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  1. 3 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

    It seems unlikely that it was recorded on multitrack unfortunately.

    It would make a great DVD/BR. A beautiful summer's day in a parkland setting packed to the rafters (or whatever parks have instead of rafters). A good strong setlist with Steve guesting on the encores. It'll never happen sadly :(

    Perfect description of a perfect day!

  2. 12 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

    The possibility of a Born in the U.S.A. World Tour version of "Racing in the Street" getting released from the Archive Series feels very very real right now, more than ever. So we've gotta do what Bruce advised us to do at the end of "The Promised Land" on December 29th, 1980:

    "You gotta believe!"

    Believe in 6/8/84. 

    Leeds 1985 would be perfect! First concert. First (and last) Racing. Also first and last Cadillac Ranch & Ramrod. Not that I'm counting / bitter

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  3. 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!


  4. 13 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

    Out of curiosity I looked to see what I could get at Leeds for the lowest price. Row C of the third tier in the second Block from the edge was better than I expected. Had I wanted to go I would have been content with that seat.

    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

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  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.


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  6. On 2/2/2020 at 6:56 PM, Born To Walk said:


    Just when you think you have seen all, VAR manages to find a new way to cause controversy.

    This latest incident happened in a second division game in Spain between Fuenlabrada and Girona.

    After a high challenge on an opponent, Fuenlabrada's Cristobal Marquez was shown a straight red card.

    The midfielder left the pitch and headed down to the tunnel to the dressing room.

    So far, so normal, right?

    The referee then went to look at the foul on the pitchside monitor and, after checking several angles, decided to reverse his decision and Cristobal was called from the dressing room.

    As he made his way on to the pitch, he was shown a yellow card rather than the red.

    This is when things get REALLY bizarre.

    Before play could resume, Cristobal got into an angry confrontation with Girona's Alex Granell.

    Both players were subsequently booked and, with this being Cristobal's second yellow card, he was once again sent off and disappeared down the tunnel for a second time.

    In all its glory


  7. 1 hour ago, Born To Walk said:

    I can only think that it was interpreted by the officials as being the same passage of play in which he "scored".

    That interpretation is certainly open to debate.

    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. 11 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

    To be fair, the Shrewsbury "goalscorer" was well offside in the build up.


    "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. On 1/28/2020 at 7:19 PM, Jimmy James said:

    I agree with the sending off on this play. And since no one on this team didn't really complain, I guess it's all good. 

    But was wondering, the referee didn't show the player the first yellow card. So could the player and or club have a bitch with the second yellow? Again I say that because from all the football I've watched the referee goes out of their way to show the play the yellow, even if he's injured on the ground, waits until he gets to his feet and shows him the card. Just wondering?  

    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!

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