Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html en-gb 30 Mon 28 Jul 2014 09:33:09 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html bravesophia001 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=99#comment102 I am an open-mineded single girl and I love sports. I want to end my single life by meeting a guy who likes sports too. Let's mingle at the club (((((==== Mixed mingle.c o m====))))where love is color blind.(sexysophia there) Thu 31 Jul 2008 13:24:31 GMT+1 godthelad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=98#comment101 In response to CovCityConor (Comment 93), to be honest with you I did take the comment “Some very dedicated City fans ('dedicated' is code for 'should be put in touch with medical authorities')” slightly to heart and make no apologies for that. Like I said I have been in touch with “medical authorities” all my life and this has nothing to do with the fact that I am a dedicated Manchester City supporter. As it happens I am physically disabled.I will be honest and say that I cannot compare this article to Robbo’s other posts because this is the first one I have ever read. I just caught the headline, saw that it was City related and read it. Perhaps I might be better not reading his posts in future, at least until I find my sense of humour lol!!! I stand corrected on accusing Robbo of being a Man Utd fan, and apologise for making that assertion.And in response to chimney_leaf (Comment 97), the game I am referencing took place at Old Trafford on April 10th 1993 when Steve Bruce scored two late headers after a John Sheridan penalty had given Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 lead. Bruce’s late goals secured victory for United, and prompted famous wild celebrations on the touchline, and indeed spilling onto the pitch (so funny that memory lol!!) by Brian Kidd and Sir Alex. Up until that moment United had been involved in a dogfight at the top with Norwich City and Aston Villa, who led the table for a large part of the season, before finishing the season strongly and winning the title by ten points. Mon 21 Jul 2008 17:42:52 GMT+1 no1summerbee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=97#comment100 Yet another journo thinking it's funny to write what he thinks is a bit of fun at our expense ha ha ha, well matie have a bloody go at someone else for a change as this has become boring, speaking of La La Land try instead Leeds (yes them, blimey they are worth a whole side splitting session on their own) or Luton, even Wolves.So what if there are Buddha's going up around the place, whatever floats your boat, you should hear about the rituals they go through in the dressing room down at the other place across town, or up in Geordie land?And you call us La La.............. Mon 21 Jul 2008 08:40:07 GMT+1 Comedycare http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=96#comment99 Err comment 74 not 73. It's embarrassing that I can't type or proofread. Mon 21 Jul 2008 07:36:58 GMT+1 Comedycare http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=95#comment98 I read Robbo because he is pretty funny generally but the amount of bile produced by some of the above posters amazes me. People know these articles are just for fun, right? Oh and comment 73 - he didn't say dedicated Man City fans should be put in touch with medical authorities. If you look again you'll see this was a comment about a group of fans who chartered a fishing boat to get to the Faroe Isles. Mon 21 Jul 2008 07:33:41 GMT+1 DoctorBoroLove http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=94#comment97 Honey attracts flies as well as bears. Mon 21 Jul 2008 03:25:51 GMT+1 M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=93#comment96 Posted by godthelad (74) - a favour from the ref to claim victory against Sheffield Wednesday, and therefore, their first title in 26 years. What was it, 7 minutes of stoppage time that day in 1993?!! Had it not been for those seven minutes, the history of British football may have been very different. Whether you are brave enough to acknowledge this post is, in my eye's, debatable---I have no idea what you're referencing, United won the title by 10 points in 92/93. I can't recall it happening any other year either...? Sun 20 Jul 2008 22:47:14 GMT+1 iffy316 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=92#comment95 who is this guy?? Sun 20 Jul 2008 20:37:21 GMT+1 steedee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=91#comment94 it amuses me how many people have read this article, found it to be a waste of their time and then spent more time writing abuot hoe much of a waste of time reading this article, but not writing about it, actually was.....or something. Sun 20 Jul 2008 19:06:10 GMT+1 U2356460 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=90#comment93 godthelad (comment 74) calm down.If take a light hearted blog like this to heart, then you really shouldn't be a football fan. Robbos merely giving us something interesting (if not to his usual standard) to read. I would love to see you do any better. And Robbos not a man united fan either.And to everyone else critisizing robbo lay off, it was alright, no the usual high standard but good enough when you have nothin better to do on a Sunday evening. Sun 20 Jul 2008 18:13:58 GMT+1 U2356460 