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eamo



Joined: 08 Mar 2003
Location: Shepherd's Bush, 1964.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I love that picture!!

It's those bloody Italians who try to make football metrosexual!!! It's one of the few countries in the world where you can get away with the Fabio look.....

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JongnoGuru



Joined: 25 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkx wrote:
I just wish there were more guys like this:



There you go.
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still get stuff like this in the Premiership week-in, weak-out*







and of course who could forget



*do you see what I did there?
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kermo



Joined: 01 Sep 2004
Location: Eating eggs, with a comb, out of a shoe.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a child, my friend Sean was forbidden to watch "soccer" (as we call it in the Hinterlands) because as his great big Irish-Canadian cop of a father said:

There's no crying in sports.
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sparkx



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kermo wrote:
As a child, my friend Sean was forbidden to watch "soccer" (as we call it in the Hinterlands) because as his great big Irish-Canadian cop of a father said:

There's no crying in sports.


WOW! That's an almost perfect description of my old man (everything except the cop part).

An Italian kid next door to us named Glen played soccer. Whenever my dad would see him leaving for a game wearing his uniform my dad would say "Oh, there goes Glendila off to his ballet practice."
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sparkx



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've realized that one of the reasons for my prejudice is because when i was a kid, the parents who enrolled their children in soccer were always the yuppie, suburbanite parents who didn't want their kids getting hurt but still wanted them to "get outside for exercise".

Even in high school, those who weren't tough enough to play hockey, rugby and/or football(American) played soccer. Usually the school soccer team was composed of band geeks and Italian mommas boys.

I can understand how this differs in other countries though, and how at an amateur level, there is serious hardnosed play involved.
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on_me_head_son



Joined: 26 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkx wrote:

I just wish there were more guys like this:





Hell, yeah.

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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyway my mate did this playing footy two weeks ago



see? It's a dead rough sport! Honest!
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mishlert



Joined: 13 Mar 2003
Location: On the 3rd rock from the sun

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Quote:
I love that picture!!

It's those bloody Italians who try to make football metrosexual!!!

OOPS!! Try Argentina; Battistuta, Veron, et all wearing the kit of the Argentina National Team.
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ticktock



Joined: 14 Apr 2005

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trigger123 wrote:
its all right lads, don't take it all to heart.
the yanks are just jealous cos everyone hates them and no-one plays their games
Very Happy
bye!


nah! trigger mate, you shouldn't generalise like that! i'm a brit and i think football's a flippin waste of time!
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keithinkorea



Joined: 17 Mar 2004

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not that into any sports to be honest but footie is one of the best. A good game of football or rugby are probably the best spectator sports, lots of passion, almost non stop action and heroic efforts. American sports are pretty dull.

American football seems a waste of time, Baseball makes cricket look like the most exciting sport in the world, Nascar is truly boring whilst F1 is only a little bit boring but worth watching. Never quite understood the whole ice hockey thing, whilst we have crappy weather in the UK I would hate to live in Canada and be surrounded by glaciers and polar bears.

Too many stoppages and an obsession with stats make many American sports, dull.

I quite like playing basketball but it is pretty boring to watch, I think that basketball could be improved by more players and a much, much bigger court.
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stumptown



Joined: 11 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah right. Look at rugby or soccer /"football" and you'll never see anyone taking a hit like they would if LT or John Lynch or Warren Sapp was playing anyone of those games. There is no comparable physical contact of any sport as there is to that of the NFL. I've seen numerous games of Rugby and "Soccer", but they don't compare to watching a rookie receiver getting blind-sided by Bill Romanowski, or a passer getting sacked by Jevon Kearse.

I was drunk...I knew it was JEVON


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poddubny



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stumptown wrote:
Yeah right. Look at rugby or soccer /"football" and you'll never see anyone taking a hit like they would if LT or John Lynch or Warren Sapp was playing anyone of those games. There is no comparable physical contact of any sport as there is to that of the NFL. I've seen numerous games of Rugby and "Soccer", but they don't compare to watching a rookie receiver getting blind-sided by Bill Romanowski, or a passer getting sacked by Jerome Kearse.


jevon. (sorry to be a prude, but he was one of my favourite players once)
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poddubny



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keithinkorea wrote:
I'm not that into any sports to be honest but footie is one of the best. A good game of football or rugby are probably the best spectator sports, lots of passion, almost non stop action and heroic efforts. American sports are pretty dull.

American football seems a waste of time, Baseball makes cricket look like the most exciting sport in the world, Nascar is truly boring whilst F1 is only a little bit boring but worth watching. Never quite understood the whole ice hockey thing, whilst we have crappy weather in the UK I would hate to live in Canada and be surrounded by glaciers and polar bears.

Too many stoppages and an obsession with stats make many American sports, dull.

I quite like playing basketball but it is pretty boring to watch, I think that basketball could be improved by more players and a much, much bigger court.


this has to be one of the funniest posts i've ever read. soccer is "non-stop action" and north american sports are dull? methinks you need to rethink your logic there, bud. hockey is the fastest game on earth, barnone. no game will take you from end to end as quickly as hockey will.
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Gopher



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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