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  1. Since there is no Chelski thread

    Don't understand the significance of this. Are for example, Beckham & Ronaldo not Utd heroes?
  2. The Cricket Thread

    In celebration of the fact that a new season is under way & that it may now be possible to take to the field in only four jumpers, here is my world's best XI informed as it is by several decades of spectating. Possibly some hint of bias from much of that spectating being at Hampshire's pretty, old Northlands Road ground. 1. Barry Richards. Best batsman I've ever seen. 2. Gordon Greenidge. Barry's opening partner at Hampshire. Not sure who may ever have hit a ball harder. 3. Viv Richards. Second best bat I've seen. 4. Brian Lara. Could just as well have been Tendulkar but I want a lefty in my top order. 5. Steve Waugh (capt). The winningest cricketer you could hope to see - but any of that "mental disintegration" bollocks & he can fuck right off & Mike Proctor gets the gig. 6. Ian Botham. Hero. 7. Adam Gilchrist (keeper). 520 for 5, mid afternoon on day two. Gilchrist waks out to join Ian Botham. A good time to get a drink because the bars will be empty. 8. Shane Warne. The top spinner ever. See also Steve Waugh - any gobby shite & in comes Bishen Bedi (but he bats no higher than eleven). 9. Richard Hadlee. As good as Dennis Lillee with the ball, very, very much better with the bat. 10. Malcolm Marshall. The ultimate quickie. He could do it all & do it all day even in a meaningless County game with nothing at stake. 11. Michael Holding. A thrilling sight of his long run & Mikey also gets to give the end of play report with his glorious voice. Five day tests only. No-one's is going to want only twenty overs from these guys.
  3. Since there is no Chelski thread

    Good for him. Statistically, he has a zero chance of breaking into the first team so if CFC want to loan him out to the Eredivision in the hope that his market value appreciates, the bastards can pay through the nose for it. Anything that helps to kick this shitty business model into touch gets my vote. Five youth FA Cups in seven years? What is the fucking point?
  4. The OFFICIAL 2016 Masters Thread

    Much as Rory has admitted to enjoying waking up with enjoyment to the English cricket team suffering in Australia, my Saturday night has been made marvelously pleasurable by his wilting again under the pressure of the Masters. Go Jordan.
  5. Love this

    Don't know if this has previously been highlighted but I've only found it today. Warning: Full on guitar wankery.
  6. idiots

    Has this thread been Gus's master plan to take tea post show with the Boss? While urging every one to hush up & stand still, has Gus been looning it up every show. Gus, are you the man in the checked shirt?
  7. The 2015/16 FC Barcelona and La Liga Thread: "Glory Days"

    I should also add that Messi is without a doubt the third best footballer I have ever seen after Pele & Cruyf which is pretty illustrious company in my book.
  8. The 2015/16 FC Barcelona and La Liga Thread: "Glory Days"

    Apologies Leo, I was digging a bit but regardless, Messi does not have anything close to 38 battles every season. As regards the FA Cup it breaks my heart when any side puts out their reserves in a competition that used to mean the world just few short years ago.
  9. Since there is no Chelski thread

    I so hate this business model of the Blues. Recruit the best young talent possible. Win everything possible at youth level. Then loan the poor bastards out to various Euro teams & eventually sell them for £250000. It doesn't make sense economically or football wise. I can only assume that there's a whole host of tossers making a good living from Roman's entirely legitimate & ethically sourced fortune.
  10. The 2015/16 FC Barcelona and La Liga Thread: "Glory Days"

    Not entirely sure that a tough a game versus Athletico negates the earlier post that six tough games in La Liga is easier than thirty eight in the Premiership?
  11. Since there is no Chelski thread

    I'm thinking we could do with another couple of all round nice guy Brazilian/Spanish centre forwards. They're always popular.
  12. What's the holy grail live song?

    Even if I heard it yesterday & the day before & the day before that, it's Racing for me.
  13. Since there is no Chelski thread

    For some reason I'd assumed he was a centre back, although never having heard of him before today he could have been the new doctor for all I knew. Chelsea has been my team for more years than I care to think about but if I was a young player's advisor, I'd tell them that just about any club on planet earth would be a better option for his career.
  14. Since there is no Chelski thread

    So then MSL watchers? Matt Miazga, linked with Chelsea. What are your impressions of him? Sounds like a good young prospect & a tenth of the price of John Stones.
  15. Only four concerts in 35 years for me so this is a tough one. Racing (which will hopefully in many years time be my funeral song). NYC Serenade Lost in the flood However, being a cup half full sort of fellow, I have seen GOTJ with full on Morello guitar wankery so Bruce, you owe me nothing.