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Chris Charles | 14:43 UK time, Friday, 19 March 2010

Mourinho hit the headlines, Eto'o hit the winner and John Terry hit a pedestrian as Chelsea's bid for Champions League glory ended in failure yet again.

To make matters worse for the Blues, their pesky neighbours showed them how to get the Italian job done properly, as the Old Lady left the Cottage with her tail between her legs.
Inter Milan's victory at the Bridge was predictably dubbed 'The Special Won' by the tabloids and while he was magnanimous in victory, Jose couldn't resist a sly dig in the build-up to the match.

"Chelsea move on. I move on. I keep winning important things, they keep winning...something. They won an FA Cup," he wryly observed before well and truly having the last laugh.
Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson is two games from the final

Actually, it was Fulham who had the last laugh, following their stunning victory over Juventus - a result which had manager Roy Hodgson purring: "We should do like Rocky Marciano and retire while the going's good, because it won't get any better than this."

He's right you know - in fact Roy hasn't had it this good since the 70s, when he was leading Halmstads to league titles in Sweden and Steptoe and Son was riding high in the ratings.

And in a game which featured the good, the bad and the ugly - as Juve finished with nine men - it was quite fitting that an all-American hero called Clint applied the coup de grace.

From Dempsey to make peace and the news that Sir Alex Ferguson has offered an unlikely olive branch to old enemy Rafa Benitez ahead of this weekend's clash at Old Trafford. In his programme notes, Fergie said the pressure on Benitez was "unfair" and (gasp) the Liverpool boss had his "sympathy".

Either the Manchester United supremo is mellowing in his old age or he's starting the mind games early - my money's on the latter. But having previously patched things up with Arsene Wenger, perhaps Fergie really is showing his benevolent side and will extend his goodwill to make a surprise appearance on Match of the Day this weekend.... accompanied by a troupe of flying pigs.

Sir Alex will certainly have been in jovial mood after watching the Champions League draw, which should see United partying like it's 1999 after being paired with Bayern Munich.

It was not such good news for Wenger, who saw his side pitted against the might of Barcelona. Lionel Messi was at his imperious best as the champions swatted away the challenge of Stuttgart on Wednesday - a performance which led to the headline of the week in The Sun - 'Leo Slayer'.

In the Europa League, it's all set up for a Fulham-Liverpool final - who'd have predicted that? - but one player unlikely to feature is Albert Riera, after the Spaniard threw his toys out of the pram, accusing the gaffer of being the captain of a sinking ship.

I see Benitez as being more like Captain Mainwaring, with Riera in the role of Private Pike - and you can bet Rafa has already uttered the line "You stupid boy" on more than one occasion this week.

Riera was once again conspicuous by his absence as Liverpool put Lille to the sword at Anfield, and fears his lack of action could cost him a World Cup spot with Spain. If that proves to be the case, he's unlikely to attract as much empathy as David Beckham, whose South African dream ended in the San Siro.

While feeling for Becks, I was quite relieved that coverage of the injury didn't reach the hysteria of metatarsal-gate in 2002. Relieved, that is, until I heard the news that Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy had penned on ode to Becks, entitled 'Achilles' - likening the former England captain's injured tendon to the Greek hero that gave it its name.

Duffy told Radio 4: "Beckham is almost a mythical figure himself, in popular culture," before reading out her work, sample line: "Women hid him, concealed him in girls' sarongs; days of sweetmeats, spices, silver songs... "

The ode concludes: "He hurt his heel, let out a squeal, the world was shocked, their hero crocked." All right, I made that last bit up, but I reckon it was no worse than Carol's effort.

Meanwhile, Beckham's old pal Puff Daddy/P Diddy/Whatever he calls himself now, was involved in the story of the week with the news that he was interested in buying Crystal Palace.
P Diddy
Who's the Diddy?
Apparently he liked the club's name because it reminded him of his favourite champagne and excited fans have already discussed the idea of changing their nickname to the Diddymen. Administrator Brendan Guilfoyle welcomed any approach, admitting he was a "big hip-hop fan". Yes, and Wayne Rooney is a massive Tchaikovsky afficionado.

According to The Sun, Puff had also considered taking over at Portsmouth, but if he ends up rejecting them, perhaps cash-strapped Pompey could approach fellow-rapper 50 Cent to see if he would put any money In Da Club.

