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  1. Sad to hear but not unexpected πŸ™
  2. I'm hoping to be celebrating 60 years on the planet that month so where better to do it?
  3. I doubt it's all about gogo bars, seems to be more about the history of the place and a bit about the bars. For someone who first went there over 31 years ago and knowing how much it has changed in that time I'm sure it will be very interesting, at least to me and I've no doubt many others. πŸ‘
  4. Thanks for that, did try to post it myself but couldn't get it to appear as a video just as a link? Looks great though, PP has always been my favourite of the RLD's Wondering when I'm ever going to get a chance to visit again?
  5. Did a bit of searching and it is a protocol, a cultural ritual protocol, introduced after France’s response to New Zealand’s haka in 2007, but nothing to do with kick off. World Rugby stated that "England have been fined for a breach of World Cup 2019 rules relating to cultural challenges, which states that no players from the team receiving the challenge may advance beyond the halfway line." So doesn't just apply to New Zealand's haka as Tongans and Samoans also do versions and would presumably apply if the English actually fancied doing some Morris Dancing!
  6. England have been reprimanded and fined for their V-shaped formation when facing the haka before their World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand last Saturday, the Guardian understands. World Rugby regulations state opponents must not cross the halfway line while the pre-match Maori war dance is being performed and six England players could be seen in breach of the ruling last Saturday. Eddie Jones was behind the idea to combat the haka and his captain, Owen Farrell, stood at the apex of the formation grinning while it was being performed. After the match, Farrell said: β€œWe wanted not to just stand there and let them come at us.” Mako Vunipola added: β€œWe knew it would rile them up”. Agreed, the Haka is a great dance, but why would there be a special law about where opponents can stand while "it's" being performed? If the Scots wanted to perform the Highland Fling before matches, or the English wanted to do some Morris Dancing, would the same rule apply?
  7. Apparently it's open now πŸ‘
  8. Sorry, it's been so long I'd forgotten you don't have a sense of humour! πŸ™„ 😞
  9. I would say the Englanders are now favourites πŸ‰ πŸ†
  10. Are you still sticking with that? πŸ€”
  11. Saw a picture on FB the other day of Serge Martiniani from Le Bouchon and a couple of others standing outside what is soon to be the Patpong Museum. Did a search and found a recent article by Stickman about it https://www.stickmanbangkok.com/weekly-column/2019/10/the-museum-of-patpong/ and they have an under construction website. Should be very interesting.
  12. Mister John (2013) "Gerry (Aidan Gillen) is a man whose marriage is heading for the rocks and a visit to his dead brother's family and hostess bar in Singapore brings him into contact with a decadent, ex pat' world that starts to fit him too well." Well that's 95 minutes of my life that I won't get back! Sounded right up my street but don't think I've ever watched anything so slow and dull 😴
  13. Apparently this is the Soi 7 location, but opening next month?
  14. Sounds like a book, "There and Back Again, A Mongers Tale by Baa99"
  15. Looked a possibility but the Japanese international team were too good. They were actually world ranked 1 place higher than Scotland but now 2 places higher after that result as they've leapfrogged the French (no pun intended).
  16. Your "sketchy little soi" will still be there although I can't recall any that warranted spending any time in them, i.e., any that had any bars in them?
  17. A shame the Scotland v Japan match hadn't been cancelled! πŸ˜’ Great match though for non Scots.
  18. Just watched two Tom Hardy movies, The Drop and Warrior (one after the other). Both decent films but although good Tom Hardy's acting is quite predictable
  19. Just confirmed Scotland v Japan is on πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ€© Of course still got to beat them πŸ€”
  20. If the Beer Bar is still open then the only place I can think of that could handle a number of bars is the open air eating area on the other side of the soi. Mind you it's so long since I've been down there that it could all have changed?
  21. Queens Park Plaza is to close at the end of January next year according to Stickboy Bangkok. He also states that 10+ of the bars are moving to a new complex on Soi 7, which is due to open next month. https://www.stickboybkk.com/news/queens-park-plaza-set-close-early-2020/
  22. Yeh All Blacks v Italy is cancelled, as is England v France, but Scotland v Japan is still on pending review on Sunday morning. F1 qualifying could also be affected.
  23. Aye, but it wouldn't affect the All Blacks qualifying for the quarters and they would still top their group, whereas Scotland would be denied a reasonable chance to make the quarters.
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