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Jun 16, 2010 - 1:24pm

Italy is the current world champion.
Spain is the current European champion.
Greece is the previous European champion (WTF?)
Even we drew against the US in the first match.

Your argument, Sir, FAILS.

Jun 16, 2010 - 1:32pm

The Germans are going nowhere. In the last Euro Cup Spain gave them what they deserved in their fucking face (in Germany), and someone else will put them in their place once again this time round.
Those square-faces lack football creativity, probably because they have used it all in disguising their real unemployment rate and stagnant economy.

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Jun 17, 2010 - 7:08am
dacasale:
The Germans are going nowhere. In the last Euro Cup Spain gave them what they deserved in their fucking face (in Germany), and someone else will put them in their place once again this time round.
Those square-faces lack football creativity, probably because they have used it all in disguising their real unemployment rate and stagnant economy.
Did your girlfriend cheat on you with a German guy or something? Get a life, this is just football.
Jun 17, 2010 - 7:18am
maxc:
dacasale:
The Germans are going nowhere. In the last Euro Cup Spain gave them what they deserved in their fucking face (in Germany), and someone else will put them in their place once again this time round.
Those square-faces lack football creativity, probably because they have used it all in disguising their real unemployment rate and stagnant economy.
Did your girlfriend cheat on you with a German guy or something? Get a life, this is just football.

Got nothing against Germany (in fact, I'd love to spend some time in Munich, it's one of the best cities around, period), but your last line is way off.

Football is never just football.

The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
Jun 16, 2010 - 1:31pm

I think some of the comments here missed the point....

Someone needs to explain the joke to them.... you know the fact that he was tying their initial world cup 2010 performance to the turn in their economic performance?....wow

Jun 16, 2010 - 1:44pm

If the Germans need to save the PIGS I think it's all over for the little happy farm.
It must suck to be a PIG, but it must be even worse to be German and work your ass off trying to help the other lazy bastards.

Jun 16, 2010 - 2:05pm

I wonder if Spain's spreads went up on anticipated depression from choking so hard.

Jack: They’re all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

Jun 16, 2010 - 3:04pm
GoodBread:
North Korea's unique regime makes their team pretty unpredictable.

I was half expecting Kim Jong Il to wso/">suit up.

Jack: They’re all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

May 9, 2018 - 6:50am

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The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
May 9, 2018 - 6:50am

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The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
Jun 16, 2010 - 3:14pm

Word on the street is that German players will now go to a central team, and will then be sent out to the Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and Greek teams on an as-needed basis.

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May 9, 2018 - 6:51am

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The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
May 9, 2018 - 6:50am

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The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
May 9, 2018 - 6:51am

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The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
Jun 16, 2010 - 4:42pm

staying in financial terms...I would short Greece, Italy and France and go long on Germany, Spain and of course The Netherlands! USA will also make it to the quarter finals
I think it's time for americans to start playing soccer instead of football;)

Jun 16, 2010 - 7:41pm

Watched the world cup for 5 minutes. Could understand why a swarm of bee's had attacked the tournament. Then I found out it was a stupid horn that makes people deaf.

Yup, last 5 minutes of that shit I watched.

Jun 16, 2010 - 10:10pm

@moneyneversleeps2: You do realize there you only get 3 games to prove yourself........ and a loss for Spain to Switzerland...or the inability to win against a rather weak team in general is a near death sentence in such a cut-and-dry group stage.

And are you taking the world cup-economic comparison literally?... a "bad example"?.. it's trading floor wit. Try and keep up

Jun 16, 2010 - 11:04pm
FXTrader:
From these responses, it's fairly easy to tell who the traders are... and who certainly aren't

LOL so true.

This video is completely unrelated but also hilarious.

Jack: They’re all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

Jun 17, 2010 - 12:06am
Revsly][quote=FXTrader:
From these responses, it's fairly easy to tell who the traders are... and who certainly aren't

LOL so true.

This video is completely unrelated but also hilarious.

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hahaha this is great... so was the other one with the italians
looking for that pick-me-up to power through an all-nighter?
Jun 16, 2010 - 10:22pm

Seriously lol, if an associate circulated that on the desk... is this really his response: "Nobody cares if you suck in the beginning as long as you don't suck when it matters. So what if the PIGS teams aren't doing well in the beginning. The only victory that counts is the victory on July 11th so comparing the world cup to a struggling economy is a bad example."

you really need to lighten up, acknowledge the allusion, laugh it off and move on... but from your sensitivity, you're probably Italian. Must be tough with such an aged team who makes up for it by doing the following:

hehe lighten up!

Jun 17, 2010 - 2:51am
J15:
Hey look!
North Korea had an inspiring performance, according the OP, their economy must be taking off?

