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The Thompson Brothers on Euro 2021, Venus Williams and The Jab

8 June 21 interview: LeftLion

Nottingham's most opinionated grocers on...

Euro 2020/21 Football…
We didn’t even know it was on – when is it? Is Paul Gascoigne still playing? I guess we’ll be rooting for England and Wales as always. But we probably won’t watch much of it. Can’t really see the point of it to be honest. Football is a winter game and they’ll be sweating like pigs playing it in the height of summer. Why on earth would we want to watch that?

The Nottingham Open
We suppose it’s more interesting than usual with Andy Murray, Venus Williams and more involved this year. But let’s face it, they’re all getting on a bit. We can remember back in the day when that tournament was called The John Player Special and it was held at the tennis courts in The Park, as in the area, not a park. We used to work for Redmayne and Todd and they supplied the tennis balls for all these marvellous players like Jimmy Connors and Vytautas Gerulaitis when they visited.

The Vaccine
By the time you read this we’ll have both had our second jabs. We had the Oxford vaccine and we both felt completely fine after the first jab. It’s very reassuring after all this time and more than a year of uncertainty. We’ve been going to Mansfield for ours and it’s all been very well organised. We’d like to thank the NHS for their marvellous service.

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