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Episode 7 preview and clips

HBO has released some short clips from episode 7 of Game of Thrones, You Win or You Die, to go along with the previously released preview video.

And in an ironic twist, most people have already seen this episode and these clips are old news, but this is the first time I get to watch clips that are brand new to me, so I think it is pretty exciting! You can watch the preview below, the two clips after the break.

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  • No episode 7 spoilers in the comments! I already know more than I want to know about this episode, so please, no spoilers. Not even hints or vague references.

    (PS I can’t wait until next Sunday when the episode will be new for EVERYONE.)

  • Insanity! HBO doing this series is like a dream come true, twelve episodes would have been better but then again so would 20! lol, the idea of owning a blu-ray set to this is a very very nice thought

  • Can’t wait! I’m definitely buying the DVD set. Definitely think more than 10 episodes would’ve been epic. Hopefully they learn and make season 2 longer (at least 12 eps).

  • I really can’t believe that I have HBO Go and have not watched episode seven. I have patiently waited. I want to see it Sunday night with the rest of the world. (Well, most of the world.)

    I want to savor every episode. And since there are only a few left, I want to really make them last.

    Just to pat myself on the back, I have never watched any of these preview clips, or the “Next on Game of Thrones,” at the end of each episode.

    Whoopeeeee!!!

  • I tried several times to get hbogo to work and it wouldn’t so I am waiting for sunday now..

  • Anvil: Probably a month or two before season 2 airs.

    Mmm would be great present for X-mas though…

    Anyway guess this HBOGO thing was just a one time thing?? I though they would do it with more episodes…better this way :)

    PS: On a totally unrelated note, I am leaving for Wembley (London) in a few hours to see the Champions League final match between ManU and my beloved Barça, I’m sure 99% of u guys won’t understand how excited I am , but for the 1% that do, wish me luck! :-D

  • Pau Soriano,

    Fortunately, I do understand how you feel. More fortunately, I can happily wish you luck, as my team is Liverpool, and as such I hate Man U with the fiery passion of a thousand suns.

  • I am totally looking forward to seeing the design of longclaw

    will that be in this episode or the next?

  • Pau Soriano: Mmm would be great present for X-mas though…Anyway guess this HBOGO thing was just a one time thing?? I though they would do it with more episodes…better this way PS: On a totally unrelated note, I am leaving for Wembley (London) in a few hours to see the Champions League final match between ManU and my beloved Barça, I’m sure 99% of u guys won’t understand how excited I am , but for the 1% that do, wish me luck!

    This 1% is extremely envious, hope you have a blast, and go Barca!

  • I wish they would both loose.
    If only there was such a rule i think the football would be a much better game for it.

  • Pau Soriano,

    Barca is my team as well – though from across the Atlantic –

    Tot el camp
    és un clam
    som la gent blaugrana
    Tant se val d’on venim
    si del sud o del nord
    ara estem d’acord, ara estem d’acord,
    una bandera ens agermana.
    Blaugrana al vent
    un crit valent
    tenim un nom el sap tothom:
    Barça, Barça, Baaarça!

    Blaugrana al vent
    Un crit valent
    Tenim un nom
    El sap tothom
    Barca Barca Baaarca!

    Blaugrana to the wind
    A valiant cry
    We have a name
    The whole world knows
    Barca Barca Baaarca!

  • Don’t know if this is spoiler territory or not but that scene with Cersei and Ned was Lena Heady’s best work on this show to date. You can tell she’s a little rattled but not going to back down.

  • I didn’t watch Ep 7 yet, I waited because I watch with my sister (non-reader). I can’t wait!

    So here’s what she asked me this week after Ep 6, since Ned finally figured out that The children are NOT Roberts, and she figured this out a while ago:

    “I have to ask you one thing, I can’t wait for the answer. When does Robert find out that those children are not his?Will it be this next episode? ”

    and I said to her, “You will definitely get the answer to your question this week.”

    And she got all excited. she was literally jumping up and down down going “Yes! Yes!’

