Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html en-gb 30 Wed 23 Jul 2014 12:20:45 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html weloveyouzola http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=99#comment157 This is spot on. Love the reference to that inept bloke they call a manager.... Rafa Benitez. Gotta say the Chuckle Brothers at the Bridge would be a vast improvement on current proceedings that's for sure! Thu 12 Feb 2009 13:07:02 GMT+1 MonkeyS- all revved up with no place to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=98#comment156 Top blog, as usual!!Surely you can't mention Kelly Brook without mentioning 'cup' games? Plus the fact the entire crowd would get neck-ache when she swaps shirts at the end. Wed 11 Feb 2009 08:54:03 GMT+1 redJoey http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=98#comment155 Peppered with gems. Got some strange looks from some miserable looking people on the NYC subway as I kept laughing out loud. But then for a Yank, a Randy Lerner sounds as bland as a Gordon Brown. Thu 05 Feb 2009 21:54:05 GMT+1 NeilG42 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=97#comment154 Liverpool cough up £25m for David Villa. Rafa seems pleased but tells the assembled press: "He's a top quality player but if he's rubbish when he gets here, just remember it wasn't me who bought him."Classic mate, absolute classic. Wed 04 Feb 2009 23:15:43 GMT+1 erikah1981 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=96#comment153 Been reading these blogs for some weeks now, first comment though. I always find something interesting in your writing and love the way you let the words flow. This one is simply brilliant, I am still laughing at some of the jokes. And comment 152 you are spot on.cheers. Wed 04 Feb 2009 17:40:21 GMT+1 pigmaggots http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=96#comment152 Great blog as always.Let it be known that Aston Villa don't have that much luck, just a side more than happy to work for each other and the guys in charge! Wed 04 Feb 2009 14:47:47 GMT+1 goodluckkeano http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=95#comment151 Just a general observation after spending several months reading Robbo's drivel (tongue firmly in cheek there!) ...Some are good, some are bad, some funny, some not-so but I don't feel the need to whinge and whine, nor do I feel the need to lick his arse-nal and tell him how funny he has been (although that Chuckle brothers dig was top-drawer Robbo!)Also, I'd like to add yet more weight to try and dispell the myth that all us LFC supporters are a whingeing bunch who won't have a bad word said about "Ar' Rafa" ... we are not all like that ... "you should be able to laugh at yourself before you laugh at others" ... and in that spirit, Liverpool have done about as much as any team to warrant having the proverbial extracted from us. Board-room unrest, our illustrious US owners, Keano, Rafa, Gerrard diving - bet he wishes he'd dived in a certain Southport bar now :o) Take it on the chin, and then join in the laughing at the Mancs (or whoever else it is that puts themselves up there to be laughed at).Finally ... if you don't like it, don't read it. If you can't take a joke, go and watch Countryfile (or My Family - although personally I used to find the program funny). If you can't accept that your team/manager/player has done something that someone, somewhere will take great pleasure in "Taking the p**s out of" then maybe the CBeebies website would be more up your street ;-)Have fun people :) Wed 04 Feb 2009 13:42:30 GMT+1 Born_Again http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=94#comment150 Boro already have a pair of tits up front. Wed 04 Feb 2009 13:26:49 GMT+1 chanachevhu http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=94#comment149 #147...from Africa my friend.why do you think everyone has to come from usa/down-south/ ........anyway, we always enjoy your blog Robbo, Wed 04 Feb 2009 10:52:50 GMT+1 Baghdad_Potter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=93#comment148 First time reader Robbo but loved it, especially the Delap gag. I think there is a bit more about Stoke, especially with the signings of Etherington and Beattie.Got to be honest mate, even without Delap (which we won't be), I don't think Boro will be looking forward to visiting our place next month. Pity I can't make it as I sit in the sunshine at one of Saddam's palaces in Baghdad - ho hum!Keep up the good work - very funny. Wed 04 Feb 2009 10:45:48 GMT+1 Baghdad_Potter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=93#comment147 First time reader Robbo but loved it, especially the Delap gag. I think there is a bit more about Stoke, especially with the signings of Etherington and Beattie.Got to be honest mate, even without Delap (which we won't be), I don't think Boro will be looking forward to visiting our place next month. Pity I can't make it as I sat in the sunshine at one of Saddam's palaces in Baghdad - ho hum!Keep up the good work - very funny. Wed 04 Feb 2009 10:45:36 GMT+1 Notagain10mins2go http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=92#comment146 Good Blog Robbo, I don't get why people feel the need to complain, Your humour is typical teesside irony, do these people all come from the god old usa or possibly down south ????? Wed 04 Feb 2009 09:57:31 GMT+1 paulove http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=91#comment145 