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On 4/6/2020 at 1:19 AM, garynysmon said:

Personally I think the best World Cups in terms of kick off time are those in the Americas. I remember that for Brazil 2014 we had kick off times of something like 6pm, 8pm and 11pm which meant I didn't miss any due to work etc. Even in Europe there are always 3pm kick offs which can make it awkward and don't get me started on 2002. Fucking waste of a good tournament that was.

Echo the love for USA 94. The first World Cup I can properly remember, we had the wall chart up at primary school and everything and the headteacher insisting we filled it in as a class before any thought of some actual schoolwork

Japan 2002 was mental. I remember Brazil vs England kicking off at like 8am but you could still watch a match. USA 94 the matches were through the night. First one I think would have been 11pm.

Italia 90 was good for the kick off times. BBC had "Nessum Dorma". ITV had the lovely Rod Argent & Peter Van Hooke "Tutti Al Mondo" as it's theme. Kind of a forgotten World Cup theme....

Love the wee bit of fast drumming at the end of things they used to do.

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It's funny how you remember games with iffy kick off times. I remember watching one of Englands group games in school (98 world cup) as it must have kicked off at 2pm or 3pm. How they allowed us to watch this I'll never know.

World Cup 2002 the Brazil game I remember watching before work in our canteen and them allowing us to start work later/work through lunch/finish later. I'm sure on that day the Tube was empty as most of the nation stayed at home. 

 

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On 3/27/2020 at 10:31 PM, Cousin Jim Bob said:

I remember when I first moved to Liverpool in 2000. First the disappointment on how shit the TV reception was and how I was getting S4C in perfect picture but no ch4 or Five. Then I discovered Sgorio. I think they had La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga highlight rights at the time. It was fucking amazing.

There's an S4C programme at 9pm on Friday looking back at 30 years of Sgorio. Its been on before but really good. (With subtitles for you lot over Offa's Dyke)

 

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Tremendous account collecting great moments of shithousing. Here's a lovely one though from everyone's favourite shithouse.

 

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On 4/8/2020 at 12:07 PM, Briefcase said:

It's funny how you remember games with iffy kick off times. I remember watching one of Englands group games in school (98 world cup) as it must have kicked off at 2pm or 3pm. How they allowed us to watch this I'll never know.

World Cup 2002 the Brazil game I remember watching before work in our canteen and them allowing us to start work later/work through lunch/finish later. I'm sure on that day the Tube was empty as most of the nation stayed at home. 

If I remember correctly, the A Level Maths exam started at 9am the morning England played Brazil. So, bang on the start of the second half. Unlucky, fellow children.

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1 hour ago, PunkStep said:

Be still Keith's beating erection

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On 4/8/2020 at 4:17 AM, bAzTNM#1 said:

Kind of a forgotten World Cup theme....

Right, glad you brought this up (which clearly, you did). So here is the list of the best TV World Cup themes since I was born. I'm not doing Mexico.

1990 - BBC: Nessun Dorma, yeah everyone remembers this, fine.
1994 - BBC: Lalala lala America, lalala lala America. ITV don't even bother turning up.
1998 - Much, much closer than the previous, but BBC using Fauré's 'Pavane' takes it over ITV's Apollo 440 tune by a hair's breadth.
2002 - BBC went with Faithless's 'Tarantula' which is great but ITV had Madame Butterfly. I'll be honest, these are much of a muchness in my opinion. Call it a draw.
2006 - I don't mind Kasabian, but fucking hell ITV, why are you getting them to cover Bowie's "Heroes"? BBC for that alone.
2010 - Shit, ITV have done it! Vusi Masahela's 'When You Come Back' was so enjoyable that I actually bought it. BBC's effort generic in its effort to sound vaguely African.
2014 - Piss easy win for Channel 3; ITV drop right onto the utter earworm that is 'Aquarela do Brasil' while BBC throw in something by notorious Brazilian Stevie Wonder.
2018 - Closer than it has any right to be because ITV go way over the top with Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Theme' mixed with some Greatest Showman homages, but I think it's still a bit better than BBC's 'put some Russian dolls in it' intro with Ochi Chernye.

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I like whichever theme was blaring out in the tournaments where England underperformed and got knocked out in hilarious fashion. Oh. Hell of a playlist, that.

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I like guessing what they're going to play over the montage of them getting knocked out. I remember Stop Crying Your Heart Out over one and almost dying laughing...and that was when I still cared a tiny bit!

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RTE 2 used to play this montage at closedown for years after the 2002 World Cup. Remember arriving home at 1 or 2am and in my early drinking career and looking forward to it!

 

 

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Matty Holland banging that one in is one of my abiding memories of that World Cup. Am I right in thinking it was an early-ish games? I swear cereal was involved at my end.

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Mexico 1986 on the BBC used to have the "Aztec Nightmare". Don't know who it was by. Might have been credited to somebody called "Heads". Don't know who that is.

ITV had "Aztec Gold" by Silsoe a.k.a Rod Argent & Peter Van Hooke. Two of them seemed to do a lot of ITV intros at the time.. Also used as the "Saint and Greavsie" theme.

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8 hours ago, Daaaaaad! said:

1994 - BBC: Lalala lala America, lalala lala America. ITV don't even bother turning up.

ITV had the brilliant "Gloryland" by Hall and Oates. They win. Both superb though.

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England-Germany from 1990 WC is on iPlayer Sunday at 3pm.

Wonder if my dad will sink to his knees as Waddle blasts over, crying clutching his Embassy No 1 and shout "facking come ere Gal" as he bear hugs me and tells me we'll win it one day. The big twat.

My earliest memory I reckon. 

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