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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    because of the way the seedings work thats pretty much impossible atm
    True, although we did have Germany (best European performance in 2002 WC) & Greece (future European champions) in our 2002 qualifying group!

    Think I'm stretching the point a tad tho....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_Teh
    Nothing compares to the FIFA world cup.
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    I don't think there's any nation like us English for passionately following club sides though

    And there is no feeling like that one when Ned equalised against Leicester at Wembley, better than anything, ever, I know exactly what the Derby fans are saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    I don't think there's any nation like us English for passionately following club sides though

    And there is no feeling like that one when Ned equalised against Leicester at Wembley, better than anything, ever, I know exactly what the Derby fans are saying

    But I will go extremely mental should we be crowned champs!
    I cheered like a moron that day too.

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    The sheer gutted feeling of having a goal in the last minute disallowed and then losing out on penalties after said goal was disallowed in the League 2 play off final 2 seasons ago is far superior to any disappointment i've felt when England have lost except for possibly France 98 against Argentina.

    But the respective highs are different, when we got promoted it was with a sense of inevitibility having been in the top 3 for months, whereas when England do well in a competition it's within a matter of weeks so it's a more intense feeling.
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    Ashes for me, simply because I'd care more if we didn't win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    I don't think there's any nation like us English for passionately following club sides though
    I don't know, some South Americans can challange that claim of yours.

    I mean where else can you get buried in a coffin of your clubs colours, or go and spy on the players to see which nightspot they are visiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    because of the way the seedings work thats pretty much impossible atm
    Well I used them as an example, but going by what you said, how did France and Italy draw each other, as with Ukraine for the qualifyers for the next European Championships?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Well I used them as an example, but going by what you said, how did France and Italy draw each other, as with Ukraine for the qualifiers for the next European Championships?
    I don't know how they worked it, but, for the next Euros, there are no play-offs and the top 2 of each group qualify automatically, so there will, in theory, be two strong teams in each group. Ukraine were probably unseeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    I don't know, some South Americans can challange that claim of yours.

    I mean where else can you get buried in a coffin of your clubs colours, or go and spy on the players to see which nightspot they are visiting...
    Glasgow Rangers for a start.

    Penetrate beyond the bigotry and you find people who are incredibly fanatical about their club, and their former heroes (likewise the same fanaticism exists with Hoops fans I know - and they're just as bigoted).

    The other week, 10,000+ of them came down to Derby to see a friendly for Ted McMinn (the former Rangers and Derby God who lost a leg last year in a bizarre bacterial accident), swelling the gate to 33475 - amazingly, the record for any match at Pride Park.

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    Given that we are never going to win the World Cup, its a pretty moot point for Aussies. Therefore - The Ashes. I'd feel bad for Brazil and the others who live, breathe, love and die by their football - Australia has plenty of niche sports we dominate in and which make us feel happy, we're just really happy to be at the party in Germany I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Well I used them as an example, but going by what you said, how did France and Italy draw each other, as with Ukraine for the qualifyers for the next European Championships?
    Because of past qualifying seedings.

    One was in the top seeds, one in the second tier.
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