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Passed this on my way to work this morning :D grammatical error aside, I very much enjoyed it. 

ITS COMING HOME! 

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6 minutes ago, Heartwork said:

Just listening to some tool calling in LBC wanting England to lose because there's too many black players in it. Video here: https://inews.co.uk/video/lbc-caller-wants-england-to-lose-world-cup-because-the-team-is-multi-racial/

What a prize tit.

Without watching the video, was the phrase "I'm not racist, but" said at any point?

But yeah, how thick can you get ffs 

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1 minute ago, Pukey said:

Without watching the video, was the phrase "I'm not racist, but" said at any point?

But yeah, how thick can you get ffs 

Nope he was openly and proudly racist and complaining about "multi-racialism"

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40 minutes ago, Heartwork said:

Just listening to some tool calling in LBC wanting England to lose because there's too many black players in it. Video here: https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/caller-says-england-should-lose-world-cup/

What a prize tit.

If you have a drink whenever he says "multiracial" or "the multiracial society", you'd be hammered by the end of the three minute clip. What a tool!

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Tremendously busy day at work today, which I am grateful for. If I have time to mull over tonight I might have a heart attack.

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30 minutes ago, Rob1981 said:

 

 

Remember when the BBC did this about four weeks ago and we all took the ****.  Its four days away.

I was thinking about this last night. We were such no hopers that our national broadcaster actually produced a comedy short about the idea of us winning it, and now we actually might do it :D 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44785165

Amazing article, got a bit emotional reading it, especially this bit

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There is an unreality to it all. A frozen, sodden winter when the rain never stopped, a summer that started early and lit up everything for weeks. Sunlit mornings, evenings watching football with the windows and doors open and daylight in the sky until all the celebrating is done. A team beaten by a nation of 330,000 at their last big tournament, gone after the group stages at the previous World Cup, careering into the semi-finals and enjoying every moment of it.

There are limitless reasons to fall out of love with football. The idiots you know even in the home end at your own club, the jingoism that snarls in the slipstream of national success. The price of shirts, the price of tickets, the booking fee for something bought in a microsecond from an automated page. The multiple satellite packages, the kick-offs before lunch and after Sunday tea-time, the money going to middlemen in a deal that didn't need them.

Then you think of the adrenalised peaks and emotional releases of the past three weeks, the scenes in front of big screens around the country, the pleasure of seeing your happiness reflected in the faces and moods of people you have almost nothing else in common with.

Only football can do this. England winning the rugby union World Cup brought enormous pleasure to vast numbers, the home Ashes triumph of 2005 giddy disbelief to those who had long grown used to Australian domination.

Yet neither touched as many distant corners as this World Cup. The peak television audience for the deeds of Michael Vaughan's team was 8.4 million; 15 million saw Jonny Wilkinson drop his goal. Andy Murray's first Wimbledon victory brought in 17.3m, and that was a win for Great Britain.

England's last-16 win over Colombia peaked at 23.6 million. Wednesday night's semi-final is likely to draw in yet more.

And you don't want any of it to end. Football is going to revert to type for two of the teams still left in this World Cup. It will go back to being about regret and dejection and what might have been.

For one team it will be something else. Colour, sunshine, joy.

Maybe it will all end here. Maybe, this once, it will not.

 

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5 hours ago, skybluedave said:

Wait till he takes a look at the youth teams. Hopefully he tops himself.

Especially with names such as Latibeaudiere, Odoi, Ojo, Gomes, Tomori etc. (although Tomori was born in Canada)

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If (when) we win the World Cup, will we be the first country to be reigning champions of the U17, U20 and senior World Cups at the same time?

Could get even better if the women won the Women's World Cup next year too.

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9 minutes ago, Heartwork said:

Especially with names such as Latibeaudiere, Odoi, Ojo, Gomes, Tomori etc. (although Tomori was born in Canada)

Absolutely - a Frenchman??????

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For the first time in maybe the entire tournament, I feel sick with nerves this afternoon. I didn't think any England team would make me feel this way ever again.

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3 minutes ago, ginnybob said:

I feel dreadful. Way worse than the other knockout games because it's that close now. Touching distance of the final.

Exactly. I had very little expectations out of the Colombia game and honestly wouldn't have been that depressed if we'd lost it at all (same old England). This game is different - it could actually happen now and if it doesn't it's going to be devastating.

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I have a call with a client from 4-5pm today, there is no way I'll be listening or offering anything productive in our conversation.

I won't name and shame them for organising a call at such a stupid time on a day like today, but this popular personalised greetings card online business really should've thought about the game before they booked in this call.

It's about as careless as sending a pig to the moon.

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You guys actually experiencing nerves before an event that you can do absolutely nothing whatsoever to influence? seriously? like.... seriously???

That's so... odd... :D

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3 minutes ago, Boltman said:

You guys actually experiencing nerves before an event that you can do absolutely nothing whatsoever to influence? seriously? like.... seriously???

That's so... odd... :D

If football doesn't evoke any emotions, what's the point in following it as a spectator at all?

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