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Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:10 pm
by Foshiznik
There has been far too much positivety and excitement over the last few days so we need some balance. What is your biggest peeve about the game or the authorities that run it. I'll start:-

Players stopping in mid run after a tug of the shirt, i.e reffing the game themselves as the referee almost always gives a free kick.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:14 pm
by Dyched
Modern day football fans. The ones who have a dig at half/half scarve buyers, foreigners getting tickets, ones who have a pop at modern stadiums etc etc

It’s all “Look at me I’m a proper fan”.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:27 pm
by Steve1956
Liverpool

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:30 pm
by SGr
Teams that insist on playing a certain way regardless of the situation.

See Ajax last night for more details.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:32 pm
by claretonthecoast1882
Both teams walking out together and the shaking hands ******** before every game
People over the age of about 12 asking players for their shirt on bits of cardboard
People filming parts of the match instead of just enjoying it

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:34 pm
by Whitgord
Falling over like you’ve been shot after the slightest, if any, contact.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:38 pm
by moaninclaret
Cheating is disgraceful in our game ie. Patrick Bamford.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:41 pm
by FactualFrank
1. A player showing the imaginary card to the referee - they should be booked themselves, for doing that.
2. A playing rolling over 17 times, to make the challenge seem worse than it actually is.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:49 pm
by Dark Cloud
I'm sure players waving imaginary cards at the ref was, some years ago, deemed a bookable offence, but I think they've now backed off, which I agree Frank, is a shame.
Players and managers talking behind their hands.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:50 pm
by NottsClaret
Ironic 'handball!' shouts for the next five minutes after the opposition have an appeal turned down. Makes my teeth itch does that.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:56 pm
by claretfern
Nearly everything about it nowadays ( bar the Clarets)

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:01 pm
by Sausage
Players choosing their preferred name on the back of their shirt as opposed to what everybody calls them. Obvious offenders being Javier Hernandez (Chicarito), Dele Alli (Dele) and Alexis Sanchez (Alexis).

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm
by Foshiznik
Pundits saying things like:-

"you've seen 'em given"
"play football the right way"

Give your opinion. Was it is a red/pen/foul? As long as football is played within the laws of the game it is still football. If we all thought the proper way was to pass sideways 100 times then lay it off to the best player to try doing something magical, the game would be extremely dull.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:08 pm
by timshorts
The West Ham song and the Liverpool song.

The Liverpool love in all ****ing day on the radio yesterday, whereas today it seems to be about how much better their comeback was than that of Spurs rather than a Spurs love in (which would have been pretty sickening too).

The FA Leagues Committee and their seeming intransigence in moving clubs from league to league without consideration for what the financial consequences are.

Lots of cheating in various forms, which seems to be getting worse (except, maybe at Brighton, who cheat less now than they used to, but that seems to be down to a change in personnel up front).

Not being able to just go to a ground and get a ticket there and then, which, I suppose comes with not being sh7t anymore, so it's sort of tolerable.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:08 pm
by SalisburyClaret
The stupidity of Pundits and the BBC/Sky deciding what football fans are interested in

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:20 pm
by ZizkovClaret
The over-intellectualisation of the game in general

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:28 pm
by Lord Beamish
Sh!t-weasels with dual Club affiliations based solely on being a Glory Hunter when they were a kid.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:31 pm
by chekhov
Modern advertising hoardings. Have you noticed, they are getting bigger, brighter and even more distracting.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:31 pm
by 4:20
Commentators that have 'witty' quips and lines prepared for when a team or a certain individual scores. Clive Tyldsley is the grandaddy of this but he's not a patch on Peter Drury, who is absolutely insufferable for it.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:33 pm
by 4:20
Wanky goal celebrations

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 pm
by Foshiznik
4:20 wrote:Commentators that have 'witty' quips and lines prepared for when a team or a certain individual scores. Clive Tyldsley is the grandaddy of this but he's not a patch on Peter Drury, who is absolutely insufferable for it.


Absolutely this. If I am unable to be home for the 5:30pm kick off on a saturday, I have the unfortunate experience of listening to Sam Matterface on Talksport who literally only speaks in puns and cliches.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 pm
by Dark Cloud
4:20 wrote:Wanky goal celebrations

Which have clearly been rehearsed on the training pitch!!!! :roll:

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 pm
by ZizkovClaret
Lord Beamish wrote:Sh!t-weasels with dual Club affiliations based solely on being a Glory Hunter when they were a kid.


