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Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

If you’re gonna quote Hans use the entire quote.

"I made a decision for Germany and it was the right one," he added. "Still, I have two hearts beating inside me."

Straight from the horse’s mouth

Podolski feels affinity toward Poland. He’s part of a generation whose parents were forced to leave their country due to lack of opportunity and oppression. Obviously, he had no choice in the matter.

And so what if he’s proud of his heritage despite playing for Germany? He’s where the money is and more power to him. It’s a free market after all.

It is, however, most amusing to see how some seek to play down the significance of the fact that he feels so strongly about the country of his birth.

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

“Reminds me a bit of the old Nicolaus Copernicus debate ...”

Thanks for the laugh. There is no debate on that matter.

Every single respectable and reputable academic source considers Copernicus 100% Polish – since he was born, raised, and educated in medieval Poland.

Like, for instance, every American school textbook.
Of course, Prussian expellees have all sorts of funny ideas…

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

Oh please don't start a copernicus debate on here - this is not wiki and we are all grown ups.

Suffice it to say that it has no similarities whatsoever with the Podolski situation. Anyone who is truly familiar with the debate will know that.

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

An easier game for Poland?




Croatia to rest stars against Poland

Klagenfurt, Austria (Sports Network) - Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has confirmed his intention to rest several key players who are threatened by suspension for its final group match against Poland on Monday.

Croatia have already booked its spot in the quarterfinals as Group B winners and Robert Kovac, Josip Simunic, Darijo Srna and Luka Modric, who all have one booking to their names, will play no part in the final game.

The likes of Niko Kranjcar, Ivica Olic and Niko Kovac could also be rested as Bilic looks to keep his players fresh for the knockout stages.

"Players with yellow cards will not play against Poland," Bilic confirmed.

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

They will be slaughtered tonight. I don't want to watch....

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

Croatia will play their second team so Poland have some chance. Croatia don't need to win or even draw the match.

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

Croatia 1 - Poland 0

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

They think it's all over! It is now


What a sense of relief to not have to watch such awful playing....except of course the goalkeeper, who is not only a wonderful saver, but very delectable!

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

Yes, the best looking Polish footballer. I read that his wife has just had a baby.

Re: Podolski saves German soccer team - again

Boruc, the "delectable" goalkeeper, indeed had a good, albeit short, tournament. I'm sure he earned several million Euros for himself; I wonder how many scouts/teams from around Europe are interested in him now.

Another Ania - you mentioned in the other thread that you hadn't seen a good team yet. You're not entertained by the Dutch? 8 goals in three matches... that's enough scoring to get even an American interested.