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I have a stupid question: when does it end?  ajb007/shifty

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Oh, it doesn't end...  ajb007/crap

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I have a idea for future world cups . I might even write to the FA . My idea is to do away with penalties . We all hate them . And if it's a draw then the team that has most yellow cards because of their low down cheating shirt pulling filthy antics loses ,This will cut out the help my I'm dying rolling around on the floor trying to cheat at the stroke of a pen

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

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I'm not sure I can deal with Saturday ..... my heart rate is only just coming down !!!!

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I'm not sure I can deal with Saturday either. Football on screen is the mortal enemy of bands playing in pubs.  ajb007/frown

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I’ve just walked back from the clubhouse in the rain after watching England play through the night - it’s 06.00 here. What a night of unscripted drama! I find it incredible how anyone cannot get caught up in the excitement of it all. Boo - hiss - to all you football haters  ajb007/lol  ajb007/biggrin

I’m off to bed will not be up until after midday. Goodnight all.

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

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For excitement, heart pounding, and high blood pressure
It has to be Women's beach volleyball. !  ajb007/biggrin

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Now you know why I take a daily walk down to the beach  ajb007/lol

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

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always shaken wrote:

I have a idea for future world cups . I might even write to the FA . My idea is to do away with penalties . We all hate them . And if it's a draw then the team that has most yellow cards because of their low down cheating shirt pulling filthy antics loses ,This will cut out the help my I'm dying rolling around on the floor trying to cheat at the stroke of a pen

Only problem then is refs need to be more consistent and the diving will prob be increased to con the ref into booking a player. 

Bizarre thing about yesterdays game is that Colombia looked good from the 70th min onwards when they finally decided to play and stop taking players out  ajb007/lol

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I suppose it might be worse had So-called Islamic State fielded a team and gone on to qualify...

Not sure England would fare well in that shoot-out...   ajb007/crap

Agree about welshboy78; Colombia lost on penalties twice really, had they not been keen to foul all the time their goal in open play would have been the winner - unless of course you count all the times England might have scored but always got taken down I suppose.

Still can't say England look like Finalists really and to a neutral that was possibly the most boring of the recent matches.

That said I am mighty grateful we don't have a World Cup song or World Cup Evening Comedy Show to deal with this time round.

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welshboy78 wrote:
always shaken wrote:

I have a idea for future world cups . I might even write to the FA . My idea is to do away with penalties . We all hate them . And if it's a draw then the team that has most yellow cards because of their low down cheating shirt pulling filthy antics loses ,This will cut out the help my I'm dying rolling around on the floor trying to cheat at the stroke of a pen

Only problem then is refs need to be more consistent and the diving will prob be increased to con the ref into booking a player. 

Bizarre thing about yesterdays game is that Colombia looked good from the 70th min onwards when they finally decided to play and stop taking players out  ajb007/lol

I suspect that most of the game's biggest divers are quite capable of playing honest football, there's just no incentive for them to do so (I love the fact that FIFA pretty much eliminated people taking their shirts off in celebration when they score a goal but have still made no inroads when it comes to referees being surrounded and intimidated or players trying to con red and yellow cards for their opponents). I remember when Jurgen Klinsmann signed for Spurs. He was a completely different player for Tottenham than we'd seen before because he knew that - at that time - English refs were far more strict about diving than those he'd played with previously. He was a reasonably sure-footed player for Spurs and yet still just as good as he'd been before which does suggest that most players are quite capable of keeping their feet when told to!

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Barbel wrote:

I'm not sure I can deal with Saturday either. Football on screen is the mortal enemy of bands playing in pubs.  ajb007/frown


I missed the first part of the England match because I was in a Toby Carvery (don't judge me) and this particular one has a huge TV in the drinking area ... it is always on but on that night for some inexplicable reason it was off. I wondered if it was a deliberate decision by manager.

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Lady Rose wrote:
Barbel wrote:

I'm not sure I can deal with Saturday either. Football on screen is the mortal enemy of bands playing in pubs.  ajb007/frown


I missed the first part of the England match because I was in a Toby Carvery (don't judge me) and this particular one has a huge TV in the drinking area ... it is always on but on that night for some inexplicable reason it was off. I wondered if it was a deliberate decision by manager.

Probably didn’t want the carnage that would follow if we won  ajb007/biggrin
Though based on past history he need not have worried - except this time they pulled it out the bag! So probably a wise choice.

