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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 06 Sep 23 11.41am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


Apart from seeing Palace win what enjoyment do you get from the game in general?
For me the answer is not much. Leaving aside the theatrics, big teams rotational fouling, diving, time wasting etc, which make it actively unenjoyable.

1. VAR presents problems, interrupts the flow of the game and makes some baffling decisions.
2. I have no idea how the offside law works anymore.
3. I'm not remotely interested in inverted false high pressing zonal Christmas trees or whatever the pundits Witter on about.
4. Endless side to side passing bores the crust off of me.

After well over fifty years of watching it I have an Eight year olds appreciation of football. I like things like an exciting bit of skill, a screaming volley or a great save but really not much else.
What keeps you watching?

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 06 Sep 23 12.03pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Is heroin addiction enjoyable, I doubt it.

Football had me by the b****s at aged 5 and has never let go, all those things you mention just make it worse.

There can't really be anything that hasn't been done already, an Eze wonder goal perhaps.

'Football isn't a religion, it's far more important than that'.

Bill Shankly.



Edited by steeleye20 (06 Sep 2023 12.05pm)

 

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View Runningman's Profile Runningman Flag Keston 06 Sep 23 12.18pm Send a Private Message to Runningman Add Runningman as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle


Apart from seeing Palace win what enjoyment do you get from the game in general?
For me the answer is not much. Leaving aside the theatrics, big teams rotational fouling, diving, time wasting etc, which make it actively unenjoyable.

1. VAR presents problems, interrupts the flow of the game and makes some baffling decisions.
2. I have no idea how the offside law works anymore.
3. I'm not remotely interested in inverted false high pressing zonal Christmas trees or whatever the pundits Witter on about.
4. Endless side to side passing bores the crust off of me.

After well over fifty years of watching it I have an Eight year olds appreciation of football. I like things like an exciting bit of skill, a screaming volley or a great save but really not much else.
What keeps you watching?

As above but would include
5. The ĎChampions Leagueí. Have no interest whatsoever

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 06 Sep 23 12.31pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I think quite simply you just canít beat that feeling when your team scores or when I was playing scoring a goal myself. Especially as palace fans our goals are a bit more few and far between. Some Man.City fans look almost bored these days when they score.

Nearly 50 years ago when I first started going Iíve never forgotten that feeling in my first few games against the likes of Rotherham, Mansfield and Hereford of seeing my team score LIVE, it was only 3rd division, but that buzz has carried on through my life. Even if itís a scrappy own goal at home to say Grimsby on a cold Tuesday night or a scrappy 1-0 Pulis or Roy win of a few years ago, I might not throw myself about like a silly sod now, but that feeling is still there to this day.

 

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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 06 Sep 23 12.44pm Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

I like being around other palace fans win loose or draw. Even if we loose I'm on the train back with other palace supporters it softens the blow as we are all miserable.

It's a we are all in this together vibe. I live abroad and I appreciate every game I get too even more than when I was living in London.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 06 Sep 23 12.45pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

I think quite simply you just canít beat that feeling when your team scores or when I was playing scoring a goal myself. Especially as palace fans our goals are a bit more few and far between. Some Man.City fans look almost bored these days when they score.

Nearly 50 years ago when I first started going Iíve never forgotten that feeling in my first few games against the likes of Rotherham, Mansfield and Hereford of seeing my team score LIVE, it was only 3rd division, but that buzz has carried on through my life. Even if itís a scrappy own goal at home to say Grimsby on a cold Tuesday night or a scrappy 1-0 Pulis or Roy win of a few years ago, I might not throw myself about like a silly sod now, but that feeling is still there to this day.

Yes, I feel the same but what about the non-Palace game in general?

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 06 Sep 23 2.27pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Not really enjoyment but I use it to have some barometer for time in life. The summer can be troubling when no tournament occurs but otherwise it keeps me aware and in context.

More to the point it is a distraction from the mundanity of life and a hobby isn't it? I enjoy the game itself, playing it when I can, experience the whole gamut of possible emotions when watching football (joy, despair, happiness, sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, relief etc.), you get kinship from it, subject matter to talk about, a social outlet and more.

All jokes aside, I do often wonder (especially with blokes) how people keep any semblance of sanity without it?

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 06 Sep 23 2.40pm Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

It was never about liking football it was about having a day out with your mates and later with my sons , going on the football special having a beer or two , cheering and hoping you would win the game which always made the journey home that much better .
Going to Selhurst on a Saturday was special , a Tuesday night even more so ,the smell of onions and pipe tabbacco ,peanuts fora sixpence and all that .
But yes I never really liked football , I loved it .

There came a time just a season before we were promoted that I realised I didn't like the modern game of all seated stadiums endless sideways and back passing described above and I had been going to matches out of habit . It was time to have a break .

So my premier league years with Palace have been without my cherished season ticket , I go when I feel like it when we play on Saturday afternoon but its not for the football on offer but then it hasn't been for a long time

 


And we still need a striker

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Sep 23 2.49pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Is heroin addiction enjoyable, I doubt it.

Football had me by the b****s at aged 5 and has never let go, all those things you mention just make it worse.


Edited by steeleye20 (06 Sep 2023 12.05pm)

need to go Cold Turkey ? watch some Internationals...especially the Friendly games. Like giving Anti-booze to a whiskey head.

 


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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 06 Sep 23 3.20pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Yes, I feel the same but what about the non-Palace game in general?

Sorry teddy, I was posting to the title of your thread, I shouldíve read the post properly , I didnít see the Ďapart from palaceí bit

Hmmmm, now I think of it, itís a good question, because outside of palace, Iím struggling, even the great Rangers v Celtic fixture which I love watching has been ruined because of the lack of away fans killing the atmosphere

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 06 Sep 23 4.38pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Nothing

 


Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law.
The key of joy is disobedience.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people
If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.Ē Ė Aleister Crowley quotes

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 06 Sep 23 5.09pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

It's been part of my life for nearly 60 years. You can't beat the sheer joy and elation when Palace win, particularly against a big side or in an important game. I get a buzz for days afterwards.

It is a distraction from the day to day hum drum. I can immerse myself in the drama of the game and for 90 minutes it is the most important thing in my life. It is unpredictable and you never know what course the the story will take and how it will end (unless we are away to Spurs).

I am generally a temperate undemonstrative person, but football gives me an arena in which a to vent my emotions. There is no other area of my life where I shout, swear, curse, gesticulate and, generally lose it, so it is probably therapeutic and good for me.

 

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