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Are you watching the World Cup?

 
 
lmur
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 07:54 am
Meanwhile in Ireland, my County (Kerry - my avatar is their jersey) face off against Galway in the Gaelic Football All Ireland quarter final today. The game throws in at 4pm in a direct clash with the France-Croatia match. Sadly FIFA did not see fit to change the time of the World Cup Final to prevent this clash from happening.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 09:15 am
@lmur,
At least le tour and Wimbledon didn't clash as I feared.
To show my biased support, I'm watching the match on French TV1

https://i.imgur.com/GyKozeN.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 09:20 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Worked well!

https://i.imgur.com/dUSD50M.jpg
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 10:30 am
@Walter Hinteler,
What a game! (France 4 - Croatia 2, 25 mn to go)
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 10:57 am
CHAMPIONS DU MONDE !!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!
lmur
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 11:05 am
@Olivier5,
Congrats to France. Croatia were unlucky today - first two French goals were the results of -shall we say - questionable refereeing. However the best team in the tournament as a whole won.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 11:09 am
@lmur,
Fantastique, La France!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 11:09 am
well poop

I was hoping for some good celebratory food stuffs but that won't be happening now ... unless they have leftovers from a party that won't be so festive

but dang

2nd place

that is good
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 11:20 am
@lmur,
The referee made mistakes both ways, eg in first half there was no hand ball by Giroud, and the first Croatian goal was on a free kick that shouldn't have been.

And the hand ball by Croatia in the surface, that was bound to be a penalty.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 11:31 am
@Olivier5,
This said, the Croats played splendidly; they really challenged the French team big time.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 11:41 am
@Olivier5,
People in Arras had today a lot celebrate:

at first the Tour de France and now (webcam screenshot from two minutes ago) la victoire des Bleus

https://i.imgur.com/3gtjMVMl.jpg
lmur
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 01:51 pm
@Olivier5,
Sorry if I appeared begrudging - wasn't my intention. Put it down to small-country syndrome!
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 02:45 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
I'm travelling abroad by myself for the job... I so wish I was in Europe among family and friends... Anyway. A very enjoyable game it was.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 01:13 am
@Olivier5,
A couple of Paris m├ętro stations (six, I think) got "special names" now by RATP

https://i.imgur.com/ZkaC9zk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vECkcJTl.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/DvEZiJWl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qLhI4QZl.jpg
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 05:07 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
A London Underground station has been temporarily named after England's football manager.

Southgate Tube station was rebranded Gareth Southgate station from Monday morning for 48 hours, after the squad finished fourth in the World Cup.

It was England's best result since 1990 when they also lost in the semi-final.

"We're delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Gareth and the team by renaming the station in his honour," Transport for London said.

The Piccadilly Line station, in Enfield, north London, will display the manager's name on its signs until the end of Tuesday.


https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/07/16/07/garethsouthgate1607a.jpg?w968h681
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44844999<br />
lmur
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 05:25 am
@izzythepush,
Wonder what he would have got if England had won the damn thing? Apart from a knighthood - airport perhaps?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 05:28 am
@lmur,
He needs to savour it while it lasts. Already pundits on the BBC were criticising his tactics re substitutions. They agreed he would stay in place until the Euros but thought he should be changed before the next WC.

I think we should stick with him, constantly changing managers does no good at all. And I should know being a Saints supporter.
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