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Italy v New Zealand

Discussion in 'World Cup 2010 South Africa' started by LDR, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. flutterbye

    flutterbye English Breakfast

    I can understand having to cheat against the top sides, but having to con the officials against tiny New Zealand is pathetic.
     
  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    Diving, cheating, injury feigning Italians. They should be ashamed.
     
  3. LDR

    LDR kiwitanga

    That's been one of the most entertaining first half in the whole world cup so far.
     
  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    Robbie Savage just said on 5Live that he now understands why he's hated, because he's irate at De Rossi for going down so easily and Savage admitted he's done it itself :D That doesn't really do it justice, hopefully it'll be recorded somewhere.
     
  5. agricola

    agricola atomic materialist

    Its only what the All Blacks do regularly in egg-chasing.
     
  6. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    They've obviously been taking lessons off this diving, cheating, ashamed Ita... oh wait.....
     
  7. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    Anybody who dives the way the Italians have been doing should be ashamed. All that rolling around screaming and slapping hands on the grass. Jesus.

    And against NEW ZEALAND as well!!! lol.
     
  8. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    Nicely avoided.... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Not often you hear AFC Wimbledon mentioned during a WC match commentary :D
     
  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    Erm. Right

    By saying anyone who cheats should be ashamed is somehow avoiding the point you were trying to make about Steven Gerrard diving. o...k then.
     
  11. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    New Zealand far too nervous in posession, which is understandable ofcourse.
     
  12. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    Clearly the Italians have nothing on the English captain.
     
  13. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    I'm pretty sure the Italian defender held the wrong side of his face :hmm:
     
  14. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial


    Maybe he's like Gerrard and has two faces.
     
  15. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    :D
     
  16. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here.

    I'm not defending anybody who cheats. I don't see what your rather odd references to Steven Gerrard have to do with this game. But carry on if it makes you feel better.
     
  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    That's rather nicely done :D

    While not defending Gerrard, it does feel there's an extra level of cynicism involved with the Italians, especially as they don't just fall over but act - and that's really acting - as if they've been shot in the face.

    Of course, I'm an England fan, so I'll freely admit my viewpoint could be coloured by that.
     
  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    New Zealand got in the World Cup?


    *hides scotland flag* for shame, for shame.
     
  19. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Yeh but in italy im sure they view diving/cheating as an 'art' as i've heard before...
     
  20. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    I'm simply pointing out that some of the rather theatrical dives by the Italians mean they might have been taking lessons from the equally theatrical England captain. Not really that difficult to fathom given that's what I said originally....
     
  21. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    they have an easier qualification group..
     
  22. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Ah, it all fits. Liverpool - European City of Culture.
    Gerrard to Inter?
     
  23. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Well they've certainly done themselves justice in SA :)
     
  24. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    :D
     
  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    In The Italian Job I'm pretty sure they talk about how in Italy deception is seen as part of the game and if you successfully 'cheat' you have simply done your job of trying to win for the team. It's not really seen as a matter of honour, they're much more pragmatic about it.
     
  26. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Yup.
     
  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    Fantastic save!
     
  28. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Dirty, cheating Italians.
     
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    Chris Coleman: "some of my best friends are Italian".

    Racist :(
     
  30. copliker

    copliker ...

    I've a horrible feeling Italy are going to do this all the way to the final.
     

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