Is There More To Life Than Soccer? [Not, it seems, if you’re Steve Doszpot]

BeyondThought 23 January 2009 42

A few months in the job and photocopier salesman turned MLA, Steve ‘SoccerBoy’ Doszpot doesn’t seem to be able to do anything more than comment on his pet love of soccer:

Is SoccerBoy deliberately trying to get supporters of Union, League and Australian Rules off-side by referring to this foreign game as “football” or simply too out of touch to know any better? More significantly, given that SoccerBoy sought election twice before getting elected, surely he could make some useful comments on education, disability services and the other areas that he is serves as shadow minister for!


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42 Responses to Is There More To Life Than Soccer? [Not, it seems, if you’re Steve Doszpot]
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MrPC MrPC 9:18 pm 23 Jan 09

It’s wogball. Nothing more, nothing less.

TroyWilliams TroyWilliams 3:55 pm 23 Jan 09

Either phrase works, but in Australia, if you say ’soccer’ then at least 100% of anyone listening knows what you’re talking about.

That says it all really.

peterh peterh 3:48 pm 23 Jan 09

p1 said :

Since the end result of him doing his job would be the efficient sale of photocopiers (amongst other things), then referring to him as a photocopier sales man would be typical humour by understatement.

regardless, if he wants to fight for an A-league team for canberra, more power to him.

jakez jakez 3:20 pm 23 Jan 09

Swaggie said :

“wankers like you”

Just gotta love the articulate nature of our baby liberals….

One can be articulate without being a wanker about it 😉

peterh said :

erm, jakez, maybe he doesn’t know about 3 simultaneous posts and you are a nutbag?

Yeah I was really only in that so that I could make my pansexual crack.

PM said :

Pansexual?

…I’ve clearly spent too much time talking with socialist alternative and the uber feminists on campus.

p1 p1 3:13 pm 23 Jan 09

Since the end result of him doing his job would be the efficient sale of photocopiers (amongst other things), then referring to him as a photocopier sales man would be typical humour by understatement.

peterh peterh 2:25 pm 23 Jan 09

for the record, steve wasn’t a photocopier salesman, he was the branch manager of Canon Canberra. bit of a difference.

peterh peterh 2:20 pm 23 Jan 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Soccer v’s Football – What a pedantic argument especially as everybody here would be aware from the kOP that Steve Doszpot is talking about what used to be called ‘soccer’ but is now officially known as ‘Football’.

And gee, a local MLA backing his own city’s highly successful women’s team and a bid to include a local mens team at the National level. Now WTF is he thinking!?

that we don’t have a national team in the sport I refer to as english football, and at least one person is supporting it…

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 2:01 pm 23 Jan 09

Soccer v’s Football – What a pedantic argument especially as everybody here would be aware from the kOP that Steve Doszpot is talking about what used to be called ‘soccer’ but is now officially known as ‘Football’.

And gee, a local MLA backing his own city’s highly successful women’s team and a bid to include a local mens team at the National level. Now WTF is he thinking!?

p1 p1 1:56 pm 23 Jan 09

For brevity’s sake when I enter a pub to find no sport on the plasma screens I look to the landlord and ask him to put the football on.

Kinda arrogant that you would expect this to get you soccer in anything but a soccer specific club.

I can’t get over how people can get excited about an hour and a half long game with no points scored.

Although I did learn something new today. I’ve never heard the term “Association Football” before.

peterh peterh 1:53 pm 23 Jan 09

PM said :

Pansexual?

maybe engages in acts on a stove?

PM PM 1:44 pm 23 Jan 09

Pansexual?

peterh peterh 1:44 pm 23 Jan 09

jakez said :

Nambucco Deliria said :

jakez said :

chewy14 said :

I know if i walked into a pub and asked for the “football” to be put on, and there was a game of Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer on at the same time, the Barkeep’s obvious answer would be “Which One?”

And the difference is that most fans are happy to share the word, except for the soccer militants.

3 post nutbag.

