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#41 nickslikk2112

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:26 PM

Lester's Mark Selby beat China's Ding in the World Snooker final today.
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#42 MrSkeptic

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:02 AM

That's it - Chelsea came back from 0-2 down to level the game and snuff out Spurs' title hopes.

Leicester City have won the league - that's an earthquake not only in football, not only in all sport but in all of human culture.

 

Hyperbole : 

 

1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.

2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”.

They said I could be anything, so I became a disappointment.

 

 


#43 pjbear05

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:31 AM

Now that folks like Fox Sports and NBC Sports Network are showing more games (mostly BPL & Bundesliga), there's something I'm confused about-need help from the Brits!

Which is more important or prestigious in your opinion: Winning the Premier League Championship, or winning the FA Cup? Seems to be the same group of sides to me.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

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#44 Moving Target

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 05:53 AM

Hyperbole : 

 

1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.

2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”.

 

 

I'd agree with Slim's first two clauses, if not the third.



#45 Slim

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:08 AM

Now that folks like Fox Sports and NBC Sports Network are showing more games (mostly BPL & Bundesliga), there's something I'm confused about-need help from the Brits!

Which is more important or prestigious in your opinion: Winning the Premier League Championship, or winning the FA Cup? Seems to be the same group of sides to me.

 

It's not the same group of sides in the early stages of the competition, in that the FA Cup is open to hundreds of non-league sides as well as sides from the established football leagues. But by the time you get to the semi-finals or so, it's unusual for any non-PL sides to remain.

 

When I was a kid, winning the FA Cup was the big deal - it was massive, the sporting event of the year. It's still a big deal but it has been devalued over the years by the emphasis placed on the Premier League, which replaced the old First Division in the early '90s, sucked huge quantities of cash into the game and transformed English football. The shine has worn off the FA Cup now I'm afraid.

 

I think most fans would tell you they'd rather see their club win the PL than the FA Cup. For sure it's more prestigious now. In fact you'll often see PL teams fielding second-string sides in the FA Cup to protect their better players, at least in the earlier stages of the competition.



#46 Slim

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:15 PM

THE GOAL THAT SENT A SHOCKWAVE THROUGH HUMAN HISTORY

 

 



#47 Always the Winner

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:08 AM

I was just in Leicester today. I had 5 stops there. Not one word about soccer...

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#48 Three Eyes

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:58 PM

That's must have been a big goal. Brits usually only clap politely.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:35 PM

That's must have been a big goal. Brits usually only clap politely.

 

You've not been to a British sporting event, I take it?  Not all like the Lord's test match or Wimbledon, you know.



#50 nickslikk2112

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

You've not been to a British sporting event, I take it?  Not all like the Lord's test match or Wimbledon, you know.

Even a Lord's Test can get a bit unpolite by the end of the day in the cheap seats. You don't get beer snakes like up North though...


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#51 Three Eyes

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:31 PM

You've not been to a British sporting event, I take it?  Not all like the Lord's test match or Wimbledon, you know.

 

I said you clap politely. I didn't say you were polite. lol.

 

Besides, I've heard about the Rush shows. :)

 

GOOD DAY, SIR!!


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#52 Slim

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:52 PM

Just watching the scenes from the King Power on MOTD - absolutely surreal to see Wes Morgan lifting the trophy.



#53 Moving Target

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:21 AM

I said you clap politely. I didn't say you were polite. lol.

 

Besides, I've heard about the Rush shows. :)

 

GOOD DAY, SIR!!

 

The Rush shows in London, yes.  Everyone sits down at Rush except during TSoR.  Have done since 1988.

 

Having said that I went to The Who at the same place I saw Rush four times and everyone stood and cheered for the whole gig.  That was Quadrophenia while is more viscerally exciting than NuRush.

 

So it's not so much English people who are restrained as London Rush fans.



#54 Moving Target

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:22 AM

Even a Lord's Test can get a bit unpolite by the end of the day in the cheap seats. You don't get beer snakes like up North though...

 

There are cheap seats at the Lord's test?  Can you tell me where they are?

 

I got in on the door for £20 a head for the last day of the Kiwi test in 2004, but otherwise you won't get change out of £150.



#55 nickslikk2112

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:01 PM

There are cheap seats at the Lord's test?  Can you tell me where they are?

 

I got in on the door for £20 a head for the last day of the Kiwi test in 2004, but otherwise you won't get change out of £150.

Cheap seats is of course a relative term. Wheresoever rowdiness is concentrated is the cheap seats.


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#56 SJS

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:40 PM

For a thread about the growing American market... a lot of Brit chatter on this thread.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:59 AM

Cheap seats is of course a relative term. Wheresoever rowdiness is concentrated is the cheap seats.

Like those fan chants, Nick? I've heard some chant compilations on You Tube, and they're a riot:

 

"we can't win away, we can't win away, Our team is shit 'cause we can't win away."

(in reference to an Indian player)  "his dad washes elephants, and his mother's a whore."

Numerous shagging references, the best one mentioning a granny shagger (and Inferring the culprit is Wayne Rooney)

 

and these are the milder chants.


"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


#58 pjbear05

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:20 AM

So you win the FA Cup? Big freaking deal!
Manchester United gives manager Louis Van Gaal the sack.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


#59 Moving Target

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:28 AM

Cheap seats is of course a relative term. Wheresoever rowdiness is concentrated is the cheap seats.

 

Can't remember rowdiness at Lord's.  It's sedate, like a London Rush gig.



#60 Slim

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:54 PM

So you win the FA Cup? Big freaking deal!
Manchester United gives manager Louis Van Gaal the sack.

 

Yes, 5th place in the league is not acceptable for a football club of United's stature.

 

Hoping we'll hear some positive news about the Special One shortly.






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