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Robbo Robson | 12:21 UK time, Monday, 2 November 2009

I'll say one thing for Phil Brown - at least he's not walked already. (Keegan would be off with his ball tucked under his arm and a damp hanky dabbing his eyes.)

When the new chairman tells you you'll be in charge for the next game but refuses to go any further, you must know what's coming. That's not a vote of confidence, is it? It's a vote of indifference.

It's been a long while since that foil-wrapped chocolate orange of a manager has shown us his sunnier side. He arrived radiating all the vibrancy of a terrace packed with Dutch supporters but nowadays he looks more like a tangerine mouldering in a fruit-bowl.

Hard to believe that this time last year the Tigers were doing Grrrrr-eat!!! And Phil was waxing lyrical on Match of the Day 2 when he wasn't prowling the touchline with his groovy mouthpiece-thing like he was less a football manager and more an X-Factor choreographer.
Phil BrownPhil Brown does karaoke to celebrate Hull staying up last season
But it's been three triumphs in the last 10 months now. Good for the average married man, but a poor return for a Premier League football club. And a bit longer since he sat his players on the pitch at half-time and refused to hand out the orange segments and the squash.

I don't think you get the best out of a set of players by telling them off in front of 20,000 people. He couldn't have done much worse if he'd have armed them with pick-axes, chained them together and sent them into Hull city centre to dig up the roads.

To be fair to Brown, I felt really sorry for him at Turf Moor on Saturday. I'm not saying the ref was biased, far from it, but even the most partisan Burnley fan must admit that every decision went against Brown's men.
The penalty was not so much nailed-on as stuck to the wall with an old bit of chuddy. The push in the wall that denied Geovanni a goal was nowt. And the challenge that earned the same player a second yellow looked a lot worse than it was.

Mind you he wasn't alone in feeling a tad aggrieved this weekend. Must have summat to do with the postal strike but how come all the cards came at once on Saturday? The Premier League saw more red than the late Keith Floyd on all-day cooking spree.
Some of the red cards were correct - just about - but most of the dismissals were for the sort of thing men of my generation grew up doing. Degen, for example, was just going in for the late slide tackle. What's wrong with that?

The slidey was the absolute summit of defensive moves when I were growing up. Indeed, the longer the slidey, the greater the tackle. You'd wake up to find the rain had all but waterlogged the school pitch and you'd salivate at the prospect of a 15-yard full pelt slidey on the opposition's nippy little winger.

Don't even think of doing that nowadays. Chances are your studs'll be up and you'll look like you're trying to flay your opponent's shin-bone.

Both Degen and Geovanni's challenges resulted from some obvious frustration. There was a time when a ref would simply take a player to one side, let him sound off for a bit and then warn him of his future conduct. Nowadays the official books a lad for just getting a bit narked.

Bilyati... Biltiya... Billita... the Russian lad at Everton's challenge was a bit two-footed. Kenwynne Jones's push in the West Ham left-back's face got its inevitable reward, even if Ilunga reacted like he'd just been in a close clinch with Mike Tyson. The fact that Jones, not a small lad, towered over the prostrate Congolese like he was ready to crush him between his thumb and forefinger didn't help.

But a little push is nowt, really. It's the sort of 'handbags' nonsense that has rugby followers sneering at the effeminateness of the modern footballer. You hear pundits shaking their heads and saying 'Well, he raised his hands' but for Gawd's sake on that basis every goalscorer in the country should be off the pitch (which might mean extended runs in the first team for the likes of Heskey and Voronin, mind you).
Jamie Carragher about to be sent off by Lee Mason at FulhamThe moment Jamie Carragher knew he was heading for an early bath
Carragher was sent off for not being sent off earlier. Both he and Cuellar paid the price for making the fatal mistake of getting a toe-end to the ball. Kovacs was probably culpable. The ridiculously spelt Jlloyd Samuel ('Jlloyd' makes him sound like some eczema-inducing industrial adhesive) was a definite sending-off.

But on weekends like this it does feel a bit too bloomin' easy for the ref to spray his cards around like a maxed-out creditor rather than applying a bit of nous to the business of running a football match.

While Liverpool looked like the biggest losers this weekend - and let's face it once Torres was withdrawn, rightly, you knew the game was up for them - but I think Spurs fans will be licking their wounds most.

I tipped Spurs for a top four finish at the beginning of the season. If only football were played on paper, cos 'Arry's squad looks good on that. But Arsene's 11 must've cost way less than Redknapp's and they gave the White Hurt Lame side a right drubbing.
There's still hope for 'em but without the absent tiny gremlins Defoe, Modric and Lennon they're half the team.

And David Bentley, one 45-yarder notwithstanding, is slowly diminishing into a kind of Brylcreemed mannequin. If there are still people out there who think the lad Beckham is a lazy publicity-seeker you only have to look to Spurs's right flank for the truth:
Beckham - Hard Work = Bentley.

As for Phil Brown, the job centre beckons - so here's hoping that Tango launch a new promotional campaign soon.

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  • 1. At 1:25pm on 02 Nov 2009, TheOriginalTony wrote:

    Great blog, Robbo

    Are we on the way to 1000 again?

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  • 2. At 1:35pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    prowling the touchline with his groovy mouthpiece-thing like he was less a football manager and more an X-Factor choreographer.


    That is quality - never understood why managers need teh earpiece thing anyway

    and Bentley a Brylcreemed mannequin - absolutely true - that boy must never ne let anywhere near the England squad. Unlike Gary Neville who should always be in it

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  • 3. At 1:40pm on 02 Nov 2009, EricDantona wrote:

    I, for one, am pleased that we no longer live in a world where referees "simply take (players) to one side" when they commit potentially career-ending fouls.

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  • 4. At 1:47pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Well its an absolute outrage, how a couple of idiots can be left competing after commiting serious offences week in week out, yet other people, with a lot more talent who don't deserve to go, are given thier marching orders... It seems every week these big decisions are going the wrong way, and someone from a governing body should step in to do something...

    I mean theirs no way Rachel should have gone last night...

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  • 5. At 1:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, LABSAB9 wrote:

    Fully agree with your comments regarding Bentley the lad is a waste of space he was anonymous Saturday and should have been added to the list of people sent off (deliberate handball then scything shin high challenge within 5mins of start of the game)

    Anybody agree????

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  • 6. At 1:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, carryongooner wrote:

    "Beckham - Hard Work = Bentley"

    Pure class!

    Just out of interest, does anyone know if Phil Brown is related in anyway to Judith Chalmers? (For those of you not old enough to remember - she was the permatanned queen of holiday programmes).

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  • 7. At 1:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    RBA - Saw it coming. Chucklesome nevertheless. #3 Eric, I'm not talking about career-threatening. Carra and Cuellar's were ball-winning. Geovanni had a little slip and it looked dodgy, but the ref didn't need an excuse after the little fella had ear-bashed for a couple of minutes. Degen's was awkward but not exactly malicious. None were up to Red Nev's standard of the other night.

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  • 8. At 1:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    on a slightly more serious note... Yes Labsab, he is a massive waste, and from what i can tell a dreadful person. I really can't see why Harry has put up with him. and i also agree on the handball.

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  • 9. At 1:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    Tigers were grrr-eat.Genius.AND IPSWICH FINALLY WON!!!get in there you beauty.only concern now is do we wait another 15 games for the next one!

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  • 10. At 1:54pm on 02 Nov 2009, carryongooner wrote:

    Oops - sorry posted too quickly in the rush to get this post done before the end of the lunchhour.

    Meant to add, I for one will not be sorry to see the back of Phil Brown ... a graceless, posturing, ridiculous man. Such a pity "The Fast Show" is no longer with us - PB would have made a great character on it!

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  • 11. At 1:55pm on 02 Nov 2009, TheOriginalTony wrote:

    All the red cards made MotD alot better to watch on saturday night

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  • 12. At 1:56pm on 02 Nov 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    On another note,isn't it sad to see a once great team,champions and team of a generation in english football struggle.breaks your heart.mind,they did well to come back from 2-0 down at Stoke.As for Liverpool.Tee hee.

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  • 13. At 1:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, ControlledMagic wrote:

    "Carragher was sent off for not being sent off earlier" - dead right Robbo - about a week earlier, when he did much the same thing without getting a toe on the ball!

    I apperciate that his opponent said that he got the ball (as indeed he did) but he could still (and I hope the ref upholds it) have been sent off for being all over the guy like a cheap suit, prior to getting his toe on the ball.

    Justice has been done - and no, no United player ever, in the history of the game, has deserved to be sent off. Therefore no one has ever suffered an injustice whilst playing your glorious champions, Manchester United. Just for the record, you understand.

    :-)

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  • 14. At 2:00pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Chucklesome Robbo... High praise indeed sir. (though it does sound like the lost bluey Paul and Barry made before they "made it" in mainstream media... to me to you, shudder)

    Oh dear, oh dear oh dear!

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  • 15. At 2:02pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    ControlledMagic has got in there before me.

    Hopefully we will see Carragher sent off again next week for the Fulham challenge as clearly the Fulham sending off was for the challenge against United.

    His defending reminded me of a young Gary Neville. Grab, hold, shuffle, hands in the air.

    On a different note, what is the fascination with Phil Brown? It seems to be closer to RBAs reality TV analogy than is comfortable. Is he only kept in a job because of his X-Factor and nothing whatsoever to do with talent?

    Kind of like Bentley when you think about it. And Gary Neville.

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  • 16. At 2:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    I mean theirs no way Rachel should have gone last night...

    RBA - she went simply because she is too similar to Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke and maybe the nation has had enough of female warblers winning -

    John & Edward - reality show legends - will win this year and Cowell will be sick as a parrot.

    #13 - Absolutely correct (and don't forget the other half of the rule that every Liverpool or Man City player sent off and should have their bans doubled on principle). If Marriner had had the guts to send Carragher off against United he wouldn't have been sent off against Fulham.

    Because he would have been suspended

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  • 17. At 2:07pm on 02 Nov 2009, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Better than your last blog Robbo - although some undeniably cringing gags.

    I was skeptical of your choice of Spurs to be in the top 4 largely because their defence isnt all that great and is seldom ever fully fit. Woodgate and King are possibly the most injury prone centre back pairing in the history of football and I cant take a side looking to break into the top 4 seriously if they are going to rely on a semi fit centre back that cant train or play two matches in a week. Plenty of quality elsewhere in the squad but very thin at the back. Would have to agree on Bentley being a disaster especially given that he was actually quite good at Blackburn and Norwich. Perhaps hes just more suited to a direct style of football and not as effective in teams that play shorter football or use fast wingers.

    Phil Browns case is a tough one. Hes had a dreadful run of form as you mentioned but at the same time to get a side like Hull promoted and then keep them up is a big acheivement. A few years ago Id have never believed a team like Hull could ever mke it to the premiership let alone stay up. I have a certain amount of sympathy with these managers who manage to get a side promoted that clearly are punching way below their weight in the premiership as its often a death sentace for them. I mean the team Hull got promoted with contained Dean Windass and Nick Barmby?? To be honest if I was the chairman at the time my expectations for staying up would be zero. Simlarly when Billy Davies brought up that infamous Derby squad - clearly a side that belonged in the Championship - I doubt Mourinho could have kept that side from rock bottom yet Davies pays the price for overacheiving the previous season.

    Having said that, Browns defence is terrifyingly bad and contais McShane (worst defender in the league in my view) and Kilbane (hard work and absolutely no talent).

    For Liverpool - again not too surprising that they look like a team of 10 defensive midfielders without Gerrard and Torres. Carragher increasingly looks like he is on the way out as a top level defender. Id expect plenty of Liverpool fans to show loyalty but at the end of the day he is unlikely to get much and they risk carrying him too long.

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  • 18. At 2:09pm on 02 Nov 2009, Steven wrote:

    The new Hull chairman should take his manager to the middle of the pitch at half time next time they are losing, hand him his P45 and say into a microphone 'Phil Brown: you are hereby Tangoed'.

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  • 19. At 2:13pm on 02 Nov 2009, riley_ives wrote:

    This may be controversial but I think ref made right decision with carragher and I'm a liverpool fan. He had his arms all over the forward whose name escapes me at this stage and he wouldn't of got near him otherwise. Ok so he got a toe on the ball but he had already wiped man out

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  • 20. At 2:14pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    But you missed Wenger getting angry for not being able to communicate to his players coz it was so bloody loud at the Emirates.


    I bet there is some news in there. Somewhere.

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  • 21. At 2:14pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    JDR
    Agree with you on Carragher, he's getting more like Ledley King every day. Tha half-fit, knackered one that is. #18 - if you took Brown on to the pitch at half-time the lad would only leave the KC with another bleeding song. KC and the Sunshine Band, perhaps? Please Don't Go? (in his dreams).

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  • 22. At 2:16pm on 02 Nov 2009, Rob K wrote:

    'Good for the average married man' -- classic line :) And no, I'm not married.

    Re: effeminateness -- I think you mean 'effeminacy'.

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  • 23. At 2:16pm on 02 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    5. At 1:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, LABSAB9 wrote:

    Fully agree with your comments regarding Bentley the lad is a waste of space he was anonymous Saturday and should have been added to the list of people sent off (deliberate handball then scything shin high challenge within 5mins of start of the game)

    Anybody agree????

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    Yup and I'm a Spurs fan. He really hasn't worked out well for us.

    @18: There's a novel idea lol

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  • 24. At 2:17pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Re 21... More like 'Give it Up' now I think about it.

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  • 25. At 2:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    22. At 2:16pm on 02 Nov 2009, Rob K wrote:
    'Good for the average married man' -- classic line :) And no, I'm not married.

    Re: effeminateness -- I think you mean 'effeminacy'.

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    That's a more effeminate way of putting it.

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  • 26. At 2:19pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    I think Spurs will finish in top four the same year liverpool will win the league with Rafa.

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  • 27. At 2:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, riccycarvalho wrote:

    "Keegan would be off with his ball tucked under his arm and a damp hanky dabbing his eyes"

    I am glad you mentioned this robbo as at the end of the day he is the one who ruined newcastle yet is still classed as a hero. If he stayed they would have stayed up without a doubt. Firget what was going on behind the scenes. He was getting paid hansomely and if he genuinely loved newcastle he would have not dismissed them in the manner he did. If it was the first time he walked out on aclub then maybe i could understand but hes walked out on more clubs than frank sinclair own goals.!!!

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  • 28. At 2:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, Stuz359 wrote:

    Carragher may have got a toe on the ball but he was pulling back Zamora to get that toe on the ball. Red card is fair I think. Degen's no way, Geovanni's was laughable as was Cuellars.

    Made for some good fun on MOTD though.

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  • 29. At 2:22pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Fair point re Carragher testing the strength of the fabric in Zamora's shirt. He was due a red, as has been said.

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  • 30. At 2:26pm on 02 Nov 2009, bill40 wrote:

    Call yourself a journalist? At least I be bothered how to spell bilu...bilayati... that chaps Russian name...... TAXI!!

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  • 31. At 2:29pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Robbo, based on the first quarter of EPL, are you ready to concede that some of your predictions may not realise?

    Hughes being the first one to get the sack.
    Arsenal finishing outside four.
    Tottenham finishing fourth.
    Birmingham no chance of staying up.


    By the way Chelsea arent exactly winning in the mean Murinho fashion either, but you are bang on the money them finishing it in 1st.

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  • 32. At 2:31pm on 02 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    phew! finally made it through the security check, but i won't be walking the same for a few days.
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    Re: effeminateness -- I think you mean 'effeminacy'.

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    That's a more effeminate way of putting it.

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    good save Robbo! have you got one for "mouldering" too, or have i just learned a new term?
    married life gag was funny, but not 'cause it's true or anything!

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  • 33. At 2:32pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Spits.. haven't Chelsea scored 17 in 4 matches and conceded none... (alright not against top opposition...) but since the villa match, they have added ruthlessness to efficiency.

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  • 34. At 2:33pm on 02 Nov 2009, TerryFBH wrote:

    First post!!!! Whey hey!!!
    First comment - who (what) is JDR????
    Rename gazutd to saverafa
    H2H/adam - you guys - you make me laff!?!? In a good way???
    Starfire/spitfire - too similar names - long lost twins???
    Lets get to 1000 - though I did think the last time that it happened having a go at pinochio) the blog did go a bit off subject - shock horror
    Up the Boro!!!
    p.s. Just realised my error - is this just for the 'Big 4/5 or even 6' fans??

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  • 35. At 2:37pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    #27, He's not a messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

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  • 36. At 2:38pm on 02 Nov 2009, claretbigtom wrote:

    Hull may have had the wrong end of a couple of decisions but they still deserved to lose that match. Commentators at the time, and match reports since, said that what creativity there was came from Burnley and that Hull created next to nothing other than the free kick (which shouldn't have been given in the first place). That's backed up by the match stats.

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  • 37. At 2:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Starfire/spitfire - too similar names - long lost twins???
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    I am glad its not the case. (Please tell me its not the case Starfire)
    as far as I know supporting a north London club is the only thing common and even then he is supporting the wrong one.

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  • 38. At 2:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, NijaGooner wrote:

    Credit should be given to the Gooners for taking them Spurs boys to the cleaners for their schoolboy errors after making all that noise about being at par....
    As for the cards, its seems the HSE might be making inroads into our game methinks....

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  • 39. At 2:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    #34 Cheers, and everybody's welcome, although I don't think Gaz will be changing his name anytime soon but he will definetly continue to try to SAVE RAFA

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  • 40. At 2:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Spit/Star... i think i remember your effeminate cousin "camp" from my scouting days...

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  • 41. At 2:42pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    33. At 2:32pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Spits.. haven't Chelsea scored 17 in 4 matches and conceded none... (alright not against top opposition...) but since the villa match, they have added ruthlessness to efficiency.

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    They are ruthless indeed. I am afraid even Arsenal is in for a spanking the way their defence works.

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  • 42. At 2:44pm on 02 Nov 2009, neova2 wrote:

    "By the way Chelsea arent exactly winning in the mean Murinho fashion either, but you are bang on the money them finishing it in 1st."

    Not so fast. If chelsea's transfer ban holds up and with the ACN taking away drogba, essien, et al for a 4 to 6 weeks it could be a huge disruption to Chelsea's current form.

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  • 43. At 2:45pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I know Spits... they look really good, organised and not boring... Quite annoying really.

