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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:11 pm

'World Cup Sweep Stake Results'

Come on who's excited!!

I love it, the best tournament on earth.

I know not many on here like football...

So to me, Glenn, Georgio, and all other football fans and especially Harry who on this occasion 'only' I will let support England as his team were robbed of a place



:cheer: :cheer: ''COME ON ENGLAND'' :cheer: :cheer:

Semi finals at least, I can feel it in my water.


Who fancies a sweep stake (?)
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:31 pm

I too am looking forward to it. Would be nice to see some more home nations competing too.

Hope you are right about the semis at least.

I'm up for a sweepstake too.

Come on England!!!
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:39 pm

Looking forward to Saturdays game, got the Budweiser in the fridge, chips & popcorn for snacks, hot-dogs for half time & chocolate brownies for celebrating :yeeha:



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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:40 pm

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Martin Cole wrote: especially Harry who on this occasion 'only' I will let support England as his team were robbed of a place



He's a Celt ....... think he'll support England? :wink:

No idea who's going to win. But I reckon England will be out in the quarter finals. Argentina might be good for a bet tho. :)

So used to Scotland not being there that it makes no difference LOL, but I still get wrapped up in it regardless even tho I'm not much of a footie fan. It's a brilliant event!
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:44 pm

Gary Birch wrote:I too am looking forward to it. Would be nice to see some more home nations competing to


Well done Gary and Marcella :thumbsup:

Couldn't agree more about home nations, would love to see Scotland, Wales and Ireland in it, may be just maybe one time they will all qualify... :-? but a couple would be nice

I'll sort a sweep stake out...anyone else :roll:

You leave Harry to me, the St Georges Flag I posted to him should be there tomorrow, it's just big enough to fit his bedroom window :D
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:58 pm

I am a football fan & am not interested. :thumbup2:
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:12 pm

Brian Hays wrote:I am a football fan & am not interested. :thumbup2:


:-? Not interested in what Brian?



Missed your post Neil, I'll get you a good team in the sweep stake.
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:37 pm

I shall be mostly watching paint dry! :headbang2: :thumbdown: :shutup: :rabble: (sleep)
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:57 pm

I can't wait.... :D :D :D
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:09 pm

Totally different atmosphere, working with footy fans with the radio on. Kinda gets a buzz going!

Not a huge fan but if it increases production, it works for me!!!

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:12 pm

There was a Joc...........er Scottish bloke on the news yesterday as he was just leaving the UK to go to the world cup, had a England shirt on, he said as we are the UK he would support England..........top Jock in my opinion for seeing the wider picture.

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:15 pm

I have to be truthful here, i prefer to see guys holding odd shaped balls instead of kicking them :-?

i might get caught up in the odd game if i'm down the pub but, you won't be trampled by me trying to get to the nearest tv or radio!
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:46 pm

Well I'll be cheering for the USA on Saturday.
As I'm Welsh it's law that we support whoever is against England..... :D

Sorry guys not much I can do about it :(

To be honest though I prefer Rugby, much more exciting to watch.

I'll catch some games I guess but won't lose any sleep if I don't see many.
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:06 pm

Hi Neil.

Year but last we bought a house in Bren Rhonda. No chain from either party. We even had all our belonging in storage ready for the move, son enrolled in school. 2 weeks before the move seller pulled out. Reason being peer pressure from the other villagers to not sell to an English couple.

It made our life hell for 6+ months.

Sort of puts your comment into context!

Saying that, Rugby all the way for me too!

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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:02 am

Martin Cole wrote:
Brian Hays wrote:I am a football fan & am not interested. :thumbup2:


:-? Not interested in what Brian?



Missed your post Neil, I'll get you a good team in the sweep stake.


England mostly. Over hyped. And it's a sad state of affairs when the best we can muster is Heskey up front & calamity James in goal.

Domestic football is a different matter. Roll on August. :cool:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:39 am

count me in for the sweepstake Martinos..ps you still need to put the football bet you lost into a charity :lol1:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:42 am

Matty Goodwin wrote:Hi Neil.

Year but last we bought a house in Bren Rhonda. No chain from either party. We even had all our belonging in storage ready for the move, son enrolled in school. 2 weeks before the move seller pulled out. Reason being peer pressure from the other villagers to not sell to an English couple.

It made our life hell for 6+ months.

Sort of puts your comment into context!

Saying that, Rugby all the way for me too!

Matt


Yeh, that's going a little overboard.

I'm only talking sport..............just friendly rivalry.

I've got my ABE t-shirt on...............anyone but England
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I was at the Wales - South Africa rugby international on Saturday and had some great banter with a few South Africans in front of us just as we do when we sit next to English, Irish, Scottish, French or Italian supporters at the 6 Nations.

Go USA........ :wink:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:02 am

Brian Hays wrote:
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England mostly. Over hyped. And it's a sad state of affairs when the best we can muster is Heskey up front & calamity James in goal.


Valid point Brian, We like seeing how many times Hesky falls over, he's always down :D but does work well with Rooney.


Georgio..I haven't forgot the £1 :D I will PM you.


Neil..... :( what can I say, all this ABE stuff going on. I would love to see Wales in it and would be rooting for them as much as England as I would if Scotland were in.

I'm going to make sure you get the 'Ivory Coast' in the sweep stake for that :D


''COME ON ENGLAND''
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:11 am

Martin Cole wrote:Neil..... :( what can I say, all this ABE stuff going on. I would love to see Wales in it and would be rooting for them as much as England as I would if Scotland were in.

I'm going to make sure you get the 'Ivory Coast' in the sweep stake for that :D

''COME ON IVORY COAST''


Wales in the football World Cup..........did you see that pig just fly past your window :D

Cheers Martin, like I said, just friendly banter..... :D
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:28 am

Neil Davey wrote:
Cheers Martin, like I said, just friendly banter..... :D



That's what it's all about Neil, just trying to get a bit of fun going..

too much doom and gloom lately



''Come on England''
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:41 am

i am not a football fan at all... just cant be bothered with it.

