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Thread poster: Mihailolja

Mihailolja
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:29
Ukrainian to English
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Jun 15, 2008

Marvellous, great game.

I wish you all the best.

Great spirit!

Mihailo


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:29
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English to Turkish
Thank you! Jun 15, 2008

Just back home from the city as a contributor to our local noise pollution

It was a good game really. I've already forgiven our guys for their lousy performance against Portugal. Way to go!


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Cagdas Karatas  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 18:29
English to Turkish
On the borders of death! Jun 15, 2008

I still can't believe how we did it. I'm sure nobody can. C(z)ech(s) wear helmets but we believe and play! Go Turkey! Go!

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ATIL KAYHAN
Turkey
Local time: 18:29
Member (2007)
Turkish to English
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No wonder he is called the Emperor! Jun 16, 2008

I simply cannot find the words myself to describe how they did it. Therefore, I would just like to add two quotations that might fit the situation.

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
Walter Bagehot (1826 – 1877)

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:29
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Last minute flight ;-) Jun 16, 2008

We do it best when we do it at the last minute (I know from my translation experience)

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Özgür Salman  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 18:29
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Nice guys Jun 16, 2008

Özden Arıkan wrote:

We do it best when we do it at the last minute (I know from my translation experience)


Nice guys finish last!


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Binnur Tuncel van Pomeren  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:29
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We are happy to beat a strong team Jun 17, 2008

I believe the Czechs were very good (especially their goalkeeper) and this is why I consider this game well-won. If our rival was not so strong, I don't think we would be half talking so excited. Go ahead Turkey, get the cup!


[Edited at 2008-06-17 06:09]


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