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16-05-2019, 12:29   #886
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Hurry hurry, Unira have a new shirt out celebrating the Treble, a must have for all the kids
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Unira?
It's how some "salt of de earth" Dubs might say United. Usually have seen it written as Unireh
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It's how some "salt of de earth" Dubs might say United. Usually have seen it written as Unireh
Oh I know. I just wanted him to explain how stupid it sounds.

Surprised a Maureen or brenda Rodgers wasn't thrown in.
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Here is a synopsis of why Irish people support English clubs from 2016

https://www.balls.ie/football/irish-...-353235-353235

I think they should have went into more detail on the Liverpool - Man United sections.

About 10 years of age during successful years - or failing that, thier father supported them.

I am surprised Arsenal does not get a mention - glory years recently - plus 80's on Brady - Stapelton - O'Leary.

IMO I think nearly all Irish fans of English teams are glory hunters or consumers of a brand. It feels wrong to call them supporters. Consumers is the probably the best word.
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Irish people should support Italian football teams, why? because their food is better than English food and their flag is very similar to ours, they also make lovely wine, and the Pope lives in Rome, and he's not English
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Wiiiiberpool ..
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IMO I think nearly all Irish fans of English teams are glory hunters or consumers of a brand. It feels wrong to call them supporters. Consumers is the probably the best word.
"The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom."
- Danny Blanchflower

Football is about glory. If by using the phrase glory hunters it was meant as a cheap insult it just shows up your limited parochial view of the game.
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"The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom."
- Danny Blanchflower

Football is about glory. If by using the phrase glory hunters it was meant as a cheap insult it just shows up your limited parochial view of the game.
" What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love."
-Bobby Robson

You also know fine well that the glory he is talking about is completely different the glory referred to in glory hunters. Glory hunters are after exactly what he says the game is not about, winning, look at Liverpool last night that was winning not glory, the game was ****, people may well have died of boredom, exactly what Danny says the game is not about.
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You also know fine well that the glory he is talking about is completely different the glory referred to in glory hunters. Glory hunters are after exactly what he says the game is not about, winning, look at Liverpool last night that was winning not glory, the game was ****, people may well have died of boredom, exactly what Danny says the game is not about.
Seriously? Liverpool's european campaign wasn't glorious? Pull the other one.

No one expects every minute of every match to have a goal. A 0-0 draw can be a glorious result for the underdog.
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Seriously? Liverpool's european campaign wasn't glorious? Pull the other one.

No one expects every minute of every match to have a goal.
If you think that final was glorious then you've set the bar seriously low. I'm working off the quote you posted here.

"doing things in style and with a flourish" neither of those things can be applied to anything done in that final, Liverpool won and grand well played but by your quote they did not win in a glorious way

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I don't support any English team
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IMO I think nearly all Irish fans of English teams are glory hunters or consumers of a brand. It feels wrong to call them supporters.
If you watch you team on tv and care about wheter they win or lose your a supporter.
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If you think that final was glorious then you've set the bar seriously low. I'm working off the quote you posted here.

"doing things in style and with a flourish" neither of those things can be applied to anything done in that final, Liverpool won and grand well played but by your quote they did not win in a glorious way
TBF liverpool have`nt been particularly successful in recent years(until yesterday!) so people supporting them are hardly "glory hunters"-here in England they are disliked by the majority of fans of other teams as they are looked upon as a bunch of constant whingers who have a god given right to success.
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TBF liverpool have`nt been particularly successful in recent years(until yesterday!) so people supporting them are hardly "glory hunters"-here in England they are disliked by the majority of fans of other teams as they are looked upon as a bunch of constant whingers who have a god given right to success.
They haven't been successful in a winning leagues was but they won a champions league in 05 and were consistently top four until 09 which is when a lot of their fans here would have started following them. The difference in the amount of Liverpool jerseys you'd in 05 or now and in 2010 is staggering.
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They haven't been successful in a winning leagues was but they won a champions league in 05 and were consistently top four until 09 which is when a lot of their fans here would have started following them. The difference in the amount of Liverpool jerseys you'd in 05 or now and in 2010 is staggering.
Merch is huge business these days.
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