Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Rafa's Return


Fergie: 'Bad luck, tosser!' Rafa: 'Get fact, senor.'

Long before Liverpool took the plunge and expunged Rafa Benitez from their memories there were rumblings abroad that the Spaniard was pretty much as big a pain in the jacksy as it’s possible to be.

He won 2 finals while he was at Anfield – and both of them were won despite the gaffer not cos of him. Well, actually they were won by Steven Gerrard, the match-winning attacking midfielder that Rafa loved to play wide left or wide right.

Of course the Kop emblazoned Benitez’s face on banners as if he was in some sort of Mount Rushmore of Shankly, Paisley, Fagan and Dalglish. I never quite bought that. Neither did Rafa if you believe that he kicked King Kenny off the training ground.

During, and very much since his departure Benitez has indulged in a custard pie fight of throwing around the blame, and none of it was his.

The soft and wisest target is Hicks n Gillett, the Burke and Hare of football ownership. Apparently, the structure of Liverpool FC was changed and that meant Benitez couldn’t do his job properly. But even they can rightly argue that a transfer kitty was made available to El Sulko and he blew most of it on expensive flops. (Hasn’t Coleen Rooney just paid ten grand for something similar?)

Benitez has never accepted that he paid good money for old rope. But Ryan Babel? Alberto Aquilani, who was bought already crocked as a replacement for Xabi Alonso (which is like replacing a smooth old Bentley with a Fiat Uno with an empty tank).

And of course Robbie Keane. £20 million to keep a bench warm?

Benitez insists that he left the club with a net spend of £10 million and a team full of internationals. Well maybe. But if you furnish your home with the most expensive decor you can find, it can still mean that your house looks shit.

Credit where it’s due. He made two tip-top purchases: Torres and Reina. And Alonso, who couldn’t quite cope with the notion that his manager was hoping to replace him with midfield maestro Gareth Barry and sped off to Madrid. But that’s it, really.

And rather than neurotically bristling at what Roy Hodgson might say – and let’s face Woy is playing the same game as our lovely coalition and reminding everyone that the current travails are the fault of those who went before – Benitez might do well to dig around for a bit of humility and accept a little part in the demise of Liverpool’s season.

That’s not in his nature. He will be remembered for one other thing during his reign at Liverpool. Fact. That word. Fact. The Fergie-slating press conference that marked the end of his team’s title hopes. This was typical Rafa. He got himself so far up on the moral high ground his players lost sight of him and they never recovered.

There’s been echoes of that in the recent Inter press conference, where Rafa has clearly prepared some notes to read from. It’s as if the bloke turns into his own counsel or the defence or the prosecution every time he sits in front of journalists.

His latest blurtings are up there with the best of Cantona and Mourinho:
"We have a saying in Spanish: 'White liquid in a bottle has to be milk.'" Quirky and charming, Rafa, but not exactly true.



It could be a bottle of whitewash which erstwhile managers use to paint over the less successful bits of his reign.

Or the correction fluid you should have used to smear out half the words from that press conference in January 2009.

Or the bottled ejaculation of a humpback whale. (All right that’s less likely).

And if it is milk can we get a saucer of it ready for Senor Benitez for the next time we ask him about Liverpool? It wasn't me-ow!

I could be missing something. After all, some people can’t see a priest on a mountain of sugar. But hey Rafa let’s not confuse the Catholic Church with sugary treats, shall we? Not at the mo. Or I'll start misspelling Benedicked and then where will we be?

Besides which, Rafa, we have a saying in England, too: ‘Aw shut your face, you whinging pillock.’

It’s a phrase I’m tempted to use in the direction of Harry Redknapp after his rant against Mark Clattenburg. Yes, it was a weird goal that Nani scored. Yes, Clattenburg shouldn’t have waved away the Spurs players and let Rio Ferdinand stand there chuntering (although I suspect it’s pretty easy to blank out anything Rio has to say).

But I agree with Fergie. The ref hadn’t blown his whistle. He played an advantage. Gomes just had to keep the ball in his hands. He’s the plank in all of this. Had he not put the ball on the ground and faffed about like a nervy learner driver wondering whether to make a right turn the goal would never have been scored.

Clattenburg can’t really turn round and say ‘Oops I meant to blow my whistle there but forgot. Give the ball back to the keeper.’

Here's young Mark just after a quick chat with Rio Ferdinand.

I mean it’s the first rule of footy. Play to the whistle.

But players think they run the game now, don’t they? So even though he didn’t blow the whistle, he should have, so let’s assume he did.

I agree that it’d be nice to get the ref’s perspective in a press conference. I’m sure that fining Harry is a stupid idea, particularly since he wasn’t damning Clattenberg as a ref, just disagreeing with the decision. And we’d really miss a post-match ‘Arry.

And I’m not so sure that if the goal had gone the other way it would’ve been given. That’s what really rankles, I reckon. Because that Meesta Ferguthon, he get all the deceesions... and we get no help. Not never. FACT. He eez the only one who get ever-ee-theeng.

288 comments:

  1. FIRST!

    Excellent blog Robbo....Now time to read it

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  2. Can someone please explain to me what rafa's phrase of "Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar." actually means?
    Reminds me of an old southpark episode where the family guy script was shown to be put together is random words chosen by sea mammals!
    Gotta love all the crap he comes out with.

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  3. Yup ... it's been so long since I've nicked a blog cherry I'm settling for top five these days :P

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  4. Anonymous said...

    Can someone please explain to me what rafa's phrase of "Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar." actually means?
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    http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/benitez-slams-hodgson-in-priest-on-a-mountain-of-sugar-tirade-2403174.html

    Benitez's Spanish colloquialism about the priest on the mountain of sugar -- surely a phrase that will find itself immortalised on a Kop banner sometime soon -- was another way of saying that the truth was staring Hodgson in the face. It derives its meaning from the ease with which the priest's black robes can be spotted against the white of the mountain of sugar.

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  5. I still find it funny that Rafa, on a day when he's meant to be concentrating on the Champions League has decided to take the day to slag off his old club.