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=89#comment92 godthelad (comment 74) clam down.If take a light hearted blog like this to heart, then you really shouldn't be a football fan. Robbos merely giving us something interesting (if not to his usual standard) to read. I would love to see you do any better. And Robbos not a man united fan either.And to everyone else critisizing robbo lay off, it was alright, no the usual high standard but good enough when you have nothin better to do on a Sunday evening. Sun 20 Jul 2008 18:13:32 GMT+1 kippax71 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=88#comment91 I hope you don't actually get paid to write this dross Robbo. Sun 20 Jul 2008 16:08:16 GMT+1 SummersIron http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=87#comment90 Oh, how witty this article was. I especially liked the bit when you said NOTHING OF ANY INTEREST TO ANYONE. Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:42:12 GMT+1 SJyelsnyA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=86#comment89 How embarrassing... I am sat in an internet cafe, and have actually soiled the chair I was sat on - your article was that funny! Hopefully the bill wont be too steep. Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:39:54 GMT+1 Breganza http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=85#comment88 I'll tip Man city to win a cup this season..don't knock this spooky spiritual stuff Sun 20 Jul 2008 10:21:11 GMT+1 bennythec http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=84#comment87 Read up to the 'bespoke Ronaldinho slur' and then scrolled to the bottom. Thought we established about a week ago from another 'experts' mistaken blog that he's played at Eastlands before?And no, the BBC aren't paying for this. The licence fees are, indirectly at least. I NEVER write on these things but for some reason yet another tidal wave of sheep-herded opinion awakened a long resisted urge inside me.Seems we live in an age where intellligence, knowledge, and aptitude count for little; being overtly-opinionated, factually inaccurate and simply 'in the right place' seem to be winning CV attributes! Sun 20 Jul 2008 10:14:13 GMT+1 casting_shadows http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=83#comment86 this blog is usually top notch. what happened. Sun 20 Jul 2008 02:00:46 GMT+1 domgriff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=82#comment85 This is truly pathetic. Are the BBC really paying for this crap ???There's nothing erudite in football terms.Examplified by the fact that this ignorant idiot based his 'hilarious' anti-city/anti welsh jibe on an imagimed first encounter between Wales and the Faroe Isles. Durr.. Wales played the Faroes in a qualifier under Mark Hughes just afew years back.I suspect our smoggy rag sympathiiser got no nearer the Faroes thatn his local Setanta pub ( if that...) LOL What a waste of space Sun 20 Jul 2008 00:12:22 GMT+1 genocidefish http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=81#comment84 For a silly season blog it will do fine.Hey, did you hear Sunderland are bidding for Robinho?(source - my cousin's friend's dog who squeezes under the fence at the Stadium of Light)Apparently Robinho really wants to play Premiership football and says it's the "best league in the world", so don't bet against it. Sun 20 Jul 2008 00:06:33 GMT+1 brianhallonawall http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=80#comment83 Rather boring and uninteresting. Is this the best on offer? Sat 19 Jul 2008 23:21:17 GMT+1 Theo Logical http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=79#comment82 Don't pay attention to the negative comments, Robbo. Keep coming up with your articles. We love them! Sat 19 Jul 2008 23:00:38 GMT+1 Pall Jonsson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=78#comment81 Re comment 28I'm pretty sure it was a summit about if shakras was Sanskrit he'd spell it with an ess at his leisure, or words to that effect.I don't know whom it might have stung, but it prolly made someone feel like he/she just sat on a tack.Robbo's are one of very few on-line efforts that actually cheer me up, so less of the bitter complaints, please! Sat 19 Jul 2008 22:31:35 GMT+1 Technikkosaurus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=77#comment80 Robbo,This made me chuckle quite a few times, ignore those who mock you.Did any Citeh fans really believe Ronaldinho would go there? Maybe the board should have thrown in some dental surgery as an incentive. That may have swung the deal. Sat 19 Jul 2008 22:15:06 GMT+1 randalthor1812 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=76#comment79 He's a Boro fan course he knows about bad teams , bad luck and no chance of European footie.What they really need to do of course is plant shamrocks under their pitch and hope they can attract ex-blue Niall over from the up and coming Sunderland.Anyway i didn't think that the blog was that bad...though i would love to know what comment of Robbo Robson that got banned by administator (re commment 28). Sat 19 Jul 2008 19:36:13 GMT+1 Once a Blue always a Blue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=75#comment78 YAWN YAWN YAWN- Get a life Sat 19 Jul 2008 16:42:31 GMT+1 visciousvic http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=74#comment77 