Stuff in football that really annoys you?

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    Lj82 Full Member

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    The Premier League has a religious following in Southeast Asia. Guess it might have some roots from our colonial past. It's difficult to explain why we care so much for teams that are located so far away, or why the local rivalries do matter to us. But that's just how it is.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    He's done well on a shoe string budget, imagine what he can do on a bigger budget
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    Bobcat Full Member

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    • Time wasting + diving + refs who buy it. Like a home game against a shite team, they score a flukey goal, then spends the rest of the half going to ground on every single contact and then have a brain damaged ref give them free kicks, which means out of 45, only 20 minutes are actually played
    • Producers who show close up shots of players/managers on the bench for way to long
    • Shite pundits, mostly ex players with zero insight
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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    What really annoys me about football, is me. I have an (ir)rational? hatred for every team we play and every player in that team, for the duration of that match and for long perids after if they have a good game against us. It's ridiculous, I know but it is what it is. I do wish I could be more sporting about it but I can't. It's annoying.
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    VictoriaRed New Member

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    When one of our attacking players fouls a midfielder/defender deep in the attacking end of the pitch, while the opposition player is going backwards; slays me! Basically, all they have to do is shepherd them backwards and make it plenty difficult!
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    Needham Full Member

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    Tats and wages, though that's also an issue in care homes.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    One of the main reasons I hope Mourinho never gets a job in football again is the obsession with “pressers” when he’s in a job. The fact that tabloid journalists convinced people that dross is worth following.

    All of the Sunday Supplement lot can do one too.
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    heinze58 New Member

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    Having to pay Sky and BT two arms and a leg to watch the odd game of who ever you happen to support. I gave up in the end and just erm.. watch on the radio. Also: prawn sandwiches. Keane gave everyone a stick to beat us with that will never go away. Our fans are bloody terrific most of the time.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Yes! What the hell is that about!?
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    MUfreak New Member

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    VAR! gawd I hate that with passion
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    1950 New Member

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    Wingers pretending to take a throw-in for 90 seconds, only to hand it to the fullback in the end.

    Freekick wall-setting taking ages, contesting for every inch, only for the taker to send it into orbit or straight into the wall. Much better since the introduction of foam.

    Corners into the first man. Already mentioned but needs repeating.

    "There was contact" penalty claims. Contact ≠ foul.

    Players pretending they didn't hear the whistle or that they don't know what the ref is talking about after the most obvious fouls.
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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Match commentators who never shut the feck up. Very common in Portugal
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    Giggsy PO Wimbledon Prediction Champion 09

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    Players who try to gain advantage by moving ball 10-15 cm before taking corners or free kicks. Put the ball in the middle of the arc FFS! The ball will travel at least 50m.
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    Gambling and the never ending stream of ads for gambling.
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    Vadim New Member

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    Came here to post exactly this!

    What is with that at corners? To gain a few centimetres advantage?

    It’s stupid and every footballer does it now.
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    U99ted Full Member

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    The worst one is Chelsea fans calling Azpilicueta "Dave".
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    English pundits who pronounce foreign names completely wrong.
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    Bill Hartzia New Member

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    Bogus 'injuries'. Timewasting. Diving. Arsene Wenger. Arsenal. Liverpool. Injury time - why can all grounds not have a stadium clock which is stopped whe the ball is not in play and restarted once it is?
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    Stadjer Full Member

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    Bad referees. The referee during the Madrid - Ajax game let the game go on a lot. Even when a player went to the floor and shouted or started waving around his arms he kept the play going.

    The dives, the pretending to be injured.. it would be so much less if more referees would be like Brych (that Madrid - Ajax) was last night. It is just so annoying and also pretty weird to see top athletes fall and roll around.

    There is a reason players do it... it helps and referees will give them a foul but also when a player wont do it, it is actually a disadvantage. For example if Neymar got hit like Lukaku was during the Southampton game he would have been rolling around for 5 minutes and Southampton would be with 10. Lukaku just kept walking and the Southampton player only got yellow...

    Better referees or referees with a bit more backbone would make football more fun to watch again.
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    King7Eric Full Member

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    Its actually something I've noticed since moving to Europe. Being an Indian, not everyone in India used to watch football, but pretty much everyone who did had a real knowledge, not just about the team they follow, but also football in general. But here people are usually only really familiar with the teams they support and some of the other big clubs. For instance, back home I could have discussions with people about Bundesliga, Seria A and their teams and players, despite the majority of Indians being fans of the PL teams. People would know their stuff. But here, my boss for instance (a Barca fan:mad:) didn't know any of the players who played for Lyon or even Inter when they played them earlier. And he's not the only one, many of the folks I meet here really aren't all that knowledgeable about foreign leagues or players. They pretty much follow solely their own team.

