thomam

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  1. Great thread... In no particular order (and taking the "most influential on my life" rather than "favourite by the artist" approach) Thunder Road Human - The Music Supper's Ready - Genesis Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers Out of the Darkness - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Steel River - Chris Rea Finish What We Started - Headway Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós Misplaced Childhood - Marillion Solitaire - Andy WIlliams And that's missing out about another 20 that got written down, then replaced!
  2. Legend and gentleman. RIP
  3. Cheapest of the few seats left for Glasgow on the pre-sale last night was £130 - and that was up in the gods. Still took it! Unless you wanted the front-row VIP dining experience at £750. I'd be expecting sautéed Squonk sweetbreads for that sort of money
  4. So this popped up on my Spotify "Daily Mix". Long, long time since I listened to it. God, it's good.
  5. I was talking to a chap outside the last Little Steven show in Glasgow who was a local independent music journalist and had been in the "inner sanctum" at the previous Hampden show. His "inside take" was that the setlist is all chosen in advance and the signs are "picked" to match the setlist. Bearing in mind Bruce can pick 20+ signs, it's not that hard to manufacture - especially when you think that a fair few sign requests are for staples rather than rarities. Also didn't he guy from the crew who used to take and tweet the centremic pics (Lef Carroll I think) once hint that the pics were used to give Bruce some ideas or to let him see where a particular sign might be found? Having said all that, I'm sure the odd wild-card is tossed in every now and then.
  6. Undoubtedly the greatest own goal of all time
  7. I can only assume so too, but it's about 15 years since "each pass is a separate phase of play" became the norm!
  8. "It is not an offence to be in an offside position" - Laws of the Game. He wasn't actively involved in play or interfering with an opponent and it was two phases before he scored. IMHO, it was the worst VAR decision of all those I've seen. I've watched it half a dozen times and literally can't see ant situation where someone was offside and should have been penalised!
  9. See the standard LiVARpool protocol is still working....
  10. My son, who I have educated well to be both a Springsteen and Killers fan, keeps telling me how good "Wonderful Wonderful" is. Sadly I have to reply "Bollocks, Bollocks"
  11. So far: Tom Jones Aug 8th, Edinburgh Steve Hackett Nov 8th, Edinburgh
  12. Nope, you don't need to stop play to issue a card, especially when there is an advantage - although you're advised to if things are getting heated or if you're planning to issue a red, in case the player makes some significant intervention in the game. That was excellent application of the advantage law - clearly signalled, checking back to make sure there were no "afters", speaking to the number 5 as he charged past and then making it clear there were 2 separate yellows for 2 separate incidents. Textbook!
  13. Now have an odd wordplay mashup going on in my head... Bitter E-Street Symphony
  14. Such sad news to wake up to. The Professor will always be the greatest as far as I am concerned. RIP.