Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by lm_wfc, Apr 19, 2019.
What a headline.
Footballers certainly are a stupid bunch of thunder****s.
Has he never heard of books?
Don't mention the war.
Has he never seen the great escape
Hodgson always was & always will be a weasel.
Maybe you have to be to survive but he’s certainly not Good Ole Uncle Woy.
Strikes me as sly, albeit in a desperately small town way.
Either this herbert is lying or the educational system in North Wales is negligent.
It is, of course, the former.
Even if you somehow managed to make it to adulthood without knowing ANY details whatsoever, I cannot possibly understand how any child in the UK could reach the age of maturity without having had it drummed into their head that Nazis = bad.
It beggars belief.
Quite. I mean would you not watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and ponder who these baddies were? Kids are exposed to Nazis = bad continuously even if it is subliminal.
If he knows nothing about Nazi’s what was the salute for?
He’s a good and honest individual according to report.
He’s also, imho, a liar and an idiot.
He gets let off and Troy's 3 match ban is upheld. Mind boggling.
He might know that the Nazis had some moral shortcomings without knowing that the stiff-arm salute was a Nazi thing. If he's never seen a war film or Allo All, that is.
I suggest that Mr IBB puts him in touch with the country's leading sitcom specialist
Words fail me!
If ever I need legal assistance I must seek out his lawyer,miracle worker to get WH off this charge.
Mr IBB at the Fed Cup today and tomorrow so well out of Wayne's World!
The Owl is a bit of a berk,as I've stated before.
Doesn't remember his school song and was wandering around,looking lost in the Royal Box at Wimbledon a few years back.
Not a very good footballer either,according to Mr IBB.
No one survives at the top that long without being either a genius or,as you say RD,'sly'.
The Owl is not a genius.
Maybe Dad's Army should be required viewing for 11 year olds.
Maybe a full GCSE in 70s sitcoms.
If you look hard enough I'm certain there will be a university in this country that will offer a degree in either!
I myself will be offering a degree in Felicity Kendal Studies.
Distance learning, I’ll email the certificate in advance, high fee paying Chinese students preferred.
Can I put you down for a place?
Is it easier than The New Testament in Ancient Greek?
A more visually oriented syllabus.
Especially the module on Bending Over.
Put my name down then,I'm reasonable at bending over,but not too good at digging the garden!
What is it with goalkeepers?
Mark Bosnich was fined a grand and suspended for 3 games after this infamous salute at White Hart Lane in 1996. He defended himself by suggesting that he was playing along with the Spurs fans who were winding him up about a previous incident involving himself and Jurgen Klinsmann. He said he reacted in a "Basil Fawlty" type way to play along with the joke.
Perhaps Hennessey should have played the Fawlty card which would have been slightly less ludicrous than trying to fob us off with his slender knowledge of the Nazi's defence.
....did they play three at the back?
They did in Escape to Victory.. with Max Von Sydow playing sweeper.
Palace are a disgraceful bunch of dishonest *****. The FA are a comical collection of mugs
That's worrying. Imagine all the potential recruits with a catchment area that size!
Don’t get people started on Gomes again.
Sales will plummet in Thornton Heath from two to zero after that!
Sure. I often find that men who do Nazi salutes at Germans are entirely innocent.
Nothing to see here.
How tall was Hitler and where did he live?
The worst thing is he probably wasn't lying. Let that sink in.
Bosnich is of Croat heritage and many Croats and Kosovans and Albanians were in cahoots with the Nazi's in the Balkans. The Ustase and Handschar were just as nasty as the Gestapo and while names like Buchenwald, Auschwitz are well known a place like Jasenovac is hardly known today.
As for Hennessey he is dumb much like the lionized and adored Beckham who once sported an Adolf Eichmann t-shirt. I do blame the education system which has been dumbed down consistently in the last two decades and the dumbing down of the nation in general. At a time when knowledge is so freely available for anyone prepared to learn people are more interested in the lowest common denominator. Of course history is a vast subject and will only continue to grow. You can specialize in a certain area. Sanitation studies in history for example. The career of the last great Roman emperor Valentinian and so on and so forth.
But the level of general history knowledge is appallingly bad among the population. A history teacher on a recent quiz did not even know in which war Arnhem took place. And we are not talking about the operational details, strategic objectives, poor intelligence and clash of egos behind the failure.
I wholeheartedly agree with this. You can regularly see people on TV quiz shows who have a startling lack of knowledge of what seem quite basic facts about history and geography and the like. Of course you could argue that for someone born in the 90s WW2 was 50 years before they were born, but that is comparable to WW1 for me and I think I know a reasonable amount about that period.
I’ve never come across the Beckham/Eichmann T-shirt thing. When was that and what was it about?
Some fan or prankster sent the vegetable a t-shirt with the bespectacled face of Eichmann on it. Like the grinning idiot he is and anything for publicity he sported it on social media oblivious to the fact he was wearing a shirt with a genocidal maniac on it. Remember how low this country has gone with the tabloids raising this pillock to be the new Messiah and asking people to pray for his foot injury to recover before a World Cup. The fawning over and idolization of the dumb, the talentless and the vacuoys seems to have become the norm. People like the hideous Delevingne for example. Or another idiot from a reality show.
The BBC seem to have lowered themselves to this level. Barely a mention recently for example of the passing of Sydney Brenner for instance. And of course Michael Gompertz prattling on about some artistic genius in his opinion as a so called cognoscenti when in actual fact it's utter rubbish and requires zero skill to accomplish. Cultural relativism seems the norm now at the Beeb so as not to hurt anyone's feelings.
If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.
The BBC is, in my view, a feeble, timid shadow of what it was.
MOTD & UC are the only shows we watch regularly.