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Basil

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Hoorah (I suppose).  Bournville Athletic have won the cup!
Exactly what cup that is, I'm not entirely sure.  But hoorah anyway.  :)
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Wowbagger

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It's a drinking vessel, but not normally used for beer.
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Basil

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Thank you.  :)
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Come on Hull!

 :o

Oops!!   :P

I know - damn shame.

I was at the last game at Boothferry Park where Darlo beat Hull.

Ten years later, it's damn weird to see them in the FA Cup final.

A shame.  I don't suppose there was anyone except Arsenal fans who didn't hope for a Hull win.  In fairness, I think Hull were lucky not to have had (at least) two penalties given against them.  It was great to see so many British players on the Hull side, too - made it seem more like a proper cup final.  Perhaps there is a small amount of justice that Hull's Myler didn't get a winner's medal after his appalling unpunished stamp on an opponent's knee in a recent game - not to mention his attacking Alan Pardew's forehead with his nose!

As an artistic TV spectacle I thought it was appalling: the clash between red and the black and orange made for very muddy viewing and when you add in the pink (pink for God's sake) ball it was all most unsatisfactory!

Basil

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Somerset bowler Alfonso Thomas has taken four wickets in four balls.

Good effort, that, I thought.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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I swam a blissful mile today. The pool was nearly empty and I had the lane to myself for most of the time.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Marco Stefano

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Just back from sunny Swansea (and it was) supporting Ms Marco in the England U18 Touch Rugby team in the first ever U18 Euro Championships (home nations, plus France and Switzerland). Ms Marco did her bit for a sponsor, Sport Tape, by having continuous runs of tape from neck to heel down each leg applied by the physios - photos on England Touch Facebook page.

England won the pool stages (10 matches, each opponent played twice) and the semi-final against Scotland, but lost to Wales 6-3 in the final. Galling as England had beaten Wales in both pool matches, but congratulations to Wales.

Brilliant game (I like it much better than sevens), brilliant tournament. Adult Euro Champs started yesterday with about 20 national & regional teams. Hopefully another U18 Euro champs next year in Dublin, and hopefully the Swiss will be there; they turned up with flags, cowbells and huge smiles determined to enjoy themselves, and beat France (who fell to stereotypical bickering amongst themselves) in the 5th/6th playoff match to much applause.


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Swansea is always sunny. :P

We were there in 1995 for the British Chess Championships and it was sweltering. There was one day when it was massively hot and humid in Swansea, but without any rain to speak of, but something like 3" of rain fell in Cardiff.
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mcshroom

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It didn't help in '95 that the Air Con in the main room was dead. I remember playing games where you spent the minimum possible time in the room, and quickly moved back to the slightly cooler bar area to cool down again.
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Wowbagger

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I recall Graham playing a game against a lad a year older than himself - Andrew Hughes I think his name was - and it went on for over 4 hours. G consumed more than 3 litres of orange squash. Most annoyingly, he lost the game in which he had had a promising position for about 50 moves but it gradually went downhill as Graham became more and more tired. Not surprising, I suppose, because he was about 6 weeks short of his 11th birthday at the time.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Our Director was going on about his table football set today. He's a know Leeds Utd supporter so I asked him if one of the teams of little men on sticks are wearing Leeds kits. He said yes, so I asked if the opposition have had their legs hacked off.

He didn't think it was as funny as the rest of us did.
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Very good!  :thumbsup:

All together now!

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Mr Larrington

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So he’d send his doting mother up the stairs with the stepladders
To get the Subbuteo out of the loft
He had all the accessories required for that big match atmosphere
The crowd and the dugout and the floodlights too
You’d always get palmed off with a headless centre forward
And a goalkeeper with no arms and a face like his
And he’d managed to get hold of a Dukla Prague away kit
‘Cos his uncle owned a sports shop and he’d kept it to one side
And after only five minutes you’d be down to ten men
‘Cos he’d sent off your right back for taking the base from under his left winger
And come to half time you were losing four-nil
Each and every goal a hotly disputed penalty
So you’d smash up the floodlights and the match was abandoned
And the dog would bark and you’d be banned from his house
And your travelling army of synthetic supporters
Would be taken away from you and thrown in the bin
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Wowbagger

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Something fairly unusual might be about to happen in a football match.
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Wowbagger

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A propos of the above, good grief!
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mcshroom

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Well this 'poor' England team just beat the team ranked 9th in the world away.
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Wowbagger

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To quote some Graun wit, England made Switzerland look "extremely average" whereas they are in fact, "quite average".
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Wowbagger

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I just received an email inviting me to attend a rygbi match at Twickenham, England v New Zealand. Now, in my book, an invitation is just that, no strings attachd. If I invite someone over to dinner, I don't charge them for the food.

I clicked the link and discovered that the price of the place to which I had been invited was £599. Bollocks to that.
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Clare

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Gosh, what was in Leicester's half time oranges?


citoyen

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I don't know but I'm very grateful to them for sparing Liverpool the title of "biggest humiliation of the weekend"
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