The only time Ive ever got caught up in a match was years ago with my mates, when we were in Spain. England were doing well in the world cup final rounds... combined with plenty beer and the brilliant atmosphere it was a great night. even though they got beat. :D

Personal view on the world cup, ide prefer England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales to do it over anyone, im not fussed... :D



now wheres my squeegee... :lol1:




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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:39 am

I'm clearing my workload for tomorrow so I can goto the pub and enjoy the England game

It's funny I got abuse from my father in-law for supporting England, he says I should be supporting Italy :lol1: Yeah right :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:16 pm

Support England? I'm Scottish my DNA doesn't allow it... though I do have them in our sweepstake!
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:31 pm

Well I will be supporting England

I was born in the midlands and raised in Glasgow so class myself as 100% British but I don't think I could stretch myself far enough to support the Welsh haha
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:38 pm

Neil Davey wrote:I was at the Wales - South Africa rugby international on Saturday and had some great banter with a few South Africans in front of us just as we do when we sit next to English, Irish, Scottish, French or Italian supporters at the 6 Nations.

Go USA........ :wink:


I was there with the kids too (didn't see you though!), I think the aussies and the boks have by far the best supporters for the banter and atmosphere, even the French have a good sense of humour around a rugby pitch!

my boka mate was at the other end of the stadium and phoned me up to tell me they'd just scored against us before blowing his hooter down the phone :roll: superb pre, during and post match atmosphere in Cardiff, nowhere else has it!

sorry guys... football.... carry on!

i'll do the sweepstake for the hell of it, who picks the teams?
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:51 pm

Hugh Potter wrote:
Neil Davey wrote:
sorry guys... football.... carry on!

i'll do the sweepstake for the hell of it, who picks the teams?



I will Hugh...and your team is looking about as good as Neil's :D

It's not only about the Football it's the whole event, watching games in pubs, having people round with a few beers and the feel good factor, you certainly don't need to be football fan to enjoy it.

I'm off the Alton Towers till Sunday...yeah I know bad timing by the Mrs.
So will sort the sweep stake out Sunday Evening,

Any suppliers want to put a small prize up for grabs..... :roll:


Sorry back to Rugby :sleep:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:16 pm

Seems best to watch with the TV on mute. Fed up with those horns already. :evil:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:19 pm

what a goal by RSA !!!! :D
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:17 pm

John Wilson wrote:Well I will be supporting England

I was born in the midlands and raised in Glasgow so class myself as 100% British but I don't think I could stretch myself far enough to support the Welsh haha


OH MY GOD! WILSON IS ENGLISH!
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Dave Rowland wrote:OH MY GOD! WILSON IS ENGLISH!


aye! and yeh can keep'em :wink: :lol1:
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:37 pm

Brian Hays wrote:Seems best to watch with the TV on mute. Fed up with those horns already. :evil:


I dunno Brian, can help to drown out the crap co-commentator like Lawrenson or Francis :D
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:29 pm

Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:
Brian Hays wrote:Seems best to watch with the TV on mute. Fed up with those horns already. :evil:


I dunno Brian, can help to drown out the crap co-commentator like Lawrenson or Francis :D


Never thought of that :lol1:

If David "kerb crawler" Pleat is on I will be happy to listen to the horns. :)
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:53 pm

those horns are really spoiling it aren't they.
just turned it off can't stand it.


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Football (sleep)

COME ON IVORY COAST
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:19 am

detest football with a vengence, over paid over rated blokes running round kissing each other ! :roll: not my cup of T at all, me and the mrs carnt wait for england to be knocked out :P hopefully in the 1st round :P sorry.
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:42 am

you poms should read this...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... ion=justin

I suggest you get your beers and coffee BEFORE half time... :roll:
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:51 am

Chris Wool wrote:those horns are really spoiling it aren't they.
just turned it off can't stand it.


chris


Sounds like you have a swarm of bees in there. More of an excuse to go to the pub to watch it just so the background noise helps drown it out *drink*

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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:16 am

hmmm sorry martin i aint intrested ......well i do like looking at the wags but then what male that has blood running thru his vanes doesnt :D
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Brian Little wrote:hmmm sorry martin i aint intrested ......well i do like looking at the wags but then what male that has blood running thru his vanes doesnt :D


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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:23 am

Robert Lambie wrote:
Dave Rowland wrote:OH MY GOD! WILSON IS ENGLISH!


aye! and yeh can keep'em :wink: :lol1:


Ya pair of muppets..... Rob I was just about to txt you to see if you fancy the pub later for the England game.... or maybe just for the drinks :D

I'm heading up the westend after that so should be fun :D
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:09 pm

John Wilson wrote:
Robert Lambie wrote:
Dave Rowland wrote:OH MY GOD! WILSON IS ENGLISH!


aye! and yeh can keep'em :wink: :lol1:


Ya pair of muppets..... Rob I was just about to txt you to see if you fancy the pub later for the England game.... or maybe just for the drinks :D

I'm heading up the westend after that so should be fun :D

He's a brummie, well I never... no wonder I cannot understand a word he says
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:17 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:
John Wilson wrote:
Robert Lambie wrote:
Dave Rowland wrote:OH MY GOD! WILSON IS ENGLISH!


aye! and yeh can keep'em :wink: :lol1:


Ya pair of muppets..... Rob I was just about to txt you to see if you fancy the pub later for the England game.... or maybe just for the drinks :D

I'm heading up the westend after that so should be fun :D

He's a brummie, well I never... no wonder I cannot understand a word he says


We can't either Dave :wink:
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:47 pm

ses the guy with the american flag
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:25 pm

OK so what states are all y'all from?
I think Neil #1 is a Yankee and Neil #2 is a Redneck.
I told Lynn the other day that I thought the World Cup was tennis.
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:51 pm

Looks like Calamity has been teaching Rob Green a few things. :o
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:33 pm

Jillbeans wrote:OK so what states are all y'all from?
I think Neil #1 is a Yankee and Neil #2 is a Redneck.
I told Lynn the other day that I thought the World Cup was tennis.
Love....Jill


Well done USA.

Your gonna have to keep up Jill, the 2 Neils
are now Algeria supporters.

