Friday, 29 October 2010

2018 and all that

FIFA.

What does it stand for?

Foreign Infidels Fixing Association. The Fuck It Financial Alliance. Football Is Feeling Ashamed. I dunno. Every time this country puts in a bid to host the World Cup you get the impression that the last place folks want the tournament to be hosted is the country with the perfect infrastructure in place.

These revelations that a couple of blokes might have up for the odd sweetener are about as surprising as discovering that Nick Clegg is a smug unctuous deceitful public school git. In both cases we kind of always knew.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that FIFA is corrupt to its core. But only cos there might be one or two lawyers cruising the mean streets of this particular blogosphere looking for a way to screw an innocent slanderer of his hard-earned cash.

World governing body Giant Sepp Blatter's pulled in the 'ethics committee' with his fairy-tale cry of 'FIFA-fo-fum, I smell the blood of a Tahitian.'

Yes, one of the (possibly) guilty men who FIFA have suspended is from that hot-bed of footballing fervour, Tahiti. Ta-fecking-hiti. I mean I’m all for everyone having a say, but even Wigan Athletic haven’t tracked down the Tahitian Maradona yet, so I doubt there is one. I’d be all for some grass-skirted woman’s footy team, mind.....



Sorry drifted off there...

The other fella was Nigerian. That round-robin e-mail entitled WORLD CUP VOTE FOR SALE was not the wisest idea. Although there’s bound to be some provincial town council that’s fallen for it and lost ten grand on the deal.

The latest spat with the Russians is just marvellous. Some bloke called the England 2018 bid “absolutely primitive" and "comical". Which would be fine if he was describing our centre-forward.

Now I’m not the sort of shaven-headed twat who tattoos the Union Jack on his arse and whose greatest desire would be to go down on our beloved Queen but I do take a big slab of umbrage when someone starts slagging off our attempt to host the greatest sporting tournament there is.

There were also some references to the fact that all our young people get hammered, and violent, and the country is uncivilized. Which made me want to find the bastard and tip my pint over his head.

I’ve seen enough about Russia on the telly to know that when it comes to getting pissed on clear liquids which are indistinguishable from meths your Russian fella takes some beating. I mean for Chrissakes they elected the biggest pisshead in world politics as their leader. Yeltsin! Why would anyone choose to have a bumbling white-haired numpty in charge? If you’re a Londoner you will be able to answer this question.



Of course Putin’s appeared in public looking more orange than a Teesside beauty on a Friday night cos it appears he’s covering up a massive shiner. Lovely David Cameron would never appear in public-looking like that (unless perhaps I happened across him).

Oh and we have, apparently, got a problem in this country with racism. This is a Russian talking. From Russia, that bastion of political correctness. I mean I know for a fact that Joe Stalin had an enormous back-catalogue of early Malian music and was a devotee of Gujurati cooking.

Me, I hope England do win the race. But there’s one thing counting against us. (Apart from, obviously, that the streets of our cities are rife with criminals, drunks and Neanderthals). England is the perfect bail-out country should the wheels come off when Russia or whoever gets the bid.

We are Plan B, Unless the mere touch of Becks’s lapel has turned Blatter into a giddy girl. But I doubt that. I don’t see how Spain/Portugal can get 2018 and Qatar 2022 now without a shedload of derision and suspicion. But I reckon Russia might get it, if only cos Sepp likes to imagine that he’s spreading the gospel of footy around a bit rather than making sure that the best prepared country gets the deal.

Meanwhile, the citizens of Teesside are eagerly awaiting Tony Mowbray’s first game in charge at the Riverside. Mowbray’s promised to give the players he didn’t pick much at Celtic a fair crack at the whip. Don’t fret, Tony, pet. They’ve not been up to much so far.

But even if the downward spiral continues I don’t think we’ll be getting on Tony’s back too much. He’s Boro through and through. His Dad was a steelworker, he can still smell the Bovril from his time on the Ayresome terraces. It’s not in the nature of a Teessider to get too sentimental about owt, but having a bloke in the manager’s chair who grew up watching the club does make you want to embrace the man in a butch and purely platonic way.



And I’d rather Tone than that arch seat-hopper Sven-Goran Eriksson. You can’t help liking old Sven but my God the man’s been round more blocks than a dustbin lorry. And his main talent appears to be doing the old press conference chat like a kind of Swedish Des Lynam.

Leicester fans would of course have preferred O’Neill to return in Tigger-mode to the Walkers Stadium touchline, but they may as well whistle for the return of a lithe twenty-something crisp-finisher like Lineker.

Sousa did his best, but Swiss defender Bruno Berner’s suggested that the Portuguese had them playing too much 4-3-3 and maybe ‘passing the ball a bit too much’. Ah, Bruno. Two years you’ve been here and you’re already thinking like an Englishman.

But any road, the Boro have got one our own in charge. And life feels just slightly more bearable.

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  2. Russia really have a bit of cheek calling Britain primitive. It's one of the most racist countries in Europe, it's one of the few countries that actually has a declining population because of it's anti immigration policies.

    And with regards to violent crime, the mafiosa there is in bed with the politicians. If journalist starts snooping into something...say Chechnya then a hit man takes them out......allegedly.

    FIFA corrupt! Never, Jesus Christ Septic Bladder could run the Russian Mafia, actually I reckon he does. Yes you heard it here first!....ooooh this tea tastes funny....cough...cough...choke.....why are my balls glowing?......cough...choke....die

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  3. Good stuff Robbo sir.

