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  1. I think, contrary to a lot of the opinions I've seen on here, England were really good again. Had the form team of the tournament bang in trouble for most of the first half - could've scored 2 or 3 on another day. And then stood up reasonably well to them finding their feet in the second half. That said, a draw over the 120 mins was probably about fair. I do however think that the penalty strategy was a ****ing shambles - Gareth will rightly get stick for it. Perhaps excepting Rashford who is something of a PK specialist, bringing on players specifically to take a pen never sits well with me - increases the pressure on those players on top of what is already the most pressured moment of their careers. And Saka on the 5th? What is that all about! I'd have almost every player on the pitch for us taking that pen ahead of Saka - which is no slight on Saka who I thought was excellent in this tournament - he's a teenager ffs. Even if he's put his hand up to take one, Gareth's GOT to be veto-ing it. God I hope he bounces back well from it.
  2. I think “making history” is about doing something for the first time. We have made history here, because we’re in a Euros final for the first time. Boy is this going to be something, I think I’ll enjoy it win or lose - just something to experience. The semi final was immensely stressful, the final is just going to be party time. My mates and I, after days of hunting, have booked a pub for the final. Tables are outdoors and uncovered, so it best not rain
  3. At the risk of being one of the many in this thread to over-exaggerate at some point… surely Matterface will never get a commentating gig for an important match again - he was properly appalling. The Beeb must secretly love it when ITV get an England game because of how bad ITV are at broadcasting them. Also, wasn’t it all just wonderful. Being outwardly emotional is very rare for me, but I shed a tear or two watching Southgate at the end. With the expansion of major tournaments I was beginning to struggle to envisage England in a final in my lifetime. The penalty was a bit 50/50 for me - sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. I don’t think I would have begrudged the referee not giving it. But these things have a way of evening out over time - England have certainly been on the other side more than their share over the years.
  4. I have absolutely no idea who I’ve got there, but I am excited!
  5. Sent. Please don’t be alarmed that my PayPal account is in my mum’s name. I’ve had the account since 2006 and don’t know how to change it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Also I’ve just realised I’ve sent you £5 and not £10. Please don’t be alarmed that I am paying you over multiple transactions.
  6. When I do the quiz I am reminded each year of the masturbatathon that is Bliss’ life and he duly receives my vote.
  7. Deltablue’s struck a chord. As ham alluded to, a reminder of the lovely community we’ve built.
  8. It’s SCR for me too. In these fast food culture times it’s nice to still have someone about in the forum to remind us of the Great War.
  9. BOTU caused maximum shenanigans and gets my vote.
  10. Gillingham block vote for ham. I can’t actually remember if ham actually supports Gillingham or if I have him confused with someone else. But well done on getting my vote in any case.
  11. A big congratulations to @Confused Clarity, who (just) takes the crown from @sebsy and is the new reigning OTFBFQ champ! Most of all, a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you for participating, whether it was just for a round or all 12. I put a fair bit of time into this, so to see so many people joining in made it worth the effort, so thanks! As 2018 ends and a new year begins, we can reflect on what has been another vintage year on OTF. The only reason this quiz is even able to happen is because we have, in my opinion, one of the most enduring and strong online communities around. I've been a part of a few forums and such like over the years - none have the camaraderie and sheer entertainment value of OTF. So my New Years message is unchanged from last year - keep on being a part of this fantastic community which means more to a lot of people than you may know. Happy New Year OTF!
  12. FINAL LEADERBOARD: (Do with this what you like, @Bliss Seeker)
  13. He won not only the war, but the battle too, with a joint first placed December finish with the similarly excellent @Sons FC (who I must also compliment for sending me his answers in the most polite format possible.... always a hello and always a cheers at the end.... lovely)
  14. @sebsy: 1 point The correct answer was 175. CONFUSED CLARITY HAS WON THE 2018 OTF BIG FAT QUIZ OF THE YEAR!!!
  15. QUESTION 10: AND FINALLY - have you been paying attention? For THREE points, what is the maximum possible score in this year's Big Fat Quiz? Two points if you're no more than 3 away, one point if you're no more than 5 away Here we go. The last question of the Big Fat Quiz! And guess what, you all get a mention! @Ackter: 0 points @bestbrother: 0 points @Bliss Seeker: 0 points @dafuge: 0 points @DB08: 0 points @georginho_juventusygr: 0 points (he went for 16??) @grff: 0 points @mark1985: 2 points @Scott1892: 0 points @Semi Skilled Milk: 0 points @Sons FC: 0 points @The_jagster: 1 point @toon_84: 0 points @Deisler26: 0 points To be continued...
