Yes I am aware that he lives in Wellington which is on the north Island and Christchurch is in the south but I worry. Also doesn't New Zealand have a strict anti gun policy. As for the fact of the matter doesn't Australia? So for a mad Aussie to attack NZ mosques is even more confounding. How did he get the weapons there? Etc etc.
I would be very interested to know his perspective and of course to make sure that Mangy is okay. He's a top bloke and we would like to visit again (even if I am getting the rounds in).
They wanted Mad mick gone. He gone. They are rooted to the bottom of the Championship. They also have been getting creditable draws in the last few weeks. We are away. We need to win. We don't actually beat them unless we are in danger of relegation. We don't actually have a centre forward. 1-1.
Apt I would think. Obviously the name Grealish in the title popped up in my devious little brain but I didn't want anyone to get any fiendish ideas.
This will be a tough one. Sure, they don't have their flying winger anymore but they did give d*rby a hell of a kicking earlier in the month. Have they toughened defensively? It depends on whether you consider Mings to be stamping on people tough?
Grabban I would hope is available. Grealish is a still knob end who has a very punchable face, (something I implore you not to do), so no doubt his good form may cause us great problems as will Tammy Abraham. At least we have two centre backs who can jump now.
This could go either way. We need to maintain momentum but alas I think 1-1 might be the result.
Will Martin change it up, (by that I hope I don't mean Watson) and add some flair? Your guess is as good as mine. If so, I may change my mind and sneak a win. It might be our last super big test this season as Villa do have good players and I would be delighted if we fcuk up their season so they go into FFP freefall next year.
Last time we played them they were Pants. They have improved a lot. They also always beat us at home. We are solid but uninspiring nowadays. They beat Brum and Stoke. Brum and Stoke beat us. Are we now in that category? At the moment yes. It could all go tits up.
Will Martin notice this and bring back a little finesse? We will see Eric. His wife is still lovely. I hope Appiah plays, (I suspect he won’t..)
Urgh. Let’s go with 2-0. lolley and Murphy. (Yes you heard it here first!!!)
After the Rapture of donking Direby this will be an exercise in hoofing. Our centre backs are solid and will cope with anything skyward. The question is will we have any gumption Playing a team who are basically a more expensive us? They do have Sam Vokes which is bothersome but I don’t think Martin is going to change the team for this one.
I hope to be wrong. I would like to be surprised by total football but do you think we will see Carvalho and Pele against Ryan Shawcross?
Sure, We could included thick Frank and woolly jokes but nothing ever beats the image of Psycho smashing Ten McMinn through and over a boarding. Then of course the indelible image of our glorious former leader fists raised and pumped as Ozzy smashed in the winner way back.
Wouldn’t it be good if we metaphorically gave d*rby Such a TGLE slap that their season crumbles once again.
This time it’s legends MON and nutter butter Keane at the helm. They must hate Direby because they played for us. It will be blood and thunder and ugly to watch (as these matches always seem to be) but with our well hard centre backs ready for the fight Tom Carroll is going to get the sh!t kicked out of him. There will probably be a sending off (hopefully cry baby Keogh). We will win 1-0. Lolley.
It would be nice at half time to have Nathan Tyson come out and run around the field with a flag. That would be a fitting touch.
Preston tw@tted Norwich on Wednesday. They like to press. We like to press. Except they do it better and we are a bit meh. I can see us getting tw@tted or a rousing 0-0.
But since my threads are full of hope and frankly better than Karanka I have to go with us putting up a fight. There will be changes for the team (MON) said so. I suspect Colback and Yates will play. Will Watson sit or get sent off. We are not making the playoffs but I see a plan. We will be solid and Boring. I still like Martin and Roy though.
Here’s to a surprise Appiah sighting and a possible Bridcutt/Pele over the patio appearance.
Okay this is the deadly duo's first home game. It's Brentford who always out football us. I have faith that mad Roy will have the players finely tuned into kicking the sh!t out of the buzzy bees. Roy also has instructions for Milosovic (because he sounds like a Serbian war criminal), to stand on Ollie Watkins's hand everytime he does a chronically comical dive. (Great player but that last week to win the game was comical.).
We win 1-0 after Pele forgets to hoof the ball and passes a beauty to Lolley to dispatch the goal and then kiss his badge because the new deal means he loves Forest and not Villa.
The train starts rolling and Russ complains that we all live in the past and that Murphy should be dead by now. In other news Bonatini starts because Grabban is still buggered and Wague gets sent off because he doesn't understand that a physical game doesn't mean all in Wrestling..
Incoming neck ache! Rowett’s Stoke coming to town. I cannot image a game of beautiful passing football with skill and drama. I only think of sh!t trainers and Peter Crouch. Stoke are underperforming. Maybe we can get the gobby tw@t the sack. I am sure Karanka is going to overwhelm me with his dynamism. We go ahead they hoof. We hoof. I have a spasm. Jim screams that Stoke are a sh!t club and blathers something about knowing someone when he just heard something from someone else and took the credit for it. Ingo falls off his bike. Tricky talks about attrition and shoulders with a bit of grump thrown in. Russ talks sh!t about something irrelevant so he can have an argument and when no-one takes the bait he has an argument anyway. JP will extol the virtues of non- league standard Scottish football (and in this instance he will probably be correct). Gasman will complain the game isnt on I-follow (it is..) Rich B is right, it will be 2-0.... Somewhere!!!
That's as may be but I give it to him that his clever match thread won us the game against Sheffield Borgsday for the first time in seven games. So hopefully something equally as inspired for Rotherington this Saturday and it's Thursday you lazy cnut where is the match thread?!!?
YES IT'S A FCUKING MATCH THREAD ON A THURSDAY BUT CURSED BY THE PREMATURE EJACULATION OF JP'S EAGERNESS TO HELP US WITH THE BOREDOM OF THE INTERNATIONAL BREAK LAST WEEK... (Why am I shouting?)...
Let's face it Kranky may have had midfielders and free agents foisted upon him but you know deep down in your heart of hearts that Colback and Watson will be playing together. Graham Potter seems to be a great man manager, (his work in Sweden was pretty amazing), and Swansea are rolling. Barrie will be looking for some vindication against his former team. Will Ben O be at the back so therefore he won't probably whack him. And let's be honest our former Little scotch pub league hero probably won't go off the boil until November when it gets cold and you feel a good kicking.... sooooooooo we will try and bore the Welsh into submission and will probably be torn a new one...
Brum scared them but then again they scared us. I am not sure we have enough until we decide to play something that looks like football. I suspect a sending off in this game (probably us because we have the worst disciplinary level in the whole division), and if any Swans player gets into trouble much to Russ's ire they will be given a pardon by the Welsh FA.
2-0 Swansea. (Ben Brereton will score for Blackburn in a corresponding game and we all cry..)
Chicago: Hoping for a Spanish Megson progressive football stroke.....