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Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
Turtleneck
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Turtleneck Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:02 AM Quote
mili wrote:
Got back from Rome today, luggage took the next flight. Saw Fran and Eledh, it was awesome! My first ever Fran/Travis gig, and it was worth travelling to Italy for (Italy is worth travelling for most of the time, anyways). Now I'm tired and happy, which won't last too long, work tomorrow…


The tired won't last. The happy will. :o)
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
deebee
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deebee Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 7:37 AM Quote
Mili, good to hear you enjoyed Rome.
Megg, Kristy, you are discovering the joys of Britain. I'm sure everything will fall into place before too long - keep hunting.
Lindsay, I can't remember the last time I slept 12 hours in a row. It was definately before 1999 in my prechildren phase.
We had friends for dinner last night ( last minute decision) suddenly the house was full of people laughing and kids playing. I love these moments. Went to bed late though and 6 hours later I'm already up cleaning, humpf!
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 12:56 PM Quote
Out for a walk, as I've joined the RAF this morning... Rough As Fuck. Sun is shining, though still cold on a beautiful spring morn in Dublin.


Dubz
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 1:39 PM Quote
Hasn't rained in about 3 days, guess who got caught in the only shower !!


Dubz
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
minnmess
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minnmess Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 7:41 PM Quote
I watched like 10 whole minutes of the Arsenal/Birmingham City game. Yay me! Im fitting right in! I had no idea what was going on or who anyone was, but I watched it.
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
monkey
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monkey Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 8:03 PM Quote
minnmess wrote:
I watched like 10 whole minutes of the Arsenal/Birmingham City game. Yay me! Im fitting right in! I had no idea what was going on or who anyone was, but I watched it.


It was a decent game and Birminghams' second goal was comical.
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 8:12 PM Quote
minnmess wrote:
I watched like 10 whole minutes of the Arsenal/Birmingham City game. Yay me! Im fitting right in! I had no idea what was going on or who anyone was, but I watched it.


There are loads of London teams to pick from, which area of London are you in ??

Off the top of my head...

Arsenal - prob the most successful, managed by Frenchman Arsene Venger (a favourite of Absy) good Spanish and French connection with various players over the years.

Chelsea - Seen as buying their recent success due to Russian billionaire Abramovich buying them a few years back, they can pretty much afford any player in the world. Also seen as "Facist" with links to Combat 18, had a serious "firm" back in the 80's.

Tottenham - For some reason these guys have a strong Jewish connection, doing very well this season, seem to be up and coming at the moment...

Millwall - Lower league team, Absolute nutters, constantly getting into trouble because of their "fans" behaviour. Rivals of...

West Ham - In relegation battle at the moment. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles is their song.

Fulham/Crystal Palace/Queens Park Rangers/Charlton/Leyton Orient/AFC Wimbledon - Don't know much about sorry.


Dubz

eta:If any footie fans out there would like to add to or ammend the above list be my guest.
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
minnmess
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minnmess Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 8:42 PM Quote
I'm in the Lewisham area, but thats only temporary. I was going to cheer for Tottenham because I think Crouch is hilariously tall.
I dont really understand the various cups. There seem to be 1093403 different championships which I cant get a grasp of.
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
monkey
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monkey Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 8:46 PM Quote
just Don't pick Ch£lsea, wee rat face Cole plays for them. Cashl£y Cole the toss pot shot someone the other!.

'Chelsea have declined to comment on claims that Ashley Cole accidentally shot a work placement student at the club's training ground.

The News of the World said that Cole did not know the .22 air rifle was loaded when he fired at 21-year-old Tom Cowan. It was reported that the sports sciences student, who is on a one-year work placement at Chelsea, was hit in the side by a lead pellet at the club's training ground in Cobham.

Chelsea's medical staff reportedly treated the bleeding wound and Cowan did not require hospital treatment.

"We never comment on internal matters," Chelsea said in response to the report.'
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
minnmess
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minnmess Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 8:59 PM Quote
I read about the shooting. Why the eff would someone bring a gun to football practice?
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
monkey
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monkey Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 9:04 PM Quote
minnmess wrote:
I read about the shooting. Why the eff would someone bring a gun to football practice?


Because their big ego puts them above the law. Every other day you can read about a footballer speeding,taking drugs,assault and rape. It's really not uncommon to read about football players and rape
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
monkey
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monkey Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 9:04 PM Quote
damn you error1
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 9:16 PM Quote
monkey wrote:
minnmess wrote:
I read about the shooting. Why the eff would someone bring a gun to football practice?


Because their big ego puts them above the law. Every other day you can read about a footballer speeding,taking drugs,assault and rape. It's really not uncommon to read about football players and rape


It's what happens when you give people, who IMO, are still basically kids great wads of cash and laud them as the next messiah for basically kicking a ball.

btw I seen Ferguson on the Sky Sports saying that the altrication between Wayne Rooney and James McCarthy was just "horseplay" and heat of the moment, "The media of course will blow it out of proportion as they always do with Wayne". Sorry, Ferguson Ye fucking wankbag, Wayne Rooney should be criminally charged with assault for that, it wasn't even "on the ball". He tried to elbow someone while running past them, the odious little cunt.

Incident in question


Dubz
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
monkey
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monkey Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 9:25 PM Quote
Scottish Dubliner wrote:
monkey wrote:
minnmess wrote:
I read about the shooting. Why the eff would someone bring a gun to football practice?


Because their big ego puts them above the law. Every other day you can read about a footballer speeding,taking drugs,assault and rape. It's really not uncommon to read about football players and rape


It's what happens when you give people, who IMO, are still basically kids great wads of cash and laud them as the next messiah for basically kicking a ball.


completely agree. They get told at a VERY young age they're special and they just get carried away with it.

