The Football.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Spartak, 29 Jan 2012.

  1. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Exactly, but it still brings in the cash especially for the top clubs. I've said it lots of times and football should be played at 3 o'clock on a Saturday.
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  2. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Justin Edinburgh.
    Dead at 49. Tragic.
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  3. Sad news indeed.
  4. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    We are of the same mind here.

    I'm not THAT in to football but I have a life-long love of Liverpool FC and the only thing that stirs my soul about the game is when I'm standing* on the Kop (other stadiums exist - I was at one last Saturday night for example) watching the team (absolutely fabulous now) play and willing them on.

    The so-called 'fans' (we have two who work with us, one in Cambridge and one in Bristol) of certain teams they have no links with whatsoever but still claim to 'support'! That boils my piss that does.

    * Yes, we do.
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  5. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Veteran

    Feeling very excluded by the all female presenter and pundit combination in Eng v Sco.
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Makes a welcome change from the usual mob of cliché driven bores.

    And it was a great game to watch too.
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  7. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Veteran

    Great game is pushing it a bit far.

    Penalty decisions are ruining the game.
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  8. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I see the England men won the penalty shoot out for third place in the Couldn't Care Less Cup.
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  9. Yeah but if England had won it we'd be crowing contently yes?;)
  10. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Why shouldn't people support a club from afar, if they so wish? Might be their only option. I'm two miles from Fratton Park, I'm a lifelong fan, but I've been to two games, ever. Still my club, still (in the nicest possible terms) wish the lot down the road to be reduced to their correct place in the local pecking order. According to some, that isn't enough. I'm still also fond of a few other clubs in various parts of the world, because they have a decent ethos, a proper code of ethics regarding business and their communities, and (heaven forbid) try and play decent football. Wouldn't claim to be a fan of them, but I'll follow their results and be glad when they do well. And someone can have been born and live their entire lives thousands of miles away from a club and still feel a genuine passion for them.
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  11. Stephenite

    Stephenite Membå

    Utter Toshacks!

    You only support Liverpool United because they are rich and successful. Otherwise your love of football would be lavished upon your local park/pub/sunday school team.
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  12. PaulB

    PaulB Guru


    Firstly, there's no such team. Secondly, it's not 'support', it's a love embedded in my very DNA and came with my mother's milk. D, I've been going for 55 years and still get that same thrill every time I enter the sacred portals of the cathedral of passion - I don't think they were 'rich and successful' 55 years ago, that started with hope. And J, you didn't read my comments before spouting forth.
  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Thought the English women yesterday were faster and fitter than the Scots - some of the play from the back and overlapping on the wings was excellent but the rehearsed goal routines were cringey. The playacting, timewasting and harassing the ref by the English in the second half was really noticeable because it wasn't there in the first half - a part of the men's game they can do without. Surprised they have a male coach too.
  14. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    As far as I know, the only female coach of England has been Hope Powell.

    ETA - I was wrong, a quick Google turns up Mo Marley who was in charge for a year, albeit on an interim basis.
  15. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Footballer's autobiographies are normally dull and boring but I've got two on the go at the moment and they are both excellent.

    The Kevin Keegan one reflects a long and varied career over a long period of time and the many changes in football in that time. A lot to reflect on in this one. I'm reading the Keegan one while I'm listening to the Peter Crouch one read by the player himself. This one's funny; self-deprecating and poking fun at himself it also contains valuable advice for would-be footballers on how to conduct themselves at various stages of development all from his own sometime bitter experiences such as buying a jumper he liked without asking for the price. When he was informed it cost £800, even he, a multi-millionaire at that time baulked not so much at the cost, but by his naivety in pressing ahead with the purchase without bothering to look at the price ticket.

    Two footballers who've bucked the trend and written autobiographies worth reading.
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