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Robbo Robson | 13:36 UK time, Monday, 19 April 2010

It'll soon be time for various gongs and trophies to be handed out and, more often than not, only the game's finest receive the recognition they deserve.

It is with this in mind that I offer up, in consultation with some petty and vindictive pals down the Blue Bell, a few alternative first XIs for this Premier League season.

I look forward to receiving alternatives from your wise, warped brains.


Clarke Carlisle on CountdownWords cannot describe how bad Burnley's season has been

The 'Call Yourself A Professional Footballer - Pull Your Blinking Finger Out' XIThe players who couldn't beat your granny in a one-on-one. The players whose wage packets are inversely proportional to their ability.

1. Manuel Almunia: Qualified for England and worse than ever - that Barca game apart.

2. Paulo Ferreira: I doubt he expected to get a kick this season and he's lived up to that expectation even when he starts for Chelsea.

3. Emiliano Insua: Couldn't defend a sandcastle from an incoming toddler.

4. Clarke Carlisle: Nice bloke - bright too - but too often he's just consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant.

5.Titus Bramble: Some bloke wrote a book called Titus Groan - could've been written for Bramble, although he took his goal well against the Gunners.

6. Mikael Silvestre: Arsenal, Man U, France - it's a miracle. Has he got Derren Brown working for him?

7. Lucas Leiva: Maybe he's cursed by being that rare combination of Brazilian and average.

8. Jermaine Jenas: Not around much this year... so no change there.

9. Alberto Aquilani: Signed for £17m, plus add-ons - the add-ons being the medical bills.

10. Johann Elmander: Plays with his back to goal, even when he's facing it. Hopeless.

11. David Ngog: There's a new Monopoly board game set at Anfield and one of the Chance cards says: 'Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass to Ngog'.

Manager: Roberto Mancini (if Bobby Manc fails to lead City to the promised land of the Champs League).



The 'I Thought You Were Past It But Fair Dos' XI
The codgers, in other words:

1. David James: There's still a case for him starting ahead of Robert Green in the World Cup.

2. Gary Neville: Got back to fitness by imagining himself trapped at the end of a cul-de-sac by Liverpool fans.

3. Jody Craddock: Solid, reliable, full of moral fibre - an all-bran of a centre-back.

4. Sol Campbell: Freakishly good on his return to the big time - well, to Arsenal, anyway.

5. Kevin Kilbane: Never been a world-beater, but has that thing we fans crave - a good engine.

6. Graham Alexander: It only seems like yesterday that Walter Winterbottom included Graham in his England squad.

7. Paul Scholes: After the snog from GNev I doubt we'll see him score again. What a player.

8. Danny Murphy: Another quietly efficient season - he's like a reasonably well-off man's Xabi Alonso.

9. Kevin Phillips: All right, he's only played a sum total of seven-and-a-half-minutes, but he's not forgot a thing, has he?

10. Ryan Giggs: Ryan was Sports Personality of the Year - and he is a good sportsman, isn't he?

11. Damien Duff: Reborn at the Cottage, despite a pledge to stick with it at St James' Park.

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson.



The 'I Thought You Were Pants But Fair Do's XI

1. Heurelho Gomes: (Or indeed Paul Robinson or Craig Gordon).

2. Gary Neville: Still a bit of life in the old dog when the Brazilian Pokemon twins aren't available.

3. Gareth Bale: Remarkable transformation, the simian left-back is one of the most dangerous players in the division.

4. Sebastian Bassong: It's hard to imagine any Newcastle defender from last season could be up to much, but he's done OK.

5. Charles N'Zogbia: Another ex-Toonite, he's over the sulks and top-notch.

6. Florent Malouda: Couldn't believe he got to stay at the Bridge, but a few braids later and he's one of the best players there.

7. Dirk Kuyt: I bow to his work-rate.

8. Darren Bent: Facts are he's scored half of Sunderland's goals - which surprisingly is a lot more than eight.

9. Bobby Zamora: Unrecognisable from the lummox at Spurs - he's been undeniably brilliant.

10. Cameron Jerome: A bit of a pace-over-product merchant, but Brum's good season has a lot to do with him leading the line.

11. Darren Fletcher: (See Dirk Kuyt).

Manager: Roy Hodgson.



Gary Neville and Paul Scholes Lips don't lie - Neville features on three of Robbo's lists
The 'I Thought You Were Overrated And I Was Right' XI

1. Peter Cech: Can hardly catch a cold these days)

2. Gary Neville: Forget what I said earlier - one-paced and tiresome.

3. Wayne Bridge: After all the shenanigans about not playing for England, doesn't look like we'll miss him after all.

4. Michael Carrick: There is some kind of killer blow missing in Carrick - it's like he's a Geordie Tim Henman or summat.

5. John Terry: Could be outpaced by an overfed tortoise.

6. Geovanni: Remember him? Used to score spectacular goals when Mr Brown was in town and the future was orange.

7. Anderson: Have never seen him look like he knows what he's doing. Ever.

8. Jon Obi Mikel: Apart from giving away stonewall penalties and getting away with it, what does he offer?

9. Jason Scotland: You're a goalscorer, you're called Scotland. How's that ever going to work?

10. Kenwynne Jones: Looks imposing 'til he lets another sitter through his legs, when he looks like a bow-legged flamingo.

11. Michael Owen: Not entirely his fault, but the man needs to get working on his punditry persona quick-smart.

Manager: Rafa Benitez

We were trying to think of the 'Most Irritating XI You Could Put Out on a Premier League Pitch' and we suddenly became aware that you should do worse than name England's starting XI: Cashley, JT, Rio, Gerrard in tumbling mode, Shaun Cul-de-Sac Wright-Phillips... so we stopped doing that list there and then.

Just think how insufferable they'll be if the unthinkable happens...

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  • 1. At 2:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Nice one robbo!

    to draw fella!

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  • 2. At 2:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, Pete wrote:

    Indeed, not bad at all...

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  • 3. At 2:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    You had me worried with your inital Gnev comment... glad to see you came to your senses...

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  • 4. At 2:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Robbo,you do know you've given the Un**ed fans enough ABU ammunition to blow the volcanic dust away now.
    Nice to see the Fulham lads get a mention,especially the manager.
    The easiest XI to come up with is the "Hard as Nails"XI,you just copy and paste the Stoke team in.

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  • 5. At 2:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Just think how insufferable they'll be if the unthinkable happens...

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    Dont you worry Robbo,

    not gonna happen.

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  • 6. At 2:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, SouthernFairy wrote:

    '6. Mikael Silvestre: Arsenal, Man U, France - it's a miracle. Has he got Derren Brown woring for him?'

    ---

    I hope thats a 'K' and not an 'H' missing?

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  • 7. At 2:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Good spot SF....

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  • 8. At 2:45pm on 19 Apr 2010, SouthernFairy wrote:

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

  • 9. At 2:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Well its a Monday and I tentatively click into Robbos blog more in hope than expectation.

    And what a surprise - utter disappointment. A blog only marginally better than Robbos England Picks XI edition.

    The best thing I can say is that I vaguely agree with some of the choices(others make no sense) but this really is a basic and rudimentary as a blog can get.

    Robbo Im afraid this blog qualifies for the 'Call Yourself A Professional - Pull Your Blinking Finger Out' category.


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  • 10. At 2:47pm on 19 Apr 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Must say Robbo, way to sit on the fence regarding the title finish.

    Chickened out.

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  • 11. At 2:47pm on 19 Apr 2010, jollyeric wrote:

    It's a shame Nev didn't make it onto the first list, the boy'll be gutted when he finds out he missed out on a monopoly.

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  • 12. At 2:49pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    JDR,

    Ah man, that was calssic... jsut for kicks and some good old nostalgia, can you list the reasons you think robbo is poor and advise how he could improve (and dont forget that robbo aint is his real name blud!!!)

    hows them harriers doing?

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  • 13. At 2:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    JDR Mate,

    could you do a "The Top Reasons I read and criticise Robbo's Blogs even though there hasnt been any improvement or changes to the format but all my critique seems to have done is increase the posts 10 folds". XI

    I promise I will read it.

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  • 14. At 2:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    Robbo, this is not fair. Where have you been? But anyways, good afternoon

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  • 15. At 2:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    The 'I Thought You Were Past It But Fair Dos' XI

    2. Gary Neville: Got back to fitness by imagining himself trapped at the end of a cul-de-sac by Liverpool fans

    The 'I Thought You Were Overrated And I Was Right' XI

    2. Gary Neville: Forget what I said earlier - one-paced and tiresome.
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    Brilliant! Had me giggling like a schoolgirl!

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  • 16. At 2:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    What? No room for Fabianski anywhere Robbo? he deserves a special mention for letting Bramble of all people score a goal.

    Mind,I'm not quite sure how having the ball lobbed at his head as if Fab was slam dunking a basketball through a hoop counts as a goal on his part though ....

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  • 17. At 3:01pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Naff off you charmless nerks XI

    1. JDR
    2. Coweslepe
    3. That ToryBoy that blogs got riled up last week...

    Hmmm at this rate we may have to create a Reserve team too!

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  • 18. At 3:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Nah, Ball bag has to top that list Weazel, or whatever he was called ... Howard Ballsy I think ... you know, that berk who was going his spin on the old Tango ads on here.

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  • 19. At 3:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    not one of your better articles...players like terry,cech and mikel might not have had their best seasons but they are still quality! i mean they play pretty much every week and their top at the moment so they cant be that bad can they!? And thats coming from a man u fan!!!

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  • 20. At 3:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    17. At 3:01pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Naff off you charmless nerks XI
    ____________________
    Have you been watching Porridge on Sky E-Dubz?

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  • 21. At 3:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    Jacks - there is more anti-Liverpool stuff, i reckon.

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  • 22. At 3:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    Nice to see Neville make so many of your teams...... Thought you might have had a crocked starting 11 Owen and Torres up front, Ferdinand and King centre back, Hargreaves in the middle, Brown right back, the rest of them would Arsenal players I bet.

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  • 23. At 3:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Naff off you charmless nerks XI

    1. JDR
    2. Coweslepe
    3. That ToryBoy that blogs got riled up last week...
    4. Howard Ballsackio

    Keep em coming lads :P

    Oh and Jacks I've got no idea what you're talking about......you 'orrible little scrote ;)

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  • 24. At 3:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, Rabster wrote:

    How about "I thought you had changed but you are still a petulant cry-baby"? Rooney and *that* golfer spring to mind.

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  • 25. At 3:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, dbutler KRO wrote:

    I've got a great 9 for Clarke Carlisle: relegated

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  • 26. At 3:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    By the way commiserations your lot didn't get to the play offs, I reckon it's all the pizza they ate early season, No way is pizza a recovery food.

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  • 27. At 3:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    In fairness Captain,those Liverpool players namechecked are hardly the best signings Rafa made.

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  • 28. At 3:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    Nice one Robbo. Chelsea have the second highest clean sheets and second best defence and you have pops at 3 of their players.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/stats/division?league=eng.1&cc=5739

    You simply seem to have picked up on some popular misconceptions and flogged them for all their (not) worth.

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  • 29. At 3:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Collie, replace King with Woodgate will ya? At least King's played a few matches this season ;)

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  • 30. At 3:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    8. At 2:45pm on 19 Apr 2010, SouthernFairy wrote:
    '7. Lucas Leiva: Maybe he's cursed by being that rare combination of Brazilian and average.'

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    Thats what my girlfriends pussy looks like...

    She loves South American cats.

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    what you mean it looks average but is brazilian?

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  • 31. At 3:11pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    23. At 3:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Naff off you charmless nerks XI

    1. JDR
    2. Coweslepe
    3. That ToryBoy that blogs got riled up last week...
    4. Howard Ballsackio

    Keep em coming lads :P
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    WordsofWisdom(capt)

    I don't think Joe should be on the list E-Dubz.I know he grumbles regularly about the blog,but if you talk footy with him he types a lot of common sense.

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  • 32. At 3:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    Or did you mean looks brazilian but is actually average? The cat I mean!

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  • 33. At 3:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    21. At 3:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    Jacks - there is more anti-Liverpool stuff, i reckon.

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    Or Chelsea it seems.

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  • 34. At 3:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Naff off you charmless nerks XI

    1. JDR
    2. Coweslepe
    3. That ToryBoy that blogs got riled up last week...
    4. Howard Ballsackio
    5. WordsofWisdom (c)
    6. AndretheGiant
    7. Phil MacNumpty
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    Sorry Jacks but I'm sticking with Joe between the sticks, he types far more guff about Robbo than he does half decent chat about actual football.

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  • 35. At 3:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    I used to play sunday eague and i can say comfortably that all the players you mentioned robbo are much much much much better than any of them ever were or would be... so why you feel the need to have a pop for no good reason is beyond me... it is this negative journalism that really grinds my gears!

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  • 36. At 3:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    23. At 3:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:
    Naff off you charmless nerks XI

    1. JDR (disagree, he's part of the furniture, albeit a piece you'd probably stick in the corner of the attic. he's keeping us real)
    2. Coweslepe
    3. That ToryBoy that blogs got riled up last week...
    4. Howard Ballsackio
    5. McNulty


    Jacks - i'm not disagreeing. a little sample of what the world would be like if we were all ABMe

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  • 37. At 3:15pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    I suspect we'll have no problems dreaming up a 'Those who talk funny and irreverent guff XI'

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  • 38. At 3:16pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Add DenistheGenius and Ira Abu to that list Weazel.

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  • 39. At 3:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, Best Team In London wrote:

    The "I thought you were overrated - and I was right" section didn't include the effort-free zone that is Shin-it-wide Berbatov. Please explain ...

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  • 40. At 3:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Ive tried to be positive in the midst of a woefully inadequate effort from Robbo and really the best thing I can find is some shoulder shrugging agreement for some of his hypothetical picks.

    But

    How does Ferguson qualify as "I thought you were past it?" - age alone? What other criteria?

    How does Hodgson qualify as "I thought you were pant?" - Hes more or less pulled Fulham from the gutter since he took them over a few seasons ago and got them into Europe. Other than a bad spell at Blackburn hes been fairly reliable.

    Sadly there are no witty Robbo explanations attached to the managers so what is the reasoning behind these choices?

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  • 41. At 3:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Jacks - i'm not disagreeing. a little sample of what the world would be like if we were all ABMe

    Fair enough Captain.

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  • 42. At 3:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, ramorrison1 wrote:

    Here's a good starting XI:

    "Hope they win diddly squat this summer XI"

    1 Rob Green - English
    2 Glen Johnson - English
    3 Cashley - English
    4 Rio - English
    5 JT - English
    6 G Barry - English
    7 Lampard - English
    8 Gerrard - English
    9 Rooney - English
    10 Cole/SWP/Milner/Lennon/Downing/Young/Johnson - English
    11 As 10. - English

    Manager - Fabio Capello - Not even English but trying to be succesful with their national team.

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  • 43. At 3:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    How does Hodgson qualify as "I thought you were pant?" - Hes more or less pulled Fulham from the gutter since he took them over a few seasons ago and got them into Europe. Other than a bad spell at Blackburn hes been fairly reliable.
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    I agree Joe.He has the highest reputation throughout Europe and would make an excellent England manager when FC departs.

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  • 44. At 3:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Good blog robbo, gave me some laughs this afternoon, and for those that didnt see it ill try and repay the favour:

    Iceland:

    Firstly they declare their country bankrupt.

    Then they go and set fire to their country

    Does anyone else smell the worlds biggest insurance scam?

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  • 45. At 3:20pm on 19 Apr 2010, bantam-doonhamer wrote:

    9. JDR wrote

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    Last sentence is almost amusing - there's hope yet!

    And Clarke Carlisle - consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant - LMAO!

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  • 46. At 3:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, U10022443 wrote:

    a lot of stick for Gaz Nev, but i reckon he's playing his way not only into the world cup squad but the starting 11!

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  • 47. At 3:25pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

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

  • 48. At 3:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    46. At 3:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, eric_3_king wrote:
    a lot of stick for Gaz Nev, but i reckon he's playing his way not only into the world cup squad but the starting 11!
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    Says more about Englands quality at RB than anything else though.

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  • 49. At 3:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    And to think we'll more than likely be graced with Joey Barton on top of that lot next year Re-Comm ... no arguments about Palacios, not with the amount of penalties he's given away lately ...

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  • 50. At 3:29pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    bitterest XI

    ROI (nearly) world cup team


    46. At 3:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, eric_3_king wrote:
    a lot of stick for Gaz Nev, but i reckon he's playing his way not only into the world cup squad but the starting 11!

    has he broken both Glen Johnson's legs, then?

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  • 51. At 3:29pm on 19 Apr 2010, U10022443 wrote:

    48. At 3:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
    46. At 3:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, eric_3_king wrote:
    a lot of stick for Gaz Nev, but i reckon he's playing his way not only into the world cup squad but the starting 11!
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    Says more about Englands quality at RB than anything else though.

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    true!

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  • 52. At 3:29pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Highly chucklesome Robbo.

    Elmander's spot on your "pull your finger out XI" is the highest honor he can hope for in English football (especially considering he plays for Bolton). He'd be well suited to a place on the "big smile and thumbs up XI" too. The number of times he messes up a perfect set up and treats the provider to that stupid-smiling-grinning-thumbs up-big-girls-blouse-grin......well, you'll have gathered, I'm not a fan.

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  • 53. At 3:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    So Gary Neville only makes it into 2 of the starting elevens.

    If I may could I suggest a few more which he would walk into (obviously as he can't run)...


