Where are you watching?

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Where are you watching?

Post by Denzil » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm

My least prepared game so far. Currently verging on a pub in Brentwood but may end up in another boozer further out in Essex. Being 30 degrees tomorrow it's the perfect game for a BBQ and the match with a load of pals but everyone seems to be doing separate things tomorrow so it hasn't been organised.

Where are you guys watching?

Also, if we do make it to the semis, I have always had this vision that I would watch the semi or the final in a huge area with a big screen like you see so often on the tele. Where would be the best place for this in London? I cannot see from searching online that anything has been organised anywhere - would the O2 show it?

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by S-H » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:00 pm

The old man is doing a barbeque so going over there with him the family and few of his mates, sod over crowded pubs, in this weather, waiting an hour to be served, was bad enough on a Thursday evening for the Belgium game!

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:06 pm

A few places are showing it but may have to pay. Camden is free AFAIK, both Boxparks, Pitch @ Stratford (sold out tomorrow), The Water Poet is free and Skylight @ Tobacco Dock.

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by DasNutNock » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:13 pm

Either the kid's school summer party or round someone's gaff that just bought a 65" Sony OLED. TBH, I'd rather be at home with my TV, but at least I don't have to drive anywhere.

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by OFT » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:18 pm

Athens airport .........hopefully

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Denzil » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:58 pm

Am I being boring if I choose to watch it at home on my own? I am really leaning towards doing that!

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by DasNutNock » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:02 pm

Denzil wrote:Am I being boring if I choose to watch it at home on my own? I am really leaning towards doing that!
Watching at home would be my first choice, mate.

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Billy Hunt » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:11 pm

Denzil wrote:Am I being boring if I choose to watch it at home on my own? I am really leaning towards doing that!
Not really, you'll see more of the game that way.

I've watched the last couple in the Smack in Leigh, which like most places gets pretty rammed. May settle for watching this one at home too as I'm out early evening anyway... but closer to kick off I'll most likely change my mind

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Wembley1966 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:13 pm

If we get to the semi final, then it will be on the beach in Spain next week - I've just seen the size of the TV in our villa we're renting!

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by DasNutNock » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:13 pm

Wembley1966 wrote:If we get to the semi final, then it will be on the beach in Spain next week - I've just seen the size of the TV in our villa we're renting!

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Eesh. Where you going?

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Denzil » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:18 pm

Denzil wrote:Am I being boring if I choose to watch it at home on my own? I am really leaning towards doing that!
Billy Hunt wrote:
Not really, you'll see more of the game that way.

I've watched the last couple in the Smack in Leigh, which like most places gets pretty rammed. May settle for watching this one at home too as I'm out early evening anyway... but closer to kick off I'll most likely change my mind
Yep I hear you, I've watched every game in a pub so far and only once was it rubbish (vs Belgium 2nd half I could barely see the TV and I am 6'1"). I just know that Brentwood is going to be on another level plus the thought of being in a packed boozer when it's 30 degrees out is making me feel ill already. Can't beat it for atmosphere though can you!

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Wembley1966 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:38 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Eesh. Where you going?
Most of the villas we rent seem to have a lounge that looks a bit like that - it is never used as you are by the pool most of the time and always eat outside. As long as it has a 2nd fridge outside by the BBQ / pool then I'm happy.

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by DasNutNock » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:41 pm

Wrong thread.

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Patito » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:21 pm

Torino tomorrow. I don’t know the city well at all so if anyone has any suggestions I’d be very grateful...

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Samba » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Denzil wrote:Am I being boring if I choose to watch it at home on my own? I am really leaning towards doing that!
:thup:
Watching at home - lovely!
Great view, great drink, great food, comfort, no punch ups, well, not many...

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by wolf359 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:24 pm

At home with my eight year old daughter - she'll talk all through it, ask silly questions and generally annoy me but I'm not sure I'd have it any other way. Last game she asked me to explain the off-side rule, couldn't help but laugh.

Semi and Final she is with her mum so I'll be home alone, screaming at the telly (if England are present)

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by sicknote » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:33 pm

Late lunch on the beach to line my stomach, then a stroll to the pub of choice aim to be in position in pub at half 3 half hour before kick off over here

Our pub of choice is English and full of English , Tuesday was odd as even the local jocks taffs and paddy’s were celebrating with us

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Samba » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:12 pm

wolf359 wrote:At home with my eight year old daughter - she'll talk all through it, ask silly questions and generally annoy me but I'm not sure I'd have it any other way. Last game she asked me to explain the off-side rule, couldn't help but laugh.
Golden years, mate.

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Post by Samba » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:13 pm

sicknote wrote:Our pub of choice is English and full of English , Tuesday was odd as even the local jocks taffs and paddy’s were celebrating with us
I'm pleased they're sharing the happiness. Good on 'em.

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Re: Where are you watching?

Post by Hammersfaniow » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:14 pm

I’ll be watching it on my phone, as my mate is getting married at 3pm. P**s poor planning on his behalf

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