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ChapSmurf

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  1. Yeah well done DC for your calamitous fwck up in not providing the correct paperwork in a timely manner, ultimately resulting in relegation and the ignominy of only being able to sign free agents and loanees in the third tier. Tune in next week as we praise singer-songwriter Charles Manson, who was just "misunderstood". FFS!
  2. If a club did a full clear out, then who would be left to recruit new players and staff?
  3. Bloody hell. If he can get Norwich promoted to the Scottish PL, then this guy can perform miracles. Sign him up!
  4. They've had Diaby training with them for since December, and it looks like he will be signing for them now his ban has finished.
  5. Thanks for the link @westy365owl Can someone tell me the score please? I'm not sure what time the game kicked off.
  6. The problem is that what you are suggesting works when you have finances to scout and buy the players who will fit the bill and are big enough a club to attract the sort of managers and staff that can continue within the framework of the club ethos. We on the other hand and scraping around for freebies, and can only attract mainly out of work managers. I do 100% agree with what you have said though.
  7. You're missing the point. We can't sign players for a fee, which is what I've been saying for months.
  8. I was using the term "embargo" losely. I did explain that at the time I commented and went on to mentioned we couldn't pay fees.
  9. And there were people shouting me down only a few months ago for suggesting we were still under an embargo.
  10. I travelled today from Hemel Hempstead (was with partners family for New Year) and it was the first game I've been to in 3 months, due to being in Portugal over that period. It was good to get to a game after all that time to catch up with friends and family. Before I even looked at the possesion stats, I knew we had dominated. But we dominated without doing anything at all. Lateral passing, wingers coming inside after receiving the ball, no cultured passing or thought throughout the entire game. It was poor, and that is being kind. The highlight of the game was me ribbing a copper for carrying two bags labelled "Chicken" and asking if he was moonlighting for Uber Eats whilst on duty. Fair play to him, he took the cuffs off eventually and the pepper spray wears off after 20 minutes Joking aside he said he had to on his wages, and sadly I doubt he was joking. Shrewsbury aren't a good team. Nor are they clever or particularly creative. We struggled to break them down and no amount of excuses will gloss over what was a very poor performance. The entire team - and I include managers and coaches in that - need to buck up their ideas and fast.
  11. Jet washing must be a problem for footballers. You can hardly taxi one down to your local hand car-wash.
  12. I'll be taking my 2 year old to a Christmas party at Barroca in Pr. da Luz. I was taking him regardless but as the game is off it will just stop me checking my phone after 3pm.
  13. A perfect explanation of NFT's. I can take a while to get your head around the concept, but this sums it up nicely. A 12 year old artist from the US recently made over $4M selling NFT's of her artwork. To be fair, she has a talent. A 12 year old in the UK, who made Weird Whales sold almost £300K of NFT's, so it can be big business. Barcelona, Lazio, Porto, Santos, Arsenal and Man City, to name but a few, have all released their own digital collectible NFT's, and this can generate huge profits for the clubs involved.
  14. My other half was absolutely adamant that our son should have my surname and not hers. Of course, when he was born he had to have her name as it is obvious who the mother is. But once it came to registering him, he got my surname. I do agree though; they put in a sh!t ton of effort to bring them up. I work from home so I'm generally around and can and do help out as much as possible, but if it wasn't for my partner, I wouldn't be able to work at all. I honestly don't know how she does it. I did suggest a double-barreled name, but neither of us were too keen. Ndumbu-Nsungu-Murphy sounds wrong anyway!
  15. I'd say so, and you're welcome. It's maybe just the way I put it across yesterday that was confusing.
  16. I didn't say you had said, or were saying, it's okay. I was just asking the question to which you have clarified your position. To be fair to you, it's what I thought you would say. I've never suggested anyone gets banned though either. That's a line that is coming from the club - in a round about way. It's against the law to go on to the pitch, and whilst none of our fans did anything wrong, the fact they were there is technically illegal. Would I ban them? No, but I think the club have to make the statement they have. Would I have banned the fans who went on the pitch against Wycombe? See my last comment. Like you, my overriding advice is to stay off the pitch. My comments yesterday were based on an absolute extreme that has, in the past, happened at football grounds including our own. It's not what I would want any of our fans to be involved in. Yesterdays pitch invasion was well mannered but nonetheless, a stupid thing to do. It could incite trouble with the opposite supporters and lead to either fines and/or reduced allocation. That was the gist of what I was saying.
  17. No, not at all. In fact the opposite. 99.99% of fans are decent and well behaved. They may like a bit of banter - I certainly do - but even with a few pints of stupid juice inside won't over step the mark. I'm not, and wasn't, suggesting any of our fans who went on the pitch would strike a player. My point was that if you don't go on the pitch in the first place, it won't happen at all. Look at that moron from L**ds who ran on at Hillsborough and smacked Kirkland. A Birmingham fan did the same to Enckelman and Grealish got a clout too. I just don't condone running on to the pitch during a game, that's all.
  18. That's hardly what I was saying, was it? Are you saying it is acceptable to run on to the pitch?
  19. It takes just one moron to go one step further and think (or is it fink) "I'll smack an opposition player"....a man who is just going out to work, supporting his family like everyone else does, just in a very emotive industry. We've all seen these morons. They are at every club. This is why fans should not go on the pitch. Footballers are just doing a job, and most of them for a different company to the one we like. Fortunately that didn't happen today - and may never have happened. But it just takes one moron. Which club will make their mark first? Stay off the pitch and it will never happen.
  20. Can't we get the Dutch to annex Hull like Russia have with Crimea? Maybe we could pop over t'Dam and leave the deeds in a cafe and then just plead ignorance. "Hull? Nah, mate. Nothing to do with us. It's own by Dutchland. They've got the deeds and everyfink!" I genuinely believe it is the kindest thing to do.
  21. 1 year, plus 1 year extension from our side, I think I read somewhere.
  22. Sorry mate, I didn't mean it to have that impact and thank you for your kind words. Yes it's a sad story, but it has ended up being more than I could have expected (my son) and a lot of that is down to me seeking the support and help I needed. But also accepting that I needed that support and help, because I wasn't indestructible nor immune to mental health issues due to the circumstances.
  23. 6 years ago to the day I lost my wife of 39 hours to a very aggressive cancer (we got married in Weston Park 2 days before she died). Diagnosed stage 4, and 4 months later gone. Aged 49. The first thing I did the very next day was to arrange bereavement counselling. It was honestly one of the best decisions I could have made. Did I want to do it? fizz no, but I had to. I knew once I'd made the decision and arranged it that there was no turning back. I cried rivers. My world was upside down, inside out and my head was spinning like a washing machine. But that meeting made me think, made me realise.....I'm not alone. People understand, and care. And can help. So reach out if you are in need. It's okay to feel like you are doing. Don't be ashamed. You will get through it. In 12 days time, my first child will be two years old. That's how these stories can end if you seek the support you need.
  24. United World Group. FML. Hahaha HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. World Group That's so funny. I've nearly wet myself.
  25. If I bet on a horse in a two horse race, it would come 3rd
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