OT: Association Football Mk:2 - The Ultras Edition

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  1. phantom eel

    phantom eel First Grade

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    So Sydney FC fans didn't stage a walk out part way through the game, and abandon the team they support in making their point?

    That's a strategy the Wanderers fans/RBB would be wise to consider - instead of staging a pointless walkout and annoying their players (or player, as Twizzle would have you believe there is only one bloke who feels that way).
     
  2. phantom eel

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    And meanwhile... it looks like someone here has their hat on again...

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    Mmmmmmm.
     
  3. phantom eel

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    Bolded for truth.... :sarcasm:
     
  4. Gary Gutful

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    Agreed. To some extent I can understand why the fans are so frustrated and why they would do what they are doing. However, it isn't helping the game that they love.

    Rightly or wrongly Football has a reputation issue at the moment. The only way that the FFA can turn this around is to show some leadership and openly acknowledge and address some of the bad sentiment that exists. A relentlessly positive communications campaign wouldn't go astray either.
     
  5. phantom eel

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    Some of the Wanderers fans are openly discussing on forums the option to boycott finals matches :crazy:. Assuming the Wanderers make it to finals this year, how would totally aboandoning support for your team - worse than through staging a walk out - help things at all?

    Ooh, the FFA have a bad gate at one of their finals games, so that will suddenly force them to do what exactly? The issue is with those fans (and large percentage among these of Wanderers fans) who have done things that have been deemed ban-worthy in the first place.

    Fans who find themselves on a ban list have always had the right of appeal through their club (despite the Wanderers letter trumpeting support for wronged fans, that should already have been in place), and if they can't muster evidence against the allegation that led to the banning, they don't deserve to be excused - it is in a venue (and its hirers') rights to refuse entry as they deem fit, and has been in the small print of the back of ticketek tickets since last century :lol:.

    The process in place is already better than for people who are randomly denied entry to pubs and clubs based on the feeling of the bouncer on the night... what is it that the protesting fans want, other than an ego boost for their fragile, pack mentaility self esteeem? :sarcasm:
     
  6. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    talking to yourself Bart ?

    seriously ?

    you seem to think being asked to substantiate an allegation is the same as someone disagreeing with you
     
  7. phantom eel

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    You seem to have mistaken my digs at your internet pedantry as an indicate that I care either way? :lol:

    Since you seem to have nothing better to do that dispute that a Wanderer's player's sanctioned media rounds might be a valid window into sentiment of the playing group, here's a Victory player's simalar message regarding the futility of fans staging a mid-match walk out over these "issues":

    http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2015/11/25/its-them-fan-walkout-khalfallah-0

    Yes, it's not a second Wanderers player to "substantiate" your "allegation" :roll: ... but one player from each club involved - with no players stating any opposing view - should be enough for most reasonable people to accept the statement that the players don't support the fan walkout?

    But if not, enjoy your continued internet pedantry while evading discussion of the issues raised :cool:
     
  8. Gary Gutful

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    C'mon Bartman. You can find three players!
     
  9. Twizzle

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    Is that why you keep responding to my comments ?
     
  10. Suitman

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    lol.
    You must be getting confused Twiz. Didn't you ask Bart the question, but some other bloke called Phantom Eel actually replied?

    BTW, last night.
    Melbourne City fans.........


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  11. Suitman

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    I thought that's what the protests were about.
    Most of the fans anger is directed at the FFA.
    And, it's fans from EVERY CLUB who are protesting.
    I know that you understand this, but there are some here who believe this is solely a Wanderers issue. lol.


    Suity
     
  12. phantom eel

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    To make digs at your internet pedantry? Why yes, that could be it! :lol:
    Did they walkout half way through?

    So how did the Wanderers fans' walkout "protest" go?

    Hitting the FFA where it hurts :sarcasm:? Sticking it to the man? (The same man keeps the whole code afloat in the first place?)
     
  13. phantom eel

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    Stumbled on a news article...

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...-peaceful-affair/story-fni0cx12-1227627334628

    Mmmmmmm.
     
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    I'd say they'll be better behaved now their team is winning again.
     
  15. Gary Gutful

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    A bit like this forum.
     
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    This place was a joyous place to be in that run in 2009, even Bart seemed like he was getting some.
     
  17. Suitman

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    They were actually worse behaved when they were winning before.
    One thing is for sure though, ESFC fans are quieter since the Wanderers have been winning again.

    Suity
     
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    Who are ESFC ?
     
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