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The Kindergarten Cup

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Robbo Robson | 10:56 UK time, Thursday, 29 October 2009

It's the Carling Cup! Your chance to see some of the players that might be coming to your gaff on loan in the next month or two.

I enjoy the competition these days. All right so the big squads use it as a testing ground for some of their lesser lights - and Stoke do too. Although Tony Pulis making 11 changes is not quite the same is it? Might as well have sent his team out on to the Fratton Park pitch with 'spank me' sewn into the back of their shorts.

Even Kanu was able to burst clear of a static defence with 10 minutes to go and Nwankwo looks increasingly like a giraffe about to hit the deck under the influence of a recently fired tranquiliser dart. But there seems to be a spirit to the League Cup matches which is lacking in the Premier League grind and often in the FA Cup, too.

Teams, including Scunny and Posh, set their stalls out, as the current parlance has it, to 'play football'. Big Sam Allardyce would tell you through seven sticks of doublemint that his teams have always played football, so I think the phrase refers to good football as opposed to 10-year-olds aimlessly hoofing it around a windswept park.
Alberto Aquilani and Philippe SenderosAquilani gets the better of Senderos
It was good to see the likes of Sturridge, Obertan, Santa Cruz and even Aquilani get a start. There was one tasty-looking bicycle kick from Aquilani which Senderos only handled about seven times before catching it and dropping it in the penalty box. Mind you, it wasn't given because that porker Wiley was still getting his breath back from the last time he had to blow his whistle, eh Fergie?

He looks bright enough, though, Il Principino (which I think is the one with anchovies, olives and red peppers).

Of course, if you go to a Premier League club with an open mindset you're going to get thumped. It looks like the tickets for the quarter-finals ought to come with the guarantee of 'three free headers with every game.' The defenders lost their man more often than Calum Best's girlfriends. I mean at a lot of set-pieces the marking was positively zonal.

Arsene Wenger has changed the nature of this competition - at Arsenal it's known as the Kindergarten Cup. But you do get to see the likes of Craig Eastmond, Sanchez Watt and Fran Merida proving that Le Professeur can still find a good player on the cheap.

Whether these squad lads can stand the waiting - and at the moment they sit there for weeks on end with their tongues out like rabid Alsatians waiting for the Royal Mail postman - is open to question.

Maybe they should adopt the attitude of one Brad Guzan. Sheriff Friedel's deputy kept Sunderland at bay with saves so spectacular he could open his own circus. If this lad's a second XI keeper then my wife's a good judge of character.

Yes, everyone chills out in the Carling Cup, apart from Studsup Red Nev, whose dismissal was actually approved of by Sir Alex Ferguson. After I heard that I moved the family down to the cellar right quick and we waited for the sky to fall in.

Blackburn did well despite the swine flu concerns. Rovers could be so infectious they've been warned against gobbing on the pitch as it could spread the porcine pandemic even quicker. I knew there was a reason why El Hadj Diouf wasn't playing, eh?

Elsewhere, the big news is that Mike Ashley has taken Newcastle United off the market and put Chris Hughton in as permanent manager. As it is writ in the Gospel According to St. James's 'Chris has risen'. He's going to sell the naming rights to the Stadium, mind. If I had the money I'd take up the offer, Mike. First of all I'd build a canal all the way round the stadium and call it the Up-Yours-Barry Moat. We could get McDonald's as a sponsor, surely If only we could get King Kev back. (I'm lovin' it. I'm LOVIN' IT!!!).

But even more shocking this week was Andre Agassi's revelation that he took summat called crystal meth with his pal 'Slim'.

Apparently he felt great afterwards and was overwhelmed by a desire to do a lot of household cleaning. Crikey. I'm not touching the stuff then. A lunchtime pint on a Saturday is enough to get our house dusted and utterly sterilised. (I do the pint, the wife gets a monk on and takes it out on Mr Sheen.)

Posters on my previous blog have suggested that this drug-taking explains the marriage to Steffi (which is unfair to the great Ms Graf, particularly as she's doing her best in the Number 10 shirt at Liverpool.)
Andre Agassi in 1997Agassi's revelations have rocked the tennis world
The tennis world is said to be coming to terms with the shock news somehow. What, that a young man found fame and fortune and then took an illegal drug?

The ATP's got some answers it needs to come up with, but Agassi? The lad went on the Challenger circuit, revived his career and became one of the greatest players ever for a second time.

Jonathan Overend says it tarnishes his reputation - me, I reckon that it makes his achievements all the more commendable.

Do we think Botham's dalliance with cannabis, or indeed Michael Phelps's, has diminished their standing? Nah. It doesn't seem that crystal meth was performance-enhancing given his ranking dropped to 141. I'm not sure it's a big deal. Although I'm sure some of you lot will tell me different.

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  • 1. At 12:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    The 'Up-Yours-Barry Moat' Stadium.

    hahaha that's even better than the 'Robbo Robson up the Boro' stadium that was suggested the other day/

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  • 2. At 12:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, Buckfast-Wine wrote:

    Was good to see Johnny Evans performing well, altho it was only barnsley, he's gona either give rio a good kick up the backside or else take his place.

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  • 3. At 1:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, coaxingstar71 wrote:

    Who do Newcastle United think they are? I read an article elsewhere regarding Ashley's decision not to sell, some former supporters club chairmen bemoaning the fact they only beat Donny Rovers 2-1 and that was how bad things had got for the Magpies - I can't believe the arrogance of that statement. It must be awful for those Geordies perched near the top of the Championship. No doubt they will be inconsolable when they only beat my team, an injury ravaged Sheff Utd, 4-0 next week.
    When was the last time they won something meaningful to give them their delusions of grandeur?
    Oh some sponsors going to give them a huge sum of money and rename the stadium - the poor things.

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  • 4. At 1:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, borntobebrilliant wrote:

    Robbo - I reckon you have a soft spot for liverpool, is that because boro always used to take points off them for fun especially up in the north east?

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  • 5. At 1:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    those monks are as bad as agassi, robbo, i wouldnt let one within the precincts of my wife if i were you. the trappists are the wost - their beer i can attest is rocket fuel, particularly La Trappe matured in the family vaults for a millenium. not sure how they stick to the vow of silence after drinking a crate of that stuff.
    as for stoke, who won this comptition with Grandad Eastham's strike against a pre-billionaire chelsea, who were all drunkards, according to their biogs. in these healthy days of sport i was v. disappointed stoke turned out their under-9s - what else have they got an earthly of winning? has pulis been on La Trappe?

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  • 6. At 1:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Let's get to the important matters about Agassi.

    Did you see how fit Steffi was looking in that Inside Sport video elsewhere on this site? Wow.

    Who needs crystal meths these days eh when you've got that at home to cheer you up.

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  • 7. At 1:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Newcastle getting relegated was all a cunning plan. They are in a great position to WIN the Championship. And in true sense of derby rivalry, Boro had to follow them all the way.


    Rumours have it Rafa might try the same.

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  • 8. At 1:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Rumour has it that Nissan are interested in sponsoring the ground.

    That appeals to Mike Ashley as they can genuinely call it a Primera league club.

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  • 9. At 1:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, trickysnap wrote:

    Yeah I read that from the Newcastle supporter fella. I, like everyone else, used to have a soft spot for't Geordies. There was one time I was hoping they were gonna beat my team in their quest to win the Prem until I got to the ground. But they are a ridiculous bunch now. Players and supporters alike. We'll see how they get on now there strong start has faltered and self doubt creeps in. Plus having their non-manager on a full time basis and the inevitable sale of some of their proper players in January, and Boro getting a proper manager. We shall see. SJP (or Pizza Hut Park soon enough) could be hosting Leeds and the other mighty fallen. Fingers crossed anyway.
    ON another note Aquilani was a fringey sorta player at Rome so don't expect too much Scousers. Make the difference he will not, and Stefi Graf has always been a nose job away from being fairly fit. Smashing pins. Good luck Andre. He was always one of the good guys.

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  • 10. At 1:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

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

  • 11. At 1:23pm on 29 Oct 2009, LoveQPR wrote:

    Another good blog Robbo

    "that this drug-taking explains the marriage to Steffi (which is unfair to the great Ms Graf, particularly as she's doing her best in the Number 10 shirt at Liverpool.)"

    I nearly choked on my lunch..

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  • 12. At 1:29pm on 29 Oct 2009, mackemsuse wrote:

    "apart from Studsup Red Nev, whose dismissal was actually approved of by Sir Alex Ferguson. After I heard that I moved the family down to the cellar right quick and we waited for the sky to fall in. "

    very funny!
    SJP (or Sid James Park as it is fondly known by some) could be called Greggs Arena
    or
    Specsavers stadium ( should have seen that one coming)

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  • 13. At 1:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, EricDantona wrote:

    Overwhelmingly weak stuff, Bore-o.
    "We could get McDonald's as a sponsor, surely If only we could get King Kev back. (I'm lovin' it. I'm LOVIN' IT!!!)."
    GROAN
    I do at least agree with you about Agassi. He's a good fella.

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  • 14. At 1:39pm on 29 Oct 2009, LABSAB9 wrote:

    "Teams, including Scunny and Posh, set their stalls out, as the current parlance has it, to 'play football'. Big Sam Allardyce would tell you through seven sticks of doublemint that his teams have always played football, so I think the phrase refers to good football as opposed to 10-year-olds aimlessly hoofing it around a windswept park".

    That is so true Robbo.

    Sam Allardyce is rubbish!!

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  • 15. At 1:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Great Blog Robbo, aren't they always?

    When I read the extracts of Agassi's Crystal Meth snorting exploits right here on the Beeb, I was half tempted to rush into Newark, buy an illegal street corner semi-automatic, knock off a couple of dealers and score big! Thoughts such as "this I gotta try" ran through me nut.

    However, being occasionally capable of making a half right decision, I settled for the less glorified caffeine and nicotine performance numbing substitutes. Still not good but er, less worse. The only problem I have with this story is the fact that everything printed in that article seemed to glorify it when it's an addictive, brain scrambling, life destroying drug. The fact that his account of the experience will potentially lead even one kid to want to find some and try it is all a bit sad. Just so this guy can clear his conscience and sell a few books? Borucs to Agassi.

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  • 16. At 1:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    these people are not normal people; they give up everything for the fix of winning which is why so many of them hate their sport. boardman says he htes cycling, nearly 1% of pro cricketers commit suicide ffs. its another addiction.
    botham addressed the boredom of touring with dope and booze - i sw him on a speaking tour when he sid he was so hungover during a test match that he walked out to the middle,forgetting his bat! who could not then be impressed as he swatted bouncers off his nose, eyes closed, for 6.
    as a sportsman of zero tlent, ive run a marathon and it was the most boring painful 4 hours of my life enjoyed the achievement but nowt else. i need some drugs now. ive been on the swine flu hotline for an hour and all i can get is crackling.

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  • 17. At 1:46pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "Do we think Botham's dalliance with cannabis, or indeed Michael Phelps"

    I didn't know Botham had a dalliance with Micheal Phelps? ah well different strokes for different folks...

    Robbo another blinder my man...

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  • 18. At 1:51pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    robbos wife with a monk, michael phelps with botham, all in a drugged up foursome, hs the Sun got hold of this story yet?

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  • 19. At 1:51pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    13, can you be "overwhelmingly weak"? Isn't that a double negative or an oxymoron or something...

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  • 20. At 1:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "There was one tasty-looking bicycle kick from Aquilani which Senderos only handled about seven times before catching it and dropping it in the penalty box"

    Can you imagine the hell-on had that happened in an important competition?

    Thank God it was only the Coca Cola Cr@p.

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  • 21. At 1:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, SummersIron wrote:

    Post 16 is pretty disturbing, not least because it reveals that some people on this blog are capable of running. 4 hours is a decent time too.

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  • 22. At 2:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, craigy1913shc wrote:

    I didn't know Michael Phelps had taken illegal drugs, someone please enlighten me...

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  • 23. At 2:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    17 RBA, Michael Phelps was skilled in many different strokes, as was Gary Coleman...."What you talkin' 'bout Willis"

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  • 24. At 2:02pm on 29 Oct 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    @21 - "Post 16 is pretty disturbing, not least because it reveals that some people on this blog are capable of running. 4 hours is a decent time too."

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    Pah, thats nowt. Back in the 1980's I could finish a Marathon in 30 seconds and I can still do a mean Snickers in under a minute.

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  • 25. At 2:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "which is unfair to the great Ms Graf, particularly as she's doing her best in the Number 10 shirt at Liverpool"

    Voronin?

    Are you sure?

    I could be mistaken, but I'm sure Graf could score from a volley.

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  • 26. At 2:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    #22, I think he got filmed at a party smoking pot.

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  • 27. At 2:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Phelps was pitured with a bong in his hand and subsequently admitted smoking pot.

    I say good on the lad. How can a guy possibly liven up (or calm down) without hurting himself or any other?

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  • 28. At 2:07pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Always makes me chuckle when sportsmen get done for smoking hash.

    Hardly a performance enhancer, is it, unless the performance entails slouching on the couch, giggling and eating 3 pizzas.

    John Daly, come on down...

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  • 29. At 2:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, HardWorkingHobbes wrote:

    After reading about Agassi's reaction to taking crystal meth I was wondering where I could score some to spike my flatmates drink.

    Be the first time he's cleaned the flat 6 months

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  • 30. At 2:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, gunnerfreva wrote:

    good one robbo...you and Tim are writers i look forward to reading...hilarious stuff today about SAF,
    but what i really liked is ur rraction to the Agassi opera....good to hear some sense amidst all the hoop-la!

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  • 31. At 2:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    28 BTP, I couldn't agree more, you don't see many people over here jogging through the streets of Amsterdam.

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  • 32. At 2:14pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    H2H,

    It took me all my concentration to not fall into the canal next to the Old Sailor.

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  • 33. At 2:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Well not that long ago... i was always blazing the crop, and i mean always! and i still managed to play up to 6 hours of footy a night or get in 18 holes of golf... then my playstaion broke...

    Zammo say: "Just say no!"

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  • 34. At 2:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Anyone tried the legal 'pot pourri'?

    Cracking stuff.

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  • 35. At 2:22pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RBA wrote that he had a Pot Noodle the other day.

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  • 36. At 2:23pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Had one today as well... cracking stuff!

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  • 37. At 2:24pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    I've got a pot belly, but that's probably more alcohol related.

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  • 38. At 2:24pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Kindergarten Cup

    Obviously managing Arsenal is Arnie's next job when he's finished in California.

    Imagine him grabbing a ref after a game and saying "hey ref remember when I promised I'd kill you last? I lied"

    or again after losing "I'll be back" - would be absolutely brilliant.

    Only problem would b eplayer turnover after he beats them all up for losing although I bet fans would think twice before giving him any stick

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  • 39. At 2:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Nah crystal meth is no problem at all. Just take a look at these before and after shots..

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    Mind you Agassi seems to have done it in reverse, that stupid long haired look to the now sensible shaved head.

    Robbo if you insist on stealing my bits for the blog is there any chance of some royalties? A Big-Mac at least! ;)

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  • 40. At 2:36pm on 29 Oct 2009, EricDantona wrote:

    Good question, RedBlue92.

    But no, because weakness has managed to overwhelm me on this occasion.

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  • 41. At 2:37pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 1:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    nearly 1% of pro cricketers commit suicide ffs


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    As opposed to about 50% of people who watch it.

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  • 42. At 2:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Gaz, the woman in the top row (4yrs of use) didn't look too happy to begin with.

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  • 43. At 2:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    Of course people like Overand are going to say that Agassi's reputation is tarnished.

    When are the media, in this country or elsewhere as well for that matter, going to get off the 'all drugs are bad' idea and recognise that being a drug user is completely different to be a drug abuser.

    Many people take recreational drugs and live normal lives. As is pointed out, the drugs hardly seemed to help Agassi's tennis did it!

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  • 44. At 2:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    fair point, Robbo - Agassi's "rebirth" should be applauded.
    meth is a brutal drug from what i can tell, and this only adds to the feelgood factor that is Andre's story...good bloke.

    i have to wonder how our Malevolent Manx will respond to more Fergie/Nev stick... surely not the predictable "Denis has got to you, too!" delusion!

