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Robbo Robson | 14:49 UK time, Thursday, 7 January 2010

Footie's off everywhere. And yet everywhere I look, I see footie.

Snowmen stand with arms outstretched like Greek goalies watching a Beckham bender fly past them. Snowballs lobbed in my direction are hammered into an imaginary top corner with a neat pivot and a flick of me shotgun right peg.

There are Boro scarves everywhere but no inept 1-0 home defeat to witness; no post-Christmas ginger elf to talk off another pile of slush.

Surely not so long ago, when schools weren't closed 'cos little Johnny slipped on his front path...

When the great British citizen didn't spend his days ringing in to 5 live to tell the country how he spends 'thousands of pounds a year on my council tax and there's not a grain of salt to be had at my local supermarket'. (Or better still, telling us how it's not like this in Finland, forgetting that Finland is largely in the Arctic Circle - if it weren't, Santa wouldn't be on a sleigh he'd be in a Ford Focus Estate with roof rack)...
Norway under-21s v England under-21sNorway under-21s v England under-21s

When people weren't so stupid as to tumble into cars, drive them into snowdrifts and then make their way home on foot with not even a thermos of tomato soup for company...
Surely in them days we still used to have some footie to watch.

What happened to those pitches banked with snow on all sides and a cast-iron surface on which nimble little wingers reduced the lurching centre-back into Bambis with the turning circle of double-decker buses?

What happened to orange balls? (I'll resist any mention of Phil Brown here, as a regular poster has pointed out that it's turning into a dangerous obsession). What happened to the only bit of green on a playing surface being a foot either side of the pitch markings and yet you still played on - happily?

What happened to gales of laughter at Keith Weller in mittens and white tights? What happened to standing in a wall as a thunderbolt welted your thigh and reeling as the feeling returned to your frost-bitten limbs in the form of a ruby-red ball-shaped imprint?
WHAT THE HELL ARE WE COMING TO WHEN A BIT OF CHILLY WEATHER STOPS US PLAYING FOOTBALL?

Will the Motty sheepskin become a ridiculed accessory from days past rather than the most important item of menswear in the sporting calendar?

All right, I know these are exceptional times weather-wise but surely a bit of snow used to be a leveller, not a cause for abandonment. Even the younger lads in our local leagues take one look out the window and phone the club captain with some feeble bleeding excuse about slippy paths. For goodness sake, man, it's not as if you're a brittle-boned 85-year-old! Get out there!!!

So the overpaid prima donnas have all got their feet up somewhere. I wonder what they'll be doing with all this leisure apart from the usual brainless twiddling on the PS Oojiwotsit or enjoying Top Gear on Dave?

Wazza'll be stowed away in the nursery, flinching as he gets to grips with the Velcro on Kai's huggies.

Jermaine Beckford will be busy badgering his agent about a big move following one albeit notable goal in the FA Cup. One name for you, young Jermaine: D.J. Campbell. Bobbing around the Championship like an unwanted Christmas board game.

Carlo Ancelotti will be busy planning when and where to do his naked sprint following at least two Chelsea purchases in the transfer window. I thought they'd cope without Drogba but if the chill ever relents they're going to need something in his place. Heskey keeps getting mentioned... the English Drogba? Yeah, and Tango is the English champagne.

Actually this could be a Godsend for the Chelsea boss: at this rate the African players will miss precisely no games and he'll be smiling all the way to the title.

Nemanja Vidic will be keeping his mobile on silent so he keeps missing the odd call from his gaffer. Sir Alex's complexion will be scarlet right now, and it'll be difficult to tell whether it's down to the -18 in Manchester or his defender's gob. Without him United have defended with all the fortitude of a Chinese lantern in a hurricane, so there's no way he's jumping ship now.

Roberto Mancini may want to check on the latest form of one Patrick Vieira who to my mind stopped being a decent player just before Wenger got shot of him.
Roberto ManciniRoberto Mancini
Presumably, he of the lustrous locks - Mancini is a poor man's Mourinho, isn't he? (Actually, thinking about it, he's an even richer man's Mourinho) - has seen summat the rest of Europe hasn't. At 33, Vieira's certainly lost that relentless leggy drive that made him look like a talented Viv Anderson and saw him outplay even Keane for a season.

And poor Bobby Zamora, in the form of his life and now it looks like he'll miss the World Cup. Only he won't, 'cos he can sit in front of the telly and watch it at home like he would've been doing any road. If Zamora's an England centre-forward then so's Dion Dublin and John Fashanu. And Francis Jeffers. And David Nugent. (Hellfire, Heskey suddenly looks like Drogba after all).

At least that's one thing this snow might save us from: tedious conjecture by partisan fans on the possibility of some average lad in good nick from making the England squad.
I've heard Geordies touting Nolan, Brummies touting Johnson, and there's still a quiet chorus of approval for poor bewildered yips-sufferer Michael O-When-Will-He-Regain-Some-Form.

Despite the Cape Town nail-biting and the battling ginger nuggets... and the sort of sledging I appreciate much more, I just hope this footie fan is not deprived for too long. It's driving me doo-lally.

Comments

  • 1. At 3:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Cuththroat Keane - excellent

    I agree though Viera is past his sell by date for the premier league. If he was still world class Mourinho wouldn't be selling him would he?

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  • 2. At 4:02pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Ironically in the PL with their billiom trillion dollar playing surfaces with undersoil heating and individually genetically strengthened blades of grass the pitches are still playable.

    Most of the games are postponed with the supporters safety in mind,for example the CC semi-final game at OT this week. Funilly enough the away supporters all live within a not too great distance from the stadium, the real problems would of occured for the"home teams supporters making the long and arduous journey from the northern suburbs of the capital.

    Seeing that it took me arond 5 hours to travel approx 50km yesterday I completly understand the safety issues, although I do miss my footy fix.

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  • 3. At 4:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Its not the players or clubs Robbo.
    Its the bleeding HSE that think we'll be stumped if made to walk 100yards from the underground to the overground and back.

    Scandal!

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  • 4. At 4:04pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Viera wasn't offered a new contract by Inter.I've no idea why City want him.I think Arsene got rid of him at just the right time,and for loadsamoney,as well.

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  • 5. At 4:06pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    1. At 3:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Cut throat Keane - excellent
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    I can think of another adjective...

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  • 6. At 4:06pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    What we need in this country is a Minister for Common Sense to counteract the HSE brigade. Then when the HSE people say the games are called off becuase it's a bit slippy on the pavement the MfCS can step in and say "stop being ridiculous, it's only a bit of ice. Get on with it"

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  • 7. At 4:10pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I know Alex McCleish has plenty of cash to spend,but why is he looking in the charity shops?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/8446613.stm

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  • 8. At 4:11pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    "stop being ridiculous, it's only a bit of ice. Get on with it"

    I think the Captain of the Titanic might of disagreed with you there CFC.

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  • 9. At 4:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    H2H in hindsight maybe...

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  • 10. At 4:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, kestrel62 wrote:

    -------- Carlo Ancelotti will be busy planning when and where to do his naked sprint -------


    is the big yin in charge of chelsea now in disguise ??

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  • 11. At 4:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Robbo : All right, I know these are exceptional times weather-wise but surely a bit of snow used to be a leveller, not a cause for abandonment.

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    There's the crux of the matter. The top clubs don't want any levellers!

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  • 12. At 4:14pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    You prem lads are are spoilt, we went all of december and only played three games... (and seeing as how we got trounced inone of them it was not a great month)... Now Aldershot is encased in snow, the likes of which has never been seen before and with this cold snap set to rock on for another week at least... I dont think we'll have many more in January... gawd bless the cricket!

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  • 13. At 4:14pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I can't decide whether Mancini is more Houllier or Domenech - hopefully a combination of both.

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  • 14. At 4:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    11. At 4:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:
    There's the crux of the matter. The top clubs don't want any levellers!
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    I'm not surprised Trotts,terrible music.Nearly as bad as other 80's bands that could be mentioned...

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  • 15. At 4:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, Terry Toil wrote:

    BBC news have a lot to answer for, scare mongering about the snow and reporting it like its 9/11.

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  • 16. At 4:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, CardiffGull wrote:

    Robbo, i think you're being a bit dismissive of Jermaine Beckford. DJ Campbell had a much more rapid rise due to a couple of good performances in the cup. Beckford has been sticking them in consistently for a couple of seasons now.

    That said, i'm not sure he'd not be better off sticking at leeds (probably with a better contract) and going up to the championship with them which they look fairly certain to do

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  • 17. At 4:18pm on 07 Jan 2010, CardiffGull wrote:

    @15 Terry toil, i aggree completely. There's even a blinkin article about how to "survive" in the snow!!

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  • 18. At 4:18pm on 07 Jan 2010, Sam Gillies wrote:

    I remember the winter MOD when I was a kid, watching Forest play someone I believe was Tottenham in a pile of snow, it was brilliant! With under and over soil heating at most premiership clubs i'm confused as to why they don't just get on with it!

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  • 19. At 4:19pm on 07 Jan 2010, Terry Toil wrote:

    @17 Yes CardiffGull BBC = Daily Mail

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  • 20. At 4:20pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    15. At 4:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, Terry Toil wrote:

    BBC news have a lot to answer for, scare mongering about the snow and reporting it like its 9/11.
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    24 hour news coverage has led to lots of nonsense like this.How many non event things get blown up out of all proportion.
    Another point is we get snow every winter in Buxton,quite a few winters have seen snow like this here.In the news?Nope.Snow hits the south east however....

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  • 21. At 4:21pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    If these lads can play in that much snow...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-gAOAo3Uc

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  • 22. At 4:22pm on 07 Jan 2010, Coweslepe wrote:

    'What happened?'

    Well, it's quite simple really: we lost our bottle along with our voice and became whiney little wimps. The solution? Compulsory rugby in any and all conditions for all boys at every school up until the age of 16. Simple. All the whiney little drips were dealt with on the rugby pitch, which left us in all peace to play football afterwards. And in order to regain some semblance of national identity, we might also want to stop saying silly little things like 'Give Almunia a passport'.

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  • 23. At 4:23pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Jacks, was there an 80's band called The Levellers? Did they have spirit?

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  • 24. At 4:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Anyone else note how around this time for as long as he has been here, AW has a massive moan about fixture congestion... well i have a theory in reagrds to this and the snow... I think wenger has taken his "le prfoessor" nick name tooseriously and built himself a band-villainesque weather machine... by bringing hte country to a grinding halt he has eased the fixture list (for now) and given players a chance to recover... he has to be stopped before it is too late!

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  • 25. At 4:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, Jimmy wrote:

    2. At 4:02pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    Ironically in the PL with their billiom trillion dollar playing surfaces with undersoil heating and individually genetically strengthened blades of grass the pitches are still playable.

    Most of the games are postponed with the supporters safety in mind,for example the CC semi-final game at OT this week. Funilly enough the away supporters all live within a not too great distance from the stadium, the real problems would of occured for the"home teams supporters making the long and arduous journey from the northern suburbs of the capital.

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    sorry to be the bearer of bad news H2H and spoil your quite original "joke" but the game was at the COMS this week...

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  • 26. At 4:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Jimmy it still works - they haven't gritted the roads in Stockport yet.

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  • 27. At 4:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Here you go Trotts...
    http://www.levellers.co.uk/
    And for those of you more history minded...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levellers

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  • 28. At 4:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Compulsory rugby...

    Thats wrong on so many levels... and its classist!

    Posh lads- compulsory rugger
    Common lads- compulsory fighting

    This country has a long history of being devided by class, i dont want this to end... As making fun of toffs is all i have to cheer me up about being dirt poor.

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  • 29. At 4:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, Terry Toil wrote:

    Chelsea should recall Drogba from the African Cup of Nations and make him train knee deep in snow, give some substance to his whining.

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  • 30. At 4:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    25 Jimmy, Dang, you spoilt my evil plan.

    Must be the cold weather effecting my brain.

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  • 31. At 4:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    29... And he could make snow angels after every dive! BONUS!

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  • 32. At 4:30pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Its funny hearing a gooner talking about United fans having to travel far to watch their team and H2H is where exactly? Exactly!

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  • 33. At 4:30pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    29. At 4:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, Terry Toil wrote:

    Chelsea should recall Drogba from the African Cup of Nations and make him train knee deep in snow, give some substance to his whining.

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    They could do the same with Oz Clarke and put some substance to his wine-ing...

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  • 34. At 4:31pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    @31 Snow is more fun to dive in as well.

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  • 35. At 4:32pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    32 :
    Holloway?

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  • 36. At 4:33pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I think,Dreamer, that the 1st "H" in H2H might be the vital clue...

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  • 37. At 4:33pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I think the last H is the vital clue...

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  • 38. At 4:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Thanks Jacks, a visit to Robbo's blog brings about a diverse education. One day soon, somebody will be on Mastermind specialising in topics discussed on Robbo's blog. The better schools will eventually offer 'O' & 'A' Levels in Robbo Blogging.

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  • 39. At 4:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Re 30.

    That excuse was stolen from the AW Book of Whinging and Excuses.
    An excellent read if you ever get the chance to see it, although the book does advise you never to admit you did.

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  • 40. At 4:35pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    So,just so I've got this straight,now that I live in Staffordshire I should stop following Ipswich and support Stoke City or Port Vale instead?

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  • 41. At 4:35pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    @39 - probably the most well-read book in history.

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  • 42. At 4:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I think its PC nanny state britain gone health and safety bonkers! If people from the streets cared about thier homes they'd clear the blinking snow for us, and its ok to welcome johnny foreigner with open arms, but what is he doing with his sunshine? Leaving back in the old country and sending it our money! rather than using it too defrost our country which they live in... Whatever next, punching the queen, prank-calling judi dench whilst deficating on the flag!? Mark my words! OUTRAGE!

    Licence fees!

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  • 43. At 4:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    @40 or Arsenal

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  • 44. At 4:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    39. At 4:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Re 30.

    That excuse was stolen from the AW Book of Whinging and Excuses.
    An excellent read if you ever get the chance to see it, although the book does advise you never to admit you did.

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    I went into the local library to get a copy.The computer said they had copies in stock,but no matter how hard we all tried nobody could see it.

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  • 45. At 4:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    43. At 4:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    @40 or Arsenal
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    That's another Arsenal accusation.Right,I'm phoning Carter-Ruck...

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  • 46. At 4:39pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    You just can't find that F when you need it

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  • 47. At 4:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    46. At 4:39pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    You just can't find that F when you need it
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    Have you been talking to Mrs. Jack?

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  • 48. At 4:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    RBA,

    The most empowering feeling I have recently had is taking a conference call involving people from 3 continents, and a dump at the same time.

    The dump was the better use of the time.

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  • 49. At 4:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, WeAreTheMags wrote:

    "I've heard Geordies touting Nolan"

    I'm a Geordie & I haven't heard anyone say that! We're all touting STEVE HARPER FOR ENGLAND.....

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  • 50. At 4:41pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    United Dreamer.

    Holloway is in the same borough of London as Highbury. Ashburton Grove is in Holloway.
    So unlike many United "fans" I was actually born and bred within a close proximity to the club I support.

    But as I now live in Holland you are indeed corect that my comment about travelling fans may indeed seem a little pot, kettle, black.