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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:42 pm

Unlucky guys, you really did deserve the win.
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:41 pm

hahahaha a draw :P surely they only have to do another 1 of those and they will be on there way home :P Then the mrs owes me a tenner i said they will not make the second round, please please please loose the next game :P sorry again hehehe
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:45 pm

Alan Wharton wrote:hahahaha a draw :P surely they only have to do another 1 of those and they will be on there way home :P Then the mrs owes me a tenner i said they will not make the second round, please please please loose the next game :P sorry again hehehe


I think you will find they may be on "their" way home. And you are pleading for them to "lose".

I think (and don't care) both will go through. And both lose when they play a half decent team. England most likely on pens. :lol1:

Do you wanna go another tenner? :wink:
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:34 pm

so a draw what happens now :roll: do they replay till one wins :o


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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:08 am

Bring back Alf Ramsay I say. What does Fabio Cappello know. :roll: (Most likely he is a Mole for Italy making sure England perfom badly.)
Sure he pretends he wants the team to win, but secretly he is making sure that England do poorly so that Italy have a greater chance of winning.

If the English national football team were actually managed by an "Englander " I reckon they would have a greater chance of winning :-?
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:34 am

Phill wrote:If the English national football team were actually managed by an "Englander " I reckon they would have a greater chance of winning :-?


I reckon if they had a goalkeeper who could catch a ball they would have
a better chance of winning :-?
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:19 am

you mean like gordon banks :P
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:25 pm

Ok so I finally watched (soccer? football?) for the first time I think.
I think I watched Rugby once in the winter and it was just a jumble of guys in a heap.
Anyway, I was watching it with my 85 year old friend and he likened the sound of those stupid horns to the shrieks of ladies seeing Frank Sinatra in concert.
We also didn't understand the whole "tie" concept. What? No overtime?
The most interesting thing to me was the adverts on the walls changing every so often. Bet that was expensive.
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:17 pm

just the pools at the Mo Jill, ties are irrelevant at the mo as the four teams (four?) all play each other and the top two (i think) from each pool goes through to the next round, points are awarded for wins and a tie, nothing for a loss, if there's a tie with points it will go down to most goals scored, conceeded etc, known as the goal difference.

once in the knock out rounds, quarters, semi's etc, in the event of a tie they will play another 30mins -two 15min halves, not sure if it's a full 30 mins or 'golden goal' (do they still do that?) where the first to score is the winner. if at the end of the 30mins it's still draw (tie) then it will go to penalty shoot outs, we always do really well in these, especially against the Geermans!

my knowledge of football (soccer is an american term cos they stole the name 'football' for their armoured rugby - no offence!) is about 10yrs or more out of date so, i'm possibly wrong on the finer points!

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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:56 pm

Neil Davey wrote:
Phill wrote:If the English national football team were actually managed by an "Englander " I reckon they would have a greater chance of winning :-?


I reckon if they had a goalkeeper who could catch a ball they would have
a better chance of winning :-?


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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:55 pm

England might have drawn ......... but Scotland beat Argentina!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
(OK different sport but what the hell!)
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Neil Davey wrote:I reckon if they had a goalkeeper who could catch a ball they would have
a better chance of winning :-?



Just a bit of grease on his gloves, he's cleaned it off now ready for Fridays match, It's impossible for England to win the World Cup without any West Ham players, so he is staying putt :D

Still on course to go all the way :-?

Germany looking good even though against Aussie.
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:32 pm

Marcella Ross wrote:England might have drawn ......... but Scotland beat Argentina!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
(OK different sport but what the hell!)


I think you should rephrase that Marcella.......Dan Parks beat Argentina :D



Seriously tho well done Scotland, great win.
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:40 pm

Germany England final..is that possible?

Come on football guys, work the games out!

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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:55 pm

So Neil does that new flag mean you will be using Algerian on all your signs now?
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:01 pm

Right then... took me ages doing this. All officially done guv.

Will sort out prizes for finalists....donations still welcome.

I gave everyone who replied to this thread a team and drew other names from hat.

Good Luck.

Marcella > Portugal
Warren Beard > Germany
Neil Davey > England ( I kid you not, 100% genuine..I nearly fell off my chair)
Martin Cole > Spain ( again genuine)
Jamie Wood > Greece
Brian Little > Switzerland
Hugh Potter > Uruguay
Gary Birch > Honduras (sorry Gary)
Matty Goodwin > Denmark
Shane Drew > USA
Mike Grant > Algeria
Derek Heron > Sth Korea
Neil Speirs > Paraguay
Glenn Sharp > Argentina
Jillbeans > Serbia
Dave Rowland > Ireland....sorry I mean France
Nik > Chile
Gavin McMillan > Cameroon
Chris Wool > Japan
Lynn > Ivory Coast
John Wilson > Slovenia
Dave Rogers > Slovakia
Harry > New Zealand
Peter N > Italy
Rob Lambie > Sth Africa
Brian Hays > Mexico
Phill > Australia
Nigel Pugh > Nigeria
Georgio > Brazil ...(jammy Git)
Alan Wharton > Ghana
Andrew Boyle > Nth Korea
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:12 pm

DENMARK!!

Let me no how how to contribute....

I'm the dark horse!

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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:14 pm

Jillbeans wrote:So Neil does that new flag mean you will be using Algerian on all your signs now?
:lol1:


:D :D :D
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:20 pm

I had to Wiki Serbia because I didn't even know where it was.
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:23 pm

Matty Goodwin wrote:DENMARK!!

Let me no how how to contribute....

I'm the dark horse!

Matt


150/1 outsider Matty :(

Just donate a few 50mtr rolls of wrapping vinyl :D



Neil, I was going to put you had England as a joke....unbelievable.... now change that flag to a GC if you will :D

Ps, I don't actually mind Rugby, I used to play a bit in school days


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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:24 pm

Martin Cole wrote:Neil Davey > England ( I kid you not, 100% genuine..I nearly fell off my chair)


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You've got to be kidding Martin............hope you haven't hurt yourself falling off that chair!!!

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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:30 pm

Portugal ....... what are my chances :-? they may have Ronaldo but have they got anything else to be a threat? Shame Figo is too old :wink:

My money is still on Argentina. Did you hear Diego's statement earlier? That he's allowing his players to have sex during the competition as long as the women do all the work!!!! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:42 pm

Marcella Ross wrote:Portugal ....... what are my chances :-?