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  • 45. At 2:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    40, thanks for clearing that up i am currently over whelmed with apathy, well it sounds better than being called lazy...

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  • 46. At 2:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    After a couple of decent previous blogs we seem to be now back into the all too familiar territory of a hastily thrown together series a cheesy gags with very little debate worthy points.

    Hardly surprising seeing as your last one was only put out on Tuesday so I can only assume this one was written in about ten minutes. No real structure to this Robbo or any relevant themes. Just haphazard "Robbo" gags shoehorned into sports comments in some failed attempt to provide a kind of humorous round up of the mid week sport.

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  • 47. At 2:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg


    Mugshots from the other night's fracas at Barnsley?

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  • 48. At 2:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, Nick wrote:

    Cannabis can actually enhance performance believe it or not because for some people it calms their nerves. Snooker players used to take beta blockers for the self same reason until they were outlawed.
    HOWEVER i cant imagine how snorting/smoking crystal meth can enhance anything.
    Some people have been saying its tarnished the trophies he won whilst under the influence! As he slumped from 2 in the world to 141 in 12 months id suggest he was winning naff all!

    As for the Carling Cup, as a United fan it was great to see Obertan get 90 mins under his belt and more game time for Fabraph.
    Nani must be worried because in the big games SAF reverts to using Giggs and when Nani does come on hes usually completely ineffectual. I for one hope Obertan starts against Blackburn.

    And boringly, probably like most people i was impressed with Arsenals young 'uns. Merida, Ramsay and Gibbs stood out. If they "train on" as it were then Arsenal are looking very good indeed.

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  • 49. At 2:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    38 Adam, not too sure we need the Terminator, we already have the Vermintor.

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  • 50. At 2:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "Cannabis can actually enhance performance believe it or not because for some people it calms their nerves. Snooker players used to take beta blockers for the self same reason until they were outlawed."

    I remember 'Big' Bill Werbeniuk used to down 20+ pints during a match to stop his shakes after BBs were banned.

    But what's snooker got to do with sport?

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  • 51. At 2:46pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Joe
    It's like you were there in the room with me.

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  • 52. At 2:47pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    How do' Joe lad, it weren't that bad was it, thier were some note worthy points in thier... the different dynamic to play that this cup competition brings for example? True i think, and if you disagree lets debate the mattter (haha, either way i have you beaten!)

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  • 53. At 2:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Gaz, 3rd from right top row, is that Gary Neville?

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  • 54. At 2:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, Nick wrote:

    Nah crystal meth is no problem at all. Just take a look at these before and after shots..

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

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    To be fair they dont look too healthy in the before shots either do they?

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  • 55. At 2:49pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Drugs are'nt used in professional sports anymore

    *looks around to make sure no-ones listening*

    ....or any less!!

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  • 56. At 2:49pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    BTP of course snooker is a sport, next you'll be questioning the arrows, and i'll not have that! (in my youth i have played both on drugs, didn't inhance my play though)

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  • 57. At 2:49pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 2:46pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:
    Joe
    It's like you were there in the room with me.


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    Finally we get to the bottom of the whole Robbo/Joe thing.

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  • 58. At 2:50pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Well his Mrs is carrying on with a Monk, Phelps and Beefy Botham... whats he gonna do...

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  • 59. At 2:51pm on 29 Oct 2009, oldstafford wrote:

    Robbo downgraded from a category A to a category E in JDR’s opinion then.

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  • 60. At 2:52pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    can we call it category "crystal meth" to keeo it in line with the blog... woudn't wanna go off topic..

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  • 61. At 2:52pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Have a look at the ravaged hag in the top-right.

    No wonder Catherine Tate was dropped from Dr Who.

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  • 62. At 2:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "next you'll be questioning the arrows"

    I think you'll find that's 'arrers'.

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  • 63. At 2:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    And where did they all get their sheriff's badges from?

    I want one!

    (Not a rusty one, though)

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  • 64. At 2:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    52. At 2:47pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    How do' Joe lad, it weren't that bad was it, thier were some note worthy points in thier... the different dynamic to play that this cup competition brings for example? True i think, and if you disagree lets debate the mattter (haha, either way i have you beaten!)
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    Im afraid the blog was undeniably poor. Its fair enough to argue that there wasnt a great deal of mid week action to discuss - hence some kind of round up from Robbo, but an alternative angle of looking at it could just have easily accomodated the "Robbo" style rather than a series of misfitting gags.

    In terms of the League Cup as a competition - the only thing worth debating about it is whether or not it should actually exist, or at least exist to the premier league teams.

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  • 65. At 2:56pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    #57, 58
    Seems like you're fictionalising the goings-on in my front room with a Daily Mail-like absence of evidence. Botham and Phelps has never met the missus, while the monk was a crystal meth user too until he kicked the habit.

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  • 66. At 2:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    They really should scrap it - all it's become is a dealership for Arsene's kids.

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  • 67. At 2:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    is a scouse scally telling an aldershot chav how to speak mockney?


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  • 68. At 2:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    By the way I think even Robbo senses this latest offering is a clear diminishment of his previous blog or two.

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  • 69. At 2:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 2:56pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:
    #57, 58
    Seems like you're fictionalising the goings-on in my front room with a Daily Mail-like absence of evidence. Botham and Phelps has never met the missus, while the monk was a crystal meth user too until he kicked the habit


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    I wasn't fictionalising.

    Fantasising maybe.

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  • 70. At 2:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    2:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
    By the way I think even Robbo senses this latest offering is a clear diminishment of his previous blog or two.


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    Good God, he can even read thoughts now.

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  • 71. At 2:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Re: meth-head pic...

    One of the dudes in the top row looks like oscar the grouchy bin dweller from sesame street.

    http://agentsmith2.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/oscar50.jpg

    And one of those guys further down looks positively healthier AFTER the meth.

    Strange world!

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  • 72. At 2:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    It's The Force.

    "These aren't the gags you're looking for. Move along".

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  • 73. At 3:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "If you strike this blog down, it shall become more powerful than you could posbily imagine"

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  • 74. At 3:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    "Joe, I am your father."

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  • 75. At 3:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "thats no moon....... its a robbo blog"

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  • 76. At 3:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "Don't underestimate the Force, err i mean Roach"

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  • 77. At 3:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "Help me Joe-bi-wan Ka-roachy, your my only hope"

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  • 78. At 3:12pm on 29 Oct 2009, TheRodentHansen wrote:

    JDR

    after a couple of decent previous postings we seem to be now back into the all too familiar territory of a hastily thrown together series of criticisms with very little debate worthy points.

    Hardly surprising seeing as your last ones were actualy stimulating debate and made some coherent and relevant debate. I can only assume this one was written in about 1 minute. No real structure to this JDR or any relevant themes. Just haphazard "JDR" critiques shoehorned into sports comments in some failed attempt to provide a kind of banal round up of the mid week sport.

    As for Agassi he was a bit of a hero in my youth (even used to have his t-shirt with the crazy hair!) and like some drug scandals in a strange way enhances him as a more normal human being capable of failings and mistakes like the rest of us. He managed to get his act together, come back stronger and hardly tarnished his reputation I would say.

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  • 79. At 3:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Maybe we could use the old jedi mind trick.........You do enjoy this blog.

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  • 80. At 3:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Yoda's advice to JDR

    "Robbo is the path to the dark side. Reading Robbo leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering"

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  • 81. At 3:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    78. At 3:12pm on 29 Oct 2009, TheRodentHansen wrote:

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    see what you just did.

    Copy
    paste
    replace 'Robbo' with 'JDR'.

    He may suit you for copyrights infringement you know!

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  • 82. At 3:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    78. At 3:12pm on 29 Oct 2009, TheRodentHansen wrote:
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    Hardly - for starters I feel the criticism was justified. I then explained why and also implied briefly what could been to improve. This is constructive criticism. I could have wrote a more extensive post and gone into more detail but that no doubt would only upset you more.

    The the criticism has returned is because the blog was poor and the lack of points being made is because there is little in there to discuss. As you can see its really down to Robbo what my posts will be like. His poor blogs will attract criticism, his decent ones will not. So you would actually be better off directing your criticims of me to Robbo.

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  • 83. At 3:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Robbo, joes being a pain in the ar*e... Apease him with a better blog!

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  • 84. At 3:24pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Darth(t) Robbo: I've been waiting for you, Joe-bi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the Blogger.
    Joe-bi-Wan: Only a Blooger of evil, Robbo.


    I could play this game all day!

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  • 85. At 3:24pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Just read a story on beeb with the headline

    "Griffin considers Boro loan move"

    Thankfully, it was not that Griffin.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/s/stoke_city/8330479.stm

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  • 86. At 3:25pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    49. At 2:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    38 Adam, not too sure we need the Terminator, we already have the Verminator.

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

    Haven't RJ & the others ouwitted him already or do you have a Depelter Turbo to hand

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  • 87. At 3:25pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    can i just say cristal meth is just plain WRONG!
    it's a waste of decent champagne, and you can't light your primus stove with it either...
    if you want a meths-based cocktail, try mixing it with creme de menthe...
    and if you want a crystal-based cocktail, then this really isn't the blog for you

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  • 88. At 3:25pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    @84.

    So it's a slow day in the office then RBA ;)

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  • 89. At 3:27pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    No, Month end should be hectic, but work takes a back place to StarWars surely... Customers can wait....

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  • 90. At 3:27pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    80. At 3:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:
    Yoda's advice to JDR

    "Robbo is the path to the dark side. Reading Robbo leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering

    ---

    Suffering leads to or is having to read Scouser Onion all day.

    Interesting phone call of the week.

    Dad, my keeper's suspended can I have a new one - 2 minutes later Ben Amos you are on your way to Peterborough

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  • 91. At 3:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    jdr your audacious insistence that this COMEDY blog be recast in your own monotonous, humourless image was v funny up to the point two blogs when Robbo actually seemed to have been worn down by your inexorable and endless Mr Logic mantra.
    Now your just boring. Join the trappists, drink a case of La Trappe and/or sit back on your perch pecking at your reflection,please. I know the NHS is facing cuts but this blog really is no substitute for care in the community for your extreme autism. I'm sorry if tis sounds intolerant but you're like my two year old but without the charm.

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  • 92. At 3:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    As long as Robbo doesn't start writing any prequel blogs!

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  • 93. At 3:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    91. At 3:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:
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    Interesting that Robbo's previous few blogs have had the most posts though (over 1000 on one??) so maybe its you that has the problem.

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  • 94. At 3:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Hey Joe, i compared you to my 3 year old a few blogs back... your getting worse son!

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  • 95. At 3:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 3:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Interesting that Robbo's previous few blogs have had the most posts though (over 1000 on one??) so maybe its you that has the problem.

    ------

    To be fair Joe about 900 of those posts were nothing to do with the blog!

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  • 96. At 3:36pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    93. At 3:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Interesting that Robbo's previous few blogs have had the most posts though (over 1000 on one??) so maybe its you that has the problem.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    have you actually read those 1000 posts?

    it's the usual stuff; gaz v onion etc, but only with no JDR anti-robbo rants...
    maybe it's YOU that should write in the style you had used last week?

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  • 97. At 3:37pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Yoda's (further) advice to JDR

    "Clear your mind must be, if you are to discover the real villains behind this blog"

    (heheh, that should get him paranoid enough to hit the meth pipe)

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  • 98. At 3:37pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    95. At 3:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    To be fair Joe about 900 of those posts were nothing to do with the blog!

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

    I think the mods gave up with us on that one Gaz

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  • 99. At 3:37pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    86 Adam, I owe you an answer, but first who is RJ, and what is a Depelter Turbo?

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  • 100. At 3:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    I see United have appealed against Fabio's booking because it should have been his twin.

    Can Pool now start appealing Kuyt's by claiming that it was actually Sloth from the Goonies?

    http://0616.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/goonies_sloth.jpg

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  • 101. At 3:39pm on 29 Oct 2009, TheRodentHansen wrote:

    spitfire:

    I hope he doesnt put me in any of his copyright infringment suits!They would be badly fitting, lack modernity or sartorial wit!

    JDR;
    You probably upset me the least considering some of the regulars on here. The criticism was hardly justified considering it was the carling cup last night and and I thought Robbo was justified in the Agassi/Newcastle observations as they were the most relevant/newsworthy stories. Plus it normally adds some much needed humour to my day.
    Im sure like Robbo I find you like a pair of well worn slippers. Reassuringly familiar, not that luxurious and very easy to get into. As i have no criticisms of Robbo, I thought I would direct them at a far more deserving candidate. Although I hope I wont fall victime to some JDRi mind tricks.

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  • 102. At 3:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    90. At 3:27pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Suffering leads to or is having to read Scouser Onion all day.



    you certainly suffered yesterday, biggest kicking of your life

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  • 103. At 3:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 3:36pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    have you actually read those 1000 posts?

    it's the usual stuff; gaz v onion etc

    ----


    Please get your facts correct.

    It's usually me v Denis and Adam v Onion.

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  • 104. At 3:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    #93
    KILL KILLL KILL KILL KILLJDR KILL JDR KILL HAHAHAHAHA KILL!!!!!!!

    Problem, what problem, Joe?

    KILL JDR KILL HIM KILL THE VOICES THE VOICES!!!!

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  • 105. At 3:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    I'm supposed to be working but I feel another JDR video coming!

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  • 106. At 3:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    sorry gaz... you really think i stayed focussed?

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  • 107. At 3:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    103. At 3:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    Please get your facts correct.




    Robbo's Ironymeter has just exploded

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  • 108. At 3:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, collie21 wrote:

    Steffi graff looks alright these days, if you google her image, there are some photos taken from the right angle she is almost pretty.....

    What about Man City playing the first teamers last night? Did you see their squad? I thought it was fun to see a team finally take the Carling cup seriously. They should be lauded.

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  • 109. At 3:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    94. At 3:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
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    Unfortunately the problem people have with me is that they dont agree with my opinion and as such dismiss anything that I write. This is evidenced in a number of ways. Firstly Im the one that gets called a 2/3 year old when I actually go out of my way to explain why Im criticising a blog rather than just log on and have a cheap pop with no reasoning, especially considering the insults that come my way which are often unfounded. Secondly, even when Robbo does write a poor blog people would still much rather try criticise me rather than actually think maybe this latest effort wasnt Robbos greatest. Thirdly, despite clearly outlining my position a number of times people seem determined to label me as someone looking for some kind of ultra serious primetime style blog. I dont enjoy the times Robbo continues on with repititve gags that are recycled or when he uses the blog space as an opportunity to write essays on the comings and goings of the Blue Bell but it can at least be bearable if there is a decent issue that can be up for debate. Its not impossible to write a blog that contains humour and a debateable topic. Robbos last couple of blogs previous to this latest effort actually attracted more responses than usual so it wasnt as if they werent liked.

    The blog can be used as a useful forum for both football debate and comedy but efforts like this waste that potential.

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  • 110. At 3:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Here's a prequel post for you. Caste ye minds back to when JDR obsessed about discovering Robbo's true identity....Robbo's followers mask the presence of their leader:

    "I'm Robbo!"

    "No, I'm Robbo!"

    "I'm Robbo, and so is my wife!"

    Later that day, Robbo retreats home to the safe bussom of his mother, only to be followed by the dastardly JDR...

    "He's not Robbo, he's a very naughty boy (leave that welsh tart alone)"
    "but I dont really want to mum!"

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  • 111. At 3:47pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    Armed Robber: No nonsense. Just give me all your money.

    JDR: I shall commence by pointing out to you that my demeanour is not one which could be described as nonsensical. Consequently I can attest you have no cause to reprimand me on your first point. On to your second point: Bearing in mind the potentially lethal situation in which I find myself, to wit: your presence in conjunction with the presumably loaded firearm which is presently levelled at my cranium, I will comply with your request comprehensively, albeit reluctantly. Here, twenty-seven pence.

    Armed Robber: Twenty-seven pence? **** off. There's more than that in the till.

    JDR: Indeed, undoubtedly so. However your request was for *my* money. The currency in the till belongs to a third party and is therefore not "my money". However, if you are still desirous of said money I would suggest that you re-phrase your original statement to recognise and incorporate this important distinction.

