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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Ark Royal » 24 Jun 2018 17:04

Ian Wright uses the word 'alacrity' during his England v Panama half-time summary. What times we live in.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by CountryRoyal » 24 Jun 2018 17:09

Definitely just learnt the word and was alacritous to use it wherever he could.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by bobby1413 » 25 Jun 2018 07:37

Did you see the bit at the very end of the England Game between Pablo Zabaleta and Phil Neville?

Basically, Gary Linekar said: "Pablo, you're going to tell us about a drink from Argentina?"

He had a flask and cup full of the hot drink which was leaves, herbs and boiling water. Said that it was a big part of Argentinian culture and they have it whilst socialising. It cut to pictures of Suarez and a couple other Argentinian players drinking it as they stepped off the team bus - really just to show how popular the drink was.

Also, he said that a massive amount of it had been shipped over for everyone (fans and players/staff) as it was really important.

... cue the drink being passed to Phil Neville who has a drink, says "that's disgusting... it's just hot water" and hands it back.

Gary Linekar apologises for the comment and Pablo Zabaleta takes his cup back.

Cringeworthy and rude

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Jun 2018 07:38

bobby1413 Did you see the bit at the very end of the England Game between Pablo Zabaleta and Phil Neville?

Basically, Gary Linekar said: "Pablo, you're going to tell us about a drink from Argentina?"

He had a flask and cup full of the hot drink which was leaves, herbs and boiling water. Said that it was a big part of Argentinian culture and they have it whilst socialising. It cut to pictures of Suarez and a couple other Argentinian players drinking it as they stepped off the team bus - really just to show how popular the drink was.

Also, he said that a massive amount of it had been shipped over for everyone (fans and players/staff) as it was really important.

... cue the drink being passed to Phil Neville who has a drink, says "that's disgusting... it's just hot water" and hands it back.

Gary Linekar apologises for the comment and Pablo Zabaleta takes his cup back.

Cringeworthy and rude


Suarez changes nations during the World Cup? Fair play.

Jokes aside Phil Neville is a thick idiot, the lesser Neville. Even his sister is vastly more succesful than him.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by bobby1413 » 25 Jun 2018 09:08

Old Man Andrews Suarez changes nations during the World Cup? Fair play.


I made a whoopsie :oops:


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Re: World Cup Punditry

by genome » 25 Jun 2018 09:32

bobby1413 Did you see the bit at the very end of the England Game between Pablo Zabaleta and Phil Neville?

Basically, Gary Linekar said: "Pablo, you're going to tell us about a drink from Argentina?"

He had a flask and cup full of the hot drink which was leaves, herbs and boiling water. Said that it was a big part of Argentinian culture and they have it whilst socialising. It cut to pictures of Suarez and a couple other Argentinian players drinking it as they stepped off the team bus - really just to show how popular the drink was.

Also, he said that a massive amount of it had been shipped over for everyone (fans and players/staff) as it was really important.

... cue the drink being passed to Phil Neville who has a drink, says "that's disgusting... it's just hot water" and hands it back.

Gary Linekar apologises for the comment and Pablo Zabaleta takes his cup back.

Cringeworthy and rude


Yeah, that was painful.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by CountryRoyal » 25 Jun 2018 10:22

bobby1413 Did you see the bit at the very end of the England Game between Pablo Zabaleta and Phil Neville?

Basically, Gary Linekar said: "Pablo, you're going to tell us about a drink from Argentina?"

He had a flask and cup full of the hot drink which was leaves, herbs and boiling water. Said that it was a big part of Argentinian culture and they have it whilst socialising. It cut to pictures of Suarez and a couple other Argentinian players drinking it as they stepped off the team bus - really just to show how popular the drink was.

Also, he said that a massive amount of it had been shipped over for everyone (fans and players/staff) as it was really important.

... cue the drink being passed to Phil Neville who has a drink, says "that's disgusting... it's just hot water" and hands it back.

Gary Linekar apologises for the comment and Pablo Zabaleta takes his cup back.

Cringeworthy and rude


It’s called mate/yerba mate. It’s an unusual taste, it’s nicer if you put honey in it. Im not a massive fan but it’s part of someone’s culture and to to make a comment like Neville did is disrespectful and ignorant. You’d think being fortunate enough to have a career that affords him the luxury of being able to experience new countries and cultures he wouldn’t be such a narrow-minded twat.

