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It's the flag! 13:31 - Jun 20 with 1507 viewsfarkenhell

OK, I'll preface this post by saying that I'm not superstitious (at least, I thought I wasn't).

Junior F (aged 6) has really got into the world cup. Kit, sticker book, wall-chart, questions every 5 minutes, etc. I also bought him a St George flag.

We watched the game against Tunisia together. He matched me for celebrating our first goal and general over-excitement during the next 10-15 minutes or so. He even thought it was hilarious when I shouted out "put your f-shooting boots on Lingard" (I managed to contain the swear to a single "f" - I still don't know how I achieved that).

I then remembered the flag. "Shall we hang it up, my boy?" And we did. Proudly.

I swear it was from that moment that the performance tailed off. Certainly, I don't recall another clear-cut chance.

Second half and I could sense Junior's increasing boredom. I tried to explain this is how it is watching England etc. Then, suddenly one half of the flag slipped off the wall. Frankly I couldn't be arsed to move and Junior didn't seem to notice. Next minute, Loftus-Cheek came on and the performance improved almost immediately.

Then, and this is the reason for the post, the other half fell from the wall, leaving the flag in a sorry, crumpled mess on the floor. I'm not sure why, but I stood up. At that moment - England corner. I was rooted to the spot. Header. Kane. Delirium.

After dancing round the room with Junior, final whistle and getting him packed off to bed, I put the flag in the bin. Junior hasn't yet noticed, but every time I open the bin, the bloody thing keeps looking at me. As I say, I'm not superstitious, but I just can't bring myself to take it out.

Question for the TWTD-wise. Should I stop being stupid and retrieve the flag from the bin? Or buy another one? Or make up some flaky story before Sunday, when Junior enquires of the whereabouts of the flag and why it is not hanging on the wall (followed by the inevitable tears if my story is less than convincing)?

Answers required before Sunday please.
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It's the flag! on 13:41 - Jun 20 with 1460 viewsITFC_Forever

These random seemingly unrelated objects / procedures are actually vital to the very fabric of football and the sooner he learns this, the better.

The flag needs to stay in the bin. Any other random items of clothing / habits etc that helped with the win need to remain.

I have lived a life of lucky socks / pants / breakfasts / turnstiles / urinals etc. Although you'd think I'd learn by now....

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It's the flag! on 13:45 - Jun 20 with 1453 viewsPendejo

No, sorry to disappoint, it's my fault.

Listening in car on way home from work. We're all over them... get home and turn telly on performance drops. Happily Kane escaped his WWE wrestling buddy to head the winner. But def info my fault.

I am off work Sunday and can watch whole game...

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It's the flag! on 14:20 - Jun 20 with 1398 viewsfarkenhell

It's the flag! on 13:41 - Jun 20 by ITFC_Forever

These random seemingly unrelated objects / procedures are actually vital to the very fabric of football and the sooner he learns this, the better.

The flag needs to stay in the bin. Any other random items of clothing / habits etc that helped with the win need to remain.

I have lived a life of lucky socks / pants / breakfasts / turnstiles / urinals etc. Although you'd think I'd learn by now....


Noted - I'll ignore the flag
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It's the flag! on 14:22 - Jun 20 with 1393 viewsfarkenhell

It's the flag! on 13:45 - Jun 20 by Pendejo

No, sorry to disappoint, it's my fault.

Listening in car on way home from work. We're all over them... get home and turn telly on performance drops. Happily Kane escaped his WWE wrestling buddy to head the winner. But def info my fault.

I am off work Sunday and can watch whole game...


Note for Sunday - you must listen to the game in the car!
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It's the flag! on 16:03 - Jun 20 with 1312 viewsGuthrum

Had you got it hanging the right way up?

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It's the flag! on 17:59 - Jun 20 with 1262 viewsfarkenhell

It's the flag! on 16:03 - Jun 20 by Guthrum

Had you got it hanging the right way up?


Good point! I could try hanging it the other way round. The flag could be resurrected after all.

What a bloody dilemma!
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It's the flag! on 18:29 - Jun 20 with 1236 viewsconnorscontract

It's the flag! on 17:59 - Jun 20 by farkenhell

Good point! I could try hanging it the other way round. The flag could be resurrected after all.

What a bloody dilemma!


I lost us the World Cup in 1990. Sorry, everyone.

Woolworths sold some World Cup VHS boxes, with space to write the match and results on.

I bought them and a pack of BASF 240 minutes.

England progressed nicely. Each match was recorded and the result duly inscribed on the case inlay.

All the way to the Quarter Finals. The cassettes in the souvenir boxes were now full. I fully intended to go to Town and buy a new pack of cases, but it never happened. So I recorded the Semi-FInal on a standard VHS cassette, with no special box to archive it in.

And so we lost.

Apologies.
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It's the flag! on 18:56 - Jun 20 with 1213 viewsdeliasplums

If it’s one of those with England written through the middle, leave it in the bin and go and get a proper one.

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It's the flag! on 21:49 - Jun 20 with 1137 viewsfarkenhell

It's the flag! on 18:29 - Jun 20 by connorscontract

I lost us the World Cup in 1990. Sorry, everyone.

Woolworths sold some World Cup VHS boxes, with space to write the match and results on.

I bought them and a pack of BASF 240 minutes.

England progressed nicely. Each match was recorded and the result duly inscribed on the case inlay.

All the way to the Quarter Finals. The cassettes in the souvenir boxes were now full. I fully intended to go to Town and buy a new pack of cases, but it never happened. So I recorded the Semi-FInal on a standard VHS cassette, with no special box to archive it in.

And so we lost.

Apologies.


You should hang your head in shame. Stuart Pearce is redeemed!

Reminds me of a mate who was able to keep his wife from discovering his porn tape, even though it was stored proudly under the telly - inscribed with the words "Italia 90".
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It's the flag! on 21:50 - Jun 20 with 1135 viewsfarkenhell

It's the flag! on 18:56 - Jun 20 by deliasplums

If it’s one of those with England written through the middle, leave it in the bin and go and get a proper one.


Nope - just the cross of St George. Cost me the princely sum of £1. From Poundland.
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