Monday, 25 October 2010

Little Pea

It was one of them weekends when it was easy to forget that powerbases are shifting all over the place in England.

The Big Three all won. And Liverpool more than snuck a win too.

United and Chelsea played averagely but prevailed against a team of honest huffers and puffers. Gary Neville proved that the way to get away with brainless challenges is to make sure you wear the red of Manchester. Lee Cattermole could be an all time great if only Fergie’d buy him.

Chelsea’s victory was ensured as, alarmingly, it often is, by a late goal by Kalou. Which meant that we got the limpest goal celebration in modern football. What’s Salomon doing exactly? Cleaning the visor of his motor-cycle helmet? Wiping snot from a nose as red and tender as a Glaswegian managerial God’s? Wafting away the stench of his own halitosis?

Actually, it’s not as feeble as Fernando Torres who enjoyed his goal so much he stood there like a reprimanded schoolboy while his mates tried to cheer him up. Carragher looked less dejected with his own goal. Incidentally Tony Thompson (Blue Bell regular and right feckin’ know-all) reckons that carthorse Jamie has scored more goals against Liverpool than any other current Premiership player – which I find somehow very cheering.

Any road I just hope sulkin’ Nando doesn’t get a hat-trick next week or he’ll be locking himself in the nearest cupboard under the stairs while Stevie G tries to talk him out.

All the while, the British media pack was resigned to not having a crocked Wazza to point their audio-visuals at. Rooney was in Dubai. Presumably he entertained himself by playing Football Manager on his Nintendo Doo-dah and wiring the results to the Glazer family. Well, that and watching a tachometer of his minute-by-minute income whirring around like it was the date on the De Lorean in Back to the Future.

In his absence the crock of shite (his words approximately, not mine) the poor lad will still be forced to throw his lot in featured a brilliant performance by a Mexican child. Javier Hernandez prefers to wear the moniker of Chicarito which I’m told means ’little pea’ (but not the sort that Wazza has up against a dustbin, more the sort that fell out of Andre Marriner's whistle when Neville took out Etherington).

I am Little Pea - fresh as the moment when my mum went pop

It’s sweet of course – and thank God the lad hasn’t signed for French club or they'd be putting Petit Pois on his back – but you do wonder if he’s not setting a dangerous precedent by having a nickname on his shirt.

If they all followed suit there’d be a right motley collection on the Man U team-sheet: Scholes, Giggs and G-Nev would quickly become Ginger Ninja, Teacher’s Pet and, well... I don’t know quite what but I guarantee it’d be four letters long. And when Wayne does come back, how are they going to fit Greedy Scouse Bastard onto his back?

Still you can get away with a name like Little Pea if you’re good and little Javier is certainly that. We spent a long time in the Blue Bell trying to work out how he scored with that header and decided it was the bonce equivalent of a cheeky backheel - what you might call a backwards nut. It’s the kind of move Jackie Chan would use to get out of a full nelson.

I’m sure Rooney will walk back into the side with the casual lope of a Dimitar Berbatov but nevertheless there were reasons to be cheerful for Fergie in his understudy’s brightness.

Not that Wayne doesn’t, to be fair, have a point regarding the rest of the side. It appears United need more marquee signings, whatever that means. I believe a marquee is a big tent of the type that you’d put an almighty circus in, which is of course what United is most of the time.

But Nani apart – and there’s a bloke who’s managed to put a lot of his pointless circus skills behind him and actually contribute more than the odd double-shuffling mince and Olympian gymnastics floor routine to the cause – there’s not much inspiration to be had.

The midfield is a creativity wasteland when deprived of GingeNinje: they work hard enough but if a middle four of Gibson, Anderson, Fletcher and Carrick then you’re looking at faces as blank as a Holby City actress.


The older she gets the smoother the forehead becomes

Compare them with, say, Modric, Bale, Van der Vaart and Huddlestone... well it’s like a choice between a fat bowl of strawberries and cream or a dry biscuit. Reports that Sneijder was being tracked seem to represent a much-needed investment. Otherwise blood Wazza for the soon-to-be-vacant Scholes role and keep Hernandez up front. (And hope that someone like De Jong or the lovely Carl Henry doesn’t make Mushy Little Peas of the lad).

Meanwhile Arsenal continue to threaten to become that which Wenger craves so much. Winners. Barn-door Bendtner returned with a goal and my personal player of the season thus far, Samir Nasri, continues to play out of his skin.

Here's Nasri proving that Arsenal can win ugly too

Plus they beat the upstarts and I have to say the longer Man City go without lifting the Premier League trophy the better I’ll feel. Mancini’s getting into the swing of being the manager of a big English club now – complete with a whinge about a stonewall red card from his callow Belgian centre-back. All right if he’d have been wearing a red shirt with Vidic on the back it might have been a yellow but come on, Roberto, get over yourself.

