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Buffon - A bit of respect.

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Barba Roja, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. Barba Roja

    Barba Roja Plundering since 2005... Member

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    His last game and it must suck that Italy got bombed out but what a player he was - A good guy and from what I've heard a closet Red. At least that was always his favourite PL team :)
     
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    I used to like the guy but when he elected to wear a number 88 shirt that made it pretty clear that he's a bit of a cunt. No amount of talking could convince me that he was unaware of the Hitler connotations. Prick.
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Top man. I have a lot of respect for him.  A true leader, and conducted himself well in both triumph and defeat.
     
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    Best Believe It Quantum Leaper Member

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    My favourite Buffon moment:

     
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    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    I’d still have him over our keepers
     
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    tombrown Very Well-Known Member

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    Luis Garcia? Yeah, me too
     
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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    His happiness when Ireland beat Italy to go through to the next round in the last Euro championships made me think he had put a bet on it happening.
     
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    Barba Roja Plundering since 2005... Member

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    Really? I have no idea what you mean. Care to educate a brother? X
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    H is the eight letter of the alphabet, 88 stands for Hadolf Hitler.

    I thought everyone knew that.
     
  13. Barba Roja

    Barba Roja Plundering since 2005... Member

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    Haha - I nearly fell for that You silly greek/irish sausage! X
     
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    88 is established code for HH i.e. Heil Hitler. He came out claiming that 88 was chose because it represented 4 balls or something like that. He was clearly making an outrageous political statement and that has clouded my view of him ever since
     
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    Is the significance of the number 88 really that well known?
     
  16. My_Blood_Bleeds_Red

    My_Blood_Bleeds_Red Very Active Member

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    What happens if someone's born in 1988 then ? Ohh mar gerrddd


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    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    It probably is in Italy, they love a bit of fascism there. Especially Lazio
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    I never heard of this until I read the link Doc sent.
     
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    HC Very Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt attach too much weight to it, he would hardly be the first or the last Italian footballer in right wing tendancies , also didnt he change his shirt number as soon as complaints were made ?

    Im not sure how widely acknowleged the use of '88' even is outside of the inbred Neo's in America
     
  20. jon545660

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    In Italy I would have thought so, yes.  They seem to love their fascism the Italians.

    I was in Rome earlier this year and walking from our hotel to a local restaurant.  We had to wait ages to cross the road as a big march was taking place. Decorated floats, huge flags (with suspiciously Swastika-like symbols), police closing the roads etc. etc.  Mostly angry looking young white men, but a surprising number of locals came out to cheer them on.
     
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