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  1. Blue_Wes

    Boxing : Prediction League

    The boxing thread seems to have picked up some interest, and we're always coming up with differing and interesting ways, in which up and coming fights will be decided, so thought I'd try a mini prediction league; Rules are simple 1 point for correct outcome - i.e. Ricey beats GBJ 3 points for...
  2. Ricey

    F1 2014

    So here are the team line ups so far: Red Bull Engines: Renault 1. Sebastian Vettel (Has contract) 2. Daniel Ricciardo (Has contract) Test and reserve drivers TBC Ferrari Engines: Ferrari 3. Fernando Alonso (Has contract) 4. Kimi Raikkonen (Has contract) Test and reserve drivers TBC...
  3. southchurch

    Question Would you swap fernando Torres for Gavin Tomlin Right now ?

    Ok first of all you have to discard the fact we could sell him for more money and just go on form. £50m Torres or 2 bob Tomlin. I would without a doubt stick with Tomlin.
  4. Yorkshire Blue

    Eng V SL

    Was really looking forward to this summer's series against Sri Lanka but Sri Lanka have pretty much named a second string bowling attack. Murali has of course retired (as did Vaas a year or two back), but Malinga is being kept back for limited overs cricket, as is Angelo Mathews and there is no...
  5. Slipperduke

    Domenech's Dunces Doomed

    Uruguay 0-0 France FRANCE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN THE WORLD CUP Blessed with one of the finest squads in the tournament and capable of the most scintillating football, France are still a law unto themselves. Never mind winning the World Cup. On the evidence of this abject performance, they’ll...
  6. Slipperduke

    Liverpool Are Doomed - With Or Without Rafa

    Rafa Benitez deserves to be sacked. He’s had six years, hundreds of millions of pounds and Liverpool are worse off now than they were under Gerard Houllier. But if George Gillett and Tom Hicks think that his demise will make any difference to their stricken football club, they are very much...
  7. Thorpe Groyney

    Chipper's Guide To F1 Stars

    My lad, in his infinite wisdom, is commemorating his 14th birthday by writing an a-b-c guide to the 2010 Formula One racing season. Now, normally, with petrolheads, they look and sound particularly trainspotterish about the sport. He, though, isn't. This is some of what he's written so far on...
  8. Slipperduke

    West Ham. Not Good.

    WEST HAM ARE DOOMED After the excitement and drama of the weekend, here was the comedown. Manchester City against Manchester United was a tense, gritty battle of attrition. Tottenham against Chelsea was an explosive clash, packed with action. This was like watching a game of chicken between a...
  9. Slipperduke

    English Football Not ****ed. Yet.

    For the first time since 2003, the Champions League will enter the semi-final stage without English involvement. Lyon, bane of Liverpool, will play Manchester United’s conquerors, Bayern Munich, while Barcelona will bound on from their mauling of Arsenal by taking on Inter Milan, the club who...
  10. MisterStubbs

    Who would you have?

    Just for a bit of fun. There has been a lot of debate recently about who is the best striker in the Premier League. Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba all have there strenghts and one or two weaknesses but who would you have in your squad? Wayne Rooney: ENGLISH for a start, the...
  11. Slipperduke

    Blow Me, Duckface. I'm Sick of Hicks

    Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them? A question posed 500 years ago by Hamlet in Denmark was emphatically answered this weekend by club director Tom Hicks Jnr in Liverpool. It seems...
  12. Slipperduke

    Crisis Time, But Don't Sack Rafa

    Forget the Champions League. Forget the Europa League. Forget the FA Cup. For Liverpool, nothing now is more important than the Premier League. The very future of the football club depends on where they finish in the table in May. The crass stupidity of the leveraged buy-out that gave control...
  13. Slipperduke

    The Season's Most Definitive Preview

    All summer long I've been dreading this moment. The time when I have to stop procrastinating, stop talking myself into corners and finally sit down to write my annual predictions preview of the season. No word of a lie, I've been struggling with this all summer. I've never known a season to be...
  14. Slipperduke

    Adebayor - No Loss

    Generally, when a club agrees to sell their top goalscorer, you can expect a certain reaction from the supporters. It tends to range from anywhere between frenzied phonecalls to the local radio station and furious protests against the chairman in the carpark. Occasionally, in really serious...
  15. Slipperduke

    Spain Stunned By Yanks

    USA 2-0 Spain Altidore 25 Dempsey 73 Last week the American football team could have been forgiven for packing their bags in advance of an early exit. Beaten in a tight encounter with Italy and then thrashed to within an inch of their lives by Brazil, their only hope of qualification was to...
  16. Slipperduke

    Rafa Should Sign Owen

    Today, more than ever, we need to understand the importance of recycling. We live in a world of diminishing resources, held together by the discredited remains of unbridled capitalism. Only through use and re-use of our assets, can we live greener, happier lives. All the more reason, therefore...
  17. Slipperduke

    Spain Pacify Iraqi Resistance

    Spain 1-0 Iraq Villa 55 The trouble with winning well is that it never goes unnoticed. For every barnstorming 5-0 victory, resplendent with glorious passing and breathtaking goals, there's always a coach out there somewhere who watches it and thinks, 'that's not going to happen to me.' More...
  18. Slipperduke

    Alonso Attracts Attention

    Spain 5-0 New Zealand Torres 6, 14, 16 Fabregas 24 Villa 48 Rafa Benitez must be getting nervous. Real Madrid's moneybags President Florentino Perez has reportedly set his sights on Xabi Alonso and, after his performance in this dominant victory over New Zealand, you can hardly blame him. The...
  19. Slipperduke

    Shakhtar Uk-reign Supreme

    Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Werder Bremen (aet) Adriano, 25 Naldo, 35 Jadson, 97 We've been told for some time that a new footballing power is rising in the east and Shakhtar Dontesk's capture of the UEFA Cup is compelling evidence indeed . The Ukrainian giants, funded by a wealth of gas revenue and...
  20. Slipperduke

    Gerrard Is The Write Stuff

    Steven Gerrard is the Football Writer's Player of the Year. That's better. You see, if you want something done properly, ask a journalist. Admittedly, that saying only holds water if what you want is to have someone drink all the beer in your fridge, or spell something incorrectly, but for once...