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  • 112. At 3:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    107. At 3:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyOnion wrote:

    103. At 3:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    Please get your facts correct.




    Robbo's Ironymeter has just exploded

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

    Along with the relative peace and quiet around here. :/

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  • 113. At 3:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    108 Collie, I'm sure that L'pool, Chelsea, Man Utd & Arsenal also take this cup pretty serious, it's just that they also have the CL to deal with, unlike Man City.

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  • 114. At 3:49pm on 29 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Bussom?

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  • 115. At 3:54pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Yes, bussom. I was going to use a northern euphemism for them, but it would have turned out like:

    Later that day, Robbo returned home to the safe haven of his mam's mamms.

    Actually, coming to think of it, that would have been better.

    :D

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  • 116. At 3:56pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    bloga... fantastic... One you have to give young joseph he is a rich vein of comedy...

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  • 117. At 3:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    P.S I know bussom was a typo but I was trying to find a way to wriggle out of it without ruining the moment ;D

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  • 118. At 3:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Collie, futher proof is that this year the only "top 4" team not in the last 8 was elimanated by a rival "top 4" team.

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  • 119. At 3:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Joe reminds of an old maths teacher i had, you'd say "sir can i take the blind down, the suns in my eye" and he'd reply "... 2 points, firstly no you may not take the blind "down" you may however lower it, and secondly the sun is not in your eyes, it is in the sky"

    He had alot of people make fun of him as well..

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  • 120. At 3:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    Joe i think you're missing the point ( i think i've said that before)

    this is the i n t e r n e t... it's the whole world on here, and for some of us, this is actually fun! for others, it's a way of trying out stuff you've been thinking about saying, without risking a smack in the mouth from a bloke in the pub
    imagine some of the arguments on here happening in the pub? (or ask your dad etc)...
    there'd be bottles flying around, broken chair-legs being wrapped around people's heads, and some bird in the corner going "leave it, 'ee's not werf it"!
    the fact is when YOU talk football, people do actually read your comments, and some of us agree; but when you have a pop at Robbo, everyone stands up for their "mate" and bawls you down.
    so seriously Joe, No Premier teams in the CC? for many players this really is their only chance of silverware. personally I reckon it should be no Champions League or Europa teams, but leave all the others; mind you I don't have a high opinion of Europa either.

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  • 121. At 4:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, mr-cammy wrote:

    RE Meth Pic

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    Girl up one from bottom left (8 months) got way hotter.

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  • 122. At 4:02pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    109. At 3:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    94. At 3:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
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    Unfortunately the problem people have with me is that they dont agree with my opinion


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

    Unfortunately the problem JDR has with him is that he does not agree with Robbo's style, our taste and our opinion of JDR.

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  • 123. At 4:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    What of all teams who qualify for CL or Europa are not allowed entry to the Carling Cup... this still gives teams mid to low prem teams something to play for, as well as improving the chances for championship, league one and league two teams... Also it cutsa few matches down for the likes of united and chelsea etc... who do play to many games...

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  • 124. At 4:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    @119

    I think we all had a teacher like that at School.

    @121 just looked at those pics .... and I thought weed could mess you up bad. Meth is nasty stuff :(

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  • 125. At 4:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    122. At 4:02pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:
    109. At 3:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
    94. At 3:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    leave me out of this

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  • 126. At 4:05pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    121. At 4:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, mr-cammy wrote:
    RE Meth Pic

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    Girl up one from bottom left (8 months) got way hotter.

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

    I'm glad somebody else spotted that too... I was worried i was the only one! do you think they got the pictures the wrong way round?

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  • 127. At 4:06pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    121... she did as well... she may die of an overdose, but her hair is full bodied and she is looking better than ever.

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  • 128. At 4:06pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    123. At 4:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    What of all teams who qualify for CL or Europa are not allowed entry to the Carling Cup... this still gives teams mid to low prem teams something to play for, as well as improving the chances for championship, league one and league two teams... Also it cutsa few matches down for the likes of united and chelsea etc... who do play to many games...

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

    Makes sense. The big four treat the cup as a joke anyway, they moan like hell about fixture congestion as the year goes on and if I remember right all the teams who are in Europe as things stand enter in round three while the rest of the prem join in at round 2.

    Aldershot for the cup next year perhaps?

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  • 129. At 4:07pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    No Onion the suffering was caused by the effort needed to bait you over and over because it is generally amusing but now it is just tiring and boring but I just can't help it -

    Al l I need to do is say

    RAFA wasted money
    Torres Tripped
    Liverpool are going to finish 7th and no trophies or europe

    and you bite.

    I'm on autopilot more often than JDR & Robbo responding to your rubbish yet I still do.




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  • 130. At 4:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Another meth-head pic observation:

    The dude in the bottom left (post meth) is the spitting image of that guy from District 9. I dare you to disagree, I think thats actually him!!

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  • 131. At 4:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    128.. well we always get knocked out first round, so it won't have much impact on us... but we can dream...

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  • 132. At 4:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    99. At 3:37pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    86 Adam, I owe you an answer, but first who is RJ, and what is a Depelter Turbo?

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

    You need to watch Over the Hedge with Bruce Willis (Voices RJ the racoon) to understand it

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  • 133. At 4:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    so seriously Joe, No Premier teams in the CC? for many players this really is their only chance of silverware. personally I reckon it should be no Champions League or Europa teams, but leave all the others; mind you I don't have a high opinion of Europa either.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1 Cup competition is enough. The Premier League must be the only big league to employ a second rate cup competition of this style.

    The "other" prem teams dont care too much about it either as Stoke proved there. For them its just an additional fixture burden thats not neccessary in the race to survive or make it into Europe.

    Invariably a mid table team might find themselves in the semi final where then they might try and go for the win bit its got to be one of the most devalued trophies out there.

    At least with the Europa cup you can argue it generates a bit revenue from TV and is more prestigous.

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  • 134. At 4:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    joe see my solution at 123 i solved this problem...

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  • 135. At 4:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RBA, wouldn,t that just give an unfair advantage to teams like Man City, Spurs etc?

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  • 136. At 4:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, Cantanker wrote:

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg
    i had a look at this mr cammy and i suppose Agassi is top row third one in from the left.

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  • 137. At 4:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    126. At 4:05pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:
    121. At 4:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, mr-cammy wrote:
    RE Meth Pic

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    Girl up one from bottom left (8 months) got way hotter.

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

    I'm glad somebody else spotted that too... I was worried i was the only one! do you think they got the pictures the wrong way round?


    -----



    Nah, she was just a bit of a plumper before and meth makes you lose weight!

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  • 138. At 4:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    The thing is with that system for the league cup though, for teams like Spurs and Everton they have the dilemma of trying to chase and keep up with the big four or settle for a life of mid table mediocrity, win the cup and scream about having some silverware.

    Kinda like my parents' logic when it came to secondary school. Do they try and bung us in the best school in town and watch us struggle, way out of our depth, or put us in the local comp where we'd be top of a mediocre bunch but happier for it.

    As for the answer, I wish I'd joined my sister at the comp.

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  • 139. At 4:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Makes sense. The big four treat the cup as a joke anyway,

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

    Yet the last 7 finals were won by Man Utd, Spurs, Chelsea, Man Utd, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Liverpool

    They get serious once it gets to the quarter finals i think.

    But excluding teams in the CL would lead to small clubs losing revenue like Barnsley, Southend etc who have drawn Utd in recent years

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  • 140. At 4:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, heinzeforking wrote:

    Aquilani didn't start for Liverpool, he came off the bench. And here was me thinking you'd watched the whole 90 minutes of each tie. Amateurish. :D

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  • 141. At 4:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    The FA cup should be enough. There are enough fixtures as it is.

    You can argue taking out CL teams, or making the top prem clubs enter reserve teams and lots of other solutions but all this just highlights the sheer pointlessness of the cup.

    The fact that a big prem team usually wins it just highlights how far they are ahead of the rest as opposed to them actually caring.

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  • 142. At 4:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Man U still had their kids ruling the pitch in the final last year Adam.
    Foster played a blinder in the penalty shootout to win it for them.

    They were so confident against a Spurs side that was threadbare, fighting relegation at the time had their best players cup tied thanks to Ramos selling them off and Redknapp retrieving them.

    When Spurs won the cup the previous year I remember all the Chelsea suporters in the bar claim we'd beaten a second string team. I didn't realise Cech, Terry, Ballack and co were 'second string' but oh well.

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  • 143. At 4:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    RE Meth Pic

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    It's pretty bad if, like the girl in the top left hand corner, you have to borrow wigs from Phil Spector!

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  • 144. At 4:22pm on 29 Oct 2009, tomefccam wrote:

    Athletes (inc footballers) should be drug tested by their clubs. If they use recreational drugas then they are not cheating their sport, but cheating the paying punter. punters look upto these people and they need to be setting the right example

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  • 145. At 4:25pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    132 Adam, aaah, the penny has dropped.
    And your 139 comment is bang on the money.

    I personally don't think Wenger would be too happy if we were no longer able to play in the CC, he's used it for years as a test of strength of his squad, and nowadays football is much more of a squad orientated game then mearly a team game.

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  • 146. At 4:26pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #142 and probably will this year if the line up against Barnsley is an indicator but I reckon this could be Arsenal's year (or City's but I really hope not so that Tevez wins nothing, spits his dummy out and goes abroad)

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  • 147. At 4:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    132 Adam, aaah, the penny has dropped.
    --

    Hopefully along with Nani cos he isn't playing well at the moment

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  • 148. At 4:29pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    I can just imagine the look on Arsene's face if he won it this year with his kids. Mind I can see City taking it very seriously just so Sparky's got something to show for his spending spree.

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  • 149. At 4:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    100 million for the Carling Cup... i canimagine that would not apease his Arabian masters... surely its all top4 or now't for them this year...

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  • 150. At 4:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, Macca wrote:

    Re Carling Cup: great to see young talent, shame it's not taken a little more seriously by anyone (unless they win it that year).

    Re Newcastle: Any fan suggesting they should be doing better when they're leading the Championship currently is deluded. If you fail to get promoted, which I thought was a dead cert pre season, then you might feel a bit hard done by...until then, give it a rest.

    Re Crystal Meths: Just Say NO, just like Zammo!

    As for the rest of the comments that have nowt to do with the blog, keep them coming, it's hugely entertaining.

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  • 151. At 4:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    140. At 4:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, heinzeforking wrote:
    Aquilani didn't start for Liverpool, he came off the bench. And here was me thinking you'd watched the whole 90 minutes of each tie. Amateurish. :D

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    by get a start i meant get a taste of first team action for the first time this season. Did or did not Aquilani start his Liverpool career last night? Oh burlocks I've been led down a pedantic cul-de-sac already. Where's this going to end ?

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  • 152. At 4:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Joe i think you're missing the point ( i think i've said that before)

    this is the i n t e r n e t... it's the whole world on here, and for some of us, this is actually fun! for others, it's a way of trying out stuff you've been thinking about saying, without risking a smack in the mouth from a bloke in the pub
    imagine some of the arguments on here happening in the pub? (or ask your dad etc)...
    there'd be bottles flying around, broken chair-legs being wrapped around people's heads, and some bird in the corner going "leave it, 'ee's not werf it"!
    the fact is when YOU talk football, people do actually read your comments, and some of us agree; but when you have a pop at Robbo, everyone stands up for their "mate" and bawls you down.
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    I dont think Im missing the point here. I dont have a problem with this forum being used as some kind of trial open comedy mic session and I dont complain about others commenting on whatever they want to. I will defend my position though if I am hit with some criticms as opposed to just cheap insults.

    Its for precisley the reason that the forum is relatively open that I critice Robbo when he fails to produce something of any quality. One of the feelings I get from certain posters is that they dont actually care about the quality of the blog because they simply log on to to engage in their own back and forth comedy with their usual sparring partners. Robbo could write absolute rubbish (and often does) and they will give it a quick read before going off topic with their own posts. So Robbos blog isnt even that relevant to them. Thats fine if your one of those people. However I do look for some kind of reasonable effort and debate worthy point from Robbo - that is his job after all. Instead people shout down the same stuff - its supposed to comedy etc when in fact theyre just annoyed that its a different opinion and not in the spirit of their off kilter "banter".

    Im not sure how or why the Robbo blog started and Im aware it has fairly loose guidelines on what it should and shouldnt be, but I do feel at a minimum it should try and provide a humorous and debateable peice of writing (for the right reasons) as I would assume that was the blogs original intention as opposed to just providing an open space for people to make up their own jokes.

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  • 153. At 4:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    134. At 4:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    joe see my solution at 123 i solved this problem...

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

    Oi! see bottom paragraph of #120... I thought of that! (but i'm sure i'm not the first)

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  • 154. At 4:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I'll give you that Zeus... Joe look at the bottom paragraph of 120, Zeus has solved it...

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  • 155. At 4:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Well peeps, look on the bright side ... least JDR's not mentioning the words 'License' or 'Fee' anymore ;)

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  • 156. At 4:37pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    A better system than the Carling cup for me would simply be to allow teams enter a reserve team in the lower leagues with an age cap as they do in Spain and then cap the level that they can be promoted to - as in you couldnt have Arsenal and Arsenal reserves in the premier league.

    That way the reserves would get much more regular football and the pointlessness of the League Cup could be disbanded.

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  • 157. At 4:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Star, the league is probably beyond City (this year) so the cups are indeed a realistic goal to show some return on their huge investment.

    This for all......Try telling the fans of the winning team, after they'd just left Wembley, that the CC is a no mark, nonsense cup.

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  • 158. At 4:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Hello All.

    Hovering Gooner here.


    This is a wonderfull Blog! it has a bit of everything in it, no matter which team we surport. As usual there is the humour and i have not yet scanned the replies from the Robbo faithfull ( names not needed for you know who you are )

    after i read it i was very tempted to get on my hobby horse about certain things contained in it, but, if i do, it will spoil it, so i am gonna be quiet, by the way, they were not things to do with Arsenal, more the Aggasi bit.

    " Yes, everyone chills out in the Carling Cup "

    The above little bit sums it all for me, its 100% on the nail ohhh if we would only do the same for the other competitions.

    This Blog should break the all time record in terms of responses if it dont there is something seriously wrong.

    I am gonna read it again, and may come back with an ON TOPIC response, but then I might just fancy sitting back, with my Wine ( hahha us wino's as we was reffered to the other night ) and read the input of all you lot. It will bring a smile to face regardless.

    Rock On Robbo!

    Shine on Arsene Wenger!

    and may the force be with you all. happy Halloween by the way.

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  • 159. At 4:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    It's a bit of both really - a good critique should never get in the way of facts as Rafa will readily tell you

    As for your point that certain posters is that they dont actually care about the quality of the blog because they simply log on to to engage in their own back and forth comedy with their usual sparring partners.

    That is not true we do care about the quality (we're just easily distracted off-topic that's all)

    However insisting that we crticise you with reasoned cricism rather than cheap insults is a bit unfair as it takes the fun out of it although I still watch Gaz's JDRgang video every now and again.

    No offence meant but its absolutely hilarious

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  • 160. At 4:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    but you could potentially have a top 4 of Arsenal, Utd, Chelsea and Pool in the prem and the championship???

    Thats a slightly flawed theory thier joey mate, you do know that thier is a reserve league and with as many matches played as any other league...

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  • 161. At 4:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    H2H - I would definitely agree with that - Winning the CC cup matters to everyone when they do it (ask the scousers and villains as they've won it often enough

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  • 162. At 4:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    adamsp's comment about lower league clubs losing revenue from top-flight opposition is probably the reason the carling cup still exists!
    maybe some sort of draw for pre-season friendlies against the premier leagues' big boys would help?

    STOP PRESS... MARLON KING JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS!

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  • 163. At 4:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    i'm starting to think this blog is a support group for meth-heads.

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  • 164. At 4:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    #152
    Your last paragraph, to be fair, is pretty much spot on. I thought some of the jokes on here were funny. And I thought it was interesting to ponder whether the Carling Cup is a more carefree brand of footy and more entertaining because of it. Certainly the Arsenal-Liverpool game was terrific. Thing is you didn't find it either funny or worth debating. Which is fair enough.
    I think what grates about your criticisms is that they suggest that you're upholding some sort of standard (and only you know what that is) that everyone else is happy to overlook and it comes over as right sneery and mirthless.
    That said, you have been lossening up a bit so I take these latest slights in the spirit they were offered. If they start urging you to take the crystal meth take the Zammo option.

