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Old 07-01-2014, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Only gob****es who like the bigoted GAA call it soccer, the rest of us call it football.

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Originally Posted by Paddy the Plasterer View Post
Sorry, mate, you're the one spreading disinformation here.

It doesn't matter what the national Assocs are called. That's not what people, i.e the man on the street, call it.
For example, in Ireland, Football = Gaelic, Soccer = Soccer.
Here, take a look at the sports section of the the Irish National Broadcaster, RTE, and Ireland's three biggest daily newspapers....
RTÉ Sport: Irish and International Sport News, Fixtures and Results
Sport - Independent.ie
Sports News | Latest Sports Results & Fixtures | The Irish Times
Sport | Irish Examiner

What do you see there? Yeah, that's right mate, they all call it Soccer.

The name Soccer is an ENGLISH word, invented by ENGLISH people, and used throughout the ENGLISH speaking world. There is nothing silly about the name.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Only gob****es who like the bigoted GAA call it soccer, the rest of us call it football.
No, mate, only gob****es who hate the "GAH" and live in housing estates in Tallaght and walk around wearing Man U and Liverpool jersies and call each other "Manc" and "Scouse" cvnts in fake northern English accents call it football.
The rest of the country, i.e the majority, calls it soccer.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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No, mate, only gob****es who hate the "GAH" and live in housing estates in Tallaght and walk around wearing Man U and Liverpool jersies and call each other "Manc" and "Scouse" cvnts in fake northern English accents call it football.
The rest of the country, i.e the majority, calls it soccer.
lol not really
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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lol not really
Yes really mate. You have obviously shown your anti-GAA bias in early post, hence you have marked yourself as one of those self-loathing Dubs that hate the "GAH" and go out of their way to use British terminology like 'football'.

I have already demonstrated that every major media outlet, TV and print, uses the term soccer. This reflects the fact that that is the preferred term by the general populace. I know that bothers a certain self-hating minority of the Irish population, but most Irish people are comfortable in their Irishness and have no problem embracing Hurling and Gaelic Football and the Association variety of football, the latter which they refer to as soccer so as not to confuse it with the former.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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Australia and New Zealand changed their associations from soccer to football in the 2000s to keep pace with the rest of the world. In Ireland the association is called football not soccer.
It doesn't matter if they label themselves as football. People in those countries still call it soccer.

Even in the U.S. and Canada, there are teams that label themselves as FCs. (Toronto FC, FC Dallas, Minnesota United FC) They still call the sport soccer though.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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The name Association Football never existed. FIFA is an International Federation of Football Associations, the union of the associations of all the countries and continents.
That's not true. FIFA uses the term "association football" on their website.

Classic Football History of the Game - FIFA.com

Classic Football History of the Game - FIFA.com
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL
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The reality is that the official name of the sport is Association Football and both "Football" and "Soccer" are acceptable alternate names for the sport.

The issue is that essentially almost the rest of the world outside of America refers to the sport as "Football" or "Futbol" (in Spanish language). In America, when the sport of American "Football" was created there was a widespread lack of awareness and overall cultural ignorance in America for the sport of Association Football, this combined with decades of sports media influence of American "Football" and an extremely powerful lobby of NFL/College Football organizations it has gotten to a point where when the word "Football" is mentioned in America it immediatly overrides the sport of Association Football and is immediatly assumed as American Football. The fact that this was caused by a cultural perception is what causes many people (especially outside of America) to get "worked up" when Americans say soccer.

GO USMNT WORLD CUP 2014!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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The reality is that the official name of the sport is Association Football and both "Football" and "Soccer" are acceptable alternate names for the sport.

The issue is that essentially almost the rest of the world outside of America refers to the sport as "Football" or "Futbol" (in Spanish language). In America, when the sport of American "Football" was created there was a widespread lack of awareness and overall cultural ignorance in America for the sport of Association Football, this combined with decades of sports media influence of American "Football" and an extremely powerful lobby of NFL/College Football organizations it has gotten to a point where when the word "Football" is mentioned in America it immediatly overrides the sport of Association Football and is immediatly assumed as American Football. The fact that this was caused by a cultural perception is what causes many people (especially outside of America) to get "worked up" when Americans say soccer.

GO USMNT WORLD CUP 2014!!
It's not just Americans who use the term soccer. People in many English speaking countries, Canada, Aus, NZ, Ire, South Africa etc have also historically used the term. The reason for this is that all those countries have other forms of football that historically have been more popular, or as popular, as soccer. So the term soccer was used to help differentiate.

That is one of the great ironies of the game of soccer, in that the English invented the game, but in many of the former English colonies it was actually a minority sport (add India and Pakistan into the mix), yet in large parts of the rest of the world it became the most popular sport.

So there is no need to pin this on Americans or feel bad about using the term soccer.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: IL
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Whatever anyone calls it, I learned something from this thread. I'll still call it soccer in the USA and futebol in Brasil.

I can't believe people call pants "knickers"...
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Finland
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No it's not really that. In Italian it's called calcio and in Finland jalkapallo, which is a direct translation. The thing you guys play is ridiculed here as kainalomuna, armpit egg, officially American Football. Nothing to do with the English or Spanish name.

The arrogance goes two ways, I guess. We call the NFL, Australian or Canadian football derogatory names as we know nothing about them. Personally, I think the NFL was the most boring thing ever after the Friends final season. For us football has always ment our football, not yours. Call your and our football what you want, it's not our business, but understand that every single country in the world except the US, CAN, AUS and NZ associate the word 'football' with our football, not yours. Just deal with it. Similarily I don't think most of you are upset if the rest of the world uses the metric system and not the British imperial one. Just deal with your insularity.
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