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  6. Morning all. Totally agree that it was Gomes' fault. If he'd thrown the ball out quickly to Lennon to break and then the ref called the game back for a freekick they would've complained that they didn't get an advantage. Clattenberk clearly played on and Gomes should've played to thw whistle. But I've proved I know nothing about football so all of the above is probably wrong.



    What have Tiger Woods, John Terry, Ronan Keating, Ashley Cole, Vernon Kay and Wayne Rooney got in common?







    Wives who obviously needed to make more of a fucking effort.

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  7. Oh come on Robbo, Rafa bought all those exciting players like voronin, insua, the raging dossena, and the spanish brigade of Josemi, nunez, Pellegrino and Palletta. imean the man constantly tried to being 4 players into the first team each season, had no patience to let sissoko return to his form after the eye injury but was let of the hook becuase of alonso, who left becuase he was rated better the slow-motion Barry. Hicks stated that the club spent 300 million on players in the Benitez era. I guess he is the preist on the mountain of sugar who cant see himself cos he thinks he is wearing white robes, but we all knows his robes are black and we can see him for what he is. i wonder how long it will take him to pull inter apart and then blame it on Mourinho

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  8. robbo, you would do well to add mascherano, daniel agger, peter crouch, skrtel, sissoko, aquilani (who is doing well now for juventus) to the two-man list of tip-top purchases. Let me count then: 8 tip-top purchases. Agree on robbie keane, although the loss was minimal(5 million). We didnt lose the title because of the rant. We lost because Middlesborough turned us over at a bitter cold afternoon at Teeside, and a goal against stoke city was disallowed when it was legitimate.
    Agree that Rafa needs to take some responsibility, but excuse me, he paid the price with his job. What more do you expect from him, apply for a job in Sky TV and say Sorry before every Liverpool game?

    Like your blog, but you touch a sensitive nerve each time you slate Rafa. Hell, you even got me to type these many words.!

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  9. FBH, sort your FFL team out mate. Its a fucking disgrace!

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  10. Come on Colchetser, how responsible were you as a 24 year old, Rooney is a 24 yr old millionaire and you expect him not to play about. Only in the UK is there a fuss about this. 3 of the French national team, Benzema, Ribery and Govou all got down with a professinoal escort who turned out to be younger than 18 when endering services to Ribery who had her flown in to Germany for his birthday. Oezil is 21 and is about to get married to Anna Maria Lagerblom (28). She is married to Pekka Lagerblom and is obtaining a divorce from the former Werder Bremen player, who now plays in the greman 3rd division (that has Groupie all over it). can we seriously expect Oexil to be faithful to her, she is cheating on her husband and he is too young to settle down or else he would not have cast his roving eye on another mans wife. Funny thing is that her husband used to play for Werder bremen. She must have an attachmnet to the club.

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  11. Fantastic blog, Robbo.

    Rafa must have stolen Special 1's diary to make his programme notes.

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  12. I'm not blaming the players Anon. I'm blaming the wives. They obviously weren't keeping their men happy at home so they went off looking for what they needed elsewhere. I had this discussion with a mate about Ashley Cole and he couldn't understand why he cheated on Cheryl with a minger like that hairdresser. I said it was because there's no point having a Ferrari at home if you're never allowed to drive it. Sometimes it's fun to take a spin round the block in an old banger.

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  13. Starfire said...
    I still find it funny that Rafa, on a day when he's meant to be concentrating on the Champions League has decided to take the day to slag off his old club.
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    You'se lot give us a 7 goal thriller again tonight!

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  14. WotM ... even as a dyed in the wool liverpool supporter, I can'y agree with your defence of Rafa..as manager with sufficient funds at this disposal he screwed the team last season with his inflexibility and his pre-occupation with mindgames and pressworthy copy. He is still doing it at Inter..on a day they play spurs away. shocking. we dont expect him to say sorry before each game(though it would be nice), but taking every opportunity to blame everyone but himself for liverpool's decline is abdication of responsibility to the extreme, and quite disrespectful to his current club, who should have his undivided attention. i am grateful to rafa for istanbul, for torres and for the 4-1 hammering of ManU at OT, but a spade's a spade mate.

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  15. My dear Walking on the moon these are my thoughts:

    mascherano - good at first for the english game where we like to get stuck in but too many fouls conceded and no good going forward.

    daniel agger - excellent defender version of Robin Van Persie, injury-plagued

    Peter crouch - highest goal scorer for liverpool when he was sold mysteriously left out of the Champs league final against Milan when surley maldini could not have coped with his aerial prowess for 45 minutes.

    Skrtel - Robbo has said it before in his BBC days (Skrtling up and down akin to scurrying and shuffling at the same time)

    Sissoko - excellent player sold for an understandable dip in form

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  16. Colch I get you totally but in truth can a man who wants to cheat be satisfied by his wife, talk less of a superstar with money and means to be discrete (for a while). Some girls would love to be with these guys just for the fun of it just like every man would not mind a night with sheryl cole, beyonce, nicky minaj, Giselle, Heidi Klum. etc.

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  17. Pay no attention to Colch anon.Don't forget his wife/sister/aunty/mother/niece/grandmother are all the same person.

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  18. Good stuff Robbo.

    Obviously the worst decision Rafa ever made was letting El Hadji Diouf leave Anfield, well, that and the Alonso departure.

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  19. El Hadj Diouf's at Blackburn now. That's within spitting distance.

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  20. Just wondering about 8 good purchases.
    Aquilani - playing well for Juve. But shit for LFC. So not a good buy. just a goodbye.
    Crouch - played great but Rafa flogged him anyway - good management? Nah!
    Sissoko - same story, except his eye injury somewhat contributed to a dip in form.
    Masch - v keen to leave by the end.
    Agger - agreed that Rafa was unfortunate with him.
    Skrtel is average. To poor. Conclusion is that even if Benitez buys a decent player he either loses him to injury or sells him anyway. And he's got a squad full of pulled muscles at Inter now. Coincidence. No.

