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... or just don't watch the telly.
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Old 24.08.2014, 09:26
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I would like socker if it was a faster and shorter game. Love playing it, though.

People can nag about TV programming quality, why not - we pay for it.
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I have a deep seated and long held hatred of anything to do with football.
Just tune in to any UK channel at weekends and what will you get?....
Well unless you have Sky then you have football on ONE channel only, some of the time. There's another ~6 BBC's available here with no weekend football. Plus 4 ITVs. Plus the Channel 4 and 5 families....

This might help. See, there's actually very little football out there. Nowhere near enough imo.
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

Let's be honest here....football is an extremely popular sport the world over, in fact no other sport has the same reach or universal popularity. This is why millions of people watch the game on TV, which is why TV companies broadcast the matches and funnily why the sponsors invest so heavily in it. Politicians also recognise the significance in the sport.....in a not dissimilar way that the Roman Senate used to regard the Gladiatorial Games.... If you don't like the game surely you should at least respect it for what it is. The money generated in the game is circulated back through jobs, and youth and development programmes. It is an industry that is fairly recession free and provides a beacon of hope to many deprived or underprivileged people. Not every child can aspire to be a doctor or banker, but even the children in Africa playing in their villages can dream of being Drogba or Pele.....and have a chance of it.

And if all this still upsets you, there is plenty of other stuff to do or watch. Why not complain about reality TV....that really is brain rotting trash......
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Old 24.08.2014, 10:35
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

MusicChick, we are speaking the same language! There have been reports commissioned and investigations ongoing, but still no action has been taken. Sometimes grumpy old me has started to believe that Animal Farm is not just a novel

Anyway, I'll crawl back to my armchair.
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

The sad part is other sports get very much a backseat in media coverage.

Recently we had the European athletics championships, and a few weeks back the Commonwealth games - in which competitors from the British Isles did rather well - in fact far better than any of the national football teams in international competitions. Ditto the 2012 Olympics.

On one of the BBC radio stations after the Commonwealth Games were over and the footy season started, one football commentator made the quip, "now back to proper sport". Tosser.

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Let's be honest here....football is an extremely popular sport the world over, in fact no other sport has the same reach or universal popularity. This is why millions of people watch the game on TV, which is why TV companies broadcast the matches and funnily why the sponsors invest so heavily in it. Politicians also recognise the significance in the sport.....in a not dissimilar way that the Roman Senate used to regard the Gladiatorial Games.... If you don't like the game surely you should at least respect it for what it is. The money generated in the game is circulated back through jobs, and youth and development programmes. It is an industry that is fairly recession free and provides a beacon of hope to many deprived or underprivileged people. Not every child can aspire to be a doctor or banker, but even the children in Africa playing in their villages can dream of being Drogba or Pele.....and have a chance of it.

And if all this still upsets you, there is plenty of other stuff to do or watch. Why not complain about reality TV....that really is brain rotting trash......
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Old 24.08.2014, 16:14
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

My view precisely as regards reality TV!

I have friends who watch so much of that sort of mind numbing garbage that now, whenever they invite me over, I first of all ask what they are watching or have scheduled first before responding.

They know I really like hanging out with them apart from when being forced to endure, for example, "Housewives of" whatever and the ilk, so, it's all good.

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Recently we had the European athletics championships, and a few weeks back the Commonwealth games - in which competitors from the British Isles did rather well - in fact far better than any of the national football teams in international competitions. Ditto the 2012 Olympics.
What was it that Usain said about the games? Sorry, denied saying....
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Re: Pathological hatred of football



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There you go.
You guessed correctly.
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I'd thank you twice for this post if I could.
My feelings about football are exactly the same.
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Yeah, but still, if you consider the most of players who are playing in worldcup are playing in European teams, they are more used to European weather, not Qatar weather. Okay it is good to see the world cup in different places, but Qatar seems to be that it will create lots of problems. The weather might drop during the evening for match time, but the players have to make workouts and tactics all the day. Besides, putting all the games to the evening prevent half of the world to watch the games. That is why now they are discussing to move it to winter time, which would also cause to a chaos because of all local leagues and Champions and Europa League.

