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Champions league ban at wedding
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User12038483 · 18/05/2019 11:21

Were attending a wedding the day of the champion leagues final, now Liverpool have gotten to the final DH understandably wants to watch it. The majority of people attending are from Liverpool and the surrounding areas, my DH included. The couple getting married have now put out a notice saying that they have chosen not to screen the champions league, and they do not want anyone to ask for it to be put on, to leave and watch it or to be watching it on any devices and to please respect that this day is about them.

On one hand, I get it.. it's your wedding day. You want it to be about you. But DH and his brothers aren't willing to miss such a massive game and are now trying to work out a plan to be able to watch it and then return to the wedding after. It ended with DH and I having a bit of an argument because I think it's extremely rude to leave, watch the game and return. It's just been left with they will be watching and that's that, they think the bride and groom are being unreasonable to put a blanket ban on the whole thing and not just shove it on a tele in the bar. There's over 200 guests invited to the wedding.

Who's being unreasonable?

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HeronLanyon · 20/05/2019 07:54

fit mum ! Ha ha ! Don’t do anything hasty and don’t send out any email before really thinking it all through.
Good luck and congrats for next year at which point I hope some of us will be saying ‘come on Arsenal’.

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SaskiaRembrandt · 20/05/2019 07:56

Prince William is a football fan. I've always thought he looked a bit councilly - have you seen the state of his house? No kerb appeal at all.

So was his mother.

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JacquesHammer · 20/05/2019 07:57

A player is in an offside position when he is closer to the goal line than the ball or the last opposing player just as the ball is passed to him

Actually it’s the second last opponent. Which might or might not include the keeper.

This lesson is free of charge.

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SaskiaRembrandt · 20/05/2019 07:58

HeronLanyon phew, that's okay - I thought I was being misconstrued Grin

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boobirdblue · 20/05/2019 08:02

@JacquesHammer how do you know or understand that and be female? GrinGrin

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Livpool · 20/05/2019 08:11

Well I am female and a huge football fan.

I think the bride and groom are being ridiculous - the match is on in the evening, well after the vows and meal.

Our wedding was on the day of the Champions League a few years ago. No local teams playing but I was happy for people to go and watch the match in hotel bar

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SpeedyBojangles · 20/05/2019 08:14

Bride and groom being precious. My wedding day was champions league final day and Chelsea were in it. I didn't screen it but there were people watching it on their phones during the evening reception. Didn't even notice at the tone! Wouldn't have cared anyway, as long as people were enjoying themselves. It's not like they'd be sat watching it during the ceremony is it?

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OhLookHeKickedTheBall · 20/05/2019 08:14

Actually it’s the second last opponent. Which might or might not include the keeper.

And also dependent on whether the player is making an active attempt for the ball. Which is stupid but has been the rule now for many years.

This additional lesson is also free Grin

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OhLookHeKickedTheBall · 20/05/2019 08:15

Apologies to jacques and badlad as I nicked their responses rather than pasting the entire offside thing.

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81Byerley · 20/05/2019 08:19

I can't stand football, but I think if it was my wedding I would ask for a tv in the corner of the room just from kick-off time until the end of the match, -and I might sneak off for a rest during it- Wink

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6oodfella · 20/05/2019 08:19

@BadLad,
If you want to be pedantic, yes, but we all know the goalkeeper doesn't really come into the equation in that scenario.

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6oodfella · 20/05/2019 08:22

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6oodfella · 20/05/2019 08:25

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Lweji · 20/05/2019 08:25

If you want to be pedantic

It's not pedantry. It's very important, rules wise.
Surely, as a man, you should recognise that. Grin

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PhilanthropistBycyclist · 20/05/2019 08:28

but I tend to switch off whenever women talk about anything sport.

Are you lost?

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OhLookHeKickedTheBall · 20/05/2019 08:30

I dint know. Seems this woman and many other women have a better grip on the offside rule than you.

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Antigonads · 20/05/2019 08:32

I'm sure there was a similar thread last year and in the end a TV was provided and everyone had a great time.

The important bits of the wedding will be done by the time the match starts. The evenings are just sitting around drinking and chatting aren't they?

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JacquesHammer · 20/05/2019 08:33

If you want to be pedantic, yes, but we all know the goalkeeper doesn't really come into the equation in that scenario

Well no, we just want to be correct.

If you’re going to try and mansplain the offside rule, you at least do it correctly otherwise you look a bit of a nitwit.

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PreseaCombatir · 20/05/2019 08:36

I’ve asked 3 football fans about this yesterday, (if their team in CL final, B&G have stated that they don’t want people to leave and watch it, or ask for it to be put on) and each of them said variants of ‘I wouldn’t fucking go’. Weddings of acquaintances are ten a penny, all this ‘we OWN this day’ is so self serving and selfish, you don’t own your guests, why would you want your guests to be put out? Baffling.
Usually when there’s a conflict of interest in terms of events the Mumsnet advice is to see if you can do both.

They’ve really cut their nose of to spite their face, and their wedding will be very early doors now, whereas if they hadn’t said anything it would not have been.
Totally shot themselves in the foot.

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cccameron · 20/05/2019 08:38

Grin 6oodfella
Nah, you just didn't know the rules. Hilarious. Can't even manage to wind anyone up properly. Bore off.

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boobirdblue · 20/05/2019 08:41

@6oodfella you find women talking about anything boring?

Strange that, I like men not Neanderthals like you. I find them great company, great to have sex with, great to socialise with. You find women boring.... fair enough, says more about you than the women.

Did your ex wife take you to the cleaners in a divorce, because you've got some bitterness to deal with.

Enjoy your all make life, I'm sure there is not a woman on earth that'll miss you.

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Bobmarlee · 20/05/2019 08:44

Anyone who supports/follows either club playing in the final who is being told by their wife/husband/partner they will have to miss it should immediately leave them or file for divorce.

To make a point may I suggest you don't sneak off to a local pub to watch it, go a few steps further and be as unreasonable by booking flights and going out to Madrid while the wedding is on.

YES YOU ARE BEING UNREASONABLE Smile

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JacquesHammer · 20/05/2019 08:44

In order to explain something, one must be knowledgeable, hence the term "Mansplain" and not "Womansplain"

Arf, says the guy who couldn’t explain offside correctly.

Any other rules you want a hand with?

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6oodfella · 20/05/2019 08:48

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