    She doesn’t know what happens to Robert on the hunt. She thinks as soon as he gets back, Ned goes right to him and tells him. :)

    so she get her question answered, just not the one she’s expecting.

    she’s going to hate me. :(

  • Man, it’s been a while since I read the books, but I don’t remember as much emphasis on the idea of Ned seizing power in Robert’s absence (let alone Littlefinger seemingly coaching him to do so) as was indicated in this clip. Could this be where the show starts to deviate from the story as we know it? I honestly wouldn’t mind if they throw some complications in there–I thought that, in the books, Littlefinger’s betrayal was waaaaaaaay too telegraphed, and Ned came off like a huge schmuck for just going ahead with his plan to accuse the queen without more people watching his back. (Note: HUGE SPOILER in that last redacted patch.) So having it revolve more around a more open conflict between the Starks and the Lannisters might make for a better story.

  • I had every intention of waiting, but my bf did not. : ) I decided that the best way to fill my extra week of no new episode will be to rewatch the episodes that have aired thus far. I’ve watched all of the episodes twice, if not three times, and each time it is easier to separate it from the book and see the series as it’s own entity. I hope you all find it as enjoyable as I did, and I can’t wait to read both reviews. : )

  • Prankster,

    In the book, both Renly and Littlefinger make offers just like in the preview here. It was all in one chapter in the book, so that may make it seem like less emphasis there.

  • I love how Ned and Littlefinger, two completely different characters, are working together on the same side. Sunday can’t come soon enough!

  • dizzy_34:
    Don’t know if this is spoiler territory or not but that scene with Cersei and Ned was Lena Heady’s best work on this show to date. You can tell she’s a little rattled but not going to back down.

    I would hope so, because so far I haven’t been too impressed by Heady’s seemingly tired and weak Cersei. A lot of it is her feeble voice, I think. Or is that how she’s in the books as well?

  • Retku,

    Well you can imagine her voice however you want when you’re reading it. I just thought she was really good in that scene which is a pivotal one for her character.

  • Retku: I would hope so, because so far I haven’t been too impressed by Heady’s seemingly tired and weak Cersei. A lot of it is her feeble voice, I think. Or is that how she’s in the books as well?

    I never pictured it that way either, but I notice she’s starting to ratchet it up a little bit, the scene at Ned’s bedside it seemed like the Cersei I’d imagined was starting to come out. I think progress toward a more actively fierce Cersei might be preferable to her being dialed up to 11 from the beginning.

  • Retku,

    I don’t know, she does indeed seem a bit “tired” which i would say i didn’t really imagine untill later on in like book 3 and 4. but i can imagine that with teh constant scheming and lieing and having the vigilance to keep that up on a constant basis will defintiely wear you down.

  • Winter Is Coming: (PS I can’t wait until next Sunday when the episode will be new for EVERYONE.)

    I’m with you there. Not a fan of this early release of episodes, here’s hoping they don’t do it again anytime soon.

  • Avalanche3319, yup. I know it’s the Friday before a holiday weekend in the States and that probably has something to do with how quiet this thread is. However I also can’t help but think another reason is that many of our readers have already seen this episode and so have no reason to comment on the clips.

  • Lex, yes it seems the Brotherhood without Previews has become a lot less demonstrative these days! More of a silent brotherhood than one actively seeking recruits. ;)

  • Winter Is Coming,

    Maybe we should just be the Silent Sisters without Previews.

    Wait…

    I… still get to write comments, though, don’t I?

    Edit: I’m starting my own splinter faction! I’m not actually a girl, but hey. I’m sure there are women in the Brotherhood.

    Down with the Brotherhood without Previews, and the People’s Front of Judea!

    Cheers to the Silent Sisters without Previews, and the Judean People’s Front!

  • I hope to the Gods that Barcelona beat the living daylights out of Man U. My Dad and brother both second that. *Dad muttering “the swiny snivelling little shits, the lot of them”*
    Speaking of ep 7, as usual can’t bloody wait.

  • Stay strong, my brothers and sisters of the Brotherhood Without Previews.

    And.. If George RR Martin can blog about his football, we should comment about our football – the beautiful game. I can’t wait to hear the Champions League anthem ring out over Wembley tomorrow night! Visca Barça!!

  • The worst thing is that there are some people who have already seen the preview for Ep 8!
    I’d just now sacrifice my Prada Bag to see it.

  • Bro:
    I hope to the Gods that Barcelona beat the living daylights out of Man U. My Dad and brother both second that. *Dad muttering “the swiny snivelling little shits, the lot of them”*
    Speaking of ep 7, as usual can’t bloody wait.

