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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 05:49:17 PM EST
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I did. Though I had to hear jokes all night from my German friends at the party afterwards 'es tut uns aber wirklich leid'. Oh well.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 10:11:42 PM EST
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Well, comparably mild in contrast to the big Oranje hymn of 2004...

(I remember when days after the exit for Germany, just after the QF  victory over Sweden, the ARD or ZDF reporter was smiling into the camera on a Portuguese beach, with two hundred Oranje fans singing Schade Deutschland behind her...)

Then again, advertisers seized the opportunity for a "reply" during the World Cup:

...but the original remains a permanent hit with Oranje; here during Croatia-Germany:

Overall, in my observation, it seems the big Dutch-German football rivalry is rather one-sided (something true for the English-German classic, too). Whom more German fans and footballers seem to have a complex against is Latino teams showcasing ball wizardy. The reason for frequent phrases like südländischer Verspieltheit, unnötige Tricks, Ballkunst als Selbstzweck...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jun 22nd, 2008 at 11:08:35 AM EST
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It is not entirely one-sided. Germans have a standard narrative about the Dutch as brilliant players who somehow can't play as a team. Which is only true 49% of the time (we don't always have that many brilliant players, and on rare occassions we do play as a team).

See also:

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2008 at 04:28:17 PM EST
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