412 comments:

  1. Good blog as always Robbo. Am hoping that now you're off the BBC you might be able to give some wit to the lower leagues.

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  2. Agree with everything Robbo... uninspiring Un**ed managed to scrape a win which wasn't deserved but we are used to that. Chelsea's win was anything but convincing and Arsenal put in one of their better performances of the season albeit against 10 men.

    No doubt GNev should have been sent off, even his substitution had a touch of comedy about it with GNev going out for the second half only to be taken off before the whistle blew.

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  3. Platini: "It is unfair - the cameras can see everything but the referee only has one pair of eyes. Every time he makes a mistake, those cameras are there to focus on it."
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    So stop being a French wanker and use some of this technology that can see everything.

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  4. Good one Robbo. I agree about our uninspiring midfield although i wouldnt say huddlestone was any more creative than carrick. The other 3 go without saying.

    Ive felt for a while that we lack creativity. When Valencia got injured it revealed that we dont have much in reserve. Obertan has potential but isnt ready. Who knows about Bebe.....he did alright against the mighty scunthorpe...in his 10 mins on the pitch.

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  5. G'day Scholesy. Have you seen the match yet mate?

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  6. GNev was a lucky boy......SAF should leave it with him now. Too slow....a liability.

    In his day though he was a very good right back. His positional play was brilliant and he could cross a ball. Sadly he lives up to the nickname robbo gave him above.

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  7. Alright Mr TheGingerPrince, and Bo of course. The Hudd has a great range of passing, so he is similar to Carrick, although I think he's playing with more confidence than Carrick at the mo. So take him out of the midfield if you want some creativity, and add Lennon, or Krancjar, or Dos Santos, maybe even Bentley. Our squad looks very strong in midfield, but we need some centre backs who have two legs, and some strikers who score regularly. Defoe and Dawson should be back next month though.

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  8. Scholesy, your namesake is well past his best mate... the last few times I have seen him he has given the ball away so often that there are times he appears to be playing for the opposition.

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  9. Hello bo. Ive seen the MOTD2 highlights. Havent seen your game yet, just the goals.

    In our game, Hernandez looked good, Berb seemed interested and nani was alright. Vidic was commanding alongside ferdinand.....the rest...pah...

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  10. Noel, I have thought for a while that the Un**ed team is not up there in terms of quality... as much as I don't like saying it, it shows just how good fergie is, that they are still competitive, I think if you put any other manager in fergies place and Un**ed would be struggling in the middle of the league somewhere.

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  11. That first goal was quite remarkable mate.

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  12. Bo, im going to put my deluded red tinted glasses on and say im hoping its a temporary loss of form.

    See, if you said to me drop him and he never plays again but we are there or thereabouts for the league....or....play him and there is the chance he will spray the ball about, play it long and short...but we win cock all, that would be a hard one for me. I would probably take the latter.

    Gerrard and Beckham really could have learnt from scholes. You dont need to play the hollywood ball every time you get it.

    but yes even the simple passes are going astray at the moment.

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  13. Sorry noel, didnt scroll up enough to see your comment. How you doing mate?

    Yeah agreed, you do have more creativity coming in off the subs as well. De Santos looked really good in the world cup, yet hasnt forced his way in the team.

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  14. Think we are still a bit dodgy at the back, solid but little else in midfield and ok up front.

    Agreed that SAF gets the best out of them. That prat piers morgan has written an article about how he predicts leaving the game.......shit, really? who would have thought that, a manager in his late 60's nearing the end of his career. He will get paid for writing that.

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  15. Fair enough mate... I think he would most likely get a game in a number of other teams, I just think he is making too many mistakes to warrant his place in one of the top teams.

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  16. The best thing you can do with sports journalists (all journalists actually) is ignore them mate.

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  17. Good blog Robbo.

    Except for one thing.

    Each and every time you have upped an Arsenal player or the team, injury has stuck.

    Stop doing it mate. I beg thee.

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  18. Yeah Bo, I hate United with a passion that borders on psychotic, but even I admit that Fergie does well to get that squad there or there abouts every season. He'll retire soon enough though, then they will need serious reinvestment, and I can't see how they can. Even this 100m that Fergie will alledgedly get - that will just add to the debt and loan refinancing. They've got to pay Rooney close to a million a month in wages now!

    Scholsey, I guess 'Arry just doesn't fancy Dos Santos for some reason. He was good at the WC, and got a few run outs early in the season but hasn't for a while now. I hope he goes out on loan and we don't sell him as he's a great talent.