They're eejits at Eastlands. They don't need allegedly 'lucky charms' (no such thing) but we do need a few decent players to lift us up the table this season. Sat 19 Jul 2008 16:34:53 GMT+1 Steve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=73#comment76 I don't think this is Robbo's work. He must be on holiday, this is boring and unfunny. Sat 19 Jul 2008 14:58:15 GMT+1 KonanGunner http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=72#comment75 BTW, it's not shakras, it's chakras. And someone at Eastlands needs theirs opened. Sat 19 Jul 2008 10:56:16 GMT+1 lymmdad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=71#comment74 "do any city fans really think such mumbo-jumbo will work? sorry if i sound disrespectful , but just because something is eastern, mystical and (truely) interesting doesnt mean a) it'll work or b) its a kind of magic, magic, magic."Sure does work. A few of us took them to both derbies last season.And let's not get too hung up about poor spelling and grammar, or we'll be here all day. If you've got time to check the minutiae, do something useful and throw your lot in with the SATs examining board. Sat 19 Jul 2008 07:13:57 GMT+1 godthelad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=70#comment73 What proof do you have of this "Feng Shui nonsense" that you accuse the chairman of Manchester City FC of?!!! Where have you got the idea that it's all a bit "New Age airy-fairy" at the club right now? Please show me physical proof that "they've been planting lucky charms all round the place at Manchester City". "Offices have been adorned with all sorts of tut apparently. " - So you're too lazy to pick up the phone and call the club to find out whether these "apparent" stories are true? How do you know that Mark Hughes will not come in and do more than "briefly transform the side" as you allege Sven Goran Eriksson did? Fair enough, City have not won anything of value since the 1970s, but I believe Mark Hughes is the man to bring silvermare back to Man City just as much as I believed Sven was. What crystal ball do you have that says otherwise? How dare you say that dedicated Man City fans "should be put in touch with medical authorities". I am a twenty six year old lifelong wheelchair user who has supported Manchester City for the last sixteen years and have been "in touch" with many medical authorities and, while I am not surprised by your total ignorance, I find your attitude utterly pathetic. Have you no shame? You claim that fans of Man City need to be "fantasists". Rubbish. City fans merely dream of success they have not seen for thirty years. There are many clubs whose fans dream of just the same. I would rather be seen as a fantasist for chasing a player dubbed the world's best, when we obviously have no hope of signing him, than chasing dross like Robbie Fowler. As a Man Utd fan you may remember that not so long ago the "mighty" Reds needed a favour from the ref to claim victory against Sheffield Wednesday, and therefore, their first title in 26 years. What was it, 7 minutes of stoppage time that day in 1993?!! Had it not been for those seven minutes, the history of British football may have been very different. Whether you are brave enough to acknowledge this post is, in my eye's, debatable. Sat 19 Jul 2008 02:53:15 GMT+1 Faustino http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=69#comment72 The Buddha did not sit under a tree eating. He vowed that he would not move until he became enlightened, which he did by observing at the subtlest level with detachment the nature of arising and passing away in his own mind and body. Fri 18 Jul 2008 22:16:28 GMT+1 littlejklc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=68#comment71 Bored to a level, I just read few line and scrolled all the way down. Fri 18 Jul 2008 21:42:44 GMT+1 clickem http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=67#comment70 Robbo isn't any number of men. He's a comic character, whose creator probably lives in Islington, but none the worse for that. I've enjoyed him for years but I miss the audio. Fri 18 Jul 2008 21:24:07 GMT+1 paulgulf http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=66#comment69 Come on the Faroe Islands/Wales joke was funny Fri 18 Jul 2008 18:58:27 GMT+1 NUFCingood http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=66#comment68 some sort of conspiracy theory going on here. If Robbo mentions Liverpool he is a chelsea fan, if he mentions Chelski or L`Arsenal, he is a manure fan and if he mentions City he`s being boring (fair point). its obvious really. Robbo is a Smoggy and therefore as a persecuted minority deserves our support. dont take his job off him, being employed in Teesside and not just cooking parmos makes him special. Fri 18 Jul 2008 18:20:47 GMT+1 M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=65#comment67 Robbo, in response to your response to BBC7 - you should know that there are no girls on the internets.Nothing wrong with the article, although why the beeb are insisting on using this blog thing instead of 606 confounds me. I still believe Robbo is in fact not one man, but is either eight men working together or a cyborg created by the beeb, created with the intent of writing 'what people want to hear'. Fri 18 Jul 2008 18:17:50 GMT+1 