Watford to travel to Premier League champions Manchester City in FA Cup third round

First published in Watford FC News by , Group Sports Editor

Watford have been drawn away to Premier League champions Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The match will see Gianfranco Zola line up against Italian compatriot Roberto Mancini as the Hornets bid to cause a shock against City, who are currently second in the top flight following yesterday's 1-1 draw against Everton.

The tie is due to be played on the weekend of January 5 and 6.

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3:00pm Sun 2 Dec 12

jasonwatford says...

Oh yes !!!! i will be there....this is what we are looking forward too and where we are going !! FF and Vydra Geijo Abdi this is where we are going !!! if they put a second string out we will smash them if they dont we have a real good game !!!! great draw
Oh yes !!!! i will be there....this is what we are looking forward too and where we are going !! FF and Vydra Geijo Abdi this is where we are going !!! if they put a second string out we will smash them if they dont we have a real good game !!!! great draw jasonwatford
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3:00pm Sun 2 Dec 12

KeithMercer says...

The two best teams in the country go head to head !!
Looking forward to the day when the whole country stands up and realises there is a new team in town !!
Mancini v Zola Bring it on 1
The two best teams in the country go head to head !! Looking forward to the day when the whole country stands up and realises there is a new team in town !! Mancini v Zola Bring it on 1 KeithMercer
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3:08pm Sun 2 Dec 12

mattymashup says...

Please please please let me be off work! Gonna be a cracking game, don't think the team will show any nerves and by then we will be top of the league and in fine form to cause an upset!
Please please please let me be off work! Gonna be a cracking game, don't think the team will show any nerves and by then we will be top of the league and in fine form to cause an upset! mattymashup
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3:11pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Hampshire hornet says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Oh yes !!!! i will be there....this is what we are looking forward too and where we are going !! FF and Vydra Geijo Abdi this is where we are going !!! if they put a second string out we will smash them if they dont we have a real good game !!!! great draw
Happy to join you chaps on the road trip
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Oh yes !!!! i will be there....this is what we are looking forward too and where we are going !! FF and Vydra Geijo Abdi this is where we are going !!! if they put a second string out we will smash them if they dont we have a real good game !!!! great draw[/p][/quote]Happy to join you chaps on the road trip Hampshire hornet
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3:20pm Sun 2 Dec 12

jasonwatford says...

Nice one hampshire........wil
l be a great day out.....coach trip ????
Nice one hampshire........wil l be a great day out.....coach trip ???? jasonwatford
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3:33pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Will be a good test for the lads, cant wait to see FF on the biggest stage.
Will be a good test for the lads, cant wait to see FF on the biggest stage. Travelling Hornet
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3:35pm Sun 2 Dec 12

goldanboy says...

Absolutely amazing! Told all my mates last night that we'd be away to Man City.I think we get about 6000 seats, so hopefully should sell out. As I recall the only time we played their was on a Monday night, so it'll be a new ground for most of us. Bring it on!
Absolutely amazing! Told all my mates last night that we'd be away to Man City.I think we get about 6000 seats, so hopefully should sell out. As I recall the only time we played their was on a Monday night, so it'll be a new ground for most of us. Bring it on! goldanboy
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3:36pm Sun 2 Dec 12

goldanboy says...

'there'
'there' goldanboy
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3:42pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Goyellows says...

We will be able to see how far our team has progressed playing against the best team in the country, great draw away from home where our counter attacking will come into play.
We will be able to see how far our team has progressed playing against the best team in the country, great draw away from home where our counter attacking will come into play. Goyellows
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3:46pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Bringe says...

reaction from Zola pease
reaction from Zola pease Bringe
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3:47pm Sun 2 Dec 12

andyandyandy says...

I'm there.
I'm there. andyandyandy
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3:47pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Colin West's mullet says...

if 12 months ago you'd told me we'd draw the champions away in the cup this year, the last thing I'd expect to think is 'that is really not a draw City would prefer'.

The fact that that IS exactly what I think shows just how far we've come.

This will be far from the banker the bookies will think it is. Licking my lips at seeing us go up against them. Free-flowing attacking football against a team that doesn't expect teams to really go at them, in a game where it doesn't really matter if we lose soZola will throw the shackles off even more than he already does.

12 months ago our players would be terrified of this game. The squad we have now will be counting down the days impatiently and hammering on the Fonz's office door begging to play.

Confidence hasn't been this high since Boothers first full season, and I am gonna have a cheeky punt on this being the upset of the round.
if 12 months ago you'd told me we'd draw the champions away in the cup this year, the last thing I'd expect to think is 'that is really not a draw City would prefer'. The fact that that IS exactly what I think shows just how far we've come. This will be far from the banker the bookies will think it is. Licking my lips at seeing us go up against them. Free-flowing attacking football against a team that doesn't expect teams to really go at them, in a game where it doesn't really matter if we lose soZola will throw the shackles off even more than he already does. 12 months ago our players would be terrified of this game. The squad we have now will be counting down the days impatiently and hammering on the Fonz's office door begging to play. Confidence hasn't been this high since Boothers first full season, and I am gonna have a cheeky punt on this being the upset of the round. Colin West's mullet
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3:51pm Sun 2 Dec 12

ChunkeyMonkey says...

Half the receipts will come in handy as well, but can't wait to see how far our football will match up with the champions.
Half the receipts will come in handy as well, but can't wait to see how far our football will match up with the champions. ChunkeyMonkey
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3:54pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Colin West's mullet says...

ChunkeyMonkey wrote:
Half the receipts will come in handy as well, but can't wait to see how far our football will match up with the champions.
good point. as long as Baz hasn't already promised them to someone in exchange for some magic beans..
[quote][p][bold]ChunkeyMonkey[/bold] wrote: Half the receipts will come in handy as well, but can't wait to see how far our football will match up with the champions.[/p][/quote]good point. as long as Baz hasn't already promised them to someone in exchange for some magic beans.. Colin West's mullet
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3:54pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Watforddogs says...

Jason
Your boys were drawn at home to Wolves - didn't you watch the draw - Watford were drawn against Man City!
Jason Your boys were drawn at home to Wolves - didn't you watch the draw - Watford were drawn against Man City! Watforddogs
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4:03pm Sun 2 Dec 12

jasonwatford says...

Oh look who pops up watforddogs.....As many on here will tell you im in the red lion on a match day and look forward to you coming in to say hello. If your old enough please do come say hello ask me face to face about your very intelligent comments.
Oh look who pops up watforddogs.....As many on here will tell you im in the red lion on a match day and look forward to you coming in to say hello. If your old enough please do come say hello ask me face to face about your very intelligent comments. jasonwatford
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4:03pm Sun 2 Dec 12

dolly33 says...

i wish i could go but i will be there i n heart and soul, my son in california will go crazy
i wish i could go but i will be there i n heart and soul, my son in california will go crazy dolly33
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4:05pm Sun 2 Dec 12

sooper says...

Has the making of a TV game ??!?!?!
Has the making of a TV game ??!?!?! sooper
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4:14pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Hampshire hornet says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Oh look who pops up watforddogs.....As many on here will tell you im in the red lion on a match day and look forward to you coming in to say hello. If your old enough please do come say hello ask me face to face about your very intelligent comments.
He doesn't bite.. Just snarls
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Oh look who pops up watforddogs.....As many on here will tell you im in the red lion on a match day and look forward to you coming in to say hello. If your old enough please do come say hello ask me face to face about your very intelligent comments.[/p][/quote]He doesn't bite.. Just snarls Hampshire hornet
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4:19pm Sun 2 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.
I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester. GianlucaVialli the better italian
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4:20pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Baz loves porridge says...

Walk In the park for us

I think we could give them a run for their money.. And show them how to play a 3-5-2
Walk In the park for us I think we could give them a run for their money.. And show them how to play a 3-5-2 Baz loves porridge
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4:21pm Sun 2 Dec 12

CARDIFFHORN says...

What a great draw our counter attacking football against them superb.
What a great draw our counter attacking football against them superb. CARDIFFHORN
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4:34pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Holly68 says...

GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.
Constant jibing, hiding behind a username.

I wish these forums would use and publish people's real identity to stop the playground antics !

Great Draw, I'm there .... Probably train it, football special in order ???
[quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.[/p][/quote]Constant jibing, hiding behind a username. I wish these forums would use and publish people's real identity to stop the playground antics ! Great Draw, I'm there .... Probably train it, football special in order ??? Holly68
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4:48pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Baz loves porridge wrote:
Walk In the park for us

I think we could give them a run for their money.. And show them how to play a 3-5-2
My thoughts exactly ... we may not have squillion dollar players but we have a few that are more suited to the system.
Let's wait and see what the bookies throw up for a 3-0 away win? :D
[quote][p][bold]Baz loves porridge[/bold] wrote: Walk In the park for us I think we could give them a run for their money.. And show them how to play a 3-5-2[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly ... we may not have squillion dollar players but we have a few that are more suited to the system. Let's wait and see what the bookies throw up for a 3-0 away win? :D Bringe
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4:53pm Sun 2 Dec 12

D.unstable says...

Perfect.
Perfect. D.unstable
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5:00pm Sun 2 Dec 12

SAHornet says...

Just think of our loan players reaction to this. They must think they've died and gone to heaven. A few months ago they were just bit part players at Udinese and now opportunity comes knocking at mighty Watford. Stay with us lads....the best is yet to come
Just think of our loan players reaction to this. They must think they've died and gone to heaven. A few months ago they were just bit part players at Udinese and now opportunity comes knocking at mighty Watford. Stay with us lads....the best is yet to come SAHornet
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5:11pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Baz loves porridge says...

It's got 4-1 to us written all over it!
It's got 4-1 to us written all over it! Baz loves porridge
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5:33pm Sun 2 Dec 12

jasonwatford says...

Would be good if club do a train
Would be good if club do a train jasonwatford
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5:36pm Sun 2 Dec 12

D.unstable says...

A few funny ones appearing on twitter, like I live up north and haven't seen the orns for a while, will be great to get a ticket.

Try getting to some home games, loyal supporters first lol.
A few funny ones appearing on twitter, like I live up north and haven't seen the orns for a while, will be great to get a ticket. Try getting to some home games, loyal supporters first lol. D.unstable
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5:49pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Reg Edit says...

Shame it's not a league match instead of the FA cup, we could do with the points.

Come on Watford!
Shame it's not a league match instead of the FA cup, we could do with the points. Come on Watford! Reg Edit
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6:18pm Sun 2 Dec 12

micksolly says...

It will be a good test for us pity it wasn't a lower prem team but bring it on...you orns
It will be a good test for us pity it wasn't a lower prem team but bring it on...you orns micksolly
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6:24pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.
Well my pocket money stretched to Huddersfield, Wednesday and Blackpool, did yours? And no unless its postponed I'm in Florida that week.
But no doubt you will be there for the glamour games my fair weather foe.
[quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.[/p][/quote]Well my pocket money stretched to Huddersfield, Wednesday and Blackpool, did yours? And no unless its postponed I'm in Florida that week. But no doubt you will be there for the glamour games my fair weather foe. lutondown
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6:26pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Holly68 wrote:
GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.
Constant jibing, hiding behind a username.

I wish these forums would use and publish people's real identity to stop the playground antics !

Great Draw, I'm there .... Probably train it, football special in order ???
And I'm sure you'll vouch I'm on pretty good pocket money for a man my age ;-)
Btw Paul, the lads beano to Burnley coach is not on, but I'm still going, how I'm not sure, if your game!
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.[/p][/quote]Constant jibing, hiding behind a username. I wish these forums would use and publish people's real identity to stop the playground antics ! Great Draw, I'm there .... Probably train it, football special in order ???[/p][/quote]And I'm sure you'll vouch I'm on pretty good pocket money for a man my age ;-) Btw Paul, the lads beano to Burnley coach is not on, but I'm still going, how I'm not sure, if your game! lutondown
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6:37pm Sun 2 Dec 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus!
Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result!
Come on you orns!
Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus! Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result! Come on you orns! DuffmanWFC
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6:39pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Holly68 says...

lutondown wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.
Constant jibing, hiding behind a username.

I wish these forums would use and publish people's real identity to stop the playground antics !

