Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html en-gb 30 Tue 05 May 2015 01:26:17 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html ChelseArsenal http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=96#comment30 Correct me if i'm wrong Robbo but wasn't it you who said that Chelsea would win nought this season, in fact you said this season would be (let's see if i can remember correctly) 'slightly worse than the last one with nothing to show for it at the end' Mon 20 Apr 2009 08:28:09 GMT+1 Whiteoutloud http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=93#comment29 Robbo - Got to agree, football is a simple game and every now and again a return to basic principles is required. A perfect example was last night at Eastlands. The telling stats were offsides Hamburg - 1, Man City - 12 (Caiceda - 10). It's not rocket science, look along the line and stay a yard on the right side. If you are attacking, and the attack breaks down, don't wander aimlessly around bemoaning your lack of touch/incisive pass. Get onside and prepare for the next wave. How much do these idiots get paid?Nice thoughts on Hillsborough, I also spared a thought for all the Forest fans who witnessed it all first hand, a memory that will never be forgotten. STILL WAITING FOR JUSTICE FOR THE 96!!! Fri 17 Apr 2009 14:52:26 GMT+1 aeroFormac http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=90#comment28 20 years ago me and some mates went to Parkhead for a Cup Semi Final. There was a crush, gates were opened and chants of "we want an ambulance" from the Rangers fans. We all thought we had been treated worse than cattle again. Then we went home and saw the tv pictures of the people dying,crushed against Sheffield steel barriers that buckled and tore.My god. Fri 17 Apr 2009 13:32:28 GMT+1 ltsFOOTBALLnotSoccer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=87#comment27 Sorry Robbo, but this is just too laboured and your blogs are getting repetitive and tiresome. You just get the feeling that with every sentence your trying just a bit too hard to come up a funny reference.This zonal marking thing is a bit of a joke though, its funny how Liverpool have only conceded 8 goals at home (least in the league), 21 in total yet there isnt a big fuss made about their zonal marking then. Chelsea had a good day, Liverpool had a bad one, its as simple as that. Chelsea will get beat by Barca (as Liverpool probably would have) and win nothing anyway so lets not get too excited. Lets hope that for once in a while, the best team in the competition win it....Barca, obviously. Fri 17 Apr 2009 13:07:06 GMT+1 andyjacksonWAFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=83#comment26 WHAT A BLOG! every week, i have discovered this over last week and read all blogs so far. this one didnt come up in the bbc football pager though and had to search for it on google. bit annoying as best blog by mile.how do you think of the stuff? as i jounalist myself i cant think of some of the comical metaphors you seem to splurt. 10/10, love it. to make someone laugh by reading something is a true art. the best one is the dog zonal marking commnet, priceless! Fri 17 Apr 2009 12:50:08 GMT+1 boothener http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=80#comment25 Robbo! These blogs keep me sane on the long dark days of work! I'm a Stoke City Lady and know your pain of will we/wont me, I dare not hope that we'll stay up as it'd be too painful if we go down. I fancy our chances though!Anyway just thought I'd add my view that your blogs are excellent and those who criticise, obviously have no understanding of good writing Fri 17 Apr 2009 10:41:25 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=77#comment24 #23To be fair, I'm not recycling Skiptoo and Hassungotta so much as trying to firmly establish them in the mind of the reader. Fri 17 Apr 2009 09:34:27 GMT+1 raszobbo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=74#comment23 Chelsea have not won the CL yet. And they will not. And Robbo, this is the first blog in 10 days... I expected one on monday.. but awesome blog as always mate. You rock!! Fri 17 Apr 2009 07:19:49 GMT+1 CarefreeCoors http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=70#comment22 'Now where is the family of the deceased?'Fantastic, laugh out loud funny. I even forgive you for the recycled Malouda and Kalou jokes (they were good the first time) because the rest was too good.I have to