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who was the spitting image of nani, same face, build, hair, everything. except he was wearing double denim. i hope i see double denim nani again soon. that's all the football news i've got.
I don't know how to break this to you ...
Unlike you, I think I would actually like to see Boffin fake Vaz Te again
Hopefully it goes off to fuck and england lose
and no one apart from parsephone laughed at me?
i reckon he will start again. wouldnt be surprised if he didn't though.
we should really be paying you for this quality punditry. how's £120k and a flat near MediaCityUK?
give me ldn salary and one of those chauffeurs and you're on.
The rest of us were right not to laugh.
got an image of him struggling for breath, just shouting 'just my opinion, just my opinion!!' at a mountain, all on his own.
With his last breath; "Tell Maaark Hughes I love him"
night's match? In the Poland end? Never been to the new Wembley and this is probably as high-interest match I'll have an opportunity to see there
Google isn't being helpful
Should be able to pick one up off a tout for face-ish
international football is great, i wish it was on every week.
who's gonna be the joke team in the world cup? there's always one. trinidad were quite a good one whenever they were in it, especially with that white bloke from stoke in the team.
but they'll be fine cuz if they don't go through automatically they will have a play off against Jordan
i thought they had to play someone good.
who do the south american play off place have to play then? new zealand?
the south americans will play jordan.
north americans play new zealand
chile are playing ecuador and both teams need a draw to qualify.
i thought they'd fixed things like that?
I hate them
That they'd play NZ in the play-offs.
although chile and ecuador will be treading a fine line between qualifying or getting disqualified for fixing the game. so you might get in anyway.
and had a seat six rows back right behind the goal. Fortunately it was the goal England were attacking in the second half. Great scenes, especially Townsend's strike. Good atmosphere.
they contribute at least 37% towards my england ambivilance
Interesting bit within it about hooliganism in football around that time; lots of the usual stuff about social unrest, unemployment, mines closing etc sparking the trouble but something I hadn't heard before was the older generation drifting away. Until that point they'd always been there to shout down mouthy youths, break up fights etc and generally be decent role models but as it got pricier and the man's role started to change with age (new interests like sportscars, gardening, cooking, travel, etc) they deserted football which allowed the drunken 20-30 year olds to rule the roost.
The vast majority of crowds are 40+. You hardly ever see big blocks of young guys at games anymore. Remember thinking it was weird when I saw a group of about 12 guys in their early 20s sat together at a game at the end of last season, which is pretty ridic
It's the main driving force behind the likes of Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham getting or looking at new grounds. None can really afford to lower prices on existing seats for increased family sections so they're in trouble when this generation of football fan pops their clogs or gets too old to go to games.
Kind of odd logic but each having 10k empty seats now and for the next 10 years is the best way to avoid having 10k empty seats for decades after that.
Premptively_Defensive this'd this
You can borrow that line yourself, if you ever need it.
and went to see football in the 60s. He said he was about 12 or 13 and him and his mate shouted something like "Are you blind ref?" and a man in front of them turned round and shouted at them telling them to have some respect, and they apologised and that was that.
They had some superb archive in that programme. I loved it. That's the most interesting side of football for me. Books/docs that prattle on about famous victories and great performances lose me after a while, but footage of scores of fans in rosettes, dressed like the Bay City Rollers beating the shit out of eachother - that's where it's at. That coach full of Millwall fans singing "let's stab a northerner" or something probably looked quite sinister at the time, but with their feather cuts and massive lapels they look hilarious.
boltolona doesn't work.
can 'we' politely ask israel and azerbaijan and khazakhstan to fuck off out of europe please. Georgia and armenia are also pushing it. Not my problem if israel doesn't have any friends.
Turkey = MAYBE, the rest = FUCK OFF
but he can't even be bothered to smile and/or stop filling his car up. I'm getting a little obsessed with him, not felt like this since Peter Ebdon.
i got 5 but it wont show me the answers.
all complete guesses obviously, you'd have to be a complete pervert to know any of those answers.
really want stuart ripley to be correct.
(no marckee please don't post all their wiki entries)
I distinctly remember sharing in the tabloid outrage of Stuart Ripley even though I had no clear idea who he or any of the alternatives were or why they should be selected.
Was actually trying too
You scored 7 out of a possible 10
The tabloids have turned your head into something pretty nice. Like a jammy dodger
Player manager Edgar Davids gets sent off for absolutely flooring a Wrexham player, blood from his mouth and everything. Not the best example to the team. Another two players get sent off, Wrexham get an equaliser in (the 10 minutes) added time = dramaz.
Also, what's going on with their ground? The last I heard the local council had given them 3 months to knock down one of the stands and all the floodlights over lack of planning permission. I get the impression that the councils in North London are doing their very best for Barnet not to play in their areas.
Davids elbowed Stephen Wright in the face, who was also sent off at the same time presumably because he has the face of Stephen Wright. Barnet missed an absolute sitter, an ageing Brett Ormerod was playing, what more could you want to see?
but you turned it on at the right time, it was dull as dishwater up to that time and then it all kicked off.
Will try and remember later though.
Not today. At a lose end now.
Deal has been finalised that sees him rejoin West Ham on a 3 month contract.
Around 30 Atherstone thugs run the pitch, attack some players and enter the Barrow end indiscriminately beating up fans. It's good that some of the nationals have picked up the story. Shocking images here (yes, that hoolie is actually wearing a flat cap and tracky bottoms): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/fa-cup/10375231/FA-to-investigate-crowd-violence-during-FA-Cup-tie-between-Atherstone-Town-and-Barrow.html
The reports on the Barrow forums make grim reading - OAPs getting punched, 10 year old girls watching their fathers get beat up etc. There were only 9 aged stewards to try and protect the fans which is a ridiculous failure by the club. Some fans dialled 999 and when they left the ground at half time and asked the police outside why they weren't in there doing their thing they were told they weren't allowed in by Atherstone authorities. How can that even be possible? And if true what were Atherstone thinking?
It makes the police's job so much easier. http://twohundredpercent.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ben12.png
Had this loads at FC United, take a big away following anywhere and the local knobheads turn up for a scrap.
but Atherstone have precedent in attracting nutters to the games and aggro there has been growing for some time. It seems like Atherstone were cutting costs - you either pay for the police presence and the back up that automatically comes with it or you do away with police and have enough stewards that could handle any issues that 800 potentially pissed-up blokes could throw your way. They did neither.
where idiots with banning orders at other grounds turn up and cause bother. The away end at Burton vs Southend had a group of about 30 Forest and Derby fans in there. Same happened last season and a fight broke out. The problem isn't necessarily the policing/stewarding of games, but the enforcement of banning orders.
Stoke turned up en mass to a game once, worst trouble i've seen at a football match in years was ridiculous.
Leeds always turn up when we play in yorkshire.
Go to places like Bacup and the local headcases just start throwing bricks at you.
When Chester arrived at Chorley we were greeted by Blackburn's finest.
The enforcement of banning orders can only come with local police knowledge inside the grounds. The people on the gate aren't going to know who has one or not, especially if they're not regulars at their ground. The local plods will know the faces and names though. Apparently at the Atherstone game a copper advised a Barrow fan to get inside quickly as there were some known violent locals around but as they hadn't caused an offence outside the ground and the police weren't hired inside it that's all they could do.