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No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:05 pm

 grumpy   grumpy   grumpy   grumpy   grumpy   grumpy 

Am I going to have to pretend to be interested in tennis for the next couple of days or something?

What's the matter with them? Play another game each. No, play two more games each. It's outrageous to give them a rest when we all want more matches. Abolish penalty shoot-outs and bring the Swiss back, they'll be playing for a fortnight without scoring anyway.

Get the Scots over to play in some kind of plate tournament - they can go up against the Faroe Islands if we need a proper, intensive level of competition.

Or bring the Americans back. That'll give them all the chance to pretend they're not interested again.

Anything, but I want football!  hissyfit 

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:10 pm

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
Anything, but I want football!

http://www.nfl.com/

http://www.arenafootball.com/


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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:15 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
http://www.nfl.com/

http://www.arenafootball.com/

Is that an advert for the latest Robocop film or something? Are there people involved in that, or do they recruit from the Borg?
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:15 pm

You did have to remind me, you GIT, right!!!

I'm trying to cope by discussing that ESP-FRA game last night, but it's just not the same!!
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:20 pm

Two days of Traffic on the Roads.It was Fun when people were Indoors watching Tv.  Smile
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:21 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 2):
Is that an advert for the latest Robocop film or something? Are there people involved in that, or do they recruit from the Borg?

Never watched it - BUT, Anchorage now has an Arena Football Team . . . so new it's not on the official site yet . . . but it's done . . .
http://www.adn.com/sports/professional/story/7894628p-7788019c.html

I watch REAL Football . . .  duck 
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
It was Fun when people were Indoors watching Tv.

You clearly haven't been to Germany...watching football AT HOME?????? Nobody does that: 750,000 people at the Fanmile in Berlin, 75,000 people in Frankfurt at the Main-Arena, there are thousands od venues all over the country that are totally overcrowded, all the pubs, too.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5):
I watch REAL Football . . .

It must get rather boring though. I mean, the ref must blow the whistle for handball every two seconds. Is there anyone left on the pitch by half-time?
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:24 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Two days of Traffic on the Roads.It was Fun when people were Indoors watching Tv.

One german car magazine did Autobahn-racing in a 911 during the final in 2002 (Germany vs Brazil)... He met only one car in 2 hours... A Ferrari. His average speed was something around 150mph
 
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:26 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 8):
One german car magazine did Autobahn-racing in a 911 during the final in 2002 (Germany vs Brazil)... He met only one car in 2 hours... A Ferrari. His average speed was something around 150mph

You know you're a football fan when your first reaction is not "Wow, that's impressive", but instead "You sad git. Fancy not watching the World Cup final when your team's involved."  Wink
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:29 pm

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
Get the Scots over to play



Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
the Americans

There that'll do, a football version of non_av, Gkirk and KROC. The outcome would be the same as it is around here too, Scotland would get the shit ripped out of them leaving them bitter and twisted.

Maybe we could put a sheep on the pitch too, for a laugh.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:31 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
Maybe we could put a sheep on the pitch too, for a laugh.

It'd spoil the suspense. The sheep would score a hat-trick and win.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:33 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
I mean, the ref must blow the whistle for handball every two seconds

Remember that Portugal-Netherlands game last weekend? That bloody Russian did blow the whistle every 2 seconds, too!!! Though not exactly for handball!
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:36 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 11):
The sheep would score

With Scotland around, always.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:41 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
With Scotland around, always.

How can they score pinned down to the ground by 11 horny Scots??!!
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:41 pm

Damn does that mean we have to make conversation with our partners for the next two evenings ??  Wink

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
Abolish penalty shoot-outs and bring the Swiss back, they'll be playing for a fortnight without scoring anyway.

We could keep penalty shootouts and the Swiss still wouldn't score  duck 


Perhaps a Scotland vs Switzerland match - just to force us to watch tennis for the next two days Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:43 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
Damn does that mean we have to make conversation with our partners for the next two evenings ??

I think I ought to re-introduce myself to her first, actually.

Quoting Andreas (Reply 12):
That bloody Russian did blow the whistle every 2 seconds, too!!! Though not exactly for handball!