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  19. You seem a most intelligent poster Noel... but take it easy on Scholesy, he's one of the good Un**ed supporters.

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  20. OK it's time I went and earned a crust... type to y'all later.

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  21. i just fear the end bo. From being a young kid where Steve Coppell was my idol (for the couple of years when he wasnt injured)...then Robbo (the other one - when he wasnt injured) and then nobody for a while......until i started noticing how he ran a game, how he made space for himself, how he seemed one step ahead all the time........i will leave the tackling alone. When Coppell retired i was gutted, but when robbo went he was some way past his best....Scholesy was good last year and has shown glimpses of it this year. If this is the start of his rapid descent then i will be as gutted as with coppell.

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  22. see ya bo. evening spits, even i dont want the injury curse on you. Would like to see you give chelski a good run for their money this year as it seems we wont.

    Noel, yeah i think you are right. 'Arry seems to do that with his players...i remember him buying Nugent for Portsmouth (record signing i think) and for some reason he didnt like what he saw and never played him.

    I hope you stuff inter in yer next CL game. I think you have a real chance with the home crowd behind you.

    RE: your hatred for Utd. Im well used to it mate. Most spuds fans tend to lay off us though. I suppose more when it was us and the arse challenging for the league.

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  23. Me - intelligent??! You've got me all wrong Bo! Scholsey seems an honest, unbiased Man Utd supporter, who talks complete sense and I've never come across one before. He's an enigma!

    Let's hope so Scholsey - he seems to have been a model professional, like Giggs and almost like GNev too - never in the tabloids, just plays his football. Kind of guy who would probably play for free and not demand 100 grand a week. I think it's going to be tough for you to replace all three at once. Fergie's history in the transfer market is VERY hit and miss.

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  24. stgp,

    Tis the curse of the Robbo I fear most.

    Remember his blog calling for Almunia to be selected for England? He has been nothing but shite ever since, in a very English keeper kind of way.

    We were coasting in the 2008 campaign and robbo did a blog on that. 28.02.2008 Eduardo breaks leg and all goes tits up starting with the biggest tits of all, gallas sulking on the pitch left crying. (I still laugh when I am reminded he now plays for Spurs along with bentley)

    Only last season, robbo did a splendid blog when Arsenal went top after having been written off by all and sundry mid oct. Look how that turned out.

    does a blog on fabregas as we went top again in feb, cesc gets injured for the last 10 games of the season.

    I am begging Robbo, lay off 'em.

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  25. I think we stand a good chance at the Lane vs Inter. Van Der Vaart will be back, and Cudicini is a good stand in for Gomes. But our defence is weak. We'll just need to outscore them!

    I'm in two minds with my FFL team - do I sell Fabregas and use a wildcard to strengthen my defence and strikers, or do I stick with my still quite good defence and strikers and keep Fabregas?

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  26. i agree with you mate about replacing scholes and giggs. I have no idea what he has up his sleeves.

    Thing is Chelski (for all their dominance over the past 18 months) have several players now in their 30's. I think they will have the same issue.

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  27. If you combine the fact Rafa is manager and Inter are italian, then it suggests they will come for the draw, so maybe your defence wont be under that much pressure. Think they will flock round bale, so VDV might be the key.

    He is gonna be up there for player of the year (with nasri?) i think.

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  28. right im offski.

    speak to you fellas laters.

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  29. Yeah Chelsea can always use their spending power, but Roman seems to be being sensible with his money now, which is good for them longer term. I think they have some good younger players still (Essien, Ivanovic) and some younger players coming through (Katuka, Sturridge) but they'll still need to replace the spine of the team, and that'll take time. I think they'll be a shift in power to teams like Arsenal, Spurs, City for a good few years while they have squads at their peak, then it'll change again as they get too old. But this rule on financial sustainability will only be good for us and the Arse.

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  30. yeah possibly spits. He's in my FFL team, so i hope i dont jinx him.

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  31. Laters Scholsey. Player of the year? Nasri, Bale, VDV, De Jong.

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  32. Yeah very true about balance of power & the uefa rules.....i just wonder how shitty, chelski (and now us) will get round them. Im sure there will be some loophole.

    going this time. night fellas

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  33. isnt it cute to be discussing the player of the year 2 months into the season.

    and by cute I mean pointless.

    Anyway, laterz gaterz.

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  34. What? No mention of the mighty boro?

