i like to go to theatre workshops.
that sounds a bit gay and rubbish.
I'm sorry you think that. what do you like to do in your spare time?
oh, I like to watch 22 men run around a field with shorts on.
oh, right. what else do they do?
sometimes they kick a ball into a net. and every time they do they get a point. the more points they get, the better their chance of winning.
that sounds brilliant. so I guess that happens a lot then.
normally about 2 or 3 times in a game.
but you don't have to wait long, right?
sometimes ninety minutes can pass by without a point. and then no-one wins.
that's like fishing and not catching anything.
but when someone does get a point, loads of people cheer. and the players celebrate by having a little tumble. it's really great.
do you get your money back if no-one does a point?
so, do the players get paid less if they don't do their job properly?
nope. sometimes they get given £50,000 for a week.
for trying really hard.
so, if your team doesn't win any points, do they say sorry?
no, normally they blame the quality of the grass or something.
if you watched archery, and none of the archers hit the target, that would be rubbish wouldn't it?
but sometimes there ARE goals. sometimes.
how many on average...?
about two per game.
and how long do they last?
ummm... they're sort of just instant.
so potentially, in an hour and a half, you probably only get a couple of moments of good bits?
sometimes games are longer than that.
it sounds pretty dull.
there are loads of attempts at points. loads.
an attempt isn't an actual achievement though, is it? I mean, if I ATTEMPTED to draw a picture, but ended up not drawing a picture, I might as well have not bothered even picking up the pencil. hey that's a nice t-shirt.
thanks, its the away shirt for my team.
I like it. how much can I buy that t-shirt for?
WHAT?! for a t-shirt?!
yes. my team won a competition last year. they scored 33 points in ten months. I will buy another t-shirt this year.
when my team lose, I get really sad.
oh dear. sometimes in theatre workshops I get to kiss girls, and my girlfriend doesn't mind. in fact she normally watches, and then says how good it was.
sometimes I pay £30 to watch a game where no-one does any goals.