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[Oct. 15th, 2007|11:46 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
So apparently we won the kick'n'clap at the weekend. Huzzah! Let joy
unconfined roam the land, let this stupid fvcking sport have coverage in
the media even more out of proportion than usual to the actual level of
interest in it, and let a thousand columnists whose personal and social
lives are undoubtedly without blemish write a thousand columns about how
much better than those nasty common footballers the rugby team are, and
when they rake their studs down somebody's face in the maul it's just a
minor misunderstanding.

Still, I must be fair to the England team, and point out that in these two
knock-out games, they scored a try! Well done chaps! Which does make me
wonder why Wilkinson was hailed as the hero at the weekend. The score was
14-9, which suggests to me that not only did the French kickist score as
many goals as our chap, but that we should perhaps be congratulating the
English bloke who managed to actually do what is supposed to be the main
aim of the game.

If you want me on Saturday, I'll be pretending to be South African. Oh, and
if England do win, can we not have a repeat of that nonsense from last time
round where everyone starts pretending that the manager could somehow do
the same job in football just because he won a world cup in a different
sport? Because I still don't think that hoofing the ball to the opposition
fullback every time you get it and hoping that you get a lot of free kicks
for minor technical infractions that only the referee really understands is
an entirely transferable tactic. kthxbye.
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From: pipistrellus
2007-10-15 10:55 am (UTC)
Dude, you like baseball. Let the rugby types enjoy the rugby in peace! :)
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-10-15 12:03 pm (UTC)
hehehehe, GPWM!!! :)
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From: liquidindian
2007-10-15 02:17 pm (UTC)
But baseball is fun and easy to follow. And this only works if us sensible, non-rugby-liking-types never have to hear about the stupid sport ever again.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-10-15 11:36 am (UTC)
Shall I just be content with knowing the meanings of some of these words in this post in some senses?
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[User Picture]From: braisedbywolves
2007-10-15 12:18 pm (UTC)
Dude, you like baseballfootball. Let the rugby types enjoy the rugby in peace! :)
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2007-10-15 12:23 pm (UTC)
Dude, you like baseballfootballsoccer. Let the football types enjoy the football in peace! ;->
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[User Picture]From: moleintheground
2007-10-15 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm looking forward to the return of endless fawning coverage of United returning. Or similar levels of divvery for the rest of the 'Big 4'. Or insanely OTT coverage of mundane dismissals of footballing minnows.

All sports coverage is bullshit, other than the one that says

"My team 1, some other c*nt's team 0"
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From: metallikat
2007-10-15 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh good, I thought it was just me that thought rugby was rub.
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[User Picture]From: jtemperance
2007-10-16 02:59 am (UTC)
Saturday, my last day in London, was the first time I ever watched rugby on TV.
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