Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html en-gb 30 Mon 02 Mar 2015 11:27:09 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=97#comment38 39. Oops, butter fingers - sorry about that. Must have accidentally been erased. Mon 18 Jan 2010 11:28:16 GMT+1 butter fingers http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=94#comment37 "Dale Steyn's hamstrings are his Achilles heel." I sent that - why no name check? Sat 16 Jan 2010 19:33:52 GMT+1 jordanuk90MUFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=92#comment36 Irony used by a womany to iron your clothesy Sat 16 Jan 2010 12:42:17 GMT+1 Fred Crellin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=89#comment35 Evening everyone... sorry I'm a bit late but having technology difficulties. Don't you just love the stuff eh.Right them, headline writing time..... brace yourselvesALEX FURGUSON TO RESIGN BY END OF SEASON>Firstly, I'll lay my cards on the table and admit I'm a dyed in the wool, blue running through my veins Man City supporter.Before you start scoffing at the last two lines together, here's my train of thought.The last month has been rife with stories about Utd's financial difficulties, as I've mentioned in previous comments on the BBC sports site as far back as the beginning of December 2009.Utd have had a stratospherically successful time under Furguson and what he has built and achieved in nearly quarter of a century. But just how must he really feel about the financial mess the club is in thanks to their current owners. Just to remind people what I mentioned a month or so ago (I'll skip the bit about City pushing Utd down the pecking order and the financial implications of that): Utd won the premiership and finished runners up in the champions league. Yet even with this level of success, they still only managed to produce a financial profit with the sale of Ronaldo. Ferguson has said he won't be buying any players in the Jan tranfer window, despite a crippling injury list. Surely the 'richest' (translate that how you like)football club can afford to buy in some quality backup to ensure further success? Apparently not.So where does Ferguson go from here? Based on all the stories doing the rounds at the moment, the only logical solution I can come to is that if Utd fail to win ANY trophies this year (and by that I mean the EPL or CL), he doen's really have anywhere to go.He hasn't got the financial clout he's become accustomed to.He's fast approaching his 'winter years'.It's becoming increasingly obvious to many that Utd's grip on English football is coming to an end and that he will struggle to keep up his phenominal record in football.I think that he has probably thought quite recently that he should quit soon (very soon) while he still has the admiration of the vast majority of footballers and fans for all that he has achieved.... me included.Stories of his imminent departure have made headlines in the past which have come to nothing. However, the current economic climate at Old Trafford bears a far greater threat of this proclamation becoming reality than in the past.Should City beat Utd over 2 legs in the next couple of weeks, I think an announcement along these lines won't be far behind. Sir Alex will leave with his head held high and his record in tact. Fri 15 Jan 2010 00:14:23 GMT+1 Mikky_C http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=87#comment34 "He's lucky to only get one red."Robbie Earle commenting on El Hadji Diouf's horror tackle for Blackburn against Aston Villa. Can you get more than one nowadays?(TBone505)Err. . . Yes. Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:29:07 GMT+1 RoverElliot http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=84#comment33 "Jenson is literally putting his balls on the line going up against Lewis"David Coulthard talking about Jenson's move to McLaren. I definately don't understand why he left Brawn now, they were going to pay him more to leave his balls scot free... Thu 14 Jan 2010 13:14:39 GMT+1 Middle14 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=82#comment32 "With only 10 games, 3 or 4 might get washed out and you're only left with about 8 games, so you lose nearly half a season."Monty Panesar explaining why the South African first class season wouldn't work in England.Joey, Southampton Thu 14 Jan 2010 10:54:04 GMT+1 ben http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=79#comment31 Mancini or Mourihno? Surely Mancini? He's way cuter. Thu 14 Jan 2010 10:01:56 GMT+1 Grinner http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=76#comment30 I noticed that too Rob, was quite confusing! Thu 14 Jan 2010 00:52:07 GMT+1 robbtheroyal1988 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=74#comment29 Noticed on ITV during the Liverpool vs. Reading FA cup replay:Substitution:OFF: 25 Gylfi SigurdssonON: 9 Shane Long12 minutes later Sigurdsson scored a levelling penalty... not bad for a player who had been substituted! Thu 14 Jan 2010 00:15:19 GMT+1 AmarantineBlue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=71#comment28 are we setting up an irony board? so to speak. Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:48:20 GMT+1 AmarantineBlue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=69#comment27 "i now watch the NFL"- facebook status update, from disgruntled liverpool fan. Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:45:36 GMT+1 DennyCraneWHU http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=66#comment26 Could the irony-ista please settle down? But until then…The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.Robert A HeinleinIrony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.Edwin P WhippleI have no race prejudice. I have no colour prejudices or caste prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being – that is enough for me: he can’t be any worse.Mark TwainSentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on a grave.Karl Kraus (No, me neither.)With supreme irony, the war to “make the world safe for democracy” ended by leaving democracy more unsafe in the world than at any time since the collapse of the revolutions of 1848.James Harvey Robinson (Readers probably didn’t know that.)It is fitting that under Richard Nixon, “launder” became a dirty word.William ZinsserAnd finally, a simile and an irony…A mind is like a parachute. If it doesn’t open, you’re f..ked.Don Williams, Jnr Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:37:58 GMT+1 Martin Ferguson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=64#comment25 Reading fans singing at Liverpool fans as they won 2-1 away in the FA cup..."were winning away, were winning awaaaaaaay, how s**t must you be, were winning away!