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Mick Covell
Mick Covell
Posts: 349
Joined: 7th Nov 2008
Location: USA
quotePosted at 04:05 on 13th November 2008
I read with interest some of the comments about the European Championships this summer . I agree with many of the opinions aired in that forum . The wages payed to footballers these days are obscene and the average fan is priced out of the game . There is though an alternative ! There are literally hundreds of small teams out there . My own team was Scarborough FC who fell foul of the taxman and seriously bad management and were subsequently wound up . They have however been resurected in the form of Scarborough Athletic and are now going strong in the North Counties East League . Players at this level are part time . They hold down full time jobs and play for the love of the game . This is where the true spirit of English football lives on . The standard of football may not be as good as that you see on the tv ( if you can afford the subscription fees ) and there are no replays to be had when your standing shivering on the terraces , but you cant beat the excitement of a truly live game . One of my fondest memories is standing on the terraces at the McCain Stadium watching Scarborough on a freezing cold saturday afternoon in Febuary . Absoloutly chiled to the bone and thrilled to the very core of my being at the same time . It hardly mattered that it was an awful game and that my team squandered a lead and total superiorty for the most of the game to concede a late equalizer . I'm hooked , a lost cause .  I love the game .
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Roses
Roses
Posts: 470
Joined: 9th Mar 2008
Location: USA
quotePosted at 05:26 on 13th November 2008
I can tolerate it.  DH loves it though!  As for american football though, i DETEST it.....thankfully DH does not understand it and has no want to....  Laughing
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Mick Covell
Mick Covell
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Joined: 7th Nov 2008
Location: USA
quotePosted at 05:41 on 13th November 2008
I have tried to watch American Football and I just get lost after about two minutes . Everyone tells me it used to be a much better game.... I'll take their word for it !
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Shirley K. Lawson
Shirley K. Lawson
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Joined: 17th Jul 2008
Location: USA
quotePosted at 07:40 on 13th November 2008
Depends on whom I'm playing it with...smiles* OK, my son played it in his freshman year in High School, our friends that we grew up, "Patrick" played football, I can remember those days of helping the guys out and getting carried across their lawn,....OK, dragged across their lawn. I like the superbowl specials and the play-off games, but got to much to do otherwise, to see every game played on TV. My kids are more into ATV's right now and Baseball (Little League).
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Karen Pugh
Karen Pugh
Posts: 858
Joined: 21st Dec 2006
Location: UK
quotePosted at 07:49 on 13th November 2008
Can't stand the game.
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L
L
Posts: 5656
Joined: 10th Jun 2004
Location: UK
quotePosted at 08:08 on 13th November 2008
HATE it, a load of overpaid posers.Nuff said.
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Peter Evans
Peter Evans
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Joined: 20th Aug 2006
Location: UK
quotePosted at 11:13 on 13th November 2008
I cant stand football. Maybe because I come from Wales, where the men are men and the sheep run scarred, I like rugby.
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quote | editPosted at 12:44 on 13th November 2008

I’m not a great follower of football, I hate premier league football, like Lyn G says, overpaid posers. I do kind of follow Grimsby Town FC seen as it’s the town I was born, a few years ago I went to a football game, my son and sister made me go, it was Grimsby v Norwich City at Norwich, although I live in Norwich I was there supporting Grimsby, I tried so hard to get out of going but I have to say it was a fantastic experience, I loved it, once is enough though, it gets blooming freezing stood still for all that time.

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Cathy E.
Cathy E.
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Joined: 15th Aug 2008
Location: USA
quotePosted at 13:23 on 13th November 2008
I don't usually watch sports at all but I think they are way over paid. Wish I got paid to be a homemaker! I think I am worth $200,000.00 a year! Esp. considering my job is 24/7! Laughing
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Peter Evans
Peter Evans
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Joined: 20th Aug 2006
Location: UK
quotePosted at 13:34 on 13th November 2008
Only $200,000,00 a year Cathy? A housewife is worth more than that. And those posers get that for one game. Sheesh.
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