Fantasy Footie Returns to Slugger

Calling all footie fanatics and/ or armchair supporters: Fantasy Footie has returned to Slugger! Slugger’s Fantasy Footie League last year attracted 70+ teams and was eventually won by Lokomotiv Galway. If you fancy your chances or simply want to take part for the craic, visit the site for the rules and follow the simple steps to get your team set up. Here’s the code you’ll need to enter to join The Slugger League: 784747-132011. Spread the word and make sure you get your team in asap- first points will be won this weekend.

  • Emo

    Joined up.

  • USA

    Bring it on….

  • Pig Champion RIP

    I’m in.

    This ‘ground football’ game seems like a good lark. 😉

  • Damien Okado-Gough

    In.

  • páid

    I see the DUP have freshened up their logo… 😉

  • Nice to see Sluggers Republicans participating fully in the shared culture of our British Isles.

    The Times Fantasy League kicks ass this year.

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    We love British Soccer! We love English Soccer!

    …as another interest to have.

    …and sure there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?

    Come on Sunderland!

    Come on Fulham!

  • I hate football, its an oppressive symbol of British colonialism weakening Republican resolve turning us all into pansies.
    Brits out, Footie out
    There you go ziznivy, some of us are still hard-core die-hards

  • nearly had you there 🙂

  • Youse probably watch Eastenders as well. So saturated by the dominant culture they profess to reject! 🙂

    One culturally British archipelago! 🙂

  • Damien Okado-Gough

    Does it matter which foot you kick with? (I’ll get me coat)

  • Carlito

    In the “real” world, the United team have just passed me arriving at the Radisson at the gasworks. No sign of an official welcome by Mr Poots.

  • Todd

    I guess Ziznivy that you’ll register Ireland as your country of Origin then!!!

  • Dessertspoon

    Hey Carlito – get me a few autographs will you!!

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    Some news, Ronaldo hasn’t travelled with the United squad today, so he probably won’t play tonight, unless he jets in on a chartered flight, like all prima donna upstarts.

  • Eastenders est verbotten, seriously 😉

  • Carlito

    Dessertspoon

    Re – autographs

    I thought I had got Ronaldo, Nani and Kuszczak, but they turned out to be hotel staff.

  • kensei

    “#

    Youse probably watch Eastenders as well. So saturated by the dominant culture they profess to reject! 🙂

    One culturally British archipelago! 🙂 ”

    I much prefer House, Heroes, Battlestar Galatica, Scrubs, Family Guy, the Adult Swim stuff. One giant American World, more like.

    The US had it all wrong. They just needed to tie export of US TV to support for Iraq, and that place would have been flattened, fixed and the keys handed over in a week.

  • No sign of an official welcome by Mr Poots

    Mr Poots was probably too busy preparing his speech (in Irish); he is appearing at Feile 2007’s Talkback tonight at St Louise’s.

    West Belfast….Give Him Hell!!!!
    (or at least some reasonably challenging questions)

  • páid

    Hey Ziz,

    I’m in, a lifelong follower of Man United.

    But here’s the thing. I follow rugby (including cheering on the Lions) and GAA also.

    And I speak Irish as well.

    Not mutually exclusive you see.

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    Here we go again with the schoolkid antics.

    Ziznivy with the very British name….

    ‘Youse probably watch Eastenders as well. So saturated by the dominant culture they profess to reject! :-)’

    -Indeed – Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, The Bill, infact all of ITV, Big Brother, etc.. top quality BRITISH tv viewing for all to enjoy! and again…..sure why not, aren’t we all cut from the one cloth and enjoy the same, although there is such a thing as good and bad taste!

    ‘One culturally British archipelago! :-)’

    – Yes indeed, We love British TV, we love BRITAIN, sure all our relatives are over there, and there’s over here, but at the end of the day, it’s good to live in a republic and have autonomy where a nation can make decisions for itself, have its own head of state, flag etc… Now that ye got ‘Home Rule’ too ye’ll begin to enjoy the same, and maybe feel a true sense of belonging to the land you’re born in not a convienient political contrivance.

  • Pounder

    Dude did you admit to liking Big Brother? Shame on you. Read Dead Famous by Ben Elton, much more entertaining.

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    Pounder – Big Brother is superb TV viewing!

    Should be compulsory viewing for all!

    🙂

  • “and maybe feel a true sense of belonging to the land you’re born in not a convienient political contrivance.”

    You do realise every national identity and nation state is a political contrivance? Maybe you should try campaigning for a return to a state which doesn’t represent a self-conscious negation of the shared culture and history of these islands.

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    ‘Maybe you should try campaigning for a return to a state which doesn’t represent a self-conscious negation of the shared culture and history of these islands.’

    ….and are ye oblivious to the fact of why such ‘a self-conscious negation of the shared culture and history of these islands’ might have ever come about in the first place? Did your history lessons begin with 1922?

    Me, well I’m all in favour of the shared culture of these islands, but I’m not in favour of one dominant culture calling the shots all the time.

  • “….and are ye oblivious to the fact of why such ‘a self-conscious negation of the shared culture and history of these islands’ might have ever come about in the first place?“

    Provincialism triumphed over cosmopolitanism.

    “Me, well I’m all in favour of the shared culture of these islands, but I’m not in favour of one dominant culture calling the shots all the time”

    The dominant culture continues to call all the shots, whether it be directly or inversely by the provincial culture shaping itself in reaction to it.

    Shed the clothes of your contrived culture Gregor. Have the confidence to allow Irishness to flourish in its proper cultural and historical context, as a province of the British Isles.  I’m only interested in freeing you from your ideological straight-jacket my friend!

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    ‘Shed the clothes of your contrived culture Gregor. Have the confidence to allow Irishness to flourish in its proper cultural and historical context, as a province of the British Isles.  I’m only interested in freeing you from your ideological straight-jacket my friend! ‘

    Well said, but incorrect, but you can bow to your Queen of England. Me, I bow to my homeland (sniffle)….and the news is that Ireland already flourishes in its cultural and historical context, as a nation among beside our neighbours Britain, Europe and indeed the world. Huzzah!

    Your First Minister Big Ian even drew such a distinction when demarking Ireland in the context of the Foot & Mouth the crisis. He clearly stated that ‘it is the Kingdom of ‘Great Britain’ & ‘Northern Ireland’.
    Tis Ireland ye live in, to be sure!

    Erin go bragh!

  • Gréagóir O’ Franclín

    BTW Ziznivy, J’accuse…..
    Typical here on Slugger, the way a simple discussion starts off innocently, this one for instance about the Premiereship in England and coz Irish folk have an interest, the jibes appear bringing people’s national identity into question. WTF! Okay it is probably intended as a joke but there is a more sneering subtext. Are all folk always like that in NI, especially now that it is a more optimistic NI, is it not?

  • “Are all folk always like that in NI, ”

    No. Just me.

  • USA

    Okay, you guys win, i’m out again. Sorry but I thought it was just a fantasy football thread.