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Happy Happy Birthday IzzyThePush :)

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 03:45 am
Thank you one and all. I'm really touched. I'm still a year short of 50, and I did drink some calvados last night. I also got a brilliant Roger Mellie T shirt, lets hope I get a late present from Doncaster this afternoon.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 04:15 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Thank you one and all. I'm really touched. I'm still a year short of 50,
U r quite a young fellow.



izzythepush wrote:
and I did drink some calvados last night. I also got a brilliant Roger Mellie T shirt,
lets hope I get a late present from Doncaster this afternoon.
Who is Doncaster ?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 04:17 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
lets hope I get a late present from Doncaster this afternoon.


If you bet on Doncaster, the odds are really quite good Very Happy
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 04:19 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I hope this answers your question, Southampton, my home side are also known as Saints because they play at the St. Mary's Stadium.
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Considering the fact that Doncaster were one division above their opponents last season, it seems incredible to see Rovers sat bottom of the table while Saints are in 1st place. That means that both teams desperately need points for different reasons although as both have proved on a number of occasions, they both play very good football which should also make this a good spectacle for the neutral.

As each week passes, the situation at Doncaster appears to get more and more tragic. Rovers have been bottom of the table for practically the whole campaign and this is despite the fact that the club have been able to recruit countless top flight professionals to their squad. For whatever reason, Dean Saunders is struggling to get things to click and that has resulted in the Keepmoat Stadium outfit becoming more and more adrift at the bottom of the league. There are currently seven points separating them from safety and as highlighted by recent results, that figure certainly doesn’t appear to be shrinking. Saunders’ men have just won one of their last nine games, meaning that confidence at the club is sure to be at an all time low as they await the league leaders.

Southampton’s campaign so far has been something of a dream on the other hand. Saints currently lead the division by two points, although a huge eight points separate them from 3rd position. There were a few concerns when Nigel Adkins’ men were comfortably beaten 2-0 to Bristol City last week, although they responded in superb fashion in their last clash by coming from behind to beat Hull 2-1. That result means that the St Mary’s outfit have just lost once in their last ten league outings, which will make the prospect for Doncaster even more daunting.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 04:20 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

If you bet on Doncaster, the odds are really quite good Very Happy


I did correctly guess a score draw in the Derby/Crystal Palace match last night, perhaps I should do the pools instead.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 04:28 am
@izzythepush,
I c.

I 've never seen the value of athletic competition.
Never have I cared which group of total strangers prevails over the other strangers.

When I was a kid in school, I refused to participate in athletics.





David
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 06:00 am
@OmSigDAVID,
There is a huge sense of community and a feel good factor when your home team does well. As the team is involved in community outreach and education they're hardly a bunch of strangers. I've shaken Matt Le Tissier's hand more times than I can mention.
Linkat
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 08:08 am
@izzythepush,
wow I've never have anyone answer that song before (other than a child).
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 08:14 am
@Linkat,
I didn't realise it was a song.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 08:26 am
Happy birthday Izzymeister! Let this day and the rest of your year be filled with plenty of cracking great fun, good health, and an occasional surprise or two or three!

I was going to get you an autographed published JGoldman comic for your birthday but since there aren't any in existence... I had to settle and get you some push pops:
http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/cupcake-push-pops--500x500.jpg
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 08:27 am
@tsarstepan,
There might be some available when I hit 80, but probably not.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 10:12 am
Happy belated birthday, Izzythepush. I hope you had a marvelous day filled with lots of goodies! All the best wishes!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 11:17 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

If you bet on Doncaster, the odds are really quite good Very Happy


You should have done it!
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 11:49 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
There is a huge sense of community and a feel good factor when your home team does well.
Is that counter-balanced by their losses ?

When the NY Mets lose games, I remain 1OO% unaffected.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 11:59 am
Happy Belated Izzy!! Hope your day was lovely and your week amazing.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 12:03 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Actually that's what Peter Cook used to do. He supported Spurs, but would always bet against them so if they lost he'd have something to be happy about.

Thanks for your kind wishes everyone else.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 12:25 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Actually that's what Peter Cook used to do. He supported Spurs,
How did he support them?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 12:28 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
He was known to buy tickets to matches and wear the scarf.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 02:08 pm
@izzythepush,
Sometimes I've been strongly for my home team (ucla basketball/Wooden years) and rather hated my home team (LA Rams, u.s. football, long ago). Still, there is community going on for a lot of sports fans everywhere on earth. But I know a bunch of people alienated from team sports for various reasons, like I know people alienated from much group stuff, either in general or specifically, other than sports.

Which brings up that now that it's cold, I've been wearing my Juventus scarf. Fbaezer warned me about Juventus somewhere on a2k. So... team antipathy can also be a connector for people from all over the world.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 3 Dec, 2011 06:52 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
There is a huge sense of community and a feel good factor when your home team does well.
I ask again:
is that counter-balanced by your emotions when thay lose ?
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