Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html en-gb 30 Fri 28 Nov 2014 15:09:18 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html W11SUPERHOOPER http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=97#comment36 I now come on these boards just to read the comments having a pop at Claridge, which are always pretty amusing. But, as a QPR fan, who have earned a reputation for slating him to the hilt on this page, let's see if we can leave him be for a week.There's nothing like a forum for debate, but sometimes I've seen people slagging him off and it seems like they've had a go without seemingly watching the video. I'm not a relative of Claridge, nor a massive fan, if I want Jonathan Wilson type analysis, I'll read what he's got to say, to be fair. Wed 13 Apr 2011 09:23:15 GMT+1 bigli http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=94#comment35 Certainly have to agree with the guy that said Claridge is a "championship" pundit because he certainly knows nothing about Gillingham Football Club if that is his opinion, our bad form had nothing to do with losing Simeon Jackson, we were rubbish last season with him in the team, we went an entire season without a single away win with him in the team, we just had an awfull manager who has been shown up as such at Barnet this season (just wish we had the forsight to sack him at christmas as well). this season we have been slaugtered by injuries in the first 3 months of th season and the upturn in fortunes has co-incided with getting that elusive away win and a whole host of players returning, losing Jackson made no difference to us at all Fri 14 Jan 2011 13:35:53 GMT+1 Ad http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=91#comment34 Ha ha @34!! I too can't see this video blog. I'm told our proxy server is based in Germany so we get BBC World unless specifying .../sport, might explain why other's can't see it.... i.e. service providers abroad.I'd prefer text, that way I can read it without people thinking I'm not doing any work and watching videos!!! :) Tue 11 Jan 2011 15:22:15 GMT+1 Ulysses http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=89#comment33 Sit up straight man - You're on the telly! Mon 10 Jan 2011 17:53:50 GMT+1 Geijo lets go http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=86#comment32 Actually I'm with Steve this week FV. It sounds stupid when said out loud, but we need change to make sure that things don't change too much. He's hit the nail on the head. Mon 10 Jan 2011 12:57:07 GMT+1 Garry Nelson Is A Legend http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=83#comment31 Mr Claridge could you please write the blog or make it available in all areas as I am a Charlton Athletic supporter living in spain but can't access your football league blogs.Thank you and I hope to see this problem resolved Sat 08 Jan 2011 15:11:16 GMT+1 No6forLocksHeath http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=81#comment30 Oh and Fiorentina Viola - I've watched him play many times and he is a class player. Great feet, doesn't give the ball away often, always gives it 100%, brave and leads the line well. He played 800 games for 15 clubs cos thats a measure of how in demand his services were. Scored goals wherever he went and was a massive favourite at Fratton Park. Leicester and Pompey fans don't agree on much but both rate him as a club legend. Fri 07 Jan 2011 22:38:04 GMT+1 No6forLocksHeath http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=78#comment29 Claridge is a rarity these days. Doesn't sit on the fence, doesn't litter his opinions with worn-out cliches, happy to court controversy and is comfortable and knowledgable about the 72 league clubs (not just the top 20 in the Prem).Give me Super Stevie Claridge any day of the week. Like Lee Dixon and, dare I say - Graham Taylor, he has a refreshing and honest approach to punditry and I hope he enjoys a successful career.Oh, and ChocolateBoxKid - we both know why he's not bigged up your lot down the wrong end of the M27!! Fri 07 Jan 2011 21:17:50 GMT+1 johnboy41 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=75#comment28 "luke1978 wrote:people keep saying how bad claridge is as a pundit. you need to remember he is a 'chamionship' pundit. if you go to a championship game you dont expect premiership football? if you listen to a championship blog dont expect premiership analysis"Actually if its the BBc I do expect a high quality analysis - just because its the FL why should we have a Pl quality punditry?Personally I find Claridge's outpuorings pretty