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Title: Your football pet hates
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:32:57 AM
Games in hand. I hate seeing the league table when teams have played less than other teams.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:35:32 AM
You must hate the Women's Premier League.  I always laugh when I see it on SSN and some teams have played 11 games and other only 3.  :lol:  But I guess they can't play in the rain?

Edit- Here we go:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/women/table/default.stm

 :mackems:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:41:47 AM
I just went and got it too, its unbelievable :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:48:17 AM
Time wasting and when commentators claim that time wasting is "part of the game" and "you can't blame them for it".  It's cheating.  I've no issue with players taking the ball to the corner flag as it is within the laws of the game, but taking forever to take a throw-in or free kick is blatant cheating.  Also each late substitution is supposed to add another 30 seconds to the time played, but this never ends up being the case.  Paul Jewel's teams were the kings of this rubbish.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:48:46 AM
the away goals rule

inconsistent refereeing

teams that play in red and white stripes

penalty shoot outs involving england/nufc

the 'deluded geordie' stereotype

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: matta on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:49:49 AM
players grabbing the ball when the go down
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:50:14 AM
The imaginary card.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ashley17 on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:52:09 AM
Not mine but my Dad always goes mental when a player is standing to take a throw in then decides to give it to someone else, makes me laugh anyway :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GAMMELL on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:52:17 AM
Transfer windows and the epic wankfest surrounding it thanks to SSN
Andy Grey
Jon Champion
Scouse k*nts
Grand slam sunday  :lol:
glory hunting bastart supoorters
deckyno 9 O0
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:03:56 AM
Pretty much everything in the first 7 posts are huge pet hates for me. Ashley17 your dad isnt alone, it really f***ing grates on me when Guthrie(every bloody time) does it.

ITV Champions League games where its just a Man Utd wankathon and the whole media obsession with Liverpool and Benitez get on my tits too.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:06:31 AM
Goalkeepers not being sent-off for handball when denying a goal from a backpass.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:14:45 AM
Short corners. Invariably, especially at our level, they pass it short and then that guy just crosses it anyway - only he's getting closed down and doesn't get enough accuracy on it. f***ing pointless.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MKSC on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:19:36 AM
Defenders 'seeing the ball out'. Yeah, if you are by the goal line then fine, but don't start dancing around the ball 20 yards back stopping your opponent having a fair crack at the ball. It's obstruction and should be punished every time. You couldn't do it any other time but if your 'seeing it out' it's fine. On that note I also hate when referees don't give decisions in/around the box when it would blatantly be a free-kick if it was on the half way line. If it's a foul, it's a foul no matter where it takes place.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:20:30 AM
The typical Manu supporter.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:21:37 AM
Pretty much everything in the first 7 posts are huge pet hates for me. Ashley17 your dad isnt alone, it really f***ing grates on me when Guthrie(every bloody time) does it.

ITV Champions League games where its just a Man Utd wankathon and the whole media obsession with Liverpool and Benitez get on my tits too.

I hate the English bias as well.  Before the CL final the media were constantly talking up Man U saying Barcelona had no chance and we obviously know what happened...

Then afterwards the excuses came out and everyone was saying 'well what if Man U had scored in the first ten minutes they dominated?' as if they'd be saying that if it was the other way around.  :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ash on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:21:37 AM
Nicky Butt.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:23:44 AM
deckyno 9 O0

I was genuinely shocked to see that in there :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:39:21 AM
Fans of top 4 clubs having more right to an opinion than fans of all the others.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:43:47 AM
Player laying off a free kick, giving the oppo time to close the ball down, always pisses me off it hardly makes any difference as well
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:43:49 AM
MOTD commentry

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12:28:05 PM
Spurs
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12:44:22 PM
Redknapp, Phil Brown, Mark Hughes, Fat Sam, Robbie Keane, Carragher, Fergie, Christiano Ronaldo. Also the way players are allowed to tell referees to "f*** off" and it's just accepted and laughed off. No wonder the standard of refereeing is so low topday. The pool of potential ref's to choose from must be limited, who on earth would want to go into a career when you get a bunch of arseholes with a mental age of 7 (being generous) swearing in your face and telling you you're "s***"? Then you get to watch them do it again on a Satuday night on MotD with your wife and kids.

Shameful.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12:50:53 PM
Redknapp, Phil Brown, Mark Hughes, Fat Sam, Robbie Keane, Carragher, Fergie, Christiano Ronaldo. Also the way players are allowed to tell referees to "f*** off" and it's just accepted and laughed off. No wonder the standard of refereeing is so low topday. The pool of potential ref's to choose from must be limited, who on earth would want to go into a career when you get a bunch of arseholes with a mental age of 7 (being generous) swearing in your face and telling you you're "s***"? Then you get to watch them do it again on a Satuday night on MotD with your wife and kids.

Shameful.

To be fair, sometimes when I'm playing you can't help but get angry sometimes and just say something you don't necessarily mean but just comes out. I don't say 'f*** off' or 'your s***', just off the top of my head stuff like "are you f***ing kidding?"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12:53:18 PM
Rugby players seem to be able to hold their tongue so it can't be anything to do with passion.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 12:56:56 PM
Redknapp, Phil Brown, Mark Hughes, Fat Sam, Robbie Keane, Carragher, Fergie, Christiano Ronaldo. Also the way players are allowed to tell referees to "f*** off" and it's just accepted and laughed off. No wonder the standard of refereeing is so low topday. The pool of potential ref's to choose from must be limited, who on earth would want to go into a career when you get a bunch of arseholes with a mental age of 7 (being generous) swearing in your face and telling you you're "s***"? Then you get to watch them do it again on a Satuday night on MotD with your wife and kids.

Shameful.

To be fair, sometimes when I'm playing you can't help but get angry sometimes and just say something you don't necessarily mean but just comes out. I don't say 'f*** off' or 'your s***', just off the top of my head stuff like "are you f***ing kidding?"

Of course theres levels of it that require common sense to judge but the post made before is spot on, albeit a bit venomous. Other sports such as the rugby codes have rules where only the captain can speak to the ref about an issue and it works fine. Lot more respectful. The regular scenes you get of players crowding the referees screaming blue murder is an absolute disgrace imo. You fo get some s*** decisions mind...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 01:00:06 PM
Rugby players seem to be able to hold their tongue so it can't be anything to do with passion.
Exactly, they know if they do, they'll be done for it. The refs talk to them like men and they stand and listen, then get on with the game. Footballers are so spoilt and pampered on and off the pitch it really is quite pathetic. What was the point in this "Respect" campaign by the way? (is it still going?) Why won't the FA just say, swearing directly at a referee will get you sent off, then players will stop doing it. Simple really isn't it?

It won't happen anyway since we have grotesque bullies like Andy Gray speaking for the nation in with his heavily-cracked fat head beamed to all in HD, who will tell you "it's part of the game". No it isn't, no other mainstream sport allows it so why does the biggest one of all?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 01:00:07 PM
OTT Bias, everybody has a little bit of it, but stupid unjustifiable bias  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 01:15:43 PM
Defenders 'seeing the ball out'. Yeah, if you are by the goal line then fine, but don't start dancing around the ball 20 yards back stopping your opponent having a fair crack at the ball. It's obstruction and should be punished every time. You couldn't do it any other time but if your 'seeing it out' it's fine. On that note I also hate when referees don't give decisions in/around the box when it would blatantly be a free-kick if it was on the half way line. If it's a foul, it's a foul no matter where it takes place.

I agree.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 01:29:08 PM
Commentators complaining when penalties are given for handball, where the handball wasn't deliberate, how many penalty awards are actually deliberate hand-ball? Very few, only really happens when someone stops a shot going in.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 01:32:52 PM
When a striker slides in on a keeper studs showing, misses the ball and clatters the keeper, I hate it when a commentator says, "he had every right to go for it" or whatever. Of course he did, but if he misses it, he should be booked/sent-off as he would if it was in central-midfield.

Similarly, a keeper being allowed to come for the ball from a cross with a knee in the air pretty much head height, and not being classed as dangerous play.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 01:33:08 PM
Mike Ashley
Liverpool
Man United fans
Ryan Giggs
Phil Brown
"Stevie G" - just the name
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:03:26 PM
Mike Ashley
Liverpool
Man United fans
Ryan Giggs
Phil Brown
"Stevie G" - just the name
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Add the Nevilles and you are spot on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:13:25 PM
Andrei Arshavin's celebration - makes me wanna kick the tv in.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:20:18 PM
I hate during international tournaments when they pan the crowd, no matter what the situation, people will see they are on camera and mug for the televison. Every tournament when a team is about to get knocked out, they scan the fans and people go from crying to jumping around and smiling when the camera hits them.

As a player, I hate strikers who get away with cheap kicks and shirt pulls against us defenders. If a defender was to do the same things, if we undoubtedly be a freekick.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:20:51 PM
Andrei Arshavin's celebration - makes me wanna kick the tv in.

Agree with that. Ridiculous.

I hate refs 'evening up'. It's just bad reff'ing, isn't it? I.e. a ref'll bottle a decision like a FK that should've been given but the ball goes out for an oppo throw-in. He'll then blow-up as soon as the ball's been thrown for some non-existant foul, simply to cover his arse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:23:17 PM
You must hate the Women's Premier League.  I always laugh when I see it on SSN and some teams have played 11 games and other only 3.  :lol:  But I guess they can't play in the rain?

Edit- Here we go:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/women/table/default.stm

 :mackems:


"Milwall Lionesses"  :lol:

Share a lot of the ones mentioned, I'll add "defenders raising their arm every time the other team attempts a through ball". Just do your job and run back, tosser.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:29:07 PM
I'll add "defenders raising their arm every time the other team attempts a through ball". Just do your job and run back, tosser.
Andy O'Brien.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:31:02 PM
I'll add "defenders raising their arm every time the other team attempts a through ball". Just do your job and run back, tosser.
Andy O'Brien.
My favorite is Paul Robinson at Blackburn. He was appealing with his hand up in the air as the ball slowly rolled past him into the goal. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:38:52 PM
going on Interpolic's 'glove' thread in chat, I'll add footballers who wear gloves, and even more, footballers who wear short sleeved shirts and gloves.  So you'll be warmed up enough not to keep your arms warm, but your hands might get too cold?

Emre, you little scamp, I'm looking at you.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:42:24 PM
Pundits who use the same tired old lines about newcastle fans "they would rather lose 4-3 then win 1-0"

Really?

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:44:26 PM
going on Interpolic's 'glove' thread in chat, I'll add footballers who wear gloves, and even more, footballers who wear short sleeved shirts and gloves.  So you'll be warmed up enough not to keep your arms warm, but your hands might get too cold?

Emre, you little scamp, I'm looking at you.
It's more comfortable!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:48:28 PM
Andrei Arshavin's celebration - makes me wanna kick the tv in.

Tis a bit rubbish.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Lucifer on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 02:55:45 PM
When a player on the winning team gets subbed off and walks as slow as can possibly be walked.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: NJS on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:05:16 PM
The modern habit of squealing like a lass in order to convince the ref that a challenge was bad.

Refs should have the power to allow the cheated player to kick the cheat as hard as they like - a true "free kick".


Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:10:40 PM
Away goal rule.

International weekends and people who are only interested in international football.

Timewasting, including trying to keep the ball by the corner flag. Love it when the ref (probably wrongly) blows a free kick to the other team when this happens.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:15:43 PM
Steven Gerrards two footed "tackles" and how he never gets sent off.

Spineless refs.

Fergie

Boring games like Bolton v Blackburn and how sky try to jizz it up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:24:11 PM
People like my dad and Mark Bright who complain about footballers making mistakes. 'What he should have done there is...' -- well, no s***, you f***ing idiot. Doubly so when it's the likes of Bright or Jim Beglin complaining about, say, Ryan Giggs' delivery. As if they could teach him f***ing anything, ffs.

See also: my dad complaining EVERY TIME a player is offside. 'That should never happen!'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:25:53 PM
Arsenal fans who started supporting ~98/99/00 (and aren't from the area) who claim they aren't glory hunters because they've had it so hard the last few years.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:26:25 PM
The excitement over beckham.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:28:04 PM
Steven Ireland.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:29:27 PM
Players falling deliberately on the ball and grabbing it when they want a free kick. When it's marginal ref should call handball and a yellow for deliberate handball.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:49:07 PM
'evening up' :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 03:54:32 PM
Ignorant pundits who comment on players based on their reputations rather than their real abilities.

Diving.

Players crowding the referee and whinging like little girls.

Screaming in pain when tackled.

Fergie.

People calling for the introduction of technology.

Beckham haters.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:04:18 PM
Pompous, Biased Football Journos
Fans of other clubs with an agenda (for reasons best known to themselves) about us.
Man U fans who were "from/born/dad was from" Manchester (this includes Mongolians, Chinese, Outer Hebrideans, Martians)
Ole Gunnar Sockpuppet
Foreign players who only wish to play for one of the top 4 - ONLY one of the top 4.
Footballers who seem to believe being paid £100,000 a week is "fair"
Journalists who believe Liverpool fans are "justified" to attack their board and owners, while we are not.

You're right with the Stevie G crap too.
Fergie, yes. Ranting at any decision going against them, and ignoring the other 95% of the time when ref decisions go FOR them
How often does the refs play until Man U score ? Blatant pens not given ? Etc etc ad naseum
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:09:48 PM
The very fact that the Premiership represents everything i hate about football, and yet i can't stand us not being there.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:13:35 PM
This thread makes me think there's more that I hate about football than things I like. I could easily add another 10.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:16:19 PM
This thread makes me think there's more that I hate about football than things I like. I could easily add another 10.
Absolutely.
On the other hand, I used to think there was nothing I didn't like about speedway.
Then I started believing it was getting processional, and too many changes to the sport I loved, and stopped going totally 15 years ago, and never been back since, i can't ever imagine that happening with football though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:18:27 PM
John Motson
Egotistical managers (like Brown, Allardyce, Redknapp)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:20:43 PM
Sam Allardyce is one for me as well, not many human beings I actually physically hate - but he's one.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:27:39 PM
Lee Dixon and Martin Keown on Match of the Day 2. They don't actually know anything, and all their patter amounts to is making some hilarious joke about Dixon scoring an own goal every f***ing week.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:28:42 PM
I don't understand Keown's voice. It belongs to someone else, surely?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:32:30 PM
Steven Ireland.
Quite like him, tbh. Would probably go in my "Things you think are great....That you should think is s*** - Football edition".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:34:01 PM
Lee Dixon and Martin Keown on Match of the Day 2. They don't actually know anything, and all their patter amounts to is making some hilarious joke about Dixon scoring an own goal every f***ing week.
If Lee Dixon isn't feigning a foul on him (a la Ginola) he's lost.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 04:36:39 PM
Think Dixon's alright. Suspect it's the combination that turns them into the f***ing Chuckle Brothers.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 06:47:14 PM
Louis Saha

Supposedly knowledgeable people who think Louis Saha is good.

People calling Kaka, 'Ricardo Kaka', it's simply wrong, either or, not both.

Players missing penalties, should never happen, easiest thing in the world.

Alex Ferguson and Man Utd, and everything to do with them.

Middlesbrough.

Lower league football.

The offside rule, it's impossible to get it right, it requires one man to see two things at once, sometimes 70/80 yards away, how has no one noticed it's pure guesswork?

Players getting booked for over celebration, cheers Diego Forlan.

Players missing sitters, just no.

The way everyone criticises zonal marking the one time it concedes, and nothing is said the 100 times it works.

People who love overly strong diving tackles, even when they don't get near the ball, it's wrong, red card.

Showing the ball out is one of mine too, it's obstruction, foul.

Louis Saha

That is all I can think of right now.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:09:00 PM
f***ing foul throws!! 9 out of 10 throw ins nowadays are foul throws and the refs just dont bother giving them, its ridiculous
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:36:54 PM
Agreed on defenders "shielding" the ball, attackers getting away with fouls that defenders would see red for ("Oh, that's a striker's tackle", yes it is, and it nearly broke the defender's leg, so send the fkr off), managers having a go at refs every game, players essentially allowed to say or do whatever they like to the officials without sanction, diving. Obviously.

I'd add pundits who don't know the laws of the game (that's you, Kamara, you tool), and players who point to the sky after scoring. Like God gives a flying f***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:41:16 PM
Agreed on defenders "shielding" the ball, attackers getting away with fouls that defenders would see red for ("Oh, that's a striker's tackle", yes it is, and it nearly broke the defender's leg, so send the fkr off), managers having a go at refs every game, players essentially allowed to say or do whatever they like to the officials without sanction, diving. Obviously.

I'd add pundits who don't know the laws of the game (that's you, Kamara, you tool), and players who point to the sky after scoring. Like God gives a flying f***.

I thought it was normally for a friend or relative who died?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:42:30 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Education/Pix/pictures/2004/09/11/garthcrooks.jpg)

Could he look more smug......
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:44:51 PM
'Ive seen them given'

If an average player does something good its not that good, if they do something bad, they want shot.
If a top four player (usually Rooney) does something good its world class, if they do something bad then they 'werent able to bring it under their spell' or 'it didn't quite work out for him that time.'


Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle thinking they have a right to say what a player in the Champions League should have done instead of what they did do. Shut up, you're Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle, you couldn't dream of doing what Gerrard etc can do with the ball.

Defenders shielding the ball out of play as if it would be allowed anywhere else on the pitch.

Arshavins celebration. As much as I absolutely bum him as a player, that is one s*** celebration.

When a team, or in particular Steve Harper and whoever our RB is keep trying a tactic that clearly isn't working.

Players that are clearly not legends being called legends.

People who hate 'Fancy Dan's'

Any pundit on MOTD other than Hansen, Lawrenson and Shearer.

The current bumming of Shay Given by pundits despite him playing no better than he did for us.

The way Liverpool play.

The reluctance to use technology in favour of blind officials.

Fines for managers critising referees. Its not a hard job, its a f***ing privilege. Managers and players get put under pressure, why shouldnt officials if they've clearly f***ed up.

Rules that are made without the player in mind. For example players having to jump with their hands by their sides, no tackles from behind even if its clean and they win the ball, 'dangerous intent' despite winning the ball etc etc.

Decisions based on reputation, rather than what the referee actually saw, and is paid to do.

Actually just, referees.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:53:44 PM
Maybe as a certified ref, I see things differently.  My pet peeves....

Commentators (well, mainly Tommy Smythe) calling for every ball touching a hand in the Penalty area a hand ball.  No concept of judging the "Intent".

Pundits who don't know the laws of the game. Nothing worse than them ranting and raving about something, that is completely wrong in LOTG.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:53:57 PM
Irritating smug "fans" that think they know everything about every player on the planet. "It's quite clear that **funny sounding Spanish name** is an exceptional player and posseses twice the talent of Steven Gerrard or Wayne Rooney."

f*** off you bellend watching someone on youtube with fancy music playing in the background does not allow you to make judgement on a player.

Also other things that get on my tits;

-People that don't get p*ssed off when players dive.

-Chris Morgan trying to kill that lad last season, fracturing his skull and getting a yellow card for it with no further punishment. What if he died, what sanction would he have faced then?

People that proclaim they "don't give a toss" about the England national side., have some pride man. Does this apathy happen in any other sport? In any other country?

People that sing songs at games about national disasters like Hillsbourough and Munich, lovely stuff, what utter scum.

Football fans really are dickheads aren't they?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 07:56:58 PM
Agree with all of those Chubb, minus the having national pride one.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:01:26 PM
Fines for managers critising referees. Its not a hard job, its a f***ing privilege. Managers and players get put under pressure, why shouldnt officials if they've clearly f***ed up......Actually just, referees.

Clearly, you've never refereed a game.  Try it, because it's really an eye-opener.   Not picking a fight, just saying that until you try it, it looks much easier than it really is. 

{edit} need better smilie   :-)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:03:30 PM
I can imagine refereeing being close to impossible tbh...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:04:07 PM
Fines for managers critising referees. Its not a hard job, its a f***ing privilege. Managers and players get put under pressure, why shouldnt officials if they've clearly f***ed up......Actually just, referees.

Clearly, you've never refereed a game.  Try it, because it's really an eye-opener.   Not picking a fight, just saying that until you try it, it looks much easier than it really is. 
:dowie:

I meant in the grand scheme of things. As in like comparison to I dunno, working in Primark on the Saturday before Christmas.

I've never done that either mind, but I imagine it's harder than refereeing a Premier League match.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:05:29 PM
Yeah, judging actions from 20-30 yards afar, on the spur of the moment, when sometimes not even slo-mo repeats are clear enough to see who was right.

Great respect for refs.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:07:26 PM
-Digital advertising boards, you know, those ones that move, hate those things.

-Whenever Fat Dickhead Allardyce and/or Phil Brown are on Goals on Sunday. It just turns into a repulsive arselicking fest. Remember that blatant, pathetic dive  Morton Pederson did for Blackburn (can't remember when). They showed it and Jabba just dissmissed it as the "lad falling over his own feet". Kamara and that other guy from SSN just nodded in agreement with him, pathetic.

-"Sunday Suppliment", what a round-table of total and utter arseholes.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:12:50 PM
Fines for managers critising referees. Its not a hard job, its a f***ing privilege. Managers and players get put under pressure, why shouldnt officials if they've clearly f***ed up......Actually just, referees.

Clearly, you've never refereed a game.  Try it, because it's really an eye-opener.   Not picking a fight, just saying that until you try it, it looks much easier than it really is. 


I meant in the grand scheme of things. As in like comparison to I dunno, working in Primark on the Saturday before Christmas.

I've never done that either mind, but I imagine it's harder than refereeing a Premier League match.


Maybe, but Primark workers don't have instant replay with national coverage when you get the price wrong or drop an item.   ;D

Even for me only doing youth games (U10 through U19) and high school games here in texas you always have moments where you think "what is the exact call and restart that I need to make", did I really make the right call.   Lot's of judgement calls about what it/is-not a foul, offside or infringement. Should you, shouldn't you, call it, don't call it, what if I do, what if I don't. It's really fun to get some good games in, but there are lots of times when you know that "everyone" hates you no matter what you call.

That's why the referee always back's into their parking spot, so they can have a quick get-away.    :cheesy:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:13:23 PM
Agreed on defenders "shielding" the ball, attackers getting away with fouls that defenders would see red for ("Oh, that's a striker's tackle", yes it is, and it nearly broke the defender's leg, so send the fkr off), managers having a go at refs every game, players essentially allowed to say or do whatever they like to the officials without sanction, diving. Obviously.

I'd add pundits who don't know the laws of the game (that's you, Kamara, you tool), and players who point to the sky after scoring. Like God gives a flying f***.

I thought it was normally for a friend or relative who died?

From what I've seen so far over here, they do it for God quite often in American sports. The Lampard stuff bugs me too but it's up to him I guess, just not something I would ever do so publicly. So, OK, every sports person who thanks God for letting them win (i.e. making everyone else lose).

Everybody should be made to either jog back to the halfway line after a couple of firm handshakes with your team mates, or run, jump and punch the air like you're a 1970 Brazilian footballer. Unless you're Marco Tardelli.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:13:48 PM
Yeah, judging actions from 20-30 yards afar, on the spur of the moment, when sometimes not even slo-mo repeats are clear enough to see who was right.

Great respect for refs.

That's absolutely fair enough, its when they're 10 yards away in a great position and make ridiculous decisions. Same goes for linesmen.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:16:31 PM
When people who don't know anything about football try talking to you about football.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: manomush on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:18:58 PM
going on Interpolic's 'glove' thread in chat, I'll add footballers who wear gloves, and even more, footballers who wear short sleeved shirts and gloves.  So you'll be warmed up enough not to keep your arms warm, but your hands might get too cold?

Emre, you little scamp, I'm looking at you.
english players wearing gloves ,rooney the other neet
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:24:29 PM
going on Interpolic's 'glove' thread in chat, I'll add footballers who wear gloves, and even more, footballers who wear short sleeved shirts and gloves.  So you'll be warmed up enough not to keep your arms warm, but your hands might get too cold?

Emre, you little scamp, I'm looking at you.
english players wearing gloves ,rooney the other neet

What difference does it make if they're English?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:25:55 PM
When people who don't know anything about football try talking to you about football.

Definitely, classic case being 'That Ronaldo's a cheat, he got Beckham sent off at the World Cup.'

 :facepalm: Argh, just get out of my life mate.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:26:28 PM
Yeah, judging actions from 20-30 yards afar, on the spur of the moment, when sometimes not even slo-mo repeats are clear enough to see who was right.

Great respect for refs.

That's absolutely fair enough, its when they're 10 yards away in a great position and make ridiculous decisions. Same goes for linesmen.

Assistant Referees

OK - I'll stop now.   I'm just kidding.  ;D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:28:40 PM
Having to call Linesmen Assistant Referees.

 :fishing:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:29:23 PM
Having to call Linesmen Assistant Referees.

 :fishing:

Too funny. 
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:33:57 PM
People who say that showing the ball out by defenders is a foul. According to the laws of the game, it's not.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 08:36:41 PM
People who say that showing the ball out by defenders is a foul. According to the laws of the game, it's not.

Therein lies the pet hate.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 09:51:00 PM
Big games not being televised. Like France - Ireland.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 09:52:36 PM

It's on Sky Sports 1.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 09:59:50 PM

It's on Sky Sports 1.
I'm from Sweden :laugh:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: manomush on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:01:37 PM
going on Interpolic's 'glove' thread in chat, I'll add footballers who wear gloves, and even more, footballers who wear short sleeved shirts and gloves.  So you'll be warmed up enough not to keep your arms warm, but your hands might get too cold?

Emre, you little scamp, I'm looking at you.
english players wearing gloves ,rooney the other neet

What difference does it make if they're English?
[/quoteborn here thicko not from abroad where it is fukin a bit waamer
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:02:38 PM

It's on Sky Sports 1.
I'm from Sweden :laugh:

 ;D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:18:18 PM

going on Interpolic's 'glove' thread in chat, I'll add footballers who wear gloves, and even more, footballers who wear short sleeved shirts and gloves.  So you'll be warmed up enough not to keep your arms warm, but your hands might get too cold?

Emre, you little scamp, I'm looking at you.
english players wearing gloves ,rooney the other neet

What difference does it make if they're English?
[/quoteborn here thicko not from abroad where it is fukin a bit waamer

Haha, 'abroad', aye I forgot that England is the coldest place in the known universe.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:01:56 PM
Haha, 'abroad', aye I forgot that England is the coldest place in the known universe.
Actually, the Lahnden press and inhabitants of Lahnden seem to believe the north-east is so cold, there are icebergs floating down the Tyne and Geordies live in igloos. :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:15:11 PM
Watching games at stinky pubs with overly drunk fat people spilling their beer all over you and blocking the tv sets.

"Atmosphere" my arse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:15:59 PM
Watching games at stinky pubs with overly drunk fat people spilling their beer all over you and blocking the tv sets.

"Atmosphere" my arse.
That's nothing like the pubs I go to.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:16:59 PM
Watching games at stinky pubs with overly drunk fat people spilling their beer all over you and blocking the tv sets.

"Atmosphere" my arse.
That's nothing like the pubs I go to.

I've yet to see one pub unlike that when a "big" match is on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11:17:01 PM
Watching games at stinky pubs with overly drunk fat people spilling their beer all over you and blocking the tv sets.

"Atmosphere" my arse.

You're going to the wrong pubs.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: brummie on Thursday 19 November 2009, 12:17:01 AM
"the football club"

Manager **: "Well, we know we have to improve things at the football club, and we will be doing our best to bring players in in January, but we will only sign players who we think will benefit the football club etc etc"

** see Brown, Phil. Lee, Samuel. Pearce, Stuart.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Thursday 19 November 2009, 12:18:26 AM
"the football club"

Manager **: "Well, we know we have to improve things at the football club, and we will be doing our best to bring players in in January, but we will only sign players who we think will benefit the football club etc etc"

** see Brown, Phil. Lee, Samuel. Pearce, Stuart.



Sammy Lee is the worst at that, think he said it 13 times in one post match interview when Bolton manager. t***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: brummie on Thursday 19 November 2009, 12:21:46 AM
Here's another.

Travelling to another city to watch your team, getting there nice and early for a few drinks, then spending it is some vile, quarantined s*** hole of an "away pub" (the Fernhurst at Blackburn, the Eight Bells at Fulham, the Cape and Gown for you lot at our place) where you are rammed in with p*ssed up morons, paying inflated prices for s**** beer to a backing track of Sky Sports News and general idiocy.

"Oh Fulham was fuckin ace, we went down the Eight Bells, it was f***ing rammed with Villa!"

Why? Why on earth do that? I can think of - off the top of my head - 20 really nice places to drink in the environs of Craven Cottage.

Coming to Villa Park for a game? Fancy a drink? Go down Digbeth, or into the Jewellery Quarter, or some of the boozers off Colmore Row where you'll actually get real, proper, nice beer and food. Don't go to the Cap and Gown to wait in a primeval scrum at the bar to get served by some arsey gibbon who has charged you 2 quid to get in the pub in the first place, whilst the Police wait outside in their vans, filming the comings and goings.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 19 November 2009, 12:31:19 AM
Cap and Gown was a brilliant laugh in May.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: brummie on Thursday 19 November 2009, 12:34:37 AM
Cap and Gown was a brilliant laugh in May.

Was it a bit like the scorching hot summer of 1914?




I'm so sorry, I couldn't resist it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 19 November 2009, 08:52:01 AM
Haha, 'abroad', aye I forgot that England is the coldest place in the known universe.
Actually, the Lahnden press and inhabitants of Lahnden seem to believe the north-east is so cold, there are icebergs floating down the Tyne and Geordies live in igloos. :uglystupid2:

:lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 19 November 2009, 01:31:35 PM
When a multi-million pound foreigner comes to England and the press/fans, etc. say things like, "But can he do that on a cold January midweek fixture at Blackburn" or whatever, even though it gets just as cold in parts of France, Italy & Spain in winter if not even worse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: beardieman on Thursday 19 November 2009, 03:19:47 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about
Andy Gray
MOTD
Gary Liniker
Alan Hanson
Mark Lawreson
Michell Platini
Ronaldo (rent boy)
Alex Ferguson
Harry Rednap
Sunderland
blah blah blah
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: schmuck on Thursday 19 November 2009, 04:33:53 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 19 November 2009, 05:25:14 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 19 November 2009, 05:37:11 PM
Watching games at stinky pubs with overly drunk fat people spilling their beer all over you and blocking the tv sets.

"Atmosphere" my arse.

That's my front room by the sound of it!!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Thursday 19 November 2009, 06:03:17 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?

Yes, that's true, but then come the hands and feet, and since the hands don't do anything during a football match (unless you're Thierry Henry), then one is often required to wear gloves, sometimes with short sleeves, but it makes no difference with the length of sleeve.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 19 November 2009, 07:30:04 PM
Adrian Chiles
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Canuck on Thursday 19 November 2009, 07:34:40 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?

Yes, that's true, but then come the hands and feet, and since the hands don't do anything during a football match (unless you're Thierry Henry), then one is often required to wear gloves, sometimes with short sleeves, but it makes no difference with the length of sleeve.
The heat loss through the head thing is a myth.

As a Canadian all things related to keeping warm are pretty high on the list of general interest topics.

The only issue with the gloves is that your fingers will get cold quicker and it is painful. The strange thing is that with activity comes greater blood flow and the conversion of calories to energy has the side effect of creating warmth (hence the sweating). Warmth that is transferred through the body by the greater  blood flow of cardio stimulation = warm hands.

So if you wear gloves while playing sports you are a pussy.

So sayeth the igloo dweller from the centre of Canada...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 19 November 2009, 08:56:04 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?

Yes, that's true, but then come the hands and feet, and since the hands don't do anything during a football match (unless you're Thierry Henry), then one is often required to wear gloves, sometimes with short sleeves, but it makes no difference with the length of sleeve.
The heat loss through the head thing is a myth...


Yeah, it's based on a misinterpretation of an old military study (US I think).

You're not a man until you've been hit in the thigh or balls by a football in sub-zero temperature.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Thursday 19 November 2009, 09:06:10 PM
The ears are what lose the most heat.  That's why desert foxes, rabbits etc. all have massive ears, to keep cool.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 19 November 2009, 09:08:11 PM
people who claim to know everything about football just because they know all the stats, who plays for who, how much they signed for etc etc etc but have never played a competetive game of football in their life and know absolutely f*** all when it comes to the tactical side of the game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 19 November 2009, 09:09:52 PM
The ears are what lose the most heat.  That's why desert foxes, rabbits etc. all have massive ears, to keep cool.

Aye, thats why Luke Chadwick had to wear cycling shorts and a t-shirt underneath his shirt
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Thursday 19 November 2009, 09:12:45 PM
people who claim to know everything about football just because they know all the stats, who plays for who, how much they signed for etc etc etc but have never played a competetive game of football in their life and know absolutely f*** all when it comes to the tactical side of the game.

Far quicker to just type "Ronaldo" O0
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Elric on Thursday 19 November 2009, 09:33:37 PM
The 'imaginary card'; players surrounding the ref after a decision goes against them (see United, Manchester); players going down like they've been shot, having a sneaky glance to see if the ref is gonna produce a card, then making a miraculous 'recovery' when they realise punishment for the opposition player will not ensue; over-excitable commentators "AND HERE COMES ROONEY!!!1one" when he's collected a pass just over the halfway line, not bearing down on the opposition goal with an empty net in sight... probably a lot more stuff, nothing else comes to mind.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 20 November 2009, 03:10:52 PM
Michelle f***ing Platini.  I don't care how good he was as a player, he's a c***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 November 2009, 03:27:36 PM
Got to say the call to introduce technology. It's a game, people make mistakes, accept it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Friday 20 November 2009, 03:29:45 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?

Yes, that's true, but then come the hands and feet, and since the hands don't do anything during a football match (unless you're Thierry Henry), then one is often required to wear gloves, sometimes with short sleeves, but it makes no difference with the length of sleeve.
The heat loss through the head thing is a myth...


Yeah, it's based on a misinterpretation of an old military study (US I think).

You're not a man until you've been hit in the thigh or balls by a football in sub-zero temperature.

In some cases you're not a man after that's happened either.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ocho on Friday 20 November 2009, 03:31:40 PM
You're not a man until you've been hit in the thigh or balls by a football in sub-zero temperature.

It has to be one of the old Mouldmasters, where it leaves dimple marks and a Mitre logo on your bright red thigh.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Friday 20 November 2009, 03:34:52 PM
My absolute No.1 pet hate is players falling over like they've been shot when someone so much as looks at them ala Didier Drogba
As a man the last thing I want to do is show myself to be some kind of lightweight pussy but these fellas can't hit the ground quick enough. Gay, Gay, Gay!

Man up for f***'s sake!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Friday 20 November 2009, 03:35:50 PM
You're not a man until you've been hit in the thigh or balls by a football in sub-zero temperature.

It has to be one of the old Mouldmasters, where it leaves dimple marks and a Mitre logo on your bright red thigh.

Ah, the old weatherproof balls. f***ing killer!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 20 November 2009, 04:50:42 PM
Blantantly fixed draws for tournaments. Caf just gifted Angola a p*ss easy group as hosts of the ACN 2010. Champions League is probaly even worse. Hopefully they can keep their dirty hands off the World Cup. Don't be surprised when SA draws out New Zealand and Honduras though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:00:34 PM
Blantantly fixed draws for tournaments. Caf just gifted Angola a p*ss easy group as hosts of the ACN 2010. Champions League is probaly even worse. Hopefully they can keep their dirty hands off the World Cup. Don't be surprised when SA draws out New Zealand and Honduras though.

If you're talking about the European CL, I'm actually all for the "lesser" teams having an easier go at qualifying themselves. Means more money for the smaller leagues, which can only be good for european football as a whole long term. Even if the "big" teams just mash the smaller ones 5-0 or 6-0 short term.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:28:13 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:32:13 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:33:27 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:38:50 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

That's the point though. I know a few Bolton supporters and they hate the way they play. They reckon it may be the only way to survive in the Prem (flowing football on a budget makes you West Brom), but that doesn't necessarily make it something to look forward watching week in, week out.

One of the good things of La Liga is that lowly sides also play nice football, our less physical approach makes that possible. I admit the likes of Tenerife, Valladolid, Málaga... might be murdered in the EPL, though
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:42:44 PM
If you don't like the way a team is playing, nobodys holding a gun to your head to go and watch them play. It's a necessity for some teams to stay in the top flight, fair play to them if they can get it to work.

If you buy a season ticket at the Reebok or the Britannia and expect flowing football from the home side, then it's time for the men in white coats to come out. :lol: Thats just the way it is. [/2pac]
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:46:57 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:49:43 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:50:21 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:51:02 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.

Correct.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:54:53 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.

Correct.

Wrong.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:58:24 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.

Correct.

Wrong.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Friday 20 November 2009, 05:59:52 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.

Correct.

Wrong.

Awesome.


Banana
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:03:29 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.

Correct.

Wrong.

Awesome.


Banana

Orange.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:11:32 PM
That's clearly sexual abuse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:14:03 PM
That's clearly sexual abuse.


that thread got locked, thankfully, lets not have that s*** in the football forum,.. look up^ this thread, its clearly sensible well argued football debate.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:16:11 PM
Jesting.

Edit:  :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:17:11 PM
Here's another.

Travelling to another city to watch your team, getting there nice and early for a few drinks, then spending it is some vile, quarantined s*** hole of an "away pub" (the Fernhurst at Blackburn, the Eight Bells at Fulham, the Cape and Gown for you lot at our place) where you are rammed in with p*ssed up morons, paying inflated prices for s**** beer to a backing track of Sky Sports News and general idiocy.

"Oh Fulham was fuckin ace, we went down the Eight Bells, it was f***ing rammed with Villa!"

Why? Why on earth do that? I can think of - off the top of my head - 20 really nice places to drink in the environs of Craven Cottage.

