Monday, 10 October 2011

England Expects... Nowt!

A tale of two Englands with a lot in common this weekend.

Friday night saw the footballers coast into the finals following a comfortable 2-2 draw with Montenegro. Except that the match was foreshadowed by the arrest of Wayne Rooney Senior, a man who looks like a rough-shaven bollock placed on top of a badly-dressed jelly. Or, if you like, Phil Mitchell off EastEnders.


(Wayne Jr can have all the hair-dos he wants, the future’s not looking bright, Colleen.)

Still the younger Wayne was over all that sort of shady shenanigans and besides, once he crosses that white line he’s a still point of control and finesse. Til he kicks someone.

Maybe that hair transplant has confirmed he’s just one more nut-job in an England shirt. Rooney will miss England’s opening two fixtures at Euro 2012 and so all the creativity will be coming from Gareth Barry and Scott Parker. Not so much your Van Gogh and Picasso, more your two coats of honest gloss on your skirting-boards.

Or, God forbid, Lamps and Gerrard will be clumsily fitted together again and England’s Warsaw adventure will begin with two identical poles in the middle of the park.

Whatever happens this is Capello’s last hurrah and no one’s banking on us doing owt. I’ve lost count of the number of folk who say they’re not bothered about England right now. At a time when they are at least getting a job done, that’s pretty sad news. It’s probably because only the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has seen more lame ducks over the past couple of years.

We presume Fabio’s still there cos the FA can’t afford to sack him. You might think that’d make him a bit more cavalier about team selections but when push comes to shove he goes for a lot tried – or should be tired – and tested. I mean why’s the Charm Vacuum JT still skipper?

Rooney’s absence will only fan the flames of pessimism, but frankly the majority of English club football fans live in a world where hope is as fleeting as a tear in the eye of Simon Cowell, so we’ll all feel well at home with an expectation of nowt.

Of course all the rugby union boys are on their way back home as I write – that’s if Manu Tuilagi hasn’t decided to try his hand at wing-walking. (Personally I don’t think Manu was pissed – I think he was stone cold sober and jumped off the ferry in order to swim back to Samoa as fast as he could.)


I’m not that bothered, me. I know the press go sniffing for the scent of any old shit during a big sports tournament but Martin Johnson’s men seemed to have delighted in serving big dollops of scandalous turd on a silver salver to anyone who cares to inhale.

You wouldn’t mind if, like Gazza’s dentist’s chair celebration in ’96, the players were able to stuff it back down your throats. But the concrete-filled pillow-cases that took to the field for England were steroid-enhanced Nice-But-Dims.

Johnson hasn’t done his reputation any good by sticking with Wilkinson when he was clearly out of form. Moody didn’t seem a great choice for skipper given he was coming back from injury. I know he’s fearless but having a face tattooed with stitches doesn’t make you a leader any more than getting shot nine times makes 50 Cent a great musician.

Johnson also brought on some weird old substitutions when England needed what the pundits call ‘some go-forward’ – which is another of them obvious turns of phrase that means eff-all. I mean, what else could they need? Some go-backward?

The main reason for my indifference, apart from the fact that England’s squad seems to have a disproportionate number of knobheads in it, is that I’ve tried to give rugby union a fair crack of the whip this year. I’ve tried to put aside me tribal prejudices and see the game in the round. And I’m still left with the same conclusion: it’s dull.

A lot of rugby union seems to involve huge men running into huge men and falling over. Some more huge men then join the other huge men and a lot of them fall on top of each other. Then the referee blows a whistle and tells someone they fell over in the wrong place or didn’t let go of something when they fell over.

There’s also the poorly-organised shoving contest, or scrum, during which time itself stands still. There’s about three hours of my life I’ll never get back, watching props pitch face down in the stuff that Anchor cows love so much. I don’t give a toss if it’s supposed to be an integral part of the game – it’s a frigging mess and the penalties that are conceded bewilder the pug-faced bruisers that give ‘em just as much as they do me.

The only delight in rugby union is when, all too occasionally, the ball goes through the hands. Contempomi’s little pat-ball pass during the Argies’ try against NZ is a prime example. And here’s the thing rugger-lovers – that happens ALL THE TIME in rugby league! That’s right! League is like Union minus all the shit bits.

Maybe we Northerners are too dense to understand the intricacies of the public school game of choice. And maybe we just like to play a game where men don’t feel the need to climb all over each other in a way that invites the sort of ‘insinuations’ that surround a cabinet minister when he goes abroad with a ‘close personal friend’.


Ah, the beautiful game!

Of course, Johnson has to go. But then so does Capello. It’s just nobody at either Twickers or the FA has a bastard clue who is supposed to make such a decision. How we got the Olympics is beyond me.

Any road, I’ll be doing the patronising English thing of cheering on little old Wales. At least they chuck the ball around nicely. And if NZ choke, you never know my Cymru friends.

291 comments:

  1. A disappointing WC for England,but then again our Nigels and Piers' don't inspire much.Nor do our knock off South Pacific Islanders.

    Still,another unbeaten weekend for Ipswich,Bo's O's no longer bottom and a point away for the Vale so not all bad.

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  2. Hey, lay off Fitty will ya Robbo.

    Well we had rooney (jr) for all of the world cup didnt we, see how well that panned out. In the ever so slight off chance that we dont win the Euros, it wont be because we didnt have rooney for the first two games.

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  3. so who is going to post the first England XI as it should be and not how Crapello sees it.

    Hart. Baines, Jones, Cahill, Smalling, Parker, Cleverly, Jarvis, Walcott, Welbeck, Young

    Subs: Sturridge, Gibbs, Kelly, Johnson, Richards, Rodwell, Foster.

    Give youth a chance, how much worse can they be?



    be brave.

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  4. watch rugby league fasr hard no place for the pansies that england football taem roll out time after time
    multi millionaires with no guts no idea

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  5. Here's my take :

    Hart
    Baines, Jones, Jagielka, Walker,
    A Johnson, Lampard, Young,
    Walcott, Welbeck,Sturridge

    Subs: Gerrard,Zamora, Gibbs, Kelly, Downing, Lennon, Foster
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    The reason I have both Gerrard and Fat frank in the team is I would have England play 4-3-3 and I cant think see anyone else play that midfield orchestrator role better than either of those geriatrics.

