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Harry's rumoured to be going in the Jungle
at 11:31 20 Oct 2018

Frankly, anything that forces minor celebrities and has-beens to eat kangaroo bollocks and frog's anal gland juice in exchange for the last vestiges of their dignity, whilst we look on impassively and down-vote them into televisual purgatory sounds like exactly the kind of show Harry 'Oooh Me Fackin' Knees' Redknapp should be on. Not that I would give a fcuk.

Sorry - I'm dangerously sober.
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Ipswich Match Thread
at 10:41 20 Oct 2018

Despite our (deserved) reputation for handing out favours to struggling clubs, I think we might get something out of this one.
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What martial arts do your kids do did you do as a child?
at 12:12 19 Oct 2018

I know I am usually flippant about these things but I have been considering this for quite a while. Mini Dorse and Tantor are very different characters: Mini Dorse tends to need a lot of reassurance and needs confidence; Tantor, frankly, could have a blast at an insurance conference. I really thought hard about Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Boxing etc but, in the end, went for Gymnastics.

I found that Mini Dorse really benefited from going to Gymnastics on a confidence level - plus the little sod is completely ripped. He is very proud of his six pack: Tantor, somewhat uncharitably*, says that 'Daddy has a one pack'. She, benefits from gym with body image: Tantor is absolutely massive. When she walks into Assembly with her class, it's like Godzilla towering over downtown Tokyo residents, running screaming from her mighty tread. Some of her friends have been pretty mean about her size - fat, she ain't but that doesn't stop people telling her she is. Gym has been great for her core strength, flexibility and her body confidence. She might be a monster, but she is now poised and, dare I say it, graceful.

As they get older, I'd like to see both of them get into something that will mean they can handle themselves with confidence and exercise decent judgement. I would like to see both try something like Boxing but the missus doesn't want them to go down that route. I can understand her point - Mini Dorse is a fairly gentle soul, he likes competition but doesn't like it when his mates lose! Tantor would thrive in any situation but she hasn't got a competitive bone in her body: she would have made friends with her opponent before they'd finished touching gloves.

So, I guess my point is that the confidence and physical aspects of combat and self-defence classes can also be gained in other pursuits. I think you are all correct when you explain that the character of the student and the teacher makes a huge difference. The best defence is good judgement and, as parents, we play a big part in that too.

Really interesting thoughts and comments from all concerned.


* Accurately but still hurtful
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I knew money was tight ATM...
at 11:50 19 Oct 2018

'Real Salty Pond FC announces the recruitification of defensive end Needa Manure. He joins Chet Gundercrust (nose tackle) and Huck Bench-Press Jr (running back) in the defensive special team for the road trip to the Ocelot Spungoes in the Conference West Central League Regular Season Round XVI'.
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Dead People Reanimated Disco
at 16:20 18 Oct 2018



Awesome. Fcuking love Primus.
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How long each and every QPR player has left on their contract
at 10:11 18 Oct 2018

Hardly A Surprise:
Nahki Wells - June 2019 (end of loan spell)
Tomer Hemed - June 2019 (end of loan spell)
Geoff Cameron - June 2019 (end of loan spell)
Angel Rangel - January 2019 (end of loan)

To Do List:
Idrissa Sylla - meh
Jake Bidwell - divides opinion but he's pretty solid. I'd look to keep him.
Joel Lynch - mostly meh, but may actually have a re-sale value.
Grant Hall - on his day, outstanding. A fairly big injury risk. On balance, I'd extend.
Pawel Wszolek - option for a further year (I'd keep him on but I doubt he'd stay!)
Alex Baptiste - Useful but not getting any younger. No re-sale value.
Jordan Cousins - has he ever played in his natural position?
Paul Smyth - AAARRRGH! Get him signed up!
Niko Hamalainen - worth a punt
Olamide Shodipo - see above
Charlie Owens - yup

Biggest questions for me revolve around the centre back positions. We may lose Baptiste, Lynch and Hall this summer. However, can the club afford to bring in 3 new players? This season, we had to borrow Cameron and Rangel and only brought in Leistner. And that was after we'd made some sort of profit on Smithies. McLaren doesn't seem to want to take a punt on a lower-league (but affordable) player: I think we may see all three contracts renewed.
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Who'd be a ref? He's one of our own...
at 09:54 18 Oct 2018

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Proud to be a Ranger
at 09:47 18 Oct 2018

And yet the Save Warren Farm lot still portray the club, erroneously, as the incarnation of evil.