Coming to Villa Park for a game? Fancy a drink? Go down Digbeth, or into the Jewellery Quarter, or some of the boozers off Colmore Row where you'll actually get real, proper, nice beer and food. Don't go to the Cap and Gown to wait in a primeval scrum at the bar to get served by some arsey gibbon who has charged you 2 quid to get in the pub in the first place, whilst the Police wait outside in their vans, filming the comings and goings.

Completely agree with you about the Cap and Gown,  a s*** hole of the highest order, no decent beer and they have the nerve to charge £2 to get in. The grass outside was covered in s*** as well! Quality place!

I seem to remember the Eight Bells in Fulham being ok though when we played them last October - decent pub with real ales and friendly bar staff. There are better pubs near Craven Cottage though, mainly on the other side of the river.   
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:18:18 PM
Jesting.

Edit:  :lol:

ditto.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:20:02 PM
Realised with the edit.

Re: this thread, Michael Brown.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:23:42 PM
This is a strange one. When people criticise the style of teams like Stoke and Bolton and say it's not football. It is, it's just another way of playing it to the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona. It might not be pretty to watch but it's an added dimension to football, fair play to them if they can get it to work to a moderate degree as it still takes hard work on the training ground to get it to click.

Wrong,

You go and pay good money to watch that week in week out.



Wrong. I don't.

Wrong.

 I meant, you go and watch that s*** and I'll stick to trying to watch teams attempt to play football.



Wrong.

I have no intentions of going to watch it, I am saying it's an effective tactic for these teams rather than just something which can't be classed as football.


Wrong.





I just wanted to join in.

Correct.

Wrong.

Awesome.


Banana

Orange.



Phil Brown^^
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:26:44 PM
1 The creation of the Premier League
2 The Sky TV bullshit about the Premier League, brainwashing people into thinking they have   a superior product, when in fact its the same old s*** only more expensive and less competitive
3 Sky TV when they talk about football as if it didnt exist before 1992, with comments like Burnley have never played in the Premier League before, even though they have spent most of their history in the top division.
4 TV channels who feel that they can't show goal clips or even interviews before a game without playing shitty music in the background - pathetic
5 Pre match atmospheres and banter drowned out by shitty music being blasted out on the PA systems 

Last but not least the fact that some people, even some Newcastle fans, think its acceptable to play weakened teams in the FA Cup - should never happen under any circumstances in my opinion and another reason why I hate the creation of the  Premier League
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:38:51 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?

Yes, that's true, but then come the hands and feet, and since the hands don't do anything during a football match (unless you're Thierry Henry), then one is often required to wear gloves, sometimes with short sleeves, but it makes no difference with the length of sleeve.
The heat loss through the head thing is a myth.

As a Canadian all things related to keeping warm are pretty high on the list of general interest topics.

The only issue with the gloves is that your fingers will get cold quicker and it is painful. The strange thing is that with activity comes greater blood flow and the conversion of calories to energy has the side effect of creating warmth (hence the sweating). Warmth that is transferred through the body by the greater  blood flow of cardio stimulation = warm hands.

So if you wear gloves while playing sports you are a pussy.

So sayeth the igloo dweller from the centre of Canada...


Well you learn something new everyday, I always assumed the heat loss from the head was true.

However, your hands clearly take a lot longer than anything else to get warm (if they ever get the same level as the rest of your body, therefore wearing gloves is perfectly fine, whether with short sleeves or not...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:43:58 PM
Players wearing short sleeves and gloves, WTF is that all about

You lose most heat through your extremities, ie hands, feet and head, therefore it doesn't really make much difference what length sleeve you wear since you don't lose much body heat through your forearms

I always thought you lost most heat through your head (etc), because everywhere else was normally covered. Am I an idiot?

Yes, that's true, but then come the hands and feet, and since the hands don't do anything during a football match (unless you're Thierry Henry), then one is often required to wear gloves, sometimes with short sleeves, but it makes no difference with the length of sleeve.
The heat loss through the head thing is a myth.

As a Canadian all things related to keeping warm are pretty high on the list of general interest topics.

The only issue with the gloves is that your fingers will get cold quicker and it is painful. The strange thing is that with activity comes greater blood flow and the conversion of calories to energy has the side effect of creating warmth (hence the sweating). Warmth that is transferred through the body by the greater  blood flow of cardio stimulation = warm hands.

So if you wear gloves while playing sports you are a pussy.

So sayeth the igloo dweller from the centre of Canada...


Well you learn something new everyday, I always assumed the heat loss from the head was true.

However, your hands clearly take a lot longer than anything else to get warm (if they ever get the same level as the rest of your body, therefore wearing gloves is perfectly fine, whether with short sleeves or not...

Quote
You lose the same amount over any given exposed area of your body. Your head may lose up to ten percent more due to a higher concentration of blood vessels close to the surface and a lower concentration of body fat. These conditions have been found to vary under the conditions of exercise but once perspiration occurs

The common misconception is that one loses around thirty percent of body heat through ones head. The reasons behind this are two-fold.

Firstly, people seldom wear hats or head-coverings until cold conditions becomes fairly acute. However, we seldom run around without clothes in all but both the hottest weather and liberal surroundings. At most points a person will have the majority of their surface area covered with clothes. If it were bitterly cold you would be unlikely to roll up one sleeve, but this would lose a similar amount of heat.

Secondly, your head contains your brain. Your body protects your brain in the same way as any major organ. It withdraws blood from non-essential extremities to concentrate on the core of the body and, of course, your brain.

You feel the cold in these areas last but more often than not the body will have to work harder to protect the head due to clothing on the torso and limbs as well as socks, shoes and underwear.

It is possible that you lose about thirty percent when moderately clothed through your uncovered head, but then it is also possible that your head loses less than any other area when naked due to the insulative properties of your hair.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:45:28 PM
Goalies wearing trackie bottoms.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: trotheed on Friday 20 November 2009, 06:53:35 PM
Goalies wearing trackie bottoms.

Especially the Palace keeper from a few years back, with the grey ones.  Awful.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Friday 20 November 2009, 09:37:21 PM
pink, green, yellow, red,blue, white etc football boots.

They are supposed to be black!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Friday 20 November 2009, 10:18:00 PM
Non white footballs. Especially darker coloured ones, yellow is tolerable I guess.

Also dark coloured goal nets of course.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 20 November 2009, 11:26:52 PM
Arrogant English pundits and commentators. It's not the players, its the pundits.
'Chelsea, Job done in Barcelona' being the one that really boiled my blood.

The mistaken belief that football is somehow different to every other sport and that the introduction of technology is an eternal damnation to this sport. Shut up man, it'll make no difference to the fluidity if it's done right. Stop living in the dark ages and pretending it works when it clearly doesnt.

'and all the goals from Saturday' on MOTD2, and they show one of the goals! Dicks! I want it to be a surprise in the actual match.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:05:54 AM
When a young black player is coming through the ranks and he gets compared to a good black player of past generations purely because of his skin colour.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:13:14 AM
Non white footballs. Especially darker coloured ones, yellow is tolerable I guess.

Also dark coloured goal nets of course.

Played with a black one the other night in a game of  a side, half 9 at night with dubious floodlights.. could hardly see it. Useless.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:32:25 AM
Non white footballers. Especially darker coloured ones, yellow is tolerable I guess.
fyp

joking hope this doesn't offend anyone  :undecided:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:54:56 AM
Got to say the call to introduce technology. It's a game, people make mistakes, accept it.

Good lad
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:57:17 AM
Non white footballers. Especially darker coloured ones, yellow is tolerable I guess.
fyp

joking hope this doesn't offend anyone  :undecided:

That's what I thought it said at first. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cronky on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:00:45 AM
Got to say the call to introduce technology. It's a game, people make mistakes, accept it.

Good lad

Yep. This one needs to be put to bed.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:00:52 AM
Aye why i wrote it, didn't want to offend anyone like..
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:06:52 AM
Got to say the call to introduce technology. It's a game, people make mistakes, accept it.

Good lad

Yep. This one needs to be put to bed.

Especially with the standard of refs in this country...games could take 3 hours to complete.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:49:48 AM
When a young black player is coming through the ranks and he gets compared to a good black player of past generations purely because of his skin colour.

Non white footballs. Especially darker coloured ones, yellow is tolerable I guess.

Also dark coloured goal nets of course.

Played with a black one the other night in a game of  a side, half 9 at night with dubious floodlights.. could hardly see it. Useless.


If you read the first post, then the second one with out looking at what Greg quoted you may be thoroughly offended.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Andy on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:54:08 AM
When a young black player is coming through the ranks and he gets compared to a good black player of past generations purely because of his skin colour.

Non white footballs. Especially darker coloured ones, yellow is tolerable I guess.

Also dark coloured goal nets of course.

Played with a black one the other night in a game of  a side, half 9 at night with dubious floodlights.. could hardly see it. Useless.


If you read the first post, then the second one with out looking at what Greg quoted you may be thoroughly offended.

I know the above post isn't racist, but can we ban Nixon for racism while the opportunity is there? :aww:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Saturday 21 November 2009, 02:24:59 AM
Arrogant English pundits and commentators. It's not the players, its the pundits.
'Chelsea, Job done in Barcelona' being the one that really boiled my blood.

This is another one of mine, the way people think that a 0-0 result away from home in the first leg in Europe is a good result, it's not, it's a terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible result! May as well lose 6-5.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: rosstoon on Saturday 21 November 2009, 09:33:19 AM
Ron Atkinson and david pleat commentary
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 21 November 2009, 10:09:32 AM
Does anyone not think that goal-line technology, video refs and such would totally kill the game? It may not be perfect, parts of the game may be hazy and slightly flawed: but it's f***ing brilliant, isn't it? All this technology would totally kill off any forms of debate, discussion, etc after a game, which is entirely part of supporting your team imo. Sitting in the pub, moaning into your pint about "how on earth didn't he give offside" or "the ball crossed the line, can't believe we only drew" is just as much part of the game as actually watching it is imo.

It may be s*** when a decision doesn't go your way, and the players/manager/fans are all complaining and asking for video technology; but when the shoe is on the other foot and they win via a dodgy penalty, or a blatantly offside goal, etc - they don't f***ing well ask for it then, do they?

These flaws are part and parcel of our beautiful game, so I think people need to stop asking for frigging cameras and stuff whenever theres a dodgy call. Referees make mistakes, and it is incredibly frustrating when it goes against a team you support. But, lets not kill off the arguing, laughing, debating and voting afterwards. It's really great.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 21 November 2009, 11:56:43 AM
Does anyone not think that goal-line technology, video refs and such would totally kill the game? It may not be perfect, parts of the game may be hazy and slightly flawed: but it's f***ing brilliant, isn't it? All this technology would totally kill off any forms of debate, discussion, etc after a game, which is entirely part of supporting your team imo. Sitting in the pub, moaning into your pint about "how on earth didn't he give offside" or "the ball crossed the line, can't believe we only drew" is just as much part of the game as actually watching it is imo.

It may be s*** when a decision doesn't go your way, and the players/manager/fans are all complaining and asking for video technology; but when the shoe is on the other foot and they win via a dodgy penalty, or a blatantly offside goal, etc - they don't f***ing well ask for it then, do they?

These flaws are part and parcel of our beautiful game, so I think people need to stop asking for frigging cameras and stuff whenever theres a dodgy call. Referees make mistakes, and it is incredibly frustrating when it goes against a team you support. But, lets not kill off the arguing, laughing, debating and voting afterwards. It's really great.

Personally I hate it, and it frustrates me. If we ever get a dodgy decision I dont ignore it, I usually just think 'ah well, that covers up for the s*** decision we got last week.' But that only covers decisions that result in a goal. It doesnt cover red cards etc because players are still banned for a game or two. People seem to be forgetting decisions tending to favour the top 4 too.

Bring in one official watching a TV and give them as much power as a linesman and we make the game better without slowing it down or turning it into a sterile, non-ambiguity tech fest.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:06:53 PM
Does anyone not think that goal-line technology, video refs and such would totally kill the game? It may not be perfect, parts of the game may be hazy and slightly flawed: but it's f***ing brilliant, isn't it? All this technology would totally kill off any forms of debate, discussion, etc after a game, which is entirely part of supporting your team imo. Sitting in the pub, moaning into your pint about "how on earth didn't he give offside" or "the ball crossed the line, can't believe we only drew" is just as much part of the game as actually watching it is imo.

It may be s*** when a decision doesn't go your way, and the players/manager/fans are all complaining and asking for video technology; but when the shoe is on the other foot and they win via a dodgy penalty, or a blatantly offside goal, etc - they don't f***ing well ask for it then, do they?

These flaws are part and parcel of our beautiful game, so I think people need to stop asking for frigging cameras and stuff whenever theres a dodgy call. Referees make mistakes, and it is incredibly frustrating when it goes against a team you support. But, lets not kill off the arguing, laughing, debating and voting afterwards. It's really great.

Personally I hate it, and it frustrates me. If we ever get a dodgy decision I dont ignore it, I usually just think 'ah well, that covers up for the s*** decision we got last week.' But that only covers decisions that result in a goal. It doesnt cover red cards etc because players are still banned for a game or two. People seem to be forgetting decisions tending to favour the top 4 too.

Bring in one official watching a TV and give them as much power as a linesman and we make the game better without slowing it down or turning it into a sterile, non-ambiguity tech fest.

I see your point, I really do. I read your posts regarding the matter, and your one of annoyance in General Chat about how people don't seem to grasp your concept - please don't regard me as one of those mongs. :lol:

If we do bring in this one official watching a TV, whenever a decision is still caused incorrectly, there will be calls for more, more, more and more technology, officials, all the sort of stuff, until the game has turned into a sterile bore-fest. We shouldn't even start off this whole thing imo, the game may well be a bit flawed but it's been this way for years and years, and we don't need to change.

For one thing; they've tried the "box official" in the Europa League this season and they have been proven to be pretty useless.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 21 November 2009, 12:16:44 PM
Does anyone not think that goal-line technology, video refs and such would totally kill the game? It may not be perfect, parts of the game may be hazy and slightly flawed: but it's f***ing brilliant, isn't it? All this technology would totally kill off any forms of debate, discussion, etc after a game, which is entirely part of supporting your team imo. Sitting in the pub, moaning into your pint about "how on earth didn't he give offside" or "the ball crossed the line, can't believe we only drew" is just as much part of the game as actually watching it is imo.

It may be s*** when a decision doesn't go your way, and the players/manager/fans are all complaining and asking for video technology; but when the shoe is on the other foot and they win via a dodgy penalty, or a blatantly offside goal, etc - they don't f***ing well ask for it then, do they?

These flaws are part and parcel of our beautiful game, so I think people need to stop asking for frigging cameras and stuff whenever theres a dodgy call. Referees make mistakes, and it is incredibly frustrating when it goes against a team you support. But, lets not kill off the arguing, laughing, debating and voting afterwards. It's really great.

Personally I hate it, and it frustrates me. If we ever get a dodgy decision I dont ignore it, I usually just think 'ah well, that covers up for the s*** decision we got last week.' But that only covers decisions that result in a goal. It doesnt cover red cards etc because players are still banned for a game or two. People seem to be forgetting decisions tending to favour the top 4 too.

Bring in one official watching a TV and give them as much power as a linesman and we make the game better without slowing it down or turning it into a sterile, non-ambiguity tech fest.

I see your point, I really do. I read your posts regarding the matter, and your one of annoyance in General Chat about how people don't seem to grasp your concept - please don't regard me as one of those mongs. :lol:

If we do bring in this one official watching a TV, whenever a decision is still caused incorrectly, there will be calls for more, more, more and more technology, officials, all the sort of stuff, until the game has turned into a sterile bore-fest. We shouldn't even start off this whole thing imo, the game may well be a bit flawed but it's been this way for years and years, and we don't need to change.

For one thing; they've tried the "box official" in the Europa League this season and they have been proven to be pretty useless.

Is that the 2 officials behind the goal? I agree, totally pointless, and a waste of officials.

Again, I see your point. There is a danger of it escalating, but the reason I think this can work is that the referee is still in charge, the video ref makes the final decision. It is merely another view. My point is that if we have linesmen, then that is an admission that the referee cannot possibly see the match from every angle, why can that not translate to having one more person watching from an angle that they cannot see? It's still a human decision, yes they're using the aid of technology but its essentially another pair of eyes.

I think Arsene Wenger summed it up pretty well, when he pointed out the contradiction.

"Football accepts that a billion people see it, one guy doesn't see it, and yet it is the one who prevails. It cannot work,"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:20:08 PM
Mentioned it in the Other Games thread, but when a commentator says something like, "the under-rated Stephen Ireland", or "Stephen Ireland, one of the unsung heroes", even though they say the same in commentary, in the papers, in the press all the fecking time meaning he's nothing but "unsung" or "under-rated".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:28:23 PM
Mentioned it in the Other Games thread, but when a commentator says something like, "the under-rated Stephen Ireland", or "Stephen Ireland, one of the unsung heroes", even though they say the same in commentary, in the papers, in the press all the fecking time meaning he's nothing but "unsung" or "under-rated".

I am not sure what inspired you to type that :pow: but you summed it up well :thup:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:46:59 PM
The way that the fixture list changes to the following week at a ridiculous time on the Premier League Fantasy Football website.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Saturday 21 November 2009, 01:56:27 PM
Mentioned it in the Other Games thread, but when a commentator says something like, "the under-rated Stephen Ireland", or "Stephen Ireland, one of the unsung heroes", even though they say the same in commentary, in the papers, in the press all the fecking time meaning he's nothing but "unsung" or "under-rated".
see also Makelele, C.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 21 November 2009, 02:37:31 PM
The way that the fixture list changes to the following week at a ridiculous time on the Premier League Fantasy Football website.

Forgetting to change your fantasy football team.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Saturday 21 November 2009, 02:51:13 PM
What a load of bollocks regarding goal line technology, please explain how it would affect discussion and debate? People still talk about players, selections, appointments, previous matches, match predictions, goals, and even the influence of technology.

There is nothing wrong with trying to improve the game, it could be at least tried. Would you really sacrafice your team losing points to have a discussion about a decision in the pub? No.

It works in other sports very effectively and before we get the, it would create too many stoppages in play bollocks, it would make little difference when you consider when a decision is made are contested for a good couple of minutes.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 21 November 2009, 02:57:46 PM
The way that the fixture list changes to the following week at a ridiculous time on the Premier League Fantasy Football website.

Forgetting to change your fantasy football team.

Accidentally making Milner your captain. Lets just hope its a stroke of subconscious genius.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 21 November 2009, 05:08:10 PM
Here's another.

Travelling to another city to watch your team, getting there nice and early for a few drinks, then spending it is some vile, quarantined s*** hole of an "away pub" (the Fernhurst at Blackburn, the Eight Bells at Fulham, the Cape and Gown for you lot at our place) where you are rammed in with p*ssed up morons, paying inflated prices for s**** beer to a backing track of Sky Sports News and general idiocy.

"Oh Fulham was fuckin ace, we went down the Eight Bells, it was f***ing rammed with Villa!"

Why? Why on earth do that? I can think of - off the top of my head - 20 really nice places to drink in the environs of Craven Cottage.

Coming to Villa Park for a game? Fancy a drink? Go down Digbeth, or into the Jewellery Quarter, or some of the boozers off Colmore Row where you'll actually get real, proper, nice beer and food. Don't go to the Cap and Gown to wait in a primeval scrum at the bar to get served by some arsey gibbon who has charged you 2 quid to get in the pub in the first place, whilst the Police wait outside in their vans, filming the comings and goings.

I think the Eight Bells is dead canny. Rammed but the service is spot on!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 21 November 2009, 07:26:07 PM
Tackles by Paul Scholes.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Saturday 21 November 2009, 09:59:12 PM
Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooool!!!!

It was never good. Was funny for a while, now it's annoying and tedious. Hate it, sound goes straight off if I'm watching highlights and the guy starts doing it.

Worse when it's a relatively rubbish or insignificant goal.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: huss9 on Saturday 21 November 2009, 10:03:32 PM
Defenders 'seeing the ball out'. Yeah, if you are by the goal line then fine, but don't start dancing around the ball 20 yards back stopping your opponent having a fair crack at the ball. It's obstruction and should be punished every time. You couldn't do it any other time but if your 'seeing it out' it's fine. On that note I also hate when referees don't give decisions in/around the box when it would blatantly be a free-kick if it was on the half way line. If it's a foul, it's a foul no matter where it takes place.

this.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Saturday 21 November 2009, 10:10:42 PM
Defenders 'seeing the ball out'. Yeah, if you are by the goal line then fine, but don't start dancing around the ball 20 yards back stopping your opponent having a fair crack at the ball. It's obstruction and should be punished every time. You couldn't do it any other time but if your 'seeing it out' it's fine. On that note I also hate when referees don't give decisions in/around the box when it would blatantly be a free-kick if it was on the half way line. If it's a foul, it's a foul no matter where it takes place.

this.
in a similar vein when refs wont give a card as it is in the first few minutes........doesn't matter refs as in the above.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: themanupstairs on Saturday 21 November 2009, 11:17:57 PM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 21 November 2009, 11:47:24 PM
Playing on a Monday night. I know it's on the telly which is good for when we can't make it but it just makes the weekend seem pointless.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 21 November 2009, 11:49:22 PM
Lizzie Andy-Fairweather-Low or whatever she's called.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Robster on Sunday 22 November 2009, 12:03:56 AM
The pronunciation of Rosicky (Thomas).
I may be wrong but I refuse to ever accept that its pronounced Ro-zid-ski  :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 22 November 2009, 01:14:43 AM
Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!

It was never good. Was funny for a while, now it's annoying and tedious. Hate it, sound goes straight off if I'm watching highlights and the guy starts doing it.

Worse when it's a relatively rubbish or insignificant goal.

Goodun, absolutely despise that. What's the f***ing point?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Sunday 22 November 2009, 01:27:56 AM
Teams conceding from corners with no players on the posts.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 22 November 2009, 01:37:18 AM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Sunday 22 November 2009, 01:45:47 AM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

How is Melo doing ?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 22 November 2009, 01:49:16 AM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

How is Melo doing ?
Felipe Melo?

Meh, I watched him first game against Roma and he was fantastic, he made a driving run in the 93rd minute that probably set him up for high expectations, I think his nomination for worst signing is truly horrendous. He's been ok 6 or 7 out of 10, but I think over time and once Camorenesi and Giovinco are replaced with better options you will see the best out of him.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: themanupstairs on Sunday 22 November 2009, 09:33:21 AM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

 overrated

 boring as f***

 empty grounds

 cheating is rife from the owners all the way down to the players
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 22 November 2009, 10:05:01 AM
I actually hate it when people whinge at players trying to get another one booked.

Obviously the ones that dive and wave the imaginary card are dispicable, but there's some instances where you see a shocking tackle which should clearly be a yellow-card and the referee looks like he has no intention of booking the player, in which case I think the player on the deck has every right to wonder why, and ask the ref why the hell he's not booking the offending player.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 22 November 2009, 11:16:41 PM
When strikers who dont often score get a goal and act like 'it aint no thing'

Aye it is, your record's s****.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 22 November 2009, 11:26:50 PM
It's been said by a journalist before (Paul Hayward I think) but the stupid abbreviations that tabloids put in their headlines.  Things like Weng (Wenger) and Mour (Mourinho), abbreviations that aren't nicknames or anything but just a way to fit the headlines in.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 22 November 2009, 11:46:34 PM
It's been said by a journalist before (Paul Hayward I think) but the stupid abbreviations that tabloids put in their headlines.  Things like Weng (Wenger) and Mour (Mourinho), abbreviations that aren't nicknames or anything but just a way to fit the headlines in.

I remember on Baddiel & Skinner's Euro2004 show, they took the p*ss out of a"King Roon" headline, for the same reason.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Monday 23 November 2009, 02:55:36 AM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

 overrated

 boring as f***

 empty grounds

 cheating is rife from the owners all the way down to the players
Can I ask how many Serie A games you've watched in the last 6 months to a year?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Monday 23 November 2009, 10:29:13 AM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

 overrated

 boring as f***

 empty grounds

 cheating is rife from the owners all the way down to the players
Can I ask how many Serie A games you've watched in the last 6 months to a year?
i watched a good few particularly towards the end of last season and i'm siding with the bloke upstairs.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:15:15 PM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

 overrated

 boring as f***

 empty grounds

 cheating is rife from the owners all the way down to the players

 :sadnod:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:15:34 PM
Paul Merson.

S.O.B
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GAMMELL on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:18:53 PM
Phil Thopmson
Matt Le tiss
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:24:19 PM
I remember we were playing Everton a while back and as soon as the teams came out, the woman behind started shouting, "f*** off! Go on! f*** off, f***ing Carsley, ya f***ing prick!" I turned around expecting some kind of chav-monster and it was a normal-looking lass in her 30s. She says, "Sorry, love, but I bloody hate him... I don't even know why."
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:45:26 PM
I remember we were playing Everton a while back and as soon as the teams came out, the woman behind started shouting, "f*** off! Go on! f*** off, f***ing Carsley, ya f***ing prick!" I turned around expecting some kind of chav-monster and it was a normal-looking lass in her 30s. She says, "Sorry, love, but I bloody hate him... I don't even know why."

 :lol: Class. I hate Everton like, they must only have two or three likebale palyers.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:47:11 PM
I can't see any reason why Tim Cahill wouldn't be in everyone's top 5 'favourite players' lists.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 23 November 2009, 03:50:37 PM
I can't see any reason why Tim Cahill wouldn't be in everyone's top 5 'favourite players' lists.  :laugh:

Tbh, you had quite a punchable team at the time: Carsely, Graveson, Kilbane, Cahill... I'm sure I'm missing some.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Monday 23 November 2009, 04:14:39 PM
I can't see any reason why Tim Cahill wouldn't be in everyone's top 5 'favourite players' lists.  :laugh:
From what I've seen of you this year, he's not been as good as the last couple of years, but he is one of my favourite players actually.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Monday 23 November 2009, 04:27:14 PM
Middlesbrough FC, deserve everything they get, c***s.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Monday 23 November 2009, 04:49:09 PM
I can't see any reason why Tim Cahill wouldn't be in everyone's top 5 'favourite players' lists.  :laugh:

Tbh, you had quite a punchable team at the time: Carsely, Graveson, Kilbane, Cahill... I'm sure I'm missing some.

Phil Neville, Hibbert and then ontop David Moyes. The Tim Cahill punch the corner flag over celebration is annoying as f*** aswell.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Monday 23 November 2009, 10:40:36 PM
Our players in the way they talk about "this league" & they build up every game as "tough game" or "good team".......f*** off man.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Jungle Barry on Monday 23 November 2009, 10:55:55 PM
Finger wagging. Or to be more precise, players wagging their fingers at linesmen when they've been flagged offside, which the cameras then go on to prove that the lino was correct.

Does my head in
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:02:31 PM
Players passing the ball behind a player who's running, meaning they have to stop running and wait for it
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:04:47 PM
Players passing the ball behind a player who's running, meaning they have to stop running and wait for it

Fans who expect perfect passes every time. :razz:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: khay on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:05:15 PM
How about a 1/3 of the time? Can we expect that?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:09:02 PM
I can't see any reason why Tim Cahill wouldn't be in everyone's top 5 'favourite players' lists.  :laugh:

Tbh, you had quite a punchable team at the time: Carsely, Graveson, Kilbane, Cahill... I'm sure I'm missing some.

Phil Neville, Hibbert and then ontop David Moyes. The Tim Cahill punch the corner flag over celebration is annoying as f*** aswell.

Hibbert's funny as f*** because he's so incompetent at times. And how can't you like buck-toothed Zinedine!?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:13:26 PM
Finger wagging. Or to be more precise, players wagging their fingers at linesmen when they've been flagged offside, which the cameras then go on to prove that the lino was correct.

Does my head in

To be honest all the cynical finger-wranging, complaining, imaginary card waving, hand raising, etc... just drives me nuts. We should just yellow card any player making tosser crap like that. You don't see that happening in most other sports, players complaining is something out of the ordinary, while footballers make arses of themselves every sodding play.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:22:20 PM
Leading a game by a goal and being terrified everytime the ball goes near our box
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:30:43 PM
Leading a game by a goal and being terrified everytime the ball goes near our box

I think that's awesome, to be honest.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Monday 23 November 2009, 11:37:02 PM
The Delap factor - playing for throw ins. Boring boring boring
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 12:14:41 AM
The Delap factor - playing for throw ins. Boring boring boring

I love it how he is first choice at Stoke even though he has no legs and it's like having 10 men on the pitch.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 12:18:26 AM
When fans of other clubs tell you how your club should be run, how they should play football, what they're doing wrong and how they can improve.

Its OK having an opinion, but I hate w*****s that go on the offensive against you as if you're the one to blame.  Even worse when they barely watch your team or know anything about whats going on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 12:18:40 AM
Leading a game by a goal and being terrified everytime the ball goes near our box

I think that's awesome, to be honest.

I suppose the relief/joy everytime the ball is cleared makes it worth it, but I've seen us concede late too often to like it
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 12:21:47 AM
Leading a game by a goal and being terrified everytime the ball goes near our box

I think that's awesome, to be honest.

I suppose the relief/joy everytime the ball is cleared makes it worth it, but I've seen us concede late too often to like it

I don't know, when I think of all the games more indented in my memory, most of them are hard-fought scrappy wins, rather than thomping somebody 6-1.
For example, from last season I remember the Chelsea away game much more than destroying Madrid at their place (not that it wasn't delightful!).
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 02:14:39 PM
Leading a game by a goal and being terrified everytime the ball goes near our box

I think that's awesome, to be honest.

I suppose the relief/joy everytime the ball is cleared makes it worth it, but I've seen us concede late too often to like it

I don't know, when I think of all the games more indented in my memory, most of them are hard-fought scrappy wins, rather than thomping somebody 6-1.
For example, from last season I remember the Chelsea away game much more than destroying Madrid at their place (not that it wasn't delightful!).

That's you chasing a goal though, which I love as well (like Forest this season when we were all over them second half). I'm sure a Chelsea fan would have hated those last few minutes worried you were gunna nick it
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: saintscoobz on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 06:03:33 PM
The very fact that the Premiership represents everything i hate about football, and yet i can't stand us not being there.

I know what you mean, thats why i want us to win the league then tell the premiership to f*** off
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 08:15:53 PM
Leagues / groups being decided by 'head to head' record if teams are level on points.  There's nothing wrong with goal difference, what's the point?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 08:20:52 PM
Leagues / groups being decided by 'head to head' record if teams are level on points.  There's nothing wrong with goal difference, what's the point?

Actually, I think it's fairer when it's only over the 3-6 games like group matches. That way it's more about which of either team was better than the other instead of which one managed to slip the most past the team finishing last.

Full 38 game schedules are different and more down to consistency.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 08:38:57 PM
Leagues / groups being decided by 'head to head' record if teams are level on points.  There's nothing wrong with goal difference, what's the point?

Ah I dunno I like it, it puts more emphasis on the big four games, and I think if it happened in the Premier League it would stop the matches from being snoozey.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 09:16:54 PM
When other teams gain 90 yards on freekicks, throw ins etc because the ref doesn't stop them. If a Sunday league ref can tell where a ball went out with two dodgy linesmen then a professional ref should! Last night one of their players must have walked 15 yards up from where it went out before taking the through.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 12:05:29 AM
"Your support is f***ing s***".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 12:18:25 AM
Leagues / groups being decided by 'head to head' record if teams are level on points.  There's nothing wrong with goal difference, what's the point?

Actually, I think it's fairer when it's only over the 3-6 games like group matches. That way it's more about which of either team was better than the other instead of which one managed to slip the most past the team finishing last.

Full 38 game schedules are different and more down to consistency.

La Liga uses head to head. It makes games between relegation candidates and title contenders much spicier.  It's pretty common to say that winning the head to head is worth an extra point.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 02:29:48 PM
I think the reason I hate head-to-head is mainly laziness on my part.  I like being able to look at the table and compare points and goal difference, can't be arsed to go looking for individual fixtures.  Silly really, but as I say I don't think there's a lot wrong with goal difference.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: huss9 on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 04:09:21 PM
"Your support is f***ing s***".


yes, yes, yes! hate it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 04:19:13 PM
Andy Gray - Alex Ferguson bumming c***!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 04:21:13 PM
The way Fergie still won't speak to the BBC. What a dick.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 04:28:16 PM
Liverpool being down by a goal or tied past the 80th minute. You just know they're going down, and you know the ref is going to give it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 04:53:45 PM
The way Fergie still won't speak to the BBC. What a dick.

Agree.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 05:00:25 PM
I think the reason I hate head-to-head is mainly laziness on my part.  I like being able to look at the table and compare points and goal difference, can't be arsed to go looking for individual fixtures.  Silly really, but as I say I don't think there's a lot wrong with goal difference.

To be honest I loved the old Serie A tie-breaker system. There was talk of implementing it in Spain after Barcelona won the 1994 league on head-to-head record (that was probably one of the most cracking league finishes ever, by the way), but was rubbished. Why did Italy abandon it? To be more like the other major leagues?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 05:20:48 PM
"Your support is f***ing s***".


yes, yes, yes! hate it.

Don't mind this one so much, as it sounds mint when everyone singing it at an away match

"Shall we sing a song for you" on the other hand  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: LesPaul on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 05:31:42 PM
Don Goodman. Hate listening to him
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 06:26:17 PM
The way Fergie still won't speak to the BBC. What a dick.

He's being forced to soon, due to a new law, him and Allardyce will have to give interviews to the Beeb after that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 06:57:26 PM
"Your support is f***ing s***".


yes, yes, yes! hate it.

Don't mind this one so much, as it sounds mint when everyone singing it at an away match

"Shall we sing a song for you" on the other hand  :knuppel2:

Most moronic chant ever. No need
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pav on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 07:10:06 PM
All seater stadiums.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: themanupstairs on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 08:00:22 PM

 serie A

 the whole league is just a f***ing farce
How?

 overrated

 boring as f***

 empty grounds

 cheating is rife from the owners all the way down to the players
Can I ask how many Serie A games you've watched in the last 6 months to a year?

 The whole sum of f*** all

 For said reasons mentioned above
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 10:26:33 PM
Stupidly high squad numbers. Why would you want to be number 70, for example? I like them low, baby
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 10:33:19 PM
Stupidly high squad numbers. Why would you want to be number 70, for example? I like them low, baby

You'll love Rubin Kazan then

http://www.futbolred.com/contenido/champions/noticias/primeraronda0910/IMAGEN/IMAGEN-6399610-2.jpg
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Doug on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 11:33:11 PM
"Your support is f***ing s***".


yes, yes, yes! hate it.

Don't mind this one so much, as it sounds mint when everyone singing it at an away match

"Shall we sing a song for you" on the other hand  :knuppel2:

Most moronic chant ever. No need
Makes me cringe. Needs to be consigned to the dustbin of history as most of the stupid hooligan type chants have been.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 11:41:25 PM
This c*** on ITV now. About as charismatic as a fart in a lift.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Thursday 26 November 2009, 12:28:02 AM
ITV.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:24:02 AM
"Your support is f***ing s***".


yes, yes, yes! hate it.

Don't mind this one so much, as it sounds mint when everyone singing it at an away match


No it doesn't, it gets sung nearly every week, home or away, even if we've hardly sung all game.  It's embarrassing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 26 November 2009, 08:17:27 AM
"Your support is f***ing s***".


yes, yes, yes! hate it.

Don't mind this one so much, as it sounds mint when everyone singing it at an away match

"Shall we sing a song for you" on the other hand  :knuppel2:

Most moronic chant ever. No need
Makes me cringe. Needs to be consigned to the dustbin of history as most of the stupid hooligan type chants have been.

I like what the Birmingham fans do. Think it was the 2003-4 season where they beat us up here, and they sang that when it was all quiet...but actually did start singing a song for us and starting chanting, "United, United" in a high-pitched girly voice. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 26 November 2009, 08:35:56 AM
Twisted views of NUFC and its fans by pundits who never actually speak to fans or visit the area but just use newspaper bullshit as the bench mark.  And other fans who pick this up and run with it.

Like one I heard in an office..."its newcastle fans fault that they got relegated"  I had to hold my myself back as I was on a customer site.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Thursday 26 November 2009, 12:35:21 PM
John Barnes' voice.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:05:11 PM
gambling websites / casino websites as shirt sponsors  :thdn:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:06:29 PM
ITV.
agreed, and also andy grey
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: getalife on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:13:57 PM
First thing I thought of was shielding the ball out, it really annoys me. If you say it's not against the rules Towelie, I'm not going to argue with you, but that doesn't mean it's right. If a defender stops following the ball 10 yards from the line and starts shuffling left and right (even while backing into his opponent), it's a blatant case of playing the man and not the ball, which should be penalised.

Also Andy Gray going into deep growling mode whenever they're replaying a goal that's just been scored, what's all that about......?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: schmuck on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:21:02 PM
Stupidly high squad numbers. Why would you want to be number 70, for example? I like them low, baby

Right on, I'm a bit ocd about it tbh, I'd love to own a club just so I can ensure that at least one professional club in the world's first choice XI would actually wear 1-11, in the right order as well. Gallas wearing 10 boils my p*ss, even little things like Coloccini wearing 2 despite never playing right back for us. Half the time I think the high numbers are players avoiding the reality that they're not in the first choice XI, like Bendtner so instead of taking number 16 for example he goes for an outlandish 52.

Coloured boots too, only the top 1% of Champions League players should even be allowed to consider it and even then I'd not be happy.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:39:12 PM
Coloccini wears no. 2 because that's the number Argentinean CBs wear.  Their numbers are different to ours because of different interpretations of formations and stuff in the past.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:46:41 PM
Stupidly high squad numbers. Why would you want to be number 70, for example? I like them low, baby

Right on, I'm a bit ocd about it tbh, I'd love to own a club just so I can ensure that at least one professional club in the world's first choice XI would actually wear 1-11, in the right order as well. Gallas wearing 10 boils my p*ss, even little things like Coloccini wearing 2 despite never playing right back for us. Half the time I think the high numbers are players avoiding the reality that they're not in the first choice XI, like Bendtner so instead of taking number 16 for example he goes for an outlandish 52.

yup, i'd hate if i was a player to have any number higher than #19 because i'd feel having a high number would mean i'm less near to the first XI. number 47 you say manager? jog on!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:54:00 PM
For me, these are the only acceptable numbers for their positions.

