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    Does football still do it for You?

    Serious now,
    Cannot remember the last time I watched 90 mins on the Tele, and as far as Cardiff about 2 years ago the last time I went to a home match.
    I find players wages obscene, expensive day out, shit ground no fans team.
    Makes me laugh during the rebrand, most people said they'd rather play in blue and be in the 4th division, well that's obviously bollox cos we got the blue back and no body goes like. And the football's sgit.
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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by nugent View Post
    Serious now,
    Cannot remember the last time I watched 90 mins on the Tele, and as far as Cardiff about 2 years ago the last time I went to a home match.
    I find players wages obscene, expensive day out, shit ground no fans team.
    Makes me laugh during the rebrand, most people said they'd rather play in blue and be in the 4th division, well that's obviously bollox cos we got the blue back and no body goes like.. And the football's sgit.
    Football Thread
    People do go. Perhaps including those who said things like that.

    Far preferring it now compared to when we played in Manu colours. Can't say I enjoy it as much as pre-rebrand thought, something's missing.
    Last edited by Baloo; 13-04-17 at 07:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nugent View Post
    Serious now,
    Cannot remember the last time I watched 90 mins on the Tele, and as far as Cardiff about 2 years ago the last time I went to a home match.
    I find players wages obscene, expensive day out, shit ground no fans team.
    Makes me laugh during the rebrand, most people said they'd rather play in blue and be in the 4th division, well that's obviously bollox cos we got the blue back and no body goes like. And the football's sgit.
    Football Thread
    Thinly veiled "If it's the Europa league again next season then I'm out" post IMO.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    People do go. Perhaps including those who said things like that.

    Far preferring it now compared to when we played in Manu colours. Can't say I enjoy it as much as pre-rebrand though, something's missing.
    ^^^
    This, definitely.

    An emotional bond has been damaged, and it will take a long time to heal - but it never will, for some.

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    It was a sad day when Ninian Park closed for the last time

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    I'm definitely not as emotionally attached to the club as I used to be.
    I still go and if we win I'm pleased- if we don't then I'm not as gutted as I used to be.
    Looking back, the real downturn on the pitch may well have started when we appointed OGS, but the damage had probably been done before that.

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    Since OGS took over I haven't been arsed and put all my effort into Wales instead these days.

    Watched Cardiff every season since about 00/01 but went down once last season and haven't been at all this season - aside from the testimonial a few weeks ago. Warnock seemingly doing a decent job but I haven't got that feeling for City anymore, which is really sad.

    Cliche to say, but it's just not the same. Even when we were crap in the past i have still loved it, but not so much anymore.

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    I agree with most of the above, still get disappointed when we lose but it doesn't ruin my weekend anymore. The days of me throwing the kids garden toys around are long gone.
    I think it just isn't as much fun as it used to be. I also think age comes into it, when you get older you realise it's probably not the most important thing.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    So does anyone spend more time with a different sport

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    Cricket & darts are the only other sports I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nugent View Post
    So does anyone spend more time with a different sport
    I do a bit more dogging. I'm especially into seagulling at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nugent View Post
    So does anyone spend more time with a different sport
    watching almost every snooker tournament now

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Llanishen_Blue View Post
    Cricket & darts are the only other sports I like.
    I love watching the darts on ITV4 and also the cycling on Eurosport. The one day Spring Classics have been brilliant this year.
    Can't wait to watch some cricket aswell at the Swalec.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Agree with some of the above but City still do it for me. Twenty eight games so far this season.

    Love watching Wales too.

    However I've got hardly any interest in the Premier League and rarely watch matches. I just don't identify with the glut of foreign players and the all absorbing greed of the clubs and players.

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    I only went down about 6 times in 14/15 and 8 time last season. But last November I got my interest back and bough a season ticket for the remaining games, and have seem 13 League and 1 FA Cup games since. I love it again now. I think the main factor was Warnock as I though OGS was completely useless and Slade and ~Trollope were boring, but Warnock has got a bit of passion back in the team and I think that makes a difference. I don't expect us to win every game or get promoted next year but i just enjoy seeing 90 minutes off football by watching my favourite team.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by itkman View Post
    I do a bit more dogging. I'm especially into seagulling at the moment.
    Sicko

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    People do go. Perhaps including those who said things like that.
    UOTE
    Far preferring it now compared to when we played in Manu colours. Can't say I enjoy it as much as pre-rebrand thought, something's missing.
    This. Haven't bothered for 2 seasons. It's just not the same.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    "commercial" football ... no, I cannot believe how quickly (after 40+ years of addiction) that I've gone off it. I don't even know City's fixtures.

    Grass roots / non-league, I'm loving it, abusive crowds, no seats, getting a reaction from a referee or opposition player, knowing the players by their first names. There's something real about it that I'd lost since the move from NP. Oh! and I'm saving around 3,000 / season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    "commercial" football ... no, I cannot believe how quickly (after 40+ years of addiction) that I've gone off it. I don't even know City's fixtures.