Great Draw, I'm there .... Probably train it, football special in order ???
And I'm sure you'll vouch I'm on pretty good pocket money for a man my age ;-)
Btw Paul, the lads beano to Burnley coach is not on, but I'm still going, how I'm not sure, if your game!
Yes seriously considering it
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we are all wondering if buckler and lutondown's pocket money will stretch to a trip up to Manchester.[/p][/quote]Constant jibing, hiding behind a username. I wish these forums would use and publish people's real identity to stop the playground antics ! Great Draw, I'm there .... Probably train it, football special in order ???[/p][/quote]And I'm sure you'll vouch I'm on pretty good pocket money for a man my age ;-) Btw Paul, the lads beano to Burnley coach is not on, but I'm still going, how I'm not sure, if your game![/p][/quote]Yes seriously considering it Holly68
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7:15pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Paul Gadd says...

Great to have got a Prem team to get the gate £££......a draw at their place and a win at ours will do nicely
Shame we didn't get to go to the 'kennel' and give the scum another 4-0 thrashing

COYH....and for one night only...Come on you Wolves!!
Great to have got a Prem team to get the gate £££......a draw at their place and a win at ours will do nicely Shame we didn't get to go to the 'kennel' and give the scum another 4-0 thrashing COYH....and for one night only...Come on you Wolves!! Paul Gadd
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7:46pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Taylor23 says...

Now it's time for the world to take notice

Here come the golden boys

COYH
Now it's time for the world to take notice Here come the golden boys COYH Taylor23
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7:54pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Please Sky make this your Monday game. Jet lagged or not, I'll be there! So sorry for the selfish wishes
Please Sky make this your Monday game. Jet lagged or not, I'll be there! So sorry for the selfish wishes lutondown
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7:56pm Sun 2 Dec 12

stevyweavy says...

Just relieved we've got an easy one for the start of our FA Cup campaign.
Just relieved we've got an easy one for the start of our FA Cup campaign. stevyweavy
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7:57pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I suspect the bookies will read it as the equivalent of a Blackpool beach donkey taking on Frankel.

But I wish you luck, seriously.
I suspect the bookies will read it as the equivalent of a Blackpool beach donkey taking on Frankel. But I wish you luck, seriously. Roy Stockdill
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8:01pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
I suspect the bookies will read it as the equivalent of a Blackpool beach donkey taking on Frankel.

But I wish you luck, seriously.
If Winston was alive he would say 'some Donkey, some Pegs'
Roy, stick to what you do best...eh what exactly is that?
Sorry, that was a cheap shot, and we graciously accept them good wishes, but it may be City who are the more nervous on this tie. We've nothing to lose, and on top of that, we are going to be very good. You heard it here first.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: I suspect the bookies will read it as the equivalent of a Blackpool beach donkey taking on Frankel. But I wish you luck, seriously.[/p][/quote]If Winston was alive he would say 'some Donkey, some Pegs' Roy, stick to what you do best...eh what exactly is that? Sorry, that was a cheap shot, and we graciously accept them good wishes, but it may be City who are the more nervous on this tie. We've nothing to lose, and on top of that, we are going to be very good. You heard it here first. lutondown
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8:02pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

micksolly wrote:
It will be a good test for us pity it wasn't a lower prem team but bring it on...you orns
Think big mate, and there are no bigger. City will not relish this, we will. I'm having a tenner on this.
[quote][p][bold]micksolly[/bold] wrote: It will be a good test for us pity it wasn't a lower prem team but bring it on...you orns[/p][/quote]Think big mate, and there are no bigger. City will not relish this, we will. I'm having a tenner on this. lutondown
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8:03pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

lutondown wrote:
micksolly wrote:
It will be a good test for us pity it wasn't a lower prem team but bring it on...you orns
Think big mate, and there are no bigger. City will not relish this, we will. I'm having a tenner on this.
Sugar, that's all my pocket money gone..boo hoo.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]micksolly[/bold] wrote: It will be a good test for us pity it wasn't a lower prem team but bring it on...you orns[/p][/quote]Think big mate, and there are no bigger. City will not relish this, we will. I'm having a tenner on this.[/p][/quote]Sugar, that's all my pocket money gone..boo hoo. lutondown
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8:17pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Noodlehornet says...

Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?
Manchester's in Yorkshire, right? Noodlehornet
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8:23pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Noodlehornet wrote:
Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?
Good job you didn't fight in the war of the roses! Don't think there's a red and white Rose ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Noodlehornet[/bold] wrote: Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?[/p][/quote]Good job you didn't fight in the war of the roses! Don't think there's a red and white Rose ;-) lutondown
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8:24pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Noodlehornet wrote:
Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?
I also think you might be a matador! Waving that red rag to a white Bull!
[quote][p][bold]Noodlehornet[/bold] wrote: Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?[/p][/quote]I also think you might be a matador! Waving that red rag to a white Bull! lutondown
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8:37pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Noodlehornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Noodlehornet wrote:
Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?
I also think you might be a matador! Waving that red rag to a white Bull!
Its near enough. I'll take a 6-1 away win please. With a side order of some of that bull in a nice pastry please.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noodlehornet[/bold] wrote: Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?[/p][/quote]I also think you might be a matador! Waving that red rag to a white Bull![/p][/quote]Its near enough. I'll take a 6-1 away win please. With a side order of some of that bull in a nice pastry please. Noodlehornet
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8:40pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1.

By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings!

The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.
Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1. By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings! The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1. Roy Stockdill
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8:48pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Holly68 says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus!
Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result!
Come on you orns!
We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted.

Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating

40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000

If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000

But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic

So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate

Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games.

Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round)

Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!!
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus! Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result! Come on you orns![/p][/quote]We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted. Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating 40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000 If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000 But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games. Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round) Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!! Holly68
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8:54pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Holly68 wrote:
DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus!
Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result!
Come on you orns!
We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted.

Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating

40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000

If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000

But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic

So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate

Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games.

Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round)

Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!!
Holly the number cruncher in heels!
I want snow, I'm selfish and I hate missing out.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus! Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result! Come on you orns![/p][/quote]We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted. Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating 40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000 If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000 But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games. Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round) Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!![/p][/quote]Holly the number cruncher in heels! I want snow, I'm selfish and I hate missing out. lutondown
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8:55pm Sun 2 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1.

By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings!

The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.
I'm going to put that tenner on us to win the whole thing, and you'll have to settle for Jacobs creek!
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1. By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings! The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.[/p][/quote]I'm going to put that tenner on us to win the whole thing, and you'll have to settle for Jacobs creek! lutondown
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9:08pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Ok, it's a deal!
Ok, it's a deal! Roy Stockdill
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9:15pm Sun 2 Dec 12

AndyHandShandy says...

I may be wrong but i think we get 15% of capacity for away games, which would mean,roughly, 8500. If only 10% would be just under 6000. least a
I may be wrong but i think we get 15% of capacity for away games, which would mean,roughly, 8500. If only 10% would be just under 6000. least a AndyHandShandy
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9:45pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Travelling Hornet says...

Looking forward to FF showing Teves the meaning of petulance.
Looking forward to FF showing Teves the meaning of petulance. Travelling Hornet
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9:45pm Sun 2 Dec 12

CARDIFFHORN says...

Holly68 wrote:
DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus!
Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result!
Come on you orns!
We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted.

Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating

40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000

If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000

But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic

So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate

Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games.

Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round)

Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!!
Without splitting hairs we only take 45% of the receipts.
[quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus! Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result! Come on you orns![/p][/quote]We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted. Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating 40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000 If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000 But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games. Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round) Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!![/p][/quote]Without splitting hairs we only take 45% of the receipts. CARDIFFHORN
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10:58pm Sun 2 Dec 12

AngelHornet says...

Great draw and the way we counter I'd say we have half a chance.
Just wish I could go, but too costly for me from Kent
Great draw and the way we counter I'd say we have half a chance. Just wish I could go, but too costly for me from Kent AngelHornet
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6:20am Mon 3 Dec 12

Boosey says...

I'll take the score draw, thank you!
I'll take the score draw, thank you! Boosey
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6:32am Mon 3 Dec 12

rogeruk says...

goldanboy wrote:
'there'
Watfordfc and Watford fans have quality all over, even checking and correcting their own spelling!

Forza Watford
[quote][p][bold]goldanboy[/bold] wrote: 'there'[/p][/quote]Watfordfc and Watford fans have quality all over, even checking and correcting their own spelling! Forza Watford rogeruk
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6:33am Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Noodlehornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Noodlehornet wrote:
Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?
I also think you might be a matador! Waving that red rag to a white Bull!
Its near enough. I'll take a 6-1 away win please. With a side order of some of that bull in a nice pastry please.
That would be a pukka pie then!
[quote][p][bold]Noodlehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noodlehornet[/bold] wrote: Manchester's in Yorkshire, right?[/p][/quote]I also think you might be a matador! Waving that red rag to a white Bull![/p][/quote]Its near enough. I'll take a 6-1 away win please. With a side order of some of that bull in a nice pastry please.[/p][/quote]That would be a pukka pie then! lutondown
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6:36am Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

rogeruk wrote:
goldanboy wrote:
'there'
Watfordfc and Watford fans have quality all over, even checking and correcting their own spelling!

Forza Watford
Sadly a lot of wordsmiths and grammar checkers but few attendees. Not aimed at Goldenboy by the way nor the 11000 who attend.
[quote][p][bold]rogeruk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goldanboy[/bold] wrote: 'there'[/p][/quote]Watfordfc and Watford fans have quality all over, even checking and correcting their own spelling! Forza Watford[/p][/quote]Sadly a lot of wordsmiths and grammar checkers but few attendees. Not aimed at Goldenboy by the way nor the 11000 who attend. lutondown
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9:25am Mon 3 Dec 12

Holly68 says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Holly68 wrote:
DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus!
Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result!
Come on you orns!
We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted.

Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating

40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000

If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000

But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic

So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate

Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games.

Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round)

Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!!
Without splitting hairs we only take 45% of the receipts.
Third
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus! Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result! Come on you orns![/p][/quote]We get a third as shared both clubs and FA after costs deducted. Pricing will be £25 adults £10 kids I'm guesstimating 40,000 ppl at mean average £20 = £800,000 minus costs £200,000 I reckon we get a third of £600,000 If on TV, as away team playing a prem team I think it's another £125,000 But suspect that unlikely to be on TV as some other big games and not at the Vic So £200,000 net gain is my guesstimate Which is the equivalent of net (after costs) from two league games. Then the players and management might have a draw or win bonus to come off the £200,000 (but then more revenue from replay or next round) Still much better than Stockport at home in front of 8,000 for a tenner !!![/p][/quote]Without splitting hairs we only take 45% of the receipts.[/p][/quote]Third Holly68
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10:30am Mon 3 Dec 12

Bringe says...

45% each according to the wikki god ... and 10% to the pool
45% each according to the wikki god ... and 10% to the pool Bringe
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12:24pm Mon 3 Dec 12

abbotshornet says...

It would be great if we get a famous victory and even better if lots of people can witness it on the TV. COYH
It would be great if we get a famous victory and even better if lots of people can witness it on the TV. COYH abbotshornet
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12:39pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Harrydownunder says...

Paul Gadd wrote:
Great to have got a Prem team to get the gate £££......a draw at their place and a win at ours will do nicely
Shame we didn't get to go to the 'kennel' and give the scum another 4-0 thrashing

COYH....and for one night only...Come on you Wolves!!
I was hoping for that too. A bit of revenge is in order!
[quote][p][bold]Paul Gadd[/bold] wrote: Great to have got a Prem team to get the gate £££......a draw at their place and a win at ours will do nicely Shame we didn't get to go to the 'kennel' and give the scum another 4-0 thrashing COYH....and for one night only...Come on you Wolves!![/p][/quote]I was hoping for that too. A bit of revenge is in order! Harrydownunder
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12:42pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Harrydownunder says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1.

By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings!

The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.
Yup, I remember that well. A few mates and I got a good kicking outside the sherwood arms!! Well worrth it to see us win in the second replay!
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1. By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings! The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.[/p][/quote]Yup, I remember that well. A few mates and I got a good kicking outside the sherwood arms!! Well worrth it to see us win in the second replay! Harrydownunder
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12:52pm Mon 3 Dec 12

grahamwfc says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
I suspect the bookies will read it as the equivalent of a Blackpool beach donkey taking on Frankel.

But I wish you luck, seriously.
Bit harsh referring to the Mancs as Blackpool Donkeys......
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: I suspect the bookies will read it as the equivalent of a Blackpool beach donkey taking on Frankel. But I wish you luck, seriously.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh referring to the Mancs as Blackpool Donkeys...... grahamwfc
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2:37pm Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Harrydownunder wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1.

By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings!