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  35. well Little Peanis might be smiling now but what until he's spent a few months in a dressing room with that bunch of wankers. Abba have forseen it all:

    Chicarito, tell me what’s wrong
    You’re enchained by your own sorrow
    In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow
    How I hate to see you like this
    There is no way you can deny it
    I can see that you’re oh so sad, so quiet

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  36. was this ankle injury one of the clauses roon had to sign in his megacontract - SAF like Charles Foster Kane building an opera house for his prostitute girlfriend to remove the stigma of the enwspaper headlines

    i can imagine the scene.

    SAF look its 150k per week, but if you sign this and limp for a week we can make it 200k. i dont care where you limp. it can be in dubai for all i care. you implied i was a liar, laddie, and that cannae stand. and thats what i want. i want you to say that ye cannae stand.
    Roon : hm. let me think. make it 250k so the people losing their jobs will be REALLT pissed off and its a deal, you red faced tosser now kiss my arse

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  37. top blog as always robbo

    whens the next podcast, mate?

    btw if the glazers had a sense of humour theyd make them wear them nicknames. theyve got no popularity to lose in manchester and milton keynes but the rest of us would love them (i think i do anyway he he) if neville trotted out with CUNT on his back

    btw2 - phil neville played well the other day. he had bale in his pocket (ok slight exaggeration) i thought. another SAF error letting him go?

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  38. what will owen do now? what a talent he was and how he crashed and burned.

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  39. does this mean youre all asleep? lazy fuckers

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  40. De Jong or the lovely Carl Henry doesn’t make Mushy Little Peas of the lad
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    heheheheh

    man city are just stoke + talent

    juggling wolves - grace kelly in Rear Window said this is the hardest thing in the world. mickey mcmousey is proving her right, the slapper

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  41. wot a film. here on youtube in 8 parts

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rear+window+part+1&aq=1

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  42. mickey adams is a big hitchcock fan - he must be

    Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
    Alfred Hitchcock

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  43. There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
    Alfred Hitchcock

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    or coleen reminding you of it. over and over.

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  44. this was a blog about hitchcock films, wasnt it?

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  45. I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
    Alfred Hitchcock

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    fergies cows in a field innit, for actors read players

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  46. Bloody hell blog, you been eating too much chocolate.

    G'day all... although I think I'm on my own.

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  47. Unless there are a few lurkers out there.

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  48. G'day Bo.

    Good news?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/keane-at-critical-point-as-cracks-show-at-ipswich-2116320.html

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  49. G'day Jack... yep, that is good news... never know this time next year you may have a manager... hope it is closer to this side of Christmas this year than next though.

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  50. I was going to point you here Jack but don't bother, he makes no sense at all.

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  51. Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin believes his team-mates are beginning to understand his instructions on the pitch - even though he is saying them in his native Russian. Speaking about an incident with midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Arshavin said: "It was automatic. I shouted to him in Russian and he passed the ball. He understood what I was saying."
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    Now only if he could speak the language which the ball understood and obeyed his instructions and find back of the net on a more regular basis.

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  52. I just wish he would stop passing the ball to the opposition SS, that's not much to ask for.

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  53. Good blog Robbo! FFL wise, player of the season has to be A Cole. He has scored more points than any one else.

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  54. Not sure you are right there SS... both Drogba and Malouda have scored more points than Cole.

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  55. Anonymous said...
    Good blog as always Robbo. Am hoping that now you're off the BBC you might be able to give some wit to the lower leagues.
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    Is it only me who thinks there are too many Anon's hangin around the blog. OR is Anon two-faced?

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  56. Yep, just checked. But it's too close to call.
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    A Cole - 63 in 9 games, value increased by 0.6
    D Drogba - 65 in 9 games, value increased by 0.6
    F Malouda - 65 in 9 games, value increased by 0.9

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  57. I have both Cole and Malouda in my team, still doing no good... shows you how shit the rest of the team are.

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  58. Only 10 points and 14 ranks seperate us. You're doing good Bo.

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  59. I'm wallowing in midfield mediocrity at the moment mate... things may improve in a couple of weeks when I use my wildcard.

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  60. Morning.

    Bo I think I am playing you next in the Robbo H2H league. So I hope your turn around in fortunes doesn't start now. Otherwise that'll be back to back defeats for me. Oh the fall from grace!

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  61. it's 5th vs 1st in the FFL H2H ... I'm playing Mike's Marauders this weekend.

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  62. Baggie Mike is the one who beat me to stop my winning run. Get.

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  63. FOOTBALL:Spurs agree to sign South African international centre-back Bongani Khumalo in January 2011.
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    No idea who he is? Anyone heard of him?

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  64. FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees are:-

    Xabi Alonso (Spain), Daniel Alves (Brazil), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Diego Forlán (Uruguay), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Júlio César (Brazil), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Maicon (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Müller (Germany), Mesut Özil (Germany), Carles Puyol (Spain), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), David Villa (Spain) and Xavi (Spain).

