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  techie4me 17:56 14 Sep 07
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  Quickbeam 18:02 14 Sep 07

England play in a mans game tonight;)

  Clapton is God 18:18 14 Sep 07

22 over-paid prima donnas kicking each other (sorry, kicking a ball) around a field.

What else is there to know?

  tullie 19:07 14 Sep 07

Sorry,not an England fan

  Forum Editor 19:16 14 Sep 07

Well, there is always another side to a story. You might want to know that football is the most-watched sport on the planet, by far, and that it makes a pretty substantial contribution to the UK economy. When England were knocked out of the European Championship in 2004 the British Retail Consortium estimated that our retail industries lost around £300 million in sales. The English Premier League clubs paid £647m in taxes last year, and that's going to increase substantially this year.

During the current season the English Premier League will generate revenues totalling €2.5 billion.

Not bad for a bunch of "over-paid prima donnas".

  mrwoowoo 20:17 14 Sep 07

Rugby is a mans game...hmmm.
If you think punching someone on the jaw,and breaking it in two places constitutes a mans game,then i suppose it is.

  dagbladet 20:31 14 Sep 07

My dad was a professional footballer. It was his life as I grew up. Notwithstanding that he played for his country in front of over 100,000 people he was considered (probably rightly) a journeyman goalkeeper. Saturdays were fraught occassions, a bad run of defeats invariably threatened transfer/the sack. We moved often when I was a kid. My dad was good, though - as quoted in the West Ham fanzine fairly recently- "too brave for his own good." In those days he would dive at the attackers feet to deny them the scoring opportunity. I have many memories of mum answering the phone on a Saturday to hear my dad was spending some time in a hospital somewhere around the country. Now in his mid seventies, this former giant of a man will limp along on his shattered legs with me and his grandson to watch our local team (Gillingham) probably get another hiding tomorrow. We'll have a pint and he'll refrain from over critisising the players. After all it's only those with little true knowledge of the game that accuse all professional footballers of being overpaid prima donnas.

  mrwoowoo 20:35 14 Sep 07

Been to Gillingham a few times myself as i live on a little island not too far from there.
Support Chelsea,but always look out for the gills result,them being my local team.
If only they would stop selling their strickers...oh well.

  Quiller. 21:28 14 Sep 07

" England play in a mans game tonight;) "

Shame they don't have any to match RSA.

at the mo

England zilch RSA 33


Isn't that a bit one sided?

  xclr8r 22:02 14 Sep 07

36-0 worst ever result in a rugby world cup game

  tullie 22:30 14 Sep 07

"Its only those with little knowledge of the game that would call them prima donnas"
Ok ive little knowledge of the game ,but they are overpaid prima onnas,sorry but thats my opinion.

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