Sunday, December 12, 2004

Kuwait 2; Saudi Arabia 1

أحرز منتخبنا الوطني "الأزرق" هدفين مقابل هدف واحد للمنتخب السعودي الشقيق في الجولة الاولى من منافسات المجموعة الاولى لدورة كأس الخليج في الدوحة، ولا يخفى على أحد فرحة الشعب الكويتي بهذا الإنجاز حتى ولو كان في بداية الدورة... لأننا تعودنا في السنين الأخيرة على الإحباط والفشلة بمتابعة منتخبنا وهو يجر وراءه أذيال الخيبة في دورات ومباريات عديدة

لكن لابد من وقفة وسؤال.... هل اقتصرت فرحتنا على هزيمة المنتخب السعودي فقط؟ هل كنا سنرى كل هذه المسيرات في الشوارع لو كان الفوز على منتخب آخر وفي بداية الدورة؟ أعرف الكثير من الناس الذين لا يتابعون كرة القدم ولا يهتمون بها إلا إذا كان منتخبنا يواجه المنتخب السعودي، دون غيره. ما سر هذا الحماس ضد الجيران الذي وصل إلى حد اطلاق الشائعات بخصوص اتفاق بين الفريقين على التعادل في نتائج المباراة حفاظاً على "العلاقات الثنائية" بين الكويت والسعودية؟

المهم... انشاءالله تكون نتيجة مباراة الأمس حافزاً لمنتخبنا لمزيد من الإنجازات وعودة إلى أيام عز الكرة الكويتية

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  2. Countrymen don?t get so excited the win was a fluke, the corruption in sport still exists the root of the problem is not treated .

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  3. OK fine... but can't we enjoy the win for a few moments? Don't be such a kill-joy!

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  4. I don't see why people shouldn't cheer for the great country of Kuwait! Here's some of the more interesting statistics about our great country:

    top in the world:

    Root and tuber production growth 1,664%
    (carrots, potatos, etc)
    Current account balance (per capita) $4672.12 per person
    Breeding birds threatened 35.00% (2000)
    Oil refining ability 407.29 barrels per day per 1000 people
    Manpower - fit for military service 232.87 per 1000 people
    males age 15-49) (per capita)

    second in the world:

    Electric generation ability (per capita) 5.98 killowatts per person
    People - Sex ratio (15-64 years) 1.77 male(s)/female

    third in the world:

    Tobacco - Cigarette consumption 3,062 (cigarettes per adult per year)
    CO2 Emissions (per capita) 26.80 thousand metric tonnes per 1000
    people

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  5. The carbon dioxide pollution is only just one of the many other pollutants that exist in the air which exceed limits set in many countries. So when that rain falls on you, do not be so excited, as you have no idea what is encapsuled inside that rain particle.

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  6. Can we please stick to the subject of Kuwait/Saudi football rivalry?

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  7. Mabrook, I was really excited when the second goal was socred in a very funny way haha sij sij its been a long time since I was happy with the kuwaiti football team :D

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  8. I believe this joy was simply because Saudia Arabia has been perceived as a challenge in football. I really didn't expect the Kuwaiti team to win yesterday. I was so happy they did. I haven't cheered or screamed during a football game in so long. It felt good!

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  9. zaydooun!! The game was really incredible! It was a well played game, very excited, had everything ud want in a match......goals, missed penalties, great crowds, excellent comeback, beautifully taken goals (saudi first), nailbiting intense goals (kuwait's second), red cards.....pure entertainment!! Yistahlooon ilshabaab, really! Best thing about our team is its youth!
    Reason for maseera and all the excitement is because we beat Saudi, not because we won! This was the first win for us against Saudi in more than 4 years, and more importantly, any Kuwait vs Saudi game is basically a game between a team (Kuwait) with history wanting to relive old glories and prove that we are the best in the region, and another team (Saudi) representing the current power in the region, winning all the Asian cups and Gulf cups and reaching the World Cup the past three times. Its the 'renewed old gaurd' against the 'new kids on the block' in a way, alot of history and competitiveness between the two, they stole our glory, yesterday was a step towards regaining something! Personally, to me this win was more important than the cup itself, although I still hope we get it!

    One bad thing about the game - Best player went to Ritha Takar?!!? 3ala shino?? for letting the ball amateurishly pass him as the last defender and conceding a goal on his own team in a way?!? WTF? What about Msa3ad Nida?? Scored a goal, beautifully assisted in the other goal, and SOLID defending throughout!

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  10. That sort of explains the rivalry, which is normal between any 2 national teams. It's just I sensed a disturbing hostility beyond football and sports... I hope it was just exaggerated.

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  11. هل عبارة " سواها الأزرق" تعني أنه تغوط و أنتج كمية كبيرة من الروث ؟

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  12. I think the tension between the two countries over soccer has declined after the liberation. Good for the Kuwaiti team. Unfortunately, our people need an "excuse" to celebrate, as if being happy is an equivalent to being sinful!
    I wrote something last night and by mere chance it had something to do with an old "sport event" memory.
    WWW.nydaily.blogspot.com

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  13. Don't be too happy Kuwaitis! You won it by the mistakes of Saudis. Missing a penalty and then a stupid red card for Mohammed Nour was more than you could wish for. And finally that ugly play by Toakr. You were also lucky to get Mesa'ad Nada's free kick which was going outside in the hand of the defender to score the equlizer.
    I just wish Saudi to face Kuwait in the final. That will be the best possible final for the tournament.

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  14. ahmed, alla ibaarik feek thx ;P LOOOL!!

    Anyway, check out my latest post on ur excellent Saudi press and their honesty and balanced views!

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  15. Hmmm... Funny you should mention it, but the ongoing Saudi/Kuwaiti rivalry exceeds soccer and goes way beyond sport. It's really funny, because most of my fellow Qaseemi citizens (sounds hilarious when put this way, I'm aware) are originally Kuwaiti, have no clue why they migrated to here, but I hear that it's pretty much the same in Kuwait, is it not? Our tribes, families, traditions and culture is pretty much the same, so why aren't we getting along? A liberal friend of mine ( well he's actually my papa, but I guess I wouldn't sound too cool dropping his name, now would I?) says it's due to the jealousy Saudis hold for the Kuwaitis, that even with the burdens of an extra conservative culture to live up to, they managed to liberate themselves and live relatively free. On the other hand, a very religious Muslim European [German to be exact] friend of mine (yes an actual friend this time), who has personally met Kuwaitis (mostly either tourists or students) says that it's the other way around. That Kuwaitis jumped into affluence with absolutely no responsibilities to live up to (unlike the Saudis with the two holy cities on their backs and a 20 million population) and therefore corruption took over. "Money is known to result in absolute corruption "she explains. "And that's what I see with my very eyes in the streets of Mannheim, Germany, everyday." Which is why she believes the conservative Kuwaitis are jealous of the ready-made religious life the Saudis are "blessed" with.

    It's all tangled up really? but my say?
    Hmm? I don't know which party chases me around when abroad with only lame insults in Arabic indicating that he is a fellow Arab? My fellow Saudis, or the Kuwaitis? Yup, it was the Kuwaitis? Sure Saudis are repressed. And that they may be too conservative and Bedouin at times, but they sure as hell know what the term غيرة is and try their best to stick to it.

    Woops, did I just generalize? Well, I'll be!

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