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  21. yeah, maybe it's a bottle of Douffy's spittle!

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  22. jacksofbuxton said...
    Pay no attention to Colch anon.Don't forget his wife/sister/aunty/mother/niece/grandmother are all the same person.
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    And a fine looking lady she is. Apart from the 6 fingers on each hand and the webbed feet.

    I can't believe I'm getting grief from an Ipswich supporting hairdresser. I've just got one thing to say to you Jacks..............


    GIVE ROY KEANE A 10 YEAR CONTRACT!!!!!!

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  23. No need to shout Colch.

    As long as your real name isn't Marcus Evans you can shout what you like about our "manager".

    His contact is up at the end of the season,so we'll see what happens then.

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  24. Me Anon again.

    Hang on, lets not leave out Luis Garcia who was great with Crouch, but then again we have to ponder about Benitez playing Kewell in the final against Milan, even though he just recovered from injury and had not played up to 90 minutes of footy that season. I wonder what Babel's career wuld have been like if he had gone to Arsenal, with Wenger's tutelage we probably would not have seen Arshavin in the PL. Amazing how he can waste talent, he leaves Benayoun on the bench when he is clearly a player that can make things happen, and then transforms Kuyt from a support striker into a right sided midfeilder/non-scoring winger.

    That Benitez is a genius i tell you. Watch we may eyt see Eto and Milito play holding midfeild roles while Lucio and Cambiaso play up front.

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  25. Correction folks, that is 10 tip top purchases if I add Benayoun and Alonso.

    In response to Teeside:

    Aquilani: The word shit should be used sparingly, can be applied to performances akin to that of England in the world cup. When the man was fit, he turned in 7 assists and 3 goals from the games when he started. Of course, now if Paul Scholes or Ferdinand or Van Persie are injured and dont play well, they dont become shit do they? Football watchers know a good player when they see, class being permanent and all that applies here very well.

    Crouch: Was sold because of the world cup year for 50 percent profit. Bad Management? Good economics yes...especially since Crouch wanted more playing time for the World Cup year. Oh yeah Rafa did try to retain him.

    Mascherano: Committed too many fouls? That is not good mate, as a defensive midfielder, a soft touch cannot be expected. Ask Robbie Savage, Roy Keane, Viera etal. Now at Barcelona...wonder how many players from Chelsea and Manutd went on to play at Barca.

    Agger: Injury prone, yes, but at 5.8 million can walk into any world class team. Give rafa credit for bringing him from nowhere and making him what he is now.

    Sissoko: Was a good buy wasnt it? Dip in form or not, he was sold to accomodate Mascherano. Sounds like a upgrade to me, not bad management.

    Skrtel looks average depending on the system you play with, admittedly no Maldini, but cant be termed a bad purchase.

    Ok, no excuses for last season. Rafa got it more wrong than right. So he lost his job for one bad season? Anfield Hopeful...abdication of responsibility? He is now at Inter and still giving it back to Roy who is definitely opening slating King Kenny. Feel the pulse mate, did u feel good after the 4-1 at OT? With some patience, the good times could return. Forget last season, do you think we are gonna reach higher than 7th?

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  26. Clattenberg - a terrible ref as any Everton fan will tell you. The Nani "goal" was as 'Arry sez, a farce, but let's face it, were Spuds looking like they were about to score at that point in the game - no. So it had no effect on the game, which in all probability would have ended 1-0.
    "Il cameriere grasso Spagnolo" was always a whiny get, and always will be. Oh, how we miss that clown's outbursts - hang on, we can still hear them all the way from Milan!

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  27. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11679_6482114,00.html

    What a load of bollocks!! The whole thing is a joke, including Yoyo (sorry yaya).

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  28. i only come on here these days for the sight of a nice pair of breasts, so that pair of milk bottles were a big disappointment. its like im being toyed with.

    here's a picture of a camel's toe:

    (google it yourself i cant be bothered)

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  29. take 2 :

    blogdignag said...
    "Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar."

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    and some people think theyre eric contona

    after his milk-based analogy last time and woy as sugar priest this time, i expect this will develop into an elaborate breakfast-themed epic simile in-joke with mourinho next to be characterised as foorman to the king of the cornflakes and SAF as the goblin daughter of the Earl Grey Tea Priestess

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  30. blogdignag said...
    not quite sure what arry is saying with the i wont spek to the media business

    is he claiming es so honest he cant help himself but tell the truth? but only directly after a match?

    TV a good victory there here at white hart lane. tell me arry did you ever take a bung?

    HR yes i did. gar im never spaking to the meeja again if theres consequences from this


    or is he demanding the right to say whatever he likes.

    TV a score draw there arry anything to say?

    HR yes i hate gays and fuck the Pope. but thered better be no repercussions....

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  31. blogdignag said...
    whats the point of robbie savage?

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  32. blogdignag said...
    agreed bo

    tone he didnt blow his whistle but he should have blown his whistle

    i think nani is a bit thick and got his games mixed up he was obviously going for a touchdown/ he then remembered he played for manchester united and decided to cheat. before you object that any striker would have done the same thing, lets just examine his mental processes for those few moments:

    oo look ive been tripped up/ oo look ive got the ball in me hand its a peno. no? ok then take that sucker!

    not exctly captain oates the glorious gentlemanly (paedophile) hero is he?

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  33. blogdignag said...
    Holloway2H, while i agree with your analysis of the nani farce, as you say he clearly handled it so it should have been a fee kick, and a booking for deliberate handball there was no advantage to be played as playing on in your own box can only ever advantage the attacking side. so harrys right clangenburger got it wrong

    that plus the faiure to pack off rio when he ws trying to bing influence to bear plus is red devil branded underpants plus the fact he ws seen french kissing SAF just after the final whistle is inevitably going to be seen as pro man u bias

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  34. WalkingOnTheMoon.. nope, we wont finish higher than 7th this season. I don't think that has anything to do with Rafa not accepting some of the responsibility for our decline, rather than claiming "power struggles, purslow, hodgson, dalglish, milk,sugar,priest (not necessarily in that order" were to blame. His "i left the team with 13 internationals" is crap. so what?? if they amount to crap, it means nothing. and lets not forget one of those internationals is babel.

