Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 03 Sep 2015 17:53:36 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Rob_OffThePost Hello all,Just spotted the Off The Post controversy and thought I'd better respond.First of all, thanks chuchugaga. It's good to know OTP has a growing legion of fans looking out for our interests!But I would also like to defend Mr Charles. Yes, very occasionally he might spot something on OTP and not credit us, but usually if he has used OTP in any capacity there is at least one link to us in his blog.He has been very good to the site and while several mainstream media outlets now pick up content from us, I know that Chris has been a regular reader from the outset.Keep up the good work, Chris.RobEditor, Tue 31 Mar 2009 14:18:24 GMT+1 gringo Loco The Three Rs. you just KNOW they will be singing soul songs !!They'd be known everywhere as "The Three R-soul singers" Now the BBC should be paying you!Almost 30 yrs ago, we had a dummie of the week, who had to wear a baby's dummie round his neck, until the next dummie won it.SAF has been very successful over the last 20+ yrs, domesticly, but so he should have been with the wealth than MUFC have alweays had. But only 2 European championships, is not really successful. Sun 29 Mar 2009 23:59:52 GMT+1 Valderramas_boots Forget Robbo.Your the real deal Mr.Charles. Sun 29 Mar 2009 01:23:08 GMT+1 The-casual-bystander The paper quoted him as saying: "Somebody mentioned to me a few years ago that it would be a great idea if we made a band called The Three Rs. I loved the idea, it was so funny. I'll mention it to them when I retire, we might even have a No 1.__________________________________________________The Three Rs. you just KNOW they will be singing soul songs !!They'd be known everywhere as "The Three R-soul singers" Sat 28 Mar 2009 12:09:38 GMT+1 Chris Charles 31. Samwell2804: Cruel?! I have to confess I used a bit of poetic licence there - I may suggest putting on Daddy telly but the histrionics that follow are just not worth me following through with it. I'd also like to mention that as I sit here typing, I'm looking after baby daughter No 2 while Nancy and her mum are swanning around Disneyland Paris with a friend and her daughter. I did mention to Nancy that she might be upset I wasn't coming with them, but she haughtily replied: "No, Daddy, it's girls only." Charming.32. Grono0607: Cheers old bean. Yes, I took a punt on the Killers lyric twist, hoping that you, dear readers, may be familiar with their work. I must say it all fell into place with Villa tailing off in February - March wouldn't quite have scanned so well! 35. redandblackT1899?: Welcome back R&B! Before I had my unscheduled break, Review of the Week was coming out on Tuesdays, with Quotes of the Week the following day. However, ROTW has slipped back to Thursdays for the first couple of weeks as I struggle to come up with faintly amusing lines (some may suggest if I left it until the 12th of Never I still wouldn't achieve that last objective). I will endeavour to get it back to the old routine, although it maybe that they rotate between Tuesday and Wednesday. Which day would you prefer, as a matter of interest? Fri 27 Mar 2009 16:57:02 GMT+1 redandblackT-Save 606 'Is there'I meant! Fri 27 Mar 2009 15:34:35 GMT+1 redandblackT-Save 606 Good blog this week CC keep it up.Also there there a particular day this,and quotes of the week,comes out or its any time during the week? Fri 27 Mar 2009 15:33:38 GMT+1 HonestDeclanLFC In response to No.20 i in no way whatsoever doubt Fergusons ability as a manager as he truely is one of the worlds greatest. What he has over Rafa is that he has been a manager for sooooo long so therefore it would be impossible for Rafa to have achieved his success so far! Also Ferguson was in charge of a Manchester United team that had simply some of the greatest Premiership players of all time and i think we can safely say Rafa does not have that to fall back on.Rafa works with nothing short of a medicore squad with 2 or maybe 3 if your stretching it World class players and so relies on his own tactical ability in games against teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and so on to help his team prevail and if im not very much mistaken Rafa was without one of his best players so far this season, Alonso, and without his first choice right back, Arbeloa, and yet with Carra filling in at right back and one of the most publicly criticised Brazilians of