No wonder people hate the English.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Old Man Andrews » 25 Jun 2018 10:24

Can't wait to see what Neville says to get himself sacked from being England womens manager. Definitely something on the cards.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by bobby1413 » 25 Jun 2018 10:52

CountryRoyal It’s called mate/yerba mate. It’s an unusual taste, it’s nicer if you put honey in it. Im not a massive fan but it’s part of someone’s culture and to to make a comment like Neville did is disrespectful and ignorant. You’d think being fortunate enough to have a career that affords him the luxury of being able to experience new countries and cultures he wouldn’t be such a narrow-minded twat.

No wonder people hate the English.


Precisely, it was stupidly ignorant, rude and just against general manners. If someone is taking the time to tell you something about their culture which is significant and important to them, then you politely accept and have something positive to say, even if it's "wow, that is really unusual, thanks for letting me try that".

Not "That's disgusting".

Like you, I also thought, how can someone who has travelled the world, has multiple millions of pounds be so fcking stupid and ignorant. Guess money doesn't buy class or manners.


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Re: World Cup Punditry

by stealthpapes » 25 Jun 2018 13:42

half time analysis on Saturday ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UW_fHm7SQo

I have also watched Matthew Upson fail to grate a carrot.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Snowflake Royal » 25 Jun 2018 21:26

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CountryRoyal It’s called mate/yerba mate. It’s an unusual taste, it’s nicer if you put honey in it. Im not a massive fan but it’s part of someone’s culture and to to make a comment like Neville did is disrespectful and ignorant. You’d think being fortunate enough to have a career that affords him the luxury of being able to experience new countries and cultures he wouldn’t be such a narrow-minded twat.

No wonder people hate the English.


Precisely, it was stupidly ignorant, rude and just against general manners. If someone is taking the time to tell you something about their culture which is significant and important to them, then you politely accept and have something positive to say, even if it's "wow, that is really unusual, thanks for letting me try that".

Not "That's disgusting".

Like you, I also thought, how can someone who has travelled the world, has multiple millions of pounds be so fcking stupid and ignorant. Guess money doesn't buy class or manners.

I don't understand Phil Neville. He was a shit defender. He was shit for England. He's thick. He's a terrible pundit / commentator. He's dropped a number of social clangers, and yet he's manager of England's women's team and seems a regular in the media.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by bobby1413 » 25 Jun 2018 21:34

Snowflake Royal I don't understand Phil Neville. He was a shit defender. He was shit for England. He's thick. He's a terrible pundit / commentator. He's dropped a number of social clangers, and yet he's manager of England's women's team and seems a regular in the media.


I wonder if it's because he is Gary Neville's brother - he seems far better qualified, much more of a developed human being and more suited tot he public eye.

Don't get me wrong, if it was Phil Neville who was your mate you'd accept it, but he's giving his opinion in front of about 10 million people and it's just no worthy

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by genome » 26 Jun 2018 08:14

Lawrenson was hilarious last night. His reaction to that foul had me creasing.

“OOOOOOH! UH-OH! UH-OH!”


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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Old Man Andrews » 26 Jun 2018 09:11

genome Lawrenson was hilarious last night. His reaction to that foul had me creasing.

“OOOOOOH! UH-OH! UH-OH!”


Yep he was brilliant the whole game. Hugely entertaining.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by 6ft Kerplunk » 26 Jun 2018 10:23

"Dad, why are you watching the Spain match not the Portugal one?"
"Two words Jnr II, Lawrenson and vuvuzelas"

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Sanguine » 26 Jun 2018 16:14

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... ly-mccoist

McCoist and Champion getting a good review from the Guardian.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Old Man Andrews » 26 Jun 2018 16:28

Sanguine https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jun/26/the-surprise-team-of-the-world-cup-jon-champion-and-ally-mccoist

McCoist and Champion getting a good review from the Guardian.


Agree with that write up. They should be the A team. McCoist in particular is excellent.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Vision » 02 Jul 2018 10:39

Been watching coverage in the states for the last two weeks.

Ian Wright is an even bigger plonker in the US than he is over here. Alexei Lalas is a very strange individual. Clarence Seedorf looks like he just rolled into the studio seconds before the broadcast not even aware which two teams are playing. Ali Wagner is about the best commentary pundit on either side of the Atlantic.

The Telemundo guys are brilliant entertainment.

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Re: World Cup Punditry

by Maneki Neko » 02 Jul 2018 10:46

Old Man Andrews
genome Lawrenson was hilarious last night. His reaction to that foul had me creasing.

“OOOOOOH! UH-OH! UH-OH!”


Yep he was brilliant the whole game. Hugely entertaining.


H8 the cnut

h8 all the commentators. I don't understand why they cant just shut up occasionally.
you don't have to fill every second with your inane drivel! its TV, not radio and I can see whats going on on the screen!
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