I'm going to have a word about getting you on QI Wed 04 Feb 2009 09:27:30 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=91#comment144 #143Bhupinder. Nothing racist or hypocritical in me having a dig at Ronaldo - the lad goes down pretty easily and I point it out. I have referred to Gerrard's tumbling too but the Liverpool fans think my prejudice is purely centred on Anfield - which isn't true either. But I confess that Ronaldo is the poster boy for thrwoing himself into a horizontal position, although Drogba's not much better and Michael Owen has his moments. But in the spirit of balance, perhaps you didn't notice me having a pop at Steven Taylor for his useless but successful collapse against Sunderland in the same column? Wed 04 Feb 2009 09:26:08 GMT+1 Blue_Neil http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=90#comment143 Fantastic blog.I'm still laughing at the Chuckle Brothers signing for the Chelsea midfield "to me, to you, to you, to me" !And I'm a Chelsea fan.Thank you Robbo. Wed 04 Feb 2009 08:43:20 GMT+1 claytonb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=89#comment142 I normally enjoy your posting but I do feel that you are a hyprocritical racist this time. You have your usual bash at Ronaldo diving, excuse me but didn't a certain England hero wearing the number 8 red shirt of Liverpool get booked for diving and yet again avoided another red. No mention of th enumber of times he has dived in to save Liverpool.The media, you included pounce on Ronaldo everytime blaming foreigners for diving, funny how Gerard is never included in this witch hunt.I'd like to receive a reply from you an dnot the usual me racist no, some of my best friends etc etc .Bhupinder, Herts Wed 04 Feb 2009 08:36:04 GMT+1 mancred1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=89#comment141 Always have to have a pop at Manchester United in some way don't you! Sad very sad. Wed 04 Feb 2009 08:14:58 GMT+1 SalemHanna http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=88#comment140 It'll be a sad day for football if Gareth Southgate gets the boot. How great would it have been to see him manage the Boro to just one piece of silverware, and finally kill the ghost of THAT day in 1996? Still, if he aint producing the goods after several seasons, perhaps he never will... Tue 03 Feb 2009 23:29:54 GMT+1 Red_Sam_ThisYearHonest! http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=87#comment139 Robbo,I live not 20 miles from you.Fancy a drink and a good old barney about football?Would be funny, textualised,(Good word, if I say so mesel') Tue 03 Feb 2009 22:56:28 GMT+1 L-M-R FC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=87#comment138 usually garbage but couldnt stop laughing today, well done. must say though, bit about redknapp wanting torres and co, and rafa complaining was completely over my head Tue 03 Feb 2009 22:53:11 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=86#comment137 Studs up, maybe, unless Mike Riley is moderating, son. Tue 03 Feb 2009 20:17:35 GMT+1 Hands_of_Friedel http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=86#comment136 Even better than the blog is when you lay in a bit to the other commentators. Studs up Robbo, studs up! Tue 03 Feb 2009 19:45:40 GMT+1 Spooks123 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=85#comment135 Cheers Robbo - thanks for a great blog - cheered me up no end - keep up the good work! Tue 03 Feb 2009 19:20:17 GMT+1 Unbiased_Pundit http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=84#comment134 127 - only an idiot would claim that my comparison is idiotic! I didn't compare their writing styles, subject matter or approach, only ranked them by which I liked and which I didn't! Silly kid.Looking back not quite sure why I picked up on your comment, there are many worse...but lets be fair, you said McNulty is better than Robbo, which doesn't make sense as a comparison because they are both trying to achieve something completely different with their articles. If you had said 'I get more out of reading McNulty/Vickery' then fair enough. And please don't call me a kid, I work 40 hours/week and pay my own rent and bills. Tue 03 Feb 2009 19:14:33 GMT+1 Samwell2804 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=84#comment133 No Liverpool fan is to be without one and all shall buy one to show their faith and thanks and gratitude to 'Roy' for always coming to save the day, at the last possible minute, when Liverpool are struggling and need somebody to pull them out of the brown stuff?! Tue 03 Feb 2009 18:22:38 GMT+1 Samwell2804 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=83#comment132 Your spot on there Robbo mate,all these Liverpool fans keep moaning that you are getting at their team and your always picking on them and its not fair?! waaaah wwaaaahh but as you say they only have theirselves to blame as they keep making themselves the 'Big' story!!!I mean afterall Liverpool and Steven Gerrard, in colaberation with Gola are releasing even more merchandise to aid their causehttp://www.retrotogo.com/2009/01/gola-limited-edition-roy-of-the-rovers-sports-bags.html Tue 03 Feb 2009 18:18:56 GMT+1 skiporovers http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=82#comment131 Tony Adams could he be officially the worst Manager of all time.... Wycombe fans feel free in joing me in laughing at Pompey's rapid decline! And sorry Robbo after watching your sorry lot defy all known logic by picking up a point against us at the weekend i have to agree that old miss-a-penalty... may have managed one of his last games for the boro. Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:54:15 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=82#comment130 Hey-ho. You're all entitled to your opinions, folks. And I'm entitled to defend myself. And I am trying to lay off Liverpool, mate, it's just you keep making yourself the biggest story. I have a feeling though that you might be replaced in the next three of four weeks by others near the bottom of the Premiership pile. Mr. Adams and, much as I don't want to see it, Mr. Southgate might be walking off into the snowy hills before too long. Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:47:21 GMT+1 basjunkie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=81#comment129 You get paid by the BBC to write this Blog? Its dire unfunny and a rather pathetic waste of tax payers money. Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:46:21 GMT+1 U11947716 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=81#comment128 127 - only an idiot would claim that my comparison is idiotic! I didn't compare their writing styles, subject matter or approach, only ranked them by which I liked and which I didn't! Silly kid. Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:45:04 GMT+1 skiporovers http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=80#comment127 Transfer Deadline day gags and you only mention Citeh once.... Although to be fair their entire transfer program seems to be a joke and picking on poor rafa... TWICE! Shame on you, his shrewd moves in the transfer market have seen him still relying on Gerrard and no better off than the team he inherited from Gerard in 2005... didnt those rejects who were shipped out and replaced by true rafa quality win something that year??!!Try harder Robbo, although it was nice to see the words Transfer Window in an article and Roque Santa Cruz no where near it!! Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:44:46 GMT+1 Unbiased_Pundit http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=79#comment126 At 3:59pm on 03 Feb 2009, HeavensChimney wrote:Same cack as always. Still miles better than Mihar Bose but far far off McNulty and a universe off Vickery. But you do try to entertain, I guess.Only an idiot would compare Robbo's writing to McNulty and Vickery, since the aim of the articles is clearly completely different. I like Robbo's articles - I don't find it all funny but then you can't please everyone. To the people who say they're 'insulted' by references to Hollyoaks or My Family, you are just what is wrong with the nanny state this country has become.ps Robbo pleeeaaase lay off Liverpool Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:41:06 GMT+1 digispoonerta http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=79#comment125 This post has been Removed Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:32:44 GMT+1 U11947716 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=78#comment124 123 - I don't always enjoy his jokes but it is always a mildly enough entertaining read to be worthwhile and I think a lot of people will read such blogs again even if they do not like it once or twice, especially when it is about something like transfer day - and they are allowed to vent their opinion just like those who love it. But some people are needlessly nasty. Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:21:56 GMT+1 digispoonerta http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=77#comment123 This post has been Removed Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:18:12 GMT+1 digispoonerta http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=77#comment122 This post has been Removed Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:10:04 GMT+1 U11947716 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=76#comment121 Post 117 - are you for real? Go find a life! Tue 03 Feb 2009 16:00:46 GMT+1 U11947716 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=75#comment120 Same cack as always. Still miles better than Mihar Bose but far far off McNulty and a universe off Vickery. But you do try to entertain, I guess. Tue 03 Feb 2009 15:59:30 GMT+1 Red Kings of Europe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=75#comment119 I can confirm by the way that we did NOT lose anywhere near £8m smackaroonies on the Keane deal.We only paid around 10 of the supposed 19 million. Add to that the other 8 that is actually true, and we've had a £2.5m loss. Tue 03 Feb 2009 15:43:01 GMT+1 Red Kings of Europe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=74#comment118 As has been said already, pretty average Robbo. Not very funny, but the effort is there, so automatically becomes a 3/10.Middlesbrough going down down down! Rubbish side mate. Unlucky. Tue 03 Feb 2009 15:41:35 GMT+1 block2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=74#comment117 Robbo...you are the Gadge Tue 03 Feb 2009 15:28:48 GMT+1 gunner_erm_down http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=73#comment116 robo i dont have a problem with you replying on here i think its great its just that you have said a few things that have annoyed me such as saying that the guy who did not like your article must be a my family fan are you trying to insult the guy by saying he just watches budget shows or