Rumours that Kanye West could be interested in Rushden & Diamonds (From Sierra Leone) are wide of the mark, but if Puff goes through with this, it could open up the floodgates for a raft of rappers in English football. Indeed, Jay Z has already played at Wembley Stadium, although given the state of the surface, he wisely decided not to tweak the lyrics of his biggest hit to "99 Problems But The Pitch Ain't One".

Right, better move on before I get carted off by the rap police. In a round-up of the other news, JT was paid a visit by the law after accidentally driving his 4x4 into a security guard, badly bruising his leg.

A Chelsea spokesman was quick to draw a veil over the incident - insisting Terry was "driving out of the stadium at approximately 1-2mph". Not sure who approximated that, but you'd be hard-pressed to bother a passing fly at that speed, let alone damage a big old lump like Mr Rowley.

Meanwhile, Terry's team-mate Frank Lampard was giving an interview to Shortlist magazine, in which he was asked the question 'Who is the vainest player in the Chelsea dressing room?' Lampard replied: "Well, going by the number of creams and lotions in their locker, I'd say Ricardo Carvalho. He's losing his hair a bit and he's got all these products to try to get it back." Ouch.

And finally, Middlesbrough skipper Gary O'Neil was in a spot of bother after wife Donna urged his side to do their best to avoid clinching a spot in the play-offs. After Boro's defeat to Cardiff, she wrote on her Facebook page: "holidays soon... please keep losing no play-offs xxx." Apologies, Boro fans (and particularly our own Robbo Robson) - I have a feeling she may just get her wish.

Right, that's it. Have a good weekend one and all. I'm off to Loftus Road for the visit of Swansea and a few jars with my mate Welsh Pete - who, funnily enough, is a Swansea fan.

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  • 1. At 3:36pm on 19 Mar 2010, U14391548 wrote:

    Quite a match indeed at Craven Cottage. I'm still laughing at a 606-er who didn't bother getting tickets because of the drubbing in the first leg in spite of living across the road from the Cottage.

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  • 2. At 3:37pm on 19 Mar 2010, U14391548 wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 3. At 3:39pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 4. At 3:40pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    Let's see if i can get moded 1st though mate!

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  • 5. At 3:41pm on 19 Mar 2010, U14391548 wrote:

    With innuendo's like #3 I don't doubt you'll beat me to that accolade Ngog ;)

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  • 6. At 3:41pm on 19 Mar 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Ahoy Chris.Excellent as ever.I notice Star has the cherry again....
    Delighted for Fulham last night.I get the feeling that Roy Hodgson is the last of a great breed.Shame,really.Too many managers puffed up on their own ego.Which leads me nicely to L'pool v Un**ed.All the Un**ed lads are torn on the Robbo blog.Do they give 'em a good hiding,moving Rafa closer to the sack or allow L'pool to win to keep Rafa in a job?
    Pressure on Uncle Colin if you don't beat the swans Chris.Chairman and his itchy trigger finger.Phil Brown's looking for work you know...

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  • 7. At 3:42pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    That was the plan matey ;-P

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  • 8. At 3:46pm on 19 Mar 2010, U14391548 wrote:

    the United paradox is easy to solve Jack ...

    first off, get Rafa sacked at the end of the season, this leaves the way clear for Dowie, who will have cleverly gotten himself sacked from Hull for taking them down, who will then come into Liverpool, make a huge mess and get them relegated as well.


    Simples ;)

    Dowie for Liverpool Manager.

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  • 9. At 3:51pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    I think it will be best if we beat Liverpool, Rafa gets sacked, they have to pay him £16m and therefore go further into debt and have to sell St Gerrard and nando (portugese restuarant) Torres. Then as their only two good players have left they would finish outside top 8, not get into Europe at all and the decline continues...........

    Thoughts Chris?

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  • 10. At 3:54pm on 19 Mar 2010, Dee330 wrote:

    Great blog as always Chris. I will also be in attendence tomorrow at Loftus Road. Come on you R's!

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  • 11. At 3:58pm on 19 Mar 2010, tone1947 wrote:

    I think FBH needs to read the last but one para

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  • 12. At 3:58pm on 19 Mar 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Nice one Chris.

    "From Dempsey to make peace....."

    Very good.

