Gent's, I used to work for this great (Irish) guy 2-3 cups ago (France) who was a real nutter for the sport. At the time I was the only yank, on a crew of 10 Irish, one Brazilian (Fan only - from Mexico really) and one actual Frenchmen. The boss had satelite hooked up at the job for the first game of the day of the series, and we hit the bar in the afternoon for the second each game day to get it on channels not available on the satelite. Boss bought all the rounds, AND we got paid for 8 each day! Often any other break was spent kicking the ball around. Mean while we were wiring a 30 unit building on hangovers alone. Ahhh, the good ol' days.....
edit to add: Forgot, one Enlish guy on the crew too....
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Re: world cup#65695 05/11/0601:33 AM05/11/0601:33 AM
Welcome to the forum, Nick. I believe Sven the Viking deigns that Rooney is in the England squad and may play if his little baddie foot gets better, love him. Blimey, goalie Bert Trautmann OBE [Man U.] played in the 1956 FA Cup Final with a BROKEN NECK! The good ol' days indeed!
Wood work but can't!
Re: world cup#65696 05/11/0602:07 AM05/11/0602:07 AM
After the All-Blacks (NZ Rugby Union team) toured England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland and cleaned the lot up last year, the coach of one of the teams was heard to say, "At the end of the day, it's only a game". Keep this in mind, I'm more for sportsmanship and fair play, regardless of the millions that these show-ponies get paid!.
Re: world cup#65697 05/11/0605:43 PM05/11/0605:43 PM
Fair do's Mike! I don't want to appear a bad loser but....Where the Dickens are we going to find 400lb tatoo-tongued Maori-giants, to scorch-earth down the pitch like Abrams tanks, emitting bloodcurdling war-cries & squelching our puny back row to dogmeat?! You'd lose too if we could field some Mountain Gorillas out of London Zoo, [ technically, born English ] - so myeere!!!!
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Wood work but can't!
Re: world cup#65698 05/15/0602:21 AM05/15/0602:21 AM
Hehe, Good one Alan. No Jonah (Lomu) this time around. We retired him after the UK hospitals complained about all the broken bones at the World Cup. In future, we will send a more wimpy team, like our Cricketers.
Re: world cup#65699 05/15/0610:24 AM05/15/0610:24 AM
Drunken hooligans start waving English flags for the game when they'd never dream of flying the flag any other time. If we win, it will be everywhere until the next one. If we lose, those same people will be crying about what a disaster it was and acting like we just lost World War III (Hey folks, repeat after me: "It's only a game!")
Television gets completely decimated, first by the scheduled 12-hours per day coverage, then as if that's not enough by other programs running an hour late or getting canceled entirely with no warning when some match goes into extended time.
People look at you as if you just landed from Mars if you haven't got a clue who's in the team or who they're playing today, and express the thought that you really don't care either.
And all for a bunch of guys kicking a ball around a muddy field. Forget it. I'm ready to turn off the TV and radio for a month and settle down with some good tech books.
Can ya tell I'm not a fan?
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