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Red-Robbo

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  1. Red-Robbo

    @julieh

    It's generally accepted, but technically illegal. You could get done for it, although I suspect we've all done it. I think that bit needs to go.
  2. Exactly my feeling. I dislike football's London/North-West powerbase. The more South-West league clubs the better. (With one exception )
  3. Red-Robbo

    @julieh

    Reasonable, but you'd have to thoroughly revamp the list of football offences, as some are ridiculous. Even officer Julie - speaking in a personal not professional capacity - has acknowledged that the offence of trespassing on a pitch is too all-encompassing and needs to be refined to only punish those intent on disrupting the match.
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    MLS fans

    It's just a different culture, and when you hear those chants you hear the influence of American Football and Basketall teams' chants. They are all like that. My US team is Portland Timbers, although sadly they've never been playing when I've been over there. That's the problem with a short season. Attendances continue to edge up though. Atlanta FC averaged 53,000 last season! You're getting native Yanks as well as Latinos and European expats at games these days. One surprising thing is when you read about crowd trouble in North American "soccer". Toronto-Ottawa and New York-New Jersey derbies have been particularly "tasty" apparently.
  5. Great shop. I once witnessed Roger talk knowledgeably to an older customer about the Scandinavian jazz scene, before answering a series of queries from some younger herberts about death metal bands. The bloke knew everything about music.
  6. It was Rod's "pink windmill" that probably scared him into immobility!
  7. True story. A *cough* acquaintance of a friend once burgled Hull's house in Rochester. He didn't know it was the at-then-peak-fame celebrity's dwelling, he just thought it was some random big house. Anyway, suddenly Rod appeared at the top of the staircase, wearing nowt but an open dressing gown. The intruder was so stunned at seeing him that he just stood still and the Emu-less entertainer hacked down the stairs and gave him a right leathering. Despite being quite old and emaciated-looking apparently Rod was as strong as ****. Nowt to do with Bristol Rovers that story, but it's a good anecdote!
  8. Bit dirtier than HMHB. Nigel Blackwell mainly deals in humorous whimsy and pathos.
  9. Sad I wasn't there, but in the end I decided to watch Half Man Half Biscuit in Exeter instead, so not all bad. Possibly the only group to include a reference to Gerry Gow in one of their songs* * This One's For Now .
  10. Nope, I deliberately chose frustrating. We can see the potential, we can see what's holding it back, Lee apparently can't. I was bored rigid by the tappa-tappa-lose possession football under O'Driscoll. I'm not at current games.
  11. I don't find City,dull and painful to watch and yes there have been some highly entertaining games. Probably the overriding emotion though has been frustration. Our overly cautious coach doesn't play to strengths or allow us to take advantage when we have the upper hand.We usually seem like a side firing on three cylinders, never quite "letting go" and running amok.
  12. Aye, inland a bit I think. Never been, though I've been to Hull and back...
  13. North Ferriby United who played in the National League in the season before last and won the FA Trophy in 2015 were wound-up last week and have totally ceased to exist. I'm not even too sure where North Ferriby is, but it's always sad to hear of things like this happening.
  14. Although I find my job interesting, I cannot say it represents the best part of the day: That's spent with the family or friends or alone with the gorgeous Mrs R I suppose that's similar to what LN is saying. Work is a means for those of us not born into great wealth to gain the freedom that money brings. It's not an end in itself for most of us. And while we can enjoy a knockabout game, once football becomes your entire income it becomes work and various demands and restrictions and unenjoyable things come with that. I thought LN was a pretty average player TBH, but this piece shows he's quite a thoughtful guy. He didn't "hate football" - he speaks of being a passionate Derby fan - but he did hate aspects of the life of a professional footballer and decided to move away from it when he could.
  15. Marinovic had a dreadful debut, but he wasn't to blame for Ipswich's goal and I suppose the most you can say is he made the defence nervous, which gave Ipswich confidence. His presence doesn't explain why we barely had a meaningful attack in the second half.
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