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  • 51. At 4:42pm on 07 Jan 2010, Scottishscouser wrote:

    Actually, snow brings Helsinki to a grinding halt at times despite them knowing they have 4 months of predictable cold weather.

    Robbo what if there was an emergency at the stadium? Roads like glass, emergency services couldn't get there or would be severly delayed? All this anti PC stuff does my head in at times.

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  • 52. At 4:42pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    re 50: but as long as you dont actually go to the game, you dont count do you?

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  • 53. At 4:43pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    every fallacy in the book, here, robbo. you and your posters bin reading the daily mail?

    1. it were better in the old days - We had to eat half a handful of freezing cold gravel, work twenty-four hours a day at mill for four pence every twelve years, and when we got home, our dad would slice us in two with a bread knife!

    2.its the health and safety taliban - actually its the numptys who sue everyone in sight when they fall over the swine

    3. its not like this on the continent. oh yes it is. i used to live in foeriegn they have the same issues plus compulsory snow tyres. imagine if you had to pay for snow tyres youd use two days max a year? happy now

    even

    4. it's the bbc's fault - post 15

    leave us alone! i like staring at the wall and doing nothing.

    i blame the blame culture. if that makes me part of it then i blame myself.

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  • 54. At 4:43pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Spits... My 9month daughter just before Christmas started saying "dad" her first word! hearing your tale of intercontinental telephone dumping... i'm just as proud!

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  • 55. At 4:43pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    50. At 4:41pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    But as I now live in Holland you are indeed correct that my comment about travelling fans may indeed seem a little pot
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    That's the Dutch influence showing up there,H2..

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  • 56. At 4:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    H2H - I suspected as much but you need to remember that since Thatcher changed our main industry to *anking many of my fellow unwashed have ended up in London. Still there have been some unwelcome glory hunting along the way but its the unwelcome side effect of glory. Unfortunately so are the Glazers. See, you've gone and exposed that raw nerve.

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  • 57. At 4:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    52 Spit,

    lets not open the flood bariers with that particular question.

    The snows bad enough.

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  • 58. At 4:46pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    re 54:

    Since I havent gont any kids of me own, that I know of, I am sticking with my conference call

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  • 59. At 4:46pm on 07 Jan 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Ah the London Borough of Islington how I miss it (sometimes when it's really cold up here)

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  • 60. At 4:47pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Dreamer,The Glazers aren't a side effect of glory.They are a parasite on the rump of glory(but I prefer rib-eye)

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  • 61. At 4:48pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    51. At 4:42pm on 07 Jan 2010, Scottishscouser wrote:

    Robbo what if there was an emergency at the stadium? Roads like glass, emergency services couldn't get there or would be severly delayed? All this anti PC stuff does my head in at times.
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    What if there was an emergency in my driveway? Roads like glass, emergency services couldn't get there or would be severly delayed? So by your logic we shouldn't go outside. What a load of garbage. Schools are closed in case little Johnny falls over on the snow and conkers is banned unless you're wearing safety goggles. Football games are cancelled because the pavement is a bit slippy. We're living in a nanny state but unfortunately you can't remove all risk from life. Which is why this evening I will be juggling burning chainsaws while standing on a barely frozen lake, swigging whiskey from a bottle.

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  • 62. At 4:49pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Jacks. I stand corrected.

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  • 63. At 4:49pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Robbo I appreciate that the lack of football action recently may have left you a bit short on material but was there really a need to go off down some whimsical fictional memory lane?

    Again Im struggling to really find much substance in this latest offering. Unless you enjoy debating the finer point of "Robbos" meandering "its only a bit of snow" musings then this blog can more or less be consigned to the irrelevant materials section.

    In between your casual observations of the snow swept countryside and your trip down memory lane could you not have at least touched on some decent football point? You managed to touch on Vieiras move to Man City -sadly this was quickly lost. How about a blog on potential transfers for some of the clubs? A blog on how teams will fare in the bad weather? A blog on how the transfer window might pan out? A blog on football????

    Congratulations on almost not mentioning Phil Brown though.

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  • 64. At 4:49pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    57 H2H,

    no intentions to hurt any fans that are dislocated for many reasons to places far ...

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  • 65. At 4:50pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    ColcehesterFC - make sure you have your ear defenders on.

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  • 66. At 4:50pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Spits,I would have loved to hear the inflection given to certain words at certain times of that call.....
    Scene 1,loo block no. 3
    Spits:"Well,obviously I understaaaaannnnnd the important point you mmmmmmmmmmakkkeeee regarding the plop Dutch office.....

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  • 67. At 4:51pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Blogs, how can you think that foreign people weren't even invented until 1984 (thank you thatcher!) and it is well publicised that untill 100 years ago every lived to a thousand years and had smiles as big as long as the great wall of china (built by the british in 1867). This was ended of course when the BBC introduced moratlity in the 20s.

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  • 68. At 4:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    65. At 4:50pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    ColcehesterFC - make sure you have your ear defenders on.
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    Mmmm. GNev on the left ear,Cashley Cole on the right...

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  • 69. At 4:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    53, Blogidy is corect, we got the same PC nonsense over here too, only in a language with words that are a lot longer.

    55, Don't grass me up Jacks.

    56 U.D. If there's one place that is good at exposing raw nerves it's this blog.
    Not for the faint hearted or those who wish to engage in serious "conversation".

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  • 70. At 4:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    How about a bit of consistency from yourself JDR. You complain about whimsical fiction and then ask for a blog about possible transfers which as everyone knows 95% of them will never happen. So you are in effect asking for a fictional blog to be replaced by a fictional blog.

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  • 71. At 4:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Back on topic I remember matches on snowy pitches with the same affection as the quagmires that appeared in March/April. I.e., none. Its not a leveller its a different sport. For comedy value and what happened next questions though it was a golden era.

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  • 72. At 4:55pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I won't H2,that would be a drag...

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  • 73. At 4:55pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #63 JDR it is somewhat difficult to blog on how teams will fare in the bad weather as hardly any matches have been played, so surely they have all fared the same??

    The transfer window is an interesting one, though other than City and Chelski, most other clubs will have to be satisfied with loan deals. Probably more relevant to discuss which teams are next to face administration.

    Your moans are as much a part of this blog now as Robbo's comments and I do look forward to both these days!!

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  • 74. At 4:57pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    70. At 4:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, ColchesterFC wrote:

    How about a bit of consistency from yourself JDR.
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    In fairness Colch,not Robbo's best today.

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  • 75. At 4:57pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    70. At 4:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, ColchesterFC wrote:
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    Theres a big difference in speculating in transfers and the fictional musings of a fictional man. Unless Robbo goes off and starts saying he predicts Rafa will buy the beach ball from the Sunderland game or some nonsense like that (wouldnt put it past him on current form) the it would at least give a decent platform for discussion.

    Instead we get all this "when I was a lad" stuff and "when men were men" and even sheepskin coats.

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  • 76. At 4:58pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "Rafa will buy the beach ball from the Sunderland game"

    LMAO! Quality... give that man a blog!

    Hows them harriers anyway?

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  • 77. At 4:59pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Pilch,Birmingham have plenty to spend.
    JDR.Joe,do you see any major signings occuring this month?I'm intrigued to see if Abramovich dips his hand in his pocket.

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  • 78. At 5:00pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    JDR to be fair he does give us reactive moderation.

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  • 79. At 5:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    JDR - I agree with you for once, probably not for the same reasons.

    A real memory lane's one thing. A completely made up memory lane?

    I'm probably more sensitised to the real life horror consequences of road accidents than most people and although i sometimes think we are stupidly risk-averse, not this time.

    And as s someone else said this smacks of anti-PC. What next - a nostalgic look at how we used to be able to throw bananas at black players? How great it used to be to be able to write homophobic abuse in excrement on your neighbour's car?

    Daily Mail readers feel free to disagree.

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  • 80. At 5:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, DILLIS wrote:

    So how come the NFL games are never postponed at places like Green Bay, Buffalo and Chicago? And they get heavier snow than Britain! Pathetic!

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  • 81. At 5:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Pie everybody, i'm off home... ROund 2 with that uffing polar bear!

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  • 82. At 5:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    70 CFC.

    Your spot on about the transfer window speculation, it's mostly complete stabs in the dark.

    The manities must be working overtime picking balls out the pool. (South Park reference)

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  • 83. At 5:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    @75 Aren't all of Robbo's blogs "the fictional musings of a fictional man"?

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  • 84. At 5:02pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    re 75 JDR,

    but that would mean some actual research and working like a journalist.
    Which by all accounts Robbo isnt


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  • 85. At 5:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "but that would mean some actual research and working like a journalist.
    Which by all accounts Robbo isnt"

    Including his own.

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  • 86. At 5:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Blogs say he prefers the present, me.. i prefer the past... But which one is better??? Thier only one way to find out.

    FIGHT!!!

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  • 87. At 5:04pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Now lets see if moderation happens at all!

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  • 88. At 5:05pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RBA, save your stregth for the Polar Bear.

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  • 89. At 5:06pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Jack - true Birmingham do have cash, but are looking to waste it all on Babel. Not overly sensible. I hope Birmingham are not just a Portsmouth waiting to happen.

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  • 90. At 5:07pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    JDR or Robbo?

    FIGHT!!!!

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  • 91. At 5:07pm on 07 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    Good luck H2H... Personally, I prefer the now. That's thrown that out, eh?

    Good point re-the NFL as well DALE LANDER, New England too... I was in the States in October and they had load of snow at the Patriots game and no problem...

    Long time reading of Robbo's blog and all your comments, and only just realised JDR is a Chelsea fan...? It all makes so much sense now!

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  • 92. At 5:08pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #90 Blog, is that a fight between two fictional characters??

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  • 93. At 5:08pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    83. At 5:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, ColchesterFC wrote:

    @75 Aren't all of Robbo's blogs "the fictional musings of a fictional man"?
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    Robbo exists.One of my smoggie punters knows him.Apparently he's much younger than you think.As opposed to Obifami Martins who's much older than you think.

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  • 94. At 5:08pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Im sure Manchester City will be in the market for at least one if not two defenders. With Lescott and Toure both out in an already mediocre defence I would be surprised if Mancini didnt go after a centre back.

    Birmingham look like they are tryng to sign a few wide players targetting McGeady and Babel and they have a fair bit to spend.

    Hard t know with Chelsea - I dont they think are desperate to sign players but Im sure they will be keeping a high level of interest and if the right player is available they could definately spend. With Anelka and Drogba out at the moment a striker or forward player would be all I think they are looking to bolster. I thought Pandev and Toni could have been potential loan targets for them but they have moved elsewhere.

    You would expect a fair bit of frantic loans and wheeling and dealing at the bottom end where the clubs are trying to avoid the drop.

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  • 95. At 5:09pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    79 Bloggy.

    A very large tongue in a gigantic cheek.

    Funny as hell though.

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  • 96. At 5:09pm on 07 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    surely it's a fictional fight between two real people with fictional names?

    how is this ever going to work?

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  • 97. At 5:11pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    86. At 5:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Blogs say he prefers the present, me.. i prefer the past... But which one is better??? Thier only one way to find out.

    FIGHT!!!
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    I prefer the future, RBA. And dont even think of a fight because we've got ray-guns.

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  • 98. At 5:12pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    with the fictitious (the word always makes me smile, fic titious) powers endowed unto meself, I declare Robbo the winner of the fictitious fight between him and JDR.


    Robbo may take him whichever way he pleases.

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  • 99. At 5:12pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    #94,Joe.As you correctly say the bottom third will see some wheeling and dealing to try and push for safety,but at what cost?Will owners look at Portsmouth and think "That could be us"?City will probably,as you say,but a centre half.If I followed Fulham,Bolton or Stoke I might be worried.

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  • 100. At 5:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    GINOLLLLA, what's been thrown out?

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  • 101. At 5:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Right well it might get pulled and I know you've got as much right to say what you do as I have now....but:

    Joe will you shut up sometime soon? You don't half talk wet half the time.

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  • 102. At 5:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #94 JDR - how do you think McGeady will do in the Premier League if he does leave Celtic?? Has always looked good when I have watched him, though the level of the defenders has been amateurish at best. Already know what Babel will be like, vastly overrated, but if we can get £10oddm for him, we should be snapping their hands off.

    As mentioned in the blog, I saw Chelski were linked with Heskey. Not sure he is able replacement for the current two though he does spend nearly as much time on the floor as Drogba.

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  • 103. At 5:14pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    92. At 5:08pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #90 Blog, is that a fight between two fictional characters??
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    pilch - ive long suspected JDR, the anti-Robbo, to be a fictional product of Robbos fertile imagination, sent to wind us up. Or it could be the other way round.
    You're never alone with schizophrenia.

    Mancs are red
    Mancs are blue
    im schizophrenic
    and so am i

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  • 104. At 5:17pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    Just to keep JDR happy here is some breaking transfer target news from my neck of the woods. Our old manager Paul Lambert is being targeted to take over at Burnley. There surely should be some rules to stop a manager being at 3 different clubs in one season. He left us to go to Norwich (compensation still to be sorted by tribunal) and now 4 months later might be leaving them to go to Burnley. At least with the money Norwich get in compensation they will be able to pay us.

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  • 105. At 5:17pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Lads, the difference here is that they expect the snow and they're all geared up to deal with it. Roads are gritted and salted before the snow arrives and constantly during each snowfall, armies of snow ploughs are waiting from the moment the first flake is forecast. The expense of all this is necessary because the snow is a certainty. The cost of Britain grinding to a halt every few years is less than the cost of the investment and maintenance of the equipment needed to keep the country moving!

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  • 106. At 5:18pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #103 LMAO Blog

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  • 107. At 5:20pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I have to go along with you there Spits, Robbo has the ultimate weapon - the moderation although I'm not altogether sure he knows how to use it.

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  • 108. At 5:20pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #104 CFC, I agree entirely. Players can only play for 2 clubs in one season, why should managers have different treatment.

    Speaking of which, as O'Hara has played for Spurs and Portsmouth this season, and of course Portsmouth cannot resign him cos they are a shambles (and banned), does this mean he will have to rot in the reserves for the rest of the season??

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  • 109. At 5:21pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    32. At 4:30pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:
    Its funny hearing a gooner talking about United fans having to travel far to watch their team and H2H is where exactly? Exactly!

    Dreamer - I do believe that H2H is from Holloway - as in near Emirates nee Highbury (why am I mentally saying this in the voice of scarlet ohara in Gone with the Wind (Spit - there is a pun for you there) - think it must be the I do believe. So as its within 50 miles of the gorund H2H is a real fan as per the rules drafted and agreed to (sort of)in the previous blog - now known as The Leeds Protocol in honour of the name of that article

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  • 110. At 5:21pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    105. At 5:17pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:
    The cost of Britain grinding to a halt every few years is less than the cost of the investment and maintenance of the equipment needed to keep the country moving!
    ----------------------------------------------------

    According to the news today Trott, businesses here lost approx £1billion becasue 45% of staff stayed at home. Surely you can buy a lot of salt and gritters for that much money

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  • 111. At 5:21pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    If Chelsea are worried about no longer paying over the odds, they're better off buying Aguero now. After the world cup he'll be at least 50m, even if he only scores a couple. What with the transfer embargo still hanging over them it would be wise to strike now to fend off Citeh.