    Grass roots / non-league, I'm loving it, abusive crowds, no seats, getting a reaction from a referee or opposition player, knowing the players by their first names. There's something real about it that I'd lost since the move from NP. Oh! and I'm saving around 3,000 / season
    The good thing about many non-league games is the fact that the people in the crowd can act as adults and have a drink togthether as opposed to be separated by Police and stewards. When I was an occasional steward at Welling United, not only did some opposing fans look forward to meeting each other twice a season but they would stay over in each other's homes too.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R View Post
    This. Haven't bothered for 2 seasons. It's just not the same.
    I will be going with you next season, that's something to look forward to.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    The good thing about many non-league games is the fact that the people in the crowd can act as adults and have a drink togthether as opposed to be separated by Police and stewards. When I was an occasional steward at Welling United, not only did some opposing fans look forward to meeting each other twice a season but they would stay over in each other's homes too.
    Been away with Merthyr a few times and what a difference,welcomed into the clubhouse before the game,sit with opposition fans during the game,and best of all a blood and thunder old fashioned game with no cheats rolling around like they've been shot,then Hereford turn up to spoil it

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    Agree with a lot of the above but there are elements of football culture that still appeal. But maybe there's so much of it that the routine of going to a home game, of being herded into a generic 'matchday experience' and paying for something that could easily be turgid isn't really all that necessary anymore (especially when you've been treated like a customer who doesn't matter).

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    I still enjoy football as much as I have ever done & have just renewed my season ticket for the 21st time. Over the years I have heard lot's of reasons for people losing their enthusiasm (Toshack, Durban, hooliganism, Clemo, Cadman, Kumar, leaving NP, Sam, Ridsdale, Tan/rebrand, Slade, money etc.) & that's up to them, people are free to choose what they want to do on a Saturday afternoon & good luck to them. For me I like football & enjoy catching up with some mates on a Saturday for a few beers and I can't see that changing any time soon.

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    There are lots of good youth teams in Cardiff, they play cracking one-touch football and it's great to watch

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    I will be going with you next season, that's something to look forward to.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Packerman View Post
    You know what you can do.

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    I'm enjoying now, the 'caring' is back, mainly because the team are having a go, the wins from a losing position this season is such a positive statistic. Pre Warnock the lads I go with were treating the football as 90 minutes in the middle of a good day out, sort of like a 'Betty Ford' clinic thing, it kept you off the piss for a couple of hours. Now we look forward to the games more than we have for a good while.

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    No different for me.
    Love travelling the country with my lad and mates supporting my club.

    Can't watch non league stuff, feel like I shouldn't be out there.

    City is my 2nd family, love bumping into the same faces at home games and having a joke with my mates and the other guys around me.
    Wales was fun at the Wuros, but has been mostly crap for 20 years. Plenty on the bandwagon now, but I can take it or leave it. Watched for years just through loyalty when the cross were awful and the football worse.Love seeing Bale, he's something special and the team spirit is great to see, but City has been my love week in week out and that has never changed.
    Great to see loads of noisy youngsters at away games these days too.

    Looking forward to next season now.

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    Can’t help but agree with some of the points raised by Des Parrot and Blue Wales. I still can’t quite believe this will be my last season following CCFC. I haven’t attended many games this year and I haven’t renewed my ST for next year, after 39 years of regular attendance.

    Can’t put my finger on one single cause but the passion (aka pashun) has definitely gone and I no longer seem to care whether City win or lose, which would have been unthinkable during the NP era!

    Another factor is the increasing cost of travelling to the games, which together with the ST cost, comes to about 800 a year. On a fixed pension income that is a significant sum to spend on something that is becoming a bit of a chore, plus the two and a half hour journey each way to the CCS doesn’t help either.

    Maybe there is the “age thing” too – perhaps more important priorities now?

    Unlike some others on the MB I have never regarded myself as anything other than a source of income for the club, rather than a “valued customer” (that’s a pretty fanciful notion in today’s football world) so that is not a factor.

    Finally, maybe the apparent lack of enthusiasm from the players and the absence from the team of the more committed local players like Joe Dwyer and Jason Perry has a more subtle demoralising effect.

    With regard football in general I too am not interested in the Premier League – the only time I watched Match of the Day was when City were in that league. Maybe I’ll go support my local non-league team – at 5 a ticket I can manage that!

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    Re: Does football still do it for You?

    I still enjoy my football. My club have made a big effort in making it more affordable.
    I also enjoy watching Wales and have done since the days of Gary Speed.
    Having said that the game has lost a bit of its soul. I took my 89 year old dad to Kingsholm a couple of weeks go for the Gloucester v Cardiff game. The club were fantastic moving us to great seats on the halfway line. We were right by the Cardiff Blues replacements bench and during the first half managed to get Matthew Rees to come and have a quick chat with dad and have his photo taken with him.
    It was brilliant.

    There was a sense of community at Gloucester.In truth its always been there but has been lost in the corporate world of football.

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