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World Cup Willies

Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:52 pm

As the 2014 tournament in Brazil looms, who do we think might win the right to call themselves 'World Champions'?

Could it be one of Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, or maybe an African nation or other 'outsider'? It surely won't be England!

And shall we have a 'clean' contest, or has the infamous Sepp Blatter already decided to give a late 'wild card' to Qatar for a surprise triumph?

How will the whole business be refereed ? I have major fears for the honesty of officials , many of whom seem to be available to the highest bidder, thereby making it tricky to judge whether it is the players or officials who are the most dishonest.

But,for now, there is all to play for - so let's get on with the show...
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Post by boatlady on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:03 pm

I always think the proliferation of St George's flags provides a marvellous opportunity for xenophobes to do their thing - as a result, i rarely take any interest in the event - I wish the England team would choose a different symbol - St George has been occupied by the xenophobes and outright racists, in my (rather jaundiced) view
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Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:25 pm

The symbol of the England team is surely the Three Lions on their badge, boatlady?

But any symbol can be hijacked by malicious idiots, so any change might be fruitless anyway.

So forget those morons and watch the footy  - where a completely different set of morons hold sway...    Very Happy
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Post by boatlady on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:14 pm

You may be right ---
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Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:35 pm

There is a first time for everything...    Shocked
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Post by Dan Fante on Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:50 am

I was expecting to see either the infamous Peter Beardsley photo or the Paul Scholes one when I saw the title of the thread Wink
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Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:08 pm

Blatter and Platini Confer on the World Cup...



" Have the cheques arrived yet, Michel? We must decide soon who is going to win this thing..."
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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:32 pm

England - oh dear.

Spain - oh dear, oh dear.

Johnathan Pearce, BBC commentator - oh dear. oh dear, oh dear.

Wimbledon, anyone...?
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:26 pm

I fancy Sharapova.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:15 pm

But moving swiftly on .... two weeks from now Silverstone stages the British Grand Prix, which Hamilton will be trying quite hard to win.  But there is in any case a good chance of hearing God Save the Queen at the awards ceremony, as eight out of the eleven competing teams have their F1 facilities in Britain.*

*Caterham, Force India, Lotus, McLaren, Marussia, Mercedes, Red Bull and Williams.
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:49 pm

Next Sunday's Football World Cup finalists Argentina and Germany after a couple of hours boredom followed by ten minutes brown-trouser time for Netherlands supporters.
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Post by Ivan on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:46 pm

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Post by Phil Hornby on Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:06 pm

Two Popes - one World Cup Final


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Post by boatlady on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:08 pm

Ivan - that was a joke!!!

 Very Happy Smile lol! sunny
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Post by Ivan on Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:20 am

I wonder if Sam Allardyce will still be the England manager by the time of the 2018 World Cup? Or by tomorrow? If he's sacked now, he will be the most successful England manager ever, with a 100% record.......  Shocked


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Re: World Cup Willies

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:21 pm

Money is the root of all evil
Money is the root of all evil
Won't contaminate myself with it
Take it away, take it away, take it away, take it away
Take it away, take it away, take it away, take it away

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