    Allow me to provide some counter-balance then… As a non-aligned soccer viewer, after the (*$&^$*( embarrassing diving display put on by ‘Barca’ against Real M, I hope sincerely that Man U wins. (and that’s saying a lot, normally I cannot stand either Real M or Man U) The diving little snots need to have their asses kicked. :)

    And while I have already seen episode 7, I’m looking forward to seeing it again!

  • Winter Is Coming: In the book, both Renly and Littlefinger make offers just like in the preview here. It was all in one chapter in the book, so that may make it seem like less emphasis there.

    That’s because several threads back we were told to shut up. So we did. Of course, I also began ignoring entirely the posts of those who were so rude about it.

  • Langkard,

    How very odd. That is not the post I quoted. Sorry, WiC.

    Winter Is Coming:
    Lex, yes it seems the Brotherhood without Previews has become a lot less demonstrative these days! More of a silent brotherhood than one actively seeking recruits.

    That is the intended quote to go with my previous post.

  • I chose not to see Ep. #7 on HBOGo. For one, it sometimes will have a bit of lag, and for another it is often blury (probably a resolution thingy on my laptop that I haven’t figured out yet), although sometimes it is clear as a bell. Anyhow, it is not quite the optimum viewing experience. I like it for rewatching an episode, for the informative side bars, but prefer watching a new episode on TV. So I still have that excitement building up every day until Sunday!!!

  • OhDanyBoy:
    Prankster,

    In the book, both Renly and Littlefinger make offers just like in the preview here.It was all in one chapter in the book, so that may make it seem like less emphasis there.

    That’s strange, clearly my memory isn’t that great. Anyway, I stand by my assertion that they could make some changes here to make the intrigue a little thicker.

  • I was so excited immediately after Ep 6 on Sunday night that I kept looking for a dl link for Ep 7 (no HBOGo, eff you Time Warner!) but since the site got so overloaded I couldn’t find a link til I got up Monday morning. I went it ahead and downloaded it Monday, but decided to wait for the HD version Sunday. Then Wednesday I went out drinkin with some friends and I was so pissed off about the OKC game that when I got home I gave in and watched. It was GLORIOUS but I still can’t wait to see it again in good quality.

    OhDanyBoy:
    Pau Soriano,

    Fortunately, I do understand how you feel.More fortunately, I can happily wish you luck, as my team is Liverpool, and as such I hate Man U with the fiery passion of a thousand suns.

    Ha, I feel exactly the same thing about the Univ. of texas, and right now especially, the Mavericks!

    Boomer Sooner!

  • Barça wears the Tully colors while Manchester wears Lannister red. And we all know how much we hate the Lannisters…

    FORÇA BARÇA

  • Prankster,

    Ned doesn’t accept Renly’s offer because Renly wants to be King, which is unlawful, so obviously Ned would reject it. He trusts LF because: 1) Cat told him to trust LF, 2) LF has been helpful to Ned so far, telling him about all of Robert’s bastards, Cersei’s/Varys’ spies, etc. The deception is certainly more obvious in the show, however, because we get the LF brothel scene at the beginning, which wasn’t in the book.

  • Winter Is Coming:
    Avalanche3319, yup. I know it’s the Friday before a holiday weekend in the States and that probably has something to do with how quiet this thread is. However I also can’t help but think another reason is that many of our readers have already seen this episode and so have no reason to comment on the clips.

    I think you’re right, Winter. About the holiday thing. A lot of people are probably headed out for Memorial Day weekend. Add to that a lot of people have probably already seen the episode. I noticed that when you put up the chat for epi 7 it had a couple-hundred comments. So it is old news for some.

    But not me!

    Long live the Brotherhood without Previews! Shhhhhh…..quiet down!

  • With regards to European soccer/football whatever… feeling passionate about soccer here (The US) is similar to being passionate about the Toledo Mud Hens or the Lansing Lug-nuts.

    Maybe it happens, but not very often.

    All-in-all I think I was disappointed in this episode. Some of the scene choices are off to me. Strangely enough while reading the books I felt the Dany parts were the most lacking and during the first season so far, I feel just the opposite. Emilia and Harry Lloyd, Jason Momoa (which I was pretty skeptical about) et al. have been great.

