WORLD CUP!!!

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Andrew Camp » Thu May 27, 2010 7:16 pm

Of course, being a NY fan makes Philadelphia's recent sporting successes hard to bear.

Come on Blackhawks!!!
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Ben Purton » Thu May 27, 2010 7:18 pm

yeah we sucked out, I cant watch the depressing Stanley cup this week
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I would die happy if I beat Wood Green in the Eastman Cup final - Richmond LL captain.
Hating the Yankees since 2002. Hating the Jets since 2001.

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Andrew Camp » Thu May 27, 2010 7:22 pm

I'll watch but rooting for Chicago.

Hope Celtics win the NBA.
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Ben Purton » Thu May 27, 2010 7:37 pm

o well at least your not a yankees fan...they to me are like brown shirts..
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Andrew Camp » Thu May 27, 2010 7:42 pm

Ben Purton wrote:o well at least your not a yankees fan...they to me are like brown shirts..

:) Indeed - although I would prefer them to the Phillies.

Last year's World Series line-up was a nightmare for a Mets fan.
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by John Moore » Thu May 27, 2010 8:38 pm

I find this all rather tiresome - I don't mind football and I quite like watching England play. But this has been going on for months already with stickers and albums and all the other marketing crap. Carl and Jack - if we have to have this, can we put it somewhere else rather than Chat. Maybe open a seperate area.

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Scott Freeman » Thu May 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Anyone fancy joining my fantasy league for the World Cup? www.fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk - enter your team and then league name is CCF AND CFC with the number being 8001177. Allcomers welcome. I have a team, my 7 year old son has a team (in my name) and CCF club member Sandy Smyth is in as well so far. Expecting a few more.

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Andrew Camp » Fri May 28, 2010 8:57 am

John Moore wrote:I find this all rather tiresome - I don't mind football and I quite like watching England play. But this has been going on for months already with stickers and albums and all the other marketing crap. Carl and Jack - if we have to have this, can we put it somewhere else rather than Chat. Maybe open a seperate area.
My humble apologies. I didn't realise you had someone there forcing you to open threads and read them.

Sorry. :(
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri May 28, 2010 8:59 am

I might create a non chess related section just to organise things around a little better
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri May 28, 2010 10:52 am

St Louis Cardinals

Georgia Bulldogs

That's it for US sports for me

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by John Moore » Fri May 28, 2010 6:02 pm

Andrew Camp wrote:
John Moore wrote:I find this all rather tiresome - I don't mind football and I quite like watching England play. But this has been going on for months already with stickers and albums and all the other marketing crap. Carl and Jack - if we have to have this, can we put it somewhere else rather than Chat. Maybe open a seperate area.
My humble apologies. I didn't realise you had someone there forcing you to open threads and read them.

Sorry. :(
Andrew - I'd have thought my point was clear enough. Of course, I don't have to read the thread but this is the English Chess Forum. If we don't stick fairly close to that, we shall finish up with all sorts of extraneous stuff which might be of interest to 2 or 3 Forumites (or [granted] rather more in the case of the World Cup). After all if you and Ben want to chatter away about the World Cup or, indeed, American sport (where you do lose me), there are plenty of other places to do it.

Maybe we should have a non-chess section!

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Gavin Strachan » Fri May 28, 2010 9:05 pm

I have to agree with John, what has the majority of this got to do with chess? It's rich coming from me considering I usually come out with a load of rubbish anyway, though it is chess related. I haven't got an issue with other sports and will support England even though we all know they will lose to Spain/Portugal in the semis (penalty shoot out). On this point, at least England have won the world cup. France had to wait along time to win it, Spain and Portugal have never won it both of whom have great teams nowadays.

Anyhow chess chess chess.

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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Rob Thompson » Fri May 28, 2010 10:38 pm

And I'll +1 the people above me, whilst admitting at the same time to a dislike of (professional) football. After all, this is a chess forum, and if anyone wants to keep any hope of it becoming official then these discussions are useless at best
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri May 28, 2010 10:39 pm

I have split the section off - please highlight to me anything that now belongs in the "Not Chess" section - even older threads please
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Re: WORLD CUP!!!

Post by Arshad Ali » Fri May 28, 2010 10:48 pm

Gavin Strachan wrote:On this point, at least England have won the world cup.
And would have won in '86 as well -- but for the hand of God.

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