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Really! There's football on the telly this evening? 

My old man, 3 sons and 7 grandsons ( I've got my own team), sauna going full blast even though it's a heatwave outside, beer, crisps,  dip sauces, peanuts, beer, popcorn, a selection of dried susages - and did I mention beer - all over the place. They told me they were having a book appreciation meeting.

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And the Swede's have given Germany a life line CL!

If England finish top of Group G then they will face the runners-up in Group H.

If they finish second, they will play the winners of Group H, but that could mean they go on to face Brazil or Germany in the quarter-finals:wave: as opposed to Mexico or Serbia:thumbsup:.

But hang-on-a-moe - we have The Bedlington Terrier on our side  :-

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4 hours ago, Eggy1948 said:

And the Swede's have given Germany a life line CL!

given! GIVEN! It was stolen, I tell you, from under our very noses with no thought or consideration for anybody but themselves!

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It’s so tense. Are Sweden going to be *given* another chance? 😂

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3 hours ago, Andy Millne said:

It’s so tense. Are Sweden going to be *given* another chance?

Given? "WELL - EARNED" is the term being applied by the 'book appreciation' gang.

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2 hours ago, Eggy1948 said:

And will Saturday 7th July tear you apart CL?

.... I've sent in an application to join the book appreciation society, just in case. Either way, It'll be me who's making the celebratory dinner!

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32 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

Germany - out

Portugal - out

Argentina - out

Spain - out

Our chances get better and better!

I was going to say: - put your cash up front, but you probably don't have any.  Sweden is the most cashless society on the planet - barely 1% of the value of all payments made using coins or notes last year.

 Maddy Savage -  British freelance journalist & presenter in Sweden says :- "It's been mainly positive reactions. We love to use our cards here in Stockholm."

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Across the country, cash is now used in less than 20% of transactions in stores - half the number five years ago, according to the Riksbank, Sweden's central bank.

Coins and banknotes have been banned on buses for several years after unions raised concerns over drivers' safety.

Even tourist attractions have started to gamble on taking plastic-only payments, including Stockholm's Pop House Hotel and The Abba Museum.

Could the World Cup final be 

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Get your Chip & Pin on it!

 

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54 minutes ago, Eggy1948 said:

I was going to say: - put your cash up front, but you probably don't have any.  Sweden is the most cashless society on the planet - barely 1% of the value of all payments made using coins or notes last year.

True, but there' a huge protest movement against the speed at which 'plastic' and 'online' payments are taking over. Many people, elderly in particular, are becoming economically isolated due to poor computer skills and the lack of Internet  availability  - especially in the northern regions where those telephone services which exist leave a great deal to be desired. It's not uncommon to have to drive several miles to use your mobile phone.

It's also very time consuming to pay without hard cash. Yesterday I stood in a queue of 16 people to buy some fresh strawberries from an outdoor stall. They were already packed and weighed so it was only a question of picking up the box and paying. I waited 10 minutes in 28 degrees with a load of fresh produce in my trolley and during that time only two people were served. The reason? Paying by direct bank transfer with a mobile phone. Fearing that my Sunday roast was being cooked in the trolley, I gave up and headed for another supermarket where I could buy them indoors using cash.

But back to football! I think we are in with a chance here - well, a better chance than previous years. Switzerland next and it's 16 years since they last met each other (according to the old man). And most of the tough guys are already out of the competition. I'll put a tanner on it if you like.

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1 hour ago, Canny lass said:

I'll put a tanner on it if you like.