Except Les, who, you know, might be.
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Privatisation Doesn’t Work (Non QPR)
at 12:22 13 Oct 2018

I have never understood the rationale behind taking a revenue generating, publicly-owned service and out-sourcing it. Power, water, mail, healthcare, gas, rail, buses, education etc - have they actually improved as a result? Or are we all just being told that competition / consumer choice equates to a better service?
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What martial arts do your kids do did you do as a child?
at 10:01 13 Oct 2018

I remember a Grand Master explaining about how life was like a jungle sometimes. It made us wonder how he kept from going under.
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Eze England Call
at 09:54 13 Oct 2018

Only once in the flesh and he was simply awesome. I always regretted not getting down to HQ more during that promotion season. I like to think that in some alternate reality, he played out of his skin for us in the Premiership before being sold to Real for £80m instead of Bale.
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Eze England Call
at 16:51 12 Oct 2018

His peak weight?
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Eze England Call
at 16:06 12 Oct 2018

Just noticed that WLS report that '...playing as a winger, Eze laid on the opening goal for Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah.'

Playing as a winger? Bugger, we'll never get McLaren to play him at number 10 now.
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Eze England Call
at 10:23 12 Oct 2018

That's a good point - it happens in other walks of life too. For example, if a girl is assertive she is called 'Bossy'. When was the last time you heard of a boy being called that?

On the Eze thing, I believe he has the talent and ability to become what Adel was to the Warnock side. What I am less convinced about is whether any manager would have the chops to play like that. It's that whole 'next 3 games' approach: if, say, McLaren tried it and we lost 2 games on the spin, you can bet the next game we'd be back to 442 with two holding midfielders. That isn't so much a dig at McLaren as an acknowledgement that he is unlikely to be allowed to experiment too much in the prevailing managerial environment.
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Strictly come dancing - QPR link!
at 13:22 11 Oct 2018

Thanks for that Baz - I had completely misunderstood the term.

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What martial arts do your kids do did you do as a child?
at 08:13 11 Oct 2018

I was a sprinter.
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Smith leaves the Bees for Villa
at 08:12 11 Oct 2018

John Terry is now officially confirmed as a Number 2? Well, I can't say I'm surprised.
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Strictly come dancing - QPR link!
at 15:32 10 Oct 2018

I'm quite looking forward to the next episode to see whether their introduction happens to the stony silence, apart from the sound of someone opening a boiled sweet and someone coughing on the back row.

'Well, Seann, a Strictly first there! Not only did you perform a triple somersault with pike and nail the dismount in that energetic middle eight section, you did it to the biggest round of indifference we've ever seen. And I see the Costumes Department have out done themselves again, making you perform a Charleston wearing a hessian sack whilst Katya seems to have had her head shaven and a red 'A' attached to hers. So, let's hear what our judges have to say... Shirley? Stop sobbing... and Craig, will you please put down the knife or I'll have to call security again'.
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Strictly come dancing - QPR link!
at 15:18 10 Oct 2018

He probably doesn't want to see headlines like: 'Strictly Star In Two-In-A-Bed Sex Romp With His Wife!'
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Strictly come dancing - QPR link!
at 09:46 8 Oct 2018

Dear Sir

I see the 'Curse Of Strictly' claims another victim. I blame the costumes department: all the bright colours and sequins is over-stimulating. If they had to dance with photocopied numbers safety-pinned to their tail-coated backs, none of this would happen. The judges should also act as chaperones, rigidly policing a specific maintained minimum distance between couples with offenders being disqualified instantly. Bromide-infused Ovaltine should be prescribed for all male contestants whilst females should be eschew revealing garments in favour of 'Harvest Festival' underwear, in which 'all is safely gathered in'.

They should bring back National Service. And Opal Fruits.

Yours

Outraged of Shaftesbury.
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