    Watch Arsenal stuff Barcelona, Bendtner to score 12 and the next day all the spanish rags linking Messi to Arsenal. (This is a comedy blog, right?)

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  • 13. At 4:00pm on 19 Mar 2010, Jam Master Jam wrote:

    “50 Cent to see if he would put any money In Da Club.” And "99 Problems But The Pitch Ain't One".
    That made me chuckle and will most probably try and pass that on as my won over the weekend hahaa

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  • 14. At 4:02pm on 19 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Good blog Chris, feel sorry for carvalho, with Frank revealing his sordid secrets like that.

    Also if anyone wants a laugh - unofficial world cup song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjZYGISbx2A

    Give it a few listens and it will be stuck in your head

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  • 15. At 4:07pm on 19 Mar 2010, Pete wrote:

    "Riy Hodgson is two games from the final"
    Almost... Should that be,
    "Riy Hodgson is two rounds from the final"? Still something not quite right...

    Great blog though.

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  • 16. At 4:22pm on 19 Mar 2010, Jamie Riley wrote:

    Ngog back and forth:

    In a perfect world - yes.

    Beating them on Sunday would mean Rafa couldn't rely on his 'atleast I did the double over United' - like he could last year.

    It's 'sods law' that Liverpool will play brillaint again and save Rafa for a nother couple of weeks, - which is all the more infuriating.

    No ostive thinking Jamie, - a comprehensive 3-1 United victory!

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  • 17. At 4:25pm on 19 Mar 2010, HottBlackDesiato wrote:

    Wow you 'got the cherry', now you can get a life.

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  • 18. At 4:27pm on 19 Mar 2010, Rabster wrote:

    "In the Europa League, it's all set up for a Fulham-Liverpool final"

    Is Phil McNulty your ghost writer? You do realise they have to play football matches to advance? I accept the blog is supposed to be light-hearted but not pure fantasy.

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  • 19. At 4:27pm on 19 Mar 2010, jollyeric wrote:

    I don't want to be nit picky but the Good the Bady and the Ugly's an Italian film, though it does feature American actors, though if anything that makes it more appropriate.

    They don't call them spaghetti westerns for nothing.

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  • 20. At 4:33pm on 19 Mar 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    Afternoon all. Apologies (again) for not replying to you all straight away as off to (wait for it) the House of Lords! Explain all later. Cheers, Chris

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  • 21. At 4:33pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    I was right Spits!

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  • 22. At 4:34pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    ish, anyway....maybe it was a draw!

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  • 23. At 4:35pm on 19 Mar 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    16 Jamie.

    "It's 'sods law' that Liverpool will play brillaint again and save Rafa for a nother couple of weeks, - which is all the more infuriating."

    Wouldn´t that be the silver lining in that cloud people often refer to?

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  • 24. At 4:41pm on 19 Mar 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Dee is a new poster Chris,as well as a fellow QPR muppet,I mean fan.However,on the noisy blog Dee330 posed an excellent question.As I value your opinion highly,I'd like you to be final arbiter...bacon or sausage sarny,and tea or coffee to wash it down.
    Oh,and one of my own red or brown sauce.

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  • 25. At 4:44pm on 19 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Well with Torres returning from injury and 4 goals in 2 games i can just imagine Vidic is accidently releasing faeces into his pants

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  • 26. At 4:47pm on 19 Mar 2010, SomethingGlorious wrote:

    19. At 4:27pm on 19 Mar 2010, ericstevens wrote:
    I don't want to be nit picky but the Good the Bady and the Ugly's an Italian film, though it does feature American actors, though if anything that makes it more appropriate.

    They don't call them spaghetti westerns for nothing.

    -------

    At what point did he say the film wasn't Italian? All he said was that both the film and the Fulham game featured an all-American hero called Clint which are facts that can't be disputed.

    But at least you managed to impress people with your knowledge of cinema, eh?

    Nice work, Barry Norman.

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  • 27. At 4:55pm on 19 Mar 2010, Ngog Somewhere Else wrote:

    Jacks, for me its Sausage Sarnie, Coffee and Red Sauce.

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  • 28. At 5:11pm on 19 Mar 2010, Dee330 wrote:

    Right I am off. Everyone have a good weekend. Good luck to your respective teams. Minus Chelsea. Sorry old habits die hard. (That was a good film wasn’t it)

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  • 29. At 5:17pm on 19 Mar 2010, Denno wrote:

    Never posted on this blog before, but I can't stay away from sandwich talk. It's got to be bacon, red sauce and coffee. The more important question is bread or toast?

