World Cup, Russia, 2018

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CL1, Jul 16, 2014.

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  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Batten down the hatches, here we go again!!
     
  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Nil desperandum, Steve.

    My next door neighbour to the right is Belgique. It’s all gone very quiet there...
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I work with two Belgian colleagues, I felt sorry for them this morning, but France were just too strong, mentally and physically for their team last night.
     
  4. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Don't really care about football and all the hype but one thing annoys me.

    I have been to Russia in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it. First time was in the bad old days when I went to Leningrad (as it still was then) and the medieval towns along the old border. Splendid palaces and monasteries well maintained by the communist regime. Friendly people. Two years ago when I considered another visit I found I needed to fill in a very long form which needed vast amounts of information, much of which I have forgotten, pay a considerable sum of money and go to either London or Edinburgh, both 200 miles from here, to be fingerprinted. I did not bother.

    Football fans apparently can go for several weeks without any of the above.

    Mike.
     
  5. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Last full match (World cup or otherwise) I watched was .... 1966.
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Yesterday I was looking again at a photo I have of me on my father's knee, on the sofa, next to grandad watching that very final. Out of character for him, his language became so indiscreet that I had to be removed from his company. This was my dad's dad, who served during both world wars (first in the Guards from 1913 and subsequently in the RA from 1939), himself the recipient of an international cap - supporting Germany. :D
     
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  7. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Bring it home guy's. england.jpg Graham.
     
  8. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    Second full match in 50 years. The expensive guy on TV told me we would win.
    I'm pleased, it is a poke in the eye for the nationalist twats. They'll be well pleased we lost to Croatia and not the old enemy France. Well done England.

    edit:typo
     
  9. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron

    The first (and possibly the only) time I heard my father use the F word was at a local football match (he'd had a few beers). I was about 10 and a bit shocked. Serving in one or two WWs gives them certain rights, we must forgive. (Dad only built Lancasters)
     
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  10. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've nothing agaist the England team, but I'm hoping for a Belgian win on Saturday, just to piss Nigel Farridge off !
     
  11. SDP

    SDP Senior Member Patron

    .....and also Nigel Farage..... :)
     
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  12. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    He is as feral as a South London gangster. I feel that it should be pronounced in the same way that 'garage' is in that part of the world. The Hyacinth Bucket affectation is a nonsense.
     
  13. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Farage is married to a German national but they separated a few years ago. It has been suggested in the press that he is dating a French national/politician. I think Farage’s anti-EU convictions have been conveniently converted by the press into him being anti-foreigner. How he has lived/lives does not shout ‘racist’. By the way, I am not a Farage apologist. Just stating some facts and an opinion based on those facts.

    I want England to win, as one of my next door neighbours is Belgique and I want them to remove the banner of Belgian national flag colours and the word ‘Belgium’ draped across it, from the front of their house. If they win, it could remain there for some time...
     
  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    He was quite rude about Belgium a while back and suggested it wasn't a proper country as it had two language groups who 'dislike each other intensely'. Living in one part and working in the other, I can say that's cobblers and coming from someone who has probably done more than anyone to hasten the break-up of the UK, whether intentionally or not, I find that a bit rich. The United Kingdom doesn't look like being a 'proper nation' for much longer. The 'artificial creation' of Belgium might well outlive it.

    Anyway, spare a thought for my household. We lost last night and again tonight...and we'll lose again on Saturday even though one team will win ? Did I get that right ?
     
  15. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Sorry, England, I was really hoping. Get the third place, then train like hell for the next one in four years.

    And for now...Vive la France!
     
  16. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    I must be associating with the wrong crowd. Every single one of the folks I conduct business with in the UK are big Brexit and Farage supporters. Truthfully, I find Nigel to be a witty and a skilled debater BUT I don't live there.

    For the record, the Dutch are not too complimentary about Belgium either.
     
  17. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    If Farage was such a great supporter of Brexit then why did he quit when Brexit in his view was won, why didnt he stay and see it through [instead of going off and trying to ingratiate himself tp Trump]??

    I see he still goes to to Brussels to collect his 'EU pay'

    Sorry absolutley no time for that man, hes a complete waste of oxygen

    TD
     
  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I have asked you lot before to drop the Brexit chat & Trump stuff before in this thread.
    You can't be trusted to keep away so I'm locking the thread.
    If you think that is unfair ...tough.
     
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