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  • 44. At 2:45pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    40, I'm not sure if I believe you RBA, sounds like a loud of Ging Gang Goulies to me;)

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  • 45. At 2:45pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    40. At 2:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Spit/Star... i think i remember your effeminate cousin "camp" from my scouting days...
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    Oi RBA. Stop spreading rumours.

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  • 46. At 2:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, Ji-Sung Parks cousin - 19 wrote:

    I think the old idea of Rugby fans sat around sniggering at the feeble footballers flew out the window with the fake blood saga. Even the worst theatrics of Drogba or Ronaldo paled in comparison to that.

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  • 47. At 2:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Not with their fixture list it won't- Ancelotti couldn't have had more luck if the fixturee computer was his own laptop

    Hang on

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  • 48. At 2:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Not so fast. If chelsea's transfer ban holds up and with the ACN taking away drogba, essien, et al for a 4 to 6 weeks it could be a huge disruption to Chelsea's current form.

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    Just take a look at the fixture list during the ACN. They can just swallow them without chewing.

    Ballack, Anelka, Cole (Joe), Lampard will prove handful.

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  • 49. At 2:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I agree adam... had a look at Chesea fixtures, and rather than play Man Utd and Arsenal home and away, Chelsea play Bolton 6 times... even if they tie on points with Utd or the Goon, the goal difference will be enough to secure it for em'...

    (sorry trotts)

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  • 50. At 3:01pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Re Phil brown,
    On the previous blog, I had already made a prediction concerning PB's future (posts 544+545)
    I for one hope he doesn't get the boot as he is a true source of inspiration.


    Who else are we gonna make fun of?

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  • 51. At 3:01pm on 02 Nov 2009, aka_bluepeter wrote:

    Phil has unfortunately got the same surname as our luckless Premier and will suffer the same fate.
    Fake tans, fake smiles, bullying your staff, blaming everyone but yourself do not help.
    People can see through both

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  • 52. At 3:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, footballislife wrote:

    Nice to see the Gunners actually praised for a change, but why is no one mentioning Harry "is that a brown envelope in my pocket" Redknapp's little swipe at the reporter who said that they need to win next week.

    Harry, seem's to be a little touchy at the moment. Now is that becuase next week you face Sunderland at home with only 2 central defenders or the fact you are still being investigated for tax evasion, or th fact that Spurs have just not been upto the the job this year against the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea.

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  • 53. At 3:11pm on 02 Nov 2009, Rabster wrote:

    Sorry, I disagree about the Hull disallowed "goal." The Hull player obviously joined the wall with the sole intention of pushing the defender.
    I don't care if it happens all the time, you have to catch the ones you see.

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  • 54. At 3:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, PeterB wrote:

    Great blog as always Robbo - witty & incisive in equal measure. On the subject of 'Permatan Phil', what is it with the majority of Premier League managers? When things are going well they're all sweetness, light & bonhomie personified, but any sort of adversity & they become bitter, twisted & hard done by & invariably accompany this with a heavy dose of sarcasm directed towards anyone unfortunate enough to be interviewing them. I would nominate SAF as the epitome of this, closely followed by 'Big Sam' & David Moyes but, to be honest (with a couple of notable exceptions such as Rafa Benitez & Gianfranco Zola) they're nearly all culpable. I suppose it's foolish (if not ridiculous) to expect any of them to be acquainted with the works of Rudyard Kipling, but what were those famous words from 'If'? - something along the lines of 'If you can meet with triumph & disaster & treat those two imposters just the same etc.' If only!

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  • 55. At 3:19pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #52 - yes Harry was a little touchy when asked if next weeks game was important especially as they are at home to Sunderland who are playing next..

    What did he say -oh yeah lose next week and we're relegated - is their a special lose to Sunderland points deduction that London clubs get that we don't know about.

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  • 56. At 3:25pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    31. At 2:29pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:
    Robbo, based on the first quarter of EPL, are you ready to concede that some of your predictions may not realise?

    Hughes being the first one to get the sack.
    Arsenal finishing outside four.
    Tottenham finishing fourth.
    Birmingham no chance of staying up.
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    Hmm... also Chelsea to win Premiership, Hull to go down, Pompey to go down. Not looking all that bad. Any road, anyone who knows my track record should really put no store by anything I predict.

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  • 57. At 3:27pm on 02 Nov 2009, drummythestick wrote:

    If you look at the photo Carra getting sent off, I think Roy Hodgson's game plan has been rumbled, send on Bobby Zamora to play for the opposition and hey presto, the scouse house of cards comes tumbling down.

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  • 58. At 3:28pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Peter B wrote:'If you can meet with triumph & disaster & treat those two imposters just the same...

    well then you're a bleeding saint.

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  • 59. At 3:32pm on 02 Nov 2009, lorus59 wrote:

    I wonder if guys managers like Phil Brown save for a rainy day. Those guys losing their jobs is not quite the same for us normal folk.

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  • 60. At 3:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    Kai Wayne Rooney?

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  • 61. At 3:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Peter B: with a couple of notable exceptions such as Rafa Benitez & Gianfranco Zola

    Ok i'll give you Zola, he's a gent... but Rafa? His little outbursts last year were beyond the pale (have i heard that before?) but seriously i think he is quite a goon... Because he is slghtly more admirable in terms of bad reaction than SAF (who is so petulant i think he is audtioning to be a horseman for the apocolypse) this does not put him on par with someone as decent as Zola... i think in regards to the Gentleman of game... in the prem thier is really only Zola and Hodgeson...

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  • 62. At 3:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    What's wrong with Shreck?

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  • 63. At 3:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Mike Myers does that stupid voice in it?

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  • 64. At 3:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    SAF is the horseman of the apocalypse sweeping through the game eliminating those who threaten teh great throne of Old Trafford

    He is like Unicron the Destroyer of upstarts like Rafa & Hughes etc.

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  • 65. At 3:42pm on 02 Nov 2009, NIreland1-0England wrote:

    Robbo

    Pretty sure the Carragher sending off was more to do with the spooning he was trying to give Zamora before the actual tackle was attempted and he therefore had to go.

    Week to late in my opinion

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  • 66. At 3:43pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Nice and early this week. You must have been up all night typing and researching the last blog for topical issues! You just wouldn't have found any after about post #6. Good job as always Robbo. Hopefully you know how much you're appreciated, take a bow.

    RBA 49. You got that a$$ over t!t. If Bolton played Chelsea 6 times during the ANC, we'd have 18 points and about 24 goals. We're only 16 points behind (with a game in hand) so this could be enough to secure survival if not quite a European berth.

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  • 67. At 3:43pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Ok Adam, but who holds the Matrix of leadership... who has the touch? who has the power?

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  • 68. At 3:49pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    Nice to see this blog is not quite so acrimonious as others where the handbags have been flying btwn the usual suspects.

    Good blog Robbo but the best one liner has to be the one by the poster on our Arry e.g. "Harry "is that a brown envelope in my pocket" Redknapp". Creased me up a treat.

    Although not sure if you, Robbo, might have used that one before in a previous post?

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  • 69. At 3:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    I get the feeling that last monday, a meeting of the referees asociation looked at everything that was missed in the liverpool v utd game, and decided to punish anyone who did the same offence this weekend...
    I think with any team coming up to the Premier League, who shows they can do something different will always be able to stay up for a second season (Giovanni's strikes, Delap's throw-ins, Stephen Hunt's ability to damned near kill top-flight goalies) but Phil's days have been numbered since the day Rafa, SAF, Arsene et all, sat down in front of the video with their respective players and asked "OK what's the danger? how will we beat them?


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  • 70. At 4:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    64. At 3:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    SAF is the horseman of the apocalypse sweeping through the game eliminating those who threaten teh great throne of Old Trafford

    He is like Unicron the Destroyer of upstarts like Rafa & Hughes etc.

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

    Now there's the stuff of nightmares *gulp*

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  • 71. At 4:09pm on 02 Nov 2009, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Good blog Robbo!! And great response JDR!!! Really do feel bad for Phil Brown. His team is a championship team, not a premier league one. Cant bash his coaching styles because it got his team promoted but I think the best place for him would be the championship. Spurs is a team I admire but they remind me of Man City- 2 billion dollars worth of strikers and tuppence worth of defense. Both of them will finish 5th and 6th in either order.
    And have to say, Chelsea is scaring me a bit because they are looking good and I could see a nail biter at the end between them and us

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  • 72. At 4:13pm on 02 Nov 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    Robbo compared with what was happening in the late 40s and 50s the game today has almost become a non-contact sport. Players are wrapped in cotton wool and none more so than goalkeepers. I have no wish to witness serious injury but it seems to me that we are refereeing the life and soul out of the game.

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  • 73. At 4:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    72 'preach' you wouldn't have to go back that far, try wathching some games from the 70's, some of the challenges were tantamount to GBH.

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  • 74. At 4:26pm on 02 Nov 2009, Coldoasis wrote:

    #31 Why do people on this and other BBC sites insist on calling the Premier League the EPL

    No such thing exists

    In Scotland there is a league called the SPL
    but in England it is called the Premier League not the EPL

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  • 75. At 4:32pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Ok Adam, but who holds the Matrix of leadership... who has the touch? who has the power

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    As Ronaldo's gone I am tempted to say Gary Neville but soon the Matrix will be passed to their new leader - OWEN HARGREAVES

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  • 76. At 4:38pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    73. At 4:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    72 'preach' you wouldn't have to go back that far, try wathching some games from the 70's, some of the challenges were tantamount to GBH

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    Surely they are just Robust

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  • 77. At 4:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    72, Preach i know what you mean, a bunch of jessies these days... i remember back to the glory days of players like "mad dog" Mike Grimm, a player who in his career broke more than 30 legs (other peoples)... Or Dave "the monster" Crawford, who in 1951 whilst playing in a 2nd round FA cup match killed three people.. and of course the famous Ian "grrrrrrrrr" Franklin, who was rumoured to carry a small knife in his shorts and would often stab opposing players... He was hung in 1947 after being found guilty of the murders of 13 players (in one match)... of course they didn't have cameras in them days so it was easier to get away with it...

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  • 78. At 4:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Quickly jumping back to the topic of managers, I just noticed this on the footbal main page.

    EUROPE
    Cruyff will coach Catalonia team

    Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff returns to the game as coach of the Catalonia national team
    .......................................................................

    They rate the old guy so high that they've decided to turn a region into a nation just so he can call himself a National Team coach.
    What's next, SAF as the national coach of Lancashire or maybe Arsene Wenger could be invited to take charge of the Burgundy National squad. (although I think SAF would prefer that one).

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  • 79. At 4:44pm on 02 Nov 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    I thought Arsene was from Alsace?

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  • 80. At 4:44pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    3 years later having now signed in useing the new ID i was going to post something however i've completely forgotten what it was I was going to add.

    perhaps i should have a glass of Nuet St George and ponder for a while.

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  • 81. At 4:46pm on 02 Nov 2009, lordSUPERFRED wrote:

    Kovak was unlucky the 2nd offence happened by going to clear the ball and the player running in from behind , he did not even see him ,

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  • 82. At 4:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    FFS stuck doing a stupid QuarkExpress exam this afternoon and I miss out on a Robbo fest.

    Damn.

    Ah well, here's another pic of Phil Brown in drag...

    http://cosmetic-candy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/orange3_fn.jpg

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  • 83. At 4:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    "a player who in his career broke more than 30 legs (other peoples)..."

    RBA, a 30 legged player would be great, although he may often be unable to play in the first half of many matches because it would take him too long to put on his boots.

    Coat please.

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  • 84. At 4:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    #79 Jack', he is. Do you think SAF is from Lancashire?

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  • 85. At 4:55pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Here's a hanger for your coat H2H, and it's in the Dutch colours...

    http://www.uncoached.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/coat_hooks_2.jpg

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  • 86. At 4:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Re: H2H #83

    So instead of being a Centre Half or a Centre Back, he'd be a Centre Pede?

    Room in that coat for two?

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  • 87. At 4:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, jacksofbuxton wrote:

    Nope,he's not from Greater Manchester either.

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  • 88. At 4:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    GazUtd

    wicked pic.

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  • 89. At 4:59pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Cheers Gaz,
    How long have you been waiting to be able to use that little gem?

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  • 90. At 5:00pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    What's next, SAF as the national coach of Lancashire

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

    It's the only waay Liverpool will get a good manager any time soon and before anyone argues the HISTORIC county of Lancashire does include Liverpool (none of this administrative local authority nonsense please)

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  • 91. At 5:01pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2H, great move and picked up beautifully by Evil-Weazel for the finish... Good Stuff!

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  • 92. At 5:02pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    # 86 Evil-Weazel'
    Think we're gonna have to build a cloakroom.

    Gaz'll supply the hangers.

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  • 93. At 5:02pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    H2H you clearly don't know me, that would suggest that a modicum of planning goes into anything I do.

    Google Images is your quick as a flash friend!


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  • 94. At 5:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RBA. Thank you sir.

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  • 95. At 5:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Here's a cat hanger...

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_e708uxNyJKU/R2hxI4NkddI/AAAAAAAAAHg/MFUPO_xerCY/s400/funny_animal_cat%2Bin%2Bhangers.jpg

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  • 96. At 5:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, DownRover wrote:

    The referees decisions at Turf Moor are a red herring. The team that Hull put out was disjointed and totally unambitious and that is why his job is in peril.
    The, admittedly poor, decisions mask the real picture. Had they been different so would many other things. Burnley did not have to get out of gear to win against a poorly motivated team.
    What a shame, the Hull fans gave it their all and deserve better

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  • 97. At 5:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    93. Ah Gaz your secrets out, I always wondered where you got all those great pics so quickly.

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  • 98. At 5:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    i still cant think of a single good thing to say about mr brown

    with any luck he should be gone soon and thus miss the oportunity to disgrace himself once again at the Emirates.

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  • 99. At 5:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 5:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    i still cant think of a single good thing to say about mr brown

    ----

    You're not a coffee drinker then...

    http://img.alibaba.com/photo/105291454/Mr_BROWN_ICE_COFFEE_Coffee_Drinks.jpg

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  • 100. At 5:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    At 5:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    i still cant think of a single good thing to say about mr brown
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    this dude seems to like him.

    http://rlv.zcache.com/mr_brown_fanclub_tshirt-p235166135248134074trlf_400.jpg

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  • 101. At 5:35pm on 02 Nov 2009, celery_shtick wrote:

    #81 Lordsuperfred -
    couldn't agree more. It was a rubbish decision by the referee. About as ludicrous as the decision to put Jedward on our tv screens.

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  • 102. At 5:44pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Can I just state for the record #101 that those 2 are a disgrace to Ireland!

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  • 103. At 5:44pm on 02 Nov 2009, Geordie2004 wrote:

    "(Keegan would be off with his ball tucked under his arm and a damp hanky dabbing his eyes.)"

    This comment is out of line as far as I'm concerned. Name your reasons for it, and if, as I suspect, it was any of the times he left his job, they were all justified at the time as far as I'm concerned. And yes, I'm a Toon fan, if you can't tell from my user name.

    Also, Carragher deserved his red card, no ifs or buts. It was completely his own fault, too. He got himself the wrong side of Zamora with poor positional play, and started pulling him down. Just like he had done in the box earlier on which should have led to a penalty. He did play the ball of course, but this was well after he'd started trying to prematurely swap shirts with Zamora. Credit to Zamora for staying on his feet and not going down like many others would have done. Can't say I understood his post-match comments defending Carragher, but oh well. As has been said by others, Carragher looks more past it by the week. Maybe it's just temporary, who knows. Time will tell as always.

    Good stuff again other than that. :) Couple of classic lines!

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  • 104. At 5:46pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    I should think your average scouser would welcome Fergies appointment as manager of Liverpool with about as much relish as a formal invitiation to Boy George's house for a nice cup of tea and a chat with a proviso to bring your own 'hancy's'........(not a typo).

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  • 105. At 5:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, blackandamber wrote:

    'I don't think you get the best out of a set of players by telling them off in front of 20,000 people.'

    At least do some research before writing your column. if you did you'd realise there were considerably more than 20 000 fans at the game.

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  • 106. At 5:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, celery_shtick wrote:

    oh no they're not.
    they're genuine, honest triers, sure they can't sing, they're in it for the craic.
    they just should never have been selected for the show.
    Same way with the Kovac decision - he had no idea the player was nipping in from behind. Any ref who gives a decision like that, should be hauled in front of a panel made up of referees and ex-pros and told in no uncertain terms how poor a decision it was.
    Admonished - but not hounded. Referees are brilliant in my opinion, just for having the cohones to do the job. I thought all the other red cards had at least some merit.

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  • 107. At 5:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, democracythreat wrote:

    Robbo, you're earning your keep, no mistake.

    But what is this about you predicting that the gunners would not make top 4????

    I'm shocked. I'm saddened. Hopefully your next blog post will be dedicated to the glory of Arsenal, and the fifteen reasons why Arsene Wenger is the best manager in the EPL.

    A bit of balance in the football press, please!

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  • 108. At 5:59pm on 02 Nov 2009, blackandamber wrote:

    davidgilmourthe3rd theres no need to still be bitter that little old Hull City dared to come and beat mighty arsenal in front of the fearsome arsenal faithful.

    Also sad to see you're living in denial about your captain fantastic being prone to a bit of spitting bringing him to the levels of class of el hadj diouf.

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  • 109. At 6:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    # 107, democracythreat.

    To be fair mate, Robbo has often sung the praises of Arsene.

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  • 110. At 6:12pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    105 He did his research, he counted every last one from numerous satellite and cameras at the ground images. All those above 20,000 had gone to the snack shop for tea and pies.

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  • 111. At 6:12pm on 02 Nov 2009, Macca wrote:

    I think Robbo summed it up nicely. Brown is a Championship manager. I suspect that he'll be out soon enough.

    As for the flurry of red cards at the weekend, was there a refs meeting recently where someone decided they were behind on their red card quota? Perhaps a far eastern betting syndicate was down a few chips? Uh-oh, probably be modded now :(

    I've no idea who Rachel, John or Edward are tho...I suspect this is a good thing.

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  • 112. At 6:17pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    111. At 6:12pm on 02 Nov 2009, strcprstskrzkrk wrote:

    "I've no idea who Rachel, John or Edward are tho...I suspect this is a good thing."
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    Because I live outside the U.K. Neither did I, so I googled them..................Wish I hadn't.

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  • 113. At 6:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    strcprstskrzkrk

    As it may be somethinbg to do with the Xcraptor......I suspect your right!

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  • 114. At 6:19pm on 02 Nov 2009, Macca wrote:

    Am resisting the urge to Google...am guessing it's relating to some or other talent show...