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  • 165. At 4:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    160. At 4:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    but you could potentially have a top 4 of Arsenal, Utd, Chelsea and Pool in the prem and the championship???

    Thats a slightly flawed theory thier joey mate, you do know that thier is a reserve league and with as many matches played as any other league...
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    Its unlikely you would have the top 4 in both the Premier League and the Championship being the same.

    Theres a reserves league - but its not the same as weekly competitve football.

    They have this system in Spain (and Germany) I think and it works pretty well. The top sides essentially enter a B side into the lower leagues with an age restriction and allow them to compete.

    While the top 4 under 24s are probably all very good, especially Arsenal, I seriously doubt they are going to be all good enough to rule the Championship.

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  • 166. At 4:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    M-E-T-H-O-D, man... hey you get off my cloud you don't know me and you don't know my style...

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  • 167. At 4:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    But Joe, that would still force 4 teams out of their leagues wouldn't it.. a danger to your harriers maybe?

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  • 168. At 4:49pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    #133. snore.
    #109. my dad always said fight fire with fire, (thats why they threw him out of the fire service)ere follows an attempt
    joe: I dont agree with your opinion but i accept you re entitled to it. the criticism isnt just ad hominem, although i admit mine usually is. you get a fair bit of flack, joe, because of the pomposity of your assumptions that everyone, especially robbo should share both 1. your assessment of the quality of the blog and 2. the underlying criteria behind that assessment which have no ref to the things i personally enjoy in it - yiu presumably dont like your aunt because she has no nads and scorn the breastlessness of your uncle.
    the most obvious example of tis is your criticism of the robbo persona with the blue bell etc; but tis is the power of this blog =the fantasy pub environment- and the underlying pathos of these postings - mostly by lonely deracinated men in distant countries or lost in familiar places, not enough friends, not enouh money working their way thriugh a case of La Trappe and you come on here insistin on a reentry into the "reality" of po-faced football debate. Doesnt make sense does it? At least youve stopped your j jonah jameson campaign to unmask robbos true identity. as if my name is "blodignag" or yours is joe davis roach. if it relly is - cover it up man, we dont want to know.
    Final point since when can you quantify qulity with ref to the number of postings? amillion people voted bnp.
    Final final point ; KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 169. At 4:50pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    and reserves football is great sometimes, Chelsea played all they're home reserve matches at Aldershot, and thier were some reet crackers...

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  • 170. At 4:50pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    If the 'big boys' were allowed to enter a team in the lower leagues, wouldn't they just generate even more money, get an even bigger squad and then we'd still have the same issue of the 'big boys' squirelling all the talent and taking all the money.

    No, just leave the League Cup as it is. If some teams don't want to take it seriously then they are taking advantage of their own fans as much as anyone else.

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  • 171. At 4:51pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    JDR -

    It works well in Spain and Germany but they don't have the same extensive league pyramid as we do - which 4 teams would you kick out of the league and also if you do it for 4 then the others will want it so the reserve league as it exists is the best method of giving them football with the occasional foray in the cups

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  • 172. At 4:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    168. At 4:49pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    You made me chuckle with your first para, brought tears with your second.
    WHO ARE YOU?

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  • 173. At 4:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:

    I knew before I even started reading this blog that 'robbo' was gonna provide the traditional mitigating circumstances for agassi, "oh, it's not a performance enhancing drug!" Same every time.

    Whether or not it's performance enhancing agassi's reputation should be rightly tarnished, there's a lot of people, myself included who were very disappointed to hear this revelation. Stop defending him, he made a mistake and that's how it is. He's gone down in my estimations, but he is still one of the greatest players in the modern era. But please, please don't come out with the line "it wasn't performance enhancing" because that doesn't mean anything to those who feel so disappointed.

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  • 174. At 4:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    I like the idea of a reserves team in the next division down, as opposed to the roy keane approach of trying to buy all your old team-mates and take half a dozen youngsters on loan.

    Joe, how does it work with the over-24s, recovering from injury? i mean who the hell do they get a decent game with, before they make it back into the starting eleven?

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  • 175. At 4:54pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    167. At 4:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    But Joe, that would still force 4 teams out of their leagues wouldn't it.. a danger to your harriers maybe?
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    It probably would yes (unless the leagues are expanded) and no doubt be seen as unfair by many but personally I wouldnt have a problem with it.

    Another problem would be the fuss the non top 4 teams would kick up over it. For instance Man City and Tottenham could easily want equal entitlement.

    However like I said the system works fairly well in other countries and Im sure could be accomodated by starting the reserve teams in the conferences and letting them play their way up.

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  • 176. At 4:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    #173 Monica Di Glenn

    Why are you so disappointed with Agassi?

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  • 177. At 4:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, lockwood97 wrote:

    Very funny, robbo's best column yet! Looking forward to next week's

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  • 178. At 4:56pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    This weeks instalment of JDR on video is almost with us.

    I'm trying my best to get it before RBA has to go home!!

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  • 179. At 4:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    probably beacuse he married steffi graf and not her

    Any bets on how long it takes Marlon King's wife to issue divorce proceedings now that he is doing porridge rather than coining in lots of cash every week

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  • 180. At 4:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Joe @ 175... you wouldn't have a problem with it... yeah but the fans of the teams who get nudged out of thier legues would. Try and think back to the Joe of yester year cheering on the harriers on a cold saturday afternoon, a pie in one hand a rattle in the other... Surely you've not always been this cold calculating football robot (blatantly decepticon). Have a heart dude...

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  • 181. At 4:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Gaz be quick... as when i get home its gigglebiz, dinner time, bath times, stories and beddybyes... i dunno what the kids are up to tonight though?

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  • 182. At 5:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:

    I'm sure it's not just me, plenty of people will have been disappointed by the revelations. I enjoy tennis and admire great champions like agassi (still!) But nontheless I get disappointed to hear things like this and it's my right to do so.

    Like it or not people do look up to these sportspeople, they're inspired by them and something like this can rightly disappoint them. I just laugh when people come out with the same old "it wasn't performance enhancing" line, doesn't make a differenct in my opinion.

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  • 183. At 5:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    welcome laseRBAeak unlike some of my other bloggers you never fail me

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  • 184. At 5:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    spitfire - I am the enemy you killed, my friend.

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  • 185. At 5:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    #164 I concur, I thought some of the one liners/puns/jokes in this blog were extreamly chuckle worthy.
    Since the Newcastle news broke yesterday, (we wrote about it on the previous blog last night) I've been racking my brain trying to come up with an amusing name for SJP but (still) came up blank. The Robbo,s building of a Barry Moat is pure genius.
    Joe, I'd never rubbish your opinion, your more than entitled to it. But many of us actualy do appreciate & enjoy this blog and the humour within it.

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  • 186. At 5:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    MDG - yes it is your right to do so but you do realise that there is a maximum quuota of 3 serious comments before you have to start making infantile jokes like everyone else

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  • 187. At 5:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    come on monica, he is only human... doing drugs dont mean you are a bad person... more likely just going through a bad time...

    That said, drugs are bad, m'kay and doing drugs are bad m'kay, don't do drugs m'kay, coz thier bad.... m'kay!

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  • 188. At 5:02pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    182. At 5:00pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:
    ..."the same old "it wasn't performance enhancing" line,"

    thought it was meth not coke?

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  • 189. At 5:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    183... Adam, you are now my hero... when you and tommy do battle i often think of.

    "one shall stand one shall fall"

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  • 190. At 5:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    If you started the reserve or B teams fairly low down in the football league then I dont think consequences would be disasterous. Im not suggesting you boot the championship teams out to accomodate them.

    I dont honestly think the financial gains from the B teams would be significant if that one argument against it. Naturally they would use a reserve stadiums for home games and these would hardly be sell outs.

    In regards to the over 24 players coming back from injury - as far as I know (could be wrong here) there is still a seperate reserves league the teams can play in which is made up of the over 24 guys not in the match squad or coming back from injury and the other underage players not good enough to make the B team. That team still plays reserves football while the B team is allowed play in the football league.

    As for the structure of the leagues - Im not hugely familiar with Germany but Spain have a league system just as big and complex as England. Along the lines of:

    Liga 1
    Liga 2

    Liga 2A
    Liga 2B
    Liga 2C
    Liga 2D
    etc

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  • 191. At 5:06pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:

    fair enough, but then keep quiet about it. IT seems he wanted to spice up this book he released.

    Don't forget that these people earn huge sums for their success, and we admire them for their achievements.

    Don't misinterpret waht I'm saying, I just want to explain that people are entitled to be disappointed by this and that the line "it wasn't performance enhancing" doesn't make people less disappointed.

    Good South PArk reference btw!

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  • 192. At 5:07pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

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

  • 193. At 5:07pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    89. At 5:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    183... Adam, you are now my hero... when you and tommy do battle i often think of.

    "one shall stand one shall fall"


    but why does he throw away his life so recklessly

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  • 194. At 5:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    and that is a question MegatrOnion should ask himself

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  • 195. At 5:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    Monica Di Glenn

    But what exactly disappoints you, that's what I don't get. Would it disappoint you if you found out that an idol of yours got drunk, for example?

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  • 196. At 5:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Joe you bring it on yourself...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcvnJ8ukKJI


    (I hope you can all see it, it's a bit rushed so not as funny, well that's my excuse, but at least it's not repetitive)

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  • 197. At 5:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    187. At 5:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    That said, drugs are bad, m'kay and doing drugs are bad m'kay, don't do drugs m'kay, coz thier bad.... m'kay!

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

    Not sure whats missing from this blog is South Park.
    Is there a way BBC can classify it as 'MA'

    I am sure the mods will welcome the move though.

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  • 198. At 5:14pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:

    Who doesn't get drunk? you seem to forget these drugs are illegal. Ok, so 'illegal' means nothing, sportspeople are professionals. They are also human and prone to make mistakes, but don't brag about it for the sake of selling a book, think of those who you may disappoint.

    He has disappointed me personally by revealing that he did take meth, when there was no need to as he had gotten away with it seemingly, I mean it is 12 years on now isn't it? I assume he's still got plenty of cash and wasn't desperate for more?

    And I'm guessign that his conscience wasn't gnawing away at him these past 12 years and he just had to tell the truth? No, he did it to promote his new book, and quite rightly peopel should think less of him as a result. If you can't see that then I give up trying to explain it!

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  • 199. At 5:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    164. At 4:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:
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    Its fair enough to tackle the issue of the Carling Cup, afterall it was the mid week football. However there was no real conviction in it. More along the lines of Arsenal youngsters were great, Stoke were poor and I liked watching the Arsenal youths get a game. Its not really any kind of point more just a general summary of what happened. I just think it would have been better to go out on a limb and say if the cup was a good thing one way or another and why.

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  • 200. At 5:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    #196 GazUtd

    Fair play for the effort. Had to watch with sound off though.

    I think JDR should be flattered by the time you have spent on his behalf.

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  • 201. At 5:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 5:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Not sure whats missing from this blog is South Park.

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    Ooops.

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  • 202. At 5:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    196. At 5:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Joe you bring it on yourself...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcvnJ8ukKJI


    (I hope you can all see it, it's a bit rushed so not as funny, well that's my excuse, but at least it's not repetitive)

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    GODD"MN§IT!

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  • 203. At 5:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    #198 Monica Di Glenn

    Ok, I understand now and I agree with you on the basis that you have given.

    I think I misjudged your thoughts earlier.

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  • 204. At 5:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 5:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, MrBlueBurns wrote:
    #196 GazUtd

    Fair play for the effort. Had to watch with sound off though.

    I think JDR should be flattered by the time you have spent on his behalf.

    ----

    Thanks, Yeah it wasn't my music and was in a rush so no time to change it.

    Someday I will put more effort in.

    Now someone complain about this comment before the wife sees that I've said that.

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  • 205. At 5:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, Macca wrote:

    Perhaps what would spice up the Carling Cup is if the winning team was awarded a CL place.

    You could have the Premier League Champions, The FA Cup Winners and the Carling Cup Winners take three CL spots. The Europa League spots get taken by the teams in PL who have not already booked a CL place.

    Maybe it's stupid but it would ensure more prestige in the cup...

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  • 206. At 5:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Now someone complain about this comment before the wife sees that I've said that.

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

    Your wife knows your nick name?
    Whats the point of having one?

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  • 207. At 5:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, signori wrote:

    We all hate JOE we all hate JOE!

    We can see you Sneaking out!
    we can see you
    we can see you
    We can see you sneaking out!

    Wooooaaaahh Rock and Roll Joe posts on his own!

    and so on...............

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  • 208. At 5:22pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    monica, drinking alcohol to excess is illegal, but we all do it!

    you can leave your car at home, walk to the pub, down a few beers, and get looked at funny by some chav, who then starts a fight...
    the police turn up and arrest BOTH parties, because they have no idea who started it, and BOTH end up with a charge of "drunk and disorderly"

    face it, i reckon he was being blackmailed by someone who knew he'd taken meth, and thought he'd "out" himself before they did, and get a s***load of cash in the process

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  • 209. At 5:25pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:

    MrBlueBurns and RedBlueArmy92,

    I'm going off now but glad mrblueburns accepts my point, I may have gone off on tangents at points, sorry!

    Just to finish, I accept we all make mistakes, sportspeople must realsie that they are idols. They get a lot of money for being great champs, and when they make mistakes and get away with it they should close the door on that mistake forever, especially when they don't need more money by selling their books! I assume in agassi's case he's still got plenty.

    Whether or not you regard takign recreational drugs as a mistake is upto you, and that's fine, but it is a mistake in the relation to agassi's profession, and all sportspeople. Thay are idols to some people, and they should remember that before tarnishing their image with making a few quid by making revelations. Especially those like agassi who's image to young aspiring sportspeople is worth more than the sales of his book with this revelation, at least it's worth more in my view!

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  • 210. At 5:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Gaz, you are truly the clip making authority.

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  • 211. At 5:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    205, strcprstskrzkrk.
    I personally think it's unwise/unfair to reward CL places to the winner of a series of one-off games.

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  • 212. At 5:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    H2H, and yet they award them to teams coming 2nd 3rd and 4th in the league? i like the idea, but how does it happen in other countries? i mean we've got about 40 active teams here in cyprus who take part in the annual cup; does one of them get a shot at the big-time?
    like i say, i like the idea; how about the four english teams playing a mini tournament, then just the winner going through to a straight knock-out competition?

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  • 213. At 5:39pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    actually that's a cr@p idea!
    leave it as it is

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  • 214. At 5:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    ZEUSFC

    your not a politician by any chance are you?

    " drinking alcohol to excess is illegal, but we all do it! "

    its not illegal yet! unless that is you and your ilke are trying to make it so, it may be erm " harmfull "

    but then again so are MP's expenses and Knighthoods for achieving doodly squat.


    " walk to the pub, down a few beers, and get looked at funny by some chav, who then starts a fight... "

    which is why i drink and drive.


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  • 215. At 5:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, TazzRedandWhite wrote:

    Surely if Keegan came back Burger King would have to be the new sponsor?

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  • 216. At 5:50pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    ZEUSFC

    proberbly one of those alcoholic docters, surgeons, schoolteachers, probation officers, policemen,judges,Mps,chiropdists,lawyers,reporters,lollipop men, perhaps even worse you work for the DVLA and are a member of the goverments advisary panel on Drink Driving.

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  • 217. At 5:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    nothing further from the truth mate... i live in a country where it's more than a 70% chance you'll see a drunk driver every day... or at least my wife does...

    i'm usually far too busy while driving, peeling a satsuma, while using the moble phone to be looking out for DDs!

    the point i was making was that as soon as you're over that breathaliser limit, they can nick you for being intoxicated; car or no car!

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  • 218. At 6:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Monica...absolutely agree with you, he's prostituting his own mistakes! It's not a problem that he did meth, he presumably dealt with that, the problem is with him using his popularity to now profit from it. I dislike him glorifying it because that'll make someone else want to try it. Bad choice Andre, still, we all make 'em. Now, where's that hot dog?