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  • 30. At 5:18pm on 19 Mar 2010, PaulyBoy wrote:

    I fear it may be too late - but anyone who's not clicked the England Song link, please don't...

    World in Motion it ain't. It even had me reminiscing for the 'good' old days of 'How does it feel, to be on top of the world', and that one from 2006...

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  • 31. At 5:22pm on 19 Mar 2010, Southern_Devil wrote:

    First time poster and long time reader of both your blogs Chris plus Robbo's work too, both always make me chuckle! Keep up the good work...

    Jacks how about bacon & sausage? Defiantly with tomato sauce though and has to be coffee hands down...

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  • 32. At 5:25pm on 19 Mar 2010, Phil wrote:

    It should be sausage, bacon and egg with red sauce. Christ, we live in a so called developed country, why the hell choose between sausage or bacon?

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  • 33. At 6:13pm on 19 Mar 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    " In the Europa League, it's all set up for a Fulham-Liverpool final - who'd have predicted that? "

    is this a polite and guarded comment in relation to fishy goings on. particulary the use of the words " set up " hmmmmmmm

    if so I'd agree afterall the draw CL was anything but random very much akin to the national lottery being a game of chance HMMMMMMMMMMMM

    but the lemmings believe otherwise wtf do i know.

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  • 34. At 6:21pm on 19 Mar 2010, TheNeutral wrote:

    In his programme notes, Fergie said the pressure on Benitez was "unfair" and (gasp) the Liverpool boss had his "sympathy".
    _______________________________________________________________

    They call that the kiss of irrelevance, Fergie always makes nice with old enemies when they are no longer a threat.

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  • 35. At 6:26pm on 19 Mar 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    slightly off topic ;

    But the shambles that is the chief sportswriters Blogg leads me to suggest a mass boycott by all BBC Members until such time they get their house in order or better still let the plank twitter of somewhere over a rainbow.

    his Blog has become and utter farce and joke.

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  • 36. At 6:45pm on 19 Mar 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    I do hope Chris you give us the full SP on your trip to The Lords

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  • 37. At 6:53pm on 19 Mar 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Lord Charles was he not a Dummy? a ventriloquist of some fame.

    no offence to you chris

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  • 38. At 7:09pm on 19 Mar 2010, Dwayne Dibbley wrote:

    Fergie has sympathy with Rafa? What is he up to?

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  • 39. At 7:30pm on 19 Mar 2010, U14391548 wrote:

    17. At 4:25pm on 19 Mar 2010, HottBlackDesiato wrote:

    Wow you 'got the cherry', now you can get a life.

    ------------------------------

    Now now, let's not be jealous :P

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  • 40. At 7:31pm on 19 Mar 2010, U14391548 wrote:

    House of Lords, Chris? Have fun, whatever the reason.

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  • 41. At 8:38pm on 19 Mar 2010, Madrid Andy wrote:

    #19 If you are going to nit pick suggest you check your facts as The Good the bad and the ugly was actually filmed in Spain ( Almeria) but with an Italian Director (Sergio Leonne). Just to put the record straight!!

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  • 42. At 8:43pm on 19 Mar 2010, jollyeric wrote:

    #41 I know it was filmed in Spain, and if Fulham had been playing a Spanish team I would have tried to emphasise that side of things.

    #26 Being a bit harsh there, I did say I was only nit picking. Not sure Clint has ever been the all American hero, he's probably a bit too gritty for that. These days he seems like he's carved out of wood.

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  • 43. At 8:44pm on 19 Mar 2010, soccerinteg wrote:

    Yes. Pic of the week again!
    Yo! Who's your Daddy!
    Thanks again Charles.

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  • 44. At 9:27pm on 19 Mar 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    41. At 8:38pm on 19 Mar 2010, Madrid Andy wrote:

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    brilliant film as well.

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  • 45. At 11:30pm on 19 Mar 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    37. At 6:53pm on 19 Mar 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Lord Charles was he not a Dummy? a ventriloquist of some fame.
    ___________________
    well remembered,old friend.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Zn3M-WMzM

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  • 46. At 02:18am on 20 Mar 2010, Fabtastic unlike fabiyankee wrote:

    As usual, man u gets d safest route to d final, sounds a bit like draws fixing.

