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|Giving a coating, getting a coating, coated!|
at 15:53 21 Oct 2019
I first came across this phrase meaning to have a go or tear a strip off someone, or give them a piece of your mind on this beloved forum of ours some years ago, and proceeded to get a bit of a coating when I asked about the phrase: "where did you grow up?" etc etc.
Now, admittedly I grew up in Aylesbury, where we never used the word coating like this, and, with other lads whose dads were from London, used to come to matches via Marylebone, but even when I lived in West London for a few years, years later, I never heard of anyone getting a coating.
Recently I've had the odd drink with a bloke who grew up in Shepherd's Bush and went to school just near HQ, he's in his 60s and had no idea what it meant.
Here's the interesting bit, and I hope you'll forgive the preamble: it seems it's Midland's slang! So here was the mystery: how did to get a coating end up being known by some at least as West London dialect? A friend of mine from Hounslow reckons it might be the canals, a connection from West London to the Midlands by waterway and shovel, I suppose. It could equally be that very Metropolitan Line that I used to come to Loftus Road by when I was a kid.
Any other theories? I love the phrase and would love to know what it meant originally.
Anyway, turns out we're Brummies in disguise!
|Just Back.... in the West|
at 00:21 3 Oct 2019
Well, we thrashed them...... 73 - 27.....
There are points for that aren't there?
|John Eustace Interview|
at 14:08 4 Apr 2019
He looked and sounded like someone who'd been told to go and sit outside the headmaster's office. His fear was palpable. It might just be the media stuff he doesn't like, but if he transmits that terror to the players on Saturday, Norwich are going to put 10 past us. Reluctant as I am to indulge in 10 Cent psychology, he kept shaking his head when he was making positive statements........... as in "We prepare properly for every game" *Shaking head as he speaks*.........
|Portsmouth doing well this season|
at 18:23 13 Oct 2018
It'd be pretty amazing if they get promoted with their financial and ownership structure.
I can just see the club that has p*ssed half a billion up the wall ending up in 16th next season, one place lower than the club owned by its fans and with a self-denying no debt rule.
at 19:06 29 Sep 2018
But then I cheated somewhat by living in the wrong direction.
I could have got up and walked out early, and I have never ever done that, ever!
That's all really. Liberty is a nice stadium. Locals are friendly. The weather was nice.
It's not the losing. It's the manner of it. It's not the seasons of struggling in the lower half of the Championship, it's the way we do it. We don't look like a team. My boy said to me that he doesn't care about any of the players in the squad.......
We had a nice day out.
|Abertawe yfory? |
at 09:06 28 Sep 2018
Anyone from LFW going to be in Swansea tomorrow? Where are you going to be and what are you going to be doing?
I'm taking my boys and will be in town from quite early on. Very happy to meet up with any of the LFW crowd, even if only a hello and a handshake at The Liberty.
I have never seen us win at The Liberty....... can't say I'm overly confident for tomorrow either. After Steve's Tuesday selection and result, I'm thinking that anything less than a bold Rs performance is going to get him roundly slated.
|Dare I mention it?|
at 12:50 21 Sep 2018
Well, yes, obviously. No QPR manager has won the Championship Manager of the Month since 2010, but, should we win tomorrow, and even get just a point at Swansea, then surely there'll be a good shout for Steve to get September MoM.
Huge ifs I know. Just a thought.
|One Serious Question|
at 23:36 21 Aug 2018
Set aside NW's brief and glorious reign.
Are we the most basket case club in English league football?
Some clubs have had bad spells, been down to the third tier; gone bust; even folded and come back as an AFC, but honestly we seem to be singled out for peculiar torture.
The only club I can think of that might have had it worse in recent years is Blackpool, but actually we've been nearly 25 years on the slide, and each new dawn turns to sh*t before our eyes.
Other clubs recover, they get over it. I know there's a plan in place, but gawd, if QPR were a f*cking horse they'd have shot it by now.
|Message to me from a WBA fan.........of sorts|
at 23:13 20 Aug 2018
I'm a West Brom fan. Paul, you are a QPR fan. I've just seen yesterday's score (yeah, that's how much of a 'fan' I am). So here's a golden opportunity that most 'fans' would jump at. But Paul, I want to show solidarity with you instead. West Brom will never win the premiership, and neither will QPR. Back when I started watching football (1969, the Hawthorns, WBA 1, Nottingham Forest 1), anyone could win the league. If West Brom or Nottingham Forest had won the league, people would have said 'ooh look, West Brom / Forest have won the league'. If it happened now, people would say 'wtf - that's not supposed to happen. They're not one of the 6 clubs that are allowed to win the league, as they have one squillionth the amount of money that the big six have'. And that's what wins the league today (Leicester was an anomaly that I predict will never happen again)............
|Offy Dead! |
at 23:11 20 Aug 2018
I don't want to panic anyone but the offy site is down........... don't know why I even went there.......... if it's been subject to cyber attack then the jokes on the hacker as I can't imagine traffic has been heavy!
at 17:01 24 Feb 2018
Erm, weather's nice for the time of year....... got any plans for tonight?....... how's the rugby going? Any good films coming out? The new Star Trek Discovery on Netflix is pretty good....
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