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Another soccer thread: are soccerplayers even more 'girlish' these days? (Read 962 times)

Offline gyzzzmo

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First thing i have to make clear; i dont really like soccer much, its just too boring for me.
But i happened to do some hiking in the northwestern highlands of Scotland and ended up celebrating my achievement in pubs in Inverness and Edinburgh where ofcourse were alot of televisions with World Championship Soccer on it.

What i noticed is that there seems to be even less actual playing time these days, because those soccer whips are laying down on the grass most of the time, grabbing body parts and crying in disbelief.
No doubt theyre all athletic, earn quite a bit of money and have pretty girlfriends, but that behaviour is far from 'cool' and heroic, as (as far i know) the manly soccer player should be behaving.

So... is there a cultural change going on, or does soccer actually encourage the growth of an uterus?

PS after the matches i went to a pub with live scottish folk-music: singing, guitar, mandolin and violin. Everybody should go to Edingburgh once in his life!
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The amount of cheating is destroying the game. It used to be a game for men, but now it is infested with diving cheats and non stop "claims", referee chasing and rolling around on the grass playing injured.

Hiking around North West Scotland is far better than watching that crap. Hope you went to Sandwood Bay.

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The amount of cheating is destroying the game. It used to be a game for men, but now it is infested with diving cheats and non stop "claims", referee chasing and rolling around on the grass playing injured.

Hiking around North West Scotland is far better than watching that crap. Hope you went to Sandwood Bay.

Thal

Yep, sandwood bay and cape wrath afterwards. But if people arent into the hiking thing, Durness has a beautifull beach too!

Oh and Thal, i do finally start to understand your love for the mandoline ;)
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Yep, sandwood bay and cape wrath afterwards.

Possibly my favourite part of the World, albeit the last time I walked to Sandwood Bay, the erosion was very bad.

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Possibly my favourite part of the World, albeit the last time I walked to Sandwood Bay, the erosion was very bad.

Thal

You're not a munro'ist arent you? ;)
The strange thing about the northwestern highlands is that they are indeed really beautiful (although i sometimes kinda cursed all the soggy soil/mazes i had to hike through), but its all supposed to be filled with trees instead of all the barren grassy land with water and stones it currently is.
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You're not a munro'ist arent you? ;)

Well, I have done 8. I think the chances of completing them is rather small.

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Well, I have done 8. I think the chances of completing them is rather small.

Thal

In my (rather long) bus tour from Durness to Inverness there was a 67 year old guy who only had to do 2 more, wich were in the planning for next year. So maybe there's hope for you too!

I prefer to climb a mountain for a nice view instead of 'having beaten it', i doubt the mountain has much of an opinion of me.
I think the whole munro thing is a bit silly, me and my girlfriend climbed a couple of mountains on our hike wich were all just under the munro-required height, but they started only like 100-200m above sea level.
But i'm probably missing the point ;)

Gyzz

PS i actually told my girlfriend about this bearded fellow on the pianoforum.net who liked the banjo so much, when listening to live folk music in a pub in edinburgh. I wondered if the bearded guy playing the banjo there also regularly visited pianoforum.....
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Offline thalbergmad

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I think the whole munro thing is a bit silly

It is really. Some mountains over the 3,000 foot mark are incredibly boring whilst many under are the reverse.

Stac Polly is only just over 2,000ft, but it is a delightful scramble with an incredible view. Cairngorm on the other hand, climbed from the Ski Centre car park is just a boring hump and so is Ben Nevis if climbed via the "tourist" track.

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PS i actually told my girlfriend about this bearded fellow on the pianoforum.net who liked the banjo so much, when listening to live folk music in a pub in edinburgh.

He is almost certainly playing the tenor banjo whilst I play the plectrum.

I bet he is a member of banjo hangout.

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It is really. Some mountains over the 3,000 foot mark are incredibly boring whilst many under are the reverse.

Stac Polly is only just over 2,000ft, but it is a delightful scramble with an incredible view. Cairngorm on the other hand, climbed from the Ski Centre car park is just a boring hump and so is Ben Nevis if climbed via the "tourist" track.

Thal

The possibility of all seeing those people climbing a mountain in a country where i planned to enjoy the lack of them, was reason enough to avoid those when making our hiking route.
Oh and a correction, the man in the bus wasnt 67, but 76.....

Gyzzz
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