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But what is the connection of Mary Poppin to Football ?

Should there be one
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Old 26.08.2014, 21:51
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

The Marching Morons .........

Gee... ain't you a brave and daring soul posting personal contempt using a totally anonymous link.

Bet you were the smartest and bravest in your kindergarten class?
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Old 26.08.2014, 23:10
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The Marching Morons .........

Gee... ain't you a brave and daring soul posting personal contempt using a totally anonymous link.

Bet you were the smartest and bravest in your kindergarten class?



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Old 27.08.2014, 09:53
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

after watching half of the Celtic match last night, I can see why Scottish people hate football.

Which reminds me that I have to email someone who supports Man U now....
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Old 27.08.2014, 10:27
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after watching half of the Celtic match last night, I can see why Scottish people hate football.

Which reminds me that I have to email someone who supports Man U now....
Already done that. Twice.

Although you just reminded me of another one.....
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Old 28.08.2014, 05:32
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Should there be one


I don't know .............................
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Old 28.08.2014, 07:11
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

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It's just as well for you and other "pathological" haters of football that the World Cup is only once every 4 years because then there's absolutely no getting away from it wherever you are!
I found it very easy to get away from it this year - I watched 1 1/2 games this year and honestly didn't hear / see much about the World Cup beyond that. Perhaps it helps if you're surrounded by a bunch of football-haters at work :-)
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Old 28.08.2014, 08:05
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I found it very easy to get away from it this year - I watched 1 1/2 games this year and honestly didn't hear / see much about the World Cup beyond that. Perhaps it helps if you're surrounded by a bunch of football-haters at work :-)
Unfortunately, I'm surrounded by a bunch of football groupies!

FA and FIFA..........totally corrupt institutions driven by $$$$$$$.

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Old 28.08.2014, 09:27
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Re: Pathological hatred of football

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> temperatures after 19.00 in the Arabian Gulf area ARE bearable
No, they really aren't from June to the end of September. I lived in Bahrain for 4 years and played for a club there, it is really tough. Even after the sun has gone it is very humid and we had to play 6 sixths with drink breaks.

From wiki:

"The World Cup is usually held in the northern hemisphere summer. During this season in Qatar, the temperature can get to 50 °C (122 °F).[20] Qatar says that this will not be a problem for it hosting the World Cup. A section from Qatar 2022 Bid official site explains:

"Each of the five stadia will harness the power of the sun's rays to provide a cool environment for players and fans by converting solar energy into electricity that will then be used to cool both fans and players at the stadia. When games are not taking place, the solar installations at the stadia will export energy onto the power grid. During matches, the stadia will draw energy from the grid. This is the basis for the stadia's carbon-neutrality. Along with the stadia, we plan to make the cooling technologies we’ve developed available to other countries in hot climates, so that they too can host major sporting events."
Such cooling techniques will be able to reduce temperatures from 45 to 25 degrees Celsius (113 to 77 °F), which would be comfortable for players and spectators during matches, the bid also proposes these cooling technologies to be used in fan-zones, training pitches and walkways between Metro stations and stadia.[21]

However, these cooling technologies have never been tested within big stadia and the Qataris are not able to guarantee that it will work. It also remains unclear how the Qataris will keep the fans cool outside the stadia however projects such as Msheireb (heart of Doha), Jean Nouvel's Tower and Souq Wagif have demonstrated unique methods such as constructing buildings based on where the sun rises and sets as well as mist cooling."
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in Switzerland, outdoor football comes to a virtual stop at the start of winter. training is done in gym halls as far as possible. I cannot tell about Austria, the Nordic countries and Russia .......... and let s not forget that Torino (Juventus) and Milano (Inter) are in fairly alpine locations where outdoor football in winter is reduced while temperatures in Southern Italy and Southern Spain in summer get up remarkably
MidfieldGeneral has nicely answered most of your post (and I have spent time in the UAE in the summer and also know the evening is not bearable) but quickly turning to this....

Serie A is played throughout the winter. Including in Milan and Turin with no reduced program there. Likewise throughout France, Spain, England, Scotland....

There's more to the world than Switzerland you know....
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However, these cooling technologies have never been tested within big stadia and the Qataris are not able to guarantee that it will work. It also remains unclear how the Qataris will keep the fans cool outside the stadia however projects such as Msheireb (heart of Doha), Jean Nouvel's Tower and Souq Wagif have demonstrated unique methods such as constructing buildings based on where the sun rises and sets as well as mist cooling."
Last I read it seemed the Qataris had actually given up on this, hence the talk of shifting the competition to January / February
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Old 28.08.2014, 09:49
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Last I read it seemed the Qataris had actually given up on this, hence the talk of shifting the competition to January / February
yes thanks, I realize now my wiki c&p may be out of date regarding the timings
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Old 29.08.2014, 20:13
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Last I read it seemed the Qataris had actually given up on this, hence the talk of shifting the competition to January / February

this would make lots of sense


was in Dubai the first time in July, but the second time in November which was much nicer
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But what is the connection of Mary Poppin to Football ?
Mary Poppins was Alan Shearer's nickname. HTH.

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Are you inviting?

You wish! You may only come if you have a working knowledge of football. If you can explain the offside rule using bottles of vinegar, ketchup and the condiment shakers you are welcome.
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Mary Poppins was Alan Shearer's nickname. HTH.



You wish! You may only come if you have a working knowledge of football. If you can explain the offside rule using bottles of vinegar, ketchup and the condiment shakers you are welcome.


Brits are strange.
First they brought football to Qatar in the 1920ies and helped to establish the Qatari Football League in 1932 ...... and then are shocked when Qatar 80 years later gets the top event
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Hatred of football

Am I alone in having an unlimited hatred of the reporting of the most corrupt money-spinning endeavour on the planet?

BRILLIANT GOooaaallll..........KLIK!

Interview with some brainless twat manager surrounded by advertising hoardings............KLIK!

Results.............repeated ad nauseam.........KLIK!

I FORKING HATE FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Re: Hatred of football

Oh. You'd never mentioned it before.
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Re: Hatred of football

Just thought I should re-iterate the patently apparent.
So, are you a committed fan of the idiotic and corrupt institution?

HERE WE GO... HERE WE GO.....KLIK!
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Re: Hatred of football

Here a tip for you:

Change the channel.
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Klik!
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