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Rugby Vs Football

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Very Proud (AKA Still Proud), Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    I've been putting up with the Rugby media love-in and the eggchasers unwarranted rise to the moral high ground over football in recent years, but it's always been pretty passive on their part and I'll watch it occasionally so hasn't really bothered me.

    Anyhow I've noticed this taking a more arrogant position in recent weeks on social media with the followers of the funny shaped ball game having open pops with video's and pictures comparing the virtues of the two games and even referring to the beautiful game as soccer!!

    So I thought I'd put together a list of top ten reasons why Football is better than Rugger:

    1. If it wasn't for Football, rugger wouldn't exist.
    2. Rugby only exists because one kid was too thick to understand that only the goalkeeper could pick the ball up.
    3. Rugby is played by the kids to are too big, clumsy and awkward to be able to play football.
    4. 270 million people (4% of the world's population) play football, only 4.5m play rugby
    5. Footballers do foul each other, but tend to refrain from gouging, punching, intentionally breaking vertebrae with knees and spiking fellow professionals.
    6. Rugby fans say Football fans can't hold their drinks, oh yeah think again fat boys we know what you get up to in your club house's!

    I have a few to go so contributions would be welcome.....
     
  2. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

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    I prefer rugby union to football in so many ways. Sorry.
     
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    Wolvesthrunthru Just doesn't shut up

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    Players attitude to the referee and his decisions being just two
     
  5. North West Wanderer

    North West Wanderer Just doesn't shut up

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    Absolutely. More discipline too.
     
  6. HowfenWolf

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    Discipline as in RU not league?
     
  7. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    Really!!

    Got to admit that as far as respect to officials is concerned it's streets ahead in Rugby, but regards discipline as sited by others. I'm not so sure


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  8. kennyB

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    Rugby League - love it- man's game. Don't worry about the ball, just get on with the game. Go Wigan!
     
  9. Sheriff Woody

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    Snap. If there's a Union game on BT Sport or Sky at the same time as football I'll watch the rugby instead.................. except when Wolves are on, then I Sky+ the Rugby and watch it once the torture is over.
     
  10. Rugby is a mans game -players carry on with injuries that would put me out of action for months - Footballers roll round in agony if they break a nail.

    Rugby supporters sit together with no trouble (probably because all the fighting takes place on the pitch)
     
  11. JamesWolves

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    prefer the NFL over rugby all day long and at times in the 2014 season of NFL its been alot better to watch than football
     
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    I'm with NWW on this one. As much as I enjoy football it can't rival rugby union.
     
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    Going off at a tangent but talking of Rugby(League) I saw some of this weekend's series and Wigan's pitch is absolutely diabolical and is bound to have a major effect on their struggle to stay up.It is a mudbath and I just question what they can do as it is used every week so it is doubtful that it can be re-layed.
    I appreciate that Blackpool's is like the beach but at least they will have the close season unlike Wigan.
     
  14. Rhoswolf

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    Me too, far prefer to watch rugby on Sky than football
     
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    7) They play with an egg.
    8) It falls just behind watching paint dry for entertainment although to give it credit it still beats both cricket and golf.
    9) They cannot throw it forwards.
    10) Despite having 3 different versions (league, union and the stuff the americans play) they still haven't found a way of making it more entertaining than watching paint dry.
     
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    To those detracting it, ever played it properly? That's how I fell in love with it. Brutally wonderful
     
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    I was never a huge fan of Union but then I went to the England v All Blacks game a couple of years back and have been hooked ever since. The atmosphere was so much better and more friendly than at the football.

    Having said that, is it bad that I prefer watching the cricket to either these days (unless Wolves are involved of course)?!
     
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    if rugby was how it used to be, epitomised by the 73 barbarians - allblacks, great.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMd7PQavavw

    but its not, the hulks have taken over from the artists, the games the sporting equivalent of the battle of stalingrad
     
  20. bod101

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    the main reason i dislike is being made to play it at school.
     
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    I fully expect Coventry to have a similar experience now that Wasps are their landlords. I don't think it will be too long before there are arguments put forward for both stadiums to have 3G pitches.
     
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    Big fan of NFL too. I've been watching it since the mid-80's when it was first on Channel 4 but it's only in the last couple of years that I've bothered to learn the rules!
     
