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Post by Mike Truran » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:55 pm

Is it just me, but are there better ways of spending a couple of hours than listening to Glenn Hoddle talking English (Jim, but not as we know it) and watching England do what they do best? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:01 pm

Pleased for the Welsh, though :)
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:52 pm

As a pure Celt myself, with not a drop of Anglo-Saxon blood (as far as I know), so am I. :D

Maybe not as regards the rugby though. :(

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:21 pm

Mike Truran wrote:Is it just me, but are there better ways of spending a couple of hours than listening to Glenn Hoddle talking English (Jim, but not as we know it) and watching England do what they do best? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
I watch with the sound off if possible - I used to listen to Radio 5 Live but my digital radio seems to be half a minute ahead of the pictures - it was ok with the Welsh match being on BBC, as I can then opt for the radio commentary

I liked the "we didn't win the first game in 1966, 1990 or 1996" bit :roll:

Well done Wales, delighted for them, hope Northern Ireland do well too
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:48 pm

Mick Norris wrote: I liked the "we didn't win the first game in 1966, 1990 or 1996" bit :roll:
In 1990 and 1996 I really did have something better to do, but my recollection of 1966 is that the first game against Uruguay was awful and the commentators were not slow to say that England would have to improve a great deal.

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:31 am

[quote="Mick Norris"]
I watch with the sound off if possible - I used to listen to Radio 5 Live but my digital radio seems to be half a minute ahead of the pictures .../quote]

The approved way of following test match cricket was to watch with the sound off whilst listening to TMS - unfortunately digital radio ruined that too.

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:58 pm

Whenever I see the words 'England manager Hodgson', I keep expecting England to play the Trompwsky.

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Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:35 pm

MJMcCready wrote:Whenever I see the words 'England manager Hodgson', I keep expecting England to play the Trompwsky.
Middle game better than the opening today, endgame even better
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:06 pm

Northern Ireland!
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Martin Benjamin » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:08 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Mick Norris wrote: I watch with the sound off if possible - I used to listen to Radio 5 Live but my digital radio seems to be half a minute ahead of the pictures .../quote]

The approved way of following test match cricket was to watch with the sound off whilst listening to TMS - unfortunately digital radio ruined that too.
Marcus Berkmann wrote a superb passage on this (quote taken from his excellent "Rain Men"):

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TY8 ... ff&f=false

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Peter D Williams » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:57 pm

Afternoon friends :wink:

see Wilson prediction on twitter for England game https://twitter.com/coulsdon17

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21m: @UncleRoyHodgson Wilson Prediction England 2 Slovakia 0 pic.twitter.com/Ku0hcVEkiP
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:11 pm

Well, at least the f*****g Russians are out.

And out of the Olympics as well. Such a shame. :lol:

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:15 pm

Putin will probably have a nice gulag ready for his footballers after that :D
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:00 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Putin will probably have a nice gulag ready for his footballers after that
It might encourage him to support chess. The likelihood of a Welsh chess team defeating Russia is 1 to 1 and lots of zeros.

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:25 am

Mike Truran wrote:Well, at least the f*****g Russians are out.

And out of the Olympics as well. Such a shame. :lol:
But have their hooligans gone home?

Lots of problems in Russian football with racism, violence, to say nothing of the political upheavals and doping

Still, at least they won't be hosting the next World Cup, oh, hang on :roll:
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