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The post I replied to said "Outside of the Tory enclaves of Edinburgh and the Borders no one gives a f**k."
While that might be true most of the year for the club game (which I don't follow at all myself), it's utter bollocks in relation to Scotland matches - 6N, autumn internationals, WC, whatever - all of which people across Scotland clearly do give a f**k about.

Splitting hairs here. I think "no one gives a f**k" may not have been an entirely serious comment. I'd say giving a f**k about the Scotland men's national rugby team and giving a f**k about rugby are quite different things.

Anyway, I can see two deer from my bedroom window. A lovely sight on a snowy day.

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3 hours ago, Junior Pub League said:

The only people who play or watch rugby are Tory c***s, M64.

Outside of the Tory enclaves of Edinburgh and the Borders no one gives a f**k.

Glasgow warriors have a slightly larger average attendance than Edinburgh so it must be as equally popular there.

Football fans who don't like rugby always seem very bitter about it, why is that? They would show no emotion if asked about Ice Hockey or Basketball but get wound up about rugby, very weird.

It is odd that rugby and football are divided by social class and is probably a hindrance to rugby as how many tough kids from non private schools would actually enjoy the aggression and discipline of the sport? I heard Chris Wood the Burnley striker say that in New Zealand football is what the girls play and the boys play rugby. I took a South African friend to a football match and he couldn't contain his laughing at the antics of footballers, he was astounded at how much a 'bunch of p*ssies they were' he genuinely couldn't believe it. It actually made me view the sport in a different light witnessing a person with no experience of football amazed at the way they behaved which I always knew was pathetic but as football fans we just accept it. 

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4 hours ago, ahemps said:

Glasgow warriors have a slightly larger average attendance than Edinburgh so it must be as equally popular there.

Football fans who don't like rugby always seem very bitter about it, why is that? They would show no emotion if asked about Ice Hockey or Basketball but get wound up about rugby, very weird.

It is odd that rugby and football are divided by social class and is probably a hindrance to rugby as how many tough kids from non private schools would actually enjoy the aggression and discipline of the sport? I heard Chris Wood the Burnley striker say that in New Zealand football is what the girls play and the boys play rugby. I took a South African friend to a football match and he couldn't contain his laughing at the antics of footballers, he was astounded at how much a 'bunch of p*ssies they were' he genuinely couldn't believe it. It actually made me view the sport in a different light witnessing a person with no experience of football amazed at the way they behaved which I always knew was pathetic but as football fans we just accept it. 

No one is wound up. They're shite, that's  all. Rugby being the worst, although I never met an ice hockey or basket ball fan I didn't think should have their hard drive checked.

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4 hours ago, ahemps said:

Football fans who don't like rugby always seem very bitter about it, why is that? They would show no emotion if asked about Ice Hockey or Basketball but get wound up about rugby, very weird.

I've noticed that. However they link rugby fans and "no voters" and Tories together which is a lazy stereotype which is a surprise as the fans in question fancy themselves as politicians and historians it seems. 

Rugby's my first sport but I know people who go to Murrayfield who voted "yes" and vote SNP, but I also know regular Hampden attendees who can't stand the SNP and are opposed to independence. 

What I find amusing though is that they don't mind bitterly saying they don't like rugby but take offence if you don't care about the football team. I've only missed one game at Murrayfield since 2012 but if you prefer Hampden then fair do's, live and let live. If the Scotland football team were playing in my garden then I'd shut the curtains. 

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9 hours ago, Junior Pub League said:

The only people who play or watch rugby are Tory c***s, M64.

Outside of the Tory enclaves of Edinburgh and the Borders no one gives a f**k.

No Tory MPs in Edinburgh, maybe those enclaves are not as prevalent as you think.

Aberdeenshire, however, thats a different sTory.

If you dont like Rugby, thats fine - I can take it or leave it myself - but at least sort out your prejudices before posting shite?

