Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6987 posts, RR: 11 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
Ok, last night Manchester City (soccer team for those not in the know) could have easily wrapped up the game by half time, but no, never ones to take the easy route, they concede a goal and then get into injury time, have another injury to extend injury time, and only then, as the crowd are leaving, do they do the decent thing and actually put the ball in the net with the last action of the game. What is it about them?
Great goal by Micah Richards though. Hopefully he won't get whisked away by richer teams.
KiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2166 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
I support the All Blacks, the New Zealand rugby union team. They are consistently the best team in the world, except for world cup time when they struggle to get past the semis. Imagine the surprised look on my girlfriends face as I fling bottles across the room in disgust. I'm usually a mild mannered chap.
In a different vein, the New Zealand cricket team on paper are not packed with stars. Yet occasionally they seem to pull out a great result. It's euphoria.
Either one of those teams will drive me to jump of a bridge at some time in the next few years.
As a fellow sufferer, I just knew what was going to happen after about 20 minutes when they stil hadn't scored.
I was chatting to my Dad after the game, and he was telling me (as he always does!) that they've always been like that, ever since he first stood on the terraces in 1946.
And they have too. The only side ever to win the league title and follow it up with relegation. Relegation despite being the leading scorers in the division too .
To have a player score 6 goals in an FA Cup game - and lose. Only City could do that.
I don't know why it is that clubs have traits that seem to last for decade after decade. City have always managed to shoot themselves in the foot in a way that no other club manages. It's really strange.
Though it does mean that City fans have a sense of humour and irony unmatched by any other club. They have to.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
Quoting Banco (Reply 5): And they have too. The only side ever to win the league title and follow it up with relegation. Relegation despite being the leading scorers in the division too .
Quoting Banco (Reply 5): I don't know why it is that clubs have traits that seem to last for decade after decade.
Like Newcastle Utd destined nver to win anything you mean
Does Plymouth Argyle give me a rollercoaster ride ? Erm not exactly - they're never that exciting. Currently on an upward curve in the Championship though. Seems like we'll be safe well before the end of the season which is a bit of a novelty.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Kovi17 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
shoot yea, being an atlanta thrashers fan i was happy once we got to 6th in the east, then we dropped like 8 or 9 games in a row, and well i hope we get our crap togeather after the olympic break, damn
true i cant bitch that much about the thrashers, but having the best team you ever had and you have a lot of promise to make the playoffs and they are slacking? still doesnt feel too good and makes ya say maybe next year once again. I guess thats the same with leafs, maybe next year is the year they win the cup, i sure hope ya guys do soon!
Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
In Brazil, the ongoing joke is that SC Corinthians supporters are sufferers because of this exact reason. Last season, they could have clinched the league title with about 4 matchdays left and they waited until the last matchday to finally secure the title. In many championship matches, they have won in overtimes, with goals in injury time and the whole lot. I guess they think it's just more exciting. The funny thing is the team has been through about 3-4 different administrations (higher ups, not coaches and all, the Brazilian league is notorious for multiple coaching changes in the same team throughout the year, right now Corinthians' coach is threatened to be fired because the team isn't doing too well, but the man just brought home the cup last year and won their first Libertadores, SA's CL, match!) in the last 20-odd years and everytime it's the same roller coaster ride.
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
The New York Mets are a roller coaster ride.
Here is a example of a game last year.
Pedro Martinez was pitching against the Padres and was 5 outs away from not only winning the game but he was 5 outs away from pitching a no hitter (the first in Mets history). Not only did he not get the no hitter, he and the Mets lost the game!
In the 8th inning Antonio Perez tripled off the center field wall, the Mets center fielder Gerald Williams could of caught the ball but he misplays the ball BADLY, it ends up as a double. Next batter was Jayson Werth who hits a game winning 2 run home run.