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  1. Slipperduke

    No Blind Spot, Wenger's Just Too Loyal

    Much will be written in the coming days about Arsene Wenger and his perceived ‘blind spot’ for goalkeepers. It is the death knell for thousands of trees, all doomed to slaughter just so that we can be told that one of the finest managers in the history of the Premier League cannot even recognise...

    PL Weekly Points Round 34

    With our match not being played till tomorrow i won't be able to post up this thread as i usually would at this time on a Sunday .. but suffice to say unless we pull the proverbial cat out of the bag then its going to be a god awful week for everyone, but of course with double points on offer...
  3. Slipperduke

    Nothing To Love At Team England

    So farewell, John Terry. Stripped of the captaincy for stripping his mate's girlfriend, and several other people's girlfriends by the sounds of it, we shall not see his like again. It's all so thoroughly grubby and pointless and it's a massive blow for England's chances of summer glory. Terry...
  4. Men and Boys ....

    "we have a lot of boys out there trying to do a man's job" said Sir Steve - which got me thinking, cos I always prefer seeing new young players, who he was referring to. As Millwall are a particularly unpleasant side in an unpleasant stadium with unpleasant supporters it perhaps highlighted it...
  5. Tommy2holes

    Who in our team is good enough??

    Who in our current team is actually good enough to play for the club? Just an honest question because i think we have a lot of dross who would struggle to find another league 1 club. Mildenhall: Good enough, and a decent keeper at this level. Barrett: Good enough, captain for a reason. He...
  6. Slipperduke

    City's Glaring Vie-error

    When Kenny Dalglish ruled the roost at Anfield, Liverpool were the dominant force in English football. He maintained their superiority during his tenure with a very simple transfer philosophy, and it's something that Manchester City would do well to emulate. 'Always be sure to sign better...
  7. Anyone else worried about boxing day?

    Boxing Day football is just about the best day of the year to go and watch a game, I personally love it and have some great memories from previous years (Norwich away being my favourite!). However I have a bad feeling about the Colchester game, think we could get turned over big time and it...
  8. Slipperduke

    Damn You, Bullard!

    Rest assured, Jimmy Bullard's goalscoring celebrations will be the water-cooler topic of conversation this morning. Bright, funny and naughty. It was physical comedy at its best. But did the tousled ****ney give a moment's thought to the floodgates that his finger-pointing may have poked open? I...
  9. Benfleet A1

    Working For a ***** Company

    As some of you will know, I work for a Rescue & Recovery Company which is not your average 9-5 sort of job. Most though not all who do this job expect long hours, all weather conditions and sometimes, the very real risk of serious injury or even death. It's the nature of the job (considered in...
  10. Slipperduke

    The FA Get It Right!

    Justice, when it finally arrived, was measured without being merciless. With a GBP20,000 fine and a four match touchline ban, two of which are suspended, The Football Association have resisted the temptation to make an example of Sir Alex Ferguson without letting him off the hook entirely. On...
  11. yogi bear up the cagire

    Reflections and anxieties

    Arrived back in France early this morning, still rather tired but felt the need to post something of my thoughts and concerns. I was at the Millwall match and spent some time puting down my views of that evening on my brother's computer in Leigh, only to find myself unable to post, with an...
  12. OldBlueLady

    Revelling in it 27/8/09

    Got this this morning, surprised not to see anyone else posted it while I've been at work today. Nice to see some recognition for the fans at Hull :clap: Revelling In It This week starring: Simon ‘Swampy’ Francis Lee ‘ASBO’ Sawyer Alan ‘Play it cool’ McCormack Lee ‘Porcelain’ Barnard...
  13. Post-Match Thread and Ratings Hull City 3-1 Southend United

    My first game of the season and I was really impressed with our performance and the confidence our players displayed when in possession, despite the fact that Hull fielding a weakened side. Mildy - 5 - I'm afraid he was the one player who didn't earn his money tonight. He had pretty much...
  14. Slipperduke

    Even I Can't Back The Gunners

    As anyone who recalls my contributions to 'The Bet Shop Boys' will know, I'm not much of a gambler. Instead of always betting on the likeliest outcome, I have a reckless and self-destructive habit of only making predictions that might make me seem really clever. Sometimes, like the time I backed...
  15. IloveShrimp

    Our squad

    One thing the Ipswich game pointed out to me was the lack of physical strength in our side. Apart from Laurant (who i thought was easily mom) jfc and perhaps Revell (tall but not strong imo) and Francis all our players seemed to be midgets or very lightweight in comparrison to Ipswich who's...
  16. SUFC Forever

    James Lindie

    Has been on trial with Ayr United in Scotland and despite scoring in the two pre season games he played for them, has been released as they were apparently "unsure he could withstand the rigours and physical side of Scottish Division 1 football".
  17. chadded

    Confed Cup

    Following on from the USAs impressive victory over Spain last night, tuned into South Africa V Brazil just now with about 75 minutes gone and the score nil nil. Managed to get 13/8 on Brazil to win. Cheers Danny Alves. Fiver on that became £13 something. Easy money. Anyway, seeing as theres...
  18. BalmainShrimper

    Cycling: The Race Across America (RAAM)

    Hi all for anyone into cycling (or anyone into amazing feats of human endurance), The Race Across America started this week. RAAM is a non-stop 3000 mile race from San Diego to Annapolis. It is regarded as the world's toughest physical endurance event. Forget the Tour de France, this is a...
  19. OldBlueLady

    Memory Lane Special Report on SUFC's previous homes

    Nice piece from the Echo's site today (I know there's no paper today), could have gone in the other forum I guess, but thought it kind of went alongside the Hall of Fame stuff we've been doing. Sing the Blues for stadiums past 12:10am Saturday 30th May 2009 Comments (0) Have your say » By...
  20. Slipperduke

    Maybe Just A Shandy

    Harry Redknapp has always had a slightly jaundiced take on modern football. He doesn't care much for vitamin supplements and sports psychology, he'd rather talk old fashioned motivation than 'visualisation' and he doesn't feel bad about swearing at his players. Earlier this season I saw him...