    He wouldn't go to Real being an Atleti, but if Mancini gets em in the chammpions league (god forbid) then he'd certainly go there. It's not as if they don't have any quality players to act as bait.

    As far as Liverpool's concerned, if this mooted Maxi Rodriguez deal goes through i'd be quite pleased. From what i know of him he still lacks a bit of consistancy, but he would certainly allow us a bit more flexibility & creativity. Rafa might even play Kuyt up with Nando with Maxi Yossi & Stevie behind.

    Birmingham is an interesting one. McLeish doesn't seem the kind of guy to feel money burning a hole in his pocket, but 11M for Kenwyne Jones & 8M for Babel doesn't bode well. They should nip in for Scott McDonald before Wigan get him. I hear juve might be interested in Babel. A bidding war for Babel? Now i've heard everything.

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  • 112. At 5:22pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Slow down chaps - Im still in the 30s!!!!

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  • 113. At 5:23pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    pilch666 - you will have to prevent them being sacked except over Christmas or Summer for that to work.

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  • 114. At 5:23pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    99. At 5:12pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:
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    Portsmouth seem to be in fairly bad trouble and if anything their squad will be weakening.

    AS someone else pointed out - Id say alot of the transfers at the lower end could be loan signings. I think, bar Portsmouth, most of the lower half clubs are living within their means. Portsmouth in betwen various botched takeovers and Redknapp accumulating a very expensie squad went beyond what they could afford.

    Other than Portsmouth, Hull look worst off to to me. Zola at West Ham is usually alright a conjuring up some cheap/loan deals from Italy. Bolton I think actually have a reasoble starting team and Coyle should have more to work with there than at Burnley who could really suffer now and slide into the drop.

    I think Stoke will be alright if only because there are worse teams below them. Fulham might not make Europe agsin this year and may be a bit short up front but they have reasonable financial backing compared to the teams below them, a good squad and a good manager so I can see them being safely mid table or better.

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  • 115. At 5:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, 101percentGooner wrote:

    Is it just me or would the Arsenal game last night have gone ahead if it had been televised? I watched the Stoke game and snow was piled up at the side of the pitch, there must have been snow outside the ground. But it was on TV, so it went ahead.

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  • 116. At 5:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    The bidding war for Babel is about how much Liverpool need to pay to get shot of him.Although shooting him might be the cheapest option.

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  • 117. At 5:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, jayatanfield wrote:

    Games getting called off has nothing to do with HSE. It is the local council and the club that
    makes that decision.

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  • 118. At 5:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    JDR,with Stoke,Bolton and Fulham I was thinking more of Shawcross,Cahill and Hangeland being bought By Man City.

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  • 119. At 5:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, Big Match Centre wrote:

    All the comments here have served to prove is that the great British pastime of complaining is alive and well. In fact, with the advent of blogging I think we could crown ourselves world champions!
    Sensible yes, to cancel games if there is too much of a dnager for supporters but then again, most supporters are gown ups and if they want to brave the dangers of an icy footpath, the HSE should shutup and let the adults decide for themselves. Postponement should be for when conditions are so bad that noone can actually see each other or the bloody ball!
    I rest my case.


    http://bigmatchcentre.blogspot.com

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  • 120. At 5:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    @117 Yes it's the council and clubs that make the decision but it is always for "safety" reasons. I always wonder if they call the games off because they're more worried about not getting as many fans due to the poor weather and therefore losing money. If they call it off and re-arrange it they can get a full house and maximum gate receipts.

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  • 121. At 5:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, 101percentGooner wrote:

    Re 117: I bet London Transport had something to do with the Arsenal game being called off. "Sorry, we can't guarantee that we'll be able to drive a train through a tunnel in the cold".

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  • 122. At 5:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    115. At 5:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, 101percentGooner wrote:

    Is it just me or would the Arsenal game last night have gone ahead if it had been televised? I watched the Stoke game and snow was piled up at the side of the pitch, there must have been snow outside the ground. But it was on TV, so it went ahead.

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    Make 'em tough in North Staffs.It's the oatcakes that does it...

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  • 123. At 5:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Is it a bid by Liverpool fans as to who gets to shoot him?? Could raise a lot of money.

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  • 124. At 5:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, foonyroo wrote:

    thank you for writing this robbo, my thoughts exactly

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  • 125. At 5:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    94 JDR - how do you think McGeady will do in the Premier League if he does leave Celtic?? Has always looked good when I have watched him, though the level of the defenders has been amateurish at best. Already know what Babel will be like, vastly overrated, but if we can get £10oddm for him, we should be snapping their hands off.
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    I think McGeady is a fantastic dribbler with the ball and great at running at defences. My problem with him is that his final ball isnt amazing and his awareness of whats going on around him isnt great either. As a result he can go on brilliant runs and beat man after man but too often no end product.

    Having said that I think he would be a fantastic signing if Birmingham got him. He was linked with Arsenal and Bayern in the past which indicates how highly rated he is and I cant imagine Celtic letting him go without a major fight.

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  • 126. At 5:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Colch, 1 billion quids worth of salt would indeed be a lot of salt. How many gritters does it take to grit/salt all of Britain, constantly, plus the wages of the blokes that drive the things (sometimes never). Plus the garages to park them in and the distribution of the salt and the buildings for the salt and the maintenance of the vehicles and the gear for the drivers and the GPS systems and the 14 layers of management and the new government road gritting department...it's cheaper to shut the country down and somebody already realised this or you'd be geared up already!

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  • 127. At 5:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    110. At 5:21pm on 07 Jan 2010, ColchesterFC wrote:

    105. At 5:17pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:
    The cost of Britain grinding to a halt every few years is less than the cost of the investment and maintenance of the equipment needed to keep the country moving!
    ----------------------------------------------------

    According to the news today Trott, businesses here lost approx £1billion becasue 45% of staff stayed at home. Surely you can buy a lot of salt and gritters for that much money
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    Are you speaking on behalf of the CBI, Colch?

    We, the people, like having extra days off.

    We, the people, are too materialistic and need to chill out and spend more time with our kids building snowmen.

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  • 128. At 5:30pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Just what the Doctor Ordered.

    ello Robbo another gem of goodies for us to digest.

    ello to the gang as well.

    I would very much like to comment on this blog but i have been advised that unless my journey is essential I should remain indoors so I am following this advice and staying at home.

    plus i have a sore throat so cant talk that much.

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  • 129. At 5:31pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    @126 but that £1billion was just for one day. If this weather stays for another week that's around £10billion. If the government give me that much money every 5 years I'll guarantee (FACT) that I will keep the roads open for them.

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  • 130. At 5:32pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    38. At 4:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:
    Thanks Jacks, a visit to Robbo's blog brings about a diverse education. One day soon, somebody will be on Mastermind specialising in topics discussed on Robbo's blog. The better schools will eventually offer 'O' & 'A' Levels in Robbo Blogging.

    Jack - I think Im a Levelle???? Or a Digger???? Defo not a Royalist

    Trott
    A bit of a repeat blog here but I watched Mastermind last Monday and one of the contestants specialist subject was
    "Man Utd 1990 - present"

    Question - how would you define a glory supporter?
    Answer - anyone who goes on Mastermind and picks "Man Utd 1990 - present" as their specialist topic

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  • 131. At 5:33pm on 07 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    H2H - me saying I prefer the now over the future or past...

    and as for Jame O'Hara, he won't rot in our reserves as 'Arry cancelled the reserve team at Spurs.
    He'll get the odd game, filling in here and there (LB, CM, LM)

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  • 132. At 5:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Bloggy quite right.

    TrotterUSA, quite right but wheres the moaning in that explanation? In Scotland they invest more in gritting activities because its more predictable and as a result business goes on as usual in the main. This year schools were even closed in Scotland. But we really should be moaning that even with global warming Britain will probably get colder!

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  • 133. At 5:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Well, tell 'em Colch!

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  • 134. At 5:35pm on 07 Jan 2010, jayatanfield wrote:

    At 119 it is nothing to do with the HSE.

    Arsenal using the councils advice decided to call it off on safety grounds because they feared their fans would be injured on Arsenal's premises which would have lead to a raft of claims made against them for compensation (nothing to do with HSE who deal with criminal breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act and it's various regs).

    If you want anyone to blame it is greedy injury claim lawyers and their clients.

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  • 135. At 5:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    118. At 5:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:
    JDR,with Stoke,Bolton and Fulham I was thinking more of Shawcross,Cahill and Hangeland being bought By Man City.
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    Under Hughes I would have said that these would most definately have been targets as they are the kind of player Hughes likes. With Mancini though they may be more interested in targetting the Continent and looking for some big name signings. Guys like Cordoba, Nesta, Cheilini, Mexes, Andreolli, Gamberini I would guess are all potential targets

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  • 136. At 5:37pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    You're right Dreamer, I'm sorry, I'll find something to moan about later.

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  • 137. At 5:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "Sir Alex's complexion will be scarlet right now, and it'll be difficult to tell whether it's down to the -18 in Manchester or his defender's gob"

    Or, indeed, something else.

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  • 138. At 5:39pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    115 I think the Britannia being right on the motorway probably helped get it on. Fair play to the bare-chested Fulham fans though, especially as they were 3-0 down at that point.

    I really fear for Pompey. They've pretty much admitted that they have to sell players, can't afford to pay the ones they have, and their 2 best players this season - Boateng & O'Hara - can't be sold as one has played for 2 clubs this season & the other isn't theirs!

    If West Ham can hold onto Cole Parker Green & Upson again they won't need any more players. The Coyle effect can save Bolton, and i think most other clubs down there will stick rather than take too many risks.

    To be honest if someone offers us 10mil for Babel then i'd carry him there on my back. He looks like he's pretty lightweight.

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  • 139. At 5:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    51. At 4:42pm on 07 Jan 2010, Scottishscouser wrote:
    All this anti PC stuff does my head in at times.

    On a sociological level I like that SS - its sort of post post modern???

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  • 140. At 5:42pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    With all this snow there's usually a rash of pregnancies and there's allegedly a lot of lasses in Bolton planning on having a coyle fitted.

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  • 141. At 5:42pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #138 Mojo - if Babel is indeed lightweight (and I agree with this view), at least he will be easy to carry on your back.

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  • 142. At 5:44pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "With all this snow there's usually a rash of pregnancies and there's allegedly a lot of lasses in Bolton planning on having a coyle fitted"

    Owen to the old weather?

    @141 do you think that Babel is any worse than Ngog? Babel seemed like a promising player when he first played for Liverpool. He seems to have gone backwards since then.

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  • 143. At 5:44pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #141 D'oh, I meant lightweight as on the pitch and on re-reading, you meant as in his looks.

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  • 144. At 5:47pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #142 Dreamer - difficult to tell between Babel and Ngog. Babel came with a good reputation, Dutch international and Arsenal also looked at him. We play him somewhat out of position and he has deteriorated quickly. Also, like many footballers appears to think he is better than he is.

    Ngog was an unknown and has improved this year and chipped in with a few goals, but still not anywhere near the finished article.

    I think Ngog could get better and be a fairly decent player, though definitely not a champions league player by any stretch of the imagination. Babel needs a new club and to play in right position and Liverpool need £10m.

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  • 145. At 5:48pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    66. At 4:50pm on 07 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:
    Spits,I would have loved to hear the inflection given to certain words at certain times of that call.....
    Scene 1,loo block no. 3
    Spits:"Well,obviously I understaaaaannnnnd the important point you mmmmmmmmmmakkkeeee regarding the [plop] Dutch office.....

    Jack - v v funny - a minor peice of constructive criticism - replace "plop" with "splash" - perfect

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  • 146. At 5:56pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Plop sounds so much more Dutch though.

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  • 147. At 5:56pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Don't worry Pilch, it was a poor attempt at humour. lightweight on the pitch definitely. Thinking about it, he might be quite heavy due to the rocks in his head.

    Re: Babel vs. Ngog, the one thing Ngog has shown that Babel hasn't is IMPROVAL. Buys you a lot of time with fans imo. He also seems to have a decent rapport with his teammates, which again Babel doesn't.

    Babel had it all - and from a very young age - but has never looked like fighting for the place he feels he deserves. He might well prosper with an arm-round the shoulder manaager, but you can bet you're bottom dollar Brum fans will be cursing him out before the season's end if they buy him, especially for 10mil.

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  • 148. At 5:56pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    nice to see all them self respecting females in skirts well above the knee and nipples like organ stops.

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  • 149. At 5:59pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    pilch666 - sounds like us and Nani. There's always that dread that they will turn out to be the real deal after you let them go. I think its a natural response by players when they are out of position and lacking in confidence they start to try and overcompensate and do the extravagent to catch the eye rather than knuckle down and play for the team. For us Valencia did the latter and Nani did the former although playing on the left as a right footer is never going to increase your confidence.

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  • 150. At 6:00pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Mojo - that pretty much sums up my thoughts about Babel and his "attitude". At least at Birmingham he would probably start most games and that can only help, especially as they are doing well at present. Interestingly though, he has looked a better sub than a starter for Liverpool, not that he has started often to be fair.

    I thought Babel would be ok this year as he is playing for a World Cup spot, but apparently not.

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  • 151. At 6:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Dreamer - is Nani out injured or just completely out of favour with AF?? He certainly seems very similar to Babel, though does have better somersaults, even if he has no real use for them :)

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  • 152. At 6:09pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    I can easily see Babel turning out to be a good player once he leaves Anfield. Benitez has a knack of just making some players seem average when they dont quite fit the system - Keane, Bellamy, to a lesser extent Crouch.

    Babel needs to move and Liverpool have not been getting the best out of him so the stalling must just be about squeezing value or lining up a replacement squad player.

    With Nani Im not as convinced he will do well outside Old Trafford. He has good skills but ultimately hes not really a "footballer".

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  • 153. At 6:11pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    Away from the climate whinging, a long way away in South Africa, where Britain started off before continental drift took us north, via pit stop at the equator to our present chilly locale (and Britain and Scandinavia will continue, over the next 150 million years to drift north to join northern Russia - but dont worry we'll be extinct by then) - a long way away from all this - ENGLAND DREW THE TEST! Well done lads, swann, Onions, and Bell writen off a few weeks ago saved the day. This is where all the grit went. Fantastic performance.

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  • 154. At 6:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, iplusplus wrote:

    I wish I'd had a PS Oojiwotsit whilst growing up, I could have had fun, whilst learning Dutch simultaneously. Interesting blog as usual Mr. Robson.

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  • 155. At 6:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Have South Africa beaten the South Africans in the test match or have the South Africans managed to bat for a draw or has there been a batting collapse by the South Africans

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  • 156. At 6:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    131. At 5:33pm on 07 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:
    H2H - me saying I prefer the now over the future or past...
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    Okidoki, I suppose it is the best time to be in, and as my time machine is broken I suppose I'm stuck here. (Just can't get the parts for the DeLorean)

    Look forward to your posts in the future......... Or in the past!?!

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  • 157. At 6:17pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #155 Thankfully the English players in the second South African team held on for a draw after the South Africans failed against the South African bowlers.

