Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html en-gb 30 Sat 30 Aug 2014 01:42:21 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_53.html Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=98#comment83 81. Ron Howard: I was of course talking about the groups of fans hoarded by the club and then put out just before kick-off to make us look popular...oh it's no good, I can't keep this up. Sorry, Ron - I dropped a right bol...clanger there. I blame it on later afternoon word-blindness. Ahem. Mon 01 Feb 2010 16:03:22 GMT+1 football francais http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=97#comment82 Late to comment,bit I've had a busy weekend...Great read,as ever,Chris.As an ardent follower of French football,I loved the 'Lorient' joke... Mon 01 Feb 2010 15:29:34 GMT+1 BeyondThePale http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=96#comment81 Following this morning's damning revelations, perhaps Daddie's Sauce should have been kept in the bottle?Or at least a suitable rubber receptacle? Sun 31 Jan 2010 12:00:05 GMT+1 trotters4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=95#comment80 "Hoards" of fans?...and this from a journalist? Sun 31 Jan 2010 06:17:35 GMT+1 Fun_n_Games http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=94#comment79 #79I'd stick to the day job if I were you.Good blog again this week Chris.On the Fish/weather thing, I'd say anytime someone advises there's nothing to be concerned about and then 18 people die, that's a bit of a stuff-up. Sat 30 Jan 2010 23:49:15 GMT+1 jam tomorrow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=92#comment78 Jokes:City fan phones up the ground "what times kick off?" reply at the other end of the phone "what time can you get here?"You have to be careful at City get there to early and you get a game, at Christmas they raffle off two footballs, one signed by the players, the other the managers…. bum bum!A kid wins the football "look dad thats Robinho's autograph, thats De Jong" theres a thin faint line, "whose that supposed to be dad?" response "that was the keeper son, he only got his fingertips to it.............. Sat 30 Jan 2010 14:23:42 GMT+1 jam tomorrow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=91#comment77 Joke:Kick off in the derby is approaching and we’re in the Utd dressing room:"Right lads, I want you to elbow, stamp, kick, punch them blue job's, get the crowd wound up as well and hopefully they will start throwing missiles, there is no way them blue jobs are leaving here with a win, do you lot understand?" nods all around the dressing room, just at that moment the door opens and in walks Ferguson "thanks ref, I'll take it from here". Sat 30 Jan 2010 14:04:31 GMT+1 Auqakuh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=90#comment76 "Many apologies but had to ask for the posts alluding to the identity of the woman John Terry is alleged to have an affair with to be removed as we are not naming her at this stage."Nor have you named her if random people post comments doing so...Really, sack the BBC legal team. They're pants. Sat 30 Jan 2010 12:10:40 GMT+1 Auqakuh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=89#comment75 Several people have quoted the first comment here, and I cannot for the life of me see why it's moderated. Does it break the house rules to disagree with a blog poster now? Sat 30 Jan 2010 12:08:47 GMT+1 Bart_E_Slartfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=88#comment74 Maybe we've got it all wrong and Liam G wasn't insulting Sir Alex. Maybe the binmen in Chelsea do wear suits and ties while they do their rounds.Just a thought... Sat 30 Jan 2010 10:04:05 GMT+1 northernsuperspur http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=86#comment73 While Michael Fish might have been well advised to add "but there will be some VERY strong winds, all the same", he has suffered a lot due to the fact that the tabloids would have run the next morning with "Hurricane hits Britain,Weatherman mucks it up".Why let meteorological accuracy get in the way of a good headline? Sat 30 Jan 2010 08:18:46 GMT+1 SeanSud http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=85#comment72 Ah good auld Blighty - a large part of a blog post and the bulk of 70 odd comments all about the weather. Good post though Chris - raised a couple of chuckles from me - especially the image of Eddie Yates as Man U's manager.Just a minor quibble with your spellchecker - these hoards of fans preparing to protest you're expecting at QPR... are you sure you've got the right word ?? 'Hoards' are generally large numbers of things stockpiled in expectation of bad times (in the case of QPR probably at Stamford Bridge in cold storage) whereas 'hordes' are rampaging mobs of unruly bowsies usually with someone like Genghis Khan at their head...Which type of 'horde/hoard' you on about Chris ?? I suspect the latter :-) Sat 30 Jan 2010 08:03:08 GMT+1 McTash http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=84#comment71 For all of blues' pre match posturing, one thing is for certain:Sir Alex the bin man 'disposed' of City rather spectacularly in the end...Sorry. Couldn't resist. Sat 30 Jan 2010 02:37:40 GMT+1 Kennys_Heroes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=83#comment70 @69: "Here in the states... The latest winner of American idol is better known than Oasis."So who's he/she then? (From here in that little not-in-the-States enclave) Sat 30 Jan 2010 01:17:35 GMT+1 Bart_E_Slartfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=82#comment69 "Here in the states, mention Liam Gallagher and most people ask "who's he"? The latest winner of American idol is better known than Oasis."Why should we care