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DAY 9-The Danes and The Dutch

 

Enroute to beautiful Nelspruit to watch the Italians take on new Zealand
On Saturday afternoon Freds and myself who have been supporting the Azurri from 1990 and bought the TST 7 packages following Italy in South Africa 2010 we had to make the trip. Farieds family and myself. We were all dresed up in the blue and white of the Azurri as we headed to Nelspruit to watch Italy vs New Zealand on Sunday.The drive was as picturesque as any you could take. Nelspruit lies in the warm Mpumelanga province and is an hour away from the Kruger National Park nature and Wildlife Reserve. The entire area en route is full if Greenery,meandering rivers, mountain sides and game farms. We passed trough many of the landmarks and tourist attractions. For us this was about the footie and we wanted to make Nelspruit by Dark….so we had a cool drive.
As we stopped along the way we seen some Italian Fans at garages and stop overs. After the draw against Paraguay this was an important game.
We arrived at 7pm in Nelspruit. Seen the lights of the Mbombela stadium and had supper at Farieds Connections. Watching Italy and supper with the Kholvads went down well together. Then I went to two of my close buddies who reside in nelspruit now. Yaseen and Fayaaz Omar. The lads had a massive braai or barbeque prepared. We sat aroyund the fire talking about the past weeks World Cup Activities in respective areas and shared some great laughs and moments. Yaseens wife again was Kholvad so all the Standerton Kholvads and Italian fasn had made there way to him. I crashed in the lounge with litys and awoke to a nice fresh farm Breakfast and Kholved lunch later before we hit the game. More on that tomorow.
Meanwhile as Day 9 concluded the boys back in Gauteng had a busy evening as Ebie,Firaz,Moe and Faaiz went to Loftus to watch Cameroon vs Denmark. I was on the phone with the boys throughout and they were having a smashing time with the Danish Fans
Cameroon and Danish Fans having Fun before the game
The Atmosphere at Loftus
Danish Fans having Fun
Cameroon surprisingly lost the game 2-1 as the Danes threw the whole group wide open and broke African hearts. Everybody expected Cameroon to go through and as we watched from the Telly in Nelspruit Africa suffered yet another blow. As for the Danes its was a massive victory.

Pictures from game

Cameroon vs Denmark, Cameroon National Anthem, World Cup 2010.

Cameroon vs Denmark, Denmark National Anthem, World Cup 2010.

Cameroon vs Denmark, Danish Fans, World Cup 2010.

Meanwhile in Durbs our correspondent Zak Loonat a die hard Dutch supporter enjoyed his moment at the Moses Mabida stadium in Durban as the Dutch took on Japan. When I called him he said that the Durban Fan Mile in Orange was truely spectecular. Like how I waited for Italy he waited for the Dutch.

The boys get ready at the Fan Zone

The Durban Fan Mile was turning Orange

 

The Awesome Dutch Fans

 

The Japanese Fans Joined in
The spectecular Moses Mabida stadium saw a Dutch Victory over the Japanese

So with the Dutch wrapping up qualification Zak and the Durban contingent were thrilled. As for me It was a big day on Day 10 as the Azurri took on New Zealand

Zak had fun with the Dutch

DURBAN FAN MILE-ENROUTE TO MOSES MABIDA STADIUM

DUTCH NATIONAL ANTHEM

JAPANESE NATIONAL ANTHEM

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Comments (41)

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 7:24 am Reply

    Swoosh…hahahaha..u r hilarious dude…..nyc one

  • Punisher
    March 10, 2008 at 7:32 am Reply

    the theory of the klippa was in full force. Clearly the ref was paid by Pompey for the following reasons which defined the outcome of the game:
    1) Ronaldo was not given the penalty early on when he was clearly barged by Distin.
    2) Kuzschek was given a red card for a perceived foul when he was not the last man. See the replay and you will see Rooney on the line of the posts.
    3) Baros kicked Kuzschek in the head and was clearly not fouled yet the gave the penalty.
    This clearly proves that the allegations against Harry Rednapp around match fixing and transfer sagas is true and the theory of teh klippa prevailed once again.
    Good news of the weekend is that the Gooners lost 2 points which gives us a chance to go top of the pops.

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 7:35 am Reply

    Swoosh u should know better than to criticize because Barnsley put u guys in ur place and come 23 March, United will put u guys in ur coffin….