GK: 1, 12
RB: 2
LB: 3
CB: 4, 5
LW: 6,7,11,14
RW: 7,8,11
CM: 6,7,8
FW: 9,10,11,12
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:54:40 PM
Thing is though, fans now don't even know that number 2 ever was a right back's. These small squad numbers are a thing of the past.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:55:25 PM
For me, these are the only acceptable numbers for their positions.

GK: 1, 12
RB: 2
LB: 3
CB: 4, 5
LW: 6,7,11,14
RW: 7,8,11
CM: 6,7,8
FW: 9,10,11,12

Shouldn't the reserve keeper be 13?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 26 November 2009, 01:57:14 PM
For me, these are the only acceptable numbers for their positions.

GK: 1, 12
RB: 2
LB: 3
CB: 4, 5
LW: 6,7,11,14
RW: 7,8,11
CM: 6,7,8
FW: 9,10,11,12

Shouldn't the reserve keeper be 13?

Yeah, I had it on therem because it's right really. I just dont like it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:02:30 PM
The anchor always wear nr 5 in Argentina.  A bit strange that one.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:07:27 PM
I always thought number 4 was a central midfielder.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:10:36 PM
--------------------1----------------------

2------------5------------6--------------3

7------------4------------8-------------11

-------------10-----------9----------------
-
That is how it is supposed to be in a plain 4-4-2 IMO  :smug:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:12:13 PM
You are correct.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:15:31 PM
You are correct.

Seconded
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: STM on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:18:17 PM
When managers and players are interviewed and put the words "football club" at the end everytime they say their clubs name, absolutely pointless, we know what they are talking about for f***s sake.

Paul Merson - Tried giving him a chance but he really is as thick as mince.

Ian Payne and Jim White on SSN.

Oh and Steve Curry i think he's called, the Man Utd fan/journalist/fat cuntface.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: icemanblue on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:18:25 PM
Isn't the number 6 traditionally for centre-backs?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: STM on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:20:10 PM
Isn't the number 6 traditionally for centre-backs?

If we are talking tradition, half of the modern day numbers were totally different years ago, back in the day of christmas tree formations and nobbley knees.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:21:04 PM
Talksport presenters saying THE Villa and THE Arsenal
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Thursday 26 November 2009, 02:22:28 PM
Talksport presenters saying THE Villa and THE Arsenal

Yep.. and the song "1-0 to THE Arsenal"

just annoying.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 26 November 2009, 03:00:42 PM
1-11 squad numbers are an anachronism. There is no point to them, and I do not know why players should not be allowed to express their individuality.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 26 November 2009, 03:52:43 PM
1-11 squad numbers are an anachronism. There is no point to them, and I do not know why players should not be allowed to express their individuality.

As far as i can see, the problem people have is when players have ridiculous squad numbers like 77 or 99 - usually because it's sported on their respective shirts due to some form of sponsorship or other commercial bollocks. Some people like tradition; that sort of thing just epitomises what's wrong with the game.

That said, stuff like Gallas - a CB - being number 10 is arguably even more irritating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 26 November 2009, 03:56:59 PM
fwiw I still think 14 is the best number to have.

Cruyff, Ginola, Henry. Win.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 26 November 2009, 03:57:40 PM
fwiw I still think 14 is the best number to have.

Cruyff, Ginola, Henry. Win.

N'Dogbia.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 26 November 2009, 03:57:55 PM
1-11 squad numbers are an anachronism. There is no point to them, and I do not know why players should not be allowed to express their individuality.

As far as i can see, the problem people have is when players have ridiculous squad numbers like 77 or 99 - usually because it's sported on their respective shirts due to some form of sponsorship or other commercial bollocks. Some people like tradition; that sort of thing just epitomises what's wrong with the game.

That said, stuff like Gallas - a CB - being number 10 is arguably even more irritating.

Think Boularouz was 9 for Chelsea.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 26 November 2009, 03:58:33 PM
fwiw I still think 14 is the best number to have.

Cruyff, Ginola, Henry. Win.

N'Dogbia.

Haha, aye but I was trying to sell the number 14, not detract from it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:02:38 PM
Best number is 55, that is what I always what to wear.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:05:14 PM
Best number is 55, that is what I always what to wear.

Urgh! Any number above 18 is just disgusting.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:08:48 PM
I always try and grab any number below 12 but as I discovered on Saturday this is not enough to guarantee you a starting berth anymore :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:37:20 PM
Best number is 55, that is what I always what to wear.

Urgh! Any number above 18 is just disgusting.

My uni number, really like it.

Always wore 9 at school
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:40:40 PM
fwiw I still think 14 is the best number to have.

Cruyff, Ginola, Henry. Win.

N'Dogbia.

never mind..
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:42:49 PM
fwiw I still think 14 is the best number to have.

Cruyff, Ginola, Henry. Win.

N'Dogbia.

I forgot Dogba

Assuming you mean Drogba, he isn't 14. Apologies if you mean someone else
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:46:16 PM
he means auld N'ZOMBIA.

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6412/charlesb.jpg)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Thursday 26 November 2009, 04:56:02 PM
Ah right, he was already mentioned thought he was adding to it
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 26 November 2009, 05:08:57 PM
Ketsy also wore 14  :smitten:


























However so too did Wayne Quinn...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 26 November 2009, 05:15:30 PM
I love 23, mainly due to the Shola wearage ofc.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 26 November 2009, 05:20:12 PM
I love 23, mainly due to the Shola wearage ofc.

I love anything and everything that has ever been associated with Shola.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 26 November 2009, 05:22:09 PM
I love 23, mainly due to the Shola wearage ofc.

I love anything and everything that has ever been associated with Shola.

If we ever get official NOFC strips then I will fight people kung-fu style for the Ameobi 23 shirt. Even if I'm playing centre-mid and not as a striker.

Having said that, it would be nice if I could go upfront and pay a homage to the worlds greatest Bambi impersonator in my own brilliant fashion.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mike on Thursday 26 November 2009, 06:44:04 PM
Best number is 55, that is what I always what to wear.

:snod: 55 or 33.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: maybe_next_year on Thursday 26 November 2009, 06:45:42 PM
always worn 32 when i can because of lauren robert, ftw.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Thursday 26 November 2009, 06:53:39 PM
Don't have a problem with high squad numbers, just strange when players don't strive to get the traditional number for their position. For example Gallas as mentioned above or Boulahrouz when he was at Chelsea had number 9, ugh.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 26 November 2009, 06:56:04 PM
Certain high numbers are alright though, especially for certain positions.

23 or 39 for a striker
40 or 41 for a third-choice goalie
22 or 33 for a full-back

etc etc
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Thursday 26 November 2009, 06:57:36 PM
Everytime I've seen Burnley this season, this makes me smile:

(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/90624072.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921CC759DF4EBAC47D0E0B4938B21DABDC50388F35B7D0DAFC8441CEECAF6063BF8)

Most obvious squad number choice for him.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: super_shay1 on Friday 27 November 2009, 08:02:13 AM
When managers and players are interviewed and put the words "football club" at the end everytime they say their clubs name, absolutely pointless, we know what they are talking about for f***s sake.

Paul Merson - Tried giving him a chance but he really is as thick as mince.

Ian Payne and Jim White on SSN.

Oh and Steve Curry i think he's called, the Man Utd fan/journalist/fat cuntface.

Oh aye, he does my f***ing head in. Cannot stand him.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 27 November 2009, 08:47:41 AM
Merson is a king turd.

The man talks more s*** then Hitler ever did.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Friday 27 November 2009, 02:33:12 PM
When managers and players are interviewed and put the words "football club" at the end everytime they say their clubs name, absolutely pointless, we know what they are talking about for f***s sake.

Paul Merson - Tried giving him a chance but he really is as thick as mince.

Ian Payne and Jim White on SSN.

Oh and Steve Curry i think he's called, the Man Utd fan/journalist/fat cuntface.

Oh aye, he does my f***ing head in. Cannot stand him.
Agree.

Also 32 seems quite a common number for forwards.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: QBG on Friday 27 November 2009, 02:54:49 PM
Liverpool, their fans, the way they think they have a right to success. A taxi driver told me the other week that anything other than first is a disappointment for Liverpool, clearly forgetting that its been 20 years or so since they last finished top, absolute c***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Friday 27 November 2009, 03:10:14 PM
Liverpool, their fans, the way they think they have a right to success. A taxi driver told me the other week that anything other than first is a disappointment for Liverpool, clearly forgetting that its been 20 years or so since they last finished top, absolute c***.

That explains why they're such a bunch of miserable, violent, car-thieving angry c***s then.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 27 November 2009, 03:15:53 PM
Liverpool, their fans, the way they think they have a right to success. A taxi driver told me the other week that anything other than first is a disappointment for Liverpool, clearly forgetting that its been 20 years or so since they last finished top, absolute c***.

That explains why they're such a bunch of miserable, violent, car-thieving angry c***s then.

Salt of the earth man
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 27 November 2009, 03:23:13 PM
On a similar note, have you seen Ricky Tomlinson on SSN all day today?  What a knackerjob.  "I'm a red so I reckon Liverpool will win but the important thing is football is the winner.  Whether Liverpool win, or Everton win, football will be the winner on Sunday".

What the f***?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Friday 27 November 2009, 04:01:35 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED", like they're the only United in the world. Also hate so called fans who claim to follow the "big" clubs purely because of their success, even though they live 300 miles away from that city.
I was talking to a Man U fan, from Amble would you believe? When asked how many times he'd been to old trafford, he claimed to have went to every game when they were relegated in 1977. Only then did i point out that they were actually relegated in 1974, and that i know their history better than him.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 27 November 2009, 04:08:29 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED", like they're the only United in the world. Also hate so called fans who claim to follow the "big" clubs purely because of their success, even though they live 300 miles away from that city.
I was talking to a Man U fan, from Amble would you believe? When asked how many times he'd been to old trafford, he claimed to have went to every game when they were relegated in 1977. Only then did i point out that they were actually relegated in 1974, and that i know their history better than him.

Particularly when they play the likes of us, leeds, west ham etc. Especially us though of course. Leeds and West Ham can swivel....and I don't think i need to say what has already been said a billion times over about glory hunting

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Friday 27 November 2009, 04:15:18 PM
The "United" thing used to annoy me but the national media have only taken on board with how Manchester football fans talk i.e "United" or "City", likewise not many people use the Glasgow part of Rangers & Celtic name they use the 2nd part which separates them.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Friday 27 November 2009, 07:39:14 PM
When people can't understand that you are more likely to turn a blind eye if your team do something wrong but whinge when another team does it.

Call me a hypocrite but I am always going to to be a bit more lenient on my team, even if I hate cheating in general. I would rather we didn't do it but if it wins us a game/gets us a goal etc.. deep down I am going to rather we did it than not.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 28 November 2009, 01:27:36 AM
A good game being on and not having access to it. (eg Villa vs Spurs tommorow on ESPN)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 28 November 2009, 01:32:00 AM
Ex-footballers in the Media. I swear half of them don't watch football beyond MOTD and the odd Super Sunday.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Saturday 28 November 2009, 01:39:22 AM
Ex-footballers in the Media. I swear half of them don't watch football beyond MOTD and the odd Super Sunday.
malcolm macdonald,paul merson and rodney marsh are proof that someone can play at the highest levels of the game yet not have a f***ing clue about it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 28 November 2009, 01:53:09 AM
Merson is the big one for me.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Saturday 28 November 2009, 02:18:06 AM
Thinking I'm gunna go through my whole life without seeing us win a major trophy
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Saturday 28 November 2009, 02:27:15 AM
Merson is the big one for me.

Supermac is worse. All week he's been going on about Mondays game as being a brilliant game of football. Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle p*ss me of the most for some reason though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: NJS on Saturday 28 November 2009, 07:56:39 AM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.


Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 28 November 2009, 11:03:43 AM
Merson is the big one for me.

Supermac is worse. All week he's been going on about Mondays game as being a brilliant game of football. Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle p*ss me of the most for some reason though.

Supermac is f***ing terrible as a pundit. I'd probably go and tell him that, but there's no way I'm waiting outside the Strawberry in the freezing cold till chucking out time to do so.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Saturday 28 November 2009, 11:44:44 AM
Merson is the big one for me.

Supermac is worse. All week he's been going on about Mondays game as being a brilliant game of football. Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle p*ss me of the most for some reason though.

Supermac is f***ing terrible as a pundit. I'd probably go and tell him that, but there's no way I'm waiting outside the Strawberry in the freezing cold till chucking out time to do so.
you could erm, you know like,possibly...........go in ?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 28 November 2009, 11:47:16 AM
Merson is the big one for me.

Supermac is worse. All week he's been going on about Mondays game as being a brilliant game of football. Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle p*ss me of the most for some reason though.

Supermac is f***ing terrible as a pundit. I'd probably go and tell him that, but there's no way I'm waiting outside the Strawberry in the freezing cold till chucking out time to do so.
you could erm, you know like,possibly...........go in ?

Screw that, it completely ruins the joke.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Saturday 28 November 2009, 11:48:18 AM
Merson is the big one for me.

Supermac is worse. All week he's been going on about Mondays game as being a brilliant game of football. Andy Townsend and Robbie Earle p*ss me of the most for some reason though.

Supermac is f***ing terrible as a pundit. I'd probably go and tell him that, but there's no way I'm waiting outside the Strawberry in the freezing cold till chucking out time to do so.
you could erm, you know like,possibly...........go in ?

Screw that, it completely ruins the joke.
he's already been runied.


(see what i did there?)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 28 November 2009, 11:48:57 AM
Supermac just either disagrees or goes against majority opinion for the sake of it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: maybe_next_year on Saturday 28 November 2009, 06:39:55 PM
the people who sit to the left of me, have turned up late every single game so far, but today really took the p*ss, two of them turned up as everyone was celebrating looking like they didnt even care, then their mate turns up another 5 mins into the game. about 15 mins lates, the first two p*ss off again and dont see them for the rest of the game.  :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 28 November 2009, 07:58:54 PM
People who constantly complain about commentators, pundits, etc. Just watch the football!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 28 November 2009, 08:10:10 PM
People who don't understand complaining is half the point of following football.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 28 November 2009, 08:36:05 PM
Fat baldy b******s who turn around at the match and tell you to calm down.  f*** OFF AND SIT SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU c***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: schmuck on Saturday 28 November 2009, 09:02:00 PM
People who constantly complain about commentators, pundits, etc. Just watch the football!

Hah aye, getting wound up by them is like conceding that despite years of talking unrelenting s**** their opinion still somehow matters to you. You don't get angry at a baby pooing in their nappy, it's just what they do, so why get the arse when Andy Townsend says something stupid
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Southerner on Saturday 28 November 2009, 09:20:24 PM
People who constantly complain about commentators, pundits, etc. Just watch the football!

Hah aye, getting wound up by them is like conceding that despite years of talking unrelenting s**** their opinion still somehow matters to you. You don't get angry at a baby pooing in their nappy, it's just what they do, so why get the arse when Andy Townsend says something stupid

Yeah but when the baby is in his fourties and his teeth keep falling out on SSN, the shitting bit makes sence.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 28 November 2009, 10:45:57 PM
People who ring you up "I'm going to the football on Saturday, where should I sit?"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 November 2009, 10:49:16 PM
People who ring you up "I'm going to the football on Saturday, where should I sit?"

Where were you today? Apart from working behind the bar at the Trent.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 28 November 2009, 11:56:34 PM
How the host nation of a World Cup are automatically seeded first in the draw.  Some ridiculous teams like South Korea, Japan and now South Africa have been seeded recently.  Seedings should be about merit, and one of the Pot 2 teams should be in Pot 1 instead of bloody South Africa.

I've just thought actually - I suppose the host nation has the disadvantage of having not played any competitive games in 2 years in some cases, but still - top 8 seeds should be the best 8 teams.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Andover Bluebird on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:04:13 AM
Mike Parry from talksport-knows eff all about football
Fans who dont observe the minutes silence (Sunderland at Ninian park for John Charles :angry:)
Liverpool FC-think they have the divine right to success
'Fans' of Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal who never go to the games because they live 200 miles away.
Barry Fry
John Motson
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: PJ87 on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:11:44 AM
Welsh teams playing in the English leagues.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Andover Bluebird on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:15:44 AM
Welsh teams playing in the English leagues.

Actually you have a good point. However it goes back 100 years when the leagues were being formed and the fact that wales is a principality and not a country.  In the 20s there were 6 sheepshagging teams playing (CCFC, S#####a, Newport, Merthyr, Aberdare and Wrectum).  It does p*ss me off when CCFC fans sing anti english songs seeing as my wife and kids are all english and CCFC.

Do you think that the old firm should be allowed in the English system?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:18:37 AM
Do you think that the old firm should be allowed in the English system?
I think you'll find it a resounding "NO !"
Its a regular discussion and I can't recall anyone saying yes.
The general feeling is if they do, they should start from the Northern premier league (if THAT high) and work their way up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: PJ87 on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:19:37 AM
Welsh teams playing in the English leagues.

Actually you have a good point. However it goes back 100 years when the leagues were being formed and the fact that wales is a principality and not a country.  In the 20s there were 6 sheepshagging teams playing (CCFC, S#####a, Newport, Merthyr, Aberdare and Wrectum).  It does p*ss me off when CCFC fans sing anti english songs seeing as my wife and kids are all english and CCFC.

Do you think that the old firm should be allowed in the English system?

If Wales is a principality, shouldn't the 'national team' play in the league then, a la Monaco?

For what it's worth, the only non-english team i'd have in the English leagues is TNS, because they're cool.

Is Wrectum a real place? :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: LiquidAK on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:24:05 AM
Welsh teams playing in the English leagues.

Actually you have a good point. However it goes back 100 years when the leagues were being formed and the fact that wales is a principality and not a country.  In the 20s there were 6 sheepshagging teams playing (CCFC, S#####a, Newport, Merthyr, Aberdare and Wrectum).  It does p*ss me off when CCFC fans sing anti english songs seeing as my wife and kids are all english and CCFC.

Do you think that the old firm should be allowed in the English system?

If Wales is a principality, shouldn't the 'national team' play in the league then, a la Monaco?

For what it's worth, the only non-english team i'd have in the English leagues is TNS, because they're cool.

Is Wrectum a real place? :lol:

Wales is slightly bigger than Monaco mate. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Andover Bluebird on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:24:50 AM
If Wales is a principality, shouldn't the 'national team' play in the league then, a la Monaco?
TBH i couldnt care about international football! Wales have been crap for so long i have lost interest

For what it's worth, the only non-english team i'd have in the English leagues is TNS, because they're cool.
TNS actually play in England in Oswestry.
Is Wrectum a real place? :lol:
Wrectum is a real place=s*** hole=Sunderland O0
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:24:51 AM
Wrectum = Wrexham, surely?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: PJ87 on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:27:14 AM
Welsh teams playing in the English leagues.

Actually you have a good point. However it goes back 100 years when the leagues were being formed and the fact that wales is a principality and not a country.  In the 20s there were 6 sheepshagging teams playing (CCFC, S#####a, Newport, Merthyr, Aberdare and Wrectum).  It does p*ss me off when CCFC fans sing anti english songs seeing as my wife and kids are all english and CCFC.

Do you think that the old firm should be allowed in the English system?

If Wales is a principality, shouldn't the 'national team' play in the league then, a la Monaco?

For what it's worth, the only non-english team i'd have in the English leagues is TNS, because they're cool.

Is Wrectum a real place? :lol:

Wales is slightly bigger than Monaco mate. :lol:

Brazil is a bit bigger than Portugal. Your point is?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:29:42 AM
Wrectum = Wrexham, surely?
Miss the local rivarly there ? "Stadium of Sh*te" Scumberland etc ? ;)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: LiquidAK on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:32:37 AM
Welsh teams playing in the English leagues.

Actually you have a good point. However it goes back 100 years when the leagues were being formed and the fact that wales is a principality and not a country.  In the 20s there were 6 sheepshagging teams playing (CCFC, S#####a, Newport, Merthyr, Aberdare and Wrectum).  It does p*ss me off when CCFC fans sing anti english songs seeing as my wife and kids are all english and CCFC.

Do you think that the old firm should be allowed in the English system?

If Wales is a principality, shouldn't the 'national team' play in the league then, a la Monaco?

For what it's worth, the only non-english team i'd have in the English leagues is TNS, because they're cool.

Is Wrectum a real place? :lol:

Wales is slightly bigger than Monaco mate. :lol:

Brazil is a bit bigger than Portugal. Your point is?

The reason Monaco only have 1 team in the French league is because they aren't big enough to accommodate more than 1 club, Wales is. Monaco isn't a 1 club entity because it's a principality, it's due to it's size.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Sunday 29 November 2009, 11:16:20 AM
When our keepers do  there half time warm up & in yesterday case preparing to play, that  Paul Barron (GK coach) does the crossing & shooting why not let the attacking subs cross & shoot instead of them fannying around unintrested with the ball in a circle.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Sunday 29 November 2009, 11:17:06 AM
When the our keepers do  there half time warm up & in yesterday case preparing to play, that  Paul Barron (GK coach) does the crossing & shooting why not let the attacking subs cross & shoot instead of them fannying around unintrested with the ball in a circle.

He's the best crosser at the club. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 29 November 2009, 11:18:25 AM
When the our keepers do  there half time warm up & in yesterday case preparing to play, that  Paul Barron (GK coach) does the crossing & shooting why not let the attacking subs cross & shoot instead of them fannying around unintrested with the ball in a circle.

He's the best crosser at the club. :lol:


he needs to coach   Gutierrez as well as the keepers.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:11:50 PM
Mike Parry from talksport-knows eff all about football
I amazingly agree with maybe 50% of his views off football, and 0% actually ON football
His hypocrisy on the subject of his beloved Everton is irritating.
Yet the sh*tbag attacks anyone else (us in paticular for some reason) for showing the same bias due to loyalty !
He'll shriek Everton fans have been hugely patient (with the odd FA Cup to keep them warm) and attacking Newcastle fans who have NOTHING to show (yet still get bigger gates) !
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Andover Bluebird on Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:28:46 PM
Mike Parry from talksport-knows eff all about football
I amazingly agree with maybe 50% of his views off football, and 0% actually ON football
His hypocrisy on the subject of his beloved Everton is irritating.
Yet the sh*tbag attacks anyone else (us in paticular for some reason) for showing the same bias due to loyalty !
He'll shriek Everton fans have been hugely patient (with the odd FA Cup to keep them warm) and attacking Newcastle fans who have NOTHING to show (yet still get bigger gates) !
He is a total hypocrite and a reason for hating the premiership. Born and bred in Chester yet supports Everton.  Also he slags you lot off all the time as you rightly state.  He is a complete arse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Doug on Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:32:45 PM
Mike Parry from talksport-knows eff all about football
I amazingly agree with maybe 50% of his views off football, and 0% actually ON football
His hypocrisy on the subject of his beloved Everton is irritating.
Yet the sh*tbag attacks anyone else (us in paticular for some reason) for showing the same bias due to loyalty !
He'll shriek Everton fans have been hugely patient (with the odd FA Cup to keep them warm) and attacking Newcastle fans who have NOTHING to show (yet still get bigger gates) !
He is a total hypocrite and a reason for hating the premiership. Born and bred in Chester yet supports Everton.  Also he slags you lot off all the time as you rightly state.  He is a complete arse.
Nobody could take anything Parry says to heart, he is a WUM and shock jock just trying to get the phone lines humming. I think he is quite funny. Definitely not to be taken seriously.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Sunday 29 November 2009, 03:14:45 PM
Newcastle fans who actually want us to field weakened teams in cup competitions.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: PJ87 on Sunday 29 November 2009, 03:19:18 PM
Newcastle fans who actually want us to field weakened teams in cup competitions.

Well said Chris.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 November 2009, 03:23:14 PM
Newcastle fans who actually want us to field weakened teams in cup competitions.

Why? It defies belief to want to field our best team in a cup we wont win and risk injuries with a small squad and f***ing up our promotion chances.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 29 November 2009, 03:59:34 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:02:41 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as bad as some southerners thinking that we're all flat cap wearing, jobless, whippet bummers tbh.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:08:26 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as bad as some southerners thinking that we're all flat cap wearing, jobless, whippet bummers tbh.


Nar, as their stereotype is based on the 1940's North-East. Mine is based on when I was there the other week,and every week on the TV, and every spurs fan I will ever meet!
One of my best mates is a Spurs fan.....word for word.
Always wears those light grey sneakers you used to wear when you had games in Primary school, them and ripped light blue jeans with Brylcreem hair!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:10:28 PM
s*** ties in the cup.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:10:44 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as bad as some southerners thinking that we're all flat cap wearing, jobless, whippet bummers tbh.


Nar, as their stereotype is based on the 1940's North-East. Mine is based on when I was there the other week,and every week on the TV, and every spurs fan I will ever meet!
One of my best mates is a Spurs fan.....word for word.
Always wears those light grey sneakers you used to wear when you had games in Primary school, them and ripped light blue jeans with Brylcreem hair!

I rest my case.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:13:28 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as bad as some southerners thinking that we're all flat cap wearing, jobless, whippet bummers tbh.


Nar, as their stereotype is based on the 1940's North-East. Mine is based on when I was there the other week,and every week on the TV, and every spurs fan I will ever meet!
One of my best mates is a Spurs fan.....word for word.
Always wears those light grey sneakers you used to wear when you had games in Primary school, them and ripped light blue jeans with Brylcreem hair!

I rest my case.

I'm Ok with that. I'm right regardless.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:28:24 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as bad as some southerners thinking that we're all flat cap wearing, jobless, whippet bummers tbh.


Nar, as their stereotype is based on the 1940's North-East. Mine is based on when I was there the other week,and every week on the TV, and every spurs fan I will ever meet!
One of my best mates is a Spurs fan.....word for word.
Always wears those light grey sneakers you used to wear when you had games in Primary school, them and ripped light blue jeans with Brylcreem hair!

I rest my case.

I'm Ok with that. I'm right regardless.

Nah, you cant be if we're disagreeing. Work it out.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 November 2009, 04:38:12 PM
People who don't follow but pick up a team a few of their mates support then try and get involved in the banter despite never watching the games.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 29 November 2009, 05:35:38 PM
On the radio now, people criticising Arsenal for 'always wanting one more pass'.

Load of s*** IMO, you either tell players to express themselves and play beautiful football or you don't, their style of play will inevitably lead to some attacks breaking down - totally pointless thing to criticise them for.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 November 2009, 05:37:41 PM
On the radio now, people criticising Arsenal for 'always wanting one more pass'.

Load of s*** IMO, you either tell players to express themselves and play beautiful football or you don't, their style of play will inevitably lead to some attacks breaking down - totally pointless thing to criticise them for.

People with football opinions on the radio in general. They're usually a different breed that see the complete opposite to everyone else.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 29 November 2009, 05:38:11 PM
People who don't follow but pick up a team a few of their mates support then try and get involved in the banter despite never watching the games.

Me and my best mate caught a lad out doing that, we had the sneaking suspicion he was just agreeing with everything we said - this was proved to be the case when my best mate goes "And I thought Coloccini had a canny game, he's the bald one from Mexico" and this lad goes "Ah yeah, I know who you mean."

Was so f***ing funny :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 November 2009, 05:47:44 PM
People who don't follow but pick up a team a few of their mates support then try and get involved in the banter despite never watching the games.

Me and my best mate caught a lad out doing that, we had the sneaking suspicion he was just agreeing with everything we said - this was proved to be the case when my best mate goes "And I thought Coloccini had a canny game, he's the bald one from Mexico" and this lad goes "Ah yeah, I know who you mean."

Was so f***ing funny :lol: :lol:

I am not sure which is worse but the person I was thinking of when posting that admits he knows f*** all about football, doesn't stop him trying to get the banter going.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 29 November 2009, 05:52:54 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.




f***ing hate Spurs!!!!!!!
And having a manger with the testicles of a 90 year old as eye lids makes them even f***ing worse! Everything about them makes me absolutley livid at the thought of those soft, spikey haired, topman shopping, JLS listening, Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane bumming, atrocious accent, Tommy Hilfiger aftershave stenching, size 5 shoes wearing, break dancing mincers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as bad as some southerners thinking that we're all flat cap wearing, jobless, whippet bummers tbh.


Nar, as their stereotype is based on the 1940's North-East. Mine is based on when I was there the other week,and every week on the TV, and every spurs fan I will ever meet!
One of my best mates is a Spurs fan.....word for word.
Always wears those light grey sneakers you used to wear when you had games in Primary school, them and ripped light blue jeans with Brylcreem hair!

I rest my case.

I'm Ok with that. I'm right regardless.

Nah, you cant be if we're disagreeing. Work it out.

There is one way I can be right if we're disagreeing....If you are wrong. And I maintain I am right.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 November 2009, 05:53:41 PM
I think it's nice in a way really. As long as they dont try and make on they know more than you.

I do the same with Rugby etc really. I'll always say that I know f*** all about it, but ask questions and give opinions on what Ive seen.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Monday 30 November 2009, 08:27:11 AM
The phrase 'he had no right to' eg.

'he had no right to score that goal'
'he had no right to win that ball'

What the f*** are you talking about?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JJ7 on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:21:08 AM
The Redknapps and Skys love in with them.

Richard Keys and how he has the same conversation about zonal marking and Gerrards position in midfield every week.

Arsehole journos who pick on decent managers like Grant, but w*** over Souness, Big Sam, Moriniho and other gob shites. I know Jose is good, but the journos rank personality above ability. Henry Winter I'm looking at you.

How journalists think they're speaking for the people, when usually they're against public opinion. Even more annoying is the clubs who make decisions reacting to the media rather than the fans.

The 'big 4' Sky bollocks.

Champions League group stage.

The way southerners say Newcastle.

Cockney players who can't put a sentance together properly.

Plastic clubs like Bolton and Wigan.

Clubs who strive to be 'family clubs'

Stewards who give out pointless orders for no reason.

Hard but fair tackles being given as fouls. And the refs who agree it was a foul like Poll.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MyPalAl on Monday 30 November 2009, 10:28:12 PM
Players 'high fiving' and cuddling each and every team-mate just before kick off (as Swansea did on Saturday). Looks false.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cronky on Monday 30 November 2009, 10:32:29 PM
Expert analysts criticising strikers for 'not making the keeper make a save'.

No, you arse. The object of the game is to make the keeper fail to make a save. To do that, you have to aim away from the middle of the goal, and risk missing the target altogether.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Monday 30 November 2009, 10:35:04 PM
People who say they support all north east teams, or all english teams when it comes to european football.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Monday 30 November 2009, 11:41:57 PM
When people can't understand that you are more likely to turn a blind eye if your team do something wrong but whinge when another team does it.

Call me a hypocrite but I am always going to to be a bit more lenient on my team, even if I hate cheating in general. I would rather we didn't do it but if it wins us a game/gets us a goal etc.. deep down I am going to rather we did it than not.

Agreed...but sometimes it bugs me when it's something blatant that they claim is legit.

I'm presuming someone's done Alan Green already.

I was in England for the first time this season at the weekend and saw the Football League Show (or whatever it's called). You can add a pet hate of whichever divot fails to appreciate that all fans really want to see on TV is as much of the match as possible. The old Football League goals show that ITV used to have on at 3 in the morning was miles better.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: OzzieMandias on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 12:35:40 AM
People who say they support all north east teams, or all english teams when it comes to european football.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JJ7 on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 01:45:44 AM
The way southerners say Newcastle.

Cockney players who can't put a sentance together properly.
And to add to this whilst im p*ssed off, how can these c***s get away with it without anything being said. Im not geordie, and im not a jock, I speak Berwick which is about half and half. But if I tried to speak in my native accent Sky would either take the p*ss or stop it happening. How can Sky allow cockneys to speak like idiots, so f***ed up, without a thought.  If I started speaking Berwick they would look at me like a tool.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:07:14 AM
Expert analysts criticising strikers for 'not making the keeper make a save'.

No, you arse. The object of the game is to make the keeper fail to make a save. To do that, you have to aim away from the middle of the goal, and risk missing the target altogether.

This is a good one actually, if everyone aimed at the middle third of the goal every game would be 0-0.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:21:32 AM
Aye the southern pronunciation of Newcastle is a good one. Noo-car-sul, f*** off its Noo-cassul man.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:30:32 AM
Aye the southern pronunciation of Newcastle is a good one. Noo-car-sul, f*** off its Noo-cassul man.

And while we are on that theres a word after it called UNITED no matter how much Sky refuse to show it on a table/fixture list
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:43:37 AM
-SSN in general is painful to watch. The Nigel Winterburn/Jason Cundy 'head to head' they were showing before Arsenal/Chelsea was excruciating. The older female presenter is utter s**** too, she tries to make the news sound like a f***ing M&S advert.

-Teams coming onto the pitch to specific music.

-The way newspapers shorten Drogba to Drog, then use in a sentance referring to dogs. I.e - 'Terry to stop Drog's bite', or 'Ancelotti hails top Drog'


Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: NJS on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:48:36 AM
Aye the southern pronunciation of Newcastle is a good one. Noo-car-sul, f*** off its Noo-cassul man.

Replace "noo" with a shortenend "ny" for the correct version and you might have it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:53:26 AM
Aye, i realised that was wrong like. I pronounce it Nyoo-cassul, but im from south shields.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: MW on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 11:57:00 AM

-Teams coming onto the pitch to specific music.


Don't like Local Hero?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 12:02:07 PM
Local hero is the only one i can stand, mainly cos its not a pop song. Sunderland coming out to Republica's Ready To Go (iirc) is what made me think of it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Joey on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 12:05:02 PM
Aye the southern pronunciation of Newcastle is a good one. Noo-car-sul, f*** off its Noo-cassul man.

Aye, especially how the metro announcements sound like that now, grrrrr.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gorilla on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 12:38:33 PM
When people can't understand that you are more likely to turn a blind eye if your team do something wrong but whinge when another team does it.

Call me a hypocrite but I am always going to to be a bit more lenient on my team, even if I hate cheating in general. I would rather we didn't do it but if it wins us a game/gets us a goal etc.. deep down I am going to rather we did it than not.

Agreed...but sometimes it bugs me when it's something blatant that they claim is legit.

I'm presuming someone's done Alan Green already.

I was in England for the first time this season at the weekend and saw the Football League Show (or whatever it's called). You can add a pet hate of whichever divot fails to appreciate that all fans really want to see on TV is as much of the match as possible. The old Football League goals show that ITV used to have on at 3 in the morning was miles better.
What I don't understand about that show is the bloody games they pick to have on for half the show, its always  0-0 or 1-1 or 1-0.  Can they not pick the feature game when they know the score, bloody ridiculous.  Also why waste time on that bald bloke talking to fans or whetever, show us more of the bloody match.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 06:04:28 PM

-Teams coming onto the pitch to specific music.


Don't like Local Hero?

Specific music is fine, it's the generic stuff like "Duel of the Fates" (or whatever it's called) I can't stand. Used to love it when Orient came out to Tijuana Taxi - fkn brilliant.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 08:07:55 PM
Probably already been mentioned but playing music when teams score. Like Boro or Bolton.

Village.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 09:21:56 PM
Mindless Center Back passing.   You see it all the time....CB passes to CM, but they are facing the CM and pass right back to the CB.  CB then passes to other CM who is also facing the CB and passes right back to them . CB then passes out to outside mid, who passes right back to him.

Not sure if it crappy decision making by the CB who passes to players who are already being closed down, or bad skill by the Midfielders who cannot take posession.

And then to make it worse....the commentator Ooohs and Ahhhh over the fabulous string of passes. Meanwhile they have made no progress up the field, haven't beaten anyone and then hoof it up field as they are out of ideas.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 09:38:27 PM
Mindless Center Back passing.   You see it all the time....CB passes to CM, but they are facing the CM and pass right back to the CB.  CB then passes to other CM who is also facing the CB and passes right back to them . CB then passes out to outside mid, who passes right back to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noOHdTQd6H8&feature=related
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: bleedinblacknwhite on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 09:46:51 PM
People who don't follow but pick up a team a few of their mates support then try and get involved in the banter despite never watching the games.

Me and my best mate caught a lad out doing that, we had the sneaking suspicion he was just agreeing with everything we said - this was proved to be the case when my best mate goes "And I thought Coloccini had a canny game, he's the bald one from Mexico" and this lad goes "Ah yeah, I know who you mean."

Was so f***ing funny :lol: :lol:

We caught out a mate doing that and all, we were asking him who his favourite man u players were.
Him - I like Rooney, and Ronaldo.
Us - What about Iniesta? (we were in Barcelona)
Him - Oh yeah, he had a quality game at the weekend
 :rolleyes: :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cronky on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 09:57:34 PM
Mindless Center Back passing.   You see it all the time....CB passes to CM, but they are facing the CM and pass right back to the CB.  CB then passes to other CM who is also facing the CB and passes right back to them . CB then passes out to outside mid, who passes right back to him.

Not sure if it crappy decision making by the CB who passes to players who are already being closed down, or bad skill by the Midfielders who cannot take posession.

And then to make it worse....the commentator Ooohs and Ahhhh over the fabulous string of passes. Meanwhile they have made no progress up the field, haven't beaten anyone and then hoof it up field as they are out of ideas.