The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.
Yup, I remember that well. A few mates and I got a good kicking outside the sherwood arms!! Well worrth it to see us win in the second replay!
Hold up who won this one?
[quote][p][bold]Harrydownunder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Man City are currently favourites to win the FA Cup at 11-2. Watford are 250-1. By all means, have a tenner, lutondown. Seriously, I do wish you luck and I expect a large glass of Rioja out of your winnings! The last time Man City and Watford met in the FA Cup (at City) was on 5 Feb 1997 and City won 3-1.[/p][/quote]Yup, I remember that well. A few mates and I got a good kicking outside the sherwood arms!! Well worrth it to see us win in the second replay![/p][/quote]Hold up who won this one? lutondown
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2:58pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Yes, I wondered that!

Maybe he's thinking of 1986 when it did go to two replays. The teams drew 1-1 at City, 0-0 at Watford and Watford won the second replay at City 3-1.

I may not know a lot about present-day football but I do know enough about the internet to know that you can find the head-to-head results between any two teams with Google.
Yes, I wondered that! Maybe he's thinking of 1986 when it did go to two replays. The teams drew 1-1 at City, 0-0 at Watford and Watford won the second replay at City 3-1. I may not know a lot about present-day football but I do know enough about the internet to know that you can find the head-to-head results between any two teams with Google. Roy Stockdill
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6:09pm Mon 3 Dec 12

akureyri says...

I think I will be a glory hunter if the game is saturday and I can but a flight.
I think I will be a glory hunter if the game is saturday and I can but a flight. akureyri
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6:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

akureyri says...

akureyri wrote:
I think I will be a glory hunter if the game is saturday and I can but a flight.
buy a flight
[quote][p][bold]akureyri[/bold] wrote: I think I will be a glory hunter if the game is saturday and I can but a flight.[/p][/quote]buy a flight akureyri
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6:21pm Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

akureyri wrote:
akureyri wrote:
I think I will be a glory hunter if the game is saturday and I can but a flight.
buy a flight
I'm in Florida that weekend, I was really looking forward to it, now I'm not.
**** it
[quote][p][bold]akureyri[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]akureyri[/bold] wrote: I think I will be a glory hunter if the game is saturday and I can but a flight.[/p][/quote]buy a flight[/p][/quote]I'm in Florida that weekend, I was really looking forward to it, now I'm not. **** it lutondown
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10:03pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Taxidermist says...

DuffmanWFC wrote:
Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus!
Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result!
Come on you orns!
Just to correct one point we will not get 50% of the gate money, it is divided as follows:
(iii) In matches played in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Rounds of the Competition Proper, the net gate receipts of each match shall be divided as follows:
45% to each Club competing in the match.
10% to the Pool.
(iv) In replayed matches in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Rounds of the Competition Proper the net gate receipts of each match shall be divided as follows:
5% to The Association.
42.5% to each Club.
10% to the Pool.
[quote][p][bold]DuffmanWFC[/bold] wrote: Great draw and I really think we can cause an upset! Half the gate receipts too so that should be a good £500,000 plus! Hope we can get a good ticket allocation and sell out and maybe we can start to pull in the extra fans off the back of a good result! Come on you orns![/p][/quote]Just to correct one point we will not get 50% of the gate money, it is divided as follows: (iii) In matches played in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Rounds of the Competition Proper, the net gate receipts of each match shall be divided as follows: 45% to each Club competing in the match. 10% to the Pool. (iv) In replayed matches in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Rounds of the Competition Proper the net gate receipts of each match shall be divided as follows: 5% to The Association. 42.5% to each Club. 10% to the Pool. Taxidermist
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10:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I would have thought Watford may just have had a better chance of winning the tie if Manchester City had not been dumped out of the European Champions League because City then might have fielded a third team, bearing in mind that to the big clubs the FA Cup is no longer the major prize it once was, sadly for the history of the game.

However, I suspect City would quite fancy a double of the Premiership and FA Cup, so they will probably field one of their best teams from their squad.
I would have thought Watford may just have had a better chance of winning the tie if Manchester City had not been dumped out of the European Champions League because City then might have fielded a third team, bearing in mind that to the big clubs the FA Cup is no longer the major prize it once was, sadly for the history of the game. However, I suspect City would quite fancy a double of the Premiership and FA Cup, so they will probably field one of their best teams from their squad. Roy Stockdill
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10:22pm Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
I would have thought Watford may just have had a better chance of winning the tie if Manchester City had not been dumped out of the European Champions League because City then might have fielded a third team, bearing in mind that to the big clubs the FA Cup is no longer the major prize it once was, sadly for the history of the game.

However, I suspect City would quite fancy a double of the Premiership and FA Cup, so they will probably field one of their best teams from their squad.
They can bring their tanks and guns and we will beat them. Roy, it's written in the stars
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: I would have thought Watford may just have had a better chance of winning the tie if Manchester City had not been dumped out of the European Champions League because City then might have fielded a third team, bearing in mind that to the big clubs the FA Cup is no longer the major prize it once was, sadly for the history of the game. However, I suspect City would quite fancy a double of the Premiership and FA Cup, so they will probably field one of their best teams from their squad.[/p][/quote]They can bring their tanks and guns and we will beat them. Roy, it's written in the stars lutondown
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10:34pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

My psychic adviser suggests that your only hope is if Watford manage to get them back to a replay at Vicarage Road!
My psychic adviser suggests that your only hope is if Watford manage to get them back to a replay at Vicarage Road! Roy Stockdill
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10:38pm Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Sir Alexander of Hillcroft wrote:
All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....

Watford FC striker Troy Deeney has been fined after pleading guilty to motoring offences.

Deeney, 24, admitted failing to produce a driving licence, proof of insurance and proof of having an MOT during a hearing at Solihull Magistrates Court last Thursday (November 29).

The in-form frontman was stopped by West Midlands Police close to his Chelmsley Wood home on September 27, less than three weeks after he was released from jail having served three months of a 10-month sentence for kicking a man in the head on a night out in Birmingham.


Deeney was fined £666 and ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The former Walsall striker has scored eight goals this season, six in his last five matches.
And your point is? What is this Troy watch. You can hardly equate a motoring offence with his original crime.
He obviously has a licence otherwise that would have been part of the charge.
I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alexander of Hillcroft[/bold] wrote: All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken.... Watford FC striker Troy Deeney has been fined after pleading guilty to motoring offences. Deeney, 24, admitted failing to produce a driving licence, proof of insurance and proof of having an MOT during a hearing at Solihull Magistrates Court last Thursday (November 29). The in-form frontman was stopped by West Midlands Police close to his Chelmsley Wood home on September 27, less than three weeks after he was released from jail having served three months of a 10-month sentence for kicking a man in the head on a night out in Birmingham. Deeney was fined £666 and ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge. The former Walsall striker has scored eight goals this season, six in his last five matches.[/p][/quote]And your point is? What is this Troy watch. You can hardly equate a motoring offence with his original crime. He obviously has a licence otherwise that would have been part of the charge. I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in. lutondown
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10:51pm Mon 3 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Sir Alexander of Hillcroft wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Sir Alexander of Hillcroft wrote:
All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....

Watford FC striker Troy Deeney has been fined after pleading guilty to motoring offences.

Deeney, 24, admitted failing to produce a driving licence, proof of insurance and proof of having an MOT during a hearing at Solihull Magistrates Court last Thursday (November 29).

The in-form frontman was stopped by West Midlands Police close to his Chelmsley Wood home on September 27, less than three weeks after he was released from jail having served three months of a 10-month sentence for kicking a man in the head on a night out in Birmingham.


Deeney was fined £666 and ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The former Walsall striker has scored eight goals this season, six in his last five matches.
And your point is? What is this Troy watch. You can hardly equate a motoring offence with his original crime.
He obviously has a licence otherwise that would have been part of the charge.
I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.
My point, CouncilHouse, is in the first paragraph of my post - which, for your benefit, is repeated below

All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....
It's a motoring offence, most of us commit them every day. Anyway why do you watch football? It's full of us council house types come good. I mean in your Over priced three bed semi in a dilapidated part of South Oxhey borders, your pretensions of grandeur should have you heading to Twickers not the Vic.
He's scored eight goals, he's only scored eight goals, eight goals he's only scored eight goals..was there anything else?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alexander of Hillcroft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Alexander of Hillcroft[/bold] wrote: All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken.... Watford FC striker Troy Deeney has been fined after pleading guilty to motoring offences. Deeney, 24, admitted failing to produce a driving licence, proof of insurance and proof of having an MOT during a hearing at Solihull Magistrates Court last Thursday (November 29). The in-form frontman was stopped by West Midlands Police close to his Chelmsley Wood home on September 27, less than three weeks after he was released from jail having served three months of a 10-month sentence for kicking a man in the head on a night out in Birmingham. Deeney was fined £666 and ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge. The former Walsall striker has scored eight goals this season, six in his last five matches.[/p][/quote]And your point is? What is this Troy watch. You can hardly equate a motoring offence with his original crime. He obviously has a licence otherwise that would have been part of the charge. I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.[/p][/quote]My point, CouncilHouse, is in the first paragraph of my post - which, for your benefit, is repeated below All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....[/p][/quote]It's a motoring offence, most of us commit them every day. Anyway why do you watch football? It's full of us council house types come good. I mean in your Over priced three bed semi in a dilapidated part of South Oxhey borders, your pretensions of grandeur should have you heading to Twickers not the Vic. He's scored eight goals, he's only scored eight goals, eight goals he's only scored eight goals..was there anything else? lutondown
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12:40am Tue 4 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

D.unstable wrote:
Sir Alexander of Hillcroft wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Sir Alexander of Hillcroft wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Sir Alexander of Hillcroft wrote:
All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....

Watford FC striker Troy Deeney has been fined after pleading guilty to motoring offences.

Deeney, 24, admitted failing to produce a driving licence, proof of insurance and proof of having an MOT during a hearing at Solihull Magistrates Court last Thursday (November 29).

The in-form frontman was stopped by West Midlands Police close to his Chelmsley Wood home on September 27, less than three weeks after he was released from jail having served three months of a 10-month sentence for kicking a man in the head on a night out in Birmingham.


Deeney was fined £666 and ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The former Walsall striker has scored eight goals this season, six in his last five matches.
And your point is? What is this Troy watch. You can hardly equate a motoring offence with his original crime.
He obviously has a licence otherwise that would have been part of the charge.
I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.
My point, CouncilHouse, is in the first paragraph of my post - which, for your benefit, is repeated below

All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....
It's a motoring offence, most of us commit them every day. Anyway why do you watch football? It's full of us council house types come good. I mean in your Over priced three bed semi in a dilapidated part of South Oxhey borders, your pretensions of grandeur should have you heading to Twickers not the Vic.
He's scored eight goals, he's only scored eight goals, eight goals he's only scored eight goals..was there anything else?
LoL!!
You take the bait every time, don't you, CouncilHouse?!! Night night
Breaking news!!! Watford striker was spotted mixing his recyclable plastic with his card and paper only 2 months after his release from jail. The Watford Observer would like to thank weird Deeney stalker Alex from Sarf Oxhey for bringing this to the attention of all that give a 5hit.
Deeney can do what he likes as long as he's banging in the goals.
We all know that footballers are exempt from the law anyway!
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Alexander of Hillcroft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Alexander of Hillcroft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Alexander of Hillcroft[/bold] wrote: All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken.... Watford FC striker Troy Deeney has been fined after pleading guilty to motoring offences. Deeney, 24, admitted failing to produce a driving licence, proof of insurance and proof of having an MOT during a hearing at Solihull Magistrates Court last Thursday (November 29). The in-form frontman was stopped by West Midlands Police close to his Chelmsley Wood home on September 27, less than three weeks after he was released from jail having served three months of a 10-month sentence for kicking a man in the head on a night out in Birmingham. Deeney was fined £666 and ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge. The former Walsall striker has scored eight goals this season, six in his last five matches.[/p][/quote]And your point is? What is this Troy watch. You can hardly equate a motoring offence with his original crime. He obviously has a licence otherwise that would have been part of the charge. I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.[/p][/quote]My point, CouncilHouse, is in the first paragraph of my post - which, for your benefit, is repeated below All those who hoped Troy's stretch in clink may have engendered a willingness to live within the law within him, were sadly mistaken....[/p][/quote]It's a motoring offence, most of us commit them every day. Anyway why do you watch football? It's full of us council house types come good. I mean in your Over priced three bed semi in a dilapidated part of South Oxhey borders, your pretensions of grandeur should have you heading to Twickers not the Vic. He's scored eight goals, he's only scored eight goals, eight goals he's only scored eight goals..was there anything else?[/p][/quote]LoL!! You take the bait every time, don't you, CouncilHouse?!! Night night[/p][/quote]Breaking news!!! Watford striker was spotted mixing his recyclable plastic with his card and paper only 2 months after his release from jail. The Watford Observer would like to thank weird Deeney stalker Alex from Sarf Oxhey for bringing this to the attention of all that give a 5hit.[/p][/quote]Deeney can do what he likes as long as he's banging in the goals. We all know that footballers are exempt from the law anyway! GianlucaVialli the better italian
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3:11am Tue 4 Dec 12

PhilippineOrn says...

