View Full Version : What's the hardest thing about playing soccer?


mercurial
02-23-2006, 08:46 PM
Telling your dad you're gay

PkPhuoko
02-23-2006, 08:47 PM
hi-oo

Luke de Spa
02-23-2006, 09:06 PM
i've lost count of the number of times i've heard jokes with that punchline

soccer, rollerblading, nightclubbing, listening to techno, you pick the oft-maligned pasttime, someone's told the joke

killer_tomato
02-23-2006, 09:23 PM
i thought that was the hardest thing about calling it soccer

neopryn
02-23-2006, 09:26 PM
i thought it was not dying from physical exhaustion

Luke de Spa
02-23-2006, 09:29 PM
i thought that was the hardest thing about calling it soccer
"soccer" is a ridiculous word but makes sense to refer to the sport as something more specific than "football"

i suggest hooliganball

killer_tomato
02-23-2006, 09:44 PM
"soccer" is a ridiculous word but makes sense to refer to the sport as something more specific than "football"

i suggest hooliganball
no it doesn't. americans are retarded to call their version of rugby football. no other sport which could conceivably be called football even comes close to hooliganball in terms of popularity.

Luke de Spa
02-23-2006, 09:53 PM
americans are just as bad as you, but that's irrelevant

point is they're all variations of football and one sport co-opting "football" as its name asserts superiority (which has no concrete connection to popularity) and thus is a GREVIOUS INSULT to practitioners of other varieties of football

in the interests of tolerance and acceptance i suggest that "hooliganball" become the standard name immediately, with "football" only being used in the generic sense unless preceeded by a modifier of some variety (e.g., "association", "american")

mercurial
02-23-2006, 09:56 PM
in melbourne they call rugby "thugby"

those clever little aussies!

Mooney
02-23-2006, 10:06 PM
i thought it was not dying from physical exhaustion

yeah, had this been a serious thread i was going to say conditioning.

Luke de Spa
02-23-2006, 10:09 PM
what about choosing the right man-mascara for your eye colour or diamond-stud earrings for the big match

Eulogy
02-23-2006, 10:12 PM
yeah, had this been a serious thread i was going to say conditioning.

i've never been in fantastic shape....and this has never been a problem.

well. if i played outside mid, i'd imagine it would be. i guess i've never run all that much because i've always played sweeper. or something.

Mooney
02-23-2006, 10:14 PM
yeah, i was sweeper, too, before being keeper so the fact that i couldn't really run to save my life was never a big problem.

Eulogy
02-23-2006, 10:18 PM
yeah, i was sweeper, too, before being keeper so the fact that i couldn't really run to save my life was never a big problem.

yeah....it's pretty nice. although if i ever play competitively again, it's doubtful i'll be able to sweep. blahhh

playing the bad teams was always awesome. i barely had to move at all.

transluscent
02-23-2006, 10:37 PM
fuck you guys, I played midfield. death I tell you. DEATH.

mercurial
02-23-2006, 10:53 PM
fuckin thread got fuckin serious all of a fuckin sudden didn't it?

I Ate My Hamster
02-24-2006, 05:33 AM
I thought it was getting your dick out of the ball. Happened to me twice.

mistle
02-24-2006, 05:41 AM
THE BALL IS ROUND!

The Jesus
02-24-2006, 06:32 AM
"American Football" is gay. Why do all those pussies have to run around all padded up like a bunch of limp-wristed, pink-panty-wearing, girlie-men?

ps: People who call Football "Soccer", are MUCHO GAYO.

Orenthal James
02-24-2006, 08:29 AM
the refs

Bobbin TB
02-24-2006, 09:47 AM
guarding your berries when blocking a penalty kick but getting hit in the face instead.

neopryn
02-24-2006, 10:01 AM
"American Football" is gay. Why do all those pussies have to run around all padded up like a bunch of limp-wristed, pink-panty-wearing, girlie-men?there are plenty of valid criticisms of american football, but this isn't one of them.

Izzle
02-24-2006, 10:22 AM
i suggest hooliganball

nice.

The Jesus
02-24-2006, 10:35 AM
there are plenty of valid criticisms of american football, but this isn't one of them.


It'd be a more interesting and entertaining sport if they got rid of all that padding. Spectators like to see eyes being gouged out, people getting punched in the brain etc; it adds to the theatre of it all.

Mariner
02-24-2006, 11:09 AM
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can it unless you've done it, el savior

Toby
02-24-2006, 11:14 AM
el savior
:eek:

DeviousJ
02-24-2006, 12:41 PM
i've never been in fantastic shape....and this has never been a problem.

