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Libero_Lang_Lab  Identity Verified
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Dec 16, 2002

As we seem to be straying wantonly from translation and interpreting (fine by me), allow me to indulge one of my other obsessions by sharing the following site with you - you\'ll need to be interested in football (soccer) and know a little about the game in England to appreciate the offbeat humour - it is possibly one of the wierdest and funniest football-related sites I have seen (I have no idea whether this guy kokwee is for real, but he\'s very drole).



www.kokwee.net



Also, while I am at it, a plug for one (in fact, two) of my own articles:



http://www.football365.co.uk/You_Say_We_say/Football365_Opinion/story_50104.shtml



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Have a look here... Dec 17, 2002

http://www.11freunde.de/aufstellung.html



for the German counterpart - web presence of the German monthly \"magazine for football culture\", as they call themselves, catering for the entertaining and humorous side of the ball game (unfortunately German only).



Steffen


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MJ Barber  Identity Verified
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health warning Jan 28, 2003

Dan, that kokwee site should be issued with a warning - I nearly ruptured my guts laughing. From the name (can\'t be serious - can it), to the \'melon of dreams\' and meatloaf being described as a \'handsome man\' ... not to mention the fact that this guy offers \'graphic workings and design at good prices\', it is hilarious.



I have sent it to everybody I know and a few people I don\'t know.



If you are interested in Spanish football, Sid Lowe does a very good column in the Guardian on Tuesdays.



http://football.guardian.co.uk/continental/story/0,8018,883425,00.html


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kokwee Jan 28, 2003

whether he realises it or not, the man is a genius.



i always follow sid lowe (i write football pieces for the guardian myself from time to time so am a regular reader).



harry pearson is always worth a second look too.


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spanish football Jan 28, 2003

if you\'re interested in spanish football (as you clearly are) and would like another english expat\'s perspective, i would very strongly recommend Morbo, by Phil Ball. Contact the publishers, WSC (editorial@wsc.co.uk) if you want a copy. You\'ll find details/reviews on various corners of the web.



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MJ Barber  Identity Verified
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thanks for the recommendation ... Jan 30, 2003

thanks for the \'Morbo\' recommendation, Dan. I have seen it about, but I will pay a little closer attention to it, maybe read a few chapters the next time I am in FNAC (cheapskate here).



I was hoping Real Madrid might require my services when they signed Macca but, unfortunately ...


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David Mellor Mar 1, 2003

For those who love English football and can\'t stand Mellor...



http://www.football365.com/You_Say_We_say/Football365_Opinion/story_58958.shtml


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Brazil Nuts and fishy balls Mar 8, 2003

http://www.football365.com/All_News/Breaking_News/story_59747.shtml

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Dan....Thou shalt not take the Nut's name in vain Mar 10, 2003


This is taken from a UK import/export order, circa the mid-sixties:



\"In the Nuts (Unground) (Other than Groundnuts) Order, the expression nuts shall have reference to such nuts, other than groundnuts, as would, but for this Amending Order, not qualify as nuts (Unground) (Other than Groundnuts) by reason of their being nuts (Unground).

(Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, 3 April 1966).



YOU HAVE BEEN WARMED (sic).


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Are you Frank Leboeuf in disguise? Mar 26, 2003

http://www.football365.com/Home/search.shtml/REDIR?61676

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