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Alan Shearer’s Heading the ball Doc
at 09:24 13 Nov 2017

What’s all that about then?
As a child you were told to meet the ball square on the forehead but as anyone who played football knows, that’s not as easy as it looked when it’s flying at you. A remember meeting a few goal kicks and the pins and needle sensation you’d get in your hands and the ball impacted you on the head, not nice. Doing that for a living, is it any wonder some retired players are suffering from brain related illness later in life?

You’d like to think that with the new technology in footballs that their not as heavy was the players of the 60s and 70s played with so it may not be so bad for modern footballers when they get older, only time will tell I guess. It's still got to be a concern none the less, it’s a awful way to end up for the individual and their families but football will be changed forever if heading came out of the game, so what can be the answer?

Stopping kids heading the ball until they're at least 14 may help but can you imagine the game in 10 to 15 years time when that basic skill has been eradicated?
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Premier League Best Moment's on Sky.
at 23:09 24 Oct 2017

QPR's demolition job on United's title natrually gets runner up spot.
Anyone seen this yet? Reason I ask, now I'm no Doctor but I couldn't help but notice in the talking head commentaries, Ray Wilkins looks quite ill. Hope it's just the lighting.
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Boer Off
at 12:09 11 Sep 2017

Sacked after 4 matches. Ridic.
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Anyone Watch The State on Chan 4?
at 00:25 30 Aug 2017

Just caught up with it on catch up. Not sure what to think of it really. Interesting to a degree but not quite as good a watch as the traler looked.

Pretty grusome in a few scenes, controversial no doubt. Does try to make the viewer feel sympathy for these tw@ts that travel out there and later realise it's all just unhinged brutality and in comparison the UK isnt the evil land of the kafir afterall.
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Big Ben
at 13:44 14 Aug 2017

Off line for 4 years from next week. Well I never.

What will they all do on NYE without those famous chimes?
Which Iron Maiden album had an illustration of it set in the future with a digital face?

I remember going on a school trip up town once on a coach, God knows where, London Zoo or one of the museums no doubt, and driving past Parliament, one of the teachers would point out the famous land marks. Always sticks in my mind that at the time Big Ben was covered in scaffolding. Just been reading the BBC piece and it reckoned the last major refurbishment (which was when that was) was between 1983-85. Crazy it was that long ago.



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Lionesses at Euro's
at 09:50 20 Jul 2017

Not a bad start to a tournament was it?

Jodie Taylor hatrick, Scotland were awful but some decent goals.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40662983
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Characters
at 14:35 1 Jun 2017

See Marc Bircham's interview yesterday about the recruitment this summer and that the type of players they are looking for and that rather then having talent, the players they're looking for have to be "characters" and "personality being massive".

I'm starting to worry, really I am. I get the whole dressing room thing and that but the way QPR were so well short of talent and quality last season I'm not sure a tight dressing room will completely cut the mustard for next season. "We're going down but at least we're all having a good laugh about it".
I'd rather have some boring professionals who let their football do the talking then a team of Jimmy Bullards.

I dunno, I might be being paranoid but I get this horrible feeling that this whole setup is going to blow up in our faces and forever tarnish some good names.




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Europa League Final
at 19:23 24 May 2017

Is free on to watch on Youtube apparently. I didn't know that til just now.

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Hand Of Rod
at 23:40 14 May 2017

Just seen Crouchey's goal against Arsenal. Cheeky blighter.


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Bad foul or great tackle (muck & nettles)?
at 14:21 30 Apr 2017


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On the Train Home
at 19:07 14 Apr 2017

QPR were crap but the Cider was amazing. Didn't get my pint of Black Rat though cos the pub I was frequenting prior to kick off, sold out.

Now having a Stowford.

Lots of balls to Matt Smith and lots of poor defending again. Bristol City much the better side. Holloway looked like he was en route to a wedding.

Sheff Weds on Monday, bet they cant wait for 3 easy ones.
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Zlatan's Elbow
at 11:16 7 Mar 2017

Just caught up with MOTD - Nasty bastard, surely has got to be more then a 3 match ban for that?

Tyrone Mings was also reckless but there is a question of uncertainty over if he meant to tread on Ibrahimovic's head in passing, my guess is yes he did on the back of Ibrahimovic's sly heel stamp seconds before.

The elbow on Mings though is unforgivable, right on the eye socket with 100% intent. The test - I think North mentioned once in a similar debate over a Helguson elbow, is the hand clenched in a fist? Ibrahimovic's hands is for sure as he swings the arm back.

I'd give Mings a 3 game ban and Ibrahimovic a 6 gamer for his retribution. I can't stand Man United though so probably bias and I think that will completely de-rail their top 4 ambitions.
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Man United
at 17:09 26 Feb 2017

They're proper w@ankers aren't they?

As far as football ethics go, if there was any justice in the world, Southampton would win this trophy. Good vs Evil.

Haranguing the ref now trying to influence a red card when 2 up. Scum


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Don't Forget Your Voucher - Pie & a Pint
at 14:18 27 Jan 2017

For only three sheets! I'm expecting them to be completely sold out by 2:15pm in SA Road tomorrow having forgot to put more on.

Got me thinking, best pie I ever had? My Nan's Lamb & mint pies from the 1980s, all about the gravy. As cook for Wimbledon fire station back in the day, boy she could make an excellent pie - God rest her soul. Naturally cold hands (before she died), ideal for pastry making I was told.

At a match - I had a memorable Scouse pie at Everton once. Not bad at all.

Anyone else have a memorable pie?








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Dylan Fans
at 22:18 20 Jan 2017

Urban Myths on Sky Arts. Episode 1. Well worth a watch, I thought it was superb.
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Andy Caroll's Goal
at 23:28 14 Jan 2017



Pretty bloody impressive. He'll be out for 3 months in the morning...
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Do I Not Like That
at 13:46 12 Jan 2017

Graham Taylor RIP.

Good club manager no matter what happened with England.
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