    Gaz...brilliant once again. The chap outside the pub also looks like the meth character referred to as Gary Neville.

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  • 219. At 6:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, Wash wrote:

    JDR wrote

    Its for precisley the reason that the forum is relatively open that I critice Robbo when he fails to produce something of any quality. One of the feelings I get from certain posters is that they dont actually care about the quality of the blog because they simply log on to to engage in their own back and forth comedy with their usual sparring partners. Robbo could write absolute rubbish (and often does) and they will give it a quick read before going off topic with their own posts. So Robbos blog isnt even that relevant to them. Thats fine if your one of those people. However I do look for some kind of reasonable effort and debate worthy point from Robbo - that is his job after all. Instead people shout down the same stuff - its supposed to comedy etc when in fact theyre just annoyed that its a different opinion and not in the spirit of their off kilter "banter".

    Im not sure how or why the Robbo blog started and Im aware it has fairly loose guidelines on what it should and shouldnt be, but I do feel at a minimum it should try and provide a humorous and debateable peice of writing (for the right reasons) as I would assume that was the blogs original intention as opposed to just providing an open space for people to make up their own jokes.


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    And by what criteria do you judge the quality of this blog? How do you determine whether Robbo has made a reasonable effort or made a debate worthy point? How do you know what Robbo's job is? Where you present at the interview or privy to the job spec provided?
    My understanding is that this is supposed to be a light hearted opinion piece- sometimes it makes me laugh out loud, usually at the most inopportune moments, others it makes me smile. If it didn't, I wouldn't bother reading it, much less spend large amounts of my time criticising it and then attempting to justify said critcisms. There is a whole raft of footballing blogs on the 'net, surely this time could be better utilised in finding one which meets your exacting standards- even better, why not write your own and put a link here, giving the rest of us an opportunity to both compare and offer 'constructive' criticism to your doubtless perfect offering...

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  • 220. At 6:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    ZEUSFC

    understood.

    i was just a tad concerned and yes u can be intoxicated but not draw attention to yourself. which of course is the way to go.

    so one can trundle home from the pub, in my case, via country lanes ( erm i actually walk as well ) i get home covered in mud as i have kissed every ditch and hedgerow for about 6 miles. its wicked fun though and the best bit is trying to sneak back indoors without waking the other half, ive never managed it yet, in truth i dont want to either as its the only time i have to see her in a nightgown.

    no wonder the mice throw themselves onto the traps.

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  • 221. At 6:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    i've heard that the best way to "sneak in" is to come crashing into the house, run up the stairs ripping your clothes off as you go while singing "sex-bomb, sex bomb, you're my sex bomb"...

    by the time you reach the bedroom, she'll be hiding under the covers, pretending to be asleep, and never mention your night out again!

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  • 222. At 6:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    212, Zeus, over here, a couple of years ago, some bright spark decided he wanted to spice up the league.
    He decided that, as usual, the automatic spot to the CL would go to the league winners. But to extend the season, generate extra interest/revenue, the place for access to the qualifaction round of the CL would be rewarded to the winner of a play off competition between the teams that finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.
    To almost everybody's surprise/shock the 5th placed team won and took the place, only to be completly thrashed/outclassed in the CL Qualifaction, which in the long run is bad for the country's seeding, meaning CL, Europa League places could be at risk.

    Another point is the "top 4" teams win a lot of the cups, but a few years ago Portsmouth won the FAcup, do you really think they could of held their own in the CL?

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  • 223. At 6:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, Monica Di Glenn wrote:

    H2H

    If the FA cup did have the reward of a CL place, wouldn't it encourage everyone to take it more seriuosly and play their best teams etc?

    I know now there's probs only he top 4 who can hold their own in CL, but about 5-7 years ago their would've also been newcastle and leeds who could've figured too?

    I think the top 4 moved away from the others because they finished there season-in-season-out for the past few, biut having the reward of a cl place in the fa cup would've changed that (possibly!)

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  • 224. At 6:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:


    162. At 4:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:


    STOP PRESS... MARLON KING JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS!

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    And Wigan have wasted no time in giving him the boot.

    Ah crap ... he used to play for the Gills :(

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  • 225. At 6:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, Macca wrote:

    H2H - You're right that with some freak results a "top" team won't always win the cups. However, the top 4 don't bother with the cups because of the lack of incentive. I would imagine that chance of freak results are less likely if the Top 4 fought for them as fiercely as they do the Prem.

    The current system though does work and if something works then best not tinker with it too much.

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  • 226. At 6:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Good work, Gaz. Did you crack a smile, Joe?

    As for the argument about the cup winners getting a place in the CL... how about top 3 in the league + FA Cup winners (I know it might screw up Liverpool's chances, especially this season, but it would improve the FA Cup) and if the FA Cup winner is one of the top 3 then it goes to the Fizzy Pop winners? If that is also one of the top 3 then 4th gets in. It wouldn't ruin our standings/rankings/seedings because whoever is in the top 3 would be more than able to hold their own.

    Or we could just keep it as is. Probably why no one listens to us.

    King sacked by Wigan... shouldn't that be "deposed"?

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  • 227. At 6:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    223 Monica Di Glenn, A knockout competition can be won a lot easier then a league, I suppose that's why the top 4 are awarded the CL places.
    Everton, Newcastle and leeds, have been & still could of been top 4 teams. We can't blame the new so called top 4 for "breaking away" when clearly others failed to take their chances.

    To be honest I'd have no problem returning to the old format of League winners playing CL/european cup, the cup winners playing in the Cup Winners Cup,(clever name) and the rest going for the Europa League/UEFA cup.....
    But it will never happen.

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  • 228. At 6:51pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robokopthe3rd wrote:

    Someone wrote early on saying that they called the swine flu hotline, but only got crackling...was that pork crackling by the way? Boom boom!


    That bloke My Cashley should re-name Newcastle`s ground Old Fortress Divided.

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  • 229. At 6:54pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    One serious thing (and I'm not one of the "stroppy Scousers" as some of you know). Adam... stop the endless dole queue stuff. I don't mind it occasionally or at the match, but you're more intelligent than that and it undermines everything you say to TommyO. Watch Boys from the Blackstuff. You might learn something.

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  • 230. At 6:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    on the matter of the CC.

    the serious contenders have to be the chavs and man city both of whom need to justify spending huge sums of money in pursuit of?
    both fielded near as dam thier 1st 11.

    bringing on Drogba? LOL obviously not a lot confidence in either youth set up. for those not up to speed Drogba is the chavs main striker, when that is he stays on his feet.

    The Arsenal lads once again stole the show.

    i hope we get the chavs in the next round, as it would be a good test as to just how things are shapeing up at Arsenal and AW's insistence on giving some a chance to strutt thier stuff on a bigger stage.

    my only wish is that whoever Arsenal draw in the next round Wenger puts out the youngsters to spank a few bottoms. I would also like him to do the same in the FA CUP regardless of who we are up against.

    no point at all in giving them only a few games in the CC only to be sent out on loan should they exit.

    despite popular belief, the FA CUP is not the best cup competition in the whole wide world, bit like wimbledon, which also is not the best tennis tournament in the world and niether is the english channel the busyiest shipping lane in the whole wide world but i spose it provides a feel good factor, which is more than can be said of G Brown D Cameron or C Clegg and reality TV on the BBC.

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  • 231. At 6:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    228 Robokopthe3rd
    Good catch with the swine-flu joke. (maybe I could of phrased that better)

    For SJP how about The Theatre of Bad Dreams.

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  • 232. At 6:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    DG3... They might not be the best. But they're ours so best to make do really!

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  • 233. At 7:02pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    229 Tommy, "I can do that, giv us a job"
    I remember the saying, but what was his name?

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  • 234. At 7:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, oldnickyb wrote:

    Just looked at your Blog, so this comment is way down the list, nevertheless, your infantile rant against Stoke is not acceptable, full stop,

    Yes they (we) were trashed, so what, it happens, what DOES not need to happen is someone like your good self. making cheap cracks at a Football Team and Manager who are to be admired for what has been achieved over the past few years.

    You let yourself down when you indulge in this type of blog, I am not sure if this bothers you, as you may be trying (successfully in this case) to provoke a reaction.

    I do not see too many answers from your comments, but I guess that is the real power of communication these days.

    I do notice however, that you have been, uncharacteristically silent on the treatment of Gareth Southgate by your Director/Owner.

    Wonder why!!

    Anyway, I think that you shoud seriously stop the silly provocation that is becoming more prevalent in your missives - you used to be funny

    All the best

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  • 235. At 7:03pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Yosser Hughes

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  • 236. At 7:05pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Yes Indeed, classic series.

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  • 237. At 7:06pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    DG3...which is the best cup? Which is the best tennis tournament? Who decides? Surely there's an element of subjectivity about those. And go ahead, which is the busiest shipping lane? That must be just a question of counting the ships, right? or does it go by volume of freight? Panama? Suez? Just don't say that it's the Manchester ship canal or the Leeds-Liverpool.

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  • 238. At 7:07pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    oldnickyb - everyone's a target mate. You shouldn't take it personally. The Big 4 clubs get most of the stick but we know it comes with the territory. Rarely is anyone outside the top flight given a pasting, with the exception of the two sets of Magpies - 2 for joy - and Keano's Tractor Boys, so you should consider yourselves honoured down at the Britannia that you are now considered big enough to mock!

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  • 239. At 7:07pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    234, check out the blog, Bye Bye Pinocchio.

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  • 240. At 7:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Trotter, maybe it's the lane carrying the largest consignments of meth, as I'd imagine the ships themselves would be rather busy then.

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  • 241. At 7:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    One of the best TV series ever! Geordies, Scousers and Cockneys all getting along (almost always), was there a Manc in there too?

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  • 242. At 7:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    You're thinking of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Quality show!

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  • 243. At 7:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    OldnickyB, are you TommyB's brother? Any road, your team has made the big time. First step was when (Chief) McNulty went to the Reebok to watch you and then to reach the pinnacle of fame, a joke in Robbo's blog, you should be proud as punch. Let go and enjoy the moment.

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  • 244. At 7:12pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    The Boys from the Blackstuff / Auf Wiedersen Pet discussion is giving me an idea for a future video!!

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  • 245. At 7:13pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Ohhh, maybe, was that a follow-on type of thing Tommy?

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  • 246. At 7:14pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    and if its the case that A Agassi was in fact useing enhancers during his playing career, or during a brief spell as an down and out living in a carboard box at waterloo station he should be stripped of his titles! and also made to pay back his winnings which should be no hard task as Miss Graff can more than support him.

    that would send a clear message to all drugs and sport should not mix and nor should they be condonned jeezeee what sort of example are these sports governing bodies setting when they say ohh we cant do nowt coz the methodone is well past its sell by date as in the 8 year rule.

    take the little twinks titles away then he might have just cause for passing real tears.

    and that goes for any other cheating sportsman/woman.

    Ronaldo, pin back ya ears.

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  • 247. At 7:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Tommy, after our discussion last night I watched the highlites of our game & still agree it could of went either way, I was impressed by a lot of the young guns they really seemed adept in the Arsene way. Who stood out from your guys for you.

    Trotter, the score last night didn't completly reflect on what I saw, you're guys certainly had a few chances, but unfortunatly didn't/couldn't put em away.

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  • 248. At 7:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Separate things, Trott. AWP was a comedy with a conscience by Ian la Frenais and Dick Clement (or something like that) and Jimmy Nail did the songs. BFTB was a grim as grim can be series about Liverpool by Bleasdale. Not a Manc to be seen in either of them!

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  • 249. At 7:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, Swmystery wrote:

    "Yes, everyone chills out in the Carling Cup, apart from Studsup Red Nev, whose dismissal was actually approved of by Sir Alex Ferguson. After I heard that I moved the family down to the cellar right quick and we waited for the sky to fall in."

    I just choked on my tea. Good stuff.

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  • 250. At 7:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Nice one Gaz, wheels always turning that lad! Will there be a full length feature film in the near future?

    A video game too perhaps, certainly a 'bored' game?

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  • 251. At 7:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    you knew that Auf Wiedersen Pet was just too popular when a geezer like Jimmy Nail could have a top 40 hit.

    Looking forward to the vid Gaz.

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  • 252. At 7:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    H2H... Plessis and Spearing were both excellent considering they were up against Ramsey and Nasri in centre mid. Degen was quality going forward from right back too, if he can just keep himself injury-free he should be good cover for Johnson. Not sure Meggo would agree with your assessment of Notlob though, he looked more disheartened in his interview than my nephew did when I told him he had to stop eating chicken poo.

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  • 253. At 7:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    since we're going off topic (naturally), i don't feel bad listing the following TRAVESTY ALERT:

    http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/2009/10/rod_stewart_dead_at_33.php

    sad on so many levels, but especially for a football man such as he :[

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  • 254. At 7:22pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Gaz.... you'll have to find 3 Geordie posters for AWP though! They're all a bit quiet these days.

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  • 255. At 7:22pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    H2H, you're too kind, I didn't see it - all blacked out here for some strange reason. Very strange because they'd put the Man U Barnsley game on on Tuesday and showed it again on Wednesday. That reminds me, Gaz was right about the commentator!

    Tommy, you too are too kind, thank-you for that refresher. My recollection of the 80's is a bit limited (and not due to meth).

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  • 256. At 7:24pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Denis... what are JDR and the gang doing reacting to the Faces reunion like that? Surely there are more important things to be angry about!

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  • 257. At 7:26pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    253, DEnis,
    I read it utp to this bit;

    "Since then, the devil himself has channeled his messages through the zombified golden pipes of the English rocker"

    Rod Stewart, English?

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  • 258. At 7:27pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    right, Tommy... he wishes he could be that relevant and/or funny.

    i at least hope there was some kind of uproar over there!

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  • 259. At 7:28pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    i know Hol - poor, but try and keep reading anyway!

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  • 260. At 7:29pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Woahhh, Is Hitler more worried about Rod Stewart's concert or Robbo's blog? There's a conflict of interests.

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  • 261. At 7:30pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Actually, H2H, he was born and raised in London and his mum was from Holloway. So, sort of, yeah!

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  • 262. At 7:30pm on 29 Oct 2009, ControlledMagic wrote:

    Evening all. I'm prepared to admit that I'm way off the pace I need to discuss the meth heads.

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    Top right - it turned her into Jonny Depp!

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  • 263. At 7:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    255. At 7:22pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    "My recollection of the 80's is a bit limited (and not due to meth)."

    Ofcourse it wasn't, in the 80 's we had horse

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  • 264. At 7:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    yeah, the Hitler video needs to be retired once and for all... didn't Gaz do something with it at one point?

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  • 265. At 7:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    And Shane MacGowan from the Pogues is from Tunbridge Wells. Devastating stuff.

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  • 266. At 7:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Hitler's also extremely concerned about the drosspile new Star Trek movie as I've seen a version of that video where he's going nuts about how crap the movie was.

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  • 267. At 7:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    I did not know that tommy, cheers.

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  • 268. At 7:32pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    C-Magic... Edward Scissorhands era, like it!

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  • 269. At 7:34pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    266 Star, it's been used load's of times, but around here Gaz's version rules.

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  • 270. At 7:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Horse? You mean Shergar?

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  • 271. At 7:35pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    2nd row, 3rd from the right - Martin Skrtel

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

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  • 272. At 7:36pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    More like Sherbert

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  • 273. At 7:38pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RE metthheads

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/128809/80670499.jpg

    Who thinks the guy, second from last bottom row, looks a little bit like T-Bag from Prison Break?

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  • 274. At 7:39pm on 29 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    269.

    No arguement from me about that ;)

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  • 275. At 7:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Some say Shergar got chopped up and shipped out too.

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  • 276. At 7:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    top row third from right is Gary Neville but his "before meth" picture is John Aldridge!

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  • 277. At 7:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    H2H... is T-Bag that horrendous bloke who's rather mean to women?

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  • 278. At 7:41pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    ...and I'm not suggesting that you take a scouser and add crystal meth to make a manc!

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  • 279. At 7:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Trott... meth is truly a terrible drug if it can turn Aldo into Gary Neville. I'm going to talk to frank.

