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Apologies to Watford for jinxing them.

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Watford GK messed up and gifts them an equaliser :36angers:

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Sperts dropped 2 points at home :53big-emoticons: :42laughter: :58big-emoticons: :1laughter: :7laughter:

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Apologies to Watford for jinxing them.

You do it so bloody often though. You’ve been following football a long time now and you still do posts like your previous one. Try keeping your sodding hands in your pocket until the final whistle goes.


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Sperts dropped 2 points at home :53big-emoticons: :42laughter: :58big-emoticons: :1laughter: :7laughter:


Disappointed in the result. :1cry: You are at home, 1-0 several minutes to play, you should hold them off.
Still not a good result for the scum, they need wins right now but I was really hoping they'd lose.

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As much as I'd like to put as much distance between us and Man Utd, I'm cheering for them to beat Liverpool. My anxiety :20hospitals: about them going unbeaten as improbable as that may be has kicked in. I just want them to get a loss out of the way I so I can rest easier.

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This is interesting. I'm not putting much stock in it. Arsenal pay 50 mil for a defender? :42laughter:


https://www.football.london/arsenal-fc/ ... i-16391326
Dayot Upamecano to Arsenal: '£54m transfer', Guendouzi's role and what the defender has said


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Question of the day. Is this a good thing? For me it depends on the price. I like Ceballos and I think he'd be very good for us, but not if it means less money for defenders.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/19/dani-ceb ... wsnow-feed

Dani Ceballos to pursue permanent Arsenal stay after meeting with Real Madrid president


The Spanish midfielder has enjoyed a strong start to life at the Emirates since joining on loan from Real over the summer, though had said during the international break that he still hopes to make the grade at his parent club. But, according to El Desmarque, Ceballos used his time back in Spain to meet with Perez, with both parties agreeing that a permanent switch to Arsenal makes sense.

Zinedine Zidane still does not see a future for Ceballos in the Madrid midfield and Real are happy to let him leave if they receive a fee of around £34million – triple what they paid for him.

Ceballos is keen to get his long-term future tied up as soon as possible and would ideally like to remain at Arsenal, having enjoyed his time under Unai Emery so far.

He has asked Real to prioritise any bid from Arsenal over other clubs, though it remains to be seen if the Gunners will be prepared to go to the negotiating table midway through the season.

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Disappointed in the result. :1cry: You are at home, 1-0 several minutes to play, you should hold them off.
Still not a good result for the scum, they need wins right now but I was really hoping they'd lose.

Er? Weren’t Watford away rather than at home?

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Disappointed in the result. :1cry: You are at home, 1-0 several minutes to play, you should hold them off.
Still not a good result for the scum, they need wins right now but I was really hoping they'd lose.

Er? Weren’t Watford away rather than at home?

That's what I thought.


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long time gooner wrote:
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Disappointed in the result. :1cry: You are at home, 1-0 several minutes to play, you should hold them off.
Still not a good result for the scum, they need wins right now but I was really hoping they'd lose.

Er? Weren’t Watford away rather than at home?


mea culpa. I am in the states and we put the home team last when they flash scores, there are American uni football games on so they are all flashing scores of other sports, and Tottenham vs Watford in the states would mean Watford is the home team here. Reversed with you lot.

Anyway, still 2 points lost.

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...oh, and I'm visiting my brother watching tv and he sees me on here posting on my pc and says 'Tell them I said hello' so I said "I'll post it" so I am. :58big-emoticons:

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...oh, and I'm visiting my brother watching tv and he sees me on here posting on my pc and says 'Tell them I said hello' so I said "I'll post it" so I am. :58big-emoticons:

Hello brother :58big-emoticons:

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Reversed with you lot.

We were there first :42laughter:

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long time gooner wrote:
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Reversed with you lot.

We were there first :42laughter:

First, doesn't always mean the best. :42laughter:

Joking of course, these days "we" are closer the bottom than the top.

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...oh, and I'm visiting my brother watching tv and he sees me on here posting on my pc and says 'Tell them I said hello' so I said "I'll post it" so I am. :58big-emoticons:

Hello brother :58big-emoticons:


He (as well as my other brothers) are Arsenal fans by extension. They won't watch it but wish us well. Which is a surprise since one of them coaches a youth side. Spends his free time watching American football. That's a bit of a head scratcher but is the norm for a lot of 'soccer dads'.

My obsession was once a worry now its accepted.

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Dafatone wrote:
I live in a small village in Buckinghamshire and use the local pub which is run by a lovely Slovakian couple who employ quite a number of Slovakians, mostly family members, also a few local youngsters. Clientele is mainly my age late 60s 70s I’ve asked those who voted brexit why they did and mostly the answer is immigration. It seriously is not a problem where we live. Say to those regulars what about the manager and bar staff and they say oh we didn’t mean them. I wonder what made them think like this?


