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At least we'll soon have the World Cup as a minor distraction, although with no Saints on display it won't be quite as interesting as previous tournaments. How sad that we'll be releated to showing a flicker of interest if an ex-Saint is on the field.

 

Nothing being confirmed on the transfer front. Its so boring I might even go and watch a cricket match - or check the grass at the SMS.

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The grass is growing and very quickly. The World Cup is an expensive and poor quality distraction from the real business of football. The idea of national teams in this day and age of globilisation is a retrograde step back into a murky history in which nationalism has been the singular most destructive force of mankind.

 

The football is crap of course by definition and falls well short of even premier League standards. How can it be remotely possible to expect to bring together a group of the so-called 'best' players and meld them into an efficient team in anything like the amount of time available between the season's end and this lipstick tournament? Look how long its taken Saints to do that - all saeson in fact - and the job is by no means done, so what chance at national level in one month.

 

So what we get are teams cobbled together at the last minute of mostly strangers dressed in similar uniforms whose instinctive styles differ so much that you can forget notions of fluid football and cohesive units. At best we'll get a more inspired form of the 'kick'n'rush' or 'hoik it into the middle' style of football we see in league 2 and that's probably insulting to the bokes in league 2.

 

So don't imagine that what you'll be watching is any better than it is just because names like Ronaldo and Rooney are bandied about by the media to brainwash you. Sure, there will be moments of skillful play from some of the more gifted but that's only a small part of what football is.

 

On the whole it will be a predictable bore with England gone in the Quarters, the result beyond doubt (Spain or Brazil) and the runners-up forgotten by the time you do your pub quizzes in September.

 

So rather than let the grass grow under your feet get the mower out and cut it every third evening throughout June rather than sit indoors watching the 437th re-run of "They think it's all over - it is now" crap! Ughh! Pass me that bucket.........

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The grass is growing and very quickly. The World Cup is an expensive and poor quality distraction from the real business of football. The idea of national teams in this day and age of globilisation is a retrograde step back into a murky history in which nationalism has been the singular most destructive force of mankind.

 

The football is crap of course by definition and falls well short of even premier League standards. How can it be remotely possible to expect to bring together a group of the so-called 'best' players and meld them into an efficient team in anything like the amount of time available between the season's end and this lipstick tournament? Look how long its taken Saints to do that - all saeson in fact - and the job is by no means done, so what chance at national level in one month.

 

So what we get are teams cobbled together at the last minute of mostly strangers dressed in similar uniforms whose instinctive styles differ so much that you can forget notions of fluid football and cohesive units. At best we'll get a more inspired form of the 'kick'n'rush' or 'hoik it into the middle' style of football we see in league 2 and that's probably insulting to the bokes in league 2.

 

So don't imagine that what you'll be watching is any better than it is just because names like Ronaldo and Rooney are bandied about by the media to brainwash you. Sure, there will be moments of skillful play from some of the more gifted but that's only a small part of what football is.

 

On the whole it will be a predictable bore with England gone in the Quarters, the result beyond doubt (Spain or Brazil) and the runners-up forgotten by the time you do your pub quizzes in September.

 

So rather than let the grass grow under your feet get the mower out and cut it every third evening throughout June rather than sit indoors watching the 437th re-run of "They think it's all over - it is now" crap! Ughh! Pass me that bucket.........

 

+1

 

Unless we win

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On the whole it will be a predictable bore with England gone in the Quarters, the result beyond doubt (Spain or Brazil) and the runners-up forgotten by the time you do your pub quizzes in September.

 

So no chance then for Italy, Germany or Portugal?

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Does anybody know really why the f**king ST prices and kit unveiling are taking so long ?

 

No disrespect Alpine old-son but this is about Grass growing and the World Cup. You were told last week why tickets are not on sale yet so go back and read and do your homework properly and stop trying to divert the rest of us talking utter b*llocks about things we know nothing about but like to bulls*ht anyway

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The grass is growing and very quickly. The World Cup is an expensive and poor quality distraction from the real business of football. The idea of national teams in this day and age of globilisation is a retrograde step back into a murky history in which nationalism has been the singular most destructive force of mankind.

 

The football is crap of course by definition and falls well short of even premier League standards. How can it be remotely possible to expect to bring together a group of the so-called 'best' players and meld them into an efficient team in anything like the amount of time available between the season's end and this lipstick tournament? Look how long its taken Saints to do that - all saeson in fact - and the job is by no means done, so what chance at national level in one month.

 

So what we get are teams cobbled together at the last minute of mostly strangers dressed in similar uniforms whose instinctive styles differ so much that you can forget notions of fluid football and cohesive units. At best we'll get a more inspired form of the 'kick'n'rush' or 'hoik it into the middle' style of football we see in league 2 and that's probably insulting to the bokes in league 2.

 

So don't imagine that what you'll be watching is any better than it is just because names like Ronaldo and Rooney are bandied about by the media to brainwash you. Sure, there will be moments of skillful play from some of the more gifted but that's only a small part of what football is.

 

On the whole it will be a predictable bore with England gone in the Quarters, the result beyond doubt (Spain or Brazil) and the runners-up forgotten by the time you do your pub quizzes in September.