are you insulting my family calling it bad. but worst of all was your statement that you took an hour to write this blog whilst you was watching hollyoaks. yes i know you were joking but people pay good money for you to write for the bbc and to even suggest you dont take it serious is an insult Tue 03 Feb 2009 15:17:30 GMT+1 gringo Loco http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=72#comment115 Great blog. One of your bestChelsea have lined up Lionel Messi. He'll cost 120m euros and if Kalou and Malouda are thrown in as makeweights , it'll cost them 170m.I nearly wet myself Tue 03 Feb 2009 14:45:09 GMT+1 dyrewolfe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=72#comment114 Ooh! Hark at elstrup.That time of the month again, is it? Tue 03 Feb 2009 14:36:51 GMT+1 CroftKid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=71#comment113 Made me day yet again Robbo - keep it up mate. Tue 03 Feb 2009 14:29:35 GMT+1 elstrup http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=70#comment112 This post has been Removed Tue 03 Feb 2009 14:25:01 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=70#comment111 #102I get stick if I say nowt, I get stick if I say too much. It comes with the territory. Most people don't mind me chipping in a bit. #111Cheers, mate. Yes, Keane going was a bit of a strange one. That's 8million you'll never see again. Tue 03 Feb 2009 14:12:44 GMT+1 tom http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=69#comment110 Quality stuff Robbo. Best you've written in quite a while. Rafa comments hilarious, cheered me up no end 'cos I was really disappointed about losing Keane. Tue 03 Feb 2009 14:01:39 GMT+1 dyrewolfe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=68#comment109 By the way - does anyone else think Robbo should change his nickname to "Marmite", since people seem to either love him or hate him? Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:55:50 GMT+1 Retirethenumber17shirt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=68#comment108 #103 Now that AIG have crashed and burned, Hublot watches are about to step in with the big bucks for Man U. Guess that means an Alex Ferguson special edition watch with a 55 minute countdown. Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:54:57 GMT+1 gunnerslover2007 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=67#comment107 No doubting it funniest Robbo blog yet, I'm emailing it to my mates. Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:49:37 GMT+1 dyrewolfe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=67#comment106 To Number 92 (Tisaru):yes, people have the right to post, criticising this blog, but others have just as much right to call them complete spuds for doing so (especially the serial whingers).On a completely different subject, is there any chance of Boro getting Arsenal's youth team on loan for the rest of the season?I think thats the only thing that will keep us up. Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:47:54 GMT+1 StattoCampo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=66#comment105 I'm thinking if setting up a forum on people like schmeichelknight's jobs, so we can all comment on how well they do them, even if we have no knowledge about what they do.Let's say he's a street cleaner. "Good effort son. You missed a bit there though. Like usual. I promise to let you know if I ever find a really clean street you've worked on. Doubt it though. Muppet."See how ridiculous it is? Right... Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:43:56 GMT+1 Gibbo7111 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=65#comment104 *94'Those who take offence, why they ever read the blog? Robbo, it will be better you don't answer them. Ignorance is best insult'How the fudgecake are u supposed to use 'ignorance' as an insult?? Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:30:06 GMT+1 Neil Anderson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=65#comment103 fellainisbarnet,Given the weather you are more likely to see the team run out in wigs copying Fallaini. At least then they would be warm and might score while the RS pee themselves laughing. Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:24:09 GMT+1 chips_in_the_queue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=64#comment102 Funny blog. I heard Randy Lerner wanted to get his hands on Kelly Brook.But..."Suddenly Man Utd are in the market for a player. But it's gone past the deadline but somehow the officials manage to find an extra 10 minutes in which to get the deal done and dusted."Yeah, yeah, very funny, but I was at the match in 93 (fifteen years ago!) v Sheffield Wednesday when Steve Bruce headed home in the sixth minute of stoppage time. It makes me laugh when people use this as evidence of corrupt officials, bending the rules to help united at all costs. In the second half of that match, even THE REFEREE got injured and there was a delay for at least four minutes before he was carried off! Add to that the subs and other injuries and it comfortably came to at least eight minutes.Plus, since the advent of the fourth official holding up the injury time board, United haven't scored a single goal outside the alloted time. Sorry to dispel the myth. Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:21:01 GMT+1 Northern_Dancer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=63#comment101 Whilst the blog is generally good and some of the comments are amusing, is there any need for Robbo to respond every other comment? Feeling insecure? Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:18:57 GMT+1 Retirethenumber17shirt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=63#comment100 #99 DragonEyes106My point exactly. Forget Arse-Shavin, the Toffees need a serious round of head shaving. I wanna see 11 Tommy G Mad Dog lookalikes for tomorrow night! That'll tip Rafa over the edge and off to the room with the soft walls! Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:05:52 GMT+1 ZEUSFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=62#comment99 gunner-erm-down......................................................................i don't pay my licence fee to pay for moderators to check your posts before i have to read this sort of crap...take it in the spirit it was writtenrobbo, i'd like to shake you by the hand for a great, topical blog, but no doubt there's a beer in it!incidently, tip for wenger...Andreas Constantinou, (Anorthosis Famagusta) just been voted top Cypriot footballer by the Cyprus sports writers union... Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:46:50 GMT+1 Neil Anderson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=62#comment98 fellainisbarnet:you forgot about Peanuts and manny Fernandez last season. Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:45:16 GMT+1 simon_nemo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=61#comment97 Quality as always Robbo -Ars-havin love it . Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:35:07 GMT+1 Retirethenumber17shirt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=60#comment96 Robbo, class as everAre we missing something here though? Seems Mr Moyes is going for anyone with a mad haircut, Fellaini now Jo. Expect Carlos Valderama, David James, Jibby Sissy, Rene Higuita et al to be on the radar come the summer. Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:30:04 GMT+1 poshPompeyblue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=60#comment95 I see twitcher Redknapp is trying to buy any player he thinks can kick a ball. Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:26:12 GMT+1 21shergar http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=59#comment94 Extraordinary how many people have taken time to tell you, Robbo, how funny or unfunny your blog is. (I'm in the former category). You sem to attract more comments of that type than any other blogger on the BBC. I suspect you aren't seeking praise or damnation, but just trying to raise a smile while earning a crust (in your local - lucky man).Must say, Robbo, I will take your post-Keegan-at-St James-Park-arrival blog to the grave. Can't remember laughing as much at anything before or since. Sorry if I'm missing something obvious (I'm easily baffled), but how does one access your archive of blogs? Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:12:05 GMT+1 manucastle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=58#comment93 Robbo!Like wine, you are getting better with time. Sometimes, it drives me mad when you call Ronaldo "Gelled Tumbler". But I know, you also acknowledge other culprits like Drogba, Gerrard etc.Those who take offence, why they ever read the blog? Robbo, it will be better you don't answer them. Ignorance is best insult. Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:09:38 GMT+1 douglasalt1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=58#comment92 Robbo,Good blog as always.Thank you for the recipe for a PARMO. sounds classy and will try it later today. Tue 03 Feb 2009 11:51:40 GMT+1 TiSaRu http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=57#comment91 to everyone complaining about people posting that they dont enjoy robbo's blog- surely they have as much right to comment on it as you do? Tue 03 Feb 2009 11:51:09 GMT+1 WordsofWisdom http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=56#comment90 @90: Good to know. At least Robbo can sleep peacefully at night now!Plank!!! Tue 03 Feb 2009 11:29:58 GMT+1 shmeichelknight http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=56#comment89 I promised to let you know, Robbo, if your blog ever made me laugh. Therefore, I must admit that the pic of the Chuckle Brothers (legends!) brought a smile to my face. Sadly, everything else was - as ever - dross.Hey ho. Tue 03 Feb 2009 11:17:38 GMT+1 WordsofWisdom http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=55#comment88 Hilarious as always Robbo! It's a shame about the gormless brigade on here who can't understand something lighthearted and funny. One mention of their precious club and they go all PMT on us.Especially the Liverpool fans who've obviously had a stick up their ARS-havin since circa 1990. I agree though, that would make anyone miserable.I'm off for a pint of cider to see if I get similar inspiration! Tue 03 Feb 2009 11:10:16 GMT+1 lease27 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=55#comment87 Very funny - i read the blog for a laugh but even funnier are the comments - especially the critiques - and the advice on how to make it funnier, i really do think that some of them are genuine! never fails to bring a smile! Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:52:36 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=54#comment86 #85Ey up son, I wasn't insulting him I was suggesting that he should avoid my lowbrowisms in favour of summat that's more his cup of tea. All right - suggesting that he might like My Family is a tad low but crikey if you think that's insulting you must be a blinking nun. Btw I'm not actually calling you a nun, just in case you think that that was insulting. Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:39:43 GMT+1 LallanaWonderland http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=53#comment85 If you like Robbo's blog, how about joining the Facebook gorup?http://en-gb.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47427024123Don't worry robbo, last plug for a while i promise! Don't wanna be deemed a spammer :)Good blog btw. Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:31:50 GMT+1 gunner_erm_down http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=53#comment84 i dont read 606 to find people arguing especially a robo arguing with people just because they dont like his article. i never said i didnt like the article i said i didnt like robo arguing with people its pathetic for a man of his age to be arguing and insulting people just because they dont like his article. Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:24:04 GMT+1 whatbill http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=52#comment83 81 - people are free to criticise - but the mind does boggle at the number of people who give Robbo a slating week after week. And moan about it wasting their time, the licence fee, etc. Quite ironic when half of them are presumably at work. Talking of which, I have a fascinating report to write... Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:20:03 GMT+1 2 of 3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=51#comment82 I've only gotten as far as:"Andrei Ars-shavin could be joining Ars-ene at Ars-enal. Other rumoured purchases include Ars-enio Hall, Faustino Ars-prilla and Ars-afa Powell and, well, anyone whose name begins with A-R-S (a few players spring to mind)."But I'm going to have to stop reading or risk getting fired as it's becoming quite clear that what I'm doing isn't work.2/3 Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:12:37 GMT+1 Evilsonofcantona http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=51#comment81 I can't beleive that some people think their opinions are valued enough to be written on here. The bloke is doing his job, he's a lucky man, leave him be.Keep going on the Liverpool attack, I need as much ammunition as possible!!! Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:11:29 GMT+1 Zulu Warrior http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=50#comment80 I generally like Robbo's blogs. But I disagree that people should not criticise them. All that praise might just make our Robbo a bit too big for his boots, and it also provides a balance. Besides he is thick skinned enough to take it, and dish it out, when needed. This is in contrast to the severe moderation (is that an oxy) practised not too far away on other blogs. Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:04:03 GMT+1 Malicious_Whistle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=50#comment79 And oh, good blog, Robbo! That Messi dig was hilarious! Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:58:48 GMT+1 Malicious_Whistle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=49#comment78 69/70: Have you ever heard of the right of reply? 606ers are not sacred cows. Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:56:51 GMT+1 Kalash_McKop http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=48#comment77 As a Liverpool fan I can't say I find the jokes about Rafa that funny as the mickey taking is far too deserved for my liking.BTW for the uninitiated, there are WUMS here like NEARPOSTHEADER (41), who is just a Liverpool basher. Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:50:53 GMT+1 *Syds_Sports http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=48#comment76 The number of people who read Robbo's blog, knowing they won't like it, then take the time to comment is hilarious; there are loads of things on the web I know I don't like, so, I don't read them. I know this is a revolutionary way to view things, but, hey, I've always been a rebel!Great blog, Robbo - you always make me laugh! Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:48:51 GMT+1 deftones5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=47#comment75 What a waste of time, total non-sense. Usually your column has some kind of point but where is it? And it's not even funny! I'm quite convinced this may have been written by your kid mate Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:21:39 GMT+1 CiaranMc76 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=46#comment74 Are you being serious gunner_erm_down?Its his light-hearted view on things, you don't have to like it!! It's there to be read not to be marked and judged!!I personally thought it was quality!! Randy Lerner? superb!!The people who failed to find this funny should try the recent Mihir Bose blog, that's funny for the wrong reasonsKeep it up Robbo, you never know Ravanelli might come back! Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:19:58 GMT+1 Neil Anderson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=46#comment73 Good blog Robbo,Shame Boro never signed Kelly Brook, you might have got a crowd at the riverside. I hear Gibson is thinking of doig a special offer to get the stadium full. Buy one home ticket get two season tickets free. I particularly liked your comment about Rafa, your jokes on the situation are like the Royle Family....Funny because it is true. Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:18:28 GMT+1 liv_pool_crazy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=45#comment72 just like to ask....theres a huge stereotype of liverpool fans not liking the jokes about 'pool.I for one find them hilarious- even more so because they're spot on.Just how many pool fans have complained about this article?? Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:10:50 GMT+1 BluePompeyShaun http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=44#comment71 Haha nice blog Robbo, thank god you missed Portsmouth! Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:09:29 GMT+1 colhawk86 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=44#comment70 Good blog Robbo, always laugh when I read yours. Loved the bit about chelsea and the chuckle brothers! Also come down to warm somerset for some proper draught cider! its beautiful Tue 03 Feb 2009 09:00:24 GMT+1 gunner_erm_down http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=43#comment69 with regards to number 60 and 57 Tue 03 Feb 2009 08:53:30 GMT+1 gunner_erm_down http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=43#comment68 robbo you should be ashamed of yourself for attacking members of bbc 606 what makes you think you have the right to talk about someones personal life and try to mock them that is disgraceful Tue 03 Feb 2009 08:52:07 GMT+1 Runaldinho http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=42#comment67 Fantastic blog as always, Robbo. Liked the "ARS- and the Scolari and "Chuckle Brother"s part, got me chuckilng away. methinks coaches should be added to the transfer market deals, first should be Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge. Tue 03 Feb 2009 08:51:30 GMT+1 4ever-reddy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=41#comment66 Made me laugh Robbo - being a Liverpool supporter you sadly aren't far from the truth with the Parry/Benítez bit (whether it was intentional or not). Rafa must have the same power as Ferguson/Wenger - then with the same funds, back up and set up as those two I will be at the front of the queue to judge Rafa's deeds. Until then no one can.On another note, where is this £12m for Keane coming from? From what I know, and easily found on the web, Spurs offered around £13m - did Parry give them a discount?The actual figure was settled around £15-16m if unbiased sources can be trusted and when you take what Liverpool paid for him including the contract stating that the final figure depends on appearances/success, the most he would have cost LFC would have been £19m. So was it worth the gamble? I think it was even if Rafa didn't want him in the first place.If I can get hold of this information why can't the BBC? Tue 03 Feb 2009 08:42:23 GMT+1 Voice_of_commonsense http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=41#comment65 For once the blog was amusing.....unlike most of them Tue 03 Feb 2009 06:06:16 GMT+1 tarquin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=40#comment64 Everton have signed a new coach for away games as they've gone off the one they currently park in front of the goal. ---I likedstarted a bit slow, but you got into it by the end Tue 03 Feb 2009 01:39:52 GMT+1 lsgphilisgay http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=39#comment63 c'mon you spurs. Back up the table we go! good to see the likes defoe keane and co rejoining spurs shows its a good club to be at that aint a joke! liverpool fans thinking they can win the league is a joke Tue 03 Feb 2009 00:12:05 GMT+1 Teiam - problem solved http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=39#comment62 Slayed me Robbo, really did!! I'm claiming the Randy Lerner one for myself! Cheers Robbo! Mon 02 Feb 2009 23:18:48 GMT+1 dyrewolfe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=38#comment61 Hmm. I'll call this one a blog of two halves.First few paragraphs weren't up to much, but it looks like Robbo went and asked the Blue Bell regulars for some contributions about halfway through (either that or his half-time pint of cider refreshed those parts untouched by ale for some time now).Boro signing Kelly Brook and Liverpool signing Johnny Vegas and Vanessa Feltz...quality!Still puzzled by all the weirdos out there who have nothing better to do with their lives than read blogs they know they won't like and then whine about them (although the few obvious tongue-in-cheek ones were funny). Mon 02 Feb 2009 23:17:42 GMT+1 TheChosenOne1989 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=37#comment60 At least their wasn't any really any opinion here to express so Robbo couldn't have a poor one.Reasonably funny and worth reading. Mon 02 Feb 2009 23:15:21 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=37#comment59 Eee, Wayne's Ears... My Family is it then. Mon 02 Feb 2009 22:38:12 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/02/alternative_transfer_deadline.html?page=36#comment58 Joe. The parmo. Middlesbrough greatest contribution to world cuisine. It's a flat bit of meat - suspiciously like pork or chicken in some cases - that's covered in breadcrumbs and smothered in like a white sauce type stuff and then loads of cheese and put in an oven. You have it with chips unless you're up yourself. Mon 02 Feb 2009 22:37:34 GMT+1