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Fed up with the World Cup on TV and in the news

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So its World Cup time again is it?  You wouldnt have guessed, would you?  Every four years we have to endure this torture and put up with weeks of football on the telly and in the news.

Everywhere you turn theres something going on to do with the world cup and I for one, am getting fed up with it.  Its because theres no way to escape from it thats the real problem!

During the peak of all this rubbish there are precious few pubs you can go into without having to suffer the commotion and yelling is dozens of drunken Englishmen hurl profanities at whatever player has earned their contempt during the game.  I dont mind the fact that pubs have these dedicated sports evenings and show football matches, but does it have to be in nearly ALL of them?  Theres probably a reasonable portion of the population who either have no interest in the World Cup, or actually dislike it.  What about us?  We just want to enjoy a night out in the local without being drowned out every time someone scores a goal.

World cup fever, who needs it Weve had the phenomenon of the St. Georges cross flags flying from cars for quite a while now. But tune into any radio station now and youll hear a rapid succession of World Cup songs, each one as pathetic as the last one.  Where do they get these from and why do they immediately make me want to turn off my radio?

Another thing that annoys me about big sporting events like this is the way the big companies try to cash in on it with all their consumer crap. Theyre basically just leeching off the real football fanatics and the kids who are no doubt caught up in the excitement and will pester their parents for the latest gear.  It just makes me sick.

Heres an example, in the petrol station the other day when I spotted this stupid plastic coca-cola beaker.  It was selling for around 4, but who in their right mind would fork out that kind of cash for a stupid glass because it says something about the world cup on it?

Come on; lets make the World Cup every ten years instead of every four.


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ANTIFACEBOOK

ANTIFACEBOOK

Loved another footballing show but the papers, tv, and life gets taken over
ANTIFACEBOOK
18th Aug 14 17:39

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collar

collar

Just be thankful that one game is out the way, point taken, loud cheering from fanatics is an offence. It comes under the heading of 'causing excess noise'. The crowd was originally well behaved but went on to combat the other fans, excessive noise made by the extra rowdy ones, blown whistles etc., but can be football rattles too or any form of excessive noise making device from a fan. I know this because I have been to countless matches for this experience (normally after they have imbibed a 'few bevvies'). I know it's nothing to do with the players but I thought it might be an idea to have a quiet word.
collar
20th Jun 14 18:00

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anon

anon

I meant 2016 Euro Championships & 2018 World Cup.
anon
20th Jun 14 17:17

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Skeletor

Skeletor

Enjoying the World Cup on tv apart from England.

Roll on 2016 when Sunderland's Connor Wickham will be in the team.
Skeletor
20th Jun 14 17:16

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DSG

DSG

What good is there in people WATCHING sports, really? I personally cannot find any. Guys (I'm gonna keep saying guys although I'm aware that there are sports-liking women (read: women I dislike) as well) yell and scream at their TVs like what's happening on there is gonna change their lives. They act like specific players represent their whole state even though the player was just recently bought by the team. People have rivalies over this s**t. WHY?! MAKE A SANDWICH OR SOMETHING! That's at least productive in some way. Religion might be the opiate of the masses but sports are the opiate of the male masses.
DSG
6th Dec 10 19:39

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anon

anon

MikeP, you are such an unhappy person. It is really rather sad. Having a gripe is one thing but there is so much bitterness in what you write here that you can only be in a very difficult situation emotionally. Maybe someone can recommend a hypnotherapist or something convenient to Mike's home.
anon
12th Jul 10 12:21

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MikeP

MikeP

Thank heavens this whole pathetic dribblefest is over and we can stop hearing people crapping on about 22 stupid overpaid girlies squabbling over a plastic ball.

Now maybe you working class people can get back to work or to your dole queue.
MikeP
12th Jul 10 10:10

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Tanya 36D

Tanya 36D

I could not believe those dutch, what cheating pigs!, thank god they lost!
Tanya 36D
12th Jul 10 09:32

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anon

anon

What a lousy World Cup. It's biggest star was a cephalopod mollusk and the only remarkable events were highlighted by the gall and delight with which the cheats celebrated their success. Hang your heads Uruguay and Germany...not to mention France who cheated Ireland out of a berth and then imploded under the stress of their sum character vacuum.

Incidentally, Brazil 2014 has been canceled. FIFA has decided to scrap the event proper and simply ask Paul who to award the trophy to.
anon
12th Jul 10 04:36

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AOD

AOD

Does that mean you'll shut up about it all until then?
AOD
12th Jul 10 00:01

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Skeletor

Skeletor

well the 2010 world cup is over.

poor game but congratulations to Spain

Howard Webb, Darren Cann & Mike Mllarkey all had a great tournament.

roll on 2014 in Brazil
Skeletor
11th Jul 10 23:09

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Mr spoons

Mr spoons

The Africans can finaly tell the English to go back to their own country.
Mr spoons
27th Jun 10 21:38

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Skeletor

Skeletor

In reply to mike p & a..od.

yes I agree England were pathetic, so were the officials.

But Football is still and will always be known as 'the beautiful game'

one reason we lost no sunderland players in the team.

thats if you know were sunderland are in england?

and what are people from sunderland called mike p & a..o.d.

thats if you know
Skeletor
27th Jun 10 19:51

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MikeP

MikeP

I understand the score was 4-1. Brilliant Germany, or pathetic England, either way I'm delighted that the England 'team' will crawl home with their tails between their legs and hopefully the moronic chavs who drive round with England flags on their chavmobiles will be silenced, and football mania is over.

Talk about bad losers - even if the referee made had allowed the disputed goal, that would not have affected the outcome, humiliation and defeat for England. What a waste of time and money, and how destructive for the environment to have so many peope flying around the world to watch a bunch of she-men kicking a pig's bladder around.

I only hope for their sake that the oafs who call themselves England supporters don't fall foul of the police tonight.

Du bist nicht mehr singen
Du bist nicht mehr singen
Du bist nicht mehr singen
MikeP
27th Jun 10 19:10

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Paul

Paul

ENGLAND V GERMANY:

England's WORST EVER! world cup defeat. Yes germany was excellent, can't say the same about the linesman and referee though!!! ~ We only lost because 'the team' never mentally recovered from the disallowed goal [period] ~ world cup farce I.M.H.O. ~ THANK YOU FIFA officials for your horrendous blunder!!!
Paul
27th Jun 10 19:01

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