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The midweek/weekend games thread

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Greg, 14 Jan 2012.

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whos fatter?

  1. grant holt

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  2. mark viduka

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  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    This is true.
     
  2. Enter the Pitbull

    Enter the Pitbull Luke Young

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    New Age Spastic Alert

    (CNN) -- A Cardiff City fan who became so disillusioned with the rebranding of his football club that he put his support up for auction has a new team, Tottenham Hotspur.
    "The reception from Spurs fans that have been in contact with me has been great. I've had offers of help with tickets and people to attend games with," Ben told CNN.
    "I will also be looking to attend some Europa League fixtures, with my only previous experience of European football coming from watching Cardiff City win the Algarve Cup against Celtic in 2008."
    Trips to Tottenham's home ground will involve a 320 mile round-trip, but Dudley doesn't seem daunted as at one stage it looked like the journey to see his new team would be much further.
    "As the auction began to get worldwide coverage, I moved from getting bids from places such as Bristol, Huddersfield and Nottingham to getting bids from New York, Seattle, Istanbul and the west coast of Australia!
    "I was rather worried at this stage. Traveling to Middlesbrough and Sunderland away with Cardiff was one thing, but Melbourne Victory away was probably pushing it!
    "Just when it looked like I would be clocking up some serious air miles, a bidder from North London came in and won the auction with a bid of £845."
    Cardiff City have come agonizingly close to promotion to the Premier League in the last few years, so Dudley is looking forward to experiencing life in the top tier of English football.
    "I am most excited about visiting new grounds and the new experiences that Tottenham Hotspur will bring."
    By a curious twist of fate, Dudley already has an association with Tottenham as his father has always supported the team.
    "Tottenham Hotspur are the team supported by my father, meaning that I will be able to talk to him about footballers he cares about."
    The £1,334 has only bought Dudley's support for a season, but he is already making plans for next year in case Cardiff City don't return to being the club he used to support.
    "I'm praying it's a one season only thing. If it isn't, then I will either stick with Spurs, as I believe they are a club who can restore a bit of my faith in modern football, or donate the cost of my Cardiff season ticket to charity and watch non-league football instead."
    Having become so disheartened with Cardiff that he abandoned his support of the club, Tottenham are going some way to restoring his faith in football.
    "While in an ideal world I would still feel connected to Cardiff enough to support them, Tottenham have gone a long way to show the good side of the game.
    "If you don't get goosebumps when Tottenham fans sing "oh when the Spurs" then you either support one of their rivals or you probably don't like football very much."
    The winning bid of $1,333 (£854) will be split between British military charity Help for Heroes and Ty Hafan, a charity that help life-limited children in South Wales.
     
  3. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    Someone paid 854 quid to gain his support? And for just a year?

    I'm starting to think I undervalued my initial offering of 'a new football kit' now. :(

    Still, good on him. Hopefully we'll live up to his expectations, and hopefully Cardiff'll go back to being the club they were instead of the soulless rebranding it's currently going through, so this bloke can go back to what undoubtedly would feel more natural for him.
     
  4. Hotdoggspur

    Hotdoggspur Calum Davenport

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    The money raised went to great causes , lots of people do crazy things for charity . He's pretty clever getting coverage like that .. Again forget the build up he's raised decent money there ..
     
  5. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    Raising money for charity is always a good deed.


    Feel bad for him about Cardiff. The bluebirds aren't going to be playing in blue, the fudge is up with that?
     
  6. Rob

    Rob Peter Taylor

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    Saw this bloke on the news and he was a proper Cardiff nut, with memorabilia all over the shop. The report I saw was before the bidding process had finished though. Remember at the time thinking good on him (pretty certain some of the money is going to charity) so I'm happy for him to have ended up as a Spurs fan for the year :)
     
  7. Hotdoggspur

    Hotdoggspur Calum Davenport

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    Can we get the title of this changed , spastics used in this way is not pleasant . It's abhorrent to use handicaps as a description of something the author thinks s stupid .
     
  8. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    It's a reference to a post made earlier where the poster(can't remember who it was) described all Spurs fans in North America as new age spastics, and declared that he'd rather Spurs stayed in Europe instead of pandering to the needs of said spastics abroad.

    So it's affirmative action, sort of. :)
     
  9. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    Red is more marketable in Asia, apparently. Which is what they're going for.

    Still, yeah, good on him.
     
  10. 1882

    1882 Milenko Acimovic

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    I still can't get my head around when a Company/Individual targets a certain brand... re-brands it, (so that it bears little or no resemblance to the original) just to sell it abroad... as if they don't trust the Asian market to accept anything other than RED!

    The remit was a decent, Welsh Football Club, which can be bought (relatively cheaply) then re-branded and sold to an Asian market who love the colour red...

    Wrexham must be kicking themselves!
     
  11. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    Yeah, but how marketable do you really think Cardiff City are now going to become in Asia?


    They're not. To become marketable in Asia you need to be successful and win things. I.e Liverpool and United. It's only a coincidence that they are playing in red.


    Not only are they going to fail to sell themselves in Asia, they are also alienating the local fans, who are the backbone of the club.
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Walsh

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    You try telling the owners these things. I don't think they realize that. Chelsea play in blue, yet they sell masses of shirts in Asia. Juventus play in black and white, but the same thing happens. Real's home shirt is the second most widely distributed jersey worldwide, after United's. There's no common color here. Just success.

    Still, Cardiff City's new owners think the 'spiritual significance' of the color means it'll sell better.
     
  13. Hotdoggspur

    Hotdoggspur Calum Davenport

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    ok I totally missed that , thanks for pointing that out , so who's the brick 4 brains that says our American fan base are spastics . What a total waste of DNA , moron . Belongs in the toilet .
     
  14. Roy1983

    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    Why? Cos his opinion differs from yours? Come off it.
     
  15. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    No, because he ignores the potential millions upon millions clubs can make overseas by stating that all non-UK based fans aren't worth our time.
     
  16. ArcspacE

    ArcspacE Banned

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    No, because it's ridiculously ignorant
     
  17. Roy1983

    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    Even so his opinion is as valid as the next mans. Accept and get over it.
     
  18. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    Yup, so our opinion that he is 'a total waste of DNA , moron . Belongs in the toilet' is just as valid.


    Accept and get over it. :p
     
  19. Roy1983

    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    What's happened to wriggly anyway?
     
  20. WhoopWhoop

    WhoopWhoop William Gallas Wind Up Merchant

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    That would be me mate i wont go into it again on here cos quite frankly i think i bored people if you're offended and want to talk about it im in the bill nick before every game i'll buy you a pint we can then discuss the pros and cons of modern football and what not
     

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