agree with aussieferret. I actually recall you saying Chelsea will sneak the Champions League so good call there, but they aint won it yet. There is the little matter of Barcelona twice then either Arsenal or United again.That zonal marking thing is a load of garbage. Alonso was man-marking Ivanovic for the first, Ivanovic just beat him (and two other Liverpool players) to the ball. Great run to the front post, solid header, great goal. The second was poor marking but another good header. Just a bit sick of Liverpool fans making excuses as to why we beat them, that's all. Fri 17 Apr 2009 04:52:12 GMT+1 aussieferret23 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=67#comment21 don't get too out your tree Robbo, chelsea have won nothing yet. If they beat Liverpool, Barca and man u then gloat away but till then lets keep it shut Fri 17 Apr 2009 03:37:35 GMT+1 Chelsea_Jakeinho http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=64#comment20 I do hope Hiddink will stay... Unlikely but I remain hopeful. Thu 16 Apr 2009 22:17:23 GMT+1 ian09rush http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=61#comment19 Well and true that Dutch Hiddink's got sommit under his grey head but mind you again, a Special Portugese called Jose still can't stop laughing at the Chelsea defense nowadays Thu 16 Apr 2009 20:55:56 GMT+1 adm531 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=58#comment18 excellent. very amusing Thu 16 Apr 2009 19:41:55 GMT+1 madeiraman57 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=54#comment17 Mr Blueburns.The players are'nt very good sorry to say and even the 'Special One' couldn't save them now !!( or Shearer...... ). Thu 16 Apr 2009 18:31:17 GMT+1 NeilG42 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=51#comment16 Robbo's line of the week :-And I thought the memorial service at Anfield was very moving. Losing to Chelsea put in perspective. It's not that important really, football. Not as important as honouring the people who died for the love of it.Need I say more, I am old enough to remember it, as I am Bradford and Heysel. May it never happen again. Thu 16 Apr 2009 16:40:05 GMT+1 Xavierneville http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=48#comment15 All posts are reactively moderated. What does this mean?That this blog is better than McNulty's because he can't take the hammer his top four sycophanistism deserves.....Sorry robbo needed to get hat off my chest! Hiddink is good, and clearly he will stay at Chelsea because in england you get pies and clearly he likes pies, but don't we all?Well as for the 'Boro the least you can do is win at St James' and drag the barcodes down with you....a modicum of satisfaction. I'm sorry there's no optimism here, but I cant see you saving yourselvesAt least you've made everton win the cup, the stats say the last four teams to knock the 'Boro out have gone on to win the Cup....... Thu 16 Apr 2009 16:27:44 GMT+1 Zulu Warrior http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=45#comment14 Proper good blog Robbo. Good perspectives and a decent read.Big question is....Do we lose you if Boro drop from Prem? After all, Boro v. Donny is hardly going stimulate your literary juices (or ours).If you have to (for contractual reasons, of course) attend at a Premiership club other than Boro - Which one would you choose? The Barcodes (snigger)and Sunderland might be closest, but they may be gone as well! It can't be Man U cos ypu insult them too often as you do the other 3 of 4. Maybe we can turn you into a Toffee or a Villain, temporarily, until the Boro return. Does Stoke (Delap throws) or Bolton beckon? So which team is going to let you keep your perspective intact if the Boro of George Campsell et al depart. Thu 16 Apr 2009 16:11:33 GMT+1 d1sciples http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=41#comment13 What a great blog. Entertaining and accurate without the need for political correctness. I thought when Chelsea lost the champions league final last year they would win this year. I still think that will happen, although I had my doubts until Big Phil was axed. Thu 16 Apr 2009 15:58:25 GMT+1 MrBlueBurns http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=38#comment12 Robbo & madeiraman57Do either of you believe that Hiddink could save 'Boro or is the players that are just, well, pants? Thu 16 Apr 2009 15:29:46 GMT+1 madeiraman57 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=35#comment11 