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  • 115. At 6:22pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Gaz, is that your cat? I hope you are not testing your camera on animals as I'll have to report you to this chap:

    http://www.trunkbunker.com/duncanferguson.jpg

    That cheeky Fox had just fed one of his pigeons some uncooked rice. He really fancied that pigeon.

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  • 116. At 6:28pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Oh, and red cards etc.... I used to anticipate the evening's MOTD like a kid at Xmas when there were truckloads of sendings off in one weekend, because they used to be for Souness/Big Dunc/Cantona-esque moments of random violence. Voyeuristic I know, and riddled with schadenfreude when some little git like Savage/Bowyer/Diouf/Bellamy (delete as appropriate) was on the receiving end, but ultimately satisfying. This load of sendings off, with the exception of Billyde..billyde...billydekid's were just lame. Deserved or undeserved? To quote that numpty who's somehow mayor of the south... piffle. They just weren't funny.

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  • 117. At 6:31pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #103 - I can name £25M worth of reasons that comment is valid. He made no attempt to work with Dennis Wise once Mike Ashley had made the structure clear and then sued the club for an amount which had it been awarded would have put your precious Newcastle United into administration giving you a 10 point penalty as the club were his employer and would have had to pay it.

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  • 118. At 6:37pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Stop press. Wenger has just signed Kai Rooney.

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  • 119. At 6:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, xeslana wrote:

    Man utds defenders arent half the player carragher is. Look forward to 4 in 4 for vidic when we pummel them at old toilet :)

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  • 120. At 6:40pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Some Premiership highlights from days gone by.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFcQLUcx6k

    Ah, those halcyon days! My favourites are the 3rd one in for the flip, the Blackburn v Norwich one and the guy who juggles it and starts a full scale riot. Got to be South America, that one. Johnny Foreigner, eh? Cor, wot a larf!

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  • 121. At 6:46pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Ahh TommyB, back in the days where men were men and John Terry and St. Steven were dirty fouling *******.

    Wait, those days are still the same.

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  • 122. At 6:47pm on 02 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    #120

    Most of them make Cantona look tame :O

    My fave has to be the scissor kick come headlock with legs somewhere near the start.

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  • 123. At 6:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    119. At 6:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, xeslana wrote:
    Man utds defenders arent half the player carragher is. Look forward to 4 in 4 for vidic when we pummel them at old toilet :)
    ---------------------

    And we will still win 4 titles in a row and watch all you scousers cry as we become the team with the most league titles ever.

    As for a pumelling at Old Trafford its one thing to win at home with a dodgy ref but that won't be happening next time.

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  • 124. At 6:52pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    120 tommy, I bet the guy In the second bit wishes he'd been playing tennis instead of foot-ball.

    He could also have asked the umpire for "new balls please".

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  • 125. At 6:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    I'm also a big fan of the guy who slaps his opponent who then walks away, but the perpetrator decides he really hasn't learnt his lesson and then donkey punches him to the floor. Quality!

    Gaz, Stevie and JT were both bad, but that Ahmadinejad foul on Alfie Haaland was possibly the most violent assault in recorded history, the premeditation making it somehow even more reprehensible. I fear for Ipswich players and Israel in equal measure, I really do.

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  • 126. At 6:54pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    I was gonna say it's all a bit nicey-nicey on here today, but i noticed a few prickles rising to the surface, strangely enough from Newcastle fans!

    Gaz, ur 1st pic of Phil Brown's Scouse Niece is amazing, and frankly the best hallowe'en costume i saw this year!
    And i never thought a complete indifference to X-factor would harm me on here of all places! This is my sanctuary from all of that sh...
    (sighs) So back to the footie.
    I was just saying to myself last week there hasn't been the usual early season new directives based flurry of Red cards - seems they were held up by the strike.

    Can't disagree with Carra's, or those who say he should've gone last week (although i believe we would have still won that game having something precious to hold onto). Some of the others were a bit weak, particularly Geovanni. I agree with Zeus that they must've had an all-back-2-mine round at Keith Hackett's to watch MOTD2.

    That said i'm not in favour of agricultural tackling in general, and looking at Liverpool's injury list you can hardly blame me.

    Ah yes, our mighty Reds. I initially criticised Rafa for leaving our Agger & Ngog against Fulham after their encouraging displays against United, but have to rescind that on hearing they were injured. I feel both Rafa & the Perma-tanned Preener have suffered from fate kicking them in the nuts when they needed it least, but neither have they helped themselves.
    Fair enough Torres was injured, but i still don't think he expected to come off so soon. It had a big effect on both teams, and then taking off the one player in red who could've pulled a rabbit out a hat (Yossi)was crazy.

    On a final note, as much as it pains me to say it, my last year's Arsenal prediction is coming true before our very eyes.

    for those of you unaware, i shall repeat it:

    2005: Arsenal win Fa Cup
    2006: Liverpool win Fa Cup
    2006: Arsenal beaten in Champions League Final
    2007: Liverpool beaten in Champions League Final
    2007: Arsenal tread water & finish 4th amid rumours of Boardroom unrest
    2008: Liverpool tread water & finish 4th after supposedly life-saving takeover
    2008: Arsenal blow longstanding lead at top & are pipped by United for the title
    2009: Liverpool blow longstanding lead at top & are pipped by United for the title
    2009: Arsenal sell Key midfielders & just about scrape 4th after losing 5 of their 1st 15 Matches
    2010: Need i continue?

    Come on you Gunners!

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  • 127. At 6:55pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    H2H, is that Ajax in one of them? Ain't that a kick in the head!

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  • 128. At 6:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    2010 - United overcome loss of Ronaldo and win the title by 1 point from Arsenal and suddenly Wenger and Fergie aren't talking anymore as Liverpool finish 8th

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  • 129. At 6:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    I'd like to add my comment was written before the whirlwind of filth that is TommyB. Welcome back lad. Seen any containers lately?

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  • 130. At 6:59pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Alright, Mo! Keeping well? You in the Pool for Chrimbo? Shall have to see you DJ one of these days and the birth of our lord seems like as good a reason as any to get plastered and dance around.

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  • 131. At 7:01pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 6:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, tommyb1982 wrote:

    Gaz, Stevie and JT were both bad, but that Ahmadinejad foul on Alfie Haaland was possibly the most violent assault in recorded history, the premeditation making it somehow even more reprehensible. I fear for Ipswich players and Israel in equal measure, I really do.

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    What if we sent him to Tel Aviv with John Hartson?

    But hey at least he admits it, unlike that mad dictator who is despised throughout the world. And Ahmedinajed.

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  • 132. At 7:02pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    101. At 5:35pm on 02 Nov 2009, celery_schtick wrote:
    #81 Lordsuperfred -
    couldn't agree more. It was a rubbish decision by the referee. About as ludicrous as the decision to put Jedward on our tv screens.
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    Jedward are TV Gold rescuing the charts from teh endless clones of Whitney sound and look-alikes that Cowell is foisting off on us.

    SAVE JEDWARD

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  • 133. At 7:03pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    What if we sent him to Tel Aviv with John Hartson?

    But hey at least he admits it, unlike that mad dictator who is despised throughout the world. And Ahmedinajed.
    --------------------

    Possibly the most violent strikeforce in the world.

    Although I liked the one with that guy showing off his tricks and starting teh biggest fight you've ever seen (was that in Brazil?)

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  • 134. At 7:03pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Mo

    Nothing will ever beat these:

    http://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/EN/Artikel/2008/01/Bilder/hightech-strategie-verkehr-container,property=poster.jpg

    Allwetter- Behältern..... mein Liebling!

    Best boat trip.... ever!

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  • 135. At 7:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, johnedgar wrote:

    Great blog, Robbo. I'm surprised you didn't take the opportunity to say something about the future is orange. Maybe next time?

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  • 136. At 7:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Adam, loved that one too. See what happens when you show off!

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  • 137. At 7:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Mightymojo, er, if you made those predictions last year how do they include 2005, 2006, 2007. I'm a bit confused. I thought predictions were for what comes next? Please enlighten me before I suggest Bolton for the 1958 FA Cup.

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  • 138. At 7:07pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Not to bad tommy. I believe that Christmas is the only time i ever head back south so i won't be here, but i'll be back with a vengeance for New Years.

    Sorry to everyone else for the personal conversation, ahem.

    That video is class - will be good to watch on a weekday night in February if Wednesday goes badly. Adam i agree that Fergie & Wenger are in a phoney truce - i can't wait to see what brings it to an end. Can't see anyone but the blues for the league this year though. Even with no signings & the ACN they'll be too strong for everyone. I should clarify that as Chelsea in case any Everton, Man City or Birmingham fans get excited.

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  • 139. At 7:08pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    #127 tommy, it looks like their kit a bit, but I don't think it's Ajax.
    Did I see Maradona in there? If so, that looked more like the fists of fury than the hand of God.

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  • 140. At 7:09pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 7:03pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:


    Although I liked the one with that guy showing off his tricks and starting teh biggest fight you've ever seen (was that in Brazil?)

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    Remember when that happened with those silky, butter wouldn't melt innocents from The Emirates. Imagine Arsene's children behaving that way. Whoever would have thought it?

    The stupid thing was that it was Nani they got mad at. FFS lads, NANI. All you had to do was wait for about 4 minutes till he got the ball again and made a total plank out of himself, then you could have lauged at him.

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  • 141. At 7:12pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    135.. with a name like that are you Jedward in disguise? Not entirely sure who they are (half-ar*ed Googling aside) or what they bring to the table, but would like to join in with all this pop culture referencing. Are the Pet Shop Boys still popular? Have Bolton just won the cup? Splendid! All back to Trotter's for pie and beans.

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  • 142. At 7:14pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    You scousers never pay attention....Black Peas (not beans).

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  • 143. At 7:16pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Never mind apologising to them, Mo, you should see some of the late-night drivel spouted around here. Adam and H2H were talking about buildings in Holloway the other day and I'm not certain Trotter really has a job the amount of golf he seems to play (one eye on the Ryder Cup team, Trott?). Bit of German shipping culture and festive booze talk won't hurt.

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  • 144. At 7:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    142. At 7:14pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    You scousers never pay attention....Black Peas (not beans).

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

    Some would have you believe we never pay for anything! We get enough attention anyway so why pay for it?

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  • 145. At 7:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, Geordie2004 wrote:

    #117 - "I can name £25M worth of reasons that comment is valid. He made no attempt to work with Dennis Wise once Mike Ashley had made the structure clear and then sued the club for an amount which had it been awarded would have put your precious Newcastle United into administration giving you a 10 point penalty as the club were his employer and would have had to pay it."

    All either wrong or totally unproven, I'm afraid. He tried to work with Wise for, what was it, 6-7 months? That's more than enough to justify the term 'attempt to work with'. Also, although I don't know when exactly the structure was made clear to Keegan, I can tell you when it was "made clear" to us fans: in Ashley's interview with NUFC's official magazine in Summer 2008, where he stated quite clearly that the final say was Keegan's as regards signings. Except that obviously wasn't the case, now was it?

    And I seriously doubt Keegan ever wanted that much money. I think that was just inaccurate tabloid speculation. What's more, Mr. Llambias denied that the results of the Keegan hearing could in any way lead to administration, which suggests to me that either the stated figures of £20 million + were either highly inaccurate, or they just didn't matter as far as the running of the club goes. Although it has to be said, I'm not sure Llambias can be trusted...

    You should really read the facts of the judgement of the tribunal before you say things which have been legally judged to be untrue and fictitious. You can find those facts on NUFC.com, if not elsewhere.

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  • 146. At 7:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    TrotterUSA

    To clarify, i noticed it last season when everyone was going on about Wenger having won nothing for 4 years. I mentioned it at the beginning of this season as a way of tempering some of the "We're definitely gonna win the league now" brigade, and depressingly it came true. so only 2010 was predicted. It is pretty spooky though - does anyone know of it happening with any other 2 clubs?

    Here's some proper predictions:
    HEAD
    1st Chelsea
    2nd Man U
    3rd Arsenal
    4th Liverpool & Fa Cup
    5th Citeh
    6th Spurs
    CL: Real Madrid

    HEART
    1st Arsenal (see what i did there?)
    2nd Chelsea
    3rd Liverpool & FA Cup
    4th Citeh
    5th Man United & Carling Cup
    6th Spurs


    Going Down?
    Hull
    Brum
    Ever...nah! Blackburn
    5th Villa

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  • 147. At 7:24pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Tommy, I had one eye on the Euro Ladies Solheim Cup team but that's as far as I got! Fortunately they have handicaps in golf and they're thinking of introducing something similar in the Prem for next season.

    You'll be sad to hear that LFC have to give Man U and Bolton a goal start in the same way that Chelsea have to give Bolton 4 goals start. Sign of the times I suppose.

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  • 148. At 7:26pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Mo, Pompey to survive? With this guy in charge?

    http://www.granitegrok.com/pix/beggar%20cup.jpg

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  • 149. At 7:27pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #145 - It was in the Journal and Newcastle Evening Chronicle that he had demanded £25M and they have always been friendly to Keegan

    And yes tommy the Pet Shop Boys are still popular and can be caught on tour at the MEN, NEI, SECC and O2 next month (I'm going to Glasgow) and may have a new single out then as well

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  • 150. At 7:28pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Mojo, how can I take you seriously when you don't include Bolton in the top 6 or even throw us a knock-out trophy? You're as bad as yer mate, Tommy.

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  • 151. At 7:29pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Trotter - we always predict Bolton in teh top 6 (of the cards shown table)

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  • 152. At 7:31pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    A lot of people think Chelski are going to walk it this year. I think they'll be well up there, but I can't see them taking it unchallenged.
    Untill now their only real test has been against L'pool. They"ve lost to Villa and to Wigan, and even though they put 4 past Bolton, (sorry Trotter) they hadn't scored untill JLlyodd (?) was sent off.

    Man Utd, maybe Arsenal & possibly one or two "surprise teams" will press them till the end.

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  • 153. At 7:35pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 7:31pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Untill now their only real test has been against L'pool.

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    Hahahahahahahahaha.

    That was SAF's only test and he passed it with flying colours.

    SAVE RAFA

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  • 154. At 7:36pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Gaz, i too have noticed Arsenal only ever get tough against you guys, just ask the Horse of Madrid (the 6 yard Donkey, not the Preening Show Pony).
    Tom, i shall no longer worry about talking private conversations, especially now people are cross referencing x-factor.

    Geo2004, I agree that i don't think KK would have honestly sent the Toon into administration to prove a point, but it's all a bit he said she said so it is quite hard to believe any of them. A bit like what's going on @ our place. Does anyone else think the 24-hour Sky Sports News culture has a lot to answer for in this respect, with more people asking questions, more money thrown at club "insiders" for an exclusive scoop and Everests being made out of Anthills? And don't call me a nostalgic old geezer either as i'm not 28 till next week.

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  • 155. At 7:37pm on 02 Nov 2009, Macca wrote:

    I'm sticking with Arsenal to win it this year. They're scoring plenty and whilst Chelsea look strong I think Liverpool & Utd will be fighting for 3rd & 4th with Spurs & Citeh.

    We'll see how things stand at mid point, it's still very early days and pretty tight at the top.

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  • 156. At 7:40pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RE 152. Sorry about that serious, football related, debate provoking comment. Don't know what came over me. (No sexual puns please lads)

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  • 157. At 7:41pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Trotts i would have tipped Bolton for honours, but unfortunately i don't think you're allowed to enter the Johnstone's Paint Trophy!

    In all seriousness Bolton do have the Best goalie in the prem of the last decade (sorry Shay), and i like you much better now Big Swine has left.

    H2H, i agree Chelsea haven't been tested yet, and they will have a dip, but i just think they have less to worry about than everyone else.

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  • 158. At 7:59pm on 02 Nov 2009, Fun_n_Games wrote:

    I'll put these comments in now, because my next post will surely be modded:

    Robbo - nice effort
    Liverpool are learning to rue the day they brought Statler and Waldorf within an ass's roar of their club. Now they've no money to get good players and no money to get rid of a manager that's past it.
    #27: Well said. Never understood all the fuss about the career loser that is Keegan as a manager
    #146: You never said who your heart's CL winner would be - the mighty Arse for the glorious and improbable double?

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  • 159. At 8:02pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    the reason why brown has not " walked " is proberbly due to the fact no PL would have him and very few championship teams would give him a job either. Plus if he was to walk i bet there's a clause in his contract that says he will owe Hull money.

    The man does not belong in the premiership better suited to the SPL or Rugby League.

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  • 160. At 8:02pm on 02 Nov 2009, Fun_n_Games wrote:

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

  • 161. At 8:05pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Surely its the red blue army for the St J.P. Trophy and Port Vale for the Leyland Daf? Maybe Notlob could have the Zenith Data Systems? And who'll triumph in the FA Vase? Can't recall who won it last time out....

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  • 162. At 8:07pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    It was Spennymoor wasn't it?

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  • 163. At 8:08pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Fun_n_Games, As much as i would love to think we could win 'em both in 2011, i'm not sure it would be worth a year of crowing gooners! If i was gonna put money down i'd say Real to beat Chelsea in the final with a penalty from Xabi proving crucial.
    Arsenal to lose to Chelsea in the semis.

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  • 164. At 8:08pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    oh i forgot:

    Rock on Arsenal, great game , great result, forgone conclusion really.

    and as a side issue i see non other than hanson is standing on for phil on the liverpool saga as of course phil managed to steel himself away and go and see a decent game.

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  • 165. At 8:13pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Tommy, What, ZDS has some silverware to give away, how do we enter?

    Fun-n-games, who do you like?

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  • 166. At 8:13pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Why are Sheffield Utd always at home in the evenings? Is it to give Chris Morgan the cover of darkness to commit his evil deeds?

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  • 167. At 8:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Never seen anyone turn down a setup like that. C'mon Whitley let's be having yer!

    Chris Morgan doesn't need darkness - he IS darkness. They have no choice but to play at night when the kiddies are safely tucked up in bed.

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  • 168. At 8:22pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    166. At 8:13pm on 02 Nov 2009, tommyb1982 wrote:
    Why are Sheffield Utd always at home in the evenings?
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Because they're mum won't let them play out' when it's dark.

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  • 169. At 8:22pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Trotter, you need to write...

    "Dear ZDS,

    I think Bolton deserve to win your prestigious trophy because....

    Here is a picture I drew of a plate of black peas.

    Lots of love
    TrotterUSA, aged ??"