Can Shrek pick up a ban since the reff gave a foul?. I have no idea how the official can see that and not send him off.

If Rooney has to hit someone then i'm glad it was James McCarthy. He should have struck him considerably harder.
 
Re: Today's News of YOU (part 2)
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Sun 27 Feb, 2011 9:47 PM Quote
minnmess wrote:
I'm in the Lewisham area, but thats only temporary. I was going to cheer for Tottenham because I think Crouch is hilariously tall.
I dont really understand the various cups. There seem to be 1093403 different championships which I cant get a grasp of.


Lewisham is quite famous...

Notable Residents

Among those who were born in the London Borough of Lewisham, or have lived within the borders of the borough are
Danny Baker (broadcaster) lived in Deptford
Ginger Baker (Drummer of Cream) Born and raised in Lewisham
Rosa May Billinghurst (suffragette) lived in Lewisham
Kate Bush (musician) lived in Brockley and Lewisham
James Callaghan (politician) lived in Blackheath
Sir James Clark Ross (explorer) lived in Blackheath
Jim Connell (socialist) lived in Crofton Park and Honor Oak
Ernest Dowson (poet) lived in Catford and Lee
Gabrielle (musician) lived in Brockley and Honor Oak
W. G. Grace (cricketer) lived in Sydenham
Malcolm Hardee (comedian) lived in Blackheath and Lewisham
Frank Harper (Actor) Grew up in the borough and attended Malory School in Downham
George Julian Harney (chartist) lived in Deptford
Will Hay (comedy actor) lived in Crofton Park
Sir Isaac Hayward (politician) lived in Deptford
Keely Hazell (Page 3 Girl & model) born in Lewisham
Jimi Hendrix (American Rock Legend) Lived in Hither Green in late 1966
Frederick John Horniman (collector) lived in Forest Hill
Leslie Howard (British actor) lived in Forest Hill
Glenda Jackson (politician) lived in Blackheath
David Jones (poet) lived in Brockley
Elsa Lanchester (Anglo-American actress) born in Lewisham
Jude Law (actor) lived in Lewisham
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (designer) lived in Blackheath
Marie Lloyd (entertainer) lived in Lewisham and New Cross
Eleanor Marx (politician) lived in Sydenham
Spike Milligan (comedian) lived in Catford, Crofton Park and Honor Oak
Laila Morse (Actress & Sister of Gary Oldman) Lives in New Cross
Edith Nesbit (writer) lived in Blackheath, Grove Park and Lewisham
Gary Oldman (actor) was born in New Cross and grew up in Deptford
P Money (Grime Artist) Born and raised in Lewisham
William Page, historian and general editor of the Victoria County History, lived in Lewisham from 1875 until he emigrated to Queensland in 1881
Mica Paris (musician) lived in Lewisham
Gladys Powers (centenarian) was born in Lewisham
Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, lived in Deptford
Luke Pritchard (musician) was born in Lewisham
Louise Redknapp (TV Presenter & wife of footballer Jamie Redknapp) was born in Lewisham
Ignatius Sancho (writer and campaigner) lived in Blackheath
Dame Cicely Saunders (Founder of Hospice movement) lived in Sydenham
Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer, lived in Sydenham
Timothy Spall (actor) lives in Forest Hill
Jason Statham (actor) lived in Sydenham
Doris Stokes (medium) lived in Lewisham
E. W. Swanton (writer) lived in Forest Hill
David Sylvian (musician) lived in Lewisham
Archbishop Desmond Tutu lived on Brownhill Road Catford
Terry Waite (humanitarian) lived in Blackheath
Max Wall (comedian) lived in Lee
Barnes Wallis (engineer) lived in New Cross
Ian Wright (footballer) lived in Lewisham and Brockley
Shaun Wright-Phillips (Footballer & son of Ian Wright) Grew up in Brockley
Bill Wyman (musician) lived in Sydenham
Maxwell Confait, Colin Lattimore, Ronal Leighton and Ahmet Salih lived in Catford
Alex James (Bass Player-Blur) went to university in New Cross, Goldsmiths.
Sid Vicious (musician) was born in Lewisham

In football (don't make the mistake of calling it Soccer) there are basically 5 competitions you should know about.

Premiership (The League Title) - played for over a season between all teams (20) in the Premier League, each team plays each other twice, once home and once away. You get three points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins if level on points it comes down to goal difference. The bottom 3 teams are relegated to the Championship.

The FA (Football Association) Cup - Basically every single team in England (and Wales) competes for this, the bigger teams don't enter the competition until later rounds. It's basically a draw to see who plays who over one match, if you're drawn first you get home advantage. If the game is drawn it will result in a replay at the opposite ground which will be decided that match, Extra time and penalties will be used if needed. This is generally thought of as a great traditional competition, if a non league side knocks a premier league side out then tough, that's it. there have been great "upsets" over the years when this happens but it is generally considered to be the "Magic of the FA Cup"

The League Cup - All the teams that play in the English Leagues compete for this much the same as the FA Cup without the non-league sides, Not seen as important as the FA Cup.

If you do well enough in a previous season by terms of League placing or Cup Finalists you enter European Competitions which are contested by all the countries in Europe.

The Champions League which used to be the European Cup is generally regarded as the biggest trophy in European football, It's a huge honour to win this. It's contested by league stages with the top two in each group reaching the knock out stages, The knock out stages take place over two legs, Home & Away until the final which will be held in a stadium decided at the start of the competition.

The Europa League is structured along much the same lines as the Champions League, but is seen as the inferior competition, depending on the stage/where you finish in The Champions League you can gain entry to stages of this competition.

These are only brief outlines but hope they help.

and I agree "Peter Crouch looks a cross between a flamingo and a terminally ill school boy" (Frankie Boyle)


Dubz
 
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