    Russia should win the bid, afteral they payed good money for it.

    Good luck to TW, he has a good pedigree of getting out of the Championship, unfortunatly his record is just as good getting back into it.

    Dungheap time....... BOOOIIINNNGGG.

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  4. Just to reinforce your point Robbo, this footage was taken by a local news station at a mine in Russia. There had been a spate of accidents in recent weeks and the allegation was that there was a problem with drinking. Here is the foreman refuting the allegations:-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL0-8v9pyKk

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  5. I'd like to see England win it but I'm sure it won't, it just doesn't fit the bill of developing a country with football.

    But lets be honest, if England did get the World Cup and then won it, we would still be slagged off as rubbish coz we can only win it on home soil.

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  6. 'Kin brilliant blog Robbo mate. Good to see Mobray take charge of your beloved club, he knows the Championship inside out and he's a record of geting clubs promoted.

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  7. And while I'm at it:-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7fmJBv4OCs&feature=related

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  8. Ah sod this allegedly nonsense, we're not on the beeb any more. The Russians are a racist corrupt mob of drunken idiots who make even Millwall's fans look like a tolerant lot in comparison.

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  9. Robbo: "I mean I know for a fact that Joe Stalin had an enormous back-catalogue of early Malian music and was a devotee of Gujurati cooking."

    I know nothing about early Malian music, but there's nowt wrong with Gujarati cooking -- it what keeps this country ticking and farting....

    (The Anonymous poster who can't be bothered with a profile)

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  10. Now then!!!!
    Ive got a new cable!!!!
    Not read the blog - just saw the pic of Mogga - I welled up - how red does the red look - the blonde highlights - the optimistic smile - do I sound gay?

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  11. Nice one Robbo - a little known fact - my initials arent actually FBH - they are in fact TM same as TM!?!?

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  12. And not TW H2H - that typo even I wudna do like :)

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  13. great stuff Robbo, no wonder they know all about our drunk, loutish behaviour, Arshavin is a spy. If we don't get the World Cup we can blame Wenger for that too.

    FBH/Terry/TM, if Tony is Anthony, then his initials are AM.

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  14. Not much chance of you getting Wiltshire back with that kinda talk Trott... :-)

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  15. Chucklesome Robbo.

    Even the corgies have stopped sniffing one's snatch long time ago. The Duke of hazard seems to be the only one who still marvels on the thought of the nerve gas from that old snatch...

    but thats coz he's German.

    Russia have the most effective plan in place to win some votes.

    A million bucks OR the Puloniam tea.

    its easy to decide isnt it?

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  16. I left a comment on the Special1 blog at 10.52 which was approx 45 minutes ago... it is been referred for further consideration... clicking on explain produced this "Sometimes, a comment may be referred for further investigation to a supervisor, host, editor or the Central Communities Team, who are responsible for moderation across all BBC services. Your post will be hidden while a decision is pending and the time taken to make this decision will depend on the investigation necessary."... no wonder the beeb is short of funds when it takes at least two paid employees almost an hour to judge whether this comment ("All I can say is childish, puerile nonsense") is suitable to be viewed by the general public.

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  17. Haha Bo, you might be right. I think his recent red card was somehow Big sam's fault!

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  18. put a bit of steel into the lad by the looks of things mate.

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  19. Just been to watch the Newcastle Jets training. No sign of Franny Jeffers yet (I'd notice them ears if I saw them), and Michael Bridges was doing some light training on his own. Injured again.

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  20. It's his big chance Noel... he's not a PL player and I would question whether he's a Champions league player but he should do well in the A league.

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  21. He's just signed a 10 game contract. Maybe they should have offered that to Rooney. I may have taken the piss in the past that the A League isn't that good, but there are some bloody good players there training. The goalkeeper especially looked very good.

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  22. Bo, I think he always had a bit of fire in him, long before he went to Bolton' Liam Brady has worked with him for years and said that he was always trying to temper that side of him while using it in the best way.

    On another note, I read a report that when Bolton were down in London for the West Ham game (I think), Jack popped over to their hotel to say hello to the squad, nice that he's not got so big for his boots to do such a thing. I wish him everything good.

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  23. I'm off out for dinner with a Pet Shop Girl! Our dog is excited. Have a good weekend one and all and good luck to your team and all who sail in her.

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  24. Trotts

    Pet Shop Girl??

    Keep that to yourself mate, you wouldnĂ˝ want to be responsible for wrecking Adam's happy home.

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  25. Bo.

    It's not realy surprising that your comment (or anyone's comment for that matter) is awaiting the approval of the mod squad, its all due to the shenanigans (I borrowed that word and have to bring it back later) on the previous blog.

    Lads, and of course resident lass, our cyber friend Mr GazUtd pointed it out here on a previous blog, Many thought he was on a rant, and maybe he was, but, I feel, a lot of what he wrote was true. I absolutly loved the CC and Robbo blogs on the Beeb, but they're gone, lets move on.

    The Shepards Mush has his own weekly blog on the FL website and thankfully for us Mr Robson, (sorry mate, Robbo), still entertains here in this new, and may I add improved, forum. We've found a new home and got what we want, a comical, footy and general bullshit site where we can congegate and shoot the shit, without the PC brigade judging our every word.