Yup. Your parent's/grandparent's team, or the closest to where you grew up. Them's the rules

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm
by Foshiznik
ZizkovClaret wrote:Yup. Your parent's/grandparent's team, or the closest to where you grew up. Them's the rules


My uncle on my dad's side, is a london born Burnley fan. No links whatsoever to the club or town. Only reason was because in the early 60s his dad and brother supported spurs and he didn't want to be the same so picked the second best team! :lol:

Actually took him to Turf Moor for his first game about 10 years ago.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm
by Squarepusher
Referring to a club's preferred tactics as its 'philosophy'

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:52 pm
by FactualFrank
Can we add 'sucking thumbs' just because you've had a sprog. That's rather annoying.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:52 pm
by claptrappers_union
Endless discussions about tactics and analysis. Just enjoy the game. Podcasts, FanTV, vlogs, twitter - is anyone really interested?

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:53 pm
by Tricky Trevor
Not being able to appeal a red card that was given for two yellows. Even though one of the yellow cards was so obviously wrong.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:55 pm
by Foshiznik
Tricky Trevor wrote:Not being able to appeal a red card that was given for two yellows. Even though one of the yellow cards was so obviously wrong.


Add to that, just being able to appeal a yellow, or not taking retrospective action against a serious offence just because the referee wrongly only gave a yellow at the time.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:04 pm
by 4:20
Jake Humphrey

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:15 pm
by bobinho
Pretty much everything these days, all listed above... if it wasn't for Burnley, I could easily bin it.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:16 pm
by 4:20
Live TV coverage that cannot wait for an appropriate time to show a replay of something and all you hear in the background is the live crowd going nuts at something for a good five seconds or so and the camera shot cuts back to live and Burnley have a free kick 40 yards from goal.

Also when the camera cuts to a close up of someone on the run or wing or something, coz it's hollywood, and you've got no idea who's in space or anything anymore in the absent wider shot because the director wants to make the coverage action packed and sexy.

When FIFA persistently cut to a fit bird in the crowd during the World Cup coverage. I'm not a prude or owt nor do I give a monkeys about objectification, but it does get a bit creepy after a bit and makes me roll my eyes at the desperation.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:16 pm
by Wile E Coyote
Every single radio/tv pundit with no exceptions.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:17 pm
by bobinho
Oh, and isn't it nice to be able to get to 34 posts without the thread being spoiled by the usual?

Having the word "football" in the thread title has gotta help eh?

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:34 pm
by Venkys4eva
Transfer fees, players wages and agents

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:43 pm
by exilecanada
Players surrounding the referee attempting to influence a decision should be banned. Only the team captain or his designate (assistant captain) should be allowed to speak to the ref.

Oh, and ‘simulation’, but that goes without saying.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:45 pm
by Foshiznik
Coaches not smoking in the dugout.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:34 pm
by JimMcDonald
Cats on the pitch

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:08 pm
by Ric_C
The group stages format in both Euro competitions. This past week has shown how amazing and exhilarating knock-out football is.

Semi finals at Wembley.

Diving only being punished when they successfully con a match official. Why not punish all diving?

The emergence of shouty shouty pundits such as Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage.

The phrases "anti-football" and "Brexit FC"

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:15 pm
by levraiclaret
Pundits saying "he's entitled to go down".

Players who go down and grab the ball, should be booked for handball unless the ref had already blown for the free kick.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:21 pm
by Bosscat
JimMcDonald wrote:Cats on the pitch

Sunderland FC ... Black Cats
Millwall ... Lions
Chelsea ... Lions
England ... 3 Lions
England Ladies Team ... Lionesses

To name but 5 (Cat related Teams)

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:29 pm
by 4:20
The sound of camera shutters going off being picked up by microphones behind the goal. I've heard it quite a bit this season but non more so than in the two semi's this week, every time the ball was in the box 'click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click' it does your head in when you notice it.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:55 pm
by jdrobbo
Our club’s ridiculous over-promotion of gambling companies...especially on days associated with raising mental health awareness and with the Samaritans.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:21 pm
by tim_noone
Got to be Danny bakers own goal....what a cock.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:29 pm
by California Colner
Not being able to make contact in the box

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:37 pm
by Caballo
Metres being stolen at throw-ins.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:48 pm
by IanMcL
The phrase, "there was contact", by pundits.

What has contact, in a contact sport, got to do with anything?

If there is is deliberate force, fine.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:30 pm
by duncandisorderly
Bosscat wrote:Sunderland FC ... Black Cats
Millwall ... Lions
Chelsea ... Lions
England ... 3 Lions
England Ladies Team ... Lionesses

To name but 5 (Cat related Teams)


Hull.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 pm
by tarkys_ears
"unplayable!" - it actually means something else

"you've got your gerrards, your rooneys, your welbecks..." There's more than one of each player?!

Players grabbing the ball when they go down. If the whistle hasn't gone, it should be a yellow card for deliberate handball.

Re: Pet hates in Football

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 pm
by Claret Toni
Colin