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 8:04 am Reply

    Punisher you sounding like wine…fermented sour grapes…

  • Ta^KiLLa
    March 10, 2008 at 8:21 am Reply

    Good Post…

    Punisher – Wara wara blah blah.. As heartsore as it was when barnsley beat us we got over it and accepted it without whining and complaining.. U okes played k@k and lost.. Kla..

    If ronaldo stops diving so much then maybe he wouldve got that penaly as i think it was a clear cut one.. He was reported to have said that his gonna change his style of play and stop dribbling cos the players and refs are victimising him.. Sounds like a sore loser to me..

    Rio looked like himself in the poles – CLUELESS..

    How could Chelski not play DROGBA ???

  • Mini
    March 10, 2008 at 8:36 am Reply

    BWAAAAAHAHHAHAH.

    SWOOOSH fantastic piece of work.

    Now we got punisher already on trying to defend,can’t wait to hear Seth,Azee,Go n all the rest of the MANCS excuses.

    Gona be a kuk FA cup though coz therez no one to watch.

    Gunners are kuk coz this is where you seperate the boys from the MEN.

    Takilla Everton are giving you guys a tough time

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 8:51 am Reply

    Congrats to all the Liverpool supporters for Portsmouth knocking Man Utd out of the FA cup.
    Well done Liverpool.
    Bunch of glory hunters.

    Herbly

  • Punisher
    March 10, 2008 at 9:01 am Reply

    Herbly – Like I always say, we are MAn U Supporters to the core, and not ALI’s as Swoosh likes to call us. Unlike ABU’s we worry about our own team.

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:18 am Reply

    looks like the FA are involved in this scam. We keep drawing prem opposition whilst FOOLS draw non league sides & BARNSLEY.

    KOP DROUGHT

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:23 am Reply

    united lost to premiership opposition, united had clear cut decisions that went against them & which impacted resulting in the loss.

    against barnsley, you guys had the ref on your side & still lost.wa ha ha, a side in a lower divison!!

    now, who’s more k@k ????

    why would ronaldo wana change his style of play, when his dribbling skills make him the best & most lethal player in the world ?

    rio would definately look clueless, cos he aint a goalkeeper.
    how many players u know had to get into the poles straight away to face a penalty ??? at least he dived the right way, but you choose to call him clueless.

    mini & takilla, it must be hard that you guys get lambasted week in & out cos your sides are k@k.

    “go”

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:28 am Reply

    you mancs deserve it! how many penalties have being given to you guys on the plate in the past?

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:33 am Reply

    United okes r truely special….
    United are trailing Liverpool as the most successful English team of all time.

    Which Liverpool supporter would wish United to catch them in titles and trophies….NONE…

    So once again well done to the POMPEY for knocking United out…

    I mean it`s a massive rivalry between two huge clubs…who clearly hate one another….United dont wanna see Liverpool winning titles…Do U?

    Now only if those Gunner lighties get there acts together….

  • SETH
    March 10, 2008 at 9:34 am Reply

    Enjoy the Pompey victory scum coz it’s the last time you’ll be enjoying anything.

    We didn’t get the decisions but we should’ve buried them, we had enough chances to win the game and should have done so with or without the penalty.

    But never fear the Irish Gunners are doing us proud so come May we’ll see who’s laughing!

    Oh Mini and i look forward to about 2050 when Leeds are back in the PL? It’s called the curse of Safraaz!

  • Ta^KiLLa
    March 10, 2008 at 9:36 am Reply

    go – Ronaldo said so himself (effen crybaby).. “GO” read for yourself @ http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11667_3262375,00.html

    Rio is clueless in defense as he was standing in the poles..Without Vidic he’s useless..

    U mock Mini..
    Lucas Radebe stood in poles after the Leeds keeper got sent off and pulled out some beaut saves few years back..

    When MUFC get lamblasted its cos u MANCS just whine about how u okes got cheated every time something goes wrong..

    Besides ur okes nr Midfielder CARRICK was on the pitch.. SO whats the excuse..

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:37 am Reply

    Punisher how can you be a real supporter of United to the core….if you dont mind other teams winning titles or trophies…Cmon get real…

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:43 am Reply

    The day Liverfools win a Premier League title & a World Club Championship you can talk about yourselves you FOOLS in the same breath as United: the KINGS of England.
    The most successful Premier the word is PREMIER league side ever!!