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  • 170. At 8:25pm on 02 Nov 2009, NotVeryGoodTigers wrote:

    What hurts the most is the goodwill we had from all the neutrals when we were beating the likes of Spurs and Arsenal and fighting back against Man Utd, only for Brown to start embarrassing the club and supporters with his petty little fallouts with the local press. Not to mention his condescending and evasive attitude in interviews on MotD and Sky.

    Rumours always abound but Hull's a small place and it's easy enough to bump into out of favour players in local nightspots (FYI bandwagons, The Weir is not The Ivy!) and get the skinny on what's REALLY going on. He's lost the dressing room, he's lost the fans, and need we mention the 7th highest wage bill in the Prem?

    Utterly ridiculous.

    Oh and well done Fulham!

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  • 171. At 8:26pm on 02 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Right on cue.....

    # 30:02 Booking Chris Morgan booked.
    # 29:49 Chris Morgan challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick.

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  • 172. At 8:33pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    NVGT, I still quite like Hull, and find Brown pretty funny. I'd imagine it's not quite so hilarious when he's your manager though.

    Morgan's at it again... he's about as convincing as Radovan Karadzic when protesting his innocence.

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  • 173. At 8:33pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    chuckle chuckle

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  • 174. At 8:35pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    " What hurts the most is the goodwill we had from all the neutrals when we were beating the likes of Spurs and Arsenal and fighting back against Man Utd, only for Brown to start embarrassing the club and supporters with his petty little fallouts with the local press. Not to mention his condescending and evasive attitude in interviews on MotD and Sky. "

    agreed but you also had the goodwill of many gooners, myself included when you managed to win at the emirates, it was not just neutrals who were applauding your efforts at that time.

    since that day of course things changed as did mr browns high opinion of himself. Then there was the matter of the debacle at the Emirates.

    it is perhaps its best the guy is sacked, for he will not be to welcome should he return and perhaps on this occasion he may have just cause to complain about a few golden showers.

    The guy is an utter disgrace his demise cant come soon enough.

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  • 175. At 8:38pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Loved posts 161 & 162

    WB clearly not rising to the occasion (comes with age...or rather, not)

    I notice in his last post he was peeved that WBay were only 4 points ahead of Ashington now...well, well . . . the mighty colliers are my home town AND i used to train with them..i sense a little local rivalry brewing.

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  • 176. At 8:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, NotVeryGoodTigers wrote:

    @davidgilmourthe3rd:

    Nail on the head mate. His ego knows no bounds. We didn't need to get into the mire of having slanging matches with other clubs and Browny making enemies of, like you say, people who otherwise might have had a soft spot.

    Leave all that off pitch peacocking for the likes of Rafa and Keane.

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  • 177. At 8:43pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Rafa the peacock?

    Bit insulting to peacocks isn't it.

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  • 178. At 8:47pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Pea, cock? Is that how you offer round snacks in Bolton?

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  • 179. At 8:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Isn't "pea-cock" an insult?
    no?
    just me then.....

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  • 180. At 8:49pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    NotVeryGoodTigers

    very much agree with you on what you say.

    and i wish to confirm my loathing as it is, is not against your team or the surporters the team did well against the top sides furthermore at Arsene Wengers pre season press conference he was 1st to heep considerbale praise on team hull and also tipped you to be the dark horses of that season and that was of course before a ball had been kicked.

    the rest as they say is kinda history now but leaves a bitter taste and that bitterness has nowt to do with the Gunners being beaten by your lot fair and square. on that day you did show the mighty Arsenal and the rest of the premiership as well.

    in my opinion brown became damaged goods and perhaps should have been goonered in the close season.

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  • 181. At 8:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    as opposed to, "do you want to stop for a pee, cock?"

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  • 182. At 8:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Pee, cock?

    That's a Bolton swingers party.

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  • 183. At 8:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    59St

    Don't say it around Ahmakeanojad, he'll give you a damn good Alf-ing.

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  • 184. At 8:52pm on 02 Nov 2009, NotVeryGoodTigers wrote:

    Great. Just seen that our sale of Turner is being investigated now. That's us fubar'd.

    There's only one way outta this mess. Let's do a Leeds and hit rock bottom before bouncing back!

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  • 185. At 8:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Gaz, are we back onto golden showers again?

    I thought they were Perma-tan Phil's speciality, at least according to DG3.

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  • 186. At 8:54pm on 02 Nov 2009, NotVeryGoodTigers wrote:

    You'll have to ask Duffen's daughter...

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  • 187. At 8:55pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    I'd also like to join in the PBrown hate-a-thon but just what is it people don't like about him?

    I like watching him pretend to be a strong character when in fact he looks like he's about to chuck a strop...awww diddums

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  • 188. At 8:56pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    they have swingers parties in Bolton? I don't believe it for a minute. Unless they're all manc and scouse overspill.

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  • 189. At 8:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Gaz, are we back onto golden showers again?
    ------------------------------------------------
    So long as you're not under them, you should be ok.

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  • 190. At 9:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Finally, after 6 months of trying I am now allowed to post here. Which is great, except I have noting to say about this blog.

    I have to say that ManU without the "Turf Hugger" are a slightly more likeable team. The removal of old man Giggs and Ferguson would improve them no end. I may even warm to them, although I doubt it. Just thought I'd let people know where I stand there. Before anyone accuses me of being bias I am NOT a ManU supporter.

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  • 191. At 9:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Lucky old Toon! Been a while since I said that. Better side this half though. Time to set the Morganator to work.

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  • 192. At 9:06pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Own goal by Chris Morgan. Sheff Utd 0-1 Newcastle
    59th, bet you like him now.

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  • 193. At 9:07pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 8:56pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:
    they have swingers parties in Bolton? I don't believe it for a minute. Unless they're all manc and scouse overspill.

    ----


    Yep. They don't like to pee on their own doorstep.

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  • 194. At 9:08pm on 02 Nov 2009, Steve wrote:

    Re comment 17. Robbo blog up to usual standard, but as a Norwich City fan, I can inform you that Bentley was NOT any good at Norwich, spent the whole seaon posing as some whiz kid on loan from Arsenal and only scored 2 goals - in the championship, no less!

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  • 195. At 9:09pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 9:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:
    Finally, after 6 months of trying I am now allowed to post here. Which is great, except I have noting to say about this blog.

    I have to say that ManU without the "Turf Hugger" are a slightly more likeable team. The removal of old man Giggs and Ferguson would improve them no end. I may even warm to them, although I doubt it. Just thought I'd let people know where I stand there. Before anyone accuses me of being bias I am NOT a ManU supporter.

    ----

    Welcome aboard.

    Of course you do know that none of what you said will be remembered the first time you dare insult Rafa or question a St. Steven double back flip with pike.

    You then automatically become a closet United fan.

    Your semi-insult of Fergie should put you in Denis' good book though. But he hasn't been around since he came home in a bad mood on Saturday night. And then I put him in a worse one. Apparently.

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  • 196. At 9:11pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    " Finally, after 6 months of trying I am now allowed to post here. Which is great, except I have noting to say about this blog.

    I have to say that ManU without the "Turf Hugger" are a slightly more likeable team. The removal of old man Giggs and Ferguson would improve them no end. I may even warm to them, although I doubt it. Just thought I'd let people know where I stand there. Before anyone accuses me of being bias I am NOT a ManU supporter. "

    This post has been reffered for moderation, by the moderators as its content may breach the house rules.

    we should have reached our decision in around 6 months we are sorry for the inconvenience this will undoubtably cause. wink.

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  • 197. At 9:11pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    I have just found out that New Jersey has a David Bentley fan-club.

    Here are the founding members...

    http://youbreakityoublogit.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/guidos_1.jpg



    Trotter, are you going to attend a meeting?

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  • 198. At 9:12pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Always did like that Chris Morgan...

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  • 199. At 9:15pm on 02 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    At least I got myself noticed by Gaz which was my intention. When you go somewhere new, always go for the top dog... right? Thanks for the welcome.

    I think Rafa is very lucky to still be there but he has a forward that Ferguson would give his grand-mother for.

    Denis is OK at least he recognises a good team when he sees one.

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  • 200. At 9:16pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    " They don't like to pee on their own doorstep"
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Sorry Gaz, I don't believe that, you're opinion, just like them, does not hold water.

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  • 201. At 9:17pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    Gaz promoted to topdog...lol

    At least we all have something to aspire to...(best in show, maybe?)

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  • 202. At 9:17pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    194... were you the first ever BBC online contributor? Impressive username!

    Gaz, wittering on about Liverpool again? If LFC was a woman, I'd swear you fancy her the way you go on. Topics up for discussion are the M-1000, golden showers and Bentley's narcissism.

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  • 203. At 9:18pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    There's an Alan Hansen column up about the Pool.

    At the bottom it says...

    "Alan Hansen was speaking to Phil McNulty"


    I wonder is there a recording? You could market it as the ultimate cure for insomnia.

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  • 204. At 9:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    H2H, are you at home with a knock-knock joke book tonight. Popping up occasionally with one-liners then retreating back under the couch.

    If Gaz is top-dog then I'm a hotdog.

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  • 205. At 9:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 9:17pm on 02 Nov 2009, tommyb1982 wrote:
    194... were you the first ever BBC online contributor? Impressive username!

    Gaz, wittering on about Liverpool again? If LFC was a woman, I'd swear you fancy her the way you go on. Topics up for discussion are the M-1000, golden showers and Bentley's narcissism.


    ----

    I have contributed to these Tommy. With the exception of the M-1000 one which I don't know what it is about. Unless there's a new motorway or something. Or a new type of Terminator.

    If LFC was a woman..... hmmmmm.... I'll have to think about that, give me a sec.

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  • 206. At 9:21pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Can't I be Top-Gun at least? The gay-but-straight-but-gay-but-straight-cos-I-fly-a-big-plane look has always appealed to me.

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  • 207. At 9:22pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    "At least I got myself noticed by Gaz which was my intention. When you go somewhere new, always go for the top dog... right? Thanks for the welcome.

    Denis is OK at least he recognises a good team when he sees one."
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Congrats, you just made a friend and alienated him in the same post.
    That must be a first here;)

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  • 208. At 9:24pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    So if LFC was a woman -


    Still living on past glories...
    http://tinyurl.com/msngly


    Seen better days...
    http://tinyurl.com/mp6dkg


    Still claiming to be relevant because they provide a useful service...
    http://tinyurl.com/ao9uh8

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  • 209. At 9:25pm on 02 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    The day is just beginning in the land of Oz and I like other mere mortals must off and earn my daily crust.

    I leave you with this parting word. Bullshit.

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  • 210. At 9:25pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    M-1000 is the only scoresheet botherer so far in this Blades-Barcodes encounter. I have never seen Sheffield United score a goal (own goals aside), but am assured they do or how would they be losing play-off finalists every year?

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  • 211. At 9:26pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    204 tommy, one liners are all I got mate, any longer takes too long to type.

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  • 212. At 9:27pm on 02 Nov 2009, NotVeryGoodTigers wrote:

    @Gaz

    Here, here!

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  • 213. At 9:28pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    She....
    http://tinyurl.com/msngly

    ...looks rather like....
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/3240015756_a61441c8a9.jpg

    SCREECH!!!

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  • 214. At 9:29pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    208 Gaz, weren't they the birds from the Burnley's Ladies Day Out as seen last night on MOTD2?

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  • 215. At 9:30pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    You still would though!

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  • 216. At 9:31pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    without being to boring and bringing the subject back to normality......why have you guys already written off United this year, we have had our best start for donkeys years and everyone knows the chavs run out of steam by february. Arsenal will be beaten by the top 4....oops didn't I put them in it...:-) and will lose concentration after Christmas due to the fact that their team will all be studying for their GCSE's.

    No brainer really Utd for prem and CL (with Hargreaves & Fletcher)and Liverpool to come 7th behind Citeh & Ever.....nah only joking......LOL

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  • 217. At 9:36pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    "...studying for their GCSE's."

    Trotter, that's O-Levels to you.

    And mate, don't start the NW reds argument again, Gaz is already salivating like a rabid grandpa over Burnley's finest.

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  • 218. At 9:36pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RE 214, Still on MOTD2, anyone else notice how much trouble the "stutter brothers" on the pundit couch had trying to articulate a coherent sentence?

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  • 219. At 9:42pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    yeah it's O levels for me too, guess the average age is rather higher than on the 606 BB's

    Just realised that Wayne & Coleen were only married in June and she's already had a baby, either I'm old fashioed or she's had the shortest gestation period in human history....

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  • 220. At 9:42pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Did anyone just see the Blades attackers fall to the ground in abject devastation when Harper made that save?

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  • 221. At 9:43pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Nevermind all that, it's only 1 week until Modern Warfare 2 is released!!

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  • 222. At 9:46pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    hah Chris Morgan. . . Sean Bean.... David Blunkett..etc

    Your boys took one hellll of a beating...

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  • 223. At 9:47pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    Who on the X-Factor sings that then!

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  • 224. At 9:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    I reckon Blunkett probably missed the goal.

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  • 225. At 9:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    OWU

    Why? Was he sh*gging one of the Spectators again?

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  • 226. At 9:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 9:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:
    I reckon Blunkett probably missed the goal.

    ----

    Yeah, he was too busy with his head between his secretary's....

    Um, on second thoughts, better not.

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  • 227. At 9:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, 59th_street wrote:

    225/226

    great minds and all that....

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  • 228. At 9:56pm on 02 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    59St

    Talk about damning with faint praise!

    Sorry, Gaz, couldn't resist

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  • 229. At 9:57pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    I was just too lazy!

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  • 230. At 10:03pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    225. At 9:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, tommyb1982 wrote:

    OWU

    Why? Was he sh*gging one of the Spectators again?

    ....................................................................

    Nah I believe that was his guide dog

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  • 231. At 10:04pm on 02 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    He was sh*gging his guide dog or his guide dog was sh*gging a spectator?

    Which one is it. Ach doesn't matter, The Daily Mail won't mind, they'll run with both!

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  • 232. At 10:12pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    Well if no-ones up for answering my question, then I'm off to bed, at my age you need your beauty sleep http://i.pbase.com/g3/69/567269/2/55974448.2ndmartins010.jpg

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  • 233. At 10:17pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    Just one for you before I go Gaz, which one is Blunkett??

    http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/2500/David-Blunkett--2960.jpg

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  • 234. At 10:23pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    i heard Phil brown went shopping for a halloween mask it was 68p the assistant said to him " sir i am not being rude but i would save your money and turn up as you are you will do just fine ".

    not good i agree but its original its amazing what red wine does when you have to much of it.

    and on topic:

    unlucky spurs ( laughs )

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  • 235. At 10:23pm on 02 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    looks like i haven't missed much since this afternoon!
    em...right! oh, well - off to the pub, then.

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  • 236. At 10:33pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    DenistheGenius

    im sure u live it or manage it

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  • 237. At 10:37pm on 02 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    DenistheGenius

    i bet he's the owner or manager of the Blue Bell.

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  • 238. At 10:40pm on 02 Nov 2009, onewelshunited wrote:

    One for the liverpool fans on here.......just to show there's no hard feelings.................yeah right!

    http://www.bluekipper.com/assets/images/blubber/39/liverpoo.jpg

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  • 239. At 11:30pm on 02 Nov 2009, Fun_n_Games wrote:

    #160 That's okay, Moderators, I deserved that, as predicted.
    #165 Despise was too strong a word. Managers like Brown and Allardyce and Megson are unworthy of the clubs they work for, that was really the point I wanted to make.
    I like Roy Hodgson. Top bloke, good manager, bit of quality and a resolve to do it with as much style as the budget allows. I respect a lot of the other PL managers, but Roy's a bloke I think I'd happily have a pint with.

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  • 240. At 11:30pm on 02 Nov 2009, Ginger wrote:

    Great blog Robbo. Brown is a dead man walking, surely he cannot survive! Also spot on about Bentley, not fit to lace Beckham's boots.

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  • 241. At 11:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    *204

    with "?onions"?

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  • 242. At 11:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Gaz - can you please stop directing me to pictures of weird women? Hellfire. Mind you I can see some of them making the liverpool bench for Lyon

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  • 243. At 11:49pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    204. At 9:20pm on 02 Nov 2009, tommyb1982 wrote:
    H2H, are you at home with a knock-knock joke book tonight. Popping up occasionally with one-liners then retreating back under the couch.

    If Gaz is top-dog then I'm a hotdog.


    241. At 11:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, redpreacherman wrote:
    *204

    with "?onions"?


    No 'preach', that's the other Tommy.

    And sorry tommyb, that was another one liner.

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  • 244. At 11:50pm on 02 Nov 2009, theOZRobin wrote:

    Never understood why football refs have never taken a leaf out of the rugby refs book. You'd never see a bunch of of lathering morons screaming at the ref as if they were their mother-in-law in that game a la ManU/Chelzki.
    As for Arsene signing Kai - I'm sure SAF will get him to dishonour the contract.

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  • 245. At 11:51pm on 02 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    If your looking for me I'll be under the couch.

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  • 246. At 11:53pm on 02 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    118. At 6:37pm on 02 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Stop press. Wenger has just signed Kai Rooney.

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


    That cant be true for two very important reasons

    1. he is English so would most definitely be overpriced in eyes of AW.
    2. at nine days over due, he is already too old.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8338575.stm






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  • 247. At 00:04am on 03 Nov 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    phil has been unhappy since his school days when brendan foster did some kind of weird chemistry experiment on his head.
    things are disimproving for him = he recently took the hull team on a "motivational" walk across the hmber bridge and saved alittle old lady from throwing herself off. now is it just me, but did noone else suspect that this unidentified little old lady ws in fact phil himself?
    i dont wish to puncture the touchy feely effeminacy of this blog wit its x-factor injokes and "peacock" puns, but if you'r readin this, phil, do us all a favour next time and
    JUMP!

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  • 248. At 00:19am on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Tommy, I remember GCSE's. They were called that back in my day too, - General Certificate Of Secondary Education. I'm sure you picked up a couple along the way, the "O" stands for Ordinairy and level stands for er, well, level, the "A" for Ahole I think. I missed most of mine but the blame is really with the L.E.E.B. They scheduled all the examinations for the afternoons when the bookies and pubs were open, I was more of a morning person back in the day!

    Tonight we have New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons, we need a decent game from Drew Brees for me to move to the top of our fantasy "football" league! It's hilarious that I can beat the natives. Simultaneously we have the Yankees and Phillies in the Rounders World Series, let's go Yankees!