MrFastfinger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=64#comment66 Now....Ive been a City fan a long time and have heard various types of critcism, jokes (some funny, some not so) and pity been directed at my beloved Blues. But never in all my life have I heard such utter rubbish...You should be let go for writing such a ridiculous piece of drivel.....Uninformed, bad spelling, bordering on racism in parts and ultimately void of any type of integrity...It really doesnt work on any level at all.....period. Perhaps your type of journalism would be better suited to the Star/Sun newspaper. Im sure youd give Mystic Meg a run for her journalistic money... Fri 18 Jul 2008 17:47:51 GMT+1 freindleonewhocares http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=63#comment65 Never mind the spelling Robbo,I thought it was funny anyway.Bit too complicated for some bods though,I suspect. Fri 18 Jul 2008 16:39:39 GMT+1 CapnBob http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=62#comment64 I didn't think this article was that bad, quite amusing in places (herbaceous borders). A lot more amusing than some of the **** that passes as comedic entertainment on tv/radio.I wish some people would try to write a witty/amusing posts/articles, they'd find it isn't that easy. Fri 18 Jul 2008 16:38:06 GMT+1 colin_bells_boots http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=61#comment63 Chakras , Shistras ? I just thought it was shit Fri 18 Jul 2008 16:07:28 GMT+1 aries80 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=60#comment62 robbo you can be funny some times...but this was rubbish!!!! Fri 18 Jul 2008 16:00:29 GMT+1 JustAnOpinion http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=59#comment61 Summary of Robbo's opinions in this blog: -- Feng Shui is a waste of time- Liam Gallagher and the Man City decision makers are a bit thick- Man City are rubbish- Mark Hughes encourages thugs but not skillful play- Faroe Islands is a long way to go and hard to get to?????- a bunch of people have "funny" superstitions- Joey Barton leaving is a good thing for CityA right riveting read and well worth the licence fee alone, I'd have thought. Fri 18 Jul 2008 15:47:58 GMT+1 Yo Momma http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=58#comment60 7. At 10:10pm on 17 Jul 2008, footyfan wrote:"but i bet you enjoyed the bitter blues article attacking liverpool the other week the article that contained 0 factsbut it attacked liverpool wich is all thats needed for 606 users to be happy"Sorry - DID it ACTUALLY ATTACK Liverpool?Or was it actually about Chelsea and the only sense in which it supposedly 'attacked' Liverpool was merely not mentioning them at all.A figment of paranoid imagination maybe?hmmmm :/ Fri 18 Jul 2008 15:08:08 GMT+1 NEARPOSTHEADER http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=57#comment59 I generally look forward to Robbo's bit of fun, but I have to say this was pretty lame - more so for the obviously cynical "what a load of old tosh" critique of fengshui. People used to say the same about acupuncture, but now it's on the National Health. As far as I can see, if the Chinese have been using it for thousands of years, it's pretty dumb then to simply dismiss it as nonsense - that just shows ignorance and stupidity, especially as he goes on to list all the really ridiculous superstitions that he and his mates perform before a game. 2 out of 10 Robbo. Fri 18 Jul 2008 14:36:24 GMT+1 dodiesmith http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=56#comment58 Yet another thought provoking article, Robbo....if one takes the trouble to read between the lines....the summary being that with Joey Barton gone, the GOOD karma is back with the team, no crystals needed. The comment that the influence of the owner is almost laughable just after he has sacked the best coach --who was bringing the team along so very well and had established his OWN good vibrations.Yes, it's a slow time in the football world but time to THINK on such things....in the midst of all your puns and stuff, the message always comes through. Sven made me take notice of Man City, enough said. Fri 18 Jul 2008 14:07:13 GMT+1 Hot Butter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=55#comment57 Phil Mcnulty is a lot worse.Only the BBC would let a bitter blue write about the reds.That article about the 'Barry saga' was incredible, no other word to describe his liverpool bashing. Fri 18 Jul 2008 13:14:05 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=54#comment56 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 13:14:01 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=53#comment55 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 13:13:16 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=52#comment54 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 13:12:05 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=51#comment53 if they boot me off, i'll just make another user hahah Fri 18 Jul 2008 13:02:30 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=50#comment52 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 13:00:46 GMT+1 poleaxed100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=49#comment51 come on guys the House Rules say you're registration can be pulled for constantly posting garbage like U11122070 - boot him off I say! Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:52:30 GMT+1 poleaxed100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=48#comment50 har har! go ahead and keep demonstrating to these good people just what a tw*t you are, laugh? I nearly sh*t Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:45:03 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=47#comment49 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:40:02 GMT+1 poleaxed100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=46#comment48 plonker, don't you ever go with girls older than your IQ then?oh and btw this forum is for people with a valid and relevant point, not braindead thugs with nothing to say except threaten people - ship out t*sspot!!! Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:34:38 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=45#comment47 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:31:01 GMT+1 poleaxed100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=44#comment46 how about moderating U11122070? so far this plonker has threatened physical violence and now suggests he has forcible sex with a female, possibly a minor....cant you remove the registration of pondlife like him? Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:20:38 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=43#comment45 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:16:28 GMT+1 Thanks A lot BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=42#comment44 Robbo - thank you for your enquiry - I am not a critical young woman (=snide lass).To give your article the benefit of te doubt, I re-read and guess what: I DISCOVERED A PREVIOUSLY OVERREAD JOKE (The Wales one).So I change my mind to be fair to your waffling:How boring was that - except the Wales joke. Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:13:12 GMT+1 discomcfc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=41#comment43 'Fair play for having a go, mind, and having more awareness as to where EB Streymur's stadium is than Ronaldinho ever had of where City play their home games.'----------------------------------------------------Is this despite Ronaldinho playing the opening game at the City of Manchester Stadium??Think he might have known where it was on that afternoon.... Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:09:16 GMT+1 poleaxed100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=40#comment42 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:08:59 GMT+1 yunga-SWFC-GERS (ALAN IRVINE'S BARMY ARMY) http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=39#comment41 That was the most boring thing I have ever read. You couldn't get a job on Channel 5 you clown. Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:08:32 GMT+1 U11122070 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=38#comment40 This post has been Removed Fri 18 Jul 2008 12:05:04 GMT+1 TVG http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=37#comment39 'Shakura - lovely girl with memorable hits including : Hits Don't LieUnderneath Your Clothesand my personal favourite:Whenever, Wherever'Don't forget her other classics like'Birmingham Bertie'and 'Whoops Mrs Miggins You're Stepping On My Artichokes' Fri 18 Jul 2008 11:54:07 GMT+1 whatididnext http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=36#comment38 Was it Steve Martin who said "If you're going to tell a story, make it have a point"? Fri 18 Jul 2008 11:48:56 GMT+1 yajustdonsavethose http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=35#comment37 pretty sure that was the most boring thing I have ever read. still, nothing happening at all in English football at the moment so I guess it aint really your fault. Although I'd amend a clasue in your contract to state "if nothing's happening, I dont need to waffle on baout rubbish for a page". just a thought. Fri 18 Jul 2008 11:45:11 GMT+1 Pall Jonsson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=34#comment36 Not that much funny stuff happened in footie world during the week, did there? Well, it's hardly Robbo's fault, and I didn't notice any of the grumbling comments contradict that!Would Ronaldinho have arrived at Manchester Int airport with a smile on his face? About as likely as a lorry driver smiling while pumping diesel in the middle of his worst migraine fit. It might have looked like a smile from distance but up close it would have been 99.9% grimace.But if he had arrived there with a fresh contract from City packed with his hair care products, something truly comic would have just taken place. Interesting stuff about Sanskrit. Personally, I was hoping shakras meant open bog seats in Hindu dressing rooms, but now I'm not so sure... Fri 18 Jul 2008 11:23:16 GMT+1 shmeichelknight http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=33#comment35 Robbo, Each time I read your blog, I am amazed at how it found its way onto the bbc website. But I give it another chance, expecting you to redeem your employer's faith in you.I've learned my lesson. Wish your employer would!Ps Sorry to moan, but your blog is SO bad, it would be wrong not to. Fri 18 Jul 2008 11:07:26 GMT+1 Chippelsea http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=33#comment34 I didn't finish the article, not one of your best Robbo. Fri 18 Jul 2008 10:49:02 GMT+1 csomethingood