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Post by Rizzo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:56 pm

am I going to watch - or even listen - to Saturday's final? I'm staying in a farmhouse owned by some friends in a tiny village in rural France - I think the population is something like 160 people. The house doesn't have TV connection or computer connection or wi-fi nearby.

I've been searching to find if there is digital TV coverage in that area (Angouleme) because if so I have a digital TV received I can connect through my husband's laptop. Otherwise I have a small radio which receives BBC World Service, and apparently there is a portable transistor radio in the house although it may not work!

I suppose the local village bar may show the final - but we won't arrive until early evening anyway.

AAARGH!
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Post by BenWL » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:34 pm

I suppose that is what you call a monunmental Coq Up...!

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Post by Sim » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:56 pm

don't go, sorted, i mean i know its a holiday but this is also England defending the Rugby Wolrd Cup, i think it would be acceptable to stay at home, and if its not acceptable cunningly come down with a terrible case of flu!!

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Post by cornish tigress » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:28 pm

Get a French rugby shirt. It will hurt but you can do it. Make sure it is tight and undo all available buttons. Wear shirt, loiter in village bar, gently sobbing.

Say things like "damn ze engleesh swines"

Someone will aproach you and console you on your loss. You say that the only way you will be happy is to watch SA beat les onglays good and proper. Someone will invite you to their gaffe. Take a bottle of Remy. Bang tham over the head with it once they have sorted the correct channel.

Job done.
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Post by Gate » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:01 pm

I thought this was going to be a thread about a top tips programme on Yorkshire Television presented by Fred Dineage, Jack Hargreaves, Bunty Wossname and the other one - the bloke who did science-y things like how to make a transistor radio out of bra underwiring.

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Post by westwinds31 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:03 am

If it makes you feel any better, for the 2003 final, we'd booked a family outing to watch Disney on Ice at Earls Court. Looking at the fixtures before the tournament started, I couldn't see England making the final so booked......... :smt022

...luckily I did get to see the 1st half, and listened to the 2nd half and extra time on my portable radio on the underground and walking to the venue !!

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Post by Kinoulton » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:24 am

Gate wrote:I thought this was going to be a thread about a top tips programme on Yorkshire Television presented by Fred Dineage, Jack Hargreaves, Bunty Wossname and the other one - the bloke who did science-y things like how to make a transistor radio out of bra underwiring.
Jon Miller and Bunty James. Wasn't she every teenage boy's fantasy? Errrrr..... No.

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Post by madoqua » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:07 am

I'm on a long time arranged charter rail trip to Whitby.

What a pillock!

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Post by Angelo » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:50 am

cornish tigress wrote:Get a French rugby shirt. It will hurt but you can do it. Make sure it is tight and undo all available buttons. Wear shirt, loiter in village bar, gently sobbing.

Say things like "damn ze engleesh swines"

Someone will aproach you and console you on your loss. You say that the only way you will be happy is to watch SA beat les onglays good and proper. Someone will invite you to their gaffe. Take a bottle of Remy. Bang tham over the head with it once they have sorted the correct channel.

Job done.
B) plot: get a Springboks shirt, and go to the bar speaking english with strong Afrikaans accent. I think it would sound as "Gut Efening, shall ich watch daz finale pliz?". Tell them Zuidafrikans will revenge France, and how many you are sad for French people, because France was worth for the final, not England...
Advice: don't use B plot in the same bar you tried the A plot :smt002
job done part two :smt003

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Post by Rizzo » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:30 pm

Well, the husband is taking laptop and a digital receiver thingy. And we "think" the neighbours have a satellite dish on their house, so if all else fails we can go next door and plead with them!
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