“Wanker”
“penis measuring contest”
“nutbag”

Is there some sort of homoerotic subtext I’m missing here?

Not really seeing as homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, and heterosexual men all have male genitalia.

…except for the pansexuals possibly, but I think that’s more to do with not recognising the concept of gender rather than genitalia.

erm, jakez, maybe he doesn’t know about 3 simultaneous posts and you are a nutbag?

re steve doszpot, he has been an MLA for how long exactly? maybe we should see what else he does with his new found powers, before we judge him as an incompetent.

jakez jakez 1:37 pm 23 Jan 09

Nambucco Deliria said :

jakez said :

chewy14 said :

I know if i walked into a pub and asked for the “football” to be put on, and there was a game of Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer on at the same time, the Barkeep’s obvious answer would be “Which One?”

And the difference is that most fans are happy to share the word, except for the soccer militants.

3 post nutbag.

“Wanker”
“penis measuring contest”
“nutbag”

Is there some sort of homoerotic subtext I’m missing here?

Not really seeing as homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, and heterosexual men all have male genitalia.

…except for the pansexuals possibly, but I think that’s more to do with not recognising the concept of gender rather than genitalia.

johnboy johnboy 1:26 pm 23 Jan 09

Let’s all tone down the abuse eh?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:18 pm 23 Jan 09

FWIW here’s my rules, in order of priority and importance, haha…

Aussie Rules = Footy.
Soccer = Football.
Rugby Union = Union.
Rugby League = League.

Simple.

Changing tack, I must point out how much it irks me that people refer to the game of Aussie Rules as “AFL”. No, that is the name of one league, not the game itself. One never refers to the game of Rugby League as “NRL”, or Union as “ARU” and certainly not football as “A-league”. Great result for the arseclowns in AFL house, but shit for the rest of us.

goose goose 1:04 pm 23 Jan 09

Mr Evil said :

Kramer said :

Any sport where the foot contacts the ball to score a goal = football

Unless, of course, your name happens to be Diego Maradona.

Anyway Soccer/Football should be renamed something more appropriate like, Diveball or Hugball as taking a dive & rolling around like your leg’s been smashed in 30 places whenever an opposition player attempts to tackle you, or running around hugging your team mates seems to take up a large amount time in the game.

Dozpots a tool – but he’s really no greater tool than any other of the MLAs we seem to have in Canberra.

Footy should be renamed to somthing else as well like fingering, crack poking, undie sniffing etc….

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:40 pm 23 Jan 09

Kramer said :

Any sport where the foot contacts the ball to score a goal = football

Unless, of course, your name happens to be Diego Maradona.

Anyway Soccer/Football should be renamed something more appropriate like, Diveball or Hugball as taking a dive & rolling around like your leg’s been smashed in 30 places whenever an opposition player attempts to tackle you, or running around hugging your team mates seems to take up a large amount time in the game.

Dozpots a tool – but he’s really no greater tool than any other of the MLAs we seem to have in Canberra.

Nambucco Deliria Nambucco Deliria 12:10 pm 23 Jan 09

jakez said :

chewy14 said :

I know if i walked into a pub and asked for the “football” to be put on, and there was a game of Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer on at the same time, the Barkeep’s obvious answer would be “Which One?”

And the difference is that most fans are happy to share the word, except for the soccer militants.

3 post nutbag.

“Wanker”
“penis measuring contest”
“nutbag”

Is there some sort of homoerotic subtext I’m missing here?

jakez jakez 12:01 pm 23 Jan 09

chewy14 said :

I know if i walked into a pub and asked for the “football” to be put on, and there was a game of Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer on at the same time, the Barkeep’s obvious answer would be “Which One?”

And the difference is that most fans are happy to share the word, except for the soccer militants.

3 post nutbag.

jakez jakez 12:00 pm 23 Jan 09

And I love how you go ‘TAKE THAT’ as if you don’t realise I was making fun of you when I said ‘take that’. You really got me too, burnt to the crisp am I.

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