  • the goat,

    I understood Renly’s offer to be more of a desire to secure Joffrey and gain power through controlling him (and steal it from Cersei and fam at the same time). It wasn’t until Ned brought up crowning Stannis that Renly said he’d be a better king. That’s only my take on it, of course. :)

  • KG,

    I’ll talk hockey with you all you want guy. You know, the sport where diving is a penalty, not a gameplan

    HEYOOOOOOOO

  • Adrian: KG, I’ll talk hockey with you all you want guy. You know, the sport where diving is a penalty, not a gameplanHEYOOOOOOOO

    You must not watch the Vancouver Canucks….

  • coltaine777,

    I try to avoid it.

    At this point I’m hoping the Lightning take the whole thing. I can’t stand Boston and I’ll be dead before I see the Cup go to Canada.

  • Adrian: coltaine777, I try to avoid it.At this point I’m hoping the Lightning take the whole thing. I can’t stand Boston and I’ll be dead before I see the Cup go to Canada.

    Lightning are a great and talented team…very fun to watch…the way Hockey should be played…being Canadian I wish I could cheer for Vancouver but they have too many cheap shot artist for my liking…Go Lightning…

  • Adrian,

    Haha I’m loving this, I’m a huge soccer fan, but also a big american sports fan. That’s why you can find me on the boards at these idiotic times the past few weeks. When there’s a commercial break in the NHL or NBA playoffs I’m here commenting. Why being dead when the cup goes to canada? As long as it’s not Boston I’m happy as hell, go LIGHTNING!!

  • Knurk,

    Oh well it’s only half a joke. I just don’t find the Canucks at this point a very likeable team. If someone like…say the Flames or Senators were to win, I don’t think I’d care, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. If the Canadiens ever win I seriously MIGHT kill myself though. I HATE the Canadiens.

  • Adrian: Knurk, Oh well it’s only half a joke. I just don’t find the Canucks at this point a very likeable team. If someone like…say the Flames or Senators were to win, I don’t think I’d care, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. If the Canadiens ever win I seriously MIGHT kill myself though. I HATE the Canadiens.

    You’re talking like a Buffalo Sabres fan ? lol….

  • Adrian,

    Hey I cheered for the Rangers this year. I’m a pretty die-hard Jets and Mets fan and I understand the rivalries in those sports. But the NBA and NHL are pretty new to me so I’m trying to find my way in there, but boy these NHL playoffs are fucking great, sports in pure form.

  • Adrian,

    Girl, not guy :)

    My only regret is that the building didn’t blow up like in “Sudden Death” and kill both the Sharks AND the ‘nucks lol

  • Rooting interests:
    a) St Louis Blues
    b) Barca
    c) House Stark
    d) Sunday evening viewing (I love having Sunday night shows to look forward to)

    Love to hate:
    a) Redwings
    b) Real Madrid
    c) Littlefinger and Vargo Hoat
    d) spoilers

  • Knurk,

    The current Rangers is a likeable group of guys. Hard workers, just not enough talent right now. It is what it is though. Rangers MO generally is the first few weeks going really well, then descending into mediocrity, into awfulness, rising into just enough mediocrity to squeak into the eighth playoff spot to be knocked out in the first round.

    …And they fool me every year.

    KG,

    Oh, girl, you say?

    …Sup

  • It’s hard to believe we’re actually nearing the last episode. It seems like it was only yesterday when we were all still clamoring for every tidbit and counting down each hour to the premiere. Ah, how quickly things pass. :*) Still excited!

  • Adrian,

    Heh I am sad at the failure of the Wings’ defense … and now Rafalski retired :C

    Fan interests:
    Wings
    Alliance
    Can’t make up my mind between Stark or Lannister (the Wings of Westeros!)

    Hates:
    Blackhawks
    Horde
    Dorne and everyone in it

  • Adrian: Knurk, The current Rangers is a likeable group of guys. Hard workers, just not enough talent right now. It is what it is though. Rangers MO generally is the first few weeks going really well, then descending into mediocrity, into awfulness, rising into just enough mediocrity to squeak into the eighth playoff spot to be knocked out in the first round.…And they fool me every year.KG, Oh, girl, you say?…Sup

    I guess you know you’re ASOIAF geek when… I honestly thought you were talking a about the Night’s Watch rangers there, like, “sure, Pyp and Grenn etc are a likeable bunch of guys…” and then I realised you, well, weren’t… :D

  • Zdeno Chára is the Mountain That Skates.