    Maybe its the fact that football is very cheaply available on TV is India and SE Asia and we get all the major European leagues on TV. Also, perhaps being a fan there you have to make an effort, you watch matches at midnight or even later and I guess when you are putting that much effort into something, you want to be good at it.
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    Johan07 Full Member

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    Players committing a professional foul on a counter then picking up the ball, jogging slowly backwards for 15 meters while their teammates get back on the right side of the ball. Then tossing the ball 3 meters up in the air to a place behind where the foul was committed.
    City and Liverpool come to mind especially.
    Football should look at handball; another sport where countering opportunities are extremely important and where they have a strict system in place to get rid of behaviour like this. After the whistle has been blown you dont touch the ball and if you are in possession of it you leave it where its at. Immediately.
    Not doing so results in a yellow card. Almost strict liability.
    And it works and really brings the tempo up in games.
    In football one could start with the easy implementation to not allow players to pick up the ball with their hands after the whistle has gone. Or if its over the sidelines and its obvious that its the opponents throw. You dont touch the ball..
    If you do: yellow card. It would remove a lot of timewasting, would not require any rule-changes just a stricter application of the rules already in place.
    After that you could look at an even stricter application of messing with the ball after the play is stopped.
    It is probably the most effective way to increase the tempo in a game and it would lead to more scoring opportunities.
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    CherryBoy New Member

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    • Diving
    • Refs not booking players for diving
    • Players putting their hands before taking a corner( that's so heard mentality)
    • Sky Sports' frugality with their coverage (I.e. they don't even want to show fecking highlights on their lackluster YouTube channel)
    • Sky Sports punditry (flagrantly anti-Man Utd)
    • Racism
    • The inconsistancy of the handball and offside rule
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    Karel Podolsky New Member

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    I am from SE Asia. Most football fans I know usually support a local club and support one big club (usually from EPL, La Liga or Serie A).
    There are (minority) supporters who support more than one big clubs. Unlike me who still can enjoy watching football matches without supporting any side, Some people who follow more than one league usually take one club to support for each league he follows to get motivated getting up at 04.00am.

    *04.00 am actually a perfect time to get up esp. For Muslims (I am in +8 GMT Zone). 01.00 -02.00 am k.o is the worst.

    ** I never really support any clubs but I admit I had a soft spot for some different clubs in certain era.

    1. Lazio in the '90's.
    2. Roy Evans Liverpool. :wenger:
    3. Del Basque Real Madrid
    4. Arsenal (early - mid '00s).
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    TheLastQuestion New Member

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    I know what you mean, it can be annoying sometimes. I've been called a glory hunter by a guy who changed from Liverpool to spurs (the season spurs finally finished above pool), and a Liverpool fan who fully supported leicester when they won the league (bought a shirt and everything).

    I had an awkward moment at work, where a Chelsea and Arsenal fan were saying the usual jokes about United fans, I pulled a ticket from the previous night's game out of my jacket. Asked them when they last went to a match - they both went quiet and the topic of conversation was changed quickly.

    If they did this matches would last ~50% longer. Spectators would need to set aside more time and more players would get injured from fatigue. They'd have to set a new clock for 60 mins to roughly get a 90 min game.
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    KentSpurs New Member

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    Fans increasing the noise volume when the 4th official puts up the board to show how many minutes will be added on.

    Footballers talking with hands over their mouths.

    The term "bottled it".
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    arnie_ni Full Member

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    Why should what ultimately comes down to money be a deciding factor in who can support what team?
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    Josep Dowling Full Member

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    Good shout, Ederson's tattoo has got to be one of the worse I've ever seen.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    I wouldn't exactly call Hertha BSC a giant but otherwise I agree.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    They actually do that?
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    IRELANDUNITED Full Member

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    Liverpool - the players, manager and inparticular the large portion of clueless fans
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    Needham Full Member

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    That still happens?
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    not always but yeah, there was a couple of lads in my row at Fulham without tickets
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    I have an irrational hatred for Artur Boruc's neck tattoo.

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    Nowhere near as full-on as someone like Ederson, but it looks like he's wearing some sort of wired earpiece.
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    Cascarino Full Member

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    It's to help the sound travel.
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    Needham Full Member

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    It's to hide sexist racist and homophobic comments.
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    Chipper Full Member

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    Foreign pundits who pronounce English names completely wrong. Not really, but they do it just as much in my experience. It's to be expected.

    Been watching a few Ukranian and Russian streams lately, Shaw is 'Show'. Used to catch some Lithuanian streams too where they'd randomly put 'us' or 'as' on the end of everyone's names as well as pronouncing things incorrectly. It's been a while and can't remember which way round it was but we either had 'Wine Rooneyus' or 'Wine-us Rooney' up front.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Yeah, the mantra that you simply have to support your local side is a bit disingenuous.

    You should get to choose. Your local side could be a horrible club run by shysters that you feel no connection to. Just because you're born in Newcastle, you have to support that lot run by some cowboy who doesn't give a shit?

    Most of my family are from in and around Greater Manchester, but I spent most of my childhood in West Yorkshire. I chose not to support Leeds based on every Leeds fan at my school being a right prick. Turned out to be a wise decision.
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    Mart1974 harbours delusions of insignificance

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    I hate fans who get on the back of their own players, especially irrationally. I get to about 1/2 the home games via a group of lads who have season tickets in the Stretford end upper tier. There are regulars who spend half the game shouting rubbish at players like Lukaku. I was there on Saturday and stood next to a guy who was on Lukaku's back for the whole game up to the point he scored the winner. To be fair the guy looked a bit abashed and I did have a word with him.

    it annoys me even further when it is a chunky or unfit or someone who looks like they have never kicked a football or sprinted 20 yards slating an athlete who has dedicated his life so far to football.
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    mannbeist New Member

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    Norwegians yelling in english when watching football, in a Norwegian football pub.
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    Mart1974 harbours delusions of insignificance

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    Some of this relates to the migration of Irish people into the UK. I follow Utd because my old man was an Irish Catholic who moved to NW England and Utd were his local Irish Catholic club or at least the team that the local Irish Catholic community supported.