It was worse in the days before keepers were banned from picking up back passes. The keeper would roll the ball out to a centre back who was standing just outside the area. The CB would look thoughtfully forward, as if contemplating - shall I go on a mazy run down the centre, drawing out the defence before slipping a pass to one of our strikers, or shall I play an inch perfect 40 yard ball to the wing?
Invariably, the big lug would eventually decide - no, I'll just give it back to the keeper. (Who would then punt it aimlessly forward)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Robster on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:05:07 PM
It was worse in the days before keepers were banned from picking up back passes. The keeper would roll the ball out to a centre back who was standing just outside the area. The CB would look thoughtfully forward, as if contemplating - shall I go on a mazy run down the centre, drawing out the defence before slipping a pass to one of our strikers, or shall I play an inch perfect 40 yard ball to the wing?
Invariably, the big lug would eventually decide - no, I'll just give it back to the keeper. (Who would then punt it aimlessly forward)
Always seem to remember Alan Hansen for that although I am sure everyone did it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:06:02 PM
I love that, it's all about patience, some of the best attacks are started by things like that, requires the opposition to stay focussed and moving all the time...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Tuesday 1 December 2009, 10:21:34 PM
It was worse in the days before keepers were banned from picking up back passes. The keeper would roll the ball out to a centre back who was standing just outside the area. The CB would look thoughtfully forward, as if contemplating - shall I go on a mazy run down the centre, drawing out the defence before slipping a pass to one of our strikers, or shall I play an inch perfect 40 yard ball to the wing?
Invariably, the big lug would eventually decide - no, I'll just give it back to the keeper. (Who would then punt it aimlessly forward)
Always seem to remember Alan Hansen for that although I am sure everyone did it.

Hansen to Grobbelar back to Hansen. To Nicol back to Hansen, who shifts it to Lawrenson back to Hansen. To Whelan back to Hansen and back to Grobbelar. Who rolls it ouzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 11:04:06 AM
Mindless Center Back passing.   You see it all the time....CB passes to CM, but they are facing the CM and pass right back to the CB.  CB then passes to other CM who is also facing the CB and passes right back to them . CB then passes out to outside mid, who passes right back to him.

Not sure if it crappy decision making by the CB who passes to players who are already being closed down, or bad skill by the Midfielders who cannot take posession.

And then to make it worse....the commentator Ooohs and Ahhhh over the fabulous string of passes. Meanwhile they have made no progress up the field, haven't beaten anyone and then hoof it up field as they are out of ideas.
it's neither. it's a standard tactic that all the good teams do. play the ball to players, who if there is no better low risk option, will hopefully drag the defending teams player into a position where he leaves a gap for another attacking teams players to exploit. it's called possession. it's unspectacular and only the best teams can do it well.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 11:07:54 AM
That 'mindless' passing is brilliant, unless it results in a pass back to the keeper who humps the ball up field and loses possession. Then you've wasted your time.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 11:15:36 AM
the mindless passing reminds me of the pre season bayern munchen friendly a few years back. the 2 blokes in front of me were wanking themselves over their play "patient, brilliant....thats the way it should be...controlled...why can't we do that" etc

then when we got the ball and knocked it about "get it up man....we'll not score from back there.....get it in the box...we need to get it forward quicker"

the unfortunate truth is that nufc fans like football direct and whilst slagging off the long ball it's what the majority want for the most part or the ball lumped into the box at the earliest opportunity.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 11:24:22 AM
the mindless passing reminds me of the pre season bayern munchen friendly a few years back. the 2 blokes in front of me were wanking themselves over their play "patient, brilliant....thats the way it should be...controlled...why can't we do that" etc

then when we got the ball and knocked it about "get it up man....we'll not score from back there.....get it in the box...we need to get it forward quicker"

the unfortunate truth is that nufc fans like football direct and whilst slagging off the long ball it's what the majority want for the most part or the ball lumped into the box at the earliest opportunity.

You've got a point like.  The moaners in the ground get dead restless when we keep the ball, influencing the midfielder to try to thread it through the eye of a needle and then when it doesn't come off the moaners go absolutely mental.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 12:15:32 PM
Yeah, interesting, I would never criticise a creative pass that goes wrong. I would much rather be patient and look for opportunities than lump it forward and lose the ball.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 01:13:20 PM
the mindless passing reminds me of the pre season bayern munchen friendly a few years back. the 2 blokes in front of me were wanking themselves over their play "patient, brilliant....thats the way it should be...controlled...why can't we do that" etc

then when we got the ball and knocked it about "get it up man....we'll not score from back there.....get it in the box...we need to get it forward quicker"

the unfortunate truth is that nufc fans like football direct and whilst slagging off the long ball it's what the majority want for the most part or the ball lumped into the box at the earliest opportunity.

You've got a point like.  The moaners in the ground get dead restless when we keep the ball, influencing the midfielder to try to thread it through the eye of a needle and then when it doesn't come off the moaners go absolutely mental.

It's exactly the same with the England team. The Wembley w*****s that initially booed Capello's new patient approach to the game are the same Wembley w*****s who booed the previous 'force an impossible ball forward instead of passing it backwards' tactics used by the previous 3 managers.

Moaning cockney fuckwits!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 01:21:35 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.


The "United" thing doesn't bother me one bit. I doubt Notts County fans are particularly bothered when we get called The Magpies claiming, "Which Magpies? We were first blah blah".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 01:25:33 PM
I hate it when Man Utd are referred to as simply "UNITED"

I always ask what Rotherham have to do with it - they were the first.

Particularly annoying is its use when another United are playing them and the commentator blithely refers to the c***s.

My ex-boss was an Irish Liverpool fan and it took me about 5 years of working with him but I did teach him to change the habit of a lifetime and start referring to them as Man United - I didn't get him to go as far as I do and refer to them as the Manc c***s though.


I'd also like to add that there are too many recent fans who don't harbour a deep enough hatred for both them and Liverpool with all this s*** about people hating Chelsea and Spurs more really pisses me off - you must have short memories or don't appreciate where Man Utd and Liverpool stand in the scheme of things.


The "United" thing doesn't bother me one bit. I doubt Notts County fans are particularly bothered when we get called The Magpies claiming, "Which Magpies? We were first blah blah".
it bothers me as it is symptomatic of the media creeping agenda of "top 4 and f*** all else" which is a self fulfilling prophecy. in days gone by MotD would show them most but not as the feature game every week. same with radio commentary. it would have been  rather 5th Verses 6th as opposed to top verses 14th or even a top clash from the next league down...that wouldn't happen now.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Friday 4 December 2009, 11:08:23 PM
"Group of death"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 5 December 2009, 01:22:51 AM
Don't ever write off the Germans!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 5 December 2009, 01:25:17 AM
Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Robster on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:11:39 AM
Players getting interviewed with their headphones around their neck
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:14:47 AM
Players getting interviewed with their headphones around their neck

:lol:  I was just about to put this in the 'things you think are great but you're supposed to hate' thread.  Then again I loved it when Ljunberg used to do his interviews in fancy dress.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:32:06 AM
When a player takes a pelanty and misses it, then the commentator watches the replay and says: "Well, it wasn't the greatest penalty in the World". Well of course it wasn't you cretin, that's why he missed it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GuyP on Sunday 6 December 2009, 02:55:39 AM
music played during goal celebrations...f*** off Forest!

also, the DJ at Brammal Lane for anyone who attended...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GG on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:44:01 PM
People overrating players massively; Alessandro Del Piero was s*** tbh.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:50:00 PM
People overrating players massively; Alessandro Del Piero was s*** tbh.

 :fishing:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:51:34 PM
Our fans hating or stereotyping southerners and then kicking off when some do it to us.

What did you leeeaaaarn?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 6 December 2009, 12:55:44 PM
s*** halftime craic. Some bellend talking insessently and noone listening while they do some s**** penalty shootout type game thats impossible to win.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GG on Sunday 6 December 2009, 03:24:29 PM
Our fans hating or stereotyping southerners and then kicking off when some do it to us.

What did you leeeaaaarn?

 :thup:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Jill on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:30:29 PM
music played during goal celebrations...f*** off Forest!

After we played them I went for a meal with some Forest fans and they swore blind that they don't play music after they score. I was like err... well you did, because I heard it. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:34:52 PM
Players getting 'a talking to' and not getting a second yellow just because the incident is straight after their first card.

Like Michael Dawson just then.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:35:42 PM
Players getting 'a talking to' and not getting a second yellow just because the incident is straight after their first card.

Like Michael Dawson just then.
Why send him off, it just ruins the game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:35:53 PM
Was it not Rodwell?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:37:54 PM
Players getting 'a talking to' and not getting a second yellow just because the incident is straight after their first card.

Like Michael Dawson just then.
Why send him off, it just ruins the game.

Aye, for Spurs fans. It was a bookable offense. Easily.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:39:00 PM
Was it not Rodwell?

No, just before that Dawson shoved his elbow into the back of Fellaini's neck.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 6 December 2009, 04:40:30 PM
Yet more awful refereeing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 6 December 2009, 05:06:20 PM
Players getting 'a talking to' and not getting a second yellow just because the incident is straight after their first card.

Like Michael Dawson just then.
Why send him off, it just ruins the game.

Aye, for Spurs fans. It was a bookable offense. Easily.
Meh for the neutral too, if it was against us I'd be all for it and boo the ref if he didn't send him off, I am totally aware of my hypocrisy.  ;D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GuyP on Monday 7 December 2009, 01:38:46 AM
music played during goal celebrations...f*** off Forest!

After we played them I went for a meal with some Forest fans and they swore blind that they don't play music after they score. I was like err... well you did, because I heard it. :lol:

I think Scunny did it aswell, i just think there is something wrong...though i was sorta singing "we all hate Leeds scum" in my head to the tune...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 8 December 2009, 10:12:36 PM
And Peter Brackley.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Tuesday 8 December 2009, 11:20:04 PM
And Tony Gubba.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: huss9 on Wednesday 9 December 2009, 10:37:18 AM
tony gubba, motson, roger thames, david pleat, mark bright, andy townsend, that guy who used to play for leicester who is on the championship show and any other nomark journeyman footballer who has the temerity to criticise top stars for a bad pass or missed opportunity - or those that criticise managers - if you've got the balls,try it yourself gray, hansen etc.

ps dont really mind hansen that much.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 9 December 2009, 10:41:24 AM
tony gubba, motson, roger thames, david pleat, mark bright, andy townsend, that guy who used to play for leicester who is on the championship show and any other nomark journeyman footballer who has the temerity to criticise top stars for a bad pass or missed opportunity - or those that criticise managers - if you've got the balls,try it yourself gray, hansen etc.

ps dont really mind hansen that much.

He's a c***!
Mark Lawrenson is also a c***!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 10 December 2009, 01:28:38 PM
footballs that are "the roundest ever"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Thursday 10 December 2009, 01:39:13 PM
footballs that are "the roundest ever"

Or goalkeepers always complaining about a new ball.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 10 December 2009, 05:27:48 PM
People who spell footy "footie"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 10 December 2009, 05:49:28 PM
'Soccer' still annoys me.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 12 December 2009, 09:07:17 PM
Fans booing over a physio on the pitch when the opposition player is clearly injured.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 12 December 2009, 09:08:18 PM
Fans booing over a physio on the pitch when the opposition player is clearly injured.

No-one would boo Derek Wright though, he'd only have to glare at you and you'd shut the f*** up and sit down instantly.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 12 December 2009, 09:09:44 PM
Playing bloody Kings Of Leon when you score, it's not the NFL.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 12 December 2009, 09:09:52 PM
And Peter Brackley.

Football Italia legend.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 12 December 2009, 09:18:01 PM
Playing bloody Kings Of Leon when you score, it's not the NFL.

If you look beneath the surface, then there's a reason for it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Sunday 13 December 2009, 05:23:13 PM
Players (or managers even) patting each others' faces or back of the head when shaking hands... it's hard to explain really, but I find that really annoying and would imagine it be rather unpleasant unless you know the other person well.

"uhmmm get out of my private space please" tbh.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GuyP on Monday 14 December 2009, 01:52:52 AM
Playing bloody Kings Of Leon when you score, it's not the NFL.

beat me to it, piranha was bad enough...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Monday 14 December 2009, 01:22:23 PM
I know it's been mentioned already but short corners irritate the f*** out of me. How is it that everyone except professional footballers have realised that they don't work?
Arsenal had a corner yesterday, took it short, it got blocked and went out for a throw-in. What a bloody waste, just stick it in the box FFS.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ProudToBeAGeordie on Tuesday 15 December 2009, 04:28:00 PM
Goalkeepers holding onto the ball for like 30 seconds before kicking it
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 15 December 2009, 09:46:08 PM
Rangers and Celtic, and in particular English people who support one or the other for no reason.

I couldn't give one f*** about that absolutely s*** league.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Tuesday 15 December 2009, 09:47:33 PM
Goalkeepers holding onto the ball for like 30 seconds before kicking it
'like'........'LIKE'.......'f***ing LIKE'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 15 December 2009, 10:03:17 PM
Rangers and Celtic, and in particular English people who support one or the other for no reason.

I couldn't give one f*** about that absolutely s*** league.

Same.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 19 December 2009, 01:29:56 PM
Michael Brown.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GuyP on Saturday 19 December 2009, 01:33:26 PM
Pompey bells/drums...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Belfast Boy on Saturday 19 December 2009, 03:11:32 PM
Commentators laughing off any horrendous Scholes foul because 'the poor lad just can't tackle'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 19 December 2009, 03:13:24 PM
You English canceling matches just 'cause it's cold.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 20 December 2009, 10:20:16 PM
Mark Bright.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Sunday 20 December 2009, 10:36:57 PM
Rangers and Celtic, and in particular English people who support one or the other for no reason.

I couldn't give one f*** about that absolutely s*** league.

Fair enough. But people do live in Glasgow (unfortunately). We need to support someone.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 20 December 2009, 10:42:12 PM
Jonathan Pearce
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 20 December 2009, 10:54:49 PM
Playing bloody Kings Of Leon when you score, it's not the NFL.

They dont play music when they score in the NFL.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:26:17 AM
When you are chatting to someone about football, they are actually quite knowledgeable but they keep getting things wrong about your club. You correct them a couple of times but you feel like a bit of a dick keeping saying "actually despite his goals Nolan isn't that good so probably not worth an England call up" "Smith is doing well this season but no he isn't being wasted in Midfield, he is useless up front" "Steven Taylor is doing very well but he isn't THAT good" etc etc...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:39:33 AM
Jim White all year round apart from the two T/D days when I need to see him getting a boner on as goes around the country checking to see what 20+ men hanging around car parks late at night have seen.

People who refer to the PL as the EPL...........it is like they trying to put our league on par with the SPL. It is the global league it does not have a geographic location in front of it.

"in this league"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:54:16 AM
THAT Portsmouth supporter with the blue dreadlocks and tattoos.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: geordiedean on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:59:59 AM
Cameras constantly panning in on arseholes who remove their tops and stand bare chested at the match...what complete w*****s
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 26 December 2009, 09:27:26 AM
Playing bloody Kings Of Leon when you score, it's not the NFL.

They dont play music when they score in the NFL.

:lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 26 December 2009, 09:27:46 AM
Cameras constantly panning in on arseholes who remove their tops and stand bare chested at the match...what complete w*****s

Saw some radgie walking along the street last night with no top on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Saturday 26 December 2009, 11:34:39 AM
When people around you give up their season tickets or move and then you get a bunch of knobs standing next to you. Each game you don't know what you are going to get. When they moved us into the corner they tried to move us with the people we had been next to (and obviously if you got your tickets with your mates they moved you together). However some people moved and then didn't like their seats (or gave up their season tickets at the end of last season) and now there are different people around every week. Some seem to be oviously one sarnie short of a picnic and some act like they have escaped from St Nicks for a day.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 26 December 2009, 12:24:55 PM
When people don't understand players generally won't be able to play every game in the season, especially when games are so close to each other.

Also "If they aren't fit enough to start they shouldn't be on the bench", we no, not really. Especially with 7 subs now. No harm in having them on the bench to throw them on for 20-30 minutes. Especially if they are the sort of player that can change a game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 26 December 2009, 12:27:16 PM
Good ones there.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 27 December 2009, 03:31:16 PM
"Who are ya?"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 27 December 2009, 03:48:41 PM
'someone for England' clap clap    clap clap clap 'someone for England'

Sounds like something that would get sang at Butlins in the '70s.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Sunday 27 December 2009, 03:50:02 PM
People who have the sort clobber on that wouldn't look out of place if you were going to the North Pole calling players with gloves "soft s***".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Sunday 27 December 2009, 09:31:46 PM
pundits using the phrase "thick and fast" to describe the christmas fixtures. 2 games in 3 days but still only 2 games a week. 3 games in 4 days used to be regular.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Sunday 3 January 2010, 02:03:26 AM
Paul Merson.

As an example just how dumb he is he was talking about Beckford earlier, the conversation went something like this:

Merson: "I saw him against Liverpool, he had one touch of the ball, he's not good enough for the Premier League"

Stelling: "You can't judge a player on one game."

Merson: "When you paying three, four, five million for a player you can."

Stelling: "Newcastle were told to double a 1.25 million offer earlier in the week."

Merson: "In that case Arsenal should sign him. They create so many chances he'll be good back up."

Also saw was having me morning coffee and saw Jamie Redknapp patronising the f*** out of Bristol City. Cringe worthy stuff.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 3 January 2010, 02:25:33 AM
Paul Merson.

As an example just how dumb he is he was talking about Beckford earlier, the conversation went something like this:

Merson: "I saw him against Liverpool, he had one touch of the ball, he's not good enough for the Premier League"

Stelling: "You can't judge a player on one game."

Merson: "When you paying three, four, five million for a player you can."

Stelling: "Newcastle were told to double a 1.25 million offer earlier in the week."

Merson: "In that case Arsenal should sign him. They create so many chances he'll be good back up."

Also saw was having me morning coffee and saw Jamie Redknapp patronising the f*** out of Bristol City. Cringe worthy stuff.

:lol:

I was going on about that Merson thing earlier on, it was f***ing ridiculous.

What the f***! 

Merson's on Soccer Saturday saying Beckford's good enough for Arsenal but not for Newcastle. :lol: His justification being that Arsenal make more chances.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: LiquidAK on Sunday 3 January 2010, 02:31:43 AM
I actually love Paul Merson, so funny just to hear him try and form sentences.

Even funnier when the other pundits take the p*ss out of him and half the time he doesn't even realise it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Sunday 3 January 2010, 04:35:48 AM
Merse is a ledge
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SGSC on Sunday 3 January 2010, 01:23:39 PM
When commentators get players names wrong. Its on a piece of a paper right in front of you, do your job.

It doesnt happen that often but i remember a game last season where Enrique was called "Luis Enrique" the entire game.

Seems silly but it gets on my nerves  :frantic:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Sunday 3 January 2010, 02:05:38 PM
The way Clive Tyldesley says 'united' - 'unided'.

Clive Tyldesley generally of course, but that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Sunday 3 January 2010, 02:06:54 PM
When commentators get players names wrong. Its on a piece of a paper right in front of you, do your job.

It doesnt happen that often but i remember a game last season where Enrique was called "Luis Enrique" the entire game.

Seems silly but it gets on my nerves  :frantic:

When we signed Colocinni the bloke on Radio Newcastle couldn't say his name if his life depended on it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Monday 4 January 2010, 06:58:27 PM
When a match i want to go to gets moved so that it is on the TV and a day i can't attend  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 4 January 2010, 07:41:10 PM
Paul Merson.

As an example just how dumb he is he was talking about Beckford earlier, the conversation went something like this:

Merson: "I saw him against Liverpool, he had one touch of the ball, he's not good enough for the Premier League"

Stelling: "You can't judge a player on one game."

Merson: "When you paying three, four, five million for a player you can."

Stelling: "Newcastle were told to double a 1.25 million offer earlier in the week."

Merson: "In that case Arsenal should sign him. They create so many chances he'll be good back up."

Also saw was having me morning coffee and saw Jamie Redknapp patronising the f*** out of Bristol City. Cringe worthy stuff.

I seen that on SS, Paul Merson is a gigantic arse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 10:59:33 AM
If you type paul merson w***** into youtube one of is this clip from one of those gaffs DVDs where he's pretending to w***. Chris Kamara is even there. He literally is a w*****.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 02:18:31 PM
these f***ers


http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?t=464480
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 02:26:53 PM
these f***ers


http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?t=464480

They really are obsessed with us.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 02:31:34 PM
Paul Merson.

As an example just how dumb he is he was talking about Beckford earlier, the conversation went something like this:

Merson: "I saw him against Liverpool, he had one touch of the ball, he's not good enough for the Premier League"

Stelling: "You can't judge a player on one game."

Merson: "When you paying three, four, five million for a player you can."

Stelling: "Newcastle were told to double a 1.25 million offer earlier in the week."

Merson: "In that case Arsenal should sign him. They create so many chances he'll be good back up."

Also saw was having me morning coffee and saw Jamie Redknapp patronising the f*** out of Bristol City. Cringe worthy stuff.
Christ :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 03:07:10 PM
"Who are ya?"
Yup
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 03:09:25 PM
"Who are ya?"
Yup

Yeah, seems to be after every goal now in all of the leagues.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 06:05:55 PM
Games called off for 'health and safety' reasons even though pitch is perfectly playable because of  undersoil heating. Would not have happened to anywhere near the same extent 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Tuesday 5 January 2010, 07:22:30 PM
Games called off for 'health and safety' reasons even though pitch is perfectly playable because of  undersoil heating. Would not have happened to anywhere near the same extent 20 years ago.
Aye. That is annoying. They don't shut the metrocentre when the pavements are slippy, so why cancel the football? It does seem to have only cropped up recently too. What is the point of clubs spending big money on USH, only for games to be cancelled because of conditions around the ground?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 7 January 2010, 02:33:14 PM
When the premiership gets called the "EPL".  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 7 January 2010, 02:53:25 PM
When the Premier League gets called the "Premiership"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 7 January 2010, 02:55:06 PM
When the Premier League gets called the "Premiership"

Aye whatever
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Thursday 7 January 2010, 02:56:15 PM
When the Premier League gets called the "Premiership"

That is what it used to be called so it's understandable tbf.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pie on Thursday 7 January 2010, 02:59:38 PM
'Footy' its footbaarl
People with cameras at the match
People leaving early
Lasses at match with their 'fella' - isnt their ironing to do?
People texting at the match.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Thursday 7 January 2010, 03:00:11 PM
'Footy' its footbaarl
People with cameras at the match
People leaving early
Lasses at match with their 'fella' - isnt their ironing to do?
People texting at the match.

I agree. You should post more often.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SGSC on Thursday 7 January 2010, 03:00:20 PM
Getting yellow carded for taking your shirt off.

Not that i by any means enjoy men taking their tops off, just seems very harsh.

So not so much a hate, just a lack of understanding
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 7 January 2010, 03:08:20 PM
When the Premier League gets called the "Premiership"

Aye whatever

Was only joking like.   :rose:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Thursday 7 January 2010, 03:13:48 PM
When the Premier League gets called the "Premiership"

Aye whatever

Was only joking like.   :rose:

 :lol: :smitten:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Thursday 7 January 2010, 05:51:03 PM
When the first division gets called the premier league or premiership
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 7 January 2010, 06:37:00 PM
Fans who moan about change and yet still come back for more...just to moan, it would seem.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 7 January 2010, 06:38:11 PM
It will always be the Premiership to me. Premier League just sounds arrogant and stupid.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Thursday 7 January 2010, 06:38:40 PM
The phrase 'cheeky bid.'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 7 January 2010, 06:39:59 PM
Linesmen and their robotic ways.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 7 January 2010, 06:40:43 PM
People feeling the need to have an opinion on NUFC and football in general, and displaying their total lack of understanding of the game with their s*** opinions.

Woman at work today went 'I think they should make that the starting XI only get paid per week.'

My reply 'To be fair that's a typical opinion from someone who knows f*** all about football'

She didn't like that. She also said that none of our players were doing well, to which my mate replied 'We're top of the league!' and she went 'Argh give over, Its the Championship.'


Basically, I hate her.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Thursday 7 January 2010, 06:42:38 PM
People feeling the need to have an opinion on NUFC and football in general, and displaying their total lack of understanding of the game with their s*** opinions.

Woman at work today went 'I think they should make that the starting XI only get paid per week.'

My reply 'To be fair that's a typical opinion from someone who knows f*** all about football'

She didn't like that. She also said that none of our players were doing well, to which my mate replied 'We're top of the league!' and she went 'Argh give over, Its the Championship.'


Basically, I hate her.

Kill her, kill her with fire.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Thursday 7 January 2010, 07:02:13 PM
People who moan about people moaning on a thread set up specifically for people to moan 
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 7 January 2010, 07:03:35 PM
People who moan about people moaning on a thread set up specifically for people to moan 

Then you wont mind if I have a moan about it then? Or feel free to moan, that's what this thread is for after all. :razz:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Brummiemag on Thursday 7 January 2010, 07:12:54 PM
Fans who moan about change and yet still come back for more...just to moan, it would seem.

Theres plenty wrong with the modern game, a lot of things have changed for the worse, not least the creation of the premier league, not all of us have been brainwashed by the premier league and sky tv bullshit yet

But I love football and I love Newcastle so I will always come back for more.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Thursday 7 January 2010, 07:16:14 PM
People feeling the need to have an opinion on NUFC and football in general, and displaying their total lack of understanding of the game with their s*** opinions.

I sort of feel this whenever I see the call for a "Salary Cap".   Those only work when there is no competition from other leagues and the "capped" league is still the best payer.  Works in NFL and NBA etc but would never work in football where you would have an immediate exodus to Spain or Italy etc
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 7 January 2010, 07:19:14 PM
Fans who moan about change and yet still come back for more...just to moan, it would seem.

Theres plenty wrong with the modern game, a lot of things have changed for the worse, not least the creation of the premier league, not all of us have been brainwashed by the premier league and sky tv bullshit yet

But I love football and I love Newcastle so I will always come back for more.

Im not worthy. Shut up man.

EDIT: Actually, dont. Im just in a s*** mood.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Phil K on Thursday 7 January 2010, 08:13:24 PM
Im not worthy. Shut up man.

EDIT: Actually, dont. Im just in a s*** mood.

You say that as if it's rare.

My own pet hate is "early doors"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 7 January 2010, 08:19:10 PM
Im not worthy. Shut up man.

EDIT: Actually, dont. Im just in a s*** mood.

You say that as if it's rare.

My own pet hate is "early doors"

 :lol: Phil K thinks I'm always in a bad mood: Time to reassess my life.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pie on Friday 8 January 2010, 10:45:48 AM
The phrase 'cheeky bid.'
Must admit that all that too cool for school s*** gets on my wick in general: 'jog on', 'cheeky whatever' (particularly when people as for a 'cheeky vimto' - f***ing toe curling) etc
Makes people look half witted
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ads on Friday 8 January 2010, 12:27:56 PM
'Footy' its footbaarl
People with cameras at the match
People leaving early
Lasses at match with their 'fella' - isnt their ironing to do?
People texting at the match.

Agreed.

And people who notice when the Sky or BBC camera is on them and start waving their arms or hiding behind their mates, clearly not paying attention to the match. Morons.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 16 January 2010, 10:59:45 PM
Might already be here, but the phrase "Saved by the post"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Saturday 16 January 2010, 11:36:12 PM
When players f*** up royally then pretend they got injured in the process to save face.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: brummie on Sunday 17 January 2010, 12:35:00 AM
The word "banter"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 20 January 2010, 11:23:07 PM
Screetchers at matches. Especially when the are on the telly. FFS you sound stupid, Arsenal have one, there was one at the Southampton/Mk Dons game tonight.  :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Wednesday 20 January 2010, 11:28:13 PM
Everything about Liverpool FC.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 21 January 2010, 09:38:13 AM
Managers coming out after games and just talking about the referee.

One, they're not biased, get over it.
Two, your own team is to blame, not the referee.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: quayside on Thursday 21 January 2010, 10:52:16 AM
Hate Andy Gray for a lot of things, but especially when he's on a Gerrard wankfest and starts calling him "Stevie G" or even worse "the skipper"......
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Thursday 21 January 2010, 10:53:49 AM
Probably been mentioned before, so apologies if so, but when a player goes down for an extended period and then has to be stretchered off the pitch, it boils me p*ss to hear fans booing him. Yeah.. I don't think he's playacting anymore...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Thursday 21 January 2010, 08:27:08 PM
"In Rafa we trust"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Friday 22 January 2010, 12:09:17 PM
sam allardyce
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 22 January 2010, 12:19:37 PM
sam allardyce
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 24 January 2010, 09:46:46 AM
How after a defeat, you're not allowed to blame the refereeing performance without being told, "we didn't deserve to get anything because we were s***".

Doesn't matter, if a referee doesn't give obvious decisions and it affects the outcome of the result (which has happened in our last two games and several times last year), the referee is equally to blame.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 24 January 2010, 11:11:29 AM
Sky sports Sunday Suppliment, four gob shytes sitting round a table souting crap about the game like they are the chosen ones.  f*** off man, half what they say you hear in pubs.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr Venkman on Sunday 24 January 2010, 11:26:22 AM
free kick run ups. why the f*** in the last few years have we seen every tom dick and harry doing the rubgy style, measured walk back from the ball and then a couple of side steps? it doesnt make the free kick any better you f***ing tools, they just do it to make it look like they've been practicing!

robbie f***ing savage did it against us
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr Venkman on Sunday 24 January 2010, 11:28:16 AM
How after a defeat, you're not allowed to blame the refereeing performance without being told, "we didn't deserve to get anything because we were s***".

Doesn't matter, if a referee doesn't give obvious decisions and it affects the outcome of the result (which has happened in our last two games and several times last year), the referee is equally to blame.

i dont agree with that last part at all, yes allowances can be made for refs in reviewing the result compared to the performance, but the fact remains if you play better as a team than the people you're playing against, you're gonna win more than you lose regardless of the ref.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr Venkman on Sunday 24 January 2010, 11:31:01 AM
Fans who moan about change and yet still come back for more...just to moan, it would seem.

Theres plenty wrong with the modern game, a lot of things have changed for the worse, not least the creation of the premier league, not all of us have been brainwashed by the premier league and sky tv bullshit yet

But I love football and I love Newcastle so I will always come back for more.

you forgot the F.A. Cup   :pow:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Sunday 24 January 2010, 11:58:01 AM
'to dare is to do' - some Spurs thing which is plastered all over WHL.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:01:56 PM
Stoke City.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:06:13 PM
Corrupt/Blind/Biased/s**** c*** Refs.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:13:27 PM
Dean Whitehead.How the f*** this prick has made a living as a footballer is beyond me.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: maybe_next_year on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:23:10 PM
probably been mentioned before (it should have been)

that towel at stoke.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:32:22 PM
Matt Smith's horrific ties.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Anon on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:38:34 PM
Matt Smith's horrific ties.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mistle17 on Sunday 24 January 2010, 02:39:00 PM
This ridiculous blind faith Liverpool fans have in Benitez. Why?

And just Liverpool FC in general nowadays, honestly can't stand that club.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 24 January 2010, 03:19:35 PM
Dean Whitehead.How the f*** this prick has made a living as a footballer is beyond me.

There's my kiss of death for the season!!How come it doesn't work with our players???
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: 1878 on Sunday 24 January 2010, 03:22:40 PM
Birmingham City FC
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 24 January 2010, 04:49:39 PM
'to dare is to do' - some Spurs thing which is plastered all over WHL.

audere ets facere. Isn't that their motto?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 24 January 2010, 04:58:24 PM
"Nicola Anelka"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 24 January 2010, 05:04:33 PM
"Nicola Anelka"

This is the way his name is pronounced.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 24 January 2010, 05:17:21 PM
"Nicola Anelka"

This is the way his name is pronounced.

I don't like it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Sunday 24 January 2010, 05:22:33 PM
'to dare is to do' - some Spurs thing which is plastered all over WHL.

audere ets facere. Isn't that their motto?

Yes.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 25 January 2010, 03:11:13 PM
This f***ing moron who's doing the transfer patter on SSN (Dharmesh Sheth):

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5256/dharmeshsheth.jpg)

The 'take me seriously' tone of his voice would suggest he's discussing the disaster in Haiti.  But nar, his sources reckon Benjani might go to West Ham.  Just f*** off dickhead, stop taking yourself so seriously.  Honestly man, what a knacker.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 26 January 2010, 02:47:24 PM
"Fee undisclosed"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Tuesday 26 January 2010, 03:44:56 PM
"Fee undisclosed"

Sometimes it's better not knowing what the team have shelled out, if the player is crap.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 26 January 2010, 06:43:50 PM
'......would p*ss all over this league.' or words to that effect.

Fair enough, but it's back handed considering this league is f***ing s****, and our aim is to get out of it as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Shak on Saturday 26 June 2010, 04:42:01 PM
Teams taking off one of their best players late in a game when they're only a goal up and an equaliser would send it to extra time.

That means you, Uruguay!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Saturday 26 June 2010, 04:53:48 PM
When players who are on a hat trick get subbed.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 26 June 2010, 04:58:32 PM
When teams are chasing a goal and they bring on like for like.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 26 June 2010, 05:49:42 PM
When teams are chasing a goal and they bring on like for like.

:thup:

Need a goal? Throw on two or three extra strikers.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Merseyside Mag on Saturday 26 June 2010, 06:03:21 PM
TBH, football on a whole at the moment is starting to anoy me on every level. The only thing that sort of makes me happy about football is 'underdogs' and that only happens every blue moon and in the FA Cup. And Blackpool getting to the premier league, eventhough sadly, they will prob be relagated with a small number of points.

As has been said on numourous occasions, the biasness towards the top 4 clubs, and how decisions always seem to go their way. But hey, that just must be a coincidence, no?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Saturday 26 June 2010, 07:20:08 PM
biasness? :lol:

Agree to an extent though. Getting more and more disillusioned with the game every season tbh. :(
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Saturday 26 June 2010, 07:27:18 PM
FIFA claiming they are trying to stamp out, diving/play acting then doing nothing significant to stamp it out. If your that bothered hand out bans to frequentl offenders. Although Portugal would have to call up a new side I suppose.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Merseyside Mag on Saturday 26 June 2010, 07:49:06 PM
biasness? :lol:

Agree to an extent though. Getting more and more disillusioned with the game every season tbh. :(

Haha, i honestly thought that was a word. If not i would like to get it into the dictionary, like bouncebackability.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Monday 28 June 2010, 09:21:35 AM
FIFA claiming they are trying to stamp out, diving/play acting then doing nothing significant to stamp it out. If your that bothered hand out bans to frequentl offenders. Although Portugal would have to call up a new side I suppose.

It's getting ridiculous now, it's getting to the point where I'm not enjoying watching matches.

The way players collapse to the floor when a hand goes across their body is pathetic. We may as well just say we're in a non-contact sport and be done with it. You should only fall over when it's physically impossible to stay up... simple as that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 28 June 2010, 11:54:49 AM
Stats.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 28 June 2010, 07:55:57 PM
This Africa United thing at this WC. I'm fine with African solidarity, but Nigerians supporting Ghana is a bigger national disgrace than email scams. It is like NUFC throwing themselves behind SAFC  in a CL campaign. supporting our biggest rival because our own didn't do the job. Ghana are the team I would least like to win. It is there national pasttime to yab Nigerians. Much like Sunderland, I didn't hear anything from them the first 16 years of my life, but they have been a constant prescence since 2006, multiplying like bacteria. I hope Uruguay score G-h-a-n-a on Friday. 5-0.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Shak on Monday 28 June 2010, 07:58:38 PM
This Africa United thing at this WC. I'm fine with African solidarity, but Nigerians supporting Ghana is a bigger national disgrace than email scams. It is like NUFC throwing themselves behind SAFC  in a CL campaign. supporting our biggest rival because our own didn't do the job. Ghana are the team I would least like to win. It is there national pasttime to yab Nigerians. Much like Sunderland, I didn't hear anything from them the first 16 years of my life, but they have been a constant prescence since 2006, multiplying like bacteria. I hope Uruguay score G-h-a-n-a on Friday. 5-0.

One for ample samples that. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Monday 28 June 2010, 08:01:07 PM
I like the 'bigger national disgrace than email scams' bit. :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 28 June 2010, 08:25:46 PM
Clive Tyldesley
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Monday 28 June 2010, 09:05:49 PM
How the loudest cheers for the World Cup have been when they announce the attendance, even more so when its rarely full.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: 1878 on Monday 28 June 2010, 10:17:31 PM
People confusing Slovenia & Slovakia all the time in this World Cup. Mongs.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 07:19:32 PM
How it seems to take an age to find out the score when you turn on radio commentary, but they seem to mention it every 30secs when you already know.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ameritoon on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 07:21:04 PM
Sepp Blatter and Jack Warner, like everyone else.

This rejection of technology makes then even worse.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 07:21:28 PM
England.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 07:38:18 PM
Lucio. A huge fantastic centre back, built like an ox, loves a physical battle, goes down like he's been shot for the smallest touch.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 07:39:08 PM
How it seems to take an age to find out the score when you turn on radio commentary, but they seem to mention it every 30secs when you already know.

:lol: Great shout.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 09:01:32 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 09:02:25 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.

Merelshhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 09:02:27 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.

I'd rather that than Lawrenson's pronounciation of David Villa.  He'll be calling him Dave next.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 09:04:57 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.

Merelshhhhhhhhh

:snod: +  ZZAMBAROTTAA
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 10:09:47 PM
When brazil play and the commentators insist on using the phrase 'carnival atmosphere'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 10:11:21 PM
Players being dicks towards ballboys or staff around the pitch.

Was thinking that watching the tennis earlier.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 10:17:40 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.
They only do that with the Latin and East European names. They really could try a bit harder with African ones. :lol: Makes me cringe the way they say some.

One that annoys me an inordinate amount is when they show images of people in the crowd during international tournaments and they are extremely nervous or depressed until they notice they are on television and start jumping and dancing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 10:20:46 PM
Speaking of which, that is one of my pet... loves?

The way they immediately turn the broadcast to something else as soon as the fan being highlighted notices themselves on the big screen. We must only display these people in their natural habitat! Quick turn away the purity of the moment has been tainted!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 July 2010, 02:06:35 PM
This Africa United thing at this WC. I'm fine with African solidarity, but Nigerians supporting Ghana is a bigger national disgrace than email scams. It is like NUFC throwing themselves behind SAFC  in a CL campaign. supporting our biggest rival because our own didn't do the job. Ghana are the team I would least like to win. It is there national pasttime to yab Nigerians. Much like Sunderland, I didn't hear anything from them the first 16 years of my life, but they have been a constant prescence since 2006, multiplying like bacteria. I hope Uruguay score G-h-a-n-a on Friday. 5-0.

