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  1. More importantly, he's made his first Squires! https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/sep/10/david-squires-on-england-scotland-and-owen-v-shearer
  2. shush mate! If word gets out the ECB may have to do the right thing and have a referendum on the issue...
  3. Can't tell you how chuffed I am to see that a Durban lad is contributing to the survival of English cricket.
  4. Well prepared on that front my man - Warner completed 6th class during his sabbatical & Smith has had his tear ducts removed.
  5. Lozarus! An unexpected delight. Gearing up for another Ashes whitewash no doubt.
  6. heya - good to see posting again. who do you suggest instead?
  7. Somewhat curious, and a bad look, that there's been no thread created for this thus far so here it is. I've had a look at a few games so far & mostly enjoyed them: particularly the fact that there seems to be very little rolling around & playacting from any of the players when they're tackled.
  8. Indeed. I'm still not convinced by the Sarri experiment but by delivering the objective (and regardless as to how that all came about) he is to be congratulated & kept. I just hope he has the balls to stick around for next season given that he has had to endure a lot of completely childish & unwarranted taunting by many supporters over the last few months.
  9. My original understanding was that FIFA was to release its decision concerning our appeal prior to the commencement of the summer transfer window on 11 June 2019 but, of course, and resulting from the somewhat unlikely denouement of the EPL as far as settling the top 4 is concerned, the pressure on FIFA to release its decision within the next fortnight is now even more compelling from our point of view. No doubt the club will have already decided on its shortlist for the CAS arbitrator of its choice for any CAS appeal should that be necessary & I imagine that the club has already drafted its interim application for CAS to suspend the transfer ban whilst CAS deliberates on any appeal.
  10. ^ Strider - thought you might enjoy this article by the belated (& much missed) Christopher Hitchens. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/04/bottoms-up/304719/
  11. Good post & especially as concerns the owner's ambitions. I think the appointment of Sarri showed us that Roman still hankers for attractive possession based football & in that sense, Sarri's appointment, given our squad deficiencies over the last few years, was always likely to be problematic in much the same way (but possibly less starkly) that AVB's appointment was going to be problematic: both appointments were I feel were overly ambitious given the respective squads & the results of each did/have not really surprised. I wasn't keen on Sarri's appointment for much the same reasons that I wasn't keen on AVB's appointment. I suppose it's still possible that we could sneak into the top 4 this year but I don't really hold any hopes for that after the last 2 games & I became resigned to Hazard's departure several months ago & Zidane's re-appointment has really settled that issue. None of us can accurately 2nd guess what Roman makes of all this at present as regards next year but perhaps the transfer ban may finally force his hand to settle for the youth approach which many have been hankering for over the last five years or so. Given that we've been remarkable successful for the last 15 years, the chance for this new approach would be an exciting ride for all of us. And I know that we'd all love to see us go all the way in the EL this year but in terms of the future, the sad irony should we win it might be that Roman would be less willing to go the youth route next year because we've made the CL for next year. Either way, I think the Sarri experiment is over. As for who we get - I'd like to see Lamps & Jody given a go for next year but there are other possibilities as well.
  12. An astonishingly good actor in both mediums & his versatility & range was, in my view, only matched by Alec Guinness. If one had to pick 3 of his best film performances I'd go for his magnificent Poirot (comfortably better in one performance than any of Suchet's career long attempts) , as O'Bannon the local crime boss in Miller's Crossing & as Ed Masry in Erin Brockovich. A colossus & apparently a complete joy to work with. John Cleese (@JohnCleese) Albert Finney is gone... The Best. But more than our greatest actor... What the Germans call "Ein Mensch" February 8, 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2019/feb/08/king-of-kitchen-sink-albert-finney-a-life-in-pictures
  13. I agree - at the end of the season Real will make an offer for him which will probably drag out for weeks but it looks like a fait accompli to me. Hazard is what, 28/29 now & it's always been his ambition to play for them. Obviously we'll want to drag as much as we can out of Real when it takes place.
  14. Heya - I have seen it & I agree that its a bit of a mess isn't it - poor old russ - trying to do too much on his directorial debut. There is some good acting & some scenes have been shot well but the editing was poor in respect to all that back & forward (which explains why they felt that captions were necessary) and all that water divination rubbish - the film would have much better w/o that.
  15. ^ hehe...heya punch...22 or is it now 23, and w/o kids...hehe. I imagine he's also sick of England with brexiteer idiots like you and of course much nicer climate in Spain - but hey, always good to see you that you have an opinion.....
  16. hehe...been called a lot of things in my time but 'nice'...that's new & gave me a chuckle so thx mate: as for the perception these days that the 'loyalty' of professionals must, in some imagined way, equate with the 'loyalty' of supporters....crikey....
  17. Righto...well, if you want to waste your emotions on him that's a matter for you - he's always been cagey since day dot but he was a professional on the paddock. Here's the thing - not every footballer who plays for us is always going to be 'model' of the paddock. Indeed that gets rarer & rarer these days so why the angst exactly?
  18. You're right but you're only right - so he isn't married but his kids are in Madrid....enough reasons right there.
  19. heya - always calm - don't take any footballing matter personally unlike some on here.....
  20. hey mate - so be salty - matter for you. As for his reasons - well his wife is spanish isn't she & lives in Madrid....writing has been on the wall for a couple of years hasn't it? So why the angst exactly?
  21. ^ gee I'm sorry for your facial tic & the fact that you have to rely on gifs - tell me, do you have a thing for that actor?
  22. deary me....so much nancy schoolboy angst in this thread despite the fact that he's been angling to leave for about 2 years now & for credible reasons. I wish him well - certainly not our best keeper ever but within our top 3 to 4 keepers of all time. Thanks for your performances Courtois & I wish the best for you for the rest of your career.
  23. Hey don't you know....pool are meant to win it every year....since, what 29 years ago or somefink.....have spuds peaked...well we'll see....Utd....will they have as much luck with the refs as usual...well we'll see...as for L'Arse with the regime change who knows? I like your optimism regarding us but surely as long as we make the top 4 that'll be good enough.
  24. I agree that the 3rd was probably the weakest & that Macgregor over-acted the twins. However, I thought Thewlis was superb as was Winstead.

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