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  6. Much as modern top flight and international footy is shite (unless you're Spanish), it was kinda familiar for us footy fans to see the Rugger Buggers behave like dickheads off the pitch, give lacklustre performances on it before inevitably losing in the QF.
    Rugby fans have deservedly occupied the moral high ground over us mere mortals for years, but now they'll have to eat some humble pie methinks!
    Don't forget, us English DO have a world beating side at the mo' - the cricket team face India at an ODI on their own patch soon, can't wait. Far better than rugby or football!

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  7. AH,

    I am willing to undertake concrete efforts to make usre any english man over the age of 25 is not 'fit' to play football next summer.

    I am THAT fed up with the rest of the world churning our young, more adaptable and fluid players where as England toys with the zombie fetish in suckling on to Zamora and Gerranrd and Lampard and likes.

    yes they were good players but if you cant play a younger team even after qualifying for a major trophy, you 'd never play them.

    let a midfield be of Cleverly, Wilshere/Jarvis supported by a good defensive midfielder (parker) barry is too slow and barton too mental (and basically I'd rather they sink on the ferry over to the continent than England XI have Barton in their midst)

    why the feck do england not give it a go. Sure they'll lose on eor two games but its not like club football is it where a richer more succesful country can lure them away. If give a chance, they will come good.

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  8. Agree with Anon 4. I watched the RL cup final on Saturday night and what a fantastic match it was. Leeds came back from behind to win with a couple of fantastic tries.

    Unfortunately all live RL is on Sky now so Robbo won't have seen any lately.

    As for England, they were slow in limb and mind and deserved to go out...could apply to either team really!

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  9. And so, as the short-sighted rhino of time attempts to mount the VW Beetle of eternity I notice it's almost closing time.Have a good evening.

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  10. great stuff Robbo. I listened to the RL commentary through t'internet. Ray French and his sidekick were like Ena and Minnie in the snug or those two thick bastards off the Grumbleweeds, it was fuckin' brilliant. Great stuff. Well done Leeds, hard luck Saints.

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  11. By the way, speaking for those who rarely bother with rugby, I just wan to say this from the bottom of my heart.

    FUCK OFF VICKERY!

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  12. anyone named Shifty Cunt* deserves to be shot 9 times, give me a gun I'll shoot him again



    * if I read that correctly

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  13. Someone just gave me a gun, thank you, so if any rugby playing tosser wants to take issue with the fact that you're all a a bunch of blazer wearing shit eating Tory voting fuckwads, meet me outside NOW and if Im not there in 5 minutes, start without me

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  14. Ahoy mateys.

    First off, hats off to Jacks who showed Bo a good time in Blighty, a gentleman indeed.

    Secondly good stuff Robbo, rugby U, is the retarded, stuck in the closit, second cousin twice removed, relative of rugby lesgue, the latter kind of resembles a sport, the former a stoppy starty excuse for toffs to feel themselves up. A scrum is just toff speak for gay orgy.

    I've now seen the Black Mountain (Montenegro) v Engerland game and all I can say is we don't stand a chance in the finals.

    The Rooney sending off was as laughable as it was disgraceful, his only saving grace was that he didn't protest the decision. Ofcourse it's good that we have qualified without losing, but if were honest it was nothing more then a polyfiller job, papering over the large cracks that is our national team.

    I agree with Spits, that we should employ youth and build for the future, but as we all unfortunatly know, the England team will always be picked on reputation and never on form, no matter what the Itie has promised.

    Come 2012, Spits can claim Germany and I can paint my face Orange to appease my punters, but for the rest of you a summer of heartache is on the cards. FC hasn't gotta clue with what to do with these players and the hot crumpet in the butt having FA Oxbridge types would be more at home running the Rugby U team.

    Maybe, just maybe if the meeja lower their expectations and for once don't put all the England squad high upon a pedistal and we get a favourable draw (flashbacks to the WC, England, ALgeria, Slov, Yanks EASY draw) then with a bit of luck we can make the quarters. To expect more then that would be wishful thinking to the extreme.

    Sorry.

    ps If Joey Barton makes the squad for the finals then I'm applying for a Dutch passport, I shit you not.

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  15. I think the vast majority of us will be applying for Dutch/Spanish/German passports H2.

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  16. Morning.

    Euro’s upon us already and I was thinking Arsenal’s season is yet to begin. England has qualified as have other heavy weights with only Portugal and France remaining to complete the jigsaw.

    Rooney deserved a red card and by the letter of the law should miss 3 games, which means one friendly against Spain early next year and then first 2 games of the Euro 2012in Poland. The verdict is on Thursday… let’s see what he gets (although I have a feeling he will get only 1 game ban)
    Almost everyone has had their say in what the England team must look like… no matter what and who and how they play, they won’t win the tournament. That much is guaranteed.

    Primarily I’d also give all youngsters a chance and pick seniors only on form basis.

    Team 1 – my choice

    Hart
    Smalling…Jones…Cahill…Baines
    Walcott…Parker…Wilshire**…Young
    Welbeck…Sturridge***

    ** - depending upon form and fitness after coming back
    *** - replace either of them with Rooney

    Team 2 – what FC would eventually play

    Hart
    Smalling…Jones…Terry…A Cole
    Walcott…Parker…Young
    ……….Gerrard…………
    Bent………..Defoe***

    *** - replace either of them with Rooney

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  17. Ohh and I forgot to say a thing about Mumbai Indians... Champions!!! CLT20 winners, wohoo!!!

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  18. Why is everyone picking Cahill and Scotty Parker...both are over-rated imho. And parker isnt young is he (I said young, not Young)?

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  19. Its because Parker and Cahill are decent players who havent been given a fair enough chance because of the barries and terries of this world.

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  20. Also not tainted by the wankerclusterofuck 2010 South Africa.

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  21. I would rather spend time/money convincing Frimpong to play for England than play Parker.

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  22. Apparently the chances for Frimpong to play for England at senior level are the same as him playing for Tottenham. None at all.

    Shame really, I would have loved to watch him play in front of england back 4. The boys got great energy and spirit and zero fear. Sort of like a bulldog but with football talent.

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  23. England U21 seem to have lost a couple of decent players to other countries.

    Germany has a simillar problem a couple of years ago but now they seem to have learned to their benefit that all these kids and their families need is for someone in the FA to show them some love and appreciate that they are able to have a positive influence and their efforts will be appreciate.

    result is a host of young players, Özil, Khadiera to name a couple who have turned their backs on their parent's countries and fight for a place in Germany XI. Not easy but you gotta make these players feel accepted with the new identity.