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  65. Player of the month: Who will win?

    Michael Essien (Chelsea)
    Luis Nani (Manchester United)
    Samir Nasri (Arsenal)
    Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)
    Rafael Van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)
    Also in contention: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Youssouf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion)

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  66. I say Rafael Van der Vaart.

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  67. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/9032478.stm

    New defender for January ... watch us break him by February.

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  68. FOOTBALL:

    Paul the octopus, who correctly predicted results in the 2010 World Cup, has died

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    mmmmm,calamari on the menu tonight.

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  69. g'day all...

    SS11 said...
    Anonymous said...
    Good blog as always Robbo. Am hoping that now you're off the BBC you might be able to give some wit to the lower leagues.
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    Is it only me who thinks there are too many Anon's hangin around the blog. OR is Anon two-faced?
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    Hey SS11..maybe they're folks whose name really is anonymouse. lets face, if some parents can name their kids blogdignag and colchester fc..anon is not far away is it?

    hey and how come no liverpool player in the player of the month list? er..ahem..well next month maybe.

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  70. Jimmy Stewart : How would you begin to cut up a human octopus?
    Grace Kelly : I'll be honest with you, Jeff, you're beginning to frighten me a little.

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  71. blogdignags a fine name, it means, "port vale" in Old Norse

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  72. SS11 said...
    FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees are:-

    .....not English.....none of em and rightly so.

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  73. blogdignag said...

    blogdignags a fine name, it means, "port vale" in Old Norse
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    Nothing to do with Jonathan Swift then blogidy?

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  74. FOOTBALL:

    Middlesbrough confirm Tony Mowbray as their new manager

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  75. jacksofbuxton said...
    FOOTBALL:

    Middlesbrough confirm Mowbray as their new manager


    Is that true or are you telling porky pies?

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  76. And how about this one, first time ever:-

    World coach of the year nominees: Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea), Vicente del Bosque (Spain), Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (FC Barcelona), Joachim Loew (Germany), Jose Mourinho (Inter Milan/Real Madrid), Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay), Louis Van Gaal (Bayern Munich), Bert van Marwijk (Holland) and Arsene Wenger (Arsenal).

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  77. Rafa ... left liverpool at teh right time and seems to be doing a good job at Inter.

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  78. Mowbray eh? Not a bad choice, he knows that league inside out and he knows how to get a team out of there to boot.

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  79. Domenech - For Fucking French Football

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  80. BHB....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/middlesbrough/9128153.stm

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  81. Bells will be pleased as my vote goes to Mourinho.

    Right, so will some West Brom players now go to the boro?

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  82. I say Jose Mourinho ...
    (I have actually been known to say Jose Mourinho a lot whether it is relevant to the conversation or not)

    Good win for you on Sunday AH

    and you actually SS, (me & Mr BHB did laugh a lot when City went down to 10 men) but well deserved anyway

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  83. Thanks BHB. And we all can laugh together again next week when no manc team wins. ;)

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  84. The Special 1 blog will be a riot if Mourinho does win the award.

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  85. Jacks, sorry I am very very bored at work and my porky pie bit was a convoluted and not at all funny twist on the name Mowbray. The more bored I am the worser my posts ..

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  86. SS - have you notice the side-splitting Special 1 Blog is not up on BBC site anymore?

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  87. It's still there BHB.

    I think a new one will be up on Friday.

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  88. No offence intended here but why is Arsene on that list? All he's been doing over the past couple of years is the footie equivalent of treading water.

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  89. Hey guys, do you celebrate Halloween over there now?

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  90. Is it Jacks, I clicked on it under the Blogs listing bit and it just came up error on page?

    I was hoping it may have been lost forever ..

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  91. I'm overwhelmed by the response here.

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  92. A simple yes or no would be good.

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  93. Hi Bo

    Halloween has been made into a much much bigger (for that read commercial) 'occassion' than years ago - shops stuffed full with all manner of things that can be remotely connected with it

    So more of a forced-in-yer-face celebration that heartfelt one

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  94. Thanks BHB... I don't ever remember it when I was there.

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  95. I celebrate it, even if it is just an excuse for me to dress up and scare the bajeesus out of the local kids each year

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  96. G'day Bo.

    I take the girls out every year trick or treating.

    Luckily I don't need a mask.

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  97. I thought it was just Oz that was slowly being overtaken by American culture.... seems to be happening there too.

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  98. How long have you been doing that mate?

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  99. Woolworths had Pumpkins for sale today... $26.80 each... crazy or what.

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  100. To be honest Bo,I only really noticed it when we moved to Cheadle 6 years ago.

