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sulynx
02-06-2010, 10:29 AM
the first match kicks off next friday... anyone bought a tv worth rm10k specially for world cup? :D or took leave for the entire world cup season? this time of the year is when grown men usually go gaga to enjoy their beloved sport. :p

decypher
02-06-2010, 01:41 PM
I noticed a coffeeshop at Court 3 changed their CRT to a wider flatscreen TV. World Cup is good for business I suppose.

StonTemplePilot
02-06-2010, 02:17 PM
I noticed a coffeeshop at Court 3 changed their CRT to a wider flatscreen TV. World Cup is good for business I suppose.

Not really...Buy one teh tarik and stay at the table the whole night... :D

decypher
02-06-2010, 04:56 PM
Well, I suppose most would just order a teh tarik, but I know some people who order a meal at kick-off and another at halftime. LOL.

currymee
02-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Trust me, the mamaks are not stupid bizmen ok - they know that when we, Malaysians, see another Msian tucking into mee goreng , roti canai, mee rebus etc ... like a hungry ghost .... sure order one !!!! :p :p :D :D :rolleyes: :rolleyes: And if they are smarter/cunning, take the long route and detour with the food when serving and let the aroma spreads all over the place .... :p :p

besitai2007
03-06-2010, 09:46 AM
Asia Cafe and will be packed with football fans. No seating room for other customers. Most of these will be students from the nearby colleges. They will buy a drink (some don't) and sit there the whole night just to watch the matches. Kena a few times when Manchester United was playing its crucial matches. Sheesh. I can imagine what is going to happen from next Friday. Me..I'd rather get a good night's sleep than stay up and watch those matches. I cannot bear to see grown men cry when they lose!

DarkNite
03-06-2010, 10:32 AM
Grown men? Nah, not for me. WC football is too defensive and the pace is too slow aka boring, not like EPL.
You notice the frenzy cos of the hype especially those selling the big screen stuff, telecasting it and those that are sponsoring it.

CS Chua
04-06-2010, 12:29 PM
Are the World Cup matches on any of our free TV or is it only available on ESPN Astro?

currymee
04-06-2010, 12:39 PM
Are the World Cup matches on any of our free TV or is it only available on ESPN Astro?

Yes, it is also available on free-to-air TV MINUS all the so-called "professional" footie pundits :p ... well, instead you get RTM and TV3 jokers :rolleyes: :rolleyes: .... BUT who cares, right ... it is the GAME not the cartoon characters before, at halftime and after the game !!! :D :D

Only disadvantage - no repeats like ESPN Astro .... so if you miss it , you MISSED it !! :p (hint: Youtube sure have one .... maybe delayed telecast :rolleyes: )

CS Chua
04-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Yes, it is also available on free-to-air TV MINUS all the so-called "professional" footie pundits :p ... well, instead you get RTM and TV3 jokers :rolleyes: :rolleyes: .... BUT who cares, right ... it is the GAME not the cartoon characters before, at halftime and after the game !!! :D :D

Only disadvantage - no repeats like ESPN Astro .... so if you miss it , you MISSED it !! :p (hint: Youtube sure have one .... maybe delayed telecast :rolleyes: )
Thanks. My heart is at peace now. :p

currymee
04-06-2010, 12:54 PM
Thanks. My heart is at peace now. :p

Glad to hear that :D ... I am actually planning to watch in FULL only 3 games - 2 semi-finals and final - the others, I will catch my "beauty" sleep and watch the highlights the next morning, or even better ONLINE at ESPN.COM .... :cool:

CS Chua
04-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Glad to hear that :D ... I am actually planning to watch in FULL only 3 games - 2 semi-finals and final - the others, I will catch my "beauty" sleep and watch the highlights the next morning, or even better ONLINE at ESPN.COM .... :cool:
You mean you will skip all the Brazilian matches? Adoi, I am only watching because of them. If they lose early on, I will only watch the final.

currymee
04-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Hahaha .... like one forumer said, World Cup are essentially boring - usually defensive in nature - so most games will probably end up 1-0 or 2-1 at best.