http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=32#comment33 I guess its been a slow news week eh Robbo? Must've been difficult cutting and pasting all that info from the gossip column all week. Fri 18 Jul 2008 10:37:04 GMT+1 gabbygabbygobbley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=31#comment32 rubbish they're racist, not even borderline.if it were critical of druids, rhunestones and divining for water would anyone whine, pulling out the racism card? doubt it strongly. all cultural intricasies as such are fascinating, i'd love to meet a real druid, but to truely believe them is another thing. and to criticise them lightly in an opinion blog? isnt the point that we can say what we think? and since it wasnt done in a particularly disrespecful way i dont see any problem.the wales joke was poor tho... :P Fri 18 Jul 2008 10:27:45 GMT+1 leadinglight http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=30#comment31 Shakra is a Swiss hard rock band, founded in the late 1990s.Ref: www.wikipedia.comSounds interesting burying rock bands under football pitches...... Isn't/Hasn't Bon Jovi been near by............. Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:35:52 GMT+1 Pantryboy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=29#comment30 Truly awful. Not sure which is worse the really atrocious Faroes/Wales pun or the derisory jokes about eatern culture (which, to be honest, are borderline racist).I really don't get the Northern 'wit' of these articles, and I have extreme boredom at work to thank for wasting my time reading this. Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:30:13 GMT+1 Black Francis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=28#comment29 Mildly amusing but not up to your usual standard Robbo but sod the begrudgers.Fastestchris, couldn't agree with you more about the section of moaning Liverpool fans. I am also a Red but find the constant victimisation theories embarrassing. In fact I think footyfan is disappointed he has nothing to complain about. Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:24:12 GMT+1 gabbygabbygobbley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=27#comment28 haha good article actuallyand some of the comments (particularly shaira/shakura-based comments) made me chuckle heartily.back to article...do any city fans really think such mumbo-jumbo will work? sorry if i sound disrespectful , but just because something is eastern, mystical and (truely) interesting doesnt mean a) it'll work or b) its a kind of magic, magic, magic. i think if such things actually worked they would as of yet be employed on a more worldwide and extensive scale.... Fri 18 Jul 2008 08:36:04 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=26#comment27 If shakra's a Sanskrit word then I'll spell it any way I like. Fri 18 Jul 2008 08:34:16 GMT+1 Guv859 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=25#comment26 Funny how? Like a clown? Fri 18 Jul 2008 07:33:51 GMT+1 boskoboro79 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=24#comment25 Anyways i wouldve thought being a pendant would be boring - all that hanging around? Fri 18 Jul 2008 06:50:42 GMT+1 boskoboro79 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=23#comment24 That's the Japanese colloquial spelling Fri 18 Jul 2008 06:22:13 GMT+1 fastestchris http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=22#comment23 Don't you mean Shakira?Ah, being a pedant sure is fun. Fills the time until kick off... Fri 18 Jul 2008 06:16:44 GMT+1 boskoboro79 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=21#comment22 Shakura - lovely girl with memorable hits including :Hips Don't Lie Underneath Your Clothes and my personal favourite:Whenever, Wherever Roll on 16th August .... Fri 18 Jul 2008 06:09:01 GMT+1 Fergies Hair Dryer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=20#comment21 As boring as a summer without football Fri 18 Jul 2008 05:38:31 GMT+1 fastestchris http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=19#comment20 Seeing as we are being pedantic I feel obliged to point out that the English word "Chakra" is derived from Sanskrit, not from Japanese. So while the talk about Japanese is very interesting (although only partially correct) it isn't really relevant at all.Incidentally, if Chakra was Japanese then "chakura" would be ok but "shakura" wouid be a different word. "Ch" and "sh" are different letters in the Japanese alphabet. As for the article, we all obviously read it which means that Robbo's stuff is usually interesting to us. Just cause you didn't find this one interesting, doesn't mean the poor man is boring. The funny part is people coming on the blog and going off about Chakra being from Japan. Also, I'm a Liverpool fan and by far and away the worst thing about these boards is Liverpool fans complaining about how badly treated we are. Makes me embarrassed to be a red sometimes, honestly get over it. Fri 18 Jul 2008 05:24:51 GMT+1 Dave-Penn-The-Legend http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=18#comment19 If you want to be REALLY picky but correct about the whole thing... "Chakra" referring to the Seven spritual energy centres in the human body is an english term dervied from the Sanskrit Cakram. Therefore being an English word it is possible to