28/1 Not a bad outside bet Marcella


Maradona's statement was funny, he was also going on about something to do with fair play.....hmmm
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:44 pm

Me and Marcella/Warren in the finals!

Wrapping vinyl on it!!

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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:49 pm

Right, I've changed to the GC for tonight only............ :peek:
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:03 pm

does that mean if my team win I get to go there as a guest :D have they a chance to win ??


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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:18 pm

Long live this thread,
I am not a footie fan, but was half willing to watch a few matches in order to be seen to be patriotic, after all it is a big sporting event, and without any commercial interest :D
Those fluckin horns put me right off though, just shows the mentallity of the audience watching, Hope Italy win,
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:40 pm

Yup my elderly friend said he'd like to insert the the horns largest end first into the bottoms of those who are blowing them.

And this thread has been more interesting to me than the actual game.
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:30 am

Martin Cole wrote:Gary Birch > Honduras (sorry Gary)
''COME ON ENGLAND''


Just my look :roll:

On a serious note.... how refreshing to see a team top score more than 1 goal ..... even if it was the Germans :roll: :evil:
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:36 am

Peter Normington wrote:Those fluckin horns put me right off though,


they sound like a swarm of bees. The drone is really annoying! :-?

As for the Germans, well they were good! The poor Aussies had rings run around them.
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:38 am

Marcella Ross wrote:
Peter Normington wrote:Those fluckin horns put me right off though,


they sound like a swarm of bees. The drone is really annoying! :-?



Totally agree!!. I think it actually spoils the atmosphere too cos that is all you can hear

Heard on the radio this morning they were considering banning them.
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:57 am

Gary Birch > Honduras (sorry Gary)

Gary, don't give up hope they are only 400/1 :D


Have to agree those bloody horns are ruining it for me aswell.
I love the way they all decorate them to their countries colours etc all part of the fun...BUT when everyone in the crowd has got one :shake:

Fifa have a tough decision to make,




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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:39 am

You can't bring anything like that into our stadiums.
In fact, if you get caught dropping the F bomb at Heinz field, you will be booted out!
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:53 pm

Lynn wrote:does that mean if my team win I get to go there as a guest :D have they a chance to win ??


Lynn


you're playing my team first Lynn .......... so don't hold your breath! :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:45 pm

we won't fall out Marcella what ever the result :D

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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:09 pm

Neil Speirs wrote:Well it's me against Peter N tonight :-?


Bring it on Neil!! Are you taking a few cans round Peter's to watch it...make sure you take your own biscuits :D




Dutch looking good :D
Cameroon not looking so good :(


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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:51 pm

Just catching up and had a chance to read (skim read) through this. I was wondering why the flags were changed and now I know and have updated mine not that I actually watch or follow "Soccer" at all.

Obviously being South African I do wonder exactly what this meant :-?

Peter Normington wrote:Those fluckin horns put me right off though, just shows the mentallity of the audience watching, Hope Italy win,
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Warren Beard wrote:Just catching up and had a chance to read (skim read) through this. I was wondering why the flags were changed and now I know and have updated mine not that I actually watch or follow "Soccer" at all.

Obviously being South African I do wonder exactly what this meant :-?

Peter Normington wrote:Those fluckin horns put me right off though, just shows the mentallity of the audience watching, Hope Italy win,
Peter


Warren.
I have heard the horns are a traditional form of celebration in sa, that's fine, just dont know why the crowd (audience)need to blow the bl00dy things all the time. It is actually getting on a lot of peoples nerves, Like I said, I am not a footie fan, but would have watched a bit more if not for the racket

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TBH I don't mind the horns, don't really notice them once the game gets going, certainly no more annoying than the England brass band playing the 'great escape' tune or the damm annoying Pompey cow bell.

If the horn is part of the African sports scene, then we should have the good grace to put up with it / enjoy it.
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:28 pm

Lynn wrote:we won't fall out Marcella what ever the result :D

Lynn


well how about you pour the voddie, I'll pour the brandy and we'll enjoy the match together? :D
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Marcella Ross wrote:well how about you pour the voddie, I'll pour the brandy and we'll enjoy the match together? :D


Yeah, that's what it's all about Marcella.. hope your game is better than the Italy one :-?


Regarding the horns, certainly didn't seem as bad tonight or am I getting used to them.

The official over there said that's how they celebrate so 'when in Rome'....
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Maybe they are all h***y?
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:34 pm

yeah the Italy game wasn't marvellous was it. They're not looking like champions at the minute.

Had to feel for that poor guy who scored the OG against Holland today!
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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:45 pm

done deal Marcella :lol1: :lol1: and a wee whiskey for Nik :D and off course what ever Jill wants and anyone else


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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:39 am

Right for all you non football lovers...and football lovers....

It does get better..stick with.
After the Portugal match yesterday, I felt like moving to Wales with Neil and taking up rugby.

No one wants to loose their first game..so it will improve, trust me I'm a doctor :D



Brazil were very mediocre last night with credit going to Nth Korea.


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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:48 am

I give £2 a month to help feed a hungry African and what do they do? They buy a ruddy trumpet!

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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:48 am

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No one wants to loose their first game..so it will improve, trust me I'm a doctor :D
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Of course it will................. COME ON HONDURAS :lol1:
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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:50 am

Martin, your quite welcome here but remember you have to pay to get into Wales so save your pennies.....:D

I've downloaded the Vuvuzela app for my iphone and I'm driving the family mad :D

Come on England........please lose against Algeria
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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:10 pm

Neil Davey wrote:Martin, your quite welcome here but remember you have to pay to get into Wales so save your pennies


Neil, what are you implying, I'm a first to the bar guy I'll have you know.

I have done work in your pleasant land, can't think where it was, it has that little castle perched in the hills, near Cardiff.


What a shocker with Spain :o who the hell drew them in the sweepstake :oops:,

Who the hell is going to win this tournament they are all playing crap...except our old friends the Germans



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Martin Cole wrote:Neil, what are you implying, I'm a first to the bar guy I'll have you know.


I'm not doubting that Martin, I was referring to the toll....... :cry:

Was this the castle you saw?