    Gaz, Bentley, rubbish, a flash in the pan. I'd never go to a meeting for any fan club of any person or team. Well, maybe I'd go to a meeting if George Best or Ali would be there, just for a chat or to donate an organ.

    I've been thinking about these Bolton swingers parties that you lot go to. I think it probably started when Frank Worthington came to town, he was great on the pitch but such a bad example off it. I tried to keep up but well, it's a sign of something when you spend more time in rehab than work!

    One thing I've learned is that I have no right to hate Phil Brown, Meggo, Big Sam, Rafa, Fergie or anyone else, especially if I've never met the bloke! Well, maybe Hitler and those others that get the odd mention. I've more sympathy for the bloke in the hot seat than the anonymous fan who idolises a fake God in the form of their team, whose happiness is so sadly linked inextricably to the fortunes of his team, they have each other! Less still for the player who makes 10 - 100 grand a week. It's time for that St. Francis of Assissi prayer again! Ok, so Phil Brown and his team are having a bad spell, it'll be someone else next, then someone else, etc etc. We might agree that he's made some dodgy decisions but is that a reason to hate him? Same message to the stupid Bolton fans begging for Meggo's head...none of us are that important. Even less important is that I'm saying it here! Just looking for the hot dog! Wakey wakey, with 1/2 a billion to spend Phil Brown might have been in the top four for years to come, he might never have made his dumb mistakes. It's all about the MONEY lads! "Sport" applied to top flight football is the biggest oxymoron in the language!

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  • 249. At 00:25am on 03 Nov 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Sorry about being a bit late to the party. I have spent the last 16 months trying to get past the new BBC ID system.

    Anyway...

    Phil Brown reminds me of slim version of Johnny Vegas, with a tan. On that basis alone he should be in the next series of Benidorm because Vegas never gets a tan out there. He's a goner for sure, we all know it is a matter of time before Adam 'I'll wait 3 weeks and then do it' Pearson delivers the bad news.

    David Bentley though, ahhhh, where do you begin?

    No backbone, lacking in character, all the fight of a conscript on the wrong side, looks like a wimp, plays like a wimp, is hated by everyone on the planet, is a gutless excuse for a professional footballer with all the commitment of a bigamist in the playboy mansion, doesn't have a friend in the world and has as much chance of realising his potential as Whitley bay have of signing Beckham on loan from LA Galaxy before he gets to Milan.

    Oh I dunno, maybe I just don't like him.

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  • 250. At 00:49am on 03 Nov 2009, My-back-pocket wrote:

    i dont get the point of this new ID system..but never mind that...Robbo why couldnt you be a manutd fan :( .

    love the blogs..only ones i actually look forward to reading

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  • 251. At 00:50am on 03 Nov 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    There is one thing that is missing from the blog this week.

    Why is there no mention of the atrocious West Ham 'incident'?

    To summarise:

    Jones (Sunderland) pushes Ilonga (West Ham). West Ham medics rush on to aid the man dying on the floor. They spend the next hour (slight exaggeration) putting ice packs on his face (despite him being pushed below the neckline) and performing at least 3 blood transfusions.

    During this time they build the case for the ref to send young Kenwynne off. He should have gone for raising his hands, fair enough, but anyone who saw this must surely agree that the West Ham medics did the equivalent of a Dean Jones (Rugby)? They conned the referee as much as the player did.

    Then, low and behold, the ref issues a yellow card to Ilonga and sends Jones off.

    Now, I want to know when the West Ham medics are going to start their suspension from the sport for what was deliberate and very obvious cheating. They knew fine well there was nothing wrong with their player and they should be brought to account.

    In all seriousness it was a disgraceful incident that has slipped under the spotlight because it involved unglamourous Sunderland and uneverything West Ham. Had it been Chelsea, Arsenal, United, Liverpool or a few other clubs - this would have had a blog of its own and been headline news on Sky for the last 48 hours.

    But no, nothing. If you haven't seen it, you have to. It was one of the worst incidences of unsporting behaviour and deliberate acts of cheating to influence a referee that I have seen in over 30 years of going to football matches.

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  • 252. At 01:32am on 03 Nov 2009, My-back-pocket wrote:

    WhitleyBayWonTheVase - thats abit harsh what you said about bentley i think fella..ok he isnt playin the best football..but im sure he's better than you...let the season go on and you mark my words..he will come good.

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  • 253. At 05:38am on 03 Nov 2009, Sevenseaman wrote:

    'Carragher sent off for not being sent off on an earlier occasion' or ' one triumph in 10 months good enough for the average married man'. Pristine wit Robbo. How do you co-ordinate?

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  • 254. At 05:45am on 03 Nov 2009, thefrogstar wrote:

    Nice one, Skippy.
    You draw quality comment too.

    Keith Floyd would buy you a pint.

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  • 255. At 06:00am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Trotter wrote (Among other things) One thing I've learned is that I have no right to hate Phil Brown, Meggo, Big Sam, Rafa, Fergie or anyone else, especially if I've never met the bloke! Well, maybe Hitler and those others that get the odd mention.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    So what is the difference between Hitler and Fergie then?

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  • 256. At 06:05am on 03 Nov 2009, Mightymojo wrote:

    Well i've just been out earning a living, and having read what i missed i know exactly what Tommyb was talking about in *143. Once the red wine & sugared sweets come out you lot go crazy!

    Entertaining stuff though. I also loved the Chris Morgan own goal - just watched it on SSN. I'd like to know who writes his scripts. As for H2H Gaz & tommy, i reckon your sponsored by Viz.

    Trotts, sorry mate if you bothered to remember what GCSE stands for, you ARE old. I'm also a fan of gridiron, my team being the Vikings - v.pleased to have the legend that is Favre this season. And as my mum lives in Philadelphia i have to shout out the Phillies, but my mum's a bit an Angel of Death for sports teams - Wimbledon, the Chicago Bears & Striker Sports F.C. under 9s have fallen by her hand (the memory is still raw).

    As i've not commented on it(him?) yet, i also think Bentley is a Robin Reliant on admiring himself & listening to himself. I'm sure there's a pretty good footballer in there somewhere, but not sure if we'll ever see it.

    Well that's it from me, i'm off to bed to try not to think about Coleen's gestation period.

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  • 257. At 07:53am on 03 Nov 2009, ControlledMagic wrote:

    From the gossip column:

    "The unusual name given to the newborn son of Wayne Rooney was picked by the Manchester United striker's wife Coleen. Kai, the 68th most popular name for baby boys in the UK, has several different meanings around the world. In Burma it means unbreakable, in Nigeria it can mean love, in Japan it translates as the ocean and in Chinese Mandarin it means victory. In ancient Persian it means Great King and in Scandinavia it can mean keeper of the keys."

    Yeah, (and sorry Wayne) but in English it means 'Chav'.

    BTW, whilst I'm off topic, have you seen all this speculation that Chelski are expected to 'spend big' in Jan as it is likel that their appeal will not have been resolved by then? What did I say two blogs ago?! Every classy teenager and a few very expensive near pensioners to become Chelsea players in Jan....

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  • 258. At 07:57am on 03 Nov 2009, ControlledMagic wrote:

    E gad, I've seen the irony of apologising to a 'Wayne' whilst intimating that 'Kai' is a chav monicker....

    Apologies & Regards
    Shane.

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  • 259. At 09:03am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    Nice article Robbo, the 'Grrreat' reference to the old Corn Flakes ad and the becks/bentley equation made me chuckle.

    On Liverpool's dilemma, The 'Hansen on Liverpool' column makes an interesting point about how the next 3 games against Lyon, Birmingham and Ciy now take on extra importance, given the pressure Rafa's under. Without Gerrard and an 80% fit Torres, these will not be easy games. The same article showed that over the last 3 seasons Gerrard and Torres have scored 52%, 39% and (so far) 52% of all Pools goals - revealing stats - and not a good omen when these two are not fit.

    Talking of missing players, i did feel a bit sorry for Spurs losing all 3 of their key players for a big London derby, and against a hot-scoring gunners eam. Spurs are a completely different team when these guys are fit but dont have strength in depth to cover when they're not, hence 6th/7th is realistically the highest they can finish this year.

    Finally, how on earth did Boro lose to Plymouth? :-)

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  • 260. At 09:14am on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 06:00am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    So what is the difference between Hitler and Fergie then?

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    You're clearly just trying to get back into Denis' good books now aren't you?!

    Well one of them did conquer Europe while the other couldn't get passed the English or Spanish. Things don't change much do they.

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  • 261. At 09:18am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    I guess all I can say is that ( I'm gonna hate myself for this) Fergie may have some redeeming features. That was hard to say.

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  • 262. At 09:19am on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 11:39pm on 02 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:
    Gaz - can you please stop directing me to pictures of weird women? Hellfire. Mind you I can see some of them making the liverpool bench for Lyon


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    Dear Mrs. Robson.

    When Derek says that he was only looking at that pic because someone on his blog 'directed' him to it, I am afraid that is not the truth.

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  • 263. At 09:26am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    At 09:03am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    ..... Talking of missing players, i did feel a bit sorry for Spurs
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    Wash yer mouth out with soap. Feeling sorry for Spurs is tantamount hoping for a United win.

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  • 264. At 09:33am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    OK I'm off for a while. Catching up on a bit of Blake 7.

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  • 265. At 09:37am on 03 Nov 2009, Chris wrote:

    Illunga's conduct against Kenwyne Jones was a disgrace.

    When you watch the replay Illunga tried to sweep his head up into Jones's face but as he was so small he just brushed Jones's chest.

    The push (in the chest) was Jones defending himself and Illunga went down as if shot in the head. Zola was a great player but needs to stand up to his own players and tell them it is unnaceptable behavior on the pitch.

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  • 266. At 09:38am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    :-) Well Lennon and defoe are class acts and hopefully can get England into the quater finals next summer, before of course we lose on pens to Ze germans or Portugal (who will unsurprisingly scrape thru the qualifiers via their lofty seeded position).

    Chel and Arse playing the best footy by far, so far this season, but never write utd off, SAF was brought up on Iron Bru...

    anyway, who won the melbourne cup?

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  • 267. At 09:48am on 03 Nov 2009, lawrenz_of_arabia wrote:

    Nice blog as per, Robbo. Always look forward to them (and the comments) to brighten up a dull desert day out here in Saudi.

    I've never been convinced by David Dickenson, er sorry, Mahogany Phil at Hull. And the whole 'Madonna Mic' wearing 'vital communications on the touchline' thing that seems to have sprung from "Big" Sam's time at Bolton and all that(Sammy Lee looked even sillier when he briefly took over)- laff-out-loud ridiculous.

    It's interesting to read people getting defensive over your remarks about 'King Kev'. I've got an old "Gosh! It's Tosh" annual from the 70s tucked away back at home somewhere, in which there's an interesting bit as Tosh talks about some of his Liverpool team mates and mentions Keegan's tendency to be a bit petulant and talk himself down. (I summarise of course) Must dig it out next time I'm home. The idea that he's walked out of more clubs than Girl's Aloud, is painfully near the mark.

    There must have been a H&S meeting before the Fulham v Liverpool game whereby a risk assessment was carried out and it was deemed that poor old Jamie's dip in form would at some point prove a sizable risk after his apparent escape against Utd. Therefore, let's make up for that and flash the red card around the pitch time or two and see what happens? Agreed? Good.

    Couldn't agree more with the comments about Spurs (speaking as a fan) - it was a case of 'open mouth insert big foot'. Ol' Flash 'Arry needs to do some wheelin' and dealin' in January to shore up the defence. It also pains me to say it but Prof Wenger's 3rd Form Science Club First XI youngsters do play football that is lovely to watch. Will it all change when puberty kicks in though?

    As for Bentley....I could always get him a job out here herding camels, though he'd probably manage to disappoint at that as well. On yer bike in January, son.

    Looking forward to the next blog and the great comments to follow it.

    Vacancy coming on the Humber (most likely from Sunday / Monday) so get your applications in folks. Closely followed, many suspect, by one on Mersey-side if the cards get dealt the wrong way in the coming couple of weeks.....shame.

    p.s. just seen a for sale advert pop up on eBay for a seriously well used sunbed - location: Humberside.......an omen? :-D















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  • 268. At 09:51am on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    266. At 09:38am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    anyway, who won the melbourne cup?
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    it was shocking.

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  • 269. At 09:53am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Hey Red... Shocking won the Cup... beat my horse Crime Scene by 1 and 1/2 lengths.

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  • 270. At 09:55am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    And Lennon wont play in SA cause Walcott will keep him out.

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  • 271. At 10:01am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Wouldn't mind that sunbed Lawrenze, not sure if I'd waste it at Hull though.

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  • 272. At 10:04am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Off for a bit more Blake.

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  • 273. At 10:08am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    Shocking and crime scene? Was Dr Tony Hill the jockey? Glad i didnt get to the bookie.

    Lawrenze - nice post, on your comment below...

    As for Bentley....I could always get him a job out here herding camels, though he'd probably manage to disappoint at that as well. On yer bike in January, son.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    a true insult to all respected camel herders..

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  • 274. At 10:10am on 03 Nov 2009, Clartmaster wrote:

    "As for Phil Brown, the job centre beckons - so here's hoping that Tango launch a new promotional campaign soon."

    They did recently, didn't it inadvertently spell 'TVVAT'? Seems appropriate to me!

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  • 275. At 10:26am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    272... sorry mate, but they all die in the end!

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  • 276. At 10:29am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Trouble with Phil brown is he burns all of his bridges... i just hope that if (when) he does go, Mr Wonka finds it is his heart to give him his old job back at the Chocolate Factory...

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  • 277. At 10:31am on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Anyone who questions why Pinnochio deserved to get sacked by the Boro needs to read Jonathan Stevenson's new blog -

    His treatment of Mendieta shows exactly why Boro were poor under his stewardship.

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  • 278. At 10:34am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Adam, who was questioning whether or not he should have been sacked? (i think the timing was the only off thing) Still good to see Strachan started off in keeping with the clubs traditions...

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  • 279. At 10:34am on 03 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    My gas has been cut off. I have paid my landlord. The gas company haven't received the payment. I suspect I know where it's broken down. My landlord is to be docked 10 points and relegated to the cellar. I hope he learns his lesson.

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  • 280. At 10:35am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    Trotter, would you be happy to keep Meggo for the rest of the season?

    I suppose you'd take Big Sam back if the opportunity arose, so he could try and work his magic with a tiny PremL budget once again. Just dont ask for any references from the Toon :-)

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  • 281. At 10:46am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    RBA - Mr Brown could always revert to his former job as acting TV wardrobe assistant...

    http://991.com/newGallery/The-George-Mitchell-Mins-The-Black--White-459238.jpg

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  • 282. At 10:46am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    TommyB, sorry to hear about your gas mate... But if you go through the Robbo archives you will find enough hot air being blown to heat your house through out the winter...

    As for Meggo, he is doing OK at the Trotters aint he..? Could be worse.

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  • 283. At 10:51am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    281, that he could will... in fact he had a rich TV career... any one who remembers, the quite frankly Awesome, This Morning With Richard Not Judy would aggree...

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.patrick/orange.jpg

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  • 284. At 10:56am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    275.. sorry mate, but they all die in the end!
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    Yeah I know but it's the best thing I've got to watch at the moment.

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  • 285. At 10:59am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    283, funny. Hang on, is that a turnip? ..and does it have south africa on the side? On no, take cover...

    Graham Taylor is planning a comeback!!

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  • 286. At 11:03am on 03 Nov 2009, Archie MacErsole wrote:

    lawrenz_of_arabia wrote:
    the whole 'Madonna Mic' wearing 'vital communications on the touchline' thing
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    McDonald's Mic more like.
    Maybe he's already got a part time Saturday job in the drive thru already and forgot to take it off.

    "Want Tango with that?"

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  • 287. At 11:03am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Bojangles... Times must be hard.

    And RedWill... never joke about that! not even on here... What that animal did to us can never be forgotten. Do you remember 1994... no me neither, and its all his fault!

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  • 288. At 11:04am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    286, he's actually playing Call Of Duty on Xbox Live...

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  • 289. At 11:09am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    #279 TommyB
    My landlord is to be docked 10 points and relegated to the cellar. I hope he learns his lesson
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    Well after the highest number of red cards issued on a saturday for 3 years you're well within your right to raise another! No appeal allowed, of course.

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  • 290. At 11:15am on 03 Nov 2009, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    #287 RBA

    I'd forgotton all about him until I saw that orange turnip.

    Now I'll have to book a double session with the therapist to forget about him all over again.

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  • 291. At 11:26am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    So, big stories on the BBC football site today... Apparantly Chelsea think the Champions League is a must, Rafa Benitiez is under pressure and Wayne Rooney's missus had a baby, and they gave it a stupid name...

    You know 20 years ago, you'd have to wait for the 6 o'clock news to hear this...

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  • 292. At 11:39am on 03 Nov 2009, Gino Magnacio wrote:

    You can't trust a man with designer stubble... Phil "Cowell" Brown I bet he gets botox shots, Benitez does check those cheeks.

    291:What name did they give the lad? Damien?

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  • 293. At 11:40am on 03 Nov 2009, TommyB wrote:

    Slow news day, gents? I've heard Chris Morgan ate a baby after last night's shambles.

    Anyway, time to burn that bush that's been in the front yard for ages in the living room. What's that, Moses? No, cyanide's a little harsh I think, it's only a gas bill. Oh, Sinai! It's a mountain is it? Well, I'll burn Helsby Hill if the prophet isn't too busy to move it to my house. No, I don't know any Danish journalists, and Jan Molby hasn't visited since the wonder goal was shown. You know who your friends are in a crisis.

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  • 294. At 11:41am on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    morning all:

    No further news about PB then.

    Someone has given birth, if nothing else this will confirm the Theory of Evolution, as we will now have concrete evidence of the leap from Water to Land and no further gaps in the fossil records.

    as for its name in english it means ( make of vehicle ) and we can forgive the loving couple for this minor error in spelling, as its launch would have been an exciting momment. hmmmmmmmmmm

    Arsenal beat spurs 3-0

    and also went the whole season unbeaten. 49 games to be precise.

    chin up everyone.

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  • 295. At 11:41am on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    278. At 10:34am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    Adam, who was questioning whether or not he should have been sacked? (i think the timing was the only off thing) Still good to see Strachan started off in keeping with the clubs traditions...

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    What you mean losing.

    Strachscream fails his leader yet again.

