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View Poll Results: Is Football Over Hyped, Over Done and All Over Everywhere???
Yes - its over hyped; can't stand it; why can't people get a life??? 30 53.57%
No - its great; couldn't live without it 18 32.14%
Other - please explain 8 14.29%
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As some of you will be aware the 'new' Football season started yesterday (although frankly it is hard to tell when one ever finnishes).

As someone you really only has a passing interest in England games I can't say I'm filled with joy at this. It'll mean that every sports bulletin will now comprise of 99.999% (instead of the usual 95% ) dross of who said what, how much bettter a side would have played if so and so was playing and who's potentially going where.

Don't get me wrong - I appreciate that some people like football - but in my mind it isn't the most important thing in the world.

So, do you think Football is given to much coverage and is over-hyped or not???

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Keep it on the 'Pay to View' channels.... It's all about money
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So, do you think Football is given to much coverage and is over-hyped or not???
As a person who can't stand the game or the "crap" surrounding it...there's only one answer

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Football IS overhyped, no doubt about it. But I certainly don't hate it,

I'm a lifelong footie fan and wouldn't have it any other way. I just don't think it's worth getting as excited about as some people do.
 
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Re: Football

I don't hate football - Hate is not a strong enough word for it.
If thats what other folks like fine, but it gets rammed down your Effing throat.
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I enjoy watching a good game of footy, and I get bored stiff watching a bad game. I won't have sky in the house, so there is not much footy watched here. Yes its overhyped, the people at the top of the game are overpaid and the people at the bottom and those running youth football are dreadfully underpaid/resourced as usual.

I hate 'football parents' who behave like ****s on the touchline. Refs are leaving the game in droves due to personal attacks/verbal abuse etc etc from the mindless morons.

I always played rugby, and was far enough away from the scrum, and fast enough on me feet to stay away from all the 'nasty stuff'..well most of the time anyway..except two teams that beat you up regardless
1) The Junior Leaders Regiment at Bramcote near Nuneaton (never mind the ball, get on with the game)
2)The Steel workers at Consett who were a bit rough now and again (all say aaaah..)

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Re: Football

I don't like football. It realy is boring to watch. Now women football that's a whole different thing lol.

Nah i much prefer motor sport. Something witch realy is worth watching.
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Re: Football

Football comes before my Alfa any day.
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Football comes before my Alfa any day.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I'm been watching my team since I was 6 years old. My old man used to take me to every home game. Id sit on his shoulders because I couldn't see properly! That was 20 years ago, and I'm still going. I love my Alfa, and I spend serious money on it, but it cant compete with the emotion and memories I have watching the Swans.
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Re: Football

I love my cars - be them the present alfa or the old fords etc

BUT in the future Ill change my car - Ill NEVER change my footy club !!!!
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You coming down next Saturday Dave?
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Nah i much prefer motor sport. Something witch realy is worth watching.
I love watching motor sport, but it really has to be seen live. F1 on telly just doesn't cut the mustard. Would rather go see a club event at Brands.
 
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You coming down next Saturday Dave?
Nah - dont get too many away games these days. Try to go to the city ground as often as poss though and started taking my 5 yr old son at te the tale end of last season

The depressing thing is i was brought up on european dominance and trips to wembley in the late 70s and 80's - My son is being brought up on third division football
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Re: Football

Could be worse, you could be a Leeds fan!!!
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"Football isn't a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that."

- the late, great Bill Shankly
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Re: Football

i thought British people loved football..
in Cyprus football is becoming professional and despite the very low standards here people is just mad about football. Unfortunately the reason is political as all the big political parties in Cyprus have their own respective clubs which they 'manage' -under the table-... On the other hand when i was in the UK i used to go see Man City quite often [i was a member for 2 years] and after that i moved to Derby so i was a Derby County fan :P .. i LOVE CITY though...
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Re: Football

Other - each to their own !!

I used to follow a team fanatically in my late teens/early twenties but now just follow their results from time to time !!
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Re: Football

Great games are great to watch and be a part of.. The remaining 98% is just pretty dull. Thank goodness for Highlights!


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Could be worse, you could be a Leeds fan!!!



We are only - 12 points now
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We are only - 12 points now
Looks like you had your first bit of luck for sometime on Saturday.

Bates deserves everything he gets, he should be kicked out of football. Unfortunately the fans will suffer too.

I'll be coming up on the 22nd September, my first visit to Elland Road!
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Re: Football

Don't like football myself. I prefer mans games such as Boxing, K1 kickboxing, cage fighting. As well as motorsport and fishing.
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Re: Football

Premier League football is overhyped. But football itself, as a game is awesome!
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Re: Football

its not the MOST important thing in the world, but its pretty close
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Not my cup of team. Have two brothers who are football mad. May have something to do with it.

Rugby/F1 for me please
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