I've been saying this for weeks, is the whole of Africa really behind Ghana? Seems a bit patronising to me... it would be a bit like all Europeans getting behind Germany, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 1 July 2010, 02:10:16 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.
They only do that with the Latin and East European names. They really could try a bit harder with African ones. :lol: Makes me cringe the way they say some.

One that annoys me an inordinate amount is when they show images of people in the crowd during international tournaments and they are extremely nervous or depressed until they notice they are on television and start jumping and dancing.

Yeah noticed that a few times, would love someone on the big screen to say "get that f***ing camera out me face"  :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Thursday 1 July 2010, 02:13:48 PM
Like Heinze?  :D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 3 July 2010, 12:38:49 PM
When players shake hands with the referee, when they are trying to waste time and are getting substituted
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:28:40 PM
When players appeal to the ref, when it would be massively advantageous for them to play on. Players quickly hitting the ball off an opposition player deliberately when taking a free kick, to claim that they weren't 10 yards, and get them a yellow card.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:29:41 PM
When players appeal to the ref, when it would be massively advantageous for them to play on. Players quickly hitting the ball off an opposition player deliberately when taking a free kick, to claim that they weren't 10 yards, and get them a yellow card.

Like when Laurent Robert got sent off against Arsenal.  :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:33:09 PM
When players appeal to the ref, when it would be massively advantageous for them to play on. Players quickly hitting the ball off an opposition player deliberately when taking a free kick, to claim that they weren't 10 yards, and get them a yellow card.

Like when Laurent Robert got sent off against Arsenal.  :angry:

That's exactly the example I had in mind, aye.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:34:33 PM
My dad's biggest football pet hate is quick free kicks. No idea why. He reckons they should all be played to the whistle.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:36:43 PM
My dad's biggest football pet hate is quick free kicks. No idea why. He reckons they should all be played to the whistle.

I can see what he means, keep them all formulaic. But I'd have it the other way, f*** when the ref is ready. If he wants to have a word with a player, do it at a more convenient time.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Antigalican on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:44:20 PM
Stupidly coloured boots.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:44:50 PM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:49:52 PM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.

Hahaha, he sounds like my dad (all dads). I think mine is still officials getting things so desperately wrong. It's the powerlessness in the face of having your team orchestrate something they have practiced for months, and executed perfectly, only to have it f***ed up by the Stevie Wonder Tribute Band.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: chris on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:51:14 PM
When players dive and do about 10 rolls and grab there leg as if it is going to fall off.And my other is when players get drop"t or dive the get up and start doing all this showing the card stuff to try and get a player book"t
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Antigalican on Saturday 3 July 2010, 01:56:26 PM
Oh and stewards.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 02:03:34 PM
Stewards?  :undecided:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 3 July 2010, 03:55:06 PM
People wanting to change the rules.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 3 July 2010, 03:57:22 PM
People peddling this "the Germans are all actually foreign" nonsense.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ameritoon on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:02:15 PM
Commentators trying too hard to pronounce foreign names 'authentically', as though they're foreign themselves. You're not. Stop it, dickhead.
They only do that with the Latin and East European names. They really could try a bit harder with African ones. :lol: Makes me cringe the way they say some.

One that annoys me an inordinate amount is when they show images of people in the crowd during international tournaments and they are extremely nervous or depressed until they notice they are on television and start jumping and dancing.

Yes, seriously. Yesterday, after Brazil lost they showed two fans, who immediately jumped around and smiled when they were on TV.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:04:40 PM
People peddling this "the Germans are all actually foreign" nonsense.

They are all foreign. :pow:

You're right though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:04:42 PM
I don't like it when they do that, but then if it's people who are already happy, and then notice they're on camera, and the camera immediately cuts. It seems a bit cruel.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:06:01 PM
I liked the English bloke who just shrugged his shoulders at the camera and said 'why?'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:08:45 PM
Stupidly coloured boots.

Julio Cesar's stupid baggy clown shorts that come down below his knees.  Oh, and wearing a turtle neck and short sleeves.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:10:05 PM
I liked the English bloke who just shrugged his shoulders at the camera and said 'why?'

That was when Heskey was being brought on, wasn't it?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:14:40 PM
Football measurements in metric units. Who uses metres for f***'s sake?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 July 2010, 04:18:17 PM
Football measurements in metric units. Who uses metres for f***'s sake?

Pretty much everyone but the English isn't it?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Robster on Saturday 3 July 2010, 08:15:20 PM
Dickhead commentators like Mark f***ing Bright who add "When the ball was kicked" to the phrase "I dont think he was offside".
A player can hardly be offside when the ball is not kicked or 10 seconds after.
f*** off.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 3 July 2010, 08:20:12 PM
Dickhead commentators like Mark f***ing Bright who add "When the ball was kicked" to the phrase "I dont think he was offside".
A player can hardly be offside when the ball is not kicked or 10 seconds after.
f*** off.

:lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 3 July 2010, 08:28:51 PM
Dickhead Mark f***ing Bright. f*** off.

FYP
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Thespence on Saturday 3 July 2010, 08:40:40 PM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.

Mine on similar tip, when one of the back four has the ball & not a oppo player near & out of nowhere a midfielder comes hurtling back to collect the ball. Why?!?!? Hold your f***ing position, move into space & you might get the ball in the opposition half rather than collecting on the edge of your own 18 yard box.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 3 July 2010, 08:41:53 PM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.

Mine on similar tip, when one of the back four has the ball & not a oppo player near & out of nowhere a midfielder comes hurtling back to collect the ball. Why?!?!? Hold your f***ing position, move into space & you might get the ball in the opposition half rather than collecting on the edge of your own 18 yard box.

Or just Alan Smith. :thup:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 4 July 2010, 05:00:33 PM
This came roaring to the fore last night - pundits and commentators misunderstanding the penalty encroachment law.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: NJS on Sunday 4 July 2010, 05:43:37 PM
Cheating being so ingrained that even when you're 20 seconds away from winning a quarter final of the world cup, you still demand that an opposing player be sent off for what is obviously an accidental boot in someone's face.


Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 4 July 2010, 05:59:43 PM
Players falling over when they've been "fouled", and clutch the ball to make it suddenly seem more convincing. Drives me mad.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 4 July 2010, 06:01:13 PM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.
Mine too.

Many a time watching Newcastle you can hear cries of 'FORWAHD MAN FORWAHD!'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 4 July 2010, 06:58:04 PM
Players falling over when they've been "fouled", and clutch the ball to make it suddenly seem more convincing. Drives me mad.

This, but when they have been fouled and before the ref blows the whistle they hold the ball on the floor. Ermm that should be a booking for deliberate handball! Twa*
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Sunday 4 July 2010, 10:08:50 PM
A penalty being called a 'pen'.

It's not like it's difficult to say. nothing more annoying than Merson crying: 'Pen...he's got a pen!'

Oh and Paul Merson but I'm sure I've already mentioned him at least twice in this thread.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 4 July 2010, 10:12:31 PM
Overuse of the word 'unlucky'. A player hits the woodwork, it's automatically "unlucky". No, it was close and most likely a good attempt, but how does it make it unlucky?

Also, pretty sure it's been mentioned; commentators/pundits who praise a shot just because it was on target. "At least he tested the keeper". No, the whole point of football is to get the ball beyond the keeper, hence I'd be more pleased with a player from my team missing just beyond the far post for example, than whacking it straight at the keeper. "He made the keeper make a save", I don't give a flying f***!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Sunday 4 July 2010, 10:14:33 PM
"unlucky".....i'm massivlt guilty of overusing that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 4 July 2010, 10:26:18 PM
This came roaring to the fore last night - pundits and commentators misunderstanding the penalty encroachment law.

Because of the D?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 5 July 2010, 02:11:57 AM
I use Unlucky a lot. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I hardly ever hear any one say 'hard to bare' anymore. I might bring it back.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Monday 5 July 2010, 09:08:41 AM
Football measurements in metric units. Who uses metres for f***'s sake?
Everyone with a bit of sense :aww:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Monday 5 July 2010, 09:29:59 AM
Nah not the D, the other night they were showing a few kicks and saying this and that should have been taken again regardless of who the encroaching was by. If the attacker scores you don't make him take it again because the defending centre half is in the box.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Monday 5 July 2010, 09:56:24 AM
A penalty being called a 'pen'.

It's not like it's difficult to say. nothing more annoying than Merson crying: 'Pen...he's got a pen!'

Oh and Paul Merson but I'm sure I've already mentioned him at least twice in this thread.

(http://www.idrottsforum.org/features/oddner/hairpics/waddle_eng68.jpg)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Monday 5 July 2010, 10:10:00 AM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.
Mine too.

Many a time watching Newcastle you can hear cries of 'FORWAHD MAN FORWAHD!'

One of my pet hates is people not understanding that football is about protecting possession as much as about getting it forward. Especially evident during the World Cup when the non-fans come out of the woodwork.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: LesPaul on Thursday 22 July 2010, 09:57:37 PM
Landon Donovan
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: malandro on Thursday 22 July 2010, 10:38:39 PM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.
Mine too.

Many a time watching Newcastle you can hear cries of 'FORWAHD MAN FORWAHD!'

One of my pet hates is people not understanding that football is about protecting possession as much as about getting it forward. Especially evident during the World Cup when the non-fans come out of the woodwork.
Surely it’s about scoring more goals than the opposition, be that 1-0 or 3-2. How a team goes about this is matter of choice not right and wrong. Wimbledon won the FA Cup (which on a relative scale is a greater achievement than Spain winning the World Cup)and they didn’t give a s*** about retaining possession.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 23 July 2010, 12:16:06 AM
Actually, I tell a lie. My dad's biggest football pet hate is when team play it around their back four. Drives him mental.
Mine too.

Many a time watching Newcastle you can hear cries of 'FORWAHD MAN FORWAHD!'

One of my pet hates is people not understanding that football is about protecting possession as much as about getting it forward. Especially evident during the World Cup when the non-fans come out of the woodwork.
Surely it’s about scoring more goals than the opposition, be that 1-0 or 3-2. How a team goes about this is matter of choice not right and wrong. Wimbledon won the FA Cup (which on a relative scale is a greater achievement than Spain winning the World Cup)and they didn’t give a s*** about retaining possession.

Yep, that's what I said, "as much as".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 23 July 2010, 01:27:53 AM
Football measurements in metric units. Who uses metres for f***'s sake?
Everyone with a bit of sense :aww:

95% of the world's population.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Friday 23 July 2010, 03:04:20 AM
Football measurements in metric units. Who uses metres for f***'s sake?
Everyone with a bit of sense :aww:

95% of the world's population.
If you don't like our country get off out message boards  :lol:
/forum xenophobia
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 23 July 2010, 03:16:57 AM
The chant 'who are ya?' when the other team is from a higher league.....and 3-0 up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Decky on Friday 23 July 2010, 04:25:17 AM
The amount of European spots in England is a bit of a pet hate of mine these days. Its a bit s*** how Liverpool for example, finished 7th last year and have European football this season. Any team who is closer to 10th than 1st shouldnt be anywhere near Europe. I understand how teams in 6th and 7th get into Europe and im not sure how you could keep the league at 5 places and still allow teams to get through via the cup, but surely there must be an alternative to SEVEN English teams in Europe?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 23 July 2010, 04:28:37 AM
The amount of European spots in England is a bit of a pet hate of mine these days. Its a bit s*** how Liverpool for example, finished 7th last year and have European football this season. Any team who is closer to 10th than 1st shouldnt be anywhere near Europe. I understand how teams in 6th and 7th get into Europe and im not sure how you could keep the league at 5 places and still allow teams to get through via the cup, but surely there must be an alternative to SEVEN English teams in Europe?

I still think the Champions League should really just be the league winners (and perhaps main cup winners) of all European nations. Obviously the smaller nation champions would need to go through qualifiers to make sure it's just 32 teams in it.

Shame it won't happen since no big teams = no big money.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: gazza ladra on Friday 23 July 2010, 09:05:28 AM
Landon Donovan

I was actually relieved when he finally just f***ed off south to play in Los Angeles. It's kind of a hard when you can't stand your club's best player (San Jose, in this case) Now, if only he'd p*ss off to Mexico to play for El Tri then I can really hate without reservation.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 23 July 2010, 09:25:39 AM
The amount of European spots in England is a bit of a pet hate of mine these days. Its a bit s*** how Liverpool for example, finished 7th last year and have European football this season. Any team who is closer to 10th than 1st shouldnt be anywhere near Europe. I understand how teams in 6th and 7th get into Europe and im not sure how you could keep the league at 5 places and still allow teams to get through via the cup, but surely there must be an alternative to SEVEN English teams in Europe?

I still think the Champions League should really just be the league winners (and perhaps main cup winners) of all European nations. Obviously the smaller nation champions would need to go through qualifiers to make sure it's just 32 teams in it.

Shame it won't happen since no big teams = no big money.

Totally agree, also the Europa League should be completely separate and not allow the Champions League failures in.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 23 July 2010, 09:42:38 AM
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Seeing a grown man (a fit sportsman at that) go down like a child screaming or just rolling around when they've just had a nudge or less or more. FFS...be a man and have some fecking dignity.

Commenators, co commentators and pudits saying "well there was contact, so its a pen"  even tho the contact is minimal and the player chucks himself on the deck cos an arm was rubbed up against him.

Of course there will be contact, players have to try and regain possesion from the opposign team, players will rub up against each other.

This also brings me on to refs who dont seem to understand the basics of physics.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 23 July 2010, 09:43:45 AM
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Seeing a grown man (a fit sportsman at that) go down like a child screaming or just rolling around when they've just had a nudge or less or more. FFS...be a man and have some fecking dignity.

Commenators, co commentators and pudits saying "well there was contact, so its a pen"  even tho the contact is minimal and the player chucks himself on the deck cos an arm was rubbed up against him.

Of course there will be contact, players have to try and regain possesion from the opposign team, players will rub up against each other.

This also brings me on to refs who dont seem to understand the basics of physics.


Commentators have adapted far too easily to the new era of diving and cheating... they seem to just expect it now, and support the players doing it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 23 July 2010, 09:47:38 AM
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Seeing a grown man (a fit sportsman at that) go down like a child screaming or just rolling around when they've just had a nudge or less or more. FFS...be a man and have some fecking dignity.

Commenators, co commentators and pudits saying "well there was contact, so its a pen"  even tho the contact is minimal and the player chucks himself on the deck cos an arm was rubbed up against him.

Of course there will be contact, players have to try and regain possesion from the opposign team, players will rub up against each other.

This also brings me on to refs who dont seem to understand the basics of physics.


Commentators have adapted far too easily to the new era of diving and cheating... they seem to just expect it now, and support the players doing it.

Aye they do, its almost as if they demand a penalty if anybody rubs against each other in the box.  Like if a winger makes a break in the box from the flank and the full back tracks him, a good old palyer v player tussle...the winger goes down and someone like Motson gets an isntant penalty erection .  Despite the whole crowd and the viewing public seeing that it was just shoulder to shoulder and the defender won out.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 23 July 2010, 12:14:24 PM
It's hardly a revelation is it? That footballers are puffs :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 23 July 2010, 01:48:49 PM
It's hardly a revelation is it? That footballers are puffs :lol:

In the history of the game, it's very recent.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 23 July 2010, 01:51:24 PM
Didn't Pearce break his leg and try to run it off? :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Friday 23 July 2010, 02:10:47 PM
Teams wearing away/ change strips when their home colours wouldn't clash anyway.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Friday 23 July 2010, 02:22:22 PM
Teams wearing away/ change strips when their home colours wouldn't clash anyway.

Agreed. The worst example of which was when we wore that sky blue away ensemble in the Wear-Tyne derby under Fat Sam, f***ing mental decision that was.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GeordieAce on Friday 23 July 2010, 02:26:57 PM
Commentators blatant bias towards the top 4. 'Take a bow son, I mean that, take a bow'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: toonlass on Friday 23 July 2010, 02:44:29 PM
Its been said before and it will be said again, women who shriek at the football. For f***s sake its a football match not a JLS concert you f***ing girly girl!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Friday 23 July 2010, 03:31:31 PM
Mark van Bommel.


Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: geordiedean on Friday 23 July 2010, 04:23:07 PM
Paul Merson on soccer saturday continuously referring to a throw in as a THROW ON FFS you have played the game and ou still cant get simple terminology right you drunken drugged up inbred cockney fuckwit!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 23 July 2010, 04:31:00 PM
It's hardly a revelation is it? That footballers are puffs :lol:
I don't really think most are. They deal with a good amount of physical abuse and punishment. The diving and feigning injury make them look quite soft, but generaly football is a rather panful sport.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 23 July 2010, 06:56:08 PM
It's hardly a revelation is it? That footballers are puffs :lol:
I don't really think most are. They deal with a good amount of physical abuse and punishment. The diving and feigning injury make them look quite soft, but generaly football is a rather panful sport.

Watching Newcastle is certainly painful to watch, at times.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: malandro on Friday 23 July 2010, 10:05:51 PM
Quote
Seeing a grown man (a fit sportsman at that) go down like a child screaming or just rolling around when they've just had a nudge or less or more. FFS...be a man and have some fecking dignity.

Commenators, co commentators and pudits saying "well there was contact, so its a pen"  even tho the contact is minimal and the player chucks himself on the deck cos an arm was rubbed up against him.

Of course there will be contact, players have to try and regain possesion from the opposign team, players will rub up against each other.

This also brings me on to refs who dont seem to understand the basics of physics.


Commentators have adapted far too easily to the new era of diving and cheating... they seem to just expect it now, and support the players doing it.
True, they also offer different views on almost identical events depending on who is playing. For example, if Rooney misses from five yards out he ‘did brilliantly to get in goal scoring opportunity’ and ‘was unlucky not to find the net’. Whereas if Shola missed from five yards it would be ‘he really should have scored from there’
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Sunday 8 August 2010, 05:14:36 PM
'He has ice running through his veins.'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 8 August 2010, 05:53:47 PM
Sky Sports News feels like it's drifting towards Sky News at the moment, i.e. crap. Admittedly I'm putting this in here mainly because it's buggering off of Freeview, but its smug view of itself continues to sharpen.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mistle17 on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:00:07 PM
Monday Night Football.

I hate the sight of those smug t***s- Keys and Gray- spouting more Sky propaganda about the 'best league' in the world as we tune in to watch Man Utd thrash Stoke. Can't stand the idea of that shitty little MNF set up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:08:59 PM
It's football, i can look beyond the packaging.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Foluwashola on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:10:49 PM
Monday Night Football.

I hate the sight of those smug t***s- Keys and Gray- spouting more Sky propaganda about the 'best league' in the world as we tune in to watch Man Utd thrash Stoke Newcastle. Can't stand the idea of that shitty little MNF set up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:20:57 PM
It's football, i can look beyond the packaging.

Mmhmm, but the packaging is still getting worse IMO.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:24:44 PM
As opposed to the player going down easily to win a penalty, I hate it when a player is clearly fouled but stays on his feet being honest, gets feck all from the ref. Start giving penalties here and players might be encouraged to try and not to go to ground knowing he'll get the award of a penalty anyway.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:29:04 PM
Players going down way too easily, time wasting, blatant cheating. The lot just really riles me.

Sheffield United were going at a snails pace after Cardiff equalised today and it was f***ing me right off. The goalkeeper walking to get a ball, then taking it to the other side of his area to take the goal kick. The Sheff United boss made one player go to the furthest point away from the dugout and then subbed him two seconds later - the referees don't do anything about it and it's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:29:37 PM
As opposed to the player going down easily to win a penalty, I hate it when a player is clearly fouled but stays on his feet being honest, gets feck all from the ref. Start giving penalties here and players might be encouraged to try and not to go to ground knowing he'll get the award of a penalty anyway.

:thup:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:33:02 PM
As opposed to the player going down easily to win a penalty, I hate it when a player is clearly fouled but stays on his feet being honest, gets feck all from the ref. Start giving penalties here and players might be encouraged to try and not to go to ground knowing he'll get the award of a penalty anyway.

:thup:

I agree, but this happens very rarely. Diving is a much, much bigger problem.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Quiché on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:38:15 PM
Stan Collymore on talk sport I cant stand the bloody bloke
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:48:34 PM
the whole paul scholes love in that was on earlier and their gentle treatment of his complete inability to tackle
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 8 August 2010, 06:49:16 PM
I think he talks a lot of sense.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Sunday 8 August 2010, 07:22:55 PM
I think he talks a lot of sense.

:lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: kane2005 on Sunday 8 August 2010, 08:28:51 PM
Not so much of a pet hate but something which was pretty silly on our behalf yesterday and annoys the f*** out of me:

Singing Celtic songs . . . why?

Also , empty seats song at a friendly when we had 16,000 against one of Europes biggest?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 8 August 2010, 09:44:45 PM
Probs bindun, but the fact that Chris Waddle has been in the game for donkeys and still pronounces the term as a 'pelanty shootout.' Howeh Chris man...  :nope:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Sunday 8 August 2010, 09:58:28 PM
When the ball is gently trundling out of play for a throw-in and the linesman has got time to get in place and signal but lets the ball go past him without stopping it so play can restart quicker. All he has to do is just stop it on the line with his foot rather than wait for the player to go running past him and get it.

I know it's not his job to do it but it annoys me, especially when there's only a few minutes left and a team are chasing the game.  :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Sunday 8 August 2010, 10:03:04 PM
When the ball is gently trundling out of play for a throw-in and the linesman has got time to get in place and signal but lets the ball go past him without stopping it so play can restart quicker. All he has to do is just stop it on the line with his foot rather than wait for the player to go running past him and get it.

I know it's not his job to do it but it annoys me, especially when there's only a few minutes left and a team are chasing the game.  :lol:

Referee training 101 - Don't do a favour to one team when you may not be able to do it each time. Stop one ball, then why not the next. Why stop their ball but not our ball etc.  And as you put it....it's not their job  :D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 8 August 2010, 10:48:40 PM
Milner's goal last season vs. Hull is a good example of why outside forces should not interfere when the ball is out into touch. A team can benefit greatly from a quick throwin.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: morgs on Sunday 8 August 2010, 10:54:23 PM
If it wasn't for the post it would have gone in. Happens every motd
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 8 August 2010, 11:01:36 PM
If it wasn't for the post, the nets would have no support and it would be very difficult to decipher whether balls that cross the line should be awarded as goals or goal kicks.

It reminds me of when we used to play football on the wall, tbh. Similar problems.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: morgs on Sunday 8 August 2010, 11:16:44 PM
I forgot the commentator but it is the same one saying it 90% of the time
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: BONTEMPI on Sunday 8 August 2010, 11:27:06 PM
The commentator on itv charity shield highlights just gets off on anything man u, hate him.

"Hard to believe van der sar is 40, he's like a child gathering sweets" 

And all the usual scholes and rooney drivel.

What a prick, need to get these sycophants off our screens
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: brummie on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 09:33:36 AM
Did anyone hear Dave Jones on TalkSport this morning?

Without a doubt the worst outbreak of spurious "the football club" mentions EVER. Even beating Sammy Lee.

I counted at least 7 or 8 uses of it in one sentence.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 09:34:26 AM
A child gathering sweets? What does that even mean?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 09:35:36 AM
Commentators blatant bias towards the top 4. 'Take a bow son, I mean that, take a bow'

yep. does my heed in too
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 09:36:09 AM
The new Sky Sports News advert is absolutely doing my box in. Even more so as it seems to be on sky channels every f***ing ad break.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mattypnufc on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 09:36:47 AM
Football pundits lauging and joking about Paul Scholes inability to tackle, after slating our criminal for a similar tackle.  Blatant outright bias.

Infact, football f***ing pundits in general.  Especially ones that have never even set foot on a pitch.  Oh and those that slate managers/etc when they have not attempted managing a team. 

f***s me off royally. 
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 09:38:03 AM
Joey Barton 'deliberately goes out to injure players'.

Paul Scholes has never been able to tackle, the cheeky scamp. :iamatwat:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 10:08:27 AM
The BBC citing w*** like 'caughtoffside.com' and 'imscouting.com' on their gossip pages. I know the tabloids can hardly be described as reliable themselves and the pages are intended to simply be a roundup of what's being said rather than actual content, but putting two-bit rumour sites like that on there is so f***ing amatuer.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 10:12:13 AM
The BBC citing w*** like 'caughtoffside.com' and 'imscouting.com' on their gossip pages. I know the tabloids can hardly be described as reliable themselves and the pages are intended to simply be a roundup of what's being said rather than actual content, but putting two-bit rumour sites like that on there is so f***ing amatuer.

Journalism is dead Dave, it's a fact. Nowadays seven or eight papers reporting a story is as much value as one, because they're just reprinting what they read on someone else's blog... or quoting another journo saying he 'understands' something to be happening.

it's madness that these people are professionals.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 10:12:17 AM
Joey Barton 'deliberately goes out to injure players'.

Paul Scholes has never been able to tackle, the cheeky scamp. :iamatwat:
paul scholes is reckless but i wouldn't say he goes out deliberatly injure players regularly.......unlike lee cattermole (whom i had very high hopes for when i first seen him as he ran the entire game for boro against us) , i can't remember the last time i seen him play when he didn't deliberatly try to injure someone.




also on football pet hates......nicknames as names on the back of shirts, not the fans but players,chicarito when his names hernandez,hulk for crying out bloody sodding loud.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 10:31:37 AM
SSN is definately boiling my p*ss at the minute like. The HD advert where Georgie finishes that other c***s sentance is the icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 10:41:46 AM
Barton and Smith do get far too harshly treated for relatively minor fouls. There were a couple against Man Utd for sure.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 12:23:06 PM
Might have been mentioned but commentators referring to certain players by their first names as if they're best buddies. Like when they were talking extensively about "Joe's" challenge & sending off the other day before our match.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Shak on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 12:35:57 PM
What's class about the new Sky Sports News ad is that they've basically filmed and screened an ad that is basically them saying "Look what a bunch of miserable c***s we are!"

They're taking Sky Sports News off Freeview, I'm not sure why they're so keen to make a big deal about that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Novocastrian on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 12:39:18 PM

The fact every b****** thing from clothes pegs to pent houses uses football's popularity to try sell it. This phenomenon is always heightened during World Cup months.

The worst offenders are the 'Gran picks up the remote control, goes round the coffee table, in between two chairs lays it off to the dog' type adverts and the

'I'm going for a solid 4-4-2: two pieces of bacon, with two commanding sausages in the middle, two defensive boiled eggs in midfield with a couple of tricky slices of toast on each wing etc'.

Just f*** off.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 12:58:10 PM
What's class about the new Sky Sports News ad is that they've basically filmed and screened an ad that is basically them saying "Look what a bunch of miserable c***s we are!"

They're taking Sky Sports News off Freeview, I'm not sure why they're so keen to make a big deal about that.

"We're Sky and we're f***ing you off because we can. Please come and pay us money to watch something you've been able to watch for free for a number of years now..." :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Wednesday 18 August 2010, 01:01:17 PM
Joey Barton 'deliberately goes out to injure players'.

Along these lines, Joey Barton getting booked for a foul that another player wouldn't get booked for.

Nani's reaction on Monday f***ed me right off, the commentators acting as if he'd shot Nani in the face, got his cock out and proceded to slap him about with it for a bit. Then, a Man U player made exactly the same challenge and Alan f***ing f*** face Smith said "Ah, he's unlucky there" :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 19 August 2010, 06:52:45 PM
Teams working all season to qualify for Europe, only to play a reserve team once they actually get there.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Merseyside Mag on Thursday 19 August 2010, 07:04:23 PM
Teams working all season to qualify for Europe, only to play a reserve team once they actually get there.

Aston Villa last/2 seasons ago. That anoyed the hell out of me. They wern't even botherd when they lost. Thank god we had Fulham last year.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: gazza ladra on Thursday 19 August 2010, 10:31:50 PM
Joey Barton 'deliberately goes out to injure players'.

Along these lines, Joey Barton getting booked for a foul that another player wouldn't get booked for.

Nani's reaction on Monday f***ed me right off, the commentators acting as if he'd shot Nani in the face, got his cock out and proceded to slap him about with it for a bit. Then, a Man U player made exactly the same challenge and Alan f***ing f*** face Smith said "Ah, he's unlucky there" :angry:

<---  See pic stage left.  We'll be seeing Barton's WTF expression a lot this season.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Thursday 19 August 2010, 10:53:11 PM
Teams working all season to qualify for Europe, only to play a reserve team once they actually get there.

Aye. Can't wait until 1 day we're back in the Waffa.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 20 August 2010, 12:12:57 AM
When there's a half decent Premiership match and the commentator starts bleating on about how "Matches like this are why the Premier League is the best in the World!" I think it only happens in England. It may have been a fine match, but no one makes these kinds of exclamations when Stoke and Blackburn play to a hard-fought draw. I'll make my opinion for myself.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 20 August 2010, 12:37:16 AM
That's the extreme, to be fair.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 20 August 2010, 07:50:34 AM
Jamie Redknapp.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Decky on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:26:39 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:28:24 AM
Might have been mentioned but commentators referring to certain players by their first names as if they're best buddies. Like when they were talking extensively about "Joe's" challenge & sending off the other day before our match.

Ron Atkinson used to be bad for that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:28:27 AM
How in Britain we supposedly hate the term soccer being used, and yet we have "Soccer Saturday" and "Soccer AM".

Remember The Face being a guest on Soccer AM being confused saying something like, "I was told before I came to the UK to call soccer, "football", and then I came on this show I'm confused".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:35:56 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:

Aye :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:38:30 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:

Never?   :lol: :lol:


Its just football lads, talk about it but you dont need loads of fancy s***. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:40:45 AM
Best thing you can do with football coverage is probably switch it on 2 minutes before the game, and off 2 minutes after.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 20 August 2010, 09:41:03 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:

Never?   :lol: :lol:


Its just football lads, talk about it but you dont need loads of fancy s***. :lol:

and that attitude is exactly why English football is in the doldrums.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 20 August 2010, 10:11:16 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:

Never?   :lol: :lol:


Its just football lads, talk about it but you dont need loads of fancy s***. :lol:

and that attitude is exactly why English football is in the doldrums.

My attidude ?

 :lol:

Football is in the duldrums because its spent itself out and most of the teams in the prem tend not to play open and interesting football.

We dont need fancy men in suits telling us how the game should be played with an ipad in their hands  :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: secteur2010 on Friday 20 August 2010, 10:13:00 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:

Never?   :lol: :lol:


Its just football lads, talk about it but you dont need loads of fancy s***. :lol:

and that attitude is exactly why English football is in the doldrums.

My attidude ?

 :lol:

Football is in the duldrums because its spent itself out and most of the teams in the prem tend not to play open and interesting football.

We dont need fancy men in suits telling us how the game should be played with an ipad in their hands  :lol:


Tend to agree here. How f***ing galling is it seeing Andy Grey ponsing around? t***!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 20 August 2010, 10:30:59 AM
Seen Monday Night Football the other night for the first time in ages. It is absolutely horrific! Walking around the studio with iPads ffs :lol:

Never?   :lol: :lol:


Its just football lads, talk about it but you dont need loads of fancy s***. :lol:

and that attitude is exactly why English football is in the doldrums.

My attidude ?

 :lol:

Football is in the duldrums because its spent itself out and most of the teams in the prem tend not to play open and interesting football.

We dont need fancy men in suits telling us how the game should be played with an ipad in their hands  :lol:


Tend to agree here. How f***ing galling is it seeing Andy Grey ponsing around? t***!

Better football on the pitch and a more open game played by all teams would lift it out the duldrums, not men in suits ponsoning about a studio with ipads.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Friday 20 August 2010, 12:32:23 PM
'You've got your Gerrards and you Lampards and your Terrys.'

f*** off.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ocho on Friday 20 August 2010, 12:36:20 PM
'You've got your Gerrards and you Lampards and your Terrys.'

f*** off.

Sounds like a Souness quote
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Saturday 21 August 2010, 12:44:34 PM
SHUT UP ABOUT THE KOP PHIL THOMPSON.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ketsbaia on Saturday 21 August 2010, 12:49:49 PM
How in Britain we supposedly hate the term soccer being used, and yet we have "Soccer Saturday" and "Soccer AM".

Remember The Face being a guest on Soccer AM being confused saying something like, "I was told before I came to the UK to call soccer, "football", and then I came on this show I'm confused".

Yeh this gets me too. All I could come up with was that it gave alliteration to Soccer Saturday!

I actually really enjoyed MNF, especially as it brought back memories of it from 10-15 years ago. Found it odd that Andy Gray would stare in the camera when talking to Richard Keys though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 21 August 2010, 12:58:55 PM
Paul Merson.  f***ing hell what a fat annoying nob.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:02:39 PM
Paul Merson.  f***ing hell what a fat annoying nob.

To quote Interpolic, "he's good at playing devil's advocate, because he's always 100% wrong about every topic."
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:03:22 PM
What's up with all the 3pm starts today? When are we going to get some early games?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:04:08 PM
What's up with all the 3pm starts today? When are we going to get some early games?

ERMMMM Coventry 1-0 Derby.

Due to the return of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ft. iPads, I imagine the early Saturday games will fade away.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:04:25 PM
What's up with all the 3pm starts today? When are we going to get some early games?

3pm > any other time.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:04:29 PM
Paul Merson.  f***ing hell what a fat annoying nob.

To quote Interpolic, "he's good at playing devil's advocate, because he's always 100% wrong about every topic."


Genius!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gorilla on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:05:02 PM
What's up with all the 3pm starts today? When are we going to get some early games?

3pm > any other time.
Unless you aren't going to the match.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:05:59 PM
Still prefer 3pm.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gorilla on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:06:56 PM
Still prefer 3pm.
I mean if it's another team playing so you can watch it on telly.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:07:21 PM
Paul Merson.  f***ing hell what a fat annoying nob.

To quote Interpolic, "he's good at playing devil's advocate, because he's always 100% wrong about every topic."


 :thup:

The bloke boils my p*ss.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:11:48 PM
What's up with all the 3pm starts today? When are we going to get some early games?

3pm > any other time.

I like those 8am games when it's not us. Prefer 10 or 12 for us though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:45:03 PM
Merson comes out with some crackers like. Remember him dismissing the tyne wear derby as "not a proper derby". Another good one was when Vieira signed for Man City, he sat there and said that his experience will be valuable because the city squad haven't got a medal between them. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 21 August 2010, 01:49:49 PM
Merson's an idiot like, but he's often tolerable in a way I can't my finger on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Saturday 21 August 2010, 02:00:27 PM
I like Merson, thick as mince but good value in my eyes.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 21 August 2010, 10:49:44 PM
'Coming up' on Match of the Day.

Just get on and f***ing show them, we know what the fixtures were.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Aphrodite on Saturday 21 August 2010, 10:52:48 PM
'Coming up' on Match of the Day.

Just get on and f***ing show them, we know what the fixtures were.

It's so you know what order they're being shown in isn't it?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 21 August 2010, 10:53:40 PM
'Coming up' on Match of the Day.

Just get on and f***ing show them, we know what the fixtures were.

It's so you know what order they're being shown in isn't it?

What difference does that make? If you're waiting for your team you'll just wait for your team. It's just filler rubbish.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 21 August 2010, 10:54:30 PM
'Coming up' on Match of the Day.

Just get on and f***ing show them, we know what the fixtures were.

It's so you know what order they're being shown in isn't it?

What difference does that make? If you're waiting for your team you'll just wait for your team.

Yeah but if you know you're not next you know you can run to the toilet, make a cuppa, get a can, have a tab outside, etc. and not miss it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Robster on Saturday 21 August 2010, 11:03:03 PM
Yeah but if you know you're not next you know you can run to the toilet, make a cuppa, get a can, have a tab outside, etc. and not miss it.
Plenty of time for that while Hansen and Lawrenson are spouting their boring s****.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Aphrodite on Saturday 21 August 2010, 11:04:47 PM
'Coming up' on Match of the Day.

Just get on and f***ing show them, we know what the fixtures were.

It's so you know what order they're being shown in isn't it?

What difference does that make? If you're waiting for your team you'll just wait for your team.

Yeah but if you know you're not next you know you can run to the toilet, make a cuppa, get a can, have a tab outside, etc. and not miss it.

Exactly- it's only a few seconds ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Sunday 22 August 2010, 02:15:27 PM
When people call it a "disallowed goal" when defenders and the keeper had stopped and the ball just happened to get put in the net well after the stoppage of play.

Even worse when it get given weight... "yeah but they had that disallowed that should have been given, disgrace!"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mofo on Sunday 22 August 2010, 02:21:39 PM
Chris waddle. The c***
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ads on Monday 23 August 2010, 11:18:56 AM
Chris waddle. The c***

PELANTY!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 23 August 2010, 11:26:45 AM
We need a Pundit Watch Thread!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 23 August 2010, 11:29:09 AM
WELL, AH KNAA THEY LOST 6-0, BUT F' ME, VILLA WAR THE REAL WINNAZ TH'DAY. THEM NUCASSLE CROSSERS WANNA TAKE A REAL HARD LUK AT THEMSELLS.

MIND YEE, THAT JOZEE ENREEKEE IS FUCKIN HOT LIKE. ID TAKE A PELANTY RIGHT UP THE ARSE FOR HIM.









aherm
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ads on Monday 23 August 2010, 11:32:47 AM
WELL, AH KNAA THEY LOST 6-0, BUT F' ME, VILLA WAR THE REAL WINNAZ TH'DAY. THEM NUCASSLE CROSSERS WANNA TAKE A REAL HARD LUK AT THEMSELLS.

MIND YEE, THAT JOZEE ENREEKEE IS FUCKIN HOT LIKE. ID TAKE A PELANTY RIGHT UP THE ARSE FOR HIM.









aherm

 :spit:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: junkhead on Monday 23 August 2010, 09:59:54 PM
"Newcomers Newcastle" wtf1!!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 09:41:19 AM
I switched the radio on last night and tried to listen to the 3 legends.

