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Everything posted by 1867owl

  1. Nah it's not just routine nostalgia with football. It genuinely was so much better in the 90's, without any question whatsoever. There was extreme money in the 90's, but it's gone into overdrive in the last 20 years and it's completely ripped the soul out of the game. Add to that an increase in generic new grounds, the huge hike in ticket prices killing atmospheres, and the fact that wages and big club monopolies mean that players don't stick around and create the legacies like they used to. Football is utterly charmless these days.
  2. So are Sherwood and Pulis full time then? Does that mean everyone that was going mental about black people being drafted in were panicking over nothing?
  3. Yeah I get all that and agree with all of it. The initial post I quoted by you was the ascertion that no one was telling him not to have an opinion, and that he was simply being called out on those opinions and debated. I was simply pointing out that this isn't the case if he's lost his job as a result (if indeed, he did lose his job as a result). Be interesting to see if other prominent covid deniers also lose their jobs.
  4. Last time I engaged with you, you made such a plank out of yourself that you got all upset and embarrassed so you banned me So probably best I don't engage with you because you're just too easy.
  5. It's like saying 'you are perfectly entitled to murder someone, but you'll go to prison for it for the rest of your life'. So, not entitled then.
  6. Yeah, so being sacked means he's NOT entitled to share his views within the constraints of his profession. Like I've said. You're struggling so much with the basics as always, so I'll leave it there with you.
  7. Yeah I know. So once again, he's not entitled to share his opinions as it means he'll get sacked. Like @owlstalk, you're agreeing with me but making out you're disagreeing with me. Bizarre.
  8. Yeah - so I'm completely correct in saying that he isn't allowed to air his opinions then, if indeed Sky sacked him because of them. Glad we cleared that up. Thanks for your input
  9. What on earth are you banging on about? Do you understand what I posted? Was it complicated for you?
  10. A couple of people on this thread have asserted that Sky binned him off because of his views. If that's true, then he isn't allowed an opinion. Or he can, but he'll lose his job as a result.
  11. Pretty much how I remember it too. That season their fans were particularly acting up (I think that was the same season of the play off riots too). I remember leaving the ground to a bunch of nutjobs whacking anyone who might habe been from the North, and then walking round the corner and 200 or so from the local estates who'd been nowhere near the game suddenly rushed round the corner launching bricks and bottles. They built 'cowards way' the next season. Probably the safest ground you could visit nowadays.
  12. I went on one of those Youtube link up sessions where you go from Pat Butchers best bits to Gordon Ramsay putting bread on someones head, and somewhere in between I ended up on a video about football hooliganism. And then I got suckered in to all of them and now I feel obsessed by hooligans. What is the most scared you've ever felt at one particular match/ground? I'm sure it's been done to death before, and I'm most deffo not starting this thread as a means of 'chestbeating' (football hooligans are arguably the most pathetic, while at the same time most fasc
  13. What he said. What a sad, depressing day it'll be when Wednesday play our first game in Sheffield's Ricoh/StMarys/JJB/ReebokStadium, just so we can rebound to and from the Premiership every season. Life's too short. And beautiful gounds like ours are too sparce nowadays. Enjoy it while it lasts.
  14. And re my point on the day tripper fans of Orient and Redbridge - it counts for a lot. West Ham have great relationships with both of those clubs, and there's zero animosity between them. All of our neighbours hate us. The pull would be minimal compared to West Ham. They also have a whole county in Essex, which I reckon is 60/40 West Ham/Spurs, with no other club barely getting a look in.
  15. West Ham are a totally different kettle of fish. Firstly, they're a bigger club with a larger, more loyal support base. Some on here will disagree, but they just are. Secondly, as you pointed out, they're a London club. Thirdly, they get a lot of day tripper 'casual' fans of teams like Leyton Orient and Dagenham n Redbridge. Their catchment area of potential fans, or potential swaying fans is far larger than ours.
  16. No way would we get anything close to 45k fans on a regular basis. At least not after the novelty of the new ground went. We're not nearly as big as we think we are, particularly where our (home) support is concerned.
  17. I despise knee jerk hysteria, and I like Carlos a lot. Despite what many are saying though, the threads calling for his head are completely reasonable. He's had 2 seasons. We look very poor. Without doubt, he should've gone after the Huddersfield game. We simply haven't progressed enough for the money we've spent. I'm not spitting blood in anger over it - I don't really care that much anymore - but he should have gone by now. If anyone GENUINELY believes he could get us automatically promoted this season, they're absolutely mental. Play offs aga
  18. I am 100% anti violence, football or otherwise... But honestly - trying to track the guy down so the club or authorities can punish him retrospectively? It sounds like his actions were completely out of frustration, rightly or, quite obviously wrongly, but not malice. I'm by no means from the school of 'well if you don't like it then don't take your kids' nonsense. But honestly, this seems totally unnecessary to me. Shoot me.
  19. Good one. I've been a member since 2006, so not that new. You reckon what I posted is wrong? Loads of our fans are complete planks. Far more than most clubs, no question.
  20. Our fans are, by and large, total w*nkers. This site is just an extension of that. All fans have an element of deluded kn*bheads, but we genuinely have more than most, no question.
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