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  • 47. At 06:41am on 20 Mar 2010, Naim77 wrote:

    Chris,maybe MC HAMMER can buy West Ham?

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  • 48. At 08:43am on 20 Mar 2010, Baltipieofdoom wrote:

    I am glad the Beeb is keeping up its reputation for impartial reporting by entirely failing to mention Villa's win at Wigan in this blog. There are far more important footballing stories around this week as we can all see. I am kidding, I am really not that bothered, we are happy staying under the radar in the hunt for that all important 3rd runners up spot!

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  • 49. At 10:34am on 20 Mar 2010, Roonaldo109 wrote:

    yo chris

    are you sure you're not a hip-hop songwriter/lyricist in your spare time...?

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  • 50. At 11:27am on 20 Mar 2010, Spurs59er wrote:

    "From Dempsey to make peace..."

    Cheers Chris - I'm now searching for re-runs as you've activated a sudden desire to see the show again.. well, ok, to see Glynis Barber again :)

    Great blog.

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  • 51. At 12:19pm on 20 Mar 2010, collie21 wrote:

    Nice blog mate, Fergusons biggest mind game to date is that when you are no longer a threat he offers the olive branch. It was when Arsenal were a bit on the wane he made peace with Wenger, and I reckon Benetez will hate that. It's like having your nose rubbed in it, but not being able to see what it is in front of your nose.

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  • 52. At 2:02pm on 20 Mar 2010, Nameless wrote:

    Nice Blog Chris. I agree with Collie21. This must the point where Benitez, Liverpool and everyone else who care for the club should realize they are really done - when SAF gives you an Olive Branch, you can stop budgeting for extra silver-ware polish.
    Enjoy the weekend, cant wait for tomorrow.

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  • 53. At 7:53pm on 20 Mar 2010, Chris Wilby wrote:

    C-Chuck! Nice blog, mate! You really are the king of BBC blogland!
    Can't say I'm looking forward to the influx of american hip hop dudes in English football. They'd have the players wearing hip hop rap names on their shirts before long. Headlines would read: Wazza Rascal scores 40th goal; MC Tjesk leads Arsenal to victory; Old Dirty Gerrard wins it for L'pool at Old Dirty Trafford etc.

    Anyaway, you never know... Rooney might be quite a classical music fan! He likes his women old.. he might like his old as well!

    Cheerio all! Arsenal top of the league!!! Well, until tomorrow at least!

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  • 54. At 8:03pm on 20 Mar 2010, Chris Wilby wrote:

    That should read: "like his music old, as well"

    oh,congrats to the west londoners for their excellent perfomance in Europe!!! And congrats to Fulham too ;)

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  • 55. At 08:45am on 22 Mar 2010, BCChris wrote:

    Great blog Chris,

    Been a while since ive commented, but i have been reading regularly!

    The main reason ive decided to comment is the much heated topic which grabbed my attention immediately.

    Bacon & Egg, Red Sauce, Coffee, every time. Unless your a McMuffin fan, in which case you will need to substitute that red sauce for a slice of cheese. Look im not not here to judge.

    Keep up the good work Chris

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  • 56. At 10:10am on 22 Mar 2010, Andrew wrote:

    There's a sandwich shop near me that does hot roast pork, stuffing and crackling (I opt to not have apple sauce but is available) sandwiches and being in Yorkshire they ask you 'do you want the bread dipped in drippin?' To which I of course reply too bloody right I do.

    It is without question the finest culinery treat you can get between two bits of bread. Try it sometime, it's ridiculous.

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  • 57. At 10:27am on 22 Mar 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Mourinho hit the headlines, Eto'o hit the winner and John Terry hit a pedestrian

    V funny - what happened at The Lords? I thought we were playing in Bangladesh or sumat?

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  • 58. At 10:30am on 22 Mar 2010, resistance1984 wrote:

    Great blog! Who'd have known that you're a hip-hop expert, Chris? =)))

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  • 59. At 11:34am on 22 Mar 2010, Andrew wrote:

    In fairnes I wouldn't go as far as to say hip hop expert.

    It's no Wu Tan Clan or NWA.

