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BANGKOK 16 June 2019 23:35
rooster59

The week that was in Thailand news: If you want a decent conversation in Thailand - talk football!

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Entirely my reason for not moving to the States back in the Eighties. As an enthusiast season worker in a five-star hotel in Davos, Switzerland, I was offered a huge opportunity in Colorado - too far from M16 ORA !!

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

He's still feeling euphoric about Spurs' win. He is forgiven, even if I have little to no interest in football myself. Nice to have a passion for something. I'm still looking for mine.  

Thanks for allowing me my indulgence, Garry. I shall endeavor to get back to the news next week!

 

But no passion? What about that gorgeous wife I see you with? 🙂

 

Rooster

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6 hours ago, wotsdermatter said:


 

From an old Lillywhites fan, born in Fulham in 1941, the French "Mentir entre tes dents", means, "lying through your teeth". Incidentally, thank you for reminding me we only have made it to the Cup Final once, even though Fulham is one of the oldest football teams around and still retains the oldest stand in the country named after one of England's greatest footballers, Johnny Haynes, aka The Maestro, whom even Pele stood in awe of his football abilities.  Met him many times as I was a friend of one of the "amateurs/semi-professionals who was under contract to Fulham, and he was always gracious.  Nobody really liked the attitude of Tommy Trinder, then Chairman of the Board because of his (ab)using the team in public with his sarcastic "comedic" routines.

'nuf sed

"Mentir entre tes dents" is by no means proper/correct French. This is translated Literally Word for word...No French person would say this !!!

The French say "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" !!! Which means lying like a tooth puller !!! (Old style Street Dentist) !!!

For further translations please refrain from using GOOGLE TRANSLATE !

Best regards, Off Road Pat !!

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Looking forward to Spurs playing Iceland next month as the manager has said if they beat Iceland he will try a game against Aldi the following week.

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Thai mainly know of Liverpool Manchester United and Buri Ram!

 

The lack of conversational skill is apparent in Thai lack of education. 

 

Oh and not forgetting their very good knowlegde about extoring money, drinking whiskey and thinking that life is one big party at the cost to foreigners.

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10 minutes ago, Sonhia said:

Thai mainly know of Liverpool Manchester United and Buri Ram!

 

The lack of conversational skill is apparent in Thai lack of education. 

 

Oh and not forgetting their very good knowlegde about extoring money, drinking whiskey and thinking that life is one big party at the cost to foreigners.

Clearly, you love Thailand, and appear to not know very much about this lovely country.

 

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A wise old man once told me, " To live a long life, never talk about Football, Religion or Politics"

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11 minutes ago, lucifer666 said:

A wise old man once told me, " To live a long life, never talk about Football, Religion or Politics"

Throw sex in there as well.

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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Throw sex in there as well.

If it's part of the conversation does that make it oral sex?

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21 hours ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Yes, after being away from the uk since ‘95 ( but still a frequent visitor ) I can see the gears ticking over when I say to my friends or ex work colleagues I now live in Thailand . Perception of Thailand ranges from jealousy ( I.e. living in a paradise ) to mild disgust ( “ you should be ashamed at your age “ 😬) and anything in between !!

 

As for football !!

 

Hailing from a small village in between Leeds and Bradford I did as many of my friends did and chose to route for the best team !!, although nowadays there’s not much between them !!

Long gone are the super 70’s and all the glory that came with it, Leeds currently trying to get back into the Premier !

 

Bradford on the other hand  , you have to go back to 1911 to find anything to celebrate !!

 

On a more sombre note:

Yesterday marked 34 years since the dreadful Bradford City fire and the 56 lives that were lost.

Although I wasn’t present I do have friends who were there and recently I encountered an old work colleague, although we didn’t discuss the fire on our last meeting I couldn’t fail to remember him telling me how it was the first game he had taken his 6 year old son and his panic when people started to realise the extent of the danger was traumatic !!

( Both him and his son still attend City and their lower sister club Bradford Park Avenue ).

 

RIP to the 56 .

MOT ALAW!!!

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Fabulous piece Rooster, even if as a passionate Spurs and horse racing fan I am biased totally in your favour.

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On 5/12/2019 at 7:52 PM, overherebc said:

Looking forward to Spurs playing Iceland next month as the manager has said if they beat Iceland he will try a game against Aldi the following week.

If that works out, there's talk about Spurs vs Spar's fresh-baked goods section. Lidl hope of a win though.

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9 hours ago, lamyai3 said:

If that works out, there's talk about Spurs vs Spar's fresh-baked goods section. Lidl hope of a win though.

Only if they don't use the aggregate score system and use discount.

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I'd rather have an indecent conversation without football. They should learn how to play ice hockey or rugby here, real men's sports.

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