I had to switch it off, what a bunch of tools they are.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 09:48:15 AM
I switched the radio on last night and tried to listen to the 3 legends.

I had to switch it off, what a bunch of tools they are.

They're the worst thing ever.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 09:54:44 AM
is it still slaven and macdonald?  the original mackem left and was replaced aye?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: secteur2010 on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:18:01 AM
Standing in the 3 Bulls, trying to get served and some c*** jumps the queue who should get a punch in the head for it.

Or someone farts in a bar queue 4 deep and you cannot get out.

Lack of decent pubs in Newcastle.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:19:56 AM
Standing in the 3 Bulls, trying to get served and some c*** jumps the queue who should get a punch in the head for it.

Or someone farts in a bar queue 4 deep and you cannot get out.

Lack of decent pubs in Newcastle.

Yep, that's what's wrong with football these days.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: secteur2010 on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:20:56 AM
Standing in the 3 Bulls, trying to get served and some c*** jumps the queue who should get a punch in the head for it.

Or someone farts in a bar queue 4 deep and you cannot get out.

Lack of decent pubs in Newcastle.

Yep, that's what's wrong with football these days.

It's all part of the 'football experience' for me.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ads on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:23:33 AM
c***s sat behind you who tell you to 'SIT DOWN' when you leap off your seat at a goalscoring chance/foul etc.

It's a football match not an opera you f***s.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:24:16 AM
is it still slaven and macdonald?  the original mackem left and was replaced aye?

Aye by another mackem gimp Micky Horswill.



Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:31:27 AM
c***s sat behind you who tell you to 'SIT DOWN' when you leap off your seat at a goalscoring chance/foul etc.

It's a football match not an opera you f***s.

East Stand?

Though what does annoy me are people who leave their seats and walk SLOWLY in front of everyone else while the match is on. MOVE ALONG FOLKS!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:36:23 AM
I hate people leaving early.

Firstly because it's like the only came to find out the result, which they could have done on the internet.

Secondly because they walk in front of me when I'm trying to enjoy the rest of the match.

Just relax people, enjoy the game then make your way home. b******s.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ads on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 10:40:35 AM
c***s sat behind you who tell you to 'SIT DOWN' when you leap off your seat at a goalscoring chance/foul etc.

It's a football match not an opera you f***s.

East Stand?

Though what does annoy me are people who leave their seats and walk SLOWLY in front of everyone else while the match is on. MOVE ALONG FOLKS!

Yep.

And aye, that does irritate me to be fair. If you weren't late for the f***ing game or decided to queue for a pie you would be in your seat, now f***ing move along.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Tuesday 24 August 2010, 04:24:46 PM
The way linesmen always seem to have a lower threshold for fouls than refs.

They start waving the flag about for nothing challenges they probably wouldn't bother with if they were the ref.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 25 August 2010, 09:09:12 AM
The way linesmen always seem to have a lower threshold for fouls than refs.

They start waving the flag about for nothing challenge they probably wouldn't bother with if they were the ref.

Aye, they have a low tollerance of players running side by side.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 25 August 2010, 09:24:44 AM
When linesmen don't stop the ball with their feet and they let it run and it goes a canny way away from the throw in
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Wednesday 25 August 2010, 09:43:16 AM
c***s sat behind you who tell you to 'SIT DOWN' when you leap off your seat at a goalscoring chance/foul etc.

It's a football match not an opera you f***s.

East Stand?

Though what does annoy me are people who leave their seats and walk SLOWLY in front of everyone else while the match is on. MOVE ALONG FOLKS!

Yep.

And aye, that does irritate me to be fair. If you weren't late for the f***ing game or decided to queue for a pie you would be in your seat, now f***ing move along.

I loved it at Cardiff home where loads of people came in 10 minutes late and missed Carroll's opener and the own goal.

"Whats the score lads?"
"2-0 mate"
"Oh..."

:lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 26 August 2010, 12:42:36 AM
Football myths like,

Shearer was made to play in goal when he was on trial at Newcastle LOL.

Bramble cost £6.5m

And now

I doubt Everton will do business after Gosling.


Mostly baseless/based on media bullshit or half truths.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ToonImms on Thursday 26 August 2010, 12:54:44 PM
Nicky Butt
Spanish national team
Italian national team
Steve Mclaren
So called 'Experts' such as Robbie Earle, Andy Townsend etc who critisise top players, like they were better 'back in there day'
Messi wankfest (I'm not denying his ability, but has never shone at a major international tournament/or in another big league)
Assistant Referee's
Fat Sam
The League Cup
Stewards
People that leave games early
Billionaire's involvement
Nial Quinn
Roy Keane
The scouse geezer with the big nose who's name escapes me at time of typing
Glenn Roeder
The way other countries get away with racism, I think it was Spain we played a few years back and SWP got constant monkey chants everytime he touched the ball. If England fans reacted like that we would of been banned from every major tournament for the next 20 years.

Sunderland
Middlesborough
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Aston Villa
Birmingham City
Man United (Especialy when people call the 'United' :angry:)
Liverpool
West Ham
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 26 August 2010, 01:13:35 PM
Good list, only one I disagree with is Mclaren, for some reason I've come round to him, nice to see an Englishman do well abroad.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 26 August 2010, 08:47:52 PM
Football myths like,

Shearer was made to play in goal when he was on trial at Newcastle LOL.

Bramble cost £6.5m

And now

I doubt Everton will do business after Gosling.


Mostly baseless/based on media bullshit or half truths.

Butt, Smith, Nolan won't be dropped, he is the club captain/captain  :doh:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 August 2010, 12:41:53 PM
Partial highlights (like on SSN now). If you're going to show something, show it properly. Othewise don't even bother.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 28 August 2010, 03:35:27 PM
Paying for Sky Sports on a Virgin XL package and still not being able to use the red button options.

Really f***ing annoying, especially when it comes to Match Choice - it's just impossible to watch anything but the featured match. Over and over again.

I miss having proper Sky service. :(
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:23:25 AM
Motson's commentary on MOTD. He literally has no idea what's happening.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:24:28 AM
Motson's commentary on MOTD. He literally has no idea what's happening.
name a good commentator. i'd rather motson for nostalgia but they are all crap.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:26:17 AM
Motson's commentary on MOTD. He literally has no idea what's happening.
name a good commentator. i'd rather motson for nostalgia but they are all crap.

Fair enough, but Motson sounds like he's on a two second delay.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:28:26 AM
Spurs fans booing. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: localhero87 on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:29:13 AM
Players in post-match interviews never having the personal character to say something different to "yeah, we were just happy to get the result" or "we're focused on the next game" blah blah blah.

Its very rare you get a player who will actually have both the intelligence and bottle to speak their mind, and thats definitely a pet hate of mine.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:32:46 AM
Me too, but then I think if I were in the same position I'd play it safe too. People can read so much into what you say.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: localhero87 on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:36:10 AM
Me too, but then I think if I were in the same position I'd play it safe too. People can read so much into what you say.

Yeah true, but obviously as viewers we want that controversy.

Sometimes its just nice to see someone be passionate about what they do in voice as well as action, rather than just be programmed to say the same tired lines.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:40:24 AM
Motson's commentary on MOTD. He literally has no idea what's happening.
name a good commentator. i'd rather motson for nostalgia but they are all crap.

I've always liked Ian Darke, but even he was a bit clueless the other night.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:40:56 AM
Sometimes its just nice to see someone be passionate about what they do in voice as well as action, rather than just be programmed to say the same tired lines.

If they do that they are then criticised for being biased. Can't win. Some people just hate on them for the sake of it though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:44:03 AM
Walcott: most boring player there's ever been.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:54:33 AM
Walcott: most boring player there's ever been.

This.

'Yeah I can kick it pretty hard now hu-hu'

F*** sake man
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:56:33 AM
Him Lewis Hamilton would have a ball together. Can see them waxing their cars together.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 29 August 2010, 02:30:06 AM
Motson's commentary on MOTD. He literally has no idea what's happening.
name a good commentator. i'd rather motson for nostalgia but they are all crap.

I've always liked Ian Darke, but even he was a bit clueless the other night.

Good call. Darke is good, not least for this stunning bit of commentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk74ek-22L0
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 29 August 2010, 08:11:23 AM
How we always seem to be on last or second last on MOTD.

Especially when you're knackered, you watch all of the other games, then fall asleep just as Newcastle are about to come on. Then you wake up when the Football League Show is on.  :blush:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 29 August 2010, 11:36:09 AM
I've always liked Peter Brackley because he spends most of the time actually commentating on the game without splurting cliches and trying to sound like a f***ing prophet.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Sunday 29 August 2010, 11:38:19 AM
It's a tricky one, I still think michael owen is more dull than walcott, shola aint far off either
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 29 August 2010, 11:38:52 AM
I've always liked Peter Brackley because he spends most of the time actually commentating on the game without splurting cliches and trying to sound like a f***ing prophet.
:thup:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:31:36 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6345965,00.html

Harry Redknapp.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:34:52 PM
Spurs fans booing. Unbelievable.
What? You mean yesterday? Look, if your team is in the Champions League and you lose to the relegation favourites who have a GD of -10 from two matches you have every right to boo. It's equivalent to if the Derby loss had come at SJP/sportsdirect.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Sunday 29 August 2010, 01:45:01 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6345965,00.html

Harry Redknapp.
Agreed. Why is is OK for "'arry" to wantonly discuss other clubs players with impunity? He's a horrible saggy faced cock, made all the more loathable when you look at all his mates any every facet of the media, it makes me sick.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: localhero87 on Sunday 29 August 2010, 05:32:52 PM
Harry Redknapp is less of a pet hate, and more of an absolute c*nt who I hope burns in hell.

By the looks of the melted neckskin dripping down over his suit he looks like he's already getting warm.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: summerof69 on Sunday 29 August 2010, 08:57:42 PM
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6345965,00.html

Harry Redknapp.
Agreed. Why is is OK for "'arry" to wantonly discuss other clubs players with impunity? He's a horrible saggy faced cock, made all the more loathable when you look at all his mates any every facet of the media, it makes me sick.


Agreed, especially about the media part. Any one read this today ?





http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sport/andy_dunn/923743/CRY-GOD-FOR-OLD-ARRY-ENGLAND-amp-ST-GEORGE.html
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 29 August 2010, 08:59:55 PM
Got to be watching live cup draws and getting impossible away games like Chelsea every fuking time.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Sunday 29 August 2010, 10:28:34 PM
Good heavens that article is hideous.

(http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00144/ft_dunn_TOON_144001a.JPG)

 :mackems: :mackems:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Sunday 29 August 2010, 10:31:11 PM
:puke:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 29 August 2010, 10:36:27 PM
I read the opening paragraph and just shut it off
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Robster on Sunday 29 August 2010, 10:44:34 PM
I read the opening paragraph and just shut it off
I saw the journalists name and just shut it off.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 30 August 2010, 12:37:05 AM
Spurs fans booing. Unbelievable.
What? You mean yesterday? Look, if your team is in the Champions League and you lose to the relegation favourites who have a GD of -10 from two matches you have every right to boo. It's equivalent to if the Derby loss had come at SJP/sportsdirect.

So where does fickleness begin? Where do you draw the line at support? The same team qualified for the CL, ffs. The same manager has put the club in a place it hasn't been for years. Fans lose perspective very quickly: we did the same with SBR. All of a sudden, finishing 5th is a disaster.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 30 August 2010, 12:44:27 AM
Spurs fans booing. Unbelievable.
What? You mean yesterday? Look, if your team is in the Champions League and you lose to the relegation favourites who have a GD of -10 from two matches you have every right to boo. It's equivalent to if the Derby loss had come at SJP/sportsdirect.

So where does fickleness begin? Where do you draw the line at support? The same team qualified for the CL, ffs. The same manager has put the club in a place it hasn't been for years. Fans lose perspective very quickly: we did the same with SBR. All of a sudden, finishing 5th is a disaster.
What does fickleness have to do with this? Every match is individual in itself. Every single stadium in the league should shame it's players if they lose to Wigan at home. The fans paid money and the team played well below expectations. The current Barca team has lifted the team to new heights, but if they lose to Celta at home, the fans will jeer them, as they should.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Monday 30 August 2010, 12:47:30 AM
Spurs fans booing. Unbelievable.
What? You mean yesterday? Look, if your team is in the Champions League and you lose to the relegation favourites who have a GD of -10 from two matches you have every right to boo. It's equivalent to if the Derby loss had come at SJP/sportsdirect.

So where does fickleness begin? Where do you draw the line at support? The same team qualified for the CL, ffs. The same manager has put the club in a place it hasn't been for years. Fans lose perspective very quickly: we did the same with SBR. All of a sudden, finishing 5th is a disaster.
What does fickleness have to do with this? Every match is individual in itself. Every single stadium in the league should shame it's players if they lose to Wigan at home. The fans paid money and the team played well below expectations. The current Barca team has lifted the team to new heights, but if they lose to Celta at home, the fans will jeer them, as they should.
how would you feel after doing well week in and out you got grief for one f*** up ?

wouldn't you think "sod them, i don't feel as close to those fans as i did" ?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Monday 30 August 2010, 12:59:43 AM
Booing is simply detrimental to the team. It does nothing for confidence or belief, it's not supporting the team. Yes if your team consistently under performs then they deserve to be booed, but booing them over a single game is ridiculous imo.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Monday 30 August 2010, 01:04:27 AM
Spurs fans booing. Unbelievable.
What? You mean yesterday? Look, if your team is in the Champions League and you lose to the relegation favourites who have a GD of -10 from two matches you have every right to boo. It's equivalent to if the Derby loss had come at SJP/sportsdirect.

The Derby loss is a silly comparison. Spurs qualified for the CL group stage a few days ago, mate. When we played Derby we'd recently finished 14th.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Monday 30 August 2010, 01:04:52 AM
Booing is for kids at pantomimes tbh. Seriously, seeing grown men booing footballers is about as toe-curlingly childish as it gets.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ronaldo on Monday 30 August 2010, 01:15:19 AM
Except when it's Shola being booed by our fans, then it's f***ing hilarious.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: localhero87 on Monday 30 August 2010, 01:16:42 AM
Booing is for kids at pantomimes tbh. Seriously, seeing grown men booing footballers is about as toe-curlingly childish as it gets.

...or its the sign of grown men paying good money theyve earnt to watch utter s****. If you pay the money, you can boo if you want.

Doesn't make it right, and I've never done it myself, but I completely understand why people do it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Monday 30 August 2010, 01:20:05 AM
Booing is for kids at pantomimes tbh. Seriously, seeing grown men booing footballers is about as toe-curlingly childish as it gets.

...or its the sign of grown men paying good money theyve earnt to watch utter s****. If you pay the money, you can boo if you want.

Doesn't make it right, and I've never done it myself, but I completely understand why people do it.

Not got a problem with fans shouting and screaming foul-mouthed abuse from the stands but to see adults booing is just ridiculous.   
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Monday 30 August 2010, 02:05:48 AM
Summing up booing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvIkRkOL3tw&NR=1

:D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Friday 3 September 2010, 12:38:31 AM
International breaks. So f***ing boring.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ashley17 on Friday 3 September 2010, 01:14:31 AM
International breaks. So f***ing boring.

This. 2 weeks between games is s***, especially when we've just had 4 games following 3 months without club football. Then in a month's time it happens again, boils my p*ss. And the games are on Friday nights now, what the f*** am I going to do on Saturday afternoon!?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Friday 3 September 2010, 06:04:30 AM
International breaks. So f***ing boring.

This. 2 weeks between games is s***, especially when we've just had 4 games following 3 months without club football. Then in a month's time it happens again, boils my p*ss. And the games are on Friday nights now, what the f*** am I going to do on Saturday afternoon!?
I reckon they only have international friendlies so you don't get bored fuckless been an international manager on Football Manager.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 3 September 2010, 07:55:28 AM
International breaks. So f***ing boring.

Yup and the England hype.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gorilla on Friday 3 September 2010, 09:05:48 AM
I just can't stand reading all the bollocks the press write

Capello is shi, Capello would quit if he was a real man, Capello doesn't have the guts, Capello this, Heskey that.

England win 5-0

Capello is god, we are sorry Fabio,  WE ARE GONNA WIN EURO 2012 ROONEY IS A GOD OF FOOTBALL

Then

England draw 1-1

Capello is s***, Rooney can't do it by himself,  Gerrard and Lampard can't play together.  Lescott is s****, Why didn't he start Defoe up front wihh rooney.  Etc.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 3 September 2010, 09:08:21 AM
England FC in general for me, every last thing about the national side from the faceless w*****s that run it and the tosspot players to brain dead morons screaming 'in-ger-lund' prior to exiting every b****** tournament too early
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Friday 3 September 2010, 09:17:01 AM
the phrases:

'transfer window slams/slammed shut'

and

'sleeping giant'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 3 September 2010, 09:18:52 AM
England FC in general for me, every last thing about the national side from the faceless w*****s that run it and the tosspot players to brain dead morons screaming 'in-ger-lund' prior to exiting every b****** tournament too early

I agree its totally awful.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 3 September 2010, 09:23:02 AM
England FC in general for me, every last thing about the national side from the faceless w*****s that run it and the tosspot players to brain dead morons screaming 'in-ger-lund' prior to exiting every b****** tournament too early

I agree its totally awful.

i forgot the flags too, flags stuck to f***ing cars and prams and whatever other s*** people dream up - f*** off, you're in England already, stop it
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 September 2010, 09:42:36 AM
I just can't stand reading all the bollocks the press write

Capello is shi, Capello would quit if he was a real man, Capello doesn't have the guts, Capello this, Heskey that.

England win 5-0

Capello is god, we are sorry Fabio,  WE ARE GONNA WIN EURO 2012 ROONEY IS A GOD OF FOOTBALL

Then

England draw 1-1

Capello is s***, Rooney can't do it by himself,  Gerrard and Lampard can't play together.  Lescott is s****, Why didn't he start Defoe up front wihh rooney.  Etc.

I think the schizophrenia of the football press on England is the most extreme of any I've seen. One win makes us world beaters and one defeat makes us terrible.

And the amount of column inches devoted to it is insane.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Friday 3 September 2010, 10:18:14 AM
I've always liked Peter Brackley because he spends most of the time actually commentating on the game without splurting cliches and trying to sound like a f***ing prophet.

:thup: aye used to solid on Football Italia back in the day.

International breaks. So f***ing boring.

Even worse this time round as they're playing on Friday. Why the f*** they playing on Friday?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Friday 3 September 2010, 10:24:56 AM
It's f***ing crazy that this is being played on a Friday like. It's like they were thinking "how can we make International weekends even more boring? I know, let's play the games on the Friday!". c***s.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Friday 3 September 2010, 10:26:43 AM
It's f***ing crazy that this is being played on a Friday like. It's like they were thinking "how can we make International weekends even more boring? I know, let's play the games on the Friday!". c***s.

At least it means fans that don't live in the vicinity of the national stadium are going to have pay extra to stay over/take time of work to attend though. Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 September 2010, 02:37:28 PM
I was thinking of going as well, not on Friday though.

Bizarre decision, you're right.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 3 September 2010, 03:24:24 PM
It's f***ing crazy that this is being played on a Friday like. It's like they were thinking "how can we make International weekends even more boring? I know, let's play the games on the Friday!". c***s.

At least it means fans that don't live in the vicinity of the national stadium are going to have pay extra to stay over/take time of work to attend though. Ridiculous.

England games are like a Friday night activity anyway. Carlsberg, England shirts, flip-flops, Weatherspoons, s*** chants and singing, 'weeeeeeeeeeeeeys', appalling behaviour from people you are ashamed to be associated with.

Perfect time for an England game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Friday 3 September 2010, 03:33:52 PM
as a plus point though (because i've had car trouble) the asda delivery is arriving between 5-7 tonight, some of which is beer  :thup:
straight in the fridge for a wee bit i reckon and it might be nice and cool by kick off time for the england match


also the scotland match is on bbc scotland, sky channel 971 and kicks off at 7.15 if anyone is interested
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 4 September 2010, 07:30:54 PM
England FC in general for me, every last thing about the national side from the faceless w*****s that run it and the tosspot players to brain dead morons screaming 'in-ger-lund' prior to exiting every b****** tournament too early

I agree its totally awful.

i forgot the flags too, flags stuck to f***ing cars and prams and whatever other s*** people dream up - f*** off, you're in England already, stop it
And I'm back, I f***ing knew there was something else England related I utterly despise, more than one actually:

Baddiel and Skinner, f*** off
Beckham and Terry, Mr & Mrs England, get f***ed
Horseshit surrounding the England World Cup song...it always ends with a remix of worlds in motion or it's coming home by those two chancing f***s

More to follow
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jonnyameobi on Saturday 4 September 2010, 08:24:36 PM
Andy Burton. say no more!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 5 September 2010, 01:22:50 AM
Fans who give a running commentary of the game from the stands, just shut up your talking s****.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 9 September 2010, 07:35:52 PM
Gerry Francis.

What gives him the impression that f***ing horrible haircut looks good. He talks utter garbage in such a forgettable monotone voice.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Thursday 9 September 2010, 07:50:07 PM
Gerry Francis.

What gives him the impression that f***ing horrible haircut looks good. He talks utter garbage in such a forgettable monotone voice.

Come on you wearwolf head as Dave James once famously shouting at him.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Saturday 11 September 2010, 04:00:39 PM
Managers who are losing at half time and don't make changes.

The Blackpool game just got me to thinking, it's such a stupid thing to do. "Well it didn't work in the first half but if I put the same team out in the second half, surely it'll turn things around..."
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 11 September 2010, 04:09:54 PM
Managers who are losing at half time and don't make changes.

The Blackpool game just got me to thinking, it's such a stupid thing to do. "Well it didn't work in the first half but if I put the same team out in the second half, surely it'll turn things around..."
Glenn Roeder-like today. No doubt he will wait to the 65th minute for no particular reason whatsoever.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 11 September 2010, 05:10:02 PM
I don't mind no changes at half time if its a case of the manager correcting tactics, but it shouldn't be a one size fits all way to do things.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 11 September 2010, 05:20:03 PM
Blackpool.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Monday 13 September 2010, 04:50:13 PM
The standard of some of the callers on the World Football Phone-in.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 13 September 2010, 04:50:56 PM
The standard of some of the callers on the World Football Phone-in.

Which one you referring to?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Monday 13 September 2010, 04:57:05 PM
The standard of some of the callers on the World Football Phone-in.

Which one you referring to?

There is usually several but that Lev Yashin on the recent one was pretty bad. 

Get a lot of people ringing in with just bollocks questions or comments about nothing in particular.

EDIT: Scottish guy after isn't much better.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 13 September 2010, 05:05:36 PM
The standard of some of the callers on the World Football Phone-in.

Which one you referring to?

There is usually several but that Lev Yashin on the recent one was pretty bad. 

Get a lot of people ringing in with just bollocks questions or comments about nothing in particular.

EDIT: Scottish guy after isn't much better.

Aye I know what you mean, that Yashin guy was woeful and there are some that are just a load of waffle. The pundits usually somehow manage to scrape an answer to their nonesense questions though.

You'll often get Man U/Chelsea/Liverpool fans ringing in every week asking about the same bloody player aswell. Tedious as owt.

They're worth wading through because there will always be some decent ones though.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Monday 13 September 2010, 06:44:47 PM
The standard of some of the callers on the World Football Phone-in.

Which one you referring to?

There is usually several but that Lev Yashin on the recent one was pretty bad. 

Get a lot of people ringing in with just bollocks questions or comments about nothing in particular.

EDIT: Scottish guy after isn't much better.

Aye I know what you mean, that Yashin guy was woeful and there are some that are just a load of waffle. The pundits usually somehow manage to scrape an answer to their nonesense questions though.

You'll often get Man U/Chelsea/Liverpool fans ringing in every week asking about the same bloody player aswell. Tedious as owt.

They're worth wading through because there will always be some decent ones though.

I know. You'd think they'd vet them or something. The pundits do admirably formulating answers for them. Always worth a listen when Brassel and Vickery are on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 13 September 2010, 06:49:49 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Monday 13 September 2010, 06:56:03 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
in all my years playing competitive sport i never went after a ref the way man utd players did and its strange how the accept the refs decision in other sports.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Monday 13 September 2010, 06:56:45 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
Screaming at referees is pathetic and doesn't happen in sports like rugby and cricket, it's reprehensible and there's no need in it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 13 September 2010, 06:59:48 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
in all my years playing competitive sport i never went after a ref the way man utd players did and its strange how the accept the refs decision in other sports.
Maybe we are watching different sports, but I don't see anything worse in football than any of the other sports I watch and/or play.

I don't football much any more as its not my best game, but when I play my other sports there are often fights and arguments. Referees are often question. It is not reprehensible. It is a result of the high pressure environment.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Monday 13 September 2010, 07:08:53 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
in all my years playing competitive sport i never went after a ref the way man utd players did and its strange how the accept the refs decision in other sports.
Maybe we are watching different sports, but I don't see anything worse in football than any of the other sports I watch and/or play.

I don't football much any more as its not my best game, but when I play my other sports there are often fights and arguments. Referees are often question. It is not reprehensible. It is a result of the high pressure environment.
players certainly dont go after the ref that way in rugby (either codes), hockey,aussie rules.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: 1878 on Monday 13 September 2010, 07:11:16 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
in all my years playing competitive sport i never went after a ref the way man utd players did and its strange how the accept the refs decision in other sports.
Maybe we are watching different sports, but I don't see anything worse in football than any of the other sports I watch and/or play.

I don't football much any more as its not my best game, but when I play my other sports there are often fights and arguments. Referees are often question. It is not reprehensible. It is a result of the high pressure environment.

You mustn't watch rugby or cricket then.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 13 September 2010, 07:48:30 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
in all my years playing competitive sport i never went after a ref the way man utd players did and its strange how the accept the refs decision in other sports.
Maybe we are watching different sports, but I don't see anything worse in football than any of the other sports I watch and/or play.

I don't football much any more as its not my best game, but when I play my other sports there are often fights and arguments. Referees are often question. It is not reprehensible. It is a result of the high pressure environment.

You mustn't watch rugby or cricket then.
I don't. They were not exactly big sports when I was growing up. Rugby is nonexistant and cricket is only really played in school and by old people who remember when we were a colony.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Monday 13 September 2010, 07:50:59 PM
People who act like it is some horrible disgrace that footballers sometimes become angry with one another. You'd think it was some horrible crime when footballers argue, push each other, have small fights, or question the referees. These people must have never played sport at any point in their lives. It's competitve and emotional. The things that happen on the pitch are no worse than what happens at the gym or the training pitch every day in your local area.
in all my years playing competitive sport i never went after a ref the way man utd players did and its strange how the accept the refs decision in other sports.
Maybe we are watching different sports, but I don't see anything worse in football than any of the other sports I watch and/or play.

I don't football much any more as its not my best game, but when I play my other sports there are often fights and arguments. Referees are often question. It is not reprehensible. It is a result of the high pressure environment.
I've never seen players get away with screaming and swearing at officials in any sport other than football. Is football a more high pressure environment than any other sport? No, it's just that players have been allowed to get away with behaving like spoilt children, if they stared sending players off every time they screamed at a ref then it would be stamped out immediately. I really don't understand why this hasn't been implemented yet, the only ones who advocate such behaviour are loathsome bullies such as Andy Grey, anyone remember this argument with Jamie Redknapp after the Mascherano red card a few years back.

Also remember the "Respect" campaign? What happened to that? Do we really need a "campaign" to stop this nonsense? Why not just make it a rule and stamp it out all together? Just another stupid FA gimmick responding to a little bit of media pressure with a nothing gesture.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:06:59 PM
Football is by far the worst sport I've seen for lack of respect for opponents and officials... it's disgraceful at times.

I would love the referees to properly enforce the dissent laws and give many more yellow cards for it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:24:49 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:26:30 PM
Football is by far the worst sport I've seen for lack of respect for opponents and officials... it's disgraceful at times.

I would love the referees to properly enforce the dissent laws and give many more yellow cards for it.

The problem is that the worst culprits play for the biggest teams.  Therefore it won't happen.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: M4 on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:26:31 PM
Indeed. Like the way it is in England where refs don't hesitate to talk back.

Said it many times but I hate refs that compensate incompetence with authoritarianism.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:26:50 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


and footballs different to rugby union,rugby league,aussie rules in that respect because.............?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:30:34 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


and footballs different to rugby union,rugby league,aussie rules in that respect because.............?

It's no different at all.

Imo, the whole "it doesn't happen in this or that sport.." is just cliched nonsense.

It just gets more attention in football because football is 100 times more popular.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Skeletor on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:30:49 PM
Speaking of referees I'd like to see poor refereeing performances punished. It annoys me how they seem to get away with it every time.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:41:04 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:45:59 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


and footballs different to rugby union,rugby league,aussie rules in that respect because.............?

It's no different at all.

Imo, the whole "it doesn't happen in this or that sport.." is just cliched nonsense.

It just gets more attention in football because football is 100 times more popular.
i watch a fair bit of rugby union and i've never seen a ref had a go at like i see in nearly every game in the prem.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jonnyameobi on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:46:07 PM
Hitting the first man at a corner and s*** throw ins. 2 things we are experts at!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Skeletor on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:46:44 PM
Rory Delap. Go play basketball.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: joeyt on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:47:30 PM
Goal kicks always resulting in a free kick for either backing in  or pushing
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jonnyameobi on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:48:45 PM
something i just realised, Dwight Yorke as a commentator
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:50:59 PM
Hitting the first man at a corner and s*** throw ins. 2 things we are experts at!

Never understood why people get annoyed at the corners one, the margin of error is obviously tiny because players are trying to whip it in with power.

I know they could play it safe and go for a big looping one, but I can understand why it happens.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:52:11 PM
It's more when the same player does it over and over that it gets annoying. Either change the taker or instruct them to loop it in instead.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jonnyameobi on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:54:44 PM
Hitting the first man at a corner and s*** throw ins. 2 things we are experts at!

Never understood why people get annoyed at the corners one, the margin of error is obviously tiny because players are trying to whip it in with power.

I know they could play it safe and go for a big looping one, but I can understand why it happens.

It not difficult to get the ball into a decent area tho without hitting the first man or playing a loopy one over, whenever we hit the first man its not as if theres someone making a decent run to the front post. really gets on my wick :(
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:59:43 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Monday 13 September 2010, 09:16:29 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

True, but some of us can behave with a bit of self control.

I'm not saying there should be no emotion in sport... but I'm mystified how a rugby player can spend 80 minutes smashing into an 18-stone bloke, getting stamped on, then get up and smile and shake hands. As well as listening to every word the ref says and calling him 'sir'.

But David Moyes can run on the pitch and scream in the ref's face because he blows the final whistle at slightly the wrong time.

It's childish and embarrassing IMO, professional players and managers should be ashamed that they treat officials with so much disrespect.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Monday 13 September 2010, 09:19:41 PM
The captain should be the only person who is allowed to even talk to the ref or linesmen. Would love that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 13 September 2010, 09:28:42 PM
The captain should be the only person who is allowed to even talk to the ref or linesmen. Would love that.

Only after he's finished telling the manager which substitutions to make O0
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Monday 13 September 2010, 09:36:10 PM
The captain should be the only person who is allowed to even talk to the ref or linesmen. Would love that.

Only after he's finished telling the manager which substitutions to make O0

Natch. ;)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Monday 13 September 2010, 10:45:50 PM
How Andy Carroll can grow an inch every time he gets a mention by the press.

Think he's up to 6ft 7" now.



Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 08:09:30 AM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 08:18:11 AM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 09:13:37 AM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?

Aye, but if I think someone is wrong at work I can have a quiet word with them outside the meeting, not scream obscenities in their face during it.

Nobody is pretending that referees are perfect, that's exactly the point. They're human, and when they make mistakes it should be accepted. It seems that some people expect referees to get everything right, which is mental (and is part of the game).

Yes, referees should have to answer questions, to the appropriate people, after the game has finished and everything has calmed down. That's what the assessments are for.

But no way should players be allowed to behave like 5 year-olds and throw their toys out of the pram whenever a decision goes against them.

Actually, it's even worse for managers, who are in their 40s-70s and really should know better.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Aphrodite on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 01:05:35 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?

Aye, but if I think someone is wrong at work I can have a quiet word with them outside the meeting, not scream obscenities in their face during it.

Nobody is pretending that referees are perfect, that's exactly the point. They're human, and when they make mistakes it should be accepted. It seems that some people expect referees to get everything right, which is mental (and is part of the game).

Yes, referees should have to answer questions, to the appropriate people, after the game has finished and everything has calmed down. That's what the assessments are for.

But no way should players be allowed to behave like 5 year-olds and throw their toys out of the pram whenever a decision goes against them.

Actually, it's even worse for managers, who are in their 40s-70s and really should know better.

Great post.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 01:57:53 PM
Isn't it time though that Referee's got some home truth's about some of the shocking decisions they've made.  I think referee's should be made to explain their decisions to managers reguarly 3 times every season perhaps, where the managers can openly be critical of them.  Might actually make them realise how bad they can be at times.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 02:05:08 PM
I also think referees should be made to come out and explain their decisions on a more regular basis. There is a lot of hiding behind the camera often from referees and i think if they came out and said what they think saw etc it would take a lot of the abuse away.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 02:06:52 PM
Isn't it time though that Referee's got some home truth's about some of the shocking decisions they've made.  I think referee's should be made to explain their decisions to managers reguarly 3 times every season perhaps, where the managers can openly be critical of them.  Might actually make them realise how bad they can be at times.

Are they really that bad though? IMO they do a pretty good job with such a fast moving game.

It would be interesting to investigate the number of mistakes that people would find acceptable versus the amount that actually happen.

I'm a massive supporter of referees TBH, I don't think it's possible to improve them that much.

All I would do is make it a proper career for younger people, so that it's an alternative to playing for people of a similar age. I would like to see the average age of Premiership refs come down to 25-30.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 02:12:59 PM
Isn't it time though that Referee's got some home truth's about some of the shocking decisions they've made.  I think referee's should be made to explain their decisions to managers reguarly 3 times every season perhaps, where the managers can openly be critical of them.  Might actually make them realise how bad they can be at times.
get some players up aswell then when they've had a shitter. what can they say beyond "saoory i got it wrong" after watching it again.....what would it really serve ?

would be intersting viewing, "so andy , you've turned on it and basically just hit it straight along the ground,srainght at the keeper, pretty s**** wouldn't you say, there it is on the screen, talk us through it"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 02:17:08 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?
i played for 25 years and hardly anyone went on like a lot of pros do now. yes people would disagree with decisions "what the f*** for ref" but calling the ref and telling him to f*** off was a no-no and balling at him from a foot away wouldn't happen. as has been pointed out loads of times and you wont reply to it is why do players in other adrenalin heavy sports accept the decision and get on with things ?

face it man, it's just the spoilt gets in football.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 02:43:53 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?
i played for 25 years and hardly anyone went on like a lot of pros do now. yes people would disagree with decisions "what the f*** for ref" but calling the ref and telling him to f*** off was a no-no and balling at him from a foot away wouldn't happen. as has been pointed out loads of times and you wont reply to it is why do players in other adrenalin heavy sports accept the decision and get on with things ?

face it man, it's just the spoilt gets in football.

Ref's are very rarely held accountable for their actions and decisions, which is fair enough at amateur level, they are given up their free time so you can play a proper game of football, but at Pro level where they get a massive wage then they should be imo, and where a lot of frustration stems from. A ref gets it wrong a team gets relegated (worse case)  the ref gets to ref again the following week with no come back. Only in very high profile extreme cases does something happen to them, but really games at the bottom of the league are just as if not more important than at the top or in high profile tournaments like the world cup.

I think a points system and pay scale with huge bonuses should be set up so refs think twice about booking the likes of Joey Barton for one minor tackle yet let him be fouled 7-8 times all worthy of a yellow cards and do nothing about it. If it costs him the big games and the big money they might stop trying to influence the game and be star of the show like so many refs try to do these days.

As for amateur refs, they should all be rewarded with medals the amount of s*** they take, its disgusting.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Incognito on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:00:32 PM
Players protesting even the most obvious of refereeing decisions.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:06:36 PM
Isn't it time though that Referee's got some home truth's about some of the shocking decisions they've made.  I think referee's should be made to explain their decisions to managers reguarly 3 times every season perhaps, where the managers can openly be critical of them.  Might actually make them realise how bad they can be at times.

Are they really that bad though? IMO they do a pretty good job with such a fast moving game.

It would be interesting to investigate the number of mistakes that people would find acceptable versus the amount that actually happen.

I'm a massive supporter of referees TBH, I don't think it's possible to improve them that much.

All I would do is make it a proper career for younger people, so that it's an alternative to playing for people of a similar age. I would like to see the average age of Premiership refs come down to 25-30.
Respect for referees would have to be brought up drastically first. Could you imagine the older payers taking decisions from a 25 year old? They'd be in his face attempting to intimidate him the whole game. Moreso than now. And managers for that matter.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:23:23 PM
What are our resident refs takes on this, I wonder?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: PCW1983 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:26:51 PM
That stupid thing the modern footballer has developed, when going down after what he see's as a foul the player grabs the ball before the referee has awarded the free kick
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:32:57 PM
Isn't it time though that Referee's got some home truth's about some of the shocking decisions they've made.  I think referee's should be made to explain their decisions to managers reguarly 3 times every season perhaps, where the managers can openly be critical of them.  Might actually make them realise how bad they can be at times.

Are they really that bad though? IMO they do a pretty good job with such a fast moving game.

It would be interesting to investigate the number of mistakes that people would find acceptable versus the amount that actually happen.

I'm a massive supporter of referees TBH, I don't think it's possible to improve them that much.

All I would do is make it a proper career for younger people, so that it's an alternative to playing for people of a similar age. I would like to see the average age of Premiership refs come down to 25-30.

I used to think referees got quite a hard time, but they've really been shown up this season.

The standard of refereeing in the first four weeks of the season has been ridiculous - too many mistakes, too many intimidated referees.