    I don't agree with auntie's stormtropper mod tactics, but all the bitching in the world aint gonna change it, so fuck it. As Jacks pointed out, if people come here with crap and complaints, we all tell 'em to fuck off, so I sugest that we do the same.
    I personaly enjoy the S1TV clips, so I'll watch them when they're on the site, I don't really see the point of the blog, but I don't see the point in sabotaging it either.

    Sorry guys, this is aimed at noone (wherever he is at the moment) in particular and I don't mean to climb on a high horse, it's much too dificult to do when you have drunk as much as I have, although getting/falling off does not present the same challenge, let's be happy with what we got and spread the word by other means.

    Pissed as a fart.
    H2, The Dungheap.
    NL.

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  26. OK, sorry about that, it's late, or early, depending on how you see it, I'm drunk and kick off times a few hours away, Time to see if I can improve* my FFL team.

    I'm a proffesional (drunk) kids, don't try this at home.

    *improve = less fuck up.

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  27. You type very well when drunk H. Maybe it would work for fbh. Incidentally, here here to all you said, what what.

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  28. Cheers Noel. but to be honest I'm mostely in a semi drunken state most of the time, so it would be hard to notice the differance. ;p

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  29. Mostely, most of the time?

    See what I mean.

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  30. H2, I agree with your sentiments... I went to the Special1 blog to see what the fuss was about... (I don't visit any beeb blogs... never even went to CC's blog). I just left a comment voicing my opinion of the blog after viewing the video which I genuinely feel is childish and puerile... I just checked at the blog and my comment is still being referred for consideration.

    I guess if I had left a comment saying how intelligent and funny the Special1 blog was my comment would have gone through without moderation.

    I just looked at the previous Special1 blog and only noticed 5 regulars from here had posted comments most of which were moderated... most other comments were from alias's I had never seen before (many of which were moderated). Seeing as the majority of the comments were pulled I am unable to comment on how childish they were.

    I wont be going back to the Special1 blog again so I guess it doesn't really concern me, I just see the reason why my criticism of the blog should be censored.. maybe over the course of the next day or so they may decide my comment is not going to bring down the government and allow it to pass... time will tell.

    Oh by the way, I too am a professional drunk so it is nice to know I am in good company.

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  31. Arsenal v West Ham, 27-1
    Blackburn v Chelsea, 0-3
    Everton v Stoke, 2-0
    Fulham v Wigan, 2-1
    Wolverhampton v Man City, 1-2
    Man Utd v Tottenham, 2-2
    Aston Villa v Birmingham, 0-0 (yawn fest)
    Newcastle v Sunderland, 1-1
    Bolton v Liverpool, 2-1

    Ipswich will stuff Milwall, Port Vale will hammer whoever and all thr lower league blog teams will prevail.

    Don't bet your house on these predictions as Paul the octopuss and I couldn't be futher apart. He had 8 tenticles, wheras I'm completly legless.

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  32. A bit conservative with the Arsenal v West Ham game mate.

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  33. Bo.

    I agree 100% that the "tactics" that the beeb are now using by modding everything that isn't a compliment is wrong and as I said my comment was a generalastion and not meant as a personal jab to anyone.

    As for the drunkeness, the unsober, not unlike misery loves company, another reason why a certain clubs fans will never walk alone. ;p

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  34. Bendy will probably be on the bench, otherwise I would have said we'd score more.

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  35. I didn't take it personally mate... just wanted to vent my feelings about the rediculousness of the beeb in general... I'm sure rediculessness isn't a word but it is good for me.

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  36. Tell me H2, while I have you here, what do you know about Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

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  37. Loved the Bendy remark.... I hope he proves you right sir... and me wrong.

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  38. I think I'm drunker than you H2, I couldn't even spell my own word correct.

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  39. It's cool bro, on that point I agree, but as the saying goes; "we're just pissing in the wind" if we think we can change it, which is sad and ridiculous seeing that it is a publicy funded site, (Not by me though, I don't pay for a licence as I imagine neither do you)


    Anyways, it's fast approaching 8am and I've just done a major shift behind the bar and I have to be here again for the kick off of our beloved Arsenal v the porn peddlers of Ham, West.

    So without futher a do (I'll bring that saying back whem I return the shenanigans phrase) I wish you all a goodnight/morning/afternoon/evening.


    Boooiiiiinnnnggggg.

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  40. Sorry Bo, I'll get back to you on JET.

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  41. No problems mate... sleep the sleep of the drunken.

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  42. Bo, do you know if the 4 Nations Rugby is on terrestrial TV, or is it on Foxtel?

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  43. Oh God,H2 has tipped Ipswich to win.

    Revenge time.

    Arsenal will hammer the hammers and win every trophy for ever.

    Ha!

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  44. Getting personal early today then Jack :P

    Near enough an unchanged side for the FFL for me after last week. All I've done is switch back to my usual 3-4-3 pattern as I gun for the scalp of the present leader of the H2H league this weekend.

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  45. So do youse lot all knar each other like?

    The WC would be shithouse in Russia, I remember getting home from school and watching England lose to Romania in 1980, terrible TV reception and David Coleman sounded like he was in the cupboard. So no fun watching it on the telly. However, if your the type to actually travel to watch England, (and assuming they qualify) it might be quite good - at least one might be able to have a smoke at the match, stand even, buy hard liquor, have a decent riot for once.......if you enjoy the taste of CS gas like.