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  24. Wayne Rooney's letter of apology to UEFA.

    http://lockerz.com/s/146287494

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  25. haha...nice one jacks. seems a little too articulate for rooney though.

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  26. Howdo. Nice blog Robbo. You're so right about rugby league. Can't believe it's taken me 30 years to find it! I remember watching the old games on a Saturday afternoon on Grandstand with Des Lynam, back in the days of Ellery Hanley and Martin Offiah, but my dad was a big union fan and wouldn't let me watch it too much! I'll give you three reasons why it's better than union:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN4CcKaf_UA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ9ikbzjLgM

    But mainly:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9JzJbTXJNY (notice how the players don't back chat to the refs?)

    Noel

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  27. I wonder what the odds were on Wayne kicking someone and getting sent off?

    Were there irregular betting patterns in Liverpool?

    Did he do it just to escape the dominatrix tendancies of Mistress Capello?

    Are the England players allowed Lime Marmalade under Capello's team building regime?

    As for rugby.... who fucking cares? It's like fucking running and jumping and Formula 1... if the numpties up the BBC didn't have the broadcasting rights it would never be mentioned. I really couldn't give a shiney one about England fucking rugby or 5/10ths of a second of the world's personal best into a head wind in oslo.

    I well recall were I was when England won the rugby world cup... in my bed and not giving a toss.

    Rugby is a game that exists souly for the purpose of making idiots feel self important on 606 when trying to take the high ground on matters of fan conduct, respecting the referee and the corinthean spirit with regard to the noble manly art of drunkenly nearly getting eaten by a ship's propeller.

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  28. Rugby is played alot in Boro Robbo so I don't know what your excuse is for not following it.

    There's actually a few big Rugby fields just around the corner from me (Easterside) which are always booked up.

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  29. Oh, and if rugby players are - "Nice-But-Dims", football players must be "Twats-but-Pudden heads"

    Although, moneygrabbing arsewipe with as much charisma as a damp cloth can also describe most football players, currenty and ex (Robbie Savage).

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  30. So the club that sings, "You'll Never Walk Alone" wants to go seperate ways when it come to broadcast cash.

    While I understand their point and my own club stands to benefit massively from it, I wholeheartedly oppose the idea.

    The current arraingement in England is the most social and well worth a fight to preserve.

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  31. Wales won in Bulgaria in front of 600 people after the BUlgarian fans boycotted the match.

    reason of the boycott, they did not want ot be investigated for their racist chants directed at coloured england players.

    Serves them right, the racist cunts.

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  32. In other news, Nemanja Vidic retired from international duty. Another feather in Fergie's cap no doubt.

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  33. Time has caused me to have absolutely no expectations where the England football team is concerned. I doubt any England supporter (other than our resident eternal optimist... Trott) is any different.

    The past two mornings I have looked out of our room window into what I can only describe as picture postcard views. Yesterday we looked out across a river onto Gloucestershire from Wales. This morning we overlook a bay onto Port Issac to the left and the open ocean to the right... quite magnificent.

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  34. Spitfire said...
    So the club that sings, "You'll Never Walk Alone" wants to go seperate ways when it come to broadcast cash.

    While I understand their point and my own club stands to benefit massively from it, I wholeheartedly oppose the idea.

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    Spits, I think you'll find that we sing YNWA to the wads of cash that come the our clubs way and not to the other clubs.

    I do agree with you though. I dont think we want to replicate La Liga where no one apart from the top 2 will ever win the league. I like to see stoke beating liverpool and norwich giving ManU a run for their money. I would hate to think what would happen to good, solid clubs like everton and west brom were they to lose any more money.

    While there is truth that it might give us the financial muscle to compete with Barca and Madrid, it would be curtains for the domestic competition which, I believe, is more important to us commoners.

    That being said, all we need to increase our financial clout is an arab investor. You dont find city complaining about sharing the revenue, do you.

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  35. Britains beautiful Bo, we've done our best to trash it but up in jacks neck of the woods, the peaks, and around the edges, we haven't quite succeeded ....yet.... mmwahahaha

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  36. I could not agree more Blog. Britain is beautiful. I just never realised how beautiful prior to coming here. I have just returned from the Eden Project. That place is great but isn't it sort of replicating Kew Gardens (does Kew Gardens still exist?). The roads leading to it from Lost Withiel are canopied with overhanging branches, it was like driving through nature's church... was breathtaking.

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  37. i have always wondered why the places that are supposed t oprovide oyu wiht plentiful fresh air take your breath away.

    kinda miss the point.

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  38. Get on twitter (as well as the robbo blog obv) - whoooaaahhhh body foooorrrrmmmmmm ...... oh Now Then!!!!!
    @terryfbh nee fbh

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  39. Tried Twitter. Its a bit girly don't it and not just because it has women. I still POP in on Konnolsky at times but his best stuff is the longer posts which Twitter links to. Spits does good one-liners.

    but otherwise I generally find the wall to wall kiss-ass sycophancy #ffucking unbearable

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  40. Glad you're enjoying your visit, Bo, keep us posted, its inspiring you to new lyrical heights....I feel a nature poem coming on courtesy of our greatest living poet John cooper Clark.....

    and as the mopeds
    rasped off to the seaside
    yvonne looked at the trees
    and her stomach turned

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  41. Isn't science wonderful? Geneticists have reconstructed the Black Death in the lab.

    Are the daft cunts trying to get us all fucking exterminated?

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  42. just argued with the wife - after a hard days work cough cough is it too much to ask for a Truffle Omelette, Cassoulet and Walnut Cake washed down some home made elderberry wine?

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  43. Given recent ads and news items, with a cough like that I think lung cancer may get you before the Black Death.

    I remember drinking vast quantities of elderberry wine one evening in my youth and trying to walk home through a hedge bottom! We're only young once. And, I can even remember when Forest were a good team.

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  44. Great to see you again, preach.

    I see Man c. are down to their last two international forwards with aguero out and tevez demanding an apology for being forced to refuse to play, or summat. You see they did need all those players!

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  45. As for the scousers trying to nick the wheels off the premiership, well are you surprised eh eh eh?

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  46. woah, Preach, welcome back!Good to see your silhouette. What happens if Liverpool are playing another team that sold their TV rights to someone else who promised not to have their games broadcast on Merseyside.

