player of the year 2 or 3 years ago.

Is this a underdog?
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:39 am

The Greeks did everything right, but what was the Czech coach doing? No changes of players in the 2nd half nor the extra time, did he fall asleep?
Impressive run by the Czechs 4 wins and 1 draw during full time, but lost anyway...
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:40 am

2 Germans in the final :P

Well, if you count in the assistants of Mr Merk, it adds up to 4. That´s exactly 4 more than England can offer  Wink/being sarcastic

Is this a underdog?

Considering that France was the top favorite before the tournament and taking into account that Portugal lost the first match against Greece, Portugal certainly was an underdog until they beat Spain.
Of course they are the favorite now and I wish they will win on sunday.
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:46 am

No offense to the czechs - they were really fighting hard, if a bit nervously.

But I was absolutely rooting for the underdog again. They fought with all their hearts (that´s what was missing with our own team) and ultimately deserved to come this far up.

Congratulations, Hellas!!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:49 am

In 4 presences in the Euro Cup Portugal was 2 times on the semi-finals and one on the quarters. This one already on the final. Portuguese Clubs have 4 Euro Champions Cup, 1 UEFA, 1 CWC and more than 15 presences in finals.
Figo was the best player of the year 2 or 3 years ago.


An American who knows something about soccer? Respect!  Big thumbs up

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iakobos
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:56 am

Football Patrick, not soccer.
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:02 am

Iakobos,
Sorry for misspelling your name!

Jan
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:15 am

Most people in Portugal were supporting Greece.
While it was not an impressive game, again the Greek game was able to neutralize the Czech's game.

It is good to see a team like Greece in the final.

Euro 2004 will end, with the same match it started with.

If the result is going to be the same, let's wait till next Sunday.

Congratulations to the Greeks, which have already won the tournament loosing or wining next Sunday.

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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:41 am

Lakobos..I'm spelling it ELATHA for all these foreigners to understand that its a "th" sound  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .

Rgds
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:08 am

This Greek defence is so stubborn it's unbelievable, they tackle, pass and make life difficult for opponents as if their life depends on it. They can nick a goal at the other end aswell as they showed against France and now against the Czechs. It should be a intruiging final, but Portugal are in for a tough time.

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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:14 am

Sabena332: I'm actually portuguese living in the US...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:24 am

people on the streets in melbourne and sydney celebrating was phenomenal!

i'm 50% greek so i hope Ellada sticks it up the portugese!
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:05 am

Well done to Greece!!! I took my car to go to Athens from the suburbs right after the game and it took me two hours!!!! The roads were packed with cars and people were waving flags, cheering and using the car horns excessively. I didn't manage to find a parking spot anywhere near the city centre so I came back really tired. Can't wait till sunday!!!

GO HELLAS!!!!!
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:19 pm

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Czhechs really got what they deserved after sending Denmark out the way they did  Big grin

Signed

The Danish population and me  Laugh out loud

No seriously,
The game wasn't that good. But kudos to Greece for the absoultly brilliant achievement.
Good luck in the finals now  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:05 pm

They'll be so busy with the football, that no one will pay attention to finishing the buildings in time for the Olympics.

It is a nice time to be Greek, isn't it. It's too bad, England lose Rooney, they lose. The Czechs lose Nedved, they also lose...
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:06 pm

The Greek community here in Montreal was partying all afternoon...faving their flags as they drove along Montreal's main streets...and blocking off several streets in the heart of Greektown. I'm happy for the Greek Soccer...errr...Football team and I hope they win the Euro2004 Championship. I'll probably be at a Greek bar on Sunday watching the game!

Any way...World Cup 2006...Azzurri all the way!
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:01 pm

THANK YOU GREECE FOR THE BIGGEST LAUGH OF THIS WHOLE TOURNAMENT!!!!!!!!

Unbelievable..it took some time to realize that they scored, they really scored...but then, as it started to drift through...it was GREAT!!!!!

Right Otto, now go and push your boys to the title..did anybody say something about old-fashioned style of playing??? Outdated tactics????

