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an explanation of the offside rule

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InspectorGreenPen Report 1 Aug 2008 19:15

Were these the type of shoes that are known in some circles as "Come and feel free to have your way with me " shoes?


Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 18:43

your welcome bev

chris x


Bev Report 1 Aug 2008 18:42


so thats it

thankyou for explaining that so well

i had always wondered



Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 18:42

could send them a copy of the above summer lol

chris x

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 1 Aug 2008 18:40

lmao, brilliant. I do understand the offside rule always have except for a brief period when they changed it...and changed it again. But I think some refs don't understand it LOL.


Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 18:38

hi buttercup
only a woman/shopaholic could explain it so well

chris x


ButtercupFields Report 1 Aug 2008 16:37

Ahhhh thank you Christina...I can see it all clearly now....MUCH better than anything any man has tried to explain to me:-) lol BC XX....


Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 16:04

so you get it now then pink lol

chris x


PinkDiana Report 1 Aug 2008 15:50



Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 15:46

just like the advert lol

slim high heels are no good for where i live too hilly

chris x

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 1 Aug 2008 15:44

.......and were they red with super slim high heels, and the woman who served you looked snooty with slitty eyes, and did you dye your hair to match ??


Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 15:40

ooh yes

chris x

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 1 Aug 2008 15:38

Yes chris, already know the offside rule......but my question is.......did you get the shoes ?????


Christina Report 1 Aug 2008 15:36

you're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have. However, the female shopper in front of you has seen hem also and is eyeing them with desire. But both of you have forgotten your purses. It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes. The shop assistant remains at the till waiting. Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilema. She prepares to throw her purse to you. If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk around the other shopper and buy the shoes. At a pinch, she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and whilst it is in flight you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes. Aways remembering that until the purse had actually been thrown it would be plain wrong to be forward of the other shopper
so now you understand the offside rule.

chris x