Well, he blew the whistle for handbags. That's nearly the same...
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:07 pm

If its bad now, think what happens once the final is over.

It must be at least two whole weeks before the new domestic season starts....


Still, it gives us two whole days to figure out which one out of Germany or Argentina we want to lose the most  Wink
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:14 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 17):
Still, it gives us two whole days to figure out which one out of Germany or Argentina we want to lose the most

Don't worry, your crappy bunch doesn't have to play either team since the Portuguese will kick your sorry asses all the way back to England  Wink Big grin

Somehow I'd have loved to see GER-ENG in the first knockout round, would have been much easier for us than those sassy Swedes  duck 
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:17 pm

This made me laugh - good to see the guy has got his priorities straight Big grin




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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:21 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 19):
This made me laugh - good to see the guy has got his priorities straight

"If ENGLAND win I will be back at about 1900 and at that point I am afraid you will need to leave."

No worries there... Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:42 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 17):
If its bad now, think what happens once the final is over.

It will mean we are that much closer to college football over here starting in August!

Soccer blows! Offside rules are for sissies!  duck 


Just kidding. I'll watch soccer at WC time but I really hate the offsides rule.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:52 pm

I like Banco's idea, we should start the World Cup Plate; giving a chance for all those unworthy teams to get a run on the world stage, and rub shoulders with their heroes.

Group A
Faroe Is v Isle of Mann
Soloman Is v Fed. States of Micronesia

Group B
Scotland v Shetland Is
Andorra v Vatican City

Group C
Norfolk Is v Gibraltar
Greenland v Australian Antarctic Territory

Winners of group matches play each other, then league format where the goalie has to be a stereotypically disparaging object from that area.

[Edited 2006-06-28 12:55:55]
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:06 pm

Quoting VH-KCT* (Reply 22):
then league format where the goalie has to be a stereotypically disparaging object from that area.

Which means gkirk in the case of Scotland!!
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:11 pm

Quoting Andreas (Reply 23):
Which means gkirk in the case of Scotland!!

and the pope for Vatican City  duck 

or has he played for Germany in the past and is therefore ineligible ??
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:24 pm

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
Am I going to have to pretend to be interested in tennis for the next couple of days or something

Why not I can look at Maria Sharapova for an hour or so.

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
Abolish penalty shoot-outs and bring the Swiss back, they'll be playing for a fortnight without scoring anyway.

LMAO, so true, That was ugly, 0 for 3 on their PK.

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
but I want football!

I like this rest, gives the teams chance to rest up. Besides I am going to pop in the tape of the Italy-Austraila game. That last 5 mins is the greatest. I love watching Totti suck his thumb.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:25 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 24):
and the pope for Vatican City
or has he played for Germany in the past and is therefore ineligible ??

In WW II, does that count??  duck 

Still, much better than gkirk I'm afraid!! Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:28 pm

Quoting Andreas (Reply 26):
Still, much better than gkirk I'm afraid!!

But not as well as Jesus Saves............ Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:36 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 27):
But not as well as Jesus Saves

Yes but he's ineligible, I'm afraid. No mythical figures, half-man-half-beasts, or saviours of all mankind are allowed to play in the inaugural World Cup Plate.

Australian Antarctic Territory will be placing this in goal.

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:42 pm

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
No Football For Two Days

Barely enough time to clean the house, do the dish-washing and feed the dog.  Smile
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:03 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 29):
Barely enough time to clean the house, do the dish-washing and feed the dog.

That's what we have our partners for, Nobby, makes them tired so we don't have to talk to them until Friday afternoon!
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:55 pm

This is the horror, two days without football, what the heck should I watch this afternoon and evening?

I hope some sports channel will show Bundesliga or Champions League repeats from the last season.

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:40 pm

I think FIFA should get the teams that have been elininated play a few freindlies to fill in the voids.

Promote the game?

USA v Poland
Holland Sweden......

oh the possibilities.

I guess everybody would be too bitter about being cut from the tournament to give a shit and just want to go home?

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 32):
I think FIFA should get the teams that have been elininated play a few freindlies to fill in the voids.

How about have another elimination competition amongst the knocked out teams. After each match, the loser plays the loser of another match, until one team is crowned the ultimate loser of the World Cup.

