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Offline Gipsy

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EURO 2016
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:37:00 PM »
Are you a footy fan??

If so, where will you be watching the first England match against Russia??

I'm at the wedding of one of my interpreters on Saturday, from 14.00 and the game will be shown late in the night, towards what should be the end of the drunken festivities.. :drunk:

Can you imagine the scene??

Many drunken Russians, one lone Englishman, England score,  :whistle: the Englishman jumps up shouting "Gerinthere", oopppsssss.. :hidechair:

Better quickly brush up on my unarmed combat/fisticuffs............. :ROFL:

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 10:39:57 PM »
Are you a footy fan??

If so, where will you be watching the first England match against Russia??

As an Ulsterman, this 'Russo-phobe'  :chuckle: will be wearing his Russia national team cap with lots of Englishmen shouting for Russia on a video link back to Sochi...

Northern Ireland will be playing in the same group as Germany, Poland and...Ukraine...

Naturally, 'when' NI play Russia - I will shout for NI..... [ assumes they will both qualify for the next round  :laugh:]

Northern Ireland go into the competition having topped their qualifying group and on the back of the longest unbeaten run of any of the 24 teams ...


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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 03:49:11 AM »
No Im not a footy fan for sure..

It's become a game for the simpletons  ;D  But I will be watching.. just to cheer Russia on  :thumbsup:


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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 04:10:55 AM »
No Im not a footy fan for sure..

It's become a game for the simpletons  ;D  But I will be watching.. just to cheer Russia on  :thumbsup:
As NL doesnt play, ill join you cheering on Russkis
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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 04:31:08 AM »
No Im not a footy fan for sure..

It's become a game for the simpletons  ;D  But I will be watching.. just to cheer Russia on  :thumbsup:
As NL doesnt play, ill join you cheering on Russkis

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 04:38:19 AM »
I'll be dressing up as a crusader and hanging my England flags out in the street...... :hidechair:

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 05:01:18 AM »
I'll be dressing up as a crusader and hanging my England flags out in the street...... :hidechair:

I thought only the folk from the housing estates did  this?

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 07:45:10 AM »
Very much a split house here - Tanya will have the RU flag out for 2 hours - when they lose it will get stamped on then folded up for another 2 years ;D

Of course there's always that lingering doubt that we will suck at a major tournament again :(

She normally does Skype chat with her dad at 10.00 on a Saturday night- so I dare say the game will come up in conversation!
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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 07:48:29 AM »
I'll be dressing up as a crusader and hanging my England flags out in the street...... :hidechair:
To be fair most Brits would have got behind you guys at the Euros tiphat


If you had made it there :-X
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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 09:22:16 AM »
I'll be dressing up as a crusader and hanging my England flags out in the street...... :hidechair:

Hope that you don't live in Jockland then.... :ROFL:

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 09:28:02 AM »
My son is a footy fanatic, and my wife only shows an interest when Russia are playing. So there is now ribbing and rivalry going on between them. She tells him about Russia's great sportsmen, he kind of sighs and says "Yes, that's all very well when they are playing Somewherevakia, but this is the England team". And on it goes........

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2016, 10:34:32 AM »
My son is a footy fanatic, and my wife only shows an interest when Russia are playing. So there is now ribbing and rivalry going on between them. She tells him about Russia's great sportsmen, he kind of sighs and says "Yes, that's all very well when they are playing Somewherevakia, but this is the England team". And on it goes........

The first winners of this tournament was the Soviet Union, btw [ 1960]

In '92 and 2004 Denmark and Greece shocked fans and bookies by winning it, when they were rank outsiders .. Denmark only having had a weeks warning of playing - after Yugoslavia were disqualified - due to civil war and non existence...

France normally do well when hosting and Belgium has some great players ..

If Northern Ireland won, it would be bigger than Leicester winning the Premiership - but I'm daring to dream ...

Poland, Germany, Ukraine .... 'no problem' - N.I are a team of Sunday School choir boys in comparison..




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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 03:47:57 PM »
I see the minority of English 'fans' are indulging in their favourite past time of not being able to handle their drink.  They'll get a rude awakening if they try that with the Russian fans.  Я буду болеть за россию завтра!   :RUS:

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2016, 01:48:15 AM »
I see the minority of English 'fans' are indulging in their favourite past time of not being able to handle their drink.  They'll get a rude awakening if they try that with the Russian fans.  Я буду болеть за россию завтра!   :RUS:

I am not sure this is a trait to be proud of but I agree - trying to drink a Russian under the table is - in my case - a waste of time.

I hope the game is entertaining

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Re: EURO 2016
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2016, 04:50:00 AM »
I am not sure this is a trait to be proud of but I agree - trying to drink a Russian under the table is - in my case - a waste of time.

I hope the game is entertaining

I think you misunderstood me - I don't believe Russians have superior drinking stamina, but they do generally always eat while they're drinking which is far more sensible thing to do if you're going on a session. 

However, I was referring to the hooligan element: it's one thing to get drunk and throw a few bottles at the police; but they would be making a big mistake if they try anything on with Russian hooligans; many of whom don't drink and train MMA and Muay Thai.  I see one English hooligan got a bit too 'brave' yesterday and was  beaten and dumped into the harbour  by Russians; nothing to be proud of, just plain truth! 

As for the game, England have got a very good chance of winning that.