    "The would gladly do 6 months just to give him a slap XI"

    "The you shouldn't hate anyone but in this case it's ok XI"

    "The its ok to despise him even though he plays for United XI" (All real United fans only)

    "The lets use any part of my body to try and defend, apart from my feet XI"

    "The HOW THE **** DID THIS **** EVER END UP AS A FOOTBALLER XI"

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  • 54. At 3:31pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    49. At 3:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    and Andy Carroll. genuine nutbag/nutter

    JoeDavisRoach - you're looking in the wrong place for considered and accurate comment, mate. you must know that by now.

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  • 55. At 3:31pm on 19 Apr 2010, easydawes wrote:

    Am I the only one to be slightly offended by the thought that someone would think Hodgson was pants (albeit in the past)? I thought that, like the Queen, he was a national treasure and beyond criticism!

    There aren't too many others that I would argue with. Maybe Lescott deserves a shout for the overrated team?


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  • 56. At 3:32pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

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

  • 57. At 3:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, MUFCTrini wrote:

    Good posting JDR....the managers postings puzzle me still

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  • 58. At 3:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    easydawes

    in fairness i think until he came to Fulham many in England had forgotten/underrated him, partly due to the Anglo-centric view, and also as he took weird jobs in Finland etc.

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  • 59. At 3:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    The "Blind loyalty shouldn't distract you from the fact that they are a cheating **** XI"

    Thierry Henry - Captain

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  • 60. At 3:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    gaz utd - you are def not a proper united fan... yeh gary neville is clearly past his best but is not doing a bad job at the mo...but the guys a united legend!!! he was absolute class b4 his injury problems!! any real utd fan remembers how good he was.

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  • 61. At 3:37pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    Wasn't there a Robbo 5-a-side team before (with one sub)

    Maybe there can be a Robbo XI now?




    Either way seeing as he's back on form today again I think this deserves another outing...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-vWr8zr588

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  • 62. At 3:37pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Given how the Mods love the cheese eating surrender monkeys so much I'll be amazed if #56 or #59 stays up for long ...

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  • 63. At 3:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    34. At 3:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:
    Naff off you charmless nerks XI

    1. JDR (Agree with this though: "..he's part of the furniture, albeit a piece you'd probably stick in the corner of the attic. he's keeping us real"-Re-Comm)
    2. Coweslepe
    3. That ToryBoy that blogs got riled up last week...
    4. Howard Ballsackio
    5. WordsofWisdom (c)
    6. AndretheGiant
    7. Phil MacNumpty8
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    8. The Mods
    9. The Nigerian Chelsea Fan
    ....


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  • 64. At 3:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    60. At 3:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:
    gaz utd - you are def not a proper united fan... yeh gary neville is clearly past his best but is not doing a bad job at the mo...but the guys a united legend!!! he was absolute class b4 his injury problems!! any real utd fan remembers how good he was.


    _________________



    Oh dear.


    Should've gone to Specsavers.

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  • 65. At 3:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    Isn't this just a bunch of of Gareth Crooks blog material?

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  • 66. At 3:40pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    9. The Nigerian Chelsea Fan??????

    Do you really mean the "Go Chelsea" guy... no way he is a legend!

    i'm posting "go chelsea" on nick robinsons blog right now as an act of solidarity!

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  • 67. At 3:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    I posted "Go Chelsea" on a Hilary Clinton blog.

    It didn't go down well.

    Unlike her.

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  • 68. At 3:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    "I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread."

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  • 69. At 3:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

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

  • 70. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    I would post over there RBA but they're taking about 400 hours to mod things again ...

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  • 71. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    7. Dirk Kuyt: I bow to his work-rate.

    Can't believe how highly some people rate this guy and that simply "working hard" gets him into the "I Thought You Were Pants But Fair Do's XI", he's still pants! He gets a lot of credit for working hard but so often he's working hard to win back a ball that he miscontrolled or passed to the oppoosition!

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  • 72. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    Gaz Utd --- you must be a wise wise man...i mean you must know more than all the england managers that have made him have 85 caps and sir alex himself?! i am gonna recomment you for the england job after fabio leaves ;)

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  • 73. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, gazzalw wrote:

    Winterbottom must have been able to bend the rules then as Graham Alexander is Scottish.

    "Although Alexander was born in England, he was eligible to play for Scotland through his Scottish father.[18] Before his first international call Alexander said, "To be honest since I started playing football I've had two ambitions, to play in the Premier League and to play for Scotland. I've been brought up supporting Scotland as far back as I can remember."[19] This ambition was fulfilled when he made his debut on 17 April 2002 in a 2–1 friendly defeat to Nigeria at Pittodrie Stadium.[2] Alexander gained his 25th Scotland cap in a famous 1–0 victory against France. He was also part of the squad who won the annual Japanese Kirin Cup tournament in 2006, beating Bulgaria 5–1 before drawing 0–0 with the hosts." Wikipedia (so must be true).

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  • 74. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    WORST COMMENTATORS

    J. Pearce

    EVERYONE ELSE, MOTSON IS LIKE A SHRIEKING LUNATIC GRANDMOTHER NOW

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  • 75. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

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  • 76. At 3:45pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    Would have liked to see my Robbo Regulars XI from a few blogs back thrown in here, but can't be bothered to find it, and a few peeps bowed out as well.
    Still waiting for the Evil vs. DG3 debate to settle the GK question though...

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  • 77. At 3:45pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    #64 I agree, for the life me, never understood how he was uniteds right back, brilliant going forward but at this stage of his career should continue going foward out of the ground and down the dole queue. Com off it, most English suporters thought he was pants for England, and lot of man utd fans didn't trust him at right back either.

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  • 78. At 3:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "6. Graham Alexander: It only seems like yesterday that Walter Winterbottom included Graham in his England squad."

    Robbo, keep up fella, he's Scottish!

    Or was there a joke in there that I never got?

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  • 79. At 3:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, bremner168 wrote:

    Gary Neville is a legend. Alright he's nowhere near his best, but over the past 15 years he's been one of the best full backs in the world and puts in 110% evertime. Ive been one of G Nevs, Scholes and Giggs biggest critics, almost begging them to retire, but thats only out of anger for when they play poorly. As long as they keep doing what there doing and proving me wrong, its fine by me.


    I think all three would easily find themselves in a "PREMIER LEAGUE ALL TIME BEST XI"

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  • 80. At 3:48pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    66. At 3:40pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    9. The Nigerian Chelsea Fan??????

    Do you really mean the "Go Chelsea" guy... no way he is a legend!
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    Forgot that was him. Maybe subs bench then..
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    @RBA: Liked the grinds my gears reference earlier. Great episode that..

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  • 81. At 3:49pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    72. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:
    Gaz Utd --- you must be a wise wise man...i mean you must know more than all the england managers that have made him have 85 caps and sir alex himself?! i am gonna recomment you for the england job after fabio leaves ;)

    _______________________


    Hey if McLaren can get the job then there's no reason I can't.

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  • 82. At 3:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    68. At 3:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:
    "I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread."

    brilliant

    69. At 3:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    well, adam is a pouffe (sorry adam, gay prism)

    72. At 3:44pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    sorry Jimmy, but i'm with Gaz here. GNev is so far past it he's beginning to approach it from the opposite end

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  • 83. At 3:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "4. At 2:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    Robbo,you do know you've given the Un**ed fans enough ABU ammunition to blow the volcanic dust away now.
    Nice to see the Fulham lads get a mention,especially the manager.
    The easiest XI to come up with is the "Hard as Nails"XI,you just copy and paste the Stoke team in.
    "

    Whose the manager...

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  • 84. At 3:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    78. At 3:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Or was there a joke in there that I never got?


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    Ask JDR.

    Pretty sums up his whole take on this blog.

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  • 85. At 3:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    RE Gary Neville being a legend....... Dragons and Giants are the stuff of legends, what is Gary Neville ? Frodos best mate or what?

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  • 86. At 3:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "sorry Jimmy, but i'm with Gaz here. GNev is so far past it he's beginning to approach it from the opposite end"

    And getting there quickly. Gazza from England and to plant one on John Terry when he manages to time a tackle.

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  • 87. At 3:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    82. At 3:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    68. At 3:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:
    "I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread."

    brilliant
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    -Mitch Hedberg.Wikiquote is great for Monday morning laughs..

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  • 88. At 3:53pm on 19 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    Anyone thinks Fabiansky deserves a mention? See Almunia........ and interchange them until your mind is bleeding

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  • 89. At 3:53pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Gazza FOR England. Damn.

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  • 90. At 3:53pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Why are we doing alternative XI's Robbo when you could have blogged on loads of different stuff.

    I mean it was my ideal weekend - New Pet Shop Boys single out as a Limited edition (only 1000 copies), United win the derby and Chelsea & Arsenal lose - perfect.

    Can Thursday's be about the League Two title race as Notts County vs Rochdale as a title decider would have been so unlikely before the start of the season that its perfect for a blog

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  • 91. At 3:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    76. At 3:45pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

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    ello matey. Ive already conceeded the position of keeper to the Weazel due to my affiliation ( which is far to obvious :) ) to the ABE Brigade.
    I thus thought it would be both inapropraite and indeed hypocritical of me to be between the sticks as I am bound to suffer more than Momentary Lapses of Reason and throw the matches to see england loose and thus on an early plane home lol.

    anyways Almunia and Fabrinski are far better as of course the whole of the Arsenal's reserve back line as has been self evident over the past few games.

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    Hello Robbo no offence but I dont follow the jist of this particular Blog

    I shall have to have another read.

    and hello to all you Bloggers.

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  • 92. At 3:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, Andreisgiant wrote:

    I see no reason why I should be in that XI

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  • 93. At 3:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    ...i just wanted to say everyone finks Clogg is so good but he kicked my Nana after she fell down in the street and Spoon-Faced Cameron told me he saw him stealing sweets from Woolworths (which is why it got shut down) and that he picks his nose then eats it and that he went to a party at Saddam Hussein's house and ate coleslaw made out of people which isn't allowed by God or the Queen at all...

    will it make it into DEBATE, Y'ALL?

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  • 94. At 3:55pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    Assuming England get knocked out at another WC 1/4 Final and decide they're too good to play with the rest of us:-

    Prem / GB Olympic 2012 XI

    1. C.Gordon
    2. A.Hutton
    3. G.Bale
    4. J.Collins
    5. J.Evans
    6. A.Ramsey
    7. D.Fletcher
    8. J.McFadden
    9. C.Bellamy
    10. J.Collison
    11. R.Giggs

    Manager: A.Ferguson

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  • 95. At 3:55pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "64. At 3:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    60. At 3:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:
    gaz utd - you are def not a proper united fan... yeh gary neville is clearly past his best but is not doing a bad job at the mo...but the guys a united legend!!! he was absolute class b4 his injury problems!! any real utd fan remembers how good he was.


    _________________



    Oh dear.


    Should've gone to Specsavers.
    "

    Are you making a confession there Gaz?

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  • 96. At 3:55pm on 19 Apr 2010, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    #74 Re-communicated

    Nah, I think you've got that wrong.

    I like Pearce and I like Motson. Oatley just sounds like she's reading a really detailed match report rather than commentating live.

    Worst offender to my ears when watching football (good expression that) is Andy 'mr wise after the event' Gray.

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  • 97. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    Boro deserved to be relegated this season for Hiring MCqueen or McStracan or MacTaggart or whoever they hired....

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  • 98. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    i can understand criticism of g nev now! but can no 1 remember the g nev of old! all ex pro's say he was absolutely awesome!!!

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  • 99. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Jacks, I don't think it was a dive, maybe he made a meal of it but the lad got a piece of him, a real, genuine, 100% accidental trip caused by the lads' lightning pace and acceleration (been a long time since I could say that about someone in a Bolton kit).

    As we all know, just because you deserve the 3 points, doesn't mean you get 'em!

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  • 100. At 3:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    that he picks his nose then eats it
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    The one thing that Tim & Nick Clegg have in common (apart from being leftie communist nutcases)

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  • 101. At 3:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    80. At 3:48pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote

    "Hi. I'm Tom Tucker. Fill this bag with a selection of videos of midgets or girl-on-girl, or anything featuring amputees"

    "Where in the Bible does it say a guy can't fire of a bunch of knuckle-children in the comfort of his neighbour's front room while his neighbour is at work because i don't have a DVD player?"

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  • 102. At 3:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Alan Green (radio 5 Live) should be killed and eaten.

    Discuss.

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  • 103. At 3:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "97. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:
    Boro deserved to be relegated this season for Hiring MCqueen or McStracan or MacTaggart or whoever they hired....
    "

    Easy on the red legends there fella...

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  • 104. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    87. At 3:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    cheers

    100. At 3:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    rumbled (although i too, have an uncle)

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  • 105. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, bremner168 wrote:

    I agree with Jimmy ellis. Gaz utd's comments are ridiculous and its pretty obvious you cant have a proper discussion with this guy. Steve Mclaren wasnt the man for England, but everywhere else he's gone he's been immense

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  • 106. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    98. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    i can understand criticism of g nev now! but can no 1 remember the g nev of old! all ex pro's say he was absolutely awesome!!!

    _____________________


    Reaaaaaaallllly??



    I think Jaap Stam and Carlos Tevez would disagree with you.

    Plus the only time Roy Keane had anything good to say about him was when he used him as an excuse to make Viera poo his pants.

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  • 107. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Wembley's much-maligned pitch will be relaid up to seven times a year until at least 2023, BBC Sport has learned.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8616969.stm

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  • 108. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, U10022443 wrote:

    I'm with you Jimmy, the man is a united legend! Bit of a t**t at times but a quality defender.

    captained the side to a clean sheet, away from home againt a team that scored 14 in their last 3.

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  • 109. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    @DG3- Must have missed the conceeding comments. Apologies
    Not sure about your Momentary Lapses of Reason but it is for nought as you didn't make The Final Cut.

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  • 110. At 4:03pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    96. At 3:55pm on 19 Apr 2010, MrBlueBurns wrote:

    it's all taste. i have to stop watching if it's Motson

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  • 111. At 4:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    102. At 3:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    Alan Green (radio 5 Live) should be killed and eaten.

    Discuss.


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    There's no way he should be eaten.

    You wouldn't wish that type of indegestion on anyone.


    The rest of your idea is perfectly fine though.

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  • 112. At 4:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "106. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:
    98. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    i can understand criticism of g nev now! but can no 1 remember the g nev of old! all ex pro's say he was absolutely awesome!!!

    _____________________


    Reaaaaaaallllly??



    I think Jaap Stam and Carlos Tevez would disagree with you.

    Plus the only time Roy Keane had anything good to say about him was when he used him as an excuse to make Viera poo his pants.
    "

    GazUtd, are you quoting Tevez as a defence of your argument - that doesn't even count as a straw!

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  • 113. At 4:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #101 - Genesis 38 is about as close as you get to that

    9: And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
    10: And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

    Not quite the same though. I would suspect it is covered in the bits that teach purity of thought and chastity

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  • 114. At 4:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

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

  • 115. At 4:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Re-com - agree on Motty. I've seen more entertaining vinyl silk Magnolia.

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  • 116. At 4:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    111. At 4:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

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    Fair point, didn't think of that.

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  • 117. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    101. At 3:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
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    Awesome.
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    "I think those neighborhood signs that say 'slow children playing' are so very mean"

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  • 118. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    E-dubz - you can put me in there mate. I'm all for a bit of charmless windups.

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  • 119. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    103. At 3:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:
    "97. At 3:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:
    Boro deserved to be relegated this season for Hiring MCqueen or McStracan or MacTaggart or whoever they hired....
    "

    Easy on the red legends there fella...

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    Ah Gordon McQueen and Joe Jordan hey, those were the days when Notts Forest wasnt just trees, and player didn't mind not having front teeth. Just surprised no one is banging on about Boro missing out on relegation, oops promotion.

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  • 120. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    113. At 4:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #101 - Genesis 38 is about as close as you get to that

    9: And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
    10: And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
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    Uh oh, has anyone told the American South about this bit?

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  • 121. At 4:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    113. At 4:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    cheers ad, but it's a quote, which is followed by

    "i don't know where because the bible is way too long and boring to read"

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  • 122. At 4:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    118. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:
    E-dubz - you can put me in there mate. I'm all for a bit of charmless windups.
    -------
    Ah but to be fair to you Reamer you get wound up fair enough but come back to earth just as quickly. Those in my list haven't seen what colour the grass is down here for a long time ;)

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  • 123. At 4:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jimmy Ellis wrote:

    Reaaaaaaallllly??



    I think Jaap Stam and Carlos Tevez would disagree with you.

    Plus the only time Roy Keane had anything good to say about him was when he used him as an excuse to make Viera poo his pants.
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    i'm afraid so gary!
    him and becks had a quality partnership! and the same with ronny whenever they played together! the boy just never gave the ball away!




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  • 124. At 4:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    Hardest XI

    Cut and Paste the whole Stoke Team (Including Rory Delap's younger brother)
    Manager: Stuart Pearce/Sam Alladyce
    Physio: Sam Alladyce/Stuart Peace

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  • 125. At 4:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

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

  • 126. At 4:11pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "122. At 4:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:
    118. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:
    E-dubz - you can put me in there mate. I'm all for a bit of charmless windups.
    -------
    Ah but to be fair to you Reamer you get wound up fair enough but come back to earth just as quickly. Those in my list haven't seen what colour the grass is down here for a long time ;)
    "

    What the !!?!?

    Ah ok fair enough.