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5 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:


 


Splitting hairs here. I think "no one gives a f**k" may not have been an entirely serious comment. I'd say giving a f**k about the Scotland men's national rugby team and giving a f**k about rugby are quite different things.

Anyway, I can see two deer from my bedroom window. A lovely sight on a snowy day.

Is that "auld dears" you're spying on from your Maryhill bedroom window :whistle?

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Ian McCall (McInnes' pal) would never have it that a manager should be sacked, shocker.

Aberdeen's playing budget dictates that they should be a stick on to finish 3rd every season. Regardless of who's sold, recruitment is a huge part of success in football. McCall and McFadden are spouting a lot of nonsense. Apparently the paying public shouldn't have their concerns read out publicly.

Apparently McInnes should be allowed to decide when it's time to leave......

Edited by BukyOHare

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6 hours ago, VictorOnopko said:

That must be why the pubs in Glasgow are absolutely rammed during the 6 Nations then.  Cool.

what pubs would those be? 

 

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"............ I am more of a rugby man myself". The phrase that instantly shuts down any conversation. 

Similar to English colleagues who genuinely ask if you watched the cricket at the weekend. 

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On 03/02/2021 at 21:39, sophia said:

Heather Dewar reporting on the 48th minute goal at Arbroath v Inverness Caley Thistle and she speculated that it may have been scored by Alan Doran.

Aaron Doran came on in the 71st minute.

 

Watch how you word any criticism of Heather. She has her fan's on here.

Couldn't agree with you more.

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On 09/02/2021 at 13:14, DiegoDiego said:


 


Splitting hairs here. I think "no one gives a f**k" may not have been an entirely serious comment. I'd say giving a f**k about the Scotland men's national rugby team and giving a f**k about rugby are quite different things.

Anyway, I can see two deer from my bedroom window. A lovely sight on a snowy day.

For Christmas I bought eight legs of venison for £50..

Do you think that's two deer?................................................................................................sorry...........................

Edited by Hawkeye the Gnu

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Thought Ian Mccall came across as an absolute seething mess last night.  

 

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14 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

Thought Ian Mccall came across as an absolute seething mess last night.  

 

This constant hard done by shite from him and their club is pathetic. 

Didn't listen and absolutely won't through choice listen to him. Why does no one just tell them, that's the rules. Just because you're full time and "ambitious" doesn't mean you get any different treatment from clubs at your level. Stfu Ian 😂

Edited by Mr Positive, sometimes.

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Is that "auld dears" you're spying on from your Maryhill bedroom window :whistle?
Not the delights of Maryhill, though I often spotted deer from my old residence in Lambhill. I decided to furlough at my parents' in FK2 to give them a bit of a hand. Both got their vaccines this morning.
 
Deer are my favourite animals, but I can't look at one without thinking of venison recipes.

Back somewhat on topic, it's hard to tell where Thistle are more of a joke these days: on or off the pitch. With seaside football on hold I'd almost managed to repress memory of the Jags, only for them to pop up and embarrass themselves every few days like a drunk uncle at a wake.

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1 hour ago, CALDERON said:

Thought Ian Mccall came across as an absolute seething mess last night.  

 

Absolutely shocked by this tbh

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22 hours ago, ahemps said:

I took a South African friend to a football match and he couldn't contain his laughing at the antics of footballers, he was astounded at how much a 'bunch of p*ssies they were' he genuinely couldn't believe it. It actually made me view the sport in a different light witnessing a person with no experience of football amazed at the way they behaved which I always knew was pathetic but as football fans we just accept it. 

I started watching rugby league when I was about 17 and it has had a similar effect on my view of football players. Boys getting shoulders popped back in on the pitch while the game carries on around them etc.

I often wonder how footballers face their friends and families after games where they've rolled about on the floor (often while actually screaming) pretending to be mortally wounded in front of a live tv audience of millions of people. I'd die of shame.

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22 hours ago, ahemps said:

Glasgow warriors have a slightly larger average attendance than Edinburgh so it must be as equally popular there.