    It's a fuckin' stupid idea. The big clubs need to follow the visionary deceased ex-owner of the NY Giants, Wellington Mara, who realised that without the little clubs, the big clubs would be the little clubs!

    Bo, I'm not an optimist, I'm a realist and it seems blatantly obvious to me that Ingerland will win it all, in fact total world domination of football for at least two decades seems within reach now.

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  47. Howdy ho.

    A bad isea fro m the Mickys trying to get a larger slice of the international revenue and to be honest I think they're over estimating their standing abroad.

    Twenty years ago you could see the odd scouse shirt over here, but those days are long gone, even with Kuyt and Suarez (honourary dutch) in their line up. Barca, Real, Inter, Man U and Arsenal shirts are commen place though.

    I'd be interested to know from fellow expats (and posters from abroad) what it is like where you are?

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  48. Chelsea fan and EuroMillions lottery winner Dave Dawes, who scooped £101m on Friday, says he quite fancies living near Stamford Bridge so he can invite Blues midfielder Frank Lampard round for tea!
    Full story: Metro

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    But will he invite JT if his missus is around?

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  49. You don't see too many PL shirts in Oz H2. Un**ed, Hammers, Spurs and Arsenal are probably most prominant.

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  50. Good to see Preach here again

    For Blog

    Down the road
    We travel brightly
    Through the bends
    And corners tightly
    Almost lost it
    God almightly (poetic license)
    Up ahead
    I spy a boozer
    One too many
    Full time loser

    Verdant fields
    Public access
    Have to yield
    In distress
    Cow shit concealed
    Shoes a mess
    Passing days
    Time abuser
    Part time traveller
    Full time loser

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  51. Since traveling in the South of England and Wales I have developed a taste for Cider... in particular Orchard cider... generally have a pint with my meal and another for the road... it goes down very easily.

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  52. I'm hoping Rooney gets a six match ban. That will keep him out of the Euros... actually a four match ban should be enough to do that... whoever he is replaced with could not possibly do worse than Rooney's SA effort.

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  53. Ha ha like it Bo. Here's another one by johnny C-c (yours is better tho)

    FULL TIME LOSER

    STOP THAT HORSE
    HE WEARS MY SHIRT
    REGRET REMORSE
    O HOW THEY HURT
    I KNOCK ON DOORS
    THEY TURN TO DIRT
    ALWAYS THE BEGGAR
    NEVER THE CHOOSER
    HALF-CLEVER
    FULL-TIME LOSER

    FROM THE SLUMBERLAND
    THAT TIME FORGOT
    TO THE WONDERLAND
    OF A SPINELESS CLOT
    WHO UNDERSTANDS
    WHO CALLS THE SHOTS
    YOU MIGHT KNOW
    IT'S ANOTHER USER
    PART-TIME POET
    FULL-TIME LOSER


    LYRICS © JOHN COOPER CLARKE

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  54. Yes I looked that up and was inspired by it.... my attempt is certainly not as good as the original but cheers for the compliment.

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  55. It's the anxiety of influence, ain't it, Bo. Here's one of mine inspired by larkin

    They fuck you up, your dad.

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  56. And one inspired by roger mcgough

    Roger McGough
    Why don't you
    Fuck right off

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  57. One inspired by Buxton.

    Fuck me,more fog.
    Where's the snow?

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  58. http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/10/13/boris-to-part-privatise-londons-fire-services/

    Interesting one for you there Bogidy.

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  59. G'day all.

    Here I get to see plenty of Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and both the Milans. Havent seen a Citeh jersey yet!

    TV broadcasts we have ESPN and Star (Indian version of SKY).. so we get basically those live matches which are on Sky. And then there are other paid channels like Ten Action (probably an Arab sponsored channel) they always show Barcelona games.

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  60. mornin' Lads, H2, all we see over here are Bolton shirts. From sea to shining sea. However, my Jamaican caddie at Baltusrol yesterday reckoned he knew John Barnes back in the day. Does that count?

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  61. I think Liverpool are targeting the Asian market H2, where Liverpool, MannU and Arsenal are the biggest sellers. They are also the only market with money to spend nowadays.

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  62. 3 match ban for Rooney,so he'll miss the 1st 3 games of Euro 2012.

    But it's not all bad news.His ban will expire just in time for the 1st qualifier in the 2014 qualifying campaign.

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  63. Good opportunity for sturridge or welbeck, jacks, but knowing capello hell play some duffer like zamora or bent.

    Carroll? Don't think so...

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  64. Evening all, there's an argument now raging as to whether Rooney should still go to Euro 2012.

    Earlier this year Mark Cavendish (arguably the greatest road sprinter in the world today) won his race and gave a two fingered sign. HTC promptly withdrew him from the Tour.

    I believe FC should take note and not include Rooney in the squad. You never know Rooney might finally learn that for every action there is a consequence: I wouldn't like to put money on it though.

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  65. evening preach,

    so glad to see you back in these dingy corners of the interweb. Hope you have been too naughty.

    As far as Rooney, I'd say dump him till the EURO2012 is done and dusted and then select him if fit and in form.

    as for the appeal that FA is lodging, in clear contradiction to their domestic stance, I sure hope UEFA find it frivolous (and rightly so) and extend the ban thereby saving a whole bunch of fans and so called experts the trouble of arguing if he should or should be taken along to either profit from hard work of some other guy who played the group stages and got the team through or simply waste a plane seat to poland.

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  66. Jacks as for privatising the fire brigade, Boris should watch the opening of gangs of new York where the competing brigades fight as the buildings burn.

    there's already "resilience" measures in place along these lines, could get messy...

    wtf privatize everything let's test Darwins theories to destruction. then let's have the revolution, comrades.

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  67. this year i will be mostly riding

    a red and black giant defy 2 - beautiful, just bought it. boris' cycle revolution in full swing.

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  68. Everton defender Phil Neville on Twitter: "Rooney banned for 3 games what a joke - if it was a Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German player they wouldn't even get 1 game #fact"
    ------------------------------------------

    Really Phil? It's that kind of attitude which makes UEFA and FIFA look down on the English. Personally I think he deserved it, and I'd wait for the group draw before deciding whether he should go or not.

    And to agree with Trotts slightly biased post, I've actually seen a few Bolton shirts over on this coast of Oz! A few Utd, Spurs and Liverpool shirts too, but no Arsenal ones that I can remember.

