violence & sport

05-10-2004, 09:35 PM
Unfortunately Football/Soccer has always had trouble with fans fighting and hooligans, a film has just been released which its main aim it says is to potray male culture and open peopels eyes to football and hooliganism, this is fictional storyline film by the way.

I think its bullshit that it educates people and i think it does more harm than good and gives potentially violent people the heros and role models once you bring it to big screen and glamaorise it, just wondered other peoples views.....

Conan the Librarian
05-10-2004, 09:47 PM
Conan would gladly knock the living daylights out of Elijah Wood.

05-10-2004, 09:55 PM
LOL good man :clap2:

05-10-2004, 11:40 PM
What movie is that?

05-11-2004, 12:57 AM
its a film to be released just before Euro 2004 championships.

its such poor taste its just like the gary newman film that portayed west ham firm, its just poor taste, sorry if i sound a bore and a killjoy but I dont see how it makes a film, its sick, doucomentaries are good and give people an insight, can anyone see where i am comign from????? a film shot on low budget like fill monty and they re football yobs that beat people up, yeah great give all the teenage phycos out there new ideas.

05-11-2004, 01:00 AM
whats taking piss even more is they got half of actors as ex hooligans.......

so called reformed hooligans are always so keen to write books and pretend to eb the next god of khama but always so mad to get books ad films out about it

05-11-2004, 01:06 AM
It sounds interesting. I wonder if it'll be released in Australia. Like even if I don't agree with the notions of the film, I'd still watch it and take out my own interpretation.

Is elijah wood in it?? haha

Recently, I've been a little bit more concerned with **** and sport.

05-11-2004, 01:11 AM
I'm all in favor of violence, but sport has got to go!

05-11-2004, 01:21 AM
I'm all in favor of violence, but sport has got to go!


05-11-2004, 01:24 AM
I'm all in favor of violence, but sport has got to go!

I feared that was coming you sod.... lmao

05-11-2004, 01:29 AM
seriouslly though its not funny whe you see young kids crying and pubs and bars being smashed up and angry guys one the rampage you hope its something that is dying out, you really dont need films abot it and get to like character etc and understand his ways, only take the wrong brain and wrong person and they are inspired.

05-11-2004, 02:05 AM
I hate hooliganism as well... I deterioartes football sooo much....
Here they don't know this kind of violence with sports...EX: during hockey games fans are mixed up and nothing happens...

Oh well... I also remember being scared of hooligans when i was younger...

Can't imagine what's gonna happen during World Cup 2006 in Germany...

05-11-2004, 03:08 AM
I feared that was coming you sod.... lmao

sorry, i'm :silly:

seriously, I agree with you that the connection is regrettable, and shouldn't be encouraged or glorified.

05-11-2004, 05:11 AM
Here they don't know this kind of violence with sports...EX: during hockey games fans are mixed up and nothing happens...

:eek: Are you talking about Canada? :eek:

Have you been to some Junior hockey games that the parents yelled at each other and fists were flying? It's not very typical but happens :p

And yes, at the professional levels, the fans are very sensible and reasonable until their team won the Stanley Cup. :o

05-16-2004, 07:23 PM
that link is even worse here in belfast, cos religion is added to the mix :(

when there is a rangers and celtic match which has a controversial score all of a sudden fights start and graffiti appears

fights also start between loyalist clubs here (glentoran and linfield), it goes far deeper than rivalry :rolleyes:

05-16-2004, 07:32 PM
Or people find out your nationality, and assume something about you that is so far from the truth, and pursue it to no end. I find it so upsetting when someone refuses to shake my hand after I win a match, and give a glare the entire match. On one occassion recently, I was threatened before a club competetion. However, these people are in a small minority. I find that only two people in a year will do that to me, and that the majority of players who I know actually like having me around, irregardless of my ethnicity.

P.S. I seem to be in a ranting mood today, sorry everyone.