The fun and suspense come during semis and final - when you reach that stage, the players go hyper - the "so close yet so far" psyche kicks in very powerfully. Grown men cry if they miss penalties at that stage ... Q-finals is like neither here nor there - group stages, testing testing 1,2,3 for best team combo esp against weaker opponents ... but SEMIS and FINAL - damn serious .... :D

Naka
04-06-2010, 02:32 PM
Yah, looking forward to it.

CS Chua
04-06-2010, 04:01 PM
Hahaha .... like one forumer said, World Cup are essentially boring - usually defensive in nature - so most games will probably end up 1-0 or 2-1 at best.

The fun and suspense come during semis and final - when you reach that stage, the players go hyper - the "so close yet so far" psyche kicks in very powerfully. Grown men cry if they miss penalties at that stage ... Q-finals is like neither here nor there - group stages, testing testing 1,2,3 for best team combo esp against weaker opponents ... but SEMIS and FINAL - damn serious .... :D
Correct and also the play off for going into the next round. When there is a tie, there is no more defensive play. Tora, Tora, Tora!!

CS Chua
16-06-2010, 09:54 AM
Aiyah...TV1 does not show the World Cup lah. In fact, no free TV are showing it. :mad: Now, I have to visit some friends. Long time no see friends but got ESPN. :D

jan tomaswaki
16-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Aiyah...TV1 does not show the World Cup lah. In fact, no free TV are showing it. :mad: Now, I have to visit some friends. Long time no see friends but got ESPN. :D

The problem with these free stations is ...espcailly TV3/7/8/9 they talk about WC and never show any matches and sumore fedup is they show results with no goal scoring scene only the players face :mad:

Justme123
16-06-2010, 10:46 AM
Anyone finds the vevuzelas too noisy for the ears?
Me have sensitive ears, I have to reduce the volume of the TV.

CS Chua
16-06-2010, 11:59 AM
Anyone finds the vevuzelas too noisy for the ears?
Me have sensitive ears, I have to reduce the volume of the TV.
Is that what it is? I find it annoying. Extremely annoying. Give me the Mexican Wave anytime.

decypher
16-06-2010, 01:11 PM
weird enough, i can't hear the vuvuzelas on tv. maybe something's wrong with my ears.

Sentinel
16-06-2010, 02:05 PM
Reports say the buzz is louder than that of a chainsaw... :eek:

Imagine WC Final : S Korea vs Japan???? The joint-host of WC2002!

CS Chua
16-06-2010, 06:06 PM
weird enough, i can't hear the vuvuzelas on tv. maybe something's wrong with my ears.
Definitely something wrong or perhaps, time to get a new TV. :D

cpleong
21-06-2010, 01:52 PM
Anyone know where I can get a South Korean supporter jersey/flag?

Most of the places only sell the usual suspects, but South Korean artefacts are difficult to find.

Appreciate any tips.

Where I've looked so far :
- Little Korea (Ampang)
- Supermarts, Giant, Carrefour, Tesco
- Ampang Point
- SS 13 pasar malam clothes line.
- Al Ikhsan - RM200+ each (forget it).

thanking in advance.

jan tomaswaki
21-06-2010, 02:48 PM
Anyone know where I can get a South Korean supporter jersey/flag?

Most of the places only sell the usual suspects, but South Korean artefacts are difficult to find.

Appreciate any tips.

Where I've looked so far :
- Little Korea (Ampang)
- Supermarts, Giant, Carrefour, Tesco
- Ampang Point
- SS 13 pasar malam clothes line.
- Al Ikhsan - RM200+ each (forget it). .

Yes,indeed Al Ikhsan sells the only original jersey,surprisingly pasar malam don't stock these unpopular jerseys like NZ,Aus,SA,Ghana,Paraguay....Serbia.Last sat.thought of buying the Aussie jersey with No 4 (Cahill)RM358 :eek: but No 4 (sui) better forget it.