Have you missed football?

Have you missed football?

  • Yes

    Votes: 97 24.0%
  • Yes but not Spurs

    Votes: 77 19.0%
  • No

    Votes: 231 57.0%

  • Total voters
    405

Yid-ol

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I think a lot will depend on if you can change your habits.

I organise a Sunday football group and we go to the pub after and watch the 4pm game. My interest can wane in time but to stop watching would end a large part of my social life.
Will all depend on if you can get back in the pub for when the games are on.
 

Yid-ol

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I can say with all certainty that unless humanity is ended then pubs will at some point reopen.
They will, just depends on if it's in time for football on TV. Would make sense to do that as will bring in a lot of people to watch the games.
 

homer hotspur

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They will, just depends on if it's in time for football on TV. Would make sense to do that as will bring in a lot of people to watch the games.
Uhm, not sure this does make sense as things stand. Games behind closed doors and televised to avoid crowds, not to then pack into pubs to watch on tv.
 

Yid-ol

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Uhm, not sure this does make sense as things stand. Games behind closed doors and televised to avoid crowds, not to then pack into pubs to watch on tv.
60k people at a ground or 50 - 100 people on a bar? If they can implement social distancing also. Size difference is quite vast.
 

McFlash

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I'm still massively shocked that on a football forum, more than 50% of people aren't missing football.

I know there's other shit to be concerned about at the moment but... Really?!
 

nailsy

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60k people at a ground or 50 - 100 people on a bar? If they can implement social distancing also. Size difference is quite vast.
The didn't want people watching games inside pubs before the lockdown, they definitely won't want it now.
 
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riggi

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I'm still massively shocked that on a football forum, more than 50% of people aren't missing football.

I know there's other shit to be concerned about at the moment but... Really?!
It’s all bollocks mate. The soul got ripped out years ago. Many still only watch as it’s a family obligation. Bit like seeing family at Christmas.
 

McFlash

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It’s all bollocks mate. The soul got ripped out years ago. Many still only watch as it’s a family obligation. Bit like seeing family at Christmas.
That's true I suppose, to some extent but I still love watching the game. Football and cricket and I'm a happy man... Well, as long as I've got a beer in my hand.
Once the game kicks off, you can forget all the bollocks and lose yourself in the passion.
 

DanielJohnCosta

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the depression in this forum stinks.
how can you not miss the game? the club?
why did half of you even bother following the sport before the virus?
 

soflapaul

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Has anyone been on other clubs forums or Other spurs forums? Is the sentiment there pretty much the same? If it is, football could have a pretty big problem.
 

Bobbins

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Has anyone been on other clubs forums or Other spurs forums? Is the sentiment there pretty much the same? If it is, football could have a pretty big problem.
Been saying this for a while. It's not just us. I know loads of people who just aren't missing football at all.

This enforced break has given everyone the chance to step back and re-prioritise the things that are really important in their lives. A lot have realised the emotional investment they were putting into a sport was absolutely not worth the returns they were getting, and plenty of people have had to admit that the social side of going to or watching football with family or friends was one of the few real draws left to the game. Of course, in terms of family, new activities have replaced much of the football times by now.

The other part is that with the whole furlough/PFA/wages debacle, plenty of people have finally woken up, or had to admit to themselves, just how tasteless the levels of money flowing around the game really are. We all know footballers get paid ridiculous amounts but COVID has finally given that excess some real social context and it stinks.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be surprised if everything goes back to "normal" eventually, and we're all back on here complaining again in no time and demanding Levy pay someone £500k a week just to get them in, but for me, I don't think it will. I was already pretty out of love with the game already and this has just confirmed it all for me. I have absolutely no desire or excitement about the prospect of watching Spurs or anyone else play football.