Good blog Robbo.Spot on about Mr Hiddink, a class Manager who was on my short list for the England job ( tother was Capello ). As a Man United fan..... I reckon he, as Chelsea's boss will provide the stiffest test to my team ( other than themselves )in winning the P/L and IF they beat Barca, again for the C/L.Somehow, I reckon United will just have too much for a very good Arsenal team.Sorry to say I think Boro will be in the Championship graveyard soon, maybe good guy Managers can't make the grade in the P/L.? Thu 16 Apr 2009 15:27:55 GMT+1 DenistheGenius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=32#comment10 ...on the contrary - 'tis a term of endearment, mate! your ability at keeping footy journalism amusing and honest compares to the ball skills of the Juninhos, Ronaldinhos, Robinhos of the world (not to mention blessed mr.Bergkamp).would you rather i address you as "the man in the grey bra"? kinda catchy...still think "Grey Bra night @ the Blue Bell" could be a hit - who's with me on this?! Thu 16 Apr 2009 15:26:41 GMT+1 TrotterUSA http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=29#comment9 Chuckle chuckle chuckle, thanks Robbo. Big Phil wasn't really running things was he? I reckon he left all that nitty gritty to Butch Wilkins, one of the most accomplished and prolific sideways passers in the history of football. All they needed was permission to glance up field now and then. Thu 16 Apr 2009 14:49:01 GMT+1 Robbo Robson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=25#comment8 What's all this Robbinho nickname nonsense, Denis? Are you calling me an expensive liability?Any road as for the Boro, I wouldn't say I believe again after that scruffy 3-1 v Hull, but at I am at least agnostic. Hull could still go, if they don't get summat at Sunderland. Thu 16 Apr 2009 14:15:41 GMT+1 DenistheGenius http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=22#comment7 nice Robbinho - but how would you know about that grey brassiere, unless you fancy the occassional dress-up, eh? i think if Boro manage to stay up, you should pull a Cleese and strut around the Blue Bell for a night - then you can replace yer cartoon pic with a proper photo! bet the BBC would love that idea...kah-mon Arsenal! Thu 16 Apr 2009 13:42:47 GMT+1 Spitfire http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=19#comment6 Of course you was korrekt, as you always is! Thu 16 Apr 2009 13:22:45 GMT+1 CJ_Spur http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=16#comment5 Nice article Robbo as per usual.Do you think your lot have turned the corner though and will have enough to beat the drop? Another big game this weekend! Thu 16 Apr 2009 12:44:43 GMT+1 Federer=Elegance http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=12#comment4 Good Blog as usual Robbo..but sure you forgot to mention Man Utd getting Lucky for the Last 4 games and not just Cristiano "Princess"Ronaldo's flke strike! Thu 16 Apr 2009 12:44:05 GMT+1 Edd M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=9#comment3 Robbo! A whole article, published the day after, and not one mention of the Gelled Tumbler's (successful) attempt to emulate your sublime strike as described in the last blog? Check the server's logs, I guarantee there's been a few visits from IP addresses related to Old Trafford... Thu 16 Apr 2009 12:26:28 GMT+1 LallanaWonderland http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=6#comment2 Yep, the Hillsborough tributes do put the football into perspective. I'm going to Hillsborough on Saturday and will be sat with the away fans in the lower tier of Lepping Lane End, which will be very eerie. I'm glad in a way to get a chance to share a minutes silence for the 96, having not been born at the time.Good article, and yes what a game! The 4-4. I needed some valium after that one. Thu 16 Apr 2009 11:58:30 GMT+1 LallanaWonderland http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=3#comment1 Cracking.If you like Robbo's blogs join the Facebook group! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47427024123&ref=tsIf you don't, join this one! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47427024123&ref=ts#/group.php?sid=28962a807e05a942d3280a341d401491&gid=2388311784&ref=search Thu 16 Apr 2009 11:24:30 GMT+1 wildonionbagger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/robborobson/2009/04/hiddink_in_the_pink.html?page=0#comment0 Nice one. Thu 16 Apr 2009 11:20:56 GMT+1