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Terry Naylor03 Jul 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

After that rollercoaster ride and actually winning a penalty shoot out is wargaming taking a backburner ?
Sat gaming is off as it's time to bash those Swedes.
No painting , beers in , lucky y fronts ,
ENGLAND EXPECTS.

Glengarry503 Jul 2018 11:24 p.m. PST

I'm torn. I'm Canadian, my dad was English but my mum is Swedish-American… who to root for?!?

Redcurrant04 Jul 2018 12:04 a.m. PST

I am a Scot, so I have a game arranged for Saturday.

Darrell B D Day04 Jul 2018 2:33 a.m. PST

I'm a Scot but not a bitter one😊

Just don't get over-excited, England. Getting this far with an unfancied team and without the usual over-hyped press coverage is a success in itself. Don't look beyond the next game.

DBDD

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 3:09 a.m. PST

On, on, you noble English!

JimDuncanUK04 Jul 2018 4:16 a.m. PST

Wasn't there a report in the press recently that established that the earliest football rules and regulations were published in Scotland.

Dynaman878904 Jul 2018 5:02 a.m. PST

You guys meant to say "Soccer"

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 5:03 a.m. PST

I heard China originated football.

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Terry Naylor04 Jul 2018 5:24 a.m. PST

Hi Jim Duncan ,
I read that report it was commissioned by we crankie Willie Sturgeon on behalf of the SNP .
Part of operation iron bru.
Football is certainly a British invented sport.

20th Maine
Certainly there have been ancient cultures that have played some form ball game but this has no relevance or influence on what football is today a 19c invention.

Straw Plaiter Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

Actually Dynaman8789 Soccer is an English expression from the 1870's. At the time there was Association Football and Rugby Football. Players shortened them to Soccer and Rugger.

JimDuncanUK Oldest known Soccer rules date from 1824 and were found in Edinburgh.
Oldest club still playing a form of soccer very close to today's game is Sheffield FC who were formed in 1857.
Scots we'll find a way to cock it up so be patient.

Gone Fishing04 Jul 2018 9:10 a.m. PST

Nothing at all against the Swedes, who are good folks, but I do hope England manages this one. As others have said, the fact that they got this far is already a tremendous achievement.

Empires at War Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

The rules for Association Football were created in England. There really is no argument here. That's not to say other rules involving kicking a ball about have not existed of course. In fact we invented most good games played today.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

I do not care now if any of the following win
Brazil
France
Belgium
England
Croatia
Uruguay
Sweden

Skinflint Games04 Jul 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

2002 – we get through to the quarter finals, everyone loses their minds, we get battered in the next match and crash out.

2006 – we get through to the quarter finals, everyone loses their minds, we get battered in the next match and crash out.

2018 – well, let's just say I'm not holding my breath. The British Grand Prix though – that's another matter…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

Good job its only a game!!!!

Terry Naylor06 Jul 2018 3:08 a.m. PST

Vindaloo , Fat Less
World in motion, New Order
and off course the classic timeless
3 Lions ,
The soundtrack to today's painting output . Are they the greatest football/sports songs ever written?

Terry Naylor06 Jul 2018 3:11 a.m. PST

My old mate Archie McSporran ( collects Jacobite 28mm) prefers
" All'ys Army " arguing it's a far better recording.
Don't quite see it myself but everyone to their own.

EricThe Shed06 Jul 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

its coming home…nuff said

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

Forgive my ignorance, but what does 'Football is coming home' actually mean? was it ever away?

It just sounds like gibberish to me!

EricThe Shed07 Jul 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

its the lyrics from the 1996 Three Lions song…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

Cheers Eric, that's what I thought!- meaningless!!!!

Lost Wolf07 Jul 2018 9:45 p.m. PST

I am leaning towards Croatia. It's a fun sport to watch, especially when it gets to the kick offs (What happens after regulation and overtime play). Very tense and I couldn't imagine what was going through the players mind when it comes time to kick.

Terry Naylor08 Jul 2018 1:35 a.m. PST

Blimey that's another week coming up of no gaming as we have the semi final on Wednesday.
I had a primed unit of Nap line but pollocks to it .
The nation is going bonkers so enjoy the ride .


Mr Herkybird .
"Football is coming home, " is about emotions. It's the pain we have endured for generations and hope of a second coming .It was never meant to be grammatically correct. It's from the heart .
To bring the World Cup/Euro back to England the birthplace of the global game.

Gennorm08 Jul 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

Well put Terry Naylor.

Marc the plastics fan13 Jul 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Strange. It's gone quiet

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