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19-11-2019, 22:44   #76
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Your attitude is frankly bizarre.
It is universally agreed by psychologists worldwide that having hobbies and interests are vital when it comes to improving mental well-being and managing stress.
It’s healthy and should be encouraged. Just because you have a superiority complex and look down on what other people choose to do to wind down doesn’t make it wrong and doesn’t mean they are ‘trying to fill a void’.

Your attitude is really patronizing and judgmental. Perhaps you should look inwardly at that instead of making unfounded statements about people who enjoy watching an innocent game of ball for fun.
Lying on your sofa watching football for 3 hours is not a hobby. Neither is watching reality tv.

Me thinks you protest too much.
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19-11-2019, 22:46   #77
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Lying on your sofa watching football for 3 hours is not a hobby. Neither is watching reality tv.

Me thinks you protest too much.
And sorry, who made you the deciding authority on that matter?

Methinks you should get your own hobby instead of spending all your time analysing and judging what everyone else gets up to for fun.
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19-11-2019, 22:46   #78
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From a lads prospective I love the football and fantasy football. I can see how it might seem bizarre from an outside perspective but the thing that makes the premiership amazing is that it is much more than any one individual match. Its essentially a 9-10 month race and every week the table is shifting. There is weekly drama and a whole load of sub-plots. There are teams trying to win, teams just scraping to stay up. Lots of characters, fallouts, amazing stories. There is a continuity in all that that lots of fans enjoy.

Sure it’s not rational or productive but everyone deserves a little escapism after a hard week. My missus watches all sorts of dross such as love island and the kardashians but fair play to her. If you are getting upset because you can’t hack your boyfriend/husband spending a couple hours on a Saturday afternoon without giving you his undivided attention then you have a big problem.

As a caveat to the above: obviously if your fella is completely ignoring you and spending hours on end watching football he needs to sort himself out.

Another thing while I’m making a list: people are perfectly entitled to choose a team to support regardless of where they live. There seems to be quite a few people who have an issue with this for some reason.
Football, fantasy football, love island, the Kardashian’s, “my missus”. Sounds like you’re made for one another.

So why did you decide to support a UK team rather than say Shamrock Rovers or was it just whatever marketing ploy or football jersey that was in fashion that year?
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Football, fantasy football, live island, the Kardashian’s’ “my missus”. Sounds like you’re made for one another.
You sound like a really nasty, bitter, judgmental person. That person took time out of their day to reply to you and instead of being courteous (as they were to you), you just scoffed and looked down your nose at them.
Pathetic.
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19-11-2019, 22:49   #80
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And sorry, who made you the deciding authority on that matter?

Methinks you should get your own hobby instead of spending all your time analysing and judging what everyone else gets up to for fun.
Next up, scrolling through Facebook posts is now considered a hobby.

Do I really need to explain that to you?
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Next up, scrolling through Facebook posts is now considered a hobby.

Do I really need to explain that to you?
I don't mind good trolling but your attempts at being condescending are very amateurish.

Anyway by coincidence you actually started an interesting enough thread but managed to kill it because you weren't getting enough attention for yourself. Pity.
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Next up, scrolling through Facebook posts is now considered a hobby.

Do I really need to explain that to you?
What about scrolling through Boards? Is that better or worse than scrolling through Facebook?

You don’t need to explain anything to me. Your attitude is telling me all I need to know here.
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Football, fantasy football, love island, the Kardashian’s, “my missus”. Sounds like you’re made for one another.
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So why did you decide to support a UK team rather than say Shamrock Rovers or was it just whatever marketing ploy or football jersey that was in fashion that year?
The top professional league in the world happens to be in England. People who enjoy a sport tend to gravitate towards this pinnacle of the game. There are no golf majors played in Ireland - does that mean we should not watch the Masters? Aside from all that, most people are kids when they start supporting a team and they often support the same team as their dad.
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What about scrolling through Boards? Is that better or worse than scrolling through Facebook?

You don’t need to explain anything to me. Your attitude is telling me all I need to know here.
But I don’t consider that a hobby whereas you do.
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The top professional league in the world happens to be in England. People who enjoy a sport tend to gravitate towards this pinnacle of the game. There are no golf majors played in Ireland - does that mean we should not watch the Masters? Aside from all that, most people are kids when they start supporting a team and they often support the same team as their dad.
Heard that excuse before. If that were the case why don’t Danish and Dutch people support the EPL.
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I don't mind good trolling but your attempts at being condescending are very amateurish.

Anyway by coincidence you actually started an interesting enough thread but managed to kill it because you weren't getting enough attention for yourself. Pity.
Well then continue the thread instead of launching ad hominem attack’s on me.

I’m sure there are women on here who don’t like or appreciate the amount of time their oh spends watching it following football but refusing to admit it.

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Football, fantasy football, love island, the Kardashian’s, “my missus”. Sounds like you’re made for one another.

So why did you decide to support a UK team rather than say Shamrock Rovers or was it just whatever marketing ploy or football jersey that was in fashion that year?
Is it alright if its a LoI team so? If the person chooses to head to the local games and leave their OH at home? What if they bring their OH/kids with them, is it still a problem? I'm not entirely sure where your issue lies because you keep throwing in different issues. Is it only a problem when its a man watching UK teams without the kids and the wife?
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But I don’t consider that a hobby whereas you do.
If you don't get enjoyment from it then why are you even here? Why would you spend your precious free time doing something you don't even like?

You're a complete hypocrite.
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Lol at the trolling. But hey I’ll bite.

I don’t watch soccer, like I’ve said earlier. I enjoy following American Football. To me, it’s like watching violent chess. It’s quite a cerebral game but I know a lot of people won’t see it that way.

I have many other hobbies too. Most of which I share with my wife. She also has hobbies that I don’t share, and vice versa. I don’t freak out when she goes to dance rehearsal, and she doesn’t freak out when I spend the afternoon playing video games. It doesn’t bother me if she wants to spend time researching vintage style and it doesn’t bother her when I loose an evening to figuring out the best type of sewing patterns.

It’s called having independence but as a couple. We don’t have kids, and we won’t, so that’s not an issue. But I learned from my parents that every successful relationship has to have independence as a core. My folks used to take separate holidays to spend on their hobbies when we were little, as well as together as a family. My mother no more wanted to go on a photography break than my Dad wanted to spend a weekend painting by a lake. But they had a successful relationship for 40+ years because when they did spend time together they had something to talk about with each other. They had passions.
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If you don't get enjoyment from it then why are you even here? Why would you spend your precious free time doing something you don't even like?

You're a complete hypocrite.
I’m enjoying reading this as you unravel your emotions all over this thread. Seems that you are the one who is not enjoying yourself so why are you even here? Did I hit a nerve, do you resent the amount of time your OH spends watching sport and you pretend to grin and bear it and say “oh look at me I like sports too”

Why you mad?
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