COME ON ENGLAND I mean Algeria
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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:46 pm

Martin Cole wrote:
What a shocker with Spain :o who the hell drew them in the sweepstake :oops:,

Who the hell is going to win this tournament they are all playing crap...except our old friends the Germans





Shocking result for the favourites ..... :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: ... sorry Martin!
But you're right, it's all been boring apart from the Germans ....... and the USA goal! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:56 pm

It will get going soon Marcella....trust me...a lot of the games dull as dishwater.
I see Ranaldo was up to his old tricks..diving with no contact made


Neil Davey wrote:I'm not doubting that Martin, I was referring to the toll....... :cry:


I know :D , it was 7 squids back then......and that is the castle always wondered, is it privately owned or open to the public. Lovely looking place is it near you Neil?







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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:22 pm

good thread :lol1: :lol1:

my money was on spain and argentina.....i ran my finger down the laptop screen and put a pound on nigeria to win :o doubt that now, odds 125/1 ah well at least im enjoying it cause scotland aint playing :wink:

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Post Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:57 pm

Martin Cole wrote:and that is the castle always wondered, is it privately owned or open to the public. Lovely looking place is it near you Neil?


Its about 20 miles or so from me and I did some signwriting there many moons ago.

It is called Castell Coch and is a late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style castle, a folly, built on medieval remains, designed for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges. It is unbelievably decorated and furnished in a Victorian Gothic style with amazing paintwork to the walls and ceilings, it really has to be seen to be appreciated.

It's open to the public and if your ever down this way again well worth a visit.

Sorry, there endeth the history lesson. :D


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which lucky bugger got Uruguay then?

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that would be you Hugh ....... wouldn't it!!!! :-? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
They're playing not too bad!
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Marcella Ross wrote:that would be you Hugh ....... wouldn't it!!!! :-? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
They're playing not too bad!


:D :D :D suddenly, I have an interest in the WC! i'm off to Wales again this weekend, game fair and fishing weekend near carmarthen, a whole weekend of no football.... how will i get by :wink:
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Post Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:41 pm

Well I see ARG and KOR are on ESPN right now.
How will I know when Serbia plays, or did they already?
I had the audacity to take my kid to the school picnic yesterday.
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Post Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:10 pm

you can view the fixtures and results here Jill :D

http://www.itv.com/sport/football/fifaw ... /fixtures/


Serbia were beaten 1-0 in their opening match :(

Just noticed, they play Germany tomorrow Jill ......... not looking good for you! :lol1:
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Hahaha
I am the kiss of death!
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Neil Davey wrote:It is called Castell Coch and is a late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style castle, a folly, built on medieval remains, designed for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges. It is unbelievably decorated and furnished in a Victorian Gothic style with amazing paintwork to the walls and ceilings, it really has to be seen to be appreciated.

It's open to the public and if your ever down this way again well worth a visit.


Thanks for that Neil, will deffo get to visit that one day, beautifull place.
A12> M25> M4 will be there in 4 hours, bit of tea round yours back home by 8 I reckon :D




:wave: FRANCE
need a miracle now. bet the Irish are thinking there is a God after all.

Told you the WC would pick up, really good games today,



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Hmmm Nigeria drawn for Nigel............I want an enquiry into the draw!!!!!

In fact I want the world cup to be restarted :(
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Is this hot piece really wearing THOSE horns?
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Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:Hmmm Nigeria drawn for Nigel............I want an enquiry into the draw!!!!!

In fact I want the world cup to be restarted :(


All completely official Nigel, I even wore white gloves when picking the teams out the hat. :D

Lets all pretend the world cup started today..all back on track now.

England will beat Algeria 3-0 and all will be well

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Martin I believe ya :o Roll on the prem so we do ya at Upton Park without breaking a sweat :D
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Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:Martin I believe ya :o Roll on the prem so we do ya at Upton Park without breaking a sweat :D


Nigel I'll have you know you will be seeing a rejuvenated West Ham next season with our new manager...Top 5 finish, I'll have 40p on it :D
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Isn't that goalie with West Ham Martin???? :o ..... (?)

anyway ..... looks like justice for the Irish, the French are going nowhere! I was walking back home and heard a huge roar come from the pub across the road and knew it was a Mexican goal! Does anyone like France apart from the French? ( A bit like does anyone like England apart from the English! LOL!!)

and I mean France as in their football team nothing more ......... I love the place and have been several times and going back soon! :D
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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:18 am

Martin Cole wrote:
Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:Martin I believe ya :o Roll on the prem so we do ya at Upton Park without breaking a sweat :D


Nigel I'll have you know you will be seeing a rejuvenated West Ham next season with our new manager...Top 5 finish, I'll have 40p on it :D


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Martin Cole wrote: :wave: FRANCE
need a miracle now. bet the Irish are thinking there is a God after all.

Told you the WC would pick up,




Georgio, I'm trying to win some bets so I can pay your one :D....... pm'd you


I must say Glenn has gone quiet during the WC, got him Argentina aswell, hot contenders along with Germany.

West Ham gollie will come good tonight Marcella.....trust me




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George Elsmore wrote:no pm here Martinos :roll:


All sorted now G, money to go to JC's charity..nice one.
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oooh Jill you beat Germany!!! :D
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Jillbeans wrote:Is this hot piece really wearing THOSE horns?


all i can see is a h0rny blonde, Jill? :oops:
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Of course!
Rumor has it she likes Watermelon Breezers too.
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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:52 pm

Slovenia v USA ....... game of the tournament so far! :D
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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:25 pm

Here's hoping for England win tonight

Marcella - don't think any footy fans bar French ones like France, far too arrogant at times, which is exactly why other footy fans don't like England as we are guilty of same inflated egos :)
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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:23 pm

well if thats what foot ball is I wont watch any more really quite pathetic :roll: or is that just me :D


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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:35 pm

I mean is it just me or did the guys in white look really foolish (?) and to old :roll:



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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:00 pm

Have England played yet :roll:



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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:10 pm

Well, they turned up...maybe they'll play the next game....

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Matty Goodwin wrote:Well, they turned up...maybe they'll play the next game....

I'm over to Rugby from now on...eh Neil?.....

Well they'll have to if they want to stay......:-?

As for the Rugby, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Wales take on the All Blacks tomorrow in the first Test over in New Zealand, you can
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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:12 pm

I think I've figured out what's wrong..

