Comments for en-gb 30 Wed 01 Jul 2015 19:36:47 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at PeterOlding They chose Plymouth as its the club who's fans have to travel the furthest to away matches... Wed 19 Aug 2009 09:08:10 GMT+1 Zootmac 53 re 52You're quite right. Had you put a Hoy there, we'd have been all at sea. Mon 17 Aug 2009 13:59:23 GMT+1 Chris Charles 18. Robokopthe3rd: Won't have a word said against the Isle of Man - especially since my other half's mum - Hello Margaret! - tore me off a gentle strip for my previous tales of whispering in shops when I went to buy a Lottery ticket. I have to watch what I write now I know she's looking in. Seriously, a lovely place and I urge you all to visit - maybe we can hire a minibus? 23. SuperHoops10: I'd forgotten all bout that, darnit! Another couple of points dropped to the janners on Saturday but looks like we're sticking to the policy of selling our best striker to one of our rivals and not replacing him (sorry, non-QPR fans, you can wake up now).24. Theo Logical and 30. we don'tknowfootball: A book you say? Guess I could give it a go. My old man was always threatening to write 'a book of titles' listing all the ideas he'd had but had never got round to actually writing. 26. enigmaticenigma: Predictions? Well, I'm not the world's best at all that sort of malarkey, but I'd say Premier League (through gritted teeth)Chelsea, FA Cup West Ham, Carling Cup Man Utd and CL (don't laugh) Arsenal.32. CaptainBernard: All my faculties working reasonably well as far as I know! When I first saw the ad I thought it was a genuine fan, next time realised it had to be an actor, and it was only the third time when I thought, hang on a minute... 48. harnettski: Take all that back, my mind is obviously failing me. "Nurse!"42. Mountwise1: Welcome to the happy throng, young man!52. BlueFruitbat: Now I've got to defend myself (for once) here. My point was Chris Foy, NOT to be confused with Chris Hoy - one of the few things I wrote that made any sense (I think). Mon 17 Aug 2009 13:29:29 GMT+1 BlueFruitbat 51 posts and no-one has spotted your confusion between Chris Foy and Sir Chris HOY! Obviously, not a lot riding on that one.....Great blog, Chris, very amusing and entertaining. And the posts are almost as good! Mon 17 Aug 2009 11:51:37 GMT+1 jordanuk90MUFC Glad you had a nice holiday but it's good to have you back keep up the good work! Mon 17 Aug 2009 09:59:17 GMT+1 reggie Good blog...just on ads I still think you can't beat the carlton palmer ad...take a look. Sun 16 Aug 2009 21:03:47 GMT+1 Stevie357 Yeah, Plymouth were chosen, as them going to Newcastle (and vice versa) appears to be the longest trip for a game in the country. Sun 16 Aug 2009 17:41:37 GMT+1 harnettski Surely the point of having Plymouth in the advert is that their location means a long drive to almost every away game. Sun 16 Aug 2009 13:39:50 GMT+1 Zootmac Ref 39 Mr_TwilightDon't mention it - although younger readers should note: never use the same Johnny twice.(And there are still those who profess to find little of educational or instructive merit on this blog. Honestly.) Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:35:29 GMT+1 SIMBASIMBASIMBA Paul Whitehouse is definitely one of the best "0dd Character" players I have ever had the pleasure to watch, I used to think it was Harry Enfield, still good mind you but not a patch on Paul though still pretty good together.I think the Aviva advert is so typical of the Whitehouse artistry and I hope it becomes a series so we can look forward to the next bit of brilliance. He seems to be able to turn his hand to most things like singing for example I just hope he doesnt turn to serious acting as some do but he would most likely be really good at that too. Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:16:51 GMT+1 mountwise1 Pardon my manners, I'm a new boy here. Great Blog Chris and Good old Argyle grabbing another late goal, 2 matches nil defeats C'mon Argyle.Does Pastie News do an internet version or is it tree mulch only, anyone know? Shame it's not Ivor Dewdney on the shirts as they are or were a Plymouth Pastie. Sun 16 Aug 2009 08:10:20 GMT+1 Lincoln Hawk-s 16 29 37 LMAO Sat 15 Aug 2009 23:44:01 GMT+1 mountwise1 PS The Aviva advert is fab and so is Paul Whitehouse. Fergie will rant even more once the team have to use Burnley's communal away bath together as there are no separate showers at Turf Moor.I wonder how the prima donnas will cope with being in such close proximity to their mates soap.Oh and the changing room it's smaller than Fergies office-ha!ha! Sat 15 Aug 2009 23:25:05 GMT+1 mountwise1 For Google and all questing information about Janners.A Janner is a person born inside the town boundary of DEVONPORT one of The 3 Towns that make up Plymouth. A Janner was a person whose trade was to re-plenish visiting ships with Chandlery ie provisions supplies and requisites but they visited the ship in port not like elsewhere the ships crew normally visiting the Chandlers for supplies. Hence the cry in the port "Look out here come The Janners" who no doubt sold some dubious wares (allegedly).However I am proud to be a Janner born above the Brown Bear pub in Chapel Street after the war (recently demolished).I am also an old Devonport High School Old Boy and have supported Argyle since 1957 in the days of Harry Penk, McAnearney et al.God Bless Argyle. Sat 15 Aug 2009 23:19:17 GMT+1 Ozrobbo So what do you reckon..In a few months, when Newcastle are due to play at Plymouth, we'll see a "reverse fan" i.e. a geordie travelling to Devon? If Whitehouse is as clever as I think he'll have written in a deal to get a season of exposure of his talents. By the way, a Janner is just what those of us of the Plymouth ilk sometimes call ourselves but I can't say that I grew up thinking of myself as this. It seems more recent to me. Sat 15 Aug 2009 15:32:38 GMT+1 tonyinselby You're wrong there, Headingleymackem. Newcastle sees plenty of Premier League players - trouble is they're all seen from behind, while departing down the A1 to places like Fulham, Tottenham and Aston. Sat 15 Aug 2009 13:45:53 GMT+1 Malt Loaf Sorry Zootmac, didn't see you'd already written that. Sat 15 Aug 2009 11:25:14 GMT+1 Stevies-G-String I've never seen the Paddy Power advert with Carlton Palmer before but it just gave me a leathal combination of laughing, crying, coughing and choking at the same time.I've calmed down now. That is by far the best football related ad i have seen. Sat 15 Aug 2009 11:03:02 GMT+1 Zootmac ref 29You're not alone. My favourite recollection of that kind of typo is the local newspaper footy report which recorded how "The full-back released a thirty yard shot which curled in at the near post". The letter "o" in "shot" had been inadvertently replaced with the letter "i".Needless to say, there was a substantially increased gate at the next geme to see if the great man could do it again. Sat 15 Aug 2009 10:30:15 GMT+1 ShineyHappyChappy Excellent read as always Chris. I'm praying Mark Ramprakash will be selected for England as i hear the Strictly Judges will be at the Oval. If 'Ramps' dances down the wicket & smacks the ball out the ground, it could be worth 30 runs if Len, Arlene & that other fella each give him 10 on their score cards. Hopefully Darren Gough will be selected too! Also i love the footy advert where Peter Kay smacks the ball into a back garden & says 'Have It'. Sat 15 Aug 2009 10:28:18 GMT+1 Zootmac Ref 34You've come second again. Sat 15 Aug 2009 10:24:58 GMT+1 Malt Loaf Did you know that Johnny Depp of all people once said that Paul Whitehouse is the best actor he has ever worked with? Amazing and true! Sat 15 Aug 2009 10:11:09 GMT+1 Vox Populi 32. At 09:28am on 15 Aug 2009, CaptainBernard wrote:"It took me a while to suss it was Paul Whitehouse"Why? Are you deaf and blind? -------------------------------------------------------Haha that's exactly what I thought! When I first saw the advert, it was obviously Paul Whitehouse. Sat 15 Aug 2009 09:56:47 GMT+1 Captain Bernard "It took me a while to suss it was Paul Whitehouse"Why? Are you deaf and blind? Sat 15 