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    Were you writing tributes on message boards the last time someone you'd never heard of and had no remote connection to died? No. And the moral of that story is that all fans of lower league sides are *****.

    Or something.

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    Although you have my respect for daring to go near a PL side's message board. I don't think my mind could take any of that ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Indeed, written by a City fan I think, but the fact it's burrowed away is the point.
    Fair point. I think I found it when I was looking for the BBC's opinions on the upcoming League One season (which, for the record, I thought were disappointing and very light on information). It sounds like the chap was a great servant for every club he played for and all too rare in this day & age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Were you writing tributes on message boards the last time someone you'd never heard of and had no remote connection to died? No. And the moral of that story is that all fans of lower league sides are *****.

    Or something.
    tbf, was tired and emotional, really shouldn't of slagged off all fans of higher teams, the point about the meedja still stands though.
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    Football (all codes) commentators (and others) complaining about muddy, wet or general wintry conditions
    **** me dead it's a winter sport. It's suppose to be played in the cold, and players are suppose to get dirty. Decent test of skills if the ball is slippery too, and is more entertaining usually. God damn.

    cbf searching through the whole thread so apologies if this has been done before.
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    John Steffenson - that 400 metre running guy.

    WAC he's **** yet brags like he's Usain bolt or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I sympathise for the argument, but then wonder wtf is the point of being a supporter that isn't one of the top 4?

    Be a Sunderland supporter to win Div 1, and then step into the EPL and get your ass handed to you, or at best end up mid-table?

    That's why the marketing of the EPL overseas is based around the big 4, as seen in the Indian ad I posted above. Highly unlikely that the other clubs will receive much revenue through an international fan base, which removes any chance of them ever having the money to compete with the big 4. Its like a never-ending circle. Crap team because of no money, hence no exposure to international fans, hence no huge income, hence crap team.
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    Good to read my stanno love here.

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    This is a pretty good thread tbh. Some seriously intelligent conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Smitteh might well be happy in the coming years as unlikely as it seems, as Citeh have become hugely rich.
    If anything I've become less happy. It's the expectation that kills you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    Football hooligans.
    Terrorise streets just because of the results of the football. When you go into school, they constantly ask you who do you support. I told them I don't like football, and they still ask me that question. It's as if football is the holy grail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Haha don't bother. I've tried fighting this fight on here.

    Wilfull blindness imo.

    Giving an example of a richer club not doing as well as a poorer one doesn't falter the argument tbh. You can't deny the evidence is there, that the same clubs keep winning.

    But nah, apparently its fun seeing Man U, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool battle it out every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    This is a pretty good thread tbh. Some seriously intelligent conversation.
    'twas a good read back through. Mainly because Jono was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    John Steffenson - that 400 metre running guy.

    WAC he's **** yet brags like he's Usain bolt or something.
    Still stand by this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Indeed, it's not ideal, but you just have to realise the top 4 are exceedingly well run clubs. Well three are, and one have a multi-billionaire owner. Nothing much can be done about it, and any restrictions, just means that the other European leagues will outstrip our competition.

    Really pointless comparing it to AFL or any of the American sports as they're the only gig in town really.

    Exeter haven't been in the two top leagues of the divisions for our 100 plus years in pro-football, so not much has changed really. I'm not really stressing about the dominance of the top-four, it has to be said

    Hull, Wigan and Stoke does show that it's possible for a smaller club to get in the top division, mind.

    Much prefer football nowadays, to days of yore. Players were always ***** when I met them, now we just read more about it in the tabs. The culture is twenty times more civilised, and personally I'm pleased that skill is not hoofed off the pitch any more. (well mostly, Torquay and Stoke excluded, obviously).
    Considering Gimp liked this post I'll bring it back up. It was always my opinion at the time that the top 4 were good, because they were, well, good, and they showed this in Europe. 3 winners and a finalist in Champions League.

    All of a sudden, three of the teams don't look like they're going to make it in the top 4, and the other is considered (by many) to be a disaster season.

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