Colchester pubs getting ready for England World Cup kick off

Gazette: Colchester pubs getting ready for England World Cup kick off Colchester pubs getting ready for England World Cup kick off

Football fans will have a choice of big screens across Colchester as England kick off their World Cup campaign tomorrow night.

Roy Hodgson’s team will face Italy in Manaus, Brazil, at 11pm.

Licensing laws have been relaxed for the tournament, allowing pubs to stay open until 1am when England matches kick-off at 8pm or later.

For those fans who decide against watching the big match at home, a range of town centre venues will be showing every kick.

The Marquis, on North Hill, will be screening World Cup matches on a new outdoor TV in its beer garden.

Molloy’s, also on North Hill, will also be showing all England’s games.

Fans will also be able to catch matches on big screens at venues including River Lodge, in Middleborough, Rumbarosa, in Queen Street, Fashion Cafe Bar, in St Botolph’s Street, the Norfolk, in North Station Road, and Yates, in Head Street.

The Playhouse, in St Johns Street, is showing all matches on its projector screen and will be open until 2am following England’s match tomorrow night.

Essex Police has launched an anti drink driving campaign to coincide with the World Cup.

Breath tests will be conducted after matches, and on the morning after games, to check drivers are not over the limit.

For a full list of available pubs, visit useyourlocal.com/pubs/colchester

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12:32pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Jess Jephcott says...

yawn
yawn Jess Jephcott
  • Score: -17

12:57pm Fri 13 Jun 14

jamest says...

There may be trouble ahead...
There may be trouble ahead... jamest
  • Score: 9

1:26pm Fri 13 Jun 14

romantic says...

jamest wrote:
There may be trouble ahead...
What could possibly go wrong? Blokes in the pubs from early afternoon on a hot sunny day, 7 or 8 hours on the lash before the game kicks off at 11.00, in crowded bars full of similarly pumped-up lads, for a game which few seriously expect us to win. How could there possibly be trouble?

Sadly, England games always seem to attract the idiots. I've been too close to too many punch-ups (and worse) around England games. Even if England win! I've had people wanting to fight because others were not celebrating wildly enough. So I'll be steering well clear of the town centre on match nights, too old now to want to deal with the drunken bigots who seem to emerge specially for England games. (This is not all people, by the way. Most of the people watching tomorrow night will have a laugh and be fine, it's just the significant handful who wreck all that).

But I do hope I'm wrong and the evening is memorable, with a great victory and happy feeling in the town!
[quote][p][bold]jamest[/bold] wrote: There may be trouble ahead...[/p][/quote]What could possibly go wrong? Blokes in the pubs from early afternoon on a hot sunny day, 7 or 8 hours on the lash before the game kicks off at 11.00, in crowded bars full of similarly pumped-up lads, for a game which few seriously expect us to win. How could there possibly be trouble? Sadly, England games always seem to attract the idiots. I've been too close to too many punch-ups (and worse) around England games. Even if England win! I've had people wanting to fight because others were not celebrating wildly enough. So I'll be steering well clear of the town centre on match nights, too old now to want to deal with the drunken bigots who seem to emerge specially for England games. (This is not all people, by the way. Most of the people watching tomorrow night will have a laugh and be fine, it's just the significant handful who wreck all that). But I do hope I'm wrong and the evening is memorable, with a great victory and happy feeling in the town! romantic
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Scoot says...

Oh come on romantic, if there is any trouble it will be down to the homeless and the alcoholics of the town, after all thats who the Council targetted as the real troublemakers and got the supermarkets to stop selling the super lagers....
Seriously (as opposed to the Council) there is bound to be trouble with the pubs open all day long and you can bet the pretentious Jack the lads will no doubt be racially abusing the Italians whilst tucking in to a slice of pizza at half time and when they get kicked out on Sunday morning they'll vent their anger on each other. There again I'd much rather they did that than go home and beat up their (far) better halves.
Oh come on romantic, if there is any trouble it will be down to the homeless and the alcoholics of the town, after all thats who the Council targetted as the real troublemakers and got the supermarkets to stop selling the super lagers.... Seriously (as opposed to the Council) there is bound to be trouble with the pubs open all day long and you can bet the pretentious Jack the lads will no doubt be racially abusing the Italians whilst tucking in to a slice of pizza at half time and when they get kicked out on Sunday morning they'll vent their anger on each other. There again I'd much rather they did that than go home and beat up their (far) better halves. Scoot
  • Score: 3

1:43pm Fri 13 Jun 14

siteman says...

Why do those of us who do not like football have to have it rammed down our throats from all media sources. Some of us I'm sure would like football free days.
Why do those of us who do not like football have to have it rammed down our throats from all media sources. Some of us I'm sure would like football free days. siteman
  • Score: -5

1:52pm Fri 13 Jun 14

BlueArmy01 says...

siteman wrote:
Why do those of us who do not like football have to have it rammed down our throats from all media sources. Some of us I'm sure would like football free days.
Pretty simple - You're in the minority!! Now, if you're talking about Adrian Chiles? Then that's a whole different story!! :)
[quote][p][bold]siteman[/bold] wrote: Why do those of us who do not like football have to have it rammed down our throats from all media sources. Some of us I'm sure would like football free days.[/p][/quote]Pretty simple - You're in the minority!! Now, if you're talking about Adrian Chiles? Then that's a whole different story!! :) BlueArmy01
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Fri 13 Jun 14

TheIdesOfMarch says...

The Italians will loose the match because they always play catenaccio in the first three games of the knock-out tournament. The may get a goal, hold back, then England will pop them for two.
The Beer, Fish & Chip brigade will get all Lagered up and start a fight, even with themselves.
The Italians will scrape though to the next round and then get stuffed early, and be on the way home.
Brazil will win the world cup via a final with England, The trophy will be won more than 3 times Brazil's 6th win, they already own The Jules Rimet, so they get to keep The Mondial, this time.
Casualty units up and one the country will be bursting with over excessive use and patients with missing teeth.
We will go on about what a great nation we are and so we should do because we are British.
The Italians will loose the match because they always play catenaccio in the first three games of the knock-out tournament. The may get a goal, hold back, then England will pop them for two. The Beer, Fish & Chip brigade will get all Lagered up and start a fight, even with themselves. The Italians will scrape though to the next round and then get stuffed early, and be on the way home. Brazil will win the world cup via a final with England, The trophy will be won more than 3 times Brazil's 6th win, they already own The Jules Rimet, so they get to keep The Mondial, this time. Casualty units up and one the country will be bursting with over excessive use and patients with missing teeth. We will go on about what a great nation we are and so we should do because we are British. TheIdesOfMarch
  • Score: -9

8:09pm Fri 13 Jun 14

linton68 says...

The great majority of football fanatics will watch from the comfort of their homes, with my two sons i'll be enjoying the feast of football, and good luck to those who watch in the pub.
The great majority of football fanatics will watch from the comfort of their homes, with my two sons i'll be enjoying the feast of football, and good luck to those who watch in the pub. linton68
  • Score: 2

11:20pm Fri 13 Jun 14

jut1972 says...

siteman wrote:
Why do those of us who do not like football have to have it rammed down our throats from all media sources. Some of us I'm sure would like football free days.
Yes with only 500 TV channels to choose from having 2 games a day every 4 years must be hell.
[quote][p][bold]siteman[/bold] wrote: Why do those of us who do not like football have to have it rammed down our throats from all media sources. Some of us I'm sure would like football free days.[/p][/quote]Yes with only 500 TV channels to choose from having 2 games a day every 4 years must be hell. jut1972
  • Score: 6

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