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  1. What on the roads has annoyed you today?

    Had a slide myself yesterday at the peak of the snow. Turned into a side street in my area and just went sliding on... can't have been doing more than 10mph but went bumping into the kerb. No damage by some grace of god to the front tyre or the bumper. Did get a glare from the old man oncoming in the side street. He was nowhere near me but felt it necessary to give me the death stare as if I'd tried to go round the corner at 40.
  2. Best Away Day

    What a great shout. That game had everything, it was a fantastic experience at the time, even if it was the most heartbroken I'd ever been at the end of it all. From the initial hope to the Chopra opener standing there and thinking it was all over. Then the own goal to level the tie at 2-2. King's header put me in bedlam. I genuinely didn't utter a single word when they scored to level the tie up until the end of penalties. The tension, the hope. Sometimes you have to detach yourself from a game and say "oh wow, that was entertaining" and that's exactly what it was.
  3. Watford (H) post-match thread (2-0 home win)

    Just on the moaning fans theme... has anyone else noticed the trio of grown men in the Kop, dead centre and about half way up, who lose their shit whenever the oppo goalkeeper takes a long time? Particularly the one pointing to his invisible watch. Yesterday I genuinely thought one of them was going to have a burst blood vessel, he was absolutely furious, I mean seriously furious at the fact their keeper was taking a particularly long time. I'd usually find it amusing but we were 1-0 up at the time. The keeper could've stood there like that for the rest of the game for all I care if we're winning. Genuinely could not understand the three of them losing it when we were winning??!??!??! Anyway, they provide entertainment otherwise.
  4. Conspiracy Theory

    Brainwashed by a bit of fancy editing on YouTube. Don't be such an idiot.
  5. Smuts' NFL Thread

    Spent most of the weekend avoiding Twitter and the internet in general so I could enjoy the four games on delay. Aside from the snorefest of Pat-Titans, what a set of matches. Absolutely captivated by them and it's weekends like this I fall a little out of love with soccer and fall in love a but more with football. Knockout football really is the best. Hoping for similar quality this Sunday. Was all confident about the Jags doing the underdog job until Steelers lobbed 42 points past them. Vikings under their own roof would be immense. Famous last words but Foles against the Pats, if he played like he did at the beginning of the Falcons game, ain't gonna be pretty.
  6. Favourite Pre/Post match pub.

    Walk past the Huntsman on the way to every game. Definitely still has the pub element to it, fans spilling onto the new decking for every match. Always did give off that whiff of dodgy, but genuinely no idea if it still is. Feels like whoever owns it now is giving it a real go. Just on the Local Hero. I very very rarely ever go to a pub pre-match, but interested to know why they think a DJ blaring out crap music was/is a good idea? Awful.
  7. Stan's Sports Quiz - Part 3 (The 00s)

    Fvcked over by the first question but I sort of blame myself for not realising in the first place
  8. Stan's Sports Quiz - Part 3 (The 00s)

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 90/100 My Time 79 seconds  
  9. Europa does 7th get a place?

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10800452/boost-for-everton-with-premier-leagues-seventh-place-side-likely-to-make-europa-league That's for last year. Different scenarios etc as they involve us, but yes, 7th does get a place in the right circumstance.
  10. Dunno the official way, but when I log in and I click on "Away Tickets" if you then go to your profile in the top right the drop down should bring home and away priority viewing options... Not sure why I can't find the "proper way" to look cause that method can't be it!
  11. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    To be fair, this league is rubbish. All it will take is a Lambert bounce of 4-5 wins in a row, or a good spell and he'll probably keep them up. Definitely be looking for a new manager in a year's time, though.
  12. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Agreed. I think they only started this after that phone-in competition scandal about 10 years ago? Look at old MOTDs from the 90s etc and it was a call in competition and if the goal you thought was best was picked by the MOTD pundits you won some tickets or something. Now it's part of their #getsocial crap which just makes it a popularity contest unless it's an absolute worldie, meaning people can suspend their pathetic club bias for a few seconds.
  13. Fleetwood Replay Ticket Details Confirmed

    This is exactly what I've done. My seat in SK4 became available (it was actually taken) but I just called up and got the back row of SK3. They cancelled the paper ticket I had and sent me a new print at home one. It's a bit of a faff but really not that much of an issue. You either wait for them to open the stand or be prepared to transfer your tickets in situations like this.
  14. England playing away from Wembley

    Semi-finals are committed to Wembley until at least 2037 to help pay for the new stadium. Well, that's what they decreed back in 2003 anyway, I don't know if it's enshrined in a contract anywhere. With England moving out for a game or two certainly signals a softening and potential for this to change.
  15. What do you typically eat for breakfast?