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  35. i feel like im repeating myself sometimes - repetion is recollection forwards. recollection is repetition backwards. but copying and pasting is childish and pointless in all directions.

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  36. here's a nice pair of tits for you blogidy.

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  37. dont ask me ngog, my hair is antennae receiving e.s.p. communications from the dealer in withnail and I and he make no sense

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  38. withnail and I and he - that should be the sequel

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  39. i cant open it jacks, but kind thought thanks. i hope its birds.

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  40. pair of great tits on a feeder on a lovely sunny day.

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  41. That implies two Withnails. What about Withnail & I & You?

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  42. Withnail and I II,this time it's personal.

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  43. or the human resources version.

    Withnail and I II,this time it's personnel

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  44. Well McNulty seems to think Rafa is now the canine's cojones. Wonder who's wrong?

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  45. Don't forget the director's cut Withnail & I (Redux)

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  46. Me anon again

    Nice one Jacks, quite a lovely pair.

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  47. Can you see the canine's cjones on the mountain of sugar behind the priest, or is it just winged eel fingerling?

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  48. withnail and I and he is just one withnail, roger, but he's schizo

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  49. blog...now it all makes sense...

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  50. there's the CIA torture version.

    Withnail until I get the pliers out.

    Is it safe?

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  51. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11672840

    you couldn't make it up.

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  52. the cop AZ8 who shot the drunken lawyer is in a spot of bother - he put song titles into his testimony at the inquest. at least rafa hasnt sunk this low (yet)

    It was not clear what the songs are, but he used the phrases "first time", a hit by Robin Beck, "enough is enough", the subtitle of hit single No More Tears by Barbra Streisand, "point of no return", a Duran Duran hit, and "line of fire", recorded by rock band Journey.

    AZ8, who fired at Mr Saunders while placing a battery-powered spotlight in a conservatory of a neighbouring property, told the inquest he regretted not shooting the barrister earlier.

    He swore heavily during his evidence, remarking that a colleague said "F*** me, this is really going to happen" and adding that he was "buggered" if he was going to turn his back on a gunman.
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    and we gave this chump a gun?????

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  53. that was a bit spooky, jacks, i was reading the same story in the daily mirror

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  54. I know.

    If you could just turn the camera in the corner round a bit I'll let you know what the score is in the snooker.

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  55. "Well m'lud, fuck me if didn't feel like I wuz walking on the moon, I mean everything hsppened like poetry in motion. I thought the guy had all the guns of brixton in his pocket, he coulda bin a bankrobber. I lost complete control, so I said to my mate, I said hey joe, let's shhot out the lights....

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  56. for all you rafa doubters, here are facts:

    1. Without Rafa, no chance of getting players of the calibre of Torres, Reina, Agger, Alonso ever in the future. Oh yeah, Uncle Woy wants to sign players that Barca are targetting...good luck with that. Players of Torres quality need assurance that there is a possibility for the future. If you ask a man to leave a job because he was not doing it well, then it is expected you replace with someone better.

    2.Note that he never blamed anyone when he left..Uncle Woy opens his cretin mouth and got that response. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/6p8ocd Read it if you want to know what the fans really think.

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  57. can we knock the song lyric thing on the head.

    It'll only encourage Adam to barrage us with hackneyed 80s synth tat lyrics.

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  58. "for all you rafa doubters, here are facts:"

    not the best phrase to use when mentioning Rafa.

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  59. for all you rafa doubters, here are facts:
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    Do you not mean Phackts?

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  60. A triumph for experience over callow youth Ngonad.

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  61. Dont know that all the fans are on twitlonger WotM. except them that are priests drinking sugary milk.

    Rafa did a reasonably decent job at our club, but to say the club's decline is everyone's fault except the managers is a bit much.

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  62. jacksofbuxton said...
    can we knock the song lyric thing on the head.

    It'll only encourage Adam to barrage us with hackneyed 80s synth tat lyrics
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    You're whelk-ome to stop Jacks but you were the one who became a dab hand with the fish puns. This isn't the plaice for it. I hold you sole-ly responsible for this type of behaviour with all your floundering around. We're all conger-grating here for football talk not fish based punnery.

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  63. yeah, all this fish punnery is Skate-ing around the issue at hand :p

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  64. This is a bad halibut you lot are getting into, Im sure you are all having a whale of a time but give it a rest me mussells are aching....

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  65. Anyone got a link for a site I can watch champs league tonight? I appear to have misplaced the one I normally use

    cheers

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  66. Evening lads.

    www.myp2p.eu

    Usually works MR

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  67. I met a fairy today who granted me just one wish.


    “I want to live forever.” I said.

    “Sorry”, said the fairy, “but I am not allowed to grant wishes like that.”

    Fine I said, “I want to die when England win the World Cup”.

    “You crafty bastard!” said the fairy.

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  68. This from a 'Arry interview

    "Mr Clattenburg, in private, has said to somebody that I know, for a fact, that he made a mess, really. When the reports go in, all the assistants back up Mark Clattenburg.

    "They all get together and make a decision - it's a fact. If it's a fact which people don't like, what can I do about that? It's a fact."
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    He's obviously been taking lessons from Rafa.

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  69. Top blog Robbo. Agree with everything you said. I'll tell you the problem with Rafa - shit facial hair. When he arrived all them years ago he was a fresh-faced senor who won the Champions League (albeit with Houllier's team), but then he seemed to get a liking for Wimpy's and had to grow a shit goatee to cover his fat chin. People with shit facial hair are twats - fact. Lets look at the evidence: Rafa with goatee, twat. Hitler, generally considered a bit of a dick. Joey Barton at the start of the season, muppet. Rio Ferdinand, drug cheating gimp. And of course (you knew it was coming), the biggest advert for gay facial landscaping - Mr GNev. There are numerous others, but you get my point. All of this is facts.

