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DRT
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Euro 2016

Post by DRT » 00:30 Sun 03 Jul 2016

Is anyone here watching the Euros?

Wales are making a valiant effort to stay in Europe, despite their preference in last Thursday's vote. Portugal are waiting for Ronaldo to spring into action but are still clinging on like a grape skin on the side of a lagar. Germany missed their first penalty in a major tournament since 1982 and then went on to miss two more before beating the Italians. Iceland have covered every other country in a cloud of volcanic dust and are surreptitiously making their way to the final.

Possibly the most interesting football tournament I have seen in three decades.

Most of us here should now be learning these words in preparation for the final stages...

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by Glenn E. » 01:51 Sun 03 Jul 2016

Gesundheit!
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by AHB » 08:26 Sun 03 Jul 2016

What fun it would be to see a Wales - Iceland final with Portugal beating Germany on penalties for 3rd place.
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by idj123 » 20:44 Sun 03 Jul 2016

DRT wrote:Is anyone here watching the Euros?



Most of us here should now be learning these words in preparation for the final stages...

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
Some of us already know these words and have been singing them lustily :D

But we might struggle without Ramsey for the Portugal game...

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by flash_uk » 21:07 Sun 03 Jul 2016

idj123 wrote:But we might struggle without Ramsey for the Portugal game...
That yellow for handball was harsh.

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 22:01 Sun 03 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:What fun it would be to see a Wales - Iceland final
France has done as we should have. Our hopes are with Wales.

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by DRT » 07:56 Mon 04 Jul 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:What fun it would be to see a Wales - Iceland final
France has done as we should have. Our hopes are with Wales.
Indeed.
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Re: Euro 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Sun 10 Jul 2016

Lots of noise in my neighbourhood. Could it be anything to do with the Portuguese who live here? I think we should be told.

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Re: Euro 2016

Post by djewesbury » 22:54 Sun 10 Jul 2016

That looked extremely dull for quite a while. Thank God that, in a game between claret and port, the fortified wine won.
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