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Posted July 3, 2018
Wrong aspect ratio.....
Posted July 2, 2018
England's run is eerily turning into Middlesbrough's FA Cup run in 2008. Going into the quarter final against Cardiff we knew that Portsmouth and Barnsley had progressed into the semi-finals and the other quarter final was between Championship West Brom and League 1 Bristol Rovers. It was the best opportunity for Boro to lift the FA Cup for the first time ever since reaching the final in 1997. All the big guns had fell by the wayside, the only major obstacle was Harry Redknapp's mercenaries, surely it was our time to lift the famous silver trophy.
But a horrifically weak and spineless display resulted in Middlesbrough getting beat by Cardiff 2-0. I have never seen such apathy on the pitch in a big match at the Riverside, we were only 2 years on from the incredible UEFA Cup run where we did the impossible against Steaua and Basel. As soon as the second goal went in on the 20th minute I was foaming with anger along with the rest of the 30,000 Boro fans in the stadium. We just knew that we could not breakdown the resolute defence of Cardiff with the pitiful firepower of the rotund Mido and expensive show pony Alves. We had blown it big style.
The manager at the time?
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Posted June 21, 2018
Are you not claiming Shawn Michaels' Knights from Survivor Series 1993? That will take you up to twelve.
Posted June 19, 2018
I think that each coach is limited to two appeals but if it is unsuccessful then they lose a substitute. If they have used all their subs then they lose a substitute for the next match. That should stop any unnecessary appeals.
Posted June 18, 2018
Damn right Butch. Nothing beats a local takeaway deal. Pizza Palace in Stockton does a 12" pizza, Large parmo and chips, Portion of donner meat, 2 tubs of sauce and 2 cans of pop for a tenner. Or for an extra 2 quid you can get 3 X 12" pizzas. They are proper meal deals.
Posted June 14, 2018
It was the year we were liquidated and forced to play at the Victoria Ground after relegation to Division Three. The entire squad was made up of 18-21 year olds from the local area and Bernie Slaven.
Middlesbrough miraculously won back to back promotions with no budget and the whole squad is remembered very fondly on Teesside hence why we always say the 'Spirit of 86' and was a stepping stone for bigger things for Gary Pallister, Tony Mowbray, Peter Beagrie, Stuart Ripley and Colin Cooper.
Boro have ditched Adidas and have brought in Hummel for the new season and I have to say they have done a cracking job. A lovely throwback to the 1986 kit.
Posted May 28, 2018
I have just watched Hot Shots Part Deux for the first time in years. And if this isn't the finish to the Styles Nakamura feud I will be very disappointed
Posted May 22, 2018
Posted May 21, 2018
That shouldn't be an issue @Briefcase. WWE used to cross promote when SmackDown was on UPN and Raw on USA.
The major sports also advertise other stations. The NFL for example show a graphic of the day's fixtures with a TV logo of the station it is broadcast on. It's not like over here where Sky Sports don't acknowledge any sport or competiton which they don't have the rights to.
Posted May 19, 2018
It depends which model of plane you are on @Cod Eye if you are on one of the smaller planes it will be the old school tv monitor in the middle of the aisle. If it is one of the newer planes then there is individual entertainment units.
It is free but you only get a limited choice of about 8 films, 10 tv programmes and themusic channels. There is an upgrade option to get more TV shows and 100 more films. I would recommend loading a tablet or mobile phone with your own stuff.
Posted May 18, 2018
I feel like a Scottish Marathon runner.Enjoyed a comfortable lead for a while, then collapsed with the finishing line in sight. Congrats to MVP and thanks for running the competition Foggy. I know with running the Rumble Lottery it is a pain in the arse, but to do it for over 9 months takes some commitment.
Posted May 14, 2018
Memo Montenegro? Who was his tag-team partner? Facsimile Macedonia?
Posted May 10, 2018
Week 40 fixtures
Premier League (Sunday 3pm)
Huddersfield Town 2-0 Arsenal
Liverpool 4-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle United 0-2 Chelsea
Swansea City 3-1 Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leicester City
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen (Sunday 12:30pm)
Dundee 1-1 Partick Thistle (Saturday 3pm)
Hibernian 2-1 Rangers (Sunday 12:30pm)
St Johnstone 0-0 Ross County (Saturday 3pm)
La Liga (Saturday 5:30pm)
Getafe 0-2 Atlético Madrid
Girona 2-1 Valencia
Real Betis 1-3 SevillaGerman Bundesliga (Saturday 2:30pm)
Hamburg 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha Berlin 0-2 RB Leipzig
Hoffenheim 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
Schalke 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Serie A (Sunday 2pm unless stated)
Atalanta 1-0 AC Milan (5pm)
Bologna 2-0 Chievo
Crotone 0-2 Lazio
Fiorentina 2-1 Cagliari
Hellas Verona 0-0 Udinese
Internazionale 2-1 Sassuolo (Saturday 7:45pm)
Roma 2-2 Juventus (7:45pm)
Ligue Un (Saturday 8pm)
Girondins de Bordeaux 2-0 Toulouse
Monaco 2-1 St-Étienne
Strasbourg 1-1 Olympique Lyonnais
Posted May 8, 2018
The worst Turn has to be Rockin Robin singing America the Beautiful at WrestleMania V. She sounded like Peter Auty after his balls dropped.
Anyway... the worst heel turn has to be when Eugene turned heel on Hacksaw Jim Duggan in 2006. Who in the right mind would want to boo a 'special' person?