    Noel

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  69. eh, well said Noel, you're almost qualified as an official "Owen's Super White Army" ambassador now!

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  70. How do I attain that status then Trott? Shall I tell everyone that Bolton were bottom of the league when Owen took over, and now they're....oh ;)

    Noel

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  71. And another thing, why are Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley now suddenly being talked about as England players? No-one ever mentioned them when they were at Sunderland or Wigan last season, but now that they wear a red shirt they're suddenly great players?? Chris Smalling has played a handful of top level games and all of a sudden he's the new Rio? Him and the great Phil Jones have been part of a pretty ordinary Utd defence this season and now they're better than Terry, Dawson, Rio, Cahill, Jagielka, King, Lescott, Richards etc? Maybe at the end of the season they may merit a place in the squad, but not yet. Once Vidic, Rio, that Irish bloke, Evra and Raphael are all fit then they'll hardly play any games.

    Rant over.

    Noel

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  72. Cleverley and Welbeck were on loan to those clubs last season. They both came through the ranks at Old Trafford.

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  73. Yeah, I know they were only on loan, but my point was that they weren't considered for the England squad a few months ago when they were playing for those teams, but after a few games this season in Utd shirts, they're regarded as definite picks for the national team. Ashley Young as well to a degree - he hasn't suddenly become this amazing player who is a 'born England player' according to some journalists. He's the same player he was at Villa, but just playing with better players at Utd.

    Noel

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  74. Ashley Young and Welbeck have been in good form for Utd so far this season and Cleverley was looking promising before his injury. I do agree with the 'Big Club' blinkers though.

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  75. The big club --> Big player thing has some merit to it and lots of it is bollox as well.

    will Messi be that good if he werent at Barca? See how he performs in a not talentless argentina but just because the barca team is engineered in a certain way it brings out the best in both of them.

    its the same story for most of england players. Just because they play with top quality players in the PL they are themselves valued much higher than their fair worth.

    Lampard has scored 20 goals a season for many years running but would he have been as succesful without the likes of Drogba terrorising the defences up and down the country?

    not singling lamps out, just an example.

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  76. Morning.

    Is this world a better place to live in now that I see justice happening on the football pitch anyways.

    Rooney gets a 3 match ban and Tevez trains alone with a prospect of paying huge fine. Wow, mean brillaint.

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  77. The rule must be to play well in the domestic league (PL) and get selected for the national team.

    And playing well in the league consistently might earn opportunity to play for big clubs.

    E.g. - say a player like Theo or Ox must have put efforts for Southampton in Championship or a player like Ashley Young doing consistently well for Aston Villa to to have caught eyes of clubs like Man U and Arsenal. And then its imperative to put consistently winning performances for the big clubs to get slected for England. The next step would be win with clubs and country and knock the doors of big European clubs like Barca.

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  78. I remember Steve Bull playing for England when Wolves were in the old Third Division, SS. He was good enough to play for England even though he was playing in the third tier of English football. My point is that the managers of England have in the past decade developed a mentality where it actually matters where you play, and they seem unable to gauge a players ability if they don't play for one of the top clubs. Welbeck was shit last season at Sunderland, but now he has quality players laying the balls on for him to scuff the ball into the net from two yards and he's England quality? Bollocks. Daniel Sturridge is a different story though - he played in an average Bolton team (sorry Trotts) and scored goals and did well. He's since carried that form back to Chelsea. He's obviously talented, so deserves a spot in the national team. Kyle Walker had a good season at QPR and Villa last season and has been playing well this season, but Crapello prefers to play Phil Jones out of position instead of him or even Micah Richards, who's had a great last 6 months of football.

    Noel

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  79. I suspect there is always a flavour of the month/new *fill in the blank* about players.We are also forever searching for a decent English player.The press do the hype it up thing and hey presto.

    Nothing to pay any attention to.

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  80. Noel,

    wouldnt say Wellback was shite last year. His performances what what propelled Sunderland to a high table posittion in the first half of the last season and his injury meant sunderland had a stinker of a period that even had bruce's position in danger.

    There should ba a group of england scouts that should be employed to watch each and every game in the football league and PL their duty it should be to rate every player's performance in terms of both skill, fitness, descipline, week for week.

    it would cost 3 million to hire 60 people on 50K a year whose only job will be ot go watch a couple of games a week and collect some data. They could even make a video or two of the players of any merit...

    if the players new every game there is someone watching them that has a bearing on them progreesing to a higher level, they might act wiht a bit more prefessionalism.


    what are we paying Crapello again? 3 million is peanuts if we get the players we want.

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  81. Spit, I'd argue that it was Darren Bent's goals in the early half of last season that put Sunderland in a good position. They were never the same after they sold him in January. Welbeck made 26 appearances for Sunderland and scored 6 goals.

    The rest of what you say I agree absolutely with. The fact that England don't have people doing that job maybe goes some way to explaining the position that they're in. Obviously their scouts just sit at home with their Sky subscriptions on 'Super Sundays'.

    Noel

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  82. not lik ethey coul find 60 blokes with half the understanding of football than the president of FA who could be convinced to go watch a game or two of footy a week for 50K a year.

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  83. appologies for the clear case of FBHites I was suffering when I typed in the previous comment.

    rossy.

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  84. Afternoon.

    Thanks for the feedback lads. I was glad to hear that Trotts has made Bolton the widest supported team in the US, quiet fitting seeing the state they are in at the moment. (coat!)

    They have Spurs shirts down under Noel? I've honestly never seen one here, I suppose the Dutch just have a better understanding of footy then Aussies.

    AH, seems funny to me that the reds would want to conentrate their efforts in a region that can't even pronounce their name properly.

    I caught a match on the tour and was wondering who the hell was this River-pooh they were all singing about. A bit stereopypical and not very PC I confess, but true none the less.

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  85. As for the Rooney verdict.

    Did anyone really expect any other outcome?

    It's not like he hasn't been a petulant little git before.

    All these idiots coming out of the woodwork claiming what a disgrace and outrage this is should reserve their judgement for the real culprit. Rooney himself.

    If the FA decide to appeal, I fear they will only make things worse, just take it on the chin, except the ban and plan accordingly.

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  86. Breaking news;

    Chelsea fans are up in arms over a proposed move away from Stamford Bridge.