Aug 2009 08:28:29 GMT+1 gunner-zp - Jack Wilshere is God What about your lots cockup in the football league show? SoccerAm just did a spoof. Sat 15 Aug 2009 08:14:47 GMT+1 wedontknowfootball have to agree with #24 Theo Logical. definitely should think about it, chris. ps. lovely post as always. Sat 15 Aug 2009 07:09:51 GMT+1 ©hris. re 16*Shirts Fri 14 Aug 2009 20:26:01 GMT+1 safc-banana what about for an advert? Fri 14 Aug 2009 20:24:36 GMT+1 Diala Anthony 25. You get banned for insults, not criticism. I read your virile comments on Phil's blog and I am not surprised you were banned. Just stay banned and save us all from you knwo what ... Fri 14 Aug 2009 20:18:19 GMT+1 Diala Anthony Hi Chris,Good blog as usual. I see that you have refused to jump on the bandwagon, or is it stick your neck out with Premier League predictions! Fri 14 Aug 2009 20:16:01 GMT+1 BeyondThePale Chris,Can you explain why, if you criticise Ferguson in any way on the BBC sites, you end up banned from 606, as has just this very minute happened to me? Fri 14 Aug 2009 18:40:53 GMT+1 Theo Logical Nice one, Chris.Have you ever considered writing a book on sports? A light-hearted take on some of the funnier stories, perhaps? You should consider it. Cheers! Fri 14 Aug 2009 18:24:23 GMT+1 SuperHoops10 The fire alarm incident is a good excuse I find.It still fills me up with bitterness that, not only did QPR have to play a final in their opposition's backyard, one of the Cardiff chairman's mates set off a fire alarm at 4am!It's just raised all those demons I thought I'd got over. Fri 14 Aug 2009 18:24:00 GMT+1 BeyondThePale "THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN A HYPOCRITE."Except a bitter old hypoctrite who knows he's approaching his sell-by date. Fri 14 Aug 2009 17:58:54 GMT+1 5europeancups05 How much hypocrisy are we going to have to put with from Ferguson this season? City are a small club? Didn't he have a go at Rafa for calling Everton the same thing? Apparently, Adebayor is a mercenary as he contacted Man U and Chelsea just as he was joining City. What does that make Michael Owen? He was on the phone to his Liverpool contacts on the day he signed for Man U, trying to get them to hijack the deal. Everyone knows his preferred destination was Anfield. THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN A HYPOCRITE. Fri 14 Aug 2009 17:55:04 GMT+1 BeyondThePale Where the hell has Paul Whitehouse been? Easily one of the funniest men ever to grace comedy.I watched Kevin and Perry Go Large yet again last night, and still chuckle at PW's doorman - "No monsters - look, you offend my mirror".And isn't it nice to see poor old Fergie getting his sodden knickers in a twist so early! Surely the Rowley Birkin Convalescence Home For The Over Refreshed beckons... Fri 14 Aug 2009 17:54:13 GMT+1 Robokopthe3rd Plymouth ad quite funny, but it would be even better with Amy Winehouse doing a Plymouth accent! Ok I`ll stop trying to be the next Chris Charles. Fri 14 Aug 2009 17:47:25 GMT+1 Robokopthe3rd 18 Chris welcome back! Good blog as ever. They say no man`s an island...but what about the Isle of Man? Fri 14 Aug 2009 17:44:12 GMT+1 Zootmac Ref 16Classic typo, mate! More please! Fri 14 Aug 2009 16:18:56 GMT+1 ©hris. The advert's great Chris. But the attempt at a westcountry accent by Whitehouse isn't as top-notch as the shirt he is wearing. But the press wil do us good...maybe next year we could see our shits being sponsered by Aviva instead of the horrible Ginsters logo we have now. Fri 14 Aug 2009 16:16:03 GMT+1 Chris Charles 14. redandblackT1899: Cheers r&b - sorry, haven't got the energy to type out your full name today. Whaddya mean that was me in the CP ad - outrageous, I say outrageous!As for the holiday snaps, they're still in the camera at the mo - and I can guarantee there's nothing parental advisory about them - although my eldest daughter was giving me plenty of parental advice on how I should be buying her more ice creams, sweets and magazines. Fri 14 Aug 2009 16:01:34 GMT+1 redandblackT-Save 606 Welcome back CC!Good blog but where are the holiday pictures you promised?Nothing with a parental advisory statement though!By the way I see you're still plugging that advert you did with Carlton Palmer!Give it up mate.We know its you.Move on! Fri 14 Aug 2009 15:50:49 GMT+1 Chris Charles 6. LittleBreeder: Yes, I had to look it up to (see above post). Not sure who drew the teams out but may I suggest it might not be the night to do a spot of window shopping in Green Street.7. Headingleymackem: Ooh, you little stirrer you! 8.cactus99: Thanks for the praise, but I maintain I'm still Wise to Robbo's Morecambe. 