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mschofield

mschofield

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    1. Friedel'sAccent
      Friedel'sAccent
      I've promised myself not to buy a new Reading jersey until they get rid of the silly faux low-cut neckline.
    2. mschofield
      mschofield
      i can't bring myself to chat about Reading right now. Football is a game, except when Reading play, and then it's just so painful. or uplifting, but lately, painful. I've been trying to deal with relegation, and not very well...sigh
    3. Pablo Chicago
      Pablo Chicago
      Thanks for the rep. I tried to rep your post on the same thread, but I guess I must spread some rep around. STH = Season Ticket Holder. Hope this message finds you safe in Bagdad and I hope to see you post more often on the Royals board when they make it back to the Prem.
    4. mschofield
      mschofield
      appreciate the kind words. We have been good here. The truth: When i was here in april 2003, i got very lucky and hired a total stud of an iraqi "fixer." He introduced me (i was bureau chief then) to others, and pretty soon we had far and away the best iraqi staff around. And, then we got in a new bureau chief who was great, and unlike almost anyone else, made it policy that we listen to these folks, instead of assuming as non-americans they were sub-standard. Everyone in Baghdad envies our staff. So, since then, when people quit, move to safer places, we get the very best from the NYT, BBC, etc begging to come over, often for significant pay cuts.
    5. mschofield
      mschofield
      I'm thinking the "or what" category. Had a great time writing an iraqi professional soccer story though, got out to two games. the top league is actually pretty good, considering players fall over from hunger every now and then. But man, while you do get used to things blowing up, you don't get used to the sandstorms. another one coming in today. Crap. also crap, scheduled an interview for the exact starting time of united pool. crap. aside from that, not bad. how is life stateside?
    6. FC Tallavana
      FC Tallavana
      So, is Iraq now a lovely vacation destination, or what?
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    Location:
    Berlin
    Occupation:
    writer
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    League:
    Germany - 2. Liga
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Do you play soccer:
    Yes
    Position you play:
    Keeper

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