    You know Robbo, that Wascley Wussian was right – we do like a drink like, and London is a robber's paradise - but I for say, "listen here Alexei - Its called a liberal democracy comrade" and its a lot more fun than Wussia, I mean Russia!

    That's why the Reds (Russians, not LFC) are all buying up Mayfair and Park Lane, and we get shifted out to Whitechapel and um, Old Kent Rd

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  46. I played my wildcard this week Star, seeing as it worked for you. Most of my team should score highly (Arse and Chelski) so it all depends on how well the mighty Spurs do at the Theatre of Debts.

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  47. Don't matter how well we play there Noel ... the ref will find some way of conning us out of getting any points.

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  48. I'm betting that they get at least 2 penalties during the match (especially if Palacios or Bassong play), and as many minutes of Fergie time as they require.

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  49. Palacios will be red carded yet Neville will be at liberty to scythe down Bale to his heart's content.

    Huddlestone will score an absolute thunderbolt of a goal which will leave a ball shaped hole in the back of the net and a hole through the Stretford end, such is the ferocity of his shot only for the ref to not give it because he was too busy shmoozing with SAF s they batter us 5-1 again.

    You heard it here first.

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  50. As I said earlier, I personally want England to host the World Cup 2018. It's easier to get visas approved by UK embassy here than going for Russia. I'll plan to visit England if they host a WC, but I would not go to Russia.

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  51. Star/Noel - I dont think Un**ed have got in them to stop Bale. If crocked Gallas can take care of Little Pea, then Spurs should be fine.

    I am going for a draw. But will be happy if Spurs win.

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  52. Apparently 'Arry is resting Bale, but I'd be surprised if he used this game to do it. United are very beatable at the mo.

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  53. Followingborohurts said...

    A new day has dawned has it not!!!

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    Its typical of the days, innit?

    Dawning and what not.

    ruddy cheek ov it.

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  54. Actually,

    even though I am not so sure about MowBoroy as a manager me self, I am happy for Boro fans to ave a local lad manging. Like.

    Perhaps thats how the gunners felt when Graham got the gig at Grove.

    Here's hoping he gets some level of success too.

    You lot not see me here.

    Boing.

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  55. CARLING CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW
    Arsenal v Wigan
    Birmingham v Aston Villa
    West Ham v Man Utd
    Ipswich Town v West Brom
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    Tasty

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  56. Well,at least we've got a home tie.

    Adds a bit of spice to the sanctuary as well with Baggie Mike.

    Trouble is,WBA are a bit of a bogie team for us(along with 90 others)

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  57. Professional Drunk??? You can get paid for? Where do i sign up?

    Thankfully H2 the Octopus predicted a bolton win, so we should at least get a draw in then.

    Carling cup?? whats that? some sort of mickey mouse cup isnt it?

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  58. HERESY!!!!!!!!!

    I think it's time to boycott FIFA. They are plucking intolerable with their absolute power and corruption. FIFA is a DICTATORSHIP that brooks no criticism.

    CALL THEIR BLUFF!!

    England should (with the backing of Scotland, Wales, NI) threaten to withdraw membership if 2018 is not awarded to the spiritual and factual home of football.

    FIFA makes my blood crawl. I am a devoted Scot that can't abide the Auld Enemy but at least my blessed ignorance is not sufficient enough to deny that a World Cup in England would be the best tournie for at least 28 years.

    It's time FIFA was brought down to Earth. Solidarity bro's.

    "And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon Britain's mountains green
    And was the holy lamb of God
    On Britain's pleasant pastures seen".

    England gave the world football. It's time the world repaid in kind.

    Yours in enmity, Helsinki Arab.

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  59. G'day all.

    Sorry Noel, I have no idea re 4 Nations rugby... I don't follow the game. If you tell me when it is supposed to be on I'll check out foxtel's programming for you.

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  60. OK it's time for the match... back at half time

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  61. Cheers for the ringing endorsement there Arab :)

    Where have you been hiding lately anyway?

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  62. GOOOAAAL at the Emirates!!!!










    Rooney scores in Dubai!!!

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  63. Hei Starfire

    I've been hiding under a Steve Stone. Remember him?

    English players I respect (hmmmmmmmmmmm love) Lineker, Platt, Gazza, Butcher, Adams, Barnes, Ince, Wright and the rest.

    Long live William Blake!!!!

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  64. The hammers are playing better than a bottom of the ladder team... just about had the best of the first half.

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  65. City ... haha what wankers, they lost to Wolves. mind Blackburn and the Hammers gave their oppo a good game.

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  66. Almost felt sorry for the hammers tonight, it took a great ball from Clichy in order for the gunners to score.

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  67. It's your chance to go above them Star

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  68. Thank fuck for small things ... 'Arry's left Palacios on the bench, and he's gone for something like a 4-5-1, albeit with Bale and Lennon on the wings with VDV in the middle.

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  69. There's a surprise ... We Are Fucking Bottlers United (Formerly Gillingham FC) bottled it away from home again.

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  70. At least the Mighty O's had a much needed win tonight.

    Just watched highlights from 2001-02 season where Arsenal hosted Un**ed and had a comfortable 3-1 win... Barthez fucked up twice... those were the days.

