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>> No. 9084 Anonymous
19th January 2021
Tuesday 11:03 pm
9084 Fantasy Football
Any of you play Fantasy?

Got obsessed making spreadsheets for it. I imagine there's also some appeal for fans of football. Enjoying the double game week? Still in the cup? Captained Stones?

For those not in the know, you pick a team of 15 players who get points for goals and the like, and watch them disappoint you for 38 weeks.

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>> No. 9086 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:00 am
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I just realised that you explain exactly what it is in the OP, but I cannot delete the post. I will accept my shame.
>> No. 9087 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:02 am
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>I never fully grasped the concept of reading more than two lines into a post
>> No. 9088 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:54 am
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I generally set a team and then forget to make any changes for the rest of the season. I play a (slowly dying) online football manager game but that's about it.
>> No. 9089 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 2:11 pm
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Glad you couldn't delete it. Basically if no-one's ever explained it and you've not looked into it, it might seem a bit complicated. It's just looking at individual player performances rather than teams. If you've got a striker, say Harry Kane and Spurs concede 6 goals, it doesn't touch his points, but Spurs keeper would get negative points.

You've got a budget, players have a cost, you purchase them at that cost and then they're awarded points for a few different things, depending on their position. While it's split into 38 'Game Weeks', of arbitrary length, you sometimes have two fixtures in a GW as you can see in the screenshot.

It's mainly fun when you can chat shit with people about it. Competing for any real prizes is a bit too much, but revelling in the misery of those close to you is really fun. The reddit community is saturated with frustration and gloom, it's great.

In a mini-league with some friends of my lass, and the lowest score has to get a nipple piercing for 3 months. Last years forfeit was doing a stand-up set, which was a bit more imaginative...

Sounds healthier than the alternative. Is it like a Football Manager online kind of thing?
>> No. 9090 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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Xpert Eleven, which probably peaked around 10 years ago. It's fairly simplistic in that all you really need to do is develop your squad and set tactics for each match, but there's not too many options to get bogged down in. It's been quite neglected by its owners so there hasn't been any meaningful updates to the game in years, so it feels quite dated.

There's around 12,000 users these days, although I'd wager a fair few of those are inactive, with about half of these Swedish. The main forums were killed by overzealous moderation and a lot of the ones remaining are alt-right fruitcakes.

>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.

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>> No. 9079 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 12:27 pm
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It's ethnocentric cultural imperialism. Preach about respect and tolerance whilst making no effort whatsoever to understand cultural norms from elsewhere in the world.
>> No. 9080 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 3:13 pm
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But he lives and works in the UK - therefore needs to follow our cultural norms.
>> No. 9081 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 3:24 pm
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Exactly! How dare he speak Spanish.
>> No. 9082 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 6:49 pm
9082 Twitter: Hurt Feelings Edition
>Karen Carney deletes Twitter account after abuse over Leeds comments

>Karen Carney said last season's coronavirus suspension benefited Leeds in their Premier League promotion push; Leeds shared footage of Carney's comments on their official Twitter account; Bethany England and Megan Rapinoe have voiced their support for Carney
>> No. 9083 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 7:35 pm
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"I actually think they got promoted because of Covid [because it gave them respite as Bielsa sides can suffer from burnout]" has some merit at face value but Leeds had a 7 point lead, and 12 goal difference advantage, over Fulham in third place and had won five games in a row before lockdown so I can see why Leeds have called out lazy punditry. This seems like another storm in a teacup that'll mainly be discussed by those with little interest in football.

>> No. 3181 Anonymous
25th March 2011
Friday 8:06 am
3181 Vroom
F1 2011.

Red Bull look boss, as usual.

Mclaren looked shite in testing (but as of now as fast in practice at the first gp)

Ferrari look about the same.

Tyres probably key to the whole deal this year.

