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Come on you 'orns [20060521|22:43]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Marco went to the Watford v Leeds game in Cardiff today, and he shot what is possibly the most awesome video of an English football fan in the full grip of post-goal hysteria that I have ever seen. This was taken directly after Watford's third goal. It's only 15 seconds long. Watch it. You won't be sorry. I promise.
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[User Picture]From: slutbunwalla
2006-05-21 22:17 (UTC)
woah.
that gave me chills--the sheer intensity of human emotion...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-22 07:34 (UTC)
Winning the game for them meant moving from the Championship League to the Premiership (the top league in the country) next year, so they were even more excitable than usual, yup.
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[User Picture]From: 3g0
2006-05-21 22:54 (UTC)
Wowsers, and from such a sedate-looking fellow too.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-22 07:40 (UTC)
The fans are completely insane about football here. I think it's where they pour all that energy they used to need for conquering other countries. ;-P
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-05-21 23:58 (UTC)
Good heavens. Was he the fellow making the continued huaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa shout in the same tone at the beginning?

Amazing.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-22 07:41 (UTC)
Actually, I think that was probably coming from Marco. The microphone on that camera doesn't have a very good range.
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2006-05-22 01:50 (UTC)
There something I read about the signalling of the end of the post-modern era that was interesting the other day, but I can't remember what the specifics were or why this reminded me of that. But I think a video posted by someone I feel like I know but have never met on the other side of the world of a crazy guy at a football match has something to with it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-22 08:32 (UTC)
I think I understand. It's amazing, isn't it, being able to share the experience of living in a foreign country by showing snippets of it to friends and family, practically in real time.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-05-22 03:26 (UTC)
Imagine meeting that crowd in a dark alley with the wrong shirt on after a disappointing loss.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-22 08:10 (UTC)
According to Marco, the Watford fans were fairly sedate - if you can call singing and screaming with excitement and elation on the four-hour train ride from London to Cardiff and back again "sedate." In any case, they didn't look like they were going to start any fights. The Leeds fans, on the other hand, were mental. But they are Northerners (and therefore, pugilists). Watford fans are mostly Southerners (and therefore, pansies).
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[User Picture]From: mole6e23
2006-05-22 20:26 (UTC)

London visit

Hey - unrelated to the thread, but I'll be headed out to London for work in 3ish weeks for a week, and then for another trip for a couple weeks a little after that ... get a hold of me if you'd like to say hi ... I think you've got my e-mail ...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-23 07:09 (UTC)
Yay! I'd love to have dinner or something and catch up. I sent you an e-mail at your HMC address. If that's not active then let me know and I'll use the other one I've got.
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