Posted May 4, 2018
Week 39 fixtures
Bournemouth 1-1 Swansea City
Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool (Sunday 4:30pm)
Everton 1-0 Southampton (5:30pm)
Leicester City 2-0 West Ham United
Watford 1-1 Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid (Sunday 7:45pm)
Celta Vigo 1-1 Deportivo (5:30pm)
Cologne 0-5 Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Posted May 2, 2018
Fuck, I have put it in the wrong section. Can one of the mods kindly move it into Off Topic.
The end of the football season has became a bit of a damp squib. The Premier League has already been won, the race for the Champions League is a non-event and the relegation battle is like several bald men fighting over a comb.
So to keep us all entertained until the start of the World Cup I have devised the World Cup of music. I have picked 32 different songs to represent each country in many different ways. It could be the artist is from there, the song title is about the country and on a couple of occasions it is a very tenuous link indeed.
We will be starting off with Group A. All you need to do is to post what your favourite song is. The top 2 will be moving on to the next round. In the result of a tie in time honoured World Cup tradition it will be decided by drawing lots. Group B will be unveiled in roughly 48 hours time.
So let's start with the controversial hosts….
PUSSY RIOT - PUTIN LIGHTS UP THE FIRES
With controversial hosts we have a controversial act. Representing everything against the Putin regime Pussy Riot are the first entry in the World Cup of Music. The song was released during the trial of three members of the band for “hooliganism” which is what we expect to be rife during the tournament.
MEDINA - YOU & I
I have to admit it was hard finding a song representing Saudi Arabia. So I went the cheap way and found an artist whose name is shared with the second holiest city in the Islamic world - Medina. A typical inoffensive Europop song from this Danish act. If you think this link is tenuous, just wait until we finish the group stages!
THE BANGLES - WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
Nothing like a stereotype to get yourself a massive hit. One of the biggest acts of the late 80’s represent Egypt. If you regularly frequent casinos as I do, you should have an irrational hatred of this song after every single time someone triggers the Pharoh’s Fortune bonus.
MONTE VIDEO & THE CASSETTES - SHOOP SHOOP DIDDY WOP CUMMA CUMMA WANG DANG
It was a tough ask to find any decent Uruguayan music, I even got desperate and searched to see if Gus Poyet ever released a concept album to no avail. So I came across this bizarre song (not literally, well maybe a little) from New Zealand. Basically the song is about the Chuckle Brothers long lost cousin who picks up a transvestite. Lola it ain’t but this completes the first group of the World Cup of Music
I admit it is not a great start, but it will get better. Not a lot but it will get better
Posted April 28, 2018
Orton scored 26 points. He made 4 eliminations for 8 points. Three of which were under a minute and got an additional 18 points.
14 hours ago, eugenespeed said:
I think I actually ended up with zero points.
I think I actually ended up with zero points.
It is worse than that pal......
Here are the results for the Greatest Royal Rumble UKFF Lottery
We have an outright winner. With a massive 195 points the recipient of the 1990 Royal Rumble jigsaw is @Wrasslin they were the only person to pick the magic combination of 1 and 41 which was critical to their victory. PM me your address and I will fire off the puzzle on Monday. In 2nd place is Cheapheat with an impressive score of 169 and Lorne Malvo takes the bronze position with a score of 147
As alluded to earlier the winner of the wooden spoon is eugenespeed who has set the new record for the lowest ever score in the UKFF Rumble Lottery. Three of their scores were duck eggs and the other three were in the negative. Lion of the Midlands was the only other player who managed to get a negative score with -7.
So that is it for another year, unless North Korea decide to copy off Saudi Arabia and want a Rumble in the May Day Stadium in September. Watch out in off topic next week as I will be starting my World Cup of Music. Expect wonderful world pop and terrible puns.
Posted April 28, 2018
Edited April 28, 2018 by Glenryck Pilchards
Early indications show that the jackpot numbers are:
1, 16, 20, 35, 41 and 49
No one has selected all six of these numbers. Below is the breakdown of the points:
Just to clear up the point decisions; Jericho,Khali and Mysterio were announced prior to the event, so were not deemed a surprise. As Angle and Henry have a Hall of Fame ring they qualify for that award.
Shane McMahon and Slater qualified for the You Stupid Idiot award after being manhandled by Strowman.
Shelton Benjamin successfully skinned the cat and was eliminated seven seconds later so he gains five points rather than getting a deduction.
If you think I have missed anything please give me a shout.
The winner will be revealed tomorrow with the rest of the results as I am struggling to stay awake and the little pilchard is kicking off.
Posted April 27, 2018
Edited April 27, 2018 by Glenryck Pilchards
@The Four Horsemen you are one number short.
So far we have had 60 entries for this special edition of the Rumble Lottery, If you want to take part please whack 6 numbers down on this thread by 4.30pm.
Posted April 26, 2018
Probably not since the divorce.
Week 38 fixtures
Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester City
Huddersfield Town 1-0 Everton
Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal (Sunday 4:30pm)
Newcastle United 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton 1-0 Bournemouth
Swansea City 0-2 Chelsea (5:30pm)
Celtic 3-1 Rangers (Sunday noon)
Motherwell 1-1 Dundee
Fiorentina 1-2 Napoli (Sunday 5pm)
Internazionale 0-0 Juventus (7:45pm)
Posted April 25, 2018
Edited April 25, 2018 by Glenryck Pilchards
I have looked high and low in a number of charity shops in Teesside and I could not find an elusive Big Boss Man figure to create a Golden Bossy. So I have conjured up another prize.
The winner will receive a 1000 piece jigsaw of the 1990 Royal Rumble promo poster. I will add a photo when I am at work in the morning.
Please get your picks in by Friday at 4.30 pm