Don't shoot not car content but Euros are on during Le Mans

Don't shoot not car content but Euros are on during Le Mans

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G30001

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30 posts

92 months

Tuesday 7th January
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Being 2020 is a Euro's year and the fact England are playing on the Friday I wonder if anyone knows if the French may put on a big screen in town to show the football in the Square?

If not any recommended bars in town for Sport?

For 8 years I came down with a crowd who didn't want to do the drivers parade and came prepared with a TV so would watch the footie in camp but now we want to head into Le Mans as we did last year and soak up the atmosphere and hopefully football with a mixed bag of EU boys on tour!!


cn7k7

35 posts

93 months

Tuesday 7th January
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There's plenty of sports bars in Le Mans that I’m sure will have it in but don’t England play on Sunday 14th?

pomodori

258 posts

28 months

Tuesday 7th January
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England v Scotland Euro 96 was shown at LM24.

I think it was during the race.

ferrus

24 posts

11 months

Tuesday 7th January
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Reminds me of the last Euros (or maybe World Cup?), while at LM.
Large screens in the campsite had games on when there was no action on track - instead of the usual qualifying reruns.

There might have been some games on the track screens, I can't remember.

Not usually bothered with football, but it was a good atmosphere watching the games at Le Mans, surrounding by a lot of the nationalities that were playing.

cn7k7

35 posts

93 months

Wednesday 8th January
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I do remember a year when the Euros were on and a load of football supporters were transported to Le Mans to continue their weekend....not sure why they found throwing beer bottles onto the track from the Tetre Rouge Bar, but they did! The consequence was the race the stopped and the riot police sent to give them a real good kicking....the police were supported by the racing crowd and huge cheers

I’ve never understood the football mentality and never will, must be the petrol running in my veins

FredericRobinson

1,877 posts

181 months

Wednesday 8th January
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cn7k7 said:
I do remember a year when the Euros were on and a load of football supporters were transported to Le Mans to continue their weekend....not sure why they found throwing beer bottles onto the track from the Tetre Rouge Bar, but they did! The consequence was the race the stopped and the riot police sent to give them a real good kicking....the police were supported by the racing crowd and huge cheers

I’ve never understood the football mentality and never will, must be the petrol running in my veins
When?

Vette_1978

2,973 posts

171 months

Wednesday 8th January
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I'll need to check the dates as our group had discussed the England KO time and expected this to be about 6pm on Sunday night. Which would mean leaving the race before the end to get the Bolougne for KO. A Friday KO would be much better!!

Vette_1978

2,973 posts

171 months

Wednesday 8th January
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England v Croatia, Sunday 14th June, KO 2pm local time, so 3pm in France, race ends 4pm I think.

Boney2728

67 posts

127 months

Wednesday 8th January
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cn7k7 said:
I do remember a year when the Euros were on and a load of football supporters were transported to Le Mans to continue their weekend....not sure why they found throwing beer bottles onto the track from the Tetre Rouge Bar, but they did! The consequence was the race the stopped and the riot police sent to give them a real good kicking....the police were supported by the racing crowd and huge cheers

I’ve never understood the football mentality and never will, must be the petrol running in my veins
When was this then, been going since 92 & cannot remember the race ever being stopped. Also when any football finals had been on, it has always been a jovial atmosphere. Hindy commentating on the England-Denmark game being a particular highlight.

cn7k7

35 posts

93 months

Wednesday 8th January
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This would have been late ‘80’s / early ‘90’s.....early hours of the morning

FredericRobinson

1,877 posts

181 months

Wednesday 8th January
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Histories of the race, annual highlights videos etc all seem to have missed this event

LawrieC

22 posts

53 months

Wednesday 8th January
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Something like that happened at one of the bike events in that era, hence the local law that gives big fines for invading the track, and the ban on bottles in the circuit. There used to be posters for this law, but I don't think I've seen one for 15 years, but security occasionally get nasty about bottles.

cn7k7

35 posts

93 months

Thursday 9th January
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FredericRobinson said:
Histories of the race, annual highlights videos etc all seem to have missed this event
The main issue was at the 24hr bar, not in the circuit. The cars were held at the beginning of Tetre Rouge rather than circuit closure for a short period to sweep glass away....sadly can’t remember year but I believe it was after a Newcastle United match in Paris but don’t hold me to that! Long time ago

FARP

92 posts

107 months

Thursday 9th January
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I remember last time they had the euros, drove down to catch the ferry at Newhaven, car all stickerd up for LM, to be met by a load of bemused plod in riot gear who’d obviously been instructed by some bright young Police superintendent to stop, search and question each passenger as to the purpose of there journey. Well it certainly wasn’t to watch the effing football that’s for sure !