    Come on you Spurs!

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  70. Noel's right again. In fact "shit facial hair" is, it turns out, an anagram for a pan of scouse otherwise known as 'artificial hash'

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  71. You missed out Stalin, raputin and Jeremy Beadle! Noel you have a point but what about Brian Blessed! Rolf Harris! and of Course Doctor Shipman!..............actually you might have a point.

    Fact alert: Hitler actually modelled his tache on Charlie Chaplin(as rafa would say Fact). He was a big fan of his film 'the great dictator'.

    Sounds like someone who shags spuds

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  72. Don't get me wrong MR, facial hair can be magnificent if grown to a high standard. Brian Blessed is a great advert for it, Merv Hughes is another. But the examples I gave, and the ones you offered also, aren't approaching anything that could be considered magnificent.

    Having said that, if Rafael Van Der Vaart wants to grow himself a Rafatashe, then he'd look great.

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  73. Great half at WHL, end to end stuff. Bale roasting Maicon, and Lennon needs to try the same thing on Chivu and Samuel, on a yellow

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  74. I knew that injury from the weekend would catch up with him!! Fuck it. Oh well, at least VDV can sit with the physio and work on his 'tashe.

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  75. Crouchy!!! Can I just point out that Spurs top their Champions League group - ahead of defending Champions Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and FC Twente. Get in!

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  76. That's game over with that goal surely.

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  77. Inter must be fucking sick of Bale now .... 2 matches, he's scored three and set up two for us.

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  78. Fucking get in ... 3-1 full time against the reigning champions. 3 more points and we should be through to the knock out stages. Can't say we're not trying to live up to the high standards the English teams have set over the past few years.

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  79. I'm boinging off to bed after that.


    Booooooiiiiinnnnngggggg!!!!!

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  80. well done mancs and spuds, disappointing that the spuds didn't have dark shorts on for us squinting Trotters but nice on the day that they looked like ten bottles of milk.

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  81. If only Bale was english, another Giggs, great talent never to get to the finals of EC and WC

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  82. well done spurs. top midfield. but take back crouch to the dungeon igor, im going to bury him in the catacombs mmwwahahahaha

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  83. tone its not even as if wales is a proper foreign country. theyre just scousers with a bad attitude.

    wales you were conquered 800 years ago. youre a bit of england - get over it. now give us your good players. youve only got 3 and theyre the 3 weve been missing. no use to you, taffy swine.

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  84. Blog
    Bale wa eligible to play for the England national football team instead of Wales through his grandmother,but has claimed :

    "It is an honour to play for Wales... Nobody ever got in touch with me personally from England, only through my agent."
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    Fucking idiots

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  85. But then he would never have gotten in the team because of the constant selection ofSWP

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  86. and that hopefully will keep Rafa focussed on Inter and off idiotic Spanish proverbs.

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  87. Hate to admit it, but the Spuds looked more then decent tonight, played some good stuff. Bale showed flashes of briliance.

    I'm off to wash my mouth out with soap, petrol and paint stripper to get the nasty taste out of my mouth.

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  88. Un-fucking-believable that there are still scousers out there yearning for the good ol Rafa.

    I say we let 'em have it.

    SACK WOY. HIRE RAFA.

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  89. is rafa a little old spanish lady in disguise? does s/he go home, whip off the box beard and lounge about in one of them black lacy quasi-burkhas that little old spanish ladies wear when theyre not torturing donkeys

    IF NOT why is the silly twat translating spanish home-spun wisdom into english cos it dont werk. or is he having us on?

    if arry went on spanish tv and said neer cast a clout til rafa is out, or summat, in bad spanish it would be hilarious

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  90. liverpool will never recover until they re-employ rafa

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  91. RAFA LOVERS,

    he is at it again.

    He won CL with Liverpool with a team he inherited and is now at the defending CL champs inter.

    For the second club running, Rafa has inherited a solid team poised to challenge for major trophies and will run them into ground.

    Mark my words.

    Actually, forget what I say and hire him again.

    Its just too damn funny

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  92. Am i missing summat but if the referee plays an advantage and one doesn't arise he can call the play back to the original offence? everyone agrees it was a handball and conceding a goal might just count as not gaining an advantage so he was perfectly within his rights to blow for the handball even though he didn't do so first up. OK, he's also entitled to wave play on but that might make the situation look like a farce and him a prat. D'oh!

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  93. Anon,

    IMHO you are missing the point re advantage.

    Is there a bigger advantage of play in footy than the freakin ball being wedged up the keeper's arse ala Gomez?

    He is in firm control of the ball with no one challenging.

    He could kick, pass or throw the ball to any of his team mates or hold on to it until the opponent has left him at a safe distance.

    What he chose to do is, throw the ball sufficiently away from himself but close to an opponent in the age old practice known as a FUCK ME.

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  94. Col, I know this is bloody old-fashioned mate... but if those guys (the footballers you mentioned) loved their wives they would not be going outside of the marriage to get fucked. I guess you cant expect much more from footballers though can you, they are pretty low on the evolutionary ladder.

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  95. Bo, Colch,

    I am sure both of you will agree that some women may be quite mean in terms of using 'it' against the man or feel happy about using it as a bargaining or controlling mechanism.

    That tells the class of the woman.

    How the man deals with it, when so confronted, can range from divorce, face-to-face talks to resolve the issue, or a stiff upper lip.

    That tells the class of the man.

    Obviously, neither of us are in a position to comment on the individual cases as only the concerned parties know what happened but you cant tell me if your wife were to withhold it or not be very interested that you'd be perfectly happy to go on with your life unperturbed.

    I wouldnt.

    Now add youth, tremendous wealth, fame and cahvness to the equation.

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  96. Spit, if they aint happy with what they are getting at home, leave, it's as simple as that.

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  97. Bo,

    as I said. How they handle it is the class of them.

    Women, with all due respect, are all fuckin' crazy. All of them.

    but if the man is rich, famous, young and attracting chaves and chavesses like dung does the flies, he WILL indulge in the bung.

    pluss, the divorce costs them half their fortune.

