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Things you love about football

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
the exhiliration when my team scores and wins
the disbelief when my team loses
the times spent in the pub watching scores come in while drinking a beer with my mates
the colorfullness of the game
the variety of supporters
the ocassional skills where you go "Damn!!!"
the times when the ball hits the referee
football grounds that leave you speechless
ground atmosphere (Anfield, Camp Nou, Marakana Belgrade....)
friendly fans
girls able to share your football joy
players not selling their souls for big dollars
110% players
sunday football
togetherness
the fact that anyone can play it whenever they want to
football heroes
taking a piss out of your best mate's team
the competitivness between fans
stats
european nights
copa libertadores
african cup of nations
giant killing
etc...
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If your teams losing extra time seems like 10 seconds. If they're winning, it seems like forever.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The World Cup - the fact that you know that to practically every countries fans, this is the one sporting tournament they really want to win.

    The fact that you only need a ball to play. Sometimes even an old coke can will do.

    Crunching tackles. Especially against fancy players.

    Clubs with tradition. Give me Notts County or Preston over Wigan any day.

    The advantage rule, and referees that use it.

    Yellow cards for diving.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sexy brazilian ladies wearing the brazil shirt:yum:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the sexy men and their sexy legs. :love:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Clubs with tradition. Give me Notts County or Preston over Wigan any day.

    I think your confusing tradition with history and history has to created somehow. Wigan are creating theirs at the moment.

    One for the pot. The away goals rule. You can be defeated without loosing. Fanstastic.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sense of loyalty and belonging.
    The banter and bragging rights(when its friendly).
    Fills a void left by atheism/semi-religous.
    Sexy football.
    The pre-match build up and adrenaline rush around the ground before kick off.
    Coming out of Arsenal tube and seeing the East Stand down Avenell Road on a sunny day. :heart: :crying:
    Big European Nights.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the sexy men and their sexy legs. :love:

    Spot on. Is there really any other purpose for football matches? ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cardiff are top of the Championship. :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The whole match day experience:

    The pre-match pint/s in the bar close to the ground
    The half time burger/pie & hot drink
    The crowd atmosphere when your team goes about 4 goals ahead
    Mexican waves
    Walking out of the ground after the match after a win and seeing all your fellow supporters with massive grins
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The banter. You get it at work, you get it at games, it's what the whole thing is about tbh.

    The fact that no matter how bad you are, there's always someone (usually Dundee United) worse off than yourself.

    This time of the season, when a win takes you to 2nd in the bloody league.

    One-club players. The one who's never wanted to fuck off to England or the Old Firm for more money, the ones who you know love the club as much as you do, and hurt when they get beat just as much as you do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nicx1811 wrote:
    Spot on. Is there really any other purpose for football matches? ;)


    well i was half joking.

    i actually like football (the legs help a bit though).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    migpilot wrote:
    the fact that anyone can play it whenever they want to

    Because of some pathetic law, I can't.:mad:
    taking a piss out of your best mate's team

    I always get a mate of mine doing this to me, then try to tell a mate of mine that his team won't get promoted, but his least favourite team will...
    The fact that no matter how bad you are, there's always someone (usually Dundee United) worse off than yourself.

    :yes: And it's great when it's your mate's team...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    Because of some pathetic law, I can't.:mad:
    No ball games on the grass?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No ball games on the grass?

    No, it's the 'girls can't play football with boys after the age of 12'. This does mean that I haven't been able to find a team to join, despite looking for about a year now.:impissed:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Winning in extra time
    Coming back to win when losing at half time
    Whenever anything happens to the officials (ball hits, fall over, injury)
    Crazy yet friendly old people in the ground who complain about everything
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    2 minutes in Barcelona, May 1999
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mingling with opposition fans at the ground bar.

    Giving stick to the opposition's goalkeeper during the game, then applauding him at the end and sharing a drink at the bar afterwards.

    Dodgy burgers and hotdogs. :D

    The journey on the train to and from the ground.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Opposition scoring own goals!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Huddersfield Town losing.
    Dean Windass.
    Pre-match pints in the Corn Dolly.
    Standing up at away games because us in the lower leagues are allowed to have terraces.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Gary Neville getting in a strop in every derby game. Taking the piss out of Phil Neville when we beat Everton last season.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't support Birmingham or Villa, but that fact that football can through up things like this, makes me feel just great...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18QsjFUquD8

    Now I don't think Enckleman touched the ball, and if he knew the rules of the game, he would know that the goal shouldn't have counted.

    Still, that brings an even bigger smile to my face.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Being part of something much bigger than yourself
    History
    Tribalism
    City not winning a trophy in 31 years
    Scousers not winning the league for 17 years
    The atmosphere
    Drinking/away days
    Derby games
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scoring in the last minute
    Seeing rivals lose (especially to lower league teams)
    Seeing United draw against non-league teams in the FA for 2 seasons in a row
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    godscop wrote:
    City not winning a trophy in 31 years
    Scousers not winning the league for 17 years
    And the fact that Man Utd are going the same way. ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tony Pulis deciding that he wanted to go back to Stoke and they're now 22nd; we on the other hand, are 9th in the Championship!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the atmosphere
    away days
    the whole day experience (meet up, pub, pub, pub, ground, singing, pub, home, night out)
    New grounds
    winning away from home
    sell out games
    local derbys
    hollands pies
    banter with away fans
    mingling with the locals
    travelling to games with a bunch of mates, a bag of cans and some good music
    standing up at away grounds where they dont tell you to sit down every 5 mins.

    BASTARDS LOSING
    KNOB END LOSING

    (both preferably against us...doesnt happen very often these days)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    when man score goal
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Beating rivals, especially Liverpool.
    Funny chants.
    Last minute winners.
    European nights.
    Fickle opposition booing Ronaldo, and the subsequent effect it has on his game.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    Tony Pulis deciding that he wanted to go back to Stoke and they're now 22nd; we on the other hand, are 9th in the Championship!

    :mad: He'll be gone soon! ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Peter Crouch overhead/scissor kick. Funniest thing ever?
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