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  1. I'm not sure about booing/whistling/jeering Suarez, but not for sentimental reasons. Mainly because he fucking loves it; he gets off on that sort of treatment. Inject it into his veins, as he'd say, if he were on Twitter. He's a natural fighter, and a fighter only gets more scrappy when the odds are against him. That sort of treatment will work with someone like Sterling, but for Suarez it'll act as an adrenaline rush. Let the players rile him; we should treat him as an irrelevance. That angers fighters more than anything.

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  2. Hi all,


    I’ve posted this type of thing on the forum before, and you’ve always been a massive help.  I’m hoping the same will happen this time.


    I’m hosting a Family Fortunes quiz for an upcoming get-together, and hoping to source all the responses myself (“We asked 100 people to name...” etc).  Yes, I'm being that guy.  


    With that in mind, if anyone's got a quick couple of minutes to answer the questions below – or know of any family member who's also got a couple of minutes - that'd be ace.  


    And while I appreciate the temptation to give funny responses – I’d be exactly the same – please try and keep it semi-serious and give the first answer that comes to mind for each one (and if that happens to be a funny answer, so be it!).


    Many thanks in advance to anyone who answers these.  I do appreciate it, and I look forward to reading the responses.




    1)      Name a recreational activity traditionally done in hot weather

    2)      Name something people are often chased by in movies

    3)      Name something people buy to show they’re successful

    4)      Name something you would hate to find under your bed

    5)      Name something you wouldn’t want to happen while giving a speech

    6)      Name a nocturnal animal

    7)      Name something you might eat with a hamburger

    8)      Name a liquid in your kitchen that you hope no-one accidentally drinks

    9)      Name a type of gun that doesn’t shoot bullets

    10)  Name a place where people have to use coins

  3. Dave, you forgot to finish a simile - obviously something you were coming back to - about Man Utd being as much a threat to City as you are to...


    I feel like this needs to be completed for me to get my membership money's worth. I'm very keen to find out what the punchline is.


    Obviously, it needs to be fucking good if it's going to get anywhere near that line about Firmino fingering his bird from last week. I'm still laughing at that one now.

  4. Alien 9/10. My missus shits it every time the channels get flicked through and I stumble upon it, she knows its getting watched. Theres a handful of films I'm like a kid with that I can watch umpteen times. Alien is one of them.

    I once read somewhere that the mark of a truly great film is that you can be flicking through the channels and, no matter what part you come into it, you'll finish watching right through to the end.


    This is very true.

  5. Let us know what your players picked.

    PS What's with the name change?

    Will do.


    Actually, if yourself or anyone else wants to use the results for their own game, just let me know and I'll share when I've collected them.


    As for the name change, this has always been me. Not sure who you thought I was before.

  6. Hey GF,


    I'm hosting a quiz night in which one of the contests on the agenda is Family Fortunes.


    I've done it before, and it always ends up being a good laugh. One of the things I try and do is source the 100-person survey myself, and in the past the GF has been an invaluable outlet for reaching that mark.


    So, if you have a spare minute, would as many people as possible be able to give answers to the 12 categories below?


    You don't have to give it too much thought - in fact, it's probably more true if you don't - just put down the first thing that comes into your head. But can I ask, without being a massive killjoy, that you try and keep it serious. I appreciate comedy answers more than anyone, but it doesn't really help me in compiling genuine responses.


    So without further ado, please can you:


    1) Name a fairytale

    2) Name a famous movie monster

    3) Name something that rises

    4) Name something slippery

    5) Name something you put into a salad

    6) Name something that you close your eyes to do

    7) Name something that moves very slowly

    8) Name something that makes you grumpy

    9) Name a weapon used in ancient times

    10) Name someone who wears white clothing

    11) Name a place people ask you to 'be quiet'

    12) Name something people make into a ball


    Cheers in advance for any responses; they're all greatly appreciated.



  7. One thing which riles me. I mean really fucking riles me. Is the way everyone tip-toes around him. Watching SSN this morning nearly made me sick.