    I was just making an emphasis point in case there were any doubters but his man-management skills seem to have been a bit dodgy - Mendieta & Alves cases in point. But then Steve Mac struggled for a while to get the bet from Maccarone and then when they started to he sold him and brought in Alves who didn't do any better for more money

    Ironic

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  • 296. At 11:50am on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Adam... Strachscream, quality mate haha...

    Though this is a blog about BrownedWave, so we mustn't go to far off topic... What would our leader the invincible Robbomus Prime make of it all.. and does any bar me and you get our fantastic transformer puns???

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  • 297. At 11:53am on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    Three years ago we'd be sat here amazed at the skill required to hook a foot around a lump like Bobby Z and get to the ball. For my money it's 50/50 on the holding front, and the challenge was perfect. Degen's red card was a joke too, was a bad, but not dangerous challenge. Having said that, we deserved to lose, Fulham were the better team.

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  • 298. At 11:54am on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Has he progressed then from Hot Rob. or as JDR Kup keeps thinking

    Turbo blogging young punk I'll straighten you out yet.

    I reckon someone has to get them (Browndwave is classic though)

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  • 299. At 11:59am on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    287.. Bojangles... Times must be hard.
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    Come on. Nothing wrong with Blakes 7. Corny scripts, Sets that move (when they're not supposed to), bad acting... what more do you want?

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  • 300. At 12:02pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    46. At 2:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, I threw the beach ball - MUFC wrote:
    I think the old idea of Rugby fans sat around sniggering at the feeble footballers flew out the window with the fake blood saga. Even the worst theatrics of Drogba or Ronaldo paled in comparison to that.

    Sorry mate, 100% wrong. The Bloodgate is more like the Hand of God, cheating, but no diving. If you knew your stuff you'd know that Quins were actually sending players away to toughen up, Williams included.

    The sort of reaction the Illunga (i think) showed to having his chest tocuhed is the reason rugby players in general will always look down on footballers.

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  • 301. At 12:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    61. At 3:34pm on 02 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    Peter B: with a couple of notable exceptions such as Rafa Benitez & Gianfranco Zola

    Ok i'll give you Zola, he's a gent... but Rafa? His little outbursts last year were beyond the pale (have i heard that before?) but seriously i think he is quite a goon...

    Think is surely the wrong word. Everything he said in that outburst has been proven true since then, especially about ol' Rednose getting away with saying whatever he wants.

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  • 302. At 12:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Blakes 7 also had better character development and interaction than a lot of SCi-Fi shows - I used to love watching it

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  • 303. At 12:09pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    298. At 11:54am on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Has he progressed then from Hot Rob. or as JDR Kup keeps thinking

    Turbo blogging young punk I'll straighten you out yet.

    I reckon someone has to get them (Browndwave is classic though)

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    So who are you lot casting as Devastator then? ;)

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  • 304. At 12:16pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    That has to be a combination one so would be tricky - possibly everyone when they gang up on Joe.

    The moderators are obviously Unicron and I am pinching Optimus Prime although I don't quite now how I'm going to phrase that Adamus Prime is abouth teh closest I can get to that (or lazytimus prime but that would mean surrendering it which I am loathe to do - he can be timlock)

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  • 305. At 12:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    117. At 6:31pm on 02 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:
    #103 - I can name £25M worth of reasons that comment is valid. He made no attempt to work with Dennis Wise once Mike Ashley had made the structure clear and then sued the club for an amount which had it been awarded would have put your precious Newcastle United into administration giving you a 10 point penalty as the club were his employer and would have had to pay it.

    it's all gone wrong, i was about to say this until i read that adam already had.

    geordie fans create the best comedy

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  • 306. At 12:21pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    302. At 12:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Blakes 7 also had better character development and interaction than a lot of SCi-Fi shows - I used to love watching it

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    Blake, Avon, Vila, Kali, Jenna (Ah Jenna), Soulin (Ah Soulin), Daina and who could forget Servalan arguably the best female nemesis to hit the small screen. Great stuff. They should do a remake but leave all the shaky sets in.

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  • 307. At 12:26pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Timlock... quality. One of the Whine-o-bots???




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  • 308. At 12:29pm on 03 Nov 2009, lobby wrote:

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Phil Brown must go! The day he humiliated his troops by lecturing them on the pitch at half-time as a sop to his big-time charlie ego was the day it was clear to see that the writing was on the wall for him. The sooner he goes the better for Hull. Give the job to Dean Windass - managerial experience or not! He is a legend who shows 100 percent passion and commitment. This can be suitably demonstrated by the fact that while playing for Aberdeen FC (NOT then managed by SAF!) he got three red cards in the same game! Legend!

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  • 309. At 12:31pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    I see United's chances of winning against Chelsea on Sunday just improved, Ferdinand is in doubt for the game.

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  • 310. At 12:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Errrrr .. Sunday week that is.

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  • 311. At 12:33pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    lol Timlock.

    The obvious one for me is Starscream, but I'm smart enough to keep my mouth shut if I were planning on overthowing my leader.

    I've got it, I'll be Skyfire.

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  • 312. At 12:41pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    You can find those facts on NUFC.com, if not elsewhere.

    Classic, Newcastle/facts juxtaposition

    Have to say i'm neither old nor geeky enough to really know or care about Transformers. Still, if that is being as geeky as Gaz...

    SAVE PAUL SCHOLES

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  • 313. At 12:42pm on 03 Nov 2009, ZEUSFC wrote:

    300. At 12:02pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:
    46. At 2:48pm on 02 Nov 2009, I threw the beach ball - MUFC wrote:
    I think the old idea of Rugby fans sat around sniggering at the feeble footballers flew out the window with the fake blood saga. Even the worst theatrics of Drogba or Ronaldo paled in comparison to that.
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    Sorry mate, 100% wrong. The Bloodgate is more like the Hand of God, cheating, but no diving. If you knew your stuff you'd know that Quins were actually sending players away to toughen up, Williams included.
    The sort of reaction the Illunga (i think) showed to having his chest tocuhed is the reason rugby players in general will always look down on footballers.
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    EVERY rugby fan i know is acutely embarrassed about bloodgate! It's the best way to stop the "sissy footballers" pub argument dead in it's tracks.
    The amazing thing is just how few people (outside of sports fans) actually know who was involved... or even which type of rugby; union or league! it really has wrecked rugby's image as a whole.
    With Football, the coverage of major pros diving/cheating is given so much media coverage, that you can't fail to know exactly who is cheating, and who they play for!

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  • 314. At 12:45pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    also, is there a worse player in the big 6 team, or just the Prem, than Voronin. AND FINALLY, why does Marlon King have to be sacked, told he'll never play again and generally abused when Joey Barton is still in the game? Is there a race issue, or because it was a woman he hit?

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  • 315. At 12:48pm on 03 Nov 2009, FilbertStreetFan wrote:

    BBC - any chance of introducing a quota per blog, that means people can only comment five times for example?

    That way every blog won't get hi-jacked by the usual culprits. I gave up reading the comments on this blog after a while once it turned in to the usual MSN-style chat, completely off-topic. Almost every blog is ruined like this.

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  • 316. At 12:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    EVERY rugby fan i know is acutely embarrassed about bloodgate! It's the best way to stop the "sissy footballers" pub argument dead in it's tracks.
    The amazing thing is just how few people (outside of sports fans) actually know who was involved... or even which type of rugby; union or league! it really has wrecked rugby's image as a whole.
    With Football, the coverage of major pros diving/cheating is given so much media coverage, that you can't fail to know exactly who is cheating, and who they play for!

    Fair point, but i don't think it is the same thing. Cheating to win is part of all sports, and many of the more experienced fans actually felt that the Aussies took it to a level far beyond anything at Quins in the World Cup, where they cheated the audience and put their own players in danger by fielding a deliberately weakened scrum, so they could go uncontested.

    The reason for the coverage issue is simple. The Guinness Prem is so far below the international game that it can be extremely boring, where the Barcla version has massive quality. If Carter, Wilko, McCaw and Sonny Bill played in England it might be different.

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  • 317. At 1:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Diving is a blight on the game. It is a recent acquisition to today's footballer and in my mind has come about because of two main reasons.

    1. The importation of overseas players. No, I am not being xenophobic here. Diving has been part of the footballing culture of Spain and Italy for as long as I can remember (and that's a long time). Today's footballer has made diving a fine art, I would not be surprised if it was part of their training.

    2. The amount of money in football today demands results. If players cant produce these results they are passed over for players that can. It stands to reason that a player is going to get a result by whatever means he can fair or foul.

    Maybe I am being a bit cynical here but it is my view on how I have seen the game develope over the years.

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  • 318. At 1:26pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    "You have sent FilbertStreetFan a nudge"

    Captainlazytim, I prefer to think it's cos he's tosh and past it. Where as Barton is just plain tosh.

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  • 319. At 1:29pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    280 RedWill, absolutely, no problems with Meggo here and Big Sam will always be welcome. Don't understand the abusive faction at the Reebok but free speech and all that. I'm not sure if a 27 game winning streak would help either. Meggo would perhaps help himself if he got a flat cap and a whippet.

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  • 320. At 1:39pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 12:48pm on 03 Nov 2009, FilbertStreetFan wrote:
    BBC - any chance of introducing a quota per blog, that means people can only comment five times for example?

    That way every blog won't get hi-jacked by the usual culprits. I gave up reading the comments on this blog after a while once it turned in to the usual MSN-style chat, completely off-topic. Almost every blog is ruined like this.


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    I am Megatron and you will die!

    Star Wars last week, Transformers this week, can this blog possible get any better. Or any more off topic.

    FYI I am privvy to a leaked memo showing how the production team developed Transformers 2...


    Explosions and huge transforming robots - 50%
    Megan Fox - 49%
    Plot - 1%

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  • 321. At 1:41pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #314 - No Voronin is probably the worst player in the league although Marlon Harewood could give him a run for his money at times and Marlon King is being trated more harshly than Barton as he was convicted of sexual assault as well as GBH (and his chairman is quite forthright in his views on this whereas City & Newcastle probably had 1 eye on the transfer fee received/paid so didn't want to sack him plus he's rubbish)

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  • 322. At 1:41pm on 03 Nov 2009, redpreacherman wrote:

    The following is taken from a guide to good English but I wonder if it could be assigned to Phil Brown in his current macaronic predicament?

    "What has crippled me? Was it my grandmother, frowning on my childish affection and turning it to formality and cold courtesy; or my timid fearful mother, in awe of everyone including, finally me; or was it my wife's infidelities, or my own?"

    Please note infidelities does have two meanings. My thanks to the COED.

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  • 323. At 1:42pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Gaz, is that annoying little kid Shite "Frank" LeBoeuf in the 2nd movie? Surely he gets half a percent?

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  • 324. At 1:44pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    You are Ultra Gazmus i reckon...

    And i cant believe that "leaked memo" of yours... thiers no way the plot got 1%... one would have had to existed in order for that to be true...

    And CaptainLazyTown, if you are not old enough for transformers, your opinions are void, as you clearly lack life experience and self reflection as you must be in your teens still (or VERY early twenties). Also if you are not Geeky enough, you have no place on this blog...

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  • 325. At 1:47pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Gaz I am sorry but MagatrOnion has already been cast.

    I have it -

    To quote

    Gaztrotrain transform and get us out of here

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  • 326. At 1:48pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    ]#323 - He comes under Megan Fox in the memo

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  • 327. At 1:49pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Adam... you are great at this game!

    And Filbert, Ba-weep-gra-na-weep-ninny-bong, so chill out...

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  • 328. At 1:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Nice one adam, bit of post lunch innuendo and mental image of Shia rocking one off ftw....

    Oh look, there goes my sandwich again.

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  • 329. At 1:57pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #328 So that's what you use for Mayonnaise - shudder to think what's in your custard creams

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  • 330. At 2:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, GenesisRed wrote:

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

  • 331. At 2:09pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Adam, prefer Jaffa Cakes meself.

    Oh hey! We're back onto Phil Brown!

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  • 332. At 2:14pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Hey no n-topi comments are allowed after #6 - all others have to be juvenile banter or scouse baiting

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  • 333. At 2:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I see Rafa has been sacked!

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  • 334. At 2:18pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    330. At 2:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, GenesisRed wrote:
    "When [King] has paid his sentence, of course you would consider signing someone like that" Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager

    I guess that's not surprising; after all, he signed RVP (van per-sie, when the girl says no, molest her)

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    Thats out of order Sir!

    RVP was falsely accused, investigated and then cleared of any wrong doing.

    Makes me wonder, you are probably one of the few who would be glad Barton is the team but would rather King be put down?

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  • 335. At 2:22pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    "When [King] has paid his sentence, of course you would consider signing someone like that" Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager "

    the above i think was proved in Court. and a player such as that would defo not feature in any Arsenal outfit.

    as for:

    "I guess that's not surprising; after all, he signed RVP (van per-sie, when the girl says no, molest her) "

    I am not 100% certain but i think the case never got to Court as there was insufficent evidence, as such its was speculation.

    and as for one Mr J Barton, how on earth he is still be allowed into football grounds all over the Uk is beyond me.

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  • 336. At 2:24pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    RBA - where did you hear that? I suspect it is not accurate

    Spitfire - Both Barton and King should never be bplaying again - same goes for lee Hughes and that Keeper who played for pLymouth and killed a family when drink-driving.

    RVP thing - well he was acquitted whether that can be attributed to lack of evidence or celebrity rather than genuine innocence is unclear but you have to give them the benefit of the doubt

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  • 337. At 2:28pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    No it is accurate, Rafa Jones from the Co-Op on North Lane, got sacked for nicking pick 'n' mix... i saw him at lunch...

    Oh.......you thought i meant....

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  • 338. At 2:30pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    @337

    Git! haha.

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  • 339. At 2:33pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    " RVP thing - well he was acquitted whether that can be attributed to lack of evidence or celebrity rather than genuine innocence is unclear but you have to give them the benefit of the doubt "

    now that makes more sense and i would agree with that.

    not to different to the Man u players love in at a Hotel one night, again, nothing proved, so benifit of the doubt has to be applied, otherwise whats the point in trials and investigations.

    But i think its well seen that celebs do tend to get away with a lot of stuff which joe plain would not.

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  • 340. At 2:35pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Nice one BA -

    Her is Arsene's next player making his 1st team debut next week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgdZ8-ht5Fw

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  • 341. At 2:37pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    I would say Jonny Evans was fortunate to have witnesses that night.

    And yes celebrities get away with stuff that if they were ordinary the would get porridge for - e.g Kate Moss & Amy Winehouse - possession

    OJ & MJ - at MJ's trial one of the jurors even admitted she would have sent him down had it been anyone else.

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  • 342. At 2:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Adam, not to appear a stalker but your posts this afternoon are the ones most worth adding to :P

    Looking at Winehouse nowadays it would seem a good lot of porridge would be ideal for her, nice bit of stodge to fill her out a bit.

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  • 343. At 2:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    what a yawn fest! disappointing showing - i leave the kids alone and return to find them playing with their destructobots or whatever...should've seen it coming, but sad to know RBA is actually a geek after all this time.
    Trotter, aren't you going to have a complete hissy fit at the Fergie/Hitler suggestion?

    well, now that i've alienated pretty much everyone but you Robbo - what's your take on Mendieta's time at Boro? that guy was a fabulous player in his day - was he just past it, or did Pinnochio sell him short?

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  • 344. At 2:58pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I never professed to be anything less than a geek, then a gain i never before today professed to be anything more... I just like football, transforming robots and StarWars...

    Oh and my wife and beautiful daughters of course...

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  • 345. At 3:00pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Thankfully breaktime is now over and have financial journalism class. So nothing but this blog for the next hour and a half.

    Honestly, financial journalism, why do they even bother to teach that. 1 minute of "It's all the bankers fault" should cover it.

    What's next in line for the geeky - Star Trek (Plenty of room for Kirk v Picard arguments) / Battlestar Galactica (Old v New, wtf was Starbuck doing being a woman) / The A-Team v Knight Rider ultimate fight to be the best 80s TV show.

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  • 346. At 3:01pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Sci-Fi, Kids, Wife in that order eh RBA?

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  • 347. At 3:02pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    A-Team... I wanna be R-BA Baracus92!

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  • 348. At 3:03pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    fair 'nuff, RBA - still enjoy your football commentary.

    and if my young ones have any transformer-related queries, it's good to know you're around!

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  • 349. At 3:03pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    It's probably a case of the player not gelling with the manager and how he wants to do things. It happens all the time. A player like Mendieta doesn't become completely crap overnight.

    It was probably made al the more difficult because the guy played alongside Southgate before finding him suddenly in charge of the team.

    More fun for West Ham. Cubishley's won his case for wrongful dismissal he had against them, so I imagine that's more money they don't have in the first place going out in damages.

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  • 350. At 3:04pm on 03 Nov 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Two things:

    1. Why was a perfectly legitimate post about the WHU v SAFC Ilunga v Jones incident removed? If it had been my David Bentley rant I might have understood it. Explanation please.

    2. I think FilbertStreetFan has a very good point. Blogs aren't about beating 1,000 posts when 700 of them aren't related to football. I enjoy these blogs but now read very little of them because you have to dig out the real football comments from everything else and it is rapidly becoming akin to finding a needle in haystack.

    I think the 5 post limit is a good idea. Thats my third. No more from me (but they were all about football and at least tried to stir proper conversation, debate or controvesy as would appear to be the case with my 'banned' post).

    If you're a fan of Robbo's blogs you'll understand that posting tripe only reduces the likelihood of newcomers posting and that doesn't encourage wider debate or a welcomed exchange of opinions. People feel much less inclined to post when a blog looks more clicky than clickety click club in high season.

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  • 351. At 3:06pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Denis i have Dughters, and chances are they'll never have any transformer related questions for me*... so it would be an honour!



    *Except for, why do none of the other dads read comic books about giant trasforming robots?

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  • 352. At 3:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    @351

    I wouldn't be so sure of that RBA. I've a three year old neice who's so fascinated by Transformers she's convinced every lorry she sees rolling down the road is Optimus Prime.

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  • 353. At 3:11pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    But WhitleyBay without this blog we would never have know about you winning The Vase nor your ongoing feud with the deceptacons of Spennymoor,

    Yes there may be a lot of rubbish posted (couldn't possibly think who does it) but without this I would never have gone to the WBFC website nor bother reading up on the intracicies of the lower leagues.

    The moderation does leave a lot to be desired though. Your post was only removed because someone complained about it and the mods simply remove them without reading them.

