World cup - looking forward?

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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Jun 2018, 5:24am

Maybe the best result would be if the "UK" team loses in the final

Then the quiet times for cycling, walking etc will be most numerous

I suspect an awful lot of fuel would be saved cos motons stay home instead of going driving for fun or to try the ice-cream 30 miles away. Or do they make it up later?

After "we" won the cup in 1966 there was a great mood of optimism, the economy picked up, the UK joined the EU, +1!
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby Cunobelin » 14 Jun 2018, 6:28am

francovendee wrote:No! The TV will be full of it and I've never liked football. If it was Rugby Union or Cricket I'd feel differently.
The following football enjoys it will please a lot of people.
I take comfort that the TDF is not far away :D



I am finding this rather funny.

There was a lot of (often vitriolic) complaint about the coverage of the Royal Wedding, yet we accept the far greater coverage of football with very little argument

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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby mjr » 14 Jun 2018, 9:44am

World class women's cycle racing in nearby Suffolk, so BBC Norfolk leads on... a men's football team with no local interest AFAIK that is going to play a match far away at some time. Sexism, bike-bashing or what?
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby francovendee » 15 Jun 2018, 2:24pm

Cunobelin wrote:
francovendee wrote:No! The TV will be full of it and I've never liked football. If it was Rugby Union or Cricket I'd feel differently.
The following football enjoys it will please a lot of people.
I take comfort that the TDF is not far away :D



I am finding this rather funny.

There was a lot of (often vitriolic) complaint about the coverage of the Royal Wedding, yet we accept the far greater coverage of football with very little argument

Couldn't bear to watch the Royal wedding either. I wonder if the Royal divorce will get as much coverage?

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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby mjr » 15 Jun 2018, 3:57pm

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2018-06 ... -cup-2018/ gives your riding times:

Game 1: Monday 18th June, 7pm
Game 2: Sunday 24th June, 1pm
Game 3: Thursday 28th June, 7pm

If England finish first in Group G… They’ll play Monday 2nd July 2, 7pm, v runner-up of Group H

If England finish second in Group G… They’ll play Tuesday 3rd July, 7pm

If England finish first in Group G and win their round of 16 Match… They’ll play Friday 6th July, 7pm

If England finish second in Group G and win their round of 16 Match… They’ll play Saturday 7th July, 3pm

If England finish first in Group G and win their quarter-final… They’ll play Tuesday 10th July, 7pm

If England finish second in Group G and win their quarter-final… They’ll play Wednesday 11th July, 7pm

the final will air on Sunday 15th July, 4pm ...
The losers of both semi-final games will face off on Saturday 14th July, 3pm
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby reohn2 » 15 Jun 2018, 4:16pm

Cunobelin wrote:
francovendee wrote:No! The TV will be full of it and I've never liked football. If it was Rugby Union or Cricket I'd feel differently.
The following football enjoys it will please a lot of people.
I take comfort that the TDF is not far away :D



I am finding this rather funny.

There was a lot of (often vitriolic) complaint about the coverage of the Royal Wedding, yet we accept the far greater coverage of football with very little argument

Football's a bit faster moving and arguable more entertaining.
I'll be watching some matches,but didn't watch the royal wedding as I had some paint needing watching dry :wink:
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby Si » 15 Jun 2018, 4:20pm

Another reason to hate the world cup...they've interrupted my day-time tv coach potatoing.....no Bargain Hunt today and no Tipping Point yesterday (one of my favourite programs ever as all of the contestants are so think it makes one feel better about ones limited resources....e.g "What instrument does a flutist play? A: an organ." "What's the longest rider in the UK? A. The Nile" ).

Might have to go ride me bike at this rate.

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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby reohn2 » 15 Jun 2018, 9:09pm

Well, I've just watched Spain v Portugal and seen an amazing football match.
Ronaldo is magic! :)
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby reohn2 » 16 Jun 2018, 4:03pm

Iceland v Argentina
Iceland,merkilegt! :)
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby Mick F » 16 Jun 2018, 4:48pm

Just come back from a (real ale) beer or three from one of our local pubs, and they had a telly on in one of the back rooms with football showing on it.
Dunno what it's all about and why people want to sit there and watch this stuff, but there was half a dozen blokes largered up and watching it.
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby reohn2 » 16 Jun 2018, 5:06pm

Mick F wrote:Just come back from a (real ale) beer or three from one of our local pubs, and they had a telly on in one of the back rooms with football showing on it.
Dunno what it's all about and why people want to sit there and watch this stuff, but there was half a dozen blokes largered up and watching it.

The same can be said for any sport,transpotting,royalty,rubik's cubing,forums :wink: ,etc,etc,etc.
You're either interested or not :)
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby Mick F » 16 Jun 2018, 6:53pm

Rubik's cube?
Don't get me onto that again!
I often idly do it of an evening.

I have this idea of buying a couple of cubes and giving them to friends and teaching how to do it.
Boring?
No worse than football methinks. :lol:
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Jun 2018, 6:56pm

I just completed a sudoku puzzle :wink:
Not too exciting
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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby reohn2 » 16 Jun 2018, 8:16pm

Mick F wrote:Rubik's cube?
Don't get me onto that again!
I often idly do it of an evening.

I have this idea of buying a couple of cubes and giving them to friends and teaching how to do it.
Boring?
No worse than football methinks. :lol:

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Re: World cup - looking forward?

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Jun 2018, 8:38pm

Talking of Rubik Cubes (didn't we have a recent thread about them?) - well I'm still baffled over this totally evil dodecahedron-shaped variant sitting on our coffee table, known in the trade as the Megaminx:
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As you can probably see, I've got the top two layers, and a bit of the third, solved. I reckon this is as far as I'll get....

Not something to battle away at 24/7 - even if you're totally bored with the footie. One soon throws the vile thing down in disgust. How anyone with a shred of compassion can have dreamt up this form of torture.... :twisted:
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