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  • 127. At 4:11pm on 19 Apr 2010, DICK1E wrote:

    Berbat-off also for the 'Call Yourself A Professional Footballer - Pull Your Blinking Finger Out' XI

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  • 128. At 4:12pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    I got into a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."

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  • 129. At 4:12pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    109. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

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    for some odd reason Weazel seems now reluctant to take up his position as GK on the Robbo Blog WC11 could be just a confidence issue and I think he might need a few games to get back into the swing etc.

    you do realise that he actualy playes for real between the sticks as well so i think he is a worthy successor.

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  • 130. At 4:12pm on 19 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    There goes the Wembley Pitch fiasco again!!! I think this one deserved a mention somewhere in your blog

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/8616969.stm

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  • 131. At 4:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    heh, Gaz fella what have you done? not happy with chasing away all the 'pool fans you have now turned on your own ranks...

    (v.funny how when people get ina row with you they always resort to calling you gary, even though that isn't your name)

    anyway hope your well mate... good luck (you'll need i've spent hours arguing with united fans, they're very stubborn)

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  • 132. At 4:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    83. At 3:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "4. At 2:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    Robbo,you do know you've given the Un**ed fans enough ABU ammunition to blow the volcanic dust away now.
    Nice to see the Fulham lads get a mention,especially the manager.
    The easiest XI to come up with is the "Hard as Nails"XI,you just copy and paste the Stoke team in.
    "

    Whose the manager...

    ______________________
    Alan Shearer("Do you want me to autograph that for you son?")

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  • 133. At 4:15pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    You see, GazUtd, You'll be supporting Aldershot next.

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  • 134. At 4:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    No way, he'll be insulting our legends like he does yours! You leave Mark Butler alone Gaz!

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  • 135. At 4:18pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    129. At 4:12pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:
    for some odd reason Weazel seems now reluctant to take up his position as GK on the Robbo Blog WC11 could be just a confidence issue and I think he might need a few games to get back into the swing etc.

    you do realise that he actualy playes for real between the sticks as well so i think he is a worthy successor.
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    I'm one of those shy and humble goalies (think Joe Hart) that doesn't like to talk ones self up too much, and as you'd so graciously stepped aside I felt nothing further to be added from myself on the subject.

    Anymore for the Nerks XI?

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  • 136. At 4:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    117. At 4:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
    George Carlin

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  • 137. At 4:20pm on 19 Apr 2010, NEARPOSTHEADER wrote:

    Surely a best and worst of footie punditry XIs are needed, along with best/worst bloggers.

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  • 138. At 4:20pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    In the spirit of the religion talk that has been floating around on these blogs I share this:
    I was walking across a bridge one day and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said: "Stop! Don't do it!"
    "Why shouldn't I?" he said.
    "Well, there is so much to live for."
    "Like what?"
    "Well, are you religious?"
    He said yes.
    I said, "Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?"
    "Christian."
    "Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"
    "Protestant."
    "Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"
    "Baptist."
    "Wow, me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"
    "Baptist Church of God."
    "Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?"
    "Reformed Baptist Church of God."
    "Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"
    He said, "Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915."
    I said, "Die, heretic," and pushed him off

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  • 139. At 4:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Anymore for the Nerks XI?
    _______________________
    What was the name of that Chelsea fan that came on shouting after they won at Old Trafford?He has to go on for a lack of humility and his CONSTANT USE OF CAPITALS

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  • 140. At 4:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, jchubeta_aBridgeTooFar wrote:

    What about the "ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE PRESS ARE HYPING THEM BASED ON ONE GREAT SEASON" XL

    1.Hart
    2.Shawcross
    3.Dawson
    4.Bale
    5.Song
    6.Watson
    7.Adam Johnson
    8.Milner
    9.Zamora
    10.Rooney

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  • 141. At 4:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    131. At 4:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    heh, Gaz fella what have you done? not happy with chasing away all the 'pool fans you have now turned on your own ranks...

    (v.funny how when people get ina row with you they always resort to calling you gary, even though that isn't your name)

    anyway hope your well mate... good luck (you'll need i've spent hours arguing with united fans, they're very stubborn)

    ______________________


    RBA it is amusing. Or difficult. Or annoying. Depending on what way you look at it.

    Thankfully you seem to 'get me'. But please don't get any Gary Neville ideas a la Scholes the other day.

    When is jnr popping out for his kit? (You do know that he will want a United kit very soon and you're going to have to have that awkward 'Aldershot' talk with him)

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  • 142. At 4:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    140. At 4:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, jchubeta wrote:

    What about the "ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE PRESS ARE HYPING THEM BASED ON ONE GREAT SEASON" XL

    1.Hart
    2.Shawcross
    3.Dawson
    4.Bale
    5.Song
    6.Watson
    7.Adam Johnson
    8.Milner
    9.Zamora
    10.Rooney

    __________________
    you need to add another 30 to that list....

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  • 143. At 4:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    Mark Butler is an ABU......so is Nick Clegg. Louis Soares loves Gnev.

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  • 144. At 4:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

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  • 145. At 4:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    143. At 4:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    Louis Soares loves Gnev.


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    Who is he?

    And do the authourities know he is on the loose?

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  • 146. At 4:25pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Gaz, haha, you know what i was saying the other day toa mate i am dreading the day he comes home at about 5 or 6 and says he supports united coz 90% of his class do (i live very near the surrey border)... i am preparing a speech... ("gay, i could handle, but this!!!") haha...

    He is due in 6 weeks and 5 days... so when he is about 3 weeks old and he can see right across the room to the telly, one of the first things he will witness will be England getting knocked out of a world cup... if that aint character building i dont know what is!

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  • 147. At 4:26pm on 19 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    G'Day fellas.
    Re 114: How about putting Winthorpe (WC3) on that list as last name!

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  • 148. At 4:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, m4nu43v3r wrote:

    Nice one Robbo!

    Have another starting XI for you:

    The "Shortest footballers playing in the PL XI"!
    in other words midgets:

    1. Brian Jensen- Burnley (Struggled with this one but quite possibly the shortest GK in the PL at 6'1")

    2. Gary Neville (Felt right to continue the Gary Neville theme, shortest 5'11" I have ever seen!!!)

    3. Fabio Da Silva (At 5' 7" its almost embarrassing)

    4. Rafael Da Silva (5' 5" just sounds ridiculous, my 3 year old is almost as tall as this)

    5. Gael Clichy (I know what your thinking.. these are full backs. Technically still defenders!though. 5' 8")

    6. Ross Wallace - Sunderland (5'4", should he be even allowed to play football???)

    7. Shawn Wright Phillips (Another 5'4", posseses the pace required to catch up to normal players)

    8. Aaron Lennon (5'4" again pace makes up for the height, apparently the shortest player in the leage!!)

    9. Scholes (Little Genius, sorry can't slate the man is pure class)

    10. J Defoe (Again short but fast, good finisher hopefully he can realise his potential at the world cup and find a way to work with Rooney!)

    11. Carlos Tevez (Body 4'6" Head 1'2")

    Subs: Crouchy (Equivalent to 5 midgets!)

    Manager: Gianfranco Zola (5'4", as a player outstanding, as a manager the word "gobbledygook" comes to mind for some reason!!)

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  • 149. At 4:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

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  • 150. At 4:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    I'm not putting Winthorpe on the list SS!

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  • 151. At 4:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    RBA the problem is that when jnr see England getting knocked out of the WC he will be surrounded by other Englismen.

    This means that he will be brainwashed into thinking that England have a chance in every WC he sees for the rest of his life.

    Which is just silly.

    A South African mate of mine was just telling me today how he is so disgusted that he can't get his 6 year old to like rugby. All he wants to do is play footie. I laughed!

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  • 152. At 4:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Haha Scholsey... Louis Soares hates Gnev (he is human) but Butler is an ABU... (how did you pick Louis Soares, hahaha... quality mate!)

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  • 153. At 4:29pm on 19 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    147. At 4:26pm on 19 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    G'Day fellas.
    Re 114: How about putting Winthorpe (WC3) on that list as last name!

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    G'day SS11.Winthorpe is top man and should visit more often.He goes on the same list as Konnolsky,read every post without fail XI

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  • 154. At 4:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, Rabster wrote:

    #138 Zen,
    Emo Phillips wants his joke back.

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  • 155. At 4:31pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    138. At 4:20pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    more brilliance. best yet

    "When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."
    - Robert Pirsig (1948-)

    "Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
    - Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.


    "I'll moider da bum."
    - Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

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  • 156. At 4:32pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    #154 Still its well worth a copy.

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  • 157. At 4:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, Salford Red from the Height wrote:

    60. - you are def not a proper united fan... yeh gary neville is clearly past his best but is not doing a bad job at the mo...but the guys a united legend!!! he was absolute class b4 his injury problems!! any real utd fan remembers how good he was.

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    And any England fan with a decent memory and an ounce of honesty will also agree that Gary was an outstanding full back for the national team for a good ten years.

    GazUtd clearly hasn't been watching United for too long.

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  • 158. At 4:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #148 - I think you'll find Shay Given is shorter than Brian Jensen at 5"10

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  • 159. At 4:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "[RBA] When is jnr popping out for his kit? (You do know that he will want a United kit very soon and you're going to have to have that awkward 'Aldershot' talk with him)"

    Gaz, funny and true. Funny because its true.

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  • 160. At 4:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Anyway that kiss is just to let John Terry know that Gaz is taken lest he gets ideas if Gaz does make the England squad.

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  • 161. At 4:36pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    137. At 4:20pm on 19 Apr 2010, NEARPOSTHEADER wrote:
    Surely a best and worst of footie punditry XIs are needed, along with best/worst bloggers
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    More lists! Start it up sir!!

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    "My roommate said to me, 'I'm gonna go shave and use the shower; does anyone need to use the bathroom?' It's like some weird ass quiz where he reveals the answer first." -Mitch Hedberg
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    ReComm doin it proper. I've been remiss so:
    117: -Zach Galifinakis
    128&138 : -Emo Phillips

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  • 162. At 4:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    Gaz, RBA - I was faking some knowledge of the shots (for i am actually extremely ignorant)........i thought if my missus can fake it, then it must be alright for me! :-)

    Bet you cant wait for your little fella to come out (phnarr phnarr). Excellent that it kinda links in with WC. You can do the burping/winding malarky whilst watching the games. Although depending how "involved" you get watching games you might throw him in the air if we score!

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  • 163. At 4:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "146. At 4:25pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    Gaz, haha, you know what i was saying the other day toa mate i am dreading the day he comes home at about 5 or 6 and says he supports united coz 90% of his class do (i live very near the surrey border)... i am preparing a speech... ("gay, i could handle, but this!!!") haha...

    He is due in 6 weeks and 5 days... so when he is about 3 weeks old and he can see right across the room to the telly, one of the first things he will witness will be England getting knocked out of a world cup... if that aint character building i dont know what is!
    "

    Pfft - try having Scottish parents. Then you'll know what witnessing glorious failure is all about.

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  • 164. At 4:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, Rovers Return - HKR AWAY DAYS wrote:

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  • 165. At 4:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jon wrote:

    BBC actually pay this bloke money? Terrible.

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  • 166. At 4:40pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    154. At 4:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, Rabster wrote:
    #138 Zen,
    Emo Phillips wants his joke back.
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    Cheers Rab. Apologies for not refencing..sorted at 161 just "pour tu"
    (Would you agree he wants his career back too..)

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  • 167. At 4:40pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    163. At 4:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Pfft - try having Scottish parents. Then you'll know what witnessing glorious failure is all about.


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    Is it wrong that I took this as you being the glorious failure?

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  • 168. At 4:40pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Nick Griffin is in there twice is he not?

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  • 169. At 4:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, richmay1 wrote:

    Good Afternoon Robbo,
    Love your blog because it always brightens up the day and gives me a laugh,but I have got to warn you that you may end up regretting all your Gary Neville jokes if he ends the season lifting the premiership trophy above his head and is selected into the England squad to the world cup.
    @JDR, why not lighten up? You know Robbos blog is meant to be a kind of light hearted blog to start your week,and besides he is a kind of carton charactar.
    Okay,who would you prefer to start your week with? Robbo or McNulty and the mods?

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  • 170. At 4:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "167. At 4:40pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:
    163. At 4:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    Pfft - try having Scottish parents. Then you'll know what witnessing glorious failure is all about.


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    Is it wrong that I took this as you being the glorious failure?
    "

    Yes, but in a good way;)

    Ba%s$&!d!

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  • 171. At 4:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    165. At 4:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, Jon wrote:

    BBC actually pay this bloke money? Terrible.

    ________________________


    Hey if they can pay Alan Green and McNulty then they will pay anyone.


    Although Green and McNulty have to be on some sort of back to work for the brainless scheme, which probably means a discount of some sort

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  • 172. At 4:43pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    read every post without fail XI:
    Blogs
    Zoots
    Konns
    H2H (the H-man)
    JDR
    Capt.
    Gaz
    Trotts
    Jacks
    Bo
    Adam

    Manager: Robbo

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  • 173. At 4:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:


    RBA there is no way his highness Robson reads every post.

    Just JDRs if you ask me.

    But then that's only proof reading after he writes them in the first place.


    Ooops. I've said too much.

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  • 174. At 4:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, HotHeadWazza wrote:

    JDR for Prime Minister!

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  • 175. At 4:48pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

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

  • 176. At 4:48pm on 19 Apr 2010, Shevabk2milan wrote:

    I think including Titus Bramble was a bit harsh, he hasnt had any high profile slip ups this season.

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  • 177. At 4:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Sorry GAz, i meant i read all thier comments with out fail.. but your right about robbo, doubt he reads his own stuff half the time!

    176... Titus' middle name is "wah wah waaaahhhh" thats why he is included..

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  • 178. At 4:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    my comment on the Politics blog didn't make it. Damn!

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  • 179. At 4:53pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

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  • 180. At 4:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    hehe, jon has followed us here from Nick Robbo Robinsons blog...

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  • 181. At 4:56pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    168. At 3:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, you wrote:
    Go Chelsea!

    Solidarity!!!

    we made it through!

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  • 182. At 4:56pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

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  • 183. At 4:56pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    169. At 4:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, richmay1 wrote:
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    I have done my best to take what positives I can from the blog - Robbo will have to answer for the rest.

    If its any consolation to the cartoon character his blog ranks well above McNulty in virtually all aspects. McNultys is so mystifyingly bad that I can only assume he got to where he is through some heinous nepotistic act.

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  • 184. At 4:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    ANYWAY, penultimate day in this job, so it's early hometime.

    GO CHELSEA (SAVE GNEV)

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  • 185. At 4:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Pfft - try having Scottish parents. Then you'll know what witnessing glorious failure is all about.

    Misuse of the word Glorious there. If you want to know what failure is like just ask Gordon Brown on May 7th

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  • 186. At 4:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    183. At 4:56pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    If its any consolation to the cartoon character his blog ranks well above McNulty in virtually all aspects. McNultys is so mystifyingly bad that I can only assume he got to where he is through some heinous nepotistic act.

    ______________________


    Holy blogishidness Batman.

    I agree with everything Joe said here.

    Well apart from the big words.

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  • 187. At 4:59pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    "McNultys is so mystifyingly bad that I can only assume he got to where he is through some heinous nepotistic act. "

    I would like to take this opportunity to say well done to Joanna Lumley, for battling other Nepatists in the courts, and winning!

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  • 188. At 5:00pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    185. At 4:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    If you want to know what failure is like just ask Gordon Brown on May 7th

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    To be fair Adam you could ask Gordon Brown this on any day.

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  • 189. At 5:00pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    "consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant."
    Its a lot of typing but what the consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant, I may start doing this to avoid trouble with the "subculture that originated in London, England in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s" (S).
    -wikipedia

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  • 190. At 5:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    Jacks/EW - I know he's too sweet. Sometimes I just doubt whether he pretends to be one!

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  • 191. At 5:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, m4nu43v3r wrote:

    158. Thanks adampsb! I knew there would be a shorter GK somewhere in the PL..

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  • 192. At 5:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, Rabster wrote:

    Zen, no slight intended, it is a great joke. :)

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  • 193. At 5:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    @ 165

    Wasn't a fan of today's but Robbo's blogs are always entertaining rather than informative, and as some others have said, always a great start to the week. Then the comments that follow always give the real entertainment!!

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  • 194. At 5:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, chris brennan wrote:

    JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Anymore for the Nerks XI?
    _______________________
    What was the name of that Chelsea fan that came on shouting after they won at Old Trafford?He has to go on for a lack of humility and his CONSTANT USE OF CAPITALS
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    THANKS JACKS,IT WOULD BE AN HONOUR TO JOIN THE SQUAD!

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  • 195. At 5:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    yeah brennado, that was Ballsicko, Howard.. he's been included in the list. Infact he tops the list.

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  • 196. At 5:15pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    to avoid trouble with the "subculture that originated in London, England in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s

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    The Liberal Democrat Party

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  • 197. At 5:15pm on 19 Apr 2010, realistmag wrote:

    '4. Sebastian Bassong: It's hard to imagine any Newcastle defender from last season could be up to much, but he's done OK.'

    Actually Bassong was great for us last year. The rest were pretty poor, hence the relegation but we would have done much much worse if it were not for Bassong. I know we conceded alot last year, but I couldn't blame Bassong for many of them. However there were many times were blame fell Colocinni, Butt, Nolan, Taylor etc etc.