    Go Bruins (0-0 end of 1); Go Red Sox; Go Pats; Go Celts — next year :(

    The Others take:
    Canadians
    Yankees
    Jets

  • Mike Chair,

    So you root for the Mountain that skates? I hate that guy so much, he’ll never be worthy of the Clegane name, and that says a lot haha. (Hockeyfans taking over the boards, wut?)

  • Knurk,

    Zdeno Chára, the Mountain That Skates, had the highest +/- in the NHL in the 2011 season with +33 and leads NHL in playoffs with +11

    Ha!

  • Lex:
    Hey, stop bashing the Canucks! GO CANUCKS!

    We’ve never won. It’s our turn. Always support the bottom! (Although right now we’re the top).

  • Lex,

    Nashville has never won either. I was rooting for them in the West before you bastards put a knife through that dream. And that would’ve been TRULY supporting the bottom, in every sense. BOO CANUCKS BOO

  • Oh man, look at that painful puck in the face for Stamkos, yikes. Soccer players can take a lesson from these men, wondering how long it takes him to return on the ice. Sometimes I’m ashamed to see how different these other sports handle their injuries: you’re hurt? Get your ass of the field and stop pretending it hurts!

  • Knurk: A Bear_A Bear, Classic, let’s talk about the (Iron) Islanders! What’s up with them?

    They try too hard – all that “iron price” malarkey… Just trying to cover up the fact they haven’t won anything since the 80s… ;)

  • Knurk,

    Yeah man. I’ve seen videos of players on the benches pulling out their own teeth so they won’t miss a shift.

    If I was that tough I would be SUCH a jerk because I could totally get away with it. Nobody’s gonna mess with the dude pulling his own teeth out

  • Hard not to respect the Nashville Predators…bare bones budget team that always seem to make playoffs more times than not….they play hard…always…

  • This game between Boston and Tampa has the makings of a Hockey classic…very good so far…

  • Patrick Berglund will rule Westeros some day
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrV59An4hxI

    along with Hand Vladimir Tarensenko
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEGZh8KnqIE&feature=fvsr

    Grand Maester David Perron
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ZAKDlD3ws

    Night’s Watch Commander David Backes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dtqW4vXDsY

    Head Ranger Chris Stewart
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJKxMWeEhH4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx-qxA502wU&feature=related

    Kingsguard Alex Pietrangelo
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search=Search&resnum=0&oi=spell&search_query=alex+pietrangelo&spell=1&suggested_categories=17&sa=X

    and Kingsguard Kevin Shattenkirk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho7KvD9wbXE

    They just need to grow into their rolls.

    They will put down the glutenous nuisance that is the Lannister Wings, and The Other Canucks from up North, once they are joined by their new ally the Winnipeg Wildlings.

  • Mike Chair:
    Knurk,

    Zdeno Chára, the Mountain That Skates, had the highest +/- in the NHL in the 2011 season with +33 and leads NHL in playoffs with +11

    Ha!

    And right behind him was David Backes, one of only three fowards in the top ten and played on a team that was only +6.

    Ha! Ha!

    (yes I know we missed the playoffs, but if it weren’t for the Blues Bobby Orr would have never learned how to fly)

  • coltaine777,

    Hey, I’m gone for a while and a hockey discussion breaks out! As an Avs fan (who’d have guessed) I despise the Canucks almost as much as the Red Wings, but they’re going to take the cup. Neither Boston nor Tampa can compete with the Nucks the way they’re playing. And what I wouldnt give to have Luongo in an Avs jersey…

  • Avalanche3319: coltaine777, Hey, I’m gone for a while and a hockey discussion breaks out! As an Avs fan (who’d have guessed) I despise the Canucks almost as much as the Red Wings, but they’re going to take the cup. Neither Boston nor Tampa can compete with the Nucks the way they’re playing. And what I wouldnt give to have Luongo in an Avs jersey…

    You may be right …but Vancouver are known for being perennial chokers…that said…they are looking good…

  • coltaine777: This game between Boston and Tampa has the makings of a Hockey classic…very good so far…

    OMGs! Dwayne Roloson is standing on his head.

    BTW he went to my alma mater, UMass Lowell (ULowell when I went but now I’m dating myself).

    Bs should be leading 2-0 by now but Roloson is keeping TB in it.