    Has to be porridge, the perfect all year round breakfast. Jam or Curd, or if I'm feeling really flush some fresh raspberries. Fair to say, however, that there really is no better breakfast than hotel buffet breakfast. Cooked breakfast THEN a bowl of cereal and fruit is a glutton's dream. My childhood memories do include Coco Pops, Nesquick, Golden Nuggets, Strike, Frosties
  16. History Quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 60/100 My Time 76 seconds  
  17. 'Plaudits for our atmosphere' ?! Not any more

    Full of angry old men on the back of individual players after about 10 minutes. It was absolutely terrible but come on, we know now that the crowd only feeds off what happens on the pitch, we're a reactive crowd, not a pro-active one. Also, if you're going to chant "stuck to the F1, you should have stuck to the F1..." at a TV presenter, make sure it's to Jake Humphrey and not Dan Walker, who has never presented F1 on the BBC. Bizarre.
  18. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    I always find Friends like Mrs Brown's Boys: the internet opinion is that it's utter shit, yet the TV ratings seem to suggest otherwise? Maybe both are quietly quite popular, but the silent majority won't admit it over to cacophony of opposition it faces on the internet...
  19. Fleetwood Town (A) pre-match

    The only thing I'm concerned about is making sure we're all on the pitch if Silva scores.
  20. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    This is the issue - have a winter break and you'll find everyone in the Carabao Dubai Warm Weather Training Championships and such ridiculous tournaments alike. Remember the festive season is probably one of Sky's most popular times of year. A captive audience at home and football on many days of the festive season. Get paid by the piper and you dance to their tune. Three weekends are reserved for the FA Cup rounds 3,4 & 5. You could easily do away with the round five weekend, arrange PL matches and postpone if a team is still in. Heck, if the schedule is that bad and the disdain for the FA Cup continues, move the tournament to midweek. (NOTE: Am not a proponent of this idea)
  21. PDC World Darts Championship 2018

    Of course it is, you're absolutely right, I don't actually watch the women's matches myself, but that's half the point isn't it? It NEEDS to develop, it needs to move on from the Gulliver era and the best way to do that is with exposure to younger women. It'll never reach the men's standard as no-one will ever make enough to go pro, but without the BDO giving it a chance it'd be going nowhere.
  22. PDC World Darts Championship 2018

    At least the BDO actually gives women a chance with it's own tournament, too. The PDC gave it one go, rode the Dobromyslova train while it was fashionable and ditched it. How would the women's game develop if only the PDC existed. Spoiler alert: It wouldn't.
  23. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Would it have been a ridiculous foul outside the area too? Don't try and make out like it has to be any worse of a foul inside the area for it to be a penalty. If Bellerin is stupid enough to make that challenge he'll get what he deserves. If that had been against Mahrez we'd have screamed for it.
  24. 'Plaudits for our atmosphere' ?! Not any more

    I'd rather a silent away end than the absolute turkey who sang the Okazaki dog eating chant at Liverpool on Saturday. Not sure what was more surprising, the fact Okazaki eating dogs seems to have returned after 2 and a half years, or the fact people were actually JOINING IN.
  25. I'm Old Enough To Remember...

    I was a porky fooker when I was at school. I peaked at 16 stone aged 17, and I distinctly remember I was 10 stone aged 10 at one point. I now weigh just over 9/5 stone and am the right size with the build and frame I have My problem was a mixture of my parents feeding me the same as they ate (inc portions), unregulated access to food in the house and just a lack of education on their part, really (not that I blame them, they didn't sneak into the garden with Penguin bars and throw the empty wrapper in the pond to hide the evidence , and my older sister was skinneh) I'd play football at school, break, after school, at home. Badminton on a Tuesday. Probably not as much exercise as older folk cause I had my Playstation and TV to enjoy. I was still probably the exception to the rule though, and that was in the late 90's/early 00's, though I rarely got poked fun at for my size at school. I always assumed my parent's lack of knowledge/education on food & portions was generational, yet parents seem to have gotten worse as the years drag on...