Author Topic: A random thread for sport things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 43212 times)

Wowbagger

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On Saturday my brother in law and nephew, who hold season tickets for a certain Manchester-based club, went to watch the home match against Swansea. They got their money's worth, for a given value of money's worth, as it turned out to be the longest match in the history of the premiership. Otherwise, apparently, it was pretty dire. City won 1-0.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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I was puzzled. I can hear the git-noises of football fans on the way to a match, but the BBC seemed not to have any reference to Saarfend playing at home this evening.

Then, problem solved. It would appear to be a home match in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against our esteemed friends from down the road, Leyton Orient. I had never heard of the the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy but it appears to be "open to the 48 teams from Leagues 1 and 2 of The Football League".

I shall wait until the match has started before delivering Phyllis's shopping.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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The git-noises are heading back to the station and a police siren has just hurtled past.

It would appear that Saarfend drew 2-2 on the night and won 3 - 2 on aggregate.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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What is a "Capital One Cup" anyway?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Kim

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Porn video starring Boris Johnson, for people with a very specific fetish.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

clarion

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Suddenly, I feel very very :sick:
Getting there...

Pingu

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Me too also  :sick: :sick:

Wowbagger

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Porn video starring Boris Johnson, for people with a very specific fetish.

 ;D ;D ;D
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Porn video starring Boris Johnson, for people with a very specific fetish.
Kim, where the hell did you get that imagination from?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Porn video starring Boris Johnson, for people with a very specific fetish.
I've only just realised quite how evil you are, Kim.  :demon:

By coincidence, today I saw a teenager in a "Boris" hoodie (royal blue with a white silhouette of the distinctive hair and face, and the name Boris underneath). Two doses of Boris in one day is too much!
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Kim

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I've been here since 2009, and only *now* you realise I'm evil?   ::-)


Boris hoodies:

http://www.chargrilled.co.uk/t-shirts/Boris-Johnson-t-shirt.h

also http://www.cafepress.co.uk/+boris-johnson+sweatshirts-hoodies
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

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It was one of the "chargrilled" design. You need to work a bit harder on the evil front to stand out, there's tough competition on here!
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

clarion

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Porn video starring Boris Johnson, for people with a very specific fetish.
Kim, where the hell did you get that imagination from?

And please return it, carefully disinfecting after removal.
Getting there...

Kim

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You need to work a bit harder on the evil front to stand out, there's tough competition on here!

True evil doesn't want to stand out...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

You can't put your foot up in Europe...

CAMRAMan

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You can't put your foot up in Europe...
Think on when you're up against Ghent*, my lad...

*or a well-known team in white...
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Mr Larrington

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Bugger, beaten to it.
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Cudzoziemiec

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A football match programme has 64 pages. At least, it does at AFC Wimbledon. I'd never have guessed it was anywhere near that long.

And there are genuine Banskys in Mexico, at a few rural football grounds, which he painted when he went out there in the early ~90s-ish with an amateur team from Bristol.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Porn video starring Boris Johnson, for people with a very specific fetish.

Snuff porn

I'm sure there would be a market
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Wowbagger

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/apr/11/matt-le-tissier-guernsey

If they pay my fares and accommodation for a week, I'll come on as a substitute for 30 minutes or so.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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There are git noises coming from outside. This makes me think that the fupbol season has started and the Saarfend Untied are about to play a home match.

Edit: the opponents are Plymouth Argyll, whom I believe were supported by the late Michael Foot. Why does a team from the Devon/Cornish border adopt a name that makes it sound as though it comes from the Scottish highlands?
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The club's website states:

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The motion to form a club was carried and the matter of the club name was discussed from which two suggestions came to the fore, ‘Pickwick’ and ‘Argyle’. Thankfully, those present, almost unanimously, decided the new club to be the ‘Argyle Football Club’ as the name was of “local application” whereas the other, coming from a Charles Dickens novel, was not.

By “local application”, this must mean Argyle Terrace, which was local to the prospective members. Though none are known to have lived in Argyle Terrace, attending was Charles Phillips, who was elected to the committee and became Argyle secretary for 1887-88, and he lived across the road at 7, Stafford Terrace. Another prominent Argyle Football member C. C. Boolds, whose residence had been used for a pre-Argyle formation meeting, had a Devonport born Uncle who, in the 1881 Census, lived in Argyle Street, Tynemouth, Northumberland. A lesser-known Argyle F.C. member in 1886 was a J. Reed who, a much later letter printed in the Western Morning News in 1937 claimed, was the originator of the name. This could be correct because at the time a builder named John Reed was living close by in Kirkby Place (1887) and Restormel Terrace (1889). Perhaps he built Argyle Terrace? Within six years of formation, nobody could remember the origin of the Argyle name because it was just plucked out of the air and chosen because it was suitably up-market for the club members social standing, as was middle-class Argyle Terrace; there was no deep reason. What is unusual today is that Plymouth Argyle held onto their original local amateur club name whilst most of today’s big town clubs have not. The fascination in the name is because of the geographically diverse juxtaposition of the two words ‘Plymouth’ and ‘Argyle’ and it seems to demand a specific explanation such as the ‘Argyll Regiment’ connection. From 1886 to 1903 when the name was just ‘Argyle’, there was no juxtaposition demanding explanation.

But seeing you don't like fupball, you probably don't care  ;)

MrsC lived in Plymouth during part of her childhood so has a bit of an interest...
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Cudzoziemiec

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It was during a match with Argyle that Bristol Rovers fans first started singing Good Night, Irene, (changing Irene to Argyle for the occasion) which has stuck as their fan song.
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Salvatore

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Plymouth Argyle 1900-1901

The two in civvies at either end of the back row are my avatar's nephews.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Clare

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Edit: the opponents are Plymouth Argyll, whom I believe were supported by the late Michael Foot.

He wasn't just a supporter he was registered as a player on his 90th birthday.