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  • 158. At 6:23pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    thank you Pilch666

    Im glad South Africa didnt loose and i agree with Blog it was a spirited performance by the South Africans to draw the test the future looks bright indeed for both South Africa and the South Africans.

    Ive just heard that niether South Africa nor the South Africans can now loose the series.

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  • 159. At 6:23pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Glad someone else watched it Blog! The only other team to get me sweating buckets and pacing my room like a Battery hen. In fact Rafa could do worse than sign up Colly & Onions as defensive cover so we can sell Degen, Kygriakos & both back -up keepers!

    I wouldn't be suprised to Babel flourish IF he gets the right conditions, but then he could also turn into the next Reyes. Crouch should never have been sold, i'm sure deep down even Rafa knows that. I agree regarding Keane and especially Bellamy - although Keane did miss a whole lot of sitters.

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  • 160. At 6:23pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    146. At 5:56pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:
    Plop sounds so much more Dutch though.

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    It does indeed, but it's actually more Belgian
    There's a kids tv programme called Kabouter Plop (Gnome Plop)
    He's so popular that he hes two theme parks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabouter_Plop

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  • 161. At 6:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    pilch we are not even pretending he is injured any more. I think he's on his way. They want him in Portugal because he has done well for the Portguese national side so maybe a swap for a left footed winger is on the cards.

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  • 162. At 6:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    For the record DG3, Both the Saffers played poorly. Colly & Onions are built on Pure Durham Grit.

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  • 163. At 6:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    Evening all.
    DG3 The South Africans are 1-0 up with one to play, therefore SA can lose the series.

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  • 164. At 6:35pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Pilch/mojo

    I agree with you guys that Babel's attitude has let him down, it's not the attitude you would expect from a L'pool player who hasn't really done anything great in the red shirt.

    I do howewver also agree with JDR about him, he needs to get far away from Rafa. I've seen him play for Oranje, and he seems to be a totally different player for the national squad. Do you remember Ned v Eng? He made Johnson look silly in that game.

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  • 165. At 6:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

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

  • 166. At 6:39pm on 07 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    H2H, when it comes to playing RB that's not difficult. Johnson has still a long way to go as a defender.

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  • 167. At 6:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    164. At 6:35pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    I do howewver also agree with JDR about him, he needs to get far away from Rafa. I've seen him play for Oranje, and he seems to be a totally different player for the national squad. Do you remember Ned v Eng? He made Johnson look silly in that game.
    ____________________

    Thats hardly an achievement

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  • 168. At 6:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "Gassy-shit (it’s so noisy, everyone within earshot is laughing)."

    Sounds like the oft quote Glaswegian graffiti - "Here I sit broken hearted paid a shilling but only farted"

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  • 169. At 6:43pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    168: i believe it is a line straight out of the famous song "this is a song for the often farted" by the famous 80's songwriter, competitive pie eater Bon Jovi

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  • 170. At 6:44pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Or Bon Jobi as he's often called by his closer friends.

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  • 171. At 6:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    " The South Africans are 1-0 up with one to play, therefore SA can lose the series. "

    So South Africa have to win the final match in order to square the series against the South Africans. But if the South Africans win they they will win the series 2-0. Its all to play for then.

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  • 172. At 6:51pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    so if the final game is called off because of Snow the South Africans have beaten South Africa 1-0 and thus win the series.

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  • 173. At 6:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    "Or Bon Jobi as he's often called by his closer friends."

    But not too close.

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  • 174. At 6:54pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    ""Or Bon Jobi as he's often called by his closer friends."

    But not too close."

    In point of fact H2H they are the ones who strayed too close.

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  • 175. At 6:59pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    @173 so poomour has it.

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  • 176. At 7:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, Geijo lets go wrote:

    Nice blog Robbo, possibly your best yet. On a fixture-related theme, I'd like to praise Blackpool.

    After recent refereeing decisions at the Vic (not that I would dream of singling out Stuart Attwell, Andy D'Urso or Keith Stroud), I had assumed that making a common sense, straightforward, mind numbingly obvious decision in the interests of the game and the fans was a mortal sin. Nonetheless, the Tangerines have made a fantastic one.

    http://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10432~1926057,00.html

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  • 177. At 7:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    H2H, i agree, which is what makes it all the more frustrating. There's nothing worse than seeing someone who was dog turd for your team turn into a world beater.
    Worse is someone who looked OK but just didn't fit for whatever reason. Examples of the former: David James, (No way he was playing for England while he was with us) & Diouf (for a little while at Bolton). Recent examples of the latter are Bellamy, Brad Friedel, Crouch & Ste Warnock.

    DG3 i see you've chosen to completely ignore my point. To be honest in his current form i'd be tempted to give KP back.

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  • 178. At 7:04pm on 07 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    I can pay Collingwood no greater compliment than to compare him favourably with Trevor "Barnacle" Bailey of Essex and England fame.

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  • 179. At 7:07pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    due to the possible massive fixture backlog due to inclement weather man u plc have put in planning permission to contruct a high speed rail link from Surrey to manchester.

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  • 180. At 7:08pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    mojo the trick is not sell to another premiership team. So selling players like Rossi, Pique and Forlan doesn't hurt you so much although the subsequent valuation of 20-30 million might smart a little.

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  • 181. At 7:10pm on 07 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    DG Man U plc are the good old days alas no more.

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  • 182. At 7:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Damn I logged on too late and missed all the fun in the snow. I love the snow because you get to see women that think they on top of the world slip and bust their @ss when traipsing down the street.

    Robbo, please dont worry about Vidic, he is going no where. Do you think he wants to leave and go to a club that offers no trophies or medals?? Come on, thats why people come to Man U!!

    JDR, good point about Nani, he is a waste....can we sell him to Boro, Robbo?!? Babel will do better elsewhere but he will never be at the highest level, too inconsistent. But Ngog is fairly better than him at this point

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  • 183. At 7:13pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Preach, did you hear his nickname in the commentary box is Brigadier Block? Absolute class.

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  • 184. At 7:18pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    sorry MOJO

    i was trying to fathom the word " saffers " i assume that Onions and Colly play for the South Africa B team but play for Durham on the County circuit.

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  • 185. At 7:19pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    re 182:

    Robbo, please dont worry about Vidic, he is going no where. Do you think he wants to leave and go to a club that offers no trophies or medals?? Come on, thats why people come to Man U!!
    _________________________

    Tell us, pray, why did Ronaldo leave then?

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  • 186. At 7:21pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    177, I can certainly sympathise with that mojo.

    Luckily lately, the last ten years or so, the only players to have left the Arsenal that have remained on the same level performance wise are Henry and Anelka, but Anelka did bounce around quite a few clubs (yours too) before finding his niche.
    We've admitedly lost quite a few influential team members but none of them (except those 2) have really set the world on fire at their chosen destinations.

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  • 187. At 7:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    please excuse my post 179 it made no sense whatsoever.

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  • 188. At 7:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    180, Spot on mate. For example i'm actually glad to hear Momo Sissoko is doing quite well for Juve, as he can't hurt us, plus i think he's a decent lad.

    The Vidic situation is an interesting one - i personally think this rift has been overplayed, but i wonder what SAF would do if Real or Barca offer 25mil in the summer for a 28-yr old defender arguably at his peak? Just ask Jaap Stam. I think Johnny Evans will become a prem regular, but can Rio's back be trusted?

    What say ye united fans?

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  • 189. At 7:36pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:


    H2, I still think about what could've been re: Anelka. Him and Owen were just starting to get an understanding. There were plenty of rumours that Houllier changed his mind about signing him because Anelka pressured him into revealing his plans earlier than he wanted, and Houllier & Thommo thought he'd be trouble.

    Obviously those kind of rumours must be taken with enough salt to clear London, but considering this was post-op when he went a bit funny it's kinda feasible. Seeing him at Bolton & City while we had Baros, Cisse and Emile was brutal.

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  • 190. At 7:37pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    187. At 7:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    please excuse my post 179 it made no sense whatsoever.
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    Why single out post 179 DG3? Surely apologise for all of your posts

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  • 191. At 7:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    No I hadn't Mojo, so thanks for that, it fits him to a T

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  • 192. At 7:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    185. At 7:19pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:
    re 182:

    Robbo, please dont worry about Vidic, he is going no where. Do you think he wants to leave and go to a club that offers no trophies or medals?? Come on, thats why people come to Man U!!
    _________________________

    Tell us, pray, why did Ronaldo leave then?

    He left because he had acheived everything and he wanted a new challenge. He also wanted to go to Spain. Plus Fergie got 80mil to help pay off the interest on the club

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  • 193. At 7:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    190. At 7:37pm on 07 Jan 2010, ColchesterFC wrote:
    187. At 7:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    please excuse my post 179 it made no sense whatsoever.
    -----------------------------------------------------

    Why single out post 179 DG3? Surely apologise for all of your posts
    _________________________________

    Could someone please apologies for all of mine as well?

    I coudnt be bothered

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  • 194. At 7:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    192. At 7:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:
    185. At 7:19pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:
    re 182:

    Robbo, please dont worry about Vidic, he is going no where. Do you think he wants to leave and go to a club that offers no trophies or medals?? Come on, thats why people come to Man U!!
    _________________________

    Tell us, pray, why did Ronaldo leave then?

    He left because he had acheived everything and he wanted a new challenge. He also wanted to go to Spain. Plus Fergie got 80mil to help pay off the interest on the club
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    I am stumped as to why has Vidic not won the same medals as Ronaldo bút I am stumped by a lot so . . . . .

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  • 195. At 7:44pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Unfortunately, Spitfire, I have only heard Vidic's agent mumbling and grumbling but I havent heard Vidic say anything. Until he does, then we can't believe it.
    If Fergie does sell him, beleive you me, its gonna be like 30-40 mil :)

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  • 196. At 7:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    188. At 7:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, themightymojo wrote:
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    I think selling Vidic would be a mistake - certaily 25 million would seem cheap at Reals level of spending.

    Evans will probably become a regular in the premiership - I just dont think it will be United. I see him ending up somewhere like Villa/Spurs after a couple more seasons and if he is asked to fill Vidic's boots he will find it tough going.

    I also think Man Utd and Ferguson in particular would feel under pressure not to be seen as 2nd best to the Spanish giants. They lost Ronaldo in a fairly publicised clash and to lose Vidic aswell would be a bit of insult - albeit they will be making huge money.

    I think the only way Vidic would be allowed go is if Ferguson was confident he had a suitable replacement to fill in and Im not convinced that its Evans. I think someone like Hangeland could be viewed as a potential replacement for Vidic though.

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  • 197. At 7:47pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #195 Unless of course they see Vidic play Liverpool when he goes to pieces and is not worth a fraction of that!!

    Personally, I think agents are much of the problem. Vidic is a good example and agents (brother) held back Anelka, except strangely at Chelski.

    Having caught up on the posts at last, all teams have players that leave and are better elsewhere. Sometimes its the system, sometimes they dont bond with their team-mates. Often, its only the great players who can play for any team they join.

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  • 198. At 7:54pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Throws big snowball at C.FC

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  • 199. At 7:56pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Pilch, could you give me an example of players that change clubs regularly and still perform at their best? Well besides CR7....

    JDR= Evans is good but he is too hotheaded to be the man in the back. As you pointed out, Fergie really doesnt want Vidic to leave unless its turns into a situation should as Lescott/Moyes where he played like crap towards the end of his Everton career.

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  • 200. At 7:59pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    With the way I drive I'm glad I don't live in Switzerland.......

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8446545.stm

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  • 201. At 8:00pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Admittedly some were only 2 clubs, but Shearer, Torres, Rooney, Parker (vastly underrated), Ashley Cole (annoyingly) and probably Joe too, and this is without thinking.

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  • 202. At 8:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Re Anelka.

    I think he could of been a legend if he wasn't so petulant, pilch makes a good point about his brother/agent, I thint he was probably as much to blame.

    Houlier probably made the right choice at the time, in letting him go. It wasn't really that surprising when there was no interest from a big club to sign him, noone wanted to take the risk.

    Bolton came in and saved his career, his attitude changed, but to be honest I half expected him to transform back into the "Incredable Sulk" when he moved back to the bright lights of Chelsea. But those days seem to be behind him now.

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  • 203. At 8:04pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    and a darts story as well......

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/8446647.stm

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  • 204. At 8:06pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    Ahhhh, cricket, most wonderful of sports. Spent all day at work (we have tv's) glued to it as there was hardly any racing on (for those who don't know I work in a bookies' call centre). Got everyone involved cheering each ball of the final 17, even my Irish boss who wasn't quite sure what was happening but was mightily pleased for us. Hugging colleagues, making Onions/crying jokes. Marvellous.

    As for Babel... I'm not sure we should sell to be honest, Mo. If Rafa does go in the summer then the crying Dutchman might play for another boss. He'll be amazing if he goes elsewhere, I just know it.

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  • 205. At 8:09pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    C.FC

    are you that well off then.

    thats one hefty fine

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  • 206. At 8:10pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    199. Capmbel, Henry, Wright ?

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  • 207. At 8:10pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Quotes contributed to Nemanja after the no-show vs. Leeds:

    " Everybody in the club knows that I have a marvellous understanding with my coach Ferguson.

    Ferguson said that he didn’t talk with the club doctor but he didn’t say that he doesn’t believe in my injuries and that we are in a fight, Vidic said. I am not unhappy at Old Trafford. I am just injured.

    I hope that I will be able to play as soon as possible".

    Like i say, conventional wisdom says he'll stay, but you never know in footie. JDR, i agree that Real will probably need to pay more due to recent history, but Barca might try and throw in one of their talented youngsters, like Sergio. 40mil & he will bite their hand off.

    I think Evans will make the grade - he was the reason why SAF let Pique go.

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  • 208. At 8:12pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    please strike 206 off if you may

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  • 209. At 8:14pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    205. At 8:09pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    C.FC

    are you that well off then.

    thats one hefty fine
    ------------------------------------------------

    It was more the "repeat offender" bit that I was worrying about. I've been stopped for speeding about 20 times in the last two years but have managed to talk my way out of all bar one of them.

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  • 210. At 8:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Word up Mr.B,

    I don't think i've ever sweated as much as i did this afternoon, and it's -6 outside!

    I reckon you're right about Babel tbh. Our injury record means we might need to keep him until the end of the season, and sad as it sounds we have to admit that this season Brum are our competitors. On top of that, a few goals at the world cup and the price goes back up.

    Another point: Dossena having medical @ Napoli on a 4-yr 4.25mil deal (rubs hands together). They'd have been better off buying this lad back who was on their books as a schoolboy. He's already proven to be a great defender.......
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Onions

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  • 211. At 8:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #209 CFC - presumably it was a different officer each time!! And by talk, do you mean bribe??

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  • 212. At 8:32pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Unbelieveable, £4.25m for Dossena. Has to be clsoe to one of the best deals ever, unless of course we receive any sort of money for Voronin.

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  • 213. At 8:37pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    Maureen... after today I'm gay for Graham Onions. The bit where it rolled up his entire body and lodged in his helmet (ooh er) was pure comedy, especially with the tension of the situation.

    Glad to be rid of Dossena... but a striker, a striker, my democratic people's republic for a (horse-faced possibly?) striker!