-- European players survived in Brasil
-- there are air-conditioned sports halls
-- People in Europe watch TV in the evening
-- the autumn football season ends at the start of winter
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Old 25.08.2014, 09:40
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

There you go.
You guessed correctly.
I have a deep seated and long held hatred of anything to do with reality TV.
Just tune in to any UK channel at weekends and what will you get?....

Repeated and regular updates showing brain dead, and very rich celebrities, prowling the airwaves shouting and gesticulating.
Moronic millionaire B-listers feigning surprise and delight to gain the slightest advantage.

The awarding of the BAFTA to TOWIE, where the IQs reach almost 50, and where there is little prior experience of any acting activity highlights the totally corrupt nature of the programme.

Now they don't even bother to deny the allegations.
Just shrug their shoulders and smirk.

Money (exclusively) talks when it comes to TV.

Perhaps if these folk would contribute a small fraction of the massive income to those less fortunate who die from war, starvation and disease I might have a little more respect.

But until then..................lets shout back at the corrupt and hugely complacent ........


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-- European players survived in Brasil
-- there are air-conditioned sports halls
-- People in Europe watch TV in the evening
-- the autumn football season ends at the start of winter
-- There's a rather massive difference between Qatar in the summer and Brazil in the local (for the most part) winter
-- Not where they play full sized football in front of 50,000+ spectators there aren't. And none proposed in Qatar either
-- They don't watch in the wee small hours of the early morning which is when the Qatar summer temperatures become even remotely bearable
-- Not in England (or Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, .....) it doesn't
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I'm still trying to work out how not watching football on the telly is the same as ignoring the war in Iraq and Syria.


Logic? We has it. Sort of. Or not.
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Old 25.08.2014, 10:31
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I'm still trying to work out how not watching football on the telly is the same as ignoring the war in Iraq and Syria.


Logic? We has it. Sort of. Or not.
C'mon. It's something completely different you're not watching.
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for me the only thing worse than reality TV in the UK is the plethora of "property" programmes
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C'mon. It's something completely different you're not watching.
I guess one thing they both have in common is that most of us are quite happy to talk about them on the internet, but few of us are willing to get off our arses and actually do anything about them.


I'm off to found the YYSIS*. Who's with me?


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Yeah, but still, if you consider the most of players who are playing in worldcup are playing in European teams, they are more used to European weather, not Qatar weather. Okay it is good to see the world cup in different places, but Qatar seems to be that it will create lots of problems. The weather might drop during the evening for match time, but the players have to make workouts and tactics all the day. Besides, putting all the games to the evening prevent half of the world to watch the games. That is why now they are discussing to move it to winter time, which would also cause to a chaos because of all local leagues and Champions and Europa League.
I thought the World Cup covered the entire globe which encompasses 24 time zones. By the above logic, wherever it is held, half the world won't be able to watch

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The OP does have a point about Qatar. She's also right to suggest it will be very hot when the matches are played - they will never be played that late due to the large number of people watching in Europe.

But she won't be one of them and feels the urge to tell us that.

I never have the issue that some channels are showing sport constantly - but then again I rarely watch live TV.

She had probably been drinking too
Many European game kick-offs are at 20.45 - Doha equivalent time would be 21.45. Therefore, a 22.00 (or even an hour later), start time in Qatar, wouldn't be too much of a hardship for Europe, and even better for UK viewers.
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I thought the World Cup covered the entire globe which encompasses 24 time zones. By the above logic, wherever it is held, half the world won't be able to watch



Many European game kick-offs are at 20.45 - Doha equivalent time would be 21.45. Therefore, a 22.00 (or even an hour later), start time in Qatar, wouldn't be too much of a hardship for Europe, and even better for UK viewers.
The money is very much in Europe.

BTW, 22:00 in Doha in July is still frequently above 40°. Relative cool (i.e. getting down towards 30° or so) is only in the pre dawn hours. Plus there's 3 matches a day at different times (TV issues once more) to accomodate.
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