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Frederick

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  1. {name}

    Football

    Commiserations, Michael. Fighting the tide for that long, year after year, is an exhausting process and I commend the fan base for turning up in such robust numbers in spite of everything. Clearly the club's decline has been longstanding and budgets have been tightened but this was a huge opportunity for Moyes to rebuild his career, one that he approached with outright hostility and a woefully misplaced arrogance. I'm not exactly sure how transfers were birthed but he clearly had a say in getting all the old Everton grunters over to produce a 'British spine' that was fatally hollow. How would you like to see the club approach the summer?
  2. {name}

    Football

    Primitive biases aside, a generally delightful weekend. The second I turned Glenn Hoddle and Steve McManaman on mute on Sunday was a particular highlight.
  3. {name}

    Football

    2 goals in 27 months and probably on his way towards a new contract. The mind boggles. Blackburn's next game is at home to us, so while I'm disinclined to trust in Mowbray magic, I still foresee a chance.
  4. {name}

    The X-Files

    It was astounding to me how quickly Carter managed to muddy the waters during the first episode of the revival. Within minutes you knew you were watching an astronomical botch job. He could've gone ANYWHERE and he chose....that. Now with all that chirpy positivity put to one side, anyone buying the new Audible Cold Case thingy?
  5. {name}

    The X-Files

    I thought the 'event series' was a dog's dinner often riddled with some aggressively bad writing. Maybe with more episodes this time they can restore some semblance of coherence to any overreaching mythology, though I'd probably prefer if they veered away from that stuff altogether, as they should have years ago. As for Carter, he's a hindrance rather than an asset to the show's creative fortunes and has been for a long, long time. He probably sees no reason to loosen his grip over proceedings but he really, really should.
  6. {name}

    Football

    Bought for an absolute pittance and goes on to make 300+ appearances during a golden era of Villa clean sheets. It was a special time and he was a big part of it. Felt aggrieved when he left but it was hard not to smile when he scored that highly improbable Old Firm goal ages later.
  7. {name}

    Football

    No sign of Nico Kranjcar or Joe Jordan just yet but their blood oath to Harry surely compels them. At least Stevie Cotterill is along for the ride. They'll beat us at the weekend, sadly.
  8. {name}

    Football

    Not sure what on earth Bruce was trying for today but another tactical puzzler, to say the least. Our record in televised games this season is sub-Rotherham, sub-Zola, sub-human!
  9. {name}

    Football

    Close game, terrible ref but should never have taken place today.
  10. {name}

    Football

    Reo-Coker embodies so much of the bloated, self-regarding malaise that eventually started to burn down the house during the O'Neill era. Of course the second we released him he was telling everyone he had offers from Italy and Spain and wham, a mere six years later, a trial for Tony's titans!
  11. {name}

    Football

    Here comes the cavalry!
  12. {name}

    Football

    Think someone's got a bit of a man crush, this geezer has now given our Tone three jobs: the aforementioned, vice-president of DDMC Football Club Management Company, which sounds like a suitably vague, blagtastic job that he's apparently keeping and sporting director at good ol' Chongqing Dangdai Lifan. Still, between his stints in Azerbaijan and his ability to make this particular rich fella smitten, at least he's a proactive blagger rather than a 'play golf, wait for a top job' moan merchants that clog up the media sewage system.
  13. {name}

    Football

    I think were Sunderland to go down Moyes would be as viable a candidate to get them up as almost anyone else. Having said that, as Villa's two Championship transfer windows thus far have shown, 'continuity' as a relegated club is very hard to balance out, unless you're a Burnley and you've all yo-yo'd together before and have budgeted for such eventualities with the guiding hand of a murderously serious gravel voiced ginger man. Ha, big Russ and his rock and roll exploits always gets me a-chucklin'. He probably eats a lot of jam but he's no Eddie!
  14. {name}

    Football

    And if they lost the next five games? I get that it's the all hands on deck, chest thumping rhetoric portion of the season and that continuity would do a hot house like Sunderland the world of good under the right circumstances but we've got miles of road ahead. Strap in, kids!
  15. {name}

    Football

    The whole daft procedure seemed fairly in keeping with Podolski's fairly weird career. Was disappointed he didn't come off to the sound of his own smash hit single.
  16. {name}

    Football

    The goal drought is alarming but God help me I can just about see a way out for Moyesy's misfits. How have performances generally been since you smashed up Palace?
  17. {name}

    Football

    Happy to avoid the Leicester 'show' and happier to let the big beasts murder each other. Monaco are there for a reason and they score goals for fun so it could be a razor tight affair. Seeing 'Cardiff' and 'Champions League' in the same graphic makes me think I'm living in a Vincent Tan fever dream.
  18. {name}

    Football

    International break coming up, theoretically gives a madhouse an opportunity to re-organise. Caretaker will get a free pass on the Man U game then a (potential) new man gets a clean run at the next three not unreasonable fixtures: Hull, Swansea and Burnley. I still think they're toast.
  19. {name}

    Football

    Taxi for Karanka. Very similar to Lambert's final season with us; a tolerable beginning quickly mitigated by the damning realisation that it's all for nothing because there simply aren't enough goals in the team. The boy Adama, who we were imploring to be given game time, hasn't put anything together that suggests he's a contender for high office. Obviously found City's exit hilarious, not to mention deserved.
  20. {name}

    Football

    Derby getting rid of Clement when they did was a head scratcher, to the say the least. Then you bring in Nutty Nige and what's that, oh yeah, he's mad as a box of frogs, bring back McClaren. At least Rowett has operated under basket case conditions before, seemingly with dignity intact. As for Wigan, their chairman is still in Huggies.
  21. {name}

    Football

    Run out emphatic winners against Benfica, wibble wobble our way to defeat in Berlin. Felt instinctively right. Villa scored from a short corner!
  22. {name}

    Football

    Credit to Arsenal for adding a few fresh coats of disgust and humiliation to their annual 'here comes the Bayern bogeyman' round of 16 loss.
  23. {name}

    Olivia Munn

    Became an actress (and not a very good one).
  24. {name}

    Football

    Nutty Nige aside, I suspect Ranieri will be back at Leicester again at some point in the future. Just too much pull for him and the supporters and even the tin eared owners wouldn't be immune from the good PR it would produce. Whether it'd actually be a good idea is of course entirely separate.
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