Well eat your heart out Big grin Big grin Big grin
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:59 pm

Kudos to Greece and also the Czechs for their vastly entertaining football. Czech vs Holland has to be one of the finest internationals I've had the pleasure of watching....not to mention Greece vs France!

Can't wait for the next World Cup!
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:53 pm

Yeah!

That's the way to go!  Big thumbs up

-Joge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:54 pm

WELL DONE NEIGHBOUR !!!!

My favorite was Portugal until last night but I can't stop my Aegean side and I will support Greece on the final night.The group games for the next world cup will be one hell of a excitement.

Did you guys noticed how football made a giant leap on the two sides of the Aegean for the last years?
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:20 pm

THANK YOU GREECE FOR THE BIGGEST LAUGH OF THIS WHOLE TOURNAMENT!!!!!!!!

Nothing against Greece, but this award definitely goes to David Beckham  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:24 pm

No, he deserves the title "mega-idiot who's too stupid to score even one penalty"...that nobody can take away from him!
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm

Andreas, you are a little "heavy" on that poor guy...he has so many problems nowadays that I am considering coming close to pitty him. (humm)

Wing: thank you neighbour ! let's show the world (of football) how brave Eastern Mediterranean blood can fight (under the whistle of a non-partisan referee and on neutral ground that is).
You are right, in the last years the lights have gone down in places like Hungary, Romania, Poland, Austria, (I was going to type Germany and England but I refrained just in time...) and South East European fields are now under the spotlights.
I am afraid it will not last for long, Westerners are insisting heavily on us using standard accounting practices...

Lewis: too long in England pallikari ? you seem to have lost track of Greek customs. On a day (and night) like this, you park you car wherever you wish, with the only exception of the President's front side lawn. The only state service on duty is the fire brigade who maintains a strict minimum number of staff to cope with the consequences of wild fireworks when they get absolutely out of control.
 
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:11 pm

Buckfifty, I´m not too worried, almost all manual labor is done by non-Greeks, like Albanians, so they continue to work and the Greek can continue party...
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iakobos
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:24 pm

No, not to worry about the OG's progress.
Right that most manual workers are foreigners and are not allowed to stop working, but team leaders, supervisors, and engineers are (mostly) Greeks, so it is actually a stand still.

Since there are already working "3-shifts round the clock no break no pee", the responsible Ministers (they are all Greeks) have decided last night to compensate the delays due to the Euro 2004 by working 26 hours a day.
Foreign media are not allowed to comment on this smart move !
 
Banco
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:13 pm

Of course, this does mean that we'll see a new winner of the tournament, and that has to be healthy.

I also think that the Euros are harder to win than the world cup, because there's a much greater concentration of decent sides.

And finally, this also means that for the first time, a foreign (i.e. foreign to the team) manager will win either the European Championships or World Cup (well done Eriksson  Insane  Big grin ).

Something to look forward to!

However, my support will go with Portugal. Perfect hosts throughout - and since Figo is one of my all time favourite players, I'd love to see him lift the cup
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Andreas
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:41 pm

Well since we all admire your expertise in football, I guess it's safe to say that Greece will take it, no sweat Big grin Big grin Big grin
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Banco
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:59 pm

Well since we all admire your expertise in football, I guess it's safe to say that Greece will take it, no sweat

Git.


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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:59 pm

It's tough to know who to root for - Portugal for being the hosts, and doing such a good job (esp against England hehe), or Greece because they are hosting the Olympics and it would be a nice boost for them.
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:04 am

What was the score?

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Banco
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:21 am

She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
iakobos
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RE: Greece In Euro 2004 Final!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:24 am

At 80:1 (in the beginning) Greece was a very decent bet.
I guess the ratio has changed a lot and it will (or could) not raise a fortune at this final stage.
May we agree on 60-40 chances ? (fill in the country names as you wish)

Being a foreigner in Hellas territory I simply have no choice.(so far for the craddle of democracy)
I had an unfortunate reaction yesterday when Koller missed the target and I still dont know how I managed to stay alive, but the fact that I was in my own home, they were watching my own large screen and emptying my own wine helped.
So, my survival instinct tells me to be all the way with the descendants of Leonidas, Alexander and tutti quanti.

Thanks to Banco for his unvoluntary help.

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