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    I know and believe that english league is worth watching , their matches are so thrilling. But I support a Turkish team which is called BURSASPOR.

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    My students keep teasing me about England vs Croatia.
    It has spared us the pain of going out on penalties (probably to Austria).

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    Did you watch the game Alex? I think the team with the biggest heart won. So now it's all to play for!!! A draw against AC Milan will be enough to see Celtic through to the last sixteen. You need a result against Benfica, which won't be easy.
    I think Alex is sulking

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    I think Alex is sulking
    Oh yes. I am. And of course I did watсh the game. I can't blame our players concerning the game against Celtic. It was a good game. Both team could win and I think Celtic won by a fluke. Of course Celtic is a great team, but does Celtic score last second goals in every match? I suppose Celtic doesn't. Anyway Shaktar fought fittingly and Shakhtar did all they could did. But the luck was with Celtic in this game.

    Understand me, I'm not trying to detract from Celtic's merit. Celtic's players played with the big hearts and Celtic undoubtedly earned this victory. Please don't think that I'm trying to offend you, or Celtic, or Celtic's fans. I respect Celtic and their fans very much. But may be some of my words are inexact and I can't express what I mean because of my bad English

    But I'm furious about the next game against Benfica. All Shakhtar's fans had great confidence that Shakhtar will beat Benfica easily. And Shakhtar could do it (for instance because we had already beat Benfica away), but Shakhtar's players were too self-confident and we both know what happened.

    It was the worst Shakhtar's game I've ever seen. There were a lot of traffic jams in Donetsk that night and I and friend of mine were late. When we arrived to the stadium the score had became 0-2. We couldn't believe it. A hope arose in our hearts when Lucarelli had scored goal(after penalty kick), but unluckily it was only one moment. Shakhtar played very bad and Benfica's victory was completely earned. Benfica played better than Shakhtar did, whether I wont it or not. The hearts of fans were broken. And my heart was too.

    When the game finished I heard how a lot of Shakhtar's fans were crying 'Gan'ba! Gan'ba! Gan'ba!' (It means 'Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!' in Ukrainian).These words are the strongest expression of fans' resentment in Ukraine. I've been visiting stadium regulary since 1995 and I had never heard those words at our stadium before, and I hope no one will be crying them there in the future. But anyway we haven't another team and we will be with the Shakhtar forever and ever.

    I wish Celtic the best luck in the games against Barcelona. You have a good team and I hope you will win the CL this season.
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    Alex,

    I know how you feel, and I understand your frustration at your teams performance. I have been through similar situations when we have lost the league title in the last minutes of the last game. As Jimmy Greaves (a renowned footballer...look him up on the net) said, 'it's a funny old game'.

    Your english is very good. I could correct it in a few places if you like, but really you have made your point very well. Thanks for replying and good luck in the future with your team...'Never say die!' ...You and your friends and fans will always be welcome at Parkhead. We can beat Barca and it would be a great achievement to reach the last eight.

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    Yes, you are right, the life goes on and we shouldn't mourn about past misfortunes. We should be preparing for future victories :)

    The next day after defeat against Benfica Shakhtar presented new team's emblem.
    What do you think about it?
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    Please correct my mistakes if it isn't difficult ))
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    Hi Alex,

    Sorry about the delay in replying. I've been very busy lately, working long hours.

    Celtic have drawn Barcelona FC, so I suppose our adventure is about to end, but strange things happen in football so wait and see.

    You only need small corrections, which I will do. For example -

    'Yes, you are right, the life goes on and we shouldn't mourn about past
    Yes, you are right, life goes on and we shouldn't dwell on past
    misfortunes. We should be preparing for future victories.
    misfortune. We should look forward to success in the future
    The next day after defeat against Benfica (add a comma here) Shakhtar presented new team's emblem.
    revealed their new team emblem.

    What do you think about it?
    What do you think of it?


    Regards

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    Thanks for corrections :)
    So, what can you say about new Shakhtar team emblem? Ukrainian Shakhtar fans mainly don't like the new emblem.
    What imression it makes on foreign people who don't know nothing (or know a little) about Shakhtar. It is very interesting and very important for us. And which one is better in your opinion: the new or the old one?
    The new emblem: The old emblem:

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