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Old 19-03-2013, 20:13
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Only fat people should do sport.
Haha, the Olympics would be amazing!
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:14
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Once upon a time, there was this magical thing called ‘the magic of the cup’. It’s been fading for years. And the FA’s decision to hold the FA semi finals at Wembley is the pinacle of this.

Wembley is synonymous with the FA Cup Final - supposedly the event of the season, but holding the semi finals in Wembley has completely undermined the value of the FA Cup Final. For fans who get to the FA cup final, the sparkle of the visiting this venue is lost, because the chances are they’ve already visited this venue in the previous round of the cup. The FA Cup is an event, and visiting Wembley for the final should also be one.

And that’s before you even get onto the cost issues for fans. Football isn’t a cheap sport to watch anymore, and trips to Wembley don’t come cheap with some tickets for the final costing over £100. For those fans that struggle to meet the cost of a season ticket, two trips to Wembley, and the costs that are entailed in the ticket and travel, is a task to meet, and fans shouldn’t be put in the position where they’re priced out of supporting their team.

It could be argued that semi-finals are an event, and Wembley is a fitting stadium for such an event, but the old system, where a neutral club stadium was chosen, never seemed to be an underwhelming experience for fans. In fact, fans of teams who made the final, were treated to two completely different days out, ‘events’ even, and the losing semi-finalists could still experience this ‘event’ without a trip to Wembley. Wembley is reward for the hard work it takes to get the final, and holding the semi-finals there, undermines this.

Rather than being being the home to the final of the biggest cup of English sport, Wembley has instead become an opportunity for generating greater amounts of money for the FA, and is only serving to encourage the death of the magic of the cup.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:15
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What's the worst part about it?
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:18
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What's the worst part about it?
The worst part? Probably the absolute ripping off of fans just to line the FA's pockets.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:20
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Sounds good, Aaron what do you hate so much about p.e teachers?
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:23
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They're not quite human, just sadistic creatures in a human form. Forcing you outside, telling us to stop complaining about the weather (despite them being allowed to wear MANY layers) They act in a way that no other teacher would, or would be allowed to, and i'm sure they think their whistle is magic and can solve anything! Bellowing, intimindating voices, and they hate anyone who isn't naturally talented at sports. I'm sure in every school there are rumors of the P.E teachers being a pervert, looking down shorts etc so we can't be too careful! So we must take precautions and put them into Room 101 immediatly!
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:24
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They're not quite human, just sadistic creatures in a human form. Forcing you outside, telling us to stop complaining about the weather (despite them being allowed to wear MANY layers) They act in a way that no other teacher would, or would be allowed to, and i'm sure they think their whistle is magic and can solve anything! Bellowing, intimindating voices, and they hate anyone who isn't naturally talented at sports. I'm sure in every school there are rumors of the P.E teachers being a pervert, looking down shorts etc so we can't be too careful! So we must take precautions and put them into Room 101 immediatly!
My P.E. teachers were really nice, so perhaps they're an exception.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:25
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I want a camp P.E Teacher tbh, Luke, your appeal please
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:25
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Here's my appeal (not as good/persuasive as Izzie's, or as... emotionally-charged as Aaron's, though!)

Football is a game where you kick a ball into a goal, using your feet. (I'm such an expert, I know). But our friends over the pond decided once upon a time that the game would be called soccer, deriving from the term association football. And why is this? Because they already use the term football for a game in which the ball barely touches their feet, unless the name means that they use their feet (and if that's the case, then why isn't badminton called football?). It just confuses everything for everyone - if we're talking to an American about football, we'd have to clarify that we're talking about football as opposed to American football. If they'd just been nice and called their game rugby, then we wouldn't be in this kerfuffle! Simples.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:26
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My P.E. teachers were really nice, so perhaps they're an exception.
So were mine! My male P.E. teacher died after suffering from a brain tumour in our final year, and the whole school was genuinely gutted and organised fund raising events because he'd been so lovely, running after-schools clubs etc.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:26
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Is val online hehe
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:28
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Is val online hehe
She wasn't around to judge on Twistathon...
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:29
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She's not I'll make the decision.

All three are very good, I hate them all!

But calling football soccer is the most annoying thing in this world.

So I'm putting people calling football soccer into room 101!
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:30
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So were mine! My male P.E. teacher died after suffering from a brain tumour in our final year, and the whole school was genuinely gutted and organised fund raising events because he'd been so lovely, running after-schools clubs etc.
Ah.

I remember we had a fairly old teacher in year 6 or 7 who disappeared at the end of the year (apparently he'd either died or being arrested on suspicion of rape - playground rumours, eh) and the next year they brought an influx on younger staff in (those were the nice ones).
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:30
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Well done Luke!

Gutted I didn't go for that now lol.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:30
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She's not I'll make the decision.

All three are very good, I hate them all!

But calling football soccer is the most annoying thing in this world.

So I'm putting people calling football soccer into room 101!
Victory dance.

(one down... four down to go!)
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:31
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Ah.

I remember we had a fairly old teacher in year 6 or 7 who disappeared at the end of the year (apparently he'd either died or being arrested on suspicion of rape - playground rumours, eh) and the next year they brought an influx on younger staff in (those were the nice ones).
See all ours were evil! Militaryally strict women or men with over inflated egos, although even though i was shockingly bad at PE they were always actually okay to me
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:31
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Now for Xmas, Izzie, what's your choice?
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:32
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Turkey.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:32
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See all ours were evil! Militaryally strict women or men with over inflated egos, although even though i was shockingly bad at PE they were always actually okay to me
You didn't go to the same school as Matilda by any chance, did you?
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:33
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Aaron, your choice
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:34
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You didn't go to the same school as Matilda by any chance, did you?
I LOVE that film.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:35
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Bah-humbugs!
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:36
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I LOVE that film.
... i've never actually seen Matilda
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:36
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And Luke!
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