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    New Soccer thread

    What do you love about soccer,socey/football/gayerball. come on feel the love, ejaculate with joy over 4-4-2, squirm with joy over Harry Redknapp, discuss cattenachio, spurt over silva, Flagellate over Falcao, go gaga over Gazza, wet yourself over Waddle. C'mon peeps you know what to do.

    Disclaimer: this thread has been in no way been created to piss off Benchmark, in fact any insulting remarks to the monkey, will be almost unwelcome.
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    Must admit at this stage I'm more of an addict than a fan. So much not to love about the top eschelons of the sport now.

    Players are a healthy mix of greedy tarts, hacks, wuckfits, divers and hypocrites and the governing bodies seem set on not embracing what cricket, tennis and both rugby codes have done ages ago: technology to improve decision making.

    & don't even get me started on the 2022 world cup. Qatar? **** off, please.
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    Echo what Brumby said.

    Football in Europe is ****ed.

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    Rot set in when terracing went - sitting down at football matches just ain't right


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Rot set in when terracing went - sitting down at football matches just ain't right
    Don't have to sit, if you support a proper club, TBF.

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    Yeah who would sit at football?

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    Lack of leg room makes it uncomfortable to sit in football grounds anyway, invariably prefer standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Yeah who would sit at football?
    If I could afford it I would definitely be one of the prawn sandwich brigade.

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    Really? If it is a day at Lords then that it is different but corporate entertainment at Football does not appeal at all.

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    Corporate days out at football are so dire. I imagine so anyway. Then again, I wouldn't really want to go to a corporate event of any sort anywhere, Lords included. Strikes me that the kind of people who attend such things are of the generic businessman stereotype mould and do so to get drunk and talk very loudly about how their knowledge on the sport is incredibly extensive, despite the fact that they clearly know nothing. Was sat next to a few of these sorts at Lords when Australia played Pakistan last year, heard all sorts about how "Afridi was a truly great test player" and so on.

    Don't really have any objections to sitting at football, as long as you sit in a stand with the (ahem) "real fans". Having said that, I can see perfectly why someone wouldn't want to sit in such a location, someone with a young family for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Lack of leg room makes it uncomfortable to sit in football grounds anyway, invariably prefer standing.
    Was surprised at how squished it was when I went to White Hart Lane earlier this year to see Spurs vs. City.

    Nevertheless ended up getting used to it. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, great atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Really? If it is a day at Lords then that it is different but corporate entertainment at Football does not appeal at all.
    Rangers have great hospitality tbf.

    5 course pre-match meal in my own private box with complimentary booze (unless you're one of the suits, you can't get booze at the football in Scotland), out onto the balcony for a great view of the game, back inside for some nibbles at half time, watch the 2nd half, 2 hour complimentary bar after the game and tours of the trophy room on request. I could quite easily get used to that

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    The meal would no doubt be better than the football on display anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    The meal would no doubt be better than the football on display anyway.
    Haha, absolutely no need for the . I've missed a few home games because I work weekends, and from what I've read, the games I've missed have been gash. Usually catch the away games on TV at work though, and they've pretty much all been terrible to watch.

    If it wasn't because of force of habit and the fact that I've had the same seat since I was 8, I'd chuck it. It's a waste of money.

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