Comments for en-gb 30 Tue 23 Sep 2014 02:52:36 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at collie21 I just don't see who would pay to live in luxury flats called Gerrardsville, or Stevie Block B............ugh! Sun 14 Dec 2008 19:36:14 GMT+1 arnoldric I will miss him Sat 13 Dec 2008 09:04:54 GMT+1 Haruki this comment does not have to do with this article, but i wanted to comment on lawrenson's predictions for this week. more specifically the part where he mentions how Sunderland's supporters will be heartened since they saw their team "have a go" at Old Trafford last week.They defended bravely, stuck to the plan...but "have a go" they most certainly did not. In fact, the last time a saw a team so defensive from beginning to end was when Canada beat Mexico to win the Gold Cup a while back (even though thats meaningless to most of you...Mexico is good, and Canada is not, and didn't venture out of their half for nearly the whole game, except to nick the winner, no doubt Sunderland's inspiration for last week. Fri 12 Dec 2008 16:28:15 GMT+1 King-Dion Another good blog. It takes a lot of talent to write about very little, make it last and keep it amusing. But you succeeded again. A blog a day keeps the boredom away! Cheers. Fri 12 Dec 2008 12:38:38 GMT+1 Wedjwants Great blog Chris, always good for a laugh! Looking forward to next weeks, keep it up Fri 12 Dec 2008 09:19:29 GMT+1 popperaccio Chris:yeah, i know you wasn't doing him a disservice. But it's the measure of the man that he'd rather keep his head down and work on his game than entertain the thought of writing a book on a story that hasn't even finished.I agree Ashbee's book might not be as entertaining as others. I bought Carra's book for my housemate's birthday and he's rolling all over the place with laughter.Sheeptest:I was kind of implying it would only be of interest to Tigers fans and those with a football historian type interest... Sorry, i've just read my initial comment back and see how you may have interpreted it in the way you did. Thu 11 Dec 2008 18:26:03 GMT+1 sheeptest #27 Ian Ashbee's book 'would easily shift 50,000 copies in Hull alone.'Wow just think how many it's going to sell in the rest of the UK then! I'll be sure to arrive early when the book signing tour hits Aberdeen. Terrible blog as always Chris, I'll be sending the money I should have spent on my license fee to Ben Dirs instead. Don't tell the inspectors my address! Thu 11 Dec 2008 17:21:34 GMT+1 bandanaboy class as always Chris My events of the year Robinho signing by accident for man city and the rest of the man city saga,including Ireland being there best player despite the money available.Spurs trying to be the new Leeds but ol Harry turning it and Bent around.the failure of berbs and keane after leaving Spurs and hopefully the December flood of Keane goals.the Keane saga at Sunderland.the first all premiership CL final and that terry miss.Ronaldo trying to leave/blackmail Utd.The return of Keegan to newcastle his inevitable walking out,the cockney mafia and Kinnear turning the air blue.that should start you off Thu 11 Dec 2008 16:45:03 GMT+1 rl A very good read as always.In your end of year review make sure you don't leave out the turmoil at Newcastle, which all started when Mike Ashley downed a pint in the top box at Arsenal, wearing his "King Kev" replica shirt.... classic. Thu 11 Dec 2008 03:31:25 GMT+1 The_Toonster Great stuff as usual. Can you take over from McNulty please? Wed 10 Dec 2008 20:31:57 GMT+1 NEARPOSTHEADER Please, I implore you all, can we put an end to this grammatical faux pas:The contraction of 'you are' is 'you're' not 'your'!!'Your' is the 3rd person possessive adjective....alwight?? Wed 10 Dec 2008 19:36:40 GMT+1 AlanGreen1234 reading this blogs a waste of time as per usual. this time its predominantly about beards, and making 'jokes' about them - don't quit your day job, oh yeah thats a waste of time too isnt it. Wed 10 Dec 2008 19:25:41 GMT+1 idoitforfootball you are a funny bloke! hows that keane prediction. off cousrse he reads your blog! And what the hell are they doing hiring Ramos? is this a joke? if you cant manage Darren Bent, how you going to manage Raul... Wed 10 Dec 2008 18:23:25 GMT+1 Liverpool Andy pinnicleoffruit, it's because he seemed like a down to earth guy who caught the bus with us 'normal peasents' but we now though that wasn't the reason he caught the bus. Wed 10 Dec 2008 17:55:52 GMT+1 rs "Meanwhile, Manchester City striker Jo shattered the feel-good factor caused by team-mate Robinho and that trip on the bus. "It's because he hasn't learned how to drive on the left-hand side of the road yet," said the Brazilian.!"