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Postby Dave » Tue 7 Dec 2004 17:48 GMT

Hear about Swiss club Servette's Paolo Diogo?

Jumping up to a perimeter fence to celebrate a team-mate's goal, he caught his wedding ring (he'd only been married for a couple of weeks) in the fence - then jumped back down, and both the ring and most of his finger came off. :shock:

As if that wasn't bad enough, the referee then booked him for excessive celebration. :shock: :shock:

I'm not kidding... here's the Grauniad's article.
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Postby Kay » Tue 7 Dec 2004 18:00 GMT

I've got no sympathy. In other sports you just score a goal and then get on with it. I don't know why football players seem to want to jump all over each other and go mental after a goal.

Is it because of the money they make?

It sure as heck isn't sporting.
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Postby ruggie » Tue 22 Feb 2005 16:50 GMT

Is it because of the money they make

In a way, yes. They're professional entertainers, just like wrestlers, etc. They do whatever gets publicity for themselves. Didn't you notice Beckham's increase in publicity stunts after he married Victoria - already an accomplished professional self-image booster? You have to have the skill in your sport, but you need more than that to get rich.

Incidentally, shouldn't this board be called Sports Watching? Is there a demand for a board for people who actually practise their chosen sports, or are they an insignificant minority?
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Postby Dave » Fri 11 Mar 2005 18:18 GMT

ruggie wrote:Is there a demand for a board for people who actually practise their chosen sports, or are they an insignificant minority?


Ermm... I have a feeling it's the latter, Ruggie :oops: I haven't played football in any shape or form for about the last eighteen months.

I beat Kay at snooker the week before last, though :twisted:
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Postby Kay » Fri 11 Mar 2005 18:35 GMT

I beat Kay at snooker the week before last, though


Well, yeah, but the table was cr@p. And the cue I had to use would've made a good boomerang. Gimme a break. Find a decent table and let me use my own cue and I'll soon sort you out. :twisted:
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Postby Dave » Fri 11 Mar 2005 18:40 GMT

Anything you say, Skip - how about the snooker hall on the fourth floor of the Mike Shopping Mall? Their tables looked pretty good to me...

Oh yes, I forgot - they don't allow smoking. :twisted:

Mind you, there's still the one next to the S.S.Sausage shop :lol:
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Postby SSue » Fri 11 Mar 2005 21:49 GMT

there's still the one next to the S.S.Sausage shop


I think you should steer well clear of that, we don't want you ending up as 'bangers'. :lol:

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