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|Warnock Quote Required|
at 07:56 13 May 2020
Philosophy football have said they'll make a Warnock tee-shirt if there's a suitable quote. Ideas?
at 22:06 14 Mar 2020
Did the Pools Panel sit? Did we win?
at 22:35 4 Mar 2020
I have developed a sneaking suspicion that the Save Warren Farm people might have a good point.
I know this won't be popular here, but I imagine there are some folks on LFW who are ecologically informed (Which is not the same as a political conviction, btw).
The club seems to have offered a pond, a grass roof and some bird boxes as mitigation for the proposed development. As I understand it Warren Farm includes endangered habitat (acid grassland) and endangered species, in a part of the world, needless to say, where these kind of areas are in very short supply.
I still suspect that there is room for a really constructive, creative and ecologically sound compromise here, but the measures on offer don't come up to scratch as it stands. There are enough species on that 61 acres to qualify for Local Nature Reserve status; The proposed development includes 555 car parking spaces and a landfill site! London has 1500 football pitches and only 147 LNRs.
I know we need a training ground, but I think the priorities here are f*cked up. QPR could do more, and threaten less. As I say, not going to be a beloved opinion in this forum, but I don't think it hurts to have a look at the other side. Ealing Council didn't even undertake an environmental impact assessment!
I really hope someone comes back and demolishes all my concerns with good reasons, because I'm looking at pictures of Warren Farm and I'm going to take some convincing that developing it won't be a crime tbh.
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at 11:47 28 Dec 2019
A question for the older LFWers: when were the old fashioned balls with laces replaced in professional football? Any ideas?
|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.
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