  16. QUESTION 9: Why was Bigwig so happy to get home so he could use his WiFi in December? We're already at the penultimate question of this year's quiz, where does the time go! This one's all about one man and his love of WiFi. An impressive 7 of you went for porn/erotica based suggestions, which is both wrong and deeply insulting to poor old Bigwig. It was actually a reaction to O2 being down! Those of you without dirty minds and getting a point are @bestbrother, @Confused Clarity, @georginho_juventusygr, @The_jagster and @toon_84. Going into the last question, CC now leads by two points.... but the last question is a three point question - so we're going down to the wire!
  17. QUESTION 8: Things went a bit polltastic in December, mainly because of Ackter. For instance, he asked us if we would rather have a hand made of ham, or an armpit that does what? Sometimes I wonder how I'd do if I was playing this quiz as supposed to moderating it, and this was one of the questions that I am sure I would have had absolutely not a single clue how to answer - so I'm shocked that the majority of you got it exactly. You're either all very clever, or I'm missing some famous film reference which is usually the case. The alternative option was, weirdly, an armpit that dispenses sun cream! No idea. Remarkably, @Ackter, @bestbrother, @Bliss Seeker, @Confused Clarity, @mark1985, @Scott1892, @sebsy, @Semi Skilled Milk, @Sons FC, @The_jagster and @toon_84 have all smothered themselves with a generous application of one point here. Which means CC still leads by 1P!
  18. QUESTION 7: What big news story in December did Ter think was the responsibility of aliens? Onto question 7 as we edge ever closer to the very end of the quiz. I have to say I did find it tricky to word a question about the drones at Gatwick without everyone immediately getting it. Oh **** I've just given the answer away. It's the drones at Gatwick, the big news story of the month! @bestbrother, @Bliss Seeker, @Confused Clarity, @georginho_juventusygr, @sebsy, @Semi Skilled Milk, @Sons FC, @The_jagster and @toon_84 experienced no delays in getting a point here. @Deisler26 maybe rushed his answer in his haste to finish in time here, suggesting that Ter thought that aliens must be the responsibility of aliens Confused Clarity still just one point ahead. 3 questions to go!
  19. QUESTION 6: What was a comedian asked to do prior to a gig at a university in December that prompted outrage on OTF? Another rather recent one.... it's weird how everything that is in this round seemed to have happened really recently. This was rather silly, and certainly brought about a certain amount of anger and a lot of use of the word "snowflake", which I still don't fully understand as a verb. He was asked to sign a behavioural agreement form, which effectively prohibited him from doing any comedy! I'd love to know what uni society that is. Only three of you failed to get this one right, those being @Ackter (**** in a box), @bestbrother (wear a skirt) and @georginho_juventusygr (no answer). To the rest of you, well done and congratulations! Sorry I can't be more entertaining in my praise for you, but I've signed a behavioural agreement form before doing this quiz. Confused Clarity remains 1 point ahead....
  20. QUESTION 5: VamPook posted about PETA's latest bout of over-the-top political correctness in December. For a point each, can you fill in the 5 blanks in this image? Ah, PETA - what an unusual organisation. Always meaning well, but always ridiculed. They were certainly ridiculed for the below suggestions, but what exactly were they? Let's see! We were looking for the following bizarre and almost certain never to be used sayings: "Feed two birds with one scone" "Be the test tube" "Feed a fed horse" "Bring home the bagels" "Take the flower by the thorns" The following peepz have really taken the flower by the thorns on this question: 5 points: @Confused Clarity, @DB08, @Sons FC, @Deisler26 4 points: @toon_84 3 points: @Ackter, @sebsy 2 points: @georginho_juventusygr, @Scott1892, @Semi Skilled Milk 1 point: @The_jagster Interesting and incorrect offerings here included "take a bull to the cinema", and the much more colourful "take your mum by her titties" The leaderboard has flipped around after Q5 - Confused Clarity now leads by a point from sebsy!
  21. QUESTION 4: Which sportsperson did OTFers describe as "the greatest", "unbelievable" and "incredible" in December? Those of you who know me well may have an idea of where exactly I am going with this question. And the one person (I can't remember who) who said that there would be violence if it was about snooker, I am ever so sorry.... It was of course Ronnie O'Sullivan, who is in my opinion not only the greatest snooker player, but the greatest sportsperson in the history of the world On a break of 1 point after this question are @Scott1892, @sebsy, @Semi Skilled Milk, @toon_84 After Q4, sebsy has edged into a 1 point lead at the top.
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