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If England follow their usual pattern, a damp-squid start, some flash-in-the-pan heriocs which are hyped to excess and then the delightful crunching bitter disappointment (the bit I enjoy best) and the then plane home, with only the tedium of the cricket to look forward to, I doubt that IR rates will rise as a result.

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BTB is brilliant, a Scot understands free market economics but can still get joy out of seeing the English suffer. Classic ;)

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I can only see the world cup boosting sales of:

  • TVs
  • Beer
  • Cr4ppy gimmick merchandise
  • Limited extra travel sales (flights to Germany)

It will only benefit TV retailers, Supermarkets, Off Licences, Pubs, sellers of general tat (like england flags for your car!) and airlines/travel bookers/travel agents.

Won't benefit retail in general. I can't see people rushing out to buy a new pair of jeans, a kitchen and a pram just because the World Cup is on TV.

I would have thought that lots of people are going to spend hours in front of the TV instead of trawling their local Mega Mall shopping for sh1t that they didn't need. Wouldn't this have a negative impact on retail?

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If England win the World Cup, it'll cause a boom in bunker prices in Scotland. I will personally be investing in one, at any multiple of my salary. I will emerge from it in 2026, by which time references to "2006" will be down to 1 tabloid page per day. :ph34r: John Motson will still be finding a way to bring it within 10 seconds of commentry on a Papua New Guinea vs Japan reserves match, however... :rolleyes:

Anyway, it might sound silly, but the WC might have reprecussions. I don't think there's any question a good German performance (get practising those penalties, Fritz!!) will help retail and general consumer confidence in Germany. And as Germany is basically the Eurozone, it would have effects on ECB IRs.

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any talk that england might win the WC hurts me to the core, i couldnt stand it as a scotsman living in england it would be too much to handle.

thankfully there crap and wont win anything

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any talk that england might win the WC hurts me to the core, i couldnt stand it as a scotsman living in england it would be too much to handle.

thankfully there crap and wont win anything

mmm....Unusually high concentration of bitter, chippy Celts on here.

Don't worry chaps, you'll probably qualify again one day...... B)

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There was certainly a lot more interest around the plasma/LCD TVs in Asda at the the weekend. Lots of 'footy type' blokes trying to convince their suffering missus to buy a new one.

Aren't these sort of sales what's taken into account for the price indices??? - TVs/DVD players/Ipods etc etc..?

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There were increased sales of large electrical items, such as televisions and fridges, which may be linked to preparations for the World Cup.

TV's and Fridges on CPI next month then?

TB

I can only see the world cup boosting sales of:

  • TVs

  • Beer

  • Cr4ppy gimmick merchandise

  • Limited extra travel sales (flights to Germany)

It will only benefit TV retailers, Supermarkets, Off Licences, Pubs, sellers of general tat (like england flags for your car!) and airlines/travel bookers/travel agents.

Won't benefit retail in general. I can't see people rushing out to buy a new pair of jeans, a kitchen and a pram just because the World Cup is on TV.

I would have thought that lots of people are going to spend hours in front of the TV instead of trawling their local Mega Mall shopping for sh1t that they didn't need. Wouldn't this have a negative impact on retail?

I seen OFFICIAL ENGLAND DVD-R's only £10 for 7.

WTF prolly a crappy 15p disk with a red and white stripe on it!!! Commercialism in this country is getting a joke?

TB

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i like the merchandise with the 'official' bit on it.

world cup official toaster.

(a toaster with official red cross on).

ford official world cup 2006 edition focus 1.7 zetec

(a ford focus 1.7 zetec with a red cross on it)

official england world cup 2006 first aid box.

(a first aid box with a red cross, which has another larger red cross on it).

official red cross charity official england world cup 2006 first aid box.

(a first aid box with a red cross, and a further red cross, which has another larger red cross on it).

has anyone made a world cup england all the way believe the passion credit card with transferable balance apr of 14.6%

(which is the official world cup england 2006 apr).

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I would have thought that lots of people are going to spend hours in front of the TV instead of trawling their local Mega Mall shopping for sh1t that they didn't need. Wouldn't this have a negative impact on retail?