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  • 214. At 8:38pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Among Voronin, Dossena and Nani, who do you guys think is the absolute worst?? Be honest

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  • 215. At 8:39pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #213 Ole Horse face is most likely as everyone else costs this stuff that we don't have any of, money I think its called.

    I heard that this money comes when you have wealthy owners, not like us. Or Portsmouth, who seem to meet every poor billionaire there is from the Middle East.

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  • 216. At 8:39pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    Dossena. Slow, lazy, fat. Voronin has had success elsewhere and Nani clearly has ability, but Dossena (2 wonderful goals last season apart) is utter tripe.

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  • 217. At 8:41pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Trini - without a shadow of a doubt, it has to be Voronin. I cannot recall him ever making a contribution. At least Dossena has scored a couple of good goals (have to rely on that as he cannot defend to save his life) whilst Nani does a nice line in somersaults.

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  • 218. At 8:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Pilch- lmao -you made me blurt out laughing at the Nani part. Honestly though, apart from the stepovers, Nani offers nothing but impudence. Does not get in good positions, wastes a million shots trying to score from outside the box when he has a 2% possibility of scoring and gives away fouls.

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  • 219. At 8:49pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Tommy - surely slow, lazy and fat also applies to Voronin. Even an extra large shirt is skin-tight on him. Apparently he is good at selling lucky heather though.

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  • 220. At 8:55pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    True but he's made a few deposits in the Bundesbank, whereas I'm convinced that Dossena must be some sort of son of the mafiosi or there's no way he'd ever get in the Italian national team. Nani is a grade A ballet dancing prima donna. He reminds me of a short-haired Dana International.

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  • 221. At 9:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    lmao you guys have me cracking up with these descriptions. I wonder if Fergie would have been able to get the best out of Voronin and Dossena.

    Also why does Rafa persist in only buying Spanish players?? Isnt that a bit biased?? Does that mean Zola, Mancini and Anchelotti gonna flood their clubs with Italians??

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  • 222. At 9:02pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Tommy, you're only not saying Horrornin because he's you're doppelganger!

    He's the worst i've ever seen in a Liverpool shirt. Worse than Torben Piechnik. Worse than Nick Tanner. Worse than Jan Kronkamp. Worse than Sean Dundee. Worse than Gabriel Paletta. Worse than Salif Diao. Worse than Charles Itandje. Worse than Kygriakos. (i could go on, but it's making me quite depressed).

    Dossena is still 1st choice LB for Italy i believe, and is the only of the three guaranteed to go to SA. Lazy yes, bad defender undoubtedly, but did occaisionally put a good ball in, plus there's that goal @ OT.

    That game away @ Lyon, where he didn't contribute one thing in his big chance to shine summed it up. He didn't even wanna take a corner. Even Babel scored a screamer in that game!

    As for Nani, i think if he went to Porto, or maybe that great ex-prem graveyard Athletico Madrid he could do well. Never looked good enough for United though.

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  • 223. At 9:05pm on 07 Jan 2010, Mightymojo wrote:

    Trini, i think the only way SAF could get benefit from either of them was if he'd recommended them to us!

    BTW the Lyon comment was about Voronin - just re-read my message and it looked confusing.

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  • 224. At 9:07pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    Silence, Barry White! He is MY doppelganger, not vice versa. Plus I have a stunning ginger beard which Voronin only wishes he had. Oh, and you missed out Istvan Kozma from that list of shame.

    Trini - We've only got Torres, Riera and Reina to the mo. Maxi is an Argentine, should we sign him. But I take your point, and it's probably for the same reason that Houllier only bought from the French league and Big Sam scours the swamps... it's where he comes from and what he knows best.

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  • 225. At 9:14pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Trini - to be fair to Rafa, most of his Spanish buys were quite good compared to the other toilet. Would love to have kept Alonso and Arbeloa was fine against most premier league oppenents.

    You should think yourself lucky that SAF has not flooded you with Scottish players.

    And as another example, it is likely that Mancini will turn to the Italian leagues for Citeh.

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  • 226. At 9:20pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Cant believe you have missed the bleeding obvious. Arsene Wenger and the French. Perhaps you didnt see it.

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  • 227. At 9:22pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    Ahhhh, Monsieur Spitfeu. Bonsoir, mon frere! C'est vrai, je n'ai vu rien. C'est un parodie, n'est pas?

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  • 228. At 9:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    SAF knows that Scottish players arent the best so he would never try to sign them. Berbatov unless he ups his game the second part of this season will be SAF most expensive flop next to Veron. The funny thing was I was so excited when SAF took him from Spurs but I guess his way of playing does not fit in the MUFC way which is why he is not performing like 33mil

    That was a low crack abt Big Sam and the swamps lol

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  • 229. At 9:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Spits, that means he would probably pay and arm and a leg for Evra....

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  • 230. At 9:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Pah, I was talking about this long ago when I said (in a Robbo blog) that the reigning FA Vase holders, Whitley Bay FC, hadn't played for almost a month!

    Our pitch so frozen that Iceland have got planning permission for it and they're filming the first Disney big screen movie of Club Penguin on it. Our gates are so solidly welded with ice that it is widely predicted the only thing going through them in the future will be that big Asteroid in 2029.

    The hottest thing in our ground is the bloody Slush Puppy machine.

    You lot don't know you're born!

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  • 231. At 9:26pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Trini, surely Evra is above Arsene's age of consent??

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  • 232. At 9:28pm on 07 Jan 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    lmao hahahahahahahahahahaha @ Pilch. I hope that you are not trying to call Arsene a ped....le lmao

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  • 233. At 9:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Achtung Herr B.

    Passen Sie bitte liber auf! Sie können mich nicht mit Ihr französich kentniss beindrucken.

    Hier wird nür englisch gesprochen.

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  • 234. At 9:31pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    one more thing Wenger does is that he does not like to pay a lot for a player.

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  • 235. At 9:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    233: my grasp of written german is pants. here is how it is written correctly, without the spelling mistakes


    Achtung Herr B.

    Passen Sie bitte lieber auf! Sie können mich nicht mit Ihr französich Kenntnis beeindrucken.

    Hier wird nur englisch gesprochen.

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  • 236. At 9:41pm on 07 Jan 2010, TommyB wrote:

    And b*llocks, Spit, we can speak a lot of that, too.

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  • 237. At 9:43pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Spit - giz a cue mate????

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  • 238. At 9:48pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    I wonder how many different languages are understood by the regular posters on this U.N. of all things loosely football on BBC?

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  • 239. At 9:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Hi Spit,
    Dutch is pretty similar to German, so I could read that no problem.

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  • 240. At 9:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    You had me chuckling there Robbo, 7/10.

    Though hard to fully relate at the mo in the 30C+ weather in Sydney (Life's hard, I know).

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  • 241. At 9:53pm on 07 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    @238 Well you can add English to the list Spit. I just about understand it.

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  • 242. At 9:56pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    I can get away with a Teesside accent - just like

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  • 243. At 10:01pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Bo speaks Australian
    Trotter is fluent in Yank
    WoW from the anti girls club loves to talk cr@p, but to be fair he's not the only one.

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  • 244. At 10:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    I can get by in French, German and Ozzie (official language in these parts). Luckily the language skills extend beyong 'Thierry' (sorry Irish bloggers) Karl Heinz Rummenigge (luv saying that) and 'Fair Dinkum Pommy'.

    With all the dialects in the UK tho, I reckon eveyone there knows at least 30 languages without even thinking about it!

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  • 245. At 10:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    cr@p must be the winner than. hands down.

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  • 246. At 10:19pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Cr@p is universally spoken, although some people appear to be more fluent than others!!

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  • 247. At 10:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    does klingon count.

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  • 248. At 10:31pm on 07 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    247. At 10:27pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    does klingon count.

    DG3 - your grammar is terrible - it's "Is a Klingon able to count?" :)

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  • 249. At 10:31pm on 07 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    I can manage Koine Greek which in todays context might as well be cr@p.

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  • 250. At 10:31pm on 07 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    247 Only on Qo'noS

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  • 251. At 10:40pm on 07 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    on that note Im away to the roost back another time.

    alph veedasane all.

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  • 252. At 10:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Wonder if any of the Premier League games will get postponed this weekend as the weather is suppose to remain icy cold and in fact could deteriorate further.

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  • 253. At 10:58pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    my germans pretty good - raus raus raus englischer pigdog, hande hoche, zeig heil achtung surrender


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  • 254. At 11:05pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    So as its within 50 miles of the gorund H2H is a real fan as per the rules drafted and agreed to (sort of)in the previous blog
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    That makes me a real fan of all london clubs...

    G'day all....still trying to catch up here.

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  • 255. At 11:07pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    115. At 5:24pm on 07 Jan 2010, 101percentGooner wrote:

    Is it just me or would the Arsenal game last night have gone ahead if it had been televised?
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    It was being televised down here and it still didn't go ahead

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  • 256. At 11:12pm on 07 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    I know some German, though most of it from "art films" and of little use to be honest!!

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  • 257. At 11:16pm on 07 Jan 2010, trythisthen wrote:

    What the hell is Britain coming to? I went to the Arsenal page and saw that the Bolton game had been postponed because of "the snow". What BS is that? The top of the page showed a photo where it was obvious the photographer had got down behind two pennor'th of shovelled-up snow just to get the shot. The pavement in the background was just wet. Hope he didn't ruin his Gucci's.

    Wenger's been banging on about the fixture list lately, and now Arsenal adds fuel to Wenger's fire by postponing a playable game. Ridiculous.

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  • 258. At 11:18pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    good morning ttt,

    you seem to have finally woken up.

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  • 259. At 11:29pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    I think the only way Vidic would be allowed go is if Ferguson was confident he had a suitable replacement to fill in
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    I think the Glazers may have a say in who leaves the club, whether there's a suitable replacement or not.... but it looks like that's another subject well and truly gone... the problem with waking up late.

    H2 has already mentioned the fact that I speak Oz pretty fluently... better than I do English actually.

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  • 260. At 11:30pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    253... you pick that up off dad's army blog... it's where I learned my German too.

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  • 261. At 11:34pm on 07 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    230. At 9:25pm on 07 Jan 2010, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Pah, I was talking about this long ago when I said (in a Robbo blog) that the reigning FA Vase holders, Whitley Bay FC, hadn't played for almost a month!
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    Whitley sorry the clash with West Allotment Celtic was postponed.

    For anyone as interested in real football as me, here's a feature courtesy of Whitley Bay FC TV channel (Im not kidding). Liverpool should shop here.I think, corret me if im wrong, whitley, that you recently won some honour or other?

    http://www.whitleybayfc.co.uk/tv/player.asp?id=14


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  • 262. At 11:41pm on 07 Jan 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    brilliant that piece blog. WBWTV...are you on that video?

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  • 263. At 11:45pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    261... I thought you were not one for dwelling on the past blog... that reminded me of when I was a kid tramping round the country with the old man watching Orient.

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  • 264. At 11:48pm on 07 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    261, than you for that blogidy.

    That was, well, reassuring to say the least.

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  • 265. At 11:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Blog... is this your blog?

    http://blogdignag.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/

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  • 266. At 11:58pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    What has got into AV?

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Sol-Campbell-set-to-re-join-Arsenal-as-replacement-for-Philippe-Senderos-Exclusive-article280657.html

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  • 267. At 11:59pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Or even AW... bloody phonetics.

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  • 268. At 00:03am on 08 Jan 2010, john wrote:

    most enjoyable blog i've read yet, well done mister, two words.... crampons & chains. why anyone felt it was a good idea to postone a game in manchester played by two teams from manchester based less than 5 miles apart is beyond me and a joke and a half, these conditions can't be anymore dangerous than a scholes tackle

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  • 269. At 00:09am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Ah... life has returned to robbo's blog... I was beginning to think that everyone else' fingers were frozen to their keyboard.

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  • 270. At 00:10am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Janet or Boris?

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  • 271. At 00:15am on 08 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    You know what they say Bo, cometh the hour, cometh the man. If Sol is properly fit there are few better centre halves around. It might work.

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  • 272. At 00:15am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    265. At 11:52pm on 07 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Blog... is this your blog?

    http://blogdignag.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/
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    Bo - christ no.

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  • 273. At 00:16am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    An interesting insight into the Northern League but do you not think the people being portrayed in that clip were a bit stereotypical of the those found in the north east. I mean all those flat caps, cheeky urchins with mud on their faces and dogs paying a for a seat in the stands - anyone would think that stuff happens week-in. week-out in and around those environs.

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  • 274. At 00:19am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    266:

    I support it wholeheartedly.
    On the free and if fit, well able to cover if, god forbid, Gallas or vermaelen were to miss a game

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  • 275. At 00:22am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    G'day Zeb... how are things on the other side of the country this morning?

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  • 276. At 00:24am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    There is the problem of him walking after one game if he doesn't like what is going on though.

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  • 277. At 00:27am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    On the free and if fit, well able to cover if, god forbid, Gallas or vermaelen were to miss a game
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    That is why Sylvestre was brought in... one of AW's biggest mistakes in my mind.... although I am sure Campbell is a better option even at a pensionable age.

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  • 278. At 00:28am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    Zeb -
    1. definitely boris.

    boris who?

    2. they're real people zeb. everyone south of birmingham was invented by students on a creative writing course at the university of east anglia

    3, the chinese are taking over. there'll be chinese moon cities.

    4. dogs go half price.

    5. boiiing!

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  • 279. At 00:28am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    276: I believe he saw something wasnt quite right at the moment.

    He is, perhaps in my opinion only, by the events that followed.
    A dodgy ownership and takeover etc.

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  • 280. At 00:31am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    blog, have you by any chance swallowed an abacus or a counter

    most your recent posts are numbered

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  • 281. At 00:31am on 08 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    Greetings Zeb, I was born, bred and dragged up in a strong mining community in the East Midlands and I can remember being taken to watch the colliery team my dad worked at. There was a profusion of flat caps,urchins, dogs, ponies and on occasions two or three horses tethered on the training area. There was always a number spare footballs in case a dog put his teeth through the match ball.

    It was sufficiently typical to occasion no comment.

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  • 282. At 00:33am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    278... are (4) dogs at half price after (3) the chinese take over?.. I guess with 4 following three it has to be the case.... I have answered my own question.

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  • 283. At 00:33am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Blog I can see why people shouldn't live in the past as Phil Brown has a part-time job re-living the good ol' days as lead singer of Thunderbird 5! Apparently, Bedford's best. And there was me thinking it was a lonely job on this space station. I'm off to top myself, can't bear the though of him singing all those old favs whilst sporting that tan.

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  • 284. At 00:35am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    That's a natural tan Zeb.

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  • 285. At 00:37am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Oooooo - I do not know what to do now - people are actually here at the same time as me, it's all too much.

    Bo another day, another sun-drenched dollar.

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  • 286. At 00:37am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    Spit

    its jus a manifestation of my orderly and logical miNddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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  • 287. At 00:40am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Bo another day, another sun-drenched dollar.
    ==============================

    It get monotonous doesn't it mate, all that sun and getting paid to boot.