    A Chelsea Spokesperson said ‘You can’t just bulldoze 10 years of history’

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  87. David Moyes;

    "Everyone is talking about it but there are probably six months until the summer comes."


    Thanks for that Dave.

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  88. hey, Bolton were 14th last year and out of 7,000+ clubs in England that's not bad and certainly well above average!

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  89. To England Cricket Team,

    Welcome to India!!!

    With love,
    BCCI

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  90. Thing is you have to be capable of sublime skill at international level and s good player at an average club let's say bent or Scott parker is not the same as a good player at a top club regularly competing in training with top players.

    Take theo walcott ... he can look magnificent on motd but my mate is a gooner watches him regularly says the highlight moments are all he does but one moment of brilliance can be enough vs Brazil is my point

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  91. On the subject of Sunderland, a play of that name starring a fat drunken slob in a Sunderland football shirt is the big theatrical hit if the moment in snobby Paris.

    nostalia for the gutter

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  92. Liam Fox has resigned. he wants to spend more time with his wife and boyfriend.

     

     

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  93. I met a transvestite from Greater Manchester yesterday. He had a Wigan address.

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  94. It'll be interesting to see how rooney reacts over the next few monthes at club level, being the occasional hothead, obviously its to IOUs benefit
    Also lets see how the possibles can raise their game

    btw, overlooking bad or poor players, there are good, very good, great and genius, Rooney is only very good

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  95. At international level in games that really count Tone, I would rate him bloody ordinary

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  96. We know how hell react tone don't we.... with surly arrogant indifference over-layered with a thin varnish of PR-advised right things to say

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  97. In Somerset for the next few days... a lovely part of the world. Wish they would widen the roads though. Went riding today... unfortunately it took us over three hours to travel what was supposed to take less than an hour, which made us late for our ride so we had to take a shorter ride than was planned. Took us about three hours to get home too so today was a bit of a waste really.

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  98. Rooney has let himself, his team and his country down - but mainly he's royally buggered up his family's sports betting scam.

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  99. Fox leaves cabinet stays in closet.

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  100. Blog
    but the "thin varnish of PR-advised right things to say" just dont sound right coming out of his foul mouth

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  101. At least we've got someone to blame when we get knocked out in the quarter finals

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  102. Robbos title hits the nail on the head. I can never remember expectations being lower, the indefatigable Trott aside, no one expects England to win anymore. Nationally something has snapped. It's like we've collectively woken up to what a bunch of useless spoiled irresponsible over rated twats our players are.

    So. You know what this means don't you.

    WE'RE GOING TO WIN IT!

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  103. It's true H! The first Premier League footie shirt I saw in Australia was a Spurs one. If you go to the Aussie equivalent of JJB then they sell Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs shirts - no others. Which makes it even more weird that I've seen more than one Bolton shirt on my travels here. One of them was that shirt from a few seasons ago which had the pocket on the chest. Most useless pocket ever??!

    Blog, I guess it depends on what you class as skill, but I doubt there's many players in the England team that are capable of sublime skill. I think of skill as a good touch, close control, good passing, and technique. A 'good engine', speed and the ability to shag someone else's wife/girlfriend/mother/granny is what the England management look for in their team selections. Speaking of which, I'm off to select my FFL team for this weekend's hostilities. Good luck to everyone who isn't playing against me.

    Noel

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  104. And that means you SS and Bo!

    Noel

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  105. Morning all.

    Ipswich away at Cardiff today.

    There's lovely.

    If the Welsh rugby team beat the French,I can't imagine there will be many at the football.

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  106. Morning Jacks
    So if the daffys win, a depleted Cardiff side. A hatful for your lads

    Anyway now for a weekend drinking in Lubeck, followed by return to UK, then 3 weeks in florida

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  107. Branston s sending off left you in a pickle last night tone (coat!) but good win for the vale.

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  108. This week I will be mostly listening to ... bob dylan

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  109. Gather round children, come lend a hand and don't criticise what you can't understand. Mornin' Lads. Come on ye Whites!

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  110. Take a look through this picture galerie. its a bunch of men who went shopping with their women.

    they didnt know they were being followed by cameras.

    the expressions are priceless. and true.

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  111. Which picture gallary Spit?

    Or is this one of those interlectual type jokes an unedumacated oik like me doesn't understand?

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  112. ooops!

    I didnt bother to post the link...

    http://szmstat.sueddeutsche.de/texte/anzeigen/36384

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  113. The amount of mileage he's getting out of them, of course Ryan Giggs has to protect his balls. Fuck being a wall.

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  114. at least will be an interesting last 20 minutes at anfield

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  115. was a good, enjoyable game at anfield. none of the usual malice/sending offs/bad ref decisions etc. and a fair result to boot i think. Liverpool need to do better with their finishing ability if they hope to do much this season.

    ManU could rest their top players and still draw the game but liverpool needed to play a visibly tired suarez who returned from paraguay mid-week. sad commentary on carroll.

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  116. OK, now I get it Spit.

    Definite proof that a picture paints a thousends words.
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    Fuck, fuck, fuck the ffl.

    First Rooney and now Silva start on the bench.

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  117. And Nani and Nasri as well H2. Looks like Scholesy is going to get the better of me.

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  118. this week I will be mostly playing....

    the najdorf variation of the sicilian defence

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  119. City are doing really well for a team without Tevez, silva, aguerro and nasri. Next weeks Manchester derby will really show if they are ready to dance.

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  120. Excellent shrewsbury Real Wimbledon and southend, moneybags crawley likely to go top, leaves us 3 points off second, the seasons starts here GAME ON

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  121. THAT should of read... shrews, wombles, shrimpers all LOSING

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  122. City must be favourites for the prem

    with tvez in disgrace, djecko spitting his dummy out, cock, and aguero rumoured to be there for just a year, funny state of affairs when balotelli emerges from his chicken suit to become Mr dependable

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  123. Presumably Blog with Rooney as the poisoned pawn. You could also consider the Kalashnikov variation, that at least should be explosive.

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  124. The Mighty O's have now won three on end... there's just no stopping us now.

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  125. Why the Fuck is Rosicky playing ahead of Ramsey??

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  126. Noel, you have no need to fear the Manduarah Muggers.... they are worse than England.