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  • 280. At 7:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Damn it! Beat me to it

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  • 281. At 7:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    It's like a knock knock joke...go on...Frank who?

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  • 282. At 7:44pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    276 Trotter, kind of resembles Borat too.

    277 tommy, He's not that nice to guys either.

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  • 283. At 7:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Frank n beans

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  • 284. At 7:47pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    TrotterUSA

    In respect of the 1st Two i should have perhaps used the word prestigous as niether the FA Cup or Wimbledon is that in the grand order of things. its just a very twee get together on a sunny day, although at Wimbledon thats a tad hard to envisage. The thing is the brits are so in bed with the yanks, that we ( well not me ) have to be the biggest and bestest at everything. or should that word be something, due to the fact we now lag so far behind when it comes to being bestest at anything. Every time the news come on, we see and hear about these bestest things which we should be proud of, the BBC of course are very good at purporting this myth and the majority of gullible brits agree.

    in respect of the busyiest shipping lane this has often been mentioned when it comes to disucussing the strip of water that seperates the Uk from france, i agree its busy, but its busy ferrying far to many undesirables over here it has nothing to do with ships/boats etc. As to just where the busyest shipping lane actually and really is i have not a clue ( i suspect the far east ) to be honest but it sure as hell aint the English Channel.

    PS niether is Heathrow Airport the busyest airport in the whole world, try getting that to sink in to the majority who inhabit this island.

    Penguins in Antartica have more sense.

    The Titanic sank on its maiden Voyage ( so much for being the bestest ship builders as well )

    oh well when all is said and done we did win two world wars and one World Cup ( some say not cleanly, both ) now the WC would that not feature as the worlds bestest or most prestigous football cup tournament?

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  • 285. At 7:47pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Big anti-drugs campaign ad in Blighty:

    http://www.herts.police.uk/crystal/images/talktofrank.jpg

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  • 286. At 7:50pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Or alternatively...
    http://www.kinclobber.co.uk/acatalog/Talk_to_Frank_p.jpg

    Just in case, Trott...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shameless
    (He's the main character)

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  • 287. At 7:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Got it, thanks Tommy, I'll give my kids that number!

    DG3, whoever wins says that Wimbledon or the FA Cup are the best so they must be!

    As far as shipping lanes are concerned, definitely HK is busy with about 25% of the world's freight going in or out of there (I once read) but I don't think that counts as one single lane. We could have looked this up but I for one want to ponder it for a few more days.

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  • 288. At 7:54pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    DG3, I've lived in Spain & Holland, in the summers for work I've been all over Europe and beyond. Believe me, The FA cup and even more so Wimbledon is broadcasted everywhere and generates huge intrest.

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  • 289. At 7:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Not sure about shipping lanes, but Rotterdam is the largest port.

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  • 290. At 7:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    tommy, Shameless was another great series, unfortunatly they only broadcasted it up to series 3 over here, and the DVD's are hard to find.

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  • 291. At 8:01pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    wait, Trotter resembles Borat?
    playing catch up here.

    and the Pink Floyd fan has nothing to say on the Faces matter? strange days, indeed!

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  • 292. At 8:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Denis, the word is that you resemble the hooker that befriended Borat in Atlanta.

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  • 293. At 8:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    easy there, i was just trying to confirm what Holl had said earlier!

    or maybe you're paying a compliment? i do look pretty good in fishnets.

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  • 294. At 8:09pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    H2H - something that has been done before to counteract this is use of UK proxy sites (such as the scurrilous daveproxy.co.uk) and then gone to the C4 Shameless archives which are on their website.

    Scandalous behaviour. I would never condone it.

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  • 295. At 8:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Right, off to the pub. Have fun, fellas.

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  • 296. At 8:10pm on 29 Oct 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Last night I had a weird dream.

    In it, I was sat browsing Robbo's column on my laptop when a new article appeared. I seem fixated by it, unable to move for a full 24 hours.

    However, that is not the weird part. See, in my dream, there was no sign of JoeDavisCockroach. He didn't appear in any form whatsoever. Gone was his endless criticism, there were no barbed comments masked with compliments of 'an improvement on last week' and the posts in response to the blog were all of good humour, well natured and, surprisingly enough, everyone seemed to be very happy.

    In fact that is when the dream became even more weird. It was as if I had been transported to a world where 100% of the posters were enjoying commenting on football, sport or associated subject matter rather than have to engage in the standard repetitive crap spouted from the mouth of El Cockroach. The mood was almost euphoric.

    There were raging debates about how fat Wayne Rooney really is, whether Arsene Wenger is a patron of the RNIB or not and even the odd argument about whether or not Phil McNulty has renewed his season ticket at Anfield in yet another attempt to counter his former Toffee allegiances - but, it was all very enjoyable.

    A few people came in with obvious concerns abotu whether El Cockroach had been re-abducted by aliens from the Planet Critic. Their cries were swiftly dismissed when they realised that no such abduction would ever take place for a second time when the aliens had undergone weeks of El Cockroaches criticism the first time around for having the wrong types of flashing lights on the underside of their UFO.

    Then, I woke up.

    I knew it. It was all too good to be true.

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  • 297. At 8:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    TrotterUSA

    no worrys lol.

    Holloway2Holland

    agree about the " huge interest " afterall theres naff all else at that time of year on telly worth watching, ohh hang on i forgot, rain stops play at Lords and old Gin Eyes at Wimbledon

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  • 298. At 8:11pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Disturbing, Denis, funny, but disturbing

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  • 299. At 8:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Thanks tommy, I definetly will not be visiting those sites in the near future.
    Enjoy that drink.

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  • 300. At 8:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    DenistheGenius

    i cant find the " matter " to which u refer I saw mentions earlier something about Rod Stewart.

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  • 301. At 8:24pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    DG3, check#253

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  • 302. At 8:42pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Holloway2Holland

    ta checked it out very interesting

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  • 303. At 8:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, NEARPOSTHEADER wrote:

    It always gobsmacks me that people get their knickers in such a twist over the fact that a sportsperson took an illegal drug, especially as Agassi didn't snort the crystal meth before a game. I remember taking some illegal stimulant before a footie game in Crete - the 18-30 Club Beer-Bellied Hoofers XI against the local tippy-toed (and very fit) waiters - and after 30 sweat-soaked minutes, I thought my heart was going to pop out of my chest. Performance-enhancing? More like stroke-inducing.
    What, to me, was more surprising was that he admitted to hating tennis. Still, if you knock a ball over a net every day for about 30 years, I imagine it could get a tad tedious.

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  • 304. At 8:46pm on 29 Oct 2009, the-neutral wrote:

    Did you see the squad Chelsea put out -they don't kid around!

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  • 305. At 8:47pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    WhitleyBay

    In this dream had The Bay still won the vase?

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  • 306. At 8:48pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    The thought did cross my mind there to make a video with Denis in fishnets.

    Purely from a financial point of view.

    You lot are bound to pay me for it never to see the light of day.

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  • 307. At 8:52pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    cheers, Gaz - they wouldn't want their hero dragged through the muck like that ;!

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  • 308. At 8:54pm on 29 Oct 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    "if you want my body, and you think i'm ..."
    sorry, i'll just slip out the door now.

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  • 309. At 8:57pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Gaz, lose the fishnets, but drag him head first through the mud, that may generate some interest.



    Sorry Denis, only joking mate.

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  • 310. At 8:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, Wash wrote:

    No Rod at a Faces reunion?

    In the days when even Kajagoogoo are reforming, that is truly scandalous...

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  • 311. At 9:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    310, What is, no Rod or Kajagoogoo?

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  • 312. At 9:08pm on 29 Oct 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Gaz, no, we were no longer Vase holders.

    We had just achieved the unprecedented feat of:

    Premier League Champions
    FA Cup Winners
    Carling Cup Winners
    Community Shield Winners
    World Club Champions
    Super Cup Winners

    and

    Laureus Team of the Year
    BBC SPOTY Team of the Year

    and

    Our full squad filled the England team and had just lifted the World Cup having beaten Spain 26-0 in 45 minutes, after which the match was abandoned in the name of sporting goodwill towards the Spanish.

    After all, the likelihoods of JDR ending his utter drivel, and all of the above, have similar odds.

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  • 313. At 9:14pm on 29 Oct 2009, Ginger wrote:

    Great blog again Robbo. I did see that Fergie was chatting to Red Nev after the incident, he must have told him that he was going to agree for the greater good I reckon.

    As for Liverpool when I saw their team I thought they could have been humiliated, 2-1 wasn't too bad in the end and with the penalty shout....

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  • 314. At 9:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, Wash wrote:

    310, What is, no Rod or Kajagoogoo?

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

    Both...

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  • 315. At 9:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    " the 18-30 Club Beer-Bellied Hoofers "

    reminds me very much of my 1st trip to Spain post Franco and hardly any building work going on.

    we all went to this mock bull fight daytrip/tour up in the mountains where they train the bulls. we was all slightly ratfaced of course but some more than others, and there were these very big guys from the UK decided they would voulenteer to go in the ring with a young bull, unlike the older ones, these young ones have all thier muscles in tact and there are no puncture wounds to the upper neck etc, they are thus fully mobile etc.

    The gates fly open and out comes this very small bull faced with this v big guy,about 20stone not sure, the bull looked at him, snorted (pre agassi remember ) kicked his heels and charged, the guy is standing there with the red Rag poncing about etc, the bull takes aim and ..........bingo both lil horns in this big guys backside who is thrown several feet into the air as well and lands over the barriers and very shaken.

    needless to say, even though I was just as ratfaced i decided not to have a go as i wish to remain intact as far as thats concerned.

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  • 316. At 9:16pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Whitley, In a few years time kids in history lessons will be learning about the famous 21st century "I have a dream" speach.

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  • 317. At 9:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Kajagoogoo the lead singer looked like a meercat awfull singer to boot.

    a tad to girly for me im afraid.


    val doonican rocked though

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  • 318. At 9:34pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 9:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    Kajagoogoo the lead singer looked like a meercat awfull singer to boot.

    a tad to girly for me im afraid.


    val doonican rocked though


    --------


    Yeah that well know bastion of masculinity Val !

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  • 319. At 9:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    As a geordie, I enjoyed the mention of Auf Wiedersehn, Pet..a true classic with genuine accents etc (now all we have is Ant & Dec)

    ...and as a toon fan, why should we rename SJP?????

    I think Sarah Jessica Parker is a perfectly good name.

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  • 320. At 10:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    319. At 9:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote

    and as a toon fan, why should we rename SJP?????

    I think Sarah Jessica Parker is a perfectly good name.

    Sex & the City, high heeled shoes, haute couture clothing, designer purses and four old bags.

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  • 321. At 10:29pm on 29 Oct 2009, liamlawrencesaviour wrote:

    Very unfair to Kanu, he was electric against Stoke

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  • 322. At 10:30pm on 29 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    Hi there DG3 & Trotter I think the English Channel is the World's busiest single lane with around 400 vessels sailing through the Dover Straits on a daily basis.

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  • 323. At 10:31pm on 29 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    tommyb - yes I will stop the jokes about employment status.

    I used to watch Bread rather than blackstuff though

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  • 324. At 10:40pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    I reckon the League Cup has lost the intensity of other games and is all the better for it...a nice break with some great matches.


    ...and I always knew Mike Ashley would give us (and our ground) a bad name...

    Reminds me of a line from the Muppets...
    "Dr.Bob, you give this hospital a bad name!"
    "you're right, Fred's a terrible name for a hospital..."

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  • 325. At 10:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    St. James Park has something else in common with Sex And The City apart from the name...


    About 30,000 people get ******* every week.

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  • 326. At 10:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Preacher, thanks for that. I'll check it off my to do list!

    Why not just name it Sarah Jessica Park and ask her to buy the team? She could probably come up with some nice outfits for the away kit next season and bring a whole new meaning to Joey Barton and his handbags.

    Denis, please note the subtle use of commas in H2H's post at 282.

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  • 327. At 10:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    ...but we've only gone down once recently.

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  • 328. At 11:04pm on 29 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    I also meant to say that the second busiest is the Malacca Strait with around 275 vessels per day. A recent survey suggests it has the capacity for a 75% increase.

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  • 329. At 11:05pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    199. At 5:15pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
    164. At 4:45pm on 29 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:
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    Its fair enough to tackle the issue of the Carling Cup, afterall it was the mid week football. However there was no real conviction in it. More along the lines of Arsenal youngsters were great, Stoke were poor and I liked watching the Arsenal youths get a game. Its not really any kind of point more just a general summary of what happened. I just think it would have been better to go out on a limb and say if the cup was a good thing one way or another and why.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    It's good cos you get to see Arsneal's youngsters... but then I said that in the blog.... You are picky, mate...

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  • 330. At 11:17pm on 29 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    Robbo, I think both Fergusson and Wenger have recently gone on record saying they like the Carling Cup because it gives them a chance to blood youngsters free from the stress of trying to win major trophies. That's fine but I can't help thinking we are expecting teams to play too much football. When you consider how many players get injured, the serious nature of many of those injuries and the mad race against time to get them fit, then I think the Carling Cup is one competition too far. The trouble is that football is big business and money talks.

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  • 331. At 11:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    leve it, now robbo he aint wurf it mate

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  • 332. At 11:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Loved the earlier comparison of cockRoach with Mr.Logic, pedantry at its best...can't believe Robbo is still being reeled in by it tho.

    and i just watched Molby's ghost goal against MUFC . . it was pretty good, not quite a classic, but OMG he was quick over the ground! hunted the ball - won it - dribbled it - scored.

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  • 333. At 11:21pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    326. At 10:55pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote

    Why not just name it Sarah Jessica Park

    327. At 10:58pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:
    ...but we've only gone down once recently.

    It's seems to me that very soon both SJP's are going to be in need of some remodeling and a face lift.

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  • 334. At 11:30pm on 29 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    #330 we should shoot them like injurd race horses. the russians have the right idea. then reorganise competitions to bring in a more fun element cos its not working = i'd suggst a quota of dwarves for each team- lets say 4 per team; each team to field at least one hermaphrodite, at least one player named dave, at least one freak over 6foot 7 (blimey this is starting to sound like spurs). they should have to wear large rubber comedy heads and my vote is for stuart wotsisface to do the commentary : Hah, Hah, Hah, And the Belgians are in disarray!
    in the semis all teams to tke crystal meth before kickoff and the final to be played in outer space with a crate of la trappe to the winners

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  • 335. At 11:33pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    I look forward to both SJPs having their turf relaid.

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  • 336. At 11:43pm on 29 Oct 2009, hm10lfcblog wrote:

    as a liverpool fan i am not keen on the league cup, as we don't have the squad to challenge arsenal's side yesterday. great to finally see aquilani in a red shirt. i like the experimenting from arsenal and utd though as they have some exciting youngsters coming through.
    good blog

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  • 337. At 11:46pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Is crystal meth as good or as bad as Crystal Palace?

    Either way could explain why Neil Warnock always seems to be so wound up.

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  • 338. At 11:51pm on 29 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 11:19pm on 29 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:
    Loved the earlier comparison of cockRoach with Mr.Logic, pedantry at its best...can't believe Robbo is still being reeled in by it tho.


    -------


    In fairness to Robbo it must be hard to have something published every week and then have some self-appointed judge keep coming on and telling him how rubbish it is.

    The weird thing about Joe is that just when you think it's safe to engage him he goes straight back to type and slates everything.

    Well that and the fact that he is just nuts.

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  • 339. At 11:53pm on 29 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Sarah JP's had more Brazilians!

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  • 340. At 11:59pm on 29 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Warning.

    Exposure to crystal meth/palace can lead to violent behavior.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8324784.stm

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  • 341. At 00:47am on 30 Oct 2009, Snickers_Man wrote:

    Loving the Voronin = Graf reference Robbo. Made me laugh out loud that one.

    It's not a surprise that Fergie agreed with the ref when United won - if they'd lost I think he would have had something to say about the sending off!

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  • 342. At 00:47am on 30 Oct 2009, TLM wrote:

    Until the entire book comes out so the comments posted so far can be seen in context, it's all speculation as to what the meth did or didn't do. It doesn't seem to have enhanced his performance.
    As for the ATP cutting him some slack, they're not the first organization to do so with a member who's falling off the charts and they won't be the last.