Just like managers and players are forced to explain mistakes and decisions on the TV, referees should be too - the stick they get is no different to any other figure in the game.

Yes, it's a fast moving game and yes it's incredibly difficult to call decisions at times, but some assistants can't even tell what's offside, what's over the line and what's a penalty when facing it head on, whilst people sat at home, watching in real time, can clearly spot the same decisions.

There are some brilliant referees in the Premiership and some terrible ones too, the gap in quality really shouldn't be as apparent as it currently is.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:33:54 PM
And bringing the average age down would be a terrible decision. There's no coincidence that the better referees are older - more experience and less likely to be intimidated.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 03:58:23 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?

Aye, but if I think someone is wrong at work I can have a quiet word with them outside the meeting, not scream obscenities in their face during it.

Nobody is pretending that referees are perfect, that's exactly the point. They're human, and when they make mistakes it should be accepted. It seems that some people expect referees to get everything right, which is mental (and is part of the game).

Yes, referees should have to answer questions, to the appropriate people, after the game has finished and everything has calmed down. That's what the assessments are for.

But no way should players be allowed to behave like 5 year-olds and throw their toys out of the pram whenever a decision goes against them.

Actually, it's even worse for managers, who are in their 40s-70s and really should know better.

Great post.

 :thup: Emotion doesn't substitute reason in my book. Depends on peoples individual temperment I suppose but I've never felt the need to do it myself having played both football and rugby all my life.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 04:31:29 PM
And bringing the average age down would be a terrible decision. There's no coincidence that the better referees are older - more experience and less likely to be intimidated.

I'm not so sure, I think there might be some benefits of the referees being closer in age to the players. Respect-wise, and also for fitness.

It will never happen anyway, but I would give it a try.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 09:55:55 PM
I'm gonna get shot down here, but here goes.....

When I started refereeing, I was told that referee were expected to start out perfect, and then get better.
So if a referee is expected to be perfect and answer to the media for every mistake, then shouldn't players also.

Everytime a player makes a mistake doesn't clear the first defender with a cross, mis controlls a pass, skys a shot - what happens "hand up- soz lads" and then move on.

Referees make a fraction of the number of mistakes in a game that players make - I don't see how there should be such a different level of expectations.

ok - tin hat on - I know I'm gonna get it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 09:58:12 PM
And bringing the average age down would be a terrible decision. There's no coincidence that the better referees are older - more experience and less likely to be intimidated.

I'm not so sure, I think there might be some benefits of the referees being closer in age to the players. Respect-wise, and also for fitness.

It will never happen anyway, but I would give it a try.
jonny's right and wrong. if they start younger they'll be more experienced earlier.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: David28 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 10:00:46 PM
I'm gonna get shot down here, but here goes.....

When I started refereeing, I was told that referee were expected to start out perfect, and then get better.
So if a referee is expected to be perfect and answer to the media for every mistake, then shouldn't players also.

Everytime a player makes a mistake doesn't clear the first defender with a cross, mis controlls a pass, skys a shot - what happens "hand up- soz lads" and then move on.

Referees make a fraction of the number of mistakes in a game that players make - I don't see how there should be such a different level of expectations.

ok - tin hat on - I know I'm gonna get it.

Most referees have my highest respect tbh - to decide in front of thousand of people plus the millions watching on TV, and all that in a couple of seconds, to keep concentration for 90 + minutes, they definetly deserve more credit than they usually get.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 10:01:07 PM
When you're playing a competitive football match you're running on emotion, if you make a good tackle or whatever and the ref blows for a free kick of course you're gonna get f***ed off and ask questions.

The problem now is that too many refs think everyone has showed up to watch them and not the match.  Complete ego maniacs.  They don't talk to players and explain decisions, just ignore them or tell them to do one.  Then the second the player raises his voice, he's booked.  It's a joke.

Maybe if they communicated a bit more they'd get the respect they crave.


You're so wrong, sorry.

The ref's decision is final, simple as that. If he doesn't give a free kick, it wasn't a free kick. That's how it should be viewed IMO.

Some of us actually have emotion though and don't go through life trying to be the most PC person on earth.

What a crock of s***. Most pedantic answer ever

Play a football match then get back to me.

Referees can't be treated as some super human being that never make mistakes and can never be questioned, that's f***ing ludicrous.

Likewise football players can't turn into robots and just accept every decision and get on with the game all smiles when they know that a lot of the time the referee is wrong.

If someone thought you were doing your job badly you'd have have to answer questions, why should referees be different?
i played for 25 years and hardly anyone went on like a lot of pros do now. yes people would disagree with decisions "what the f*** for ref" but calling the ref and telling him to f*** off was a no-no and balling at him from a foot away wouldn't happen. as has been pointed out loads of times and you wont reply to it is why do players in other adrenalin heavy sports accept the decision and get on with things ?

face it man, it's just the spoilt gets in football.

Ref's are very rarely held accountable for their actions and decisions, which is fair enough at amateur level, they are given up their free time so you can play a proper game of football, but at Pro level where they get a massive wage then they should be imo, and where a lot of frustration stems from. A ref gets it wrong a team gets relegated (worse case)  the ref gets to ref again the following week with no come back. Only in very high profile extreme cases does something happen to them, but really games at the bottom of the league are just as if not more important than at the top or in high profile tournaments like the world cup.

I think a points system and pay scale with huge bonuses should be set up so refs think twice about booking the likes of Joey Barton for one minor tackle yet let him be fouled 7-8 times all worthy of a yellow cards and do nothing about it. If it costs him the big games and the big money they might stop trying to influence the game and be star of the show like so many refs try to do these days.

As for amateur refs, they should all be rewarded with medals the amount of s*** they take, its disgusting.
many refs have been demoted and dont rattle on about barton, he got a lot of harder than necessary tackles v wolves but most werent fouls and we love it when our players do that, there was spunk on the screen when scott parker done it to joe cole.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 10:01:37 PM
Play a football match then get back to me.

Or play a rugby match and let me know how it went for you.


That's the point - thinking that football is different from other sports. Rugby is much more physical than football, although the physical contact is different.

So how do Rugby players maintain their discipline in the heat of their battle, when footballers can't.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:14:05 AM
If I do something wrong at work, I get bollocked.

I understand the pressure they're under is a little greater then that of a line manager pressing you to meet a deadline, but it's their job and something they should get right most of the time.

They shouldn't be free from criticism in any respect.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 01:34:16 AM
Sky Sports.

1.) "It's great to see him[Wayne Rooney] smiling again."

Sorry, but is he Tony Pulis? Has he just suffered an actual personal tragedy like losing a family member, or has he in fact got caught shagging around and breaking the law by paying for it. He should be nowhere near smiling, he should be ashamed to be in public, he's just had his first son. Stop f***ing making out like he's suffered.

2.) The Hollywood bollocks that follows any of the top four.

"They probably want to win now for their fallen comrade Valencia too."

He's not dead, yes he's injured himself, that's really bad and I hope he recovers ASAP but Jesus can we at least have some sort of neutral commentating, and not this bias that Man Utd somehow now will be bonded like Henry V's "Band of brothers".

It's just so frustrating, Rooney made out like a martyr who's had a tough time because he can't keep it zipped up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 01:37:01 AM
Sky Sports.

1.) "It's great to see him[Wayne Rooney] smiling again."

Sorry, but is he Tony Pulis? Has he just suffered an actual personal tragedy like losing a family member, or has he in fact got caught shagging around and breaking the law by paying for it. He should be nowhere near smiling, he should be ashamed to be in public, he's just had his first son. Stop f***ing making out like he's suffered.

2.) The Hollywood bollocks that follows any of the top four.

"They probably want to win now for their fallen comrade Valencia too."

He's not dead, yes he's injured himself, that's really bad and I hope he recovers ASAP but Jesus can we at least have some sort of neutral commentating, and not this bias that Man Utd somehow now will be bonded like Henry V's "Band of brothers".

It's just so frustrating, Rooney made out like a martyr who's had a tough time because he can't keep it zipped up.

Common denominator: beloved United.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Darth Crooks on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 07:36:14 AM
If I do something wrong at work, I get bollocked.

I understand the pressure they're under is a little greater then that of a line manager pressing you to meet a deadline, but it's their job and something they should get right most of the time.

They shouldn't be free from criticism in any respect.

Agree and I don't think many would argue argainst. Its just the way its articulated in sports other than football is often a lot better.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 11:36:16 AM
If I do something wrong at work, I get bollocked.

I understand the pressure they're under is a little greater then that of a line manager pressing you to meet a deadline, but it's their job and something they should get right most of the time.

They shouldn't be free from criticism in any respect.

Agree and I don't think many would argue argainst. Its just the way its articulated in sports other than football is often a lot better.

Yeah, I definitely wasn't saying they should be above criticism, but that criticism should be from the appropriate people and based on a realistic level of expectation.

Players argue against most decisions that goe against them, it's only sometimes they happen to be right.

If you want to compare it to work, it's a bit like someone bollocking their own boss in the middle of a meeting in front of a room of people. Not advisable.

In my view the referee is senior to the players, the have to authority to question him during the game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 11:45:20 AM
If I do something wrong at work, I get bollocked.

I understand the pressure they're under is a little greater then that of a line manager pressing you to meet a deadline, but it's their job and something they should get right most of the time.

They shouldn't be free from criticism in any respect.

Agree and I don't think many would argue argainst. Its just the way its articulated in sports other than football is often a lot better.

Yeah, I definitely wasn't saying they should be above criticism, but that criticism should be from the appropriate people and based on a realistic level of expectation.

Players argue against most decisions that goe against them, it's only sometimes they happen to be right.

If you want to compare it to work, it's a bit like someone bollocking their own boss in the middle of a meeting in front of a room of people. Not advisable.

In my view the referee is senior to the players, the have to authority to question him during the game.

Referee's don't have a clue because they've never played the game, so how can they know what it's actually like on the otherside.  I honestly believe 50% of all decisions in some games are incorrect on fouls, which is a shocking figure.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 11:47:47 AM
If I do something wrong at work, I get bollocked.

I understand the pressure they're under is a little greater then that of a line manager pressing you to meet a deadline, but it's their job and something they should get right most of the time.

They shouldn't be free from criticism in any respect.

Agree and I don't think many would argue argainst. Its just the way its articulated in sports other than football is often a lot better.

Yeah, I definitely wasn't saying they should be above criticism, but that criticism should be from the appropriate people and based on a realistic level of expectation.

Players argue against most decisions that goe against them, it's only sometimes they happen to be right.

If you want to compare it to work, it's a bit like someone bollocking their own boss in the middle of a meeting in front of a room of people. Not advisable.

In my view the referee is senior to the players, the have to authority to question him during the game.

Referee's don't have a clue because they've never played the game, so how can they know what it's actually like on the otherside.  I honestly believe 50% of all decisions in some games are incorrect on fouls, which is a shocking figure.

Absolute bollocks.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JCONA on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 11:57:57 AM
"Absolute bollocks" - Completly true. A little bit inside me dies every time I hear pundits go on about ref's who "havn't played at this level". What do they expect, ex prem players taking up refereeing??? I bet most of them would be just as, if not more s***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:04:34 PM
Imagine Paul Merson as a ref.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:06:35 PM
Players are in no position of authority to "bollock" the referee. There is no legitimate argument to justify players questioning referees let alone charging up to them and swearing 2 inches from their face.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:06:53 PM
Imagine Paul Merson as a ref.

:lol: I wouldn't be suprised if he couldn't write. Probably struggle with bookings etc.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:10:09 PM
Imagine Paul Merson as a ref.

:lol: I wouldn't be suprised if he couldn't write. Probably struggle with bookings etc.

Phil Thomsons and Le Tiss as his linesmen.

No they wont be biased.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:10:52 PM
I know this is a slightly tenious contribution but Dickie Bird (probably the best cricket umpire the game has seen) claims that his experience as a first class cricketer was instrumental in him being such a good umpire.
The difficulty with footballers is that most of them are verging on being retarded, but i've no doubt that some of the more intelligent ex-players would do a better job as officials than most of the current lot.  I certainly think they'd command more respect
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:16:15 PM
Stupid idea. It's like saying ex-pros make better managers. It's a completely different side to the game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:17:32 PM
I know this is a slightly tenious contribution but Dickie Bird (probably the best cricket umpire the game has seen) claims that his experience as a first class cricketer was instrumental in him being such a good umpire.
The difficulty with footballers is that most of them are verging on being retarded, but i've no doubt that some of the more intelligent ex-players would do a better job as officials than most of the current lot.  I certainly think they'd command more respect

Lower league players would become the best applicants, as they need to find another career once their footballing career is over.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JCONA on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 12:47:35 PM
There'd be massive issues with bias and also history with other players(managers too). It wouldnt work
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 01:08:08 PM
There'd be massive issues with bias and also history with other players(managers too). It wouldnt work

You just work around them.  The amount of grudges different team's have against referee's and vice versa happen's now tbh.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 01:35:02 PM
Can anyone give some examples of the sorts of decisions a referee would get right if he had played football at a high level?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 01:52:46 PM
Can anyone give some examples of the sorts of decisions a referee would get right if he had played football at a high level?

The only thing i can think of would be some of the straight reds would be downgraded to a yellow. Can't think of any actual examples though, maybe Cahill at the weekend.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 02:01:18 PM
Strikers fouling defenders when they're pressuring them. Ameobi's always guilty of this. The defender has the ball near the corner flag, desperately wanting to clear it out for a throw-in but rushing in from behind comes the attacker, pushes the defender over and gives away the cheap foul, meaning the defender now has an easy to restart the game by passing back to his 'keeper or just hoofing it up himself.

I think any striker who's guilty of this more than once or twice in his career should be instantly sacked because it's a criminal waste of possession (well, possession that is about to be had), and because it's such a low-reward move. So, you might steal the ball in the corner, but the defender will still be there and you'll have no support. Instead, you could have just let him put it into touch and you'd still have the throw-in in a pretty good position.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 02:15:25 PM
Agreed, Apisith, but there is also the element of defenders knowing this and going down easily, and the referees buying it. To me, it's similar to the situation of goalies coming out and instantly getting a free kick in their favour if absolutely anyone as much as brushes them. It's absolutely infuriating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 02:38:11 PM
I think the goalkeeper thing is ridiculous. They should be treated like any other player - these days, you look at a goalkeeper the wrong way and he wins a freekick.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 02:43:30 PM
I think the goalkeeper thing is ridiculous. They should be treated like any other player - these days, you look at a goalkeeper the wrong way and he wins a freekick.

Aye, annoys the p*ss out of me and just about everyone i know.  They get fre kicks now for their own mistakes.  They come flying out the net on a corner trying to jump,break or leap of their own defenders and attackers, have no chance of takin the ball.  They'll spill it or fumble it and the ref will blow.

WTF

He made the decsion to come for it, let him die on his on sword he he fails.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 08:58:40 PM
If I do something wrong at work, I get bollocked.

I understand the pressure they're under is a little greater then that of a line manager pressing you to meet a deadline, but it's their job and something they should get right most of the time.

They shouldn't be free from criticism in any respect.

Agree and I don't think many would argue argainst. Its just the way its articulated in sports other than football is often a lot better.

Yeah, I definitely wasn't saying they should be above criticism, but that criticism should be from the appropriate people and based on a realistic level of expectation.

Players argue against most decisions that goe against them, it's only sometimes they happen to be right.

If you want to compare it to work, it's a bit like someone bollocking their own boss in the middle of a meeting in front of a room of people. Not advisable.

In my view the referee is senior to the players, the have to authority to question him during the game.

Referee's don't have a clue because they've never played the game, so how can they know what it's actually like on the otherside.  I honestly believe 50% of all decisions in some games are incorrect on fouls, which is a shocking figure.

Absolute bollocks.

:lol:

"I honestly believe (i.e. I've plucked this out of the air) _____________ ... which is a shocking figure". :lol: :lol:

Jesus Christ man Neesy.  What the f*** am I reading here?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 09:02:04 PM
It's a penalty not a f***ing pen.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Wednesday 15 September 2010, 09:04:59 PM
When a player bottles out of a 50/50 tackle.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Saturday 18 September 2010, 12:39:11 PM
Annoying when one of the 'big four' play on a Sunday they get covered but no f***er else does.

I'm sat with a hangover and frankly the chat on Soccer Saturday is making my ears bleed, when did it go so far down hill?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: The Prophet on Saturday 18 September 2010, 12:53:15 PM
Apparently our next league game away from home is Chelsea.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 18 September 2010, 12:54:30 PM
Apparently our next league game away from home is Chelsea.

 :facepalm:

Aye just seen that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 19 September 2010, 05:47:35 PM
Generic chants from newly-promoted clubs' fans such as, "Don't wanna go home...", "We're gonna win 5-4..." or if a player's sent-off late on and are being trounced anyway, "we've only got 10-men". Annoying as f***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 19 September 2010, 06:01:34 PM
"Two banks of four".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: jonnyameobi on Monday 20 September 2010, 03:06:18 PM
"parked the bus"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 20 September 2010, 03:10:46 PM
Pundits knowing less than fans. It's not on really.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Monday 20 September 2010, 05:42:39 PM
Pet hate - teams expecting that the ball is kicked out of play for an injury during an attack, and then also expecting to give the ball back to the defender/goal keeper.

Saw this a few times with team in posession in the other teams half and due to a player down, them wanting the ball kicked out. Then instead of restarting from where it went out....they also wanted to get it all back to the keeper and start over.

Even saw an attacking player give the ball to the defender to put it out of play and he refused to touch it. Well, screw them....either put it out of play yourself or we're playing.

[US High School has the right idea - IFK to team in possession if play stopped for injury]
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 08:00:03 AM
The best idea is play to the whistle and let the ref decide.  Half the time its players like Nani being dicks.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 10:40:39 AM
The best idea is play to the whistle and let the ref decide.  Half the time its players like Nani being dicks.

Good way to get your face kicked off as well, like.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 10:41:12 AM
The best idea is play to the whistle and let the ref decide.  Half the time its players like Nani being dicks.

Good way to get your face kicked off as well, like.

Hows that?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 10:42:46 AM
The best idea is play to the whistle and let the ref decide.  Half the time its players like Nani being dicks.

Good way to get your face kicked off as well, like.

Hows that?

Seen a few times when a player has kept the ball instead of kicking it out to be on the receiving end of some meaty challenges.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 11:06:30 AM
The best idea is play to the whistle and let the ref decide.  Half the time its players like Nani being dicks.

Good way to get your face kicked off as well, like.

Hows that?

Seen a few times when a player has kept the ball instead of kicking it out to be on the receiving end of some meaty challenges.

He should pass it then.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 11:08:42 AM
The best idea is play to the whistle and let the ref decide.  Half the time its players like Nani being dicks.

Good way to get your face kicked off as well, like.

Hows that?

Seen a few times when a player has kept the ball instead of kicking it out to be on the receiving end of some meaty challenges.

He should pass it then.

Good plan. They should do that as a training exercise: "Find a team-mate or Tiote breaks your legs".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 11:36:44 AM
Indeed.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 12:15:00 PM
They tried the 'play til the whistle thing'... didn't work as players felt like dicks for playing on, and the fans booed them for doing so.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 12:19:41 PM
They tried the 'play til the whistle thing'... didn't work as players felt like dicks for playing on, and the fans booed them for doing so.
They need to get over that then don't they. It's players like Nani that make me embarrassed to be a football fan.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 12:35:20 PM
They tried the 'play til the whistle thing'... didn't work as players felt like dicks for playing on, and the fans booed them for doing so.

Well thats obvious, the fans want the game stopped if their team is a man down, the opposing fans seem to want to play on.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 08:58:56 PM
''The Arsenal''
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 11:08:19 PM
''The Arsenal''
Is it Charlie Nicholas that always calls them that? Yes, that's irritating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 11:18:04 PM
I thought 'The Arsenal' was an official name?

May well have made that up, admittedly.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 22 September 2010, 02:50:40 AM
''The Arsenal''
Is it Charlie Nicholas that always calls them that? Yes, that's irritating.

 'Cityyyation' Charlie.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Saturday 25 September 2010, 12:31:52 AM
http://football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_6398920,00.html

Why can't he just shut the f*** up? His verbal diarrhea is just out of control now, why does he think people want to hear him spout this s*** none stop, why is there no one there telling him to shut his f***ing gob for once, he's a c*** of the highest order. Loathsome prick.  :harry: :harry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: stokie5554 on Saturday 25 September 2010, 12:43:05 AM
United, Chelsea, arsenal, Liverpool, west ham, tottenham, Middlesbrough, hull, wolves, birmingham, villa, Leeds, millwall, vale, crewe, Bristol city, arsen wenger, phil brown, cardiff city, alex ferguson, rob green, Stuart downing, gabby agbonlahor.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 25 September 2010, 12:52:47 AM
United, Chelsea, arsenal, Liverpool, west ham, tottenham, Middlesbrough, hull, wolves, birmingham, villa, Leeds, millwall, vale, crewe, Bristol city, arsen wenger, phil brown, cardiff city, alex ferguson, rob green, Stuart downing, gabby agbonlahor.

:angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Saturday 25 September 2010, 01:10:03 AM
United, Chelsea, arsenal, Liverpool, west ham, tottenham, Middlesbrough, hull, wolves, birmingham, villa, Leeds, millwall, vale, crewe, Bristol city, arsen wenger, phil brown, cardiff city, alex ferguson, rob green, Stuart downing, gabby agbonlahor.

:angry:
fair do's though you know what he means even if the delivery was crap.


whats the stoke -bristol city thing though ?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Tall Striker on Saturday 25 September 2010, 09:09:26 AM
United, Chelsea, arsenal, Liverpool, west ham, tottenham, Middlesbrough, hull, wolves, birmingham, villa, Leeds, millwall, vale, crewe, Bristol city, arsen wenger, phil brown, cardiff city, alex ferguson, rob green, Stuart downing, gabby agbonlahor.

:angry:

Exactly, what have Scunthorpe done to be a 'pet hate'?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 25 September 2010, 11:35:15 AM
The branding of Shitty - Chelski as "Clash of the Cash" boils my p*ss for no apparent reason.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: stokie5554 on Saturday 25 September 2010, 12:26:45 PM
United, Chelsea, arsenal, Liverpool, west ham, tottenham, Middlesbrough, hull, wolves, birmingham, villa, Leeds, millwall, vale, crewe, Bristol city, arsen wenger, phil brown, cardiff city, alex ferguson, rob green, Stuart downing, gabby agbonlahor.

:angry:
fair do's though you know what he means even if the delivery was crap.


whats the stoke -bristol city thing though ?
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United, Chelsea, arsenal, Liverpool, west ham, tottenham, Middlesbrough, hull, wolves, birmingham, villa, Leeds, millwall, vale, crewe, Bristol city, arsen wenger, phil brown, cardiff city, alex ferguson, rob green, Stuart downing, gabby agbonlahor.

:angry:
fair do's though you know what he means even if the delivery was crap.


whats the stoke -bristol city thing though ?
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God knows why mate, just always been a bit of rivalry between us to more to do with off the pitch to be honest.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 25 September 2010, 12:44:54 PM
When teams wear jackets onto the pitch. Man City are doing it now and most teams wore them at the World Cup. What is the point of them? :lol: I know some idiot supporters will buy them, but they are worn for maybe a minute on the pitch.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 26 September 2010, 02:39:54 PM
Football "jersey", sorry someone was just using it and they will think this is solely directed at them but it's really not. Seen more and more use it recently, is it because these people are watching a lot of American sport?

It's probably an irrational hatred tbf but it really makes me cringe.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: NJS on Sunday 26 September 2010, 03:04:31 PM
The branding of Shitty - Chelski as "Clash of the Cash" boils my p*ss for no apparent reason.

"Shitty", "Chelski", "Citeh", "Man Ure"


f***ing childish Sky c*** bollocks.



Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Monday 27 September 2010, 12:23:11 PM
Having to pretty much avoid everything football because your team manager let you down big time.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 27 September 2010, 12:37:03 PM
Andy Gray, Nicky Butt and Sky TVs pet chimp Keys talking about Newcastle fans expectations about how we think we will win the leage at the start of every season.

Seriously, WTF???
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 27 September 2010, 12:54:24 PM
Having to pretty much avoid everything football because your team manager let you down big time.



Oxymoron, that.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Monday 27 September 2010, 03:09:59 PM
"Arfa"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: olliemort on Monday 27 September 2010, 07:27:09 PM
No one else noticing that Vidic is a diving b******....in the mean time Manure fans thinking hes as hard as nails!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 27 September 2010, 10:32:34 PM
Football "jersey", sorry someone was just using it and they will think this is solely directed at them but it's really not. Seen more and more use it recently, is it because these people are watching a lot of American sport?

It's probably an irrational hatred tbf but it really makes me cringe.

Don't even think it's American, tbh. My mam used to call them football jerseys.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 27 September 2010, 10:34:10 PM
The branding of Shitty - Chelski as "Clash of the Cash" boils my p*ss for no apparent reason.

People referring to Man City as "Shitty", Chelsea as "Chelski", etc.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 28 September 2010, 08:09:20 PM
How on earth is Dean Windass a football commentator? He spitting most of the f***ing time, you can't understand a word he says!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 28 September 2010, 08:13:06 PM
"Silks"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 28 September 2010, 08:19:46 PM
"Silks"

This  :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 29 September 2010, 07:38:25 PM
'He knows where the goal is'.

Yeah, it's at the end of the pitch. Tends to be in the same place on most pitches really.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Wednesday 29 September 2010, 07:41:47 PM
'He knows where the goal is'.

Yeah, it's at the end of the pitch. Tends to be in the same place on most pitches really.

To be fair, we occasionally move our goals.

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,61274.msg2518215.html#msg2518215
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: 1878 on Wednesday 29 September 2010, 07:44:24 PM
Football "jersey", sorry someone was just using it and they will think this is solely directed at them but it's really not. Seen more and more use it recently, is it because these people are watching a lot of American sport?

It's probably an irrational hatred tbf but it really makes me cringe.

Don't even think it's American, tbh. My mam used to call them football jerseys.

If anything, football jersey is more old fashioned than football shirt.

We've got a song going back to the 60's that mentions "royal blue jersies"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 29 September 2010, 07:44:43 PM
'He knows where the goal is'.

Yeah, it's at the end of the pitch. Tends to be in the same place on most pitches really.

To be fair, we occasionally move our goals.

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,61274.msg2518215.html#msg2518215

;D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:22:30 PM
Think it's been said but another example there. Commentators/pundits praising players for not diving. f***ing hell man.

"Oh he could have gone down there, but well done to him for staying on his feet." Knob off.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:28:28 PM
Think it's been said but another example there. Commentators/pundits praising players for not diving. f***ing hell man.

"Oh he could have gone down there, but well done to him for staying on his feet." Knob off.

Aye. It's the same when they praise players for being 'honest'. Yeah, well done for not cheating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:33:19 PM
When Sky pick really s*** matches to be televised.

Wigan v Wolves the early kick off on Sat ffs.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:34:38 PM
What a Saturday lunchtime treat.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:35:35 PM
Chris Coleman - the Welsh Mark Bright.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:35:42 PM
When Sky pick really s*** matches to be televised.

Wigan v Wolves the early kick off on Sat ffs.

Aye when they pick top4 vs top4 its always a cracking match...usually 0-0 or if were very lucky an amazing 1-0.

You just never know, could be a good game of football, quite evenly matched.

0-0 no shots on target written all over it now i said that.  :laugh:

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:36:59 PM
Chris Coleman - the Welsh Mark Bright.

Harsh on Coleman although he would be at least 5 times better if he rid his mouth of marbles before commentating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:37:34 PM
Chris Coleman - the Welsh Mark Bright.

Harsh on Coleman although he would be at least 5 times better if he rid his mouth of marbles before commentating.

You mean have 5 less pints before commentating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:41:29 PM
Think it's been said but another example there. Commentators/pundits praising players for not diving. f***ing hell man.

"Oh he could have gone down there, but well done to him for staying on his feet." Knob off.
Any player who doesn't fall down when contacted in or around the box is an idiot.

*Unless you can create an easy scoring chance or have a yellow card.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 September 2010, 07:46:42 PM
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 30 September 2010, 08:28:31 PM
:facepalm:
Fair point. However, I know that when I am watching or playing football, the goal is to win. If there is contact in a dangerous area and the player stays on his feet, it is likely that he is depriving his side of a set piece opportunity. It is simply the smart decision in the situation. This is why players do it. If referees gave out red cards, called fouls when players didn't fall, or were better at deciphering dives, then players would stay on their feet. In the current situation, anyone who doesn't fall is actually hurting their team.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 30 September 2010, 08:29:47 PM
Chris Coleman - the Welsh Mark Bright.

Harsh on Coleman although he would be at least 5 times better if he rid his mouth of marbles before commentating.

:spit:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 30 September 2010, 09:06:37 PM
:facepalm:
Fair point. However, I know that when I am watching or playing football, the goal is to win. If there is contact in a dangerous area and the player stays on his feet, it is likely that he is depriving his side of a set piece opportunity. It is simply the smart decision in the situation. This is why players do it. If referees gave out red cards, called fouls when players didn't fall, or were better at deciphering dives, then players would stay on their feet. In the current situation, anyone who doesn't fall is actually hurting their team.



We know it's smart, and we know why players do it - but it's still cheating.

Aussie Rules tops are called guernseys btw.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 30 September 2010, 09:07:07 PM
:facepalm:
Fair point. However, I know that when I am watching or playing football, the goal is to win. If there is contact in a dangerous area and the player stays on his feet, it is likely that he is depriving his side of a set piece opportunity. It is simply the smart decision in the situation. This is why players do it. If referees gave out red cards, called fouls when players didn't fall, or were better at deciphering dives, then players would stay on their feet. In the current situation, anyone who doesn't fall is actually hurting their team.



Mate its f***ing cheating and it ruins the game.


END OF.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 1 October 2010, 08:09:05 AM
Chris Coleman - the Welsh Mark Bright.

Pooah!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 October 2010, 09:27:37 AM
:facepalm:
Fair point. However, I know that when I am watching or playing football, the goal is to win. If there is contact in a dangerous area and the player stays on his feet, it is likely that he is depriving his side of a set piece opportunity. It is simply the smart decision in the situation. This is why players do it. If referees gave out red cards, called fouls when players didn't fall, or were better at deciphering dives, then players would stay on their feet. In the current situation, anyone who doesn't fall is actually hurting their team.



Mate its f***ing cheating and it ruins the game.

END OF.

:thup:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 1 October 2010, 09:31:27 AM
:facepalm:
Fair point. However, I know that when I am watching or playing football, the goal is to win. If there is contact in a dangerous area and the player stays on his feet, it is likely that he is depriving his side of a set piece opportunity. It is simply the smart decision in the situation. This is why players do it. If referees gave out red cards, called fouls when players didn't fall, or were better at deciphering dives, then players would stay on their feet. In the current situation, anyone who doesn't fall is actually hurting their team.



Baba tells no lies IMO. If the refs grew nuts/competence, then it wouldn't happen, but they're s*** and therefore it'll be a part of the game until something major changes in the way that footy is refereed.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 October 2010, 09:32:55 AM
It's such a bollocks excuse to blame the referees... cheating players are just out to gain any advantage they can.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 1 October 2010, 09:34:07 AM
nah.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: adam on Friday 1 October 2010, 09:51:17 AM
The phrase 'stonewall penalty', what the f*** does that even mean? Its never a 'stonewall corner' either...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Friday 1 October 2010, 02:50:45 PM

Baba tells no lies IMO. If the refs grew nuts/competence, then it wouldn't happen, but they're s*** and therefore it'll be a part of the game until something major changes in the way that footy is refereed.

That's like saying it's OK to steal sweets from the corner shop, as it's the shopkeepers job to catch you and stop you.

In my opinon, until the league (and the media) starts calling out the cheaters and divers and making as big a deal about it as forums like this do, nothing will change. It has to come from within the player, and I'm not expecting them to become saints because it's the right thing because we know they have no moral core, but that they are afraid of being outed as a cheat.  Think about a game of footy with your mates, and someone was always diving, you'd give them grief in the pub about it later.

If there was post game replay and player fines/suspensions for items not seen by the referee then the players would be forced to clean up their act. As it is, there is no incentive for them to play with morals.

Alas, the league is run by eunocks and the media are afraid of loosing their meal ticket to do something about it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 1 October 2010, 02:52:25 PM
:lol: That's not really the best metaphor like. It doesn't really account for the fact you're in competition with someone else who steals sweets all day long without reprimand. In some form of sweet stealing competition. Maybe?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 1 October 2010, 04:38:02 PM
If you are not falling, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. The penalty of being caught is not enough to deter it given the possible benefits, and there is a good chance you will not be caught at all. Personally, I don't think this ruins the game or is cheating at all. I much rather be the "cheater" lining up for a free kick opportunity then the "honest" player watch the other team break for a counter.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 October 2010, 04:39:46 PM
If you are not falling, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. The penalty of being caught is not enough to deter it given the possible benefits, and there is a good chance you will not be caught at all. Personally, I don't think this ruins the game or is cheating at all. I much rather be the "cheater" lining up for a free kick opportunity then the "honest" player watch the other team break for a counter.

The you're a dangerous man Baba, someone who thinks the end always justifies the means.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 1 October 2010, 04:42:24 PM
It's a competitive game, man! The men are being paid to do all they can to win for the badge on the front of their shirt. Like most people, I have different values in my everyday life then I do on the court/pitch. I'm generally a ruthless man in the field of play.

dangerous man :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 October 2010, 04:44:51 PM
It's a competitive game, man! The men are being paid to do all they can to win for the badge on the front of their shirt. Like most people, I have different values in my everyday life then I do on the court/pitch. I'm generally a ruthless man in the field of play.

dangerous man :lol:

Nah, they're paid to play football, a sport, within the rules governing that sport.

Very surprised you're endorsing cheating. What value is a win if you know in your heart it was gained by cheating? That's a fundamental principle to all sports and games.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 1 October 2010, 05:01:37 PM
The standard of some of the callers on the World Football Phone-in.

Did you listen to the most recent one? The Gambian Newcastle fan, mental b******  :laugh: 

Dunno why they got him back on, he was irritating.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 1 October 2010, 05:51:52 PM
It's a competitive game, man! The men are being paid to do all they can to win for the badge on the front of their shirt. Like most people, I have different values in my everyday life then I do on the court/pitch. I'm generally a ruthless man in the field of play.

dangerous man :lol:

Its f***ing cheating, do you really want the game to end up where there is no contact ?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: OzzieMandias on Tuesday 12 October 2010, 01:07:12 AM
The expression "return to winning ways".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 14 October 2010, 02:59:54 PM
It's a competitive game, man! The men are being paid to do all they can to win for the badge on the front of their shirt. Like most people, I have different values in my everyday life then I do on the court/pitch. I'm generally a ruthless man in the field of play.

dangerous man :lol:

Its f***ing cheating, do you really want the game to end up where there is no contact ?
People need to make up their minds. Half of people are crying about contact being taken away from the game and the other half are crying about all the bad tackles we have been seeing lately. Diving isn't different from any other foul. If the referee correctly identifies it, then your team is put at a disadvantage. If the referee fails to identify it, your team is put at an advantage. Nature of the game.

Anyway, my major pet hate right now is the length of time between the Man City De Jong/Ben Arfa/Atkinson debacle and our next match. It just feels like all that negative energy has been festering around the club for a long time now. It was the worst time for us to have an international break. Instead of looking forward to the next match, it feels like the club has been staring into the abyss.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 14 October 2010, 03:13:03 PM
"He does that every week in training"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 14 October 2010, 03:22:08 PM
It's a competitive game, man! The men are being paid to do all they can to win for the badge on the front of their shirt. Like most people, I have different values in my everyday life then I do on the court/pitch. I'm generally a ruthless man in the field of play.

dangerous man :lol:

Its f***ing cheating, do you really want the game to end up where there is no contact ?
People need to make up their minds. Half of people are crying about contact being taken away from the game and the other half are crying about all the bad tackles we have been seeing lately. Diving isn't different from any other foul. If the referee correctly identifies it, then your team is put at a disadvantage. If the referee fails to identify it, your team is put at an advantage. Nature of the game.

Anyway, my major pet hate right now is the length of time between the Man City De Jong/Ben Arfa/Atkinson debacle and our next match. It just feels like all that negative energy has been festering around the club for a long time now. It was the worst time for us to have an international break. Instead of looking forward to the next match, it feels like the club has been staring into the abyss.

Massive difference between a t*** like De Jong hoofing somone and some little twerp like Nani diving.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 October 2010, 03:31:29 PM
Don't quite understand the problem with wanting to stop diving and wanting to stop dangerous play. Both are problems for the game.

I want to see clean, technical tackling... and shoulder to shoulder... I just don't want to see two-footed leg breakers.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 14 October 2010, 03:33:55 PM
Don't quite understand the problem with wanting to stop diving and wanting to stop dangerous play. Both are problems for the game.

I want to see clean, technical tackling... and shoulder to shoulder... I just don't want to see two-footed leg breakers.

Exactly,

i dont want to see players flying through the air when they get a hand on the back.  I dont want to see massive crunches and players having their careers ruined by luntics on the pitch.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Thursday 14 October 2010, 03:55:31 PM
Common sense in the last 3 posts. There's a difference between a fantastic sliding tackle and breaking someone's legs. You don't lose the first by cracking down on the latter. You just need players to be coached how to tackle properly, and reprimand the c***s that do it on purpose like De Jong.

Same with diving, reprimand them so there's actually a reason for them to stop. Baba's had it right in the past that you're at a disadvantage if you don't dive these days. But that doesn't make it right. It still needs to be kicked out of the game.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:25:40 PM
Common sense in the last 3 posts. There's a difference between a fantastic sliding tackle and breaking someone's legs. You don't lose the first by cracking down on the latter. You just need players to be coached how to tackle properly, and reprimand the c***s that do it on purpose like De Jong.

Same with diving, reprimand them so there's actually a reason for them to stop. Baba's had it right in the past that you're at a disadvantage if you don't dive these days. But that doesn't make it right. It still needs to be kicked out of the game.