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  71. Star
    Dont worry about the Gills, the Millers seem to be in free fall at the mo as well, Blogs lot still motoring along

    and fair play to Jacks 2 teams, both won

    not forgetting the mighty "o"s

    FBH new manager, same result

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  72. Time for the next game.

    GO SPURS.

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  73. Bloody hell Star, what is Keane doing in the team... shouldn't be in the squad let alone the first 11.

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  74. Phew, that was too close for comfort, all credit to Wet Spam who certainly upped their game. Rob Green played a blinder and Scott Parker elevatig himself from slightly annoying toerag to complete and utter cuntbucket with all the trimings, quiet an achievement. But it wasn't to be some mother's do Avram's teams day.

    It didn't seem that all of our players were completly on song, but we kept on keeping on and up popped granny do Alex to nod in a last gasp winner and then get mobbed by his team mates. (They were all on Song then)

    My 27-1 predo may have been a tad (ahem) off, but a win and a clean sheet (the third in a week, am I dreaming??) is fine by me.

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  75. No idea why we've still got Keane, we're crying out for a good striker for our midfield and the best we've got took a 3 month siesta because of the sodding internationals

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  76. Well that settles that one ... at least Nani's in my FFL.

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  77. What a twat Clattenburg. I said earlier on the ref would con us one way or another.

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  78. to be fair though star, it should have been a pen. Kaboul had both hands round his waist pulling him back.

    I dont dispute that the ref should have gone with the lino as he had the much better view of nani handling it, but he made 2 errors.

    Gomez didnt play to the whistle though, so he is as much to blame.

    SAF has said that its now whoever finishes in front of chelsea, that will win the league. He is right, but im surprised he has come out and said it. Saying that, we dont look like we are going to mount any sort of a challenge at the moment.

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  79. jonahmona said...

    So do youse lot all knar each other like?

    *************

    feels like it mate but no. i hve got several surrogate drunken uncles advising me on what to say and general web etiquete though, advice wich i will of course totally ignore... as soon as i get back from the pub

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  80. The ref's still a twat for not communicating properly with anyone.

    Oh well, I've a 17 point lead over Mike's Marauders in the H2H, I've three to play, he has four. If Blackpool win I ought to be safe as he's got half of West Brom in his team.

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  81. Hmm ... just seen I'm up against Bo in the H2H next week. A Narf London derby played out from halfway across the road, brilliant lol

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  82. Damn. Just been checking the Championship table. Didn't realize Boro were in the drop zone. Dammit, looks like we might not be playing teeside next season after all.

    Looks like I need Charlie Adam to score a Hat-trick and for Liverpool to lose without Torres scoring to get past Helsinki. Screw the FFL, Nando for a hat-trick tomorrow.

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  83. I just need Blackpool to win and I should be safe AH.

    Would have thought my reverse psychology trick would have worked for me at Old Toilet. Rooting for Nani in my team to pick up points would have ordinarily guaranteed a shite result for Man U ....

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  84. Only a "tad" off H :) but off in this case is 3 Puntos so alls well:)

    And Star - there's only one Keano = over to u Jacks :)

    Hey = I took 10 ten yes bloody 10 8/9 yr olds to pics today - to see Diary of Wimpey Kid - even for a target markey of kids it was shite!!! IMO of course - in fact the ethics of the film were FOX News ish :)

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  85. Oh btw - I am aware of all footy scores - nuf said.

    And wrt Spits - you aint seen me.

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  86. G'day all

    So, FBH, the film contained no ethics.

    Star, I may have to use my wildcard next week if I am playing you.

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  87. G'day Bo,

    I found the 4 Nations coverage - it's on Foxtel and Channel 9 so I'll watch that later. Not a fan of the NRL? I used to hate rugby league, but since I moved here, I've got right into it. Watched the State of Origin games, then started to follow the Knights. Hopefully get to a few games next season.

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  88. No Noel, not keen on rugby in any shape or form. In the past I have watched a couple of state of origin games and they are good entertainment but they never sparked my interest enough to follow the game. I am more a AFL man... the West Coast obviously.

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  89. I've tried Bo, but just can't get into the AFL. I'm amazed by the amount of top sport that is available on free TV though. The only thing I'm missing by not having Foxtel is the English Premiership. Shame it's gone the other way in Britain where all the top sports are on Sky.

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  90. Great jubilation at Arsenal's last gasp winner, but equal disappointment on Chelsea late winner.

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  91. A close match between me and black tongue. I'm trailing behind just by 1 point with 3 players to play for both of us.

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  92. Ipswich chiefs could be forced to choose between boss Roy Keane and 17-year-old striker Connor Wickham because the manager has fallen out with the teenage starlet.

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    Well, Arsenal are interested in buying Wichham so no worries Jacks.

    Roy is safe at your club.

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  93. Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says his Manchester United-supporting brother keeps urging him to sign for the Red Devils. "Maybe they can swap me for Rooney," he joked. (Full story: Sunday Times)

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    even the best of the footballers have their ills.



    namely, a manu supporting brother.

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  94. In support of Refs, in this instance Clattenburg

    Firstly, he did not miss the Pedro Mendes goal, the linesman did.

    Secondly, did MC blow his whistle for the obvious handball, if not did he call play on when Gomes had the ball in his hands, if yes then goal is good and Gomes is to blame.