all time Lucas standing in for Alonso Rafa's team somehow won what was it? oh yes 4-1 at Old Trafford against the great Ferguson!YNWA Fri 27 Mar 2009 13:20:54 GMT+1 philtoon82 although Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes took it a little too literally and both ended up in an early bath. Let's hope Carlton Palmer didn't pop up to surprise them...... loving this bit!!!and anfield81returns - love the rab c nesbitt comment aswell!!Happy fridays!!a Fri 27 Mar 2009 12:19:47 GMT+1 Grono0607 love the Killers part had me chuckling poor old Villa Fri 27 Mar 2009 11:51:10 GMT+1 Samwell2804 Ah Mr Charles, good to be back and keeping us all entertained with ur slane on the weeks events?! hahaGood Stuff as usual!although u are a cruel man.............. "daddy telly" ......have you no sympathy for your daughter?! im sure u enjoy her programs really and know all the charaters and words to their songs?! hahaha Fri 27 Mar 2009 11:17:21 GMT+1 Chris Charles 18. zamalek88: Cheers ears - although I disagree about Robbo. I think he's a top-drawer blogger and well out of my league. 20. HonestDeclanLFC: It's fair to Rafa's probably not going to get an invite to come round to Sir Alex's for tea, but can't really see the United boss being jealous. Love him or loathe him, he's had an incredible record over these past 20 years or so and Rafa has a way to go to emulate him in terms of trophies. But if there was a Frank Sinatra song to describe their relationship, it would probably be You Get Right Under My Skin (or whatever it's called). 21.chuchugaga: Yes, normally stick in a credit for the videos if they come from elsewhere - that was an oversight on my part. But linked straight to the OTP site from the dress story, plus another in my last reply to you. As already explained, a lot of the stuff on that and other football blogs (including this one) is not original content - in that the stories have surfaced elsewhere. The David James stuff was all over the papers at the time, for instance. What we do is put our own spin and comment on them and then wait for the users to rate or slate us! 22.CarefreeCoors: Can't say I've seen the new Chelsea jersey, although as a QPR fan I've never been that fond of any Chelsea jersey! That said, I don't have a deep inbred hatred like some of my fellow fans and was actually quite annoyed when the Tinkerman and Scolari were in charge as I liked them both and wanted them to see them stop in England, which would have meant them winning countless trophies with Chelsea. Thankfully I haven't warmed to Hiddink in the same way! Fri 27 Mar 2009 10:44:34 GMT+1 BCChris Chimney you are spot on mate. At the beginning of the season when Liverpool had taken quite a tasty lead at the top, i was thinking, yeh it would be nice to change it up and have Liverpool win the league, but now i am finding their fans so arrogant and smug about the fact that they beat Man Utd, that i have now done a u-turn on my prefference of the title winners. Id even rather Chelsea won it than Liverpool Fri 27 Mar 2009 09:53:15 GMT+1 M Liverpool fans are quick to forget that Liverpool themselves threw away a very sizeable lead just a few months ago and have now managed to turn it around again. There's nothing stopping Manchester United doing the same thing. Fri 27 Mar 2009 09:23:24 GMT+1 thepukingbudgie On similar lines to the blog and previous comments. I played for a cricket team that had two types of "fine":1. A TFC (Thanks for Coming) pink tee shirt, that was presented after a game and had to be worn in the club bar until allowed to remove. This was awrded for example: after dropping 3 dolly catches, getting a first ball and then fielding at third man all afternoon, taking 0 for 60 bowling etc. you get the drift and also,2. Frock of the day, which was awarded to someone who during the game had a bit of a tantrum either: with himself leading to excessive sulking i.e. after being removed from bowling or sent down the batting order etc., the opposition, or more usually, his own team mates for dropping a catch or poor fielding etc.Unfortunately, the TFC was banned after a season or two as it was seen to cause resentment because the same players were often receiving it week after week but still keeping their places on the first team!! Fri 27 Mar 2009 09:19:13 GMT+1 BCChris #20"Rafa can out think Ferguson in every aspect of the game as he is simply thee best tactician in european and world football and no one comes close not even the man from