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  1. Who the hell are...

    Phew - I thought it was just me. Mind you, I'm surprised there isn't a thread on Hugh Jarse - top goal keeper due to him having a... (copyright Benny Hill Show circa 1977).
  2. Mason Bennett

    If you're correct about the football brain, then he's got a great opportunity this year - we truly have "footballing brains" in abundance. If they (Chrissy, Nugent - even non-strikers like Baird and Hudd) teach him - and if he (MB) pays attention and learns - then he may really have a chance.
  3. v Macclesfield Town Match Thread

    Blackman and Bennett working their way into fans' thinking for the opening fixture - you'd have got long odds for that a couple of weeks ago.
  4. v Kidderminster Harriers Match Thread

    Great succinct report - hope you're planning to go to all the friendlies (assume you can be in 2 places at once?)!
  5. I lived in the US 2000 to 2002. There were reasons to introduce the Rooney Rule. A majority of NFL players were/are black, but coaches and fans were/are mostly white. I know the best players don't necessarily make the best coaches, but at the time it didn't "feel" right. Also some good and successful black coaches got fired - these were difficult to explain. Furthermore, the "whiteness" of NFL coaches was in contrast to the NBA (another largely "played by black, watched by white" elite sport) which saw a large increase in black coaches from the 90s into the 00s. So people were saying - there's something wrong going on in the NFL. And the Rooney Rule did have an effect but it looks like (from a quick Google search) that it might not have been sustainable. It's controversial I know, but there were underlying factors. The key message for me is - these underlying factors do not exist in English football. (Also I could argue against myself re: NBA - their number of black coaches increased from 90s to 00s WITHOUT a Rooney Rule - which does suggest that if the candidates are good enough, they'll get the job regardless of ethnicity).
  6. PP Song Suggestions

    What do they play when the wendies come out? Don't we usually nick their songs?
  7. Imagine THE GOOD you could do with £500K a week. Seriously. Yet footballers will just (largely) waste it on cars and "stuff". Some noble exceptions mind - step forward for example Craig Bellamy. (Although his charity hasn't filed any accounts for some time and is now under investigation from the Charities Commission!). Nonetheless... If Messi et al gave half of it away they'd still be able to buy all the cars and "stuff" - AND leave a great legacy. (Oh, and they could even pay tax like the rest of us - hell, that's a crazy idea).
  8. Official: Tom Ince joins Huddersfield Town

    I know what you mean but - honestly - I'd much sooner be playing Leeds, florist, B'ham, Wolves, Villa, Sunderland, Wendies, Blades etc next season than Watford, Burnley, Swansea, Hudds, Bournemouth etc. These latter clubs mean nothing to me - but games against the big yorkshire teams, florist and so on - that's what makes the season - big crowds, great atmosphere, boisterous fans AND a good chance we'll win more than we'll lose. I know I'm being selective and could have chosen Chelsea, Manure and Burton, Brentford - but I'm not bothered about playing the big 6 clubs - we'd lose - the games that matter in the PL would be Bournemouth and so on - against teams that mean nothing to me.
  9. I gi him till Christmas

    Weird. Yorkshire folk normally known for their positive outlook on life.
  10. Official: Tom Ince joins Huddersfield Town

    Compared to last season, we've sold 2 good players and gained 5 good players (Davies, Wisdom, Thorne, Forsyth, Martin). And we've gained c. £10 million in the process. I'm pretty optimistic.
  11. Describe the 16/17 season in three words...

    I was being (ahem) "creative". Plus it's what bugs me most about this season.
  12. Describe the 16/17 season in three words...

    Weshould'vegot Forest relegated
  13. Where is Sam?

    He'll surely fight it. But if he goes back to the world of football agents, this'll be seen as a badge of honour. I can't think of any "profession" that commands less of my respect than agents.
  14. v Rotherham (A) - Predictions

    1:1 Nugent
  15. Lap of Appreciation

    Get behind the team when they run past, and be entirely up-to-date with a chant that'll always be accurate tomorrow, and forever more.... "[insert current manager's name]'s barmy army" etc

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