    All MC was doing, was allowing play to continue, common sense, we all say from time to time, only he wasnt to know it was going to become farcical thanks to Gomes and Nani

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  95. 'kin 'ell I hope Adam's not playing tomorrow ...some pillock's left Nolan on the bench ... and he's having a blinder.

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  96. Haha AnfieldnoHopeFFsful

    Come on the Torres boy. Streaked lightning.

    I'm having a shit time in robbo league but not doing too bad in H2H (not the Dutch guy).

    To rub salt in the wound I'm relying on Tor(nado)res and Singing in the Reina for victory.

    The irony is that I'm hoping fellow sweaty sock Adam has a 'mare.

    Hahahahahaha. C'MON THE SCOUSE BURGLARS.

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  97. FFS. Brucie has subbed ElmerfuddomcAndyPandy. 0 points for that selection.

    C'mon the carjacking, housebreaking, girosniffing Liverfudlians of old Liverfail town !!!!!!!!!

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  98. Kin 'ell Sunderland are getting destroyed. Nolan hat-trick now. The FFL site reckons Adam's not playing for Blackpool until next week while the BBC site rates him as doubtful .... oh how I hope they're both right on that.

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  99. Hey Star! That was a great Tyne-Wear derby. That made up my otherwise dull Sunday ;)

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  100. Haha Starfire

    You're shitting it. Unlucky mate but I've heard that Adam is going to be declared fit for tomorrow. That is a cert.

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  101. So, that was an arskicking...
    Bragging rights go well and truly to the Toon.

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  102. Ah well, it's still a decent week if he doesn't get onto the pitch for me ... I just don't like the idea that I've pissed 20 good points away on the basis I was expecting a tight and scrappy derby. (I left Elmohandy on the bench too for that reason.)

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  103. First time Ive seen pool play for a few weeks, andI have no idea why but they are almost the worst team in the PL, short passing game poor, lay offs just not working, midfield non existent, and Torres no confidence, even Stevie G is way oof the mark
    2nd half?, will they improve, well they cant get any worse

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  104. well played helsinki..you have truly smashed me this week and brought to a sorry halt my 3 game winning streak. god bless torres...a winner in the last game, a winning assist this time..its not feeling totally hopeless against the blues for next week..dammit we're just 5 points of 4th place now..how things change.

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  105. G'day all

    Thank fuck it's Monday, that was a bloody boring Sunday just passed, even started to watch the midlands derby but gave up on it and went to bed.

    Newcastle are flying high at the moment, up to 7th (I think) place. No doubt they'll begin the great descent as the season progresses.

    The Mighty O's had a much needed win on the weekend, Jack's Ipswich won too, as did Blog's Port Vale... Star and RBA didn't fare so well with Spurs, Gillingham and Aldershot all losing, maybe next week guys.

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  106. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1323734/GRAHAM-POLL-Arsenal-boss-Arsene-Wenger-winning-mind-games-referees.html?ITO=1490

    interesting statistics.

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  107. You could look at it that way Scholesy, could also see it as that Arsenal's opposition know that they can be put off their game by going in hard and are paying the penalty for using those tactics.

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  108. Evening all.

    Some thoughts based on the three games I endured on Sky this afternoon.

    I am reminded of that old song "Its a long way to Tipperary" and can't help thinking that for Liverpool the road is long indeed, so long that the chink of light at the end of the tunnel may yet turn out to be a John Henry induced mirage.

    To say that Liverpool were poor this afternoon is an understatement. Their on ball skills were virtually non-existent and I can hardly believe the number of times they passed the ball to the opposition or into spaces which were no more inhabited than the Gobi desert.

    In searching for something good to say about Liverpool I am reduced to the comment that if Liverpool were poor then Bolton were poorer.

    As I say I watched all three matches on Sky today and have concluded that there are at least five teams in the Premiership less likely to succeed than Liverpool. On that basis I feel that relegation will not be a problem but that mid table mediocrity may be the best they can hope for.

    That may also be the case for my own team whose impression of Jekyll and Hyde is second to none this season.

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  109. A lucky escape for this young lass. Happened at the local beach... never heard of them coming in at Rockingham Beach before.

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  110. G'day Preach... I was more fortunate than you, I began watching the Aston Villa game but gave up on it early in the piece and went to bed.

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  111. Over the years I've spent a lot of time and money to qualify as a preacher including theology and trying to understand what the bible means. Today a youngster in Sunday School announced he had worked what the Bible means. He said "Basic Information before leaving earth"

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  112. to be honest bo, i think it just works out that way now and then. A couple of years ago Liverpool had 8 opposition players sent off against them in the premier league alone. So for a quarter of the season they played against 10 men.

    Im sure there is a season when it worked in our favour.

    I dont think there is anything in it, it just works out that way.

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  113. Well thank fuck for Kevin Nolan. Was having a shite weekend in the FFL until he popped up and netted me 20 points. Hopeing Charlie Adam plays the final 20 seconds tomorrow so Star stays behind me in the league!!

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  114. Well done to your boys Scholsey on beating my boys. I haven't seen a decent replay of the incident yet, so can't comment. I have no problem with losing to Utd (we do it often enough), but what I can't stand is that it's never just a simple loss - it always seems you get awarded penalties, or Fergie time winners, or debatable goals, or we have perfectly good goals disallowed against you. If we'd have simply lost 1-0 this weekend (which would probably have happened anyway), then it would have been fine. Hopefully we can get a win at WHL later in the season.

