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Topic: A really, really stupid question about the World Cup...

Aside from, how come James Bond is manager of the Swiss team?


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And how come we haven't started a World Cup thread yet?

It's those Red Square backdrops for the BBC and ITV shows, to when the presenters and guests chat about the match.

Does that mean they actually have a studio nr Red Square, and that's the live background?

Or is it simply a big plasma screen behind them, with a live feed of what is going on there, and the studio is elsewhere?

Anyway, having it in Russia has done wonders for team etiquette. You don't see players surround the referee after a controversial decision - over there it's more than two in a protest and you get arrested.   ajb007/biggrin

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The reason why we have no World Cup thread is that most of us have a life ,and we have better things to do

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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always shaken wrote:

The reason why we have no World Cup thread is that most of us have a life ,and we have better things to do

No, it’s because we are all watching the football instead ajb007/martini

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The Joy Of 6

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Well I'm out in my garden watching flocks of bright green paraqueets (a small parrot) chase each other round the trees

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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I used to have a beautiful  neighbour  and she had
The biggest  paraqueets I've ever seen  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Well now I think of it I was watching 22 bird brains chasing around green stuff

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Oh, THAT'S why things have been so quiet around here.....

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There are no stupid questions about the World Cup, only stupid referees!  ajb007/biggrin

To respond to your original question, although I haven't been watching any WC coverage, when events like this happen - not just sports, but big news stories etc - those studio booths usually are located in the location shown. It's good advertising for the host city/country. However, as you wondered, there are also times when the studio just has a live video feed in the background. Unfortunately, I can't answer your question but I'd guess that they're actually there.

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Now we have a World Cup thread  ajb007/lol I did notice that one of the bookmakers was offering very good odds on England getting to the play offs , or what ever the terminology is ajb007/rolleyes so they obviously believe their money is safe

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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I must admit I am starting to watch the Germany  v Sweden match , only because I have German family you understand , and my old mate (mr Higgins ) I'm sure will be glued to the box , come you whites

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Given as how the EU have plans for a European Army. I
Wonder when we'll see an EU football team ?  ajb007/tongue  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Given as how the EU have plans for a European Army. I
Wonder when we'll see an EU football team ?  ajb007/tongue  ajb007/biggrin

EUFC  ? TP could be the start of a new post , get everyone to name their EUFC team   Oops the Swedes have just scored , IKEA 1 BMW 0

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Just a random thought on the World Cup , I did watch the IKEA v BMW match Lat night , and the thought crossed my mind that not since the war , has Russia had so many Germans in its country , which is great that we can all get on in sport

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Well Panama were good weren't they?   ajb007/lol

I can see Germany winning it now after last nights comeback.  Though they may have to drop Boateng once his suspension has finished.

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Here we have an expression used about the very smartest football players:"He knows were the goal is."
Is that praise or something simular used in other countries?

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We’re having a brilliant World Cup time here. The clubhouse on our gated community is open for all the games which means that the last ones played in the day don’t end until about 03.00. It’s like a League of Nations with ex-pats from all over the world. New friendships have been forged and there is lots of good humoured banter. Sport, especially football, is great at bringing people together and the world would be a poorer place without it.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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Wow Germany out !  Good news for me though as I've got
S.Korea in the office world cup sweep stake  ajb007/wink

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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The Bride just said to me "If you sit very quietly, you can hear the Brazilians laughing".

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Wow Germany out !  Good news for me though as I've got
S.Korea in the office world cup sweep stake  ajb007/wink


Hate to tell you TP but South Korea are out too  ajb007/lol

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ajb007/lol  shows how much I follow the world cup

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I'm really enjoying the Uruguay  v Portugal  match !   ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Two great matches today.  France and Argentina was a classic, and enjoyed Uruguay and Portugal too.

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Well played England, .... Good at penalties at last !  ajb007/cheers

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Who'd have thought it,  England finally win a penalty shoot out!  Winning the world cup is surely now secondary to that.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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We never make it easy for ourselves, but seems anything is possible these days!
Well done lads!

Cheers  ajb007/bond
P.S it’s carnage here and probably everywhere else as well. Need a few days to get over the stress of it!!!!

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!