Maybe its economic or military strength... in which case it could be literally taking off.

Jack: They’re all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

Jun 17, 2010 - 6:16am
Revsly:
J15:
Hey look!
North Korea had an inspiring performance, according the OP, their economy must be taking off?

Maybe its economic or military strength... in which case it could be literally taking off.

Or maybe we should consider who they were playing... not the first time Brazil has let them off easy this month

Jun 17, 2010 - 6:28am

Very good comments here.

Yeah, N. Korea has nuclear power. Brazil hasn't. And who knows what physical treatments await the N. Korean players if they loose? Motivation is everything.

Oh, and Vuvuzelas seriously could use a ban. It must be even more painful and unsettling for the players. I simply don't put my headphones on, and just watch the mute TVs on my floor.

Jun 17, 2010 - 10:36am

I'm actually rooting for Brasil although I'm not sure how far a Ronaldinho-less team will go. I was impressed with Ghana and Nigeria. Considering they don't have the same resources (equipment, staff, facilities) as say Germany or France, I think they are handling themselves pretty well against the big dogs.
LOL @ at the "real" traders comment. This is an anonymous blog. Anyone can use some fancy lingo they just looked up and be a trader.

Jun 17, 2010 - 12:47pm
moneyneversleeps2:
I'm actually rooting for Brasil although I'm not sure how far a Ronaldinho-less team will go. I was impressed with Ghana and Nigeria. Considering they don't have the same resources (equipment, staff, facilities) as say Germany or France, I think they are handling themselves pretty well against the big dogs.
LOL @ at the "real" traders comment. This is an anonymous blog. Anyone can use some fancy lingo they just looked up and be a trader.

Ronaldinho isn't what he used to be. He just led Serie A in assists, but his goal production is way down. He peaked in 06-07 w/ 25 goals for Barca, which is the total amount he has for Milan at this point (2 seasons). He's still pretty good, but definitely not needed (for Brazil), especially considering how injury-prone he is nowadays.

Jun 17, 2010 - 12:22pm

@moneyneversleeps2....In all seriousness, this forum is a lot less anonymous than you would think.
Sure it's anonymous if your only a high school or college kid, but look back at the posts from weeks and months gone by and you'll be able to tell pretty easily who's really where and some people have been more comfortable about revealing details.

You want me to prove it?

Some of the guys who've posted high quality posts in the trading forum, I know exactly where to find them:

For example (in 2 months)

If I want to find Revsly, I walk up to 11 madison avenue, go to the front desk and ask for Larry Pregiato-Director of FX Trading, and he'll point me in the direction of his new analyst from Georgetown.

If I want to find CreditDerivatives, I head across to 1585 Broadway, go to the front desk and ask for Steve Bayardelle-- Director of Equity Derivatives and he'll point me in the direction of his new analyst from Stanford.

So yes, I can't tell who you are if your currently a sophomore at XYZ university, but there are certain ways to find certain people if they've obtained full-time employment.

As for me, well take a look at my posts and you'll know where to find me. Come down to 60 wall street, ask for Brian McConville-FX Director (our actual head is in naturally in London), and ask for the former analyst/new associate from UChicago.

--FXTrader

Jun 18, 2010 - 11:00am
FXTrader:
@moneyneversleeps2....In all seriousness, this forum is a lot less anonymous than you would think.
Sure it's anonymous if your only a high school or college kid, but look back at the posts from weeks and months gone by and you'll be able to tell pretty easily who's really where and some people have been more comfortable about revealing details.

You want me to prove it?

Some of the guys who've posted high quality posts in the trading forum, I know exactly where to find them:

For example (in 2 months)

If I want to find Revsly, I walk up to 11 madison avenue, go to the front desk and ask for Larry Pregiato-Director of FX Trading, and he'll point me in the direction of his new analyst from Georgetown.

If I want to find CreditDerivatives, I head across to 1585 Broadway, go to the front desk and ask for Steve Bayardelle-- Director of Equity Derivatives and he'll point me in the direction of his new analyst from Stanford.

So yes, I can't tell who you are if your currently a sophomore at XYZ university, but there are certain ways to find certain people if they've obtained full-time employment.

As for me, well take a look at my posts and you'll know where to find me. Come down to 60 wall street, ask for Brian McConville-FX Director (our actual head is in naturally in London), and ask for the former analyst/new associate from UChicago.

--FXTrader

This might be a little much to post on the internet. Just saying. I don't want to tell you what to do but I'm sure anyone on LinkedIn or anyone working at one of these firms (I happen to work at one and discovered the identity of one of you in about 14 seconds) can easily find you guys.

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Jun 18, 2010 - 11:45am
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