..the England players keep passing the ball to each other - this goes on and on and nothing seems to happen at all. What they need to do is kick the ball at the oppositions goal. (They tried this a few times but missed or the goalie saved it). Maybe if they tried it a bit more often they would score a goal.

I'm sure Fabio Cappello realises this and has told the team.. but seeing as he can't speak English and most of the England team can't speak Italian perhaps the message isn't getting through :-?
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Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:24 pm

Maybe if they gave the teams 22 balls to play with they all wouldn't need to fight over the one ball...........? :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:48 am

Ben Childs wrote:Here's hoping for England win tonight

Marcella - don't think any footy fans bar French ones like France, far too arrogant at times, which is exactly why other footy fans don't like England as we are guilty of same inflated egos :)


Plenty inflated egos all round in the sport Ben! But some larger than others :wink: I think the high expectations England have is often their downfall and it's not helped by all the media hype.
I really hope USA go through ...... they deserve it after their match today. Brian, I agree, they were robbed.
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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:26 am

I'm glad that Football is finally uniting the country.

It's good to see that English fans have finally joined us in the other home countries in booing the English team too :D


Follow this link to watch a real game....www.atdhe.net/20496/watch-australia-vs-england


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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:09 pm

Neil Davey wrote:I'm glad that Football is finally uniting the country.

It's good to see that English fans have finally joined us in the other home countries in booing the English team too :D


Follow this link to watch a real game....www.atdhe.net/20496/watch-australia-vs-england


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Neil we are playing crap and could well be back on the plane home after the next game..............but at least we are there whereas 1958 is the last time Wales footie qualified for the World Cup finals!!!!
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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:20 pm

Nigel Pugh - Grafityp wrote:Neil we are playing crap and could well be back on the plane home after the next game..............but at least we are there whereas 1958 is the last time Wales footie qualified for the World Cup finals!!!!


Yes but come on Wales aren't really a 'footie' nation, it's not the national game here.

Surely they should be playing better football than this :-?

Anyway aren't you impressed I'm displaying the GC on my avatar :D




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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Shocking performance from England :shake:

It was embarrassing,, It was like they were playing together for the first time.
Capello should have changed the system after the first 20 minutes when it just wasn't working.

But ultimately no spirit in the team just 10 confused looking players, with James having a pretty good game.

It's going to be a hard game to watch on Wednesday :-?

Good on the USA..and they were robbed at the end.
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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Iv'e had more excitement watching paint dry :roll:


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Post Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:46 pm

you'll win on wednesday and get through to the next round ....... you're jammy!!!! :wink:
But at the minute, I have to be honest, you don't deserve to go through, USA deserve it more.

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Marcella Ross wrote:
But at the minute, I have to be honest, you don't deserve to go through, USA deserve it more.


Couldn't agree more Marcella,


We will win on Wednesday if he changes how we play, but certainly won't be a push over

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Marcella Ross wrote:Loved the Ghana goal celebration today! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:


I do a similar dance everytime I sell a sign.... :D
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This was as much as I noticed today, I was busy weeding.
The garden kind not the vinyl kind or the reefer kind.
I wonder if Rob is taller than Beckham?
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Post Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:20 pm

the first thought when I saw that too Jill was how small David Beckham is! Didn't realise he's as small.

Been watching most of the ITV coverage just for half time to listen to Patrick Vieira :love: :love: and he's sooooo easy on the eye. Best bit about the world cup so far! :wink: :D
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:54 am

What about poor 'Kaka' being sent off for Brazil.......absolutely shamefull, the IC player should be sent home and made an example of.

I wouldn't mind but the ref didn't even see it :o


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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:33 am

yeah, that was the worst red card ever, the ref was looking away from them. I felt sorry for him.
Apparently yellow cards can't be appealed and his is will stand as will the one game ban. :( But the IC player should get a ban for his conduct when they have a look back at the incident.
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:21 pm

I think these days FIFA are very reluctant to punish players retrospectively unless the ref makes mention of an incident in his report. In a big tournament like the WC they are not going to start publicly undermining the officials so no chance of punishment for IC player, nor turnover of ban for Kaka.

Besides this is why you take your 23 best players, if one is injured/banned then another takes the place. Harsh rules but that's football for you!

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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:23 pm

Hey Georgio ....... watch out, my team just won 7 - 0, maybe our meeting on friday might be a bit more interesting than I thought after all! :D
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:26 pm

Marcella Ross wrote:Hey Georgio ....... watch out, my team just won 7 - 0, maybe our meeting on friday might be a bit more interesting than I thought after all! :D


Who were they playing, England?


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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:31 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Oxo are introducing a new white oxo cube with a red cross on it in support of the England team, they're calling it the laughing stock. :wink:
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:41 pm

Ben Childs wrote:Looks like I am going to lose my tenner on England reaching the final :(


Don't give up hope just yet Ben, Many teams that have reached the semi's and the final have played very poorly during group stages just scraping through.... :wink: A descent win on Wednesday will make all the difference.

Rivaldo was fined for this in 2002, but not banned http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RKo_50sWW4

I guess what goes around comes around :-?


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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:29 am

Rivaldo deserved to be banned for that, absolutely disgusting simulation.

There is still hope but after all the media stories over the past few days I can't see much hope, especially with Carragher now suspended. Leaves us with Dawson who has no international experience and Upson who played for a team that almost got relegated. Doesn't fill me with confidence.

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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:33 am

I have had a vision that England will win 2.0 tomorrow and then go on to win the world cup :-?
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:35 am

their's a kiss of death :lol1:
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:48 am

No I am the kiss of death.
Is Serbia dead yet?
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Ben Childs wrote: Upson who played for a team that almost got relegated. Doesn't fill me with confidence.


Ben, you cannot I repeat cannot win the world cup without any West Ham players believe me :D If Upson starts take it as a good omen.



Jill, Serbia are still well in the chase..can't get rid of that flag yet.


Phill ''I have had a vision that England will win 2.0 tomorrow and then go on to win the world cup''

I'm liking your vision Phill :o


France were awaful, and felt sorry for the hosts, they almost made it.