Anyone else watching?
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>> No. 9068 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 7:12 am
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He made it abundantly clear he wasn't interested and told people not to vote for him.
>> No. 9069 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 10:51 am
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Which shows just how boring the British public have become. Threatening legal action to be removed from the awards shortlist is infinitely more interesting than anything Hamilton has ever done. We saw a perfect opportunity to make a mockery of the whole thing and chose the totally dull option instead. No craic.
>> No. 9070 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 11:03 am
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Well, Mr. Charisma Andy Murray has won it three times. The British public are fucking idiots.
>> No. 9071 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 11:45 am
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Mr Murray is not boring, he just has a dry sense of humour.
>> No. 9072 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 12:48 pm
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The impression I get from Murray is that he's so dedicated to his sport that he is indifferent to, and maybe even resents, the personality/celebrity aspect of things.

>> No. 9061 Anonymous
9th December 2020
Wednesday 9:17 pm
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Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World Cup

Qatar will be involved in Uefa's qualifying for the 2022 World Cup the country are hosting, and are set to be placed in one of the five-team groups. The idea will be to balance out the groups and also give the hosts essential preparation games ahead of a landmark event for the country's football culture.

Sources state it is most likely Qatar will be placed in Group A - featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan - although negotiations could yet them be put in Groups B, D or E.

The move comes after negotiations between the AFC and Uefa, and isn't the first time the 2022 hosts have been involved in such a move across confederations. They have participated in the Copa America in 2019, and are set to be invited back in 2021. They will also take part in the Concacaf Gold Cup, as the home federation seeks to have a team capable of qualifying for the knock-out stages of their own World Cup.


Fuck Qatar.
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>> No. 9062 Anonymous
9th December 2020
Wednesday 9:54 pm
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>> No. 9063 Anonymous
9th December 2020
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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I thought the idea of getting extra acclimatisation to different styles of football from around the world, not to mention a taster of how all aspects of logistics of holding a large international tournament work out, was fulfilled by the Confederations Cup, which was abolished for some reason.

But yeah, this entire World Cup is complete shithouse and I am finding it extremely hard to get enthusiastic about this Blatter/Hammam stitch-up. The only amusing detail about it was Chuck Blazer's 2 apartments in Trump Tower, one of which was for his cats to live in.
>> No. 9064 Anonymous
9th December 2020
Wednesday 11:48 pm
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You lads are too cynical. This regularly happens in Copa America competitions, and has been happening since the 90s. Japan and Qatar took part in those too, with Australia to be included in 2021 competition. It is usually done to even out the numbers.
>> No. 9065 Anonymous
10th December 2020
Thursday 12:55 am
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I understand that, but the only reason Qatar have been to the Copa America and why they're gaining match experience in the European qualifiers is because they bought themselves a World Cup no one, outside of FIFA, wanted them to have. It'll be fine, ultimately, because it's a World Cup and even the shit ones are memorable because they happen so infequently, but it's been built upon the backs of slaves in a country which bribed its way there. I'm sure they aren't the first to offer a bung to FIFA, but it's just so nakedly obvious this time around. First African WC in 2010, still noteworthy, Brazil? THE footballing nation, Russia, bribery yes, but there's a footballing history there, like the two centre backs they had dating from the Mesozoic era. Qatar just stretches all credulity AND they're a load of bastards too. Oh, and it's so hot there it'll have to take place in the winter so enjoy getting everyone round for BBQ in 5C tempratures and lashing rain.
>> No. 9066 Anonymous
10th December 2020
Thursday 7:30 am
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Teams invited to the Copa America tend to have links to the continent; Mexico and the USA are geographically close, Japan has more emigrants in Brazil than anywhere else in the world and there's links across the Pacific to the antipodes. As otherlad said, Qatar have bought themselves a World Cup and now they're shitting the bed trying to scramble competitive gametime for them because they're going to embarrass themselves with how poor they are.

>> No. 9039 Anonymous
8th December 2020
Tuesday 12:53 pm
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>Breaking - a competitive form of breakdancing - has been confirmed as part of the final line-up for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

>It will join surfing, skateboarding and climbing, which will be retained after debuts at the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021.


