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    World Cup Sweepstake.

    My shirt arrived today... The back was supposed to read Alireza to be consistent with the actual shirt, not his surname. Still...something original to wear on match day if we signed him.
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    James Maddison

    You mean everything topples over and we get relegated?
  3. Ealing was a bit of a musos retreat during the eighties. Steve Lillywhite and Kirsty McCall had a house near Ealing Broadway Station which I stayed in one weekend. Wandering around it was like "Through the Keyhole". Lis Frazer's voice stirred something in my loins. Adorable. Wait, you spent a train journey with Brix? As I teen, her and Viv Albertine were my only crushes... ...oh and Elizabeth Frazer.
  4. Correct, he rode for a satellite Honda team sponsored by Shell. The old 500cc two strokes were vicious beats which were tough to tame. Coming in from a production series (British Superbikes) to thoroughbred prototype racing was much like attempting F1 after several seasons in British Touring Cars. The season was ended prematurely as much for his own safety. Nice guy Stalker - and the 2000 BSB showdown with Neil Hodgson is fondly remembered as one of the most memorable in the entire sport of motorcycle racing. Bells palsy was another blow to his career, but he has been around for a long time and as a popular rider is well liked within the sport. Last I heard he'd switched to sidecar racing.
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    The Crinkly Music Quiz No. 2

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 70/100 My Time 88 seconds  
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    Mahrez to Man City shock

    How did that turn out last February?
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    Xherdan Shaqiri

    In support of your argument - I concede he would have had more if they hadn't had Diouf up front. He's also injury prone and was in and out towards the end of the 16-17 and the 17-18 campaigns. He was however available for their run in but performances are erratic. Perhaps also worth a reminder that in addition to speaking out against his club and team mates he has stated he wants Champions League Football, and wishes to sign for a top six team. To be honest his future probably lies abroad. He certainly wouldn't be part if our long term plans, but if he does sign, I can at least laugh at the and inevitable FT scapegoating in the post match thread meltdowns. This would not be a good addition to the squad imo - but then there's a sprawling thread from the other summer on the reasons to sign Christian Benteke. Shaqiri? I think he'll go abroad...his expectations are too high.
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    Xherdan Shaqiri

    I disagree.
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    Xherdan Shaqiri

    The recruitment last summer was hugely disappointing and yes, it's very possible that he was mislead in terms of the ambition of the club. Nonetheless, his application and commitment very quickly became as erratic as his form. A player that can drift in and out of games and seems to regard his talent as licence to either go missing or not match the effort of some of his team mates. Much like the criticism of Mahrez only without the level of ability. He can turn a game for sure with a few seconds of brilliance, but not as frequently as Riyad. Such an attitude can be corrosive and on occasions, contagious. We don't want him here. The Liverpool suggestions are hilarious given the gegenpress. He is the very antithesis of Klopp-ball.
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    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Yeah he did, in 2015 - and since then he's developed an attitude and sense of entitlement. Talk to any of their supporters. He announced he wanted to leave last summer after the departure of Arnautović. Another ungrateful pampered prem primadonna consumed by their own hype. Don't want him here. Rarely scores an unspectacular goal and his strike against Switzerland in Euro 2016 was one of the goals of the tournament. Massive talent, massive attitude problem, questionable work rate.
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    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Lazy, bad attitude and irrespective of his unquestionable talent - drifts in and out of games. I very much doubt given the size of his overinflated ego, he'd consider a club like us. He thinks he's bigger than that.
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    Your Happy Place

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, - who used to scale the Lord's Rake on opiates. I agree with Izzy and the Fox....happiness is a state of mind, and you need to try to reside in that happy space in your head - which isn't always Easy. Particularly some days when I feel like this... Fortunately, that's rare. I could say through hiking and climbing in South Island New Zealand and The High Sierras in California I have found almost zen like satisfaction. But I equally derive as much wonder, fascination and euphoria gazing into and contemplating the night sky from a field in South Leicestershire, away from the light pollution of the suburbs and city, or catching a snowflake/maybe staring at the chitin lattice of a butterfly wing in my own back garden. Winning away at Spurs is always a happy place to be.
  13. I was at both, in addition to the 1997 final and the replay at Hillsborough. Just out of curiosity, do you manage to obtain a matchball for either of those?