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Stu Tyrrell crazy about football

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 18:07, 20/6/2002 | ,
 
...or maybe just plain crazy. I've just had this forwarded on to me, which I'll reproduce in full (apart from the boring info bit at the bottom):
The flags are out, the TV's "warming up", and the beer is cooling down in readiness for England's match against Brazil tomorrow.

In order to celebrate the team's forthcoming success, you can celebrate each net with a special offer on our NET100 fast networking cards (you're not supposed to discount new products that are in high demand, but what the heck - we're going to win the World Cup!).

Here's the deal:
For each goal that England beat Brazil, you will receive a UKP5 discount on a single NET100 card.

For each goal that Brazil beat England, you will receive (grudgingly) a UKP1 discount on a single NET100 card.

So, for example, when we beat Brazil by 4-1, you will receive a UKP15 discount off the price of NET100 (UKP89 inc VAT and carriage), giving a final price of UKP74inc VAT and carriage.

This is subject to the following conditions:

You *must* email worldcup@stdevel.co.uk before 7:30am BST Friday 21st June 2002, with your name, address and telephone number in order to qualify for the offer. Emails must be timestamped before this time by at least one trusted mail host (so no setting your clock back!).

The offer *includes* "golden goal" and penalties.

The offer is limited to a total discount of UKP25inc VAT (ie England winning by 5 goals, Brazil winning by 25).

All orders following this offer must be made before Midnight June 25th, except for circumstances which are demonstrably of our making.

This offer is given in good faith, and is an invitation to purchase a single NET100 card at a discretionary discount only. Similarly, although participants should apply only if they wish to purchase a NET100 (minimum discount is, of course, UKP1), no contract, either implied or actual, will exist until a final order is accepted after the match (ie there's some trust, but you're not going to get dragged to court if you enter, but inadvertently spill your drink over your machine in the excitement and so no longer need a NET100).

All prices and discounts include VAT and carriage.

Source: chocky
 
  Stu Tyrrell crazy about football
  andrew (18:51 20/6/2002)
  stdevel (18:56 20/6/2002)
    rich (18:56 20/6/2002)
      rich (18:56 20/6/2002)
        stdevel (18:58 20/6/2002)
          mavhc (20:50 20/6/2002)
            rich (21:05 20/6/2002)
              andrew (23:25 20/6/2002)
                rich (09:50 21/6/2002)
                  andrew (11:29 21/6/2002)
                    andrew (11:33 21/6/2002)
                      ToiletDuck (22:21 21/6/2002)
                        andrew (15:51 25/6/2002)
 
Andrew Message #91153, posted by andrew at 18:51, 20/6/2002
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Just buy your cards from Castle ;)
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Stuart Tyrrell Message #91154, posted by stdevel at 18:56, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91153
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Now that's crazy ;-)

Me? I'm just aiming to instill some patriotism and have a few more people cheering the boys on tomorrow morning. Nothing crazy about me!

What? No, nurse, I don't want to play with Mr Hypodermic! Not with these buckles chafing my back!

S

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Richard Goodwin Message #91155, posted by rich at 18:56, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91154
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Been there, done that :)

Hmm... the forums say "Welcome our newest member stdevel". I would have thought Stu would have posted something by now :)

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Richard Goodwin Message #91156, posted by rich at 18:56, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91155
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Doh!
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Stuart Tyrrell Message #91157, posted by stdevel at 18:58, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91156
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Well, if your hamster hadn't eaten the punched cards with my last account details on it, I'd have been a bit faster Rich ;-P

S

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Mark Scholes Message #91158, posted by mavhc at 20:50, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91157
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Patriotism is for those with no identity themselves
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Richard Goodwin Message #91159, posted by rich at 21:05, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91158
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And with this comment you were somehow trying to make it look like you have *more* of a life? Sorry to break this to you, but no.

Luckily it'll take more than the occassional naysayer to kill the joy :)

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Andrew Message #91160, posted by andrew at 23:25, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91159
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Thank heavens I have no 'identity' myself then :p
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Richard Goodwin Message #91161, posted by rich at 09:50, 21/6/2002, in reply to message #91160
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Boo! We was robbed!

At least Stu only loses a quid a time though :)

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Andrew Message #91162, posted by andrew at 11:29, 21/6/2002, in reply to message #91161
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Now I'm supporting Germany to win.
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Andrew Message #91163, posted by andrew at 11:33, 21/6/2002, in reply to message #91162
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I'd rather a disciplined European team win than a bunch of cheating, ponsey show-offs.
Yes we were robbed.
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Mark Quint Message #91164, posted by ToiletDuck at 22:21, 21/6/2002, in reply to message #91163
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the way Germany are playing thou they dont deserve to win, neither does spain, which means Brazil do really, even if they did flukely beat the best team in the world ;)
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Andrew Message #91165, posted by andrew at 15:51, 25/6/2002, in reply to message #91164
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Anyway, they're in the final now !!
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