about this exactly? Fri 29 Jan 2010 23:16:54 GMT+1 Mack http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=80#comment68 Cook and Gallagher should understand that form is temporary but class is permanent. You can't acquire class by nonsensical putdowns that backfire in your face.Liam Gallagher slagging Ferguson is a laugh. Gallagher looks like an unmade bed most of the time,obviously with an inflated sense of self importance. Here in the states, mention Liam Gallagher and most people ask "who's he"? The latest winner of American idol is better known than Oasis. Fri 29 Jan 2010 22:06:02 GMT+1 Ian Richardson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=79#comment67 What have Gary Cook and Liam Gallagher got in common? big mouths, no class and no trophies to talk about. Fri 29 Jan 2010 21:34:50 GMT+1 Floydp4pno1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=78#comment66 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 21:33:41 GMT+1 freddawlanen http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=77#comment65 There are numerous words that could be used to describe Garry Cook, but I think every one of them would be modded. Fri 29 Jan 2010 20:51:48 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=76#comment64 Evening all. Many apologies but had to ask for the posts alluding to the identity of the woman John Terry is alleged to have an affair with to be removed as we are not naming her at this stage. 51. themightymojo: Hang on a minute, son it was ONLY 6-0!60. p4pno1: I know, not ideal is it? Ah get outta here, only joking - Stevo's a top boy really - love him like a brother etc. Fri 29 Jan 2010 20:10:07 GMT+1 Robokopthe3rd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=75#comment63 Actually, about the identity of the woman who phoned about the hurricane...I think her name was Wanda.So we can say, A Wanda Called Fish. Fri 29 Jan 2010 20:04:02 GMT+1 rgh1066 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=73#comment62 Great blog, Chris and thanks for the chuckles. Pity about all those comments on the football spoiling what is a great weather blog :-)That 1987 storm made the Chinese national news that night, which was very rare for the eighties. But I think your first correspondent is wrong about Hurricane Floyd. Floyd didn't hit Florida until 1999. The woman who phoned Michael Fish that night would have had to be some psychic to see that one coming! Fri 29 Jan 2010 20:03:20 GMT+1 capi_rat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=72#comment61 Re #28I believe you're correct in the statement: "hurricane can only build up over seas with a temp of 30 degrees C or more"However you failed to peruse the document fully. It is further stated that "should an individual's mode of transportation be nearly blown off the road and if said individual's domicile is blown into the sea, then it is permissible for the individual to refer to the weather event as a hurricane." Fri 29 Jan 2010 19:38:31 GMT+1 JezzaSCFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=71#comment60 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:59:52 GMT+1 Floydp4pno1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=70#comment59 feel sorry for you having to sit anywhere near Steveo Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:49:15 GMT+1 BeyondThePale http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=69#comment58 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:44:39 GMT+1 BeyondThePale http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=67#comment57 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:38:32 GMT+1 Robokopthe3rd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=66#comment56 Ahh yes, the hurricane (which it was) of 87. The morning after I was helping out on a milk round (as you did as a 15 year old), and was then due to play a football match later in the day (as you did as a 15 year old), but as there were so many trees blown down, had to settle for watching Saturday Superstore/Going Live or whatever it was called (as you did as a 15 year old). But I have always wondered...who was the woman who rang up? Surely Mr Charles you could have researched the Beebs phone archives to name this amazingly prophetic person? And from whom did she hear that there was going to be a hurricane from? Very X-Files, I think.Always rememer Michael Fish from the 70s with his kipper ties...didn`t he go on to play for Bolton and South Africa or something? Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:29:39 GMT+1 Paul http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=65#comment55 I feel embarrassed that Cook earns over £1 million per year, what does he do to deserve that sum of money except constantly put his foot in his mouth! I say sack him ASAP and give the money to Michael Fish!! (it wasn't fish's fault it was the met office!!) Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:22:07 GMT+1 jurynow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=64#comment54 #47 Collie - Point taken, this has always been a humourous look at the weeks action so we'll leave that one behind for now, i'll leave the heavy conversations for the Golf messageboards!Here's to a crackin' weekend of sports action, come on Murray and the Gooners! Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:17:14 GMT+1 Mightymojo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=63#comment53 UD,There's been some killer jokes going round this week - that Moyes SAF Rafa one was told to me last friday by a blue, who i then had the pleasure of working with on the sunday. Let's just say he was a bit more quiet!I was also wondering how much goodwill Adebayor's ordeal would buy him. Apparently it's 3 weeks. Not enough in my opinion. Fri 29 Jan 2010 18:02:31 GMT+1 United Dreamer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=61#comment52 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:52:11 GMT+1 Bart_E_Slartfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=60#comment51 @Spitfire - If your on the lookout for some dirty music...