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Old Jun 11th 2014, 6:58 pm
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A co worker told me during the 90's the US channels/networks just took the BBC feed for the commentary when ?there was less interest in the tournament. Guess what we have now is classed as progress
I suppose so

I can put up with the US commentary for the most part. During the last World Cup, one of the English guys they had on, can't remember the name, was making funny jokes about all the diving. "He went down like he's just been shot", I seem to remember hearing.
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Old Jun 11th 2014, 7:04 pm
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I suppose so

I can put up with the US commentary for the most part. During the last World Cup, one of the English guys they had on, can't remember the name, was making funny jokes about all the diving. "He went down like he's just been shot", I seem to remember hearing.
One of the things I will miss is the English analysis of the game. i.e., Lineker and co in the studio assessing the game. They really are top class. Even with NBC I switch off once they're back in the studio and onto 5Live, as Robbie Earle and the American just don't do it for me.
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
One of the things I will miss is the English analysis of the game. i.e., Lineker and co in the studio assessing the game. They really are top class. Even with NBC I switch off once they're back in the studio and onto 5Live, as Robbie Earle and the American just don't do it for me.
Yeah, that's true. I do often miss Match of the Day on a Saturday evening if I'm sitting around the house looking for something on TV as well.

I accept the fact that I can now watch full Premiership matches on TV and at a handy time too as something of a tradeoff. I didn't have SKY or cable at home, so I could only ever watch highlights unless I was down the pub.
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
One of the things I will miss is the English analysis of the game. i.e., Lineker and co in the studio assessing the game. They really are top class. Even with NBC I switch off once they're back in the studio and onto 5Live, as Robbie Earle and the American just don't do it for me.
It's something about the American style where they talk to the camera rather than discuss it in the studio like guys in the pub.
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Anyone going to the Boston Brit meet-up for this? I got an invite although I can't decide whether to go.
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Anyone going to the Boston Brit meet-up for this? I got an invite although I can't decide whether to go.
Just driving into Boston puts me in a right foul mood, so I'll probably be passing..
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Old Jun 11th 2014, 7:16 pm
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10, 1 and 4 here, which is better than it has been.
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I'm heading here for the Italy game, The Britannia Arms of Monterey Pub & Restaurant - Monterey, California. Taking my 2 brothers in law down for their first experience of a World Cup in a pub with a tonne of Brits watching footie on a big screen. Can't wait! I see this as being a boring 0-0 encounter which will do me just fine. The conditions are gonna be oppressive and the pitch looks like the Brazilians have been using it to grow spuds! Still, 2 draws and a decent win should see us through. I'm feeling more confident about us getting out of the group by the day!
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Italy and Uruguay are more than handy and as most pundits point out this England squad isnt very good! Read a decent thing on the beeb that said how refreshing the lack of hype regarding England chances in this tournament.
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
Just driving into Boston puts me in a right foul mood, so I'll probably be passing..
Can't you get the T?
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Originally Posted by Karrie72 View Post
Can't you get the T?
That's the usual way I find myself in Boston, yep. I just can't stand driving in. We're away this Saturday, though returning early to watch the game at 1800. Would have been interesting to meet other Brits in Boston though
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Old Jun 11th 2014, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Karrie72 View Post
Anyone going to the Boston Brit meet-up for this? I got an invite although I can't decide whether to go.
I'm not, but there are loads going to the Greatest. For the burbs, a bunch usually go to one of the BBC pubs.

Though the new pub, Hopbrew? They got a 100" tele in for the world cup...
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I'm not, but there are loads going to the Greatest. For the burbs, a bunch usually go to one of the BBC pubs.

Though the new pub, Hopbrew? They got a 100" tele in for the world cup...
Sorry for sounding ignorant but whats a BBC pub?
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Originally Posted by Karrie72 View Post
Sorry for sounding ignorant but whats a BBC pub?
British Beer Company

One in Westford and Framingham are pretty decent, don't know about the others.
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Shamelessly stolen from the internet:

The England team visited an orphanage in Brazil today.

‘It's heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope,"’
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said Jose, age 6.
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