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    Origin of soccer

    Was watching the History channel last and learned a little about the game of footie. Somebody tell me if any of the below are false:

    1. Soccer first appeared in China
    2. Soccer in present form is British influece.
    3. Rugby was born out of a difference of opinion on whether
    the hands should be used.
    4. Footie without hands is attributed to the Aristocrat class.
    5. Some guy named Artur is the best ever ... better than Pele even.
    6. Germany's win of the 1954 World Cup was first instance of equipment
    making a difference over talent. Because of man who came up with
    the Adidas brand.

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    Some daft english cnut dropped a rugby ball and started kicking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Was watching the History channel last and learned a little about the game of footie. Somebody tell me if any of the below are false:

    1. Soccer first appeared in China
    2. Soccer in present form is British influece.
    3. Rugby was born out of a difference of opinion on whether
    the hands should be used.
    4. Footie without hands is attributed to the Aristocrat class.
    5. Some guy named Artur is the best ever ... better than Pele even.
    6. Germany's win of the 1954 World Cup was first instance of equipment
    making a difference over talent. Because of man who came up with
    the Adidas brand.
    Thought it has something to do with some old King of theirs throwing scraps out the window (winder for Billy) and them fighting for for the biggest piece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Some daft english cnut dropped a rugby ball and started kicking it.
    And some big old American saw him do it. Added pads, helmets, and throwing the damn ball as well. Actually the throwing did not really start until Knute Rockne at Notre Dame University.

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    1. Soccer first appeared in China

    Soccer evolved independently all over the world, but the earliest found so far is in China.

    2. Soccer in present form is British influece.

    English, yes.

    3. Rugby was born out of a difference of opinion on whether
    the hands should be used.


    Probably, yes. But most 'experts' agree that it wasn't young William Webb Ellis who took the ball in his arms and ran while playing Rugby School's already distinctive version of football.

    4. Footie without hands is attributed to the Aristocrat class.

    Chav class I reckon.

    5. Some guy named Artur is the best ever ... better than Pele even.

    Never heard of him. Pele is/was the best.

    6. Germany's win of the 1954 World Cup was first instance of equipment
    making a difference over talent. Because of man who came up with
    the Adidas brand.


    A bit before my time, but I heard something similar.

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    the show
    which was very interesting
    claimed artur friedenreich was the best ever, substantiated by stats

    of course we all know it was kenny dalglish

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    umm - who cares - its not a real game isit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented
    the show
    which was very interesting
    claimed artur friedenreich was the best ever, substantiated by stats

    of course we all know it was kenny dalglish
    Yeah, that was the same show. They said the guy had to use hair straightener to appear not to be black.

    The show claimed it was this guy Artur who really popularized the sport with his unheard of ability and then the advertising machine of Manchester United that really brought the sport where it is today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    The show claimed it was this guy Artur who really popularized the sport with his unheard of ability and then the advertising machine of Manchester United that really brought the sport where it is today.
    and the class of Man U.

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    I'll kick yer arse into th Fok Off Thread, NickA me old mukka

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    first time ive seen the words
    United

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    class

    appear without no fucking... in front of them

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    Here is an interesting post I found on what Americans think of soccer:


    "Put quite simply, if there were a competition for the "most boring, least action packed sport on Earth," soccer would be a strong contender for the crown. I mean, almost every sport you can imagine has more going on than soccer. Baseball, golf, cricket, WNBA basketball, slow pitch softball, ping pong, freeze tag, foosball, you name it, it's all a thrill-a-minute rocket ride down the side of Mt. Everest compared to footie.

    Soccer is like watching the "Blair Witch Project" for the sixth time, counting grains of sand on the beach, or trying to sing every verse of "37,000 bottles of beer on the wall". How all of these "soccer hooligans" can stay awake through an entire game, much less muster the energy to riot afterwards, is beyond me.

    Moreover, soccer is such a tedious "slug race on a sheet of flypaper" sport, that the only enjoyment most Americans get out of it is knowing that when we win, the fact that we don't care is like a shiv to the heart of soccer fans from whiny, ungrateful, countries around the world who complain incessantly about our country." (Michael Mandelbaum)

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    This is what the rest of the world thinks about American Football.

    'Shit'

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    Americans think?
    joking sinbad, steady on boy

    no you must admit, american sports and fucking shit in general

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented
    Americans think?
    joking sinbad, steady on boy

    no you must admit, american sports and fucking shit in general
    Actually, this is what the rest of the world think of American Sport.

    'shit'






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    Aw shucks fellas ... you're making this awful personal now aintcha ? I always get confused when Aussies & Brits start speaking for the whole world ya know ? I'll grantcha the whole world doesn't love seppo football (cept at SB time) but you cannot say the world doesn't like basketball and baseball ... it just ain't true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Aw shucks fellas ... you're making this awful personal now aintcha ? I always get confused when Aussies & Brits start speaking for the whole world ya know ? I'll grantcha the whole world doesn't love seppo football (cept at SB time) but you cannot say the world doesn't like basketball and baseball ... it just ain't true
    Who is the Aussie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
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    I could go on
    oh go on! tell us how you really feel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Aw shucks fellas ... you're making this awful personal now aintcha ? I always get confused when Aussies & Brits start speaking for the whole world ya know ? I'll grantcha the whole world doesn't love seppo football (cept at SB time) but you cannot say the world doesn't like basketball and baseball ... it just ain't true
    fair comment - ok I aint speeking for the whole world here...

    but isnt baseball declining in popularity even in the US ??

    or is that a misconception?

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    Willy, check out the list on the new thread I started about world sports.

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    ^ or you could just briefly answer the question..... :P

    no - it was a serious comment, i actually like basketball.

    but i remember reading something or watching a show that was saying baseball was declining for these different reasons and american kids are turnign to all the other sports etc

    partially because of the players strikes and so on....

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    www.jesusandtheworldcup.com well you made a bit o' money off of me. I followed this link from your Google thing and have since found Jesus. I'm taking Iran to win it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    ^ or you could just briefly answer the question..... :P

    no - it was a serious comment, i actually like basketball.

    but i remember reading something or watching a show that was saying baseball was declining for these different reasons and american kids are turnign to all the other sports etc

    partially because of the players strikes and so on....
    Player strikes and no more M Jordan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    ^ or you could just briefly answer the question..... :P

    no - it was a serious comment, i actually like basketball.

    but i remember reading something or watching a show that was saying baseball was declining for these different reasons and american kids are turnign to all the other sports etc

    partially because of the players strikes and so on....
    You read that sort of thing from time to time. But I don't believe it to be true at all. Baseball at the Pee Wee, High, School, college and professional ranks is just about the same as it has been for the last 3 decades.

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