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tinykit.gif There is a wonderful word from the German language that has seeped into English; schadenfreude. It means to derive pleasure from the misfortunes of others. It's not particularly nice to see someone fail and enjoy it but hey...we are all human. Sometimes people fall on hard times and instead of feeling sorry for them I actually think...sod it, they shouldn't have been such an arse in the first place. After reading about how poor a club on every level we apparently were from some Everton fans when signing Barry Ferguson and, more recently, Craig Bellamy from under their noses I was quite pleased to see them paired with the dangerous Spanish side Villareal in the qualifiers for the Champions League. It'd allow me a bit of schadenfreude to see them not reach their precious Champions League after all their boasting. In fact, usually I'd wish a team in their position well but...sod 'em, arrogant 'big club' rubbish who have been in the shadow of their neighbours for so long that the locals actually physically grow chips on their shoulders during their childhood. For some of the reactions from Everton fans to our signing Bellamy there is some to have a go at here. Mind I do still have a bit of a soft spot for them still, they are a grand old club with a nice old stadium, albeit with a seriously rubbish away end. So I will reserve my wrath for other idiots in football.

So...who would you like to see get their comeuppance? Not in a nasty way or anything...but...some people in football are idiots and deserve to have the smug grin wiped off their face. I'll get the ball rolling with an example of a person who, frankly, is getting just what they deserve...

1. Bojan Djordjic

Who?!? In case you didn't know this is a young player who had excellent potential. Drafted into United's youth setup and playing for Swedish national youth teams, Bojan had the world at his feet. Unfortunately I have to conclude that he also has his bottom where his mouth should be as that is most plausible reason I can think of for what he talks so much sh1te. After failing at Man Utd and being farmed out to Rangers Bojan decided to make a name for himself during the protracted Barry Ferguson transfer saga in January by shoving his two penn'orth worth, or two krona maybe as he's Swedish. So Bojan decided to deride Blackburn in print...I never understood why he went from Rangers to Blackburn in the first place,” said Bojan Djordjic, colourfully, when asked about Ferguson. “Nothing against Blackburn Rovers, but you don’t leave Ibrox for Ewood Park. I don’t know if you have been to Blackburn but it’s not New York.”

To be fair Blackburn wasn't New York last time I checked but even so it isn't nice to attack a place where people live. Unless it's Burnley. As for leaving Ibrox for Ewood...Tugay and Amoruso obviously weren't informed...so where do you leave Ibrox for Bojan, do tell....

Plymouth.

Bojan has been such a success at Ibrox that they have cast him off and he has ended up at a team that struggled last year in the second tier, a whole league below little old Rovers. Hope Bojan likes Crown Green Bowling down there...in case nobody has told him, Plymouth ain't much like New York either.... biggrin.gif

Bitter me? Abso-bloody-lutely

Anyone else in football you feel should get what they deserve and why? Oh and I do realise that many Rovers fans a year ago would probably have had Savage and Bellamy down on the list! tongue.giftinykit.gif

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Birmingham City-

Where do you start with that bunch of loud-mouthed fools.

Steve Bruce: Mr Loyalty (how I wish Glazer takes him to Man U)

Karren Brady: Has a soft spot for our Mr Williams- not surprising the number of times he stitched her up.

BIG CLUB SIGNINGS- Dwight, Tiny, (thank you very much)

Whingeing Champions- Savage saga

Last minute bid for Bellamy- why did they brag about it- sorry they are a BIG CLUB and BIG CLUBs do things like trying to hijack deals at the last moment

Porn Boys- 'nuff said

Dunn's injuries- feel desperately sorry for David but sheer schadenfreud towards Brum.

There are more Brum/Rovers incidents but that's enough to be going on with.

I'll own up to be hoping the Prem will enjoy schadenfreud so far as Glazer is concerned but my animosity is towards the way he will try to rescue his investment, not towards his failing.

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Rio Ferdinand.

Inexplicably dodges a drugs test - an offence for which he would have been banned for two years in any sport that gives a damn about drugs cheats.

Spends eight months on holiday, pocketing an obscene salary, while his employers - presumably grateful to have the greatest defender of all time on their books - criticise the FA for dishing out such a draconian punishment.

Turns his nose up at the fans and the club that supported him, refusing to sign an even more lucrative contract. Turns on his team mates while his management criticises the fans who, understandably, aren't happy about a player holding their club to ransom.

Does schadenfreude encompass hoping somebody gets beaten up in a Chelsea nightclub?

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Spurs Fans.

For years they have ranted on about how big they are (Recurring theme here)

On every football talkshow they come on when they have won and say that they have a good chance of getting top four. The other day a spurs fan was asked can you win the title. To my disbelief they said "I don't see why not"

When spurs lose they constantly moan. They could have lost to Chelsea but they will say that they should have beat them because of course they are bigger than Chelsea.

I would love to see Spurs finish low down in the league and the English youth policy fail

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David Platt. Nottingham Forest gave him a managerial opportunity, he buggered up but they showed him a bit of faith. But as soon as the England U21 job was dangled in front of him, he repayed the faith by jumping ship.

I put him down as being partly responsible for David Dunn's exponential ego growth which resulted in him going from England U21 captain and exciting star in the making to being a bit part player at Rovers. (Obviously, Dunn is more responsible and injuries played a part).

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El Hadji Diouf.

