Posted by Will Turner, Karaoke King at nat0.ucc.ac.uk on January 17, 2004 at 11:05:23:
In Reply to: Okay... posted by Smalls on January 17, 2004 at 10:59:07:
Division 1 does have a play off system. The top 2 clubs automatically qualify for the Premier League (with Man United etc) whereas the rest of the top six compete for that extra place.
In The Premiership, the top 4 compete for Champions League football (The European tournament). The bottom 3 are relegated to division one.
As you go up, teams can get more money. Sky TV pay out more money the higher you get in the leagues, so it's important to finish as high as you can.
Believe me, a real life football game is brutal, passionate and times beautiful. You've been lead to believe that it's a soft sport. I can tell you straight off it isn't, as I saw my bro bust his Achilles after a guy fouled him.
: : 1. I have just got back from home. When I was at home, I could listen to the game with my brothers. I have only sporadic computer updates and I need to show my support.
: No problems with this. Any sport brings forth these feelings.
: : 2. Pele called football "the beautiful game"
: Was Pele high? It's fun to play, no doubt, but to watch it?
: It's like playing Pong except you've not even playing Pong.
: You're watching two other fellas play Pong.
: Back... forth... back... forth... back... forth... back... forth... back... forth... back... IS SOMETHING ABOUT TO HAPPEN?... nope... back... forth... back... forth...
: : 3. Norwich City are 2 points clear at the top of Division 1. A win today takes us five points clear. There are 18 games left after this. If we stay top of the table come May, we get to Premiership football and an extra £20m
: I have no idea what most of this means.
: I never understood this whole European "there's really no such thing as major or minor league teams, every year they join a different tier of competition depending on how they did the year before" thing. It hurts my brain.
: Would it be so hard to just have... like... the London Toothdecay, the Berlin Racists, the Barcelona Sensible Public Transportation, the Rome Assgrabbers, etc in a 16-team league every year, the four best teams have a playoff and there's your champ?
: : 4. As I wrote this Rotheram just equalised. I am now hacked off.
: Tied. They tied it up and now you're angry.
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