What are we now, ten weeks in? Don't miss it one little bit. I don't miss Spurs, I don't miss football, I don't miss other ****y fans and their worthless, wind-up "banter", I don't miss legions of foreign nobodies who've never been to England declaring loudly on social media that Spurs have never won a trophy because "Abdul6969" knows absolutely fuck all about the game, I don't miss Carragher spitting at children, I don't miss Neville talking like he's the only man on earth with an opinion, I don't miss Redknapp trying to convince our best players to leave, I don't miss watching us play shite football with players who look like they have absolutely zero confidence or ability, I don't miss Sky Sports hyping everything up to the point that Burnley vs Villa becomes SUPER SUNDAY GODLIKE CLASH OF THE AGES, I don't miss BT Sport stealing all free-to-air European football away from everyone and then claiming they're helping fans, I don't miss the football packages being divided up into smaller and smaller lots with 58 different subscriptions required to watch it all, I don't miss Souness looking like he wants to kill himself every weekend despite the fact he gets paid millions to do literally fuck all, I don't miss MOTD and their little in-jokes which aren't funny. I do miss Ian Wright, of all things. Ian Wright doing studio punditry at an international tournament when he's had a couple too many round the pool in the daytime and gets the giggles. Love him.

I also don't miss, and take perverse delight in the lack of, F1, a sport I've always followed. Another one where the money is just leaving a nasty taste in the mouth these days. Would be happy if it never came back.

What I do miss is going to watch my local county cricket club, Kent. Now that's a good afternoon/evening out, especially with a couple of mates when the Spitfire is flowing and the burgers are cooking up. In fact I think cricket is the only sport I'm really missing, partly because I associate it so much with this time of year when things are warming up and summer is coming.
 
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McFlash

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Been saying this for a while. It's not just us. I know loads of people who just aren't missing football at all.

This enforced break has given everyone the chance to step back and re-prioritise the things that are really important in their lives. A lot have realised the emotional investment they were putting into a sport was absolutely not worth the returns they were getting, and plenty of people have had to admit that the social side of going to or watching football with family or friends was one of the few real draws left to the game. Of course, in terms of family, new activities have replaced much of the football times by now.

The other part is that with the whole furlough/PFA/wages debacle, plenty of people have finally woken up, or had to admit to themselves, just how tasteless the levels of money flowing around the game really are. We all know footballers get paid ridiculous amounts but COVID has finally given that excess some real social context and it stinks.

What are we now, ten weeks in? Don't miss it one little bit. I also don't miss, and take perverse delight in the lack of, F1, a sport I've always followed. Another one where the money is just leaving a nasty taste in the mouth these days. Would be happy if it never came back.

What I do miss is going to watch my local county cricket club, Kent. Now that's a good afternoon/evening out, especially with a couple of mates when the Spitfire is flowing and the burgers are cooking up. In fact I think cricket is the only sport I'm really missing, partly because I associate it so much with this time of year when things are warming up and summer is coming.
I'm certainly with you on the cricket front. All three of my kids play, with training on a Friday evening at the club with a bbq and beers, followed by games on a Sunday and some week day evenings.
Really missing that. Sitting in the sun with a cold brewski, getting far too emotionally involved in children's cricket.
 

kthwlsn

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It’s back. Kick off in Germany. HERE WE GO!!!! WHO’S WITH ME?!?!






(crickets)
(And not the kind you guys like to watch)
 

scat1620

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how can you not miss the game? the club?
Because some time away from both has given me a unique pause to reflect what I really got out of following football and Spurs, and in my case the answer came back as "less than the emotional investment I put in". That came as a surprise to me.

why did half of you even bother following the sport before the virus?
Better question. :playful:

EDIT - just scrolled down and read @Bobbins' excellent post below the quoted post above. Says everything I would have meant to say and then some, expressed better than I would have done. Fucking nailed it.
 

Marty

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why did half of you even bother following the sport before the virus?
I would give up Spurs long before I'd give up football altogether.

I'll never give up grassroots games, (hopefully) taking my son to practice and games when he's old enough to play for a team, having a kick about with mates, following football as a whole regardless of teams and level and be able to enjoy a match for what it is.

But if Spurs were taken over by Saudis, if Spurs joined a Super League, if the club became so removed from reality or morally reprehensible I would have no problems giving it up. Football has always meant more to me than just my support of one club.
 
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