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  • 198. At 5:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    Most Number of times First Post on the Blog XI


    1. Ngog
    2. Ngog
    3. Ngog
    4. Ngog
    5. Ngog
    6. Ngog
    7. Ngog
    8. Ngog
    9. Ngog
    10. Star
    11. Star

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  • 199. At 5:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, Daniel wrote:

    The 'Call Yourself A Professional Footballer - Pull Your Blinking Finger Out' XI

    Are we not forgetting the Danish bombshell at Arsenal? All the arrogance of Cristiano but the ability of a fish out of water. The hat trick against Porto - which my gran could have scored - aside, why is he there? I don't support Arsenal but am dismayed every time I see the name "Bendtner" heading their attack. Surely the English team who spout the "beautiful football" mantra should not have such a lummox up front? I look forward to seeing RVP back soon!

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  • 200. At 5:18pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    192. At 5:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, Rabster wrote:
    Zen, no slight intended, it is a great joke. :)
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    None taken, none intended.
    Emo was is/ vastly underrated..
    My personal favs:
    "Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps."
    "I was at a bar nursing a beer. My nipple was getting quite soggy."


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  • 201. At 5:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, Robbo Robson wrote:

    108. At 4:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, eric_3_king wrote:
    I'm with you Jimmy, the man is a united legend! Bit of a t**t at times but a quality defender.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    In a nutshell, my friend, in a nutshell.

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  • 202. At 5:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, alturay wrote:

    @95
    Prem / GB Olympic 2012 XI

    1. C.Gordon
    2. A.Hutton
    3. G.Bale
    4. J.Collins
    5. J.Evans
    6. A.Ramsey
    7. D.Fletcher
    8. J.McFadden
    9. C.Bellamy
    10. J.Collison
    11. R.Giggs

    I'm sorry but the Olympics allow only 3 players above the age of 23 and from your list above, probably over half of those will be over 23 by summer 2012

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  • 203. At 5:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, Robbo Robson wrote:

    174. At 4:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, HotHeadWazza wrote:
    JDR for Prime Minister!
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    WE could do a lot worse. In fact I think we are doing a lot worse.

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  • 204. At 5:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, United Dreamer wrote:

    "185. At 4:58pm on 19 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:
    Pfft - try having Scottish parents. Then you'll know what witnessing glorious failure is all about.

    Misuse of the word Glorious there. If you want to know what failure is like just ask Gordon Brown on May 7th
    "

    I'll be asking "Dave".

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  • 205. At 5:23pm on 19 Apr 2010, Robbo Robson wrote:

    197. At 5:15pm on 19 Apr 2010, Not-so-Super...Mac wrote:
    '4. Sebastian Bassong: It's hard to imagine any Newcastle defender from last season could be up to much, but he's done OK.'

    Actually Bassong was great for us last year. The rest were pretty poor, hence the relegation but we would have done much much worse if it were not for Bassong. I know we conceded alot last year, but I couldn't blame Bassong for many of them. However there were many times were blame fell Colocinni, Butt, Nolan, Taylor etc etc.

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    Ah yes, Colocinni, that meandering capuccino-headed fool. Fair enough.

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  • 206. At 5:25pm on 19 Apr 2010, Robbo Robson wrote:

    199. At 5:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, Daniel wrote:
    The 'Call Yourself A Professional Footballer - Pull Your Blinking Finger Out' XI

    Are we not forgetting the Danish bombshell at Arsenal?
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    An oversight indeed. But Bendtner has had his fair share of flak form this direction. You're right about that hat-trick. It doesn't change anything. Luther Blissett used to score hat-tricks. I rest my case.

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  • 207. At 5:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, Roonaldos wrote:

    Haha no.4.

    Carrick is probably the most overrated England player I have ever seen, coming from a Utd fan. If he didnt play for us everybody would say how useless he is but instead if he actually manages to pass to a teammate he is treated like God.
    Terry is not as good as he is made out to be and has lost his head since the "incident."
    Cech used to be the best in the world but he is getting worse and worse since the injury.

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  • 208. At 5:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, NEARPOSTHEADER wrote:

    #161 zenmomkey

    Actually, I no longer live in dear old blighty so I couldn't even come up with 11 names for either category of pundit, but I'd be interested to read others' opinions.

    What I do know is that, as has been said, McNulty's blog is excruciatingly bad/boring and whilst Alan Hansen is (or maybe was) pretty good in front of the camera, in front of a laptop, his only talent is in Stating the Bleedin' Obvious.

    I watch English footie via Fox, with Argentinian coomentators and, although naturally biased against this nationality, I have to say I've warmed to the Malvinas-obsessed-land-grabbing-hand-of-Godders through their sense of humour. One guy makes up lyrics to popular songs to eulogise a goalscorer, for instance. Beats Jonathan Pearce's manic, moronic screaming any day.

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  • 209. At 5:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    JDR for Prime Minister? What chance does he have? His only coverage is on Robbo's blog. Dave's got his own channel.

    Dunno about all those XIs, but that Nev-Scholes pic is definitely XXX. Wot's that about? Scholes - good head, but a manly handshake afterwards would have been enough.

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  • 210. At 5:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    208. At 5:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, NEARPOSTHEADER wrote:
    I watch English footie via Fox, with Argentinian coomentators..
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    At least you are spared the twaddle that spews from the American soccer "analysts". Fox soccer and the major US networks don't know manure about commentating on the beautiful game.
    (My Canadian countrymen aren't much better.)

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  • 211. At 5:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    202. At 5:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, alturay wrote:

    I'm sorry but the Olympics allow only 3 players above the age of 23 and from your list above, probably over half of those will be over 23 by summer 2012
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    you're right of course, just attempting an ABE WUM without thinking it through

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  • 212. At 5:43pm on 19 Apr 2010, freddawlanen wrote:

    Typical of anyone who has a memory but never watches games anymore.
    Bramble has been a far more consistent and talented defender all season than either Terry or Rio (not that that's too hard), but he still only gets remembered for his time at Newcastle, where something was clearly rotten.
    If the Englasnd squad was picked on this seasons form, then Dawson would be first choice CB, with either Upson or Bramble his partner, as it is, we'll end up with Rio (less concentration than a goldfish) and Terry (too busy worrying about his mistresses to train properly), who'll make some no-mark striker from Algeria look like Messi.

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  • 213. At 5:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    If you want a list of overrated players its geneally a good idea to trawl through the England B sides at the non internationals in there and their horrifying associated price tags.

    Still no explanations on the managers choices Robbo? - other than Benitez the rest dont make sense. Logic Robbo please, logic and reasoning.



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  • 214. At 5:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpursWarlordGaruff wrote:

    The 'Who i think should be in the Premier League team of the season' XI. The players who have done really well this season in their respective positions.

    1. Heurelho Gomes: Last season, everyone wrote him off as a flop. This season, has come in and made some match winning saves, best ones came against Arsenal at White Hart Lane. Joe Hart has also been one of the better keepers.

    2. Michael Dawson: Has been solid for Spurs all season. Rarely put a foot out of place. Unlucky in the FA cup semi final when he slipped at the crucial moment. Deserves an England call-up.

    3. John Terry: Through all the media attention, has been a rock in the back 4 for Chelsea, like he is every season.

    4. Gareth Bale: There's just no stopping him. Outstanding in every game he's played this season, and going forward, well...England would kill to have a player like him!

    5.Bacary Sagna: Has been a stand out player for Arsenal in what has been another dissapointing season.

    6. Jamie O'Hara: Still a Tottenham player, went to Portsmouth on loan and has been their best player. Every time he goes out, he gives it his all and has a neat left foot. Real trooper.

    7. Tim Cahill: Everton has a very slow start, but have surged up the table, very much like Tottenham last season. Tim Cahill has had a terrific season and has been one of their best players.

    8. Florent Malouda: Has been superb in the heart of Chelsea's midfield. Going forward, has been a real threat. Chipping in with 10 league goals too.

    9. James Milner: Another midfielder of huge quality this season. Moving to Aston Villa has not only helped his club career, but his perfomances for them have increased his World Cup chances.

    10. Carlos Tevez: Made a controversial move across Manchester to Man City. Had a slow start but boy has he stepped it up. Man Utd made a mistake letting him go!

    11. Wayne Rooney: Theres just no stopping him. He has everything to be the top striker in europe. Defenders struggle to handle him, his finishing is clinical. Any team would want theyre own Rooney.

    Manager: Harry Redknapp: Came in last season with Spurs rock bottom of the table. Took them up to 8th and now has turned them into a strong attacking team with aims of finishing 4th. How he does it i do not know.

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  • 215. At 6:00pm on 19 Apr 2010, irochel wrote:

    Consonant, Consonant, Vowel, Consonant...Classic!

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  • 216. At 6:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    213. At 5:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
    Logic Robbo please, logic and reasoning.
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    No offense JDR (and Robbo)but isn't that an illogical and/or oxymoronic sentence?

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  • 217. At 6:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, Daniel wrote:

    213. At 5:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:
    Logic Robbo please, logic and reasoning.
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    No offense JDR (and Robbo)but isn't that an illogical and/or oxymoronic sentence?

    Surely logic is attained through (logical) reasoning

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  • 218. At 6:12pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    217. At 6:06pm on 19 Apr 2010, Daniel wrote:
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    Erm...okay?

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  • 219. At 6:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    ZAMORA FOR ENGLAND!
    Where's the footy talk gone?
    Guess I'll see whats up with KONN on Twitter...

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  • 220. At 6:20pm on 19 Apr 2010, Joe Bzowski wrote:

    I have to say Robbo, I think you secretly think Gary Neville is the best player in the world. He makes all of your teams and he plays for Manchester United (arguably the best club in the world only 2nd to Barca over the last 2 - 3 years) and might even make England squad again (and we could.... could be champions).

    So Gary Neville, in theory, can get into any team in the world, good or bad! He must be a genious!

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  • 221. At 6:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    The 'I Thought You Were Past It But Fair Dos' XI
    The codgers, in other words:

    7. Paul Scholes: After the snog from GNev I doubt we'll see him score again. What a player.

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

    I know he isnt the player he was, but his passing is still up there with the very best, he still scores important goals (although less of them) and he can still control a game better than Carrick and i would say anyone in the England team, but then im biased.

    He will be sorely missed when he retires. Im relieved we get to see another year of him.

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  • 222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, bill40 wrote:

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

  • 223. At 6:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    209. At 5:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    Dave's got his own channel.

    _________________

    Yes he has Zoot.


    Sky News.

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  • 224. At 6:31pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    213. At 5:52pm on 19 Apr 2010, JoeDavisRoach wrote:

    Logic Robbo please, logic and reasoning.


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    Comedy Joe. Comedy and laughs.

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  • 225. At 6:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, englandbill40 wrote:

    11. George Best. The greatest football player ever and included for not living forever at his prime. I will never see the like again.
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    and I suspect Bill, none of us will!

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  • 226. At 6:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, englandbill40 wrote:

    Ryan Giggs. The worst of all traitor. Totally English but decides he is Welsh for no reason at all.


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    Apart from being born there.

    And having a Welsh father.

    And growing up there.

    And liking sheep.

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  • 227. At 6:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:

    225. At 6:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, englandbill40 wrote:

    11. George Best. The greatest football player ever and included for not living forever at his prime. I will never see the like again.
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    and I suspect Bill, none of us will!

    _____________________________


    I suspect you are correct Trotter. Tis a shame.

    What's a bigger shame though is anyone thinking anyone has come even close to Best.

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  • 228. At 6:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, Didier Drogba- just another Cameron Jerome wannabe wrote:

    212.
    what about ROger Johnson or Scott Dann?
    i know i am biased but we have had one of the strongest defences in the PL this season and these two have been like rocks at CB

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  • 229. At 6:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, bill40 wrote:

    My original post will get modded but thanks to those resonding to George Best. When the question is asked "who was/is the best footballer ever" remember the clue is in the question.

    Wonder how much he would be worth these days? I would guess above a million...

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  • 230. At 6:45pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    198. At 5:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    Most Number of times First Post on the Blog XI


    1. Ngog
    2. Ngog
    3. Ngog
    4. Ngog
    5. Ngog
    6. Ngog
    7. Ngog
    8. Ngog
    9. Ngog
    10. Star
    11. Star

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    I could have my own team purely on regenerations by now ... ;)

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  • 231. At 6:46pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Well look at that! My XI's Coaching Staff have taken great offence at being called a bunch of Charmless Nerks! XD

    (And if this post goes you know it's vindictive as I haven't named a single person or entity)

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  • 232. At 6:47pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Lots of modding going on while I was away ... speaking of which, how the hell is #125 still up when it was about a million times more offensive than poor old #56 that got done in again by the Francophilic mods?

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  • 233. At 6:47pm on 19 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    222 - Some good points there liked 6, 9 & 11........but not 8 as much.

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  • 234. At 6:48pm on 19 Apr 2010, kingdeano wrote:

    i am amazing

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  • 235. At 6:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Bill, word is, that when things are quiet the mods have second jobs as comb over police!

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  • 236. At 6:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, Webb of Deceit - Not606 when 606 shuts wrote:

    I believe that Silvestre and Campbell should be switched, since Silvestre was preferred to Campbell against Barcelona, and that only happens if you're REALLY REALLY awful

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  • 237. At 6:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    226. At 6:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:
    222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, englandbill40 wrote:

    Ryan Giggs. The worst of all traitor. Totally English but decides he is Welsh for no reason at all.


    __________


    Apart from being born there.

    And having a Welsh father.

    And growing up there.

    And liking sheep.
    _________________________________

    I'm sure this has been covered before but here we go again,

    Ryan Giggs:-

    Born in Wales
    Welsh mother
    Welsh father
    Welsh Grandparents

    Could only have played for England if the residency rule was in place before he made his Wales debut, which it wasn't. He's WELSH, not English - get over it.

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  • 238. At 7:00pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedWhiteandermblue wrote:

    Your work has been described as a rip-off of other people's work, completely lacking in originiality.

    Andy Warhol: I'd say that's very accurate.

    Why would you repeat what's already been done, instead of doing something new?

    Warhol: It's easier.

    Interviewer: Your films have been called pornography.

    Warhol (never looked or sounded so cheerful or impressed with himself) Isn't that GREAT?

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  • 239. At 7:01pm on 19 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    234

    Subliminal BUPA advertising, Robbo. Mods - move in NOW.

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  • 240. At 7:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, Oh wait its Dossena wrote:

    Robinho has to get a mention somewhere, surely?




































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  • 241. At 7:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    240. At 7:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, Oh wait its Dossena wrote:

    Robinho has to get a mention somewhere, surely?

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

    The biggest overpaid crybaby ninny, perhaps?

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  • 242. At 7:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, AmbroseIsAnEagle - Formerly TMNE wrote:

    This is pathetic. You've been reading a bit too much of the Sun mate.

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  • 243. At 7:42pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Ngog and Kyut up front for Pool ... as a GK I'd be more intimidated of a passing field mouse ...

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  • 244. At 7:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    You're forgetting how hard Kuyt works.

    *Sigh*

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  • 245. At 7:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, Mike Chucky wrote:

    Cech hasnt been playing too well this season, but we blues blame Stephen Hunt. Too bad I can't think about any other overrated goalkeeper.

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  • 246. At 8:00pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    Cme on WHU!
    Your bubbles song is much better than that one about walking solo....

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  • 247. At 8:01pm on 19 Apr 2010, Robbo Robson wrote:

    I am determined to ignore the JDR inquiry. Gaz is right, if I read too much of his stuff I'll be like... well like him reading too much of my stuff...

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  • 248. At 8:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    Easy zenmonkey, YNWA is by far the best song in football!!

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  • 249. At 8:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, Robbo Robson wrote:

    Actually Kuyt madea good start to the season - particularly in the absence of the highlighted alice-band wearer. Admittedly he's tailed off and is now performing as a kind of drudge. Still like the bloke's work-rate. Good engine. 100%er... Sigh...

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  • 250. At 8:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    Ok, I'll concede he did start off well this, but it was totally out of character. When friends say how hard Kuyt works, I always ask whether they think he'd get into the Chelsea, man u or Arsenal team. Now I think it's fair to also include Tottenham and City in that list and I'm pretty sure you'd have to say no.

    I'd rather have that Danish bloke from Arsenal. Or even better, bring back Heskey!

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  • 251. At 8:11pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    *Ok, I'll concede he did start off well this season

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  • 252. At 8:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, J Herer wrote:

    I'm a Chelsea fan and even I agree J Obi Mikel is pants

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  • 253. At 8:13pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    248. At 8:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:
    Easy zenmonkey, YNWA is by far the best song in football!!
    -----------------
    I think the best song in football is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMogWN7BLjU



    lol

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  • 254. At 8:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    I'm at work mate and can't get on youtube so will email that link to my phone then go out for a sly fag and watch it. ;-)

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  • 255. At 8:16pm on 19 Apr 2010, Coco_Kitsch wrote:

    Robbo,

    Did you see Gomes while he was at PSV? He was excellent and not 'pants'.

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  • 256. At 8:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    Aside from the obvious "big 2" the only other 'pool player I rate is Bennayoun. Rafa has not used him often enough.

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  • 257. At 8:18pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    @256 Oops. Outfield players only.
    Reina is quality.

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  • 258. At 8:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    254. At 8:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:
    I'm at work mate and can't get on youtube so will email that link to my phone then go out for a sly fag and watch it. ;-)
    ----------
    Might choke on the smoke for laughing...tis brutal.

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  • 259. At 8:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    a little lower and that would have gone in off 'little yossi'

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  • 260. At 8:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    254. At 8:14pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

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    hi there caution when useing the term " fag " the mods can get very touchy at times on here. :)

    evening mods how the rockers are you all tonight.