    LiverFOOLS paradise.

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 9:44 am Reply

    Mini…The weekend was quite garmee hey….Did u drink alot of H2O in the boksburg region?

  • Mini
    March 10, 2008 at 10:00 am Reply

    Killa don’t mock Ferdinand.He is from Leeds UTD.

    I recall a couple of seasons ago United bought him from us “MOST EXPENSIVE DEFENDER EVER” @ that stage.

    MANCS what your take on that?…Good to hear some opinions on that as well

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 10:26 am Reply

    Yeah mr MTN… “go” read that article.

    There isnt a decent enough word in Eglish to describe it, so lets opt for the South African word : WHAT A MOFFIE

    “After what happened to the Arsenal player (Eduardo da Silva), I am scared to do my skills”

    What a MOFFIE

    ABR

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 10:40 am Reply

    Anonymous what does H2O have to do with UTD being kuk?

  • Shakes
    March 10, 2008 at 11:07 am Reply

    Swoosh thats called the dreaded vote of confidence as the english call it. Almost everytime the chairman publicly assures his manager’s job is safe, after a few weeks the guys gets sacked. I’m hoping after the season Ancelotti is gone. Also I hope Mourinho is not his replacement.

    With Fiorentina losing the gap between us and 4th is 1 point. Hopefully we can close that and make Champs League next season.
    The Champs League without Milan is like the FA Cup with only 1 prem team in it.

    As for United I make no excuses, we had all the possesion, all the play but no goals to show for it. We should have killed the game off. It wasn’t meant to be and no excuses, we just need to get on with it against Derby and Bolton next. We’ve been given a life line in the league and we need to take it. Penalty / no penalty, Ronaldo’s wasn’t given, and Pompey’s was and thats football. You have to take the good with the bad.

    Shakes

  • Mini
    March 10, 2008 at 11:38 am Reply

    There we go, finally a MAN has spoken!

    Good on you Shakes,pity though your fellow friends had to com with kuk excuses

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 11:40 am Reply

    ABR, your comments dont count.
    MINI, united still have the best defensive record !!!

    “go” think about it

  • Mini
    March 10, 2008 at 11:58 am Reply

    Q: Did you hear that the British Post Office has just recalled their latest stamps?
    A: Well, they had photos of Manchester United players on them – folk couldn’t figure out which side to spit on.

    Q: What has Old Trafford on a Saturday afternoon at 4.45pm got in common with Wormwood Scrubs Prison?
    A: They are both full of cockneys trying to get out.

    Q: How many Man U fans does it take to pave up a driveway?
    A: Depends how thin you slice them.

    Q. What would you call a pregnant Man United fan?
    A: A dope carrier.

    Sir Alex is queuing in his local building society, when a gunman bursts in through the door demanding money. Ferguson attempts to tackle the raider, but gets knocked over…as he falls, his head smashes the counter and Sir Alex is out cold. The robber escapes and the cashier tries to revive Ferguson. After a few minutes he comes round and looks bewildered. His first words are “Where the hell am I?”. The Cashier replies: “don’t worry, its ok, you’re in the Nationwide.” Ferguson replies, “F**k me, is it May already?”

    “GO” buy a vodacom store

  • Punisher
    March 10, 2008 at 12:43 pm Reply

    anon are u smoking something strong. I said that we worry about our team winning and don’t care. if we don’t win we don’t go around saying we hope the gunner or chelski do it. what kak is that? support your own team or do you want to be a loser all your life?

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Punisher Punisher Poepall..
    U dont get it….U r thick mate….

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm Reply

    And punisher….I`d never be as big a loser as u…..neva eva brada

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm Reply

    anonymous, u are a loser for being anonymous.

    U ARE THE WEAKEST LINK , GOODBYE!!!!

    “go” DONT NEED A VODACOM STORE

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Rafael Benitez: “Our new Winger cost five million. I call him our wonder player”
    Sir Alex Ferguson: “Why’s that?”
    Rafael Benitez: “Everytime he plays I wonder why I bothered to buy him!”

    “go”

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Q: What do Pool Fans and sperm have in common?
    A: One in 2,000,000 has a chance of becoming a human being.