I don't know the conditions of his parole but most any brush with the law has the possibility of him being thrown back inside.
I don't know the conditions of his parole but most any brush with the law has the possibility of him being thrown back inside. PhilippineOrn
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8:59am Tue 4 Dec 12

tommy gunn says...

If the offence was as reported above, then it was failing to produce the documents rather than not having them hardly an offence for him to return 'inside'.
If the offence was as reported above, then it was failing to produce the documents rather than not having them hardly an offence for him to return 'inside'. tommy gunn
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9:09am Tue 4 Dec 12

endean2 says...

obviously some are bereft of something interesting to talk about

why not just concentrate on the football
obviously some are bereft of something interesting to talk about why not just concentrate on the football endean2
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10:13am Tue 4 Dec 12

Jon_mk says...

Any idea when the exact date and kick off will be announced?

I could crush a grape!
Any idea when the exact date and kick off will be announced? I could crush a grape! Jon_mk
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10:21am Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.<

Pity the Yorkshire Ripper's a bit old for football now. I believe he was a useful midfielder in his day.

As for Deeney, surely it must be obvious to even the most blind and bigoted fan that he is, like many footballers, not just as thick as the proverbial plank but as an entire woodshed. He clearly has very little respect for the law, assuming he even knows what it is.
>I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.< Pity the Yorkshire Ripper's a bit old for football now. I believe he was a useful midfielder in his day. As for Deeney, surely it must be obvious to even the most blind and bigoted fan that he is, like many footballers, not just as thick as the proverbial plank but as an entire woodshed. He clearly has very little respect for the law, assuming he even knows what it is. Roy Stockdill
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10:35am Tue 4 Dec 12

buckler says...

Looks like Vialli and Stockdill have seen the errors of there ways! Both trying to get on our Christmas card list! New villain top of my hit list to run out of town seems to be this HillBilly Alexander? Who are you!
Looks like Vialli and Stockdill have seen the errors of there ways! Both trying to get on our Christmas card list! New villain top of my hit list to run out of town seems to be this HillBilly Alexander? Who are you! buckler
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11:06am Tue 4 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.&lt;

Pity the Yorkshire Ripper's a bit old for football now. I believe he was a useful midfielder in his day.

As for Deeney, surely it must be obvious to even the most blind and bigoted fan that he is, like many footballers, not just as thick as the proverbial plank but as an entire woodshed. He clearly has very little respect for the law, assuming he even knows what it is.
"Respect for the law" there's a good one.

Sorry Roy but there's no victim this time, and he'll pay for his laxness. If Troy has a low opinion of the system I'm sure he is not alone, built by Tories for Tories under the guise of serving the public.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I do agree with the last part, he's scored eight goals, six recently. That's all I'm interested in.< Pity the Yorkshire Ripper's a bit old for football now. I believe he was a useful midfielder in his day. As for Deeney, surely it must be obvious to even the most blind and bigoted fan that he is, like many footballers, not just as thick as the proverbial plank but as an entire woodshed. He clearly has very little respect for the law, assuming he even knows what it is.[/p][/quote]"Respect for the law" there's a good one. Sorry Roy but there's no victim this time, and he'll pay for his laxness. If Troy has a low opinion of the system I'm sure he is not alone, built by Tories for Tories under the guise of serving the public. Bringe
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1:12pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Motoring offences are NOT victimless crimes. At the end of the day we all pay, one way or another.

I wonder why he failed to produce his licence, proof of insurance and MoT certificate if he had them? Was any explanation given to the court?

I find the views of some of you cockeyed fans increasingly hilarious! Presumably you wouldn't mind a mass murderer or a paedophile playing for Watford as long as he scored goals?
Motoring offences are NOT victimless crimes. At the end of the day we all pay, one way or another. I wonder why he failed to produce his licence, proof of insurance and MoT certificate if he had them? Was any explanation given to the court? I find the views of some of you cockeyed fans increasingly hilarious! Presumably you wouldn't mind a mass murderer or a paedophile playing for Watford as long as he scored goals? Roy Stockdill
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1:12pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Harrydownunder says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Yes, I wondered that!

Maybe he's thinking of 1986 when it did go to two replays. The teams drew 1-1 at City, 0-0 at Watford and Watford won the second replay at City 3-1.

I may not know a lot about present-day football but I do know enough about the internet to know that you can find the head-to-head results between any two teams with Google.
Yes, I was thinking of the 86 one!! I went to all 3 matches, from memory we were outplayed in the first two and stormed home in the third. Those were the days before penalties ruined the magic of the fa cup!
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Yes, I wondered that! Maybe he's thinking of 1986 when it did go to two replays. The teams drew 1-1 at City, 0-0 at Watford and Watford won the second replay at City 3-1. I may not know a lot about present-day football but I do know enough about the internet to know that you can find the head-to-head results between any two teams with Google.[/p][/quote]Yes, I was thinking of the 86 one!! I went to all 3 matches, from memory we were outplayed in the first two and stormed home in the third. Those were the days before penalties ruined the magic of the fa cup! Harrydownunder
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1:17pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>If Troy has a low opinion of the system I'm sure he is not alone, built by Tories for Tories under the guise of serving the public.<

I bet a political discussion with Troy would be an interesting exercise! He must be the intellectual of the Watford changing room and I'm sure the other plays must be queueing up to hear his views on Budget Day.
>If Troy has a low opinion of the system I'm sure he is not alone, built by Tories for Tories under the guise of serving the public.< I bet a political discussion with Troy would be an interesting exercise! He must be the intellectual of the Watford changing room and I'm sure the other plays must be queueing up to hear his views on Budget Day. Roy Stockdill
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2:27pm Tue 4 Dec 12

PhilippineOrn says...

A veritable Mike Dicken of the footballing world.
A veritable Mike Dicken of the footballing world. PhilippineOrn
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2:31pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Motoring offences are NOT victimless crimes. At the end of the day we all pay, one way or another.

I wonder why he failed to produce his licence, proof of insurance and MoT certificate if he had them? Was any explanation given to the court?

I find the views of some of you cockeyed fans increasingly hilarious! Presumably you wouldn't mind a mass murderer or a paedophile playing for Watford as long as he scored goals?
Maybe they're at his mothers house, maybe in storage, maybe anything -
Why don't you explain to us all how we are victims of this motoring offence when he has quite clearly put £751 into the common purse?
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Motoring offences are NOT victimless crimes. At the end of the day we all pay, one way or another. I wonder why he failed to produce his licence, proof of insurance and MoT certificate if he had them? Was any explanation given to the court? I find the views of some of you cockeyed fans increasingly hilarious! Presumably you wouldn't mind a mass murderer or a paedophile playing for Watford as long as he scored goals?[/p][/quote]Maybe they're at his mothers house, maybe in storage, maybe anything - Why don't you explain to us all how we are victims of this motoring offence when he has quite clearly put £751 into the common purse? Bringe
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2:45pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;If Troy has a low opinion of the system I'm sure he is not alone, built by Tories for Tories under the guise of serving the public.&lt;

I bet a political discussion with Troy would be an interesting exercise! He must be the intellectual of the Watford changing room and I'm sure the other plays must be queueing up to hear his views on Budget Day.
With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >If Troy has a low opinion of the system I'm sure he is not alone, built by Tories for Tories under the guise of serving the public.< I bet a political discussion with Troy would be an interesting exercise! He must be the intellectual of the Watford changing room and I'm sure the other plays must be queueing up to hear his views on Budget Day.[/p][/quote]With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others). Bringe
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2:48pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I was speaking in general terms.

Although Deeney wasn't charged with driving without a licence, insurance or MoT (only failing to produce them), those offences pose a serious danger to the public, yet magistrates seem to let motorists off lightly and some of the comments above seem to suggest that some drivers think being caught is a joke and doesn't matter.

Apart from the risk of an unlicensed, uninsured driver killing or injuring someone, it affects everybody when the insurance companies put their premiums up.

The costs of a court hearing are also considerable when all kinds of unidentifiable things are taken into account, so I doubt £751 covered it all.

In any event, he must be very stupid if he didn't realise he was committing an offence by not producing the documents. Does no-one at Watford FC take responsibility for guiding tearaways like Deeney and helping to keep him on the straight and narrow?
I was speaking in general terms. Although Deeney wasn't charged with driving without a licence, insurance or MoT (only failing to produce them), those offences pose a serious danger to the public, yet magistrates seem to let motorists off lightly and some of the comments above seem to suggest that some drivers think being caught is a joke and doesn't matter. Apart from the risk of an unlicensed, uninsured driver killing or injuring someone, it affects everybody when the insurance companies put their premiums up. The costs of a court hearing are also considerable when all kinds of unidentifiable things are taken into account, so I doubt £751 covered it all. In any event, he must be very stupid if he didn't realise he was committing an offence by not producing the documents. Does no-one at Watford FC take responsibility for guiding tearaways like Deeney and helping to keep him on the straight and narrow? Roy Stockdill
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2:55pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).<

The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC.

I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example!
>With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).< The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC. I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example! Roy Stockdill
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2:56pm Tue 4 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
I was speaking in general terms.

Although Deeney wasn't charged with driving without a licence, insurance or MoT (only failing to produce them), those offences pose a serious danger to the public, yet magistrates seem to let motorists off lightly and some of the comments above seem to suggest that some drivers think being caught is a joke and doesn't matter.

Apart from the risk of an unlicensed, uninsured driver killing or injuring someone, it affects everybody when the insurance companies put their premiums up.

The costs of a court hearing are also considerable when all kinds of unidentifiable things are taken into account, so I doubt £751 covered it all.

In any event, he must be very stupid if he didn't realise he was committing an offence by not producing the documents. Does no-one at Watford FC take responsibility for guiding tearaways like Deeney and helping to keep him on the straight and narrow?
Roy, he had these things so how was he a serious danger? And even if he had, not having documents never killed anyone Or injured them.
Look this is a football forum not a chance to team up with the self appointed teat Sir Sth Oxhey borders, to spout draconian indignation.
This is a thread about our team, that you have no affection for playing Man City, not Troys indiscretions.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: I was speaking in general terms. Although Deeney wasn't charged with driving without a licence, insurance or MoT (only failing to produce them), those offences pose a serious danger to the public, yet magistrates seem to let motorists off lightly and some of the comments above seem to suggest that some drivers think being caught is a joke and doesn't matter. Apart from the risk of an unlicensed, uninsured driver killing or injuring someone, it affects everybody when the insurance companies put their premiums up. The costs of a court hearing are also considerable when all kinds of unidentifiable things are taken into account, so I doubt £751 covered it all. In any event, he must be very stupid if he didn't realise he was committing an offence by not producing the documents. Does no-one at Watford FC take responsibility for guiding tearaways like Deeney and helping to keep him on the straight and narrow?[/p][/quote]Roy, he had these things so how was he a serious danger? And even if he had, not having documents never killed anyone Or injured them. Look this is a football forum not a chance to team up with the self appointed teat Sir Sth Oxhey borders, to spout draconian indignation. This is a thread about our team, that you have no affection for playing Man City, not Troys indiscretions. lutondown
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3:00pm Tue 4 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite &quot;Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).&lt;

The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC.

I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example!
Ok so your grammatically superior to us. We bow, so can you now booger
(misspelled) off back to winding the Commies up.
By the way most people send their messages in; on the hop from phones and other mobile devices not sat in front of their pcs.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).< The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC. I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example![/p][/quote]Ok so your grammatically superior to us. We bow, so can you now booger (misspelled) off back to winding the Commies up. By the way most people send their messages in; on the hop from phones and other mobile devices not sat in front of their pcs. lutondown
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4:16pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bringe says...

So I typo'd rhetoric, silly me and of course I should know better with favourite because I deplore US bastardisations almost as much as I do their politics.
Doesn't detract from your loneliness though Roy, you really should get out more.

