Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html en-gb 30 Thu 02 Jul 2015 05:44:20 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html AmarantineBlue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=97#comment45 is it just me, or do liverpool players seem to injure each other with the ruthless efficiency their strikers lack? seems rafa has a Large Head-on Collider project going. Mon 18 Jan 2010 19:27:48 GMT+1 ktkt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=95#comment44 A-League Team of the Week: Rd 23 http://kaijaet.notlong.com Mon 18 Jan 2010 07:29:56 GMT+1 mac_knife http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=93#comment43 Gangsta Agger...I concur. It's heartbreaking. Sun 17 Jan 2010 15:15:19 GMT+1 Gangsta Agger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=91#comment42 "You can almost picture the scene: Craig Bellamy, a pepperoni special and a crate of Chablis - what could possibly go wrong?"Well, if you watched the game at Goodison Park then there's your answer!Another late goal conceded by Liverpool. Honestly I do not even celebrate anymore when we take the lead. Sun 17 Jan 2010 00:39:54 GMT+1 soccerinteg http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=89#comment41 Liverpool & United's financial predicarments reminds me of a profligate drunken sailor lurching from the Charybdis of the banker clutches and the Scylla of redfans public howling & lynching of their owners. They are on a downward trajectory with numerous pundits claiming they can't afford to spend without selling from a 'decimated' (United minus Tevez, CR and soon Vidic and Rooney and LFC hobbled by Torres, Gerard and Benny) squad.Out of the wok into the fire! Sat 16 Jan 2010 13:02:26 GMT+1 soccerinteg http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=86#comment40 As always Charles you lead us down the merry path chuckling at your 'comedy week'.I thought I should share with you a post with has some influence from you!"British folks can't tahan (cope with) cold weather. Don't know how to drive in icy/snow conditions etc. Can't even walk properly. S'more want to sue like North Americans. Anyways I think CA will join me in a polar bear swim. Me to usher in the Chinese New Year, him to deliver on his promise to go naked if Chelsea buys a player in the Winter transfer window!....P.S. CA needs to take lessons from 'Gok Wan' before he go naked swimming polar bear style....." Headlined recently (Ottawa Sun, 11th January 2010)'Brits seek cold comfort in Canada'. "A three-member British television team was in this southwestern Ontario city yesterday getting the scoop on how Canadians cope with winter..."Hopefully Bellers doen't get served chicken with cashew nuts else they have to take the putter from the nutter.As always I look forward to reading your review every week! Great stuff.BTW It will make my week to have the last chuckle (if United and the Toffees were to lose). Sat 16 Jan 2010 12:44:39 GMT+1 Phaseshifter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=84#comment39 My post at #5 got modded! Outrageous.However, I feel like I belong now. Sat 16 Jan 2010 10:08:33 GMT+1 Fun_n_Games http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=82#comment38 #35Ah, I empathise with your issue; indeed, it is a tricky thing to learn.Enjoyable blog again, Chris. Sat 16 Jan 2010 08:56:19 GMT+1 ChelseaCowboy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=80#comment37 Re: 30. At 6:30pm on 15 Jan 2010, Robokopthe3rd wrote:And I agree, that Liverpool fan should not talk to the S#n newspaper. Remember Hillsborough? YNWAMore like YAWN mate. Sat 16 Jan 2010 08:15:44 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=78#comment36 Ginolllla,Kathryn is a Stoke City fan.If she followed Liverpool,well I don't know how I'd cope... Sat 16 Jan 2010 07:30:30 GMT+1 Mike http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=76#comment35 Call this a journalistic piece of writing? All it seems to be about are your toilet habits. Suggest you find another job Mr Charles. Sat 16 Jan 2010 06:48:29 GMT+1 redforever http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=73#comment34 At last a football blog that hasn't been invaded by hoards of "big four" fans gleefully slating each others teams (mainly Liverpool to my great chagrin). Some mighty funny images painted by the author- very good, thank you! And most importantly a comment which actually helped my understand when to use a colon. Now if you could just help me understand when to use its grammatical brother, the semi-colon. Sat 16 Jan 2010 00:26:26 GMT+1 In Off The Ghost http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=71#comment33 Although I don't