Could be more exciting than the real Final Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:01 pm

I just looked into the TV guide, one sports channels shows tennis, the other shows the athletics championships tonight. I am unimpressed and unamused.  Angry

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:07 pm

You can all watch Wimbledon for the next few days!!!
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:14 pm

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 35):
You can all watch Wimbledon for the next few days!!!

I think I will do that, I am not really interested in tennis but it is better than nothing.

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:15 pm

This just in from the BBC: "People have returned to work today and tomorrow in the UK during the break in World Cup matches. It is believed that productivity declines by 90% on match days and is still 20% less on the break days due to all the workers argueing and discussing the matches. Many employers are considering hiring Americans temporarly for key positions as they have no interest in our football and so that some work will get done during the WC time. One benefit of the WC has been a sharp decline in accidents, traffic and pollution on days that England plays."
 
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
It is believed that productivity declines by 90% on match days

as little as that ??  Wow!

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
Many employers are considering hiring Americans temporarly for key positions as they have no interest in our football and so that some work will get done during the WC time.

Oh now you're just being silly. How ridiculous is that ? All our reports would have the wrong spelling used for starters  duck 
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:32 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 31):
what the heck should I watch this afternoon and evening?

As always, Norbert comes to the rescue *ahem*.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:39 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 39):
I found two rare football movies just for you that may even convince your mistress that you are an intellectual lover of modern arts, instead of just a beer happy couch potato.

Thanks for posting, pretty cool if you ask me! I loved Waldi Hartmann and Franz Beckenbauer with the wheat beer. Big grin

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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:40 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 33):
How about have another elimination competition amongst the knocked out teams. After each match, the loser plays the loser of another match, until one team is crowned the ultimate loser of the World Cup.

Yes great idea....sounds like the only way for England to EVER win a tournament...somehow at least! Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:44 pm

Quoting Andreas (Reply 41):
Yes great idea....sounds like the only way for England to EVER win a tournament...somehow at least!

No that'll be Switzerland - on penalties Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:53 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 42):
No that'll be Switzerland - on penalties

That coming from an Engerlaender....daring, I must say!! Big grin Big grin Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
Anything, but I want football!

Aww poor them...

I guess it must suck everyone else can't look forward to about 12 of their countrymen going at it in Wimbledon in 12 different matches, or ahead to the Basketball World Championships where they come as world champions and favorites to kick butt, or look forward to having three teams in the quarter-finals of the New World's equivalent of the Champions League, or see their rugby footballers ever improving performances, or see the world's best girls go at it in field hockey... While the next 48 hours go by really fast, hehehe.

... And still have their football team in the World Cup.
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting Derico (Reply 44):
I guess it must suck everyone else can't look forward to about 12 of their countrymen going at it in Wimbledon in 12 different matches,

Ah, well. To be fair we also have about 12 players in 12 different matches at Wimbledon. At least for the first couple of days, anyway...
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:45 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 45):
Ah, well. To be fair we also have about 12 players in 12 different matches at Wimbledon. At least for the first couple of days, anyway...

Actually its quite good timing - these are amost certainly the last two days we'll get to see any British players at Wimbledon this year.

Federer should dispense with Henman in all of about half an hour  Wink
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:51 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 46):
Federer should dispense with Henman in all of about half an hour

Doubt it. There's no rain forecast, so why would it take that long?
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:54 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 47):
Doubt it. There's no rain forecast, so why would it take that long?

As the BBC are saying on their live action webpage....

Quote:
1615 BST: There's a massive roar from the Centre Court crowd as the stadium announcer reveals that the Henman-Federer clash has been brought forward.

Can Henman pull off a miracle?

On the positive side, he has a 6-4 career record against Federer, and won their only previous meeting at Wimbledon.

On the downside, that win was five years ago. Federer hasn't lost on grass since 2002. And he's won his last 42 matches on the surface.

Uh-oh...

Erm they don't sound too confident do they ? Big grin
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RE: No Football For Two Days

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 48):
Erm they don't sound too confident do they ?

I know. Can't imagine why. If that was Paul Bettany on Centre Court he'd walk it, wouldn't he?
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