    There are a lot of young families our way,so it was a bit of a shock first time round.

    Still,we all tuck into the sweets left over...

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  101. That's a bit pricey Bo.

    I think we only paid a couple of quid for ours.

    Mrs Jack will be able to showcase her artistic flair nearer the time.

    I'm her model.

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  102. The first time they came around here was five years ago... I thought they were kidding and told em to bugger off... they came around the following year but I had no sweets in the house... they haven't been around since... I'm probably the mean old bugger in the street.

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  103. It's a bit late to tell me that now Bo.I've booked the flights.....

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  104. You coming out mate?... I'll get in a couple of chocolate bars (or should that be candy bars)

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  105. A little lull at the moment Bo.

    Had a busy morning despite the constant rain.

    Not candy bars.That's for our American cousins.

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  106. That's a relief... I thought for a while I would be coming to the 51st state next year.

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  107. Things that will remain resolutely British.

    A good cup of tea.

    Proper bacon.

    Proper chocolate.

    Bitter/real ale.

    Sensible portion size.

    As for the rest of it,who knows Bo.

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  108. Indian version of Halloween is called Kojagiri and was celebrated here on Saturday. Earlier when we were in school; we used to dress up fancy and perform in social gatherrings held in apartments.

    However, this Thursday I was boozing at friend's place.

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  109. It's the same here mate.

    Aussie staples

    Cup o' char
    meat pie and sauce
    cold lager
    sausage sizzle

    that's about it mate

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  110. I'm a member of the local freecycle group.It's a way of moving things that you don't use to someone that can make a home for it.

    This popped into my inbox....

    [newcastleandstoke-on-trentfreecycle] OFFER: alright looking girlfriend (CRACKLEY)‏

    sick of seeing her about the house, still in good working condition, not
    in box, a little bit worn around the edges, free to any home asap,
    message with interest

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  111. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9128458.stm

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  112. No mention of whether she can cook Jack?

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  113. BojanglesOfOz said...

    Why dress up Star?
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    Git :P Nah, last year I dressed up as some wild eyed zombie with a fencing epee hehe

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  114. But are the complaints true Jack?... most likely.

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  115. Have to look in the users manual to see if she's been programmed to cook Bo.

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  116. Did you scare anyone other than yourself Star?

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  117. Russia 2018 chief executive Andrei Sorokin was quoted as criticising high crime rates and drinking habits of young people in London.

    Sorokin said the comments were "lost in translation" but then insisted the remarks were true
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    Crime rates,no.We don't have a real issue with that here.Obviously stuff goes on,but you can walk about comfortably enough without fear of being mugged/stabbed/shot.

    Drinking habits?Probably spot on the mark Bo.

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  118. Scared the crap out of one girl who knocked on the door ... poor thing ran down the steps and back to her mother, must have been about the same age as my niece

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  119. If she cant cook mate, she'll have to be bloody special in bed (my apologies BHB)

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  120. Sounds good Star, maybe I'll try something like that this year... except nobody comes here anymore.

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  121. You can walk around London without getting mugged?

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  122. There was a Blogspot blog I used to go to before the woman who ran it made it registered members only... she wrote about the area I used to live when I was there and I read of 4-5 stabbings within a couple of months... young kids mainly.

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  123. Anyway guys, I have to go... type to y'all later.

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  124. Me too, have to go... type to y'all later.
    May the best teams (not on paper) win in Carling Cup matches played tonight.

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  125. hey Bo... AUD28.60 for a pumpkin is a daylight robbery..get 2 for USD 5 out here in the land of the free.

    Thanks BHB...should be a fun game in a couple weeks when you lot show up at Anfield. well, fun for you at least, unless old glass ankles eats his spinach before the game.

    Hey SS..an Indian chicken/poultry company about to take over at Blackburn...good stuff..fat sam has probably already applied for his quota of free chicken.

    Would be interesting to see how many clubs are english owned at the mo. not that it matters really, the worlds a village as they say.

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  126. Starfire said...
    Scared the crap out of one girl who knocked on the door ... poor thing ran down the steps and back to her mother, must have been about the same age as my niece

    That's really funny Star - my husband once went round the side of the house when we had trick or treaters and jumped out at them, they pooped themselves too. Actually maybe Halloween isn't so bad ...

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  127. Good stuff once again Robbo.

    That nickname on the back of the shirt thing, is indeed worrying, although nothing really new, the Brazilians has been doing it for donkey's. They even had their nicknames on the teamsheet before the introduction of names on the shirts.

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  128. Holloway2Holland said...
    Good stuff once again Robbo.

    That nickname on the back of the shirt thing, is indeed worrying, although nothing really new, the Brazilians has been doing it for donkey's.


