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World Cup 2014 news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Lord Camomile, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    That's less than the Premier League gave him, and that was only the second time he did it!

    As my colleague just pointed out, he'll be back around the same time as this season - probably won't affect any transfer then, I would imagine.
     
  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Will only just scrape the highest score tally and awards again then :facepalm:
     
  3. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    He can't watch it on the telly? :eek: Harsh.
     
  4. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    i did not think they could stop him playing in England ?
     
  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    What are we going to watch today? Wimbledon?
     
  6. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    For those of you looking forward to supporting Engand at Euro 2016, I saw a good offer at Sainsbury's today



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  7. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Worth buying a box of them. In two years time you'll be able to shift them.
     
  8. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It's damn cheap isn't it. Tempted, tempted...
     
  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Pfft, only 40p off :rolleyes:
     
  10. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    They were selling fucking shitty cheap looking plastic Union flags at the Jubilee thingy the other year for so much I can't remember how much but it was a lot!
     
  11. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I think they were £1.49 to start.
     
  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Not according to that price label :hmm:
     
  13. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    They were more before the tournament! :D
     
  14. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    More class from the Greece team.
    Greece players turn down World Cup bonus, ask PM to build new training centre instead.
    You might not like their style of play, but this would appear to be another reason to like Greece ahead of their World Cup last 16 clash against Costa Rica.

    This World Cup has been dogged with bonus rows. First with Cameroon, even before they set off to Brazil.

    And, most famously last week with Ghana where 3 million dollars had to be shipped out to Brazil ahead of their final game against Portugal.

    Now, the Greece team have written to their prime minister Antonis Samaras and told him they are not interested in their World Cup bonus but simply want the money to be put towards a sports centre for the national team.

    The Greek press report that the squad in Brazil wrote a short letter saying: “We do not want as extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people. All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports centre that will house our National team.”

    This letter was written on Sunday June 29, 2014 and signed by all 23 squad members, it came as a result of Greece reaching the second round of the World Cup for the first time in their history.
    RESPECT
     
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  15. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    That is pretty cool :cool:
     
  16. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

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  17. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Apparently there have now been as many goals as in the last World Cup, 145, with 12 games still to go.
     
  18. leftistangel

    leftistangel Well-Known Member

    What happens when you go back to a ball many of the players can control.
     
  19. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This is a great read:

     
  21. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    We were talking to my mother-in-law, who lives in Jordan, on Skype on Sunday while watching the Holland vs. Mexico game, and I was quite surprised to find out her feed was pretty much a minute ahead of ours. She told us of Holland 'a first goal well, well before we saw it on our screens. I wonder if the radio broadcast to the UK is also delayed to match the TV signal.
     
  22. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    It has been on digital radio and via digital tv (when you can have the 5live commentary instead) However it has been way ahead on MW radio when i was listening to it yesterday with the telly on mute.
     
  23. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Just noticed that all the winners of the group stages got through to the quarter-finals. Is this a World Cup first?
     
  24. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Apparently it is - according to Gary Lineker anyway.
     
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  25. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I'm thousands of miles away from Gary and the rest, so I'm claiming originality on that.
     
  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    What, on the question? 'cause you didn't know if for a fact :p
     
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  27. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Capello is being branded a thief and a Russian MP has asked for parliamentary inquest

    He (I think) is on a £6m salary and if they sack him before 2018 then he gets a payout of around £25m :facepalm:
     
  29. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Got a stat earlier (listening to Dietmar Hamann on TalkSport) about the number of physios called onto the pitch in the 90 minute group stage games. In total the physios came on the pitch 302 time in 72 games. Of these 302 injures only 9 players had to leave the pitch.

    Wonder how that compares to previous tournaments?
     
  30. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

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