Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html en-gb 30 Thu 29 Jan 2015 07:12:15 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html clickem http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=98#comment80 Nice try Deoxy, but I'm afraid it doesn't sink in. This is what they mean when they say society dumbing down. Sat 14 Mar 2009 00:32:37 GMT+1 SR819 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=97#comment79 To be honest I'm not of fan of the colloquial style you seem to adopt in every blog you put your name to - if you are given a positition in sports journalism where you are in charge of your own column/internet blog, whatever the media, I can't understand for the life of me why you wouldn't use proper English. Utterly bizarre.-------------------------------------------------------------------------The colloquial style is what separates this blog and makes it unique from the other football blogs.Robbo Robson is just a character anyway, played by Niall Ashdown, who's a versatile performer who can be actor/comedian/improviser.http://www.meetthejoneses.co.uk/actor.asp?n=1421 Thu 12 Mar 2009 19:21:26 GMT+1 superstephenbrogarth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=96#comment78 Ok Robbo, couple of points which have got right under my skin. The treatment of Fellaini by the Boro defenders Huth and Dirty Pogatez was simply outrageous, if it happened on the street it would be common assault, the ref was pathetic in his handling of this all match. Everton should have had about 3 penalties, but no matter superiority and class showed in the end. Now something that has puzzled me for a while... why did the BBC give a Boro fan this job, lets face it the club was established in 1986 so banter about all things football should really be left to those with experience, and history, you know proper fans. Thu 12 Mar 2009 12:51:51 GMT+1 GalacticAracnid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=95#comment77 blimey! gets a little vicious doesnt it? i bet this is just what you wanted after the weekends result and predicement Boro find themselves in! oh, and the news that Alves maybe off to Spain/Portugal... still, chin up you guys will be alright though i agree that maybe its time for a new manager. Thu 12 Mar 2009 12:43:43 GMT+1 SR819 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=93#comment76 While the negative complaining that takes place in this blog can be annoying, it's nothing compared to the vitriol aimed at other bloggers like Mihir Bose and even Chick Young. At least in this blog there are posters who defend the blogger when he is faced with criticism. In the other two blogs I mentioned, it seems to be open season to slag them off regardless of the actual quality of the blog. Thu 12 Mar 2009 12:19:28 GMT+1 The-casual-bystander http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=92#comment75 73. At 10:04am on 12 Mar 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:I think those of you who keep trying to slag me off by calling me a 'journalist' are being a tad offensive. If you must label me, I prefer 'lowbrow hack' or 'right ugly blogger' - 'journalist' is really scraping the barrel.-----------------------------------------------Let's clear the air here Robbo, I for one, have never nor would ever deliberately or unknowingly call anyone a JOURNALIST !! and to those 'jurno's' out there, does a lobotomy hurt as much as they say? Thu 12 Mar 2009 11:57:15 GMT+1 Zulu Warrior http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=91#comment74 Be decisive RobboI know its been tough on you chaps at the Bluebell, but -Are you a ''lowbrow hack'' or a ''Right ugly blogger''.Make your ****** mind up.Boro to beat the drop....just Thu 12 Mar 2009 11:44:45 GMT+1 Spurs Ron http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=90#comment73 You are doing a disservice to the lowbrow hacks and right ugly bloggers who can write by trying to label yourself as a lowbrown hack or a right ugly blogger. Utter drivel. Further proof of the dumbing down of the BBC.Bring back Auntie. Thu 12 Mar 2009 10:39:45 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=88#comment72 I think those of you who keep trying to slag me off by calling me a 'journalist' are being a tad offensive. If you must label me, I prefer 'lowbrow hack' or 'right ugly blogger' - 'journalist' is really scraping the barrel. Thu 12 Mar 2009 10:04:38 GMT+1 safs877 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=87#comment71 You don't like the term GB, neither do I considering it is meant to represent the entire nation and the last time I checked Great Britain was an island not a nation, maybe it should be team UK so it represents all nationalities within the team. Thu 12 Mar 2009 08:01:42 GMT+1 Crumbs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=86#comment70 Really disliking the new format, it was fine the way it was before. Now it's all curvy and stretched out it feels somewhat incomplete.To be honest I'm not of fan of the colloquial style you seem to adopt in every blog you put your name to - if you are given a positition in sports journalism where you are in charge of your own column/internet blog, whatever the media, I can't understand for the life of me why you wouldn't use proper English. Utterly bizarre.The comedy dumfounded me as well. Saying a Southgate is incapable