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I don't care that it's about us, it's just not even slightly funny. There's nothing intelligent about that article or that style of humour whatsoever. He's decided to write a shit series about clubs he knows nothing about, revealing nothing at all about them in the process and having arguments with himself in the paragraphs where what he's read 5 minutes ago on Wikipedia doesn't actually fit what the headings say. Not even slightly subtle or informed. Comments basically sum up who this is for.

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Also 'middle of nowhere' in England really makes no sense. Even if you hate Leicester you can get to London in like an hour and there are plenty of things to see or do around the area. I lived in the middle of nowhere in Vancouver Island and it took about an hour to bike to my closest friend's house.

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How to come across as a complete twat whilst I presume trying to be original and witty!

he's a complete k nob jock must be the American version of stringer

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Spurs seem to have a lot of American fans for some reason.

 

Presume its due to their kit being manufactured by Under Armour and that they had Brad Friedel.

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Spurs seem to have a lot of American fans for some reason.

Presume its due to their kit being manufactured by Under Armour and that they had Brad Friedel.

There's a Jewish association isn't there? Yid Army? Possibly a lot of Jewish-Americans dragged in by the fact it's a club with a fairly large Jewish community.

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How to come across as a complete twat whilst I presume trying to be original and witty!

 

 

Glory hunting yank. I think he misses the point as well that when you glory hunt you're meant to pick someone who wins things.

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It's so ****ing obvious that isn't serious.

 

It's seriously poor though. Do Americans genuinely find shit like that funny? It's the kind of shit I'd laugh at when I was 11 years old.

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It's seriously poor though. Do Americans genuinely find shit like that funny? It's the kind of shit I'd laugh at when I was 11 years old.

It's not funny, partly because it's a terrible attempt at doing something like Deadspin's "Your Team Sucks" NFL team previews.

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No offence to anyone on the forum from the states but god damn I hate when Americans try to be funny! The guy who wrote that has no idea about England, no idea about football, gets all his info from wiki and has a shocking sense of humour. It's not that I'm a Leicester fan annoyed that someone would rip into us like that but more I'm a comedy fan annoyed that someone managed to get that garbage published on a site.

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It's seriously poor though. Do Americans genuinely find shit like that funny? It's the kind of shit I'd laugh at when I was 11 years old.

 

They think that Stephen Colbert's good satire so probably

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Americans i have met supported Barcelona or more to the point Messi

To be fair, there are a few of our trans antlatic cousins on here. Quite a few Americans are pretty knowledgeable about football.

However, this one is just a nob.

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To be fair, there are a few of our trans antlatic cousins on here. Quite a few Americans are pretty knowledgeable about football.

However, this one is just a nob.

lol i will take your word on that, its like me supporting the Bulls in the 90s because Michael Jordan was on fire. I guess you could compare Messi to MJ

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I'm surprised he didn't call us a "soccer" team.

He's American therefore knows next to nothing about humour sarcasm or football

Ignore.

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Nothing like an attempt at humour from an American writer to stoke up the classic American stereotypes from English fans when they talk about football.

Check out the Guardians resident snob Barney Ronay if you want to get your fill of a patronising article of PL football in America. Otherwise take this for what it is and remember:

A) the knowledge of American soccer fans will largely be excellent

B) there really is nothing wrong with the word soccer

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A fair bit of anti-American snobbery in this thread over the last page or so.

The article was unfunny.

The author seems ill-informed and based some of his jokes on the premise "doesn't [insert foreign name] sound weird, huh?".

In mocking America, some of us are doing something similar.

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I'm friends with 2 Spurs fans and neither know anything about football. I had to even explain to one who Harry Kane was when we took him on loan

What is it with Spurs supporters? I've encountered similar and earlier in the year was working with a bloke who it turned out had never heard of Dave Mackay upon being told he'd passed away. They also seem to regard Lineker as their own, which irks me.

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