Anyway for anyone who came on here to read about WFC and not just moan about it's staffing policy:

The City game is NOT going to be shown live.
So I typo'd rhetoric, silly me and of course I should know better with favourite because I deplore US bastardisations almost as much as I do their politics. Doesn't detract from your loneliness though Roy, you really should get out more. Anyway for anyone who came on here to read about WFC and not just moan about it's staffing policy: The City game is NOT going to be shown live. Bringe
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4:35pm Tue 4 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite &quot;Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).&lt;

The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC.

I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example!
Haha it is nice that we agree for once, united against a common enemy!
Roy Stockdill appears to be an aged moron who was educated in the Stone Age and has no knowledge of the modern education system
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).< The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC. I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example![/p][/quote]Haha it is nice that we agree for once, united against a common enemy! Roy Stockdill appears to be an aged moron who was educated in the Stone Age and has no knowledge of the modern education system GianlucaVialli the better italian
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5:15pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Actually, I had a very good, traditional education at a grammar school in Yorkshire and after leaving school I went to evening classes while working as a junior reporter on the local evening paper and passed A-Levels in English and History. I like to say, in the old cliche, that I was educated in the university of life.I have spent all my working life in publishing of one kind or another - newspapers, magazines and books - and consider myself a highly literate exponent of the English language.

From what I read these days, modern exams are dumbed down so that almost anybody can pass them and I constantly hear of employers complaining that young people are semi-literate and innumerate and unemployable. That is probably because they mostly go to comprehensive schools, with incompetent teachers, where everyone is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Bring back the grammar schools!
Actually, I had a very good, traditional education at a grammar school in Yorkshire and after leaving school I went to evening classes while working as a junior reporter on the local evening paper and passed A-Levels in English and History. I like to say, in the old cliche, that I was educated in the university of life.I have spent all my working life in publishing of one kind or another - newspapers, magazines and books - and consider myself a highly literate exponent of the English language. From what I read these days, modern exams are dumbed down so that almost anybody can pass them and I constantly hear of employers complaining that young people are semi-literate and innumerate and unemployable. That is probably because they mostly go to comprehensive schools, with incompetent teachers, where everyone is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Bring back the grammar schools! Roy Stockdill
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5:44pm Tue 4 Dec 12

SAHornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite &quot;Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).&lt;

The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC.

I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example!
Ok so your grammatically superior to us. We bow, so can you now booger
(misspelled) off back to winding the Commies up.
By the way most people send their messages in; on the hop from phones and other mobile devices not sat in front of their pcs.
I don't LD. My 12 year old nokia is incapable of owt else other than sms or calls....ahhh bliss. By the way, who's this Stockdilly tool?
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).< The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC. I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example![/p][/quote]Ok so your grammatically superior to us. We bow, so can you now booger (misspelled) off back to winding the Commies up. By the way most people send their messages in; on the hop from phones and other mobile devices not sat in front of their pcs.[/p][/quote]I don't LD. My 12 year old nokia is incapable of owt else other than sms or calls....ahhh bliss. By the way, who's this Stockdilly tool? SAHornet
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6:17pm Tue 4 Dec 12

lutondown says...

SAHornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite &quot;Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).&lt;

The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC.

I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example!
Ok so your grammatically superior to us. We bow, so can you now booger
(misspelled) off back to winding the Commies up.
By the way most people send their messages in; on the hop from phones and other mobile devices not sat in front of their pcs.
I don't LD. My 12 year old nokia is incapable of owt else other than sms or calls....ahhh bliss. By the way, who's this Stockdilly tool?
Yes but that's what you get when you live in the darkest jungle. Btw have you found Dr Livingstone yet?
12 year old? Cheapskate
;-)
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >With all due respect I'm sure many of us would prefer to listen to Troy's political views rather than your sad, sorry DMR retoric or tales of your favorite "Spanish Rioja" (as if there were others).< The word is spelt FAVOURITE. Favorite is the American version and, sadly, too many people appear not to know the difference these days. The other word you misspelt is RHETORIC. I blame modern education of which I expect Deeney is a typical example![/p][/quote]Ok so your grammatically superior to us. We bow, so can you now booger (misspelled) off back to winding the Commies up. By the way most people send their messages in; on the hop from phones and other mobile devices not sat in front of their pcs.[/p][/quote]I don't LD. My 12 year old nokia is incapable of owt else other than sms or calls....ahhh bliss. By the way, who's this Stockdilly tool?[/p][/quote]Yes but that's what you get when you live in the darkest jungle. Btw have you found Dr Livingstone yet? 12 year old? Cheapskate ;-) lutondown
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7:39pm Tue 4 Dec 12

KeithMercer says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Actually, I had a very good, traditional education at a grammar school in Yorkshire and after leaving school I went to evening classes while working as a junior reporter on the local evening paper and passed A-Levels in English and History. I like to say, in the old cliche, that I was educated in the university of life.I have spent all my working life in publishing of one kind or another - newspapers, magazines and books - and consider myself a highly literate exponent of the English language.

From what I read these days, modern exams are dumbed down so that almost anybody can pass them and I constantly hear of employers complaining that young people are semi-literate and innumerate and unemployable. That is probably because they mostly go to comprehensive schools, with incompetent teachers, where everyone is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Bring back the grammar schools!
Roy ! Roy ! Roy !,
I thought I had told you to jog on !
no one is interested in your silly ramblings ! Find another forum , maybe the Gilbert & sullivan appreciation society or Collecting stamps is the new rock and roll group !!
we aint listening we dont care if you long for the days when you would go to a pub on Fleet st and a young bumfluff guy called Samuels would flush your Brylcreamed head down the lav!!. Those days are over Roy ! its time to move on and find a new friend !! Have you met Bushey Tales ??
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Actually, I had a very good, traditional education at a grammar school in Yorkshire and after leaving school I went to evening classes while working as a junior reporter on the local evening paper and passed A-Levels in English and History. I like to say, in the old cliche, that I was educated in the university of life.I have spent all my working life in publishing of one kind or another - newspapers, magazines and books - and consider myself a highly literate exponent of the English language. From what I read these days, modern exams are dumbed down so that almost anybody can pass them and I constantly hear of employers complaining that young people are semi-literate and innumerate and unemployable. That is probably because they mostly go to comprehensive schools, with incompetent teachers, where everyone is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Bring back the grammar schools![/p][/quote]Roy ! Roy ! Roy !, I thought I had told you to jog on ! no one is interested in your silly ramblings ! Find another forum , maybe the Gilbert & sullivan appreciation society or Collecting stamps is the new rock and roll group !! we aint listening we dont care if you long for the days when you would go to a pub on Fleet st and a young bumfluff guy called Samuels would flush your Brylcreamed head down the lav!!. Those days are over Roy ! its time to move on and find a new friend !! Have you met Bushey Tales ?? KeithMercer
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7:43pm Tue 4 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Actually, I had a very good, traditional education at a grammar school in Yorkshire and after leaving school I went to evening classes while working as a junior reporter on the local evening paper and passed A-Levels in English and History. I like to say, in the old cliche, that I was educated in the university of life.I have spent all my working life in publishing of one kind or another - newspapers, magazines and books - and consider myself a highly literate exponent of the English language.

From what I read these days, modern exams are dumbed down so that almost anybody can pass them and I constantly hear of employers complaining that young people are semi-literate and innumerate and unemployable. That is probably because they mostly go to comprehensive schools, with incompetent teachers, where everyone is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Bring back the grammar schools!
It's shallow minded of you to claim that the whole modern education system and that everyone from comprehensive schools is dumbed down (including this sportsfan). Have you attempted a modern exam, or just read about it in your precious books and newspapers. Interesting you say you only passed your a-levels and didn't go to uni, maybe your not the Albert Einstein you claim to be.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Actually, I had a very good, traditional education at a grammar school in Yorkshire and after leaving school I went to evening classes while working as a junior reporter on the local evening paper and passed A-Levels in English and History. I like to say, in the old cliche, that I was educated in the university of life.I have spent all my working life in publishing of one kind or another - newspapers, magazines and books - and consider myself a highly literate exponent of the English language. From what I read these days, modern exams are dumbed down so that almost anybody can pass them and I constantly hear of employers complaining that young people are semi-literate and innumerate and unemployable. That is probably because they mostly go to comprehensive schools, with incompetent teachers, where everyone is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Bring back the grammar schools![/p][/quote]It's shallow minded of you to claim that the whole modern education system and that everyone from comprehensive schools is dumbed down (including this sportsfan). Have you attempted a modern exam, or just read about it in your precious books and newspapers. Interesting you say you only passed your a-levels and didn't go to uni, maybe your not the Albert Einstein you claim to be. GianlucaVialli the better italian
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10:20pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

These forums are a joke now. Came to read about Watford FC and it ends up on the British education system and Roy Stockdicks life story AGAIN...
These forums are a joke now. Came to read about Watford FC and it ends up on the British education system and Roy Stockdicks life story AGAIN... Smilingburkinshaw
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10:23pm Tue 4 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
These forums are a joke now. Came to read about Watford FC and it ends up on the British education system and Roy Stockdicks life story AGAIN...
Exactly, this was about our cup tie and it turns into a debate about Troys lack of admin skills ( him and a billion other young men) and Roy's academic achievements.
To bring back on track, I really think City will not relish this one.
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: These forums are a joke now. Came to read about Watford FC and it ends up on the British education system and Roy Stockdicks life story AGAIN...[/p][/quote]Exactly, this was about our cup tie and it turns into a debate about Troys lack of admin skills ( him and a billion other young men) and Roy's academic achievements. To bring back on track, I really think City will not relish this one. lutondown
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10:32pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Well I've booked my train tickets, when do the tickets for game go on sale? Can't wait, we are definetely a potential banana skin for them! Just hope it's close and we don't get smashed like we did at Chelsea a few years back! Was all excited before that game but wanted to leave at ht!!! Much better team now though!!!
Well I've booked my train tickets, when do the tickets for game go on sale? Can't wait, we are definetely a potential banana skin for them! Just hope it's close and we don't get smashed like we did at Chelsea a few years back! Was all excited before that game but wanted to leave at ht!!! Much better team now though!!! Smilingburkinshaw
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10:34pm Tue 4 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
Well I've booked my train tickets, when do the tickets for game go on sale? Can't wait, we are definetely a potential banana skin for them! Just hope it's close and we don't get smashed like we did at Chelsea a few years back! Was all excited before that game but wanted to leave at ht!!! Much better team now though!!!
Different proposition now. Be good to see how our team perform against the top team in the land.
Anyway Loach had a mare that day.
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: Well I've booked my train tickets, when do the tickets for game go on sale? Can't wait, we are definetely a potential banana skin for them! Just hope it's close and we don't get smashed like we did at Chelsea a few years back! Was all excited before that game but wanted to leave at ht!!! Much better team now though!!![/p][/quote]Different proposition now. Be good to see how our team perform against the top team in the land. Anyway Loach had a mare that day. lutondown
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10:40pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I wish Watford luck, seriously.

But I think your best bet is to hope that Man City put out a second team and that you can get them back to Vicarage Road for a replay.

However, I feel bound to ask a simple question: how many Watford players would get into Man City's squad?
I wish Watford luck, seriously. But I think your best bet is to hope that Man City put out a second team and that you can get them back to Vicarage Road for a replay. However, I feel bound to ask a simple question: how many Watford players would get into Man City's squad? Roy Stockdill
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10:42pm Tue 4 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
I wish Watford luck, seriously.

But I think your best bet is to hope that Man City put out a second team and that you can get them back to Vicarage Road for a replay.

However, I feel bound to ask a simple question: how many Watford players would get into Man City's squad?
22. And we don't want none of theirs.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: I wish Watford luck, seriously. But I think your best bet is to hope that Man City put out a second team and that you can get them back to Vicarage Road for a replay. However, I feel bound to ask a simple question: how many Watford players would get into Man City's squad?[/p][/quote]22. And we don't want none of theirs. lutondown
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10:58pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

The classic response of the purblind, tribal, cockeyed football fan obsessed with only one team who seemingly possesses neither logic or reason.

Why don't you all grow up and accept that you are **** into the wind?
The classic response of the purblind, tribal, cockeyed football fan obsessed with only one team who seemingly possesses neither logic or reason. Why don't you all grow up and accept that you are **** into the wind? Roy Stockdill
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11:52pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Troy Matthew Deeney was born in the registration district of Solihull South, Warwickshire, in July 1988, mother's maiden name also Deeney.

