Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Feminist's guide to Footie.

Say goodbye to peaceful weekends from now on.

The madness starts again on Saturday. Mood swings, anguish, howling, tantrums and self medication are predicted.

To kick off the season we have -

Everton v Blackburn Rovers

I hope for a draw.

Malc was puzzled by the fact that I'm an Everton fan. You may recall that I never missed a home game at Ewood Park during my formative years. I loved Blackburn Rovers with a consuming passion

However, most women grow to support teams for diplomatic reasons. Each day you hear your significant other banging on and on and on about signings and fitness tests and managers trading players like the wife in the 'Mayor of Casterbridge'.

Eventually you become converted.

I'm not proud of it.

My Scouse friend Carolyn was a Koppite who married a Manchester bloke. Within months she was supporting United.

Now I could never do that.




Blogger Dave said...

It's still the cricket season as far as I'm concerned.

7:51 am  
Blogger Murph said...

I must be the first dog to notice Everton's usual score incorporated into their motto. Probably.

8:13 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

When did the footballers take over the month of August?
Mind you the weather's more footballish.

As you noticed that - I presume you are a fan of the Rovers.
Rather appropriate for a dog eh?

9:15 am  
Blogger garfer said...

Everton aren't worth toffee (geddit?)

I prefer croquet personally.

9:56 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I bet you play with a toffee hammer.

10:02 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Yes, I am looking forward to keeping a tally of how often Clive Tyldesley says "ironically" when he means "coincidentally". Alas, I worship at the altar of Murdoch. All of the sports are better (and obviously there is more coverage) on Sky. There. I've said it. I'm not proud.

10:15 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Not proud?

Never mind - I bet Clive Tyldesley reads The Sun.

10:34 am  
Blogger MJ said...

I love watching footie, especially the wardrobe malfunctions.

1:27 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

At least Betty didn't have to change anything when she nailed her colours to the Hammers' mast.

Maybe Thierry will buy the flat next to yours and there'll be ample opportunity to borrow a tasse de sucre.

1:37 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

That was no malfunction - that was just showing off!

Yes - At least Everton and Rovers are both blue.

If I was your girlfriend we could be the 'Toffee Hammers'.
(Sorry Betty)

4:57 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I would support anything with that hunk of man meat in it. With or without the shiney suit.


5:38 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Oh and I supported Arsenal for a couple of years because I realised they had some pretty players.

Apparently their supporters are skinheads though. How about that.

5:39 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Bring back the 70s and tight, little football shorts.

8:32 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I think it's compulsory for football players to wear suits like that.

Did you enjoy those lovely Renault ads? VaVaVOOM.

Thierry's a bit of a skinhead (or slaphead) these days.

Behave woman - you're nearly as bad as Pete.

9:10 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I have never seen the Renault ads. I think that's an English campaign.

9:49 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

Oooooh, get you with the 'it all starts this weekend' stuff. Us mere mortals have had several days suffering already. . . that thrilling 2-2 draw at Plymouth, the extra-time nail-biter in the League Cup against (ahem) Accrington - dear God, I'm counting the days 'til May already.

Sadly, I'm a bloke and there's no diplomatic support here. You make your choice sometime between the ages of four and eight and you're stuck with it.

10:07 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

It's on U tube. I tried to do a link but it won't work.

And 'Wanderers' still means Bolton to me.

How did I get so entrenched in Premiership speak?

Accrington - A legend - you should be proud to play on the same pitch.

10:47 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

I think it was a bit presumptuous of Geoff to say that I'd "nailed my colours to the Hammers' mast". Just because I listen to his worries about whether Dean Ashton is going to move to Spurs/Newcastle/Plymouth Argyle with a sympathetic ear doesn't mean I'm a West Ham fanatic.

11:17 am  
Blogger tony said...

Yes,KAZ, I can tell by my site-meter that the season is starting.lots of very confused everton supporters are coming to my blog expecting news & analysis!

12:08 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Thierry is far to stylish for the oiks at Man U, so you're probably safe.

3:53 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Thierry is very VAVAVOOM!

Nice! Thanks, I must now go buy a poor French car.

That guy could persuade anyone that a Trabant is top notch quality.


4:59 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

We should be given an Oscar for our 'sympathetic ear'.
Trouble is - we are so convincing we eventually convince ourselves as well as the presumptious blokes.

Ha Ha!
OK - I'll confess that I came there myself long before we met at Infomaniac.

It looks like Fergie is about to sign Bulgarian Berbatov for a mere £28million.
So Thierry will not be my neighbour after all.

When I first saw this advert I didn't even know he was a footballer.

I just fell in love.

6:27 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I can understand that.


6:59 pm  
Blogger Beth said...

What Malc said!

(substituting Scunthorpe for Plymouth and Chester for Accrington...and leaving out the extra time thing...)

12:36 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I saw him first.

Two convincing wins - Billy Bremner would be proud.

4:38 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

He's all yours.

I've got my eye on a few swimmers and divers.

7:32 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

As you know I like wild fowl myself.

4:26 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

I don't know one end of a football racquet from another.

11:51 am  
Blogger Malc said...

I consulted Mrs Malc on this one and she is, I suppose, the exception that proves the rule (whatever that's meant to mean). She hates the occasionally beautiful game, but - when pressed on the issue - said that if her life (or last bar of chocolate) depended on it she'd choose her youngest son's team - West Brom!

I'm consulting solicitors as we speak.

2:53 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I think you'd better stick to croquet.

Oh NO!
I didn't want to start a marital tiff!
Love the new avatar.

7:55 pm  

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