Spend a lot of time in rural Devon

Around the time of the referendum there were UKIP signs all over the place demanding us leave.

I mean, every person down there is white mostly over 50s living largely in comfort.

Where is the immigration problem ?

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Things must be dire in the old country when I didn't even get any messages on the forum about the rugby results - nothing unexpected from my viewpoint. First I heard of it was when I watched the news this morning. Still, are people so engrossed in the Brexit debacle that they failed to note a sports result against Australia or have we sunk so low in rugby that people knew it would happen.

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Things must be dire in the old country when I didn't even get any messages on the forum about the rugby results - nothing unexpected from my viewpoint. First I heard of it was when I watched the news this morning. Still, are people so engrossed in the Brexit debacle that they failed to note a sports result against Australia or have we sunk so low in rugby that people knew it would happen.

Glass houses?
The Boere supporters are unusually keeping quiet and necks reeled lest they come a cropper against Japan.

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It's simply amazing that Szczesny made a career at the old lady. I'm happy for him.
http://dailycannon.com/2019/10/juventus ... -contract/
Juventus are reportedly getting ready to offer Wojciech Szczesny a new contract at the club.

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Things must be dire in the old country when I didn't even get any messages on the forum about the rugby results - nothing unexpected from my viewpoint. First I heard of it was when I watched the news this morning. Still, are people so engrossed in the Brexit debacle that they failed to note a sports result against Australia or have we sunk so low in rugby that people knew it would happen.

Glass houses?
The Boere supporters are unusually keeping quiet and necks reeled lest they come a cropper against Japan.

With me it’s solely a total lack of interest in the rugby World Cup. It’s being televised in the UK. Off hand I’m not sure of the channel and the only action I’ve seen is when I channel hop to see what’s on. When I see it’s the rugby I go to the next channel immediately. As a result I’ve probably seen a few seconds, even adding up all the times it’s been on when channel hopping before turning to the next channel.

I have Talksport on in my car and they obviously discuss what’s happening it the rugby World Cup. While I don’t turn it off I don’t pay any attention to what they’re saying about it. I had no idea Australia lost until I read the post by Gaz. I didn’t know South Africa were still in it until I saw the reply from Decaf. I don’t know what stage it’s up to either, but it’s been going on for what seems so long I assume we must be nearing the final. Yet I have no idea when the final is, or the semi or quarter finals if they haven’t yet been played. Though I couldn’t tell you who those games are or might be between.

My guess is England must still be in it as I imagine I wouldn’t have been able to avoid all the coverage had they been knocked out, with all the fuss likely to be made obvious via headlines in papers, television news slots, or Talksport.

EDIT: One thing I have picked up from Talksport is that it’s being held in Japan.


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Bernard wrote:
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Glass houses?
The Boere supporters are unusually keeping quiet and necks reeled lest they come a cropper against Japan.

With me it’s solely a total lack of interest in the rugby World Cup. It’s being televised in the UK. Off hand I’m not sure of the channel and the only action I’ve seen is when I channel hop to see what’s on. When I see it’s the rugby I go to the next channel immediately. As a result I’ve probably seen a few seconds, even adding up all the times it’s been on when channel hopping before turning to the next channel.

I have Talksport on in my car and they obviously discuss what’s happening it the rugby World Cup. While I don’t turn it off I don’t pay any attention to what they’re saying about it. I had no idea Australia lost until I read the post by Gaz. I didn’t know South Africa were still in it until I saw the reply from Decaf. I don’t know what stage it’s up to either, but it’s been going on for what seems so long I assume we must be nearing the final. Yet I have no idea when the final is, or the semi or quarter finals if they haven’t yet been played. Though I couldn’t tell you who those games are or might be between.

My guess is England must still be in it as I imagine I wouldn’t have been able to avoid all the coverage had they been knocked out, with all the fuss likely to be made obvious via headlines in papers, television news slots, or Talksport.

EDIT: One thing I have picked up from Talksport is that it’s being held in Japan.


If only Germany had qualified, eh Bern.

Come to mention it, Mertesacker would be awesome in the line-outs. He might finally have found the game for him. :laughing7:


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I wouldn’t mind seeing Martinelli start wide left v sheff Utd. Saka hasn’t done anything wrong but we have to protect such young players and after starting multiple prem games in a row he might need a break.


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Bernard wrote:
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The Boere supporters are unusually keeping quiet and necks reeled lest they come a cropper against Japan.

