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What a club they are. A couple of weeks ago a group of about 50 Sporting fans broke into the training ground and attacked the players and staff with fists, belts and whatever else they could get their hands on. The star player Bas Dost (who scored 34 goals this season) was badly beaten up.

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Bizarrely the club's president is suspected of being the instigator of the attack. With the spirit of the team shattered they lost the cup final a week later to minnows Aves.

After the season ended many of Sporting's players vowed to never play for them again. The latest is that the club have turned off their fax machines so that they can't receive terminations from their players.

I wondered where the former dab Ryan Gauld was in all this. He's only made a couple of appearances for the first team in the last four years. Curiously he spoke out just after the fans attacked the players to say that he was going nowhere and quite happy to stay at the club.

Not sure if anyone else is interested but I Iike reading about clubs that even more nuts than DFC in past years.

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A bizarre case....I wonder how the betting went before that cup final :chin:  

Sad to hear of one of Europe's great clubs descending into this kind of stuff, but as you say it's reassuring that there are plenty of clubs out there that really are one level of 'nuts' worse than we may have been.

One of my old colleagues in Stavanger, the company doctor, is from Lisbon & a lifelong Sporting fanatic....and yes he was at the first leg on our European Cup round....so we were able to trade distant childhood memories of those games, as I was at the Dens leg. Some great players in their team at the time, and he remembered Gillie, perhaps more because he went to Spurs next.

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4 hours ago, Cobra said:

What a club they are. A couple of weeks ago a group of about 50 Sporting fans broke into the training ground and attacked the players and staff with fists, belts and whatever else they could get their hands on. The star player Bas Dost (who scored 34 goals this season) was badly beaten up.

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Bizarrely the club's president is suspected of being the instigator of the attack. With the spirit of the team shattered they lost the cup final a week later to minnows Aves.

After the season ended many of Sporting's players vowed to never play for them again. The latest is that the club have turned off their fax machines so that they can't receive terminations from their players.

I wondered where the former dab Ryan Gauld was in all this. He's only made a couple of appearances for the first team in the last four years. Curiously he spoke out just after the fans attacked the players to say that he was going nowhere and quite happy to stay at the club.

Not sure if anyone else is interested but I Iike reading about clubs that even more nuts than DFC in past years.

That’s nuts..

Was Gauld not put out on loan last season?

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13 minutes ago, Boba Fett said:

That’s nuts..

Was Gauld not put out on loan last season?

Yeah he was at Aves, the team that won the cup (although Gauld didn't get a game). Given that he's just spent the season as a sub for a team fighting relegation his career is maybe not going the way he hoped. He said the other week that he's going to see out the last two years of his six-year contract at Sporting (by which time he'll be 25) and then weigh up his options. Strange way for a footballer to spend his career. 

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1 hour ago, andrak said:

Not exactly on topic but the pedant in me can't let it pass. The football club name is Sporting Club of Portugal. Not Sporting Lisbon.

There, I've got it off my chest. Carry on everyone........

Sporting Clube de Portugal is their official name but in the UK we often refer to them as Sporting Lisbon. It's not incorrect for Brits to call them Sporting Lisbon if that's what we've decided to call them. That is the name used by the Guardian.

Similarly, Football Club Internazionale Milano are colloquially known as Inter Milan outside Italy.

In Germany I believe Chelsea are known as Chelsea London.

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A name's a name even if many people habitually get it wrong. To your point, everyone knows the club you were referring to and you can safely ignore comments like mine. No offence meant. I knew you probably know more about that club than I do.

To my point, pedants will inherit the earth when everyone else messes up because they couldn't be bothered to get names right or follow precise instructions and directions.

By the way, this is just really me trolling (in a safe space) my wife who will never actually see this anyway.

As I said, carry on. Sporting Lisbon it is.........

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15 minutes ago, andrak said:

A name's a name even if many people habitually get it wrong. To your point, everyone knows the club you were referring to and you can safely ignore comments like mine. No offence meant. I knew you probably know more about that club than I do.

To my point, pedants will inherit the earth when everyone else messes up because they couldn't be bothered to get names right or follow precise instructions and directions.

By the way, this is just really me trolling (in a safe space) my wife who will never actually see this anyway.

As I said, carry on. Sporting Lisbon it is.........

The Celtic Football Club...😉

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4 hours ago, andrak said:

A name's a name even if many people habitually get it wrong. To your point, everyone knows the club you were referring to and you can safely ignore comments like mine. No offence meant. I knew you probably know more about that club than I do.

To my point, pedants will inherit the earth when everyone else messes up because they couldn't be bothered to get names right or follow precise instructions and directions.

By the way, this is just really me trolling (in a safe space) my wife who will never actually see this anyway.

As I said, carry on. Sporting Lisbon it is.........

No offence taken but I think you could argue that Sporting Club of Portugal is technically wrong as it's a translation rather than the club's name.

I can see why Sporting Lisbon became a thing as Sporting is a bit generic outside Portugal and could refer to a number of clubs while the full name is a bit lengthy.

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Well, Cobra, we had a chance to leave this alone. But it's the close season, and you're probably suffering from the same withdrawal symptoms that I am, so hear goes.

I'm not sure what your point is about it being a translation. Anyway, the word Lisbon doesn't feature anywhere in it's name. It's apparently grandiose name probably stems from it being favoured by the Portuguese King when it was founded in the early 1900s.

The club runs teams in a large number of sports, not just football, though the football team may be the most famous.

The translation is pretty straight forward, the only word that is not an obvious translation is 'de' which means 'of' in this context.

See what has happened now. We have gone off down a rabbit hole that not even Geedee's long johns or an Islay rant about Calmac can get us out of. The season can't come around again quickly enough.

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24 minutes ago, andrak said:

  "that not even Geedee's long johns.........can get us out of"

Wis that somebody shouting on me?

I'll remain on "stand-by"  if required :)

Some say I am the voice of reason :happyyes:

Weel the guy in the next bed fae me ...

But sadly he has been moved on to a more Secure Unit:chaplin:

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