    “go”

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Q: What do you get if you cross a Monkey with a Liverpudlian?
    A: Nothing. The monkeys are far too clever to screw a Liverpudlian.

    “go” mini me

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 1:41 pm Reply

    hahahhaha…a anonymous loser….what f`in difference does that make….and to the oke copying jokes from the internet…u r so original dude…WOW

  • Punisher
    March 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm Reply

    anon – “thick” – I question your ability to read my comment. I care about the team that I support and when we lose I may say we played kak or we were robbed etc. I don’t think that you understand. Perhaps you need a little bit of clarity at your level of thickness. Give me a call and we can talk

  • Mini
    March 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Ok enough guys its almost Tuesday and its now Stale news…..

    Guys no gawaraing should be taken personally.LMAO

    GO-I do not support the Liverscum

    SWOOSH-Give me a shout coz I got a sponsor for the F1 dream team trophy

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm Reply

    punisher, anon is way too “THICK” to understand…..u know, all that pork eating !!!!

    “go” dont eat souver !!!

  • SETH
    March 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Mini

    I like how you enjoying the United loss. You didn’t mention a thing when Leeds got dumped out did you?

    Oh and please remind us which division the Yorkshire scum play in- is the Conference or Nationwide. Sorry they don’t publish those results in the paper so i’m not sure.

    The Curse of Safraaz is still Haunting you!

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Punisher..sure lets chat..whats u number?

    Anon with the bacon comments..u also anon so u must be just as thick….like 2 planks….

  • Mini
    March 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Seth put me intouch with Sarfaraaz coz I am curious to know exactly what this curse entailed.

    Yorkshire had plenty scum,Leeds definately not one of them.

    Seth if it is Leeds that you are implying are Yorkshire scum then that would make the legendary Eric Cantona,Rio Ferdinand,Alan Smith all scum!…..Don’t think you would agree with the exception of Smith.

    My personal opinion is that MUFC got far better players than LFC.I am a beeeeg fan of Ron the Don,but his diving pisses me off sometimes.

    This statement by NO means I am a fan!

  • SETH
    March 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Mini

    I’m disappointed that you as a Leeds man don’t know the story of Safraz. He was the Paki lad that your boys – Woodgate, Bowyer, Duberry and Smith bliksemed at a club. Your boys were in court for that 1.

    Leeds are most definitely Yorkshire scum but it doesn’t necessarily make all the players who played for them scum. They were scum while they were there but those that came to Old Trafford made ghusl and were cleansed.

    OOH AAH CANTONA!

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm Reply

    sorry HUH !!!

    “go”

  • Anonymous
    March 11, 2008 at 6:56 am Reply

    Hicks ends talks with Dubai group

    Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has ended negotiations with Dubai International Capital (DIC) over acquiring a 49% stake in the club.

    DIC had earlier announced it was in advanced talks to buy a stake in the Anfield side.

    But in a statement on the Liverpool website, Hicks said: “I have decided to terminate further discussions with DIC.

    “I and my colleagues will continue to explore a number of other options with regard to the ownership of the club.”

    Talks had been taking place between DIC and Hicks about how a joint relationship would work.

    George Gillett, Hicks’ co-owner, is understood to have agreed in principle to sell 49% of his 50% stake to DIC, and the other 1% to Hicks to give the Texan a controlling interest.

    DIC have accepted that Hicks, co-owner of Kop Football (Holdings) Limited, will not sell his share in Liverpool in the near future, but would insist on a clause giving them first refusal to buy his stake.

    Hicks added: “DIC made it clear that if they invested in the club, they would want it to be managed by committee.

    “It is clear to me that such a committee approach would not be in the best interest of Kop, of the club or of the club’s loyal and passionate supporters.”

    Hicks and fellow American Gillett took control in a deal worth £218.9m in February 2007. But their own relationship has broken down and the pair – Hicks in particular – have been the target for strong criticism from supporters.

    It is believed Gillett is willing to sell but the situation is further complicated by an agreement between him and Hicks that means one cannot sell his share without the agreement of the other.

    But BBC Radio 5 Live’s football correspondent Jonathan Legard understands that DIC will not be deterred from their interest in Liverpool.

    “DIC are not discouraged and the show will go on,” said Legard. “There are plenty more twists and turns to come.”

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