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  • 261. At 8:22pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    That's 3 minutes and 12 seconds of my life I want back!!!

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  • 262. At 8:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    @256 - Forgetting Masch. But yeah, unfortunately the squad is just so poor at the minute.

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  • 263. At 8:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, Andy bland wrote:

    How about this for a team who could still do it?
    1. Shilton
    2. G Neville
    3. Pierce
    4. Walker
    5. Terry
    6. Gerrard
    7. Gascoine
    8. Robson
    9. Beardsley
    10. Rooney
    11. Shearer

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  • 264. At 8:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    #256 Vindicated.

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  • 265. At 8:32pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    How crap are West Ham, N'Gog has scored!!

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  • 266. At 8:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, Michael Brown wrote:

    A good selection, really quite funny.

    However, wanted to pick you on something on the Jason Scotland comment. As a Scot just wanted to mention Steven Fletcher who has done a pretty decent job for Burnley considering how poor they've been this season, almost at double figures for his first season in the premiership and having had a massive step up in class.

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  • 267. At 8:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    Liverpool: Save some goals for Chelsea please.
    GO CHELSEA!

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  • 268. At 8:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    #265.

    Could be worse ... at least it wasn't Titus Bramble ... mind by my own logic this means I ought to be donning the gloves for England at the WC if Green's letting him score.

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  • 269. At 8:43pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    267. At 8:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:
    Liverpool: Save some goals for Chelsea please.

    ______________________________

    We could score 10 tonight and against Burnley on Sunday, don't think it'll make much difference how we do against Chelsea or the race for 4th.

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  • 270. At 8:49pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    268. At 8:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:
    #265.

    Could be worse ... at least it wasn't Titus Bramble ... mind by my own logic this means I ought to be donning the gloves for England at the WC if Green's letting him score.
    ________________________________

    Made sure i watched MOTD2 for that last night, how much longer can Arsenal go on without a decent keeper?

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  • 271. At 8:49pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    @269 Just to clarify:
    Chelsea are the last team I want to see win the league. So, depsite my Mum's family being Evertonians, I'll be cheering for the 'Pool when Chelsea visits Anfield.

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  • 272. At 8:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    Thought you might be a United fan looking for us to do you a favour

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  • 273. At 9:09pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    Pretty neutral actually, but the Everton connections make it difficult to like Liverpool.
    As for Chelsea..just can't stand 'em.
    So, in a way, yes I'm rooting for ManU now that Arsenal are basically done..

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  • 274. At 9:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    pull my finger...

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  • 275. At 9:21pm on 19 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    3-0

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  • 276. At 9:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, Phemmy1 (the Roonmeistre the great) wrote:

    Nice one Robbo. Except you missed out Diouf and Bellamy from your "most irritating" list.

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  • 277. At 9:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    @274
    Done.

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  • 278. At 9:31pm on 19 Apr 2010, DennyCraneWHU wrote:

    JoeDavisRoach,

    You keep saying you try being positive. Here's how you can be positive: just don't post anything. But if you can't manage to just shut up, how about you just don't post anything negative? It's called self control.

    But then that would not allow you to be your usual self indulgent self, would it?

    Please don't bother replying to this post, your opinions are as useless as your self-serving raionalisations.

    I'm trying to be postive about you here, trying about as hard as you try, lol.

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  • 279. At 9:32pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    Am I leaving due to the virtual effects of #277, or is my work day done?

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  • 280. At 9:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    274. At 9:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    pull my finger...

    277. At 9:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, zenmonkey wrote:

    @274
    Done.

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

    Had to leave the room after that one!! Whats the craic with JDR? Is he on his holy crusade towards some kind of a utopian blog again? Theres definitely something in the air.

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  • 281. At 9:55pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    robbo good shout for the england xi being the "annoying bunch of twots that youd want to do this to xi"......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au8U0RViEGU&NR=1

    my "get on with the game in a non- national embarrassment manner reminiscent of the heroes of 1966" XI : milner...er....er.. ..rooney?....possibly not....er... shawcross..

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  • 282. At 10:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    266. At 8:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, Michael Brown wrote:
    A good selection, really quite funny.

    However, wanted to pick you on something on the Jason Scotland comment. As a Scot just wanted to mention Steven Fletcher who has done a pretty decent job for Burnley considering how poor they've been this season, almost at double figures for his first season in the premiership and having had a massive step up in class.

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    almost in double figures? wow he's on fire!

    and he's english.

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  • 283. At 10:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, ... wrote:

    The 'If I weren't a footballer I'd definately be in jail XI':

    1. Almunia (surely he's an illegal immigrant. No way is he English)
    2. Skrtel (just look at him)
    3. Carragher (like father like son)
    4. Shawcross (breaks legs on a regular basis)
    5.
    6.
    7. Bowyer (aka Guile from Street Fighter 2)
    8. Gerrard (he would have your hubcaps)
    9.
    10. Diouf (no explanation needed)
    11. Marlon King....erm...well...errr...

    Not sure of the ohter three. It just a shame Joey Barton isn't in the Prem at the moment, he'd be the star of the show, or possible the second next to King.

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  • 284. At 10:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, indraneelan wrote:

    281. At 9:55pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:
    my "get on with the game in a non- national embarrassment manner reminiscent of the heroes of 1966" XI : milner...er....er.. ..rooney?....possibly not....er... shawcross..
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    DAWSON!

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  • 285. At 10:16pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Haha, #283, can we call you Dot Dot Dot? or Dot for short?

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  • 286. At 10:16pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

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

  • 287. At 10:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Blog, 281, classic. Problem I have with those videos, is every time I go and look at one, I could be there for hours looking at all the others and that leads me somewhere else and before you know it, it's past bedtime and the computer has crashed!

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  • 288. At 10:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    trott - ... ---- ..-- ... --- .-- --. --..!!!

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  • 289. At 10:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    yeah I know, he put his ---.---...-..-..---...--.. in the --.----...--..---.-.--...---...--- twice!

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  • 290. At 10:29pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:

    Surely we can add Bellers and Joey Barton to your XI Dot?

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  • 291. At 10:32pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Blog, we'll be needing this!

    http://ling.ucsc.edu/~hank/morseabc.html

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  • 292. At 10:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    ..-. ..- -.-. -.-

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  • 293. At 10:34pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    trott/289 - i was about to post:

    285/6 im relieved you didnt also attempt a morse code joke; id be looking suspiciously at this bottle of wychwood Hobgoblin im drinking and suspect it of conferring telepathy. i might then have stupidly tried drinking it to work out what my wife is thinking... and i know only 15 pints of guiness can do that.

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    am now drinking a crate of wychwood hobgoblin

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  • 294. At 10:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    283. At 10:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, ... wrote:

    The 'If I weren't a footballer I'd definately be in jail XI':

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

    Don't forget Kleberson for marrying his wife when she was 14 or something!

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  • 295. At 10:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    "this is a better morse code translator" in Morse code is:
    - .... .. ... / .. ... / .- / -... . - - . .-. / -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. . / - .-. .- -. ... .-.. .- - --- .-.

    http://morsecode.scphillips.com/cgi-bin/morse.cgi

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  • 296. At 10:36pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    trott dont tell me yours actually means something?

    our friend "S" will be pleased

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  • 297. At 10:37pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    Translated...you can now write anything without moderation!

    "285/6 im relieved you didnt also attempt a morse code joke id be looking suspiciously at this bottle of wychwood Hobgoblin im drinking and suspect it of conferring telepathy. i might then have stupidly tried drinking it to work out what my wife is thinking... and i know only 15 pints of guiness can do that." in Morse code is:
    ..--- ---.. ..... -..-. -.... / .. -- / .-. . .-.. .. . ...- . -.. / -.-- --- ..- / -.. .. -.. -. - / .- .-.. ... --- / .- - - . -- .--. - / .- / -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. . / .--- --- -.- . / .. -.. / -... . / .-.. --- --- -.- .. -. --. / ... ..- ... .--. .. -.-. .. --- ..- ... .-.. -.-- / .- - / - .... .. ... / -... --- - - .-.. . / --- ..-. / .-- -.-- -.-. .... .-- --- --- -.. / .... --- -... --. --- -... .-.. .. -. / .. -- / -.. .-. .. -. -.- .. -. --. / .- -. -.. / ... ..- ... .--. . -.-. - / .. - / --- ..-. / -.-. --- -. ..-. . .-. .-. .. -. --. / - . .-.. . .--. .- - .... -.-- .-.-.- / .. / -- .. --. .... - / - .... . -. / .... .- ...- . / ... - ..- .--. .. -.. .-.. -.-- / - .-. .. . -.. / -.. .-. .. -. -.- .. -. --. / .. - / - --- / .-- --- .-. -.- / --- ..- - / .-- .... .- - / -- -.-- / .-- .. ..-. . / .. ... / - .... .. -. -.- .. -. --. .-.-.- .-.-.- .-.-.- / .- -. -.. / .. / -.- -. --- .-- / --- -. .-.. -.-- / .---- ..... / .--. .. -. - ... / --- ..-. / --. ..- .. -. . ... ... / -.-. .- -. / -.. --- / - .... .- - .-.-.-

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  • 298. At 10:37pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    .. / ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. / .-.. --- ...- . / -... .- -. .- -. .- / ... .- -. -.. .-- .. -.-. .... . ...

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  • 299. At 10:38pm on 19 Apr 2010, James wrote:

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

  • 300. At 10:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    .-. --- -.. / -....- / -.. --- -. - / ... .- -.-- / -.- .-.. -... . .-. ... --- -. ... / .-- .- ... / .- / -.-. .- - .... --- .-.. .. -.-. / .--. .-. .. . ... - ..--.. !!!!!

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  • 301. At 10:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    haha Rod, banana sandwiches?

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  • 302. At 10:41pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    300 .. - / .- .-.. .-- .- -.-- ... / -.-. --- -- . ... / -... .- -.-. -.- / - --- / .-. . .-.. .. --. .. --- -. --..-- / ... . -..- / --- .-. / .--. --- .-.. .. - .. -.-. ...

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  • 303. At 10:43pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    -.. --- - / -.. --- - / -.. --- - / .--. .-. --- -... .- -... .-.. -.-- / .-- .. ... .... . ... / .... . / -. . ...- . .-. / ... - .- .-. - . -.. / - .... .. ...

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  • 304. At 10:48pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    - .-. --- - - / -....- / .... .- .... .- .... .- .... .- .... .-

    my original post at 288 reads, I now know, "TSSOWGZ". the hobgoblin is telling me this has a secret meaning

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  • 305. At 10:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    You've all gone dotty.

    Dashed unlucky on my part that I can't translate it...

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  • 306. At 10:51pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    303 it was a cry for help "· · ·" — — — "· · ·"

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  • 307. At 10:53pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    EW you can! - see trotts post 295 and see you in 20 mnutes!

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  • 308. At 10:54pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    weazel....


    http://morsecode.scphillips.com/cgi-bin/morse.cgi

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  • 309. At 10:56pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    - .... .. ... / -.-. --- ..- .-.. -.. / .-.. . .- -.. / - --- / -.- --- -. -. --- .-.. ... -.- -.-- / .- ...- --- .. -.. .. -. --. / .--. .-. . / -- --- -.. . .-. .- - .. --- -.

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  • 310. At 11:00pm on 19 Apr 2010, col029 wrote:

    The 'I don't care how much charity work you do, you're still a ****' XI

    Craig Bellamy.

    I'm struggling with the others...

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  • 311. At 11:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    301. At 10:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    haha Rod, banana sandwiches?

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    The nicest sandwich there is!! Well, apart from the hamburger.

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  • 312. At 11:02pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    .. / -.. --- -. - / - .... .. -. -.- / -.- --- -. -. --- .-.. ... -.- -.-- / --. .. ...- . ... / .- / - --- ... ... / - .-. --- - - / .... .. ... / ..-. --- .-. ..- -- / --- ..-. / -.-. .... --- .. -.-. . / .... .- ... / ... .-- .. - -.-. .... . -.. / - --- / - .-- .. - - . .-. / .-- .... . .-. . / .. -. / - .... . / -.-. .-.. .- ... .... / --- ..-. / - .... . / --. .. .- -. - ... / .-. --- -... -... --- / .... .- ... / .... .. ... / -. --- ... . / .. -. / ..-. .-. --- -. - / .. -. / - . .-. -- ... / --- ..-. / ..-. --- .-.. .-.. --- .-- . .-. ... / -... -.-- / ..--- ...-- ..--- / - --- / -.- --- -. -. --- .-.. ... -.- -.-- ... / ..--- ----- ----.

    which for those of you who are not trained submariners is translated is:
    "I DONT THINK KONNOLSKY GIVES A TOSS TROTT HIS FORUM OF CHOICE HAS SWITCHED TO TWITTER WHERE IN THE CLASH OF THE GIANTS ROBBO HAS HIS NOSE IN FRONT IN TERMS OF FOLLOWERS BY 232 TO KONNOLSKYS 209"

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  • 313. At 11:04pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    -... --- .-. . -.. / .-- .. - .... / - .... .. ... / -. . .-- / - --- -.-- / -. --- .--

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  • 314. At 11:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    300. At 10:39pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    .-. --- -.. / -....- / -.. --- -. - / ... .- -.-- / -.- .-.. -... . .-. ... --- -. ... / .-- .- ... / .- / -.-. .- - .... --- .-.. .. -.-. / .--. .-. .. . ... - ..--.. !!!!!

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    Blog you were doin so good. Now your back at square one again!! I hop your happy with yourself!!!

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  • 315. At 11:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    really, Robbo tweets too? He doesn't look like a tweeter!

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  • 316. At 11:07pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    313, yep too much like hard work but it'll come in handy one day!

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  • 317. At 11:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    315. At 11:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    really, Robbo tweets too? He doesn't look like a tweeter!

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    Robbo looks more like a ... - ..- .--. .. -.. / -.-. ..- -. - !

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  • 318. At 11:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    317 -. --- .-- / -. --- .-- / ...- / .-. --- -..

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  • 319. At 11:11pm on 19 Apr 2010, VengefulRod wrote:

    317. At 11:08pm on 19 Apr 2010, you wrote:

    315. At 11:05pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    really, Robbo tweets too? He doesn't look like a tweeter!

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    Robbo looks more like a ... - ..- .--. .. -.. / -.-. ..- -. - !

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    Only joking Robbo, your pretty cool for a made up person!

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  • 320. At 11:17pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    rod sorry mate couldnt resist it. no more, really.

    trott 315 - thres a link at the end of the blog. dont really understand tw@tter - blogging for goldfish? and not sure it works anyway - can you imagine a curmudgeonly old smoggie in the pub, tweeting away on his iphone? "burp, pint of mild, Doris..(tweets on iphone) "just burped as i ordered a pint of mild"



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  • 321. At 11:19pm on 19 Apr 2010, blogdignag wrote:

    rod - nothing stupid about robbo

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  • 322. At 11:23pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    haha....if he's doing a spot of global tweeting he might as well text in his beer order. Won't be long before barmaids are replaced by robots. They probably already have 'em in Germany, typical Germans.

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  • 323. At 11:24pm on 19 Apr 2010, L-M-R FC wrote:

    forget the players, think how insufferable the whole of england will be if they do the unthinkable. heres to hoping they do the thinkable

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  • 324. At 11:26pm on 19 Apr 2010, used2beprofi wrote:

    outpaced by an overfed tortoise. fantastic. period. that one alone for me makes the blog...

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  • 325. At 11:30pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    blog, it's all flooding back to me, the barmaid at the Blue Bell is Carla or Carly! An Aussie lass! She got a mention during the Ashes.

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  • 326. At 11:50pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    ..- .--. / - .... . / .- .-. ... .

    looks great fun to me I.m in.

    ps; thats not the translation by the way.

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  • 327. At 11:53pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    oooooooooooo it works both ways!

    hmmm.

    i thought for one min someone had a foolproof way of geting right up the noses of certain sections of the wider community.

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  • 328. At 11:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, davidgilmourthe3rd wrote:

    COP THIS THEN.

    -... .-. .. -. --. / -... .- -.-. -.- / ... -- --- -.- .. -. --. / .. -. / --- ..- .-. / .--. ..- -... ... -..-. -.-. .-.. ..- -... ... / .- -. -.. / -... .- .-. ... .-.-.- / .. ..-. / .-- . / -.-. .- -. / ..-. .. --. .... - / ..-. --- .-. / - .... . / .-. .. --. .... - ... / --- ..-. / ... --- -- . / -... .-.. --- --- -.. -.-- / .. .-. .- --.- ..- .. / .- -. -.. / --- - .... . .-. / -. .- - .. --- -. / - .... .- - / .... .- ... / .-.. .. - - .-.. . / --- .-. / -. --- - .... .. -. --. / - --- / -.. --- / .-- .. - .... / ..- ... / .-- .... -.-- / .. ... / .. - / .-- . / -.-. .- -. - / ..-. .. --. .... - --..-- / --- .-. / ... .... --- ..- .-.. -.. / .. / ... .- -.-- / -.. .. -.. / -. --- - / ..-. .. --. .... - / - .... . / ... -- --- -.- .. -. --. / -... .- -. / .- -. -.. / --- - .... . .-. / ... -.-. .... . -- . ... / - .... .- - ... / . .-. --- -.. . .. -. --. / --- ..- .-. / -... .- ... .. -.-. / .-. .. --. .... - ... / .-- .... .. -.-. .... / ... --- / -- .- -. -.-- / --. .- ...- . / ... --- / -- ..- -.-. .... / ..-. --- .-. / .- -. -.. / -.. .. . -.. / .. -. / - .... . / .--. .-. --- -.-. . ... ... .-.-.-

    regards

    DG3

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  • 329. At 03:04am on 20 Apr 2010, johnny-b-good wrote:

    Sorry to get back to football

    Bendtner gets a mention but he is keeping Eduardo off the pitch - how bad must he feel. Also in the "average and Brazilian" category should go Denilson, he's been quietly ineffective for some years now, other than when giving away needless fouls. I see him on the pitch and know which version of Arsenal is going to turn up.