    I don't think it's very nice of the Brazilians to put nicknames on donkeys?

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  129. Another shite-shodden Robbo blog. Each one worse than the last.

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  130. I wanted to a smartars, or shoiuld that be smart ass, reply to your comment 'Bells, so I went to google images and typed in "donkey in football shirt". This was on page 4;



    http://cdn.epltalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/rio-ferdinand-new-man-utd-kit.jpg

    I shit you not!!!

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  131. teehee..these anon dudes are funny.

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  132. we would never put nicknames on donkeys. Lucas shirt would always say Lucas, and never 'dickhead' or any such thing.

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  133. Guten morgen all

    they have Halloween in D-land

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  135. Another excuse to have a piss up at the weekend

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  136. Bolton defender Paul Robinson says he has to keep telling team-mate Martin Petrov to stop running himself into the ground. "He is the player that he is and you've got to let him be free and go and attack teams. Sometimes it can be hard because you've got to put reins on him to save his energy," said Robinson of the Bulgarian left winger.
    Full story: the Sun
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    Reins??
    There's another donkey gag in there somewhere.

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  137. Not sure if Mowbs is a good choice for Boro, yes he is a boro lad, but not sure if he has the qualities. FBH wasnt too impressed at the possibility last week and last time I was home, the locals in the pub didnt want him either

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  138. Another shite-shodden Robbo blog. Each one worse than the last.
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    Agreed. I dont which this Robbo guy knows less about - football or comedy? The only thing funny about him is his picture.

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  140. Anonymous said...

    Another shite-shodden Robbo blog. Each one worse than the last.

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    A riposte:

    Another shite-shodden comment Anon. Each one worse than the last.

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  141. Robbo......

    Likes big butts and he cannot lie,
    You other brothers cant deny,
    That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in Robbos face - you get SPRUNG! And you wanna pull out tough cause you notice that butt was stuffed
    Deep in the jeans shes wearing.
    Robbos hooked and he cant stop staring.

    Robbo love de beats. Word.

    DJ CATT

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  142. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/9128308.stm

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    'Kin 'ell ... it's just a game.

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  143. other anon people, if u dont like it then dont come here and read it.

    Great blog Robbo, ur still mentioned on the BBC blogs as im sure u know.

    Im happy that Arsenal won, for the same reasons u all are.

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  144. Robbo Beats (Remix from Da Catt):

    They say hes washed up and dat hes no good,
    But Robbo still gets respect from da street and da hood,
    The BBC sacked him but we know da truth,
    Robbo writes from da heart even through the abuse.

    Anon is a hater and he want Robbo out,
    But we know he aint got no chance against the Tees Mouth.

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  145. fucking hell..what has this suddenly become - 8 mile road..should i be changing my moniker to the AnfieldHizzle for shizzle?? look what you've done with your little rap game now robbo.

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  146. mornin' lads,

    Good stuff Robbo. When Rooney gets better they'll have a little pee and a big shit in the box.

    H, let the bugger run I say. If he can manage 45 minutes he's yourng enough for us.

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  147. I am Anonymous and I like it up my bum.

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  148. G'day all

    What's with Blackburn being sold to another overseas interest... won't be any PL team English owned soon.

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  149. Bit late with this one Bo, but you should take a trip to the east coast - pumpkins only $25 in my Woolworths. So that's a saving of $1.80 - well worth the airfare/fuel/days off work.

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  150. Got to dash - just realised the time and I'm late for uni. Laters homie's.

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  151. According to Wenger, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is a great talent coming through for the gunners and is penciled in for a game against Newcastle in the Carling Cup. I know nothing about him but I am sure Spit and H2 can fill in the blanks for me..

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  152. Sounds like it could be a good reason to travel east Noel, cheers mate.

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  153. Just watched Emmanual-Thomas on youtube and if nothing else he knows where the goals are.

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  154. Here's a lighthearted look at the beautiful game.

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  155. BojanglesOfOz said...

    G'day all

    What's with Blackburn being sold to another overseas interest... won't be any PL team English owned soon.
    26 October 2010 22:10

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    Can't see Spurs being sold any time soon Bo, not given we joined the Billionaire's Owner's Club before Chelsea did.

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  156. It's not often I look forward to the first round of the FA cup but this year's different ...Dover vs Gillingham (aka The Grudge Match) and Darford are playing ......... Port Vale.

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  157. Morning all.

    Quarter finals of the League Cup.

    Whoda thunk it?

    3 points this weekend is a bit more important though.Home to Millwall.