A tanner it is then - 

Rank Team Total Points Previous Points +/- Positions Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT    
  1 GERGermany 1558(1558.49) 1544 0   775.06 775.06 832.00 416.00 424.26 127.28 1200.77 240.15  
  2 BRABrazil 1431(1430.57) 1384 0   558.95 558.95 1082.36 541.18 560.21 168.06 811.88 162.38  
  3 BELBelgium 1298(1298.32) 1346 0   629.98 629.98 645.63 322.82 529.80 158.94 932.92 186.58  
  4 PORPortugal 1274(1273.69) 1306 0   646.92 646.92 691.82 345.91 517.77 155.33 627.63 125.53  
  5 ARGArgentina 1241(1241.45) 1254 0   404.07 404.07 809.59 404.80 829.98 248.99 917.94 183.59  
  6 SUISwitzerland 1199(1198.72) 1179 0   578.59 578.59 808.58 404.29 338.09 101.43 572.09 114.42  
  7 FRAFrance 1198(1198.13) 1166 0   520.12 520.12 856.75 428.38 393.65 118.09 657.68 131.54  
  8 POLPoland 1183(1182.61) 1128 2   499.90 499.90 896.94 448.47 375.17 112.55 608.45 121.69  
  9 CHIChile 1135(1134.66) 1146 0   403.99 403.99 831.33 415.67 724.98 217.49 487.56 97.51  
  10 ESPSpain 1126(1125.5) 1162 -2   537.05 537.05 611.48 305.74 646.40 193.92 443.99 88.80  
  11 PERPeru 1125(1125.39) 1106 0   560.36 560.36 788.09 394.05 421.92 126.58 222.02 44.40  
  12 DENDenmark 1051(1051.44) 1054 0   723.72 723.72 314.88 157.44 300.24 90.07 401.06 80.21  
  12 ENGEngland 1051(1050.84) 1040 1   476.42 476.42 593.51 296.75 580.49 174.15 517.60 103.52  
  14 URUUruguay 1018(1018.41) 976 3   486.28 486.28 487.69 243.84 561.47 168.44 599.26 119.85  
  15 MEXMexico 989(989.44) 1008 0   470.55 470.55 506.78 253.39 579.97 173.99 457.54 91.51  
  16 COLColombia 986(985.97) 989 0   292.09 292.09 655.57 327.78 665.76 199.73 831.89 166.38  
  17 NEDNetherlands 981(980.98) 969 2   545.74 545.74 299.13 149.56 333.54 100.06 928.10 185.62  
  18 WALWales 953(953.46) 931 3   335.47 335.47 745.20 372.60 359.92 107.98 687.06 137.41  
  19 ITAItaly 951(951.25) 947 1   341.93 341.93 732.11 366.05 415.76 124.73 592.70 118.54  
  20 CROCroatia 945(945.18) 975 -2   397.75 397.75 672.78 336.39 335.96 100.79 551.26 110.25  
  21 TUNTunisia 910(909.91) 1012 -7   545.56 545.56 394.79 197.39 227.59 68.28 493.39 98.68  
  22 ISLIceland 908(908.01) 930 0   438.64 438.64 564.25 282.13 302.02 90.61 483.19 96.64  
  23 CRCCosta Rica 884(884.04) 858 2   410.90 410.90 480.58 240.29 332.44 99.73 665.55 133.11  
  24 SWESweden 880(879.9) 889 -1   478.44 478.44 431.99 215.99 370.10 111.03 372.19 74.44

 

Sweden to loose to Switzerland.:spell:

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3 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Now you're just trying to baffle me with science, Eggy! Are these telephone numbers to the players?

I have no idea -  Ave Wgt -  to me would be Average Weight but that doesn't fit. 

Link to the site where I got the table from is 

https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/index.html

 

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Half time and there's only two things I have to say:

- Who the H3ll picked that strip for the Swedish goalkeeper! He looks like a bad day in the Findus frozen pea factory!

- That must be good, substantial, British kniker elastic in the Swiss team's shorts!

Champagne on ice and waiting.

 

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13 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

- Who the H3ll picked that strip for the Swedish goalkeeper! He looks like a bad day in the Findus frozen pea factory!

- That must be good, substantial, British kniker elastic in the Swiss team's shorts!

Champagne on ice and waiting.

 

Well I'm with you ♀️ and I don't like the ball, or the hair cuts, either:punk:.

I think the Swiss keeper's 40 denier tights are way to evocative.:)

I hope it doesn't go to penalties:dribble:

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I LOVE that goalkeeper's strip!!

 

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No idea why he's lying down but what the he11. He's earned a rest.

Now how was that bet again? 

6d? 100/240  = 0.416

0.416 x 6 = 2.49p

I'm feeling generous! Round that down to 2p.

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