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  • 60. At 2:19pm on 22 Mar 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Now you've set up Robbo's blog Chris,how did you get on at The House of Lords?

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  • 61. At 3:29pm on 22 Mar 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    At last I'm on the case! Many apologies for neglecting my duties on Friday, but I shall attempt to address a few comments right now:

    8. Starfire 6 Mods 0: Liking your thought process there - Dowie taking Liverpool down. You read it here first, folks.

    9. Ngog Back and Forth: I couldn't possibly endorse this as the other half may be looking in - I'm already in the doghouse for having the gall to watch Match of the Day 2 last night, when Man Utd beating her beloved Liverpool was first up. Having been forced to sit through a night of ice skating and Boyzone, I thought I was justified in my actions.

    10. Dee330: Didn't bump into you at LR - but then I don't know what you look like! Draw just about fair I guess, but not one for the purists.

    13. Jam Master Jam: Have them, son - they're yours!

    14. Baggie Mike: Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, although I don't think the Ivor Novellos will be troubled.

    18. Rabster: Yeah, I know - they'll probably both fall at the next hurdle, but given the draw there is a chance Fulham and Liverpool will be slugging it out for glory - and no-one would have called that (particularly after their respective first-leg results).

    19. ericstevens: Quite right - Italian/Spanish, but an all-American hero playing the lead role, although admittedly I was clutching at straws a bit there.

    24. JacksfromBuxton: Now to THE hot topic of the blog, the bacon/sausage sarnie debate. For me, it's bacon on white bread with tomato ketchup every time. And as I don't drink tea or coffee, I guess it would have to be orange squash or Coke to wash it down.

    34. TheNeutral: Yes, good point - although their happy reunuion didn't last very long.

    37. davidgilmourthe3rd: Ah yes, good old Ray Alan and Lord Charles. Although 'Muppet' is probably closer to what I get called from time to time.

    47. Naim77: Of course! How did I let that one slip through the net? Gold star for you, Naim.

    50. Spurs59er: Sadly I have watched quite a bit of Dempsey & Makepeace over the last few months, which is probably why the reference sprang to mind so readily. It was being shown on channel 178 at a time when the good lady had retired to bed. Not quite The Sweeney but definitely does a job - and, as you so correctly pointed out, Glynis Barber is worth the admission fee alone!

    53. Chris Wilby: 'King of BBC Blogland' - I'll take that! (Although it's patently not true - sigh.) Particularly like Ol Dirty Gerrard - and nice comment on the Roonster!

    55. BCChris: Welcome back, son! Have addressed the bacon/sausage debate earlier but I'm afraid egg with tomato sauce is a no-no for me!

    58. resistance1984 & 59. Andrew: Expert is pushing it, although back in the day I was into the likes of Digital Underground, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Ruthless Rap Assassins, Gunshot - you name it.

    60. JackfromBuxton: Ah yes, the House of Lords. Well, I was invited by the Down's Syndrome Association to Celebrate their 40th anniversary, on the back of the blog I did a couple of weeks back about my littlun and the QPR Tiger Cubs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/03/doing_it_for_the_kids.html Great night had by all - and of course if anyone wants to sponsor me for my walk to the Palace, it's never too late!

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  • 62. At 12:43pm on 23 Mar 2010, TheScarlettWarrior wrote:

    Why is everyone going on about this 'coffee' malarky? It's tea every time - what's wrong with you people! Bacon, egg and sausage for sure (maybe with some cheese if your a cholesterole go getter like myself), but coffee? I will not have it! We're English aren't we!?
    I'm going to make a cup now (fourth of the day) as I'm so upset by the flagrant disgregard to the national beverage of this land (other than Fosters/Stella... ;-)
    p.s Spurs to finish fourth and win the FA cup (which 'Arry fills with tea and drinks to his heart's content.... probably...)

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  • 63. At 2:13pm on 23 Mar 2010, Kalpz wrote:

    Excellent blog Mr Charles - made me tickled whole way......the olive branch lasted all of 11 odd minutes at the theatre!

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  • 64. At 6:58pm on 18 May 2010, Manu wrote:

    Nice picture of Puff Daddy ;-)

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  • 65. At 4:27pm on 01 Jun 2010, matchwinner wrote:

    Shame that Puff Daddy hasn't come in with a last minutebid for Palace - they look doomed at the moment :(

    http://www.i-love-football.org

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