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    This injury stuff is lies also. Don't get me wrong they take some big hits & it takes it's toll but being tackled by arms/shoulders around your waist & upper body is nowhere near as dangerous injury wise as having your legs kicked & ankles studded. Football is about you legs & that is where the game is played, Rugby is more weight & upper body with the game played higher up, which is not as bad.

    Love them both especially internationals but like Cricket not a fan of the regular games. Decent day out though.
     
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    Rugby is just played by big lads and is boring. Football has so many more components, it not just who is bigger and stronger, they rely on a technical and tactical side much more with the physical implements added in. The reason players don't respect the ref in football is because the refs are weak and the player can get an advantage. The best managers will get them to be like that because the margins are so small and the winnings are so much.

    I bet many of you would be a right $$$$ at work to get as far as you could and be successful.
     
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    I suppose if Wolverhampton had a rugby team more would watch, follow it. Who Is the nearest team to us.
     
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    Seems Wolves are merely a sporting sideline for many of us! Personally I always find it a bit odd when people are single sport fanatics but as football gets more and more dominant I think there will be more and more people who dont watch any other sport.

    As for me cricket was always my number 1 game but much like football it has messed round with fixtures to extent (test matches used to start on a Thursday) I just go when I can be arsed now rather than buy tickets months in advance. Wolves will always be the only team in any sport i support with a real intensity though, as much as I have a soft spot for Halesowen Town and Worcestershire CCC.

    Re the egg chasers I played at school and quite enjoyed it. I do think that since professionalism the players have got fitter and faster to point that its almost not safe; see recent issues re concussion in the Wales v England game.

    Most of its fans seem to talk about physicality and intensity rather than entertainment. Overall I am not a great fan. and yes, they can be a superior bunch. Quite a lot of racism and homophobia too but tends to be institutional rather than chanted about on European metro systems.
     
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    Worcester?
     
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    Wolverhampton
     
  29. Shorey83

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    Have we. Never heard of it or seen it in my life.
     
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    Based at Castlecroft. Wear gold and black hoops!


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    Haven't bridgenorth got a rugby team aswell.
     
  32. Sheriff Woody

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    I agree to some extent. I was brought up by a Rugby mad Dad (he played for Mossley back in the late '60s and 70's) and spent large parts of my childhood being 'forced' to watch the Baa Baa's against the All Blacks and the great Welsh sides (he wasn't even Welsh!) on video. Phil Bennett, Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, Derek Quinnell along with Charlie Faulkner, Bobby Windsor and Graham Price or the Viet Gwent as they were known are all names I remember well from my childhood.

    Having said that I think the tide is turning and a little bit of the artistry is starting to return to Union. Coaches, clubs and players alike are starting to realised that it's not all about the big guys smashing into the opposition and tactical kicking from your skill players, it just ends up as a battle of attrition or a watered down slower version of League. The likes of Ford, Joseph, Eastmond, Watson etc at Bath have been playing great skilful rugby for the past couple of years and are now in the running for places in the England 15. Don't get me wrong we're not going to see the physique of a Union player change too much but I think the way the game is being played is on an upward curve.
     
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    Completely and utterly wrong IMO. Rugby is far from "just big lads" - hugely technical - much more than football.
     
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    You can often stand at a rugby match and drink on the terraces - not bovril - and it seems like watching football in the 50 and 60's before the thugs. And at the moment it seems light years away from the very commercial fare on offer at many football clubs.
     
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    This is a joke right?
     
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    It wasn't until I sat and thought about it that I realised how much I love football more than any other sport.

    Golf I will watch...the Ryder Cup especially (probably my favourite event).

    International Cricket I like - little or no interest in domestic games
    England in the Rugby union - no interest in domestic games

    if there is a media love in at the moment it is, for some unfathomable reason, with American football which to me, like most American Sports, is the height of tedium.

    Equally unwatchable for me are Horse racing and motor sport.
     
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  38. Sheriff Woody

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    I agree, he clearly has never been actively involved in either playing or watching to come to that conclusion. Either that or he was taking the $$$$.
     
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    NFL for me too. The Wembley games are a fantastic event. Rugby never has, and never will interest me. I love visiting new stadiums, and I ticked Twickenham off the list thanks to a Rihanna concert as a birthday treat for my daughter, lol.
     
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    I suspect the first, which is fine. But IMO he's absolutely wrong. Incredibly technical.
     

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