Hate football? Your chance to sound off

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Whilst I admit I was getting a bit narked with the anti football moaners on the Random Chat boards, I thought I'd start a thread where anyone who hates football and football talk can sound off here and let off steam! This is YOUR forum. Might I suggest that (other than me kick starting this thread off) no football lovers allowed? ;-) ;-)
  2. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    How spooky is that - did you read my mind Dave? :shock:
    Seeing as my thread's the one that got locked (grr stupid slow pc), I'll rant here instead! :lol:

    Its not that I hate football, its just that I hate the way it takes over everything: the telly, news, people's braincells, cars.... and now tMP too. Aaaaargghhhh! Is nothing sacred?!

    I realise this is a random forum, but you can have too much of a good thing guys. I didn't have a problem with the odd signatures and off-topic moments in "normal" posts (never moaned once, honest guv!), but now with all the specific threads popping up we'll soon have to rename this forum Euro 2004!

    At least Boc Brother is tucked away in its own forum so people who aren;'ty interested can avoid it completely! :wink: :lol:
  3. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Sorry to come back on here, but in a suggestion merely designed to keep all happy, rather like the 'bad joke' thread, how about, mods, if we collate all the Euro 2004 stuff into one big thread and invite any discussion about Euro 2004 to be confined to that thread only? I only wish to make peace! ;-))
  4. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Not only that but the England Rugby Tour down under has been resigned to Sky Sports and a paragraph in the papers! Plus is it just me or is anyone else sick to the back teeth of Footie songs on the Radio.
  5. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Sounds good to me! :bounce :bounce :bounce

    edit: Dave's suggestion that is, not the blatantly poor coverage of rugby, oir (God forbid) footie songs! :wink:
  6. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    Ive loved football ever since Australia beat England 3-2
  7. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Shame you can't beat Iran though!
  8. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    i dont mind football. i mean, i wont watch it if there is anything else on tv, and when i do watch it its only for beckhams legs, but i do support england and am happy if we win.
    wot i hate about football is the way it appears everywhere! its on the nes, papers, radio, other tv stuff that isnt news, the internet, people are constantly talking about it! its driving me crazy!
    cant people realise we dont all love football to the point of distraction?
  9. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Game on!
    Where shall I start?
    I hate:
    1. Fat berks in overstretched Brazil strips sitting in pubs bellyaching about how X should never have been sent off, Y is a *beeper* and Z should never have been picked in the first place. And we was robbed.
    2. Hoolies. It's just humiliating. I tell people I'm Ruritanian when we go abroad. Anything except English.
    3. Pubs with 40-ft screens
    4. Silly flags on cars and the Cross of St. George everywhere. Yes it's our national flag but who would recognise it without the little Nationwide logo in the bottom corner?
    5. Nationalism masquarading as patriotism
    6. Pundits. Although Alan Hansen can come and moan at me any day.

    No sport needs to dominate our lives like footie does, it's not as if we're any good at it and we have the worst hoolies in the world. FIFA need to carry out their threat and send the squad home if the loutage continues.

    I object to wall-to-wall snooker, golf and tennis too. But strangely not to motorsports, although they don't tend to last as long. Even rallying, which we're not toooo bad at and goes on for decades, only gets a couple of highlights a day which is all anyone needs.

  10. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    They had "outside" help unfortunatly. Some w****r ran onto the pitch when Oz was 2 goals up and the game was stopped for 20 mins and when it restarted, Oz wasn't ready I spose! And I've just been informed that it was 3-1 to the Aussies over England! :wink:
  11. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Off side! Foul! Red card!
    Get your arses onto a thread about football, not one about not-football :evil: :evil: :evil:
  12. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    I hate football!

    ooo feel so much better now! :lol:
  13. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    it irritates me how the 'silly' footballers (also known as big girls) roll around on the floor, after not even being touched.I've seen netball players with more courage (and i can't stand netball either)!.........bring on the rugby men!
  14. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    I don't really have a chance to get sick of footie these days since I never really switch on the box. I should just get rid of it... but then I couldn't watch my "Brass in the Park" video.. :lol:

    The folks at work aren't really going on too much about the football so it's not too bad. If Scotland were in then I'd pay more attention and make supportive noises but I don't think I should really be posting in this thread since I've kind of been interested in the scores so far so I'll just leave now. Goodbye!
  15. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Ooooh a rant about football.....where does one start?!?! :twisted:

    Why should I be interested in watching a bunch of blokes kicking a ball round a field, getting paid more in a week than a lot of people would be lucky to earn in a year?!?!

    Why should I watch the match 'Because it's England?' I'll bet that during the Rugby world cup, in the earlier stages of the tournament, your average person wouldn't have watched 'because its England.' People only started watching when they realised that England actually had a chance of winning something!

    Then there's the hooligans. What's the point!?!?

    England win: YEEAAAH Lets trash the place!!
    England Lose: AAAARRGGGHHH Lets trash the place!!!
    England draw: Lets trash the place anyway!!!

    And to think they've been stopping the known trouble-makers travelling to Portugal!

    I know that the majority of Football supporters aren't hooligans, but you just have to look at the news: 12 people arrested on Monday following riots. Of them, 1 man was sentenced to 2 years in prison, 7 recieved suspended sentences and were deported, 3 others were deported. 33 more England fans detained on Tuesday night following similar scenes...Well done to them! Doing England proud!!

    You wouldn't hear of this kind of behavior at any other sporting event.

    Anyway rant over! I feel much better for that :D :D :D
  16. Trigger

    Trigger Member

    :twisted: :twisted: :evil: Ooh, I'm gonna remove myself from this thread immediately- Sorry to break the rules (well I'm not really sorry)- It was my morbid fascination that made me read this thread and I can feel the anger boiling!! I will "get my a*se into a Euro 2004 thread" before I say something I might regret!!! :evil: :twisted:

    :lol: Ha Ha, No I can understand that there are people out there that can't stand it- I used to be one of them, but if you really try and get into it, it's brilliant. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em- and believe me, you won't beat em!! :lol: :lol: :wink: Happy moaning people... :lol:

    Sorry Bigmamabadger and Dave- I'm going now...
  17. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Just defending the national sport:

    It seems to me that most people here who "hate football" actually hate the stereotypes of people who "like football" - unfortunately it isn't because hooligans like football that they are hooligans, it's just an excuse to cause trouble. I like football, yet am reasonable intelligent, the two aren't mutually exclusive.

    I'm not too sure about the tacit assumption that those of us that like footie are completely oblivious to other sports either.

    Personally, the commercialisation of football really annoys me, but I still like the sport.

    PS - BMB, motorsports get loads of coverage - every grand prix is shown in full (okay some of them are at 3am!).
  18. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    i agree. i dont think i'd mind it half as much if there were no hooligans.
    i just dont see the point in watching a game because chances are england are gunna get booted out of the competition if they carry on.

    it just bugs me that people feel they have to trash places to show their support for england. why cant they just go to the game and cheer them on like a normal person????
  19. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    The national sport is Cricket... :roll:
  20. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Yes, that was kind of my point really. You can watch an entire F1 race in just a few hours once a fortnight, sometimes Schumi wins, sometimes he doesn't, no-one staggers around Monte Carlo putting chairs through windows of casinos and then it goes away for another fortnight. I call that just about right. :wink:
    A footie match lasts half the time of an F1 race and yet somehow each one takes 3 days to pre-analyse, watch and post-analyse. :evil:

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