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  • 288. At 00:46am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Saying that, I'm actually jealous of not being in all that cold weather. I remember when I were a lad - christ here we go - going down to Ashton Gate (it was the nearest ground for us to see any first division action) and watching, through the snow, fog and scarf covering most of my face, the occasional glimpse of an orange ball and the odd football player. Couldn't see the goals or any action unless it was on the wing nearest us. We're all pansies nowadays.

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  • 289. At 00:48am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Bo but someone has to do it.

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  • 290. At 00:51am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    zeb i saw, or didnt see, a game at vale park when the ball disappeared in the fog beyond the half way line. it just added to the beutiful mystery of things for me.

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  • 291. At 00:54am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    They do Zeb... it's a sacrifice we have to accept I guess... anyway, I'm off for the day... enjoy yerselves.

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  • 292. At 00:58am on 08 Jan 2010, arsenal juice wrote:

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  • 293. At 00:58am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Blog very similar thing, I think the only people who knew whether a goal had been scored or not, other than the players and, I presume, referee, were those immediately behind the goals but, there again, they only know about the goals being scored at 'their' end. I think I had to wait until after the final whistle to find out the score when it was eventually relayed up to the ground announcer. Them were the days!

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  • 294. At 00:59am on 08 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    285. At 00:37am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:
    Oooooo - I do not know what to do now - people are actually here at the same time as me, it's all too much.

    Zebedee - and Ive stayed up late expecially :)

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  • 295. At 00:59am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    arsenaljuice - what are you trying to say?

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  • 296. At 00:59am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    arsenaljuice -
    speak up, man

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  • 297. At 00:59am on 08 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    Coming back to my earlier post I can still remember seeing this sheepdog grabbing the match ball and legging it out of the ground being chased by colliery officials.
    We didn't see it again and the man I always called Uncle Arthur was cussing fit to bust because it was a brand new ball being used for the first time.

    The dog's owner was not popular.

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  • 298. At 01:01am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    fbh I'm honoured.

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  • 299. At 01:02am on 08 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Sorry Zebedee - its 1am and cold
    p.s. Where in oz are you? Where is Bo based? I know Bo is a gooner and Os man - yourself???

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  • 300. At 01:03am on 08 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Arsenaljuice - I agree!!

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  • 301. At 01:06am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

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  • 302. At 01:07am on 08 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    Come back Arsenaljuice all is forgiven

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  • 303. At 01:08am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    I'm in Sydney and an STFC man. Bo's on the other side of this island, near Perth (I'll answer for him as I think he's left for work).

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  • 304. At 01:10am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    yep zeb, fine at our end, but about 3 people in the away end - home fans lost in the fog. no noise to betray procedings. you could imagine sublime skills, cruyff turns, goal of the seasons, or you could imagine the teams colluding and just sitting down and having a chat and a fag just beyond the line of visibility.

    like a personality test. how idealistic/cynical are you about your fellow man?

    when i was a kid you could sit on the wall and see 2/3 of the pitch, same thing really.

    the past was rubbish, lets face it.

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  • 305. At 01:14am on 08 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Spit - you and Arsenaljuice got somekind of soecial thing going on???

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  • 306. At 01:15am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Agreed, the only thing the past is good for is showing you what not to do in future and even then we f*@k it up.

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  • 307. At 01:16am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    fbh, i thought what i said in 301 was a perfectly balanced response to 292

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  • 308. At 01:16am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    spit it out

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  • 309. At 01:17am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Unless they've found a way to type in a white font?

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  • 310. At 01:18am on 08 Jan 2010, TerryFBH wrote:

    Zebedee - the Science and Technology Facilities Council - theyre rubbish

    Went to uni with a lad from Swindon - brockett was his last name - swindon a small town??? You might know him???

    ANyway night chaps

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  • 311. At 01:20am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    the past eh.

    http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/the-past-you-can-never-go-back-sigh-demotivational-poster.jpg

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  • 312. At 01:21am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    i think arsenaljuice must be the shy retiring type.

    im going to say it no better not. yes i will. hang on this is a dumbass thing to say. quick delete it. there. oh no pushed the button. bum.

    weve all been there. ive changed, tho i now ONLY post the dumbass comments. i keep the other stuff for my "Janet's life with her pony" blog, which Bo outed earlier.

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  • 313. At 01:24am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    I remember someone mentioning the birth rate goes up after a cold snap (well 40 weeks after anyway) - which is a good thing as I think I'm the result of me mum and dad keeping warm through this one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1962%E2%80%931963_in_the_United_Kingdom

    and the timeline to-date looks eerily similar to that you are experincing now. Roll on February.

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  • 314. At 01:28am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    blog that blog is off-the-wall enough for you but it can't be you as I'm sure you'd be more prolific than 2 blogs a year.

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  • 315. At 01:34am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    zeb i can almost not believe that two people can similarly gormlessly misspell a reference to gulliver's travels (if i was literate id be blogdingnag) to the point where im questioning whether i ever suffered from amnesia in 2008 after a short-lived totally out-of-character obsession with ponies

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  • 316. At 01:39am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    As:

    it's all gone quiet over there,
    it's all gone quiet over there,
    it's all gone quiet, it's all gone quiet,
    it's all gone quiet over there.

    I'm off to get some refreshments. Will pop back later and speak to myself for a while before heading off for the weekend. Night all.

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  • 317. At 01:39am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    zeb im also paranoid and habitually suspect fellow bloggers of trying to drive me mad with references to GNev, SAF, Whitley Bay; pies etc but I KNOW IT WAS YOU SPITFIRE!





    (just kidding, Spit)

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  • 318. At 01:41am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    Thunderbird 5 to earth. Where's Zebedee? he said he'd show me the controls.

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  • 319. At 01:42am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Don't mention the ponies as I'm sure I saw a rather disturbing link to a story earier about them and I'm sure... no, I've said too much. That cold one is calling me.

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  • 320. At 01:55am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    "That cold one is calling."

    Pony necrophilia? now that is niche porn, zeb.

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  • 321. At 05:32am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    @318 it's my week off of 5, I'm on Thunderbird 3.

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  • 322. At 05:44am on 08 Jan 2010, Zebedee wrote:

    Sorry, I've had too many beer to make any sense at this time of day. Anyway if you want any gear on the weekend get in touch with this guy - he's very reliable:

    http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/lookup/round6x20x12x04xfc/$file/round6x20x12x04xfc.jpg

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  • 323. At 06:08am on 08 Jan 2010, goodoldko wrote:

    Jacks 'One of my smoggie punters knows him'...Surely that's not the way to refer to one of your more stylish customers from The North's Utopia?

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  • 324. At 08:12am on 08 Jan 2010, greg wrote:

    honestly, I love Robbo´s comments, but this.....totally ridiculous. I had to go through a ton of registrations so I could say this......think safety around the grounds, as well as the pitches....think fans comforts not swigging beer in the Blue Bell.

    Every week, Robbo´s Blog is on the front page of bbc, this has been relegated to the premier league page.....division 3.......

    if United beat Birmingham, it will be only because the game was not called off.......losing my respect for Robbo......

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  • 325. At 08:32am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Learn to live with it greg... you'll soon be as crazy as everyone else here.

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  • 326. At 08:46am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Doesn't seem as though Jack has made it to the shop so far today... have fog in Buxton so I believe.

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  • 327. At 08:49am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    178. At 7:04pm on 07 Jan 2010, redpreacherman wrote:

    I can pay Collingwood no greater compliment than to compare him favourably with Trevor "Barnacle" Bailey of Essex and England fame.

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    I'm with you on that one,raspberry.Imagine if "the Boil" played for England today.Bat at 4,30 overs a day.And marvelous anecdotes.

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  • 328. At 08:52am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    G'day Bo.I'm here.Roads are fine.I take my two little angels to school Tuesday and Friday as Mrs. Jack starts early those 2 days.Plus I've spent the last 15 minutes getting rid of the ice by the front door.If I didn't this might happen...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ush5caZ1wj8

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  • 329. At 09:03am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    319.

    Not this one, perchance?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/8444134.stm

    They must be putting something funny in the crisps.

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  • 330. At 09:05am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    It should be fairly easy to say it wasn't consensual,BTP.The horse must have said "neigh"

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  • 331. At 09:07am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Why is it we get some of our greatest laughs from other people's misfortune Jack... I haven't laughed so much in years.... I'll save that page and go back each day for my daily dose of laughter.

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  • 332. At 09:13am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a Leicester man accused of having sex with a horse and a donkey, after he failed to turn up to court.
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    Did he have sex with the horse and donkey after he failed to turn up in courrt... and as for the donkey... he haw what was going on but said nothing.

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  • 333. At 09:14am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    So many puns.

    The Mane of La Mancha?

    Donkey Hurty?

    Sorry.

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  • 334. At 09:18am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    It's the donkey I feel for most.

    Obviously on the rebound.

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  • 335. At 09:21am on 08 Jan 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    BTP.. the Donkey has been pun-ished enough... leave it be.

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  • 336. At 09:26am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Speaking of manes...

    http://www.oleole.com/blogs/the-kop-end/posts/the-hard-life-of-andriy-voronin

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  • 337. At 09:26am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    And donkeys, for that matter.

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  • 338. At 09:32am on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Morning all.

    Good lawd it´s cold today, I was out ang about a few hours ago and iot was minus 9 celsius, that´s just not right.

    328, did he do the dirty deed with the donkey and horse at the same time?

    Would that be considered a menagerie a trois?

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  • 339. At 09:43am on 08 Jan 2010, Jordie Kitching wrote:

    I don't know what some of you are on about, anyone can write a bunch of garbage about who they think will, be signed, but the truth is, nobody cares, because we all know Robbo doesn't really know who's going where so what's the point in his opinion on that? Vieira is the only real big one that looks close and he gave his opinion on that.

    If he had written a blog on transfers, I wouldn't have bothered reading it. This was an entertaining article reflecting how many English football fans feel that in this day and age we can't get the football on because it's snowing! Of course this is anti-PC, PC is ruining the fixtures in our football season! FGS it astounds me at how many people actually comment to complain on every single one of these blogs no matter how reasonable they are.

    Robbo thank you for writing an article slating the health and safety maniacs that are stopping us playing our beautiful game. You describe exactly how I feel. And thanks for the mention of our Keith and his tights lol!

    And whoever it was that said this article was almost like saying we should still throw bananas at black players - shame on you. Basically your calling Robbo a racist now. What a completely stupid unjust comment

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  • 340. At 09:46am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Apparently there was no attempt at seduction.Straight in,no messing.Behaved like an animal.Although he's hardly the stud is he?Hoofing about like an ass.A lot on his mind as well,so he's a bit of a beast of burden.I just think hee-haw to know better.

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  • 341. At 09:49am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    And whoever it was that said this article was almost like saying we should still throw bananas at black players - shame on you. Basically your calling Robbo a racist now. What a completely stupid unjust comment
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    That was me ha ha!

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  • 342. At 09:51am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    And who said satire is dead?

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  • 343. At 09:53am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    As regards the actual Robbo piece.

    It's all well and good whining about how we can't get to the footy because it's snowing, but I'm sure Robbo, being the backwards Northerner he undoubtedly is, couldn't wait to vote in the party which has piled more health and safety crap onto the back of this country more than any other in our history.

    Hypocrite? Surely not.

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  • 344. At 09:59am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

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

  • 345. At 10:04am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

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

  • 346. At 10:04am on 08 Jan 2010, stevey_b wrote:

    By the way Holloway2Holland good post but the Carling Cup Semi Final is at Eastlands not OT lol

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  • 347. At 10:06am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

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

  • 348. At 10:06am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    And if you'd like to give me your real name while you're accusing me of racism, then we can take this further.

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  • 349. At 10:09am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

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

  • 350. At 10:10am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    No problem, I've already took the matter up with the BBC.

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  • 351. At 10:10am on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Thanks Stevey, I´ve been called up on that already.

    Whata mistaka to maka.

    But to be honest if Robinho can also make the same mistake, then I don´t feel that bad about it. He thyought he was going to be at OT too. (allegedly)

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  • 352. At 10:11am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

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

  • 353. At 10:12am on 08 Jan 2010, Oli wrote:

    Have you ever played in snow? No one wants to see rubbish football and if teams did play in the snow it would be awful. We're meant to have the best league in the world and we can't afford to play terrible snowy football if we're to maintain that perception.

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  • 354. At 10:15am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Blogs, i re-read your comments made yesterday regarding the present being better than the past and i now agree but only because they were made in the past... Anything you say today i disagree with...

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  • 355. At 10:20am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Whoa, sorry thiers me making my inane banter i din't even realise you was in the midst of a race war...

    BTP, Blogs... i dont think just getting all your comments deleted is a particularly good way of settling your differences... In aldershot we have a saying "come on then you cnut i'll smash your farkin face in you shytehawk mothers itch" And i dont think thats ever been truer than at this point...

    And so you know i'm not picking sides i think your both wrong, and i think everyone else is wrong as well, me included... with technically does make everyone right, including myself!

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  • 356. At 10:23am on 08 Jan 2010, fergie knows best wrote:

    JDR

    If you came to read a purely informative blog focusing on a particluar view then haven't you realised now after 12,000 posts on every robbo robson blog that it is not really the aim of his blog??!!
    If you want these things then go and read phil mcnulty's blog or Mr Vickery's blog.
    This blog is meant to be a 'musing' blog. Something more relaxed with no rigid robotic topic or debate, just a summary of anything currently cropping up. HAVE YOU STILL NOT REALISED THIS!?
    You're boring people to death with the same template response every week. People enjoy the humour and light heartedness of it, god only knows the BBC needs some.
    So get a grip and be rid of your Victor Meldrew ways please god! Its people like you that depress this country so much.

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  • 357. At 10:23am on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    354 RBA,

    If you want to disagree with our mates Bloggy´s posts today, you´ll have to read them fast, they´re getting removed quicker than a QPR manager and just as unjustly too.

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  • 358. At 10:24am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    RBA - hope you didnt miss this one - read it quick though Ive now got my own personal censor so its about to be modded.

    Given up on our little debate hve you BTP? ha ha! You'll be undoing your flies for someone else soon, i suppose?

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    97. At 5:11pm on 07 Jan 2010, you wrote:

    86. At 5:03pm on 07 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Blogs say he prefers the present, me.. i prefer the past... But which one is better??? Thier only one way to find out.

    FIGHT!!!
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    I prefer the future, RBA. And dont even think of a fight because we've got ray-guns.

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  • 359. At 10:25am on 08 Jan 2010, collie21 wrote:

    flippin heck it's the fans not the footballers. The FA don't want to feel responsible for someone killing someone else on the way to or from a match!
    By the way what is this fashion that has me worried now, It's like the managers name has some sort of reference to the team and club. Arsen at Arsenal with Arshavin, Mancini at Mancity...then there is Brown at Hull and Trollope at Bristol, very worrying indeed.

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  • 360. At 10:25am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "hee-haw to know better"

    You got there in the end Jacks. Well done.

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  • 361. At 10:27am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I've been thinking about doing this for a while(deep breath,here goes)Please leave JDR alone.When Joe comes on and writes about football he makes sensible,lucid points.If I raise a point with him,he answers it and I find he speaks a lot of sense.I'm aware(as everyone else is)that some of Robbo's blogs don't float his boat.In fairness to Joe the above isn't great.So allow him his time to make his point.
    There,I feel better for that.

