Author Topic: A random thread for sport things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 48276 times)

T42

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Mayor of the 8e Arrondissement of Paris after the Algerian football team reached the final of the Coupe d'Affrique and their supporters in Paris converged on the Champs Elysées:

"It's not normal to celebrate your team winning with petrol bombs and a chain saw".
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
I don't follow sport but this young lass is amazeballs!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/49152183

Basil

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In the pub, they are watching Liverpool  v Chelsea in something called 'The Super Cup'. (No. I've no idea either)
I've noticed that all three officials are women.  Is that a common thing these days?
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

The UEFA Super Cup is between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League. It's been going 44 years in various forms. Prior to the Europa League it was between the winners of the Champions League (ex: European Cup) and the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup (which preceded the Europa League).

It's the first time a female has officiated in the final of a UEFA men's competition.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Mr Larrington

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So, a sort of European Charity Shield without the Charity.  Or the Shield.
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Not that many Europeans, either.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
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The mighty Furryboottoon AFC won it recently*.





*FCVO recently.

5 sets of tickets in the Euro 2020 draw.

3 Group D games (which will be England's group assuming they don't screw up and fail to qualify). One Round-of-16 game and one of the Semi finals.

Tickets were the lowest category so 50EUR for the group and r-o-16 games and 85EUR for the semi final.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Wowbagger

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Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/24/colchester-tottenham-carabao-cup-match-report

Good grief!

Colchester beat Leeds in 1971. I was still at school then.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

ElyDave

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And with Somerset looking shaky for the cricket due to weather, it's not looking good for my teams this week.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Wowbagger

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And another bit of Good Grief! 0 - 0 and a win for the underdog on penalties is noteworthy. A "League 1" side hammering a top Premiership side 4 - 0 is amazing.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

ElyDave

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And another three premiership sides going down to championship opposition last night.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Wowbagger

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It must be quite some time since both Manchesters United & City lost on the same day.

Edit: September 13th 2013 was one such, West Brom beating United and Aston Villa beating City. I don't know if it was the last time. The source I found which revealed this said it was 5 years since the last time they both lost on the same day.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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I've just seen a photo of Gareth Bale celebrating a goal.

He looks just like Alun Wyn Jones in a wig.

Has anyone ever seen them together?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Basil

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Alun Wyn Jones is three times the size of Bale.

Alun Wyn Jones watches over us while we sleep.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Alun Wyn Jones doesn't look like someone who'd ever contemplate wearing his hair in a man-bun.

And WRT that tonsorial question, one should always defer to Toshiro Mifune. ;)

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/93/83/5c/93835c8f723a4bdcf110b382fcbf2038--lol-funny-funny-jokes.jpg
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Wowbagger

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Alun Wyn Jones is three times the size of Bale.

Alun Wyn Jones watches over us while we sleep.

 ;D
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Well that wasn't so much a football match as a demolition job by Leicester against Southampton at St. Mary's tonight.  :o

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50092694

The numbers
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Basil

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Probably best to steer clear of Swansea on Sunday.
Pubs open at 8am for the rugby. (as they will across Wales)
Then at 12 noon we have the local derby, Swansea  v Cardiff football which is always a big police overtime job.
It ain't gonna be pretty.
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Wowbagger

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Maybe this will et a thread of its own at some stage, but it appears that Wales have beaten Hungary 2 - 0 in fupbol and have qualified for the European Championships.

Pity that they won't be able to play because of Brexit. ;)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Maybe this will et a thread of its own at some stage, but it appears that Wales have beaten Hungary 2 - 0 in fupbol and have qualified for the European Championships.

Pity that they won't be able to play because of Brexit. ;)
We'll still be part of UEFA. The boundaries are somewhat fuzzy, Israel are also a member! :)

Wowbagger

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Maybe this will et a thread of its own at some stage, but it appears that Wales have beaten Hungary 2 - 0 in fupbol and have qualified for the European Championships.

Pity that they won't be able to play because of Brexit. ;)
We'll still be part of UEFA. The boundaries are somewhat fuzzy, Israel are also a member! :)

I know. Tongue in cheek. But I wonder how "Football Lads for Democracy" (aka Twattish Thugs) see this?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Maybe this will et a thread of its own at some stage, but it appears that Wales have beaten Hungary 2 - 0 in fupbol and have qualified for the European Championships.

Pity that they won't be able to play because of Brexit. ;)
We'll still be part of UEFA. The boundaries are somewhat fuzzy, Israel are also a member! :)

I know. Tongue in cheek. But I wonder how "Football Lads for Democracy" (aka Twattish Thugs) see this?
They wouldn't want to lose their opportunity to go abroad, get drunk and throw chairs around surely?

Maybe this will et a thread of its own at some stage, but it appears that Wales have beaten Hungary 2 - 0 in fupbol and have qualified for the European Championships.

Pity that they won't be able to play because of Brexit. ;)
We'll still be part of UEFA. The boundaries are somewhat fuzzy, Israel are also a member! :)

I know. Tongue in cheek. But I wonder how "Football Lads for Democracy" (aka Twattish Thugs) see this?
They wouldn't want to lose their opportunity to go abroad, get drunk and throw chairs around surely?

Just wait till they need a visa to travel to watch a rugby match in France or Italy ...

Particularly if the drunken loutish behaviour at a football match results in record which prevents approval.  :demon: