Football Football Football

Posted on November 15, 2008 by pacificyorkshirebird

You already know my feelings about the great British pub and the football that we watch in the pubs.   What about this seemingly never ending football season?  Forget Premiership, Coca Cola Championship and several other tiers of football leagues.  When there is a break in league play we get Carling Cup, European Cup, World Cup, national games, and friendlies - there must be more.  So even though July and August are “the off season,” football seems to go on all year long.  Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays.

“It will never be finally decided who has won the football” Mitchell and Webb - worth watching.

And fantasy leagues?  One must know every goal scorer of every match.  So supporting one team is not enough.  We must watch Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2.

My favourite part (and I’m serious about this) is after you watch Match of the Day or the Saturday Soccer Report – or whatever that Sky show is where you watch all the commentators watching football on their little screens with earphones and microphones attached to their heads.  After all the excitement in their voices and faces and the continuously raised blood pressure… the league tables come up on the screen to overview all the results of the day.  The man who reads out all the scores has the most monotone, unexcited voice.  I can’t get over the extreme excitement followed by the most uninterested voice ever to read football scores.  I giggle every time.  :)

Here’s a funny male perspective on discovering the delights in sharing the British football pub experience.

Happy Soccer Saturday!!

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  5. peacefulyorkshire November 17, 2008 at 10:35 am

    You are so right on, honey, about football….
    And for that voice that reads the scores, could he GET any more monotone??
    Mr. Chill likes to hear the scores every Saturday and there is no escaping… its not only on the TV, its on the RADIO and then on teletext for later!!!
    Apparently that guy has been reading the scores for ages…so don’ think he will be replaced soon haha.

  6. yankeebean November 15, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    YES! Why do they call it football season when there is ALWAYS football on. Back when I had a roommate that liked the football (luckily, Mr Nice Guy doesn’t watch it), my heart would sink when I’d get home and he’d have ‘the footie’ on. I knew it was the end of my living room time for the evening…

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