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  • 362. At 10:27am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    So blogs did you predict the moderation of your posts in the future?

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  • 363. At 10:28am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    Quickly want to say - ha ha - best laugh ever this a.m. - agree with collie and stevie and if i could just say i have NEVER referred anyone else's posts for moderation ever.

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  • 364. At 10:28am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    360. At 10:25am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "hee-haw to know better"

    You got there in the end Jacks. Well done.
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    Apparently Dreamer,the fellow in question got there in the end twice...

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  • 365. At 10:31am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    UD (quickly) I knew you were going to say that.
    Jacks - i agree aand have sid so a few times, JDR is a star posted, although i usually disagree wih what he says.
    funny that isnt it that we disagree with each other.
    most of us can usually keep it civilised unlike some ridiculous twonk whom i shall not name in this soon-to-be modded post

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  • 366. At 10:35am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I feel like I've missed something when I see a moderated post. I think the moderators would be onto a winner if they temporarily and "inadvertantly" unmoderated the posts. How about it mods?

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  • 367. At 10:37am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    357 - H2H - i appreciate that, mate.
    tbh there were a few things i was storing up for said poster who i would describe as one-way sensitive.

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  • 368. At 10:38am on 08 Jan 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me if I take offence to being labelled a racist.

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  • 369. At 10:40am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I never realised but the origin of the phrase beyond the pale is apparently;

    The area of Ireland called “the Pale” inside the Dublin region formerly controlled by the British is often said to have been the inspiration for this expression.

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  • 370. At 10:41am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    You are all racists if you think Robbo is rasict, and even if you dont.

    Robbo cant be racist considering he is actually black.

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  • 371. At 10:41am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Blogs, the problem with your Ray-gun toting future is that when fossil fuels run out and renewable energy sources are abandoned for the voodoo which craft they are, gas-guzzling ray-guns will be useless... and it is me and my proud tribe of retro warriors and our Bows (of oz) and Arrows (of Taylor and Wade) who shall reign supreme...

    If all of Blogs posts get modded i'm going to out on the left side of normality all on my avante garde lonesome...

    What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bee and he told me about the butcher and my wife.
    I dont get no respect see!

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  • 372. At 10:41am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    re 370:

    And he hates F1

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  • 373. At 10:46am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    372. At 10:41am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    re 370:

    And he hates F1
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    Good,because it's dull.I know that the technology makes it's way into our clapped out old bangers,and our cars as well.But man alive.Round and round,no overtaking,Bernie Ecclestone.Dull as a box of dirt.
    Oh,and can i add this for Spits and H2,in case the game goes ahead tomorrow..."Keep right on to the end of the road.Keep right on to the end...."

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  • 374. At 10:48am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    371. At 10:41am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    If all of Blogs posts get modded i'm going to out on the left side of normality all on my avante garde lonesome...
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    Is that a village near Aldershot,RBA?

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  • 375. At 10:48am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    In point of fact, the original BTP/BNP "quip" was not a ref to BNP race policy (they dont have one by law) but i acknowledge it was BelowTheBelt, as have been, literally, several of your comments to me.
    Lets just ignore each other shall we?



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  • 376. At 10:52am on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    Now whats happening in the world of footie, pies and woodland critters?

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  • 377. At 10:54am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Blogidy,just a thought.How does BTP state his agreement to the above post?I'm happy to be intermediary.

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  • 378. At 10:54am on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    370 Spit,

    It´s actually racist to say "Robbo cant be racist considering he is actually black."

    He has as much right as any other coluor to be anything he wants.

    Except for those strangaly orange coloured people, who can't be trusted.

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  • 379. At 10:55am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I just kicked a squirel pie in to a colleagues face... (it was shaped like an edwoardian town house)...

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  • 380. At 10:56am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    379... the pie, not my colleagues face...

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  • 381. At 10:56am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    #376,Bologidy.The weasels aren't best happy.Their game against Stoat city has been cancelled(problems on the A50,apparently).Still,plenty of Wright's Pies left over from Christmas for them.And I believe Preach is knocking up a batch for them.

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  • 382. At 10:56am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I actually think people take being accused of being a racist too seriously. Racism isn't right but prejudice is in all of us and sometimes it is unrecognised by ourselves. Without being able to openly talk about it issues don't get resolved and the problem prevails.

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  • 383. At 10:58am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    H2H - you had BETTER not be talking about Wes Brown!

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  • 384. At 10:58am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Dreamer,I think the only deep seated prejudice buried within us all is a loathing of Ol' Bacon Face.There,I've said it.
    Oh,and GNev.
    And GNev's "tache"
    And....is there a theme developing here?I know Bo even refuses to type the name of the devil's team in full.So I'm not alone...

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  • 385. At 10:59am on 08 Jan 2010, collie21 wrote:

    369. At 10:40am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:
    I never realised but the origin of the phrase beyond the pale is apparently;

    The area of Ireland called “the Pale” inside the Dublin region formerly controlled by the British is often said to have been the inspiration for this expression.

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    Without getting political, just for information sake. Those beyond didn't speak English and were not considered under the rule of the English crown. So the phrase Beyond the Pale sort of means the same thing as not kosher. Or that is not the way we do things here! Plenty of comments on certain blogs here are way beyond the pale if you ask me. Like all of us telling McNulty how to do his job for example

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  • 386. At 11:00am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Loathing of success is not racist, its human.

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  • 387. At 11:00am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    373. At 10:46am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Oh,and can i add this for Spits and H2,in case the game goes ahead tomorrow..."Keep right on to the end of the road.Keep right on to the end...."
    ______________________________________

    It may well be sound advice for H2H but, jacks, you will get me killed if you want be to drive on the right side of the Road.

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  • 388. At 11:00am on 08 Jan 2010, collie21 wrote:

    370. At 10:41am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:
    You are all racists if you think Robbo is rasict, and even if you dont.

    Robbo cant be racist considering he is actually black.

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    Since when is it only white people who can racist?

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  • 389. At 11:01am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I think Dreamer,H2 was making reference to either Hull's manager or this...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/578945.stm

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  • 390. At 11:01am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2H, Umpa-lumpas may be in a minority in this continent but it is ill-thought comments like that which continue the segragation of these proud orange chocalate worker!

    "I have a dream, oompa lumpa do-ba-dee-doo, one day i'll be as equal as you"

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  • 391. At 11:02am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Spits,it's the song B'ham city fans sing.I'm trying to keep this up for you,but don't know many others.The other song that reverberates around St. Andrew's is "Sh*t on the Villa..."

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  • 392. At 11:04am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    390. At 11:01am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2H, Umpa-lumpas may be in a minority in this continent but it is ill-thought comments like that which continue the segragation of these proud orange chocalate worker!
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    I thought it was Terry's that meda chocolate orange?

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  • 393. At 11:06am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    collie - prejudice + power = racism. Well its a bit more complicated than that as its the specific role of prejudice in reinforcing inequality. Otherwise its just prejudice. That's why I have a problem with people point blank denying they are racist because most of the time they are not aware of its impact but deny it regardless of their ignorance because they associate with perjorative prejudice which strictly speaking it is not.

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  • 394. At 11:06am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    392.. thats what "the man" wants you to think... open your eyes the writings on the wall... 9/11...

    Oh and can everyone stop talking about racism, you crackers are doing my head in!

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  • 395. At 11:06am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    378. At 10:54am on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    370 Spit,
    It´s actually racist to say "Robbo cant be racist considering he is actually black."
    He has as much right as any other coluor to be anything he wants.
    _______________________________________

    Thats right and he knows it, he hasnt given up on his childhood dream of becoming a member of the Jackson 5.

    Although, I did not mean Robbo was Black as in he is of Black skin colour through parentage but he is black owing to all the chimney smoke has let settle on his face.

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  • 396. At 11:07am on 08 Jan 2010, collie21 wrote:

    392. At 11:04am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:
    390. At 11:01am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2H, Umpa-lumpas may be in a minority in this continent but it is ill-thought comments like that which continue the segragation of these proud orange chocalate worker!
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    I thought it was Terry's that meda chocolate orange
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    That explains hulls miserable record then, they are all too short.

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  • 397. At 11:09am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Jacks so long as its not Wes Brown - I will instruct Gazza's tache to seek out and destroy any cockney accents found in the Neverlands.

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  • 398. At 11:10am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    I may have inadvertantly unearthed a childhood picture of P. Brown

    http://www.alltogetherbounce.co.uk/USERIMAGES/orange%20face%281%29.jpg

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  • 399. At 11:11am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I looked at robbos picture and he is grey (a mix of black and white, what a symbol of hop inthe new millenium)... also is his mouth open or is a bushy hitler style tash? Your thoughts please...

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  • 400. At 11:12am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I won't be happy until Phil Brown joins Blackpool then the balance of the universe will be restored.

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  • 401. At 11:12am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    RBA - is it a black and white photo?

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  • 402. At 11:13am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    My bad - its Friday. A bit slow on the uptake.

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  • 403. At 11:14am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    He has a green coat and red and white hat/scarf... its at the top of the blog, have a butchers.

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  • 404. At 11:14am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Robbo, come out of your warm and cozy bunker and tell us, is that really you?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_y8SPNbAAKo8/SdjdKvau6YI/AAAAAAAAEUg/50AKQDa8CK0/s400/Barack-Obama-and-Adolf-Hitler.jpeg

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  • 405. At 11:15am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Is he drinking Starbucks, the little metrosexist.

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  • 406. At 11:16am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    404... who would make that and why??? And what did you type in to google to find it???

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  • 407. At 11:17am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    405, its one of them fancy guiness microphones...

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  • 408. At 11:18am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    RBA - I imagine "politics for rednecks".

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  • 409. At 11:19am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Actually true - he does look like a Motty with a moustache.

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  • 410. At 11:23am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I'd prefer Motty with a gag heh heh

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  • 411. At 11:27am on 08 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    Morning all. Good to see that you've been keeping the mod's busy. I'm still trying to work out who the racist is. As my dear departed grandmother used to say "I'm not racist. I dislike everyone apart from my own family. And even some of them I don't like very much"

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  • 412. At 11:30am on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Looks like I am a bit late today, never seen so many moderated posts. What have I missed??

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  • 413. At 11:34am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    A race war... yep a bonafied official race war... apart from that pilch, nothing really...

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  • 414. At 11:35am on 08 Jan 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    412: apparently the civil rights movement

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  • 415. At 11:37am on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Ok, now read what has not been modded. So, are we all racists or none of us??

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  • 416. At 11:38am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I think on this site its more a case of "civil wrongs"

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  • 417. At 11:38am on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Oh, just a race war. Nothing important then.

    Out of interest, is Wes Orange related to a certain Phil B??

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  • 418. At 11:39am on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    And its definitely a hitler style tache on Robbo. An interesting role model who could also be potentially called a racist. Amongst other things.

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  • 419. At 11:39am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    All of us some of the time but only some of us all of the time... its up to you what camp you settle in...

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  • 420. At 11:41am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Colch,I've been witness to it all.It's not racism,or prejudice that's the problem.It's the fact we all hate United....

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  • 421. At 11:41am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Re 420,not your United,Colch,obviously...

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  • 422. At 11:44am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    It appears Vidic is out because of a damaged nerve.I don't think it's his nerve that's been struck...

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  • 423. At 11:44am on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #419 I dont like camps, much prefer hotels. Does that make me prejudiced against campers??

    #420 Yep, very true. :)

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  • 424. At 11:47am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    #417 - more than a suspicion I suspect;)

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  • 425. At 11:48am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    #421 - the damned United then??? You can't be a real Ipswich supporter if you don't hate Colchester.

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  • 426. At 11:50am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Pilch, yes, yes it does you monster!

    And your right off course Jacks, its not about racism or prejudice or coulrophobia its about United, as they truly are the harbinger of all bad thoughts and actions on the planet... Pure concentrated evil

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  • 427. At 11:54am on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    RBA.

    If you're refering to the Oompa Lumpas in Gene Wilders' chocolate factory, then indeed apologies may be needed.

    However with regards to the Oompa Lompa (as it was only really one) and his army of evil clones in the factory of Johny Depp my opinions remain the same.

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  • 428. At 11:54am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    (just for the record what united are we all hating... i just saw a bandwagon and jumped on board!)

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  • 429. At 11:56am on 08 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    @428 Seeing a bandwagon and jumping on RBA? Does that make you a Man Utd supporter (since 1990)

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  • 430. At 11:57am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2... Proper orange men with green hair singing songs and keeping the chocoate industry alive... Also enriching the ethnic tapestry of industrial britain... It has to be Gene Wilder, Edward Scissor hands hasn't got shyte all on "the Wako Kid"...

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  • 431. At 11:58am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    429, it makes me a man united hater since 1991.

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  • 432. At 12:02pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Further research has shown it to be the "Waco" kid... my apologies...

    Blazing saddles though, if you ever want to learn about racism and the futility of all discussions inthe history of man surounding the issue.. this is the film for you!

    The sherrif is a near?

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  • 433. At 12:03pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    430 You certainly know your classics RBA, Blazin' good film that.

    But to be fair to Capt Jack Sparrow, I think he's been briliant in a number of roles, although I agree that WIlly Wonka wasn't one of them.

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  • 434. At 12:04pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    For all those not planning on reading Paul Fletchers newest Blog... "What Makes Darren Ferguson Special" but want to know the answer to the question posed in the title the answer is "his dad".

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  • 435. At 12:05pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    431, Not much room left on that bandwagon.

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  • 436. At 12:07pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Yeah H2, nothing against Depp, a fine actor with many good rolls under his belt... (insert jan molby joke here). But in comparison to Gene Wilder, he is mearly a foot note in cinematic history... Though i did here Depp and Jammie foxx are doing a remake of "stir crazy".

    (hows your "future" looking now Blogs!... they did it, they really did it, damn dirty apes!)

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  • 437. At 12:10pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    425. At 11:48am on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    #421 - the damned United then??? You can't be a real Ipswich supporter if you don't hate Colchester.

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    In a contest between loathing Man Utd. and Colchester there is only one winner.Anyway,how can I hate Colchester?They just amuse me....
    "Candy-gram for Mongo."

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  • 438. At 12:12pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    426. At 11:50am on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Pilch, yes, yes it does you monster!

    And your right off course Jacks, its not about racism or prejudice or coulrophobia its about United, as they truly are the harbinger of all bad thoughts and actions on the planet... Pure concentrated evil

    -------------------------
    All that concentated evil has been distilled into a magic potion.The only known side-effect is a reddening of the olfactory region...

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  • 439. At 12:15pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "Mongo just pawn in game of life"

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  • 440. At 12:15pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Depp & Foxx to be the new Wilder & Pryor?

    And who said things weren't better in the past?

    Foxx is another fantastic actor, he played a blinder in the film "Ray", but as a so called funny man in his TV show, I was not impressed.

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  • 441. At 12:18pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    "So,tell me.Is it twoo that what they say about how you fellas are...gifted?zzziiiippppp Oh it's twoo.It's twoo."

