Ah, then you misunderstand entirely, there is an inspirational context
missing from your life and an explanation would first mystify and then
Suffice to say that at a domestic level it speaks to the need for
tribal rivalry and at an international level it's writ large - war by
In other words, serious business.
Very serious -
"Everything of value that I learned about social and moral
obligations, I learned from football." Albert Camus (once goalkeeper
"In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the
opposing team." (Jean-Paul Satre).
"I don't play against any particular team, I play against the idea of
losing." Eric Cantona (mon Dieu!)
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death but it's
much more serious than that!" Bill Shankly.
Last weekend United beat Liverpool - I cannot begin to explain what
On 26/03/2010, at 2:56 AM, Mike Lazzari wrote:
>> Well, er, it's an 'International' football game.
>> I realise that as a murkin, you may have difficulty with that
> No Andrew, it's the concept of millions of people watching tiny little
> ants run around on the grass (or the tele) that I have difficulty
> grasping. Apparently a universal phenomenon not just a Merikin
> thing. In
> fact the Merikins are generally rather subdued and don't usually kill
> each other over it as that would require either putting down the
> beer/chips or the remote.:)
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