11.Zootmac: Good to be back. Keira Knightley or Ron Manager - ooh, that's a toughie isn't it, wasn't it? Marvellous. Fri 14 Aug 2009 15:35:40 GMT+1 flyingbanana For more info on 'janners' have a look here... think the ad's great, and I'm a Cornish Argyle fan... Fri 14 Aug 2009 15:31:20 GMT+1 Zootmac Good, entertaining blog, as ever - and welcome back. The Paul Whitehouse advert is terrific - but he's usually top-notch in whatever he does. Jonny Depp famously said that Paul Whitehouse was the best actor he'd ever worked with, which is praise indeed. Personally speaking, I think it depends on the scene: I'd rather snog Kiera Knightly than Ron Manager, for example - but maybe that's just me being an old fusspot. Fri 14 Aug 2009 15:25:05 GMT+1 Pompey_Canuck Brilliant article. I enjoyed reading it, the bit about the Norwich appealing for longer bans had me laughing, luckily no one else is in the office today. Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:55:01 GMT+1 ChrisRamsbottom Surely the phrase was "Accrington Stanley? Who's he?"which is much more of a put down than "who are they?"! Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:48:06 GMT+1 gringo Loco funnier than Robbo - this week Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:45:17 GMT+1 Headingleymackem Re Grant Leadbitter being chased by Newcastle fans whilst driving through Tyneside - to be fair to the locals the sight of a Premier League footballer is a rare one to Geordies, so their reaction was perhaps to be expected. Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:33:43 GMT+1 LittleBreeder I'm an Exeter City fan and I must admit I love the Aviva advert (although it's not as good as Compare the Meerkat!!). I had to ask my husband what a Janner was though as I was born in South London!Which leads me onto the other topic of West Ham v Millwall in the Carling Cup, who drew those teams out? As much as I support Millwall too I'm a bit worried about the security implications with that match. Although I hope the Lions win as I have a West Ham supporting brother in law. Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:24:38 GMT+1 adampsb All Nicklas Bendtner will need to do is take his receipt back to the shop as I'm sure his 2 young relatives won't mind getting a van Persie shirt instead Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:19:36 GMT+1 Chris Charles 3. ulstershaker: I've just done a bit of research and a janner is apparently someone born within 10 miles of the sea - which means I'm living with one! Fri 14 Aug 2009 14:07:30 GMT+1 Ulstershaker It's a cracking ad and it shows just how loyal the Argyle travelling fans are...I still don't know what a Janner is though! Fri 14 Aug 2009 13:18:48 GMT+1 SlightEquation One day a journalist might actually get a real translation of what the footballers wag actually said. "Ours is the love that gives you cramps in the stomach" is obviously what some lazy bar steward of a journo got from an internet translation. I remember the same kind if thing happened last year when Arshavin's wag was reportedly critical of English grub. Fri 14 Aug 2009 13:08:43 GMT+1 Libben1 Good afternoon Chris. Good blog. I am a Plymouth Argyle fan and think that the advert for Aviva is brilliant. About time that the amount of travelling a Plymouth Argyle fan undertakes in a season is noticed on a national basis. Didnt think it would take Paul Whitehouse to do it though !!Greeeeeeen Arrrrrrrrrrrrmy !!! Fri 14 Aug 2009 12:57:25 GMT+1