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  1. [quote user="YankeeCanary"]   ....... PhatCanary, in attempting to underscore his "A" levels in maths, uses ...... [/quote] Alas! I''m afraid you''re demonstrating your ignorance of the British examination system; ''A'' levels & GCSE ''A''s are completely different beasts. Also he wouldn''t have ''A'' levels in maths unless he took Pure & Applied as separate subjects (can you still do that?) Sorry, but I do love a spot of pedantry occasionally.
  2. Couldn''t disagree more. Thought he was spot on. If JC et al. can''t accept that level of criticism (hardly a vicious "attack" - more a bit of honesty allied to some mild leg-pulling) they must be a really thin-skinned bunch of primma donnas. And I don''t think for one second that they are.
  3. [quote user="jas the barclay king"] i like old "sicknote" he does produce more end product than Crofty but isnt as quick... [/quote] Something that''s been bugging me for a while - is Croft quick or not? People seem totally divided on this. Reading comments abour him takes me back to the days of Victor Sylvester (!!!!!!) - slow, slow, quick,quick, slow. Is he or isn''t he?
  4. I wonder if Glenn''s fiddling about to see how squad members react to different tactics/combinations, plus keeping the Prem clubs sweet by playing their loan players on a regular basis. I reckon he thinks relegation/ top six isn''t on the cards ( he knows he can select a team capable of picking up enough points to avoid the former, but not achieve the latter), so he''s having a bit of a play. It''s all about next season now.
  5. Worst tackle I''ve seen was Schumacher''s flattening of Patrick Battiston in the 1982 World Cup semi. Looked like attempted manslaughter to me. He should still be in prison.
  6. Monty Python circa 1969. Played by Michael Palin, Ron was the dodgy manager of brainless boxer/athlete (Ken somebody-or-other) played by John Cleese.
  7. It''s becoming apparent what Roeder didn''t see in him.
  8. On channel 5 now, playing for Slavia Prague. Commentator thinks he has a point to prove, apparently.
  9. The Romans successfully ran their empire on the principle of keeping the natives happy. To do this they realised they had to provide them with two things; panem et circenses. Food & entertainments.  Football is part of the mass entertainment industry. That is where the money is ( until the next global environmental catastrophe anyway). In the good old days the masses didn''t have any money - what little they had was all used up getting panem on the table. Nowadays entire industries are based on the desire of pre-teens to watch cartoon figures engage in heroic battles on a mobile phone screen. So there are two possibilities; either football is a passing fad which will decline, the money will disappear & it''ll be back to jumpers for goalposts (remember Ripping Yarns'' "Golden Gordon"?) or it appeals to something deeper in the human psyche, it will continue to expand & evolve. The days of 100,000 penniless supporters throwing their cloth caps in the air at cup finals will never return. Ultimately the market will decide.
  10. [quote user="jas the barclay king"] the only board member at Roeders press conference and the only Board member to so far come out and publically back the manager nationally then with this interviews...    I''ll leave everyone else to Speculate jas :) [/quote] Umm .... No, sorry, no idea. What''s your speculation then?
  11. [quote user="macdougalls perm"] By the way, I reckon the real value of quantum physics is that it is proof that our idea of science has limits. You just can''t reduce it to predictable, logical patterns - I say, old chap, how extraordinarily irritating. [:)]      [/quote] I think it''s more a symptom of man''s overweening vanity, a refusal to admit Shopenhauer''s  insight that we can never know Things in Themselves- Hawking " knowing the mind of God " etc.  I mean, Schroedinger''s poor bloody cat, honestly. And As Blahx3 pointed out, wave/particle duality my arse.
  12. It''s the Big Question alright. I posted on here that promotion last time completely wrong-footed the board. I''m just hoping that if, by a miracle, it should happen this year, they will have learnt by their mistakes & have a better plan - or at least a plan. Actually , when you consider that survival was still achievable on the last day of the season, then this time the chances of staying up must be better; I said before there were only 3 or 4 Premiership players in the squad (including Ashton), I rate Roeder much higher than Worthy & I am sure he could attract a far higher calibre of player, even with the same budget.. How much was spent on players last time? Very little apart from Ashton''s transfer I think. What a challenge it would be for Glenn - pull it off & his standing would reach Clough-like proportions. A huge incentive. It''s nice to dream.
  14. [quote user="blahblahblah"]quantum physics ( what''s the point of it ?  what does it do ? )  [/quote] As a predictive model enabling modern electronics technology it''s pretty useful; tunnel diodes, Fermi levels (hence transistors, hence computers) lasers, nuclear fission & fusion (bombs & reactors) etc. etc. That kinda thing. I unfortunately have a problem in that I don''t believe a fecking word of it.
  15. I humbly & unreservedly apologise to you. Mr. Roeder sir. Just proves one must never rush to judgement.
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