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  1. Evil Monkey

    Javier Garrido

    SPURIOUS INFO ALERT!!!

    Yesterday I saw some suited gentlemen gathering outside Carrow Road, about to enter. I heard one of them say ''How''s your Italian?''

    Of course they could have just been looking for some pasta from Delia''s... But you never know!
  2. Evil Monkey

    Opening ceremony

    I reckon Mitt Romney was hired by Lord Coe to say all that stuff. The English media have been slating the games and our country''s preparations for them for 7 years. They slagged off the ticketing policy, slammed the security arrangements and gave a general feeling that they and the British public didn''t give a hoot about the games...

    But then in comes Romney and says EXACTLY THE SAME THINGS! Only Ronny is a furriner, and a Yank to boot (who we all know are stoopit). Then the hysteria begins, the British people take offence and now we''re all watching fencing and handball and weightlifting, cheering on ''our boys'' (and girls, as long as they''re fit or in with a chance of winning something) and generally feeling proud of what this great nation has achieved.

    ''That Yankee Doodle Dude said it couldn''t be done, but by jingo we done it good and proper what what pip pip! Now, where''s the MacDonalds...''

    Brilliant.

    Incidentally, back on topic, I thought the opening ceremony was out of this world, 10/10 for me. Would have been better without the BBC commentary plonkers, but by the sound of it, America got it worse on that front.
  3. Great choice for me, he''s got a great knowledge of the game and is articulate and insightful. Not being able to understand his accent is just a nonsense, he''s Irish, not Klingon...
  4. Evil Monkey

    Why...

    Dammit. I saw the car too, its a proper footballer''s style range rover, so an easy mistake to make!
  5. Evil Monkey

    Jacob Butterfield

    [quote user="Jim Smith"][quote user="Evil Monkey"]

    [quote user="alysha"]Someone who works at Carra. (think he also posts on here too) "Anyone know why Delia, MWJ etc have turned up at Carrow Rd? Standard meeting or announcement imminent? If so, what? " Could this be our first signing?[/quote]

    It should be clarified that the ''Someone who works at Carra'' does not work for the club and is purely a sighting of the aforementioned people... whoever that someone might be... ahem...

    [/quote]

     

    Don''t think Delia and MWJ being at Carrow Road would be indicative of a player signing about to happen. They don''t usually attend players signings. Would think it would be dealt with by Hughton and McNally. Probably just a board meeting.

    [/quote]

    Quite probably, to be honest. Thinking about it I seem to remember Mr Fry tweeting about this time last month that he was on his way to Norwich for a board meeting (presumed NCFC)... I remember it because it was sod''s law that it was one of the few days I was away from the office!

    The lack of noise from Archant staff suggests its not a presser, but it could be one of those photo ops they do with new signings, where Delia stands by as the new signing holds his new shirt aloft?

    Just a thought...

  6. Evil Monkey

    Jacob Butterfield

    [quote user="alysha"]Someone who works at Carra. (think he also posts on here too) "Anyone know why Delia, MWJ etc have turned up at Carrow Rd? Standard meeting or announcement imminent? If so, what? " Could this be our first signing?[/quote]

    It should be clarified that the ''Someone who works at Carra'' does not work for the club and is purely a sighting of the aforementioned people... whoever that someone might be... ahem...

  7. Evil Monkey

    Tonight and just a thought

    [quote user="morty"]Lol, I live near the train station and I can hear Scottish voices singing already!
    [/quote]

    Some of them were here as early as 8am, Morty, and most of them had tins of beer in their hands already. They seem to have dispersed away from the ground now, and somehow I don''t think they''ve gone to sample the delights of Chapelfield...

     

    Gonna take a wander down the river in a bit and see how the land lies...

     

    Its gonna be a fun day!

  8. I''m just impressed that The Captain managed to remember his log-in details after all these years.

     

    I forget mine after a few months of inactivity then spend half an hour swearing at the computer...

  9. If you play Paul Lambert''s interview backwards it reveals that Grant Holt actually died in a car accident and has been replaced by an actor...
  10. Evil Monkey

    OT: Geoff Shreeves & Ivanovic

    A few years ago I was in a bar with some mates, and nearby was a group of loud drunks, the loudest of which was a chap in a wheelchair. One of my friends, with his back to the group (and thus not realising the situation) said loudly "bloody hell that guy''s loud, he''s legless..."
  11. Evil Monkey