No room for squash but room for breakdancing.
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>> No. 9056 Anonymous
8th December 2020
Tuesday 8:15 pm
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Glad we had a couple of wars to thin our their ranks a little.
>> No. 9057 Anonymous
8th December 2020
Tuesday 8:20 pm
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Hang on, depending on the games this was the Messenian or Beor wars?
>> No. 9058 Anonymous
8th December 2020
Tuesday 8:39 pm
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Sounds more exciting than fucking breakdancing.

Who honestly thought this was a good idea?
>> No. 9059 Anonymous
8th December 2020
Tuesday 9:08 pm
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They're a bit backwards in France. They're probably only up to the episodes in Neighbours where Stingray learns breakdancing so thought it was what the youth are all in to.
>> No. 9060 Anonymous
9th December 2020
Wednesday 4:01 pm
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It's not in the Olympics mate. Compare Olympic Boxing to Pro Boxing, it's a completely different game. Olympic Football vs. Pro Football, Olympic Basketball vs. NBA etc etc.

I guess if rhythmic gymnastics is in the Olympics, why shouldn't BBoying be?


>> No. 8983 Anonymous
15th October 2020
Thursday 11:08 pm
8983 What sports do we like then?
I'm a big fan of Hull City, I'm a big fan of Hull KR, I enjoy watching ODI and Test Cricket,T20 and the IPL can get to absolute fuck as far as I'm concerned.

The thing about ODI cricket is that there's enough time in the 50/50 for the pitch to deteriorate, the ball to get knackered, and fellas stood out in the sunny weather to get knackered. Swing of the ball changed by a minute etc.. It's a perfect blend for watchability. I'd happily give up 5 days to get tickets for all days of a Test match against any team really capable of the form. I'd happily give up 2 days for a ODI against a team capable of the form (hangover).

What sports do you nerds actually like? Let's get things going in here. I've not seen a Nawf Lahndan Dawbee scrap in a while.
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>> No. 9011 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 11:22 am
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Strength v Dexterity. I'd watch it with an Ultimate Surrender twist where most of the time the athletic woman turns the bloke into her sextoy but occasionally he wins and humiliates her like it's Jabba's Palace.
>> No. 9013 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 3:47 pm
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If you liked that you might like the only funny cracked article ever written.

>> No. 9014 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 3:51 pm
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Can you link to it?
>> No. 9015 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 4:03 pm
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I... Did?
>> No. 9016 Anonymous
30th November 2020
Monday 6:34 pm
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Seanbaby's articles about Japanese MMA frek fights are always a good chuckle, this one is very apt https://www.cracked.com/blog/how-mma-proved-that-bigger-guy-usually-loses-horribly/

>> No. 8896 Anonymous
10th May 2020
Sunday 12:59 am
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I started cycling when the lockdown started and my fitness levels have reached a point where I now actually look forward to cycling every day, so I'm looking to upgrade my bike to something a bit faster.

I currently have a touring bike with flat handlebars that weighs about 16.5kg and I think I'd like something lighter and racier with drop handlebars. What can I get for around £300 or less on the used market? Are there any good places to look for bikes aside from ebay/gumtree/facebook?
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>> No. 8946 Anonymous
25th May 2020
Monday 6:09 pm
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>Cheers lads.

>> No. 8975 Anonymous
27th July 2020
Monday 7:56 pm
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Does cycling workout your upper body and arms, as well as legs? Initially I thought not but if you're pulling against the handle bars to push into the pedals more it must do something, right?
>> No. 8976 Anonymous
27th July 2020
Monday 7:58 pm
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Whoops, forgot to let you all know how it worked.

It's still attached to the bike, and makes it change direction, so that's all you can hope for, really.
>> No. 8977 Anonymous
27th July 2020
Monday 8:01 pm
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Riding a bike can be very good for your core - many newer riders suffer numb hands or hand pain because they're leaning their upper body weight on the bars instead of supporting themselves with their core. It'll do a little bit for your arms, as you say, when out of the saddle or pedalling hard uphill you will be giving your arms a little bit of resistance training, but not much. Mountain biking is a different story, though.
>> No. 8978 Anonymous
28th July 2020
Tuesday 4:29 pm
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Bozza says doctors are going to be giving bikes away for free!

