The Nicer Side of Football

Discussion in 'General Football' started by werty, May 9, 2016.

  1. dk-yid

    dk-yid Well-Known Member

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    I've always seen David Luiz as exactly that type of person that would spread a bit of joy around d him.
     
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  2. WorcesterTHFC

    WorcesterTHFC Active Member

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    Messi would do well to remember that if he weren't an exceptionally good footballer (and footie isn't that important in the big scheme of things), he'd be a nobody, with a bank account/lifestyle to match. If he comes from one of the really rough neighbourhoods (and I wouldn't be surprised if he does), there's a fair chance he'd have been involved in gangs and been murdered in their turf wars or been sent away for a stretch for his gang activities., Yes, Senor Messi, a bit of humility and gratitude wouldn't go amiss.
     
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  3. IfiHadTheWings

    IfiHadTheWings Active Member

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    Rumour has it Messi is a arsehole off the pitch, and its made out as though Ronaldo is the bad guy, for me on the pitch i prefer Messi over Ronaldo, but from the work Ronaldo does off the pitch and gestures he makes, the stick he gets doesnt sit right with me.
     
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  4. mark_2017

    mark_2017 Well-Known Member

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    What's worse is that the kid absolutely idolises Messi, so if Messi says no it'll probably break his heart.
     
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    nailsy SC Supporter

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    nuttynoah Well-Known Member

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    I know for a fact that Messi is one of the nicest and most obliging of footballers, going out of his way to accomodate fans.
    He did this with my wife's cousin in South America, away from the press, totally genuine.
     
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    Just wanted to give a huge shout out to all the Irish guys who have been in Vienna last weekend. Working in a Pub myself, it was a real pleasure having you all there, drinking and partying all night without causing any Trouble whatsoever. I don't think I have ever seen so many drunk people in such a friendly Atmosphere! Hope you all have a Safe Journey back!

    And in the odd chance the one guy who started a War with the beermats in the back room of our Pub read this, "YOU DO IN NUFFN!" :D
     
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    That's nice to hear, but I'm surprised that Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane are so relaxed about the squad going out drinking.
     
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    Seeing that it worked, their next Training Camp will be Held in Magaluf.
     
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  11. HobbitSpur

    HobbitSpur The Voice of Reason

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    VertongHen Well-Known Member

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    Thought was q great story :love:
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  13. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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  14. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    Messi was reluctant. Heard before he's not the nicest guy. And CRonaldo who I never used to like I've heard is really decent... so what a shit judge of character am I?!
     
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    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    Yip, I've heard this too from my Spanish friends.
     
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    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    That is good to hear. A few of my Spanish friends are in media (radio, TV & films etc...) so maybe they don't see his best side.
     
  17. bceej

    bceej Well-Known Member

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    I am cynical enough to see that a lot of charitable involvement is business related, just hopefully they make it affordable. Plenty of development that have to have a percentage of affordable housing and attempt to section off areas etc.
     
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    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    law says the % of affordable housing is 50% (I believe) but it is usually negotiated down to 30% or less
     
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  19. CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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    Behind the scenes, clubs and individual players are often involved in all kinds of local community activities and groups as well as visiting sick children in hospital. It goes on all year round and apart from an occasional photocall is largely overlooked. It's good work from the clubs who encourage this outreach work.
     
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    Yep I remember when I worked at Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton, I occasionally saw some of the Chelsea squad (around 2005/2006) in there visiting patients in the amputee rehab centre. No media or anything, they were just doing it to brighten up the day of a few youngsters who were going through a shitty time. Robert Huth was one who was there regularly.
     
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