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  • 343. At 02:40am on 30 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    I've had a crate of La Trappe. Not as good as La Offside Trappe, perfected by boring boring (one-nil to the) Arsenal, mind. Am I the winner, blogadogadingdongmingmongbingbong?

    Crackin goal from Jan the Man!

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  • 344. At 02:51am on 30 Oct 2009, NotVeryGoodTigers wrote:

    Been a lurker for too may months.

    What is clear:-

    1) There should be a sticky at the top of every comments page reading: "Robbo is not a journalist he is a comedian who writes an amusing and highly appreciated blog so complaints about the licence fee are irrelevant" and "Ignore JDR who displays more unfounded hatred than SOME REGIME THAT IF I NAME WILL GET MY POST REMOVED"

    2) I support a really rubbish club. I mean we are just awful and have no business in big 4 affairs. But when I scientifically compare the posts made by Man Utd supporters against those made by Liverpool supporters... Well as an objective scientist it seems that Liverpool supporters are living in some kind of "We deserve to win everything because we used to be good" and "How dare anyone dislike us we are the mighty{questionable} Liverpool FC" bubble, whereas Man Utd supporters (and this stands true for those I've met in the flesh) seem to be willing to critique their own team and accept their failing. For this reason, and the "City of self-pity" culture I must dislike Liverpool.

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  • 345. At 03:33am on 30 Oct 2009, Sevenseaman wrote:

    Natural that Robbo feels safer in the cellar, anyway. Studsup Red Nev, is it the first ever dismissal 'actually approved' by SAF? 'Ms Graf in no. 10 shirt at liverpool' is in reality a compliment for Voronin if he were to be inspired by Steffi's cv on the courts, even if currently she outplays him on the footy pitch.

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  • 346. At 05:29am on 30 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    have we now become a mod-free zone? :)

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  • 347. At 07:51am on 30 Oct 2009, BoleynGUY wrote:

    I have to agree with you Robbo i think its bonkers to call Agassi taking drugs a scandal especially when he was at rock bottom and they didnt enhance his performance or did they, anyyas am his big fan love the way he came back and its was just bad form that comment about Steffi (love her too)he did the honorable thing by owning up about it, he could a just shut it and every would a said he was one of the greats which in my opinion he stil is........love you work Robbo hope Boro make it back tho' they being down there lets us know whats goin' on in the lower league cos' you always find a way to ham us with the news...other than that am your biggest fan in Nigeria

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  • 348. At 07:57am on 30 Oct 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    Enjoyed the video Gaz,felt that "Boringneil" may have been a touch over the top in his remarks!
    Anyway,not that it's relevant but my wife and I (neither of whom is Robbo) took the day off yesterday to drive a couple of Aston Martin's round a track in Leicestershire.Loved it!!!

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  • 349. At 08:23am on 30 Oct 2009, Wash wrote:

    great to finally see aquilani in a red shirt

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

    Would have been, only Liverpool were away and wearing black and gold...

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  • 350. At 08:27am on 30 Oct 2009, Wash wrote:

    took the day off yesterday to drive a couple of Aston Martin's round a track in Leicestershire.Loved it!!!


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

    Was my pressie for last years Fathers Day- most fun I've ever had without taking my clothes off, couldn't drink my coffee afterwards as it kept spilling out the sides of the biggest grin possible!

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  • 351. At 09:06am on 30 Oct 2009, TommyB wrote:

    344 - '"City of self-pity" culture'? Sigh. Tabloids are such wonderful things.

    As for our fans. Yes most of us are stroppy, and I think the reason may lie in the fact that we are critiqued by all and sundry because we used to be so good and are held to a higher standard, so in turn feel compelled to defend ourselves. Not sure which came first though, chicken or egg.

    I'll not talk about Man Utd because your lonely introspective hero portrait of their fans is frankly nonsense!

    Oh, and to which regime do you refer? Sweden or North Korea. Rather similar, you know. All Reds! Where's Senator McCarthy when you need him? Wallowing at the bottom of a bottle, no doubt!

    Welcome to the blog, lurker!

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  • 352. At 09:53am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Surely all the rubbish about LFC & MUFC fans is generalising to the nth degree.

    They are all biased towards their own team and their opinions are dictated by this...isn't this how it should be?
    Besides, everyone knows that the Toon are the world's greatest team ever...

    The token gesture of occasionally seeing the other side of an argument (like SAF over Nev's red card) is purely an effort to appear rational so that the irrational seems more balanced.

    As for the borderline offensive stereotypes (unemployed/living in Surrey), they're the last act of a desperate man, or is that the first act of Henry V?

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  • 353. At 10:06am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    59th... NO, all liverpool fans are animal abusers and it is well documented that in 1987 Ian Rush gave a war verteran a dead leg, an action condoned by the liverpool fans... Also in the following year Graemem Souness went to strike an orphan in the arm but stopped at the last minute, the releif of the orphan was shortlived as John Barnes proceede to give him "two for flinching"... This made heroes of the players in the eyes of the Kop faithful... Alternately if you go to the green rolling hills which surround Old Trafford, you see a different story, a kind caring and yes heroic people... With proud ways and a rivh history... " thing the "media" wont let you know about Man U, firstly St Francis of Assisi himself was a season ticket holder and secondly every Man Utd replica shirt comes with a donor card and help the aged car window sticker.

    And i know this is true as i read it on Adams MySpace...

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  • 354. At 10:13am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Oh and Aldershot are the worlds greatest team...

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  • 355. At 10:25am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

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

  • 356. At 10:28am on 30 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    RBA - for the sake of balance i should mention the keystone of karadic's defense - that man u fans on a day trip out of milton keynes were responsible for the srebrenica massacre.

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  • 357. At 10:33am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    RBA classic! 'two for flinching' brilliant

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  • 358. At 10:33am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    BTP... re-post an edited versrion.. i missed that mate.

    and bloga, i had no idea... though i was aware that the Massacre of Glencoe was due to a group of rampaging celtic fans on an awayday?

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  • 359. At 10:42am on 30 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    RBA - i herd glencoe was by a giant tomato faced creature armed wit a hairdrier

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  • 360. At 10:44am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    i thiught Glencoe was a bunny boiler who wanted to make a coat out of dogs, or was that glenn close?

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  • 361. At 10:49am on 30 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    good move, RBA, i was getting ucomfortable with the massacre jokes, but are you saying glen hoddle will return in the next life as a dead rabbit and seb coe "boils" dogs or have o misunderstood?

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  • 362. At 10:51am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    i understand the reluctance to do massacre jokes...my wife says it sometimes stings her eyes if it runs.

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  • 363. At 10:53am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Nope thats pretty much it Bloga mate... Except for the Glen hoddle as a dead rabbit, i dont see how he can honeslty expect to take such a large leap up the reicarnation ladder... Everbody knows it goes: Glen Hoddle, shotputters armpit hair, aggasi's meth pipe, joedavisroach, spoon, then dead rabbit...

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  • 364. At 11:04am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

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

  • 365. At 11:05am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    (Unless the modding was for my laughter at Ballack and Terry being in the FWPOTY short list!)

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  • 366. At 11:07am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    The Beeb is like any other media organisation these days, in that you can't call anyone anything in case you get sued.

    Unless it's Fergie of course, you can call him whatever you want, especially if you are a certain BBC employee who presents 606. However if you dare call this employee a liar and a coward you are modded to within an inch of your life.

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  • 367. At 11:07am on 30 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    364

    Fancy that. Being modded for being polite about someone who is by rights, a wart on the anus of society for his disgraceful conduct towards that woman.

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  • 368. At 11:09am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Does society have an anus?

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  • 369. At 11:11am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    in fairness though, it is good fun and a benfit to the nation to call fergie names... the red nosed, boot flinging, sour, alchy, taggart looking, senile, ref abusing, nani buying, bufoon...

    well done BBC!

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  • 370. At 11:11am on 30 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    I'm assuming it does, based upon the tsunami of excrement I see in the high street every day.

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  • 371. At 11:12am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    the queen had a miserablis one

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  • 372. At 11:12am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    368... it has a lot of ar*e holes?

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  • 373. At 11:14am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    (I'm assuming that he's appealed against his conviction)

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  • 374. At 11:18am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Obviously Robbo isn't involved in the modding of his blog, mind - what's been reported is tantamount to a regular Friday night in the Boro (if you add a parmo into the equation).

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  • 375. At 11:20am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Not it is not BTP.

    Nowhere did I read that the girl in question was his half-sister.

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  • 376. At 11:21am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "nani buying"

    Could be worse, he could have bought Lucas for £7m.

    Hang on, he bought Nani for upwards of £20m

    It IS worse!

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  • 377. At 11:22am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Is it fair to assume that if society does have an anus, it is somewhere in the Boro?

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  • 378. At 11:23am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    RBA,

    Teesside generally is the anus.

    The Boro is but an low-hanging haemorrhoid.

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  • 379. At 11:24am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Did your father take you up the Boro when you were younger"

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  • 380. At 11:25am on 30 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    I would venture Chatham for that role but excrement winds up in a sewer ;)

    As for moderation, needless to say it's usually someone with a sense of humour failure pressing the big shiny 'delete' button.

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  • 381. At 11:26am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    i think we can be proud that we have hit a low point on this blog...

    discussing middlesbrough, this crosses the line of good taste...

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  • 382. At 11:27am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Dear Grim Reaper,
    So far this year, you have taken away my favourite celeb Jade Goody, my favourite dancer Michael Jackson, my favourite film star Patrick Swayze and my favourite singer Stephen Gately.
    Just to let you know, my favourite twins are John and Edward.
    Kind Regards,
    BTP.

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  • 383. At 11:29am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    haha... BTP, i like!

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  • 384. At 11:30am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

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

  • 385. At 11:31am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    If the mods really do have a delete button, do you think it really is big and shiny?

    i would imagine it's red too... but not well-red.

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  • 386. At 11:32am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    it said favorite actor Patrick Swayze... i think they were stretching the truth withthat claim Gaz...

    that said the sequel to ghost is looking promising...

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  • 387. At 11:33am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Gaz,

    Goody wasn't a racist - just ridiculous tabloid talk.

    And how anybody can think that of Jacko, just because he gave that kid £25m, is beyond me.

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  • 388. At 11:35am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "that said the sequel to ghost is looking promising... "

    They'll save a fortune of special FX.

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  • 389. At 11:37am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    derek acorah is lined up as director...

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  • 390. At 11:37am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Haha I posted that as a test.

    You see by law you can't libel the dead but clearly that doesn't stop the Beeb moderators from being over-zealous.

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  • 391. At 11:40am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Oh hang on it's only been refereed to the mods (BTP was that you) so we will have to see if they have the cojohones!

    You can't libel the dead so you can say whatever you want about a dead guy.

    For instance I could say that Richard Nixon was a murdering pos who lied and cheated his way through life and should have been jailed.

    Well actually that doesn't really work because all that about him was true anyway.

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  • 392. At 11:42am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    INteresting test case, Gaz.
    Was Nixon really a murderer?

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  • 393. At 11:43am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "(BTP was that you)"

    Perleeese.

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  • 394. At 11:43am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    i think gaz, certain words flag up posts... your use of the P-word, is a red flag... i had the b-word (exploding thing) in a post that was otherwise innocent, and it got modded...

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  • 395. At 11:44am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Does that mean I can say what I like about Tess Daly because she's dead behind the eyes?

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  • 396. At 11:45am on 30 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    I thought those kinds of words were covered by the profanity filter on here.

    Mind, someone on here thinks 'F e c k' is offensive.

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  • 397. At 11:45am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    He was 59th, he didn't actually kill anyone by hand (that I know of) but ordering the secret bombing of Cambodia and falsifying reports on it is what I would consider murder.

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  • 398. At 11:47am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Tess Daly?

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  • 399. At 11:48am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Ah ok, then i guess that kind of murder would apply to many of our world leaders (pretend).

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  • 400. At 11:49am on 30 Oct 2009, sneakyprice07 wrote:

    Quality...

    Laughed out loud at the 'spank me'shorts and Kanu as a giraffe after a tranquliser dart.

    Keep them coming Robbo.

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  • 401. At 11:51am on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Sorry BTP...Tess Daly is a presenter and a highly intelligent one too...welll she's a presenter anyway.

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  • 402. At 11:53am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    I know; I just didn't realise she was so involved in the Killing Fields is all.

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  • 403. At 11:55am on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    What would the cupples say.

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  • 404. At 12:00pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    368. At 11:09am on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    Does society have an anus?


    Gaz, if you don't know the answer to that, it means it does and it's you

    Adam, don't say WE. There is a small group on here that gain some small satisfaction from ganging up on JDR or anyone elso who criticise Robbo, presumably for the social proof it provides, which i assume is in contrast to your daily lives.

    Also, great week for ManU. Fans, vandalise, and rob, Barnsley, Neville acts like a child at Anfield then tries to cripple a Barnsley youth player, and now one of them has been charged with biting the ear of a Barca fan at the CL final last year.

    SAVE PAUL SCHOLES

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  • 405. At 12:06pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    A Barnlsey Youth player has been charged with biting the ear of a barca fan at last years CL final... well that is silly... no wonder all them chaps from Surrey trashed thier tuck shop the other day...

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  • 406. At 12:07pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    you'd think that they wouldn't start on ears till they'd run out of Pies and Mars bars.

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  • 407. At 12:13pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    who snitched on the captain... ?

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  • 408. At 12:13pm on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    I think they put the ears in sausages...

    apparently Walls have ears.

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  • 409. At 12:14pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    407. At 12:13pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    who snitched on the captain... ?

    Methinks Gaz or Adam took offence? If i'm wrong i apologise.

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  • 410. At 12:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, barca4ever wrote:

    Even Kanu was able to burst clear of a static defence with 10 minutes to go and Nwankwo looks increasingly like a giraffe about to hit the deck under the influence of a recently fired tranquiliser dart.
    --------------
    Robbo why are you making my colleague look at me as if i have gone ...

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  • 411. At 12:20pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    Who agrees that people who refer to the mods should have to own up?

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  • 412. At 12:25pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    i do... no one likes a snitch!

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  • 413. At 12:25pm on 30 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    just a thought for Joe...

    if the Harrier's financial director was caught "cooking the books", would that make him a kiddy-fiddler?

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  • 414. At 12:26pm on 30 Oct 2009, Buckfast-Wine wrote:

    "Do we think Botham's dalliance with cannabis, or indeed Michael Phelps"

    I didn't know Botham had a dalliance with Micheal Phelps?

    HAHAHA brilliant

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  • 415. At 12:28pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    anyway, my modded post merely said that Man U had shown their class this week, both Gary and the fans, as well as the hungry Manc hippo in Rome(?) last summer.

    Also, Adam, please don't say we. Most of us don't need the tiny social proof provided by bullying someone (JDR) who you can't see.

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  • 416. At 12:30pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    I have never referred anyone to the mods.

    I would refer CaptainLazy to a physciatrist though.

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  • 417. At 12:33pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    416. At 12:30pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    I have never referred anyone to the mods.

    I would refer CaptainLazy to a physciatrist though.
    --------------------
    thank you for your concern, but why?

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  • 418. At 12:38pm on 30 Oct 2009, ControlledMagic wrote:

    H2H - can you get 4OD (channel 4 on demand) over there? try through channel4.com

    They have (from here, a least) every episode of Shameless on there. that's one hell of a weekend, but where better than Amsterdam for that....

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  • 419. At 12:40pm on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    RBA is right, no-one likes a snitch.

    There's an informer lives near me called Maurice.

    The police call him Mo the grass.

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  • 420. At 12:41pm on 30 Oct 2009, barca4ever wrote:

    82. At 3:18pm on 29 Oct 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
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    Since we are into criticism i would like to point out some things in your post JDR:

    1)Wrote in the last line of the first paragraph should have been "WRITTEN"
    2)The first "The" in the second paragraph should have been "THAT"
    3)In the last sentence of the second paragraph, Your spelling of criticism is wrong. You spelled it criticms.
    What do you think?

