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swamp
31st October 2009, 18:44
Only joking! :rollin:

Seriously, what sad fan sits around all day waiting for MOTD? No Spurs fan could because they would have already received an SMS from their Arsenal-supporting 'mate' winding them up. And no Arsenal fan could wait around for MOTD because they would have sent the SMS!

d000hg
31st October 2009, 19:14
How about anyone who isn't a fan of either team but wants to watch all the highlights?

Zippy
31st October 2009, 19:37
ferret won't be happy ...

AtW
31st October 2009, 20:05
ferret won't be happy ...

It may depend on which teams he supports...

Zippy
31st October 2009, 20:12
Only joking! :rollin:

Seriously, what sad fan sits around all day waiting for MOTD?

The sad bugger that doesn't have Sky?

AtW
31st October 2009, 20:17
The sad bugger that doesn't have Sky?

I just signed up for Sky Player online - no need to be Sky customer...

swamp
31st October 2009, 21:24
ferret won't be happy ...

Sorry ferret. ;)

d000hg
1st November 2009, 00:24
I just signed up for Sky Player online - no need to be Sky customer...Is that legal?

Board Game Geek
1st November 2009, 03:25
So, let me get this straight.

A group of overpaid lads wearing shirts in one colour, stuff a ball in to the net of another group of overpaid lads in another colour shirt, and one group of lads emerges the winner.

And this is important how exactly ?

d000hg
1st November 2009, 09:08
So, let me get this straight.

An over-important stranger on an internet forum tells people what he thinks about professional football.

And this is important how exactly ?

minestrone
1st November 2009, 09:51
So, let me get this straight.

A group of overpaid lads wearing shirts in one colour, stuff a ball in to the net of another group of overpaid lads in another colour shirt, and one group of lads emerges the winner.

And this is important how exactly ?

The opera for the masses. And it gives you an excuse to get some brews with a few mates on a Saturday.

swamp
1st November 2009, 09:59
So, let me get this straight.

A group of overpaid contractors wearing shirts, talk about some stuff to another group of overpaid contractors also wearing shirts, as they all stare at a powerpoint presentation.

And this is important how exactly ?

This is a very important business to most of us. :rolleyes:

Evil Hangover
1st November 2009, 10:08
This is a very important business to most of us. :rolleyes:

WHS

BGG - you, sasguru and the rest of you, have one foot in the grave :smile

minestrone
1st November 2009, 10:11
"Football is not just a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that"

TykeMerc
1st November 2009, 10:13
This is a very important business to most of us. :rolleyes:

I doubt it's most.

To answer BGG it's about tribalism and precious little else.

I always find it hugely comical when people talk about the team they support as "we" when in 99.9% of cases they have no measure of ownership or belonging. The "clubs" stopped being actual clubs decades ago, most of the players are from different areas, countries or even continents and the huge majority of the fans have never even been in their "home" stadium. In many cases the fans haven't even set foot in the town/city "their" club is based.

Football is about hugely lucrative business in the top divisions, nothing to do with sport.

d000hg
1st November 2009, 10:16
Football is about hugely lucrative business in the top divisions, nothing to do with sport.I think it's both. In amidst the theatrical antics, there are some incredible displays of skill by the top players. I find anything which pushes what I see as the limits of human ability to be interesting, sporting or otherwise.

minestrone
1st November 2009, 10:21
I doubt it's most.

To answer BGG it's about tribalism and precious little else.

I always find it hugely comical when people talk about the team they support as "we" when in 99.9% of cases they have no measure of ownership or belonging. The "clubs" stopped being actual clubs decades ago, most of the players are from different areas, countries or even continents and the huge majority of the fans have never even been in their "home" stadium. In many cases the fans haven't even set foot in the town/city "their" club is based.

Football is about hugely lucrative business in the top divisions, nothing to do with sport.

I own shares in my club, I was at the game Yesterday, I live in the city where my club is from so to back up your claim you will have to find 1000 people on here who cannot say the same to give any credence to your sweeping general statement.

AtW
1st November 2009, 10:37
Is that legal?

Yes of course - they now allow non-Sky subscribers to do that, so far seems ok though site wasn't working correctly for days preventing sign up, some of the video feeds are not available online :eyes

Board Game Geek
1st November 2009, 11:38
The opera for the masses. And it gives you an excuse to get some brews with a few mates on a Saturday.

Or opium ?

I just wonder what it is that makes football, for example, the most followed sport here in the UK, over and above other hobbies and pastimes, eg : Golf,boxing, showjumping, cricket, rugby, tiddlywinks, ping pong, go carting, fishing, computer gaming, reading, etc.

Some of the others have balls in them, they have teams, they have clubs and fanbois.

minestrone
1st November 2009, 12:18
Or opium ?

I just wonder what it is that makes football, for example, the most followed sport here in the UK, over and above other hobbies and pastimes, eg : Golf,boxing, showjumping, cricket, rugby, tiddlywinks, ping pong, go carting, fishing, computer gaming, reading, etc.

Some of the others have balls in them, they have teams, they have clubs and fanbois.

Opium, Opera, Soma, whatever.

I have been in games with 80,000 people on the terraces completely engadged emotionally for 90 minutes in what is going on in front of you. Highs, lows, you do not get that with tiddlywinks.

A Pele goal, Maradona juggling the bottle with his feet, Van Basten scoring from an impossible angle, Celtic winning the European Cup in 67, Larssons's run from the half way line, nutmeg, goal. I enjoy it.

Board Game Geek
1st November 2009, 16:44
Opium, Opera, Soma, whatever.

I have been in games with 80,000 people on the terraces completely engadged emotionally for 90 minutes in what is going on in front of you. Highs, lows, you do not get that with tiddlywinks.

A Pele goal, Maradona juggling the bottle with his feet, Van Basten scoring from an impossible angle, Celtic winning the European Cup in 67, Larssons's run from the half way line, nutmeg, goal. I enjoy it.

Fair point. I'm not trying to be anti, I'm just trying to delve deeper and understand.

Eg, I could, in theory, just accept that I like my own hobbies, and that's all there is to it. But I like to know why these things move me, rather than just accept them, if that makes any sense. We all have to defend our decisions in doing the things we do, and understanding why we do the things we do is part of that journey of defence and self-discovery and exploration.