With me it’s solely a total lack of interest in the rugby World Cup. It’s being televised in the UK. Off hand I’m not sure of the channel and the only action I’ve seen is when I channel hop to see what’s on. When I see it’s the rugby I go to the next channel immediately. As a result I’ve probably seen a few seconds, even adding up all the times it’s been on when channel hopping before turning to the next channel.

I have Talksport on in my car and they obviously discuss what’s happening it the rugby World Cup. While I don’t turn it off I don’t pay any attention to what they’re saying about it. I had no idea Australia lost until I read the post by Gaz. I didn’t know South Africa were still in it until I saw the reply from Decaf. I don’t know what stage it’s up to either, but it’s been going on for what seems so long I assume we must be nearing the final. Yet I have no idea when the final is, or the semi or quarter finals if they haven’t yet been played. Though I couldn’t tell you who those games are or might be between.

My guess is England must still be in it as I imagine I wouldn’t have been able to avoid all the coverage had they been knocked out, with all the fuss likely to be made obvious via headlines in papers, television news slots, or Talksport.

EDIT: One thing I have picked up from Talksport is that it’s being held in Japan.

Just to keep you updated Bern, the Taffs are currently losing to the Frogs, but the latter have just had someone sent off for an elbow to the face. All to play for, exciting game. To save you having to search out the channel it's on ITV. :58big-emoticons:


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Just to keep you updated Bern, the Taffs are currently losing to the Frogs, but the latter have just had someone sent off for an elbow to the face. All to play for, exciting game. To save you having to search out the channel it's on ITV. :58big-emoticons:

Many thanks. I know the Frogs will be France. Who are the Taffs though? Wales? I’m aware that New Zealand have a strong reputation for rugby. Thought they were the All Blacks because of their kit, not Taffs.


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I wouldn’t mind seeing Martinelli start wide left v sheff Utd. Saka hasn’t done anything wrong but we have to protect such young players and after starting multiple prem games in a row he might need a break.

I thought Saka had his poorest game in the last match so I agree it may be time to give him a break. I remain to be convinced Martinelli’s best position is on the left though.


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With me it’s solely a total lack of interest in the rugby World Cup. It’s being televised in the UK. Off hand I’m not sure of the channel and the only action I’ve seen is when I channel hop to see what’s on. When I see it’s the rugby I go to the next channel immediately. As a result I’ve probably seen a few seconds, even adding up all the times it’s been on when channel hopping before turning to the next channel.

I have Talksport on in my car and they obviously discuss what’s happening it the rugby World Cup. While I don’t turn it off I don’t pay any attention to what they’re saying about it. I had no idea Australia lost until I read the post by Gaz. I didn’t know South Africa were still in it until I saw the reply from Decaf. I don’t know what stage it’s up to either, but it’s been going on for what seems so long I assume we must be nearing the final. Yet I have no idea when the final is, or the semi or quarter finals if they haven’t yet been played. Though I couldn’t tell you who those games are or might be between.

My guess is England must still be in it as I imagine I wouldn’t have been able to avoid all the coverage had they been knocked out, with all the fuss likely to be made obvious via headlines in papers, television news slots, or Talksport.

EDIT: One thing I have picked up from Talksport is that it’s being held in Japan.

If only Germany had qualified, eh Bern.

Come to mention it, Mertesacker would be awesome in the line-outs. He might finally have found the game for him. :laughing7:

What are line-outs?

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Bernard wrote:
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Just to keep you updated Bern, the Taffs are currently losing to the Frogs, but the latter have just had someone sent off for an elbow to the face. All to play for, exciting game. To save you having to search out the channel it's on ITV. :58big-emoticons:

Many thanks. I know the Frogs will be France. Who are the Taffs though? Wales? I’m aware that New Zealand have a strong reputation for rugby. Thought they were the All Blacks because of their kit, not Taffs.

Morning Bernard. Yes the Taffs are Wales, though strictly speaking a Taff is a resident of the Cardiff area due to the river Taff running through it.
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Morning Bernard. Yes the Taffs are Wales, though strictly speaking a Taff is a resident of the Cardiff area due to the river Taff running through it.
They won 19-18 by the way.

Thanks. Must have heard taffs before as Wales came into my mind. The all important thing is England losing, whenever they play and whoever they play.


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Bernard wrote:
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If only Germany had qualified, eh Bern.

Come to mention it, Mertesacker would be awesome in the line-outs. He might finally have found the game for him. :laughing7:

What are line-outs?

He was awesome at football too.


That predictive typing is a pain, Bernard, you obviously were trying to type "awful" and it has replaced it with "awesome". I would have a word with Warrior about it.


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What are line-outs?

He was awesome at football too.

That predictive typing is a pain, Bernard, you obviously were trying to type "awful" and it has replaced it with "awesome". I would have a word with Warrior about it.

