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General Chat Thread, Stupid Football! in General; Originally Posted by tech_guy One saddo: BBC News - England fan turfs lounge of Sutton Coldfield home Why oh why ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Why oh why would you do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Why oh why would you do this?
    Because you don't have a girlfriend?

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    last time they had it on in the hall here

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Because you don't have a girlfriend?
    Or because your willing to do anything to get your face on TV?

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    finally, a use for our digital signage system!

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    Football is the game of the gods
    Cricket is brilliant
    Rugby is the mans version of american football (admitedly i don't know the rules for either but i still pay divided attention towards the 6 nations, though i support wales )
    tennis is brilliant

    all other sports pretty much suck balls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    Well, sorry to upset the party, but I love footy and can't wait for the World Cup to start. For me,this time of year normally represents a footy wilderness as I wait for the new season to start in August. I am a season ticket holder and go to every home game.

    For those of you who don't like it, do what I do when I find something I dislike ... ignore it and let those that do, enjoy it in peace.
    I would absolutely love to do this. Sadly ignoring it would mean avoiding the pubs, town centres, shops, radio, television, internet, and soundproofing my house against the neighbours football parties.

    I don't mind others enjoying it - I downright encourage it, but are carhorns, foghorns, and screaming at the tops of their voices outside my house really necessary?

    If it's any help I'm grouchy about Christmas too.

    As for the petty minded individuals who are going running off to their local councils at the first sight of an England flag, lighten up, what harm is it doing you?
    None whatsoever, and I've never understood this. Equally though I've not yet been made aware of a case where this has really happened. That could be because I've mostly cut myself off in order to ignore the world cup though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Agreed, the people that are there to save our lives in our times of need such as Doctos, Nurses, Paramedics, Firemen etc get paid pittence when glorified football hooligans with a sense of direction get paid millions to kick as solitare puts it "a bag of wind" about!

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    The simplification of football to "kicking a bag of wind about" is entirely ridiculous. One could apply the same principle to all arts, sports, and basically anything that isn't inherently productive. You wouldn't say Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel - just a bit of paint splashed about. The fact is that whether or not you appreciate the sport, these people are true artists in their fields. They have worked the majority of their lives towards the perfection of "kicking around a bag of wind", and personally I think represent the accomplishments of an advanced society, where not everyone has to do something 'useful'.

    I agree entirely that they are overpaid, and that nurses etc 'deserve' to be paid more (doctors DO NOT earn a pittance, £24k starting salary minimum and more with shift allowance BEFORE you have even qualified is not a pittance...its double my wage), but 'deserve' doesn't come into it in a capitalist system. They are paid so much because the sport generates that much income, like it or not it is one of the most popular sports on the planet (the most?? don't know the stats), with millions of viewers week in week out. Most footballers are pampered princesses, with no concept of how the real world works, or how normal people live. Maybe there should be salary caps etc, but the money would then just go to the clubs and their owners who would do what with it?? Give it to all the nurses??

    Basically, I love football. It hasn't always been this way, I went through a period in my teens of hating it (just because it was popular, and I was a skateboarder and we were supposed to be anti pop stuff), but I got over that. Now I just appreciate it for the beauty of the skill involved, and the passion of those that follow it.

    Having said all this I'm not too fussed about the world cup, I find it tends to be people who support teams that aren't in the premiership that go mad for the world cup, as its their chance to support a team that are half decent.

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    /RANT

    Wow, I cant believe how offensive you lot become when it suits you!

    In one thread its "anyone with an England flag on your car has a small penis"
    On this thread its "watching football makes you gay"

    And as for the "they get paid millions for kicking a bag of air" rubbish... Actors, Boxers, Golfers and everyone in between get paid a small fortune for being hit/hitting a small ball with a stick/reading lines from a TV and I never hear a bad word said about them!

    Let us football fans enjoy our occasion and when your chosen sport or hobby is next televised I will comment on how small your penis is or how your sexual orientation has something to do with the fact that you can name every big brother contestant ever and im sure you will get the idea!!

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    What's football ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwoods123 View Post

    Having said all this I'm not too fussed about the world cup, I find it tends to be people who support teams that aren't in the premiership that go mad for the world cup, as its their chance to support a team that are half decent.
    Oi! Anyway, I'm supporting England, not anyone half decent

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    And what's Edugeek?

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