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    My partner is clueless about football, in spite of my efforts to educate him.

    The look on his face when I explained that I will be watching as many World Cup games as possible (rather than, as he expected, just England games) was priceless.
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      Me too on the whole, but if there was a F1 event in Brighton I think I might know something about it. I don’t have any interest in rugby either, and can claim never to have watched a game, but I knew when the Rugby World Cup was happening at the Amex. As this thread suggests, it’s the people in Brighton who seem to have failed to spot what has been going on at the Albion that are hard to fathom.
      You’re talking about a one off event though. That’s different to something that occurs every year, for 38 evenings within the year (and that’s just our fixtures).
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      A colleague of mine, who is an avid Liverpool fan, asked me last night if Brighton had survived in the end. And he's a bloke who is generally quite well informed.
      Well obviously he's not that well informed and is a bit of a burk
      Ever since I was a young boy, I've played the silver ball.
      From Soho down to Brighton, I must have played them all.
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      That would be most of my American work colleagues and friends - it is improving a bit with NBC showing so many live Premier League games but a lot of them still cannot grasp the concept of a game ending in a draw.

      Also, my Australian brother-in-law, but then he has no interest in any sport - which is strange for an Australian.
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      Very intersting post. I'm 60 but I will still watch any football on telly. In fact it has got worse. I was rivetted by the playoffs, the fate of Exter and Coventry.....and its not like I'm bored at work or at home....I even like looking at the tatoos and hairstyles. Maybe it is because football was so naff and cynical in the early 70s....every team had a fat midfielder, and most of them looked like they didn't give a shit, and couldn't wait to have a fag and a pint and (to quote Steve Jones) 'get me hands on some birds'. I had no empathy with old skool football. There again, I was a fan of 'dirty' when I was a kid
      We had a circa 4 year break from Sky/BT Sport, to cut back on direct debits. Re-committed this January, and it uncorked relentless football watching from Bundesliga, CL to the playoffs you mention. My son's now worse than me. Some of the games are drivel (Burnley, Everton stood out as an absolute shite playing style. God I would hate Allardyce as Albion manager, no matter how 'effective' he is).
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      Very intersting post. I'm 60 but I will still watch any football on telly. In fact it has got worse. I was rivetted by the playoffs, the fate of Exter and Coventry.....and its not like I'm bored at work or at home....I even like looking at the tatoos and hairstyles. Maybe it is because football was so naff and cynical in the early 70s....every team had a fat midfielder, and most of them looked like they didn't give a shit, and couldn't wait to have a fag and a pint and (to quote Steve Jones) 'get me hands on some birds'. I had no empathy with old skool football. There again, I was a fan of 'dirty' when I was a kid
      I'm 60 too. I wonder when I fell out of love with the game? Like you I used to be a total addict. I loved the FA Cup final and the Home International championships (the only live games we had on TV). As well as going to all the Albion games home and away if I was on away overnight on business during the football season I'd always try and go to a game somewhere, didn't matter who or at what level, If I was working in London I'd go to an evening game, I'd even stop the car to watch park football matches. Now if Barcelona were playing Bayern Munich in my front garden I'd draw the curtains. I have to be at least nominally supporting a team for a football game to be of any interest.

      Interestingly, unlike a lot of others, my cynicism hasn't spread to the England national team. I still watch nearly all the friendlies and qualifying games. I'm often bored and always frustrated, but I still do it as it's my team. And I'm starting to get a bit excited about the World Cup. I'll probably watch some non-England games as well as I shall be supporting the underdogs and the Brighton players..

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      A long-standing friend of mine went to his first football match ever when back in his home town )Norwich) a while ago - dragged along by his new brother-in-law or something - and told me all about it. It was all new to him of course, and he was delighted to inform me about how witty the home fans were, for example shouting 'You're shit' when the goalkeeper kicked the ball. I listened politely...
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      A long-standing friend of mine went to his first football match ever when back in his home town )Norwich) a while ago - dragged along by his new brother-in-law or something - and told me all about it. It was all new to him of course, and he was delighted to inform me about how witty the home fans were, for example shouting 'You're shit' when the goalkeeper kicked the ball. I listened politely...
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      Men who don't like football are often a bit odd. A mate of mine actively despises it - all he bangs on about is his home brewed beer, his telescope, his dog, and cake.
      This - I use as a bit of a barometer and more often than not it’s true. A girl friend of mine was going through a succession of poor choices let’s say as dates and each time I’d ask her what team they supported? More often than not they weren’t into football and I’d tell her to get rid soon as...obviously she ignored my advice until, sure as eggs are eggs they’d split up. One day she met the man of her dreams and two years later they married and have been together ever since. And guess what? You couldn’t move in this guys house for Sky TV coverage of golf, F1, Rugby, cricket and of course football. He’s a huge sports fan and we get on really well too.

      Moral of the story? Speed dating can be made even speedier, girls, by making Q1 ‘what football club do you support’?
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      That would be most of my American work colleagues and friends - it is improving a bit with NBC showing so many live Premier League games but a lot of them still cannot grasp the concept of a game ending in a draw.

      Also, my Australian brother-in-law, but then he has no interest in any sport - which is strange for an Australian.
      They’ll be working on his deportation papers I’m sure.
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