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  • 354. At 3:11pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Denis, I wouldn't have a hissy fit at anything, you make me sound like a whining, blinkered, resentful, insulting, argumentative fan of a team that lost 6 out of 7. Where's the 'wink' button? I see all you lot have one but I can't find one here for the life of me. Er, what did I miss about Hitler/Fergie?

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  • 355. At 3:21pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I would say this blog is what it is... yeah it can go wildly off topic, but so what... Phil Mcnulty often has the highest number of posts as he covers the "big" matches... and it rarely goes off on a tangent. But man have you ever sat and read through one of them... you end up with the same recycled comment again and again and again...

    Man u played well
    no liverpool played well
    cheslea for the title
    no i think it is arsenals year
    Man u played well... repeat for eternity...

    So though Robbos blogs often get weighed down with a load of old go-nads, it is at least different everytime... If we were limited to 5 posts per blog, it would be... well it wouldn't be Robbo.

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  • 356. At 3:21pm on 03 Nov 2009, GenesisRed wrote:

    Barton and King, and countless other chav celebrities (including about half the England first team) should have spent a little time at Her Majesty's pleasure.

    Only thing worse than these chavs are the people that want to be like them or leech off them.

    As far as footballers, the clubs have a lot to answer for as far as educating them as young men in how to behave. Rather than pamper and protect them all the time, the clubs should be keeping them in line.

    The likes of Barton should have had a fee deducted from his pay by his club to fund a guard to protect the public from him, and keep him in line and under a curfew.

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  • 357. At 3:26pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Well thats a fair point Genesis, but have you ever played footy whilst on tag... it aint easy so you can see why clubs look after thier players...

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  • 358. At 3:28pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    RBA are you admitting you have been tagged? Or is it just that everyone in Aldershot is tagged?

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  • 359. At 3:29pm on 03 Nov 2009, GenesisRed wrote:

    How Southgate, after ditching Mendieta into the reserves for an entire season, was able to stay in his post when he got them relegated is beyond me. If there is Karma he'll not get another role in football.

    That said, Mendieta was overrated... like Lampard and Carrick

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  • 360. At 3:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    not everyone has been tagged in Aldershot... but yeah, a fair few of my mates have been. (in thier younger and more unruley days of course). And they all complained of playing footy with a tag on... plus they beep randomly which is annoying and distracting...

    I think round the neck, BAttle Royale style tags are a better idea anyway.

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  • 361. At 3:33pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    I agree with # 350's view

    5 times is more than enough times I care to be reminded of some team winning a flower container.

    Lulz, but seriously folks, I wouldn't worry about the off topic banter and shadow of The Robbo 6 scaring off newcomers:

    Hi from someone who signed up yesterday ;)

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  • 362. At 3:36pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 3:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I think round the neck, BAttle Royale style tags are a better idea anyway.


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    But this would only give Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher something else to grab on to while trying to defend instead of the opposition players shirt.

    Mind you if they pulled too hard and the strikers head came off it would look kind of funny for a second or two while they held their hands up protesting their innocence and then realised they were holding a decapitated head.

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  • 363. At 3:37pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    So mainly folk think that Marlon is deeper in trouble due to the sexual aspect, and his age? I think Barton is v. overrated, even for where he is, and maybe there should be a law giving clubs the right to recover as much cost as it is possible to from the player so Newcastle could afford to sack him.

    Maybe a 'fit and proper person' test for players.

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  • 364. At 3:38pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    6?
    Oh s**t ... does that mean they combine to make Devastator?

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  • 365. At 3:46pm on 03 Nov 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Not sure if the Robbo 6 hasn't expanded to at least 7. I can't possibly comment on the 5 comments max. It's a bit 3 strikes and you're out. Any road, when it's not idle banter there's sometimes a right good back and forth row on this messageboard so I hate to stop it in full flow.

    Besides which the 5 max rule will just lead to postings that are JDR-sized and unreadable for the modern short-attention-span Robbo 6-er. Not to mention me.

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  • 366. At 3:46pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    SnapDenis is the best I can do here (Headmaster Triple Changer - Decepticon of course)

    I think Southgate ruined Mendieta and froze him out for no good reason. One can only think they didn't get along when playing together and Southgate thought I'm the boss and it's payback time. Maybe if he hadn't done so Boro would have stayed up.

    SAVE VORONIN

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  • 367. At 3:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    SnapDenis is the best I can do here (Headmaster Triple Changer - Decepticon of course

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

    wha?

    ya sure you don't wanna rethink that cap idea, Robbinho?

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  • 368. At 3:52pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I know he couldn't transform, but i have to go with "RobboCop"... (also JDR fits the Clarrence Boddicker character nicely)

    "Any road, Dead or alive, your coming me"

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  • 369. At 3:53pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Robbomus Prime has appeared.

    Damn, I was kind of hoping for Megan Fox. No offence of course Robbo.

    As for the Robbo 6 expanding it definitely has. Since I stopped the Weightwatchers anyway.

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  • 370. At 3:54pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    RBA - I used to have all 200 original Transformers comic and about 70 of the actual toys and to think I gave them to my friends cousin as I thought I'd outgrown them at 17.

    20 years on they would be worth a fortune. I saw a guy on ebay pay £130 for Transformers #1 - was gutted as I bid £70 and lost out.

    5 posts would be boring as people would stop reading it as you wouldn't be able to react to interesting arguments or points.

    Keep it as it is - it is fun and it also looks like Spennymoor for the league as Whitley stops coming on and suddenlt the Bay lose at home - an omen methinks - Robbo blog = Whitley Bay winning

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  • 371. At 3:58pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Adam... thats quality. I, like you had left them in my past, and though i did not have any where near the full 200, i had a fair few (plus alot of the toys)... and then my brother bought me a new IDW comic last year, and BAM i was hooked again (awesome toilet reading)...

    5 posts would be dull as we couldn't exchange informtaion like this... plus it would lead to people having dozens of different usernames to keep posting...

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  • 372. At 4:00pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    RedBlueArmy93, WhitleyBayDidn'tWinTheVase, TommyCarrot, DenisTheMoron, HollowayBackFromHolland, TrotterKickedOutOfTheUSA.

    Something like that you mean RBA?

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  • 373. At 4:02pm on 03 Nov 2009, TommyO wrote:

    sweet Lord - it's GEEKS ALOUD !!!

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  • 374. At 4:03pm on 03 Nov 2009, GenesisRed wrote:

    GazCity?

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  • 375. At 4:06pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Ah, because living your life through the past achievments of a football team is in no way geeky... It isn't, not at all.. honest.

    Can we just shorten TommyO's to 5? (hehe only joking Tommo, on your own you do bring tears to the eye, but when mixed in to the proverbial stew-pot of a robbo blog, you add to the flavour...)

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  • 376. At 4:07pm on 03 Nov 2009, oldstafford wrote:

    In keeping with the WBWTV quota…
    1) My daughter, who was three last week, when asked if she liked transformers said a ‘transformer makes use of Faraday's law and the ferromagnetic properties of an iron core to efficiently raise or lower AC voltages. It of course cannot increase power so that if the voltage is raised, the current is proportionally lowered and vice versa’ - before turning back to watch yet another episode of Peppa Pig - I took that as no.
    2) Mendieta was in the same team as Danny Mills, say no more.
    3) If someone, footballer or not, serves the sentence given to them by the courts they should be allowed to take their place back in society without prejudice but this is not to say that the sentences are long enough or severe enough in the first place. There should be a general clause in player's contracts for compensation to the clubs if a player is convicted of any wrong doing.
    4) Yes, sometimes the quality of the posts suffers (just read this one) but mainly it’s a bit of a laugh (even the arguments). It keeps in with the pub style of the blog. Speaking of which, I’m off for a beer now to talk more nonsense. Cheers.
    5) SAVE (FIND) ZOOTS!

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  • 377. At 4:09pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    374; ExodusBlue

    376.05... Zoots didn't exist, just leave it at that, dig to deep your gonna unearth a world of trouble!

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  • 378. At 4:10pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    There's not enough money in all the Arab nations Genesis.

    However if they were to buy Megan Fox...

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  • 379. At 4:11pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    funny how only one of those nicknames is insulting, GazHole.

    take a look back at your contributions here (over-used videos, links to "shocking" miscellania, repetitive taunts like 'save rafa')

    who's the real moron around here? think hard!

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  • 380. At 4:12pm on 03 Nov 2009, TommyO wrote:

    375. At 4:06pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Ah, because living your life through the past achievments of a football team is in no way geeky



    How to lose an argument before it's even started by RBA

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  • 381. At 4:13pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    How to lose freinds before youv'e ever made any... the TommyOnion story...

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  • 382. At 4:14pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    3) If someone, footballer or not, serves the sentence given to them by the courts they should be allowed to take their place back in society without prejudice but this is not to say that the sentences are long enough or severe enough in the first place. There should be a general clause in player's contracts for compensation to the clubs if a player is convicted of any wrong doing.

    agree, but given that we make the owners jump through (admittedly feeble) hoops, maybe players should too. Who cares, really i just want Joey Barton to go away, far away, for ever.

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  • 383. At 4:14pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Two more superfluous usernames: Wingus and Dingus.

    As for 'sweet Lord - it's GEEKS ALOUD !!!'

    Don't make me turn the blog into a Kirk vs Picard debate.

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  • 384. At 4:15pm on 03 Nov 2009, TommyO wrote:

    go on RBA shake that handbag !!!!

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  • 385. At 4:15pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Do we hav eto think - doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of teh Robbo blog

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  • 386. At 4:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Onions, i'm from aldershot son, we don't shake hands bags, we snatch 'em!

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  • 387. At 4:18pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    serious sexual tension now guys. if denis, tommy and rba can be put together then gaz has his videos for the next 20 posts covered.

    hello mr moderator

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  • 388. At 4:19pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Starfire - how do you win that debate - Kirk was a hit with the ladies but smoothie Jean-Luc had a the good-looking Dr Crusher after him, both had good 1st officers although Spock was more liek Data and Riker was almost a clone of James T so it is really hard to judge - Kirk had the better navigatori n Sulu and Scotty was better than LaForge.

    But Kirk is my favourite, then Picard , then Archer.

    A better argument is T'Pol vs Seven of Nine

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  • 389. At 4:20pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Didn't he do the Aerobics on GMTV back in the day?

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  • 390. At 4:22pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    adam, there are no winners in a star trek debate, only losers

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  • 391. At 4:23pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Bit late posting, didn't want to use up my whole quota too early in the day.

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  • 392. At 4:25pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    You don't Adam. It's been going on for 22 years with no sign of stopping any time soon, bit like a JDR post really.

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  • 393. At 4:27pm on 03 Nov 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    the first half of these postings put me in mind of fotherington thomas watching x-factor surrounded by peacocks and violets. the second half is kids with toys. now I'm not homophobic and i dont mind kids, i probabally have quite a lot of them dotted around the globe, but can the gays and the children go away now so we grown ups can have a manly talk about football and women?

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  • 394. At 4:28pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    captainlazytim wrote:

    Have to say i'm neither old nor geeky enough to really know or care about Transformers. Still, if that is being as geeky as Gaz...

    SAVE PAUL SCHOLES
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    serious sexual tension now guys. if denis, tommy and rba can be put together then gaz has his videos for the next 20 posts covered.

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

    i think we've found the guy who instigates the brawl, only to run away giggling to watch from a safe distance.

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  • 395. At 4:30pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Ah Bloginganggoolygoolygoolywatchgingganggoo... Finally some common sense...

    But why do you have a lot homosexuals dotted around the globe?

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  • 396. At 4:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    T'Pol vs Seven of Nine, now there's a heavy weight (in the bra dept) challenge that I'd actually sign up to be able to watch on Pay Per View.

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  • 397. At 4:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    right here Denis. and i wouldn't want to watch, not that.

    I'm not homophobic ..., but can the gays...go away now.

    Love the 'i'm not homophobic but..' line.

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  • 398. At 4:35pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    Good question.

    I don't know why Blogdignag has got a problem with coversations about Pet Shop Boys and Transformers (maybe he grew up liking Erasure and Gobots which are pale imitations of high quality things).

    Also do you think he's like "in the navy" and has one in every port?

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  • 399. At 4:40pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    WhitleyBayWonTheVase

    you are indeed showing considerable insight and perception with your
    comments.

    a cursory look at the participants does show a certain cliche a nifty observation for sure.

    I would add i do not find this intimidateing, though i agree the non footy topics have me reaching for more wine in order i may make some sense out of them all.

    but at the end of the day its all done in good fun and i suspect some of those posting on here actully know each other for real.

    i actually suspect quite a few of them are newshounds, sitting at thier desks awaiting the arrival of a decent story to break.

    i am sure Dennis the Genius is the owner of the Blue Bell for starters, if so, just think, when we show up we can all get free booze and board for the night.

    shine On.

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  • 400. At 4:42pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    Also do you think he's like "in the navy" and has one in every port?

    ouch

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  • 401. At 4:43pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    398. At 4:35pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote

    I don't know why Blogdignag has got a problem with coversations about Pet Shop Boys and Transformers (maybe he grew up liking Erasure and Gobots which are pale imitations of high quality things).
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    People didn't know better back then and anyway, if there were no Gobots, then maybe you wouldn't have had transformers.
    Also if there was no Erasure then....................................

    OK the arguement doesn,t work in all cases.

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  • 402. At 4:46pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    if only, David Gilmour - all'd be welcome, even the geeks and captainNancyboy with his homoerotic screenplay ideas.

    even you, Gaz!?

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  • 403. At 4:49pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    No it doesn't as Pet Shop Boys formed while Vince Clarke was still in Yazoo (although we probably wouldn't have Erasure without PSB).

    Anyway as Neil Tennant went to North London Poly & Chris Lowe used to live in Islington tehy get more kudos than a dodgy synth band from Basildon (or is that Depeche Mode - well Vince was in that as well)

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  • 404. At 4:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    #398 Also do you think he's like "in the navy" and has one in every port?

    *Insert Seamen pun here*

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  • 405. At 4:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    402. At 4:46pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:
    if only, David Gilmour - all'd be welcome, even the geeks and captainNancyboy with his homoerotic screenplay ideas.

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    Do you think that Derek Jarman isn't really dead then and just renamed himself or is lazytim Jonathan Harvey in disguise?

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  • 406. At 4:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    but we only play Syd Barret songs in the Blue Bell - is this a deal-breaker?

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  • 407. At 4:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    I'm also happy that it's gone off-off-off-topic or at least beyond my realm. This has been a less interesting but far more productive morning at work.

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  • 408. At 4:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    thanks Denis (i thought Dennis was a boys name, and Denis was for a girl), but i go to starbucks to write gay porn. and my local internet cafe to watch it.

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  • 409. At 4:52pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    both, adam.

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  • 410. At 4:53pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    ohh dam it Denis

    I could have sworn you owned the gaff or at least managed the place.

    bang goes my free booze then.

    anyways just where is the Blue Bell is it Sunderland.

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  • 411. At 4:53pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    Do you think that Derek Jarman isn't really dead then and just renamed himself or is lazytim Jonathan Harvey in disguise?

    no, i'm jan moir, overcompensating

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  • 412. At 4:55pm on 03 Nov 2009, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Trotter, Your coming off the back of 2 heavy defeats against chelsea and have a trip to Villa PArk to try and set things straight... (a ground where Chelsea were beaten not that long ago)... Are you hoping for a draw at best in reality, or do you think you can stop the rot and get 3 points....

    You try and escape and we drag you in again...

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  • 413. At 4:55pm on 03 Nov 2009, Slick_Footwork wrote:

    First of all I am neither a Hull or Burnley fan.

    I notice you point out that the ref gave everything in Burnleys favour and while you're correct that the pen was bogus as was the decision to chalk out the free kick. You failed to mention that the decision to give the free kick was incorrect in the first place.

    So while I don't think for a minute the decision to disallow the free kick was correct - i suppose it evened itself out given that the player fell over the ball to receive the free kick in the first instance.

    I understand two wrongs don't make a right but all in all the correct outcome came from this - no goal, based on the fact their shouldn't have been a free kick.

    The penalty decision however was pathetic.

    The sending off, while harsh - you'd expect better decision making from Giovanni. You know when you've just been booked you're walking a tightrope. Id expect a player with his experience to be keeping his head.

    All in all the ref was poor but both ways IMHO.

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  • 414. At 4:56pm on 03 Nov 2009, captainlazytim wrote:

    my mistake, apparently it is a boys name. who knew?

    works better with a P...

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  • 415. At 4:57pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    News of a possible Southend takeover is available. No guessing what Dan Walkers blog will be about - bet he does Gillingham vs Southend for Football Focus on Saturday.

    Trotts who are Bolton due to lose to at the weekend?

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  • 416. At 4:59pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    actually the pet shop boys and erasure were not to bad on the Roland Synths. Their private preferences in other areas do not concern me.

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  • 417. At 4:59pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    "You try and escape and we drag you in again..."

    RBA, nice almost Godfather quote.

    Trotter, that's an offer you can not refuse.

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  • 418. At 5:04pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Adam, here's a clue...It's not Burnley but the kit is similar.

    RBA, our away record is surprisingly slightly better than our home record (not against Chelsea when it's 4-0 wherever the game is held). This makes a mockery of the formerly acclaimed Fortress Reebok. Away teams are about as intimidated by a visit to the Reebok as they are about going to the Mother-in-law's for a sunday roast and a nap on the couch.

    I think we'll lose, hope we win and be very satisfied with a draw.

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  • 419. At 5:05pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    413. At 4:55pm on 03 Nov 2009, Slick_Footwork wrote:

    Firstly I totally agree.

    Secondly congratulations for an on topic comment.

    Finally welcome to the discussion. (See Whitley, we don't scare everyone away.)

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  • 420. At 5:10pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Syd Barret songs .

    that is going way way back, im not sure had the guy remained ( and i mean no disrepect to him either ) wether the floyd would have made the impact they did. both him and waters were as thick as thieves ( in the nicest sense ) but along came mr stratacaster himself and they went onto new heights.

    and dare anyone say 55 plus year old men talk utter nonsense the Floyd are proof indeed with age comes considerable wisdom. and yes that includes Keith Floyd himself.

