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Postby knapplc » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:14 pm

Man, these people and their soccer--- oops, I mean "football."

Such angst.

LONDON (Reuters) - England fans are being encouraged to learn the German versions of well known football chants before the World Cup.

In its package of travel tips for fans at the month-long tournament, the Foreign Office is to provide handy singalong translations on its website http://www.britishembassyworldcup.com.

"Those football fans who wish to learn the English songs in German to sing at the World Cup can do so and the Foreign Office will help them do that," a spokesman said.

"We are not sure when they will go up on the site and which chants will be chosen," he added.

The Sun, stepped eagerly into the breach with a two-page World Cup song sheet.

Inevitably that included a translation of "5-1 5-1" -- England's winning margin against Germany in a World Cup qualifying match in 2001.


Here are some quotes from the website in the article:

We were all convinced beforehand that we would win the match. And my team performed accordingly, at least for the first two and a half minutes.
Peter Neururer, manager of Hannover 96

At last England have appointed a manager who speaks English better than the players.
Brian Clough on the appointment of Sven Goran Eriksson as England manager.

The most educated person at Real Madrid is the woman who cleans the toilets.
Joan Gaspart, Barcelona vice-president, 1997

Then my eyesight started to go and I took up refereeing.
Neil Midgley, F.A. Cup Final referee. 1987

Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.
Gary Lineker, 1990

The goal was 70% mine and 40% Wilmots.
Ingo Anderbrügge, when playing for Schalke 04

Ernst Kuzorra on Johannes Rau's suggestion that football stadiums could be named after women:
What are we supposed to call them: Ernst-Kuzorra-his-wife's-stadium?

Jürgen Klinsmann and I make a good trio.
Fritz Walter jun., who then added: "I meant: quartet."


And, as promised, here is their collection of songs(song) translated into German. THIS is what you hear them singing when you watch Limey Soccer on TV at 4am:
We will put together a collection of English football songs, which will be regularly updated.

Wir stellen Ihnen hier traditionelle englische Fußball-Lieder vor, die wir regelmäßig erweitern werden.

You'll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm
hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.




Du wirst niemals allein gehen

Wenn du durch den Sturm gehst,
Geh' erhobenen Hauptes
Und habe keine Angst vor der Dunkelheit
Am Ende des Sturms gibt's wieder einen goldenen Himmel
Und das süße, silberhelle Lied einer Lerche.
Geh' weiter durch den Wind
Geh' weiter durch den Regen
Auch wenn sich Deine Träume in Luft auflösen
Geh' weiter, geh' weiter mit Hoffnung im Herzen
Und Du wirst niemals allein gehen
Du wirst niemals allein gehen
Geh' weiter, geh' weiter mit Hoffnung im Herzen
Und Du wirst niemals allein gehen
Du wirst niemals allein gehen.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:55 pm

I can't stand soccer. :-t
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Postby moonhead » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:58 pm

you'll never walk alone is an awesome song. it's at the end of Fearless off of Pink Floyd's Meddle album. I think that's Liverpool's song. I can dig it. ;-D
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:15 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:I can't stand soccer. :-t


agreed

i get so mad if it's on ESPN 2 and i want to watch the score ticker at my mother-in-laws becasue she doesnt have ESPN News
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Postby Tiki » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:43 pm

Love the world cup, and I catch a game or two on TV every once in awhile.


And Winning Eleven 8 is a bomb game!

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Postby VaderFin » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:59 am

Given the choice of watching So NoTORIous 24/7 for a week or watching one soccer match I would take Tori any day of the week. :-o
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Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:07 am

VaderFin wrote:Given the choice of watching So NoTORIous 24/7 for a week or watching one soccer match I would take Tori any day of the week. :-o


Eh. I don't know.


The one major saving grace of soccer is that there are no commercials.

I hate commercials. :-t
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Postby VaderFin » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:07 am

knapplc wrote:
VaderFin wrote:Given the choice of watching So NoTORIous 24/7 for a week or watching one soccer match I would take Tori any day of the week. :-o


Eh. I don't know.


The one major saving grace of soccer is that there are no commercials.

I hate commercials. :-t


Any sport that can, and does, end in a 0-0 tie is not worth my time.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:17 am

VaderFin wrote:
knapplc wrote:
VaderFin wrote:Given the choice of watching So NoTORIous 24/7 for a week or watching one soccer match I would take Tori any day of the week. :-o


Eh. I don't know.


The one major saving grace of soccer is that there are no commercials.

I hate commercials. :-t


Any sport that can, and does, end in a 0-0 tie is not worth my time.


football could...dont know if it ever has though :-b
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Postby Arlo » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:23 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
VaderFin wrote:Any sport that can, and does, end in a 0-0 tie is not worth my time.


football could...dont know if it ever has though :-b

Several times, actually. I believe the last time was Giants vs. Lions sometime in the 40s. (If that's incorrect, I'm sure somebody will correct me within minutes. ;-) )
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