    Funnily enough Lucas Leiva translates as Lucas Sod. Less humorously it relates to grass rather than the practices performed in the ancient biblical city.

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  • 330. At 03:37am on 20 Apr 2010, redwillhunted7 wrote:

    The Ngog line nearly made me choke on my lunch :-)

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  • 331. At 06:54am on 20 Apr 2010, U14419455 wrote:

    Trott, I think you've just scooped the 'Robbo Post Of The Year' award for that Morse translator.

    And now for something I've wanted to say for a while ...


    - .... . / -- --- -.. ... / .- .-. . / ..- - - . .-. / -.-. ..- -. - ...

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  • 332. At 07:10am on 20 Apr 2010, SS11 wrote:

    --. --- --- -.. / -- --- .-. -. .. -. --. / ..-. . .-.. .-.. .- ... / -- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. . / - .-. .- -. ... .-.. .- - --- .-. / .-. --- -.-. -.- ... .-.-.- / ... ..- .--. . .-. -... / - --- --- .-.. .-.-.- / --. .-. . .- - / ..-. .. -. -.. / - .-. --- - - ... / -... . .-- .- .-. . / - .... --- ..- --. .... --..-- / -... -... -.-. / -- .- -.-- / .... .. .-. . / .-. --- -... . .-. - / .-.. .- -. --. -.. --- -. / ... --- --- -. / .- ... / .- / -- --- -.. . .-. .- - --- .-. .-.-.-

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  • 333. At 07:48am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    So much for posting in Binary code ... the filter's nabbed it somehow.

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  • 334. At 07:56am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    Ipswich manager Roy Keane says he wants to sign "four or five real men" next season and will axe up to half his current squad

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1267363/Roy-Keane-plans-Ipswich-clearout-Im-real-men-claims-Portman-Road-chief.html

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    Unlucky Jack ... looks like he's staying.

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  • 335. At 08:15am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

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

  • 336. At 08:15am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    G'day all... looks like morse is the flavour of the day.

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  • 337. At 08:22am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    What would we do without committee's:

    "The UK government's emergency committee, Cobra, met twice on Monday and plans to meet again on Tuesday.

    After the second meeting a No 10 spokesman said the committee agreed the government should "continue to do whatever it can" to return stranded Britons to the UK."

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  • 338. At 08:30am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    334. At 07:56am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    Ipswich manager Roy Keane says he wants to sign "four or five real men" next season and will axe up to half his current squad

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1267363/Roy-Keane-plans-Ipswich-clearout-Im-real-men-claims-Portman-Road-chief.html

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    Unlucky Jack ... looks like he's staying.

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    Star,you know as well as I do,he'll walk out.Like he has on everyone else.I have patience,unlike a doctor who has patients....

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  • 339. At 08:31am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    333. At 07:48am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:
    So much for posting in Binary code ... the filter's nabbed it somehow.
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    Ha ha ha ......... try this Binary code for the phrase that always gets me modded 01000110 01010101 01000011 01001011 01001001 01001110 01000111 01001101 01001111 01000100 01010011

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  • 340. At 08:31am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    336. At 08:15am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    G'day all... looks like morse is the flavour of the day.

    _______________________
    I've always liked Colin Dexter's novels.
    And g'day to you Bo.I shan't be doing the morse code thing,I'll end up causing a diplomatic incident by putting a dot where I mean a dash...

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  • 341. At 08:32am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    339. At 08:31am on 20 Apr 2010, The Monk wrote:

    333. At 07:48am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:
    So much for posting in Binary code ... the filter's nabbed it somehow.
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    Ha ha ha ......... try this Binary code for the phrase that always gets me modded 01000110 01010101 01000011 01001011 01001001 01001110 01000111 01001101 01001111 01000100 01010011

    ______________________
    Time to dust off the old joke,there are 10 types of people in this world.Those that understand binary,and those that don't.

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  • 342. At 08:34am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    You can take that two ways Jack.

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  • 343. At 08:35am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Jack, how is the FIL? Out of hospital yet mate?

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  • 344. At 08:41am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    There's still a long way to go yet Bo.It could be a few more weeks before he can go home.

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  • 345. At 08:42am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    And I have just been modded for writing in plain text so i'm going morse, why not

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  • 346. At 08:44am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    The good thing is, he will be able to go home mate.

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  • 347. At 08:46am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    I'm not fluent in Morse (barely am in English) so I shall have to guess what you are saying Monk.

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  • 348. At 08:49am on 20 Apr 2010, socrates wrote:

    I'm going to risk a 7... RIGHTED.

    As for suggestions for the 'Most Irritating XI You Could Put Out on a Premier League Pitch', might I suggest Craig Bellamy is captain?

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  • 349. At 08:50am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    I actually love the ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. morse code hey!! It's brilliant

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  • 350. At 08:51am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    346. At 08:44am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    The good thing is, he will be able to go home mate.

    ___________________
    Fingers crossed,yes that's very true.

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  • 351. At 08:53am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    349. At 08:50am on 20 Apr 2010, The Monk wrote:

    I actually love the ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. morse code hey!! It's brilliant
    _________________________
    Malo ordo monachus

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  • 352. At 08:55am on 20 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    Just intercepted a message from Konnolsky:

    ...---...ages

    Thought, initially, he was in trouble. Turns out he was merely ordering a fresh batch for the front shop from Yuri.

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  • 353. At 09:01am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    347. At 08:46am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:
    I'm not fluent in Morse (barely am in English) so I shall have to guess what you are saying Monk.

    ===================================

    Well to help you in the guess. Think of the mods and their habits

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  • 354. At 09:01am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    The taxi rank for me Jack.

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  • 355. At 09:12am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Bo,there's good news....http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/20/football-transfer-rumours
    and bad news....http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/19/barcelona-arsenal-gael-clichy

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  • 356. At 09:15am on 20 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    348 Socrates (and others)

    Agree about Bellamy. Somebody should tell that guy to wind his neck in.

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  • 357. At 09:19am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    355. At 09:12am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Ryan Shawcross for Arsenal? That a joke or what? .............. but somewhere at the back of my mind something tells me we need him.

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  • 358. At 09:20am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Jack, it's good news and not so bad news for mine... Clichy hasn't played that well since he came back from an injury and I would prefer someone in defence that is not going to throw in the towel when things get tough... so it wont upset me if he goes to Barca.

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  • 359. At 09:20am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #348 - NO because Robbie Savage alraedy has that job

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  • 360. At 09:24am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #357 - How ironic would that be. I can't see Wenger buying him though considering he said he would never forgive him and Ramsay didn't even have the manners to acknowledge his apology.

    I would say possibly Spurs or given the buy back option available Manchester United were he to move from Stoke

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  • 361. At 09:24am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    I like the idea of Shawcross and Hart to add a little steel at the back.Gibbs is very highly thought of by Wenger,it's just Traore as back up that would concern me.

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  • 362. At 09:31am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    I like the look of Gibbs myself mate... yes, we certainly need someone to cover at left back, Traore isn't the answer.

    Bad form that adam, wonder if Keane ever apologised for any legs he broke.

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  • 363. At 09:34am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    358. At 09:20am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Bo, I'm also of the idea that for Clichy to go it will be good as Kieran Gibbs could then stake his claim and develop (and toughen up). We've got Traore as back up. Then as the rumour mill goes, rope in Shawcross (ouch!!) give Sol another year (OUCH!!!), ship out Silvestre (and maybe Gallas), and at least we'll have a stong backline.

    And Clichy is French anyways so yea, he's FRENCH (need i say more)

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  • 364. At 09:38am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    ouch....http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8630592.stm

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  • 365. At 09:42am on 20 Apr 2010, BojanglesOfOz wrote:

    Not sure if Campbell is the answer full time there Monk.. maybe ok as a backup... hopefully Wenger will buy a new CD or two. Definitely retire Silvestre, and Gallas is in the last year of his contract so it couold be time for him to leave too.

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  • 366. At 09:47am on 20 Apr 2010, jchubeta_aBridgeTooFar wrote:

    How about the "UNDERRATED; I BET IF THEY WERE ENGLISH, THEY WOULD GET WAY MORE ACCOLADES" XL

    1. Reina
    2. Ivanovic
    3. Skrtel
    4. Yobo
    5. Arteta
    6. Benayoun
    7. Essien
    8. Modric
    9. De Jong
    10.Tevez
    11.Drogba

    Subs; Saha, Agger, Belhdj, Rolladega, Samba, Yakubu

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  • 367. At 09:47am on 20 Apr 2010, Konnolsky wrote:

    Hello friends!

    Blog, you is be naughty! It not easy have full flow of conversations with you and excellent British League of Gentlemen Football fans. (That came out a bit strange, but Amstrad computer is not allow retype.) Mods is remain fascist pigs who search all my postings, like KGB is check my Uncle Vadim mail when he is have deviation phase in 1970s.

    Anyway, is great post Robbo. I am try come up with team Russian heroes.

    1. Rasputin, goalie, eccentric mystic who is catch ball in beard
    2. Peter the Great, right back, very industrious, tendency to hit ball into the sticks then build a city there
    3. Kruschev, left back, attack minded, rushing down wing like Cuban Missile
    4. Field Marshal Kutuzov, centre back, turned defence into attack in 1812
    5. Lieutenant General Chuikov, centre back, heroic defender, especially at Stalingrad
    6. Ivan the Terrible, midfield enforcer, he bites your ankles then fries you to death in a large pan in Red Square
    7. Dostoevsky, very creative right-winger, bit of a loner, but crosses better than Walcott
    8. Stalin, midfield general, captain, ruthless with enemy, cause more football deaths even than Chopper Harris
    9. Putin, centre forward, strong, powerful, look a bit like Alan Shearer
    10. Tchaikovsky, he play in the hole and come up behind front man
    11. Trotsky, left wing (too left wing for some) wizard, like Ryan Giggs, but with more clear grasp of dialectical materialism

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  • 368. At 09:48am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    225. At 6:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:
    222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, englandbill40 wrote:

    11. George Best. The greatest football player ever and included for not living forever at his prime. I will never see the like again.
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    and I suspect Bill, none of us will!



    so we're supposed to let this go. an alcoholic who abused his talent, club and fans (not to mention family) never achieved at international level, and in later life was treated like some kind of God despite having 2 transplants when he should have had none.

    the reality is that Pele, Maradonna, Ronaldo and Messi head a list of players far better, more dedicated and worthy of praise than some drunk Irish winger who had a few good seasons. Hell, Thierry Henry is twice the player Best was.

    rant over. god i hate the 'it was better when' brigade


    364. At 09:38am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    wonder how much comp that is worth


    also, Liverpool won, and N'Gog scored quite a nice goal

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  • 369. At 09:48am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    I know Arsene's game....he's buying all the nasty players that hurt his team this year and sticking them in the reserves squad.

    This leaves his proper first team to go about the business of playing ze sexy futbol safe in the knowledge that no opponent is gonna be flying in Bruce Lee stylee.

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  • 370. At 09:49am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/131585/Pavlyuchenko-puts-boot-into-Chelsea/

    Sounds like he's wanting to stay now ... won't have any arguments from me if he keeps his form and attitude.

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  • 371. At 09:54am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    Sol has been good as backup so far this season. And if we land Shawcross (ouch!!) and another CD, we'll then have 4 guys for the CD position, and a better goalkeeper is what we need really. I don't mind own goals from defenders, but keepers?!?!?!?

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  • 372. At 09:57am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    371. At 09:54am on 20 Apr 2010, The Monk wrote:

    i have to say that Arsene doesn't alway sign good defenders. For every Vermalen there is a Cygan or Stepanovs

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  • 373. At 09:59am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    263. At 8:27pm on 19 Apr 2010, Andy bland wrote:
    How about this for a team who could still do it?
    1. Shilton
    2. G Neville
    3. Pierce
    4. Walker
    5. Terry
    6. Gerrard
    7. Gascoine
    8. Robson
    9. Beardsley
    10. Rooney
    11. Shearer

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    A team that could still do it? Do what exactly? First that's not at team, You have Gazza in there which with all due respect means you are putting a mentally ill alcoholic in midfield somewhere, You have shearer, do you realise how long he has been punditing for? And a Geryatric in Goal.......Oh wait, a team that could still do it? Get beaten you mean?

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  • 374. At 09:59am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    Biscuit Police arrest disproportionate number of Bourbons

    M. Brigstock

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  • 375. At 09:59am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    364. At 09:38am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    ouch....http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8630592.stm
    ========================================
    Can only happen in Manchester (But ouch!!)

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  • 376. At 10:00am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Trotts,(if you're still here)
    Weiss certainly seemed to change the game on saturday,where does he come from?Is he a new signing/youth player come through?

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  • 377. At 10:02am on 20 Apr 2010, Jamie Riley wrote:

    BBC Site wrote:

    FOOTBALL:Fulham will set off for Europa Cup semi in Germany against Bayern Munich by coach on Tuesday


    School boy error, they are playing Hamburg!

    Morining all!


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  • 378. At 10:07am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    250. At 8:10pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpillageIdiot wrote:
    Ok, I'll concede he did start off well this, but it was totally out of character. When friends say how hard Kuyt works, I always ask whether they think he'd get into the Chelsea, man u or Arsenal team. Now I think it's fair to also include Tottenham and City in that list and I'm pretty sure you'd have to say no.

    I'd rather have that Danish bloke from Arsenal. Or even better, bring back Heskey!



    appropriate name if this is serious

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  • 379. At 10:09am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    372. At 09:57am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    371. At 09:54am on 20 Apr 2010, The Monk wrote:

    i have to say that Arsene doesn't alway sign good defenders. For every Vermalen there is a Cygan or Stepanovs (and SENDEROS)

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  • 380. At 10:09am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    379. At 10:09am on 20 Apr 2010, The Monk wrote:

    i couldn't be bothered to list them all, but yes, he's another

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  • 381. At 10:10am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Konnolsky,
    this would be my favourite XI from Ukraine...(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Dynamo_Kyiv)
    After the Nazi occupation of Ukraine began, several members of the Dynamo team found employment in the city's Bakery No. 3, and had continued to play amateur football. During Kiev's invasion, the collective was spotted by Germans and were invited to play against an army team. The collective would play under the name of "Start", composed of eight players from Dynamo (Nikolai Trusevych, Mikhail Svyridovskiy, Nikolai Korotkykh, Oleksiy Klimenko, Fedir Tyutchev, Mikhail Putistin, Ivan Kuzmenko, Makar Honcharenko) and three players from Lokomotiv Kiev (Vladimir Balakin, Vasil Sukharev and Mikhail Melnyk).

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  • 382. At 10:11am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    367. At 09:47am on 20 Apr 2010, Konnolsky wrote:

    Rimsky-Korsakov, purely for his workrate, surely?

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  • 383. At 10:12am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Captain,I'd also add Moussorgsky as well.

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  • 384. At 10:16am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    the reality is that Pele, Maradonna, Ronaldo and Messi head a list of players far better, more dedicated and worthy of praise than some drunk Irish winger who had a few good seasons. Hell, Thierry Henry is twice the player Best was.

    =----------------------------

    No he isn't. The only true comparison with Best if you are using a then and now is Ryan Giggs. Best had a lot of talent but lacked the professionalism and attitude that Ryan has which is why he often said that if he could swap places with any footballer it would be Giggs as it would mean playing for UNited under a manager who could keep in under control properly and prevent his life spiralling out of control the way it did.

    Also I wonder how much Franck Ribery's divorce will cost him after his alleged visit to a Paris brothel with allegedly under-age girls allegedly "servicing" the alleged french footballer punters

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  • 385. At 10:18am on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Best was Over rated
    PSB are dreadful
    Labour for the election
    Chelsea for the league
    City Next year
    Chrsitians have it easier than all other religions
    Morning Adam(hehe)

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  • 386. At 10:21am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    *PSB Alarm goes off*

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  • 387. At 10:22am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    383. At 10:12am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Sergey Diaghilev - great feet

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  • 388. At 10:23am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    377. At 10:02am on 20 Apr 2010, Jamie Riley wrote:

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

    Yup, Roy Hodgeson is such a magical bloke he's somehow wormed Fulham into the Champions League semi finals.

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  • 389. At 10:25am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    384. At 10:16am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    sorry mate, his exploits put Terry and Ribery in the shade. His lack of professionalism when he played was only mirrored by his complete disregard for any other human being.

    if you wish you were young again that's fine, i know a lot of people do and Best-praise is a symptom of this, but actually watch the footage. he was quite good, but not one of the greats, and to say 'we'll never see his like again' is stupid. we've already seen better, and there were better players before

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  • 390. At 10:25am on 20 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    384 Adam

    Ribery converted to Islam when he got married to his Islamic bride. Dunno how much any forthcoming divorce will cost him, bearing in mind the circumstances.

    Probably the bit from his neck up.