Glasgow. Do you think there may be some jealousy there Chris?"That comment is PURE jokes... Yes im sure Fergie is jealous of Rafa.. In the same way that Richard Branson is jealous of Peter Jones.What a complete muppet! What on earth goes on in that crazy brain of yours? Id love to spend the day there, it would be bliss living in a surreal world for a while.. See for the time being im stuck in a world where Fergie is undoubtedly the most successful manager in the world, proven by a lengthy career in a game that he has given so much to. Someone who has nurtured and brought through some of the greatest talents of the game including David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan giggs.But yeh your world sounds fun.. where Fergie is jealous of Rafa.. Love it Fri 27 Mar 2009 08:52:30 GMT+1 wedontknowfootball "Missing: 7 point lead and +11 goal difference advantage. Last seen 8 days ago. If found please return to A Ferguson, Old Trafford, Manchester."hilarious blog, by far the best blogger here. love it.' Fri 27 Mar 2009 05:02:45 GMT+1 redforever Nice blog. Funny. Not as funny as reading between the lines of all the Man Utd fans making jokes about how happy they are that Rafa signed on the dotted!Dont worry children, you wont have to keep your fingers crossed for long. The Prem and the CL will be heading for Anfield in May, and by December he will deliver the World Championship.... Fri 27 Mar 2009 02:36:07 GMT+1 tarquin Urgh thanks a lot for that link to Fergie's chat with Alastair CampbellAlmost as much propaganda coming out of his mouth as there is coming out of Campbell's backside Fri 27 Mar 2009 00:11:21 GMT+1 CarefreeCoors Love your work Chris.On the subject of football outfits, have you seen the proposed new Chelsea jersey? Horrendous. I would probably prefer Jairo's dress.Come to think of it, I'd prefer the dress to the new England jersey as well. At least the dress would be somewhat affordable and wouldn't change in design ever so slightly every few games.Even if it did change, this wouldn't be seen as justification for a massive price mark-up. I despair Chris, I really do. Fri 27 Mar 2009 00:05:41 GMT+1 chuchugaga I've been religiously following OTP for a while and I saw most of it was repeated here, down to the Robin Reliant link. Fair to say, I don't live in Britain so I don't know what the papers and wires say, OTP is my only source for that. But still - no video credits like you used to for OTP and Pies before that? Maybe I'm just being over-protective. Thu 26 Mar 2009 23:29:24 GMT+1 HonestDeclanLFC Great blog once again Chris! :)The question that was put to Ferguson was enevitably going to result in an answer that did not have Rafa in it and i for one see this a slight indication of a certain bit jealousy and envy that ferguson has towards Rafa, not dislike as many may think. Rafa can out think Ferguson in every aspect of the game as he is simply thee best tactician in european and world football and no one comes close not even the man from Glasgow. Do you think there may be some jealousy there Chris?I think its a great idea the whole dress wearing thing which the Brazillian lad Jairo had to go through. It should be introduced by the Premiership managers as a way of sorting out their "star" players who just dont perform (*cough*Robinho) or those who just simply let themselves and their clubs down with stupid antics (*cough* ashley cole). Wouldnt you just love to see Wayne Rooney being made to run around in a pink dress! That would cut out his childish tantrums im sure!YNWA! Thu 26 Mar 2009 20:59:54 GMT+1 AndyWilts My local team, Westbury Utd of the Toolstation Western League (non-league football is the best!) have a 'Prat Of The Week' outfit which is a frilly white ladies' dress.One of the players/management get the privelege (*cough*) of wearing it after each match if they're deemed to be the 'prat of the day'.Most recent have been the 1st Team Manager for comments made about losing the match when we were 5-1 up, and the goalkeeper - who for some reason had to turn up for a match wearing it and I thought should have kept it on during the match seeing as it wouldn't have been a colour clash lol.It's all good team banter. Thu 26 Mar 2009 20:36:09 GMT+1 zamalek88 Great blog. And it's actually funny, unlike that drivel which Robbo peddles. Keep it up Thu 26 Mar 2009 19:40:22 GMT+1 Red_Sam_ThisYearHonest! The panic racing around the McFandom is a joy to behold. Thu 26 Mar 2009 18:17:15 GMT+1 anfield81returns jw2034: Well in less than 5 Years of Rafa's "inspired" management he's won the FA Cup, the Champions League, the Super Cup & the Charity Shield and Fergie won is his first 5 Rab C Nesbitt look-a-like competition maybe?Anyhow it's nice to see the Race become a little exciting again, thanks for the capitulation Fergie! Who's cracking up again? Thu 26 Mar 2009 17:41:31 GMT+1 Red_Sam_ThisYearHonest! "all of the red half of manchester is with you rafa"By which he means, of course, Surrey.