pluralise with an "s" so Chakras is correct.It's not a Japanese word. The only reference to Chakra in Japanese comes from Naruto (the Cartoon) and is used to describe a type Ki energy than the true meaning of the word Chakra... now i'm not sure what Robbo's scope of Japanese Anime is but i'm pretty sure ir's not shown on the TV at the Blue BellNow I've finished owning (and boring) everybody, i'm leaving... Fri 18 Jul 2008 05:17:56 GMT+1 DoctorBoroLove http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=17#comment18 The article would be difficult to follow if you have the concentration level of a gnat which I doubt even some of the above posters have.To simply say it's boring is more a reflection on the reader than the writer.What some of you need is a good old fashioned slap. Fri 18 Jul 2008 03:59:04 GMT+1 Zell182 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=16#comment17 I'm pretty sure 'Chakra' means spiritual energy or something to that point. Fri 18 Jul 2008 00:45:41 GMT+1 boskoboro79 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=15#comment16 nippon: to be even more pedantic it's consonant not constanent. sorry, you started it...!! Fri 18 Jul 2008 00:37:43 GMT+1 U11947716 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=14#comment15 that was largely a waste of drunken time Thu 17 Jul 2008 23:19:33 GMT+1 NipponBlue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=13#comment14 "Also it's 'Chakras' not 'Shakras'"If we're being pedantic, it's 'chakra', since Japanese plural terms don't have an 's' on the end If you are going to be particularly pedantic it should be 'chakura' since almost all Japanese characters are composed of a constanent and a vowel. 'shakura' would also be ok even 'shakras' would be fine because we are allowed to adapt foreign words. The Japanese are happy to do that, they say metabolic meaning fat for example.More to the point I don't really know what the word means. My guess is thoses Budhist bead prayers. Thu 17 Jul 2008 23:11:16 GMT+1 Neko Bazu http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=12#comment13 "Also it's 'Chakras' not 'Shakras'"If we're being pedantic, it's 'chakra', since Japanese plural terms don't have an 's' on the end - one ninja, many ninja (or shinobi, if you prefer!) and so forth. But we wouldn't be pedantic, would we? ;)Ignore the moaners Robbo; some of us had a chuckle at the article! Thu 17 Jul 2008 22:20:36 GMT+1 maldiniforzamilano http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=11#comment12 this was not an article to be remembered sadly. to be fair there is not much to talk about, euros have finished nearly a month ago and the EPl is still a month away. non of the big 4 have really bought anyone to get excited about (apart from chelsea and scolari + deco) jo for mancity is and modric to spurs is about exciting as it gets. just wait for ronaldo to go to madrid, then robbo will be abck to his best. footyfan, please stop banging on about liverpool.dont worry robbo.. Thu 17 Jul 2008 22:06:47 GMT+1 mankyblue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=10#comment11 jeeez give the guy a break ...... tough day at the office and all that..... being funny informative and interesting, consistantly is a tough ask...... Thu 17 Jul 2008 22:05:13 GMT+1 bo29lh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=9#comment10 I read the article and now I'm wondering why Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:48:52 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=8#comment9 Thanks a lot BBC7 - you are so fickle. And snide with it. Are you a lass? Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:27:24 GMT+1 lymmdad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=7#comment8 Please clarify the meaning of the phrase in the penultimate paragraph, "... and another famous clogger would only enter the fray if he had screwed in his lucky filed-down studs". Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:24:57 GMT+1 liv_pool_crazy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=6#comment7 Haha!!! So so funny. Loved the Dads Army reference; I can see Mark Hughes hiring Ricky Hatton to 'help out' with training.... Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:14:21 GMT+1 footyfan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=5#comment6 At 9:54pm on 17 Jul 2008, Hot Butter wrote:i agree it was hard to stay concentrated. normally better things to talk about i guess.but i bet you enjoyed the bitter blues article attacking liverpool the other week the article that contained 0 factsbut it attacked liverpool wich is all thats needed for 606 users to be happy Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:10:19 GMT+1 Hot Butter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=4#comment5 i agree it was hard to stay concentrated. normally better things to talk about i guess. Thu 17 Jul 2008 20:54:38 GMT+1 Hargo A Go Go http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=3#comment4 Some parts were funny Robbo; don't listen to 'em. Thu 17 Jul 2008 20:42:19 GMT+1 footyfan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2008/07/from_eastlands_to_lala_land.html?page=2#comment3 Robbo Robson attack liverpool next time then there'll all love it even if its rubish but there not jealous no way Thu 17 Jul 2008 20:36:21 GMT+1