like seeing Liverpool and Man Utd being run into the ground by greedy Americans, I do hope that some good may come of it by levelling the playing field a bit. I am absolutely sick to the back teeth of watching Man Utd win the league! Variety is the spice of life and all that, although I will probably end up watching Man City win the league for the next 15 years instead.http://inofftheghost.wordpress.com/ Fri 15 Jan 2010 22:46:04 GMT+1 chocolate_pigeon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=69#comment32 The QPR and Liverpool situations are a good distraction from the rumours circulating about my club and their need to sell all the players, the ground, training ground and basically have nobody left except the cleaning staff to turn out on a weekend. I have a horrible feeling about Americans and English football clubs. Randy Lerner seems to be ok though. If the United finances are becoming unmanageable, does that mean we'll be thrown out of Europe? I better pray we start a breakaway European league. Nothing ever lasts forever. Except forever. Good blog by the way. Fri 15 Jan 2010 21:53:06 GMT+1 Rabster http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=67#comment31 Good blog. Here's an idea, why don't QPR hire a "squad" of managers and simply rotate them? It would save the embarrassment of all the sackings. Fri 15 Jan 2010 20:30:13 GMT+1 Gangsta Agger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=65#comment30 Look on the bright side Chris. At least Hart lasted longer than Solomon Campbell at Notts!As a Liverpool fan I shouldn't be laughing though. Dreading the Delap bombardment as I type. Something tells me we are yet to reach new depths. Fri 15 Jan 2010 19:45:27 GMT+1 Robokopthe3rd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=63#comment29 Gilmour the 3rd...I guess point no. 6 in your list is: how many times he rolls around on the ground once down? (Note the use of the colon and question mark :) )As for the Rangers...couldn`t they get that Chuck Norris to be manager. Wasn`t he a Ranger once. And he wouldn`t let anyone mess with him either. `So you wanna sack me Flabbyio? Well watch out as I am a black belt in origami!And I agree, that Liverpool fan should not talk to the S#n newspaper. Remember Hillsborough? YNWAYeah Liverpool have been bad, in a bad premier league so far. If we win 4 or 5 on the trot then we are in the top 3, just need consistency. Great blog Chris!Hope your back gets better soon Fri 15 Jan 2010 18:30:41 GMT+1 bosstard http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=60#comment28 Hi ChrisBeing a Liverpool supporter I know of a manager you can have with the greatest of pleasure. Be careful though because once you've got him he'll be impossible to get rid of! Fri 15 Jan 2010 18:17:47 GMT+1 davidgilmourthe3rd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=58#comment27 I wont be able to contribute much to this particular Blog which to many will be a blessing in disguise.i am alas busy collateing statistics from the ACoN. My subject is non other than D Drogba. I am interested to learn and furthermore doccument;1 how many times he gets the ball2 wat he does with it once he has it3 how many times he winks at the ref ( specially when awarded a free kick )4 how many times the ref winks at him ( specially when awarded a free kick )5 how often he falls to the ground7 how often he gets a free kick when a member of the opposition dares to out stare him. the list is by no means exhaustive.i also will be watching the South Africans take on South Africa in the 4th test. Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:51:25 GMT+1 SimplyZola http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=56#comment26 Top blog as usual. By the way, if you type 'QPR' on Google (and hit search) the second result is about suicide prevention. Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:48:45 GMT+1 SenorFish http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=54#comment25 Are you sure Martin Jones talked directly to The S*n? If so maybe he should consider changing his allegiances. Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:45:08 GMT+1 JezzaSCFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=52#comment24 Chris, a quality read as ever. Setting aside the astounding fact that Lawro has actually doomed us by predicting a win for my beloved Potters against his ex-employer bin dippers this weekend, we have had our on-off pursuit of Calamity James to keep us busy. It was reported on Thursday as a done deal to much fanfare only to be pulled early Friday. Clearly someone at Stoke had dropped the ball - not the first time that phrase has been used in relation to England's alleged number one I hazard to guess.We also had the startling spectacle of our usually camera shy chairman becoming something of a media whore, with Sky Sports pronouncements on our interest in Ruud "why the long face?" Van Nistelrooy and "I'm considerably richer than yow" taunts in response to Steve Bruce saying we couldn't afford Kenwyne (as the man behind bet365, he does have a point). I would say he probably put Steve's nose out of joint, but someone beat him to that a long time ago it seems! Keep up the good work.Jez Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:44:24 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=50#comment23 12. JacksinBuxton: Hart's replacement? Someone whose favourite word is 'yes'.17. FresnoBob: Ah, we have a connoiseur in our midst! Forgive me Bob, what was I thinking? Then again, I was brought up in a house where spaghetti bolognese was considered some sort of weird delicacy and Blue Nun was the plonk of choice.19. PhilMcF: Shhhh! Someone might hear you. 20. Coweslepe: Howdy! Yes, I've been having colon problems for quite some time now. Thanks to your eagle eyes this particular one has now been corrected. Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:33:23 GMT+1 messien http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=47#comment22 Regarding the QPR situation, it's obviously a shambles, but why didn't they stick with Paulo Souza who's done well with Swansea so far this season. As for the Campbell situation, couldn't see the point. People keep saying, Sol's a good acquisition as he will only play a few games to cover for Gallas and Vermaelen and he's the physical presence they're missing; both of which would fit Senderos who hasn't had a sniff. He's not only younger than Sol, but he hasn't lost his legs and he's already there!As for Vieira; What's the point of buying Barry, De Jong, Kompany............ Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:25:46 GMT+1 davidgilmourthe3rd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=45#comment21 stalker alert: Up the Meerkats. nice Blog CC. Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:23:27 GMT+1 Coweslepe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=43#comment20 'My Cat Geoffrey'A great poem by one of our greatest, albeit misremembered, poets. Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:15:29 GMT+1 Coweslepe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=41#comment19 'You can almost picture the scene; Craig Bellamy, a pepperoni special and a crate of Chablis - what could possibly go wrong?'Here you introduce the scene, which therefore requires the colon and not the semi-colon for separation (i.e., that which follows 'You can almost picture the scene' is indeed the picture that's being introduced). Don't worry: even you're allowed an American moment once in a while! Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:12:18 GMT+1 PhilMcF http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=39#comment18 Having read all the positive press and glowing endorsements since his 'shameful' sacking, surely QPR will be joining the queue of clubs knocking on Gary Megson's door! Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:09:56 GMT+1 Phaseshifter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=36#comment17 Jacks, I know who ColchesterFC is - I'm a regular reader/irregular poster over on ''the dark side''.I hope they do keep a clean sheet - I've got Ab Faye and Shawcross in my Fantasy Football team! Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:09:44 GMT+1 FresnoBob http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=34#comment16 Chablis? Shouldn't Man City serve red wine with pepperoni pizza? Fri 15 Jan 2010 17:06:13 GMT+1 GINOLLLLA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=32#comment15 Jacks who does your eldest daughter follow? Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:57:55 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=30#comment14 Phase,sshhh,don't tell anyone.ColchesterFC( a poster,not the club)might weigh in and ruin my eldest daughter's weekend.. Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:51:49 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=28#comment13 Obviously I mean Geoffrey Boycott.We don't have a pregnant cat called Geoffrey.That might take some explaining to the vet... Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:50:22 GMT+1 Phaseshifter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=26#comment12 I noticed when I went in the bookie's yesterday that Stoke are 4/1 to beat Liverpool at the Britannia tomorrow. Four to one! What with Torres, Gerrard and Benayoun all apparently out, that's got to be worth a look. Maybe a 1-0 Stoke win - dunno what odds that'd have. 12s? 14s? Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:48:52 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=23#comment11 Chris,re the Smith Snick...poor old Geoffrey was having kittens.Bless his little cottons,and all that bunny.Any thoughts on Hart's replacement?If Mourinho took over,would that be a case of "Hart to Tart"? Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:43:06 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=21#comment10 2. Coweslepe. Good afternoon - and good afternoon from me too. And me. None of us have spotted the erroneous colon yet but we're on the case old bean. 3. And hello to you RBA. Glad you mentioned Fletch's top blog, although I take issue with that particular sentence - what do you mean COULD become a laughing stock? http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulfletcher/2010/01/qpr_crying_out_for_stability.html#1859015. Phasesifter: Ha ha! Naughty but nice. 7. JacksinBuxton: Yes, pray for snow in SA! Although if Smith had been given at 15 we might still be in with a shout. 10. Coweslepe: Ha! You're not wrong, sir. Unfortunately the only things that are ever of any interest at QPR involve events off the field. Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:31:13 GMT+1 Coweslepe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=19#comment9 #6No, it's comic relief really, and I'm happy when all the Chris Charles brothers go bumburrying on about their team, particularly when, as you mention, there's actually some element of general interest, which isn't often the case with QPR. Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:23:23 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=17#comment8 RBA,we don't fare well up north....isn't that the entire country being to the north of Aldershot? Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:19:03 GMT+1 GINOLLLLA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=15#comment7 RBA - good luck to the shots mate! Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:16:03 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=13#comment6 Ah,finally arrived Chris.H2H and I were wondering if you were helping to fit the revolving door for the manager's office at Loftus Road.(I don't know why I'm taking the mickey,my club still has Roy Keane at the helm.Shame to see a former decent premiership struggle this season,but things could look up.At least they won at Liverpool in the cup.Just wonder if we could send all our snow over to Jo'burg.It may be our only hope... Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:15:52 GMT+1 GINOLLLLA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=10#comment5 Good blog again Mr Charles!#2 - Chris was always going to mention Rangers, it's a big news story although as highlighted, still hardly surprising...It'll be interesting to see who's next in line, but like you say, who will be mad enough to step up now? Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:11:03 GMT+1 Phaseshifter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=8#comment4 This post has been Removed Fri 15 Jan 2010 16:05:18 GMT+1 RedBlueArmy92 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=6#comment3 I mean "ref" not Reef... lifes a beach ay! Fri 15 Jan 2010 15:52:39 GMT+1 RedBlueArmy92 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=4#comment2 Well it looks as if we might play football at the weekend, its been so long i've forgotten the rules and am fairly clueless... Always knew i ahd a career as a reef if i wanted it... Charlsie, quality stuff lad... really enjoyed it this week... a highlight of the week (well a 5 minute distraction on a friday, but its still good fella)... Were away to Darlington... i am hoping for three points, but we dont fair well up north... Lets see though.... And, Super-hoops, the mighty blue and white army... Watagwan at loftus road ay? "QPR need to keep hold of a manager to avoid becoming a laughing stock" This is from FLethchers blog today... tell him to stop reusing old material... Fri 15 Jan 2010 15:45:46 GMT+1 Coweslepe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=2#comment1 Not a lot going on over here, I'm afraid. Another solid review, albeit with the strained semi-colon (you don't have to be an American to use a colon incorrectly). Since you had time to ramble on about QPR, again, perhaps you could get around to fixing up 'Chris Charles's Blog'? Or are there really two or more of you? Fri 15 Jan 2010 15:39:32 GMT+1 LABSAB9 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_51.html?page=0#comment0 Review of the week - Quality!!! Fri 15 Jan 2010 15:34:39 GMT+1