There were three other Deeneys also born at Solihull between 1991 and 1996, mother's maiden name also Deeney.

Of course, this could be a complete coincidence.
Troy Matthew Deeney was born in the registration district of Solihull South, Warwickshire, in July 1988, mother's maiden name also Deeney. There were three other Deeneys also born at Solihull between 1991 and 1996, mother's maiden name also Deeney. Of course, this could be a complete coincidence. Roy Stockdill
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12:27am Wed 5 Dec 12

Moffathornet says...

Jog on Roy...Just waiting for details of ticket sales..8000 hornets out singing Man city...welcome to the big time!!! So much to be happy about without these morons on here...
Jog on Roy...Just waiting for details of ticket sales..8000 hornets out singing Man city...welcome to the big time!!! So much to be happy about without these morons on here... Moffathornet
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12:39am Wed 5 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
These forums are a joke now. Came to read about Watford FC and it ends up on the British education system and Roy Stockdicks life story AGAIN...
P*ssing myself laughing at this comment. I have you know these topics are close to the hearts of all true watford fans.
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: These forums are a joke now. Came to read about Watford FC and it ends up on the British education system and Roy Stockdicks life story AGAIN...[/p][/quote]P*ssing myself laughing at this comment. I have you know these topics are close to the hearts of all true watford fans. GianlucaVialli the better italian
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12:52am Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Or perhaps Alice in Wonderland?
Or perhaps Alice in Wonderland? Roy Stockdill
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1:17am Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I find it very interesting that the vast majority of posters here don't even have the guts to post their real names. They hide behind silly little pseudonyms

Everybody knows who I am because a simple search with Google throws up every reference to me, including my internet website, my real name, my career, my address, telephone number and just about everything else.

I have absolutely nothing to hide. What do you people who post here under pseudonyms have to hide? What are you all afraid of?

Come round to my place sometime and we'll all have a big party with lots of jazz and wine! We could even talk about football, which I suspect I actually know more about than even most of you.
I find it very interesting that the vast majority of posters here don't even have the guts to post their real names. They hide behind silly little pseudonyms Everybody knows who I am because a simple search with Google throws up every reference to me, including my internet website, my real name, my career, my address, telephone number and just about everything else. I have absolutely nothing to hide. What do you people who post here under pseudonyms have to hide? What are you all afraid of? Come round to my place sometime and we'll all have a big party with lots of jazz and wine! We could even talk about football, which I suspect I actually know more about than even most of you. Roy Stockdill
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1:30am Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I might add that those who post here in pseudonyms or false names are cowards in my book.

Why can't you give your real names? What's the problem? Are you afraid to tell the truth?
I might add that those who post here in pseudonyms or false names are cowards in my book. Why can't you give your real names? What's the problem? Are you afraid to tell the truth? Roy Stockdill
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5:54am Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
I might add that those who post here in pseudonyms or false names are cowards in my book.

Why can't you give your real names? What's the problem? Are you afraid to tell the truth?
Jesus, you got the night terrors Woy?
I've put my own details on here a few times for my own detractors but I prefer Lutondown it's got such a nice ring to it.
Now try and get some sleep, you're getting very cranky.
Btw you can research Troy, his mother, his brother for all I care, but come Saturday I will still support the lad come what may.
And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.
Glad you've given yourself the hump, it saves us the bother..night night sleep tight.
That boy Deeney he's one of our own....back of the net
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: I might add that those who post here in pseudonyms or false names are cowards in my book. Why can't you give your real names? What's the problem? Are you afraid to tell the truth?[/p][/quote]Jesus, you got the night terrors Woy? I've put my own details on here a few times for my own detractors but I prefer Lutondown it's got such a nice ring to it. Now try and get some sleep, you're getting very cranky. Btw you can research Troy, his mother, his brother for all I care, but come Saturday I will still support the lad come what may. And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition. Glad you've given yourself the hump, it saves us the bother..night night sleep tight. That boy Deeney he's one of our own....back of the net lutondown
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10:28am Wed 5 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Pssst - Everybody, looking at Roy Stockdicks mad ramblings last night and the time that he was posting, i'd say he is now in a Rioja induced coma and we can all comment on Watford FC without his unwanted rants!!!!!!
Pssst - Everybody, looking at Roy Stockdicks mad ramblings last night and the time that he was posting, i'd say he is now in a Rioja induced coma and we can all comment on Watford FC without his unwanted rants!!!!!! Smilingburkinshaw
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11:11am Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.<

No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences.

You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero!

Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.
>And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.< No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences. You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero! Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates. Roy Stockdill
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2:29pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.&lt;

No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences.

You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero!

Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.
Lol, I guess the clue is in the word "Olympic".

Well Mr Stockdill you certainly like to typecast but aside from your bitterness you really don't appear to have originality whatsoever and all that is apparent seems to be a mirror of Murdoch's Mail fuelled hysteria.

I suggest the next time you are sipping on your Waitrose bargain of the week, you consider just how much more expensive it will be once the Eurosceptic Tory press have hoodwinked Britain back into the dark age while the US and China continue to erode on the square mile's financial dominance. We have next to no industry to fall back on but hey-ho weren't Victorian times marvellous? No Mr Stopcock, for the vast majority of Britons they were horrendous.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.< No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences. You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero! Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.[/p][/quote]Lol, I guess the clue is in the word "Olympic". Well Mr Stockdill you certainly like to typecast but aside from your bitterness you really don't appear to have originality whatsoever and all that is apparent seems to be a mirror of Murdoch's Mail fuelled hysteria. I suggest the next time you are sipping on your Waitrose bargain of the week, you consider just how much more expensive it will be once the Eurosceptic Tory press have hoodwinked Britain back into the dark age while the US and China continue to erode on the square mile's financial dominance. We have next to no industry to fall back on but hey-ho weren't Victorian times marvellous? No Mr Stopcock, for the vast majority of Britons they were horrendous. Bringe
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2:39pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Bringe says...

"REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates."

I'm sure Pele would just love you!!!
"REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates." I'm sure Pele would just love you!!! Bringe
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2:59pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Bringe wrote:
&quot;REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates."

I'm sure Pele would just love you!!!
Sink estates? Council house are Alex and Woy the same person? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bringe[/bold] wrote: "REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates." I'm sure Pele would just love you!!![/p][/quote]Sink estates? Council house are Alex and Woy the same person? ;-) lutondown
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3:11pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

An ode to Woy

Yorkshire born
Yorkshire bred
Strong in the arm
But weak in thy head
An ode to Woy Yorkshire born Yorkshire bred Strong in the arm But weak in thy head lutondown
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3:13pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>I'm sure Pele would just love you!!!<

Surely you're not comparing Troy Deeney with Pele, are you? That's like comparing some half-witted cretin attempting to sing on The X Factor with Frank Sinatra!
>I'm sure Pele would just love you!!!< Surely you're not comparing Troy Deeney with Pele, are you? That's like comparing some half-witted cretin attempting to sing on The X Factor with Frank Sinatra! Roy Stockdill
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3:26pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I'm sure Pele would just love you!!!&lt;

Surely you're not comparing Troy Deeney with Pele, are you? That's like comparing some half-witted cretin attempting to sing on The X Factor with Frank Sinatra!
No Troys sink estate house is probably far superior to Peles shanty hut in poverty ridden Santos, where he grew up.
So it seems Woy it's you and Alex out on your own.
Nobby no mates
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I'm sure Pele would just love you!!!< Surely you're not comparing Troy Deeney with Pele, are you? That's like comparing some half-witted cretin attempting to sing on The X Factor with Frank Sinatra![/p][/quote]No Troys sink estate house is probably far superior to Peles shanty hut in poverty ridden Santos, where he grew up. So it seems Woy it's you and Alex out on your own. Nobby no mates lutondown
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3:30pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

That's fine by me, I've never been much bothered about folks disagreeing with me.

It's a concept called freedom of speech and is enshrined in Article 10 of the Human Rights Act - not that I've a lot of time for the HRA, mind you, since it seems to be mostly a gravy train for lawyers.
That's fine by me, I've never been much bothered about folks disagreeing with me. It's a concept called freedom of speech and is enshrined in Article 10 of the Human Rights Act - not that I've a lot of time for the HRA, mind you, since it seems to be mostly a gravy train for lawyers. Roy Stockdill
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3:35pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
That's fine by me, I've never been much bothered about folks disagreeing with me.

It's a concept called freedom of speech and is enshrined in Article 10 of the Human Rights Act - not that I've a lot of time for the HRA, mind you, since it seems to be mostly a gravy train for lawyers.
It does not apply to you Roy, only us human beings! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: That's fine by me, I've never been much bothered about folks disagreeing with me. It's a concept called freedom of speech and is enshrined in Article 10 of the Human Rights Act - not that I've a lot of time for the HRA, mind you, since it seems to be mostly a gravy train for lawyers.[/p][/quote]It does not apply to you Roy, only us human beings! ;-) lutondown
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7:11pm Wed 5 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.&lt;

No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences.

You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero!

Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.
You know how much I love an argument with lutondowney jr, but Roy I must agree with him here.
There are many floors in your argument, the main one being that in a recent survey football fans were deemed ten times smarter than Olympic fans. Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.< No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences. You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero! Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.[/p][/quote]You know how much I love an argument with lutondowney jr, but Roy I must agree with him here. There are many floors in your argument, the main one being that in a recent survey football fans were deemed ten times smarter than Olympic fans. Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless. GianlucaVialli the better italian
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7:13pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.&lt;

No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences.

You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero!

Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.
You know how much I love an argument with lutondowney jr, but Roy I must agree with him here.
There are many floors in your argument, the main one being that in a recent survey football fans were deemed ten times smarter than Olympic fans. Secondly you claim footballers, &quot;get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.
And I would argue that your pointless, gianpooper the cyber warrior
Couldn't resist it.
Floors? WOY WILL LOVE THAT! Lol
[quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.< No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences. You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero! Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.[/p][/quote]You know how much I love an argument with lutondowney jr, but Roy I must agree with him here. There are many floors in your argument, the main one being that in a recent survey football fans were deemed ten times smarter than Olympic fans. Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.[/p][/quote]And I would argue that your pointless, gianpooper the cyber warrior Couldn't resist it. Floors? WOY WILL LOVE THAT! Lol lutondown
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7:19pm Wed 5 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

lutondown wrote:
GianlucaVialli the better italian wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.&lt;

No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences.

You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero!

Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.
You know how much I love an argument with lutondowney jr, but Roy I must agree with him here.
There are many floors in your argument, the main one being that in a recent survey football fans were deemed ten times smarter than Olympic fans. Secondly you claim footballers, &quot;get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.
And I would argue that your pointless, gianpooper the cyber warrior
Couldn't resist it.
Floors? WOY WILL LOVE THAT! Lol
You claim I'm a cyber warrior but what do you want from me? My mother's maiden name and first pet?
Haha I've been mugged off by auto-correct, don't hurt me Roy.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GianlucaVialli the better italian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >And In answer to your Paedophile poser, no I wouldn't support him nor anyone else, but he has not committed that heinous crime so it's a pointless supposition.< No, he just kicked somebody in the head when the other fellow was lying on the ground. Then, within a short time of being let out of prison, he goes and commits motoring offences. You really don't get it, do you? He is clearly a person of very limited intelligence and education and an affront to most civilised people, but because he occasionally manages to get a ball between a couple of upright sticks of wood to thick football fans he is a hero! Isn't it interesting that there isn't a single footballer on the short list for the Sports Personality of the Year? Instead, we have a line-up of our magnificent Olympians and Para-Olympians - Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Andy Murray et al? REAL sportsmen and women, not the dregs from the gutters of Birmingham and other sink estates.[/p][/quote]You know how much I love an argument with lutondowney jr, but Roy I must agree with him here. There are many floors in your argument, the main one being that in a recent survey football fans were deemed ten times smarter than Olympic fans. Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.[/p][/quote]And I would argue that your pointless, gianpooper the cyber warrior Couldn't resist it. Floors? WOY WILL LOVE THAT! Lol[/p][/quote]You claim I'm a cyber warrior but what do you want from me? My mother's maiden name and first pet? Haha I've been mugged off by auto-correct, don't hurt me Roy. GianlucaVialli the better italian
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7:26pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.<