To clear up any misunderstanding, I’ll say ‘brilliant’ instead.


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Rugby update Bernard- the Boks dominant in the second half against the cherry blossoms.


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Rugby update Bernard- the Boks dominant in the second half against the cherry blossoms.

The Boks are definitely South Africa, as in Springboks. Cherry blossoms? Got me stumped there, which is more than Mr Bairstow would be able to do.


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What are line-outs?

He was awesome at football too.


That predictive typing is a pain, Bernard, you obviously were trying to type "awful" and it has replaced it with "awesome". I would have a word with Warrior about it.

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Bernard wrote:
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Rugby update Bernard- the Boks dominant in the second half against the cherry blossoms.

The Boks are definitely South Africa, as in Springboks. Cherry blossoms? Got me stumped there, which is more than Mr Bairstow would be able to do.

Which country has a famous 'cherry blossom festival'? The cherry trees blossom in the south first and gradually up through the islands.


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Which country has a famous 'cherry blossom festival'? The cherry trees blossom in the south first and gradually up through the islands.

No idea. Is Bournemouth’s nickname the cherries? Bournemouth is in England, so England perhaps?

EDIT: There again you mention islands. New Zealand is different islands but they’re called the All Blacks. Who else is in it? Scotland has some islands but don’t see the link to cherry blossom for them. Ireland is an island. Argentina isn’t. No, Mr Bairstow must be dropped for you.


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Bernard wrote:
Decaf wrote:
Glass houses?
The Boere supporters are unusually keeping quiet and necks reeled lest they come a cropper against Japan.

With me it’s solely a total lack of interest in the rugby World Cup. It’s being televised in the UK. Off hand I’m not sure of the channel and the only action I’ve seen is when I channel hop to see what’s on. When I see it’s the rugby I go to the next channel immediately. As a result I’ve probably seen a few seconds, even adding up all the times it’s been on when channel hopping before turning to the next channel.

I have Talksport on in my car and they obviously discuss what’s happening it the rugby World Cup. While I don’t turn it off I don’t pay any attention to what they’re saying about it. I had no idea Australia lost until I read the post by Gaz. I didn’t know South Africa were still in it until I saw the reply from Decaf. I don’t know what stage it’s up to either, but it’s been going on for what seems so long I assume we must be nearing the final. Yet I have no idea when the final is, or the semi or quarter finals if they haven’t yet been played. Though I couldn’t tell you who those games are or might be between.

My guess is England must still be in it as I imagine I wouldn’t have been able to avoid all the coverage had they been knocked out, with all the fuss likely to be made obvious via headlines in papers, television news slots, or Talksport.

EDIT: One thing I have picked up from Talksport is that it’s being held in Japan.

My interest in the rugby is pretty much confined to enjoying it when SA lose. SA rugby supporters are a bunch of dodos. I like the game, but the boneheaded mentality that surrounds the game here puts me right off.

South Africa being absolutely mauled by India in the cricket yet again. Abject.

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Bernard wrote:
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Which country has a famous 'cherry blossom festival'? The cherry trees blossom in the south first and gradually up through the islands.

No idea. Is Bournemouth’s nickname the cherries? Bournemouth is in England, so England perhaps?

Hmm I don't think you're taking this very seriously Bernard. :icon_mrgreen:
No it's not England.

I gave you a few clues - cherry blossoms start in the south so it's a northern hemisphere nation. Secondly it's a group of islands. Arsenal have had a few players from here, with little success for the two I can think of off the top of my head.


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bromley gooner wrote:
Hmm I don't think you're taking this very seriously Bernard. :icon_mrgreen:
No it's not England.

I gave you a few clues - cherry blossoms start in the south so it's a northern hemisphere nation. Secondly it's a group of islands. Arsenal have had a few players from here, with little success for the two I can think of off the top of my head.

Northern hemisphere country that Arsenal has had two unsuccessful players from? With a link to cherry blossom? Are Russia in it? Arshavin wasn’t that good. Was there anyone else from Russia? But Russia isn’t a group of islands.


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Post #511920  Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:35 pm 
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Bernard wrote:
bromley gooner wrote:
Hmm I don't think you're taking this very seriously Bernard. :icon_mrgreen:
No it's not England.

I gave you a few clues - cherry blossoms start in the south so it's a northern hemisphere nation. Secondly it's a group of islands. Arsenal have had a few players from here, with little success for the two I can think of off the top of my head.

Northern hemisphere country that Arsenal has had two unsuccessful players from? With a link to cherry blossom? Are Russia in it? Arshavin wasn’t that good. Was there anyone else from Russia? But Russia isn’t a group of islands.

You'd make an excellent Dr Watson if you ever tried your hand at acting, Bernard.

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