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  115. Morning all.
    RE Scholesy link: I'll take all those decisions as long as they keep coming in Arsenal's favor. Just to reiterate, such articles are not written when decisions go against certain teams for most of the season.

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  116. BojanglesOfOz said...

    A lucky escape for this young lass. Happened at the local beach... never heard of them coming in at Rockingham Beach before.
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    At least the article didn't use the awful cliche "shark infested waters".They live there...

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  117. G'day all

    You are so right Jack... they went hunting for the shark but luckily couldn't find it.

    I agree Scholesy. I am sure it wouldn't have happened to Un**ed mate, they never seem to get on the right end of things.

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  118. G'day Bo.

    Nice to see the Mighty O's climbing to mid table obscurity.

    Did you get any "trick or treaters" yesterday?

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  119. Have you used your wild card yet Bo?

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  120. Didn't get a single one mate... I must have scared 'em off a few years back.

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  121. Thought I would let everyone know.... I HAVE USED UP ONE OF MY WILD CARDS THIS WEEK.

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  122. Just thought it best to clear that one up Bo.

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  123. Morning all. Shocking news from the FFL this week. At the moment I am drawing with NoBallGamesAllowed. We are level on 35 points each. All of my team have played but he still has Charlie Adam left. So I'm hoping for an Adam own goal in the first minute and then for him to be sent off in the second minute. That should cost him enough points for me to finally win a game.

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  124. Col, I was beaten by Ngog and adam this week... double dose of Un**ed... the shame of it all.

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  125. Don't worry about that Bo. I get beaten by everybody. The only 2 I've won so far were against SharpShootersXI and WiiNotFit and I sit comfortably at the bottom of the league. I got absolutely rogered by AshotScumbags last week 34-69. After that result I got fired and replaced by my cat. And the worst thing is that she's doing a better job than I was.

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  126. It is a worry when your cat beat's ya mate. Maybe you should try your wild card.... I used mine this week by the way.

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  127. Morning all.

    It's not over yet Bo, there's always a chance as long as you still have players playing....

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  128. FOOTBALL:Rio Ferdinand left out of Man Utd squad heading for Turkey to face Bursaspor

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  129. Already played my wildcard Bo. Thought I'd finally got it right and then lost 5 in a row.

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  130. BojanglesOfOz said...

    It is a worry when your cat beat's ya mate. Maybe you should try your wild card.
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    Have you used yours yet Bo?

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  131. If you're struggling Bo, may I suggest you use your wildcard?

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  132. That is a good idea Noel... but I had better wait a month or two... I used one of my wild card's this week mate.

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  133. Bo, I used my wild card a few weeks ago.

    Have you used yours?

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  134. It's a waste of time Ngog... while Clatteberg is still refereeing matches mate.

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  135. I've used mine Bo. If you haven't used yours yet then maybe that'll help.

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  136. Bo, just don't put any spurs players in, then it doesn't matter about Clattenburg mate......

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  137. I've just had a thought Bo. I used my wildcard. Maybe you should think about using yours.

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  138. The way this is going,Bo won't use his wild card.

    It'll be his bloody livid card...

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  139. I'll fill my team up with Un**ed players and hope Clattenburg gets all their matches.

    Col, a tad late mate, I have used one of my wild card's... I thought I had told you.

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  140. Clattenburg needed security guards at Old Trafford to protect him from enraged Tottenham players after the game, which United won 2-0.
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    Can anyone offer up a reason as to why the spurs fans were so upset with Clattenburg.

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  141. Un**ed played so defensively against Spurs after VdV got subbed. Fergie has the fear of dropping points - Pointdropophobia!

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  142. How come Nani was dressed in a Halloween costume anyhow? He looked just like Michael Jackson in the Thriller video.

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  143. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/timvickery/2010/11/ronaldinho.html
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    A good blog on Ronaldinho.

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  144. morning fellas

    Noel, thanks mate.

    The footage MOTD didnt include the replay i saw on someones youtube clip. If you watched MOTD, i dont think anyone would have thought it was a pen. It didnt look like anything but Nani diving on the ball. So i can see why you guys arent happy about it.

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  145. Tim Vickery is the only blogger I have any time for on the beeb... he also blogs on theworldgame in oz.

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  146. SS, These articles always go from an angle which suggests there is something not right because it causes interest. Opposition fans could read it and think thats bang out of order that it would seem arsenal are getting help from the refs and arsenal fans could think that its bang out of order because all the sending offs were justified.

    Its why i dont take these articles that seriously. Like i said last night, i dont think there is anything in it, i think strange things happen sometimes.

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  147. Bo, Vickery is a good writer. He presents the facts nicely. He doesnt do any sort of gloating nor does he over-use articulate words. His topics are pretty decent to read.

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  148. Bo, ha ha no we dont get any decisions mate....

    Well, we get less cause we cant afford to pay the refs anymore. They arent as impressed with a 60 second "all you can grab" run round the megastore!

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  149. There is a story around that the German's cheated to win the 1954 World Cup. They cheated by being injected with pervitin. Apparently it was said that they had injected their players with vitamin C... do you inject vitamin C?... anyway up to now there is no hard evidence.

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  150. I agree SS... a very good writer.