Football fans who don't like rugby always seem very bitter about it, why is that? They would show no emotion if asked about Ice Hockey or Basketball but get wound up about rugby, very weird.

It is odd that rugby and football are divided by social class and is probably a hindrance to rugby as how many tough kids from non private schools would actually enjoy the aggression and discipline of the sport? I heard Chris Wood the Burnley striker say that in New Zealand football is what the girls play and the boys play rugby. I took a South African friend to a football match and he couldn't contain his laughing at the antics of footballers, he was astounded at how much a 'bunch of p*ssies they were' he genuinely couldn't believe it. It actually made me view the sport in a different light witnessing a person with no experience of football amazed at the way they behaved which I always knew was pathetic but as football fans we just accept it. 

I love football but i'm also one of those who'll watch pretty much any sport as i'm interested. Happily got up early in the morning to watch the lions tour and i'll watch the 6 nations when they're on but got little or no interest in watching club rugby for whatever reason. Less invested maybe? If people dont like rugby or cricket or whatever sport it is, dont watch it? Simple. 

What gives football an even worse reputation regarding the pathetic rolling about nonsense in my eyes more than football fans just seem to accept it is that the organisations at the top of football enable it. From FIFA, UEFA and even the broadcasters. 

No action taken against the pathetic nonsense rolling about or the diving and cheating. The broadcasters pussy foot around it as well and brush over the fact there was clearly very little or no contact at all despite the player rolling about like they've been punched in the face by Mike Tyson etc. I'm not going to even get started on the "there was the slightest contact so he has a right to go down there" line thats churned out by pundits!

I really am starting to turn into an internet angry Da' 😐 

 

 

Edited by Mr Positive, sometimes.

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I started watching rugby league when I was about 17 and it has had a similar effect on my view of football players. Boys getting shoulders popped back in on the pitch while the game carries on around them etc.

I don't really think it's anything to do with footballers being "softer", it's all about incentives. If rugby players had chosen to play football they'd act the same, and vice versa. People are people, if it's in their interest to roll around on the ground, they will; if it's in their interest to get up immediately and play on, they will.

And, before this ventures further into the moral highground, let's not pretend bloodgate never happened.

Also, how does someone from a country that has qualified for multiple World Cups and even hosted one, have had no exposure to football?

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1 minute ago, DiegoDiego said:


I don't really think it's anything to do with footballers being "softer", it's all about incentives. If rugby players had chosen to play football they'd act the same, and vice versa. People are people, if it's in their interest to roll around on the ground, they will; if it's in their interest to get up immediately and play on, they will.

And, before this ventures further into the moral highground, let's not pretend bloodgate never happened.

Also, how does someone from a country that has qualified for multiple World Cups and even hosted one, have had no exposure to football?

Aye. Footballers can be embarrassing but let’s be honest, if there was any advantage to be gained in rugby from such behaviour then a good percentage would do it. 

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9 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:


I don't really think it's anything to do with footballers being "softer", it's all about incentives. If rugby players had chosen to play football they'd act the same, and vice versa. People are people, if it's in their interest to roll around on the ground, they will; if it's in their interest to get up immediately and play on, they will.

And, before this ventures further into the moral highground, let's not pretend bloodgate never happened.

Also, how does someone from a country that has qualified for multiple World Cups and even hosted one, have had no exposure to football?

I don't think the point is really why they do it. Just that they do and it's very silly. Easy to see how someone not acquainted well with football would see it as ridiculous.

Especially as so many of the things footballers do are clearly learned cultural behaviours they've only seen on a football pitch. For example, why do footballers roll around when in 'pain'? In what other situation do we see people do this?

And it would be possible to change football in a way to not reward these behaviours.

The incident in the Leeds game recently where the boy fell on the floor having been sort of touched in the face sums it up. In a competitive sense the boy did the right thing for his team, but a sport that rewards behaviour like that needs to change something. It's patently ridiculous.

Imagine being that boy and facing your parents after the game? Absolute beamer.

Edited by TheJTS98

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