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  1. platini and the credit crunch

    platini has now stated new rules may be put in place to curb clubs from losing their identity,look at arsenal managed by a frenchman with most of the squad overseas players. personally it should be a max of 5 overseas players per matchday squad thus allowing homegrown talent to shine. a...
  2. sufcintheprem

    World Series of Poker

    Finished this morning in London after a mammoth final table session. John Juanda eventually managed to beat the painfully slow (at times) Stanislav Alekhin. The Russian had played extremely well to build up a solid chip lead but after Juanda had bullied some of Alekhin's raises, it came down...
  3. Slipperduke

    Money Won't Buy Al-Fahim Success

    It may be billed as 'the clash of the cash', but if anyone at Manchester City thinks that their sky-rocketing bank balance automatically gives them parity on the pitch with Chelsea, then tonight's game is going to be a really nasty wake-up call. When you sweep away the tabloid headlines and the...
  4. Slipperduke

    Rafa Benitez

    In an ideal world, Rafa Benitez would have flown back to England with the rest of us on Monday, tingling with excitement after watching one of the finest international tournaments in decades and clutching a notepad full of potential summer signings. In an ideal world, as manager of one of the...
  5. Slipperduke

    Your Licence Fee in action

    Is anyone else getting the feeling that no-one at the Beeb has a clue about anything? This is their Russian 'effort', but I can't help thinking that the bloke who wrote it only knows the name of one player and has resolutely based the entire preview on him despite the fact that he's suspended...
  6. BlueShrimp

    Champions League rubbish money

    Champions League you're having a laugh ...ClubValue(£m)Debt(£m)Man United919551Real Madrid656177Arsenal 612263Liverpool 536348Bayern Munich468 0AC Milan 4070Barcelona40028Chelsea3900Juventus26013Schalke240115 The Premier League debt table Manchester United: £660m (At June 2006). Liverpool...
  7. DoDTS

    Southend v Zenit Leningrad

    A question for our more mature posters: Do you remember a Freindly played at Roots Hall on the 6th November 1973 agimst Zenit Lenigrad (now Zenit St Petersburg)? From memory in a very adventourous pre season tour we have played three or four games in Russia the previous season, quite...
  8. Vange Shrimper

    Pub Quiz Pt. God knows

    As Staind said "It's been a while", but I thought I might as well bring it back, hopefully with no arguments with the answers this time round. Usual rules apply, usual people are banned. :p 1. What did Pandora release when she opened her box or jar? 2. What is Barack Obama's middle name? 3...
  9. Slipperduke

    Chelsea fans will feel crushed today

    Thanks guys, really glad you liked it! Here's the follow-up: High up near the rafters of the Luzhniki Stadium, as the early morning rain washed away the tears of his expensively assembled superstars, the Super Tsar himself, Roman Abramovich, sat disconsolately wondering what might have been...
  10. Slipperduke

    Manchester United v Chelsea Euro final

    They went into the last day of the league separated only by goal difference and when it came to the final of the biggest cup competition in the world, the margin between Manchester United and Chelsea was somehow even thinner. After 120 minutes of gruelling football that ebbed and flowed between...
  11. Its all Kicked on in Manchester!!!!

    By all accounts Riot Police or being called out and it has kicked of big time in Manchester It is on ITV news now It started when one of the main screen in the city centre would not work. And it has just been released that a Russian supporter has been stabbed. Another Bannockburn me thinks!!!!
  12. Slipperduke

    Glasgow Rangers v Zenit St Petersburg

    Tired legs against fresh ones, defensive containment against attacking intent; tonight's UEFA Cup Final between Glasgow Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg will be a real clash of strengths and styles, but Dick Advocaat is convinced that he can secure a historic result against his old side. The...
  13. Slipperduke

    Manchester United v Barcelona part 3

    The stage is now set for what we can confidently call, without any fear of exaggeration, the most important English club football match in history. Manchester United's hard-fought progression to the European Cup Final means that, whatever happens tonight, it will be an all-Premier League affair...
  14. Vange Shrimper

    The Last Shadow Puppets

    I'm listening to their new song on You Tube called 'The Age of the Understatement'. I have to admit I do really like this song. The video is alright as well, has a bit of a Russian feel to it. Anyone else like song, or do you think that Alex Turner should just stick with being in the Arctic...
  15. sufcintheprem

    Cheltenham day 2 and a half

    For your 1.5% return on investment today...... 12:30 - Ornais has finished 121 this year but Back on Line has managed one more win - BACK On Line to win @ 10.5, Old Benny (I have reservations about backing this name) to place @ 4.5 13:05 - Was going to back Tidal Bay but that he's now...
  16. Slipperduke

    Spurs Superior To Baffling Blues

    We all chuckled when Jonathan Woodgate claimed that he joined Tottenham in order to have a chance of winning trophies but, appropriately enough, it was the former Middlesbrough centre-back who delivered the long-suffering club their first silverware in nine years at Wembley Stadium. “Scoring...
  17. Slipperduke

    Boring, boring Chelsea

    Thanks to Chelsea, I’m in a lot of trouble right now. You see, when I cover an away game from the television, I usually take the opportunity to invite a few people over, let them raid my beer fridge and then sit nearest the television with a notepad while they chatter around me. It was only...
  18. MK Thursday Night Indie Disco

    This week we have a tune about an unreadable book by a junkie bisexual who managed to shoot his wife dead in a game of russian roulette. From sampling pioneer Tim Simenon's Bomb The Bass we have Bug Powder Dust, with a killer rap from Justin Warfield. Boys with guitars and floppy hair will...
  19. Russia: What are you playing at?

    On top of last weeks news story that Russia were to restart Cold War patrols across their bordering oceans, flying within 100 miles of US soil, This morning I read that a Russian Bomber, thought to be on a spy mission, was intercepted by 2 RAF fighters dangerously close to British Soil...
  20. ldnfatso

    Econonics in Cows

    Economic Models explained with cows- 2007 update SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State...