banal and often not interesting or insightful. Is he an expert because he played 800 matches for 15 different clubs? To me that means he wasn't good enough to stick anywhere! Fri 07 Jan 2011 16:29:40 GMT+1 pauge http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=72#comment27 3Lions_RJ My mistake re man yoo loanees at Ipswich. Hope you're happy to see the back of keane as (mis)manager. Fri 07 Jan 2011 12:32:27 GMT+1 luke1978 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=70#comment26 people keep saying how bad claridge is as a pundit. you need to remember he is a 'chamionship' pundit. if you go to a championship game you dont expect premiership football? if you listen to a championship blog dont expect premiership analysis. Fri 07 Jan 2011 10:41:42 GMT+1 3Lions_RJ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=67#comment25 Pauge- I totally agree with your criticism of Fergie, and it was very unprofessional behaviour.However, your comment about us (Ipswich) is completely irrelevant as we have no United loanees currently at the club.It actually looks as if he has been sacked!! Fri 07 Jan 2011 06:30:28 GMT+1 at0micandy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=64#comment24 sadly I can't easily see video in the way I use the internet, but that's ok, there are planty of people who can see it and can enjoy it. A transcript somewhere would be a help, but I can live without. Thu 06 Jan 2011 22:19:32 GMT+1 7632763467 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=62#comment23 This post has been Removed Thu 06 Jan 2011 21:41:44 GMT+1 pauge http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=59#comment22 "I have no issues with Sir Alex"??? Except of course you do have issues Steve, as you demonstrated by your further remarks. So why do you have to qualify your perfectly valid criticism of his policy of only benefitting the manager and not the club with the loan players? Yeh, I've heard all the man yoo apologists and I'm not interested, Ferguson should be roundly criticised for the way he carries on. If the Ipswich manager gets sacked in the next week or so, will Ferguson take back the loan players there? Thu 06 Jan 2011 21:41:22 GMT+1 la31 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=56#comment21 How come Steve hasn't mentioned anything about how well Southampton are doing having gone from the relegation zone to 2nd in league one relatively unnoticed? Thu 06 Jan 2011 21:14:16 GMT+1 DorisStokes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=54#comment20 This post has been Removed Thu 06 Jan 2011 20:13:27 GMT+1 hmmno http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=51#comment19 The format of this fine but what I don't understand is why steve claridge has a job at all on the bbc.Hes too self obsessed and thinks he is right all the time.His comments about villa on final score after their 4-0 drubbing at city were ridiculous; moaning about the fact villa players didnt moan at the referee when a shot was cleared off the line. Basically saying dissent it okay and should occur. Thu 06 Jan 2011 19:58:08 GMT+1 No6forLocksHeath http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=48#comment18 Don't get why so many are moaning about the format of Claridge Kicks Off.It's as though people haven't seen a video on t'internet before.Do you guys stare at planes in the sky too - wondering what they are? Thu 06 Jan 2011 19:12:31 GMT+1 TomNFFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=45#comment17 Don't normally have a problem viewing these videos but couldntn't get past the first minute on this one, just kept getting the frustrating spinning circle! I had to try about 5 or 6 times before it finally worked.Anyways, question for Steve:What do you make of Marcus Tudgays recent performances and his permanent move to Nottingham Forest?And who else do you think would be a good addition to our squad?Also, do you think we can still get automatic promotion? Thu 06 Jan 2011 18:21:18 GMT+1 shoong http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=43#comment16 Did Steve Claridge actually win anything during his 'illustrious' career...? Thu 06 Jan 2011 17:06:09 GMT+1 MarktheHorn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=40#comment15 I agree with Mr Claridge that we need a takeover to happen so we can be secure money wise and not have to sell or even lose our manager! Thu 06 Jan 2011 16:55:52 GMT+1 NoFrillz http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=37#comment14 Can't view the video - connection too slow. Thu 06 Jan 2011 16:43:27 GMT+1 the_last_devil_standing