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  • 421. At 5:11pm on 03 Nov 2009, adampsb wrote:

    #416 - agreed. the Roland D-50 was an excellent piece of kit. Mr Lowe is now using the Korg workstations but to be fair they also sound top notch especially live

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  • 422. At 5:23pm on 03 Nov 2009, celery_shtick wrote:

    I suspect there are plenty of onwatchers enjoying ..
    "our friends eclectic"
    going off topic. All n@ncy boys mentioned so far.
    Gary Numan and Kraftwerk and their ilk .... now we're talking

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  • 423. At 5:38pm on 03 Nov 2009, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    #421

    a few blogs ago i replied a somewhat misleading response to one of your questions. i am not sure you read it in case you did not;

    I am of course not the great DG Himself as for my involvement with Music I am a background boy/man i work alone and i compose my demo for the Korg M3 was not commision based it was a one off celebration of such a wonderfull keyboard, as i had never played a keyboard like it. i did a real of the cuff lil demo of me at the Korg M3 and it was Straight Out of the Box. Since then I sold my M3 and now am the proud owner of an Oasys. apparently there are only some 3000 of us worldwide.

    I wish i had the nerve to play my Oasys " live " as it truly is a wonder to behold for anyone with a creative streak in them.

    i am very recent convert to Korg and i was so impressed with their kit I sold all my other gear to get my hands on the Oasys its the only keyboard i now own and strutt my stuff on.

    i therefore apologise if i made myself seem more than i really am so to speak.

    on topic I am a gooner through and through.

    i am not sure wether i am permitted to post the link you requested in respect of the M3 due to advertising rules etc which is why the link to my UTUBE page was not given as u asked.

    i hope this clarifys things.

    Shine ON.

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  • 424. At 7:34pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Scholes, Neville and Nani starting.

    Having to listen to Keown and Cascarino on Irish TV.

    Can the night get any worse.

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  • 425. At 7:38pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Gaz, nothing to worry about is there? A routine 1-0 will do. There'll be a surprise somewhere tonight...but where? is the question!

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  • 426. At 7:43pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    The surprise will probably wait till tomorrow night Trotter, a Pool win in France maybe?

    Nani has just blessed himself going on to the pitch. Surely the fact that he is involved in top-flight football is proof there is no God.

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  • 427. At 7:47pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    And lo-and-behold one Gladys Neville makes the first total ****-up within 30 seconds from which CSKA should have done better from.

    It's his 106th CL game, which is proof not only of no God but chaos theory and away-with-the-fairies theory also.

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  • 428. At 7:48pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Doesn't seem like SAF has to much respect for CSKA Moscow, that doesn't look like your strongest starting XI, although it should be strong enough.
    Chelsea on the other hand look like they mean business.


    Damn it, I've gone over my 5 post quota for today.

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  • 429. At 7:53pm on 03 Nov 2009, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Pah, typical, the Premiership fans ganging up on the lower league fans.

    As for our flower container, well I don't know who you support but unless it is Manchester United, Chelsea, Stevenage Borough, Rangers or Celtic then it's one more flower pot than your team won last year. :)

    As for Transformers, well I like them.

    My daughters say it is because of female actress, not because of the plot. However, I recall the first incarnation of the Transformers - and even then I was too old to have them as toys.

    I was around when Star Wars was premiered at the local cinema, and old enough to go to the loo on my own too. I was also around when Bo Derek looked fit and unleathery, when Olivia Newton-John was quite simply the best looking thing this side of a Ferrari 250 GTO and I was at Wembley in 1977 when Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-1. That, believe it or not, was my first ever football match and I was approaching double figures in years. I won a school competition to go there - for my footballing prowess somewhat incredibly (it all went downhill after that).

    Since then I have observed lots of football banter and lots of rivalries come and go.

    Heck, I even remember when Liverpool won the league.

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  • 430. At 8:00pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    CSKA's new manager is called Slutski.

    Funnily enough I had a Russian girlfriend once who I nick-named that right after she dumped me.

    WhitleyBay by my maths you seem only to be in your early 40s yet you are sounding like you feel like you're in your 60s. Is this what lower-league footie does to you :)

    (I'm more annoyed that you sound so sad to be old when you are only about 6-7 years ahead of me!)

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  • 431. At 8:02pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Slutski? Sounds like a new Club Med winter holiday resort. Sign me up for snowboarding lessons please!

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  • 432. At 8:05pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    how are Atletico so bad?
    i think Whitley Bay would be a sterner test.

    420 dude - DG is great, but Syd was at "the controls of the heart of the sun" - Piper at the Gates is an incredibly influential record... very rock, then they got way too clever for their own good until Meddle in '71.
    sadly, Syd wasn't blessed with temperance as a virtue, took more acid than Wavy Gravy, and couldn't relate to humankind anymore. but ask Bowie how much he rates the man's contribution!

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  • 433. At 8:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Allright WBWTV, say no more.

    We get it. You are the bloke the Rolling stones sang about in the 'sympathy for the devil' and for your troubles, you are allowed 10 posts instead of a usual 5 per poster as suggested by one of our left leaning fellow contributor.

    Happy?

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  • 434. At 8:11pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    There's your surprise Trotter. (Well it's not really a surprise given Neville and Scholes are playing)

    What a finish. Reminiscent of a certain Giggs finish in an FA Cup semi-final in 99. Same Seamen-esque attempted save and everything from Van Der Sar.

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  • 435. At 8:16pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Owen scoring is just as big a surprise to me;)

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  • 436. At 8:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    This could end up 3-3.

    Or 6-1 to CSKA if that defending continues.

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  • 437. At 8:20pm on 03 Nov 2009, The Dirty Tackle wrote:

    Allrighty Robbo,

    Good post on Brown. Mentioning the infamous and highly laughable half-time teamtalk on the pitch, from that moment on I'd say most football purists lost their respect for him. (spoke to a few players who said they would have lamped him after the game, airing dirty washing in public et al).

    Rumours up north are Brown is being lined up to replace Rangers' Walter Smith should he leave come Janaury 2009 - who'd have thunk it?!?

    Keep up the good work sir,
    MOP13
    www.manonplatform13.blogspot.com
    www.thedirtytackle.blogspot.com

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  • 438. At 8:22pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Do I hear a 50 trillion watt hair dryer being plugged in and warmed up Gaz?

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  • 439. At 8:25pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    He wasne looking happy Starfire. That defending would not have please him. Although he does continue to pick Gary Neville so he clearly has no clue what defending actually is. Much like Mrs Neville.

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  • 440. At 8:35pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Well it's half time and I think I can hear SAF shouting the odds from all the way here in Kent.

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  • 441. At 8:35pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    We will definitely be buying this Russian goalkeeper in the near future.

    Hopefully in some sort of swap deal taking Nani to Siberia.

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  • 442. At 8:45pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Bet SAF's regretting giving his CC team a chance on the big stage.
    Any other team putting in a performance like that would be written off, but United being United you know they're not just gonna roll over and they'll fight till the end.
    Or face the Wrath of Fergie.....Adam, wasn't that a ster trek film?

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  • 443. At 8:49pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Just keeps getting better and better.

    Chelsea must be absolutely cacking themselves for Sunday. Pfft.

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  • 444. At 8:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    lol the Wrath of Fergie ... With any luck Gaz he'll chase Neville into perdition's flame for you ;)

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  • 445. At 8:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Who are those guys, and where have they hidden the real Man Utd?

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  • 446. At 8:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, Starburst_995 wrote:

    You did say 3-3 earlier Gaz ...you're halfway there now,

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  • 447. At 8:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    If anyone EVER says anything else about penalties at OT I will personally hack them to death with a rusty scythe.

    About as ridiculous a decision as the United defending tonight.

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  • 448. At 8:54pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    447, That,s a foreign referee Gaz, he doesn't know the OT rules.

    Terrible decision though.

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  • 449. At 8:59pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    And for the 4,592nd time Nani is taken off after failing to impress when given a start.

    Do you see a pattern emerging here Fergie?

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  • 450. At 9:06pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    449. At 8:59pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    And for the 4,592nd time Nani is taken off after failing to impress when given a start.

    Do you see a pattern emerging here Fergie?
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    Maybe it's finaly dawned on him, or in other words, maybe finaly the penani has dropped.

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  • 451. At 9:08pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    With defending / midfield play like this we may as well just play 11 forwards on Sunday against Chelsea and hope we score more than them.

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  • 452. At 9:09pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    You mean the Arsene Wenger way?

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  • 453. At 9:10pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Forwards not foetuses.

    Or should that foeteui?

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  • 454. At 9:13pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Well the Chelsk aren't doing too well either.

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  • 455. At 9:13pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Robbo's 'CL group stage is pointless blog' is looking more and more sill by the day. I reckon they all conspired to make him look stupid.

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  • 456. At 9:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    comical defending on Drogba's winner... matador type stuff.

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  • 457. At 9:33pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    did i say winner?

    suck it, Ca$hley - you deserve it!

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  • 458. At 9:35pm on 03 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    my goodness, so I walk in and switch tele on after 84 minutes! Gaz, are you a recognized prophet or do you just play one on Robbo's blog?

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  • 459. At 9:36pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 8:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    This could end up 3-3.

    ----

    Things like this never happened when I used to gamble.


    Anyway 2 penalties not given and another CSKA player that should have been sent off. I fully expect all the non-United fans on complaining about the referee. Followed by hell freezing over.

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  • 460. At 9:40pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    oh, yet another crucial own-goal for Manu... how many fist pumps did Fergie give it this time? any groin thrusts thrown in for good measure?

    interesting matches... but with Manu&Chelski already going through, hardly that meaningful.

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  • 461. At 9:43pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    Have to say though, that Akinfyeev fellow is definitely something.

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  • 462. At 9:44pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    I hate to admit it, but like I said in a previous post Man Utd NEVER give up, they may get many goals in extra time, but thats what fighting to the end is all about, this is one of the reasons why they are so succesful and (OH this hurts) they are the best team in the U.K.

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  • 463. At 9:48pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    No shame in conceding that MANU are indeed the best team, specially when it comes to the crucial fight at the end.

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  • 464. At 9:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    And not content with riling the ref's in the league, Fergie is at it now in Europe too. (he does have a point this time though)

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  • 465. At 9:53pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Denis the following picture is listed on the Daily Mail's website with the description "Saint Nick: Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner celebrates after forcing an own goal from David Gray to put the Gunners 2-0 up."

    Surely he should be subjected to the same slow and painful death as Fergie then?

    http://tinyurl.com/ykd2y96

    Also the pic below shows several Arsenal players celebrating a Pascal Chimbonda own goal. Shouldn't they all have been sent off?

    http://tinyurl.com/yl2yru2


    And finally a pic of you and your obsession with Fergie...

    http://tinyurl.com/ylgx2rh


    (I know you love the pics Denis)

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  • 466. At 9:55pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    so they were denied a stonewaller, but got a lucky leveller.

    i wonder if Fergie will mention the second part as loudly as the first, or at all?

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  • 467. At 9:57pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Spitfire, you'll like this, Spurs brought out a dvd to celebrate the weekends result.

    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2510/newzombiehalloweenposte.jpg

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  • 468. At 10:01pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Finaly a ref that is not intimidated by Old Trafford.

    Save G Neville

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  • 469. At 10:03pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 9:55pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:
    so they were denied a stonewaller, but got a lucky leveller.

    i wonder if Fergie will mention the second part as loudly as the first, or at all?

    ------


    Sometimes Denis you just do all the hard work yourself.

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  • 470. At 10:06pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Denis the lucky leveler was a typical United last minute effort. Usually hits three players before it goes in though.

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  • 471. At 10:09pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    467. At 9:57pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Spitfire, you'll like this, Spurs brought out a dvd to celebrate the weekends result.

    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2510/newzombiehalloweenposte.jpg
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    I do like it.


    @Denis. let it go mate. You do know an 'own goal' is a part of the play, do you?

    Besides has any player ever just gone, 'Oh I know what would cheer ppl up, if I just go ahead and tuck the ball into my own net'? It normally happens when the opponents are pressing hard forward. Unless of course you are Paul Robinson.




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  • 472. At 10:10pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    Bendtner was a spotty wee teen, Fergie is a "distinguished" veteran of what, 45 years in the game?

    would i expect Fergie to behave with more class? if i didn't know him better, of course i would!

    i believe the bet was Fergie/Wenger, not Fergie/young spoiled punk, but i guess your analogy says it all about the man!

    ta!

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  • 473. At 10:12pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Denis & Bo, Damn it, don't make me do this.

    If it happens once it's luck, if it happens frequently than it's obviously down to fight/spirit.

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  • 474. At 10:14pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Sure aint down to spirit. Aint touched a drop in a week.

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  • 475. At 10:15pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    I'm moving to Holland.

    Apart from all the other stuff they even have sensible Arsenal fans.

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  • 476. At 10:16pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    LOL.. noo such thing as a sensible Arsenal fan.

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  • 477. At 10:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    475. At 10:15pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    I'm moving to Holland.
    Apart from all the other stuff they even have sensible Arsenal fans.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Just imagine what it would be like, full on hash brownies, watching Arsenal play magic. You have formula for world peace right there.

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  • 478. At 10:17pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Apart from me of course.

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  • 479. At 10:18pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    474. At 10:14pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:
    Sure aint down to spirit. Aint touched a drop in a week.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    And yet you enjoy Blake's 7 ;)

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  • 480. At 10:20pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    And yet you enjoy Blake's 7 ;)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Now that's below the belt. Pick on my football team as muuch as you want but leave Blakes 7 out of it.

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  • 481. At 10:22pm on 03 Nov 2009, lobby wrote:


    « Previous | Main
    'Have Hull had their Phil?'

    Course they have. The quicker they get rid of him the better. On a brighter note didn't Van der Saar look just magnificent tonight in his yellow jersey and black shorts?

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  • 482. At 10:23pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    Besides has any player ever just gone, 'Oh I know what would cheer ppl up, if I just go ahead and tuck the ball into my own net'? It normally happens when the opponents are pressing hard forward

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

    the key word there is "normally" - the own goal by Diaby had absolutely nothing to do with pressure/momentum swings - just a completely inexplicable freak piece of luck.
    didn't see today's own goal, or Fergie's inevitable freakout, so if he's admitted to a lucky leveller, then i'll be impressed.

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  • 483. At 10:24pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    On a brighter note didn't Van der Saar look just magnificent tonight in his yellow jersey and black shorts?
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    I wanted to run on the pitch and give him a kiss he looked so cute.

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  • 484. At 10:25pm on 03 Nov 2009, lobby wrote:

    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the topic meant to be about Phil Brown. Why are all you guys going on about Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal. Are you all ignorant or just illiterate?

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  • 485. At 10:25pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    and Gaz, please don't ruin Holland for everyone!
    i'm begging you - it's too lovely for the likes of you.

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  • 486. At 10:26pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    Btoh, you prat.

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  • 487. At 10:27pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:


    That wasn't supposed to be after Denis' post but I suppose it kind of covers it as well.

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  • 488. At 10:29pm on 03 Nov 2009, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    I'm off to earn a crust again. Gotta save some pennies for a trip to the old country next year.

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  • 489. At 10:29pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    One thing about the equaliser,
    Doesn't Valencia like scoring for Utd, he never looks too happy when he nets, does he?

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  • 490. At 10:31pm on 03 Nov 2009, Spitfire wrote:

    484. At 10:25pm on 03 Nov 2009, groovyGoalmachine wrote:

    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the topic meant to be about Phil Brown. Why are all you guys going on about Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal. Are you all ignorant or just illiterate?

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

    Well, if you had used your tax payer funded, learned skills to full and read beyond the topic, through the actuall blog, you would discover that it covered all of them you no good half wit.

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  • 491. At 10:32pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    groovyGoalmachine wrote
    Are you all ignorant or just illiterate?

    Nice to meet you to.

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  • 492. At 10:33pm on 03 Nov 2009, GazUtd wrote:

    At 10:29pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    One thing about the equaliser,
    Doesn't Valencia like scoring for Utd, he never looks too happy when he nets, does he?

    ----

    Yeah he never seems happy scoring. Must be like if you were married to Susan Boyle.

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  • 493. At 10:34pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    re 491, or is it, Nice to meet you two.

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  • 494. At 10:38pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Yeah he never seems happy scoring. Must be like if you were married to Susan Boyle
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Shudder.
    No scary stories this late at night please

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  • 495. At 10:51pm on 03 Nov 2009, DenistheGenius wrote:

    472, Gaz...take your time!

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  • 496. At 11:14pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    I know this is pedantic and a bit childish, but still,

    Firstly,
    481. At 10:22pm on 03 Nov 2009, groovyGoalmachine wrote:

    « Previous | Main
    'Have Hull had their Phil?'

    Course they have. The quicker they get rid of him the better. On a brighter note didn't Van der Saar look just magnificent tonight in his yellow jersey and black shorts?
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    But then he got angry (OOOoooooh)

    484. At 10:25pm on 03 Nov 2009, groovyGoalmachine wrote:
    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the topic meant to be about Phil Brown. Why are all you guys going on about Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal. Are you all ignorant or just illiterate?
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Van der Sar(!) play for Man Utd? What's that got to do with Phil Brown?
    So which one is it? Ignorant or just illiterate?

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  • 497. At 11:38pm on 03 Nov 2009, blogdignag wrote:

    H2O - it's a little known fact that van de saar was phil browns chemistry teacher whose experiment left pb horibly discoloured in the head

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  • 498. At 11:50pm on 03 Nov 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Blogiddy, the link could also be that VDS was in Oranje, and PB still is Oranje.

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  • 499. At 11:58pm on 03 Nov 2009, theOZRobin wrote:

    He's just a bit schizo and one of him remembered where he was.

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  • 500. At 00:38am on 04 Nov 2009, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Trotts, sorry mate if you bothered to remember what GCSE stands for, you ARE old. I'm also a fan of gridiron, my team being the Vikings - v.pleased to have the legend that is Favre this season. And as my mum lives in Philadelphia i have to shout out the Phillies, but my mum's a bit an Angel of Death for sports teams - Wimbledon, the Chicago Bears & Striker Sports F.C. under 9s have fallen by her hand (the memory is still raw).
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    MOjo, sorry, I missed responding to that, all day long I was scratchin' me noggin tryin' to remember what it was I'd forgotten! Do you ever get over and see a game or two?

    Favre is featured in a snow globe inside our downstairs lav! A remnant of the playoffs in '08 when the Giants went all the way. Do you even get the games on tele there? It was a memorable match on Sunday, he won his 98th game at Lambeau Field and his first as a non-Packer. He was a bit emotional afterwards! Peterson is just an amazing athlete, your team is stacked Pal, it could be a big season for you if they stay healthy. We have Giants tickets this season, what a great day out!


    Hope your Mum's dreams get crushed tomorrow (or Thursday would be even better).

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