Track cyclists ride round an oval velodrome, yes, but what about road race cyclists like Bradley Wiggins who ride for three weeks in the Tour de France, well over 100 miles a day, often at more than 40-50 miles an hour, going from the baking sun of the flat to the freezing heights of the Alps or Pyrenees. Winning the Tour de France is a far more gruelling sporting achievement than any footballer ever experiences. The competition is going to be intense this year but I think Wiggo will win it, especially after also winning gold at the Olympics.
>Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.< Track cyclists ride round an oval velodrome, yes, but what about road race cyclists like Bradley Wiggins who ride for three weeks in the Tour de France, well over 100 miles a day, often at more than 40-50 miles an hour, going from the baking sun of the flat to the freezing heights of the Alps or Pyrenees. Winning the Tour de France is a far more gruelling sporting achievement than any footballer ever experiences. The competition is going to be intense this year but I think Wiggo will win it, especially after also winning gold at the Olympics. Roy Stockdill
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7:42pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;Secondly you claim footballers, &quot;get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.&lt;

Track cyclists ride round an oval velodrome, yes, but what about road race cyclists like Bradley Wiggins who ride for three weeks in the Tour de France, well over 100 miles a day, often at more than 40-50 miles an hour, going from the baking sun of the flat to the freezing heights of the Alps or Pyrenees. Winning the Tour de France is a far more gruelling sporting achievement than any footballer ever experiences. The competition is going to be intense this year but I think Wiggo will win it, especially after also winning gold at the Olympics.
Tell what Woy, you and Giantpooper can have a cyber war together.
Wiggo? Btw stop dumbing that poor man down!
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >Secondly you claim footballers, "get a ball between upright sticks of wood," yet all cyclists do is ride in an oval, all swimmers do is move their arms and legs up and down, all runners do is move from A to B. You can argue against all sports for being pointless.< Track cyclists ride round an oval velodrome, yes, but what about road race cyclists like Bradley Wiggins who ride for three weeks in the Tour de France, well over 100 miles a day, often at more than 40-50 miles an hour, going from the baking sun of the flat to the freezing heights of the Alps or Pyrenees. Winning the Tour de France is a far more gruelling sporting achievement than any footballer ever experiences. The competition is going to be intense this year but I think Wiggo will win it, especially after also winning gold at the Olympics.[/p][/quote]Tell what Woy, you and Giantpooper can have a cyber war together. Wiggo? Btw stop dumbing that poor man down! lutondown
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7:51pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

I understand "Wiggo" is his familiar nickname to all his mates and fellow cyclists. I've often seen it in the press.
I understand "Wiggo" is his familiar nickname to all his mates and fellow cyclists. I've often seen it in the press. Roy Stockdill
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9:26am Thu 6 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Ha Ha ... even my three year old nephew can ride a bike, he must be a genius. Tell me, do you consider stabilisers a form of cheating?

Sorry mate but I think your 2 massive A levels only exist in your dreams, I'd be surprised if your nonsense could even muster an eleven plus.
Ha Ha ... even my three year old nephew can ride a bike, he must be a genius. Tell me, do you consider stabilisers a form of cheating? Sorry mate but I think your 2 massive A levels only exist in your dreams, I'd be surprised if your nonsense could even muster an eleven plus. Bringe
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10:11am Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Well, in my day you had to pass the 11-plus to get to a grammar school. If you failed you went to a secondary modern and I didn't fail.

And I assure you I got A-levels in English and History, I may still even have the documentary proof somewhere, though I haven't seen it for years.

Personally, I never saw anything wrong with the grammar-secondary modern system. Grammar schools produced the academic pupils who became administrators, teachers, scientists, mathematicians, chemists, physicists, writers, actors, theatre directors, and (dare I say it) bankers, journalists and even politicians!

The secondary-mods took the less academically gifted who became artisans and tradespeople, plumbers, builders, electricians, etc, who were just as important to society - even footballers! I've written probably several million published words in my working life but I wouldn't dream of attempting to rewire my house or mend the washing machine. It's an old concept called horses for courses.

When comprehensive schools came in and treated everyone according to the lowest common denominator, that was when the educational system began to fall apart. The plain and simple fact is that kids aren't equal because they are all born with different skills and academic ability (or lack of it). I presume you are one of the latter category?

Your comparison of your 3-year-old to Bradley Wiggins merely shows how ridiculous you are. Are you thinking of entering your kid for the Tour de France then? I used to do a bit of racing myself - 10 and 25-mile time trials - and remember how tough it can be.
Well, in my day you had to pass the 11-plus to get to a grammar school. If you failed you went to a secondary modern and I didn't fail. And I assure you I got A-levels in English and History, I may still even have the documentary proof somewhere, though I haven't seen it for years. Personally, I never saw anything wrong with the grammar-secondary modern system. Grammar schools produced the academic pupils who became administrators, teachers, scientists, mathematicians, chemists, physicists, writers, actors, theatre directors, and (dare I say it) bankers, journalists and even politicians! The secondary-mods took the less academically gifted who became artisans and tradespeople, plumbers, builders, electricians, etc, who were just as important to society - even footballers! I've written probably several million published words in my working life but I wouldn't dream of attempting to rewire my house or mend the washing machine. It's an old concept called horses for courses. When comprehensive schools came in and treated everyone according to the lowest common denominator, that was when the educational system began to fall apart. The plain and simple fact is that kids aren't equal because they are all born with different skills and academic ability (or lack of it). I presume you are one of the latter category? Your comparison of your 3-year-old to Bradley Wiggins merely shows how ridiculous you are. Are you thinking of entering your kid for the Tour de France then? I used to do a bit of racing myself - 10 and 25-mile time trials - and remember how tough it can be. Roy Stockdill
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12:50pm Thu 6 Dec 12

there'sonlyonestevekabba says...

My 4 year old can ride a unicycle, is he twice as good as Bradley Wiggins?
My 4 year old can ride a unicycle, is he twice as good as Bradley Wiggins? there'sonlyonestevekabba
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1:14pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.

You are talking utter gibberish, you generalise and insult in equal measure.
I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive. You are talking utter gibberish, you generalise and insult in equal measure. Smilingburkinshaw
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1:21pm Thu 6 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.

You are talking utter gibberish, you generalise and insult in equal measure.
Ah but do you come from a sink estate? ( wtf don't posh people's houses have sinks?) and have you been to the school of life? I suspect you have and Woy hasn't. His loss!
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive. You are talking utter gibberish, you generalise and insult in equal measure.[/p][/quote]Ah but do you come from a sink estate? ( wtf don't posh people's houses have sinks?) and have you been to the school of life? I suspect you have and Woy hasn't. His loss! lutondown
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1:34pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.<

Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.
>I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.< Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top. Roy Stockdill
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1:48pm Thu 6 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.&lt;

Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.
I really think it helps when the shelf stacker at Sainsburys, fully armed with his degree in philosophy points me to the posh wine section. Funny that.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.< Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.[/p][/quote]I really think it helps when the shelf stacker at Sainsburys, fully armed with his degree in philosophy points me to the posh wine section. Funny that. lutondown
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3:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to. I've seen a few things Lutondown!!!! :)
I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to. I've seen a few things Lutondown!!!! :) Smilingburkinshaw
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3:39pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.&lt; Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.
Na, i failed my 11+
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.< Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.[/p][/quote]Na, i failed my 11+ Smilingburkinshaw
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3:46pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to.<

An interesting mixture, since it contains many private homes that were formerly council houses bought by the tenants under the Iron Lady's administration. I certainly didn't approve of many things she did - the destruction of our traditional industries like coal and steel, especially in the north, and the way she pandered to her spiv friends in the City, for instance - but letting people buy their council houses was perhaps one of the cleverer things of her time.
>I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to.< An interesting mixture, since it contains many private homes that were formerly council houses bought by the tenants under the Iron Lady's administration. I certainly didn't approve of many things she did - the destruction of our traditional industries like coal and steel, especially in the north, and the way she pandered to her spiv friends in the City, for instance - but letting people buy their council houses was perhaps one of the cleverer things of her time. Roy Stockdill
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4:24pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Well, in my day you had to pass the 11-plus to get to a grammar school. If you failed you went to a secondary modern and I didn't fail.

And I assure you I got A-levels in English and History, I may still even have the documentary proof somewhere, though I haven't seen it for years.

Personally, I never saw anything wrong with the grammar-secondary modern system. Grammar schools produced the academic pupils who became administrators, teachers, scientists, mathematicians, chemists, physicists, writers, actors, theatre directors, and (dare I say it) bankers, journalists and even politicians!

The secondary-mods took the less academically gifted who became artisans and tradespeople, plumbers, builders, electricians, etc, who were just as important to society - even footballers! I've written probably several million published words in my working life but I wouldn't dream of attempting to rewire my house or mend the washing machine. It's an old concept called horses for courses.

When comprehensive schools came in and treated everyone according to the lowest common denominator, that was when the educational system began to fall apart. The plain and simple fact is that kids aren't equal because they are all born with different skills and academic ability (or lack of it). I presume you are one of the latter category?

Your comparison of your 3-year-old to Bradley Wiggins merely shows how ridiculous you are. Are you thinking of entering your kid for the Tour de France then? I used to do a bit of racing myself - 10 and 25-mile time trials - and remember how tough it can be.
You assume too much Mr Dipstick, I have done all of that and considerably more. Grammar school, O's, A's, advanced C&GLI and even an HND .... not bad for a thick bricklayer eh?
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Well, in my day you had to pass the 11-plus to get to a grammar school. If you failed you went to a secondary modern and I didn't fail. And I assure you I got A-levels in English and History, I may still even have the documentary proof somewhere, though I haven't seen it for years. Personally, I never saw anything wrong with the grammar-secondary modern system. Grammar schools produced the academic pupils who became administrators, teachers, scientists, mathematicians, chemists, physicists, writers, actors, theatre directors, and (dare I say it) bankers, journalists and even politicians! The secondary-mods took the less academically gifted who became artisans and tradespeople, plumbers, builders, electricians, etc, who were just as important to society - even footballers! I've written probably several million published words in my working life but I wouldn't dream of attempting to rewire my house or mend the washing machine. It's an old concept called horses for courses. When comprehensive schools came in and treated everyone according to the lowest common denominator, that was when the educational system began to fall apart. The plain and simple fact is that kids aren't equal because they are all born with different skills and academic ability (or lack of it). I presume you are one of the latter category? Your comparison of your 3-year-old to Bradley Wiggins merely shows how ridiculous you are. Are you thinking of entering your kid for the Tour de France then? I used to do a bit of racing myself - 10 and 25-mile time trials - and remember how tough it can be.[/p][/quote]You assume too much Mr Dipstick, I have done all of that and considerably more. Grammar school, O's, A's, advanced C&GLI and even an HND .... not bad for a thick bricklayer eh? Bringe
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4:36pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to.&lt;

An interesting mixture, since it contains many private homes that were formerly council houses bought by the tenants under the Iron Lady's administration. I certainly didn't approve of many things she did - the destruction of our traditional industries like coal and steel, especially in the north, and the way she pandered to her spiv friends in the City, for instance - but letting people buy their council houses was perhaps one of the cleverer things of her time.
Yup really clever that was ... how many homeless people do we have in this country?
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to.< An interesting mixture, since it contains many private homes that were formerly council houses bought by the tenants under the Iron Lady's administration. I certainly didn't approve of many things she did - the destruction of our traditional industries like coal and steel, especially in the north, and the way she pandered to her spiv friends in the City, for instance - but letting people buy their council houses was perhaps one of the cleverer things of her time.[/p][/quote]Yup really clever that was ... how many homeless people do we have in this country? Bringe
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4:45pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.&lt; Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.
Na, i failed my 11+
xD

Lol, I was a little cleverclogs and at my fathers insistence I took mine early... turned out I didn't need to, they scrapped them later that year.
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.< Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.[/p][/quote]Na, i failed my 11+[/p][/quote]xD Lol, I was a little cleverclogs and at my fathers insistence I took mine early... turned out I didn't need to, they scrapped them later that year. Bringe
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4:51pm Thu 6 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.&lt;

Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.
It's well known that 80% of students at Watford Boys Grammar school have tried class A drugs, with 45% becoming addicted. Compare this with local comprehensives where only 2% have tried class A drugs.
Can you see the difference Roy? Grammar schools produce junkies!
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >I got A levels A-C in English, History and Politics and I went to a Comprehensive.< Well, I expect in earlier days you'd have gone to a grammar school. Look at the examination results tables when they're published and I think you will find it is almost always the older, traditional grammar schools (those still existing, that is), that come top.[/p][/quote]It's well known that 80% of students at Watford Boys Grammar school have tried class A drugs, with 45% becoming addicted. Compare this with local comprehensives where only 2% have tried class A drugs. Can you see the difference Roy? Grammar schools produce junkies! GianlucaVialli the better italian
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4:56pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>Yup really clever that was ... how many homeless people do we have in this country?<

The right to own one's home is a basic, fundamental freedom that many former council tenants took advantage of - and on very preferential terms, too.