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  98. Speaking from experience... I played around when I was married, it had nothing to do with not getting enough at home, it was because I was a bastard.... I shouldn't have got married and obviously I am not now.... it's just a pretty weak excuse to blame others for your own weaknesses.

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  99. So Bo (not SuBo),

    which one of the young, rich, good looking or famous were you?

    Or like clinton, you did it, just because you could?

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  100. It was just me mate, no other reason.... I was in a band mind so that didn't help much.

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  101. OH... and to answer your question... I wasn't rich or famous.. ;-)

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  102. Arsenal have moved ahead of Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham and into pole position to sign Werder Bremen playmaker Marko Marin.
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    Yet another rumour to mull over.

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  103. Bo,

    all i say to this gutter press bullshit is,

    its very complicated relationship being a couple without the glare of publicity and without involvement of all the factors of fame, wealth, and so on.

    And no one other than the 2 ppl involved can be a better judge or party to the success or failure of the relation.

    We the public have no business getting our noses up where they dont belong.

    Guess thats one thing the French do a lot better than us (and most of the rest of the world)

    men and women make mistakes and/or are perverts and given the chance and the feeling of getting away with it, will almost definitely indulge. A perfectly human affliction.

    Cant say its not fuckin amazing while it lasts.


    Rooney and the likes are just dumb in my opinion.

    in his case, a hooker at 2500 a nihgt would turn out to cost about 2.6 million for a 10 year contract of twice a week service.

    Of course, the agency woul dbe willing to guarantee variety and a higher customer service and better rates etc. etc.

    A lot less cheaper than a divorce that would cost him about 40mill and the custody of the son.

    Like I said, thicko.

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  104. Liverpool owner John W Henry has warned manager Roy Hodgson that he will have to focus on developing fresh talent rather than big-name signings.
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    Starting off on the right foot anyway.

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  105. I agree with you on the first part Spit... the press should keep out of their private lives... but then again, the reason they pry is because that sort of stuff sells advertising in the media... and we the people clamour for it.... if we didn't the papers wouldn't sell.

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  106. Still psyched we won last night, one more win and we ought to be through.

    On the downside the Fucking Bottlers fucking bottled it at home last night.

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  107. spit, bo: a man who would get his wench with child and then marry her would shit in his hat and then clap it down upon his head

    which just goes to show that samuel johnsons sexual morality was even lower than a modern footballers

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  108. I don't think it just applies to modern footballers either blog... it's just brought to notice a lot more nowadays.

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  109. Wright-Phillips's representatives are seeking a deal taking him closer to the £100,000-a-week


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    hes deluded and will strugle to find a new club when manc sell him

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  110. bo youre right of course. the vikings were no respecters of womens rights and have you seen wht the roman emperors got up to wth gerbils?

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  111. * Rafa's cryptic saying refers to someone who cannot see the obvious - namely that a priest wearing black would clearly stand out on a mound of white sugar.

    ok now i understand.

    more grist to afas mill and many a muckle will mickle mackle in this article:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3209302/Funny-foreign-phrases-and-what-they-really-mean.html

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  112. Morning all.
    Well played Spurs & Gareth Bale deserves the appreciation he is getting at the mo.

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  113. Morning all.

    Bale to Man Utd at the end of the season?

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  114. Ngog, Giggsy will still be around huffing and puffing, reaching out for passes made by Scholes. So I dont think Bale will go to Man Utd next season. Also, look at what happ to Carrick and Berbatov when you bought them from Spurs... Un**ed not a good place to become an ex-Spurs player.

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  115. This morning, "Il cameriere grasso Spagnolo" is blinded by the milk bottle on the mountain of coal.....:)

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  116. SS11, the season we signed Carick, we won the league, the season we signed Berbatov, we won the league. So when Bale arrives this summer get your money on Man Utd. ;-P

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  117. I'll try spelling Carrick this time......

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  118. http://www.asylum.co.uk/2010/10/18/top-six-failed-footballers-music-careers/

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  120. Hi, I'm Carlos Tevez, introducing my lean mean grilling machine.
    I'm so proud of it, I put my face on it.

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  121. Morning all. My prediction is Bale, Huddlestone and Modric to go to Man Utd with Park, Carrick and a shit load of cash going in the other direction. Unless Spurs finish above United this season and then my prediction is Rooney, Vidic and Evra going to Spurs with Crouch, Keane and and Palacios going the other way. And Fergie to retire with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas taking over from him. And remember you heard it here first.

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  122. i think the black eyed peas will replace scholes and giggs, spurs and man u will swap teams, arry takes over at OT but man utd is renamed Manchester Spurs Peas, thenmushy peas will be free to all supporters over 70 and rooney will have a black eye from cheryl cole who swaps identities with frank bruno

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  123. That will be the new big thing in football from next season. Dodgy pop stars taking over at Premier League football clubs. Wessel van Diepen from the wengaboys will take over at Arsenal with Bruce Springsteen taking over at Sunderland.

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  124. Fortunately Spurs aren't in a position where we need to sell our best players. He's just signed a new contract, and I doubt Utd can afford him. I still think this 100m warchest that Fergie is going to get is a load of shite too. Utd will have to resort to their usual tactics of trying to unsettle our players but I don't think that they're in a position to do that anymore - I think Spurs have more going for them, especially for a young player like Bale.

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  125. Imagine Adam's dreams(wet)if PSB took over Un**ed.

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  126. Morning fellas

    Loved the blog, Robbo. Chucklesome.

    Lots of good posts above. Many made me chuckle. Great tevez gag ngog.

    AH, you talk a lot of sense for a koppite mate. WOTM, sorry but your views on Rafa are a tad deluded. Reina and Torres were great buys. Alonso was one of your best players and can do everything mascherano can do but is very good at passing as well. Like Robbo says you won the champions league and the fa cup despite Rafa rather than because of him. If Stevie Me hadnt lifted you on both occasions (has he done it since?????) then you would have lost both games.

