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portuense Dec 11th, 2009 03:28 AM

go to the tourist office when you get to york. ask about pubs outside the centre/local villages. ask their advice about where would be good to go. a satellite village/town might be a good idea - less likely to come across yobs and far less likely to come across sweaty socks.
in edinburgh, find a bistro/foreign restaurant or bar eg french, italian. that way you won't get the hardcore sweaties and you should get to watch the game - ask beforehand. but don't ask at the tourist office because that will, of course, be staffed by sweaties

Cholmondley_Warner Dec 11th, 2009 03:35 AM

In short expect to meet a lot of sweatties.

It appears to be a law that every English pub has at least one embittered jock sitting at the bar drinking himself into oblivion while blaming England for everything.

It’s the only thing they manage to export all on their own (they have to get us to get that sticky black stuff out the ground and put shortbread in tins).

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 03:40 AM

I really really hope you hurry up grow some balls and divorce us soon. If only to stop the infernal English whining. :-)

stfc Dec 11th, 2009 03:43 AM

A lot of us wish you would hurry up and get some proper football teams. Then we could have a proper match.

Cholmondley_Warner Dec 11th, 2009 03:44 AM

It’s not us. We want shot (an instant £1500 pay rise for every person in England). It’s just that you won’t leave and we think if we dump you, you’ll start self harming and develop an eating disorder. And stalk us.

Cholmondley_Warner Dec 11th, 2009 03:45 AM

Then we could have a proper match.>>>

They could beat us at curling.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 03:56 AM

>They could beat us at curling.<

Hairdressing is not a sport.

travelgourmet Dec 11th, 2009 03:57 AM

I say cheer for whomever you want. I think most Europeans are smart enough to figure out that most Americans don't give a toss. The few Americans that I know that care (or at least pretend to care), usually support whatever the "home" country is. Still, I'm a bit confused as to why being an EPL fan = being an England fan. About half the league is foreign.

Personally, I want the US to win the whole shooting match, not because I care about soccer (I prefer real sports), but because I know it would piss off all the soccer-mad countries. Imagine the scene - the US emerges victorious in one of the world's biggest sporting events and only about 20 people in the US would actually care.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 04:01 AM

>stfc on Dec 11, 09 at 12:43pm
A lot of us wish you would hurry up and get some proper football teams. Then we could have a proper match.
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We're working on it. Sadly George Burley brought a fairly promising spell to a dismal conclusion. Hopefully the SFA will show some nous and appoint Dan Petrescu as the new coach. But I wont hold my breath.

Its annoying becuase we actually have some decent players kicking around we just need a manager who isn't a total knob. Alas any Scottish mananger worth his salt is getting paid 3 times what the SFA can afford plying their trade in the EPL.

Cholmondley_Warner Dec 11th, 2009 04:15 AM

Gilzean, bremner, White and McKay, Dagleish, Souness, Hansen, Gemmill, my mum, Souness, Archibald,….

Ou sont les chausettes sueurant d’antan?

It’s all gone Pete Tong innit? Not that this stops the “Old Firm” clamouring to play in England…..

ps Petrescu looks like Fox Mulder.

caroline_edinburgh Dec 11th, 2009 04:19 AM

I should perhaps have mentioned with my previous comment that a) I'm English myself so know about keeping my mouth shut, even during rugby games and b) I hate football whoever's playing. Personally I try to leave the country to avoid the suturation coverage & discussion around all the big tournaments.

portuense - "in edinburgh, find a bistro/foreign restaurant or bar eg french, italian. that way you won't get the hardcore sweaties and you should get to watch the game" - what sort of restaurants do you go to, that have TVs playing ?

OP, you'll be fine anywhere in Edinburgh that tourists are likely to go, but it would be pleasanter to watch matches not involving England. Do you know yet where you'll be staying, in case I can think of any good pubs nearby ? Although 'good pubs' and 'pubs with football on TV' are largely mutually exclusive IMO. There are however a few decent ones which only have the TVs on ocasionally.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 04:27 AM

>ps Petrescu looks like Fox Mulder.<

Very true! But more importantly he looks like a manager. What's he done with a club like Unirea is nothing short of stunning.

Cholmondley_Warner Dec 11th, 2009 04:32 AM

Unirea >>>

I had that once. I was prescribed an ointment.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 04:43 AM

>Cholmondley_Warner on Dec 11, 09 at 1:32pm
Unirea >>>

I had that once. I was prescribed an ointment.<

It is one of footballs more unfortunate names. Right up there with Celtic's former Brazillian defender Rafael Scheidt. It tooks us six months to realise that was his surname rather than a description of his ability.

Cholmondley_Warner Dec 11th, 2009 04:47 AM

Surely the daddy of them all was German striker Stephan Kuntz?

"And the germans have got Kuntz up front" was perhaps Motty's finest moment.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 04:56 AM

LOL! I'd forgotten about him. I'm hoping the Dutch lad Andre Ooijer gets a game this summer. Listening to the commentators search for a way of pronouncing it that doesn't sound like Motty getting a kick in the stones is amusing.

Josser Dec 11th, 2009 05:28 AM

I really really hope you hurry up grow some balls and divorce us soon. If only to stop the infernal English whining.

How do you know in Heathrow that a plane has just landed from Scotland.
When the engine is switched off, the whining doesn't stop.
Nobody minds them cheering against our team, although it's pretty childish IMHO. It's just that they do it while stuffing their boots with our dosh.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 05:38 AM

You just keep telling yourself that Josser. You have the power in your own hands. Vote for non unionist parties. These guys ned your vote.

http://www.englishdemocrats.org.uk/

Palenque Dec 11th, 2009 09:28 AM

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Well most Yanks could give a rat's ass about this contest, truth be known - oh it would be nice to beat the English but... not like the juvenile mania in England - perennial losers for 44 years looking for a big win after a drought.

Ho-hum, Americans could care less really.

In York i suggest Betty's Tea Shop for watching the tilt.

wellididntknowthat Dec 11th, 2009 10:30 AM

Must be closing time at the paint shop.


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