http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=35#comment13 Steve, can you not write????? so annoying not being able to see the video!! :( Thu 06 Jan 2011 15:11:41 GMT+1 Yossarian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=32#comment12 Well, I read a pagefull of text telling me what he was going to be talking about.... then came to a video. Would it REALLY be that hard to have the video at the top, and a full transcription underneath for those not wanting to watch the video? What about the hard of hearing? Does this method breach accessibility rules? Thu 06 Jan 2011 11:43:26 GMT+1 Journeyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=29#comment11 Terrible blog name, terrible blog, terrible pundit Thu 06 Jan 2011 10:31:52 GMT+1 30STMLCFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=27#comment10 You lot who moan, it's not Steve's fault that the BBC want to move on with the digital times. If you want to read something, there are plenty of football blogs on sites like tumblr or blogpost and the like. Go read them. Don't blame Steve for what he probably has no control over.I find what Claridge says quite interesting (especially as he used one of my questions in one of the first few blogs!). Nevertheless, I tune in each week to listen to what he has to say. And if you moan each week and know what's gonna come each week, don't open the link! Thu 06 Jan 2011 08:20:30 GMT+1 ChocolateBoxKid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=24#comment9 Can't view the video, but I'm guessing that Steve makes no mention of how well Southampton are doing? Thu 06 Jan 2011 07:53:24 GMT+1 the_fantastic_alistair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=21#comment8 #7 leftbackviews knows how to write an insightful piece, well done!This "video blog", however, falls dismally short and I long for a spin-off called CLARIDGE SHUTS UP. Worse thing is he's on everything -- this, FL show, mon night club & even droned on during the arsenal/chelsea game. :( Thu 06 Jan 2011 02:23:45 GMT+1 Tricefc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=18#comment7 Preston face real problems! Sacked manager, Fergy and Pulis have called back all their loan signings, Parkins gone to Cardiff and they lost to Palace!!#7 leftbackviews blogpost is a great read definitely worth a view Steve. Thu 06 Jan 2011 00:24:05 GMT+1 leftbackviews http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=16#comment6 Have a read of my blog article looking at the relegation battle in the Championship, specifically the situation that Crystal Palace and Preston find themselves in.http://upper90magazine.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/the-championship-turned-upside-down/ Thu 06 Jan 2011 00:05:13 GMT+1 PPPNNNEEE (M.O.C.) http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=13#comment5 ltfcunited... Just be glad he doesn't, that's all I have to say. Wed 05 Jan 2011 22:56:04 GMT+1 Emilio_Heskeynho http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=10#comment4 'I have been impressed by the BBC's Championship coverage in general'Well I think it's bloody awful Wed 05 Jan 2011 22:12:53 GMT+1 Superman69 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=8#comment3 Dear oh dear. Check out Matt Slater for a decent read on football guys. His blogs are well researched and informative. Really in-depth understanding of the game. Unlike some... Wed 05 Jan 2011 22:12:09 GMT+1 In Off The Ghost http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=5#comment2 I usually like Steve Claridge's punditry, but I think this video format is a bit rubbish. However, I have been impressed by the BBC's Championship coverage in general, I just hope there will be some more live games on in the future. Shame to see Ferguson and Burley get the sack, but you can't really argue. Both in the relegation zone with the window coming up, maybe a new manager can turn things around. I can't see why anyone would want Coppell after what happened at Bristol City.http://www.inofftheghost.com Wed 05 Jan 2011 22:00:16 GMT+1 steve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=2#comment1 I agree, Why doesn't Claridge write his blog, like a normal pundit?The video is not available in my area, so thata that.I really enjoyed Gavin Strachan and Michael Gray, now this rubbish. Wed 05 Jan 2011 21:43:46 GMT+1 icecubed http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/steveclaridge/2011/01/claridge_kicks_off_8.html?page=0#comment0 Why doesn't Claridge write his blog, like a normal pundit? Wed 05 Jan 2011 20:58:17 GMT+1