Despicable waste of space. Deserving of a half season ban, then whilst he's serving that, parks his black-windowed, turbocharged, V8, 4x4, on a double yellow and the boys in blue notice the tax disc is out of date and he gets 6 months at Her Majesty's pleasure. Couldn't happen to a nicer chap.

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The England football team

Team of overpaid arrogant idiots who really believe they own the world cup before its even played.

England fans

For general xenophobia, hooliganism and believing/spreading the rubbish said about their team.

Tabloid papers

For encouraging both of the above.

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Birmingham City for all of the reasons PhilipL has cited above and I hope they get relegated this season. I hope in particular that they get shat on by Villa both ways this season.

Portsmouth for the underhand way in which their management treated Harry Redknapp - again I hope their reward is relegation.

The final candidate would have to be Spurs because they think they're so glam and great. Relegation would be a fitting reward for being so.

Unfortunately the last one is unlikely, but the first two are definitely possible.

I'll substitute Spurs with Wigan if they start doing too well against us.

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The England football team

Team of overpaid arrogant idiots who really believe they own the world cup before its even played.

England fans

For general xenophobia, hooliganism and believing/spreading the rubbish said about their team.

Tabloid papers

For encouraging both of the above.

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The tabloids for then condeming the same England fans for the actions they've been encouraging

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Andy Payton - I'd like to see him run over by a steam roller just for being Andy Payton. That's schadenfreude in a kind of loving way. If I were to be a little nasty I would like to see the steam roller go over him, but then reverse back to ensure the job had been done.

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"Schadenfreude" is different from "dislike."

I'm enjoying The Red Scum's:

Glazer take-over. Put them prices up!

Ferdinand being booed by the fans

Ferdinand & Horse-face having a spat

Their knackering far east tour which may hamper their start to the season

The Roy Keane spat with RFW.

The millions spent on double Djemba; Kleberson; Bellion; Forlan; Veron.....

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I've got loads but today's Ashley Cole admission leaves me with no choice for now. "I was always 100% committed to Arsenal" was the contrived fake response to a pandering interviewer. Why then did he meet Chelski, get fined, and say that he wouldn't play for £200,000 a week? I think Cole is a good player but part of me wishes his house falls in for his greedy attitude.

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Leeds United

for thinking their great that they won the last old division 1 title!

(there was a reason the Prem was formed)

for always sayin "we were in a champs league semi-final in 2001"

(GOOD 4 YA! How much did that one night of European disapoinment cost ya?

1. All ur good playas

2. Your premiership status

3. your manager

4. Your stadium

5. Around 5,000 season ticket holders

and around another £60m!!

And for thinkin that your winning the "war of the roses"

(take a good look we prem, u ######.....and the only transfers they make now, are the kind that go on car windows!! and are on sale in the club shop!!.......Unless u count raiding deepdale for scraps!

Schadenfreude that! you sheep sha&&in ba$tards

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Leeds United

for thinking their great that they won the last old division 1 title!

(there was a reason the Prem was formed)

for always sayin "we were in a champs league semi-final in 2001"

(GOOD 4 YA! How much did that one night of European disapoinment cost ya?

1. All ur good playas

2. Your premiership status

3. your manager

4. Your stadium

5. Around 5,000 season ticket holders

and around another £60m!!

And for thinkin that your winning the "war of the roses"

(take a good look we prem, u ######.....and the only transfers they make now, are the kind that go on car windows!! and are on sale in the club shop!!.......Unless u count raiding deepdale for scraps!

Schadenfreude that! you sheep sha&&in ba$tards

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I think you will find most of the Leeds fans are actually quite happy, as they are now supporting a team that wins things and is one of the top clubs in the world, as well as having much larger and more colorful car stickers. I dont think Utd getting back in the premiership will do much to change that.

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Birmingham, Spurs, and Diouf for the reasons mentioned above.

And I know Manchester United has been mentioned, but I'd like to reserve a special place for those bandwagon "fans" who have oh so much love for the Red Devils. It's horrible over here in the U.S., where people who know little to nothing about European football purport to love Man U simply because it's the team that markets itself the best on this side of the pond. A good friend of mine, when I asked him to name all the players he could from his "favorite" club, came up with about seven or eight--and that's better than most. Half of them reach for Beckham as their first player!

I suppose you could say the same for fans of all the big clubs--Real, Chelsea, etc.--who have no idea what they're talking about.

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Leeds United

for thinking their great that they won the last old division 1 title!

(there was a reason the Prem was formed)

for always sayin "we were in a champs league semi-final in 2001"

(GOOD 4 YA! How much did that one night of European disapoinment cost ya?

1. All ur good playas

2. Your premiership status

3. your manager

4. Your stadium

5. Around 5,000 season ticket holders

and around another £60m!!

And for thinkin that your winning the "war of the roses"

(take a good look we prem, u ######.....and the only transfers they make now, are the kind that go on car windows!! and are on sale in the club shop!!.......Unless u count raiding deepdale for scraps!

Schadenfreude that! you sheep sha&&in ba$tards

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That just gave me a headache

Shrizzlefrazzle to you. Peace out my bro with a 'fro rover.gif

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Kevin Davies-What a waste of cash he was.

Graeme Souness-Very greatful for what he did for us in getting us back in the Premiership and leading us to cup glory but since he left i have realised what an arrogant prat he is.

Diouf-No need to even justify this one.

Bir"MING"ham City-They think there a big team, when really they ain't.

The "Big" Three-They think just because they have more fans, more success and more money then everyone else they are better then the rest. They don't have the passionate supporters us "Lesser" teams have.

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