Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Bossa, Apr 6, 2010.
As is yours. Great band.
Actually this is where you are tying yourself in knots, again. Your definition of 'rival' is too strict. Just because it's not a competitive rivalry on the pitch (results-wise etc.), doesn't mean we aren't rivals.
They are trying to win the same league as we are.
They are trying to equal or outdo us.
They are a competitor.
Well....that was easy
You can apply that to just about every team in the league.
AntG, my definition is not too strict. I cited the first few interpretations that appeared on Google.
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Yes we can apply it to every team in the league. What's your point?
You asked for a definition of a rival, I gave you one. I gave you reasons why tottenham match that defintion. You set the parameters.
I don't care for definitions, and I don't need one to hate sp*rs, but I gave you what you asked for...
Outlaw, 'Google' is bad in the wrong hands.
Anyway, playing by those rules, knock yourself and 'google' Arsenal/Spuds rivalry or something similar.
Then, when you're done approaching the tens upon tens of thousands of people, websites, fans, media etc. that refer to our rivalry and correcting them, get back to us and let us know how it all went.
Tottenham aren't competing for the same goals though, irrespective of their grandeurs of delusion. Anyway, I've said my piece, I don't consider Tottenham to be a rival. I consider them to be a club who just happens to come from North London. If people can't accept that then tough luck.
AntG. Let them refer to our supposed rivalry. I know where I stand on the subject.
I dont know about rivals, but they certainly are c*nts.
You won't get an argument from me on that one. They are indeed ****s with small time mentality, which is partly why I hate being associated with them. BTW, the other place misses you.
How you've managed to avoid Sp**s fans outlaw is nothing short of a miracle considering you're a londoner. I have some friends who are Sp**s fans and I work with a few, they're bleedin everywhere
Not many of them about in East London, though I have managed to befriend 2 of them
I've seen enough Spuds on forums to know how they generally are. Besides, Scousers and Mancs are more than enough of a pain in the backside. :wink:
You live around Gate, don't you IBL, or played for one of the teams based here?
Where you at? I swear, I don't think there are many where I'm based. I don't think I can even recall anyone walking around in a Sp**s shirt around my area.
Surely trolling, but I'll bite.
You're displaying (or affecting) a pretty callow understanding of language there Outlaw.
The dictionary's prepared by experts as a description of the language, not handed down by a supreme being as a normative code of how words must be used.
The word "rival" is used to describe the ****ed up relationship between Arsenal and Tottenham every day. If by your lights the dictionary definition doesn't do the job, it's only because the damn thing hasn't caught up yet. I doubt "trequartista" is in there either.
Maybe using the word grants extra dignity to our special bond with Spuds, which often sustains all the mutual respect accorded between a celebrated public figure and a deranged stalker, but that's the word we have.
Yep, very close to the Gate and played for a sunday league team aptly named E7 FC
That's where we differ, don't we, Burnwinter? I don't feel that the word is applicable to Tottenham. I'd say that 'neighbours' is a more apt fit because it's only the close proximity between the two clubs which has signified any sort of rivalry between us during the past 15 or so years.
I do get outlaws points to be fair.
Especially in the 2000s Sp**s fell way way way behind us and i also didnt have any Sp**s mates and so the desire to hate them went down, they were a joke.
Now i have ended up with a group of Sp**s mates as well and the hatred is returning they are also not such a joke anymore so its easier to hate them. Its more of an annoying hate than a full on hate that i have for man united and their cheating ways. The unted hate stems from the amount of london united fans that were blatently Sp**s fans but couldnt handle being ****, so switched to united in secondary school.
thankfully they're few and far between in e. london, and most have the sense never to wear the shirt, but they're around....lurking
connected by Romford road - not good
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