    Was out at Stonehenge yesterday. We was lucky to get there early before the crowds turned up (they did as we were leaving). AN amazing place, unless you are like my granddaughter and see them as a pile of glorified rocks... I tried to tell her they were not rocks but she wouldn't have it. Anyway I was in awe of them. Took a quiet walk out to the barrows but they did little for me I'm afraid... it was worth the drive overall... for me.

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  127. That's a relief. We won 3 important points thanks to Robin van Persie.

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  128. Ramsey hasn't been playing that well SS... and Rosicky has been on the improve this season... not playing great mind but is at least looking keen to be on the park.

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  129. Noel. Same goes with mine.. as lesser managers like SAF, Wenger and Mancini decide to rest few players of my team.

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  130. Bo, That' applies for whole team if u consider the start of season. Why single out Ramsey?

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  131. I wasn't singling out Ramsey SS... you were asking why Ramsey was left out... I just gave my opinion as to why is all.

    BojanglesOfOz

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  132. To add to that SS... I have just discovered that Ramsey is recovering from a hamstring injury... could be another reason why he wasn't selected.

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  133. that RvP, he's some class innit?

    Also like how Larson didnt celebrate his beautiful goal. I am sucker for such decency.

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  134. And Mario Balotelli has volunteered to be put in charge of planning the Manchester City Christmas party
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    well you know one thing, they wont be forgetting it in a hurry.

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  135. Yeah BO, I checked in FFL.. it must have been an inury that kept him out.

    I am also happy to learn that my FFL team also somehow managed to get it past Noel's team.

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  136. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15336398.stm
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    We might as well all give up and go home now. Why not cancel the whole season instead and just give the title to whichever club has the most money.

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  137. That would never happen Anon, dont worry about it.
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    For the first time this season, won both the H2H. that after my capt (nasri) didnt play and the vice capt(nani) managed 15 mins and 1 point. Fortunuately, an unexpected goal from Kompany and 2 assists from adebayor saw me through (also scholesy leaving 13 pts on the bench helped as well).

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  138. I'm beginning to take newcastle seriously now. Not only are they in 4th place with 8 games gone, they also seem to have the balls to come back twice against a strong spurs team and almost won it. Skill and spirit then. How the hell they are managing this having sold their best players and bought almost no one, is amazing stuff.

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  139. AH,

    Dont worry the Newcastle revival will not last much longer, got 3 hard games coming up next month ManUre & Man Chity down there, then Chelski at home, if we get points from those games then you can take it seriously.

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  140. I was one of he five men who finished behind the 100 year old marathon runner

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  141. 100 years old and finished a marathon... I find that amazing. I couldn't run a marathon when I was in my twenties... couldn't manage 26 yards now.

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  142. On the did the tosser Suaretz racially abuse the tosser evra in pigeon English issue..... for what its worth I find evra the marginally more credible witness. he's unlikely to be convicted without a stoolie.

    its just a pity that this pair of cocks are playing out the issue in a way which will leave most people not caring who who who said what

    suarez has a flight record of seedy behaviour... perhaps if evra didn't roll around like a well trained muff tumbler or polish helmet his credibility would be intact.

    We need the FA to deliver a coop de grace and leave them at home pecking at their reflections in a mirror

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  143. I misread it at first bo I thought it said 100 years to finish a marathon which would have left him trailing yer average molusc

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  144. An unnamed Premier League club has tested the DNA of its players to determine who is most prone to injury.

    Full story: Daily Mirror

    Results... footballers genome has been found to comprise
    23% lizard
    63% monkey
    42% fruit fly
    78% banana plant
    99% arsehole

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  145. http://www.wsc.co.uk/content/view/7890/38

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  146. I still would have finished behind him Blog.

    I didn't want to leave the Somerset cottage but what could I do.... I couldn't afford to live over here so I have to gradually make my way back to Heathrow. I am a bit disappointed with Bath. It's a beautiful city but it's full of shops. I enjoyed the cruise down the river but it just doesn't measure up to the cruise down the Seine.

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  147. Hatchetts in bath, Bo, my old stamping ground . Can't say I particularly recommend it

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  148. I never went into Hatchetts Blog but I have to admit that after googling it I am sorry I didn't... seems to have character, although I am not sure if Larry the drag queen is still landlord there.

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  149. Larry a drag queen, bo, shome mishtake shurely

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  150. I can't speak from experience Blog, obviously, but according to a comment left on a Hatchett's site, he did his drag queen act twice nightly.

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  151. It's a decade since I've been there Bo, for all I know its closed now. Back at the height of my early drinking career I met my lifelong pal Mat from baaaath who introduced himself (in a bar in tel a viv ) with the words "haven't I seen you in the hat and feather in bath". Heh heh heh. He lives on a boat just outside town must pay him a visit.

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  152. Hi kids.

    Well, surprise, surprise the true nature of Suarez is starting to dawn upon the masses, I told you he was a prick.

    Firstly refs are starting to wise up about his diving and play acting and now knobhead supremo Evra is upset that Suarez racially abused him.

    I hate to say I told you so, but.... fuck it, who am I trying to kid, I love saying I told you so.

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  153. Didnt Evra calim the exact same thing vs. Chelsea once?

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  154. Problem is Spit, Evra's a bell end, but they're still serious allegations he's making.

    I seem to remember him (Suarez) being accused for similar behaviour in the Lowlands, but it was only whispers, still, where there's smoke and all that.

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  155. Funny week in the ffl.

    Rooney, Silva and Ramsey all failed to start, yet still managed to beat Adam and Average in HtoH games.

    Top of the Robbo HtoH League, not that I'm one to GLOAT!!!!

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  156. another argument FOR the use of videos through a referee during the match.

    If we can see it at home, they should be able to see it better in the stadium.

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  157. If all else fails then refereeing from home sounds like a good bet. Away from all the abuse, sitting in your armchair as you relay your decisions via Skype.

    Come on Fifa, you know it makes sense.

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  158. Arsenal have just won 1-0 thanks to a Ramsey goal in time added on!

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  159. 1-Nil to the Arsenal. Boring Boring Arsenal.

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  160. Evening Preach,

    how have you been?

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  161. Speaking of fifa, I think its hilarious that Blatter is now presenting himself as elliot ness when we all know he's al capone. he probably believes it n'all

    There's a lot wrong with England, but we were right about fifa, I don't understand the snivelling complicity of nearly every other country

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  162. Robinho tevez suarez not good Adverts for an entire sub continent

    More proof that everywhere is morally degenerate compared with England

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  163. Hi Spit, bearing up under the stress,strain,trials and tribulations but apart from that I'm wonderful!!
    Even Forest have won a home game!

