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Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 1056
Location: Middle of nowhere in England

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Quidditch  

Has anyone heard about the new craze sweeping through Universities, Muggle Quidditch. It started out in American Universities and now it has come to England, and the Uni of Nottingham has set up a Quidditch Society. They have had 2 practices so far, and even featured in the local news (a slow news week apparently! I have signed up, but couldn't make either of the practices yet. I can' wait to have a go on Wednesday! We had a social on Thursday, in fancy dress of course!

Here is the link for the appearance in the local news:

What do you guys think? Does it look fun? Would you have a go if there was a group near you who would play?
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Joined: 23 Sep 2005
Posts: 5780
Location: London, England

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject:  

I always thought that Quidditch would be an awesome game.

However, if I'm ever going to play it for real here's what I'd like to see:

- Indoor sport. Otherwise stuff will fall out of play waaaaay too often.

- No brooms. Seriously, they don't fly, you look like a gimp.

- Cricket balls hanging from the roof with the beaters allowed to hit them into oncoming people. (Yes, they're supposed to hurt.)

- No golden snitch, just a fly. That's right - a fly. A FLY! The golden snitch has nothing on a fly. Spray paint it gold for effect.

- Leather armour and helmets. I fully expect this sport to be hard, so people need protection. Plus leather braces look hot.

Thus says Av.

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Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Posts: 10598
Location: East Yorkshire, England

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject:  

Ok, that video looks rather silly:D Is booze included?

I hope you enjoy it - please report!
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Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 4408
Location: Calafell, Spain

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject:  

I'll stick with rugby.
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