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What makes you angry? Get it off your chest so we can laugh at your impotent rage.

(, Thu 1 May 2008, 23:12)
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Football fans

It doesn't fucking matter.

Get the fuck over it. Here are grown men, crying because a group of overpaid millionaires didn't get to earn more money for playing a game.

Why are the fortunes of Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal any more important to you than the fortunes of Little Soddington U16s Sunday League team? Are you going to mope when the football team made up of local Argos employees loses against the team made up of local Odeon employees? Of course not, because it's just a bunch of people kicking a ball around, having a laugh, in the same way that the Premier League is.

So stop taking it so fucking seriously!
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 14:51, 13 replies)
Nice one...
...but I bet you are a Chelsea fan aren't you?
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 14:53, closed)
No, actually..
I just don't have any Chelsea fans in my immediate vicinity, so they escaped my ire.

This time :-)
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 14:56, closed)
*Big fat click*
It's only a fucking game.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 14:58, closed)
I find it quite funny how football fans will describe their club as an extension of themselves.

You'll here them say "Oh Jim, you did well at the weekend, that was a cracking goal"


"We're doing really well this season"

Did he play? No! Are you in the team? Are you employed by the team? No! Just because you have a season ticket & every strip since they were a small boy doesn't mean you OWN the damn club.

So yeah, back to OP: Grow up, its just a game. Win or loose don't loose your rag and stab people.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 14:58, closed)
Shirley Bindun, but see Mitchell and Webb's take on it
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 15:06, closed)
Very small minority
Of football fans take it "too" seriously. But then aagin such is the volume of football fans and such is the average percentage of nut-job to person you will find a lot in the sport.

However many people like myself are obsessed, get very upset when the team loses, very happy of course with wins and subsequently get in absolutely no trouble. Although you may find me pissed and passed out in the middle of the street some weekends. Not sure if this would be any different without football.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 15:07, closed)
I actually love it when the fans get downhearted. I love it when they're elated.
I love it because I've never been to a football match, never wasted money on the overpaid nonces that play the game, never watched a full match on tv and only ever set foot in my local ground to watch a band.
Keep wasting your money and braincells on this toss, otherwise you might wake up and realise what's really important and then we'd all be in the shit!

Wouldn't we?
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 15:14, closed)
Welcome to geek town....
...But in a country where the people have no feeling of belonging to anything....Football serves its purpose.

Unlike friends, partners & family etc..
(or B3ta)
Your team will always be there, and even if it all goes wrong, theres always the next season to look forward to.

Like any fandom - You can not get it and poke fun. But its a bit like taking the mick out of people who cried at E.T. or Watch 'Lost' or get upset about Star Wars prequels.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 15:16, closed)
I had an argument
In a pub in Dundee (Deacon's if anyone wants to know) with a random who thought I was sad because I liked to play computer games. I asked him if he watched football. He said of course he fucking did, as he was not a nerd like myself. I asked him to name some players from whatever team it was he supported, he gave me about 20 names of current and former players, unasked he then gave me goal statistics and such (falling into my trap ya see) AH HAH! Says I, now who's the nerd? What do you mean, says he, this is football! No, actually, its a bunch of names and statistics. And everyone knows, memorising lists and statistics is REALLY the domain of the socially inept/bored off their backsides.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 16:55, closed)
This post could have just as easily said:
"Religious types

It doesn't fucking matter.

Get the fuck over it. Here are grown men, crying because a group of overpaid millionaires told them that after they died, they would go to an imaginary place called Hell.

Why are the teachings of Jesus Christ, Buddha or Muhammed any more important to you than the words of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Are you going to mope when the you die and none of the stuff you were promised actually happened? Of course not, because you'll cease to exist.

So stop taking it so fucking seriously!"

Basically, football does for some what religion does for others - gives them something to believe in and an identity to assume. It's just that pointing out how crass and pointless football is is less likely to get you murdered by fanatics. Unless they're Millwall supporters.

And while we're on the subject, he might have been able to perform a few miracles, he might even have had a good touch for a big man, but Jesus couldn't pull off stepovers like Cristiano Ronaldo...

(Possibly because Jesus was a goalie - if all those people who insist Jesus Saves are to be trusted...)
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 17:27, closed)
I actually enjoy a good game of footie.
It's an excuse to go to the pub for a couple hours and enjoy the company of mates, watching the game and enjoying the banter that goes on.

However, I agree it is not the be all and end all in life. And I usually go and watch a game wearing a Spider-Man t-shirt, nailing my geek colours firmly to the fence.

(, Tue 6 May 2008, 18:56, closed)
What I want to know is.....
why is considered ok to wear the top of your favourite player when you go to watch a match; but if you dressed as Han Solo when you went to watch Star Wars you'd be a geek?

The team are all foreign, the ground has moved, the managers are all different but you support them because you dad did, and his dad before him. They're not the same team.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 22:41, closed)

While I will watch the occasional national game, as with most sports, the endless week in week out chatter and anal examination of every single fucking move just gets on my tits.

To expand upon what Mrs Liveinbin just said:
"Why is it that some guy who dresses up in a cloak of a weekend and calls himself 'Gandalf - Warwizard of the troll hobbits' is a nerdy turdy gitsworth, while some bloke who pays fifty quid for a nylon shirt with the name of a Korean typewriter firm on the front is a bloody good blokey bloke? He's alright he likes his football." - Ben Elton, 1997.
(, Tue 6 May 2008, 22:53, closed)

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