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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Tue May 30, 2017 10:55 am

SUFC rivalry = SWFC.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Wed May 31, 2017 12:08 am

Great to see a club like Huddersfield get into the premier league. The BBC reported this as "Huddersfield get back into the premier league after an absence of forty five years". Someone should tell their young journalists that the premier league hasn't been around that long. :rolleyes:
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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Wed May 31, 2017 6:22 am

Sure. But it pisses me off that some people seem to think football prior to the Premier League existing can just be dismissed / forgotten. Football is MUCH older and MUCH more important than just the Premier League.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:04 am

The premier league is just another example of the commercialisation of football. Many people seem to have forgotten it is a sport and not simply a way of making money. I'm sure that this is at the root of a great deal of the unsporting behaviour currently see in football: diving in the penalty area, pretending to be badly hurt after a foul tackle, trying to wind up an opponent of the ball, etcetera. There rewards of success are so big players are tempted into unsporting actions and I'm not sure that they aren't encouraged to do this by certain managers. This is also reflected in other sports where performance enhancing drugs are used.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby JJ » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:48 am

And it goes down right the way through the game: monkey see, monkey do.
I saw a young coach (19 years old) at our club training 9 year olds. He was saying to them "If anyone even touches you in the penalty area, go down and you might get a penalty." Disgraceful.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby SubHuman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:04 am

JJ wrote:And it goes down right the way through the game: monkey see, monkey do.
I saw a young coach (19 years old) at our club training 9 year olds. He was saying to them "If anyone even touches you in the penalty area, go down and you might get a penalty." Disgraceful.


That's terrible the children will come to think of this as acceptable. I'm not sure what the answer is, maybe have all penalty and potential penalty incidents review by a refereeing panel using video evidence and long bans for players deemed guilty of diving and other faking. That might work, of course managers will be up in arms about it.
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Re: The Football thread

Postby Pauline » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:26 pm

No we are more than happy, coz they beat Sheffield Wednesday ;)
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Re: The Football thread

Postby sarah t » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:12 pm

Good to hear his first interview today... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SJSqxz6O4o

Speaks clearer and is obviously happy to be hear and grasp this fantastic opportunity. Only about six weeks now until the new Premier League season and that first match here at St Marys against Swansea to find out just what impact Pellegrino will make on the Saints!
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