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Doesn't the US play sometime tomorrow?
My days are all mixed up, I've been doing the brown acid again.
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Jillbeans wrote:Doesn't the US play sometime tomorrow?
My days are all mixed up, I've been doing the brown acid again.
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3pm our time tomorrow, same as England. 10am your time?
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:39 pm

I tried looking it up. GMT, daylight savings time, I haven't a clue. I am on EST in daylight savings time.
But I will try and catch something of the game.
When does Serbia play next please?
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Serbia v Australia 23 Jun 7:30pm (United Kingdom Time)

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Jillbeans wrote:I tried looking it up. GMT, daylight savings time, I haven't a clue. I am on EST in daylight savings time.
But I will try and catch something of the game.
When does Serbia play next please?


If you look at the link to the fixtures somebody posted earlier, there is an option at the top to switch to your local time.

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we may get a few goals first half as we play left to right :-?
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Bah. Nice attacking football from Greece then.....
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George Elsmore wrote:we may get a few goals first half as we play left to right :-?

oh lol thats brilliant...need a wind behind us too!!
oh I do hope it is not a sad sad sad game this afternoon..its so depressing...Im just getting over the last one..

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Jamie Wood wrote:Bah. Nice attacking football from Greece then.....


Terrible Jamie...I just don't get it, they had a chance of going through if they won..and yet they were playing for a draw :-?

Took some time but they thoroughly deserved to loose in the end.


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I'll be in the pub later today hoping for a 3-1 result as well Martin :wink:
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Neil Speirs wrote:I'll be in the pub later today hoping for a 3-1 result as well Martin :wink:



Good Man Neil.....there's a few of us watching it later.


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Martin Cole wrote:One good thing about working for yourself..you can just close the doors and get infront of a TV :o

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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:17 pm

ESPN starts coverage at 9:30 am.
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Got tickets two to see England if anyone wants them?

























They are landing at GATWICK on Thursday Morning :D
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:56 pm

Here's a little joke to lighten the tension at the mo.......

I asked Fabio Capello if he thought England would go 4-4-2 today. He said "No, I think they will go 7-4-7, it's bigger and offers more leg room." :D

I'm not drunk, but, I think England have to win today to lift the country in the wake of the emergency Budget we had yesterday. No pressure then :-?


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Dave n Rob Lowery wrote:Got tickets two to see England if anyone wants them?

They are landing at GATWICK on Thursday Morning :D


THE POWER OF POSITIVITY!!!!

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Cheryl Smith wrote:
Dave n Rob Lowery wrote:Got tickets two to see England if anyone wants them?

They are landing at GATWICK on Thursday Morning :D


THE POWER OF POSITIVITY!!!!

anyone got any I can have??



Come over here and watch it Cheryl, loads of positive vibes.

I firmly believe if we get through and get our act together we can go all the way...still haven't seen a truly unbeatable team yet, Argies although on max points are beatable.



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I have it on now but the TV is set to MUTE, can't stand those horns.
Also hate how FIFA goes across the screen.
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:59 pm

At last something to give us that "feel good factor". Well done England :D
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Gary Birch wrote:At last something to give us that "feel good factor". Well done England :D
. Here. Here Gary! I said 1-0 :wink: Great result and doesn't matter we ended up second..,bring it on :D. Well done USA...who would have thought, aye.....
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Those tickets I have are still valid for Monday morning :wink:
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ere we go....
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Jillbeans wrote:I have it on now but the TV is set to MUTE, can't stand those horns.
Also hate how FIFA goes across the screen.
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Do you know Jill.........that was the first match where there were hardly any horn honking.......lots of good old English chanting!!! well done England...
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Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:39 am

Hi all
I've been in France for the last two weeks, when my wife booked it I nearly had a fit! But I gotta say there was 'une petit peu entertainment' watching it all in the home of the one armed bandits! :D :D

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Welcome back Harry.....In France watching the World Cup :o how did it go down oout there


What really p1sses me off is that France wasted a place, Ireland what have given it a real shot at things and would have been far more entertaining to watch....

Also couldn't believe Henry came on for about 20 minutes and still managed to hand ball again :-?


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brilliant brilliant brilliant game by Slovakia...3-2 putting out Italy and going through themselves...shame New Zealand out but they were above Italy who finished bottom of the table...so glad I got to see that game!!
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Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:06 pm

I was in Paris when the French went out on Tuesday . ... :o Even yesterday when the Algerians went out the city was unhappy as there is a huge French/Algerian community there. Home today
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Knew the English would get through, I did say you would, but now you'll HAVE to play good or your out on your ear! :wink:

Delighted USA went through they so deserved it.

As for Italy ..... oh dear! The last 10 minutes of the match was tremendous, if the Italians had played like that from the start they wouldn't be on the plane home!
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Martin Cole wrote:Welcome back Harry.....In France watching the World Cup :o how did it go down oout there


Couldn't find a Frenchman or woman who wasn't ashamed of them Martin

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Lets get ready for Sunday!!!

http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk/uksignboards.com


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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:12 pm

And then there were 14....Congratulations to Ghana and to Uruguay for reaching the qtr finals.


England's route in, thanks to USA's 92nd minute goal > Germany > Argentina > Spain then Brazil in the final......simples :-?




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come on germany :lol1:

think i'll have a wee drink watchin this game :roll:

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:34 pm

4 -1, 20 minutes to go and you've got to admit Germany are class compared to England.

I feel sorry for all the English fans who traveled out to SA, maybe the England players should club together and reimburse the fans.

A shocking performance in the whole comp so far, how on earth they thought they'd win the World Cup is beyond me.

If I were English I'd feel so aggrieved against those overpaid bunch of prima donnas.

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:44 pm

Think your right...Embarrassing as usual....

Robbed of a goal tho...

Out of 64 million+ people in England surely we should be able to find 11 players who want, and who can, play football and earn £75k per week to kick a ball.

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Don't know what all the fuss is about...it's only a game of football :-?

Anyway back to Wimbledon..what about that 63-61 match in the last set..incredible.


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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:53 pm

Martin, your post has changed....


I have to admit, german are so connected and fast! our back was not working
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Marcella Ross wrote:oh Neil, you've not won the sweepstake!!!!


I don't think he'll loose sleep over that Marcella..I can see him smiling from here.

All in all we were CRAP..defending a complete and utter shambbles, good on the German's they should have won by more.

