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Fantasy Forum Football

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:48 am
by Des
If the Forumistas were a football team what roles would you assign to each member?

Some initial thoughts....

Charlie - Gaffer (player-manager as he can still hustle and bustle in mid-field)

Howard and Adam (Maley and Blakey) - Strikers - always scoring Brownie points

Ian A - defence - on loan from AC fRoots where he doubles as referee

Dayna - Captain - mid-field general - all over the park

Des - in back four, always on the defensive and apt to score own goals

Gordon (Neilly the Goally) - always ready to make light when we concede

Diane (Easbyyyyy) - also on loan from AC fRoots - on the bench sniping from the sidelines

Yellow cards to Maley (unfortunate reference to solitary pleasures a few months ago), Des (various misdemeanors including unnecessary arguing and tasteless gags)

Red cards: Easbyyyyy (when playing for AC fRoots) Red-carded rather too often.


Any more for any more?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:58 pm
by Gordon Neill
I really don't think I'd be much of a goalie, I'd be much better in the midfield with my silky runs, sending people the wrong way, and unecessary showboating. A sort of Ronaldo but without the skill.

And I'd prefer to see Adam playing a blinder on the right wing (!), with Foxlee running up the left channel, and Des playing in the hole behind them (he's always getting himself into a hole, so he might ass well play there). Con would take Adam's place as a striker: ideal centre forward material, never seems to be involved and then pops up out of nowhere to head home a well-aimed point.

Scottish football quote of the day:
"That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on". John Lambie, Partick Thistle manager, when told a concussed striker did not know who he was.

Other Scottish football quote of the day:
"There'll be more football in a moment, but first we've got highlights of the Scottish League Cup" - Gary Newbon

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:35 pm
by Dayna
I don't know anything about your football. I know a little about NFL football.
I just know, it seems like guys have to have something to argue about. Around here, they don't argue music so much, but which football team is better, like Steelers vrs Browns. If it isn't on a forum, it will be in a bar, & they'll just end up fighting or something.

But here, with the music it is fun to talk about, with people here. It seems like if I try to get in on the discussion, it just stops there. It seems like I can't figure out how to be part of the conversation.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:51 am
by Hugh Weldon
Dayna wrote:

"It seems like if I try to get in on the discussion, it just stops there. It seems like I can't figure out how to be part of the conversation."

Dayna I know just how you feel. You throw in what you think is a clever idea, an interesting point, a witty rejoinder even, thinking perhaps, just perhaps, one of our more informed bretheren might pick up on it, and what happens? - zilch.

So you keep your head down for a while, guilty because it seems you're making a reputation for yourself as a serial thread-killer. And then it seems you don't even make the subs bench for FC Forum.

But as someone was saying elsewhere today, net forums are funny things. It can look like a conversation sometimes, but it's not quite the same thing. See getting a response as a nice bonus, but don't expect it all the time. At least you got picked for the team...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:19 am
by Adam Blake
I think that all the Americans should be cheerleaders.
It would be easier than trying to explain the rules.

I think Norman should be goalkeeper. I'm flattered to be a striker but I'm afraid I'd trip over the ball whenever it was passed to me. Also, I'd give up after ten minutes and have to have a lie-down...

If we were playing the FR forum from what I've heard they specialise in "hospital tackles".

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:32 am
by Des
Just for the record my team featured Dayna as Captain no less.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:13 pm
by Dayna
Hugh Weldon wrote: See getting a response as a nice bonus, but don't expect it all the time. At least you got picked for the team...


Thanks for answering. That is part of what I mean. It's not that I'm expecting a reply to everything.

Thanks Des.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:43 pm
by judith
Adam Blake wrote:I think that all the Americans should be cheerleaders.
It would be easier than trying to explain the rules. .


Ref, where's the card! He was offsides!


wiseass

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:50 pm
by Adam Blake
A perfect illustration of my point: the term is offside. One may have offsides of beef, indeed I am perfectly prepared to believe that such a thing is possible, but in soccer one is offside - or not, according to the decision of the referee (which is final)... :)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:08 am
by judith
Well, if that's the case (not knowing the rules), how in the world can I (I would say "we" but I don't want to drag anybody else into this) be a cheerleader if I don't know when to cheer, what to cheer at, or who to cheer for? Wait a minute, who has cheerleaders at soccer games? What about marching bands? Are there ever marching bands at soccer games?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:44 pm
by david54
Adam Blake wrote

but in soccer one is offside - or not, according to the decision of the referee (which is final)... :)


Please don't call it soccer!

Soccer's what people who like rugby call it usually with a slightly sneering tone.

It's Football, or Association Football if you need to distinguish it from American Football or Rugby Football.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:39 pm
by Dominic
Can I play?
david54 wrote:Adam Blake wrote

but in soccer one is offside - or not, according to the decision of the referee (which is final)... :)


Please don't call it soccer!

Soccer's what people who like rugby call it usually with a slightly sneering tone.

It's Football, or Association Football if you need to distinguish it from American Football or Rugby Football.

Yes, but how many Americans (or anyone under 40) have heard of Association Football?
Sometimes it's just easier to call it soccer.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:57 pm
by Adam Blake
To be honest, I don't like soccer, football or rugby. I am completely indifferent to sport in all its manifold forms. I know this is my problem. I think there's something wrong with my brain: I just don't care who wins.