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Am I missing the point...? [Jun. 15th, 2006|05:33 pm]
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I'm watching the England game with some work colleagues, and I can't understand the responses to some of the match events.

For example, there have been 2 bookings of T&T players so far, and each time the yellow card was given, everyone cheered and made derisory sounds, as if to cheer that the other side got a booking. And yet, I'm sure that when an England player gets a booking, it'll be a case of "what a shame, they didn't deserve that!"

Now I'm supporting England, but I still recognise the skills of the other team, and find it a shame when they miss a goal.

Am I missing the point? What happened to football being a sport?
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[User Picture]From: grumpydave
2006-06-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
Be careful, you might get accused of being unpatriotic! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: brainlag
2006-06-15 05:25 pm (UTC)
"might"?

Some bloke on the radio was talking the other day about how some manager is being called a traitor to england because he doesn't want an injured player to play if he could have an incident and ruin his career... Seems the definition of "fan" is quite a bit different to how I rememebr it...

Personally I just don't give a shit about football or its idiot supporters :) I just laugh at the prats flying St. George's Cross flags on their cars going down the motorway. The drag costs them an extra 15-25% in petrol dependant on car and speed, and for what exactly?
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From: varno
2006-06-15 05:58 pm (UTC)
Football isn't a sport, it's a waste of time! There are only several occasions when this country stands still, and when we get two flakes of snow falling in more than an hour, that's the other time!

The only reason I knew there was a match on tonight was that everyone left the office dead on 4pm, and the roads were completely empty on the way home at 6pm!
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[User Picture]From: clhawks
2006-06-15 06:34 pm (UTC)
I don't care that it was off side for the other team, I think they deserved that goal! Poor bastards looked misrable when the second goal went in...
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2006-06-15 07:35 pm (UTC)
I do not see the jeer a opposition player when he is booked ...but didnt find it a shame at all when they missed a goal (or Terry saved it from the line)...

I do not want to see lots of bookings ...but I would like to see both teams playing their best

Bestest go ...watching Sweden/Paraguay
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[User Picture]From: j7xz49br3m93xrr
2006-06-16 06:27 am (UTC)
It's a sport for many considerate fans of the game, but football is, for millions, sadly, a chance to get away with acting like a childish knob while being with millions of others who want to act the same way.
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[User Picture]From: emsee
2006-06-16 08:45 am (UTC)
Ahhh, but with many fans, I think that it's only a sport when England isn't playing - if England is playing then it's war and, as the saying goes, all's fair in love & war (or not fair as the case may be).

Oh well, at least it's a good time to drive somewhere or do shopping when a match is on :)
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