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|Casual leather caps|
at 13:30 10 Jan 2020
Anyone else getting this ad? Or does it just reflect my special browsing history?
|Best players who never made it|
at 19:42 20 Nov 2019
Leaving aside our own, who are the best players you’ve seen, who you raved about to your mates afterwards, whose careers either failed to take off or who vanished without a trace?
I’ll start with Dean Connolly. I was at a loose end one bank holiday in the early 90s, and made my annual trip to Griffin Park. Brentford crushed Wigan 4-0. The visitors were pretty hopeless except for Connolly, who was fantastic on the ball and incredibly quick to find a pass to a team mate, who quickly lost the ball. At one point, he took the ball with his back to goal about 30 yards out, lost three defenders with a turn and a trick and smashed the ball against the bar. And was then taken off.
At the time he was on loan from Barnsley in the next league up, which didn’t surprise me given his air of superiority and an obvious lack of conditioning. Google tells me he was originally a Celtic junior but was picked up by Arsenal in his teens. Barnsley let him go soon after and I never heard of him again. I can’t forget how talented he looked. I wonder what happened.
|Back to your roots|
at 22:53 18 Jul 2019
My 56-year-old brother has a new job, teaching Year 4 maths at our old Junior school - Malorees in Brondesbury Park. Has anyone else’s life turned full circle?
|Calling all commentators...|
at 15:20 1 Jul 2019
Here come Madagascar!
5 Razakanantenaina Substituted for Randrianarisoaat 73'minutes
6 Ilaimaharitra Booked at 80mins
15 Amada Substituted for Ravelosonat 86'minutes
9 Andriatsima Substituted for Grosat 62'minutes
at 19:03 16 Mar 2019
They’re performing miracles at the back. Andre Marriner will probably get them in the end though.
at 03:39 5 Mar 2019
This might well be a Spackman given the date, but I only just noticed it. Good to see another former Chelsea player keeping up the club’s traditions by being a bellend but Liberia hoped for better. His predecessor’s son apparently helped himself to $100m of new notes as a director of the National Bank so George has a hard act to follow.
at 18:13 20 Feb 2019
In the mood. 120 off 114. Still 9 overs to go. About 6 balls out of the ground so far.
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|The Spider Network - Tom Hayes and Libor|
at 16:29 4 Feb 2019
I know some people on here know him. David Enrich (!) has told his story very well, lots of access to him and his wife, who sounds like a saint. QPR references every 10 pages or so. Not sure how lucky his socks were for him.
|If you think it gets heated on here...|
at 18:35 25 Jan 2019
...try this from what we used to consider the civilised end of SW6.
There’s a poster called ck who claims to be Craig Kline, the former friend of the son of Shahid Khan, and onetime transfer analyst. Courageous whistleblower or drooling troll, he coming out with some extraordinary allegations and making lots of new friends along the way.
at 08:48 15 Jan 2019
We're forever hearing how polls reveal that the people want/demand/fear x/y/z. I've got to 54 without ever being asked to contribute to one of these divinations of the will of the people. Has anyone else ever got involved?
|It was 20 years ago today...|
at 22:10 21 Nov 2018
...Rangers lost 2-1 at home to Sheffield United. I know because Mrs Sheen was giving birth to twins in Queen Charlotte’s. I was able to hold them up to the floodlights. Seemed to have had the required effect.
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