Printertosh

521 posts

117 months

Thursday 9th January
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Vette_1978 said:
England v Croatia, Sunday 14th June, KO 2pm local time, so 3pm in France, race ends 4pm I think.
That's annoying! furious That game was scheduled for 8pm (9pm french time) which would have been perfect to finish the weekend.
Bloody TV companies have moved it so our Group D game is now before both of the Group C games. Wish they'd stick to the alphabet!!! mad

Printertosh

521 posts

117 months

Thursday 9th January
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Euro 2020 Football Schedule for Le Mans Weekend (French times and British Broadcasters)

Friday 12th June 2020
Turkey v Italy UEFA EURO 2020 Group A 21:00 BBC One

Saturday 13th June 2020
Wales v Switzerland UEFA EURO 2020 Group A 15:00 BBC One
Denmark v Finland UEFA EURO 2020 Group B 18:00 BBC One
Belgium v Russia UEFA EURO 2020 Group B 21:00 ITV

Sunday 14th June 2020
England v Croatia UEFA EURO 2020 Group D 15:00 BBC One
Austria v TBC UEFA EURO 2020 Group C 18:00 ITV
Netherlands v Ukraine UEFA EURO 2020 Group C 21:00ITV

Monday 15th June 2020
TBC v Czech Republic UEFA EURO 2020 Group D 15:00 BBC One
Poland v TBC UEFA EURO 2020 Group E 18:00 ITV
Spain v Sweden UEFA EURO 2020 Group E 21:00 BBC One

G30001

Original Poster:

30 posts

92 months

Friday 10th January
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Got my weekends mixed up balls that is annoying!

But on the other hand Holland play Sunday at 20:00 so the dutch will be out in force I would imagine who are always good value to watch football with.

DS240

3,092 posts

167 months

Friday 10th January
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I hate football and do all I can to avoid it.

However, I will admit in the village we stay, it does add some atmosphere if France are playing during a big tournament. It’s a shame France aren’t playing Friday or Sunday evening as it would have made the evening and usual lock-in a bit more animated with the locals.

Other than that, race weekend as normal.

wsn03

859 posts

50 months

Saturday 11th January
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I watch one live game a year just for the spectacle. No way would I look at it during an event like Le Mans, I don't get that myself.

I guess it was 2 yrs ago they had the big screen in the village, all these people glued to it. Im lost...as a spectacle it doesn't even come close to being anything like as good as trackside at Le Mans

Printertosh

521 posts

117 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Printertosh said:
Euro 2020 Football Schedule for Le Mans Weekend (French times and British Broadcasters)

Friday 12th June 2020
Turkey v Italy UEFA EURO 2020 Group A 21:00 BBC One

Saturday 13th June 2020
Wales v Switzerland UEFA EURO 2020 Group A 15:00 BBC One
Denmark v Finland UEFA EURO 2020 Group B 18:00 BBC One
Belgium v Russia UEFA EURO 2020 Group B 21:00 ITV

Sunday 14th June 2020
England v Croatia UEFA EURO 2020 Group D 15:00 BBC One
Austria v TBC UEFA EURO 2020 Group C 18:00 ITV
Netherlands v Ukraine UEFA EURO 2020 Group C 21:00ITV

Monday 15th June 2020
TBC v Czech Republic UEFA EURO 2020 Group D 15:00 BBC One
Poland v TBC UEFA EURO 2020 Group E 18:00 ITV
Spain v Sweden UEFA EURO 2020 Group E 21:00 BBC One
Just to add a motorsport event people might be interested in watching:
F1 Canadian Grand Prix
Sunday 14th June
Start: 19.10 (French time)
This should be available for free on Canal+ (French) and RTL (German) on the same satellite as the free German Eurosport that shows Le Mans 24hrs.
Or the Stella Bar at Tertre Rouge will probably be showing it too beer