    0-0 end of 2

  • Hungry Like the Wolf,

    Yeah, I was not pleased by the trade. Stewie and Shatty are both great players with a LOT of potential. That being said EJ was one of our best players down the stretch, and one of the few who played like he gave a damn, so hopefully he becomes that #1 D man we need so badly.

  • This is just an awesome game, I loved all the big-score games this series had, but this one has quality written all over it. No way I’m falling asleep here in Europe.

  • coltaine777,

    I am. Shots on goal after 2 is Bs:29 TB:17

    Usually when facing a hot goalie you hope for a power play but it seems the Bs are better off without one.

  • What the Hell?
    Since this turned into a sports thread …
    Go Mavs! (suck it the goat). Didn’t know you were an Okie. Most of my extended family are Sooners, parents too. I’m an Aggie so I had lots of fun this year.
    :)

  • coltaine777: You’re talking like a Buffalo Sabres fan ? lol….

    Hey now, long time suffering Bills and Sabres fan here. :) GOT fans are a bunch of jocks…

    Im just glad I held out to watch the new episode until Sunday, I have off Monday which will allow for large amounts of beer and episode 7 consumption.

  • OT:

    Just heard lily Allens song “Alfie”…Wow. It’s funny, but I feel bad for our Theon.

  • Go, Canucks, Go !

    It is known… that they are in no way related to The Others …but they do have Cold Hands.

    Lex,

    Have you been noticing how the traffic thins right down to nothing when the game is on ?

  • I like the way this thread has been derailed into sports! Though I don’t understand what’s going on with the American ones :(

    Anyway, Barca are the best team on the planet, but after their disgusting display of amatuer dramatics against Madrid I hope they lose horribly. Hopefully the Mags will be in the Champs League soon…. hehe. Howay the lads.

    And first time we see Charles Dance as Tywin! Excited.

  • Yeah, i mean I am a huge Barca fan. I love the way they play football. It’s the greatest sight on earth. But I absolutely loathe that they have perfected diving into an artform. It is cheating, pure and simple. They could have beaten Real Madrid just by playing their game, but oh no, they just had to fake some shit. That is such a downer.

    And so, to my eternal shame, I find myself supporting Man U this time. Do it for Sir Fergie!!!

  • I hope HBO never does a promotion like this again. It is one thing when a few critics and lucky fans have seen the show it is quite another when thousands of people have seen episodes early. It really ruins the communal experience of watching the show and makes people who have not seen it seem late to the party.

    So no more advance previews please, I mean we all are A Song of Ice and Fire fans so waiting is not a new thing for us. :)

  • oracle86,

    I could totally live with Barcelona taking a few dives in that game, Madrid has some really dirty players who made a few bone-breaking tackles in their previous encounter (was it the cupfinal?) without getting any cards from the referee. However if they do the same trick this evening I’m going to cheer for van der Sar.

  • The Smiling Knight,

    I wish you would crawl up your own arse and…. no wait! – your head’s already there!

    I suppose I shouldn’t drink wine on a Saturday lunchtime……..

  • Ah yes, but we don’t really have ice hockey over here. Well I think there’s a team in Belfast but I have no idea who their competition is. I love how this started as an ep 7 thread, then became a soccer thread and has swiftly been taken over as an ice hocket one. :L
    P.S. Barca won!! In your face Ferguson. :P

  • I seem to be off topic :) but – just wanted to say I count myself as part of the Brotherhood Without Previews. No full clips. Can’t wait for this next one!

  • Players, Supporters
    United we are strong.
    We’ve achieved much over the years,
    We’ve shouted many goals
    And we have shown, we have shown,
    That no one can ever break us.
    Blue and claret blowing in the wind
    One valiant cry
    We’ve got a name that everyone knows:
    Barça, Barça, Baaarça!

  • KG,

    Hehe, I don’t know about that, but I certainly prefer ice hockey to American football and baseball.

  • Murfmurf,

    As an American, I can tell you that football and baseball are in fact every bit as boring and lame as you probably think.

  • Knurk: oracle86, I could totally live with Barcelona taking a few dives in that game, Madrid has some really dirty players who made a few bone-breaking tackles in their previous encounter (was it the cupfinal?) without getting any cards from the referee. However if they do the same trick this evening I’m going to cheer for van der Sar.

