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General Football & Sports / The Commentator Thread
« on: August 31, 2013, 11:31:18 PM »
Feel free to update this thread with any comments from commentators/pundits which made you you laugh. cry, scream or just say "what??".

I'll start with a particularly insightful comment from the walking advert for early retirement: John Motson.

....said during a contentious moment in the Norwich vs Southampton match on MOTD...

"Oohhh, that's either a penalty...or it's not!" Yes John, you're correct. When a player handles the ball in his own box the chances are that it will result in a penalty, or it wont. I'm sure this won't be the last comment from my mate John.

So keep this thread in mind when you're watching a match and you hear something funny. And lets face it, with pundits like Townsend and Owen, this thread should be choc-a-block within a few weeks.

General Football & Sports / Fergie Time
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:48:23 PM »
This article just confirms what most fans have known for ages: that Ferguson pressurises and bullies officials to award more injury time for the sh*t when they are losing than when they are winning.

The FA really needs to grow a pair of balls and take this disgrace of a man to task.

General Football & Sports / Is Football still a contact sport?
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:53:38 PM »
A little bit of background on myself to start: I have played football for 18 years at a varying level, from being a district player in school to a slightly overweight left-back for a struggling sunday league team nowadays. I've mentioned this because I want to make a distinction between the football I play and the farcical scenes we see on our TVs every weekend. I love playing football, and one of the key reasons I enjoy it so much is the competitiveness element; the shoulder-to-shoulders, the hard tackles, the aggression. This also explains why I find myself growing detached from "professional" football. This week we have again seen numerous penalties awarded for incidents where there has been minimal contact, if any at all.

I suppose my main issue is with the ease at which it is to get a free-kick or penalty thesedays. When I play, football is very much a contact sport and I wouldn't have it any other way. However, premiership football can no longer be described as a contact sport in my opinion. Try and remember the last time a genuine shoulder-to-shoulder didn't result in a free-kick for either team. Also, any contact in the penalty area invariably results in a penalty it seems.

It's getting to the stage now where I'm happy enough if I never attend another match again. Seriously.

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