>> No. 4724 Anonymous
4th May 2013
Saturday 3:29 pm
4724 Hullfa.gs
What a tense 24 hours this has been for us Tigers! Prospects for next seasons, any pointers from fellow Hullfa.gs on who to sign?
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>> No. 8970 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 6:33 pm
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Just a 16 goal swing needed on the last day. Piece of piss.
>> No. 8971 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 2:08 am
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As a Swansea fan, I'd really appreciate it if you fine chaps could at least put a couple past the Cardiff scum. If you can't escape the drop, you can at least ruin the other side's day by denying them a spot in the play-offs.
>> No. 8972 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 2:33 am
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Ta for that, I'll let No Plan McCann know in the morning.
>> No. 8973 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 10:35 pm
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>The fans counting down to 19:04 before they start the City Til I Die gave me chills down my spine. Allam's been trying all sorts to stop that, the other game he turned the screen with the clock on off for a minute around the 19th minute and last week he had the clock made tiny so you could barely read it, which I believe is where the countdown came from.

Got no idea what this is going on here but I'm really curious, what's the relevance of 19:04 and why is Allam trying to stop it?
>> No. 8974 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 10:56 pm
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Formed in 1904. It's used as a protest song against the proposed change from Hull City to Hull Tigers.

>> No. 8959 Anonymous
25th June 2020
Thursday 10:41 pm
8959 Liverpool are Champions
Klippety Klopp has done it, on account of Man City under baldy boy Guardiola failing to get 3 points from Chelsea.
30 years since their last top flight title, first Premier League title? It's a massive shame they couldn't do it back when they had a proper flair player like Djibril Cissé.
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>> No. 8963 Anonymous
27th June 2020
Saturday 10:07 pm
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Yeah, I'm likely in a minority but I prefer hearing the ball being struck and managers having a good shout. At least that's novel, the fake crowd noise feels exactly that, fake.
>> No. 8964 Anonymous
27th June 2020
Saturday 11:26 pm
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Another thing that's missing is the occasional "COME ON YOU TWAT" or similar from someone in the first row.
>> No. 8965 Anonymous
28th June 2020
Sunday 12:43 am
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Perhaps they could let ten or so fans into the whole stadium just for that.
>> No. 8966 Anonymous
28th June 2020
Sunday 10:03 am
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My favourite exercise is winding players up as they take corners, nowt offensive or owt, just stuff like me saying their name in an annoying way a couple of times, then saying their mum's on the phone and wants to know if [insert player name here] wants turkey twizzlers or margherita pizza for tea.

It all adds to the experience and entertainment factor.
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29th June 2020
Monday 10:13 pm
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Sometimes you can hear the players now.


>> No. 4998 Anonymous
27th August 2013
Tuesday 12:41 am
4998 Wrestling thread
Here's your wrestling thread. I expect lots of YouTube videos of botches and Cena hating... I would also like more stories along the lines of how Orton shat in a handbag.

Pic is Dean Ambrose at czw getting sawed... Just like real wraslin' should.
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>> No. 8953 Anonymous
29th May 2020
Friday 7:39 pm
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I normally respect rather than enjoy wrestling, but that was a beautiful bit of physical theatre.
>> No. 8954 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 1:42 am
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Orange Cassidy makes no sense as a pro-wrestler as I understand it, his gimmick shouldn't work, but it does and kids love him. Guy is gonna be a star, because he has "it" whatever "it" is.
>> No. 8955 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 2:00 am
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This post aged well.
>> No. 8956 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 10:47 pm
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That video was adorable.
>> No. 8957 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 11:16 pm
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>> No. 8754 Anonymous
2nd December 2018
Sunday 3:43 am
8754 Wilder vs Fury
Any of you lads watching this?
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>> No. 8890 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 9:31 pm
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Does this mean cosplayers are actually much harder than boxers?
>> No. 8891 Anonymous
25th February 2020
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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>> No. 8892 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 12:58 am
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Not the busted eardrum, then?