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  127. So....i have finally got a job. Starting monday, so unless i get some fancy phone which will let me post during the train journey then i will be limited to the odd evening. Think i need to concentrate on the new job during the day! :-)

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  128. Congratulations Scholesy on your new job. Good luck mate.

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  129. Possible reasons why (for Rooney/Cashley anyway) they have decided to shag around:-

    Both wives have busy careers and i expect with the amount of times Rooney and Cashley are away with the teams, then i doubt whether they (as couples) spend much time together at all.

    Not saying its right, but i imagine if you dont see your missus much but are bumping in to girls that i imagine throw themselves at them then sooner or later something is going to give. Although looking at rooney, im surprised they dont throw themselves under a bus instead.

    BHB, any comments from the female perspective?

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  130. Cheers SS, more relieved than anything. Had about 3 months of redundancy money left, so was getting a bit worried about how i was going to pay the mortgage n stuff.

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  131. oh and well done the spuds....can we drop the nani thing now? ;-)

    Bale was superb again. The quality of the passes for Crouch and Pav were inch perfect.

    Chris Charles used the Bale and Pace pun on twitter last night. My mate claims he used that last year....think he will phone claims direct this morning.

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  132. Has RBA found new job yet, anyone heard from him? Is he writing a book?

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  133. ScholesTheGingerPrince said...

    Possible reasons why (for Rooney/Cashley anyway) they have decided to shag around:-

    Both wives have busy careers and i expect with the amount of times Rooney and Cashley are away with the teams, then i doubt whether they (as couples) spend much time together at all.

    Not saying its right, but i imagine if you dont see your missus much but are bumping in to girls that i imagine throw themselves at them then sooner or later something is going to give.
    _________________________

    Now without wishing to sound too much like a pious goody goody I can only say that when I exchanged my wedding vows with Mrs Jack I meant them at the time,still mean them now and will do so in the future.

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  134. On a better note,congratulations on finding a new job Scholesy.

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  135. agreed jacks, same here but i just cant see either rooney or cashley sitting down with
    coleen or cheryl and saying we have a problem, we need to discuss it.

    Dont think either are bright enough or are too selfish

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  136. jacksofbuxton said...
    Now without wishing to sound too much like a pious goody goody I can only say that when I exchanged my wedding vows with Mrs Jack I meant them at the time,still mean them now and will do so in the future.
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    I totally agree with part of what you say Jacks. When I exchanged my wedding vows with the ex-Mrs Colch I meant them at the time. I then realised that we weren't compatable as I'm a Virgo and she was a bitch.

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  137. Nice one Scholesey :)

    The best thing going for us with Bale is the fact he's got his feet on the ground and he's a down to earth lad who knows he's got a very good thing going for him where he is right now with a load of fans ready to idolise him.

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  138. ScholesTheGingerPrince said...
    Not saying its right, but i imagine if you dont see your missus much but are bumping in to girls that i imagine throw themselves at them then sooner or later something is going to give.
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    Having agreed with Jacks I have to disagree with you STGP. I work away from home for up to 8 weeks at a time and sometimes the only contact with home is by email. Admittedly I'm not a multi-millionaire footballer and I don't have girls throwing themselves at me but I manage to keep it in my pants until I get home.

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  139. do they smell a bit after 8 weeks Colch?

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  140. BojanglesOfOz said...
    Liverpool owner John W Henry has warned manager Roy Hodgson that he will have to focus on developing fresh talent rather than big-name signings.
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    Doesn't work John. I've been telling him the same thing every week now, but he just wont listed to good advice.

    Way to go Scholesy..please do get an Iphone or some such as we need you to keep us in good cheer. That being said, if you are gonna post every 'odd evening' then thats pretty much everyday then as in current times, every day is odder than the last.

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  141. cheers star.

    colch, not saying its right, just a possible reason why they did it. I imagine both are so self absorbed they dont think about consequences. They throught they would get away with it.

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  142. Congrats stgp for getting the job.

    my advice (I know, no one asked) is to get a decent netbook with a data package. A proper screen, keyboard etc are well worth it. But thats just me.

    For the love of god and all other made up stuff, have some self respect and dont be an Appletard.

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  143. SS11 said...

    Has RBA found new job yet, anyone heard from him? Is he writing a book?
    3 November 2010 10:55

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    He ought to, his Tales Of Woe would be a best seller.

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  144. My apologies to Spit and all others offended by Apple products for peddling the iPhone to Scholesy :). In my defence, I use a blackberry myself and used the word iPhone as a euphemism for "phone with internet thingy on it allowing you to post on blogs while on a train or any other form of transport"

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  145. mornin Lads, that's good news, well done Scholesy!

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  146. cheers spits/trott

    AH, i know what you meant mate. It wont be an iphone, dont worry.

    Netbook sounds like a good idea. I have a 90 min commute inc an hour long train journey in to the big smoke to contend with 3 days a week so i need something.

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  147. congrats scholesy dont be a stranger (even though you are)

    colch change your pants once in a while mate otherwise you'll have barking toads nesting in them

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  148. scholesy - htc desire/android is the f-in nuts

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  149. well actually i have i just didnt want to brag

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  150. is that the Barking and Romford toad?

    Or the one that goes woof?

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  151. CLIVE: This is an endangered species, and they'd been flourishing there .....
    DEREK:
    Fucking right.
    CLIVE:
    ..... they'd been flourishing there in Colch's underpants because it was exactly the right environment, you know.
    DEREK:
    Yeah-h.
    CLIVE:
    'Cause they like it humid. They like, you know, er-r, plenty of, erm, plenty of humidity and, er, sort of 'body temperature', which Colch has, you know. His body-
    DEREK:
    Well, he's got-
    CLIVE:
    His body is usually body temperature.
    DEREK:
    Well, if he's got anything, mate, it's body temperature.

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  152. Clive: Colch was in terrible trouble cos, er, cos, er, people from the ecology, you know, the environmental people come round and er, he was just off to the laundrette to take his Y-fronts down there.
    Derek: Oh, yeah, I know. He does that every Wednesday, doesn't he?
    Clive: No, not every Wednesday. Every two years.