Homelessness is a complex problem with numerous reasons for it. In many cases - and I'm not saying all by any means - it is probably their own fault through fecklessness. I should also point out that a major part of the homeless problem is caused by immigrants who have chosen to come here, swelling Britain's ever-increasing population to bursting point. Cap immigration, as no government has yet had the courage to do, and that would be a start.
>Yup really clever that was ... how many homeless people do we have in this country?< The right to own one's home is a basic, fundamental freedom that many former council tenants took advantage of - and on very preferential terms, too. Homelessness is a complex problem with numerous reasons for it. In many cases - and I'm not saying all by any means - it is probably their own fault through fecklessness. I should also point out that a major part of the homeless problem is caused by immigrants who have chosen to come here, swelling Britain's ever-increasing population to bursting point. Cap immigration, as no government has yet had the courage to do, and that would be a start. Roy Stockdill
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4:59pm Thu 6 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to. I've seen a few things Lutondown!!!! :)
Ah those wanton days on the corner of the phillipers! Good days, and lots of sinks! Council house scum ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: I live on the Meriden, so if Roy wants to consider that a sink estate he is welcome to. I've seen a few things Lutondown!!!! :)[/p][/quote]Ah those wanton days on the corner of the phillipers! Good days, and lots of sinks! Council house scum ;-) lutondown
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5:00pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>It's well known that 80% of students at Watford Boys Grammar school have tried class A drugs, with 45% becoming addicted.<

Do you have proof of this? Is there some kind of documentary evidence or is your remark about it being "well known" just a piece of local folklore and hearsay?

I'd be interested to hear what the headteacher of Watford BGS has to say about this when you suggest that almost half his pupils are drug addicts!
>It's well known that 80% of students at Watford Boys Grammar school have tried class A drugs, with 45% becoming addicted.< Do you have proof of this? Is there some kind of documentary evidence or is your remark about it being "well known" just a piece of local folklore and hearsay? I'd be interested to hear what the headteacher of Watford BGS has to say about this when you suggest that almost half his pupils are drug addicts! Roy Stockdill
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5:04pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

BTW, I forgot to mention that if anyone wants to chuck punches or darts at their TV screen, you may just have an opportunity tonight on BBC1 at 9.0 p.m. in the last episode of the current series of Who Do You Think You Are? !!!

I cannot guarantee that I will be appearing because I know what television people are like with their editing, but I was filmed for 2 hours at the Society of Genealogists in London with the stand-up comedian John Bishop, helping him trace his family tree. Of course, not many of you will see it, I imagine, because's football on ITV4 (Tottenham) at the same time!
BTW, I forgot to mention that if anyone wants to chuck punches or darts at their TV screen, you may just have an opportunity tonight on BBC1 at 9.0 p.m. in the last episode of the current series of Who Do You Think You Are? !!! I cannot guarantee that I will be appearing because I know what television people are like with their editing, but I was filmed for 2 hours at the Society of Genealogists in London with the stand-up comedian John Bishop, helping him trace his family tree. Of course, not many of you will see it, I imagine, because's football on ITV4 (Tottenham) at the same time! Roy Stockdill
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5:11pm Thu 6 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
&gt;It's well known that 80% of students at Watford Boys Grammar school have tried class A drugs, with 45% becoming addicted.&lt;

Do you have proof of this? Is there some kind of documentary evidence or is your remark about it being &quot;well known" just a piece of local folklore and hearsay?

I'd be interested to hear what the headteacher of Watford BGS has to say about this when you suggest that almost half his pupils are drug addicts!
You clearly missed the panorama programme on bbc1 about it. The stats were recorded by Watford grammar school for girls after going in undercover.
The head would say, "sort me out geezer, I've got 20 quid."
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: >It's well known that 80% of students at Watford Boys Grammar school have tried class A drugs, with 45% becoming addicted.< Do you have proof of this? Is there some kind of documentary evidence or is your remark about it being "well known" just a piece of local folklore and hearsay? I'd be interested to hear what the headteacher of Watford BGS has to say about this when you suggest that almost half his pupils are drug addicts![/p][/quote]You clearly missed the panorama programme on bbc1 about it. The stats were recorded by Watford grammar school for girls after going in undercover. The head would say, "sort me out geezer, I've got 20 quid." GianlucaVialli the better italian
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5:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
BTW, I forgot to mention that if anyone wants to chuck punches or darts at their TV screen, you may just have an opportunity tonight on BBC1 at 9.0 p.m. in the last episode of the current series of Who Do You Think You Are? !!!

I cannot guarantee that I will be appearing because I know what television people are like with their editing, but I was filmed for 2 hours at the Society of Genealogists in London with the stand-up comedian John Bishop, helping him trace his family tree. Of course, not many of you will see it, I imagine, because's football on ITV4 (Tottenham) at the same time!
No I will watch because I like genealogy, and I also like John Bishop because he comes from a sink estate
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: BTW, I forgot to mention that if anyone wants to chuck punches or darts at their TV screen, you may just have an opportunity tonight on BBC1 at 9.0 p.m. in the last episode of the current series of Who Do You Think You Are? !!! I cannot guarantee that I will be appearing because I know what television people are like with their editing, but I was filmed for 2 hours at the Society of Genealogists in London with the stand-up comedian John Bishop, helping him trace his family tree. Of course, not many of you will see it, I imagine, because's football on ITV4 (Tottenham) at the same time![/p][/quote]No I will watch because I like genealogy, and I also like John Bishop because he comes from a sink estate lutondown
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5:44pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Well, he's from Liverpool but he seemed a very nice chap despite that!
Well, he's from Liverpool but he seemed a very nice chap despite that! Roy Stockdill
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9:43pm Thu 6 Dec 12

GianlucaVialli the better italian says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Well, he's from Liverpool but he seemed a very nice chap despite that!
Roy, cracking performance on bbc 1. Loving the tie.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Well, he's from Liverpool but he seemed a very nice chap despite that![/p][/quote]Roy, cracking performance on bbc 1. Loving the tie. GianlucaVialli the better italian
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9:54pm Thu 6 Dec 12

lutondown says...

What's with the yellow and blue tie Woy? And didn't detect the Yorkshire in thee accent. Elocution?
Interesting show mind!
What's with the yellow and blue tie Woy? And didn't detect the Yorkshire in thee accent. Elocution? Interesting show mind! lutondown
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10:10pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

Thank you, folks I did my best. My accent has deteriorated since I came south! The tie was just one of many stripy ones that I own.
Thank you, folks I did my best. My accent has deteriorated since I came south! The tie was just one of many stripy ones that I own. Roy Stockdill
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10:14pm Thu 6 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Thank you, folks I did my best. My accent has deteriorated since I came south! The tie was just one of many stripy ones that I own.
Always thought stripy had an e in it! Learn something new everyday.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Thank you, folks I did my best. My accent has deteriorated since I came south! The tie was just one of many stripy ones that I own.[/p][/quote]Always thought stripy had an e in it! Learn something new everyday. lutondown
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3:09pm Fri 7 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Roy Stockdill wrote:
Thank you, folks I did my best. My accent has deteriorated since I came south! The tie was just one of many stripy ones that I own.
Roy, as a big fan of John Bishop and the fact my Mums side were Liverpudlians , I'd be interested to know what he was like. Down to earth I would imagine.
I spent a year doing my family tree, and it was addictive, frustrating and all consuming. One very interesting subject is genealogy even from us sink estate kids!
You come across very well.
[quote][p][bold]Roy Stockdill[/bold] wrote: Thank you, folks I did my best. My accent has deteriorated since I came south! The tie was just one of many stripy ones that I own.[/p][/quote]Roy, as a big fan of John Bishop and the fact my Mums side were Liverpudlians , I'd be interested to know what he was like. Down to earth I would imagine. I spent a year doing my family tree, and it was addictive, frustrating and all consuming. One very interesting subject is genealogy even from us sink estate kids! You come across very well. lutondown
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3:19pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

John Bishop is a smashing chap. I really enjoyed meeting him. He is indeed down to earth and I thought he came across as such on the show.

His Scouse accent is stronger than my Yorkshire one, though!

I thought last night's episode was one of the best ever, as the production team found two cracking stories about his ancestors. I particularly liked the one about his great-great-grandfat
her who was an army bandmaster, then a singer at Chichester Cathedral and finally became a black-faced minstrel in Liverpool.
John Bishop is a smashing chap. I really enjoyed meeting him. He is indeed down to earth and I thought he came across as such on the show. His Scouse accent is stronger than my Yorkshire one, though! I thought last night's episode was one of the best ever, as the production team found two cracking stories about his ancestors. I particularly liked the one about his great-great-grandfat her who was an army bandmaster, then a singer at Chichester Cathedral and finally became a black-faced minstrel in Liverpool. Roy Stockdill
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3:23pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Lutondown, he's turning you to the dark side, use all the force to fend him off!!! Darth stockdick strikes back
Lutondown, he's turning you to the dark side, use all the force to fend him off!!! Darth stockdick strikes back Smilingburkinshaw
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5:19pm Fri 7 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
Lutondown, he's turning you to the dark side, use all the force to fend him off!!! Darth stockdick strikes back
No it's Friday, I've see His face, so I'm all good!
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: Lutondown, he's turning you to the dark side, use all the force to fend him off!!! Darth stockdick strikes back[/p][/quote]No it's Friday, I've see His face, so I'm all good! lutondown
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5:38pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Haha give it a tickle for me!!!
Haha give it a tickle for me!!! Smilingburkinshaw
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5:49pm Fri 7 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
Haha give it a tickle for me!!!
What like chooky choo? I think not!
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: Haha give it a tickle for me!!![/p][/quote]What like chooky choo? I think not! lutondown
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6:22pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Often wanted to chase my ancestory, on my fathers side I am supposedly the A-line decendant of a Viking king and on my mothers side from an illegitimate Earl Grey sprog.
Often wanted to chase my ancestory, on my fathers side I am supposedly the A-line decendant of a Viking king and on my mothers side from an illegitimate Earl Grey sprog. Bringe
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7:16pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Roy Stockdill says...

>Often wanted to chase my ancestory, on my fathers side I am supposedly the A-line decendant of a Viking king and on my mothers side from an illegitimate Earl Grey sprog.<

So you mean you descend from a rapist and pillager on one side and a tea-drinking b**tard on the other? No wonder you're a football fan.
>Often wanted to chase my ancestory, on my fathers side I am supposedly the A-line decendant of a Viking king and on my mothers side from an illegitimate Earl Grey sprog.< So you mean you descend from a rapist and pillager on one side and a tea-drinking b**tard on the other? No wonder you're a football fan. Roy Stockdill
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10:19pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Bringe says...

Yeah sort of but I thing King Orry was more settler than barbarian ....
Erm and I think you meant tea drinkers **** ...
you're not really good at this are you? :D
Yeah sort of but I thing King Orry was more settler than barbarian .... Erm and I think you meant tea drinkers **** ... you're not really good at this are you? :D Bringe
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8:17am Sat 8 Dec 12

Smilingburkinshaw says...

Well I'm English German irish and my family all fought against each other in the 1st war. That's the 1st world war not the Boar war where Stokdick served
Well I'm English German irish and my family all fought against each other in the 1st war. That's the 1st world war not the Boar war where Stokdick served Smilingburkinshaw
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10:37am Sat 8 Dec 12

lutondown says...

Smilingburkinshaw wrote:
Well I'm English German irish and my family all fought against each other in the 1st war. That's the 1st world war not the Boar war where Stokdick served
My great nan was a Native American, my nan Canadian,lots of irish ( orange and green) from either parents but, I am English and proud. Proud of what I wonder at time, but even prouder to be a Watfordonian despite councillors best efforts to decimate our town over the decades.
[quote][p][bold]Smilingburkinshaw[/bold] wrote: Well I'm English German irish and my family all fought against each other in the 1st war. That's the 1st world war not the Boar war where Stokdick served[/p][/quote]My great nan was a Native American, my nan Canadian,lots of irish ( orange and green) from either parents but, I am English and proud. Proud of what I wonder at time, but even prouder to be a Watfordonian despite councillors best efforts to decimate our town over the decades. lutondown
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