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_%26_Sex_%26_Chips_n_Gravy(sorry to all wikisnobs)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-n_eqW1qoM Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:51:17 GMT+1 Mightymojo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=59#comment50 Nice Blog again Chris, in fact, fair play for even going near a computer in a week where your boys got stuffed 6-0. If Liverpool ever got beat that badly i think i'd have to go into hibernation.I must admit i was rooting for City on Wednesday, but they really didn't do themselves any favours beforehand. Tevez, Cook & the fans in general should know better than to run their mouth until after the 2ND leg. It's not like they didn't know words could have such an effect - isn't that why Tevez was so fired up in the 1st leg?They've definitely made strides forward, and i think Mancini will be good for them, but rome isn't gonna be built in 2 seasons.Also, really, does anyone care if it was or wasn't a hurricane? It pulled up the tree in my front garden that had been there since the dark ages, so it was pretty bad. In that respect, the quote was well used. Sheesh, there's more nit pickers here than at my old primary school! Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:49:51 GMT+1 PaulyBoy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=58#comment49 Michael Fish clip here. You were bang on Charlesy...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqs1YXfdtGEGreat blog - always a chuckle or two... Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:49:40 GMT+1 United Dreamer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=57#comment48 "'David Moyes, Alex Ferguson and Rafael Benitez go for a drink in a bar. After three pints Moyes says to the two of them: "Right, you two, clear off, it's the fourth round now."' Sadly, as pietro pointed out, the real punchline was delivered by the Brummies, who put Everton out thanks to goals from....Benitez and Ferguson."Outstanding. Nice blog - possibly your best that I have read. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:39:16 GMT+1 emsti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=55#comment47 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1987 - it was a storm with hurricane force winds. or at least as the free lance encyclopedia claims. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:31:53 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=54#comment46 haha jurynow, great one, I thought I would go to your watch place and see if can't go out find some victims to laugh at.......Seriously, I wasn't trying to insult you, so don't take it to heart. You are completely correct nothing wrong at all with an education. But genuinely it gets a bit heavy here when people start correcting the writer about 20 times, and forget it's a humourous reflection on the weeks goings on. Yep I am leftie because I can tell bad taste when I see it. So what?Rabster didn't you know the world is run by Astrologists? Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:29:58 GMT+1 jurynow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=53#comment45 Don't worry Chris, it's all friendly banter! Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:27:50 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=52#comment44 42. jurynow/collie21: Now now you two! Let's all play nicely. Off in a tick so have a great weekend all. Might have a look in from home later - that's how sad I am! Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:23:41 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=51#comment43 40. Spitfire: Cheers ears. Yes that's one of their darker tracks for sure! The singer, Lux Interior, sadly died last year, but they were a crazy band to see live. This one's a bit less frantic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7X2M9xvjEw Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:21:57 GMT+1 Rabster http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=50#comment42 #14 I won't bother with specific scientific terminology but looking up things on wiki is about as useful as astrology. Blog itself was pretty good. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:18:36 GMT+1 jurynow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=48#comment41 Collie - Just something I remember from school, nothing wrong with an education my friend. What are you doing this weekend? Writing a letter to the Guardian (other left-wing newspapers are available) about political correctness? Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:18:35 GMT+1 ScopeJack http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=47#comment40 Liam Gallagher? Hell of a tambourine player, but looks like a dustbin man. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:14:45 GMT+1 Spitfire http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=46#comment39 Nice blog Chris,garbage man?by the way. Thats some dirty taste in music you have let show. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:13:25 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=45#comment38 36 I am not going to complain about the comment, but it's pretty tasteless, I would have expected better, I will allow yourself to complain about it. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:11:21 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=44#comment37 Of course I mean Domenech Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:09:27 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=42#comment36 28. At 4:27pm on 29 Jan 2010, jurynow wrote:Chris & Collie it looks like you have done your research buuuuuut lets get to the facts: Yes we had an almighty storm but Mr Fish said that we wouldn't be getting a HURRICANE and it is impossible for the UK to get hurricanes as a hurricane can only build up over seas with a temp of 30 degrees C or more and UK seas are far from reaching this temp so would provide no fuel for a hurricane to survive and all hurricanes would die out before reaching us. Every day is a school day---------------------------------------------------------------------------Now here is a bloke who doesn't get out much, what you doing this weekend? Trainspotting or seeking out the 7 sided snowflake? How is it Rooney looks Older than Mancini?, it's just weird, Good news for the English is the French won't be winning anything this year. The media here has gone from apathetic towards him to down right taking the mickey. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:08:57 GMT+1 Tristan Trevissick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=41#comment35 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:06:37 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=40#comment34 28. jurynow: To borrow from your user name - I think the jury is well and truly out! 29. Frederick_S_Kitty: Ha ha - very sharp! Wonder if Fergie's heard 'Garbageman'? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVLpaiH2hbQ31. Andy Clark: Yes he has. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/8476637.stm33. TommyB: Yeah, Coweslepe, where are you? Friday's just aren't the smae without you. Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:01:15 GMT+1 ZEUSFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=39#comment33 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:52:27 GMT+1 TommyB http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=38#comment32 Chris, that Everton joke is top notch! I am hereby stealing it. But more importantly, where's Cowslepe with his weekly review of review of the week? Should be here by now... I'm worried. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:41:25 GMT+1 GINOLLLLA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=36#comment31 #31 Andy Clark, I believe he has ... on loan until the end of the season (when his gooner contract is up anyways) I saw him holding a 23 Everton shirt... Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:40:43 GMT+1 Crafty13 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=35#comment30 Completely unrelated to the review of the week I know, but can anyone confirm whether Senderos has joined Everton? Mark Lawrenson's review of the week implies that he has, but I didn't see anything official. I am a Gooner so am just interested to know, as I am one of a small minority who actually liked the guy! Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:39:42 GMT+1 Rod-the-Fierce http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=34#comment29 Well said jurynow quite correct. Things involving the weather always seem to get exaggerated around these parts. Sure it was fierce mild the other day... Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:33:41 GMT+1 Bart_E_Slartfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=33#comment28 Well Chris if you like the Cramps "You got good taste" and you can quote me on that ;) Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:29:55 GMT+1 jurynow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=32#comment27 Chris & Collie it looks like you have done your research buuuuuut lets get to the facts: Yes we had an almighty storm but Mr Fish said that we wouldn't be getting a HURRICANE and it is impossible for the UK to get hurricanes as a hurricane can only build up over seas with a temp of 30 degrees C or more and UK seas are far from reaching this temp so would provide no fuel for a hurricane to survive and all hurricanes would die out before reaching us. Every day is a school day! Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:27:47 GMT+1 Holloway2Holland http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=30#comment26 Good stuff as always CC.Cashley needing more time to pay and Cook being in hot water win the ironic srories of the week for me.I can almost forgie Cole for being a dumbo (I said almost) because he's been pampered his whole (footballing) life and doesn't know any better, bless. But what's Cook's excuse? Will he still think that City will be "the greatest club on earth" (no pressure lads) when the owners throw him out? Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:24:59 GMT+1 sirbricktop http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=29#comment25 Sharp article that. 'Moyes, Ferguson, Benitez...": Probably the best joke I have ever heard, got a few laughs from around the office anyway. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:23:24 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=28#comment24 17. jurynow: Yep it's gonna run and run this one. Yes I did make it to the convention and they put us up in some static caravans in the end. Got a few odd looks when we got there mind - me and my mates were psychobillies, into the Meteors, Cramps etc while everyone else was obsessed with the 50s - clothes, cars the lot and frowned on our DMs and sleeveless T-shirts! (Think that takes care of Collie 21's inquiry too.) 18. irishejit: Welcome aboard! And cheers for the support. 21. Frederick_S_Kitty: Yes, fair point. I have added a couple of quote marks just for you! Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:20:44 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=27#comment23 hihihi Hilarious... You didn't answer my weirdo question however, so I suppose the answer is no. It could have started a discussion on where blokes met their missus, but I guess all the huffing and puffing will have to continue. Have a good week end sir. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:14:16 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=26#comment22 14. Collie21: Afternoon Collie! I love doing these blogs - in Quotes of the Week everyone was banging on about gates and I guarantee the majority of comments on this one will be about the weather! Thing is, Fish has stated he was not on duty that night, claiming it was Bill Giles - yet the only footage available is the one linked to in the opening line with Fish talking about the hurricane. He insists he was actually talking about a hurricane in the US and in the BBC piece I linked to in the second par he says it is not his, but the nation's collective memory that is failing. Personally I think it's all a storm in a teacup. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:11:19 GMT+1 Bart_E_Slartfast http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=25#comment21 Good blog as usual, thanks. But."He's a good manager but he looks like a dustbin man." (reported quote)is not the same as 'Liam calls Fergie a dustbin man'. (link on main sports page)although some may think I'm nit-picking. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:11:03 GMT+1 irishejit http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=23#comment20 This post has been Removed Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:09:52 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=22#comment19 Where did you sleep? Don't suppose that storm had anything to do with you getting married did it? Just a hunch. I get the impression Fergie is big softie really, I would have him around to my house for a few jars anytime. Hodgson too, but I can't think of many others really I would want to have a chat with. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:05:39 GMT+1 Storm of Swords http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=21#comment18 Garry Cook is easily the biggest idiot in football at the moment. He'll lose his job before City win any silverware, that's a guarantee. Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:05:23 GMT+1 irishejit http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=20#comment17 First time poster here, great blog as always Chris, never felt the need to comment before but @#1 &#7....lighten up you two....who cares if it was a hurricane, wind or even a gentle zephyr!!! You're missing the whole point of the joke.....spend less time nit picking like a school teacher with a red pen and i guarantee you'll enjoy the blogs far more.... keep up the good work Chris Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:04:27 GMT+1 jurynow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=19#comment16 Chris, I am far from being a meteorologist as well, in fact I am sat in an office for a company that services lorries - it's just what i've heard! But it seems to be gospel these days that it was a hurricane - I just feel sorry for poor old Mr Fish!Did you make it to the convention in the end & was it worth the effort?? Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:00:50 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=17#comment15 collie,I think the answers you're looking for are..1.yes2.yes Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:00:30 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=16#comment14 Is Fergie a really nasty man or are loud mouthed insecure kids just really jealous? I am just wondering! Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:57:56 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=15#comment13 1. At 2:56pm on 29 Jan 2010, dentressangle wrote:That's a really lazy and inaccurate opening line that doesn't make me want to read the rest of the blog. Does Mr. Charles not know that the Michael Fish quote actually refers to Hurricaine Floyd, which was set to hit Florida, and not the storm that hit the UK?--------------------------------------------------------------------------Actually you couldn't be more wrong. I have seen documentaries since showing the 100s of trees knocked over and some dodgy excuses from Fish. Wierd. I was going to call you a complete wally but some other people here seem to agree with you. In fact I just looked it up on the wiki, it's offical you are a plonker extraordinare,,,heres what they said, "He became a subject of infamy in the wake of the Great Storm of 1987; a few hours before the storm broke, on 15 October 1987, he said during a forecast: "Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way... well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't!". That evening, the worst storm to hit South East England since 1703 caused record damages and killed 18 people." Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:57:05 GMT+1 David Rolls http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=14#comment12 Who cares about Man City, The Gallaghers, or Sir Fergy.When is the next Chelsea or AC Milan blog??? Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:44:02 GMT+1 Rovers Return - HKR AWAY DAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=13#comment11 "That's a really lazy and inaccurate opening line that doesn't make me want to read the rest of the blog. Does Mr. Charles not know that the Michael Fish quote actually refers to Hurricaine Floyd, which was set to hit Florida, and not the storm that hit the UK?"Does it matter you grumpy old fool? This is satire, get a dictionary out and ebay yourself a sense of humour!Good blog Chris, that Gary Cook is a wierd one - he looks like a smug Mark Hughes in that photo. Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:39:48 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=11#comment10 7. jurynow: I'm not a meteorologist so am not in a position to argue, but always thought it was referred to as a hurricane. On that very night me and my mate were on a bus heading down to a caravan park in Weymouth for a rockabilly music convention. The bus was nearly blown off the road and we finally arrived to discover our caravan had blown into the sea. Which was nice. Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:38:23 GMT+1 Rod-the-Fierce http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=10#comment9 The storm that hit in 1987 wasn't even a hurricane either, its amazing how people have seemed to forget/ignore this. Anyway as a United fan I had a pretty good week despite the ever-increasing debt hovering above us that will eventually come to a head. I think the mechanisms in place for someone buying a football club need to be reviewed and changed. There should be a house of lords type set up where nothing can be allowed unless the top wigs thinks its good for the club. Because in the case of United this should never have been allowed to go through, from day one its been destined to go belly up. In terms of Man City I'm not sure the team they have at the minute is good enough collectively to win anything. They basically need a whole new defence get rid of surplus players like Santa Cruz and/or Bellamy. Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:32:23 GMT+1 JacksinBuxton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=9#comment8 Ahoy Chris.I realise it was a bit late for you to insert(!) this in,but a real highlight this morning was Federer against T'Songa.The media band waggon is certainly a'rollin behind Murray.And we once again conceeded a goal in Fergie time,this time to the Baggies(Boing).I blame Roy K***e.He's a janner... Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:32:23 GMT+1 ted http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=8#comment7 Ferguson looks like a DUSTBIN MAN!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT --PRICELESS LIAM GALLAGHER IS A TRUE BLUE.On the same subject I can recall a sit com on TV in the late 60s called THE DUSTBIN MEN and one of the actors used to shout on air "COLIN PIGGIN BELL" and wore the city colours on set.... yes yes yes I LIKE IT FERGUSON THE DUSTBIN MAN ha ha ha ha ha ha Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:31:57 GMT+1 jurynow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=7#comment6 Re #1 - Yup i'm with you on that one. We never did get that hurricane, what we got was hurricane speed winds which, in meteorological circles, are two very different things. Poor Mr Fish, people seem to like to avoid the facts on that one and have a go at him just for the halibut..... Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:24:43 GMT+1 Chris Charles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=5#comment5 1. dentressangle: Crikey, I must have been away with the fairies these past few years - I never realised Mr Fish had denied it (Although it's still his word against several million others who are convinced the broadcast was related to the UK hurricane.) Anyway, I've amended the second par to reflect this and put a link to a story giving his version. 2. LooneyToonDefense: Now that is funny! Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:16:19 GMT+1 Feed The Goat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=4#comment4 I think the biggest joke of the week is the fact that City have given up and let Robinho go for 6 months. We've conceded defeat.Loved the Everton joke - very funny! Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:15:50 GMT+1 Chucky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=3#comment3 lol, good blog. Liam Gallagher is a moron, all us mancs shudder whenever he opens his mouth -- he wants one of those scarfs, lol -- it is just a normal scarf tied different.As a United fan I hope City keep faith with cook; he is a lemon! Other than bringing in Mancini, who unfortunetly looks a decent manager, he has been a hinderance.As any United fan will tell you, a good MG needs to be silent, absent and posses the ability to siphon off millions for himself in the form of worthless bonds! Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:04:06 GMT+1 GINOLLLLA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=2#comment2 Always a good read Chris! Good luck against the Iron! Your boys look like they need it, and why are Rangers losing so many players? Shocking turn of events, but once again, hardly surprising with the R's!oh and loved the "joke" about Everton/Birmingham... what a coincedence, eh?1# do you really give two hoots?2# shocking really, apparently it actually caused laughs from the magistrates Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:02:21 GMT+1 LooneyToonDefense http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=1#comment1 Surely another contender for joke of the week is Cashley Cole asking for 21 days to pay his speeding charges Fri 29 Jan 2010 14:59:18 GMT+1 Dave Winter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2010/01/review_of_the_week_53.html?page=0#comment0 That's a really lazy and inaccurate opening line that doesn't make me want to read the rest of the blog. Does Mr. Charles not know that the Michael Fish quote actually refers to Hurricaine Floyd, which was set to hit Florida, and not the storm that hit the UK? Fri 29 Jan 2010 14:56:39 GMT+1