Don't you play like 10 minutes each way?

transluscent
02-24-2006, 04:59 PM
not if they play 5 minute halfs!

big white horse
02-24-2006, 05:04 PM
i thought it was when the ref totally blows the call and ruins your entire career :(

13
02-24-2006, 06:00 PM
http://www.funnyhub.com/pictures/img/soccer-crotch-kick.jpg

wally
02-24-2006, 06:06 PM
i thought it was when the ref totally blows the call and ruins your entire career :(
I was waiting for this one to be brought up.

The Jesus
02-24-2006, 06:12 PM
http://www.funnyhub.com/pictures/img/soccer-crotch-kick.jpg


GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!

Eulogy
02-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Don't you play like 10 minutes each way?

huh?

barden
02-25-2006, 10:32 AM
Aw, the lack of appreciation for a fine sport disappoints me.

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 01:46 PM
huh?

You heard

Mood ring
02-25-2006, 02:19 PM
as an amurican i really enjoy international soccer and visit the espn sites for EPL and some of the other euro leagues.

i think the athleticism these guys have is fascinating with the Rooney kid from England being my current favorite.

that all said your typical NFL American Football Player would wipe his ass with any soccer player worldwide in terms of toughness. end of discussion.

killer_tomato
02-25-2006, 04:26 PM
americans are just as bad as you, but that's irrelevant

point is they're all variations of football and one sport co-opting "football" as its name asserts superiority (which has no concrete connection to popularity) and thus is a GREVIOUS INSULT to practitioners of other varieties of football

in the interests of tolerance and acceptance i suggest that "hooliganball" become the standard name immediately, with "football" only being used in the generic sense unless preceeded by a modifier of some variety (e.g., "association", "american")
have you watched both? surely you have to admit that it makes more sense to call one football rather than the other. i know they both come from some archetypal sport, but we don't call rugby football either because it doesn't correspond to any but that historical definition of "football".
the hooligan thing is pretty cheap too. i may live in the countryside but nobody gets beaten up or even GRIEVOUSLY INSULTED because of their allegiance.

Eulogy
02-25-2006, 04:28 PM
You heard

but I don't get it

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 04:42 PM
but I don't get it

You only play ten minutes or something low per half, therefore the fact you never had a conditioning problem doesn't really apply to players in general, since they play full 90-minute games. I mean it wasn't really that hard to follow right? You must have headed the ball a few too many times

Eulogy
02-25-2006, 04:45 PM
You only play ten minutes or something low per half, therefore the fact you never had a conditioning problem doesn't really apply to players in general, since they play full 90-minute games. I mean it wasn't really that hard to follow right? You must have headed the ball a few too many times

the "both ways" confused me. I thought you were making some sort of reference to american football and playing offense and defense or something.

but (just for the record :cool: ) I played more minutes that anyone in my school's history. so what now, bitch?!

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 05:01 PM
the "both ways" confused me. I thought you were making some sort of reference to american football and playing offense and defense or something.

but (just for the record :cool: ) I played more minutes that anyone in my school's history. so what now, bitch?!

Your school plays twenty-minute games as standard. Your school sucks. I've probably played more minutes than you and I never even liked the game. So in your face, T-20

Eulogy
02-25-2006, 05:03 PM
Your school plays twenty-minute games as standard. Your school sucks. I've probably played more minutes than you and I never even liked the game. So in your face, T-20

yeah, so?

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 05:05 PM
So my original point stands

Eulogy
02-25-2006, 05:11 PM
So my original point stands

so you suck

Luke de Spa
02-25-2006, 05:12 PM
have you watched both? surely you have to admit that it makes more sense to call one football rather than the other. i know they both come from some archetypal sport, but we don't call rugby football either because it doesn't correspond to any but that historical definition of "football".
the hooligan thing is pretty cheap too. i may live in the countryside but nobody gets beaten up or even GRIEVOUSLY INSULTED because of their allegiance.
they're both played on foot aren't they

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 05:15 PM
so you suck

At least after 25 minutes I'll still suck, whereas you'll be in convulsions on the floor... biyatch

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 05:16 PM
they're both played on foot aren't they

So's pool

neopryn
02-25-2006, 07:01 PM
i think this the farthest out of character i've ever seen DJ.

and they really play 10 minute halves? what the shit is that about.