    First of all, this!! This and u guys dunno the half of what happenned with Mourinho…Barça NVER dives (well ok mb Alves, but we here also booo at him when he does it, so u know…he is the black sheep every club has (Nani anyone? (Nani plays for manchester for the guys thst don’t knowP)), but what happened with Real in the cup final and the tension mourinho and the madrid media build, with the lies the spilled, lead to those unfortunate incidents…

    BUT DID U GUYS WATCH THE GAME LAST NITE??? HAVE U SEEN THAT BEAUTY IN A CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL BEFORE??? THE BEST FUC$%& TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL HAHAA!!!! :-DDDD

    I could not read enough english papers this morning at the various european airports I visited on the way back home :P

    PS: I have to say I respected a lot Sir Alex Fergusson for the way he acted, the things he said, after we beat them 2 years ago. This respect only grew stronger after last nite…a true gentleman. (Mourinho should learn from him, really :)

    PPS: Also my praise to the many ManU fans we encountered after the game and that did come to shake hands and congratulate us for the win…I wouldn’t mind playing them every year for the title tbh :-)

    PPPS: And as I don’t want any quarrels with the Liverpool fans, I have to say many of them came to congratulate us too, so my thanks to them, although in their case I guess it was easier ;-)

  • Pau Soriano,

    I liked the response of Ferguson too, and the interaction between him and Guardiola at the beginning was telling, total mutual respect and their teams showed it in the way they played, both played straight up and the best team won.

  • KG:
    Murfmurf,

    Ice Hockey: A real sport that real men play

    Soccer:Grass-diving for wimps

    I’ve noticed that most people who say this kind of thing don’t play either one. Nobody who’s played soccer against other adults thinks it’s wimpy, you get thrashed out there.

  • Why is HBO telling twitter to use #pointyend for tonight’s episode? Isn’t that next week? How could HBO get their own episode title wrong?

  • Steven Swanson: I’ve noticed that most people who say this kind of thing don’t play either one. Nobody who’s played soccer against other adults thinks it’s wimpy, you get thrashed out there.

    Injuries in soccer are more common and last much longer…and is not only becasue in one game u wear armor and on the other u don’t (mmm yeah who are the real men??), it’s becasue in one u actually have to do a real effort and run to play it, not use skates to make the job easier ;-)

    People don’t realize how tiring and physically demanding football is (see that I didnt say soccer…soccer is what the granpas that are retired from the real game go play in the states :P), specially nowadays…the field is HUGE and they don’t stop running up and down during 90 mins, sprinting, tackling, dribbling…there’s thousands of players that can do what Messi does in a 5 vs 5 game in a smalll pitch, but only one that can do it 1 min after having sprinted 60y…over and over and over again.

  • Steven Swanson,

    I play soccer. I’m currently recovering from a dislocated patella I got while playing, incidentally.

    And I refuse to watch it on TV. The diving is pathetic. The professional game’s a mockery and I can’t understand how anyone can stomach it.

    ::edit::

    Whenever anyone gets knocked over they get mocked if they don’t get straight back to their feet. “This isn’t the Premier League!” I say.

    Joke was on my when I did my knee in, but still.

  • Steven Swanson:
    Pau Soriano,
    I liked the response of Ferguson too, and the interaction between him and Guardiola at the beginning was telling, total mutual respect and their teams showed it in the way they played, both played straight up and the best team won.

    But did you see the interview after? It was on the english channel ITV. Ferguson was so rude. He only answered one question and after that refused to answer anymore. Completely childish. What a sore loser.

  • silverjaime:
    The Smiling Knight,
    I wish you would crawl up your own arse and….no wait! – your head’s already there!
    I suppose I shouldn’t drink wine on a Saturday lunchtime……..

    I give you a “moron of the thread” award.

    Also, check with your doctor for some ointment to relieve that nasty case of pain in that thing you mistake for a brain.

  • Bro: But did you see the interview after? It was on the english channel ITV. Ferguson was so rude. He only answered one question and after that refused to answer anymore. Completely childish. What a sore loser.

    I didn’t, we were roaming aimlessly through the streets of London trying to find a place to drink ’till we could go to the airport by underground (and we failed miserably…regarding nightlife London is pretty crappy place compared to other places like Berlin, Barcelona or even Ljubljana).

    Just read what he said onthe newspapers today, and just saw o tv his words…weird that he only answered 1 question, but didn’t seem a sore loser by what he said, so mb there was another reason