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11-05-2019, 18:10   #841
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Let's be honest, the way some Irish go on about British clubs (which is embarrassing and has more than a hint of post colonial psychology with it) hardly does much to assuage the argument that a good sample of typical football supporters actually aren't the brightest.
Do the huge number of Scandinavians who obsess of the English league like the Irish also have post colonial psychology?
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11-05-2019, 18:23   #842
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I think it is. In general.
There are a few (2-3) clubs that play good attaching football , with some skill.
The majority of teams, play hoof ball.
The facilities in most grounds are fairly grim,

Tell me why you think its not sh1te - im interested .
Tell me how you know all of this if you dont go.


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My team, Liverpool, have every game televised including friendlies. Rarely stuck for a stream. It's win-win for me too, either I go to the game and get one of the best atmosphere's in any sport, or I get to watch at home.

If we weren't constantly on telly I'd likely follow someone more local more regularly, I have a local LOI Div 1 team I played for underage and go to the occasional game of, but nothing beats being able to watch every single game in a season home or away
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Do the huge number of Scandinavians who obsess of the English league like the Irish also have post colonial psychology?
No because they support their own league.


People can do what they want but seeing and hearing Irish people bleating about "their" english team while ignoring their own league is pathetic. The very ones complain about the lack of success at international level but fail to see the laughable hypocrisy of spending huge sums funding our neighbour's league.

And its alwyas the same teams that are popular. Ask a barstooler why they dont "support" macclesfield or hereford and the answer speaks volumes.

There is simply no excuse for ignoring our league. The facilities have greatly improved. Look at Tallaght as an example. The standard has also got a lot better as our results in Europe show.
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Yes, or in person, read my post. I doubt most LOI fans get to see every minute of every game every season. I get that either in person or on tv and feel privileged for that to be the case.

I’d hate to miss a game, when it does happen on occasion I can download the full game

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The favourites ground it out. Ah well
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People can do what they want but seeing and hearing Irish people bleating about "their" english team while ignoring their own league is pathetic...There is simply no excuse for ignoring our league.
How is it pathetic when every LOI fan knows the English championship is a far superior league to anything Ireland will ever have? What makes you think anybody has the right to tell someone what they should be doing with there free time? What is someone from Tallaght doesnt like the way some Shamrock rovers fans cause trouble after a match?
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How is it pathetic when every LOI fan knows the English championship is a far superior league to anything Ireland will ever have? What makes you think anybody has the right to tell someone what they should be doing with there free time? What is someone from Tallaght doesnt like the way some Shamrock rovers fans cause trouble after a match?
Some LOI teams actually play better football than Championship teams that just have more money so that's why players go there even though its actually not that good football. This is pretty well established, and goes further to prove the point that if irish people gave their local teams the support they deserve every aspect or Irish football including the national team would improve.
For every time Rovers fans have caused trouble at a match there's probably 6/7 times fans of popular English teams have.

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Yes, or in person, read my post. I doubt most LOI fans get to see every minute of every game every season. I get that either in person or on tv and feel privileged for that to be the case.

I’d hate to miss a game, when it does happen on occasion I can download the full game
Don't think I've missed a minute of Rovers this season. Fairly easy to find a stream of a game, may not hove sound or good picture quality but I can get a stream of some sort if I'm not at a game.
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if irish people gave their local teams the support they deserve
The team's do get the support they deserve.
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The team's do get the support they deserve.
Because their sh!te?

The people who REFUSE to support the LOI and would rather help English teams and cities have some absolute cheek to criticise the standard of their own league.

No support, no quality.

But keep being the imbecile that Manchurians and Liverpudlians laugh at as they rake it in and ponder - "why the fcuk do so many Irish support us"?

It's embarrassing and pathetic.

To the other poster:

It is 100% a post colonial mentality.

"They are fundamentally better and bigger than us and thus everything is just better and we MUST support their teams and **** over our own, we'll never be good enough...blah, blah, blah"

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Because their sh!te?

The people who REFUSE to support the LOI and would rather help English teams and cities have some absolute cheek to criticise the standard of their own league.

No support, no quality.

But keep being the imbecile that Manchurians and Liverpudlians laugh at as they rake it in and ponder - why the fcuk do so many Irish support us?

It's embarrassing and pathetic.
I disagree ,Liverpool and Everton supporters consider Irish supporters the same as themselves.

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Seems like a lot of begrudery from LOI fans here.
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I disagree ,Liverpool and Everton supporters consider Irish supporters the same as themselves.
You are wired to the moon if you seriously believe that.

They are laughing at you. They take your money and "support". They don't give a damn beyond that.
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You are wired to the moon if you seriously believe that.

They are laughing at you. They take your money and "support". They don't give a damn beyond that.
I live on Merseyside and have supported Everton all my life.
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You are wired to the moon if you seriously believe that.

They are laughing at you. They take your money and "support". They don't give a damn beyond that.
Just look at the Sean Cox situation.
Yeah nobody gave a damn about him
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I live on Merseyside and have supported Everton all my life.
Well then your commentary here is irrelevant. You live there. So you support your local team or one in your city.
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