(You have seen your recent utter implosion, haven't you?) Thu 26 Mar 2009 17:12:13 GMT+1 jw2034 'I hope it is for 10 years, no, make that 20 years!'rafa, hasnt got the hang of english accents yet. the man who said the above rafa - mancunian, repeat, mancunian accent right. all of the red half of manchester is with you rafa. we want 30 years of your inspired management! Thu 26 Mar 2009 17:06:53 GMT+1 boomshakalak Chris - I can't agree more with your 4 year old daughter - Charlie and Lola is without doubt the best thing on TV at the moment, neh probably ever. me and my 2 daughters watch it religiously everynight... brilliant - I have always thought that Rafa flag is quality. if anyone knows whose it is buy them a drink and send me the bill Thu 26 Mar 2009 16:43:40 GMT+1 G_is_God great post, keep it up. Thu 26 Mar 2009 16:27:18 GMT+1 Chris Charles 5. BCChris: Yes, he does look rather fetching in the dress. Would like to see that introduced over here - would love to see Christopher Samba try and squeeze into it. 8. Yes, if you get anyway near the remote control between the hours of six and seven, my dear daughter is likely to go ballistic. Her and her mum are off to Disneyland for the weekend, leving me in charge of the box - heaven.10. Chuchugaga: Ooh, harsh! I did see the Brazilian dress story on the excellent Off The Post and linked to it accordingly. And the videos were taken from there. But they, like me, source their stories from the newpspapers, wires, other sites etc and then mould them into their own style, so we're bound to have some duplicates. Thu 26 Mar 2009 16:09:10 GMT+1 chuchugaga Aw come on Chris, whole thing's been taken from Off The Post! Atleast credit them like you used to after the YouTube links. Thu 26 Mar 2009 15:40:12 GMT+1 Chris Charles 1. Gianfranco_Cando: Steady on, son - glad you liked it but surely not worth risking your career over, especially in the 'Current Climate'.(TM)2.Diem: Oops, should have got that one right, given that was the night my Liverpool-supporting girlfriend switched over to the Chelsea Flower Show at half-time - unable to take any more. I protested that I wanted to see the game, so she sent me to the pub - result. Three Liverpool goals later and she rang to tell me to come back, but I explained all the goals had been scored while I was out of the house and I didn't want to jinx it, so I stayed in the boozer till the end, which frankly was a right touch. Thu 26 Mar 2009 15:17:20 GMT+1 neiltheblogger An excellent piece that I must say I could relate to on many levels. The Charlie & Lola comment was quite apt!Great comment from Red_Sam_ThisYearHonest! about Wayne throwing his toys out of the pram! He's lucky its Capello giving him an earful instead of the late, great Brian Clough. He would have taken one look at Wayne Rooney and had enough material in his locker to keep him in line for the rest of his career! Thu 26 Mar 2009 15:13:05 GMT+1 icetorresisgod Just wanted to let you know great post, after his recent loss of form have you nicked Robbo's scriptwriter? Thu 26 Mar 2009 15:07:52 GMT+1 Red_Sam_ThisYearHonest! This post has been Removed Thu 26 Mar 2009 15:00:32 GMT+1 BCChris Excellent stuff as allways Chris, been another busy week in the world of football.Oh and is it just me, or does Jairo pull the whole... 'wearing a dress at football look' too comfortably to be normal? Thu 26 Mar 2009 14:31:15 GMT+1 Faithfulred The 'that night in Moskow' link led me back in time, and all the memories came flooding back. I have to thank you for that alone. Thu 26 Mar 2009 14:25:23 GMT+1 Wilo Great blog as usual - a few other bloggers on BBC Sport could learn a thing or two about how to write from Mr. Charles.Thanks, keep 'em coming! Thu 26 Mar 2009 14:23:01 GMT+1 Diem "Xabi Alonso knows all about penalties".... Moscow, Istanbul, what's the difference...? Thu 26 Mar 2009 13:58:17 GMT+1 Gianfranco_Cando "Four candles in the wind" - i laughed so hard i nearly lost my job!Quality... Thu 26 Mar 2009 13:40:31 GMT+1