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Shropshire Lad last won the day on April 19 2016

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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. Things you often Wonder

    I often wonder for how long famous people from both the past will be remembered for in years to come. And by famous people, I don’t mean someone like Winston Churchill, I mean the likes of Peter Sellers or Harry H. Corbett.
  2. Might be just me, but I don’t really consider international performances/success as a significant factor when deciding if a player is world class. It adds a certain weight of course, but I wouldn’t discount someone if they hadn’t performed at an international tournament. It’s an extreme example, but I dare say George Weah was considered world class and that label would have been based pretty much solely on his club career. Ditto the likes of Di Stefano and Best too. As for Kane, it still feels a little soon to be putting him up there amongst the elite, but I agree he is making it very difficult to argue otherwise.
  3. The PL sack race

    Between Bilic and Koeman I would think. Difficult to choose but I went with Koeman as I think the Everton board are probably more prepared to pay out the necessary compensation.
  4. The VT "It's the weekend!" thread

    Looking after the little one tonight and tomorrow morning, hopefully go for a run at some point. Then heading into brum to enjoy some beers, my first for three weeks. Trying to not to worry about the game. Nothing planned on Sunday, relaxing and doing a few things around the house probably.
  5. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    I’m the opposite these days. Since living on my own again, I now happily have no idea what is happening on Made in Chelsea.
  6. Martin O'Neill

    Marlon Harewood, that was a few quid lost. Stephen Warnock, Curtis Davies and Nicky Shorey too. And while not major money there’s Salifou of course, four appearances over four years was it? Dread to think how much his wages totalled over that time.
  7. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    As I would be. A lot will depend on how we respond to this defeat of course. It’s just on the face of it, to me, achieving around 20 points over the next 11 games seems doable. I look at those sides and I don’t find myself feeling too anxious. It won’t be easy, there will be defeats, but then we’ve seen the likes of Fulham, Wednesday, Leeds falter a bit so far. But then of course, they will say the same of us.
  8. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    Yeah, I did think that. The sun finally coming out today may have influenced me.
  9. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    As I’ve had a spare moment, looking at the fixtures up to the season’s halfway mark I reckon we’ll reach around the 40 points total (I’ve tried to be realistic, with an undercurrent of optimism). Fulham (h) Blues (a) Preston (a) I think about five points from these three. Wednesday (h) QPR (a) Sunderland (h) Ipswich (h) Probably the most optimistic section of my predictions, I reckon maybe ten points here. Leeds (a) Milwall (h) Derby (a) Sheff Utd (h) Maybe seven points from these four taking us to the halfway mark. That would get us to 41 points, 1.78 points per game. Just for reference purposes, Newcastle were on 49 points at the halfway point last season.
  10. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Reminds of this...(nsfw)
  11. Totally useless information/trivia

    Just read a little bit more about this. Apart from one of them, all the reverse fixtures were played two days later. The results were - Aston Villa 4-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Blackburn Rovers 1-3 West Ham Bolton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday Chelsea 1-0 Blackpool Everton 0-3 Leicester City Ipswich Town 4-2 Fulham Manchester United 5-1 Burnley Sheffield United 1-2 Nottingham Forest Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 West Bromwich Albion A paltry 34 goals across 9 matches but in addition to the first ten fixtures it gives a nice round total of 100 goals.
  12. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    Tandy you say? What better way to unwind...
  13. Liverpool

    Starting to think this isn’t going to be their year.
  14. Irreverentad's Relationship Advice Thread

    The ex and I had another massive row the other week and she’s subsequently moved out to stay with her sister for the time being. Still seeing my daughter 4/5 days a week (during the day), but now I have my evenings and more of my weekends free. As such I’m spending a lot more time by myself and I’d forgotten how great it is. I’ve found that I very much like to have things my way around the house. I’d like to meet someone one day but at the same time I feel a bit jaded at the moment and can’t work up much enthusiasm, which I guess is likely to be expected.
  15. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    Merely tempering any expectations some may have for being in the top six during the upcoming international break.