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World Cup 2014

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  1. OK-Guy
     
    English teams are tied to the locality and have strong community links, the support for the club is pretty localised and fans are pretty protective of their team & patch of earth... there are great rivalries between teams which can easily lead to violence... the team I support is pretty crap but the support is fierce, it's a bit of 'band of brothers' in truth our fans are very loyal to each other, hence very tribal..
     
  2. leogodoy
    Relegation and promotion makes everything different as well, you don't have that in American leagues
     
  3. PalJoey
    Tribal? Football's not my #1 sport, although I do enjoy it, but in Rugby League, Gary Conolly is still called 'Judas' by St Helens fans after nearly 30 years, and it was Saints who offered him up on sale to Wigan, not the latter who swooped for him. That's tribal.
     
    And when French Rugby League players play in Leeds, there is a pilgramage for players to urinate on the statue of the Black Prince. He died in 1376 AD. That's seriously tribal!
     
  4. SunTanScanMan
    Hoping to see an exciting match in Brazil vs Colombia. This may be the game that Brazil finally shines.
     
    However, when in a neutral position, I tend to root for the underdog. Also there haven't been any major shocks results after the group stages (though there have been close games). Colombia could change that in this game. 
     
    I love this World Cup. [​IMG]
     
  5. billybob_jcv
    LOL - OK, I think get it! I agree we only see that in some places - like the Boston Redsox or maybe Chicago's Whitesox & Bears - both cities that go back to the earliest days of pro sports in America.
     
  6. PalJoey
    On the performances so far in this tournament, I'd like to see Colombia win. Brazil need to sort themselves out, because they have been uninspiring so far.
     
     
  7. oqvist
    Rugby seem to get all the mental cases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjTJQmfqGb8
    And then peeing in your mouth is the next big thing among the rugby society http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/223864/photo-of-rugby-player-peeing-into-his-own-mouth-got-him-fired-nsfw/
    Watched a documentary where a bunch of rugby players stood around a whole in a buss and urinated together also. 
     
  8. PalJoey

    Todd Carney (the urinating in his mouth guy) is a repeat-offending cretin, and deserves every bucket of verbal excrement that will be upended on his head over the next few months. The only thing that worries me is that, with his past record, what will he do to fill the time when he's banned from sport?
     
    And it tars the image of all the guys who make the sport the incredible (and sometimes nuts) thing it is.
     
  9. oqvist
    Really nice first half! Ugly to see how hard Brazil is trying to get Rodriguez out of the game though. 
    Bad referee also how could he miss that Neymar cheated with 2 metres on that free kick that is a yellow card offense. Now it shouldn´t been a free kick but that is another story. Again bad referee.
     
  10. OK-Guy
     
    Rodríguez is definitely getting 'special attention'.... some nasty stuff going on with him.
     
  11. audionewbi
    I realised why I stopped following football all those years ago, I get too emotional, stayed up to see France loss and now this. If Netherlands goes out I think the little hair I got left on my head will go with it. 
     
  12. SunTanScanMan
    That was a stupid yellow by Silva, but funny as hell.
     
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  13. oqvist
    Great match to say the least. Hope Neymar is okay. 
     
  14. audionewbi
    It takes Colombia to bring the best out of Brazil. 
     
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  15. Brooko Contributor
    oqvist - just want to make a distinction here.  What you were linking referred to Rugby League - not Rugby Union.
     
    Big difference in both game and culture IMO.
     
    Back on topic - just watched the Brazil / Colombia QF - really enjoyed it.  Thought that Colombia had more than a few questionable calls against them.  They should hold their heads high though.  It was an enthralling game. 
     
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