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By nebbish (Wed May 24, 2006 at 01:07:07 AM EST) football, footy, big brother (all tags)
Not my doctor, he loves apples.


Footy

Meh. A thoroughly deserved thrashing from one-horse town Watford on Sunday. Pre-match statements like "A team like Leeds deserves to be in the Premiership" pissed me off as well. What sort of team's that then, a shit one?

It's things like that that lead me to believe another year eating humble pie in the Championship is no bad thing in the long term. Still, I had to take a long walk in the rain afterwards being moody.

Stuff

Had a cool weekend in North Yorkshire for my dad's birthday the other weekend, pottering in the countryside and visiting seaside towns in the rain (photos). Took some amusing photos of the local Slaughtered Lamb-style pub, with its horned fox's head on the wall and sign outside saying "WIFE WANTED FOR SON", but I forget to bring them in today. I'll post them soon.

Big Brother

Samaritans have piped up saying Shabaz is showing signs of mental ill-health and should be removed from the house. I half agree - he's showing signs of being a knob and should be removed from the house. It's painfully obvious that he's acting to wind everyone up. Maybe they haven't actually watched it. Mary Whitehouse eat your decaying heart out.

Oh, apparently he's walked out.

There's something revealing about the fact that all lads interviewed think Sezer's a cool charmer and all the girls interviewed think he's a slimy wanker. Cheers me up for some reason as well.

Tip for winner - Pete. Personal favourite housemate - Lisa (sunny, sweet natured, and I like a girl who knows how to swear). Imogen is well fit. There are pictures on the interweb of Lea sucking a cock in a porno film, but trust me you don't want to see them.

Weekend

Off to see Jeff Mills and Surgeon at Lost on Sunday night, where I plan to drink vodka and take ecstasy until I'm sick. Sort of hoping one of them plays We Are the Winners of Eurovision, but it's unlikely.

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Leeds... by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed May 24, 2006 at 01:26:36 AM EST
It's harsh, but I think reasonably true to say that if you finish 5th in the League table, you probably don't have the consistent quality to claim "deserve to be in the Premiership."

Shame really, I would have bought a season ticket if they went up. (No way I am putting up with the aggro of Elland Road for Championship games.)

Blackwell seems to be on the right track though, so next season could be the one.

I agree by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed May 24, 2006 at 01:32:20 AM EST
Although I wanted us to go up, we didn't deserve it. Watford are the better team.

Blackwell has done a thoroughly good job considering what a state we were in. Even if we don't go up next year it's only a matter of time. With Premiership-standard Sheffield Utd and Reading going up and crappy Sunderland coming down, I reckon we should be on track next year though.

No way I'd make it up to Leeds for matches, but I'm thinking about getting Sky Sports so I can at least watch the odd one.

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Thank you by DullTrev (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed May 24, 2006 at 01:51:02 AM EST

For not mentioning Birmingham as crappy.

But we are. And we're merrily keeping the donkey and getting shut of anyone who can actually play.


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You're not that bad really by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:04:14 AM EST
You'll be hard competition for Leeds at any rate. Sunderland are abysmal.

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We lost to Sunderland by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:18:06 AM EST

I rest my case.


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Um by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:21:40 AM EST

Actually, we didn't. I'm obviously hallucinating again. Maybe there is hope...


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Just had a look at the table by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #9 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:30:07 AM EST
There's quite a points difference between you. Mind you, that just says Sunderland are really shit rather than Birmingham are good.

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Meh by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #10 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:38:55 AM EST

To be honest, we were always going to be going down from October. We just didn't make it as obvious as Sunderland, so that we could stretch out some hope from out supporters before cruelly dashing all their dreams.

*sob*


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Football is a cruel mistress by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:44:22 AM EST
Never mind, I'm sure our World Cup experiences will cheer you up no end.