    New Kit Police Investigation

    [quote user="blahblahblah"]Thankfully some common sense from the club after the situation has been explained. "The chap who released the images early was, potentially, breaking the law. The Computer Misuse Act (which controls hacking and stuff) defines hacking as, approximately, ANY unauthorised access." No he was not. The access was authorised. The author of the web page authorised access to the image by placing a link to it in the css file. A css file does the formatting of pages 2 of the main things it does are - Telling the content where to be positioned on the page. A "to do" list of files to load that the browser needs to access to show the page. By placing the graphics file in the css file, the author has given authorisation for someone to find that image regardless of whether he has set the value of the image to "display:hidden;", which seems to be the case here. In the interests of explaining what has happened to those who are arguing misuse, and might not understand what has occured, There is a strong possibility that this is what he has done, and what anyone with a mind to could do (in firefox anyway) : 1) Right clicked on the web page. 2) Selected the option "view page source" 3) Pressed ctrl and F to bring the "find text" window up. 4) Typed ".css" into the find window, and then clicked the spyglass / search button. 5) clicked on the .css file, within the code of the page, as firefox will allow you to do this. 5) Gone back to the find window, and typed ".jpg", ".gif" or ".png" to find the location of the file. 6) Selected and copied the file name( e.g. /images/icon_toolbar_mid.gif is a file for this forum), and then tagged this onto the domain name (e.g. http://services.pinkun.com/forums/pinkun/cs/forums/images/icon_toolbar_mid.gif ) is the full address of the file I found. This is not computer misuse. The file was in the public domain. The chances are it was on Google images before the lad had found it, you''d just need the right keywords to find it. If the 17 year old is "guilty of hacking", and "intellectual property theft", then so is every search engine in the world. Google is in fact built upon the theft of other peoples text and images, through an extremely clever automated version of the steps above. I hope the lad gets a free shirt at least for his trouble.[/quote]

    That''s the clearest explanation I''ve seen for how the kid got the images.

     

    It does seem to confirm my suspicions earlier in the day, that although the web page was left wide open to abuse, the kid still had to know what he was doing to find the images.  He''s an IT student, he clearly knew what he was doing and didn''t just stumble across the pictures by chance as a result of club incompetency, as seemed to be the theory earlier yesterday.

     

    Yes, the marketing company who set up the site are at fault for leaving the door wide open, but Chris Brown went into the source code with clear intent. No, its not hacking, and police should never have been called, but I don''t feel that he is totally innocent in all of this.

     

    But, more importantly, he''s apologised for doing it, the club have apologised for their heavy-handed reaction*.  I don''t see Emmerson Marketing''s own statement on the matter as much of an apology, but I guess they should be doing that to the club rather than the fans.  This should be the end of matters.

     

    *Incidentally, my suspicion on the police involvement is that the person responsible at Emmerson Marketing was trying to cover his own back/his company''s back for their obvious lack of security and reported that it must have been some skilled hacker to get around their stringent security rules... Didn''t work, though, as I fully expect either a severe disciplinary or a P45 to be heading his way shortly...

  12. Evil Monkey

    Saturday v Citeh

    [quote user="Evil Monkey"]

    I was quite embarassed when we went up there and some of our fans started singing "where were you when you were shit?" because I''ve seen myself that most of the fans in that stadium were in the same place they were during the darker days.

    [/quote]

     

    I feel I should clarify, before the pedants get hold of me, that of course during most of those days those City fans were sat in Maine Road... the point is that the surroundings may be different, and the wage bill larger, but the fans are just the same...

  13. Evil Monkey

    Saturday v Citeh

    Carrow Road ten minutes walk from the station? How slow do you lot walk? If you''re running late you could power walk or jog it in less than 5.

     

    Regarding the title, I''d like to see Man City win it - I spent some years living in Manchester (and would love to go back, to be honest) and its easy to see how much more passionate and loyal the City fans are than United. I was quite embarassed when we went up there and some of our fans started singing "where were you when you were shit?" because I''ve seen myself that most of the fans in that stadium were in the same place they were during the darker days. 

     

    Man City fans are among the top fans in the country, for my money - their many years of labouring under the shadow of United have made them appreciate what they have now all the more, and there tends to be a black humour about City''s ability to throw it away when they''ve come so close.

     

    On Saturday, I expect City to throw everything at us.  We won''t make it easy for you, but I expect you''ll get the result you hope for, putting the pressure back on United.  Mancini may be underplaying it a little, but that''s just mind games; City smell blood and they''ll go for the kill now.

     

    Be warned, though. Do NOT put out a central midfield pairing of Gareth Barry and James Milner. Hoolahan and Howson will make them look stupid... [:P]

     

    Oh, and as for those suggesting that a league title is a victory over money - what planet are you living on???

  14. Evil Monkey

    Midfielders

    I''m actually jealous of where LDC lives - its my favourite part of the world and where I''ll end up living one day, hopefully. I''ll spend my years walking the hills and desperately wishing I could listen to Radio Norfolk... (for the football, you understand...)
  15. Evil Monkey

    This season is NOT over by a long way....

    Fair play to Swansea, they''ve had a good season. Yes, the media hype is tiresome and I don''t think Brendan Rogers is as tactically astute as Lambert, but they''ve done just as well as we have.

    Given the pre-season hype - and the January hype for that matter - was all about how dangerous QPR were going to be with Keiron Dyer, SWP, Bobby Zamora and Cisse, etc, I''m just happy that both the other promoted sides are above them, while they flounder in the relegation zone.

    I do, however, want to finish above Swansea to finish as the pride of the promoted three, but given that I''d simply have taken survival before the start of the season, this is perhaps a little greedy of me.
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