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8 minutes ago, Barry Ferguson's Hat said:

Nonsense. 

Take a look back at the various styles of play back in the 80s or early 90s. The difference between German, Spanish, Italian, French, Yugoslav, British sides was stark in contrast to what you see now.

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Nationality has increasingly little to do with football. The English league happens to be played in England. A large number of the players, managers, owners, fans and TV/online viewers aren't English. Nothing wrong with that of course, but the physical location of the matches is the only thing that differentiates it from the other big European leagues.

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18 hours ago, sjc said:

Take a look back at the various styles of play back in the 80s or early 90s. The difference between German, Spanish, Italian, French, Yugoslav, British sides was stark in contrast to what you see now.

there's absolutely something to be said for initially nationalistic traits which disappear over a period of time, leading to the current state of affairs with a far more homogenous game

anyone over thirty will easily be able to identify a player's nationality by being given one or two traits which were always deemed to be typical of that nation; it may have just been 'typecasting' to a certain extent, by a lazy press and commentators looking to emphasise the differences between teams from one league or another, but there was much more than a grain of truth in it; the change has taken place from the late 80's until now, alongside the wider exposure of games from other countries, the trafficking of players after Bosman, ease of travel, expanded european competitions etc etc

I'm sure you can draw parallels with pornography. Today, there are very distinct styles of - say - German, Spanish, French, Russian and UK-made filth as we are stlll relatively early in the period where the internet has allowed access to the sites, sights and sounds of other countries, and recognisably different styles are able to maintain their individual appeal (PornHub categorises videos by their country of origin, for instance); in a decade or so, it will all have morphed in to a far less distinctive morass of generic depravity, although I'd like to think there will still be a place for niche, parochial interests in the same way that fans of "real football" today turn their backs on the cosmopolitan clown-show which is the top flight game, and go back to their far more traditional and nationalistic roots by watching lower-league fare...

I'll be going to Wingate & Finchley v Lewes this weekend, before hunting down as many Fiona Cooper videos on-line as I can find, with the Premier League waffling on unwatched on MOTD 😉

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46 minutes ago, Herman Hessian said:

 

I'm sure you can draw parallels with pornography. Today, there are very distinct styles of - say - German, Spanish, French, Russian and UK-made filth as we are stlll relatively early in the period where the internet has allowed access to the sites, sights and sounds of other countries, and recognisably different styles are able to maintain their individual appeal (PornHub categorises videos by their country of origin, for instance); in a decade or so, it will all have morphed in to a far less distinctive morass of generic depravity, although I'd like to think there will still be a place for niche, parochial interests in the same way that fans of "real football" today turn their backs on the cosmopolitan clown-show which is the top flight game, and go back to their far more traditional and nationalistic roots by watching lower-league fare...

I'll be going to Wingate & Finchley v Lewes this weekend, before hunting down as many Fiona Cooper videos on-line as I can find, with the Premier League waffling on unwatched on MOTD 😉

well this thread has taken a wholly unexpected,but interesting,turn

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1 hour ago, tongue_tied_danny said:

Oh and German Goo Girls is far better than any UK produced porn.

Absolutely correct - far better than the lamentable parade of skanks on British Bukkake Babes and the like; that said - and in typical German style - Mr Thompson's oeuvre is horrifically over-produced and very intense to the point of being almost industrial - you could say it's all a bit too "in your face"...

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