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  164. Whoa, playing Spits Super Marines and the mighty mandurah muggers this week. I wonder if I should bet on the manchester derby ending 0-0.

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  165. A good win for the gunners and well deserved even if the goal was scored deep into extra time.

    G'day Preach it's good to see you making more of an appearance in here.

    Yesterday I was sad to say goodbye to Somerset. In the morning it is going to be even sadder to say goodbye to Jack and Mrs Jack, who have made us feel so much at home. Jack has now treated us to two of the meals that have made britain great.... the sunday roast and fish and chips.

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  166. AH, you need not fear the Muggers, although I must say that for the past month, without my input, they do seem to be doing reasonably well.

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  167. As was expected, it was sad to say goodbye to Jack & Mrs Jack this morning. Currently awaiting a taxi (hour and a half to go yet) to take us to Stoke railway station as we make our way to London before heading off to Heathrow in the morning.

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  168. Thanks guys. I would be fabricating the truth if I was to say I am looking forward to returning home. I would like to have stayed longer and the flight home is too long to be enjoyable.

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  169. AH, don't believe what Bo tells you. He told me the same thing about his FFL team last week and he absolutely spanked me.

    Have a safe trip back Bo.

    Noel

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  170. Get home safely Bo, and tell the Aussies it aint all bad back in the motherland.

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  171. 1900 Paris Olympics had the following events - delivery van driving race, live pigeon shoot (300 killed) , firefighting! and best of all poodle cippling

    And they wonder why they didn't get it in 2012

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  172. Spitfire said...

    1-Nil to the Arsenal. Boring Boring Arsenal.
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    That much will certainly do for the moment. :)

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  173. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/15382675.stm

    is there no one better?

    there really is a dearth of talent in britain.

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  174. Hahaha...India complete series win over England. MS Dhoni Midas touch is back.

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  175. One of my pet hates Blog is the use of "y'know" at every verse end by interviewees, primarily sports people, so why not for 2012 introduce the Olympic sport of tongue clipping?

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  176. You'll enjoy this then preach...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=607Gqp-_I2U&feature=youtube

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  177. Now carl Jenkinson is out for 3 moths. the shite gets better and better. like the bloke that tried to turn his shit in to gol dby puting it on a burner.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-jailed-after-trying-to-turn-faeces-into-gold-.html

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  178. Aaron Ramsey scored a goal on 1st May, May 2nd, Bin Laden is killed.

    Aaron Ramsey scores his next goal on 19th October. October 20 Gaddafi is killed.

    Its probably nothing but the young man should keep scoring goals if there is a chance it will bring about some 'change' in the world by removing obnoxious people from face of earth.

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  179. Spitfire said...

    Aaron Ramsey scored a goal on 1st May, May 2nd, Bin Laden is killed.

    Aaron Ramsey scores his next goal on 19th October. October 20 Gaddafi is killed.

    Its probably nothing but the young man should keep scoring goals if there is a chance it will bring about some 'change' in the world by removing obnoxious people from face of earth.
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    Likes. Don't mind Spit if I nick it and paste on my FB wall.

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  180. Careful, spits, if he keeps scoring he might kill off the England team

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  181. That would do us all a favour Blogidy.

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  182. Apparently the MI5 is now keeping a close eye on poor lad Ramsey. The fear for the life of the Dick of Edinburgh

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  183. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15400572.stm
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    So he just refused to warm up then.

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  184. If the account of the actual hard evidence reported in the daily mirror is accurate, we all owe tevez a big apology

    So if you're reading this Carlos, I'd just like to say, fuck off, I never liked you anyway, dick.

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  185. Fact is dancing was angry at dzecko, was flustered and emotional and getting thrashed and told tevez to do something pointless in the wrong language

    Mancini should stop being so Italian

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  186. Dancing??

    I meant Mancini with Wolves (when he gets sacked)

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  187. The plot thickens.

    Mancini is going to look like a twat if that Mirror story is true.

    He already has a massive job on his hands trying to keep all those mega egos in line, but now his back room staff aren't even backing him up. If Tevez gets off scot free then that will be a real slapa in da face for the Italian. a bit like the one he got from Woj Szczesny's dad all those years ago;

    http://arsenalaction.com/2011/02/05/video-szcezneys-dad-punching-roberto-mancini-in-the-face/

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  188. mornin' lads, that reminds me of the joke about Big Chief Two Dogs Fucking. Shame I can only remember the punch line.

    You have some of the best looking cheerleaders in the World on parade this weekend, enjoy it, courtesy of the Glazer family!

    Anyway, our unbeaten sequence has reached 1. Come on ye whites. Off for a Buffalo burger.

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  189. H, I think they're trying to reverse engineer the situation as they have no chance of offloading Tevez if the current perception remains. They all save face (and a boat load of dosh) if they conclude it was all a misunderstanding!

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  190. What's up with Tevez anyway?

    He doesn't speak english and now he's telling us that he didn't understand an instruction in Italian?

    Spanish and Italian are not exacly the same, but they are pretty similar, with my broken spanish I've had conversations with Italians before and I could understand the jist of what they were talking about.

    When Mancini told him to warm up, that should be the end of it, he has to get up and move his arse. That he refused to play or not is irrelavant, once he decides that he doesn't want to warm up, then the mutiny has begun.

    If City fuck this up, like they're fucking everyting else up (money wise) then it will just give the prima donna players even more power.

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  191. so, Tevez is a testa di cazzo and mancini should va fanculo or somat por favor gracias?

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  192. Correctamundo Trott, de hijo la putas, chile con carne pizzas.
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    They have very little chance of offloading Tevez at his "market value" anyway Trott and unless CTev is willing to take at least a 60% drop in salary then there's hardly a club in the world that can pay his wages, especially not the ones of his preferred destination of South America.

    I've read articles about him being linked to a 40mill move to a Brazilian club, but that's just bulllshit, South American players have to come to europe for the big bucks and go back home to end their careers in their homeland once they have enough dosh.

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  193. It's a misunderstanding ....Carlos tevez is chip Cobb the comical deaf stuntman

    Mancini - so Carlos, you get up off the bench, you run up and down then you kick a ball about
    Tevez - si. I get off with wench, I stun Joe the clown and then I sick and fall about. I am laughing yes?

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