Shropshire Lad

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About Shropshire Lad

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  • Birthday 29/06/1983

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    Music, films, bit of history (old buildings and things), beer and running. And getting in a state over Aston Villa FC.

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  1. Shropshire Lad

    Best current ex-Villa XI?

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    Best current ex-Villa XI?

    You can choose current players too.
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    Things you often Wonder

    How much longer Müller are going to continue with their advertising campaign where the “punchline” of every advert is that Nicole Scherzinger gets some yoghurt on her nose in an accidental yet endearing way.
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    Fixtures 18/19

    I’m trying not to think about last season or Villa generally at the moment, but I couldn’t help myself here. Points gained from each team - Boro 4 (1 home, 3 away) Derby 1 (1 home) Preston 4 (1 home, 3 away) Millwall 1 (1 home) Brentford 1 (1 home) Sheff Utd 4 (1 home, 3 away) Bristol 4 (3 home, 1 away) Ipswich 6 Leeds 4 (3 home, 1 away) Norwich 3 (3 home) Sheff Wed 3 (3 away) QPR 3 (3 away) Forest 6 Hull City 2 Small heath 4 (3 home, 1 away) Reading 3 (3 home) Bolton 3 (3 home) So that’s 56 points from a possible 102, 31 from home fixtures home and 25 away.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Must have been mentioned before now, but when actors names on movie posters aren’t lined up with the correct actor.
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    All New Funny Pics Thread - Clean Edition

    She was 29 in 1986, she’s now a month shy of 61. Not that surprising is it? The worst thing about this is that it’s brought to my attention they’re making a sequel to “Top Gun”.
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    New Music 2018

    Belatedly throwing my two pennies worth in. For me it’s between “Alligator” or “Trouble will find me” as their best album. The former has catchier and more instantly memorable tunes (“All the wine”, “Mr November”). The latter has a more rounded sound, that’s a bit more subtle but once you “get it”, it really gets under your skin. Having said that, I have the impression that “High Violet” and “Boxer” are the more lauded albums by critics and fans alike, which is fair enough. All four are worth investigating. I’ve not got round to listening to their latest album, been meaning to for ages. While it’s not quite as good as their later stuff, “Sad songs for dirty lovers” has some really enjoyable stuff (the string section on “90 mile water wall” is particularly good).
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    The VT "It's the weekend!" thread

    Go for a six mile run tomorrow. Saturday night will be my first without parental duties in over a week. The plan is to meet my mate who haven’t seen since the snow prevented the QPR game. The evening will mainly involve drinking beer and not discussing Villa. Sunday, it’s father’s day. Not sure what I’ll be doing.
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    World Cup : Group B (Por, Spa, Mor, Irn)

    Dropped points. Advantage Iran.
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    Jordan Ayew

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    Steve Bruce

    I’m fairly undecided/uncertain on him. Broadly speaking, the more of the squad we retain, the more inclined I am that we stick with him. I think.
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    All New Funny Pics Thread - Clean Edition

    Blimey, that’s got to be a foot long.
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    Steve Bruce

    We won ten games in which we scored 3 or more goals (amassing a total of 37 goals) compared to seven games where we won 1-0. The conversation piqued my curiosity.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    I’ve got water in my ear and I can’t shift it.
  15. I hope politicians always conjure up the image of the Loch Ness Monster, a seagull and several sheep when making important decisions.