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 07:10 PM
Ah he's knows I'm joking (kinda)

Mood ring
02-25-2006, 07:42 PM
http://www.nfl-football1.com/HamlinHitStalworth.jpg

DeviousJ
02-25-2006, 08:22 PM
<img src="http://forums.netphoria.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29673&stc=1">

killer_tomato
02-25-2006, 08:45 PM
hey lee i was going to send you a pm but your inbox is full so i thought i might as well post it here, since it's not really private anyway. i just thought you might know.

hey lee, i have no reason to believe you know this but i don't know anybody who i think has a greater chance of doing so. so sorry for asking you, and sorry for wasting your time.
this is the problem: i'm going to apply to go to university in paris for postgrad, and they want me to ******* a cheque over 100 euro with my applicaiton. a cheque - no paypal, no money transfer, nothing. i have no idea why they do it that way, but i had a look at my chequebook and the accompanying text says "cheques can only be accepted when made out in pounds sterling" and the value field of the empty cheques has a pound sign before it. i have no idea whether this all just refers to english banks, because if it doesn't then the fluctuating exchange rate might make it pretty hard for me to get very close to 100 euro and to make sure it's still 100 euro when they cash the cheque, and not 99 or 101.
so the question is, do you know whether, as holder of an account in pound sterling, i can write cheques over amounts in euros and people in france will people be able to cash them?

again, sorry for wasting your time and quite possibly making myself look like an idiot in the process.
all the best,

timur

Eulogy
02-26-2006, 01:35 AM
i think this the farthest out of character i've ever seen DJ.

and they really play 10 minute halves? what the shit is that about.

yes, neopryn. at my school, we have changed the rules of soccer completely and only play for 20 minutes. we think we're cutting edge. it will catch on.

neopryn
02-26-2006, 01:52 AM
oh i get it.

dean moriaty
02-26-2006, 04:43 AM
kt, i'd suggest you go to the post office where you can get a postal money order in euros and post that.

if for some reason you think that's unacceptable then ring your bank or drop into a branch or try checking their website i guess. what bank is it? my guess is that for a fee the bank will draw you up a cheque in euros if you go in and see them in the branch

DeviousJ
02-26-2006, 04:14 PM
kt, i'd suggest you go to the post office where you can get a postal money order in euros and post that.

if for some reason you think that's unacceptable then ring your bank or drop into a branch or try checking their website i guess. what bank is it? my guess is that for a fee the bank will draw you up a cheque in euros if you go in and see them in the branch

Yeah, I'd go with this. I'm not sure if postal orders can be redeemed in France, but your bank should be able to help you out with a special cheque in euros. If you have a credit card it's possible they'll let you write a convenience cheque in euros, but I'm not sure. You'll be paying a fee either way I'd expect. You could also contact the university and see what they have to say about it, seems a bit arbitrary

Rockin' Cherub
02-26-2006, 04:47 PM
the ball.

Rockin' Cherub
02-26-2006, 04:48 PM
seriously, i've had that fucker kicked directly against my nose a dozen times.

killer_tomato
02-26-2006, 04:50 PM
cheers guys. i hope they don't tell me it takes them x working days though because i need it tomorrow.

dean moriaty
02-27-2006, 02:05 AM
I'm not sure if postal orders can be redeemed in France,
you can get postal money orders to be drawn on in all kinds of countries / currencies, i guess it's an international post office agreement thingy. ropey lopey sent me one in sterling from canada a couple of months ago.

DeviousJ
02-27-2006, 06:12 AM
I won't ask what services were rendered

Orenthal James
02-27-2006, 11:15 AM
i thought it was when the ref totally blows the call and ruins your entire career :(

the refs
poor form

killer_tomato
02-27-2006, 11:28 AM
i went to my hsbc branch today and they did the cheque for me. for a fee of 15 quid. when i asked them why the fee was so high, they helpfully and somewhat amusingly informed me that it was "because it is a service that we provide". they did tell me that a postal cheque would've been cheaper but those crazy french people don't want that. i can't believe i was actually able to send off my application today, but royal mail will probably screw it up anyway.
thanks again guys.

RopeyLopey
03-02-2006, 12:59 PM
http://dwnld1.ftipky.cz/trenink_euro_04.mpg

RopeyLopey
03-02-2006, 01:21 PM
I mean soccer thread. NED-Equador 1:0 , uh oh? We played 2:2 with Turkey, they scored both their goals in last five minutes, when no one paid attention anymore.

mercurial
03-02-2006, 03:42 PM
what the fuck happened in here?