This appears to be a pictorial record of a sporting event for which the number of police/security/marshalling personnel (in yellow and orange)almost outnumbers the spectators.
Surely no worthwhile sport/game requires such huge levels of control?
What is this sport?Posted 10 years ago
I liked the way on MOTD they criticized Adebayor for inciting the fans but not the fans who threw things at him.
that was the funny bit matey shouldn't have done that or rake VP, but all those people who can't even play the game going mad throwing shit for a club/badge who don't give a shit about them. I've really been put off footy recently, I have nothing in common with a PL footballer.Posted 10 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
The fans are worse than the diving players – dishing out insults all day & then whining & going off on one when somebody takes the piss out of them. Need to MTFU
Adebayor – didn't see it, but he'll get his ban from the video panel
Footy in general – Like tails, I just CBA anymore (mind I "am" a boro supporter)Posted 10 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
They are all as bad as each other – Adabayor for the nasty tackle, Van Persie for rolling around like he had been glassed and the fans that wind players up then cry when the get the response they want (and only because they want to get the player in trouble, not because they are actually upset about it).
The whole thing is a farce, but unfortunately I still love the game.Posted 10 years agomike-at-dialledbikesMember
I agree with scaredypants, the fans give out "banter" all afternoon, but when one of the players gives a bit of banter back by celebrating his goal and rubbing their noses in it, they think it's alright to act like animals and throw stuff on the pitch.
Adebayor will get a ban for the stamp, but I don't think his goal celebration deserves any sanction. If the fans can't handle a player celebrating a goal and winding them up a bit, they should stay at home.Posted 10 years ago
yeah it is odd did you see the fans rush to the front when he was celebrating, like a pack of wolves. Compare that with all embracing happiness that was shown to peaty the other week. As said above I shall still follow footy but I have nothing in common with a PL player or those nutty fans.Posted 10 years agoschrickvr6Member
I think most people don't understand why so many gooners were pissed of with 'him'.
When Arsenal signed him he was scoring 4-5 goals a season in Lique 1 but Wenger spotted he had all the ingredients but really just lacked the workrate, in his first season + 1/2 I said this guy can be better than Henry, he was running around like a headless chicken putting in 100% and scoring goals with moments of brilliance, by now I think he had won most of his doubters over. Although towards the end of the season he seemed to be getting back to his lazy old self
He then went on to acknowledge in an interview that Wenger had taught him he needed to give everything in every game then he could be one of the best in the world and how he owed Arsenal everything.
Then Barca and Milan come sniffing and he spends the whole summer trying to engineer a move away in the press pretty much every day, Arsenal say no to all offers and he comes back to a press conference to say he had no knowledge of any of this as he was on holiday in Togo and his phone was switched off..yeh OK
He then signs a new contact doubleing his money to £80k a week, not the £100-£120k Henry wage he decided he was worth after one good season.
First two home games he gets booed, more than I would have liked but he deserved it, anyway for the first two games he looked like he was trying but after that he just stood around offside looking like a lazy ****t and headbutting team mates and calling them sh!t.
The guy is a total egomaniac, I kind of wish he was still a gooner but really I'm glad he's gone. It's only a matter of time before Barca and Real come sniffing, and no matter how rich Man City are his head will be turned and so it starts all over again…
He said he could never forgive the arsenal fans. For what? For booing him two games for being a sneaky twunt and then treating every gooner like an idiot. He says that before a game and doesn't expect to get any abuse?
And did no-one see the stamp on Fabregas' ankle?Posted 10 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I don't really "get" football, but this sort of thing really gets me down. I saw the first stage finish of the Tour of Britain Saturday. Large crowd, many of whom had ridden there, standing patiently waiting for a couple of hours for the race to come in. Everyone goes nuts for it, cheers wildly for the winner (Chris Sutton, I'd never heard of him), whistles and cheers good-naturedly at the podium girls, cheers for every jersey presentation, cheers every minor local worthy for presenting them, mobs Wiggo for autographs, chats with riders and staff around their buses, then wanders off home. So much goodwill, so little aggro.Posted 10 years agoiDaveMember
bear in mind these players get paid so much essentially because they have exceptional ability to finely control the position of their feet in relation to other objects – which make me laugh when excuses are made for stamping, diving etc – they know where their feet are and where they're going and they put their feet in a certain place at a certain time and a certain angle, with a certain force because they have made a decision…..
exceptional ability to finely control the position of their feet in relation to other objects
leaving aside carlton palmerPosted 10 years ago
The joke that is wendyball, its large proportion of knuckle dragging fans and the required level of security to stop the idiots tearing into each other is in no way excusable and the often quoted cods that football fans are in someway more passionate than other sports fans and hence more volatile is just that, cods. Supporters of sports outside of football are just as passionate, if not more so if they follow less popular sporting activities, yet they don't feel the need to kick off at the drop of a hat (or dive of a player).
In the NHL (National Hockey League) one of the most heated rivalries is that of the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche and even though events such as this happen all the time on the ice the rival fans sit with each other and manage to cope with defeat/victory over the other without needing to tear chunks out of each other.
Its about time idiots stopped making excuses for moronic football fans ("he went to this club and played well but played bad for us" whinge whinge whinge) and started to get a grip on the fact violence among fans over a sporting event is not acceptable, full stop.Posted 10 years ago
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