of ranting because of his name? Getting David Moyes mixed up with Steve Round? Ranting on about things people don't really care about? I failed to see the point of this blog, and many others on this website. Is it just me or are they becoming an increasingly tedious waste of time. The phrase "easy money" comes to mind.Wealth is relative. If Abromavich lost 50% of his fortune - irrespective of how much that is - it's still half of what he had. He also made his own wealth, so let's not be jealous, shall we? One other point: Ferguson can rant about anything as long as he keeps winning. He's a tactical genius on and off the pitch, so the fact that you're whinging about him, even in such a slight and subtle way, will only humour him as he really doesn't care or think about what anyone else thinks.I don't know if I'm missing the point here more and more every week, but I just don't see the relevance of 75% of these poorly considered and woefully written blogs on a website that posts obsolete and tedious information day in day out.Disappointing. Thu 12 Mar 2009 02:15:17 GMT+1 War Baby http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=85#comment69 As you've made such a plethora of comments on players' personal appearances this week, how about providing us all with a mug shot yourself - not the silly cartoon one of yore, but a genuine un-touched photograph. Then we could all make appropriate comments ourselves - be good for a laugh on any week when you're a bit short of material. How about it ? Thu 12 Mar 2009 01:00:07 GMT+1 lesharry http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=83#comment68 In resonse to the Gareths not being able to rant, Robbo clearly hasn't met Gareth Chilcott... Wed 11 Mar 2009 23:10:17 GMT+1 Last minute ad break http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=82#comment67 Xavierneville et al:I for one enjoy reading a bit of banter from Robbo, it's the humourless, pointless, self-important, pseudo-critical bickering that appears in response that does my head in. The worst thing about this blog is the utter garbage people have to comment. Join in, have a laugh. Cheer up. Or shut up. Go and find something important to whine about. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/default.stm Cheers. *clink* Wed 11 Mar 2009 22:02:11 GMT+1 stebluenose http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=81#comment66 Robbo,Hate to say I told you so mate but I posted this on last weeks blog >>>>>>>>>>>>You battered the scousers last week mate but lightening doesn't strike twice, make sure your pint pot's about three quarters full on Sunday at about 6PM, leaving a bit of room to catch the tears...............Not to worry though mate, as Bobby Robson's chairman at Ipswich used to say when they lost a game, "we might have made a lot of people unhappy today but we've also made a lot of other people very happy" Wed 11 Mar 2009 20:11:31 GMT+1 ricardovillalobos http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=80#comment65 fellaini has big hair. that's the joke. well done sir, brilliant comedy. Wed 11 Mar 2009 19:46:38 GMT+1 DenistheGenius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=79#comment64 ohhh my... am i just high, or was the Van Nistelrooy family reunion bit utterly side-splitting?! Wed 11 Mar 2009 19:08:03 GMT+1 diggsgiggs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=77#comment63 Maybe Southgate isn't many people's pick for best manager in the league, but then again he would not be on many people's pick for poorest either, overall in the past he has done OK. He's a decent bloke and he tends not to blame the ref, or the pitch, or the cold or the opposition's tackling or.... So, in that sense he'll be sorely missed. But his number's up. Boro need plan B and fast. And yes, a Moyes type manager who will kick Boro on is exactly whats needed. I for one would miss Boro in the prem league, they seem to be the wildcard, on occasion as recent events have shown even against top teams and that makes the league more interesting. Wed 11 Mar 2009 18:59:06 GMT+1 NEARPOSTHEADER http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=76#comment62 Ouch, tough audience this week, Robbo. To the audience: everyone has an off day, or there's simply not a lot going on that week to write amusing stuff about.I'm sure that plenty of us think we could do better but I seriously doubt that - for those that do, how about posting a blog yourselves and let us all judge? Wed 11 Mar 2009 18:21:32 GMT+1 Xavierneville http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=75#comment61 Robbo,You deservce the comment and flak that is coming your way.....sour references to oppoo players because you know how poor the Boro are, bad maths never an excuse really, which means you've offender everyone in Hull (assuming you've written them off and not Arsenal.The rest of the tale was very fuzzy, lets think quality and not quantity. I suspect the BBC have you contracted to the latter, just like Sony tied George Michale into many albums. But At least you've been compared to George Michael eh? As for the quality of Blog corresponing to the 'Boro's health as a Premiership team, well you've been struggling for many a year so were the excuse?Maybe the blogs with look different from Championship, or maybe the BBC won't want and ex-premiership blogger.....Take a holiday Robbo and come back in May! Wed 11 Mar 2009 18:02:09 GMT+1 The-casual-bystander http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=74#comment60 60. At 4:39pm on 11 Mar 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:It's full to the brim with folk actually, my boozer, and to be frank I'm one of the chirpier ones.