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  158. Well I couldn't help tinkering so I've played my FFL wildcard. Not much was broke, but I was bored. Time will tell if I've gone and funked it up. Didn't realise that you didn't get the whole value of a player you sold if they'd gone up in value - bit cheeky that. I was selling a player for profit, expecting to use the extra on a striker, only to get 50% of the profit. So not entirely happy with the new team, but a bit better than the last one.

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  159. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stepped up his plan to get the club's key players to commit to the Old Trafford outfit by offering John O'Shea a new £16.5m contract.
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    John O'Shea - a 'key player'. I rest my case that the United squad isn't good enough.

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  160. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has spoken out for the first time over the fury surrounding his contract wrangle, insisting: "I was never going to leave Man United".
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    So you were just holding the club to ransom to get more money out of them. That's ok then.

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  161. O'Shea's not even a first team regular these days ... 'kin 'ell are they playing at giving him that sort of money?

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  162. Morning all.
    AH/Bo - The kebabs from Venky's are really spicy and more value for money than KFC. I don't know anything much apart from that, hope it's a wise returns on investment they get from Blackburn Rovers.

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  163. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9129782.stm
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    Needless barking from Wolves exec there. A fuckinjealousbitch he is.

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  164. I was walking through town yesterday, when I came across a large black man with a mohawk and jewellery. He said, "I piy the fool. "I said, "Hey, you missed a T."

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  165. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11679_6470705,00.html

    Why doesn't he fly his daughters over here then? It's not like he can't afford it.

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  166. http://www.moviefone.co.uk/2010/10/26/charlie-sheen-found-naked-and-drunk-in-hotel/

    Crazy Guy!!

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  167. Morning all. I might not know a lot about football but I do know that 28 Aussie dollars for a pumpkin is expensive. In Asda they're seeling them for £1 each. I'll post one over to you Bo.

    It's a big night for Buxton tonight. Away to Mickleover Sports in the Northern Premier League. I hear that all the big broadcasters are clamouring for the rights to show that one live.

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  168. SS11 said...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/9129782.stm
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    Needless barking from Wolves exec there. A fuckinjealousbitch he is.
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    Or just sick of the hypocrisy of someone whonever saw Vieira, Petit, Keown, Dixon and other Arsenal players under his stewardship commiting exactly the same sorts of fouls and constantly getting booked or sent off

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  169. Or Winterburn!!

    Oh wait, he ran off didn't he?

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  170. i looked up hypocrisy in the dictionary and there ws a little pic of wenger

    sounds to me like oz has serious pumpkin inflation problem. the pumpkin farmers are paying themselves ridiculous bonuses and if theyre not careful the whole vegetable market is going to crash and its the bumpkins and the haseeds who wil suffer. the pumpkin moguls will be laughing all the way to the seed bank

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  171. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TFVuHrwgyY

    In case you haven't seen it.

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  172. I dont remember Wenger speaking about committed tackles in 50-50 situations. He speaks up only when they are really hard and the defenders have absolute no chance of getting the ball, they instead end up snapping the ankles, shin, broken leg etc. And more often it's his boys that end up getting injured.

    Also give me a list of players that have had their legs broken by Vieira, Petit & Keown tackles.

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  173. SS11, I have no interest in talking about keown's Tackle. Or the other two for that matter.

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  174. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-11630764
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    Anyone fancy spending some money?

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  175. SS11 said...
    I dont remember Wenger speaking about committed tackles in 50-50 situations. He speaks up only when they are really hard and the defenders have absolute no chance of getting the ball, they instead end up snapping the ankles, shin, broken leg etc. And more often it's his boys that end up getting injured.

    Also give me a list of players that have had their legs broken by Vieira, Petit & Keown tackles.
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    I don't remember him complaining about their viciousassault on Ruud Van Nistelrooy either. Vieira, Petit & Keown were very cynical and dirty players. Vieira still holds teh record for most red cards in the Premier League and if I remember rightly one season got himself sent off 2 games in a row at the start of the season

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  176. Adam, how could he get himself sent off two games in a row? Surely he'd be sitting out the following game serving a suspension.

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  177. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/9131176.stm
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    There is a shock.

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  178. What does the average shop keeper weigh?










    Sweets.

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  179. Looking forward to the Ashes now. They start just after my final exams so I'll be free to watch them all day. Dougie Bollinger and Ryan Harris are doubts for the Aussies. Could well do without them two playing, from a 'pommie wanker' point of view.

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  180. Vicious assault???? which??? that one after Ruud missed the penalty.
    Mr PSB, I am talking about tackles.

    And if Vieira did, R*y K**ne wasnt far too behind in his assaults on Ljunberg and Parlour. And that was the beauty of Arsenal/Un**ed game. So stop complaining about those old battles. They dont exist anymore.

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