    Fit Slag with ace tits presenting the broadcast :




    Sir Alex? Fuck off tidy slut. This isn't MUFC. His name is fucking Ferguson.




    Pussy prick interviewer straight after the match : (First question this - nothing about the score!)




    What the actual fuck?! Are you fucking joking you soft cunt? Ask the alcoholic wanker if he feels a 2-2 draw is a fair reflection, like you would every other fucking manager.









    Rant over


    I was listening to FiveLive a few months back, right at the end of the Jan transfer window, and Mark Chapman - who's usually excellent, I think - was personally interviewing managers following their midweek game that evening.


    Each time, after asking each manager about their game that evening, he'd finish the interview with something like:


    "So then Chris/Brian/Alan/Andre, any last-minute dealings in the transfer window?"


    To which they'd squirm, give a non-commital response and then sign-off the interview. But the tone in which he asked the question was firm and decisive. He was asking the question whether they liked it or not.


    And then came to Ferguson's interview, and the way he asked the question just spoke volumes:


    "And sorry Sir Alex, I have to ask this, but any signings before the deadline closes?"


    It was apologetic, deferential, and in that small snapshot you got an insight into just how terrified all these broadcasters/journalists are of him.


    It's actually pretty pathetic.

  8. Martin Samuel hates us. Absolutely loathes Liverpool. There's a snide dig in nearly every article he writes (and this isn't even mentioning the Suarez-Terry fat-fuck-flip-flop he performed over that issue). Whether it's sticking up for Lampard and thus denigrating Gerrard in the process, making sure we get first mention in articles describing loutish fan behaviour (as of an article this week), or offering up outrageously arrogant 'apologies' when Spirit of Shankly pulled him up on something he wrote, you can just sense the disdain dripping from his articles (as well as lard and various leftover pieces of cheese).


    The only thing that makes me smile when it comes to Martin Samuel and Liverpool, is thinking how he must have felt in 2006 when Gerrard's bullet sent the FA Cup Final into extra-time, costing his beloved West Ham a chance of glory. I bet he almost exploded.

  9. Kids Play Centres. Everytime I take my little girl to play, I actively engage with her by going on the slides, climb the frames and generally ensure she's safe or not causing any mischief. Always, always there are little kids on their lonesome crying out for attention and if you give them any they will follow you like the plague. Now Its not the kids fault that their parents would rather sit gossiping or reading a paper with a brew than pay their child any attention. You then have the paid child minders who bring their herd of work (3 or more kids) and let them run riot whilst they play on their phones, these lazy bitches get paid about 40 per child and sit on their arses doing fuck all, If I was one of the childs parents and realised how little these bitches did I would fuck them off pronto.


    Couldn't have said it better myself. I follow my kid around too, basically for the same reason you've just said: to make sure he doesn't do anything he's not supposed to. So after every time my kid goes for a toy or a slide another child's playing with - and I warn him that's not really his - he then looks at me and wonders why no-one's telling off the child who's then stealing toys and slides off him. Because it's not my child, I don't want to say anything. But to see the look my kid gives me when this happens, it breaks my fucking heart. And the parents/carers/life-givers are absolutely nowhere to be seen. One of these days if it happens again I'm probably gonna go postal and end up pile-driving one of the fuckers. All because the parents see playcentres as some sort of communal babysitting service. I honestly don't believe some people deserve to be parents.

  10. She's becomes a prostitute and comes to buy fags from the fat fella who watches Marlo's stash in season 4 too.


    That's Richard Price's daughter (he's a novellist who also wrote a few episodes, and also appeared in Season 2 as the guy running DeAngelo's book sessions).


    Something else I've noticed whilst going through the 5 series. How Rawls' career progresses nearly every season.


    1 - he's working as a Major in Homicide

    2 - he's become Colonel

    3 - Deputy Ops by the time the season begins

    4 - Deputy Ops, but making a play for Commissioner

    5 - he's Acting Commissioner for a time, then State Superindendent by the time the series ends.