Also, what's the etiquette for spoiler tags for events like this? I closed this tab earlier at work today because I recorded the fight to watch tonight.

I mean, I don't mind not coming here for a few days, but I would have been somewhat upset if there'd been a CAN'T BELIEVE X WON post in /sfw/.
>> No. 8893 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:28 am
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Since when have casually racist caricatures been acceptable around here?
>> No. 8894 Anonymous
26th February 2020
Wednesday 8:31 am
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Well are purps got dumped by a darkie some time around the referendum so ever since then we've gone from Guardian reading wankers to Mail reading wankers. It's the same amount of wank but with a different flavour. Look, I can say wog now. Wog. Wog wog wog.

>> No. 8867 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 5:48 pm
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Talking about sport in the workplace should be limited because it can leave women feeling excluded, a management body has warned. According to Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, discussing activities such as football or cricket in the office could also lead to “laddish behaviour” or harmful banter between colleagues.

“A lot of women, in particular, feel left out,” Francke told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included in the conversation.”

Francke said discussions surrounding the merits of video assistant refereeing (VAR) could be particularly exclusionary if people don’t know what that is. “It’s a gateway to more laddish behaviour and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish culture,” she continued.“It’s very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend.”


Is discussing VAR and the new handball rules the gateway to toxic lad culture?
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>> No. 8878 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 6:55 pm
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Oh, it's the l at the end.
>> No. 8879 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 7:39 pm
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Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
>> No. 8882 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 9:14 pm
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As a Bi-lad I am offended by women thinking that only they're allowed to be offended by men and lesbians talking about football.

In a healthy office culture you have a balance of men and women, it stops being a problem, the men talk about football and the women talk about love island or soaps or whatever and they all banter with each other quite happily.
It becomes a problem when you have one or two women in an office full of men, and also when you have one or two men in an office full of women.
Banning people from talking about sports in the office is just sticking a plaster over the underlying problem.
>> No. 8883 Anonymous
27th January 2020
Monday 9:17 pm
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Your sexuality has to be in the LGBT community to have your opinions taken seriously.
>> No. 8884 Anonymous
28th January 2020
Tuesday 12:07 pm
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>It becomes a problem when you have one or two women in an office full of men, and also when you have one or two men in an office full of women.
I mean, this is just a nightmare scenario either way. I used to travel a lot doing IT work out of a bunch of different offices and the most unpleasant/dysfunctional were always one extreme or the other.

On topic, this woman is stupid and her suggestions are unhelpful. You can't stop people from talking about their hobbies, and any attempt to do so would have a profoundly negative effect on most workplaces.

>> No. 8860 Anonymous
6th October 2019
Sunday 8:37 pm
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This man is going to be the next World Cup winning captain and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 8862 Anonymous
6th October 2019
Sunday 8:55 pm
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He's lived there for at least 10 years and became a citizen in 2013.
>> No. 8863 Anonymous
6th October 2019
Sunday 10:45 pm
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Totally looks it.
>> No. 8864 Anonymous
10th October 2019
Thursday 8:40 pm
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ENG/FRA and NZL/ITA cancelled due to inclement weather. On the one hand, we'll never know which French team would have turned up, but on the plus side this will be the first time Italy haven't lost to New Zealand by double digits.
>> No. 8865 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 6:48 pm
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Why are the porridgewogs so bad at sports compared with the other home nations? Even Norn Iron and Wales qualified for Euro 2016 in the football.
>> No. 8866 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 11:56 pm
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I don't really think that's fair to say. They ran up English cricket scores against Russia and Samoa without conceding at all. Their undoing was Japan shocking Ireland, which put them at a four-point disadvantage in the first place.

I think this tournament has so far turned out even better than 2015, which I thought was the best in a long time. The crowds have definitely been getting their money's worth. Pools A and D in particular have been particularly heavy on action.

>> No. 8852 Anonymous
17th August 2019
Saturday 8:23 am
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I wish our adverts were a little more bonkers like this.

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