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  • 391. At 10:26am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

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

  • 392. At 10:27am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    385. At 10:18am on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    don't forget the Gay Prism

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  • 393. At 10:31am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    391. At 10:26am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    collie, i'm simply not backing down over this. Irish is merely a descriptive word, not an insult. Best was better than average, but you're putting him on a level with Maradonna and Pele, which is absolutely stupid. Henry's one moment is all you have, where Best had an entire lifetime of letting people down. anyway, it isn't relevant. i don't need to watch the tapes, as i have already. this allows me to form an informed opinion. not nostalgic memories, but information

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  • 394. At 10:32am on 20 Apr 2010, Sir T. Fireball wrote:

    "6. Graham Alexander: It only seems like yesterday that Walter Winterbottom included Graham in his England squad."

    That would be somewhat difficult, him being SCOTTISH and all. Do your research properly eh Robbo

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  • 395. At 10:32am on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Capt. I aint speaking to you, look at all the trouble you have stirred up... your a bad influence! haha...

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  • 396. At 10:33am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Captain,how about a midfield of Prokofiev,Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich,with Stravinsky just behind the front two?

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  • 397. At 10:35am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    396. At 10:33am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    Captain,how about a midfield of Prokofiev,Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich,with Stravinsky just behind the front two?



    only if Bulgaria drop Stoitchkov for the Cheeky Girls

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  • 398. At 10:37am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    376. At 10:00am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    Trotts,(if you're still here)
    Weiss certainly seemed to change the game on saturday,where does he come from?Is he a new signing/youth player come through?
    ________________________________________________

    Vladimir Weiss is a Slovakian on-loan at Bolton from Man City. His Dad is National Team Manager so he should get a few caps.

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  • 399. At 10:38am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    385. At 10:18am on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    Best was Over rated
    PSB are dreadful
    Labour for the election
    Chelsea for the league
    City Next year
    Chrsitians have it easier than all other religions
    Morning Adam(hehe)

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    Possibly
    Don't be Daft
    If they do I'm moving
    They'll choke
    Never happen
    No they don't
    Morning RBA (stirrer)

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  • 400. At 10:40am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    RBA - the worst part is i actually mean it this time. you don't make friends criticising old Georgy.

    Wouldn't you like to see a positive LSD story on the news? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition?, perhaps? Wouldn't that be interesting? Just for once?

    "Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There's no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather."

    b. hicks

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  • 401. At 10:41am on 20 Apr 2010, Willie Mays Hayes wrote:

    How about:-

    The Best Manager in the entire Universe Who Can Convince a Nation of 5 Million That They Will Win the World Cup Top 10

    1. Ally McLeod

    2. Errm, no-one else

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  • 402. At 10:42am on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    HAHA, good reply Adam...

    And good answers though i dont see two sets of blues choking this may...

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  • 403. At 10:42am on 20 Apr 2010, Willie Mays Hayes wrote:

    p.s. How does one add bold to one's spurious comment?

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  • 404. At 10:43am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    394. At 10:32am on 20 Apr 2010, Sir T. Fireball wrote:
    "6. Graham Alexander: It only seems like yesterday that Walter Winterbottom included Graham in his England squad."
    That would be somewhat difficult, him being SCOTTISH and all. Do your research properly eh Robbo
    -----

    Hands up who didn't spot the joke. I'm looking at you Sir...

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  • 405. At 10:44am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Jock, sorry but I have NO idea how to do that.

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  • 406. At 10:44am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    399. At 10:38am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    do you ever watch 'The Big Questions?'

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  • 407. At 10:44am on 20 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    Capt, i love the idea of a liverpool fan pouring over tapes of a united legend to form an opinion. There isnt a huge amount of footage out there.

    I dont go for all these comparisons between different eras. He was one of the greats of his time and the fact that so many of his peers say so, confirms that. I mean Pele said he was the greatest......and you cant get a better judge than him......erm.......bad example.....i think if someone waived enough fivers in front of his face, he might say i was the greatest.

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  • 408. At 10:47am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    384. At 10:16am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:
    No he isn't. The only true comparison with Best if you are using a then and now is Ryan Giggs. Best had a lot of talent but lacked the professionalism and attitude that Ryan has which is why he often said that if he could swap places with any footballer it would be Giggs as it would mean playing for UNited under a manager who could keep in under control properly and prevent his life spiralling out of control the way it did.
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    The above sentence seems to suggest that Alex Ferguson could have kept Best out of trouble. Does that mean that Busby, Murphy and McGuiness were to blame for all of Best's actions?

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  • 409. At 10:48am on 20 Apr 2010, Willie Mays Hayes wrote:

    Or,

    Most over-rated, annoying, Mr Magoo, Stevie Wonder, Whingeing, Know-it-all, Tie-Wearing Managers Top 10.

    1. Arsene Wenger

    2. Errrm, no-one else

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  • 410. At 10:49am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    The Best Manager in the entire Universe Who Can Convince a Nation of 5 Million That They Will Win the World Cup Top 10


    Trappatoni - Irish could have won if they'd got past France, honest

    Domenech - convinced a nation he's a manager

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  • 411. At 10:49am on 20 Apr 2010, Jamie Riley wrote:

    388. At 10:23am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:
    377. At 10:02am on 20 Apr 2010, Jamie Riley wrote:

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

    Yup, Roy Hodgeson is such a magical bloke he's somehow wormed Fulham into the Champions League semi finals.


    Stranger things have happened mate:

    How do you think Fulham/ Liverpool will come on?

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  • 412. At 10:49am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    ffs, how do you show how to do HTML in a way that doesn't trip this thing into thinking you've acidentally mistyped it?

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  • 413. At 10:51am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    Trappatoni - The Irish WOULD have got past france if the ref wasn't a blind old dingus and the French team played football instead of volleyball.

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  • 414. At 10:52am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    408. At 10:47am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:
    The above sentence seems to suggest that Alex Ferguson could have kept Best out of trouble. Does that mean that Busby, Murphy and McGuiness were to blame for all of Best's actions?
    -------

    Or is that if it wasn't for SAF then Ryan Giggs would have become a boozed up skirt chasing waster?

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  • 415. At 10:53am on 20 Apr 2010, Willie Mays Hayes wrote:

    Re 405

    Haha, Mandingo, you truly are evil

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  • 416. At 10:54am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    407. At 10:44am on 20 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    true, but there are so many better players that people haven't seen. Garrincha was a genius, Dragan Stojkovic was at least as good.

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  • 417. At 10:56am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    413. At 10:51am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:
    Trappatoni - The Irish WOULD have got past france if the ref wasn't a blind old dingus and the French team played football instead of volleyball.

    or if Ireland had scored a goal or two? they had chances

    Most over-rated, annoying, Mr Magoo, Stevie Wonder, Whingeing, Know-it-all, Tie-Wearing Managers Top 10.

    1. Arsene Wenger

    2. Errrm, no-one else (except SAF)

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  • 418. At 10:56am on 20 Apr 2010, Sir T. Fireball wrote:

    404. At 10:43am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    394. At 10:32am on 20 Apr 2010, Sir T. Fireball wrote:
    "6. Graham Alexander: It only seems like yesterday that Walter Winterbottom included Graham in his England squad."
    That would be somewhat difficult, him being SCOTTISH and all. Do your research properly eh Robbo
    -----

    Hands up who didn't spot the joke. I'm looking at you Sir...

    Er, I assume the intended joke was to suggest that Alexander is as old as the hills. Doesn't really work given he has 40 international caps for Scotland now does it?

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  • 419. At 10:57am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    408. At 10:47am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:
    384. At 10:16am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:
    No he isn't. The only true comparison with Best if you are using a then and now is Ryan Giggs. Best had a lot of talent but lacked the professionalism and attitude that Ryan has which is why he often said that if he could swap places with any footballer it would be Giggs as it would mean playing for UNited under a manager who could keep in under control properly and prevent his life spiralling out of control the way it did.
    ----------------------------------

    The above sentence seems to suggest that Alex Ferguson could have kept Best out of trouble. Does that mean that Busby, Murphy and McGuiness were to blame for all of Best's actions?

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

    I think Matt Busby could have done more to discourage the celebrity exposure that he was getting but it wasn't really until McGuiness & Then Tommy Docherty that the wheels fell off for Best. I think a lot of it depends on the player as well which is why Beckham, Yorke & Bosnich all eventually parted ways with the club.

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  • 420. At 10:59am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    393. At 10:31am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    391. At 10:26am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    collie, i'm simply not backing down over this. Irish is merely a descriptive word, not an insult. Best was better than average, but you're putting him on a level with Maradonna and Pele, which is absolutely stupid. Henry's one moment is all you have, where Best had an entire lifetime of letting people down. anyway, it isn't relevant. i don't need to watch the tapes, as i have already. this allows me to form an informed opinion. not nostalgic memories, but information

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    I cannot believe Henry is up there with Pele, and it's not in reference to his hand ball either, I think the guy is a diver and have thought so for years, I just find it odd, you would dismiss Best because of his treatment of other people and keep Maradonna ... doesn't hold up for me.

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  • 421. At 10:59am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    Guys I think it's time for me to lay low. The Mods just wrote to me and told me I'll be put in jail for my comments. Well that's on another BBC site, so in here at Robbo's I'll be fine, I reckon. But if they do, I'll go MORSE, or even worse, BINARY

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  • 422. At 10:59am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    414. At 10:52am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:
    408. At 10:47am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:
    The above sentence seems to suggest that Alex Ferguson could have kept Best out of trouble. Does that mean that Busby, Murphy and McGuiness were to blame for all of Best's actions?
    -------

    Or is that if it wasn't for SAF then Ryan Giggs would have become a boozed up skirt chasing waster?
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    It's a mixture of player and manager. If the manager does what he can to guide the player and the player listens you end up like Ryan Giggs. If you don't you end up like Lee Sharpe. In terms of footballing sucecss which one would you rather be?

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  • 423. At 11:02am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    403. At 10:42am on 20 Apr 2010, Jock Vinegar of Helsinki Inc wrote:

    p.s. How does one add bold to one's spurious comment?

    __________________
    pay no attention to the Evil Weazel,he's just EVIL

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  • 424. At 11:02am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #420 - Henry will never be as good as Best was. Maradona and Pele were fantastic players as are Messi & Ronaldo.

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  • 425. At 11:04am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    420. At 10:59am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    but Diego achieved more, on many levels, over a longer period. i promise that my opinions are formed on footballing reasons too, it's just that the two transplants later really got to me.

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  • 426. At 11:05am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Jock.....http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Bold-Print-in-MySpace-Bulletins

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  • 427. At 11:05am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    424. At 11:02am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:
    #420 - Henry will never be as good as Best was. Maradona and Pele were fantastic players as are Messi & Ronaldo.

    no, you're right. with these glass, the sky is green

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  • 428. At 11:06am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    ʞɔoɾ op uɐɔ noʎ sƃuıɥʇ ɟo sʇoן ǝɹɐ ǝɹǝɥʇ

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  • 429. At 11:06am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    sorry, glasses

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  • 430. At 11:06am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Weazels just playing with you Jock

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  • 431. At 11:08am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    #428 are you in Australia today then

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  • 432. At 11:10am on 20 Apr 2010, Dazz wrote:

    Well Bramble did score against Chelsea / Petr Cech as well and in my opinion as a United fan , he probably hasn't been as bad as Johnny Evans

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  • 433. At 11:10am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    Adam,
    It must surely come down to the player, not the manager. In your original post the quote came from Best himself, i think. Just seems like a bit of a cop out trying to blame someone other than himself. Chances are that if Best played during Ferguson's time he would have carried on regardless and SAF would have lost patience and bombed him out, such as your other examples.

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  • 434. At 11:11am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    JockVinegar of Helsinki

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  • 435. At 11:12am on 20 Apr 2010, indraneelan wrote:

    366. At 09:47am on 20 Apr 2010, jchubeta wrote:
    --------------------------------------------------

    You're 29 short...

    sorry.

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  • 436. At 11:12am on 20 Apr 2010, Taffy_Pool wrote:

    do html tags work on here?

    test

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  • 437. At 11:13am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    #420 - Henry will never be as good as Best was. Maradona and Pele were fantastic players as are Messi & Ronaldo.

    Henry - Prem Record


    gam/goa/ass

    1999–00 31 17 9
    2000–01 35 17 3
    2001–02 33 24 5
    2002–03 37 24 23
    2003–04 37 30 9
    2004–05 32 25 15
    2005–06 32 27 7
    2006–07 17 10 6

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  • 438. At 11:13am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    ¿noʎ ǝɹɐ ʎɥʍ'ou
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    uǝɥʇ ʎɐpoʇ ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ uı noʎ ǝɹɐ 824#

    :ǝʇoɹʍ qsdɯɐpɐ '0102 ɹdɐ 02 uo ɯɐ80:11 ʇɐ ˙134

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  • 439. At 11:15am on 20 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    416. At 10:54am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    407. At 10:44am on 20 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    true, but there are so many better players that people haven't seen. Garrincha was a genius, Dragan Stojkovic was at least as good.

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

    I think thats why its hard to judge. Have seen some of Garrincha. That brazillian team are a joy to watch.
    Stojkovic was brilliant. Red Star were a great team to watch in the late eighties.

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  • 440. At 11:16am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Indra,see post 140.

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  • 441. At 11:17am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    Jock ... this website will point you in the right direction ...

    http://www.pageresource.com/html/textags.htm

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  • 442. At 11:18am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    418. At 10:56am on 20 Apr 2010, Sir T. Fireball wrote:
    Er, I assume the intended joke was to suggest that Alexander is as old as the hills. Doesn't really work given he has 40 international caps for Scotland now does it?
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    Now it would be FAR too cliché for me to make the old "Never assume, it makes an ass out of u and me....

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  • 443. At 11:20am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    439. At 11:15am on 20 Apr 2010, ScholesTheGingerPrince wrote:

    cool. what i took offence to was:

    227. At 6:35pm on 19 Apr 2010, GazUtd wrote:
    225. At 6:33pm on 19 Apr 2010, TrotterUSA wrote:

    222. At 6:28pm on 19 Apr 2010, englandbill40 wrote:

    11. George Best. The greatest football player ever and included for not living forever at his prime. I will never see the like again.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    and I suspect Bill, none of us will!

    _____________________________


    I suspect you are correct Trotter. Tis a shame.

    What's a bigger shame though is anyone thinking anyone has come even close to Best.



    which is clearly more stupid than a bag full of lemmings. you and i are on a similar page, it seems

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  • 444. At 11:22am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    214. At 5:57pm on 19 Apr 2010, SpursWarlordGaruff wrote:

    the more i read this team the more i wonder if he is not, in fact, a fan of the San Antonio Spurs, but possibly a team in London. little bit

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  • 445. At 11:23am on 20 Apr 2010, walkingtalkingmammal wrote:

    How about a TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE XI. i.e. either brilliant or complete s...e.

    1. Horelio Gomes
    2. Rafael da Silva
    3. Wayne Bridge
    4. Anderson
    5. Titus Bramble
    6. Daniel Agger
    7. Shaun Wright-Phillips
    8. Michael Ballack
    9. Kenwynne Jones
    10. Roman Pavliachenko
    11. Nani

    Manager: Rafa Benitez

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  • 446. At 11:26am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    445. At 11:23am on 20 Apr 2010, walkingtalkingmammal wrote:

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    Nah, you'll have to replace Gomes with Almunia for a start, the former has been consistently brilliant while the latter has shown extreme talent allied to a lot of extreme stupidity.

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  • 447. At 11:30am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    445. At 11:23am on 20 Apr 2010, walkingtalkingmammal wrote:
    How about a TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE XI. i.e. either brilliant or complete s...e.

    1. Horelio Gomes - yes
    2. Rafael da Silva - yes
    3. Wayne Bridge - never brilliant
    4. Anderson - not brilliant that i've see
    5. Titus Bramble - more solid
    6. Daniel Agger - what? rarely bad
    7. Shaun Wright-Phillips - never useful
    8. Michael Ballack - sorry, he's class, just slow
    9. Kenwynne Jones - replace with Rodallega
    10. Roman Pavliachenko - yes
    11. Nani - one game isn't enough. you could have Babel here

    Manager - Harry Redknapp - can beat Chelsea and Arsenal but not Pompey. Or is it all fluke?

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  • 448. At 11:31am on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    441. At 11:17am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:
    Jock ... this website will point you in the right direction ...

    http://www.pageresource.com/html/textags.htm

    ==============================================

    but you have to have some sort of literacy in html to attempt coding. otherwise it'd all look like you was in Antarctica or something!!!!

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  • 449. At 11:31am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/8631333.stm

    All I can say, as someone who's been on a 23 hour coach and ferry trip to get to Barcelona is ... have fun :P

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  • 450. At 11:34am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    449. At 11:31am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    i was a bit surpirsed. i bet they aren't going National Express, and Dennis Bergkamp used to spend a fair old time in the car. thought Rafa should have kept quiet

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  • 451. At 11:36am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Captain....http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/8630521.stm

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  • 452. At 11:42am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Manager Rafael Benitez says Uefa should have postponed Liverpool's Europa League tie in Madrid on Thursday given the travel chaos afflicting Europe, which also affects Fulham's trip to Hamburg.

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    I would agree considering by the time the return leg happens there will be flights available but the problem is what alternative dates are there as you can't extend the season due to the World Cup

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  • 453. At 11:44am on 20 Apr 2010, Winston Carruthers 3rd wrote:

    Good morning fellow bloggers! Winston Carruthers 3rd here! Another hilarious blog by the inimitable Mr Robbo Robson! Never fails to amuse and some choice choices in his selections I think you'll agree.