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  • 442. At 12:20pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    H2, the irony of tht being Foxx made his career as a stand up and branched to acting and cameos on dreadful Kanye west records later on... Just to stop the rumour mill, they are not planning on doing a remake of Stir Crazy... Or at least not to my knowledge, if they did they would pick far more dreadful people that Depp and Foxx... good god, it would be a dreadful rapper (probably fiddy?) and someone just dreadful in the role of pryor, Ashton Kutcher or someone just as godawful...

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  • 443. At 12:21pm on 08 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Morning All.

    Bloomin Snow, enough is enough at this rate there wont be no footy till febuary. And I cant go fishing.

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  • 444. At 12:23pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    RBA - Come off it Wilder was always rubbish. He totally fudged the part. He's a total flake compared to the Caribbean Pirate.

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  • 445. At 12:24pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    DGIII... is fishing a sport, people have cometitive matches? It is even telivised (rex hunt anyone?) and thoudands and thoudands of people up and down blighty do it as often as they can...???

    Fishing: A sport?

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  • 446. At 12:24pm on 08 Jan 2010, Colchester_FC wrote:

    On reflection I'd like to apologise unreservedly to RBA who I unjustly and unfairly accused of being the worst possible thing earlier. Please accept my apology RBA. I take it back. You are definitely NOT a Man Utd supporter.

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  • 447. At 12:26pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    444... we all like to get a reaction but when a comment is made such as that, so far from the realms of reality, its just going to make you look silly. Now lets say no more about this...

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  • 448. At 12:28pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    446... Colch! In the last month on here i have now been called a Chelsea fan a Liverpool fan and now a ManU fan... In time i will get over it, i am sure, i accept your apology...

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  • 449. At 12:28pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Foxx and Depp in stir Crazy? Depp might be a little wierd for that but I have a lot of time for Foxx. Awesome in Ray as H2H said and in Ali but I did like God Digger. I think I would prefer Owen Wilson as his partner.

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  • 450. At 12:28pm on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    FIGHHHHHHHT!!!!!!!!!

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  • 451. At 12:30pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    DG3, never heard of ice fishing?

    Where do you think Captain Birdseye gets his Fish Fingers? (cue rude Mrs Birdseye jokes)

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  • 452. At 12:31pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Sorry RBA but I never like Wilder. I still couldn't get over the fact that the scrawny little groat got anywhere close to the Woman in Red. Was it Rachel Ward? Talk about suspending disbelief.

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  • 453. At 12:31pm on 08 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    RBA:

    yes it is defo a sport IMHO, some of the aniti brigade ( who are entitled to thier opinion ) would say its a blood sport. I am not a " match " fisherman though. and I am defo not one of those with all the gear and no idea.

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  • 454. At 12:32pm on 08 Jan 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Look, no ones remaking Stir Crazy... but if they did yes OWen wilson would actually be a good shout, he has the same distant charm as Wilder (but only in about 1% of its quantity)... He is great in all of the Wes Anderson movies... Jammie Foxx, as Pryor, no... never, not in a million years.. Chris Rock maybe???

    Just a shame Bernie Macs dead, not because he would have been good in Stir Crazy, its just a shame...

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  • 455. At 12:36pm on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    BTW jacks

    377. At 10:54am on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Blogidy,just a thought.How does BTP state his agreement to the above post?I'm happy to be intermediary.
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    Kind thought, sir, but it wasnt really an argument, just an exchange of personal dislike. Funnily enough i dont like being abused or threatened.
    He he he called mmmme a....Mmmmanchester United fan!! (sob, still upset, know how you feel, RBA).
    Now where's my shoots through the interweb ray-gun?

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  • 456. At 12:37pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    What about Eddie Murphy as Pryor, he was just great in The Nutty Professor II (or insert another of his more recent flops).

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  • 457. At 12:38pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    #454 damn you got me going there. Continuing the train of thought though I think Foxx is pretty adaptable. Bernie Mac wouldn't have been a bad shout, gor rest his soul, but maybe a little laid back and Chris Rock has some of the frenetic lunacy Prior had. How about the comeback king himself Eddie M, who stole the show in Dream Girls.

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  • 458. At 12:38pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Blogidy - who was threatening/abusing who?? Is this an old fashioned Keane v Viera battle where both are right/wrong??

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  • 459. At 12:39pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    pilch - what a great shout;)

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  • 460. At 12:40pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Blogy was he threatening you with a United badge like Gazza?

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  • 461. At 12:41pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    I'd have said the perfect casting for a film called "Stir Crazy" would be Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott

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  • 462. At 12:41pm on 08 Jan 2010, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Re the Whitley Bay TV clip - yes I am indeed on the clip, as you'd expect!

    I rejected the invitation to talk to them though but anyone who knows we will count me in that video twice.

    Did you notice the quality of the Lee Kerr goal near the end? He's still with us.

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  • 463. At 12:42pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    WBWTV,is his brother Wayne still playing?
    (Somebody had to do that gag)

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  • 464. At 12:43pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Jacks - don't give them ideas. Thats probably just something they would do and spoil the memory of another great movie.

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  • 465. At 12:43pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #463 No but his younger brother, Joe, still has a role.

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  • 466. At 12:45pm on 08 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    H2H - need any help with the delorean, jst let me know... Where in Holland are you based anyways?

    Re - the last nights conversation... I think Ryan Babel will become a great player, once he leaves Liverpool.
    Rafa seems to continually ruin players by his stubborness of sticking with his 4-5-1 formation!
    I've a scouse friend who keeps telling that Liverpool can get right up amongst the leaders should they sign Van Nistlerooy or even Pavlyuchenko, trouble is, they wouldn't play due to Rafas insistency on playing just one striker... Maybe he'll learn to be a little bit more flexible one day (probably after he leaves Liverpool) saying that, they'll go and sign David Villa and play the two of them and win the league.HA!

    Also on the Johnny Depp talk, anyone hear who he said was the most talented actor he's worked with? One Paul Whitehouse... what a honor for the famour Spurs man, met him at Wembley - what a top bloke!


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  • 467. At 12:46pm on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    RBA - Ive even less of an idea what youre on about than usual.

    On fishing/ is it a sport. well yes it is but unless fishing for sharks unarmed in scuba gear (if the romans were still in charge) not one id care to watch on tv though.

    skilful yes but how hard can it be to outwit a fish? not that bright, are they? i know for a fish some fish are probably geniuses. the gudgeon, for instance is known for its above average performance in fish IQ tests. if there was a LEAGUE system, pitching the more intelligent fish against the less intelligent fishermen, that could be interesting.

    there would have to be a promotion system though, to fox hunting or hare coursing. you know something for the more intelligent..wait a minute..

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  • 468. At 12:46pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Keane and Vieira should be in Stir Crazy as the guys that really did rob the bank.

    It would be quite apt if the latter signs for City, his wage demands will allegedly be like daylight robery.

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  • 469. At 12:48pm on 08 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    H2H

    many of the rivers would still be ok for Pike and there would even in this weather be fishing matches going on somewhere in the country. Then there are those very hardy souls fishing from the beach or pier.

    Theres actually quite a bit of money to be had if you are a good match angler.

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  • 470. At 12:48pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #466 I think Babel probably has the talent to go further, but apart from a serious attitude problem, he also needs to remove the weight hanging from his chin that prevents him from getting his head up when he has the ball.

    Last season, Rafa did occasionally play 2 up front and that coincided with a half decent run and a fair few goals. Shame he forgot about it over the summer.

    Would love to sign Villa, but at the moment we couldn't afford his boot laces let alone the player!!

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  • 471. At 12:50pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Something like this blogidy?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFtCCv4rGUg

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  • 472. At 12:50pm on 08 Jan 2010, jameel wrote:

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

  • 473. At 12:50pm on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    462. At 12:41pm on 08 Jan 2010, WhitleyBayWonTheVase wrote:

    Re the Whitley Bay TV clip - yes I am indeed on the clip, as you'd expect!

    I rejected the invitation to talk to them though but anyone who knows we will count me in that video twice.

    Did you notice the quality of the Lee Kerr goal near the end? He's still with us.
    ----------------
    I watched the clip of your game against Allotment Crusaders in 2006 and your no. 3 was a good player. he still there or ws he scouted?
    Which one's you, Whitley, giz a clue!

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  • 474. At 12:51pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    jameel that looks like an advert.

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  • 475. At 12:52pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    #472 Didn't know Robbo sub-leased his blogs for marketing purposes!! How much do you earn from this little side project??

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  • 476. At 12:52pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "Did you notice the quality of the Lee Kerr goal near the end? He's still with us."

    Just as well he's not your keeper.

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  • 477. At 12:52pm on 08 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    Pilch - I really think Pavlyuchenko would do well for pool, and would be missed at the lane, maybe a cheaper option for you, but we'd still try claim back what we paid and can't see Liverpool paying up 16m ish for anybody at this time.

    Although saying that Dossena out the door for 4.5m - you've gotta be happy with that.

    maybe if you keep getting rid of the pretenders you could scrape a decent amount of cash together

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  • 478. At 12:54pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    466 GINOLLLLA.

    I move around a lot, at the mo I'm in Nootdorp, a new town just outside The Hague. But should be moving soon.

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  • 479. At 12:55pm on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    472 oh no product placement has spread like a disease. this is the beginning of the end, guys, armabloggedon is coming. watch out for post 666.

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  • 480. At 12:57pm on 08 Jan 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    jacks - ha ha. i thought it was a set up at first until he emerged with his camera.

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  • 481. At 12:57pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    GINOLLLLA - Am not sure about Pavlyuchenko to be honest and definitely not comfortable about paying a lot of money for someone who has never looked consistently good in the Premier League.

    Other than ole horse face, who has his own fitness issues, even with the amazing deal of £4.5m for Dossena, there is still no money in the kitty.

    Consequently, we have to look at loan deals and the only other two I can think of quickly are Santa Cruz and Benjani from Citeh. Both could be obtained on loan, but each would represent a massive gamble as well, plus would Citeh really be keen to give players to potential rivals.

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  • 482. At 1:00pm on 08 Jan 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    472, Stay in a tent in SA??

    Is this the All Incl Refugee experience?

    Does it include transport to and from the Stadium, or do we have to walk there and back with all our belongings?

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  • 483. At 1:00pm on 08 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    blog:

    some good points there however i must slightly disagree on the issue of interlect in so far as the fish are concerned that is.

    One species Carp, are very switched on.

    as you say its more of a participant sport than spectator the same could be said for Golf and Bowls.

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  • 484. At 1:03pm on 08 Jan 2010, JacksinBuxton wrote:

    Well,I've never done that before,and I hope never to do it again.But I modded the advert.This post was brought to you by Duff beer...

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  • 485. At 1:05pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Jacks - how is poor Robbo going to earn extra cash with that sort of attitude!! mmmmmmm Duff.

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  • 486. At 1:05pm on 08 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    Sounds interesting H2H, your job must be too...
    I've friends from Amsterdam who also follow Spurs home, away and abroad even though they're dutch (and young pretty girls - quite a rareity)

    Pilch - Pavlyuchenko is a top finisher, he's not the most defensive of striker (hence Redknapps famopus quote of telling when coming on a as a sub to "run around a bit") but I really like him, just a shame he hasn't had much game time, but he's definitely good enough for the prem.
    He'll be another one of these "comes good when leaves Spurs" players

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  • 487. At 1:08pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    Ginolllla - the only problem is you want some of that money stuff for him, so automatically ruled out. Not sure cos of his "laziness" or whatever you call it that he is suited for the Premier League, probably do well in Italy though.

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  • 488. At 1:12pm on 08 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    I could see Rafa trying to loan him but no chance of forking out the amount we would want.
    personally, I'd rather someone offered any sort of amount for one Robbie Keane - what did Liverpool do to the guy?
    He was a good player before you guys did something to him... shame

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  • 489. At 1:13pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    RBA mentionedd Guinness. Mind you his posts are hardly and advert for it.

    H2H - I used to live in the Hague for 5 years when I was a kid. Clingendaal if thats actually an area.

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  • 490. At 1:15pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "He'll be another one of these "comes good when leaves Spurs" players"

    Not like Carrick or Berbatov then.

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  • 491. At 1:17pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Jacks - running to the mods? Thats the thin edge of a wedge whatever the justification. Tut tut.

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  • 492. At 1:17pm on 08 Jan 2010, pilch666 wrote:

    No idea what Rafa did to Keane, though he clearly didn't want to sign him and didn't hide it when he joined. However to be fair to Rafa, Keane hardly played well and was guilty of some shocking misses. Could well have been that he was trying to hard for his boyhood club. Not the most impressive financial deal either.

    Keane did look ok when he first went back to Spurs, I just think he pairing of Crouch and Defoe is better and more balanced. In Modric and Kranjcar (sp?), you have creativity and even Lennon's passing has improved this season.

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  • 493. At 1:19pm on 08 Jan 2010, collie21 wrote:

    Whats your name?
    Ben,
    Oh Hi Ben,
    Bend Over and I will drive you home.......

    Depp is not a patch on Gene Wilder.........just a different type of weirdo.....

    What is there to do around here?
    You can screw or play chess.
    Lets play chess!

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  • 494. At 1:20pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Lennon has been a revelation this season. Very good player. Defoe and Modric have done pretty well as well. Spuds are nearly there but I think they need someone like Carlton Cole to provide that physicality up front.

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  • 495. At 1:21pm on 08 Jan 2010, collie21 wrote:

    By the way I am 99% certain I know who Robbo is, I have told you all before and he didn't deny it, so as I like him, I am not going there again. Why spoil a perfectly bad disguise :-)

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  • 496. At 1:22pm on 08 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    Dreamer - HA HA HA, sorry to laugh but yeah, thanks for that 50m - you could probably do with that now eh?

    Both were class in their time at Spurs, I must admit, I had my thoughts that Berba may end up like this at United however

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  • 497. At 1:25pm on 08 Jan 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    Lennon has been a revelation this season.

    have to agree he's made Walcott look very average. I also think that Krachar ( think thats correct ) is good player as well.

    spurs are defo a force to be reckoned with now.

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  • 498. At 1:25pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Ginola - aye he could still do it but its a tough ask. The movement your team provided him suited him. As for the 50 million at least it was spent on players not paying of the yanks' debt. I would spend 100 milion on Pavlychenko if it meant the Glazers couldn't have the money.

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  • 499. At 1:28pm on 08 Jan 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    I think also Spurs need to learn how to play anti-football now and again - their open style of play can let other teams in as it did with us. That performance was probably the best of our season. Nice to see an English manager in the mix as well.

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  • 500. At 1:29pm on 08 Jan 2010, GINOLLLLA wrote:

    Collie - Robbo someone we should all know then?

    All - Lennon has indeed been fantastic this season, I think he spent his summer at crossing camp, he seems to have realised what the purpose of it is now.
    Modric is our best player, but his mate Niko Kranjcar who I always rated has come in and been much better than I think anyone expected, could be a signing of the season for 2m (apparently) cheers Pompey! Well, they did get Kaboul, Mendes, Sean Davis, Paramot, Michael Brown, Boateng and O Hara on loan from us... fair deal (with us taking 'Arry, JD & Crouchy as well) HA

    As for Robbie Keane, he was clearly knarked off about something in Merseyside. He never seemed to be relaxed in his play.

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