Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Am Sol Cambell Away at Tottenham

Wait -- ow! I take it back! Mark Hughes is a genius!
Long Live ADUG!

This marks the first time I've been called a cunt, a cock, unfunny, puerile, Richard Shittall, retarded, pathetic, a pathetic piece of shite, a potential toilet-scrubber, brilliant(!), and a waste of space all before noon EST. Well, at least since middle school.

But I guess with twenty or so hateful comments already...mission accomplished? Erm, 'enjoy.'

7 comments:

Fredorrarci said...

Well, I liked it, but if the readers of EPL Talk don't, then...

Something I've noticed a couple of times on EPL Talk is how there'll be a series of abusive comments in quick succession, as if someone on a forum has linked to the piece ("CHEK OUT THIS PEACE OF SHIT!!! LET EPL TALK NO WHAT U THINK OF IT!!!"), or as if it's one person posted under a range of pseudonyms.

If it's any consolation, someone commenting on my Maradona/Pelé post on Soccerlens a few months back called me English...

The Gaffer said...

Funny thing was that I cleaned out the really vile comments, so those weren't the worst of the lot.

I agree with Fredorrarci. Some Man City fans must have teamed up on this one. Probably on MySpace judging by the maturity of the comments!

It created a spark, though, which is definitely a good sign.

Cheers,
The Gaffer

luminoir said...

don't let it get to you mate, it was well funny and I appreciate the subversive humour above damn transfer rumours any time.

Richard Hill Parks III said...

Ah, bosh to it all! Sprout your hydraic head, multiply, multiply! This is heady stuff, after all. That comment strain was really awesome/exciting to read. Huzzah I say!

Just-Football: said...

Haha I love seeing the indignant reactions of people too blinded by rage to establish what is just a bit of fun. Some of those comments were genius! Good Sol Campbell parallel too.

Richard Whittall said...

Thanks all! (Especially you Sparky!) Never have I felt better about being called Richard Shittall.

Brian said...

What I loved about the whole exchange was the way your post and the comments flowed together to create a kind of comedic ouroboros. You brought parody, they brought self-parody. You brought ironic exaggeration, they brought unconscious exaggeration. You brought writing a cohesive paragraph, they brought knowing how to spell the word "cunt" seven times out of eleven. There was a kind of terrible majesty to it.