thread Oh God.
As someone who doesn't follow football at all, I am not much looking forward to three weeks (is that right?), during which most men become incapable of discussing anything else, and expect all other men to know everything about it.

And it's almost impossible to go out for a football-free pint.
permalink I realised just how out of touch with football I am
when I looked at the England squad and recognised literally none of the names
permalink This.
Apart from going to the occasional Leeds game, I can't be arsed with domestic football.
permalink I'm not anti football..
I'm just not interested.

Apparently this makes me a freak among MEN.
permalink ditto.
I've never seen the attraction of getting worked up over 22 millionaires and a game you have absolutely zero control over ever.
permalink you're all fucking mental
still, as long as you don't moan about it while the rest of us sneakily watch Australia v Denmark on our phones instead of working then we'll all get along fine.
permalink hehehe :)
permalink Good point
There’s often more intrigue in the pool games
permalink some contain top top players,
some are just a crock of shit.
permalink like the old one
on a day off from training, the England squad visited a local russian orphanage

“It’s heartbreaking to see their sad eyes, completely devoid of hope”

said Vasily, aged 6.
permalink I would it noted for the record
That "I Like This"

permalink seconded
permalink *comedy trombone**

(*autofill tells me this isn't the first time I've typed that)

*edit* Saw this joke a lot today so I did a bit of digging, it first appeared in 2010 so it's heading for a long service award :)
permalink Speaking of this
What times of day are the matches? I imagine they will be early since it's Russia?

permalink mostly 1pm to 7pm kickoff for us
permalink So it's a morning shift in Spoons then off to bed then?
Arse. I have to go to work.
permalink just "work from home"
like the rest of us slackers.

permalink Yay!
Kickoffs between midnight and 7am, mostly 2-3am. Won't be watching much live then!

Although 2 England games are at 6am, so that is doable
permalink I neither know nor care,
TBH. Yes, football is a great game, but there are many things I'd much rather do than watch it. Masturbation is way more fun, for instance. And it rarely lasts 90 minutes.
permalink spoken like a true Leeds fan
permalink There's not much else we can do
when we throw away yet another lead in the dying minutes...
permalink preseason in Burma
permalink Good to go somewhere
with an even worse human rights record than the Leeds defence
permalink 'kin hell scoff i owe you a pint for that one
first decent laugh i've had all season! X ;)
permalink This.
permalink they do usually* turn into prima donnas when the money starts flooding in
the england under 20's win their world cup and probably still on a YTS scheme

*though this young southgate team do seem up for it
permalink It'll be pretty easy in NZ
As I assume the games will be on (mostly on Sky, but presumably the internets can help), at some stupid time like 7 am.