I think we're at the point where we need a weekly video review panel to punish dangerous play and divers retrospectively.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:30:08 PM
Common sense in the last 3 posts. There's a difference between a fantastic sliding tackle and breaking someone's legs. You don't lose the first by cracking down on the latter. You just need players to be coached how to tackle properly, and reprimand the c***s that do it on purpose like De Jong.

Same with diving, reprimand them so there's actually a reason for them to stop. Baba's had it right in the past that you're at a disadvantage if you don't dive these days. But that doesn't make it right. It still needs to be kicked out of the game.

I think we're at the point where we need a weekly video review panel to punish dangerous play and divers retrospectively.

What about straight red cards for diving? The other team won't benefit at all from Ashley Young getting a one match ban and a telling off.

I know, I know - it still relies on referees getting it right but if a player knows any attempt to con the ref puts himself in jeopardy of getting sent off, I don't think he'd attempt it in the first place.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:36:24 PM
I think the problem with the straight red for any offence is that it makes the referees much less likely to call it. You already see that with lack of sending off for 'last man' fouls.

You might be right on the extra deterrent though, I'm not sure what would happen there.

I would like to see far more yellows given for sure, but it is very difficult to pick up on in real time, and refs are reluctant to accuse people of cheating, for obvious reasons.

I know the other team doesn't benefit immediately from retrospective punishment , but in the long run everyone will benefit from cleaning up the game.

Will also have a "name and shame" aspect that might be a deterrent.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:41:03 PM
Common sense in the last 3 posts. There's a difference between a fantastic sliding tackle and breaking someone's legs. You don't lose the first by cracking down on the latter. You just need players to be coached how to tackle properly, and reprimand the c***s that do it on purpose like De Jong.

Same with diving, reprimand them so there's actually a reason for them to stop. Baba's had it right in the past that you're at a disadvantage if you don't dive these days. But that doesn't make it right. It still needs to be kicked out of the game.

I think we're at the point where we need a weekly video review panel to punish dangerous play and divers retrospectively.

What about straight red cards for diving? The other team won't benefit at all from Ashley Young getting a one match ban and a telling off.

I know, I know - it still relies on referees getting it right but if a player knows any attempt to con the ref puts himself in jeopardy of getting sent off, I don't think he'd attempt it in the first place.
But too many don't get caught to make that worth it IMO. Weekly video review panel if anything for me.

Although madras I think it was made a good point a couple of days ago, that if we brought in a weekly panel, are we not going to have problems with clubs wanting more justice than just bans and fines when a retrospective decision would have majorly changed the direction of the match? Especially if it could have changed their league position come the end of the season and such?

Just so many different things to cover, I think that's one of the biggest reasons why this technology is being dismissed right now, purely because they're nowhere near finished debating all possibilities in FIFA themselves.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:48:45 PM
Think you've got a good point about clubs wanting some form of compensation for cheating picked up after the game. It would be a disadvantage of the video review system.

I still think it's better than where we are now though, and it would eventually lead to a massive reduction in cheating that would benefit everyone. It would have to be sold clearly like that, and the limitations would have to be admitted and accepted from the start.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:53:46 PM
True. Something needs to be done Ian, and we need to live with the rocky moments the rule changes bring. 'Cause right now, the game is going further down the pan and things like diving and leg breakers need to be eliminated. Overall, I'm still personally in favour of a video review panel.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 14 October 2010, 04:59:52 PM
The Gerrards and The Lampards etc.


The worst one was Freddie Shepherd with his 'The Lookayz and The Emrayz'
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 16 October 2010, 03:38:09 AM
"Lookee" :pow:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Saturday 16 October 2010, 09:50:44 AM
"Lookee" :pow:

I love fake tops me like.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 16 October 2010, 01:19:39 PM
"Unplayable"

Mainly by Merson.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 16 October 2010, 01:23:45 PM
Hanson's constant use of 40 years ago as an argument for a modern topic. Get with the times you f***ing dinosaur.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Saturday 16 October 2010, 01:26:05 PM
The way Hansen says the word "percentages".

"per-setty-jizz"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 16 October 2010, 01:33:27 PM
The way Hansen says the word "percentages".

"per-setty-jizz"

I've just stared at this message for 5 minutes. No reason.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 17 October 2010, 08:41:43 PM
The way bad refereeing is now called 'that bit of luck'.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 08:13:00 AM
Listening to the match on the radio, Lockwood read the f***ing socre out regularly for listeners just tuning in.

You bellend.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 08:16:30 AM

 "and he can certainly strike them"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Aphrodite on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 11:44:29 AM
Listening to the match on the radio, Lockwood read the f***ing socre out regularly for listeners just tuning in.

You bellend.




What's wrong with that?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 11:48:14 AM
"Chicarito".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:13:23 PM
"Chicarito".

This. Its exactly the kind of thing Manure fans latch onto that makes them so insufferable...
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:19:50 PM
Listening to the match on the radio, Lockwood read the f***ing socre out regularly for listeners just tuning in.

You bellend.




What's wrong with that?

I want him to read the score out regularly but he doesnt.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:21:00 PM
When Lockwood shouts "CARROLL! YES!......................NO, kicked off the line".

Not as bad however as Mick Lowes who describes the build up to a goal again before actually declaring we've scored. The Owen goal at Aston Villa in the 4-1 defeat a few years ago had been scored about 45 seconds before I even realised we were 1 up.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:26:02 PM
When Lockwood shouts "CARROLL! YES!......................NO, kicked off the line".

Not as bad however as Mick Lowes who describes the build up to a goal again before actually declaring we've scored. The Owen goal at Aston Villa in the 4-1 defeat a few years ago had been scored about 45 seconds before I even realised we were 1 up.

Reminds me of back in the day when we have Cole and Beardsley up front, Mike Lowes shouting "ANDY COLE, WHAT A BENDER"

Meaning Andy Cole tried to curl one past the keeper but just missed. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:38:46 PM
Reminds me of back in the day when we have Cole and Beardsley up front, Mike Lowes shouting "ANDY COLE, WHAT A BENDER"

Meaning Andy Cole tried to curl one past the keeper but just missed. :lol:

i remember listening when we played west ham one year and julian dicks was having a really good game and was involved in a lot of west ham's clearing/blocking/attacking etc and the commentator (can't remember if it was lowes or lockwood) shouts 'it's like west ham have got 11 dicks on the field!'  :iamatwat:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:40:02 PM
Reminds me of back in the day when we have Cole and Beardsley up front, Mike Lowes shouting "ANDY COLE, WHAT A BENDER"

Meaning Andy Cole tried to curl one past the keeper but just missed. :lol:

i remember listening when we played west ham one year and julian dicks was having a really good game and was involved in a lot of west ham's clearing/blocking/attacking etc and the commentator (can't remember if it was lowes or lockwood) shouts 'it's like west ham have got 11 dicks on the field!'  :iamatwat:

That rings a bell you know!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Aphrodite on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:50:06 PM
Listening to the match on the radio, Lockwood read the f***ing socre out regularly for listeners just tuning in.

You bellend.




What's wrong with that?

I want him to read the score out regularly but he doesnt.

Oops, misread it, thought you were complaining that he was reading it out!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 02:05:03 PM
Listening to the match on the radio, Lockwood read the f***ing socre out regularly for listeners just tuning in.

You bellend.




What's wrong with that?

I want him to read the score out regularly but he doesnt.

Oops, misread it, thought you were complaining that he was reading it out!

 :sadnod:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:04:28 AM
All this s**** dancing by w*****s after goals.

E.g. Bebe, Elokobi, Adebayor, Gyan, a whole host of other insufferable t***s. f*** off the lot of you.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:04:53 AM
All this s**** dancing by w*****s after goals.

E.g. Bebe, Elokobi, Adebayor, Gyan, a whole host of other insufferable t***s. f*** off the lot of you.

Jonas? :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:05:29 AM
That hate is particularly refreshing. f*** OFF WITH YOUR DANCING! :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:06:31 AM
All this s**** dancing by w*****s after goals.

E.g. Bebe, Elokobi, Adebayor, Gyan, a whole host of other insufferable t***s. f*** off the lot of you.

Jonas? :lol:

Aye, he can f*** off n all. The lush b******.

If players did a spot of ballroom dancing that'd be quite funny so that I'd accept.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:09:51 AM
All this s**** dancing by w*****s after goals.

E.g. Bebe, Elokobi, Adebayor, Gyan, a whole host of other insufferable t***s. f*** off the lot of you.

Jonas? :lol:

Aye, he can f*** off n all. The lush b******.

If players did a spot of ballroom dancing that'd be quite funny so that I'd accept.

Like that Icelandic team did? I'd post the video but its got match footage....

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:10:43 AM
I'd like to expand on that and say fans that do daft little choreographed celebrations in the pub. Some c*** was at it today when arsenal scored their third and did this daft pretendy bowling thing. He clearly thought he was cool as f***. We all just thought he was an idiotic little bollock.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:14:48 AM
Tbh, if the simultaneous celebration was actually good, say, a mass robot, it'd be amusing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:17:46 AM
Tbh, if the simultaneous celebration was actually good, say, a mass robot, it'd be amusing.

Aye. It's just the individual shitty dancing that really annoys me. Just celebrate normally man this isn't some c***s got talent ffs
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Oakie Doke on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:19:12 AM
when the stadium announcer just says the first name of a player and lets the crowd shout the surname. eg "to be replaced by number 21 Saloman..." KALOU!

dunno why it annoys me it just does.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Slim on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:28:36 AM
I have done it loads....When you are defending and fall over you always get the free kick :)
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:33:43 AM
Players, particularly strikers, who hesitate to shoot. Maybe I've been spoiled by ten years of Alan Shearer.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:35:56 AM
defenders who back off and off and who seem to have no idea where the penalty area they are defending is.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: madras on Thursday 28 October 2010, 12:37:55 AM
Football.......at tiimes I hate and loath it and part wished i'd been brought up on "warlord" comics instead of toon programmes and the football pink.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 28 October 2010, 02:44:37 AM
All this s**** dancing by w*****s after goals.

E.g. Bebe, Elokobi, Adebayor, Gyan, a whole host of other insufferable t***s. f*** off the lot of you.
Funny that you named four African players :lol: I personally love dancing after the goals. It's is one of the marvelous things in football, and something unique. What I cannot stand is players who reveal stupid messages on their undershirt after they have scored. It's fine if someone has died or there is some great political cause, but I do not care about the birthing of your children or the making of your wife.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Thursday 28 October 2010, 03:11:02 AM
I'd like to expand on that and say fans that do daft little choreographed celebrations in the pub. Some c*** was at it today when arsenal scored their third and did this daft pretendy bowling thing. He clearly thought he was cool as f***. We all just thought he was an idiotic little bollock.

Class.  :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Thursday 28 October 2010, 08:38:45 AM
I'd like to expand on that and say fans that do daft little choreographed celebrations in the pub. Some c*** was at it today when arsenal scored their third and did this daft pretendy bowling thing. He clearly thought he was cool as f***. We all just thought he was an idiotic little bollock.

in a pub up here?
i bet he got some stick  ;D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Keefaz on Thursday 28 October 2010, 09:05:13 AM
Bowling celebration. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 28 October 2010, 11:42:05 AM
All this s**** dancing by w*****s after goals.

E.g. Bebe, Elokobi, Adebayor, Gyan, a whole host of other insufferable t***s. f*** off the lot of you.
Funny that you named four African players :lol: I personally love dancing after the goals. It's is one of the marvelous things in football, and something unique. What I cannot stand is players who reveal stupid messages on their undershirt after they have scored. It's fine if someone has died or there is some great political cause, but I do not care about the birthing of your children or the making of your wife.

 ;D
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 28 October 2010, 11:51:32 AM
the daft c*** charver in my local that thinks we're managed by a bloke named Chris Hutchinson.  He's said it on more than one occasion.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 28 October 2010, 11:56:29 AM
My brother and dad still say 'Horton'... I've told them a million times.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 28 October 2010, 07:45:00 PM
I'd like to expand on that and say fans that do daft little choreographed celebrations in the pub. Some c*** was at it today when arsenal scored their third and did this daft pretendy bowling thing. He clearly thought he was cool as f***. We all just thought he was an idiotic little bollock.

Class.  :lol:

:lol: I can't believe anyone would do a pre-meditated celebration in the pub, what a divvy. :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 30 October 2010, 05:32:01 PM
How a Premier League game starts when that blonde bint decides. Seeing the ref and two teams waiting and just wanting to get on with it but having to wait for her to give him the matchball. Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 October 2010, 05:33:05 PM
Roberto Mancini's team selections, transfer buys and tactics while at Man City.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Oakie Doke on Saturday 30 October 2010, 05:34:35 PM
Man City.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 30 October 2010, 05:42:02 PM
'Spurs' rich attacking tradition', playing 'the Spurs way' etc.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GAMMELL on Saturday 30 October 2010, 05:48:56 PM
These insufferable ESPN commentators... Waddle makes me cringe too... prick
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 30 October 2010, 08:04:35 PM
Rushing to watch a big match only to realise its been postponed. Rubbish.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 30 October 2010, 08:08:02 PM
Roberto Mancini's team selections, transfer buys and tactics while at Man City.

Yep he is a massive TIT.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: leffe186 on Saturday 30 October 2010, 08:10:58 PM
Roberto Mancini's team selections, transfer buys and tactics while at Man City.

Yep he is a massive TIT.

I actually like them, because they've held City back.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 30 October 2010, 08:52:38 PM
Roberto Mancini's team selections, transfer buys and tactics while at Man City.

Yep he is a massive TIT.

I actually like them, because they've held City back.

He, Mancini gets right on my end.  He sits there like the KING of football in his interviews.

f*** off man you stupid c*** your owners have spunked millions.

f***ing long haired tit.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Saturday 30 October 2010, 09:05:26 PM
Robbie Savage on 5live.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: KaKa on Saturday 30 October 2010, 09:08:38 PM
Jermaine Jenas
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: rabit71 on Saturday 30 October 2010, 09:11:25 PM
Linesmen not being allowed to cross the halfway line

dont know why but it really gets on my tits
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: AliGupter on Saturday 30 October 2010, 09:12:43 PM
Linesmen not being allowed to cross the halfway line

dont know why but it really gets on my tits

:lol: Much more annoying is when the ball rolls harmlessly out of play towards them and the f***ers step aside and let it go past, makes me physically sick every time I see it, we need a multi ball system in this country.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Bill Arfa on Saturday 30 October 2010, 09:21:27 PM
Robbie Savage on 5live.

Savage is a legend.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 30 October 2010, 10:34:59 PM
the music Man Utd walk out to at Old Trafford.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JamesyJazz on Saturday 30 October 2010, 10:39:50 PM
Robbie Savage on 5live.

Savage is a legend.
On a par with the 'Lovejoy is a legend'bollocks a few years back.
It was pointed out to Timmy boy that he was in fact a Crystal Palace fan who had developed a taste for Russian caviear, ass licking and glory hunting late on in life.No better than Andy Gray imho.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Saturday 30 October 2010, 10:59:35 PM
f***ing goal music, honestly clubs shouldn't be allowed in the Premier League if they have it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 30 October 2010, 11:00:18 PM
f***ing goal music, honestly clubs shouldn't be allowed in the Premier League if they have it.

very small time.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: rabit71 on Sunday 31 October 2010, 12:01:22 AM
thought lovejoy was a watford fan before turning to glory seeking?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 01:55:58 AM
Those horrific football jokes people make after any big victory for their team. It is possibly the most tedious thing of all things.

"(renowned striker/attacking midfielder) was declared missing yesterday, but was eventually found in the back pocket of (defensive midfielder/centre back)"

"Three-fourths of the world is covered by water, the rest by (centre midfielder)"

"(striker who's scored two or more goals) is wanted for rape in (whatever city he scored these goals in)"

This is the worst thing imaginable.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 01:56:38 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 02:04:36 AM
Is three-fourths the same as 3 quarters :p?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 08:48:18 AM
thought lovejoy was a watford fan before turning to glory seeking?

his new ad for pasta is vomit inducing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Village Idiot on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 11:39:19 AM
f***ing goal music, honestly clubs shouldn't be allowed in the Premier League if they have it.

Athletic de Bilbao's new stadium is supposed to have goal music *and* light show. Pure cringe if they really go with it.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Thursday 4 November 2010, 04:36:41 AM
I'd like to expand on that and say fans that do daft little choreographed celebrations in the pub. Some c*** was at it today when arsenal scored their third and did this daft pretendy bowling thing. He clearly thought he was cool as f***. We all just thought he was an idiotic little bollock.

Class.  :lol:

:lol: I can't believe anyone would do a pre-meditated celebration in the pub, what a divvy. :lol:

 :lol: The whole post has me cracked up everytime I read it. Bowling celebration in a pub man, love how he waited until the third to do it aswell.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:16:32 PM
Morten Gamst Pedersen.

He just seems like a total t***, and I hate the way he plays.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:19:21 PM
Our f***ing ball boys. Saying that they haven't been nearly as sh**e this season
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:19:28 PM
Morten Gamst Pedersen.

He just seems like a total t***, and I hate the way he plays.

He's got a Paul Cuntington hairstyle, that's what does it for me.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:19:53 PM
thought lovejoy was a watford fan before turning to glory seeking?

Yeap, that is true.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:20:42 PM
Our f***ing ball boys. Saying that they haven't been nearly as sh**e this season

They're s****, a little too young I think, they have no awareness of what is going on around them and can't even kick / throw the ball far enough more often than not.

Been like that for years.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:23:55 PM
I vividly remember one game against Man Utd a few seasons ago. This one ball boy in particular had been horrendously poor. Couldn't throw, kick and it took him an age to give our lot the ball. Man Utd got a quick attack, the ball went out and the ball boy got the ball to Ronaldo in a nano second and Man Utd nearly scored. I was fuming.

I reckon we should use the Academy lads. Not the 16 year olds that teams like Wigan use, but the Under 11's/12's who actually have hand eye co-ordination and the power to kick a ball more than 8 yards to a keeper.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:26:21 PM
I vividly remember one game against Man Utd a few seasons ago. This one ball boy in particular had been horrendously poor. Couldn't throw, kick and it took him an age to give our lot the ball. Man Utd got a quick attack, the ball went out and the ball boy got the ball to Ronaldo in a nano second and Man Utd nearly scored. I was fuming.

I reckon we should use the Academy lads. Not the 16 year olds that teams like Wigan use, but the Under 11's/12's who actually have hand eye co-ordination and the power to kick a ball more than 8 yards to a keeper.

I've been saying this for years. Everton have trained lads who know what to do to help the team so why not us.

Anyway, the term warchest.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Greg on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:32:29 PM
Aye we should, it all went wrong when Shepherd started getting kids parents to pay to have their kid be a ball boy.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:50:52 PM
Patronising commentators when non-league teams are playing.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:53:06 PM
Patronising commentators when non-league teams are playing.

"And it's MICKY DEVLIN... THE POSTMAN! Who SCORES to put NON LEAGUE FC INTO THE SECOND ROUND!"
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 7 November 2010, 12:57:18 PM
Patronising commentators when non-league teams are playing.

"And it's MICKY DEVLIN... THE POSTMAN! Who SCORES to put NON LEAGUE FC INTO THE SECOND ROUND!"

*Camera pans to Leeds fans after going 1-0 up against Man United*

'You tell them it's impossible, you tell them.'

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 7 November 2010, 01:02:42 PM
It's usually great seeing a tiny (and really they are tiny, relatively) club scoring against a 'big' club but it's often ruined by the commentary. WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT IT! THE BUTCHER, BAKER AND CANDLE STICK MAKER ALL ON THE SCORESHEET!
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 7 November 2010, 05:50:16 PM
Jay Spearing's stupid face.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Sunday 7 November 2010, 07:01:10 PM
Jay Spearing's stupid face.

:lol:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 07:57:03 PM
Liam Ridgewell. I don't know why, he just annoys me.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 08:53:56 PM
My Dad says "Put Gillette on"  :angry:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Stephen927 on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 10:23:43 PM
When a team concedes a freekick and they kick the ball to the spot where the freekick will be taken from. Leave it, let the other team sort it out ffs.

Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 11:22:22 PM
Patronising commentators when non-league teams are playing.

"And it's MICKY DEVLIN... THE POSTMAN! Who SCORES to put NON LEAGUE FC INTO THE SECOND ROUND!"

*Camera pans to Leeds fans after going 1-0 up against Man United*

'You tell them it's impossible, you tell them.'



Without even hearing the commentery i'd put my house on it being the c*** Tyldesley coming out with that? Infact I can hear his voice now. c***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 11:32:00 PM
Patronising commentators when non-league teams are playing.

"He's only went and tackled WAYNE ROONEY! Something to tell the grandchildren about."
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 11:34:17 PM
Just patronising commentary generally, you get it in a lot of Premier League games. Usually involving Spurs actually. :lol:

I couldn't believe how much they were making it sound like we were some plucky little side when we went to WHL, and we'd dared to defy Barcelona Globetrotters.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: KeithKettleborough on Wednesday 10 November 2010, 03:41:52 AM
Not sure if its been mentioned earlier in the thread but was reminded of one of my pet hates during the mackems thrashing. Its the cheers that encourage the team to start taking the P when we are a few goals up. Often kills the game and usually allows us to take our foot off the pedal. Happened at that game and instead of a possible 7 or 8 goal victory etc and something even more legendary, all it did was let them off a little and of course they even scored.

Having fun by cheering sideways and backward passing may be funny but makes more sense to encourage the team to keep scoring. Sometimes goal difference etc is vital and recent history shows it is important. Would have got more pleasure for a much longer period and more fun out of Toon 8 Mackems 0 than a load of cheering when we passed the ball.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 10 November 2010, 05:27:25 AM
Morten Gamst Pedersen.

He just seems like a total t***, and I hate the way he plays.

He's got a Paul Cuntington hairstyle, that's what does it for me.
His "hand of god"-goal against us is what does it for me. Little c***.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: GAMMELL on Wednesday 10 November 2010, 09:06:44 AM
Was that not Paul Gallagher that punced the f***er in the net ?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 10 November 2010, 09:17:48 AM
Was that not Paul Gallagher that punced the f***er in the net ?

I think it was Gallagher.

Put Pederson has also scored past us at SJP.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 10 November 2010, 09:32:43 AM
Was that not Paul Gallagher that punced the f***er in the net ?

Only total c***s do that. Absolute f***ing arseholes.

Spoiler
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Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Mugatu on Thursday 11 November 2010, 09:09:33 AM
The way Andy Gray says the word "no".
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 11 November 2010, 08:05:57 PM
Was that not Paul Gallagher that punced the f***er in the net ?

They've both scored a handball against us at SJP, both at the Leazes End, both in 1-0 wins for them.




Footballers wearing scarves.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Chubby Jason on Thursday 11 November 2010, 08:47:00 PM
The way Andy Gray says the word "no".
The way he chuckles to himself at things are not amusing in the slightest. Paul Scholes repeatedly fouling people last night was a case in point, what the f*** is so funny about it?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Friday 12 November 2010, 08:58:41 AM
Footballers wearing scarves.

The f***ing clip of Adebayor on Wednesday, scarf, gloves and head scarf. f***ing tit.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: khay on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:00:59 AM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:12:28 AM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

nope he's rich so not allowed to do anything we don't like
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:13:47 AM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

Aye but how long before they start brining a portable radiator/heater on the pitch.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Ian W on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:14:55 AM
The way Andy Gray says the word "no".
The way he chuckles to himself at things are not amusing in the slightest. Paul Scholes repeatedly fouling people last night was a case in point, what the f*** is so funny about it?

It's not Joey Barton?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: clintdempsey on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:15:38 AM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

On the other hand, after 5 years in British climate surely Adebayor would've acclimatised somewhat?
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:16:21 AM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

Aye but how long before they start brining a portable radiator/heater on the pitch.


might be a while like
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: khay on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:19:05 AM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

On the other hand, after 5 years in British climate surely Adebayor would've acclimatised somewhat?

Its In the blood. I'd never get used to the heat :|
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: wormy on Friday 12 November 2010, 03:00:53 PM
I understand where people are coming from with it's in the blood etc. But they're playing football, moving with a high intensity for 90 minutes. That's going to warm you up in itself.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 12 November 2010, 05:40:28 PM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

On the other hand, after 5 years in British climate surely Adebayor would've acclimatised somewhat?
You don't acclimatise. You just accept. Cold is cold.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Disco on Friday 12 November 2010, 08:46:24 PM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

Aye but how long before they start brining a portable radiator/heater on the pitch.


If Qatar win the world cup bid the stadiums and pitches are going to have coolers so they players don't need to play in daft temperatures.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 12 November 2010, 09:31:50 PM
When Motd highlight yellow cards and substitutes. You know instantly the yellow card will lead to a second yellow and the sub will score.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: midds on Friday 12 November 2010, 11:16:07 PM
The FA interfering into who managers pick for games. Just read up on Blackpool making 10 changes.

Completely wrong to take any action, ditto for McCarty last year.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: n4e on Saturday 13 November 2010, 04:27:00 AM
When Motd highlight yellow cards and substitutes. You know instantly the yellow card will lead to a second yellow and the sub will score.

Or the focus on a certain player just before a set piece.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: nobby_solano on Saturday 13 November 2010, 09:16:04 AM
Asamoah gyan dancing like a t*** when he scores
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Sunday 14 November 2010, 01:41:44 PM
I dunno if it's a pet hate of mine but...yesterday on MOTD on our game the commentator said something along the lines of 'Newcastle saved by the bar.'  Erm...the player missed the goal (or the net at least)  we weren't saved by anything, if you can't avoid the posts and bar you don't deserve to score.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Neil on Sunday 14 November 2010, 01:43:53 PM
Similarly irks me when hitting the bar is described as unlucky. Sure, you came close, and it may well have been an excellent effort, but it's not unlucky. It didn't go inside the goalframe, it's not on target.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 14 November 2010, 02:15:45 PM
Similarly irks me when hitting the bar is described as unlucky. Sure, you came close, and it may well have been an excellent effort, but it's not unlucky. It didn't go inside the goalframe, it's not on target.

What if it hits both posts? Surely that's unlucky
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Frazzle on Sunday 14 November 2010, 02:33:25 PM
Jason Roberts' face.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: palnese on Sunday 14 November 2010, 02:37:44 PM
Jason Roberts' face.

RACIST!

I agree though.

I'll add Tony Pulis' face to that.
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Post by: JH on Sunday 14 November 2010, 02:53:20 PM
Jason Roberts' face.

Jason Roberts in general. He came across as a right c*** on Wednesday. He was like some sort of deranged pyschopath in his goal celebration.
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Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 14 November 2010, 02:59:59 PM
Jason Roberts' face.

RACIST!

I agree though.

I'll add Tony Pulis' face to that.

It's even worse when he's not wearing a hat and glasses.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Toon Hoser on Sunday 14 November 2010, 03:28:38 PM
Whenever I hear it, I can't get the MOTD music out of my head.  (http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/forum/images/smilies/120.gif)


EDIT: it's OK now.  I put on a Boney M CD and it drove the demons out.
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Post by: je85 on Sunday 14 November 2010, 04:48:23 PM
When Motd highlight yellow cards and substitutes. You know instantly the yellow card will lead to a second yellow and the sub will score.

Or the focus on a certain player just before a set piece.

This gets me. ''Oh look, it's Hangeland coming up for the corner..."
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Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 14 November 2010, 06:07:50 PM
Andy Gray really gets on my end now.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 15 November 2010, 01:06:36 AM
The chasm in quality between our away fans and our home fans.
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Post by: Dave on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 06:46:25 PM
The broadcasters in this country who get all high and mighty about pitch invasions/streakers despite the fact that pretty much everyone finds it at least mildly amusing. Other countries just show them, we get an ultra-wide shot of the stadium and silence or commentators on their high horses claiming it's a disgrace.
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Post by: Neil on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 06:51:43 PM
The broadcasters in this country who get all high and mighty about pitch invasions/streakers despite the fact that pretty much everyone finds it at least mildly amusing. Other countries just show them, we get an ultra-wide shot of the stadium and silence or commentators on their high horses claiming it's a disgrace.

Expect Yorkie out there tonight around the 70th minute.
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Post by: Dave on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 06:52:28 PM
:lol:
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Post by: henke on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 07:06:51 PM
Surely people brought up where its normally 30 degrees are allowed to feel the cold? :idiot2:

Aye but how long before they start brining a portable radiator/heater on the pitch.


If Qatar win the world cup bid the stadiums and pitches are going to have coolers so they players don't need to play in daft temperatures.

I'm not trying to be funny or anything but how is that possible, aside from playing all the games in stadiums with roofs i can't get my head round it?
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Post by: steve_69 on Thursday 18 November 2010, 10:10:42 AM
I know it's been said before but short corners really boil my p*ss. They don't f***ing work!

The first corner England got yesterday, they should have just swung the ball into the box but Milner decides to take a quick short corner that resulted in a s*** cross.  What chance does Carroll have with dickheads like that in the team?
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Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Thursday 18 November 2010, 10:37:20 AM
Passing the ball backwards.
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Post by: madras on Thursday 18 November 2010, 10:46:54 AM
Passing the ball backwards.
all the best teams do it regularly enough.


(i still get cold shivers down my spine at NUFC fans screaming for batty to lump it forward to ian rush, on his own with 4 defenders for company)
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 18 November 2010, 11:41:52 AM
Passing the ball backwards.

Actually, people who don't understand the importance of retaining possession is one of mine!
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Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Thursday 18 November 2010, 12:34:55 PM
Passing the ball backwards.
all the best teams do it regularly enough.


(i still get cold shivers down my spine at NUFC fans screaming for batty to lump it forward to ian rush, on his own with 4 defenders for company)

:lol:
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Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 18 November 2010, 12:40:51 PM
"(Quality Defensive Midfielder) is useless. Most of his passes are sideways and no more than ten yards."

Right. Come back when you understand football.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: JH on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:28:16 PM
Fans who think that expecting us to perform better and not make the same mistakes every week means we expect the team to play like Chelsea and for us to win the league.

It's getting f***ing pathetic now. If you're happy to accept mediocrity then so be it, but don't expect others to.
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Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:31:18 PM
For some reason stadiums without electronic advertisement boards really annoy me these days. Sort of feels like the stadiums without them are taken somewhere out of 1970s USSR, which they're obviously not. It just feels that way for some f***ed up reason. :lol:
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Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:34:53 PM
Fans who think that expecting us to perform better and not make the same mistakes every week means we expect the team to play like Chelsea and for us to win the league.

It's getting f***ing pathetic now. If you're happy to accept mediocrity then so be it, but don't expect others to.

Mediocrity would be brilliant, personally I'll accept survival this season, first.
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Post by: M4 on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:36:41 PM
Broadcasts or stadium screens that display the second half time from 1 to 45 and not 45 to 90.
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Post by: Dinho lad on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:40:26 PM
For some reason stadiums without electronic advertisement boards really annoy me these days. Sort of feels like the stadiums without them are taken somewhere out of 1970s USSR, which they're obviously not. It just feels that way for some f***ed up reason. :lol:

and to mention that they sometimes get your attention. Sometimes i find myself watching the advertising boardings rather than the game itself! :lol: :facepalm:
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Post by: Frazzle on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:42:43 PM
Fans who think that expecting us to perform better and not make the same mistakes every week means we expect the team to play like Chelsea and for us to win the league.

It's getting f***ing pathetic now. If you're happy to accept mediocrity then so be it, but don't expect others to.

Isn't someone's sig a quote from you saying 17th would be a success?
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Post by: JH on Saturday 20 November 2010, 06:43:33 PM
Fans who think that expecting us to perform better and not make the same mistakes every week means we expect the team to play like Chelsea and for us to win the league.

It's getting f***ing pathetic now. If you're happy to accept mediocrity then so be it, but don't expect others to.

Isn't someone's sig a quote from you saying 17th would be a success?

Yes, but we'll not get it from not picking points up in the games we should pick points up. Keep up like this and 17th will be an aspiration, rather than a given.
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Post by: madras on Saturday 20 November 2010, 07:32:54 PM
getting tonked and not even being to whinge about it as it was thoroughly deserved.
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Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Saturday 20 November 2010, 09:30:25 PM
getting tonked and not even being to whinge about it as it was thoroughly deserved.

Managers who say a tonking wasn't deserved when it was.
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Post by: The Prophet on Saturday 20 November 2010, 09:31:02 PM
'Strikers challange'
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Post by: toonpete1892 on Saturday 20 November 2010, 09:58:00 PM
Wind up merchants who support football teams but only when it suits them.

One of my best mates from uni (a so called Blackburn fan) got a great reaction from me after the game last Wednesday. I was frustrated and wound up and couldn't resist giving him an earful before telling him to 'f*** off' and abruptly hanging up. Hes on the wind up again tonight but so far I haven't bitten. Unfortunately even if we beat them 10-0 at SJP, the tit won't give a toss and I can't get my revenge.
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Post by: Inferior Acuña on Saturday 20 November 2010, 10:55:20 PM
People thinking they can laugh at and  wind-up bolton fans with complete sicnerity when they're 4-1 up for one scuffed shot.
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 21 November 2010, 01:55:53 PM
People saying they were shocked that Kevin Davies didn't make the England squad......

:idiot2:
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Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 21 November 2010, 03:03:24 PM
Lofty crosses to the back post. They knock me sick.
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Post by: M4 on Sunday 21 November 2010, 04:55:13 PM
Black nets. Still. Zabaleta's goal ruined today :D
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Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 21 November 2010, 04:56:31 PM
Broadcasts or stadium screens that display the second half time from 1 to 45 and not 45 to 90.

I was on that screen yesterday before the game dancing and singing drunkenly to Town called Malice
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Post by: Foluwashola on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:39:36 PM
People getting all worked up about the nature of some of the chants that are heard at SJP et al.

e.g "Your support is f***ing s***," "Who are ya?" They may not be particularly clever or factualy correct but it's all part of the banter. Certainly better than hearing f*** all.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:42:15 PM
Is hearing 'Heil Hitler' better than hearing nothing? Obviously, a grotesquely extreme example, but you get the point.
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Post by: Foluwashola on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:46:52 PM
Is hearing 'Heil Hitler' better than hearing nothing? Obviously, a grotesquely extreme example, but you get the point.

Erm, no  :lol:

Nazi salutes were not what I had in mind.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:49:25 PM
Is hearing 'Heil Hitler' better than hearing nothing? Obviously, a grotesquely extreme example, but you get the point.

Erm, no  :lol:

Nazi salutes were not what I had in mind.

I know it's a bit of a daft example like, but hearing 'Who are ya?' and 'your support is f***ing s***.' really grates on me, personally.
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Post by: Robster on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:52:50 PM
I think I just hate football in general at the moment.
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Post by: Tall Striker on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:54:58 PM
When one player (nevermind three) doesn't have the mental capacity not to punch, elbow, headbutt, karate chop an opponent, just because we're losing.
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Post by: Foluwashola on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:55:43 PM
Is hearing 'Heil Hitler' better than hearing nothing? Obviously, a grotesquely extreme example, but you get the point.

Erm, no  :lol:

Nazi salutes were not what I had in mind.

I know it's a bit of a daft example like, but hearing 'Who are ya?' and 'your support is f***ing s***.' really grates on me, personally.

It is mostly dafties that sing it like but there's nowt worse then being in the away end after you've conceded and seeing thousands of folk taking the mick.
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Post by: Mr. Snrub on Monday 22 November 2010, 09:03:08 PM
Is hearing 'Heil Hitler' better than hearing nothing? Obviously, a grotesquely extreme example, but you get the point.

Erm, no  :lol:

Nazi salutes were not what I had in mind.

Something like this at home to Spurs would definitely generate the atmosphere..

(http://o.foto.radikal.ru/0701/6f2a25f8b933.jpg)
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Post by: steve_69 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 09:53:47 AM
People getting all worked up about the nature of some of the chants that are heard at SJP et al.

e.g "Your support is f***ing s***," "Who are ya?" They may not be particularly clever or factualy correct but it's all part of the banter. Certainly better than hearing f*** all.

Having said that, I watched the Fulham v Villa game on Sunday and the Villa fans opened up with 'your support is f***ing s***' after literally 30 seconds of the game. Give the f***ers a chance to get sat down eh.
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Post by: Dr Venkman on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 11:03:04 AM
Fans who think that expecting us to perform better and not make the same mistakes every week means we expect the team to play like Chelsea and for us to win the league.

It's getting f***ing pathetic now. If you're happy to accept mediocrity then so be it, but don't expect others to.

just shout 'i expect you to perform better' at the end of the games instead of booing, maybe that'll get the message across better.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 05:44:12 PM
Footballers wearing tights.
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Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 09:48:17 AM
People getting all worked up about the nature of some of the chants that are heard at SJP et al.

e.g "Your support is f***ing s***," "Who are ya?" They may not be particularly clever or factualy correct but it's all part of the banter. Certainly better than hearing f*** all.

Having said that, I watched the Fulham v Villa game on Sunday and the Villa fans opened up with 'your support is f***ing s***' after literally 30 seconds of the game. Give the f***ers a chance to get sat down eh.

They'd been to Craven Cottage before, obviously.
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Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 10:22:59 AM
People getting all worked up about the nature of some of the chants that are heard at SJP et al.

e.g "Your support is f***ing s***," "Who are ya?" They may not be particularly clever or factualy correct but it's all part of the banter. Certainly better than hearing f*** all.

Having said that, I watched the Fulham v Villa game on Sunday and the Villa fans opened up with 'your support is f***ing s***' after literally 30 seconds of the game. Give the f***ers a chance to get sat down eh.

Don't know where you've dreamt that up from.
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Post by: Colocho on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 10:24:08 AM
'Strikers challange'

'Defender's shot'.
Title: Re: Your football pet hates
Post by: Cronky on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 10:50:23 AM
Players walking away from referees while they're trying to talk to them. Then making a great show of reluctance when they're called back.

Childish, rude and it doesn't happen in other sports. I don't know why it hasn't been clamped down on, when players get a yellow card just for removing the