???????????????????????????????????How does this make any sense? What is because he hasnt learned to drive on the left hand side? Why would that shatter the feel good factor? Was he driving the bus? Whats its got to do with anything about driving, playing or anything!!!Id just like someone to explain this statement Wed 10 Dec 2008 17:52:58 GMT+1 Liverpool Andy Got to agree Carra's book would take some beating but then the last autobiography I read before that was Gerrard's!You'll have to put something about Derby County in the yearly review!Portsmouth winning cup, and of course the tedious Ronaldo to Madrid saga which we'll no doubt experience again next year!Good Blog though anyway as ever! Wed 10 Dec 2008 17:13:07 GMT+1 Richard Carragher's book should win the Booker prize, what with it being fiction. Wed 10 Dec 2008 16:59:00 GMT+1 kevthered83 dont forget Readings goal against Watford that never went in, for your review of the year! Wed 10 Dec 2008 16:11:42 GMT+1 Chris Charles 22. redandblackT1899: Yep, the camera doesn't lie - some of us are jnust born ugly. 27. popperacio: Re Ashbee, I wasn't putting the bloke down - just agreeing with him that there probably are more interesting people in the world. Fact is, his story's probably a lot more entertaining than, say, Ashley Cole's. Think Jamie Carragher's book will take some beating for football autobiography of the year mind. Wed 10 Dec 2008 16:09:42 GMT+1 popperaccio re #21 Don't do yourself down Chris. I'd take your blog over McNulty's or Robbo's any day of the week.Although you say about Ashbee... I disagree. Ashebee's story would be the most comprehensive recent of history of Hull City and it would easily shift 50,000 copies in Hull alone.He's seen, all the managers, played at Bo'fer' 'ark (the lights lighting the letters kept going out and not being replaced) kept improving as a player despite people saying every season that he'd get found out after every promotion. And did all that and overcame a crippling injury!Ok, it might not appeal to the wider audience in terms of celeb auto biographies, but in terms of football I think his story is of immense interest. Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:42:09 GMT+1 bushfighter big story of the year - rotherhan, luton and bournemouth all start in the minus sparking a relegation battle even before the first whistle had been blown. Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:35:19 GMT+1 Javelin Sam i actually think his.."the groundsman went on strike so he used his beard to paint the lines" beard should win beard of the year. I heard that his beard was so big that it got sent to the stands for refusing to stay inside the technical box...thanks i'll be here all week.. Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:34:31 GMT+1 Bearded Shrimper what a shame it is that another beard is lost too us. too much metrosexuality business for me, beards all the way Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:25:51 GMT+1 Javelin Sam If you want funny football banter you should read the "get it off your text" in the sports pages of the London Lite.. that should give you plenty of ammunition for a good blog!aparently west ham are a bigger team than Spurs despite not winning anything for 20 odd years. Spurs are better than all the other london teams..especially Arsenal because.. what have they won in the last 5 or so years?? and everyone is better than Chelsea..surely?!?!You could do a piece on the new calamity keeper that is Gomes.. If only the Tottenahm scouts had watched the compilation videos of his best and more notable worst pieces of form from his time at PSV which can be found on YouTube Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:21:30 GMT+1 redandblackT-Save 606 i see you've change your mug shot and lost your facial hair.You actually look worse now we get to see your face.Good blog though! Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:20:44 GMT+1 Chris Charles 19. tinyMagicDragon: Cripes, you've almost done it for me (sorry worst_firm_ in_ the_world). Another fan of the better half eh? You'll also no doubt be pleased to hear she's a supporter of the mighty Reds - I face a constant battle to keep my three-year-old toeing the QPR party line while her mother's team sit top of the pile.20. gunner-do-you-all: That's the politest telling-off I've received in yonks. Agree - Eboue and Drogba were arguably bigger issues but my brief is to look at the more light-hearted stories and leave the serious stuff to the big-hitters like Mr McNulty, who's far better at it than I am. For the record, I thought the booing was wrong - and I suspect when some of the fans dishing it out take another look at Eboue's haunted face as he left the pitch they might be regretting it. Wed 10 Dec 2008 15:15:43 GMT+1 Gunner Do you All Don't mean to be a hater but you could of wrote a better article on the weeks goings on! What about Eboue and the booing? Drogbas on going issues with Chelsea?Zola and Inces immenant departures and how the new breed of managers seemingly not being able to hold their jobs down or their teams up! What about Harry's return to West Ham or even (going back on myself abit) Inces comments on him and Keanes silent assassins who are plotting their downfall!Nice article for an easy read but you have the opportunity to really report on some true up to date stories so please next time use the tax payers money and really look at the real issues not just the funny things! Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:57:47 GMT+1 tinyMagicDragon Nice blog Chris (I'll make you feel more at home by adding some destructive criticism later).Review of the year will be marvellous I'm sure. The big four don't win the domestic Cups, John Terry can't take a penalty, Manchester City/Robinho/Mark Hughes, honestly you could do a blog just on Man City. Hull City!!! William Gallas goes mental, and Spurs implode. I'm not even trying.But seriously, it's been quite a year, for all sports and football is no exception. Let's just hope next year you can blog on Liverpool finally breaking that 19 year duck!!Mrs Chris, we are waiting with bated breath for your input, I can't wait. Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:53:42 GMT+1 Worst_Firm_In_The_World I've been asked to do a review of the year, so if anyone can remember any crazy stuff that's gone in football since January I'd be much obliged---------------------------------------------------Lazy get! Do your own work.Seriously, I enjoy the blog and look forward to your annual review... plagiarized though it may be. Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:53:12 GMT+1 Chris Charles 14. BCChris: Man City, of course. Got to try and make the whole thing reasonably amusing as well - might have my work cut out with old Crumpy, though! Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:48:01 GMT+1 Chris Charles 16. Not to mention the scrum. Ahem. Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:41:22 GMT+1 Chris Charles 12. crumpy31 - see, I knew it was all going too well! On a scale of 1-10, how sad am I? Ooh, at least 12. Fair enough, though, it'd be boring if we all enjoyed the same things - my girlfriend, for instance, thinks I'm insane to attempt to buy Specials tickets for both dates at Brixton when they go on sale tomorrow. However, having agreed to spend less than a fiver on one another's Christmas presents, I now have the necessary funds to compete in the srcum - result. As for Keano, top player, wonderfully dry sense of humour and as I said in last week's blog (before he got the old heave-ho), the Premier League will be a much duller place without him. Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:40:24 GMT+1 BCChris #12Obviously read the first paragraph and gave up? Go back to reading the hungry caterpillar if more than 4 lines is too much for you.And as for a year review, the biggest and most obvious thing that sticks out in my mind, has to be the takeover of Manchester City... thats pretty much the biggest thing that happened this year right? Nothing else realy sticks out... bits and bobs. The Spurs saga?Cor youve got a tough job on there mate, good luck with that one Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:39:21 GMT+1 SaintOne To # 12 CrumpySays the person commenting on the blog in the middle of the afternoon, rather than getting a life and a job!O wait what am I doing :( Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:39:10 GMT+1 crumpy31 you must be joking.. how sad is this person? they pay you to write this rubbish? listen! your writing about roy keanes facial stubble!! have you litterally got nothing better to do with your time? man you must be struggling.. keanos a god.. your a dog.. get a life pal. Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:24:51 GMT+1 Chris Charles 9. Ceannair - Baldrick's bridesmaid - what a cracker of a lookie-likey! Wish I'd thought of that. Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:14:55 GMT+1 Ceannair Or "relieved" even, takes yer pick! Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:13:18 GMT+1 Ceannair Ah well, whilst part of me is thoroughly received the beard has gone (like putting a filthy dropcloth over the Venus de Milo!), it has rather spoiled the fun of being able to do the Baldrick/Bridesmaid joke! Wed 10 Dec 2008 14:13:00 GMT+1 Chris Charles Thanks guys for the positive comments thus far (give it time). As my old boss used to say, this week was very much an attempt to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear - and what a marvellous saying that is.Knew there would be support for the other half's comments on here - I'm trying to avoid her catching this week's blog in case she follows up on her threats!6. GOOD1878 - Off for Christmas already? Blimey, where do you work?! Season's greetings to you and everyone else, although I've got a couple of blogs left in me before the festivities get under way. In fact I've been asked to do a review of the year, so if anyone can remember any crazy stuff that's gone in football since January I'd be much obliged. Cheers, Chris. Wed 10 Dec 2008 13:56:51 GMT+1 Armchair Dave Yeah nice read as ever. Although I heard the Portsmouth players (on European night) were forced to slum it in a Holiday Inn (like the rest of us). Did anyone hear if that was true? And if so, did Crouchy need a special bed? I wonder if any of the used the Corby trouser press... Wed 10 Dec 2008 13:51:07 GMT+1 Zulu Warrior Nice take on a thin week Chris. As I'm off for the holiday period, may I be the first to wish you and your followers a Happy Christmas and a blogging good New Year. Wed 10 Dec 2008 13:21:28 GMT+1 BCChris Considering there hasnt been a great deal of interesting news this week, i wasnt realy expecting much of this blog this week, but again youve added your own little touches to otherwise a mundane week of news and made it thoroughly amusing.Nice work Chris, keep it up Wed 10 Dec 2008 13:17:21 GMT+1 scottsewell This post has been Removed Wed 10 Dec 2008 12:44:45 GMT+1 ChelseaSaffer yor bra u kak funny. excellent article Wed 10 Dec 2008 12:12:38 GMT+1 Ant1979 Agree - very funny blog!I miss Roy's beard though, give it time and you will too... Wed 10 Dec 2008 11:38:02 GMT+1 boomshakalak great blog Chris - very funny this week... I for one would welcome your girlfriends contribution on here! Wed 10 Dec 2008 11:15:18 GMT+1