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  • 421. At 12:50pm on 30 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    I can't resist!!

    In your first line after criticism the "i" should be upper case.

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  • 422. At 12:51pm on 30 Oct 2009, redforever wrote:

    JoeDavisRoach. Our forefathers fought wars to ensure that we remained free. One of those freedoms is "freedom of speech", which means that with one or two unacceptable exceptions, people are allowed to state their opinions on any subject they want, without having to be agreed to by anybody else, in the whole world! I find it incredible that a person can stand alone spouting whatever gibberish and idiotic nonsense they want to, without concern!

    Its one of the most amazing freedoms that a society can bestow upon its citizens, and is pretty much the benchmark for assessing whether a society is truly free and civilized.

    But I am sure you know this.

    While I, and seemingly EVERYBODY else, find your constant interjections on this blog, irritating and puerile- I absolutely defend your right to do so.

    Keep it coming Joe. And please dont change, and say anything of value, that would ruin it for me.

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  • 423. At 1:01pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    torontored, speak for yourself, his stuff is better than geeky gaz and the internet video, or endless star wars quotes. or your message, which seems to be there just to show how superior you are. must be a tough life in Keine Da if you need to be cool on the internet, eh?

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  • 424. At 1:08pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "Our forefathers fought wars to ensure that we remained free"

    Did a $h1te job then, didn't they.

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  • 425. At 1:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    CaptainLazy from memory I think TorontoRed is red in a Scouse way rather than the correct United way. (Toronto being a well known Liverpool suburb)

    So you may want to rephrase your rant at him.

    And call that physciatrist asap.

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  • 426. At 1:17pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "rather than the correct United way"

    How can it be correct when the very name of the club is a misnomer?

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  • 427. At 1:18pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    On the subject of United, I see Vidic and Ferdinand are both out at the weekend.

    Should be a clean sheet, then.

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  • 428. At 1:18pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    425. At 1:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    (Toronto being a well known Liverpool suburb)




    Which suburb of Manchester in Ireland is it you're from again, Gaz?

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  • 429. At 1:20pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "Which suburb of Manchester in Ireland is it you're from again, Gaz?"

    Ey thenk yow.

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  • 430. At 1:22pm on 30 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Sol Campbell's interested in a move to Newcastle apparently. I'm not sure if the Toon Army would laugh or cry if that were true.

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  • 431. At 1:24pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    I'm not sure they'd bend over backwards to accomodate him.

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  • 432. At 1:24pm on 30 Oct 2009, Adie wrote:

    There is no excuse for a wasted life...

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  • 433. At 1:24pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    425. At 1:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    CaptainLazy from memory I think TorontoRed is red in a Scouse way rather than the correct United way. (Toronto being a well known Liverpool suburb)

    So you may want to rephrase your rant at him.

    And call that physciatrist asap.

    but why Gaz?

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  • 434. At 1:27pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    love the way Gaz thinks that i only cane Man U fans, it's just coincidence that you're so annoying as well.

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  • 435. At 1:27pm on 30 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    377. At 11:22am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    Is it fair to assume that if society does have an anus, it is somewhere in the Boro?

    _________________________________________________________________________
    We're the guts mate and the intestine unwinds all the way to ermmm Aldershot.

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  • 436. At 1:27pm on 30 Oct 2009, Baghdad_Potter wrote:

    I don't want to worry you Robbo, but those Stoke reserves who got spanked included at least one player who may well be heading your direction lol! I went to that match and I think he could do a good job for your lot, down there in the Fizzy Pop league.....

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  • 437. At 1:31pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "We're the guts mate and the intestine unwinds all the way to ermmm Aldershot."

    Following that analogy, the brain is Co Durham and Newcastle is, erm, a hat.

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  • 438. At 1:36pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 1:18pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyOnion wrote:
    425. At 1:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    (Toronto being a well known Liverpool suburb)




    Which suburb of Manchester in Ireland is it you're from again, Gaz?


    -----

    Irony recognition fail.

    United fans never complain when a fan is not from the town of their club. Unlike a certain other teams fans. Which is why the thing was pointed out.

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  • 439. At 1:38pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "United fans never complain when a fan is not from the town of their club"

    Who wants to say it?

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  • 440. At 1:39pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 1:27pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:
    love the way Gaz thinks that i only cane Man U fans, it's just coincidence that you're so annoying as well.

    ----

    The usual refuge of the Liverpool fan.

    The insult.

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  • 441. At 1:40pm on 30 Oct 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    GAZ SAID:

    United fans never complain when a fan is not from the town of their club. Unlike a certain other teams fans. Which is why the thing was pointed out.

    This is the best thing about them (YOU). Nothing i hate more than those idiots who say you can only support your local team. Clearly they've never seen Gillingham play.

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  • 442. At 1:45pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    438. At 1:36pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    United fans never complain when a fan is not from the town of their club.



    LOL !!! the ones from Manchester do !!!!

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  • 443. At 1:46pm on 30 Oct 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    And what's up with the Gills?

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  • 444. At 1:46pm on 30 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    435. At 1:27pm on 30 Oct 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    377. At 11:22am on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    Is it fair to assume that if society does have an anus, it is somewhere in the Boro?

    _________________________________________________________________________
    We're the guts mate and the intestine unwinds all the way to ermmm Aldershot.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Does that make London a prostate? (And a Great, Metropolitan at that)

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  • 445. At 1:48pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Tommy you do know don't you that simply because you say something it doesn't mean it is true.

    I have never once heard a United fan say you shouldn't support a team if you are not from the town.

    I am sure you will say that you have heard this, but the voices in your head don't count.

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  • 446. At 1:48pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    435: Robbo mate, you got me all wrong here fella... as an aldershot lad calling the Boro societies Anus, i am quite clearly in refernce to Farnborough... all of Joes criticisms have made you too touchy...

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  • 447. At 1:52pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    445. At 1:48pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Tommy you do know don't you that simply because you say something it doesn't mean it is true.

    I have never once heard a United fan say you shouldn't support a team if you are not from the town.



    Of course YOU haven't, unless you and you're Irish Man U mates are gonna sit down the pub slagging each other off !!!!

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  • 448. At 1:52pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    * your

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  • 449. At 1:52pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "Nothing i hate more than those idiots who say you can only support your local team." Captain... do i take this to mean you are not from the city of Liverpool... But granted you shouldn't be forced to support your local team, but if you just pick one that wins trophies to help you feel better about your life it does make you a chinless goit...

    And for the record, the Star Wars quotes were all hillarious!

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  • 450. At 1:53pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Oh the humanity!

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  • 451. At 1:54pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    fact of the matter is I don't really care where any supporter comes from but it's a bit rich of an Irish Man U fan to be having a dig at a Canadian Liverpool fan, is all.


    claims of 'irony' are just the usual lies peddled by you and the other halfwit once you get shown up talking crap.

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  • 452. At 1:56pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Perhaps they could get together in the middle and support Atlantic Puffin Rovers?

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  • 453. At 1:57pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    449... OK that was a bit harsh thier capt. i dont really care who any one supports really (excpet for Woking or the Boro... the other one robbo, wind it in)

    But the Star Wars quote were hillarious...

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  • 454. At 1:57pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    Oh and I do know of Man U fans who don't like the OOters one little bit. One I know (an OT season ticket holder) gives all his home tickets to his nephew and only goes to aways/European aways cos he can't stand the day-tripping element at OT.

    I'd also suggest that part (only part, mind) of the reason FC United was set up was because of this

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  • 455. At 1:58pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "That's no moon.

    It's JDR's sense of self-importance."

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  • 456. At 1:59pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    FFS!

    I was NOT having a go at the guy because he lives in Toronto and supports Liverpool. From memory I think he is originally from the UK.

    I was having a go at the Liverpool fans who slag off United fans who aren't from Manchester by pointing out that you have fans from outside Liverpool.

    Tommy stop trying to start fights and telling people they are lying.

    Also as I have said before I was slagged off by a Liverpool fan because I am Irish and not from Manchester.

    He was Egyptian.

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  • 457. At 2:00pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    stop lying then :p

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  • 458. At 2:01pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    FC United was setup because a bunch of self-involved morons thought that they were more important than the football club.

    They were never real United fans in the first place, just fans of themselves.

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  • 459. At 2:03pm on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Sol Campbell.....?

    ...oh buggar

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  • 460. At 2:04pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Exactly.

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  • 461. At 2:04pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    Is that your opinion or the thoughts of all Irish Man U fans ?



    FC United

    “The club set up in protest to Malcolm Glazer’s takeover of Manchester United” is a statement often used to describe FC United. But while there is no doubt that FC would not have happened without the American invasion, it was the catalyst, the final straw, but not the sole reason.

    The material theft of a Manchester institution, forcibly taken from the people of Manchester, was the tip of a pyramid of destruction, with changing kick off times for the benefit of television, soulless all-seater stadia full of ‘new’ supporters intent to sit back and watch rather than partake in the occasion, heavy handed stewarding and ridiculously priced tickets propping it all up.

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  • 462. At 2:05pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Han Parmo: Damn fool, I knew you were going to say that.
    Joe-bi-Wan: Who's the more foolish: The fool, or the fool who follows him? And i'm not saying that the force is bad, i just think it could be better... for example having a good blaster at your side.

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  • 463. At 2:05pm on 30 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    Can i just say that, Mr moderator i blame Jonathon Ross. My eryfirst post referred to
    Uncle Richard Scudmore in faily innocent terms and wasand as instamntly modded.
    Nevertheless i remined undetterred and continued to post and would just like to say
    That theres nowt rong at all with Richard Scudeamore.

    By the way - you guys who are always here day in day out, bickering - are you all whole time firefighters, by any chance?

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  • 464. At 2:06pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    As I said, full of themselves.

    The only thing that would ever stop me supporting United is the announcement of a merger with you lot!

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  • 465. At 2:07pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "The material theft of a Manchester institution, forcibly taken from the people of Manchester, was the tip of a pyramid of destruction"

    Yeah, how dare they move the club lock, stock and barrel to Salford 99 years ago, eh?

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  • 466. At 2:13pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Star Wars: May The Robbo Be With You quotes...


    “I’m Joe Davis Roach, I’m here to rescue you.”

    “Close doen the blog in our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.”

    “If this is a comedy blog, where are the jokes? — Commander, tear this pub apart until you’ve found those jokes. And bring me the Robbo 6, I want them alive!”

    “Aren’t you a little short for a BBC blogger?”

    “This is some blog. You came in here and you didn’t have a plan for getting out?”

    “Robbo Robsons comments section. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

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  • 467. At 2:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, GrandSpiderSlug wrote:

    LATEST:: I have heard on the grapevine that in a desperate attempt to solve the defensive crisis at Old Trafford S.A F has called upon the services of a certain Sol Campbell. Can anyone shed any light on this??

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  • 468. At 2:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    451 Better a halfwit than no wit at all!

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  • 469. At 2:17pm on 30 Oct 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    I can't believe we're now back to 'MUFC supporters should be from Manc' and all the surrounding piffle.

    I also can't believe it's not butter.

    I loved the Star wars quotes...in fact looking around in here reminds me a little of the bar.

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  • 470. At 2:17pm on 30 Oct 2009, TommyO wrote:

    468. At 2:16pm on 30 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    451 Better a halfwit than no wit at all!



    thanks for proving that !

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  • 471. At 2:18pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    alright 59th greedo... less of the insults!

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  • 472. At 2:19pm on 30 Oct 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    do i assume there's going to be an FC City too? after all, their club has been bought out by foreign inverstors...

    Thing is, city were cr@p when they were bought, so foreign investment is seen as a good thing by fans.

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  • 473. At 2:19pm on 30 Oct 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    You're welcome, at least I know it!

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  • 474. At 2:21pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Apparently, some City fans are so unhappy with having the club they know and love being stolen from under them that they've resorted to sitting in a lonely pigfarm in order to get back the feeling of the good old days.

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  • 475. At 2:28pm on 30 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    ah FC Vale. Port Vale bought out by a mad billionaire. Half of the squad old off to juventus, the other half to fray bentos (old joke i no), the brzilian national squad importd wholesale - not lucas thanks - vale win the champios league 3 years running then crash and burn straight back down to the blue square, like a stokey icharus,duck. then i dreamt i ate a giant marshmallow and when i awoke my pillow was gone.
    i'll get me coat.

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  • 476. At 2:35pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Your coat has probably been stolen blogdig. There are a couple of Scousers here after all.

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  • 477. At 2:38pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Arf arf.

    It might be soaking wet, if Gaz has swam back home in it after the game which he never goes to.

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  • 478. At 2:43pm on 30 Oct 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    No swimming, I can walk on water remember.

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  • 479. At 2:45pm on 30 Oct 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    Gaz Calm down calm down! de do do dont de do?
    incidentlly my test blog at 463 seems to prove the modertor cant do acrostics

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  • 480. At 2:50pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Hello campers, are there any nervous, nail-biting, fidgety, ants-in-their-pants, Chelsea fans here today? Just one more sleepless night before your dread-filled, fright-riddled, nightmare, Halloween vist to your new House Of Horrors - The Reebok! Come on Ye Whites!!!

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  • 481. At 2:54pm on 30 Oct 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    What's the current betting on which minute the 'fans' start booing the manager for no discernible reason?

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  • 482. At 2:56pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

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

  • 483. At 2:56pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Kevin Davies is ready for the visit of Chelsea.

    http://www.solarnavigator.net/mythology/mythology_images/Frankenstein_monster_Boris_Karloff.jpg

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  • 484. At 2:57pm on 30 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    They'll start booing megson well before then - I think the supporters club has them practice it on the coach and gives them booing homework if it isn't good enough

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  • 485. At 3:00pm on 30 Oct 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    We'll take the ginger mourinho at Portman Road quite happily thank you.Can't do any worse than the current incumbent.

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  • 486. At 3:05pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Adam, the game is at Bolton so it'll be the Chelsea fans practicing their booing of Meggo on their bus! Most Bolton fans go on foot or by bike.

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  • 487. At 3:09pm on 30 Oct 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Oh sorry I thought everyone's fans lived near Guildford

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  • 488. At 3:15pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    soon to be renamed Glazerford?

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  • 489. At 3:17pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    BTP... the odds are the same as for the timing of Chelsea's first goal.

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  • 490. At 3:20pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Oi all of our fans live near Guildford!

    Although that is purely down to geography...

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  • 491. At 3:26pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    RBA, all in one house?

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  • 492. At 3:30pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    no, different ones...

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  • 493. At 3:41pm on 30 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    I'm a little late in joining the patry today, and it's nice to see that the blog hasn't turned into a scouse v manc peeing contest.

    418, ControlledMagic.

    I've never seen that over here, but I'll check it out. Cheers.

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  • 494. At 3:42pm on 30 Oct 2009, bluehellsbells wrote:

    Hi Trotter

    Chelsea fan here , as for pic of John Terry not quite the spit (but enough about Ivan Klasnic) of him but vague resemblence when viewed from over the Pond and at your advanced years!!!.

    Obviously be nice to win both matches (Wed & Sat) but given the choice would rather win tomorrow and stay top , trouble is sometimes we to get too blase (Translate that as too up ourselves)

    Anyway must go, these ants are causing me grief

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  • 495. At 3:54pm on 30 Oct 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2H.. CC is up mate! have a ganders, its a gem...

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  • 496. At 3:54pm on 30 Oct 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    BluesHellsBells... well now I know you're here I'd best keep me 2-1 prediction to mesel' or risk all kinds of grief. I'm hoping that Anelka pays us back for giving him back his life. All he has to do is hit the woodwork 3 times and score an OG whilst impersonating a defender at Bolton's only corner of the match!

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  • 497. At 3:58pm on 30 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RBA, cheers mate.

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  • 498. At 4:20pm on 30 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    I hate it the Lawro has predicted Arsenal will win 2:0 against the spurs tomorrow. His last few predo#s havent been really proven correct.

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  • 499. At 4:35pm on 30 Oct 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    498 Spitfire, It can indeed seem like the kiss of death, I personaly think it will be a closer game, and I'd bite a hand off for a 2-0 win.

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  • 500. At 4:45pm on 30 Oct 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    I would rather Arsenne give one of the lads from the CC a run.

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