------------------------------------------If that's so, it seems like the sort of pub that would bar you out for knocking too loud during a game of domino's, as for you being 'one of the chirpy ones'I'd wager there would be a remarkably high percentage of deaf people in there, and those that weren't, would wish they were !! memo to self --- AVOID THAT BOOZER LIKE THE PLAGUE !!!! Wed 11 Mar 2009 16:56:58 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=72#comment59 It's full to the brim with folk actually, my boozer, and to be frank I'm one of the chirpier ones. Wed 11 Mar 2009 16:39:28 GMT+1 solo_baggie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=71#comment58 another example of the licence fee being wasted.1 funny line..... i'll do your job for a tenth of what you get. afterall, it looks like about an hours work at tops. easy money.. i don't blame you robbo, i blame your bosses Wed 11 Mar 2009 16:38:10 GMT+1 The-casual-bystander http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=70#comment57 56. At 1:45pm on 11 Mar 2009, Robbo Robson wrote:I have to agree that this wasn't one of me best blogs but hellfire, how you expect someone to contribute light banter when he and his team are standing on the precipice is beyond me. ---------------------------------------------Well get a proper job then!! that might motivate you, because you're not very good at this blog lark are you? that pub you keep mentioning must be short of regulars, I doubt many would want to listen to you spout your drivel all night,zzzzzzz Wed 11 Mar 2009 16:18:46 GMT+1 Last minute ad break http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=69#comment56 Blitz spirit and all that... Our next 5 games are all "cup finals" anyway - Portsmouth H, Stoke A, Bolton A, Hull H and Fulham H. Let's hope GS has a cupboard full of lemon drizzle cake and we put 15 points on the board.... Wed 11 Mar 2009 14:42:41 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=67#comment55 I have to agree that this wasn't one of me best blogs but hellfire, how you expect someone to contribute light banter when he and his team are standing on the precipice is beyond me. It's like saying that film 'Cliffhanger' should've had more gags. Wed 11 Mar 2009 13:45:44 GMT+1 eezy_squeezy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=66#comment54 "Faces were so long it was like a van Nistelrooy family reunion"Fantastic stuff, Robbo.***** Wed 11 Mar 2009 13:35:41 GMT+1 gazzalw http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=65#comment53 Who will replace Robbo when the Boro go down? Can we have a Man Utd 'fan' who can tell us all about the old days singing along at his Nan's house with the whole family round 'the Joanna', piping hot pie and mash shops, jellied eels and the Kray twins used to come round for a cup of tea perhaps? Wed 11 Mar 2009 13:21:47 GMT+1 Lanky-ffc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=64#comment52 Not one your best Robbo, still amusing though! The comment, "Faces were so long it was like a van Nistelrooy family reunion" was a classic! Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:52:52 GMT+1 Pottering Through http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=62#comment51 Number 11 - That's like me saying 'next time i can't think of anything good to write in a uni assignment i'll just skip it.' Life's not like that i'm afriad... You shouldn't be at Uni if you're even thinking that.I like Robbo's blogs but I did find this one a little disappointing, it might even be because of the new page layout not the content. Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:36:26 GMT+1 GalacticAracnid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=61#comment50 ok, 2 things. 1, it was Steve Round that gave the halftime talk, not Davie Moyes so i dont know whos telling you what but theyre lying. Secondly, i think Felli's hair obviously made him look like a teddy bear because none of the Boro defends could stop hugging and squeezing him. I think the fact he had to push Wheater away with his hands (once he had got them free from the wrestling grapple he was in) proves the point. Thats true only of the 1st half however, because in the second half Boro couldnt get close to any of the Everton players. though i am behind you 100% for this atrocity that is semi-finals at Wembely. its a joke and the latest example that the topbrass of football management are more interest in making money than keeping the competitions special. I mean come, who can you see singing "que sera sera, whatever will be will be, we're going to Wembely for the semi finals and maybe again if we make it to the final, que sera sera..." doesnt quite have the same ring to it does it?Sorry to potter on, 1st time post and reader of the blog, will be reading more often though! and dont worry about the Boro, you guys will be fine. Only just, but you will be fine. Greetings from a sunny Geneva all! Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:33:25 GMT+1 Last minute ad break http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=60#comment49 49. At 11:51am on 11 Mar 2009, grandjonners wrote:No 19 rabsterI wonder if this mythical pub really exists...Oh but it does, right before the road turns on to the A19 and you escape Middlesbrough to return to exile in the West where everyone is suddenly a toffee....My nana's wake was held in the Blue Bell and I'm guessing the atmsophere was better than Sunday.Superb blog as usual Robbo****I used to think Robbo was talking about the pub on the corner of Cargo Fleet Lane, Brambles Farm I think it was called. You know, the one that had steel shutters on the windows even it was open...Now I find out it it's actually quite posh :D Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:24:14 GMT+1 grandjonners http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=59#comment48 No 19 rabsterI wonder if this mythical pub really exists...Oh but it does, right before the road turns on to the A19 and you escape Middlesbrough to return to exile in the West where everyone is suddenly a toffee....My nana's wake was held in the Blue Bell and I'm guessing the atmsophere was better than Sunday.Superb blog as usual Robbo Wed 11 Mar 2009 11:51:22 GMT+1 abbeytiger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=58#comment47 Well, lets take a careful look shall we- Man Utd, Everton, Arsenal, Hull and Chelsea. My maths says that's five, and subtracting that from the 20 teams in the top flight leaves 15.Or have I missed some unintended irony...No, you haven't missed any irony: you just can't count. I suppose it IS ironic that as a supporter of one of the 'lesser' teams you obviously fell into the Sky/Setanta trap of discounting Hull City from the last five left in the Cup. So when you said "But that's what the other 16 top-flight teams not in the Cup are saying too " you also forgot that you'd already mentioned Middlesboro, so it should have been 'other 14', just as Wash-CARU FC (17) correctly pointed out. Wed 11 Mar 2009 11:42:15 GMT+1 tricky-knee59 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=56#comment46 Having watched most of what was a pretyy poor attempt at football, I have to say I do not know how Huth was allowed to stay on the pitch by the referee or his manager. His 'shall we dance/wrestle' routine at set pieces is about the only thing he's capable of on a pitch; he certainly has no football ability.I see Mary Whitehouse is answering her own question this week. Wed 11 Mar 2009 11:31:04 GMT+1 BlueAndBlue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=55#comment45 I think you will find that it was Steve Round who gave the Everton players the proverbials at half time. Not Moyes. I think this is well documented in the BBC Sports section. Please check your facts in future. Also it is well documented that Moyes looks like Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Not something from the deep as you suggest.Again please check facts. Wed 11 Mar 2009 10:57:38 GMT+1 lokoboy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=54#comment44 Yawn,yawn. Mate, I had a problem getting to the end of this piece. i had to use the scroll ball of my mouse more frequently. It indeed read like a suicide note. Cheer up, I think Stoke and Blackburn will join WBA in the Championship. Wed 11 Mar 2009 10:16:41 GMT+1 Gingeryid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=53#comment43 I liked the blog but sorry to say but if Boro is your team it's not going to get any better soon. The goals columns say it all - 20 scored 40 conceded.I was at the Spurs game and they played some very pretty football in the midfield but had nothing where it counts - centre backs where awful and I don't remember a worthwhile shot on goal if "Ali ad the air" of Fellaini he might have something worth writing about. I thought the best chant at about 9.55pm was "4-0 and a long way home" - most of them had gone by 9 actually! Wed 11 Mar 2009 09:41:00 GMT+1 goodwill_the_blue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=51#comment42 Not as sharp this week robbo, i can feel your pain, but can we put boro's season in perspective please!!!Up to Sunday 14 other premiership teams (and all of the championship, leagues 1 & 2) would have loved to still been in the cup, dreamin of a cup semi at wembley.The cup semis at wembley, no one likes the idea of them bein there, but we all wanna watch our team there in one.Boro's next 4 games are against pompey, stoke, bolton & hull, your destiny is in your own hands, but then again, after watchin you aginst the scousers, i bet you wish you were playin man u, chelski & villa.Good luck, i hope you stay up, the premiership needs more people like your chairman. Wed 11 Mar 2009 08:45:58 GMT+1 Wash http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=50#comment41 Just to be pedantic as I've had a lousy day but there are only 14 other top flight teams not left in the cup not 16.