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Poll: Booze (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Could you stop drinking alcohol for a few weeks before an important event?

  1. Yes (30 votes [90.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.91%

  2. No (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:41 PM

Simple really.  Could you stop drinking for a few weeks if something important was coming up? 


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#2 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:44 PM

Yes


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#3 archibald

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

Yes. I did it 18 months or so ago, found the longer i went the less i missed it. Lasted from before xmas to after Easter.

#4 markleeds

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:59 PM

The amount of weight that I have put on over the last 12 months I could do with a break in order to get back in shape. I have just bought a bike so planning on riding the hell out of that as well.

#5 Wolford6

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

Voted yes.

 

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#6 gingerjon

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

Simple really.  Could you stop drinking for a few weeks if something important was coming up? 

 

How important and how many weeks?


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#7 Johnoco

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:17 PM

Absolutely.
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#8 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:23 PM

How important and how many weeks?

Say 4-5 weeks and a world cup.... so pretty important!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#9 Mumby Magic

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

Depends on what. If it was life or death of course but what would be that important that you would have to change things for?


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#10 SE4Wire

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:14 PM

Say 4-5 weeks and a world cup.... so pretty important!


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#11 Wolford6

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:36 PM

Just joking, folks.

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#12 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

I just don't get why professionals can't?  Same with smoking?  Same with fat forwards in union?  You are a professional, paid to train and play and be in peak condition?


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#13 Padge

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

Couple of weeks back I did eight days straight with no alcohol, probably the longest period for many years.



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#14 Trojan

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

Couple of weeks back I did eight days straight with no alcohol, probably the longest period for many years.

Couple of weeks back I did eight days straight with no alcohol, probably the longest period for many years.

I normally abtsin Sunday to Thursday, but I enjoy a drink at weekends, it helps me relax, sometimes I get so relaxed I can't move!
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#15 Andrew Vause

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Great thread this. I was a 20 units a night person, until something really great happened in my belated time of life. Even before this I always stopped for lent ( even though I'm not really of faith anymore) The real farcical thing that I find is that alcohol is almost a shield. I never ever miss work, if I have one day off in ten years it is a minor epidemic for me. Yet when I cease totally I undergo all sorts of ailments. Take this 'Stoptober' I bought in, yet three quarters of the way through it, I have been hospitalised with Kidney pains, 99% a stone, have had tonsillitis and a cold and sore throat.

I guess the germ killers in hospital are Medi Swabs and Handwash, both of which have a predominance of Ethanol as their active ingredient. Maybe wishful thinking, but may be linked, who knows?
I'm nearing the half ton now, have added responsibilities and would like to stop forever. Smoking I found a piece of urine to stop.

#16 nadera78

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

I stop for three or four weeks once a year. Started by accident but I quite liked doing it, so have kept it up for the last few years now.

 

If I was a professional sportsman I'd not drink at all. I'd be looking to get absolutely every single ounce out of my body whilst competing at that level.


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#17 RSN

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:47 PM

Didn't read the thread properly and clicked yes. I thought the thread meant could you stop altogether. It's not hard to stop drinking for a few weeks.

#18 Shadow

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:09 AM

Say 4-5 weeks and a world cup.... so pretty important!

If part of the deal to be in the squad was to abstain then yes. What I would not do is agree to keep off the sauce, then go out on the lash, get found out and dropped from the squad and then whinge in the press about how unfair it all is.


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#19 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:11 AM

Yes, but booze isn't really a big deal to me.

 

Cheese, however...!

 

Some players almost ache for 'Mad Monday', their chance to relax and let off steam after all their hard work.

 

As for the England boys last weekend, rules is rules.


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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:12 AM

If part of the deal to be in the squad was to abstain then yes. What I would not do is agree to keep off the sauce, then go out on the lash, get found out and dropped from the squad and then whinge in the press about how unfair it all is.

At least the World Cup has captured a wider audience. :)


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