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  153. Why Did You Ngog Rafa said...
    FBH, sort your FFL team out mate. Its a fucking disgrace!

    HAve I still got one?

    Now lads!!!

    PMQs eh

    Bale - wow - saw spuds 2nd - wowowow - He's English!!!!

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  154. thanks bloggy. My pa-in-law has got the htc desire. Will have a look at that as well.

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  155. oh and further to the rooney/cashley conversation, i have only been tempted once....it was when BHB said she desired one of my organs.......

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  156. I've said it before FBH,Ed Milliband is the new Michael Foot.Nice bloke,not daft.Just all the authority of a mouse with a speech defect.Watch him wear a donkey jacket next weekend.

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  157. you'll never live-r that down Scholesy.I kid-ney not.

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  158. Former Middlesbrough and England football star Paul Gascoigne will go on trial today accused of drink driving.

    Hope he gets well soon - he is clearly away with fairies and needs help

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  159. i wouldnt even get an I-Pad, to me they are just an i-touch for the partially sighted.

    (sorry for nicking that one off someone)

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  160. Some bloke just asked Andrew Neil if the Ginger Rodent was whats on his head '#bbc2

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  161. Followingborohurts said...
    Why Did You Ngog Rafa said...
    FBH, sort your FFL team out mate. Its a fucking disgrace!

    HAve I still got one?
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    Just about mate. Seriously, it needs a wild card using or something!

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  162. David Cameron has announced he intends to make it more difficult to claim benefits.













    From next week the forms will only be printed in English.

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  163. I was asked to leave the local swimming pool today as the large bulge in my speedos was upsetting some of the other swimmers. I pointed out another guy in similar trunks and asked why he was not being asked to leave. They replied "Because he hasn't shit himself".

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  164. What's expensive, soggy and stinks of piss?

    Stevie Wonders bathroom carpet!!

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  165. 1327 GMT: Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is hoping to boost his roster by bringing Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, Fulham defender Brede Hangeland and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to Anfield.
    Full story: caughtoffside.com
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    No punchline needed.

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  166. Paul Gascoigne to represent himself in drink-drive trial

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    wheres horace "5 Bellies" rumpole when you need him?

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  167. Brilliant Gareth Bale: 'Everyone is scared of him'
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    of course they are, he looks like a monkeyman escapee from the island of dr moreau

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  168. Why is it racist to suggest that a black player looks like a monkey but not racist to suggest that a white player looks like a monkey?

    Surely it's racist to distinguish between the two.

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  169. because bale really does look like a monkey, colch. its not an insult its a simple statement of fact. if he doesnt sleep upside down and eat bananas all the time id be amazed

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  171. I'm suggesting that I'm sure there are one or two black players who looks like monkeys but to point that out would be considered racist even if it was factually correct. I wasn't suggesting they all do.

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  172. Why Did You Ngog Rafa said...
    1327 GMT: Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is hoping to boost his roster by bringing Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, Fulham defender Brede Hangeland and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to Anfield.
    Full story: caughtoffside.com
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    No punchline needed.
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    And Now -
    Liverpool have appointed ex-Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli as their director of football strategy.

    Star - what do we know about this commoli dude (apart from the fact that he was sacked for not being good enough).

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  173. S-fucking-WP has got to be the luckiest man alive..he should start buying lottery tickets or something

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  174. SWP did win the lottery ticket.



    IT happened when one of the finest english strikers adopted him and added 'wright' to his name.

    Wright. not right. Not wright at all.

    shaun wrong philip.

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  175. He came up with some crap (selling Keane and Defoe without bringing anyone else in to cover comes to mind) But it's him we thank for bringing talent such as Modric into the team.

    Never know AH, he might bring a few decent players in for you lot on the cheap. Defo don't put too much trust in him though.

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  176. Hola todas..

    Director of football strategy?!?

    That's a fuckin easy job.

    L'pooh chairman; "I'd like to introduce our new D.O.F.S, Damien. (cue creepy choir music) PLease tell us, son of the dark lord, what will be our new stategy?"

    DC; "Allo allo, my briliant strategy is to tell our boys to score more goals then the other team, then we shall be victorious."

    Devilishly simple.


    Speaking of new jobs, congrats Scholsey!!

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  177. As long as he puts an end to the SWP alleged transfer, I will be a happy man.

    Pav I wouldn't really mind, might even welcome it. We need a striker like a teenager needs sex (unlike colch) and Pav's not been half bad lately.

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  178. I always thought Pav was a decent player, he's a lot better then Crouch and Keane, never could understand why Arry doesn't use him more often.

    As for SWP, as mentioned above, the guy is deluded. Wage demands of 100k a month, he shouldn't be earning that in a year. Citeh (but they're not the first) have blown wage structure,that was already ridiculous, way out of the realms of reality

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  179. Classic Arry;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MrWS0bZqsY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  180. Newcastle anchorman Joey Barton believes his side's inconsistent form has foiled accumulator bets all over the country.
    Full story: Daily Mirror

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    He told this to a reporter in an exclusive interview he gave from his palace on his fifty square miles of private ground just outside Beijing.

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  181. Probably not the smartest thing Joey could have said given papers have a habit of making conspiracies and match fixing allegations over the smallest of things.

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  182. Liverpool's Roy Hodgson apologises to Rafael Benitez.
    "If I upset him by saying something which I didn't mean to be critical then I'd happily apologise."

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    Woy takes the fun out of everything.

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  183. 1. Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is tracking Sampdoria and Italy's 28-year-old striker Antonio Cassano.
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    Doubt this is true. Woy doesnt seem to want to go in with youngsters.

    2. Stoke still want to sign Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva after the Potters failed to land the Brazilian in the summer.
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    I sure as hell hope this one is true.

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  184. colch my last amittedly dumbass post was tongue in cheek but i cant deny the logic of your answer

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  185. Blogs is right though, he does look a bit monkey like.

    I wonder if Gareth Bale is the Welsh translation for the name Galen?

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