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Geoff Peacock16/06/2018 22:50:23
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Anybody else sick of the world cup already? sad

It's live on TV, plus they're following up with 'highlights' (surely a misnomer if ever there was one!), it's on the news (every channel) and it's also on the radio.

To make things worse…
it's •••••• raining for the first time in weeks (expletives deleted by me, before the Mods get to it).

However…
Last night's Spain v. Portugal match was a bit good.
Am I getting sucked in?
Should I go fishing?

john stones 116/06/2018 22:57:52
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Football on telly...disgraceful...wish they had an off switch or other channels.

Mind you could always come on here n discuss "drones"

C'mon England. face 1

Devcon116/06/2018 23:19:02
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Watched every game so far and plan the same for the rest of the tournament, how could Iceland holding Argentina to a draw be unwatchable..

Something tells me we (England) will do well even though I have Germany and South Korea in the work sweepstake.

Цель
Cliff Bastow17/06/2018 00:02:09
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Bores me to death to be honest and I hate that you cant get away from it.

Always my workshop to escape to!

cymaz17/06/2018 06:14:11
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I would rather take my heart out with a spoon than watch the World Cup....luckily Mrs Cymaz is of the same view.

So here are my tips to avoid the WC...

  1. Go into the shed and do all those odd RC repair jobs you’ve been meaning to do
  2. Get all your maintenance up to date
  3. Get out and go for a scenic walk at somewhere you’ve never been before
  4. Decorate the lounge and lay new carpet..that way all the tv stuff is unplugged and stacked into another room
  5. Stop buying newspapers until the WC has finished

Rich too17/06/2018 06:31:32
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Posted by Devcon1 on 16/06/2018 23:19:02:

Watched every game so far and plan the same for the rest of the tournament, how could Iceland holding Argentina to a draw be unwatchable..

Something tells me we (England) will do well even though I have Germany and South Korea in the work sweepstake.

Цель

Me too, come on England!

Kevin 21617/06/2018 06:48:55
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Never heard club members mention football so I suspect, weather permitting, the strip will be packed this month. I won't be watching a single second of the football, I don't understand all that hysteria. However I appreciate some people enjoy watching and there are lots of other channels packed with rubbish to choose from.

Percy Verance17/06/2018 07:02:17
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I haven't the slightest interest in football, cricket, rugby etc, so when the tv channels become overloaded with it I simply divert more attention to some unfinished projects. These may not necessarily be model aircraft and could just as easily be DIY jobs needing doing. If you own a house I've found - more so with the present house than any other I've owned - that there are always things needing doing.........looking out of the window now, I see about 50 6ft x 6ft fence panels needing staining, plus there's a concrete base to lay for a new 8 x12 garden shed, plus the ride on mower needs an oil change and a new battery, and there's still a few more square metres of decking to lay, the patio needs re-pointing - all 45 square metres of it..........and so it goes on.

World Cup? I don't have time for that.........

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/06/2018 07:06:21

Peter Miller17/06/2018 08:24:48
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22 over paid louts kicking a lump of plastic round a field.

Percy Verance17/06/2018 08:34:20
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I'd find it difficult to disagree with that Peter.........

I'll never forget once working with a chap for whom football was virtually a religion. He happily admitted to paying thousands of pounds for a season ticket to watch *his* team. It still stuns me to think of it years later.

He felt I needed my head examining when I told him I'd spent £400+ plus on an engine - a Laser V twin - for a model I was building. It's all down to priorites and context I guess......... We both lived in very different worlds.

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/06/2018 08:43:53

Devcon117/06/2018 08:57:45
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I think Harry Kane is a good example of a gentleman football player, thinking back the likes of Lineker, Bobby Robson, Jimmy Armfield were true gents of the game.

I do multitask so watch some of the games in the shed whilst working on the current project.

I know when the tournament finishes ( with England in the final) I'll shall miss it.

No worries about season ticket costs for my division 2 club 😁

Percy Verance17/06/2018 09:04:27
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Purely as someone with zero interest in football, what seems to now be the case is that there is much more focus placed on individual players, along with their social lives and pay cheques.

Back in the days of Bobby Charlton etc, it was all about their skills and the game.........you never got to hear what Bobby Charlton's wife was called or what sort of house he lived in.

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/06/2018 09:06:06

J D 817/06/2018 09:14:48
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That was because Bobby Charlton's house was much the same as most people's

After winning the world cup Geoff Hurst was asked what he was going to do next? He said he was going home to mow the lawn as it had been somewhat neglected of late.

cymaz17/06/2018 09:20:52
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Gentlemen..football punditry has reared it’s ugly head face 8....back to silver soldering . Much more entertaining

ken anderson.17/06/2018 09:24:15
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cant understand you lads...….our national team...11 millionaires running around chasing a ball...come on..

ken anderson...ne..1.... world cup dept.

john stones 117/06/2018 09:29:31
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Posted by Percy Verance on 17/06/2018 09:04:27:

Purely as someone with zero interest in football, what seems to now be the case is that there is much more focus placed on individual players, along with their social lives and pay cheques.

Back in the days of Bobby Charlton etc, it was all about their skills and the game.........you never got to hear what Bobby Charlton's wife was called or what sort of house he lived in.

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/06/2018 09:06:06

Yes you did, footballers were celebrities then, Bobby Moore marrying a Beverly sister, George Best doing whatever. A sport enjoyed by Billions, plenty free channels available now, turn over or switch off. Harry Kane...an ordinary young man who worked hard and did well for himself, still with his girlfriend from his schooldays, Lout ? behave yourselves.

john stones 117/06/2018 09:32:25
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Posted by cymaz on 17/06/2018 09:20:52:

Gentlemen..football punditry has reared it’s ugly head face 8....back to silver soldering . Much more entertaining

Gentlemen ? Bigotry raised it's head again, if it's not your cup of tea..fair enough, go flying.

Josip Vrandecic -Mes17/06/2018 09:45:29
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One of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind is the on/off switch on the TV receiver. smile p

Denis Watkins17/06/2018 10:00:55
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Gentleman Gary Lineker played top flight football, including wearing an England Shirt for 16 years and

Was never booked for a foul

john stones 117/06/2018 10:04:40
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 17/06/2018 10:00:55:

Gentleman Gary Lineker played top flight football, including wearing an England Shirt for 16 years and

Was never booked for a foul

Gary Lineker was booked by a traffic warden though. wink

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