Shropshire Lad

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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

    January (we need a keeper) transfer window 2019

    My initial reaction is no. However, it really would depend on the deal. If it was an initial loan, with an option to buy in the summer (depending on promotion, whether he fits into the team etc), then I can see some merit in it. If we got him firing and we’re promoted, having a high on confidence forward would serve us well next season. Up front is not the priority position we should be looking at. In fact, it’s probably not even in the top three or four positions we should be looking at - keeper, defender, left back, defensive midfielder are all more pressing.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    I really only give a postcode if I’m asked for one. As an estimate, I’d say that’s maybe 10% of the time, maybe less. If I’m booking a taxi in advance, I’ll try and have the postcode ready in case I’m asked, but normally I say “it’s by local point of interest X”.
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    Midweek Football 10/13 December

    Probably yeah. Couldn’t care less about Man Utd, Man City or Liverpool qualifying. Would have found it amusing had they gone out. I like spurs (I know a lot on here don’t). I always feel they get screwed in the draw for the group stages while every year Man Utd seemingly get given a group with Young Boys, Grasshoppers and Kidderminster Harriers. So fair play to spurs for getting out of the group.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Well, strictly speaking I won a gameboy through a prize in a packet of Quavers. I was going to have my picture in the local paper, but they never published the story. Still have the pictures the paper took. And the gameboy.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    More or less where I am. I don’t think it’s a given, I don’t think it’s written in the stars or anything like that. I just think if you look to go into every game looking to win and can score goals like Villa have recently shown they can, you have a chance.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    I’m waiting patiently for that McGinn fella to settle in and finally be of some use.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Why weren’t all these Leeds fans here when the club changed their badge last season? That could have been great
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    Racism in Football

    I think if you throw anything onto the pitch, you deserve what’s coming to you. If you throw a banana and you have no idea of the racial connotations of doing that, then you’re a ****ing moron. I’ve shouted abuse at players. It’s never been directly in front of a player’s face like the Sterling incident, it’s typically thirty rows away. I don’t think I’d ever say anything to a player if he was in ear shot, or would want to. Maybe a playful “wahey!!” if he slipped or something. As for content, wordsmith that I am, it’s never been more than a concise “**** off”. Regardless of their race.
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    General Chat

    I don’t believe I’ve ever had the flu. Had plenty of colds that have been a sod to get rid of.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Doesn’t make people on here who think it’s possible “deluded”.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Which two games? The last two? Norwich have conceded more in those two against weaker opposition. Just because some of us selfishly haven’t decided to crown Norwich champions in time for their Christmas party, doesn’t make us deluded. Hopeful yep, fanciful even. Deluded? Not quite.
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    Racism in Football

    Don’t believe I’ve heard any racism at Villa Park. I have a mate who claims he heard something said 10-15 years ago by an individual. Not sure exactly what he thinks he heard, but he said the person was asked to repeat what he said and the reply was something less offensive. I find I’m more likely to overhear a racist comment if there’s a televised match on in a pub.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Villan
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    Things You Don't "Get"

    Some of the best volleys I’ve scored have been on my weaker left foot, I never could work out the reason why. Maybe I couldn’t leather it as hard, so it had the net effect of being a more composed shot.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    A lot of my Christmas memories merge. The one that stands out was when me (and my brother) received a SNES along with Super Mario World, the gun and whatever game the gun was used for. Looking at the release year, it must have 1992. I remember feigning enthusiasm one year when I thought a present was going to be a villa shirt (I’d built it up in my mind and was looking forward to wearing it) and it turned out to be a villa jumper, the ungrateful little shit that I am. Looking back, the jumper was the better present anyway. I’m personally looking forward to Christmas as I get to enjoy it afresh vicariously through my kid.