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World Cup 2018 discussion
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:53:45 AM »
Its almost that time.  Four months-ish, give or take.  Any of you guys gonna be planning to attend the world cup in any of these off-the-beaten-path cities?  I was honestly pretty keen on it until the whole "USA losing to Trinidad and Tobago when they only needed a tie to advance"......thing.  Anyone thinking of attempting it as a proposed date/travel arrangement with a hopeful future spouse?  I think that could be a pretty fun thing to do.  Crossed anyones mind?

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 01:20:00 AM »
Its almost that time.  Four months-ish, give or take.  Any of you guys gonna be planning to attend the world cup in any of these off-the-beaten-path cities?  I was honestly pretty keen on it until the whole "USA losing to Trinidad and Tobago when they only needed a tie to advance"......thing.  Anyone thinking of attempting it as a proposed date/travel arrangement with a hopeful future spouse?  I think that could be a pretty fun thing to do.  Crossed anyones mind?

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Don't know if I'll go to any games - as my country JUST - didn't qualify - thanks to a Romanian Ref giving a penalty that wasn't - he later apologised

We live in one of the host cities - Sochi

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 03:33:56 AM »
Did you get residency in Russia then?
- or perhaps using rather more flexible definitions of common terms than most people?
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 04:58:32 AM »
Did you get residency in Russia then?
- or perhaps using rather more flexible definitions of common terms than most people?

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 02:17:29 PM »
Russia World Cup: Argentina 'flirting manual' panned

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has been panned for including a chapter about "how to stand a chance with a Russian girl" in a manual it handed to journalists travelling to the World Cup in Russia.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44137979

"Sources in the AFA told local media that the controversial chapter had been lifted from a blog on the internet. It is not yet clear who decided to include it in the manual."

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 12:02:22 AM »
Did you get residency in Russia then?
- or perhaps using rather more flexible definitions of common terms than most people?

Dear andrewfi, Rosco and Wiz

When were ANY of you last in Russia?   Do you think I enter 'illegally' ?  :chuckle:

I am not resident in Russia

Not going to the World Cup ?
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 03:31:40 AM »
Did you get residency in Russia then?
- or perhaps using rather more flexible definitions of common terms than most people?

Dear andrewfi, Rosco and Wiz

When were ANY of you last in Russia?   Do you think I enter 'illegally' ?  :chuckle:

I am not resident in Russia

Not going to the World Cup ?

Wow, that went right over your head.
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 03:51:59 AM »
Clearly - I must ask you to clarify for me
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World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 06:13:01 AM »
Russia World Cup: Argentina 'flirting manual' panned

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has been panned for including a chapter about "how to stand a chance with a Russian girl" in a manual it handed to journalists travelling to the World Cup in Russia.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44137979

"Sources in the AFA told local media that the controversial chapter had been lifted from a blog on the internet. It is not yet clear who decided to include it in the manual."

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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 05:42:46 AM »
Can anyone explain to me why all the managers of all the football clubs stand on the line  chewing gum??

Is it just a class thing and they are just dumb asses? or what?

I cannot ever recall meeting any manager from any company who would sit there chewing  gum and I have met a fair few in my time.



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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 07:15:01 AM »
Game time nerves?  Just heading to the centre now to take in the Russia match!


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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 10:52:59 AM »
Wifey is making whooping noises in the next room so I assume Russia won against Spain.
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 02:27:45 PM »
It’s mayhem in Moscow tonight!!!!


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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 02:34:30 PM »
What a result! I love to see the host nation progress into the latter stages, it gives the tournament more body!

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 06:34:52 PM »
Steveboy, imagine the stress on these guys. They can't hide can't smoke, just sit and be powerless. I think that I'd be a gum cheer too!
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 04:01:19 AM »
Steveboy, imagine the stress on these guys. They can't hide can't smoke, just sit and be powerless. I think that I'd be a gum cheer too!

Im always stressed at the end of the month.. sales to meet.. I don't need chewing gum.. what about a brain surgeon working on your brain , imagine if he stoped and didn't ask for a knife but asked for some wriggly spear mint..  :laugh:
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 04:08:41 AM »
We never went in town last night to the fan fest as we were thinking Russia would probably loose .. wish we did now! It was absolutely crazy in St Petersburg last night..

What would be really interesting is if Russia and England were to be in a final.. can you imagine NO English officials to hand the medals out or congratulate them.. :laugh:

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After all the fake stories they made up, they would have to arrive with their heads lowered..
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2018, 04:21:13 AM »
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Re: World Cup 2018 discussion
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 09:32:01 AM »


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Congratulations to Russia on a hard fought victory over Spain and special congratulations to the Russian goalkeeper.

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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 12:23:04 PM »
Im cheering Japan on tonight!!  Though Im not to happy about it as they did some very bad things to British prisoners of war!

And I usually stick to my principles  :laugh:
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 01:23:37 PM »
Im cheering Japan on tonight!!  Though Im not to happy about it as they did some very bad things to British prisoners of war!

And I usually stick to my principles  :laugh:

That meme is too funny, Steve ???????????? (<— these question marks are how my laughing emoticon gets translated on the app :( )

I’m going for Japan too and things are looking pretty good at the moment!! 2-0!

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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2018, 01:29:51 PM »
Im cheering Japan on tonight!!  Though Im not to happy about it as they did some very bad things to British prisoners of war!

And I usually stick to my principles  :laugh:

That meme is too funny, Steve ???????????? (<— these question marks are how my laughing emoticon gets translated on the app :( )

I’m going for Japan too and things are looking pretty good at the moment!! 2-0!

I watched that deep strike from Japan a few minutes ago and it was a beauty but Belgium just made an amazing header so now it’s 2-1!  :popcorn:
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2018, 01:32:18 PM »
Im cheering Japan on tonight!!  Though Im not to happy about it as they did some very bad things to British prisoners of war!

And I usually stick to my principles  :laugh:

That meme is too funny, Steve ???????????? (<— these question marks are how my laughing emoticon gets translated on the app :( )

I’m going for Japan too and things are looking pretty good at the moment!! 2-0!

I watched that deep strike from Japan a few minutes ago and it was a beauty but Belgium just made an amazing header so now it’s 2-1!  :popcorn:

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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2018, 01:32:58 PM »
Im going for Japan on tactical .. hoping they will be lucky and beat them making another favourite win the way home..

Buggers just scored again! Anyone got a high powered rifle ?  :laugh:
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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2018, 01:36:25 PM »
Snap! Belgium just got very aggressive and tied the game! We’ve got an exciting game here, both teams playing with high energy!  :party0011:
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