    Rawls - "As ruthless a fuck as there is in the department"

  11. Loads of rumours from Meltzer that a lot of midcarders are still pissed and may be planning something that the WWE aren't aware of.


    How he knows yet the WWE don't, I do not know but he is reliable.


    Or, this is a great work.


    Without knowing anything about the rumours, I would say 'work'.


    Still, part of me hopes - for the sake of the business - it's true. WWE needs a massive kick up the arse right now.


    Until they change the way 'Creative' works though, it won't happen. It's been a slippery slope ever since Stephanie McMahon was put in charge.

  12. "You take the piss out of Jolson again, and I will remove your iPod from its tiny nano sheath and push it up your cock! And then I'll plug some speakers up your arse and put it on shuffle with my fucking fist! And every time I hear something that I don't like, which will be every time that something comes on, I will skip to the next track by crushing YOUR balls!"


    This was absolute fucking genius.

  13. Is it right the series wasn't going to feature the president originally, just his staff? But Sheen was too good to be a bit-part?


    When Sorkin first conceived of it, it was going to focus on the President's staff - with Josh and Sam the main characters (who, speaking of which, were originally cast the other way round. Can you imagine?). At this point, the audience were always just going to miss seeing the President, or only catch the back of his head. But it was decided - rightly, in my opinion - that this would be too hokey.


    So they looked around for a President, and I believe, funnily enough, that Alan Alda was one of those considered, until they cast Martin Sheen. The plan at this point was that the President would only feature in 20% of the episodes. Not sure whether this means of each episode, or just 20% of the series (as Stockard Channing does as First Lady). But then, as you allude to, Sheen just came in and blew the roof off the White House, and they knew - probably from his opening line ("I am the Lord our God...") - that he just had to be in the main cast.


    On a related note, I'm almost certain that CCH Pounder - Claudette in The Shield - was originally cast as CJ. Until Alison Janney auditioned and they changed their minds.

  14. You can tell how bog average Hansen has become, because you could Quantum Leap into his life and nobody would have a fucking clue.



    "Lionel Messi is a phenomenal player".


    "Two banks of four".


    Job done, give me my wages.


    There was a comment back in the first game of the tournament, which alerted me to just how cliched and lazy Hansen has become.


    Dixon was trying to make a valid tactical analysis of how Poland had allowed 10-man Greece to get back into a game in which they should have been dead and buried. It was an interesting point, the type of which you don't often see on, well, any coverage in this country.


    Then Hansen butted in with the platitudes, "Goals, sendings off, drama, great game. What more could you want?"


    How about some fucking analysis - you know - the type which people like us are actually paying for.


    It really hits home just how shite and monotonous the supposed 'analysis' is of English football when you watch pundits in other sports, such as tennis. Former players giving proper tactical analysis, offering an insight into both the physical and psychological trappings of the game. Football coverage in this country reflects its national side. Banal, unimaginative tabloid pish.

  15. 'The West Wing' was an odd one in that it actually went against the zeitgeist towards the end of Sorkin's run. The first two seasons were extraordinary television, quite light and positive in tone, but then 9/11 hit and no-one wanted to watch a show about a president with MS and quite localised issues. If you go back and watch the 3rd series - during which the attacks take place - you can actually see the change in tone take place. The jovial music of the pilot is gone, and the issues are much more serious and global. It was still a great show mind, but nowhere near on the level of Sorkin's first two series.


    Then it fell off a cliff when he left at the end of Series 4. 5 was an abomination and, though it rebounded somewhat in Series 6 and 7 - mainly due to the infusion of the new election candidate characters - it still fucked up a lot of the characters Sorkin had spent 4 seasons carefully crafting.

  16. his speech about team work is fucking boss, think its in the 9/11 special


    one of my faves if not my fave


    It's not the 9/11 special (which was unusually awful by the way), but it was fucking ace.


    I also agree with Stu about them messing up his character the last two seasons. He's not the only one either; a lot of older characters got thrown off-kilter by the way they were written in Seasons 6 and 7.