Cheers  ajb007/bond

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I must say that so far the tournament has been great .the stadiums look well kept and the pitches look perfect. I saw an interview with some England fans , and they said their travel/visits/etc had been trouble free , with no signs of marauding Russian fans beating people up . Every one they said had been most welcoming . I'm sure our gutter press would revel in taking photos of England fans fighting . But all seems quiet and good natured , But with out being blinkered I'm sure Mr Putin has made it very clear ,that if there is any trouble from his countrymen , they can't expect a very long stint in the Gulag .Hmmm sounds like a good idea for Britain . If you commit crime Ie like this spate of moped ram raiding . You can expect 20 years in the Scrubs

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

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always shaken wrote:

I must say that so far the tournament has been great .the stadiums look well kept and the pitches look perfect. I saw an interview with some England fans , and they said their travel/visits/etc had been trouble free , with no signs of marauding Russian fans beating people up . Every one they said had been most welcoming . I'm sure our gutter press would revel in taking photos of England fans fighting . But all seems quiet and good natured , But with out being blinkered I'm sure Mr Putin has made it very clear ,that if there is any trouble from his countrymen , they can't expect a very long stint in the Gulag .Hmmm sounds like a good idea for Britain . If you commit crime Ie like this spate of moped ram raiding . You can expect 20 years in the Scrubs

That my dear boy is called punishment - we are all about rehab these days. It’s more user friendly - but sadly less of a deterrent  ajb007/biggrin

Most Russians I have met are lovely people - let’s face it for decades we sat either side of a wall expecting the other would throw a nuke. It never happened and now globalisation, the internet and football (among other sports) have broken down many of those barriers  ajb007/biggrin

Could almost say the world was at peace were it not for the latest shernanigans in Aylesbury   ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond

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always shaken wrote:

I'm sure Mr Putin has made it very clear ,that if there is any trouble from his countrymen , they can't expect a very long stint in the Gulag...

Putin instructed the FSB to visit the ‘football thugs’ and ‘ask’ them to either leave the country or stay indoors during the World Cup...looks like it worked  ajb007/biggrin

Can’t wait for 3pm Saturday...and the match...Chester v Liverpool  ajb007/martini

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The Joy Of 6

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I bet it's not the first or last time the FSB asks football hooligans to do what Putin wants them to do.

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I know lots of Russians (none ex-KGB or current-FSB as far as I'm aware!), and they are indeed a great bunch. Great senses of humour, love of culture (classical music, literature and booze!) and just all around great sorts. It's very hard to compare them to what Putin and his pals get up to. I don't raise Putin with them as I don't want to be disappointed if they admit to loving him, and I don't want to upset them if they hate him!

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Anyway judging by the amount of fans that are in Russia from all over the world .there doesn't seem to be a shortage of money around , and we keep getting told "oh but there's a world recession on etc etc "some one isn't telling the truth  ajb007/mad  ajb007/mad

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

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https://news.sky.com/story/the-goalkeep … k-11428970
The penalty kick, was invented by a player from ..... N.Ireland

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Congratulations to England,  it was a great game today  ajb007/cheers

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Wow what a night! Most of the good people in the clubhouse from all over the world have started to root for England when their own countries have been knocked out and we have been singing Three Lions Football’s Coming Home joyously. Can’t wait until Wednesday  ajb007/cheers

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

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Funny how it's only European teams left in the cup , I would bet the great man himself Pele , would have been ashamed of Brazil's dismal performance last night, now if they spent more time showing off their undoubted football skills .than shirt pulling , cheating and general acting like a bunch of tarts , oh ref he broke my finger nail now I'm going to die ,they might have won , Now the Brazil team of the Mexico World Cup now that was a team , they were the masters of football ,this lot belong in RADA .

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

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always shaken wrote:

Funny how it's only European teams left in the cup , I would bet the great man himself Pele , would have been ashamed of Brazil's dismal performance last night, now if they spent more time showing off their undoubted football skills .than shirt pulling , cheating and general acting like a bunch of tarts , oh ref he broke my finger nail now I'm going to die ,they might have won , Now the Brazil team of the Mexico World Cup now that was a team , they were the masters of football ,this lot belong in RADA .

Harsh, every team has players that dive or make the most of the slightest touch....and Brazil were denied a stonewall penalty...

Great game today though...very proud of the players...Chester 0 Liverpool 7 ajb007/martini

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The Joy Of 6

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Yes Sir Miles I totally agree about the penalty . There was no doubt about it , but as the pundits said after the game , they only had them selves to blame , the ref thought "oh here we go again another claim for a non existent penalty ,only got them selves to blame

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