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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What I have learned today
Bollocks. That is the actual Luciano Pavarotti on those adverts.

True fact: I have only seen the opera Turandot once, live, and during the lead tenor's great moment (Nessun Dorma - transl. "none shall sleep") a bloke immediately behind us DIED. Of a heart attack. His wife's scream gave it away. Followed by the paramedic crew who arrived a few minutes later.

If only opera was normally this much fun I might go.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Modern weed appears to be untrustworthy. A joint sends you doolaly. I am basing this entirely on a short walk to the car with some friends who appeared to lose their minds on the way. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2018 transfers and rumours
Bouchalakis pictured training at Olympiacos. Might just be keeping fit or, more likely, on his way to Greece. Hard to see him playing much of role next season and, if he leaves, will be safely filed in the "not too bad, not that great, thanks for the spectacular goals" file right next to Gary Gardner.
I liked him.  Could kick (couldn't run). I believe he has a girlfriend from nottingham, and there was even crazy talk at one time he'd be prepared to go to Notts to stay around these parts.

Don't think he fully understood the pay structure in the lower leagues.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
I'm mainly called tricky, or tricks, ( or trixiebelle by the idiot Scotsmen ). I find being called Paul confusing in a football context.  I hated my name when I was young because it couldn't be shortened, which is one reason my parents choose it. I wanted to be a 'Dave' after the star of the public service beach cartoon.

A names a label. Once I worked out there weren't enough names to go around all actual people I didn't bother so much.  It's not my name. It's shared.  A very different thing. I don't much care what arbitrary label I'm assigned as long as I can work out when someone is trying to attract my attention. Which they mainly do by calling me c*nt.

I have a couple of context sensitive nicknames, even my parents often call me my brothers name by accident. That Paul personality that I started with is just the Base Layer on which the other multiple personality (disorders) are built. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The World Cup Thread
...meanwhile I was castigating myself for believing that John Stones would come good. 

He's what a stupid person thinks a good footballer looks like. 

My bad.