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  151. SS11 said...
    Un**ed played so defensively against Spurs after VdV got subbed. Fergie has the fear of dropping points - Pointdropophobia!
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    So after throwing away winning positions against Fulham, West Brom, Everton....almost doing against liverpool & stoke, SAF decides to keep it tight over the last 10 mins.

    Who would have thought?

    I actually think we are better to keep attacking but in comparison i know fuck all compared to SAF.

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  152. comparison...compared.....really should read my posts through before hitting enter.

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  153. Don't do that Scholesy... they are more entertaining the way they are mate.

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  154. By the way mate, did you know I used one of my wold cards in the ffl this week.

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  155. heh heh heh

    i reckon robbo will have a good blog about the clattenburg thing.

    What a free kick by Nasri on saturday. I really rate him now. I think he has settled in to the prem nicely.

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  156. ha ha no i didnt bo.

    Spits beat me comfortably. I was amazed i actually got 50 odd points. I havent changed my team for a few weeks now and have a number out injured or suspended.

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  157. My lot were just rubbish mate... only thing I could do was swap half the team.

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  158. Bo, we don't call that lot Gillingham any more mate ... they're 'We Are Fucking Bottlers United' now. ;)

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  159. And I'm with Noel ... got no probs going to OT or anywhere else and being beaten fairly, but when the ref does something to bring things into disrepute every bloody time we rock up there ...

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  160. That's a bit of a mouthful Star... how about just Fucking Bottlers.

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  161. The Man Utd result wouldn't have changed so the decision shouldn't really matter......

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  162. Come on Star... you are not saying that Un**ed get special treatment from the ref's at OT are you?

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  163. Doesn't even have to be that Bo ... anything derogatory really as they're shit.

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  164. I think we've got a strong case for that over the years and the shitty decisions we keep getting there.

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  165. It could make a difference later in the season Ngog, if spurs get beaten to fourth spot by Un**ed by a goal.

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  166. I don't think you guys are the only one's with complaints when you go to OT mate.... although you do get your fair share of bad calls there I'll agree.

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  167. I'll remind you about it then mate.

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  168. I think whenever Un**ed play big matches, there is always some sort of controversy.

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  169. Ohh btw, how far are we from seeing a manager being sacked seeing 'trajecory of results' ?

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  170. BojanglesOfOz said...

    It could make a difference later in the season Ngog, if spurs get beaten to fourth spot by Un**ed by a goal.
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    You think Un**ed will finish that high up then Bo?

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  171. BojanglesOfOz said...

    There is a story around that the German's cheated to win the 1954 World Cup. They cheated by being injected with pervitin. Apparently it was said that they had injected their players with vitamin C... do you inject vitamin C?... anyway up to now there is no hard evidence.
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/germany-accused-of-doping-in-1954-world-cup-2118271.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/others/outside-edge-not-exactly-a-barrel-of-laughs-2121325.html

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  172. Well for Ngog and Scholesy's sake I am hoping they do Jack.... personally though....

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  173. Manchester City players want manager Roberto Mancini sacked, believing they will never challenge for the Premier League title with the Italian in charge.

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    Delete the last 5 words and the statement is more accurate.

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  174. Manchester United are ready to launch a £35m bid to bring Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko to Old Trafford next summer.

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    Why do articles like this keep appearing? Man Utd aren't gonna spend £35m on a player!!

    THEY HAVE NO F***ING MONEY!!

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  175. Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will make a transfer window move for 18-year-old Manchester City striker John Guidetti, dubbed the "Swedish Wayne Rooney".

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    Why? Cos he shags grannies?

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  176. I thought the Glazers promised Rooney a 100 mil for players mate.

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  177. Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has fuelled speculation that a deal to take him to Manchester United may be possible by saying that it would be difficult to turn down a move to Old Trafford.

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    Do you think newspapers just look at the very good players on Football Manager and think we'll make a story up about which club he is going to next.......

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  178. Why Did You Ngog Rafa said...

    Manchester City players want manager Roberto Mancini sacked, believing they will never challenge for the Premier League title with the Italian in charge.

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    Delete the last 5 words and the statement is more accurate.
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    Raging against the dying of the Un**ed light there Ngogo?

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  179. BojanglesOfOz said...
    I thought the Glazers promised Rooney a 100 mil for players mate.

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    Never read the papers mate.

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  180. OK I'm off to watch "A Day Of Violence Uncut"... the rubbish I watch, I tell ya.

    Type to y'all later.

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  181. Raging against the dying of the Un**ed light there Ngogo?
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    Nope, just trying to get some Citeh lurkers out of the wood work after back to back defeats.....

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

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  182. "Take That" have announced that they will be playing at Anfield next year.

    I've got a tenner on them winning 3-1.

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  183. I honestly dont remember a Citeh fan amongst us. Ngog, you should have written that in one of the 606 dedicated to Citeh. And also remind them of the 'trajectory of results'.

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  184. I just might SS11.

    Cause a bit of a stir. Here goes.........

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  185. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/9140414.stm
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    Ohh freak!!! God help Inter.

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  186. Ok, there's a couple of posting on the 606, let's see who bites first.

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  187. I went to Man City on 606 and posted on the first two I saw.

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  188. But my posting haven't popped up yet as they get modded first over there.

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  189. I think I was once given cocaine but I sneezed so it didn't go up my nose. In fact, it may have been icing sugar.

    -Boris johnson

    i like him but i disagree with everything he says

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