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  1. RHB

    Finsbury Park Mosque: Man dies as van hits pedestrians

    This is the BBC headline this morning. A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque. Far too early to confirm a reason but hate crime looks a possibility. We are living in a very sad world at the moment. RIP to the deceased...
  2. tice_18

    Breaking News JJ arrested on suspicion of assault

    http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10444~2526709,00.html http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/blues/9384639.Southend_United_player_arrested_on_suspicion_of_assault/
  3. Slipperduke

    Black Cats Deserve Credit

    What's the saddest thing about 'Ballon-Gate'? Nope, it's not the nagging suspicion that only a handful of referees ever read their ruleback all the way to the end, nor is it the damage caused to Liverpool's title hopes by one of their own fans. It's the complete absence of credit given to...
  4. Slipperduke

    FIFA Spank Chelsea

    When the Powers That Be come after the English clubs, they certainly don't mess about. Last week UEFA slapped Arsenal's Eduardo with what appeared to be an arbitary two-match ban for diving and last night FIFA weighed in, smashing Chelsea to the floor with an unprecedented two transfer window...
  5. Slipperduke

    Much To Do For United And Chelsea

    Meet the new season, same as the old season. If the starting line-ups looked a little familiar, so too was the mutual loathing shared by these two teams, a festering cauldron of hatred that bubbled up frequently in this surprisingly rumbustious encounter. Wayne Rooney's late strike forced a...
  6. Slipperduke

    Terry's Disingenuous Pledge

    If you ever wanted to capture the essence of modern football in just one page, you could do a lot worse than paying a visit to Chelsea's website. Here, behind the splash of adverts for a new kit that looks more like a women's cycling top than a football jersey, you will find John Terry's...
  7. King Flintoff Ends Aussie Reign

    Australia's 75 year reign at Lords came tumbling down with a whimper, as King Flintoff gave England victory on the back of his first five wicket haul at the ground. Nothing could suppress the nerves at the Home of Cricket this morning, a terrific stand of 185 between Michael Clarke and Brad...
  8. Sextuplets

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8063956.stm Interesting listening to the Doctor involved in the case on the radio tonight. He was very careful to say that the babies "Hadn't been concieved by IVF." This has now been reported in some places as a 'Natural conception', eg the...
  9. Slipperduke

    Fergie Must Quit

    I have a dream. I have a dream of Rome, May 27. I see Rio Ferdinand lifting the Champions League trophy, I see Wayne Rooney throwing his shirt into the crowd, but most of all, I see Sir Alex Ferguson leaning into a camera crew and, above the roar of the crowd, giving them the scoop of their...
  10. Jermaine Defoe's brother

    has been killed in an attack... Jade Defoe, 26, suffered serious head injuries in a brutal assault on Monday afternoon in Leytonstone, east London. He was taken to a central London hospital where he died on Friday night. The attack took place between 4.15pm and 5pm in Walnut Gardens, near the...
  11. Slipperduke

    Prove You're Not A Cheat

    As Cristiano Ronaldo lay on the frozen turf at St James Park watching a chorus line of tiny birds circling his head, I wonder if he had time to ponder the irony of his situation. After years spent convincing referees that he had been fouled when he hadn't, he now finds himself being cynically...
  12. Interpol Shrimper

    Essex Police last Sat

    Anybody seen this? Not seen it mentioned (if it has, please ignore)
  13. Slipperduke

    Liverpool's Slippery Title Chase

    There's a distinct Joey Barton vibe about Liverpool this week. We look at them with a grudging respect, we acknowledge the good start, but we all share a growing sense of uneasiness, as if it's only a matter of time before they fall flat on their face, or in Barton's case, re-arrange someone's...
  14. Phil Jupitus/Brian Dear

    I don't know if anybody else has posted this from Phil Jupitus' column in today's The Game section of the Times:- "Recently I met Brian Dear, a West Ham great who, in April 1965 scored 5 times in a 6-1 trouncing of West Bromwich Albion, a record for the quickest 5 goals that still stands today...
  15. Slipperduke

    The Kids Are More Than Alright

    Arsene Wenger stared down his inquisitor and smiled. Just half an hour after his young Arsenal side had demolished Sheffield United by six goals, the old quote, "You can't win anything with kids," had been offered up to him. "These players," he said levellely, "do not play like kids." They...
  16. Winkle


    With a recession pocking its head from around the corner, I decided that perhaps with the amount we are all shelling out on fuel and household bills that a bit of good housekeeping was in order. I tryed to explain to my daughter that maybe when she went upstairs that she could possibly learn to...
  17. OldBlueLady

    Imposter alert!

    Ok, maybe not an imposter, but someone appears to be posting on 606 as "OldBlueMan" and is making all sorts of quite impossible allusions to an association with me! :O I have no idea who they are, well, no, not correct, I have a suspicion but if anyone would like to 'fess up convincingly then...
  18. Slipperduke

    The Title Race.

    If you had any plans for this Saturday evening, I'd start cancelling them now because this title race is going all the way to the wire. Manchester United's struggles against Brad Friedel Rovers, sorry, Blackburn Rovers brought back memories of their 1995 visit to Upton Park when Ludek Miklosko's...
  19. Slipperduke

    Frank Rijkaard

    It's a sign of the times that two teams placed third in their domestic leagues can be led by managers under intense media pressure, but Barcelona's visit to Gelsenkirchen, home of Schalke 04, saw two halves of football that went a long way to explaining why. Frank Rijkaard has come in for...
  20. Slipperduke

    If You Can't Beat Them...

    The appointment of Fabio Capello as the new England boss is good news for the long suffering fans, but a sad indictment of the present standard of English football managers. At least when Sven Goran Eriksson was appointed, Roy Hodgson was in contention. This time round there wasn't a single...