For those who don´t understand the passion for soccer

Welcome to the Digital Sportspage forum.

Moderators: Bill_Abner, ScoopBrady

Post Reply
User avatar
pk500
DSP-Funk All-Star
DSP-Funk All-Star
Posts: 32955
Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:00 am
Location: Syracuse, N.Y.
Contact:

For those who don´t understand the passion for soccer

Post by pk500 »

Boys: <BR> <BR>Anyone who doesn´t understand the passion for soccer, especially in England, should check out this story that a friend sent to me: <BR> <BR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <BR>From the Times News Service, London <BR>SPORT: (FOOTBALL) NOT TONIGHT DEAR, I´M GOING TO WATCH THE MATCH <BR>Ashling O´Connor says fans are happy not to play at home <BR>550 words <BR>THE passions of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are almost as likely to be <BR>inflamed by the performance of their team in the Barclaycard <BR>Premiership than by making love to their partners, according to a survey <BR>published today (Thursday). <BR>Wolves widows are in for a lonely nine months as it emerged that two <BR>out of five supporters of the club would rather watch their team play. <BR>Like Ronaldo, the Brazil striker, they think that football is "better <BR>than sex". <BR>The next most "passionate" supporters belong to Bolton Wanderers, of <BR>whom 18 per cent would prefer to be in the stands than in the bedroom. <BR>Thirteen per cent of Arsenal fans, 12 per cent of Liverpool fans, 10 per <BR>cent of Newcastle United fans and 9 per cent of Manchester United fans <BR>would choose football over sex. <BR>On the South Coast, men are more circumspect about the game. Only 4 per <BR>cent of Portsmouth fans and 2 per cent of Southampton fans would forgo <BR>sex for their club. "It´s frightening," Jenny Wilkes, a BBC West <BR>Midlands presenter and president of the official Wolves supporters´ club, <BR>said. "They´re obviously not sex-mad but there is room for both." <BR>The survey of 1,000 male football fans for Teletext Sport found that <BR>followers of the country´s top teams spend 76 hours a month, or 681 hours <BR>a season, watching games. One in ten Premiership fans said they would <BR>choose watching their team over having sex. One in four said that they <BR>would rather watch football than spend time with their families. <BR>Christine Northam, a Relate counsellor, said: "Any obsession is a big <BR>problem. If every weekend for nine months it´s football, anybody is <BR>going to get hacked off if they are not a fan. It´s a relationship <BR>splitter." <BR>Wolves supporters are the most obsessive, watching the the game for <BR>1,263 hours a season. Of that, 489 hours are spent in the pub. Only Aston <BR>Villa fans spend more time watching football at the bar. More than a <BR>third of Wolves fans claim that their partners get angry about the time <BR>they spend watching football. <BR>Wolves supporters are known for their fanaticism. Molineux regularly <BR>hosts weddings, with some brides wearing home colours in the form of gold <BR>dresses and black garters. Sir Jack Hayward, the chairman, scheduled a <BR>triple bypass operation in 1998 between the FA Cup victory over Leeds <BR>United in the quarter-finals and the semi-final against Arsenal. <BR>But promotion to the Premiership after 19 years of exclusion from <BR>football´s top table has pushed this obsession to the limits. James Allen, <BR>the sports editor of Teletext, said: "The anticipation of being back in <BR>the top flight has something to do with it. It seems absence makes the <BR>heart grow fonder - but not for their wives. Given a straight choice, I <BR>was rather taken aback by the statistic." <BR>Hours fans spent watching football last season <BR>Top three: Wolves 1,263 <BR>Aston Villa 1,009 <BR>Everton 904 <BR>Bottom three: Fulham 435 <BR>Southampton 368 <BR>Portsmouth 142 <BR>Fans who would rather watch their team than make love with their <BR>partner <BR>Top three: Wolves 40 <BR>Bolton 18 <BR>Man City 16 <BR>Bottom three: Everton 4 <BR>Portsmouth 4 <BR>Southampton 2 <BR>Fans who feel depressed if they are stopped from watching their team <BR>Top three: Wolves 86 <BR>Bolton 71 <BR>Newcastle 60 <BR>Bottom three: Fulham 35 <BR>Middlesbrough 30 <BR>Portsmouth 30 <BR><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <BR> <BR>Take care, <BR>PK
"You know why I love boxers? I love them because they face fear. And they face it alone." - Nick Charles

XBL Gamertag: pk4425

User avatar
davet010
DSP-Funk All-Star
DSP-Funk All-Star
Posts: 3563
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:00 am
Location: Manchester, England

For those who don´t understand the passion for soccer

Post by davet010 »

For those who are wondering <BR> <BR>1. Woverhampton is one of the most depressing post-industrial s**t holes in the Universe. The accent of someone from that part of the Midlands is a byword for idiocy..so much so that TV advertisers use it as a shortcut to suggest stupidity. I always think of it when I see pictures of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. <BR> <BR>2. I´m one of the 84% of City fans, rather than the 16%. <BR> <BR> <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_wink.gif">
"The players come from all over the world, the money from deep underneath the Persian Gulf, but, as another, older City poster campaign put it, this is their city. They may now exist in the global spotlight, but they intend to keep it that way."

User avatar
pk500
DSP-Funk All-Star
DSP-Funk All-Star
Posts: 32955
Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:00 am
Location: Syracuse, N.Y.
Contact:

For those who don´t understand the passion for soccer

Post by pk500 »

Dave: <BR> <BR>I´m in the 90 percent of Newcastle supporters, too. Not one of the 10 percent who prefer footie to nookie. <BR> <BR>Plus, that´s what VCR´s are for. Live fun in the rack, followed by a taped footie match! <IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_smile.gif"> <BR> <BR>Out, <BR>PK
"You know why I love boxers? I love them because they face fear. And they face it alone." - Nick Charles

XBL Gamertag: pk4425

Post Reply