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World cup by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #20 Wed May 24, 2006 at 04:45:56 AM EST

Well, the whole country is getting behind the team, optimism is high, the world cup songs have been flooding out... So, naturally, we're doooooooooooooooooooomed.


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*applause* by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #21 Wed May 24, 2006 at 04:48:14 AM EST
Ah, it's nice to hear those words again, its been a while.

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It has by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #22 Wed May 24, 2006 at 04:55:53 AM EST

But I've been watching certain of our brethren on this site and been thinking it really, really hard. I'm just learning to bite my tongue, show support, not let them down.

Until, of course, they are at their lowest ebb, at which point I'll really put the boot it. It's the only way they'll learn.


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I was going to suggest you have it as your sig by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #23 Wed May 24, 2006 at 05:09:14 AM EST
But like the rod, I think it needs to be used sparingly, as you say.

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The rod should be used sparingly? by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #25 Wed May 24, 2006 at 05:38:43 AM EST

Someone should tell the 'borg!

I'm sure Farmgirl will appreciate it. I'm assuming, of course, Rogerborg is a traditional Scotchman.


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Does he beat her? by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #26 Wed May 24, 2006 at 05:54:20 AM EST
The brute! I'm setting off on my white horse this very minute.

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Hey! by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #27 Wed May 24, 2006 at 06:07:31 AM EST

I never said that, and no court could claim I did!


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Jeff Mills/Surgeon by MrPlough (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed May 24, 2006 at 01:33:22 AM EST
Have never managed to catch either of them playing out, but will rectify the Mills situation this summer at Sonar (http://www.sonar.es). There is an old Surgeon track called Badger Bite or summat that I love, proper ear-bleeding techno.
Looking at the lineup, I would investigate some time investigating Sleeparchive too. I'm quite a fan of the stripped down sound.
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Surgeon is a brilliant DJ by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed May 24, 2006 at 01:39:24 AM EST
Varied, banging, plays quite tuneful stuff and does amazing blends. Looking forward to him more than Mills to be honest.

My flatmate's off to Sonar, I'm quite jealous though I'm not sure a clubbing holiday is quite my thing. It's hard enough prising myself away from the TV for one night. Did mean to go this year but I couldn't afford it - will double my efforts next year.

Have fun!

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Will do by MrPlough (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:50:46 AM EST
Have heard the same about Surgeon from a mate, amazing to look at technically as well.

I'm most of all looking forward to Matthew Dear (aka Audion). The CD he did for Fabric was a belter. My wife saw him at Fabric (went all the way down from Edinburgh to see Ivan Smagghe and he was playing as well) - said he was excellent.

There are 10 of us off to Sonar, we've rented an apartment that has a roof terrace right in the middle of Barca, fun will most certainly be had! Have taken a few days either side to make sure it's not just all clubbing. And apparently a lot of the interesting stuff at Sonar stuff happens during the day - bands and the like. I've done the tourist side of Barca before so I'm looking forward to seeing some of the more interesting bits.
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My flatmate goes every year by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:52:57 AM EST
Says part of what's cool about it is chilling out on the beach and just being in Barcelona. That's why it appeals to me more than most of these things - it's a city I really want to visit.

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Oh, SUPER news by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed May 24, 2006 at 02:58:03 AM EST
I forsee a new Director of Diversity in our corporate future.

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Whoosh by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:14:38 AM EST
Went over my head that. Big Brother?

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Big Brother, yup by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #24 Wed May 24, 2006 at 05:35:10 AM EST
I'd say more, but I believe that the corporate Eye is on me.

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Hrmmm... by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:41:55 AM EST
Well, I suppose one of you lads will post the link.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Links on Digital Spy have been taken down by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #19 Wed May 24, 2006 at 04:25:24 AM EST
But the film's called Casting Couch 4 if you want to do a search. Be warned though, she mings.

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a cool weekend in North Yorkshire by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:51:55 AM EST
Is there any other kind?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Cool and wet weekends [nt] by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:56:30 AM EST

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