 

So rather than let the grass grow under your feet get the mower out and cut it every third evening throughout June rather than sit indoors watching the 437th re-run of "They think it's all over - it is now" crap! Ughh! Pass me that bucket.........

Uh oh. Another thread that has the potential to descend into a name calling (Daily Mail reader, Nazi, Racist, Tree Hugger etc) rant.

 

By the way, what is "the real business of football" to you?

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The grass is growing and very quickly. The World Cup is an expensive and poor quality distraction from the real business of football. The idea of national teams in this day and age of globilisation is a retrograde step back into a murky history in which nationalism has been the singular most destructive force of mankind.

 

The football is crap of course by definition and falls well short of even premier League standards. How can it be remotely possible to expect to bring together a group of the so-called 'best' players and meld them into an efficient team in anything like the amount of time available between the season's end and this lipstick tournament? Look how long its taken Saints to do that - all saeson in fact - and the job is by no means done, so what chance at national level in one month.

 

So what we get are teams cobbled together at the last minute of mostly strangers dressed in similar uniforms whose instinctive styles differ so much that you can forget notions of fluid football and cohesive units. At best we'll get a more inspired form of the 'kick'n'rush' or 'hoik it into the middle' style of football we see in league 2 and that's probably insulting to the bokes in league 2.

 

So don't imagine that what you'll be watching is any better than it is just because names like Ronaldo and Rooney are bandied about by the media to brainwash you. Sure, there will be moments of skillful play from some of the more gifted but that's only a small part of what football is.

 

On the whole it will be a predictable bore with England gone in the Quarters, the result beyond doubt (Spain or Brazil) and the runners-up forgotten by the time you do your pub quizzes in September.

 

So rather than let the grass grow under your feet get the mower out and cut it every third evening throughout June rather than sit indoors watching the 437th re-run of "They think it's all over - it is now" crap! Ughh! Pass me that bucket.........

 

Yeah, you're right.

 

Spain are so disjointed. That sort of staccato football makes me wretch all over my lounge. They are rubbish and wouldn't even finish in the top half of the Prem (which is brilliant, by the way: every game a cracker and not a hint of bloated commercialism in sight). Aston Villa, Man City and Spurs would dump all over them. Aresenal would batter them with their clinical finishing and rock solid defence.

 

Park, Fletcher and Nani would make Iniesta, Fabregas and Xavi look silly.

 

Don't even get me started on Brazil. Bunch of mincing lady-boys.

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Dunno about the grass growing, but the sand is blowing around my back garden quite well.

 

Tortoises are getting ready to do their reverse hibernation thing and dig their tunnels to sleep in for the summer. Feel a bit like doing that myself today - is it jetlag or a hang-over from the pleasant Shiraz on the flight back?

 

Hope that the money grabbing get rich quick scheme that is this year's World Cup hurts the greedy Yarpie bstds. 2,000 quid for an economy class flight? Internal flights only bookable through official travel agents at 10 times the usual cost?

 

They deserve to be embarrassed by empty stadiums

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Does anybody know really why the f**king ST prices and kit unveiling are taking so long ?

 

I can understand the kit unveiling frustration, but why are you concerned about the timetable for season ticket price and availability..? ;)

 

Anyway, the World Cup... Better than countries taking proper pot shots at each other. That's about it, otherwise I'm not too bothered.

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Interesting Charlie. Wonder how Saints would do against some of those 'national' teams. Take out the top, what 8?, and is it possible that the rest are not much better than League 1 / Championship level? I don't know, but its a thought.

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Interesting Charlie. Wonder how Saints would do against some of those 'national' teams. Take out the top, what 8?, and is it possible that the rest are not much better than League 1 / Championship level? I don't know, but its a thought.

 

Ok let's take out:

 

Argentina

Brazil

England

Germany

Spain

Italy

Holland

France

 

You honestly reckon the likes of:

 

Portugal

Chile

Mexico

Ghana

Ivory Coast

USA

 

are not much better than L1/CCC level?

 

You reckon they're worse than Hull, Burnley or the Skates?

 

We might have a chance against North Korea or Honduras but seriously, that would be about it.

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I can understand the kit unveiling frustration, but why are you concerned about the timetable for season ticket price and availability..? ;)

 

 

hohoho, very funnny.

 

I think the strategy for ST pricing will be very indicative of NCs strategy for moving the club forwards.

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hohoho, very funny.

 

I think the strategy for ST pricing will be very indicative of NCs strategy for moving the club forwards.

 

Oh I see. OK, good thinking. I immediately jumped to the more obvious conclusion. ;)

 

As for the World Cup and England or... I'd take Saints any, and every, time. Complete no brainer.

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Saints every time.

I would like England to win the World cup obviously,but to be fair,it doesnt mean that much to me that a bunch of overpaid,over rated players might win a trophy.I know its childish,but i cant stand the fact that by supporting England im expected to cheer on a lot of ex Skate players as well.

Where as if Saints win anything,its my team,my town and because ive been a Saints fan throughout all the bad times,i want to enjoy the glory and the feelgood factor.

So come on Saints for next season.

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