    But if I may make a modest suggestion myself, how about a list of the best 11 bloggers on here and perhaps one of the 11 worst, although maybe we should refrain from hurting the feelings of the 'bloggy challenged' ones! (COL)

    Most of you chaps are more familiar than I regarding who the main contenders are so I'm all ears if someone wants to get the ball rolling!

    Might I propose Mr Robson for captain though? I think that would be a most fitting selection!


    With best regards,
    Winston Carruthers 3rd

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  • 454. At 11:45am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    410. At 10:49am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    The Best Manager in the entire Universe Who Can Convince a Nation of 5 Million That They Will Win the World Cup Top 10


    Trappatoni - Irish could have won if they'd got past France, honest

    Domenech - convinced a nation he's a manager
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    You are so wrong there, the French Nation knows for sure Domenech couldn't manage to get drunk in a brewery, he is a constant source of mirth making rivaled only by Sarkozy.

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  • 455. At 11:45am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    438. At 11:13am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    ¿noʎ ǝɹɐ ʎɥʍ'ou
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    uǝɥʇ ʎɐpoʇ ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ uı noʎ ǝɹɐ 824#

    :ǝʇoɹʍ qsdɯɐpɐ '0102 ɹdɐ 02 uo ɯɐ80:11 ʇɐ ˙134
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    why are you upside down (more importantly is how?)

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  • 456. At 11:47am on 20 Apr 2010, rjaggar wrote:

    How about the 'They think it's all ower - well, it is now!' XI??

    Manager: Adrian Chiles (at the BBC)

    1. Lukasz Fabianski (almost definitely at the Emirates and with absolute certainty at the DW)
    2. Gary N. (for England)
    3. Ashley Cole (with Cheryl?)
    4. Scott Parker (with West Ham?)
    5. John Terry (as England Captain)
    6. Jamie Carragher (with Fabio Capello's mobile)
    7. D. Beckham (as a Walton Heath fan)
    8. J. Rodwell (chances of a Man Utd contract after winning the game at Goodison)
    9. Darren Bent (Tottenham career on Twitter)
    10. W.Rooney (psyching himself up for South Africa)
    11. P. Scholes (educating Citeh fans on how to be German)

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  • 457. At 11:48am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    Jacks - yeah, saw that. In truth it never occured to me that he would do that, i'm just concerned that he's had 2 ops this year.

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  • 458. At 11:49am on 20 Apr 2010, SouthernFairy wrote:

    Whats everyones predictions for Inter v Barcelona tonight?

    I'm going for a 1-0 home win.

    Shame these teams aren't in the final, but it'll be one of these to win the competition.

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  • 459. At 11:49am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Sorry Winthorpe but I've already compiled a starting eleven of Charmless Nerks, turns out the administration took offence to it....

    Can't imagine why.

    (The bunch of scrotes)

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  • 460. At 11:50am on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    447. At 11:30am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    Manager - Harry Redknapp - can beat Chelsea and Arsenal but not Pompey. Or is it all fluke?


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    *discreetly coughs*

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8414887.stm

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  • 461. At 11:51am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    452. At 11:42am on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    plus cricket tours used to take 6 months. i think it is maybe unfair, but should have been ignored, only poor teams make excuses/blame others. shows weakness

    454. At 11:45am on 20 Apr 2010, collie21 wrote:

    they elected Sarkozy. and surley the FFA like him, otherwise Blanc would be in there already

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  • 462. At 11:53am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Good morning Winthorpe.It is a pleasure to read your charming thoughts as always.Sir,I can quite honestly say you feature in the list of finest bloggers.
    How do you rate your chances this week against Hamburg?

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  • 463. At 11:53am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    460. At 11:50am on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    true, but the list included briliant as well, and Rafa hasn't had any particularly brilliant moments, where Harry made all the Spurs fans collapse in raptures twice already this month

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  • 464. At 11:54am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:


    ןɯʇɥ˙sɹǝʇʇǝןuʍopǝpısdn/ʎɐןd/ɯoɔ˙sǝɹıʍuǝʌǝs˙ʍʍʍ//:dʇʇɥ˙˙˙ǝɹǝɥ ƃuıʞooן ʎɹʇ'ɯɐpɐ

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  • 465. At 11:55am on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    I think I've made a worst-liked XI in the past on here, but after some reconsideration, please inspect the following, and please forgive the spelling errors as I am rather tired.

    GK: Jehns Lehmann ("I will maul you and then make a meal of my ugly challenge")

    LB: Cashley
    RB G. Neville

    CB: Shawcross ("Nice lad! Only seldom breaks people's legs, allow me to stress, only seldom!")
    CB:: Sendros ("I will break my nose scoring for Switzerland, but your nose when we play in our domestic leagues")

    DM: M. Taylor (Birmingham) ("I only seldom break people's legs, only seldom)

    AM: Gerrard (Cry cry cry, whinge whinge whinge, fist elbow fist slap, whether on the pitch or on the dance floor)

    AM: Lamps (I will hit 20 goals in the EPL, and 20 people in row Z in the World Cup...patterns, lad, catch on to things called patterns)

    RW: Lennon: I will spend more time perfecting my eyebrows than learning how to send in a decent cross.

    LW: Joe Cole. I have massive potential but I will wait until I am 50 in order not to fulfill my potential.

    CF: Heskey. I will start for England because...because...because...Ask Fabio.

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  • 466. At 11:56am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    Winnie - i'm going to refer you to RBA's list (only as i'm on it)

    172. At 4:43pm on 19 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:
    read every post without fail XI:
    Blogs
    Zoots
    Konns
    H2H (the H-man)
    JDR
    Capt.
    Gaz
    Trotts
    Jacks
    Bo
    Adam

    Manager: Robbo


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  • 467. At 11:57am on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    465. At 11:55am on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    odd list. any chance you support Arsenal?

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  • 468. At 11:58am on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    Oh, Manager: 'Arry Redknapp.

    I will evade taxes, be constantly in the press for salubrious commentary, and claim that one of the EPL's top scorers is not as good as my wife. Furthermore, I will obtain vainglorious silverware for poor teams, move on to another team in order to cover my legal expenses, bring with me my illustrious players, and more or less turn the EPL into a game of blokus.

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  • 469. At 12:02pm on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    If memory serves Re-Comm he does.

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  • 470. At 12:02pm on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:

    Six Questions for Arsene

    1. It’s five years without a trophy for Arsenal. How has that happened?

    2. What should Wenger have done differently this season?

    3. Do we still admire Wenger’s football philosophies?

    4. And anyone who questions if he is the right man for the job should be locked up, right?

    5. In which areas does he need to strengthen the side?

    6. Liverpool have been caught and overtaken by Manchester City and Spurs. Are Arsenal vulnerable next season?

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  • 471. At 12:03pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    468 Re-communicated,

    Yes, I support Arsenal. Sendros recte Senderos.

    Do you object? I am sorry if I have offended your sensibilities.

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  • 472. At 12:03pm on 20 Apr 2010, U14430302 wrote:

    In other news, some clever bod has invented a risque medium for Arsene Wenger to peruse ...

    http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/look-but-dont-touch-porn-for-the-blind

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  • 473. At 12:04pm on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    3-0 to Inter. A goal from, Eto'o, Pandev and Uefa due to their persistence on using the couch trips

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  • 474. At 12:04pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    469. At 12:02pm on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    thought so. he included two guys for breaking arsenal legs, but not Diaby for breaking Nasri's leg in training

    Adam - why not ask SAF, leave arsenal fans to ask AW?

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  • 475. At 12:05pm on 20 Apr 2010, PloKoon13 wrote:

    Spiteful, vindictive and worst of all, largely ignorant. I guess it must be a 'Robbo Robson' journalistic delight.

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  • 476. At 12:07pm on 20 Apr 2010, Winston Carruthers 3rd wrote:

    459. At 11:49am on 20 Apr 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:
    Sorry Winthorpe but I've already compiled a starting eleven of Charmless Nerks, turns out the administration took offence to it....

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    Luckily I'm getting used to the nickname you chaps have given me and spotted that one. I'm guessing by that you mean the worst bloggers? Hilarious description of those poor fellows!

    I'm wondering what poor unfortunates were on your list. Hopefully one avoided being nominated!! (COL)

    With best regards,
    Winston Carruthers 3rd

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  • 477. At 12:08pm on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Do we have enough united fans on here for a robbos blog regular united XI...

    United dreamer
    Adam
    GazUtd
    Collie21
    Ngog
    Jamie Riles me
    Rod Flounders
    ManUTrinni (or something like that... sorry)
    Scholes the ginger prince

    who else, help me out???


    (oh and jamie and rod, just a joke i enjoy your posts greatly and think you are both good guys, rod, especially your stuff on nick robbos, v.funny)



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  • 478. At 12:11pm on 20 Apr 2010, Zootmac wrote:

    Too modest to say it himself, but for long-term commitment to the cause, mad, manic, relentlessly witty comment, and non-stop chortling good natured input, RBA is up with the very best.

    His performance last week, against the politicos, was the funniest thing I've seen on any blog.

    More power to the RBA!

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  • 479. At 12:14pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    470. At 12:02pm on 20 Apr 2010, adampsb wrote:
    Six Questions for Arsene

    1. It’s five years without a trophy for Arsenal. How has that happened?

    Tiresias says it was the fault of Oedipus.

    2. What should Wenger have done differently this season?

    Recalled Wilshere the very day Ramsey broke his leg in order to take pressure off of Fabregas, stop signing Polish goalkeepers and sell the ones we have, buy a proper striker, buy a proper defensive midfielder for whom Song is cover and/or understudy.

    3. Do we still admire Wenger’s football philosophies?

    Yes, I do. We're the only "top 4" side not in egregious debt and the wage structure pleases those committed to our cause. The likes of Flamini and Hleb can go elsewhere and watch their careers dwindle; the likes of Cesc and Van Persie can stay aboard and see that their skills improve under Wenger. I concede that wage structure is not comparable to transfer fees: we can easily dispense of £20 million to buy a proper striker, and keep Bendtner and Eduardo for matches which by Wenger's denigration of domestic cup fixtures do not (ostensibly) matter.

    4. And anyone who questions if he is the right man for the job should be locked up, right?

    No. Mourinho will take Inter to the finals and return to England in order to guide us to glory. That failing, the best man for our team is Moyes. But he won't leave Everton. Mark Hughes, is your iPhone on?

    5. In which areas does he need to strengthen the side?

    Every area, with the exception of left back and right back (Clichy and Sagna respectively). I don't mean to undermine Cesc, Arshavin, and Nasri, but they need cover. In Gibbs we had cover for Clichy, and Fabio wanted him for England, but alas some Turk stepped on his foot at the end of a match and ruined his season.

    6. Liverpool have been caught and overtaken by Manchester City and Spurs. Are Arsenal vulnerable next season?

    Arsenal are not vulnerable next season. Bring in Pjanic (attacking midfield cover), recall Wilshere (midfield cover for domestic cup games), and buy Trochowski as cover for Van Persie: both primarily left-footed players who can lead the line and/or play on the wing.

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  • 480. At 12:15pm on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    **blushes**

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  • 481. At 12:15pm on 20 Apr 2010, indraneelan wrote:

    426. At 11:05am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
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    why does it accept it in preview but think it's mistyped when I go to post something?

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  • 482. At 12:15pm on 20 Apr 2010, Winston Carruthers 3rd wrote:

    462. At 11:53am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    Good morning Winthorpe.It is a pleasure to read your charming thoughts as always.Sir,I can quite honestly say you feature in the list of finest bloggers.
    How do you rate your chances this week against Hamburg?

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    Good morning JacksfromBuxton! Very flattering dear fellow, it would be a great honour indeed to make such a list! I do try my best to participate positively as you've obviously observed.

    Regarding Hamburg, I think we have an excellent chance. In fact I think we can go all the way to european glory! Mr Hodgson has the nous to overcome any oppossition on his day.

    Notice I'm refraining from any negative comments about those German chappies. That moderator fellow came down on me like a ton of bricks last week for supporting Mr Ferguson's comment (I'm sure you know the one I'm referring to).

    Quite a frightening experience that, receiving an email berating one for breaking some unknown rule! Not my style in the slightest I can assure you.

    with best regards,
    Winston Carruthers 3rd

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  • 483. At 12:16pm on 20 Apr 2010, RedBlueArmy92 wrote:

    Thanks Zoots...

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  • 484. At 12:19pm on 20 Apr 2010, SouthernFairy wrote:

    Shearer, no mention of Adam Johnson let alone Danny Rose? Did you not see his goal...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8616442.stm

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  • 485. At 12:19pm on 20 Apr 2010, indraneelan wrote:

    465. At 11:55am on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:
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    You should have stopped at RB to be honest... other than that, that has to be the worst worst liked 11 in history.

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  • 486. At 12:20pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    474. At 12:04pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    469. At 12:02pm on 20 Apr 2010, TimeLord wrote:

    thought so. he included two guys for breaking arsenal legs, but not Diaby for breaking Nasri's leg in training

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    I do not like Diaby, for the record. He's unpredictable. Lethargic off the ball, sometimes exuberant on the ball (cf. his goal against Everton on day one this season: corker). Overall, a liability.

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  • 487. At 12:28pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    485. At 12:19pm on 20 Apr 2010, indraneelan wrote:
    465. At 11:55am on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:
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    You should have stopped at RB to be honest... other than that, that has to be the worst worst liked 11 in history.

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    Bravo, Indraneelan. Did you leave your sense of humour at the pub last night? That was a deliberate criticism of the team I support (Arsenal) and a jab at the excuses our manager makes for our shortcomings.

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  • 488. At 12:30pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    481. At 12:15pm on 20 Apr 2010, indraneelan wrote:

    426. At 11:05am on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
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    why does it accept it in preview but think it's mistyped when I go to post something?
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    Which browser are you using?

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  • 489. At 12:31pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    486. At 12:20pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    WELL SAY IT THEN, AS OPPOSED TO PRETENDING THAT ARSENAL PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS VICTIMS AND ARE NEVER GUILTY OF BAD TACKLES. your list makes it seem as if Shawcross and Taylor have made a career out of breaking legs, which is just not true.

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  • 490. At 12:32pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Winthorpe,
    I do hope you are correct regarding your beloved Cottagers.
    I wouldn't worry too much about fracturing the occasional rule with the mods,if in doubt check with our very own Time Lord.He is an expert in such matters.
    Kind regards as ever,
    your admirer Jack

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  • 491. At 12:34pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    RBA re 477.Lockeone is a Un**ed fan(a decent one as well.Only 3 in the club.Admittedly that's 3 more than I thought Bo would get but there you are.Also,I echo Zootmac's remarks.)

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  • 492. At 12:36pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    489. At 12:31pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:
    486. At 12:20pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    WELL SAY IT THEN, AS OPPOSED TO PRETENDING THAT ARSENAL PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS VICTIMS AND ARE NEVER GUILTY OF BAD TACKLES. your list makes it seem as if Shawcross and Taylor have made a career out of breaking legs, which is just not true.

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    No need to yell, mate.
    Have I ever said that Arsenal players are "always victims"? No.
    Have I ever said that we are not guilty of bad tackles? No. Notice that my GK reference to Jens was pointedly referring to his egregiously poorly timed tackles.
    Anyhow, please do not type in all-capitals. Such orthography tends to denote yelling. If you wish to yell at me, call me, son.

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  • 493. At 12:39pm on 20 Apr 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    489. At 12:31pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    486. At 12:20pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    WELL SAY IT THEN, AS OPPOSED TO PRETENDING THAT ARSENAL PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS VICTIMS AND ARE NEVER GUILTY OF BAD TACKLES. your list makes it seem as if Shawcross and Taylor have made a career out of breaking legs, which is just not true.
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    capt, they have more than 2 broken legs between the two of them so for the sake of comedic effect, would it hurt anyone to exaggerate?

    every team makes occasional bad tackles. some are intentionally /recklessly more consistent.

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  • 494. At 12:40pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    RBA,a tougher list would be non Premiership supporters.Me,you,blogidy,FBH,Colch,Baggie Mike(for another couple of weeks anyway),JDR.anybody else?

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  • 495. At 12:44pm on 20 Apr 2010, el Monk wrote:

    @477
    (oh and jamie and rod, just a joke i enjoy your posts greatly and think you are both good guys, rod, especially your stuff on nick robbos, v.funny)
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    No need to polish the apple there mate!!

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  • 496. At 12:44pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    492. At 12:36pm on 20 Apr 2010, ThatWasDeliberate wrote:

    ok. will yell over the phone.

    it is partly as i admired Wenger so much that this bothers me. he maligns perfectly decent individuals for the sake of his own team, despite the worst challenge i've seen this year being by Gallas on Mark Davies. his comments after the incidents are disgraceful.

    Jacks - don't forget Robbo

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  • 497. At 12:46pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    MOST DELUDED/BIASED XI?

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  • 498. At 12:48pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Good spot Captain.How could I forget the bloke that writes this thing.....*facepalms*

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  • 499. At 12:49pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    497. At 12:46pm on 20 Apr 2010, Re-communicated wrote:

    MOST DELUDED/BIASED XI?

    __________________
    Players,managers,journalists or a combo?

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  • 500. At 12:49pm on 20 Apr 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    494. At 12:40pm on 20 Apr 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    RBA,a tougher list would be non Premiership supporters.Me,you,blogidy,FBH,Colch,Baggie Mike(for another couple of weeks anyway),JDR.anybody else?
    __________________________________

    tone,

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