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by David W
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: 1929 Table Football Game
Replies: 40
Views: 19635

The tail end of an article on 'Sport on TV' in Saturday's Independent: And finally??? It was "and finally" a couple of weeks ago for Alejandro Finisterre - poet, publisher, inventor of table football - and on YouTube, I discovered, there's a dazzling array of jaw-dropping exploits. They may be grain...
by David W
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Foosball on the radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Radio Solent - online

http://www.bbc.co.uk/hampshire/local_radio/index.shtml

click the link on the right to listen if your radio cannot pick up Solent on 96.1 / 103.8FM
by David W
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Danny Baker's Love of Table Footy (and hatred of Subbuteo)
Replies: 13
Views: 5277

Follow up to Danny Baker's article..

From yesterday's Times - longwinded and very little to do with tablefooty, but I am sure some will wish to debate the claims about the G1000 My mid-table security Danny Kelly Last week, Danny B was wittering on about the great game of table football. He could, of course, have been doing this in perf...
by David W
Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Danny Baker's Love of Table Footy (and hatred of Subbuteo)
Replies: 13
Views: 5277

Danny Baker's Love of Table Footy (and hatred of Subbuteo)

From the Times, yesterday: Ultimate flick in the teeth Danny Baker IN MY BUILD-UP HERE TO THE RECENT MALTA versus Hungary Euro 2008 qualifier -a crunch fixture oddly ignored by much of the media's sporting elite and one, as you'll know, that finished 2-1 in the islanders' favour -I touched upon Malt...
by David W
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Taxing Issues in Table Football
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Taxing Issues in Table Football

From today's Guardian: Kickstart French cafe games get a tax break The image of the French cafe as a good place for a cigarette and a philosophical debate could soon be replaced by smoke-free darts tournaments. The government, fearful that cafe and bar owners could rise up against next year's smokin...
by David W
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: London
Topic: where to play in Camden
Replies: 8
Views: 6044

Camden etc.

Camden Purple Turtle still exists as a foos venue - according to the Evening Standard last night: Drink tonight ... at a pub with table football OLD QUEEN'S HEAD AN ESSEX Road landmark that has seen local eccentrics come and go, this big square room with huge front windows and a vast, carved firepla...
by David W
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: World Record!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 13609

World Records are like buses...

You wait for ages and then two come along at once..... WORLD RECORD GLORY FOR TOWN HISTORY was made in Horncastle at the weekend - when four friends took on the world and won! The pals completed a gruelling 36 hour table football marathon at Harpars Bar in South Street making it into the Guinness Bo...
by David W
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: World Record!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 13609

"World Record" - achieved

I am not sure that beating the existing time by 2 minutes can be termed "smashing the record" but well done anyway! South Wales Evening Post August 17, 2006 Thursday Record bid hits its target Shelter Cymru broke a Guinness World Record for the longest running game of table football at the National ...
by David W
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: "The Bentley Continental GT of the table football world
Replies: 22
Views: 11715

The elevenforty table now branded by Dunhill..

Evidently based on the ElevenForty table but a whole ten thousand pounds cheaper! FOR those who are not hotfooting it over to Germany, Dunhill has come up with a stylish way of bringing the beautiful game to your home. This bespoke table football comes in a range of wood and metal finishes and you c...
by David W
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Scotland
Topic: New Foos venture in Scotland...
Replies: 4
Views: 7230

New Foos venture in Scotland...

From the Evening Times, Glasgow 6/6/6: Forget the World Cup. . . foosball is kicking off; Table football venture can see pair score a success The country may be in the grip of World Cup fever right now, but one Scots-German partnership is hoping to ignite a passion for football on a much smaller sca...
by David W
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: West Midlands
Topic: Anyone in Birmingham today Tues 6th June
Replies: 4
Views: 7065

Garlando, Selfridges, London.

.....but what the site omits to tell you is that London's "Ultralounge" only opens up this coming Friday.  

(as someone who tragically wasted his lunch hour recently discovered)
by David W
Thu May 25, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: International Event Info
Topic: World Cup results
Replies: 105
Views: 46032

World Cup results

by David W
Fri May 12, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Time Out Article
Replies: 20
Views: 9914

Time Out Article

I dunno if there are any copyright issues in me circulating press articles like this, but here's another one..... David Time Out May 10, 2006 SECTION: Pg. 27 LENGTH: 452 words HEADLINE: Pub sports special - Table manors; It's a game of skill, not strength - which is why, as David Jenkins discovers, ...
by David W
Thu May 11, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Article for Score Magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 6430

Mase - this is the article from the Coventry Evening Telegraph that you didn't see at the time. Bravo. David Coventry Evening Telegraph May 1, 2006 Monday First Edition Table-footie call SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 15 LENGTH: 96 words ANYONE from novices to professionals can take part in the Warwick Open Nat...
by David W
Tue May 09, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Who Is The Most Perceptive of Them All?
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Perceptiveness extraordinaire

It's a bit of a cheat, granted, but not a lie - in the sixth post down the fella claims full marks in his actual test:

http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php? ... nextnewest
by David W
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: UK Tournaments
Topic: The Weakest Link
Replies: 29
Views: 14471

Quizzing and Foosing

I've been on a few quizzes and have mentioned my table football proclivity on a some of them (the researchers get genuinely interested as long as you don't take yourself too seriously). Krishnan Gurumurthy mentioned it fleetingly in my introduction during the filming of "Number One" a few years ago,...
by David W
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Table Football - "a common pub sport"
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

Table Football - "a common pub sport"

From "The Grocer" February 11, 2006 <b>Brewer claims ad rules are unclear</b> A beer campaign has been investigated by the advertising watchdog, highlighting the fact that imagery associated with alcohol is still high on the list of public concerns. It was investigated by the Advertising Standards A...
by David W
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: A moral dilemma in Table Footy...
Replies: 8
Views: 3910

A moral dilemma in Table Footy...

From 'The Times' - 10 January, 2006 How evil is it to use lower valued foreign currency in pub table football machine? QUESTION: My local pub's table-football machine charges £ 1 a game. Since the tables have low running costs, this seems extortionate. Fortunately, I recently returned from a trip to...
by David W
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: "How Nevilles turned the tables"
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

"How Nevilles turned the tables"

In The Times, Christmas Eve: "How Nevilles turned the tables" This time a year ago, providing our regular unrivalled service in British newspapers, this column brought you its recommendations for top sporting gifts for the season, a range of desirables including Port Vale underwear, the new John Dal...
by David W
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: London
Topic: Bar Kick
Replies: 76
Views: 42806

Parking dans le coin de Bar Kick

Parking info for Bar Kick is here....

http://www.england.info/LondonInformati ... Kick/d0bd/

David