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Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:40 AM
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American Waits Anxiously for Results of Spurs-Aspirin Match!

I've been capitvated by the Tottenham Hotspurs football team and am waiting with baited breath for results of tomorrow's (i believe) BIG match in Leveurkersen, Germany, against the Bayer Aspirins.

Please report as soon as results are in. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in US and i hope Spurs match is not a turkey!

Go Spurs!
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Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:47 AM
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The name of Bayer's team is really the "Aspirins?" I suppose it is better than the "Headaches" or the "Wild Rices."
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Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:59 AM
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No i don't know name of Bayer team - but probably Spurs fans will need some aspirins i think after the match.
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Nov 22nd, 2006, 09:04 AM
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I believe thay're called Bayer Leverkusen.
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Mar 29th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Germany has been conquered and now the Spurs bandwagon rolls on to Seville, Spain, during Holy Week if that oxymoronic fact makes sense!
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:22 PM
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well you know i fell off the bandwagon with the Spurs debacle with Seville - now a ManU fan and it's a perfect fit as i know little of soccer, never go to a match, etc. as audere est farce is like to say.

Go ManU - American bought through and though
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Bayer Aspirins?

Even in the country that invented chutzpah that'd be pushing it. Yes, the Leverkusen team is called Bayer. But there's only one football team in the world with the moral right to call themselves the aspirins (a word that, however much some companies might like to pretend otherwise, ISN'T a brand name). But, being one of my local teams, they're far too self-effacing to do anything so presumptuous.

Chipping Norton Town FC. From where the world got aspirin 100 years before the Leverkusen parvenus had even heard of salicylates.
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:11 PM
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Flanneruk,

I believe that Aspirin is a brand name in Russia. It used to be a protected brand name in the U.S. until its use became generic. (Maybe hsv could enlighten us on intellectual property laws in Germany?)
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Just read in the paper that NASCAR, the American equivalent of english football in terms of the type of fans it attracts and its popularity as the country's number one spectator 'sport' - that seven fans at one track had been permanently banned from buying tickets there because they had tossed objects onto the track!

Now whilst tossing something on a car track could cause a serious accident i guess if all english soccer fans who threw things on the field would be banned i fear there would be no one able to attend???
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:26 AM
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You think throwing things on the field is bad in England, try watching a Mexican or S. American league match. Somtimes you can't even see the grass! thereyet
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:35 AM
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We're quite restrained. You should see the Turks!
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:51 AM
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audere est farce: yes i heard about the terrible treatment English fans got in Turkland a few years ago... and then when they got back to U.K. were chanting "I'd rather be a Paki than a Turk" - this comment though funny in its sick way of demeaning two groups at once, is one reason that causes me to think of many football fans as uncouth uncivil low lives. that said i know many are not - you being one good case and there must be many more. It's usually the actions of a vocal minority that ruin the reputation of all.
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:54 AM
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For those who may be wondering about what, if anything, may be happening following the disgraceful cowardly behaviour of the disgraceful cowardly police in disgracefull cowardly spain* following the Seville game (and I'm sure there are thousands of you)

This is from the official Spurs site>>>>:

Further to our earlier update, the Club can now announce a date for the Forum at which fans affected by incidents in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium can meet with the Club's legal team.
The forum will be held at White Hart Lane on May 17 at 7pm. It is open to fans who attended the match in Seville on April 5 and submitted feedback to the club via [email protected]
To attend, please send a further email to [email protected] stating that you wish to reserve a place at the Forum. Jim Sturman QC will review all reports sent to the Club and all available TV footage of incidents in advance of the meeting.
The Club will issue a more precise running order and format of the evening to proposed attendees.>>>>>

*don't bother - i'll just mention the spanish general elections and that will be that
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May 3rd, 2007, 06:40 AM
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Arsenal great Alan Ball dies and his funeral is in Winchester Cathedral - what gives there?

Wonder: Have Spurs ever won any meaningful title within say the last millenium?
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May 3rd, 2007, 09:33 AM
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Oh dear oh dear.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...up/1321969.stm

(even I know about that one).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.

As for Alan Ball, like a lot of players he played for and managed a number of different clubs in his career, including both Portsmouth and Southampton, and his last home, where he died, was in Hampshire.

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Patrick: thanks for the links. Seems Spurs glory years, like 1961, are far in the past but the team is trying to make it back to near the top in recent years but is still mired in the middle.

Not enough to make me hop back on the Spurs bandwagon so i'll stick with ManU for now though i'm considering Arsenal as a back up.

Sounds like to be a Spurs fan involves a bit of masochism!
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Arsenal great Alan Ball dies and his funeral is in Winchester Cathedral - what gives there?

He lived in Warsash and played for Southampton. He also (mis)managed Portsmouth.

David Beckham was asked to lead the service as he is England's best dead Ball specialist. Boom boom.

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GROAN!!!!!!!!!
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May 4th, 2007, 08:17 AM
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Youch!!!

I found this bit of news from the M.U. - Milan game:

"...four people were stabbed before last Sunday's derby match in Rome, although the local police chief unbelievably stated that 'it was only knives tips in the buttocks of some people, light wounds that will be ok in a few days'"
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