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British men..... :?

Postby dot dot dot » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 12:43 pm

What is it with you British men.... :o


British men love football twice as much as their women: study
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 (EST)


British men show far more loyalty, commitment and self-sacrifice towards their favourite football team than towards their partners, a study showed.


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English football fans in London
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LONDON (AFP) - Some 94 percent said they would never stop loving their team no matter how bad they were while 52 percent would gladly ditch a relationship that was not going well, the survey of approximately 2,000 men across Britain found.

Psychologist Aric Sigman said: "If men showed the same fidelity, commitment, self-sacrifice and honesty toward their partners, the divorce rate would halve overnight.

"In an age where politicians' loyalties are seen as chameleonic, where jobs and relationships come and go, loyalty is now reserved for something men feel they can actually believe in: football.

"Perhaps this undying loyalty for a football team shows how qualities such as integrity and devotion are at a premium nowadays."

A quarter of men admitted they would miss a family funeral to watch a game.

The research also discovered that a majority of Englishmen surveyed (59 percent) said football gave them a sense of national pride, while a majority of Scotsmen (55 percent) said it gave them a sense of national embarrassment.

The study also found that football provided a way for men to show emotion.

Nearly two-fifths (39 percent) admitted they had cried tears of joy or despair over football, whilst almost a third (32 percent) said it had been crucial in teaching them to bond with other men.

Pollsters TNS Global conducted the research for football World Cup sponsor Duracell.


:D :D :D

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Postby CardZeus » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 1:05 pm

AAhhhh 'The Beautiful Game'... as Bill Shankly once said - "Football is not a matter of life and death - it's much more important than that"
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Postby Ling2 » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 1:28 pm

Thank you Eric :lol:

<making note: not to date british guys> :P

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 4:14 pm

Eric and Ling2, fyi I hate football! Regarding women, either I don't get along too well or they just dont like me. :D :D :P :P

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Postby tiki » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 4:21 pm

Plavt wrote:Eric and Ling2, fyi I hate football! Regarding women, either I don't get alond too well or they just dont like me. :D :D :P :P

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..I think it's the FAs wannabes that have beef with you mate :wink:

You won't lack women company come June....

... 'football widows' a plenty :D
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Postby Saint » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 4:25 pm

Alot of people say that football can't be that important to me as I support Southampton :(

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Postby tiki » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 4:32 pm

You're not alone.

I am a Luton fan, since the days I started collecting those sticker books as a young 'en. :cry:
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Postby Bubbles » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 4:43 pm

British men............aww, they're lovely really.....

Footie or not....

And don't forget Colin Firth is one.....

Or is that just me and my obsession?

Darcy, where are you?

Oh, sorry love, he's cleaning his studs ready to pop down the pitch.....

:shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby dot dot dot » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 5:15 pm

Gotta say I was always impressed with both the accent and the sense of humour of a lot of British guys, as I could never compete with that part of the British gentleman.

But I guess the picture says it all: Colin Firth is not exactly the shown hooligan, is he? :wink:

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Postby Bubbles » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 5:23 pm

Swoon, swoon,...........(note to self....get over yourself you silly girl!!)...........another not to self.........(Just one more look......)

l :D ...........just for the girls.....sigh, sigh!! Sorry, back to normal now....

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Postby Bubbles » Wed, 29 Mar 2006 7:56 pm

But there again, I also think Charles Dance is yummy.....do you think it's the height, or the fact that they both play the typical reserved Brit thing?

Saw CD in Stratford on Avon playing Coriolanus once. If you've been there you'll know the amphitheatre set up brings the audience right next to the players....and in one scene Coriolanus(in a toga, and he's got a FABULOUS body)... had to kiss his wife goodbye before he went to war.........which he did....for about two minutes without a break, and without a sound from the audience cos we were all holding our breath.......because it was just so.........well, sexy really. You can keep all the Boobs n' Bits movies.....a kiss is a kiss is a way to make you take notice.....

Girls view I know.....but does anyone else agree that some of the most sensual moments in film/tv/plays are not these full on wham, bam, thankyou ma'am moments? Or am I alone in this??

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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 3:41 pm

Bringing the subject back into line & in defence of my countrymen.

I just read that the 1st Brazilian went into space recently, and what did he take with him? A football shirt.....good lad :)

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4859622.stm full story
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Postby Quasimodo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 3:45 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:Bringing the subject back into line & in defence of my countrymen.

I just read that the 1st Brazilian went into space recently, and what did he take with him? A football shirt.....good lad :)

Never leave your planet without one

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4859622.stm full story



Hmm, maybe the next Dutch astronaut can take an Oranje jersey and play a match against no opponents = BINGO!!!
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Postby Ecka Dimmock » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 7:57 pm

Not sure what the explanation is, but I'm reminded of Get Smart episode when he's in South America somewhere, and he notices something odd about the town. He asks a local about it.

"A few days a go, some bandits came through and took all our women"

"Yeah? well, why don't you go after them?"

"you ever seen our women?"


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Postby Quasimodo » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 9:25 pm

Ecka Dimmock wrote:Not sure what the explanation is, but I'm reminded of Get Smart episode when he's in South America somewhere, and he notices something odd about the town. He asks a local about it.

"A few days a go, some bandits came through and took all our women"

"Yeah? well, why don't you go after them?"

"you ever seen our women?"


(ducking for cover)


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