HOWEVER..if this isn't a case for goal line technology I don't know what is, a multi-multi million pound sport with decisions like that..incredible. Not that I think it would have made any difference :(



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Gerrard, Rooney, Lampard, Defoe - nearly 100 goals between them for their clubs last season.......


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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:31 pm

I felt sorry for Lampard, shocking decision. But it made no difference at all. England were pants. As usual full of expectation and arrogance then fell on their ar$e!!!

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Honest I did try to find out if Serbia is still in the game.
I know USA is not.
Can I change my flag yet?
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Marcella Ross wrote:oh Neil, you've not won the sweepstake!!!!


Oh b*gger

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:26 pm

Without a doubt England did equalise before half time. A poor decision by the referee not to allow the goal and why weren't the linesmen consulted?

Germany always claimed that if they had not been awarded the goal against them in the 1966 final (which clearly did not cross the line then) they too would have had a different match.

Also - England played in Red and Germany in white in both games - spooky or what :o

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Jillbeans wrote:Can I change my flag yet?


I think we'll let you get your Stars & Stripes back up now Jill...


Neil, do you think you might need counseling to try and recover from England going out, don't do anything silly now, it's only a game :D


Worst bit of this is having to remove the 2mtr sticker off the back of my van tomorrow :(


Phill, could have been a different outcome if it had been awarded, to go in half time 2-2 would have lifted England....and with Lampard hitting the cross bar with his next free kick....BUT I feel we still would have lost, we were simply out classed,we were just unbelievably poor at the back
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I dont even bother about footie usually, but did my bit as far as stickers, needless to say they they were removed PDQ
anyone else care to show their wasted efforts?
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:40 pm

WOW Peter! That is some big sticker on the back of your pick up!

Looks like you can sleep in it and everything....

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:10 pm

Matty Goodwin wrote:WOW Peter! That is some big sticker on the back of your pick up!

Looks like you can sleep in it and everything....


:D :D

here's mine beautifully wrapped in 3164
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:48 pm

Whatever you do, don't mention the recesses - I nearly mentioned it once but think I got away with it :-?
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:02 pm

:lol1: @ Phill

Martin your van looks great too.

The Argentines are doing not too bad eh ........ mind you that Mexican goal was a cracker!
Glenn, fancy swapping teams in the sweepstake? :o
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:05 pm

good job its coming off now. :wink:

nice design
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:06 pm

Martin...Beautifully wrapped? Has your recess got a dent in it?!!!

How come you've changed your pic Peter? Sense of humour gone?

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:08 pm

I'm loving this, the latest Irn Bru campaign ........ their plan to get Scotland to the World Cup in 2034 :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
At least we can laugh at ourselves and know we're never gonna win! This is funny.
http://www.irn-bru.co.uk/bruzil/home.html
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:10 pm

Phill wrote:Whatever you do, don't mention the recesses - I nearly mentioned it once but think I got away with it :-?


Aye Phill and Matty, I told you not to mention the recesses :cry:
It was a tough decision, do it properly and risk stripping it in a coupler of weeks....or doing it in cheap vinyl, knowing it would pop out quickly...I decided on the latter and now we are out glad I'm glad I did :)

I guess you take the risk of potential customers seeing it poping out of recesses, but I won't loose sleep over it.


Yep Argies are good, Mexico goal..a beauty
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:29 pm

Great sense of humour Martin, great design as well!!

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:32 pm

Matty Goodwin wrote:Martin...Beautifully wrapped? Has your recess got a dent in it?!!!

How come you've changed your pic Peter? Sense of humour gone?

Matt


Nah my sense of humour will never die, just cropped to show the england decal,
rather than my camper...

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:38 pm

Fair play Peter, Never did get a call, maybe my phones broken.... :-?
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:01 pm

So that's why you didn't answer when I was drunk dialing you last night Matty.
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:10 pm

Jill, your time or ours? Was it you who left the sexy message?....!!!

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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:27 pm

Shocking that two teams have gone out of the World Cup wondering what might have been. Particularily the Mexicans who were in the game up until the goal. You could physically see the wind had been taken out of their sails. Tragic that one man's stubborn refusal to see the benefits of technology has turned the game into a sham. I think England may have been a different team had they got back to 2-2, tragedy is, we'll never know.
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:32 pm

Fair point Harry It was a good excuse to get half day Wednesday tho!!(drink1)
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:35 pm

Matty Goodwin wrote:Fair point Harry It was a good excuse to get half day Wednesday tho!!(drink1)



Pity the English defence took a half day today! :o :o (sorry folks but he bounced that ball right in front of me! :D :D )
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Post Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:52 pm

Bounced the ball right in front of you Harry?

It was an open goal! and with the new ball etc..referees, non players etc..

Guess we won the world cup!!!!

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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:42 am

Peter Normington wrote:I dont even bother about footie usually, but did my bit as far as stickers, needless to say they they were removed PDQ
anyone else care to show their wasted efforts?
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heres mine peter came off pretty sharpish yesterday
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:05 am

Marcella Ross wrote:England were pants.


sums it up for me
my flag came off my roof n in the bin last night.
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:40 am

To be fair, I don't think they deserved to be there after the first 2 performances.

That said I do think that had the goal been allowed we had the Germans rattled and the game could have gone in a very different direction.

Very disappointing!!
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:00 am

I've heard on the radio that the England team are now flying into Glasgow airport for a hero's welcome, open top bus & everything laid on for them :wink: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:25 am

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

The jokes were coming in thick and fast to my mobile last night.
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:53 am

Did you hear Chris Waddle on The Chris Evans show this morning, he played clips of his commentating and slamming the F.A. after it all went pear shaped.


I say put Harry Redknapp as manager and give him a free reign to do what ever he wants without disruption from the suits behind the scenes.
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:00 am

Martin Cole wrote:Did you hear Chris Waddle on The Chris Evans show this morning, he played clips of his commentating and slamming the F.A. after it all went pear shaped.


I say put Harry Redknapp as manager and give him a free reign to do what ever he wants without disruption from the suits behind the scenes.


Either him or Roy Hodgson mate. Let's have an english man back in charge.
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Post Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:41 am

Just noticed it's me against you tomorrow night Martin! :o
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