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What do you hate about the sport you love?


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So on the radio earlier tonight, this was the topic of the phone in.

What do you hate about the sport you love?

Do you hate the ridiculous build up press conferences to Boxing matches?

Anyway, I was reading this on BBC and (although I don't love football), thought about these sentences

The Mexico international will sign a five-year deal in a move which will cost an initial ?4.7m and could rise to ?8.6m depending on appearances.
And they will get 10% of any fee if he is sold later in his contract.

So I guess my point is - Why should they pay more for him if he plays more matches for them? They should pay a transfer fee and thats it no more.

And why should the 1st team get any of the follow up transfer fee?

And to answer my own topic, I love Rugby League and hate the fact that others hate Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for no apparent reason.

So, whats your sport, and why do you hate it? Or what do you dislike about it?

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I "hate" the foreign players who have come into football and who have changed the English style from an honest game of football, where players get stuck in and don't fall over clutching their face when someone tickles them in the ribs. Football today is a pansy **** take of a game at times these days.

I hate Sky and the fact they think they invented football in 1992.

I hate the way football is massively commericalised which makes it impossible these days to have 45,000 Scousers in Anfield every week.

So I guess my point is - Why should they pay more for him if he plays more matches for them? They should pay a transfer fee and thats it no more.

And why should the 1st team get any of the follow up transfer fee?

The sell on percentage acts as an insurance to both buyer and seller. Spurs agreed to it to keep the price of Dos Santos down, and Barca agreed to it because if Dos Santos turns into a superstar, they will cash in on it in the future (they did develop the player).

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The set of idiots they have commentating on ITV for Formula 1 - but rescue has come as F1 from next year will be on BBC.

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I "hate" the foreign players who have come into football and who have changed the English style from an honest game of football, where players get stuck in and don't fall over clutching their face when someone tickles them in the ribs. Football today is a pansy **** take of a game at times these days.

I hate Sky and the fact they think they invented football in 1992.

I hate the way football is massively commericalised which makes it impossible these days to have 45,000 Scousers in Anfield every week.

The sell on percentage acts as an insurance to both buyer and seller. Spurs agreed to it to keep the price of Dos Santos down, and Barca agreed to it because if Dos Santos turns into a superstar, they will cash in on it in the future (they did develop the player).

Dude your signature is a bit Hypocritical! I have seen Fernando Dive a many few times! I do agree with what your saying and the sad fact is all footballers do it now! even our English players have started doing it!

The one thing I hate the most is Fans that think there team are amazing my dad is the worst! He doesn't support Man U but he loves to watch them, when we got kicked out of the world cup (Ronaldo) he slatted him and said he was the work player for Diving etc. in the world, as soon as the Premier League Kicked off from second 1 he said Ronaldo is the Best player in the world!

I support Villa and I admit when our players mess about and I think we have some Dirty players we could do with getting rid of but if I have an opinion unless there's a good reason i don't change it!

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There's nothing I hate about hockey. Not a single thing. It's only unfortunate that the stereotype of "a hockey game breaking out in the middle of a boxing match" is still sticking with it. It's such an awesome sport, but nobody gives it the time of day because they think it's a bunch of fighting.

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That is not the stigma behind hockey anymore, really. Hockey just isn't appealing to most Americans and it has turned into a mostly Canadian/European sport over the past years. What really killed hockey in the US was the year they had a strike or whatever it was called when they didn't play a full season.

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That is not the stigma behind hockey anymore, really. Hockey just isn't appealing to most Americans and it has turned into a mostly Canadian/European sport over the past years. What really killed hockey in the US was the year they had a strike or whatever it was called when they didn't play a full season.

Most people I talk to that don't watch it say they don't because of the fighting.

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Yea, but what is the sample size? I mean, you may know 7 people that say that but there are 350 million Americans, see what I am saying? I used to love hockey and I used to follow the Rangers with a passion but once they had that labor strike (or whatever strike they had), I just lost my love for it and I cannot follow it. Granted, I have gone and watch a few games in person but that is because I got free tickets or my girl wanted to go so I bought some tickets.

Hockey isn't covered by many stations anymore and no one wants to show the games either, that is why the Versus channel were giving all the games instead of the likes of Fox. The major stations do not see anything in hockey and that is because Americans aren't watching it. I still remember when Fox used to give a hockey game every Saturday afternoon on TV but they do not anymore.

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Dude your signature is a bit Hypocritical! I have seen Fernando Dive a many few times! I do agree with what your saying and the sad fact is all footballers do it now! even our English players have started doing it!

The one thing I hate the most is Fans that think there team are amazing my dad is the worst! He doesn't support Man U but he loves to watch them, when we got kicked out of the world cup (Ronaldo) he slatted him and said he was the work player for Diving etc. in the world, as soon as the Premier League Kicked off from second 1 he said Ronaldo is the Best player in the world!

I support Villa and I admit when our players mess about and I think we have some Dirty players we could do with getting rid of but if I have an opinion unless there's a good reason i don't change it!

Well, Fernando does "dive" sometimes, but he is not a pure diver. He can go down a bit easily on those rare occassions but he doesn't really appeal loads for a foul or a penalty. You are right though, even the English players do it; just look at Steven Gerrard.

In the last year or so Gerrard came out saying he cannot stand people who dive, and if any of his team mates did it, he would lay into them. Torres likewise said in an interview that if he dived, Gerrard would not have it. Strange.

Remember Rivaldo at the 2002 World Cup? Someone passed the ball to him for a corner and it hit him in the shin quite lightly, and then he went down like a sack of crap clutching his face!

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I love Rugby Union, Cricket and Football and it's always the same thing that gets me going: Crappy Refs and Umpires. The other thing that I hate about Football is the BS theatrics by the players when they go down, you would swear that they have lost a limb the way they carry on sometimes! Also the jostling, swearing and shouting at the officials. This sort of behaviour should be analyzed on video and the offenders given hefty suspensions and fines.

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i love tennis i really do but i hate that at one time my favorite player will get older and won't be able to maintain his ranking. it was first with agassi and now i am afraid federer is going through this stage :(

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Hmmm... One thing that comes to mind is how in football (soccer to some), players go down and act like they're in agony over the slightest bump. Hell, if Australians can play their version of football and get up afterward, you can take a God damn bump.

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