-------------------------------------------Well, lets take a careful look shall we- Man Utd, Everton, Arsenal, Hull and Chelsea. My maths says that's five, and subtracting that from the 20 teams in the top flight leaves 15.Or have I missed some unintended irony... Wed 11 Mar 2009 07:11:05 GMT+1 Last minute ad break http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=49#comment40 On the bright side, Boro beat Liverpool, Liverpool beat Real Madrid, so are Boro better than Real? In the words of Danny Baker - "technically, yes".I think Gareth has to go in the summer, whatever happens...we're crying out for an experienced manager. Wed 11 Mar 2009 00:38:40 GMT+1 tarquin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=48#comment39 Interesting new layout - does this mean the blog network is going to be made a bit easier to use?I'm in two minds if Robbo should remain if/when Boro go down - it'd be cool to have a bit more attention on the championship on the BBC, but he is also a source for banter about the big headlines of the day - and they are all from the Prem/Champions League, Boro won't even be on the radar any more Wed 11 Mar 2009 00:19:36 GMT+1 EnricoIlligitimitado http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=46#comment38 Rememeber playing against a Pakistani team in Qatar, had a fellow just like afroman, hair and everything, every time I picked up the ball and moved towards him he would charge at me and at the last minute close hie eyes and put up his arms to protect his face, your "deck chair" comparisson is exactly it what felt like. He would pick himself up and apolgise profusely then prepare for the inevitable free kick in exactly the same manner, the Qatari ref eventually explained to him if he did it again a yellow card would follow, so next time he managed to break four of my ribs, he was indeed yellow carded but as I was on my way way to hospital by then it didn't matter anyway......... Tue 10 Mar 2009 22:33:09 GMT+1 The insightful one http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=45#comment37 what-new format? You should always call a soil redistribution implement a soil redistribution instrument Robbo. Flippen 'eck Liverpool just battered Real! Tue 10 Mar 2009 21:46:04 GMT+1 GazUtd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=44#comment36 Any chance next weeks blog will be about "The Scouse Tumbler"?No?Didn't think so. Tue 10 Mar 2009 20:30:13 GMT+1 strangebuckyohare http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=43#comment35 Robbo, who told you Moyes gave them a rollicking? Your own webstie reported that Steve Round gave them a rollicking, as did several other major media outlets. Tue 10 Mar 2009 19:45:32 GMT+1 william harper http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=41#comment34 Robbo,don't you ever get fed up of writing about the Premiership as if it's the be all and end all of football.Try writing about the problems and the plight of the lower league teams.50%(and that is a conservative estimate)of the Football League clubs and a higher percentage of the BSP and the feeder leagues are on the point of meltdown.The present pyramid structure of pro and semi-pro clubs is beginning to look extremely shaky,so what happens to a pyramid when the base goes eh?.where will the premiership be without the Football League.As in mythology it will consume itself.So how about it Robbo ?. Tue 10 Mar 2009 19:38:49 GMT+1 Hungry Hibbo's http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=40#comment33 You have to be joking over Fellaini's treatment on sunday! Pogatetz and Huth were an absolute joke, how they got away with their conduct! Hopefully justice will be done in being relegated for playing so cheaply and poorly, Fellaini is hardly difficult to mark, especially being 6ft+ players themselves therefore unpsorting behaviour is a disgrace, especially "mad dog" pogagtez, a player so concerned with a reputation despite not being nowhere near a decent player Tue 10 Mar 2009 19:31:42 GMT+1 NEARPOSTHEADER http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=39#comment32 Absolute tosh Robbo, go get a haircut. A new addition to the Oxford English Dictionary:"A fellaini" - a cushioned headerWatching the Everton game, if Fellaini was all elbows then Huth was all arms, elbows, hands - just about any part of his body to wrap around that of the Hair Bear Bunched One. Huth was more boa constrictor than central defender. I half-expected to see him stick out a long, forked tongue.Shame about your goalie - about as decisive on crosses as a woman in a handbag megastore. Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:54:52 GMT+1 kinglofthouse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=38#comment31 This post has been Removed Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:38:43 GMT+1 NeilG42 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=37#comment30 Just to be pedantic as I've had a lousy day but there are only 14 other top flight teams not left in the cup not 16. Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:35:39 GMT+1 NeilG42 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=35#comment29 "Remember there's fizzy pop and lemon drizzle cake for anyone who can tackle!" - yet another classic, way to go Robbo !! Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:26:42 GMT+1 Retirethenumber17shirt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=34#comment28 Robbo mate. Looked to me like your inept centre halves, Rob Octomonkey Huth and Hatchet Harry Pogatetz can be beaten by anyone with a bad haircut. You don't need to single out the Felli Fella. Let's face it, with a head like a hairy mushroom, he doesn't need to jump - just trap the ball in those curls and walk it past Brad Flappa Jones. Sorry, big guy but get used to life in the Championship. Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:24:30 GMT+1 Wud82 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=33#comment27 9. At 4:03pm on 10 Mar 2009, Friendlycard wrote:This gave me a good laugh too - it's on the footbal "quotes of the week" page:"Sit down Pinocchio!"Chant by Spurs fans to Gareth Southgate. ------------------------------------------------------------------------I reckon he looks more like a Warewolf on the turn!!(I bet this won't last more than 5 mins on here) Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:12:15 GMT+1 Clint http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=32#comment26 It looks that way certainly but this season there's no Derby, who last season just knew it in themselves they were down. WBA are in the worst position but I reckon they are capable of sneaking a few more wins this season so I reckon even they might be in with a chance of survival on the last day.As a Blackburn fan, I hope that's not the case but I can see a very nervy final day of the season for many teams Tue 10 Mar 2009 18:12:01 GMT+1 B_Ri http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=30#comment25 #25I think West Brom are pretty much dead cert to go down, it's the remaining two that are hard to pick out. Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:55:10 GMT+1 Clint http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=29#comment24 The relegation fight is going to the last day, there will probably be a record number of teams involved too. It is impossible to say who's going down at the moment so every team has cause for optimism.As for the title, that one looks fairly signed and sealed. If anyone wants to see the extent of Rafa throwing the title away look no further than the Bundasliga, where on loan Livepool striker Andrey Voronin cannot stop scoring goals for a team that are headed for the title, that was surely the worst bit of business by any Prem manager this season..... Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:54:22 GMT+1 B_Ri http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=28#comment23 Before you have a go at Fellaini's "do" Robbo, maybe you should hold your hands up that your team has the ugliest manager in football.I hope 'Boro go down just so I don't have to see his face on MOTD anymore. Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:53:10 GMT+1 saintalfonzo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=27#comment22 "He's all elbows 'n' all, isn't he? Sooner or later some centre-half's going to wake up in a hospital bed and tell the nurses: "I had this dream I was being attacked by a deck-chair" and they'll have to tell him he was marking a big Belgian lad"If your centre half had woken up in hospital it would have been the maternity ward as he spent most of the game with his arms round Fellaini. I'd be all elbows if some bloke was trying to cuddle me all game. Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:47:07 GMT+1 Photo-Ed http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=25#comment21 Hi RobboThe thing that lurks at the back of my mind is Dwain was so much faster than the opposition last weekend. If he was that good clean why did he need drugs before or is it the other side of the coin - stillI don't know but I am afraid I get more cynical as I get older Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:40:43 GMT+1 Boshorange http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=24#comment20 This post has been Removed Tue 10 Mar 2009 17:05:06 GMT+1 collie21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=23#comment19 Sorry i can't even get to the end, when you start having a go at people for what they look like I loose interest. It's school yard humour, very young school yard. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:58:58 GMT+1 Rabster http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=22#comment18 I normally quite enjoy your ramblings but this was poor. I understand you are depressed, so why not employ some of that bitterness? Most comedy is based on 'failure' at some level but this seemed more like a suicide note."Gareth you never encouraged me, but it is my fault not yours."I'm beginning to wonder if this mythical pub even exists. Do you really sit around discussing cricket and athletics?Whilst I agree that playing the semi-finals at Wembley is a nonsense, I suspect the 4-0 gubbing by Tottenham is eating you up more. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:58:18 GMT+1 cmr-oafc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=20#comment17 "I heard Ferguson explaining how hard it is to leave out world-class players week after week and oh I could have wept for the poor soul. What with that and Abramovich losing all them roubles, I just can't get over how cruel life can be sometimes."Well said! Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:51:56 GMT+1 canadakillie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=19#comment16 This post has been Removed Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:38:40 GMT+1 gavin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=18#comment15 Van Nistelrooy family reunion!!!!!!! Pure genius Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:33:02 GMT+1 excitedmanutd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=17#comment14 Robbo wrote:"So we're left with the usual cliches: we'll concentrate on the league, keep our minds on survival, and know that we can come again."That "come again" bit cracked me up. Slip of the... something. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:31:52 GMT+1 Hargo A Go Go http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=16#comment13 Here's to hoping Jose with a little help from Wazza and the boys make you feel worse on Wednesday. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:31:19 GMT+1 GazUtd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=14#comment12 So are we allowed to comment this week then?Robbo, so you can't imagine anyone called Gareth giving such a rant then? Maybe you should read back over my previous comments!Us Gareth's can rant with the best of them! Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:28:41 GMT+1 Spitfire http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=13#comment11 For your sake Robbo, I hope Boro stay up.I mean it would damm right arduous clicking open the championship table. Premier League needs your stream of whatever it may be at any given day.Atleast now, all relevant information can be had on one page. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:20:30 GMT+1 discoagogo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=12#comment10 To say the truth Robbo, this is the worst blog you have done this year. Next time when you have nothing to write just take the day off.-------------------------That's like me saying 'next time i can't think of anything good to write in a uni assignment i'll just skip it.' Life's not like that i'm afriad... Sorry Robbo, but i think Boro are on their way (to be replaced by Bristol City of course.) Pinnochio just doesn't motivate the players well enough, the same thing happened in last years quarter final vs Cardiff. Other managers (e.g. Moyes) can, it's time you got someone better in... Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:13:37 GMT+1 Whiteoutloud http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=11#comment9 Let's be perfectly honest Robbo. The Boro just didn't deserve it on the day.As you say, they had a decent first half but lost the plot (and the courage) in the second half. None of which was helped by Count Dracula in goal, and you thought Gomes didn't like crosses.To be frank, Boro have always been the same. They beat teams that should hammer them and have a footballing memory block when playing sides they should be competing with and probably beating. It's that rollercoaster that most fans have to deal with on a weekly basis. Those that don't, support teams 400 miles away (wink wink).Cheer up, the beer will start to taste great again after the first gallon. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:04:55 GMT+1 Friendlycard http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=9#comment8 This gave me a good laugh too - it's on the footbal "quotes of the week" page:"Sit down Pinocchio!"Chant by Spurs fans to Gareth Southgate. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:03:59 GMT+1 God-Supports-ManUnited http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=8#comment7 To say the truth Robbo, this is the worst blog you have done this year. Next time when you have nothing to write just take the day off. Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:01:15 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=7#comment6 Now then, we're not done for yet. Quite pleased with the 'drunken stream of consciousness' remark. Some people refer to me blogs as a drunken stream of summat much worse. Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:57:41 GMT+1 discoagogo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=6#comment5 what a meandering ramble. reads like a drunken stream of consciousness. I wish I had your job!------------------------That's unfair; the poor man said himself he's very upset. Just wait till you see what he writes when Boro go down:) Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:52:23 GMT+1 BigGameBendtner- 5 more to go til B52 gets 50 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=4#comment4 The Fellaini hair line had me cracking up! First time post, this is always a quality readsurprised there was no mention of Eboue's goal given the rariety of the thing Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:50:35 GMT+1 Friendlycard http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=3#comment3 Good blog again, Robbo. "Faces were so long it was like a van Nistelrooy family reunion" - made me laugh out loud! Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:46:01 GMT+1 Smuggalicious http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=2#comment2 what a meandering ramble. reads like a drunken stream of consciousness. I wish I had your job! Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:36:07 GMT+1 kevthered83 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=1#comment1 Not meaning to be picky but there are 15 top flight teams not in the cup, not 16.Lets just hope the moderators dont see that as breaking house rules and ban me! Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:36:04 GMT+1 Christian_Dailly_Religious_Magazine http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/03/down_the_dwain_again.html?page=0#comment0 Well at least you don't support Charlton, eh Robbo. Tue 10 Mar 2009 15:34:47 GMT+1