"I need to talk about the kitchen"

"NOT NOW, IT'S A PENALTY SHOOTOUT"

"This kitchen is far too old, and I'm not putting up with it"

"OUT OF THE WAY WOMAN, I CAN'T SEE"

"You can't see, I can't show my friends in the kitchen as I'm too embarrassed. Sounds like a fair trade to me"

"HAVE YOUR KITCHEN THEN! JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!"

Billy Shears

Edited by BillyShears

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There was certainly a lot more interest around the plasma/LCD TVs in Asda at the the weekend. Lots of 'footy type' blokes trying to convince their suffering missus to buy a new one.

Aren't these sort of sales what's taken into account for the price indices??? - TVs/DVD players/Ipods etc etc..?

YUP!!!!!.....MUST HAVE a complete wall-projector for the footie!!!!,sod all his 57" lcd-lsd-tv turbo injection 16v with-wings ********!

what with the electricity bills of late you would have thought they would be smart enough to get the mates round with a few cannies from the offie....saves three lots of juice for three tellies,and the atmosphere is better!!...AND you can have a fag!!!!!

Edited by oracle

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If England win the World Cup, it'll cause a boom in bunker prices in Scotland. I will personally be investing in one, at any multiple of my salary. I will emerge from it in 2026, by which time references to "2006" will be down to 1 tabloid page per day. :ph34r: John Motson will still be finding a way to bring it within 10 seconds of commentry on a Papua New Guinea vs Japan reserves match, however... :rolleyes:

Anyway, it might sound silly, but the WC might have reprecussions. I don't think there's any question a good German performance (get practising those penalties, Fritz!!) will help retail and general consumer confidence in Germany. And as Germany is basically the Eurozone, it would have effects on ECB IRs.

Save a space for me.

But we should have more faith and place our trust as always in the English media to turn the whole country and the team itself into a self-consuming orgy of over-expectation, recrimination, misplaced xenophobia and self-doubt. And of course in the end we can always rely on our trusty English penalty-takers. They never let us down.

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If England follow their usual pattern, a damp-squid start, some flash-in-the-pan heriocs which are hyped to excess and then the delightful crunching bitter disappointment (the bit I enjoy best) and the then plane home, with only the tedium of the cricket to look forward to, I doubt that IR rates will rise as a result.

hmmmm...yes,maybe!!!!

france or germany to beat brazil in world cup,bumping up feel-good factor and euro economy,won't give a stuff about IR rises......conspiracy theory??????

we already know brazil are the very best at football but a little upset like that would go down rather well with the politicians.

it would certainly make for "a good time to bury bad news",as joe publics mind is firmly focussed elsewhere.

Edited by oracle

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I've just got back from Old Trafford after watching England Stuff Jamaica 6-0. I see this as a definite sign that interest rates will be 6.0% by the end of the year.

Edited by tahoma

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Guest Alright Jack

Watching England go off to the tounament is a bit like watching the economy... It's gonna crash out and burn.

I also think the England thing is rather like the Jimmy White thing. Does anyone alive now actually still believe?

Not that I give a sh!t either way. Football is trash culture, based on mutual reinforcement and group think. It is like the emporer's new clothes, it's like no one dares point out what a bunch of cr@p it really is.

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I've heard a BLACK WOMBAT crossing a road in Australia "COULD" cause Int rates to rise, ONLY if it crosses a main road at exactly 9.00pm and doesnt die!

Co-incidence???? HHHmmmmm!

Don't forget any synergies from a bird flu outbreak.

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Quick question: Do England still get the UK national anthem played for them at the start of the match, or have they worked out that England != UK yet?

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If England follow their usual pattern, a damp-squid start, some flash-in-the-pan heriocs which are hyped to excess and then the delightful crunching bitter disappointment (the bit I enjoy best) and the then plane home, with only the tedium of the cricket to look forward to, I doubt that IR rates will rise as a result.

Your analysis of England's sart to the camplaign may well turn out to be correct but for reference,

A squib is a small explosive charge or firework, and a damp squib is a generic term for any disappointing event that might be compared to a wet firework.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damp_squib

A squid is a sort of sea creature and a damp squid is, well, a damp squid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid

;)

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I can only see the world cup boosting sales of:

  • TVs

  • Beer

  • Cr4ppy gimmick merchandise

  • Limited extra travel sales (flights to Germany)

BBQs, Taxis, Hotels, Food, Shop window repairs when it goes T*TS up. :lol:

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