(Martin Ferguson, Chichester) Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:14:32 GMT+1 BeyondThePale http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=61#comment24 "Rafa Benitez is safe in his job"Me, about three hours ago.D'oh. Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:09:08 GMT+1 In Off The Ghost http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=58#comment23 "On his day there isn’t a defender in the league who can hold a Roman Candle to Sol, and I back him to come back with a bang against Bolton."Guy Fawkes on Sol Campbell's return.http://inofftheghost.wordpress.com/ Wed 13 Jan 2010 23:06:15 GMT+1 themadworldofjb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=56#comment22 "Let me buy him a drink"Sir Ian 'Beefy' Botham hailing the only man ever to run Nasser Hussain out in Test cricket, Grahame Thorpe.Josh in London Wed 13 Jan 2010 19:54:50 GMT+1 themadworldofjb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=53#comment21 "Let me buy him a drink"Sir Ian 'Beefy' Botham hailing the only man ever to run Nasser Hussain out in Test cricket, Grahame Thorpe. Wed 13 Jan 2010 19:46:42 GMT+1 themadworldofjb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=51#comment20 Not saying we do, just Boycott is stating the obvious about our attack. Wed 13 Jan 2010 19:45:05 GMT+1 themadworldofjb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=48#comment19 Geofrey Boycott during the Third Test against SA,"England have a very English attack"Really, I thought we used South African imports in all aspects of our game. Wed 13 Jan 2010 19:44:05 GMT+1 Grinner http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=46#comment18 The managerless Royals have not won in five games (D4, L2). From the BBC website Wed 13 Jan 2010 18:13:24 GMT+1 Didier Drogba- just another Cameron Jerome wannabe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=43#comment17 Wed 13 Jan 2010 18:09:56 GMT+1 Conorbu http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=41#comment16 "My attitude will be the same in my next match - I won't be surprised if I win or lose." Ronnie O'Sullivan not easily surprised after his victory last night Wed 13 Jan 2010 17:30:33 GMT+1 Harlequin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=38#comment15 Here's what I got -Irony is a situation, literary technique, or rhetorical device in which there is an incongruity, discordance, or unintended connection with truth, that goes strikingly beyond the most simple and evident meaning of words or actions. Wed 13 Jan 2010 17:13:51 GMT+1 jonny_evs100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=35#comment14 "So who's the better looking one? Is it Roberto Mancini or Jose Mourinho?"Alan Green and Jan Molby discuss the best looking football managers during Five Live's coverage of Man City v Blackburn.Jon Evans, South Wales. Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:45:23 GMT+1 jonny_evs100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=33#comment13 "That's what I'd call a long short throw-in."Steve Claridge during Five Live's FA Cup coverage of Coventry v Portsmouth. Was it long or was it short?Jon Evans, South Wales. Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:43:06 GMT+1 jonny_evs100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=30#comment12 "That's what I'd call a long short throw-in."Steve Claridge during Five Live's FA Cup coverage of Coventry v Portsmouth. Was it long or was it short? Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:40:35 GMT+1 QuinsFan1987 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=28#comment11 Is that irony? Or just lying? Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:35:53 GMT+1 Stevat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=25#comment10 I need to do some irony tonight, got a massive pile of clothes at home.Onions is a legend, tis true. Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:32:32 GMT+1 Mikey http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=23#comment9 I was away looking up irony too.. thought it had maybe changed due to the confusion..Technically you can get more than 1 red card anyway.. Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:31:50 GMT+1 langboyred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=20#comment8 Friday's game has gone and come Saturday it was all about starting with a blank sheet of football and starting to prepare for a difficult cup tie.Billy Davies following Forest's emphatic win at West Brom Wed 13 Jan 2010 16:29:15 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=17#comment7 Right you lot, I've saved you the bother: irony; a figure of speech in which the intended meaning is the opposite of that expressed by the words used. Wed 13 Jan 2010 15:44:07 GMT+1 flatknees http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=15#comment6 bluecity91: perhaps you should look up irony Wed 13 Jan 2010 15:17:14 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=12#comment5 1&2. Gotcha. I'll amend accordingly. Wed 13 Jan 2010 15:06:08 GMT+1 Didier Drogba- just another Cameron Jerome wannabe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=10#comment4 trevor4491: perhaps you should look up irony Wed 13 Jan 2010 14:28:17 GMT+1 Thoughtsonfootball http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=7#comment3 "If Hull lose against Tottenham Hotspur they cannot play Manchester United because Manchester United were not there, so I cannot understand why you would make such an utterance." Danny Jordaan being very confusing following Phil Brown's comments about the attack on Togo.http://thoughtsonfootball.wordpress.com Wed 13 Jan 2010 14:20:16 GMT+1 I dont want a display name http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=5#comment2 "He's lucky to only get one red."Robbie Earle commenting on El Hadji Diouf's horror tackle for Blackburn against Aston Villa. Can you get more than one nowadays?(TBone505)===============================Perhaps you ought to look up "irony". Wed 13 Jan 2010 14:19:49 GMT+1 Dirtboy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=2#comment1 Re 1.Jewell has worked with Grayson and calls him that. He's done it before on the show.Its not a goof. Wed 13 Jan 2010 14:15:07 GMT+1 Grumpy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/quotes_of_the_week_8.html?page=0#comment0 "I know if I was Larry Grayson I wouldn't sell him."Just to explain, Simon Grayson's nickname is actually Larry - after Larry Grayson. Wed 13 Jan 2010 13:50:18 GMT+1