So why exactly are you against Modern Football? Part 5

1 08 2013

And yet more………

12. Stan and James

I don’t have an issue with online betting, apart from the occasions when players bet against their clubs of course, it’s the adverts I can’t stand.

Firstly, they are needless because their target audience –  anyone that watches football – can’t help but be aware of online betting. You cannot walk around a ground, or a pub, without bumping in to hopeful men scanning their mobile phones, or having phrases like “Jesus Forest, you’ve let me down again!!” or “For fuck’s sake Spurs you bunch of pricks, I need another goal” screamed down your ears.

Secondly, the characters in the adverts are all irritating beyond exasperation. Whether it’s the excitable Italian commentator, the long-haired ex-Dennis Pennis or the menacing Ray you’re irritated. Take this advert for Stan James in When Saturday Comes,

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Have you ever seen a more a slappable expression?

13. Sky Sports News

Yesterday they actually tweeted the following like it was important;

“Gareth Bale arrives at Tottenham training ground – more on the developing story on #SSN

14. Legalised Ticket Touts

On Tuesday a “company” called  2 Do in London  – The people that can get “tickets to sold-out events” like “astonishing Concerts, World Famous Musical and Theatre shows, thrilling Football matches etc etc” –  tweeted this;

Arsenal – Liverpool. 02 November. Emirates Stadium. Tickets from £430 GBP. Call us on 0044-7873-511-504 or Email  info@2doinlondon.com.

And this;

Manchester City – Manchester United. 22 Sept. Tickets from £320 GBP. Phone 0044-7873-511-504 or info@2doinlondon.com.

15. The abomination that is “The Support Group

16. The media career of Andy Townsend

No explanation is necessary.

17. The rapidly burgeoning media career of Robbie Savage

See number 16.

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